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Dales1 GOLD MEDAL Dubbin k Makes Boots and Harness waterproof as a duck's back and soft as velvet. Adds three times to the wear and allows polishing. Nineteen EXHIBITION HIGHEST AWARDS. Tins 2d., 4d., Is., and 2/6, of all Boot. makers, Saddlers, Iron- mongers, Ac. 359-52
CONWAY. I'arish 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. IVesleyan Methodist Chapel.-(Etiglish Services). Next Sunday: Morning 11.0, evening 6.30, Mr Williams. 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 SUNDAY SCHOOL SUCCESS. Miss Annie Gertrude Dougall, a pupil of the Sunday School at Carmel (C.M.) Chapel, Conway, won (with in marks out of a possible 120) the fourth prize uiider-sixteeii cil in the tss ot'the Conway School Examinations conducted under the auspices of the Vale of Conway Monthly Meeting. CONWAY SCHOOL BOARD.—A meeting should have been held at 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28th, at the Guild Hall, but not one of the five members put in an appearance, the officials and Press representatives being the only persons in attendance. MARRIAGE, IN CONWAY, OF "LLINOS TUDNO." —The marriage was solemnised in Conway, on April 21 st, of Miss Maggie Jones ("Llinos Tudno"), of Llandudno, and Mr Cadwaladr Lloyd, of Bala, and of Waverley House, Llewelyn-street, Llan- dudno. After the ceremony, Mr and Mrs Lloyd left Conway for Chester. THE SOCIETY OF ENGLISH ARTISTS. The following appears among the "Art Notes" of The L er IV booz ?Wercury:A new artistic coin- munity has been formed, entitled "The Society of English Artists," whose inaugural summer display may be looked for within a few weeks at the Regent Gallery, Regent-street. It is proposed to hold two Exhibitions a year, and only Members and Associates will be allowed to exhibit. Mr H. Clarence Whaite, R.W.S., is the President, and Mr N. Prescott Davies the Vice-President." CONSERVATISM IN CONWAY AND DEGANWY. The report of the General Secretary (Mr H. Lloyd Carter) of the Carnarvonshire Constitutional Association, contains the following passage in reference to Conservatism in Conway and Degan- wY :The orgaiiisalioti of the Party at Conway is under the auspices of the Workingmen s Conser- vative Club, which is possessed of good and attractive premises. A large part of the Borough of Conway is situated in Deganwy and, in order that the organisation of the Party in Conway should be improved, the Borough's Executive Committee recommended that a separate Club with a local Secretary should be appointed for Deganwy." ST. HELENS VOLUNTEERS CAMPING ARRANGE- MENTS. -The 2nd V.B. South Lancashire Regi- ment (St. Helens) will go into brigade camp this year at Conway from the 23rd to the 30th of May. It is intended to make the allotment of tents, &c., to Companies betore leaving headquarters, instead of waiting until actually arriving on the ground as heretofore. As the number allotted to each tent will be eight, any members up to that number of the same company who wish to stay • in the same tent can do so by notifying to head- 1 quarters by May 16th. The inspection this year will be at St. Helens, on Saturday, June 6th. A SINGULAR INCIDENT ON THE RAILWAY.—On Monday afternoon, April 20th, a curious and remarkable incident occurred, at Llandudno Junction, in connexion with the boat express from London to Holyhead. The train, which was some twenty minutes late, left the Junction and pro- ceeded slowly towards the Tubular Bridge over the Conway, where it came to a dead stop. The passengers looked out and saw the locomotive enveloped in steam, but quite unable to move the train, consisting of fourteen coaches. It backed then went forward, and then stopped again. After several minutes fruitlessly spent in these experi- ments, the driver violently blew his whistle, which attracted the attention of the station-master (Mr Benbow) at the Junction, who in turn signalled to the engine shed for a light engine. This eventu- ally came up, the station-master mounted it, and went to the rescue. The light engine gave the boat express a friendly shove, behind, and started it, and it proceeded on its way, another ten minutes being added to the time lost previously. AN ENJOYABLE CYCLING TOUR FOR LADIES.- The following appeared among the Manchester Guardian "Cycling Notes" on April 20th:—" My Birkdale correspondent "Pearl, who names a route beginning with Bala, and going thence through Dolgelly, Barmouth, Harlech, Tremadoc, to Criccieth and back, Beddgelert, Capel Curig, Bettws-y-Coed, and so to Conway, has not sketched a tour in any way too ambitious for her- self and two other ladies. It is true that they only learnt to ride at Christmas time, but they don't mean to undertake the tour till May, and in the meantime they have 10-mile spins on all fine days. The work will of course be hilly, and I should advise, them to go a little further and practise on the less level country to the eastward of their home. The ankle should be given as much play as possible, and all little hills, like the rises over railways, should be taken at a smart spurt, increasing towards the top. On the long ascents they should ride at a moderate pace, and side by side, if they have the road to themselves. The help that company gives, however meta- physical, is very real, and is exactly akin to the value of "pacing" in a race. As soon as the weakest of the three can surmount ordinary inclines at about eight miles an hour there will be no need to tear the hills of Wales, nor will the tourists find it necessary to limit themselves to the very short stages they propose and stay a night at each place named in the route." A PLEASING REFERENCE TO THE ANCIENT BOROUGH.—A writer in the April number of "The 5, Bow Church Yard Review, a sixpenny quarterly magazine which contains several in- teresting articles, in a brief description of the Great Orme's Head Marine Drive, makes a very pleasing reference to the ancient Borough At the extreme point of the Great Orme we pass the noble structure of the lighthouse, which should, however, be seen from the sea to be properly appreciated. It is built on a rock, which rises in an almost perpendicular line to a great height above the sea. Soon we come in sight of Puffin Island and the coast of Anglesey, with Penrhyn Castle, the Menal Straits and the Bridges in the distauce. Our view now assumes a new aspect, and one which we consider cannot be sur- passed. As the eye travels past Penmaenmawr town, which lies at the foot of the headland of that name, and along the estuary of the Conway,
TLYSAU, oriaduron, pibellau, teganau, tnan nwyddau, dodrefn, te, a phob peth. Goruchwyl- wyr yn eisieu. Cyfarwydd-lyfr cyfanwerthol yn rhad. Ysgrifener, HENRY MAY, (247), Birming- ham. 371-12 we have a panoramic view of the ancient borough of Conway, with its famous Castle and old- fashioned houses. How beautifully and pic- turesquely situated The varied colours of the adjoining woods and the grassy slopes of the mountains in the background blend harmoniously with the gray walls of the Castle, and lend to form a charming framework to the town im- mortalised by Wordsworth in his poem, We are seven.' DEATH OF MRS ROBERTS, MAES-Y-PORTH.— We announce with regret the death of Mrs Roberts (Maes-y-Porth). The deceased's hus- band, the late Mr Peter Roberts, who died about two years ago, for many years conducted a flourishing business as a purveyor of meat at Bron Castell (High Street and Berry Street), selling out, on his retirement, to Mr John Jones (of Llandudno and Festiniog). by whom the pre- mises have been re-named Market Buildings. Mrs Roberts leaves two sons (both of whom are in America) and two daughters (one married to Mr Jones, of Plas Newydd) to mourn her loss. —The funeral, which was a private one, only relatives attending, took place at noon on Tues- day, April 28th, all that was mortal of Mrs Roberts being laid to rest in Conway Cemetery. The Rev T. Gwynedd Roberts, Pastor of the Carmel (Conway) Calvinistic Methodist Chapel (where the deceased had for many years been a member), conducted a short service at the house, and the Rev J. Harries, Curate of Conway, officiated at St. Agnes's Church and at the grave- side. The coffin, which was of polished oak with massive brass furniture, bore a brass name-plate upon which was engraved SARAH ROBERTS, Died April 24th, 1896, Aged 77 Years." The funeral arrangements were admirably carried out by Messrs M. & J. Williams, High Street, Conway. OUR OLD TOWN WALLS. The subjoined is an extract from an article entitled as above, in the Cornhill Magazine for February. 1896:- "On the Welsh border there were several walled towns—Ludlow, Hereford, Monmouth, and Chepstow, for example,—of which the encircling masonry has now disappeared. In Wales, Edward I. built walls round Conway, Carnarvon, and Beaumaris, at the same time that he erected his splendid castles there and there were walls round Carmarthen, Montgomery, and Tenby. The wall round Conway is a mile and a quarter in length and twelve feet wide, and has twenty-one strong semicircular towers along its length, and it has three noble gateways with towers, besides minor entrances. As at Chester, Berwick, and York, the summit is used as a promenade. From it may be seen the wide winding waters whence the pearl was taken that Sir R. Wynne presented to the Queen of Charles II., and that now adorns the crown of England the irregular configura- tion of the town, always compared to that of the national harp the adjoining castle the adjacent woods and the surrounding hills. The wall round Carnarvon is nearly entire, though only a portion of it is open for public enjoyment. We may see it almost exactly as Edward I. saw it when Herny le Elreton, master-mason, and his workmen and the conquered Welsh peasant delivered it and the great castle into his hands, finished or as his queen, Eleanor, saw it when she took up her residence in the castle that her babe might be born in Wales. There are two chief gateways to it, one facing the mountains, the other the Menai Straits and there are many round towers along it-chosen in such works to be circular or semi- circular, as less likely to be injured by the possible operations of battering-rams. The Beaumaris walls have not been preserved." Vale of Conway Congregationalist Choral Cymanva. On Wednesday, April 28th, the Vale of Conway Welsh Congregationalist Choral Cymanva was held at Christ Church, Llandudno, the united Choirs numbering over a thousand voices, and orchestral accompaniments being played by a Band of forty performers, under the leadership of Mr R. J. Williams (Llandudno), and Mr J. J. Marks, M.A., LL. B., presiding at the organ. The conductor was Professor T. Glyndwr Richards, of Mountain Ash, and Messrs Robert Jones (Vron, Penmaenmawr) and A. Evans (Metropolitan Bank, Llandudno) were presidents of the morning and evening meetings respec- tively. The tunes included St. Agnes, Aber- hiraeth, Talysarn, Lenox, Ymlyniad,Bryndyoddef Blaencefn, Coetmor, Trewen, Atonement, &c., and the anthems Dysg i mi Dy Llwytran" (D. W. Lewis) and "Teyrnasa Iesu Mawr" (D. Emlyn Evans). -Professor Richards, in addition to the instructive remarks he made on several of the tunes, said that these Musical Festivals had been the means of greatly improving Congrega- tional singing in the Principality, more so in the North than in South Wales and he was pleased to be able to testify that the Choirs at the several Festivals which he had conducted in that district had trained themselves well. This, he thought, was due in a large measure to the influence of the late Tanymarian. who created a new era in the history of Church Praise in Wales, and it was evident that his influence was a lasting one. He was glad to see that the prejudice against Orchestral Bands to accompany the singing was dying from the land, though there were a few who still looked upon even a harmonium as one of the "three devils." He hoped that the day was not far off when musical instruments would be in general use in the sanctuary, to help the congregations to praise the name of God. After the morning meeting, Mr A. Evans entertained the officers of the Cymanva and Committees, to a luncheon at the Imperial Hotel.—Mr D. O. Williams (Colwyn) was Chairman of the General Committee Mr T. M. Jones (Conway), Hon. Sec. and Mr D. Roberts (Trefriw), Hon. Treasurer. j Shakespeare Festival. Mr. Bayard, the United States Ambassador, visited Stratford-on-Avon on April 23rd, for the purpose of unveiling, in the historical parish church, a memorial window to William Shakespeare, subscribed for by Americans. His Excellency was occupied several hours in this and other functions, and was evidently much impressed by the fervour with which the poet's birthday was observed in the little quiet town which is so constantly the scene of pilgrimages from the great Western Republic. Mr Bayard, who travelled from Birmingham, was accompanied by Mrs and Miss Bayard, and was received at the Great Western Railway Station by the Vicar (the Rev George Arbuthnot). The day was summer-like, and there was a large assemblage at the entrances to Holy Trinity Church. Two magnificent floral offerings were placed upon the poet's tomb—one by the trustees of Shakespeare's birthplace, and the other by the senior boys of King Edward's School; for it should be remembered that Holy Trinity was a collegiate foundation up to the time of Henry VIII. There are few parish Churches in England better adapted to ornate cerimonial than Holy Trinity, and the service on this occasion was stately and impressive. Railway Rates on the North Wales Coast. In the House of Commons on Friday, April 24th, Mr Lloyd George moved an instruction to the Committee on the London and North-Western Railway Bill, to provide that the rates and tolls on the Chester and Holyhead section of the line should not be higher than those charged on other parts of the system. He urged that the rates on that particular system were excessive, and greatly handicapped the farmers and traders of the district in competition with other districts and with foreign countries. Wherever they got a monopoly, this Company were charging the farmer, the landowner, and the small trader excessively, [Hear, hear.]—Mr Howell sec- onded the motion, and protested against the principle which was adopted on many lines, of making small portions of the lines, where there was a monopoly, pay for the cutting rates which they adopted in other parts. [Cheers.]—Mr S. Smith supported the motion, and said that the charges were sometimes four times what was charged for the same things in England.—Mr Herbert Lewis said that several reasons why the London and North-Western should charge in- creased rates over this line had been advanced. One was that it cost a great amount to construct this line, but if it did, the Company had purchased it at a cheap rate. This Branch ran through a district containing a large number of works, and carried the tourist traffic to the seaside resorts. In fact the Company was exercising a monopoly. The Company had constructed lines purely for obstructive purposes, and had bought all the local branch lines as feeders to their main line. As a matter of fact the people of that part of Wales were entirely in the grip of the Company. He appealed to the President of the Board of Trade, who occupied an intermediate position between the great railway companies on the one hand and the small tradesmen and agriculturists on the other, to see that justice was done to the latter, who were practically unprotected on the commit- tees. The House very well knew that the Railway Compames were able to take care of themselves. -Mr Ritchie deprecated such an interposition of the House upon an ex-parte statement, the Rail- way Company not having had the opportunity of presenting their case, and pointed out that the Committee to whom the Bill would be referred would be fully charged with the questions raised, seeing that a clause in the Bill dealt with them, and that the Board of Trade would make repre- sentation to the Company on evidence submitted of preferential or unfair rates. He pointed out that the question of maximum rates on particular portions of lines where the cost of maintenance was heavy, had been raised again and again in that house, and had been a matter for investiga- tion and discussion both at the Board of Trade and before Committees of the House of Commons, and had been settled after due deliberation. In these circumstances, he asked the House not to interfere in such a complicated question.—In reply to Mr Lloyd George, Mr Ritchie further said that Colliery Companies, Slate Companies, and Associations of Traders would have a locus standi before the Committee on the Bill.-Tlie House then divided, and there were- For the instruction, 118; against, 177; majority against, 59.
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Corre i5pottb once. [In no case are we responsible for the opinions expressed in this column.] To the Editor 0.1 "The Weekly News." THE COLWYN BAY "FLAG STAFF." Sir,-WI 11 you allow me as a frequent visitor to Colwyn Bay, and one who has often enjoyed its charming scenery, its lovely rambles through the woods, and its salubrious and healthy climate,— to ask why the "flag statf on the hill top is not replaced. It must be a matter of two years since it was blown down. There is no question more frequently asked by visitors, Did you climb up to the Hill, and get the charming view from the Flag Staff." Now I am of opinion that any little thing which will entice or coax visitors seeking health and pleasure, to go one or two steps higher, and then to linger and revel in the "breezy, bracy and beautiful air of the flag staff hill, with its lovely views of the surrounding country, should be the duty and the pleasure of those who wish the happiness of Colwyn Bay visitors. It would add greatly also to the comfort of the visitors if one or two more seats were added and the old ones repaired it is a great boon and privilege to be permitted to ramble through the woods, and I much regret to see that some visitors forget that and trespass from the walks.—I remain, yours truly, MANCHESTER MAN. 2, Grove Park, 29th April, 1896. ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, COLWYN BAY. Sir,—I am very grateful to you for inserting my "appeal in your last issue and for your kind and helpful notice of it. It is due I should state the result, and I am very glad to be able to say that a little more than the sum asked for has come in since the appeal appeared, namely, Rev. J. G. Haworth, £ 100; Ralph Tomlinson, Esq., Oaklatid-s, Z50 W. H. Cogswell, Esq., .£25; Anon., Lio J. Porter, Esq., J.P., L5 5s Miss McGullough (Elmwood), £ io; per the Misses Crossley, £3 3s. Thus, the £500 required to secure a Grant of £500 has been raised and we have now £ 2000, including the Grants, towards the Vicarage Building Fund. Kindly allow me, whilst writing, to express my deep sense of gratitude to all (and they are very many) who have so willingly and generously contributed to this and other Church Funds in the Parish for, in making up the Easter Vestry accounts, I was myself surprised to find that no less than £ 10,000 (exclusive of this Vicarage Fund) had been raised in the parish during the last three years (or a little under that time), for various Church purposes. The collections this year (including £ 179 12s from the Mission Church) amounted to £ 1000, an increase of some £ 200 on the previous year, and being double the amount of collections of the last year but one. Again thanking you, sir.—Believe me, yours faithfully, HUGH ROBERTS, Vicar. 29th April, 1896.
Late Advertisements. 0 BE SOLD.-Two Pony Carr'ages.-Alply LIandriilo Vicarage, Colwyii ?ay. 377- T LWYN. Board Residence or good Hou,,e C To Let Furnished, Iii best locality, 5 Inin- utes frjm Beach. Replies to be addressed "W," Weekly News Office, Colwyn Bay. 377-4 IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE. 1896. No. 00S5. Companies (Winding Up). Mr. Justice Vaughan Williams. In the matter of THE COMPANIES ACTS, 1862 TO 1890, And in the Matter of THE COLWYN BAY PIER COM- PANY, LIMITED. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that A Petition for the Winding-up of the above- named Company by the High Court of Justice was on the Eighteenth day of April, 1896, presented to the aid Court by JOHN ANNAN, of Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton, in the County of Stafford, Gas Engineer, a Creditor of the said Company, and that the said Petition is directed to be heard before the Court sitting at the Roval Courts of Justice, Strand, London, on the Thirteenth day of May, 1896, and any creditor or contributory of the said Company desirous to support or oppose the making of an Order on the said Petition may appear at the time of hearing, by himself or his counsel, for that purpose, and a copy of the said Petition will be furnished to any creditor or contributory of the said Company requiring the same by the under- signed, on payment of the regulated charge for the same. FRITH NEEDHAM, 10, New Inn, London, Agent for THOMAS GATIS, Of 9, King Street, Wolverhampton, Solicitor for the Petitioner. NOTE. -Any person who intends to appear on the hearing of the said Petition must serve on, or send by post to, the above-named, notice in writing of his intention so to do. The notice must state the name and address of the person, or if a firm, the name and address of the firm, and must be signed by the person or firm, or his or their solicitor (if any), and must be served, or if posted, must be sent by post, in sufficient time to reach the above-named not later than six o'clock in the afternoon of the 12th of May, 1896. 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.
OLD COLWYN. Parish Church, Colwyn.-English Services (Sundays), Holy Communion: Every Sunday 8 a.m., and first Sunday in the month after morning service. Holy Baptism Sunday afternoon, 3.30. Service and Sermon, 11.0 a.m. and 7.0 p.m. Sunday School, 2.30 p.m., in Assembly Rooms. (Week days). Service and Sermon: Friday, 7.0 p.m. during Advent and Lent. Singing practices, Friday night. Children's Meeting: Monday night. Band of Hope Tuesday night. Welsh Services (Sundays), Holy Communion Second Sunday in the month after morning service. Service and Sermon 9.45 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. Sunday School, 2.15 p.m., National Schools. Week Days, Service and Sermon, Wednesday, 7, p.m. Singing Practice, Wednesday night. Clergy Revs. J. Griffiths, M.A. Oxon., Vicar, J. Roberts, Curate. English Paptixt Chapel, Old Colivyn.-Sunday Ser. vices, Morning 11.0, Evening 6.30. Sunday School. 2.30 p.m. Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 7.0 p.m. Pastor. Rev. J. B. Brasted. FOR GOOD AND CHEAP FLOUR go to W. Williams & Co., Station Road, Colwyn Bay. Splendid baking, 22/6 per sack (of 280 lbs.). Good Family Flour, 18/- per sack. adv. 366— 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 ROMAN CATHOLIC SERVICES IN COLWYN BAY.— The Rev D. Cummings (Assistant-Priest to the Very Rev Canon P. Mulligan, V.F., of the Mission of Our Lady Star of the Sea," Llandudno) will conduct, at the Imperial Hotel, Colwyn Bay, next Sunday, May 3rd, Roman Catholic Services, commencing at 9.0 a.m. THE DENBIGHSHIRE NEW COUNTY-RATE BASIS. —The new County-Rate basis adopted by the Denbighshire County Council, is £ 588,488, which shows an increase of £ 2,717 upon the basis of 1895. Though the difference on the whole is but small (one almost might say microscopical), the rateable values of some Parishes and Unions have greatly diminished, whilst in other cases the valuation has had to be much increased. In the Conway Union there is an increase of £ 16,721, almost entirely due to the building operations at Colwyn Bay. Corwen, Llanfyllin,Llanrwst, Ruthin, and St.Asaph Unions, show respective decreases of -1-453, £ 4i7» A.091. £ 10,712, and £ 5,105. The three Unions last-named are largely agricultural, and the fall in rateable values was partly due to reduction- in rent. Oswestry and Wrexham Unions showed respective increases of L647 and £ 5-353- A LOCAL BILL IN PARLIAMENT.—The Electric Lighting Provisional Orders Bill No. 2, which confirms certain orders made by the Board of Trade under the Electric Lighting Acts of 1882 and 1883, relating, among other places, to Colwyn Bay and Colwyn, passed a Committee of the House of Commons, over which Mr Parker Smith presided, on Wednesday, April 28th, as an un- opposed measure. The Bill confers powers on various authorities to establish or extend systems of electric-light supply in their respective localities. ENGLISH PRESBYTERIAN CHORAL CYMANVA.— The annual choral cymanva of the English Presbyterian Churches of Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Llanfairfechan, Llandudno, Pensarn, Penmaen- mawr, Ruthin, and Denbigh, took place, on Thursday afternoon, April 16th, at the English Presbyterian Church, Rhyl. There was a large attendance of singers from each of the Churches respresented, and the specially-selected hymn- tunes were rendered with so much precision and effect as to elicit warm commendations from the Conductor (Mr Tom Price, of Merthyr). The chair at the afternoon meeting was occupied by Mr R. Bromley, Coroner for Flintshire, alluded to the importance of cultivating congregational singing, and bringing it to as high a state of efficiency as possible. He alluded to the constant improvement that was taking place in the different Nonconformist Churches in the singing, and to the increasing importance that was being attached to it. The chair at the evening meeting was occupied by County-Alderman Elias Jones, J.P., Llandudno; and an interesting address was delivered by the Rev Lewis Ellis (Rhyl): who urged that Nonconforists should make their musical services much more attractive, and en- courage the introduction of any sacred feature which would contribute to its effectiveness. At both meetings there was a large attendance. Tea was laid out for the singers from visiting towns, in the Schoolroom, the tables being pre- sided over by Mrs Bromley, Mrs Edwin Jones, Mrs R. Ll. Jones, Mrs Millward, Miss Vaughan Jones, Mrs Thomas, Mrs J. Verrier Jones, Mrs Bridge Williams, Miss Martha Griffiths, Miss P. M. Collis, and others. THE SEASON.—Mr Schofield's Band is still with us, and the crowds around them when they appear of an evening, near the fountain, testifies to their being well appreciated by the Bayites. THE NEW PROMENADE. -Tlie;iew Promenade has been at last commenced, and the contractor's men are busily engaged in its construction. THE RECENT "WRECK" AT COLWYN BAY.— From "A Friend at Colwyn Bay, the Rev John Raymond, Hon. Sec. of the Llandudno Branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, has received 2S for each member of the Lifeboat crew, 2S for each man who went with the Pier boat, and a donation of £2 for the R. N. L. I. SUNDAY SCHOOL PRIZE-WINNERS. In the Sunday School Examinations conducted under the auspices of the Vale of Conway Calvinistic Methodist Monthly Meeting two prizes were won by pupils of Engedi (Colwyn Bay) Chapel. In the open class, Mr J. O. Davies (Mount Pleasant) secured the first prize, with 115 marks, out of a possible 120 and in the under-sixteen class, Miss Lizzie Jones (Bryntirion) was first, with 118 marks out of 120. MARRIAGE OF MISS MEEK AND MR JOSEPH BECKETT, J.P.—On Saturday, April 25th, the marriage was solemnised, at St. Andrew's, Thornhill-square, London, by the Rev. C. Smith (Vicar), of Mr Joseph Beckett, J. P., Belvedere, Whitchurch, with Miss Meek, daughter of the late Mr Joseph Meek, J.P., of Wigan, and Mrs Meek, of Owendale, Colwyn Bay. The honey- moon will be spent in Holland. ROYAL NAVY.—Mr Cecil Vinning, assistant draughtsman in Lord Armstrong's Shipbuilding Yard, Newcastle-on-Tyne, has passed the Admiralty Exanl*tnation for an Assistant Engineer t] in the Royal ,?'avy. He will enter upon his duties on May 1st. Mr Cecil Vinning is the son of Mr C. Sydney Vinning, Organist of St. Thomas's Church, Rhyl. A PROPOSED CONSERVATIVE CLUB FOR COLWYN. —At the annal meeting of the Carnarvonshire Constitutional Association the General Secretary (Mr Lloyd Carter) stated that the Committee at Colwyn were anxious to establish a Club there. SUDDEN DEATH OF A NOTED WELSH FARMER. -Glooni was cast over the neighbourhood of Colwyn, on Friday, April 24th, as the news spread of the very sudden death of Mr David Morris (Pilws), who was one of the oldest and most noted of farmers in the neighbourhood. He was in his usual health on the previous day, and arose on the morning of his death as usual, his son (David Morris), who is agent to Sir Watkin Wynne, having paid him a visit, and having breakfasted, he expired, the cause of death being failure of the heart's action. The deceased, who had attained the ripe age of 72, was an ex- Guardian (having represented Llysfaen on the Conway Board of Guardians), and was a member of the Llysfaen Parish Council since its forma- tion. His farm and land belonging thereto according to the allotments, also made a name- less rural parish in itself, this parish has been ordered to be annexed to Llysfaen shortly. The funeral took place on Monday, April 27th, at three o'clock, the interment being at Llysfaen, the Rev. R. Jones (Vicar) officiating. The funeral was a large and representative one. A FAREWELL meeting was held, on Tuesday evening, April 28th, at the Welsh Wesleyan Chapel, and a presentation of a testimonial to Mr and Mrs J. E. Jones (Cumberland Stores), who, with their family, are removing to Deganwy. Mr and Mrs Jones have been most faithful to the Wesleyan Cause in the Bay for the last sixteen years, Mr Jones faithfully filling mnny offices in the Church, and lately he has been elected a Circuit Steward. And, in recognition of all their faithful services, last Tuesday evening they were presented with a handsome marble timepiece (which was exquisite beyond description), supplied by Messrs W. Jones & Sons (Colwyn Bay and Abergele), as a mark of the esteem in which they were held by the members and congregation, who also wished success to them in the future. The Rev Owen Evans (Conway), and the Rev T. C. Roberts, and the deacons, and several members addressed the meeting, after which Mr Thomas Evans, on behalf of the Church and congregation, presented the handsome testimonial to Mr Jones, who briefly thanked them for thus showing their appreciation of his services. COLWYN BAY PIER COMPANY, LIMITED.—On Wednesday, April 29th, in the Chancery Division, London, before Mr. Justice Vaughan Williams, sitting as an Additional Judge in Chancery under the Companies Winding-up Act, 1890, the petition of Mr John Annan for the compulsory winding-up of the Colwyn Bay Pier Company, Limited, came on for hearing. — Mr Cann appeared for the petitioner.—The Company was represented by Mr Theobald, who applied that the petition be adjourned in order to give the Company time to look round. The petitioner was the person who had guaranteed the Company's account at the Bank, and he had paid off the guarantee without giving the Company notice, or the Company did not know anything about it, and the petition was presented. He did not say that there was no ground for presenting the petition, but it had been presented without notice that the petitioner required payment. The Company's property was now under offer to a gentleman at the very con- siderable Sum of £ 8000, and that offer was open until Saturday. They had every hope that it would be accepted, and he thought it would really be beneficial to all parties if his Lordship could grant a little delay.-Mr Cann I assent to that proposal.—His Lordship If it stands over it must be for a fortnight.—The petition was accordingly adjourned for a fortnight. THE LATE REV PETER MACKENZIE.—A COLWYN BAY REMINISCENCE.—The authorised "Life of the Rev Peter Mackenzie," by the Rev Joseph Dawson, which was published on April 20th by Mr Charles Kelly, abounds in interesting remin- iscences. from among which we extract the subjoined relating to the great lecturer's visit in 1894 to Colwyn Bay:—The Rev R. H. Mole relates how he heard Mackenzie, two years ago, at Colwyn Bay. It was Conference time, and in his prayer the preacher referred, with great tenderness and pathos, to the sorrows of those who were leaving old friends, and entering on new scenes and labours, He spoke of the silent ones in the graveyard, left behind by the dear widows, who had gone with them through many changing scenes, and now the last change had come, and there would be the packing without the help of those who had been ready to tighten the cord and nail the boxes. Bless the dear sisters, widowed and wearied. Let them have mercy by the way, let not one box be lost; The Lord be with them." A RHOS-ON-SEA FREEHOLD RESIDENCE TO BE AUCTIONED NEXT MONDAY.—At 4 for 5 p.m. next Monday, May 4th, Mr F. A. Dew will sell by auction, at the Colwyn Bay Hotel, Colwyn Bay, the well-built and compact freehold residence known as Hughenden, and situate facing the Parade, Rhos-on-Sea, one mile from Colwyn Bay. Particulais and orders to view, may be obtained from the Trustee in Bankruptcy (Mr A. E. Preston, Chartered Accountant, 55, Cornmarket Street, Oxford); from Mr H. F. Galpin, Solicitor, 4, George Street, Oxford or from the Auctioneer, Llewelyn Chambers, Colwyn Bay. SPECIAL SESSIONS. COLWYN BAY, TUESDAY, APRIL 28TH.Before the Rev. W. Venables-Williams (chairman); and John Porter, Esq. AN ASSAULT ON THE POLICE. Robert William Ellis, labourer, Denbigh, was charged with obstructing Acting-Sergeant R. H. Jones in the execution of his duty, and with assaulting him.—Acting-Sergeant R. H. Jones gave evidence as to having told the prisoner, about 2 p.m. the previous day, that he had two commitments for him, and that the prisoner swore at him, struggled with him, and kicked him with clogs, slightly spraining his ankle. The witness called to Wtlliam Dunning to ask him to call Thomas Williams to his assistance.—William Dunning corroborated.—Thomas Williams also gave evidence, and stated that he assisted Ser- geant Jones to take to the cell the prisoner, who was resisting.—The prisoner stated that the Sergeant wanted him to come to the Police-Station as he was wanted at Denbigh, and he (the pris- oner) refused to come and struggled, as the Sergeant would not let him read in the street the papers in the case.—In answer to the Justices, it was officially stated that he had been fined on two charges at Denbigh, and had been allowed time, after which he kept out of the way.—The alter- native terms of imprisonment totalled six weeks. —The Chairman said that the Bench were very determined to protect the police, and committed the prisoner to Ruthin gaol for three months hard labour, the term to commence at the expiration of the terms of imprisonment for which he had already become liable. DENBIGHSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. At the quarterly meeting, at Denbigh, on April 24th, the Chairman (Sir W. W. Wynne presided. COLWYN V. COLWYN BAY. A petition, signed by a large number of rate- payers, was read in favour of the proposed separation of Colwyn Ward, from the Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Urban District Council. On the motion of Councillor C. S. Mainwaring, the matter was referred to the Local Government Committee. COLWYN BAY'S CLAIMS. Alderman Griffith-Boscawen proposed the ad- option of the Bye-Laws and Standing Orders Committee. Alderman Dr. Jenkins seconded. Councillor Wynne Edwards proposed an amend- ment. He found that the report proposed to eliminate Standing Order 3, and to substitute the following The statutory and ordinary meetings of the Council shall be held as follows :—Denbigh, Wrexham, Ruthin, and so on alternately.' His amendment was, that the March meeting be held at Denbigh; April, at Wrexham; July, at Colwyn Bay October, at Wrexham and January, at Ruthin. Councillor Evan Roberts seconded. Alderman Thomas Parry, in supporting the amendment, said that a meeting should certainly be held at Colwyn Bay, where a very convenient room could be secured for the purpose. Councillor Story said he could not vote in favour of Colwyn Bay. The only meeting arranged to take place there could not be held because of there being no quorum, and Alderman Parry was one of the absentees. [Laughter]. Alderman Lumley also opposed. Councillor Wynne Edwards said that he quite understood that, when Alderman Lumley got to a place, they were so fond of him that they would want to keep him [Laughter], but he could get away from Colwyn Bay at half-past eight at night in the summer. Eleven members of the Council lived in that district. Alderman Lumley rose to a point of order, and asserted that he could not get home unless they got to Rhyl before 6 o'clock. Councillor John Roberts supported the amend- ment, which, on a division, secured only 15 votes, and was, consequently, lost. Alderman Lumley moved an amendment elimin- ating a portion of the report in reference to motions arising out of correspondence. The Chairman explained that the point in the new Standing Orders was to prevent any impor- tant subjects being sprung upon the meetings arising out of correspondence, of which no notice had been given, without the consent of two-thirds
of the meeting. This had been done in the past, and it was wished to prevent it. Alderman Lumley's amendment was defeated, on a division. The report of the Committee was then adopted, and it was decided to prepare copies of the Standing Orders as amended, in English and Welsh. ESTIMATED RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURE FOR THE ENSUING YEAR. From the Finance Committee's report it appear- ed that the County Accountant's estimate for the year ending March 31st, 1897, was, receipts by balances, £ 9249 13s receipts from Treasury, £ 24,645 12s (including £ 21,170 from Local Tax- ation, and £ 2884 Custom and Excise) various other amounts £ 2724 being L36,628 5" added to this is Intermediate Education Rate (id) £ 1220; Technical Education (gd) L305 and 3d) Lio,o65 i is 8d making the General Rate (4s total receipts £ 48,218 16s 8d. The estimated items of expenditure detailed in the various departments, such as roads, bridges, police, prosecutions, salaries ( £ 1450), &c., reached £ 45072 17s, leaving a working balance of £3146. The Committee accompanied this estimate with a recommendation to levy a General Rate of 2§ in the £ on the rateable value of the heriditaments of the County for the first six months of the year a half-penny for intermediate education, and one-eighth of a penny for technical instruction. The bills and claims recommended for payment at this meeting, amounted to L8258 is 3d. COUNTY RATES PAID AND VALUES RECEIVED BACK. The Denbigh Town Council hasjust had present- ed to it, by its highways Committee the following instructive table and remarks thereupon, remarks many of which, in nearly as strong a form might (mutitis mutandis) be used with reference to the lesser but similar injustice suffered by the Colwyn Bay Urban District:—"We venture to submit the following table, and the few remarks following it, to your notice. The table will be easily under- stoods. The first column gives the rateable value of the six Urban Authorities within the county. The second column gives the amount which each contributes towards the County Finances when the rate is at 6!d. in the L. The third column shows what each received from the county for Main Roads; and the fourth column shows how much each receives back for every pound in contributes, for instance, for every pound Llan- gollen pays the county in rates, in gets back i8s., while Denbigh only receives 4s. £ £ £ Llangollen 10,664 289 259 ISS. Ruthin 12,234 331 293 17s. 8d. Abergele 8,102 219 143 13s. otd. Colwyn Bay 39,635 1,073 450* 8s. 4121 d. Wrexham 54,024 1,463 500 6s. io-id. Denbigh 33-525 9°8 224 4s. 1 i\d. 1 his is the amount it is proposed to offer as a contract. The total amount received from rates by the county for the year ending 25th, March, 1895, was L 14, 138. The amount spent upon Main Roads was £ 10,380; that is to say of every pound received from rates 14s. 8d. was spent upon Main Roads. It will be seen, therefore, that Denbigh receives in proportion to its rate- 1( able value far less than any other Urban Au- thority in the county, and gs. 81-d. in the £ less than what is spent generally upon the Main Roads of the county. The intention of the Act of 1888 was undoubtedly to ensure a fair and equitable system throughout the county, and Section I I, Sub-section to. which gives power to the County Council to contribute to wards the Highways in any particular District without actually adopting them, was, no boubt, inserted to meet a case of this kind. At present, the position of Denbigh cannot be said to be a fair one. Owing to its being a much older Borough than any other in the county, no part of the streets of the' town are Main Roads, as is the case in every other Urban District and consequently, the amount expended upon its Main Roads is very much less—in fact, Denbigh has to keep and maintain all its own streets, and it has to contribute an annual sum of L442 (the difference between 4s. i ild. and 14s. 8J. in the 6) towards the maintenance of the streets and roads in other parts of the county." A VOYAGE TO GRAHAMSTOWN, AFRICA. The many friends of Mr Arthur Jones, who, previous to going out to Africa, was in the employment of Messrs Lidbetter and Longinaid (Abergele Road), will be glad to hear something of his whereabouts, and. it is largely for their benefit that we insert this letter which has been received by a friend in the Bay. The letter, which will also be of interest to others of our readers, reads as subjoined Grahamstown, April 6th, 1896.-Dear I've arrived at my destination at last. I was thirty days on the water, and had a very pleasant voyage, and I am glad to say I am much better in health. I came on here direct, as I was advised not to stop at POI t Elizabeth. I am very glad I came on here, as Mrs Williams's relations are very nice people, and have made me very comfortable, which was more than I expected when f came out here, as I expected to rough it. I've also been applying for a situation, which I am likelylo get so things are brightening up. I said I had a very pleasant voyage. I left London on the morning of the 28th ult., and steamed down the Channel through a thick mist, and arrived at Southampton next morning early. We left Southampton the same day, after having embarked passengers, among whom were two Welshmen, who proved very good company all through the voyage. The three following days after leaving Southampton, were days of indescribable misery, nearly everyone being down with sea-sickness, but, when we came out of the Bay of Biscay, it was wonderful how soon every- one recovered. We arrived at Las Palmas in a week after leaving Southampton, where we had a few hours ashore, which I fully enjoyed. It was like a transformation-scene, coming from cold, raw Southampton to sunny genial Las Palmas, with its tropical vegetation and olive- skinned inhabitants. Fruit was very plentiful hete, and I laid in a stock, which came very useful when I got under the Equator, where we had it hot, so hot that the least effort put one into a bath of perspiration. It was bad enough for those who had nothing to do,-it must have been fearful for the stewards and waiters who had their duties to attend to, but we soon passed out of this hot zone, and had a nice breeze play- ing upon us, which made things very pleasant. I saw many things to marvel at in Nature. One of the commonest things were the flying-fish which rose in shoals at the approach of the vessel, and flop back into the water after a short flight. Also, whales were seen one day we struck into quite a shoal of them (5 or 6),—they truly were leviathians, sending up showers of water through their blow-holes. I also one day saw an immense turtle floating quite close to the ship. I thought that would have been a sight to gladden the heart of City Aldermen, who, as you know, are famed for their love of turtle soup. Everything was done to amuse the passengers,— two or three concerts a week, and some very good talent was displayed on these occasions, also the ship's band (which was a very good one, quite equal to the one you have in Colwyn Bay during the summer) played every alternate even- ing, and on Sunday services were held morning and evening, which were attended by all the passengers, and we had some very good meet- ings, and the time passed away very pleasantly until our arrival at Capetown, where the majority of the passengers disembarked. Capetown is a fine city, with fine streets and buildings to match anything in the old country, and Botanical Gardens with all kinds of tropical plants growing, but the most striking feature of Capetown is Table Mount, which rises to a height of 5oooft., almost perpendicular from the back of the town, and while we were there was covered by the Table Cloth, which consists of a thick cloud of vapour lying upon the mountain in delicate folds exactly like a table cloth. I left Capetown after a stay of three days, and came on here, which is a town of about 8000 inhabitants, and beauti- fully situated in a valley, the hills round about j being covered with trees. They have a fine Public Library here and Museum, and the place is thronged with Churches and Chapels, so much so, that it has earned the nickname of the City of the Saints." I hope it is a true one, so no one may have occasion to be ashamed of it. The Kaffirs are not thought so much of here as they are at home they are made to understand that they are a very inferior race to the whiteman. Should a Kaffir and a White chance to meet on the street, the Kaffir always has to stand on one side and make room for his superior they are not allowed to live in the towns, but are located outside in shanties of their own building, resembling pig-styes more than human habita- tions, but they are a very crafty race, will impose upon you at every opportunity, and, if you treat them kindly, they mistake that as a weakness on your part, and treat you accordingly, so there's plenty of field for missionary effort among these poor degraded beings, who have acquired all the vices of the Whites, but none of their virtues. Give my kind regards to Holmyard and my other numerous friends and my warmest greeting to the C. E. Society, the memory of which will live for many a long day. So farewell for the present, Yours faithfully,—ARTHUR. P.S.—I've secured a situation, commencing this week, and the hours are very reasonable, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with an hour for dinner.- ARTHUR.