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ST. ASAPH COUNTY COURT. This court was held on Friday, before the Deputy Judge, Mr Alfred Ruegg, Q.C., and Mr Oliver George, Registrar. The Undefended List.) The undefended list of cases was a lengthy one, and occupied several hours in hearing. The Indisposition of Judge Lloyd. On the Deputy Judge taking his seat, Mr F J Gamlin, on behalf of the advocates, expressed regret that His Honour Sir Horatio Lloyd was indisposed and unable to discharge his judicial duties. They hoped that he would soon be able 13 resume his duties, and the advocates prac- tising in that court desired to express their sympathy with him. T-he Deputy Judge said that he was glad to say that the last report concerning Sir Horatio Lloyd was that he was improving, and would, it was hoped, be able at an early date to resume his duties. Application for an Administration Order. On the application of Mr Gamlin, an order was made for the administration of the debts of Mrs Mildred Bell, dressmaker, Crewe, late of Rhyl. The debts amounted to £47 2s 9d, and she was ordered to pay 7s 6d in the £ at 5s in the month. The debtor stated thac she would have paid the debts in full had she been given time, but she was being pressed and was bound to make the application. A Peculiar Case Extraordinary Conflicting Evidence. Mrs Grace Evans, 19 West Parade, Rhyl, sought to recover the sum of £3 2s 3d from Dr and Mrs Hasard, of Melbourne, being a week's rent of furnished apartments, breakage of crockery, and milk supplied. Mr Bromley appeared for the plaintiff, and Gamlin for defendants. His Honour observed that he had heard similar cases in every court he had sat in during his visit to North Wales. Mr Gamlin at the outset took an objection to letters which had passed between the parties, the actual contract not being stamped. His Honour Stamped for taking seaside furnished lodgings No one does stamp those contracts. Mr Gamlin It is the law. His Honour I think we shall be able to get over that law. It is not for you to take objec- tion to a document that is not stamped. That is for me to do. The judges in the High Courts look after the Revenue now. In laying the facts before the court Mr Bromley said the real cause of Mrs Hasard leaving the plaintiff's house before the expira- tion of the time of the alleged occupancy of the room, appeared to be that she objected to share the rooms with a tradesman and his wife. Plaintiff said that in July last a Miss Spencer called at her house and enquired about a bedroom and sitting room for August 3rd for the female defendant and her children. In the course of a conversation plaintiff said that she could not let the rooms in August for less than a fortnight, and that she had had an offer for 10 days. She was then told by Miss Spencer that Mrs Hasard would not think of coming for less than two or three weeks. The lady then agreed to take the rooms for at least two weeks at £4 4s. per week, subject to the taking being confirmed by a telegram from Mrs Hasard. Plaintiff then said she would keep the rooms vacant from August 1st to the 3rd in order to take the defendant. The next day Mrs Hasard sent a telegram stating that she would take the rooms, and plaintiff's husband wrote the same evening to inquire the time of arrival, adding that the rooms were to be taken at £4 4s. per week for two or three weeks. Mrs Hasard replied, and gave particulars as to the time of arrival, but did not say anything as to the terms or period for which the rooms had been taken. Soon after her arrival Mrs Hasard spoke about getting someone to share the dining room, but plaintiff replied that she could not get anyone, not having the necessary bedrooms. At the end of the first week, at about 10 o'clock in the morning, defendant asked for her bill, and it was sent up and paid. Mrs Hasard again asked if plaintiff could not get someone to share the dining room, as it was lonely for her children, the weather being wet, and it would reduce the terms. She replied that she could not reduce the terms unless she got someone to share, and it was agreed that the terms should be £2 10s. if the rooms were shared. She also promised the defendant that if anyone called she would see if they would share. A party called who were nice and respectable, and she let a part of the room to them. It was a respectable tradesman and his wife with two children. At about 5 o'clock in the afternoon Mrs Hasard returned from a walk, and witness told her that she had let the room to a very nice lady and gentleman. She simply replied Oh, I am very glad." After being introduced to the lady, Mrs Hasard did not say another word, but turned to the door, and plaintiff was subsequently called. Mrs Hasard then said she would not stay in the house with such people. Plaintiff asked the reason, and said she was sorry, whereupon defendant complained that the gentleman had entered the room with his hat on, and that she had seen him smoking in the room. Plaintiff reminded her that she had asked for someone to share the room, adding that if she preferred to have it private that she (Mrs Evans) would take the other party around to her sister. Mrs Hasard then declared she would not stay in the room, adding that she would not allow her children to associate with those of a tradesman. Mr Bromley observed that that was evidently the crux of the whole matter. In reply to his Honour, plaintiff said she did not know how Mrs Hasard found out that the other lodger was:a tradesman. Continuing, she said that her husband asked defendant where she was going at 10-30 at night, and Mrs Hasard declined to say. She found after- wards that the defendant stayed at Queen- street for two weeks. Cross-examined by Mr Gamlin Mrs Hasard arrived on Friday afternoon, but she did not tell me on Saturday morning that she was not satisfied with the rooms, and that they were not sufficiently well furnished. The rooms were not dirty, and the meals were punctual. By His Honour Miss Spencer saw both of the rooms when she called. Mrs Hasard said she was very pleased with them. Cross-examined Mrs Hasard did ask me what Mr Evans meant by the words two or three weeks in his letter, but she did not ask me to allow her to go away before the time had expired. She did not say that she could not stay in the rooms and pay such a price, or that they were different to the accommodation to which she was accustomed. It was Mrs Hasard, and not I, who suggested that I should get someone to share the dining room. She did not say that she would not object to a nice quiet lady, or that she could not think of sharing the room with the class of people she saw in the house. She did not complain that the gentleman who was to share the room was using her pen and blotting paper (laughter). There was no occasion to do that, as there was a pen placed in each of the rooms. It was not true that she had to wait in the passage of the house for some hours before she could leave. His Honour There was no necessity to wait in the passage. She had her own rooms. Mr Gamlin My case is that she could not get away without a scene, which she wished to avoid. Ellen Jones, a domestic servant in plaintiff's employ, said she heard Mrs Evans tell Miss Spencer that she had refused to let the rooms for ten days. Miss Spencer then said that Mrs Hasard would not think of taking the rooms for less than two or three weeks in August. Witness was certain that Mrs Hasard received her account at ten o'clock in the morning of the day she left. The lady and gentleman who were to have shared the room with Mrs Hasard were exceedingly nice people. For the defence, Mrs Hasard said she was the wife of Dr Hasard, of Melbourne, Derby- shire, who held an appointment in the Indian Service. She understood that Miss Spencer I engaged the rooms for her for one week only. As soon as she saw the rooms she was not satisfied. She had been in the habit of paying j £4 4s. per week for rooms, but not for the accommodation such as the plaintiff offered. She had to complain that the rooms were ill- furnished, and that the meals were unpunctual. From the very first she denied that the rooms had been taken for more than a week. It was Mrs Evans who first suggested that someone should share the sitting-room. She denied that she ever suggested such a thing, and told Mrs Evans that she would object to sharing the room with the class of people she saw in the house. She did say that she would not object to a nice lady, as she did not expect that the plaintiff would get such a person. It was about ten o'clock on August 10th that she first asked for her account, and she was kept until six o'clock in the evening before she had it She repeatedly asked for the account, but could not get it. She did not use the rooms except for meals that day. She had been to look after other rooms, and she went to them that night. During the last day she was with the plaintiff she heard her tell people that she had no rooms vacant, and told her that she could then have the rooms she (Mrs Hasard) occupied, as she was leaving that day. She did not know that the room was let until she went in and found a man sitting down smoking, and he used her pen and blotting-paper. She told plaintiff that she could not think of sitting down in the room with such people, but Mrs Evans declined to allow her to leave until Mr. Evans arrived, saying that he was looking for the correspondence that had passed between them. To that she (witness) said it was worth nothing. She left the house, and after speaking to the Inspector of the Police had her boxes taken to No. 20 Queen Street, where she was very comfortable. It was true that she broke the jug. The handle came off in her hand whilo she was pouring out water and it fell down. She had paid 5s into court in respect of the jug, as the servant girl had said that another lady had broken a piece out of it previously and had paid for it. She replaced other ware which was broken. In cross-examination and in reply to His Honour, Mrs Hasard said she stayed in Queen- street for two weeks and paid £2 10s. per week. Her husband joined her there. She had looked for rooms from the day following that on which she arrived at Rhyl, but did not definitely decide to leave plaintiff's house until she went into the room and found a man smoking very strong tobacco, and using her pen and blotting paper. Had it not been for that, and if she had had difficulty in getting away she might have stayed longer. Mrs Evans and the servant were re-called, and they said that it was not true that the j ug was damaged except that it had a piece chipped out. The plaintiff said that she had not been paid for it, and the girl stated that when she broke the piece out Mrs Evans made her pay 2s for the damage. She was sure that she laid supper for Mrs Hasard on the evening she left and placed milk on the table. Miss Spencer, daughter of Colonel Spencer, of Melbourne, said she had told the plaintiff that she had better take the rooms for one week only, so that if Mrs Hasard was not satisfied she could make other arrangements, or if everything was all right, she could take them for longer when she arrived. She wrote a letter to the defendant in which she said she would only take rooms for one week. Cross-examined Mrs Evans did not say that she would not let the rooms for one week only. No doubt she told plaintiff that if her fjiend was comfortable she would stay for more than a week. His Honour here referred to the letter written by Mr J A Evans, in which he stated that the rooms had been taken for two or three weeks. Mrs Hasard was re-called, and stated that she spoke to plaintiff about the letter, and she replied "It is only what our terms are in August." Plaintiff then went into the box, and denied having said such a thing. Mrs Hasard referred to the letter, and said she hoped that the wet weather would not continue. If it did, she would not stay that time. In reply to that she (Mrs Evans) said she hoped that the wet weather would not continue, adding that she never let rooms in August for less than two weeks. Mr Gamlin here contended that the contract should be in writing. His Honour replied that that was a highly technical objection. Mr Gamlin was appear- ing for clients ot respectability and position, and if they were liable he was sure that they would not take advantage of technicalities. He did not think that there was anything in the point raised by Mr Gamlin that contracts for taking furnished apartments should be in writing. Mr Gamlin said he would not pursue that point further, but he would contend that there was no binding contract between the parties for more than one week. His Honour observed that he was bound to say that there appeared to be in the case some- thing like deliberate perjury, as the evidence on one side was directly contradictory to that givea by the other party. Each side had a story that was perfectly clear and straight, and he shrank from saying that either of the ladies had told what was not correct. Mr Gamlin replied that he was bound to admit that the evidence on one side was in direct oppositon to that of the other, but he was not a jury to determine who was telling the truth. His Honour said unfortunately he had to be the jury. He would prefer that a jury should try the case. Mr Gamlin referred to the breaking of the bedroom ware, adding that the defendant had paid 5s. into court, considering that that sum was sufficient to cover the cost of the broken jug. His Honour said he felt that the real reason why Mrs Hasard left the plaintiff's house was that there was someone quartered on her, so to speak, to whom she objected. He realised that there was great difficulty in deciding a case of that sort. Both were respectable parties, and he would like if some arrangement could be come to, and suggested that the case should stand over for a jury to be summoned to try it. If he were obliged to decide it he would do so, but he would hesitate, as he saw no possible chance of either side having reasonable grounds for having made a mistake, and it seemed to him as if someone was trying to deceive the court. The advocates intimated that they would rather that His Honour decided the case that day and finish it. His Honour then said he saw only one way in which he could decide the case. It was a very unpleasant case, and one of the most difficult he had ever to deal with. For the plaintiff he had heard a lady of respectability, who gave her evidence clearly and in a straight forwardness. She was supported by her servant, who gave her evidence extremely well, and seemed to be truthful. The other side was supported by a lady of position and respectability, but he failed to find thao either could have been mistaken as to what was said and he was bound to come to the conclusion that someone had not told the truth. Who it was ho could not say. He had searched in vain for something that could have been taken one way by the plaintiff and another way by the defendants. At times he thought he had gDt a clue to the case, but as soon as he tried t) get out of one difficulty something fresh presented itself. It was clear to his mind, after reviewing the evidence, that at 7 o'clock at night Mrs Hasard had no intention of leaving the plaintiff's house, and the question arose as to whether she was justified in leaving the tlOuse after finding, as she said, persons in her room who were not invited, orwho were not there by her authority. But plaintiff said that she had carte blanch to quarter on Mrs Hasard who she liked. He would not say who was not telling the truth, and if he found for plaintiff he would say that defendants told an untruth, and if he found for defendants be would have to say that the plaintiff was telling what was not true. He shrank from the responsibility of saying that either lady was telling a false- hood. The only way he could decide the case was to find that the plaintiff had not made out a case that was sufficiently clear, in face of the case put forward by the defendants, to justify him in giving her a verdict. The onus of proof lay on the plaintiff, and while he might be doing her an injustice, he could not say that she had satisfied him. He had, therefore, to give judgement for the defendants as to the claim for the rooms. With regard to the jug which was broken, he could not say that the defendants were liable if the handle came off while care was being exercised in its use. As to the 3d. for the milk he would not trouble about it. He found for the defendants, but he was quite prepared that the case should be referred to a jury of five men who would perhaps be able to bring their minds to bear on the evidence in such a way as to find some- thing which he had failed to discover. Mr Bromley asked that no order as to costs should be made under the circumstances. Mr Gamlin replied that his clients had fought the case on principle, and if they were to be deprived of costs it would have been better to have paid the original claim. His Honour said he thought he must allow such costs as were properly incurred. More Dyserth Cases. The Executors of the late Mr Edward Jones and Mr Robert Roberts, The Shop, Dyserth, sued a large number of people from the village for amounts standing against them on the books of the deceased. Mr Gamlin appeared for the plaintiffs, and Mr R Bromley, Mr Joseph Lloyd, and Mr Rowlands (from the office of Mr Pierce Lewis) appeared for the defendants. The plaintiffs had a difficulty in proving the cases from the books, the defendants contend- ing that they had either been forgiven the old debts on condition that they paid up regularly afterwards, or that they had paid for the goods for which they were now sued. His Honour said he would not accept the mere word of defendants that they did not owe the money. If he once accepted that, he did not suppose that anyone would admit owing anything. He required some evidence from the defendants. Most of the cases were settled on terms agreed on between the parties, while other disputes were adjourned in order to give the people an opportunity of coming to terms. Mrs Jones, Wellington Road, Rhyl (widow of the late P.C. R O Jones), sued Mr Robert Davies, quarry man, Brynfelin, Dyserth, for the recovery of £5 16s 6d, being expenses incurred in burying the defendant's aunt, he being the deceased's heir-at-law. Mr Gamlin appeared for the plaintiff, and stated that she was the sister of an old lady who died on the Towyn, Prestatyn. There was no will, and after plaintiff had buried the deceased the defendant claimed the cottage in which she had lived and subsequently sold it, but he declined to pay the funeral expenses, although he had paid the Board of Guardians £ 31 19s 6d, money advanced t-o her in the shape out-door relief. Defendant said he had received R60 for the cottage, and after paying all the claims presented to him he had spent what was left. His Honour made an order for the amount claimed, and directed it to be paid at 3s per month. Messrs Gamlin and Williams, solicitors, Rhyl, sued Mr John Green, Dyserth, for recovery of 21 6d., alleged to be due for a tenancy agree- ment. Mr Gamlin stated that the defendant took a shop of Mr W Jones, Dyserth, and a tenancy agreement was drawn up in duplicate. He charged each party £1 Is, and 5s for the stamp. Mr W. Jones had paid his bill, but defendant declined to pay. Defendant denied having given instructions, but he admitted having had the agreement. He did not know that there was such a firm as the plaintiffs' until he went to the office to wait for Mr W Jones one dav. He was called up to the room above, and it was decided that the taking of the premises should be embodied in an agreement. He did not give instructions, and was not consulted as to any clause in the agreement. He merely handed in his references, and signed the agreement subsequently. Mr Gamlin said it was clearly understood that he was to act for both parties. He had acted according to custom, and would not have drawn up the agreement in duplicate had he not been instructed by the defendant. He could not remember every word that had passed between the parties. At the suggestion of his Honour, Mr Gamlin said he would withdraw the claim against defendant. His Honour then entered the case withdrawn, without costs. The other cases remaining on the list were adjourned until the next Rhyl Court.
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Ten Thousand Pounds per annum may be earned at too great a sacrifice, if we ruin our health and happiness during its accumulation. Although moony is a necessary article to possess in order to obtain the means of existence, it cannot purchase love, friendship, or immunity from the dangers and pangs of disease. The millionaire has often envied the toiling labourer his hearty appetite and sturdy health, and would gladly have sacrificed a large amount of his wealth in exchange for these blessings. Holloway's Pills, however, can give health to the delicate. They are the precious key which can open the door leading to the smiling valley of health. They purify the system and give the essentials of r trength for the blood. The Woman," speaking o tthyl, says that "It is now the first place of importance on the North Wales coast from Chester, and enjoys a very healtky situation. It stands on a dead level and is backed oy stately hills that enclose the lovely district known as the Vale of Clwyd, or the Eden of Wales. Sea-air and glorious verdant scenery, valleys of rich pasture land and rippling streams are charms which Rhyl offers to its visitors. To children the long stretch fine, firm sands will probably be the greatest attraction of the place. There are miles of sand, where the little ones can dig and play in safety; a marine lake for boating and sailing; and a spacious esplanade along the sea- front. The air is bracing and pure, and the sanit- ation of the place has won the approval of medical men."
ABERGELE & PENSARN URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. ANOTHER HITCH WITH THE WIDENING OF THE AVENUE. The monthly meeting of the Abergele and Pensarn Urban District Council was held on Monday evening at the Town Hall. Abergele. Mr Thomas Williams presided, and Mr Thomas Evans occapied the vice-chair. The following were also present: Messrs J Edwards, J C Knight, Pierce Davies, Isaac Roberts, J Hannah. H Thomas, Edward Williams, E A Crabbe (Clerk), Dr Lloyd Roberts (Medical Officer of Health), and Mr J Jones (Surveyor and Sanitary Inspector). The Asphalting of the Streets. On the recommendation of the Finance Com- mittee, the Council passed the certified account of 9156 due to Messrs Greenhalgh and Roberts, Rhyl, in respect to the asphalting of the parapets. Obstructing the Footways. The Surveyor presented his monthly report, in which he drew the attention of the Council to the fact that some time ago they had directed notices to be issued warning tradespeople asrainst placing goods on the parapets in such a way as to obstruct. It appeared that the notices had been ignored in many instances, and recently nearly every shop- keeper in the town had a quantity of goods out. side his establishment. In several instances the quantity of goods piled up was dangerous to pedestrians. He had considered it his duty to caution several, but without effect, and he sug- gested that if the practice" as continued the Council should take steps to put a stop to it. The Vice-Chairman suggested that ad an example they should start prosecuting the members of the Council who were guilty of the practice. Mr Thomas did not thinK that there would be any difficulty if the Council could get all the tradespeople to obey the law. But it was hard that a few should be compelled to keep their goods inside while others were allowed to block up the parapet when and where they liked. Mr Hannah was of the opinion that it would not be wise to take immediate proceedings, they should give everyone a chance to comply with the Council's orders, and if there were any who refused to comply so after warning they should be com- pelled to do so. Mr Thomas added that he thought it was hard that tradespeople should not be able to expose their goods for sale on fair days. The Vice-Chairman said he felt for the trades- people who paid heavy rates. They had to keep their goods inside their shops on fair days, and yet the itinerant vendors of pots and pans could block up the thoroughfare as they liked. Mr Edward Williams agreed that it was hard that shopkeepers should be handicapped in this way. Mr Knight asked if the hawkers who blocked up the streets paid toll. The Clerk replied that they did not. Mr Knight said he strongly objected to their being allowed to stand on the kerbs unless they paid toll. The Clerk added that the Council had no power to prevent the hawkers placing goods on the streets. The only way to get rid of them would be to drive a lurry through their stands and break up their goods. They could perhaps be moved by the police. The Council had to remember that it was an institution that had existed for 50 years. The Vice-Chairman believed that the shopkeepers could refuse to allow them to stand in front of their shops. Mr Thomas said he would certainly decline to have them near his premises. Mr Knight considered that the Council should do what they could to protect the shopkeepers. The Vice-Chairman asked if itjwould not be pos- sible to get bye-laws to deal with the question. The Clerk replied that the only way to deal with it effectually would be to get an omnibus Bill. If the Council desired to take such an important step they would have to give instruc- tions at once. They could get special powers without an Act of Parliament, which would cost about £ 500. The Vice-Chairman then proposed that a special notice be issued in order to see how the Coun- cillors would comply with it. Mr Thomas denied that the Councillors were worse than other people. For months he had kept his goods inside his shop, but when he saw that other tradespeople did not do likewise he put them out again. The proposition of the Vice-Chairman was car- ried, it being understood that the people should be given a little latitude oa fair days. The Condition of Sea Road. On the Surveyor asking for definite instructions as to the repairing and making up of Seabank road with Penmaenmawr stone, the Council decided to defer the question until the Railway Company had constructed the proposed new foot bridge, the Surveyor in the meantime to make good the existing defects, so as to place the road in a more satisfactory condition. Looking after Footpaths. It was decided to asphalt the footpath leading from Prince Arthur's Cottage, Pensarn, to the lawn tennis ground. It was also decided to place a turnstile at the entrance to the footpath known as Church Walks. On the advice of the Clerk it was agreed that the Vicar and Churchwardens should be asked to consent to the proposed alterations. The Widening of the Avenue Compulsory Powers to be Sought. The Clerk reported having received a letter from Messrs Clarke, Solicitors to the Rev B Jones- Bateman, stating that it was impossible for their client to accept the alterations made by the Council in the draft contract for the sale of land at the Avenue. The matter must pro- ceed on the lines laid down in the draft submitted by them. The Clerk explained that the Council had agreed to pay a deposit of 10 per cent in lieu of compulsory purchase, but they objected to pay the vendor's solicitor's cost, which were to be agreed at £ 26 5s. They also objected to pay an unknown quantity in the shape of the expenses of an engineer and surveyor who was to be called in by Mr Jones Bateman to supervise the work as it proceeded. Under the original offer of 4s per square yard it was stipulated that the trees on the side of the road were to be included in the purchase price. But in a later letter Mr Jones Bateman required that the trees should be taken at a valuation. Unless the Council were prepared to accept these new conditions, which he (the Clerk) did not for a moment presume they would, they could not proceed any further by way of amicable arrangement. On receipt of the letter, he wrote to Messrs Clarke regretting that their client would not accept the alterations made in the draft contract. The Council had offered a bigger price for the land than they were advised to make, and they would certainly not agree to the clause that had been struck out. They had no alternative, he thought, but to proceed to arbitra- tion. As the Rev Jones Bateman was a large owner of property at Abervele, a substantial pro- portion of the cost would fall upon him. The Vice-Chairman inquired as to the trees, and the Clerk replied that the Council had agreed to the request that the trees should remain where they were, but in the event of their being com- pelled to go to arbitration every tree in the Avenue could be cut down. The Vice-Chairman considered that it would be as well if the Council allowed the trees to be removed, as they would then be able to plant trees where and when they thought proper. He considered that the ratepayers were being hardly treated, as they had done their best to meet the Rev Jones Bateman. In reply to Mr Thomas, the Clerk said he had not received a reply to his last letter, and he was waiting for the final instructions of the Council before taking steps for the compulsory purchase of the land. The Vice-Chairman added that the Council could not agree to an unknown amount. The Surveyor, suggested by the owner of the land, might put them to a far greater expense than the land cost. Mr Hannah observed that the conditions laid down were out of all reason. If the Council were to buy the land they should be able to do what they liked with it. The Vice-Chairman I propose that we give the Clerk instructions to proceed with the compulsory purchasing of the land. Mr J Hannah: Is that what you advise, Mr Crabbe ? The Clerk I do, certainly. Mr Hannah then seconded the proposal. The Vice-Chairman said he considered that they should not allow the matter to drop after pro- ceeding so far. Perhaps it would be advisabl to give Mr Jones-Bateman one more chance. Mr Thomas observed that if they left the matter in the hands of the Clerk he would give the owner of the land every opportunity of arranging matters. The Council agreed to the proposition, the Vice- Chairman observing that they were bound to get the road. The Minstrel Troupe. The Council granted Mr Wood permission to supply the Minstrel troupe for next season, and also made an allowance in this year's rent on ac- count of the wet weather experienced during Bank 1 holiday week, j
The Barbers' Critic Shaved Pogonotamy and Hair Grooming. TO THE EDITOR OF THE RHYL JOURNAL. J A few years ago there was a small shop in a quiet side street of New York, which displayed a sign with the novel announcement,— "Machine Shaving done by Lady operators." A gentleman of the Press was told off" by the business manager of a paper to visit it and report. He did so, and his report was, in substance, as follows :—Lace curtains veiled the interior from prying eyes. He opened the door, and walked in with a look of confidence and a three-days' beard on his face. As he entered, two young women and a patient-looking man rose from a settee and stood by three barbers' chairs. The patient man looked at the Reporter with passing interest. The young women looked into the mirrors in front of the chairs. While the reporter was hanging up his hat and coat he choose the smaller of the two women because she had ceased to stare at herself in the glass, and was much plainer than the other. There was a chance that she would pay more attention to her victim than her prettier com- panion. The Reporter sank into her chair, leaned his head back, and elevated his chin. The operator passed a small and smoth hand over his chin, and asked with a liberal smile, as she tucked a towel into his neck "Did you want a shave, sir?" Yes, very light please go over it once." ,She passed her hand over the Reporter's face again. She got the lather cup and gently smeared him while she looked into the glass. When her attention was called to the matter she smiled tranquilly and removed the lather from his mouth, nose and ears. We make it a point, sir, never to talk to our customers," she said as she brushed a stray lock from the Reporter's forehead with one hand and began to rub the lather into his chin with the other. It not only interupts us while working, but also, as I'm sure you've had experience enough to know, becomes at times somewhat tiresome. I mean to the customer, because there are always times when one enjoys a little repose, don't you know, and many gents seek a barber on that account, which was what made me resolve to remain perfectly silent at all times, for says I to myself, • If a gent Pardon my interrupting you, but there is no hair under my ears, where you are now rubbing me." "No, 1 know it. I just do that from force of habit. Let-me-see. What was I saying ? Oh, yes, I says to myself, Any gent can be talked to until he is that put about that he feels as if he What sort of a machine do you use when you shave a man ?" As if he didn't want to come,' and so it is —" Does it run by steam ?" It's best according to my mind, to preserve strict silence. Besides-what did you say about the machine ? Oh, here it is—'tisn't new, you know, that is, 'tisn't very new, because-er-because it's kind of old. It's simply a razor with a steel comb screwed in. It is impossible to cut any one with it. You lay it on the face, you know, and then just pull it along the cheek like this- Yerp (literal, d-n !). Let go It's against the grain." Oh is it ? Why, you don't say. I thought it was with the grain, but that's just like me. I'm always making mistakes. Last Chewsday Ten minutes later a pallid man emerged from the quiet shop, and hurried toward the corner. The patient man looked after him with an expression of sympathy on his worn features. The Reporter learned that these lady operators had not served an apprenticeship to the tonsorial art or to bloodletting. I fancy they would not have had many customers or patrons if the fact had been generally known. But few would risk features and neck without assurance that the barber, whether male or female, had had sufficient experience and had a sure, safe hand. In recom- mending the employment of women as barbers, I don't ignore the fact that they must have as thorough training as men, and must satisfy those requiring the services of a barber that they have sound nerves, steady hands, and expertness in the craft. Further, who would trust his throat in the hands of a razor-armed hysterical woman, however beautiful (and, ordinarily) sweet, gentle, and silver-voiced. Training is not, how- ever, an insuperable difficulty. As in this reported case, women might have, for a longer or shorter period, according to experience, mild and patient male attendants to advise them-not failing to warn them against the feminine weakness of reference to the mirror bright wherein their faces they may view when lathering or shaving To job the lather brush into the nose, mouth, or ear would fatally disgust any man, or any ogling mooncalf, or any callow youngster seeking to promote the growth of his down. The "machine" used by the ladies of whom I have spoken would have been more correctly de- scribed as a tool." There has been invented an excellent tool, or safety guard razor, for the special behoof of nervous (sensitive, excitable, timid) women, and tyros of both sexes when trying their "prentice-hands." It is said that with it the beard may be deftly, speedily, and painlessly re- moved, but not a nose or ear sliced off. It is a full- size razor, and takes as great a sweep as an ordinary razor. It is reversible; and can be used with either hand and in any direction. The most inexperienced can use it correctly To shave correctly the operator should cut in a sloping direction, as in mowing grass, from point to heel, not scrape as many do. Of course, although it won't cut off a nose, care must be taken when there are pimples or wrinkles. For such an effective and trenchant tool feminine operators should be grateful-and bleed- ing tortured humanity as well. An old practitioner of the tonsorial art has given me a copy of rules which his assistants have to observe. They are too lengthy for to-day. I can only say, briefly, that some of them are very im. portant, relating to breathing in the victim's face (especially after eating cheese and onions or leeks) and tweaking his nose; the use of clean cloths, lather and brushes (infectious diseases are "ommu- nicated by foulness) respectful attention, without fusainess or obtrusiveness, &c. It may be objected to the employment of women as barbers, that it would injure the men already in the business. This I would answer with the fact that although they would be superseded, there is an abundance of profitable and manly —more honor. able—employments open to them, and which are closed to women. Yz. Rhyl, 24th Aug., 1900.
The forms of entry for the Higher, Senior, Junior, and Preliminary Local Cambridge Examinations in December next can now be obtained from the Local Secretaries at the several centres. The examina- tions will all commence on Monday, December 10. The forms of entry for the Senior, Junior, and Preliminary Local Examinations are to be returned to the Local Secretaries on or before September 30; those for the Higher Local Examination on or before October 31. The regulations for the above examinations may be obtained from the Local Secretaries at the centres of examination, or from Dr Keynes, Syndicate Buildings, Cambridge. Almanac y Gweithiwr is published [annually by the Quinine Bitters Company, Llanelly, and is one of the most useful booklets issued in the Welsh language. In recent years, it has met with such success that thousands anxiously look for the date of its publication. We are glad to see that the Almanac for 1901 is as good, if not better, than those published hitherto. Although it is but a small book of 32 pages, it contains a great amount of useful information to meet the requirements of all classes of readers, and it is to be had gratis wherever Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters is sold.
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The Coach Accident. TO THE EDITOR OF THE RHYL JOURNAL. SIR,-Last week the newspapers of this district con- tained a highly imaginative account of what they were pleased to call a Coach Accident." In justice to myself and employers, will you permit me to state the true facts of the case. We left Dyserth all right, and proceeded to about three hundred yards from Rhydorddwy Fawr, at a pace of about six miles an hour. We there overtook Mr Peter Edge's coach. I had with me three passengers who wanted to reach Rhyl in time to catch a train, and they urged me to quicken the pace. With this object in view, I wished to pass the coach in front, and thought I would be able to do so by going a littie off the road on to the grass. Unfortunately the water in the ditch had under. mined the roadside turf, which gave way under the weight of the coach. The hind off-wheel sank in the grass, and the passengers, together with the driver, alighted quietly in the field To say that I was under the coach is an absolute fabrication. As a matter of fact, I was over the hedge in the road back again, and had tue coach drawn Lo the middle of the road in less than two minutes. There was no damage done to the coach, horses, or harness. I was out again next day as usual, and several passengers who were with me on the previous day rode on the coach, yours truly, THE DRIVER. Sept. 14tb, WOO.
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