REGATTA AT LLANDUDNO. A SUCCESSFUL REVIVAL. The fiirst annual Llandudno Regatta took place on Friday. Years ago a -regatta at Llan- dudno was a -featti-ro .of the summer season, but the reluctance' of yachtsmen to anchor in the bay owing to ilis dangerous character dur- ing a north or north-east gale led to the gradual decay of the' institution. Moorings have now been provided for yaohts by the Council, and there are hopes that the regatta may be revived. On Friday, in any case, a very promising start was made, for 'the sailing races received good entries, and there, were numerous competitors in the swimming and rowing classes. Along the Promenade there was a dis- play of bunting, and great crowds of visitors, residents, and excursionists witnessed the races. Lord Mostyn was the commodore, as Vice Ad- miral of the Court of North Wales; Mr R. S. Ohamberl-ain was the vice cornanodore; Messrs John Roberts and Frank Edge the officers of the day; Mr E. W. Jones and Mr C. Wynn Griffith, menrybers of the Royal Welsh Yacht Club, were the timekeepers; Mr J .F. Jelliooe, a veteran Welsh yachtsman, was the handi- capper, and Mr H. Edwards was the starter. Mr S Chantrey, chairman of the Urban District Council, was the ohaiTman and treasurer of the Committee, the hon- selcretary being Mr W. Longshaw, of the Town Clerk's staff. The prizes were present ad by Mrs S. Chantrey. The following are the. results -of the icompetitians:- Handicap race for yachts of any rig and tonnage, over a 15 mile course-. Pour boats sail.ed, the start being at 12 o'clock. Wallaroo (Mr James Spun) was scratch; Armistice (Mr Percy Marsh) was allowed ten minutes, as was also Cigfran (Mr W. S. Kneeshiaw), while Euryname (Mr Domingo de Larrinarga) was allowed eleven minutes. The start, for this race was witnessed by a huge crowd, the pier being well filled, and being the interval for the orchestra, every- body's interest was centered on the manoeuver- ing for best position. The line was crossed in the foil-owing order-.—"Wallaroo," "Cigfran." "Eurynome." and "Armistice." The "Wallaroo" held the first positkn, "Cigfran" and "Eurynome" giving way to "Armistice," the first round being completed in that order. Times: — h. m. S. Wallaroo 12 34 30 Armistice 12 38 9 Cigfran 12 38 24 EuTynome 12 40 40 In the second round "Wallaroo" gained on Ilea- lead, but by nic- means sufficient to make her safe with the time allowance, and "Cig- fran" close up to "Armistice." Second round, time and positions:- m. s. Waiilaxoo 1 7 56 Armistice 1 15 26 Cigfran 1 15 56 Ehutnome 1 25 22 In the third round it was seen by those in the knowledge of the handicap that the "Wallatiro" could not possibly win first place, and "Cigfran" was taiLing off from "Armistice." Fin.ishin.g time and po.staon: — h. in. s. Wlallaa-'oo 1 41 27 Armistice 1 49 27 Cigfran 1 52 43 Eurynonve 1 58 23 Corrected Times. h. m. s. 1 Armistice 1 39 18 2 Walla roo 1 41 27 3 Cigfran 1 42 43 4 Eurvnome 1 47 23 The race for the Seabiixi, Sea Shell 1 and Cariad class,, in which six boiats contested, was started prompt to advertiis-etd time, and the line was crossed in the, following order:—"Mair," "Wilys," "Dovkie," "Modryb." "Jennie," and "Gwen." The first round saw some alteration in their respective .,ions:- h. m. a. Dovkie 1 7 35 Mair 1 7 56 j Dtfys 1 9 26 l' Modryb 1 12 36 Gwen 1 12 3 Jennie not timed. The secicnd round was intensely interesting, two minutes only separating the first and fourth, and a few seconds only the first, second and third. In the final round "Dovkie" got clean a, a winning handsomely by ItiW Kminutes, "Dilvs" and "Mair" racing" neck and neck, the final positions being:- h. m. s. Dovkie 2 18 27 Dilys 2 20 23 Mair 2 20 33 Modryb 2 2 34 Open sailing boats, restricted to Llandudno pleasure boats: 1, Reliance (T. Parry): 2, Nightingale (J. Williams). Four-oar unrigged gigs, with coxswain: 1, Deganwy (J. W. Owen); 2, Sunlight (D. L. Jonas,i,• 3, Dading (John Hughes). Boatmen's race: L WaJÜT Lfy (Will Parry); 2, Adelia; 3, Darling, Open siiling boats: 1. Prosperity (H. Da vies); 2, Eric (Shem Jomes): 3, Gladiator (John Jones). One-oar boat race: Water Lily (F. W. Parry). Boat race, two oar and coxswain (restricted to members of Ùe Y.M.C.A.): D. W. Griffith. Ladies' swimming race. 50 yards: 1. Miss W. A. Fullalove; 2, Miss Henderson: 3. Miss E. M. Sim cox. Henderson Swimming race for boys under 16, 100 yards: 1, F. A. Fullalove; 2, M. Blaiunion; 3. D. Jones. Swimming race, for bona-fide boatmen and fishermen for the Hon. Edward Mostyn's chal- cup: 1, D. Lloyd Jones, Llandudno: 2, j E,. J. Pritchard. Deganwy. Opsm swimming Tace, 150 yards: 1. T, H. i Fuller; 2. S. Stmbbs. Open swimming race, 220 yards (arasreurs only): 1, S. St.ubfos; 2, H. Wisebeok: 3. W. Row sell. Open swimming race, in fancy costume: 1. J. Griffith; 2, H. Wisebeck. At the e:: nclHsion Professor Beaumont and a lady swimmer gave an .excellent exhibition of swimming to a l«j.-ge crowd of visitors, who heartily applauded the numerous clever feats (rom time to time.
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PROPOSED TESTIMONIAL TO MR. SAMUEL HUGHES The following cdreular has been issued;- "Dear Sir,—Mr .Samuel Hughes will, in Sep- tember next, complete his 21st year as Secre- tary of thLlandudno Pier Company. It has been suggested that this would be a fitting time to relcognis the courtesy he has always extended to the patrons of the Pier and all who have had business dealings with him. We have ;already received promises of finan- cial support from (Lord Mostyn, Mr Samuel Chantrey (chairman of the District Council) and many other representative local gentlemen. The form of presentation will be decided upon by :30 meeting of subscribers at a later date. Should you be willing to subscribe, will you kindly send your subscription to either of the three undersigned. Yours faithfully, ARTHUR W. PAYNE, Musical Director. JOHN ROBERTS. Pier Master'. FRANK EDGE, Hon. See., Ribbleton, Llandudno. LIST OF DONATIONS. ,P, s. d. Llandudno Pier Company 10 0 0 Lady Augusta Mostyn 3 0 0 LoT,d -inlostyn 2 0 0 Mr S. Chantrey, J.P. 2 2 0 Mr Arthur W. Payne 2 2 0 Mr Samuel Cooke 2 2 0 Mr John Walker 2 2 0 Mr Ambrose Roberts 2 2 0 Miss Ada Crossley 2 2 0 Mrs Payne 1 1 0 MT A. Hewitt 1 1 0 Messrs Edge and Moy 1 1 0 Mr Edward Leach 1 1 0 Mr W. Arnold 1 1 0 Messijs Pilcher, Ltd 1 1 0 Messrs Rayner and Co. 1 1 0 Mr A. Sumner. 1 1 0 Dean Rat cliff e ••• 1 1 0 M,r Charles Tree 1 1 0 Mr Henry Turnpenny 1 1 0 Mr Lane Wilson 1 1 0 Miss Edna Thornton 1 1 0 Mr Richard T. Marsh 1 1 0 Mr W. Bevan, J.P. 1 1 0 Mr Lloyd Chandos 1 1 0 Mr Thornton Jones 1 1 0 Mr Ivor Foster 1 1 0 Mr and Mrs Sa.m Midgiey 1 1 0 Mr Reeves Hughes 0 10 6 Mr J. F. Roberts 0 10 6 Mr Lloyd Jones 0 10 6 Mr Anderson LN-Ife-ol 0 10 6 Rev. Ll. R. Hughes, M..A 0 10 6 Mr G. A. Humphreys 0 10 6 Mr Alfred Heather 0 10 6 Mrs F. Edge 0 10 6 -Nlrs Aile,c Moy 0 10 6 Mr John Roberts 0 10 6 Mr A. Conolly. 0 10 6 Mr J. H. Roberts 0 10 6 Councillor H. Edwards 0 10 6 MT Willi Owen 0 10 6 Mr Simon Williams 0 10 6 Mr W. Haigh 0 10 6 Professor Beaumont 0 10 6 Messrs Dunphy, Ltd 0 10 6 Messrs Zaloudek and Co. 0 10 6 Mr H. Morton 0 10 6 Mr Adoraiah Evans 0 10 6 Mr Menzies 0 10 6 Messrs Rcokliff Bros. 0 10 6 Mr Ell-is 0 10 6 Messrs Braby and Co. 0 10 6 Mrs Broome ••• 0 10 6 Mr Webster Milla-r 0 10 6 Mr J. Wyard 0 10 6 Messrs Peters, Ltd. 0 10 6 Mr Salzedo 0 10 6 Mr T. D. Cummins 0 10 6 Miss Ethel Lister 0 10 6 Mr R. Hersee 0 10 6 Mr Wm. Symfmond,s 0 10 6 Madame Effie Thomas 0 10 6 Mr Joseph Winter 0 10 6 Mr C. J. James 0 10 0 Mr T. E. Hooson 0 10 6 Mr Richard Da vies 0 10 6 Messrs Goodlass Wood & Co., Ltd. 0 10 6 Hon. H. Ll. Mostyn 0 10 6 Councillor T. W. Griffith 0 10 6 Coun. Robert Roberts, J.P. 0 7 6 Mr Little 0 5 0 Mr Hugh Da vies 0 5 0 Mr Ward -• 0 5 0 Mr Wood 0 5 0 Mr W. J. Clough 0 5 0 Mr J. Eidwards 0 5 0 Miss Ida Kahn 0 5 0 Miss Nora Meredith 0 5 0 Mr Broc-klehurst 0 5 8 Mr Wm. Yates 0 5 0 Mr Fleet 0 5 0 MT BiulCkley Bnt 0 5 0 M'iss Gelder 0 5 0 Miss Gertrude Howorth. 0 5 0 Air A. C. BuTgess 0 5 0 Miss Elphick .050 Mr Clwyd Griffiths 0 5 0 Mr Percy Walker 0 5 0 Mr David Jones 0 5 0 Miss S. Edwards 0 5 0 Mr John Harrison 0 2 6 Mr J. W. Binns 0 2 6
CORRESPONDENCE. ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, CRAIGYDON. To the Edito, Sir,—Kindly allow me through the medium of your widely read journal to call the attention of the prioper authorities to the damage that is occurring ox likely to result from the silting up of the north westerly wing, caused by rub- bish from which gra.s.s is growing, round this interesting church. Neglect of this kind should not be tolerated for -cue single hour, as an overflow of water not only stains the walls, but is productive of damp, and with the advent of winter frosts causes the mortar to perish.—Yours truly. A VISITOR. Llandudno, July 31st, 1907. 96 MILES ON A MOTOR CHAR-A-BANC. ( To the Editor. I Dear' Sir,—The 18 delighted and refreshed visiters who "did" ,the Long Loop Tour last week will long remember it as one of the most charming experiences of their lives. With a prospect of a ele,air sunshiny day before them they boarded one of the f amicus Dennis Char- a-bancs at Llandudno Junction at 10 40 a.m., visiting en route Llanrwst, Bettwsycoed, Capel Gurig, Penygwrydcl. Beddgelert, Aberglaslyn Pa s. Carnarvon, Bangor. P-enmaenmawr and Conway. arriving in Llandudno at 5 55 p.m., in good time for dinner. During the day stopages were made, amount- ing to 2 hours, at Bettwsycoed, C-apel Curig, Beddgelert. Carnarvon and Bangor, to view the attractions and refresh the inner man and womlan. It was the writer's first venture in this new mode of transit- When the, tour ended, the passengers unanimously declared their preference for motor char-a-bancing. There is the maximum of luxurious comfort, a tot ail absence of vibration and the guarantee of perfect safety with an assurance of speed vary- in 2 from 15 to 20 milels an hour, which enabled one ty see and fully appreciate the varied glories of nature as tihey were disclosed to our enraptured sight. One could never baadsh from, memory's mirror the sylvan charms of Bettwsycoe.d, Beddgelert and Capel Curig, the weird, grim, and maiesfic grandeur of Aberglaslyn's tower- in e mountain ran qscr the historical features of Carnarvon and Bangor. To all tlwe who suffer from nerves, indiges- tion. insomnia, loss of appetite and kindred evils, the above, i- a specific remedy. No physician can afford ycu such keen exhil-ara- tion of mind or body* such soothing draughts from nature's beautiful stare. It is the tale of a we 1 sneot and ended with refreshing sl-e-P'p to awai-'e t'fxt morning, and like Oliver. Twist, ask for morei. T venture to wedM'^ that the time is net far distant "'hen 'the Vis of local authorities astainst the-e new and increasingly popular vehicles, will diisa-opear and encouragement be t2d;ly given to f 1 i, 'vho provide for visitors t" Llandudno and el -ewfaere not. 1 only what they desire, but a novel, inexpensi-ve and de- llightful method of viewing the beauties of nature that at once forms not the least of the important attractions of any plaice that caters for the patrtonage of those who visit our shores in search of health and pleasure. This narrative would be incomplete were I to omit any reference to the presence of Mr T. Foster, the genial, painstaking manager, whose attention and courtesy, en route, contributed so largely to our comfort and interest. Or to "The man on the bridge." OhaffeuT Fry, the officer of iron nerve, with eyes ever alert to .steer his mobile craft in safety; with such a Pilot the most timid passenger need not fear any danger and may possess himself in perfect peace.—Yours, etc., LANCASTRIAN.
PARISH OF LLANRHOS. NEW VICAR APPOINTED. The Rev. John Francis Reece, B.A., rector of Llanfwrog, Ruthin, has been offered and has accepted the. living of Eglwys Rhos, or Llan- Thos, Llandudno. The benefice of Llanrhcb w.as resigned early in the year by the Rev. Francis G. Jones, owing to ill-health. The new vicar served for two years as curate of Den- bigh, under the late Archdeacon Smart, and was then offered bV the late, Lord Selborne, then Lord Chancellor, the living of Llanfwrog, which, he has held for the past twenty-five years, and last week he received from the parishioners about £70 with which to buy some silver articles to commemorate his ministry for a quarter of a century in the parish. Last year he was appointed by the- Bishop of St. Asaph rural dean for the deanery of Dyffryn Clwyd He has been chaplain: for the pasit 24- year s of the 1st Volunteer Battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, and three years ago re- ceived the V. D. For 24 years also he has been a member of the Ruthin Board of Guardians, of which he has been chairman for four years. During Mr Reece's ministry Llanfwrog Church has bean crowded every Sunday evening for the Welsh service, the Rector being an elo- quent preacher in Welsh as well as English. The English congregation has also gifown large- ly. The church has been restored and a new parisih institute erected. A Welsh Churchman writes that the new vicar of Llanrhos is a man of great energy and organising poweT, and he will, it is confidently expected, do excellent work at Llandudno, a great part of which will be in his parish.
QUICK JUSTICE.—At 6 45 p.m on Saturday John Hill ward, a tripper from Oldbury, Wor- cestershire, stole a ball valued at 2jd. from a stall at Llandudno. A minute later he was, arrested by Constable Ross and taken to the, police station. By 7 35 two magistrates, Dr. Dalton and M,r W. Bevan had been secured to hear the charge. At 7 45 he was bound over and ordered to pay 7s. and costs. 'His friends paid the money -at once, and at 8 15 Millw-ard departed by train, sadder but wiser.
THE ADVERTISER SAYS That complaint has been miade by intending visitors of uruclvi1 treatment at several houses when seeking apartments. That suoh treatment, we are 'convinced how- ever, is the exception iand mot Eke rule. That ia the interests of the, town it is to be hoped the offenders will reconsider their ways. That the addresses of two houseis at which a gentleman was most insultingly dismissed on intimating his inability to pay the rates de- manded have been given us by the gentle- man in question. That although we do not intend to publish the. same the addresses have been filed for future reference. That Professor Oodman, of Punch and Judy fame, attained his 75th birthday last week. That there are few public entertainers who are amus-ing daily, the grandchildren of their first patrons. That Mr Codman has been stationed at Llan- dudno 51 years. I. I" That we note that Miss Jdivangenne Antnony, the young English violinist, who played several concertos with such splendid success at the Pier Concerts during the last three seasons, is at present travelling in Germany. That a horse attached to a heavy railway lurry was seen walking unattended down St. George's Street on Thursday morning. That it was within about five yards of com- ing into collision with another horse and vehicile in this narrow street. That fortunately it was stopped just in time to prevent what must have been a serious accident. That after a few minutes the driver arrived. That this shows the necessity of having a lad in ,charge of a horse while the man is de- livering giacdis. That the march through Llandudno of the kbarki suited Volunteers was witnessed by a large crotwd. That the sad look on the faces of the majority of the Volunteers was accounted for by the fact ) That the band was playing "When there isn't a girl abieut you do feel lonely." That Mr Charles Harvey's appearance with the pierrots this season was hailed by a huge crowd on Monday. That in addition to a stock of up-to-date humorous songs and a fund of unimitable and seemingly inexhaustible drollery he has secured a serio-comic song which suits him admirably. That it is entitled "The Mountains of Mourne." That it is a delightful Irish song, in which he; pourteays a country Irishman's impressioas of London and its people. That there is a refrain which gives Mr Harvey, in the midSit of his merriment, an oppor- tunity to be quite pathetic. That Mr Harvey and Mr Sutcliffe wlcrk to- gether in songs and pathos very cleverly, and record houses have marked the week's visit. That we understand that as the result of an interview between Mr Robt. Roberts, Mostyn Street, and Mrs John Burns, the: President of the Local Government Board, a com- munication has been received granting the Llandudno Council a further extension ictf three years, during which time, the Council may continue to take tolls from foot pas- sengers around the Great Orme.
GENERAL BOOTH AT LLANDUDNO THE FUNCTION IN THE HAPPY VALLEY. It may confidently be asserted that during the whole course of his itinerancy the veteran head of the Salvation Army will not address a gathering amid more beautiful natural sur- roundings than in the Happy Valley yesterday. The isun shone brilliantly, its heat tempered by a gentle breeze. Tier above tier the people were massed to the very top of the slopes to give the General a weftcoime. Assembled on the lawn were the members of the Llandudno Urban District Council, headed by the chairman, Mr S. Chantrey, and also most of the ministers Of the town and dis- trict. KMights of the, camera had taken their stand at convenient points, commanding a clear view of the platform. Punctually at half-past ten a cheer announced the coming of the motor-car containing General Booth and his .chief of staff, and a minute later the leading car drew up opposite the min- strel plat. Looking a little tired, but walking rperfectly upright the General was led to the platform by Mr Chantrey amid the cheers of the crowd, and the proceedings were at once commenced by Colonel Eladie, who gave out the well-known hymn, "When I survey the wondrous cross," which was heartily sung to the tune of the Old Hundredth, fallowing which the Chief of the Staff, Mr Bramwell Booth, led in prayer. The, "devotional part of the. service over, Mr S. C'hantrey, on behalf of the inhabitants and ratepayers, welcomed the General, and present- ed him with an album containing the follow- ing address and views of the town; and allud- ed in eugoilirstic terms to the work of the Salvation Army, especially in the slums of the great cities, a work which was unique in character, and deserved the hearty support of all.—(Applause.) THE ADDRESS. "To General William Booth of the Salvation Army. "The Urban District Council of Llandudno,, on behalf of the residents of the said town. tender to you a most hearty welcome on this your first visit to the leading heialth resort of the Principality. "They desire to express their great apprecia- tion of the work you have inaugurated and carried on for raising and improving the con- dition of the people,, not only of the Empire,, but of the world at large. "They sincerely pray that God may spare you for many more years to carry on the grand work to which you have during the last 30 years devoted your life's energies, and that you may be blessed with health and strength to continue the labours with ever increasing success. "They ask your acceptance of this address .and album of views of Llandudno as a memento of your visit. 'Given under the Seal of the Council this 2nri day of August. -190." THE GENERAL REPLIES. In expressing thanks for the gift, General Booth gave an address, entitled "The Secret of of the Success of the Salvation Army." which although lengthy, was listened to with rapt attention, and punctuated with frequent, ap- plause. During the course of his address the General dealt with the receptions he had re- ceived in all parts of the w'.crid as well as in this country, and concluded with an appeal for funds to help on the good work. The appeal ,was liberally responded to, the collection amounting to £48 15s. 9d. The custcmary votes of thanks concluded the proceedings, and the General was entertained at the Imperial Hotel to luncheon by Mr Chantrey. THE DEPARTURE I A large crowd assembled outside the Town Hall at two o'clock to give a farewell cheer! to Genera,! Booith and his staff, the General standing up in his motor oar and waving his hand in response.
LOCAL NEWS. GIPSY LADS SENT TO PRISON.—At a Special Police Court yesterday morning twin giipsy boys, named Rueben and James Taylor, were sent to prison to undetgo, 14 days hard labour on, a charge of begging. The lads hlad been sent out of town last year. Their parents reside in Rhy.l, and at ene time travelled thse country with a gipsy caravan. DEATH OF MRS. EVAN HUGHES.—Another of Llandudno's oldest inhabitants, Mrs Evian "Hug,hes, Late off 11, St. George's Crescent, phased away on Monday last, at the advanced age of 89, at her son's residence, Browning Road, Leytonstone. The interment, took place at Llanrhos Churoh yesterday (Friday). PROPERTY SALE.—On Monday, August 26th, at the Marine Hotel, Llandudno, Messus W. Dew aad Son will offer for sale 1918 square yards of valuable building land. with extensive frrorlltages to Nantyigamar Road and Mostyn Avenue. Also Platt House, wilth stabling, gar- ens, etc., and valuable freehold building land at Deganwy. A NEW PARTNERSHIP.—Mr Charles Far- rington, who for the last two and a half years has been stta-tioned at the City of Nottingham, in tihe positiion of deputy Water Engineer, has just relinquished that post inorrder to enter into partnership with his father, Mr T. B. Farrington, as a practising Oivil engineer and surveyor. ARRESTED ON A WARRANT.—At a Special Police Court on Friday morning, Fred John Axon was brought up in custody on account of his not paying arrears of a bastardy order made against him at the dnstignatleliaofmiairy Ann Ro,gerson.-On condition of paying the arrears and a cash amount of 35s. the charge was ad- journed for one month. MR. H. B. IRVING AT LLANDUDNO.—True lovers lef the drama have a real treat in store when Mr Irving will appear for the first time at the Grand Theatre, on the 15th inst. He will play on three nights, Thursday, Friday and .Saturday,, with a matinee on the Saturday, in the famous "Lycns Mail," "The Bells," "Charles I." etc. We congratulate the manage- ment of this most comfortable and up-to-date theatre upon the enterprise displayed in engaging an aetjer of such merits as Mr Irving, and predict a very successful visit. A STORY OF LLANDUDNO.—"Baronet's Delemma" is tihe title of a completett story,, to appear in the forthcoming issue of "Classell's Saturday Journal," in which the scenes are, laid ,in Llandudno. The Pieo: Pavilion, The Happy Valley, and the Marine Drive are aTnongst the well known places mentioned. In addition, the number will contain a letter from Mr S. Chantrey, the chairman of the Llandudno Urban' District Council, pointing out why holidays should be spent in the town, while there will also be printed three para- graphs of local ititeTe:st. PRESENTATION TO MR J. ORD CHARTER, M.A.—On Monday evening a pleasant little ceremony was performed after the usual prayer meeting a the Tabernacle Baptist Chapel, Mr J. Ord Charter, M-A., bedng presented with a soid silver tea service on the occasion of his marriage to Miss Alice Roberts, Plas Maelgwyn, in recognition of the invaluable services he has rendered as organist at the church. The pre- sentation, was made by Mr John Roberts, Bryn Celyn, and short addresses given by the Revs. David Davies, H. Bryn Davies, Mr Thomas Wynne, and others. A further sur- prise was in store for Mr Charter, when on be- half of his Sunday School class he. was pre- sented with a barometer by Mr Ivca: Jones, 6, South Parade. LLANDUDNO'S NEW BOOKLET.—Llan- dudno Town Improvement Association have issued a charming booklet, in which the many attractions of the Cambrian Naples are em- phasised. Numerous illus.traitiions of the beiauty spots which abound in the locality are given. Special reference is made to the Great Orme, without doubt the attraction of Llan- dudno. Nestling in the hollow of the rock is the famous Happy Valley, a natural amphi- theatre, where every afternoon a icL&ver troupe of minstrels delight an audienae, often reach- ing into thousands, by their songs, danceis, and merry jests. The valley was, a gift to thetJslwn from the lord of the manor (Lord Mostyn)., as a rnemiorial of the Jubilee of Queen Victoria. Plentifully supplied with seats, the valley is tastefully laid out with grass, rookeries, shrubs, and flowers, and is, indeeid, an ideal spot in which to spend a pleasant time. Accompany- ing the booklet is a list of houses and a map of the town, which will be supplied to anyone forwarding ld. for postage by the Secretary of the Llandudno Town Improvement, Associa- tion.—"Daily Telegraph," July 30th. "HIS HOUSE IN ORDER" AT THE GRAND THEATRE—The presentation of this play has been looke,d forward to at Llandudno with a good deal,of interest for some time. Pinero's workis aTe .always striking and full !Gif humanity, but in "His House in Order" he has given us a play equal in merit even to his "Gay Lord Quex." The story Eof the piece has been commented upon so often that it will be suffi- cient to. state that the Company has been s,pecially rehearsed under the superviafon oi Mr Gelcrge Alexander, which is a guarantee of its all round excellence, indeed there is not a weak member in the (combination. On Thurs- day the opening night, the theatre was filled in every part, and at the conclusion of more than one of the scenes tthe audience insisted upon those taking part coming back in order to receive well deserved applause. To-night (Saturday) the play will again be presented, and those wlho have not see. it should not miss the opportunity of witnessing one of the finest dramatic weirks of the past decade. "THE EARL AND THE'GIRL.So success- ful was this musical comedy at the. Grand Theatre last year that a, repeat visit has been arranged, Mr William Greet's Company being engaged for the August Bank Holiday week. The company numbers upwards of fifty artistes, the scenery is gorgeous, and the dresses exact replicas of those used lat the Adelphi Theatre, London, when the play was first produced. "The Earl and the Girl" has delighted all who have seen it in London, and the. company \of old Savoyards who played it at the Lyric and Adelphi Theatres, achieved quite, a triumph. The story is really funny, and it is told to the accompaniment of very tuneful melodies by Ivan Caryll. At least two of the songs—'Sammy,' and the :Cosy Oorner Girl'- have become decidedly popular, and have been. 'all the rage' in London for a long time. A strong company (Mr William Greet's) will pre- sent the play."
— 4 CRICKET. MOSTYN v. LLANDUDNO. At Mostyn on Saturday. The Mostyn team won by two wickets and 52 runs. LLANDUDNO. Captain, Davenport b R. W. Roberts 3 Captain Watson b R. W. Roberts 7 C. N. Jones b Watson 1 Rev. W. E. Jones c C. Inglis b Roberts 11 Lieutenant Collie Browne b R. W. Pobees 0 Sergeant Brown ib R. W. Roberts 0 E. Parry b Watson 4 Edward Jones lbw b Watson 4- J. SmlÎth not out 4- J. Hobsoin, b Watson 0' J. Anderson c R. W. Roberts b Watson 4- Extras 6; Total 44 MOSTYN. E. Bevington 10 Collis Browne b Sergeant Brown 0 A. C. Roberts Ifbw b Brown 7 R. W. Roberts b W. E. Jones 4L Watson c Parry b W. E. Jones 13 J. Inglis b W. E. Jones 0 E. Inglis b W. E. Jones 11 V. Brown c C. N. Jones b W. E. Jones 3 A. C. Williams b W. E. Jones 3 C. N. Peel st Davenport b W. E. Jones 0' Extras 13 Total (for nine wickets) 96' RISBORO' BOARDING HOUSE v. V. S. ELLIS XI. Played at Llandudno on the Cricket Ground on Wednesday, July 31st. Seore:- RISBORO' Baldwin b Bennett 3 Dickens run out 0 Dixon b Bennett 8 W. A. Porter b ditto 16 H. A. Porter b V. Ellis 2: Alston not ,out 31 flfoppock c Groft b Bennett. 1 Sadler c Brown b V. Ellis 1 Swindell b Bennett 0 Asihton b ditto 0 Bridge b V. Ellis 1 Extras 12 Total 75 V. S. ELLIS XI. F. Holdsworth b Dixon 15, G. Holdsworth b Baldwin 2 H. Bennett c Porter b Baldwin I. 32 J. W. Brown lbw. b Ashton 17 V. S. Ellis not out 19 S. Entwiale c Sadler b Baldwin 6 H. B. Croft st. Porter b Baldwin 0 A. Entwisle b Ashton 1 F. Chambers b Porter 10 A. Weaker b Porter 0 T. L. Ellis b CoppOok 6 Extras 7 Total 115 LLANDUDNO SECOND XI. v. LLANRWST SECOND XL-This match was played at Llan- dudno on Saturday last, and resulted in a victory for Llandudno by 117 runs to 49.
ANOTHER BILLIARD MATCH ARRANGEID, We learn that Harverson and Williams have' arranged to meet again at the Grand Hotel, Llandudno, on September 2nd. Herewith we append a eopy of the a,gre.ement:- Articles of agreement entered into the 27th. day ef July, 1907, between Cacil Harverson, of London, and Albert E. Williamis, cif Manches- ter, who agrees to play a match at billiards of 16,000 points up, Harverson conceding 2,000' point.s start, the match to be played from Sep- tember thei 2nd to the. 14th inclusive, at the Grand Hotel, Llandudno, on a new standard' match table', under the rules of the Billiard Association, and neither player to play more than 50 consecutive hall-to-ball-aannons. Both players to .supply two sets of Ivtiry Bil- lliards Balls, size to be 2,5/64th inches imp diameter, the agreement, regarding the use of balls being that the players toss who shall supply the said balls for the first week's play, at any time during the match the player that is not supplying the, balls in use shall have the choice of using either of the white balls at any time, except, of course, during a break. Play tloi commence at 3 and 8 p.m., one of the- playeys to reach his points during- the after- noon session, play to be discontinued at 10-15 each night. If either player fails to reaoh his; scheduled points at any afternoon session the "Referee" to use his own discretion as to what time play shall cease on that afternoon. The' "Referee" to be mutually agreed upon The winner of this match to be presented with the fine historical cil painting, entitled "Queen Baadacea and her daughters," executed" by W. O. D. Dobson, R.A., which originally cost £ 2,000, and is given by W. Denbigh, Cooper, Esq., of Llandudno. The said oil painting is the one hanging in the vestibule of the Pier entrance tal the Grand Hotel. Players signatures, Cecil Harverson, and' Albert E. Williams. Witnesses, Denbigh Cooper, S. Chantrey, and M. F. Wilcox.
AT SEA. We are out in the channel, out in the night; The Kish lights dstern, and lost to our sight; The decks are deserted, the passengers sleep, I stand on the bridge as she glides o'er the' deep. While through her wire rigging the night winds are sighing, And over her decks tite spindrift is flying; The waves strike her bows with a deep- sullen roar As she holds on her course for the rocky Welsh shore. As I gaze to the east far across the blue sea The truth it comes home that at last I am free; The moonlight is shining athwart our long track, Ahead sihiners the light of the old Seuth Stack. "Faster swift "Connaught" full speed, your best, Holyhea.d harbour shall bring you to rest;" Leaving behind for a ribbon of foam, Each throb of your engine is bringing me- home. I see once again my dear native land, Where friends tried and trusted shall .clasp my right hand, Who star-like have shone through the past lonely year; y Soon. soon shaill I greet them their welcome is near. A. J. G. Printed and Published by the. Proprietors, Messrs Edge and Moy, at the "Advertiser" Printing Works. Market Street, Llandudno.