Farms to Let. EGLWYSBACH.— To Let, Ffrith Lon Farm. 35 acres, situated beside main road from Llanrwst to Eglwysbach. Pos- session November 30th, 1910. Apply Davies, Bath, Talycafn. PARISH OF LLANRWST.- To be Let, on 30th November next, Gwninger and Taiynyfoel Farms (except the Dwelling- house, Garden, and appurtenances known as Belmont "'), containing 83a. ir. 36p., or thereabouts; also the grazing in the Gwninger and Taiynyfoel Plantations, com- prising about 129 acres.—For particulars, apply to Messrs. (;riffith and Allard, Solici- tors, Llanrwst. 68910 -= Cattle> &c., for Sale. C* ALVFS from deep-milking Cheshire Shorthorn Cows.—Bulls, 30s., Heifers, 35s. upwards. Cash with order.—Frank Dobie, Littleton, Chester. 583019 Eggs, Poultry, &c. HENS.—Cohen, 15, Short-street, Spital- ii fields Market, London, buys live old hens. Correspondence invited. 626a BAKKM) KOCiv Bv\lAM Cockerels or Pull-ts, well marked, hatched April, 1910, bred from prize-winners, good layers, 3- 6d. to 4s.— A. Pipon, Hartlev-Wintnev, Hants [419nl8 UTILITY Brand, Poultry Food, great egg producers. Unique in price and purpose. Before buying send for lists. Feed Dept., Argyle iills, Liverpool Estab. 1868 490a t." GGS, i'oultry, Rabbits and Butter Wanted; will take Regular Supplies pronpt payments.—Universal Stoves, 270, Wheeled-street, Birmingham. State Quanti- ties. FOWL CORN, 7S. od., IOS. 6d., 12s. 6d., JL 2401b. Pig Food, 7s. 6d. Poultry Meal, 8s., 10s., 2001b. all sacks included carriage paid for is. per sack extra (up to miles Liverpool).—Roche "nd Co., 15, Goree Piazzas, Liverpool 103a KEEP YOUR POULTRY" RUNS WARM.—Good strong rot-proof Can- vas sheltering, with eyelets, 2ft. wide, 4d. 3ft. wide, jd. 4ft. wide, 6d. per yard run strong rot-proof i-inch mesh Netting, 30 square yards, is. List and Samples free.- H. J. GASSON, Government Contractor, Rye. Farm and Garden. COW LINE quickly cuies Cows' sore teats and swollen udders. No remedy like it. Send is. for large tin.—Sbawyer, Chemist, Swindon, Wilts. Of all chemists 597a j31 ANTED, large and small quantities of VV Hay and Straw, Carrots, and Swedes also Potatoes and other Farm Produce. State prices.—G. II. Webster. Office and Warehouse: St. Andrew's-strept, Gallowgate, Newcastle-on-Tvne. Telephone 2800 Cen- tral Telegrams, Straw," Newcastle-on- Tyne. 585a GARTON'S New Breed Red King Seed Wheat, once grown, 45s. for 36 stones, including sacks.—F. Garforth, Drighlington. 535a. ENDYFFRYX ~GARDENS.—For" Cab- bage, Cauliflower, and other Plants; Cut Flowers, Fruit, and Vegetables: Wreaths Bouquets, Sec. Trade supplied.- Peter Wright, Pendyffryn, Penmaeiimawr.1184 ON SALE, beautiful Peacocks.-Apply, Bryniach, Eyirth, near Ruthin. BULBS. BULBS.—500 Guaranteed Flow- J) ering Hyacinths, Tulips, &c., 4/ 300, 2/6; 150, 1/6. 5°0 (Specially Selected), 5/ 300, 3/3 150, 2/ Sample 70, post fre-C, I/- —Garden Supply Co., 3ig, Plough-road, Rotherhithe, London. 543^2 MILLIONS OF PLANTS. JULY SOWN. iVi Early Enfield, Ellam's Early, Early Market, Wheeler's Imperial, 3s. 1,000.— Arthur Puffin, Putton, Beds. 502a IIA.SIC PRICES, A apply to VV Ellis & Cc., Merchants, Abergele 57 I ""LOWER POl'S, 192 for 7s. 6d. (crate re- JL turnable). 12 Sin., 20 6in., 50 sin., 60 4in., 50 3in. Special quotations for quanti- ties Send for catalogue, free.—Herberts Park Pottery, Darlaston, Staffs. LOOK! STRING NETTING. FOR Poultry enclosing, waterproof, iin. mesh. 30 yds. by 1 yd is. 4d. 30 yds. by 2 yds., 2S. 6d. 30 yds. by 3 yds., 3s. Sd. this is sent carriage paid.—H. I kobinson, Wish Ward-street, Rye, Sussex. ALVAXT/.KU FENCING WIRE, in V I i-ewt. bundles, fron. 6 to 14 w.g., per- fect new wire but shorter lengths than usual, 8s. per cwt Galvanised Barbed Wire, slightly soiled, in 84 lb. bundles, 336 yds., 9s. per bundle.—N.W. Dept., BUTLER, Bell Works, Wolverhampton. YGALVANIZED "ROOFING "SHEETS, V J Special job lot light sheets, 21 inches wide, to cover 18 inches, 5ft. 7-Jd. 6ft. gd. each all new, sound and free from holes, but slightly soiled.—N.W Dept BUTLER, Bell Works, Wolverhampton. Estab. 1828. ALVA\TI/El) BARB WIR E, Enj^liih V_J make, new, but slightly soiled, 841b. bundles, 336yd 93. per bundle.— N.W. Dept., BUTLER, Bell Works, Wolver- hampton Established 1828. e- ALV-=-,ÜnZED- Córrugated-sEeets, J special, salvage, ne'v sheets, soiled by sea water, 5ft., is. 6ft., is. 3d. 7ft., is. 6d. 8ft;, is. 8d. N.W. Dept., BUTLER, Bell Works, Wolverhampton. Established 1828. Horse Training. W ALLEY, late of Dinarth, is open to Break all Classes of Horses.—Apply Wallev, follhouse, Penrhyn Bay, near Llan dudno. n6^2dq Horses, Carriages, &c., for Sale. OR SALE -New F.ubl>er Tyi-e GoN,erness I Car and Second Hand Gig, Dogcart, two Light Lorries, Horsebreaker's Cart, two Phaetons, Rubber Tyred Landau, Victoria and Brougham; Business and Pleasure Floats a speciality; Handcarts and Wheel- barrows and 'Bus Top. Cash or easy terms. —Francis and Sons, Coachbuilders, Colwyn Bay. 112. 43 V ESICO-SUDORIFIC (flying horse trade- V mark).—A powerful penetrating re- medy for Lame Horses, Weak Joints, Sprained Sinews, Diseased Bone, Puffy Swellings. Needs no special attention. Pots 2s. 6d. or 53. PEDICURA cures Thrush, Buttle Hoof, Greasy Heels, Itchy Mane, Tail or Legs, Mangy Skin in all ani- mals. Tins. 2s. 6d. from GREGORY & CO., Temple, Bristol, or through your Chemist. 28a Birds for Sale C'AN ARIES for Breeding and Song, best, cheapest in the world; also Parrots, &c. list free.—W. Rudd, Bird Specialist, Nc)rwicli. 018 Mortgages. MORTGAGES.—Advances on Freehold I or leasehold Properties on advan- tageous iternis.—Apply, Mr. Hindley, Solic- tor, Llandudno. 397a MORTGAGES.—^10,000 to be let out M on Mortgage on Freehold Properties, from 4 per cent. interest.—Apply, Cardsby Hj/siam, Town Hall, Rhyl. Medical. The Medical Home, Colwyn Bay. FULLY TRAINED CERTIFICATED NURSES supplied, who live in the Home when not at Cases, and are under personal supervision. Patients received. Massage. Nursing: Appliances on Hire. For terms and particulars, apply,— Tel. »4. MATRON: MISS ISABEL MATTY. 38 "THE WIFE'S HANDBOOK and family ^edicaJ Guide," 1910 edition (illus- trated) 80 pages of sterling information for the married; over 1,000,000 copies sold at 6d. each now offered ABSOLUTELY FREE, in sealed envelope; the original genuine edition, copyright; largest illus- trated list of surgical and domestic goods published also enclosed.—N. W. DORSAN & CO., 57, Robson-road, Weot Norwood, London. 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Gasson, Government Contractor, Rye. 0 Splendid Dark Blue 20.000 or Grey Cloth Trousers, no common rubbish; as worn by the Metro- politan Police; any size, Post Free, 3s. 6d. pair; selected 4s. Gd. a pair cheaper kinds kept.-H. J. Gasson. Government Con- tractor, Rye. iXJ ILITARY KNEE BOOTS, smart ap- iv 1 pearance, 7s. 6d. pair, Naval Knee Boots, very strong, 5s. 6d. per pair. Bluchers, 5s. 6d per pair. Any size. Car- riage paid. Cash returned if not approved of.—PI. J. GASSON, Government Con- tractor, Rye. ATERPROOF COVERS, same mater- ial and pliable as railway sheets; 12ft. by 9ft., 12s. 15ft. by 9ft., 15s. and so on to any size at is. per square yard; with lashes. Suoerior stout, rot-proof Green Canvas, is. 6d. sqaure yard, with lashes.— H J. GASSON, Government Contractor, Rye Musical, &c. NEW MUSIC. HEINRICH SUCK'S New Waltz "Nym- phentanz will be the success of the season. Pos.t free, 1/6. Send P.O. to W. Stratton, Lordswood-road, Harbone, Bir- mingham. 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Hockey. COLWYN BAY AND DISTRICT HOCKEY CLUB v. STRADBROOK, PRESTATYN. The former team was entertained by the latter on Saturday. This was the first of the "mixed" matches in connection with the Bay Club. The game throughout was very fast. The visitors pressed first, but the homesider gradually gained supremacy, and at times became dangerous, Miss Harrop, the goal- keeper for the Bay XI. performing one or two splendid saves, but neither side had scored when half time was called. After the interval the visitors became more aggressive and continually pressed, losing two or three splendid opportunities of scoring by unfortunate decisions of off-side." The defence of the Colwyn Bay XI. was on the whole weak, being at times very unreliable and frequently being guilty of "sticks," but Bostock as usual played a splendid gam,, and was ably backed up by Miss E. Pollitt, the captain of the ladies' team. Owing to bad light and only one ball being in use, the game (both captains deeming it safer on account of above reasons) was abandoned a few minutes off-time, with no score in favour of either side. The visitors were entertained to tea by the homesider, which function concluded a pleasant outing. I
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TIDE TABLE FOR THE NORTH WALES COAST.* NOVEMBER. Date Morn. Eveo. beight. 25 5 13 6 8 129 20 6 46 7 9 12 10 27 7 43 1:1 13 13 S 28 8 42 97 14 5 29 9 15 9 29 15 3 30 9 50 109 10 o DECEMBER. 10 27 10 45 .6 6 2 11 2 11 18 16 9 Conway 10 minutes later.
A FIGHT FOR LIBERTY. THE COMMON PEOPLE" of this country, this boasted land of freedom and fair-play, have received a challenge to fight, and the stakes put up are nothing less than their political liberty. If we, the said "common people," are the liberty-loving nation we pretend to be, and really mean it when we sing that we never, never, never shall be slaves," what are we to do in the face of such a challenge? There is only one course open to us. We must pick up the gauntlet and fight, fight with all our strength and energy, fight with a determination to win, and to win in a manner so decisive that never again shall any usurper dare to wrench from us our hard-earned rights and privileges. And that is just the mood the great majority of the nation are in to-day. They are ready for the fray, and are con- fident of success, for thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just." But observe the result of their united and determined attitude. Their challengers, who com- menced by being insolent, are now turning tail and running away from the consequences of their own actions. We never chal- lenged you," say the Lords and their backers in effect, and don't wish to fight you. Why, then, should you desire to fight us? In other words, having dared to perform an action which made an early ap- peal to the country inevitable, they are turning round and declaring that there is really no reason why the Government should dissolve and put the country to the trouble and expense of an election! Such talk is the veriest nonsense, as even Mr. Balfour has admitted, and those guilty of it received right and proper treatment at the hands of Mr. Asquith at the National Liberal Club on Saturday and of Mr. Lloyd George at Mile End on Monday night. Any- one who reads those two speeches dispas- sionately cannot fail to realise that the Government are taking the right and proper course, that there is no other way by which the lordly usurpers can be made to feel the consequences of their rash and ill-advised action in rejecting the People's Budget and the people enabled to govern themselves in accordance with the spirit of our Constitu- tion. That is the position to-day, and the Tories, with all their bluff and chicanery, have not the courage to face it. They are trying to get away from their own chal- lenge by resorting to misrepresentation and gross distortion of facts. Were the matter not so serious, were the issues not of such vital importance, it would really be laugh- able to watch the Tory leaders and tthe Tory Press indulging in such ingenious con- tortions in their hasty and panic-stricken efforts to escape from the mesh of their own making in which they are entangled. But such antics are too obvious to deceive any- bodv except, of course, those who wish to be deceived. The people of this country are for the most part educated and their eyes are opened, and they have developed an inconvenient faculty for seeing things as thev really are, and not as their would-be tyrants seek to exhibit them. In this crisis, more than ever before, their habit of judging for themselves is proving very unpalatable to those lordly tyrants who would like to fasten the feudal yoke about their necks. And so, as the Lords have at last realised, this election can end in only one way. Through the medium of the ballot-box the people will strike a final blow for the establishment of their precious liberties. Henceforward their will must prevail. They have long enough submitted to the thwarting and flouting of their desires by a non-elected and non-re- presentative body whose only concern is for their own vested interests, and now that the opportunity has been afforded them they will utilise it in a way which was never anticipated by those who during all these years have defied their wishes and mocked at their most sacred aspirations. As Mr. Lloyd George so convincingly showed on Monday evening, Wales has a special and long-standing grievance against the Lords, and we firmly believe that Wales will unite with the other constituent nations of this great Kingdom in settling that old account in a decisive manner. Nobody in Wales, at any rate, can be misled by the death-bed repentance of the House of Lords and its professed' desire to reform itself. It is too late now to talk of reform. They have laughed to scorn all the suggestions of reform made to them by one of their own number during the long period of thirty years, and now they must put up with the consequence of their own delay. Reform must and will come. But the question now before the country is how to settle the question of the Veto, and that can only be decided satisfactorily by the adoption of the wise plan formulated by the Liberal Government. Once the Veto question is settled, and the relations of the two Houses placed on a proper basis, there will be ample leisure for dealing with the reform of the constitution of the Second Chamber. Attempts are being made, and will con- tinue to be made, to divert the attention of the electorate from this cardinal issue to other matters of really minor importance. Hut they will not be misled. They are only too well aware that whether the House of Lords remains as it is, or is reformed in accordance with the suggestions of Lord Rosebery or Lord Lansdowne, it will con- tinue to oppose the will of the people and to obstruct the path of progress and social reform. Not until the Veto question is finally settled can that obstacle be effectively removed. That it will be so removed is the one certain result of the approaching election, and the Lords know that only too well. Our nation is determined to win back its liberties.
PERSONAL AND SOCIAl The death occurred on Saturday of Mr. Lewis Thomas, of Beaumaris, at the age of 94 years. Mr. Assheton Smith, Vaynol Park, Bangor, has presented to the University College of North Wales, Bangor, a fine American bison. Lady Naylor-Leyand has been entertain- ing a large party, including the Grand Duke Michael, of Russia, and the Countess Torby, at Nantclwyd Hall. Minna Lady Anglesey has taken a house in Charles-street, Berkeley-square, and will in future live a certain part of the year in London. Hitherto she has lived in Paris. The installation of Archdeacon Wynne Jones as Dean of St. Asaph, of Canon Fletcher as Archdeacon of Wrexham, and the Rev. Dan Davies, Vicar of Wrexham, as Canon Residentiary, is to take place at the St. Asaph Cathedral on Wednesday, November 30th. Councillor Lloyd Carter, whose health has been far from satisfactory for the last two years, left Carnarvon on Thursday for a stay of some months in Egypt. He was accompanied by Mrs. Carter, and was seen off by the Mayor (Alderman J. T. Roberts) and a few other friends, who wished him a speedy and complete recovery. Owing to severe frost Sir Watkin Wynn's hounds had only a few hours' sport on Monday afternoon, when one fox lost his brush and another nearly got snaffled." During one of the runs Miss Kynaston, of Hardwick, in taking a brook, fell under her horse in a deep hole. Fortunately she managed to extricate herself, and on her head appearing abve water Robinson, the Wynnstay stable foreman, rushed to her assistance and got Ler out. The horse be- haved splendidly. Mr. William Thomas, the well-known Liverpool shipowner, has contributed Zi,ooo to the King Edward Memorial Fund which the people of Wales are raising towards their proposed campaign against consumption. Mr. Thomas is head of the firm of Messrs. W. Thomas and Co., Limited, Water-street, Liverpool, owners of a large fleet of sailing boats. He has a residence in Carnarvon- shire as well as in Liverpool, and is a close personal friend of Mr. Lloyd George, who, as well as Mrs. Lloyd George, has been his guest while in Liverpool.
SYAINGS OF THE JVEEK. MR. ALFRED COURT. Energy is the chief ingredient in most en- teprises.—At Liverpool. MISS EVELYN SHARP. The person of imagination makes the best cook when cookery is worth while.—In the Manchester Guardian." ALDERMAN" W. H. BOWATER. The medical profession stands at the top for the gratuitous good it does for the poor and afflicted.-At Birmingham. MR. JUSTICE AVORY. There is a great deal of difference between a man's first offence and his being caught for the first time.—At Manchester Assizes. MR. W. E. COLLINGE. We are living in an age of progress and soon, no doubt, a dwelling house with flies in it will be regarded as a plague spot.—At Birmingham. PRESIDENT OF MAGDALEN. If the day of privilege is passing away, the day of the responsibility of the demo- cracy is growing with tremendous rapidity. -At Bristol. MR. EUSTACE REYNOLDS-BALL. I confess to having, in common with poets, statesmen, and other great men, a weakness for Punch and Judy shows.—In "Travel and Exploration." MISS ELIZABETH BISLAND. There would be less need for minding other .people's business if there was an earnest and concerted effort to mind our own.—In the "North American Review." LORD WINTERSTOKE. The business men of the last century achieved their position, and made their mark, by personal application and persistent conflict with difficiiities.-At Bristol Uni- versity. MR. GRANVILLE BARKER. I want some franchise for women I would rather have all women over six feet high and alt women who bear the names of Amelia Jane enfranchised than that they should get nothing at all.—At the Caxton Hall.
CAKES AND PUDDINGS.—No. 54. CHRISTMAS PUDDING. Sent by Mrs. Taylor, Shaw Heath. i packet Cakeoma. lb. finely chopped Suet. A little Salt. A grated Nutmeg (optional). 1 teaspoonful Pudding Spice (optional). 1 lb. raisins. 1 lb. Currants. i lb. Candied Peel cut small. 1 lb. raw Potatoes grated on fine grater. 1 lb. raw Carrots METHOD.—No eggs or milk required. Mix the dry ingredients first and then put in the potatoes and carrots and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon for 20 minutes. Boil for 8 or 10 hours and serve with Sweet Sauce. This makes an excellent pudding, and is very economical. Cakeoma is sold in 3Jd. packets by Grocers and Stores everywhere. Recipe book will be sent post free on re- quest to Latham & Co., Ltd., Liverpool.
WEEK BY WEEK. Mr. E. R. Davies, Secretary to the Carnarvonshire Education Authority, has re- ceived a Welsh letter of thanks from five boys now at Stockport for Welsh books which had been sent them. Wandering over a field one day a man came across a large stone inscribed "Turn me over." After much difficulty he suc- ceeded in turning it over, and found on the other side of the stone the words Now turn me back again so that I can catch some other idiot." Amongst recent purchases for the Welsh National Library are documents and letters from the Lansdowne collection in the British Museum, including the grant by Henry IV. of the Principality of Wales to his son. The mode of investiture was by placing a chaplet on the Prince's head, a gold ring on his finger, and a gold staff in his hand. It sets a Welshman's teeth on edge to ob- serve how Welsh place-names are maltreated by the English newspapers in their reports of the colliery strike incidents. For exam- ple, the nearest the Liverpool Post (published, be it noted, in "the capital of North Wales"; can get to Pontypridd is "I'artprudd'* I Terrible! The Rev. Dr. Hugh Jones, the well-known Welsh Calvinistic L Methodist minister, of Liverpool, met with a nasty accident the other day. lie fell in his bedroom and broke his leg. He is, however, reported to be progressing favourably, in spite of the fact that he is in his eighty-first year. Dr. Jones is the senior NVelsh pastor in the Mersey city, and he has had the pastoral charge of the same church for cloffe upon forty years. .¡ Amongst the manuscripts recently secured for the National Library of NN-alies A Journal of a Tour through North Wales," written in 1802. Of Aberystwyth the tourist says The Welsh women appear to be the only people that are active. The men are lazy, indolent, and leave everything to be done by their wives." At Carnarvon the tourist went "to hear the service at a chapel belonging to a sect who call themselves Jumpers." A Pressman who was travelling by a North Wales train got into conversation with two Councillors, both of them successful grocers in a certain seaside town, and the talk turned upon remedies for consumption. The following dialogue ensued between the two public men:- No. i A lady customer of mine swears by Angel's Emulsion. No. 2 (sarcastically) By what? No. i Angel's Emulsion. Xo. 2 (excitedly) By what ? Xo. i Angel's Emulsion. No. 2 (in a tone of conscious superiority) Oh! Angel's Emolution Collapse of Pressman. A man who was asked to give a paper before a literary society connected with a North Wales chapel selected Sir Henry Morgan, the famous sea-rover, as his sub- ject, but only gave the secretary the name Henry lorgan" to place on the pro- gramme. Most of the members of the society had never heard of the buccaneer, and jumped to the conclusion that the name on the programme was that of some Welsh preacher or author of former days. One deacon, who wanted to prime himself with information beforehand, consulted Cofiant John Jones, Talsarn Not finding any- thing there upon the subject he tried Llyfr- yddiaeth y Cymry," but again in vain. As a last resort he tried the bulky History of the Martyrs," by Thomas Jones, of Denbigh, but even that erudite tome contained no reference to Henry Morgan. The good man's feelings when he found out who Morgan really was may be imagined, but can hardly be described.
JOTTINGS FROJf NATURE. NOVEMBER 21. Whilst fishing from the Llandudno pier- head a friend of mine recently caught an example of the dragonet or skulpin, Calli- onymus lyra, which he was good enough to bring to me. Mr. H. E. Forrest in his Fauna states that the species is not uncom- mon off the north coast of Anglesea and in the Menai Straits, but gives no instance of its having been taken in Llandudno Bay or off the Denbighshire coast, though it is "frequently taken at the mouth of the Dee," where it spawns. I am told that it is but seldom taken with a line, and that as a rule it is caught in the shrimp-trawl. The study of the fishes and cetaceans which frequent our North Wales coast either per- manently or on migration is sadly neglect- ed it is true that from an economic point of view thev jre given some attention, but there must be a delight, an ever-increasing delight, in acquiring a knowledge not only of whether the forms we see, edible or otherwise, are of rare or frequent occurrence but also of the habits of all marine verte- brates.
Abergele Sparks. What a rollicking time of it the Wesleyans of Abergele must have had in the good old days gone by. Wesleyan Methodism was introduced into Abergele immediately after the formation of the Welsh Mission in 1800. In the September of that year the two missioners, the Revs. Owen Davies and John Hughes, visited the town. Mr. Oven Davies preached in English on the street, and had a peaceable hearing save for the disturbance of two clergymen who tried to distract the congregation. Mr. John Hughes soon afterwards preached in Welsh in the parlour of the Union Hotel. Fancy preaching in a pub It was in 1802, however, that the attempt was made to es- tablish regular preaching in the town. Messrs. John Bryan and Edward Jones, Bathafarn, had now entered the ministry, and on Whit-Monday, 1802 (a general holi- day), they started their campaign in Aber- gele. Strange as it may now seem, Meth- odism is ind-ebted to the public house for a shelter in its early days in many a neigh- bourhood. So it happened at Abergele. The daughter of the Cellar Inn had some time previously married Mr. Richard Griffiths, of Denbigh, who with his parents were already Wesleyan Methodists in that town. Mr. and Mrs. Griffiths were the parents of t lwydfardd, the elsji Arch- druid. Through their influence the Cellar Inn yard was secured for the service, and a large number of friends from St. Asaph and Denbigh accompanied them to Abergele to support the evangelists. The Sunday even- ing following Edward Jones, Bathafarn, rode into the town from Conway, and though hundreds had gathered to listen to him in the vicinity of the Cellar Inn yard he was forbidden by a magistrate and the vicar to preach. But they sill persisted, and afterwards, till June 26th, 1804, tkey preached first at the Fron and then at the George Inn. What would the Abergele preachers of to- day say if thev were asked to preach a ser- mon in the Old George and Dragon? But the Salvation Army lasses in England do this kind of work almost every night of their lives. There is a lot of good work waiting to be performed by preachers even in public houses and barbers' shops! So let them be up and doing. From the 1st January next the County Court of Flintshire will be held at Rhyl only, and not at St. Asaph and Rhyl as it has been in the past. Well, there are plenty of people living in this district who would not grumble one little bit if the County Coutt of Flintshire was held alternately in Jerusalem and Jericho. County Courts are not conducive to a life of contentedness. They are only good for the judges, registrars, and bailiffs. SEARCHLIGHT.
Llandudno Field Club. r T THE BANGOR UNIVERSITY COLLEGE NEW BUILDINGS. [BY G. A. HUMPHREYS] No one can have passed through the City of Bangor without being impressed by the stately pile of College Buildings, now nearing completion, on the Upper Bangor plateau. Their situation is unique, and the only oppor- tunity of making anything like a comparison is with the Glasgow University site. A College which is a Constituent College of a University, and incorporated by Royal Charter, ought to be on a noble scale, and the Bangor authorities have risen to the occasion in a manner which deserves much praise. Ruskin has said that It is chiefly by private, not by public effort that your city must be adorned," and truly we here have a striking example, for what would the Bangor College buildings have been without the great financial assistance of the Drapers Company or the Prichard-Jones Hall ? But we must not forget the gift of the site by the Corpora- tion of Bangor. We gathered that the gifts and promises amount to £ 116,000 (of which only ^20,000 is Government money), and of this large amount £830340 has already been received. Even these large figures, however, will not give such an adeqnate idea of the scheme as a walk through the new buildings, especially if it is taken under the leadership of Professor J. E. Lioyd, M.A., and Mr. Henry Lewis, chairman of the executive body, tne gentlemen who were plied wit 11 questions by the Field Club members that day. The College is fortunate in having an architect, Mr H. T. Hare, F.R.I.B.A., of London, who, from an initial bold conception, is carrying through his scheme with that care and thoroughness of detail for which he is so well-known. While the essential piinciples of architecture are unchangeable, the conditions of life, mental, moral and material, rapidly change, and true architecture must respond thereto. A College with its various depart- ments and somewhat complex life creates conditions that have to be met and ends that have to be attained, which require to be dealt with by a master mind, and we cannot help congratulating Mr Hare on his fine efforts and successful result. You have in this work well-founded knowledge, simple and right aims, thorough mastery of handicraft, splendid invention in arrangement, and un- erring commonsense in treatment. The whole scheme is designed to comprise buildings around the "Great Quadrangle" and the Eastern Quadrangle," viz.. the Arts and Administrative blocks, the Great Hall, the Library and Museum, certain science blocks, and the Professors and Staff rooms. These are all on the upper level. The lower group is to consist of blocks for Botany and Zoology, Agriculture and Mining, and possibly other departments. The por- tions of the scheme now being built comprise the Arts and Administrative Departments, the Library and Museum, and the Great Hall. The whole of the buildings are faced with Cefn stone, and the roofs covered with Precelly slates. The construction throughout is fire-resisting, and the joinery is in oak and teak. Passing over the site of the great quad- rangle, we entered the Arts block, near the Registrar's Offices. Adjoining these is the blrck given by the Drapers Company, which comprises the Museum and Library, each large room destined to contain a mine of knowledge ever available to the student whether he be undergraduate or professor. The Lecture rooms are numerous, of various sizes, and the largest is specially adapted for lantern lectures. The lower ground floor is to he occupied by the student's quarters, and include an Old Student's Common Room. Provision is made for catering to a limited extent, the kitchen department being fitted up with the latest cooking apparatus and machinery. The rooms for the principal, Sir Harry Reichel, face the great quadrangle, and are clothed, as it were, in an atmosphere of repose, hrtsed upon refined thought and simplicity of purpose. Lastly, mention may be made of the Council Chamber a beautiful apartment which attracted special attention, and no wonder, for the financial reasons which had imposed ■iijid conditions in regatii to the internal fitting-up of the new College Buildings were not applicable in the case of this one room. Professor Lloyd said that the architect was allowed to have his fling-in the Council Cham- her. The result is likely to approach the ideal meeting place for the executive body. The beautiful oak panelling, the stone fire- places, the modelled plaster ceiling contain- ing the arms of the Boroughs of Wales, the arms of the past and present presidents in the window, and other features, all combine to produce the spirit of beauty which Shelley describes as dear and yet dearer for its mystery." With regard to the new buildings as a whole they appear to be a great success. The first great principle that must be sought and required in architecture is truth, and we find at Bangor an excellent illustration of truthful expression of the purpose of the building. The use and disposition of the different materials in a building must exhibit ■ egard for truth and fitness. In one instance only did we notice this principle ignored, and that was in the unfortunate lining of the ceilings of the Museum and some of the corridors. The quality of strength rightly exists. Sir Christopher Wren said that a good building ought certainly to possess the attribute of the eternal." Restraint, also, is noticeable, for each feature, ornament, and line, forms an integral part of the architectural scheme. Thoughtless profusion of ornament is like "the multiplication of words without wisdom." The quality of refinement is necessary there, for it appears in all Mr. Hare's work-every- thing the best of its kind and at the same time so suited to its purpose and place that it appears inevitable. The treatment of the subject in a simple, yet grand manner, the proper massing of the several parts, and the subordination of detail to the larger forms of the composition, is the means of bringing the whole design into such a pleasing unity that it ought to exercise an elevating influence in the future architecture of North Wales. May it do so. The members of the Club, after completing the perambulation of the College buildings, walked over to the Girls' County School, where they were entertained to tea by Miss Mason, head of the County School, Professor J. F. Lloyd, Dr. Phillips, and others. On the motion of the Rev. T. H. Guest, M.A., the members of the Club passed a very warm vote of thanks to the Hangor ladies and gentlemen who contributed to the after- noon's instruction. Llandudno, Nov. Iqth. 1910.
Educational Handwork. EXHIBITION AT DENBIGH. A well-attended meeting was held at the National Schools, Denbigh, on Saturday, under the auspices of the Vale of Clwyd Teachers' Association. The chair was taken by Mr. Haves Jones, of Rhydgaled, president of the Association. Mr. Bedford (principal of Abergele Sum- mer School of Handwork) read a paper on the "Principles of Educational Handwork," in which he showed the great benefits which could be derived from going through courses of educational handwork, including light woodwork, clay and cardboard modelling. These subjects he treated as methods of in- struction rather than subjects of instruction. He also showed how these subjects could be introduced into the school curriculum with- out apparently altering the present time tables. Mr. J. C. Davies, organizer of education in Denbighshire, explained how the author- ity were introducing handwork into the schools. At present nine rural schools had been chosen as experimental schools in light woodwork. If at 1he end of the year satis- factory progress was made educationally, more schools would include handwork next year. (Applause.) On the motion of Mr. W. M. Pierce, seconded by Miss Gee, a vote of thanks was accorded Mr. Bedford. There was a splendid exhibition of hand- work, including light woodwork, paper and cardboard modelling, basket work, art needlework, and ,.Iasticing work. |
Colwyn Bay Liberal Association. PRINCIPAL REES ON THE LAND OF MY FATHERS." An enthusiastic and well-attended meet- ing, under the auspices of the Colwyn Bay Liberal Association, was held in the Lec- ture Hall on Friday evening, when Princi- pal T. Rees, of Bangor, gave an eloquent and rousing address on "The Land of my Fathers." County Councillor David Lewis, of Eithinog, made an admirable Chairman, and was supported by a number of well- known Liberal workers. In the course of his address, Principal Rees. who was very warmly received, dealt with a few of the outstanding points in the history of land ownership and tenure in W ales. Our earliest historical evidence, he said, reveals that the land was held in Celtic times on a tribal svstem. A district would be occupied by a family, which de- veloped into a tribe and a group of families, and while each family occupied its own homestead or tyddyn." the land, which was mainly pasture land, was owned and used in common by all members of the tribe, lei tain special rights of food and service were, however, granted to the chief- tain. There were even then people who stood outside the tribe, and who were not allowed to share in the common rights of the tribe, but the main system of land- hoiding in Celtic times was the tribal svs- teIl1. The evidence for this fact is found in the surveys of the land of Wales made by the English Government. After the an- nexation of IN-alez, by Edward the First, the process of the breakdown of the tribal system and the substitution for it of the English system, developed out of the feudal system by the Norman kings, extended from Edward I. to Henry VIII. The rights of the chieftain were transferred to the English Crown. The law of primogeniture was substituted for the gavelkind. Gradu- ally the whole of the occupied and culti- vated land of Wales came under the feudal system. Now that system meant, in theory at least, that THE KING OWNED ALL THE LAND of the country, but the King was represent- ing the nation. Feudalism in theory meant the nationalisation of land. Then the King allowed his barons to hold the land in con- sideration of services which they rendered to the King and country, such services in- cluding the whole of the military services, all That correspond to the maintenance of army and navy, at the present time, as well as various other payments and privileges accorded to the King. The barons in turn sub-let the land on similar terms to their subordinates. In practice, no doubt, the King often allowed his personal advantage and favouritism to over-ride the theory and the advantage of the nation. But the out- standing fact is that this land was granted to the great landowners, not as their pos- session, but to hold in consideration of services they rendered to their country. Between the time of Henry VIII. and Charles II. the system was gradually modi- fied, so that the landlords retained the 'land and ,shifted them- obligations on to other people. Finally, in the reign of Charles II., they secured their total re- lease from (rendering any service to 'the Crown by passing an Act which gave the King an equivalent sum of money, raised by a tax on beer and liquors. But this does not account for more than half the land of the country. The story of the an- nexation of the other half is STILL MORE SCANDALOUS. Henry VIII. robbed the monasteries of their lands and gave it to his favourites for no better reasons than that they supported him in getting rid of his wives. But a still more extensive act of robbery was the gradual enclosure of the commons. The feudal system had left vast areas of land unappropriated for the use of the people in common. But the landowners in Parlia- ment as far back as 1232 by the Statute of Merton began to legalise the wholesale con- fiscation of the common lands for their own classes. So great was the poverty and misery produced by these acts that in Tudor times several acts were passed against en- closures, but during Stuart times, and still more in the Hanoverian period, the process of enclosing the common lands went on until it was nearly all appropriated. The Commissioners who inquired into enclosures in 1867 reported that during the previous 150 years over seven million acres of com- mon lands had been enclosed, or nearly one-third of the land that was then under cultivation. These were the chief ways that the land of Wales, as also the land of England, had been stolen from the nation and appropriated by the landlords. By this time many lands had changed hands, and many of the present owners had paid full value for the land they owned. That fact complicated every attempt at land re- form. One thing at least could be done. Measures could be taken to see that the same thing could not occur in future. For land had an intensive as well as an ex- tensive value. The meaning of the land legislation of the Budget and the present land valuation was that the country should know what was the future increase in the intensive value of land, and that it should not allow the landlords to go on stealing in the future as in the past. The landlords njow recognised V1.t they hiad stolen all that was worth taking of the extent of the land, and they wanted to set up a new iprocess, which they called the establish- ment of peasant proprietors, but which really meant that they wanted to see the land back to the people to get a vast amount of money out of the people, so bringing about a state of things under which they could begin over again to steal the land back from the people. (Applause.) Mr. J. T. Taylor proposed a vote of thanks to Principal Rees, and this was seconded by Mr. John Jones (Grimsby House), and supported by Mr. J. Cromp- ton, Mr. R. Thomson, J.P., and Mr. L. M. Burrell.
Poultry. How many poultry keepers realise the absolute necessity of green food? It is quite as necessary as grain or soft food. Most fowls are in confinement in grass runs and pick up green food for themselves, but in time poultry runs grow rank, and con- sequently neglected by the poultry, or get trodden so as to prevent grass from grow- ing, or its growth is insufficient. As a consequence they suffer generally, and scarcity of eggs i.s the result, and change of ground is absolutely necessary. But where this is impossible there is nothing better to ward off disease than freshly cut green food—that is, any garden greens. Growing chickens cannot have too much, and roots, as beet, swede, &c., are most valuable at this time of the year. Poultry at this time of the year are very subject to ailments of various kinds (ills that fowl flesh is heir tol, and as preven- tion is better than cure I can strongly re- commend my readers to use an old herb called Rue (Ruta gravelors). It is a very easv plant to grow, and is ornamental as well as useful. The leaves are chopped up with any green food, such as chickwreed, lettuce, dandelion, nettles, &c., and mixed with the soft food. If any of my readers cannot obtain this plant or have no means of growing it, I can supply a limited num- ber of strong plants at 6d. each, post free, through the Editor of this paper. It is a perennial, and stands the cut and come again process. It does well as a house plant, and is a very healthy plant to grow indoors. W. T. ROYLE.
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