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r- LOCAL NEWS. DISTINGUISHED VISITORS.—Among the distinguished visitors staying at the- Grand .Hotel are Sir Richard and Lady Musgrave, Sir jHarry and Lady North, the- Dowager Lady Salt .and party, Herr Backhaus, Madame Ella Rus- sell, Herr Kubelik, and Mr H. B. Irving. BROKEN OUT' AGAIN.—Mrs Julia Clarke, .after a brief abstention' from intoxicating liquors, has evidently broken out again, for at Llandudno Police Court on Monday she was fined 5s. and ccsts on tA-o charge of drunken- ness, the offences being committed on July 26th and August 7th.—Superintendent Rees said the police had made thorough enquiries, and ascertained she had not been served in any public house.—It might be a good thing for Mrs Clarke, who is possessed of independant means, if the. women who are known to pro- cure drink for her were brought up for aiding .and abetting if such a course can be taken. CHILDREN'S SPECIAL, SERVICE MISSION AT LLANDUDNO.—The usual holiday service, have been held during the past weeks on the Beach (opposite the Imperial (Hotel) every week-d" and in the Happy Valley on Sunday. Dr. Jays, C.M.S., of Northern Nigeria, on Fri- day last addressed a huge missionary meeting on the shore, his message being pray, pay, preach. In the Happy Valley nearly 2,000 peo- ple heard Mr Edmund Carte show the children in his telling way how they might be really free. On Monday a lantern service was held, which—despite the high wind-was completely successful, some of the children's designs being very effective. Dr. Hertslet,, the missionary for this week, on Friday, told a large audience his experiences under the South African General Mission in Natal and Zululand. An even more comprehensive programme has been arranged for next week. "THE DAIRYMAIDS."—An exceptional treat will be provided for theatre-goers in Llandudno next week, when Mr Robert. Courtneidge's Company will appear for the first time, at the Grand Theatre, in the great London musical production, "The Dairymaids, which ran for many nights at the Apollo Theatre, London, where it was witnessed by His Majesty the King, who was so highly amused at the antics of the irresponsible handyman (Joe Mivens a splendid character), and the irrepressible young squire. The authors of the book, Mi- Robert Courtneidge and Mr A. M. Thompson, have given us in "The Dairymaids," a very coherent plot, the incidents leading up to a series of ludicrous entanglements that keeps an audience in a humorous mood throughout this bright and witty musical comedy, which has been exceedingly popular wherever produced. The piece will be given on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We feel sure this exceedingly bright entertainment will meet with a fitting reception. CYCLING ACCIDENT ON TYNYCOED HILL.—The steep and narrow hill leading into Llanrhos was the scene of another accident on Wednesday morning, the third during the cur- rent month. On this occasion, Thomas Roberts, Clifton Road, Llandudno, insurance agent, was .riding down the hill on his bicycle, and in avoiding collision with a landau and motor car, was thrown off his machine, and his head coming into contact with the wall he was ren- dered unconscious. Roberts was under the im- pression that he had been struck by the car, but John Roberts, driver of the iLandau, is ,emphatic in asserting that the motor car pulled up before reaching Roberts, who after being ministered to by the owners of the car was con- veyed in another vehicle to the Sarah Nicol .CoOttage Hospital. Fortunately his injuries were not as serious as first thought, and after the wounds had been dressed he was allowed to go home. MOTOR CAR OVERTURNED ON PENRHYN HILL.—The steep Penrhyn Hill, just outside Llandudno, was the scene on Sunday afternoon of an exciting motor car accident. The driver ,of a car, which is believed to have come from Southport, ,commenced to descend the hill without first having applied his brakes. The car went down hill at a great rate, and to make- matters worse the driver ob- served a cab going down the- hill in front of him and a trap coming up, and he had to choose between running into the roadside or into the vehicle. He chose the former alterna- tive, with the result that the car was com- pletely overturned and its occupants, to the number of three or four, including a child, were thrown out. Fortunately only one person, a man, was anything like seriously injured, and he was conveyed to Llandudno with a broken arm. The car was so badly damaged that it was two hours before it was righted and able, to' proceed upon its journey towards Colwyn Bay. A CHURCHMAN'S OPINION OF "LEAH .KLESCHNA."—In relation to the return visit •of "Leah Kleschna" next Monday, Tuesday .and Wednesday to the Prince's Theatre, the opinion of a prominent Divine, whom Messrs Armitage and Leigh had invited to witness the performance at the- King's Theatre, London, will be interesting:—"I was able to avail my- self of your kindness, and I took two ladies with me to see "Leah Kleschna." We all en- joyed it so much. To say it is a good play is hardly enough. The ladies wept at the .pathetic parts, and I was very much impressed. I think you are making a right move in stag- ing such plays with such a moral attached, and I hope it will help to educate the public to care for the outcast and the' fallen ones. There is too much vindictive justice. Wishing you every success in your praiseworthy efforts to strike a happier note for those who have sinned and yet are not beyond redemption. Again thanking you." Messrs Armitage and Leigh are, and have always been avowed pre, .senters of plays that make for good only. Wit- ness their other play, "Lucky Durham" (which is at the Prince's Theatre, August 22nd, for three nights). The Company presenting "Leah Kleschna." is without exception one of the most powerful now touring, including as it does such well-known artistes as Bessie Rignold, William Clayton, Campbell Goldsmid, Hamil- ton Deane, and William F. Grant, as Paul Sylvaine. GAS METER TOO FAST.—W. T. Parker, The ■ Creamery, wa,s sued at Llandudno Police Court on Monday for the balance of gas account, amounting to £5 16s. 4d.—Mi J. E. Hallmark represented defendant, who alleged that the gas meter was defective, and that he was over- charged.—Mr A. Conolly, for the Llandudno Council, admitted that tests had proved that the meter was 3.9 fast on February 6th. 2.56 on May 7th, and 3.73 on July 23rd.—Evidence in support of the claim was given by Hugh Evans, rate collector, and of the testing of the ,meter (which was taken away from the Creamery C'n January 29th.—Mr Walter Shadbolt said dry meters did sometimes go fast owing to the shrinking of the leather inside.—In reply to Mr .Hallmark, witness said it was not likely that a meter registering 3.9 fast on February. 6th would be 10 per cent fast a few days -e;arlier.-For the defendant Mr Hallmark sub- mitted that Mr Parker's gas bills amounted to ,on an average between iP,2 and R,3 per quarter, and that when he was presented with a bill fcr treble the amount, knowing that he had not used more than usual in his business, he de- clined to pay.—Mr Parker having given evi- dence as to the amount of gas used by him and for what purpose, an order for payment was made, subject to 7s. 6d. being deducted re- presenting the amcunt overcharged. "BELLE OF MAYFAIR" AT THE GRAND 'THEATRE.—It is not easy to say anything new about a musical comedy. The success of "The Belle of Mayfair," however, is undoubtedly ,due to the fact that the quality is good all round, and Mr Leslie Stuart has treated us to some of the prettiest and freshest music that has been heard in musical comedy for a long time. Mr Milton Bode is sending a very strong company to the Grand Theatre next Mondav. "Tuesday and Wednesday. Taken altogether it will be an unusually attractive performance, and should draw good houses. The part of "The "Belle" willI be played by Miss Queenie Finnis, who 'will be heard in several very catchy songs. Miss Agnes Sandy as Princess is winsome and clever, and is a vocalist of undoubled merit. Miss Nelly Cozens will be seen as Lady Ross- lyn. and will also appear as the Gibson Girl. and sing the famous song, "Why do they call me a Gibson Girl." Mr Harry Parker as Sir John ChaEclicDte- has a part, which is said to suit him admirably, and he keens the audience in a merry mood. The Earl of Mount Highs-ate will be played by Mr Haddon Cave. Mr Fern Pounds as Raymond Finchley. Mr Gwvn AlKvvn as Hugh Meredith, all contribute to the general success of the plav. The piece will be handsomely mounted and dressed, and the chorus is said to be a very strone one. and to' 'support- the principals very creditably.

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