Tel No. 13. Telegrams: «-'■ ■■■■ "PwLLYCROCHAN," Colwyn Bay ;'• His First-Class Family Hotel is most i-A, jm X beautifully situated in its own finely- B9k^99H|Hh&&UBL wooded Park, in the Bay of Colwyn, tI 1^ commanding splendid views; within a t short drive of Conway and Llandudno, '^KnMr anc^ a ^ew minutes walk to the Beach and g'S* Ma it Station. A most desirable winter resi- ^|N|HKVj3MHB5^HjUHfeMijBK|it9jfi||| dence, nicely sheltered, also heated throughout. Electric Light. Separate Tables. PA POST HORSES & CARRIAGES. 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. f Delightfully situated on the border of the ? Bay, within a few minutes' walk of the n Colwyn Bay Railway Station. COFFEE RvoM, DRAWING ROOM, LOUNGE AND BILLLHn ROOM on the Ground Floor, overlooking the Bav. ELECTRIC LIGHT The private grounds and terraces form an attractivt promenade for visitors. Men for the mildness and dryness of its climate.' A REDUCED WINTER TARIFF. 44 MISS THORPE, Manageress. ""■ -JW ^Lm — Tg TKLKGRAMS METROPOLB, COLWYN BAY N IU^C el E -^io- Hotel Porters meet trains. PE Manageress-MISS GRISDALE. 43 CONWAY. OAKWOOD PARK HOTEL. The most daintily equipped in the Principality. 18-Hole Golf Links, laid out by Alex. Herd. Play every day. Beautifully sit- T< iTifffiffltft uated on the Old wayCh b £ twe?n !'• '■■■' j? >■ Conway and the 4^ ■. head of the Sych- "if> nant Pass. S^iLMMt Elevated and ))racing position, MnHnHWOEli' 'iflm^ w^S Mountain and Sea <K breeze from three >)^ points of the com- pass. Tennis. Bowling Green Electric Light throughout ■ 's^y88^|HB|^BHB|BB|B||B||||[||B■^B^||P■^|BBH|H^H^M||i: :■ ■■:xit Alfresco Afternoon Teas on Oakwood Park Hotel meets Trains. Telegrilms Oakwood, Conway Telephone No. 25. J'l • Mrs. BAILEY, Manageress. 11 Q ell 8 -B 0 8 0 ï3 cd 1>1 IIJ- -E E-4 :> ¡,Õ 4) -š 0 Z t:I ].¡: I o 0 ö"1:l q¡çS :>. 0 co L) od Li g 0'- >J.- s. z (/).t O"1:l1.Ö Z 00 t o o o ..c:: UJ' UJ ¡:Q c -g á z. 8 v g r p. ? .¡ J. FRED FRANCIS, THE MEWS, COL m BAY. (SUCCESSOR TO EDWIN JONES.) J9 A .1 CI FFT penrhyn ROAD r\. U. TL-CLC. I COLWYN BAY. TELEPHONE 163. Pianofortes Organs ioli.Ds 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 11 ELECTRELLE 11 PIANO PLAYER. Special Notice- Large Stock of Music Rolls for Piano Players. Library System. LATEST DESIGNS OF GRAMOPHONES, RECORDS. SEND 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. OLINEUX W. F. BOOTH & Co., MOIUSE. PHOTOGRAPHERS, ABERGELE ROAD, PICTURE FRAMERS. COLWYN BAY. — 4.7-
Colwyn Bay Musical Season. ARE THERE TO BE EARLY HIGH- CLASS CONCERTS NEXT YEAR? In reply to a requisition presented to the Directors of the Victoria Pier and Pavilion Co. by Madame Riviere on behalf of an influential number of residents-for high- class concerts to be given in the Pavilion during the season, the Directors point out that during the. past ten years the .,arlv con- ct-i-,t season has always jesulted in a serious financial loss. A ladies' info-mal meeting was held on November 4th, presided over by Madame Riviere. The meetiag was unanimous that it would be most detrimental to the best interests of Colwyn Bay from every point of view for the season proper to start so late a date as July. In order, if possible, to meet the Direc- tors in opening the concerts at Easter, it was strongly recommended that lesidents should take up a generous jumber of sea- son tickets. All the ladies at the meeting promised to take tickets, and also promised to use their influence with others in the in. terest of music for the prosperity of the town, providing the concert season opened on the Thursday before Easter. Mr. Walter Whitehead has kindly pro- I mised to take the chair at a meeting to be I held at the Hotel Metropole on Thursday, December 3t.h, at 8 p.m., and will be sup- ported oy the following gentlemen: -Mr David (ramble, J P., Dr. M. Venables-Wil- liams, J.P., Dr. Butteiworth Wilks, Mr. Jas. Amphlett, Mr. Charles Reynolds, J.P., Mr. A. Alford aarson, T,.D.S., -Dr. Huff Hewitt, Dr. W. Ernest Barrett, Mr. Francis Nunn, Mr. Herbert Spencer, Mr. Charles H. Harding, L.D.S. The Directors of the Victoria Pavilion are invited to attend this meeting. It is essential for the progress and repu- t.ation of Colwyn Bay that high-class or. chestral and vocal concerts should be one of the standard attractions, and to com- pare favourably with other seaside resorts- concerts that the town can be proud of-a pleasure to visitors, inducing them to pro- long their visits-that would bring the right class of visitors, whom all would gladly i .welcome as a benefit to the tradespeople, who so largely depend on a successful sea. son. It is hoped that all wishful for the success and popularity of the town will make it convenient to attend this meeting.
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Llanrwst Board of Guardians. The monthly meeting of this Board was held on Tuesday, Mr. John Roberts, J.P. (Pertrevoelas), presiding. There were also present Mr. D. G. Jones (Vice-Chairman), Revs. J. Ll. Richards, Henry Jones and John Gower, Messrs John Hughes, O. Lloyd Jones, W. G. Jones, Edward Mills, E. P. Hughes, R. T. Ellis, Isaac Hughes, Matthew Roberts, Evan Roberts, Llew. G. Jones, John Owen, John Berry, J. O. D. Jones and Wm. Evans; with the Clerk (Mr. Thomas Hughes), the Relieving Officers (Messrs. O. Evans Jones and T. C. Roberts), and the Master (Mr. Edward Hughes). Mr. O. Evans Jones, Relieving Officer for the Llan- rwst district, reported having relieved 145 paupers at a cost of [110. Mr. T. C. Ro- berts, Relieving Officer for the Penmachno district, reported having relieved 124 paupers at a cost of ^68. The Master re- ported that there were 22 in the House as compared with 23 for the same period last year So vagrants were relieved as compared with 77 for the same period last year. The Master reported having visited Maenan in company with the Vice-Chairman, and they had purchased a quantity of timber for fire- wood at lOS. per ton. The action of the Master was confirmed. It was unanimously resolved that the inmates be grant- ed their usual Christmas dinner. Mr. Gower said there was a mat- ter arising out ot the minutes, namely, the resolution of the last Board to contribute 3 guineas towards the Pentrevoelas Nursing Association. He said that since that date he had had his eyes opened in the matter, a3 a fever had broken out at Dolwyddelen last summer, and had cost the Geirionydd Council over Cioo. He would much prefer paying an extra two guineas to the Pentre- voelas Association to encourage such institu- tion than that the district should be called upon to pay these large amounts to nurses brought over for these special cases. He moved that their contribution be five guineas instead of three guineas as passed at the last Board. Messrs Mills, Berry and D. G. Jones said they agreed with Mr. Gower's motion provided that the Llanrwst Nursing Associa- tion be granted a similar advance in their contribution. A heated discussion followed, and the original motion was lost by one vote. Mr. O. Evans Jones inquired if he was to pay those paupers who were intend- ing to avail themselves of the Old Age Pen- sions for the first week in January. His week finished on the third day of January, and the Old Age Pensions was payable on the 5th. There were two days elapsing be- tween the two payments. It was resolved that the Clerk write to the Local Govern- ment Board on the matter, and the Relieving Officer was instructed not to do anything until a reply was received from the Local Government Board. Mrs. Owen, Bryn Ynvr, wrote applying for permission to give the inmates a treat on New Year's day, and the application was granted with thanks. Mr. John Jones, Hendre, appeared before the Board with the boy, John Ellis Jones, who was boarded out with him. He agreed to keep the bov another year, giving him an advancc of £ 1 per annum
His Pets Defeated." To the Editor of the Weekly News. ;IR,-What will Vigilant have to say? His anxiety to evade all supporters of the Colwyn Bay Football Club, after the result of Saturday's replayed Cup-tie at Llan- dudno, where the Bay team triumphed by 2 goals to nil, was very apparent The idea that Colwyn Bay should make a draw let alone win, was not for a moment to be con- sidered it was simply a question of how many goals Llandudno would score and so enter the next round. Reading between the lines of the football reports in your paper when the draw was made at Colwyn Bay, Llandudno were coming to Colwyn Bay to win, aud there was nothing to prevent them in the minds of biassed reporters, for had they not triumphed at Bangor and Rhyl over Combination teams-the gaane at Colwyn Bay was merely a practice for these great players from Llandudno. They failed. They met an eleven quite their equal and so some excuse had to be found. We were told that the ground was in bad condition, too narrow at one end," and I.ast but not least Colwyn Bay did not see Llandudno at their best. The statement by Vigilant _hat the ground is narrower at one end than the other is an insult to the Committee of the Colwyn Bay Football Club. He should surely be a little more careful about his facts.—Yours, &c., Colwyn Bay. FAIRPLAV. December 6th, 1910.
-.r North Wales Travellers. The annual meeting of the Chester and North Wales Commercial Traveller's Asso- ciation was held at Chester on Saturday. The following were among the officers elected for the ensuing year —President, Mr R. H. Watson, Chester; Vice-President, Mr. J. W. Wardell, Chester hon. solicitor, Mr. W. H. Barnes, Chester hon. treasurer, Mr. L. J. Be nil am, Chester: hon. secretary, Mr. K. H. Juier, Chestei election repre- sentative, Mr. M. C. Sunter, Chester; trus- tees of local benevolent fund, Mr. Henry Jonei and Mr. J. S. Arnold; committee, Messrs. J. Byers, E. V. Duffield, D. Ernest Evans, J. H. Jones, S. Mayo Johnson, W. Kay, R. Mills, H. D. Thomas, A. C. Wat- son, 2nd Evan Williams (all of Chester).
The only objection to Mr. Lloyd George which could be found at a Conservative dinner held at Rhyl, on Thursday, was that he was too much like St. Paul.' What an outcry would have been raised if the com Wends0! had Ue"U nU!'de ty 1l,e Chancellor's
Conway Board of Guardians. A WORKING; CLASS MOVEMENT. TIIE CRUSADE AGAINST CONSUMPTION. Friday's meeting of the Conway Guardians was attended by Mr. Wm. Williams (Chair- man), Mrs. Barrow Williams, Mrs. B. C. Jones, Miss Champneys, Rev. John Ray- mond, Messrs. Hugh Owen, J. W. Ravnes, Rogers Jones, David Jones, T, Williams, Edward Williams, Edward Jones, J. T. Tay- lor, John Williams (Conway), J. Doweil, W7. Wilkinson, O. W. Roberts, W. F. Jones, Thos. Roberts, Richard Jones and Owen Williams with the Clerk (Mr. T. E. Parry), the Assistant Clerk (Mr. J. W. Post) and other officials. A MEMBER'S INDISPOSITION. At the outset, the Chairman referred in feeling terms to ihe serious illness of Mr. A. J. Oldman, one of the members for LLan- rhos, who he said was still in a very weak state. He moved a vote of sympathy with Mr Oidman, and expressed a hope that he would speedily recover. The motion was unanimously agieed to. THE KING EDW ARD MEMORIAL. The Chairman reported th it, acting on behaL of the Board, he hdd attended the conference held recently at Denbigh with re- gard to the national memorial to King Edward VII., being accompanied by Mr. William Davies and Mr. Rogers Jones (who represented the GLan Conway Parish Coun- cil). He was glad to say that the meeting proved an excellent one, and he for one was considerably better versed after it than he was before he went there respecting the ex. tent and cause of consumption. He had also been to a similar meeting at Carnarvon, where Mr. Hugh Owen also attended on behalf of the Conway Rural District Coun- cil. There again the scheme was well ex- plained by :ts advocates. Subsequently he attended a Committee meeting at Chester, where it had been resolved to ask all Urban and Ruia1 District Councils and other bodies to take steps at as early a date as possible to promote public meetings with the object of furthering the movement in every part ol the country. It was suggested that lec- turers and speilker be invited to explain the object of the schen.e at the meetings and that local hon. secretaries and collectors be appointed to co-operate with the general Executive Committee. Out of the whole sum of (300,000 proposed to complete the scheme over one half had been already collected or promised, no less than Z40,000 being at present out on interest, so that it "-ould be seen the work was really well in h.and. (Hear, hear.) He was in full sym- pathy with the movement, feeling convinced it would prove a boon and a blessing to Wales. (Hear, hear.) He therefore moved: That this Board heartily approves the pro- posal to raise a memorial to the late King Edward VII., and that such a memorial shall take the form of a movement to stamp out and prevent as far as possible the damage caused by consumption in Wales and Monmouthshire, and undertake to give it our strongest sii,ppo-t." (Hear, hear.; He hoped the Board would give it their unani- mous support. It was reported that Car- narvonshire and one of the South Wales counties were the blackest spots in the Principality with respect to consumption, and they should therefore do all they could to forward the scheme. One noteworthy feature of the undertaking that all the work secretarial, collecting, £ c., was voluntarily rendered, so that there was no great expense in connection with its initiation. He under- stood that Colwyn Bay had already taken up the matter in Denbighshire, and he wished their efforts every success. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Wm. Davies (Colwvn Bay) seconded, and said that was one of the most important public movements ever brought before the Welsh people, and he felt certain it would prove of very great advantage, particularly to the poo/or section of the community. The primary object was to educate the people, and it was a great satisfaction to know that there was no danger of wasting the money collected upon unnecessarily large or ornate buildings. (Hear, hear.) It was a memorial after their late King's heart, and though he did not possess much money to swell the fund, he promised to do all in his power in the way of personal service to help forward the scheme. (Hear, hear.) It was, if ever there was one, a movement deserving the cordia.1 support of every Christian. (Applause.) He was glad to say that on the previous day they had decided at Colwyn Bay that the Chairman of the Urban District Council should convene a public meeting on the matter at once. Mr Rogers Jpnes, in supporting the motion, said he could not altogether support all that wis said in connection with the movement, more especially with reference to the position held by North Wales in regard to the large pencentage of deaths from tuberculosis. They were told that Carnar- vonshire was one of the blackest spots on ehe map in that respect. They should take in consideration the fact that Wales was the dumping ground of tuberculous patients from England and other parts of the King- dom. (Hear, hear.) They were sent to Wales because it was a healthy country. They took houses, and after becoming resi- dents, they were registered after their death against Wales on the tuberoulosis chart. (Hear, hear.) There were in their own im- mediate neighbourhood large sanatoria. in- stituted for the benefit of English patients from the Midlands and elsewhere—at Llan- faufechan, Dwygyfylchi, two or three round the Llandudno Junction and Llandudno dis- tricts—and the deaths that took place 'n them were registered more often than not against Wales when as a matter of fact they were not Wrelsh cases at all. It was not a good ac) ve i -,Iwnit--it for North Wales to have the figures on that question so freely circulated as they had of late. The Railway Company ard various advertising Associations were spending thousands of pounds in booming the claims of North Wales as a health resort and he thought much of the beneficial work accomplished in that way would prove fruit- less if too much fuss were made about the extent of the consumption ravages in this part of the country. Nevertheless, he was quite in sympathy with the memorial scheme, and so far as he was able would help it along. <Hear, hear.) Mr. 0. \V. Roberts, who "strongly sup- ported the movement, agreed with Mr. Rogers Jones that it was undeniable to pub- lish too freely plarmist reports about that matter. Mr. Hugh Oven and Mr. J. W. Raynes also supported, the latter remarking that he did not altogether agree with what had been said by Mr. Rogers Jones, because North Wales was far from immune from that dread disease, even thougn imported cases were altogether excluded. (Hear, heoT.) In the mining and quarrying districts they found it only too prevalent amongst the working (..lasses. He believed that that fact was very largely due to the habits of the people. Men went to work, got wet, went home, changed into dry clothes but resumed work on the following day again in their wet working clothes. (Hear, be Lr., The colds that followed that practice naturally led to con- sumption Then again people never opened their windows and gave no opportunity for the ingress of healthy fresh air. He be- lieved the statistics 'or the visiters at the homes referred to by Mr. Rogers Jones were kept apart. If should be particularly em- phasised that the new scheme was for the \vorking class people who could not help themselves. The housing question had of course a great deal to do with the existing state of things, and the sooner the better the houses of the working people were put into sanitary, habitable conditions. (Applause.) He meant to give all the help he possibly <OU,ID m nis own parish to further the scheme (Applause.) The motion was cordially and unanimous- ly agreed to. THE TRAMP NUISANCE. A special Committee had been deputed to prepare a report upon the best method of dealing with the tramp problem having special regard for the powers of the Board under the Casual Order of 1882. The Com- mittee now press itect the following sugges- tions, all of which were approved almost without comment, the Committee being asked to consider the be-t means of carrying out the recommendations: — 11) Baths: That sufficient bathing facili- ties be provided in accordance with Article 6 of the Order. (2) Discharge That the Board carry out Article o, viz. To detain casuals until 9 a.m. of the second day following admit- tance, and those admitted on more than one occasion during one month shall not be en- titled to discharge before 9 a.m. on the fourth day afte" admittance (Sunday not in- cluded). (3) That the foregoing Regulations shall not apply to ;he genuine work-seeker, and that the Master uses his own discretion as to who are such. That this shall come within the Riecininsi of the "Special Circumstances" as metioned in Articles 9 (21 of the Order. (4) Task of Work That the task of work be the full amount provided in the order, viz. One night, 4 cwts more than one night, 13 cwts per day. (51 That it be desirable that separate cells or compartments be provided for sleeping. OUT-RELIEF ADMINISTRATION. The Clerk's report on the Local Govern- ment Board's '.ircular letter with respect to the administration of out-reli?f and the con- clusions of the relief Committees, the full text of which has bean already published in these columns, were again submitted, and with one or two amendments of an unim- portant character the various recommenda- oi tions were agreed to.
The Cayley Estate, Colwyn Bay. The Caytey Estate, Colwyn Bay, is one of the most important in North Wales, and forms part of the town of Colwyn Bay and Rhos-on-Sea, which places have wonderfully developed in recent years. Splendid build- ing sites are still available, and on Monday afternoon at the Colwyn Bay Hotel, there was a representative gathering of capitalists and others to hear Nir. H. F. Ashby offer 67 lots, of valuable freehold building sites, com- prising an area of nearly 13 acres, now ripe for immediate development. The plots are situated between Colwyn Bay and Rhos-on- Sea. Mr. Ashby said the plots he had to offer were well known to the company present. They were on the right side of the railway and occupied the best position in the dis- trict. Colwvn Bay had developed in an extraordinary manner during recent years. For many years the demand in Colwyn Bay had exceeded the supply of houses, and he, as a house agent, was frequently asked for a house to let at Rhos. Colwyn Bay was a splendid winter and residential resort, and it was getting more so every year. The train service was unimpeachable, and they had also an excellent tram service running through the estate. The plots offered by him that day were arranged in quantities to suit all purchasers, and there was ample room for gardening, for which Colwyn Bay was so noted in winter and summer. That day was a splendid opportunity to gain bargains, as the reserves were low, and the vendors were anxiouso sell. He assured all present that the reserve pricey that day were lower than ever they would be in the future. Lots i to < were withdrawn at 35. ud. and 4s. per yard. Mr. Bliss Hill, Khos-on-Sea, purchased a plot of ripe building land on the South- easterly side of Whitehall-road, containing about 1058 square yards, at 5s. per yard. Other lots were withdrawn at from 2s. 1 id. to 4s. 1 id. per yard. Lot 62, being a plot of ripe building land on the Northerly side of a proposed new road leading from Llanerch-road East, con- taiing go6 square yards, was purchased by Mr. J. Mochdre Roberts. Rhos-on-Sea, at 3s. 7d. per yard. Lot 63, being a double plot of ripe build- ing land, facing the easterly side of a new road in course of construction, containing about 910 square yards, was sold to Mr. William Davies, Glyn Dwr, Colwyn Bay, for 4s. 6d. per yard. We understand that negotations for sales by private treaty are proceeding. Messrs. Porter, Amphlett, and Co., Col- wyn Bay, and Llanrwst; and Messrs. Lawr- erce, Graham, and Co., New-square, Lin- coln's? Inn, W.C., were the solicitors for the Vendors. Mr. R. E. Birch, F.S.I., Colwyn Bay, and St. Asaph, is the agent to the Cayley Estate.
BOVRIL Its great body-building power incontrovertibly proved
Sad Death of a Retired Welsh Farmer. The death has occurred, under tragic cir- cumstances. of Mr. Moses Thomas, Cwm Isa, Curie. The deceased, who was in his 82nd year, was a retired farmer, hay. ing been exceedingly successful whilst farm- ing. He had been in retirement for some years, and had lived with his son at Cwm Isa farm, which is situated midway between the Royal Hotel, Capel Curig, and Peny- gwrycl. It was the custom of the deceased to leave home for a few days, when he would visit some of his relatives and friends in the district, but he always returned to spend Sunday at Own; Isa. It was on Thursday week, about 6.30 a.m.. that he was seen by his son at Cwm. He left shortly after for his daughtei s residence, Bryn Gyfeilia farm, Capel Curig. He arrived at the latter place and remained there umil about 4 p.m., when he left for home. He was seen later in the village of Capel Curig, and was heard passing the Royai Hotel. No anxiety was felt as to his whereabouts until Sunday, when He failed to return according to his custom, and becoming alarmed the family] wired to all relatives. None of these, how. ever, had seen anything of him, and his sudden disappearance at once developed into a mystery. On the Wednesday search parties were organised, about 40 farmers with dogs scoured the country side, the rivers and all likely places, but to no pur- pose. This search was diligently kept up, and, on Sunday morning Mr. Owen Wil- liams. who is bailiff at the Royal Hotel, dis- covered the body in the Capel Curig lake. THK INOUEST. On Monday, the Coroner, Mr. Pentir W illiams, conducted an inquiry into the chusc: of death at Cwm Isa. Farm. The Rev. H. H. Roberts was elected foreman of the jury. EYidence was given by Mr. William Wil- liams, Fron Heulog, that he saw the deceased about 7 p.m. on Thursday evening. the 24th, going in the direction of Ogwen Lake, about 600 vards distant from the village of Capel Curig. He brought him back and accompanied him as far as Llugwy Cottage. where he bade him good night. Owen Williams. bailiff at the Royal Hotel, said at about 7-15 on the Thursday evening he heard deceased passing the Hotel. It was dark. but he knew his footsteps, and also heard him talking to himself, which was a habit of the deceased. About nine on Sunday morning he went in search of the deceased and found his body in the lake which at that spot was about 6 feet deep: His face was downwards, his stick was in his left hand and his cap in his right hand. In reply to the Coroner, the witness stated that at this spot the side of the lake was about 100 yards from the road side. There was also a small gap in the wall, and he was of opinion that deceased must have gone through this opening. There were marks of the deceased's feet slipping on a rock into the lake, and he must have got up and got on the rock and fallen over the other side, which was much deeper, and where the body was found. A verdict of Found drowned was re- turned, with a rider to the effect that a strong petition be sent to the County Coun- cil asking that immediate steps be taken to place a wall or fence at this spot. On the motion of the foreman, a vote of sympathy with the relatives was passed.—The family conveyed to those who had assisted in searching for the body, their sincerest thanks. Deceased leaves one son and two daughters to mourn his loss. The funeral took place on Tuesday at Capel Curig Churchyard, the Vicar, Rev. Sinnett Jones. officiating.
Abergele Sparks. A FUNERAL SERMON." I am much indebted to a Dinas Mawddwy friend for a copy of an extraordinary" fun- eral sermon preached by one David Morgan, Rector of Llanymawddwy, same- time in the eighteenth century, the occasion being the death of the squire of the parish. The original manuscript of this wonderful discourse is carefully preserved in the British Museum. Here it is, without the alteration of a single word or punctuation:- "Good people of Llanymawddwy, my dear beloved brethren we are met here to- day for a great preachment-a preachment for a dead body—the dead body of good Squire Thomas, the squire of our parish. We did all love him, although he had scold- ed us shocking; but he is dead now—as dead as a door nail; yes, indeed, for I did see him with my own two eyes, before they screwed him up." (It is explained here that the Bible having been lost, the text was taken from the four and twentieth chapter of Maccabeus). Then the sermon proceeds Well, indeed I have forgotten the number of the verse, but I do know the words—I do know them in three language. I do know them in the Latin language—it is the langu- age of all learned people. I do know them in the English language—it is the language of all genteel people: I do know Watch and Pray." I do know them in the Welsh language—of course it is the language of all vulgar people. Now I will stick to my text I will indeed. Our rrandfather Adam was a very good old man, and he was a very happy old man until he had a wife. He did live in the garden of Paradise. He did want for nothing there, for everything did grow into his own hand. He did want for neither basin nor spoon. Talk about gardens, there was gardens for you The garden of Squire Thomas was nothing to and you know that has four walls, and it would take 20,000 of Squire Thomases to make such a garden of Paradise. All sorts of trees did grow there,—plum trees, gooseberry trees, straw- berry trees, pear trees ind apple trees. Talk about apple ."umplings! And you men of Llanymawddwy do boast of your apple dumplings as if there was no apples in the world like them, and indeed to goodness they are very good, only they want a little more st.gar; but if you had apples from the garden of Paradise you would want not sugar at all. Well I. did tell that he did marry a wife, our old grandfather and Oh! there was a beautiful woman for you there was a fine figure and there was hair, but it did grow all over her head and down her back she did we.ar it all sort of shapes she wore it like a tower of Babel on her head, a.nd it was all her own hair. Still she was a very peculiar woman. She wanted to know everything—things she ought not to know; and, Oh! women of Llanymawddwy she did go about the garden, and what did happen to her? She did get with the devil, and the devil aid teach her all sorts of things, and persuade her to go and rob the orchard and to eat the apple every bit of it, pppin and all, and then the devil did per- suade her to put one in her pocket, and taRe it home for her husband, and he did obey his wife like a good man. Well, after this, she had two brave boys: but one was a bad boy—an unlawful rogue like his mother. He did concern with the devil, the devil did tempt him to kill his own brother and this was the cause of all the mischief in the world It did bring lawyers into the world— all the constables in the world—all the ex- cisemen—people who go prying about after a drop of good liquor, but there never was a drop of good liquor afterwards. Mind you do not go to the alehouse it is very bad there he did go and drink all day there, and come home at night and abuse his childien, like what you do William Thomas, and the same as you did last Saturday night. Well, I did tell you about judgments com- ing into the world. Remember this,—there will be one great day of judgement, and the parson of Llanjraawddwy will be asked as to the sheep in his possession. I will speak the truth plump and plain. I will say there is no sheep, you are all turned goats with shaggy hair all over, for you have never given the tithe wool from the very day I have been here till now." After seriously pondering over this touch- ing sermon for ten minutes and fifty-nine seconds, I came to the conclusion that I had missed my vocation. SEARCHLIGHT.
1 Motor Speed Limit at Conway I and Deganwy. LOCAL GOVERNMENT INQUIRY. On Friday, Mr. W. R. Maskell conducted a Local Government Board inquiry in the Guildhall, Conway, into the application of the County Council for a 10 mile motor speed limit along a number of streets in Conway, and also 111 Deganwy. Mr. J. T. Roberts, Celrk to the County Council, appeared in support of the applica- tion, which was opposed by Mr. Dean on behalf of the Royal Automobile Club and the North Wales Automobile Club, and Mr. Ellgood on behalf of the Motor Union. Among those present were the Mayor (Councillor Henry Jones), Alderman W. M. Sever, Councillors James Porter and J. E. Conway Jones, Rev. J. W. Roberts (Vicar), Dr. Griffiths and Dr. Hamilton (Deganwy), Dr. Fox (Secretary of the North Wales Automobile Club), Iessrs. L. W. Jelf Pettit (Chairman of the N.W.A. Club), Bradbury. (Berthlwyd). W. Hames, H. Eastwood, Fred J. Jones' and A. Mc Intyre; with the Bor- ough Engineer (Mr. F. A. Delamotte) and the Borough Accountant (Mr. Hugh Parry). At the outset it was stated that the gentle- men appearing in opposition could not be present for half an hour owing to a railway accident. A discussion ensued, in which Mr. J. T. Roberts said that upon his honour he would say that the roads scheduled were agreed to in September, iQOQ, by Mr. Dean. Mr. Jelf Pettit: That is not Mr. Dean's view. The usual preliminaries were gone through, and the Inspector adjourned the inquiry. On re-opening Mr. J. T. Roberts said he con-idercd it his duty to say that in Septem- ber, 1009, on the occasion of a similar in- quiry at Bettwsycoed, Mr. Dean agreed to the roads scheduled. He understood that Mr. Dean now said that he did not pledge the Motor Union on that occasion. He would say distinctly that Mr. Dean gave them to understand that the arrangement arrived at bound both clubs, because it would be useless to come to terms with one club and be opposed by the other. He traversed the statement of Mr. Dean. In order to have the speed limit in operation last summer, the County Council agreed to a short length at Deganwy. Mr. Dean replied at length as to what place at Bettwsycoed, stating that at the time they did not know what the appli- cation was, as it had not been advertised. They went very carefully over the roads and they said that on the Conwav side of the river, they would be prepared to agree to a limit within the walls and for a reasonable distance outside. There was, however, con. siderable doubt about Deganwy. The whole of the interview on that occasion was with- out prejudice. On behalf of the two Clubs he represented, he was prepared to say that he withdrew their opposition in regard to all streets on the Conway side of the river. Not having had an opportunity of submit- ting the Deganwy roads to his Committee, he had to oppose as he had no instructions. Mr. Ellgood adopted the same attitude on behalf of the Motor JUnion. In reply to Mr. J. T. Roberts, the Inspec- tor said he was not prepared to hear evi- dence with regard to the agreement come to in lqoq. Mr. F. A. Delamotte was called and ques- tioned a" to the road at Deganwy, which runs through the village. The road was only about 16 feet wide, and the traffic upon it was tremendous, all road traffic to Llan. dudno passing along it. There was a school immediately bordering on the road. People were either splashed in mud or the houses covered with dust, and there were numerous complaints as to the rate motors passed through. In his opinion a speed limit should be fixed on account of the congested traffic. Mr. W. Hamer, Deganwy, said the traffic was increasing every year, and it practically got on one's nerves. It was QUITE A DEATH TRAP along the road in the summer time. An accident took place there last year, when a lady was coming from Ty Mawr-road. Mr. fc Intyre, Secretary of the Town Im- provement Association, at Deganwy, said he thoroughly sympathised with motorist, as it was very difficult to judge the speed when in a car. This road should undoubtedly be submitted for a limit, and he should like to see it four miles only. Mr. H. Eastwood, a Conway motorist. said he had travelled along the road about twice a day for five years, and he certainly thought there should be a speed limit from the entrance to the Deganwy Castle Hotel to the level crossing. It was a very narrow road, and when there was heavy traffic on it. such as builders' carts, &c.. it was verv dangerous. Motorists very often had to hug the footpath to get by, and pedestrians usually got splashed with mud or dust, and thev were naturally very annoyed about it. When the children were coming out of school it was not at all safe to travel any- thing like 10 miles an hour in the summer. because when they were going jn the direc- tion of Llandudno, a blank wall hid the school from view. Dr. Hamilton, described it as a most dangerous road. He never went along it without a feeling of nervousness and anxiety. The number of motor cars which went along it was enormous in summer, and even at the week-ends in winter there were a large number of cars. Mr. Bradbury, Berthlwyd, another motor. ist, said he had lived at Deganwy five or six years. He was a member of the Motor Union, and he had come to give QUITE UNPREJUDICED EVIDENCE. He had toured Great Britain, and he most distinctly stated that this road at Deganwy should have a speed limit. Dr. Griffiths, Deganwy, agreed with All the evidence given, and added that the school children nearly all played in the road, and he had seen children practically under- neath cars, and he had witnessed three cases in which children would certainly be run over, but for the fact that the motors were travelling at about four miles per hour only. Councillor J. E. Conway Jones (Chairman of the Estate Committee of the Corporation) also gave evidence. This closed the applicants' case. In opposition, Mr. L. W. Jelf Pettit, Chairman of the North Wales Automobile Club, appeared in his official capacity, and gave evidence that the speed limit at Degan. wy was not necessary. After further evidence, the Inspector closed the inquiry, and promised to report to the Local Government Board in due course.
Unionist Tribute to Mr. Lloyd George At a Conservative meeting in support of Colonel Pryce-Jones in the Montgomery Boroughs Dr. Davies, Machynlleth, said that as a Welshman he was proud of Llovd George. Far be it from him to say a word against Lloyd George, who was a great and able man, there was no doubt about it. Whoever could say that Lloyd George was not a man of great ability must be a fool. There was no reason why they as Welshmen should not be proud of him, although they might differ from his ideas.
Flint Boroughs. MR. LLOYD GEORGE'S VISIT. It is announced that Mr. Lloyd George will address a Liberal meeting to be held in the Calvinistic Cha.pel, Mold, this (Thurs- day) evening on behalf of Mr. J. W. Sum- mers. This will be the eve of the polling day. Admission will be by ticket. A Con- servative meeting is to be held the same evening at the Town Hall, and Lord Kenvon is one of the speakers.
Messrs. Macfarlane, Lang & Co., Ltd., have been Appointed, by Royal Warrant, Biscuit Manufacturers to His Majesty King George V. The firm had also the honour of holding similar appointments to both King Edward and to Queen Victoria.