THE ANNUAL BALL, OF THE Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and Men of the "N" Company 2nd V.B.R.W.F., WILL BE HELD AT THE Public Hall, Colwyn Bay, OnrJjriday, 24th Jaritffc, 1896. Dancing 8.30 to 2^ Full particulars may be obta^Hrom (and early application should be m5Wr to) ihe Secretary:- SERGT. T. II. MORGAN, 360-2 RHOS HOUSE, COLWYN BAY. gOROUGH OF CONWAY. NOTICE is hereby given that a meeting of the Town Council of the Borough of Conway, will be held at the Guild Hall, Conway, on Tuesday, the 14th day of January, 1896, at 5.30 p.m., when the following resolution will be proposed That it is expedient, the Mayor, Aldermen, "and Burgesses of this Borough do oppose the "London & North Western Railway Bill in the ensuing Session of Parliament so far as regards "the construction of proposed works within the Borough and the closing up of the existing Road leading from Llandudno Junction Railway Cross- "ing to Marl Lodge and the substitution of a "New Road in place thereof, so as to enable the "Town Council, if necessary, to amend the said "Bill or otherwise protect the interest of the "inhabitants of the Borough, and that the cost, "charges and expenses in relating thereto be "charged upon the Borough Fund and the "Conway Bridge Fund in equal proportion." By Order, T. E. PARRY, 2nd January, 1896. Town Clerk. 360-1 mnthout O T CHERMAN, Hernia Specialist, Bend* hii mr Book of full information. poBt free, 74. RUPTURE CURED Operation. 64 CHAiS&L4NE & 26 WUBBSBL 358-3 M. & J. WILLIAMS, (PLAS MAWR), HIGH STREET, CONWAY. CABINET MAKERS, UPHOLSTERERS, COMPLETE HOUSE FURNISHERS, IRONMONGERS, PICTURE-FRAME MAKERS, JOINERS, and OFFICE FITTERS. Undertakers. 252-52 Dales' GOLD MEDAL Dubbin Makes Boots and Harness waterproof as a duck's back and soft as velvet. Adda three times to the wear and allows polishing. Nineteen EXHIBITION HIGHEST A W AHDS, Tins 2d.. 4d., Is., and 2/6, of all Boot- makers, Saddlers, Iron. m(-)ngers, &e. 359-52 "Itvjlll Pay you to go there!" WHERE! J. JARED WILLIAMS' Glass, China and Earthenware Warehouse, BON MARCHE, BERRY STREET, CONWAY. 15 p.c. Cheaper than any other house in the county. Specialities: TOILET SETS, TEA SERVICES, DINNER* SERVICES. List of Prices on Application 215- R. E. Jones & Bros, PRINTERS, BOOKBINDERS, STATIONERS.
LIST OF VISITORS. COLWYN BAY. IMPORTANT NOTICE. All Lists of Visitors must re-Ach the Central Library, Colwyn Bay, not later than seven o'clock on the Wednesday evening, for otherwise they will be too late for insertion in the current week's issue. PENSION EDELWEISS, (Misses Retemeyer) Miss Foster, Edgbaston Miss Hodgson, Nottingham Miss Stroyan, do Dr Harrison, Elesmere Miss Greeson, Holywell Miss N. Greeson, do Hazelmere, Rhiw Road-Mrs Jones Rev J. Jones, B.A., resident Miss Roberts, Buxton
Births, Marriages, Deaths, &c. Announcements of Births, Marriages, Deaths, or In Memoriam," are inserted at the following charge: One Shilling if prepaid; One Florin if booked. No announcement will be inserted unless accompanied by the sender's real name and rt^fftesa (not for publi- cation, but merely as a guarantee good faith). MARRIAGE. WILLIAms-ELLIS.-On January 1st, at Engedi Chapel, Colwyn Bay, by licence, by and before the Rev J. Spinther James, M.A., Mr Thomas Williams, of 8, Augusta Street, Llandudno, and Miss Catherine Ellis, of I, Victoria Terrace, Conway. IN MEMORIAM. In Loving Memory of Margaret Lowe, of Gwersyllt, Colwyn Bay, who fell asleep December 25th, 1895.
COLWYN BAY. SUNDAY SERVICES. Parish Church, Llandrillo.— Knglish Services, 11.0 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Welsh Service, 9.30 a.m. 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.—Sunday Services: 8 a.m., Holy Com. munion, and at Mid-day Service on the 2nd Sunday in the month; 11.15 a.m., Morning Prayer and Sermon 3.30 p.m., Litany and short Address; 7 p.m., Evening Prayer and Sermon 8.30 p.m., Organ recital. Sunday School, at 230 p.m. Clergy: Revs Canon Roberts, B.A., J. G' Haworth, J. Jonea, B.A., R. Theophilus Jones, B.A., J. H. AStley, M.A. St Paul's Mission Church (Coed Pella Road).— 11 a.m., Morning Prayer and Sermon; 6.30 p.m., Evening Prayer and Sermon. Holy Communion at the Mid-day Service on the 1st Sunday in the month. Clergyman in charge Rev J. G. Haworth. St. Paul's Welsh Services.—10 a.m., Morning Service and Sermon; 5.45 p.m., Evening Service and Sermon. Holy Communion on the 1st Sundav in the month at 10 a.m. Ciergymaji in charge Rev J. Jones, B.A. St. Paul's Welsh Mission Services at Brynymaen.- Service and Sermon on Sunday evenings, at 6 p.m. Clergyman in charge Rev R. Theophilus Jones, B.A. English Wesley an—St. John's,— The Avenue.—Next Sunday morning 11.0, Rev H. H. M'Cullagh, B.A., Colwyn evening 6.30, Rev J. Taylor, Hull; 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, Colwyn Bay Sunday School, afternoon 2.30. Monday evening, 6.15, Band of Hope. Wednesday week-evening. service, 7 0. Thursday evening, 7.0, Young People Bible Class; 7.45, Y. P. S. Christian Endeavour. Rev John Edwards, Pastor. English Congregational.—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. Weenesday evening, 7.30. Rev Thomas Lloyd, Pastor. English Ha^tist Church.—Next Sunday: morning, 11.0, evening, 6.30. All seats free. 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.—Meeting for Worship, every First Day (Sunday) morning, at 11.15, at a ruom in Central Buildings, facing Station Road, Colwyn Bay. Open to the Public and Visitors. Congo Institute.—Divine Services at the Institute's Schoolroom, Sunday morning, 11.0; afternoon, 2.30; evening, 6.30. Tuesday evening, at 7, a Prayer Meeting. The services are always short and pleasant. Several speakers take part at each meeting, including some of the African Students, and the Director, or one of the Tutors. All are cordially invited. Visiting hours every week day, from 2.30 to 3.30 p.m., when the Director will be pleased to welcome any friends or visitors and to show them a number of interesting African Curiosities. 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 tt.iii. 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 practices: 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 ss>ei ,non 9.45 a.ri. and 5.30 p.m, Sunday Schooi, 2 15 lun, LNatiotiai Schools, Week Days, Service and Sermon, Wednesday, 7. p.m. Singing Practice, Wednesday night, Clergy Revs. J Griffiths, M.A. Oxon., Vicar. J. Roberts, Curate. English Baptist Chapel, Old Colwyn.—Sunday Ser. vices, Morning 11.0, Evening 6.30. Sunday School. 2.30 p.m. Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 7.0 P.M. Pastor, Rev. J. B. Brasted. A COFFEE SUPPER AT COLWYN NEXT WEDNES- DAY.-The Welsh Baptists at Colwyn, are holding a sale-of- work and coffee-supper next Wednesday evening, January 8th. MR GLADSTONE'S BIRTHDAY.—The bulk of the congratulatory messages to Mr Gladstone on the attainment of his 86th birthday arrived at Hawarden Castle on December 30th, and among them was the following letter from a young schoolmiss who had seen Mr Gladstone at Colwyn Bay :— Dear Mr Gladstone,—Seeing that it is your 86th birthday to-morrow, 1 write to wish you many happy returns. Although, of course, you do not know me, yet last year, when at school in Colwyn Bay, 1 had the pleasure of seeing you on the promenade. 1 very much wished to shake hands with you, but as school rules would not permit, 1 had to forego the pleasure.—Trusting you will be spared for many happy years." &c. THE BOARD SCHOOL-CHILDREN'S ENTERTAIN- MENT.-A capital entertainment was given, by the Colwyn Bay Board School-children, on Friday evening, December 20th, at the Public Hall, which was packed in every nook and corner. The presidential chair was occupied by County- Councillor John Roberts, chairman of the Llandrillo and Eirias School Board. who, after a few appropriate remarks, called upon the children to go through their entertainment, the first part of which was a cantata entitled John Bull and his Trades," the characters in this being represented by the following: -John Bull, Mr J. O. Da vies messenger, Master Willie Storey; baker, Master Willie Rees Owen miller, Master Frank Vladren farmer. Master Roddy Statia; manu- facturer, Master Ernest Hutchens; tailor. Master James Mason; bootmaker, Master Willie Jones; hatter, Master John Jones; mason, Master H. Berth Jones; carpenter. Master O. Oswald Jones: tiler, Master Albert Frith; smith. Master Owen W. Davies; ironmonger. Master J. Thom.is Davies; druggist, Master Joseph Rees Evans; dressmaker, Miss Gertrude Hoskins; grocers. Misses Amy Dunning, Margery Dunning, and Jennie Williams; fruiterers. Misses Bertha Kay, Sallie Parry, and M. H. Greenfield drapers, Misses Ethel Davies, Catherine H. Roberts, and Catherine H. Jones; bookseller, Miss M. A. Williams. There was also a Chorus of about 100 children, the little girls being almost all dressed in white. The operetta opened with a scene in which John Bull was shown with his servants, who were singing" Happy is the Home of the Great John Bull." Next, came a dialogue between the Messenger and John Bull, after which the Messenger sings the Trades Chorus. Then John Bull summons all the grumblers to appear, and in the next scene John Bull, who appeared in the hrst scene in his white vest, scarlet coat, and topper, is surrounded, in the character of "Great John Bull, the Judge," by the competitors, who sang" 0 Mighty Bull." and, after a dialogue between the Messenger and John Bull, the servants and competitors sang We want no foreign intervention." The Baker (Willie Rees Owen), in his white cap and apron, etc., sang his song very well, and his action w; s all serene. The Miller (F. Madren) then gave his views, and then, after the servants had sung Why, if we think a minute," the Farmer (Roddy Statia), who was the make-up of the evening, sang well. but when he added the action with his whip, sowing, reaping, etc., his acting, being most complete, brought down the house, and a capital tinish was put to the chorus by the Whisling Chorus," by the boys. This performance was capital, and Roddy received a well-deserved encore. The chorus, "The Farmer for ever," was right well taken up by the children, who commenced each chorus themselves. The Grocers then came forward, and in a song praised their vocation the Grocers were three little girls—with baskets containing tea, sugar, etc., etc.,—(Margery and Amy Dunning and Jennie Williams); but, not to be out-done by the Grocers, the Fruiterers-with their baskets of fruit-(Bertha Kay, Sallie Parry, and M. H. Greenheld) sang in song that they helpi-d to make the pies, when the children chimed in with the chorus "'Tis getting complicated." The ditty of the Drapers (Ethel Davies, Catherine H. Roberts, and Catherine H. Jones) was well sung. Ernest Hutchens made a model maaufacturer. The Dressmaker (Gertrude Hoskins), in her song and attitude, was most complete, and, on the expression" dowdies." creating a laugh, the Tailor, Bootmaker, and Hatter, put in a word, and showed their trade. The duett between the Mason and Carpenter, was capitally sung by H. Berth Jones and O. Oswald Jones, both possessing capital voices. After a chorus, the Smith appears, and sings a song, and, later on, he, in company with the Ironmonger, sings" Oh, iron is a wondrous thing." Then the Druggist (J. Rees Evans) appears, with a phial of Mellin's Food tor Infants, and, in the chorus, the words" quizzical," phthysical," and physic," all capped all previous efforts of the Chorus. The Bookseller (.VI. A. Williams) speaks, and then, after the servants have their say, John Bull settles the case, and asks all to join hands, and, while the artistes were standing thus, the piece, which was capitally carried through, terminated with the chorus Now join hands." The children have, it is evident, been under careful training. The prizes were then distributed to the children by Mrs J. G. Howarth, of Walshaw. The second part of the programme opened with a drill by the Senior Scholars, who were cap tally put through no less than 13 exercises by their able instructress, Miss Kay. The Chairman informed the meeting that a letter had been received from Mr Wood (Ty'nymaes), apologising for his non-attendance. The scholars, under the baton of Mr J. O. Davies, sang with com- mendable effect, Hurrah for the Country," after which between 40 and 50 infants, under the command of their assiduous teacher (Miss Owen), went through their drill, which elicited much interest. Miss Bertha Kay sang her skipping-rope song, I shan't go to school any more," and was recalled. Master J. O. Hughes then gave a Welsh recitation, and greatly amused the large audience with his original drollities. The scholprs then sang "Anchored." and, after the usual vote of thanks, the infants sang Birdies," which took immensely, as the performers were wee, wee, little ones, a number of whom stood, in sight of the audience, in a group on the platform, where, as some seven or eight were (as it were) in their nests, and, one by one, flew upon the stage each representing in song a different species, and, as each appeared, they were welcomed by the others. Miss Owen superintended this performance, which was capitally sustained. This was followed bv the senior scholars's drill (conducted by Miss Kay), and this was perfectly performed by all. The song and chorus, Won't you buy my pretty flowers," by Jennie Williams, Margery Dunning, Ethel Davies, and Margaret Mary Jones, was capitally rendered. Gertrude Hoskins sang "The song that reached my heart" with due expression. The entertainment ended with the English National Anthem. The duties of accompanist were ably executed by Mr J. Burwell, Brigvdon. The Hall was packed, and therefore the proceedings were a decided success. -1r Griffiths, the schoolmaster, deserves to be highly com- plimented upon the successful carrying out of the entertain- ment, and public recognition is due also to Messrs J. O. Davies and Morgan, and the Misses Bartley and Owen. and (especially) Miss Kay. COLWYN BAND OF HOPE CHRISTMAS-TREE.— On Monday evening, December 30th, the Christmas-Tree and entertainment for the Band of Hope children, was held at the Assembly Rooms, Colwvn. The Vicar (Rev John Griffiths) introduced as chairman Mr Bevan Davies, who, in an intro- ductory address, gave the children a tew words of good advice. The following programme was then performed, Miss Wilks and Mrs Pryce Jones accompanying on the pianoforte —Song and chorus, "Some Folks," the Children; duett, Mary C. Thomas and Catherine Conway; recitation, Lizzie Bernard song, Miss Williams; song, The Railv ..y Train," W. P. Jones; recitation, "Father Christmas," Miss Polly Bernard; The Vicar and the ccww," the Vicar; song, "Work for the night is coming," the Children song, Mary C. Thomas; recitation, "Santa Claus," Miss Dunning; song, Harry Conway; song and chorus, Cock Robin, the Children song, Pretty Birds are singing," the Children song, Mary and Isabella Jones; recitation, Ro! ert Jones; song, Margerie Diiiiniiig; song, "Father Christmas," Robert Jones; song, "The Postman's Knock," Father Christmas. —Mrs Pr\ ce Jones distributed the presents, and was ably assisted by the Misses Wilks and Miss Lloyd (Tanycoed), and by Mr W. Conway (as "Father Christmas"). The Vicar then called for cheers for Mrs Pryce Jones for her kindness and this was heartily responded to by the crowded audience, principally parents ot the children in the Band of Hope ORGAN RECITAL AT RHYL.—Mr C. Sydney Vinning, Organist of St. Thomas's Church, Rhyl, gave a Christmas organ performance on Sunday evening, December 29th. He played Best's Christmas music for the organ Hosannah (Dubois), and Lemmen's grand organ fantasia, "The Storm." The Choir also attended, and sang some of the Carols which were sung at the special Carol Service last week. A LOCAL EISTEDDFODIC SUCCESS AT FES- TINIOG.—At the Festiniog Boxing-Day Chair Eisteddfod, it was announced that eleven odes had been received upon the subject specified for the chair prize, the adjudicator being the Rev Elvet Lewis (Llanelly), who awarded the oak chair and a money prize to the Rev W. E. Jones (11 Gwilyiii Penllyn "), Colwyn. The chaired bard was not present in person, but his representative received the bardic congratulations 01 Trebor Eifion, Talfor, Pari Huws, and W. Morgan. LOCAL EISTEDDFODIC SUCCESSES AT RHYL.— at the Rhyl Boxing-Day Eisteddfod, the priz* for the best tea-cosy was awarded to Miss Edith Roberts (Fern Bank). Four Juvenile Choirs (Rhyl Clwydian. Rhyl Queen's Street, Ffynnon- groew, and Old Colwyn) competed in singing "The Bells of Aberdovey," for a LS priz, ulti- mately awarded, amid much enthusiasm, to the Old Colwyn Choir (Mr E. T. Davies, conductor); the Eisteddfodic Conductor (" Pedr Mostyn ") announced that during the competition several protests had been received, but not one directed against the Old Colwyn Choir. [Applause]. The last item on the programme, was the Brass Band contest, in which the following Bands took part —Colwyn Cadwgan Prize Band, Holywell Welsh Flannel Mills, Llanddulas, Ftynnongroew Excel- sior, Llanerchymor, Rhyl, and, Gronant. The test-piece was a fantasia, Pride of Wales (Round). The contest, which lasted one hour, proved to be a very keen one. Ultimately, the prize (Lio) was awarded to the Colwyn Cadsvgan Prize Band (Mr Valentine, conductor), the prize for marching being won by the Llanddulas Brass Band (Mr D. Owen, conductor). DEATH AND FUNERAL OF A LLANRWST CON- TRACTOR. General sympathy is felt with the' family of the late Mr Samuel Parry, of Inigo House, Llanrwst, who died at his residence on Christmas-Day, he having been in failing health for some years. Few townsmen were better known and more highly esteemed thai, the gentle- man Wh.ic:K;d"c it 13 nuw 0Ul muuoi.ul Uutv .L record. His genial disposition, unassuming manners, and thoroughness in business, gained him many friends. And certainly no builder and contractor in the neighbourhood carried out more important works, nor was more depended-upoti for trustworthiness than the late Mr Parry. He erected the Zion Cahilnitic Methodist Chapel and Bank Buildings, Llanrwst St. Paul's Church and the English Presbyterian, Church, Colvvvn Bay and other large buiJds in. the neighbour- hood. He was contractor for the Railway Com- pany and the Denbigh County Council. The deceased was well-known in piscatorial circles, and it is said that he did not take second place amongst the expert anglers abounding iil h Vale of Conway. He was a member of the Bangor Lodge of Freemasons, and was 59 years of age. Mr Parry's health, owing to over-work, began to give way some four years ago, and he then trans- ferred the reins of btisinev over to his four sons, who, for industry, quite tol in the footsteps of their father, the firm being, now known as Samuel Parry & Sons." One dfjheir prominent contracts now pending, is the erection of a resi- dence, at Caerhun, for Colonel Gough.—The gn remains of the late Mr Parry were intern^ at the Llanrwst Cemetery, on Saturday, December 28th, amid every sign of public sympathy, there being'.a very large attendance, and the Rev D. Phillips. (Curate) officiated. Eleven lovely floral tributes were placed on the coffin bv the sorrowing I relatives. The bearers of the deceased's mortal remains to his last earthly resting-place were six workmen in the employ of the firm. SUDDEN DEATH OF A WELSH MEDICAL MAN.— On Saturday afternoon, December 28th, while on a visit at Old Colwyn, to his brother-in-law, Dr Price Morris, Dr Owen of Criccieth, a gentleman forty-seven years of age and married, suddenly dropped down dead in Dr Morris' surgery. Dr Morris was instantly in attendance, but, of course,. could do nothing. Syncope is supposed to be the cause of death. The Denbigh Coroner decided that no inquest was necessary. A QCARRY ACCIDENT AT LLYSFAEN.—A sad accident occurred at Messrs Raynes & Co.'s quarries, Llysfaen, about half-past ten on Monday morning, December 30th. As a quarryman named William Williams, living at Tai Ty Capel, Llysfaen, was in the act of removing a large portion of rock, it fell upon him, and crushed both his legs. Dr Price Morris (Colwyn) and Dr Lord (Colwyn Bay) attended to his injuries, and the sufferer was conveyed, about four octock, Denbigh Infirmary. Both legs were fractured. METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATORY, COLWYN BAY. Week ending Saturday, Dec. 28th, 1895. Mean Temperature for the week" 36'3 Total Hours of Sunshine 4 hrs. 30 m. in. Maximum Temperature 5V1 Total Rainfall '25 in. Minimum Temperature 28*1 | Mean j 1 Maximum Minimum Daily Humidity. Sunshine. Rainfall. Temper- Temper- Temper- Per I Indies. 1 Wind, ature. ature. ature. Cent. H. M. Sunday 39-7 28" 1 33-9 73 40— E. Monday 38-8 34-7 36-8 j 77 j | S.E. Tuesday. 38*8 35 "7 f 37'2 76 I .09 I E. Wednesday. 35-8 -33'7 34'8 I 80 S.E. Thursday.. 35-8 312 335 J 58 S.E. Friday 38'3 31*7 35^0 | 81 '02 I s. E. Saturday.. 53" 33'4 43"* j 73 ° 3° "'4 S.E. I The humidity is given in percentages, 100 per cent. meaning that the air contains I as much moisture as it can under the existing conditions of temperature and pressure. "ADVERTISING is to business as a man well shod, without advertising a manjwill always plod." GRATIFYING PRESENTATION TO DR M. VENABLES-WILLIAMS. |' All the members of St. Paul's (and doubtless all L the readers of The Weekly Neivs) will be pleased to learn that Dr M. Yenables-Williams, on New !( Year's Day, was presented with a box containing a valuable writing-desk's brass ornaments, accom- panied with the following letter, signed by all the members of St. Paul's Choir "Colwyn Bay, Dec. 31st, 1895. — Dear Dr Williams, --Kindly accept this small present, from the undermentioned members of St. Paul's Church Choir, as a small token of their great respect and esteem for you, and for the generous spirit you have unceasingly shown towards them in the past, both in and out of Church. Wishing you the compliments of the season and best wishes, -Believe us to be, sincerely yours, A. C. Meir, E. H. Chaplin, G. H. Mason, J. E. Edwards, R. Pritchard, R. LJ. Samuel, D. H. Thomas, R. Jones, D. T. Hughes, W. Hughes. Dr M. V. Williams, Esq." ST. CATHERINES COLWYN. On Xmas Day, Colwyn Parish Church was crowded, the service being bright and hearty. The solo in the anthem was sung by Mr. J. Conway, and in the carol by Mr. Edward Davies. The service was read by the Rev. Meredith Hughes, and the sermon was preached by the Vicar (Rev. J. Griffiths). In the evening, there was a Welsh Service with carols, and sermon by the Rev. M. Hughes. On Sunday following, some more carols and anthems were sung, the solos being taken by the Vicar, and by Messrs. J. and Henry Conway. The Church was prettily decorated by Mrs Eden, I'liss Brittain, Misses Gillham, Miss Lloyd, Miss V/ebbe, Miss George, and MissfcS" Wilks.
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. 10.30 a.m. daily, Matins. St. Agnes: 6.0 p.m. English service. iVesleyan Methodist Chapel. -(Eii glisti Services).- Next Sunday: Morning 11.0, Mr Marshall, even- ing 6.30, Rev H. H. M'Cullagh. 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. 10q- CHRISTMASTIDE AT GLANCONWAY.—At Even- song on Christmas-Day, at Glanconway Parish Church, the Choir sang two Christmas Carols (both by Caleb Simper), O r nef y daeth Mab Duw i lawr" and" 0 dewch ac unwch fawr a man," and Mr J. S. Jones (" lago Ffraid ") sang Penfro's translation of Adams's "Star of Bethle- hem." The Church had been tastefully decorated by Miss Percival, Mr and Miss Pierce, and Mr and Mrs L. P. Stubbs, assisted by Mrs Morgan (Rectory). Especial thanks were due to Mr Pierce for supplying materials for decorating. GLANCONWAY SCHOOLCHILDREN'S CONCERT.— On Boxing-Day evening, the National Schools at Glanconway, were the scene of an attractive concert and entertainment (" Ally Sloper's Christ- mas Party ") given by the schoolchildren, who had been most excellently trained by Mr T. Lewis (headmaster) the juveniles' costumes were the work of Mrs T. Lewis. The Rector (Rev W. Morgan, Penfro ") presided. THE CHURCHMEN'S GUILD. On Monday evening, December 30th, at 7.30, a lecture on The Prayer Book," was delivered by Mr Robert Roberts, who gave a painstaking account of the special features of general utility and incompar- able beauties with which that book abounds. Subsequently, the Rev J. Harries addressed the Guild on a kindred subject, chiefly dealing with the early forms of worship, as evidenced in the Liturgies which are still extant, and which bear a relationship, if not minute* to the present usages of the Church. Lantern illustrations added much to the intrinsic value of the lecture, more especially to that portion which dealt with the progress of the Christian religion from its cradle to Britain. The Monks of Bangor-ts-Coed presumed independence even in the presence of so august a personage as St. Augustine himself, and would not be a pary to any arrangement that might interfere with tneir own privileges.—On the motion of Mr J. W. Mason, a vote of thanks was accorded with acclamation to both the Rev J. Harries and Mr Robert Roberts.—On Tuesday, January 14th, the Rev W. J. Davies (of Llandudno) is to address the Guild on Conscience." PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY.-The first practice of the above-named Society (under the conductorship of Dr Roland Rogers), will be held, in the Boys' Schoolroom, next Wednesday evening, January 8th, at eight sharp. The work to be performed is Haydn's "Creation." Members will be enrolled before the commencement of the practice. CONWAY SCHOOL BOARD. Tlte Manchester Guardian of December 27th, comments thus on the local School Board Conway can boast of having quite a unique School Board. A corres- pondent states that, owing to the difficulty of forming a quorum of members, only one meeting has been held this year. Yesterday, when the Board should have met, not a single member put in an appearance, the only persons present being the Acting Clerk and the Attendance Officer." NEW YEAR'S EVE AT THE TABERNACLE SCHOOL- ROOM.—New Year's Eve was celebrated, at the Tabernacle (Welsh Wesleyan) Schoolroom, by two entertainments. The first, which commenced at seven o'clock, and was presided-over by the Rev. O. Evans, consisted of a series of capital views of the Holy Land, and also views of various places in North Wales. This treat was intended for the members of the Band of Hope, and had been provided through the kindness of Alderman Hugh Hughes and Mr. Roger Williams (grocer), Ald- erman H. Hughes manipulating the lantern, and Miss J. E. Jones, (High Street) giving a short description of the various places shown. A cordial vote of thanks was accorded the friends for their kindness.—At nine o'clock, the Rev. O. Evans again presiding, a free entertainment was given, under the auspices of the Tabernacl Mutual Improvement Society. There was a crowded audience, and the following programme was gone through, each of the artistes appearing at their best :—Recitation, Cartref Plant," Miss Katie Griffiths part-song, Ti wyddost beth ddywed fy Nghalon, Mr. T. W. Hughes's Party; song, Dyffryn Clwyd," Miss M. M. Evans reading coni petition, j, Miss A. A. Evans,-2, Master Teddy Evans trio, "0 na bawn yn Seren," Mr Evan Evans and friends; hymn-tune, "Uxbridge" Miss A.Jones; recitation, Tatws y Blaenor," Mr. D. Madoc Jones song, "Yr Eneth Ddall," Miss C. M. Jones song, "Dçwch i'r Frwydr," Mr. Evan Evans. Here, a competition in impromptu speech-making took place, but no one was awarded the prize recitation, Beth yw cariad," Mr. D. Madoc Jones. The Chairman having made a few remarks, advising everyone present to resolve to do their best in every way during the New Year, Mr. T. W. Hughes's Party sang "Y bwthyn ar y Bryn," very sweetly.- County-Alderman Edward Jones having proposed, and Alderman H. Hughes having seconded, a hearty vote of thanks to all who had taken part, the meeting ended with the Benediction, pro- nounced bv the Rev. O. Evans. Miss MAUD LANCASTER IN CONWAY.—We are pleased to announce that Miss Maud Lancaster (of London) has kindly consented to give her services next Tuesday evening, January 7th, in aid of the Schools. London and New York newspapers testify to the marvellous nature of her illustrations of her telepathy, and to her wonder- ful display of powers beyond our ken." THE CALAN TEA MEETING AND CONCERT. The annual tea-meeting and concert of the Calvinistic Methodists were held on New Year's Day. At four o'clock the tea was laid on the tables for the adults, the school children having previously had their tea; and all who partook of the dainties provided, enjoyed themselves im- mensely, the remarks on all hands being that the tea was a grand success, one circumstance which went a long way towards bringing-about so ex- cellent a result being the fact that the necessary material had being procured under the superin- tendence of Mrs Llugwy Owen is Prees. The supreme control over theaking ar- rangements had been placed in (able hands of Mrs Pierce P. Williams 'viie bread- cutting, etc., was ably transacted Williams (Ponce-Station), Mrs Jones (CW-reet), Mrs Roberts (Vron Heulog), Miss (Bradford House), Miss Maggie Robertsry' Lodge), and Miss Susannah Evans, and busy work indeed, getting ready the suppcomestihles for the crowd of patrons who roughly ap- preciated the good things di^ at the tea- tables, which were under the presidency ot the following ladies Miss Joýmryd Miss Jones, Rose Hill Street; Mrsnvva^ Jones Miss Harriet Roberts, Paris Miss Wil- liams Cae Gilod Mrs W. G. ins, Bron-yr- Eryr Miss Eleanor Prees A. Jones, Chapel Street; Miss Owen, R House Miss Hughes, London House; Miss, Rose Place; lliss Lily Hughes, Eirianfa.1 Miss Dora arry. Furnishing extra aice wherever leeded most urgeitly,-nz),t, ,o,v there, hid never losing an opportof helping to hake the guests enjoy the CO the utmost, Vere the young men ot the C too numerous b mention individually. Thoolroom was iastefully decorated for tl-asi,)ii by the llisses Prees (2), Lily Hl Dora Parry, tvelyn Jones (Bank), and Hughes; Ales- iames Llugwy Owen and P. Williams ind Mr Owen Evans. In the evening, the con cas held in the tarmel Chapel, where a g<?mber of people lad gathered to avail thetf of the musical i-eat. The pastor (Rev Tynedd Roberts) as the president, this beirflrst appearance ti that capacity since he le Pastor of the Shurch. The following pnme was gone hrough :-Pianoforte soloesper Chimes, liss Myfanvvy Williams ss by the Chair- man chorus, "Magnify, G Carmel Choral Society song, Bwthyn ddifad, blodvven Ddol duett, Peidivvofyn imi Ganu," (Iessrs Williams and Htn^ong, "The Holy iity," Miss McClement, ai the encore-song, 'Alone on the Raft"; solo (encored), 'Berceuse," Master Waiarry; song, "Y ilarchog,' Mr R. Cefni J and as the encore- ong, "A Welwch Chwi Vartett, "Y Bwthyn ir y Bryn," the Misses H and Dougall, and Messrs Williams and HlI, song, My Land if Spain," Blodvven y D.nd as the encore- ong, "Gyda'r Wawr ;ation, "Trychiucb ohnstown," Mr J. Will, part-song, "The ron FOLIrid,!rs, Cartilel 'I Society piano- Orte duett, Reveree did," the Misses Lily nd Ada Hughes; song,dad y udyn, ^liss [ccleinent duett, lsior," Blodvven y and Mr R. Cefni Jc song, Deigryn ar edd fy Mam," Miss lis song (encored), Ta! Ta Mr R. CJones violin solo Encored), Smiling Juniaster Walter Parry; Sng, Hoff VVlad fy Niligaeth," Blodwen y 'dol song, "The St' Bethlehem/' Miss lcClement i descriptive, Niagara, Mr R. Wni Jones, and as thore-song, Ffarwel Jag-gie anthem idigedig fyddo Ar- wyddd DJuw Israel,mel Choral Society 'Hen Wiad fy Nhac Mr E. P. Griffith dte=l as accompanist.-)r.: the Choir sang the Kt anthem, the Chairuroposed a hearty vote o thanks to all the ladud gentlem n who had asisted with the tea-y, and to the artistes t\¡t evening. Dispen with the formality of Suing the proposal sded, the Chairman put t^ motion, which vva:ried cordially.—Mr H. P Wi"'arns proposeid Mr W. G. Williams (Iron yr Eryr) seconck hearty vote of thanks t<the Chairman, and tlas carried unanimously. Great praise is dueie Committee, of which M J. L. Rees (N. P. t) was Serretary, for the sucessful carrying of the tea-party and c rert. 1'- SPECIAESSIONS. ^S\vay, FpfDAVECEMBER 27TH. — Before Ciullcillor D(- K. Ar-Prichard (chairman) aivj Owen Rowland,j. A THIEF ARTED AT OXFORD. leilry Record, ..J.7,emist,lof Boston, Lincoln- shrt;, was chargeJ 1 having stolen on the 4th da, 01 juiy, 1094' the Iwu ot Mr VV. C-. Win t ins, Vhemist, Ctvay, a purse containing a lay'" gold dress f a lady's gold ring a slllI loose peari. about 8s in silver.- f'lie Prsoner, who WilS sted on coming out of H. Mprison, Oxford,Sullly-—Mrs Eilinor 0 v%ams, said that was the wife of Mr W. G. ia;iis. She rembered the 4th day ot July, I 184-. The prisO'itiaUed at the house on that da. He said that- had called for some book tht he had left NN Mr Williams the previous evning. She toldm tint she would look for it, a" went in th prisoner followed her in. 3 purse aod s contents were behind th counter. ler the prisoner left she mej the mir^-She searched tor it, but did no fild it. Sile ld put it there the previous ellning. No 011OLit the prisoner had been in th house. She ntifjed the ring produced as Oil of the two th were in the purse. — William al'n it J"es PUrvis I am an Innkeeper, and live athe Ship lOll, fhmaenbaeh. I remember the Proner comirlg Ibdg-e at my house. He stayed or 9 day- 'he Sunday before he left, he g-"e my \Vlft, lily presence, the ring produced. Hdid not say 'here he had had It.-Edward kYjaM parry (21 said -1 am Police-Constable stio:ied it C°\vay. I received the prisoner f' S the O"fol-d pulice on the 23rd December, 18;. I ct>ar £ e' him with the offence, and he sa I'm g-ilt and you got one ring, and the or one I Pawfied in Liverpool, and my missus h^got the rilrSe.The prisoner was committed torison (or three mouths, with hard labour. □ UNCI^LCR ARTHUR NETHERWOOD, A.R.C.A. —he following- extract appeared in the Hud- dtfield Extmingf of Siturday, December 7th, •' At No 8, Byratn Street, where there is akdmir*ble 'ight for the purpose, Mr Arthur Nj^ervvood, A. R-C.A., the well-known artist, hiQpened liis animal exhibition of his own paint- in in yvater-colours and oils. A few of these which h'j already been seen in the Huddersfield Art S-ety's exhibition it is unnessarv to reter to, as th have already been noticed in our columns; bttentiol1 may properly be drawn to several pijres riot hitherto exhibited in Huddersfield. Ir,ediately on entering the place the visitor will bltruck with a very fine view of Port Dinorwic, w an extensive foreground aglow with masses ofjlden blossomed ragwort, studded with mar- qtjtes and thistles. The distances and sky ef-ts are good, and the picture is altogether b«ltiful. A Summer's Day at Port Dinorwic dt,-t-, an old Welsh woman seated in the open ai knitting, with a tranquil view of the Menai Stits and the Anglesea coast spread out before he There is a very nice feeiing and tone about th work. Another picture of "Port Dinorwic Ba" depicts very cleverly water and weedy bojers on the m irgin in a strong light, and the dei are admirably tre ited. A Quiet After- no," shows Conway and the Castle, with a tisl.t" vessel in the rive,. and a nice view up the 'P stran. The picture, while broad in style, has irnp suggestive detail, and the bright, yet soft atiosphere of a fine day after frost, with its blue hag has an impressive charm. Lnshipping th, Cargo" is decidedly an artist's picture, cl<erly depicting effects of a style in which Mr N her wood excels. It is a view of a portion of C«uvay Quay, with a vessel being unloaded, and a n,iber of busy figures about. The after-effects of rajt with everything wet and shimmering in the sqight, which is strugg ing through the grey-blue cl ,ds and atmosphere, are exceedingly true and ef.ctive, the drawing is excellent, and the picture issliiltul and iinconvential. "Butter-cups and alsies is a charming picture of a local scene, atgradley, which every resident of Huddersfield aq the district who sees it will recognise. It dc,icts the view on a bright, sun-shiny spring day, will admirable composition in the foreground, wi-re two children are on the old steps of a stile, ner a wall, with a basket of the flowers which gif the work its title. The figures and landscape ar admirably drawn and coloured, and the dis- taces are good. Moel-y-Don Ferry, Anglesea," will a view of Port Dinorwic, and Snowdon in th. distance, is very fine in depth of colouring and di[ances, and the sky effects and lighting are exceedingly good. Another extreme of atmos- pheric conditions which Mr Netherwood excels in depicting is strong sunshine from a cloudless sky in very hot weather. A beautiful example of his abilitv in this line is to be seen in A July Day at Aber," in which the drawing is good, the colours clear and bright without being overdone, and the light and shadows cleverly managed. Late Autumn and An Autumn Flood," companion views taken on the stream at Aber, are remark- ably strong and beautiful pictures, the trees and boulders being very fine, the rushing foaming water de'. idediv forceful and faithful, and the colouring very rich. Two other companion pictures of lower tones are also exceedingly good, namely -"Stormy Weather, Great Orme's Head," and "Little Orme's Head." The latter is par- ticularly bold, and yet finely painted. These are all water-colours, but amongst Mr Netherwood's collection are some very fine oil paintings, previously noticed in these columns. We have pleasure in advising art connoisseurs to go and view the collection." THE BOGUS SCHOLASTIC FRAUD SENTENCE. Yesterday, January 2nd, at Carnarvon County Hall, before the Lord-Lieutenant and numerous magistrates, at the Carnarvonshire Quarter Ses- sions, John Paget alias William Ridley Carr alias Henry Parker, etc., etc., an alleged Anglo- Indian scholastic agent, was convicted of obtain- ing by false pretences at Conway, and was sen- tenced to twelve months hard labour.—Mr James Porter prosecuted, and Mr J. B. Allanson (Carnar- von) defended.
Carnarvon County Governing Body. LLANDUDNO AND ITS SCHOOL. A meeting of the Carnarvonshire County Gov- erning Hody under the Intermediate Education Scheme, took place on Tuesday, December loth, under the presidency of the Chairman (Mr D. P. Williams), when Mr Richard Conway moved that 14 Llon the Board should give its consent to an application by the Local Governing Hody of Conway-cum- Llandudno to have their School opened on tempor- ary premises at Llandudno. Mr Issard Davies said that he should certainly object to the School being permanently erected at Llandudno. His recollection, as a member of the Joint Education Committee, was that it was intended to open the school at Conway, or the neighbourhood. Mr U. rt. uaroisnire, as L-nairman or lne Conwav-cum Llandududno Local Governing Body, said that the Committee's decision had not been come to hastily. The reason why Llandudno j was selected was because the town had risen 1 nobly to the occasion, and, while he believed that Llandudno would be inconvenient as the perma- nent locale of the School, he was also afraid that, unless this application was entertained, there would be inseparable barriers in the way of building a School elsewhere in the District. A deputation from Pentn tenmawr, consisting of the Rev D. P. D ivies, Mr and Mrs Kneeshaw, and Dr Hughes, attended to object to the location of the School at Llandudno, unless the Local Governors were willing to grant scholarships to children from that neighbourhood at the Bangor School, as being the most convenient. Principal Reichel, who was a member of the Joint Education Committee, said that the Com- mittee considered that the the School was exist- ing at Conway or near Deganwy. If located at Llandudno, then they certainly thought that Pen- maenmawr should be out of the District. Mr John Davies seconded Mr Conway's pro- posal, while, as an amendment, Mr C. H. Darbi- shire moved that the application be not granted unless the Local Governing Body adopted a resolution making the scholarships available either at Llandudno or Bangor, at the desire of the parents. Dr Lioyd seconded. After much discussion Mr Conway withdrew his motion in favor of the amendment, which was unanimously agreed to. A Committee was appointed to inspect the p!ans of ttil- Llandudno School premises, and four members weie appjinleJ to Governing Body in the selection of a headmaster. A communication was received from the associ- ation of intermediate Headmasters, asking that represetatives of their body should be permitted to attend on the County Body in a consultative capacity and, on the motion of Mr Greaves, it was decided to allow a headmaster and head- mistress to attend.
The Pass."—A Sketch. (Lines 0:1 a lovelv and romantic drive through "The Pass," amongst the mountains from Colwyn Bay to Penmaeninawr.) The day was bright-our hearts were light, When lour-in-hand we went, With co icnman gay, in scarlet coat. Loud notes from bugle sent. We drove through lovely lanes and ro-Ads- Old Conway now in sight, The ruined castle stands so bold, Covered with ivy bright. Around its walls for ages past, Bring memories of the past, Of battles fought and victories won, This ruin e'er will last. The bridge we crossed in splendid style. With dangerous jerks and curves; Happy for those of robust frame, Favoured with strengthened nerves. Then on and on through winding lanes, Each scene was ever new; At last we reached the mountain pass, A splendid sight in view. A view so weird—grand—sublime, We never shall forget, j Here nature's beauty ever wild From morn till eve's sunset. Our coachman blew his bugle loud, Its echo sounds so clear, 'Tis quite a feature of this drive,— Distinct, seems ever near. The well-trained horses knew the route, So oft been traversed o'er, Our trusty coachman young and fair, Well-versed in mountain lore. Adonis like. with eyes so blue, A handsome youth was he, The envy of his own male sex, And fair ones loved to see. The gentle sheep are wandering o'er The steeps of mountain side, Their home midst paths of rock and moor, Would ever thus abide. Oh nature wild—sublime and fair, | Formed by a Master's hand, Where'er we go on English soil, Or e'en in foreign land. J We trace Thy handiwork so great O'er mountains-rock and sea, With pastures green, or sandy soil, Wherever we may be. At last wa reach the mountain side, With Penmaenmawr in view, Facing the sea, with spacious beach, With villas old and new. See Puffin Island on the sea, And Anglesea we scan, So strange, and far away from home, A home for brave old fisherman. Then homeward bound we spin along, So merry each are we, 'Midst mountains gre-en, and grey old rocks, On left-the bright blue sea. Thus ends a glorious happy day Of sunshine—gay and bright, Favoured by summer's brightest smile, OM hearts and spirits light. K. L. SHAW WOOD. Printed and Published bv R. K. Jones & Brothers, at J their Printing Works, 3. Rose Hill Street, Conway, an 1 Published at the Central Library, Colwyn Bay. _r ¥ A