COLWYN BAY. SUNDAY SERVICES. Parish Church, Llandrillo.—Sunday Services Welsh, 9.30 a.n: Knglish, 11.0 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Holy Communion at 8.0 a.m. every Sunday during 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, Pwilycrochan, 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 121 mile from Colwyn Bay, on the Llandudno Road. Parish Chui-ch (St. Paul's).-Sunday Services: 8 a.m., Holy Communion, and at Mid-day Service on the 1st Sunday in the month; 11.15 a.m., Morn- ing Prayer and Sermon 7 p.m., Evening Prayer and Sermon; 8.30 p.m., Organ recital. Sunday School, at 2.30 p.m. Daily Morning Prayer at 8.30 a.m. Rev Canon Roberts, Vicar. 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. Rev J. G. Haworth in charge. St. Paul's Welsh Services.-10 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. Rev J. Jones, B.A., in charge. St. Paul's Welsh Mission Services at Brynymaen.— Service and Sermon on Sunday evenings, at 6 p.m. Rev R. Theophilus Jones, B.A., in charge. English Wesleyan-St..Iohn's,-l'he Avenite.-Next Sunday morning 11.0, evening 6.30, Rev. H. H. McCullagh, B.A., Tranby. Prayer meeting, morning, 10.15. Sunday School, afternoon, 2.30. Wednesday evening, 7.0, Rev. H. H McCullagh. B.A. English Pi-esby tei-i a i t.- Next Sunday Morning, 11.0. evening, 6.30, Rev John Thomas, B.A., Liverpool. 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 Friends.—Meeting 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 Institute.- 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 Ii sti- tute Schoolroom :—Friday, 7.0 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, Colivyit.-Eiiglisti 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 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. 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 6/- 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 pr.ncipal Wines, Spirits, and Liqueurs. E. H. Davie's, Uxbridge House. adv. 367-50 "X ENGLISH BAPTIST CHURCH.—On Sunday even- ing, May 31 st, a special evangelistic service will be held in the above-named Church, where the Rev. H. T. Cousins, F.R.G.S., pastor, will deliver an address on "Old Shoes and Clouted." Service will commence at 7 o'clock. All seats are free and unappropriated. Sankey's hymns will be used. EARLY STRAWBERRIES.—On Whit-Monday, Railway-porter Vickers picked from the straw- berrv-bed in his garden-ground no less than seven ripe strawberries the largest scaled an ounce and a quarter, and the weight of the seven was 6! ounces. BANK-HOLIDAY AT COLWYN BAY.—This year there was a decrease in the Whit-Monday visitors from a distance, but the Bay was far from dis- playing any appearance ot emptiness. It is difficult to assign the causes of the lessening of the number of patrons who enjoyed the many attractions (both natural and otherwise), but it is surmised that some stayed away from a mistaken impression that the sylvan walks through the Pwllycrochan Woods had been closed to the public. In the morning Mr Edwin Jones despatched two full Coaches on the Loop Tour and to St. Asaph, a third Coach being sent to Bettwsycued with a goodly number in addition, carriages were taken out by many of the pleasure-seekers. Boating also was enjoyed in Rhos Bay, and those who fished had good sport. Throughout the day, the Town Band and the Royal Osborne Minstrels performed to large audiences in various parts of the town and on the beach, Mr Schofield, who is responsible for both of these pleasure-giving organisations, taking care that the entertainments did not clash through undue proximity. The various walks in the neighbourhood also proved attractive to many. In short, those who visited Colwyn Bay this Whitsuntide Bank-holiday, found ample opportunity for enjoyment, the weather, moreover being all that could have been desired. VOLUNTEER CHANGES.—It is stated that the pending changes in the 2nd V.B. Royal Welsh Fusiliers in consequence of the formation of a new Battalion (3rd V.B.) include the formation of a new Company at Abergele and that the Colwyn Bay Company is losing an officer who can ill be spared, Lieutenant F. A. Dew (N Company) being designated for the command of the Abergele Company, with the rank of Captain.—At the May monthly meeting of the Abergele and Pensarn Urban District Council, the Chairman (Mr James Copping, J.P.) presiding, an application was read, from Captain-Designate F. A. Dew (Colwyn Bay) and Dr. Jones (Abergele), for the use of the Town Hall for drilling the new Company of Volunteers now being formed at Abergele.—Mr T. Evans It is a very serious matter. There are wars and rumours of wars, and we ought to have our soldiers ready. [Laughter].—Canon Evans said
TLYSAU, oriaduron, pibellau, teganau, min nwyddau, dodrefn, te, a phob peth. Goruchwyl- wyr yn eisieu. Cyfarwydd-lyfr cyfanwerthol yn rhad. Ysgrifener, HENRY MAY, (247), Birming- ham. 371-12
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 Citapet.-(Eiigliisti 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- ALDERMAN MOSTYN. -Alderman the Hon. H. Lloyd-Mostyn, J.P., A.C.C., is at present at Dolgelley, at the camp of the Carnarvonshire and Merionethshire Militia, of which he is one of the Majors. A PATHETIC INCIDENT AT CONWAY.—On Friday forenoon, May 22nd, the remains of Mrs Ellen Mary Thomson, of The Mount, Chelsey (Staffordshire), and formerly of Willinore Hall (Hopton), and relict of the late Mr John Thomas Thomson, C.E., of Settle (Yorkshire), were interred in Conway Cemetery, In the grave ot her only child, Mr Humphrey James Thomson (one of the eight victims of the Conway boating disaster of August 20th, 1890), from the shock of whose sudden death Mrs Thomson, who was recently staying a few weeks at Colwyn Bay for her health, had never recovered. A melancholy interest attaches to the funeral owing to the circum- stances ot the disaster referred-to. In August, 1890, two young Birmingham Medical students, accompanied by two young lady acquaint- ances, named Varcoe, availed themselves of the sailing of an outward-bound vessel trom Conway to have a sail as far as the Bar. They were accompanied by four Conway boatmen. They all returned in the pilot-boat, which, the sea being choppy, was capsized close in shore. Every soul on board was drowned, their bodies being recovered at widely- separated intervals of lime and place, the body of one young lady being picked up a fortnight later off the mouth of the river Dee. Among the victims of the disaster was young H. J. Thomson, who stripped to the waist, had evidently made a desperate effort to save one of the young ladies, whose body was found close to his on the beach, and whose watch and a few trinkets were found in his trousers pocket. He was buried at Conway because, as the Liverpool Daily Post correspondent was informed at the time, when quite a boy he had been taken by his mother on a visit to North Wales, and was so delighted with the beauty of the little Cemetery at Conway that he said to his mother, If ever I die, mother, I should like to be buried here." His wish was fulfilled, and now his widowed mother lies buried in the same grave as her son. The funeral was private, and the body was met at Conway railway-station by the Vicar (Rev J. P. Lewis), who officiated through- out, part of the service being read in St. Agnes's Church Mr Evan Evans (Harbour-master), father of one of Mr H. J. Thonhon's tellow- viclims and the undertaker (Mr John Griffiths, of Conway), who had buried Mrs Thomson's son. The eight bearers were the Conway fishermen (three of whom had lost relatives in the disaster) who had carried Mr H. J. Thomson's body to his grave. The chief mourners were Miss Trubshaw (sister), Mr William Blackshaw (Borough Surveyor of Stafford), Mr Walter Blackshaw (Assistant Borough Surveyor of Croydon), and Miss Blackshaw (Stafford). The coffin was of un- polished oak, and bore brass mountings and name-plate, the engraved inscription upon the latter being Ellen Mary ihomson, Born August 17th, 1833, Died May 18th, 1896." THE CONWAY NURSING FUND.—The offertories at the Church Parades at the Conway Morta brigade camp on Whit-Sunday, were divided between the Volunteer benevolent Association and the Conway Nursing Fund. AN OPEN-AIR SERVICE.—At five o'clock on Whit-Sunday afternoon County-Alderman Edward Jones opened with prayer a service on Conway Quay, the preacher being the Rev. R. Lewis (Liatidudiio). This service is one of a series of united services arranged to be held each Sunday (weather permitting) by the tour Nonconformist denominations in Conway. QUICK WORK BY LOCAL CONTRACTORS.— Messrs Jones and Son, Melbourne House, Conway, have fairly eclipsed the record in water- pipe-laying for Volunteer camp purposes. By a very special effort, with a large staff of men under the personal supervision of Mr E. Loyd Jones, no less than 3800 yards of piping (inclusive of 800 yards four-inch cast-iron mams; were laid within six days on Conway Morfa, the contract being carried out under the inspection of the Borough Surveyor (Mr T. B. Harrington, C.E.). Work was commenced on the Morfa at ten o'clock on Monday morning, May 18th, and at 11.0 p.m. on May 21st, after a long day of seventeen hours, almost continuous work, the water commenced to be supplied through the mains, over two thousand yards ot smaller supply pipes being laid in the next two days. It is understood that Mr Loyd Jones was informed on Whit-Wednesday that the new permanent system of water-supply was much appreciated by the authorities of the Brigade camp on Conway Morfa, and that it was a great improvement upon the temporary systems ot previous years. LLANDUDNO NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD. The plan of the Llandudno National Eisteddfod Pavilion may be seen at Messrs R. E. Jones & Bros., Rose Hill Street, Conway, where seats may be booked.
THE LANCASHIRE AND CHESHIRE BRIGADE AT CONWAY. Once more Conway is the site of a Lancashire and Cheshire Volunteer Brigade Whitsuntide en- campment. Much has been written of the beauties of the Morfa, and its natural advantages for camping purposes, and too much cannot be said in commendation of the wisdom of those who first selected this ideal site, for ideal it certainly is. From a purely practical poini. of view the large tract of marsh—Morfa though its name be, is as dry as the most exacting Volunteer could desire-is admirably adapted to the requirements of either a brigade or a regimental camp. But when to this is added the fact that the surround- ing country is a magnificent panorama of hill and dale and river and sea, one cannot wonder that a visit to the Conway camp is anticipated with teelings^of more than ordinary pleasure. To the east the Great Orme, with its scarred face, stretches in broken yet majestic line, sheltering Llandudno at its further base. Following the coast, the eye notes the estuary of the Conway river and traces it on towards the town. which, however, is nearly hidden from the observer. Conway seems to be well-nigh hemmed in by the towering hills of the Conway range, out of which there branches a well defined ridge that forms the western boundary of the camp and terminates in the bold headland at the entrance to the Menai Straits. Away to the north-west stretches the dim outline of Anglesea, with the curious lump known as Puffin Island rising abruptly out of the sea in the foreground. The northern boundary is, of course, the sea itself. What pleasanter prospect could be wished for ? As none of the Battalions reached Conway till late in the afternoon on Saturday they were spared the discomfort of renewing acquaintance with the Morfa under a shower of rain. There was scarcely a cloud in the sky when the 1st Battalion marched in from the roadside railway station near the Marsh. Earlier in the day the summits of the hills had been shrouded in mist, and Puffin Island, out at sea, had been quite in- visible behind a veil of thin, drifting rain. There is a tradition at Llandudno and Conway, as at some other watering-places, that the sun would shine all day throughout the tourist season if only it were let alone. The rain on Saturday, accord- ingly, was not accepted as a natural visitation, but was unanimously put down to the long ac- count of the 2nd Lancashire Volunteer Artillery, whose big guns had been blazing away on the opposite side of the Conway river. Towards nightfall the view to the west was obstructed only by the brilliance of the sun, which in its downward course seemed to be setting the sea on fire, yet at the same time the irregular ridges of the Conway hills were already gilded by the ravs of an almost full moon. Under so auspicious a sky the men came trooping into camp, Battalion after Battalion, in excellent spirits. Fatigue parties had long made everything ready for their reception, so that on arrival at the parade ground they were at once told off to their separate tents and provided with an evening meal. A stiff breeze blew in from the sea during the night, but not so violently as to cause any dis- comfort in camp and in the morning there was again every promise of fine weather. Sunday, as usual, was practically observed as a day of rest, except that, as on other days of the week, the men had to be up and stirring by about six o'clock in the morning for roll-call. In the forenoon, there was a Church Parade in two divisions, one consisting of the 3rd Lancashire Fusiliers, the 3rd Cheshire, and the 2nd South Lancashire, and th other of the 1st and 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers and the 1st South Lancashire. The Rev J. E. Gull, Chaplain to the 3rd (Salford) Lancashire Fusiliers, conducted the service in the first of these divisions, and the Rev T. G. Blackburne, Chaplain to the 1st (Bury) Lanca- shire Fusiliers, in the second division. At each service, the choir and instrumental music were provided by the Chaplain's own Battalion. In his sermon, Mr Gull remarked that a service in camp must be a ceremonial observance more than an actual opportunity for devotion. On Whit-Sunday, nevertheless, it was most appro- priate that men in their youth and strength should meet together for the worship of God. He urged them to make the coming week not only a week of discipline and training for the body and mind, but also a help to the souls of all who were gathered together in camp. As the Israelites were bidden to let no foul thing appear amongst their tents, but to order all things reverently and decently in their encampment, so he counselled them to see to it that there should be among them no impure words nor anything unbecoming to Christian soldiers who, having taken an oath to serve the Queen, had testified to their belief in God. Mr Blackburne, in the course of his sermon at the other service, commended to the minds of the volunteers the triple watchword For God, for Queen, and for country," and said that those three things—the altar, the throne, and the home- seemed the very foundation of our Christian civilisation and society. They represented things and facts well worth living and dying for. He prayed that their patriotism might never be spoiled by pride or selfishness, that it might never be quenched by coldness or indifference. To- day," the preacher added, oil the birthday of our noble Queen, whom may God long preserve to reign over us, as she has already done tor fifty-nine years-to-day we may offer special prayers and thanksgivings to Almighty God for all He has done for our Queen and country. We shall pray for the prosperity of the United Kingdom, and the blessings of peace. May the flag under which we are now called to serve be the flag of a loyal and united people, and may that flag never be dishonoured by the enemies of our Queen, nor debased or discredited by her own subjects." Another service was held in the afternoon for the benefit of the 5th Cheshire, who did not arrive till about noon on Whit-Sunday. During last week a large staff was busily engaged in erecting tents, laying out the ground, and allotting positions for the various battalions. The baggage was brought by means of the Ship Canal and carried up the Conway River at high tide, transport in bulk to the camp being then a comparatively easy manner. This year's camp is again composed of seven Battalions, and its constitution differs in one detail only from that of 1895. It comprises the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd V.B. Lancashire Fusiliers, the 1st and 2nd V.B. South Lancashire, and the 3rd and 5th V.B. Cheshire Regiment. The 1st South Lancashire take the place of the 4th Cheshire, who have gone into regimental camp at Blackpool. Last year the brigade numbered 5000, and this time the total strength was expected to reach 4500, the differ- ence being accounted for by the fact that the 1st South Lancashire is numerically much weaker than the 4th Cheshire. The plan of the camp is less compact than in former years. Owing to the storms of last winter the ground sloping to the beach has become broken and insecure.
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The Puffin Island Biological Station. An interesting report, edited by Professor Phillip J. White, M.B., of the North Wales Uni- versity College, Bangor, has just been issued i relative to the work done during the past two years in connexion with the Biological Station I established 011 pu;fin Island, situated at the I entrance to the Menai Straits. Feeling the f necessity of working (says Professor White) in co-operation with the Committee of the Western Sea Fisheries District, so that the best results might be achieved when carrying on fishery investigations, I wrote stating this to the Com- mittee. Although written a considerable time ago, my letters, through an oversight, only came under the notice of the Committee last October. The delay is to be regretted, as work I wished to do could not be undertaken without their help. In 1894 my paper on The Sea Fisheries of North Wales "was published, and copies were sent to the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers, and to those who were likely to be interested. Although the paper is only a somewhat meagre outline of the fisheries of the District, I venture to think that it has been the means of drawing more attention to them. Since that paper was written a considerable advance has been made towards the protection of the fisheries by the appointment of three bailiffs for the Western District. The District is divided into three portions, and an officer supervises each,and enforces the bye-laws. It is likewise gratifying to know that the Lanca- shire Sea Fisheries Committee have rendered valuable assistance to the Western Committee by sending their steamer from time to time to their District to examine the fishing grounds, and to prevent illegal methods of fishing. The fishery officers, who have received instructions to help me, are at present assisting in the collection of of fishery statistics for the district. I have drawn up and distributed forms for the collection of these statistics, and a number have already been returned filled. Considering the fact that there has been no regular system of collecting statistics through the District, some of those now obtained must of necessity be incomplete. The officers are obtaining the information from the Coast- guard Stations, from Railway Stations, and from the fishermen themselves much discrimination is therefore required in order to avoid error. The figures are being obtained for the last three years. Although modest results only can be expected, still, the present efforts that are being made to obtain these statistics will stimulate a more systematic return of them in future. Last summer I examined the natural oyster ground in the estuary of the River Ogwen, and at present I am giving attention to the Conway Mussel Fishery. It is to be hoped that by-and-by a trained scientist who has given special attention to sea fisheries will be appointed to look after the interests of the District. There is so much to be done in investigating the individual fisheries, and at present so little can be accomplished in this direction. THE CONWAY MUSSEL FISHERY. I have commenced with Mr Robert Jones, the fishery officer for this part of the district, an examination of the mussel grounds in the River Conway. With regard to the raking of mussels from the bed of the river, when the rake is pulled up from the bottom it brings with it quantities of gravel, to which the mussels, old and young, adhere. When the boat has secured a load, it is brought up to Conway, where the sorting takes place. This consists in separating the full- grown mussels from the gravel. The latter, with the young mussels still adhering to it, is, as a rule simply thrown on the banks of the river, and the young mussels gradually get smothered with the accumulated gravel of subsequent fish- ings. The steep gravel banks 011 the south side of the river by the town are monuments to this industry of destruction in the past. There are some fisherm.-n, to their credit be it said, who, appreciating the enormity of this waste, do all the sorting in their boats, and return the unremunera- tive residue to the river. The young mussels in times past might have been collected and sold to supply mussel beds in other parts of the country, where the conditions are not so favourable to their production. New bye-laws for the protection of the young mussels are about to be enforced. One of these fixes the size of saleable mussels at 2:1 inches, while another provides that all mussels under the saleable sizes are to be returned to the river at such places as the fishery officer may direct. Meanwhile we are trying to determine what places are best suited for this purpose. These bye-laws should have been passed long ago. There is no doubt that at present the river is being over-fished, and unless care is taken, the mussel beds cannot long withstand the extrava- gant demands that are made upon them.
Rules to Avoid Bathing Fatalities. The Royal Humane Society has issued this notice at all seaside resorts:—"Avoid bathing within two hours after a meal, when exhausted by fatigue, or when the body is cooling after per- spiration. Avoid bathing altogether in the open air if, after having been a short time in the water, it causes a sense of chillness) with numbness to the hands and feet. Bathe when the body is warm, provided no time is lost in getting into the water. Avoid chilling the body by sitting undressed after having been in the water. Avoid remain- ing too long in the water. The vigorous and strong may bathe early in the morning on an empty stomach. The young and those who are weak had better bathe two or three hours after a meal.
The Sea Route from North Wales Record Runs. On May 26th and 27th, the St Elvies steamship left Llandudno at 8.0 a.m., and arrived alongside the Liverpool Landing-stage at 9.45, thus doing the passage both mornings in the unprecedented time of one hour 45 minutes.
Her Majesty's Reign. The Press Association learns that it has been intimated to the officials who will be earliest and most intimately concerned, that if the Queen be spared to complete the 60th year of her reign it is intended to mark the occasion by celebrations in the nature of those in the Jubilee year. Her Majesty enters next month on her 60th year ot sovereignity, and is in excellent health in fact, in the opinion of those best able to judge, the Queen returned from her last sojourn abroad stronger and better than she has appeared to be during the past three or four years. —————————————————————-——————— nr Printed and Published by R. K. Jonea & Brother \;a$ their Printing Works, 3, Rose Hill Street, ConwLj, and Published at the Central Library, Colwyn Bay
that it was a very good movement. Drilling young men had a tendency to teach them self- respect. President Kruger or the German Emperor, if they came over, would have a warm reception, but they must keep their powder dry and have plenty of Volunteers. The movement also had a tendency to keep young men from the ale-house. If the Council granted it free, they would not lose anything.—Mr Pierce also favoured the grant, which was allowed on payment for gas and cleaning. MR SCHOFIELD AND THE ROYAL OSBORNE MINSTRELS' GRAND CONCERT NEXT FRIDAY.— At the Public Hall, next Friday evening, June 5th, Mr Schofield and the Royal Osborne Minstrels are giving a grand concert (new programme) which has been very appropriately spoken-of as "A Galaxy of Talent in the Acme of Minstrelsy." A very novel and up-to-date Sketch will be given, entitled "Photography at a Discount, or the New X Rays." MAELOR WELSH COSTUME CHOIR CONCERT.— A grand concert was given, at the Welsh Wesleyan Chapel, Colwyn, on Whit-Monday, by the Maelor Welsh Costume Choir. The Chapel was fairly well filled, and the singing par excellence. The Chairman was Mr Hugh Davies (Ferndale) and the conductor, the Rev T. C. Roberts, Colwyn Bay. The Choir were assisted by Miss Parry (" Telynores Lleifiad "), harpist. The first portion of the programme opened with the Chorus Let the hills resound," by the Choir. Mr Henry Davies sang The Diver with com- mendable effect. Miss Carrie White sang Dreams of Childhood." The quartette Nos Galan," by the Abon Quartette Party. Miss Jennie Parry, upon being introduced by the Con- ductor, was warmly applauded, the harp solo being "The Smile" (encored). After the part- song" Sweet and Low" had been given by the Choir, the trio "My little Countess" was so capitally rendered, the refrain Tra la la" being taken up most enthusiastically by the audience, that an encore was demanded and acceded-to by the singing of "Clychau Aberdyfi," the Choir winding up the first part ot the programme with 0 hush thee, my baby." The second part opened with a pianoforte solo by Miss Marsh. The Comrades' Song of Hope was lacking in spirit and fire, but was nevertheless well received. Mr Arthur Davies gave an excellent rendering of The Bugler," and scored a success. Miss Emily Wright brought home a good point with the song 0 na b'ai Llewelyn," the Choir follow- ing with a capital rendition of The Summer." Miss Jennie Parry's harp solo, II Papagalo," took immensely, finishing up with a selection of Welsh Airs. The Male Voice Quartette sang On the banks of Allan Water," and really this was a capital performance Miss Gwenfron Jones pleased her audience with "Alone on the Raft," and received her share of the plaudits. Mr D. E. Ellis sang The Star of Bethlehem," and this was a treat but the greatest treat of all (or what seemed to be so. from the great cheering) was the chorus Now the concert is all over," and this was really good. The concert was brought to a close with Hen Wlad fy Nhadau." The The proceeds went in aid of the Chapel funds. GENTLEMAN JOE COMPANY AT COLWYN BAY.—By referring to our advertising columns it will be seen that for the first time Colwyn Bay is to be favoured by the appearance of Gentle- man Joe," the Handsom Cabby. The Company, which is under the personal supervision of Mr E. G. Falcon, will give a performance at the Public Hall, on Thursday next, June 4th, at eight o'clock. The musical comedy which has had such a long and successful run in London we hope may prove a success in Colwyn Bay. It will be remembered that on several occasions Mr Falcon has visited Colwyn Bay, and that never yet has he provided anything but good fare for his patrons. TEACHERS' GUILD OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND (NORTH WALES BRANCH, COLWYN BAY CENTRE).—The first general meeting ot members was held, at the Constitutional Club, Colwyn Bay, on Saturday, May 23rd, Mr William Cogswell in the chair. The proceedings were of an interesting character, and assumed the form of a discussion upon "The Respective Advan- tages of a Classical and of a Modern Education." The openers in favour of a Classical Education, were the Rev. J. H. A-.tley, M.A., of Colwyn Bay, and Mr R. M. Hugh Jones, M.A., of Rhyl, whilst the cause ot the Moderns was championed by Mr C. Hiatt and Mr J. Wood, of Colwyn Bav. Other speakers followed, including Mr T. G. Osborn, M.A., J. P., of Colwyn Bay, Miss Mercier, of Rhyl, and Miss Hovey, B.A., of Colwyn Bay, and, although no practical outcome was to be expected from an academical dis- cussion of this nature, yet the papers that were read and the speeches that ensued, indicated a very warm interest in the subject. The audience was not confined to members of the teaching profession, although mainly composed of ladies and gentlemen having connexion with schools in Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Llandudno, and Conway. At the close of the discussion, various schemes were considered for the utilisation of a very substantial donation with which Miss Barlow is entrusted, and which is proposed to be in some way applied for the benefit of members of the Guild who may be requiring a period of rest. After the meeting, those who were present were entertained at Coed Pella by Miss Barlow. THE AFRICAN STUDENTS' ENTERTAINMENT.— The African Students held an entertainment at the Public Hall, on Whit-Monday, when the following capital programme was gone through -Pianoforte duett, Miss Lily Brackstone and friend song, True, till death," Mr John Llewelyn Roberts (Fern Bank); jubilee solo, Mr Washington Seahfa (African Student) song, A dream of Paradise," Miss C. F. Ward; solo, Voice of the Ocean," Mr J. O. Davies African hymn, The Students recitation, Hanging a picture," Mr A. Clegg (encored); jubilee solo (chorus), The African Students recitation Building of Saint Sophia," Mr A. Clegg; Ca- meroon solo, Mr S. Dibundu (African Student) song, "Give me thy love," Miss C. F. Warr; solo, Revenge," Mr J. Llewelyn Roberts song, Lead, kindly Light," Mr J. O. Davies; recitation, "Bishop and Caterpillar," Mr David E. Greenfield solo, Star of Bethlehem," Miss Nellie Ann Roberts Congo hymn, The African Students. The proceeds were in aid of the Congo Institute. A SERVICE-OF-SONG.-The members of the English Baptist Band of Hope rendered the service- of-song entitled "Her Benny," on Thursday evening, May 21st, at the English Baptist Church. The chorus consisted of about 120 children, while the connective readings were given by Miss Owen (Board School). The scene opens in Liverpool, where Nelly Bates (a little match-seller) is crouched in the shadow of St Georges' Church, waiting for the return of Benny (her brother), but, although he had promised to be with her at four o'clock, the Town Hall Clock had struck five; nevertheless, at last he came, and they had both bad luck, but his luck changes, and soon he is the possessor of half-a-bob, and he buys hot taters for Nelly. The chorus "Remember the Poor" was sweetly sung by the' children. The next portion of the connective reading told about Benny's home, where the brutality of the father is witnessed. The hymn No night shall be in heaven," was again sung by the children. The morning came, and Nell and Benny left their home early, and then fell on their ears the hymn Lord, Thy children guide and keep they fell in with Joe Wray, the Night-watchman, who found them lodgings at a penny a night at Betty Barker's. The children sang Little acts of kindness." Christmas-Day came on a Wednes- day, and during the previous days Benny did a roaring business. It was later than usual when they got home on Christmas-Eve, and Betty had got a bigger fire than usual, and had got them a cup of hot cocoa each, and some bun-loaf to eat with it. "I do wish folks 'ud 'ave Christmas every week," said Benny. It was at this time that Betty found out their ignorance, so, taking down from a shelf her big and much-worn Bible, she opened it at the second chapter of Matthew, and read verses on the birth of Christ. The children sang "I love to hear the story" very effectively, the next chorus being Safe within the veil." Then came Nelly's accident, she was taken to the hospital, and there she died, and, two days afterwards, she was laid to rest in the Cemetery,—only two mourners stood by the grave, Benny and Joe, but they were mourners indeed. Peacefully sleep was then sung, and this was a capital rendition, the ral and dim at the end of the refrain being really most effective. Poor Benny felt sad for weeks after Nelly's death, and one cold day, as he was waiting the boat in, to carry someone's bag, he noticed a gentleman with a portmanteau in one hand and a little girl in the other, and then muttered, "Well now, ain't that curious,-if that ain't the very gent whose portmantle I carried the night before father wolloped me I'll try my luck," but he got a short answer. Benny was turning away sad, when he felt a touch on his arm, and, turning round, he saw the little girl he had seen on the boat, who said Don't think pa is unkind because he spoke cross to you, he has been annoyed, here is a shilling." 0 my," said Benny, I wonder if she were an angel. Nelly said the Lord ud provide." Some time after, as Benny was walk- ing along the street, he was arrested by the sound of a childish voice singing "Love at Home," (this being capitally sung by a dot of the name of Ethel Davies). The little singer was Eva Lawrence, the daughter of a well-to-do man-of- business, and, approaching the window, she saw our hero, and Benny saw his angel, and, in response to Eva's wish, Mr Lawrence took Benny into his employment. He was. getting on very well, when, owing to a five-pound note being missing, and suspicion falling on poor Benny, he lost his situation, but he spoke the truth. The children now sang Speak the Truth." He was at liberty, it was true, but alas, his innocence had not been established, and his little angel believed him to be a thief. The next piece by the Choir was Father, take my hand." That night Benny slept on little Nelly's grave, and the folowing morning he resolved to commence anew after two days tramping, he felt sick, and a group of haymakers supported him, when Farmer Fisher came up, and he sent for Mrs Fisher, who was a good kind-hearted woman who soon brought Benny to. Six years passed away, Benny lived with the tanner, and not far from the farm was Mr Munro's residence, Mrs Munro being the only sister of Mrs Lawrence of Liverpool. Benny saved Mr Munro and Eva Lawrence from being killed, but hurt his arm in his attempt to stop the runaway horse. He promised to visit Brooklands next day, and Eva was requested to sing What are your favourite songs ? Mrs Munro asked Benny. Well, I hardly know," said he, blushingly, there is one called Love at Home which I like very much." Eva rose, went to the pianoforte, and having sang Love at Home," went through the history of Benny when a boy. What a pity," said Mrs Munro, that the boy could not be found here Benny got up and said, I must go now, but before I go I would like to say I am the lost boy." When Mr Lawrence was told of Benny's whereabouts, he offered him a position in his office. Benny made a fresh start in life in a much higher and better position. He found old Joe Wrag at his duty in the streets, and in time Benny became Mr Lawrence's partner and son-in-law, and so had his angel always near him for the rest of his life. The service finished with the hymn "God Moves in a Mysterious Way." --Mr Kitson has presented twelve silver medals as prizes to the members of the Band of Hope. Miss Newark (Capesthorn Towers) has worked and presented a beautiful banner for the Band of Hope, bearing the motto English Baptist Band of Hope." Previous to the service-of-song, the Band of Hope children were entertained to tea and cake, presided over by Miss Newark, Miss Maggie Hughes, Mrs Davies, Miss Bennett, Miss Owen, and Mr W. H. Williams. Mr Walker (Parcia Lodge) accompanied the children on the organ. Buns and sweets were presented to the children at the close, and the usual vote of thanks termin- ated a most pleasant gathering. Much praise is due to the Rev. H. T. Cousins and Mrs Cousins, for the energy they have displayed in connexion with the Band of Hope.—It is pleasing to note that the average attendance at the Tuesday even- ing meetings, is not less than 60, which speaks well for the interest created by those who have the conduct of the meetings. We wish such a good work every success. COLWYN BAY AS THE GLOBE" SEES IT.- Under the heading Welsh Gaiety a leaderette has lately appeared in "The Globe," and from this we make the following extracts Persons in need of rest and change are often puzzled to decide between the conflicting claims of rival seaside resorts. But now and then it happens that one, luckier than the rest, is able to boast some supreme attraction unshared by any of its competitors. This, for example, is the case at the moment with that extremely popular Welsh watering-place, Colwyn Bay, which caters for the needs of its visitors with a profuseness that borders on extravagance One is moved to wonder how the people of Colwyn Bay manage ever to be dull. THE NEW PROMENADE.—It has been finally decided that the laying of the foundation-stone ceremony in connextion with the new Promenade shall take place in the last week in July. The festivities will extend over two days, and two of the following noblemen are to be asked to take part in the proceedings, namely, Lord Stalbridge, Earl Carrington, Lord Mostyn, and Lord Penrhyn. The second day is to be devoted to a floral and horticultural fete held on Pendorlan fields. CRICKET. RYDAL MOUNT V. ST MARY'S COLLEGE, BANGOR. -Played at Colwyn Bay, on May 23rd, resulting in a victory for the visitors by 20 runs. ST. MART'S. RYDAL MOUNT. J. W. Lowe b Penn 1 Penn. not out 39 Wincup b Stainer 2 Stainer, run out. 1 Barlow b Penn 1(5 E M. Simpson b Marriott 0 Rev Fairchild cVVhitehouse Whitehouse b Barlow 1 b Penn Vincent c Jefferson b Chambers c llenn b Stainer 7 Marriott 5 Foster h Stainer 3 Wood (eapt) b Marriott 0 Webster c Penn b Stainer 0 Voss c Chambers b Barlow 3 J. E. Lowe b Kenn 3 Gatnby b JBarlow 0 Marriott b Stainer 0 Humeri, run out 2 Denton, run out 11 Barnes c Wincup b Webster 1 Jefferson, not out .12 F. C. Smith b Barlow 2 Byes 14, leg-bye 1 15 Leg-bye 1 75 55 BOWLING ANALYSIS. BOWLING ANALYSIS. ST. MARY'S. RYDAL MOUNT. 0. M. R. W. O. M. R. W. Stainer 13 2 40 5 Barlow. 8"1 voss 2 3 2 0 0 Penn. 10 2 20 4 WHAT ONE HEARS. That, irrespective of what appeared in the Daily Post, the Bay has its share of visitors. That those visitors were not interfered with by day-trippers. That quietness prevailed in the Bay. That the shop keepers availed themselves ot Whit-Monday as a Bank Holiday. That some went to Conway Camp, and some to Llandudno. That they all said, at the end of the day, Give me Colwyn Bay." That the arrang ments for the fete and gala are progressing favourably. That it is most appropriate to open the new Esplanade with a fete, for, had it not have been for the feet it would not have been required. That something ought to be done for the feet at Colwyn. That the front gardens are now just in good trim for competition. That, if left later on, there will be a change. That there is now a telegraphic connexion between Colwyn Bay and Rhos-on-Sea. DESERTED COLWYN BAY. Headed as above, the subjoined letter appears in The Liverpool Daily Post of May 28th SIR,-In your interesting notice of the Bank Holiday and the various places visited it would seem strange that Colwyn Bay should be singled out as the one place "practically deserted" yesterday. Perhaps the reason is not far to seek. Colwyn Bay does not cater for the multitude in the same way as Blackpool and Douglas. It may be, too, that the commencement of the new Promenade works will interfere with the free and uninterrupted enjoyment of the shore during the construction of the Promenade. While this work is being done, the District Council would do well to pay a visit of inspection to Southport, with its attractive boulvards, gardens, parks, avenues, marine lakes, and garden cemetery." There is much to be seen and learnt from what has been done to make Southport at once the brightest, cleanest, most delightful, and healthy seaside town in England. Colwyn Bay has great natural beauty, and a fine climate, and the same applies to the whole of the district from Old Colwyn, Rhos-on-Sea, Rhos Bay, and the Little Orme. I can quite believe that many people are kept away from Colwyn Bay by reason of the inadequate railway station accommodation. The station is small, and the waiting-rooms and lavatories on the town-side platform are disgrace- ful. That platform is sadly too narrow, and with the pillars blocking the passage along the plat- form, is really dangerous. The crossing to the opposite or up platform is a constant source of danger to passengers, and a bridge for the safe crossing by passengers, with lifts or elevators for luggage, ought to be provided, as at Chester Station. Another source of danger is the small and crowded space in front of the station. The wonder is that some persons are not killed or maimed in approaching or leaving the station. The Council should urge the Railway Directors to carry out the improvements necessary for the convenience and safety of the people who travel to Colwyn Bay. Many people are disappointed when they find that there are no Public Summer or Winter Gardens were rest of mind and body can be found, and where really good music is to be had. Colwyn Bay needs these attractions, and if the ugly Ballast Pit was terraced down with flower beds, grassy lawns, and a Winter Garden and Concert-room in the centre, it would prove to be a very profitable undertaking. Nant- y-Glyn, with its eighteen acres of delighful gar- dens, should also be secured by the District Council. All the advertising in the world would not be as effective in bringing people to Colwyn Bay as would those charming grounds. The magnificent trees, sub-tropical shrubs, plants, and flowers found growing at Nant-y-Glyn and flourishing throughout the winter, would do more to convince the medical profession and satisfy the people generally as to the mildness, dryness, and salubrity of the climate of Colwyn Bay than anything else could possibly do. I venture to predict thatin the near future Colwyn Bay and the North Coast may, with proper attention by the District Councils and others co-operating with them, become as attractive to visitors and invalids as is the South of France. --Yours, &c., E. L. May 26, 1896.
Consequently the tents have had to be pitched j over a wider area, and in somewhat straggling | formation. The 2nd L.F. are located on the ground occupied last year by the 4th Cheshire, while the effect of inclement weather on the ground has necessitated the spreading out of the other Fusilier Battalions, the centre of the line being occupied by the Salford men. The tents of the 1st South Lancashire are pitched near the main road entrance to the Morfa. The whole brigade is under command of Major General Thackwell, C.B., with Captain Buckton (ist South Lancashire) as Aide-de-camp, Lieutenant Colonel R. J. O. Jocelyn (4th V.B. Cheshire) as Brigade Major, Lieutenant Colonel W. E. S. Burnett (4th V.B. Cheshire) Senior Medical Officer, Major C. E. Wilkinson (4th V. B. Cheshire) Supply and Transport Officer, Captain J. A. Edelsten (1st South Lancashire) Signalling Officer, and Sergeant Major Gollop (3rd V.B. Lancashire Fusiliers) Brigade Sergeant Major. f