VOCALISTS AT PIER CONCERTS. MISS LUCY XUTTALL (Contralto). April 16th to 20th. Photo by Edge, Limited. ME, WALTER HAIGH, Conductor, Pier Orchestra. I "Niliss CECILE BRiANT (Soprano). April 18th. =. MR. DENBIGH COOPER (Baritone). N April 17th to 24th.
LOCAL NEWS. RAINFALL FOR MARCH.—The rain- fall during the month of March at Llan- dudno was 2.270 inches. SUNSiBJINiE RECORD.—The total number of hours of bright sunshine re. corded at Llandudno for week ending April 12th was 45 hours 1 minute. The rainfall for the same week was 0.190 inches. ARRIVAL OF THE S.S. ST. TUDNO. The Steamship St. Tudna; Captain Wil- liams in command, arrived at the pier on the first trip of the season this Thursday afternoon, with over 400 passengers, who judging by the quantity of luggage, in- tend making Llandudno their head- quarters this Eastertide. The band of the Training Ship "Indefatigable" was on board and played selections. Mr W. H. Dodd, managing director, andl Mr Brew, secretary to the Company, were also on iboard. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCILS' COX FIO REXCE3 n response to the üir- cular letter received from the Clerk to the Urban District Councils' Associaiton, it has been decided to recommend the Coun- cil to appoint Mr Councillor J. McMaster and the Clerk to represent the Council 'at the annual meeting of the Association and Conference of Urban District Coun- cils, and to be held .at Wallasey on the 9th 10th, and; 11th of July next. The Clerk was instructed to call thisi Committee to- gether to consider the agenda of the annual meeting and conference when re- ceived. The Clerk was instructed to order the usual number of copies of the proceedings of the Conference for the use of the members of the Council. ANOTHER MEAN THEFT.—At a Special Court on Thursday morning, be- for Dr. Dalton andMr J. O. Thomas, a youth of 17 named Thomas. Devine was charged with stealing the sum of 28s., the property of his employer, Mr Rowland .Jones, carriage proprietor, the theft hav- ing been committed on the 13th November last. Mrs Rowlandi Jones, wife, of Rowland .Jones-, gave evidence in support, and said that in November last year she had pri- soner in her employ for three weeks. On the 13th of November she gave him. £,1 to go to the telephone office and 8s. to Mr Edwin Turner for rent. She did not see him again until that day.—Inspector -Owen said that on Wednesday he received the prisoner from Manchester City police, he having been released from Strange- ways Prison that morning. He charged a,ccusedi, who admitted the theftl and that hel went by tram to-Colwyn Bay and book- ed to Manchester.—Prisoner pleaded guilty, and said that if the magistrates would give him a chance he would turn over a, new leafv Three weeks in Strange- ways had taught him a lesson.—A woman in court offered to find the, lad a, home, but the magistrates committed him to prison for one month. WANTED TO BE LOCKED UP.— On Monday night a tramp named Beckett knocked at the door of the Police, Oourt and asked to be locked up. He was accom- modated and next morning sentenced to seven days' imprisonment under the Vagrancy Act. PROPOSED INCORPORATION OF LLANDULiNO.—A poll of the electors. took place on Saturday ta, decide whether it was desirable to proceed with an appli- cation for the Incorporation of Llan- dudno as a Borough. Very little interest was taken in the question as will be shewn by the figures given below. The number voting at the Police Station was 110; Town Hall, 139; Craigydon, 41; Carlton, 40; total,, 330. In favour, 92; against, 237; void for uncertainty, 1; total, 330. Majority against, 145. The total number of votes on register, includ- ing duplicates, is 2,033. PREFERRED TO GO TO GAOL.—At a Special Police Court on Tuesday, be- fore Mr W. Bevan and Mr J. O. Thomas, Peter Sla,vin, painter, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Back Madoc Street the previous evening, and with' also breaking a window and crockery. He was fined 2s. 6d. and costs, and ordered to pay 5s. damage.—Although he had nearly £ 3 in his pocket defendant pre- ferred to go to prison for seven days to paying the finei. LLANDUDNO UNITED1 CHOIR.— That the Llandudno United Choir, under the conductorship of Mr Yaughan Humphreys, should have journeyed to Rhyl on Monday next to compete in the test piece of the Eisteddfod competition, Dr. Parry's "I was tossed by the wave." Unfortunately the requisite number of members! was not forthcoming, and the projected visit of Llandudno's hope ha,s had to be a-bandoned. We understand that the choir will commence to practice in real earnest the first week in October, and judging from what we heard of them, a, few weeks ago, we have every confidence that they will make a name for themselves in choir circles, and we, wish them every possible success in their career. FUNERAL OF MRS. CHARLOTTE, HARDY.—On Thursday there were in- terred in the new portion of the St. Ffraid's Parish Churchyard the remains of Mrs Charlotte Hardy, formerly of tho Prince of Wales Hotel, Llandudno. According to the wishes of the deceased lady the interment took place in the new Cemetery attached to the, Parish Church. Mrs Hardy had been under medical treat- ment for a time, but death occurred very suddenly. The funeral was a, private one, and the officiating minister was the Rector of the Parish. Wreaths and! flowers were sent by the following friends:—Mr and Mrs Coates, Tynytwyll, Glan Conway; Mr and Mrs Williams, Denver House, Llandudno; Mrs Martin, Ventnor House, Llandudno; Mrs Jones, Elenhurst Junc- tion; Miss Barron, Elenhurst; Miss Hughes, Denver House. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr David Davies, Penybont, Glan Conway.
LLANDUBNO URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. THE. NEWi CHAIRMAN. At a meeting; of the Llandudno Urban Council in committee on Thursday it was deddedi that Mr W. H. Jones be appoint- ed chairman for the ensuing year. The Chairman elect, who is a native of Llandudno, is: a retired builder, and has rendered valuable service to the town, particularly on the Works Committee, over which he has presided for several years. The formal election takes place at the monthly meeting next Wednesday.
NATURE JOTTINGS. APRIL 13.—Large numbers of guille- 9 mots and razorbills have already returned to the rock-shelves on the cliffs their pelagicl wanderings which usually extend over a period of six months have again ended: spring is urging them once more to land. Many of the birds are love- making, but instead of indulging in sweet- toned utterances, they grunt. I could not, yesterday, see any pUlffins on the water be- low the lighthouse: but, although they generally make their appearance with the guillemots, there is seldom more than a handful at the best of times. Wheatears have ceased to, be rare in the district, and chiffchaffsa,re to be heard in more than one wood. Wet are waiting now for the willow wren. "A. O. A." has been good enough toO" show me the whereabouts of a clump of j white-flowering sweet violet plants (Viola' odorata v. alba) which he recently dis- covered. Of course these plants may pos- sibly have been dropped there, or have gone astray from some garden, but never- theless the plant is well established. There is a spot in the neighbourhood, not fa.r from a public raa,d) where the flowers of the! sweet violet are mauve, not the usual purple, a peculiarity which has rightly caused no little curiosity. I understand that many flowers were to be found at this latter spot some few years ago, but probably that because it is in too conspicuous a situation the plant is now slowly and surely disappearing. R. W. J.
REQUEST FOR REDUCED PRICE FOR ELECTRIC L,IGHT'At a meeting of the Llandudno Electricity Committee a letter was read from the Secretary to the Grocers' Association suggesting a reduc- tion in the" price of electric current. The electrical engineer was requested to con- sider and report upon the question. Security against pulmonary troubles, or against serious afetr-effects should they once gain a hold of your system can be obtained by regular doses of "Carragol," which may be obtained from Winter and Co., Chemists, Llandudno. Sold in bottles from Is. upwards.
PIER PAVILION CONCERTS. To-night (Thursday) the long-looked forward to opening of the concert season will take place, and we predict there will be a record attendance of patrons present to heartily welcome the gentlemen of the orchestra and their conductor, Mr Walter Haigh. Mr F. 8.iegl will again be the leade, and Mr G. Atkinson, the solo pianist. No little interest will be centered upon whom the selection has fallen to complete the orchestra, which will of course not be at full strength until the arrival of Mr Payne at Whitsuntide. It will interest our readers to learn that Mr A. W. Payne is now an F.E.A.M. This "Fellowship" having quite recently been conferred upon him for "Distinguished Services in the. Art of Music." Mr Payne's many friends wll join us in hearty con- gratulations, and will also agree that he is thoroughly deserving of the honor con- ferred. From the London press we learn that Mr Payne will again be conducting the famous London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. THURSDAY NIGHT'S PROGRAMME. The following is the. programme for to- night (Thursday): -Welsh Airs" (God- frey); Overture, "Raymond" (Thomas); Cowen's Old English Airs/ "Lovers Minuet, and "Peasant's Dance"; sonsr Gluck's "Chei Faro," by Miss Lucy Nuttall; Hungarian Czardo's "Der Gust des Wojowoden" (Grossman); Wagner's selection, "Flying Dutchman; overture, Le Domino Noir" (Auber); new waltz, "Waltz Dream," Oscar Strauss. The rage of London; song, "A Summer Night" (Goring Thomas) by Miss Lucy Nuttall; Dvorak's "Humoreske" and selection. "The Merry Widow." FIRST SPECIAL CONCERT SATUR- DAY, APRIL 15th. All SS OECILE: BRANI is the special artiste engaged: for the concert. Her songs will include Sullivan's Recit and Aria, "Ivanhoe" and Foster's "Good-bye." Miss Brani will make her debut before the Pier Pavilion audience on this occasion, never having been heard previously at Llandudno. The, press criticisms say Miss Brani sings exceedingly well, and that she is the possessor of a pure and true voice, fine emotional gifts, which she keeps under right and fitting restraint. For four seasons she has sung at the Covent Garden in French, Italian, and German Opera.
LLANDUDNO FIELD CLUB. ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS. PRIZE! SCHEME! ADOPTED. The annual meeting of the members of the Llandudno and District Field Club was held at the Cocoa House on Monday evening, presided over by Mr Willoughby Gardner, F.L.S., F.EL8L, F.R.G.S., there being a good attendance. THE SECRETARY'S REPORT. Mr L. Si. Underwood, honorary general secretary, reported, that since the date of the last general meeting eighteen mem- bers had joined the club, that owing to losses by removal and resignation the total membership had been reduced to 77. During December, however, the com- mittee received the names of nineteen per- sons who wished to join the Club, so that there was every prospect of the member- ship being largely increased during the year. During the year there had been twenty- three excursions, and field meetings, the whole of which were well attended. On five occasions the members were, enter- tained to tea, for which hospitality the club was indebted to Lady Augusta Mos- tyn, Col. the Hon. Henry Mostyn, the Abergele Antiquarian Society, Sir Harry Reichel, Professor R. W. Phillips, and the Dean of Bangor. During the winter session nine papers were read by members and: a conversazione, held at the Imperial Hotel, the latter being a most successful gathering. EXCAVATION AND RESEARCH WORK IN WALES. Continuing, the Secretary announced that the Club had been invited to assist a special committee formed in Liverpool for excavation research in Wales and the Marches. The club was not asked for financial assistance, but to schedule and record all the sites of ancient camps, and anything of interest tiha,t might lead to discovery. Excavations would be con- ducted if the committee thought it desir- able. The Committee had appointed Mr Bezant Lowe, M.A., to represent the club. and he had consented to do so.—(Hear, hear.) With the object of encouraging natural science the committee had decided to offer prizes for the best local collec- tions, essays, photographs, etc., the scheme for which would be printed: and circulated amongst the members at an early date. In concluding, the report dealt with the desirability of the club having a. room for storing the specimens, etc., collected, and in which the library could be housed. The Cbmlmitteé, also desired to' place on record their appreciation of the work of their first honorary secretary and the loss the club had sustained through his re- moval to another district. THE. LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. The report of the Librarian and Curator, Mr Gresley Jones, was read, which drew attention to the need of a permanent room to store specimens and keep the books, a full list of which was included in the report. THE BALANCE SHEET. Mr C. Greenhalgh, hon. treasurer, pre- sented the balance sheet, which showed that financially the club was in a very healthy condition, the balance in hand being £ 16 6s. 7d. The reports and balance sheet were un- animously adopted. ELECTION OF OFFICERS. The following officers were elected for the year:—President, the" Right Hon. Lord Mostyn; vice-presideras, Mr Wil- loughby Gardner, Colonel the Hon. Henry Mostyn, and Professor Phillips, Bangor; treasurer, Mr C. Greenhalgh; excursion secretary, Mr W, R. Brookes; curator and librarian, Mr Gresley Jones; lecture secretary, Mr M. Barnett; general secre- tary, Mr L. S. Underwood; committee, Mr J. E. Hallmark, Mr W. Bezant Lowe, Mr R. W. Jones, Mr A. H. Hughes, and Mr W. T. Brocklehurst; auditor, Mr E. P. Morris. Dr. Lawrie was elected an honorary member of the club. THE PRIZE SCHEME. At the request of the Chairman, the Secretary read the prize scheme adopted by the committee, as follaws Class 1, open to, any member of the Field Club.—An annual prize of El for the best collection of objects, essays, notes of observations, or photographs illustrating the natural science of the Club's district. Class 2 (open to all under 17 years of age residing in the C'reuddyn District). First prize, 7s. 6d.; second prize, 5s. in ea-eh of three competitions to be, announced ,annual. The competitions for 1908 are (1). For the best descriptions (accom- panied by drawings and dried specimens) of the entire plants and dissected flowers of the buttercup, and daisy. (2). For the ,best account of the life history of the starling. (3) FOr the ibe,st set of four photographs of any natural history sub- ject (quarter plate). I After some discussion the scheme was approved. Mr Willoughby Gardner offered prizes of J31 Is. and 10s. 6d. for the best col- lection of local place names, etc., and Mr Bezant Lowe a prize of 10s. 6d. for the 'best collection of fossils and rocks col- lected within a radius of 12 miles. Both offers were accepted and the donors thanked. Full details will be in- cluded in the prize scheme. THE PUFFIN ISLAND TRIP. Votes of thanks to the retiring officers having been passed Mr Arnold intro- duced the question of another trip, to Puffin or even to Bardsey Isle. Many visitors he thought would be glad to join such excursions. The Chairman said that personally he would be glad to join such excursions, but it should be remembered that permission to visit many places was given as a favour to the club and probably would not be given if the party included a large num- ber of visitors. The matter was left to the committee. PUBLISHING THE "PROCEEDINGS" A lengthy discussion took place on the question of publishing the proceedings of the club. Eventually, on the motion of Mr G. A. Humphreys, seconded by Mr Roger Dawson, a resolution was passed suggesting to the committee the desir- ability of such being done, under strict editorship. THE, EARLY CHRISTIAN MONUMENT. The Chairman announced that the early Christian stone at Tyddyn Holland had been removed from its perillous position to the church at Llanrhos. The Rev. John Jones had given permission for this to be done, and he proposed that the thanks of the Club be forwarded to him for so doing. This was carried unanimously, and the proceedings terminated.
THE ADVERTISER SAYS That the poll in reference to the question of the Incorporation of Llandudno can only be correctly described as farcical. That only 330 voted out of a total elec- torate of 2,033. That although the latter number includes duplicates probably not more than one- fifth of the electors took the trouble to go to the, poll. That this proves very little interest was taken in the question. That it is certain we shall hear little more about the proposal taking a practi- cal form for a number of years—except, perhaps, in after dinner speeches. That eighteen shares in the Llandudno Pier Company were sold by auction on Wednesday evening. That bidding 'for the, first half dozen started at £ 18, and they were finally knocked down at the record price of £.22, 10s. per share. That the remaining two lots were sold at the same price. That the purchasers were Messrs Swinner- ton, Sumner, and Bellis That we observe among the distinguished visitors to Llandudno the name of Lady Hanmer, of Bettisfield Pax*. who is staying at Yofk Villa. J That a special show of "Onoto" self-feed- ing fountain pens are on view at The Lounge, Mostyn Street. That the Chairman of the Urban Council for the coming year will be Mr W. H. Jones. That this statement, although not official, is on the authority of one associated with the inner circle^ and the, outcome of an understanding arrived at twelve months ago. Tha,t it will be welcome news to all that the poor rate has been again reduced by a penny in the pound. That it is also anticipated with confidence t,hat the Urban District Rate, will also be reduced. That the annual meeting of the Y.M.C. A. t,ook place on Tuesday evening last. That the annual report in full appears in our columns. That whilst the Y. ML CIA. has done, and is doing, an excellent amount of good solid work amongst the youth of our, town, there is not that support being meted out to it originally promised. That now that the Free Library scheme has been definitely settled the recreation room will be done avtay with. That this should result in an increased roll of membership at the Y.M.C.A. That it is quite on the cards that the Llan- dudno Chess Club will take up their abode under its roof. That a very generous supporter of the Y.M.C.A. has promised; to provide a billiard Table about October next. That the committee deserve the warmest support of all concerned, and it is hoped the membership, will increase by leaps and bounds. That some new blood has been introduced on to the Committee of Management, and being enthusiasts, great things are expected. That one member has promised to write notes weekly for our columns of what is going on under the roof of the Y.M.C.A. That. to-night (Thursday) the first concert of the season will be given at the Pier Pavilion. That Miss Xuttall. the vocalist, needs no introduction to Llanoudnoites. That the visitors will, on hearing her, agree with the unanimous verdict de- livered after the Autumn concerts, "A -eharming singer." That the "Bioscope" has now entered upon its season series of entertainments, and we can with the greatest confidence in- vite our visitors to patronise, this, the only all the year round entertainment in our midst. That Mr Samuel Hughes, junr., is always up-to-date, and as a proof of his popu- I larity we have only to refer to his recent benefit performance, when the house was literally packed. Tha.t the Roller Skating Rink is gaining in popularity. That those who follow the special exhibi- tion of Mr David Bennett should bennett-fit later on. That the comforts of rink skating at the Hippodrome are Al at Lloyd's. That the resident manager is not Mr Barnes of New York, That he hails from Vieksburgh, U.S.A. That it is his natural retiring nature which prevents him being seen skating at. his best on the rink. That as a matter of fact he is a shining light, of the rinking world. That the proprietor, Mr C. P. Crawford, has not yet personally tried the merits of the Hippo rink. That just now he is making things hum in the rinking world, which include, Liver- pool, Newcastle, Glasgow, and at an early date several fresh rinks will be opened under his management. That his visits, once a week to Llandudno, are purely in search of much-needed rest. That the "Cinderella" en the 13th May is being looked forward to with consider- able, interest. That there is no truth :n the rumour that rinking charges are TO be increased. That, they will, except on special occa- sions, remain the same as now througcu out the season. That. Mr John Bellis retired from his post of Rate Collector on Tuesday last, after 28 years' service. That Mr Bellis has never, during the whole of that period, distrained or issued a warrant on defaulting rate- payers. That, he has, we learn, from a- Councillor, more than once paid the demands out of his own pocket, trusting to the honor of those assisted to refund the, amount. That he has in consequence many times been a heavy loser by the, transaction. That since 1880 the rates harve risen from £ 3000 to something like £ 13,500. That the heartiest wishes of a, large circle of friends will follow Mr Bellis in his retirement. That several important- hockey matches, football and golf matches will take place this Eastertide. That the soccer cup match between Holy- head and Greenfield en Saturday for _C4 the third time of asking, after extre time being played, should be a special tit-bit. That the Llandudno United'. Choir, whicl: should have competed at the Rhy Eisteddfod on Easter Monday, has cr4 off. That the requisite number of 40 could no be guaranteed. That many of the members constituting the choir found Easter Mcnday a ver: inconvenient day. That we understand Mr Vaughan Hum phreys, the conductor, will commenc in real earnest with this Choir i: October next. That the North Wales S.S. Co. commene their Easter Sailings to-day (Thursday That the local represntative of this com paiiy, Mr Arthur Parton, is making rapid recovery from his recent seriou indisposition. That the Llandudno Coaching and liD Motor Charabanc Co, have arranged fc a series of special trips to places of ii terest in the surrounding neighbour hood. That the Grand! Theatre will open Saturday for four nights with "Is Ma ria.ge a Failure." That at the Prince's Theatre will be pr duced "Sapho" and "In the Soup."
MAKE OF GAS.-The total make gas this year to March 28th has bet 81,297,000 cubic feet, an increase 10,736,000 feet a,s compared with a si lar period last year. The total m from February 29th tc March 28th 5,633,000, an increase of 711,000 as o pared with the corresponding period year. "Carragol" is nutritive, stimulating invigorating—good fcr lung and bo building, good for making good t ravages of Lung Troubles. Buy a boj to-day from Winter and Co., Cheir Llandudno. Price Is. aDd upwards.