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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

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