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. The New " Whiteleys." I

Llanrwst Board of Guardians.

..---Lady Assistant's Success.


Lady Assistant's Success. WINS DRAPERY TIMES Z500 PRIZE. Miss M. josoelyne, of Tunbridge Wells, has every reason for self-congratulation, for out of some 400 essays sent in to compete for the prize of jC500 offered by that well- known organ of the drapery trade, the Drapery Times, hers was the effort which, in the opinion of the judges, showed the greatest practical knowledge of the trade and of the essential lines to follow in start- ing a business on a capital of £ 500. The competition was inaugurated by the Drapery Times in February last. Realising that in the assistants of to-day are the drapers of to-morrow, and realising also how much ability must be lying dor- mant in the great body of assistants for want of an opportunity to use it, this enter- prising trade paper came forward with its offer of £ 500 to be competed for by these assistants themselves. The following well-known and representa- tive gentlemen associated with the drapery trade acted as judges: Mr. S. Beecroft (Messrs. Beecroft, Sons and Nicholson), Mr. P. Best (Messrs. Selfridge's, Ltd.), Mr. C. A. Body (Messrs. Higgins, Eagle & Co., Ltd.), Mr. F. Brightem (Maison Lewis), Mr. L. J. Burke (Messrs. Jeremiah Rotherham and Co., Ltd.), Mr. J. Lawrie (Messrs. Wm. Whiteley, Ltd.), Mr. F. Longley (Aylesbury), Mr. W. Morford (Messrs. Swan & Edgar), and Mr. R. J. Bullen (Messrs. Samuel Hos. kins & Bros.). Their task was not an easy one, owing to the number of entries and the general high standard of excellence. The identity of the competitors was quite unknown to the judges until the last decision was arrived at, and them only was it known that the essay placed first on the list was written by a lady assistant. In awarding Miss Joscelyne the prize of £ 500, subject to verification of conditions, the Drapery Tim?s Hopes that she may not only realise her ambition, but justify in her subsequent success the promise of practical business aptitude revealed in the essay which convinced the judges of its superiority over its rivals "—sentiments which will, we feel sure, be heartily echoed by her less fortunate fellow competitors.


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Conway Petty Sessions.


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