Tel. No. 13. Telegram a: gU = ■ -i —— | 3 "PWLLYCROCHAN," Colwyn Bay I "T*HIS First-class Family Hotel is raoet beaati- ■ms~2: k ,*i .SJ fully situated in ita own finely-wooded Park. =-ft- S in the Bay of Colwyn, commanding splendid Iw Nat. Tel. No. lo. Telegrams: gU = ■ -i —— | 3 "PWLLYCROCHAN," Colwyn Bay I "T*HIS First-class Family Hotel is raoet beaati- ■ms~2: k ,*i .SJ fully situated in ita own finely-wooded Park. =-ft- S in the Bay of Colwyn, commanding splendid "1- _r-=gl yiews; within a short Drive of Conway and v ■ b" j « Llandudno, and a few minutes walk to the SJ r"f* V icv~?r s- i> I Beach and Station. A most desirable winter fiH r- ——— ^°7«>35L-!UL^'r residence, nicely sheltered, also heated through- Bs •rv&kSi S r S .4 FFIVT&F-W '<$JM Etectric Lm' Sepan"e ™e"' ■FEV, SM POST HORSES AND CARRIAGES. "X LAWN TENNIS. GOLF, SEA" BATHING. PWLLYCROCHAN HOTEL. COLWYN BAY. (THE LATE RESIDENCE OF LADY ERSKINE.) 17 v ■ b" j « Llandudno, and a few minutes walk to the SJ r"f* V icv~?r s- Beach and Station. A most desirable winter fiH r- ——— ^°7«>35L-!UL^'r residence, nicely sheltered, also heated through- Bs •rv&kSi S r S .4 out. FFIVT&F-W Elf <$JM Electric Light. Separate TRbles. ■FEV, SM POST HORSES AND CARRIAGES. "X LAWN TENNIS. GOLF, BILLIARDS, SEA:BATHING. PWLLYCROCHAN HOTEL. COLWYN BAY. (THE LATE RESIDENCE OF LADY ERSKINE.) 17 COLWYN BAY HOTEL, N. WALES. LONDON & NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY (HOLYHEAD LINE). Telegrams: Colwyn Bay Hotel, Colwyn Bay. Nat. Telephone No. Q. *7* •■ ?" 111 ■— 111 Excellent service of Express Trains from Manchester, J> BMKMWW NHSM Liverpool, Midland Counties and the Soutn v' V'' SM S! 6N !!t t Delightfully situated on the border of the Bay, «■_> M N SW within a few minutes' walk of the Colwyn Bay < Railway Station. KJ > • COFFEE ROOM, DRAWING ROOM, LOUNGE &BILLIARX> "4 R ""Ig'' ROOM on the Ground Floor, overlooking the Bay. ■" -P j| ELECTRIC LIGHT THROUGHOUT. 'y "™ The private grounds and terraces form an attractive promenade for visitors. eets all traus. Hotel Porter in Scarlet Uniform m Wl'TH PiT STA13LFS COACH HOLISE. MOTOR GARAGE "1* ,^r >yW This Hotel has been officially appointed by the Automobile Club of Great Britain and Ireland. [ During the Season, COACHES start from the Hotel to iS^jS^C'l' I BettwE y-Coed, Llandudno, Conway Castle and other places of interest in the district. COLWYN BAY AS A WINTER RESORT. Is strongly recommended by eminent Medical Men ""■—i—i I-" «r—. J the mildness and dryness ofits climate. A REDUCED WINTER TARIFF. 18 MISS THORPE, Manageress. TELEGRAMS:"METROPOLE,COLWYNBAY.= NAT!ONALTELEPHONN:No.lSS. COLlMYN BAY. FIRST CLASS. MODERN. One Minute's walk from Railway Station and two from Promenade and Pavilion. PERFECT SANITATION. SPACIOUS PUBLIC ROOMS. DRAWING, WRITING, AND SMOKE ROOMS. B 1-11iT1 i BTI I 17I i Pg!! fil! L9. in'1 LOUNGE. RECREATION ROOM. BILLIARD ROOM (2 Ij DINLEXCE^ENT(SecUIS!NE. ?^K. |i,(| Hfcb t p| BALLS, DINNERS, AND RECEPTIONS jTrrtlrr^ ^iKir^lElT^i JVr"L* ''yjM CATERED FOR. jhffliffil <» w I[[3li j nil kjLllrfK li J-j^i f r"'j; Electric Light and Bells throughout. "■ "V r « *->' I'f STOCK ROOMS. MOTOR GARAGE NEAR jTrrtlrr^ ^iKir^lElT^i JVr"L* ''yjM CATERED FOR. jhffliffil <» w I[[3li j nil kjLllrfK li J-j^i f r"'j; Electric Light and Bells throughout. "■ "V r « *->' I'f STOCK ROOMS. MOTOR GAHAGE NEAR Hotel Porters meet trains. ^t^lMlliil Manageress, MISS GRISDALE. 19 GONWAT • OAKWOOD PARK HOTEL. The most daintily equipped in the Principality. IS-Hole Golf Links, laid out by Alex. Herd. Play every day. m, 1 -1 «- Beautifully situated y on the Old Coach Road half-way between Cøn. •' way and the head Sychnant Pass. Tennis, bowling greel) 4'-> EIectric,LigI^ • 5" throughout. 'v- •' Alfresco Afternoon Teay <w"/ 'C_j| Oakwood Park Lawns .> — 1 Hotel 'Bus meets ■' i^-c. 'i > £ v Trains. Jk Telegrams: .'OAKWOOD, CONWAY Telephone No, 25. Mrs. BAILEY, MANAGERESS. LOCK YER' S PRIVATE HOT EL, MARINE ROAD, k^" T" ~~JT COLWYN BAY. Old Established. j W9^ t s OTANDING in its own grounds, <■- vj) within two minutes' walk E_ of the Sea, near the Pwllycrochan irW Woods, in the west end of Colwyn ,1 Bay, the Bournemouth of North i Special Terms for Winter Season. ^1 Under personal management of MR. MRS. LOCKYER. Telephone No. 0187. 'r>' Telegrams LOCKYER, COLWYN BAY 22 (t'1;j9.. Ç> POp' ó' R -< GiI t; ("H- 1rlO :;d'q1 g r-< 0 ri' H-> Ö Ö z C) Iran' >4 r:: En z T7 z g gR ö" .4 J. BAY. (SUCCESSOR TO EDWIN JOINES.) *3 MARSDEN & CO., Tailors, Breeches and Livery Makers, Ladies' Costumiers, and Undertakers, VAUGHAN STREET, LLANDUDNO. TERMS-5 percent discount for Cash. Mourning Orders Completed in 24 Hours J. DICKEN & SONS, 14alase Furnishers, &c. CHEAPEST HOUSES IN THE DISTRICT. Largest Selection Linoleums, Cork, English &:Foreign Carpets, &c. Bedroom Suites a Speciality Yaugban Street, Llandudno. Tf Station Road, Colwyn Bay, It FURNITURE REMOVERS AND UNDERTAKERS.
Colwyn Bay Police Court. CHAUFFEUR FINED. A LLYSFAEN DISPUTE. Mr. Joseph Smith presided over Saturday's Court, when the following Justices were also pt,e,sent: -Messrs. William Jones, Joseph Dicken, J. Berth Jones, Edward Williams, and George Bevan; together with the Clerk (Mr. James Amphlett) and Superintendent Beresford. THE SHIP HOTEL, LLANDRILLO. Mr. Chamberlain, of Llandudno, applied for the temporary transfer of the licence of the above-named, hotel from Peter Foulkes to Walter Nelson Butler, which was granted. THE ROYAL HOTEL, COLWYN BAY. Mr. E. A. Crabbe made an application for the temporary transfer of the licence of the Royal Hotel, Colwyn Bay, to Mr. Joseph West, 10, Cook-street, Liverpool!, trustee to the estate of Mr. Thomas! Henry Fiitzsimmoms, The application, was granted. THE STORAGE OF GUNPOWDER. Robert Jones, joint lessee with J. O. Davies- of the Bryn Eury tii Quarry, which they had taken over from Mr. 'Horton, applied for authority to (store gunpowder at the said quarry, and the same was granted. SCHOOL CASES. Richard Owen, 4, Cerniiew-terrace, Colwyn, and Ellis Holland, 7, Bryn-terrace, Colwyn, were summoned for not sending their children to school. Mr. Bithel, the School Attendance Officer, having givetn, his evidence, the first case was dismissed and a fine of is. and costs was imposed in the second case. CRUELTY TO A HORSE. Harry Clegg, The Cliff, Grave Park, Colwyn 13ay outside porter, pleaded guilty to a charge of cruelty to his horse. Inspector Gibbs, of the R.S.P.C.A., prosecuted, and stated that on the 12th November he saw the horse in the station yard, and observed that it was very restless. On examining it he found a large wound in one place the size of a 5s. piece, and another the 612 e of a piece Defend-ant stated that ha had been up to the Flagstaff and in coming down the back of the animal was chafed. He had put something soft on the places which were sore. He had a wife and five children to keep, else he would not have worked the horse. He was very sorry. A fine of 2s. 6d. and costs was imposed. A CHAUFFEUR FINED. Donald Drimmond Slater, Mount Royal, Rhos-on-Sea, was summoned for driving a motor recklessly. Mr. A. Lloyd Griffith, of Llanrwst, appeared! on behalf of the prosecution and Mr. Ernest on behalf of the prosecution and Mr. Ernest Edgar Bone, of Llandudno (Messrs. Bone and Lucas), appeared for the defendant, who pleaded guilty. Colonel Henry B. Hughes, J.P., Kinmel, Aber- gele, stated that he was being driven in a motor on the 2nd October. When near the Marine Hotted the defendant was coming along at a greait pace, and witness had to get on the side of the road. The Royati Autol-nobile Club was pro- secuting, and he had come forward on their behalf. Mr. Bone explained that thei matter occurred ten weeks ago, and they were willing to take Colonel Hughes' explanation. A fine of 20s. and costs was inflicted. THE WET LIST. John Hughes, Chapel-street, Mochdre, who failed to put in an appearance, was fined cs. and costs for being drunk in the Pwllycrochan- avenue on November 3rd, and John Williams Elian House, Old Colwyn (whose wife appeared on his behalf), was fined xos. and costs for Dej ing drunk in Abergeilie-road, Colwyn, on the 20th November. A LLYSFAEN ASSAULT CASE. Morris Jones, Pantycarw, Llysfaen, fireman at the quarries, for whom Mr. Crabbe appeared, summoned Harry Roberts, Hwylfa-terrace, Llys- faen, quarryman, for whom Mr. T. H. Morgan appeared, for assaulting and beating him on the 27th November. Mr. Crabbe stated that the complainant went into the Lodge Inn, at Liysfaen, on the day in question and called for a glass of beer. Some time afterwardls the defendant came into the bar and asked complainant to stand him a drink. Complainant refused and went with another person to the chip shop. When he and John Evans had got some distance from the Lodge Inn they heard some noise, and Evans injdfuoe/d' com- plaiTiiamt to go back with him. They both went back and saw two men on the floor. One of the men was the brother-in-law of the complain- ant and the other the defendant. Morris got the defendant away, and in, so doing the., defendant struck compiLainainit a very severe blow in the face. Several witnesses were called, and the de- fendant was fined 5s. and costs.
Cats were much imore highly regarded in old Wales than is the case to-day. Under the; an, cient Welsh laws a new kitten was valued at a penny, and at twoipence later on. while an ex- pert moiuser feitlehed 4d1., the same price as a calf.
St. Asaph (Denbigh) Rural District Council. THE TOWYN ROAD. In the absence of the Chairman and Vice- Chairman Mr. William Jones (Penporchell) pre- sided over the monthly meeting of this Council held on Friday at the Board Room, St. Asaph Union. LLANFAIRTALHAIARN WATER RATE COLLECTOR. The Council had under consuderaition the ap- pointment of a water rate collectoir for the parish of Llanfair. The Clerk stated that the terms upon which the collector at Llandciulas was. appointed was c per cent. on the amount collected. Mr. Robert Davies (Bettws) How many times will the rate be collected1 in the) year? The Clerk: Four. The collections must be made quarterly. Mr. Griffiths was the collector of other rates in the parish. Mr. T. Ufelym Jones proposed that they gave Mr. Griffiths £ 3 for doing the work. I It was ultimately decided to appoint Mr Griffiths as collector upon the terms of 5 per cent upon tne sum coueCUe1(.h A complaint regarding road surface water near Trefnant Station was considered, and it was decided to divert the same into, the sewer. OVERFLOW CESSPOOLS AT LLANDDULAS. A letter was read from Mr. D. Williams, Bod- afon, Llanddulas, in reference to the overflow from the cesspools at Fair View and the Work- ing Men's Club, Llanddulas, which, he said, seriously troubled him, and he requested the Council to cause the nuisance to be abated at once. The Surveyor stated that he had given notice to the respective owners—Mr. Wynne, Garth- ewin, and the Gwrych Castlie Estate-but the request had not been complied with. Some- thing ought to be done. The Clerk also stated that he had written about the matter to the owners.. Mr. Thomas Evans asked if the Council had no authority to. do the work themselves and charge the owners for it. It was deemed best to make the owners com- ply with the Council's request to attend to the matter at once, failing which the Council would have to prosecute them. AN ABERGELE COMPLAINT. The Clerk read a communication from the Abergele Urban District Council calling atten- tion to, the state of Towyn-road, between Ty Gwyn and Foryd, and alleging that at present it was in a depllotrable state, that motorists ana others were ceasing to use it, and that Pensarn was suffering material damage, and in the sum- mer the consequences would be disastrous un- less it was put in order. Mr. Thomas Evans stated that on Monday last there were three of them on this road, and he did not know what was wrong with it. The road was right enough. If the Abergele Council looked after their footpaths and the main sewer, which was in a scandalous state, it would pay them better. The sewer was quite blocked, and the sewer went near the best houses in Pensarn. j For an authority like the Abergele Council to teach them how to do their roads was an insult to the Rural District Council. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Hugh Hughes I drove over the road the other day, and it was all right. Mr. Thomas Evans The road is in excellent oirdier. Mr. E. O. Evans (Surveyor) It is one of the best roads in the country. Hr. Phillip Williams, road surveyor, in reply to a query from the chair, said he agreed with Mr. Thomas Evans that the road was a good one. The only thing that was to. be afraid of in some people's opinion, was the small stones which had to be laid down in certain parts. The Clerk wasf also of opinion that there was no cause for complaint. THE JOINT HOSPITAL SCEME. A letter was read from the Local Government Boardenquir.ing as to the present position of the proposed scheme for the provision of a hospital. The report of the Joint Committee was con- sidered, in which it was stated that plans had been prepared, and it was decided that the Sur- veyor complete plans and prepare estimates. LLANFAIRTALHAIARN SURFACE DRAINAGE. Mr. Thomas Evans reported upon the visit Off the Committee to IJlanfair on the 22nd Novem- ber in company of the Surveyor (Mr. E. O. Evans), to consider upon the spot the question of the claims made for compensation for damage done to the applicant's land through water flooding over. All the applicants attended the meeting, as well as other tenants interested, through whose land the water mains and sewer had been laid. Two of the applicants came on the scene looking daggers at the Committee, but the geniality of Mr. Jones and Mr. Davies toned them down. Th8 amount claimed by three appliaanlts was as follows :Mr. John Ro- berts, Nant Isa', £ 6 • Mr. R. O. Roberts, Ty Newydd, £11\; and Mr. E. Rowlands, The Mills, £ 6. The Committee had offered to pay the applicants at the rate of 6 per acre, and this was agreed to. After apportioning the claims of all. the total amounted to £ 12 15s. 8d. Mr. Salusburv proposed a vote of thanks to the Committee for their excellent work, which was seconded and carried.
Magistrates and Drunkenness. THE IMMUNITY OF PUBLICANS. Speaking at the Temperance Conference at Abergele on Thursday, the Rev. Glyn Davies, Organds:ing Secretary for the North Wales Tem- perance Association, pointed out that Merion- ethshire was the cleanest county in North Wales as regards public-houses and drunkenness. Flintshire was the worst, and Denbighshire came next. He complained that the police did not seem to prosecute publicans in, the same pro- portion as they prosecuted drunkards, and stated that in Merioneth for II9 drunkards con- victed there were but two licensees proceeded against; Montgomeryshire, 146 to 2; Anglesey, 158 to i Flintshire, 264 to 5 CarnarvonsMare, 54q to 8 and Denbighshire, 612 to 6. Out of 1,848 persons convicted of drunkenness, 201 were women. (Shame.) He felt that the police should be more alert. The meeting passed a resolution to send a copy of the statistics to all the Benches of magi- strates, with a request that they would take ac- tion in the matter.
St. Asaph Board of Guardians. FATHERS IN PRISON: A DIFFICULTY. Mr Edwin Morgan presided over the fortnight- ly meeting on Friday. The following members were also present:—Mr John Frimston (Vioe- Chairman), Miss Owen Jones, Mrs Howell Gee, 'Canon C. F. Roberts, Messrs Thomas Evans, J. R. Ellis, Isaac Batho, G. F. Gunner, Hugh Edwards, R. E. Griffiths, T. Pienrnamrt Williams, Hugh Hughes, John Jones (Abergele), T. U. Jones, William Williams, John Morris, Hugh William,s, Robert Davies, Edward Williams, Owen Rees, 'Thomas Hughes, William Jones, Thomas Salusbury, W. S. Roberts, Morris Jones, and, Robert Jones (Denbigh) with the Clerk" (Mr Charles Grimsley), the Master (Mr Robert Jones), and the other officials. GUESTS AND CALLERS. According to the Master's report, the pauper population of the Workhouse that day was 164, an increase of two on the population a year ago, and the vagrants relieved during the past fort- night numbered 174, an increase of 30 on the number a year ago. MOTHERS AND CHILDREN IN THE HOUSE. The Master also reported that a man named David Raymond Jones, whose wife and four children were in the Workhouse, and another man named Richard Jones, who had a wife and three childreii, in the Workhouse, would be dis- charged from Ruthin Gaol in a few days. He wished to know whether it was the intention of the Board to arrive at some arrangement for the arrest of these men on their discharge, if they were not prepared to take charge of their fami- lies and make an immediate effort 'to maintain them. Unless some action was taken by the Board he was afraid that the expenditure they had been put to in both cases would go on, while these worthless characters, who were unworthy of the name of father or even man, went on. squandering every copper they could get, leaving the honest and straightforward to bear the brunt of their responsibilities. The population of the Workhouse that day included 16 children'—more than a third of the population of the whole house,—and only one of them was an orphan. The Clerk said that each of the men referred to by the Master was sentenced to a month's imprisonment for neglecting his family, where- by they had become chargeable to the funds of the Union. If the Guardians desired, he would communicate to the Governor of the Gaol, and ask him to explain the position to the men and tell them that unless they were prepared to take steps to remove their families from the Work- house, they would be proceeded against again. That course had been followed with good effect in previous instances. The Chairman considered the siuccresition a very good one, and added: These men may be thinking that the month's imprisonment exoner- ates and sets them free from filrther responsi- bility. The Clerk One of them asked the magistrates to give him six months. CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES. Mr Hugh Williams proposed that an extra shilling be granted to those in receipt of out- door relief during Christmas, week. It was, he said, a practice which had obtained for some years past, and he had no dbubt that the extra money would again prove very acceptable and helpful. Mr Batho seconded. Mr William Jones moved that no extra relief be granted!, remarking that it was a very hard time for the ratepayers just now, and that many of them were in a worse plight than the paupers. The farming community, especially, was' very hard pressed at present. On a vote being taken, eleven members put up their hands for the extra shilling, and two against it. It was decided to allow no beer. A MISUNDERSTANDING. The Clerk reported the receipt of a letter from Mr R. Bromley, Clerk of the Peace for Flint- shire, stating that he was afraid the Guardians were under a misapprehension as to, the actual requirements of the Flintshire Police Committee under the Children's Act. What the Committee wanted to know was whether the Guardians were prepared to arrange for the detention of juve- nile offenders in the Workhouse as an alterna- tive to sending them to prison? According to the Chief Constable's calculations, the total number of juvenile cases for which provision would have to be made was not likely to amount to twelve throughout the country for a whole year. Therefore, if the Guardians were not dis- posed to entertain so small a matter, it might prove a serious thing for the ratepayers if the county had to go to the expense of providing special accommodation for juvenile offenders, es- pecially such a small number as that estimated by the Chief Constable. The Chairman said he rather gathered that the misunderstanding was not on the part of the Guardians, but on the other side. The question1, so far as the Board were concerned, was one of accommodation, and on that ac- count they had not consideredi any other aspect of tfhe Police Committee's proposal. Mr J. R. Ellis said there were other Unions in the county, with which the Police Committee might negotiate. Possibly, they were not so hard pressed for accommodation as the St. Asaph Union. Mr Batho said he did not think the Board coulet do any more in tne matter. vv nen it came before them first on the representation of -the Denbighshire Police Committee, they gave it full consideration; but were unable to do anything, simply because they had no room for such cases. For his own part, it was wrong, he thought, to mix up prisoners, even- though they might be juveniles, with the ordinary inmates of the house, for that was what the proposal practically came to. In addition, to deal pro- perly with juvenile delinquents in the Work- house there would have to be a separate room for them apart from the accommodation for the pauper children, just now. They wanted to get rid of as many inmaftes as possible, and not add to their number. It was decided to again reply that the Board could not possibly entertai-a the proposal owing to lack of accommodation.
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Gorphwysfa Girls' School, Old Colwyn. ANNUAL PRIZE DISTRIBUTION. The annual prize giving ceremony at Gor- phwysfa Girls' College, Colwyn, was held on Saturday evening. There was a large attend- ance of parents and friends including the Rev. Canon Edwards, Aber; the Rev. John Griffiths, Mrs Ll. A. Richards, Mrs and Miss Bates, Mrs and Miss Todd, Mrs and Miss Liddell, Mrs Whitaker, Mrs Green, Mrs and Miss Beverly, Mr and Miss Borthwick, Mr and Mrs Sidney, Dr. and Miss Davies, the Misses Jones, Miss George, Miss Stephenson, Miss Kempthorn, Miss Ethel Williams, Miss Gwen Samuels, Miss Beavan Davies, Dr. and1 Mrs Coy, Miss Allbutt, Mr Allbutt, and Mr \V. Fraser. As usual, a programme of music and plays bad been arranged. The first item was a piano- forte duet, an Hungarian Dance, well executed by Hilda Liddell and Violet Morris Roberts. A GRATIFYING YEAR. The lady principal, Miss M. M. Mellior, who was warmly applauded on rising to speak, said that the year's work had been a very satisfac- tory one. The ,standard attained in the school examinations had been a high one, whilst there had been several successes at public examina- rT' -I 1. .1- tions. (Applause.) inere nau ueen no siui- ness throughout the year, which was another gratifying feature, and the various forms had made good progress. The school had well up- heldj its reputatio-n for success at music exami- nations, having secured high nonoutrs. (Ap- plause.) Miss Mellor would take that opportun- ity of thanking the members of the staff for their earnest work during the year. (Ap- plause.) Canon Edwards then distributed the prizes and certificates as follows:- Form IV. (upper).—lerms work: LOIS Ixreen. Examination work: Frances Rowe. General progress: Dorothy Liddell. Form IV. (lower).—Term's work Hilda Lid- dell. Examination work Violet Morris Roberts. General progress: Lily Herbert-Jones. Scrip- ture Violet Fraser. Good conduct: Gladys Fraser. Form ITI.-Term",s work: Kathleen Skelton. Examination work: Georgina Davies. Litera- ture- Edwyna Edmonds. Form II.—Term's work: Edna Whitaker. Examination work: First prize, Phyllis Fraser; seccmdi prize, Gladys Maxwell. General pro- I gress Ida Sidney Certificates, Junior Cambridge: Lois Green, Rita Warner, Myfanwy Jenkins Certificate, Preliminary Cambridge: Myfanwy Mellor. Certificate (Associate), London College of Music: Lois Green. Certificate, first class honours and medal (sen- ior, Loudon College of Music Gwen G. Hughes. Certificate. I.S.M., Grade III: Myfanwy Mellor. TRIBUTE BY CANtON EDWARDS. In presenting the certificates to Miss Hughes, Canon Edwards referred to the fact that a year ago she won the medal presented by the Mark Masons to the pupil educated by them who had made the most satisfactory progress. (Ap- plause.) Miss Hughes is now a teacher at the school, and Canon Edwards complimented her upon the good use to which she had put the help extended to her, and hoped others would profit by her excellent example. In the course of his subsequent address, Canon Edwards expressed his gratification at being once again present at a Gorphwysfa prize distribution. He was also pleased to see so many present, clear proof that the school was rapidly making a name for itself. (Applause.) The number of certificates awarded was a sure sign both of the excellence of the teaching and the industry of the scholars. The pupils must realise that the teachers took a great interest in them and always had their welfare at heart. Sometimes they might be tempted to think other- wise. They might possibly imagine that their mistress were too sharp with them, that, in fact,, they were nasty and crabby. (Laughter.) But they must not mind a discipline which at times they might persuade themselves was Severe. All, of "them had seen a twig growing out of the ground, and knew how easy it was to. bend it and make it grow into any shape. So with girls and boys. Habits formed in youth clung- to them all their lives, and became second na- ture. Accordingly, discipline was essential in order that they might grow up good women and good men. Let them be careful in their work, cheerful in all they did. Habits acquired whilst at school would cling to them throughout their after life. Their teachers would always do their best for them. Indeed, they were obliged to for their own sakes, as it was to their inte- rest that the school should prosper. Were they to relax their efforts and not trouble to exert themselves to teach, the result would be that the school would go down. To be successful, a school must show marked progress from year to year. If the pupils wished to help their teachers they should be diligent and persevere. It might be that others won prizes. However, they must not be discouraged, but reflect that practice made perfect. Some would find certain subjects came easier to them than others. And so one would gain a prize in one thing, and another in something else. Let them not be discouraged by their own failures, but let them strive to excel in that subject for which they had the greatest aptitude. (Applause.) In conclusion, Canon Edwards referred1 to Miss Hughes, and said he hoped her examplie would stimulate others to work so that they might become teachers in their turn. Miss Mellor proposed a vote of thanks to the Canon for his kindness iirt again coming to dis- tribute the prizes, and also for his excellent ad- dress, and on behalf of the girls asked his ac- ceptance of a silver-handled paper knife. (Ap- plause. ) In seconding, the Vicar of Colwyn congratu- lated Miss Meflilor and the ladies who assisted her upon the success of the school, and also those pupils who had gained prizes. To those who had proved unsuccessful he hoped' the words of the Canon would act as a stimulus to renewed effort. (Applause.) Canon Edwards replied. Miss Maree Owen, A.L.C.M., pleasingly ren- dered The Swallow," after which a French farce entitled La Diseuse de Bonne A venture," was cleverly performed by the pupils. An operetta, The House Party," which was given by the juniors, created much amusement. Refreshments having been served, the pro- gramme was resumed by Miss Maree Owen, who sang "Smiles." A clever play, entitled The French Master," specially written by Mr R. White, of Sidbu-p, Kent, in which the author took the title role, was received with much en- thusiasm. The various other characters were well sustained by the puoils. Mr White, as Al- phonso Boulanger, the French master, was the foremost figure in some laughable situations. Mis Lois Green, A.L.C.M., capably executed a pianoforte duet, Scherzo," and upon the proposition, of Mr Borthwick, seconded by Dr. Coy, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded tn Mr White for his clever play. Mr White, who was presented with a framed group of the members of the college and staff, replied in a few well chosen words. 3 Subsequently dancing was indulged in, and the gathering broke up at a late hour, after a most enjoyable evening's entertainment.
(( Give me the names of the two best men in Great Britain?" asked a local teacher of a nunil. "Lloyd George and Lord Lansdowne," replied the pupil with alacrity. "What! What" re- torted the teacher, impatiently, you do not mean that?" Yes, sir," rejoined. the youth Lloyd George is best for the poor people, and Lord Lansdowne for the rich lords As for me," saidi the melancholy mail shiv- ering in the corner of a tramcar, "lam will ing to vote for any Government that will change this weather."