CONWAY. YOUR UMBRELLA re-covered as new with the famous Gloria cover, from JJ. 6d. post free.—Walker, Hairdresser and Tobacconist, Lancaster-square, Conway.[193 JOHN M'GILP, practical watchmaker and jeweller. Watches, clocks, jewellery, spectacles, and silver-plate repaired. Ad- dress: High-street, Conway. 1573 A GOOD PLACE FOR BOOTS—For the best and cheapest of ail classes of boots and shoes, go to Joseph Jones, Compton House, Casitle-street, Conway. Best Shop for re- pairs. Agent for K Boots and other best Brands. WINTER REMEDIES.—Hughes' Cream Emulsion of Cod Liver Oil with Hypo- phosphites in bottle, is. and (double size) is. iod. Hughes' Almond Skin Cream, the best protection for the skin against Chap- ping and Roughness, 6d. and iod. per jar.— Hughes, Chemist and Optician, Castle-street, Conway. WESLEYAN BAND OF HOPE. On Wednesday evening the annual competitive meeting of the above was held at the Town Hall under the presidency of Councillor J. W. Hughes, when there was a good attend- ance. A full report and list of prize-winners will appear in our issue of next week. HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.—A most promising meeting of the Conway and Dis- trict Horticultural Society was held on Tuesday evening, in the Town Hall, pre- sided over by Mr. Henry Nevitt, Llandudno Junction. The Committee is endeavouring to make this first show in Conway a great success, and it is proposed in addition to the show to have lectures on horticulture during the winter evenings. The Committee is comprised of thirty men engaged in hor- ticulture in a radius of eight miles. Mr. Knott, of Nant-y-Coed, Llandudno June tion, is the President, and Mr. Baugh is Hon. Secretary. It is intended to hold the aibow in August, probably in the Castle. On Tuesday nex, at 7.30, in the Girls' Schoolroom, a paper will be read by Mr. Day, of Bodlondeb, on Horticulture." Members may bring friends with them, and they will be welcomed. The subscription list is most encouraging, and the enthusi- asm in the event is remarkable. The mem- bership fee is 2S. 6d., and all interested in horticulture are invited to join. SOCIAL EVENING.—On Thursday the first meeting of the newly-formed St. John's Literary Society was held in the English Wesleyan Schoolroom, and took the form of a social evening. There was a good at- tendance, despite the inclement weather, and the programme of music and recita- tions was listened to with great enjoy- f ment. Refreshments were provided and gramophone selections given. At the next meeting, on November 17th, a lantern lec- ture on Rome will be given by the Rev. Wm. Mellor. FIRE BRIGADE.—Orders for week end- ing November 21st, x-gio:-Station duty: Firemen D. W. Jones and William Parry, Probationers T. E. Jones and Owen Owens. Officer on duty, Foreman W. H. Jones.— F. A. DELAMOTTE, Chief Officer. LADIES AND TARIFF REFORM.—A meeting of Lady Unionist Tariff Reformers was held at the Constitutional Club on Thursday afternoon, when Mr. John Mad- dick presided over a. good attendance. An .address dealing with the Tariff Reform policy was delivered by Miss Sadler, of the London Central Office of the Women's Unionist and Tariff Reform League. At the conclusion a hearty vote of thanks was accorded the speaker, on the motion of Mr. R. O. Pritchard, seconded by Mr. G. H. P. Lee. We understand that a local branch of the league is to be formed, and Mrs. Porter, Muriau, has undertaken the duties of sec- retary. CHURCH MEN'S GUILD.—The first meeting of the winter session was held by the members of the Church Men's Guild at the Boys' School yesterday (Wednesday) evening, when there was a good attendance. The Guild promises to be as great a suc- cess this year as it was last, and an inter- esting syllabus is being arranged. SEION LITERARY SOCIETY.—The President (Rev. J. Luther Thomas) presided over the weekly meeting on Monday even- ing, when there was a good attendance. An interesting discussion took place on the subject, The needs of the Church at the present day." Mr. Hugh Roberts upheld devotion as the most urgent need of the Church, and Mr. Joseph Thomas upheld discipline." Messrs. J. A. Lloyd, B. Menai Francis, E. R. Davies and Robert Owen, and Miss A. J. C. Jones also spoke. CARMEL LITERARY SOCIETY.—The members of the above Society held their opening meeting of the winter session, when Mr. Gwilym Hughes (Bryn Morfa) presided over a good attendance. Dr. Lloyd Wil- liams, of Bangor, delivered an interesting lecture, the subject of which was The Secret of Plant Life." A vote of thanks to the lecturer was proposed by the Rev. T. Gwynedd Roberts and seconded by Mr. ierce Edwards. Next Monday night a inock Parliament" is to be held. WHIST DR IVES.—The whist drives at the Conservative Club will re-commence for the winter session on Monday evening, at 7.30. The arrangements are in the hands of Messrs. A. S. Allen, D. G. Walker, and R. O. Pritchard.
GYFFIN. SOAR WELSH WESLEYAN CHAPEL.— Services next Sunday, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Rev. R. Arthur Jones, Didsbury College. SILOH C.M. C HXP EL. -Services next Sunday, 10 and 6. Preacher Rev. T. Jones- arry. B.A., Rhuddlan. WEDDING. —On Tuesday, the 1st inst., fn interesting but quiet wedding was solemn- in the Parish Church, Gyffin. The <5ontracting parties were Mr. John Roberts, Sunnyside, Gyffin, .and Miss Annie Hughes, Cfertref Melus. The best man was Mr. W. L- loues, Primrose Cottage, Conway, and bridesmaid was Miss Jane Hughes, sis- the bride. The bride was attired in f mauve coloured costume. The Rev. Robt. officiated. After the ceremony the Wedding breakfast was held at the Gros- r^?r' an<* was gift of Mrs. Lees, of C-artref Melus, who also provided the wed- cake, and in whose service the bride naa been for the past three years. The glIs, about fifteen in number, thoroughly djoyed the repast. The usual toasts were proposed, and due acknowledgements were made of the kindness of Mrs. Lees in pro- viding the wedding breakfast and cake. The happy couple were the recipients of many valuable and useful presents.
PENNACHNO. OBITUARY. Ihe interment of Mrs. Thomas, Llechwedd Hen, Bala, and former- ly of Bennar Farm, Penmachno, took place at Salem (C.M.) Cemetery, on Thursday, the services being taken by the Revs. T. J. James, Penmachno, and William Jones, Conway. A luge number of friends and relatives attended to pay their last tribute to one of the most kindheartcd ladies that ever lived in the parish. Two of her sons still reside at Penmachno, Mr. Thos. R. Thomas, Hafodwryd, and Mr. D. Thomas, Cae'n-y- Qmn, to whom we extend our deepest sym- pathy.—On Wednesday, Mr. David Hughes, Ty*nycoed uchaf, passed away suddenly as was following his occupation as a wood- 113ft on the Penrhyn Estates, a post he had filled for 50 years. He was 79 years of age. The interment took place on Saturday at the Ysbytty Ifan Parish. Church. The Ret. T. J. James officiating at the house and the Rev- T. Llechid Jones, B.A., Rector of Ysfoytty, at the graveside. He leaves a son and a daughter to mourn his loss. ORGAN RECITAL.—On Saturday an organ recital was given at the Salem (C.M.) Cbapel on the occasion of the opening of the T 1?rgan' built hy Messrs. Wordsworth ~°*> Leeds. The service was presided over by Mr. J. D. Jones, solicitor, Llanrwst, Whilethe organ was in the capable hands of Mr. Caradoc Roberts, Mus. Bac., F.R.C.O., A.R.C.M., L.R.A.M., Rhos. The soloists were Mr. and Mrs. Evan Lewis, Capel Curig, and renderings were given by the choir, con- ducted by Mr. J. E. Roberts, A.C. The secretarial duties were in the hands of Rev. T. J. James and Mr. F. O. Jones, Council School.
LLANRWST. PREACHEfb.- The following will be the preachers for next Sunday Parish Church Welsh Services. St. Mary's Church English Services. Ziori (C.M.): Rev. J. H. Williams, Llangefni. Scotland-street (C.M.): Rev. Wm. Richard, Bangor. Horeb (kV.): Prayer Meeting. Rev. T. C. R, berts. St. James' (English) (W.) Mr. T. Schofield, Colwyn Bay. I abernacle (C.): Prayer Meeting. Rev. W. Cynwyd Williams. Ebenezer (C.): Sunday School. Prayer Meeting. Penuel (B.): Dr Abel J. Pbrry, Rhyl. Breton Mission (R.C.). Holy Communion, S. 30 a.m. Parochial Mass 11.0 a.m. Welsh Devotions, 6.^0. G. M. Trebaol. O.M I. CHURCH MEN'S SOCIETY.—At the meeting on Monday evening, refreshments were provided for the members, the cater. ing being in the capable hands of Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Wilson, Miss Morgan, and Miss Williams. The Rev. Jenkyn Jones (Vice-President) read a very able paper on Welsh characteristics," which was much appreciated.. Further remarks on the sub- jects were made by Messrs. T. Thomas, T Evans, Albert Hughes, Rev. T. Roberts, the Secretary and the Chairman (Mr. C. T. Allard). It was decided to hold a service for the members of the Society and others in the Parish Church on Advent Sunday afternoon, November 27th. Votes of thanks to the opener were passed on the proposi- tion of Mr. Albert Hughes, seconded by Mr. John Roberts, and to the Chairman and the members who had provided refresh- ments, on the motion of the Rector, sec- onded bv Mr. E. P. Hughes. MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY. — Is the world going mad.J This was the topic of debate at the weekly meeting of this Society last week, presided over by Mr. Wm. Morris. The question was open- ed by Mr. Albert Hughes, who dealt with the cramming existing in our schools, and the struggle for existence both in the scien- tific and commercial world. A lively dis- cussion followed, in which all the members took part. 1 VISIT OF MADAME ANDRE.—ihrougn- out last week the Church House was filled nightly to hear Mr. and Mrs. Victor Andre, the European Mahatmas, and their London Entertainment Company. The programme presented each evening was of the highest order, and the audience evinced their ap- preciation by frequent encores. The con- juring of Mr. Andre was exceedingly clever. The clairvoyancy demonstrated by Mrs. Andre was far and away beyond anything witnessed here before. We understand it is their intention to return here at an early date. If that is so, we are quite certain they will meet with equally large audiences as has been 'the case throughout this week. TABERNACLE LITERARY SOCIETY. Dr. Arthur Jones, Bangor," was the subject of a paper read on Friday by Mr. Edward Harker, Isnant, Mr. Samuel Parry presiding. At the close a competition in reading an unpunctuated piece was won by Mr. Aled Parry. DEATH.—We regret to announce the death of Mrs. Louisa Williams, wife of Mr. Arthur Williams, of White Barn Cottage, which occurred or. Sunday morning, in her 31st year. The funeral takes place on Thursday, at St. Mary's Churchyard. THE MILD WEATHER.-As evidence of the exceptionally mild autumn which has been experienced in this district may be mentioned the fact that wild strawberries are to be found among; the hedgerows. The presence of swallows is a further proof. TEMPERANCE.—A meeting of the Women's Temperance Society was held on Friday, the Rev. Wm. Thomas presiding. The opening exercises were performed by Mr. Richard Jones, Bryn Conway, after which a delightful programme was listened to. Songs were rendered by Misses Maggie Hughes and Jennie Jones, Watling-street; Miss Ceridwen Jones, Regent House; Miss Morris, Gwydyr House dialogue by Misses Hannah Mary Hughes and Hannah Harker recitation by Miss Kate Ann Davies. Sev- eral selections were sweetly sung by the juvenile choir. The accompanist was Mr. Gwilym Roberts, Arvon View. IN MEMORIAM.—At the evening service on Sunday at Zion Chapel a memorial service to the late Mr. Evan Thomas, Sta- tion-road, was held, he having served the church as a deacon for over 30 years. Two anthems were rendered and suitable hymns sung. Reference was also made at the 11 sei tt" to the late Mrs. Jones, Felin Ucha', another member of the church. ZION LITERARY SOCIETY.—This So- ciety had a (miscellaneous programme on Friday evening, presided over by Mr. J. R. Jones. Solos were capably rendered by Miss C. Jones, Goelas, and Messrs. T. Tudor Williams and David Ellis. A selec- tion was given by Mr. David Ellis's party, violin solos by Mr. Ivor Davies, recitations by Messrs. J. R. Jones and E. Pughe. CHORAL SOCIETY.—At a meeting of the Committee of the Llanrwst Choral So- ciety, on Tuesday evening, it was decided to rehearse the oratorio "Judas Maccabeus" with a view of giving a performance at the close of the session. The rehearsals will commence on Tuesday evening next at Zion Lecture Room, at 8.15 sharp. The conduc- tor will be Mr. D. D. Parry. The Com- mittee request early applications for mem- bership to the Secretary, Miss Evans, George-street. CATTLE AND SHEEP SALE.—On Tues- day Messrs. Blackwall, Hayes and Co. con- ducted at the Mart, Cae'rgraig, a sale of cattle and sheep, the property of Mr. Wm. Pierce, Penmachno, which had been re- moved for convenience of sale. The sale was one of the best ever experienced at the Mart, there being a large attendance of buyers, and prices ruled high. A complete clearance being effected. The following are the best prices made:—Cows with calf at foot, £ 12 7s. 6d. heifers with calf at foot, ^15 15s. calving cows, £15 5s. calving heifers, £13 7s. 6d. yearling heifers, Zio 12S. 6d. yearling bullocks, Cii ios. heifer calves, £7 2S. 6d. wethers, 21s. wether lambs, 12s. 6d. DEATH OF MR. CECIL HUGH-JONES. —It is with deep regret that we record the death of Mr Arthur Cecil Hugh-Jones, sec- ond son of the late Archdeacon Hugh-Jones, Llanrwst, who died at Woodford, Essex, ost Saturday, in his 51st year. He leaves a widow and two daughters. The deceased was educated at Rossall School and the Royal Engineering College, Cooper's Hill, out of which he passed with some distinc- tion. He obtained a Government appoint- ment in the Public Works Department in India. This, however, he was obliged to relinquish after only a few years's service, the climate having thoroughly undermined his constitution and sown seeds of the disease of which he ultim- ately succumbed. The greatest sym- pathy is felt for his mother and the family in this their second bereavement within a few weeks of each other. The funeral, a private one, took place on Wed- nesday afternoon at St. Mary's Churchyard, Llanrwst. The chief mourners were Mrs. A. C. Hugh-Jones, Miss G. R. Hugh-Jones, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Hugh-Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Llewelyn Hugh-Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Hugh-Jones, Mr. George Hugh-Jones, Miss Hugh-Jones, and Mr. and Mrs. H. J. W. Watling. The service was conducted by the Rector (Rev. John Morgan), assisted by the Rev. Jenkyn Jones (curate). There was a number of floral tributes. ZION SUNDAY SCHOOL.—On Tuesday evening a well attended meeting of teachers and others interested in Sunday School work was held at Zion Vestry Room, under the presidency of Mr. W. Williams, County School, the Sunday School superintendent. Some time ago a number of ladies and gentler-men had voluntarily offered their ser- vices to visit the adherents of Zion Chapel who were not members of the Sunday School. The reports delivered were of a very favourable character. It was said that during the last few months 40 new members (adults) had joined the Sunday School afresh—some of whom continue to attend very faithfully, but others came only tem- porarily. As the plan of visitation had proved so successful, it was unanimously decided to continue to work on the same lines during the next few months. An at. tendance committee was appointed, consist- ing?* the Rev. William Thomas, Mr. W. Williams, County School; Mr. W. H. Wil- liams, Station House; Mr. Samuel Roberts, Bodunig Cottage; Mrs. Williams, Preswyl- fa and Mrs. Lloyd Williams, Bodunig. The work carried on in the new sohool-room at Watling-street also came under considera- tion, and references were made to the good work done there under the supervision of Mr. Norman Rogers Jones.
BETTWSYCOED. WEATHER OBSERVATIONS AT BETTWSYCOED. For the week ending Saturday, Nov. 5th.— Mean Maximum (in Shade). 48'2 Mean Minimum (in Shade) 35"7 Highest in Shade 56 Lowest in Snaae 30 Maximum in the Sun — Lowest on the grass -30 Bright Sunshine 16 2 hrs. Mean amount of Cloud.. 60 percent. ,1 uoserver—DR. HUGH WATSON rox. PERSONAL.—We are pleased to report | further progress towards recovery in the condition of Mr. R. Parry, J.P. He is now allowed to leave his bed daily, and is gardu- ally gaining in strength. WAIFS AND STRAYS.—This was the subject of a lecture delivered on Thursday at the Girl's School by Miss Arnold. The chair was occupied by the Vicar, the Rev. R. M. Jones. In addition to the lecture statistics of the society's work was given by the Secretary for North Wales, the Rev. Philip Rees, and a collection was taken. On the motion of Mr. W. E. Jones, seconded by Mr. Rolands, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded Miss Arnold for her kindness in delivering the lecture. TEMPERANCE. A meeting of the Women's Temperance Society was held at the Brynmawr School on Thursday evening, Mrs. Parry, Brynderwen, presiding. The opening exercises were performed by Miss Edith Roberts, De Eresby House, after which a reading was given by Miss Jones, l-rondeg, followed by a solo by Miss Katie Jones, Glan'rafon, and a recitation by Miss Eunice Thomas, Glan'rafon, an account of the recent Conference held at Penygroes was given by the President and Miss Jones. A special hymn was sung in memoriam to the late Miss Davies, Green Oak, an old and faithful member. SUNDAY SCHOOL MEETING.— The Sunday School meeting in connection with Brynniawr and Elin Chapels was held on Sunday, when delegates attended from the various chapels within the district. The President was Mr. David Hughes, Rhyd-y- Meirch, at the morning meeting. A chapter from Scripture was recited by Miss Katie Rogers Griffin, and several pieces were sung by the children, conducted by Mr. Albert Jones. The juveniles were catechised by the Rev. T. James, Penmachno. A discus- sion relative to the Sunday School was taken part in by several of the elder members, and the meeting was terminated by Mr. Rees Jones, Ebenezer. The afternoon meeting was opened by Mr. John Jones, Capel Garmon, after which the middle class was catechised, followed by a report by both superintendents on the work, number of the schools, etc. Two anthems were sung. The evening meeting was devoted to the catechis- ing of the elder scholars. FOOTBALL.—An attractive football match will be played at the Royal Oak Park on Saturday between the Bettwsvcoed cup team and the Old Brigade.
TREFRIW. BLODWEN STORES, TREFRIW.—The righl place for good work, call or drop a card to William Keen, Plumber. Glazier, h. and c. water Engineer, Sanitary Work done, Electric Bell, fixed. Jobbing punctually attended to. PARISH COUNCIL.—A meeting of the Parish Council was held on Friday, the Rev. Henry Jones presiding. There were also present Messrs. Chas. Adamson, David Ro- berts, Robert Evans, and Dr. W. M. Wil- liams with the Clerk (Mr. R. E. Thomas). —A vote of sympathy was passed with the widow and family of the late Mr. William Owen, Guilder Rose.—Some discussion took place respecting the condition of the lire hose, and it was decided to repair the same, and also procure estimates for a hand-cart for the purpose of conveying the hose.-A letter was read from Mrs. Hannah Jones complaining against the proposed site for public convenience, stating that the same would be detrimental to her business pre- mises.-iric Clerk explained that so far no site had been decided upon. Several had been mentioned but none chosen.—Mr. Robert Evans reported that stiles had been had been placed on the Cop and also on the footpath near the Anchor Farm, and that also the bridge across the brook near the Quay had been repaired.—The report was adopted, and the Footpath Committee was appointed to inspect the various footpaths and to re- port the same at the next meeting.—This Committee was also delegated to visit the Fairy Falls Bridge and obtain estimates of the cost of repairing the same.—Two pre- cepts were adopted, namely. £26 15s. 5d. to the Burial Board, and (20 towards local ex- penses.—The Clerk reported a credit balance on the lighting account of /55 15s. 5d. and /13 10s. 7d. on the Recreation Ground ac- count.-Tlie Clerk reported that there was a vacancy on the Council caused bv the death of the late Mr. William Owen, and the matter was left over to the next meeting. CONCERT.—A concert of a high standard was held at the Public Hall on Monday evening. The Chairman was Mr. J. D. Jones, solicitor, Llanrwst, the conductor being Mr. R. G. Owen, Llanrwst. The vocalists were Mrs. Kerry, Llanrwst; Mr. Evan Lewis, Capel Curig; Mi. Felix Davies, Bangor, and the Misses Morris, Tanygraig, Trefriw, who also contributed an instru- mental duet. Recitations were given by Mr. John Evans, Roewen. The accompanist was Mrs. J. M. Williams, Gwynfa, Llanrwst. The proceeds were in aid of Ebenezer Chapel Rand of Hope. F AIR.-The annual fair was held on Monday in unfavourable weather. SUPPER.—Mrs. Pickford, of the Hydro, with her customary generosity, invited all her employees to supper on Saturday even- ing (Guy Fawkes night). After supper the company were further amused with fire- works, etc. PENIEL.—The opening session in con- nection with Peuiel Literary Society was held on Thursday evening, the Rev. Evan Davies presiding, when the well known bara Bryfdir addressed the members, taking as his subject a sermon with the bards." EBENEZER LITERARY SOCIETY.— The question at issue at the last meeting was one of considerable interest, and gave room for any amount of discussion, namely, which makes the best wife, the thrifty and Lazv, or the industrious and extravagant?" The openers were Mr. Edward Williams, Uwchydon (supported by Mr. John Evans, Rose Cottage), and Mr. Richard Jones, Tre Alaw (supported by Mr. John Evans, Tany- fedw). Others who spoke were Messrs. Samuel Hughes, David Roberts, William Williams, T. R. William-, and William Ro- bes.. On a vot-o being taken, a large majority was found on the side of the industrious although extravagant."
TALYBONT. SOCIAL EVENING.—A very successful social evening was held ait the Council School on Saturday in aid of the Reading Room funds. All the arrangements were carried out by a ladies' committee, presided over by Mrs. Roberts, Bedol Inn, with Miss Potter, Primrose Bank, as secretary. The first part was given to a concert presided over by Mr. Wm. Hughes, Blaenddol, in the unavoidable absence of Mr. Edward Anwyl Evans, Castell, when the following took part: Miss Lily Owen, Ty'nterfyn; Miss A. B. Jones, Plas Arfon Miss A. Potter, Primrose Bank; Mr. Edward Jones, Brodawel; Mr. Llew Jones, Shop Newydd; Mr. W. E. Hughes, 'f9 newydd; Mr. H. Roberts, Council School; Mr. S. Roberts, Post office; Mr. J. R. Williams, Ty'nterfyn Mr. D. Ro. berts, Ty ucha'rffordd, and Miss E. B. Davies, Castell. Miss Potter presided at the piano. An excellent supper was partaken of, the following ladies presiding at the different tables:—Mrs. Davies, Ty gwyn; Mrs. Williams, Wern Isa; Miss Jones, Glan- dulyn; Miss Roiherst, Carregyffordd Miss WilliaLms, Bodgwynedd; Mrs. Williams, Brynpair Mrs. Griffith, Brynhelyg; Mrs. Jones, Brynteg; Mrs. Williams, Ty du; Mrs. Culishaw; Mrs. Hughes, Blaenddol; Mrs. Davies, Ysgoldy; and Nurse Morris. Messrs. D. Hughes, LIew Jones, H. Roberts, E. Jones, S. Roberts, E. D. Jones, W. E. Hughes, and J. H. Jones rendered valuable help. The room had been most tastefully decorated by the Mioses Potter and Mr. II. Roberts.
• ■■ m mm. m Mr. Isg, d Jones v. Llanrwst Council. IMPORTANT CHANCERY ACTION. CONWAY POLLUTION. In the Chancery Division, Mr. Justice Parker had opened before him, on Thursday, the action of Isgoed Jones v. Llanrwst Urban District Council, by which the plain- tiff sought to restrain an alleged pollution of the River Conwa/. Mr. Romer, K.C., and Mr. E. P. Hewitt appeared for the plaintiff (instructed by Messrs. Chamberlain and Johnson), and Mr. Macmorran, K.C., and Mr. Tomlin (instruct- ed by Messrs. Porter, Amphlett and Jones, Llanrwst) for the defendant. In opening the case, Mr. Romer said that the plaintiff was the owner of a freehold house known as "Plasyndre," formerly called "J'enisa'rdre," which was within the urban district of Llanrwst. It was bounded on the west side by the River Conway, which there flowed from the south to the north. The de- fendants were the District Council of Llan- rwst, and the object of the action was to restrain them from discharging into the River Conway at a point opposite the plain- tiff's property the sewage from the district without first freeing it from all foul and noxious matter, to the deterioriation of the property and the quality of the water of the river. Counsel submitted that it was start- ling at this time of day to find a local auth- ority that onId contend that it was right to discharge crude sewage into a river. But that, he said, was what these defendants were doing, and they were turning the River Conway into a cesspool. This, he contend- ed, they were absolutely prohibited both under the Public Health Act and the Rivers Pollution Act. The defendants set up that the river at this point was a tidal river, and they also denied the plaintiff's title. But, counsel submitted, whether the plaintiff was owner of the bed oif the river or not, he should prove from the evidence that sewage and other most objectionable matter came on to his land, and was also deposited all along the river banks in his ownership. The defendants, instead of doing anything to try and remecty the present state of things, in- tended, if not restrained by the injunction of the Court, to go on with their disgusting habits and discharge crude sewage into the River Conway. At the resumed hearing on Friday, Mr. McMorran, K.C., for the defendants, desired to liave it made quite clear what the trespass was that the plaintiff really complained of. It would appear, he said, from the opening statement of Mr. Romer, K.C., that it was the allowing of filth to find its way on to the plaintiff's land. As he understood the plead- ings, the trespass alleged was the presence of the ipipes on the plaintiff's land. The pleadings might cover both, but it was not clear. Mr. Romer said. his learned friend might take it that he was not now complaining of the position of the pipe No. i. There was one further matter he should like to make clear, and that was that the whole of the sewage of the defendant's district was dis- charged through one or the other of these sewers, with the exception of the workhouse, which had a sewer of its own. The learned counsel then proceeded to deal exhaustively with the statutes and authori- ties bearftig upon the matter. Counsel con- tended that a private individual who had filth under his control and discharged it on to another's land would undoubtedly be liable. What, therefore, could be the ex- cuse of a local authority in the position of the defendants? They apparently relied upon the Act of 1875, but he submitted that there was nothing in the Act which excused them from the liability that everyone else was under not to create a nuisance. Dr. Meredith Young, medical officer of health for the county of Cheshire, said that the discharge of this crude sewage into the stagnant part of the river was likely to cause and did cause a nuisance, and was danger- ous to the health of the inhabitants of the neighbourhood Witness had TTPWM- seen the river when there was not a deposit of sewage on the plaintiff's banks, and floating matter in the water. He had seen sewage fungus at the spot in question, and that was never found unless there was a large accumulation of sewage. He did not think that drinking tthe water would harm cattle, though there were times when it might. Drinking the water would not affect the milk unless it gave the cattle gastritis. Cross-examined, witness was certain that the discharge from No. i sewer did not go straight down the river. He could not be mistaken about the pollution he saw. He did not think that anyone could walk along the bank and not see the state of things he had described. If experts said they went there to look for it and did not see it, he should say that they could not see any- thing. There was a tip on the pLaintitts land. It was composed of cinders, broken crockery, iand 'the like, buit he found no offensive matter, and the surface was cover- ed with lime. Sir Robert Boyce also gave evidence for the plaintiff, and expressed the opinion tha,t the river Conwav was polluted by these f sewage outfalls, and said that he had evi- dence there in court that put that beyond -doubt. In support, witness produced a chart and photographs made by himself. He had, he said, noticed polluted matter on the banks of the plaintiff's property. He should say that the pollution was dangerous to health, and that there was a risk from cattle drinking the polluted water. Everyone now was coming round to the opinion that there was a risk from milk obtained from cattle which had drunk contaminated water. He formed a strong conclusion that two sewer outlets were greatly out of proportion to the volume of the water of the river. He could not say how much sewage came down the pipes. It was a question of quality, not quantity. He had also formed a very strong conclusion that the amount of pollu- tion was immense. Dr. Richard Jones, medical officer of health for fcestiniog, said this practice was largely in vogue in the Conway district. He had found distinct signs of sewage in the neighbourhood of the (plaintiff's pro- perty. The hearing was adjourned until Wednes- day.
Golf. TREFRIW GOLF CLUB. A competition was held on Saturday, when the following were the principal nett returns W. N. bmith 69 A. J. Wright 70 H.H.Smith 71 Major Wilkinson. 71 Dr. J. W. Owen 73 N. C. Smith 75 W. McGaul 77 J. Edwards 78 A ladies' competition was held the same day. Result:— Miss G. Fowler. 73 Nett D. E. Price 82 G. Price 83
PANDY TUDUR. ANERCHIAD. Traddodwyd anerchiad godidog ar Emynyddiaeth Cymru i Gym- deithas Lenyddol Pandy Tudur, nos Wener, Tachwedd 4ydd, gan Mr. O. R. Hughes, M.A., County School, Llanrwst. Gresyn na chai pob cymdeithas lenyddol drwy Ogledd Cymru glywed y ddarlith ragorol hon. Llywyddwyd yn fedrus gan Mr. John Morris, Bryn Aber. Da genym ddeall fod nifer liosog wedi vtmuno a'r Gymdeithas, a rhag- len chwaethus am y tymor wedi ei thynnu allan.
Meadowcroft Hotel, Llanerch Road e and Promenade. MISS M. M. (Late Conway Road). THE Establishment commands a magnificent view of woods, and country for many miles.. South aspect. Private Sitting Room. Separate Tables. Fine Billiard Room. Nat. Tal. 226. Telegrams: "Meadowcroft."
Conway Corporation. THE NEW MAYOR AND DEPUTY MAYOR. QUESTION OF A ROYAL RESIDENCE. The annual meeting of the Conway Cor poration was held yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, in the Council Chamber, when the retiring Mayor (Councillor John Willians'. presided. There were also present Aldermen Netherwood, Edward Roberts, Councillors A. J. Oldman, J. E. Conway Jones, J. W. Hughes, Dr. M. J. Morgan, Robert Jones, John Jones, and Henry Jones. Apologies for non-attendance were received from Dr. R. Arthur-Prichard, Councillor James Porter, and Dr. W. Carter. The offcials present were the Town Clerk (Mr. T. E. Parry), the Borough Surveyor (Mr. F. A. Delamotte), the Borough Ac- countant (Mr. Hugh Parry), the Rate Collec- tor (Mr. T. M. Jones), the Gas Manager (Mr. H. Dixon), and the Librarian and Town Hall Keeper (Mr. John Hughes). ELECTION OF MAYOR. The first business of the meeting was that of the election of Mayor for the ensuing year. Dr. Morgan said that he had the name of a gentleman who had served the Council well for the past six years at least, namely, Councillor Henry Jones, Deganwy. Mr. Jones had been Chairman of one of the Stand ing Committees to his (the speaker's) know- ledge. He had also displayed a great deal of tact -.tnd business knowledge during the years he had been on the Council, and he (the speaker) felt sure that he would prove a popular and democratic Mayor. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Conway Jones seconded, and referred to the business abilities of Mr. Henry Jones, and remarked that he had proved himself to be a worthy man in other circles than those of the Council. Mr. Jones had an excel- lent knowledge of muuicipal work, and his natural temperament would stand him in good stead whe'i he occupied the chair. They were all looking forward to an eventful year, owing to what was going to take place in Carnarvon—(hear, hear),—and he felt sure that their Mayor would take his part with the necessary tact and dignity, when the occa- sion arose. (Hear, hear.) The speaker proceeded to refer to the fact that the King and Queen had visited Conway at the time that Dr. Morgan was Mayor, and said that Queen Mary had now mentioned that Conway Castle might prssibly be one 81 the Castles which she might entertain a'' a [nval residence. He trusted that their Mavor, when at Carnarvon, would make use of the opportunity to try and get a word with one ot the Lords-in-WTaiting, with a view to getting the King and Queen to come to Con- way again, so that they might see the old Roval Borough a Royal Borough indeed. (Applause.) -L'.LL .L. Alderman iNetnerwcoci supported tue elec- tion of Alr. Jones as Mayor, and pointed ant that the latter had been a practical man on the Council. Mr. Jones was a man from the ranlcs. but he believed that he would uphold the dignity of the office, the same as some of the Labour Members of Parliament upheld the dignity of that body. It was well-known that some of the Labour Members of the House of Commons were as welcome in the King's audience chamber as any Mem- ber of Parliament. (Hear, hear.) He (the speaker) also believed that Mr. Jones would prove an impartial Mavor, and would use the office for no political purposes, but that every man who had a mind ct his own wcukl have fair play. (Applause.) In Mr. (ones they had a man whose moral character was periect., and against whom no man in the Borough could raise a finger. Councillor Robert Jones said that the elevation of Mr. Henry lones to the Mayoral chair that dav was a triumph for the demo- cracy of that Borough, and proved that any working man of the Borough had the door open to work himself up to a similar position. (Hear, hear.) The matter was put to the vote, and was carried unanimously with the exception of one member, Mr. John Jones, refraining from voting. Mr. Henry Jones was then robed, and the chain of office placed round his neck by the retiring Mayor (Mr. John WilliamsN, amidst the applause of the members of the Council, and also of a large number of the general public who had been admitted. Councillor John Williams, the retiring Mayor, said I congratulate you, Mr. Jones, and wi;h you a very happy year." Councillor Henry Jones responded suitably, thanking them all for the honour they had conferred upon him. He said that he had always done his best, and had always re- ceived the greatest courtesy from every member of the Council. He could not under- stand, himself, what politics had to do with Municipal work. They were placed there as servants of the ratepayers, and had only to consider what would be for the betterment of the Borough. (Hear, hear.) Referring to the work of the past year, he said they regretted that there had been no Territorials camping on the Morfa that year, and it be- hoved them one and all to do their level best to bring the military back. (Applause.) The new Mayor proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the ex-Mayor for his services to the Borough during the past year, and Coun- cillor A. J. Oldman seconded, referring to the democratic ways which had always char acterised Mr. John Williams. The ex-Mayor responded, and read a brief account cf the work which had been done during the pa-t year. ALDERMEN. Before the election of two Aldermen for the ensuing year, Mr. Robett Jones explained that there was a good deal of strong feeling in the town with regard to one ot the Alder- men about to be elected, and added that the Alderman in question had promised him (the speaker) his support in the Housing and Improvements Committee, and had also said that he (the Alderman) was in favour of having the Territorials encampments on the Morfa. The Alderman referred to had also promised to use his influence with several of the officers of the Military Authorities whom he knew, with a view to inducing them to return to Conway. (Hear, hear.) Mr. John Williams, ex-Mayor, said that he wanted to ask one question on behalf of the ratepayers-Were Dr. Morgan and Alderman Netherwood the two gentlemen who were about to be elected ? The Mayor That is so. Mr. John Williams Then I want to say a word or two Mr. J. W. Hughes I think yon are out of order, sir The Ex-Mayor No, I am not. I believe I have been ruled in order before you, Mr. Hughes. Mr. J. W. Hughes I will not be ruled by the ex-Mayor. It is absurd that he should be allowed to go on. The Mayor I am very sorry, Mr. Williams, but you are out of order, as the question before us now is the election of Aldermen. Dr. M. J. Morgan and Alderman Nether- wood were forthwith elected as Aldermen for the ensuing six years. Dr. Morgan and Alderman Netherwood returned thanks for their election. COMMITTEES. The various Committees were elected. THE TERRITORIAL QUESTION. Councillor Robert Jenes moved that some restriction be placed upon the Camp Com- mittee, in order that they might not be al- lowed to do things on their own responsibility. The Mayor pointed out that everything done by the Camp Committee was confirmed afterwards by the Council. It was decided, on the motion of Mr. John Jones, seconded by Mr. Conway Jones, that outsiders should be made co-opted members of the Camp Committee, and Messrs. J. P. Griffiths (Regent House), Owen Evans (Paris House), and Llewelyn Jones (chemist) were elected. Mr. Robert Jones then moved that the same deputation as had been previously appointed should go to Chester at the end of November to interview the Military Auth- orities with regard to the Territorial question, namely, the Mayor, ex-Mayor, Alderman Dr. Morgan, and the Borough Accountant. Mr. A. J. Oldman said that the Borough Surveyor ought to be with the deputation. Mr. F. A. Delamotte (Borough Surveyor) Mr. Mayor, may I reply to the veiled attack which is being made upon me Several Councillors No. I protest The Mayor ruled Mr. Delamotte out of order. Mr. Robert Jones explained that the rea- son for sending the Borough Accountant was that he could explain the amount of expendi- ture which had been incurred on the Morfa. It had been admitted on the platfprm at the Town Hall that there were no restrictions on the Morta, and that the camps could be placed anywhere. Councillor Oldman: No Councillor said that Mr. Robert Jones repeated that the ad- mission had been made by a Councillor. He also added that they ought to give the depu- tation authority to reduce the charges for the Morfa. It was finally decided that the Borough Stirvevor and also Dr. R. Arthur-Prichard (on the suggestion of Mr. Conway Jones) be included in the deputation. DEPUTY MAYOR. The Mayor appointed Mr. J. W. Hughes. the Liberal candidate who headed the poll at the last Municipal election, as his Deputy. The new Mayor, Mr. Henry Jones. is the manager of the Deeanwy Branch of Messrs Joseph & Ge'rec P-irr, merchants, Liverpool, and he is also a County Coun- cillor. He was last elected to the Corporation in place oi the late Mr. A G. Rogers. Dcganwy, being returned unopposed. Mr. Jones is exceedingly popular.
The Health of Denbighshire. CONSUMPTION CASES. Dr. R. Stenhouse Williams, M.B., D.P.H., Assistant Lesturer on Public Health Bacteri ology, University of Liverpool, has just com- pleted and issued his summary of the vital statistics and health returns contained in the annual reports of the district medical officers of health in Denbighshire. In his prefatory observations, he remark that there can be no doubt that many improvements have been effected in the county, while the whole atmosphere cf the reports was more hopeful than it used to be. The county's greatest need was an adequate supply of workmen's dwellings, many 01 those at pre- sent t ccupied being unsatisfactory. A very good report upon housing in Wrexham Borough showed that the conditions there were not nearly so dark as rumour had paint- ed them, though there were many serious defects still to be overcome. Touching upon the question of dairies and cowsheds, Dr. Williams says a great deal has been accomplished in the last few years in the Wrexham rural district-indeed, the con- ditions there had been revolutionised but tuberculosis would never be stamped out until the tuberculin test and the bacterio- logical examination of milk became univer- sal. The necessity for public slaughter- houses is emphasised, on the ground that private ones are impossible ot adequate super- vision. There was need of hospital accommoda tion for smallpox. The day was surely com- ing when smallpox would be with us. Last year 548 children were exempted from vac- cination, as against 36 in 1907, and these figures went to show that our defence against smallpox was rapidly disappearing. Dealing with the vital statistics, the sum- mary shows that the estimated population in the middle of 1909 was 147,041. The number of births registered was 3,682, which was a slight decrease on the year before, and equivalent to 25 per thousand inhabitants. This was considerably below the average for the preceding ten years, and slightly below the rate in 1909 for England and Wales, which was 25.6. The corrected mortality figures showed that 2,039 persons died, which gave a death- rate of 13.8, compared with 14,24 in 1908. This reduction was largely due to the diminu- tion in the number of deaths of infant?, the rate under this head being 112.9 per 1,000 births, against 109 for the whole of England and Wales. While the deaths of legitimate infants were at the rate of 111 per 1000 births, those of illegitimate infants amounted to 189 per 1,000 births. The Notification of Births Act had not been generally adopted in fact, the only place where it had was the Borough of Wrexham, and a great opportunity for good Work was thus lost. The practical experience of the working of this Act was that it was of the greatest assistance to the public health auth orities. From all tubercular diseases the mortality was at the rate of 1.10 per 1,000 of the popu- lation. This meant that one death out of every eight was due to tubercle, while this one disease had killed nearly four times as many persons in the year as all the infectious diseases added together. Deaths from can- cer and heart disease showed a slight diminu- tion in number. The volume also contains tabulated figures of much interest and importance, and all health reports, &c., for separate districts are reproduced.
Pentrevoelas Sheep-Dog Trials. The annual sheep dog trials were held on Friday. The president was Mrs. Wynne Finch, Voelas, and the Vice-Presi- dent was Mr. John Roberts, J.P. The offi- cials were as follows:—Judges: Messrs. John Jones, Helig, Gyffylliog; Samuel Evans, Forest, Llansannan Thomas Jones, Hafodwen, Llanfihangel; Thomas McGill, Bryn Moel, Dolwyddelen. Timekeepers Messrs. Tom Hughes, Giler, Pentrevoelas, and J. Roberts, Tai'nymaes. Starters: Messrs. D. Davies, Ty'nypant, and J. Wil- liams, Hafod Dre Uchaf. Stewards Messrs C. O. Roberts, Maes gwyn W. Ll. Thomas, Bryniau Brithion R. Roberts, Hendre Isaf; R. Hughes, Hafod Garreg; H. M. Hughes, Trebeddau; W. Jenkin Roberts, Pentre- voelas Edward Davies, Votty Gwyn; J. Jones), Corsuoiig; J. Hughes, Haiod Din- bych. Chairman of committee, Mr. C. O. Roberts, Maesgwyn; vice-chairman, Mr. R. Hughes, Hafod y 'Garreg; treasurer, Mr. Willie Hughes, Fron Isaf; secretaries, Messrs. Robert Jones, Ty'nrhos, Glasfryn, Corwen, and G. P. Owen, Pentre Felin, Pentrevoelas. The competition was divided into two classes, the first class being open to all comers and the second open to North Wales. The prizes in the first class were:- 1st, 65; 2nd, 63; 3rd, 62 4th, £11 and a gold centre medal for the best command over his dog. There were 47 entries, and the prizes were won by the following in the first section: -I, Thomas Roberts, Cym.no, Llantysilio; 2, Samuel Thomas, Bryn Gwyn, Yspyty; equal 3, Joseph Moses, Bro- gyntyn, Oswestry, and D. Roberts, Cae Glas, Maentwrog. For the best command Mr. Joseph Moses took the prize. In the second class there were 41 entries, and the prizes awarded as follows: I, Thomas Roberts, Cymmo; 2, R. Jones, Ty'nrhos, Glasfryn; 3, D. A. Edwards, Tan y Graig, Hafod Elwy, Denbigh; 4, W. H. Thomas, Bryniau Brithion, Pentrevoelas; 5, Johnnie Hughes, Hotel, Pentrevoelas; 6, E. Morris, Garn Brys, Glasfryn. A prize for the best penning (a silver medal presented by Messrs G. Owen and Sons, Llanrwst) was won by Thomas Roberts, Cymmo, as was also the prize for the best command, a dog's collar presented by Mr. W. Wiliams, saddler, Llanrwst. An interesting competition v as the best weaver of a stack rope 15 yards long. There were nine competitors, and the prizes were awarded to: 1, R. Jones, Gell, Pentrevoelas 2, E. Lloyd, Cernioge; 3, H. Lloyd, Gwern Howel Bach.
Young People's Convention at Conway. The annual convention of young people promoted by the Free Churches of the Vale of Conway was held yesterday (Wednesday) in Carmel C.M. Chapel, Conway, and was a success. A large number of young people were present from all the towns in the Vale of Conway, from Dolwyddelen to Conway, and Llandudno and Colwyn Bay and Colwyn were embraced in the district. The first meeting was held at 10.30, when the Sacra- ment of the Lord's Supper was administered by the Rev. S. T. Jones, Conway, assisted by the Revs. H. H. Roberts, B.A., Capel Curig; O. J. Griffith, B.A., Dolwyddelen; W. Phillips, B.A., Llandudno, and the Rev. O. Selwyn Jones, Deganwy. The afternoon meeting was presided over by Mr. William Jones, M.P., who delivered a magnificent address to the young people, in which was contained splendid precepts for their guid- ance in the battle of life. The Rev. J. H. Howard, Cwmavon, also delivered a stirring and eloquent address. The evening meeting was presided over by Mr. John Hughes, Llanrwst, and the chapel was crowded. The service was one of prayer and praise, and a sermon was delivered by the Rev. J. II. Howard.
Mr. William George on the Political Situation. Mr. William^George, brother of the Chan- cellor of the ivxchequer, who presided at a Liberal meeting at Criccieth cn Friday night, said this was a bad time to hold a political meeting. Some men whom they would like to hear dared not say anything—(laughter) because they knew too much others, like himself, dared not say anything because they knew too little and might cause mischief by talking too mnch-(laughter) ;-and so there was a sort of conspiracy of silence going on all round about a subject which had been uppermost in the minds of all of them since they met in that hall last at the General Election. Most of them perhaps were long- ing for the time when the period of restraint was over one way or the other. In fact, they were feeling like the Scotch farmer on bright Sunday during a bad harvest—long- ing for Monday morning. (Laughter.) That would come no doubt in due time, and mean- while there were several matters pertaining to the country at large as well as to Wales in particular which they could openly dis- cuss. One of the most notable features in the programme of the Government was the social legislation they were promoting. It was they who had introduced the old-age pensioner—(applause),—who had come to stay and whose appearance in reality was that of a messenger telling of the good times that were coming for the toiling massea throughout the land, for whose benefit they now saw a scheme of insurance looming ml large in the horizon. It looked as if the people were realising where their true in- terests lay. Both South Shields and Wal- thamstow spoke in this strain. (Cheers.) There was no doubt if the working classes remained steady and true to themselves a few years would effect a revolution in their status and prospects, and Wales would share in the benefits of this new conception of bread-and-butter politics," whilst at the same time preserving higher ideals and working steadily for their realisation. (Cheers.) An address by Mr. Edgar Jones, M.P., followed. <
Denbighshire Chief Constable. Mr. A. O. Evans of Denbigh, has given notice that he will move the following re- solution at the quarterly meeting of the Den- bighshire County Council to be held at Wrexham on Friday That this Council strongly protests against the action of the majority of the members of the Standing Joint Committee present at the meeting held on the 14th ult.1 m increasing the salary of the Chief COM stable by £50 per annum in recognition of his long service, particularly as the Chief Constable himself did not make any applica- tion for an increase, and urges the Secretary of State to decline to approve of such in- crease." t