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J. M. PORTER, THE ESTATE OFFICE, COLWYN BAY. To be Let Unfurnished. CHARMING MODERN DETACHED RESIDENCE, commanding- fine views three entertaining, seven bedrooms, and comprising all the latest conven- 'ences. Possession March next. Rent £ 40. Two or three Dwelling Houses in central Position.—Three entertaining rooms, seven bed- rooms. all domestic offices. Rent moderate. LAWSON ROAD.-Hotise containing 8 bed and 4 reception rooms, bathroom, etc., etc., LSo per annum. OLD COLWYN.—Dwelling House, within easy reach of Station and containing 3 cellars, 3 entertaining, and 9 bedrooms, etc., etc.. Rent, 460 per annum. HoeSE AND SHOP.—Main thoro'tare. Suitable for Greengrocer. House contains 7 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, etc., etc. Rent, 70- For Sale. LARGE House, Old Colwyn, containing 3 enter- taining, 6 bedrooms, bathroom, W.C. etc. acre of ground attached. Price, moderate. HOUSE, very suitable for business purposes, centre of town ard within easy reach of station. Two sitting and six bedrooms, kitchen, scullery, pantries, etc. Moderate price. WOODLANDS VIEW, Woodlands Road.—Three sitting and seven bedrooms, bath, w.c., kitchen, Scullery, etc., etc. Out-buildings to same com- prise ystall stables, loose box, vehicle shed, etc. D. M. ROBERTS, ARCHITECT, SURVEYOR, VALUER, AUCTIONEER, LAND AND ESTATE AGENT, FIRE & LIFE ASSURANCE AGENT, CONWAY. Plans and Surveys Executed. Twelve years experience in House, Villa, School and Chapel Architecture. Several Choice Freehold Building Sites on Sale. SALES BY AUCTION of Household Properties, Furniture, Landed Estates, etc., promptly conducted. HOUSES, FURNISHED & UNFURNISHED, to be let or sold by private treaty. ON SALE OR To LET.-Two Semi-detached Villa Residences, comprising three Entertaining and six Bedrooms, Bathroom and Lavatory, W.C., Housemaid's Closet, heated Linen Closet, Kitchen and Scullery. Wash-houses outside with all necessary Offices. One may be let furnished or otherwise. FREEHOLD.- Choice Site. ON SALE OR To LET FURNISHED OR OTHERWISE. -Two Semi-detached Houses on Gyffin Road, Conway. 366-51 Apartments to Let. COLWYN BAY—EDELWEIS, Private Boarding House—The Misses Retemeyer.—WTinter terms, 35 per week inclusive. 365-52 COMFORTABLE Private Apartments, with home comforts and good attendance, with or without board, moderate terms.—Mrs R. Jones, Hazlemere, Rhiw Road, Colwyn Bay. 365— PROMENADE, Colwyn Bay. "Hawkstone." Apartments. Newly furnished by an eminent London Firm. Directly facing sea. Magnificent views. With Board from October to Easter. Apply as above. 365-52 ARDENLEE, Llewelyn Rond, Colwyn Bay. Superior Apartments. Every attention. Moderate Terms. Boarding if required. Good Tariff. Magnificent view of Woods. Close to Sea. Splendid references.—Mrs. Bretherick. 365-52 T. WINIFRED'S BOARDING HOUSE, S Mostyn Road, pleasantly situated in best part of Bay, central, comfortable, liberal table, moderate terms.— Mrs. Gray. 334-S CLEVELAND VILLA, Woodland Road, Colwyn Bay. -Private apartments, com- fortable, central, fine view of woods and sea, good tariff, splendid references.- Mrs. R. Jones. 334-s GLEN HURST (Miss Carr), Abergele Road, To be let furnished or in apartments. 322-26 OLD COLWYN.—To be Let Furnished, or in Apartments, a nicely furnished house, near station. Terms moderate for Winter. Mrs. Auster. Glan-y-Wern. 35^— '"HO BE LET.—Colwyn Bay.—First class 1 Apartments, thoroughly comfortable, situate best part of Bay, close to Promenade. Excellent Cuisine. Special Winter Terms. The Hollies, Princess Drive, Colwyn Bay. 364-4 To be Let. OUSE AND SHOP to Let. Also, Houses to be Let or Sold. Apply, O. Lloyd, Pendorlan Villa, Colwyn Bay. 315- GOOD HOUSES TO LET close to the Prom- enade. Apply for all particulars to Will. Davies, Glyndwr, Marine Road, Colwyn Bay. 317— EN RHOS. -Boarding House or Hydropathic Establishment, To Let, immediate posses- sion; Block of Buildings on Promenade; lately occupied as Wesleyan College. Eight reception and thirty bedrooms, with bathroom, etc. Also included, building connected with the above, containing, large dining hall, large recreation room, five other rooms, eight various offices. Rent £240. Apply- J. M. PORTER, The Estate Office, Colwyn Bay. 354- COLWYN BAY.—To Let unfurnished, four or five bedrooms with one or more sittingrooms, domestic offices, etc. (being part of large house). Central situation. Rent moderate. Address, Z," Office of this paper. 363— TO BE LET, at Colwyn Bay, House and Shop in Abergele Road. Also, two capital Villas in splendid position. Apply, P. & H. Lewis, Conway and Colwyn Bay. 365-6 Wanted. T 7ANTED, a thorough General, able to cook YY well, not under 30. Another servant kept. Apply, "X," Weeklj, News Office, Conway. 64-3- APPRENTICE wanted for the Dress and Mantle Making. — Mrs. France, Glan Conway. 365-3 WANTED, a Billiard Marker at The Conway Workingmen's Conservative Club. Wages 12/- per week. Apply for further particulars to the Secretary. 366-1 WANTED in Colwyn Bay. — Unfurnished Apartments, a sitting room and two bed- rooms. South aspect. House in good sanitary condition. Address," S. R." Weekly News Office, Colwyn Bay. 367-3 LLANDUDNO COUNTY SCHOOL. CONWAY WITH LLANDUDNO LOCAL GOVERNING BODY. The Governors of the above School require the services of a Clerk. Particulars of Duties and Salary can be had of, and applications must be sent in to, the under- signed, not later than the morning postal delivery of Tuesday, February 25th inst. Avallon, Abbey Road, JOHN OWEN. Llandudno. 367-1 Sales by Mr. F. A. Dew. F. A. DEW, AUCTIONEER, SURVEYOR, VALUER, AND LAND AGENT, Llewelyn Chambers, COLWYN BAY. Ten years (including five years' articles) with two of the largest firms of Land Agents in the country. AUCTIONS of Landed Estates, Freehold and Leasehold Business Premises, House Property, Building Land, Hotels, Live and Dead Farming Stock, Household Furniture, Pictures, Books, and Plate. VALUATIONS of Estates, Business Premises, Private Residences, Building Land, Standing Timber, Agricultural Property (including Tenant Right Valuations under Agreement or the Agri- cultural Holdings Act) Dilapidations, &c., and for Probate, Mortgage, Trustees, Business Transfers, Hotels, &c. MORTGAGES ARRANGED. SALES BY PRIVATE TREATY. HOUSES TO LET-Furnished & Unfurnished. Information given of Houses, Building Estates, Farms, Country Residences, and Business Pre- mises for Sale or to Let in all parts of North Wales. FIRE, LIFE, AND GENERAL INSURANCE AGENT. The Offices occupy the most prominent and central position in Colwyn Bay, thus affording unequalled publicity to all Auction Announce- ments FURNISHED HOUSES. Full particulars of Houses to Let Furnished during the Summer months in the following towns, will be sent free of charge on application stating requirements Colwyn Bay, Old Colwyn, Rhos and District, Conway, Llanfairfechan, Penmaenmawr, Bettws- y-coed, Tretriw, Llandudno and Deganwy, Rhyl and Abergele, Bangor, Beaumaris, and Menai Bridge. Dates of Forthcoming Sales. COED ORROS, Marine Road, Colwyn Bay.— Sale of Furniture and Effects on the premises, March 3rd and 4th, 1896. 3^6— H UGHENDON, Rhos, Colwyn Bay. M. 11 Hawkins in Bankruptcy. Sale of Furniture and Effects to be removed to the Public Hall, Colwyn Bay, March 5th ind 6th,- 1896. -366- LLANSTEPHAN, Abergele Road, Colwyn L Bay.-Sale of Furniture and Effects on the premises, March loth and I ith, 1896. 366— FOR SALE. BY PRIVATE TREATY. FREEHOLD.- Several very choice PLOTS of BUILDING LAND; also a large selection of Superior RESIDENCES, suitable for occupation or investment in Colwyn Bay and neighbourhood. HOUSES WANTED.—Almost daily applica- tions for furnished and Unfurnished Houses.— No charge made unless actual business results. MORTGAGES.—Wanted to advance at low interest on sound freehold investments, sums of £ 300, £ 600, £800, and £ 1,200. FOR INVESTMENT.—Several substantially built and well let Residences for Sale, shewing 6 per cent interest on purchase money. Fire and Life Insurance in all its branches. Agent for the Alliance Fire and Life, the Man- chester Fire, the Norwich and London Accident, and other old established Offices. TO LET. FURNISHED. Several Houses in good positions in Colwyn Bay and neighbourhood. Rents varying accord- ing to accommodation. Full particulars of F. A. DEW as above. CONWAY. THE STORES, HIGH STREET. THOS. GARLAND, GENERAL GROCER AND PROVISION MERCHANT, Has just opened with an entirely new Stock. GOOD TEA, carefully selected Blends, to suit all tastes, 1/4, 1/8, 2/ 2/4, 2/8 -per lb. TRY THEM. Choice selected DANISH MILD CURED BACON at 8d. per lb. Canadian Hams at 7d. per lb. Finest Danish, Irish, and West of Eng- land Butters at close Market Prices. All orders will receive prompt attention. 329- 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 It will 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. pecialities: TOILET SETS, TEA SERVICES, DINNER SERVICES. List of Prices on Application 365- 52 Daleie GOLD MEDAL Dubbin Makes Boots and Harness waterproof as a duck's back and soft as velvet. Adds three times to the wear and allows polishing. Nineteen EXHIBITION HIGHEST AWARDS. Tins 2d., 4d., Is., and 2/6, of all Boot- makers, Saddlers, Iron- mongers, &o. 359-52 W. H. SHEPPERD, ARTISTIC HOUSE DECORATOR, AUCTIONEER, VALUER, &C. Cash advanced on Household Furniture, Stock-in-Trade, &c., for absolute Sale. SALES CONDUCTED ON MODERATE TERMS. PROMPT SETTLEMENTS. WATERLOO HOUSE, COLWYN BAY. 342- Money. ONEY LENT PRIVATELY.—To Farmers,Tradesmen. Lodging- House Keepers and others, in sums of £ 10 up to £500. ON BORROWERS' OWN NOTE OF HAND, without sureties, at much lower rates than usually charged. Repay- ments arranged to suit Borrowers' requirements. Extensive business done for 25 years past. No BILLS OF SALE TAKEN. For Prospectus and Terms apply personally, or write to GEORGE PAYNE, Accountant, 3, Crescent Road, Rhyl. Head Office: 20, Kennedy Street, Manchester.-Established 1870. -323-52 /~5 to £ 1000 on your own security. No Bonds required. Strictly private. No fees. To respectable Householders, Farmers, Tradesmen, Lodging-house keepers, and others, Male or Female. Write or call. District Agent, 57, Wellington Road, Rhyl. 358-13 MONEY. —All persons in need of financial assistance and desirous of avoiding the usual money lending channels, should apply to the HOUSEHOLDERS' AID SOCIETY, who are re- presented in Llandudno and its vicinity, by MR. F. J. SARSON, Auctioneer, The County Auction Mart, Llandudno. J,10 to £200 advanced without delay. Reasonable interest and strictly private. 364-52 Scholastic. A RT CLASSES. MISS HOLMES, Certified Art Mistress, South Kensington; Exhibitor at Manchester. Liverpool, Southport, etc.; Member of The Gwynedd Ladies' Art Society, Conway. RECEIVES Pupils for instruction in Drawing, Shading, Painting in Oils and Water Col- our from Models, Casts and Natural Objects; Sketching from Nature, Modelling and Design. Class Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Special arrangements made for private lessons and for visitors. LARKFIELD, WOODLAND ROAD, COLWYN BAY. 326-52 ABERGELE DISTRICT COUNTY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL. HRADMASTER: CHARLES A. WILLIAMS, M.A., London, Ph.D., Strassburg. MISTRESS: MISS J. HENRY Of Newnham College, Cambridge, Hist, Tripos, 1893; Certificated Cambridge Higher Local (Honours); South Kensington and Royal Academy Music; AND OTHER VISITING MASTERS. THE course of study will embrace sound modern education, preparation for marticu- tion at the Universities. Pupils will have the advantage of competing for the County exhib- itions. Terms, Li 6s. 8d. per terni-L4 per annum, inclusive of all school books and stationery. The fees will be reduced when more than one member of the same family attends the School. School opens September nth, 1895. For further particulars and forms of application for admission, apply- HEAD MASTER, INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL, 351— ABERGELE. LLANDUDNO AND CONWAY COUNTY j SCHOOL (DUAL), Recently Established under the Welsh Education Act. HEAD MASTER: J. M. ARCHER THOMSON, M.A., Formerly Exhibitioner at Clare College, Cam- bridge; Classical Honours, 1884. The First Term will commence on Monday, February ioth. Applications for admission should be made at once to the Hon. Clerk, Avallon Llandudno. Particulars respecting Boarders may be obtained from the Head Master. 363— Colwyn Bay Technical Instruction Classes, (In connection with the Science and Art Departments, South Kensington, London, and the County and District Councils). COMMITTEE. MR. JOHN ROBERTS, Chairman. REV. THOMAS PARRY, Vice-Chairman. REV. J. GRIFFITHS. REV. J. EDWARDS. MR. FRANCIS NUNN. MR. J. W. RICHARDS. E. OWEN. M. WILLIAMS. WM. JONES. R. EVANS. J. W. THOMAS. D. O. WILLIAMS. G. BEVAN. PERCY HIGNETS. „ W. H. ROBERTS. R. E. LORD, M.D. THE pbove Committee intend holding Classes from October, 1895, to May, 1896, in Free- hand and Model Drawing, Light and Shade, Geometery and Perspective, at the Board School, Colwyn Bay (until the Infants' School be com- pleted). The Classes are instructed by MISS HOLMES, (Certificated Art Mistress), on Tuesday and Friday in each week, from 7 to 9 p.m. Fee for instruction in all or any subjects:—ONE SHILLING FOR THE WHOLE SESSION. Any further information from ASHTON BREMNER, Wynnstay Chambers, Hon. Sec. Colwyn Bay. 350-. To be Sold. FREEHOLD Land for sale by private treaty. Rare opportunity for workmen and others to secure their own dwellings. 15 acres of freehold land in healthy locality and within 20 minutes walk of Colwyn Bay, sea and mountain views. Unconditional sale. Price from sixpence per yard. For further particulars apply to Mr Moses Williams, Bodfryn, Colwyn Bay. 321-52 BUILDING LAND for Sale, best site in Colwyn Bay. Money to lend. Builders financed. Apply, A. Roberts, Mortgage Broker, &c-i Public Hall, Colwyn Bay. 352- DOG.—Dachshund for Sale. Send offers to J.' W. Post, Conway. ADVERTISING'S to business as a man well ahod. without advertising a man will always plod." LONDON HOUSE, COLWYN BAY. J. O. JONES' Gigantic Sale of Surplus Stock Mr IS STILL PROCEEDING. -.0 The ENORMOUS SUCCESS Of this Sale is unquestionably due to the STERLING QUALITY Of the Goods which are offered, and to the Genuine Reduction made in all Departments. Thus supported, J. O. J. has decided to make further concessions for the Coming Week. Ladies may fully rely upon being amply repaid for a visi of inspection during this Sale. The Stock being unusually heavy and well assorted, character of the Goods so thoroughly well-known, further details is deemed unnecessary. Sale will continue until February 17th. ADDRESS: J. O. JONES, London House, Colwyn Bay. T. BRACKSTON E & CO., No Charge to Apphcants House and Estate Agents, for Houses COAL MERCHANTS, Apartments. or CENTRAL BUILDINGS, • Land- station'ROAD, COLWYN BAY. THE NOTED SHOP FOR PLAIN & FANCY BREAD. R. J. ROBERTS, TEA EXCHANGE, Opposite St. Paul's and Rhiw Road, COLWYN BAY. Agent for Kennaway & Co.'s Wines & Spirits. 366-5 r BB S B* N noloGEA 5 Touches J the Spot CURES 0 0 0 0 PAIN. # and 5 SOOTHES THE [ # ACHING PART. 5 Use for "INFLUENZA, 5 } CHILBLAINS, CHAPPED 5 J HANDS or FACE, COLDS, J J BRUISES, RHEUMATISM, S CUTS, BURNS, ECZEMA, 5 J PILES, and Skin Diseases f S generally. S £ A wonderful internal J 5 remedy for CHILLS and £ I SPASMS, CRAMPS and 2 J DIARRHOEA, &c., &c. J r Of all Chemists, 1/1> £ and 2/9 per# 0 box, or free by post for 1/3 and 3/- # # from the HOMOCEA Company, Ltd., # 4 22, Hamilton Square, Birkenhead. 4 358-13
LIST OF VISITORS.
LIST OF VISITORS. COLWYN BAY. IMPORTANT NOTICE. All Lists of Visitors must reach 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. PWLLYCROCHAN HOTEL. (Mr J. Porter, proprietor.) J. Ponsonby, Esq, Wilmslow Miss Nunns, do Rev Canon Diggle, Liverpool Mrs Diggle, do Miss Moss and maid, do Mr and Mrs T. Mathieson, Southport Master Mathieson, do Mr & Mrs N. Mathieson, Liverpool Mrs Robinson, Southport Mr and Mrs R. Morris, Rossett Master Morris, do Mr and Mrs Cookson, Seaforth Miss Cuthbertson Cowie, do Miss Muspratt, do Mr & Mrs Henry Behrens, M'chester Mrs Roylance, Altrincham Mr and Mrs Fred Taylor, do S. Taylor, Esq, Runcorn J. H. Taylor, Esq, do Miss Taylor, do Miss C. Taylor, do Mrs J. M. Frith, do Arthur Moffat, Esq, Bowdon Miss Moffat, do Miss B. Moffat, do Mr and Mrs J. B. Hall. Rock Ferry Rev E. J. Steinitz, Seaforth Chas. Steinitz, Esq, Everton Mr and Mrs H. C. Woodward, Seaforth J. H. Jordan, Esq, Prestwich Mr and Mrs J. T. Ogden, Broughton Park Arthur Taylor, Esq, do Mr and Mrs Haworth, Timperley Master Gordon Haworth, do Mr and Mrs Gilpin, Cannock Mr and Mrs Sydney R. Heap, Liver- pool Miss Heap and maid, do Miss Howell, Oxton Miss Hooper, Liverpool Mr and Mrs E. G. W. Vaughan, Oswestry Colonel Bonnor, do Mr and Mrs Atkinson, Crewe E. A. Kolp, Esq, Manchester Mrs Samson, do COLWYN BAY HOTEL. (Miss Jones, Manageress). LOCKYER'S PRIVATE HOTEL. PENSION EDELWEISS, (Misses Retemeyer) Miss Foster, Edgbaston Miss Hodgson, Nottingham Miss Stroyan, do Miss Gibb, St. Asaph Dr Harrison, Ellesmere Miss Hayes, Liscard Mrs. Van Rappard, The Hague, Holland E. W. Jackson, Esq, Bowdon Miss Jackson, do Miss Broomhall, Claughton, Birkenhead Miss May Broomhall, do CLAREMONT PRIVATE HOTEL (Mrs Robinson, Proprietress). T. Chadwick, Manchester H. S. Batey, Middleton. Lancashire Mrs H. S. Batey, do Miss Gladys Batey, do Miss Meair Mr J. Boulton, Market Drayton Mrs J. Boulton, do Hazelmere, Rhiw Road-Mrs Jones Rev J. Jones, B.A., resident Miss Roberts, Buxton Ikorana Boarding House, Mostyn [Road Mr W. Bryden, Seaforth Mrs Bryden, do Master Bryden, do Glyndwr, Marine Road—Mrs [Davies Mrs Heaton, Stalybridge Hurst Green, Lawson Road — Mrs [Hurst Mr and Mrs Arthur E. Morris, Egremont
NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that a separate Building, named Congo House School Chapel, situate at Nant y Glyn, Colwyn Bay, in the Parish of Llandrillo-yn-Rhos, in the County of Denbigh, in the District of Conway, being a Building certified according to law as a place of Religious Worship, was, on the 14th day of February, 1896, duly registered for solemnizing Marriages therein, pursuant to the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. IV., c. 85. 7th Wm. IV., c. 85. Witness my hand this 14th day of February, 1896. T. E. PARRY, 367- Superintendent Registrar. For the Benefit of the Llandudno Sanatorium and Cricket Club THE LLANDUDNO AMATEUR OPERATIC and DRAMATIC SOCIETY. PATRONS: SIR HENRY IRVING, M. JULES RIVIERE, OSMOND TEARLE ESQ.; EDWARD TERRY, ESQ. OPENING OF RIVIERE'S NEW OPERA HOUSE, ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4th, & FRIDAY, MARCH 6th, GILBERT AND SULLIVAN'S OPERA "TRIAL BY JURY" (By Permission of Mr. R. D'Oyly Carte), FULL CHORUS AND BAND preceded on Wednesday bv MY LORD IN LIVERY" (by S. Theyre Smith), on Friday by "BUBBLES" (by Charles Fawcett). On Wednesday Evening, a Prologue, specially written for the occasion by H. Woodall, Esq., wilt be delivered bg him. PRICES: Reserved Seats, 3s.; Fam ly Ticket to admit four, 10s. 6d.; Second Seats, 2s.; Back Seats, is. Reserved Seat to both Performances, <s. Reserved Seat Tickets may be booked at Mr. Roberts, Koby House, without further Fee. Doors open at 7.30. Commence at 8. Carriages at 10. Musical Director Mr. George H. Pugh, Mus. Bac. Leader of the Orchestra Mr. W. Claxton. Stage Manager Mr. F. Vincent Walker. A LATE TRAIN to Colwyn Bay and Intermediate Stations from Llandudno at II both evenings. 367-2 F. J. HOLMES, ACCOUNTANT, "LARKFIELD," WOODLAND ROAD, COLWYN BAY. Accounts written up, or audited. Correspondcnce attended to and Agencies undertaken. 338—
ICOLWYN BAY DISTRICT COUNCIL.
COLWYN BAY DISTRICT COUNCIL. BOTH the manner and the matter of the pro- ceedings at last week's monthly meeting of the Colwyn Bay and Colwyn District Council are subjects demanding the close and immediate attention of the ratepayers of the District compri- sed within the sphere of the Council's control. We have on more than one occasion previously called public attention to the utter lack of system and order in the proceedings of this body, which controls one of the most important Local Govern- ment Districts in North Wales, with a rateable value of close on (if not more than) ^40,000. System and order in the conduct of public busi- ness are not matters of mere assthetic sentiment, —they are absolutely vital to the prosperity and well-being of every individual coming within the purview and scope of the administration of a local governing body. It is therefore of the utmost consequence that the very best men in such Districts should be entrusted and honoured with the charge of public business, and the wider the experience, the more cosmopolitan the culture, and the broader the views of such men, the better for all concerned, including themselves. It is not to be expected, of course, that in every locality men whose knowledge of the world and general culture (using that word in no mere academic sense) is at least equal to their native common- sense, will be found thick as the leaves in Val- lombrosa," still, surely, one or two such may be found even in the most benighted spot. A few such ought certainly to be forthcoming from the population with which Colwyn Bay and District is teeming. But for all such cases where men pos- sessing commonsense, but with little experience or knowledge of the conduct of the public business are to be found, and are elected by their fellows to transact that business, there is always a "guide, philosopher, and friend at hand and available to guide their feet into the proper course whenever native shrewdness for the moment fails, namely the STANDING ORDERS. Wise men invariably and almost instinctively adhere to, obey, and enforce these Orders. They do it both for their own sakes, and for tne sake of those whom they re- present. Men who don't make any particular claim to be considered wise in the widest sense of that word, but who are endowed with ordinary commonsense and an honest desire to get their work done in an efficient and expeditious manner, gladly avail themselves of the assistance in this direction afforded by the STANDING ORDERS. There is, however, a class of men who somehow o*- other manage to secure seats on local govern- ing bodies, to whom STANDING ORDERS and the wholesome restraints they oppose to slovenly work and exuberant verbosity, are anathema maranaiha, or at any rate things to be ignored or overridden and trampled upon, and, ever since we have known the local governing body of Col- wyn Bay and District, -w heth er under the title of Sanitary Committee, Local Board, or Urban District Council, it seems to have been cursed by the presence among its members of men of this class As we have said. there is a school of public men who, without pretending to the pos- session of any extraordinary degree of knowledge or wisdom, or even commonsense, have yet suffi- cient of the latter commodity to exact, enforce, and yield an implicit obedience to the STANDING ORDERS, and by this means are every month, nay every week and every day, carrying on the public business entrusted to them in a manner with which no fault can be found. But Colwyn Bay is now, as ever, cursed (we cannot use a milder term) with a number of members on its governing body who are not of this school "Nor any school But that where blind and naked ignorance Delivers brawling judgments, unashamed. On all things, all day long; and of this fact the manner of procedure at last week's Council meeting gave ample proof. Let us spend a little time in demonstrating this. One of the most valuable and righteous STANDING ORDERS is to the effect that "no member shall speak more than once on the same subject, except the mover of a resolution, without the permission of the Chairman and the consent of the Board." How was this STANDING ORDER observed at the last meeting of the Colwyn Bay District Council ? We quote from the description of the proceedings which appeared a couple of days afterwards in the Liverpool Courier:—"The reporters amused themselves with counting the number of times one particular member addressed the Council, and found that from 10.0 a.m., to 1-2.45 noon, he had on no fewer than 120 different occasions expressed his opinions and views upon various matters." We do not hesitate for a moment to express the opinion that to allow one member to speak 120 times in a period of a little over 200 minutes points not only to a wholesale breach of the STANDING ORDER we have referred to on the part of the member himself, but to a palpable neglect of public duty on the part of the Chairman of the Council, in allowing it. We are, to use a phrase eternally on the lips of some members of the Council, speaking in the interests of the rate- payers in making these remarks, and we repeat that it argues on the part of the Chairman of the Council either incapacity to rule the Council, which it is his business and his duty to do, or a most culpable neglect of that duty. To use another phrase very frequently used by some members of the Council, it is time to speak out plainly, and let the ratepayers know what is going on at the Council." Once again quoting the contemporary named, we find that the minutes of the last Council meeting occupied a full hour in discussion, and practically all the business done at that meeting was gone into again." Here is another deplorable and most culpable waste of time, and disgraceful mismanagement. One would suppose that the most elementary notions of getting on with their work, would save the Council from doing it twice over. "The last meeting of the Council referred-to in the above quotation, was presumably called to do a certain amount of work. Either that work was done at the time that meeting was held, or it was not done. If it was done, why on earth did the Council meddle with it again ? If it was done, then the Council stands convicted of inexcuseable omission. Of course, this is nothing new. As our contemporary's description very truly re- marks, this is the usual course." But we need not go to our contemporary for illustrations of the miserable ineptitude and slovenliness of our District Council, for our own fuller report abounds with similar illustrations. For the orderly con- duct of public business, an Agenda is drawn out, on which is set forth the matters to come before the Council, and the order in which they shall be dealt-with. Still another very wise STANDING ORDER is to the effect that no business not on the Agenda can be dealt with except under cer- tain special and well-defined conditions. But in our report we find proofs of a wholesale ignoring of these two most beneficial aids to the transaction of public business. In one instance, the Council is stated to have begun with the second of a series of items, turned back to the first, and finished up with the third. Persons with an ele- mentary idea of the value of order and sequence in the conduct of public business, would describe this as child's play some would call it by a severer name and not be wrong. Yet again. When the discussion of an item dealing with the Cowlyd Water Board, was in progress, Mr Blud asked for (and obtained) the permission of the Chairman to move a resolution of which he had given notice, but which was placed as number 9 on the Agenda, whereas at the moment t he item under discussion was one included under number 3. True, both subjects were cognate; nevertheless, the order of procedure was none the less out- raged, and that without any reason. In this con- nexion, we have only space to just refer to another phase of the manners of some mem- bers of the Board, and we do so for two reasons, —first, because the instance we intend to refer-to, is distinctly a matter of public interest and be- cause it supplies us with a text for some further observations which, made "in the interests of the ratepayers" :(we are not writing satirically, though we quote the phrase), we hope will be duly noted and remembered by those ratepayers. The incident is this. It appears that the minutes of the Highway Committee contained the follow- ing among other items :—" Land Clauses Act.-It