[ALL HIGHTS ii ESERVED]. Jack's Fortune. BY ALICE MAUD MEADOWS, Author of Cut by Society," A Million of 8. Money," Blind Man's Buff." CHAPTER IV.-Continued. "I am going to marry the man who adores me," said DuiBv; "as for the rest, mother, you have only to give your consent to my tnarriage with Jack and all father's difficul- ties will be over. I am perfectly deter- mined not to ruin my life by marrying a man I do not love." 1 "You don't n.ind ruining my life." "You are more than unjust," mother. "You will be sorry some day, Daisy, that you said that." This was the sort of conversation that took place every day. No wonder the girl worried and troubled, grew pale and thin; no won- der her lover's expression was anxious. "Dearest, what ia to be the end of it?" he said one day. "Anything I could do to help your father, I'd do gladly but I don't want to wait for ever for my wife." "Nor I for my happiness," she answered; "but what can I do- So long as I do not marry I have a big income; I can, at all events, satisfy father's creditors so tar as in- terest on their money is concerned, though I cannot pay off the capital; if I marry you at once I do not know what will happen. I am determined never-never "-she looked up and siiiied-" to marry anyone bi't you, but oh, Jack: you may have to wait five years. Moth -T is obstinately against its now. I wonder whether you would think me worth waiti".i.r tive years for' "I think, and hope you know I should," Jack "Hut surely, your mother I will give way? Daisy shook her head. "I don't think site ever will. CuIe; I give up the fortune, she will keep us wait- ing five years. Oh, Jack, I love you so! she said, "the money seems nothing to me; I only hesitate because of papa." iou don't think, darling, at the last minute your mother would change her mind?" "No her temper would not let her." Folk of iron will, or stupid obstinacy, often think the whole of the rest of the world more pliable. Mrs. Austen encouraged Sir Staple Findon not to discontinue his visits, and after a time the world began to believe he, not Jack, was Daisy's accepted suitor. This, however, only made stronger her determina- tion to marry Jack at any price. "Jack," she said one day, "I can't bear it much longer. I'm unhappy, dearest. I don't think things are so bad with father as mother says anyway, it's not our fault. Let ua get married, and lose the fortune."
CHAPTER V. Obstinacy ultimately often puts on the gar- ment of spite, and, after a time, Mrs. Aus- ten's opposition to her daughter's marriage with Jack Hamilton became almost a mania; the fortune should be lost altogether before she would give way, but it never really struck her that her daughter would sacrifice a large fortune for the sake of love. It was, therefore, quite natural that she should feel something like consternation when Daisy announced one evening at dinner time that she and Jack intended getting married within three weeks. "AJS you won't give your consent, mother," she said, "we think it better to lose the for- tune and be happy than lot things go on as they are going now. Jack is iui«\raijlo. and —and sj am I." Mr. Austen looked at his wif. "I really do not see why you oppose this marriage, Emily," he said. "If the two young people love one another why should they not marry There is iln better founda- tion for married happiness than and Jack is doing well." He anticipates weakness on my part, but I have no intention of giving way!" returned Mrs. Austen. "Nor I, mother! Daisv said firrnlv. And so it happened that early one morning Daisy Austen and Jack Hamilton stood be- fore the clergyman to be joined together in the bonds of holy matrimony. It was a trying ordeal in one way for the girl; neither father, mother, nor friends were present; but she could not be altogether un- happy, the beautiful service was giving her to the man she lovea, to have and lo hold from that day forth and for evermore. As for Jack, he was in the seventh heaven. i hey had settled to go straight back to Jack's chambers for the wedding breakfast, hich would be served by the elderly woman who looked after Jack's creature comforts. Later in the day they were leaving town for a week's holiday. "For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickneeff and in health, till death us do part." Daisy never doubted for a moment as she repeated the words that it must indeed be for pboror by her own act she had renounced fce<h. In the brougham which awaited the newly- Q&dd husband and wife, Jack put his arm roond her waist and drew her to him. "You shall never regret, my darling," he laid, "never—never! I wish Mr. White could know how thoroughly you have proved that you love me. He doubted you, because once a woman proved untrue to him. "This," he smiled into the eyes of his bride, lifted her left hand, kissed the bright plain gold ring on her finger, "is the best fortune that could omne to me. But, I wonder, Daisv, to whom it will |fo now? He must have left instruc- tions with someone, in case this "—he drew tLM wife close to his shoulder-" happened without your mother's consent Jack had left his chambers before the first jwat had arrived; on opening the door, among other letters, he found one from the stockbroker to whom Mr. White had sent the èeJ.&led letter. "Bear Hamilton," it ran, "It may have slipped your memory that to-day you and I have to open, simul- taneously, sealed letters left by the late Mr. Hector White. I expect to be particularly busy after ten o'clock, so will be with you, Md bring the letter entrusted to me, at nine.—Yours, JOSEPH DICKSON." Jack showed the letter to Daisy, glancing as he did so at the clock. It was almost nine. "It's quite true, dearest," he said. "I had forgotten the sealed letter. It hardly ileems six months since Hector White died. I wonder whether there is a surprise for any- one in the letters? He wasn't the man to make a mystery for a trivial reason." Breakfast was ready; the table, decked with roses, looked temptingly inviting. Mrs. Smike,, who, as she called it, "did for Jack," beamed upon the pretty briae, and then be- took herself to the kitchen. A.nd, as she went, a knock came at the ,door which led straight into the room from the staircase. Jack had taken Daisy's hand for a moment he kissed it and smiled as he I let it go. i "That'd Dickson, I suppose," he said. 1 Dearest, how proud I shall be to introduce :i my wife!" i He Crossed the room and opened the door. | Mr. Dickson, smiling and debonair, | stepped in, caught sight of Daisy, and looked :j almost enquiringly at Jack. "My wife," Jack said, a ring of pride in his voice. Dickson glanced at the flower-decktd table and almost knew lie had interrupted a wed- ding-breakfast. nr haven't literally a minute to spare," he said, "things are just touch and go with scores of its on the Exchange now. I have my sealed envelope here." He drew it from his pocket. "Have you yours handy?" Jack crossed to the safe, opened it, and took the sealed envelope from the pigeon- hole, where it had remained untouched for six months; then, with a little laugh, he handed it i.o Daisy. "You shall open it and read it," he said. Mr. Dickson will, perhaps, open his at the same time and see if the contents are identi- cal. Why, Daisy, vou look half afraid!' "I think I am a little afrnid," she said. "It is a message of some sort from a dead man; a dead man who has reallv though I
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have lost my fortune—been very good to us." She broke the seal as she spoke; took a single sheet of paper from the envelope, and read the contenta: "This is the last Will and Testament of me, Hectotr White. I will and bequeath everything of which I die possessed, includ- ing moneys, furniture, and freehold estate to John Hamilton of 7A, Johnson-court, The Temple, with the exception of Five Thousand Pounds, which is to be paid to Miss Daisy Austen, or should she have married before this Will is read, to her in her married name. "(Signed), HECTOR WHITE. "Witnesses James Gough, Sarah Allen." Joseph Dickson had also opened the envelope which was addressed to him, and which contained a copy of the Will read out by Daisy. "So the old chap has, after all, left you everything, Hamilton!" he said. "Well, I'm very pleased, and I don't think Mrs. Hamilton, who, I take it, was Miss Austen. will complain. He tried her in the furnace, and did not find her wanting. Now, if you'l1 excuse me, I must rush—time and tide, and to-dav's prices wait for no man He shook them both heartily by the hand, wished them luck, and was gone. Daisy, who held the sheet of paper still in her hand, let it fall to the table. "So the great fortune is yours, after all she said. "I'm glad for your sake, dearest, and glad, too, that it came on our wedding- day, though, really, it is not money 1 wonted, only you He caught her in his arms. "And it wasn't money I wanted," he an- swered, "it was you—just voii T Oh, Daisy, Daisy. darling! my fortune, my great for- tune j isn't the wealth Hector White lia- left me, the houses and lands, it s your love. sweetheart-the love of a dear woman, a lov- ing wife, precious above ruVo> (To be continued.)
Llandudno Police Court. A TWICE HEARD CASE. On Monday, before Dr. Dalton and a full Bench of magistrates, a charge of permit- ting drunkenness against Walter Beaumont, the licensee of the King's Head, Llandudno, was reheard. The case had been heard at a previous court, when the Bench was equally divided. Mr. Marks appeared for the police, and Mr. Chamberlain for the defence. At the outset Mr. Chamberlain, observ- ing that several of the magistrates who had previously heard the case were on the Bench, asked if they were going to sit. The Magistrates' Clerk (Mr. Jas. Porter) advised that these gentlemen were at liberty to sit, and an intimation was given that none of them intended to retire, and the case proceeded. Mr. Marks stated the case for the prosecu- tion. Fresh evidence was given by fames instanley, who said he saw the man Cur- wen before he was alleged to have been served at the King's Head. Curwen was under the influence of drink, but was not so bad. He might have been served with more drink if he wanted it. Mr. Chamberlain addressed the Bench, contending that even on the evidence of the prosecution the case ought to be dismissed with costs. The Bench unanimously decided to dis- miss the case, but refused Mr. Chamber- lain's application for costs. Mr. Marks then withdrew a second charge against Beaumont of serving a drunken person.
Llandudno Guardian Society. The sixteenth annual report of this trade protection society shows receipts amounting to f175 10S., of which /40 12s. 6d. was a credit balance at the beginning of the vear, and £119 14 s. members' subscriptions. After deducting all expenses, a credit bal- ance of lH 5s. Sd. is carried forward to next year. In the report the Committee says the attention of members should be drawn to the question of receiving lost- office money orders in payment of accounts. It appears that the practice of the postal authorities is to permit the sender of a money order to defer its payment, and to refund the money to him if he stops pay- ment of the order within the deferred period. It appears thatt the Post-office communicates with the payee of the order if his address is known to them. At the same time, however, they call attetion to the fact that a money order is not a negotiable instru- ment, and is not intended to serve as cur- rency, and that therefore the public should make sure before parting with goods that a money order received in payment has not been deferred." Commenting on this, the Committee say that the state of affairs does not apppear to be satisfactory, and suggest that members who had met with difficulties on the lines mentioned should communicate with the Committee with a view to further repre- sentation to the Post-office through the As. sociation. Ttte Committee also reported that an im- portant decision was given by the Court of Appeal during the year regarding the ques- tion of the railway companies' liabilit for goods carried by them at owners' risk. The Court upheld the railway company's con- tention that they were not liable unless wil- ful misconduct of their servants could be proved. On this the Committee remarked that ob- viously in a great majority of cases it was impossible to do this, and in spite of the fact that the railway companies do not al- ways insist on standing on their strict rights, it is felt that some action should be taken to bring about an amendment of the law in this particular.
The Church in Wales. A summary of the Report of the Welsh Church Commission has been circulated among the 2,500 Free Churches in Wales and will be distributed next Sunday. This summary, which has been prepared by the Liberation Society, shows that the Estab- lished Church represents barely a fourth of the church-going population.
Consumption Crusade. £ 160,000 CONTRIBUTED. CARNARVONSHIRE'S SUPPORT. In obedience to a generally expressed wish the Lord Lieutenant of Carnarvonshire (Mr. J. E. Greaves) convened a county meeting at Carnarvon on Saturday, in order to ex- plain the objects of the national memorial to King Edward VII., which has taken the form of a campaign against consumption, and to afford the county an opportunity of co-operating in the movement. There was a large and influential attendance. The Lord-Lieutenant presided, and ob- served that Wales had time and again proved herself to be enthusiastically loyal, and Welshmen would now yield to none in their anxiety and determination to perpetu- ate the honoured and revered name of the late King. The memorial of Wales was to take the form of a sustained campaign against consumption and tuberculosis, a disease, which played terrible havoc among the people of Wales, and especially was it sad to think that that disease was more prevalent than in any other part of Great Britain, with the exception of Cardiganshire. The memorial was one which had already been acclaimed, with one accord throughout the Principality, and such was the spirit of the people that he believed its successful issue was now assured. A comparatively few generous donors had up to the present contributed £ 160,000, but as nearly double that amount was thought to be necessary to make the success of the scheme, he appealed to the people of Carnarvonshire to rise to the occasion and take a leading part in its establishment. (Ilear, hear.) The Bishop of Bangor moved that the County of Carnarvon heartily approved of the proposed memorial. His Lordship could not conceive a worthier memorial to one who as Prince and King had identified him- self so closely with all movements for the alleviation oi suffering lie was also con- vinced that f strenuously carried on the movement must succeed. The provision of model dispensanes and the bringing of sana- toria within the reach of the poorest would undoubtedly have a good effect upon patients, while a propaganda for removing the widespread ignorance prevailing in re- gard to diseases would have the result of materially lessening the serious conse- quences of the scourge fro mwhic.h Wales suffered. (Cheers.) The Rev. Evan Jones (Carnarvon), in seconding the resolution, rejoiced that persons of all shades of opinion were able to meet in unity at a time when, in another respect, the sky was darkened by an ap- proaching storm. (Laughter.) Xo one was more worthy of such a memorial as that thau their late King, and refervently hoped that the feeling of loyalty would never die out of the hearts of the Welsh people. The movement, he was pleased to think, was to have the support of a united Wales. A POPULAR MOVEMENT. Mr. David Davies, M.P., who was warmly received, supported the resolution in an in- teresting speech. In the past, Welshmen had been woefully behindhand in providing for the breath of the people, but there had been an awakening m recent years, and he was pleased to find that the present move- ment had so largely caught the popular im- agination. Ii the scheme was worth going 011 with at all, it deserved to be carried out in no stingy spirit. There was a desire that whatever was done should be permanently endowed, thus making it unnecessary to trouble the country for subscriptions year after year. The suoscribels might take it that the money could be spent in such a way as to make for the best results. He did not think that there was in the minds of the promoters any idea that money should be wasted upon extravagant buildings. They would act upon the best expert advice as well as upon the experience gained from other counties where schemes' of the kind were in operation. (Applause.) The resolution was further suppored by Principal Roberts (University College of Wales), who said that it spoke much of the depth of feeling created by this movement in Wales, that even already a larger sum had been contributed to it than in response to any single previous appeal addressed to the Principality as a whole. By means of the educational campaign, their hope that they would be able to convert the fatalistic atti- tude with which consumption had infected the imagination of Wales, like other Celtic peoples, into an enthusiastic combined movement for it alleviation and control. He agreed that it would be idle to try to deal with .uc..h an enormous evil except on national lines, and with the adoption of proper measures, success was not only pro- bable, but certain (Cheers.) Dr. Edward Parry Edwards (superintend- ent Medical Officer of Health for the county), said the medical profession gen- erally, heartily welcomed this movement. He showed how in the last ten years, 3,500 peiso-iis died from consumption in Carnar- vonshire in other words, if the same rate obtained for the next ten years, it would mean the wiping off of a town of almost the size of Pwllheli. But thought the total number for Carnarvonshire was abnormally high there were parts of the county which were better than any part ot the United Kingdom. He also pointed out that, con- trary to the general belief, consumption was not more prevalent among quarrymen than among other classes. Dr. Edwards advo- cated the provision of a special school for children affected with tuberculosis. (Hear, hear.) The resolution was carried unanimously. The High Sheriff (Mr. D. P Williams) moved that a committee be appointed to organise the collection of subscriptions,, and take such other steps as might be deemed necessry for the furtherance of the move- ment. Sir H. J. Ellis Nanney, Bart., in second- ing. the resolution, welcomed the movement as one iri which all Welshmen could join, and one also which was destined to bring health and happiness to thousands. (Cheers.) The resolution was carried, as was also another, moved by Lord Penrhyn, and seconded by the Mayor Carnarvon (Mr. J. T. Roberts), defining the personnel of the committee. On the motion of Colonel Lloyd Evans, the Clerk of the Peace (Mr. A. Bodvel Ro- berts) was elected secretary pro. tem. of the movement, and the usual vote of thanks was passed on the motion of Sir W. H. Preece, secended by Sir Herbert Ellis. Several subscriptions were promised at the close of the proceedings, among them being one of £500 from Mr. Assheton Smith, who was also among the Chairman's supporters.
Llandudno Junction Slaughterhouse Case. CONCLUSION OF COUNTY COURT ACTION. HEAVY DAMAGES. Exceptional public interest was evinced in this action at the Conway County Court, which occupied the attention of His Honour Judge Moss and a jury for five hours on Thursday. The case, which was partly heard at the Llandudno County Court a month ago, was one in which Mrs. Rebecca Hughes, of Pembroke-terrace, Llandudno Junction, sought general damages from William Evans, butcher, Llandudno Junction, for nuisance and an injunction restraining the defendant from continuing to use his slaughter-house in the vicinity of Pembroke-terrace. Mr. Graham (instructed by Messrs. Porter, Amphlett and Co., Conway, Colwyn Bay and Llanrwst), was again for the plaintiff, and Mr. Cuthbert Smith and Mr. Leggatt (instructed by Messrs. Jones and Davies, Llanrwst and Blaenau Festiniog), for the defendant. Several witnesses were called at the Llan- dudno Court, testifying to offensive smells emanating from the slaughter-house and to noises caused by animals kept occasionally overnight in the defendant's lairage close by. Additional evidence confirming that ad- duced by previous « tnesses was now called by Mr. Graham. John Alfred Williams, Custom House Officer, of Pembroke-terrace, said he had lived at his present address for three years. Before the slaughtering began in the slaughter-house in question, he never had cause to complain either of bad smells or noise from animals, but after the premises fell into the defendant's hands the smells were sickening and the noises from cattle kept him awake aj night-time. He had complained to the Medical Officer of Health, the Sanitary Inspector for the district, the defendant him- self, Mr. Hugh Owen (Chairman of the Conway Rural DistrL-t Council) and other members of the Cou icil, including Messrs. Raynei nd Fisher. Some little time after the practice of slaughtering commenced he called, the Medical Officer of Health's atten- tion to the nuisance in the presence of the deft ndat t and three other persons. Dr Travis (the Medical Officer of Health), asked the defendant where he came from, and told him he had no right to bring the cattle there for that purpose as the slaughter-house was too near the cottages, and that he would have to go." On three occasions the late Mr. Hughes, husband of the plaintaff in this action, was sick in witness's house in conse- quence of what Mr. Hughes himself said was the smell from the slaughter-house. Witness was greatly troubled with flies and cock- roaches in his house after the slaughter-house was established near it. On September 13th last, witness saw one of the defendant's assistants removing refuse from the floor of the stable-lairage. It was removed in irregular pieces of strata three or four inches thick which had been well tramped down and long tramped over. It was steaming and a very vile stench rose from it. It was dug up with a pitchfork and it was heaped up against a neighbouring wall for 24 or 25 hours. On another occasion he called the attention of a police officer to the nuisance existing. Cross-examined by Mr. Cuthbert Smith He made an affidavit in this matter in order to get an injunction. He had complained to the derendant on three occasions personally of the nuisance, and also to the Sanitary Authority. He could give no dates of the occasions when he had been kept awake by the noises ot calves and other animals, but he had heard them on various occasions. P.C. Davies (14) stationed at Llandudno Junction, said he lived in MacKinley-terrace, which was in close proximity to the site of the slaughter-house. He confirmed the state- ment of the previous witness as to the com- plaint made about the smells. Witnes pro- ceeded to the spot, and the smell was so bad that he had to place his handkerchief over his fat e because he was nearly vomiting in consequence of it. I Cross-examined He was a tenant of the plaintiff. A. Urquhard, of 2, Pembroke, terrace, who said he was another teuant of the plaintiff, gave corroborative evidence as to the offen- sivepess of the smell from the slaughter-house and added that he had been kept awake for hours at night-time by the noises of the animals in the lairage. Since the police court action the nuisance had ceased. Mr Cuthbert Smith Why did you continue to live in this house, where ycu were having such a bad time ?-For the view. (Laughter). Witness Because I could get no house anywhere else. John Williams, 3, Roosevelt-terrace, said he had complained to his landlady (the plaintiff), I of the nuisance. Richard Roberts, a plasterer, living in MacKinley-terrace, said he helped to make the alteration connecting the drain from the slaughter-house With the main drain. The work was done at night-time, and there was no sanitary inspector about to see it done. The floor of the slaughter-house was of asphalt, and he had had to repair the floor, which he did with cement-the only bit of cement about the floor now. By His Honohr The asphalt was about a couple of inches thick it was very thin. Continuing, witneiss said that while repair- ing the floor he had to get out the matter which accumulated in the holes, and he had to clear out in consequence of the smell from them. On one occasion white he was repa ir ing the floor he had to leave the place, and so did the defendant, who happened to be in attendance. Cross-examined Water was brought into the building by means of a hose-pipe attached to a tap outside the premises. He denied that the defendant had complained to him of the way in which he had done his work nor was he aware that an other man had to do the work after him. Joseph Hen ry Piper, head shunter at Llan- dudno Junctio n Station, living at 1, Roosevelt- terrace. als) spoke of the smell emanating from the slaughter-house and the noises of animals. Edward Oliver Jones, A.M.Inst. C.E., of the offi.-f of Mr. T. B Farritle-to" C.E. I.lan- dudno, who produced the plan of the sewer to the slaughter-honse, said he had re- cently inspected the sewer, which was in a thorough working-order. There was no escape of sewer gas a thorough system of ventilation had been' established, and there was no escape of offensive odour. There was no cesspool anywhere near the place. Cross-examined He never noticed a venti- lating shaft from a cesspool near the lairage. There was nothing in the shape of a sewer pipe about the spot, unless it was on private property. Re-examined He was over the whole of the ground on the previous day, and there was no trace of any smell there then. THE DEFENCE. Mr: Cuthbert Smith, in opening the case for the defence, suggested that the real dispute between the parties was not now as to dam- ages, for they had not had a scrap of evidence proving damage, but as to which of the two people had to pay the costs of that action. Ever since September 30th last the defendant could not use the slaughter-house because the local authority would not grant the defendant the necessary licence. Nevertheless, the plaintiff now asked for an undertaking that the defendant would not use it and to pay the costs for both parties. To the latter the defendant objected. He agreed that each side should pay their own costs and that the action should be dropped. Counsel com- mented upon the absence from the witness- box of Dr. Travis, M.O.H., the Sanitary Inspector (Mr. Levi John), and other inde- pendent persons whose names li-d been men- tioned by witnesses for the plaintiff, and he suggested that that was due to the fact that those men were officers associated with the local authority which had been responsible for allowing the defendant to carry on his work on the premises in question. Dr. Richard Jones, Medical Officer of Health for Blaenau Festiniog, said he had made two visits to the premises in question. He found the slaughter-house and the lairage perfectly clean in every respect. There was no smell, and though there were on one occasion ten sheep in the lairage he heard no noise. He noticed a prforated brick ventilator in the back road leading down to the slaughter- house, which he believed led to some place, probably an intercepting chamber, connected with the drain below. If it were a ventilator I from the drain he believed the sewer gas escaping from it would he injurious to health. Cross-examined He visited the place on September 16th, and he knew that proceedings had at that time been taken against the defendant. He was not surprised that the place had been cleared on the date in view of the circumstances. He could not speak of the premises' condition between June, 1909, and September 15th, 1910. He was aware that the Local Government Board recommended that a slaughter-house should not be built within 100 yards of a dwelling house, but there was no such distance in this case. In other directions the witness agreed that the building contravened to the recommendation of the Local Government Board. He detected no smell from the perforated brick referred to. Would you like a slaughter-house built within 20 feet of your house ?-I would not mind it if it were properly kept. In fact, there is one, within 15 feet of this very building. But seriously, now, you do not mean to say you would like a slaughter-house to be situated within 20 feet of your house ?-I don't know. I think it would be better further off, certainly. (Laughter.) For the purposes of health ?-Certainly. You would not like to live where there was a chance of vomiting from smell, would you ? —No. (Laughter.) You know nothing of what this perforated brick is for?--Not from my own personal knowledge. You don't think this was an air itilet ?-If it was it was put in in the wrong place entirelv. He did not think he discoveied the ventilator himself. Robert Roberts, a member of the Conway Rural District Council, said the Council gave temporary permission to the defendant to use the place as a slaughter- house. H i was a member of a Committee deputed to inspect the premises when a complaint was subsequently made and he saw nothing to justify a complaint when, the Committee visited the place Mr. Graham (cros s-examined) You know the defendant ?—Yes. On June 4, 1909, a letter was read from Mr. Evans asking the Council's permission to use the basement of this building for slaughtering purposes ?—Yes On June 25, three weeks later, Dr. Travis, Medical Officer of Health, reported that he had received complaints about the slaughter house and saying that in his opinion it was not a fit place to kill beasts in ?—Yes. Do you set up your judgment against his as a medical officer ?—No, I do not (laughter). Do you agree then that in June, 1909, this was not a proper place to kill beasts in ?—I don't see any objection to it myself. Then you do set up your opinion against that of the Medical Officer of Health ?— Defendant made no answer. Were you the only one faithful to Mr. Evans, the defendant, and his troubles ?-No. You alone voted against the resolution to prosecute him ?—That is incorrect. What ? Here is the minute of the meeting at which the resolution was adopted, It was proposed by Mr. J. W. Rayiies and seconded by Mr. Rogers Jones, that the Finance Com- mittee's recoinmended(whicti was to prosecute) and this was adopted, 6 Voting for it and one against, namely Mr. Robert Roberts." (Laughter). That is quite clear, is it not ?-I am not faithful to anyone but the SanitAry Inspector said there was no nuisance. Then in heaven's name if you believed your own sanitary officer why were these notices served upon the defeiidant to dis- continue the slaughtering ?-No answer. Your personal knowledge ot this place does not extend over more than the one occasion in July, 1909, you have mentioned ?-No. Hugh Owen, chairmain of the Conway Rural District Council, said he also acted on the committee referred to by the last witness, and he saw nothing to complain of about the premises The slaughter house compared favourably with any other he had seen. Cross-examined He was the architect of this building which had been constructed for provision stor es. Mr. Graham And it was admirably suited for a slaughter house ?-I don't say that. Then was it suitable ?-It would answer for a temporary place. What do you mean by cc temporary" ? Two or three months ?—About that. And if it continued after two or three months it was a nuisance ?-No answer. Did you promise Mr. VViliams when he com- plained about it to you to have this nuisance removed ?-I did. But that was at a time when you were canvassing for the County Council ?—No. Laughter). William Evans, the defendant, denied categorically all that had been said about the existence of either smells or noises. Cross-examined The only reason he stopped slaughtering there was because he had been prosecuted. If he had a licence from the Council he would slaughter there again'to-morrow. Re-examined If he had thought there was a nuisance, he would have discontinued slaughtering. He was never told by anyone he was creating a nuisance. Hugh William Hughes, owner of the premises used as a slaughter-house, said he had heard no complaints of the building except what he had read in the newspapers. Thomas Allard, contracting scavenger, Llandudno Junction, said he used to clear the offal three or four times a week, or more frequently when there was much slaughtering. Only on one occasion had a complaint been made to him of a smell. Mrs. Grace Roberts, Hill-view-terrace, said her house adjoined the plaintiffs at the back, said no strong smell of any sort troubled her. Mr. Graham Then it can't have come from the cesspool. Mrs. Hughes, another neighbour, said she only recalled one instance of a bad smell. Mr. Graham Why did your husband sign the petition against the slaughter-house ?- I don't know except that he did not know what he was signing. If that is the character you give your husband I will put you no other question. (Laughter.) You had better go home and tell him that. (Laughter.) Robert Jones, of Hill View-terrace, said he had never experienced bad smells from the slaughter-house, and that he frequently sat for two or three hours at a time in summer on a green plot about ten yards from it. Edward Williams, a butcher, said the slaughter-house was a credit to the defen- dant." Richard Butler, slaughterman in the defendant's employ, said he always washed the premises after slaughtering, and only on one occasion was offal left overnight uncollect- ed. Robert Foulkes, Brynderw, also gave evidence. After a brief retirement, the jury found for the plaintiff, damages to the amount of £ 10 were awarded, an injunction being also granted. Costs were allowed on scale C.
COLWYN CHEMIST GUARANTEES TO MAKE HAIR GROW. YOUR MONEY BACK IF HE FAILS. An offer to refund money in case of dis- satisfaction is in itself the most conclusive evidence that can be given by the seller that an article will do all that is claimed for it. When such an offer is backed by a guarantee signed by such a reliable firm as Bernard Beer the purchaser may feel assured that the article possesses rare merit. Such an article is Harriett Meta's Gold Medal Hair Tonic, which has given such marvellous results as a hair grower and such irnrrediate relief in csaes of dandruff and itching scalp that the chemist mentioned above authorises the announcement that he will give a signed guarantee to return the purchase price, in case of dissatisfaction, to anyone who buys a bottle of Harriett Meta's Gold Medal Hair Tonic. You have a month in which to de- cide whether or not you are pleased. If dis- satisfied, take your guarantee back to your chemist and he will promptly return your money. No matter what the nature of your hair or scalp trouble, you can try this re- markable tonic under the condition of satis- factory results or money back. (Remember, you can get Harnett Meta's Gold Medal Hair Tonic with a guarantee signed by the chemist himself at Bernard Beer's).
Mayor's Sunday at Bangor. 011 Sunday, at the invitation of the Mayor, Mr. II. C. Vincent, the Aldermen and Mem- bers of the City Council accompanied him to service at the Cathedral, the procession including the local Boys' Brigade and Band, the Clio boys and band, members of the local Foresters' Lodge, of which the Mayor is a member, the Town Fire Brigade, a squadron of the Denbighshire Yeomanry, in command of Sergeant-Major Lloyd, and 50 rank and file of Welsh (Carnarvon) R.G.A., in charge of Captain Brewster, Adjudant; Lieuts. W. H. Savaee and Corbell Owen. and Sergeant Instructor Hooper. The Cathedral was packed with a mixed congre- gation of Churchmen and Nonconformists. The Bishop of Bangor, who preached, said they were at the commencement of a new year that must be fraught with great happen- ings. The coming coronation, and the changes which might, or might not, ibe made in their ancient constitution, and gathering clouds which threatened the security of the very existence of their country, emphasised the necessity of prayer for safe guidance through all. And especially prayer ought to be offered for the good government of their city.
Insurance of School Children. WHO IS LIABLE? At a meeting of the Finance Committee of the Carnarvonshire Education Authority, the Secretary reported that Mr. A. Mac- Morran, K.C., had advised that the obliga- tion to insure children attending N.P. Schools in respect of accidents arising from the defective condition of school premises is upon the managers, and counsel did not think the insurance premiums could pro- perly be paid by the Local Education Authority. rt was resolved that the managers of the N.P. schools in the county be informed that the Committee have already insured all N.P. schools in the county be informed that the Committee have already insured all children attending N.P. Schools in respect of this liability for the period up to 17th April, 1911, next, but thaf in view of the opinion referred to they may find it im- possible to continue the policy another year.
k 0.. I've 490 %4b 40 6 opip 9:0:0. Iwo saw** 0. goo** 000*00 0 Kulr'IN lir ^«^UAL,TM CHEAPM 5 v.v> M.i C H 11 ZA k 1 E; E | ^v.'v • ,•«••* *••••••* •* • • a • # • • • • • • • •* • '• •• •• • • • Money. A RE YOU requiring a prompt and strictly private advance of Cio or upwards? Then I invite you te write to me, in strict confidence. You can rely on being treated in an honourable and straightforward man- ner, and upon teuns, &c., being arranged to your satisfaction.—Apply to F. W. Hughes, Silverdale," 63, Kingswood-road, Moseley, Birmingham. MONEY LENT AT SHORT NOTICE. Advances of large or small amounts (from Zio upwards) granted without delay on promissory note only. NO BILLS OF SALE TAKEN. MODERATE TERMS. NO APPLICATION FEES. BUSINESS CONDUCTED STRAIGHTFORWARDLY. Full information supplied, either person- ally or by post, free of cost, and all enquir- ies treated with confidence. Repayments arranged to suit borrowers' convenience. Apply to GEORGE PAYNE & SONS, 3, Crescent Road, RHYL. Established 1870. 54 YOU CAN NEVER BEAT THIS. r Tf"» -rr» C Lent Daily on these Terms X? 1 U XjJtor agreed periods. £10 repay .£10 10 o. £30 repay £31 10 o. £ '5 .615 '5 o. £$o ,652 10 o. £ 20 £ 21 O O. £ iOO £ 105 o o. .£25 £26 5 O. £200.. £ 210 o o No Sureties. No Delay. No Publicity. Special attention to Applicants from this District. Actual Lender CHARLES PAIKIN, (No Touts.) 219, Brunswick St., Oxford Rd., MANCHESTER. and 6z. Market Stroet. M A. Mr H S r R, '7"- MONEY LENT PRIVATELY From fio to £1000. On NOTE OF HAND ONLY. at the following rates for agreed periods:- Loan. Kepav. Loan. Repay. £ £ s- 'd. £ £ s. d. 10 10 5 0 50 51 5 0 20 20 10 0 100 102 10 0 30 30 15 0 1000 1025 0 0 Small repayments accepted by arrangement or it desired the advance can remain out by paying Interest half-yearly, Distance no object. Can be seen personally daily in North Wales for interviews by appointment. Existing Loans paid off and larger advances made at much lower Interest. Strict privacy guaranteed, whether business done or not. If inconvenient to call apply by letter, as business can be arranged by post. You will avoid paying extortionate interest and heavy repay- ments above your means, by applying to 16, STATION ROAD, COLWYN BAY. 878. THE NATIONAL ADVANCE AND INVESTMENT SOCIETY, LTD. IS expressly Established and Registered pursuant to Act of Parliament. to make private advances without Loan Office formalities, to all Classes (Male o. Female), FROM £10 TO £ 1000 ON SIMPLE WRITTEN PROMISE TO REPAY, for any immediate need or private use to Start in Business, to Furnish your House. to Buy Stock when the Market is Low, to Pay Rent or Rates. Cash sent by post, if desired. You can get money privately here, as interviews are unnecessary, and references are not re- quired. Genuine Applications never refused The advance can be paid back by monthly, quarterly, or half-yearly instalinetits or, if desired, the advance can remain out up to five years by paying interest only. Distance no object Interest and Repayments lowest in England and Wales. Strict privacy and straitghtforward dealings guaranteed. Borrowers paying extorationate interest elsewhere are requested to apply to us, when existing loans can be paid off, and larger advances made at much lower raates of interest. It will cost nothing to enquire, but my save you pounds, by applying in strict confidence, in English or Welsh, for ourfiee prospectus, to THE NATIONAL ADVANCE AND INVESTMENT SOCIETY, LTD., 41, CORPORATION STREET, Manchester. Kstab. 1887 Nat. Telephone, 4370V2 City or to 011J North Wales District Offices 10, DEAN-STREET, BANGOK. and 16, Quecfi Street, Wrexham. MONEY We are prepared to lend in Sums from Z3@ upwards, without fees, fuss, 0" delay. to all classes ia any part of England and Wales, at repayments to suit the convenience of the Borrower. On Note of Hand or Other Security. Transactions arranged for short or long periods. All communications regarded in the strictest confidence. We have representatives ready to atten l at appli- cant's residence (or elsewhere if desired), who are em- powered to complete the Loan then and there on mutually agreed terms at LOW RATES OF INTEREST. All advances are made in full without any deductions whatsoever. Apply direct to the actual lenders, F. LAWRENCE, LTD., 14, Jermyn Street, Piccadilly, London, W. Telegrams: "Endinost," London. Telephone: 4608 Mayfair. 337 NO PRELIMINARY FEES. Money Lent Privately In latge or sm.al1 sums (not less than £10), ON BORROWER'S OWN PROMISSORY NOTE. ESTABLISHED NEARLY FORTY YEARS ARE NOW LENDING UPWARDS OF 970,000 ANNUALLY. For Prospectus and Terms apply or write to:— GEORGE PAYNE & SONS, 3, Crescent Road, RHYL. N.B.-The above firm have received un- solicited letters of thanks from hundreds of borrowers. Extracts (without writer's name) from more than i,joo of such letters have been printed in pamphlets issued annually for the last ten years. Specimen copies of these may be had, post free, on application. 282 MONEY. THE Old-Established PROVINCIAL UNION BANK continues to LEND im- mense sums daily, from £10 to £ 5,000, on Note of Hand alone, or other security, at short notice, to all classes in any part of England and Wales, repayable by easy in. stalments. No good application is ever re- fused. All communications strictly private. No office inquiry charges whatever. Moderate interest. Special rates for short period. The largest. best-known, and most honourably conducted business in the Kingdom. Thousands ot our regular customers have expressed their entire satisfaction in repeated transactions with us. If desired, one of our officials will attend at your residence, at once, with cash, and carry out the advance THKRK AND THEN. Call, or write (in confidence) to the Manager, MR. G. K. HOWE, 54, LONDON ROAD, LEICESTER. 1166a YOUR ATTENTION. Pleasel I LEND £10 to £IO,cxx> to responsible Persons. I LEND quickly, reasonably, and confidentially. I LEND honourably and straightforwardly. I LEND to persons entitled under Wills, etc. I LEND without formalities or fancy fees. I LEND to suit your own requirements. I LEND on simple note of hand alone. I LEND the full amount required. I LEND any distance. MR. G. CUMMINGS, 2^, HIGH ST. (facing New Street). BIRMINGHAM. CASH ADVANCES AClo to 61,000. ALL respectable Persons who are short of money are invited to write to a Private Gentleman, who will treat your application in the Strictest Privacy. The Cash can be advanced at your own house if desired, or the business transacted by post. Loans completed promptly without Fees, Fuss or Loan orffice formalities. Unfailing courtesy and reasonable charges can be relied upon. Repayments arranged to suit your convenience. Write tor terms in confidence to D. KERMAN, 29. Cornoration-stree'. Manchester. 24 MUNhV Ltr»T PRIVATELY, Zito to jCsooo. SHORT DATE LOANS- SPECIAL TERMS. £ ;C :s. d. Æ £ s. d. 10 repay 11 5 o 30 repay 33 15 o 2° 22 10 o 56 5 o Call or write to the well-known Financier— W. JACKSON, Regent House, Mostyn-street, 1°4 For Best Household and Steam COALS TRY W. J. HARRIS COAL MERCHANT, CONWAY..