-+- HE NEW COUNTY SCHOOL TO BE OPENED BY THE AMERICAN AMBASSADOR. We learn on reliable authority that the Hon. Whitelaw Reid, the United States Ambassador to Britain, has consented to perform the open- ing ceremony in connection with the New Comity Schools at Llandudno, which have just been erected near the Railway Station. The ceremony will take place as shortly after the 17th of September next as will be convenient to Mr Reid.
DOUBLE TRAGEDY AVERTED. VISITORS RESCUED ON CONWAY SHORE. The wisdom of the action of the Council in appointing an inspector to patrol the Conway Shore was vindicated on Friday morning, when William Owen was successful in saving two livie-s from; almost certain death. From an account by an eye-witness it ap- pears that two young gentlemen undressed on the sandhills and entered the water about a quarter past seven, when the tide was rapidly flowing in. They rushed across the river, the water then being nearly up to their armpits and nearly Isweeping them off their feet, and it was utterly impossible, for them to return unLess they were accomplished swimmers, which they proved not to be. Their actions were observed by Owen, who was then near the ornamental lake, and the bathers opposite the black stones. Owen rush- ed across the sands and endeavoured to per- suade them to take to the raft, but this they would not do, being evidently under the im- pression that such a course would be extremely risky. Failing in his endeavour to get them to take possession of the raft. Owen plunged into the river after divesting himself of his coat and boots, and with great difficulty was able to help both men to safety. The rescued young men proved to be brothers, Henry and Percy Lawton, 5, Claremont Road, Alexandra Park, Manchester. There were seve,ral visitors on the. shore at the time, who warmly complimented Owen on his promptness and congratulated the brothers on their escape. a
PROPOSED TESTIMONIAL TO MR. SAMUEL HUGHES The following circular has been issued:- "Dear Sir,—Mr isan-iuel Hughes will, in Sep- tember next, complete his 21st, year as Secre- tary of the Llandudno Pier Company. It has beon suggested that this would be a fitting itime to recognise 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 represerntat,ive local gentlemen. The form of presentation will be decided upon iby a 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, Piier Master. FRANK EDGE, Hon. Sec., Ribbleton, Llandudnio." LIST OF DONATIONS. ,f, s. d. .Amount previously acknowledged. 75 18 0 Nürth Wales S.S. Go., Ltd. 3 3 0 Dr. Nicol .220 Schulz, Cu-rtius and Powell 5 5 0 Herr Backhaus, 5 5 0 Madame Ella Russell 2 2 0 Madame Blance Marchesi 2 2 0 'Miss Ainsley .110 Miss Peskett 1 1 0 ,G. L. Woodiley 1 1 0 Messrs Chamberlain and Johnson 110 Messrs F. Smith, Ltd. 1 1 0 Miss M. E. Jones 1 1 0 Mr and Mrs Fawcett 1 1 0 Mr Wm. White 1 1 0 Messrs Adeler and Sutton 1 1 0 Mrs Underwood 1 1 0 M. L. Wag-staff 0 10 6 Richiard Roberts and Son 0 10 6 [Mx H. A. Dunn 0 10 6 Mr W. H. Dodd 0 10 6 A Friend 0 10 0 Mr and Mrs Olaxton 0 10 6 Mr Wm. Duncan 0 10 6 ^Councillor J. O. Thomas, J.P. 0 10 6 iMrs Walter Haigh 0 10 6 Messrs Rhydwen Jones and Da-vies 0 10 6 Messrs Marks and:' Marias 0 10 6 Mr FTederick Ranalow 0 10 6 Mrs Shenton 0 10 6 Mr C. A. Moses 0 10 6 Mr G. R. Thompson 0 7 6 Mr Llwyfo Roberts 0 5 0 Miss Emily Foxcrotft 0 5 0 Messrs A. Gunn and Co. 0 5 0 Mr T. Jones .050 Mr W. B. Briggs 0 5 0 Mr Osborne Roberts 0 2 6 Captain Owen (Fire Brigade) 0 2 6 Rev. J. Irvon Davies 0 2 0 .Miss Walker (Southport) 0 2 6
I Llandudno Pier eoncerts. 1907. HERR W, BACKHAUS, Pianist. 13th Special, August 10th and Matinee, August 12th. MADAME ELLA RUSSELL. Matinee Concert, August 12th Mi FREDERICK SEIlJL. Violin Soloist. Photo by Edge, Limited. MISS IRENE AINSLEY. 13th Special, Aug- 10th.
LOCAL NEWS. LOCAL TENNIS PRIZE-WINNER.—In the Craigside Tournament Miss Reeves, of Craigy- don, was the winner of the Ladies' Open Singles handicap. With Miss Simms as her partner Miss Reeves also won the. Ladies' Doubles Handicap. LLANDUDNO COTTAGE HOSPITAL.—The following gifts have been received at the Sarah Nicol Memorial Cottage Hospital during the past month, for which the Board of Manage- ment return their best thanks:—Fresh eggs, Mrs Routledge; flowers (weekly), Mrs Platt; eggs, Messrs E. Owen and Sons; papers, Mr Wareham; vegetables, Mrs Wainwright; cards, Mrs Griffiths; strawberries and tomatoes, Mrs Wainwright; flowers, Mrs Brigg; papers and hook, Mr Holden; sack of potatoes and vege- tables, Mrs Wainwright; flowers, Mrs Swet-en- ham; The Little Orme Quarry Oolection, 18s. d.—A. M. Felton, secretary. WESLEYAN METHODISM.—The old edifice, known as the Welsh Wesleyan Chapel, in Lloyd Street, will be. to all appearances, entirely de- molished by the, end of the present week, and will shortly be replaced by a more modern and comfortable chapel of the English Renaissance design. The builders are Messrs Huxley and Sons, of Malpas. The well-known and popular Wesleyan minister and lecturer, thei Rev. Edward Lloyd Jones, of Manchester (the second Peter Mackenzie) has consented to preach on Sunday next at the Town Hall, when the. visitors will have an oportunity of helping our Welsh Wesleyan friends in their laudable efforts for augmenting the building fund of their new Sanctuary. MR. H. B. IRVING AT THE GRAND THEATRE.—Next Thursday, Friday and Satur- day, with a. matinee on Saturday, an engage- ment of great interest to all playgoers is an- nounced, in a first visit to Llandudno of Mr H. B. Irving and his famous company, in a repertoire of plays consisting of "The Bells" (Sir Henry Irving's version), "The, Lyons Mail" and Charles the First." With "The Bells" almost everyone is familiar; the haunted fear, always in the murderer's life. and the imaginary hearing of the sleigh bells of the murdered man's vehicle, then the- dream and death of "Mathias," forms one of the most fascinating stage episodes ever produced, and was generally acknowledged to be the, master- piece of the late, SiX Henry Irving. This play ,is sure to excite the curiosity of the theatre- goers to see the son in his fatheTs's most famous- part. This is the first time in stage history of a son performing a complete' repertoire of his father's plays. Mr Irving is supported by several members of the Lyceum Company, notably Mr Frank Tyars, Mr Charles Do-ds- worth, and Mr Tom Reynolds, and lie has also specially engaged Mr Bernard Limpus, Mr Arthur Curtis, Mr Frank Cochrane, Mr Alfred A. Harris, Mr Eric Maxon, Mr Frank Ran dell, Miss Dorothy Green, Miss Eilv Malyon, Miss Gwladys Wynne, Miss May Holand, Miss E. Frances Davis. Miss Muriel Aston. Miss E'sie, Videan, Miss Edith' Videan. The whole- of the elaborate scenery and effects associated with the, plays in the pasit, is carried., and will be. produced exactly as in the si-eat cities of Great Britain and America.. We predict a record for the theatre during Mr Irving's very welcome visit. WHY HOLIDAYS SHOULD BE SPENT AT LLANDUDNO.—This is the heading given to the following letter written by Mr Samuel Chantrey, chairman of the Llandudno Urban District Council, which appears in "Cassell's Saturday Journal" of the 7th in st. :There are numberless reasons to. be assigned why Llandudno has become, as it is, such a favourite amongst health and holiday seekers. Its equable temperature,, its abundance of bright sunshine, its breezy atmosphere, its free- dom from fogs, its unique situation (being j almost surrounded by the sea), its central position for visiting all the beauty spots of North Wales—acknowledged to be some of the loveliest in the' world—all combine' to make this town the; "beau-ideal" of a watering place. The L. and N.W. Railway Company and the Steamship Companies vie' wiMi each other in providing comfortable, quick and >eu.sy means of reaching this favoured spot. In addition to the natural attractions offered by sea, moun- tains, rivers, and valleys, there are provided high-class, unsurpassed musical and dramatic performances, whilst, for the multitude there are all the necessary entertainments to amuse and delight visitors of every age and tas:e, in- cluding the renowned Minstrel Troupe, num- bering 17 toi 20, which performs daily in Llan- dudno's natural amphitheatre, the Happy Valley." SUNSHINE: RECORD.—The total number of hours of bright sunshine recorded at Llan- dudno for week ending August 3rd was 30 hours 30 minutes. TENTS BLOWN OVER AT CONWAY CAMP. —During the early hours of Thursday morning a terrific storm, of wind and rain burst over the camp of the Staffordshire Brigade at Conway, blowing several tents, sergeants' messes, and canteens to the ground, and causing sericus damage. The pianofotto of the 1st North Staffordshire Regiment was 'broken to pieces through the fall of a tent. Several parts of the camp on Thursday were flooded, and looked a perfect wreck Fortunately there wa,s no one in the canteen when they were overthrown. RESIGNATION OF MR. JOHN BELLIS.—At a meeting of the Conway and Llandudno Board of Guardians on Friday a letter was read from Mr John Bellis, rate collector for the parishes of Llandudno, Eglwysrhos, Penrhyn, Llan- gystenin, and Llanrhos, resigning, owing to ill- health, his appointment, after a service of 27 years. He hoped that the guardians would deal honourably with him in the matter of superannuation. Accompanying the letter was a certificate from Dr. Dalton.—The Chairman observed that they all regretted Mr Bellis' re- signation. That, or any other Union, never had a more faithful servant, and although he col looted more money than any other official in the Union, he was not known to have offended a, single person.—(Cheers.) After some discussion, the matter was referred to the Finance Committe.e to' deal with. LLANDUDNO MEN WHO WERE NOT BONA FIDE TRAVELLERS.—On Tuesday last, at the. Llandudno and Conway Petty Sessions, held at Conway, before Mr Henry Kneeshaw and other magistrates, Samuel Brown, Mostyn Street, and Hugh Hughes, Grove Tenac.e" were charged with be-ing in the North-Western Hotel, Llandudno Junction, during illegal hours on Sunday, the 21st of July. The former did not appear, but sent a letter to explain that he was guilty, and thait his attendance would necessitate; him losing his place. He. asked the Bench to deal leniently with him. Hugh Hughes pleaded not guilty, and proved himself very loquaci-ou,s.-P.C. Evan Roberts deposed that about 8 30 p.m. on the Sunday in question he visited the North-Western ihotel, Llandudno Junction, where he. saw the defendant Hughes in a back loom with a pint of beer, partly full, before him. When asked to explain what he was doing there, Hughes replied that he had been to Penyffordd. Wit- ness said that he was coming a long way out of his road to go home from Penyffordd. The. defendant Brown was standing by the bar with a glass of stout in front of him. Sometimes Brown came there twice on a Sunday, and he had been warned that he was not a bona-fide traveller, and some day would get into trouble. The landlord of Penyffordd stated that his wife, who was ill, had informed him on the Monday, after the offence, that Hugh Hughes had called to see, her.-The, Bench fined Brown 2s. 6d, and costs, and Hughes Is. and costs.- For a similar offence, Hubert Williams, 3, Woodlands-terrace, Cradgydon, was fined 5s. and costs. "THE CATOll OF THE SEASON" AT THE GRAND THEATRE —The Grand Theatre en Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be occu- pied by Mr George Dance's company in "The Catch of the Season"—the pretty musical comedy which was so successfully exploited last year by Seymour Hicks, who, with Cosmo Ha.milton; was the author of the book. "The Catch of the Season" more than fulfilled its title, for it was the catch of more than one season, and its lyrical tit-bits have been copied by the street organ and the, drawing-room en- tertainer. "Teasing," as sung by "Angela," and "A Quaint Old Bird," by the Duke of St. Jermyns," are widely celebrated songs, and the "church parade" by the "Gibson Girls" is a wonderful recollection. The story, too, is an interesting one, being really the old-world story of Cinderella, the little neglected maiden with a tyrannical stepmother and two unpleasant sisters. But it is "Cinderella" brought up to date, furnished with new and romantic details, emibdlished wrh magnificent scenery and pretty dresses, and set to charming music. Miss Moya Mannering, who takes the role of "Angela" is very winsome and attractive. There is a girlish simplicity in her earlier scenes that is vorv charming, while she adapts herself to the charm of character and the. Irish accent later on in a highly commendable manner. Mr Frank Lincoln, who plays "the Duke," is a comedian of fine, parts: he has dash. vigour, and spirit, and his wittH:sms keep the house in laughter. The othe'' parts are als. taken by able artistes. SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES AT THE LONDON COLLEGE OF -AIUSIC.-A,liss Nellie Humphreys, Onen Villa. Honours; Miss May Owen, Floville; Master Lloyd Wynne, Wynnstay House. Theory: Master Bertie Wat- son, 94 out of maximum 100. These were pupils of Mr T. Osborne Roberts. "THE BOWLER OF THE SEASON."—We are glad to hear that Mr G. H. Pugh's biooij, "The Bowler of a Season," and other criekett storie.s is having a go,d sale, and that a 2nd edition is now being published. The work can be obtained at Mr Trehearne's and at Messrs Smith and Son's Establishments, Mostyn Street. UNITED CHILDREN'S MUSICAL FES- TIVAL FOR LLANDUDNO AND PENRHYN- SIDE.—The preliminary arangements for hold- ing a united children's singing festival are now complete. It is intended to hold the, first fes- tival in the Tabernacle. Baptist Chapel on Wed- nesday, May 20th, when Mr Benjamin Williams has been selected to conduct the singing and Miss Mary Roberts, Bryn Celyn, to preside at the oirgan. The catechisers will be the Revs. D Gwynfryn Jones and H. Barrow Williams. The presidents selected are Rev. Tom Davies and Mr Councillor William Williams. Tune books are in the press, and will be ready for distribu- tion at an early date, and may be obtained from the hon. secretary, Mr J. 1 R. Evans, Beech Grove. LADY VISITOR KNOCKED OVER BY A MOTOR CAR.—On Saturday afternoon a lady visitor staying with her husband at Ormescliff met with a serious accident, being knocked over by a motor car and sustaining concussion of the spine. It appears the lady alighted from an omnibus opposite, the Washington Hotel and crossed the road in front of the horses' heads just as a motor landauette turned the corner, the driver of which endeavoured to avoid the accident, but owing to the sudden- ness with which he was confronted with the danger, failed. He, however, pulled up within a. yard of the fallen lady, who was conveyed to the Ormescliff Bearding House and her in- juries attended to. by Dr. Lockhart Mmre. She is progressing satisfactorily. LLANDUDNO AND DISTRICT FIELD CLUB.—The Llandudno and District Field Club paid a visit to Llan Idwal on Monday, August 5th, under the leadership of Mr J. E. Hallmark. Leaving Bethesda in conveyances at 10 a.m., driving up the famous Nant Frangcon. In the avoidable absence of Prof. Phillips, of Bangor University, Mr Besant Lowe, M.A., of Llanfairfechan, gave an interest- ing and instructive account of the Geolcgicai features ,encountered by the way. Arriving at the Cwm, in which the lake. lies, Mr Lowe gave an address, explaining in a most lucid manner the forces of nature. that had combined to bring about the present remarkaible form- ations. The first being volcanic action and the second glaoial, and very fine examples in point were shown in the immediate neighbourhood. Lunch was afterwards partaken of in picnic fashion,, and Mr W. R. Brookes and Mr J. R. Dawson contributed interesting remarks on the history and fok lore of the, district, and the, members then indulged in a botanical ramble. Mr Walter R. Teare, a member of the Isle-of- Man Natural History Society, was a very wel- come, visitor, and to him we owe the very use- ful list of botanical specimens appended. Mr Hallmark during the afternoon led the more active members up the precipitous side, of the Glyder to explore the source of the stream running into the head of the lake, where at an attitude of about 3000 feet a good view was ob- tained of the moraines; the valley with the meandering Ogwen, the Menai Straits, Anglesea and the sea beycnd, and the mountains all round, probably the grandest and wildest in Wales. The party then made for Ogwen Cot- tage for afternoon tea, talk and a walk by Ogwen Lake, returning at 5 to meet the con- veyances to Bethesda, where mine host of the Douglas Arms had something very substantial to put before them. The Botanical list:—Water Lobelia (Lobelia Dartmanna); Starry Saxifrage (Saxifrage Solaris); The Welsh Tufted Saxi- frage (S. deCipiens); Common Lady's Mantles (Alchemilla vulgaris); Mountain Sorrel (Oxyria digyna); Round-leavecl Sundew (Drcsera rotun- difolia); Common Buttervvort (Pingnicula vul- garis'; cross-leaved Heath (Erica Tetralix); fine-leaved Heath (Erica cirerea); Bog Asphodil (Narthecium ossifragum); Dwarf Red Rattle (Pedicularis sylvatica). PRINCE'S THEATRE.—Looking down the attractive fare Mr Ritson has succeeded in bo'-king for his coming dramatic season, we note with pleasure the return of that great dramatic success. "Leah Kleschna," from the New Theatre. London, where it ran for over a vear. This play will be presented at Llan- dudno on August 22nd. 23rd, and 24th.
PIJF-R PAVILION CONCERTS. 13TH GRAND SPECIAL It was the expected that happened at last Saturday evening's concert, a literally packed house, and what, a demonstrative assembly it was, seldom lia-vc-, we heard more hearty and generous applause than on this occasion. With such a Sp-el-iclid house and a most admirable programme and every item given with spirit, it not surprising that encores were being con- tinually demanded, Mr Payne having perforce to do some prunedng, otherwise- it would have been nearer eleven o'clock than ten ere the end would have been reached. MR. HENRY TURNPENNY. Gounod's recit and air, "Lend Me. Your Aid," was Mr Henry Tuun-penny's first song on Saturday evening, and despite the fact that it is the most exacting solo a tenor vocalist can sing, the audience were mo&t persistent in de- manding more, mere bowing, seemingly, made them more- clamorous than before. He com- plied with "Songs of Araby," which he sang m quite his best vein. In the- second half he was equally successful. Hemery's "Awake Beloved," and for an encore "Down the Vale." During the week this vocalist has scored double encores each evening; the songs set down have included Adams' "The Star of Bethlehem"; Faure's "Les Rameaux": Sullivan's "The Sailor's Grave"; Lambert's "Of all Septem- ber"; Blumenthal's "My Queen"; Balfe's "Come into the Garden Maud"; Handel's "Love sounds the Alarm." etc. etc. j MISS ELLEN ARTHAN. Miss Arthan is a pianist that will at no dis- tant date, in our opinion, make a big name for herself in the musical world. This was her first visit to the pier concerts. A gold medalist of the Manchester College of Music, Miss Arthan's services are in frequent demand, not only in her own immediate circle, but at Blackpool, Colwyn Bay, and many other towns. Schumann's Concerto in A Minor (1st move- ment) was the item set down. It was evident from the. outset that Miss Arthan was a pianist of no mean order, indeed there is but one word which will aptly sum up her performance, brilliant. Needless to say. this was one of the items vociferously encored, it MISS ESTHER PALLISER. It is some- six or seven years since Miss Palliser was last heard at Llandudno, and then at. Riviere's Hall. In her renditon of Verdi's Recitand Aria, "Ah Fors e lui," she conclu- sively proved that she retains all her wonted skill and artistic finish. Two encore.s were awarded her during the evening, and whilst each rendition delighted her audience,, we en- joyed best a new song of Liza Lehmann's (from the Vicar of Wakefield) entitled "Prince Charm- ing,"in which the singer herself seemed to' re- vel quite, as much as the audience; it is cer- tainly a song that will become a great favour- ite both with vocalists and audiences. Miss Palliser's encores were "Coming thro' the Rye," and an "American Coon Song." SUNDAY EVENING'S CONCERT. The attendance at Sunday evening's concert was even mc-xe crowded than on Saturday, and judging from the crowds promenading the pier there must have been a record gathering. It certainly has not been our lot to see so many on the pier, and in the pavilion in one night, previous to- Sunday; and the shareholders, despite the. fact that the steamboat traffic is not equal to last season sc far, due to the very indifferent weather, need not fear any reduction in the value cf their shares. MR. ARTHUR PAYNE. Mr Payne gave us one of his delightful violin solos at this concert, Vieuxtemp's "Reverie" (by request). That it was appreciated by every person present was conclusively proved by the stillness with which it was listened to throughout. It was given by Mr Payne in one of his most sympathetic moods; indeed, despite the fast that the popular conductor of this magnificent orchestra is just as hard worked as he can possibly be, not only with his daily weildiiag of the baton at the morn- and evening concerts, but the hundred and one things which daily arise in connection with the arranging of the programmes, he has never been heard -to- better advantage as a soloist than this season, and we are not alone in holding this view. MONDAY EVENING'S CONCERT. A popular programme had been arranged for this evening's concert, including a cornet solo. "The Lost Chord," by Mr Alexander Hall, and a piccolo solo, "The Wren," by Mr F. C. Hatton. We have previously enlarged upon the very clever work of both these soloists, and the audience did not fail to' show their ideas on this point, encores being demanded from each. MR, DAVID CLEGG CONDUCTS HIS OWN COMPOSITIONS. Mr Clegg conducted the orchestra in four short pieces in, different styles, dedicated to Mr Arthur W. Payne. entitled Scena, "World versus Church," "A Song of Melody" (first time of performance), "Morceau" and "Trumpet March." None of the items lost any of their beauties as performed by the orchestra, despite the fact there had been no1 rehearsal. Mr Clegg has juet returned from America, where he has been adding to his reputation as an organist of very considerable note and exper- ience, his success being most complete through- cut his visit. Whilst all the. four items render- ed on Monday evening were of very consider- able merit, we enjoyed "The Church," from the Scena, where the bells and imitation of a grand Church organ, was particularly striking, although equally clever composition was heard throughout the entire series, and we should ,eexta-inly take advantage of the first oppor- tunity whidh afforded of hearing them again. MR. W. S. CASSERLEY (COMPOSER). On Monday morning we heard Mr W. S. Casserley's Introduction and Rondo, which was being performed by request. Bank Holi- day morning performances are not the best opportunities for hearing renditions unless you are particularly well placed inside the pavil- ion, but from what we did he^x we were most favourably impressed, and hope to renew our acquaintance of this youthful composer's work at an evening concert at an early date. DURING THE WEEK. The programmes for each evening have been highly appreciated during the week. It would surprise "The man in the Street" to learn the number of "requests" that reach Mr Payne daily, to play certain items. Many such re- quests being sent by intending visitors to Llandudno, who, seemingly, never consider that the very items they ask for, may have been already, frequently in demand. Mr Payne, whenever possible, obliges the writers, and in doing so. no doubt, he is running a big risk of ungenerous remarks from those not acquainted' with all the facts. There can, however, be little room for real -complaint, as Mr Payne has already placed on the programme this season no less than seventy-five first timers at Llandudno, and many amongst them first performances. To provide programmes ,ea,ch evening to suit all the classes that attend these concerts would be a feat impossible cf accomplishment, in fact. the perfect programme has not yet been written out, but in our opinion MT Payne has reached as near perfec- tion as it is possible to arrive,. and how to do so has not been learnt by one or two seasons at Llandudno but many. and those amongst the, growlers, who not infrequently are heard to say, by no means sotto voce, "I could arrange a better programme myself," remind us of that class of person who konw just exactly how International problems should be solved, how the English cricket team should be chosen and how newspapers should be run—a few of whom exist even in Llandudno. < FOURTEENTH SPECIAL CONCERT. BACKHAUS AND IRENE AINSLEY. For to-night the patrons will bt advised to make a point of arriving early if they wish to secure a seat. Backhaus, the brilliant pianist, will make a welcome appearance, and in addi- tion Miss Irene Ainsley, a most delightful con- tralto vocalist, who made such a lasting impres- sion on the audience in April last, when she made her initial appearance before a Llan- dudno audience. On Sunday evening Mr Frederic Ranalow will commence a three days' I visit, and cm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Miss Edith Evans, a soprano with a big repu- tion. will ipay her first visit to Llandudno. PRESENTATION TO MR. SAMUEL HUGHES. The Samuel Hughes Testimonial grows apace, the amount subscribed up to. Friday noon hav- ing exceeded L-100. Not the least gratifying portion of the future proceedings to Mr Hughes will be the reading of the letters received by the committee along with the subscriptions, which are couched in most eulogistic terms, and wishing the. heartiest success to the fund and many more years of his valuable services to the Pier Company. FIRE AT ROBY HOUSE.—Between seven and eight o'clock on Wednesday morning it was noticed by people living opposite that one of the bedroom windows at Roby House was on fire, Mr Roberts was warned, and he called in the assistance of some joiners, who cut out the window frame and thus prevented the ,spread of the flames, pending the arrival of members of the fire brigade with the hose cart, when the fire was quickly extinguished. MOTORIST FINED.—A case of reckless driv- ing of a motor-car on the Tynycoed Hill, be- tween Llandudno Junction and Llandudno. was heard at the Conway Police Court on Tues- day, The road on the hill in question is only fourteen feet wide, and very steep, and it was owing to the horse attached to a dogcart get- ting out of .control on this hill that a serious carriage accident occurred on Saturday night. The defendant in the c-ase, Mr James Harold Bennett, of 43. Dane-street," Sale, who did not appear, was charged with driving his car, a 20- horse power Darracq, to the danger of the pubic. Superintendent Rees conducted the prosecution, and evidence was given by John Roberts, of Deganwy, cab driver and pro- prietor, Edward William Wells, of Tywyn, and Dr. Morris Williams. Tanyherllan. Trefriw. The magistrates fined the defendant P,10 and costs. After the court a telegram reached the Super- intendent in which it was alleged that the fault lay with the driver of the landau for occupying the middle of the road and for not being at his horse's hesd. Later on Mr Ben- nett himself arrived, and on being told by Mr Rees that he had been fined £ 10 he laughingly said he would go and- pay the money. CARRIAGE ACCIDENT ON TYN-Y-COED HILL.—About seven o'clock on Saturday even- ing a serious carriage accident occurred on the main road between Conway and Llandudno. Mr Rcbson, of Hoylake, had hired a dogcart from Llandudno and with his friend Mr Wil- son was returning to Llandudno. Descending Tynycoed hill Mr Robson lost control of the horse, which galloped down a very steep in- cline and ran away. The occupants jumped out. Mr Robson spraining both wrists and sus- taining other injuries. Near the foot of the hill the runaway dashed into a landau belong- ing to Mr John Roberts. Stanley Hotel, con- taining four ladies, smashing the- shafts and front wheel of the landau into splinters. The occupants, however, escaped injury beyond shock. Nurse Clark, of the Tynycoed Sana- torium, one of the convalescent homes belong- ing to the Birmingham- Hospital Saturday Fund, opposite which the accident occurred, rendered first aid to the injured men. who' were taken to their rooms in Mostyn-sfreet by the driver of a passing motor-car. The horse in the trap broke from the traces and galloped several miles in the direction of Colwyn Bay before it was caught. BACKHAUS AND MADAME ELLA RUS- SELL.—One of the most important of the, musical events of the season is the re-appear- ance at the Pier Pavilion on Monday afternoon next of Backhaus. the celebrated pianist, and Madame Ella Russell, the world-famed prima donna. These two brilliant artistes are always welcome. Sr^ ■ tlleir last visit, to Llandudno both have travelled far. and, in distant lands, have gained fresh laurels. Madame Russell has iust re-turned from a tour in Italy, where she has .added lustre to her already great, re- putation. Backhaus has Tecentlv finished a five months' tour on the Continent, during which he has given recitals in over 100 of the leading towns and cities, being received every- where with the enthusiasm that is only accord- ed to the truly great. At one period of this tour Backhaus played in no fewer than eight different countries within 14 days. i.e,. Austria, Hungary, Germany, France. B-eilgium. Holland, Russia and England. Surely this must- con- stitute a record. "A special hoiio-ur accorded to Backhaus was his selection by H. S. H. Prince Karl of Sehwarzburg-Sonderhausen to give a demonstration .and lecture course at the piano- forte, "Four weeks with the great Masters," at the Sonderhausen Conservatoire. So success- ful did this course. prove that Backhaus was presented with the gold medal for merit. The honour bestowed upon Backhaus by the Prince is a very important one. he having been select- ed from a number of the leading pianists of the dav. It is seldom given to one so young —he is" but 23-to make C so great a Reputation his career has been exceptionally brilliant, but he well merits the success he has won. DO YOU WANT your Watches, Clocks, or Jewellery Repaired in first-class style by Skilful Workmen at really moderate cost? Or have you any articles requiring Re-gilimg, Re- plating? If so, apply to R, Williams, 69, Mostyn Street, Laaad,ida, RECORD OF RECORDS AT THE LLANDUDNO PIER HEAD. No Bank Holiday traffic has previously equalled that of last Monday evening, when Piermaster Roberts handled the enormous crowds and steamboats very cleverly. To an onlooker the scene was a most bewildering one, and only the most skilful seamanship averted, what one time appeared inevitable a serious collision between the nine arriving and depart- ing steamers; happily no such untoward event occurred, and the fully ladened craft were un- loaded, reloaded and sent on their various ways in record time. We have not by us the actual figures, but judging from the crowd waiting in the queue, some eight deep, and half way down the pier, it must have numbered many thousands, and withal it was one of the most orderly and good-natured it has been our lot to see". Albeit Mr Roberts and his staff coped 'with this naturally somewhat excited throng most admirably under the circum- stances. and no accident occurred to mar the day's outing, this fact cannot be overlooked that the pier landing stage is far too small to cope with the. traffi,c of Bank Holiday times, and the pier directorate will in our opinion have to make some heavy structural alterations at an early date in order to acoomir-odate the enormous increase year by year of those visi- tors who elect to travel in the most health- giving, enjoyable and comfortable manner to the Queen of Welsh watering places, viz., by the North Wales Steamship Company's fine fleet of steamers. A glance at our advertise- ment columns will convince the most sceptical that the Company is providing a series of excursions daily, never previously attempted, and the large crowds availing themselves of these excursions is complete evidence of the hearty appreciation of the public. The latest addition to this fleet is the "St. E.lian," under the command of Captain Emberton, who handles this delightful little craft with skill. The fact that his was the only steamer able to come alongside the. pier to embark passengers in a recent high sea, speaks volumes for the seagoing qualities of this steamer, and the skill of its skipper. All information relative to this Company's special trips may 'be obtain- ed from the Company's North Wales Agent, Mr Arthur Parton, at the Company's Office, at the Pier Gates. THE SEARCH FOR LOVE. I wandered through the world believing, till; The lapse of time had bleached my auburn hair, That each life had a counterpart somewhere, Which found, the absent parts would blend and fill In one harmonious union that would still These yearnings—which, for years with patient care I'd sought to end. Till o'er my heart despair (In spite of hope) drew his dark veil with skill. So back to home of childhood once again With heavy heart, and weary feet I trod; When 'mid the friends who met me; marked with pain One face I saw, and knew the chastening rod Of secret love had marked her brow. That stain Has fled-two hearts are joined by love and God. JAMES GRAHAM.
lloots of steamers which kept coming and going to and from the Pier Head. The num- ber of visitors who came for the week-end from Liverpool may be estimated, when it is stated that in addition to "La Marguerite" it was necessary to utilise the "St. El vies" and "St. Tudno" to convey them back to the banks of the Mersey on Monday evening. Mr W. J. Churchill will have cause to re- member his first season as proprietor of the Happy Valley Minstrel troupe. On only two afternoons last year was it found impossible to give the usual afternoon performance on the minstrel plot, but on how many occasions this year rain has abruptly terminated the proceed- ings habitues of the Valley have long ago stopped counting. Bank Holiday fortunately proved fine, and a huge crowd filled the valley and lined the slopes of the hill. Large as was the crowd on the occasion of General Booth's visit, it was dwarfed that of Monday, and it is to be hoped that Mr Churchill reaped a corres- ponding harvest. Another outdoor entertainment, that given by the Scarlet Merrions in Foulkes' Oave, was also extremely well patronised. This company of entertainers are fortunate enough to be able to give their performances in the cave in case of wet weather, from whence the strains of their music may be heard from Church Walks very distinctly. They now give three, performances a day, each of which is. generally well attended. Golf, tennis, bowling and cricket afforded a wide range of pastimes to. select from. Matches were played on the cricket field on Saturday and Monday, the> Llandudno1 Club losing on Saturday to Rhuddlan and beating the Man- chester Y.M.C.A. on Monday. The four-in-hand coaches and also the motor charabancs were well patronised, the absence of dust on Mon- day making the tours very enjoyable. Many hundreds ascending the Great Orme by the, Mountain Tramway, the performances of the White Coons on the Summit being well at- tended.