F. J. HOLMES, ACCOUNTANT, "LARKFIELD," WOODLAND ROAD, COLWYN BAY. Accounts written up, or audited. Correspondence attended to and Agencies undertaken. 338— SOMTS CHURCH, COLWYN BAY. SALE OF WORK CONVERSAZIONE, AND VARIED ENTERTAINMENT INCLUDING TABLEAUX VIVANTS, CHARACTER SONGS, &c., &c., On Easter Tuesday, April 17th, 1896, In the PUBLIC HALL, COLWYN BAY, At 2.30 p.m. Proceeds towards Church Land (Interest). &c., &c. Contributions towards the Sale will be thankfully received, and Donations in money, by the Hn„ /MISS ROWLEY, Strathallan. HON. SECS. jREV R THEO JONES. Berwyn. PUBLIC HALL, COLWYN BAY. TABLEAUX VIVANTS and DRAMATIC ENTERTAINMENT, 'WHITE-BAIT AT GREENWICH," ON THURSDAY, APRIL 9th, 1896. — Doors open at 7.30, to commence at 8 p.m. Admission: Reserved Seats. 2s,; Second do., is.; Third do. 6d. 272-2
COLWYN BAY. SUNDAY SERVICES. Parish Church, Llandrillo.— Knglish 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. Paul's.-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 Sei-vices.-IO 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 it,esleyan-St. John's,I'he Aveitite.-Next Sunday morning 11.0, evening 6.30, Rev T F. Lockyer, B.A., Hastings. Prayer meeting, morn- ing, 10.15. Sunday School, afternoon, 2.30. Wed- nesday evening, 7.0, Rev T. F. Lockyer. English Presbytei-ian.-Next Sunday Morning, 11.0. evening, 6.30, Rev John Edwards, Pastor. 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 Congi-egatio)tal.- 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, Pc.)r and Bible Reading; all are cordially invited, presided over by the Rev H. T. Cousins, F.R.G.S., Pastor. Society of Frie nds.- 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 ser^iV)s <fire 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 t" show them a number of interesting African Curiosities. Colwyn Bay (Congo Institute) Young Men's Christian Association-Meetings will be held in the Insti- tute Schoolroom -Friday, 7.0 to 80 p.m., Social conversation and reading 8.0 to 9.0 p.m., Bible Class. All Christian young men are cordially invited to join the Association, and visitors from other Associations to attend the meetings. 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 y 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 Colwyn.—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 — 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 A ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST TO RESIDE AT COLWYN BAY.-The Rev. D. J. Cummings (a secular), of Wrexham,has been appointed resident Roman Catholic priest at Colwyn Bay, to assist the Very Rev. Canon P. Mulligan, V.F., of the Mission of Our Lady "Star of the Sea," Llan- dudno. ENGLISH BAPTIST CHURCH.—On Sunday next (Easter Sunday), special services will be held in the above-named Church, where the Rev. Pro- fessor T. Witton Davies, B.A., Principal of the Nottingham Baptist College, will preach in the morning at II o'clock, and in the evening, at 7,0 clock (instead of 6.30). Professor Davies, who
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SUBDIVIDING THE WESTERN SEA FISHERIES DISTRICT. On Tuesday, March 17th at a meeting of the Western Sea Fisheries Board, at Portmadoc, Mr J. Issard Davies in the chair, a long discussion took place on the question of subdividing the Board's District, a draft previously drawn up being now considered. It was proposed to divide the District into sub- districts, and that they be named Northern Division and Western Division. Several mem- bers supported the proposal, especially so Mr Bonsall, who strongly urged that it should be passed. Mr Thomas (Criccieth) wished to know what advantage would be derived from its passing. The Chairman replied that it would be more convenient for members to meet within their sub- divisions, and they would be able to master their duties and to perform their work more effectu- ally. Mr Thomas That means, in other words, "Home Rule." I Laughter]. Messrs Rowlands and Davies made further remarks, and suggested that the matter be post- poned. Mr Bonsall, however, did not agree to this, and it appeared to him strange that they should go to the trouble of drawing out rules and yet not reap any benefit therefrom. Mr R. Davies supported the resolution, and it was passed. The Northern Division includes the coast line of Anglesey, Carnarvon, and Merioneth, from Rhosfynach (Colwyn Bay) to the mouth of the Dovey, while the Western Division takes in the country from the mouth of the Dovey—including Cardiganshire,—to Cemaes Head, Pembroke- shire. The powers of the sub-divisions were carefully considered, and it was decided that Mr Casson summon the first meeting of the Western Division, to appoint a Chairman, Secretary, and Clerk (local), and that a report and an estimate of costs should be submitted to the Board.
CONWAY. Parish Church (Sunday Services): 8.0 a.m. Celebration of the Holy Communion. 9.45 a.m. Welsh service. 11.15 a.m. English service. 6.0 p.m. Welsh service. 10.30 a.m. daily, Matins. St. Agnes 6.0 p.m. English service. Wesleyan Methodist Chapel.- (English Services).— Next Sunday: Morning 11.0, evening 6.30, Rev J. Taylor, Hull. A GOOD PLACE FOR BOOTS.-For the best and cheapest of all classes of Boots and Shoes go to Joseph Jones, Berry Street, Conway. Best Shop for repairing. adv. 109— THE EASTER-THURSDAY PAROCHIAL TEA AT DEGANWY.—Our readers should not fail to re- member that the dale of the parochial tea, oratorio, etc., at Deganwy is next Thursday, April 9th. THE ANNUAL WELSH WESLEYAN CONCERT ON EASTER MONDAY.—At 7.0 p.m. on Easter Monday the Town Clerk (Mr T. E. Parry) will take the chair at the Market Hall, on the occasion of the Welsh Wesleyan grand annual concert. Messrs R. Jones (" Gwespyr ") and T. Brown will respectively conduct and accompany, and the artistes include Miss Lily Dew, R.C. M. and Mr J. H. Dew (of St. James's Hall and Crystal Palace Concerts). PRIMROSE LEAGUE GLODDAETH HABITATION CHORAL SOCIETY.- In connexion with the above- named Society, a grand concert will be held at the Boys' Schoolroom, at 8.0 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8th, the first part of the programme con- sisting of a selection from the "Messiah." Dr. Rogers will conduct, and the artistes are Mr Theodore Lawson, solo violin; Miss Dew, Miss G. Dew, Rev. F. Lampitt, Vice-President of the Bangor Training College and the members of the Choral Society. A RHYL WOMAN'S STRANGE ADVENTURE.—A Rhyl woman has just had an unpleasant adventure at Conway. It appears that she went to Liver- pool with the usual afternoon excursion on Wed- nesday, March 25th, and on the return journey failed to get out at Rhyl, and was carried on to Conway. Here she got out, evidently the worse for drink, in the small hours. Very early in the morning, some railway-men coming on duty, found her fast asleep on the doorstep of the Conway Station. She had drawn one of the rail- way hand-trolleys between herself and the road, and, having calmly undressed herself, laid her clothes on the doorstep, and slept the sleep of the just. When discovered she had nothtng on her but her underclothing. She was at once awakened, shivering with cold, and dressed her- self, leaving for Rhyl by the 6.30 a.m. train from Llandudno Junction. SUPPOSED INCENDIARISM NEAR CONWAY.- Between seven and eight o'clock on Thursday evening, March 26th, a stack at Bryniau, near Conway, was totally destroyed by fire, assumed to have been kindled by some tramp. The farmer and all his family were away at the time, it being Conway Horse Fair Day. The stack was fully insured. y A SUGGESTED GOVERNMENT RESTORATION OF CONWAY CASTLE.—Under date Westminster, Tuesday evening," the Liverpool Courier Parlia- mentary Correspondent says ;—" Lady Osborne Morgan gave a lecture this evening at King's Weigh-house Lecture-hall, Oxford-street, entitled Life in Welsh Castles." Many Welshmen and Welshwomen were present, At the close of the lecture, which recalled many interesting reminis- cences of the Principality, a vote of thanks to Lady Morgan was proposed by Mr Owen, M.P. The hon. gentleman, in the course of his speech, amid applause, suggested that if the Government had any funds to spare it might do worse than spend some money in restoring Conway Castle, and there setting up a Welsh museum. Sir G. Osborne Morgan was among those taking part in the proceedings, which were enlivened by selections of Welsh music. MEDICAL SUCCESS.—After a course of only six months at the London Hospital, Mr Samuel Newall Foulkes, youngest son of Mr Thomas Koulkes (of High-street, Conway), has success- fully passed the first examination (Elementary Biology) of the Examining Board of the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons. It will be remembered that for his Preliminary Medical Examination, which he past last summer, Mr S. N. Foulkes was coached by Mr T. C. E. Daniels, M.A., Headmaster of Conway College. THE JUNCTION FOOTBALLERS VICTORIOUS IN ANGLESEY.—On Saturday afternoon, March 28th, Mr G. Williams captained the Junction United Football Club to victory at Holyhead, against the Holyhead Town F.C., who were defeated, after a warmly-contested game, by four goals to one. MR FFRANGCON-DAVIES.-Mr D. Ffrangcon- Davies, M.A., is in America. He is singing at the New York Philharmonic Concerts, and has been engaged for "Christus" and the "St. Mathew Passion at Boston. SPECIAL SESSIONS. CONWAY, MONDAY, MARCH 30TH.-Before Councillor Dr. R. Arthur-Prichard (chairman) Major Ephraim Wood and Owen Rowland, Esq. BROUGHT UP ON A WARRANT. Thomas Williams, painter, Berry-street, Con- way, was brought up in custody, on a warrant, by P.C. Parry (20), on a charge of aggravated assault upon his wife, on March 28th.- The prisoner was fined £ 1 and costs, and was also bound over in the sum of 1; 10 to keep the peace for six months. CONWAY CASTLE AND ARCHBISHOP WILLIAMS. The following review of a new novel whose scene is Conway Castle when held by Archbishop Williams of York, is taken from The Chester Courant (March 18, 1896) ;—" Battlement and Tower (London, Longman's and Company, 6s)— Owen Rhoscomyl, the author of this interesting new story, seems to have anticipated the wish recently expressed by our citizen, Flintensis, that some Welsh Walter Scott would arise and depict the stirring events in his natural history. The Principality is certainly picturesque enough, geographically as well as historically, to warrant the undertaking. So many minor Walter Scotts have sprung up of late years, and some of them so very far after the great master, that it is about time Scotland got a rest, and Wales a chance. Rhoscomyl, who has stepped into the breach on behalf of the Principality, has chosen the Castle of Conway for his subject at the most thrilling period of its history, when it was held for King Charles by the warlike Archbishop of York against the overwhelming forces of the Parliament. Arma virumque would have formed an appropriate preface to the work, for the author celebrates deeds of daring by flood and field with a zest that would have delighted old Virgil's heart. What, if in the excess of his enthusiasm, the writer credits his heroes with incredible feats of valour? He has caught the spirit of the times, and he reproduces the scenes with an artist's hand. The thread of a double love story runs through the novel, and absorbs the readers's at- tention amid all the clash of arms, the adventures of the two unhappy girls in the beleagured castle being admirably worked out. Cestrians, and all who are familiar with the scenes in Flintshire, Denbighshire, and Carnarvonshire dealt with, will find this a highly entertaining work." THE CALVINISTIC METHODIST COMPETITIVE MEETING. This year the Calvinistic Methodists of Conway displaced in favour of a concert their competitive meeting annually held on New Year's Day, the postponed meeting being held at the Connexional Schoolroom, under the presidency and conductor- ship of the Pastor (Rev. T. Gwynedd Roberts), on Tuesday evening, March 31st. In addition to the Chairman, the adjudicators were the Rev. R. Llugwy Owen, M.A., Ph.D. and Messrs J. Williams, junr., R. Roberts, J. Roberts, C. C. Jones, D. J. Evans, D. Jones, W. G. Williams, J. R. Furness, and Josef E. Jones. The pro- gramme was as follows :—Hymn sung by the audience address by the chairman song, Ddaethoch chwi at lesu," the Children adjudi- cation on hand writing,- i st, Evelyn Evans (Paris House), and 2nd, S. A. Owen (Mount Pleasant); tenor solo competition, Gwlad fy Mebyd," 1st, Mr R. LI. Jones (Bazaar) adjudication on "Arholiad Llyfr jostia,ist, Arthur Llewelyn Evans, and 2nd, Annie Gertrude Dougall com- petition in sight-singitig,-ist, Herbert Owen Evans recitation, "Mr Spruce," Mr John Williams adjudication on six-stanza poems entitled Dagrau'r Saint,ist, Mr Robert Roberts ("Trebor Aled") duett competition, Gwys i'r GAd,ist, Messrs John Williams and D. L. Hughes adjudication on the examination in Hanes lesu Grist,ist, Evelyn Evans and Oswald T. Dorkins, and 2nd, Gwladys Evans (London House) competition in the pluralising of words, -1st. Arthur Llewelyn Evans, and 2nd, Herbert Owen Evans adjudication on the essay Prif Linellau Cymeriad jostia,ist, Mr R. Ll. Jones (Bazaar) pianoforte duett, The Wolves," The Misses Lily and Ada Hughes adjudication on the essay Crynhodeb byr o hanes Josua,"— 1st, Arthur Llewelyn Evans, and 2nd, Pierce H. Evans, and 3rd, Annie G. Dougall duett compe- tition, "O mor hardd yw lesu Grist,"—1st, Evelyn Evans and Lizzie Williams adjudication on the essay Lie a gwaith Esgob, seiliedig ar yr Episjolau Bugeiliol,ist, Mr Robert Roberts song, I godi'r hen Wiad yn ei hol," Mr D. L. Hughes adjudication on the essay" Lie a gwaith gwraig yn ol I Timotheus, ii benod,Ist, Mrs Price (Waen Terrace); ear-test competition, 1st, Herbert Owen Evans competition in recitiiig Beddau'r Teulu,Ist, Miriam Owen, and 2nd, S. A. Owen bass solo competition, Rhyddid Cytiiru,ist, Mr D. L. Hughes competition in reciting" Y Boreu Olaf,Ist, Mr John Williams competition in singing Israel,ist, Lizzie Williams (Chapel- street) competition in reciting Gofyniad ac Al.ebliad,ist, Dilys Glynne Williams, and 2nd, Willie Williams; adjudication on freehand drawitig,-ist, Thomas David Roberts (Berry- street) competition in singing the hymn-tune St. Elizabeth. "-ist, Mr D. L. Hughes's Party song, Nos da y Credadyn," The Children's Choir. CONWAY TOWN COUNCIL. At the Conway Town Council's monthly meeting called for 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1st, at the Guild Hall, Conway, the Mayor (Councillor Humphrey Lewis) presided. The Council is constituted as follows, those present being indicated by an asterisk, the time of arrival being shown within brackets following each asterisked name THE MAYOR: [Councillor Humphrey Lewis.] ALDERMEN (4): *Hugh Hughes (2.39). Hugh Jones. •William Hughes (2.29). H. Lloyd-Mostyn. COUNCILLORS (12): *R. A. Prichard (3.21). *A. W. Jones (2 29). *J. W. Tosdevine (2.29). Uwen Jones. C. J. Wallace. *John Hughes (2.37). Hugh Jones. M. J. Morgan. *John Williams (2.39). *Humphrey Lewis (2.31). *Edward Roberts (2 33). A. Netherwood. OFFICIALS: Town Clerk: *Mr T. E. Parry (2.29). Borough Surveyor,$c.: *Mr T. B. Farrington, C.E. (2 33). Collector: *Mr T. M. Jones. LLAnRHOS ROAD WIDENING. The Council confirmed the General Purposes Committee s recommendation that the plans, etc., of proposed widening of main road from Tywyn to Llanrhos, at an estimated cost Of Z3,150, be approved subject to the County Council under- taking to repay the cost to the Town Council. WATKIN STREET SEWERAGE. The Council confirmed the Sanitary Commit- tee's recommendation that the Borough Survey- or's report, under Section 16 of the Public Health Act, 1875, as to Watkin Street proposed Sewerage Works, be adopted, and that the necessary notices be served upon the owners of the land through which the proposed sewer is to be carried. THE PROJECTED FEVER HOSPITAL. Upon the Sanitary Committee's recommenda- tion, the Council approved the site the Penmaen- mawr Urban Council proposed for a Fever Hospital, on the sea side of the Railway, near to Penmaenmawr Gas-Works, and, in the event of the site being selected, decided to join the Pen- maenmawr Urban and Conway Rural District Councils as a Hospital Board for the erection and maintenance of a Fever Hospital for the Joint Districts. THE RAILWAY BILL IN PARLIAMENT. It was reported that a letter had been received from the Local Government Board, giving the Board's consent to the Conway Town Council, to oppose the London and North-Western Railway Company's Bill in Parliament. THE COWLYD WATER SCHEME. It was reported that the Local Government Board had requested the Council's observations upon a draft Provisional Order amending the Conway and Colwyn Bay Joint Water Supply Order, 1891, so that the Order may be submitted to Parliament for confirmation it was resolved that the Town Council state that they had no observations to make upon the proposed amended Provisional Order. THE FINANCES. The Finance Committee, in its minutes of the meeting held on March 24th, reported that the Collector had collected £ 846 is id, leaving £ 1444 12S 3d arrears; that it appeared that there was a balance of £ 4,174 6s 7d due to the Trea- surer that during the month of March, the wages, &c., paid, amounted to Z65 7s 3d; and that the accounts recommendeded for payment, totalled £ 595 15s iod, the largest item being one Of £ 35 2s 9d due to the Llandudno Urban District Council. CONWAY AND LLANDUDNO COUNTY COURT. LLANDUDNO, THURSDAY, MARCH igth.-Before His Honour Judge Sir Horatio Lloyd. CONCERNING BOTTLES. MissAnnie Robinson,Central Hotel,Colwyn Bay, sued the North Wales Bottle Protection Society and E. H. Davies, a member of the Council of that Society, for a number of her bottles detained and damages.—Mr Bone was for the plaintiff and Mr Thornton Jones defended.—Mr Bone said that Miss Robinson was not a member of the Society, but she exchanged bottles with Mr E. H. Davies. Owing to the large number of her bottles detained in the Society's stores she was obliged to take some action in the matter to gain possession of them. They had admittedly 48 dozen of her bottles in their possession.—In cross-examination by Mr Thornton Jones, plaintiff said she would not join the Association because Mr E. H. Davies did not keep faith with her. She did not benefit at all by the collection of bottles by the Society.—Mr Thornton Jones argued that the plaintiff was practically a member of the Society, and benefi- ted by its work.-His Honour said that the plaintiff had not paid a subscription, and therefore could not be reckoned a member, nor could she be held amenable to the rules, though, if the So- ciety chose to let her, she could participate in the benefits.-Mr Bone hoped the Judge would indi- cate that in future the Society could not detain the bottles of zion-members.His Honour said the Society had the whip hand, and could say to people-" If you don't join we won't help you in protecting bottles."—Mr Thornton Jones argued that in common law the Society should have some- thing from plaintiff in return for the benefits she had received.—His Honour took a different view, and gave judgment for the plaintiff for £2 2s., to be reduced to 2s. if the bottles were delivered to her in a week. Costs were allowed on the £2 2s. LODGINGS AND SICK ATTENDANCE. David Jones, Back Madoc-street, Llandudno, for whom Mr Bone appeared, sued Thomas Hughes, ironmongers' assistant, for £ 4 12s., rent of lodgings and sick attendance.—Mr Henderson, who appeared for the defendant, set up that the action was an afterthought, his client having obtained judgment against the plaintiff for -1-5, money lent.- Judgment was given for the plantiff for 20S., inclusive of 2s paid into Court. A GREENHOUSE CONTRACT. W. F. Mason, Gogarth Abbey, Llandudno, w-s sued, by Griffith Roberts, painter, for £5, balance due upon a contract for erecting a greenhouse.— Judgment was given for the defendant, without costs. CONWAY POST OFFICE. The amount provided for this Post Office is :— For the Postal Department L1469, and for the Telegraph service, £261, distributed as follows:- POSTAL: Postmaster, £160; Sub-Postmasters, £ 193; Clerks, sorting clerks, medical officers, &c., and wages of unestablished force i., 154 Stampers, postmen, allowances for delivery, good conduct stripes, and wages of unestablished force, £868; Allowance to Head Postmaster for assistance £ 24 Rent, &c., L70 Office and incidental ex- penses, £ TELEGRAPH: Postmaster, £ 20; Sub-Postmaster, £ 32; Tele- graphists, &c., £ 111; Messengers, &c., L67 Allowance to Postmaster for assistance C16 Rent. &c., kt5; Office and incidental expenses, £ BI-ANNUAL COMPARISON. The estimate for this Post Office in 1894, was:— Postal, L2489 Telegraph, £ 330. NINTH ANNUAL HORSE SHOW. The ninth annual Conway March Horse Show, held March 26th. 1896, in a Mount Pleasant field north of the Bryn Hyfryd paddock, was a greater success than ever, both financially and having regard to the quality of the equine exhibits, whose number in 1896 was equal to that catalogued in 1895. The number of persons present on the field was less than that registered in 1895, but the decrease by no means approached fifty per cent, while the admission-fee had been doubled. The arrangements been admirably made by a Com- mittee. of which Colonel Platt, J. P., was Presi- dent Mr W. F. Jones (Bodidda), Vice-President; Councillor J. W. Tosdevine, Secretary and Councillor A. W. Jones, Honorary Assistant- Secretary. Tickets were dispensed by Messrs Llewelyn Jones and Hugh Williams, and were collected by two very efficient Gate Stewards (Messrs Cornelius Williams and William Davies), whose arduous duties were performed with un- failing discretion and ability, were as follows Messrs James Porter, W. M. Sever, J. Pollitt, G. O. Jones (Merchlyn), W. W. Walton (Llandudno), D. R. Davies (Plas Isa', Glanconway), and James Stott the Mayor of Conway (Councillor Hum- phrey Lewis, J.P.); the Town Clerk (Mr T. E. Parry); the Borough Surveyor (Mr T. B. Farring- ton, C.E.); Councillor Dr R. Arthur-Prichard, J.P., C.C.; Mr John Lees (Cartref Melus), J.P.; Major Ephraim Wood (Pabo Hall), J P.; and Mr Owen Rowland, J.P. The Judges were as fol- low :-Agricultural Classes,—Messrs Humphrey Owen (Tredolfyn, Anglesea) and Robert Jones (Brvnrhydd, Chwilog); Roadster, Cob, and Pony Cla sses,Iessrs Jones (Nyffryn) and Arthur E. Evans (Bronheulog, Wrexham); Local Judges in Agricultural Classes I and 2,-Messrs Robert Ellis (Brynpin), John Foulkes (Hendre, Conway), and John Jones (Pantiddan, Abergele). THE OFFICIAL LIST OF PRIZES, &c., was as follows :—Class I, Best Shire Stallion, 1, £40 and a silver medal presented by the Shire Horse Society, Mr P. P. Pratt, Bryn Llithrig, St Asaph; h.c., Mr David Wlliams's Burgundy (sire, Harold," No. 3703, by Lincolnshire Lad II"); c., Mr Owen Jones, Plas, Eglwysbach. Class II, Best Roadster Stallion, — 1, £ 15, Mr P. P. Pratt, Brynllithrig, St Asaph h.c., ditto c., Mr Evan Jones, Bodafon, Llandudno. Class III, Best Agricultural Team,-i, L3, Mr Morris Prichard, Penbryn, Bangor 2, £ 2, Mr Conwy Bell, Bryn-y-ffynon, Rhuddlan 3. £ 1, Mr John Evans. Plas Tirion, Llanrwst. Class IV, Best Agricultural Mare or Gelding,-i, £ 2, Colonel H. Platt's Madryn Venus," Llanfairfechan 2, £1, Mr John Hughes, Bryngwylan, Llangerniew; 3, ios, Mr Ellis, Wig, Aber. Class V, Best Agri- cultural Mare or Gelding rising 3 years,-I, £2, Mr Griffith Roberts, Talycafn ucha'; 2, £ 1, Mr David Foulkes, Pendyffryn-farin, Conwy 3, 10s, Mr D. R. Davies, Plas Isa', Glanconway. Class VI, Best Agricultural Gelding or Filly rising 2 years,-i, £1, Mr Ellis, Wig, Aber; 2, 10s, Mr William Jones, Talybont. Class VII, Best Agri- cultural Colt or Filly, foaled in 1895,- 1, 61, Mr Hugh Roberts, Llanerch, Llanfairfechan*; 2, 10s, Mr H. Ellis, Wig, Aber. Class VIII, Best Agri- cultural In-foal Mare,-I, £ 2, Colonel H. Platt's Cranton Noble," Llanfairfechan. Class IX, Best Roadster 15 hands high and over,-i, £ 2, Hon Mrs Ward, Old Colwyn; 2, Ll 10s, Mr G. O. Jones's "Daisy," Merchlyn, Conway; 3, 10s, Mr D. W. Evans, Bryn MorfydJ, Llanrwst; c, Mr Edwin Jones, Colwyn Bay. Class X, Best Cob, 141 hands and under 15 haiids,-i, L2, Mr Conwy Bell, Bryn-y-ffynon, Rhuddlan 2, Li, Mr D. R. Davies, Plas Isa', Glanconway; 3, 10s, Mr John T. Parry, Saracen's Head, Bettws-yn-Rhos c., Mr David Roberts, Station View, Llandudno. Class XI, Best Cob, 131 hands and under 142L hands,-r, £ 1 ios, Mr H. Ellis's "Edith," Bryn- ypin, Ty'nygroes, Conway; 2, £ 1, Mr Conwy Bell, Bryn-y-ffynon, Rhuddlan 3, ios, Mr H. Holland, Bee Hotel, Eglwysbach; h.c., Mr Her- bert Hughes, Plas Coch, Trefriw c., Mr John Edwards, butcher, Llanerchymedd. Class XII, Best In-foal Mare, over I4! hands, adapted for breeding horses suitable for saddle or harness,— I, L2, Mr G. O. Jones's Lily of the Valley," Merchlyn, Conway. Class XIII, Best Pony, not exceeding 13! hands,-i, £r 10s, Messrs John Jones and Sons' "Silver King," Llandudno; 2, Li, Mr J. Kerfoot Roberts s Romulus," Foryd Lodge, Abergele; 3, ios, Mr J. O. Lloyd, London House, Eglwysbach; h.c., Mr Daniel Lloyd, Bodgwynedd, Bettwsycoed c., Mr R. Lloyd Jones, Penmaenmawr. Class XIV, Best Welsh Mountain Pony, not exceeding 12 hands,-f, Li ios., Messrs John Jones and Sons' "Lady White," Llandudno; 2, £ 1, Mrs Ephraim Wood, Pabo Hall, Conway; 3, ios, Messrs John Jones and Sons' "Lady Brown," Llandudno h.c., Mr Morris E. Jones, Voel Ferry, Brynsiencyn; c., Mr T. Davies Jones, Market Square, Chester. Class XV, Best Shire Stallion and 2 of his off- spring born in the district, all three to be judged together,-i, Cio (special prize presented by the President), Mr David Williams's Burgundy" (sire. Harold"), Ty Gwyn, Abergele. Class XVI, Best Agricultural Mare or Gelding in the Show, of any age, — 1, £ 2 2s (special prize pre- sented by the Vice-President), Colonel Platt's "Cranton Noble," Llanfairfechan; h.c., Colonel Platt's "Madryn Venus" c., Mr Conwy Bell, Bryn-y-ffynon, Rhuddlan. Class XVII, Best Mare or Filly entered, or eligible for entry in the Shire Horse Stud Book,-i, Silver Medal presen- ted by the Shire Horse Society, Colonel Platt's "Cranton Noble h.c., Colonel Platts's "Madryn Venus." Class XXVIII, Best trotter shown un- der saddle (style and speed to be taken into con- sideration by the Judges), open to all comers,i, £ 1 (special prize presented by Councillors A. W. Jones and J. W. Tosdevine). Mr R. Ellis, Bryny- pin, Conway; 2, ios (ditto), Mr Conwy Bell, Bryn-y-ffynon, Rhuddlan h.c., Hon Mrs Ward, Old Colwyn; c., Mr Conwy Bell. Class XIX, Best Brood Mare Pony, height not to exceed IJ! liatids,-i, Free Nomination to "Young Caradoc" by Caractacus," dam by Blazeaway," (spe- cial prize presented by Messrs John Jones and Sons, The Dinarth Hall Pony Stud Farm), Mr J. Davies Jones, Market Square, Chester; 2, Mr R. Lloyd Jones, Penmaenmawr; c., Mr Morris E. Jones's "Molly Bawn," Voel Ferry Stores, Brysiencyn. THE JUDGES' LUNCHEON. 11 Prior to the judging, the Committee enter- tained the Judges to a first-class lunch admirably catered by Miss Dutton, at the Castle Hotel the comestibles were all that could be desired and a good deal more than ordinary, and the waiting was so excellent as to be worthy of special re- mark. Vice-President W. F. Jones, occupied the chair, and was supported by Mr W. A. Dew (of Bangor) representing the President (Colonel Platt), who is now regaining health by cruising in the Mediteranean; the Ex-Mayor (Councillor Dr R. Arthur-Prichard, J.P., C.C.) occupied the vice-chair. After lunch the vice-chairman proposed the health of the President, the cause of whose ab- sence (serious ill-health) they all regretted, a gentleman who had spent much time and money in promoting the welfare of agriculture. As his re- presentative, he had sent a gentleman who could tell more lies in five minuteslhan thespeakertold in ten months, and who, moreover, could get paid well for it. [Mr T. B. Farrington You don't want to give the Devil his Due," and much merriment.]. Concluding, Dr Prichard coupled with the toast the name of Mr W. A. Dew. Mr Dew, responding, said that Colonel Platt's health was improving. Colonel Platt had lately invested in a stallion, and took very great inter- est also in the improving of the breed of Welsh black-cattle. The toasts of "The Vice-President" and The Judges were enthusiatically honoured, on the respective propositions of Mr G. O. Jones and the I vice-chairman, the Vice-President and Mr Evans (Wrexham) responding. —— t
The Lost Chord." In listening to the beautiful words of Miss Proctor, and the expressive music of Sir Arthur Sullivan in his setting of this world-wide favourite, it is usual to imagine a player seated at the organ with eyes uplifted, and with the appearance of a man lost in an inspiration, but, suddenly, his inspired wanderings cease, because he strikes a chord which he wishes to repeat, but cannot. From a musical point of view, this is not very likely to occur to a trained musician, when we recollect that all possible chords in our system of scales are known and classified, and their gram- matical succession fixed in accordance with natural laws. Although this Lost Chord," then, may be so far a pretty fiction," yet, I think, we may find a way-as Miss Proctor and Sir Arthur evidently did,—to realize the full meaning of the ideal which impresses us so strongly as a reality. Let us sit down to the organ, that King of Instruments, and strike a few of those thrilling chords and let our fingers wander idly over the noisy keys." First, I will ask you to a^urae that I am a trained musician, also that my fingers are trained to express readily and perfectly any emotion of my mind, and that I have some emotions worthy to be expressed. Then you must allow me to get into an ideal train of thought, as all true improvisers must do, and I must let my fingers unravel all my ideal, and speak it to you and to me so that the music may carry us on to the end of the story, in those tones which range trom an angel's whisper to the thunders of a mighty tempest from the sweet simplicity of childhood to the agonised throbbings of a mighty heart. I go to my organ then on a quiet summer even- ing after long day of teaching, and let its sweet tones, or as Miss Proctor beautifully calls it the Soul of the organ sweep over my weary spirit "and touch it with its infinite calm." The sun is just settiiig the fine old church is lighted with us dying rays, as I roll back the doors of my beloved instrument, and turn on the water I feel the effect of the beautiful Crimson Twilight" in the quiet old Church, there is not a sound to be heard, it is quite all that is necessary to inspire me to draw the softest Voix Celestes and allow my fingers to fall lightly on the keys and cause the lovely soft tones to Flood the Crimson Twilight" the deep though soft pedal tones trembling in the air and all combining to make almost an Angel Psalm." In spite of the beautiful effect of the sunset on my sublime surroundings, my mind wanders about viewing scenes and faces which have entered into my life to-day, and one scene seems borne in upon it more than the others in this way. My first chord happened to be a mournful one (technically called minor) and the sequence of minor chords following it, drew my mind and thoughts to this one incident more forcefully than the rest: I called to see my favourite pupil, a brilliant executant, as well as a born musician, with a soul, as one might well say, too ideal for this world my fingers tell me all his story again in sobs and wails, as my mental vision sees his weak worn-out body praying for new strength and inspiration to complete his new oratorio The Last Judgment," then he begs me to play it to him so far as it is completed, especially the last new solo and chorus, "And I saw a new heaven," his favourite and, he says, his best, so I play for him, and he sings snatches of the melodies and the last, the favourite, a most entrancing melody and sublime chorus, he says came to him as he lay dozing and dreaming of his beloved work, and, he would have me believe, an angel came and showed him the new heaven, and opened his ears to the songs of the beautiful city, he is enthusiastic, so much so that I catch the enthusiasm, I follow him in his sublime flight, I see with his eyes, I hear with his ears, as I play the grand chorus. The heavens open I see I hear the celestial choir as the Grand Amen resounds through the Courts of Heaven. But my organ seems out of tune and discordant. What is the matter ? I repeat the chords, but the ideal is gone and I realize that I cannot reproduce that Grand Amen with any instrument of earth, and my concluding cadence tells me very very distinctly that it will be only in Heaven I shall hear that Grand Amen. RAYMOND BERENGER. This may appear perhaps to be a fall from the ideal to the absolutely real, but believe me, it is impossible to improvise with any comfort or regu- larity of thought whilst you are constantly reminded that it is We who are doing the business, by such insignificant things as the wind supply being too much or too little, to say nothing of thinking of the hard labour required to inflate the bellows of a large organ my organ now then stands like a living thing before me. it will, with- out effort or labour, answer the lightest or heaviest demands I may make upon it, so the water at least produces no small part of an ideal organ improvisation. Printed and Published by R. E. Jones & Brothers, at their Printing Works, 3, Rose Hill Street, Conway, and Published at the Central Library, Colwyn Bay.
is widely known as an exceptionally able preacher and scholar, will no doubt have large and interested congregations on Sunday. All seats are free, and hymn-books will be provided. AFRICAN STUDENTS' TEA-PARTY ON GOOD FRIDAY.—At the Congo Institute Schoolroom, on Good Friday afternoon, the African Students are giving a tea-party, which will be followed by an entertainment commencing at seven o'clock. ST. JOHN'S ENGLISH WESLEYAN CHURCH.—At the Good Friday 7.0 p.m. service at St. John's English Wesleyan Church, the Story of our Lord's Crucifixion will be told with appropriate music.— On Easter Monday, at the Schoolroom, the Rev. T. F. Lockyer, B.A., will give A Talk abont Tennyson," illustrated by limelight views and a selection of Tennyson songs admission is free, and Mr Joseph Beckett will take the chair at 8.0 p.m.—On Easter Wednesday evening, Mr A. O. Walker, J. P., F.L.S., will take the chair at the Schoolroom, where a chamber-music concert will be given there will be no charge for admission. ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, COLWYN BAY.—On Easter Tuesday a sale-of-work and conversazione in connexion with the above-named place-of-worship will be held at the Public Hall, the proceeds going in aid of the Church Land (Interest), &c., Fund. The opening ceremony will be performed by Mrs A. O. Walker, at 2.30 p.m. On the following Thursday evening, tableaux-vivants and a dramatic entertainment, Whitebait at Greenwich," will be given by ladies and gentle- men from Colwyn Bav. MISSION CHURCH, COED PELLA ROAD.—On Easter Sunday, the Rev. S. Schor (a native of Jerusalem), Secretary of the London Society for Promoting Christianity amongst the Jews, will preach sermons at the above-named place-of- worship at 11.0 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. THE COLWVN WELSH BAPTIST ANNUAL TEA- PARTY ON EASTER MONDAY.—On Easter Monday afternoon, the annual Welsh Baptist tea-party will be held at the Connexional Schoolroom at Colwyn,and will be followed by the annual concert at the Assembly Rooms, Mr F. Nunn taking the chair at 7.0 p.m. THE WELSH SUNDAY CLOSING ACT AND WATER- ING PLACES.—The following Special Welsh Note appeared in The Liverpool Mercury Petitions are now being taken about for signature praying for such alterations in the Welsh Sunday Closing Act as will enable public houses to be kept open on Sundays in recognised places of popular resort. The petitions are got up ostensibly in the combined interests of Welsh lodging-house keepers and week-end tourists," the latter, it is alleged being prevented from patronising the former as extensively as they otherwise would owing to the limitations placed upon their holiday enjoyment by the compulsory closing of public houses on Sundays. It is pro- posed, if possible, to free Rhyl, Llandudno, Colwyn Bay, Beaumaris, Pwllheli, and other popular watering-places on the North Wales coast, from the operation of the Act, at least during the tourist season." THE COLWYN WELSH BAPTIST COFFEE-SUPPER. —A coffee-supper and an entertainment were held at the Welsh Baptist Schoolroom, on Wed- nesday, March 25th, the supper being laid for seven o'clock, when the Schoolroom was crowded. At one end was a stall well filled with useful articles and wearing-apparel. The tables were superintended over by Mrs Evans (Bryn-y- Gwynt), who was the generous. hostess on this occasion, and who was assisted by all the lady members of the congregation, the gentlemen also being most faithful to the cause, as was evinced by their ready a-sistance. At eight o'clock, an entertainment was held in the Chapel, under the presidency of Mr W. Lloyd Evans (Colwyn Bay), the edifice being well filled. There were on the programme two items which had awakened the curiosity of a great number of those present, one being the fact that a prize of 2s was offered to each one who would read one small verse cor- rectly and the other being the rendition of Coi-me-nai," by the Colwyn Choral Society. The interest in the former, however, was some- what spoilt by from the circumstance that the promoter had trusted a friend with the knowledge of the verse in secrecy, but that friend not only competed, but gave the information to others of his friends, and they (knowing, as they did, the verse) participated in the competition, the result of course being that they read the verse correctly. The posistions of accompanists were ably filled by Mr Walker and Mr D. O. Williams. The programme opened with a pianoforte duett by the Misses Evans (Bryn-y-Gwynt), who, on being encored, played the piece over a second time. Miss Jones (Llawes-y-Coed, Coed Coch), then gave a recitation, Ymrafael rhwng Gwr a Gwraig," and, in answer to an encore, recited The Masher," this piece also taking well. Miss Hughes (Colwyn) then sang" The Holy City in such a manner that an encore was inevitable, Miss Hughes acceding to the wishes of the audience. Three entered the competition in describing an article without naming it Mr J. W. Vaughan and Mr Owen Williams were the adjudicators, the subject being "Jam," and the prize was awarded to Mr W. L. Jones, Henhlas Villa. Jenkins's Temperance solo "Codwn yn Lluoedd was well rendered by Mr John Parry. In the absence of Mr Llew Jones, Mr Evans gave a recitation, But," and was warmly applauded. Song." Wanted, a Wife," Mr Evans. Great interest was manifested in the next competition, when a prize of 2s was offered to each one who would read one small verse correctly, fifteen came forward, and out of these five read the verse correct, as far as one small word in the verse was concerned, ten competitors transforming one word into quite another, which greatly amazed (and yet amused) the audience, who were anxious afterwards to know where the verse was. This was no doubt the most novel competition held at Colwyn. Mr R. J. Davies sang (in the absence of Mr E. C. Evans) Dim ond Deilen," and was well received. Mr J. W. Vaughan then recited a composition of his own, entitled The Rich Man and the Poor Man," and was also well re- ceived (this was the first time for this composi- tion to be recited in public). The long-expected item on the programme, was at last come-to, and, on the president announcing that the Choir would now sing Coi-wee-nai-no," the applause was deafening, and was continued while the Choir were being arranged, and, as the last note faded away, the encore was with such gusto that we have no hesitation in saying that the like had not been heard in the neighbourhood, for some time past. The Choir gave a repitition of the rendering of this remarkable piece, the audience repeating their applause. After the usual vote of thanks, especially to Mrs Evans (Bryn-y-Gwynt) for her good-heartedness on all occasions, Mr Evans sang a song entitled Money." The entertainment, winding up with the Welsh National Anthem, the audience joining in the refrain.—It is understood that the proceeds to be handed over to the Baptist Funds, totalled over £20. Capital, Mrs Evans, capital GOSPEL TEMPERANCE ASSOCIATION.—An illus- trated limelight Temperance lecture entitled An Hour in Picture Land was given at the Public Hall, on Friday evening, March 27th, by Mr Frank Adkins, of the United Kingdom Baud of Hope Union. There was a great number of juveniles present and in the course of the lecture Mr Adkins questioned the children on several points, and their ready answers were most explicit, and added greatly to the interest of the meeting. The views calling for special mention, were entitled "The beautiful fruits of the Earth." All among the barley," The interior of a brewery (" A barrel of Burton being most instructive to both young and old), Treading the grapes (this called forth special apprecia- tion), Drunken Greek slaves," A boat-race on the Tyne," Teetotal navvies," -1 The iron horse and his master," In the harvest-field," Near- est the North Pole," "Jack and his hard lump," "The drunkard's home," and "Looking for father." The chair was occupied by Mr F. Nunn. Hopes are expressed that Mr Adkins will not delay too long before paying another visit to Colwyn Bay.