OLD COLWYN. Parish Church, Colwyn.-English Services (Sundays), Holy Communion: Every Sunday 8am., and first Sunday in the month after morning service. Holy Baptism Sunday afternoon, 3.30. Service and Sermon, 11.0 a.m. and 7.0 p.m. Sunday School, 2.30 p.m., in Assembly Rooms. (Week days). Service and Sermon: Friday, 7.0 p.m. during Advent and Lent. Singing practice Friday night. Children's Meeting: Monday night. Band of Hope Tuesday night. Welsh Services (Sundays), Holy Communion Second Sunday in the month after morning service. Service and Sermon 9.45 a.m. and 5.30 p.m Sunday School, 2.15 p.m, National Schools. Week Days, Service and Sermon, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Singing Practice, Wednesday night. Clergy: Revs. J. Griffiths, M.A. Oxon., Vicar; J. Roberts, Curate. English Baptist Chapel, Old Colwyn.—Sunday Ser- vices, Morning 11.0, Evening 6.30. Sunday School, 2.30 p.m. Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 7.0. p.m. Pastor, Rev. J. B. Brasted. A REAL TREAT TO LOVERS OF MUSIC.—Next Wednesday evening, November 14th, a grand concert will be given at the new Welsh Baptist Chapel, Colwyn, Mr John Roberts (Llandudno) in the chair, the artistes including" Ap Glaslyn," Llanberis Mr Owen Jones (" Telynor Seiriol "), Harpist to T.R.H. the prince and Princess of Wales Miss Cissie Davies, R.A.M., Liverpool and Miss E. Owens, Llanfair. The concert will be preceded by a tea-meeting, held in the School- room. HEBRON C. M. CHAPEL.—At the annual preach- ing meeting at Hebron (Colwyn) Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, the Revs R. Richards (Rhyl) and Thomas Williams (Gwalchmai) preached powerful sermons to large congregations.
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. RevlJ. G. Havrorth, 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. 109- THE AMALGAMATED SOCIETY OF RAILWAY SERVANTS.—At a meeting held at the Ferry Farm Hotel, on Tuesday evening, October 30th, a local Branch of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants, was organised. The chair being occu- pied by an old member of the society, of many years standing. The meeting was addressed by Mr Mear (of London), the society's Organising Secretary. Two CHILDREN DROWNED IN THE RIVER CONWAY.-On Saturday, November 3rd, Dr Caithness, Deputy Coroner for Denbighshire, held an inquest at Talycafn, on the bodies of Johnny and Sammy Owen, sons of John Owen, of the Terrace, Talycafn.—It appeared that the boys, whose ages were nine and seven respect- ively, were, on the previous Wednesday morning, allowed to go along the railway embankment which runs alongside the River Conway, to gather driftwood for firewood. As they did not return for a long time their mother went in search of them, but only found two small bags the children had taken with them. Footprints of children were also seen in the direction of the river, and on the Thursday and Saturday morn- ings respectively, the bodies were found, stuck in the mud.—A verdict of "Found Drowned," was returned. RAILWAY EXTENSION IN NORTH WALES.-The Manchester Guardian says:—It is understood that the London and North-Western Railway Company are contemplating extensive alterations on the Llandudno section of their system, and that their next Bill will contain provision for the erection of a large new station at Pensarn, close to where the line for Llanrwst and Bettws-y-coed branches off, and the construction of a loop line past the Ferry Farm Hotel and connecting with the existing line from Llandudno Junction to Deganwy and Llandudno. Llandudno Junction is to be utilised as a goods depot, and Conway made a purely passenger station. The altera- tions will involve a heavy outlay. THE LLANSANTFFRAID-GLAN-CONWAY PARISH COUNCIL.—At the Denbighshire County Council's October quarterly meeting, on the proposal for confirmation of the minutes of the Local Govern- ment Act Committee (which met at Wrexham on October ioth), County-Councillor John Davies asked how it was that the wishes of Llansant- ffraid-glan-Conway had been ignored, as they had asked for twelve Parish-Councillors, but only seven were granted, whereas Eglwysbach, which was less in population and rateable value, had been granted eleven when it asked for nine.—It being stated that the Committee had carefully consulted the wishes of the inhabitants in every locality, but the Llansantffraid communications had come too late, the Clerk (Mr Ll. Adams) pointed out that should the Council wish it the number could be increased.—This was ordered to be done. S. R.'s" BOOK ON "DIOSG FARM" AND THE WELSH LAND COMMISSION. — Because of the references to the celebrated S. R." (long a noted resident in Conway), we quote from The Man- chester Guardian of Wednesday, November 7th, the report of the Rev Dr Owen Evans's evidence given before the Welsh Land Commission, at Newtown, the previous day, and we may add that the reverend gentleman's evidence, through having received no more than bare mention in any of the Liverpool dailies, is probably new to the majority of our readers. The Guardian report reads as follows :—The Rev Owen Evans, D.D., London, a Welsh Congregational minister of 44 years' standing, and an ex-chairman of the Welsh Congregational Union, said he was qualified to speak as to the condition and circumstances of Welsh farmers, because nearly all his ministerial life had been spent in the agricultural districts of Wales. The twitness gave illustrations of grievances suffered by tenants generally. He referred entirely to the time prior to the appoint- ment of Colonel Hughes as agent and of Mr Lester Smith as sub-agent of Sir Watkin Wynn. A cause of grievance was the consolidation of holdings carried on on Sir Watkin's estate, and the difficulty of obtaining sites, either leasehold or freehold sites, for buildings. His experience had been that if any man took an active part in or became somewhat of a leader of Nonconformist or Liberal movement he made himself a marked man to the agents. The rank and file of the parish were allowed to live in peace, provided they were submissive to the agent's will. Those who acted differently suffered sooner or later. Many had emigrated. The hard treatment meted out to the Rev John Roberts, senior minister of the Church at Llanbrynmair from 1796 to 1834, and tenant of Diosg Farm on Sir Watkin's estate, was a!so the means of driving many more from the district, while the spirit was crushed out of others. The Rev Samuel Roberts, M.A., his son and successor in the pastorate and the tenancy of the farm, had made his father's case a matter of history by his publication, in 1854, of a little work entitled "Diosg Farm A Sketch of its History during the Tenancy of John Roberts and his Widow." From the preface the witness quoted the following summing-up of the circumstances of the case:— "A tenant was tempted, by the fair promises of the managers of an extensive estate of high name, to take a small, poor farm, and to invest Z700 in its improvement. At the end of his plan of im- provement, which ran over seven years, a land agent from a distance re-valued the farm, and without inquiring as to the cost of the improve- ments advanced the rent 50 per cent., and the tenant was informed that unless he chose to take it at that advance, it would in a week's time be let to another. If the managers did right on the occasion, this narrative is an unjust reflection on their memory; but if they then acted unjustly, it was a deep, cruel injustice of the most dishonour- able and pernicious character, and as all entreaties for the re-consideration of the case had been refused, it is thus published:—"Samuel Roberts held a distinguished place among Welsh- men of the century apart from his purely literary work, doing much to advance the interests of his native country and to introduce various social reforms. As early as 1827 he began to advocate the penny postage, years before Sir Rowland Hill took up the idea, and subsequently he urged the adoption of ocean penny postage. Such a man one would have thought would have been worth keeping in the neighbourhood, if it were only to go on instructing Sir Watkin's tenants, but he could obtain neither redress for wrong done to his father and mother nor a reduction in his rent, and at last he followed his friends and neighbours to Tennessee." The leaders of the people had been thus treated in many another part of Wales. Many of the wrongs perpetrated at Llanbrynmair were done without the owner's knowledge, the remote situation of the estate, and the placing of its management entirely in the hands of agents, easily admitting of such conduct. When the landlord came to the place he put up at the hotel, his agents closely attended upon him, so that there was no opportunity for an individnal tenant to lay his case before him. The complaints as to Sir Watkin's estate almost all came from parts of his property similarly situated. Lord Penrhyn, before the Commissioners at Llangefni, declared that the land question in Wales was of recent and "unreali" origin, dating from about 1886. The very history of Diosg Farm and the writings of Samuel Roberts proved such was not the case. Many other contemporaries of Roberts from the early forties onwards wrote temperately but with the earnest- ness of sad experience on the oppressed condition of Welsh farmers as those acquainted with the contents of your answer," Y Cronicl Bach, Y Diwygiwr, and similar Welsh publications well knew. It was not necessary to bring in the personal character of either the late or the present Sir Watkin in considering the management of the vast estate, for, as Sir Frederick Pollock had recently said with reference to an English estate, everybody knows that a great landowner, in- dividual or corporate, has to trust to the discretion of the agent and solicitor, and to a great extent to accept the facts on their report. The reputa- tion of the estate offices and the reputation of the landlord are not necessarily the same. This was exactly the case with the Llanbrynmair estate. Sir Watkin was regarded as the Prince in Wales, but his estate management then had the wor^t reputation in the Principality. As Sir Frederick Pollock had said, if all landlords had to place as absolute a reliance in the discretion of their agents and solicitors, would it not relieve them of a very serious moral responsibility if they entrusted the important task of deciding debatable points as to the management of their estates not to an agent, who might be influenced by self interest or party prejudice, but to an impartial tribunal for whose fairness the State itself would be responsible. THE PRIMROSE LEAGUE AT LLANDUDNO.—On Tuesday evening, October 30th, a well-attended pnblic meeting was held at Riviere's Hall, Llan- dudno, under the auspices of the Gloddaeth Habitation of the Primrose League, The chair was taken by the Hon. H. Lloyd Mostyn, J.P., who spoke of the vigorous condition of the League in Llandudno, and of the good work it had done. During the evening, a number of songs were rendered by Mr Lucas Williams, and, under the management of Miss Mathews, Morfa, Conway, there was played a laughable sketch, entitled Domestic Economy," the characters being ably taken as follows :—John Grumley, Mr Carey; Sergeant Tom Brown, Mr S. Allen Joey; Mrs Grumley, Miss Mathews; Mrs Shockles, Miss Baker; Miss Vi.iagley, Miss Youngman; 1st Little Girl, Miss Amy Morant 2nd Little Girl, Miss Gwen Lewis 3rd Little Girl, Miss Janie Owen. The performance was thoroughly enjoyed. A number of short, pithy, and timely addresses were also delivered in English and Welsh. Mr Fincham, Provincial Secretary for North Wales, announced, amid loud applause, that the Grand Council had awarded the Grand Star to Miss Gough Miss Dutton, Conway; and Mrs Fincham, Hon. Secretary of the Gloddaeth Habitation. In formally presenting the beautiful star to Miss Dutton, the Dame-President (The Right Hon. the Lady Augusta Mostyn) addressed a few words of thanks to her for her great help in forwarding the work of the Gloddaeth Habita- tion. This pleasing incident was greatly applauded, and with the singing of God Save the Queen the proceedings ended. LLANDUDNO JUNCTION LEVEL CROSSING. Under the above heading, the subjoined appeared in a contemporary on November 3rd Sir,—The time has really come when something should be done to compel the Railway Company to make different arrangements for the con- venience of the public at this place. Those that use the crossing know full well the unpardonable delay that takes place during the summer traffic four out of every six times you may want to pass with a conveyance, it is usual to be kept waiting from five to ten minutes. In the winter it is an intolerable nuisance to have to wait in the cold and often wet for the convenience of the gatemen. The populotion and the traffic in this district have more than doubled since this line was opened, and the Railway Company can well afford to show a little consideration for the public. The Conway authorities deserve our gratitude for taking the matter up. We hope they will persevere. The busy and good-natured Mayor of Conway will know as much of this nuisance as anyone I am acquainted with. We fail to see by what stretch of imagination one member of the Council could say that the "public do not complain." During the storm on Wednesday evening last. a convey- ance was being driven through the crossing. When the horse was mid-way, the gates were blown together with a terrible crash, and the horse, conveyance, and its occupants left enclosed on the metals, not knowing what would come next. I noticed that the Moderator for the year of the North Wales C.M. Assembly was in the conveyance, and that all got away safe, after being in a most unenviable predicament. If it had not been for the prompt assistance of the signal- man, the consequence would have been very serious. Has the County Councill no power to move in this matter ? H. R. CONWAY AND LLANDUDNO PETTY SESSIONS. CONWAY, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH.-Before Henry Kneeshaw, Esq (chairman); The Mayor of Conway (Councillor Dr R. Arthur-Prichard, C.C.); The Rev W. Venables-Williams; Dr Dalton County-Councillor C. H. Darbishire and Morris Jones, Esq. DEFRAUDING THE RAILWAY COMPANY. George Benjamin, a Jew packman from Bangor, was fined 405 and costs for travelling from Bangor to Llandudno Junction, on October nth, when he only booked as far as Aber. and Lazarus Hoffman, of Manchester, was fined a like amount for aiding and abetting Benjamin. Each of the defendants was further fined a like amount, for travelling from Llandudno Junction to Festiniog, without having previously paid their tare, by riding second- class with third-class tickets.—Mr Fenna, who prosecuted on behalf of the London & North- Western Railway Company, called witnesses to prove that Benjamin after booking at Bangor for Aber, did not alight there, but proceeded to Llan- dudno Junction, unaware that he was being shadowed by Railway-detective Smart. At the Junction he had some conversation with Hoffman, and subsequently they entered the train for Festiniog, travelling in a second-class smoking- compartment, although there was room in the third" smokers." Detective Smart at Festiniog told them that they would be reported, and Benjamin said that he had lost his ticket to Aber, where he did not alight because he found that unless he went forward at once there would be no train taking him to Festiniog in time to tran- sact his business there. At the Junction, for- getting that he had not booked further than Aber he asked Hoffman to book for the two to Festiniog, to save time. The defence set up by Hoffman, was to the effect that he had quite innocently carried out Benjamin's request, when breaking his journey at the Junction on his return from Carnarvon to Manchester. Both defendants stated in Court that the reason they had travelled second was because there was insufficient third- class smoking accomodation, but Detective Smart said that they entered the second-class carriage without looking for other accomodation. —The Bench found the cases fully proved, and inflicted the fines already mentioned. The Bench next had a charge against Abraham Saphiro, of Manchester, who did not appear, and was eventually fined in his absence 40s and as 6d costs, for travelling, on October 13th between Bangor and Llandudno Junction when he had only booked to Aber. The attention of Detective Smart was called to the defendant, whose luggage was found to be labelled to Manchester. At Sandycroft and at Stockport, the defendant showed to railway ticket-examiners the return- half of a tourist-ticket from Manchester to Llan- dudno. He made no attempt to pay his fare from Aber to Llandudno Junction, and was out- side London-road station when Detective Smart charged him with having defrauded the railway company. DRUNK IN CHARGE OF A HORSE. David Vaughan, cab-proprietor, Conway, was charged, by P.C. Griffith (52), with being drunk whilst in charge of a horse and carriage, on Oct- ober 24th, and was fined 105 and costs. A BRAWL IN MOUNT PLEASANT. Robert Williams v. Arthur Thomas.-Both parties live in Mount Pleasant Conway. and the complainant (for whom Mr R. S. Chamberlain appeared) said that one evening the defendant asked him whether he remembered three years ago. That meant the time when the defendant was summoned before for assault. Since that time the witness had not said anything to the defendant. The defendant, after asking him that question, struck him, knocked him down, and kicked him. Cross-examined, the witness said that he did not strike the defendant first.-In answer to the Bench, Supt. H. D. Williams said that the previous case had been settled out of Court. It was very doubtful whether the saddle ought not to be on the other shoulder. It was six of one and half a dozen of the other.—The Bench ordered the parties to be bound over to keep the peace, tor six months, in the sum of Zio each. LICENSING. Temporary Tr"msfer.-The North Western Hotel, Llandudno, Richard Frederick Houghton to Mrs Emma Houghton (Liverpool) and Mrs Hallmark (Birkenhead). AN ASSAULT AT LLANDUDNO JUNCTION. Charles Roe. Glanconway, was charged with assaulting Kate Evans, also of Glanconway. at Llandudno Junction, on October 17th.—It appeared from the evidence of the complainant and other witnesses, that the defendant hit the complainant on Llandudno Junction platform, and also after- wards tried to hit her at Glanconway.—The defendant said that he did not remember anything at all about it.—Supt Williams said that the defendant had never previously been up before the Bench.—The Bench inflicted a fine of 10s and costs (15s 6d). THE INSANITATION OF CONWAY POLICE-STATION. County-Councillor Darbishire called attention to the bad sanitary arrangements of the Conway Police-Station, especially as the Supt had lately been suffering from illness (principally dysentery) which arose possibly from the insanitariness. He was informed but could not vouch for it, that there was an old drain close by which became sometimes blocked up with dead cats, etc. He wished the Bench to request the County Surveyor to report upon the best means of remedying the insanitary conditions affecting the Police-Station. —The Mayor said that the Town Council had already passed, about four months ago, to do away with the present drain, and to substitute improved drains from Chapel Street.—Supt Williams said that the County Surveyor's attention had been called, and he said that the matter was one for the Borough Sanitary Inspector, who, in turn, after inspecting the nuisance, moved away with his handkerchief to his nose, and said that the only plan was for the Supt to be summoned and called upon to abate the nuisance. He (Supt Williams) said that he hoped that he would do that, but nothing further had been done in the matter.-The Mayor said that the Inspector had unfortunately been ill. He (the Mayor) did not know what was the reason that nothing had been done. SPECIAL SESSIONS. CONWAY, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH.-Before the Mayor of Conway (Dr R. Arthur-Prichard, J.P., C.C.). DRUNK AT PENMAENAN. Edward Regan, hawker, of Bangor, was charg- ed with being drunk at Penmaenan, on Monday, November 5th. P.C. Evan Jones (16) proved the charge, and the taking of the prisoner into custody- Regan was fined 10s and costs. The money was paid, and Regan was allowed to go. AN ANCIENT CRIMINAL COURT IN WALES. On Friday afternoon, October 26th, Mr Job Bowen (of Carnarvon), Her Majesty's Agent and Deputy-Steward for the Crown Manor of Nant- conwav, presided, for the twenty-ninth time, over the annual Court-Leet, Court-Baron, and View of Frankpledge of that Manor, the Court being holden at the Dwelling-house of Mr John Crewe Smallwood, known as the Blue Bell Inn situate in the Town of Conway," where this Court has been annually held throughout the period of some one hundred and twenty years last past. The Court, which is mentioned as an ancient Court" in a manuscript dating from 1286, two years atter Conway Castle's erection, is a Criminal Court of Record, and accordingly a jury was empanelled, the foreman this year being Town-Councillor Charles John Wallace, M.A., and the other jurors being Messrs Thomas Edwards Parry (Town Clerk), Herbert Thomas Hatchman, Alfred Fetch, John Robert Furness, Samuel Hamer, John Williams (Lancaster Square), and Maurice Roberts, all of Conway Mr James Stuart Coverley (Local Board Surveyor), of Penmaen- mawr Mr John Roger Dawson, of Llandudno; Mr David Owen, of Llanelian-yn-Rhos and Mr Henry Spurrier, of Derby. For the first time for several years, a presentment was made, this reading as follows We present John Hughes, of No. i Parade, Deganwy, and Hugh Twiss, of Parade, Deganwy, for making a public road on the foreshore in front of Deganwy Terrace in the Parish of Eglwysrhos, containing about nine hundred square yards, and we amerce them in the sum of two shillings and sixpence." All the jurors in their turn signed the presentment, and after- wards two of their number, Councillor Wallace and Mr T. E. Parry, were sworn Affierors, and, by direction of the Deputy-Steward, signed the following indorsement on the inq iisitioii, We affier and affirm the foregoing presentment." No other encroachments on Crown lands within the Manor being reported, and there being no further business, Mr Bowen thanked the jurors for attendance that day, in the name of Her Majesty, and the proceedings ended. The jurors after- wards were entertained to the usual substantial dinner given by The Lady Paramount of the Crown Manor of Nantconway, Her Most Excellent Majesty the Queen," who was under this stylli and title enthusiastically toasted. The other toasts were those of "The Deputy-Steward;" Mine Host and Hostess, Mr and Mrs Small- wood," who were warmly complimented upon their catering; and "The Foreman, Councillor C. J. Wallace," who received econiums for having done much towards that day IUlking the Court's procedure of practical service to the community. THE INDUCTION OF THE WELSH CONGREGATIONALIST PASTOR. In couuexion vvitii die seccie.nent or cue tiev f. D. Jones (of Bootle), as Pastor of the Siiou WjLsh C jn- gregationa,list Chapel, Conway, well-attended services were held at 7.0 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30th; and at 100 a.m., 20 p.m., and 6.0 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31st, the Wednesday evening service being held in the Tabernacl Welsh Wesleyan Chapel, kindly lent for the occ Lsiun.-At the Tuesday evening service, which was introduced by tne Rav Thomas Lloyd (English Congregational minister, Colwyn Bay), seernons were preached by the Revs W. J. Nicflblson, of Portmadoc; and H. Elvet Lewis, of Llanelly.—On Wednesday morning, the RJV D. Charles Evans, F.G.S., Calvinistic Methodist minister, Llandudno J unction,introduced the service,the pro?-tcher!i at which were the Revs H. P. Thomas, Birkenhead and D. M. Jenkins, of Liverpool.—At the Recognition Service, which was held on Wednesday afternoon, the chair was occupied by the Rev D. Griffiths, of Bryn-marle, and the nymns were given out by the Rev J. P. Evans, of Henrhyd. The new Pastor was introduced by the Revs D. M. Jenkius and H. P. Thomas (repre- sentatives of the Liverpool Congregational Union), and gave his reasons for changing the sphere of his labours. The Rev D. M Jenkins offered the recog- nition-prayer, and addresses were delivered by the Revs W. E. Jones, Colwyn W. fveinion Thomas, Lianfairfechan; R. J. Williams, Llandudno; C. Wil- liams, Penmaenmawr; W. C. Williams, Lluirwst; W. J. Nicholson, and H. Eivet Lewis. The meeting was closed with prayer by the Rev H. Ivor Jones, of Portwadoc.-At the Wednesday evening scevice, which was introduced by the Rev David Williams, Welsh Calvinistic Methodist minister, Conway, ser- mons were delivered by the Rivs Professor J. M. Davies, M.A., Bangor; and H. dlvet Lewis. CONWAY LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY. At the Conway Literary and Djbating Society's meeting, at t.ie Guild Hall, on Tuesday evening, October 30th, the President (Mr T. B. Farrington, C.bi.), who occupied the chair, read a paper explana- tory of the advantages conferred by the Parish Councils Act, and the alterations brought about under the Act. So far as he could gather, the Act did not alter any existing powers of the County Councils, but added other powers, including powers of altering boundaries. Municipal boroughs seemed to be unaffected by the Act. Local Boards, such as those of Colwyn Bay and Penmaenmawr, were now elected by voting-papers, as were also Improvement Com- missioners, such as the Urban Sanitary Authorities of Rhyl and Llandudno; under the new Act, however, vote by ballot was introduced, ani plural voting was abolished. The Board of Guardians were to be elected in much the same way as the Urban District Couucils which replace the Local Boards and Improve- ment Boards. Highway Boards were to cease to exist, and their powers were to oe transferred to the District Councils. Vestries continued unaltered in the municipal boroughs, but in rural districts they ceased to exist for all other than ecclesiastical affairs. To Urban District Councils in Urban Districts other than municipalities, women not disqualified are eligible as candidates, and the Chairman of the District Council would be a County magistrate. Under the new Act,, no magistrate would be an edc-otfido member of the Board of Guardians, but the Board's Chairman would ex-officio be a county magistrate. The Act also provided for the creation of a new body, the Parish Council. Every rural parish would have a Parish Meeting, and some of the rural parishes will have a Parish Council also. In a parish having a Parish Meeting but not a Parish Council, the Parish Meeting would replace the Vestry, but with enlarged powers, and the Meeting would elect its own chairman. The Meeting must not be held earlier than six o'clock in the evening, and must not be held in a public-house unless no other suitable room is available. In a parish having a Parish Council, which is elected at a Parish Meeting, any voter is eligible for candidacy of the Parish Council, nominations oeing in writing, and any one voter dissatisfied with the result of the show of hands, is entitled to peremptorily demand a poll. Notwithstanding the existence of a Parish Council, an extraordinary session of the Parish Meeting may be held. tySeven clear days must be given of any Parish Meeting', and fourteen days notice of any Parish Meeting summoned t) consider increased expenditure. In conclusion, the reader wihed to acknowledge the very great assistance given him by Mr T. E. Parry, Town Clerk of Conway and Clerk to the Board of Guardians [Applause.], whose knowledge of Local Government was he believed second to that of no one in the Kingdom. Mr John Williams (Lancaster Square), in proposing a cordial vote of thanks to Mr Farrington for his paper, specially mentioned the lucidity of the explanations. Vice-President J. Roger Dawson, seconding the vote, said that he had that evening acquired a con- siderable amount of knowledge ot what was a very complicated Act, and one which was likely to provide an even greater number of profitable enigmas for the legal profession than even the Public Health Act, which the worthy Chairman of the Board of Guardians (Rev W. Venables-Williams) had said was most difficult of comprehension. He wished that Mr Farrington and Mr^T. E. Parry had had the drafting of the Parish Councils Act. The vote, put by the Vice-President, having been cordially and unanimously carried. Mr Farrington briefly and suitably responded. The adjourned discussion on the motion for adoption of the Committee's proposal for remunera- ting the secretariat, was resumed by Mr John Williams (Lancaster Square), whose amendment that the Society do not agree with the recommendation, was eventually adopted, after a prolonged discussion. Next Tuesday evening, November 6th, Councillor J. P. Griffiths will open affirmatively the debate on the question "Should wives obey their husbands?" Vice-President J. Roger Dawson will oppose. At the Society's meeting on Tuesday evening, November 6th, the President (Mr T. B. Farring- ton, C.E.) in tne chair, Mr Kingston gave notice of motion to reduce the secretariat to one Hol1. Secretary and the debate on the question "Should wives obey their husbands?" was then unanimously adjourned a week, the discussion on the Parish Council Act being resumed with vigour. It was arranged that the subject for discussion on Tuesday evening, November oth, would be the question Is civilisation conducive to happiness? introduced by Mr John Williams (Lancaster Square). CONWAY AND LLANDUDNO COUNTY COURT. LLANDUDNO, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER IST.- Before His Honour, Judge Sir Horatio Lloyd. HIGGINBOTTOM V. JAMBLIN. Mr C. S. Magee (instructed by Messrs Ellis, Bickersteth and Ellis, London, and Mr P. J. Webster, Conway) applied for a new trial of the case of Higginbottom against J. Jamblin, Photo- grapher, Penmaenmawr.—Mr Magee said that he desired to have the execution of an ejectment- order granted at a previous Court stayed for that purpose. The question of certain mortgages on the property, was now pending decision in the Chancery Division of the High Court. If the applicant succeeded in the Chancery Division, he would have an injunction against the trustees, but in the meantime he would have been turned out of the premises. The applicant had in the previous case been taken by surprise.—His Honour said that the best plan would be to give notice to the other side for the next Court that it was intended to apply for a new trial, and he would extend the ejectment-order granted so that it would not take effect until after the next Court. CLAIM FOR WORK DONE. W. H. Shepherd, painter, Colwyn Bay, sued J. Mitchell, Colwyn, to recover 67 10s for work done to a house.—Mr Amphlett (Messrs Will- Jones, Porter, and Amphlett) appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Nunn for the defendant, who agreed to pay the same price for the work as » Manchester painter had charged for painting an adjoining house.—In these circumstances, flis Honour gave judgment for the defendant, without costs. RIVAL COLWVN BAY COACH PROPRIETORS. Edwin Jones, coach-proprietor Colwyn Bay, sued Thomas Davies, Conway Road, Colwyn Bay, for Lio 10s damages and loss of business consequent upon a collision with the defendant's omnibus, alleged to be the defendant's or the defendant's servant's fault.—Mr Amphlett (Messrs William Jones, Porter, and Amphlett), WhO appeared for the plaintiff, in urging the plaintiffs claim for damages (the claim being laid at half the damage actually sustained, namely ^21 115). pointed out to the Judge that of course it would be to Mr Daviess advantage to have his bu-5 running, while Mr Jones's was disabled.HIs Honour You think it would be a good game to disable each other's busses ? [Laughter. ]. -N,J r Amphlett said he did not suggest that Mr Davies thought that for a moment, but still the fact remained. —Mr E. E. Bone (Messrs Pugh & Bone) represented the defendant during a lengthy hear- ing, in the course of which a number of witnesses' were examined. Under cross-examination, the plaintiff repudiated the suggestion that he had threatened to "run the defendant off the road. He might have said that there was not rootn enough for two coach-owners in Colwyn Bay- He had put passengers on the defendant's coach when his was not running, but the defendant never returned tne compliment.—His Honour said that the evidence given by the defendant's witnesses, showed that the plaintiff's driver was too near the 'bus of the defendant, and that the collision came about through that. But the case did not stop there, for had the defendant had a man at the horses' heads the accident would have been averted, and it was evidently the fault of both. He gave judgment for the defendant, without costs. Funeral of the Archdruid of Wales. Amid manifestations of sorrow the remains "Clwydfardd," the venerable Welsh Archdruid* were on Saturday afternoon, November 3r<7 interred in Abergele Churchyard. A unique and interesting feature of Saturday's sad cereinOI113 was the toleration shown by the Rev D3.1 Evans, Vicar of Abergele. The reverend gctltle- man invited the Rev Robert Jones, ex-Cliairrnl" of the Wesleyan District meeting, to read the Lessons inside the Church, while other minister5 delivered addresses at the grtve-sid-- The fif-;t portion of the service was held at St Paul's W05 leyan Chapel, Abergele, and the entire gathering' including clergymen of the Church of Englaod» Nonconformist ministers, delegates of the Nat' ional Eisteddfod Society, the Cymrodorion Society* the Llandudno National Eisteddfod Committee of 1896, the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art, and the general public, including Mr Herbert Roberts, M.P., stood around the grave as the body was lowered. Before the end of the serv,c0 in the Chapel, the congregation's attention attracted by the entrance of the aged "Gwalchmai" leaning on the arm of his daughter* The old gentleman, who has attained the advanced age of ninety-one years, was accorded a se»l under the pulpit, and when he got up to address the assemblage there was almost breithle55 silence. In husky tones, but in a voice whic" has lost none of its old strength and power, venerable Bard eulogised the memory of his friend and compeer, whom, he said, he had knot1 for upwards of half-a-century. He spoke of the late Archdruid's many good qualities, which it had always been his desire to emulate. -j coffin-plate bore in Welsh the inscription D*v,a Griffith, Clwydfardd, died 30th October, 1$9f' aged 94. The Vicar and Curate of and the Rev Thomas Edwards ("Gvvynedd were the officiating ministers at the Church.
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from his own people in favour of his doing so, and his having time for the work without neglecting his parish duties. At the close of the meeting a resolution, thanking the Bishop for his efforts on behalf of the Church in Wales, was unanimously passed, the entire assemblage rising and giving the Bishop a most enthusiastic ovation. The Rev Stephen Gladstone, whose health seemed greatly improved by his visit to Colwyn Bay, was among those present. THE DEATH OF THE CZAR.-Special reference was made from the pulpit of St John's Church, Colwyn Bay, last Sunday, November 4th, to the death of the Czar. The Rev. H. H. McCullagh, ex-President of Conference, preached the sermon, and at the close alluded to the sad bereavement sustained as well by the Russian Imperial Family and by the Princess of Wales and the Royal House of Britain, and besought the prayers of the congregation on their behalf. Dean Milman's hymn When our hearts are bowed with woe:, was sung, and Handel's Dead March (from Saul) was played. Two FIRES AT COLWYN BAY.—On Monday evening, November 5th, two fires occurred at Colwyn Bay, the first about half-past six, at the works of Mr D. Jones, wheelwright, Sea View, and but for prompt aid the fire would have been a most serious one. Some time afterwards, the inhabitants were again aroused by the ring- ing of the fire-bell and the bell of Dinglewood School, and having received information that a fire had broken out at Twr Eirias and Glynwood, situated in the grounds of Dinglewood, the pro- perty of Mr Wood, were soon on the spot render- ing aid. It appears that some feather-beds which were being aired near the fire, in one of the bed- rooms, in some way became ignited, for when Mr Stanley Wood entered the house, at ten o'clock, it was filled with smoke, and upon going upstairs he found the room on fire. The burning beds were thrown out, and the fire was got under by 11.15, when the fire-engine arrived and deluged the place with water. The loss will be great, as the damage -to the household effects, both by fire and water, is considerable. COLWYN BAY AND ABERGELE PETTY SESSIONS. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD.-Before the Rev W. Venables-Williams (chairman); John Lewis, Esq; T. G. Osborn, Esq; and Lewis Morgan, Esq. CHARGES UNDER THE FACTORIES ACT. Thomas Davies, coach-builder, Abergele-Road, Colwyn Bay was charged with breach of the Factory Act.—Mr Augustus Lewis prosecuted, and Mr Porter (Messrs Wm. Jones, Porter, and Amphlett) appeared for the defence.—John Hilditch, one of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Factories, gave evidence as to the defendant's workshop having motive power but not having posted-up an abstract of the Factory Act. Cross- examined by Mr Porter, the witness said that in other respects the workshop was satisfactory, that he did not know of any prior official visit to the workshop, that on finding a workshop unpro- vided with an abstract it was his duty to supply it, and that subsequent to his visit on September nth he had not again visited the workshop, although he had again been in Colwyn Bay on October 15th.- The Bench dismissed the case. A similar charge was brought against Mr Thomas Jones, Harland-house, for not having exhibited in his building-yard at Rhiw-road, an abstract of the Factories Act, although there was mechanical motive-power employed, namely a gas-engine of about a half-horsepower.—Inspector Hilditch said that he cautioned the defendant's foreman on September nth, the date on which the offence was charged to have been committed, and the abstract was posted before the witness's second visit.—For the defence, Mr Porter said that his client had at once complied with the first caution he received.—The case was dismissed. Councillor Humphrey Lewis trading as Messrs P. & H. Lewis, timber-merchants, of Conway and other places, was charged with having opened a saw-mill (furnished with motive power) at Colwyn Bay, without having notified to Inspector Augustus Lewis such opening within one month thereof.—Mr Porter defended—In- spector Lewis, who laid the charge, said that he had not received any notification of the opening of the saw-mill. Ignorance as to the provisions of the Act, was very general. One of the objects of bringing such matters before the Court, was to dispel such ignorance.—The Bench thought that some other means might be taken than pros- ecution, to make persons acquainted with the law.—Inspector Hilditch proved visiting the saw- mill on September nth, and obtained all the par- ticulars necessary.-For the defence, Mr Porter called Hugh Hughes, foreman at the saw-mill, who said that he did not know that it was necessary to send such notification. The case was dismissed, as was also the next case, in which Mr Porter defended Mr John Roberts, builder, Fern-bank, upon a like ground, against a similar charge. Another charge, of not affixing the Factories Act abstract, was defended by Mr Porter, who appeared for Mr J. Berth Jones, and was dismissed, Mr Oliver George (Justices' Clerk) saying that the charges were dismissed under Section 16 of the Summary Jurisdiction Act, as being of a trivial nature.—Like charges against sundry other defendants, were also dismissed. TRAVELLING WITHOUT A TICKET. John Davies, butcher, Colwyn Bay. by his solicitor (Mr Nunn) pleaded guilty to travelling without a ticket.—Mr Fenna prosecuted on behalf of the Railway Company.—In mitigation, Mr Nonn said that the defendant had had no time to get a ticket at Abergele, and was of a "larky" disposition [Laughter.].—The Bench fined the defendant forty shillings and costs (6s 6d). COWLYD WATER-SUPPLY BOARD. At the Conway and Colwyn Bay Joint Water- Supply Board's meeting, on Friday morning, November 2nd, the Chairman (Rev W. Venables- Williams) presided and there were also present County-Alderman Thomas Parry, County-Coun- cillor John Porter, and Mr Hugh Davies, and the Clerk (Mr T. E. Parry) and the Surveyor (Mr T. B. Farrington, C.E.). The Chairman congratulated the Board upon its first meeting at Colwyn Bay. The water had arrived some days ago at Colwyn Bay, and was extremely satisfactory in every possible way. He expressed the Board's great regret at the very serious illness of Mr Cutts, who had proved himself a most useful member of the Board. He moved a vote of sympathy with Mr Cutts, coupled with a hope that he might be speedily restored to health.—This vote was seconded by Alderman Parry, and was unanimously passed. Alderman Parry suggested that the Cowlyd water should be turned on full for three or four days, in order to test and clear the pipes, but that it should be allowed to run out at Sarn Myn- ach, and that the Llandudno water should be turned on for Colwyn Bay so as to avoid a repet- ition of the accident which resulted on Sunday in leaving Colwyn Bay without water. The Surveyor acknowledged the great assist- ance he had received from Mr W. Jones, the Surveyor to the Colwyn Bay Local Board, in effecting the full supply of water to the District. The temporary stoppage had been owing to the giving way of a hydrant at Dolgarrog, owing to the enormous pressure which turned the pipes out of their bend. There was no actual burst in the pipes themselves. The accident would be remed- ied directly, and by next Monday lie hoped to be in a position to turn the water on in full force for Colwyn Bay. He agreed with Mr Parry's suggestion for testing and clearing the pipes, which could easily be carried out. The pipes had been under strong pressure and were all right. He turned the water on several days earlier because there seemed to be some doubt as to whether it would ever get to Colwyn Bay.— [Laughter]. He expected that on the next Mon- day the scheme would be in working order. The long length of pipe line from Dolgarrog was being tested, and the Llangwstenyn and other districts would then be supplied with the Cowlyd Lake water. The Surveyor reported that the rainfall at Cowlyd thejpreceding Friday, was terrific, namely, nearly three inches, or some two hundred and seventy tons to the acre. That was about an average month's rainfall at Conway. It was decided to have the openning ceremony t at Colwyn Bay, on Wednesday, November 21st, the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone, M.P., to be invited to formally turn on the Cowlyd water. THE COLWYN BAY AND COLWYN RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION. At the Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Ratepayers' Association annual meeting, at the Public Hall, on Friday evening, November 2nd, Mr F. A. Dew was re-elected Secretary, and Mr Atkinson was re-elected Treasurer, and, after the election of an influential Committee, the nomination of persons coming out as candidates under the new Local Government Act, was proceeded with, the folow- ing being nominated :—Messrs J. Blud, G. Bevan, W. H. Roberts, J. Mason, F. Nunn, W. H. Cogswell, John Porter, Thomas Parry, John Roberts, James Wood, W. Davies, James Sugden (Rhos), J. Mitchell (Rhos), Charles Jeffries, W. Turner, J. M. Porter, W. Earp, and P. Hignett, the Rev W. Venables-Williams, Dr Rutter, Dr Fraser, Miss Retemeyer (Pension Edelweiss), and Miss Richardson (Ellersdale). COLWYN BAY POST OFFICE. The HEAD OFFICE is in Station Road. Hours of attendance:—For sale of Postage Stamps, Postal Orders, Payment of Postal and Money Orders, Sav- ings Bank, Annuity and Insurance Business, Issue of Licenses, from 7 a.m. to 8.45 p.m. Sundays, from 8 to 10 a.m. (for sale of Stamps and Registration of Letters only). DELIVERIES OF LETTERS AND PARCELS. 7 a.m. Letters. 7.3J a m. Parcels. 2 p.m. Letters and Parcels. 7 p.m. Letters and Parcels. a.m. DESPATCHES.—WEEK DAYS. 8.30 General (Letters and Parcels.) 1120 North Wales (Letters). 11.20 Manchester (Parcels). 11.50 General (Letters). Ireland. 11.50 Liverpool and Manchester, etc. p.m. 1.10 Llandudno. 1.40 Chester and forward places (Letters and Parcels). 7.30 General despatch of Parcels. 8.35 Box cleared for the night mail (Letters). With td. stamp up to 8.45 p.m. SUNDAYS (Letters): Box cleared at 8.35 p.m. With extra id. stamp, 8.45 p.m. TELEGRAPH OFFICE. WEEK DAYS From 8.0 a.m. to 9.0 p.m. SUNDAYS From 8 0 a.m. to 10.0 a.m. CHURCH EXTENSION AT COLWYN BAY. The Rev J. G. Haworth, late of Manchester, has just been added (as voluntary worker) to the staft of clergy at Colwyn Bay. and to meet the wishes of the Vicar (Rev Canon Roberts), has provided for the parish at his own expense a large and beautiful Mission Church, he also buying an excellent site. The opening services, held on November 1st, were very encouraging, the preachers being the Rural Dean and Archdeacon Howell. The completion of St Paul's Church, the nave of which had been built before the division of the parish, is now going on, and the chancel, at a cost of L3,000, is to be ready by Christmas. CONGO METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATORY, COLWYN BAY. Week ending Nov. 3rd, 1894. Mean Temperature for the week .53*5 Total Hours of Sunshine 20 hrs. o min Maximum Temperature 62'6 Total Rainfall i-oi in. Minimum Temperature 43^7 Minimum Temperature 43^7 Mean I Maximum Minimum Daily Humidity. Sunshine. Rainfall. Temper- Temper- Temper- Per Inches. Wind. ature. ature. ature. Cent. H. M. Sunday. 53-5 45-4 49-4 77 3 10 '13 S.E. Monday 53-7 44-3 49-0 69 1 50 "13 S. Tuesday. 592 44-0 516 72 5 o S.W. Wednesday. 6o's 43*7 52^6 81 o 50 -31 S.E. Thursday.. 6i"o 57-6 59-3 83 1 40 "25 S.E. Friday, 62'6 56*0 59*0 76 3 45 -n I S.E. Saturday 58-7 49-4 54*1 58 3 45 "08 S.E. The humidity is given in percentages, 100 per cent. meaning that the air contains as much moisture as it can under the existing conditions of temperature and pressure. THE RAINFALL AT BRYN EURYN. Diameter of Funnel, 5 inches. Height) Above ground, 1 foot. of Top f Above Sea Level, 125 feet. Readings taken at 9 a.m., daily. Month. Date. Depth. Remarks. Inches. October 31 0*23 November 1 o'2o November 1 a 0'02 3 — 4 — 5 — 6 0^03 Total for week 0'48 THOS. H U rC ff I NGS.