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TIDE TABLE FOR THE NORTH WALES…

THE POLICE.

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IPERSONAL AND SOCIAL.

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WEEK BY WEEK. Mr. Spenoer Leigh Hughes, whose lectuie a (Colwyn Bay was so much appreciated, is men- tioned as the probable Liberal candidate for Sudbury, Suffolk. It is rumoured1 that the services of Professor Fr,eddy Welsh are being secured by the Cardiff College students with a view to the formation of a pleasant and exciting programme for next Degree Day. Wales figures largely in the illustrated papers this week. North Wales is not forgotten, for Erddig Park, Mr Yorke's seat in Denbighshire, is the Country House feature in Country Life." Farthing tram fares are to commence in Wales in January next, viz., at Merthyr. At that town the trams are owned by the Electric Trams Federation, who are introducing farthing fares on all their services. English readers are given more and more op- portunities for becoming acquainted with the Welsh bards. In the current issue of the Athenaeum Mr Perceval Graves has a fine translation of Taliesyin's Song to the Wind." Mr Samuel Jenkins, the Welsh Revivalist, who is known as the Sankey of Wales," and took part in the Revival, has been, invited to pay a visit to Ihe Welsh Colony in Patagonia early in the New Year, and to sing hi,s Revival songs in Welsh, English, Spanish, and Italian. Why is it (writes a loyal Cymmrodor) that several eminent authorities willl persist in saying Selt and Selitic. instead of Celt and Cel- tic? Professor Rhys does this, and now we have Dr. K-utno, Meyer doing likewise! Is there any valid reason, for the soft sound of C in this case? A North Wales breach of promise case is being heard this week. The parties were about to be married, when it is stated that the plaintiff called the defendant's mother a woman with a devil's face." Then sweet harmony disappeared the engagement fell through, and appeal to the Courts followed In connection with the visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Powis Castle, last week, it is interesting to note: that Captain Godfrey Faussett, a member of the Royal party, who no doubt spoke on behalf of the Prince, said he was especially impressed by the civility and good manners of the Welsh people," and he thought the Cymru thus set an excellenrt: object lesson to many of the southern counties.. Some people are too. fastidious by far. A house agent in a local town recently received the following letter: I should be gladt if you could procure me a house. Rental must be moderate. House must be rainproof and have no. mice. A small garden, free from col lections of ashes, is also desirable. The gas globes must not be cracked ,and the chimney must not smoke. The backdoor must be on its hinges and the locality must be free from cats." ° This time one hundred years ago. (says the Cambrian of that period) Mrs. Phillips wife of William Phillips, of Risqa, Esq a magistrate for the county of Monmouth was safely delivered of a fine boy, being her twenty, sixth child in less than as many years many of whose sons are now serving their country, both in the Army and Navy, with the greatest credit to themselves and (parents. The father, as loyal a man as any in the kingdom, had the boy chtrisitanied George Jubilee in. honour of our good King." Just fifty years ago Madlame Adelina Patiti made her debut ait the New York Academy of Music as Lucia" in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammeraioor." Though then only sixteen years of age, her voice exhibited much of that mar- vellous quality which has gained her the un. challenged title of The Queen of Song," and her reception that nigljt was one of the most unparalleled enthusiasm. Two years later when her fame was already become world-wide' the young prima donna appeared at Coveat Garden in La Sonnamibula," and literally took the town by storm. Madame Patti seems to possess the secret of perennial youth, and few, not knowing the facte, says the Westminster Gazette," would guess that half a century had passed since the voice of the mistress of Craig-y- Nos first charmed an audience. There-are a number of interesting sundials in this district. Particulars of a very large one in Anglesey are given in the Life of General Sir George Ardagh," as follows On the south- east side of the terrace at the back of Glyn- llivon on a high sloping bank of green turf, a sundial was constructed from plans carefully drawn by Sir John. Its gnomon is a girder of 3-inch T-iron 30ft. in length. The dial has a diameter of about 12 yards. The figures placed in the grass are three feet long, and it is said that this sundial is the third largest in the world. As, however, it could only show local time, Sir John worked out a table in minutes, which were engraved on a marble tablet and aJlixed Ito a wall close at hqpd. By adding these figures to the hour recorded on the dial Green- wich time is obtained."

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..--....-Colwyn Bay Footpaths.

CHRISTMAS OR PLUM PUDDING.

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