The Steamers OP THE ST. GEORGES' S.S. Co., Ltd., Will ply (weather and other causes permitting) on one of the most beautiful Rivers in Wales, between DEGANWY, CONWAY, & TREFRIW, as under.- From From Ret. from Deganwy. Conway. Trefriw 25 Monday 8 6 a.m. 810 a.m, 10 0 a.m. 26 Tuesday", 8 25 835 10 50 27 Wednesday 9 30 9 36 11 40 28 Thursday. 9 45 10 0 12 25 p.m. 29 Friday 10 40 — 10 55 1 10 30 Saturday 11 30 — 11 45 1 55 FARES: Fore End. 1 Cabin and Deck, 16; Return, 2 6 NOTE.—The Steamers will start from the Landing Stage at the North end of Conway Quay, and on their return will proceed as far as Deganwy, except those marked t Doubt- ful if Steamers will reach Trefriw. Fares according to distance.
COLWYN BAY. SUNDAY SERVICES. Parish Church, LI(t)td )-itto.-Sunday Services :— Welsh, 9.30 a.a., Knglish, 11.0 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Holy Communion at 8.0 a.m. every Sunday duriug July, August, and September also on Easter- Day, Whit-Sunday, and Christmas Day. Holy Communion at the Mid-day Services on the 1st Sunday in the month. Rev W. Venables- Williams, M.A. Oxon., Vicar Surrogate; Rev Wm. T. Davies, B.A., Curate. J. Porter, Pwllycrochan, and D. Allen, Station Road, Churchwardens. Mr Bernard, Organist. This interesting Old Church, built by Edneved (an ancestor of the Qneen), in the 13th century, is It mile from Colwyn Bay, 2 on the Llandudno Road. St. Paul's.-Sunday Services 8 a.m., Holy Com- munion, and at Mid-day Service on the 2nd Sunday in the month; 11.15 a.m., Morning Prayer and Sermon 3.30 p.m., Litany and short Address; 7 p.m., Evening Prayer and Sermon 8.30 p.m., Organ recital. Sunday School, at 2.30 p.m. Clergy: Revs Canon Roberts, B.A., J. G. Haworth, J. Jones, B.A., R. Theophilus Jones, B.A., J. H Astley, M.A. St Paul's Mission Church (Coed Pella Road).— 11 a.m., Morning Prayer and Sermon; 6.30 p.m., Evening Prayer and Sermon. Holy Communion at the Mid-day Service on the 1st Sunday in the month. Clergyman in charge Rev J. G. Haworth. St. Paul's Welsh Se)-vices.-IO a.m., Morning Service and Sermon; 5.45 p.m., Evening Service and Sermon. Holy Communion on the 1st Sunday in the month at 10 a.m. Clergyman in charge Rev J. Jones, B.A. St. Paul's Welsh Mission Services at Brynymaen.— Service and Sermon on Sunday evenings, at 6 p.m. Clergyman in charge Rev R. Theophilus Jones, B.A. English Wesleyan—St. John's,l'he Avenite.-Next Sunday morning 11.0, evening 6.30, Rev. W. T. Davison, D.D., Birmingham. Prayer meeting, morning, 10.15. Sunday School, afternoon, 2.30. Wednesday evening, 70, Rev. H. H McCullagh, B.A. English Pres by terian.- Next Sunday Morning, 11.0. evening, 6.30, Rev John Edwards, Pastor. Sunday School, afternoon 2.30. Monday evening, 6.15, Band of Hope. Wednesday week-evening- service, 70. Thursday evening, 7.0, Young People Bible Class; 7.45, Y. P. S. Christian Endeavour. Rev John Edwards, Pastor. English Congregational.—Morning, 11.0, evening, 7.0, Sunday School, afternoon 2.30. Monday evening, 7.30, Christrian Endeavour Society. Every Tuesday, 3.15, United Meeting for the promotion of Scriptural Holiness. Wednesday evening, 7.30. Rev Thomas Lloyd, Pastor. English Haptist Church.-Next Sunday: morning, 11.0, evening, 6.30. All seats free. Sunday School, afternoon, 2.30. Wednesday evening, at 7.30, Prayer and Bible Reading; all are cordially invited, presided over by the Rev H. T. Cousins, F.R.G.S., Pastor. Society of Fi-ieitds.-Meetiiig for Worship, every First Day (Sunday) morning, at 11.15, at a room in Central Buildings, facing Station Road, Colwyn Bay. Open to the Public and Visitors. Congo lnstitute.- Divine Services at the Institute's Schoolroom, Sunday morning, 11.0; afternoon, 2.30; evening, 6 30. Tuesday evening, at 7, a Prayer Meeting. The services are always short and pleasant. Several speakers take part at each meeting, including some of the African Students, and the Director, or one of the Tutors. All are cordially invited. Visiting hours every week day, from 2.30 to 3.30 p.m., when the Director will be pleased to welcome any friends or visitors and to show them a number of interesting African Curiosities. Colwyn Bay (Congo Institute) Young Men's Christian Association.—Meetings will be held in the Insti- tute Schoolroom :—Friday, 70 to 8.0 p.m., Social conversation and reading 8 0 to 9.0 p.m., Bible Class. All Christian young men are cordially invited to join the Association, and visitors from other Associations to attend the meetings.
OLD COLWYN. Parish Church, Colwyn.—English Services (Sundays), Holy Communion: Every Sunday 8 a.m., and first Sunday in the month after morning service. Holy Baptism Sunday afternoon, 3.30. Service and Sermon, 11.0 a.m. and 7 0pm. 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 Paptist 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. H T. Cousins. 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 ENGLISH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.—The Rev. J. Thain Davidson, D. D., of London, has inti- mated his intention of spending his summer holiday at Colwyn Bay, and has consented to occupy the pulpit of the English Presbyterian Church on each Sunday during the month of August.—The new organ which is being built for this church, will be opened early in June, when an opportunity will be afforded of hearing the talented Liverpool organist, Mr W. H. Jude. THE CONGO INSTITUTE ANNUAL MEETINGS.— At 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m., on Sunday, May 31st, special services will be held in the Public Hall, Colwyn Bay, and will be con- ducted by the Revs. R. B. Richardson (D.D., a native of Liberia) and Thomas L. Johnson (a negro evangelist) at the close of each service, a collection will be taken up in aid of the Congo Institute. The annual Conferences for ministers and delegates, will be held, at the Institute, at 10 a.m., and 2 p.m., on Tuesday, June 2nd, and will be followed at 7 p.m.. by a public meeting at the Public Hall, where sermons will be preached by the Revs. B. Thomas (Letterston), and E. T. Jones (Llwynpia). COLWYN BAY HIGH SCHOOL.—We notice that Mr William Owen Roberts, a pupil of Mr Owen, of the above school, has passed the Civil Service Examination, standing most creditably on the list, thereby reflecting great credit upon both tutor and pupil. We have had the pleasure to record successes from this school on various occasions, and to testify to Mr Owen's ability in coaching pupils for special examinations. We believe that Mr Owen is the only private tutor known in North Wales who has succeeded in passing deaf and dumb pupils at public examinations. Both hearing and deaf pupils for the last sixteen years from this School, have evidently been trained by no ordinary teacher,:as results from time to time amply show.
CHOICE DULCK^ONA TEA Young. CHOICE DULCE^ TEA Fresh. CHOICE DULCEl\:rONA TEA Invigorating. 1/6 to 3/- per lb., in Packets and TinR. or all Grocers. Sold by T. Gamll ND, The Stores. Conway.
CHOICE DULCEMONA TEA Young. CHOICE DULCEMONA TEA Fresh. CHOICE DULCEMONA TEA Invigorating. I 1/6 to 3/- per lb., in Packets and Tins. Of all Grocers. Sold by T. GARLAND, The Stores, Conway.
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. GABLAND, The Stores, Conway.
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. Wedeyan Methodist Chapel.—(English Services).— Next Sunday: Morning 11.0, evening 6.30, Rev T. McCullagh, Liverpool. 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. zoo- SAD DEATH OF A CONWAY RURAL POSTMAN. -At about half-past six on Monday evening. May nth, as David Roberts, aged 57, rural postman between Talybont and Conway, was harnessing his horse, which he had already placed in the shafts of the mailcart, the animal got frightened on Roberts removing the headgear in order to place in position the horse's collar (which had been forgotten in the first instance), and in the melde which ensued, Roberts sustained serious injuries. He was, however, able to walk to Mrs Taylor's house close by, and went to bed, expiring
CHOICE DULCEMONA TEA l Young. I CHOICE DULCEMONA TEA Fresh. CHOICE DULCEMONA TEA Young. CHOICE DULCEMONA TEA Fresh. CHOICE DULCEMONA TEA Invigorating. 1/6 to 31- per lb., in Packets and Tins. Of all Grocers. Sola by T. OAKLAND, The Stores, Conway.
CHOICE DULCEMONA TEA Young. OT OICE DULCEMONA TEA Fresh. yd OICE DULCEMONA TEA Invigorating. 1/6 to 3/- per lb., in Packets and Tins. Of all Grocers. Sold by T. GAEL AND, The Stores, Conway.
Correaronbence. In no case are we responsible for the opinions expressed in this column.] To the Editor of The Weekly News." THE COLWYN BAY OLD PROMENADE. Dear Sir,—Will any of your readers inform me, through your columns, who is responsible for the maintenance of the existing Promenade in a state of efficiency? At present, as is known to many residents and visitors, there are no less than ten broken railings, thus making the place most dangerous for young children, who can easily walk over the edge of the Promenade, with a probability of a twenty-feet drop, either on to the beach, or, if the tide be in, into the water. The Pwllycrochan Estate Agent (Mr J. M. Porter) disclaims any responsibility, and the Councillors (to two of whom it has been mentioned) say that they have no power in the matter the Surveyor also, whilst regretting the facts, says that he can do nothing. Are we to wait until a fatal accident occurs before anything is done? Will it never be worth the while of the Council to take it over and to spend usefully a little money now, instead of waiting for the action of mischievous youths and the sea combined, to make such havoc as will necessitate a large expenditure for both property- owners and ratepayers ?-Yours truly, SCRUTATOR.
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I THE COLWYN BAY GAS BILL IN PARLIAMENT. -On May 15th, the Earl of Morley, Chairman of Committees of the House of Lords, dealt with a number of unopposed Bills. Among them was the Colwyn Bay and District Gas Bill. It incor- porates and gives further powers to the Colwyn Bay and District Gas Company, including the power to raise £ 20,000 additional capital. The preamble was proved by Mr Amphlett (of Messrs Jones, Porter, and Amphlett, Colwyn Bay, solicitors to the Company). The Bill was ordered to be reported. ENGLISH BAPTIST CHURCH.—On Sunday next (Whit-Sunday) special services will be held in the above-named Church both morning and evening. There will be a special evangelistic service in the evening at seven o'clock, when the pastor (Rev. H. T. Cousins, F.R.G.S.) will deliver an address on Washed-white or White- washed?" Sankey's hymns will be used, and all seats are free and unappropriated. WREXHAM HORSE SALES. The Wrexham Advertiser (Saturday, May 16th) contained the following Friday, the second day of May show, drew 300 single and double harness horses and hunters to the North Wales Horse Reposi- tory, Wrexham. The exhibits included some fine animals. The sale was a very good one, and the top price paid was 150 guineas, given by Mr Joseph Broome, of Llandudno, for a pair of bright bay geldings, the property of Mr Edward Bailey, Ashley Heath. A pair of geldings, sent by Mr John Jones, Whitegate Farm, Wrexham, went for 120 guineas, while several horses realised over 60 guineas each. Mr Edwin Jones, the well-known coaching proprietor of Colwyn Bay, was a large purchaser. Saturday the last dav of the sale, was confined to small harness horses, stepping cobs, and Welsh ponies, and nearly 400 were entered. Among the largest buyers at this sale were Mr Edwin Jones, of Colwyn Bay, the widely-known coach proprietor, whose coaching tours in North Wales have now become so popular Mr Harveyson and Mr Scott, of London and Mr King, Ayr. The sale has been an exceptionally good one. THE SEASON AT COLWYN BAY.—The Season has commenced. Mr Schofield's Band takes well this season, the self-same vocalists of last summer again supply the solos, and being warmly received on each appearance. The lawn tennis courts are now open for the season, and on Saturday, May 16th, a very large gather- ing were on the grounds, it being the Saturday afternoon-tea tennis the Committee have deemed it wise to again retain their groundsman (Mr E. H. Chaplin), who is now entering on his eighth season as the Colwyn Bay Tennis-court grounds- man. The boats have also been well patronised during these past weeks of hot weather, but the sudden shrinkage of the mercury in the thermo- meter occasioned a sudden disappearance of the pleasure-boats. Mr Chaplin's studio will be greatly missed from the shore this season, but we may as well inform his friends that he is still in the photographic business at Bron Castell, whither the Liberal Club has removed. KINGSWOOD AND WOODHOUSE GROVE SCHOOL ANNUAL DINNER.—This took place, on Wednes- day evening, May 6th, at the Holborn Restaurant, where forty-four sat down to discuss an excellent menu. The chair was taken by Mr T. G. Osborn, M.A., J.P., through whose hands a great number of those present had passed. In proposing the toast of The School," he referred very touch- ingly to the recent deaths of Perry Lord in China, and Revs A. Romilly Ingram and J. P. Fiddian in India.—Mr A. E. Booth, an old Grove boy, seconded the toast.—Mr Walter P. Workman responded for the School. The Rev R. Goodhew Dawson of Birmingham, proposed the Guests," to which Mr R. \V. Perks, M.P., who \\as accor- ded musical honours, responded. He lamented his mistortune in hot having been a pupil of Mr Osborn.—The Rev Atherton Knowles, vicar of St. James, Ratcliff, proposed the health of the chairman.The chairman, in responding, said, that he would never forget the kind way in which they had received him that evening. INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION.—At the Denbigh- shire County Government Body's meeting (at Wrexham) on May 6th, it was decided to allow the Abergele Local Governing Body to take the necessary steps for the establishment of a per- manent Intermediate School at Abergele, for the Local District which includes Colwyn Bay. It should not be forgotten that, while scholarships and bursaries for the Abergele School will be obtainable by success in competitive examina- tions, the Colwyn Bay Higher-Grade School is practically an Intermediate School under another name, all the Intermediate School subjects being taught there, and these subjects to fully as advanced stages. "CHURCH ENTERPRISE" AT COLWYN BAY.- The Welsh Church Notes of The Liverpool Courier, contain the following comment on Canon Roberts's success in raising the £500 required lately Canon Roberts, the Vicar of Colwyn Bay, has not taken long in securing the L500 required to meet a similar grant towards the Vicarage Building Fund. It speaks well for Church enterprise in this popular seaside resort that within the last three years no less than £ 10,000 has been raised for Church purposes." THE QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY.—The "N" (Colwyn Bay) Company 2nd V.B. Royal Welsh Fusiliers turned out in goodly numbers under the command of Captain Stubbs on Wednesday evening, May 20th, to celebrate Her Majesty's Birthday. After marching to Bryn Euryn field, and taking part in company drill, the feu de joie was fired, after which the Company returned to head quarters. It may be noted that the Queen's Birthday parade was the first occasion on which the N Company's new Bugle Band went out. GOLF.—It is gratifying for us to refer to the very good form exhibited by a local player in the ladies golfing championship, which took place on the Links at Hoylake last week. The lady indicated, is Miss E. L. Kennedy, who resides at Strathallan, Colwyn Bay, and who (out of over eighty players) well maintained her own until the fifth round was reached, when she was knocked out by one point only. When it is taken into account that the best London and Provincial Clubs, as well as those of Scotland and Ireland, were well represented, it will readily be seen that Miss Kennedy's play must have been of no mean order. We should also add that this is Miss Kennedy's first appearance in any open competiton. SATURDAY AFTERNOON LECTURE BY CANON LINTON.-Canon Linton (who has taken up his resideace at The Poplars, Colwyn Bay) is in charge of the Mission Church during the Rev. J. G. Haworth's absence, and at three o'clock every Saturday afternoon he will give elementary science and Bible lectures to the young people, the first of these was held May 16th, and not only were the young people present, but also the elderly ones also. The lecture was bright and full of instructive lessons. It is earnestly hoped that the young people will attend these lectures. THE PIER.-The Pier at Rhos-on-Sea will be opened for the season on May 23rd, when no doubt a large number of visitors will avail them- selves of the opportunity of viewing one of the grandest of panoramic views, from the pier-head. HUDSON'S MEMORIAL CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOL. —The annual picnic of the adult members of the English Congregational Church Sunday School took place on Thursday, May 14th. At 9.30 a.m., Mr Edwin Jones's coaches were wearing their summer apparel when well-filled with tourists, namely, these Sunday School members who were accompanied by the Rev. Thomas Lloyd (pastor) and Mrs Lloyd. Each passenger on the Coaches looked the picture of happiness, and, while wait- ing for those who were not so early as they might have been,some of the party were evidently anxious to be moving. At last, however, all are seated, and, to the sound of the post-horn, the horses pranced away. The morning opened bright, and as the day advanced the heat increased until by noon it was intense, but the drive through Sychnant Pass was found refresh- ing beyond description. Dwygyfylchi having been reached in good time, all the passengers alighted, the Coaches driving on to Penmaen- mawr. The party of 45 commenced to climb the mountain, and, after a good deal of "tuchan" reached the summit, and, Oh, it was delightful
about two hours later. No one witnessed the accident, but Roberts was able to give some account of what occurred. The deceased, who was an Army pensioner, leaves a widow and son.-At the inquest, which was held on Wed- nesday evening, a verdict of "Accidental Death" was returned.-All that was mortal of Mr David Roberts, rural postal messenger, was interred, at Conway Cemetery, on Thursday, Mav 14th, the Rev J. P. Lewis (Vicar) officiating. The chief mourners were Mrs Roberts, widow Mrs Lewis (Denbigh), mother-in-law Messrs Christ- mas Lewis and George Lewis (Denbigh), brothers-in-law Miss Lewis (George and Dragon Inn, Conway), sister-in-law and Mr Roberts (Denbigh), cousin. In addition to a large assem- blage of friends, there were present Mr Walker (Postmaster) and a very large representation of the Conway postal staff, from whom was received one of the several wreaths which was placed on the grave. The coffin was of polished oak with brass mountings and name-plate upon which was engraved DAVID ROBERTS, Died May 11th, 1896, Aged 57 Years. Messrs M. & J. Williams, of High-street, Conway, were the undertakers, by whom all the funeral arrangements were carried out quietly and satisfactorily. DEATH OF MRS. ELIZABTEH EVANS. -We announce with regret the death, on Saturday morning, May 16th, after four hours illness, of Mrs Elizabeth Evans, wife of Mr Evan Evans, landlord of the Red Lion Inn, Conway. The deceased was a native resident of Conway. The funeral, which was private, took place on Monday, May 18th, at Dwygyfylchi Parish Churchyard, the Revs J. P. Lewis (Vicar of Conway) and — Jenkins (Curate of Penmaenmawr) officiating at the house and graveside respecitvely. The mourners were Mr Evan Evans, widower; Mr and Mrs Robert Davies (Plough Inn), nephew-in-law and niece; Mr David Evans, brother-in-law; Miss Evans, sister-in-law; Mr Hugh Parry (Tywyn), cousin; and Mr Wm. Roberts (Castle Street). The coffin, which was of polished oak with brass furniture, bore a brass name-plate upon which was inscribed ELIZABETH EvkNS, Died May 16th, 1896, Aged 65 years. Messrs M. & J. Williams, High-street, Conway, were the undertakers. AN INTERESTING LOCAL ARTICLE. Many beside Welsh readers will be interested in an illustrated article which appears in the May number of the Pall Mall Alagazine, giving a history of Gloddaeth, the residence of the Lady Augusta Mostyn. Its history is indeed most interesting, extending back for hundreds of years and the author of the paper, Constance Sutcliffe, has been at pains to learn all that can be learned about this treasure-house for antiquaries, and especially about the vicissitudes of the Jacobean Archbishop of York, John Williams, and his chequered career. LECTURE ON THE CHURCH ARNiv.On Wednes- day evening, May 13th, a lecture was delivered at the Boys' School, by Captain Griffith, on the above-named subject, giving at the same time a graphic description of the anniversary meetings held the previous week in London. The three principal features of the Anniversary Festival, were the Communion service at Westminster Abbey, when the Bishop of Coventry gave a devotional address the annual meeting in the afternoon and the public meeting in the evening at St. James's Hall. The Archbishop of Armagh presided at the annual meeting, and the Rev. W. Carlile, the founder of the Church Army, stated that the receipts had advanced from £ 54,000 in 1894, to L71,000 in 1895. The Society was becoming more and more the link between the Church and the outcast. After speeches by Canon Wilberforce, Church Army Captains, and Nurses, a collection was made which amounted to over two thousand pounds. The Bishop of Rochester presided at the evening meeting when addresses were given by Lady Henry Somerset, Dr. Cogswell, and Archdeacon Madden. Short speeches were also given by the lecturer (Captain Griffith) and other Church Army Officers. On Monday evening the Archbishop of Canterbury received Captains of the Church Army at Lambeth Palace, and, at the conclusion of a very helpful address, wished each of the Captains God-speed in his work. MR FFRANGCON DAVIES. Mr Ffrangcon Davies, who is on tour in America, has taken Chicago by storm. The Tribune, the chief paper of the city, speaks of his singing of the Polyphemus music in Acis and Galatea" as a surprise and a revelation." The Times-Herald says his triumph was complete." The Chronicle says "the applause fairly shook the building." The Inter-Ocean goes into raptures over his "high culture and dramatic fervour and phenominal range." Decidedly, the Porkopolitans know a good thing when they see it. ASCENSIONTIDE SERVICES AT ROEWEN.-Oll May 13th and 14th, special Ascensiontide preach- ing meetings were held at Roewen Chapel, the officiating ministers being the Revs. D. Stanley Jones (Carnarvon), and R. Roberts (Rhos). AN EXAMPLE WORTHY OF IMITATION.—Mr Cuthbert C. Grundy, the Vice-President of the R.C.A., at a cost of some £500, has bought and is furnishing a house near South Shore, Black- pool, to be used as a little Holiday Home for children who have not too many of the good things of this world. The late owners of the house have shown their "ympahty with the move- ment by meeting Mr Grundy in a very generous spirit. The Home will be the means of affording a strengthening and brightening holiday to many a child who would otherwise be without the help this little institution will supply. It is an example of helpfulness which might well be followed by many who in comfort themselves could add to the happiness and well-being of those less fortunately circumstanced. It is an example of generosity which it is hoped will stimulate others to the exercise of these acts of unselfishness and sacrifice. G. F. S. FESTIVAL.—The Llandudno, Conway, and Glanconway associates and members met on Thursday, May 7th, and held their annual Festival in the quaint old picturesque town of Conway. From Llandudno there went eight working and honorary associates with their 24 members; eight associates working and honorary, from Conway with their twelve members and (15?) members with their associate from Glanconway, and Miss Williams, Diocesan President of St. Asaph. All met for service in the old Parish Church, where a very earnest address was kindly given by the Vicar of Conway, the Rev J. P. Lewis. Tea had been prepared by the Conway ladies in the School, and tables were most prettily decorated with flowers, and all heartily enjoyed the good tea so amply provided by Mrs Jones, Aberconwy Temperance Hotel. After tea, to which 83 sat down, a very helpful, practical address was given by Mrs Wilson Lloyd, Diocesan President of Lichfield, on the principles and work of the G. F.S., to which all listened most attentively. Then came the happy work of presenting the the cards-of-merit to the members for faithful service and seven years' membership three to the members of the Llandudno Branch, and eleven to the members of Llanrwst Banch (Llansantffraid Parish). After tea, by the generous arrangement of the Mayor (Councillor Humphrey Lewis, J.P.) the whole party was admitted free of charge to the Castle grounds, there to enjoy the remainder of their happy holiday. THE QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY.—On Wednesday, May 20th, the Queen's Birthday was celebrated in the customary manner in Conway, the Union- Jack floating in the breeze at Conway Castle, by order of Councillor Humphrey Lewis, J.P., who, in right of Mayoralty, is Constable of the Castle. Her Majesty was born on May 24th, 1819, and she therefore completes her seventy-seventh year this month. THE LLANRHOS PAROCHIAL CLERGY.—Mr D. J. Davies, of St. Catherine's College, Cambridge, is about to be ordained and licensed to a curacy in Llanrhos Parish the other clergy for the summer, in addition to the Vicar (Rev F. G.
up auove tne sea so mgn, ana wnne loOKing ai the crowd below. Whilst descending on the Pen- maenmawr side of the mountain, the party heard the cuckoo's note so clear as to bring most vividly before the mind's eye Sterne's words,— "The Cuckoo's note is measured and composed by rote his method is distinct and clear, and dwells, like bells, upon the ear." But soon Pen- maenmawr is reachod, a visit is paid to the Glen, and tea is enjoyed, everything being of the very best. After tea, a two-hours stroll around the town and along the promenade and beach, pre- ceded then the homeward journey, which was made along the coast and over the Penmaen- forwyllt," where the wild waves of the angry sea dash against the craggy rocks, and hence through the old gates of Conway, passing the Castle and bridges, and reaching home in nice time, after having enjoyed this outing better than any of its predecessors. WHAT ONE HEARS. That a two-days Floral Fete for Colwyn Bay has been decided on to take place with the stone- laying in July. That a strong committee has been formed. That the Committee has commenced work with vigour and enthusiasm. That the affair is already catching on. That the town has been mapped out for can- vassers. That already offers of support have been numerous and hearty. That the fete is bound to be a success and a big draw. That Colwyn Bay is going to figure smart on Railway Company Bills. That people will be led to come who never came before, And those who love the place will love it still the more So, to finish in rhyme, I make this appeal, Let every Bayite put his shoulder to the wheel. THE COLWYN BAY GAS WORKS. PROPOSED PURCHASE. PUBLIC MEETING. The Rev. Thomas Parry, J.P., A.C.C., Chair- man of the Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Urban District Council, presided, on Friday night, May 8th, at the Public Hall, Colwyn Bay, over a meeting of ratepayers convened for the purpose of considering the advisability of purchasing the Gas Works. Judging from the sparse attend- ance, little interest was taken in the question, there being certainly under 50 persons present. After Mr Parry had explained the object of the meeting, Mr Bevan moved "that this meeting of ratepayers considers it advisable to purchase the Gas Works forthwith." He wished to disabuse their minds of the idea that he was in any way interested in the Gas Works. He had not a farthing of interest in them, in any shape or form, neither had he any relatives, as far as he was aware, who had the slightest interest in the undertaking. He was actuated entirely, in making this proposition, by his own opinion of what was likely to be the future of Colwyn Bay, and of this particular property. He remembered the Gas Woiks starting. He did not know what dividend they paid for the first year or two, but they all knew that for several years they had paid a dividend of 10 per cent. That proved that the property had been increasing in value. No one could look round that District without seeing the immense amount of property which had been put up, and most of these new buildings were custom- ers of the Gas Company. The demand for gas was therefore likely to increase, and, however well the Gas Company had paid in the past, there was not the slightest doubt in his mind that in the future it would pay far better, and, in trying to persuade the ratepayers to buy the property now, he was entirely influenced by the thought that it was a property that would bring in a heavy profit to the ratepayers. In order to make Col- wyn Bay compare with any of her rivals, he was convinced that some other means of rais- ing money than by loans, would have to be found, and nothing better for that purpose could be found than the Gas Works. Besides it would be cheaper to buy the Works now than in a few years hence, as the Company were extending their Works, and the more capital they put in the concern the more it would cost the ratepayers to purchase. There was no need to hesitate as to investing their money in the Gas Works. He saw by the Liverpool Echo the previous day, that the town of St Helens was asking for powers to increase their Gas Works, and the Clerk incidentally mentioned that they bought the Gas Works in 1885, and since then had spent L20,000 in increasing them, and also re- duced the price of gas from 4/- to 2/8, so that the property had proved a gold mine to them. In another town, a sum of between ^7000 and £ 8000 had been transferred from the Gas Works to the reduction of the rates, and he thought that they would not have the Colwyn Bay Gas Works in their hands very long before they would be able to do something similar. The electric light had been mentioned. He did not believe that the electric-light, if it came, would injure the Gas Works as a paying property. Besides, they ought to have the lighting of the place in their own hands. [Hear, hear.]—Mr James Wood, who also disclaimed interested motives, seconded the proposal.—Mr Blud moved, as an amendment "That it is not advisable to purchase the Gas Works at the present time." Gas shares were high now, but it was not certain that they would remain so. Besides, the cost of laying down electric-light plant, was continually decreasing. Besides, the Council had quite as much work on hand at present as it could very well deal with. [Hear, hear.] If they bought the Gas Works, they could not work it on the same lines as the Company was doing. They would have to trust to the officials, and then he questioned whether the undertaking would pay. He thought that it would be better to wait a couple of years at least. They might then get a better bargain.—Mr Bateson seconded the amendment, which was supported by Mr Greenfield.—Mr John Roberts also expressed the opinion that the purchase of the Gas Works at the present time would be unwise.—Mr Bevan having replied, the question was put to the vote, seventeen voting for the amendment, and seven for Mr Bevan's resolu- tion.—The resolution was therefore lost. LLANDRILLO AND EIRIAS U. D. SCHOOL BOARD. At the monthly meeting held on Friday even- ing, May 8th, the Chairman (County-Cooncillor John Roberts) presided, and there were also present the Vice-Chairman (Mr Robert Evans), the Rev. John Edwards, and Messrs Moses Williams, Evan Owen, and D. O. Williams, and the Clerk (Mr Thomas Jones), and the Attend- ance Officer (Mr Thomas Matthews). To comply with a suggestion of the Education Department, that there should be separate Head- masters for the Colwyn Bay Higher-Grade and Board Schools, and in order that the Higher- Grade School should continue qualified to receive the higher Grant, the Board appointed Mr Griffiths to be Principal of the Higher-Grade School (with Mr Turner as assistant-master), and Mr J. O. Davies to be headmaster of the Colwyn Bay Board School. It was announced that the Education Depart- ment had placed the Colwyn Bay Infant Board School upon the list of schools qualified to receive Grants. The Education Department had sent the Inspector's report upon Llwydgoed Board School, from which it appeared that the average attend- ance was 40.2, and that the total Grant was _c62. The Clerk stated that that was an increase of jE2 in the Grant. Mr Moses Williams (addressing the reporter) Will you send that to the Bishop of St. Asaph, and tell him it isn't a Church school. [Laughter]. It further appeared that the Education Depart- ment exempted the School from examination in 1897. [Hear, hear]. Mr Moses Williams said that it was very satis- factory to hear that that School was so success- ful. It had been established under very great difficulties, those connected with the National
Jones), being the Revs D. Bevan Evans and W. J. Weston. THE MAYOR AT BANGOR.—The Mayor of Conway (Councillor Humphrey Lewis, J.P.) was one of the invited guests present, on May 14th, at the opening (by Lord Penrhyn) of the new Promenade Pier at Bangor, and at the subsequent banquet given (at the neighbouring George Hotel) by the Mayor of Bangor (Councillor T. E. Roberts, J.P.), and wore his mayoral robes and gold chain and badge-of-office. The Mayors of Carnarvon and Beaumaris were also present, but it was subsequently remarked by some of those present, that the Conway mayoral robes were seen to great advantage, surpassing, as they do, any other North Wales mayoral robes in sumptuous- ness, a remark which might, it was added, be repeated (mutatis mutandis) as to the Mayor of Conway's golden chain and badge.—From a des- criptive report in a Bangor contemporary, we extract the following description —" Mayor Hugh Thomas formed the rear-guard of the Anglesey contingent, in plain black clothes with a slender gold chain round his manly neck. Next was seen a resplendent couple in scarlet escorting another gentleman in black. All three were of stalwart proportions and kingly bearing. The sombrely clothed giant was the newly-elected chairman of the Llandudno Urban District Council, Mr T. W. Griffith (Ap Clwydfardd), and his right and left hand supporters were Messrs Richard Thomas (Mayor of Carnarvon) and Humphrey Lewis (Mayor of Conway). The scarlet and gold of these gentlemen flamed victorious throughaut the march, and cast into the shade the darker habiliments of the succeed- ing Bangor Fire Brigade (now brave in brass helmets), the Bangor Pier and Corporation Officials and Councillors. The colour symphony however was completed, and gradually worked up to afortissimo by the Bangor Aldermen, who, in addition to the municipal robes (which the Councillors also wore), were festively bedecked with the aldermanic chain. Still higher in the gamut was the scarlet-clothed and three-cornered- hat-crowned figure of the Bangor Mace-bearer Goodwin, who walked statelily, as became the man, the occasion, and the office. Bangor Town Clerk (R. H. Pritchard) was a notable figure in a notable procession, his legal garb of wig and gown showing off to advantage. Magnificent as the Mayors of Carnarvon and Conway were, our Mayor held his own well in the chromatic colour contest. With a gracious humility that well become a nobleman, the rear of the procession was brought up by Lord Penrhyn, who was accompanied in his open carriage by his daughter, the Hon. Miss Douglas Pennant." THE CONWAY VOLUNTEER ENCAMPMENT. It is interesting to note that the 1st (Warrington) V.B. South Lancashire Regiment and the Roch- dale Battalion are expected to consume no less than sixteen hundred pounds of bread daily whilst encamped on Conway Morfa during Whit- suntide. The bread, provisions, and groceries for these two battalions, are to be supplied by Messrs E. P. Jones, Son, and Co., who have secured the contract. A NEW CHURCH AND SCHOOLS FOR DEGANWY. -The Vicar of Eglwysrhos (Rev Francis G. Jones) announces his intention to erect a new Church and Schools at Deganwy, for this rapidly increasing part of his scattered parish. The reverend gentlemen has already on hand the completion of the Duke of Clarence Memorial Church for East Llandudno, a large portion of which is in his parish, but the development of Deganwy and Tywyn makes it imperative to pro- vide more accommodation than the small Mission Church at present existing there. The intention is to convert the Mission Church into Schools and erect a new Church, the total cost being £ 3,900. Mr J. E. Fincham and Mr W. Warner are the Hon Secretaries to the Committee. CARNARVONSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL.—At the Carnarvonshire County Council's quarterly meet- ing on May 7th, the Chairman (Mr Robert Thomas) presiding, the County Rate was made at 4d (as against 51d a year ago) :-A communi- 2 cation was received from the Town-Clerk of Conway stating that it was contemplated to widen a portion of the road between Conway and Llandudno, and asking the Council's consent to repay the cost, estimated at £ 3,150. It was decided to postpone the consideration of the matter pending the production of the plans and estimates, and to ask the applicants whether the necesssary land would be given gratis for the im- provement, and to what extent the urban council and other parties interested would contribute towards the cost.—Upon the recommendation of the Surveyor's Committee, it was agreed to widen the Penybont Bridge (Llandudno Junction) and the approach thereto on the Conway side, at an estimated cost of £ 4°°> the Vice-Chairman (Alderman Edward Jones) and Councillors C. H. Darbishire and Hugh Owen being appointed to be in sub-Committee to confer with the Surveyor to carry out the work.—The Council also con- firmed the same Committee's report that the matter of th. proposed alteration of the main road beyond Llandudno Junction, by the Railway Company, having been considered, it was resol- ved that the Railway Company be called upon to deviate the road as shown in the deposited plans, and that the subsequent plan lately sent by the Company be objected-to. DEATH OF AN AGED INHABITANT OF ROE-WEN. —The death took place, on May 15th, at the advanced age of nearly 99, of David Williams, who for many years had been bedridden at Pen- lan, Roe-wen.
Schools of Llanelian, Colwyn, Llandrillo, and Glan Conway, opposing it, and making it impossible to get land except at a high price. And now that School up in the mountains had brought about the establishment of a Church there, to which he (Mr Moses Williams) wished success. [Hear, hear," and laughter]. The Colwyn Board School report showed an average attendance of 107, and a total Grant of 139 6s 6d (an increase of £ 5). Mr Moses Williams wished to propose that, inasmuch as the work of the Board's Schools had proved so satisfactory to the Education Depart- ment, the seven members of the Board were ready to fight unitedly for re-election next July. The Chairman deprecated such a resolution being formally proposed at that time, and the matter dropped. The Chairman moved a resolution thanking Mr J. Roger Dawson, for his description, in The Weekly News, of a visit to the Higher-Grade School. It would, he felt sure, do good. The Rev. John Edwards seconded, and, after a few observations from Mr Moses Williams, the motion was declared carried. It was decided that the Colwyn Bay Infant School Whitsun holidays should commence a week earlier, namely, on Monday May nth, and last three weeks, for the purpose of certain repairs, &c. On the motion of Mr Moses Williams, seconded by the Vice-Chairman, the Board passed a vote of condolence with the family of the late Mr Charles Frost, J.P., who was some years ago a most efficient member of the Board. The Boird adopted a plan of religious instruc- tion for the pupil-teachers in the Board's schools, the plan simply specifying the portions of Scripture to be taken up in each of the four years of pupil-teachership. The Board unanimously passed a resolution protesting against the Government's Education Bill, and ordered the same to be sent to Mr Herbert Roberts and Mr Asquith, Mr Moses Williams saying that it was not worth while for the Clerk to bother sending it to Lord Salisbury. Two draft resolutions were in the first place sub- mitted, and the Board deputed the Rev. John Edwards and Mr Evan Owen to finally draft the terms of the resolution upon the lines already submitted to the Board. The resolution, as subsequently drafted, reads as follows That we as a Board consider the Education Bill now before Parliament most unjust in its treatment of Schools, and, while the Bill does not in any way tend to improve education generally, it proposes to disturb the settlement of 1870 and create religious difficulties that would be most disastrous to our country." COLWYN BAY AND COLWYN URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. A special meeting was held, on Friday, May 15th, the Chairman (Rev. Thomas Parry, J.P., A.C.C.) presiding, to consider a report of the Surveyor (Mr William Jones, A.M.I.C.E), as to the water-supply pending an improvement in the Cowlyd Scheme. In addition to urging that a twelve-inch main should be laid from Sarn Mynach, the Surveyor made several suggestions of a practical nature, including the utilisation of the Rhiw reservoir. It was also intimated that it was desirable that owners of tennis-grounds and large gardens should not needlessly waste water, it being pointed out that there would be no need to use the Llandudno mains, which were available, if the supply from the Cowlyd .mains was what it should be and if Colwyn Bay had fair play. The Board adopted the report, which -.vas dis- cussed in committee, and, with regard more especially to the recommendation that a twelve- inch mam should be laid from Sarn Mynach, a waiting policy was decided upon pending the decisions of the next Cowlyd Board meeting (to be held on May 22nd). THE NEW PROMENADE. CEREMONY OF LAYING THE FOUNDA- TION STONE. An important meeting was held, at the Board Room, on Friday evening, May 15th, the Rev. Thomas Parry (Chairman of the Colwyn Bay and Colwyn District Council) presiding. The meet- ing was convened in order to take into considera- tion the advisability of holding a fete and gala on the occasion of the laying of the foundation- stone of the new Promenade now in course of construction by contract under the District Council. It was decided to hold a fete and gala, after which the following officers were appointed :— Presidents Rev. Thomas Parry, Llys Aled, and Colonel Gamble, Ratmah. Vice-Presidents Rev. J. G. Haworth, Walshaw and Mr J. Porter Pwllvcrochon. Hon. Secretaries Mr W. Jones (Surveyor), Gwynfryn and Mr J. Blud, Idsall House. Hon. Treasurers Mr G. P. Jenkins (N.P. Bank), and Mr William Jones (N. and S.W. Bank). In addition to the members of the Council the following gentlemen were elected to act on the Committee Messrs W. H. Roberts, F. A. Dew, W. Jones (N. and S.W. Bank), G. P. Jenkins (N.P. Bank), A. Waters, F. J. Holmes, — Larkfield, J. M. Porter, H. Groves, and J. Lever, Colonel Gamble, Messrs J. Brock, W. H. Cogswell, H. J. Houghton (Queen's Lodge), and Edwin Jones, Drs. Morris (Colwyn) and Lord (Colwyn Bay), and Messrs A. O. Walker and W. R. Hands. It was proposed that the Committee meet, and then report to another meeting. At a meeting held on Monday evening, May 18th, at the Board-room, the Committe-men present were Messrs Edwin Jones, A. Waters, W. R. Hands, Robert Evans, Groves, Hugh Hughes, Owen Williams, J. M. Porter, William Davies, and James Lever, together with the Hon. Secretaries (Messrs William Jones and John Blud), and the Hon. Treasurers (Messrs G. P. Jenkins and William Jones). Mr James Porter (Clerk to the Council) having been voted to the chair, several names were added to the list of guarantors, and the following were added to the Committee: Drs. W. D. Fraser, and M. Venables. Williams, and Messrs Amphlett and Hignett. It was decided that the festivities should extend over two days, the first day's proceedings open- ing with a Town and Trades procession, as a preliminary to the laying of the Foundation- stones, after which would follow, successively, the Lunch, and the opening of a Horticultural Show. The second day's programme was arranged to comprise Aquatic Sports, the Horti- cultural Show Prize-distribution, Tilting-at-the- ring, horse-leaping, and a grand Fireworks display. It was also decided to canvass for subscrip- tions, and to form three sub-committees entitled respectively Promenade, Fete, and Horticultural, the Hon. Sees. being requested to get particu- lars of suitable fields.