Carnarvonshire Joint Police j Committee. At the quarterly meeting, on Thursday, January 23rd, at Carnarvon, the Chairman (Mr J. E. Greaves, Lord-Lieutenant) presiding, the Chief Constable (Colonel Ruck), stated that he regret- ted to say that the death of Superintendent Wil- liams had been reported.—In accordance with the report of the Committee, a gratuity ot £ 293 5s was voted the widow of the late Superintendent, his service in the Carnarvonshire Constabulary having extended over thirty-four years. In reply to several members, the Chief Con- stable said that he had no objection to inform the Committee of the new appointments he intended to make. Inspector Rowland, now of Pwllheli, would be appointed to the Conway Superinten- dentship, and Sergeant Jones, now at Bethesda, would become Inspector to the Pwllheli Division. A report was presented re the salaries of Justices' Clerks, and in this it was recommended, as to the Conway Division, that the salary be increased from £230 to £ 250 per annum.—The report was provisionally accepted, but the Justi- ces' Clerks were invited to attend a conference with the Committee, to state their views, before the report should be finally dealt-with. The Chief Constable read a letter giving the terms upon which the use of the telephone would be granted the police.—The letter was laid on the table.—Dr R. Arthur-Prichard said that the tele- phone would not be brought to Conway because they could not geta sufficientnumberof subscribers there, and the Rev Spinther James retorted, amid laughter, that that was one good argument for the removal of the Divisional-police-headquarters to Llandudno. Messrs T. W. Griffith and William Evans attended, as a deputation (from Llandudno), in favour of having the Conway Petty-Sessional headquarters removed from Conway to Llandudno. Mr Griffith explained that they were there on be- half of the Llandudno District Council, to make the application, for the Council considered that the vacancy in the superintendency gave them an opportunity of suggesting that the new superin]) tendent should be located at Llandudno instead of at Conway. The population of Llandudno in winter was 8500 in summer, from 25,000 to 30,000, and sometimes it rose to between 40,000 and 50,000. The rateable value of Llandudno— and he wished to palce particular stress on this fact-was £ 63,916, or six times the rateable value of any other place in the Division. The cases for hearing were exceedingly numerous, especially in v the summer season. An officer with greater authority than a Sergeant, should be stationed there. In the municipal buildings which Llan- dudno intended to erect, the public room would be available. for a Court-room, and it would be spacious add well-adapted in every way. A Superintendent's house might be erected on land adjoining the municipal buildings. The train service to and from Llandudno was quite equal to that of any place on the main line. The number of Police Constables stationed at Llandudno, was greater than that of any other place in the county. Mr William Evans added that the winter popu- lation of the town was increasing at the rate of 200 a year. About 10,000 excursionists visited Llandudno almost every day in July, August, and September. Mr Kneeshaw asked the deputation what bene- fits would accrue from the change. Mr T. W. Griffith replied that one benefit would be, that it would confer a certain dignity upon Llandudno, which was the chief town in the district. (Laughter.) There was no complaint whatever against the Sergeant located in the town, but it was suggested that he might be removed to Conway, and the new Superintendent appointed to Llandudno. The Chairman pointed out that the proper way to go ahout the business, would be for any mem- ber of the Committee who was in favour of the change, to give notice of motion for the next meeting. Mr T. W. Griffith, in reply to a remark, said that the fact that Llandudno possessed a popula- tion of 8,500, would account tor more cases there than from a town of 2,000 population. They in Llandudno were going to build a residence for the Superintendent, but, of course, would expect the county to pay rent for it. The Rev Spinther James then gave notice of his intentijn to propose at the next meeting that the change be made.
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A Conway Divisional Magistrate's "Impressions of Wales." The inaugural address for the current session of the BangorStudents' NationalSociety, was deliver- ed on Thursday evening, January 16th, in the new hall of the North Wales University College, by Mr. J. Allanson Picton, M.A., J.P.. the former Member for Leicester. The chair was occupied by the president, Mr. J. E. Lloyd, and there was a larger and enthusiastic audience. Mr. Picton, who had chosen for his subject "An Englishman's Impressions of Wales," said that his first experience of the Principality dated from 1847, a time when the railway system was in its infancy and when railway travelling was a luxury. Since that time he had travelled over a good deal of Europe, from Norway to Naples and from Tours to Berlin, but he had never seen any spot which he would prefer to Dwygyfylchi for his home, or as it was called, Penmaenmawr. After referring to the natural beauties of the country, he said that the modern invasion of Wales by culture, science, commerce, and manufacture, as well as by railways, capital, intermediate schools and colleges, had made a greater difference in the relations of English and Welsh races than had been effected during any or all of the preceding centuries. That this process of amalgamation should be accompanied by a remarkable revival of National or racial sentiment in Wales appeared at first sight paradoxical, but it was very natural. He thought the native population had special characteristics. Physically they were a very interesting type. In stature and thews and sinews they could not indeed, rival those parts of England where Norse blood pre- vailed, but fine features were, to his thinking, unusually common amongst them. He had met within a week or two in Wales more faces that would afford a study to an artist than in a day's journey in England. Mathew Arnold attributed to the Celtic races as distinguished from the Teutonic a finer appreciation of from in literature, and a greater lucidity of expression. The ex- tremely technical rules which, as he understood, had to be observed by bards in building-up Welsh metres was probably an outcome or survival of that racial devotion to form. He referred to the well-know novel "Rhys Lewis," and commented upon the characters mentioned in it, and criticised to some extent the creations of the author, stating that the death scene of "Seth" was to his mind one of the most touching literary pictures he had ever met with. Whilst Wales, in proportion to its population, could hardly be said to have pro- duced more than its share of such artistes as Ben Davies and Mary Davies, who had attained a world-wide fame, on the other hand it was very rare to find a Welshman without a musical voice. They appeared also to have an intimate faculty for part-singing, to which they took quite natur- ally and instinctively. In conclusion, he said that whilst keeping up the Welsh language it was a necessity that English must take first place in law, business, politics, and all the greater affairs of life, except only religion. The devoutness of the Welsh people and their love for the rhapsodical pulpit eloqueuce to which Welsh so readily lent itself, would keep the language alive, but parents who had their children's best interests at heart would be well advised if they brought them up to think in English on all ordinary affairs of life.
Llandudno Police Court. THE LATE SUPT. H. D. WILLIAMS. At the Conway Divisional Police Court, holden at Llandudno on Monday, January 20th, the Chairman (Mr. Henry Kneeshaw) said that, before proceeding with the business of the Court, he wished to refer to the unexpected death of Supt. H. D. Williams, of Conway, who had been taken ill a fortnight ago, when the Police Court was being held at Conway. It was a very happy removal possibly for him, but a very sad one for his relatives and friends. As far as the discharge of the Supt.'s duties went, he (the Chairman) could only speak of it in terms of the highest commendation, and it was the desire of the Court that their Clerk should take a note of the admir- able manner in which those duties were carried out while Supt. Williams had charge of the Division. He also formally moved a vote of condolence with the deaceased's widow and family. Dr. K. H. Bold Williams said that, with the permission of his brother magistrates, he wished to support the Chairman's remarks. In the conduct of cases, Supt. Williams was always fair to a degree, and appeared always animated by the most conscientious motives. Mr. R. S. Chamberlain, on behalf of the solicitors practising in the Division, endorsed the remarks which had fallen from the Bench, adding that it was the general testimony of the legal profession that the late Supt. Williams discharged his duties with the utmost fearlessness and independence, while he also had a fair and full appreciation of what his duties and privileges were when prosecuting in police cases. In the speaker's opinion, the late Supt. had always conducted his cases with care, and he was one who had never come into collision with the legal profession. He (Mr. Chamberlain) was much affected by the decease of a man whom they all respected, but the pain of such sudden wrenches was part of the penalty attaching to public life. The Chairman thanked Mr. Chamberlain for giving utterance what he had said, because it was what the Bench could not have said themselves.
The R.C.A. Annual Meeting. The annual meeting of the Royal Cambrian Academy, was held, in the Banqueting Hall, at Plas Mawr, Conway, on Saturday, January 25th, the President (Mr. H. Clarence Whaite, R.W.S.) in the chair, the other Academicians present being the Vice-PresideHt (Mr. Cuthbert C. Grundy). the Hon. Secretary (Mr. W. J. Slater), the Hon. Treasurer (Mr. G. Swinford Wood), and Messrs. A. W. Ayling, S. Lawson Booth, J. Pain Davis, John Finnie, B. Fisher, B. Fowler, J. R. G. Grundy, Anderson Hague (R.I), Julius Hare, George Harrison, Leonard Hughes, J. Clinton Jones, Joseph Knight (R.I.), A. F. Perrin, Charles Potter, J. C. Salmon, S. Sidley (R.B.A.), and James T. Watts. Of the Associates, there were present Messrs. Chisolm Cole, B. Hoyles, Harold Hughes (A.R.I.B.A.), G. A. Humphreys (M.S.A.), Paul R. Knight, F. W. Longshaw, and A. Netherwood. A letter of apology for una voidable non-attendance, was received from Mr. George Crozier. It was unanimously resolved, upon the motion of the President, seconded by Mr. Charles Potter, That a sincere vote of condolence and sympathy be respectively conveyed to Her Most Gracious Majesty on the loss which she has sustained through the death of His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Battenberg." A vote in similar terms (mutatis mutandis) was also ordered to be sent to H.R.H. the Princess Beatrice. A vote of congratulation with Sir Frederick Leighton, P. R.A., H.R.C.A., R.W.S., was passed on his elevation to the peerage. The minutes were then read and confirmed. A letter was read from Professor Hubert Herkomer, R.A., R.WS., R.P.E., consenting to become an Honorary Academician. On behalf of the Council, a favourable report was presented by the Curator (Mr. J. R. Furness). It appeared that the Academy was in a flourishing condition. In order to provide the increased accommodation so urgently needed, a new Gallery had been provided at the back of Plas Mawr, being connected with it by a short passage opening out of one of the rooms on the first floor. This Gallery, which is 45 feet long by 27 feet wide, has an entrance from Chapel-street, for use on special occasions. The works were carried out by Messrs. Edward Thorp & Son, contractors, Llandudno, under the personal supervision of Mr. Harold Hughes, from the designs of Messrs. A. Baker and Harold Hughes, of Bangor and London. —The report was adopted, together with a financial statement by the Hon. Sec. It was announced that, as regarded the Fancy Dress Ball fixed for February 4th, to celebrate the completion of the new Gallery erected at Plas Mawr, the Council had decided to postpone it until after the funeral of Prince Henry of Batten- berg. It was reported that there were four vacancies among the Academicians, caused by the deaths of Messrs. George Hayes and J. H. Cole, and by the retirements of Mr. Ll. Williams (F.R.I.B.A., Denbigh) and Alfred Lysaght. Mr. Clarence Whaite, who has held the presi- dei|cy since the initiation of the Academy, was | re-elected President, a cordial vote ot thanks | being passed to him for his services. Mr. Cuthbert C. Grundy was re-elected Vice-President, Mr. W. J. Slater, Hon. Secretary, and Mr. G. Swinford Wood, Hon. Treasurer. The following were placed on the Council (of which the officers are also members) :—'Messrs. A. W. Ayling, George Cockram, J. Pain Davis, John Finnie, Ben Fisher, B. Fowler, Peter Ghent, Anderson Hague, Julius Hare, George Harrison, Leonard Hughes, J. Clinton Jones, Joseph Knight, A. F. Perrin, Charles Potter, and J. C. Salmon. An adjournment then took place for dinner, which was served in the Chamber of Presence, the chair and vice-chair being respectively occupied by the President and the Vice-President. After dinner, the meeting was resumed in tl;e Banqueting Hall, where Messrs Paul R. Knight, F. W. Longshaw, and Parker Hagarty were elected to till three out of the four vacancies among the Academicians, Messrs. Knight and Longshaw being afterwards elected Hon. Auditors. I To Associateships, the meeting elected Messrs. J. Finnemore, 16. Nassingten-road, Hampstead J. Parker (R.W.S.), 5, Melma-place, Grove End- road, St. John's Wood; W. Stephenson, Deganwy and Albert S. Wood, Conway. Messrs. julius Hare, George Harrison, Leonard Hughes, and J. Clinton Jones were appointed the Hanging Committee of the Academy's 1896 Exhibition at Plas Mawr, and in connexion with this it was arranged that May 8th and 9th, should be the Receiving Days May 19th, Varnishing Day May 20th, Press View May 23rd, Private View; May 25th, Opening of Exhibition; October 31st, Closing of Exhibition. The meeting closed with votes of thanks to the officers for services rendered during the past year, coupled with congratulations upon the good financial position of the Academy.
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