LIDBETTER & LONGMAID, Family Grocers, Bakers, and Provision Merchants, Abergele & Belgrave Roads, COLWYN BAY, Sole Manufacturers of Montgomerie's Patent Malt Bread. Finest Danish, Irish, and Welsh Butters. Special Agents for Colombo Ceylon Tea, 2/- lb. Families waited upon for Orders daily. 157- PERI & CO., BREWERS OF THE BEST HOP BITTERS, HOP STOUT, &c. Possesses valuable Tonic Properties, which make it a very desirable Table Drink for Lunch and Dinner, and, being Non-intoxicating, may be taken with utmost confidence by all. FIRST CLASS MINERAL WATERS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. HOME BREWED BARM BEER. PERI BREWERY, CONWAY ROAD, COLWYN BAY. NOVELTIES IN SPRING MILLINERY, DRESSES AND MANTLES, &C. ARE NOW SHOWN AT MISSES THOMAS, Fancy Drapers, High Street, CONWAY. DRESSMAKING ON THE PREMISES. PULLAR'S DYEWORKS AGENCY. 365-52 JOSEPH DIOKEN, Cabinet Maker and Upholsterer, Etc. Dining and Drawing Room Suites from 5 to 29 Guineas, full Suite complete. Bedroom Suites from 4 to 35 Guineas, full Suite complete. Oak, Walnut, and Mahogany Sideboards, from 3 to 21 Guineas. Inlaid Rosewood and Walnut, Overmantels, from 16/6 to 9 Guineas. Bedsteads, Bedding, Carpets, Linoleums, &c. Drawing and Diningroom Suites reupholstered and made equal to new. One of the largest and most complete stocks in Wales. Estimates Free. Furniture carefully Removed by Road or Rail. Estimates Free. Station Road, Colwyn Bay. 287-52 W. BUCKLEY, — CONFECTIONER, — WITHINGTON HOUSE, SUMU COLWYN BAY. Terry & Son's Pure Sweets. Cadbury's and French Chocolates. Agent for Cooke's Delicious Cream. Cream Cheese, and Butter. Ceylon Tea Growers and Lipton's Teas. Buckley's Celebrated Potted Beef, and Veal and Ham Pies. 3T8- Established 1873. PATRONISED BY THE NOBILITY. JOHIT JOIsTBS, Family Butchep, GRIMSBY HOUSE, ffiTWYN MY Opposite St. Paul's Church, VJl/li A 11 DA I ■ Home-cured Hams and Bacon, and Genuine Pork Sausages always on hand. Corned Beef. Pickled Tongues. CHOICEST QUALITY OF MEAT ONLY SUPPLIED. I C7 — NOTICE OF REMOVAL. Mr. A. Alford Sarson, L. D. S. DENTAL SURGEON, Has Removed to HEATHFIELD, (OLD POST OFFICE). ATTENDANCE DAILY, 10 to 6 O'CLOCK. SUB POST OFFICE, SUB POST OFFICE, ABERGELE ROAD, COLWYN BAY. Germ, Constitution, and Fresh Bread Daily. PURE KIEL AND DENBIGH BUTTER. HOME CURED HAMS & BACON. SEA VIEW TERRACE, COLWYN BAY. A. JENKINSON & SON, SEEDSMEN, FLORISTS AND FRUITERERS. Landscape Gardeners, &c. Garden Work of all kinds undertaken. 364-6 BALL PROGRAMMES. R. E. JONES & BROS. -1 VICTOR ALBERT, HIGH-CLASS WATCHMAKER, JEWELLER AND OPTICIAN, CONWAY ROAD, COLWYN BAY. N.B.—Agent for H. Lawrance's Spectacles. 365-52 pICTURE FRAMING! PICTURE FRAMING! Latest Styles of Moulding. Prompt Delivery, Special Low Prices, AT C. R. CHAPLIN, SEA VIEW TERRACE, COLWYN BAY. 365-52 To Builders and Others. Bryn Euryn Quarry I COLWYN BAY. THE BEST LIME STONE IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD. Building Stones, Rock Road ituff and Metalling, at Reasonable Prices and Ready Loading. .53- Established at Late with Mr T. Edge, Llan- Colwyn Bay, 1879. dudno, for 12 years. J. W. THOMAS, PHOTOGRAPHER, KENSINGTON HOUSE, CONWAY ROAD, COLWYN BAY. ONLY FIRST CLASS WORK DONE. STUDIO ON THE GROUND FLOOR. Views of the District always in stock. After 17 years business in Colwyn Bay, J. W. T. desires to thank the residents and visitors for their patronage in the past, and hopes for a continuace of the same in the future. 157- Now, gentlemen, upon the unmistakeable facts which are before you, you can have no hesitation in finding as your -low Verdict that JOHN WILLIAMS' Boots and Shoes are the very best value that money can buy. Men's Boots from 3/11 Women's do. from 2/11 NOTE ADDRESS:— 12, Station Road, COLWYN BAY. J. E. ROBERTS & Co., AUCTIONEERS » VALUERS, House and Estate Agents. Sales conducted on reasonable terms. Cash advanced on Absolute Sale. OFFICES :— Station Road, Colwyn Bay. 297-52 HOMEOPATHIC (WATSON & — WATE'S.) MEDICINES AND PATENT MEDICINES AT LONDON PRICES, SOLD BY S. EVANS, THE STORES, ABERGELE ROAD, COLWYN BAY. 366—51 Our Mail Order EMail | Order; Dept. | irves purchasers [ at a distance as ► well as If they [ came to the shop | Serves purchasers [ at a distance as ► well as If they [ came to the shop | In person. J Ladies are Invited to write for a [ I BOX OF PATTERNS, comprising a com- 4 plete range of the latest specialities In > I KNITTING WOOLS, • J KNITTED UNDERWEAR, 5 SHAWSWATER DRESS FABRICS &a., &c., < sent post free on approval to any address > | direct from > FLEMING, REID& Co., < The Worsted Mills, [ I GREENOCK, N.B. [ ( All Goods at Mill Prices, and guaranteed > < equal to sample. » < A valuable Knitting Instruction Book, he on [ < application. ? PteaM Mentten th« rPlease Mention title Paper. Our manufactures can be had in Colwyn Bay, from MKSDAMES HAMMOND & VIVIAN, The Bureau, Ivy Buildings. 356-13 BOSTON HOUSE, CONWAY ROAD, COLWYN BAY. J. E:A.:TO COOK AND CONFECTIONER, WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANT. CATERING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES. APARTMENTS WITH OR WITHOUT BOARD. 367-50 OUR NEW STOCK OF PAPERHANGINGS AN INV?TEDION for 1896 HAS JUST ARRIVED- MAGNIFICENT PATTERNS. IMMENSE SALES. G. BEVAN & CO., CONWAY ROAD, COLWYN BAY. Agents for the Welsbach Incandescent Light for Conway and Colwyn Bay. 367-50 METROPOLITAN BANK, (OF ENGLAND AND WALES), LIMITED. SUBSCRIBED CAPITAL-viz 94,000 Shares of C50 each, X4,700,000 PAID-UP CAPITAL- viz., 94,000 Shares of £5 Paid £ 470,000 GUARANTEE FUND £ 350,000 DIRECTORS: Sir THOMAS LEA, Bart., Chairman, J. SATCHELL HOPKINS, Esq., Deputy-Chairman. JAMES TERTIUS COLLINS, Esq. ROBERT FOREST, Esq. Sir JOHN J. JENKINS, Kt., M.P. ABRAM CRESWICKE RAWLINSON, Esq. LORD ERNEST J. SEYMOUR. WALTER EVERS WARDEN, Esq. CHARLES H. WILLIAMS, Esq. MORGAN B. WILLIAMS, Esq. FRED. WM. NASH, General Manager. F. J. HUGHES, Assistant General Manager. JAMES SMITH WOOD, Secretary, JOHN MENZIES, Chief Accountant. HEAD OFFICE: 60, GRACECHURCH STREET, LONDON, E.C. FREDERICK NALDER, London Manager. THOMAS THOMSON, London Sub-Manager. BALANCE SHEET, 31st December, 1895. LIABILITIES: £ s. d. Due by the Bank on Current, Deposit, and other Accounts 6,418,620 17 10 Seven Days and other Drafts 21,779 18 6 £ 6,440,400 16 4 PROPRIETOR'S FUND: Paid-up Capital £ 470,000 o o Guaranteed Fund 350,000 o o Bank Premises Redemption Fund 27,255 5 7 Dividend payable 8th February next. 29,375 0 0 Balance carried forward to next year 5,147 12 o —————— 881,777 17 7 Z7,322,178 13 II ASSETS: £ > s. d. Cash in hand at the Bank of England 630,850 8 10 Cash at Call and at Notice. 859,354 13 4 £ 1,490,205 2 2. Investments, viz.:— British Government Securities ••• £ 335,897 0 0 Colonial Government Securities, Corportion Stock, and Debenture Bonds 318,958 o o ———————— 654,855 o o Bills of Exchange 850,298 3 10 Z2,995,358 6 o Due to the Bank on Current and other Accounts 3,916,877 5 o Goodwills' Account, after creditiug balance of Suspense Account. lll,500 o o Bank Premises, and Furniture at London, Birmingham, and 114 Branches 298,443 2 I I Z7,322,178 13 11 FRED. WM. NASH, General Manager. AUDITOR'S REPORT. We have, as usual, visited all the Branches of this Bank, and have examined the Balance Sheets thereof, as well as the foregoing Balance Sheet, and find the latter is a correct statement of the Company's affairs as shown by the Books of the Company. The ordinary profits of the year 1895 are separately stated in the Profit and Loss Account submitted to us and bear no part cf the losses now estimated in respect of the purchase of the National Bank of Wales, Limited, and taking over certain assets thereof, which the Directors and General Manager show in the Report and Statements they have had prepared, will be well covered by the sum of Z 120,000 which in these accounts has been transferred from the Guarantee Fund for that purpose. We have examined the Securities held against the money at (-all and short notice, and those representing the Investments of the Bank, and have satisfied ourselves of the correctness of the Cash Balances. TURQUAND, YOUNGS, & Co., London, 21st January, 1896. Auditors. BRANCHES. Aberdare.D. J. Gwyn. Chepstow Arthur Price. Newport, Mon .A. E. Willey. Alcester .J. H. Henderson. ChippingNorton T. H. Burbridge. Oxford G. Hughes. Banbury .J. Fingland. Colwyn Bay.W. O. Hughes. Pontypridd .W. D. Hodges. Bangor W. Thomas. Conway David Jones. (acting manager). Barmouth .J. R. Prichard. Cowbridge .Frank Moon. Portmadoc.J. R. Prichard. Barry Dock .F. Greenslade Darlston H. E. Proctor. Pwllheli .Robert Jones. Bath A. T. Perkins. Dudley F. M. Baker. Reading.A. McNeil. Bethesda.John Jones. Haverfordwest .John Shettle. Redditch F. H. Joscelyn. Bilston J. E. Briant. Hednesford .C. W. Bullivant Shipston-on-Stour J. H. Evans. Birmingham (pro. tem.) Stourbridge H. James. Bennetts Hill A. G. Sampson Henley-in-Arden J. E. Turner. Stourport.A. W. Gabriel. Markets.T. Grimley. Kidderminster E.C.Newinarch. Stratford-on-Avon C. E. Martin Blaenau Festiniog J. Parry Jones. Leamington .G. C. Leak. Swansea, High-st. T. Y. I. Young. Blaenavon .Thomas Cooke. Llanberis John Owen Jones. Do. Wind-st. T. Y. I. Young. Bloxwich W. Precey. Llandudno A. Evans. Tredegar G. J. Tuckfield. Bridgend Frank Moon. Llandyssul GwynneDavies. Walsall, The Bridge W. Preecy. Bridgnorth .R. Pilkington. Llanelly W. Griffiths. Do Park-st. J. J. Shedden. Brierley Hill .J. Finney. Llangefni .E. M. Roberts. Warwick .H. L. Sowdon. Bristol J. Berry-White Llanrvvst W. B. Lloyd. Wednesbury.E. C. Richardson. Bromsgrove .D. Laing. Merthyr Tydfil.G. W. Davies. West Bromwich H. A. Price. Caduxton F. Greenslade. Moreton-in-Marsh H.F. Hanston. Willenhall W. jolitison. Cardiff .A. E. Old. Much Wenlock.F. Sargeant. Witney C. E. Davenport. Cardiff Docks .J. Marshall. Neath .C. E. S. Thompson. Wolverhampton W. S. Rowland. Cardigan .J. W. Nicholls. Nevin R. W.Humphreys. Worcester F. R. Laurie. Carnarvon .Robert Williams. Newcastle Emlyn G. Davies. SUB-BRANCHES. Abergwynfi .Sub to Bridgend. Ferndale Sub to Pontypridd. Porthcawl Sub to Bridgend. Acock's Green Birmingham Festiniog Blaenau Port Talbot Neath. Amlwch Llangefni. Festiniog. Saltley Birmingham Blaengarw Bridgend. Gilfach Goch. Bridgend. Studley Reddich. Brownhills Walsall Glyn Neath M Neath. Talysarn Carnarvon. (The Bridge) Lye Stourbridge Tondy and Abercenfig Briton Ferry. Neath. Maesteg. Bridgend. Sub to Bridgend. Brynsiencyn Llangefni. Morriston Swansea. Tonypandy Pontypridd. Brynmawr Blaenavon. Mountain Ash Aberdare. Trefach Newcastle Bury Port Llanelli. Newborough. Llangefni. Emlyn. Cradley Heath Stourbridge Penrhyndeudraeth Portmadoc. Treharris Aberdare. Criccieth Pwllheli. Pentre Pontypridd. Treherbert. Pontypridd. Dowlais Merthyr Penygroes. Carnarvon. Treorky Tydfil. Pontycwmmer Bridgend. Tynewydd Bridgend. Ebbw Vale Tredegar. Penrhiwceiber Aberdare. Ystalyfera Swansea. Ebenezer Bethesda. Porth Pontypridd. AGENCIES. Bamton (Oxton) G. W. Dutton. Cannock.A. Withington. Kineton C. F. Bancroft Brailes J. Elliot. Charlbury .T. D. Smith. Shipton-under-Wychwood J. J. Dangerfield. BRANCHES IN NORTH WALES. Bangor W. Thomas. Colwyn Bay W. O. Hughes. Llanrwst W. B. Lloyd. Ba. mouth J. R. Prichard. Conway .David Jones. Nevin R.W.Humphreys. Bethesda .John Jones. Llauberis J. Owen Jones. Portmadoc J. R. Prichard. Blaenau Festiniog J. Parry Jones. Llandudno A. Evans. Pwllheli .Robert Jones. Carnarvon.R. Williams. Llangefni .E. M. Roberts. THE Shares of £50 each are paid up to I he extent of £5 only, leaving a reserve of £ 45 per share, J. or £ 4,230,000 in the aggregate available to meet the liabilities of the Company, in addition to the Guarantee Fund of £ 350,000. By the Articles of Association £25 per share-in other words, one half of the subscribed capital of A,4,700,000-niust always be left uncalled, for the security of depositors. The Bank issues drafts on the principal towns in the United Kingdom, also upon the Continent, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The Bank collects Bills, Cheques, Coupons, &c.. receives Dividends, undertakes the Purchase and Sale of Stocks, establishes Credits, at home and abroad, and transacts generally the usual branches of Banking business. Current Accounts are opened on favourable terms. The Bank receives sums of £5 upwards on deposit, repayable at call or upon 14 days notice, allowing liberal rates of interest. Customers can arrange to receive money at, or pay money to, any of the Bank's Branches, or have money paid to any of the Bank's Correspondents and advised for their credit. Strong Rooms are provided, free of charge, for the custody of Deeds and other property lodged by the customers of the Bank. 367-1
I Conway-Cum-Llandudno Local Governing Body. At the Conway-i-nvn-Llandudno Intermediate Edu- cation Governing Body's meeting, on Friday after- noon, February 7th, at Conway, Mr J. Allanson Picton, J.P.. presided, and there were also present Councillor Dr M. J Morgan, Mrs Kneeshaw, and t Messrs W. Bevan, J. P. Griffiths, and John Owen I (Honoaray Clerk), and the Headmaster (Mr Thomp- son, M A.). The Headmaster regretted that he had been unable to secure as second master a Welsh-speaking candi- date, the only one who sent in an application not being a graduate. Application had also been made to the University Colleges, but without any good I result. Out of 35 to 45 applicants, he had provision- ally selected Mr J. Ord Charter, B.A Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He was Senior Optime for the year, had studied practical chemistry at Owens Col- lege, Manchester, and had had two years' experience in a large private school at Sale, having pissed students through the London Matriculation and the Cambridge Local examinations. For senior mistress ho had selected Miss K. Scott, who had studied at I' Alexandria College, Dublin, and had taken her B A. degree at Trinity College. She graduated with honours in 1393, and had obtained a Sterne's scholar- 'I' ship at Trinity, and was the holder of a Governesses' Association scholarship. Her teaching experience extended over three years. The Committee having unanimously confirmed these appointments for one term, the salary of the I second master being at the rate of .£150 a year, and that of the mistress at < £ '110, some discussion ensued upon the proposal to appoint a third master. Mr Thomson recommending the selection of Mr Arthur Jones, who was a Welshman, and had enjoyed scholastic experience in Llandudno. Mr Jones wag W' willing to enter into the engagement upon almost nominal terms, and it was most essential that at the outset the school, which was to be opened on Monday, should not be understaffed. It was expected that j about 40 boys and some 20 girls would present them- selves for entrance. Several members of the Commit- tee spoke in high terms of the tutorial abilities of Mr Jones, who had had considerable experience in Ele- mentary Schools. As to the financies, the Headmaster set down the annual income at .£858, and the expen- diture at .£845, leaving a balance of .£13. Mr W. Bevan But there is the Clerk's salary to be included. The Headmaster: I would sooner do the Clerk's work myself for the first term at least, rather than open the school understaffed, as most serious results may follow if the school is not thoroughly equipped at the outset. It was decided to appoint Mr Jones for the first term at the salary of XIS Mr W. R Griffith, the art-lecturer at the University College of North Wales, was appointed drawing-master, it being stated that he possessed very high qualifications. The secretariate becoming vacant by the resignation of that office by Mr John Owen, who has been Honor- ary Clerk since the establishment of the Local Governing Body, it was decided to advertise for a paid Clerk resident at Llandudno. [ The report of the scholarship examination was sub- ( mitted Mr Jenkyn Thomas, B.A., University College of North Wales, was the examiner, 15 girls and 34 boys presenting themselves. The scholarships had to be awarded, by the Local Governing Body, to four boys and two girls. Out of 180 marks, Phillip Kent (aged 14), Conway Boys' School, had obtained 153 marks; John Earnest Morris (12), Llandudno Board School, 146 Harriet Evans (14), Conway Girls', 131; Margaret Ellen Nevitt (14), ditto, 126; John Davies (13), Glanwydden Board, 122 Florence Ar- vonia Evans (16), Llandudno Board, 119; Rosa Mabel Lee (11), Conway Giris', 117 Eunice Griffith (13), Conway Girls', braeketted equal with Thomas Williams (11), Llandudno Board, 115; J. Stanley Roberts (12), Conway Boys', 114; Ivor Owen (14), ditto, 110; William C. Price (13) and Henry James Williams (12), ditto, 109; Edward James Metcalf (13), Glanwydden Board, 105; Griffith Webb (13), Conway Boys', 101. The remainder of the list, which was arranged in order of marks gained did not transpire. The following scholarships were awarded :—Boys,— Phillip Kent, J. Earnest Morris, John Davies, and Th"mas Williams Girls,—Harriet Evans and Margaret Ellen Nevitt. It was decided to consider at another meeting the desirability of granting four half-scholarships, the order in which the examiner had recommended names for additional scholarships being as follows :-Rosa Mabel Lee, Eunice Griffith braeketted equal with Thomas Williams, J. E. Stanley Roberts, Ivor Owen, Willie C. Price braeketted equal with Henry James Williams.
Conway Board of Guardians. At the Conway Board of Guardians' monthly meeting on Friday, February 7th, the Vice-Chairman (Mr. John Davies, J.P.) presided, and there were also present the Rev. David Davies, Alderman Hugh Hughes. County Councillor Hugh Ow n. and Messrs. J. E Finehatn, J. Allanson Picton, Daniel Phillips, Edward Williams, Robert Evans, W. F. Jones, G. 0. Jones, Owen Williams, David Jones, Iiohert Ellis, [ Henry Williams. Hugh Caraher, and Richard Jones, and the Clerk (Mr. T. E. Parry). FINANCE ARRANGEMENTS. Several bills had been received at the last moment, and, after oile discussion, it was decided on this occasion to rder the same to the Finance C mmittee, with power delegated to thorn to pay the accounts should the same be in order. THE ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE. The Assessment Committee sent in an application for the appointment of a professional valuer to assist them. The Clerk said that Mr. John Roberts was the initiator of the movement. As Mr. Roberts was absent, it would be as well to postpone it. This was agreed-to. Mr. Caraher wished to resign his member- ship of that Committee. He had attended two meetings, but they were mostly in Welsh, so that he was in a complete fog. Mr. David Jones was very sorry that Mr. Caraher had seon fit to resign, because he had proved himself a most valuable member, and it would be regrettable if the Committee were deprived of his services. They would in future endeavour to have as little Welsh as practicable. At the last meeting two of the appelants did not know English, and that accounted for the Welsh discussion. He moved that Mr. Caraher be asked to re-consider the matter, and they would have as little Welsh as possible. The motion, seconded by the Rev. David Davies, was carried. THE HOUR OF MEETING. Alderman Hugh Hughes moved, and Mr. Caraher seconded, that the hour of meeting be 11,30. Messrs. Robert Evans and W. F. Jonas opposed the motion, which was then supported by Mr. Picton and the Rev. David Davies. On being put, the motion was lost. THE CENTRAL POOR-LAW CONFERENCE. ilir. Allanson Picton was appointed to represent the Board at Central Poor-Law Conference, in London, on March 3rd and 4th. THE ROE-WEN PAY-STATION. The Clerk read three applications respecting the provision of the pay-station at Roe-Wen, it having been proposed to change the station. Mr. Robert Ellis (the Guardian for that locality) supported the application of Winifred Williams, who represented that, if the pay-station were located at her house, she could do without out-door relief. Alderman Hugh Hughes moved that the applications be referred to the House Committee, as all the details should be before the Board. County-Councillor Hugh Owen moved, and Mr. Daniel Phillips seconded, and the Board resolved, that the application of Winifred Williams be accepted. THE AMENITIES OF LIFE AT PENMAENMAWR. It was decided to grant temporary relief (as is annually the custom of the Board) to a woman resident at Penmaenmawr, in order to prevent her obtaining a settlement in the Conway Union instead of in the Pwllheli Union. It was stated that the house inhabited, was unfit and had been reported so to the Penmaenmawr District Council also that the woman and her four children only occupied one bed between the five. The Board unanimously passed a resolution directing the Clerk to notify the Penmaen- mawr District Council of this disgraceful condition of affairs. Relief was also granted temporarily to a deserted wife, who was reported to be living in a house at Penmaenmawr, and, upon a Guardian stating that the woman had said that frequently she could not sleep well at nights because of the noise made by cockroaches scampering about at the back of the wall-paper where it was loose, there were ironical queries as to whether there was a Sanitary Inspector at Penmaenmawr. THE MASTER'S JOURNAL. The Master (Mr. Edward Jones) reported in hia Journal," as tollows :—"On Tuesday evening last, 4th February, 1896,—The children (over 50 in number) who are members of the Welsh Wesleyan Band of Hope, each received a book for good attendance." STATISTICS. The Master reported that there were 117 inmates in the House, and that during the last four weeks 44 vagrants had been relieved.