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THE POLICE. AT A TIME when public attention is being absorbed by the conflict between the hereditary legislators on the one side and the elected legisl- lators on the other, many important contempor- ary movements are being neglected by the ubiquitous man in the street." One of these, which is of very general interest, is the effort now being made to secure a weekly rest Ci■_ y for each member of the police force. On the motion of Mr. Whiteley, Parliamentary Secretary -of the Treasury, the House of Commons on May 13th, 1908, appointed a Select Committee to inquire and report whether, having re- gard to the conditions of service in police forces in the United Kingdom, it is desirable that pro- vision should be made, by legislation or other- wise, for granting one full day off duty in seven what, if any, alterations in the conditions of service and police admiinisjt'rattion should ac- company this change; what would be the cost, and how it should be borne so as not to in- crease the charge on Imperial funds. The Select Committee's sittings extended over several months a great volume of evidence in favour of the experiment was taken; already public opinion is ripe on the subject in London; and throughout the provinces the matter is being taken up with much earnestness. So far as we are awtare, nothing has hitilierito,bee-i done in North Wales and we consider that the time has arrived when the Standing Joint Police Com- mittees of Flintshire, Denbighshire, Carnarvon- shire, Merionethshire, and Anglesey-,the ooun. ties served by the Weekly News" should give the matter their serious consideration. Not only the authorities, but the ratepayers generally, should make their views known on. this import- ant subject; and we shall be happy to throw open our columns to a discussion on the point. WTe are well aware that there is a financial side to this question; but there are also the moral and religious aspects of the matter, which cannot be ignored.
'0' CURRENT TOPICS. Llanrwst Guardians. "AN OLD FICTION." This is the description given by the principal service journal to the statement made by the Vicar of Dolwyddelen, as a member of the Llanrwst Board of Guard- ians, to the effect that three-fouiths of the Poor Rate is swallowed up in official salaries. We reproduce, in another column, the article in which The Poor-Law Officeis' Journal deals with the Vicar's assertion, and after reading it the rev. gentleman will no doubt see the wisdom of publicly withdrawing his remark or attempt- ing a justification. This is incumbent upon him, as a representative of ratepayers of the Llanrwst Union, not only because his accuracy is denied, but also because his. motive in mak- ing the allegation is involved. THE CLERGY and ministers of all denomina- tions who enter public life, particularly in rural districts, are under a ,special obligation to be most careful as to the accuracy of their re- marks. By reason of-their position and superior education, their utterances carry greater weight than those of the lay members. They cannot be expected to be always accurate-they are only mortal and fallible like other men-b,ut as they possess readier access to information and a greater capacity for analysis, comparison and investigation, it is naturally assumed that, whether right or wrong, they have good ground for any serious criticism they may offer in the course of public debate. When, therefore, a Vicar like the Rev. J. Ll. Richards, during a discussion on the application of a matron for an increase of salary, declares that ninepence out of every shilling collected as Poor Rate is spent upon officials, it is supposed that he has mastered the facts of the case, and his words have great influence upon the judgment of his colleagues. As A CASE in point, one of the members, the Rev. Henry Jones, of Trefriw, said that the Vicar's statement had so much influence with him that he felt inclined to vote against the granting of the application. The min- ister in question, however, subsequent to the meeting, inquired into the facts of Poor-Law administration in the Union, and found that the proportion paid in official salaries was, not ninepence out of every shilling, but three-farthings out of every shiling—a very considerable difference. The Rev. J. Ll. Richards was severely criticised for his state- n'ent, and in defence said that his figures re- ferred to the country in general, and not to Llanrwst Union, and, further, he denied having uttered the allegation with the object of pre- venting the matron's application from being suc- cessful. As to the first point, the expenditure of Boards of Guardians throughout the country upon offioiai1 salaries, the Journlal," proves Ihfim to be hopelessly wrong. As to the second point, the question of motive, we are of course compelled to accept his denial. But on both points it is due from him—due, that is, to him- self and the ratepayer si—(that he should either withdraw or attempt to justify his observation. The only justification urged so' far is that he obtained the information from the report of a speech made by Mr. John. Burns. Let him pro- duce that speech. If Mr. Burns does not know better what are the facts of the case, he is not fit to be President of the Local Government Board. If his speech has been misrepresented, however unintentionally, the Vicar's duty is obvious. Dyserth and Newmarket Line. THE L. & N.-W. RAILWAY CO., in 1906, obtained an order enabling them to acquire by compulsory purchase certain land, required for the construction of the proposed line from Dyser.th to Newmarket. The Company, how- ever, have not seen their way clear to carry out the work within the period named in the order, and they are noiv seeking an extension of time. The Holywell Rural District Council, on Fri- day, decided not to oppose the application. The fact that such an application is being made is satisfactory in this respect, that it affords reason for anticipating that the much-needed extension of the railway to the beautiful upland village of Newmarket will ultimately be made, and that the scheme is not being dropped, as was at one time feared in certain quarters. The proposed railway extension will open up a most promising district, and on public grounds is most earnestly to be desired. Whether the scheme will repay the outlay is a .subject upon which the Railway Company are better able to estimate than we are; but we cannot avoid the conclu- sion that it must prove remunerative in the near future. The great pity is that railway enter- prise is seriously handicapped in this country by exorbitant charges for land. Our railway system could be rendered far more useful than it is were it not for this difficulty; but we sincerely hope that in the present case the landowners will see theiir way to meet the Company in a reasonable spirit. If they do. so the benefit will not be all on one side, but, great advantages will accrue to the landlords themselves as well as to the Company and to the public generally. School Gardens. THE Colwyn Bay Horticultural Society, for whose work we have the greatest admiration, make two1 announcements of a most interesting character this week, as will be seen from a paragraph in another column. In the first place, the next. show is to be a two-days' event—in itself a gratifying proof of the past success and future possibilities of the Society's efforts. And in the next place there is to. be a competition which tests the progress which the school-child- ren of the district are making in nature-study. This is a branch of education which deserves every possible encouragement for many reasons, not the least, of which is the delight which it is capable of affording to the children themselves. COLWYN BAY possesses so many and siudh varied charms for the true lover of nature thatt it is a matter for surprise that such inadequate attention, is paid to nature-study by the educa- tion authorities. We do not, of course, suggest that the subject is entirely neglected on the contrary, we are well aware that much good work is being done; but it is none the less true that scores of town children from the great centres of England spending their holidays at Colwyn. Bay are better informed with regard to the flora of the place than are the local child- ren reared amidst these lovely surroundings. Speaking of North Wales in general, and not of Colwyn Bay in particular, we consider tliicui ,the idea of school gardens has not been taken up either so generally or so enthusiastically as might be expected. There are abundant facilities for the purpose, but the will is lacking and the children suffer. On this subject we have pleasure in calling attention to a most readable article descriptive of school gardens in Glouces- tershire, which appears in the December num- ber of that excellent journal, The Agricultural Economist and Horticultural Review." The ex- periment was commenced five years ago. With what result? Gardening has spread from school to school, and at the present time there are sets of gardens at 62 schools, and the num- ber is likely to increase, as the Education Com- mittee and local managers are alive to the value of gardening as a, school subject. The gardens are evenly distributed over the county; some are in the purely agricultural districts, others among the mining villages in the Forest of Dean and the manufacturing areas round Bristol and in the Stroud' Valley." THEN comes this significant paragraph: — The interest of the head masters has been wisely fostered. It is of the greatest importance that they should be in full sympathy with the movement, and at the same time have at least a general idea of the principles under which the work is carried1 on. A conference on School ■Gardening Work was held at the Shire Hall, Gloucester, in May of the present year, at which papers were read by some of the masters. Thus, Mr. A. J, Dee, head- master ox Carnscrossi School, read, a paper on The Correlation of other School Subjects with Work in the Garden; Mr. H. Marohant, head- master of Stroud Whitehill School, read a paper on the Use of the School Garden in Nature .Study, with especial reference to Insect Lite; and Mr. C. E. Smith, headmaster of Christ Church School, CoTeford, read a paper on The Influence of the School Garden on the Village Boy. The papers were in each case thoroughly practical, and the lecturers expressed themselves emphatically in favour of school gardening." The titles of these papers, it will* be seen, are suggestive of the good that may be done in assisting village chidren tOo learn how to earn their living on the liand instead of migrating to the towns, as, so many of them un. fortunately do at the present time. After read- ing the article, we are not surprised to. learn that The keenest interest, is taken in garden- ing, both by teachers and scholars, and in a number of cases derelict pieces of land have been. transformed into useful and profitable gardens. Apart from the boys who work in the garden, the idea is to get the whole school in- terested."
Bible in the Day School. Speaking at a meeting in Rhyl of the Bible Society, Councillor F. Phillips, a schoolmaster, appealed to the people of Wales to do. all they could to continue the reading of the Bible in the day schools. There was a tendency to get rid of it-(sham,e),-and he feared that through the minor differences of religious bodies in a few years the Bible would be an, unknown book inside day schools. That would be a deplorable state of things. (Applause.) He hoped that English and Welsh people would present a united front on the question, and not allow dif- ferences of opinion on other matters to oust the Bible. (Applause.)
I PERSONAL AND SOCIAL. To recognise the completion of 25 years' ser- vice as principal, Canon Fairchild, of the North Wales, Training College, has been presented by past and present students with a silver tea and coffee service. The death has occurred at the ripe age of 86 l years of Mrs. Brymer, the wife of Mr. George Brymer, Tyddyn Helen, Carnarvon. She had been married 64 years, and her surviving child- ren include Mr George Brymer, Carnarvon; Mrs. Beale, Lllanberis; and Miss Brymer, Blaenau Festiniog. j « Mr. W. Bowen Jones, C.E., Carnarvon, sur- veyor and engineer to the Harbour Trust, of that town, has been appointed by the Crown as consulting engineer and expert adviser on mines and quarries under the Woods and Forests De- partment in North Wales, Mr. Bowen Jones ha.s had considerable experience in his profes- sion, not only in this country, but abroad.
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."
-c- SA YIVGS OF THE WEEK. MR. H. H. WILLIAMS. M.A. We are all snobs in: some degree or another; but a snob is not intolerable if he has some sense of humour.—At Nbrwich. FATHER BERNARD VAUGHAN. This world is a hospital of incurables. At least, I never knew anyone to go out of it alive. -At Manchester. SIR FREDERICK WILSON. I am a confirmed optimist in regard to the English race. We have got to keep going ahead and there must not be too much golf.At Felixstowe. 0 CANON PIGOT. There is a similitude between parsons and the police. The duty of the former is persuasion, while that of the latter is compulsion.—At Ipswich. MR. J. H. TAYLOR. The fascination of golf is such that even an old man can, walk four miles without becoming unduly tired.-In the Pall Mall Magazine."
I Baptist Foreign Missions Exhibition at Llandudno. VIVID DESCRIPTION OF LIFE ON I THE CONGO. A very fine missionary exlhibitioiil is being held in the Llandudno Pier Pavilion during this week and promises to be a great success'. The pro- ceeds are in aid of the Baptist Foreign Mis- sions, and the exhibition has been arranged to arouse interest and sympathy with the work, and to assist the Society by securing additional support for their work in foreign lands. The churches which are, united) in the effort arle those of Llandudno, Conway, Llanfairfechan, Llanelian, Colwyn Bay, Pemnaenmawr, Colwyn, and Llandudno Junction,. The; basement of the Pier Pavilion has been transformed into a palace of beauty and interest. Large panoramic paintings adorn the walls, and the various courts have been neatly arranged from plans of the exhibition, which were pre- pared by Mr. G. A. Humphreys, F.R.I.B.A., architect, Llandudno.. There is interest and novelty in every turn, depicting the realities through which missionaries have to TO,. The patrons are the Right Hon. Earl Carring- ton, K.G., Right Hon. Lord Mostyn, Right Hon. Earl Dundonald, C.B., Right Hon. D. Lloyd George, M.P. (Chancellor of the Exchequer), Sir Chas. McLaren, Bart., M.P., the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor of Bristol -clward Robinson, J.P.), Mr. Ellis Jones Griffith, M.P., Mr. J. Her- bert Lewis, M.P., Mr. William Jones, M.P., Mr. Harry McLaren, M.P., His Worship the Mayor of Conway (Mr. John Williams, J.P.), the Chairman of the Llandudno Urban District Council (Mr. J. McMaster, J.P.), Mr. Lewis P. NoH, (Bristol), Mr. Jeremiah Williams, M.A. (Abergele), and Mr. J. Adey Wells, J.P. THE OFFICIALS. The following are the officials of the event: — Chairman, Rev. David Davies; vice-chairman, Rev. John Raymond; -eneral secretaries, Mr. Wilioughby Lance and Mr. Pryse Williams; treasurer, Mr J. H. Jones, L.A.A. hon. -archi- tect, Mr. G. A. Humphreys, F.R.I.B.A. hon. surgeon, Dr. E. S. Gooddy; stewards, Mr. R. T. Wynne and Mr. A. Dean stall and decora- tion, Mr. R. T. Owen handbook, Rev. John Raymond and Miss L. Roberts, Arwendon ad- mission and railway, Mr. H. Watson; demon- stration secretaries, Mr. John Roberts and Miss Goddard; exhibition secretary, Miss Griffiths, Morten; hospitality secretaries, Mrs. Raymond and Mrs. Lance mistress of robes, Miss Parry, Ty Gwyn; biograph secretary, My. Lloyd; school secretary, Rev. H. Bryn Davies; special aim secretary, Rev. T. Roberts, Llanelian; scout captain, Norman Owen. Captains of Courts and Stalls —Zenana, Miss Wynne, Moseley House; Congo., Rev. John, Ray- mond, Llandudno-; China, Rev. David Davies, Llandudno; India, Rev. E. T. Davies, Col- wyn, and Rev. Peter Jones, Colwyn Bay Bible translation and relics, Rev. T. Roberts, Llan- elian medical, Mrs. J. J. Marks, Maesgwyn; literature and post:cards, Miss Roberts, Arwen- don sale of work, Miss Marshall, Llandudno-; and Mrs. Edwards, Conway; Oriental, Mrs. J. H. Jones: and Miss -Crissie Roberts; refresh- ments, Mrs. Thomas (White House), Mrs. Davies (Colwyn Bay), Miss Underwood, Mrs. B. C. Jones sweets, Mrs. Bryn Davies and Mrs. Raistrick wants, Mrs. Griffiths,. The following places of interest are crowded at ;ntervals :-The Indian, Congo, and Chinese courts, the Chinese guest room, the opium den, relic room, Oriental stall, lighthouse, 1iiteratue stall, native doctor's shop, medical section, wants stall, hall of religions, Zenana, lace stall, living pictures, Congo stockade, and sale of work stall. The famous s.s. Peace relic attracts a deal of attention, and her story is the story of the Congo1 Mission. There was a demonstration on Saturday, when a procession was formed, of children with banner and band, and an address. delivered by His Worship the Mayor of Conway. THE FORMAL OPENING. There was a large attendance at the opening ceremony on Monday afternoon. Lord Mostyn was to have presided, but was unable to be present. The chair was taken by the Rev. David Davies, pastor of the Tabernacle, Llan- dudno, and he was supported by Mr. William Jones, M.P., Rev. E. T. Davies, Colwyn Rev. John Raymond, Rev. J. Irvon Davies, Rev. T. Roberts (Llanelian), Rev. Evan Hughes (Llan- dudno), and several missionaries on whose be- half the Rev. J. R. M. Stephens was spokes- man. After the singing of the hymn "All hail the power of Jesu's name," the Rev. John Raymond engaged in prayer. The Chairman said they were exceedingly dis- appointed not to have Lord Mostyn in the chair #1..at day, but they were sure that his lordship's interest and sympathy was with them in that phase of Christ's work. They were, however, glad to see a representative of the House of Cbmimons—(applause),—but at this juncture of political affairs it would have been interesting to have the representatives of the Lords and Commons upon that platform. (Applause.) They were there to further the Gospel of Peace and Love. He supposed that Lord Mostyn was with them in spirit, and they must imagine him in the chair. The Rev. J. R. M. Stephens, late of Wathen, Secretary of the Bible Translation Society, said that it was sought to interest all the churches of Christ in the far-spread work of missionary enterprise. Mr. William Jones, M.P., who was received with much warmth, said that he was under the impression before he came that the only force that could bring the Lords and Com- mons together was a Baptist Missionary ExhiDi- tion. (Laughter and applause.) The speaker de- livered a fine, impassioned speech, brimmring with zeal and eloquence. In fact, it was gener- alfy commented that never had the popular Member delivered such a splendid address. It was interesting from start to finish and studded with brilliant thoughts and a spirit of religious fervour. He created a vivid impression when Ihe quoted Charles Darwin as having expressed himself after visiting a part of the globe where missionaries were not at work in, his young days, that so low had the people of that region sunk that he wouild sooner claim kinship with an npe than with the beings be had seen. But Darwin lived to see such a change that he commended the efficacy of the missionary movement. He (the speaker) would like to. see the man who would cynically regard missions in his presence. What about John Williams in the South Sea Islands and Dr. Griffith John? He was proud of missionary work in the Congo. Mr. and Mrs. Steplhens had been working in the Congo, and he hoped that Governments, by international arrangements, would settle the Congo, question. (Applause.) He hoped something would happen to the King of the Belgians, and the speaker trusted there would be a Christian King in his stead. (Applau se.) Mr. G. A. Humphrejrs proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. William Jones for his most ex- cellent address, which was full of solid, practi- cal common sense. (Applause.) It was no com- mon every-day address. The missionary work was a work they should all assist, and all branches of the Christian faith could help, a's they were doing in Llandudno. (Applause.) The Rev. E. T. Davies seconded, and it was carried with acclamation. The Rev. Mr. Stephens then introduced sev- eral of the missionaries and ex-missionaries up- on the pllatform amidst applause. Lectures will be delivered in the various courts by them dur- ing each day. Mrs. Ord Charter sang a very pleasing solo during the afternoon. Tuesday was termed Church of England Day, the opening ceremony being performed by the Rector (the Rev. LI. R. Hughes, M.A.), and the speakers were Mr. Arthur Evill, and the Rev. W. M. Roberts, M.A. In the evening the can- tata, The Ram's Sacrifice," and Brahmin Wedding were the attractions. Yesterday (Wednesday) was Welsh Calvinistic Methodist and Presbyterian Day, the President being the Rev. C. T. Astley, M.A., and the speaker the Rev. H. C. Lewis, B.A., B.D_
The Deganwy Typhoid Case. To THE EDITOR OF THE Weekly News. Dear Sir,—In case the report of the recent ac- tion at Liverpool Assizes might cause needless alarm, I shall feel extremely obliged if you will allow me to state a few facts as to what has really occurred in this Borough during the forty years I have practised here. It was suggested by witnesses for the defence in support of their theory that an estuary simi- lar to. that of the River Conway was a recognised source of typhoid outbreak. Such a statement might do harm to this and the surrounding seaside resorts if it were allowed to pass unchallenged but I am happy to think that the majority of your readers, would treat this theory, so far as Conway is concerned, in the same way as the Liverpool Special Jury did. Now, what are the facts? There have been two outbreaks, if they can be so. called, one in 1:886, and the present one. In 1886 the ten cases were all traced to an im- pure milk supply from Gyffin village, and the disease was promptly stamped out, and the cause removed. The origin of the present out-break was a case from a farm in the Rural District, and at my instigation the Medical Officer of Health visited the farm, and discovered the cause. The case at Marl,e Farm was directly caused by the Rural case; and if the milk supply from Marie had been promptly stopped, as I suggested at first, no further cases would have broken out. It is significant that when the supply was stepped the so-called outbreak ceased. Apart from the Marie cases, there have only been four cases of typhoid notified, within the Borough of Conway during the last ten years, and two of these were imported. I trust that! these facts will dispel any need- less alarm which may have arisen in the minds of your readers, and that the public will rest assured' that the recent trouble has now been thoroughly eradicated.—Your obedient servant, R. ARTHUR-PRICHARD, M.R.C.S., ENG., L.R.C.P., E. Conway, 29th November, 1909.
Pity the Poor Cabby. To THE EDITOR OF THE Weekly News. Sir,—The winter season has now set in at Colwyn Bay, the season of "Carriages at 10.30," of Progressive Whist, 8 to 11.30," of Danc- ing. 9 p.m. to 1.30 a.m." Would it, I wonder, be considered imperti- nent to respectfully suggest to revellers to be ready to go as soon as their carriages and cabs arrive, and not to keep the drivers and their horses waiting outside in the possible rain and the probable cold? The tip of a shilling or two is a poor com- pensation for the unpleasantness of the job, and none whatever for the possibly supervening at- tack of pneumonia. In my experience the cabbies don't mind much how late we are—what they would like is to find us ready when they call for us. Remember, these fellows have to get up at just the same time next morning, while we—or some of us—slumber on till-I won't say what hour!—Yours, &c., GANTAMA BUDDHA. Colwyn Bay, Nov. 24th, 1909.
Colwyn Bay Footpaths. To THE EDITOR OF THE Weekly News. Sir,-A correspondent in yours of last week brought up the question of footpaths. I only wish, it was noticed by our Surveyor as was the case twelve months ago. Being a fine afternoon, I decided to visit the Flagstaff, where the Gorsedd is to be held next year. I started up Llewelyn-road, and notioedi with some surprise a great privet hedge extend- ing half a. yard or so for a considerable distance on to. the parapet, and thus preventing its free use to a great extent by the public. The unusual growth betrays its intrusion for a long period. I made straight for the Woods, and after some stiff climbing, landed near the Post Office on the top only to find I had missed my way by not turning at the right place in. the woodland walk to the Four Crosses." If a directing board was fixed where I have indicated it would be a great boon to many hundreds that may come next year to the Gor- sedd only to be led astray from it, if this is not attended to. I understand great numbers of strangers, wan- der in the direction I took every year from just the same cause. However, I wended my way to (the right up the road and was rewarded by a fine view of ithe Flagstaff) on lower ground: u. considerable distance away to the north. Pass- ing through a gate at the end of this road, I negotiated a well-defined, path on my right, leading towards a house in the hollow and ex- tending further Iby the roadway. 'Here I was effectually stopped, and I would like to know the reason why. It appears this was has been ini constant use for ages by the public, because it led to cot- tages (one now in ruins and another replaced by the house I mention, known until recently as Brynigwynledd), also to a well—the only source of water supply in the locality, and onwards by the road tOo the old residences, thus showing that the portion now shut off by gates was used in, each direction, time out of mind. I hope the town's Surveyor or Council or the public, will make some effort to have this "right of way verified if possible. It is highly important for the community that paths should be preserved, more especially in a dis- trict that possesses so much natural: beauty, and depends so largely for its prosperity on the number of visitors and new residents every year. With the National Eisteddfod close upon us and every season bringing its attractions- that vie with each other in seaside resorts elsewhere, we cannot afford to deny free access in the heautifu neighbourhood of Colwyn Bay. There are other paths much neglected.—I am, &c., A RESIDENT.
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Abergele Minister's Experiences in Egypt. The Rev. Robert Williams, Towyn, Abergele, delivered a lecture on A Trirn to Egypt," at the C.M. schoolroom, Abergele, on Thursday evening, Mr G. T. Evans presiding over a large audience. It will be remembered by local readers that Mr Williams made the trip to Egypt during the time he was seriously ill, nearly two years ago. As a general rule, I am not ena- moured of lectures, especially those of the "dry variety. But I confess that I thoroughly enjoyed the one under notice. Mr Williams made the trip on board the steamship Minep- tha," which carried 400 souls, 300 of whom were soldiers. At the commencement of the voyage he was much perturbed as to what might happen to him in the mountainous and mutin- o.us Bay of Biscay, but they sighted Spain with- out having experienced any discomforts as the result of crossing that boisterous part of Davy Jones' bosom. After another day and a half's sailing, the land of Portugal became visible. Lisbon, the capital, was then wrapped in utter darkness as a sign of mourning for their King, who had just then been assassinated. On the following Friday Mr Williams, being the only minister on board the ship, was asked to take the service on the following Sunday. At first he demurred, because he did not feel strong enough for the strain of a religious service. However, having much improved in health in the meantime, he consented to do so, but he was a bit surprised when told a shortly before the commencement of the meeting that the ser- vice would have to be according to the rites and ceremonies of the Church of England; but he went through the ordeal with something' akin to credit to himself. On Monday morning the vessel entered the Government harbour of Gib- raltar. The ship lying at anchor for a few hours aiiorded him an opportunity of exploring the inland, accompanied by the ship's doctor. One of the sights of Gibraltar (which is not un- like armouth) is its churchyard, in which many of the heroes of the never-to-be-forgotten battle of Trafalgar lie buried. Another place of inte- rest in the island is the Hotel Cecil, where he paid 4s. for a dinner which he had to eat through faith. There were four kinds of dishes placed before him, but it was a hopeless pro- blem to solve what they were made up of. (Laughter.) Leaving, Gibraltar to its own fate, the good ship Mineptha. ploughed the mighty deep till Algiers was reached. Algiers is as beautiful a city as Paris itself. It was but a short sail from Algiers to Malta, where tne lecturer was much pleased to be shown the spot where St. Paul experienced the inconvenience of a shipwreck. Malta, said Mr \\iilliams, was the only harbour in the world where ships are neither loaded or unloaded on the Sabbath. It was said of Malta that it was noted for its bells, yells, and swells." It also boasted of 60,000 priests. This was accounted for by the fact that the first-born son in every family is consecrated] to the priesthood. Mr vVilFams met in Malta a Mr Dodd. who, many years ago, was a pupil, and subsequently a tutor at the Bpworth College, Rhyl. The next port of call was Alexandria, made famous in one way by having given birth to Euclid, Clement, Origen, andl Athanasius. The lecturer said that during the shiort stay he made at Alexandria he received much kindness at the hands of Mr Jack Hughes, brother to the Misses Hughes, CheSJtervriHe, Abergele, who he was glad to see present at the meeting. From Alexandria the lecturer took us up to. Cairo,, where, in the Synagogue, the mummified remains of the prophet Jeremiah may be seen enclosed, in a chest, similar to the one in which the remains of Sion y Bodiau are preserved in the White Church, ruear Denbigh. Mr Williams concluded his lecture with a brief sketch of Egypt and the characteristics of the people. The proceedings were enlivered by Miss Myfanwy Owen singing Y Gwcw Fach, and Mr Edward Parry, Glan'rafon, Bettws, The Three Shipwreckers." SEARCHLIGHT.
North Wales Coast Football Association. A special meeting of the aboive Council was held at the Station Hotel, Llandudno Junction °u ^a^uf<^ayj ^r- R- John Hughes (President) in the chair. There were also present Messrs T W. Post (Treasurer), T. E. Purdy (Colwyn Bay), rrenry Lloyd (Conway), J. Gallagher (Holywell), T. O. Morgan (Conway), J. O. Davies (Colwyn Bay), J. E. Hilton (Llandudno), J. H. Vincent (Lilandudno), and Mr. J. Ll. Williams (Hon. Secretary). PROTESTS. Llechid Swifts lodged a protest, against David Jones, one of the Bangor Druids team in the second round of the Junior Cup, on the ground that he was unregistered. Messrs. W. J. Jones and J. Ellis appeared for Llechid, and Messrs R. W. Thomas and T. Donaldson for Bangor Druids. ° It was resolved to uphold the protest, and the match was ordered to be replayed on or before December nth. Blaenau Festiniog protested against T. Gilfett Trevor Jones, H. Roberts, R. D. Riohards, and Chisholm, who had taken part in lat season's Junior Coast Cup final, and who had played this season in the second round of the Cu, contrary to a resolution passed prohibiting them playing therein. Mr. R. Morris appeared for Festiniog and Mr. Gillett for Llanrwst. Mr. T. Gillett explained" in reply to query, put by the President, that the players mentionea were played in face of the ruling of the Council of the 22nd of September last, as the Llanrwst Committee considered that the Council could not adopt such a ruling, and there was also no rule which prevented the said players from tak- ing part in the Juniqp Cup competition. It was decided to uphold the protest, and that the cup-tie be awarded Blaenau Festiniog. It was further resoilved that the President severely censure Llanrwst for their attitude in the matter. THE ASSOCIATION'S FUNDS. Mr. Post reported a credit balance in. favour of the Association of C132 17s. 6d. AN IMPORTANT RULING. The Council ruled That any money taken in connection with a cup-tie, whether as admission money or for use of stands, &c., would come. under the term, of proceeds of gate,' and should be treated accordingly."