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Penmaenmawr Territorials. DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES. SPEECH BY THE GENERAL. Saturday was a red-letter day in the annals of the Penmaenmawr Company of the 6th Batt., R W. Fusiliers, when General Lloyo, C.B., commanding the Welsh Division of Territorial forces and staff, attended the annual distribution of prizes. At 5.30, the Company was entertained to dinner in the Drill Hall by the officers. The Hall had been very prettily decorated for the occasion by Sergt. Instructor Cox, vith bunting, etc., kindly lent by Mr Hughes. Capt. H. T. Jenkins presided, and he was supported by Lieut. Cemlyn Jones, the Rev Griffith Matthews, B.A., Mr W. D. Jones, and other townspeople. Full justice was done to the excellent fare provided by Mr and Mrs R. Morris, Regent House, and, after the usual, cup of coffee and cigar, Capt. Jenkins said this had been a most successful year in the annals of the Com- pany. which, he was glad to say, kept up its strength, and, although they were not full strength, what was lacking in numbers was made up in quality (applause). They would all agree that the camp was a most suc- cessful one. Ouf of 105 men, they took to camp 102, and that was not done by-any other Company in the Battalion. For the first time in the experience of the Battalion, they took part in manoeuvres on a very large scale, and their strength, intelligence anH power of endurance, was taxed to the fullest extent. They all came out of it very well, and arrived back in camp as fresh as paint. He did not think they would ever forget the night on Machynlleth Bridge (cheers). That was something for them to remember as long as they lived. There had been a great improvement in the class firing, but it was hardly to be expected for them to repeat their performance at the Battalion shoot at Conway, the reason being, not because of any falling off in the shooting, but because of the great improvement in the shooting of the other Companies (hear, hear). The speaker referred to the fact that next year was to be a very important one in the history of the Battalion, with the Coronation of the King, and the investiture at Carnarvon, of the young Prince of Wales and, no doubt, the Battalion would take part in both functions. He considered that if the young men of Penmaenmawr wished to mark the new year in any special way, they could do so best by joinging the "F" Company (applause). He urged the members of the Company to nrevail upon the young men, many of whom had nothing to do in the evenings but loaf about the streets and smoke cigarettes. Both morally and physically, it would be better for them to attend the Drill Hall to learn a little discipline. Concluding, he apologised for the absence of Colonel and Lieut. Darbi- shire, and he wished to express his indebted- ness to his brother officers for the help ren- dered him during the year, and more particularly to Col. Sergt. Inst. Cox, to whom it was due in a great measure that the "F" Company was one of the best in the Battalion (applause). He was so enthusiastic and energetic about all he did, that he made everyone else of the same frame of mind. He also thanked the sergeants of the Com- pany, who had worked like bricks. He wished them all a bright and happy Christ- mas, and a prospeious New Year (applause). Col. Sergt. Chantrey proposed a cordial vote of thanks to Capt. Jenkins and the officers. for the excellent treat provided the Company that evening. Three hearty cheers were given the Capt., and a further cheer was given Mrs Jenkins. A very interesting presentation was made to Capt. Jenkins by Lieut. Cemlyn Jones, on behalf of the non-commissioned officers and men, on the occasion of his marriage. The gift took the form of a beautiful silver inkstand, with the following inscription, Co., 6th Batt., R. W.F., presented by the N.C.O. s. and men of the Penmaenmawr Company, to Capt. T. H. Jenkins, on the occasion of his marriage, as a mark of esteem. October 12. 1010." In making the presentation, Lieut. Cemlyn Jones said he made the presentation with the greatest pleasure, andp-aid a high tribute to the qualities of Capt. Jenkins. 'In response, Capt. Jenkins said that his wife and himself appreciated their kindness v^r>" much, and more especially because of the good wishes sent with the present. They would always look upon it as one of their greatest treasures, because it represented to him the good fellowship and the kind comradeship that had always exist be- tween the members of the Company and himself The Rev Griffith Matthews was delighted to be present, and said that, as long as he was invited, so long would be attend if possible. It was quite true that the Com- pany was an excellent one, and he for one would be very glad to see the young men of the parish joining. Personally, he did not know of anything better for young men physically, and he was going to say morally, than to -become a member of a Commnv 'iV<> that one. He was delated to see the"men, 110111 the kindness of their heart, presenting Dr Jenkins with a token on the occasion of his doing the best thing a bachelor could do (applause). His wife had a name before it was changed, that would be cherished while Wales would be Wales, while there were men who loved the Welsh nation for the sake of her illustrious father, the late Dean of Bangor (applause). Mr W. D. Jones also spoke a few words of encouragement to the Company, and, re- ferring to conscription, said that he could not help but feel anything that savours compulsion was wrong. It was possible to be as brave and heroic by living for one's country as well as by dying for it, and he 1 Vested the members of that Company ld do all they could to live for their "-tr;, and the echo of the vow would go V down to posterity. He wished them all the compliments of the season. Capt. Jenkins, on behalf of those present, extended a cordial vote of thanks to Mr and Mrs Morris for the excellent way they had provided for them, and also included the charming young ladies who had waited so attentively upon them. Three hearty cheers were given Mr and Mrs Morris, and the young ladies. THE PRIZE DISTRIBUTION. ADDRESS BY THE GENERAL. Later in the evening, ttie prize distribution took place in the Oxford Hall, which was packed to overflowing. Among those present were General Lloyd, C.B., Col. Dunn (com- manding the North Wales Brigade), and the staff officers, Col. Darbishire, Maior John- son, Capt. J. R. IN-illiaiiis, and Lieut. Cem- lyn Jones. Capt. II. T. Jenkins presided. The programme opened with a fine render- ing of the "Crusaders," by the Male Voice Choir, under the baton of Mr Christmas Jones, followed by Mr Morris singing, "Unwaith eto yn Nghymru anwyl." The topical duett, '"Territorials and footballers'' by Lc. Sergt E. II. Evans and Pte. W. E. Jones, brought down the house. A physical drill by a party of Territorials, under Col. Sergt. Inst. Cox, was excellently done. Mrs Herbert Jenkins then distributed the prizes. Before doing so, she said she was proud to belong to a Territorial, and especial- ly "F" Company. She felt that "F" Com- pany must stand for friends, and again it meant so many things when speaking of a soldier, fearlessness, and no funking, faith- fulness to duty, f airplay to everyone, fortunate in shooting, and lastly, it stood for C, the first Company and the foremost (hear, hear). Speaking in Welsh, Mrs Jenkins thanked them for their kind reception, and added that a Welshman always made a good soldier, and, if he was a good soldier, they could rest assured that he was a good man. Mrs Jenkins then distributed the prizes as follows Class A.—Open to N.C.O.'s and men who made over 60 in standard test: 1st. Serat. H. Roberts, 6s and pair boots from Morton's 2nd, Sergt. R. Williams, 5s 6d and (10s) goods from Co-foperative Stores 3rd, Sergt. J. F. Carren, 4s 6d and lamp from Mr Will Thomas 4th, Pte. T. Hughes, 4s and silver salt-cellar from Mr Thomas, house agent; and eight other prizes. Class B.—Who made less than 60 in stand- ard test -i st, Pte. Edward Williams, 5s and five cwt coal from Mr Roberts, coal merchant; 2nd, Pte. W. O. Roberts, 4s 6d and vases from Mr Bartle; 3rd, Pte. R. Edwards, 4s and leg of mutton from Mr J. M. Jones; 4th, Pte. W. V. Williams, 3s and muffler from Mr Pritchard, and eight other prizes. Recruits Class.-ist, Pte. H. Edwards, silver cup, presented by Mrs Johnson, Post House 2nd, Pte. G. j. Brooks, 4s and medal presented by Mr F. Williams; 3rd, Pte. Jas. Coulter, 4s 4th, Pte. G. R. Hughes, 35 6d 5th, Pte. O. Griffiths, 35. Special prize at 200 yards, Corp. G. Chan- trey special prize at 500 yards, Sergt. H. Roberts. Skirmishing and Field Firing Competi- tion:—No. 2 Section, Sergt. D. Roberts, cup and jCii presented by the late Mrs Knee- shaw; 2nd, No. i Section, Sergt. Hughes, £ 1 2s 6d. Section Drilling Competition, won by No. 3 Section, Sergt. Coverley, cup and f2 5s, presented by Capt. Williams (Ardre). Snap Shooting, won by No. 2 Section, Sergt. D. Roberts, cup and ZI 2S. Subscribers competition, won bv Mr W. O. Davies, silver match-box. The usual wooden spoons were won by Pte. A. L. Hughes and Mr J. J. Jones. The following is a list of subscribers H. Col. Darbishire, £5; Mrs Herbert Jenkins, £ 2; Major Johnson, Zi is Miss Turner, ,Ci Miss Lees, Glan y Coed, Ci Mrs Cem- lyn Jones, Zi Mrs Milnes, 10s 6d; Mr Jones, Lk.n, 5s; Mr Williams, butcher, 4s Mr W. D. Jones, 3s Mr P. McClement, as 6d; Mr Jones, Stanaway, 2s Mrs Williams, Bank Buildings, 2s. The following subscribed prizes in kind The Co-operative Stores Messrs Smith and Sons Mr Will Thomas, Messrs Mortons, Mr Thomas (house agent), Mr R. D. Jones, Mr R. D. Owen, Messrs T. T. Roberts, Mr R. C. Evans, Mr W. O. Davies, Mrs H. M. Jones, Mr Hughes (chemist), Mr Bartle, Mr Hugh Hughes, Mr Gordon Jones, Mr Hamp- stead, Mr J. M. Jones, Mr S. H. Roberts, Mr Parry Jones, Mr Pritchard, Mrs Cliffe, Mr Lissenden. Miss Laurence, Miss Littler, Mr Foulkes (grocer), Mr J. J. Jones, Mr D. Jones (green-grooer), Mr R. J. Lewis, Mr Morris, Mr Edward Jones (green-grocer), Mr Foyne, Mr Roberts (coal merchant), Mr Humphrey Owen, Mr R. Lloyd Jones. General Lloyd, at the opening of his re- marks, thanked Mrs'Jenkins for giving away Z, the prizes, and he felt sure that under her leadership the "F." Company would be likely to be one of if not the best in the Territorial Army. He did not wonder that such enthusiasm prevailed there for the Territorials when they were led and he spoke with gratefulness—by his friend, and one of the best commanding officers in the Welsh Division, Col. Darbishire (applause). It was a great loss to the British Army he did not follow the profession he once thought of, for he soon would have been at the top of The tree. He was there to speak on be- half of the Territorial Army. The principal defence of this country was the Navy, and they must keep up a strong and as efficient a navy as they had now. He did not think, however, that a Navy was suffiClent to pre- vent the invasion of these shores, because the greater part of it was required in other parts of the Empire to protect their foreign possessions, and see that their mercantile marine was not attacked. Although the regular Army was small, he feared no con- tradiction when he said that it was as highly trained as any Army of the great nations. The speaker dealt in figures extensively, and added that the Territorial Force at present was not sufficient in numbers to repel any invasion by a highly trained force. He was strongly of opinion that it must be a volun- tary army, and he wished that all other parts of the Empire were as enthusiastic as Penmaenmawr. He was thankful that some of the Territorials were making great pro- gress. He believed the 6th Battalion R. W. Jusiliei's to be one as good as any in the Welsh Division, and, therefore, irv the Terri. torial Army (hear, hear). But it was not perfect. No amateur could be as good as a regular, because he had not the time to give to it. He was thankful to find the ladies and gentlemen of Penmaenmawr encourag- ing shooting, and they as the staff of the Army were deeply grateful. The exhibition of drill given that evening was certainly of a high class. The strength of the nation lay in the hearts of the young men, and he ap- pealed to the civilian portion to help, be- cause it was they who really made up the numbers by sending their brothers and cousins to join. He thanked them again for the interest they took (applause). The programme was gone through, the Male Voice Choir giving a selection. Pte. W. E. Jones sang a comic song, and Mr Morris also gave another song. The entertainment was brought to a close with the usual thanks, and the singing of the Welsh and English National Anthems. Miss M. V. McClement and Lance Sergi. II. Jones were the accompanists.
-W Tribute to a Colwyn Bay Minister. FAITH, HOPE, AND CHARITY. The British Weeky has been publishing1 a series of letters commenting—in some cases unfavourably—upon the character of the ministries in seaside pulpits during the holi- day season. The criticisms have drawn a most interesting letter from a Dublin visitor to Colwyn Bay, in which a very just tribute is paid to the Rev. Thomas Lioyd, who for upwards of 21 years has done splendid work as pastor of the English Congregational Church. The writer savs :—" Dear sir,—You ask for the experience of your readers regarding the nature of the sermons they heard on holiday Weli, I spent the last week in September in Colwyn Bay, and en Sabbath morning at- tended the English Congregational church, where I heard an excellent sermon from the pastor, Mr. Thomas Lloyd. The text was from the 40th of Isaiah, the fi st six verses— "Comfort ye, comfoit ye my people." I will not attempt an analysis of the sermon; but beginning with the great and fundamental trouble, our sins, and assuring us that our iniquity is pardoned if only we m.ike peace with God through the acceptance of Christ. the preacher went on to apply the great con- solations of the Gospel to the sick, to the bereaved, to the perplexed, to the poor who found it difficu!t to make ends meet, to those who had business troubles or parental cares, or who suffered, it might be, from some of the smaller worries of life. Not only the mountains of difficulty, but even the sniallei hills would be made smooth, and the rough places plain, if only we had faith in G(,d. The late Dr. John Watson held that a prime object of a preacher to a Christian congrega- tion should be comfort and edification, a building-up of the breaches made in the spiritual lite bv the nressine secularities of the working week. I have not heard for years a sermon in which these objects were so successfully carried out. I do not think that any hearer entering the cnurch with trouble of any kind could have failed to receive comfort and consolation from the kind words of the preacher, backed as they were with aptly chosen texts, which were as apples of gold in the silver of his discourse. I. I attended a Methodist Church in the evening, and heard a thoroughly evangelical sermon, but to me it was not so impressive. "In the morning discouise, though Christ was dealt with only incidentally, the sermon was saturated with faith, hope and charity, and gave one heartening inspiration and comfort Have faith in God," was the burden of this admirable discourse, which must have been short, as the whole service occupied only eighty minutes. Every word told, and one was sorry when the preacher ended. J. DAWSON. 77, Drumcondra-road Dublin."
A Tale of a Cow. To the Editor of THE WEEKLY NEWS. Sir,—The purity of our food supplies is a matter of the first importance, and the Act for the Prevention of Adulteration of Food and Drugs was passed to atlain that object. At the same time, it may well be urged that zeal has out-run knowledge in the attempts now being made to fasten upon the harmless Cow, the heaviest share of responsibility for the ravages of consumption and kindred disease. This applies more especially in the case of Notth Wales, a country renowned for the soundness of its herds of cattle, the unanimous testimony of dealers being to the effect that even the old cows which they buy and kill are found to be remarkably free from any form of disease. Is it unreasonable to enquire whether sufficient stress has been laid upon the real contributory causes of consumption. Such for example as hereditary tendencies, quickened into vital activity through poor and insufficient nourishment, unwholesome, squalid and badly ventilated dwellings, together with a train of other insanitary evils, only too prevalent among certain classes of the people. Through the agency of the press and from various local authorities, most disquieting statements have been circulated relating to the dangers attending the milk supply both in town and country. As affording strong presumptive evidence that many of these statements are exaggerated, and that much can be said on the other side, permit me to subjoin a few re-assuriug facts :— (I). It has never been scientifically proved that bovine tuberculosis is commuuicable to the human subject. (2). The late Professor Koch, of Germany, the greatest bacteriologist in Europe, was of opinion that it was not communicable, and with his opinion, not all, but many medical men are in full accord. (3). If milk is such a fruitful source of con- sumption and kindred diseases, how does it come that the victims of these diseases are most commonly found, not in families where milk is abundantly used, but in homes where little or none of ii, ever enters ? In your last issue H A Family Doctor," says The paler children are given sometimes as much as two pints of fresh milk every day and they simply hlossoin forth (4) Where would you find a stronger and healthier race of men and women than among the peasantry of Scotland, and these men and women were reared from infancy almost exclusively on a diet of porridge and milk ? The same may be said of Ireland, substituting potatoes for porridge. (5) A lean cow is not necessarily an unhealthy cow in fact, the best milkers are generally of this description, not beefy. In a series of tuberculin tests, undertaken at an Agricultural College Farm, the leanest and most emaciated looking cow in the herd was found to be perfectly free from disease. Speaking from long experience, I venture to counsel the consumers of milk in North Wales to go on drinking- it freely, fearlessly and thankfully. Indispensable in youth, it has remained throughout the world's history the best and safest article of food at every period of man's existence, and the greater the supply the better the results.—I am, &c., 17th Dec., 1910. A. BORTHWICK.
Denbighshire Education Authority. At Friday's meeting of the Denbighshire Education Committee, held at Chester, a discussion arose on a. motion by Mr Edward Roberts, that a resolution passed as to the holding of the meetings of the education authority at Wrexham, Denbigh, and Col. wyn Bay alternately, be rescinded, and it was eventually decided to hold the next meetings at Colwyn Bay, and afterwards to reverse to the usual custom of holding the meeting at Chester as heretofore.
Sir J. Herbert Roberts, Bart., M.P. VISIT TO COLWYN BAY LIBERAL CLUB. WALES AND THE ELECTION SIGNI- FICANT SPEECH. The popular member for West Denbigh- shire, who has again experienced the pleasure of being returned unopposed, paid a very welcome visit to the Colwyn Bay Liberal Club, at a late hour on Friday night, and was given a most cordial and enthusiastic reception. The hon. baronet arrived while the members were in the throves of a most exciting mock election, the billiard room being crowded to overflowing, and he listened with evident interest to the speeches of some of the budding politicians. Mr Blackwall presided over the heated cis- cussion. After the polling, the successful candidate, Mr S. Glynne Jones (President of the Liberal Association I, extended a welcome to their member in a very appropriate speech. Mr Glynne Jones, in the course of his re- marks, said that they were delighted to have Sir Herbert in their midst. He had come there straight fiom London, and they all ap- preciated his visit very much. No doubt, Sir Heibert would be very pleased in what he had seen and heard at that meeting, in which such a high standard of public ?p< ak- ing had been maintained from the- "cry cut- set, a fact which argued well for the yourg Liberals of Colwyn Bay. THE CLAIMS OF WALES. Sir Herbert Roberts, who was accorded another ovation on rising, said it was quite true he had came from London that after- noon, and it is also true that he went up there that morning, so that he had been in the train pretty well all day. He was very anxious that the last shot in the great battle should not have been fired without his hav- ing the pleasure of meeting them at Colwyn Bay face to face. That was the reason why he was desirous of being present at that meeting that night. Let him congratulate them upon that excellent debate. He en- tirr-lv endorsed the words spoken by Mr Glynne Jones on the very high standard of debating after the splendid speeches he had heard. He, personally, felt very highly en- couraged and proud that he had the honour of representing a constituency with such promising material within its Liberal Association. 'He had every faith that if ever there was fighting to be done, there were plenty of exponents of their faith in that room to carry the torch of Liberalism throughout the constituency (hear, hear). Mr Glynne Jones had referred to the necessity of improving their organisation in Colwyn Bay through 11 that Association, and he would like to emphasize that point. They had bût 7 had a fight on that occasion. 7ie did not know whether he regretted it. On personal grounds, he was very glad to be relieved of the necessity of going around the constitu- ency, but he was quite prepared for the battle (hear, hear). There was something n the air which told him that if he had been called out he would have had the loyal sup- port of all his many friends there-(-hear, hear)--and that they would give a good ac- count of themselves in the fight. However, that was past. But he feit very "tron ly the need to keep working with their crganisation there. In the first place, they worked to in- crease their membership. He had often had an idea that they should have a Liberal Three Hundred at Colwyn Bay (hear, hear). It was not beyond the possibilities of the near future that they should have a living. active Liberal Three Hundred for Colwyn Bav And not only must they increase their membership, but they must go on with the <xce!'ent work of educating and enlightening public opinion in the district upon Liberal principles. Personally, he felt there was very much more in that than some of them realised. It was not what they did iust be- fore the day of the poll that won an election Ihear, hear). One of the factors which materially strengthened their forces and won such a grand victory last January, was the fact that foi twelve months, or more, before the event, that Association had been working for the maintenance of the Liberal faith. That was still the best way in which to in- fluence the minds and hearts of the people, and to ensure the Liberal triumph. He should like to say a word in reference to the remarkable election which was draw- c ing to a close. He was very pleased with the results which the Liberal Party had achieved (hear, hear). Perhaps he was even more pleased than they were, for he had opportun- ities, In London and the House of omnions, of appreciating the strength of the forces arrayed against them. The outstanding fact of the election was that the country had stood true to its Liberal faith, and had re- turned the same, or perhaps a greater majority, than on the prevtous occasion. 'i li at j was a singular tribute to the Liberalism of the United Kingdom, and it also showed that what they had laid their hands to do was going to be done (applausel, WHY AN ELECTION? A question that had often been asked by their opponents during this campaign was, why was it necessary to have this election? Well, no one with any experience of the lite of the House of Commons would ask that question They did not need an election, from the standpoint of the House of Com mons, but they knew very well what it neant. It meant an expenditure of nearly two mil- lions of money. It meant dislocation oi trade. It meant the bringing into operation of certain influences which the Liberal Party hoped very soon to make impossible (hear, hear). What he wanted to drive home that night, was, that Mr. Asquith, as Prime Miu- ister, would never have dissolved Parliament unless it was absolutely necessary to uo ro. HeThad taken the patriotic and only course, and the vedrict of the country was going in his favour. What about the future? What about the results of this election? In his judgment this election would be momentous in its influence upon their party It had done something to enable Liberalism to arise and walk as a power for good in the life of the nation (hear, hear). He thanked them and all his sup- porters throughout the division, for again giving him that measure of confidence which had been the means of enabling him to be a Member of Parliament which would be memorable in the history ot the country (hear, hear). He was not going into any de. 0. -1 tails, but ne warned, in one ur LWIL) sentences, to outline what would be the immediate work of the Liberal majority in the House of Com iiio,is. In the first place, the immediate and esentjal task would be to destroy, once and for all, the absolute 'Veto of the House. of Lords (applause). That would be done (cheers). After that, his own personal view was, and he would exert whatever influence he could in that direction, was that it was the duty of the Liberal Government to deal with the electoral law (hear, hear) that machine, that instrument by which Parlia- ments were elected, and to do away with those things which made it difficult, or even impossible in some cases, for them to arrive at the true views of the great masses of the population. There must be abolition of the plural vote there must be a law to make it necessary for all elections to be held in one or two days and, in the third place, a law, which he thought would receive a substan- tial support on bCf.h sides of the House of Commons, to shut all licensed premises on election days (applause). Having done that, having cleared the way, having taken these things which had clogged the wheel of our electoral machine, and pre- vented it from working harmoniously and rapidly for so many years, then they would proceed to the essential measures which made this election really important to Welshmen and to Wales. He had said it hundreds of times, and he would say it again, that, however unjust the present position of affairs" was to English Liberal- ism, it was much more unjust to Welsh Liberalism. Why? Because in Wales they did not recognise the swing of the pendu- lum. There was none of that vacilation from one side to the other. From the mo- ment the people of Wales had been given the opportunity of voting through the ballot, there had been returned, since 1868, at every General Elecftion. an overwhelming majori- ty of Liberal members (hear, hear). The j case in England was different, and ther fore he said that, however important tl present election was to the people < England, it was more so to the people < Wales. Another point which made thi election memorable to Wales was the fa( that the inspiring and dominating genius i the election was their countryman, Mi Lloyd George—(cheers)—the greatest Welsh man of the age; and one whose spirit an< personality was the main foundation upoi which the results of this election had bee! achieved. Lastly, there were many measure: of special interest to Wales which the) hoped to secure through the destruction o: ithe absolute veto. He conifidently hoped that after long years of waiting they, ir W ales, would reap a rich and abundant harvest and reward as a result of this memorable victor}'. He was very glad tc have that opportunity of meeting again his political supporters, and he assured them, from the bottom of his heart, that whatever he could do on behalf of Wales and West Denbighshire in the House of Commons, that service would be readily and proudly ren- dered (applause). fr. J. Crompton proposed a vote of thanks to Sir Herbert Roberts. This was seconded by Mr. Gwilym Rowland, and carried with great heartiness, and the popular Member responded in Welsh. Sir Herbert then leit by motor car for Bryrgwenallt, amid rousing cheers.
1a.4- Abergele Smithfield The show and sale of Christmas fat stock took place in the above Smithfield, on Mon- day, and the Auctioneer, Mr C. P. Sheffield, must be congratulated on the excellent lot of stock he had got together. There was a great increase in numbers on last year, and the quality of the stock was of the'best, the majority of cattle being of nice weights and of the class best suited, and most profitable to the butcher. The judges were :Cattle Mr Sawbridge, Wigan, and Mr Pugh, Mold; sheep and calves Mr 5pence, Macclesfield, and Mr Jones, Moid; pigs: Mr Capper. Macclesfield, and Mr Redmayne, Preston. The work of the judges was watched by a large number, and their awards gave satis- faction in every case, the prices realised at the sale bearing out their iudgment. AWARDS. Class i.-Chanipil),q fat bullock or heifer: 1st, Mrs Rowley Conwy, sold at £30 lOS, to Mr Redmayne, Preston. Reserve Mr T. H. Roberts, the Stag, sold at £22 10s. to Mr Sawbridge, Wigan. Class 2.—Best fat bullock or heifer with not more than two broad teeth: ist, Mrs Rowley Conwy, sold at £19 12s 6d, to Mr Redmayne. Reserve Mr J. G. Gratton, sold at ZiS 10s, to Mr. Redmayne. Class 3.—Best 6 fat beast: 1st, Mr T. H. Roberts, realising £ 128 12s 6d, and purchased by Messrs II. & R. Roberts, Sawbridge, and Redmayne. Reserve Mr W. Owen, Faeuol, (realising £ 112, and isoid to Messrs Red- mayne and Bevin. Class 4.-Best pair fat heifers or bullocks ist: Mrs Rowley Conwy, sold at £50 2s 6d, to Mr Redmayne. Reserve: Mr T. H. Ro- berts, sold at Z41 15s, to Messrs H 4 R. Roberts. Class 5.-Best fat cow: ist. Mrs Rowley Conwy, sold at ^20, to Mr Redmayne 2nd. The Hon. Edward Mostyn, sold at jC16 15s, to Messrs H. & R. Roberts. Class 6.—Best fat bull: 1st, The Hon. Edward Mostyn, sold at 124 qs. to Mr E. Jones, Llanrwst; 2nd, Mr Roberts. Aber- gele, sold at £ 23 ios, to Messrs H. &- R. Roberts. Class 7.-Best 10 Welsh wethers (given by Mr John Williams, the Harp Hotel) 1st. Mr John Owen, sold at 36s each, to Mr Roper, Colwyn Bay; 2nd, Mr R Morris, sold at 34s each. to Mr Davies. Class S.—Best 10 fat lambs: ist, Mr Rich- ard Jones, sold at 30s each, to Mr Red- mayne 2nd, Mr J. Morris. Llettu. sold at 28s, to Mr Roberts. Class g.-Best 10 wethers any breed (given by Mr John Williams, Ihe Harp Hotelt 1st, Mr Owen, Hendre Bach. sold at 355 3d, to Mr Roper. Reserve: Mr Harrop, sold at 36s 6d, to Mr Roper. Class 10.—Best fat calf: 1st. Mr Lloyd Ellis. sold at 71s, to Mr Sawbridge. Re- serve Mr Joseph Roberts, sold at 70s. to Mr Redmayne. Class I I.-Best 2 bacon pigs (given bv Mr Capper) ist, Mr Owen. Llanfair, sold at £ 14, to Mr Capper. Reserve: Mr W. H. Jones. sold at Lii, to Mr E. Jones Class 12: Best 2 porkers • i<t. Mr W. Cragg, Bryn Euryn, sold at icq 6d. to Mr Pe.arce, Peilrhynside. Reserve: Mr D. Morris, sold at 50s, to Messrs Lilwall and Lewis. Class 11. The vendor of the largest amount of stock during the year Mr Richard Jones, Peiitre Ucha SPECIAL PRIZES Class 15, (given by Messrs Silcock and Sons, per their agent. Mr Evan Roberts, Llansannan).—Best pair of bullocks fed on their cake 1st, Mr T. H. Roberts, sold at £ 44 5s, to Messrs H. & R. Roberts ,nd. Mr T. H. Roberts, sold at £ 41 12S 6d. to Mr Redmayne 3rd, Mr T. H. Roberts, sold at £42 15s, to Messrs H. ec R. Roberts, and SawBriuge. Class 16. (given by Mr William Roberts, corn merchant, Rbyl).-Best fat beast fed on cake or meal supplied by him Mrs Rowley C-onwv, sold at L30 lOS, to Mr Redmayne. At the sale following, there was a large attendance of buyers, from a large area, pur- chases being made to go into Lancashire, Staffordshire", and Cheshire. The biddings were. brisk, and the opinion was freely ex- pressed that a most satisfactory trade was met, especially so for cattle, all being sold with the exception of two lots There was a large entry oi sheep and pigs; extra ac- commodation having to be provided, but the demand was hardly so good as expected. Taken altogether, the show of stock would rival any seen in the district. The numbers and quality of the stock shown in this market improves every Sale, and it is now generally felt that the Abergele Smithfield has bee.orne a necessity to the growers and feeders of stock in the district. Mr Sheffield. in open- ing his remarks at the commencement of the sale, stated that Mrs Rowley Conwv. through her agent, Mr W. Conwy Bell, would give prizes of C5, Z3, and £1, at the Christmas Sale, next year. This should further en- courage the fanners in the district to keep their stock, and show it at this sale. The opening sale of the New Yf'.a.r, takes place on Monday, January 9th.
A Right Merrie Yuletide Feast. We understand that the The Banquet Place of Historic Penrhyn Old Hall, is to witness, on the Saturday of New Year week, a re- vival of its old time hospitalitv. For the first time, during the past century, the ruddy glare of the huge log fire, will re- flect in the faces of a jovial crowd bidden to the Christmas feast. Although the ceremony will lose some of its picturesqueness, fur want of colouryr doublet and hose of other days, we are sure it will lose nothing in cheerfulness, for the Boar's Head and Turkey will figure on the Oaken board, the Wassail bowl dispense Punch, and the Demijohns run again with old ale. The occasion is a second supper for help- ers and well-wishers, given annually by Mr E. Booth Jones, "The Antiquary," Manches. ter, the present proprietor of this wonderful old building, which is on record (vide the works of Lelande, and her ancient histor- ians) to have existed since 1422. The gathering is to celebrate the restora- tion, after over a century of disuse, of this truly "Baronial Hall," an apartment with floor space of over 100 square yards. It has a wonderfully moulded roof, massive pillars, cavernous chimney place, and is an additional attraction to Penrhyn Old Hall. which has been appreciated during the past summer season by over 10,000 visitors from all parts of the world.
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