OLD COLWYN. Parish Ch/rch, Colwyn.—English Services (Sundays), Holy Communion: Every Sunday 8 a.m., 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. Stnging 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., Viemr; J. Roberts, Curate. English Baptist Chapel, Old Colittyn.-Sanday Ser- vices, Morning 11.0, Evening 6.30. Sunday School, 2.30 p.m. Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 7.0. r) m Pastor, Rev. J. B. Brasted, CYMRU FYDD SOCIETY AT COLWYN. A nnmerously-attended meeting of the newly- formed Cymru Fydd Society was held at Old Colwyn, under the presidency of the Rev W. E. Jones (11 Gwilytii Penllyn "). The chief business of the meeting being the selection of candidates for the forthcoming election of the Urban District Council, a large number of members were named, and the following were chosen, the whole of the selected members giving their views previous to the voting. Mr Owen" Williams (a member of the Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Local Board) spoke as to the length of time he had served on the Board, but said that, if they wanted new blood on the Council, now was their time to get it. He had received no pay for his services. He referred to improvements Colwyn had obtained, mentioning the excellent drainage, and the impossibility of the Board carrying out the repairs of Groes Bridge in a more practicable manner than is now being done. He was blamed for several things not due to him.—Mr Edwin Davies (Tai Newyddion) said that he was willing to stand if the ratepayers could not find a better member.—Mr Smith (Parkia) was selected, but was not present to state his views.—The votes were counted by Mr Roberts (Llanfairfechan). and Mr John Jones (Shop), with the following result :-t, Mr Robert Evans, Mohrcroft 2, Mr OwenWilliams, Maes-y- coed 3. Mr Edwin Davies, Tai Newyddion.— During the counting of the votes, Mr Robert Evans, who had, as a delegate, attended the Con- ference held at Rhyl, most explicitly reported what had passed at the Conference.—Mr Davies (Tai Newyddion) proposed, and Mr Price (Church Walks) seconded a vote of thanks to Mr Evans for his report.
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, 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— A FIRST-CLASS PERFORMANCE NEXT MONDAY.— A humorous, musical, and dramatic recital, will be performed at the Conway Workingmen's Con- servative Club, at eight o'clock next Monday evening, November 26th, by Mr W. R. Duncan, Miss Sydney Phelps, and Miss Helen Conway. THE INCORPORATED SOCIETY OF MUSICIANS.— At last week's meeting (at Carnarvon) of the North Wales Section of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, Mr C. Mellodew Lees, of Conway, was appointed of two Stewards to represent the Section at the Society's Conference in Dublin next January.
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Conway and Llandudno Petty Sessions. LLANDUDNO, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19^^ Before Henry Kneeshaw, Esq (chairman); County* Councillor C. H. Darbishire Dr K. H. Boia Williams; Countv-Alderman Elias Jones; an Councillor Morris Jones. THE LLANDUDNO STATION ALLEGED THEFT. d Thomas Owen, laborer, Llandudno, was charged on remand with breaking into the Llandudn station booking-office on the night of August 7' and stealing therefrom a Postal Order, etc. Fenna prosecuted orfF behalf of the Rail^3' Company.—Charles Vicars, signalman, k'3'1 dudno, said that at 10.45 p.m. on August 7^ ? locked up all the gates and entrances of Llandudno railway-station.—Henry Haughty Blain, booking-clerk, Rhyl, said that on Au £ u> 7th last he was a booking-clerk at LlandudnOi and that evening he left the office about io-33 p.m. quite secure. He identified the Postal Or"e produced, which he had received from Uttoxet with nine stamps attached. He tore one avva/' leaving eight attached. He left the Order in} cash-drawer which was locked. Next rnorriiflg, when he came on duty about 6.5, he found another clerk and a constable already in the office. front part of the cash-drawer had been taken ou > and the Order abstracted. The skylight been taken out, and the door bore marks someone had tried to break it open. drawer had been forcibly opened. —Wi",a Williams, signalman, Llandudno, said that, wh he came on duty, at 5.25 a.m., on August 8th, unlocked the station entrance-gates, and th observed that the booking-office door was OPell. After unlocking all the gates, he examined t office, and found the office disordered, skylight broken, and the drawers forced °Pe^ 1 He communicated with Mr Bostock, one of booking-clerks, whom he told to come on duty once.—Charles Ernest Smith, postmaster Llandudno Lower Mostyn-street, sub-posta cef said that about five o'clock on the afternoon Of August 24th, Miss Twyman (one of the wlt.neSj)e assistants) called him in. Before going sent word to Mr Rippon. On going in, he sa the prisoner, whom he asked to sign his 11 a 111:; and who asked the witness to sign for him.. witness refused, and the prisoner began to 51g Thos Wil," and then, throwing down the Pel1^ commenced to run out of the shop. There nothing to cause him to do that, but he vV°Utf have seen the witness approached by his who went for Mr Rippon.—Miss Lydia Marl Twyman, assistant to Mr Smith, said that, abo" 5 p.m. on August 24th, a man presented Postal Order produced, which she compared w", the tissue-paper notice received from the Llandu no booking-office. She thought that the pi-isolle, was the man, but she was not certain. The mj* J on Mr Smith asking him to sign, demurred, eventually began to sign Thos Wil," at W'h1^ point he threw down the pen, and ran out.-—* Edward Davies \50), said that last Angust he wa stationed at Llandudno. and about 6 a. m- oil August 8th he visited the booking-office, sV'ieiJi he found the door open and the skylight bro' Outside the door, there was a mark near the 'j' and this corresponded with the chisel produ^e^( which he found inside the booking-offi je. An^1 of the three chisels produced, was on the barn and the third was inside the office. The ch's were marked" T. Barker." Inside the bookln office one drawer had the front knocked out, a^ other drawers had been forcibly opened-^ Superintendent H. Davies Williams said *kata,e November 9th he obtained a warrant f°r prisoner's apprehension, and on November executed that warrant at Porth (Glainorgansh'f where the prisoner was in the hands of the p°"I The prisoner denied the charge of felonious and, in answer to the further charge of rece'vl the Postal Order knowing it to be stolen, J* presenting it at Llandudno sub-post-oft1" expressed doubt whether anyone could swear t he was the man presenting it.—The prisoner, file reserved his defence, was committed to Quarter Sessions. The Carnarvon and Chester Chrysanthemum Shows. .111 The iuaug-ural meeting- of the ^ariiapiv!i Chrysanthemum Society, of which the Sheriff of Carnarvonshire (Hon. F. G. Wy111^ e President, was held, on November 15th* Victoria Drill Hall Carnarvon, and attt"3-c eighty-six entries, exhibits coming from as & Criccieth and Conway. Of the entries fro^ Bodlondeb conservatories at Conway, the one which failed to get a prize secured honoura^ mention. The following are the local pr' awards -.—Class 13, twenty-four Cut Bloom- be composed of twelve incurves and t^ Japanese, all distinct varieties 3, Albert Bodlondeb, Conway (R. W. Nicholson, g'ar4'3,f:(iCt Class 15, nine Cut Blooms, incurved, all d's varieties 2, A. Wood. Class 16, Blooms, incurved, distinct varieties 1, A. ^t Class 17, eighteen Cut Blooms (Japane"e), tball less than twelve distinct varieties, or more two blooms of any variety 3, A. Wood..gS: 18, nine Cut Blooms (Japanese), distinct var'e 1, A. Wood. ILI(11 The fifth Annual Fruit and Chrysanths-1' j, Show of the Chester Paxton Society, rtl1 embraces Cheshire and a large district of 1 0 011 Wales, was held, at the Chester Town I-Ll Coll,, November 20th and 21st. Tne judging c 3 menced early on Tuesday morning, vV'10fI-iii, magnificent collection of exhibits both in and flower classes, was staged. The nurn exhibits and the number of entries exceed of any previous meeting. Taking into const tion the wet and sunless season, the fruit were really excellent, especially those f''°:I1' North Wales district. Taking the dessert aPKp, first, we find that the first prize went to Mr Pochin, of Bodnant, who is always well to were front, and his exhibits of Ripstone pipp'11? far^ superior to anything in the way of fruit. Cooking-apples formed one of important classes in the exhibition, the comprising popular varieties such as '-od1' Mere de Menage, and Warner's King -auc'1 petition for the 12 dishes of apples excited frolli interest, one of the finest collections coming he Bodnant Hall, Mr H. D. Pochin's residence- ^1* specimen^ of fruit he showed were remarks size, symetry and colour. In the si*eSrf tbe Blomfield, ot Mollington Hall, carried 0 0' chief award with a very fine display. te?ct- Walker, of Colwyn Bay, deservedly rankef} The following are the local awards P' Dessert Abbles-Ripstoiie pippins: 1) the Pochin, Bodnant Hall. Atlysort nc)tO"Oohil. six sorts separately classed 1, H. D. ^oCf_r V' Kitchen Apples—Peasgood's Nonsuch Pochin 3, A. O. Walker, Colwyn Bay- .heW Prince Albert: I, A. O. Walker. Orange: 1, H. D. Pochin. Any sort other f). one of the six sorts separately classed 3, t. Pochin. -Collection six dishes dessert apples A' H. D. Pochin. Six dishes kitchen afiples,' Z, ø. O. Walker. Twelve dishes kitchen appleS' D. Pochin.—At the opening ceremony, at f h/ o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, presided the Mayor of Chester (Mr W. H. Churton)> was a large attendance, and among those Pr on the platform was Mr A. O. Walker- ;n Show was opened by the Hon. Mrs A. Law the absence of the Duke of Westminster.^ Captain the Hon. A. Lawley, in acknovvledg vote of thanks, said that the Duke was det in London with incidental arrangements daughter's wedding. There was also i'11 .j the London School Board election, and oti. very grave issues depending upon ti, tto were decided, His Grace would not re Eaton,
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CONGO METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATORY, COLWYN BAY- Week ending Nov. 17th, 1894. Mean Temperature for the week.. ,,57'41 Total Hours of Sunshine 20 hrs. 5 min Maximum Temperature „ g8'6 Total Rainfall I-I8 in. Minimum Temperature 46*9 | Mean Maximum Minimum Daily Humidity. Sunshine. Rainfall. Temper- Temper- Temper- Per Inches. Wind, ature. ature. ature. Cent. H. M. Sunday. si-4 4"'° 4^'o 71 20 S.W. Monday. 5°'0 41'0 45'5 87 3 20 '15 S. Tuesday. 51*1 43^4 47'3 68 3 10 '84 W. Wednesday. 49 "8 43'9 46'8 67 '03 W. Thursday.. 49'9 38*6 44'2 73 3 o '16 W. Friday, 55'4 41-5 49'4 81 5 3° W. Saturday 57'4 41-9 49'7 69 3 35 S. 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. D' r of Fiinnel, 5 inches. Diameter of Funnel, 5 inches. Height) Above ground, 1 foot, of Top ) Above Sea Level, 125 feet. Readings taken at 9 a.m., daily. Month. Date. Depth. Remarks. Inches. November ..1 14 15 0-10 „ 'I 16 0'05 '7 18 ,1 19 0'03 n. 20 0.15 Total for week 0-35 THOS. HUTCHINGS. THE COWLYD WATER SCHEME. The formal inauguration of the Colwyn Bay branch of the Cowlyd Water Scheme, which it was hoped would have been opened on November 21st, by Mr Gladstone, has, consequent upon the ex-Premier's inability to attend, been adjourned indefinitely. BASS & CO. v. LOWE. In the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice, on Friday, November 16th, before Mr Justice Stirling, Mr John Cutler said in the matter of Messrs Bass & Co. v. Lowe which was a motion brought by the plaintiffs to restrain the defendant (who was the proprietress of the Imperial Hotel, Colwyn Bay) for passing off ale as Bass's which was not of their manufacture, he would remind His Lordship that the matter was before him on a previous occasion, and on the defendant giving an undertaking, no order was made except that the costs of the motion be costs of the action. The defendant was now willing to give an undertaking in the terms of the notice of motion, to submit to a perpetual injunction, and to pay the costs. Mr Justice Stirling made an order in this form. THE FORWARD MOVEMENT SERVICES AT COLWYN BAY. The services in connexion with the Calvinistic Methodist Forward Movement conducted by the Rev John Pugh (of South Wales), have been most successful. On some occasions, the congrega- tions were very large, and especially may be mentioned the Wednesday evening (Nov. 14th), when Engedi Chapel was filled to overflowing, and the English Presbyterian Church crowded to the doors, and all this large congregation drawn together by the simple preaching of the Gospel of Christ as it is found in the Scriptures. On the Monday, the Rev John Pugh was assisted by Mr and Mrs Ray, who addressed the congregation. Mrs Ray delivered an eloquent sermon at the Public Hall, on the Friday evening, taking for the subject of her discourse The Heavenly Temple," and rivetted the attention of her large congrega- I _ga tion for upwards of an hour. Undoubtedly, a great amount of good has been done.—Sankey's hymns were sung. GRAND VOLUNTEER BAZAAR AT COLWYN BAY. FIRST DAY. A grand two-day's Bazaar was opened on Wednesday afternoon, November 21st, at the Public Hall, by Mr W. H. Cogswell and Miss Cogswell, in aid of the funds of the N (Colwyn Bay) Company 2nd V.B., R.W.F. The Bazaar was held under the patronage of Col. the Most Hon. The Marquis of Anglesey, Hon. Col. 2nd V.B.R.W.F.; Col. B. G. Davtes-Cooke, V.D., A.D.C., Col. Commandant 2nd V.B.R.W.F. and the Officers of the Battalion. The Marquis of Anglesey, and the Colonel Commandant, were present at the opening. The proceeds of the Bazaar, it may be stated, will be devoted to the funds of the Company generally, and especially towards defraying the cost of a Rifle Range, a Drill Hall, and additional instruments for the Band. Outside, the Public Hall was tastefully decorated with flags, while the interior was arranged in a practical manner for the sale of the usual articles purveyed at these functions. The decorations were most exquisitely unique, and, although the six stalls were decorated with the same colours, namely, red, white, and blue, yet by a curious and clever arrangement, forming a rigma, the six stalls were shaded differently, as will be noted presently:-i, Red ground, white facing inter- wined with blue; 2nd, White ground, red facing, interwined with blue 3, Blue ground, red facing, interwined with white; 4, Red ground, blue facing, interwined with white; 5, White ground, blue facing, interwined with red; 6, Blue ground, white facing, interwined with red thus making 6 stalls, although of the same colours yet diverse above the platform. As a centre-piece for each stall, were disposed a variety of shields and emblems, festooned with flags of various nations, the ceiling of the Hall being one mass of flags, bannerettes, mottoes, etc. Above the entrance, was erected an archway and above the second entrance, a massive representation of Prince of Wales's feathers surrounded with flags. The walls inside were literally covered with mottoes and shields. At the opposite end of the Hall prominently stood forth the Refreshment Stall, dexterously decorated with fans of fixed bayonets, and with stars which shone forth brilliantly when the gas was lighted. On each side of the Refreshment Stall, were elaborately furnished Tea Rooms. On the left side of the entrance, was pitched a tent, bearing the title of Fair Daddy's Villa, furnished exactly as when the Company was in camp this ably displayed the neatness with which the N Com- pany's tents were decorated and made comfortable, and, after having paid this tent a visit, we are not surprised that the N Company carries off the prize for neatness. The whole equipment of the tent was identical with that used in camp life. Behind the tent was a Shooting Gallery, and to the right was a large marquee of curious weapons- of-warfare, etc., etc., too numerous to mention in detail, but well worthy a deliberate inspection. Overhead, the whole space was covered with streamers, placed at various angles across the Hall. A most striking portrait of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, arrested the parti- cular attention of visitors as they entered the room. The colouring of the decorations (and particularly the bunting), and the Volunteers' uniforms, made up an ever-changing picture which appeared especially resplendent as it burst in all magnificence upon the sight of those entering the Hall for the first time. All the decorations were efficiently carried out under the management of Mr Robert Leach (assisted by Mr Ed. Chaplin), who as, on all previous occasions gave every satisfaction. In the centre room, was a banquet- table so dexterously arranged as to form an encampment ground, with bell tents, miniature Volunteers, pyramids, etc., cleverly executed by Mr and Mrs Riley,—a prize-winner, by the way, in the caterer's art, and brilliantly set out with a variety of flowers. The Shooting Gallery was ) presided over by Color-Sergeant J. Burwell and Corporal Clarke and the Bran Tub, by Master George Morris. The ladies presiding at the Stalls, were as follow :—Rank-and-File No. i Stall Mrs Morris, Heather View; Miss Williams, Audley House, Abergele Road. Ditto No. 2 Mrs Leach, Cranemore Mrs A. Hughes, Monton Villa Miss Leach, Holly Grove. The Non- Commissioned Officers' Stall No. i Miss Webb, Sefton House Miss Clarke, Morden and Miss Ada Thomas, Kensington House. Ditto No. 2 Miss C. Allen, Staffordshire House and Misses Burwell, Abbey Grove. Officers' Stall No. i Mrs Bostock and Miss Bostock, 1, Plas Euryn; Mrs Haworth, Walshaw; Mrs Hopwood, Erskine House. Ditto No. 2 Mrs Eden, Lletty'r Dryw, Colwyn Mrs Sevvell, Plas Isa Miss Evans and Miss Barlow. Refreshment Stall Mrs Stubbs Mrs Roberts, Vicarage; Miss Rowley, Strathallen; Miss Coultate, 5, Grove Park Miss Wood Miss C. F. King; Miss McClinton; Miss M. Grant. The Curiosity Tent was supervised by Captain Segar and Private J. Evans. On the platform, at the back of the drop-scene, was a capitally- arranged Bijou Theatre, wherein entertainments of various descriptions were held, including limelight views manipulated byMrC. W. Chaplin, Lieutenant Montague Venables-Williams giving the lecture. Inside the Hall, just by the door, a guard-of- honour, under Colour-Sergeant Burwell stood ready to receive the distinguished visitors already named. Shortly before half-past two, the time announced for the formal opening, Hon Colonel the Marquis of Anglesey, and Colonel Davies-Cooke, preceded by Captain Stubbs and followed by Lieutenants M. Venables-Williams and F. A. Dew, and Surgeon Lieutenant Fraser, entered the Hall, and the guard-of. honour, at the word of command from Colour-Sergeant Burwell, instantly presented arms in capital style, the Marquis and Colonel Davies-Cooke acknowledging the salute. Following these gentlemen, came Mr and Miss Cogswell, who were shortly after introduced to His Lordship and to Col. Davies-Cooke. The spectators, of whom a considerable number had by this time assembled, now drew near the group formed by the principals, and among them were noticed the Rev W. Venables-Williams, M.A., J.P., and Mrs Williams the Rev Canon Hugh Roberts; the Rev W. Davies, Llangwstenin; the Rev W. Hughes, F. R.G.S., Congo Training Institute the Rev J. Edwards; and the Rev H. T. Cousins, F.R.G.S. After a short pause, Captain Stubbs said,—My Lord Marquis, Colonel Cooke, Officers and men, and also friends of the "N" Company, I am very glad of your kind attendance here to-day in such pleasing numbers, and also for the interest you have shown in the Company. Proceeding, Captain Stubbs said that the object of the Bazaar was to raise funds to pay for several things the Company wanted, the principal being a Rifle Range. At present they were under under the necessity of travelling to a distant Range at Conway. Then there was the question of a Drill Hall where the men could assemble at any time. He felt that he ought to thank the ladies, for the kind interest they had taken in that enterprise; and also the tradesmen of the town, for the generous support they had given on every occasion. There were 97 efficients in the "N" Company. [Applause.] That was the number of the efficients in the first year, and it had been maintained throughout the three years of their existence. When they had a Rifle Range and a Drill Hall, he thought that he should have the satisfaction of returnieg double 97 to Colonel Cooke as efficients, and they would find themselves in very flourishing circumstances. [Applause]. They were very much honoured that day by having amongst them not only their Honor- ary Colonel, the Marquis of Anglesey [Applause], but their worthy Colonel Commandant, Colonel Davies-Cooke, who had recently been the recipient of a very distinguished honour at the hand of Her Majesty the Queen, having been appointed an Aide de Camp. [Cheers]. They in Volunteer force, knew how well Colonel Cooke had deserved that honour [Hear, hear], and they were all glad that he had got it. [Applause]. Captain Stubbs concluded by calling upon Mr W. H. Cogswell to say a few words. Mr Cogswell, who was received with applause, said that it was a great pleasure to him to be there, and he was extremely glad to be able to respond to the invitation of Col. Cooke, Captain Stubbs, and his brother-Officers of the Volunteer Corps. He was only too delighted to serve their interests at any time, and in every way he could (Applause). As an old Volunteer who had served his time periodically in India, he could appreciate all the Volunteers wanted and stood in need of, and perhaps he was not quite altogether unqualified to speak on the subject. He would like to place before them a few figures not available to everybody, and which would, he thought, some- what startle some even of those who knew something about Army matters. He found that the Regular Forces numbered 144,592 men Reserves, 80,000; Militia, 140308 Yeomanry, 11,790; while the Volunteers numbered 262,759. [Loud applause]. The total of all branches, including the Regular Horse, on the Indian establishment, was 712,507, of whom 65,631 were classed as Effective. The Effective Services cost the Government ^16,118,351 the cost of the Volunteers, was £ 785,300. The latter figure of course included the pay of Adjutants, Sergeant- Instructors, etc. The Non-Effective Services cost the Government £ 3,837,000, making a total of £ 20,740,651. Those were rather startling figures, and, if the Government showed such a deep interest in the Volunteer movement as to incur such a great outlay upon them, surely it was very little to ask the friends to support the movement in every way they could. [Hear, hear]. They were a very deserving body [Hear, hear], and, he need not say that, had the Volunteers not been in existence, the taxation of the country would of necessity have been on a much larger scale than it was at present, and they ought to be supported in every possible way. Those people who em- ployed Volunteers, should be called upon to make every concession they could, in order that the men might lie able to attend their drills. [Col. Cooke: Hear, hear.] And not only that, if they made a further concession of six days in the year, to enable the men to go to camps-of-exercise, it would be a very good thing [Hear, hear], and he thought that, if the matter was properly put before the people, they would do it. If that were done, he was sure that there would be a greater body of competent men than at present. [Applause]. After what Captain Stubbs had already said, it was clear that the special Company they were supporting that day was an exceedingly good one. [Applause]. He hoped that everything on the Stalls would sell well and rapidly, and that the exchequer of the N Company would be replenished to a very considerable extent. He would now call on Miss Cogswell to declare the Bazaar open. [Applause]. Miss Cogswell at once rose, and said,—Ladies and gentlemen, with much pleasure I declare the Bazaar open, and heartily wish it every success. [Applause]. The Marquis of Anglesey then rose, and said, Ladies and gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to be present at your Bazaar to-day, and I must ask you to join with me in giving a vote of thanks to Mr Cogswell, for his speech and to Miss Cogswell, for opening the Bazaar. I wish it every success, and I hope it will be a benefit to the "N Company of the Royal Welsh Fnsiliers. [Applause]. Colonel Davies-Cooke then said,—Mr Cogswell, Miss Cogswell, Ladies and Gentlemen, and brother-Volunteers, I have very great pleasure in seconding the vote of thanks just moved by our Honorary Colonel, the Marquis of Anglesey. I should like to supplement, in a small degree, the remarks made by Mr Cogswell. He has told us some of the advantages arising from the existence of a Volunteer Force in our midst, but there is one little point which he ommitted to mention, and I will just take the liberty of calling attention to it. It is this; if it were not for the Volunteers, you-the country-would have that horrible incubus, the conscription, imposed upon you. Every foreign nation takes the very flower of its manhood, every man capable of bearing arms, to form its army, but Englishmen, thanks to the Volunteer Force, are spared that, and every man is able to select for himself his path in life. [Applause]. He cau either become a soldier, or remain a private citizen. That is a great ad- vantage, and one which no other country in Europe shares. [Applause]. I would also like to say that I have watched the progress of this Company since it first started, and it has been that of steady, progressive efficiency, and I don't know that there is a more promising Company in the Regiment. [Loud applause]. I never say which is the best Company, but I can say this of the "N" Company, it is a credit to the Battalion. [Cheers]. As to the general efficiency of the Regiment, I can tell you that I have only this morning sent off the returns, which show that the total strength of the 13 Companys is 1310, 1313 being the maximum allowed. [Applause]. Of these, I am proud to say that no less than 1300 are efficient. [Cheers]. That is a record which I will not say cannot be beaten, but it is a record of which I am proud [Cheers], and I am sure every man, Welshman or Englishman, will be proud of it too. [Applause]. I should also like to express my thanks to those employers of labour Mr Cogswell has alluded-to, and asked to give their men time to go to camp, for the kindness they have hitherto shown us, and to express the hope thot that kindness will be extended to us in future years. [Applause and cries of Hear, hear."] If it were not for our citizen friends and countrymen, and countrywomen too (for we owe much to the ladies), I am sure the Volunteer force would be at a discount; but we are supported, not only by the strength of the country, but by the women of the whole community. [Loud applause]. I don't know that I need say any more, but perhaps I ought not to allow the opportunity to pass without thanking Captain Stubbs for the kindly way in which he alluded to the very great and distinguished honour which it has pleased Her Gracious Majesty the Queen to bestow upon me. [Cheers]. This is the first op- portunity I have had of saying anything on the subject in public, and I can only say that it was wholly unexpected on my part, and therefore doubly gratifying. [Applause]. It is the highest honour a Volunteer Officer can look for, and it is a pleasure to me to think that it is an honour to the Regiment I have the pleasure to command. [Cheers]. I beg to second the vote of thanks to Mr Cogswell and Miss Cogswell, for heing here to-day andopening the Bazaar. [Loud cheers]. The sales were then proceeded with, the Band of the Regiment playing selections at the entrance during the afternoon, when there were a large number of purchasers present, busily engaged trying their utmost to clear the stalls of the useful articles with which they were laden. And, until the end of the first day's sale, business was brisk. The first day's takings totalled £57 4s 7d. MR GLADSTONE AND THE CONGO TRAINING INSTITUTE AT COLWYN BAY. During Mr Gladstone's recent visit to Coiwyn Bay, the Rev William Hughes, F. R.G.S., Principal of the Congo Training Institute for African Child- ren, wrote asking him to visit the Institute. One of the inmates of the Institute, is a boy named Kwesi, a protdgd of the late Lord Coleridge. This boy had written two letters when in Accra, one to the late Lord Chief Justice and one to Mr Glad- stone. He posted the former, but had not money to pay for the postage of Mr Gladstone's letter. Lord Coleridge, however, received the boy's letter, and placed him in the Institute. Mr Hughes informed Mr Gladstone of the incident, and the boy Kwesi called on the aged statesman, who was unable to see him owing to the pressure of business. After Mr Gladstone's return to Haw- arden, Mrs Gladstone wrote to Mr Hughes ex- pressing the regret of Mr Gladstone and herself that time did not allow of their visiting the Insti- tute when in Colwyn Bay. Mr Gladstone also wrote to Mr Hughes, enclosing a list of books which he wished to present to the Institute, and asking Mr Hughes whether lie would accept them, Mr Hughes, of course, said that he would, and the books were sent.
THECARNARVONSHIRE CONGREGATIONAL UNION. —The Church Aid Society of the Carnarvonshire Congregational Union, out of their income of Lgg is 6d, have made a number of grants to weak Churches, and among these is a Lio grant to Penrhynside. MR FFRANGCON DAVIES.-It is announced that Mr Ffrangcon Davies is one of the artistes en- gaged to appear at the Liverpool Musical Society's grand miscellaneous concert in St George's Hall, Liverpool, on Thursday November 29th. PROPOSED TRAMWAY AT DEGANWY.—The Liver- pool Daily Post says,— Surveys have been made of the road from Llandudno to Deganwy with a view to the construction of a tramway connecting the two places. Deganwy is growing so quickly in favour with the public as a quiet seaside resort that such a tramway is felt to be a necessity, and would undoubtedly be a convenience." THE TABERNACL LITERARY SOCIETY.—On Mon- day evening, November 19th, at the Tabernacl Literary Society's meeting, at the Welsh Wes- leyan Schoolroom, the Vice-President (Alderman Hugh Hughes), after a spirited discussion, gave his casting-vote as chairman in favour of Local Option as against the Gothenburg System, cham- pioned respectively by Messrs Robert Jones (Berry Street) and J. R. Jones (Union). A TRIPLE BIRTH ON BOARD A YACHT.—On Monday, November 19th, Mrs Burton, wife of Mr Burton, of the Fryars, near Beaumaris, was safely delivered of three children on board Mr Burton's yacht Bronwen, now lying in Conway Harbour. Councillor Dr R. Arthur-Prichard (Mayor of Conway), attended the patient, who, with the children, is progressing favourably. A Boy's FATAL FALL INTO THE FIRE. -On Wed- nesday afternoon, November 21st, Mr L. R. Thomas, Deputy Coroner for Carnarvonshire, held an inquest, at Roe-Wen, on the body of John Robert Hughes, aged two years and six months, the son of a laborer, living at Pistyll-du, Roe-wen. —It appeared that the deceased, during his mother's absence, fell into the fire, and sustained injuries which a week later, on November 19th, ended in a fatal fit of convulsions.—The jury returned a verdict of Accidental Death." YOUNG MEN'S GUILD.—The second meeting in connexion with this newly-formed Guild of Churchmen, was held on Monday, November 19th, when the Vicar presided, and Mr David Roberts read a paper on Thrift." A lively discussion followed, and, on the motion of the Rev J. Harries, seconded by Mr Kaye, a very hearty vote of thanks was accorded the Reader for his excellent and helpful paper. The next meet- ing will be held on Monday, December 3rd, when Mr Hughes, Rochester House, Llandudno, will give a Limelight Lecture on a "Trip round the Mediteranean, for the benefit of the Schools. Members will be admitted free. ST. AGNES' GuILD.-The members of the St Agnes Guild have decided to work this winter for the Church Bazaar to be held next summer. They meet every Wednesday afternoon, at three o'clock, at the Parish Room. Every Tuesday evening, a meeting will he held at the Boys' School, especially for those who cannot attend on Wednesday afternoons. The first of the series was held last Tuesday, November 20th, when a large number were present, and work was com- menced in earnest. Miss Lee, Mrs H. Lewis, and Mrs T. Hughes, superintended the work, while the following programme (kindly arranged by Miss Farrington) gave the greatest satisfac- tion:—Pianoforte solo, Miss Krause song. Miss Baker; recitation, Miss A. Morant; duett (violin and pianoforte), Miss J. Owen and Miss Gwen Lewis; reading; pianoforte solo, Miss Young- man; duett, Misses Farrington song, Mrs T. H. Hughes; duett, the Misses Lee; song, Miss Krause; pianoforte solo, Miss Farrington. A very pleasant evening was spent, and all who wish to work for the Bazaar, are invited to attend next Tuesday, when Miss Lee has kindly prom- ised to supply a programme. BENEFIT CONCERT FOR MR THOMAS PARRY.— The Welsh Wesleyans have decided, with the co- operation of other friends, to hold a benefit- concert at the Market Hall, on Wednesday, December 12th, in aid of Mr Thomas Parry (Berry Street), who has been laid up for a long period. The Tabernacl United Choir (Con- ductor, Mr T. W. Hughes), and Tne Kymric Singers" (Conductor, Mr Hughes, Stanley Build- ings), will take part. The programme will include vocal and instrumental music by talented artistes, also amusing character-sketches under the control of Mr Thomas (Manchester House), and The Trial of Dick Shon Dafvdd." Tne Secretaries (on behalf of the Entertainment Committee) earn- estly appeal for the support of all. Subscriptions will be received by Mr T. W. Hughes (Hyfrydle) and Mr Joseph H. Jones (Stanley Buildings), Secretaries. THE REV GRIMALDI DAVIES ON DISESTABLISH- MENT.-Accorditi,- to The Manchester Guardian, the Rev D. Grimaldi Davies, Vicar of Welshpool, in addressing a meeting on Monday on the Welsh Disestablishment Bill, said that the principle of Disestablishment involved religion being severed from the State, and then the State would allow its subjects to go to Heaven, or another place, just as they pleased. Prisons and Workhouses would be left without Chaplains, and he supposed that even Regimental Bands would not be allowed to play God Save the Queen." The Bill would deprive every man, woman, and child of the right to use the Parish Church, and Bishops, Deacons, and Archdeacons would be excluded from convocation, and the Welsh Cathedrals would be monuments of political robbery and religious jealousy.—A res )lution protesting against the Bill was passed, with one dissentient, and it was decided to send copies of it to the County and Borough Members. MAYOR'S SUNDAY AT CONWAY. On Sunday, November 18th, the Mayor (Councillor Dr R. Arthur-Prichard, J.P., C.C.), and the Corporation of Conway attended in state the Morning Service at St Mary and All S lints' Parochial Church. By invitation there assembled at the Guild Hall, at eleven o'clock to meet the Mayor and members of the Town Council, and the Corporate Officials, the County Magistracy, the Royal Cambrian Academy, leading property- owners resident in the neighbourhood, and the local Lodges of Foresters and Oddfellows. In the adjacent roadway were drawn-up the L Company 2nd V.B. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Capt. A. T. A. Sarson in command and a detachment of Carnarvonshire Constabulary, under Supt. H. Davies Williams and Sergeant Rees (Llandudno). Meanwhile, the L Company's Band, under Band- master Mairs, was playing Mount of Oiives," which as well as The Church Parade March played whilst proceeding up Castle-street towards the Guild Hall, was rendered by them for the first time in public in Conway that day. The procession, which was marshalled by Supt. Williams, went down Castle-street, and through the eastern gate of the Churchyard, to the Church, which was crowded to overflowing, many intending worshippers not being able to tind room. The Rev J. Harries, Curate of Conway, officiated, and the Vicar (Rev J. P. Lew is), who read the Lessons, preached an appropriate sermon from Psalm xcv. 5-7. The Organist (Mr Allan) had charge of the musical arrangements, which included Jackson's Te Deum." The concluding hymn, during the collection in aid of the District Nurses' Fund, was Onward, Christian Soldiers," the" Hallel ujah Chorus being played as the recessional voluntary. After service, the procession reformed, and went-by way of Church-street, High Street, and Castle-street,—to the Guild Hall, whence the Volunteers afterwards marched to the Armoury, where they dismissed. The order of procession was:—The Band, followed, successively by the L Company and the Carnarvonshire Constabulary The Mayor (in his scarlet robe, and wearing his gold chain-of-office), supported by the Chairman of the Conway County Magistracy (Mr Henry Kneeshaw); Town-Councillors Humphrey Lewis, J. W. Tosdevine, Hugh Jones, Edward Roberts, A. W. Jones, and Owen Jones, together with the magistrates and leading landowners the Magis- trates Clerk (Mr James Porter), and several Cor- porate Officials namely, the Town-Clerk (Mr T. E. Parry), the Borough Surveyor (Mr T. B. Farrington, C.E.), the Borough Treasurer (Mr Rowlands, National Provincial Bank), and the Harbour-Master (Mr Evan Evans); the Royal
Cambrian Academy, represented by the President (Mr H. Clarence Whaite), the Curator (Mr J. R. Furness), and local members the local Lodges of the Ancient Order of Foresters and of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, in their Regalia the general public. All along the route, the Mayor was respectfully saluted by the spectators lining the streets. Subsequently, at the Aberconwy Temperance Hotel, the Volunteers (many of whom had come over from Llandudno) were entertained to lunch by the Mayor, who holds Her Majesty's Com- mission as Surjeon-Major in the Flintshire and Carnarvonshire Rifle Volunteers. Captain Sarson presided, and Lieutenant A. W. Jones occupied the vice-chair, Surgeon-Lieutenant T. Kenrick- Davies being the only other Officer present until the arrival of the Mayor, who came to briefly thank the L Company for having acted as the guard-of-honour that morning. Afterwards, the Mayor proceeded to another room, where ten Police-Constables, under the presidency of Supt. H. D. Williams and the vice-presidency of Ser- geant Rees, had been also entertained to lunch by His Worship. The Mayor thanked Supt. Williams personally and also all the men, for doing him honour by attending that day. He congratulated Supt. Williams upon the smart appearance of his men, who for smartness and discipline could well be brought into competition with any constabulary force in Britain. He thanked Supt. Williams for so excellently mar- shalling the procession, the stateliness and fine appearance of which had been much added-to by the presence of the detachment of Carnarvonshire Constabulary.—In reply, Supt. Williams said that he felt it a great honour to have been in command of the police the first time they had been invited, under the new Charter of Conway, to join the pro- cession of the Mayor, the Chief Magistrate of the Borough, and, in right of the Mayoralty, Constable of its ancient Castle. He thanked him also, on behalf of all the police present, for his thoughtful- ness in entertaining them to so excellent a dinner as had been catered by Mrs Jones. The offertory in Church, totalled £8 11s 2d. Apologies for inability to take part in the Mayor's procession, were received from, amongst others, the Hon. H. Lloyd Mostyn, J. P. Councillor C. J. Wallace, M.A. and Councillor Charles Drover. FOOTBALL. CONWAY ATHLETIC RESERVES V. CONWAY CELTS. -This match was played, on Saturday, November 17th, in propitious weather, although the ground was rather wet after the previous week's rain. The Reserves were in good form, notably the goal-keeper (Cope Jones) and the two backs (H. Hughes and James Jones), and the first goal was scored, by James Jones, with a clever and artful run from the back, and the Celts pressed very hard. Half-Time result Conway Athletic Re- serves, i goal Conway Celts, nil. After a very smart run by J. T. Parry, a second goal was scored for the Reserves, and soon afterwards, with a sharp run and a good Ion4- kick from the left, Sinclair Allen scored the first goal for the Celts. This was followed by another run by James Jones, resulting in a third goal for the Reserves, a fourth goal being scored by John Edwards. Final Result: Conway Athletic Reserves, 4 goals Conway Celts, 1 goal. The following composed the respective teams :— Conway Athletic Reserz,es.-Goal, Cope Jones backs, H. Hughes, and J. Jones half-backs, R. Walker, J. Hughes, R. E. Williams forwards, R. J. Jones, Edward Jones, J. T. Parry, Edward Williams, and J. Edwards. Conway Celts.-Goal, W. Parry backs, J. Parr and E. Williams half-backs, \V. Edwards, S. Wrench, and P. Wrench Forwards, Leopold Allen, Sinclair Allen, J. Owen, Hugh Davies, and Shem Jones. THE PARO ESTATE RENT AUDIT. On Saturday afternoon, November 17th, Mr Ephraim Wood of Pabo, held the Pabo Estate Rent Audit, at Pabo Hall, Llangwstenin, and afterwards presided at the customary annual din- ner to the tenantry. After the dinner (excellent, capitally cooked, and plenty of it) had at last received ample justice from the hearty appetites of the fine body of tenants assembled, and after the loyal toast had been fervently received, the chairman, addressing the tenantry, said that he hoped that all would enjoy themselves. Mrs Wood and the speaker admired them all as tenants, and would be glad to do whatever they could to enhance their prosperity. Although prices had fallen, locally there had been a good harvest, and it was hoped that prices would go up to a more remunerative level. Miss Gladys Wood, the little heiress of the Pabo Estate, who is possessed of beauty and intelligence far more than ordinary for a child who has seen but five summers, then came in and greatly delighted the tenants (with whom she is a great favourite) by welcoming them in a Welsh sentence, pronounced with the genuine accent of a native the chairman saying that he and Mrs Wood (who was now also present) wished their daughter to learn the Welsh language the language of her native land (Loud applause). The chairman then made a statement concerning the proposed railway alterations in the locality. The Londonand North-Western Railway Company, the Company having the largest capital had the key to Wales, and there was reason to believe that they contemplated alterations conducive to the comfort of the travelling public. He believed that the passenger and goods junction station for the Llandudno and Bettwsycoed Branches, would be at Sarn Mynach bridge, Pensarn, close to the Pabo Estate, whose tenants would be spared much cartage. With regard to the present Llandudno Junction station, he did not know yet whether it would be closed or kept open for certain trai ls. However his experience had been that whatever the Directors of the North-Western did, they did well. The chairman then apologised for the absence of the Rector of Llangwstenin (Rev W. Davies), who much regretted that he was unable to be present because of two funerals. The toast of Long life and happiness to Mr and Mrs Wood and the heiress," proposed by Mr Hughes, seconded by Mr Williams, and enthusiastically received, was responded to by Mr Wood and Miss Wood. Mr Wood then left the chair, to which those present unanimously voted Mr Edward Wynne (who was warmly congratulated upon his complete recovery from the serious illness which kept him at home a twelvemonth previous). The proceed- ings included speeches and songs (to which Miss Wood came to listen with manifest relish, especially for the Irish songs by Mr Henry Harris), and as a wind-up "Hen wlad fy nhadau was sung unitedly, with heartfelt fervour and grand effect. CONWAY LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY. At the Conway Literary and Debating Society's meeting, at the Guild Hall, on Tuesday evening, November 20th, the announcement by the Presi- dent (Mr T. B. Farrington, C.E.) that he had obtained the promise of a lecture that day fort- night, by Mr John Humphreys (Liverpool Daily Post representative, Bangor), was received with gratification, the lecture being entitled Fairy Tales of Science The Birth of the Moon." Pursuant to notice, Mr J. W. Post moved That the Conway Literary and Debating Society pro- test to the Chairman of the London and North- Western Railway Company against the action of that Company or its officials in discharging work- men in their employ on account of their alleged inability to speak English, on the grounds that it is unjust to such workmen, and un-English, and that this resolution be forwarded to Lord Stal- bridge." The motion, seconded by Mr J. P. Griffiths, was carried unanimously. Mr John Williams (Lancaster Square) then read an essay upon the question Is civilisation con- ducive to happiness ? This question he answered unhesitatingly in the affirmative. Mr J. R. Furness read an essay upon the same question but taking the negative side. Discussion ensued, the subsequent speakers being as follow :-Affirmative, Mr J. P. Griffiths Negative, Messrs R. Robinson and A. Petch (Senior Hon. Sec.); Neutral, Messrs W. Smith and Turner. After Mr John Williams had replied, a division was taken, and the question was declared to be 'ty answered affirmatively by 9 votes to 7, a najoritY of 2. f Next Tuesday evening, November 27th, Mr J* W. Post will read an essay upon Georg Stephenson," and discussion will follow.