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Correspondence. [In no case are we responsible for the opinions expressed in this column.] To the Editor of the WEEKLY NEWS. CONWAY SCHOOL BOARD. SIR,-I shall be obliged if you will kindly allow me a little space in your paper, to briefly answer a letter by "Iorwerth under the above heading, which appeared in your last issue. I do not think that Canon Rees would feel in the least flattered to be told that he is the "deus ex machina" of the Conway Anti-School Board agitation, for it is entirely due to his own exertions that it was a skeleton (and not a real) Board that was formed. The smartest piece of business that Canon Rees did, during the twenty-five years he was Vicar of Conway, was to clear off a mortgage of £ 1200 on the Boys' Schoolroom in ten months, and thus prevent a real Board being formed. It is not to be wondered at, that the Canon manifests such keen interest in this agitation, and I do not believe that he has any desire to disguise it. "Iorwerth" calls this agitation a "palhy pother" and "a very forced and artificially stimulated business." I believe that the ratepayers of Conway have now learnt that, should they decide in favour of a Board School at the next School Board election (which will probably take place next March) the Board will have no more control over the present School buildings than they would have over the Vicarage. They are the property of the Church,—vested in the names of the Vicar of Conway and the Bishop of the Diocese for the time being. What cost would new buildings in a place like Conway, where land is scarce and dear, entail ? A very low estimate would be L5000- We are told that the present Boys' Schoolroom (apart from furnishing) cost Mr Albert Wood .,C, isoo. Is that a paltry pother? But this would only be a fraction of the cost. Without a word of exaggeration, the "extra burden on the rates" would be about 1/6 in the I have no doubt some innocent ratepayer will exclaim that Alderman Hugh Hughes has said that the rate would not be more than 2d or 21-d in the jQ." 2 But I don't expect the redoubtable Alderman will repeat that statement now. [I call Mr Hughes redoubtable in all sincerity, although I do not share his views, still I cannot help admiring his pluck, for he has recently proved himself more than equal to all the Conservatives put together on the Town Council.] "Iorwerth" goes on to say :-Look how hard the Church people are fighting against the School Board Why ? Because the establishment of a School Board means the loss of one of their most patent means of recruiting the Church and Tory Party in the Borough. I wish it was all true. But let me ask any fair- minded person in Conway, How many children have joined the Church through the influence of the Church Schools ?" I answer, unhesitatingly, "Not one." And, moreover, is not the "Conscience Clause there for them to avail themselves of it. There is no doubt whatever, that, if the money which Churchpeople subscribe towards the maintenance of Church Schools in Conway and elsewhere, were devoted to making the Church Services more perfect and more attractive, this method would prove far more effective in bringing people to Church than National Schools. If this were the case, it would be a selfish system, but, as things are at present, a higher principle is involved. The Church Schools are the only guarantee we have, that a child is being taught religion. The child is taught to reverence God, and to respect his betters, and not to sneer at religion. The Conway people are not "less inteligent" nor less alive to the interests of their children. They are anxious that their children should lead godly and pious lives. They are also conscious that there are no better conducted and more efficient Schools in North Wales than the Conway Sc,hools. What was H.M.I.'s report last year? Something to this effect, better if possible than ever." The people have no fault to find with the teaching in the National Schools, but they would soon stare at unsectarian teaching. The writer goes on to ask What has Canon Rees to do with it?" namely the Church School. He an- swers by saying that Canon Rees doesn't like the idea of sharing the loaves and fishes, etc. What a contemptuous idea Where, pray, do the loaves come from. Again, he repeats the question, and the best answer I can give him, is, "put that question t ) yourself." Why, he asks, does not Canon Rees seek for a seat on the Council ? Here is an instance of Iorwerth's knowledge. He is unwittingly exhibiting his ignorance, for he ought to know that a clergyman is prevented from seeking a seat on a Town Council. Hence, perhaps, the reason that Canon Rees is not a member of the Conway Town Council, and perhaps intet alia" Mayor of the Borough. There is one more point I wish to touch upon in Iorwerth's' letter, where he refers to the voice of the people.' He knows (or, at least, he ought to know perfectly well) that the majority on the Council, when they passed a resolution for the establishment of a School Board, did not represent the voice of the ratepayers. The School question had hardly been referred-to since the Jubilee Year, in the addresses of Candidates seeking the suffrage of the people, so that that majority could not claim to be representing the ratepayers. And, if it did, why did not they, like men, resign their seats when they were challenged, and appeal to the ratepayers. They knew too well what would be their fate, and, ever since, they have received notice to quit,—though the process is slow, it is a sure one,—and the result at present is, there are only three of them left; one only was elected last November, and that was, if you like, by a fluke' owing to a fifth candidate coming out on the Conservative side, and thus wasting about 100 votes. You ratepayers of the Borough of Conway, do not be led away by such flimsy arguments as those of Iorwerth. You will find, on careful examination, that the stuff he wants you to pur- chase, is not 'flannel' but 'flail tielette. Apologising for taking up so much of your space, I am, yours truly, Vox POPULI. Dec. 24th, 1894.
The 2nd V.B.R.W.F. Speaking at Mold, on December 19th, Colonel B. G. Davies-Cooke, V.D., A.D.C., Commandant 2nd Volunteer Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, said that the full strength permitted was 1313. They now numbered 1310, and of those no fewer than 1300 were efficient,-a very good record indeed, considering the widely scattered area ot this Battalion, a distance of 106 miles. They had 10 men inefficient in the whole of the Battalion, and that was caused through ill-health. The figure-of-merit for shooting, although not so per- fect as he would like, was 11 points better, which was very satisfactory. He had been at 22 Inspections, and every time he saw a marked improvement throughout the Battalion. There had been great progress in this Battalion. It had steadily increased in efficiency the men were better disciplined they were steadier; they attended camp well and altogether better feeling, and comradeship, and esprit de corps prevailed. [Applause.]. There was a great improvement in the class of Officers. Discipline was of course all important. The war between Japan and China shewed how a small country, with perfectly dis- ciplined men, could throw back the hordes of Chinese. [Applause.].
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OLD COLWYN. Parish Church, 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. 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, p.m. Singing Practice, Wednesday night. Clergy Ilevs. 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, THE RHYL BOXING-DAY EISTEDDFOD.At the Boxing-day Eisteddfod at Rhyl, the successful vocalist in the tenor solo competition, the test- piece being "Hoff Wlad fy Ngenedigaeth," was Mr LI. Jones, Old Colwyn. In the brass band competition ("Gems of Cambria") four bands (Llanddulas, Llandudno, Colwyn, and Penrhyn- side) competed, the first prize, six guineas, being awarded to Colwyn. (conductor, Mr E. Jones), and the one-guinea prize for marching being won by Penrhynside (conductor, Mr D. Davies). 1° the duett competition ("Arwyr Cymru Fydd"), the prize was awarded to Messrs Elias Evans and Li. Jones, Old Colwyn. ST CATHERINE'S SUNDAY SCHOOL COMPETITIVE MEETING. The second annual competitive meeting in connexion with St Catherine's Sunday School, was held, at the Assembly Rooms, Colwyn, on Wednesday evening, December 19th, Dr Morris in the chair, and Gwilym Deunant" conducting* the adjudicators being the Rev Canon Roberts, Colwyn Bay; Rev W. Morgan (" Penfro"), Glan Conway; Rev J. Thompson Jones, M.A.; ReV T. H. Vaughan, Rhyl Mr H. R. Parry (" Pen- cerdd Mon") Mrs McPherson and Miss Lloyd. Tan y Coed. The arduous duties of accompanist were ably fulfilled by Miss Nellie Lloyd, Colwyn- The program was rendered as follows piano- forte solo, Miss Lloyd; song, "Y Golomen Wen, Mr Edward Davies, Colwyn; Prize for learning the Lord's Prayer, Alfred Williams, Salisbury and Thomas John Whitley also obtaining prizes For learning the Ten Commandments, Lizzie Conway, Margaret Edwards, and Elizabeth Hutchinson, obtained prizes for the best essay on the "Early Church," Miss Lilly Jones (Eirias Terrace) and Mr W. L. Jones (Henblas Villa, Colwyn), were adjudged equal, and the prize was divided be- tween them; song, Can y Tywysog," Mr John Conway; Prizes in the Scriptural Examinations on the Life of Joseph, were awarded (First prize, divided between Lizzie Conway, Florie Bernard, and Gwladys Sanderson; 2nd, Henrietta Hutchin- son; Enoch Davies and Hugh Owen; the prizes for darning stockings, were awarded to Miss Jennie Williams, Colwyn (1St), and Miss Evely11 Evans, Colwyn (2nd); For knitting stockings (ist) Mrs Williams, 6 Twnan Terrace, and (2nd) Mrs Davies, Elian View The Ebenezer Juvenile Choir under the conductorship of Mr E. Davies, sang a Welsh Chorus, this on being encored, reappeared for translating- from English into Welsh, Mr Robert Jones (Glyn Farm, CoKvyn) obtained the prize three competitors entered for the bass solo "Nazareth," and the prize was awarded to Mr R. Lleweiyn S unuel, (Stamford House, Colwyn Bay), Canon Roberts awarding a second prize to Mr R. T. Whitley, (Elian Ter- race, Colwyn) the prize for the best six stanzas In Memoriam of the late Mr Edward Jones, Boderw," was awarded to Mr Owen Williams ("Owain Maenan "); for the epigraii-i "The Telegraph," the prize was awarded to Mr WIl- liams (Glyn fardd, Mostyn); song, Merch Y Cadben," Mr R. LI. Samuel; C tilot, Roberts gave his adjudication on the essays on "Truthful- ness," and awarded the prize to Mr Owen Wit- liams, Colwyn; in the duett competition, know a bank," the prize was awarded to the Miss Lizzie Anne Price and friend in the quartette competition the St Catherine's Quartette Party were successful; for the best essay on "House and Home Management," the prizes were awarded to Mrs IsaacEvans and Miss Lizzie Ann Price (Col- wyn) respectively in the impromptu speech com- petition, Mr Robert Jones (Glyn Farm) was the prize-winner; adjudication on the "Stanzas In Memorium of the late Vicar (Rev D. Pryce Jones) brought out four competitors, but no one was named as the successful competitor song, John Conway; competition, tenor solo" Arafa don," prize awarded equally to Messrs John Conway and Edward Davies, both of Colwyn- After the usual vote of thanks, the meeting ter- minated with the English National Anthem.
Special Sessions. CONWAY, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19TH. Before Albert Wood, Esq. (chairman) The Mayor of Conway (Councillor Dr R. Arthur- Prichard, C.C.); and Councillor Morris Jones, C.C. ALLEGED THEFT OF BOOTS. A widow named Jane McCarty, a hawker, aged 32, was charged with having feloniously stolen- on December 18th, one pair of boots (value 5s 6d), the property of Miss Jane Davies, HIgh Street.—P.C. Parry (20) proved apprehending the prisoner, whom, on the application of Supt. H. O. Williams, the Bench remanded till n.30 a.m, 011 Friday, December 21st. CONWAY, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21ST.-Before the Mayor of Conway (Councillor Dr R. Arthur- Priehard, C.C,); and Cauncillor Morris Jones, C.C. STEALING A PAIR OF BOOTS. Jane Elizabeth Thomas alias Jane McCarty was brought up in custody on remand, on » charge of stealing, on December 18th one pair 01 boots (value 5s 3d) from the shop of the Misses Davies, High-street, Conway.—Mrs Elizabeth Jones, Birmingham-house, High-street, said tha t about five o'clock in the evening of December 18th, when she was dressing the shop-winder she saw the prisoner enter the Misses DavIes S shop, take something off a nail near the shop- door, and, putting it under her shawl, depart from the shop and up High-street. The witness fal- lowed her, and, overtaking her, told her tba Miss Davies wanted to see her. She refused tcj come back to the Misses Davies's shop, arl s s turning back, ran down High-street and along Castle-street. The witness and Miss Davies. whom the witness called, both followed her" The witness received a pair of boots from a lit*- boy who picked them up.—Miss Mary Davies, boot and shoe-dealer, 3 High-street, Conway, after stating that the previous witness called he.r out of the house, said that she followed the pr'' soner as far as Regent-house, Castle-stree • Overtaking the prisoner there, the witness aske her to come back with her. The prisoner turne round, asked the witness what was the matte' with her (the witness), said that she (the prisoned had not got anything, and struck the witness o« her side. The witness then left her, and the police.—The next witness was Richard Jane.s, who said that he was a schoolboy, and lived 1 Pool-lane, Conway. On Tuesday evening, cember 18th, he was in Castle-street, when saw the prisoner running. Near The Eaglei* he picked up a pair of boots, which he gave Mrs Jones.—P.C. E. W. Parry (20) proved ting the prisoner on the 18th inst., at Berry-str^3 —On being charged the prisoner pleaded £ Guilty," and elected to be tried summarily- Bench, after consulting, convicted the pt-isolleur whom they sentenced to one month's hard labo without the option of a fine.
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