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LIST OF VISITORS. COLWYN BAY. IMPORTANT NOTICE. All Lists of Visitors must reach the Central Library, Colwyn Bay, not later than seven o'clock on the Wednesday evening, for otherwise they will be too late for insertion in the current week's issue. PWLLYCROCHAN HOTEL. (Mr J. Porter, proprietor.) J. Ponsonby, Esq, Wilmslow Miss Nunns, do Mr and Mrs Ripley, Maghull Miss R. Ripley and maid, do Mr and Mrs W. Charnley, Preston The Misses Charnley, do T. Charnley, Esq, do Master J. R. Charnley, do Master C. Charnley, do Master R. Charnley, do Miss Hartford, do Mrs Openshaw and maid, Southport Mr and Mrs W. Smale, Macclesfield Miss C. A. Smale, do Miss Ada Smale, do Miss K. Smale, do Mrs Brierley, Lancaster Master Brierley, do Mr and Mrs J. Kingsford Wilson, Sheffield Mr and Mrs Richardson and maid, Harrogate Mr & Mrs Gibbons, Wolverhampton Charles Appleton, Esq, Greenhill J. Smith, Esq, do C. Blazer, Esq, do Mr and Mrs Parodis, Kersal Miss Parodis, do Mr and Mrs Braithwaite, Catterick Mrs Deacon, Liverpool Miss Deacon, do H. Wade Deacon, Esq, do COLWYN BAY HOTEL. (Miss Jones, Manageress). Frank Page, Esq Uttoxeter Mrs Page, do G. H. Schofield, Greenfield, Oldham Mrs Schofield, do Miss Duke, do Rev S. Wickham Jones, Stafford Mrs Wickham Jones, do Mrs Buckley, do Master Wickham Jones, do Nurse and baby, do F. Boston, Esq, Huyton Mts Boston, do Master Boston, do Major Pollard, Springfield, Ripon Mrs Pollard, do The Misses Ward, Oxford R. Morrin, Esq, Walton, Liverpool Mrs Morrin, do Miss Morrin, do Miss Crawshaw, do Thomas Tildesley, Esq, Willenhall Mrs Tildesley, do Master Reginald Tildesley, do E. S. Mead, Esq, Brooklands Mrs Mead, do Tom Taylor, Esq, Oldham Mrs Taylor, do T. Wood, Esq, Liverpool Mrs Wood, do Master Wood, do Sydney Fisher, Esq, Amington Hall, Tamworth Mrs Fisher and maid, do Children and nurses, do Martin Griffiths, Esq, Bristol Mrs Griffiths, do Miss Kate Turner, Dumfries Miss M. Symmons, do J. B. Waterhouse, Esq, Liverpool B. Hamsworth, Esq, Rossall Mrs Vincent Smith, Cheltenham Miss Vincent Smith, do Master Vincent Smith, do Mrs McAdam, do LOCKYER'S PRIVATE HOTEL. Mrs Wood, Blackheath, Kent Mrs Davies, Bury Mrs Porter, do Miss Hartley, Eastwood, Yorks Mr H. Elliott, Manchester Mr E. Beattie, do Mrs Richardson, Rock Ferry Mr Crompton, Manchester Mr Black, Liverpool Mrs Brooke, Birmingham Mrs McKean, Bowdon Miss Miller, do Miss Ward, Hinckley PENSION EDELWEISS, (Misses Retemeyer) Miss Foster, Edgbaston Miss Hodgson, Nottingham Miss Stroyan, do Miss Hayes, Liscard 1 Mrs. van Rappard, The Hague, Holland E. W. Jackson, Esq, Bowdon, Cheshire Mrs Jackson, Bowdon, Cheshire Miss Grierson, Holywell Miss E. D. Grierson, do CLAREMONT PRIVATE HOTEL. (Mrs Robinson, Proprietress). A. E. Balden, Esq, Edgbaston Mrs A. E. Balden, do Miss Kathleen Balden, do Norman D. Bower, Southport Miss Norah Bower, do Rev H. Thompson-Jones, S. Stephen's Rectory, Salford Mrs H. Thompson-Jones, do Mrs Booth, Levenshulme T. Chadwick, Esq, Heaton Chapel Mrs Chadwick, do Miss Chadwick, do Masters Arthur & Tom Chadwick, do Fallowfield, Wynnstay Road-Mrs [Richardson Misses Pierson Mr Pierson Mrs Henderson, Waterloo Miss Henderson, do Maenan House, Abergele Road- [Mrs Roberts J. Conolly. Esq, Victoria Park, Wavertree Mrs Conolly, family and nurse, do J. Millner, Esq, Manchester Miss Millner, do Miss Ethel Millner, do Woodside, Rhiw Road-Mrs Ross Mrs Staton, Fallowfield, Man- chester Mr H. Staton, do Hazelmere, Rhiw Road-Mrs Jones Rev J. Jones, B.A., resident Miss Roberts, Buxton Miss Marsen, Wolverhampton Mr R. W. Davies, London Mr Llewelyn Davies, Trawsfynydd Lindene, Rhiw Road-Mrs [Bradshaw Mr and Mrs J. F. Harrison, Liver- pool Miss Harrison, do Master Harrison and nurse, do Mrs John Asken, do Misses Mary & Dorothy Asken, do Mr W. V. Pinfield, do Miss Pinfield, do Captain H. Robinson, do Miss Leatherbarrow, Waterloo Somerset Boarding House—The [Misses Wright A. G. Hunter, Esq, Manchester J. Gatis, Esq, Lytham I Miss Stopford, do Mrs Isherwood, Bolton Mrs Horrocks, do Master W. Horrocks, do Wm. Mawby, Esq, Birkenhead Mrs Mawby, do Mrs Haram, Tranmore Miss M. L. Wright, do Alexandra Villa, Mostyn Road- [Mrs F. G. Salmon Mrs Salmon, Hough Green, Chester Miss Meacock, do Ikorana Boarding House, Mostyn [Road—Mrs Wright Mr L. Affolter, Walton Mrs Affolter, do Miss Affolter, do Mrs J. Cornish, Liverpool Miss Cornish, do Craig-y-don—Miss Murray Nurse Ferguson, resident The Laurels, Woodland Road- Mr and Mrs Heaton, children and maid, Stalybridge, Manchester Wave Crest, Lawson Road-The [Misses Lever James Frost, Esq, Eccles, Man- chester Mrs Frost, do Miss Elsie Frost, do Mr T. Frost, do Mr James Frost, do Mr W. P. Frost, do Mrs Bowden, Timperley, Cheshire Miss Bowden, do Richmond House, Greenfield Road [—Mrs Berry Mrs Best, The College, Chester Miss Best, do Master Kenneth Best, do Miss M. Best, do Master Herbert Best, do Nurse and maid, do Miss Pell, Chester Conescliff, Greenfield Road- Misses Boardman, Manchester Kirklus, Grove Park-M rs Jenkinson Mr H. Parry, Sefton Park, L'pool Stretford Villa, Hawarden Road- Mrs Hulme Mrs Blaze, Newark Miss Brewster, do Stamford House, Sea View Terrace [Mrs Samuels Mrs Amlhen, Stalybridge Miss Gertrude Buckley, Dukinfield
COLWYN BAY. THE FREE CHURCH CONFERENCE. The Conference of Free Churches was held, at the Lecture Hall, on Thursday afternoon, April 23rd, when the Rev. Thomas Parry, J.P., A.C.C., presided, the motive in view being the formation of a Free Church Council for Colwyn Bay, Colwyn, Llysfaen, etc. The President, in opening the meeting, said that they lived in perilous times, and he sincerely hoped that the meeting would be the means of helping them to do their duty on the stirring question of the day. [Hear, hear]. The Rev., J. Edwards was glad to see so many Churches represented. He hoped that the English and Welsh Churches would draw together in this work. If any lagged behind, it was because they did not fully understand the objects of the Council. Sunday observance was one point it was a disgrace to have a four-in-hand driving round Colwyn Bay on Sundays, and they ought, as Free Churches, to co-operate against it. Then there was the Temperance question why should that be left to an outside organisation ? When a fresh license was applied-for in Colwyn Bay, the Churches should unite in their Council to oppose it. They could take important action in the Education question, and in some respects in political matters, though it was not necessarily a political organisation. The Rev. W. Briscombe (Llandudno) urged that Nonconformist bodies should unite more than they had done in the past, for their mutual benefit. The Rev. John Raymond stated what had been done at Llandudno, and the satisfactory way in which the Welsh and English Churches co-oper- ated there. He alluded to what was being done on the Cemetery question. It was remarked that the question of a Cemetery was prominent at Colwyn Bay, and the proposed Free Church Council would take cognisance of the matter. The Rev. J. Lanceley referred to the opposition recently offered to new licenses by the Free Churches, and said that the Churches had deter- mined to put up with the sneers of the brewers. [Applause]. Between the meetings the delegates sat down to a sumptuous tea (given, with his usual gener- osity, by Mr F. Nunn). The evening public meeting was held at the Welsh Baptist Chapel, Mr F. Nunn presiding. In his address, Mr Nunn said,—" In its inception nothing could have been simpler than the religion of Christ. So far from Thirty-nine Articles being laid down even the Ten Commandments were condensed into one. But no sooner had the Founder gone than his followers began to fill in the glorious outline with a vast quantity of colouring of their own notions,—the good wine became indeed old crusted port, but, as some of us think of the symbol I have used, none the better for that. A fungus growth covered the Tree of Life, and, like real fungus, it was, as a rule, poisonous, and it nearly always, instead of helping real growth, hindered and sucked out the life of the tree. Over the essence of religion there could be no controversy, but over these accidents there were many opinions, so that East and West became sundered, and, while the East sub-divided into Gregorian, Mestorian, Coptic, Orthodox, and what-not, the West, also by the sheer weight of this burden of parastic incumbrance, broke up into Roman and Protestant, and, while the Roman was not without its subdivisions, Protestantism still more, in its passionate efforts to shake off the incubus of that tradition which they held had made the commandments of God of no effect, divided into Lutheran and Calvinistic, and this latter into Independent and Presbyterian. And the Quakers and the Baptists arose, and last of all (excepting only the Salvation Army, which seems to be itself now entering on to the splitting stage) came the Wesleyan Church, full of the vigour of youth, long tied to its mother's apron- string, but now in our day gaining the courage which its success well justifies, to hold up its head among the Free Churches, and to call itself also a Church. And Methodism split up, the Baptists split up, and the Presbyterians disrupted, and there is not one in this synagogue to-night (I am sure) but glories in at least some of these splits, holding that, so far from schism being sin, schism is a necessary consequence of sin, the sin of Churches, the error which has grown up around the truth, hiding it from our eyes. But, while we rejoice in the faith that led our forefathers to come out and be separate, we rejoice yet more in the love that led them to look further than exter- nals, and to find bases of re-union, and so we thank God for a United Presbyterian Church and a United Methodist Free Church, that Baptists are no longer General and Particular, that America keeps but one brand of Methodism in stock, and that Australia is on the road to do the same. But there is a point where Corporate Union must stop, or Liberty of Conscience go. You may have a nominal union of Papist and Protestant, of Laud and Latimer, of Liverpool and Lincoln, of Gace's Catechism" and Gore's "Lux Mundi," of S.P.G. and C. M.S., and call it a National Church if you like, united in the solitary fact of holding the bag, but, unless a higher bond of union than that can be fouud, we will remain apart. But, if Reunion be a dream '-and it surely is and must be while the Roman Church in its greatness, and the Anglican in its arrogance, has only the idea of union by absorption like that between the man and the tiger,—if, I say, Union can never be absolute and complete until at least we have a further revelation of the mind of God, does nothing remain ? Cannot the walls be reduced in height so that we may shake hands over them ? Are our differences such as to demand the lofty and impenetrable barrriers which that now separate us ? Cannot the armies that have fought the I enemy, and, alas, too often wasted blood and treasure in fighting each other, form now but one I army divided into many regiments, each with its distinctive banner, each with its own command- ing officer, aye, each with its own court-martial for the punishment of breaches of its own bye- laws (if I am not carrying the simile too far), but each waring a warfare against a common foe with emulation, but not with envy, not treading on each other's toes, but giving its whole energies to the defeat of the common foe. And this is the object of the movement which we are met this evening to initiate in Colwyn Bay, the drawing closer together of the Free Evangelical Churches. We owe no obedience to the Pope. We are not of the fellowship of those who, of various views unite in bowing down the head to an image whose legs are tithes, its arms Cathe- drals, its fingers and toes Parish Churches, its head Queen Anne's Bounty, and its body the immense wealth of the Ecclesiastical Commis- sioners, and which is covered with a radiance of Court favour and of Government recognition. We pay allegience to Christ, and to him only. We believe that such a federation can be made to redound to a deepening of our spiritual life, to a hastening of the coming of the Kingdom of God, and these are our motives in helping on this move- ment. This is the day of the expression Non- conformist Conscience," and we glory in the term. We are proud that such subjects as Social Purity, Temperance, Justice to Armenia, and Arbitration with the United States find their first and warmest sympathisers among the Free Churches, and we predict that a federation of those Churches must redound to the honor and glory of God, and hasten the coming of the time when His Kingdom shall come, His Will be done 011 earth even as it is in Heaven." The following resolution was put to the meeting: That this meeting enters its emphatic protest against those promises of the Education Bill which, in its opinion, seriously affect and cripple the administration of public Elementary Education by the Local Authorities created under the Educa- tion Act of 1870, on the following grounds :—(i) Because the School Boards will depend for their share of the local rates upon the will of another Local Authority which has been elected for totally different purposes, and may be influenced by totally different considerations (2) Because, if the devolution of the powers of the Government Education Department in relation to the distribu- tion of Parliamentary Grants, and the consequent inspection of the Schools, is carried out as per- mitted by the Bill, the School Boards will be under the educational control of a Committee of the County Council the majority of whom have no special knowledge of such business, yet who will determine the method of distributing the Grants, and may even modify the course of instruction (3) Because facilities are given for the dissolution of School Boards, and for the transfer of their powers to the Educational Authority, placing the practical management of the Schools in the hands of Local Managers far removed from popular control." A resolution was passed forming a Free Church Council for Colwyn Bay, Colwyn, Llysfaen, and district. The President called upon the Rev Luke Wiseman to address the meeting, and that gentle- man said that Church Unity was in the air the microbes of unity are within,—the forces of doing evil are drawing more closely together, so why should not the forces of doing good also be drawn more closely together; why should we not rub shoulder to shoulder. We should first be Christians, and then denominationists. Our motto should be Back to Christ." We are doing what the pilgrim in Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress did when he came up with others, they Progress did when he came up with others, they walked side by side and, if we unite, we can then act in harmony one with another. We have got a mission to everybody, and we, each of us, have to work that mission out for ourselves. Nonconformist Parishes have been formed in Bir- mingham, which are carrying on House-to-house Missions. There are Free Churches in Birming- ham, and there is a Free Church Council there, and they had recently a monstre united meeting, -Wesleyaiis, Baptists, Presbyterians, and Armenians, all united. We can unite in social work the Churches, in detail or collectively. The next speaker called upon was the Rev E. T. Eweing (Broad Street Presbyterian Church, Birmingham), who said,—We have to speak on an important movement. It has been the outcome
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PRACTICALLY AN INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL under another name, all the Intermediate School subjects being taught, and to quite as advanced a stage. A class of pupils are being prepared for the Oxford Preliminary Examination next June, and_the School staff are ready to prepare pupils for other Preliminary Examinations, such as those of the Pharmaceutical and Law Societies, etc. In March 1895, the Colwyn Bay Board School passed so well in examination by Her Majesty's Inspector, that in the following June notice was received dispensing the School from examination, three surprise-visits being paid instead. The attendance in the Higher-Grade Department is good both as to number and regularity, the weekly average attendance ranging from eighty to 92 per cent. of the number of pupils on the registers. The Chemistry lesson was made extremely interesting by Mr Turner, whose every word, demonstration, and even gesture, seemed to be followed with rapt attention by all but two or three of the pupils, many of whom gave most intelligent answers when questioned by Mr Turner. After the half-hour's lesson was over, at the command of Mr Turner, who part of the time played the pianoforte accompaniments, the children sang "The Ashgrove," "The Bells of Aberdovey," and other pieces, which were ren- dered very sweetly, the girls especially being well trained in opening their mouths in true songstress- like style when singing; the boys, with perhaps some three or four exceptions, might with advantage be less afraid of doing similarly. There is a large playground, with covered sheds for use in wet weather, and the School buildings throughout seem well adapted for the purposes they are designed to serve, adequate provision being made for ventilation, lighting, and heating. A circulating library for the use of the Higher Grade pupils, has been provided by a voluntary subscription, and it may be added that the cost of the pianoforte and chemicals does not fall upon the rates, these having been provided by the Masters. In concluding this report of a very satisfying and pleasant visit to a well-man- aged Higher-Grade School (or Department), it may be added that the report of H.M's Inspector is expected very shortly, and that document will speak for itself as to the excellence of the results attained.
Carnarvonshire Joint Police Committee. At this Committee's annual meeting on April 23rd, Mr Jones Morris (Portmadoc) was elected Chairman. THE CHIEF-CONSTABLE'S REPORT. In his report the Chief-Constable (Col. Ruck) stated that there had been a slight increase in the mumber of indictable offences, and a con- siderable increase in the number of the non- indictable offences committed. The latter had been chiefly caused by the offences of drunken- ness, common assaults, offences under the Town Police Clauses Acts, and vagrancy,—the increase under those headings being respectively 85, 28, 23, and 17. There has been a satisfactory decrease in the number of tramps relieved. The number of tramps relieved during the past quarter 905, as compared with 1415 in the cor- responding quarter last year. Number brought up for begging, 20 convicted, 15 discharged, 5. The value of property stolen was £ 53 5s 7d, of which L24 12S was recovered. Three publicans were proceeded against for offences under the Licensing Acts. Two for selling to drunken persons, and one for opening during illegal hours two being convicted and one dis- missed. The following promotions were made in consequence of the death of the late Supt. Williams. Inspector Rowland to the rank of Superintendent, P.S. T. Jones to that of Inspector and P.C. E. F. Evans (45) to that of Sergeant. In connexion with this matter, I may say that a Constable, to whom promotion was offered, asked to be allowed to decline it, on the ground that he would by accepting it be obliged to pay a higher rent than he could afford for a house. And I venture to suggest the desirability of equalising the house rent paid by members of the force upon the lines adopted in most other forces. A superannuated member of the force, Ex-Inspec- tor H. Roberts, was appointed at the last meet- ing of the County Council to act as Inspector of Weights and Measures for the Divisions of Bangor, Conway, and Pwllheli, for one year. Mr W. A. Darbishire commented upon the great increase shown in convictions generally, particularly of women. With regard to the suggestion as to equalising the house rent paid by Police Constables, &c., Mr J. R. Pritchard moved, and Captain Stewart seconded, that the committee which had this matter under consideration on a previous occasion should again be asked to enquire into it, and report. Mr Charles A. Darbishire said that in the case of Llandudno, a Constable had been obliged to take lodgers in order to meet the heavy rent of ^40 which he had to pay for his house. The motion to refer the matter to a Committee, was passed, the Chairman, Captain Stewart, Messrs C. H. Darbishire, H. Kneeshaw. D. P. Williams, J. R. Pritchard, Brymer, and D. E. Davies being placed on the committee. Mr D. P. Williams called attention to the great disparity between the number of persons con- victed of drunkenness and the number of publicans convicted during the past quarter, the figures being 176 as against 3. Some tour years ago, this matter was, taken up by the Police Com- mittee, who appointed the Lord-Lieutenant, Mr W. A. Darbishire, and himself (Mr Williams), to draw out a report, and provide for the use of the various Petty-Sessional Divisions a return of all the public-houses in the county. The report was accordingly prepared and presented to the court of quarter sessions, by whom it was approved, and in that report there was a recommendation that with a view to the better supervision of public-houses by the police, the conducting of business through back and side entrances should be discouraged. Now, many people would, doubtless, blame the police for their seeming negligence in not having had but three publicans convicted during the last quarter, and therefore lie thought it desirable for the public to know how very difficult it was for the police to find out and take proceedings against publicans who were guilty of breaking the law. One reason which the police adduced for this was that people slipped out of public-houses through back and side doors. In order to try to cope with this difficulty, he moved That it be an instruction to the Chief- Constable to make, with the assistance of the police force, a return of back and side doors of public-houses used for trade purposes, with a return also of those doors which, in the opinion of the police, should be closed in the interests of law and order, such returns, after consideration by this committee, to be sent, if thought desirable, to the Petty-Sessional Divisions for the purpose of reference." Mr C. H. Darbishire pointed out that on the strength of the report already prepared and sanctioned by Quarter Sessions, the magistrates of the Conway Division were accustomed to make it a condition of the granting of new licenses that back doors should be closed. Mr D. R. Daniel inquired of the Chief-Constable whether he could offer a reason for the difference between the number convicted of drunkenness and the number of publicans convicted. The Chief-Constable said that it could only be attributed to the fact that it was practically impossible to make the seller responsible for every person who got drink from him. Lord Penrhyn believed that the matter might be met by instructing the Chief-Constable to draw the attention of Petty-Sessional Divisions to the circumstances as stated by Mr Williams. Mr W. A. Darbishire, as one of those who drew out the report, some years ago, considered that the simplest way would be to draw the attention of Petty Sessional Divisions to that report. He moved, as an amendment, that that be done. Mr D. P. Williams explained that the report in question did not contain the returns for which he now asked. Eventually, Mr Williams's proposal was carried. SALARIES OF JUSTICES' CLERKS. The Cammittee further considered the report of a Sub-Committee with reference to rearranging the salaries of the Justices' Clerks, an increase of salary being recommended in some cases and a decrease in others. Mr Breese, the Clerk to the Portmadoc Division, attended to show cause why his salary should not be reduced, one reason being that a part of Merionethshire had recently been added to the Division and a letter was read from Mr Cledwyn Owen, the Clerk to the Pwllheli Division, expressing regret that ill-health prevented him from attending the meeting. There was a recommendation by the Committee that the salary of the Clerk to the Conway Division should be increased, by reason of the fees which he remitted being considerably more than his salary. After some discussion, it was decided to defer till the next meeting the final consideration of the matter. THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE CONWAY DIVISION. The Rev. J. Spinther James moved that the Police Superintendent of the Conway Division be henceforth stationed at Llandudno instead of Conway. He maintained that it was high time the headquarters of the police for that Division was removed. The other day all the policemen of Llandudno left to undergo their drill at Conway and during their absence there were two malignant processions in the town. Mr William Jones What were the malignant processions ? Mr James Painters on strike. Mr Jones Oh, I thought you had been visited by Fenians. [Laughter]. Mr W. J. Parry moved that the consideration of the matter be referred to a committee. Mr Nanney seconded the proposal. Mr C. H. Darbishire thought it important that the opinion of the magistrates of the Division should be had. He quite recognised that Llan- dudno wished to have everything into its own hands, but he wished to point out that the town was at the extreme end of the Division. The Chief-Constable denied that all the police left Llandudno on the drill day. A Sergeant and one Constable remained behind. The matter was then referred to a Committee consisting of the Chairman, Mr Menzies. and Bi J. R. Pritchard.
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of deep study, and its object is to bring brothers together, bring denominations to know each other better. Proceeding, the speaker, having given an illustration of two hunters coming down two mountains at the same time, said,—We meet for action. It is not a political organisation. We recognise that our great mission in the country is to purify the life of the nation in all its details this is the the great task we have set for ourselves. Mr Jeffreys proposed a vote of thanks to the speakers, Alderman Thomas Parry seconding. The Rev Luke Wiseman responded, and pro- posed a vote of thanks to the President (Mr F. Nunn), for his excellent speech, and for presiding. The Rev Thos. Lloyd, seconding, thanked Mr Nunn also for his generosity in providing tea for the delegates. Mr Nunn briefly responded. A VISIT TO COLWYN BAY HIGHER- GRADE SCHOOL. Having heard that the Higher-Grade Depart- ment commenced at the Colwyn Bay Board School this year, had for some time been in good working order, an assertion which would be the more readily credited when it was recalled to mind that so noted a teacher and disciplinarian as Mr E. Griffiths was the Headmaster, a representative of The Weekly News, after seeking and readily y obtaining permission from the Chairman of the School Board (County-Councillor John Roberts) on April 28th. visited the School, to fullv satisfy himself as to the reliability of the favourable statements he had heard from time to time. Upon arrival at the School shortly before three o'clock in the afternoon, he sought Mr Griffiths, who readily answered a number of questions, and not only that, but also very kindly allowed him to witness the half-hour's Chemistry lesson com- mencing at 3.10 p.m., and the subsequent singing 11 of several songs, etc., by the pupils. In an answer to various interrogations addressed to Mr Griffiths and the assistant-masters, inform- ation was elicited which may be summarised as follows. The Higher-Grade School (or, more correctly as at present constituted, Department of the Colwyn Bay Board School) was opened in January last, but technically, for the purposes of the Education Department, it is assumed not to have been opened until March. At the actual opening, the Department started with over one hundred children whose ages ranged from ten to fifteen years, and drafted from the ex-Seventh, Seventh, Sixth, and Fifth Standards of the Ele- mentary Schools of the neighbourhood. Mr Griffiths quietly informed the Weekly News representative, when the assistant-masters were beyond hearing, that he had two very able and unwearying assistant-masters (both certified),— Mr E. R. H. Turner, B.A., Lond., being the Science Master, with the greater part of his duties in connexion with the Higher-Grade Department; and Mr J. O. Davies, principally engaged in teaching Standard IV. downwards in the Board School, where Welsh has been taken up as a Class Subject. In the Higher Grade Department, in addition to Scripture, English History, English Grammar, (including Composition), Geography, Arithmetic, Drawing, Writing, Needlework, and Drill, all of which are subjects usually taught in the Colwyn Bay Board School, the pupils have now an opportunity of learning Algebra, (to simple quadratics), Chemistry, Book-keeping, Euclid, and Shorthand, a few of the most forward children being also taught the elements of French and Latin. In fact, as Mr Griffiths stated in reply to a series of direct interrogations directed to this point, the Higher-Grade Department is