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GLAN CONWAY. DEATH OF MR. MASON,—We regret to announce the death of Mr Phillip Frederick Mason, of The Rosery," Glan Conway, which sad event took place on the 26th November, at the ripe age of 84 years, Mr. Mason was a native of Manches- ter, but had been resident in the district for about twenty years, and was a much-respected and venerable resident. The funeral took place on the Monday following at the Parish Churchyard, the Rector, the Rev. Griffith Williams, officiating. Amongst, the chief mourners were Mrs Mason (widow), Mr. H. Mason (son), Mr. L. Rivett (son-in- law), Mr. H. Rogers Jones, Mr. and Mrs Whittaker, Deganwy Mr. Thos. Evans, Oaktield. Several wreaths were sent. A TEMPERANCE EVENING. On Friday evening, under the auspices of the Bryn Ebenezer Literary and Debating Society, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Mr. R. Hughes, Felyn Ucha. A splendid address,'in his most eloquent and convincing style, was given by the Rev. Robert Williams, M.A., upon temperance, and another learned address by Miss Looms, Victoria Terrace. Interesting competitions were also held in singing and spelling, the successful competitors being Master Owen Hughes and Miss Owens. The evening was a pleasant one in every respect. AN ANTIQUATED CUSTOM.—Some old cus- toms in rural places die hard. But there exists in these days of social advancement a custom that is more worthy of the first days of railway travelling. For instance, passengers alighting at the Railway Station, after dropping down on to the low plat- form, are obliged to congregate together at the gate to await the departure of the train on its jouriiey and the advent of the porter to unlock the gate and receive tickets. This is a custom that should be obsolete a generation ago. And further, when passengers run at the last minute for the last train, the gate is locked, and passengers may have to lose the train through this irritating custom. Surely we are now in a sufficiently advanced age to have such a thing rectified and the convenience f passengers studied more. Mr. Lane is one of t he most genial of stationmasters, and if he could .c ring about this reform he would be in the eyes of the public more genial still.


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