—— Colwyn Bay Ratepayers' Association. The second statuory meeting of the Colwyn Bay and District Ratepayers' Association was held on Tuesday evening in the Lecture Hall, Colwyn Bay. The Chairman of the Associa- tion, Mr H. J. Marsden. presided over a fair attendance, which included Councillors George Bevan, Edward Allen, and William Greenfield. The Chairman referred to the loss to the Association by the death of Mr Marsan, who who was the means of bringing a large number of persons to join the Association. It was most distressing that he should be taken away so soon, and he moved a vote of condolence with the family in their bereavement. The vote was passed by all upstanding. The Chairman referred to the Town's Financial Statement, which had appeared in the Weekly News, and which he said shewed that the town was going further into debt than out of it. The question was how were these debts to be met ? They were told in the last meeting of the Ratepayer's Association that rates would not go up, but, according to the balance-sheet they were in a very much worse condition. He thought the comments of the Local Government Board on the balance-sheet would prove very interesting reading. (Laughter). If Mr Bevan could explain how they were going to get out of the difficulty he should be very glad to know. (Hear, hear). They were going from bad to worse, and he (the speaker) could see no prospect of getting out of the difficulty unless they levied a special rate. Mr Slater read a few questions to Mr I Bevan, and the Chairman spoke of alleged favours upon Assessment Committees, and I argued that the Ratepayers' Association desired to be constructive and not destructive. (Hear, hear). Mr S. T. Frost, of Rhos-on-Sea, spoke, and said the administration of local affairs left much to be desired, and they should look out for men to represent them uncontaminated by influences. He also advocated a revaluation in Colwyn Bay, and a reduction of the salaries of the District Council officials. Mr Allen asked Mr Frost if he realised what the re-valuation of Colwyn Bay would mean. He (the speaker) agreed with the principle, but it should apply to the whole county, and not to Colwyn Bay alone. It was difficult to find out who were overassessed and under- assessed. After further discussion, Mr Bevan stated that Mr Frost's estimation of £ 20,000 being gained by a revaluation was I; an exaggerated (tue as property depreciated, in value outside some parts. He would be" much surprised if th«& re-assessment of old property would bring1 in ^1000. To expect £ 20,000 was absolute nonsense. If they got ^500 or ,Ci,coo they would be lucky. The overseers were equitable men. The speaker referred to the Queen's Lodge and National Provincial Bank Assessments, where the overseers lost, and which would take a rate of twenty years to recoup what was spent. It was absolute folly to throw money away on a false basis, and they must not be led into the pitfall advised by Mr. Frost. (Hear, hear.) There was no favoritism in assessing. He had been annoyed to find in a certain sheet sucli words as old gang" or "cliques" on the Council. He had never seen it. (Laugh- ter.) He would sooner resign his seat on the — ■ ■ ———■ actios ,fTLtlePenSed °n mean and scl,rvy actions. l he speaker then replied to the rrsrhh? in »»nner? tie said the> had something to eo ae-ainst the £ 11,000 adverse balance, for bills were sent out for gas when quarter was due Nvhereas about £ 3,000 had to be spent before honesUvTried^' F°'' 2° yearS he liad Honestly tried by every means to keeo the rates low, and although the rate was hieh at present he was sure when they had got pS. ",e ,hey «"»"<< be i» a good
Unopposed Returns. ARFON DIVISION. posed fr^Ih^A was returned unop- Sin in °n Dn'lsicm of Carnarvon- dat. beiW MmSt "d° Th"rf te« .Tdo SS *$*>, han!led i» by Mr. P«STr UillLam,. Mr Jones- agent, on behalf of .Ir. Jones, with an immense list of assent- ors. ihe proposer? and seconders in the 16 distiicts of the constituency are as fol- lows -Bangor, Dr. Griffith EvIi" aSd Ken^-i'eWJS; Bethesda, W. J. Parrv and ?ndUF ? Kah0S; Llanberis> E. "Jones Jones and ? h i, „Lland«dno, Thomas If and J°hn Bel lis; Penmaenmawr .Mm Ihcmas Ferncliffe and Wm. Mc- p £ "\v; ,^lanfairff^n. John Griffiths, lias Ae>vydd, ana Rev. William Matthews, M-A. Bethel, David Griffith and G R
Were the people of this country better off under Protection than they are to-day under Free Trade ? What about the Hungry Forties ?
Colwyn Bay and District. [ Trade Protection Society PFFCH BY SIR J. HERBERT j ROBERTS, BART., Nt.fl. Under the moit happy auspices the annual dinner in connection with the Colwyn Bay and District Trade Protection Society was held last night ^Wednesday) at the Hotel Metropole, and was a brilliant success. Letters of apology were received from Messrs. George Bevan, David Lewis, Eithin- og Dr. Regin ild Jones, F. Schiele, Charlton Jones, R. Thomson, J.P., Dr. iforris Jones, Dr. Lloyd. Mr. John Brock. Rev. J. Wesley Hughes, Messrs. B. Littler, David Jones, E. Storey Jones, J G. Iiartlett, Superintendent Tom Ber Messrs. W. J.' Piews, R. Fisher iDeganwyi, W. A. Earp and F. J. Sa_rson (Llandudno), and Henry Jenkinson. A telegram was received from Ir. T. Artemus Jones, who was to have proposed the toast ot th evening, "The Trade of Col- wyn Bav" l as follows N'erv sorry, afraid impossible, improbable case" will finish." Mr. George MarfeH presided, and he was supported by Sir J. Herbert Roberts, Bart., M.P., Mr. Simon Williams (vice-president), Ir. John J. Price (hon. treasurer), Mr. T. H. Morgan (hon. solicitor), Rev. Canon Hugh Roberts (Vicar of Colwyn Bay), Mr. Edward Allen, Mr. Joseph Dicken, Jr. W. S. Williams (LIandudno). There were also present Messrs J. Roberts. "The Phitwell;" Thomas Jones, Chester House H. R. Davies, Holborn House; E. D. Jones, The Stores Richard Williams Rhos-on-Sea T. D. Roberts, Colwyn T. R. Davies, Windsor House; H. Simkin. Llewelyn-road; J. E. Mills. Penrhyn-road William Jones, C.E., J. Smith, Greenfield-road A. S. Bradburn, L.C.M. Bank; Wm. Jones, X.P. Bank; E. D. Rowland, Colwyn Bay Dr. Huff Hewitt. John ( rompton, Victoria-road Samuel Jones, Marbury; T, R. Lewis, Bradford House; A. N. Cross, Station-road; H. W. Tones, Hollyhurst A. Askew, Conwav-road Xurseries E. J. Hudson, Victoria Park F. Arundale, Conw ay-road Percy Williams, Station-road Henry Morris, Freelands. Abergele J. Cheshire, Abergele-road Llewelyn Davids, Edgar Keeling. Fish Mart; H. D. Carter, Public Tlail R. J. Harrison, Central Stores, Old Colwyn (representing Mr. Rhodes); W M. Evans, Central Stores, Old C ol vyn \V. A Jones, ironmonger, Abergele-road A. G. Pugh, Wynnstay Chambers J. J. Price, Aston House F. M. illiams. Moss Bank Herbert Reynolds, Brittanid, House; Hugh Hughes. Ivy. Build- ing W. Wilkinson, Charles Palmer; T. Jones, Harland House Isaac Roper, Trevor Jones, J. D. Cartmell, J. Kyfiin Tones, David Thomas. West End Stores R. Parker, Frank Bieielon. Hugh Owen, W G. Mobley, R. WT. Jones, H. E. Thorpe (Rhydwen Jones and Davies) Tom Owen, "Excelsior"; T. A. Goodfellow, R. E. Roberts, J. B. Randies, John Jones, Grimsby House Shadrach Evans, C. E. Longman, J. Wallis, S. K. Williams. Charles Reynolds (Parr's Bank), and T. Edwards, Whitehall-road, Coiwvn Bay. The catering by Miss Grisdale was of the highest order and in full keeping with the noted reputation of the Metropole under her management. The loyal toasts were felici- tously proposed by the president and drunk with enthusiasm, and musical honours. In the absence of Mr. George Bevan. tr. John Crompton proposed c; The Navy, Army and Auxiliary Forces," and responded to by Captain T. H. Morgan in a delightful and breezy speech. Sir J. Herbert Roberts, who on rising to propose The Town of Colwyn Bay," re- ceived a most cordial greeting. The whole of the company spontaneously rose to their feet, and lustily sang For he's a jolly good fellow, followed with ringing cheers given again and again. After a few minutes Sir Herbeit thanked the company for the very cordial manner 'n which they had received him. It give him the greatest of pleasure to rise to propose what was really the toast of the evening, that of The Town of Col- wyn Bay. (Applause 1 Sir Herbert in a very interesting -rc(ch made humorous allu- sions to the present political strife, and said what a pity it was to be present at that gathering instead of in the midst of the present electoral tumult. After referring to his long continued interests in the welfare of Colwyn Bay and his associations with the men who had guided and stimulated its pro- gress, he went on to say that he had repre- sented the town in Parliament since 1892. He alluded to that memorable year in which he ocrupied the position of Chairman of the District Council, and said how much he re- gretted that he could only preside at one or two of its meetings, but he had a very loyal lieutenant in Mr. Dicken who had readily served in his place. (Applause.) In a rapidly growing town of that description it was inevitable that some mistake should have been made, but it was a grand feature of our public life that so many able men were willing to risk public criticism and to give time and labour to the community. I Such a position with all its resources of censure offered no higher reward than the consciousness of having striven to serve the community. Looking back over the history of the town he found that in 1S92 its popu- lation was 4700 with 800 houses, while in IQOI the population had increased to 8600. The population was now estimated at 15000 and the number of houses was 2900, so that the community had more than trebled in 18 years. In the first place, to what was that development due, in the second place what were some of its consequences. The pro- gress he had referred to was attributable to the town's natural advantages, in the rare beauty of its environment, and its pure and salubrious air and its lovely suiroundings. (Applause.) Hut while this was true, it waa also the case that this progress was largely due to the enterprise and foresight of ita citizens in providing those things which were necessary to health and prosperity, among them the supply of Dure water and the attraction of a splendid promenade. Many other things in the rise and progress of the, town were dealt with by the honourablet baronet, and in this connection he paid a very high compliment to the excellent busi. ness premises of Colwyn Bay and the skil- ful manner in which they were conducted. He believed that with the existence of such an expansive trade and business in a town like that there was a very important pur- pose to be fulfilled by an Association such as that under whose auspices they were met that evening. It seemed to him that in such a. growing place there was a 100m and a necessity for an Association to protect the interests of the tradesmen of the town. (Applause.) He was not going to say any- thing about trade except to call attention to the$ign of a great revival in commerce, as indicated by a rccoid of imports and exports. In this connection he emphasised the impor- tance of our home trade in relation to thr development of our national life. The eta-tistics of our home trade were not chronicled in any blue book, but after all the home trade of a country is one of the chief foundations upon which our national f/iosperity lests Passing from this subject. Sir Herbert said that his desire and his dream was the continual progress and pros- perity of Colwyn Bay—(applause)—and that Colwyn Bay would steadily advance for many years o come. Sometimes he looked forward, but he could not say that he did ■so altogether with pleasure, to the. time when Colwyn Bay would be sufficiently large to be entitled to a Parliamentary repre- sentative of its own, (Laughter and ap- plause.) He did not know when that might be. It might come some day. The town would advance steadily, and in the second place it would advance in the measure and ■faflaence Of its attraction, and-it- would advance in the thiwi place in the cliaractet arui the beauty of Its public buildings (Applause in this latter conn action he would mention another dream of his, that Colwyn Ray would soon possess its Town Hall (Hear, hear.) He would watch the realisation of those dreams with the utmost and. satisfaction. It was a town to wtucli he was attached by links of real friendship. (Hear, hear.) Anything which he could do in any capacity to serve its in- terests and the welfare of its people that ser- vice would be heartily accorded to the town of Colwyn Bay. Councillor Joseph Dicken, who was thf first to respond, referred to the invaluable service Sir Herbert rendered to Colwyi Ray in connection with the improvemen scheme, and said luiw proud the inhabitants were of their member, irrespective of politics. Councillor Edward Allen also responded, and dwelt upon the necessity of a becondary school ior Colwyn Bay, in which matter he asked for Sir Herbert's assistance. He also referred to the popularity of Sir Herbert, and created much amusement, by saving that of course they would fight him vhen the time came to fight, but for all that they held him personally in the highest esteem. Mr. A. G. Pugh followed, and referred t,) the advantages Colwyn Bay possessed in the fact that so much of its land was sold on the freehold system instead of leasehold, which obtained in some of the districts. He also referred to the need ot more winter attractions, and of lengthening the pier so that passengers might be landed from the steamers rr. W. S. William- the well known LJan- dudno draper, in a very interesting speech proposed The Trade of Colwyn Bay and District and the Trade Protection Society," whi,-h responded to by Messrs. \V. Wil- kinson, T. R. Davies and J. J. Price. In the course of his speech, Councillor T. R. Davies called attention to the unfair treatment experienced by local tradesmen in the fact that so many hawkers were per- mitted to vend their wares about the town. ■What was demanded bv the business people was not preferential treatment but fair trade and he submitted that point to the Associ- ation and the District Council. Other toas's followed. During the evening songs were given bv Mr Shadrach Ivans, "The Veteran's Song," Messrs. E. F. and T 0. Roberts, duet, Ex, elsior lr. W. G. Mobley, Mr. Llew- elyn Davies, Mr. Owen Jones, Nirvana," Mi. I. E Roberts, Welsh song, "Marchog." Mr. Gwilym Rowlands was the accompanist. -.c-
Conway Corporation. DISCORD IS THE BOKOTGH H L'\ D, The Mayor (Councillor Henry Jones) pre- sided over the monthly meeting of the Con- way Town Council yesterday (Wednesday). There were also present Aldermen Edward Roberts, A. Netherwood, Dr. M. J. Morgan, and W. M. Sever, Councillors John Williams, 1. E. Conwav Jones, James Stott, J Hughes, J. P. Griffiths, and John Jones; with the Town Clerk (Mr. T. E. Parry), the Horough Engineer (Mr. !• A. Delamotte), the Porgugh Accountant (Mr. Hugh Parry), the Collector (Mr. T. M. Jones), and the Gas Manager (Mr. H. Dixon).' A COrNCILLOR'S ILLNESS. The Mayor referred to the continued ill- ness of Councillor A. J. Oldman, who had been very poorly during the last few days. He proposed that a vote of sympathy be again accorded to Councillor Oldman. This was agreed to. THE CAMPS. It was stated that a deputation of the Council purposed visiting Chester to-day (Thursday) for the purpose of interviewing the military authorities with reference to the Territorial camps for 1911. FRICTION IN THE BAND. At a meeting of the Band Committee, the Bandmaster presented a report in which he stated that he had suspended one of the mem- bers for insubordination. He also stated that the efficiency of the band suffered through the disloyalty of four members. After a lengthy discussion, the Committee decided that unless the members referred to were at once prepared to work harmoniously with other members of the band to the satis faction of the Bandmaster, they be asked to resign forthwith. Alderman Netherwood said he should like to know something about the dispute be- tween the bandsmen. The band were given great hnancial assistance by the Council, and he considered that something more tangible should be done by the band. He must say that the ratepayers did not appear to get anything like their money's worth, and if this disagreement was likely to develop, it was not worth wasting the ratepayers' money by trying to keep the band together. The Borough Accountant said the matter was discussed thoroughly at the Committee meeting. Each of the members of the band was given an opportunity to express their views, as well as the suspended member. The members of the band who were present undoubtedly appreciated the efforts of the Council to support the band. Councillor J. P. Griffiths remarked that the majority of the members of the band were workingmen, and it was very difficult for some of them to attend to give concerts at Conway and Deganwy. Councillor J. W. Hughes asked what was the result of the passing of the resolution. The Accountant said that the Bandmaster had had no cause to complain, and the mem- ber who was suspended had undoubtedly expressed his regret at what took place. Alderman Netherwood asked whether it was a fact that if the four members did not resign, all the other members of the band in- tended retiring. The Accountant said that words to that effect were used at the Committee. The subject then dropped.
The Llanrwst Litigation. MR. lSCOED JONES v. DISTRICT COUNCIL. PLAINTIFF WINS HIS CASE. Mr. Justice Neville, on Tuesday, in the Chancery Division, delivered his reserved judgment in the action of Isgoed Jones v. The Llanrwst Urban District Council, by which the owner of Plasyndre, on the banks of the Conway, claimed relief in respect of an alleged nuisance caused by the defendants turning crude sewage into the river at a spot near the plaintiff's property. The case was argued bv lr. Homer, K.C., and Mr. Hewitt (instructed by Messrs. Chamberlain & Johnson) for the plaintiff and Mr. Macmorran, K.C.. and Mr. Tomlin (instructed by Messrs. Porter, Amphlett & Jones) for the defendants. His Lordship said that he did not think it necessary to go through the evidence in detail, though there had been an extraordi- nary conflict of testimony. He had care- fully read through the shorthand notes, and come to the conclusion that there had been pollution of the river sufficient to cause a nuisance. The plaintiff's witnesses had spoken to a state of things which they had actually seen, and the difference in the evi- dence might have arisen from the different conditions under which the defendants' wit- nesses saw the river. It rose and fell very rapidly, and the condition of things, there- fore, might change very rapidly. He came to the conclusion that at the spot in question the Conway was not a tidal river in the proper sense of the word. Though the Earl of Ancaster might have a fishery there, he saw nothing to deprive the plaintiff of his rights to the soil of the bed of the river as a riparian owner. He came to the conclusion that the nuisance was a continuing one, and that, therefore, the fact that the land adjacent to the river was in the actual possession of a tenant did not deprive the plaintiff of his right to relief It being a continuing nuis- ance, there would be damage to the rever- sion. Having dealt exhaustively with the statutes and authorities, His Lordship said he could find nothing which gave the defend- ants any statutory rights which would pre- vent the plaintiff from sueing in respect of a common law nuisance, and upon the whole, therefore, he was entitled to relief. The -p&ratiii <lid not ask for damages if, an inpihc- tion was granted, and he thought an injunc- tion was the proper remedy under the cir- cumstances. It would, however, have to be suspended for some time, in order to give the defendants an opportunity of getting rid of their sewage in some other manner. The precise terms of the injunction would be a matter for discussion. The form of the order he suggested was an injunction restraining the defendants causing or permitting the sewage of the town of Llanrwst to flow or the defendants causing or permitting the sewage of the town of Llanrwst to flow or pass into the River Conway by means of the existing outfalls No. 122, or any other out- fall, unless and until the same had been 5 purified and excrementitious matter had beer 1 removed, and from discharging sewage con t taining solid and excrementitious matter s< as to collect in the river bed or on the plain- tiff's land in such a manner as to be a nuisance to the plaintiff or his tenants on the Plasvn- dre Estate. Having regard to the terms, he thought it would be proper to suspend the operation of the injunction for eighteen months. Leave was given to Mr. Macmorran to mention the terms of the order at a later date if he so desired, and the defendants \\ere ordered to pay the cost. of the action.
Markets and Fairs. WELSH. BANGOR (December 2nd).- -Fresh butter, Is. 2d. per lb. fresh eggs, 6 for Is. beef, (id. to iOd. per lb. mutton, 8(1. to 10(1. fat i, s, 4Jd. to 4id. chickens, 3s. (id. to 5s. per couple potatoes, 24ibs. for Is. CARNARVON.-—Fresh butter. Is. 2d. per lb. fresh eggs, G and 7 for Is. beef, 7(1. to 8(1. per lb. mutton, 7(1. to 9d. fat pigs, 4]d. young pigs, 15s. to 20s. each ducks, 3s. to 3s. 3d. geese, 6s. 6(1. to 7s. DENBIGH (November 30th).—Fresh but- ter. Is. 2d. and Is. 3d. per lb. fresh eggs, 5 and C) for Is. beef, 7d. to 10(1. per lb. mut- ton, 8d. to 9d. fat pigs, 4id. to 3d. wool 2 (English), lid. to Is.; ditto (Welsh), 8d. to 9Jd. potatoes, 7s. per hobbet. 2 CONWAV.—Fresh butter, Is. 3d. per lb. fresh eggs, 6 for Is. beef, 6d. to IOd. per lb. mutton, 6d. to IOd. fat pigs, 41(t. young pigs, 20s. to 25s. each ducks, 5s. to 6s. per couple geese, 8d. per lb. PWLLHELI (November 30th).-Fresh butter, Is. Oid. per lb. fresh eggs. 13s. to 14s. per 120 beef, 7d. to IOd. per lb. mut- ton, 6d. to 9d. fat pigs, 4id. per lb. young pigs, 15s. to 18s. each ducks, 4s. to 4s. (id. per couple geese, from 5s. each chickens, 3s. 9d. to 4s. per couple. LLANGEFNI (Thursday. December Ist\. -Butter, Is. Id. per lb. eggs, 8 for Is. beef. 7d. to 9d. per lb. mutton, 8(1. to lOd. lamb, 8(1. to IOd. veal, 7(1. to 9d. pork, 9d. fat pigs, 4id. little pigs, 14s. to 19s. each fowls, Is. 6d. to Is. 8d. ducks, 2s. 3d. oats, yellow, 13s. 6d. per quarter; black, I-1s. CATTLE. CIIESTEH (Thursday, December 1st). A small supply of stock, and a poor attend- ance of dealers. An active demand for milch cows, which made up to £ 21 stirks, 1)0 to £12; and barren cattle, i- I I to 2. Few sheep were on offer, and a good clearance was made. DUBLIN (Thursday, December 1st). — Numbers: Beasts, 5,419 sheep, 6,674 calves, 19 cows, 250. Large supply of rough cattle, and a slow trade choice scarce, and in fair demand beef, 39s. per cwt. Sheep, dull demand, 2s. cheaper mutton, 5d. to 6id. 2 LEICESTER (Saturday, December 3rd). —Moderate consignments of store stock trade steady at firm rates. Choice milch cows, £ 25 to £ 27 good lots, (22 to /24 calving heifers, £18 to £ '20 secondary sorts, /16 to £17 crossbred Herefords, il3 to /15 cross-polled Irish, ./12 to £ 13 Ins. Welsh cattle, 10 to 12 calves, 20s. to 40s. each. LEEDS (Tuesday. December 6th). —-Cattle and sheep supplies in smaller demand slow- market, but no great change in prices. Beef 5id. to 6:¡d. sheep. 5id. to 8 d. per lb. pigs 2 in slow demand from 7s. 6d. to 7s. 9d. per stone. Beasts, 599 sheep, 1,903 pigs, 24. HODNET (Tuesday, December T?th). — Again a fair supply of all fat stocks, and trade ruled about the same as last market, except pigs, which were a shade dearer. Quota- tions Beef, 5jd. to 6Jd. veal, 61rl. to 8d. mutton. 6-Jd. to 8 t d. per lb. BIRMINGFIAM (Tuesday, December 6th\. —Beasts and sheep scarce and business dull. Best Herefords sold at 7id. per lb. short- horns- 7d. to 741 (1. bulls and cows, 4id. to 5id. wether sheep, 7id. to Sld. ewe's and 2 rams, Sd. to 6id. Very large supply of pigs and demand quiet, bacons realising 10s. 3d. -ctttte-,s, 10s. 6d. to 10s. 10(1. porkets, lis. 6d. to 12s. and sows, 9s. per score. SALFORD (Tuesday, December Gtli). — Cattle trade very slow, with prices about the same as last week. There was a good trade for choicest sheep: other kinds slow. Quota- tions Choice small cattle, 6id. good bul- locks and heifers, 6d. to 61d. middling cattle 4 and good young cows, 5jd. to 5id. rough 2 cattle, -1 :¡d, to 5(1. small North-country sheep, 7Jd. to 8d. heavy, 6Jd. to 7id. small Irish, 7 £ d. heavy, 6id. to 6Jd. eaves, 2 1 4jd. to 5Jd. calves, 6Jd. to 8id, per lb. At 1 4 1 market Cattle, 2.365 (decrease, 147) sheep, 7,838 (decrease, 1,574) calves, 93. The Christmas market will be held next Tuesday. CARNARVON (December 2nd).rhere was a good supply of cattle, and a good num- ber of buyers were in attendance. The prices -er- Milch cows, 113 to lIS: heifers, /12 to 114 Two-year-olds iS to /10 yearlings, £6 to 18 per head. BUTTER. CORK (Tuesday, December (ith,). -Qttota- tioiis Firsts. 97s. seconds, 88s. thirds, 84s. fourths, 80s. Mild cured Fine, 88s. choicest boxes, 86s. Fresh butter 99s. and 87s. MANCHESTER (Tuesday, December 6th). —Business continues slow, but prices com- paratively little chrnge on Friday. Quota- tions Choicest Danish, 117s. to 118s.; choicest Swedish, 116s. to 117s., with about Is. more for special dairies choicest Finnish, 116s. to 117s. choicest New Zealand, 112s. to 114s. choicest Argentine, lOSs. to 109s. choicest Siberian, 104s. to 106s. GRAIN. SHREWSBURY (Saturday, December 13s. 6d. to 14s. per 2251b. new oats, 10s. to 10s. 6d. per 2001b. beans, 13s. 6d. to 14s. per 2401b. barley, 14s. to 19s. per 2801b. Prices same as last week, and moderate attendance. LEICESTER (Saturday, December 3rd). —Home-grown wheats were in small supply, and trade ruled quiet. Red wheats, 28s. to 33s. white, 29s. to 34s. per 36st. Malting barley firm, grinding quiet Oats in fair re- quest, at 19s. to 21s. 6d. per 24st. HAY AND STRAW. MANCHESTER (Friday, December 2nd). —Hay, old, 4 £ d. to 5d. clover, old, 5Jd. to 6d. straw, wheat, 3jd. to 3id. oat, 3id. tc 3fd. per stone. 4 LONDON—WHI TEC HA PEL (Saturday, December 3rd).—Lighter arrivals met with slow support, but prices about unchanged. Best clover, 82s. 6d. to 92s. 6d. inferior, 67s. to 77s. specially picked hay, 82s. 6d. good, 70s. to 77s. in.erior, 40s. to 60s. mixture and sainfo;ii, 78s. to 87s. 6d. and straw, 28s. to 33.=. per load. BIRKENHEAD (Tuesday, December 6th).—Clover, 82s. 6d. to 87s. 6d. per ton.
St. Asaph Police Court. Monday: Before Dr. Davies and Mr. R. C. Enyon. The adjourned case of John Jones, Albert- street, Rhyl, for being drunk in charge of a horse at St. Asaph, was gone into, the Bench having put it back from the last Court to enable the defendant to attend, as he had complained thart: the notice given him was too short. P S. Rawlinson and P.C. Hughes gave evidence as to seeing the defendant in a drunken condition in St. Asaph whilst in charge of a horse. Defendant had been re- fused drink, and he had to be locked up for a time, and was sent home in chorge of P.C. Hughes. Defendant contended that he was not drunk, and said he had only had a little stout. He was quite capable of taking charge of himself, and should not have been locked up. Th Chairman said the Bench considered +he-. f)roi,,ed,. and they lined fthe defend- ant 28. 6d. and 7s. costs. For allowing pigs to stray on the highway, Eliis Davies, Vine Cottage, Rhuddlan, was fined 2s. 6d. and 10s. costs. The usual permit for the St. Asaph Slilitlifield on January 5th was granted to Mrs. Roberts, Plough Hotel, St. Asaph.
REMEMBER- That the Liberals keep the loaf untaxed. That the Tories want to tax it. That if it were taxed, the loaf would be dearer.
Rhyl Sale of Work. LORD MOSTYN ON THE CHURCH COMMISSION REPORT. An attractive iale of work was held at the Town Iiali, Rhyl, on Wednesday and Thurs- day, under the auspices of St. John's, Holy Irmity, St. Thomas and St. Ann's Churches The stalls, seven in number, presented au exceedingly pretty appearance. The open- ing oproniony on Wednesday was performed by Lord Mostyn, in the unavoidable absence of Lady Mostyn. Archdeacon Lloyd, in introducing Lord Mostyn, said that he was very sorry to have to inform those who were present that I^ady Mostyn was not able to be present there that day owing to her Ladyship having con- tracted a co'd, but Lady Mostyu had sent her representatives in the person of Lord Mostyn and the II011. Miss Mostyn to do the work for he." That was their tenth annual sale of work, and he did not think that they showed any tendency to fall off. As they all knew, they were poor in Rhyl as a Church, consequently they could not contribute much to outside objects. They tried to do so through the medium of such sales of work, with the result that great Church objects all the world over were being helped by those who helped on the sale. On that account it was a movement which. any one might feel proud to take a part :.). (Applause.) Lord Mostyn, who was well received, said that he could assure them that it gave him very great pleasuie to come amongst them that afternoon, but he had at the outset to express the deep regret of Lady Mostyn at her inability to be present. lie supposed that bazaars were necessary evils. Tie was sorry to call them evils, but they were evils, at any rate, out of which good came. It did them all credit to see how the Vicar had been supported by his parishioners. He could assure them that in the heat and the turmoil of the general election it was a pleasure to get upon such a platform, or indeed upon any platform in order to show the strength of the Church Party, and how they kept themselves together in the inteiests of their Church (Applause.) Some of them perhaps might have lead the report of the Church Commission upon the work of the Churches and the Nonconformist Churches. He thought that they would agree with him thit they came out of that report in a remarkabHr good manner. He had great pleasure in declaring the >ale of work open, (Applause.) lr. Perks moved a \ote of thanks to Lord Mostvn and the Hon. Miss Mostyn, and Mr E. M. Hugh Jones seconded. The following were the stall holderr. S. Thomas' Mrs. Storey, Warhurst, Mrs. Lewis, Mrs. Cooke, Mrs. Turner, Mrs. Joshua Davies, Mrs. Hutton. Miss Gladys Davies, Miss Locock, Mrs. Tayleur, Mrs. Goodwin, Miss Macaulay, Miss Owen Tones. Miss Luiener. S. Ann's (Tea, cake, and refreshment stall) Mrs. James (The Grosvenor), Mrs. Chough, Mrs. Dixon, Mrs. Johnson (Parr's Hank), Mrs. Reynolds, Mrs. J. Roberts, Mrs. Weeks, Mrs. Roberts (William's-street), Mrs Herrin, Miss Thomas. Holy Trinity: Mrs. Lloyd (Vicarage), Mrs Lewis Jones, Mrs. Pierce Lewis, Mrs. E. D. Enns, Mrs. Hugh Hughes, Miss Roberts (Fairholme). Church of England Men's Society's (C.E.M.S.) Stall: Mr. S. Jones, Sec., and the Members; together with Miss Fowles, Miss Birch and Miss Williams. Bijou Stall: Mrs. Talbott, Miss Lloyd, Miss Janie Lloyd, Miss Blakeney, Miss Talbott, Miss N. 'Goodwin (Bethulie). S. John's Mrs. Ellams, Mrs. S. Jones, Mrs. D. Thomas, Miss Lees, Mrs. Hubbard, Miss Livesev, Mrs. Ernest Thomas, Miss Birch, Miss Ellams The decorations had been most tastefully carried out by the Verger, Mr. Gwilym Humphreys.
North Wales Coast Football Association. DRAWS FOR THE CUPS. lr. R. John Hughes presided over a meet- ing of the Council of the Association last night (Wednesday), at the Station Hotel, Llandudno Junction. The following members were also present Messrs. Henry Lloyd (Conway), J. H. Vincent (Llandudno) T. J. Roberts (Llandudno), Percy Weekes (Holyhead), J. O. Davies (Colwyn Hay), Hugh Parry (Conwav), J. L. Harries (Car- narvon), J. W. Post (Treasurer), and Captain Llewelyn Williams (Secretary). Jim Lloyd, of Hlaenau Festiniog, was sus- pended for misconduct in a match with Car- narvon for fourteen davs. The Secretary reported that the Welsh Football Association had upheld the decision of the North Wales Association re the protest of Bagillt against Greenfield. The Secretary, who was empowered to adjudicate upon the matter, decided in favour of awarding the match to Pwllheli, on the ground that Barmouth had played in a Senior League competition. LLANDUDNO JUNCTION'S PROTEST. A protest was heard from Llandudno Junction against Bangor University in a North Wales Coast Senior Cup-tie, inasmuch as it was alleged that the ground was not properly marked, and that W. J. Jones was an ineligible player. Several witnesses were called in support of the Junction's protest. The Council dismissed the protest ir the alleged non-marking of the ground, and after- wards also dismissed the protest regarding the player. JUNIOR CUP—THIRD ROUND. St. Asaph v. Llandudno Junction Temper- ance, Llandudno Amateurs, bye, Carnar- von v. Dolgelly, Holyhead v. Penmaenmawr. All on December 31st. AMATEUR CUP—THIRD ROUND. Pwllheli v. Carnarvon, Bangor v. Bangor University, Colwyn Bay v. Llanrwst, Green field or Ruthin v. Holywell. Ali on January 6th.
Colwyn Bay Football Club. To the Editor of The Weekly News. Sir, -As full publicity has been given to a remark by your football correspondent, that the ground of the Colwyn Bay United Football Club appears to be of the wrong proportions, I shall be much obliged if you will be so kind as to give the same publicity to the actual facts, namely, that the ground is perfectly rectangular, and measures 112 yards by 58 yards. The maximum measure- ment required by the Association is 120 yards by 60 yards, and the minimum is 100 yards by 50 yards, so you see that we are well within the limit.-I am, &c., COMMITTEEMAN.
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Tory Meeting at Rhuddlan kIlYL LEADFTS ADMISSIONS. This week again Rhuddlan has been the scene of public meetings on the part of both political parties, and the inhabitants are entering irto the spirit of the contest in no half hearted manner. Crowded meetings are events of nightly occurrence,, and to the credit of both sides it is only fair to state that although at times the heckling is fast and furious, neither the candidates nor their supporters have had anything to complain about up to the present, see:ng that this occasion the general election is an appeal to the people in the highest sense of the word. ULSTERIA." On Monday 111 ght, at the Vaiional Schools, there was .á.g?in a good attendance at a Con- servative meeting, which was addressed by the Rev Mr. Clarko, of Uulster, Alderman Philips, of T-ondon, and Mr. Camlin. of Rhyl. In the course of a strong appeal on behalf of the Protestants of Uulster the Rev. gentle- man said that he was there that night to ask then- if they were going to allow the lives, the liberty and the property of the people of Uulster to be handed over to the party which had identified itself with the Land League, a League which could meet and de- cide wnetner a man could be murdered, robbed, his house burned, or his cattle maimed 7 lie Protestants of Uulster had always been loyal to the British Empire, Were they to le handed over to those who over and over again had avowed their hatied of it, and wh) had applauded when the British troops were defeated5 A voice: That's not Christian. The situation both from a military and naval point of v'ew was a serious one, and if it was not v hy a-td the fleet been called in rrom all the cas and stationed in the German Ocean. Ac'co-(l;ig to Admiral Mahan they had given 11t. the co nmand of the owing to the pr--3sing nature of the danger nearer home. It was quite possible therefore that some day they might awake to find the British Empire in ruine. (A voice: Never have faith in our soldiers.) A greater act of political insanity could not-be imagined than to hand over Ireland to those "'ho might use it as a vantage ground agiinst G-reat Britain, and if they betrayed Uulster to their enernies; they could not expect Uuster to stand true to them in the day of danger. In fact, an Irish Bishop had declared that he did not know what the Protestants of Ulster had done to be handvd over to such wolves. The inhabitants of Uulster, too, were so coil- vinced that Home Rule would mean ruin and disorder that they were not only pre- pared but were determined to resist it if im- imposed upu. them. (A voice: "Has it rn^an-f ruin to Canada?") During the last few days +he following pamphlet had been eiit broad cast through Ireland: Irishmen! shun ihe A-nv, tie Navy and the Police. Parents! train your children to hate those connected with them as they would hate a disp.;ic God -end the time when Ireland is a nation and the British Empire will go to its own plac^. Li the fact of such things as that were they going to open the door to the greatest possible danger which the Empire could pessibiy be exposed to? (A VOice: "Never.") Alderman Philips, speaking about Dises- tablishment, said he was in favour of Dises- tablishment, but what he desired to dises- tablish was the devil and all his works, but not God's Church. (Applause.) They spoke aibout cheap foreign matches coming into this country. To his mnd they were dam- nally dear if they kept an Englishman out of work. If he were to be sent to Parlia- ment his nrst task would be to bring in a Bill to the effect that no foreigner should be allowed to do a job in England while an Englishman was out. (Applause.) During the course of his speech and at the close Mr. Ptiiliops was severely heckled upon the question ol Old Age Pensions, and also upon the attitude of the House of Lords towards Tory Bills of Parliament. Mr. Jones Morris addressed the meeting in Welsh., and replied more or less satisfactor- ily to several questions. HEREDITARY PRINCIPLES WRONG. Mr. Gamlin proposed a vote of thanks to the speakers. In doing so, Mr. Gamlin said th.at he blamed the Tory Party himself for n :t—in their own interest—having conceded to the demand long ago to reform the House of j ords Now, however, that they saw that the nation asked for that demand they had decided to give the electors a reformed House of Lords. In times gone by at the various debating societies of which he had been a member he had frequently been called upon to adopt the view that the heredi'arv principle was wrong and that it should be merit, and merit alone, that should be allowed to count, and not the fact that a man was the son of his father. (Loud applause.) Regarding Tariff Reform the Radical point against it-and it was a most important point—was that it was the thin "00 of the wedge, and that a small duty on corn would end, as it had ended in other countries, in a big duty. That was the agreement, and they had to meet it, but he would say that if that was what was likely to happen we would have nothing to do with such a policy. At +he same time he really -in dtruly believed in the pledge which had been given iby the Tory leaders that the price of food would not go up if Tariff Re- form carne to be adopted. Reg\rding Free Trade, perhaps they would be surprised to hear him say at a Tory meeting that he agreed as to its being the best policy to adopt, but only in the event of its being adopted by the world in general in place of by Britain and Britain alone. (Applause.) He was one of those that did not hold the view that all the virtues were on the Tory side and all the evili on the Radical side. What was wanted, however, was for them to extract what was good from the both parties and blend them into one harmonious whole. (Applause.) He was of the opinion, how- ever, that the Conservative Party had now gone about the task of leforming the House of Lords in a proper manner. (Applause.)
BANGOR. ANCIENT ORDER OF FORESTERS. —At the Court Loyal on Monday evening, the following have been elected officers for the coming year, viz. :—Chief-Ranger, Bro. E. Lloyd Williams, (Hon. Secretary of the N. W. C. F. League). Sub-chief Ranger, Bro. W. E. Jones Senior Woodward, Bro. Richard Williams Junior Woodward, Bro. E. Fisher Williams Senior Beadle, Bro. Walter Humphreys Junior Beadle, Bro. J. Prince Treasurer, Bro. J. C. Goodwin Secretary, Bro. Robert Thomas Medical Officer, Dr Emyr O. Price, M.D, FOOTBALL.—Bangor having no combina- tion or league fixture for Saturday, have arranged to play the University College in a friendly. The Normal College, Club will entertain Glasinfryn Swifts.
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OwSfST;. B^T3-ycoed> Richard Morris and Vf inr'°J Jones; Penmachno, Dr. W M. ilhams and Hughes Maenan, Wm' \Vin! A J°nes; Trefriw, T. R. Williams and R. H Williams; Ebenezer, J- K. Prrtchard and Owen T. Hughes • Pen- hertsWaenrJ- Jieuno Tones and IRo- berts, Caerhun, Rev. O. Gaianydd Wil- Hu™H WUTT F1 Hvrhes' Llangystenin, Hu h Hughes and H. Rogers Jones; Co!wvn and Llysfaen, Joseph Smith and no, present""7"' Wi"iam — \r ™ TV,Vir^' DIVISION. Davies. the retiring member tor the Livion -Division, was duly elected unopposed on Siturday. ^v-fti- # r- JEllis J • Griffith- on Monday after- "^turned unoppo-«l for Anglesey Hi a protposer was Mr. fWry Rees J his seconder Mr Hugh Thomas TITP minations were handed in to ih* el n°" Mr. James Venmore, who H by Mr. David Owen, Under Sheriff Panied County Hall, Beaumaris Th^r^ present Mrs. Ellis J. Griffith ^J,er,e also R Davies and >frs. Griffith Mr- H. »a oi tr rtts? sec. Confervaiven2? wi^out was r"by 'git' Sl lUg J