J. M. PORTER, THE ESTATE OFFICE, COLWYN BAY. BUILDING SITES, FOR ALL CLASSES OF PROPERTY TO BE SOLD ON CHIEF OR OTHERWISE. Particulars and plans of several hundred acres comprising all the best land in the neighbourhood. Residences and other Properties for FOR SALE. Houses (furnished and unfurnished) TO LET. Apartments to Let. COLWYN BAY—EDELWEIS, Private Boarding House—The Misses Retemeyer.— £ 2 2s. per Week. 156-52 MOST Comfortable Appartments offered in a pleasant and sheltered situation for Winter months with good attendance found and home comforts. Very moderate terms.T. T. Office of this Paper, Colwyn Bay. 297- A MOST Comfortable Home offered to two respectable Young Men, with or without Board, with use of Bath (hot and cold). Terms very moderate. Apply to C. S. E. Office of this paper, Colwyn Bay. 299- To be Let. TO LET. — Rose Hill, Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay,—3 sittingrooms, 9 bedrooms, W.C., bathroom, kitchen, scullery, pantry, good cellars, garden, &c. Rent £ 50. Apply, Mount Pleasant. 303 To be Sold. OLD NEWSPAPERS. Quantities of 25lbs. and upwards. Weekly News Office, Conway. Money. No JPeess unless Cash is advanced. MONEY ADVANCED PRIVATELY to Tradesmen, Farmers, Lodging-house Keepers, and others, repayable by easy instalments. Call or write, in strict confidence, to GEORGE PAYNE, Accountant, 3, Crescent Rd., Rhyl. Head Office, Manchester. Established 1870. 267—52 CAPITALISTS AND OTHERS. Various sums required for investment upon Freehold ^ecurities. Apply, Messrs. Brookes & Richards, Solicitors, Conway Road, Colwyn Bay. 302—13 Building Sites at Conway. THE 'BEW, Consisting of NINE FREEHOLD SITES, Commanding magnificent Views, will be Sold by Private Treaty, the Lots ranging from 1,000 to 1,200 square yards. Apply to Mr. A. W. JONES, BRYN CORACH 272— CONWAY LLANDUDNO NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD, 1896. EISTEDDFOD CHOIR. TT is proposed to form a Choir of 300 Voices forthwith, and all who desire to become '/embers are requested to apply to the under- Slgned, stating whether S, A, T, or B, for the Purpose of balancing the voices. Each applicant Will have to undergo a test. EXTENSION OF TIME.—Applications to join the Choir will be received up to January 7th, '^95) and the first rehearsal is fixed for Friday, l°th, January, 1895. E. O. PARRY, Sec. Music Committee. Central Chambers, Llandudno, December 27th, 1894. 308-1 PRELIMINARY NOTICE. Public Hall, Colwyn Bay. A GRAND EVENING CONCERT WILL BE GIVEN ON Tuesday, Feforxaary 5th. ARTISTES: MISS TOWNSHEND (MEZZO SOPRANO), MR. A. FLETCHER THORNBOROUGH oft, (TENOR). # tne Liverpool Philharmonic and Sir Chas. Halle's Concerts. MR. WM. SWEETMAN (BASSO), of the London, Manchester, and Liverpool Philharmonic Concerts, DR, SUTHERLAND (SOLO PIANOFORTE). ACCOMPANIST AND MUSICAL DIRECTOR: MR. F. A. BRASSEY SALT, F.C.C.G. 3°4- CVNHEIiIR CYLCHWYL LENYDDOL A CHERDDOROL YN Y Public Hall, Colwyn Bay, DYdd Gwyl Dewi Sant, (MAWRTH IAF, 1895.) O. JONES ROBERTS, Ysgrifenydd. Sales by Mr. F. A. Dew. F. A D E W, AUCTIONEER, SURVEYOR, VALUER, AND LAND AGENT, Llewelyn Chambers, COLWYN BAY. Ten years ( including five years' articles) with two of the largest firms of Land Agents in the country. AUCTIONS of Landed Estates, Freehold and Leasehold Business Premises, House Property, Building Land, Hotels, Live and Dead Farming Stock, Household Furniture, Pictures, Books, and Plate. VALUATIONS of Estates, Business Premises, Private Residences, Building Land, Standing Timber, Agricultural Property (including Tenant Right Valuations under Agreement or the Agri- cultural Holdings Act) Dilapidations, &c, and for Probate, Mortgage, Trustees, Business Transfers, Hotels, &c. MORTGAGES ARRANGED. SALES BY PRIVATE TREATY. HOUSES TO LET- Furnished & Unfurnished. Information given of Houses, Building Estates, Farms, Country Residences, and Business Pre- mises for Sale or to let in all parts of North Wales. FIRE, LIFE, AND GENERAL INSURANCE AGENT. The Offices occupy the most prominent and central position in Colwyn Bay, thus affording unequalled publicity to all Auction Announce- ments. 120- FURNISHED HOUSES. Full particulars of Houses to Let Furnished during the Winter months in the following towns, will be sent free of charge on application stating requirements Colwyn Bay, Old Colwyn, Rhos and District, Conway, Llanfairfechan, Penmaenmawr, Bettws- y-coed, Trefriw, Llandudno and Deganwy. Rhyl and Abergele, Bangor, Beaumaris, and Menai Bridge. PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. R HOS-ON-THE-SEA. Important announcement of the Sale of the valuable BUILDING ESTATE adjoining the Approaches to the new Rhos Pier, consisting of upwards of 40 ACRES of Freehold Building Land, ripe for development, with a long sea frontage of half-a-mile. MR. F. A. DEW has received instructions from the Directors of the Rhos-on-the-Sea Pier and Land Company to Sell the above by Auction in FEBRUARY NEXT (without, in the mean- time, an acceptable offer is made by private treaty), in Lots to suit Builders and Speculators. Further information may be obtained from and offers made to the Secretary to the Company, FRANCIS NUNN, ESQ.. Solicitor, Colwyn Bay, or to MR. F. A. DEW, Llewelyn Chambers, Colwyn Bay, Auctioneer and Land Agent, at whose Office a Plan of the Estate may he inspected. Dated Llewelyn Chambers, Colwyn Bay, 12th December, 1894. 3°5- FOR SALE. BY PRIVATE TREATY. FREEHOLD.— Several very choice PLOTS of BUILDING LAND also a large selection of Superior RESIDENCES, suitable for occupation or investment in Colwyn Bay and neighbourhood. HOUSES WANTED.—Almost daily applica- tions for Furnished and Unfurnished Houses.— No charge made unless actual business results. MORTGAGES.—Wanted to advance at low interest on sound freehold investments, sums of £ 300, £ 600. £ 800, and £ 1,200. FOR INVESTMENT.—Several substantially built and well let Residences for Sale, shewing 6 per cent interest on purchase money. Fire and Life Insurance in all its branches. Agent for the Alliance Fire and Life, the Man- chester Fire, the Norwich and London Accident, and other old established Offices. TO LET. FURNISHED. Several Houses in good positions in Colwyn Bay and neighbourhood. Rents varying accord- ing to accommodation. Full particulars of F. A. DEW as above. THE INCANDESCENT GAS LIGHT (WELSBACH SYSTEM) SAVES ALL CONSUMERS 50% IN GAS. THE MOST PERFECT LIGHT. SUPERIOR TO ELECTRIC LIGHT, AT ONE-EIGHTH THE COST. SIX VALID REASONS FOR ITS ADOPTION. 1. It saves half your gas bill. 2. It gives you treble the present light. 3. It can be attached to existing gas fittings. 4. The light is clean, cool, steady, and brilliant. 5. It does away with the impurities of gas. 6. It is pleasant, simple, and economical. Prof. CARLTON LAMBERT, M.A., F.R.A.S. "The 'Welsbach Light' is nearly seven times as efficient in illuminating effect as ordinary gas burners, and more than four times as efficient as an Argand. Professor MAX MTJLLER writes: "7, Norham Gardens, Oxford, February 10th, 189i. Professor Max Muller has much pleasure in stating that he finds one Incandescent Burner gives enough light in his library, where he formerly required three burners, and if the pressure of gas was low a lamp as well, In his drawing- room two burners give a splendid light. He has also an In- candescent burner in the hall, which is most satisfactory. His gas bill last quarter, with these four burners in use, was JE1 2s. less than the same quarter last year, though the price of gas is higher." FOR Private Houses, Shops, Showrooms, Hotels, Offices, and Public Buildings. COLWYN BAY AND CONWAY: G. BEVAN & CO., 300-6a COLWYN BAY. Unstamped p POST CARDS, AT R. E. JONES & BROS. rONWAY SCHOOL BOARD, COUNTY" OF CARNARVON. FINANCIAL STATEMENT. Statement of Receipts and Expenditure by the above-named School Board, during the Year ended the 29th day of September, 1894. RECEIPTS. £ s. d. Balance on 29th September, 1893 6 4 5 From the Rating Authorities, being equivalent to a rate of -id. per pound 2 on ^20,239, the Rateable Value of the District according to the Valuation Lists in force at the beginning of the year 30 o o £36 4 5 EXPENDITURE. L s. d. s. d. Salaries of Officers of Board 25 o o Other Expenses of Administra- tion 5 10 5 30 10 5 Balances on 29th Sept., 1894 5 14 0 ————— 5 14 o £ 36 4 5 Total Expenditure as shown above 30 10 5 Amount allowed at Audit ^30 10 5 I certify that this Account has been examined and passed by the School Board as provided by Sec. 17 of the Act, 36 & 37 Vict., c. 86. JAMES PORTER, Clerk, First day of October, 1894. HENRY REES, Chairman, First day of October, 1894.- I hereby certify that I have compared the entries in the above Statement with the Vouchers and other Documents relating thereto, and that the Regulations with respect to such Statement have been duly complied with. I hereby further certify that I have ascertained by Audit the correctness of such Statement, and that the Expenditure of the School Board during the year ended the 29th day of September, 1894, included in such Statement, and allowed by me at the Audit, is Thirty pounds, ten shillings, and five pence. As witness my hand this 8th day of December, 1894. 308-1 E. MORGAN, District Auditor. D. ALLEN & SONS, Cabinet Makers, Upholsterers, Undertakers, &c., 6 & 7, STATION RD., COLWYN BAY. Dining room and Drawing room Suites, from £6 15s. Bedroom Suites (including Wardrobe), from Z5 os. Carpets and Rugs. Linoleums and Mats. Bedsteads and Bedding. Special attention is paid to the Upholstery and Bedding Department. Old Furniture Re- upholstered and Re-polished equal to new at the most reasonable prices. ESTIMATES GIVEN. FURNITURE CAREFULLY REMOVED BY ROAD OR RAIL. Cabinet Works, Ivy Street. Established 1873. PATRONISED BY THE NOBILITY. JOHN JONES^ aIJiIy '-1L 40h.4e"' GRIMSBY HOUSE, PATWVN RiV Opposite St. Paul's Church, wli II 111 Dill. Home-cured Hams and Bacon, and Genuine Pork Sausages always on hand. Corned Beef. Pickled Tongues. CHOICEST QUALITY OF MEAT ONLY SUPPLIED. 157— "The Millinery & Dressmaking" AT JEEmjLgpbL Davies's. BRITANNIA HOUSE, COLWYN BAY, [Can. be relied upon. "Style," "Fit," and "Economy" combined. Special attention given to Wedding and Mourning Orders. 157- DIARIES, ALMANACKS, AND ACCOUNT BOOKS Of every description, for every Calling, AT R, E. Jones &Bros. 8, Station Road, Colwyn Bay, AND j Rose Hill Street, Conway. ————-— —————————————————
LIST OF VISITORS. Until the approach of the summer season 1895, the lists of visitors will not be collected (as has been done throughout the past summer), but any lists left at the Central Library, Station Road, Colwyn Bay, not later than one o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, or sent by Wednesday night's post to the Weekly News Office, Conway, will gladly be inserted in our issue of the following Friday. ————
COLWYN BAY. PENSION EDELWEISS. (Misses Retemeyer.) Miss Foster, Edgbaston Miss Hayes, Birkerhead Miss Bamfoid, Liverpool Miss Rice, Sale, Cheshire Miss Kenyon, Bowdon LOCKYER'S PRIVATE HOTEL-BELLE VUE, MARINE ROAD. Mrs Lockett, St Ann's-on-Sea Mrs. Wood, London Mr and Mrs Coleman, Yardley, Birmingham Miss Conway, Denbigh Mrs M. A. Collmann, Kilburn, London Livingstone Holmes, Esq, Liverpool J. W. Williamson, Esq, Elton, Macclesfield La Plata Villa, Greenfield Road-M. Moulsdale Mr and Mrs Denniston and family, Bowdon, Cheshire Mr and Mrs Guthrie, do Wrekin Villa, Grove Road—Mrs Excell Mrs Clarke and nurse, Dublin C. Clarke, Esq, do Mr and Mrs Nunwick, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester
60ot6t"aeio,au., [Nid ydym yn dal ein hunain yn gyfrifol am syniadau ein Gohebwyr yn y golofn hon.] At Olygydd y Weekly News." EISTEDDFOD CALAN, COLWYN BAY. ANWYL SYR,—Maddeuwch i mi am gymeryd mantais o'ch papur gwerthfawr, i wneyd ychydig sylwadau ar y cyfarfod hwyrol a gynhaliwyd mewn cysylltiad a'r Eisteddfod uchod. Buaswn yn disgwyl gweled Ilawer gwell trefn ar gyfarfod Eisteddfod Gadeiriol, mewn tref mor bwysig a Cholvvyn Bay ac yr wyf yn sicr nad ydwyf ond cynrychiolwr eiddil o fwyafrif mawr y rhai oedd yn bresenol. Y mae y Cymry wedi bod yn cael eu cydnabod ymysg cenhedloedd y byd am eu boneddigeidd- rwydd. Ai tybed fod fy nghyd-genedl yn colli y rhinwedd gwerthfawr yma yn nyddiau eindeffroad cenedlaethol ? Prin y gallwn ddweyd fod ein hymddygiad yn y cyfarfod a enwyd yn un boneddigaidd, ond feallai fod yr hen ddywediad Mwya' eu swn, llestri gweigion," yn rhoddi rhyw ychydig o gyfrif am hyn. Ymysg y sylwadau buddiol a wnaed gan ein parchus gadeirydd, dywedodd "fod yr eisteddfod yn athrofa i ni, i dynu allan athrylith, ac i ddiwyllio y meddwl dywedodd hefyd fod doethion y byd yn rhoddi gair uchel i athrofa y Derwyddon." Mae lie i ofni fod rhai o fynychwyr ein heisteddfodau yn teimlo eu bod yn cymeryd rhan fawreddog yn ngweithrediadau cyfarfod ond iddynt waeddi Uwch wawdlyd yn ngwyneb siaradwr (a fydd, feallai, heb ei fendithio a Ilais yn ogystal a hwy eu hunain), neu wrth chwibanu, neu wneyd rhyw dwrw arall gwirionach na'i gilydd ac fe goronir y cyfan trwy i ryw haner dwsin o blantos (mewn meddwl, os nad mewn oedran) chwerthin am eu penau. Tybed a fuasai doethion y dyddiau a fu yn abl i adnabod y rhai hyn fel disgynyddion y Derwyddon? Gofynaf trwy eich colofnau i'r Cymry gwladgarol, athrylithgar, gydweithio i ddiwyllio meddyliau ein gilydd, ac i ddadblygu synwyrau y trueiniaid bychain hyn, er sicrhau dyfodol disglaer i'n heisteddfodau felly, brysied y dydd y caiff cystadleuwyr a'r gwrandawyr berffaith chwareu teg, nid yn unig yn Eisteddfod Colwyn Bay, ond yn mhob eisteddfod arall. Ydwyf, Syr, yr eiddoch, &c., UN 0 FECHGYN "CYMRU FYDD."
The Arfon Division of Carnarvonshire. The Liberal candidate for the Arfon Division of Carnarvonshire, Mr William Jones, of Oxford, who presided on New Year's Day at the annual Llandudno Eisteddfod, intends to address a series of meetings throughout the constituency in the course of the next three weeks. Asked what he thought of his political opponent in the Division, Professor Hughes, of Cardiff, Mr Jones is stated to have cautiously limited himself to an expression of the opinion that he was a very nice man.
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COLWYN BAY. SUNDAY SERVICES. Parish Church, Llaitdi-ilZo.- English Services, 11.0 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Welsh Service, 9.30 air. Mid-day Celebration of the Holy Communion on the 1st Sunday in the month. Rev W. Venables Williams, M.A. Oxon., Vicar Surrogate. Mr. Bernard, Organist. This interesting Old Church, built in the 13th century, is It mile from 2 Colwyn Bay, on the Llandudno Road. St. Paul's Church, Colwyn Bay.-All Seats are free. English Services: (Sundays) 8 a.m., Holy Com- munion 11 a.m., Service and Sermon 3.30 p.m Litany (except on the last Sunday in the month, when there is a Children's Service at 3.0 p.m.) 70 p.m., Service and Sermon; Sunday School, '>30 p.m. Welsh Services 10.0 a.m., Service j,nd Sermon in Mission Room; Sunday School, 2.30 p.m.; 6.0 p.m., Service and Sermon in Mission Room. (Week-days) Daily Services at 11.0 a.m. and 7.0 p.m.; Holy Communion on Saints' Days, after the 11.0 a m. Service, and on Thursdays. Sermon on Wednesday nights. Singing Practice on Friday nights at 7.30 p.m. Children's Meeting on Mondavs at 6 p.m. The Clergy: The Rev Canon Roberts, B.A., Vicar. The Rev Meredith J. Hughes, F.R.H.S., and the Rev J. H. Astley, M.A., Curates. English fVesleyan—St. John's,—The Aveitue.-Next Sunday morning 11.0, Rev H. H. M'Cullagh, B.A.; evening 6.30, J. Hatfield, Colwyn Bay. F. Richardson, :LL D., Rhyl. Prayer meeting, morning 10.15. Sunday School, afternoon 2.30. Wednesday evening, 7.0., Rev H. H. M'Cullagh. English Presbyterian. — Next Sunday: morning, 11.0.; evening, 6.30, Rev. John Edwards. Sunday School, afternoon 2.30. Monday evening, 6.15, Band of Hope. Wednesday week-evening- service, 70. Thursday evening, 7.0, Young People Bible Class; 7.45, Y. P. S. Christian Endeavour. Rev John Edwards, Pastor. English Cotigregational.-Morning, 11.0, evening 7.0. Sunday School, afternoon 2.30. Monday evening, 7.30, Christrian Endeavour Society. Every Tuesday, 3.15, United Meeting for the promotion of Scriptural Holiness. Wednesday evening, 7.30. Rev Thomas Lloyd, Pastor. English Baptist Church.-Next Sunday morning, 11.0; evening-, 6.30. All seats free. Rev. H. T. Cousins, F.R.G.S., Colwyn BlY. Sunday School, afternoon. 2 30. Wednesday evening, at 7.30, Prayer and Bible Reading; all are cordially invited, presided over by the Rev H. T. Cousins, F.R.G.S., Pastor. Society of Friends. -M eeti-n g for Worship, every First Day (Sunday) morning, at 11.15, at a room in Central Buildings, facing Station Road, Colwyn Bay. Open to the Public and Visitors. Congo Institute.- Divine Services, Sunday, 11.0 a.m.; 2.30 p.m.; and 6.30 p.m. Tuesday evening, a Prayer Meeting at 7. Services will be conducted by the Director, one of the Tutors, or some other Minister, and occasionally some of the students will take part. All are cordially invited. Visiting hours for friends and visitors every week day, from 2.30 to 3.30. FRESH TELEPHONIC FACILITIES.—Mr Pryce Morris, Physician and Surgeon, Old Colwyn, desires to inform his patients in Colwyn Bay, that, on and after the 24th December, he can be communicated with day and night by telephone, from the Telephone Exchange, Sea View Cres- cent. 306-4 "GAZETTE" NEWS.(From Tuesday Night's London Gazetie ").—Receiving Order Thomas Nicholson, gentleman, Tudno-villa, Colwyn Bay, December 28. LOCAL TALENT RECOGNISED.—It is pleasing to find that local artistes are selected to form or- chestras for the various pleasure-parties, etc., and it is with pleasure therefore that we chronicle the fact that Mr James Burwell, of Abbey Grove, Lawson Road, has again been entrusted vvith the duty of supplying a Band for the Annual Volunteer Ball, which is to be held at the Public Hall shortly, Mr Burwell having given much satisfaction in the past. A WEEK'S TEMPERANCE MISSION SHORTLY.— From Sunday, January 13th, to Friday, January 18th, at the Public Hall, Mr Henry Hubbart (Bradford), of the U.K.A. will conduct a Tem- perance Mission, under the^auspices of the Colwyn Bay Gospel Temperance Association. On the Sunday evening, the chair will be taken at 8.15 and on the other evenings, the meetings will commence at eight o'clock. The United Choir and Instrumental Bands will be under the leader- ship of Alt- J. Roberts. MR. F. A. DEW'S SALE OF PROPERTY AT MELIDEN.-Of the various lots of property offered for sale at the Miner's Arms Inn, Meliden (Flint- shire), on January 2nd, by Mr F. A. Dew, lot 4 was solil to Mrs B. P. Fuller, Pwllybont, Meliden, the other lots being withdrawn through the reserves not being reached. Messrs Wm. Jones, Porter, & Amphlett were solicitors for the vendor (Mr F. Madren, Colwyn Bay). SALE OF COLWYN BAY FREEHOLD PROPERTY. —At the Royal Hotel, Colwyn Bay, on Monday evening, December 31st, Mr F. A. Dew offered for sale in :six lots (as advertised in last week's Weekly News) some important Colwyn Bay free- hold properties belonging to Mr F. Madren, whose solicitors, as to Lots 1, 2, 5, and 6, were Messrs Wm. Jones, Porter, & Amphlett and as to Lots 3 and 4, Mr Francis Nunn. Lot I, the shop with residence known as Roumania-house, Station-road, and now in the occupation of Messrs Lewis & Thompson, was bought by Councillor Humphrey Lewis (Conway). The other Lots were withdrawn, owing to the reserves not being reached. ST PAUL'S YOUNG MEN'S SOCIETY.—On Friday evening, December 28th, a very interesting cere- mony took place in connexion with the St Paul's Young Men's Society, the Rev M. J. Hughes, F.R.H.S., late curate of St Paul's Church, who was the Vice-President and Chairman of the Society, being presented with a handsome clock. -Mr Stevenson said that he was proud of the honour the members of the Society had conferred upon him, and, in making the presentation, he hoped that Mr Hughes would kindly accept of the clock, for which members of the Society had sub- scribed, as a token of the esteem and respect that they had for him. Mr Hughes had taken a great deal of interest in the Society, having presided over all their meetihgs, and it was through his endeavours that the Society had attained to its present state of efficiency. -After several other members had spoken, all wishing Mr Hughes a happy and successful career, Mr Hughes suitably returned thanks on behalf of himself and Mrs Hughes. THE COLWYN BAY AMATEUR MINSTRELS.—The Minstrels gave their first Entertainment this season, at the Public Hall, on Thursday night, December 27th, and it was most refined through- out. Although the prices for admission reached the high figure of a florin, etc., yet there was a good house and an appreciative audience. The troupe, which is of a fair size, has attained, to a high standard of merit. The opening overture and chorus, Emancipation Day," by the troupe, were full of fire and dash. Dagmar was most laughable in his comic song Half-past nine." Mr R. Ll. Samuel, favourite baritone, was in his best mood, while Mr T. Wilton was fairly in it,- Masher and a Barmaid." Mr D. Hughes, as usual, was warmly applauded. The pathetic and humorous jokes with which the programme was well interspersed, were decidedly good, and the first part terminated with a laughable absurdity entitled Mesmerism up-to-date." Mr Fred Orton (The Musical Director of the Company) played a pianoforte selection (Forton) at the opening of the second part, and was followed by Messrs Dagmar and Woodiwis, in the characters of Chicago Swells," who took immensely, and without doubt the parts were really well charac- terised. The audience were then Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep," by Mr R. Ll. Samuel, while the Hall was assuming a dark nature, in order that the lime-light views might be seen while Mr E. Dagmar sang "The Tablet of Fame," for which he scored a decided success. Mr Fred Orton fairly brought the chouse down, with his English concertina solos, which were a treat. Dr
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Glynn, with his conjuring, was a great addition to the troupe. The programme finished up with a sketch entitled The Coming Man," title-role being taken by Mr Fred Orton, who, with his great agility in turning somersaults, etc., in the air, gained the appreciation of every individual in the Hall. Mr Nockem (The Governor) was well introduced by Mr T. Wilton James (his servant), who was leaving, by Mr H. Woodiwiss Mrs Nockem, by Mr E. Dagmar. Mr Toby, "The Coming Man." on the duck and dodge, could not have had a better impersonator than Mr Fred Orton. The entire entertainment, which con- cluded with God Save the Queen," was capitally sustained from beginning to end. The Hall was full, the collection good, and the congregation full of expectation which was in nowise dis- appointed. THE Y. P. S. C. E. (ENGLISH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.)— The English Presbyterian Young People's Society of Christian Endeavour, held their social, at the Schoolroom, on Wednesday evening, when the room was nicely decorated. Tables were dotted along the sides of the room, and curios, etc., were not absent. At 6.30 the waitresses and waiters began flitting about the room, which was well filled with a company of sociable friends, and among those who endea- voured to add to the comfort of others, were the Misses Burwell, Abbey Grove; The Misses Evans, Bay View Villa The Misses Davies, Glyn Dwr The Misses Sharp, Glyncairne; Miss Hunter, Caradoc Cottage Mr W. H. Williams, Oak- field House,; Mr J. Burwell (junior), Abbey Grove; Mr E. W. Hutchins, Mr T. E. Hutchins, and Mr W. Lloyd. Meanwhile, Miss Turnbull (Holmleigh) and Miss Evans, 3 (Rhiw Bank Terrace) were busy at the fountain-head. After tea, a musical melange was held. Then Mr J. W. Richards (Bryn Goleu) gave his instruc- tive and amusing lecture on spectacles and people who wear them, this being his own artistic pro- duction, and being intermingled with music. The anthem, "The Lord is my Shepherd," was most effectively rendered by the Christian Endeavour Choir and the Scots air Coming thro the ryp," by Mrs Morris, Grove Cottage. Miss Amy Davies (Rock Villa) played several ,olos on the piano- forte. The carol Sweet Holy Babe" was sweetly sung by the Choir. The limelight pictures terminated with local views, including the picnic at Aber last season. Much hilarity was shown during the evening, and all present enjoyed the treat immensely. The Rev John Edwards called upon Mr David Lewis to propose a vote of thanks to the lecturer, and this was seconded by the Rev J. Bowker, and responded-to by Mr Richards, who proposed a vote of thanks to Mr John Lewis for manipulating the lantern-slides, and to all the Endeavourers, for their great and successful en- deavours for providing the refreshments, etc. This was seconded by Mr E. Lloyd (Morvan), and, the Rev John Edwards having announced the coming lecture and photographic exhibition to be given at the Public Hall by Mr David Lewis (Eithinog) on January 22nd, the lecture being entitled Five hundred miles up the Nile," a most pleasant social was terminated by the singing of the English National Anthem, Mrs Morris (Grove Cottage) taking the lead. THE NEW YEAR'S DAY EISTEDDFOD. At the annual Chair and Crown Eisteddfod, held under the auspices of the Welsh Congrega- tionalists of Colwyn Bay, the Presidents were Mr A. O. Walker, J. P., F.L.S., Nant y Glyn, and Mr John Roberts, Fern Bank. The artiste was Miss M. E. Williams (of Bangor), prize-winner at the Carnarvon National Eisteddfod the Musical Adjudicator, Prof. T. Maldwyn Price, R.A.M., Welshpool and the Conductor, "Penllyn." The duties of Accompanist were in the able hands of Miss Nellie Lloyd, Colwyn. At half-past twelve, a Quick Step was selected by each of the three competing Brass Bands, hail- ing respectively from Colwyn, Penrhynside and Conway. The route of procession was from the fountain, along Abergele Road, to the Public Hall. This method of drawing a large concourse ol people together, brought a large number into the Hall by one o'clock, the specified time at which the afternoon meeting would commence, Mr A. O. Walker being in his place at the time appointed. Gwilym Penllyn" conducted in an able manner, and the Hall was crowded at the afternoon meeting. The Rev D. Adams, B.A., Bethesda, adjudicated the poetry; and the Rev J. Griffiths, M.A., Vicar of Colwyn, on other literarv subjects. The meeting opened with bardic ad- dresses by "Maenan" and "Penllyn," after which the Rev J. Griffiths gave his adjudication on the essays on "The History of the Tabernacle." There were five competitors, and the prize (six shillings) was divided between "Hanesvdd and "Un o'r Gwersyll," who did not answer to the call. Prof. T. Maldwyn Price then gave his adjudication on the Quick Step competition, and awarded the prize to the Penrhynside Band. The President then fluently addressed the large as- sembly, in an eloquent Welsh speech, the subject of which was music, special reference being made to harmony and to the marked superiority of the Welsh voices. The subsequent proceedings were as follow:—Pianoforte solo, Miss Nellie Lloyd prize for the best walkingstick, Mr Gladstone Davies, St Asaph; tenor solo competition, "Gwlad fy nghenedigaeth," out of three competitors Mr R. J. Roberts (The Exchange) proved the successful one; for the best epigram on The Pascal Lamb," Mr J. R. Jones ("Teganwy"), Llandudno, obtained the prize; for the best hand-knitted gentleman's stockings, the prize was divided equally between Mrs Williams (6 Twnan Terrace, Colwyn) and Mrs Davies (Elian View, Colwyn). In the chief choral competition (for choirs over 30 and under 45 in number), the test- piece being D. Parry's anthem "Da vw Moiianu yr Arglwydd," and the prize being five guineas (with a silver coronet for the conductor), four choirs came forward, namely, Eglwysbach Choral Union, Colwyn Bay Congregational Choir, Ebenezer Choral Union (Colwyn), and Engedi Choral Union (Colwyn Bay); the last-named choir won the prize, the Conductor (Mr J. Llewelyn Roberts, Fern Bank) being crowned at the evening meeting. Three entered for the competi- tion in reciting "Carlo," the prize being won by Mr W. G. Jones, Colwyn. Miss M. E. Williams (Bangor) sang "Y Gloch (W. Davies). and was well received. The Brass Band Competition followed, and in this there was a large amount of interest taken. The test-piece was "Gems of Cambria"; and the four-guinea prize was sup- plemented by a silver cup t )r the Conductor. Three entered, namely, Conway Castle Brass Band, Penrhynside Brass Band, and Colwyn Brass Band, and the last-named took away the trophy, under the baton of Mr Edwin Jones. At the evening meeting, which opened at six o'clock, the President (Mr John Roberts, Fern Bahk) addressed the assembly, Penllyn con- ducted, and the band gave a selection. For the best four stanzas on "The Manna," three com- positions were sent in, and the prize being carried off by Mr J. R. Jones (" Teganwy "), Llandudno. For the baritone solo, Y Tair Mordaith (R. S. Hughes), the prize was equally divided between Mr R. Ll. Samuel (Stamford House) and Mr William Williams (Tywyn, Merioneth). For the It translating from English into Welsh, Mr J. Henry Roberts, Hirwaen House, Colwyn Bay, obtained the prize. In the duett, Lie treigla'r Caveri (R. S. Hughes). Messrs Llew Jones and Elias C. Evans (Colwyn) were successful. In the Children's Choirs contest, the winners were the Ebenezer Choir (conductor, Mr E. T. Davies, Greenwich House, Colwyn). Song, I'm a Merry Singer" (Balfe), Miss M. E. Williams. Ten compositions were sent in for the chair subject, Doethineb," the one written by Mr J. R. Jones ("Teganwy ") being i adjudged of the highest merit, and, according to the rites of the ancient Britons, Bwlchydd Mon and Gwyneddawg con- ducted him to the platform where he was duly chaired. Poetical eulogies were addressed by Bwlchydd Mon," Gwyneddawg," Maenan," and Mr Owen Williams (Maesycoed, Colwyn). For the haft of a hammer, Mr D. Jones (15, Ivy Street) was judged superior to any of the others. For an essay on Nodweddion y Saith Eglwys yn Asia," Mr Robert Williams (Ty Capel, Llan- gerniew) was successful. For congregational singing, the Congregational Choir (conductor, Mr R. J. Roberts) were successful. Song, Cenwch