Tel. No. 13. Telegrams: 3 C, !„ • "PWLLYCROCHAN," Colwyn Bay I "HIS First-Class Family Hotel is most o|| X beautifully situated in its own finely- wooded Park, in the Bay of Colwyn, commanding splendid views; within a short drive of Conway and Llandudno, and a few minutes walk to the Beach and ll 11 ^y Station. A most desirable winter resi- dence, nicely sheltered, also heated throughout. Electric Light. Separate Tables. POST HORSES & CARRIAGES. MHlHilJ1 ^^jS9HEraH|^nHH| LAWN TENNIS. GOLF. BILLIARDS, &c. SEA BATHING. PWLLYCROCHAN HOTEL, Colwyn Bay. (THE LATE RESIDENCE OF LADY ERSKINE.) 4 COLWYN BAY HOTEL, N. WALES. LONDON & NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY (HOLYHEAD LINE). Telegrams: Colwyn Bay Hotel. Colwyn Bay Nat. Telephone No. 9. Excellent service of Express Trains from Manchester, Liverpool, Midland Counties, and the South. W Delightfully situated on the berder of the » Bav. within a few minutes' walk of the j;, • Colwyn Ba, Railway Station. COFFEE RJOM, DRAWING ROOM, LOUNGE BILLIARi ROOM on the Ground Floor, overlooking the Ta ELECTRIC LIGHT The private grounds and terraces form an attractivf promenade for visitors. Hotel Porter in Scarlet Uniform meets all trains. STABLES COACH HouSE. MOTOR WITH P 1 This Hotel has been officially appointed by the Automobil. Club of Great Britain and Irf-land. During the Season, COACHES start from the 1 Hotel to .-4ettw. v-Coed. I-landuduo, Conway Castle <oVH and other place" of interest in the district. COLWYN BAY AS A WINTER RESORT ■HBHHHBHHHIII^BHHHIHHHBHHBHH9B8S9BHskHBHS^SuiK Is strongly recommended by eminent Medical Men for the mildness and dryness of its climate. A REDUCED WINTER TARIFF. 44 MISS THORPE, Manageress. IB TELEGRAMS: METROPOLB, COLWYN BAY." M M ^N.88. PERFECT SANITATION. SP ACIOUS PUBLIC ROOMS. DRAWING, WRITING SMOKE ROOMS. LOUNGE. RECREATION ROOM. BILLIARD ROOM ( Tables, n DINING ROOMS (Separate Tables) EXCELLENT CUISINE. BALLS, AHJ) RECEPTIONS CATERED FOR. Electric Light and Bells throughout. STOCKROOMS. MOTOR GARAGE NEAR Hotel Porters meet trains. Manageress-MISS GRISDALE. 43 CONWAY. OAKWOOD PARK HOTEL. The most daintily equipped in the Principality. 18-Hole Goll Links, laid out by Alex. Herd. Play every day. Beautifully sit uated on the Old „ Coach Road, half way between nant Pass. Elevated and l,r;1cing position. and Sea breeze from three of the com- pass. Tennis, Bowling Green Billiards Electric Light throughout. Alfresco Afternoon Park Lawns, Hotel 'Bus meets Trains. Telegrams: • Oakwood, Conway Telephone No. 25. 17 Mrs. BAILEY, Manageress. ] .t-_cc è .fJ õ .9 œ Vv ,J:: U 11:1 V Jj (1j o 0. iJ) ¡. ¡.P ;¡ >. "¡ v v 0 Z r-< 'r" ;? en 0 ..s "2.9 g (1j ¡j U <n ::> >. '-<' Cf¡"c¡j 5, EQ¡'" E-< I-. '$ Z ;> c; Q 'Ö \Ö 6 j) o o N c, m cl 0 :z:. 8 iJ) S J.RAO PRANCIS,^M MM^COLFYIL BAY! (SUCCESSOR TO EDWIN JONES.) 19 A I el PPT PENRhyn ROAD, ■ U. iL-LLt: I COLWYN BAY. TELEPHONE 163. I Pianofortes Organs Violins Strings. ROOMS FOR LESSONS AND PRACTISING. SPECIALITY: HIGH-CLASS TUNING AND REPAIRING. Tuner to the Pier Pavilions, Colwyn Bay and Llandudno. SOLE AGENT FOR THE "ELECTRELLE" PIANO PLAYER. Special Notice- Large Stock of Music Rolls for Piano Players. Library System. I LATEST DESIGNS OF GRAMOPHONES, RECORDS. SE.ND FOR CATALOGUE. MUSIC CASES. BOUND BOOKS OF MUSIC. SCORES OF ALL LATEST OPERAS. Agent for Pianos by Chappell, Collard. Hopkinson, George Rogers, Bechstein, Bliithner, Gors & Kallmann, Knauss, Steck. W. F. BOOTH & Co., M0FNEUHX07SE HOUSE. PHOTOGRAPHERS, ABERGELE ROAD. PICTURE FRAMERS. COLWYN BAY. 47 JUST TO REMIND YOU THAT JOHN A. WOOD Still gives the public the greatest possible value for their money, and by closely acting up to this principle he has made his name a Household Word for his Fair Dealing throughout the District. ———— When buying food he always considers the best to be the cheapest. ARRIVAL OF NEW FRUITS. Although prices this year are very high, you cannot do better elsewhere. THE SATISFACTION NELSON HOUSE, GROCER, LLANDUDNO JUNCTION.
Carnarvonshire Attendance Officers. A Special Committee, consisting of Messrs J. R, Pritchard, Edward Roberts, Ralph Fisher, Maurice Jones, and D. P. Williams, has dealt with the subject of school at- tendance officers' salaries, on behalf of the Attendance Committee for the county, and has recommended the following increases: Mr- A. 11. J,-™rds> Bangor, £ 88 to £90; Mr. J- 1- Davies, Bottwnog, £ yy to /80 • Mr. CJ. J- Roberts, Carnarvon, ^88 to /no- Mr. Thos. Parry, Geirionydd, £ yj to £ 80' Mr. J. W. Thomas, Pwllheli, £78 to £80. It was further resolved that the attendance officers be called upon to render whatever assistance is necessary in connection with the medical inspection of school children.
Mr. Griffith (.ninths, Belle Vue, Newtown, manager of the London City and Midland Bank, was found dead in bed on Saturday morning by his sister-in-law, who went to call him. lIe was 60 years of age, and had been manager of the bank, formerly the North and South Wales Bank, for 27 years, and during his residence in the town had fulfilled many important offices. Death was due to heart failure.
Abergele District Council. IMPROVING TIIE PROMENADE. GAS AND ECONOMY. The monthly meeting of the Abergele and Pensain Urban District Council was held in .the Council Chamber on Monday even- ing, Mr. E. Williams, J.P., in the chair. Other members present were Messrs. H. E. Prichard (Vice-Chairman), R. Roberts, J. Buchanan, Isaac Roberts, 1- Pierce, J. Ed- wards (Tanyfron), W. H. Jones, J. Edwards, (Pensarn), Thomas Davies, Elias Evans, W. .1. Evans, Thomas Evans, and Isaac Morris; with the Clerk (Mr. Crabbe), Surveyor (Mr. M. R. Jones), and the Medical Officer of Ilealth (Dr. Lloyd Roberts). THE PROMENADE. At a special meeting of the Council, held on Monday, the 14th inst., the standing orders were suspended in order to discuss fully the question of improving the Promen- ade at Pensarn. Plans had been submitted for suggested improvements by the Surveyor and after a lengthy discussion it had been decided to send a committee composed of the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Mr. J. Edwards, Tanyfron, to visit various seaside towns, and view the most modern pavilions, shelters, etc., and to report thereon. The Committee were also asked to formulate two or three schemes for the consideration of the Council, and to restrict their expenses to [10. OVERSEER. The Chairman was elected overseer for the remainder of the year in the place of Mr. T. H. Owain-Jones, who has left the district. TO DEFY THE STORMS. The Surveyor was instructed to purchase waterproof coats for the two lamplighters. STEADY, BOYS, STEADY! The Chairman suggested that there being so many different schemes before the Coun- cil just now that it would be advisable for the members to concentrate their attention on the promenade improvement scheme for the time being. FIRE BRIGADE. At a meeting of the Committee of the Fire Brigade, held on Friday evening, Mr. J. Pierce had been elected, chairman. It had also been resolved to write a letter to the Rhyl Water Works Company asking for per- mission to use the town hydrants for brigade practices without any restrictions. A LIGHTER AND EXTINGUISHER. At a meeting of the Street Lighting Com. mittee the question of lighting and ex. tinguishing the street lamps by a patent automatic machine had been discussed at some length The Surveyor had reported that of all the inventions now on the market, the Gun-fire automatic clockwork machine appeared to be the most univers- ally used. These could be hired on trial at the rate of 7s. 6d. each for one year with the option of purchase at the year for an additional 19s. The Committee had recom- mended the adoption of the appliances on trial. The Surveyor now explained the mechan- ism of the new invention, adding that with its aid all the lamps in the town could be lit together at, say, six o'clock, and exting- uished all at once at I I o'clock. Mr. W. II, Jones (plumber) I have gone into this matter very carefully, and have seen them working satisfactorily in the streets of Liverpool. I think the Council would be well advised in adopting them. Mr. Thomas Evans: Then you will be robbing some poor fellow out of a job. Mr. J. Edwards (Tanyfron) We would save £ 13 a year in wages, besides having more light. If these things were used on all the lamps the saving would be very con- siderable. If we can do anything to reduce our gas bill, it is our duty to do so. Mr. 11. E. Prichard: It ought to be ex- plained that the gas bill for the next year will be one-third more than in previous years on account of the Company having fixed new meters on some of the lamps. Our duty, therefore, is to reduce our con- sumption of gas. We have no immediate claim on the Gas Company for a reduction in the price of gas, for they have already reduced it. Perhaps, however, they will meet us again later on. Mr. W. J. Evans: By installing these appliances will we save gas? The Surveyor I have reckoned that we will save in the course of fifteen years the sum of 1, 120 6s. 6d. in wages and gas. But, of course, a great deal depends on the length of the life of the appliances. The patent has only been on the market for about four years. Mr. Isaac Morris There is no telling how much expense we might entail by adopting them for permanent use, and if there is nothing more to be said in their favour than we have heard to-night, then I propose we do not adopt them. Mr. Thomas Evans seconded. Mr. W. J. Evans: We shall apparently spend more than we save. Mr. Prichard As one of the committee, let me say that we are not keen on adopting them. We have been told that a small place called Helsby has gained very mater- ially by their use. Mr J. Edwards (Tanyfron) Liverpool has saved £700 with a few experimental ones. The object in view is economy, and if you don't want to economize, then leave them alone. Mr. W. J. Evans proposed, and Mr. J. Pierce seconded, that the matter be referred to the whole Council in committee for further consideration.—Carried. NOTIFICATION OF BIRTHS. A long discussion took place on the ques- tion of whether the Council should adopt the Notification of Births Act within the urban area. Dr. Lloyd Roberts said that he did not feel inclined to advocate the adoption of the Act this year. Perhaps next year he would. Answering a question, Mr. Crabbe ex- plained that under the Act notification of a birth should be made within six hours after the event. The child then became under the notice of the Medical Officer of Health. Mr. J. Edwards (Tanyfron) I am in sym- pathy with the object of the Act, but I don't appreciate it in its present form. Mr. W. J. Evans (to the Doctor) You admit, Dr. Lloyd Roberts, that the Act is a good one as far as the saving of children's lives is concerned? The Doctor Yes. Mr. W. J. Evans: Then why are you 1 ot inclined to advocate its adoption? The Doctor Because of the considerable additional expense, its adoption would mean to the Council this year. Mr. J. Perce It is a case of s. d. as far as the poor are concerned. I move that I we apply to the Abergele Nursing Associa- tion to allow the district nurse to attend to these cases, and that we contribute some- thing to the funds of the Association for the assistance given in that direction. The Clerk replied that some time ago he had written a letter to the Association on that very question, but had as vet not re- ceived a reply. Moreover, he had to ler ind the Council that they had really nc. power to contribute anything in the way piqued by Mr. Pierce. He suggested that he snouM write to the Local Government B.-ard asking for full .particuars on the matter. This was agreed to. SEALED. The common seal of the Council was affixed to the contract for the purchase of land on the foieshore by the Council from Mr. II. R. Hughes, Kinmel Park. The con- tract was to be completed in DecemDer next. The only stipulations made by Mr. Hughes are that the Council shall "at all times do all in its power to avoid the flood- ing of the land situate at the bottom end of Sea-road by cleaning out the ditch in that vicinity, and that if at any future time the said land be built upon, the Council shall forthwith construct a covered drain in place of the ditch thereat. Mr. Thomas Evans It seems to me to be a dangerous proceeding for us to guarantee that there shall be no flooding in that particular spot. The Clerk: The Surveyor is confident that he can cure that evil. Moreover, Mr. Hughes will not hold us responsible for any un prevent able flooding which might come under the law of the Act of God." Mr. J. Edwards (Tanyfron) The flooding nuisance refererd to by Mr. Evans will be abated with the improvement of the Promenade. A Mr. W. J. Evans was appointed Governor to represent the Council on the University College of North Wales, Bangor, for the ensuing year. READY FOR 'EM. The Clerk read a letter from the Clerk to the County Council stating that that body was ready to meet the Abergele Council's deputation on the 30th of this month to consult with them on the question of the estimate for main roads maintenance. The deputation consists of the Chairman, Vice- Chairman, Mr. W. H. Jones and the Sur- veyor. Another letter was received from the same source informing the Council that the Urban District Council Elections would take place next year on Monday, the 27th March. They, however, could change the day to the previous Saturday or the following Wednes. day if it suited them better. On the motion of Mr. Thomas Evans, Saturday was decided upon. RATS The Clerk read a portion of a circular I letter sent out by the Local Government Board calling the attention of public bodies to the various epidemics which had broken out in different parts of the country, and attributing the same to rats—dead and alive. The letter explained that public bodies had full power to spend money for the purpose of waging a war of extermination on these disease-carrying rodents. But," added Mr. Crabbe amid much laughter, "it seems that rats are very healthy in these parts." SEARCHLIGHT. 8111(
The Alps in North Wales. Mr. Ralph Maurice Back, who is staying at Capel Curig, where he is making sketches and preparing models of the Snowdon group of mountains for the forthcoming Coronation Exhibition at the Great White City, Shep- herd's Bush, in a letter received by the secretary of the exhibition, says: "Snow is falling heavily, and cornices are now forming on the famous ridges of Crib Goch and Crib Dvsgyll, and should this weather, as every prospect indicates, con- tinue, it will not be long before almost alpine conditions obtain in this picturesque group oi mountains. Many accomplished alpinists arc staying at the hotels and board- ing houses in the district, and fresh parties are expected to arrive on Saturday. Monday next is, I believe, the anniversary of the last visit to Snowdon of the late Charles Kings- ley, when he stayed at the old-fashioned Penygwryd Hotel. He was a frequent visitor there, and was a great favourite with the Owens, who, for generations, were the hosts of this mountain inn. A member of the British Alpine Club today recalled the names of many men, eminent in literature, alt, and science, who loved these heights, and who, always in the winter season, formed climbing parties, and were often accompanied by such expert Swiss guides as the Tugvaulders. There were Huxley, Tyn- dall, Charles Kingsley, Hughes, and a host of others. On Monday two parties of climbers will attempt the central gulley of Llechwedd, a precipitous spur off the main group. This is a most difficult ascent, even in summer, and is responsible for many deaths. I am showing in the model, which you are reproducing on a large scale at next year's exhibition, and which I shall forward to you shorty. Y Wyddfa, with the winding road that leads to the historic Penygwryd Inn, and the tragic and difficult gulley to which I have referred."
Destructive Fire at Rhuddlan. THREE DWELLING HOUSES DEMOLISHED. THRILLING SCENES. In the small hours of Monday morning la3t the members of the Rhyl and Rhuddlan Fire Brigades were rung up to what proved to be one of the most extensive fires the little village of Rhuddlan has experienced for many years. The scene of the conflagra- tion goes under the name of Highfield- terrace, a row of houses which have been erected during the past few years, and occupy a position a little beyond the Castle. There is a lengthy terrace of red brick houses to the north, and at the end of the terrace is a block of three houses, while a few yards nearer the Castle are a couple of thatched cottages. The block of three houses is owned by Mr. Pryce Davies and Miss Blimston, and occupied by Mr. Hodge, Mr. Lloyd Edwards, and Mrs. Haywood. The residents retired to rest on Sunday night, and nothing out of the ordinary was observed, but at about 2.30 the occupants of the centre house (tenanted by Mr. Lloyd Edwards) awoke to find that the rooms were filled with smoke. Further investiga- tion revealed the fact that the bedroom was well alight, and no time was lost in giving the alarm. The flames quickly spread to the adjacent houses, and the inmates were aroused from their slumbers by the screams which the female members of the central house raised. Neighbours rushed to their assistance, and the occupants of the three houses were brought out, while efforts were made to save the furniture. Messengers were dispatched for the fire brigade, while P.C. Gomer Jones was quickly on the scene. Mr. Conwy Bell, the ca.ptain of the Bod- rhvddan Brigade, was an early arrival, and as soon as he realised the magnitude of the task before him he telephoned to the Rhyl Police Station asking that the Rhyl Brigade should be called out. The Bodrhyddan manual was brought into piay without de- lay, but it was found that the severe frost whch had set 6n during the night (ten degrees in places) played havoc with the hose. In 'fact, several lengths were ripped open, so that the brigade was handicapped from the start. However, the men worked with a will, and concentrated their efforts on saving the adjacent property, as it was seen from the start that there was little or no hope of preventirg the file destroying the upper storeys of the three houses. The neighbours carried the furniture from the houses, and deposited it in the roadway or in the field opposite, the work being done in a severe frost. The firemen worked gallant- ly at their task, and at times owing to the bursting of the hose and the frost they were in trying situations, their clothing being soaked through with water, which as soon as they left the heat of the fire froze hard. The Rhyl Brigade arrived about 4 o'clock, and it appears that some time had been lost with the calling of their men out and pro- curing horses. By this time the outbreak had been blazing for upwards of an hour and a half, it having been discovered at about 2.30. The Rhyl men rendered all possible assistance, and bringing with them a plentiful supply of hose were able to rein- force the Bodrhyddan Brigade. While the lower storey of the houses were saved, the roof and the floors were completely destroyed, and a large quantity of water and smoke did damage to the ground floor. For several hours the two brigades worked very hard, and effectually prevented the fire spreading either to the thatcned cottages or to the other terrace. At about 8.30 the Rhyl Brigade returned home, while the tneinoers 01 'ne isoarnyaaan urigaae took it in turns to go home to change their wet clothing. It is said that some of the helmets of the men were almost frozen to their heads, and none of them was able to say that he had a dry coat to his back. A tremendous quantity of wa'te; was poured on the flames, and there was plenty of evidence of this when the morning broke. In the narrow lane in front of the houses there was a space of about 60 yards, and some six feet wide covered with ice, while the trees in the garden at the side and back of the houses presented a strange spectacle. From the bare leafless branches hung icicles several inches in length, while the furniture outside the houses was covered with ice. Even the books which had b,en hastily carried out and deposited on tables and chairs had their leaves and covers ice-bound. It was strange to see three pianos reposing by the side of the road with the tops frost covered, while sitting-room chairs were to be seen amid the grass of the hedgerows. All kinds of furniture was to be found in strange places, showing how hastily the things had been brought out of the houses and the number of willing hands who had helped in saving them. As soon as possible after the exciting times of the fire the goods were re- moved to empty buildings to be sorted out by their respective owners. The neighbours were most kind to those who had suffered, and shelter was offered them on every hand. An examination of the buildings in the light of day showed that the damage had been very great. Not only had the roofs been destroyed, but some of the standing walls were in a dangerous condition. The firemen took all necessary piecautions to prevent accidents, and are to be complimented on the splendid way in which they worked under great difficulties. Inquiries as to the origin of the fire have failed to find a satisfactory solution. The only explanation that the inmates can give is that something must have taken fire in one of the bedrooms, but all they know is that they were awakened by the volumes of dense smoke which filled the houses, and which brought forth flames as soon as the windows were opened for the purpose of calling assistance. No one seems to know where or how the fire originated with any certainty, but they are all thankful that thev escaped with their lives. The block of buildings is to-day a ruin, while much cf the furniture which was saved is practically useless owing to the water and knocking about which it received. Fortunately the property and furniture is insured, but to what extent is not yet known. It is calculated that it will take more than £ 1 000 to coyer the damage uone.
BOVRIL. Its great body-building power incontrovertibly proved
Educational Progress in Carnarvonshire. COOKERY FOR BOYS AT LLANDUDNO. Many interesting sidelights on the pro- gress which education is making in Carnar- vonshire are afforded by the last report of the Staff Committee, which came up for the approval of the Education Authority on Thursday. The following were among the reports re- ceived from the Board of Education — P TEACHERS' CLASSES. The teachers spare no effort to make these classes successful, and the lessons given on the days of inspection were thoroughly satisfactory. Owing to the long distances they have to travel, many of the pupils at- tend irregularly, and several of them ap- I pear to be quite indifferent about their home reading. It is, therefore, most diffi- cult to carry out a well-graded and system- atic course of instruction. The kindergarten and needlework classes have proved most valuable not only to the teachers, but also to the schools in which they are employed. It would be well, another year, to add to the curriculum a series of model lessons jn reading, writing and arithmetic. T CLASSES AT BANGOR. These classes are laught by thoroughly competent teachers. The curriculum is well adapted to the needs of the students. The kindergarten class has been of great practi- cal use to the students who are teachers in infants' schools. The students are gradu- ally improving in attainments, and the in- struction which they receive at the centre makes them more efficient as teachers. TE CLASSES AT LLAXGYSTEXIN SCHOOL. The teaching is very suitable and satis- factory. The attainments of the students— which varied greatly in the past, are gradu- ally improving and becoming more even. The instruction is beginning to bear good fruit, and after another session the students generally ought to attain a good standard of education. TEACHERS' CLASSES AT CARNARVON COUNCIL SCHOOL. The teaching, as usual, is suitable, sound and intelligent. The attainments of the pupils vary considerably, but with steady, careful work several should be able to reach a reasonable standard of educational at- tainments. Several of the less advanced students have joined the newly formed kin- dergarten class, and are devoting much of their time to learning the latest methods of teaching infants. They will doubtless make useful teachers for infants' classes. I IN DOMESTIC SUBJECTS. This Education Authority are achieving a most inspiring record of steady progress in the teaching of domestic subjects in their public elementary schools. The organisa- tion of the classes is very much improved, with the result that there is now very little leakage of teaching power, the classes are fuller and the attendance more regular. The Schemes of work are very good, and the teaching is careful and practical. The management of the classes is now in the hands of a Special Subjects Sub-Com- mittee. The Authority employ a staff of nine do- mestic subject teachers, most of whom hold diplomas in two or more subjects. There are seven combined cookery and laundrywork rooms, five of which are used for centre courses of instruction; and 12 cookery rooms, six of which are used as centres. Combined cookery, laundrywork, and housewifery premises will soon be available for school courses in instruction at Llanllyfni, and a combined cookery and laundrywork room is nearing completion at Chwilog. Suitable adaptation of existing premises has made it possible to provide these additional domestic subjects rooms at a comparatively small cost. Excellent plans of a proposed combined domestic subjects centre for Bangor were re- cently passed by the Board of Education and the Local Education Authority are now considering plans for a similar centre for Carnarvon. The Bangor cookery premises are so very unsatisfactory that it is really necessary that the new centre should be put up with as little delay as possible. The few remaining unsatisfactory premises will, no doubt, be superseded in the or- dinary course of progress but the atten- tion of the Authority is particularly invited to the urgent need of hastening the pro- vision of a new centre for the Penmaen- mawr Schools, where the teaching is much hampered by the lack of suitable and ade- quate accommodation for practical work. The Committee are wisely desirous of ex- tending the benefits of instruction in do- mestic subjects to the girls attending their remote rural schools, and they are consider- ing the possibility of employing a travelling teacher to give concentrated courses of les- sons in the isolated village schools of the county. The cookery classes for boys, which were inaugurated at Llandudno this year, have been fairly successful; but they have very severely taxed the disciplinary powers of the teacher in charge of the centre. It is desirable that a teacher who had had ex- perience in teaching boys, or who possesses special aptitude for dealing with them, should be selected for these classes. This suggestion does not reflect upon the teacher who happened to be attached to the centre which the boys attended, for, probably, few domestic subjects teachers would prove conspicuously successful as teachers of boys. The difficulty of maintaing close touch with the classes, which a County Commit- tee must necessarily experience, is being met by the appointment of local visitors, who will, it is hoped, take personal interest in the work of the centre. The Authority have every reason to feel gratified by the progress they have made in extending the facilities for the teaching of domestic subjects in their public elementary schools, and bv the growing improvement of the organisation, and of the actual teach- ing given in the centres. But much re- mains to be accomplished if the girls are to be adequately equipped for their future work in the home: and perhaps the most fruitful line of further development lies in efforts to link more closely the teaching given in the centres to the teaching given in the schools. If equal progress is to be made in this direction, the active co-operation of head teachers is indispensable. It is sug- gested that they should be encouraged to visit the centres as frequently as their other duties render practicable, in order that they may see their girls actually at work, and be able to form an opinion upon their pro- gress. It would be very helpful to the do. mestic subjects teachers if head teachers would regularly inspect the girls' note- books and examination paners. It is sug- gested that copies of the schemes of instruc- tion should be supplied to the head teachers of the schools concerned. No doubt varied interesting applications of the experience gained at the centres to the general work of the schools would occur to the different head teachers. The organisation of the classes which makes it possible to complete the courses in a slightly shorter period than that covered by the general educational year would per- mit of reciprocal visits to the schools on the part- of the domestic subjects teachers. The Authority are, recommended to take ad- vantage of this convenient disparity between their special subjects year and their general school year, to arrange that each member of their domestic subjects staff shall be given an opportunity to spend three or four com- plete day-, in each year in observing the ordinary work in the schools. TEMPERANCE AND HYGIENE. ILM. Inspector will include in his reports on schools reports on the teaching of hygiene and temperance in cases where it may appear advisable to do so. It is hoped that in the course of the next 12 months he will be able to submit a comprehensive re- port on the schools in the area. of your Authority in which special attention would be paid to these subjects.
I Denbigh Boroughs. SELECTION OF LIBERAL CANDIDATE. On Thursday afternoon (as briefly report- ed in our Rhyl Edition on Friday morning), a joint meeting of the Liberal Councils of Wrexham, Ruthin, Denbigh, and Holt was held at the Reform Club, Wrexham, for the purpose of selecting a candidate to oppose Mr. W. Orm^by-Gore. the present Member, at the forthcoming election. Mr. D. S. Davies. ot Denbigh, presided, and there was a large attendance. The following gentkmen were in attendance and addressed the me-eting '-NIT. Edward T. John, Llan- elidan Hall, Anglesey; Mr. Artemus Jones, barrister, London; and Mr. G. Caradoc Rees, barrister, Liverpool. A ballot was subsequently taken, and this proved favour- able to Mr Rees, who briefly returned thanks and promised to do his utmost to win he election Mr. Rees iv a member of a well-kntwn Welsh Nonconformist and temperance family. He has already had great experience of electioneering work, having been election agent to Mr. W. II, Lever upon three occa- sions. He is one of the prominent speakers for the Eighty Club, and at the last general election he c;pok-e at a number of meetings held in support of Mr. J. W. Summers, Member for the Flint Boroughs, and for other Liberal candidates in different parts of the country. In the ensuing fight m the Denbigh Boroughs he will have the hearty support and co-operation of all the more prominent Liberals in North Wales. Yr. Rees is counsel to the Amalgamated Sf-cie^y of Engineer*. Fifteen years ago Mr. Kees was elected to the Birkenhead Town Cf CM- cil, and, after an interval, he again became a member a few years ago, finally retiring last November A MARGIN OF EIGHT VOTES. Commenting upon the decision of tbe meeting, the Manchester Guardian The I Liberal of the Denbigh Boroughs have round a good candidate in Mr. Ti. Caradoc Rees. and their work is now to win back the seat which Mr. Ormsby-Gone snatched, from them at the last eon by the narrow majority of eight votes. in this constituency, as in the Montgomery Boroughs and the county of Radnor, the contest may be expected to be unusually keen. In all three the balance, whichever way it gc>< is never large, and it is nrw so slight that the least appreciable loss of ground on the part of the defenders or special exertion on the part of the attackers may charge the character of the representa- tion. The cin umstances are favourable for a heroic and united effort. The party with which Mr. Ormsby-Gore is allied was scarcely ev.i sc poor in policy and in leaders as it is to-day. Its efforts to thrust Tariff "Reform" upon the people have had the effect of bringing upon its claims the searching light at public inquiry, and to- da\- it is seer more clearly than ever tfrci Tariff "Retc,rrn" means an inevitable in- crease in the cost of living. The Liberal party, on the other hand, is singularly for- tunate in its wealth of leaders, and will go to the country with a splendid record bf legislative ;.rId administrative successes. Mr Rees could not wish for a better fighting programme them that on which he will enter on his fiist political contest or for a more enthusiastic party behind nim. The "Liverpool Post" says:- Mr. G. C. Rees. though a native of Bir- kenhead, has a good command of the Welsh as well as of the English language. He was born and bred, it may be said, a Noncon- formist and Liberal, and though broad and independent m his outlook, has never wavered in his adherence to the principles ef equality and freedom. Educated at the Liverpool Institute High School, he prac- tised for some years very successfully as :a solicitor in Birkenhead and Liverpool, and five years ago joined the bar of the Northern Circuit, where he has rapidly risen to a lead- ing position among the junior counsel. As a platform speaker Mr. Rees has attained high rank of recent years. At the last general election and since he has been in great demand at political demonstratiors both in Engl-and and North Wales. Staly- bridge, Macclesfield, Nelson, Bangor (for Mr. Lloyd George), Flint, Oswestry, kc., have been scenes of his oratorical triumphs in advocacy of temperance reform and the Budget. For some time he has figured as the most prominent speaker of the Eighty Club in the North of England. THE BATTLE BEGINS. Mr. Caradoc Rees on Sa-turday attended an enthusiastic meeting of the Denbigh Liberal Association, which unanimously con- firmed his selection. Mr. William Parry presided over a large attendance. Mr. Rees was given a most encouraging reception. At the outset of his speech he said he had been promised the hearty sup- port of the two other gentlemen who ap- peared before the Selection Committee M-.i-. Edward John and Mr. Artemus Jones—who at an early date would be in the heart of the fight in the Denbigh Boroughs. (Hear, hear.) At the last general election these boroughs were lost to Liberalism by eight votes at the forthcoming election they must be wcffl back for the party of progress. Liberals throughout the country expected it the nation demanded it. (Loud applause.) And in this great battle he hoped to carry aloft the flag of Liberalism worthily, and not in any way to fail to fulfill the expectations of his supporter*. In regard to his sion of faith," he would first of all say th-at he was in full sympathy with the claim of W ales for the disestablishment of the Church. He was a "disestablisher" from birth, and it was no use in that meeting botherxiM; .about a question upon which they all agreed (Hear, hear, and laughter.) As to education, that question would soon be solved if Wales had its political fetters broken and allowed to settle its own affairs. In regard to licensing, he maintained that the last Licen- sing Bill introduced to Parliament was the best that was ever brought before the coun- try-a bill \»hich had for its object the prr- tection of humanity and the removal of human shame and degradation. (Loud ap- plause.) Would to (rod they could give back to the people of this country the com- fort they had lust through the dealings of the liqui-r trade: Whilst the Liberal Govern- ment and the majority7 of the people of the country looked at this great question from a human point of view, the House of Lords looked at it from the point of view of £ s. d. And in the fight against that house. h2 was entirely and wholly with the vast majority of the people of this realm The one question now before the country was the House of Lords. (Hear, hear. i it was a great constitutional question, and one that would have to be settled once and for all. (Applause.) Mr. Rees went on to pleac for a large measuie of self-government for Ire- land, Scotland, and Wales. In regard .0 this question of HOME RULE ALL ROUND, however, there was likely to be some dis- cord but, then. harmony could only be obtained -\vhn the discords were made so fit properly. In the Denbigh Boroughs h y were in for a Veen fight. Mr. Ormsby Gore, the pie sent Conservative member, was a young man anxious to learn and believing honestly in the principles he advocated; but the contest was not between Mr. Gore and himself, it was between two bodies of men who wer- in conflict for the simple reason that they represented different princi- ples, and..it depended upon the electors which would prevail—Liberalism, with its progressive policy, or Conservatism, which stood for the privileged classes and against the masses. (Hea^, hear.) The issue was clear. Let the nation have confidence in their great national leaders—Asquith, Lloyd George, IVinston Churchill—and go forwsrd unitedly and determinedly to a battle the result of which shouid bring political free- dom to the long-suffering people of this country. (Lc-ud applause.) The Associaion then passed a vote of con- fidence in Mr. Rees, and wished him success in the forthcoariing fight, On Monday evening Mr. Caradoc Keep had a splendid jeception and gave a rousing speech at Wrexham.
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