I Conway Rural District Council. THE QUESTION OF LLYSFAEN. 1-A,- s LLANDUDNO JUNCTION AFFAIRS. A meeting of the above Council was held on Friday, Mr Edward Wii-laams presiding. The following members were also present: —Messrs J. W. Raynes, Ben Fisher, Hugh Owen, Robert Ellis, Evan Evans, E. J. Evans, and Owen Williams; with the Clerk (Mr T. E. Parry), the Sanitary Inspector (Mr Levi John), and the Highway Surveyor (Mr John Davies). STEAM ROLLER DRIVER. Upon the proposal of Mr Hugh Owen, the steam roller driver, Hugh Williams, was retained for another month pending further arrange- ments. A LLANBEDR ROAD. Mr John Davies, the Highway Surveyor, re- ported that he recommended two culverts to be constructed on the Penyn ant-road, Llanbedr, one to be of stone and the other nine-inch pipes, and he estunated the cost of putting in repair a portion of the road of about 100 yards, by Salem chapel, at £ 8. He also recommended that the Glanyrafon cul- vert at Llechwedd be extended from six to eigtht feet. The Surveyor's recommendation was adopted. SURFACE WATER COMPLAINT AT LLYSFAiN. The Road Surveyor reported that two gullies and gratings had lately been placed upon the county road at Penmaen Rhos, Llysfaen, so as to take surface water, and the outlet pipe from both was discharging on to a public footpath, which leads to the Council's road, causing an- noyance to users of both the footpath and road. The report was adopted. GLAN CONWAY WATER MAINS. The Road Surveyor stated that he had in- spected the trenches and had no complaint to make, with the exception of about thirty yards of Pen-Tai-road, in the village, which requires levelling down a little; but all others of their roads had stood the wet weather remarkably well. QUEEN'S ROAD, LLANDUDNO JUNCTION. The Road Surveyor submitted the cost of re- pairing she above road:—Manual labour, N64 9s. 8d. team labour, ^23 2s. 4d. mater- ials, £ 20 11s. 3d. removal of wall, &c., by con- tractor, Mr David Roberts, £17 zos. Mr Lev; John's estimate, Z142; actual cost, ^134 135. 3d. cost under estimate, £ j 6s. 9a, Mr Hugh Owen It was a very good estimate, and I think we have done very well in carrying out the work ourselves. The Chairman They did very well. The Council was of opinion that the work was a credit to the two Surveyors. Mr Hugh Owen remarked that it was a pity that the gas mains had not been laid down be- lore the proper making of the road was pro- ceeded with. There was sure to be some drag- ging when the mains were being put down. Mr Ben Fisher hoped that the road would be put right after the gas mains had been laid. as near as possible as it was before operations commenced. The Chairman suggested that the Surveyor must see that this was done. Air John Davies, surveyor, said he was sure it would be alright. PENMAENRHOS PATHS. At a special meeting of the Council held on the 12th November, the Clerk read a letter from the Office, of Works, which stated that the Office was directed by Sir Stafford Howard to state that Messrs Kneeshaw. Lupton & Co. had for- warded to him a copy of the Council's letter to them, dated the 23rd October, and its terms ap- peared to be inconsistent with those of the Council's letter under reply, and whethei-, he was to understand that the Council, on further con- sideration, was prepared to fence in the path running from the bottom of the steps across lots iS and 19, with an unclimbable iron fence, as was understood to be the arrangement made at the meeting on the 10th December last. As re- gards the other path running down to the shore, it was understood that the necessary arrange- ments between the Council and Messrs Knee- shaw & Co. for the setting back of the door have been made, and that the formation of the path by the Council would now proceed as soon as it had been satisfactorily completed payment of the Crown's promised contribution of £7 10s. would b- made. It W.3 resolved that the following reply be sent: —" The Council are not prepared to fence the path running from the bottom of the steps across lots 18 and 19, with an unclimbable iron. fence, as they do not consider the path of any advantage to the public but the path from the steps to the bottom road lead- ing to the railway bridge was required to be opened- for the use of the public, and the Coun- cil will feel obliged to Sir Stafford Howard if he would get Messrs Kneeshaw, Lupton & Co. to remove the obstruction." After some discussion it was decided, as the matter kept being considered month after month, that Mr Raynes and the Chairman call at the office in London with a view of arranging the matter SLAUGHTERING IN THE JUNCTION. The Sanitary Surveyor reported that slaugh- tering was still being carried on by Mr W. Evans in the temporary building at the Junction. although he was ordered to discontinue, and the Surveyor would like to have the Council's in. structions. The Clerk stated that a communication had been received from Evans stating that he would like to appear personally before the Council to explain his position. Mr Evans appeared before the Council, and he explained that he had a great difficulty in finding a place, and he was reminded that he had stated that he had one in view some tiiim ago. A long discussion ensued, and Evaa.s ad- vised to seek another place at once, as the Council could do nothing further than insist upon the law being carried out in the matter. SURFACE WATER DRAIN AT PYDEW. Mr Levi John, the Sanitary Surveyor, reported that the commilttee met at the above place on November 6th. After some consideration, they decided to open once more, in Glanllyn Garden, at the end of the existing pipes, to try and find the joints in the rock into which the surface water has been running for a considerable time, Failing this, the alternative would be to lay a surface water drain for a distance of about 250. yards, at a cost of from fgo to £roo. The matter was deferred until the next meet- ing. SCAVENGING LLANDUDNO JUNCTION. THREATENED PROSECUTION. Mr Levi John reported that he was sorry that he was compelled to draw the Council's atten- tion again to the way in which the scavenging is carried out in the Junction portion of Llan. gwstenin. The bins were left for a fortnight or three weeks without having been emptied, and no amount of warning on his part had the least effect upon the scavenger, Mr Owen Griffiths. The Clerk was instructed to summon the con. tractor before the magistrates. Mr Hugh Owen stated that complaints about the matter had been made to him. DENBIGHSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL AND LLYSFAEN. A memorial of the County Council of Den- bighs-hire to the Local Government Board with regard to Llysfaen was read, in which it was stated that the said parish of Llysfaen is en. tirely surrounded by the County "of Denbigh, and that the boundaries of the main body of the county of Carnarvon at its nearest point was about three miles' distant from the said parish that the existence within the county of Denbigh
JA\ CI LONDON HOUSE, U. J WIN JELD, COLWYN BAY, Is now making a Special Display of • Choice Goods for th Xmas Trade. At the same time is Clearing Out jadies' Winter (pats, /Vlontics and ^ostum^s, AT V REDUCTIONS. DON'T PROCRASTINATE, BUT PURCHASE NOW.
Chester and North Wales Travellers' Association. The annual meeting of the Chester and North Wales Commercial Travellers' Association was held at Chester on Saturday, when the follow- ing officers were elected: -President, Mr H. M. Stone (Chester); vice-president, Mr R. H. Wat- son (Chester) hon. vice-presidents, Messrs T. Francis (Shrewsbury), E. Jackson; (Colwyn Bay), D. M. Jones (Rhyl), J. M. Owen (Carnarvon.), T. Owen (Liverpool), W. T. Roberts (Wrexham), L. W. Roberts (Barmouth), J. E. Simoni (Aber- ystwyth), W. J. Watkdms (Builth Wells), W. Wil- liamson (Bangor); hem. solicitor, Mr W. H. Barnes (Chester) hon. treasurer, J. S. Arnold (Chester) hon. secretary, K. H. Juler (Ches- ter) election representative, M. C. Sunter (Chester) trustees of the Local Benevolent Fund, Messrs H. Jones and T. S. Arnold.; com- mittee—one year, Messrs T. M. Johnson, H. R. Thomas, Evan. Williams, T. Sansoom, and R. Mills (Chester) two years, Messrs D. E. Evans, J. H. Jones, E. V. Dufficer. F. Carmichael, and J. W. Wardell (Chester). j
'lID Dearth of Clergy. Speaking at Rhyl on Saturday at a meeting of the St. Asaph Clergy Sustentaticm Fund, Alderman P. P. Pennant said that it could not bo expected that parents would put their sons into the Church when the incomes of many livings were so small. Men who had to spend a considerable sum of money on education, and who could not be ordained until 23 years of a'. expected a reasonable stipend. Until those reasonable stipends were assured there would be the present dearth of candidates for holy orders. In the interest of the Church as a whole-lay and clerical—it behoved Church people to see that funds were forthcoming to augment the incomes of the poorer clergy and to establish a pension fund. It was decided to formulate a scheme asking each communicant to contribute ait least is. per annum to the Diocesan Clergy Sustentation Fund.
The Christmas Savings. A Hint About Spending Them. Every thoughtful man and woman in the Brit- ish Islands by this has made some provision, or has in mind some plan, for making Christmas as merry a spossible. There is, perhaps, a nice little sum in the Savings Bank, the Money Club, or the Christmas Club, which will be drawn out for all sorts of purposes before the festive sea- son arrives. No matter what the amount may be, be it large or small, the object should be to make the most of ist; to spend it with the idea of getting the most and the best enjoyment from it, and there is no Christmas fruit so nutritious, economical, or indispensable as currants. Now is the time to buy your currants, because you have the new season's stock to choose from. There is the Christmas pudding to think of, the Mince-pies, or the Christmas cake. There are many ways of preparing currant dainties particularly suitable for the Yule Tide season. In fact there are nearly 150 curront recipes for the housewife to choose from, all contained in the little Currant Cookery Book entitled Home Recipes for Cooking Currants," which your grocer has in stock. He will hand you a copy of it free of charge if you ask him. Below is a recipe taken from this little book let: PLAIN CURRANT CAKE. lb. butter, 5 oz. castor sugar, 5 oz. cur- rants, lb. flour, 2 eggs, teaspoonful baking powder, Y, gill milk. METHOD.—Cream, the butter and sugar well together, beat in the eggs quickly, add the sffted, flour and baking powder, and lastly the cur- rants. A little more milk may be added if re- quired. Place the mixture in a buttered cake tin, and bake in a moderate over from i to I hours.
Conway Board of Guardians. THE INSPECTOR PRAISES THE BOARD. The fortnightly meeting of this Board was held on Friday, Mr William Williams (deputy- chairman) presiding. The following members were present:—Mrs Thomas Lloyd, Miss Champneys, Mrs Barrow Williams, Mrs O'ldman, Miss Lewis, Miss Williams, Messrs J. W. Raynes, J.P., J. T. Taylor, John Williams (Con- wav), Albert J. Oldman, O. W. Roberts, Samuel Bai-tlev, William Davies, Edward Williams, Edward Roberts, Edward Jones, Hugh Owen, P. H. McClement, E. J. Evans, R. Ellis, Owen Williams, David Jones (Llan), and David Jones (Llandudno) the Clerk (Mr T. E. Parry), Mr J. W. Post (deputy clerk), and the other officials. Mr H. R. Williams, Local Government Boara Inspector, was also in attendance. GIFTS. The following were cordially thanked for various gifts received during the month :-Mrs Rogers Jones, Glan Conway; Mrs Henry' Wil- liams, Tryphena House, Llandudno; Mr Wil- liam Williams, Myrtle House, Llandudno Capt. Brooke, Morfa, Conway, and Mrs Hunter, Morfa, Conway. CHILDREN IN THE HOMES. It having been reported that the boys' Home was full (13) and the girls' (6), the Clerk, at a meeting of the Homes Superintending Com- mittee, was instructed to see if any girls from other Homes might be removed to the girls' Home. The ladies' Visiting Committee recommended that the time was not yet ripe for the institu- tion of periodical visits to the Homes apart from members of the Board. THE INSPECTOR'S PRAISE AND ADVICE. Mr H. R. Williams, the Inspector, said he felt happy in being present with them that day. It was the fourth Board he had visited that week, and it was a pleasure to be present, and not be able to find anv fault with them in the administration of their work. As to the Cottage Homes, he would like to say one word about the new venture. They were not to expect per- fection in such matters. He was quite satisfied with the progress they had made. Boys would be bovs and all the men present had been boys +hem selves If a boy was not in mischief, he was not a bov. (Laughter.) Let them have a little freedom. He was very irritated when he found that the taster mother expected the boys to be angels, and he soon found out that she was not fit to be there, and he asked her if she had not got something good to say on the boys behaH. (Hear, hear.) What they had done had been in the best interest of the child and the ratepayers as well, and they should do every- thing to let the children have proper training. One weak point was the getting rid of the child- ren. Girls should be sent from the Homes to a training home to be thoroughly equipped for service. There were training homes at Carnar- von and Holyhead, and the work done there was excellent. During a few years thirty girls had been turned out at Carnarvon, and every one was an absolute success, and were not thinlk- iriP of coming home. Other Boards of Guard- ians were watching Conway's progress, and the Guardians should give eadh of the boys some work of a skilled character. He was very glad to thank one boy desired to become a baker. Little bovs should be encouraged in being asked what they would like to be. That Board had done splendid work with the children. The Re- lieving Officers had also a great responsibili- y in the administration of out-relief, and they ought to be satisfied that people were well looked after. In the case of widows, some places had widows' committees, who got out all information concerning them, and in the case of a widow with four or five or more chldren, they had considered if it would not be better to give relief in such cases as to keep the mother at home. That was considered money well spent. The indoor administration of that Union was excellent, and there was something about tht, in- stitution which made one feel happy when one was leaving the place, to think of the happiness there and the homeliness about the old women and sick. The Workhouse was to be measured as a graded infirmary. If many that were there were not in the institution, where would they be ? He had given inmates every chance, and encouraged them to make any complaints if they had any, of the characters of the inmates, and he was pleased to say he had not heard one. Some Boards of Guardians were not a credit to anyone. He was at a Board that morning where he had to call attention to a sexiou-s matter. They, as Guardians, should give an opportunity to the ratepayers to come and see that that House was not such as many had formed the opinion—a prison. They, in Wales, were a little too sentimental yet, and there were occasions when they (the Guardians) should be a little more persistent in offering the House to people Replying to Mr William Davies, the classifica- tion of paupers had answered admirably. By that, it was not intended to screw down the paupers, but really to get at imposters. It was a perfect system, and he would suggest a Re- visory Committee composed of members of each of the committees, where cases could be dealt with on their merits. Mr John Williams said they were all thankful to Mr Williams for his address and advice, and he (the speaker) wondered whether it was not possible to alter the word Workhouse to some less objectionable name. The Inspector replied that he generally used the term Union, and the Chairman said that matter would receive attention again. A vote of thanks was accorded the Inspector for his encouraging address. THE CLASSIFICATION SCHEME. Mr William Davies moved-" That prints of the last Classification Committee's scheme be sent out with the next House Committee's agenda, and that such Committee take the sub- ject matter into their consideration." After some discission, this was carried.
The physique of the whole of the population of London is improving; and one of the causes of this is the development of &winiming.-Rev Stewart Headlam, at the London Schools' Swimming Association.
A bergele Police Court. LL ANFAIRTALHAIARN RATES. Mr. Giles Griffith presided over this Court on Saturday, when the following Justices were pre- sent :—Messrs Edward Williams, W. Humb- lev and J. T. Millwaard; together with the Clerk (Mr. E. A. Crabbe) and Superintendent Beresford DRUNK IN CHARGE OF A HORSE. Owen Hughes, of Bryn-yr-Aur, Llanfairtal- haiarn, pleaded guilty to being drunk in charge of a hoarse and trap on the 15th of last month 'n Abergele. P.C. William Richards, who proved the case, stated that the defendant was so drunk that 11\ had to have the animal and trap taken from him and put into safety. A fine of 5s. and costs, was imposed. TRESPASSING IN PURSUIT OF GAME. Thomas John Powell, Bodchwil, Llanfairtal- haiarn, was summoned by. David Schofield, gamekeeper in the employ of Mr. Audley Thomas, for trespassing on the 16th November at Ty Canol, Llanfairtalhaiarn, which land is in the occupation of Mr. Edward Jones. Mr. Joseph Lloyd, Rhyl, appealed to prose- cute, and the defendant pleaded guilty, and at the same time admitted that he had gone after a pheasant which he had shot. The Bench fined the defendant. 10s. and costs, and the Chairman, addressing him, said We have taken a lenient view of the case. A young fellow like you ought to know better. I under- stand your parents are very respectable, and it you come here again you will be severely dealt with." PECULIAR RATE CASES FROM LLANFAIRTALHAIARN. Joseph Roberts, Cynant Ganol, Llanfairtal- haiarn, was summoned for non-payment of 9s. 7d. special expenses rate. Mr. W. Griffith, the late Assistant Overseer's father, said that he was carrying on the work since the death of his son, and he produced the rate made in February Last, by which the defend- ant was rated at 9s. 7d,. for special expenses. The Clerk enquired if the rate had been duiy demanded. Mr. Griffith replied that he believed it had, but his son, who was dead, had done that work. The Clerk I am afraid, unless you can prove that, you cannot proceed. Mr. Griffith: I have asked him personally for tlie money, and' I have written him a private letter by order of the Overseers but he bays he will not pay. The Clerk then asked the defendant if he ad- mitted having had the demand note, and the defendant said he did admit, but he did not pay as he did not know what the rate was for. There was also a poor rate. Mr. Griffith He has paid the poor rate, but not the other. He paid it on October 3rd, but should have paid it before September 30th. He aid he would not pay this, and for us to take proceedings Defendant: What is the rate for ? Mr. Griffith: I cannot say. It is the amount asked, for by the Overseers for special expenses, and I cannot say what the particulars are. Defendant: I had the rate paper, but I don't know what the rate is for. The Clerk That does not matter. Defendant: But no rate collector has called for tlie rate for five or six years. Before deciding the case, the Bench decided to hear other similar cases. John Roberts, Thomas Roberts, and Jane Ro- berts, Bedwyn Isa', Llanfair, were the next de- fendants dealt with, and the former said he re- presented\ all parties, and would admit that be had a demand note but it was sent by poai. He wanted to know whether it was right to send the demandl note by post, instead of the rate collector calling, and whether it was right that the rate should be collected by children, as was done in Llanfair. The Chairman There is no point in that. The Clerk It is not a matter for the Bench. Defendant: Have I ever refused to pay the rate ? Mr. Griffith: I asked you personally for it in the shop, and afterwards I sent you a private letter but I had no necessity to do so.. I sent you a letter warning you that you would be summoned, but you aid not reply to it. Defendant: When did you send the letter? lt. Griffith About two weeks ago. Defendant: I did not have the letter. Mr. Griffith I cannot help that. I did not register it; but I know it was sent. The Chairman He acknowledges having had the demand note, and that is sufficient. Defendant: But there is a mistake in the de- mand note. I am charged with 5s. arrears, and I have all my receipts here. Mr. GrifRth There are no arrears. The figures are put against the word arrears instead, of by the buildings and land. The Chairman, looked at the demand note and confirmed what Mr. Griffith had said. He also pointed out that the defendants that day had made a point that they did not know what the rate was for, whereas on the clerr-andi notes the particulars of the rate were given. The, Bench had decided to make an order for payment of the rates .nd costs against each defendant. The Clerk (to Mr. John Roberts) Will you pay now and save 2S. for the distress warrant? Defendant: 1 have never refused to pay the rates. I will pay those, and I would have paid before if the collector had explained matters. The Clerk The magistrates have nothing to do with that. Will you pay to-day? Defendant: I will pay the rates. Mr. Griffith He says all along he will pay the rates, but I want the costs as well. The Clerk Will you pay 7s. costs in each case as well as the rates, or will you pay on the distress warrant, which will cost you 2s. more. If you pay to-day you will save 2s. The defendants decided to pay.
A chatty article by Mr Ian Malcolm in the December Cornhill refers to some Parlia- mentary sayings. Someone, he says, was prais- ing Mr Lloyd George to his face as a charming companion, with the sole defect that he was the arch-enemy of the land and the Church," to which he sweetly replied Indeed, that is a ing Mr Lloyd George to his face as a charming companion, with the sole defect that he was the arch-enemy of the land and the Church," to which he sweetly replied Indeed, that is a very large indictment: to call me the foe of this world and the next."
Penmaenmawr Licensee Convicted. THE MAGISTRATES' RECOMMENDATIONS. At the Conway Sessions on Monday, before Mr Ephraim Wood and other magistrates, Richard Jones, Althorp, pleaded guilty to being drunk in the Mountain View Hotel, on the 27th November, and he was ordered to pay 5s and costs. Thomas Henry Milnes, the licensee of the hotel, was then charged with permitting drunkenness by allowing the previous defendant to be served on the premises. Mr James Marks appeared to prosecute, and the defence was taken up by Mr S. Lycett Lewis, Bangor, who pleaded not guilty. Mr Marks briefly outlined tlie facts of the case and stated that although the evidence was short, it was conclusive. P.C. W. Jones said that shortly after 5 p.m. on the Saturday afternoon in question, he visited ihe Mountain View Hotel, and there found in the snug room or jug department, d nes who was in the act of drinking a glassi beer. There was no other customer in the i oom, and the witness drew the attention of the barman to his condition, and Hart replied, He was all right when he came in; he has only been in a few minutes." The licensee was called, and he took the drink away. Witness told Jones to leave the premises, and he invited the licensee to see for himself how he walked, and he said, He is not so bad." Witness followed Jones outside and saw that he was very drunk. In trying to cross the s reet he crashed against the pillars of the verandah on the other side. Witness persuaded Jones to go home, and he did so. Replying to Mr. Lewis, witness said he expected to find Jones under the influence of drink when he went in. The door of the room in which Jones was opened immediately into the street. Mr. Lewis And you will agree that the bar- man could have no opportunity of watching this man walk. Mr. Marks You are getting on rather dangerous ground when an official of the house cannot tell whether a man is drunk or not. Replying to further questions, witness said that the barman ought to have been able to tell by Jones' face that he was not sober, as he had a drunken look on him. Jones was not a person of a drunken reputation, whom licensees ought to be prepared against. He admitted that during his stay at Penmaenmawr, Mr. Milnes had conducted the hotel much better than any of his predecessors. Edward Lewis Jones, a postman, said he was re- turning from Dwygyfylchi on his bicycle on the day in question, and he saw Jones very drunk on the road. He was wobbling about and could not stand on his feet. Witness very nearly ran him down with his bicycle. He saw him enter the Mountain View Hotel. Replying to Mr. Lewis, witness said Jones was not mis-behaving in any way, but his legs would not hold him. T. M. Jones, butcher, Clarendon Buildings, also spoke to seeing Jones staggering across the street, very much under the influence of drink. He saw the last witness on his bicycle, and but for very careful manipuiation of the machine, he would have run into Jones. He also saw Jones enter the hotel. For the defence Mr. Lycett Lewis submitted that the defendant had been wrongly charged. He said that if he could say that the man was drunk, but that the defendant did not know it. He was not careless, and he used all reasonable precaution, and if the magistrates were satisfied that defendant was not guilty of carelessness, and did not connive at it, then, in spite of the fact, the magistrates must say that they were not satisfied that the case against the licensee was proved. The bsrman had o reason to suppose that the man was drunk. T. H. Milnes, the defendant, said he did not see Jones enter the hotel, but he had given the barman express instructions. Chas. Hart, the barman, said his attention was first drawn to Jones by him calling out for a glass of beer through the window. To all outward appearance he was sober, and witness had not the slightest suspicion that he was under the influence of drink. Jones was in the house about five minutes before the constable arrived, and he explained to the officer that he did not think Jones was drunk at the time he served him. The officer said he would have to report the matter, but that he must admit that the hotel had been conducted in a better manner than ever before. On his oath he would say that he had not the faintest suspicion that the man was intoxicated. Replying to Mr. Marks, the witness said that a man might be drunk and staggering and yet not look it in the face. The only opportunity he had of seeing him was through the window in the vaults. Do you mean to say it is proper and careful con- duct at a public house to serve a man without having an opportunity of seeing what his condi- tion is?-No answer. Are you in the habit of serving people with glasses of beer through this window ?—Yes. Don't you think it is very risky ?—Well, it isfthe compartment for it. I only saw his head and shoulders. When did you see Jones first that day ?—About 3 p.m. in the Vaults. He stayed there about half an hour. If he says he stayed there two hours is that correct ? Mr. Lewis objected. Air. Marks Is that correct ?-I could not say, because I went off duty in the afternoon. Re examined, the witness said that Jones was perfectly sober at 3 o'clock. The magistrates retired, and after a short con- sulfation the Chairman said that they had come to the conclusion that the case had been proved, and that drink was supplied to a drunken man. A fine of lOS. and costs would be imposed, and they recommended to the landlord that some altera- tions should be made in the place, as they felt it was rather a trap for serving drunken people. The bench suggested that the landlord should not serve drink at tiiat place. Milnes Very good, sir. It shall not occur again.
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Booming Colwyn Bay. The annual concert and variety entertainment arranged by the Town Advertis-ing Association ini aid of the fuindis, of that body was held in the Pier Pavilioii on, Wednesday evening, and proved a greater success than ever. An excel- ¡ lent programme had been drawn up, which sus- tained the interest of a large audience for three and a qu alter hours. Items had been chosen to suit all tastes, and numerous as were the encores they would have been largely increased had the wishes of the audience been acceded to on every occasion. Fortunately, the stage man- agement was in capable hands, and so the enter- tainment did not drag out to an inordinate length. This year, for the first time, the patron- age of the Urban District Council had been solicited, and willingly bestowed, and another new departure was the presence of a Chairman, Mr. David Gamble, J.P., Chairman of the Urban District Council, filling that position. In the course of his remarks Mr. Gamble said he regretted the fact that as the district was not a borough it was impossible to levy a rate for advertising purposes. The Town Advertising Association was carrying on an excellent work, and deserved the support of all who were in- terested in the welfare of the town. (Applause.} An advertising board had recently been formed, which was composed of representatives of every town in North Wales, and money was required to set an advertising scheme in motion. Such a deserving object should find ready support. (Applause ) Messrs. Thomas Edwards and Llewelyn Jones. were the stage managers, and the following gentlemen acted as stewards :—Messrs. J. Freu Francis, W. R. Hands, J. T. Dowell, Jos. H. Roberts, S. Kyffin Williams, S. Johnston, J. Waters, E. Francis Evans, G. Marfell, and W. Jones. The accompanist was Miss Muriel Hammers- ley, who is always so willing to act in that somewhat thankless office. The first item consisted of two. action songs performed bv the children of the Infant School, entitled "Ching Chang's Tea Shop," and The Christmas Stocking." Tiny tots to the number of fifty had been trained by Miss Boyd and Miss Dunning, assisted by the other teachers of the school, and so quaintly did they sing and dance that the enraptured audience recalled them again and again. The training of such young children must be no easy matter, and both they and their teachers are entitled to much credit upon the clever display. Mr. Llewelyn Davies, than whom there is no. more popular local vocalist, gave a song illustrated by lantern slides and entitled The Sailor's Grave." The slides, which Mr E. R. Chaplin showed with his customary ability, were on the whole good, but the latter ones were very crude. To a person of aesthetic taste it was difficult to see any real beauty in the angels," though it must be said in their favour that their advent was greeted with loud applause by the juveniles present. Happily, the singing was not affected by the views, and as an encore Mr. Davies gave "Sally in our Alley," which also was illustrated, and this time with better success. The audience were next favoured by a selection by the Band of the Marine Dragoons, the conductor being Major Huwco. Both their costumes and music were provocative, of roars of laughter, one mus- ician boldly placarding himself as the Trfsn Kelly." The company shook with merriment at the antics of the Major, who has a style of conducting expressely his own. Nevertheless, one has seen conductors more widely famed than "Huwco" whose actions were not one whit less absurd. Needless to say, the band was repeatedly recalled. Mrs. Bruce, so well known locallv as a talented vocalist and actress, lend,ered "Poor Wand'ring One" from the Pirates of Penzance in so. pleasing a way that she had to return several times to bow her acknowledgments. As she was appearing later in the evening, there was no encore. Mr. A. E. Bird recited with fine dramatic effect "The Last Shot (a tale of the Indian Mutlny), and as an encore gave a humorous recitation ingeniously touched up to apply to local affairs. It was re- ceived uproariously, and the audience was ^ren- dered helpless with mirth. Mr. Fred Nee, who since his arrival in Colwyn Bay has estab- lished himself as a favourite comedian, gave "I'm one of the upper ten," and as an encore Take no notice." Both songs were very well received. Wee Cisisie, whose name was starred on the programme, was the next to appear, and captivated the audience with her singing and dancing. She sang The Old French Bonnet and "The Little Italian Girl, and was certamly rightly described as an infant phenomenon She had previously appeared at Colwyn Bay in a pantomime at the PUlblic Hall, when she sang the 11 Teddv Bear song. Her display on this occasion showed a great advance on that of a year ago. Miss E. M. Shield, well known as the possessor of a fine voice and the winner of numerous prizes at competitive meetings, gave the Dream of Home," and as an encore Violets." A new comedian to Colwyn Bay audiences was Jock Kenyon," who made his bow in Imitations of Harry Lauder, and doubtless after his successful appearance he will be much in request at local concerts. His sketch of an excited Scotsman at a cup final Wd. eyceotionally well done, albeit he lapsed occa- sionally, into the Welsh accent. He was one of the greatest successes of the evening. There was no interval, and part two was entered upon by a drill and gymnastic display given by the boys of the Colwyn Gymnasium School under the instructor, Mr. G. P. Roberts, I.S.T.A. The boys' efforts met with hearty appreciation, some of them showing considerable skill on the para- llel bar. An illustrated patrioue song, Duty's Call (Burwell) was given by Mr. Llewelyn Davies, the composer himself acting as accom- panist. The slides bore but a vague relation to the words of the song, which is an inspiring one with a rousing chorus. Mr. Burwell is, ot course, the organist of Brynymaen Church, and the composer of other well-known pieces. Others who appeared a second time were Wee Cissie, in the Teddy Bear song and dances Mr Fred Nee," in an extremely clever character sketch "The Welshman and the Telephone Mrs Bruce in "Love the Pedlar," and Miss Edith Shield, who rendered Good-bye." Mi;, Harry Reynolds was accordled a tremendous Reception, and showed by his humorous rendering of A can rattle my money-box," and a quantity of clever patter that he is still the clever comedian who drew crowds to see him in the sketches on the Promenade. Mr. Reynolds was prevented, by indisposition from appearing in the latter part of last season, and many rejoiced to see him once more in harness. The programme came to a close with a farcical skotclidtc en- titled The World of Thought Reading," by Professors Beero and Bunco, which rendered the audience quite hysterical. In the course of the evening Mr. J. I'red Francis, Chairman of the T.A.A., proposed votes of thanks to Mr. Gamble and the artistes, who had given their services, they being carried with acclamation.. Owing to the kindness of the artistes and the excellent wav in which the entertainment was arrangedi, the expenses, excluding the cost of the hire of the Pavilion, will be covered by half a sovereign, so a substantial surplus is assured. Mr. Fraicis, on behalf of the Association, pre- sented Wee Cissie with a handsome box of chocolates, and she was also the recipient of two other boxes from members of the audience. 88IIIC
Should we laugh or cry over the incident re- ported from the St. Pancras School for Mothers in London? It is a story off a poor mother who dissolved into tears when her baby was un- dressed at the hospital and its wasted limbs re- vealed, and who ingeniously explained her grief by saying that it was a beautiful child last time it was undressed." A social worker, at the same meeting, advertised a certain mothers' en- tertainment with the words, You may bring your baby—or other work."
of such isolated part of another county was the cause of great inconvenience and trouble in the administration of county work, especially in re- gard to the repair and maintenance of main, roads, the police administration, and the ad- J ministration of the Public Health Acts and the Poor Law Acts. Inquests have been hitherto held by the Coroner for West Denbighshire at the expense of the county of Denbigh. Persons charged with offences in Llysfaen are now usually tried before the Petty Sessional Court at Colwyn Bay in the county of Denbigh, and it has been the practice hitherto, when such persons are committed, to send them to the Denbighshire Assizes or Quarter Sessions. Under the Licensing Laws, holders of licences- for the sale of intoxicating drinks have now to go to Conn-ay, which is six or eight miles' dis- tant, to get their licences renewed, whereas the Colwyn Bay Sessional Court was not more than two or three miles' distant from any part of the parish of Llysfaen. The most convenient places for otaining secondary education open to the children in the parish of Llysfaen are at Aber- gele and Colwyn Bay, both of which are in the county of Denbigh, and are within easy distance from Llysfaen. It would be a great advantage in many respects if the parish were transferred to Denbighshire, and it does not appear that any disadvantage would accrue to the inhabitants of the parish by such transference. Mr Hugh Owen (who is a member of the Car- narvonshire County Council) stated -that he haa to attend a committee meeting on the matter. What was the view of the representative of the parish ? Mr J. W. Raynes said he had hitherto strong- ly objected to the course proposed by Denbigh- shire but having regard for the fact that the Carnarvonshire Council would not give the par- ishioners what was due to them-they had been refused an extra policeman for the parish. The Carnarvonshire County Council bad refused to give due attention to the schools, and to provide properly for roadside paths. He thought, per- sonally, it would be better for the parish to be associated with Denbighshire. He believed the disadvantages of the change would be out- weighed by the advantages. On the motion of Mr Raynes, it was resolved to defer the consideration of the matter for a month, pending the conference which is to take place between representatives of the two County Councils.