Tel.No. 13. Telegrams 'T'HIS First-Class Family Hotel is most X beautifully situated in its own finely- wooded Park, in the Bay of Colwyn, commanding splendid views within a short drive of Conway and Llandudno, and a few minutes walk to the Beach and H] short drive of Conway and Llandudno, Station. A most desirable winter resi- dence, nicely sheltered, also heated throughout. Electric Light. Separate Tables. POST HORSES & CARRIAGES. LAWN TENNIS. GOLF, BILLIARDS, &c. SEA BATHING. FWLLYGROCHAN HOTEL, Colwyn Bay. (THE LATE RESIDENCE OF LADY ERSKINE.) 4 1\ COLWYN BAY HOTEL, N. WALES. LONDON & NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY (HOLYHEAD LINE). Telegrams: Colwyn Bay Hotel, Colwyn Bay Nat. Telephone No. 9. | f v Excellent service of Express Trains from Manchester, v > Liverpool, Midland Counties, and the South. | f v A-Delightfully situated on the border of the ['• j'w'X?™ Bav. within a few minutes' walk of the jt^ ^r C°1WyD Railway Station. overlooking the Bav. 4, ELECTRIC LIGHT THROUGHOUT. The private grounds and terraces form an attractivr promenade for visitors. tit Hotel Porter iO Scarlet Uniform meets all trains. STABLES COACH HOUSE. MOTOR GARAGE WITH P T Thís Hotel has been officially appointed by the Automobil. Club of Great Britain and Irelaid. During the Season, COACHES start from the Hotel to v-Coed. Llandudno. Conway Castle and other place of interest in the district. COLWYN BAY AS A WINTER RESORT Is strongly recommended by eminent Men for the:mildness and dryness ofits climate. A REDUCED WINTER TARIFF 44 MISS THORPE, Manageress. TELEGRAMS: METROPOLE, COLWYN BAY.' No. iffi. COILVVYk4 SA Y FIRST CLASS. MODERN. 0ne Minute's walk from Railway Station and two minutl s from Penade and Pavilion. PERFECT SANITATION. SPACIOUS PUBLIC ROOMS. WRITING SMOKE ROOMS. LOUNGE. RECREATION ROO. BILLIARD ROOM (2 DINING ROOMS (Separate Tables) EXCELLENT CUISINE. BALLS, DINNERS, RECEPTIONS CATERED FOR. Electric Light and Bells throughout. STOCKROOMS. MOTOR GARAGE NEAR Hotel Porters meet trains. Manageress-MISS GRISDALE. 43 CONWAY, OAKWOOD PARK HOTEL. The most daintily equipped in the Principality. 18-Hole Goli Links, laid out by Alex. Herd. Play every day. Beautifully sit- uated on the Old v C, Coach Road, half .i'' v way between 1 Conway and the 1 5^ > head of the Sych- nant Pass. feElevated and I •* bracing position. Mountain and Sea breeze from three 1^1^ *• 3ttTm rKlPrB^^iill^r points of the com- pass. m 'J Tennis. Bowling Green & Billiards. Electric Light throughout Alfresco Afteinoon7 >&: *♦<. Teas on Oakwood < TniffriMi Park Lawns. Hotel 'Bus meets Trains. Telegrams Oakwood, Conway Telephone No. 25. 17 Mrs. BAILEY, Manageress. "0 'q)" cd 8 iJ 0.8' A8 CQ bL"" cd 0( ;jq)"" 5i 8] C2 4) 0 oo z lh::+I1 00 0'0 >. "Tj$ -a < p etlgu I 00 'r;o 0 ö..s:s! E-4 if) 'êa 14 3 C,j q "d \Ó Z £ödC!!8 ¡:¡ <I),.q r.IJ'- r.IJ o l) "0"'>3 0- 0 0 cd J. FRED FRANCIS, THE MEWS, COLWYN BAY. (SUCCESSOR TO EDWIN JONES.) 19 A ,| pi FFT PENRHYN ROAD, rv. U. 1 L_L.I_ I COLWYN BAY. TELEPHONE 163. Pianofortes Organs Violins Strings. ROOMS FOR LESSONS AND PRACTISING. SPECIALITY: HIGH-CLASS TUNING AND REPAIRING. Tuner to the Pier Pavilions, Colwyn Bay and Llandudno. SOLE AGENT FOR THE "ELECTRELLE" PIANO PLAYER. Special Notice— Large Stock of Music Rolls for Piano Players. Library System. 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. MOLINEUX W. F. BOOTH & Co., MOIUSEI PHOTOGRAPHERS, ABERGELE ROAD, PICTURE FRAMERS. COLWYN BAY. 4.7
Church News. CLERICAL IIANGES. Important clerical changes are about to take place in Bangor and St. Asaph dio- ceses. -PREFERMENT FOR CURATE OF CONWAY. The Bishop of Bangor has offered the benefices of Llanfrothen, Merionethshire, to the Rev. John Davies, B.A., curate of Con- way, and he has accepted it. Mr. Davies was ordained deacon in 1896 and priest in iScjt), and served th« curacies of Llanllechid, 1S96-1S99; Barmouth, 1899-1904; ano Con- way from 1904 up to the time of his de- serving promotion. The appointment has given general satisfaction not only in those parishes where Mr. Davies has so inde- fatigably laboured, but also throughout the diocese. Mr. Davies will enter his new sphere or work with the heartiest wishes of his many friends. The value of the living is £200 with house and glebe. DENBIGHSHIRE. The Bishop of St. Asaph has appointed the Rev. Griffith Williams, Rector of Llan- santffraid, Glan Conway, to the Rectory of Corwen; the Rev. David Davies, Rector of Llangwm, to the Rectory of LLansantffraid, Glan Conway, lld the Rev. John Roberts, Vicar of Llwydiarth, to the Rectory of Llangwm. The Rev. Griffith Williams was ordained deacon in 1883, and priested in the follow- ing year. In 1893 he accepted the living of Fentrevoelas, in the gift of Colonel Wynn- jFinch; and after useful service in that parish he lemoved six years ago to Llan- santffraid, where he is held in the highest respect by all classes. at *k?v^.e.v" ^av'^ Davies, who will succeed Mr. Williams, was ordained deacon in 1878, and priest in 1879, and has held the living of LLa^igwxa, near i- ,%895' The Rev, John Roberts was ordained deacon in 1837 and priested in 1880, and has held the living of Llwydiarth Welsh- (pool (in the gift of Sir W. W. Wynn) since IS89.
Colwyn Bay Football Club. To the Editor of THE WEKKLY NEWS. Sir,—I have read Corintbi^n>s >> letter in your last issue regarding t measure- ments of the Colwyn Bay ground, and ac. cept the figures given pending IDe that will bq heard upon the matter in the tture. VIGILA T. .>
Llanrwst Petty Sessions. POLICE HAVE A ROUGH TIME. On Monday, before Mr. H. J. W. Wailing, Colonel Higson, Messrs. L. W. Jelf Petit, W. B. Halhed. John Blackwall, Major Priddle, Messrs. J. K. Williams and William Hughes. THIRSTY. William Jones, Scotland-street, was charged with being drunk in Denbigh-street on the the 26th November and fined 2s. 6d. and costs. Richard Hughes, Back Watling-street, was charged with a similar offence in Denbigh- street on the 1st December, and was fined 2s. 6d. and costs. David Wm. Jones, Scotland-street. against whom there were a large number of convic- tions for the same offence, was fined ios. and costs. P. C. Owen proved the three cases. OBSTRUCTING THE POLICE. II ugh Thomas, Watling-street, was charged with obstructing the police whilst in the execu- tion of their duty on the 24th November. P.C. Owen stated that whilst he was taking a prisoner up to the Police Station defendant tried to release the prisoner. He asked de- fendant several times not to interfere, and asked him to release the prisoner. He even- tually did, but further up the road he repeated the offence, and witness had to threaten to draw his staff before he would desist. He kept shouting and putting his fists up in the air. Defendant said he did not think he did any- thing beyond his duty. There were several there besides him. A fine of ios. and costs was imposed, a week being allowed in which to pay. ASSAULTING THE POLICE. Edward Jones, Scotland Street, appeared on three charges, namely being drunk and dis- orderly, also with assaulting P.C.'s Owen and Williams. Mr. James Porter (Messrs. Porter, Amphlett and Jones) appeared for the police, and Mr. Twigge Ellis for the defendant. P.C. Owen stated that on the evening of the 24th November he was on duty in Denbigh- street, at about 8.45, when he saw defendant coming up the street very drunk, staggering from side to side, and he knocked up against a man. Witness was standing with P.C. Williams opposite the end of Watling- street. He saw the defendant enter the Red Lion Inn, and he and P.C. Williams followed him to draw the attention of the landlord to defendant's condition. As they entered the door, however, the licensee was in the act of refusing him. Defendant resented the inter- ference of the police in preventing him having more drink, and refused to go home. P.C. Williams also asked him to go home, but again he refused. By this time a crowd had collected, and witness and P.C. Williams proceeded to take defendant into custody, when prisoner fell to the ground, and said You b--r's won't take me in to-night." He struggled and kicked. There were several in the crowd who had had drink, and witness was tripped up. As he got up he was de- liberately kicked by the prisoner. They then attempted to carry him, and whilst trying he (witness) was kicked twice in the face, also in the abdomen from which he still suffered pain. P.C. Williams was also kicked, and it was with difficulty that they got prisoner up. Witness' face was covered with mud and bleeding profusely. His and Williams's uniforms were covered with mud. By Mr Ellis When he first saw defendant be was going up Denbigh-street staggering. He followed him into the Red Lion, and de- fendant came out mumbling a bit, when he got out into the street he (witness) did not get hold of him. He heard the crowd shouting Shame." That was the Scotland-street section of the crowd. Mr Lloyd Jones, Liver- pool House, saw him when opposite his shop. but the struggle was partly over then. He was on the top of defendant attempting to turn him over. He was kicked in the face, and the marks were visible when at the Police Station. The marks were superficial. thf p1Vrr PS*e-r: The ,hree of the,n were at the Police Station. L f/S' Will,iams corroborated, stating- that both he and P.C. Owen endeavoured to get defendant to go home, but he r.fused, saying he would not go home for any nol ce.iW The crowd became very hostile, and he rel ceived kicks on the legs and chest, and his helmet was kicked off. They w^e both covered with mud. By Mr Ellis He saw P.C. Owen placing his knee on defendant s chest. The man was very violent, and .kicking hke a madman. Witness heard someone in thecrowdshouting "Shame They did not use any undue violence towards the prisoner. He did not strike defendant in the face when at the Police Station. Inspector Wyse had not to speak to him about it. Inspector Wyse said he was at the Police Station when the prisoner was brought in. He was followed by a hostile, noisy, crowd. The prisoner was staggering drunk. P.C. Owen charged him with being duink and dis- '[ orderly, and with assaulting him in the execu- tion of his duty. P.C. Williams also charged him with assault. Prisoner said "It's only a drop of drink, but I am not very drunk, am I ? He was then leaning against the wall. P.C. Owen's face was covered witli mud, and there were cuts on the left temple, on the right side of the nose, and one on the right side of the jaw. The uniforms of both constables were covered with mud. There was no sign of violence on the prisoner, but his coat was torn and dis- arranged. He did not complain. His wife came next morning to the Police Station and asked prisoner in his presence how he was. The prisoner replied I'm all right." She then asked him how his arm was, and he said "Oh, my arm is all right." She further said that she had heard that his arm was broken. He replied No, nothing of the kind there s nothing the matter," and showed it by working it up and down. She again came around on the Monday and told prisoner she had heard he had been abused by the police, and he was to remember to tell the magistrates everything that occurred. She asked li im if lie would like a solicitor to defend him, and he replied" No, I don't think it worth mv while, I will get off just as well with- out one." (Loud laughter.) He said he thought he had better plead guilty, as he was going to tell the Bench that one of the police- men had struck him in the cell. She asked which of them, and he replied "The new one," (meaning P.C. Williams). Tliet-e was no trtitli whatsoever in the statement that Williams had struck him whilst in the cell. By Mr Ellis The cuts on P.C. Owen's face were not serious, but the blood from the mouth and nose made it look worse. He saw nothing of the row. Miss Alice Bickers, daughter of Mrs. Bickers, of the New Inn, stated that defend- ant came to the New Inn at 8-40 on the evening in question. He was staggering, and she refused to serve him. Henry Plumb, Red Lion Inn, said defendant came in in a rocky state. Witness did not give him time to ask for drink, and said to him, You have had enough get off home, lad," and the police asked him to go home quietly in his presence. He could not say what occurred afterwards. John Jenkins, bootmaker, Watling-street, spoke to seeing the row. He saw the two constables and defendant on the ground. When defendant got up he was kicking wildly and strugglillg. He followed them a-, far as Henar. As far as he could see, the police did not use any more violence than was necessary. He saw Williams's uniform and Owen's face. Cross-examined bv Mr. Ellis He saw de- fendant's f ot about P.C. Owen's head several times. After he had got up off the ground, his arms were fastened on both sides. He heard some people shouting "Shame, but he did not know what for. R. D. Richards, Denbigli-street, said he witnessed the defendant and the two con- stables on the ground, the defendant strug- gling and the police trying to raise him off the ground. Defendant caught P.C. Owen a kick on the nose. He also saw P.C. Williams's helmet being knocked off. The crowd fol- lowed to the Police Station. The police did not use any more violence than was neces- sary. The officers had a rough time of it. By Mr. Ellis The kick might possibly be unintentional. THE DEFENCE. Mr Ellis called the defendant Edward Jones. He said that on the night in questie i he had a little drink, and when the Police Officer came to the Red Lion he came out at once. When he was standing on the parapet he was pushed off. He was pushed three times, and he fell down. P.C. Owen was on his chest on the ground and P.C. Williams by his head. They hurt his arm by twisting it and also his fingers. He did not kick them, for he was fast and could not kick. His coat was torn. If the policeman was kicked he did not do it intentionally. By Mr. Porter It was untrue that he refused to go home. He was struck or pushed down. Mrs. Jones, wife of the defendant, said she saw P.C. Owen on defendant's chest, and P.C. WiH ams, standing by his head. She asked the officers to let him come home, but she could not tell what the reply was. She heard some shouting of Shame." She was so upset that she went home. Mrs Davies, 8, Scotland Street, said she saw defendant near the Red Lion at 9 to half past, and saw him come out. He came as far as the corner of Watling-st., towards the Square, and P.C. Owen pushed him two or three times, and defendant fell to the ground opposite Richard Thomas's, Longton House. A crowd collected and she did not see P.C. Owen being kicked. She however saw defendant kick, she supposed to get his breath. Prisoner was doing his best to free himself. By Mr. Porter The crowd shouted "Shame." The defendant was not sober. Kate Tomkins, Scotland-st., said she was coming out of the Red Lion behind defendant. The latter said to the officer that he was waiting for some one. P.C. Owen then touched him on the chest, and defendant slipped off the pavement and fell at the corner of Red Lion. She did not see anything when the crowd collected, but she heard shouts of" fair ply." Robert Berry jeweller, Denbigh-street, said he saw defendant trying to get into the Red Lion and P.C. Owen on the pavement preventing him. He. also saw defendant on the ground opposite Greenwich House, P.C. Owen on his body and P.C. Williams by his head. He could see defendant's feet swinging in the air, but never saw anyone being kicked. He saw P.C. Williams without his hat. He could not see the idea of placing the knee on defendant's chest, and he thought more vio- lence was used than was necessary. He was of opinion that the two constables should have been able to take him up. By Mr. Porter When a man kicks another the wing comes first and then the kick. (Laughter.) It was the proper thing to pre- vent defendant from getting more drink. Mr. Ellis submitted that the evidence for the defence pointed to the fact that the man was deliberately pushed, and that in conse- quence of being pushed he fell, and immedi- ately he fell P.C. Owen got upon him and got his knee on his chest. It was very natural under such conditions that the man's legs should be in the air. If P.C. Owen was kicked it was done unintentionally. There was no evidence that this man struck any of the constables in any way. The only evidence was that P.C. Owen was kicked, but that was accidentally. The uniforms would naturally be dirty, as the roads were very dirty at the time. He asked the Bench to consider on behalf of the man that there was considerable force used, and that there was no intention of a deliberate assault. The Bench retired, and on their return the Chairman announced that they had decided to fine defendant for being drunk is. and costs, and for the assault upon P.C. Owen the penalty was one month hard labour, and for the assault upon P.C. Williams one month hard labour, the sentences to run concurrently.
Royal Honour for Ruthin Firm. The King has been pleased to grant a Special Warrant of Appointment as Pur- veyors of Mineral Waters to Messrs. R. Ellis and Son, Ltd., of Ruthin. This firm has been honoured "vrftll Royal appoint- ments for many years past. They were given authority to use the Royal Arms by the Duke of Sussex before her late Majesty Queen Victoria ascended the Throne, and she was most graciously pleased to confirm this. The late King Edward appointed them Purveyors of Mineral Waters when he was still Prince of Wales, and this was after- wards confirmed when he ascended the Throne. They also enjoyed a Warrant of Appointment to His present Majesty when he was Prince of Wales, and this, as stated above, has now been renewed on his ac- cession to the Throne. It will thus be seen that this firm, established in 1825, has had the honour of being favoured with Royal patronage for the greater part of their busi- ness career.
Twm o'r Nant. SOCIAL REFORMER OF THE EIGI IT K E X T11 C E X Tu R V "TwIn o'r Xant was the subject of a lecture given by the Rev. D. D. Williams on 1-riday evening before "he Manchester Welsh National Society. The eighteenth century, the period in which Twm o'r Xant lived, produced, Mr. NN-lillaiiis said, some great poets in Wales. The period was characterised by -our great movements—the literary awakening a re- ligious revival the establishment of a num- ber of literary societies, such as the Cvm- mrodorion and a political revival, Parting in France, but soon developing into a world movement. The influence of the literary awakening was traceable n ore amongst the clergy and nobility than the common neople it was the second movement, the religious revival, which influenced them, and the sympathies of Twm o'r Xant were all ON THE SIDE OF THE MASSES. He desired to be known as a social reformer, and it is on record that he once requested his friend, the Rev. Thomas Charles, Bala, to look after the sheep whilst he would look after the wolves and it was in this light that Twm's history as a social reformer was ti) be understood. The lecturer mentioned that there are two classes of poets which influence an author. The first is that class of greater poets who form a sort of literary atmosphere, and give character to a period and the other class, a less prominent one, include those who influence an author through coming in close personal contact with him. The two classes must be considered in studying the history of Twm o'r Xant. To the former class be- longed Lewis Morris, Goronwy Owen, and others to the latter belonged Jonathan JInws, Ellis y Cowper, and those included in the Llanfair Talhaiarn zone. Little was known of the history of Twm o'r XTant th-ere were tiaditions concerning him, but few solid facts. The sources of his life were his autobiography, his poetical works, and the history of the period. The most important of his works were his In- terludes." They were valuable on account of the true poetry found in parts of them, :and (they were more valuable istill as a means to give us1 .an insight into the period in which the poet lived. Next in import- ance to the "Interludes came .the "Cerddi." The "Cerdd" in Wales carried out at this period the functions of the modern news- paper. The lecturer read selections from the Interludes and the Cerddi." Twm o'r Xant, said the lecturer, has made himself a place in Welsh literature. His range of N-isicii was somewhat narrow he came into contact with one section of Welsh life. He had his serious limitations, and undoubtedly he has been over-estimat- ed. To call him the Shakespeare of the Cymry" is a case of zeal, but not after knowledge. The comparison is unreason- able, and betrays ignorance. If he must be compared to an English poet, Samuel But- Jer, the author of Hudibras," would be more to the point, although this compari- son must not be carried too faT In ac- counting for THE MORAL AND RELIGIOUS CHAXGE that has come over Wales during the last hundred years a place must be allowed for Twm o'r Xant. It was not his lot to pro- phecy smooth things to his fellow-country- men, but to call their attention to their weak points with a view of weaning them from them. The meeting was well attended, and was presided over by Dr. Emrys Jones.
The Fred W. Jones' Testimonial. The following is a list of ubs,-ribers:- Ni r. T. O. Morgan, Conway, 5s. Vigil- ant, 2s. 6d. Mr. A. A. Kerridge, 2,5. 6d. NI r. Alex. Hughes, Bangor, 2S. 6d. Vedette," 25. 6d. Mr. David Roberts, Llandudno Junction, 6d. Mr. R. E. Brier- cliffe, Beaumaris, 2s. 6d. Mr. J. H. Vin- cent, Avondale, Llandudno, 5s. Mr. R. E. Davies, is. Mr. R. Travers, 2s. 6d. Mr. Isaac Marsh, is. Mr. R. G. Hill, Harring- ton Hotel, Llandudno, 2S. 6d. Mr. Harold Hayden, 2S. 6d. Mr. J. B. Jones, 2s. Mr. C. Felix, St. Tudno Hotel, 2s. 6d. Mr. Tom Hewitt, is. Mr. Arthur Thorp, is. Mr. H. Crockatt, is. W. W., is. J. H. S.. is. Mr. J. Roger Dawson, 2S. 6d. J.W.P., is. Mr. R. Greenfield, 2s. 6d. Mr. W. Owen, Llandudno, 2s. 6d. Mr. R. J. Hughes, Llandudno, 2S. 6d. Mr. A. J. Davies, Llandudno, 2s. 6d. Mr. J. H. Brookes, is. Mr. David Owen, is. id. Mr. R. Hersee, 2s. C. W is. t'ncle Lloyd, Conway, 2s. 6d. Mr. 1. Ll. Parry, is. For Auld Lang Syne," is. P. B., is. T. J. P., is. Friend, Conway, 6d. Mr. Tommy Wellings, Colwyn Bav. 2s. Mr. T. E. Purdy, 2s. 6d. L. and X.-V\. Railway, is. Joe Bangor," is. 6d. Mr. E. R. Davies, is. Mr. W. E. Price (" Gwilym ,:), is. Friend, 6d. Mr. J. T. Roberts, Chairman, Llandudno Amateurs, 2s. 6d. Mr. H. J. Williams, Secretary, Llandudno Amateurs, is. Mr. R. Morris, Blaenau Festiniog, is. Mr. L. M. Ander- son, Bangor, 2S.: Johnny Bach, Bangor, is. Mr. R. Hughes, Marlboro' Arms, Ban- gor, is. Mr. Morgan (Lloyd's Bank, Ban- gor), 2s. Od. Mr. John Hannabv, 3d.; Mr. R. Roberts, Conway, is. Mr. J. G. Jones (Sergeant Bros.), is. Billie Pryce-Davis, Colwyn Bay, is. Mr. Walter J. Parry, 2'5. 6d. Rambler," Conway, 2s. Mr. Robert Luther, Llandudno, 2S. 6d. Mr. W. Lloyd, Colwyn Bay. 2S.; Mr. R. D. Richards, Chairman, X.W.C. League, 2s. Mr. John Hughes, Chairman of the Coast Football Association, 2s. Mr. Jack Fini-iey, Llandudno Junctiony 6d. Mr. R. W. Parry, London (formerly chairman of the Coast Association), 2s. Messrs. R- Roberts and Sons, Llandudno, ics. 6d. A Deganwy Friend, is. Mr. Frank Edge, "Pel Droed," Llandudno, 5s. Mr. James J. Marks ,M.A., Llinduano, 2S. 6d. The above list does not include the sub- scriptions of the Llandudno Corinthians F.C., which amounts to Ci 9s. There are also other subscriptions collected by friends which will be iurther acknowledged in these 12 columns. It is proposed to make the presentation on January nth, at the Queen's Hotel, under the auspices of the Corinthians F.C., during a whist drive, when Mr. J. J. Marks, M.A., will act as chairman.
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Colwyn Bay Urban District Council. HOW DISEASE IS SPREAD. XEXT SEASOX'S ATTRACTIONS. The monthly meeting of the Colwyn Bay District Council was held on Tuesday, Mr. David Gamble, J.P., presiding. The fol- lowing members were also present:—Messrs T. H. Morgan (Vice-Chairman), Hammers- ley Heenan, Joseph Dicken, George Bevan, Hugh Hughes, D. 0. Williams, Samuel Jones, Hugh Davies, J. Berth Jones, Thos. Hoskins, T. E. Purdy, W m. Davies, George Clare, Wm. Greenfield, T. R. Davies, Ed- ward Allen and Dr. F. L. Wood; the Deputy Clerk IIr. Tos. H. Roberts), the Engineer (Mr. Wm. Jones), and the other officials. A RHOS-OX-SEA OCESTrON. During the consideration of the minutes of the Sanitary Committee upon the ques- tion of the Penrhyn View sewage, Mr. Wm. Davies desired to add certain words to a paragraph, which had reference to an agreement made on the 16th November, 1908, between Mr. Wm. Horton and that Council regarding the question of surface water. The ('hairii)aii The question does not arise out of the minutes. Mr. Davies replied that he thought that that was the best time to refer to the mat- ter, inasmuch as the ratepayers were pay- ing ^60 for £ 1 worth. He moved that the matter be referred back to committee. Mr. Hammersley Heenan seconded, and it was carried. Mr. Davies I shall certainly send to the Local Government Board. Mr. Heenan Don't ruin us. (Laughter.) COWS A\D TUBERCULOSIS. Dr. M. Venables-Williams, the Medical Officer of Health, presented his report up- on cows and cowsheds. He said complaints had been made to him that dirty milk was sold, in the district. In consequence he and the Sanitary Inspector visited every cow- shed in the district. He made an inspec- tion as to whether there was any tuber- culosis or other diseases amongst the ani- mals. lie found one cow in a shed in an emaciated condition and with an enlarged udder, which the owner said was due L to garget. The cow was isolated. Later he advised a veterinary surgeon TO De cailea in, and the latter said she was suffering from tuberculosis, and that she was going to be fed up for the butcher. (" Shame." i In another dairy farm a cow was found suffer- ing from a disease and in an emaciated condition, and she was isolated at his re- quest. From the veterinary surgeon's report. which was not satisfactory, he (the Medical Officer) advised her destruction. On a third visit he could not find the cow, and was told she was sold, and very likely had been slaughtered and the meat sold for human food, but he was unable to find out where. He would suggest that a strong representa- tion be "ent to the County Council that they make application to the Board of Agricul- ture and Fisheries that tuberculosis be in- cluded in a new order. This would in- crease the purity of the milk supply and be 'a step forward to combat the ravages of con- sumption, and would also greatly lessen the consumption of diseased meat. Mr. t'urdv said he felt strongly on the matter, and powers should be asked for at once to deal with the matter. Here they were raising a great memorial to the mem- ory of the late King Edward to stamp out consumption, and this kind of thing going on. The recommendations of the Medical Officer were adopted. THE PROPOSED WIDENING OF STATION ROAD. At a meeting of the Highways Committee the Surveyor submitted plans and particu- lars regarding the proposal to widen the carriage way of Station-road. It was in- tended to reduce the width of the footway on the west side by 6 feet at the lower end and 7 feet at the upper end, which would widen the carriageway to 28 feet opposite the Imperial Hotel and 29! feet opposite the. Central Hotel. The estimated cost was £88. On a division at the committee upon the matter, by five votes to four the matter was deferred for the present. Mr. Dicken proposed that the Council proceed with the work of improving Station- road as suggested in the plans of the Sur- veyor. Sir. George Bevan said there was a tre- mendous amount of money to be made up next year to bring their financial position to anything like a business state. They had £ \,2oo to add to the estimate to pav off, which would be only a fifth of the balance standing against them. He did not agree with Mr. Dicken that money should be: spent which could be well done without, and he advised the Council not to tie a rope round its neck. He hoped they would not do such a silly thing. (Hear, hear.) Mr. S. Jones argued that they should not expend anything but what was essential. They could not afford to spend a sovereign if thev could do without it for some years. Mr. George Clare supported Mr. Bevan. Mr. Edward Allen said he felt that if a thing was right in the interest of the pub- lic improvement it should be done. It was needed in Station-road, which was at times overcrowded with traffic, especially when that lumbering motor of the Railway Com- pany was coming down the road. He hoped the Council would agreed to the amendment Mr. Dicken had proposed. Mr. Wm. Davies referred to the debt of the Council, and he felt serious upon the matter. Where the money is coming from God only knows, for I don't." (Laughter.) Station-road would take no harm îf it was left as it was for some time longer, as he could not see who was to pay for it. Mr. Wni. Grecnfield was of opinion that it was a matter which could be left for the present. Mr. Dicken said he had never been in favour of throwing money away, and mak- ing the Council bankrupt, as was suggested. The amount suggested was a small one. If £4,080 was to be spent the Council would be in favour of it, and the matter would have gone through like a shot. (Hear, hear.) The recommendation of the Highways Committee to defer the matter was confirm- ed when put to the vote. A TOWN" BAND. At a meeting of the General Purposes Committee it wa's reported that a conference had been held on the 14th November be- tween representatives of the Council, who formed a sub-committee, and members of the Town Advertising Association to discuss the suggestion made by the Association for the engagemerut of a band in the season, and the offer to p; esent two bandstands to the town. It was resolved That the Coun- cil be recommended to make provision in the next raite for a subsidy of ;Cioo for pro- viding a band on consideration of the As- sociation presenting the necessary band- stands." The proportion at the Committee was carried. Mr. Hugh Hughes proposed an amend- ment that the matter be not entertained, and Mr. D. O. Williams seconded. Mr. T. H. Morgan (Chairman of the Gen- eral Purposes Commiatee) said he could not understand why Mr. Hughes should act as he was doing. Perhaps he preferred to set that small old tinkering band which tortured people and drove them nearly crazy. (Laughter and hear, hear.) A good band was much needed. They should not be satisfied with all the entertainments they had. They had also the gift offered by the Town Advertising Association of two good bandstands The T.A.A. was composed of sincere business men who had the interest of the town at heart and knew as well as anyone the voice of the housekeepers upon the matter. He trusted the Council would confirm the Committee's recommendaltion. Mr. Bevan, upon rising to sneak, caused Mr. MoTgan to say, I rise to a point of order. I think Mr. Bevan is interested in something else which is an .opposition." Mr. Bevan: I do not think a travelling band can be thought an opposition to any- thing I am interested in. The proposed stands on the promenade were chicken peiis, and the T.A.A. had better means of spending the money subscribed to the Asso- ciation than disfiguring their beautiful pro- menade. Were they going to mortgage their next year's revenue by ;Cico again in the blackest moment of their existence? He could not understand Councillors putting such a suggestion forward. Mr. W. Davies was quite in favour of a band, and he was 'sure the householders would give fioo to keep what they had in the name of a band away. Householders had been so annoyed with" the thing thev had had that they asked the combination to leave the streets. He did not believe in Mr. Bevan criticising the proposed hand- stands so much. That need not be a bug- bear to them. (Hear. hear.) Mr. Edward Allen raid that Mr. Bevan had been rude in this matter by describing the stands as chicken pens. (Hear, hear.) The rioo proposed was a subsidy. Llan- dudno had done very well indeed in such a matter. (Hear, hear.) After the painful experience they had had these last seasons it ought to be done away with. He be- lieved in economy as much as anyone on that Council, but let it be a proper economy. Some members of the Council had run mad on so-called economy, and they were the very men who had landed them in the posi- I tion they were now in. (Hear, hear.) It was a false economy to oppose a band be- ing obtained, and he hoped the Council would suppori the committee. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Dick,en said he was going to be a spendthrift on this matter, and support the Committee. Mr. Bevan was out of order in speaking a's he had done, as he did not know what had passed in the Com- mittee. Xeither were the proposed band- stands the paltry affairs Mr. Bevan would have them 'believe..(Hear, hear. I They should get a band like Llandudno had done. Mr. S. Jones supported the obtaining of a band as an essential." The scheme would affect the town and visitors gener- ally. Mr. Wm. Greenfield supported the re- commendation to have a band, and thought it would be very unwise not to accept the offer of the T.A A., amongst whom were some of the largest ratepayers. The rate would not be a third of a penny in the pound. Mr. Heenan referred to German places he had visited, which depended upon bands for their very existence. A Member Let's have a German band Mr. Heenan The English bands were not in it with Germans as to music. It was worth their spending money for a band, and it would be a foolish policy to cut down the attractions of Colwvn Bay in- stead of increasing them. (Hear, hear.) If they had no attractions they would have no visitors. (Hear. hear.) A vote was taken, eight voting for the re- commendation of the Committee and eight against. The Chairman gave his casting vote in favour of a band amidst applause. THE ELECTRICITY WORKS. Mr. Heenan said that as he would be away for a month he would like to suggest that the Council stop the big leaks in con- nection with the electricity works. There was a big leak in the electricity concern. The works were in the wrong place for the arrangement for coal there was no siding, and the machinery was not up to date. Why could they not stop such leaks and put the electricity works aside of the gasworks? It would be a better way of getting fuel. He knew of places where electricity could be obtained for one penny a unit. It could not be done in Colwyn Bay. There was no one to blame for the leakage, as the thing grew with the town. He would advise get- ting an expert's opinion upon the matter. Whatever they paid him would not be money lost, as it would show how the works could ultimately be made a paying concern. The matter was not discussed. THE FINANCES OF THE COUNCIL. ACTION* BY THE COUNCIL. In connection with the Auditor's Repor+ herein published in another column, fie Council adopted without comment the fol- lowing minute of the Finance Committee;- The Clerk produced and read the report by the District Auditor on the audit of ac- counts of the Council for the year ended 31st March last. The same having been reviewed it was resolved-(I) That in ap- proaching the Local Government Board for remission of the disallowance for bank in- terest on overdraft, the appellants be and are hereby .authorised in the circumstances to give an undertaking that the deficiencies on the District. Gas, and Electric Light Funds will be liquidated, with the approval of the Board, in proportionate amounts ex- tending over the next five years. (2) That accurate account of all stock in hand at 31st March, 1911, be taken in each department; and with a view to a trial of the system of keeping stores being made, that it be an instruction to the Surveyor, and the Gas and Electric Light Managers to take stock at the end of this month, .and that stores accounts be kept in each department for the last quarter of the presen.t financial year. (3) That it be an instruction to the Surveyor to cause the register of water charges to be completed and handed to the Accounts De- partment before the middle of July in each year. (4) That a Committee consisting of the chairmen of committees be appointed and authorised to deal with disputed ac- counts submitted to them by the collector. —An item for sale of arc lamp was discus- sed and referred to Mr. J. Dicken and the Chairman of this Committee. (5) That the sale of coke at the gasworks on credit be confined to quantities of not less than 10 cwts., except on approved accounts.—The three new account books referred to by the Auditor were produced to the meeting.—It was further resolved that copies of the Dis- trict Auditor's report be prepared and is- sued with the printed minutes of the Coun- cil.
Denbighshire Teachers' Salaries. ANOTHER DEMAND FOR JUSTICE. The elementary school teachers of Den- bighshire, through their County Associa- tion, have forwarded to the Education Authority the fcllowing resolutions adopted at the recent annual meeting (a) That this meeting of Denbighshire teachers strongly urges upon the Education Committee the need of forming a Consulta- tive Committee composed of representatives of the Education Authority and of the teachers of the county, together with the Organizer to meet periodically for the pur- pose of co-operation between the Educa. tion Committee and the teachers for dis- cussing any questions affectinfe the welfare of the schools of the county." (b) That this meeting of Denbighshire teachers expresses its '.nave dissatisfaction with the present system of granting incre- ments of salaries adopted by the Denbigh- shire Education Committee as being unin- telligible, unfair to many of the teachers, and educationally unsound, and further affirms that for the well-being of education in the county it is essential that the glar- ing anomalies in the teachers salaries and the great injustice felt in the annual partial revision of salaries should be removed by the adoption of in equitable scale of sal- aries and that this xesolutom be forward- ed to the lembers of the Denbighshire Education Authority." The resolutions will come before the Edu- cation Committee on Friday.
A DRY CLEANING POWDER for all breeds of dogs and other animals. A method has been brought before our notice which saves not only the time and trouble of washing and drying dogs, but also prevents risk of chill and at the same time very much mproves the coat both in growth and texture. It is claimed for this method that it clears out all distemper germs and prevents skin disease which washing rather encourages, and that it rids the dog from all vermin. Dogs enjov this method of cleaning which only takes a few minutes and is quite harmless. A small quantity of the powder is sprinkled over the dog and well rubbed in with the hand. The £ ^re,r '? ™anufactured and sold by The Whitaker s Manufacturing Co., Bedford, in packets, post free, 2s. gd.