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PERSONAL AND SOGIAL. Lord and Lady Penrhyn are spending Christmastide with their family at Wicken Park, Stony Stratford. Sir R. H. Williams-Bulkeley, the Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey, has returned to Baron Hill, Beaumaris. The Squire of Vaynol (Mr Assheton-Smith) on Saturday, distributed a large quantity of beef amongst the tenants on his estate. He has increased the wages of his quarrymen by io per cent. # The Rev. T. E. Parry, curate in charge at Llanfair M.E., has been offered and has accepted the benefice of Penrhoslligwy, Anglesey, vacant through the retirement of the Rev. R. Richards. Dr. Carey Evans, eldest son of Dr. R. D. Evans, Blaenau Festiniog, who entered the Indian Medical Service last year and joined the Lucknow division, has been appointed specialist in advanced operative surgery. Dr. Evans is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. For the new edition of the Encyclopaedia BrLtannica, the Rev. D. E. Jenkins, of Den- bigh, has written the article on the Calvin- istic Methodists. In the concluding portion of his article, Mr. Jenkins states that "the Calvinistic Methodists are intensely national in sentiment and aspiration, beyond all sus- picion loyalists. They take a great interest in social, political, and educational matters, and are prominent on public bodies. They support the Eisteddfod as the promoter and inspirer of arts, letters, and music, and are conspicuous among the annual prize-win- ners. They thus form a living democratic body, flexible and ptogressive in its move- ments, yet with a sufficient proportion of Conservatism, both in religion and theology, to keep it sure and safe."
SAYINGS OF THE WEEK. Prof. F. W. Taussig. An efficient man is cheap at high wages. —In the "Atlantic Weekly." Dr. Jowett. "J It is good for a girl to have a fine capa- city for hearty laughter.—At Aston. < Mr. W. Loring. One cannot be too jealous for a high standard of character and personality among the members of the teaching profession.— At Caxton Hall. » Prof. Wertheimer. The tendency of our working classes to send their boys into clerkships, instead of into craftsmanship, added to the "bookish- ness" ol our University education, is hav- ing an adverse effect upon our industries. -At Newport. i Mr Leighton Fouracre. Workmen who live in narrow monotonous streets in a city can never be as physically fit as the inhabitants of a garden city.-At Plymouth. Rev. Ensor Walters. The one great curse of religion in every age has been the danger of placing extern- alism in the place of reality.—At Sheffield. The American Ambassador. The more money spent in providing edu. cation the less will be needed for prisons and workhouses.—At Dudley. Mr. F. W. Platt. Environment is the creator of thoughts from which the true essence of advancement is distilled.—In the "Municipal Journal." J¡o Dr. Philip S. Moxom. All good work is expensive—of time and labour and money and life.—In the "North American Review." Rev. F. G. Horsefield. In the time of their most severe trials the poor rise to the occasion with a cheerful- ness that is truly astonishing.—At Bristol. Sir Alfred Hopkinson. It is no use talking about higher culture unles3 People are qualified i?MY^°rkJ by which they have to earn their livelihood.—At Huddersfield. Mr. A. C. Benson. Our whole tfceorv of the punisam-nt of crime is in a confused condition be'2u?e W? are aiming -f In the Church Family Newspaper.
WEEK BY WEEK. I A visitor preacher occupied the pulpit one Sundav. He found that he had left his spectacles at home, and said he could not see to give out a hymn. The man who con- ducted the inging in the big seat under the pulpit promptly handed his own pair of glasses to the preacher, who said, after put- ting on the glasses: "Nis gallaf wel'd a'r spectol hon, Mae'n rhy dywyll," and the conductor, thinking they were the first lines of a hymn, led the congregation in singing them. The preacher, desiring to convince them it was not a hymn, said "Peidiwch canu, bobol bach, Nid yw benill." and this and four other lines were heartily sung much to the chagrin of the preacher, who had been misunderstood all through One Welshman who became a member of Parliament quite recently did so against the wishes of his wife. She is (says the "Wes- tern Mail") an ardent Unionist-so ardent that she had no sympathy whatever with the candidature of her husband, who was stand. ing as a Radical, and she frankly hoped he would lose, but he didn't, he won the seat. A correspondent in a Yorkshire paper challenges the statement that the British Welshman is a red man, the Iberian or Spanish Welshman a black man. He says that in North Wales he is red, in the South he is dark, but that is the case in the Iberian peninsula itself, where both red and dark coloured men are met with. The Welsh National Library at Aberys- twyth, has recently added to its treasures, a parchment roll, over 19 feet long and a foot broad, containing the genealogical tree of King Edward VI. It is a beautiful piece of work, written in the latter part of the 15th century, and is elaborately illuminated. The descent of King Henry occupies six yards of the roll, and is traced back' to Adam. The descent of the Welsh Princes down to Ed. ward 1. is also shown.
JOTTINGS FROJf NA TURE. Decsember 25. Although text-books inform us that the rock hutchinsea—a small, rare but locally common plant, whose characteristic haunts are the grey limestone hills-flowers for a few weeks in the spring, it does not adequa- tely describe the period during which it is possible to find the delicate white flowers of the species on the Great Orme. The clustered rosettes of small, glabrous, pin- nate leaves have for two months or so lent additional splashes of colour to the fissures and holes in the rocks, but to-day the minute sepals of a few of the plants have retracted and the insignificant petals are disclosed. Favourable local conditions protract the flowering season of the dwarf hutchinsea from December to May. We are often assured, particularly by those of a poetical turn of mind, that Nature in winter is a sealed book, that -a death-like slumber, ag- gravated as the days shorten, gradually de- orives it of its power, and that this state of coma is steadily overcome as the days lengthen in the new year. But what abun- dant evidence we have that such an assump. tion is fallacious, for the flush of life, though it is controlled by weather influences, never falls into abeyance all we can say is that its force is extenuated during the colder months.
Our Library Table. A HEALTHY NATION. "The Dawn of the Health Ag-e." By Ben- jamin Moore. Pp. 204. Liverpool The Liverpool Booksellers' Co Ltd., 70, Lord- street. Dr. Benjamin Moore, of the Bio-Chemical Department, Liverpool University, has written a truly powerful book on a subject which is rapidly coming to the front, and we hope and believe that it will be very widely read. He pleads with much cogency of argument for a rationally constituted public medical ser- vice armed with powers to fight disease," and appeals to public opinion for support of this much-needed reform. Treating the matter in an entirely non-controversial spirit, the author shows that the social reforms now advocated by all parties will, if carried out on truly national lines, lead to the evolution of a National Medical Service, and he describes how such a service would both save money and eradicate disease. Health is the nation's wealth," says an old adage, and any move- ment which aims at conserving that precious store should certainly receive the cordial approval of every enlightened patriot. That is why we heartily commend this powerful book to the attention of our readers. The work is divided into five chapters, the titles of which indicate both the need for reform and how it may be achieved if the nation is truly in earnest. They are as follows How we tinker with disease instead of stopping it." The follies of our present public health service." The doctor and his patient in private practice and in State practice." "Our hospital systems: Their evils and abuses." The warfare with the great white plague." "The evolution of the National Medical Service." In a future issue we shall deal at greater length with the subject of this book, but for the present we will again urge all our readers to study its teaching, for it shows how at least three hundred thousand lives could be saved every year in this country, and that this could not only be done without costing the nation a single penny, but actually mil- lions of pounds a year might be saved to the nation which under present conditions are absolutely wasted.
CAKES AND PUDDINGS.—No. 59. STEAMED CUP PUDDING. Sent by Mrs. Cunningham, Belfast. i packet Cakeoma. 4 oz. Butter or Beef Dripping. 2 Eggs. About t glass Milk. 4 or 5 drops Kss. Vanilla. Raspberry Jam. METHOD.—Rub the butter into the Cake- oma, beat the eggs well and add them to- gether with the milk and essence, and mix thoroughly as for cake. Have ready some well buttered tea cups, put into them alter- nately a tablespoonful of batter and a tea- spoonful of Jam till they are about i full: cover them with well greased paper and steam i of an hour. Turn out on a dish slightly dust with castor sugar and serve with milk or any sauce liked. If dripping is used, flavour with lemon juice instead of vanilla. Cakeoma is sold in 31d. packets by grocers and stores everywhere. Recipe book will be sent post free on re- quest to Latham & Co., Ltd., Liverpool.
The County School Question. To the Editor of the Weekly News. Sir,The re-marks of your outspoken con- tributor, Searchlight," regardi\Jg the sani- tary conditions at the Abergele Church School stir me to express as best I can on paper the thoughts which for some time have been in mind regarding the education- al facilities at Colwyn Bay and Abergele. Although a resident of Abergele, I know nothing of the conditions he describes, though if what he says be correct I quite agree with him that the County Education Authority have a duty to perform. But what I want to place before your readers is a certain aspect of a large ques- tion. Why has not Abergele got a Council School -? Why should there be a Non-Pro- vided School only? Why should the Churcnpeople be allowed to have everything all their own way throughout the years? Is there not a need for a Council. School at Abergele? With many of my neighbours, I say there is a strong and pressing need for such a school. And this brings me to my next point. I entirely sympathise with the demands ol Colwyn Bay for a County School. Colwyn Bay, by reason of its size and situation and the fact that it provides the largest propor- tion of County School scholars, is entitled to its County School, and ought to have it. But I quite agree that there is no sense or reason in placing two County Schools within a stone's throw of each other, one at Abergele and the other at C'nlwyn Bay. That would be ridiculous. What then? There is one way, and one way only, of overcoming the difficulty and ensuring justice all round, and that way T shall indicate later on. There are some people in favour of scrapping the County School at Abergele and erecting a larger, more commodious, better equipped, more efficient County School at Colwyn Bay. We are all familiar with the fact that the great industrial com- panies often scrap" practically new and even costly machinery in favour of new machinery of an improved design capable of doing quicker and more efficient work, and we also know that this is a policy that nays. Arguing from that experience, there are oublic men who say, Let us scrap the County School at Abergele, although it has cost £6,000, and build a larger and more efficient one at Colwyn Bay, in which teachers and pupils alike will have a far better chance of doing efficient work and securing good results than they can possibly do in the present building with its restricted accommodation. There may be something in that conten- tion, but I doubt whether those who put it forward would be able to carry public oninion with jhemnd that, after all, is a orime necessity. Those people who do not 'ook quite so far ahead would argue that such a oolicy would involve the waste of /6.000 of the ratepayers' money, and it would be hard to convince them that the results would be worth such a. sacrifice. No I don't think that nlan would do at all and so I submit what I believe to be a better one. It is this. Convert the County School at Abergele into a Council School—which is badly needed in the place—and erect a digger and better County School at Colwyn Bav. I don't hesitate to say that this is the only way in which the educational needs of the whole district could be met and jus- tice secured for all. I have not taken part in any of the pub- lic meetings participated in any way in the County School controversy, and I mean to adhere to my non-partisan attitude. For this reason, among others, I claim the at- tention of all your readers, and urge them to state their views on the plan I have ven- tured to suggest. To nut the whole thing in a nittshell--(i) (olwvn Bav ou?ht to have its County School (.2) Abereele ouqbt to have its Coun- cil School h) 'he Abereele County School, which is inadequate for its present puroose, would serve admirably as a Council School. —I am, &c., ABKWGFLF. RATEPAYER
Llanfairfechan Competitive Meeting. The annual competitive meeting in connec- tion with the Horeb and Nant Chapels held in the Public Hall, on Saturday afternoon and evening, both meetings being excellently attended. In the afternoon, Mr. G. Griffiths presided, and in the evening, the Rev. Garrett Roberts occupied the chair. The musical adjudicator was Professor D. D. Parry, A.R.C.M., Llanrwst. The other adjudicators being, Mr. David. Griffiths, Plas; the Rev. Garrett Roberts, Rev. D. Meirion Mason, Mr. William Owen, Mrs. Ow n, Caxton House Mrs. J. Hughes, Miss Williams, Pioneer Mr. R. J. Hughes, Mrs. Ellis, Northcote, and Miss Williams, Wern. The accompanists at both meetings were Miss May Hughes, Fron Park, and Miss Nesta Ellis, Northcote. The secretar- ial duties were ably carried out by Mr. J. R. Griffith, and Mr. John Roberts. The principal awards were:—Recitation, under 10, facko, ci yr Hafod" i, Cledwyn Owen. Welsh dictation, under 14: 1, Ifor Roberts. Solo, under 16, "Tros y Gareg" i, Grace Hughes Singing solffa at first sight: i, David Davies, Gerazim. Darning of stocking i, Dilys Lewis, Llanfairfechan. Party of children for best rendering of, "Pe bawn yn Rhosyn" i, Horeb Party. Dressing a doll in Welsh costume: i, Mary Jones, Llanfairfechan. Children's choral competition, under 16 years, "Cwsg fy Noli" i, Arvonic Choir, conducted by Mr. David Davies (Eos Ffiaid). Quartette, "0 fv lesu": 1, William Jones and party. Pencil drawing: i, Emrys Evans. Gentle- man's crochet tie: i, Miss Grace Jones. Singing any Welsfh "alaw" 1, Eluned Jones. Recitation, "Saf i fyny dros dy wlad" i, Bobbie Lewis; 2, T. R. Davies. Duett, "Gadeweii i blant bychain" Maggie and friend; Pe.imaenmawr. Solo for any voice, "Boreu'r trydydd dydd," or "Myfyr- dod yr unig: i, John Hughes, Llanfair. fechan. Essay for ladies on, "Lie a gwaith merched yn yr Eglwys" :i, Miss Thomas, Bod Enlli. Party of 8 to 12 for rendering "Capel Newydd" and "Soar": i, Mr O. T. Jones party. Best wooden spoon and fork 1, Owen Owens, Frondeg. Duett, "Baner rhvddid": i, Thomas Hughes and W. G. Roberts. Male voice party, "Craig yr Oes- oedd" i, William Williams' party. Essay, "Cyfryngdod Crist" Prize divided be. tween J. R. Jones and Saunders Jones, who turned out to be father and son. Mixed partv, "Y Blodeuyn Olaf": i, Mr. O. T. Tones' party. Best loaf of white bread: i, J. Ellis Morgan, baker, Penmaenimawr- road. Scriptural examination under 21 1, Trevor Evans. Scriptural examination, any age: i, Richard Fvans 2, John Owen. A large number of children were also awarded prizes in the minor scriptural examinations. Mr. R. S. Williams, schoolmaster, was an excellent conductor at both meetings.
;=T7 Earl of Ancaster. DEATH OF FAMOUS SPORTSMAN. HISTORIC DEER FOREST. We regret to announce the death of the Earl of Ancaster, which occurred on Christmas morning at his Lincolnshire re- sidence, Grimtborpe Castle, at the age of eighty. Bronchial trouble, following a chill, was the cause of death. A large landowner both in England and Scotland, a famous sportsman in his day, there have been few more popular figures than that of Lord Ancaster. A man of the greatest activity, he found time even in his eightieth year to act as president for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and it is said of him that not more than a score of times in all his eighty years did he break- fast later than nine o'clock. Never was he happier than when shoot- ing in the deer forest at his picturesque seat, Drummond Castle, in Perthshire. Ten years ago his passion for shooting was the cause of a very unpleasant accident, some stray pellets striking him in the face. An- other of his deer forests was the ancient royal hunting ground in Glen Artney, some ten miles from the castle. It was in this park that James IV. hunted at the time when, with his first wife, Mar- garet Drummond, he visited the castle. It was here, too, that many of the most stir- ring events in the love story of Mary Queen of Scots and Darnley were enacted. Many other royalties have sought rest there, in- cluding Queen Victoria and King Alfonso and the Queen of Spain. His Majesty King George has himself shot many a deei in Glen Artney. THREE TITLES IN SUCCESSION. Titles and wealth accumulated for Lord Ancaster. Originally plain Mr. Gilbert Heathcote, he succeeded his father as sec- ond Lord Aveland in his thirty-eighth year. Twenty-one years later, on the death at his mother, he became the twenty-first Lord Willoughby de Eresby, and in 1892 he was created Earl of Ancaster. He was joint hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain of England. Lord Willoughby de Eresby, who succeeds his father as Earl of Ancaster, is now in his forty-third year, and was returned for the Horncastle division of Lincolnshire at the general election by a majority of 524. He married in 1905 Miss Eloise Breese, a daughter of Mrs. Harry Higgins by her first husband, the late Mr. W. L. Breese, of New York. The new Lady Ancaster has one sister, who is the wife of Lord Alstair Innes- Ker, a brother of the Duke of Roxburghe, and as the Duke of Roxburghe has no family Lord Alistair Innes-Ker may possibly succeed to the dukedom. The new peer is a major and lieutenant-colonel in the Lin- colnshire Yeomanry. He has two daughters, now Lady Catherine Willoughby and Lady Priscilla Willoughby, and a little son Gil- bert, of three years of age, who now becomes Lord Willoughby de Eresby. The associations of the family with Bet- twsycoed and district are well known.
-4_ Llandudno Motor Omnibuses. Motor vehicles are apparently to be pro- vided shortly at Llanduno for omnibus pur- poses between Craigydon and the town. The Electric Tramway Company, having withdrawn the penny stages at first insti- tuted, and substituted others which are considered inconvenient for the public, the District Council were approached on behalf of the Motor and Garage Company, Ltd., for licences for four motor vehicles to ply between Nantygamar Road and Gloddaeth Street. In his letter of application, Mr. G. W. Browne, the manager of the Motor and Garage Company's undertaking, wrote that he had received a petition signed by 450 adults in Craigydon supporting his request, and that he proposed to charge a penny fare for the journey from Nantygamar Road to Vaughan Street, and a penny fare from Queen's Road, Craigydon, to Gloddaeth Street, these being more convenient stages than those on the electric cars, as well as longer. The Council dealt with the matter at a special meeting on Monday night, and decided to grant the application subject to certain conditions. The conditions are set forth in the letter to the firm, written by Mr. Conolly, the Town Clerk, as follows:- i. The vehiclc-s to run along Mostyn Avenue, Mostyn Broadway, and Mostyn Street, and not along the sea front. 2. No service of vehicles on Sundays. 3; The vehicles net to be run at a speed exceeding ten miles an ho"r. 4. The vehicles not to carry any advertisement or notice excepting such as may be approved by the Bv-laws Comm.He of the Comcil. 5. The vehicles to be driven only by duly qualified drivers holding the licence of the Council. 6. The by-laws of the Council, and the regulations thereunder shall, as far as possible, be deemed to apply to these vehicles. 7. This licence shall expire at the end of the cur- tent licensing year, March 31st, 1911. 8. After leaving the terminus in carll direction the vehicles shall not stop until the com- pletion of the journey except for the pur- i)ose of picking np or setting down passen- gers, and in no case shall a vehicle stop at anv of the usual stopping places of the light railway crs.
Hunting. FLINT AND DENBIGH HOUNDS. The appointment on Saturday, was at Llanfairtalhaiarn. The day was springlike. Amongst others out were Colonel R. W. WT.illiams Wynn (Master), Colonel Henry Hughes (Kinmel), Miss Howard (Wigfair), Mr. H. L. Bibby and Misses Bibby (Fach- wen), Captain F. B. O. Cole, Mr. M. Cole, Mr. Mainwaring, Lieutenant Cecil Howard (Wigfair), Mr. Davies (St. Asaph), Mr. Bev- ington (Rhyl), Mr. Grobe (Llanfair), and Mr. Osoar Jones (Llanfair). Carthewin, the first draw, held at least three foxes, but of the faint hearted type, for no sooner were they got out than they ran back or round to the opposite side tand then in again. After a fruitless endeavour of nearly an hour to make them leave, they were left to themselves. In order not to disturb the coverts in the direction of Hafodunos, whence there will be hunting to-day, hounds, instead of being taken as usual to- wards Iverns, went the opposite way to Tyn- y-Fritih, where a fox of quite different sort was found. Running down the hill he went towards Llanfairtalhaiarn, but, leaving the village on his right, he sped along the high. road towards the landslip and then to the left; climbing part of the way up Bron Haulog he turned again to the left, past the hall, across the Abergele road, over the road to Bettws, with Tvn-y-Frith, on his left, and down to Garthewin, where a friendly earth afforded him refuge. The distance traversed was about four miles over very undulating country. There were several checks, and the hunt of this crooked-minded customer displayed a good bit of hound work, inter- esting to watch as they endeavoured to pick up the line. After giving horses a rest on a dry headland, the next move was along the Bryn-y-Pin Pass, and over Bron Haulog towards Kinmel.
The Welsh Parliamentary Party. WHO W'll.r, BE THE NEW CHAIRMAN? The London corespondent of the West- ern Mail" writes:- Now that the elections are over, and the Welsh Parliamentary party is complete once more, speculation is proceeding as to who will succeed Sir Alfred Thomas as Chairman of that party. Three names are a. c mentioned as quasi-official nominees, i.e., Sir Francis Edwards, Bart., Sir Herbert Roberts, Hart., and Sir David Brynmor Jones. With regard to the last-named, however, many interested people feel that the hon. and learned member is not likely to con- sent to formal nomination, much less to election. The rumour referred to is based in part upon the success that Sir David achieved when acting as Chairman of Grand Committee, which is a position second only to the Chairmanship of the House, and which is practically a Deputy-Speakership. Against the aforesaid rumour is the belief that, should a re-arrangement of the organi- sation of the House take place, Sir David's habitually judicial demeanour would mark him as one likely to take a higher position, and one that might be interfered with by the keen partisanship essential to a chair- man of a party. As to the other two hon. members, the shrewdness and geniality of Sir F. Edwards, and the urbanity and patience of Sir Her- ebrt Roberts, make them ernial favourites. The only thing is that Sir Herbert might prefer to retain, and the party might wish him to retain, the office of one of the party Whips, in which he has done such good service. There is, however, a strong section of the WTelsh members, especially including the younger members, who are said to be deter- mined to make an effort to secure the elec- tion of Mr. Ellis Griffith as chairman. The outspoken attitude of the hon. and learned member for Anglesey in the past, particularly in favour of a more acute Nationalist policy for WTales, has won for him considerable admiration amongst those who have not accepted, without murmuring, the policy of being content with what the Iv Government has given in promises. There- fore, the Oliver Twists of the party are looking for their leader towards the north- west corner of the Principality.
A Bettwsycoed Fatality. SEQUEL IN RHYL COUNTY COURT. His Honour Judge Moss held a County Court, at Rhyl, on Friday. Mr Holland Roberts (from Mr A. Foulkes Roberts' office, Denbigh and Prestatyn), re- ferred to the case of Mrs Dorothy Griffiths, Ty Capel Meliden, against the Glyn Min- ing Company, Bettws-y-Coed. This was the case in which it was alleged that a man named Griffiths, while lifting a barrel of oil on a stand at the mine, in- jured himself in February, igck), and he died from rupture in April last. The plain- tiffs claim was for compensation, death being due, it was alleged, to the injury re- ceived in the accident. Mr Holland Roberts said he was pleased to say that the parties had agreed to terms, and he asked that the agreement should be recorded by His Honour, the amount of compensation being £ 64 I s. He asked that C20 should be paid at once to Mrs. Griffiths, and the balance by 7s. 6d. per week. Mr Pierce Lewis, for 'the respondent, said he agreed. His Honour pointed out that there would not be much left, and he could not quite see how the £ zo was made up Mr Holland Roberts explained that [IS 5s 1 id had to be paid for funeral, doctor, and other expenses, and Mrs Griffiths had other accounts to meet. He left it with Ill's Honour. Mrs Griffiths was called, and agreed with the award. His Honour said he would allow Mrs Griffiths to take Z.16 out of court, and the balance would be paid to her monthly at the rate of 7s 6d per week.
Affairs of a Llanrwst Solicitor. On Wednesday, at the Festiniog Bank- ruptcy Court, before Mr. Registrar Jones, a sitting was held for the public examination of Arthur Lloyd Griffith, of Trefriw and Llanrwst, solicitor. The gross liabilities were returned ati ^1,329 3s. 7d. due to un- secured creditors, [4G 4s. 8d. net assets estimated to realise ^464 is. id. deficiency, £82 3. 7d. alleged causes of failure, heavy expenses, pressure by creditors, loss of debts, loss of business." In his ob- servations on the case the Official Receiver reported that when the debtor started in business he received ,C500 from his mother, which he looked upon as a gift. The great- er part of the furniture was claimed by the trustees of an ante-nuptial settlement. He was entitled to a sixth share of a reversion- ary interest in freehold and leasehold property, subject to the life interest of his mother. He valued this at ^900, but it was motgaged to the extent of C743. The Assistant Official Receiver (Mr. Tobias] stated that the debtor had intimated his in- tention o offering a composition of 7s. 6d. in the pound, but no formal proposal had been received, Mr. William George, Cric- cieth, and Mr. W. Twigge Ellis, Llanrwst, ireprlesented the creditors, but the debtor did not appear, and an order was made cor his attendance at the next court at Po't- madoc, on the 19th January.
Hotel Assessments. LICENSEE AND THE CHANCELLOR. Great interest was taken in the delibera- tions of the Llangollen Assessment Commit- tee at Corwen on Friday. Mr. R. Llewelyn Baker, brewer, who owns some of the chief houses in the district, appeared to appeal ( for the reduction of the assessments. Mr. W. II. Parry, one of Mr. Baker's tenants, who occupies the Bridge End Hotel, said it was time that thoroughly legitimate trade did more than protest against the in- iquitous imposts that the Chancellor had placed upon licensed houses. Mr. W. Pencerdd Williams (chairman of the Committee) You must remember we are here to protect the ratepayers' inetrests, and we know what we do will be widely quoted. Mr. Parry That may be so. All we desire is iustice and fair treatment. At this point a diversion was caused by Mr. Parry taking out a large book and ask- ing each member of the Committee for his name. The election, he said, had gone against the Conservatives, but d-espite this the licensed victuallers were determined to have fair play. The Committee decided to reduce the as- sessment on the Bridge End without pre- judice to other applicants.
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Nodion Ned Llwyd. Xadolig aï lawenydd i lawer wedi mvned heibio unwaith eto. Daeth Ilu i yin- weled a'r hen aelwydydd" a mawr oedd y croesaw roddwyd iddynt. Syniad llawer ydyw mai teg edrych tuag adre yw'r ffordd orej i dreulio'r Nadolig. Ami i ael- wyd a lonwyd trwy weled y plant yn dy- chwelyd, wedi bod yn aros er y Nadolig o'r blaen mewn gwahanol leoedd. a siriohvyd calon a theimlad y rhieni wrth eu derbyn a'u cro-esawii. Dygwyd ami i anrheg werth. tawr gan amryw o'r plant, ac aniolchgar vdyw y plant .hyr.ny na wnant gofio yn gar- edig am y rhai fu yn trafferthu gyda hwy pan oeddynt yn blant. Erbyn hyn mae y gwahanu wedi cymeryd lie am flwyddyn a rail. Anhawdd oedd ymadael mewn llawer lie. NADOLTG DU. Dyna oedd y Nadolig eleni mewn rhai lleoedd. oherwydd y damweiniau difrifol sydd wedi digwydd. Dinystriwyd rhagolvg- on llawer aelwyd gan y ddamwain fawr yn y gwaith glo ger Bolton, trwy ba un y coll- odd y fath nifer eu bywydau. Mae meddwl am y nifer fawr o blant bach sydd wedi eu gwneud yn amddifaid yn Ilenwi calon gwlad o a galar mawr, ac y mae y wlad yn arllwys ei chydymdeinilad a'r gweddwon a'r am- ddifaid trwy gyfrannu yn hael i'r drysorfa gynorthwyol. Wedi hyn, dyma ddamwain aral1 yn digwydd ar y rheilffordd, ac am- ryw yn colli eu bywydau. Mae y ddamwain hon yn dwyn ar gof y ddamwain fawr a ddigwvddodd yn agos i Abergele flynyddau vn ol. Oherwvdd y damweiniau hyn, a phrofedigaethau eraill, yn sicr Nadolig du oedd Nadolig 1010 i lawer teulu. HEN" ADGOFION. Gartref y treuluais y gwyliau eleni, ac yr oeduvvn yn galw i gof y dyddiau gynt. Crwvdrai fy meddwl yn ol at yr amser pan oeddwn gartref ar aelwyd fy rhad. Er fod gryn nifer o flynyddau er hynny, mae yn dda gennyf ddweud fod fy nhad eto yn fyw, ac yn tynnu ymlaen at 84 mlwydd oed; a'rn dymuniad ydyw ar iddo gael "Gwynt teg i fynd yn gant oed." Maddeuer air fel yna am dro.-PaR oeddwn fachgen, byddai cyfarfodydd Ilenyddol pwysig yn cael eu cynal yn yr ardal honno, a gwyr o fri yn gwasanaethu ynddynt. Cofiaf i mi weled 1. D. Ffraid, Mynyddog, Tany- martan, Llew Llwyfo, &c. Un tro cynygid gwobr o is. am englyn i'r Nadolig, i fod vn llaw y beirniad erbyn yr ail gyfarfod; y gystadleuaeth yn gyfyngedig i rai dan 21ain oed. Pan y daeth cyfarfod yr hwyr, hvsbysodd Tanymarian ei fod wedi derbyn tri ar ddeg o englynion (?), and nad oedd yr un o honynt yn deilwng o'r wobr. Mi ddeiula i beth wnaf," meddai mi rof geiniog arall at y wobr, a chaiff yr ymgeis- wyr geiniog bob un." Nid oedd yr un o'r beirdd yn barod i dderbyn y cynygiad hael hwn. Wei," meddai Tanymaria.n wedyn, "mi ranwn y is. ic. rhwng hynny ddaw ymlaen." Yn gweled neb yn mynd i'r llwy- fan, dvma un yn cychwyn gan feddwl cael v cwbl ond wele un arall yn cychwyn o'r lloft ac yn cyrraedd y llwyfan. Tra yr oedd y ddau yn disgwyl eu rhan o'r vsoail, gof- ynodd un i'r Hall Faint ydyw eich hoed chwi? Atebodd yntau ei fod yn agos i 50. Mae y gystadleuaeth hon yn gyfyngedig i rai dan 2iain oed; felly yr ydych chwi all an o honi." I lawr ag ef mewn cywilydd, a chafodd y Itall is. ic. a chymeradwyaeth v dyrfa. TRO ARALL. Yr oedd yno gystadleuaeth am gyfansoddi ton gynulleidfaol. Nifer fawr wedi ym- geisio, a dyddordeb mawr yn cael ei gy- meryd yn y gystadleuaeth, am fod tipyn o elyniaeth bersonol rhwng rhai o'r cerddor. ion (peth cyffredin iawn yn eu mysg). Pan v rhoed aHan y feirniadaeth, dyfarnwyd eiddo Cerddor yn oreu. Gofynai y beirni-ad os oedd Cerddor yn bresennol am iddo sefyll i fyny yn ei sedd. Ar hyn wde y "( ,ei-ddk)r yn codi ar ymyl y gal- lery. Gofynodd y beirniad, "Ai chwi ydyw awdwr y don hon?" le." "Mr Cadeir- vdd a chynuileidfa," meddai y beirniad, liite yn ddrwg gennyf ddweud nad ydyw hynnv yn gywir. "wir awdwr y don ydyw ac enwodd gerddor adnabyddus o'r Deheudir. Parodd y dadleniad hwn gyffro mawr, ac eisteddodd Cerddor mewn cy- wilydd. Y DATGANWR. Yn un 0 gyfarfodvdd ardal fy maboed yr oedd, cyst-adleuaeth ar ddatganu yr unawd r hwn a ferchyg ar net y ne.foedd," allan o r anthem "A bydd arwyddion." Ymgeisiai nifer o ddatganvvyr ileol, ac yn eu mysg yr oedd un brawd tipyn gwanac ei feddwl na'r lleill. ac vn meddwl yn sicr y buasai yn curo yr oil. Mynyddog oedd y beirniad. Dvfarnodd y wobr i ymgeisydd arall. Tybiai y brawd y cyfeiriais ato ei fod wedi cael cam. Caed nifer o rai direudus i ddweyd hynny wrtho, ac y dylasai gael siarad gyda'r heirniad af bob cyfrif. Argyhoeddwyd ef yn llwyr uad oedd y dyfarniad yn gywir. Peth hawddaf yn bod ydyw perswadio ym- geisydd aii/1 lwyddianus ei fod wedi cael cam, ac y mae rhai wrth ei bodd yn gwneud hynny. Disgwyliai y datganwr am y beirn- iad wrth y drws, a bu agos iddi fynd yn ym. laddfa rhyngddynt. Pan ddeuwyd i ddeall fod y brawd yn, credu yn gydwybodol ei fod wedi cael cam, penderfynwyd cael cystad- leuaeth arall ar awr giniaw yn y chwarel. Gwahoddwyd nifir o'r ymgeiswyr yno, ac yn eu mysg yr un oedd wedi ennill y wobr v Nadolig. Nodwyd tri i feirniadu o fysg y cerddorion ocdd yn y gwaith. Daeth cyn- hulliad lliosog i'r caban ar yr awr ginio honno. Wedi i'r ymgeiswyr oil ganu, dy- wedodd un o'r beirniaid eu bod wedi cael cann ardderchog—teilwrtg o unrlhyw eistedd- fod fod dau o'r ymgeiswyr wedi eu gosod hwy fel beirniaid mewn safle anymunol iawn. Yr oedd eu datganiad o'r unawd mor ragorol. &c. Eu dymuniad hwy oedd i'r ddau hynny ganu dracbe-fn-y ddau hynny oeddynt yr enillvdd y Nadolig a'r un a ciybiai ei fod w-edi cael cam. Wedi iddynt ganu eilwaith, cododd un. arall o'r beirniaid, caiiiiiolai y gystadleuaeth, ond yn awr dy- wed.ai nad oedd y pryder lleiaf yn eu meddwl hwy pwy oedd y goreu o'r ddau. Dyfarn- wyd y wobr i'r sawl a dybiai oedd wedi cael cam y Nadolig. Yr oedd hyn yn ddeall- edig o'r cychwyn, er fod pawb wedi celu y peth oddi wrtho ef. Aed ymlaen i'w wob. rwyo. Rhoddwyd ef i eistedd ar ystol a'i thraed i fyny, a rhoddwyd orange ar ben pob troed i'r ystol a chadeiriwyd ef. Caed aneivhiadau barddonnl gan y beirdd, a mawr fu yr hwyl. F-e buasai yr liiaftes yft cUtrftxI vn y fan yna bvddaï yo, ddoniol. Ond wedi hyn aeth y brawd triTan i feddwl yn uchel iawn o hono ei hun fel datganwr, ac aeth i ddechreu yfed, a chanu yn y dafarn, a phawb yn ei ganmawl. Y canlyniad fu, esgeulusodd ei waith, collodd ei le, a gWelais ef ymhen blvnyddau ar ol hvn yn erwvdrvn diz.,trtref. Mt wn fod lhwer'Wfyw heddyw svdd vn cofio yr amgylchiadau cystal a minnan. Da gennyf ddweyd nad dvna yv 11 y hanes yr oil o'r cerddorion, Ilenorion, a beirdd a gvchwynwyd yn y cyfarfodydd hvnny. Daeth amryw i lenwi lleoedd an- rhydeddus mewn byd ac eglwys. Gallaswn enwi amryw sydd heddyw yn e111dog1on eii,v.,c,2 Lryda'r ewaharol emvadau. Byddaf vn cyfarfod rhai o honynt tyeithiau, a JTielus fvdd yr adgofion am yr pan oeddym ni yn blant. BANGOR Nos Lun cynhaliwyd cyngherdd rhag0^ yn y Penrhyn Hall, yr elw at yr achOs h, Penuel, addoldy y Bedyddwyr. Yn air yr oedd y Cynghorydd R. J. Will^ji. Cynfal, a diolchwyd yn gynnes iddo y anerchiad a'i rodd" at yr achos. Bechgr^f Clio oedd yn cymeryd y rhan fwyaLjy, rhaglen, a da iawn oeddynt—hynod y dan arweiniad h. J. Bate3. Vr pwyllgor hefyd wedi sicrhau gwasaO^S) dwy gantores enwog, %ef Miss Edith ^j^li- Gwrecsam, a Miss Maggie Jones, Rhoed derbyniad croesawgar iawn i'r Bu raid iddynt ail gano bob tro. Ac ddefnyddio ymadrodd gohebwyr yn JLy redin, hwn oedd ymweliad cyntaf y A dinas Bangor, ond yn sicr nid yr Zefj- Cyfeiliwyd i'r oil yn feistrolgar gan fOl cerddes Arfon, a gwnaed gwaith YSll)tl nydd gan Mr. J. H. Roberts, B.A., Co1 I!ay' Blwyddyn Newydd Dda 1 chwi oil. 'J- ddymuniad cywir Catrin a minau. NED LLWfP' Weekly News Office. Conway.
Congl yr Awen. LLINELL\U CYDYMDE MLAD at Parch 0 GAIANYDD WILLIAMS, RoeWeO' A'n ei gystudd blin. Mae gwerth mewn cydymdefmlad Pan fvddo'r byd yn bell, Heb ddun ond s\n ochenaid I'w glywed yn y gell Yn wir mae gwely cystudd N'ti galed,—dyna'n cri, Mae ft-lly i Gaian),dd Bu felly'n hir i mI. Mae balm mewn geiriau tyner, l'r dioddefydd sydd, Y11 rhwym gan boen a phryder, Yn disgwyl goleu'r dydd Fel chwithau, wr parchedig, Fe wyddom beth yw poen, A beth yw bod yn unig Yn mhell, heb wrid na hoen. A chyda thywel esmwyth Y sychaf chwys eich grudd, Gan ddisgwyl try eich adwytl) Yn loew, hafaidd ddydd Os chwerw yw y driniaeth. Ymdrechwch ddal yn hyf, Foed i chwi feddyginiaeth Roewen. Nes dod yn iach a chryf. 10AN Af J0*f" ENGLY.M BEDDARGRAPH b i Mrs. JOHN ROBERTS, Park View, Denbll Street, Llanrwst. A gladdwyd yo I Mynwent Seion. Yma daearwyd mam dirioti-a doeth, I'w Duw bu n ffyddlon I'w theulu bu'n wlith hylon. T. IIerbertJI^
Hebron C.M. Chapel ColwYØ Competitive Meeting. A most successful and well attended petitive meeting was held on Tues y e' ing at Hebron C. M. Chapel, Col* County Councillor D. Lewi;, Eithinogi cupied the chair, and the Rev. Lewis tors hams, pastor, condacted. The adjudi ), were Mr. Peter Edwards (Pedr music the Rev W. Penllyn Jones, P0^- and recitations the Rev. Thomas Fr .5l stone, prose, whilst Miss Maude Willie Colwyn, acted as accompanist. The petitions were of a capital order, and .jt meeting was much enjoyed. Much C'SJ. is due to Mr W. G. Moss, Post Office, wyn, for his secretarial duties, wbJ brought about such a successful event- Challenge solo, Mr. Gwilym Foul*^ Llysfaen duet, Lily a'i Rhosyn," Gwilym Foulkes and Hugh Lloyd, Colwyj1,' party of eight, "Manheim and Liverp°°k. Mr. T. T. Jones and party quartet zer," Mr. W. G. Williams and party; for children, Y Ddeilen ar yr Afon," Williams and Christmas Williams; Deio Bach, (1) Dilys Jones, Rhydyf0^' 2, Nellie Jones, Llysfaen 3, Amy Colwyn. Challenge recitation, Mr. X Evans, Henryd, Conway. Recitation K children.- 1, D. J. Moss, Colwyn; 2, R- Jones, Colwyn 3, Katie Parry, Peninael}' Essay on The Sunday School," Mr. R- •'» Fierce,^ Landdulas. Essay on Joseph', Mr. W. G. Williams, Colwyn. Tea cotf' Miss Jennie Parry, Llysfaen. Set of d'oyli Miss Jennie Parry, Llysfaen. Curta1 holders, Miss Ceinwen Williams, ColwYll, Pencil sketch, Mr. Thomas John Part)" Colwyn. Fretwork, Mr H. Rathbone, Mia)" don, Colwyn. "Rhodd Mam," Eddie Butle! Ellis, Cohv\n. Scripture:—Standard r, C aradoc Hughes; 2, Gwilvm Owen; Amy Williams. V.: 1, D. J.'Moss 2, ]?' L Jones; 3, Christmas Williams. IV. Idwa! Hughes; 2, W. H. Williams.
Bethlehem Competitive Meeting Colwyn Bay. Oil Tuesday evening there was a good tendance at the competitive meeting held'11 connectio-i with Bethlehe n C.M. Ch Colwyn Bay, and the event proved a coll" plete success. A,ards Sol,) 'or children. Wyres fach ed I Pugh" 1, Cerid.ven Williams, Bank Bui^' ings; 2, Maggie Griffiths, Ceinion Villa' 3, Olwen Humphreys, Erw Wen-road. PaW ing daffodils, for those under 14: 1, NellléJ Davies, St. Tudno; 2, Francis Lloyd, Douglas House 3. Robert Thomas Davies, Groes Cottages. Reciting, for those under II. Dirwest a Tybacco i, Jennie Owetlf Ty'nycoed, and Adeline Hughes, Ravens' dale; 2, Gwladys P. Jones, Llys Cynwal, and Griffith J. Griffiths, Hazlewood- Pianoforte solo, Robert H. Roberts ,PeO' maenmawr. Quartet, Neb ond Ti," Ni.rrio Ellis and party. Recitation (under 16) lo Jennie Roberts, Moriah; 2, Myfanwy El1is, N Pennant; 3, Annie Evans, Glan Conway. Essay, How to utilise Saturday night if preparation for Sunday 1, Mrs. Hughes. Ravensdale 2, Miss W'illiains, Ocean VieW- Solo fcr those who had not previously woo over ios. bd., "Pwy ,y'n mynd i'w fagU ef ? Mr E. Jenkin Roberts, Pentrevoelas- Five minutes' speech, Can di bennill fwyn i'th nain, Mr. John Davies, Glan Con- way. C hildren's choir, Drincr i fvnv ^0?'™ MCh'Slenf"l ^l0' Ma,b 1 Tudno' F weTyn Davies, St. ludno. Essay for men, The Epistle to r -U'_e;inpu, its 3»««.nang a.n<l -Sfcg messaee • Mor Translation. Mr T Hazlewood. Knitting a pair of stocw? V -liss Roberts, Glenroy, and Mrs. Salisbt/ Laburnum. Six verses, "Cariad Mam Peter Roberts. Bangor. Two Distawrwydd," Mr. Ellis Owen coed. Map of the land of Caanfln .'1 J Griffiths, Hazlewood 2 Arti. Co&V61' Trevor House. Chief recitaifiW "&s°n WoMey Mr. Evan CoW £ Party, "AWn 1 Bethania," Mr- Morris E1Ils and party.
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the needs of our time is more numerous I holidays, and a better supply of means of healthful recreation on, such occasions. -Not only will this desideratum be sup- lied as a result of thds year's investigations, but another consequence follow in the bet- ter housing of the people, without which no scheme for moral improvement can be carried out. This, then, is the next step to I the social elevation of the masses. Give them, in the name of justice, decent homes to live in before condemning those mis- guided poor people who waste their time and subsitanioe in the public-houses. Give them better homes, and the public-house will be deserted to a great extent, and ulti- mately the true joys of domesticity will sup- plant the falseness of evenings spent in the bar-room. Better homes, we say, must be provided, and better amusements for the people in their hours of relaxation. It is the want of occupation in the times of re- laxation from active life that drives men fre- quently to the excitement of strong drink, or the equal stimulus of bad places of pub- lic entertainment. Man has need of holiday and to relax his mind, re&t his body, and open his heart. Can he not have them, whatever his social position, without coarse pleasures? Economists have been long enquiring what is the best method of disposal of the industry of human race. Is it not equally essential to discover the best dis- posal of its leisure? It is comparatively easy to find it work, but who will find it the right kind of relaxation? Work sup- plies the daily bread but it is cheerfulness that gives it a relish. What, then, is the sum of substance of the conclusions to which recent investigations have led? That a negative policy is useless and worse than useless. That repeated "Donts" fail to achieve their purpose and even tend to do more harm than good. That while it may be wise to take away bad things from the people, it is wiser and more profitable to give them better things in the place of those taken away.