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 156-52 MOST Comfortable Appartments offered in a pleasant and sheltered situation for ^'nter months with good attendance found and •Jorne 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 "card, with use of Bath (hot and cold). Terms Jery moderate. Apply to C. S. E. Office of "'s paper, Colwyn Bay. 299— To be Let. TO LET. — Rose Hill, Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay,—3 sittingrooms, 9 bedrooms, W.C., athroom, kitchen, scullery, pantry, good cellars, garden, &c. Rent £ 50. Apply, Mount Pleasant. 3°3- To be Sold. OLD NEWSPAPERS. Quantities of 2slbs. and upwards. Weekly News Office, Conway. Wanted. WANTED a good General Servant, not under 20 must be steady and have good aracter.— Apply, R. Roberts, Draper, Conway _°ad, Colwyn Bay. 309—2 Money. No Fees unless Cash is advanced. MONEY ADVANCED PRIVATELY to f *ractesmen, Farmers, Lodging-house Keepers, and others, repayable by easy instalments. Call r vvrite, in strict confidence, to GEORGE PAYNE, Accountant, jj 3, Crescent Rd., Rhyl. Manchester. Established 1870. 267—52 CAPITALISTS AND OTHERS. Various CAPITALISTS AND OTHERS. VARIOUS sums required for investment upon Freehold ■?ecurities. Apply to Mr. A. F. Brookes, Sol;citor, ^tyson Road, Colwyn Bay. 302—13 High-Class Day School FOR GIRLS, J)ENHAM LODGE, LAWSON ROAD, COLWYN BAY. Principals: THE MISSES ROWLAND. Next Term commences Wednesday, January 23rd, 1895. 309— Building Sites at Conway. IHE Consisting of NINE FREEHOLD SITES, c p°mmanding magnificent Views, will be Sold by r'Vate Treaty, the Lots ranging from 1,000 to 1,200 square yards. Apply to Mr. A. W. JONES, BRYN CORACH ^72— CONWAY REMARKABLE TESTIMONY! Henry Bird, Esq., M.D., HIGH STREET, CHELMSFORD, writes:- Vo to express my great satisfaction with to Ur ^Pectacles, which are so admirably adapted sight. I could not have believed it possible ref. v>sion could have been so much improved and 1Iev"ed at my age, 82." s.. Hundreds of Testimonials gra! to the above have been received from eful wearers whose sight has been benefited by using HENRY LAURANCES IllProved Spectacles and Eye-glasses when all others had failed. ^engthened list gratis on application to— LLEWELYN JONES, Chemist and Optician, Lancaster Square, CONWAY, the 0 holds a large and well selected stock of Vv^j'0. Celebrated Spectacles and Eye-elasses, w' scientifically adapt the different cts of vision at prices within the reach of all. '"•—■None are genuine unless stamped H.L. 3 1 0-52 r-— I a A B nai a Makes Boots and Harness 1 I >1 9 I # Water: roof as a duck's back, IB M B Bp and soit as velvet. Adds w Mm Tfrrlr three times to the wear and ^04^ allows polisl.ing. ■ M cc W Exhibition Highest IIBnmiif Awards. IIIIHKBII! Tins, 2d., 6d., Is., and U U SB I ll 2a- of Bootmakers, 290-52 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-. HE-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 I NVESTM ENT. -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 ELECTPilC 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. t* 5. It does away with the impurities of gas. 6. It is pleasant, simple, and economical. Rxtract from the Report of Prof. CARL7'ON 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 MÜLLER writes: 7, Norham Gardens, Oxford, February 10th, 1894. Professor Max Miiller 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 jel 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. } Prices and fullfparticulars on application to the Agents for COLWYN BAY AND CONWAY: G. BEVAN & CO., 300—6a COLWYN BAY. CYNHEIilR CYLCHWYL LENYDDOL A CHERDDOROL YN Y Public Hall, Colwyn Bay, Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant, (MAWRTH IAF, 1895.) O. JONES ROBERTS, 306— Ysgrifenydd. 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 Zs 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, aIJ.iIy Sutcliep. GRIMSBY HOUSE, PflTWVN PJV Opposite St. Paul's Church, UVU II 111 DA 1. 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 JNT.M. BRITANNIA HOUSE, COLWYN BAY, Can be relied upon. Style," "Fit," and Economy" combined. Special attention given to Wedding and Mourning Orders. 157- r ? ^———— It is a THIN B8TLB 'HK-Tm PLASTER, and I H SI A A HL9I TAKES UP NO MLI. IB MI ROOM IN THE 0 BOOT. It is especially useful for REDUCING ENLARGED TOE JOINTS, which so spoil the symmetry of otherwise beautiful feet. THOUSANDS HAVE BEEN CURED, some of whom ered for FIFTY YEARS, without being able to get relief from any other remedy. It acts like magic in A '*al & » relieving all Pain and Throbbing, and soon Irm cures the most obsti- I HTcp ffel nate Corns & Bunions. Is 'the SE ST REMEDY ever discovered* | '< £ 'sSuOetot" M. BEETHAM & SON, Chemists, CHELTENHAM.
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, Birkenhead LOCKYER'S PRIVATE HOTEL-BELLE VUE, MARINE ROAD. Mrs Lockett, St Ann's-on-Sea Mrs. Wood, Blackheath, London Miss Conway, Denbigh Mrs Mathews, Didsbury, Manchester
Christmastide Festivities at Conway Workhouse. On Saturday afternoon, January 12th, the in- mates of the Conway Workhouse were treated to a Christmas-tree, tea-party, etc., given by the Hon Mrs H. Lloyd Mostyn (of Bodysgallen), the old men being afterwards given tobacco, and the women packets of tea and sugar. The juveniles received oranges given by Mr Herbert Sydney (London). The festivities (which, by the way, happened to be held on the New Year's Eve of the unreformed calendar, the present-day calen- dar of Russia and Roumania) took place in the Workhouse dining-hall, where the tasteful Christ- mastide decorations were still remaining as they were originally arranged by the Master and Matron (Mr and Mrs Edward Jones.) Accom- panying Mrs Mostyn was a distinguished party, including the Hon Miss Alice Douglas-Pennant, The Lady Augusta Mostyn (of Gloddaeth), the Mayor of Conway (Councillor Dr R. Arthur- Prichard), Miss Howe (Gloddaeth), Masters Ievan Mostyn and Morys Lancelot Mostyn (of Bodys- gallen), and the Rev J. P. Lewis (Vicar), the last-named presiding over a subsequent entertain- ment conducted by the Master. This commenced with a chorus by the juvenile inmates, followed successively by a Welsh song by Mrs Hannah Evans (an inmate); and a song, I think when I in hear the sweet story of old," by Miss M. E. Roberts (Bodlondeb Lodge). The Hon Miss Pennant here departed, and was accorded pro- longed and ethusiastic applause. A duett, by Miss M. E. Roberts and Miss A. A. Evans (Lowergate Street) followed, and preceded a Welsh hymn by the inmates. On the initiative of Mrs Mostyn, a game (" French v English ") ensued with air-balloons, and proceded amidst great amusement and excitement and the musical efforts of the juvenile inmates (with their horns, whistles, banjos, etc., newly-bestowed from the Christmas-tree). The distinguished visitors were observed to be taking a part in the game, at the conclusion of which, amid applause, the French side was declared to have lost. After a song had been given by Mrs Mary Jones (an inmate), another game took place. It was one difficult to describe, except as a combination of "blind- man's-buff" and "Aunt Sally," the juveniles being in succession blindfolded and armed with a wooden sword wherewith to smite off the head of a tobacco-smoking man. Upon the feat being achieved, an orange or a packet of sweets was given as a prize. Mrs Hannah Evans gave another song, and then came a duett by Miss A. A. Evans and Miss Pollie Jones (Lowergate Street), at the conclusion of which the Vicar, pro- posing a vote of thanks to Mrs Mostyn said that it was more than ordinarily kind and thoughtful when the rich and the higher-placed people thought with Christian consideration of the poor and lowly, He besought the prayers of all bene- fitted that evening for the families of Bodysgallen and Gloddaeth.-The Master seconded the vote, which was carried by acclamation, the applause being enthusiastic and prolonged.—Mrs Mostyn, briefly responding, said that it had been a great treat to her and her friends to come that evening. Much f the pleasure received by all, was due to the efforts of the Master and Matron and also to the Vicar of Conway, for all that he had done.- Cheers were then given for Mr and Mrs Jones, for the Lady Ahgusta Mostyn, and for the Masters Mostyn, and, on the invitation of Master Ievan Mostyn, for the Vicar, a very joyous gathering ending with the enthusiastic singing of "God Save the Queen."
Correeponbenw. [In no case are we responsible for the opinions expressed in this column.1 To the Editor of the WEEKLY NEWS. THE CONWAY SCHOOL BOARD QUESTION. SIR,-I have read the letter of the Church School champion, "Vox Populi" with some degree of amusement. He seems to have taken upon himself the duty of apologising for Canon Rees's exertions in forming a "skeleton" School Board for Conway. He calls the clearing-off of a mort- gage of jQ 1200 in ten months a smart piece of business. I agree with "Vox Populi" there, but, if the mortgage has been entirely cleared off, why are the fortnightly entertainments in aid of the Schools held at the present time ? Is it to clear off the other £600 of the ^1800 that "Vox Populi" mentions as the sum that the Boys' Schoolroom cost Mr Albert Wood ? If so, then the Church Party are a longtime about it. Is it that they are tired of paying for the education of the children of "bigoted Nonconformists"? And here, sir, let me point out that it would be cheaper for the community at large to have a Board School. I will tell you why, sir. On the establishment of a Board School, the rate would be struck to cover all expenses. There would be no need of con- certs, magic-lantern enterlainmets, etc., every fortnight, to pay off the debt on the Schools. There would be no need of going-round collecting subscriptions from the public. The ratepayers would know what they paid in rates, but they do not know what they pay in buying tickets, etc., during the year, now. What would the Board Schools cost in Conway ? and what would be the rate consequent upon such establishment becoming a reality. For the sake of argument, I will accept Vox Populi's estimate (although I do not admit that he is correct) of ^5000. Now, sir, it is not necessary to pay off the ^5000 in one year. The Education Act provides for the loan of any sum necessary for buildings, etc., and that loan can be repaid by instalments spreading over from thirty to fifty years. Taking the interest and repayment of principal, at 3t per cent per auuum, it would amount to ^175 per annum. It would thus be spread over a period of thirty years, and the present scholars would, when they become ratepayers in the ancient borough, have to pay for their (and their children's) education. Now, sir, add another £175 per annum for part salaries, etc.,—of course, the Government grant would go towards paying the salaries, etc.,—and you have a charge of ,C350 per annum to meet. What rate would be necessary to clear this L350 ? I take it for granted that every ratepayer pays his rates. The rateable value of Conway, is £ 19,055. The School Board Rate would amount to a fraction over 4d in the pound. Out of this £5000, we could build a School at Deganwy erect a Boys', Girls', and Infants' School at Conway and, what is more, provide sufficient play-ground- for the girls, instead of their being cooped up in a back yard as at present. Perhaps "Vox Populi" will think that play-grounds are not necessary. If so, let me, as he appears to be a good Latin scholar, commend to his notice, the sentiment mens sana incorporesa.no." Let the ratepayers of Conway study the above figures and work it out for themselves and not be led away by such tales as were told them during the last municipal election,-that the rate would be 5/6, some Tory canvassers went as high as 7/6,—and let them remember that, by the estab- lishing of Board Schools in the Borough, they will have a voice in the education of their children; and not only that, but their children will have equal chances of becoming pupil-teachers and school-masters and mistresses as the Church- going children. As to Vox Populi's statement that not one child has joined the Church through the influence of the Church Schools, all I can say that he is either uttering a statement which he knows is incorrect, or else he is a new-comer to the district, and has not taken the trouble to make himself acquainted with facts. Apologising for taking up so much of your valuable space,—Yours faithfully, COSMO.
COLWYN BAY. SUNDAY SERVICES. Parish Church, Llandrillo.—English Services 11.0 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Welsh Service, 9.30 arc. 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 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.) 7.0 p.m., Service and Sermon; Sunday School, '>30 p.m. Welsh Services 10.0 a.m., Service own 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 Wes^eyan—St. .Tohn's,I'he Aiienue.-Next Sunday: morning 11.0, evening 6.30, Rev H. H. M'Cullagh, B.A., Colwyn Bay. 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 Coii-ai-egational.- Morn in g, 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 Haptit Church.-Next Sunday: morning, 11.0; evening, 6.30. All seats free. Rev. H. T. Cousins, F.R.G.S., Colwyn Bay. 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 Frieii di,Meeting for Worship, every First Day (Sunday) morning, at 1115, at a room in Central Buildings, facing Station Road, Colwyn Bay. Open to the Public and Visitors. Congo Iii stitute.- 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. THE BRONYNANT (WESLEYAN) ANNUAL PREACH- ING-MEETING.—At last week's annual preaching- meeting at the Bronynant Welsh Wesleyan Chapel, sermons were preached by the Revs W. O. Jones (Aber) and J. P. Roberts (Bangor). THE DENBIGH LUNATIC ASYLUM MATRONSHIP. -On Tuesday, January 15th, at the annual meeting (at Denbigh) of the Visitors of the North Wales Counties Lunatic Asylum, it was reported that the Committee had considered the applica- tions of and interviewed four ladies who had applied for the post of Matron. Ultimately Mrs Niven, formerly manageress of a Bristol hotel, and now a lodginghouse-keeper at Colwyn Bay, was elected to the office. "500 MILES UP THE NILE.We would draw the attention of our readers to the lantern-lecture which is to be given at the Public Hall next Tuesday, January 22nd, by Mr David Lewis (Eithinog), and which is entitled "500 miles up the Nile," and is illustrated with views from negatives taken by the lecturer during his recent visit to Upper Egypt and Nubia. These will be shown by the oxyhydrogen lime-light. Mr Lewis is well-known as a lecturer, and his views are always acknowledged to be the best. The chair will be taken by Mr T. G. Osborn, M.A. Can- tab, J.P. POSTAL EMPLOYES SEVENTH ANNUAL SUPPER. —This annual event took place, at Moons' Re- staurant, on Friday evening, January nth. The tables were laid out in first-class style, and the presidential chair was occupied by Mr Jones (Postmaster), and the vice-chair by Mr T. O. Roberts. After supper, the president proposed the loyal toast, followed by the toasts of The Postmaster-General," The town and trade of Colwyn Bay," "The Subscribers," "Mine Hostess." After these, a musical melange took place, several of the staff taking part. A most enjoyable meeting was brought to a close, by the singing of the English and Welsh National Anthems. THIS WEEK'S TEMPERANCE MEETING. On Sunday, Mr Henry Hibbert (of Bradford) cemmenced the Temperance Mission, convened by the Temperance Association. The president on Sunday evening, was the Rev John Edwards, and the subject, a lecture on the The Good Samaritan." On Monday evening, the chairman was the Rev Thomas Lloyd, and the subject, Temperance in relation to health." On Tuesday evening, when Temperance in relation to health," was the subject, Canon Hugh Roberts presided. The United Choir (under the leader- ship of Mr R. J. Roberts) and the Orchestra, are great among the attractions, but the greatest is the lecturer, who keeps his audience spell-bound during the time he is speaking. The lectures are brilliantly lighted with humour, yet Mr Hibbert strikes the iron while it is hot. The instrumen- talists are :-Violin, Mrs Powlson, Miss Lambert, Mr Mellor, and Masters Percy Thomas and George Morris cello, Mr J. W. Thomas clarionette, Mr J. H. Atkinson flute, Mr W. Brookes Jones pianoforte. Mrs Lloyd. Much good is being accomplished by the Mission. LLANDRILLO AND EIRIAS SCHOOL BOARD. At the Llandrillo and Eirias School Board's January monthly meeting, on Friday evening, January nth, at the Parochial Offices, Colwyn Bay, the Chairman (Mr John Roberts) presided, and there were also present the Vice-Chairman (Mr Robert Evans), the Rev John Edwards, and Messrs Moses Williams, D O. Williams, and Evan Owen, Mr Edward Roberts acting as De- puty Clerk owing to the absence through illness of Mr Thomas Jones (Clerk to the Board), who had sent an apology. It was reported that the Vicar (Rev Canon Hugh Roberts) had written respecting the Board's sanction to his using Llwydcoed School for one mission-service each Sunday during six months (pending the erection of a Mission-Church), the rental to be one sovereign per Sunday. Canon Roberts had heard that during the rebuilding of a chapel the Board had given the Calvinistic Metho- dists the use of the School gratis. That being so, he considered the proposed rental exorbitant, and he now asked the Board to reconsider it. Mr Moses Williams now moved, and the Vice- Chairman seconded, that the Vicar be asked to make an offer. The Rev John Edwards moved, and Mr Evan Owen seconded, that the Board charge 5s per Sunday. Mr Moses Williams thought that the Board ought not to go back on its former decision in that way. The Vice-Chairman said that they all agreed that Li a Sunday was too much, but they thought that the Vicar would make an offer. The Vicar was in a different position to other religious bodies, because he received the tithes. Mr Moses Williams protested against the Board altering its decision as the Rev Mr Ed- wards wished. That was like a Cheap-Jack business. [Laughter]. After some further discussion, the Chairman, rising announced that, as the minutes were not present, the meeting could not proceed but must be adjourned. Having said this, he forthwith left the chair, and the meeting broke up. THE MISSION SERVICES AT LLWYDCOED. In view of the proceedings at last week's Llandrillo and Eirias School Board meeting, the subjoined extract from the St Paul's (Colwyn Bay) Local Church News (signed by the Vicar Rev Canon Hugh Roberts), in this month's Parish Magazine, is of considerable interest:—
All hope of comfort in my home had died Until the MATCHLESS CLEANSER SOAP I tried. 302-13b
Masonic Installation at Bangor. The annual installation in connexion with St. David's Lodge (384), one of the oldest Masonic lodges in North Wales, was held, on Tuesday, January 15th, at the Masonic Hall, Bangor,!and attracted an exceptionally large gathering of the craft. Bro. R. A. Gregory was installed W.M., the installation being admirably performed by Bro. H. Grey Edwards, P.M., P.G.D. The attendance of visiting brethren, which was large, included Bros. James G. Tuxford, 1500, 7cc, P.M., P.G. Reg.; J. Porter, W.M., 755, St. Tudno; Owen Rowland, S.W., 1369, Bala; and Ephraim Wood, P.M., 1124, P.P.S.W., North Wales and Shropshire.
TiV'r^A'rl(T 'otlKis. so perfectly clean, MATCHLESS CLEANSER'S been used, that is easily seen. 302-13a MAGAZINES and Periodicals bound to any pattern, in First-class Style, by competent Workmen and on our own premises, by R. E. JONES & BROS., Central Library, 8, Station Road, Colwyn Bay, and Rose Hill St., Conway.
The Services up Llwydcoed way have been very successful, and it is a pity that the School Board can only grant us the little room on a charge of £ 1 a Sunday. But if this was the charge they made on the Nonconformists when they held Services there, we cannot complain that there is not Religious Eqnality in trie matter. It remains to be seen, however, whether the principle of Religious Equality has been put into practice in this matter. We shall see. In the meanwhile the Services will be held in Bryn-y-maen Farm, and Mrs Frost, of Min-y-don, who is always to the front in Church Work, has most thoughtfully and generously volunteered to provide a temporary Church at her own expense until the permanent Church is built there, which also she intends building at her own expense." SKATING NOTES. Sir,-Skating commenced this year on Wednes- day of last week, when, owing to the day being tradesmen's half-holiday, a very large concourse (numbering some 10 or 12, at the very least) crowded the surface of Llanelian Lake. Your Special Skating Correspondent was on hand, sir, as in previous years, impelled as much by a sense of his duty to your valuable journal as by other and less worthy motives. The surface of the ice was on the whole bad — very bad, quite "hummocky," the wind must have blown freshly while the ice was forming, and the excrcscences reached in some cases to as much as two or three inches in height in long ridges (not the sort of thing to meet unexpectedly, when gracefully practising the backward movement). However, on the far side, in the shelter of the black firs, there was a narrow stretch of smooth ice. There was a greater freedom from "saggs," owing to the lake being fuller than last year, which, again, was due to the energetic action of two members -of the skating community, who obligingly made a journey to the lake just before they knew the frost was coming, and dumped two big sods into the outlet. Amongst that gay company, there were two dogs (included in the estimated attendance given above), noble animals—one a fox hound, the other a "sort of" stag hound, about eight inches high. They skated very well indeed, but the first got to chivying the other about, and the latter got into a way of sidling away from his friend in a crab-like movement, in the course of which he once fetched his whole weight broadside on against tile feet of a gentleman who was standing complacently looking the other way, and Oh, what a fall was there During the rest of the week, there was desultory skating on the Fawnog (this word is pronounced Vawnog"), but the fashionable trysting-place was Mr Bevan's rink by the Board (this word is usually pronounced "Bod") School. Here, on a small but good piece of ice, freshly flooded and frozen every night, large numbers of the elite of the District had a good time, until Jack Frost (who appears never to find Colwyn Bay to suit him) began to sidle off. Councillor Bevan's (your S. S. C. hopes he doesn't mind the title) energy and enterprise deserve acknowledgment and thanks, in addition to the sixpences which, no doubt, found their way to his pockets in gratifying numbers.—Your very obedient servant, ACME. THE RAINFALL AT BRYN EURYN. I Diameter of Funnel, 5 inches. Rain Guage J Height) Above ground, I foot. I of Top I Above Sea, Level, 125 feet. Readings taken at 9 a..m., daily. CONGO METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATORY, COLWYN BAY. Week ending Jan. 12th, 1895. c o 5j 2 Mean Temperature for the week 33^0 I Total Hours of Sunshine 21 hrs. 40 min. £ 5; Maximum Temperature 3g'2 Total Rainfall "33 in. «, Minimum Temperature 24^6 | ° ::a Mean Maximum Minimum Daily Humidity. Sunshine. Rainfall. Temper- Temper- Temper- Per Inches. Wind. O'd ature. ature. ature. Cent. H. M. ? Sunday. 387 32-4 35-5 9S o 40 "io Calm. Monday. 39-2 29-2 34-2 71 o 50 'oi N. y Tuesday. 37'4 33*2 35-3 92 3 40 Calm. 3 ° i g' I S- •§ (to- Wednesday. 36'2 26..s 3"4 91 3 30 Calm. P:; C Thursday 36*0 28'8 32"4 67 5 40 Calm. f'1 Friday 37'3 27'5 3"4 S5 5 20 E. 8 >-3 J- Saturday., 34-6 24'6 29-6 58 2 o 32 N.E. g g-Ef g ? 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 WRECK OF THE "OCEAN MONARCH." To the Editor. SIR,-In reference to the six bodies washed ashore and buried in this churchyard September 6th, 1848, I have, through the courtesy of The Liverpool Courier, obtained the following inter- esting information :The American emigrant ship Ocean Monarch left Liverpool, bound for Boston, August 24th, 1848, with close on 400 persons on Board. Within six miles of the Great Orme's Head the vessel took fire and in a few hours burned to the water's edge, and 178 persons perished. The Brazilian steam frigate Alfonzo happened to be out on a trial trip at the time, with the Prince and Princess de Joinville and the Duke and Duchess d'Aumale on board, who wit- nessed the catastrophe, and aided in rescuing and comforting the sufferers. The crews and passen- gers of the Alfonzo and the yacht Queen of the Ocean saved 156 persons, and 62 others escaped by various means. We have no record of the wreck of the Nancy in November, 1824." I have now written to Falmouth seeking in- formation about the wreck of the Nancy.—Yours faithfully, WILLIAM VENABLES-WILLIAMS. The Vicarage, Colwyn Bay. January 16th, 1895.