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. St. 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, Rev H. H. M'Cullagh, Colwyn Bay. 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- DEATH OF AN EMINENT ENGINEER.—Mr Edwin Clark, M.I.C.E.,died at Cromwell House, Marlow, late on Monday night, October 22nd. He was born at Marlow in 1814, and became one of the leading English engineers. He worked under Robert Stephenson, and as resident engineer had control of the construction of the Britannia and Conway Tubular Bridges. For many years he was chief engineer to the Electric Telegraph Company. He patented the hydraulic graving- dock and the hydraulic canal-lift, and was the inventor of the block system of railway-signalling. He constructed the famous harbour of Callao, in Peru, and carried out engineering works in various parts of the world. Retiring in 1876, he settled down at Marlow. The deceased, who was a keen student of astronomy, was a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical and Meteorological Societies. PRINCE LLEWELYN'S MEMORIAL.—CONWAY A SUITABLE SITE.The General Committee of the Prince Llewelyn's Proposed Memorial" will meet in London on November 23rd. Already close upon 80 Welshwomen and Welshmen have joined the movement, among them being the Lady Hills Johns, the Hon. Mrs Bulkeley Owen, Mrs Mary Davies, Lord Kenynon, Dean Owen (Lam- peter), Professor Rhys, Mr Grant Allen, Thomas Ellis, M.P., Owen Edwards, M.A., &c. The meeting to be held in London, is for the purpose of electing officers and Executive Committee, and to decide as to the form the memorial will take. Conway would seem to be a very suitable site, the immediate neighbourhood having been closely connected with the history of Prince Llewelyn and the town having contained one of his favour- ed residences. MR. H. CLARENCE WHAITE, R.W.S., P.R.C.A. —A picture exhibition, now being held by Messrs Graves, in their ample old Pall-Mall rooms, hardly to be recognised in their fresh, bright dress, includes a section appropriately known as Picturesque Wales," which consists of a number of water-colour drawings with a few oil pictures. Among the painters of these latter being Mr H. Clarence Whaite, R.W.S., P.R.C.A., a picture by whom, we may here take the opportunity of noting, has just been bought, by the Borough of Nottingham, from the Rev H. Ward, of Ann Motherly Rectory, near Malton, Yorkshire. THE WELSH WESLEYAN SERVICE-OF-SONG NEXT WEDNESDAY.—At seven o'clock next Wednesday evening, November 7th, Councillor J. P. Griffiths will take the chair at the Market Hall, Conway, on the occasion of the Welsh Wesleyans rendering their service-of-song, "For the Master's sake," illustrated with lime-light pictures shown by Mr J. R. Furness, Curator R.C.A. The con- nective readings will be given by Miss J. E. Jones, High Street; the duties appertaining to the posi- tion of accompanist are entrusted to the capable hands of Miss C. M. Jones and Mr Thos. W. Hughes will conduct with his customary ability. THE GRAND AMATEUR CONCERT. A very prettily arranged concert took place in the Boys' Schoolroom, Conway, on Thursday, October 25th, under the chairmanship of Mr Albert Wood, J.P., D.L. The elements were unpropitious, and thereby disappointed those at a distance. There was a great treat for those who did attend, as the various pieces were rend- ered in a brilliant manner. Miss Youngman, who played the pianoforte solos, has an exceptionally fine touch, and showed complete mastery of both music aud instrument. The Misses Sidley will be a great acquisition to the School concerts this winter, as it is understood that they have settled in the district. They have excellent voices, which, in the duett, were beautifully blended, and the instrument they played were so much under command that the sweetest possible effects were got from both voices and music. They received a well-deserved encore for their rendering of The dawn ot day." They gave each piece they played, with refinement and feeling. Miss Edith Lees sang two songs, "Summer Night" and, "Sweet September," and, although hers is not a strong voice, it was well modulated, and the tones clear and distinct. Her last song was particularly well rendered. Miss Janie Owen played, on the violin, a selection from Mazurka," and received quite an ovation, to which she responded with the best possible grace, and favoured the audience with another selection. Mr J. LI. Jones sang the good old song The Man of War" in splendid style, and Mr O. Rowland sang Trusty as Steel with good voice and effect. Mr W. M. Sever gave a violin solo, Barcarolle in G," on a beautifully sweet instru- ment,—some of the notes he brought out of it seemed to thrill the hearers. Mr F. Vincent Walker, in his humorous sketch, was as fresh and as successful as ever, he was persistently recalled, and pleasantly favoured the audience with another short sketch full of wit and humour. The last piece, the Plantation song, De ole Banjo," by the Glee Party, was very effective and enjoyable. The various accompaniments were skilfully and artistically played by Mrs Porter and Miss Lees. During the interval, the Vicar (Rev J. P. Lewis) called upon his Worship the Mayor of Conway (Councillor Dr R. A. Prichard, J.P., C.C.), who said that he had very much pleasure in proposiug a vote of thanks to Mr Albert Wood for presiding that evening—the speaker said that he found him- self in the same position as a very worthy neigh- bour did a short time ago, who, when suddenly called upon to respond to a toast, said that he would have been better prepared had they given him fourteen minutes notice. [Laughter]. However, they knew that Mr Wood was always ready and always to the fore if there was any good cause re- quiring his assistance-either by his personal ser- vices, or with loans of plants, and other embellish- ments, whenever required for stage or other adorn- ments. [Applause]. He begged to couple with this vote the names of two other generousworkers,who, although not taking a prominent part in the enter- tainment, had, nevertheless, had a very large share of the responsibility for it. He had always noticed when these friends had anything to do with the promotion of a concert, it was always full of refinement and charm, there was elegance and taste about the whole arrangements of the stage, etc., which gave one more the idea of a high-class drawing-room entertainment rather than a public concert. He referred to Mr and Mrs Porter. [Cheers]. He now begged briefly to refer to the object of this concert,—it was not stated on the programme but he understood they were endeavouring, by every possible means, to clear the School of debt before the end of the year, otherwise the School Board would step in, and all who had studied the matter knew that such a change would mean a large increase in the already high rates with which the tax-payers of Conway and district were burdened. He trusted that all would be united in this matter, and would do their utmost to raise the amount required. [Hear, hear]. In conclusion, he thought that there ought to be a special vote to Mr Vincent Walker, and also to the ladies who had come so far, to give their services, in such tempestuous weather. The Rev J. P. Lewis had much pleasure in seconding the vote of thanks which the Mayor so ably proposed,—he was very glad that His Worship had extended the vote to Mr and Mrs Porter, and to Mr Walker, for he felt that they had very largely contributed to the success of the concert. Mr Wood briefly thanked the audience for the kind way in which they had responded to the vote of thanks, and said that he had done very little that evening; he had very much enjoyed the pieces which had been so well rendered that evening. He felt that the Misses Sidley had been very brave in coming from the other side of Ben- arth in such a storm. It always gave him great pleasure to assist, in any way he could, at these gatherings, which must, he felt, have a very elevating influence. The proceedings closed with the singing of God Save the Queen." THE WELSH CONGREGATIONALIST CONCERT. A miscellaneous concert, in aid of the Seion Welsh Congregationalist Chapel Sunday School funds, was held, in the Market Hall, Conway, on Tuesday evening, October 23rd, the Rev T. D. Jones in the chair. The programme of the first part of the concert, which was throughout well appreciated by a large and critical audience, was as follows :—Pianoforte solo, Miss Pollie Jones address, by the chairman song, Mr W. W. Thomas song, Yr eneth amddifad," Miss M. A. Jones; recitation, "Ymweliad Lady Meurig," Mr J. Williams; song, Mr W. W. Thomas ("Uwchaled"); chorus, "Mae Brenhiniaeth," The Kymric Singers song, The Worst Girl in School," Miss Maggie Jones; pianoforte solo, Miss Sarah Edwards; recitation, "Trychineb Johnstown," Mr W. Jones; glee, "Meibion Cerddgar," The Kymric Singers song, A ydyw'r peth yn bosibl," Mr W. W. Thomas pianoforte and violin duett, Merry Moments," Miss Pollie Jones and Councillor J. P. Griffiths. After an interval of the briefest, the "Trial of Dic Shon Davydd took place, the various char- acters being well sustained. The prisoner, Dic Shon Dafydd (Mr Moses Jones), was put on trial before the learned Judge, Baron Deddfol (Coun- cillor. John Williams), for having become an Anglicised Welshman, and as such having neg- lected his mother-tongue, and that, moreover, without acquiring any other language. By His Lordship's side on the Bench, sat the High Sheriff (Mr Hugh Hughes), resplendent in the uniform appertaining to his official position. Twelve jurymen having been sworn-in by the Clerk of the Court (Councillor J. P. Griffiths), and order being maintained by the efforts of the Usher (Mr Hugh Davies), the learned Counsel for the Prosecution, Mr Llygadgraff (Mr William Whalley), opened the case against the prisoner, for whom there appeared Mr Tafodrydd (Mr E C. Williams), and he made the best of what was evidently a deplorably bad case from the very start. The witnesses for the prosecution were the prisoner's former Sunday School teacher, Mr Jones (Mr Daniel Owen) a neighbouring farmer, Mr Thomas Hughes (Mr Griffith Williams), who had accompanied the prisoner to ffair Llanbad," and made some startling revelations of corrupted English a London fancy-goods tradesman, Mr Williams (Mr R. C. Roberts), who spoke to having no difficulty in retaining his fluency in the use of the Welsh language, despite his twenty years residence in London and, last but not least, a printer and bookseller, Mr Thomas (Mr Ebenezer Griffith), who spoke to the prisoner's stupidity and inveterate laziness as an errandboy. The only witness for the defence, was the prisoner's father, Dafydd (Mr John Griffith), but to no effect worth mentioning. Dafydd and Mrs Sally Dafydd (Mr R. Lloyd Jones) both took their parts exceedingly well, the last named especially excelling in by-play, although Dafydd was no mean hand at that either. The Judge, summing up, exhorted the jury to do their duty, and to return a just verdict, disregard- ing the feelings and sentiments of any and all connected with the case. After a short retirement, the jury returned into Court, and, amid breathless silence, the Foreman (Mr Hugh Williams), looking preternaturally solemn and wise, announced that the jury whilst bringing-in a verdict of "Guilty," recommended the prisoner strongly to the mercy of His Lordship. The Judge, after a pause during which a pin could have been heard drop, said that the prisoner would have to come up for judgment that day twelve-months, unless in the meantime he had acquired the use of his mother-tongue, the old language of Wales. Mr Hugh Williams then appropriately gave the finishing touch to a thoroughly enjoyable evening, by singing the song "Gwnewch pob-beth yn Gymraeg." The "Trial of Dic Shon Dafydd" was so great a success, that the dramatis personce have been invited to give a repetition, in Abergele, on November 14th. LOCAL CASES AT THE WINTER ASSIZES. At the Carnarvonshire Winter Assizes, before Mr Justice Lawrance, there were four committals from the Conway Petty Sessional Division. Hugh Jones (27), carter, and Edward Hughes (20), both of Conway, were charged with breaking and entering the dwelling-house known as the Temperance Hotel, Lancaster Square, Conway, about 12 o'clock on the night of October 20th, 1894, and stealing therefrom a quantity of tobacco, &c.Hugh Jones pleaded guilty, and Edward Hughes pleaded not guilty.—Mr Trevor Lloyd (instructed by Mr Porter) prosecuted. The prisoner Hughes was undefended.—After a short hearing, the jury found that there was not sufficient evidence against Hughes, who was accordingly discharged.—On behalf of Jones, Mr Honoratus Lloyd pleaded that hitherto he had been a thoroughly respectable man, and when he committed this offence he was heavily in drink. Superintendent Williams said that he had never known anything against the prisoner, and evidence of a similar character was tendered by the prisoner's employer.—He was sentenced to one month's imprisonment with hard labour. Elizabeth Fish (33), servant, pleaded guilty to concealing the birth of her child at Llandudno.— Mr Ellis Jones-Griffith pleaded for a sentence which would practically let the prisoner at liberty that day, seeing that she had been in prison since the 6th of July, and as there was a lady in court who would willingly take her to a home.—His Lordship sentenced the prisoner to a days im- prisonment, Robert Williams (28), town porter, Llandndno, pleaded not guilty to obtaining the sum of £ 1 by false pretences from William Rowlands, Llan- dudno, and to stealing a set of harness of the value of £ 2, the property of John Jones, Back Madoc Street, Llandudno.-Mr Trevor Lloyd (instructed by Mr Porter) prosecuted, and Mr Honoratus Lloyd (instructed by Mr J. J. Marks) defended.—The prisoner, who was found guilty on the latter charge, no evidence being offered on the first, was sentenced to a month's imprison- ment with hard labour.
Death of the Archdruid Clwydfardd. With sincere regret we chronicle the death, at Abergele, of the Archdruid Clwydfardd, who peacefully passed away early on Tuesday morning, October 30th, in the presence of most of the members of his family, the venerable Bard being conscious to the last. Born at Denbigh, on Nov- ember 29, 1800, Mr David Griffiths, whose parents were the first adherents to the Wesleyan Methodist cause in Wales, was brought up to the trade of his father, that of a watchmaker. In 1827, as a local preacher in the Denbigh Circuit (which the" was so extensive as to include places so far apart as Conway and Rhuddlan), he preached his first sermon at Dyserth. His bardic career, so thickly studded with successes commenced at Denbigh Eisteddfod in 1824, with the winning of a silver medal for the best ode on the Vale of Clwyd, and ere many years had passed he was uumbered. among distinguished Eisteddfodic Adjudicators and Conductors. Since 1860, he proclaimed every National Eisteddfod from the Gorsedd circle, and in 1876 he was by the unanimous approval of the Bards and Literati the recipient ot the highest possible honour, and was installed Archdruid ft the Ancient Order of the Bards of the British Isles, probably the oldest literary institution in the world. Among the many honours of his office> he had to preside over the Gorsedd,—the sacred inner circle of the Bards,—to admit into this circle, and to invest with the ribbon of the Order the successful aspirants for bardic honours. In the summer of 1890, when the Queen ot Roumania graced the Bangor National Eisteddfod with her presence, it was the aged Archdruid who tied on the uncovered arm of Queen Elizabeth the insignia of the Order, and admitted Her Majesty among the Bards as Carmen Sylva. The sight was one long to be remembered, says a contribu- tor to The Methodist Times (Nov. 20th, 1890), In describing the scene. The beautiful, cultured, and graceful Queen standing face to face with the white-haired veteran and patriot in the centre of the Gorsedd, surrounded by the principal Bards and most distinguished literati of the Principality' every point of vantage occupied by a great cloud of witnesses," six thousand enthusias- tic fatherland-and-mother-tongue-loving Welsh people. The venerable chief, with trembling, hands, tied on the Queen's arm the blue ribbon ot the Order, with deeper admiration and pride than ever monarch invested a brave knight of a hundred victories, and then Her Majesty tenderly pressed the old man's hand, and spoke in a voice that expressed admiration and veneration: am pleased to have the honour of holding the hand of the recognised representative of the most ancient literary institution the world possesses, and I heartily hope you may live to be a hundred and fifty." The sight defied description; froflj six thousand hearts there ascended one grand Amen." Clwydfardd's vitality seemed impaired bit little, when, in 1894, at the National Eisteddfod at Carnarvon, he received into the Gorsedd Britain's future King and Queen, on that memor- able occasion on which Cambria's sweetest singer said, "After six hundred years, the Prince of Wales comes home Now that the Patriarch of Welsh VVesleyanisrt>» the venerable Archdruid Clwydfardd, has entered the Church Invisible, a nation mourns a prince, and Welsh Methodism "a great man in our Israel." THE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS. To-morrow (Saturday) afternoon, the funeral ot Clwydfardd will take place. It will be public 111 character, and will start from the departed Arch- druid's house (at Abergele) at half-past one, with a service in the Chapel at three o'clock.
Conway Municipal Election. ELECTED. Votes. Morris Jones 294 *Edward Roberts 283 C. A. W. Jones 280 c- Owen Jones 266 NOT ELECTED. *John Williams 258 *J. P. Griffiths. 251 John Hughes 250 *John Roberts 211 J. W Mason. 102 *Signifies a retiring member. THE POLLING. 6.0. p.m. -This year the Municipal Election was fought on political lines,—the Conservatives (the party in power at the Guild Hall) putting forward as their candidates Councillors Edward Roberts and John Williams, and Messrs A. W. Jones and Owen Jones the Liberals opposing these with Councillors J. P. Griffiths and John Roberts, and Messrs Morris Jones and John Hughes. So fjr, it was a straightforward political fight, but Mr. J. W. Mason had complicated matters by coming out as the ninth candidate, independently of parVT politics. Tne position of parties on the Council being so evenly balanced during the past year, that the Mayor's casting vote alone inclined the balance in favour of the Conservatives, intensified the interest taken in the struggle, especially aS an equal number of Conservatives and Liberals were retiring. The weather was unfavourable all through the day, rain falling uninterniittelltl-yl though there were but few heavy showers- Despite the overclouded sky, politicians of al colours seemed fairly confident that their opponents would not have it all their own way, and voters were steadily polled, so that by six o'clock about four hundred electors had gone to the ballot-box, in an orderly manner that leaveS but little room for incidental remarks. That was said to leave about three hundred unpolled. The total poll last year was 630. 8.0 p.m.—Polling proceeded briskly during the earlier part of the last two hours, and shortly before seven there was quite a rush towards the ballot-box. However, business slackened but the interest increased, crowds collecting in the streets, songs being sung by the adults and fire- works being let off by the children. As the fate- ful closing hour approached, excitement greVr apace, as tne voters were hurried into the presence of the Presiding Officer under whose care reposed inviolate the secresy of the ballot. At length the gates were shut. The poli for the election o* four Councillors for the Municipal Borough ot Conway, had closed. Despite unpropitious weather 620 electors recorded their votes, out of 7}° names on the register, a fact which, all the cir- cumstances considered, speaks volumes for the keenness of the interest taken in the election- So keen was that interest, indeed, that voters did not hesitate to come from a distance, one comhif* from so far as Holyhead. The result was expect- ed to be declared about ten o'clock, or a little later.
Late Advertisement. MR. MORRIS JONES returns his thanks to the Electors of the Borough of Conway for the honour they have conferred upon him. He do his utmost to merit the confidence reposed to him. Printed and Published by R. E. Jones & Brothers, at; their Printing Works, 3, Rose Hill Street, Convey.- and Published at the Central Library, Colwyn t
SIR G. OSBORNE MORGAN'S VISIT TO COLWYN BAY. CANON ROBERTS'S CORRESPONDENCE WITH MR NUNN. Subjoined is some correspondence-between the Rev Canon Roberts and Mr Nunn-arising out of Sir George Osborne (Morgan's recent visit to Colwyn Bay:- The Vicarage, Colwyn Bay, October 20, 1894. My dear Sir,—I am surprised to read in to-day's papers my letter sent to you ten days ago, explain- ing my absence from a committee meeting. Any- one could see it was not intended for publication. Even at meetings that are reported, and letters of apology read, it would have been bad taste to publish a letter of this kind unknown to the writer and to the meeting. 1 am sorry it has been published, as I should be sorry to hurt Sir George Os. Morgan's feelings. It was not written with that intention, but to try and point out to you as secretary (who has had most to do really with the Oxford Locals here) the unfairness of bringing such a party man to a gathering of this kind. I feel there is an explanation due to me why you should have dealt with my letter in this manner.—Believe me, yours faithfully, F. Nunn, Esq. HUGH ROBERTS. P.S.—I shall be glad to know at your con- venience who got my prize. October 20, 1894. My dear Sir.-I had no idea that you intended your letter to be of a private nature, and I showed it to two or three people, including a gentleman connected with a Liverpool paper, who had heard about it and called to see it. He, apparently, has published it, but not with any consent from me. I certainly think the letter would have been better unpublished, and still better unwritten. Sir George gave a very excellent address, with no suspicion of politics about it, and everybody seemed pleased. Though there was a political meeting here in the evening, and Sir George remained here, he declined Ita either speak at or attend that meeting, deeming that to do so would not be consistent with good taste under the cir- cumstances. I am utterly at a loss to see the unfairness of bringing such a party man to a gathering of this kind." If it is so, it was far more unfair to bring the Bishop of St. Asaph here for the purpose. Though the majority of the candidates came from Nonconformist Schools (not Church Schools as you say), there has, in my recollection, been no distribution of prizes at which a Nonconformist (except Mr Wood) has either presided or officiated. This, in my humble opinion, might be considered unfair. W. W. Gibbs, of Rydal-mount, won your prize in Greek.—Very truly yours, FRAN. NUNN. Canon Roberts. The Vicarage, Colwyn Bay, Oct. 22nd, 1894. Sir,-You had no right to show my letter, which had become the document of the committee, to any friends. It was gross offence against the com- mittee to do so. The only possible excuse of publishing it would have been that the committee meeting was reported, and that my letter formed part of the proceedings. But the meeting was private, not reported at all, and my letter should have been treated at least equally privately. In fact more so, for it was never read at the committee meeting. Had you then published it even in connection with that meeting, for which it was intended, it would have been a grave offence, as the meeting was of a private character. How much more gross and serious is your offence, not only against me, but also against your committee, and all sense of fair- play and honour to publish it in connection and as part of quite another meeting of a public character, and held ten days afterwards. The offence is still more aggravated when the letter was not allowed to appear as you received it, but in a tampered form, with the date suppressed. Having so lately assisted personally at the Oxford Locals, and just sent you a I is towards the prizes, I could have expected that a sense of gratitude would have saved you from so base an act. I have waited until this evening, hoping you would, of your own accord, offer the only repara- tion now open for you, and I am still prepared to let the matter drop, provided an appology reaches me by 11.30 a m. to-morrow (Tuesday).- Yours truly, HUGH ROBERTS. F. Nunm, Esq. P.S.—I did not say, as you stated in your letter, that the majority of the candidates are Church.- H.R. October 23, 1894. My dear Sir,—I am sorry you should have declined to see me when I called this morning, and thus oblige me to reply to yours of yesterday's date by letter, while a friendly interview, such as I desired, might do so much more to clear away misunderstanding. Mr Humphreys, the reporter of the Liverpool Daily Post, was for some time resident here, and is well known to myself and others, and when he called on me and asked to see your letter-finding that he had already some more or less accurate notion of its contents-I deemed it best to show it to him, but I did not authorise its publication. When he left, I was under the impression that some notice of your attitude towards Sir George in the matter would appear in his paper, and this, I thought, too, would not be disagreeable to you. In any event, Mr Humphreys, from what he had heard of the letter, could have published something or other about it, and it seemed to me far better that whatever he did in that way should be done with affull knowledge of the facts. I need hardly say that had nothing whatever to do with the publication of the letter as part of quite another meeting," or its appearing in a tampered form, with the date suppressed," so that I cannot but regard all that portion of your letter as quite beside the mark. On reviewing the circumstances I am constrained to admit that I committed an error of judgment in showing the letter to a newspaper man, without a clearer understanding of what he was going to do with it, and I am extremely sorry for any pain and annoyance that may thereby have been caused you.—Yours very truly, FRAN. NUNN. Rev Canon Roberts. The Vicarage, Colwyn Bay, Oct. 23rd, 1894. Dear Sir,—Without going into details, I have pleasure in accepting your apology. I shall now be glad to let the matter drop.—Believe me, yours faithfully, HUGH ROBERTS. F. Nunn, Esq. Oct. 24, 1894. My Dear Sir,—I shall have to ask you to go so far "into details" as to withdraw your charges against me of having published your letter "in connection and as part of quite another meeting," and "in a tampered form, with the date sup- pressed."—Yours very truly, Canon Roberts. FRAN. NUNN. The Vicarage, Colwyn Bay, Oct. 24, 1894. Dear Sir,—I have nothing to withdraw. If it was another one who tampered with my letter I shall be delighted to exonerate you on receipt of proof to that effect. Until then I am very sorry I cannot but hold you responsible.—Yours, faith- fully, HUGH ROBERTS. F. Nunn, Esq. Oct. 24, 1894. Sir,-I annex copy of a letter from Mr Humphreys as proof required by you of my state- ment. The original is open to your inspection here at any time during office hours. --Your obedient servant, FRAS. NUNN. Canon Roberts. Bangor, Oct. 24, 1894. Dear Mr Nunn,—I hasten to comply with your request to state the circumstances under which I obtained a copy of Canon Roberts's letter re the visit of Sir George Osborne Morgan to Colwyn Bay last Friday. I had heard of the nature of the letter, and, as a Pressman, thought the terms of the letter would be of general interest under the circumstances. Not wishing to run the risk of giving a garbled version of the contents of the letter, I came to you as the most likely person to put me in possession of the true facts of the case. You thereupon handed me the letter, of which I took a shorthand note, which I afterwards tele- graphed to the evening papers. That is all you had to do with the publication of the letter, and the letters you have written to Canon Roberts on the subject, of which you have shown me copies, together with your letter published in to-day's Daily Post, are strictly, in spirit and in letter, true and accurate versions of what actually took place. —Yours faithfully, JOHN HUMPHREYS. North Wales reporter Liverpool Daily Post. The Vicarage, Colwyn Bay, Oct. 24, 1894. Dear Sir,—The point is who is guilty of the serious ugly offence of treating my letter in the manner described ? Mr Humphreys does not say that he is guilty. It is for you to find out the culprit, and to deal with him consistently with your sense of the gravity of the offence. All I did was to hold you responsible in a general way, not necessarily directly, for the offence as it was through you some way or other the letter got into the papers, with the date suppressed, &c. I understood your apology to cover your respon- sibility in that general sense. And I did not want to know who was actually the person guilty of playing tricks with my letters hence I said I did not want to enter into details. I am sorry you have re-opened it, as if you can- not accept my offer to end the matter by apology, it is time I should know.—Yours faithfully, Fras. Nunn, Esq. HUGH ROBERTS. October 25, 1894- Sir,—In yours of the 22nd you speak of my offence to publish the letter in connection and as part of quite another meeting." You now say you only hold me responsible in a general way, not necessarily directly, for the offence." In yours of the 24th you say "if it was another one who tampered with your letter, you will be delighted to exonerate me on receipt of proof. I have furnished you with the proof, but you decline to withdraw your charges of tampering, &c. Under these circumstances, I have no more to say but will leave others to judge between us.— Your obedient servant, FRAS. NUNN. P.S.—I presume you have, of course, no objection to the correspondence between us being published. The Vicarage, Colwyn Bay, Oct. 25, 1894. Dear Sir,—Being anxious to settle the matter quietly and honourably, I have not written a word to any paper, not even in self-defence, lest it might injure you. But I cannot, of course, stand in your way of publishing this correspondence. But I allow my letters to appear on these two conditions:—(i) That all my letters to you, including this one, appear in full and in the same issue of the paper as yours, and that Mr Humphreys's letter appears. (2) That in the event of the correspondence appearing I shall consider myself free to take any action I like in the matter. You state in yours of to-day that you have supplied proof to show that another and not you had tampered with my letter. I have not seen any such proof. You enclosed yesterday a letter you received from Mr Hum- phreys, and you called that proof, but I do not understand Mr Humphreys to admit that he was guilty of so dishonest an act. I sincerely trust and feel sure you will be able to prove that someone else and not you is the culprit. But most certainly you have not as yet brought anyone to my notice who confesses to so serious an offence. And when you do bring him I shall be delighted to exonerate you from tampering with my letter. But even then I could not withdraw anything I wrote to you on the 22nd, for I would still hold you indirectly responsible for the appearance of my letter in the Press in the manner described, for it could not have appeared in any form there if it had not been for you.—Yours faithfully, F. Nunn, Esq. HUGH ROBERTS. THE OXFORD LOCAL EXAMINATIONS, 1894. COLWYN BAY CENTRE. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE. The Oxford Local Examinations were held in July of this year in 94 centres, an increase of 13 over last year. The number of candidates examined was 4,232, of whom 66.8 per cent. passed. The number of candidates entered at Colwyn Bay, was 75. the largest in the history of the Centre. All duly presented themselves for examination, and 50 passed,—a percentage of 66.6, practically the Isame proportion as in the country at large. The proportion of failures in the Examinations taken as a whole, are greater than last year, and our Centre has shared the common fate. Whether this lies at the door of the examiners or of the candidates, is perhaps an open question. For the Senior Examina- tion, 21 entered, of whom 13 passed (8 of whom were boys and 5 girls). Of the 13, 7 (all boys) obtained honors, two being placed respectively 9th and 15th in the 1st Class, 2 in the 2nd Class, and 3 in the 3rd. For the Junior Examination, 54 entered and 37 were successful (23 boys and 4 girls. Of these. 2 boys and 1 girl were placed in the 1st Class honors list, 4 boys and 2 girls in the 2nd Class, and 4 boys and 1 girl in the 3rd Class in all, 14 out of the 37. It is a matter for congra- tulation that Colwyn Bay has done well in the Preliminary Subjects, such as Reading, Spelling, Arithmetic, and English Grammar, in which we have only one failure out of 21 in the Senior Examination (as compared with 6 out of 19 at Lytham), and in the Junior Examination one failure only out of 52 candidate, as against 12 out of 54 at Bolton. This Centre has also done extremely well in Honors. In the Senior Exam- ination, the proportion of those passing who also obtained Honors, is tor the country at large 16 per cent., but of the Colwyn Bay candidates no less than 53.8 per cent. were so placed. Among the Juniors, as against 20 per cent. only in all England, 37.8 of our candidates were placed in the Honors List. Thus we may claim to have sent in boys and girls not only well grounded in the foundations of education, but also having that thorough acquaintance with their work which has enabled many of them not simply to pass but to do so in a way that they and their tutors may be proud of. Of the 18 special prizes which the Committee have—by the kindness of friends,— been enabled to offer, 130 have been earned. The prizes not earned, are for Natural Science, Drawing, Music, and Book-keeping (both Senior and Junior), Religious Knowledge (Junior), and that offered to the highest girl candidate in the Senior Examination if placed in the 1st Class. Further details will appear in the course of the distribution of prizes and certificates. I am desired also to say that at a meeting of the Committee held in July, it was resolved to effect certain changes in the manner of offering special prizes to candidates who distinguished themselves beyond the others. It was decided that in awarding prizes, subjects should be bracketed together into certain sections, thus following the lines laid down in the syllabus published by the Delegacy for the Senior Candidates. Thus Latin and Greek were included together as one subject, and so were French and German. By these means, a wider field for competition was opened out to competing candidates. The changes thus made, were embodied in a circular which was printed and distributed amongst candidates and others at the time of the examination. The names of the subscribers to this Special Prize Fund, are as follows:—Rev J. H. Astley, Miss Barlow, Mr W. H. Cogswell, Dr W. D. Fraser, Mr D. Gamble, Rev J. Griffiths, Mr W. D. Houghton, Mr T. G. Osborn, Canon Roberts, Dr G. H. Rutter, Mr James Wood, Mr A. O. Walker, Mr S. Wood, Dr Montague Venables- Williams., SENIORS (21 entered, 13 passed). 1ST CLASS HONORS LIST.A. C. F. Osborn, Rydal Mount,— 9th on list; excused stated subjects at Responsions, distinction in Arithmetic (2nd), Re- ligious Knowledge, Mathematics (loth), Mechan- ics and Hydrostatics (the only one)—awarded special prizes for Highest (senior) Boy Candidate if placed in the First Class, Highest Distinction in Mathematics (Senior), and ditto in Natural Science (Senior). J. Harlow, Dinglewood,-Isth on list; excused stated subjects and also French at Res- ponsions, distinctions in Religious Knowledge, English, Latin, and French,—awarded special prizes for Highest Distinction in Religious Know- ledge (Senior), ditto in English (Senior), and ditto in Modern Languages (Senior). SECOND CLASS HONORS.—W. W. Gibbs, Rydal Mount,-25th on list; distinction in French,— awarded special prize for Highest Distinction in Classics (Senior). W. A. Melling, Rydal Mount, -36th on list; distinctions in English, Mathematics (14th). THIRD CLASS HONORS.—S. Raby, Rydal Mount; P. W. Thompson, ditto; H. W. Sinclair, private tuition, excused French at Responsions, distinction in Religious Knowledge. JUNIORS (54 entered, 37 passed). FIRST CLASS HONORS.—M. G. Sykes, Rydal Mount,—27th on list; distinctions in Arithmetic (loth), English, and Mathematics, awarded special prizes for Highest Junior Boy Candidate if placed in First Class, and Highest Distinction in Mathematics (Junior). A. Marsden, Rydal Mount,-23rd on list; distinction in Arithmetic and Latin,—awarded special prize for Highest Distinction in Classics (Junior). H. M. Osborn, Penrhos,-4oth on list; distinction in English (13th),-awarded special prizes for Highest Junior Girl Candidate if placed in First Class and Highest Distinction in English (Junior). SECOND CLASS HONORS.E. S. Waterhouse, Rydal Mount,—19th on list A. F. Martin, Rydal Mount,-35th on list; K. S. Lord, Penrhos,-82nd on list; F. Smith, Penrhos,-122nd on list; H. R. H. Bowkley, Dinglewood,—137th on list P. E. Batty, Dinglewood,—138th on list. All distinction in English. THIRD CLASS HONORS.—H. Bedford, Rydal Mount E. Broxap, Rydal Mount G. H. Meek, Rydal Mount, distinction in English R. S. Raby, Rydal Mount S. Gibbs, Penrhos, distinction in English. Pass List.-Edgar Battersby, Dinglewood Ernest Battersby, ditto H. Crook, Rydal Mount, distinction in English O. B. Edwards, Dingle- wood R. E. J. Edwards, ditto F. W. Gatenby, Rydal Mount, distinction in Arithmetic F. Jefferies, Dinglewood, distinction in English; W. G. Johnson, Rydal Mount D. L. Jones, Llan- dudno Collegiate; W. G. Jones, St. Asaph Grammar School R. Moore, Dinglewood, dis- tinction in English A. Robinson, Dinglewood G. C. Sawday, Rydal Mount; H. A. Arrowsmith, Miss Everett's J. E. Bowkley, ditto; E. A. Macaulay, private tuition A. Mather, Mrs Peel's, distinction in English M. E. PricMrs Swan's, distinction in French; E. Ramsbottom, Mrs Peel's, distinction in English F. Rothwell, Coed Pella. SECOND DIVISION (over 16).M. P. Dutton, Llanrwst; W. A. Jones, Llanrwst; and J. C. Wynn, Coed Pella. THE ENGLISH BAPTIST SOIREE. A grand soiree was held at the English Baptist Chapel, on Wednesday evening, October 31st, to welcome home Mrs Cousins (the beloved wife of the pastor) from Africa, and to manifest thankfulness for the recovery of the Pastor, the Rev H. T. Cousins from a serious illness and his restoration to his congregation. The Church was decorated with a skill which is seldom seen even in the Bay. In the door- way, was the motto "Welcome," and, upon entering, the decorations were such that really it is difficult to know how to begin to do justice to them. Above the door, was placed a large evergreen tree, beneath which was the motto (letters in gold on a crimson ground), God bless both you and yours." Along the whole length of the Chapel on each side, was suspended a crimson cloth so looped as to form a vallance, and studded at several points with evergreens and roses. Fhe pillars were entirely covered with evergreens and artificial flowers, and the windows were draped with pink and olive-coloured hangings, overlaid with handsome lace-curtains. S nail tables, laid in three rows down the room, were separated by pedestals on which were large vases containing fine specimens of exotic ferns, each table bearing its own handsome centre-vase. Suspended from the gas-brackets, were rustic baskets containing drooping plants, the part furthermost back being relieved by fine specimens of Indian grass, above which were cross-bars of cerise lettered with white wadding, the motto being "Weloome to Colwyn Bay." Underneath this, was another similar one bearing the phrase "Thanks be to God." Each was lined with a border of evergeens. As a relief between the windows, were pictures sur. rounded by evergreens. The decorationi, in their entirety, presented a most exquisite appearance. The proceedings were opened with hymn and praise by the Rev J. Matthews, Audlem, Cheshire. Mr Brackstone, Rev Thos. Lloyd, Rev J. Raymond, Llan. dudno, and the Rev J. Brasted addressed the assembly, giving a welcome to Mrs Cousins,—expressing sincere thankfulness for the pastor's recovery. Tea coffee, and other refreshments, were afterwards handed around by the following ladies Miss Owen, Willow Bank; Miss Radcliffe, Heathfield; Miss Maggie Hughes, Westwood Miss Katie Hughes, do; The Misses Frost, Ducie Lodge; Mrs Bethel, Trevor House; Miss Sharp, Argoed; Miss Thomas, Seaforth; Mrs Evans.Hughes, Rhoslan; Miss Newark, Capes- thorne Towers and Miss Lake. The ladies at the fountain-head, were Miss Beard, Hydropathic and Miss Bullock, Victor Road, who are to be highly complimented on the excellency of the tea and coffee. The gentlemen who were most assiduous in their endeavours to make everyone comfortable and happy, were Messrs A. Houlbrook Roberts, Bangor J. Brackstone; T. Evans-Hughes, Rhoslan; J. 0. Davies, Llanfihangel; Clement Hughes, Westwood; A. Bullock, Victor road; Roger Hughes; Robert Roberts, Draper; A. Waters, Alpha House; J. Kitson; H. L. Letchford; J. Juby; W. H. Williams, Gronant House; T. Evans, Ashford House. The curiosity- tables were placed down the centre of the room. An organ solo was given by Mr Cockett, and was fol- lowed by a solo, "Arm, Arm, ye Brave," by Mr Lucas Williams, who was loudly applauded, and, in response to an encore, gave Jerusalem." in a true artistic manner. The Rev Owen Evans then addressed the assembly, giving a warm welcome to M-rs Cousins, and expressing joy at the restoration of Mr Cousins's health. Then followed a song, "Glory to thee, my God to-night," by Mr T. Evans-Hughes; a recitation, by Miss Bathan an address by the Rev J. Edwards (English Presbyterian Minister), who also gave a hearty welcome to Mrs Cousins; song, Ora pro Nobis," Miss Lake, Colwyn; a pianoforte solo, by Miss Billing. The Rev. H. T Cousins next addressed the assembly, and was warmly applauded, after which Mr Lucas Williams again favoured the audience with a song, Rock of Ages." Mr Jeffreys then addressed the meeting, and Mr R. LI. Samuel gave an excellent rendering of The Holy City," and was warmly applauded. The Rev J. Evans (Welsh Con- gregationalist) had to leave without addressing the meeting, and Mr Harry Roberts, of Bangor, then came forward and read some stanzas composed con- cerning the occasion, the following being a copy :— Smile in providence upon them, Prosper every thing they do, And in everlasting mercy Bless their inward spirits too. Welcome, faithful sister, welcome, All unite to welcome thee; And because of thy arrival We are full of joy and glee." The song, "The Pilgrim," was then rendered by Mr T. Evans-Hughes, after which the Rev H. T. Cousins proposed a most hearty vote of thanks to the ladies and to Mr Robert Roberts (Draper), for his handiwork in decorating the building; and to Mr Waters for assisting. The Rev J. Raymond seconded the vote of thanks, after which there was a conversazione of half-an- hour's duration. The accompanist was Mr R. Brack- stone, Plas y Coed. The room was fitted with a company representing all denominations, both Church people and Nonconformists atteniing in force. The room presented a most picturesque appearance. Mr T. Brackstone made an able conductor throughout the soiree. The decorations, which were ably exe- cuted by Messrs Robert Roberts, draper, and A. Waters, Alpha House, displayed the exercise of much skill and taste, the beautiful cut-flowers of various colours blending well with the draperies, etc. Mr Brackstone read the subjoined letters of apology The Vicarage, Colwyn Bay, October 30, 1894. Dear Mr Brackstone.-Mrs Roberts and myself are very much obliged for your kind note and tickets. We are very glad that Mr Cousins is restored to good health, and to notice how appreciative his people are ot him. We are sorry we cannot attend. Wishing you a pleasant evening, and much blessing in your work,—Yours faithfully, HUGH ROBERTS. Colwyn Bay, October 30, 1894. Dear Mr Brackstone,-I regret my inability, owing to a previous engagement, to avail myself of your most kind invitation to the soiree I very cordially unite with you in gratitude to Almighty God for the restoration of Mr Cousins's health, and heartily wish him and his dear wife many long years of felicity and success. I very much admire, if you will allow me to say so, the kindly spirit which prompted you to extend to your minister and his wife such an encouraging welcome. I am sure it will give them both a great deal of genuine pleasure, and it will be also to the congregation a matter of satisfaction and delight. Again thanking you on behalf of Mrs Hughes and myself,- Believe me, yours faithfully, MEREDITH HUGHES. T. Brackstone, Esq Arnold Lodge, Coed Pella' Road, Colwyn Bay, Oct. 30,1894. My dear Sir,-Please accept our thanks for the tickets received from you for the soiree to be held to-morrow evening. I very much regret I shall be prevented being with you, for it would have afforded me very much pleasure to assist in giving a hearty welcome to Mr Cousins on his restoration to his con- gregation after his trying illness, also to Mrs Cousins on her settlement among us in Colwyn Bay. In your two-fold rejoicing you have our warmest congratulations, and we trust that the lives of your pastor and his wife may be spared yet for many happy years, and that they may prove a great blessing to all those with whom they come into contact. With kind regards,—Believe me, yours faithfully, GEORGE E. BOWKER. Mr Brackstone, Secretary, English Baptist Church, Colwyn Bay. Congo Training Institute, Colwyn Bay, North Wales, October 29th, 1894. Dear Mr Cousins,-I called this afternoon at your house, with the idea of seeing you and Mrs Cousins, but you were out. I am very sorry that I will be unable to attend the ser- vice to-morrow evening, and to join the friends in giving a welcome to Mrs Cousins, and to rejoice in your restoration, as I must go to Penmaenmawr, instead of Mr Davies, who is sick in bed. I enclose a handbill which will show you that it is quite impossible, though I had fully intended to be with you. I sincerely hope that you will be long spared to do the Lord's work at your Church, and that Mrs Cousins will enjoy with you health, happiness, and prosperity. With best re- gards-Yours faithfully, W. HUGHES. Rev H. T. Cousins, F.R.G.S. A message was received from the Rev J. Griffiths, Vicar of Colwyn, regretting his inability to attend. Abergele. My dear Mr Brackstone,-Many thanks for your kind invitation, which I regret being unable to accept, owing to a previous engagement. Though absent in body, I shall be with you in spirit, and heartily rejoice at the restoration of my brother's health, also his re-meeting Mrs Cousins. In this latter pleasure I cannot sympathise, not having the good fortune to possess a wife,—" That I might make merry with my friend," still I do not sorrow "as those who have no hope," seeing that old bachelors do get married I sincerely trust that some fair maid will have compassion on even me. With kindest regards to yourself and all friends, and hearty good wishes to Mr Cousins,-though I prefer considering them as brother and sister.-Yours faithfully, T. ROBERTS.