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North Welles Football. LEAGUE-DIVISION I. Goals P. W. L. D. F. A. Pts. Manchester United 19.- «3•• 4- 3-■ 37- 2' 28 Aton Villa.18..12.. 3.. 3..37..21..27 Sundertand. ig.. 9.. 2 34-• 20.. 26 Everton. 19-• 6 2- a7 • • x7 • 24 Middlesbrough 18.• 9.. 3.. 6.. 39.. 24.. 24 Bradford City. 18.. 10.. 5.. 3.. 31.. 25.. 23 Newcastle United 19-■ 8.. 7.. 4.. 33.. 23. 20 Notts Forest 20.. 8.. 8.. 4.. 39.. 37.. 20 Sheffield United iQ 8 9. 2.. 28.. 20 18 Oldham Athletic. 18.. 7.. 7.. 4.. 21.. 24.. 18 Notts County. 19.. 5.. 6.. 8.. 19.. 24.. 18 Blackburn Hovers 19.. 6.. 8.. 5.. 35.. 34.. 17 Tottenham Hotspur.. 19.. 6.. 10.. 3 • 25 34-. 15 Preston North End. 20.. 4.. 9.. 7- 20.. 31 IS Bury 19.. 4.. 8.. 7 28.. 40.. 15 Sheffield Wednesday. 18.. 5 9.. 4.. 24 ■ 30.. 14 Liverpool 19.. 6.. T, I 2.. 26.. 34.. 14 Woolwich Arsenal 19. 5.. 10.. 4.. 16.. 12.. 14 Manchester City 19.. 5.. 11.. 3.23.. 31-. 13 Bristol City 18.. 5.. 10.. 3.. 21. 31.. 13 LEAGUE—DIVISION II. Goals P. W. L. D. F. A. Pts. West Broniwich A 19.. 10.. 3.. 6.. 33.. iq.. 26 Bolton Wanderers 20 10.. 4.. 6 34.. 26.. 26 ClaptonOrient. 18.. 10.. 3.. 5..21..10..25 Chelsea 17. 9.. 3.. 5..37.. 13.. 23 Wolverhampton W. ic). :0. 6.. 3..34.. 22.. 23 Blackpool 17.. 9.. 3.. 5.. 28.. 16.. 23 Burnley 19 8. 4.. 26 21.. 23 Hull City 18 9.. >t 4 34 •. 22.. 22 Derby Con 11 ty IQ.. 8.. 6 39 27.. 21 Leicester Fosse 18.. 10.. 8. o.. 29.. 24.. 20 Fulham 18.. 9.. 8.. 1.' 26 24. 19 Glosscp IC). 7.. g 3 23 37 -17 Bradford !9-. 6.. 9. 4 30 29.. 16 Barnslev i7._ g 25.. 28.. 12 Leeds C lty 18.. 5.. 11.. 2.. 27.. 35.. 12 Stockport County 17 4.. 9 4 21 '^7 12 Birmingham l8.. 4.. 10.. 4. ]? '34.. „ Huddersfield 4.. io.. 2. 2g.. 10 Lincoln City. 17-. 3 10. 4 11.. 40.. 10 17.- 3 10., 4 -I[- 40.- 10 Gainsborough 17.. 2.. 11 4. 13.. 34.. 8 THE COMBINATION. Goals P. W. L. D. F. A. Pts. Whitchurch 11.. 7.. 2.. 2. 36.. 16.. 16 Chester 13.. 6.. 5 2.. 47.. 3' 14 Brymbo Victoria 11.. 7.. 4.. o.. 22 25.. 14 Oswestry 11.. 6 3.. 2.. 25.. 17.. 14 Connah's Quay 10.. 5.. 4.. i.. 20.. 15.. 11 Bangor 10.. 5.. 4.. j,. 39.. 22.. 11 Flint 11.. 4.. 5.. 2 19.. 30 10 Wrexham 10.. 5. 0.. 27.. 18 10 Sa'tney 10.. 4.. 5.. 1.. 3c.. Iq.. q Rhyl. 7- 2.. 5.. o.. 8.. 27.. 4 Denbigh 10.. o.. 9.. 1.. 9.. ^4.. 1 COAST SENIOR LEAGUE. Goals P. W. L. D. F A. Pts. Bangor Reserves 8. 2.. 2.. 25 9. 11 Llandudno Junction. 6.. 5.. 1.. o.. 18.. II.. 10 Blaenau Festiniog 9.. 3.. a.. 4.. 18.. 13.. 10 Llanrwst 7.. 4.. 3.. o.. ia.. 6.. 8 Colwyn Bay 6.. 3.. a.. 1.. 9.. 12.. 7 Llandudno Amateurs. 4.. 2 0.. 2.. 10.. 7.. 6 Carnarvon United 5 1.. a.. 2.. 13., 11.. 4 Holyhead b.. a.. 3.. o.. 12.. 10.. 4 Llanberis 8.. 1.. <; 3.. 2-1.. 34.. 4 Pwllheli 5 o.. 5.. o.. 4.. 19.. o COAST JUNIOR LEAGUE. Goals P. W. L. D. F. A. Pts. Llechid Swifts 7.. 6.. 0.. 1.. 17.. 9.. 13 Penmaenmawr 6.. 5.. 0.. 1..22.. 7.. 11 Glasinfryn Swifts. 6.. 4.. 1.. 1.. 34.. 12.. 9 Holyhead Reserves. 6.. 3.. 3.. o.. 16.. 14.. 6 Llanfairfechan 7.. 2.. 4.. 1. ia 26.. 5 landudno Junction. 7.. 4.. :0.. 9.. 16.. 4 Menai Bridge 8.. 2.. 6.. 0.. 17.. 27.. 4 Colwyn Bay Celts s- Llandudno Reserves. 5.. i.. 3- 3- S- 2
Next Saturday's Fixtures. LEAGUE-DIVISION I— Notts Forest v. Notts County Sheffield Wednesday v. Tottenham Hotspur Blackburn Rovers v. Manchester United Bradford City v. Liverpool Everton v. Middlesbcrough Manchester City v. Preston North End Oldham Athletic v. Aston Villa Sunderland v. Sheffield United Bristol City v. Newcastle United Woolwich Arsenal v. Bury LEAGUE-DIVISION II— Blackpool v. Leeds City Bolton Wanderers v. Leicester Fosse Glossop v. Gainsborough Trinity Huddersfield Town v. Bradford Birmingham v. Fulham Chelsea v. Derby County Clapton Orient v. Stockport County- West Bromwich Albion v. Hull City Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Barnsley Lincoln City v. Burnley THE COMBINATION- Saltney v. Brymbo Victoria Oswestry United v. Fliht COAST SENIOR LEAGUE- Carnarvon United v. Hol)head-R. D, Richards Llanrwst v. Llanberis-Shaw Llandudno Amateurs Y. Bangor Reserves-T. Jones COAST JUNIOR LEAGUE- Colwyn Bay Celts v. Llandudno Junction Res.—Hersee Played on the ground of first-named club.
THE COMBINATION. BANGOR v. RHYL, CRUSHING DEFAT OF THE SAND- MARTINS. (BY "VIGILANT.") The visit of the Rhyl team to Bangor was not considered a very attractive fixture, and it was not surprising to see such a small gate. There is no doubt but that the quality of play in the Combination during the past two seasons has materially deter- iorated. Taking the game all through, it was a heartless kind of affair, with scarcely a ripple of enthusiasm. I am certain that Coast League teams could have entertained us more, and I am not so sure that the Bangor Reserves would be able to account for the so-called Combination eleven in an emphatic manner. One missed the names of Lappin and Frost in the Rhyl ranks- two players who have a classy style of play which is admirable. Although Rhyl were vanquished by seven, goals to nil, I think I express the opinion of most persons present that the score did not represent the play by any means. The Rhyl methods were very so far as they went, but there was on both sides a lack of vim and "devil" if one may sav so, which would have put life into the movements. Some of the movements were like as though the players did not care what happened. I have not seen a match with so little enthusiasm in it for a long while. It is hard work for my esteemed friend "Recorder" to chronicle such a game, and I would like to know what "En Avant" thought of such an exhibition as this. I am certain, that the Carnarvon—Bangor match, on Monday, would have been a far more enjoyable affair.. BANGOR'S FINE GOALS. Arnold Dargie was in one of his best moods, and the peculiar and business-like methods of this stylish player was a thorn in the Rhyl side. To him fell the honour of opening the score from a penalty. Wright, that clever young pivot of the 'Varsity eleven, added the second, aided gallantly by Hughie Davies. Dargie registered No. 3. with a shot like a flash, from the skies, and i half-time arrived with Bangor leading by 3 goals to nil. RHYL'S IMPROVEMENT. Rhyl, as I have said, played a pretty if lazy football, and did good work in mid- field, but erred when near the goal-line. Little William Pritchaxd was pLaying a sparkling game on the outside left, and this young player is always entertaining. He was, however, badly supported by his col- leagues. Oliver was playing a good game for his side and registered the fourth goal in a remarkable manner. It was gently and beautifully placed in the net from amidst a ruck of players. Soon after Dargie put on No. 5 in a bewitching manner, and ere long this same player had footed another clever goal. Two more goals were registered 11 Z, n against Rhyl, who were completely mastered in front of goal work. Bangor won hand- somely, but Rhyl, on their general display, were, not, as I have said, seven goals less in abilitv than their rivals. Final: y Rhy! o.
.ere COAST SENIOR LEAGUE. LLANBERIS v. LLANDUDNO. AMATEURS. A PECULIAR GAME ENDS IN A DRAW. Llandudno had a very strange representa- tion at Llanberis, on Saturday. It was im- possible to send the full team there, and unfortunately the Comorants had really only eight players starting from I,landudno. This kind of thing 's very discouraging to those who act on such occasions for their side, but it is evidently impossible to alter such things, while Amateur teams exist. However, an interesting game ended in a c:lr:>'W oi four geals each, a performance on Llandudno's part, which deserves all praise.
COAST SENIOR LEAGUE. BANGOR v. CARNARVON. THE HOMERS MAKE A LUCKY DRAW. The visit, of Carnarvon to Bangor on Box- ing Day was an excellent attraction, and notwithstanding the wretched wet weather which prevailed there was a gate estimated at over £24. The Bangorians turned out a rather indifferent side, and on the day's play were very lucky to escape defeat. Mr. Walter Parry, of Colwyn Bay, was the re- feree, and gave general satisfaction. It will be remembered that the Homers de- feated the Canaries in the first encounter on the Oval, and sprung a surprise upon the Yellow Ones. In view of recent cup-ties the Camarvon team were hard pressed to keep their players up to proper trim, but the; display they gave at Bangor on Monday was one worthy of all praise. The Canaries were far and away the better team, and Twm Bach yr Offis' first goal was begotten in the true style of the veteran player. This was the only scoie which occurred, with the exception, of an offside goal, until well on into the second half, when H. J. Davies, with a fine long drive, beat G. H. Jones all the way with a goal that took him complete- ly by surprise. CARNARVON INCREASE THE LEAD. Keeping up the better class play which had been seen practically throughout the game, Carnarvon managed to put on another goal, and it looked for all the world as if the Canaries were going to annex two points when the unexpected happened. Wright was sailing beautifully for goal, and seemed bound to make matters equal, when he was ruthlessly brought down and a penalty kick was given from which Wright scored and made matters level.
BLAENAU FESTINIOG v. COLWYN BAY. THE FLAMINGOS AND GULLS MAKE A DRAW. The visit of Colwyn Bay to Blaenau Fes- tiniog was satisfactory in many senses, inas- much as the Gulls are keeping up "their reputetion for good play since their remark- able defeat of Llandudno, -on the Llandudno ground. A very interesting game ended in a draw of 2 goals each.
8181 COAST JUNIOR LEAGUE. PENMAENMAWR v. LLANFAIRFECHAN. The above teams met at Penmaenm.awr, in a Second Division league match, beiore a good crowd of spectators, on Saturday. The ground was in a very muddy state, and this, to some extent, accounted for the slow- ness of the game. Referee C. J. Thomas, of Bangor, lined up the teams as follows:- PENMAENMAWR Bob Lloyd; W. E. Hughes and H. Jones; Brown, J. Jones and Tom Jones; J. W. Lunt, A. G. Jones, R. Morris, C. Sloane, and Caleb Williams. LLANFAIRFECHAN: Manley; Will Jones and Dan Jones M. Griffiths, W. J. Jones, and R. J. Hughes; G. O. Jones, H. W. Hughes, T. Atherton, Llew Morris, and D. R. Evans. The visitors winning the toss, played up p the field with the wind. Morris put the ball in motion, and before the visitors had their feet under them, Caleb scored No. i for the "Old Birds," which Manley had no chance of saving. After centring, the visit- ors pressed hard, and were awarded a corner which availed them nothing. Several attempts were made to equalise, but the home goalie was only tested twice, when he cleared nicely. The other attempts were wide. During this half of the game, the ball was up and down the field. Half-time Penmaenmawr 1, Llanfairfechan o. During the second half, there was a good deal of midfield play. Llanfair boys made good rushes for the home citadel, but the defence was too strong for them. About 20 minutes 'before time, there was a melee in front of the visitors' goal, and after a hard struggle, Morris scored No. 2 for the home- sters. Several good chances were absolutely thrown away by both teams. Lunt missed a couple by being off-side. Final-. Penmaenmawr 2, Llanfairfechan o. NOTES The "Old Birds" are still doing well-have kept the record so far. May success be theirs next Saturday at Holy- head. Llanfairfechan have to thank W. J. Jones and Will Jones that they did not get a heavier beating. It ought to be mentioned that C. J. Thomas is to be complimented on his refereeing. He was fine both last Saturday and a fortnight ago at the Junction.
LLECHID v. HOLYHEAD RESERVES. THE SLATEMEN VICTORIOUS. Llechid Swifts entertained Holyhead, on Saturday, at Coetmor Park, and a good game ended in a win for the Quarrymen, by one goil to nil. The Slatemen, along with their nimble Glasinfryn neighbours, are to be congratulated upon the excellent display of football which is given by the Ogwen Valley footballers.
LLANDUDNO RESERVES v. LLANDUDNO JUNCTION RESERVES. A rather tame game between these young rivals, at Llandudno, on Saturday, ended in a victory for the young Cormorants by 2 goals, to nil. Llandudno were trying some new young blood, and there is promise amongst them that they will develop into valuable acquisitions.
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The North Wales Weekly News. erfificafc of itfenf. I hereby declare that the best per- formance of last week was that of Pen- maenmawr, who defeated their next door neighbours Llanfairfechan by 2 goals to o, thereby maintaining their hitherto unbeaten record. (Signed) VIGILANT. Dec., 1910.
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That I was unable to offer my congratula- tions last week to the Menai Bridge Petrels upon their unexpected luck at Holyhead, when they beat the Sealarks bv 6—3. That had I known in time I would have granted them a Certificate of Merit. That I shall watch the doings of the Pet- rels, and give them the honour which may be due to them. That much regret is felt in Llandudno at the absence of Harold Pearson from Llan- dudno team, owing to business reasons, and not being in the town. That "Tim Coleman" has been on the sick-list.
Open Letter. To MR. HKNRY LLOYD (" Uncle "), of Conway. Dear "Uncle," Who is there in Coast football that does not know you by your popular Maine? It is marvellous to think what a number of football nephews you have. And these nephews, believe me, think a great deal of their Uncle. I wonder, therefore, wherein lies your populartiy with the "bhoys." is it that you always advice them, when necessary, with "uncleified commonsense? I think so. Yo-Uf Bangor, Llanrwst, and Conway nephews can vouch for this. Moreover, your large experience I in the game counts for a deal, and I think I am right in saying that you feel young again when you see the boys capering on the field. Your semi-hypnotic influence at Llanrwst caused you to be able to have a good team .around you, and would not those Roosters have laid down their lives for you? When you went to Conway, you did the old trick again, and "uncled" a team of Jack- daws, and it is no fault of yours that the Jackdaws are not still cawing. Your charm- ing influence and good sense with the young are attributes of which you may well feel proud, and many a less deserving person than yourself has had a testimonial given him. But how rarely, dear Uncle, do those who deserve most get least by way of public recompense. I know you never thought of it. but I did. Says the old toast: "It is not those who know the most, That have the most to say, And it is not those who've got the most, I Who give the most away." I know you are naturally proud of your Association long service medal, and it is a medal worth having. You have done yeo- man service to the game in North Wales, and you always struggled for fair play all round. Like myself, you had your "pets" of course. Who Is there that hasn't? Your presence on the arenas is always welcome, and long may you be able to drink in the exhilarating joys of refreshin football. "Blwyddvn newydd dda i chwi a modryb." —Your old friend, "VIGILANT."
Vigilant's "Post-Bag." TO MY CORRESPONDENTS.—Like the good-hearted "postmen we have all over our country, my work at this festive season is a heavy one in replying to my various cor- respondents, all of whom seem to be full of festive humour and gaiety. Let me seize this opportunity of wishing, at the end of one half of the football season, all my friends a Happy New Year. The wish is a hack- neyed one, but never grows old like our- selves. We renew these wishes every year, and did we! but realise hali the good wishes of our friends we should indeed be happv. 'Tis better to have wished well, than never to have wished at all. Unwaith eto. "Blwyddvn newydd dda i chwi oil." "A LLANDUDNO LONDONER."— Many thanks for your kind congratulations upon our football news, &c. I am glad to hear you say that there are many Welshmen in the Metropolis who read the "W. N." You need not worry that some persons should like to call Llandudno Amateurs my "pets." My real pets are two pretty little canaries at home, who make a great fuss of me whenever I "gang home." No such wel- come greets me when I meet those people who aie annoyed when I stick up for the team of the town of my birth. What's bred in the bone can't be helped, and all those who are upset at my prediction for Llan- dudno must get ovr the trouble as soon and as best they can. MEMBER OF COAST COUNCIL.—I quite agree with you that the resignation of Captain Llewelyn Williams, as secretary of the North Whales Football Association, came sudden upon the football world. He has held the post for more years than I can just now well remember. He has proved a great secretary, more especially, since the Coast Association is administered so busi- ness-like as at present. It must be a pleasure for any secertary to work with brother officials such as the chairman, Mr R. John Hughes, Penmaenmawr, and Mr J. W. Post, treasurer, of Conway. Both these gentle- men are splendid assets to the excellency of North Wales Coast Football, and maintain the high tone of the game, for which we have long been seeking. I am obliged to confess that the latter part of your letter, though well meant, is too flattering to my humble efforts in the game's uplifting to publish in these columns. At the same time, accept my thanks for your good feel- ings and expressions of appreciation. LEAGUE FOOTBALL ADMIRER.— Thanks for your observations and sugges- tions re Coast League Football. I have long maintined that the quality of "Com- bination" play we now see is but a shadow of its former self. Clubs that had sterling merit in bygone days have naturally aspired to more classy circles, and this decimating of the Combination has brought the stand- ard of play to mere mediocrity. Take Ban- gor, Rhyl, and Denbigh for instance. I would not like to say that the Bangor Reserves even could not soundly thrash the fVooden-spoonists-Denbigh-l.et' alone what I would bet upon Llandud-io or Colwyn Bay doing the same thing. What we really want is, as a correspondent wrote to me last week, a strong Welsh league, embracing all the clubs from Flint to Holyhead, and make two divisions of them, with a final match between the champions of the two sides.
Llandudno Sewage Work. A PUBLIC INQUIRY. The embarking of the Llanduno Urban District Council upon a large scheme for the completion of the surface water drainage of the district and the extension of the main sewer to the Craig-y-don district, necessi- tating an expenditure of £ 21,000, was the subject of an inquiry held by Mr. A. G. Drury, OR behalf of the Local Government Board, on Thursday. Mr. A. Conolly, the clerk of the Council, said that first of all it was proposed to carry out the surface water outfall works, which would cost /"7.600. The new drain would draw off the water from the low-lying land in the town, which at present became water- logged. The surveyor (Mr. E. P. Stephen- son) recently prepared an elaborate report dealing with the whole subject. The sur- face water drainage works were considered to be the most pressing part of the scheme, and the rest would follow, the whole scheme being expected to be completed in three years. Some years ago an arrangement was made with the Ecclesiastical Commissioners » to reconstruct the present surface outfall on the west shore, so that there would be only one outfall pipe instead of two, and the pipe would be placed below the level of the sands. The Commissioners proposed to de- velop the west shore estate, and desired that this outfall should be out of sight. Mr. Stephenson, the engineer to the Coun- cil, gave evidence 'as to the engineering aspect of the works, and was asked by the Inspector what ground he had for supposing that the outfall would not silt up. Mr. Stephenson replied that there had always been a kind of sump or pit in the sands where the outfall would be. Although the channel of the Conway had altered there had been no alt-eration in the position of the sump referred to. His experience was that engineers' outfalls never did silt up. Mr. E. E. Bone, Chairman of the Coun- cil, who stated that the Council were unanimous as to the necessity for the pro- posed expenditure, moved a vote of thanks to the Inspector. This was seconded by Mr. S. Chantrey and carried.
Trefriw Schools. DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES. The annual prize distribution and enter- tainment in connection with the Council School, Trefriw, was held at the Public Hall on Thursday evening, presided over by the Rev Evan Davies. The Rev. Henry Jones acted as conductor. The first part of the programme consisted of songs, recitations and drills by the 'infants, and action songs, physical exercises, and sketches by the older boys and girls. As in previous years, the children ex- hibited much intelligence in their acting, and the singing throughout was excellent, reflecting the greatest credit upon Mr. Ro- berts (the head-master), Mr. Jones (second master), Miss Humphreys (head-mistress), Miss Hughes (second mistress), and the rest of the staff. To have reached such a stand- ard of efficiency must have entailed consid- erable labour and sacrifice on their part. The result of the entertainment, however, must in a measure, repay them for their de- votioit. The Chairman said th It this school im- parted excellent education to its pupils, as was plainly seen in the result of the recent examination, the marks received should re- sult in the preparation of brilliant scholars in coming years. The children to-day had far better opportunities than those oi former years. In these d.ays, education was made interesting to the children, and everything was adapted to the child's taste, He hoped the parents would value these advantages, and that they would send the childern to school regularly. It was of the greatest im- portance to the children that this should be done, and he hoped that the efforts of the teachers would be backed up by regufar and punciual attendance. (Applause). The prizes for attendance were distributed by Mr. R. H. Williams, who in wishing the child- ren the season's greetings, said he- hoped 1 ather Christmas would not forget any of them, and that they would all receive a present. The gifts that they were about to receive that night, however, were those they had worked for and fulln, deserved. They al! wondered what would become of those children. He ventured to prophesy that thev would all become good Welshmen and thev would all become good Welshmen and Womn. Their appearance was clean and bright, showing that they were well nour- ished and cared for. They had also sufficient proof of their intelligence in the programme they had just listened to. which clearly indicated that they would be able to fight the battle of life and stand side by aide with any nation 011 the face of the earth. (Cheers). lhe following were those who won prizes I or attendance — Myfanwy Roberts, medal for three years unbroken attendance. First class attenÜance: -Edith Evans, K. D. Hughes, Haroid Hughes, Florence Shaw, K. A. jones. higra Williams, Ivor Wil- liams, Dorothy Jones, J. G. Jones, Kate Davies, Lizzie Diana Hughes, Elizabeth Williams, Lizzie Evans, Leslie Gregory, Francis Slack, Llewellyn Davies. Second class attendance: -Owen Pierce, John Davies, Mary Jones, M. E. Roberts, Thomas O. Davies, Edward G. Thomas, Alex. McCrae, Gwladys Hughes, Charlie Read, Nellie Williams, Percy McCrae, Enoch J. Williams, Daisy Roberts, Lewis A. Jones, ÍJew. Reginald Jones, Annie McCrae, Zachariah Jones, William Jones, John L. Lorisby. Prizes for needlework given by Mrs. Marsh, and distributed by the giver:- Standard 1. 1st, Nellie Moss; equal second, Julia Macquarie and Nellie Hilliar. Standard II. ist, Emily Williams; 2nd, May Williams. Standard III. Equal ist, Morfydd Jones and Myfanwy Roberts equal 2nd, Ida Jones and Gwendoline Morris. Standard IV.: 1st, Annie E. Williams; equal 2nd, Maggie Evans and Blodwen Hughes. Standard V. ist, Jane Elizabeth Jones; 2nd, Katie A. Jones. Standard VI. Equal first, Annie C. Ro- berts and Florence Shaw equal 2nd, Sarah Roberts and Edith Evans. Standard vil. ist, Jenny Evans; 2nd, Edith Ellis. Certificates to those who passed the merit class in the county school scholarship exam- ination: -Cecil Hughes, Robert Williams, Florence Shaw, Lilian Hughes. Money prizes given by Capt. Kitchen, Hovlake, in memory of his brother for proficiency in English (these were distributed by the Rev. Henry Jones), the examiner being Mr. Evan Jones, County School, Llan- rwst. — Standard 1.: 1, Dorothy D. Hughes; 2, Nellie Moore 3, Julia Macquarie; 4, John Henry Turner; 5. Annie Jones Roberts, Dorothy Jones, and Eleanor F. Ilelliar. Standard II.: 1, Ivor Williams; 2, Eigra Williams 3, Evelyn Williams 4, Lizzie Richards; S, J. 11. Roberts; 6, J. Lloyd Jones, Mary Williams, W. J. Williams, Emyr Williams and Enoch J. Williams. Standard III. Lizzie Evans, Arthur Wil- liams, Llew. Davies, Myfanwy'Roberts, Ed- G. Thomas, Phyllis Evans, Edward E. Morris. Standard IV. Charlie Read, Blodwen Hughes, Francis Slack, Mary E. Roberts, Maggie Evans, Leslie Gregory, Percy McCrae. Standard V. Gwladys Hughes, Jennie Elizabeth Jones, Kate A. Jones, Annie Wil- liams, Gwladys Roberts, Robert Williams, Jennie M. Jones. Standard VI. Florence G. Shaw, Annie C. Roberts, Pheoebe C. Jones, Annie Evans. Standard VII. Jennie Evans, Edith F. Ellis, W. W. Hughes. 7L The Rev. Henry Jones said that Capt. Kitchen was desirous that the children should know that these prizes were given in memory of his late brother, who took such keen interest in the school, the examination this year had been kindly undertaken by Mr Evan Jones, county school, Llanrwst, and according to his report, he was highly pleased with the work. It had given him much pleasure in listening to the students, and he (the speaker) was glad to find that the Welsh children more than held their own amongst the English children attending the school, the expression and language was good, and the teachers were to be com- mended upon their labours. Looking at those children who came up for regular at- tendance, those were also the children that came up for proficiency in English. This was a clear proof that the child which at- tended most regularly, was also the child who stood highest in the various examina- tions. On the motion of Mr T. R. Williams, seconded by Mr Robert Evans, votes of thanks were accorded Mrs. Marsh and Capt. Kitchen for prizes, and to the school staff.
Hotel Metropole, Colwyn Bay. There has been a full house at the Hotel Metropole, and Christmastide has proved a pleasant and happy holiday for the numer- ous guests. On Saturday evening, a whist drive took b place, resulting in the prizes being gained by the following ladies and gentlemerl:- Misses Wickers and M. Wood, and Messrs Johnson and Botham. A sacred concert was given on Christmas Day, when a most interesting and delightful programme was rendered by Miss Nancy Howe, Miss Middlehurst, L.R.A.M., Miss G. Yeates, Mrs. Lait, Mr. John Collins, L.R.A.M., Mr. James Workman, and Mr. Charle-s Thompson, A.R.A.M. Mr Tohn Henry, of Northenden, made a most efficient and genial chairman. A dance was held on Boxing Day, the enjoyment being kept up until a late hour. In accordance with her usual custom, Miss Grisdale made a collec- tion in aid of the Cottage Hospital, on Box- ing Day, the sum of £4 being realized. Tuesday evening held a full programme, as in addition to a dance and whist drive, there was a dramatic performance, consis- ting of a comedy, by fr. J. WTorkman, of Liverpool, entitled "The Professor's Novel." The characters were portrayed by Misses W. and N. Howe, Miss Watts, Mr. Charles Thompson, and Mr. J. Workman, who were quite at home in their parts, and gave vi evident pleasure to their audience. The entertainment arrangements last over the week-end, and there is every prospect of full advantage being taken of them. 11
Ruthin Fur and Feather Show. PRINCIPAL AWARDS. The 28th annual show of the Ruthin Fur and Feather Society was held on Thursday under the presidency of Lady Harlech and the vice-presidency of the Mayor of Ruthin (Mr. T. O. Jones) and Mr. Springman, of Bryn Mair. The entries numbered 545, be- ing 150 more than last year. The judges were: Poultry, pigeons, cats, &c., Mr. P. Proud, Birkdale; cage birds, H. Jams, Longton roots, Ir. R. White, Ruthin vegetables, Mr. Bull, Gellifor; bread, Mr. O. R. Owen, Llanfair; drawing, Mr. E. J. Roberts, Denbigh; butter, Mrs. Roberts, Lleweni Hall. Mr. W. S. Wlilliams acted as secretary. The following are the princi- pal awards in the open classes:— POULTRY:—Turkey: 1, Mrs. Dyson, Llanfair 2, J. M. Williams, Ruthin. Goose or gander: 1, T. W. Kellet, Llanfair; 2, T. Williamson, Derwen Hall. Duck or drake 1 and special, R. Mercer, Liverpool; 2, W. Lloyd, Pwllheli. Indian game: i and speci- al, G. Faulkner, Rowton 2, T. Edwards, Llandilo. (lame (a.o.v.): 1, T. iI. Edwards, 2, R. Hitchen, Nantwich. Lang- shaws and special, Mrs. L. Thomas, Golden Grove. Carmarthen 2, A. Hvslop, Uangollen. Orpington: 1, Llovd, Pwll- heli 2, A. Hyslop, Llangollen. Plymouth Rock: i and special. A. Hyslop; 2, J. Evans, Llangernyw. Black or white Wyan- dotte s: i and special, George Cray, Stand- ish; 2, L. Booth, Chester. Wyandottes la.o.v.) 1. A. L. Staiham, Deganwy 2, Mrs. L. Thomas, Carmarthen. Minorcas: and special, B. Lockett, Llanymynech; 2, \Y. Uoyd, Pwllheli. Leghorn: 1, R. Mercer, Liverpool 2. E. Goodhead, Burton- on-Trent. Game bantam i and special, F. A. Stansfieid, Rawtenstall 2, W. Thomas, Brigend. Bantam (a.o.v.) 1, C. Fairless, Warehead, Durham 2, R. H. Ashton, Urm- ston. Anv other variety: 1, J. Edwards, Llandilo 2, S. I-lecher, Derby. Selling class: 1, R. Mercer, Liverpool; 2, G. Faulk- ner, Chester. PIGEONS.—Show homer: 1 and special, Rudd Bros., Norwich; 2, Roberts Bros., Llangollen. Flying homer: i and special W. 1.1. Williams, Penmaenmawr; 2, A. Hyslop. Fantail or jacobin: 1, W. Ll. William, 2, R. R. Jones, Blaenau Festin- iog. Longfaced tumbler: 1, G. Harper, Manchester; 2, W. Shroll, Abertilery. Magpie: 1, Rudd Bros.; 2, Jones and Pel- ling, Llanfairfechan. Any other variety 1 and 3, R. Jones, Blaenau Festiniog 2, G. Harper, Manchester. CAGE BIRDS.—Canary (variegated; i and special, R. W. Thomson, Llandudno. Clear Yorkshire canary: 1, O. Owen, Menai Bridge; 2, J. Pike, Penmaenmawr. Un- flightcd canary: 1,.1. Pike; 2, J. Salisbury, Cerig. Norwich (any variety): 1, S. For- sett, Portmadoc 2, E. Jones, Bala. Light mule: 1, T. Williams Ruthin; 2, J. L. Owell, Conway. Dark canary: 1 and special: T. Williams, Ruthin; 2, R. Ro- berts Denbigh. Goldfinch: 1, R. 1. Ed- wards, Ruthin. Goldfinch, British: i and special, J. Salisbury, Ceng. Any other variety, British bird: 1, Walker and Alcock, Conway; 2, James Williams, Denbigh. BUTTER.—Best 3lbs: 1, Miss William- son, Derwen Hall; 2, Mis. Christopherson, Gyffyllaog.
Abergele Gas Question. With reference to the discussion on the lighting question at the Abergele Council meeting on Monday week, we are asked to publish the following correspondence — Gas Office, Abergele, December 24th, 1910. To the Editor of the Weekly News. Sir,—A> you published in the WTeekly News this week a report of the Urban Council meeting held on Monday, will you kindly insert the following correspondence in fairness to the directors of the Gas Com- pany, and with a view of showing the rate- payers why certain members of the Coun- cil voted in favour of adhering to the agree- ment entered into with the Gas Company.— Yours faithfully, E. H. MILLWARD, Secretary. Copy of queries submitted by Mr. E. A. Crabbe to the directors of the Abergele Gas Company, July 6th, iqio. The Directors of the Abergele Gas Co., Ltd., are requested to inform the Urban District Council— 11 What are the lowest terms upon which the Abergele Gas Co., Ltd., are pre- pared to supply gas for public lighting on the average meter system ? (2) Upon what terms per lamp, without re- strictions as to hours, are the Company prepared to supply gas, the under- standing being that the number of hours of lighting shall be similar to those upon which the lamps were lit during the last twelve months? 0 Dated this 6th day of July, lQIO, E. A. CRABBE, Clerk to the Council. Gas Office, Abergele, July 13th, 1910. E. A. Crabbe, Esq., Clerk U.D. Council, Abergele and Pensara. Dear Sir,—Re public lighting. The ap- plication of your Council for a reduction in the price of gas for public lighting, as con- tained in your note of 6th July, 1010, was finally considered by the Directors at their adjourned meeting held last Monday, July nth, and I was instructed to write you stat- ing that recognising the importance to the town of an effective system of public light- ing, and having your written assurance that the Council intend to continue the efficient lighting of the past year within their dis- trict, the Directors have decided to entertain vour application and to make the following substantial concessions, viz. To charge 4s. 6d. per thousand cubic feet for the flat flame and the No. 4 Kern burn- ers, and 4S. per thousand cubic feet for the self-intensifying burners; the quantity con- sumed to be based upon the average meter system These prices to take effect from the time the Council commence to re-light for the ensuing season but the reduced prices will not apply to promenade Lamps.- Yours trulv, E. H. MILLWARD, Secretary. P.S.-I am also requested to state that the Directors are considering the question of reducing the price of gas for private lighting, and will make an announcement sho r tl y.—E. II. M. Town Hall, Abergele, 20th July, 1910. Dear, Sir.—Public Lighting.—Your letter of the 13th inst. was submitted to my Coun- cil on Monday last, and I was directed to say that the Council agree to the terms contained therein, viz., to pay 4s. 6d. per 1,000 cubic feet for gas supplied to flat flame burner lamps and No. 4 Kern burners, and 4s. per 1,000 cubic feet for gas supplied to sell-intensifving burners. The quantity con- sumed to be based upon the average meter system, and the charges to take effect from the re-lighting of the lamps, which will be on the 28th inst. It was stated at the. meeting that your Company propose to have in all six meters, viz., two to each class of burner. I was also directed to thank your Com- pany for the courteous way in which they received the committee deputed to interview them, and for the concessions made them. Mv Council note with satisfaction that your Company propose reducing the price of gas to private consumers.—Yours truly, E. A. CRABBE, Clerk to the Council. fr. E. H. Millward, Secretary Abergele Gas Co., Ltd., Abergele.
North Wales Assizes. Mr. Justice Coleridge and Mr. Justice Lush have arranged to take the Winter As- sizes on the North and South Wales Cir- cuits. The following are the commission days on the North Wales and Chester Cir- cuit Welshpool, January 11; Dolgelley, 14; Carnarvon, 17; Beaumaris, 21; Rnthin, 24; Mold, 27; Chester, February 28.
Llanrwst Council School. II PRIZE DISTRIBUTION. On Thursday afternoon an event of con- siderable interest took place at the Council School (boys' department), when Mr. Wm. Hughes, J.P., Chairman of the local Educa- tion Authority, accompanied by the Rev. Wm. Thomas, also a member of the Edu- cation body, attended for the purpose of distributing prizes for good attendance. Mr. D. J. Williams and the staff arranged an interesting programme of songs and re- citations, all of which were much enjoved. The Chairman and the Rev. William Thomas delivered short speeches, in which they congratulated the master and the mem- bers of his staff and the children, And at the same time wished them all the season's greetings. THE PRESENTATION. Silver watches were presented to Robert Roberts and R. Evan Pritchard, on which was the following inscription:—"Present- ed by the Denbighshire Education Commit- tee fur seven years' perfect attendance at the Council School, Llanrwst, Deoember, IQIO. The watches were supplied by Mr Owen WiiLams, Cro.vn BuiJdings, Llanrwst. The school opened 399 times during the year, and the following were presented with books for anending during that period — R. U. Roberts. Christmas Hughes, John Griffith, W. R. Hughes, J. Hudson, Samuel Thomas, Samuel Tudor Hughes, W. Wil- liams, Arthur Hughes. Arthur Roberts, John Thomas, W. R. Jones, John Roberts. Emyr Jones, Maldwyn Williams, R. E. Hughes, O. J. Pritchard, T. J. Owen. Prizes for good attendance were also awarded 10 W. Percy Jones, Ernest Hodg- ins, ILarold Evans, T. Williams, W. Hughes Wm. Davies, John Williams, R. C. Roberts, Henry Parry, M. Ll. Hughes, Jonathan frivett, H. J. Williams, Reginald AIlsupp, Llewedyn Williams, Idwal Jones, J. R. Davles, Arthur Davies, Owen Roberts. On Friday afternoon Mr. Wm. Hughes and the Revs. Wm. Thomas and Wr. <"vnwvd Williams attended the girls' department. where the head mistress (Miss Jones) and the staff had prepared a very excellent pro- gramme. The conductor was Miss Evans, and Miss I Roberts accompanied. Short addresses were delivered bv the Chairman and the Revs. Wm. Thomas and W. Cynwyd Williams, who congratulated Miss Jones and the staff on the splendid ap- pearance and discipline of the children and upon the programme just listened to. The Chairman then called upon Mrs. Ro- berts, Llys lyfyr, to present the books, and MAS. Thomas, China Warehouse, to deliver the certificates. The following were rewarded for perfect attendance:—Blodwen Thomas, Mary ( atherine Williams, Fllen Edwards, Hannah jj Mary Hughes, Annie May Williams, | Myfanwy Davies, and Miriam Hughes. j Good conduct prizes were awarded to "f Esther Lloyd Roberts, Vera Owen, Ellen, | Edwards, Myfanwy Burgess, Meta Owen f lhomas, Lizzie Ann Jones. The most marks j I during the year were obtained by Esther | 1.10 Yd Roberts, Emily Williams, Myfanwy i Burgess, Winnie Richards, Mary E. Ro- 1 berts, Elizabeth A. Jones. r. The next best attendance to those already I named were Dora Ellis, Katie Davies, C&ssie | Jones, Maggie B. Jones. | Certificates for good attendance were awarded to Blodwen Thomas, Mary Cath- erine Williams, EJIn Edwards, Hannah M. Hughes, A. M. Williams, Myfanwy Davies, i Muriel Hughes, Annie O. Jones, Lizzie J. Roberts, Mair Roberts, Sarah Trivett, Sarah E. Edwards, Dora Ellis, Lizzie Ann Jones, Catherine Davies, Mary Williams, Nellie Davies, Maggie A. Jones, Winnie Jones, Annie Lewis, Mary E. Roberts, Sarah Ro- I berts, Rennie Hughes, Elizabeth May Ro- berts, Cassie Jones, Esther Lloyd Roberts, Maggie Blodwen Jones, Jennie Jones. Succeeding this was another interesting event, for a huge Christmas tree had been arranged in the centre of the room, on which hung a large assortment of seasonable toys, &c., and following upon a loud knock at the door a real live Santa Claus entered the room, much to the delight of the youngsters. Father Christmas, with his usual kindness, then handed each of the children a present, the singing of the two National Anthems bringing to a close a very pleasant after- noon's programme.
Bettws-y-Coed School Christmas Tree. Tuesday, December 20th, was the child- ren's evening in Bettws-y-Coed. It was the annual distribution of prizes in the Girls' and Infants' School, and as befitting the time of the year, the occasion was celebrated in true Christmas style by a gaily decorated tree, with all the attendant re- joicings it brings with it. The children were very impatient for the hour to arrive, so anxious were they to obtain a glimpse of the enchanted fairyland. The school-room was profusely ornamented with holly and evergreens, Chinese lanterns and Japanese screens, ribbons and fancy papers galore. Punctually at the hour appointed, the children arrived, and all eyes were eagerly fastened on the gigantic tree placed in the centre of the room. Many exclamations of delight were uttered as the children filed in. each one wondering which particular article on the tree would be allotted to her. For the first hour, the children grouped them- selves around the tree and enjoyed a little concert of their own, Jennie Beatrice Wil- liams being chosen as president. At six o'clock, the guests of the evening arrived, a)nd this "was the hour for lighting tthe vindles and lanterns, which gave such a fairy-land effect. After this came the "pul- ling of the crackers," when loud explosions were heard accompanied by much laughter. The contents of the crackers came as a sur- prise to the children, the caps, bonnets, and whistles being much appreciated. The ai tendance prizes were then distributed by the Vicar. The following is the list of prize- winners :-First class (A.): Mabel Brown. Elizabeth Jones, Lloyd Ellis. Second class (A.) Katie Jones, Phyllis Jones, Evelyn Thomas, Willie Ellis, John H. Egerton, William Egerton, Weston Jones, George Parry, Griffith Parry, Harry Williams. First class (B) Deborah Owen, Sarah S. Hughes, Mary O. Roberts. Second class (li.) Grace Pugh. Mary Powell. The tree was next unburdened of its treasures, each article being numbeied, and last, but not the least, each child had a dip in the huge "snowball" Tor a bag of sweets and an orange Thus ended a most enjoyable evening. Vote of thanks were proposed by the Vicar to the head mistress (Miss F. A. !• vans) for her kindness in preparing such a store of good things, and to the teachers, Miss Crook and Miss Williams, for their work in assisting her, also to Miss Tones, Tan Lan, and Miss Williams, Bryn Ront, for their able assistance in dressing" the tree Return thanks were given 10 the Vicar and the ladies present for the kind way in which thev had helped the children to spend a happy evening.
Practical Socialism. WELSH GENTLEMAN'S EXPERIMENT. Mr. George Davison, of Plas Wemfawr, Harlech, the moving spirit of the Welsh national movement for the break-up of the poor-law, has just made an interesting ex- periment in practical Socialism by present- ir.g the townspeople of Hailech with a handsome and commodious public hall for use as an assembly-room, and for purposes of recreation. The building, which is a triumph of architecture externally, and has a beautifully carved interior, was designed by Ir. George Walton, of London, and its furniture includes a handsome organ, which has cost £ 2,000. The hall is constructed of granite taken from a rock in Wernfawr grounds, and the whole of the work has been done by local workmen, who have been kept busily employed by Mr. Davison since he settled down in Harlech three years ago. The formal opening of the hall was celebrated by a dinner, to which the workmen and their wives, to the number of over 150, were invited. The speakers at the opening ceremony included Mr. William George, brother of the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
That we have had a good deal of Christ- mas football. That holiday football as a rule, does not give us the best, owing to disarranged diges- tions. That the games brought about decent gates. That many clubs can do with the "grist for the mill." That the "Football Feud" re Festiniog spectators, I hope, will soon come to an end. That it would be a good resolution for unruly and ungentlemanly spectators to turn over a new leaf either by staying away, or like the House of Lords, promise to "re. form" themselves. That we must have clean tongues on th< football field in other places as weU as Fes tiniog. TJiat Mr Jenkin Jones' and "Lnigo s" let- ters upon the maeriau Festiniog spectators, would bring about the desideratum in that town. That the Festiniog Committee should have notices printed in the national tongue, warnin« undesirables as to their conduct. That I do my best to bring about the eradication of such conduct fay means 01 this column. That I appeal to all football lovers to keep up this laudable object.