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Congo Institute, Colwyn Bay. The following intensely interesting letter has just come to hand from the Rev J. E. Ricketts, a coloured missionary, who went out under the aus- pices of the Congo Institute, last October, with his wife and Dr Agbebi, to labour in Yorubaland, West Africa. It will be discovered from it, that the fields in Africa, "are white already to har- vest," and we are sure that the readers will be delighted with the original and graphic account given Lagos, West Africa, January 1st, 1896. Rev W. Hughes, F.R G.S. Dear Sir,—We beg to wish you and yours a Happy New Year. I am just from the interior of Yorubaland to-day. I am glad to inform you that Mrs Ricketts gave birth to a son on the 15th December. His name is Caleb Samuel Ricketts. Both mother and baby and myself are quite well. On our arrival here, we found our way very difficult. We arrived on Satur- day afernoon, the 8th of November last, and went with Dr Agbebi to his house, with the intention of remaining there until we found a house to hire. But on arrival he discovered that there was no accommo- dation there for us, and so went to the native minister of the American Mission here, asking him to allow us to lodge in the Mission School until we found a house. To this the good minister very kindly consented, and we went to the Mission House from Dr Agbebi's house the same afternoon. This good minister, the Rev Mr Stone, with his wife and children, rendered us much help, I being sick with dysentery at the time. But as sopn as the chief: missionary (European) who was residing in the interior, was informed of it, he wrote to Mr Stone, ordering him to see to it that we leave the Mission premises at once, and of course Mr Stone:had to carry out his orders. However, he felt sorry for us, and tried his best to help us to find a house, but all the houses in the civilised part of Lagos were at this time occupied. The only shelter we could get, and this we had through the help of the Rev Mr Stone, was a part of a thatched hut, in the most uncivilised and dark part of Lagos. This we hired at 13s 6d per month, the other part of it being occupied by the heathens, who came in at our invita- tion to our morning and evening prayer-meetings. After we had been two weeks in the hut, our baby was born. Joining hard to our hut, was another made of bamboo and thatch, and occupied by heath- ens, who beat their drums continually in worship to their fetich gods. When our child was only four days old, at midnight, the said bamboo hut caught fire, but the fire was put out before the flames were kindled enough to become impassable, else I do not know what we would have done that night, for there would have been no saving of the hut we occupied. The alarm woke us out of our sleep. We are told, and we saw several ruins, that fire burning is a constant thing in that part of Ligos, either from carelessness or spite. When anyone has a quarrel against an- other, he may put fire to his house or hut during the night. Discovering the danger we were in, I had to make efforts the next day to remove from the place. Just here, I must introduce to you the name, and inform you of His Royal Highness Prince Ademuyiwa Hastrope, of Ijebu Remo, in Yorubaland. This Royal gentleman resides in the colony of Lagos, and is one of the greatest of the native gentlemen here. And he is not only a Prince and a gentleman, but is also a Christian of the right kind, and has done and is doing much in the strength of the Lord Jesus, to help to bring his eountrypeople out of darkness into light and from the power of Satan unto God. He has founded two Mission-stations in the interior among his own people, and supports native Agents for both, to teach and preach the Gospel at those stations and the work has been (and is being) successful in the con- version of many precious souls. After the work has been developed, he has of late handed over those mis- sions to the care of one of the Missionary Societies in England, and they are now being worked by both European and native missionaries, and I think he is still supporting some of the native Agents. He is himself a preacher of the Gospel, and is doing much in that way. About a week after our arrival here, Prince Ademuyiwa Hastrope came very kindly to visit us at the Mission-Room where we were lodging, and I informed him of our Mission and of its scheme. The Prince at once became greatly interested in our Mission, but informed me of the difficulty I would have in securing land in the interior for our Mission Station, owing to the suspicions, in the minds of the people and their chiefs, against foreigners, but that he would give me a letter of recommendation to the Chief of where I intended to begin work, in the Ijebu country, as soon as I should be ready to go. As cir- cumstances did not invite our delay in Lagos, I made up my mind to visit Ijebu at once, to find a field of labour, and informed Dr Agbehi of my intention, ex- pecting him to go with me, according to promise. The Ijebu country is the nearest interior to Lagos, and is the best for agriculture and farming, the land being new and mostly forests. I then made re tdy for my journey to Ijebu, but Dr Agbebi did not see his way clear to go with me just then. I then communi- cated with the Prince, asking him kindly to get me a man to go with me to Ijebu the next day, as I had made ready to go on that day, and could not go with- out an interpreter. The Prince in reply said that the notice was to short for him to get me a man by the next day, but that, if I could put off the journey for a few days later, he would be able to get me one. To this I consented. By this time, we had to remove from the Mission-Room and took up our abode in the hut at Okepopo, but when the Prince knew that I was to leave Mrs Ricketts alone at Okepopo, to go to the interior, he failed to see how that could be done, for Okepopo, said he, is not the place for you to leave Mrs Ricketts alone, and he at once thought of pre- paring a room or two on his own premises for Mrs Ricketts, so as to have her removed from Okepopo. He also informed me at the same time that, if I would wait fora week or so, until all is made right and safe for Mrs Ricketts. he would go himself with me to Ijebu. I could hardly believe it, but he told me that he could not deceive me, and that his presence with me in Ijebu Remu, where I intended to go, would remove the difficulties that would otherwise be in my way, he being a Prince of that Kingdom. This at once re- moved a great anxiety from off my mind, and I then contented myself to wait for the Prince, and pursue the study of the language. Being in danger at Okepopo, we were compelled to remove, when our baby was only six days old, from that place to the rooms the Prince had provided at his own expense, and gave to us free of charge. This having been done, the Prince informed me, on the 23rd of Decem- ber, that he would be ready to go with me to Ijebu at noon on the 26th (D.V.), and we accordingly started on that date for the interior. The Prince having pro- vided everything necessary for the journey, at his own expense, we sailed, in a large-sized canoe, from here to Ikorodu, the wind being in our favour. We arrived there at about eight o'clock of the same day. Ikorodu is the nearest point to the interior, that can be reached by water from Lagos, and it is one of the Dukedoms of the Kingdom of Ijebu Remo but was recently annexed to the Colony of Lagos. There I saw the Wesleyan and C. M. S Missions at work, the Wesleyan Mission-station there being one of those that the Prince himself had founded. We spent one day there, seeing the place and people; then started in the evening of the next day. Saturday, on foot for Einurin, which is half-a-day's journey from Ikorodu, —a messenger being sent the same day before us, from Ikorodu to Emurin, to announce the coming of the Prince. We arrived there in the afternoon, and found the Chief and people prepared to welcome His Royal Highness. After a little while, the whole town, being summoned by the Chief, came together, and the Prince informed them of the object of our visit. They then met in Council to consider the matter, and in the night the Chief informed the Prince that the Council had decided to give land near the town for a Mission-station also, that they would show us the place and give it to us in the morning (Sunday), which they did accordingly. When this was done, the Prince informed them that he wished to preach the Gospel to them before leaving. At this the Chief again summoned the whole town, and the people came together about nine o'clock a.m. The Prince preached to them, taking for his text Exodus xx. 12, from which he preached Christ. Emurin is'a little more than half-a-day's journey inland from the lagoon which forms the water-way from Lagos, in the direction of the interior. This being the case, I did not think it wise to begin the Mission work there, but thought it a good out-station-if within easy reach of my principal station. The portion of land given there for the Mission, is a splenid site, and the place appears to be very healthy. We left Emurin about 10.30 a.m. the same day, for Agboa, having been informed that Agboa was the nearest town to the lagoon in that direction. After walking about three hours, we arrived at another town called Mota, which is much larger than Emurin, but the town was almost empty when we arrived there,—the people being away at their farms. The Prince was, how- ever, after a little while, heartily welcomed by the Chief and a few of his principal men. He then in- formed them of the object of our visit to Emurin, and they at once expressed a desire to have the Mission in their town; also, that they could not do anything without the consent of the townpeople, and that, if we could remain there that night, the people would assemble in the evening, so that the Prince would have the opportunity of putting the matter before them. To this we consented. and spent a part of the afternoon in walking around the town. About 7.30 in the evening, a large congregation came together in the middle of the town, and the Prince again informed the people, repeating what he had said to the Chief and the principal men. When this was done, the town met in Council, and decided to give land in the town for a Mission-station, and told the Prince that they would show us the place, and give it to us in the morning (Monday), at 8 o'clock. The Prince again preached the Gospel to these people that evening, taking for his text Acts xvi. 31.that being the first time for them to hear the joyful message of salvation. At this town, the people gave two plots of land for the Mission,—one in the centre of the town, for the school and chapel buildings and the other, near the town, for the missionary to live and have his farm. These are both good sites. About 9.0 o'clock a.m. the same day, we started for Agboa, where we arrived after about two hours' walking. At Agboa the Prince was heartily and very joyfully welcomed by the Chief and people. Agboa is larger than the two other towns mentioned, and is situated on elevated ground, with a stream of clear and fresh water passing by near the town. The town itself is about 2 miles from the lagoon. The situa- tion is very beautiful, and appears to be healthy, and the soil is good for farming. After walking around the town of Agboa, I decided to have my principal station there, and the Prince informed the Chief of the object of our coming,andlwas asked to wait until the next morning, when the townspeople would assemble, and the matter be put before them. The whole town then having been summoned by the Chief the same evening, the people came together at about nine o'clock the next morning (Tuesday), and, the Prince having reported the object of our coming to them, they met in Council, and decided to accept the Mis- sion to their town, and to give land for the same, which they did. The Prince also preached the Gos- pel to them, taking for his text John xiv. 6., from which he preached Christ the Only Way to God, and Eternal Life. That was the first time also for the people there, to hear the Word of Life. At Agboa, the people gave two plots of land for the Mission, as at Mota,—one, in the centre of the town, for School and Chapel buildings and the other, near the town, for the missionaries to live, and for farming. We left Agboa about five o'clock in the evening of the same day (yesterday), and, sailing all night, we arrived here at six o'clock this morning, and found our families quite well. I hope to return to Agboa within a fortnight, to begin work (D.V.) There is one thing which I think is most worthy of note. It is this, that, although this Prince Ademuyiwa Has- trope has much important business in Lagos, which demands every moment of his time, yet he has sacrifi- ced all this, as well as his own personal comforts, for the cause of Christ. Who, knowing this, will not think it worth all the pains and labours to give Africa the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ! When an African is truly converted, that is not all, but he will also deny himself to serve the Lord. We find also in Princess Hastrope, a friendly and kind-hearted Christian lady. The three places mentioned which we have visited and got lands for the Mission, are linked one to the other, and there has been no Mission to those places before. This was the Prince's chief reason for taking me to that part of the country, as he did not wish our Mission to come in collision with any others. I should like if possible to occupy the three places now. This I could do by employing two native Evangelists, for about £2 per month each, and put one at Emurin, and the other at Mota, to preach the Gospel and teach in the Schools, and I myself, while working at Agboa, would be able to superintend the work at Imotla and Emurin if I get the money to employ the Evangelists, and in the future the three stations would be very easily worked, as I am expecting my whole family out to the field. Emurin is a small town of about 500 to 600 inhabitants, situated on a ..mJst lovely elavatel ground, and a healthy place. There is a small bridge to the entrance of the town, after about two or three minutes walking, crossing over a stream called Olnweri." The eastern part of tha stream is used for drinking, but the western part, which is narrower, is considered sacred. No one in the town dare drink or put their foot in it, owing to the superstitions dread that, the day they do it they shall surely die. Strangers are said to be exempt, seeing they do not know. Near this stream there is a fetich grove, called after the stream, Oluweri." This they worship as the spirit of their ancestors and besides this there are other fetich groves round about the town, and the plot given for the Mission is just in front of their fetich groves. Imota is about three hours distance from Emurin, and there is a bridge in the way after about three-quarters of an hour's walking, crossing over a stream called "Beri." The dreadful bridges in those parts, are made of the trunks of one or two small trees, thrown over the water and mud. The Prince had a fall on this bridge, and nearly sprained his left foot, but was all right the next day. Imota is low land and the best fertile soil for agriculture. The inhabitants are about 1,000 or more, and are farmers. There are several fetich groves around the town of Imota, and one of the plots given for the Mission there, is quite near to one of their fetich groves. One grove is included in the plot. Agboa is about two hours distance from Imotla., and the town is also surrounded by fetich groves. The plot given there for the Mission, for residenco and farming, is joining to one of their fetich groves. All these groves we expect the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ to cut down. The inhabitants of Agboa are more than two thousand. The expense of our journey from Lagos to the in- terior and back, for hireage of canoe and inland car- riers, and for presents given to the people at Emurin Imota, and Agboa, amounts to C21 6s 4d. This sum the Prince has paid out of his own expense. If I had not become acquainted with Prince Ade- muyiwa Hastrope, through the recommendation of the Rev T. J. Marshall, and the opportune introduc- tion of the Rev M. L, Stone—native ministers,—it would have been impossible for me to reach thus far in the work. My time in Lagos is being occupied by preaching on Sundays in the Native Churches. I hope you have received the letter I posted to you in November last. Please remember us very kindly to all our kind friends in Colwyn Bay. And with our united Christian regards,—I remain, very truly yours in the Lord's work, J. E. RICKETTS. P.S.-If the Lord's people in England, Scotland Ireland, and Wales, together with some of my own people in Jamaica, would give this Mission the proper support it needs now at the beginning, and continue the same for a few years, there is no doubt that, with the blessing of the Lord, by that time the Mission would be able to support itself, and not only that but also to send out of itself Christian workers to the remaining dark parts of the country.—J. E. R."
Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Urban District Council. SPECIAL MEETING. At a special meeting of the above-named authority, on Friday, March 27th, the Chairman (Rev. Thomas Parry, J.P., A.C.C.) presided, and there were also present the Revs. W. Venables-Williams and J. G. Haworth, and Messrs John Roberts, John Bind, William Davies, Owen Williams, Hugh Hughes, Robert Evans, Hugh Davies and George Bevan, and the Clerk (Mr James Porter), and the Surveyor (Mr William Jones, A.M.I.C.E) APPOINTMENT OF OVERSEERS. Upon the motion of Mr John Roberts, the Council decided to appoint Mr Thomas Jones (Bryntirion, Grove Park) as Assistant Overseer for the parishes of Llandrillo-yn-Rhos end Eirias. The following gentlemen were also appointed as Overseers :—Parish ofLlandrillo-yn-Rhos: Messrs Thomas Davies, Tan'rallt Isa' William Thomas, Kensington House and Edward Davies, Glan Conway Villa. Parish of Eirias Messrs W. Rowlands, Glyn and John Williams, draper, Old Colwyn. THE PROPOSED PROMENADE AND FORESHORE IMPROVEMENTS OPENING THE TENDERS. The principal object of the special meeting was to open and consider the tenders received for the work in connection with the proposed Promenade and Foreshore Improvements. The Chairman was proceeding to open the tenders, when Mr Robert Evans said that, before the tenders were opened, he wished to ask whether the specifications had been carefully considered by the Highways Committee. He had reason to believe that they had not, and he was rather surprised that they should allow the ritiers to be opened without first of all having a full know- ledge of what they had to do. Mr John Roberts said that the Committee had gone through the specifications roughly, but had a fairly good idea of what they had to do. other- wise they would not have given instructions to their Surveyor. The Rev. Venables-Williams: I should like to know what were the instructions which were given to the Surveyor, before the tenders were invited. Instructions must have been given by somebody. The Surveyor said that he received instructions from the Council, to get the plans and specifica- tions ready at once. When they were completed, he handed them to the Clerk of the Council. Mr George Bevan The question is, Were the specifications submitted to the Highways Com- mittee ? The Surveyor That I do not know, sir. Mr Blud I believe there is a minute of this Council to the effect that the Surveyor was to advertise for tenders without further instructions. The Rev. Venables-Williams Then we are of course bound by that. The Surveyor I can assure the Council that I have not acted single-handed in the matter. Mr Robert Evans I do not think there is such a minute on record. I say it is most improper for us to go into a contract of so much importance without first of all giving fair consideration to the specifications. We are here as representatives of the ratepapers, and ought to do a thing properly. Mr John Roberts It is not yet too late to con- sider the specifications. But I remember that we gave instructions to our Surveyor, to adver- tise for tenders, about a month ago. The Surveyor has explained to us the specifications. Person- ally, I am quite satisfied now that our Chairman has seen them. He told me himself that they were all right. I hope we shall proceed-to open the tenders to-day. If any member wishes to raise an objection, he can do so before the contract is signed. I move that the tenders be opened. The Rev, W. Venables-Williams seconded. Mr William Davies: I do not object to the tenders being opened, provided the specifications are first of all read to us. We in Colwyn Bay have been rather too loose in the past in regard to these kind of things. I am certain it will mean less trouble if the specifications are read out. The Rev. Venables-Williams: Is it Mr W. Davies As long as I am on my feet, I will move that the specifications be read. Mr Robert Evans seconded. The Rev. Venables-Williams Is it correct that the specifications have been submitted to the Chairman of the Council. The Chairman Yes, and I am perfectly satis- fied with them. I went through the bill of quantities very carefully, and I never saw one which had been more carefully drawn out. It is therefore hardly necessary to go through them again. If we open the tenderslto-day and come to the conclusion that we shall not require one thing or the other, it will not affect the specifications. Moreover, this is not the proper time to raise objections. It was well known to all the members of the Council, that the tenders were to be opened to-day. Mr Robert Evans But we were told that the Highways Committee had done their work properly. Mr Blud supported the motion to open the tenders, and this was subsequently put to the meet- ing and carried, two members only voting for the amendment. Mr William Davies It must not be understood that I was against opening the tenders to-day. I only wanted the specifications to be read out first. The Surveyor said that, before the tenders were opened, he had to inform the Council th-At they had to be sent in not later than 10 o'clock that morning, and that condition had been complied with, in each case. He had also taken the pre- caution of insisting upon each contractor sending in a bill of quantities. He hoped that the Council would see that they did not pay more than was reasonable on every item in the contract, and would throw out the tender of any contractor who had not complied fully with the conditions. The Rev. Venables-Williams I move, there- fore, that any contractor who has not complied with all the conditions, be disqualified. Mr John Blud seconded the motion, which was put and carried. The names of the contractors, together with the amonnt of their tender, were then read out by the Chairman, as follows :-John Weston, Silverston. £ 11938 13" iod W. E. Jones, Rhianva, Colwyn, £14,243 Messrs A. Braithwaite and Co., Leeds, £ 15,897 Rowland T. Williams, Glasfryn, Colwyn Bay, £ 15,065 9s 3d; J. F. Jones, Colwyn Bay, £ 13,900; Jacob Biggs, Birmingham, Li 1,789 6s Enoch Tempest, Marple, Cheshire, Lio,694 17s H. B. Johnston, Wrexham, £ 13,875 George Lawson, Glasgow, £ 13,722; Messrs S. Pilling and Co., £ 11,495; George Lawe, Kidderminster, £ 12,299 Messrs L. W. Mawson and Co., Manchester, £ 10,358. The Rev. W. Venables-Williams moved that, before any one of the tenders was accepted, a committee should be appointed to inquire into the credentials, &c., of the above-named contractors. Mr Blud We can take the five lowest into consideration. Mr John Roberts seconded the proposition, which was declared carried. Mr Biud's suggestion was then agreed to, and the following names were selected :—J. Weston, J. Biggs, Enoch Tempest, Pilling and Co., and Mawson and Co. The Surveyor informed the Council that Mr Weston was the contractor engaged with the Llanfairfechan Sewerage Works. Messrs Pilling and Co. were railway contractors, whilst Mr Biggs had just completed the Rhyl Sewerage Scheme, which he understood had been a great success. Mr Tempest and Mr Mawson were practically strangers to him. The Rev. Venables-Williams moved that, inas- much as it appeared that Mr Mawson was a man in the moon so to speak, his name be struck out. Mr Robert Evans suggested that Mr Tempest be treated in the same way. Mr William Davies strongly objected to the names being struck out in such a fashion, remark- ing that it would be rather hard upon the con- tractors, whose qualifications mtght be quite equal to those of the others. Mr Blud hoped that it was not intended to strike the names out finally. The Chairman agreed with what had been said by Mr W. Davies, and said that it was dangerous to draw a hard and fast line. Mr William Davies next asked when it was intended to commence operations, remarking that the ratepayers were most anxious that the work should be commenced forthwith. He had also suggested at a previous meeting that the work should be done in sections. The Surveyor That is in the specifications. Mr R. Evans suggested that, when the Agenda was completed, the Council should form itself into a Committee to go into the quantities. Mr John Roberts agreed, but thought that a Committee of Instruction should be appointed, who could deduct from or add to the quantities. It was ultimately decided to hold a special meet- ing, to further consider the tenders, on the follow- ing Tuesday. The Clerk (Mr J. Porter) read a draft amended Provisional Order with reference to the Cowlyd Water Board, but it gave no increased represen- tation to Colwyn Bay on that Board. Mr W. Davies complained that the Local Government Board had not taken any notice of the various requests of the Council in the matter. He suggested that they ask Mr Herbert Roberts to put some questions in Parliament about it. Mr Blud moved that they again appeal to the Local Government Board to grant an increased representation to the Council on the Cowlyd Board, in accordance with the rateable value of Colwyn Bay. Mr W. Davies seconded. The Rev. Venables-Williams supported the resolution. He had changed his views on that subject after seeing the way in which Colwyn
Makes Boots and Harness waterproof as a duck' shack and soft as velvet. Adds three times to the wear and r*rw n urn«i allows polishing. Nineteen «0LD MEDAL EXHIBITION HIGHEST ■ 1 m AWARDS. Tins 2d., 4d., ■ ■■ IMttlN Is., and 2/6, of all Boot- I makers, Saddlers, Iron. ■ mongers, &c. 359—52
The Urban District Council Election. COLWYN BAY WARD. Shortly after nine o'clock on Monday evening, March 30th, the Returning-Officer (Mr James Porter), to whom a vote of thanks was passed on the motion of Mr Blud, declared the result, which was as tinder:- ELECTED: Votes. *Blud 293 *Davies 269 *Hughes 259 NOT ELECTED Jeffries 164 Walker 150 Wood 133 Jones 108 Signifies a retiring member.
Flowers of Wild Wales. No. 2. Newcastle Weekly Chronicle Supplement (March 21st, 1896) :-A stroll along the shore from Colwyn Bay to Little Orme's Head yielded us much pleasure. In the field the scarlet poppies bloomed in abundance, and on the sandy path at our feet the rarer round-headed poppy ( Papaver hybridum), was to be seen, and further on, between the stones of the sea-wall, spreading its golden blossoms and long seed vessels, the horned poppy (Glaucium hiteum). The Litter plant has a glaucous foliage and a handsome flower. It takes the term horned from the peculiar shape of the seed vessel, which reminds one of the silicle of the cruciferous order. A pretty little plant with large white flowers, in comparison to its size, is the knotted spurry (Spergula nudosa) flourishing on the sandy com- mon we are now about to pass. Here the rest- harrow, so familiar a plant on Whitley links, presents quite a formidable appearance, becom- ing a shrub from one to two feet in height, and bearing spines an inch or so long amongst its very fine flowers. The dove's foot geranium, and another species, the long-stalked geranium, bloom here with the stork's bill (Erodium circutarium), the prickly ox-tongue, the teasle, the larger knap- weed and the scabious (Brassica campestris), small poterium, and spurge. On Conway sands, a few miles from Llandudno,the Rosa spinosissima abounds. Here we found the last rose of summer, a pale yellow specimen, and plenty of jet black hips, also the pretty blue flowers and leaves of the sea thistle (Eringium maritimum). which are still decorating our vases mixed with feathery grasses of various sorts. The sea purslane and glass worts are plentiful on this beach the latter, such strange looking plants, forming themselves quite a subject for study. We found leaves of the sea convolvulus, but we were too late to see it bloom. I forgot to record in my first paper on the Great Orme, which appeared in the Weekly Chronicle of December 14th, 1895, the verocium, the small- est thistle (Carduus acaulis), about three inches high, bearing its flower, and a discoid knapweed of like dimensions. The lovely blue flowers of a statice are to be seen on the muddy shores of Conway river. How the seeds of this plant reach maturity, being washed by every tide, seems to me a perfect wonder. In this neighbourhood may be found the commoner sea aster, also Arenaria rubece. The sandy common between Llandudno and Deganwy mountain is studded with the golden stars of the Inula pulicaria. The dusky red of the hound's tongue blossom is here and also the tiny twinkling blue eyes of the bristly Lycopsis arvensis. Two water plants next attracted our attention the first in a pond, the other in a ditch, being the rose-coloured Poly- gonum amphibium and pink veronica, with forget. me-nots in great beauty and number. On Deganwy mountain the maiden pink rewarded our search, or more correctly speaking, we were astonished to find a flower which appears to be Dianthus deltoides. This rock looks like sand- stone and the flora seems to be different from that of the Ormes. The little churchyard at its foot is gay with the rare violet flowered viper's bugloss. In this neighbourhood we saw henbane. that poisonous plant flixweed, also in flower musk mallow (Malva rotundifolia) and Malva sylvestris, all three. A curious trefoil, the hare's foot, grows about here. and Solanum nigrum with purple flowers and spines. Is this a variety, I wonder ? M. F. C. ALCOCK, Newcastle.
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—51 J. E. ROBERTS & Co., AUCTIONEERS Sf VALUERS, House and Estate Agents. Sales conducted on reasonable terms. Cash advanced on Absolute Sale. OFFICES Station Road, Colwyn Bay. 297-52
Bay was outvoted at the Cowlyd Board at the last meeting. [Applause]. The resolution was carried. The Rev. J. G. Haworth asked whether it was a fact that any expression of feeling had been made in the Council that Mr T. Parjy would not represent them on the Cowlyd Board, because he had noticed in the District some election placards making such assertions in case certain persons are not elected. It was remarked that no such feeliug existed, and that the placards were an election dodge. [Laughter]. The adjourned special meeting of the Council was held on Tuesday, March 31st, when there were present the Rev. Thomas Parry (Chairman), Messrs William Davies and John Blud (who took their seats after their re-election), Messrs George Bevan and John Porter, and the Revs W. Venables-Williams and J. G. Haworth. The Council having considered in Committee the qualifications of each of the contractors for the foreshore improvements, it was moved by the Rev. Venables-Williatns, and seconded, that the tender of Mr Jacob Biggs, of Birmingham, be accepted. Mr John Roberts subsequently suggested that the meeting be adjourned, in order that the Colwyn representatives, who would be certain to object to such an important contract being let in their absence, might attend. The Rev. Venables-Williams did not think an adjournment was necessary, as they were there in consequence of the last adjournment, when the date of that meeting was fixed. It wss subsequently decided to adjourn until the following morning (Wednesday) the Clerk being instructed to issue notices. The Clerk was also instructed to wire to Mr Jacob Biggs, asking him to attend the next day's meeting, it being under- stood that the motion to let him the contract had been agreed to.