CHOICE DULCEMONA TEA I Young. CHOICE DULCEMONA TEA Fresh CHOICE DULCEMONA TEA Invigorating. 1/6 to 3/- per lb., in Packets and Tins. Of all Grocers. Sold by T. GARLAND, The Stores, Conway. B Makes Boots and Harness waterproof asaduck'sback and soft as velvet. Adds IWIIw^P three times to the wear and gni n Mtriiti allows polishing. Nineteen LP EXHIBITION HIGHEST 1 • AWARDS. Tina 2d., 4d., ■ Is and 2/6, of all Boot- I makers, Saddlers, Iron. ■ 1 ■ mongers, &o. 359—52
DEATH OF MR CHARLES FROST, J.P. We announce with regret the death, on Thurs- day afternoon, April 30th, of Mr Charles Frost, J.P., of Minydon, Colwyn. Mr Frost had for some time been seriously ill, and was satisfactorily convalesing when an unfortunate relapse super- vened, from which he never recovered, passing away about four o'clock on the Thursday after- noon. Mr Frost, who was born at Shadwell, London, in the early years of his manhood became a partner in the noted firm of Messrs Frost Brothers, rope manufacturers, of Shadwell, who were entrusted with the supplying of the Atlantic cable, and with other important orders. In the year 1869, he came to live at Ty'nycoed, Llanddulas, whence he moved shortly to Tanllwyfan, and thence to Minydon, so that he has resided at Old Colwyn something like 27 years, during which time he had become endeared to all that knew him,—his generosity on all occasions is well known to the Colwynites, and especially the children of the Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Board Schools, as they well remember how Mr Hunt presented the three Schools with prizes for good attendance. Mr Frost was Churchwarden for St. Catherine's Church, Colwyn, and spared neither time nor money in support of the efforts for the maintenance of every good object. He was J.P. for Denbighshire and Carnarvonshire, and was High-Sheriff of the latter County in the year 1893. He was amember of the old Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Sanitary Board, the Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Local Board, the Highway Board Chairman of the Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Gas Company; Ruling Councillor of the Colwyn Habitation of the Primrose League (of which Mrs Frost is Dame President); and Chairman of the Carnarvonshire Constitutional Association (Colwyn and Llysfaen). Besides rendering much service to the public in the oositions already mentioned, he freelv bestowed assistance (by advice and otherwise) in many directions known to few besides those he wisely helped in their strenuous endeavours to help themselves. THE FUNERAL. The funeral of the late Mr Charles Frost took place on Monday May 4th, the cortkge, which was an unusually large one, starting from the house soon after twelve o'clock. The Rev. J. Griffiths, M.A., Oxon., Vicar of Colwyn, offici- ated at the house, and (together with the Rev. Meredith Hughes) at St. Catherine's Church, Colwyn, when the Church was crowded. On the way from Min-y-Don to the Church, the St. Catherine's Surpliced Choir sang the hymn, 0 God, our Help in ages past." The cortege moved in the following order:—The deceased gentleman's family physician (Councillor Dr. R. Arthur-Prichard, J.P., C.C.) mourning coaches containing the chief mourners, namely, Mrs Frost (widow), Mrs Williams (sister), Messrs Frederick Frost and Alfred Frost (brothers), Miss Squire (niece), Mrs Howes-Roberts (niece), and Mr Howes-Roberts, and Mr W. Jones (Bryn-y- Maen) carriages of the gentry of the neighbour- hood (the coaches and carriages numbering thirty-five), amongst those represented (many of whom were personally present), being the Rev. J. G. Haworth, Mr Woodall (Tanycoed), Mr W. Jones (Minafon), Mr Joseph Smith, Dr. Pryce Morris. Mr Thomas Robinson (Oak Cottage), Mr J. Brock (Rhiw Grange), Miss Palin (Tan- llwyfan), Mr W. G. Cogswell (Beech Holm), Mr J. Porter (Pwllycrochan), the Rev. W. Venables- William, and others The local Magistracy was represented by the Rev. W. Venables-Williams and Mr John Porter (Pwllycrochan). The Car- narvonshire Constitutional Association (Colwyn Committee) by Mr William Jones (Vice-Chair- man), Mr W. F. Williams-Rees (Secretary), and Messrs J. K. Makin, W. Conway, J. Ambrose Jones, J. Eden, George Salisbury, Hugh Davies and W. Parry Jones the Colwyn Habitation of the Primrose League, by the Senior Warden (Mr W. Jones, Minafon) Hon. Secretary (Mr. W. F. Williams-Rees); Treasurer(Mr Charles Hannah); Deputy-Treasurer (Mr Daniel Owen), and four Councillors (Messrs E. S. Heap, George Sanderson. J. S. Smith, and Vernon W. Hickin) the Gas Company, by the Secretary (Mr T. J. Linekar), Mr W. Henry Roberts, and the two local Justices mentioned above the Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Urban District Council, by (in addition to members already mentioned) the Surveyor (Mr William Jones, A.M.I.C.E.), and Messrs Hugh Davies, Owen Williams, and Robert Evans. Mr James Porter, who had acted (in 1893-94) as Under Sheriff for the late Mr Charles Frost, and whose personal attendance was rendered impossible by the holding of a Police Court at Conway, was represented by his partner, Mr Amphlett. In addition to the clergy already mentioned, there were also present the Revs. J. Jones and J. H. Astley, curates of Col- wyn Bay. Among others present were noticed Mr Edwin Jones, Colwyn Bay Captain F. W. Stubbs Mr Lang, Cluther Lodge Mr Thomas Jones, Plough Mr John Williams, Compton House Mr R. Jones, Liverpool House Mr Thomas Davies, Shop Rev. W. E. Jones (" Gwilvm Penllyn ") Mr David Jones, Epworth House Mr Daniel Jones Mr D. Roberts, Church Walk Mr R. J. Lewis, London House Mr John Williams, Arvon House, Colwyn Bay Mr Charles Jones, Stamford House, Colwyn Bay; Mr W. Davies, Parkia; Mr W. Davies, Ty Mavvr Rev. T. C. Roberts, Colwyn Bay Mr John Jones, Cilgwyn Bach Mr H. Hughes, Penygroesffordd Mr Samuel Jones, mason Mr W. Jones Mr Owen, Cefn y Garlleg; Mr Evan Williams, Tai Gerddi Mr Rowlands, Glyn Mr Richard Rowlands Mr David Jones, Garden House Mr Edwin Davies (coal-merchant) Mr J. Smith, Marine Terrace; Mr Felton Mr Edward Morris, The Glyn, Colwyn Bay, &c. At Colwyn Church, the hymns sung, were Lead, kindly light," Peace, perfect peace," and 0 fryniau Caersalem (to the tune Crug- ybar" Mr Owen (National School) presiding at the organ. At the graveside in Bryn-y-Maen Churchyard, where the Rev R. Theophilus Jones (Curate of Colwyn Bay) officiated, the Welsh funeral-hymn" Bydd myrdd o ryfeddodau was impressively sung. Lovely floral tributes were sent by the following: —Mrs Frost Mrs A. Frost and family Mrs F. Frost and family Col and Mrs Dawson Miss Squire Mr and Mrs J. Williams and Miss Mada- leine Williams; Hilda Roberts; Miss C. Squires Mr and Mrs O. George Mr Ramshay Mr Woodall, Tan-y-coed Mrs and Miss Lloyd, Tan- y-coed Miss Horton, Hyfrydle Mr and Mrs Howes-Roberts, St Asaph Mr Henry Williams Miss Howes-Roberts Mr and Mrs Jones, The Lodge (Mr Jones has been in Mr Frost's employ- ment as Coachman for no less a period than 21 years, and each year it has been said that both he and his late respected master became more and more attached to each other); Mr Bernard, Steam Laundry Mr and Mrs J. Porter and family, Pwllycrochan Mr Rees, C.P.S.; and the Rev Canon and Mrs Hugh Roberts, Colwyn Bay. It may here be mentioned that a wreath (of pt-imroses and maidenhair) sent by the Colwyn Habitation of the Primrose League, and the widow's wreath, were the only floral tributes placed on the coffin at Min-y-don and not allowed to be taken off when the coffin was finally lowered into the vault. The P. L. wreath bore the inscription In affectionate remembrance. Colwyn Habitation." Letters of condolence were received from a large number of friends, and Mrs Frost and the relatives wish to tender their thanks for all the many manifestations of kind sympathy shown towards them in their bereavement. The coffin, which was supplied by Mr Joseph Evans (Colwyn), was of polished oak with silver furniture, and bore a silver name-plate upon which was engraved the inscription:— CHARLES FROST, Died April 30, 1896, Aged 67 Years." Mr Joseph Evans, Colwyn, was the undertaker, and the hearse and mourning-coaches were supplied by Mr Edwin Jones, Colwyn Bay.
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THE SURVEYOR'S REPORT OF THE YEAR'S WORK. As may be seen from our report of the Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Urban District Council, the Surveyor (Mr William Jones, A.M.I.C.E.) was warmly complimented upon his Report of the Work Done in the District, for the period ending 31st March, 1896." The subjoined paragraphs are extracted from that Report As this is the first year after the conversion of our Local Authority into a District Council, I think that a report of the Work that has been carried out in the District during the past year would be of interest both to the Council and the Ratepayers in general. The area of the District is 5,260 acres, with a length of over 38 miles of roads, and a population, as given by the Registrar General in 1891, of 4,754, but I am convinced that the same at the present date cannot be less than 6,500 to 7,000 inhabitants. The most important feature of the year was the acquisition of the Foreshore, at most reason- able terms, from the Crown, in connexion with which two Local Goverment Inquiries were held, viz:—On the 13th August by Mr Bird Clarke, as to the borrowing of LI,200, the amount required for purchasing the freehold of the Foreshore, and on the 6th November last by Colonel Cooke, as to the borrowing of L12,000 for executing the Promenade Works, and it is gratifying to me to think that both these Inquiries passed off most satisfactorily, resulting in the fact that the Fore- shore is in our possession and the contract for carrying-out the Promenade Works is finally entered into and executed, and I can assure both the Council and the ratepayers that all speed and dispatch will be executed to get this most needed improvement completed as soon as possible. Further negotiations are pending with the Railway Company, for the acquisition of some of their interests in the Foreshore, and I think that this matter will soon be brought to a successful issue so that these improvements may still be extended. Another important step which the Council deci- ded on was their decision to apply to the Board of Trade under the Electric Lighting Act 1882 and 1S88, for the powers of supplying electricity for Street Lighting and other purposes for both public and private uses. These powers are now secured, and may ultimately prove a great boon to the District. The question of providing an Insolation Hospi- tal, has occupied a considerable portion of the Council's time, and, although nothing final has has been decided upon, still I feel sure that this will now soon be settled with satisfaction to all concerned. It will be evident to all, that our District still retains its rapid rate of development,and that, of necessity, the work of the Council both in the Offices and outside must increase, and it would be just as well to enumerate some of these. During this period, the Council have approved of building plans for the following, viz. :-153 dwelling-houses; 27 other buildings, including a Chapel, 2 Church Mission-Rooms, and a School; 11 alterations or additions to existing buildings 5 new streets total number approved, 196. And I have to point out that, during the period under question, a much more vigilant supervision was exercised over all new buildings than has hitherto been done, and a lot of time is now expended in the examination and seeing to the soundness of the drainage of all new buildings. Of course the Council can clearly see that this would not have been possible, owing to the increased work of other departments, except they had seen the advisability of putting on an Assis- tant Inspector, and I have no hesitation in saying that they will fully derive the benefit of their action and there is not the least doubt that this course will tend to raise the standard of this place as a health resort. There were drawn out in the Office during the year, 157 original plans and drawings which were traced, and copies supplied for the different purposes and requirements of the Council, and in many cases second tracings were made. The Council entered into 24 contracts for works and materials required during this period, and in each of these it necessitated specifications and other particulars being drawn out and copies made and supplied, besides the time devoted to the supervision of the carrying out of these contracts. In concluding the account of the work of the Sanitary Department, I have ventured to include in my report an extract from the Report of Dr Bruce Lowe, an Inspector of the Local Govern- ment Board who made a surprise visit of inspection to this District, and reported to the Local Government Board as follows:— "The Sanitary Inspector is Mr William Jones, who holds the Certificate of the Sanitary Institute. He has a thorough knowledge of his duties, and is zealous in their discharge. The Council has done some good work; and as Colwyn Bay is a well-known health resort, they are anxious to comply with the requirements of the visitors." WATER SUPPLY. The Council have not the remotest idea of the anxious time that I have experienced in connexion with this department of my duties, and the time and trouble which has been taken to keep up a supply of water in the Disrict, and many a night was I out last winter so as to satisty myself that we would be sure of a supply the following day, and, had it not been for the Groes Pump, which materially augmented the supply for more than six months of the year, a water famine would undoubtedly have occurred last Season; not a drop of water reached the high levels of the District except through the means of the pump during the whole of that time. The District also sufferedjgreatly from the most exceptional and severe frost of the winter of last year (February and March, 1895). Several of the branch-mains became frozen-up, and over 157 private services were stopped up from the same cause, but, with a free distribution of water with carts) and the putting-up of the stand-pipes at stated times and positions, the inconvenience then existing was greatly reduced. During the period under notice the Reservoirs at Rhiw were cleaned out twice, and the Reser- voirs at Groes four times, so that the Council can see that all precautions to secure wholesome water for the District were taken and a great deal of extra time given to this department. 624 yards of old mains were taken up and substituted with new and larger mains another effective step was the abandoning of the old and defective 3-inch main, which had been laid on the North side of the Conway Road by the old Com- pany, and to which the mains supplying Pwlly- crochan Avenue, Marine Road, Mostyn Road, Wynnstay Road, and Hawarden Road, and a
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CONWAY. Parish Church (Sunday Services): 8.0 a.m. Celebration of the Holy Communion. 9.45 a.m. Welsh service. 11.15 a.m. English service. 6.0 p.m. Welsh service. 10.30 a.m. daily, Matins. St. Agnes: 6.0 p.m. English service. Wesleyan Methodist Chapet.-(English Services) Next Sunday: Morning 11.0, evening 6.30, Mr Marshall. 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. loq- CONWAY RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL.—At the annual meeting, at Plas Bach, Conway, on May 1st, the only absentee was the Chairman (Mr John Davies, J.P.), who was suffering from an accident. The Vice-Chairman (Mr Robert Ellis) presided, and the Council re-elected Messrs John Davies and Robert Ellis Chairman and Vice- Chairman for the ensuing year. AN ACCIDENT TO A TALYCAFN BRIDGE WORK- MAN.—On Tuesday afternoon, May 5th, a pile- driving mallet fell a little to one side, and, rebounding, struck a workman on the head, rendering him unconscious for two hours. He was attended by Councillor Dr R. Arthur- Prichard's assistant (Dr Foulkes), and is recover- ing favourably. CONWAY UNION LADIES' COMMITTEE.—At the meeting on Monday, May 4th, the Hon. Mrs H. Lloyd-Mostyn presiding, Mrs Roberts (Llandudno) introduced a suggestion that the adult inmates should have a day's outing annually, a practice in vogue at some other Unions. Mrs Roberts men- tioned an inmate who had been there 25 years, and had not had a day's treat.—A recommenda- tion was made to the Board on the subject. LLANGWSTENIN NATIONALSCHOOL.—On Friday, April 24th, the children of the above school and also those who attend the Sunday School at the same place had a tea-party. Altogether about 120 sat down at table. After tea Mr and Mrs Higgins of River View, kindly gave the use of their field for sports. A large number of toys and useful articles were given as prizes. The children dispersed about 7 o'clock after spending a very pleasant afternoon. A QUESTION.—A correspondent writes us as follows, over the llom-de-plume Waterless "Sir,—As you are supposed to know pretty well everything under the sun, can you tell me, and others, why the water in different parts of the town is turned off during the early hours of the morning, just at the time that people want the water for their breakfasts ? If you cannot tell us, sir, perhaps the Borough Surveyor's attention will be drawn to this inconvenience." DEATH OF MRS. ALFRED SLOCOMBE.—Many of our readers will regret to hear of the death last Sunday, May 3rd, at her residence, Hampstead (London), of Mrs Alfred Slocombe, who, as Miss Griffith, prior to her marriage with Mr Alfred Slocombe, R.C.A.) was associated with her sister (now Mrs H. Clarence Whaite) in the keeping of the Harp Hotel, Conway, as one of the foremost hostelries in the neighbourhood. She leaves a widower and four children (two sons and two daughters) to mourn her loss.—The funeral took place on May 6th, at Hampstead Cemetery. THE C.M. CHAPEL LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY'S SOIREF,The first soiree in connection with the above-named Society was held in the Carmel (Conway) Calvinistic Methodist Chapel Schoolroom, on Thursday evening, April 30th, when between 70 and 80 persons sat down to the excellent fare provided by the well-known caterer Mrs J. A. Jones, of the Aberconwy Hotel. After the President of the Society (Rev T. Gwynedd Roberts) had asked a blessing, the party applied themselves to the comestibles put before them, namely, tea, coffee, cold beef, ham, cakes, etc. When justice had been done to the inner man (and woman), the tables were cleared for intellectual justice to be done. The programme was as follows :—Congregational hymn-tune, Hamburg address by the Chairman (Rev T. Gwynedd Roberts); song, Llythyr fy Mam," Mr John Williams (Bank); recitation, Mr Robert Roberts duett, Y ddau Forwr," Messrs J. Williams and T. R. Jones address, Mr W. G. Williams (chemist) impromptu speech recita- tion, Mr J. Williams (Bank).—The Chairman, in his address, said that, although the Session just ended was the first, he was very pleased at the number of young folks that attended. He hoped that the next Session would commence early in the winter months. He exhorted his listeners to read books,—good books,—and to read them with a purpose, and not in a desultory manner. He said that some novels were written with the aim of doing good. He wanted those who read to apply themselves to think what they were reading,
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CHOICE DULCEMONA TEA Young. CHOICE DULCEMONA TEA Fresh. CHOICE DULCEMONA TEA Invigorating. 1/6 to 3/- per lb., in Packets and Tins. Of all Grocers. Sold by T. GARLAND, The Stores, Conway.
The Volunteer Returns. These were officially published within the last few days, and, instead of showing an increase of about 2,000 efficients, as it was previously consi- dered that they would do, it turns out that there is only a slight addition of 167, the total efficient strength being 224,692, as against 224,525 in 1894. As to details, the returns show that of the 231,704 on the rolls at the end of 1895, 48,314 joined during the year, of whom 40,360 were re- cruits, 7,695 had previously served in the Regular Army, Militia, Yeomanry, or Volunteers, and 259 were transferred from the Regular Army to the permanent staff of the Volunteers. During the year, 770 Volunteers died, 644 were dismissed for misconduct, and 4,423 for non-efficiency, 2,189 joined the Regular forces, 33,875 quitted volun- tarily with less than eight years' service, and 5,491 with overeight years, and 319 were struck off on attaining50 ye ti sof age. Of thevolunteers still on the rolls when the current year began, 58,185 were under 20 years of age, 84,758 between 20 and 25, 41,901 between 25 and 30, 20,676 bet ween 30 and 35, 14,443 between 35 and 40, 9072 between 40 and 45, 5687 between 45 and 50, and 3282 were upwards of iO 2180 had given more than 20 years' service, 8499 between 15 and 20, and 16,579 between 10 and 15. Of men who had given less than four years' service there were 134,582, of whom 39,607 had less than one year, and 36,001 between one and two years.
2nd. V.B.R.W.F. Th date when the 2nd. V. B. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, as part of the Welsh Border Brigade, goes into camp at Towyn (Merionethshire), is altered from the August Bank Holiday to July 11 th. The Brigade will consist of the two Bat- talions of Roval Welsh Fusiliers, the 2nd Cheshire, and the 1st Herefordshire.
WANTED an Office Boy. Good handwriting \/y and at figures. Apply," L. J. Weekty News Office, Conway. 378- CHOICE DULCEMONA TEA I Young. CHOICE DULCKMONA TKA Fresh. CHOICE DULCEMONA TEA Invigorating. 1/6 to i- ner lb., in Packets and Tins. Of all Grocers. soiii i)y 'r. (.AltLAN D, The Stores, Conway. iiuiinuHiMoiinHnmuii iCoodfSli Mason0 0 = II' EXT ACT S oF- HERBS FOR i MAKINC NON-INTOXICATING BEER I 2 The moat palatable, thlrst-qnenchtn^ re- • S freshing, animating tonic drink produceable S For every OPEN-AIR WORKER and an g • employed in Shops, Mills, Manufactories & Mi neil 5 IMITATED BUT NOT EQUALlEO. Agents Waited p 2 On»6d. bottle makes 8 gallons. Of all Chemists and ftorcs. — • SAMPLE BOTTLE FREE 9 STAMFS, 2 FOR 15 STAMF.. 4 S jJIEWBAIiLi & MASON, HOTTTHOH." « 375—15 Printed an 1 Published by R. E. Jones & Brothers, at their Printing Works, 3, Rose Hill Street, Conway, and Published at the Central Library, Colwyn B.ty.
Service and Sermon 9.45 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. Sunday School, 2.15 p.m., National Schools. Week Days, Service and Sermon, Wednesday, 7, p.m. Singing Practice, Wednesday night. Clergy Revs. J. Griffiths, M.A. Oxon., Vicar, J. Roberts, Curate. English Baptist Chapel, Old Colwyn.-Sunday Ser- vices, Morning 11.0, Evening 6.30. Sunday School. 2.30 p.m. Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 7.0 p.m. Pastor, Rev. J. B. Brasted. FOR GOOD AND CHEAP FLOUR go to W. Williams & Co., Station Road, Colwyn Bay. Splendid baking, 22/6 per sack (of 280 lbs.). Good Family Flour, 18/- per sack. adv. 366- THE celebrated Ales of Bass & Co., are now supplied in 9 gallon casks, at Brewery prices, from 9/- per Firkin. Guinness' Invalid Stout in half-pint bottles. Martell and Hennesy's three star Brandy, 5/4 per bottle. 314 varieties of all the principal Wines, Spirits, and Liqueurs. E. H. Davies, Uxbridge House. adv. 367-50. THE COLWYN BAY AND DISTRICT GAS BILL.- In the House of Lords, on Tuesday evening, May 5th, the Colwyn Bay and District Gas Bill was read a second time. BANGOR BANKRUPTCY COURT.-On Monday, April 27th, before His Honour Judge Sir Horatio Lloyd, in the case of J. Evans (Colwyn Bay), Mr Hugh Roberts, Deputy Official Receiver, applied that he be adjudicated bankrupt, and that the compensation which he had promised to pay to his creditors be annulled.—It appeared that the debtor in 1893 made an offer of 10s in the Z to his creditors, payable in four instalments of 2s 6d. The offer was accepted, and the first instalment was paid, but the others were not. Evans had left Colwyn Bay, and could not be found.—The application was granted. WELCOME HOME OF DR MONTAGUE AND MRS VENABLES-WILLIAMS, Bryn.—It became known that Dr Montague Venables-Williams and Mrs Williams were to arrive at Colwyn Bay, from London, by the 6.26 train on Saturday evening, lVIav 2nd. and it an nnnnrtunitv for the noted Prize Cadwgan Brass—(nay, we must now say Silver) Band to appear in Colwyn Bay with their new silver instruments, for the first time, and it is hoped that they will be able to raise ere long sufficient funds to clear off the debt incurred by obtaining these new instruments, of which they, by their latest successes, have shown themselves fully deserving. As soon as the Doctor and his bride entered their carriage-and-pair, the Band struck up a lively March, and led the way up Station-Road. Following the carriage, was a second, in which was the Rev W. Venables- Williams (M.A. Oxon., Vicar of Llandrillo-yn- Rhos) and Mrs Venables-Williams, Mr and Mrs Norman Clough. Other carriages followed, and a large concourse of people, the Doctor being saluted on all sides. COLWYN BAY C.E.T.S. BRANCH.—A tea-party and entertainment, in connexion with the Colwyn Bay Branch of the Church of England Temper- ance Society, was held on Monday evening, May 4th, in the new Church-room, which was opened the Sunday previous. The room is well-lighted, spacious and lofty, has an excellent platform, and is well adapted for every kind of meeting is warmed by a large stove, and in every way is an excellent room for entertainment of a similar class to the one held in it on Monday evening. Tea was served, at five o'clock, to a large gather- ing of members and friends of the Society, the tea having been capitally arranged by Miss Rowley, Miss Amy Everett, and Miss A. Retemeyer, who were ably assisted by Miss Pratt, Miss Ellen Barlow, Miss Lucy Crossley, Mrs Roberts (Vicarage), Miss Hands, Miss Atcherley, Miss Sharp, Miss Redding, Miss Louie Everett, Miss Margaret Williams, and the Revs. J. Jones and R. Theo. Jones, Mr Exell being the door-steward. Everything in connexion with the tea-party passed off capitally, and at seven o'clock Mr W. H. Cogswell (Beach Holme) took the chair, and ably conducted the artistes through their respective duties as represented on the well selected programme. The President, after having himself addressed the meeting, called upon Mrs Sewell and Miss L. Everett to play the pianoforte duett, Rubenstein's Tarantelle," and they went through their portion of the programme as only skilled instrumentalists can do. The serenade. The Stars that are shining bright," was a bright exposition of the Rev. J. Jones's qualities as a vocalist. Miss Jucks sang By the fountain," and was warmly applauded. The Rev. W. T. Davies sang" Whisper, and I shall hear," in such a manner that the applause broke forth,—not in a whisper," but in thunder-claps. The reading of The Screever's Vengeance," by Miss Wilson (Sorrenta) was listened to attentively by everyone in the audience, and was well appreciated. The Rev. Canon Linton addressed the meeting, and Miss Redding rendered a pianoforte solo with much skill. Miss Jeaumeaux rendered The four-leaved Shamrock," and greatly delighted the audience. Mr R. Ll. Samuel gave an exquisite rendering of London Bridge," Mrs Sewell giving an exceptionally good rendering of" The New Kingdom." The quartett The Spring was so well rendered by the Druid Quartette Party (Messrs T. Williams, W. Williams, Llew Davies, and J. W. Jones), that a repitition was demanded and acceded to, and even then it was too short for the President's liking. Mr Llewelyn Davies, who was in capital voice, gave The Old Soldier," with true martial spirit, the refrain being so well taken up that the audience could not refrain from keeping the measured-beat time with their feet, making a capital side-drum lett-beat accompaniment in response to an encore, Mr Davies sang a Welsh melody, "Breuddwyd y Frenhines," and was again warmly applauded. The duett, "Good- night, beloved," was effectively rendered by Mrs Sewell and Miss Louie Everett. The C.E.T.S. membership cards were handed by the Rev. J. Jones, to new members, and the President pro- posed a vote of thanks to the ladies for so excellent a tea, the Rev. R. Theo. Jones second- ing. The Rev. J. G. Haworth proposed a vote of thanks to the President, the Rev. J. Jones seconding. The President briefly responded and announced that Mr Chaplin would close the entertainment with some local lantern-slides, which were capital, among others being the old workshops where the services were first held at Colwyn Bay then the first St. Paul's Iron Church, the Mission-room, St. Paul's Church as it will be when finished, Coed Pella Mission Church, Rev. W. Venables-Williams, Rev. J. Griffiths, Canon Roberts, map of district, Curate, Wardens, Sunday School, Mr Douglas the architect, Mr Parry and Sons, and the Verger), Finale, God Save the Queen." PROPERTY SALE AT COLWYN BAY.—On Monday, May 4th, at the Colwyn Bay Hotel, the freehold dwelling-house (facing the Rhos Promenade) known as Hughenden, and recently in the occu- pation of Mr. C. T. Hawkins, was offered for sale by auction by Mr F. A. Dew, of Colwyn Bay. There was a good attendance of neighbouring property-owners and others interested in real estate at Colwyn Bay. Before offering the pro- perty, the auctioneer was able to inform the company that the land known as Rhos Estate had just been sold by private treaty to a well-known Birmingham gentleman, whose intention it was to rapidly develope the Estate by building opera- tions on a large scale. The property was started at £500, and, after spirited competition, was knocked down to Mr George Hill, of Bod Euryn, Colwyn Bay, at £75: Mr Henry F. Gaplin, solicitor, Oxford, acted on behalf of Mr A. E. Preston (also of Oxford), the Trustee of Mr C. T. Hawkins's estate.
RESOLUTIONS OF SYMPATHY. At a meeting of the Colwyn Habitation of the Primrose League (No. 2504), held in the Assembly Rooms, it was resolved That this meeting of the Executive Council of the Colwyn Habitation of the Primrose League, begs to tender its sympathy with our Dame President, Mrs Frost, on the death of Mr Frost, our Ruling Councillor, whose interest in and services to the cause will ever be remembered with gratitude and sincere admiration." The following resolution was sent by the Con- stitutional Association The Colwyn Com- mittee of the Carnarvonshire Constitutional Association deplores the great loss it has sus- tained by the death of its Chairman, Mr Frost, whose unceasing efforts on behalf of Conservatism have been so generously rendered for many years past, and tenders to Mrs Frost the expression of their sincerest sympathy and sorrow at the severe loss she is called upon to bear."
great number of houses in Conway Road had been connected. These were all re-connected with the 6in. main, the result being that the water-supply to this part of the district has been greatly improved. The water-supply of this district is conveyed by a 6in. cast-iron main conduit from Sarn Mynach to the bottom of Rhiw Road, at which point it is then reduced to four inches diameter with two short intermediate lengths of 6in. pipes till it reaches the Eastern boundry at Llysfaen, the length of the whole being about 5 miles to this main I have no less than 43 separate branch- mains connected, of a diameter of three and four inches, the total length of the whole of the water- mains under my management being as follows 6in. main 8544 lineal yards 4in., 3633 do. 3in., 14580 do. 2in., 160 do. 8in., 500 do., from Groes pump total, 27,417 lineal yards, or about 15i miles of water-mains. With these figures before the Council will clearly observe that the 6in. main from Sarn Mynach is beyond a doubt too small for the requirements of this District, and I greatly regret that nothing definite has been decided on, by either this Council or the Cowlyd Board, with a view to laying a larger main from Sarn Mynach. This question is of much greater urgency than the Council have any idea, and I should have been pleased if a start had been made with this work for the coming season. HIGHWAYS. Numerous improvements have been effected on the highways, and amongst the most impor- tant was the opening of the new Eirias Bridge for traffic in August last, the same proving a great convenience to the public, with two six-feet parapets on each side, and a carriage way of 20 feet, altogether 32 feet in width, as compared with the old bridge, which is only 15 feet wide and very dangerous for traffic 1563 superficial yards of new footpaths were constructed during the year, and 829 lineal yards of kerbs and channels were laid down 27 new gullies were fixed and connected with the sewers in different parts of the district, and the kerbing and channel- ling were taken up and re-laid in the several streets where the same had become faulty. The footpaths were also repaired and re-gravelled in Abergele road, Conway road, Station road, Lawson-road, Greenfield-road, Woodland-road, and Penrhyn-road. Station Road, Colwyn, has been kerbed, channelled, and made up at a cost of £327. This is i a very great improvement at this end of the District, the same being previously only about 14 to 16 feet wide, now it has footpaths on each side, 6 feet wide, and a carriage-way 24 feet wide. The total length of highways within the District is as follows :-Main roads, 4 miles; other roads, 34 miles total, 38 miles. STREET LIGHTING. We have now within the District 148 lamps, divided as follows Colwyn Bay-gi single, 6 double, and [ treble- burner gas-lamps, 4 oil-lamps, which makes 102 in Colwyn Bay. Colwyn-25 single-burner gas-lamps, and 9 oil- lamps, or 34 in all at Colwyn. Rhos-6 single-burner gas-lamps. Mochdre-6 oil-lamps.
and, as an instance of the correct way to read a book, he mentioned the ways adopted by two Carnarvonshire men,—Mr J. Bryn Roberts, M.P., and the Rev Evan Jones, Carnarvon. He envied those men for the way in which they read. Mr J. Bryn Roberts read a book with such a purpose that, after he had finished reading it, it was almost his own. It might be that he not only possessed the power of application to a high degree, but also possessed a retentive memory. The Rev Evan Jones was a reader of the same class.—It is to be hoped that not only will the members of the Carmel Literary Society benefit by the remarks of the reverend gentleman, but that others will also benefit.—Before the con- clusion of the meeting, votes of thanks were cordially passed to Mrs J. A. Jones for her excellent catering to the Chairman and to the Hon. Secretary (Mr John Williams, Bank). A most enjoyable evening was brought to a close by the singing of a hvmn-tune. DEATH OF MR. R. LL. PRICHARD, HENRYD NATIONAL SCHOOLS.—We announce with regret the death, very suddenly, on Thursday afternoon, April 30th, of Mr R. Ll. Prichard, who, for the last eleven years has been Headmaster of Henryd National Schools. The deceased, who was aged 45, had appeared in his usual health in the Schools that day, but was taken suddenly ill in the after- noon, and expired after the lapse of but a few minutes. Great sympathy is expressed for the widow and children (three sons and one daughter) of the deceased, who had won for himself general respect and esteem.-The funeral took place on Tuesday, May 5th. all that was mortal of Mr Prichard being interred in the burial-ground attached to the Parish Church of Llangelynin, the officiating clergy being the Rev D. Bankes-Price (Rector) and Canon Owen Jones (Bodelwyddan). The hearse was preceded by the schoolchildren of Llangelynin, marshalled in procession (at the express request of the friends) by Messrs Davies (Henryd) and T. M. Jones (Conway). The funeral was a very large one, and in the Church, which was literallv filled to overflowing. Mr Allan (Conway) played- on the harmonium the Dead March" in Saul. By the graveside, the well- known Welsh hymn 0 fryniau Caersalem was sung to the tune" Crugybar." Among those present at the funeral were the Incumbents of Caerhun, Gyffin, and Cemaes (Anglesea), the last-mentioned being a brother of the deceased. MARRIAGE OF THE REV T. D. JONES AND MISS EMMA HUGHES. The marriage of the Rev Thomas Davies Jones, Pastor of the Seion Welsh Congregational Chapel, Conway, with Miss Emma Hughes, daughter of the late Mr Isaac Hughes, and of Mrs Hughes (of Ty Newydd, St Asaph), was solemnised, on Tuesday morning, April 28th, at the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, St Asaph, the Revs Jonathan Jones (C. M. Pastor) and Jones (Congrega- tional Pastor) officiating. The bride, who looked charming in her gray travelling-dress, was atten- ded by one bridesmaid, her cousin Miss Harriet Hughes (of Castle-street, Conway), whose dress was of light fawn. The bridegroom had as his best man Mr H. R. Hughes (of St Asaph). Aftei the ceremony, the wedding party drove to Ty Newydd, and, after the wedding breakfast, the Rev T. D. and Mrs Jones drove to Rhyl, whence they proceeded by an afternoon train to New Brighton, where the early days of the honeymoon were spent. The presents were numerous, hand- some, and useful. CONWAY TOWN COUNCIL. At the Conway Town Council's monthly meet- ing, called for 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6th, at the Guildhall, Conway, the Mayor (Councillor Humphrey Lewis) presided. The Council is con- stituted as follows, those present being indicated by an asterisk, the time of arrival being shown within brackets following each asterisked name:— THE MAYOR: [Councillor Humphrey Lewis.] ALDERMEN (4): *Hugh Hughes (2 29). *Hugh Jones (2.29). *William Hughes (2.29). H. Lloyd-Mostyn. COUNCILLORS (12): *R. A. Prichard (2.29). *A. W. Jones (2.29). *J. W. Tosdevine (2 29). Owen Jones. C. J. Wallace. *John Hughes (2.29). Hugh Jones. M. J. Morgan (2.29). *John Williams (2 29). *Humphrey Lewis (2.29). *Edward Roberts (2 29). *A. Netherwood (2.43). OFFICIALS: Town Clerk: *Mr T. E. Parry (2.29). Borough Surveyor, te. *Mr T. B. Farrington, C E. (2.29). Collector *Mr T. M. Jones. A NOTICE OF MOTION TO RESCIND. Alderman Hugh Hughes gave notice of his intention to move, at the Council's next monthly meeting, the rescission of the following resolu- tion the Council had passed on April ist That the Borough Surveyor's Report, under Section 16 of the Public Health Act, 1875, as to Watkin Street proposed Sewerage Works be recommended for adoption by the Town Council, and that the necessary notices be served upon the owners of the land through which the pro- posed sewer is to be carried." THE SANITARY COMMITTEE. From the minutes of the Sanitary, &c., Com- mittee of the meeting on April 27H1, it appeared that the Committee recommended that the Borough Surveyor should investigate as to the suitability of acitylene gas-generators for a Perch-light, procuring for each member of the Council a copy of a circular issued concerning the same that the Mayor, the Chairman (Councillor Dr. Prichard), Alderman Hugh Hughes, and Councillors John Hughes and A. Netherwood, should be constituted a committee, to examine the accounts of the Gas and Water Contract, reporting to the Council thereon that the Borough Surveyor should endeavour to induce the owners of property in the Old Road and Cadnant New Road, to remove the existing obstruction, so as to allow the public to use the same as a highway that the Borough Surveyor should inquire and report as to a suitable spot for a Fever Hospital for the Borough that a notice-board should be placed on the Deganwy- road, warning householders of the penalties incurred by placing any line, cord, or pole on the said road, or placing any clothes thereon that Mr Robert Jones, the owner of the houses in Wind-street, Mount Pleasant be requested to lay a drain, and to fix two gullies in the street, so as to take the surface-water into the main-sewer, and that, in the event of his so doing the Sanitary Committee would recommend the Town Council to take the street over as a highway repairable by the Council that the Town Clerk, in reply to Mr Phillips's letter claiming £3 3s for injury to his head, alleged to have been caused by a stone falling from the Bangor-road archway, should state that the Council do not admit any liability in the matter that the Conway Rural District Council should be allowed to connect the Gloddaeth water supply pipe with the municipal water-mains at Llanrhos, upon payment of an acknowledgment of Li per annum, and subject to an agreement to disconnect the same when called upon by the Town Council and, finally, That the Borough Surveyor present a report as to the condition upon which the Lease was granted to Mr Edward Roberts, of Corporate land at Waen for building purposes, and that this Committee disapprove of the action of the Borough Surveyor in not reporting upon the building as erected by Mr Roberts." Councillor Roberts now objected to any recommendation coming from the Sanitary Com- mittee with reference to a lease to him it was a matter for the Estate Committee. The Town Clerk said that it was a matter for the Sanitary Committee, if any sanitary question was under consideration otherwise, it was a matter for the Estate Committee. Aldermen Hugh Hughes and Hugh Jones, and Councillor Netherwood, supported the considera- tion of the recommendation Councillors Tosde- vine, Roberts, and Prichard, opposed. Ultimately the recommendation was allowed to pass, and the Sanitary Committee's minutes were adopted.
THE FINANCE COMMITTEE. From the minutes of the Finance, &c., Com- mittee held on April 28th, it appeared that the Town Clerk presented a Statement of the Rate- Collector's account, showing £ 1036 is 6d col- lections, and £ 802 5s 4d arrears that the Treasurer's Book showed L3880 j6s iod due to him that the Committee recommended that it should inspect the Town Ditch land lately in lease to Mr Feathers, and should report to the Council as to the best mode of laying-out the same as a Recreation-ground and that the Com- mittee resolved that the Borough Surveyor instruct one of the workmen under his charge to see to the keeping of the Fountain in Lancaster Square, in a clean and tidy order, and that the same be washed-out and cleaned at least once a week. Letters were read from Majors Wilkinson and Ford, on behalf of the Cheshire and Lanca- shire Volunteer Infantry Brigade and the Mersey Brigade respectively, and accepting the terms the Town Council had quoted in respect of the C. & L. V. I. Brigade's Encampment on Conway Morfa in Whitsun-week and the Mersey Brigade's encampment thereupon in August Bank-holiday week. With reference to an alleged obstruction connected with the Morfa Ferry, the Borough Surveyor was ordered to report thereon to the next meeting of the Committee, a letter being read from Messrs Thomas Lunt and Joseph Jones, calling the Council's attention to the fact that a wire fence had been erected across the old right- of-road between the Shore and the Morfa, op- posite Marine Terrace (Deganwy), and that the obstruction was seriously interfering with the Ferry, and was causing visitors considerable trouble and annoyance, the signatories therefore respectfully requesting the Council to take such steps in the matter as to cause the obstructions to be removed. The Committee also made a number of recommendations relating to the Ty Mawr property. Arising out of the consideration of the Finance Committee's minutes, Councillor John Williams said that he did not think that the Collector's Statement showed the correct state of affairs as related to the Gas arrears. Councillor Dr Prichard said that the Collector had nothing to do with the matter. The Town Clerk said that he had not yet in- cluded in the arrears certain newly-accrued gas- rentals, for reasons stated to the Committee. The matter was referred to the Gas Committee. The Finance Committee's minutes were then adopted, with the exception of those relating to the Ty Mawr property, and these were ordered to be considered at an adjourned Council meet- ing. PLANS.—THE IMPROVEMENT OF BANGOR-ROAD. Among other plans submitted, was one, for two shops in Bangor-road, submitted by Alder- man Hugh Jones, and Councillor Dr. Prichard suggested that this was a favourable opportunity for approaching Alderman Hugh Jones as to widening Bangor Road opposite the Police Station. Councillor John Hughes moved, and Councillor Dr. Prichard seconded, that a small Committee be appointed to wait upon Alderman Hugh Jones. This was carried, and it was decided that the Committee consist of the Mayor, Alderman Hugh Hughes, and Councillors John Hughes, and Edward Roberts. Considerable discussion, sometimes decidedly warm, ensued upon the consideration in detail of certain plans which at present did not conform with the Bye-laws. THE DEGANWY LEVEL CROSSING. The Town Clerk reported that the Railway Company had written stating that they were now prepared to station a man at the Deganwy level-crossing, from 7.0 a.m. to 7.0 p.m., Sundays and weekdays. In reply to an interrogation by the Mayor, Councillor John Hughes expressed his satisfac- tion with the arrangement. THE OBNOXIOUS HOLES ON THE MORFA. The Council accepted the tender of Mr Robert Davies (Plough Inn) for the filling-up of the holes near the Bury mess-huts on the Morfa.