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COLWYN BAY. SUNDAY SERVICES. Parish Church, L landi-iZZo.- English 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. Paulls.-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. Jones, 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 Sunday in the month at 10 a.m. Clergyman 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 Wesleyan—St. John's,I'he Avenue.-Next Sunday: morning 11.0, Mr T. G. Osborn, M.A.; evening 6.30, Rev G. E. Bowker. Prayer meeting, morning, 10.15. Sunday School, after. noon, 2.30. Wednesday evening, 7.0, Mr R Robinson, Conway. English Presbyterian.-Next Sunday Morning, 11.0. evening, 6.30, Rev E. W Evans, M A. 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. Wednesday evening, 7.30. Rev Thomas Lloyd, Pastor. English Baptist 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 room 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 firs. Sunday in the month after morning service. Holy Baptism Sunday afternoon, 3.30. Service and Sermon, 11.0 a.m. 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 Sermon 9.45 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. Sunday School, 2.15 p.m National 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 Colivyn.-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. FOR GOOD AND CHEAP FLOUR go to W. Williams & Co., Station Road, Colwyn Bay. Splendid baking, 22/6 per sack (of 280 lbs.). Good Family Flour, 18/- per sack. adv. 366 — RISE IN LAND-VALUES AT COLWYN.-The price obtained on Thursday evening, February 13th, at a sale by Mr Jeffrey Thomas, was three shillings per square yard, a price showing a very satis- factory rise in land-values since the late Mr Kyffin Williams bought the same property, some years ago, from the Cefn Estate, at is id per squa, e yard. COMMISSIONERS OF TAXES FOR UWCHDDULAS DIVISION.—At a special meeting of Commission- ers of Taxes for this Division, held at the Local Board Offices, Colwyn Bay, on Wednesday, February 12th, Mr Charles Thomas Allard, of the firm of Messrs Griffith and Allard, solicitors, Llanrwst, was unanimously appointed Clerk to the Commissioners, the office having become vacant by the death of the late Clerk, Mr James Hughes Jones, of Llanrwst. THE celebrated Ales of Bass & Co., are now supplied in 9 gallon casks, at Brewery prices, from 9/- per Firkin. Guinness' Invalid Stout in half-pint bottles. Martell and Hennesy's three star Brandy, 5/4 per bottle. 314 varieties of all the principal Wines, Spirits, and Liqueurs. E. H. Davies, Uxbridge House. adv. 367-50 TEMPERATURE AND SUNSHINE.—From our re- port last week of the Colwyn Bay and Colwyn District Council held on February nth, we regret to find that the subjoined item had been omitted :-It was proposed by the Rev Thomas Parry, seconded by Mr William Davies, and car- ried unanimously, that the Council be recommen- ded to vote the amount required by Dr Lord to procure the necessary instruments for properly testing the temperature and taking the sunshine in Colwyn Bay, and that the necessary instruments be bought by Dr Lord and the Surveyor. The Clerk was also instructed to write to Dr Lord, thanking him, on behalf of the Council, for the trouble taken by him herein, and requesting him to convey to Dr Leech, of Manchester, the Coun- cil's appreciation of Dr Leech's remarks relating to Colwyn Bay. PRIMROSE LEAGUE CONCERT AT COLWYN.—On Wednesday evening, February 12th, the Primrose League (Colwyn Habitation) held a grand con- cert at the Assembly Rooms. The Vicar (Rev John Griffiths) very ably presided, and Miss Nellie Lloyd acted as accompanist. The pro- gramme was as follows :Glee, "Lord, Teach us 1] Thy Statutes," The Juvenile Choir (under the leadership of Mr E. T. Davies); duett, "Let us gather Bright Flowers," the Misses Lily and Maud Jones song, Hen adgofion," J. Conway; duett, Let music and Song," the Misses Jones and Pierce; song, Maid of the mill," Mr H. J. Wright song, Yr Eneth Ddall," Mr W. Con- way trio (encored), Mexican Dance," the Misses Pierce pianoforte duett, the Misses Law; duett, Bright Venice," the Misses Lily and Maud Jones song, The Flight of Ages," Miss Lloyd glee, Bells of Aberdovey," The Choir duett, "The brothers," Misses Jones and Pierce; song, "May Blossom," Miss Price; plantation- song, Old Folks at Home," Miss Pierce The Vicar, in an able speech, dwelt on the principles of the League, and thanked all the artistes. The singing of God Save the Queen," brought a very pleasant evening to a close. AMATEUR THEATRICALS AT LLANDUDNO.—A LATE TRAIN TO COLWYN BAY.—Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury" will be performed, at Riviere's New Opera House, by the Llandudno Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society, on Wednesday and Friday evenings, March 4th and 6th, when it will be preceded by My Lord in Livery and "Bubbles" respectively. The Com- pany is, we understand, one containing several local dramatic "stars" whose talent is much appreciated by the crowded audiences they generally draw, and, this performance being in aid of the Llandudno Sanatorium and Cricket Club, it is hoped that many of our readers will patronise the entertainment and the late train which leaves Llandudno for Colwyn Bay at eleven o'clock both evenings. ENJOYABLE PROCEEDINGS NEXT WEDNESDAY EVENING.-A bachelors' coffee-supper and enter- tainment are to be held at the Welsh Baptist Chapel and Schoolroom, Colwyn, next Wednesday evening, the Colwyn Bay Choral Union being among the artistes at the entertainment, over which Mr. W. Lloyd Evans will preside. THE COLWYN BAY TEMPERANCE MISSION.—At 8.0. p.m. on each of the six week-days ending next Wednesday, and at 8.30 p.m. next Sunday, the chair at the Public Hall is being taken on the occasion of meetings under the auspices of the Colwyn Bay Gospel Temperance Association. Addresses are being delivered by the popular Temperance advocate and Labour representative Mr J. Leicester (ex-M. P.), there is to be vocal and instrumental music, and all are cordially invited. A GRAND FOOTBALL MATCH TO-MORROW.- At 3.0 p.m. prompt, Mr Edwin Jones will kick off in the grand football match Amateur Theatricals (in costume) v. Colwyn Bay Team. The match, played in the Board School field, is in aid of the Fife-and-drum Band Fund in connexion with the N Company 2nd V.B. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. A TEA-PARTY AND ENTERTAINMENT NEXT WEDNESDAY AT ENGEDI.-A tea-party at Engedi Schoolroom next Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 26th, will be succeeded by an entertainment at 7.30 p.m., Mr Jones (Harland Housr in the chair. Miss Carry Jones is the accompanisti and pro- minent among the artistes is Llinos Cefni. JEROME'S "BARBARA" AND BYRON'S "WEAK WOMAN." On Monday evening, a large and fashionable audience crowded the Public Hall, Colwyn Bay, so far (at any rate) as the three-shilling reserved seats were concerned, the occasion being a performance, by local amateurs, of Jerome K. Jerome's one-act play "Barbara" and H. J. Byron's three-act comedy "Weak Woman," the proceeds (which were evidently very satisfactory) going in aid of a fund for reducing a debit balance in connexion with the Colwyn Bay Golf Club. The scenery used seemed just what was required, and the curtain (containing a view of an old mill, —a charming view) aroused very favourable comments. In the intervals and whenever desir- able for heightening the artistic effect of the playing, one or other of the two pianofortes was ably presided-over by Mr David Hughes, Mrs Sewell, or Miss N. Bownass High praise for the capital way in which everything moved smoothly forward, was undoubtedly due to whoever was res- ponsible for making the requisite arrangements, i.e., the Stage Manager (Mr D. D. Maopherson) and all who cordially worked towards the carrying out of his plans; Mr Macpherson has had, we were informed, considerable experience, and as a Stage Manager it would certainly be no easy matter to find his equal amongst brother-amateurs. The first piece performed was Jerome K. Jerome's play Barbara," the scene being laid in a London sitting-room, and the time being notified as the present In this piece, which we must say ends rather too abruptly, and none too happily, and in a manner suggesting various insoluble conundrums as to future happenings (in this being reminiscent of the momentous unsolved question closing Stockton's The Lady or the Tiger ? "), a start is made with two cross-currents of romance,—Barbara (Miss Janet Wood) having lost touch of her relations through a shipwreck occurring when she was a child and Miss Lilie Leyland (Miss N. Bownass) and Mr Cecil Norton (Mr S. Wood), two lovers, not having gumption enough to come to anything else thm misunderstand- ings. Barbara shows Cecil how he, in his ignorant bashfulness, is throwing away every chance of happiness for himself and Lilie, and lie is in process of effervescent amendment when Mr Finnicum (Mr D. D. Macpherson) is ushered-in and tells Barbara, in the absence of the lovers, how Cecil is the heir of his only sister who was lost in a shipwreck, and has con- sequentlv come into a. fortune of three hundred a year left to her. In the course of Mr Finnicum's story, Barbara perceives that she is the missing heiress, but decides upon keeping to herself the proofs of her identity, so that the lovers may the more speedily marry. Just at this crisis, the lovers burst in, and Lilie introduces Cecil as her betrothed, and consequently as a brother to Barbara, to whom Lilie has previously said that she would always be a sister. Cecil and Barbara indulge in a brotherly and sisterly hug, whereupon Mr Finnicum tells Cboil of his good fortune, and Lilie has to submit to an embrace from her betrothed, which ends the piece, the actors being enthusiastically recalled by the audience. Barbara was played most excellently tru) to life, a somewhat difficult task when Mr Finnicum gagged to a consider- able extent, albeit his part was throughout performed in a manner pleasing to the audience. Cecil and Lilie also afforded the audience great pleasure by artistic performance of parts which were by no means easy.. After a short interval, Byron's comedy "Weak Woman" was presented in three acts, the cast being as follows:-Dr Fleming (a London Physician), Dr W. D. Fraser; Captain Ginger (of the Bungleshire Buffs), Mr D. D. Macpherson; Arthur Medwyn (a Young Farmer), Mr F. W. Stubbs; Tootal (a Provincial Swell), Mr C. H. Brindley Frederick Fanshawe (Cousin of the Misses Gaythorne), Mr John ('ornwall; Edwards (a manservant), Mr A. Robinson; The Misses Helen and Lilian Gaythorne (Cousins), Miss Dyas and Miss M. Grant; Mrs Guun (a Distant Relative), Miss L. Porter. The scene first shown, was the exterior of a Country House, where Arthur Medwyn is seen sauntering about the walks, evidently seeking the cousins, when he espies Lilian Gaythorne and the curate, playing croquet; but soon they part and Lilian comes face to face with Medwyn, and, before the conversation has gone on very far, Miss Helen Gaythorne appears on the terrace. Soon Mr Tootal and Captain Ginger are on the scene, when they are told of a distant relation, and soon the distant relation, Mrs Gunn, escorted by Dr Fleming, appears and takes her seat on a garden chair in a snug corner. The appearance of the two last characters was the occasion of a hearty reception, and of a hearty out- burst of tipplause,-the make-up of Miss L. Porter as Mrs Gunn being really a work of art. Frederick Fanshawe, a cousin who had been living in Mexico, returned to the old home in the garb worn out there, making him an excellent "Mexican Joe." Evidently Captain Ginger and the Provincial Swell were sweet on the Cousins, but did not know which of the two had the money. As the party made their exit from the grounds, at the call of the dinner-gong, Mr Medwyn (the Young Farmer) escorted Lilian, Dr Fleming taking Helen quietly into the mansion. Fanshawe, not wishing to be left altogether in the cold, took the only opportunity left, and escorted Mrs Gunn, leaving Tootal and the Captain all alone together. The curtain dropped, and cordial applause followed. The second scene was the Misses Gay- thorne's drawing-room, the first to enter being Edwards, the man-servant, with tea. After tea, owing to a secret having been divulged, Fanshawe, who had been appointed bailiff, was dismissed, after which the second Act closes. In the third Act (with no change of scenic setting), Tootal and Edwards enter, and a bargain is made that, if Captain Ginger called, Edwards should say that the cousins were not in. but (in or no) in comes Ginger, whereupon the Young Farmer and Lilian enter the room, and, upon Tootal and Ginger applying for the vacant position of bailiff, they were ordered off at once (" in case it should rain") and, on being offered umbrellas, they went up to Medwyn and Lilian, and told them to keep their umbrellas, the attitudes and expressions bringing down the house." When Captain Ginger appeared in uniform, it was the signal of general hilarity, and during this scene,—when Helen is so grieved that it transpires that the property is left to Frederick Fanshawe, and no) to either of the cousins, -just at this moment Medwyn meets Captain Ginger, and tells him the news about the will, and says that the property is left to someone in the house. The Captain, of course, takes the lucky party to be Mrs Gunn, and loses no time in exchanging vows of undying affection, and SJon they are in each other's arms, to the great amusement of the audience. Just then, the company enter, and find the Captain and Mrs Gunn embracing each other. Dr Fleming conveys the true state of things to the Captain, who, at first staggered, comes-to when the doctor informs him that Mrs Gunn has a private income of her own. And, as the last scene closes, all the artistes appear on the stage, and take part in the final appeal. The production of {this highly interesting Comedy was capital, each of the artistes capably fulfilling their characters; where all are excellent it is hard to choose, but, if a choice must be made, the palm cannot but be awarded to Miss Dyas and Mr Cornwall. Tqe audience expscted a reasonably good enter- tainment, but found that it far passed their expecta- tions it is therefore generally hoped that the Talented Amateurs of Colwyn Bay will be induced to appear in other plays ere long, to afford, by the display of their abilities, wholesome enjoyment to their fellow-townspeople, whilst at the same time furnishing needed nid to some good object in the Bay. Parish Church (Sunday Services):


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