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COLWYN BAY. SUNDAY SEKVICHS. Parish C'}wrch, Llaudrillo.—Sunday Services:- Welsh, 9.30 a n: Knglish, II.0 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Holy Communion at 8 Oa.in. every Sunday duriug July, August, and September; als > 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 auceator of the Queen), in the 13th century, is It mile from Colwyn Bay, on the Llandudno Road. Parish Church (-It 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 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. Rev J. Jones, B.A., in charge. St. Paul's Welsh Mission Services at Urynymaen.— Service and Sermon on Sunday evenings, at 6 p.m. Rev R. Theophilus Jones, B.A., in charge. English Wes'eyaii—St. John's,—the Avenue.—Next Sunday morning 11.0, evening 6.30, Rev. J. S. Haworth, Llangollen. Prayer meeting, morning, 10.15. Sunday School, afternoon, 2.30. Wednesday evening, 7.0, Rev. H. H McCullagh. B.A. English Presby teriait.- 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, 7.0. 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 baptist Church.-Next Sunday morning, 11.0, evening, 7.0. 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. Oolwyn Bay (Congo Institute) Young Men's Christian Associat,ion.-Meetings will be held in the Insti- 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, 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 70 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 c'hapel, 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., ;Lre now supplied in 9 gallon casks, at Brewery prices, from 6/- per Firkin. Guinness' Invalid Stout ill 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. Davie s, Uxbridge House. adv. 367-50 THE D. F. AND M. BAPTIST ASSOCIATION IN COLWYN BAY NEXT "IEEK. Under the chair- manship of Mr R. Edwards (Bryn, Corwen), the annual meetings of the Denbighshire, Flintshire, and Merionethshire Baptist Association are to be held in Colwyn Bay next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, June 8ih, 9th, and loth. In connec- tion with this assembly, sermons will be preached in Colwyn Bay and neighbouring towns and vil- lages by a number of well-known ministers. Further details of the arrangements may be obtained from the posters which have been issued. A GALAXY OF STARS THIS EVENING.—This (Friday) evening-, Mr F. W. Schofield will con- duct, at the Public Hall, a grand concert, given by the Royal Osborne Minstrels, the programme giving promise of a galaxy of stars too numerous to name individually. Mr Ben Hollings- worth, it may be noted, however, is giving" (for the first time in Colwyn Bay) the song, Never Miiid the Moon," and the banjo-song, "Advertise- ments," and the Company will interpret, in an inimitable way, the new sketch, entitled, Photo- graphy up to date on the X eyed Rays." ENGLISH BAPTIST CHURCH.—On Sunday even- ing, June 7th, the pastor (Rev. H. T. Cousins, F.R.G.S.) will deliver an address, by special request, on What do we know of Heaven ? Where is it?" The service will commence at seven o'clock. All seats are free, and hymn- books will be provided. DENBIGHITES AT COLWYN BAY.—On Whit- Monday, the members of the Denbigh Wesleyan Literary Society had a treat to Colwyn Bay. They were conveyed there in two brakes. The weather was beautifully fine, and at the day's close It was the unanimous opinion that the outing had bein productive of immense enjoyment, and that the scenery, all the way, from Denbigh to Colwyn Bay, was grand. THE ABERGELE VOLUNTEERS.—Captain F. A. Dew (Lieutenant Colwyn Bay Company 2nd V. B. R. W. F.). and Surgeon-Captain W. Duncan Fraser, attended at the Abergele Town Hall, on Saturday evening, May 23rd, when twenty-one recruits were enlisted. Dr Jones (of Abergele) has been appointed Lieutenant of the Abergele Company, of which Captain Dew is Commandant, and Sergeant-Instructor Pitt (of the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers) will be in charge of headquarters. ANNUAL MEETINGS OF THE CONGO INSTITUTE. On Sunday, May 31st, and Tuesday, June 2nd, very successful meetings were held in the Public Hall, in connexion with the eighth anniversary of the Congo Training Institute, Colwyn Bay. On the Sunday, most interesting and touching addresses were delivered by the Rev Thomas L. Johnson, the African evangelist, whose previous visit, some two years ago, awakened so much sympathy with the work, and was fraught with so much blessing to those who heard him. Nor were those who listened to him on this occasion dis- appointed. His simple earnestness and pathos as he pleaded for the land of his fathers must have moved many hearts, as well as the beautiful sing- ing of Mrs Johnson and himself, and Miss Jones. During the evening service, Kwesi Quainoo (one of the African students) told the story of his conversion, and of how, in answer to his prayers, the Lord, in a wonderful manner, through the instrumentality of the late Lord Coleridge (Lord Chief Justice of England) opened the way for his coming to this country for missionary training at the Congo Institute. On Tuesday, the General Committee met in the morning and afternoon for the discussion of business, and to hear the various reports of the work accomplished during the past year, which were of a most cheering and encouraging char- acter. The receipts at the close of the financial year showed the ,substantial increase of nearly £ 400, which in itself is most gratifying. The total income for the year was £ 1,882 17s 4d, as com- pared with LI,504 55 2d the year previous, and a little over L80 seven years ago. With an increas- ing income, however, has come a heavier expendi- ture, especially in connexion with the institutions in Africa, where nearly £600 was spent during the last twelve months. The students have made excellent progress with their studies, and the report of their vanous examinations show a great amount of hard work done on the part of both teacher and pupils. In addition to their ordinary studies and learning their different trades, several of the students have succeeded in obtaining certi- ficates in tonic-solfa, and of the St. John's Ambu- lance Association for Rendering First Aid to the Injured. There are at present 16 students in the Institution, and five more are expected during the next few weeks, which will bring the number of students up to 21, the largest number that has yet been in the Institute. In the evening, the Welsh friends had a special treat in listening to the two noted Welsh preachers. the Revs. E. T. Jones (Llwynpia) and B. Thomas (Letterston). Without doubt, the sermons on this occasionlwere most eloquent, and were thoroughly enjoyed. It is not often that the Welsh people of Colwyn Bay have the opportunity of hearing two such great preachers and it was not surprising, therefore, to see many friends from the surround- ing villages-some even from long distances—at the meeting All the services were well-attended, especially on Sunday afternoon, when the Hall was crowded and the collections on each occasion were very good. In the course of the Tuesday evening meeting, the Rev R. B. Richardson, D. D., President of the Ricks' Institute, Liberia, who has just arrived in this country, and whose voice, we hope, will be frequently heard at the Congo Institute services before his return to Africa, after opening the meeting by reading and prayer, said that he had a very pleasant duty which he felt it an honour to perform, and that was, to convey to the Rev W. Hughes, F.R.G.S., Principal of the Congo Institute, Colwyn Bay, the following message from the President of the Liberian Republic, West Africa Department of State, Monrovia, April 29th, 1896. Sir, -The President of the Republic, who has followed with much pleasure your efforts for the spread of education, civilization, and religion in West Africa, has directed me to transmit to you, through the Rev R. B. Richardson, a Diploma, appointing you a Knight Official of the Liberian Order of African Redemption, in recognition of your labours, which I am to express the hope will be crowned with abundant and ever increasing success.—I have the honour to be, sir, your obedient servant, ARTHUR BARCLAY, Secre- tary of State." The Diploma, which is quite a work of art, bears the appropriate and suggestive motto" Love of liberty brought us here," and reads as follows :—"Republic of Liberia. Toall to whom these presents shall come greeting. Know ye that I, Joseph J. Cheeseman, President of Liberia, taking into consideration the sentiments of humanity which are displayed by you, W. Hughes, and being aware of your sincere wishes to be a usetul helber in the Christian work of civilising our brethren inhabiting the territory neighbouring to our Republic, desiring to give you a public testimony of our gratitude, using the faculties given us by the laws of our Republic, by these presents do ordain, constitute and appoint you Knight Official of the Liberian Humane Order of African Redemption, in virtue of which, from this day, you will be permitted to use and wear publicly the insignias of the Order in the class named and may the Omnipotent God ever guide you in your efforts for the good of our savage brothers. In testimony whereof I have caused the Seal of the Republic to be affixed. Given under my hand at the City of Monrovia, the twenty-eighth day of April, in the year of our Lord, 1896, and of the Republic the 49th.- JOSEPH J. CHEESEMAN, President of the Republic." All the many friends of the Institution will be glad to learn of the appreciation with which the Africans themselves regard the noble and un- wearying efforts which Mr Hughes is making on behalf of their long-neglected land, as shown by their conferring this honour upon him, and we now gladly seize this opportunity of re-echoing the hopes of many that he may long be spared to continue his good work for Africa. CRICKET. COLWYN BAY COLLEGE v. ARNOLD HOUSE, LLANDDULAs.-Played on the College ground on May 30th, and resulted in a victory for the home team by 38 runs. Arnold House batted first on a tolerably good wicket, but within half-an-hour were all out for the small total of 14 runs. The College made a bad start, losing their two first wickets without scoring, but succeeded, with the aid of extras, in compiling 52 runs, Willcocks (with 18) being the only one to make double figures. In the second innings, Arnold House did much better, and put together 50 runs, St. John making 18. For the College, Birks and Willcocks bowled with great success, while Latham and A. J. Toppin did good service behind the wickets. ARNOLD HOUSE. COLWYN BAY COLLEGE. J. Al. Pipon b Birks 3 L. F. Latham (Capt) b St L. E. Becher b Willcocks 4 John 0 W. E. Peel b Birks 1 H. A. Page b Peel o W. F. Hind (Capt) b Will- R. Willcocks b Peel 18 cocks 2 A. J. Toppm b Peel 6 G. C. Harrison c Willcocks E. W. Pago b Peel c Hind 7 b Birks o W. E. Bownass c Hind b II. Bennet c & b Willcocks I Peel 0 C. Sheringham b Birks o R. G. Birks b Peel 3 A. 0. St John b Birks 2 R. C. Haworth c Becher B. B. Brooke b Willcocks I b Pipon o T.H.Cartisienotout. 0 T. Eastwood b Peel 1 R. E. J. Lloyd b Birks o J. E. Bownass b Pipon 3 Extras. o H. Galloway, not out o Extras (byes 10, wides 4). 14 Total 14 Total 52
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FUNERAL OF MISS LILY OLWEN ROBERTS, FERN BANK. it The funeral of Miss Lily Olwen Roberts, second daughter of Mr and Mrs John Roberts (Fern Bank), took place on Wednesday afternoon, June 3rd, at Llangystenin Church. The service at the house was conducted by the Rev Dr Cynhafal Jones, after which the coffin (literally covered with wreaths, crosses, and bouquets of lovely flowers) was placed in the hearse supplied by Mr Edwin Jones (The Woodlands). The route along which the cortege wended its mournful way from the house, was up Greenfield Road, along Aber- gele Road and Conway Road, to Llangystenyn Church, the following being the order of pro- cession :-The hearse and bearers (Mr Roberts's workmen), and about fifty other employes follow- ing next in order then came the mourning coaches, in which were relatives, including Mr and Mrs Roberts (father and mother), Mr J. Llewelyn Roberts (brother), Miss Roberts (sister), Miss Nellie Ann Roberts (sister); Mr Owen Roberts, of Wern Villa (uncle), and Mrs Owen Roberts; Mr W. Roberts,of Cystenyn Villa(uncle), and Mrs \V. Roberts; Mr Jesse Roberts, of Wern Bach (uncle), Mr and Mrs Richard Davies (Llan- dudno), Mrs Williams (Conway), Mrs Jones (Conway), Miss Jones (Ty'nytnaes), Mr Davies (Bettws), and Mr Davies (Dvré House); then.came no less than 500 persons on foot, followed by the Choir, after which followed no less than 34 car- riages. This was one of the (if not the) largest funerals in the neighbourhood during a century at least. The service at the Church was conducted by the Rev W. Davies (Rector of Llangystenyn) and the Rev J. Griffiths (Vicar of Colwyn), and by the Rev W. Davies at the graveside. The Rev Dr Cynhafal Jones repeated the hymn Mor ddedwydd yw y rhai trwy ffydd," which was sung very effectively. The ministers present, in addition to Dr Jones, were the Revs J. Williams, J. Edwards, W. Hughes (Congo),. W. Fouikes (Colwyn), and J. Griffiths (Hazelwood). The School Board (of which the deceased's father is Chairman) were represented in the funeral, and members of the Colwyn Bay Council also by attendance showed sympathy with their brother-Councillor and Vice-Chairman in his sad trial. Almost every family in Rhos, Mochdre, Colwyn, and Colwyn Bay, were represented in this funeral, the procession which included almost a thousand people, being about a mile in length. The floral tributes were placed upon the grave, and it was noticed that most prominent among the numerous flowers were the lilies, indicative of not only the name of the departed, but also of her beautiful traitsof character. Among those who sent floral tributes, were the Missses Owen, Bodwrog Mr and Mrs Jones, Bryntirion Mr and Mrs Jones, the Woodlands Mrs W. Roberts, Cystenyn Villa Mrs Lunt, Oaklands Miss and Master Percy Williams, Talhaiarn House; Messrs Thomas and John Jones, Bryn Meurig Miss Margory Jones, Freshfield Mr and Mrs Roberts and family, Engedi Chapel House Mr John Davies, Bodnant Hall Mr Robert Davies, Bettws Mr J. Owen (late of Moranedd) Mr and Mrs W. Jones, Gwynfryn The Assistants in the Ironmongery Department Mr and Mrs Jones, Tynycoed Miss Williams, Windsor House Mrs Williams and family, 22, Victor Road Miss Jones, Harland House Miss Davies, Tudno Villa; Miss Williams, Llwydcoed; Mr and Mrs Edwards, Lansdown House Miss Lloyd and Miss Newton, Queen's Buildings Mr and Mrs Williams, Oakfield The Family at Maenan House Miss Arundall Miss K. and E. Mc'Cann Miss Jones and Miss Roberts, Tyn-y- maes Misses Maggie and Minnie Jones, Rhos Mrs Dunning and family Mrs C. Jones Mrs Lunt and Mrs Samuel Mr and Mrs Edwards, the Birchwood Mr and Mrs Edwards, Brynkinallt Miss Mattie Hoskings Miss Owen, Board School Miss Bartley, Colwyn Miss C. Persus Jones, Dyffryn Aled and Mrs Margaret Jones, the Junction. The number of the floral tributes (many of which were unaccom- panied by the names of the senders) was so great, that they were arranged three deep upon the grave. The Colwyn Bay Board Schools were closed for the afternoon, Mr John Roberts being the Chairman of the Board. Not one-half of the people could go into Church, although the sacred edifice was filled to its utmost capacity. The coffin was of polished oak, with silver mountings, the name-plate bearing the fol- lowing inscription LILY OLWEN ROBERTS, Died May 30, 1896, Aged 17. Mr W. Roberts was the undertaker. In addition to the numerous floral tributes, letters, and messages of condolence were received from all parts, both far and near. Owing to it being impossible for them to thank all the senders personally, Mr and Mrs Roberts and family wish us not to close our report without tendering to all their heart-felt gratitude for all the sympathetic missives which they received in connexion with this sad bereavement which has so suddenly fallen upon them as a family.
CONWAY. Parish Church (Sunday Services): 80 a.m. Celebration of the Holy Communion. 9.45 a.m. Welsh service. 11.15 a.m. HInglish service. 6.0 p.m. Welsh service. 10.30 a.m. daily, Matins. SV. Agnes 6.0 p.m. English service. Wesleyan Methodist Chapel.-( Pit glit3 h Se.vices).- Next Sunday: Morningjll.0, evening ti.30, Rev W. A. Hind, Rhyl. 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- THE LADIES' AMBULANCE CLASS.—Mrs Pollitt of Bryn Estyn, Hon. Secretary of the Ladies' Ambulance Class instructed by Councillor Dr. R. Arthur-Prichard, J.P., C.C., has received from Dr. W. Duncan Fraser (of Colwyn Bay), who recently examined the Class, the following in- timation of the very satisfactory result I am glad to say that all the candidates passed, some of the papers were very good indeed." THE BANKS MSS. SENT FROM CONWAY TO SOUTH AFRICA.—Welsh scholars will regret to learn that most of the MSS of the Banks collection have been sent from Conway to South Africa, and the owne- cannot read a word of them. Some MSS. of the Banks collection have come into the possession of the Rev R. Peris Williams (Llan- dudno), who intends sending them to Mr J. Gwenogfryn Evans. Several priceless Welsh MSS. have been found, and some of them are said to contain valuable information and instruction. NORTH WALES SOCIETY OF MUSICIANS.—On Whit-Friday, this Society held a meeting at the Erskine Hotel, Conway, under the presidency of Mr C. Mellodew Lees. It was announced by the Hon. Sec. (Mr Westlake Morgan) that a meeting of the North-Western Section, which includes Liverpool, would be held in North Wales in the month of July. The proposal initiated some time ago by Mr Morton Bailey, Mus. Bac., in favour of holding a Choral Festival in Llandudno in April next, at which performances of Mendelssohn's "Lobgesang" and Barnby's "Rebekah" should be given was further discussed, but no final decision was arrived it. It was notified that Dr Reynolds, Oswestry, had resigned his seat on the Council, being transferred to the North-Western Section. Plas Mawr and the Castle were visited in the course of the afternoon. CARNARVONSHIRE CONGREGATIONAL ASSEMBLY. On Monday evening, June 2nd, the three-days meetings in connexion with the Association (or Cyinanva) of the Congregationalists of Carnarvon- shire, comprising the two Unions of the county, namely, Arfon and Lleyn and Eifionydd, were opened at Conway with a public meeting, to deal with the various phases of the Temperance question. The meeting was presided over by County-Alderman Edward Jones, Conway (the Vice-Chairman of the Carnarvon County Council), and addresses were delivered by the Revs. H. Ivor Jones (Portmadoc) and J. Evans Owen (Llanbaris), and others. The Tuesday morning was devoted to a meet- ing of the outgoing Executive Committee. At the afternoon Business Conference, the Rev. L. Williams (Bontnewydd) presiding, the Rev. H. Ivor Jones (Portmadoc) presented the denomin- ational statistics tor Carnarvonshire, these con- taining the following figures :—Churches, 107 seating accommodation in the Chapels for 36,379; communicants, 11,408; hearers and children, 8,864; total of the congregations, 20,272. Sunday scholars on the rolls, 12,218. Church collections, £ 12,389 5s 4^d Foreign Missions, £ 416 13s 6d Colleges, 219 7s total of the collections, £ 13,095 5s ioid. Value of the property of the denomination 111 the county, £137.463 6s 8d Chapel debts paid during the year, Z3189 19" Sid, leaving the Chapel debts L33,911 7s 9id. Num- ber of Chapels free of debt, 33 number with debts at Ltoo and below, 20. Tnese figures show an increase in the number of communicants during the year of 652, hearers and children having increased by 1298, making a total increase in the congregations of 1950. The increase in the value of the denominational property is £ 1200, and in the Church collections Z295 os 6d. It was decided to hold next year's Cymanfa at Pwllheli. Mr Owen Williams (Colwyn) being elected Chairman, 01 the motion of the Rev W. E. Jones, seconded by the Rev J. P. Evans. The Secretaries, the Revs Thomas Jones (Eisteddfa) and R. Pens Williams (Llandudno) were re- elected. The following were elected members of the 1897 Executive Cymanfa Committee :—The Revs T. Williams (Capel Helyg), J. Evans Owen (Llanberis), and W. Keinion Thomas (Llanfair- fechan), and Messrs H. Roberts (Portmadoc), Beriah Evans (Carnarvon), and W. Anthony (Pwllheli). The Assembly heartily recommended to the Churches the Forward Movement scheme to be launched at the Union meeting at Bridgend, this matter being brought on by the Rev L. Williams (Bontnewydd), and it being announced that Messrs Henry Roberts (Portmadoc) and Richard Roberts (Pwllheli) and Dr Herber Evans had each promised Lioo towards the L20,000 sought to be raised.—Mr Beriah G. Evans (Carnarvon) pre- sented a scheme prepared by a committee appointed by the Arfon Congregational Union, suggesting the systematic teaching of the young people of the Churches and the congregations in the principles and history of Congregationalism. The scheme includes the publication of a series of text-books, a systematic course of lectures, and a universal scheme of annual or other periodical examinations, and towards accomplishing these objects the committee recommended that the Welsh Congregational Union be asked to create a publishing department. A resolution heartily recommending the scheme to the Welsh Union was passed, and the Revs O. L. Roberts (Pwll- heli), Professor J. M. Davies, M.A. (Baegor), and Mr Beriah G. Evans were appointed to bring the matter forward at Bridgend. The Rev Dr Herber Evans proposed and County- Councillor Hugh Owen seconded the following resolution, which was unanimously carried That this Conference of Carnarvonshire Welsh Congregationalists, representing Churches num- bering over 20,000 members and adherents, deeply deplores the carrying of the second reading of the Education Bill by an overwhelming majority in the House of Commons we recognise that this majority is due to a combination of the forces of the Anglican and the Romish Churches in an attack upon fundamental principles of Noncon- formity re-affirming those principles, we em- phatically protest against the passage of this reactionary and unjust measure in its present form, and call upon the Welsh members to employ every means within their power to secure in the case of England its effective amendment to har- monise with the principles of justice and of educational progress, and in the case of Wales the exclusion of the Principality from its operation. And we further affirm that a universal system of free, compulsory, unsectarian education controlled by Authorities popularly elected directly for that purpose be established throughout the Kingdom, and that copies of this resolution be sent to Sir John Gorst, M.P., Mr Thomas Ellis, M. P., and the three members for the county." A resolution was passed, on the motion of the Rev H. Davies, seconded by the Rev J. E. Owen, stating" that this Conference is of opinion that the time has come for the Nonconformists of Wales to form a Free Education Federation." It was resolved to ask the Churches to protest against the Education Bill, on the motion of Mr J. P. Griffiths (Conway), —It was resolved to ask the Welsh Congrega- tional Union to appoint a committee to prepare evidence to place before the Royal Commission on the Licensing Laws, on the motion of the Rev H. Ivor Jones, seconded by Principal Herber Evans. —Votes of sympathy were passed with the Revs Thomas Jonas (Eisteddfa), E. James (Nefin), and R. Parry Gwalchmai" (Llandudno). The President delivered his address on vacating the chair, taking as his subject, The Church and its young members."—Special sermons were delivered at the public services in the evening, by the Revs Owen Jones (Mountain Ash) and Principal Herber Evans (Bangor). The Wednesday was devoted to preaching ser- vices, commencing at seven a.m. Sermons were delivered by the Revs W. J. Nicholson (Port- mad. DC), O. Jones (Mountain Ash), O. R. Owen (Glandwr), H. 1. Jones (Portmadoc), and Dr Herber Evans. At all the services, the congrega- tions were unusually large. CONWAY AND LLANDUDNO PETTY SESSIONS. CONWAY, MONDAY, JUNE IST.Before County- Councillor C. H. Darbishire (Chairman), Dr T. Dalton, J. Allanson Picton, Esq., Major Ephraim Wood, and John Davies, Esq. CRUELTY. Fred Archer, who did not appear, was charged with cruelty to a donkey by repeatedly beating it in Rose Hill-street, Conway, and bv dragging it behind a caravan.—P.C. Williams (30) and the Magistrates' Clerk (Mr James Porter) gave evi- dence.—A fine of 10s and costs was imposed. LICENSING. Temporary Transfer. —Liverpool Arms,Conway, from John Rimmer, to Griffith Roberts Evans (Bro-Tudwal, Bangor Road). ELIZABETH WILLIAMS V. THOMAS WILLIAMS. Elizabeth Williams had sued her husband, Thomas Williams, Berry street, Conway, for failure to pay the Li a-week maintenance the Court had ordered Thomas Williams to pay her under the separation-order recently granted.— Mr Corbet (Llandudno), who now appeared for the defendant, applied for a reduction in the amount of the maintenance-order, and called Thomas Williams, who gave evidence that his average earnings were Li to 22s a-week.—It appeared that 17s were now due and the wife's application was formally adjourned, pending pay- ment.— \lr Corbet said that the wife had refused to return to her husband, although an offer had been made.—The Bench reduced the order to 155 a-week. PIG-KEEPING IN CONWAY. Several Conway ratepayers were charged with keeping swine so as to be a nuisance. Mr Chamberlain prosecuted on behalf of the Conway Corpoi a tion.— JosefJones, Inspector of Nuisances, gave evidence that he inspected David Lewis's pig-stye at the Old Quarry, and found it un- cleanly, so as to be injurious to health. It was 15 yards from the public road, and the adjacent ground, for some five yards or so, was fouled by liquid. There was a stench perceptible from the public road. The witness served the defendant with a notice, which was not obeyed within the period. They had since been cleaned. The defendant offered to make permanent improve- ments.—The witness then gave similar evidence as to an adjacent sty, belonging to Owen Owen and then went on to denounce Thomas Roberts's styes, in Berry-street, as being a nuisance and too near inhabited dwellings John Roberts's styes within the Town Wall limits, on similar grounds Wm. Roberts's sty in the Old Quarry, for the same reasons as in the previous Old Quarry cases Thomas Jones (The Eagles)'s sty on the Quay, and Mrs Margaret Hughes's sty at the Old Quarry, on similar grounds.—The Borough Sur- veyor (Mr T. B. Farrington, C.E.) gave evidence that the styes at the Old Quarry had become a nuisance through continued neglect of sanitary measures. As to the Berry-street cases, they were within too short a distance from habitations, and were not in a proper state. The Eagles sty was a good sty, in an unsuitable position. The present summonses were only the first batch. -Air Chamberlain said that the summonses were taken under the Public Health Act, and asked for an order that pig-keeping be discontinued at the places named in the respective summonses.— With regard to John Roberts, Thomas Roberts, and Thomas Jon's, the Bench ordered that the pig-keeping be discontinued a id, with regard to the other four (whose styes were outside the town), ordered that the styes be kept in a condition satisfactory to the Borough Surveyor, and should be put into a sanitary state within 28 days. COTTAGES AT TYWYN. Jane Jones. Tywyn. was required to put her cottages in a fit state for habitation, to the satis- faction of the Borough Surveyor. DAYLIGHT ROBBERIES FROM CONWAY CAMP. Robert Hunt and John Clarke, labourers. of Preston and Liverpool respectively, were brought up in custody, on charges of larceny in the 3rd V.B. Cheshire Regiment on Conway Morfa 0.1 Saturday afternoon, Hunt being arrested with Government property (to wit, a rifle), in his pos- session, and Clarke having upon him a shirt, socks, and a towel, belonging to Corporal Wilki 1- soti.-It appeared from the evidence of Armourer- Sergeant William Robinson, Corporal Wilkinson and Police-constables Robert Jones (61) and E. W. Parry (20), that the prisoners were caught by the police in possession of the property mentioned, as they were separately coming from the 3rd Cheshire lines, in which a tent was found to have been ran- sacked with xtrem rapidity, while the Volunteers were engaged in preparations for striking camp. Clarke was wearing two clean shirts in addition to the one he took from the tent. Hunt pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to one month's hard labour, a like punishment being awarded to Clarke, who, whilst asseverating his innocence, elected to be tried summarily, and ejaculated, on hearing his sentence, Well, it's a month for nothing at all." CONWAY-CUM-LLANDUDNO LOCAL GOVERNING BODY. On Thursday afternoon, May 28th, at a meeting at the County School, Llandudno, the Conwav- cum-Llandudno Local Governing Body (Inter- mediate E j ucation) approved regulations proposed by the County Governing Body, and to the effect hat on the first Friday and Saturday in July should be held, by examiners appointed by the County Governing Body, examinations for scholar- ships concurrent with the scholastic year. The headmaster (Mr Thomson, M.A.) spoke of the generally satisfactory state of the school, and, owing to the increase in the number of pupils, applied for additional apparatus for science- teaching.—A sum was allocated to the purpose. The formal retirement took place of the follow- ing four members, whose terms of office had expired, and all of whom were stated to be eligible for re-election by their respective con- slituencies :-Coutity-Couilcillor C. H. Darbishire. Counctllor Dr Morgan J. Morgan, Mr John Owen, and Mr J. P. Griffith.
The Llandudno National Eisteddfod. The catering for the Llandudno Eisteddfod has been let exclusively to Mr Sumner, of the Gros- venor Restaurant, Llandudno, the sale of intoxi- cating liquors being forbidden. In the Cymmrodorion section of the National Eisteddfod at Llandudno, Mr W. Edwards Tire- buck, is to read a paper entitled "Welsh Thought and English Thinkers." Mr Tirebuck's Tales from the Welsh Hills," which appeared in serial form in English, Scotch, and Welsh papers last year, are to be shortly published in cheap volume form, illustrated by a Welsh artist. Mr Heine- mann has added Mr Tirebuck's latest book, Miss Grace of All Souls, to his Col- onial Library. According to The Literary World, Mr William Tirebuck. the author of what is hitherto the only notable novel of Liverpool life ("Dome") and who resides in the ancient and honourable Welsh village of Rhuddlan, occupies the relic of an equally ancient mansion known as the "Banquet House." I) stands across the roadway from the ruined Castle, whose battered walls still witness the prowess of the Ironsides, as the Welsh lament of "Morfa Rhuddlan" celebrated the tragic fate of its defenders. Below the castle the quiet waters of the Clwyd go down to the distant sands of Rhyl. It is a fitting dwelling-place for Mr Tirebuck's modest and gentle muse."
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RYDAL MOUNT V. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, BANGOR.-Played at Colwyn Bay, on May 30th. The home team won by 53 runs. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE. RYDAL MOUNT. R. E. Roberts c Voss b Penn 1 Mr Penn b Jenkins 39 J. J. Rowe b Fuhrken 6 Dr Fuhrken b Jenkins 8 R. W. Roberts, run out 3 Whitehouse c & b Jenkins 5 Conway Jones c Wood b Simpson b Rowe 3 Fuhrken 2 Mr Vincent c Phillips R. C. Berry (Capt.) c Penn b Rowe o b Fuhrken o F. C. Smith c Phillips W. C-. Jenkins b Fuhrkcn. 5 b Rowe 1 M. Williams, run out o Mr Voss c" R. C. Roberts R. C; Roberts b Fuhrken 2 b Rowe 2 R. \Y Abel b Penn o Wood b Jenkins .12 Griffiths, not out 5 Hagen, not out 2 T. S. Phillips b Fuhrken o Gatenby b Jenkins 1 Barnes b Jenkins o Byes i2 Extras .16 Total .36 Total .89 BOWLING ANALYSIS. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE. RYDAL MOUNT. O. M. R. W. O. M. R. W. Dr Fuhrken .9 4 14 6 W. G. Jenkins.20*2 3 36 6 Mr Penn 2 10 2 R. C. Berry 2060 J. J. Rowe 17 3 30 4 COLWYN BAY AND COLWYN URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. SPECIAL MEETING. A special meeting of this Council had been con- vened for Friday last at 2.0 o'clock p.m., but members, when they arrived in the Council- chamber, found the room still occupied by the Cowlyd Water Board, and it was close on 3.0 o'clock before the Council business could be entered-on. Those present were the Rev. Thomas Parry (Chairman), Mr John Roberts, the Rev. J. G. Howarth, Messrs John Porter, Geo. Bevan, Owen Williams, Robert Evans, Hugh Hughes, and John Blud. THE NEW RATE. The seal of the Council was affixed to a General District Rate of 4/6 in the PROPOSED NEW WATER MAINS. The Chairman: I beg to bring to your notice at this time, and to move, that we at once construct a main trunk, from Sarn Mynach to Colwyn Bay, of 12-inch or 9-inch; it is for you to decide which of the two. It seems to me we can never get plenty of water without a larger main, and it is our duty to put it to arbitration whether it is us or the Joint Board who is to pay the cost. Mr Robert Evans: I proposed that we order our Surveyor to prepare plans and specifications for a 12-inch main from Sarn Mynach to our boundary and for a 9-inch main from our boundary to Llysfaen, and to call a special meeting of the Council to consider them. Mr John Roberts: I think a 6-inch main should do for the parish of Llysfaen, and that parish will have to pay for a 6-inch main from Sarn Mynach. [Laughter]. Mr Evans: That will have to come before the Council. [Laughter]. I am certain the Joint Board will have to pay for it, and the sooner it is laid the better. Mr Bevan How will you get the money to pay for it ? Mr Evans We will have to have an Inquiry, and very likely the Local Government Board will come in between us, and decide the matter. Mr John Roberts It is a tremendous serious question. Mr Evans I am only asking the Surveyor to bring the matter before us. A REPORT ON THE WATER SUPPLY. Mr William Jones (the Surveyor) read a report on the water-supply, covering the last five months, from which it appeared during January the water-supply was received exclusively from Cowlyd, and was most satisfactory, the pressure ranging from 6olbs. to golbs. This showed that had his (Mr Jones's) recommendations been adopted by the Cowlyd Engineer, things would have been all right. During the month of February, the same condition of things obtained, and there was plenty of water. Mr John Roberts I think you ought to say that in January not one-fourth of the water was used which is used now. The Surveyor said that that was so, and pro- ceeded with his report. March again was satis-, factory, except on the 15th March and the 25th March. Ever since then, the District had been badly supplied. There was a bad supply during April, and water had to be pumped to meet the requirements of the place. During May a most unfortunate state of things prevailed, the water being turned off nearly every other day, and the pressure being very much lower. Mr Blud thought it strange that the water had been cut off on every summer Bank-holiday. It looked very suspicious, and some foul play was taking place with regard to the water-supply for Colwyn Bay. He did not think there was any doubt about that. Their Whit-Monday and Easter experiences last year, were just the same as this vear. Mr Roberts As our Chairman has said, it is with the good intention of giving us a good supply of water that the joints burst. Mr Blud But they don't burst at other times when we have got a good supply. Mr Bevan proposed that the Council send an official request to the Cowlyd Board, asking that a pressure of 190 lbs be kept upon the main in future. Mr John Porter said that it would be a mistake to begin laying the new mains down now people would say they were only just putting down the mains. He was very sorry to see a letter in the papers the other day signed E. L., and he could pretty well guess who E. L. was saying Colwyn Bay was deserted. He seconded Mr Bevan's proposition, adding that they could do very well through the summer, if they were only treated fairly by Conway. The resolution was adopted. Mr Robert Evans As a member of the Cowlyd Board, I can tell you that the resolution you have just passed, will be of no use to you, and my opinion is that we can never get anything without putting this main down ourselves, and then the thing will have to come to arbitration. Mr Porter That's right enough, but you would not commence now ? The Surveyor The sooner the better. Mr Evans Yes, at once. Mr Roberts I should like to know who is to pay for it, before we start. Mr Evans We shall have to have an Inquiry, but the Local Government Board will do that. I move that we order our Surveyor to prepare plans and specifications for a 12-inch main through our District, and a g-inch main to the end of our District. Mr John Roberts Who is to pay for them ? We ought to have a request from Llysfaen. It is not right for us to pay for all of it. The Chairman Don't you think Mr Evans's motion would be right if passed subject to these things ? Mr John Roberts The Act says, if there is any dispute, we shall call for arbitration. ■The Chairman Will anybody second Mr Evans ? No answer. Mr Evans: Well, I hope you won't talk about the Cowlyd Board again, if you are not willing to do something now. Mr Blud said that he would like to second Mr Evans's motion, but he did not think it would be advisable to start now. If they could carry through the season with the present supply, it would be well. If the pressure was right at Conway Bridge to 180 lbs, they could depend on a good supply for that District. Mr Evans said that lie was only proposing to have plans and specifications prepared. Mr Blud Oh, I did not understand that in that case, I will second it. The Chairman supported the motion, which was carried. Mr Bevan I vote against it. You are going too fast. On the motion of Mr Roberts, it was decided to ask for the Local Government Board's opinion as to the meaning of the 23rd Section of the Pro- visional Order. THE PWLLYCROCHAN WOODS. The Chairman thought that a report of a public meeting held the previous evening to discuss the advisability of purchasing Pwllycrochan Woods, should be laid before the Council. Mr Amphlett proceeded to report the result of that meeting. He explained that a letter from the Secretary to the Estate Company (Mr Howarth) was read to the meeting, which stated that, unless a decision to buy or rent the Woods was received by a certain date, the Woods would be closed to the public. After that letter had been read to the public meeting, Mr Bevan pro- posed that the meeting advise the Council to rent the Pwllycrochan Woods for one year from the 1st June, without prejudice to any question of right of way over the footpaths. An amendment was moved by Mr Blud, and seconded by Mr Lever, that, before any negotiations be entered into with regard to the purchase or renting of the Woods, the Council take steps to ascertain whether the paths are public property. The amendment was carried by 20 votes against five. It was then proposed, seconded, and carried, that the Council put the Land Clauses Act in force if the Estate Company press their right to close the Woods. A Member: There was more than 25 persons present ? Mr Blud The room was crowded. Mr Bevan Considering that that meeting con- sisted of only 25 ratepayers who voted in the matter, who took part in the proceedings, and that there are between 900 and 1000 voters in this District, I don't think any one can take that as a representative meeting of the ratepayers, and, considering the importance of the question of the woods, I think I should be justified in moving that we ignore the advice of that meeting and proceed to rent the Woods for twelve months. I propose that we accept the offer of the Estate Company, and take the Woods for this coming twelve months at the rent of £50, without prejudice to any question of right of way. That is a question which it would take a long time to settle, but suppose the Woods were closed, and the gates burst open as has been threatened by some of our brave men, you will find that the visitors will not go in and tresspass there when they know they are liable to be proceeded against for trespass. Thus the dispute as to right of way would spoil the Woods for the enjoyment of visitors at this time, and we all know that Colwyn Bay is in need of visitors, and they are not coming in crowds as we hoped. I hope that for a time The Chairman; I don't think, Mr Bevan, you are in order in proposing that. Mr Bevan Why not ? This Council meeting was adjourned till to-day, in order to receive the reply of that public meeting, and here it is Mr Evans This is not on the Agenda for this meeting. The Council then roseand left the room. WHAT ONE HEARS. That there is about 40 inches of parapet to be seen opposite some shops in the Bay. That this is caused by shopkeepers placing their goods for show outside their establishments. That if this practice does not cease, proceedings will have to be taken. That the difference between the two public meetings was, that the first was legal and the second all league." That the Choral Society's concert has been postponed owing to unforeseen circumstances.