A UNIOUE OFFER. v FROM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12TH, 1905, And until further notice, I have decided to give those of my COLWYN BAY supporters who buy at my Jeweller's Shop A SPECIAL DISCOUNT OF 25% on all cash purchases. In face of the recent sharp rise in the market price of silver, this OFFER IS UNIQUE, and I am only able to make it because of the large stock which I secured when the price of the metal ruled low. To those who wish to give A CHRISTMAS PRESENT, the advantage of 25 per cent. discount is obvious therefore. Note the Address: JOHN HUMAN. STATION ROAD, COLWYN BAY. FOR GOOD HONEST VALUE ALL ROUND IN GROCERIES & PROVISIONS, CHRISTMAS FRUITS, CAKES, &c., &o„ TRY.. T. ROBERTS, STATION ROAD, COLWYN BAY. CURRANTS 2id., 3^. FINEST VALENCIA RAISINS, 3d., 4d. SULTANAS 4d., 5d. LEMON PEEL 4td. NOTE THE ADDRESS:- STATION ROAD. Telephone 35. BUCKLEYS. CELEBRATED CHRISTMAS CAKES. MINCE PIES, PLUM PUDDINGS, CRACKERS, FANCY CHOCOLATE BOXES. WITHINGTON HOUSE, BIJOU I I.' COLWYN BAY. CAFE.
A GLASGOW MOTHER AND HER CHILDREN. VENO'S LIGHTNING COUGH CURE Cured Her Whole Family. Mrs. BUCHANAN, 89, Raeberry Street, Glasgow, writes, October 20th, 1904:—"I think it my duty to give you my opinion of VENO'S LIGHTNING COUGH CURE. You could not have given it a better name; it has proved a LIGHTNING COUGH CURE to my four children with whooping cough they suffered since last April they were all cured in one week by your COUGH CURE. I will never be without it. I have given It to most of my friends because I have so much faith in it. I thought I was going to lose two of my children they could neither eat nor sleep, but now they can go out in all weathers; they like your COUGH CURE, and won't go to bed without it. Ask for VENO'S LIGHTNING COUGH CURE at Chemists, gid., IS. Ikd. and 2s. 9d.
Church Work at Llandrillo- yn-Rhos. NOVEL AND SUCCESSFUL "SING-SONG" AND CHRISTMAS TREE. The spacious and commodious Church Room, which is proving such a boon to the Church people of Rhos, once again presented a brilliant and animated scene on Wednesday, December 6th, on the occasion of a Christmas Tree and sale of Christmas presents, which was followed in the evening by an original concert which was advertised as "Ye Olde-Tyme Sing-Song." Two o'clock was the time fixed for the opening cere- mony, and soon after that hour the Vicar called upon Mrs Haworth, of Walshaw, to open the sale. 'Mrs Haworth, in opening the proceedings, said how pleased she was to come amongst the Llan- drillo people. She re-called another occasion upon which she had opened an informal sale of work in the old Vicarage, and amusingly related how the people never knew where they would find themselves; in seeking the kitchen for tea they found themselves in the dining-room among embroideries, and so on. But it was all very nice and informal, and she hoped the same in- formality would hold good that afternoon. She was a member of a Little society which was known as the A. F. D. Society. Perhaps no one in the room knew the meaning of those letters they signified "A Friendly Deed," and as a mem- ber she came to Rhos Christmas: Tree that after- noon to show a friendly feeling. She compli- mented Mrs E. J. Evans upon her hard work in the parish, and, upon her carving on the new Church Room gates, and expressed a wish that the takings during the day would exceed all ex- pectations. The .Vicar and Mr Peers, Westfield, proposed and seconded a, hearty vote of thanks to Mrs Haworth. Brisk work was done during the afternoon at the four stallis:-Fancy work: Sellers, Mrs Evans, Miss Clint, Miss Nettleship, Miss Bul- lock. Sweet stall: Miss, Darlington and Miss Herd. Parochial stall: Miss Standring and Mrs Tozer. China stall: Miss Barlow and Miss Catherine Barlow. An excellent tea, under-the able management of Mrs Marsan, The Rhos Mews, with a host of willing helpers, was pro- vided, free of charge, during the afternoon and evening. A most tempting "Bran Pie" was manipuLated by Master Noel Evans and Miss Effie Tozer. At short intervals sweet music was discoursed. among others by 'Miss Herd, Mr Barnett, and Miss Elsie Marsan, who also took part with Miss Nellie 'Marsan in a most amusing dialogue entitled "Geese." The dialogue was repeated in the evening. These two young performers give signs of considerable histrionic aptitude, and we look for much from them in the future. Others who took part were Rev P. Jones, Mr Warhurst and Miss Jones, Rhyl; Miiss, Alice Bostock, Miss Gladys Tozer, and Rev E. J. Evans. At five o'clock the ceremony of lighting the Christmas Tree was prettily performed by Miss Phyllis Horton amid great excitement in the juvenile ranks. imi;ss Effie Tozer, in a few well-spoken words, presented Mrs Haworth with a framed;, large-sized photograph of the Church Room. In the evening, at 7.30, a somewhat original concert took place, which was announced, as "Ye Olde Time Sing-Song." All the performers had to confine themselves to music of days gone by, which was given in costume descriptive of the songs. Among those who, took part were Miss Herd, 'Mr J. N. Hiding, Mr J. Walker, Miss Hankey, "Sea Urchins," Rev E. J. Evans, "Far- mer's Wife," "A Neighbour," Miss Alice Bos- tock, Miss Gladys Tozer, and Miss Hankey. The effect was quaint and attractive, and many were tfhe encores. Miss Hankey, in a pretty Irish peasant costume, gave two Irish songs with great sweetness of voice. Mr Walker, as the rural blacksmith with anvil, siledge, tongs, horse shoe, &c., and later with red coat, horn, crop, fox, &c., gave excellent rendering of "The village blacksmith" and "John Peel," which fairly brought down the house. Miss Alice Bostock, assisted by Miss Bostock and Mr Eric Bostock (tableaux), sang the song, "Listen to the gipsy's warning," dressed as a gipsy fortune-teller, with great effect, and was deservedly encored, as was Miss Gladys Tozer, also, who contributed in disguise, "The Bailiff's Daughter." A source of great amusement were the action songs of the youngsters of the Children's Guild. They con- tributed four items as "soldiers," "sailors," "school -children," and "topical maskers." In the last item eight boys appeared as deformed and uncanny-looking maskers, and sang with gusto and amid much merriment, when the local hit was comprehended, several stanzas, which bore upon the topics of the day. Shouts of laughter hailed the toy engine as it was drawn around the stage. We append a specimen verse —one of many:- Every dog has got a name, If its bad then who's to blame ? 0, ye wise, dictate to me A better name than Rhos-on-Sea 1" The proceedings terminated by the singing of the National Anthem. The proceeds amounted to the substantial sum of £38. The tree, the gift of Mrs Bostock, was dressed by Mr and Mrs Roylance and Mr and Mrs Cragg, assisted by several others. The accompanists were Miss Chambers, Miss Leila Grant and Mr Barnett, and the Chairman of the evening, Mr Peers.
LIST OF VISITORS. OOLWYN BAY PWLLYCROCHAN HOTEL. J. S. Littlewood, Esq, resident Mrs Littlewood, do E. Clegg, Esq, Milnrow Mrs Clegg and maid, do Mrs. Whitworth, Milnrow T. W. Handley, Esq, Didsbury Mrs Handley, do G. Reiss, Esq, Manchester Mrs Reiss, do J. Vandry Braddon, Esq, Davenham, Cheshire Mrs Vandry Braddon, do Mrs Mulliner, Manchester Alfred Charlton, Esq, Hale, Cheshire Mrs Charlton, do E, Milnes, Esq, Bury J. Wharton Pollitt, Esq, Eccles Mrs Pollitt, do E. Oliver, Esq, Manchester Miss Clark, do B. Kostoris, Esq, do Mrs Sidley, Eccles Miss Lemmens-Sherrington, do F. W. Berresford, Esq, and party, Birmingham N. Kolp, Esq, Manchester J. Ravenscroft, Esq, Liverpool Mrs Bradstock Lockett, Heswall Miss Bradstock Lockett, do J. Evans, Esq, Liverpool Mrs Lloyd, Mold J. Lloyd, Esq, do IMPERIAL HOTEL. Mr Sproston, London Mr Mann, Norwood 'Mr Benison Mr Mathewman Mr Bullock Mr Evans Mr Johnson Mr West Mr Parry Mr Lewis Mr Davey, London Mr Bradford, do Mr Edwards Mr Adams, do Mr Brown, do Mr Morgan Mr Price Mr Douglas Mr Manton Mr Carter Mr Jones COLWYN BAY HOTEL. Walter Whitehead, Esq, Manchester T. Howe, Esq, do Lieut.-Col. O'Malley, Dublin Captain Dalmage, Dublin Col. Deney, Bunberry Mr and Mrs Coulton, Ormskirk Mr and Mrs Tinsley, Maghull Mr and Mrs Hollingworth, Dobcross, Yorks Mr and Mrs Howard, Wilmslow Rev and Mrs Swinburne, Radcliffe J. Greyson, Esq, Liverpool Baron Walton, Esq, Manchester — Melit, Esq, Eccles — Orred, Esq, London HOTEL METROPOLE. Mrs Sidhorn, Chester J. O. Thomas, Esq, Manchester J. Gibb, Taporley, Cheshire H. Litchfield Knight, London W. Rowland, Esq. Liverpool P. Lazarus, Esq, Manchester P. Weinmann, Esq, do J. Wheldon, Esq. Sale A. C. J. Wall, Esq, Birmingham H. J. Veitch, Esq, London A. Lenton, Esq, Birmingham W. Taylor, Esq, Wallasey W. Hilton, Esq, Grassendale, Liverpool Mrs Hilton and friend, do Rev Rowlands, Liverpool LOCKYER'S PRIVATE HOTEL. Mrs Brown, Haddington Mrs Knowles Ainsworth, Southport Mr Northover, Southsea Mr Elderton, Manchester Miss Elderton. do Mr and Mrs Ll. Hughes, Wrexham Mr and Mrs Chas. Dickson, Chester Mrs. Jephcott and nurse, do Mr Lazarus, Manchester Mr and Mrs Wildblood, Longton Miss Plant, do Mrs and Miss Middlehurst, Liverpool Capt. Mandino, Waterloo Park Mrs Mandino, do Mrs Johnston, Pretoria, S. Africa Master Eric Johnston, do
I COLWYN BAY ITEMS. I NOTABLE AUCTION RESULTS.—Mr James Stevens held a very successful sale at Kimberley Mount, when a fine grandfather's clock realised, £7 5s, and another over ^3. Bedroom, suitels fetched C15 and Z Io; whilst a roll-top desk was knocked down after spirited bidding for £ 10 10s. ENGLISH BAPTIST CHURCH.—On Sun- day evening next, December 17th, the Rev Dr Cousins will continue his subject on "The ap- proaching end of the age—the sealed roll open- ed." Service commences at 6.30. SALE OF WORK POSTPONED.—In conse- quence of the somewhat sudden death of Mrs Williams, Bryn Awel, the sale of work and Christmas bazaarette, which was to have taken place on Wednesday and Thursday, have been postponed a week. All the tickets purchased for Thursday evening's Christmas supper will be available for next week's function. ENGLISH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.— The annual competitive meeting in connection with the Sunday School of the above Church took place on Monday evening. The Rev John Edwards (pastor) presided in the absence through illness of Mr William: Jones, C.E., Sur- veyor, and there was a, large and appreciative audience. A very inspiring address on the value of competitive meetings to the youth of the country was delivered by the Chairman. Great enthusiasm, was shown by the competitors in the various competitions, and the best spirit pre- vailed throughout the meeting. The programme consisted of literary and musical items, and was as follows:—Adjudication on the Scripture ex- amination. Over 21, 'Mr J. Walker, B.Se. under 21, Mr H. G. Coulter; under 16, Hilda Edwards and Annie Donald; under 13, Gwyn- eth Edwards. Solo., Annie C. Jones. Best alphabetical sayings from Isaiah," H. Edwards. Bible searching for "Trust" in the Psalms, C. K. Bancroft and Rosie Aldis. Recitation, "The Wind," R. Aldis. Adjudication on ladies' work, Mis's Isobel Evans. Duett (competitors to choose their own), Misses Madge. Williams & Ethel Roberts. Best summary of a sermon, Mr J. Walker. Six best suggestions for next year's meeting, Miss Snoddy, B.A. Best prepared speech on "Colwyn Bay," Mr Glynne Jones, L.C.P., and Mr Walker. Best drawing of a horse, Mr Coulter. Recitation (over 18), lines from Tennyson's "Passing of Arthur," Misses D. Williams and M. Snoddy. Adjudication on papers written, on "Your favourite Old Testa- ment character," Gwyneth Edwards and Ivon Edwards. Essay on "How to improve the Sun- day School," Miss Sidney Hughes. Paper, "Why I am a Protestant," Mr S. Glynne Jones. Competition, impromptu proverbs, Miss. Snoddy. Poem, "God in Nature," Mr T. G. Williams, B.A. Competition, "God is a Spirit" (written by Henry Smart), three parties entered, all of whom displayed considerable talent and entered into the spirited contest with great enthusiasm. The adjudicator awarded the prize to Mrs Glynne Jones' party, and the adjudication was received with loud applause. Mr Glynne Jones announced that a grand miscellaneous concert would, be given next Monday evening, in the Schoolroom, in aid of the choir funds. PRESENTATION TO MADAME RIVIERE. -On behalf of the Horticultural Society a depu- tation consisting of Messrs A. Askew, W. Kipps, and John Hooper (Hon. Secretary), waited upon Madame Riviere at her residence, Bod Alaw, to present her with a souvenir of the recent suc- cessful floral concert. The present, in recogni- tion of Madame Riviere's kindness in undertak- ing to promote a concert on behalf of the Society, was in the, form of an exquisite blue cut-glass flower-vase mounted in solid silver, the encase- ment being pierced and florally engraved, and the, whole standing on a broad silver pedestal. The handsome example of the silversmith's art was supplied by Mr J. Homan, The Regent, Conway Road. In acknowledging the gift Madame Riviere said: I thank you very sincere- ly for your delightful gift and "souvenir" of our successful floral concert. Anything I may have done, I am amply repaid for by its success. It gave me infinite pleasure in carrying out this concert work, more especially as I feared to be unable to do so, owing to my recent indisposi- tion. Happily, thanks to the generous, assist- ance accorded me by the President, Committee, Mr John Hooper, and many friends, the success soon became assured. If I, in any way, have acted as "a maseotte" in placing this newly- formed Society on a sounder financial basis, then I am very highly rewarded. Small interests are far more complicated and difficult to manage than great ones. I wish you every possible suc- cess, and shall ever take a keen interest in the future welfare of this popular and interesting Horticultural Society. AN IMPORTANT EVENT in the shopping world is the opening, this week-end, of Messrs. Arundale & Son's new premises near The Mews, on the Conway Road. Here we see everything on new and up-to-date principles. Two hand- some shops resplendent with white tiles and slabs of the finest marble; on the one hand is a prime display of fish and poultry, numerous pheasants, hares, and other luxuries calculated to tempt the appetite of the most fastidious. In the fruit department there is a lavish and artis- tic display of seasonable fruits from every clime, while a profusion of choice flowersi and ferns of many varieties add a distinct charm to the arrangements. On every side there is ample evi- dence of that degree of neatness and cleanliness for which Messrs. Arundale & Sons have become noted, and we feel sure that those who intend to indulge in the prime turkey or succulent goose would do well to pay a visit to Messrs. Arundale's. As was the case in the Station Road premises, the floral department is a charm- ing feature. It was from this department that was supplied the exquisite floral harp which was the last tribute paid to the memory of the late Mrs Williams by the staff at The Compton and Messrs. Arundale also supplied ten of the other wreaths and. crosses for the funeral. ENGEDI LITERARY SOCIETY.-An, excep- tionally interesting meeting of this flourishing Literary and Debating Society was held on Monday evening, when in the presence of a large attendance Mr L. M. Burrell read a paper on Bishop 'Morgan. Mr Burrell's remarks were well received and gave rise to a spirited discussion. MR. HARRY LISTON, the famous entertain- er, assisted by Miss Lord Lumley, made a wel- come reappearance at the Public Hall on Mon- day and Tuesday evenings, and on both occa- sions the, varied and excellent programmes afforded unalloyed delight to all present. Mr Harry Liston has a wide circle of admirers at Colwyn Bay, and his visits are always looked forward to with eager interest. THE REV. F. PLATT, until recently Superin- tendent of the Colwyn Bay circuit, and now Professor of Bible Languages at Didsbury Col- lege, the other day delivered an address at Shef- field. In the course of his observations Mr Platt made the striking remark, "Whilst many sermons are preached to the young, few are di- rected to those in the slippery ways of middle life." This has moved a poet to write the fol- lowing lines in the "Daily News": [Whilst many sermons are preached to the young, few are directed to those in the slippery ways of middle life.—Rev F. Piatt at Sheffield.] When in the primrose paths of youth My little feet all heedless pattered When but the sweetness of my tooth, And slumps in things like marbles, mattered, The world conspired to guide my way, And see I did not go astray. There is," they said, a mighty foe, Who, when he sees a boy, attacks him, And to the conflict you must go Equipped with many a proper maxim, By which to shield yourself from fibs.^ Or beat the fierce assaults of 'cribs.' But now that there is greater gain In tricks which Virtue puts her ban on, They all with one consent refrain From weighty word or sounding canon; And so, ill-fitted for the fray, I am the Tempter's easy prey. F A.W. B.
I Death of Mrs. Simon Williams, Colwyn Bay. IMPRESSIVE FUNERAL. It is with sincere regret that we have to record the death of Mrs Jennie Williams, wife of Mr Simon Williams, of Bryn Awel, Woodland Road, and The Compton, Station Road, Colwyn Bay. The sad event took place at her residence, Bryn Awel, on Saturday, after an illness of only a week. The deceased lady, who was only 42 years of age, leaves in addition to Mr Williams a daughter, Miss Hesba Williams, and a son, Master John Cecil Williams, and on all hands sincere sympathy with the family is expressed. The late Mrs Williams was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs John Roberts, formerly of Fron, near Llangollen, and afterwards of Trefriw and Llanrwst, and was associated with the town and district of Llanrwst for a period of fifteen years. It was at Llanrwst, in the year 1888, that Mr and Mrs Williams were married, and the departed lady was as well known and popular there as she became during the nine or ten years of her life at Colwyn Bay. With her husband, she was prominently connected with the Baptist denomination in the town. As stated, she passed peacefully away on Saturday morning, and the news of her demise was everywhere received with genuine regret. From all parts of the district, and from many prominent residents out of town, Mr Williams has received a very large number of messages of condolence. Amongst those who wrote were the Overseers of the Poor for Llandrillo- yn-Rhos, Queen'sferry St. Baptist Church, Old Basford, Nottingham (of which the pastor is the Rev. Price Williams, brother of Mr Simon Williams), and Penuel Baptist Church, Llanrwst, where Mr Williams was for some years deacon, and where Mrs Williams had been a member. THE FUNERAL. The interment took place on Tuesday afternoon, and the funeral was one of the largest and most representative in the district. As a mark of sympathy the blinds at all the private houses in the vicinity of Bryn Awel were lowered,, as was also the case at all the business premises and private residences along the route to Bronynant Cemetery, where the deceased was laid in her last resting-place. A large concourse assembled at Bryn Awel at about two o'clock, and included clergy and ministers of all denominations, members of the District Council and other public bodies, and leading townspeople. The monthly meeting of the District Council had been convened for half-past two, but in order to enable the members to be present at the funeral, the Chairman (Coun- cillor J. Dicken, J.P.) very considerately arranged for the business to be deferred to a later hour in the afternoon. A brief service was held at the house, in accordance with the old Welsh custom, and the Revs John Edwards (Presbyterian), Dr H. T. Cousins (Baptist), Colwyn Bay, and M. F. Wynne (Baptist), Prestatyn, took part, the pro- ceedings being in Welsh and English. The large cortege was then formed, and the chief mourners were:— First carriage: Mr Simon Williams (husband), Mrs Evans, Llanrwst (sister), Mr J. T. Roberts, London (brother), Mr W. S. Williams, Llandudno (brother-in-law). Second carriage Rev Price Williams, Notting- ham; Mr John Williams, Llanrwst; Mr Pierce Evans, Portmadoc; Mr Edward Evans, Llanrwst (brothers-in-law). Third carriage: Miss Roberts, Manchester (sister), Mr and Mrs Hughes, Rochdale (uncle and aunt), Mrs Griffiths, Llanrwst. Fourth carriage: Mr and Mrs Roberts, Rhos, Ruabon (uncle and aunt), Miss Roberts, Rhos (cousin), Mr R. Williams, Fron, Llangollen (cousin). Fifth carriage Miss Williams, Llanrwst (niece); Mr W. J. Williams, Llandudno (nephew), Mr W. J. Jones, Rhyl. Sixth carriage: Mr Edwin Jones, Glascoed, Colwyn Bay (cousin). Seventh carriage: Mr Robert Lloyd, Rhyl; .Mr Owen, Carnarvon Mr R. Jones, Rhyl; Mr O. R. Williams, Rhyl. Eighth and ninth carriages: The staff at The Compton, Station Road. At the request of the English Baptist Church, six members acted as bearers, and walked three on each side of the hearse to the cemetery. They were Messrs E. Bennett, T. Evans. R. Gill, S. Johnstone, Kendrick, and T. John. The service at the graveside was of a very impressive character. Dr Cousins read the burial service, after which the Rev T. Frimston, Old Colwyn, offered prayer, and the choir of the English Baptist Church sang the hymn For ever with the Lord." A large number of beautiful wreaths and other floral tributes were laid upon the grave, being sent by:—The bereaved husband and children, brother and sisters Mr and Mrs W. S. Williams, 1 Llandudno; Mr and Mrs Hughes, Rochdale Mr and Mrs John Williams, Llanrwst; Messrs David, John, and Willie Williams, Llanrwst; Mr and Mrs Edwin Jones, Glascoed; Mr and Mrs D. T. Lake, Carnarvon; Mr and Mrs Dowell, Colwyn Bay; the staff at the dressmaking department The Compton the shop staff at The Compton Mr and Mrs Roberts, Station Road; Dr Lord, Colwyn Bay the family at Brigydon, Rhos Mr and Mrs Walliss Colwyn Bay Mr and Mrs H. O. Hughes and family, Westwood Mr and Mrs J. Roberts and family, Albert Boot Stores Mr and Mrs J. Williams, Moss Bank; Miss A. Watkins, Queen's Lodge Mr Evans, Bangor Mr and Mrs Llew. Jones, Old Colwyn Mr and Mrs Jones, Fair View, Llanfair D.C. Mr and Mcs Collins and Sally, Colwyn Bay; Mr and Mrs Arundale and family, Colwyn Bay Mr and Mrs Roberts, Platt House; Mr E. D. Jones, The Stores, Abergele Road. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs W. S. and S. Williams, The Compton, under the personal supervision of Mr T. J. Dowell, the handsome coffin being made by Messrs E. Foulkes and Son, Belgrave Road. Mr Simon Williams desires, through the medium of these columns, to gratefully acknowledge the I many expressions of sympathy extended to him in his great bereavement. Amongst those who sent letters regretting I inability to attend the funeral were the Rev Principal S. Morris, North Wales Baptist College
the Rev E. Mitchell, Ruabon the Rev T. Shank- land, Bangor the Rev Gomer Evans, Holyhead Rev E. T. Davies, Old Colwyn Alderman D. T. Lake, ex-Mayor of Carnarvon Mr E. M. Parry, Llangollen.