The announcements of Births, Marriages, and Deaths must be authenticated by the name and address of the sender. The charge for Births and Deaths is is. each. In Memoriam Notices, as. 6d. 5 Marriages, 2s. 6d. An extra charge is made for booking. DEATHS. JONES.—On December 7th, at Green Bank, Conway. Aelwen, the beloved child of W. Aneurin and E. A. Jones, aged 8 months. WILLIANs.-On December 9th, at Bryn Awel, Woodland Road, Colwyn Bay, Jennie, wife of Simon Williams, aged 42 years. Interment took place on December 12th, at Bronynant Cemetery, Colwyn Bay. ACKNOWLEDEMENT OF SYMPATHY. Mrs. Bowen and daughter beg to thank all friends, and especinlly the Post Office staff, for their sym- pathy with them in their sad bereavement. Dalefield, Mostyn Road, Colwyn Bay, December 13th, 1905. I I Funerals Completely Furnished by
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I SIR WILLIAM BROAD BENT. The so-called comforter, the teat, frequently seen in the mouths of children of all classes, is an invention of the devil. It is, a fraud; on the child, and it takes up all kindls of filth which it --a gathers from the air and the floor.—At a meeting of the Invalid Children's Aid Association. IAN KUBELIK. My favourite topic of conversation is my wife. —In an Autobiography. MR. JUSTICE GRANTHAM. There is a great deal of ill-feeling against mo- torists, and there is great, cause for it. Motor- cars .are driven along country lanes at a wicked pace, and it isi marvellous! that children are not killed by them every day in the week,At Kent Assizes1. MR. T. P. O'CONNOR, M.P. The mass of men do not think for themselves; they have their thinking done for them.—Article on political situation in "M. A. P." SIR EDWARD ELGAR. After all, the solo singers are the pets and darlings of the public—pets when they please an audience, but reviled if they do not do exactly what is expected of them. That is. the reward, or penalty, of being the gods or goddesses of unthinking but enthusiastic educated savages.— At Birmingham University.
Abergele Sparks. A social evening and dance was, held at the Village Hall, St. George, on Tuesday evening'. Those who, 'took part in the musical programme were Miss Frances Hughes, Kinimel Hall; Miss Calvert, Captain Hughes, 'Mr Bradley, and Mr Hall. During the, evening refreshments were provided. The dancing was of the very best, and was kept up with much vigour till 12 o'clock. 'Mr Hall, in proposing a vote of thanks to Miss F. Hughes and! Captain Hughes for their assistance in makng the undertaking such a suc- cess., said it was only one of the hundreds of kindnesses, always shewn by the Kinmel family to. the people of St. George and the surrounding district. He hoped they had all enjoyed them- selves, and that they would soon meat again un- der such happy auspices. Amongst those who attended were several members of the Abergele and Bodelwyddan dancing classes. it Mr M. R. Jones, Surveyor, offered a man six- pence for holding one end of his measuring tape for five minutes the other day. The, man's ve- ply was short and to the point: "No, I won't take my hands out of my pockets for a paltry sixpence." Now, what do you think of a fellow like that, who ranks, himself with the genuine unemployed? Starve him, do you say? Yes; twice a day, and three timeisi on Sunday. Mr Moss Jones, had a, narrow escape when his, new pony bolted! and fell on the Pensarn Road the other day. Mr Jones- told me that he thought he had played, his; last, game as. outside right for the United. He got off with nothing worse, than a fright and a little shock to his! frail system.. I congratulate Mr Perkins, auctioneer, on knowinig a good thing when: hei sees it. Whilst conducting a public auction at the Glynne Hotel, Pensarn, the other day, the people were dread- fully slow with the bidding part of the perform- ance. The knight of the hammer could stand their delatoriness1 no longer, and shouted, "I wish you people would go home an-d liven your- selves, by reading the 'Sparks' in the 'Weekly News' At the same sale, a IMr' Williams, from Den- bigh, bought a dolly-tub in one of the out- houses. On trying to remove his bargain he found it was a great deal too large to come out through the door. "How the, dickens, was it got in?" asked; someone. "It never was got in," said the man who knew all about it. "It was built inside." The explanation caused roars of laughter amongst the crowd. My old friend, 'Mr H. P. Williams, Brynffynon, nearly went to Heaven in pieces the other day. There was, an escape of gas in the house, and he went to try and find it out with a lighted candle, with the usual result—a. terrific explo- sion. He' got off with nothing more serious than a scorched moustache. I hope the Colwyn Bay shopkeepers who buy barm from; him will give him a bad time from now till Christmas. A good dose of teasing will put him on his guard the next time he goes hunting after gas escapes. As he is related: to a famous poet he will, no doubt, appreciate the, following classical lines, and paste them in his, diary for future re- ferences — I think he had a notion That he wanted a promotion, So his passage up to glory he did book; Then he verily did handle A waxy. lighted candle. And with it for the gas escape did look. I don't think Sir Thomas Lipton will build any more yachts for a while. He was fined £50, with 20 guineas costs, the other day, for trying to palm off a rotten pig as wholesome pork to an unsuspecting public. I ought to add, of course, that Sir Thomas, personally, knew no- thing about it, but the dodge was tried by one of his servants. If I had my way with that chap I would make him eat that ancient meat or starve. The wheels: of the County School machinery has, not been, running too smoothly of late, and matters: had! come to such, a pass that the Gov- ernors had to be summoned to hold1 an inquiry to investigate charges and counter-charges made by some of the, teachers against each other. Two meetings were. held' last week, the outcome of which is that one of the masters, Mr Darling- ton, M.A., is resigning. Whatever the cause of the dispute, the, fact remains that the school is about to lost the services, of one of the best and highest qualified teachers in the country. I could a tale unfold, but sufficient for the day is the evil thereof. Mr Samuel Moss, M.P., who is counsel for the Abergele and Pensarn Urban Council at the forthcoming great arbitration,, was down here spying the land last week-end. Three cheers: for Mr Lloyd-George! Hip, hip, hurrah! Fancy, a Welshman without a University education, in the, Cabinet! Hir oes i'r bachgen tlawd o Gymru wen, Rho'wn goron hardd teilvngdod ar ei ben Rhyddfrydwr dewr, a gonest fel y dur, A'i enaid mawr yn wenfflam dros y gwir The Rev J. Henry Davies, Ewloe Green, has: aoceptJetd the invitation, to become resident minister of the English Presbyterian Church, Pensarn, which has been without a shepherd for some' years. Mr Davies will commence his duties in February. A series of preaching meetings are being held every night this week at the Wesleyan Chapel. The preachers are the Revs. W. O. Evans, W. Caenog Jones, and D. Tecwyn Evans. SEARCHLIGHT.
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I The Romantic Origin of a Great Industry. EARLY HISTORY OF THE PENMAENMAWR QUARRIES. Standing on the Quay at Runcorn, one day over sixty years ago, a Devonshire gentleman, Mr Phillip Whiteway, caught sight of some boulders scattered about as being of no value. The stones had been used as ballast in a small Welsh coasting vessel, and to the ordinary observer possessed no special significance. But Mr Whiteway saw with the eye of the geolo- gist, and these boulders suggested to his practical mind great potentialities. On enquiring he found that they had come from Penmaenmawr, and, as a result of the interest he took in the apparently trivial matter, we have to-day the famous Penmaen- mawr Quarries, owned by Messrs Brundrit & Co., Ltd., who have afforded employment for a large number of men since the year 1832, to-day require the services of seven hundred workmen, and bid fair to employ a like number for many years to come. The story of the origin and development of the Penmaenmawr Quarries is told in interesting fashion by an expert in the current number of The Quarry, and although the long illustrated article is too technical" in character for the average reader, it contains facts of interest to all who have the welfare of one of our most important local industries at heart. We are delighted with the photographic illus- trations, which include a general view of Penmaen- mawr Mountain, showing inclines leading to East quarry view showing three galleries of the West quarry a specimen of the stone magnified, show- ing the interlaying felspar view showing different galleries in the East quarry; Kimberley Bank, showing summit of mountain, 1555 feet above sea-level; view of train corning round mountain side from the West quarry view from top of first incline, showing storage hoppers and loading pier; view of macadam mill, workshops, power-house, &c.; interior of engineering shop and view of railway sidings, and loading pier, showing storage hoppers. A VALUABLE DISCOVERY. These well known quarries, the writer says, are situated on Penmaenmawr Mountain, which is 1533 feet high, and two sides of the mountain, one being worked at the same time. The west side, in the parish of LIanfairfechan, was started in the year 1830, and the east side, in the parish of Pen- maenmawr, in 1880. Penmaenmawr is on the London and North Western Railway main line be- tween Chester and Holyhead, and both the railway and the old Holyhead coach road run directly between the quarries and the sea. No one who has ever been over the quarries on a fine day will forget the glorious views that are to be seen from the different galleries. The quarries face due north, with a grand view of the whole of Anglesey, Puffin Island, the Isle of Man, the Great Orme and Llandudno. Looking westward, you see Carnarvon Bay and Ireland and a fine view of the Menai Straits, and eastward, Rhyl and the Cheshire coast, with the Atlantic steamers leaving Liverpool for all parts of the world. The early history of the quarry may be briefly summarised. The small Welsh' coasting vessels which came to the Mersey from the Menai Straits and Bangor to obtain coal were in the habit of ballasting with the large boulders obtained from the shore beneath Penmaenmawr Mountain. These boulders, which had fallen from the moun- tain side, and had become rounded by the action of the waves, formed very convenient material for this purpose. Mr Philip Whiteway, a native of Devonshire, and a geologist, saw these boulders scattered on the Quay at Runcorn, and, knowing the value of the material for road making, entered into partnership with Mr Denis Brundrit, and in the year 1830 founded the firm of Messrs Brundrit & Whiteway, who obtained in the same year a lease for gather- ing the stone from the foreshore at Penmaenmawr. These were brought by sea to Runcorn, where the firm had a large number of men engaged in break- ing them. This hand-broken macadam was taken by canal boats into Lancashire and Cheshire, and found a ready sale with the various highway boards, owing to the reputation which Penmaen- mawr stone was getting for its exceptional durability. The firii) afterwards obtained, in 1832, a lease of Penmaenmawr Mountain from the Crown, and it has ever since been worked as a granite quarry. In 1873, upon the death of Mr Whiteway, the firm became Brundrit & Co,, and in 1897 it was turned into a private limited company. The development of the quarries to their present extent has thus been a gradual process, but the last fifteen years has seen a greater expansion than during the whole of their previous existence. QUARRYING AMONG THE CLOUDS. We pass over the section devoted by the writer to the minerological composition of the Penmaen- mawr stone. And we do so, not because we fail to realise the supreme importance of the subject, but because it is as hard to interest the ordinary reader in such things as it is to chew Penmaen- mawr granite. But the next section is of the popular order. Everyone can understand what is indicated by "playing tu the gallery." Let us learn something of working in the gallery. The steepness of the mountain, our guide tells us,it rises from the seashore to a height of 1553 feet above the level of the sea,—renders it neces- sary to quarry the rock in a series of galleries. On the western portion of the mountain, situated mainly in the parish of Llanfairfechan, three galleries, reaching to a height of about 1100 feet above the sea level, have been opened, and extend over 2400 feet long in all, forming a series of quarries, in each of which a magnificent face of stone is displayed. In the eastern section of the mountain, in the parish of Penmaenmawr, which was developed in 1880, there are fine galleries extending over 3000 feet in length. The most recent of these, known as Kimberley Rock, was only opened the day the town. of Kimberley was relieved during the South African war, and, as shown by the lustratioii, the development of this bank has made good progress. As may be surmised, the work of conveying the stone down the mountain side necessitates some steep inclines leading from the quarries to the sea level. These are worked entirely by gravity, the full trucks in descending pulling up the empty trucks by means of a wire rope and drum. Calculated to a total of single track, including shunting ground, sidings, branches, &c., there are about ten miles of tramways connected with these quarries. On the level at which the macadam mill is located the trucks are hauled by steam locomo- tives from the West quarry along three-quarters of a mile of railway, and from this level, which is about 400 feet above sea, two inclines lead to the railway sidings. Nothing can be more complete than this system of gravity inclines by which the steepness of the mountain sides is brought into use for the continu- ous transmission of stone by rail and sea. The rapidity with which vessels and railway trucks can be loaded by this means is very striking, and the point is of great economic importance in view of the fact that, being a tidal waterway, steamers are generally loaded on the tide. Steamers can also be loaded aground, as the berths are of hard sand and quite safe, owing to the careful supervision which is constantly exercised and by the above excellent arrangements 9°0 to 1,000 tons can be shipped in a tide, and as much as 1,700 tons has been shipped in a day. The machinery, loading arrangements, and other features connected with the practical working of the quarries are dealt with, and in conclusion the writer refers to the well-deserved and universal I reputation which the quarries have earned, and thanks Messrs Brundrit for the facilities afforded for the inspection. For our own part we should like to thank the writer for the valuable insight he has given to us into one of our staple industries, about which so many people living near at hand know absolutely nothing at all. It is a curious circumstance that the educational value of our quarries and other centres of industry is not more generally realised.
Llanrwst Board of Guardians. CHRISTMAS MEETING. REVIVAL SCENES IN THE WORKHOUSE. A REMARKABLE LETTER. The last meeting of the year was held on Tuesday, Mr E. Jones Williams, J.P., presiding. There were also present Revs. John Gower, Titley Williams, and Rawson Williams; Messrs Roger Hughes and Owen Owens, Eglwysbach; John Berry, John Williams, and David Williams, Llan- rwst; O. Lloyd Jones and John Hughes, Bettws-y- coed; Ed. Edwards, Tyddyn Du John Davies, Llanrwst Rural; John Williams and William Williams, Llangerniew; Ellis Pierce, Dolwyddelen; Thomas Hughes, Maenan Dd. Lewis, Pant Llin; Dd. Owen, Llanddoget; with the Clerk, Mr R. R. Owen and the Relieving Officers, Messrs. O. Evans Jones and Thos. Roberts with the Master, Mr Wm. Jones. WISHED THEY WERE ALL ASLEEP. During the transacting of relief business the hubbub of talk was so great that the Rev Rawson Williams said he wished some of them were asleep, to which the Rev John Gower retorted, Yes, you would then get all your own way." Several members complained of the talk at the lower end of the room, and the Chairman appealed to the members to transact the business quietly. THE DOCTOR AND WHISKEY. Dr Williams, the Medical Officer for the Union, appeared before the Guardians and explained that he only recommended whiskey to paupers under his treatment. He only recommended stimulants in serious and urgent cases. A vote of confidence in the doctor was passed. TREAT TO THE INMATES. lv Mrs Owen, Bryn Ynys, asked permission to give the inmates a treat on New Years' day, as was her usual custom. This was granted. The thanks of the Guardians were also to be conveyed to Mr Humphreys, Festiniog, for his gift of Christian Endeavour literature. AMATEUR CHAPLAINS. The following letter was read :— Gentlemen.-I wish to bring to your notice a case from the Union regarding the patients that are confined to their beds and unable to attend any place of worship, nor the meetings that are held there weekly. So a few of us lately have been going to their rooms to hold a private prayer meeting, which they much prized, the thing they looked for the most, and its what our Lord expects us as followers of Him to do. As ye did unto one of these ye did unto me." But last week we were shut out, and Mr Jones asked us to write you for permission, and we hope with the Lord's help you will give it full consideration, and that they will not be deprived of hearing the word of God and the love of their's as well as our Dear Saviour, although laid there on bed of affliction, but we are all one in Christ-Jesus.—Yours truly, A. Williams, Albert House, Mr Eckly, Salisbury Terrace, Miss Jones, Walk, Denbigh St., Mrs Thomas, Bryn Goleu. The Master was called before the Guardians, and explained what he had done and why he had done it, after which it was left entirely in the Master's hand. These people, however, are not to be allowed to conduct meetings, as there is already provision made whereby the sick are visited by the various ministers of the town. The Guardians also wished to thank Mr Jones for having acted so wisely. THE DINNER. The annual dinner was served in the best of style by Mr and Mrs Jones, assisted by Miss Jones. After everyone had enjoyed an excellent repast, the Chairman proposed a vote of thanks to Mr, Mrs and Miss Jones, for the way in which they had carried out their work. He said they had a difficult task to perform, but they always found them most attentive and obliging in every way. Mr Gower seconded in a humorous speech. He said the Llanrwst Guardians were the cream of the society of the district. There were times, he said, when they disagreed, but after a storm there was a calm, and everything came right. There were extremist there as everywhere else. One had too much steam, whilst the other put the break on, preventing disaster. He also coupled the master and matron, the officers of the Board, and the Press. The vote was carried with acclamation. The Chairman said he wished to refer to Mr Hugh Pierce, their late Clerk, who had retired after many years of faithful service. He would have been glad if Mr Pieree could have been present with them that day, but was sorry to say that he would not be able owing to illness. A vote of sympathy with Mr Pierce was unanimously passed. The Clerk thanked them for their kind feelings shown to him, and spoke of the unity that existed between the officers and members, and hoped the same would long continue. THE INCREASED RATES. The Chairman thought that attention should be drawn to the continued increase in the rates. In 1895, the rates were 7d. in the £ in 1905 they had increased to IIid. There were new laws, and the general charges had increased from £1600 in 1895 to £ 4,800 in 1905. An advance of 4d. in the £ in ten years was a serious matter and one which they ought to enquire into. Mr Titley Williams could not understand why when any new act came in force, it was the former who was first called upon, until one's rates are become almost as high as the rent. The Clerk explained that the increase was due mainly to the new dietary by-laws and the Vaccination Act, which meant an increase of nearly 5° per cent, but, as compared with other unions, this union was in a most satisfactory condition.
Llanrwst Petty Sessions. On Monday, before Col. Johnstone, Messrs L. W. Jelf Petit, W. B. Halhed, John Blackwall, and Major Priddle. NO LIGHT. Sidney Thompson, Llandudno Junction, was charged by P.C. Williams with driving a con- veyance through Glan Conway without a light at 10 minutes past 6 p.m. on the 2nd of December, and was fined 2s. 6d. and costs. OBSCENE LANGUAGE. P.C. Davies charged Annie Davies, Scotland Street, Llanrwst, with using obscene language in that thoroughfare, for which she had to pay 10s. and costs. DRUNK IN CHARGE OF A HORSE. John Wynne, Eglwysbach, a blacklister, was charged by P.C. Williams with being drunk in charge of a horse at Glan Conway, on the 25th of November, at 10 minutes past ri p.m. Wynne pleaded for leniency, and asked the Bench to take his word of honour that he would not appear before them again if they would forgive him this time The Chairman For my part I would send you to gaol for a month. You are incorrigible. He was mulcted in a fine of 40s. and costs, which he immediately paid.
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NORTH WALES AND THE CABINET. IN NORTH WALES the one topic of conversation this week is the constitution) of the new Cabinet and the honourable position therein for which Mr Lloyd-George has been so. worthily selected by the Prime Minister. Every one expresses the same, sentiment, that "Lloyd-George" fully deserves the high honour bestowed upon him, and that he will fill hisi responsible position, with credit to himself and to the satisfaction of the nation at large. It goes without saying that his iconstituents in Carnarvon Boroughs, without distinction of party, are pleased' beyond measure, and judging by present indications it is safe to predict that his, majority at the General Election will be the largest yet placed to his credit. Whether that prophecy wfi-lil be. justified remains to be seen, but everyone agrees that it would not reflect any honour upon the Boroughs to re- fuse his, services, when they are next offered. The inclusion of the Earl Carrington in the Cabinet is also regarded with much satisfaction by the people of North Wales, who regard His Lord- ship asi a neighbour 'and a friend. The noble Earl will pre si die over the Board of Agriculture, a Department whose work he is exceptionally well fitted to direct. Thus the Northern half of the Principality can proudly boast of having two representatives in the inner councils of the na- tion, and it would be surprising, therefore, if Welsh interests are not well served shouldas is confidently expectedthe present Govern- ment succeed at the approaching General Elec- tion. The life and political success of Mr Lloyd- George is a text upon which may be based a discourse on the possibilities which, lie before the young Welshman who, is, earnest, ambitious, and true to his convictions. By his own un- aided talents and! perseverance he has reached an exalted position as one of His Majesty's Minis- ters, and every Britisher is proud of the success achieved1 in face of so many obstacles and dis- advantages. Mr Lloyd-George, we believe, is not the fitst Welshman to attain Cabinet rank, that distinction having been gained by the late Sir Georgei Osborne Morgan, the worthy baronet and splendid man whose name is indissolubly associated with the ancient Borough of Conway. We take, the first available opportunity of join- ing in the chorus of congratulations to Mr Lloyd-George, and! trust that he may long be spared to serve his native land and the great Empire in whose affairs he is called upon to take so prominent a part.
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL. On Saturday the Rector of Flint completed his 25th year as rector of the parish, and to celebrate the event 125 members of the church choirs and church officials were entertained to supper. The Rev T. J. Roberts presided, and in proposing a vote of thanks to the Rector referred to the material and spiritual progress of the church during the last quarter of a century. Two infant schools had been built and also a much-needed church, while the number of confirmation candidates and Easter communicants was unparalleled in Wales. He also stated that as a preacher, scholar, education- ist, volunteer chaplain, and Freemason the Rector was well known, while he enjoyed the unique distinction of being the only Rector who was a member of the North Wales County Council. A message of congratulation, proposed by Mr Row- land Hughes and seconded by Mr T. B. Bellis, was fowarded to the Rector. » tt The marriage of Miss Margaret Peel, elder daughter of the late Mr Edmund Peel, of Bryn-y- Pys, Ruabon, to Mr Henry Hussey, of Scotney Castle, Lamberhurst, Kent, was solemnised on Monday afternoon at Holy Trinity Church, Sloane- street London. Among invited guests were Sir Albert and Lady De Rutzen, Lady Burrell, Mr and Lady Evelyn Goschen, Lady and the Misses Verney, the Hon. Georgina Windsor Clive, Lady and Miss Darling, the Bishop of Colchester, General and Mrs Clive, Lady and Misses Durrand, Lady Char- lotte Montgomery, and Mr and Mrs Arthur Anstruther. The Bishop of Bangor, uncle of the bride, officiated, assisted by the Rev. H. Hanmer, Rector of Grendon. Mr Herbert Ethelstone gave the bride away. There were six bridesmaids. The wedding reception was held at 45, Eaton Square, lent by Mr J. Eldon Bankes. The Rev J. H. Da vies, of Ewloe Green, near Chest,er, has .accepted' a call to the Pensarn English Presbyterian Church, Abergele, and will probably take up the pastorate there early in the spring. Mr Joseph Owen, architect for the Anglesey Education Committee, was heartily congratula- ted by the Committee upon having qualified as a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Archibelcts. Captain J. R. Prichard oni Wednesday night markedi his retirement from the, command of the Portmadoc Volunteer Corps, after a service of fifteen years., with a dinner at the. M.adock Arms. Hotel. Over 150 sat down. Lord. Lewisham, whose' marriage to Lady Ruperta Carrington took place in London on Thursday, is the eldest son of Lord Dartmouth, the head of the house of Legge, which is said to tra,ce its descent from a noble Venetian family. # The Legges were devoted adherents, of the Stuarts. The immediate' founder of the family was Keeper of the Wardrobe to Charles 1. his son commanded! the fleet under James II. Lord Lewisham will one day be a very wealthy man, as besidles the Bliackheath property, Lord Dartmouth owns large estates in Yorkshire and Staffs. The bride, who 'derives her name from her ancestor, Prince Rupert, is a fair, pretty girl, very popular in society. She is daughter of the great Liberal peer, Lord Carrington. < < The "Drych" announces the death of the Rev Evan R. Lewisl, of Scranton, P-a., the well- known, Welsh poet, "lorwerth Callestr," one of the senior ministers of the Welsh Congregation- alists in America. Mr Lewis, who was a native of Niamtyglyn, Denbighshire, was ordained to the ministry in 1860, andi had been pastor of some of thei largest and most important Welsh churches in the United: States. About four years ago he visited the Principality on a preaching and lecturing tour. =-
Sayings of the Week. REV. DR. POOCK. Pretty waists dio not catch sensible men; they only catch young fools.—At Accrington. CANON OWEN. I fear there is in these days of higher educa- tioni a danger of the homely art of sewing being fo;rgo,tt-eii.-At a College for Girls. MR. SATORI KATO. The secret of the success of Japan is the strong conviction of the people, that betteIl conditions, are necessary. They know their own defects better than anybody else.-At Queen's College.