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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. (Eiigli,3 h Services).— Next Sunday: Morning 11.0, evening 6.30, Mr J. Marshall. 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. ioq— A CONCERT DESERVING SUPPORT.—Commen- cing at 7.0 p.m. on February 3rd, a grand concert will be given (in aid of Mr Eolward Bather, who has been ailing for some time past) at the Market Hall, Conway. A FORTHCOMING MISSION.—Canon Williams, of St David's, will give addresses at special services to be held daily during a Mission in Conway during the last week in January. The services will be held as follows: -Eiiglish, 10.30 a.m.; Children's, 4.0 p.m., Welsh, 7.0 p.m. AN ENJOYABLE ENTERTAINMENT THIS EVENING. —This (Friday) evening, January 21th, a grand mu- sical and dramatic entertainment at the Conway Workingmen's Conservative Club, will include Harry Pleon's Dramatic Sketch Oil the Brain." The artistes are Miss Theresa Vaughan, Miss Florie Moore, and Messrs Owen Edwards, J. A. Ball, and S. W. Birnham. REVIVAL SERVICES NEAR AT HAND.—Com- mencing next Sunday, January 26th, a series of Revival Meetings will be hel,1 uuder the patronage of the Welsh Wesleyan Church, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. when Mr W. 0. Jones (Aber) will officiate, and the Rev Hugh Jones (Tregarth) will officiate from Jan. uary 27th to January 31st at Services commencing at 7.0 p.m. LLANGYSTENIN CHRISTMAS TREE.—On Friday, January 17th, the Sunday School held at the Llan- gwstenin National School had a treat, in the shape of a < 'hristmas-tree (.Lt the Schoolroom), provitte-I by M.iss Symon Is of l'alysarn. When the proceedings commenced at six o'clock, tho tree presented a. very beautiful appearance, being gaily decorated, and illuminated with variously coloured candles. On account of their number and weight, all the presents could not bj hung up After a few introductory remarks by RJV W. Davies (Rector) and a little singing, games were indulged in. rhese afforded a great deal of amusement to those who took part in them, and also to the onlookers. Play being over, M.ss Symonds distributed the presents. Each pupil received an article of clothing, a toy, a packet of sweets, an apple, and an orange, and also a mince- pie on leaving. The Rector, arter referring to Miss Symonds's kindness and generosity, asked those present to show their appreciation of the same by clapping their hands. Needless to say, the cheers were loud a.nd prolonged, and thus a very enjoyable evening and one that will live long in the children's mem ries, was brought to a close. CONWAY RATEPAYERS AND THE RAILWAY COM- PANY.—At a meeting of owners and ratep vyers in the Borough of Oonway, held, in the Guild Hall, on M >nday evening, January 20th, Alderman tlugh Hughes (who presided) moved, and it was forthwith unanimously resolved, That it is expedient the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of this Borough do oppose the London and North-Western Company's 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 Rjad leading from the Llandudne Junction Railway Crossing to Marl Lodge, and the substitution of u. new Road in place thereof, so as to enable the Town Council, if necessary, to have the said Bill amended or otherwise, to protect the interest of the inhabitants of the Bsrough, and that the costs, charges, and expenses in relation thereto tie charged upon the Borough Fund and the Conway Bridge Fund in equal proportions." CONWAY LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY. —On Tuesday evening, January 14th, at the Society's meeting, at the Guild Hall, Conway, Vice-President J. Roger Dawson in the chair, Mr W. Smith moved, and the chairman seconded, a vote of condolence with the relatives of the late Superintendent H. D. Williams, who was a member of the Society. The Society passed this vote in solemn silence, and afterward, as a further mark of respect, adjourned without reading the minutes or transacting other business. LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY.—A popular concert will be held in the Guild Hall next Tuesday evening (January 28th), when solos (instrumental and vocal), quartetts, and recitations, will be given by members and friends. Doors open at 7.40, to commence at 8.10 sharp. Members are admitted tree non-members wiil be charged 3d each. THE LLANDUDNO AND CONWAY COUNTY SCHOOL.—In connexion with the School (Dual) recently established at Llandudno under the Carnarvonshire Scheme of Intermediate Education, it is announced that the Entrance Examination will be held at 9.30 a.m. next Tuesday, at the School, and that the first term commences on Monday, February ioth. For further details, see our advertising columns. VALE OF CONWAY CALVINISTIC METHODIST MONTHLY MEETING.—At this assemblage, on January 15th, at the Cannel C. M. Chapel, Conway, Mr. Benjamin Williams (Llandudno), after some business had been transacted, installed as his successor in the Moderatorship the Rev. Do Charles Evans, F.G.S., who thereafter presided. The Rev T. Gwynedd Roberts was received into membership, and votes of sympathy were passed with several deacons who were lying on beds of sickness, and with the relatives of three of the Monthly Meeting's members who had died since .e the previous assemblage, namely. Superintendent H. D. Williams, Conway Mr. Evan Williams, Eglwysbach and the Rev. William Roberts, Llanrwst. The Revs. Robert Roberts and Morris Davies (both of Llanrwst) were respectively appointed to examine and receive the experiences of several newly-elected candidates for the diacon- ate, the Rev. T. Gwynedd Roberts being appointed to deliver the charge on the candidates being received into the Monthly Meeting as deacons. The morning session concluded with a celebration of the Holy Communion, by the Revs Dr. Cynhafal Jones (Colwyn Bay), H. Barrow Williams (Llan- dudno), and T. M. Jones (Penmachno). At the afternoon session, the next assemblage was decided to be held, at Talybont, on February 26th and 27th, and the question of joining the Bryn- Pydew Cause with that of Mochdre (instead of Deganwy, as hitherto), was discussed and deferred. VALE OF CONWAY CONGREGATIONALISTS.—On Monday, January 13th, the monthly meeting of the Congregational ministers of the Vale of Conway and the District, was held at Conway, under the presidency of the Rev. D. S. Thomas (Llanrwst).-The Rev. R. Peris-Williams (Llan- dudno) read a paper, by the late Rev. Dr Dale, on "The Atonement" and this was followed by a discussion.—The Rev. W. Evans-Jones informed the meeting that a new Church had been formed at Bethel, Colwyn.-A resolution was unanimously passed against further endowing the sectarian Schools, and the Rev. D. S. Thomas was appoint- ed to present the resolution at the Voluntary Schools Conference to be held next month at Rhyl. FUNERAL OF THE LATE SUPERINTEND- ENT H. D. WILLIAMS. As was briefly intimated in The Weekly News of January 17th, all that was mortal of the late Supt H. D. Williams, of Conway, was interred in the family- vault at St Michael's Churchyard, Bettwsycoed, 011 Thursday, January 16th. The preliminary proceedings at Conway were attended by a large number of people, many of whom went to Bettws, where they were rein- forced by others of the deceased Superintendent's friends residing in the upper portions of the Vale of Conway. After a brief service (at the deceased's residence) conducted by the Revs Dr Llugwy Owen and David Williams, a procession was formed, and the mournful cortege left the Police Station soon after ten o'clock, and wended its way to the Carmel Calvinistic Metho- dist Chapel, which was crowded with a sympathetic congregation. As the body was being borne into the Chapel, which was draped in black, Mr D. L. Hughes played on the harmonium Mendelssohn's All ye that cry unto the Lord," the Dead March in Saul im. pressively marking the conclusion of the service con- ducted by the Revs T. Gwynedd Roberts, D. Charles Evans (F.G.S.), T. M. Jones (Penmachno), and Dr N. Cynhafal Jones (Colwyn Bay). In the Chapel were sung Hymns 353 and 852 (C.M. Hymn-book),—the former, "Tra, Arglwydd, yn y byd," being the de- ceased's favourite hymn; and tne latter, "Nis gallodd angeu du," being sung to the last tune the deceased (when young) had taught the Choir at his home, Eglwysfach (Cardiganshire), before going out into the world. On leaving the Chapel, the procession was again formed, and slowly passed through Conway and on to Llandudno Junction, where the funeral party entrained for Bettwsycoed. Heading the procession at Conway were a number of ministers and deacons, the ministers including (among others, and in addition to those already named) the Revs Lewis Ellis (Rhyl), H. Barrow Wil- liams (Llaududno), John Edwards and Thomas Parry (Colwyn Bay), and T. D. Jones and Owen Evans (Conway). Immediately following, was the members of the deceased's Sunday School Class (all adults), carrying a splendid wreath, as a token of esteem and respect for their departed teacher. Next came the deceased's medical attendant, Councillor Dr R. Art.hur-Prichard, J.P., C.C., who was accompanied by several magisterial brethren,-Couticillor Humphrey Lewis (Mayor of Conway), County-Alderman Elias Jones, and Messrs Albert Wood and Owen Rowland. After the Magistrates' Clerk (Mr James Porter) and the Town Clerk (Mr T. E. Parry), Inspector Hamp- shire (R. S. P. C. A.) and ex-Inspector Roberts, came the Chairman of the Conway Divisional Bunch (Mr Henry Kneeshaw, DL.), who, side by side with the Chief Constable (Colonel Ruck), marched at the head of a detachment of Carnarvonshire Constabulary, including Sergeants Rees, Breese, Jones, and Griffiths, and under the command of Inspector Rowland (Pwll- heli) and Sergeant Watkin Owen (Bettwsycoed). Following this first detachment of police, the coffin, on which lay wreaths from the C oiway Divisional Police, Mr James Porter, Mr David Jones (Metropo- litan Bank, and Mr and Mrs Davies (Liverpool), was borne shoulder-high by constables in relays, the remainder of this detachment of twelve police-officers (under Supt H. T. Harris) c Hning next after the coffin. Then followed three carriages containing the chief mourners, and these were followed by a very representative throng of the general public, including most of the members of the Conway 1-orporation and municipal officials, County-Alderman Edward Jones, Inspector Elias Davies, Mr J. P. Griffiths, etc., etc. The chief mourners were :—-Mrs Williams, widow Messrs O. James Willi tms and John Williams, sons Miss Myfanwy Williams, daughter; Mr J. D. Elias, son-in-law Mrs O. J. Williams, daughter-in-law Mr Lewis Williams (Penygroes), brother; Mrs Mary Evans (Derwenlas) and Mrs Wilis Jones (B Lrinotith), sisters Messrs R. and D. Griffiths and E. M ttthews (Aberdare), J. O. Williams ( rroe tyrhiv), and Lewis and O. 3. Williams (Penygroes), nephews; and Miss Cissie Smkey Williams (Ahrdùvey), grand-daughter. At Bettwsycoed, a procession was again formed, among those augmenting it being the Rsvs John Owen, Ellis Willi tm3, and T. H. RIWSKI Williams, all of Bettwsycoed Supt Jarvis, of Llanrwst and Mr Humphreys, representing Mr James (Clerk to the Bettwsycoed Justices). In the ancient Church, the hymn" 0 fryniau C.Lel.salem ceir gweled was sung to the tune Orugybar." The Vicar of Battwsycoed (Rev J. Jones) was the officiating minister. The in- terment was in a new bricked family-vault alongside of the grave of the deceased's predecessor in the Conway Superintendentship (the late Mr Evans, who latterly, after his superannuation, was lau llord of the Glan Aber Hotel, Bettwsycoed). The coffin, which was of polished oak, bore massive brass-and-ebony furniture and a brass name-plate Ilpm which was engraved- HUGH DAVIES WILLIAMS, Died January 13th 1896, Aged 61 Years" Mr John Griffiths (Bvig >r-road, Conway) was the undertaker. CONWAY-CUM-LLANDUDNO LOCAL GOVERNING BODY. At the Conway-cum-Llandudno (Intermediate E In. cation) Local Governing Body's meeting, at Conway, on Thursday afternoon, January 16th, the Chairman (County-Councillor C. H. Darbishire, J.P.) presided, and there were also present County-Alderman Elias Jones, Councillor Dr M. J. M Jrgan, and Messrs W. Bevan, J. Allanson Picton. J. P. Griffiths, and John Owen (Honorary Clerk), and the newly-appointed Headmaster of the D strict Intermediate School (Mr J. M. A. Thompson, M.A., Second Master of Friars' since 1884). It was decided that the School should be opened on February 10th next. Alderman Elias Jones, Mr Bevan, and the Hon. Clerk, were appiinte 1 to inquire as to what arrangements and terms could be made as to providing a substantial mid-day meal for the day- scholars from a distance. Mr Thompson was author- ised to engage an assistant tutor and a head mistress. It was said that there would probibly be about sixty pupils the first term. The Hon. Clerk read the following resolution passed by the Penmaenmawr Com nittee Thtt this Com- mittee views with disatisfaction the determination of the Local Governing Body or the Conway-with-Llan- dudno District to refuse the piyment of railway fares for children from Penmaenmiwr who may attend Friars School, Bangor, whilst offering such payment to children attending the Llandudno School. They would regard such an arrangement as practically an- nulling the concession made by the Local Governing Body on behalf of the Penmaenmawr scholars now attending Friars School. They would once more urge that in the existing state of the train service be- tween Penmaenmawr and Llandudno any difficulty created in the attendance of Penmaenmawr children at Llandudno is practically an embargo upon the secondary education of the parish." The Chairman said that there was evidently a mis- understanding which would be rectified by the County Governing B)dy. Mr John Owen, who has acted as Honorary Clerk since the formation of the Local Governing Body, intimated that now that the School had been esta- blished he intended resigning, feeling that there should be a paid Clerk's appointment. The Chairman and Mr Bevan spoke strongly of the admirable manner in which Mr Owen ha 1 undertaken a responsible honorary duty. The Hon. Clerk drew attention to a telegram sent by the headmaster of Friars' Grammar School to the parents of children from Penmaenmawr, urging that the children should continue to attend at Bangor in preference to Llandudno. He (the Hon Clerk) held that it was a gross interference with the business of the Board, and that no headmaster had any right to t ike such a step. The Chairman said that there was 110 doubt that Mr Glyn Williams had done what was very wrong in sending t'lese telegrams. Mr Allanson Picton: Tha best thing to do is to put it in the Are, as should have been done with the telegram of the Emperor of Germany. Alderman Elias Jones th night that Mr Glyn Williams should be told that he. as an otfijial of the County Gover- ning B>dy, hal no business to take the step that he had done. PRESENTATION TO THE REV. T. GWYNEDD ROBERTS. At the Arvon Monthly Meeting, at the Moriah Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Carnarvon, on Monday, January 13th, the Rev. T. Gwynedd Roberts was presented with an illuminated address, together with a purse containing X56 17s. 6d., on the occasion of his resignation of the secretaryship of the Monthly Meeting on his removal to the Conway District. For a period of 25 years Mr. Roberts had been the pastor of the Rhostryfan Calvinistic Motho list Church. He resigned the pastorate a few years back, and came to reside at Cirnirvon, where he took an active interest in all work connected with Moriah Church. A few months ago, he received an invitation from the Cal- vinistio Methodist Church at Conway to become their pastor. At first he hesitated, but upon further pressure he accepted the call, in consequence of which he resigned the secretaryship of the Monthly Meeting, which he had held for twenty years. The proceedings were conducted by Mr. Edwards (Caerhun), the chairman of the Monthly Meeting. After a few remarks by the Revs. W. Jones (Portdinorwic) and T. Roberts (Jerusalem), the latter referring to Mr. Roberts as an ideal secretary, Mr. J. E. Roberts (Mayor of Bangor) secretary to the movement, was called upon to present the address, which had been beautifully executed on vellum by Mr. S. Maurice Jones, Carnarvon. The address stated that the recipient had discharged the duties of secretary to the Monthly Meeting, for twenty years, with unfailing regularity and extraordinary care, p ecision, and zeal that he had only missed two meetings during his long term of office; that lie had ably ministered to the same Church for twenty-five years, and that his services were acceptable and efficient throughout the whole District. The nurse was presented by Mr. J. W. Jones, Plasybryn. the treasurer, who had taken an active interest in promo- ting the testimonial, and had subscribed tio himself, and had also given the handsome purse. In responding, Mr Roberts took occasion to review the history of the Monthly Meeting ùur,ng the long neiiod he had been connected with it, and remarked that, although death had deprived them of very many great and good men whose loss had not yet been made good, he believed that the Monthly Meeting was at present as strong and capable as ever. GYFFIN CHOIR SUPPER. In accordance with It: annual custom, the Rector of Gyffin (Rev. T. R Elhs) entertained his Choir, on Thursday evening, January 16th, at the Aberconwy Temperance Hotel, to supper, admirably catered by Mrs. Jones, the menu being as follows — Roasts.—Goose and Apple Sauce Ducks Turkey and S iusages Beef Leg of Mutton, Vegetables.— Potatoes; Carrots; Turnips; Brussel Sprouts. Sive,ts.-Plum Pu Iding and Sweet Sauce; Bishop's Pudding; Custards; Mince Pies; Rupberry Jam Tarts. The chair was occupied by Mr. P. J. Webster, and the vice-chair by Councillor Elward Roberts, and, after justice had been done to the good things so bountifully provided and so admirably served, the Rector, proposing the loyal toast (which was enthus- iastically honoured), said that the Queen was a monarch better than Emperors and Sultans,—she was in touch with her subjects, and in any calamity she was the first to sympathise with the sufferers. He sincerely hoped that Her Gracious Majesty would be spared to her subjects for many years, and that she might vanquish and overcome all her enemies (of whatever nationality they might be). It was a time when there were rumours of wars abroad, but ha sincerely hoped that unity, peace, and concord would prevail among all the nations. Britons should at the same time show all the world that the British Lion was not an animal that could be beaten and belaboured. Some had of late thought of amusing themselves by having a twist at the tail of the British Lion, but, when they saw its teeth, they rin awiy, finding that they had at last roused its anger. The Rev. J. Harries (Curate of Conway), proposing the toast of the Rector, said that anyoue wishing to paint a picture of good-nature, should haue Mr. Ellis to sit for him; and he (Mr. Harries) felt certain that the Choir Treat was an outcome of th,.t g nd-uature Proceeding, he urged upon Churchmen to be united in the defence of their ancient Church, which had such an ancient Liturgy,—associated with some of the greatest men that Christendom had ever seen those who knew anything of the history of the Liturgy felt that they were using the same prayers as those gianta who moulded its formularies. Fhe toast having been honoured, the Rector res- ponded, and, in the courso ot his remarks, asked why people should complain that the Church in Wales was a foreign Church, when the other religious Societies could be traced to foreign sources. For inst wee, was John Calvin a Welshman, or was John Wesley a Welshman ? And yet the Wesleyans and Calvinists were not said to hold fast by an alien religion. The Chairman successively proposed"a vote of thanks to the Choirmaster (Mr. Mooses Parry) for his kiudness and courtesy during the past year, and the toast of The M lyor (Councillor Humphrey Lewis)," coupling with the latter the name of Councillor Edward Roberts, who responded. The tables were then cleared, and a concert ensued, the Choirmaster accompanying on the planoforte. The R3ctor consented to occupy the chair until nearly tell o'clock, and when he left he called up jti Councillor Robert-i to take his pi ice. The program ue was as follows :—Pianoforte solo, Hochzeit's M trch," Mr. Moses Parry anthem," G.vYlJ ei fyd a ystyria wrth y tlawd," the Choir; song and chorus, Gnewch bobpath yn Cymraeg," Mr. Rjoert Davies and Choir; carol, Wele ganwyd y Messia," the Choir song' Hen gartre fy ngwlad," Mr. Joseph Jones; carol, Wele n wir ddirgelwch gwiwlan," the Choir pianoforte solos, Rhyfelgyrch gwyr Harlech, "Cader Idris,"t.).nd'' CjdiadyrEhedydd," Mr. Mosea Parry penillion, H )b y deri dan do," all present song, "Cwymp Llewelyn," Mr. J. Tnomas Jones; anthem, Hwn fydd Mavvr," the Choir son" The Warrior Bold," Mr. P.J. Webster song and chorus Annie Dag o'r Glyn," Mr. Robert Davies and Choir • song, Mr. William Fouikes carol, Pa beth ydywr canu melusber," the Choir; song, Yr Eryr," Mr. Owen Trevor; thule, God Save the Queen." Councillor Roberts then proposed a very hearty vote of thanks to Mrs. Junes, and said that he felt that all present would cordially agree with him when he s tid that the catering was all that could be desired, add that Mrs. Jones had excelled her high reputation in Conway it was not his first visit to toe Aberconwy, but he could assure them that, although he was very well pleased on the formar occisions5, he had now received greater gratification than ever. The vote having been ctrriel with enthusiastic acclamation, jMr. hd^varl Jones (Cae'r-gron) briefly responded in fitting terms. THE FANCY DRESS BALL AT PLAS MAWR. In connexio 1 with th Fancy Dress Ball to be held, at Plas Mawr, Co.i%v. ty. oa February 4th, to signalise the opaning of the Royal Cambrian Academy's new Gallery, it has Just been announced that tickets may be obtained oa application to the Honorary Secretary, Plas Mawr, Conway, it being requested that each application be accompanied by the requisite remitt- ance and that, while uniforms and Court costumes are aumissable, ordinary evening dress is debarred. From an authoritative source it is learnt that a newspaper announce- ment.(on Tuesday) that about 500 tickets had already bse.i sold is incorrect, no tickets having then been issued, and the booking being barely beyond a rudinuntary stage 01 Wednesday evening. Lord Mostyn, whose ancient family residence Plas Mawr was, and who has leased the building- to tqe Academy, of which Mr. Clarence Whaite is President, on easy terms, is, by a happy coincidence, to take the prominent part in the management of the Ball. Among a long list or distinguished patrons, we also notice the names of the Earl of Denoigh, Lord Curing-toil, Lord and Ladv Penrhvn Alderman tne Hon. Henry Mostyn and Mrs. Mostvn, His Worship the Mayor of Conway (Councillor Humphrey the ex-Mayor (Councillor Dr. R. Arthur-Prichard, C.C.), the High Sheriff of Carnarvonshire (Mr. J. A. A Williams^ J.P.), Major-General Thackwell, Colonel Daviesl Cooke, Colonel and Mrs, Piatt, Colonel the Hon W E Sackville West. Colonel W. Cornwallis \Vest, His Worship the Mayor of Carnarvon (Alderman Richard Thomas J.P.), and many others.

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