E. H. DAVIES IS NOW SHOWING THE LATEST NOVELTIES in CHILDREN'S MILLINERY, CAPES, COATS & COSTUMES, Also, a Great Assortment of LADIES' TRIMMED and UNTRIMMED MILLINERY. UXBRIDGE HOUSE, COLWYN BAY. W. WILLIAMS & CO., HIGH CLASS GROCERS, Italian Warehousemen, Wine and Spirit Merchants, STATION ROAD, COLWYN BAY. MAKERS OF PLAIN AND FANCY BREAD. In consequence of the substantial reduction in the price of Flour, Bread is now retailed at a very low price. W. W. & Co. are now receiving daily consignments of some very Choice DEVONSHIRE BUTTER. 157- Manager, E. J. DA VIES. LIDBETTER & LONGMAID, Family Grocers, Bakers, and Provision Merchants, Abergele & Belgrave Roads, COLWYN BAY, Sole Manufacturers of Montgomerie's Patent:Malt Bread. Finest Danish, Irish, and Welsh Butters. Special Agents for Colombo Ceylon Tea, 2/- lb. Families waited upon for Orders daily. 157- WINTER DRINK. DUD T HOP Raters JT 1V 1 AND STOUT — ——————————————————— (NON-ALCOHOLIC) Is a splendid Drink for an Appetiser, a good Refresher, and if you feel cold and [depressed, Drink a Bottle, and in few minutes you will be alright. TT/ T T D "DD T 7 U C r\ 17ITC D "C r\ I On each Bottle there is a Bonus Label. Tear them off, and rUUK r^I\.lZrIl0 Ur r JtUvlUJ send them to us on the 30th of each month. Insist on having PERI and see that the Label is on. Price 2d. each, 1/8 per doz. SWPERI & CO., COLWYN BAY. LATEST NOVELTIES IN MANTLES, JACKETS, AND FURS. MISSES THOMAS, COSTUMIERS, 7, HIGH ST., CONWAY. G- BEVAK & CO., General and Furnishing Ironmongers, Gas Fitters, BELL HANGERS & PLUMBERS, CONWAY ROAD, COLWYN BAY. BATH CHAIRS, PERAMBULATORS, COTS, BATHS, AND SEWING MACHINES FOR SALE OR HIRE. A large stock of Paper Hangings, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, &c., always on hand. 209— JOSEPH DICKEN. Cabinet Maker and Upholsterer, Etc. Dining and Drawing Room Suites from 5 to 29 Guineas, full Suite complete. Bedroom Suites from 4 to 35 Guineas, full Suite complete. Oak, Walnut, and Mahogany Sideboards, from 3 to 21 Guineas. Inlaid Rosewood and Walnut, Overmantels, from 16/6 to 9 Guineas. Bedsteads, Bedding, Carpets, Linoleums, &c. Drawing and Diningroom Suites reupholsteted and made equal to new. One of the largest and most comPlete stocks in Wales. Estimates Free. Station Road, Colwyn Bay. 287—52 CURE ASTHMA, BRONCHITIS, COUGHS, COLDS, AND CHEST COMPLAINTS, By using the Herbal 14 gET AND SMOKING MIXTURE. £ Warranted to contain NO NICOTINE. CURE and enjoy yourself at the same time. Pleasant to use, unfailing in their action, they may be safely smoked by Ladies and Children. W Worth their Weight in Gold. Sealed Boxes only are Genuine. Refuse Spurious Imitations, I/ 1/6, an<3 2/6 °fChemists and Stores, BEFORE. or of the SPANISH CIGARETTE CO., 275, Strand, London, W.C. AFTER. Warranted to contain NO NICOTINE. CURE and enjoy yourself at the same time. Pleasant to use, unfailing in their action, they may be safely smoked by Ladies and Children. Worth their Weight in Gold. Sealed Boxes only are Genuine. Refuse Spurious Imitations, 1/ 1/6, and 2/6 of all Chemists and Stores, or of the SPANISH CIGARETTE CO., 275, Strand, London, W.C. GREAT SAVING BY PURCHASING THE LARGER SIZES. Sold by Mr. E. LLOYD, Chemist, Colwyn Bay. 289-26 4 RODERICK DHU, OLD HIGHLAND WHISKY. The Favourite Scotch Whisky of the Day. Has now an established reputation, obtained through genuine merit alone. AWARDED PRIZE MEDAL WHEREVER EXHIBITED. SOLD EVERYWHERE In the firm's own labelled and capsuled bottles. WRIGHT & GREIG, LIMITED, GLASGOW. 286-13 Established at Late with Mr T. Edge, Llan- Colwyn Bay, 1879. dudno, for 12 years. J. W. THOMAS, PHOTOGRAPHER, KENSINGTON HOUSE, CONWAY ROAD COLWYN BAY. ONLY FIRST CLASS WORK DONE. STUDIO ON THE GROUND FLOOR. Views of the District always in stock. After 15 years business in Colwyn Bay, J. W. T. desires to thank the residents and visitors for their patronage in the past, and hopes for a continuace of the same in the future. 157- NOTICE OF REMOVAL. Mr. A. Alford Sarson, L. D. S. DENTAL SURGEON, Has Removed to HEATHFIELD, (OLD POST OFFICE). ATTENDANCE DAILY, 10 to 6 O'CLOCK. .The People's Boot Shop IS JOHN WILLIAMS', THE Great Boot Provider for Colwyn Bay and Neighbourhood, for many years. Large Stock at Lowest possible Prices for Cash. 12, Station Ri, Colwyn Bay. Mrs. FOX, Scientific Dress Maker, Primrose Hill, Colwyn Bay. Ladies' own materials made up on moderate terms. 154-52 omm:I(lIa mOVlm, ABERGELE ROAD, COLWYN BAY. Germ, Constitution, and Fresh Bread Daily. PURE KIEL AND DENBIGH BUTTER. HOME CURED HAMS & BACON. R. E. Jones & Bros. W Srooothj ,:¡.f1' Doublt Thlefc 41 '« VV* This New Paper is pure white, has an exquisite j surface, and:1 is perfectly smooth on both sides. It is made from the purest materials, giving it -v? most delicate;:touch while the improved nxachinery^ ifry which it is made and the enormous pr uc ^ejable it to be sold at a moderate price. Qulrss. R. E. Jones &,Bros, WORTHINGTON & Co., Ld. BREWERS BY APPOINTMENT To H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES, BURTON ON TRENT. ESTABLISHED 1750. ==^====^==r- Families can be supplied direct from the Brewery with the CELEBRATED INDIA PALE ALES, MILD ALES, DINNER ALES, AND STOUTS, Of the above well-known Company, in 9 or 18 Gallon Casks and upwards on application to their LOCAL AGENTS: J. C. SMALLWOOD;- BLUE BELL HOTEL, CONWAY, AND E. H. DAVIES, UXBRIDGE HOUSE, COLWYN BAY, ALSO INDIA PALE AND DINNER ALE IN BOTTLE. Orders by Post will receive prompt attention. 220— LEWIS BROS'. AUTUMN AND WINTER OVERCOATS MESSRS. LEWIS BROS. are now showing a large variety of the Newest Textures for Autumn and Winter Overcoats. The most approved Overcoatings for the season are the Irish Frieze, Beavers, and Meltons. We are offering THE BEST OVERCOAT IN THE TRADE, AT 30/ In Black, Brown, Blue, and Drab Beaver, made and trimmed in the latest style. A Very Stylish Double Breast Munster Coat 50 inches long, in Irish Frieze, for 35/ Grey, Brown, or Steel. WINTER TROUSERINGS, A Very Special Line, at 13/6. You are recluested to send for Patnerna. READY MADE DEPARTMENT. A complete stock of Boys', Youths', and Men's Clothing. OUR ONLY ADDRESS IS:- LEWIS BROS., Bradford House, Conway Road, Colwyn Bay. 163-46 COLWYN BAY GOLF CLUB. TERMS OF MEMBERSHIP. Non-Playing Members £1 1 0 per annum. Playing Members JS1 1 0 per annum Subscription. 1 0 Entrance Fee. Visitors (if properly introduced and subject to the rules of the Club). Each Person 2/6 per day. Each Person 5/- per week A Professional is in daily attendance. HON. SEC., F. A. DEW, Llewelyn Chambers, 289- Colwyn Bay. M. & J. WILLIAMS, (PLAS MAWR), HIGH STREET, CONWAY. CABINET MAKERS, UPHOLSTERERS, COMPLETE HOUSE FURNISHERS, IRONMONGERS, PICTURE-FRAME MAKERS, JOINERS, and OFFICE FITTERS. Undertakers. 252-52 It will Pay you to go there!" "WHERE!" J. JARED WILLIAMS' Glass, China and Earthenware Warehouse, Prospect House, Conway. 15 p.c. Cheaper than any other house in the county. Specialities: TOILET SETS, TEA SERVICES, DINNER SERVICES. List of Prices on Application 215- MORRIS, BILL POSTER Under the Local Board, and appointed by the Denbighshire County Council. TEGID HOUSE, COLWYN BAY 15 PRIVATE BOARDS. :— 145- DAVIES & CHAPLIN, PRINCIPAL Bill Posters &Town Criers Under Colwyn Bay Local Board, Tegid House, 16, Station Road. C, Private Hoardings in the District free of charges. Members of the United Kingdom Bill-posters Association. 157- "DON'T run the same card from January to Decem- ber. Change occasionally. Don't get into a rut. Have some vim."
Conway and Llandudno Petty Sessions. LLANDUDNO, MONDAY, OCTOBER 22ND.-Before Henry Kneeshaw, Esq. (Chairman), Dr. K. H. Bold Williams, Thomas Barker, Esq., County- Alderman Elias Jones, and J. Allanson Picton, Esq. A SUIT FOR ALIMONY. Mrs Kate Brookes, a yonng lady of preposses- sing appearance and stylishly dressed, who provides a home for herself and children in her own furnished house, 3, Charlton-street, Llandudno, sued her husband, Owen Brookes, chemist's assistant, who had left her, for contributions towards maintaining herself and children. The plaintiff, for whom Mr R. S. Chamberlain appeared, said that in the course of one of the quarrels that had occurred, the defendant, after striking her, locked himself into a room to escape return blows, and afterwards called in Jones the" bobby" to protect him. He and the "bobby" were both beauties." (Laughter). The defendant always locked himself in whenever he struck her. In the course of cross-examination by Mr Alun Lloyd, Rhyl, in answer to the question Have you ever been drunk?" the witness said, "I have only been tight twice."—Mr Lloyd Tight you seem tight now.—The Witness (indignantly): Do you mean to say I'm tight now ?—Mr Lloyd I mean your dress is tight, isn't it.—The Witness I am: twenty-two inches round the waist, as I always have been (Laughter); what do you know about my waist, Mr Lloyd ? (Renewed merriment in Court).—The Bench intervened to stop this irrelevance, and, Mr Lloyd, after claiming that the witness should treat the advocate with respect, asked the witness what she meant by her expression, being tight.—The Witness You know what being tight is as well as I do (Laughter); it means drunk.—Further cross- examination was directed towards elucidating the plaintiff's circumstances and habits, and eventually, after a lengthy hearing, the Bench ordered the defendant, whose income, it transpired, averaged -4-70 to £ 80 per annum, with board whilst actually employed as locum tenens, to pay alimony at the rate of twenty shillings weekly. ALLEGED THEFT AND FALSE PRETENCES. Robert Williams, town-porter, Llandudno, was charged with stealing a set of harness, the property of John Jones, another town-porter.— Supt. H. D. Williams prosecuted on behalf of the police, and Mr J. J. Marks defended.—John Jones, town-porter, Llandudno, said that he owned more than one hore and cart, and the prisoner rented a horse, harness, and cart, upon the terms that the prisoner was to find food for the horse, and the prisoner and the witness shared their earnings. On October 17th, the witness missed the harness and informed the police. He paid £2 for the harness last July, and it would be worth perhaps 30s now. He identified as his the harness produced. Cross-examined, the witness said that he and the prisoner had had a dispute as to the division of earnings, whilst the defendant was the worse for drink. The witness could not say whether the prisoner would sell the property if he was sober.—Rowland Rowlands, potter, Mount Pleasant, Conway, said that on October 16th, the prisoner sold him, at the stables, the harness for 7s gd, that was, three half-crowns and "a pint for luck."—P.S. William Rees (11) said that on October Igth, he apprehended the prisoner and charged him with stealing the harness. On being charged, he acknowledged selling the harness, and added that he afterwards went to Colwyn Bay, where he spent the money. The Bench then heard a further charge, of obtaining money by false pretences.—John Jones, town porter, said that he owned the pony which the prisoner had the use of, and had not given him authority to dispose of it. The witness had several times been offered L12 for the pony. The colour of the pony was bay.—William Rowlands, potter, Mount Pleasant, Conway, said that, on October 16th, the prisoner offered him a bargain of a pony, ancj eventually the witness agreed to buy it for £5, £ to be paid in cash and £4 the next day. At the North Western Hotel, the witness received a receipt from the prisoner, the barman signing as a witness. The prisoner was quite sober. The witness never saw the pony again. It was upon the strength of receiving the pony later, that the witness paid the prisoner the sovereign.—Cross- examined, the witness said that he would be glad to be "off the bargain" if he received the sovereign back again. The pony was never moved.—P.S. Rees (11) proved apprehending the prisoner on October Igth. On being charged with selling the pony and receiving Li on account, the prisoner said that he had sold the pony for L5, but had only received £1, and he had spent the Li at Colwyn Bay.—Mr J. J. Marks reserved the defence, and the prisoner was committed for trial to the Carnarvonshire Assizes to be holden on October 26th.-Mr Marks applied for the prisoner to be admitted to bail, and this application was granted.
Correspondence. [In no case are we responsible for the opinions expressed in this column.] To the Editor. THE ABOLITION OF THE MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY. WHO DID IT? SIR,-I think it would have been quite as well if Mr Blud had confined his remarks to his official knowledge of the relationship between the Mutual Improvement Society and the Congregational Church instead of that, he has given ear to imperfect inspiration or tittle-tattle, commonly called gossip, the proof being, as he says, "I was told." The fact is, Mr Blud knows little or nothing personally about the working of the late Mutual, as he did not attend one meeting in twenty. He was not at the annual meeting,and was, therefore, quite ignorant of what took place, consequently, as a witness, he is entirely out of Court. The facts of the whole case are very few and simple, and are soon told. They are as follows:— The first business at the annual mmeting was the Treasurer's report, which showed a balance- in-hand of three pounds one penny. Mr Atkinson at once moved that the whole amount should be be handed over to the Church this sum, together with three pounds already paid to the Church for use of Hall and gas, showed a benefit to the Church of over six pounds. The Secretary's report was then read, and showed that the session had been a prosperous one, which was largely due to the nonsectarian character of the Society. Both reports were adopted by the meeting. The election of officers for the ensuing year was then proceeded with, and President, Vice-President, and Treasurer were easily found but no one would act as Secretary. This office was left open, and the formation of the Committee proceeded with. This was completed without difficulty, and the Society (minus Secretary) was in working order. At this point, some youthful inquiring mind asked the President whether the Society was a sectarian or non- sectarian Society. This led the President to make some personal reflection on one individual then present, and a discussion arose on the whole question, during which Mrs Lloyd rose and moved a resolution that the Society be dissolved that was at once seconded, and, after a brief debate, was put and carried. Before however, Mrs Lloyd moved her resolution, the nameless one, on whom Mr Blud bestows so much of the sweet spirit of his Christian charity, had left the meeting, and had neither voice nor vote in the dissolution of the Society. The whole responsibility of that resolu- tion rests on Mrs Lloyd and, but for her, the Society would be in existence now indeed, as I have shown, it was practically formed. As regards the nature of the Society, the facts are as simple as the foregoing. Mr Blud gives them, and no more conclusive evidence is needed than his own words He says,—" Two or three years ago, the Society's meetings being open to the public, the Church decided to levy a charge of one shilling and sixpence per meeting for use of room and gas." This contains the crux of the whole question. Of course, the Society's meetings were open to the public, the same as all meetings belonging to the Church were why then was not a charge levied on all alike ? The mutual was the only one selected. Why ? Because of its non- sectarian character that is clear from Mr Blud's remarks about the admission of the public. By this one act, intentionally or otherwise, the Church gave the Society a separate and independent existence, and from that time till its close, its work was carried on on non-sectarian lines and the Church had no power over the Society's work or funds, otherwise than to refuse the use of the hall. The foregoing are the naked facts of the whole Mutual case. It is painful to me to take any part in the controversy, but I felt that a clear statement was necessary. These, however, are my first and last words about the matter. H. JEFFERIES. SIR,-I have the misfortune to be that" base designing autocrat to whom reference is made in your last issue, by the Congregational Church, through their Secretary. Whether such language is consistent with the highest and most sacred professions, I must leave your readers to judge. That I have done my best to keep a sectarian spirit out of the Society, I confess and glory in it. That this is a base motive, or that I have used dishonourable means to accomplish it, I emphati- cally deny. The non-sectarian character of the Society may be shown in the following way ist,-Its members were composed of ladies and gentlemen from almost every place-of-worship in the town. 2nd,—Its Secretary, and some of the Committee, were not members of the Hudson Memorial. 3rd,-The Society had to pay for the use of the room all other Societies not connected with the Church were charged about the same rate. 4th,No Society belonging to the Church was charged either for fire, light, or room. 5th,—The Society is not mentioned in the Church's printed Manual, which contains a review of all organizations belonging to the Church. 6th,-On the minute-book will be found a resolu- tion to this effect, viz., Resolved that Mr Atkinson be appointed to wait upon the friends at the Presbyterian and Baptist Chapels, inviting them to join us, as the Society was entirely unsectarian. Several other fpoints might be mentioned, but these surely are enough for any unprejudiced mind. I submit, Mr Editor, the following to our Congregational friends :-(a) Is there some inherent principle of evil in an unsectarian Mutual Improvement Society ? (b) Could no good be done unless through Congregational methods. I suggest to any friends the following text for next year's motto,—" One is your Master, even Christ, and all ye are brethreh."—Yours truly, J. H. ATKINSON. SIR,-I feel bound to give you, without waiting for a reply to my last, the purport of a corres- pondence between me and Mr Atkinson respecting the above. On Sunday, I received a note from Mr Atkinson, stating that he accepted my challenge, and requesting me to get the two minute-books of the Society, and to let him have them on Monday. To this I replied, objecting to take the books to him, but I proposed that we should meet, with two or three other gentlemen, at the Church Vestry, and look over the books together. He replied saying he was unable to come Monday or Tuesday, and in his note said he should hold me responsible for not letting him have the books. Mr Atkinson knew where the books were, and had the same access to them -Is myself. I may also state now that I, with Mr Longmaid, went through these two books. In the first book, writ large, is the title of the Society,- The Hudson Memorial Mutual Improvement Society. There is the account of the inauguration, and the rules making it open for anyone to join as members. When Mr Atkinson became Secretary) lie put the first book on one side, although it was not full, and started with a new one, and enters 111 that the Society as The Mutual Improvement Society." There is no minute to be found ir. the two books that in any way severs the Society from the Church, or alters its tille. The alteration of the title is the work of Mr Atkinson, and the result of his work is the abolition of the Society. —Yours truly, ———— J. BLUD.
CONWAY SCHOOL BOARD. THE RECENT VOTE OF THE CORPORA- TION. SIR,-At the last meeting of the Corporation, a resolution was proposed, by the Mayor, in favour of making an application to the Education Depart- ment to dissolve the Conway School Board. This course was adopted by his Worship in fulfilment of the pledge given to the ratepayers that at the proper time such a resolution would be proposed under section 4t of the Elementary Education Act, 1876, which empowers the Education Department to dissolve School Boards when it is the clearly expressed wish of the petitioners that such a dis- solution should take place. The words of the Act are as follows Where application for the dis- solution of a School Board is made to the Educa- tion Department by the like persons and in the like manner as an application for the formation of a School Board under section 12 of the Elementary Education Act, 1870, nevertheless, by a majority of not less than two-thirds of those who shall vote upon the occasion, it shall be the duty of the Education Department to take the circumstances of the case into consideration, and if they shall be of opinion that the maintenance of a School Board is not required for the purposes of Education to the District, it shall be lawful for the Education Department, after such notice as they thiols sufficient, to order the dissolution of the School Board. Provided always that no application shalj be made for the dissolution of a School Board except within six months before the expiration the period for which the School Board has been elected. At the meeting above referred to, it appears that fifteen out of the sixteen gentlemen comprising the Council were present, of whom eight voted for the resolution, while the remaining seven refused to vote at all, the Town Clerk giving it as his opinion that it was not necessary to do sa, inasmuch as a majority of two-thirds had not been obtained. Now, considering that the words of Act are "a majority of not less than two-thirds o| those voting upon the question," it may be asked whether the Town Clerk was right in his opintOO, and whether, in point of fact, the Mayor's resolu- tio may not be regarded as carried nern. cony inasmuch as the seven members did not give thetr votes, or exercise their right to defeat the resolu; tion. It often happens at various meetings tha some members decline to vote for some reason of other, and thus forfeit their opportunity 0 influencing the decision of the meeting. In fact, their refusal to take part in the vote, not only deprives them of the power to affect the ballot, but places them in the same position as if they were absent from the meeting. Their refusal t0 vote, however, does not affect either the legality or the regularity of the proceedings. The meeting proceeds to its decision without their aid. F0\ suppose the case of a meeting of one hundred persons, duly convened for the purpose, let u- saY' of. deciding whether they will ask for the forma- tion of a Parish Council under the Act which vV', soon be in force, or for any other purpose, at] that a resolution which requires for its success'1' passing a majority of not less than two-thirds those voting on the question, is proposed aild suppose sixty vote for it, and thirty against tt, while ten persons abstain from voting,—Wouj not the resolution be declared duly carried, spite of the ten abstentions ? Or suppose si*ty voted for, and thirty-five against, while five persons declined to vote,—Would not the resoe tion be properly declared to be rejected, in ot the five who preferred not to take part in tfl voting ? But, once more, to put an extreme ca$e> suppose at such a meeting of one hundred pefs°n'j duly called for a definite purpose, fifty-five vote for the resolution, while, for some reason or °the > forty-five declined to take any part in the P oceSue ings. Would not the resolution be deem jd to *> duly and properly carried ? And is not this I.tle, case on all fours with that under consideration* The members of the Corporation who were agfa'/1 g the Mayor's resolution should have voted, and thl given effect to their wishes. Otherwise conduct, according to the words of the C ,the appears to recognise only those "voting upon At occasion," was without effect and valueless. R C least, such is the view taken by an INQLTIrE