PIER PAVILION CONCERTS. LOOKING BACKWARD. The special concerts come and' go, and the prOigmmme of music, vocal and instrumental, continues to keep the crowd of visitors happy, interested and delighted. The programmes have this year proved .-eminently successful, and one has but to make .a marginal note at the end of each evening, reckon up the number of pieces and songs en- ,cored and note, the general applause which greets almost every item, to get a very good idea of Mr Payne's capabilities in the way of ,catering for his audiences. The singers change, new faces appear, and old favourites return, ,ea,ch and all standing on their merits and wel- ,comed accordingly. A large proportion of the audiences have "been made up of visitors, whose faces have ■become familiar to us through their repeated 'visits to Llandudno, many attracted, no doubt, by the music which has for so many years 'been a remarkable feature of the Pier IPavilion. It seems but a few weeks ago since the open- -ing of the concert season of 1908, and now, here we are rapidly approaching the last week 'in September, and the twenty-third concert ,week wall soon be a thing of the past. Cer- tain it is, that the fame and popularity achieved by this orchestra., long ago, has this year become still more determined and intensi- fied, and the individual members may rest assured that their efforts to please the public have, on all sides, met with the warmest ap- preciation, and the highest praise.. ? Mr Arthur Payne will conduct his last con- cert at the Pier for this season to-night (Saturday), and he will be accorded a flatter- ing send-off. All the world' knowls it will be "au revoir" and not good-bye; and also that, for another fortnight, a, portion of the orchestra will remain in our midst under the baton of Mr Walter Haigh, the sub-conductor, It is ancient history now, but still worth ireoorlding that it is to Mr Haigh and his brother musicians the credit is due for intro- ducing in our midst, amongst other famous vocalists, Mr Herbert Brown and Miss Lucy Nuttall, and we are looking forward with more -than oædJinary interest to the next fortnight's ,extension concerts, and no little expectation, ■and from all accounts wier shall not be dis- appointed:. LOOKING FORWARD. Mr and Mrs Arthur W. Payne are, leaving Llandudno for the winter, on Sunday next, and we understand they hope to visit the Capitals ,of Europe ere they again return to Llandudno; After such a strenuous time we could have wished that Mr Payne was taking his vacation now insteard of later; but he finds it absolutely imposSlible, and on Monday morning he com- mences the rehearsals for the forthcoming Bristol Festival, and his very important posi- tion, as conductor of the Royal Amateur Orchestral Society, has to be considered. Con- ,cening this appointment, which was first made public in these columns, we cull the follow- ing from a London journal:- "It will be remembered that I recently noted the retirement of Mr Arthur Payne from the position of conductor to the Stock Ex- ,change Orchestral Society. I am glad to learn he has been appointed to succeed Mr Ford1 as conductor of the Royal Amateur Orchestral Society. The appointment must be peculiarly gratifying to, Mr Payne, as he has been elected by the members of the orchestra, which is the "best possible proof of their confidence in his abilities. Hit/heirto the, appointment has been :a matter of patronage. On this occasion the members petritioill.ed that they might elect iheir own conductor, and the King has con- gratulated the Society on its selection." Mr Payne has received many letters of con- gratulations, and amongst them is one from the Hon. Secretary of the Society, which is as follows: — "Dear Mr Payne,—I have much pleasure in informing you that I have to-day received official intimation from Lieut,-Col. Sir Arthur Bigge that H.R.H. The Prince of Wales approves of your appointment, in succession to Mr Efnest Ford, as conductor to the Royal Amateur Orchestral Society." We also learn that Mr Payne has been asked to conduct the London Symphony Orchestra, at the Royal Albert Hall, for several Sunday concerts, and also the Playgoers Club Concert on Sunday, November 15tJh, so that what with his professional work at the Guild Hall School and his Provincial Tours we imagine Mr Payne will be kept very busy. Mr Payne, in a brief chat during a few minutes of one of the intervals, spoke in the warmest terms of appreciation for the pier QTchesira and.' the audienee"anid he is already looking forward to returning to us in May next. Mr and Mrs Payne will leave on Sunday with the heartiest wishes for the future, of all who know them, The. many thousands of visi- tors to Llandudno will join with the residents in following the career of Mr Payne with added interest from the. fact that he has secured such an important appointment—and this on merit alone—and further, it has the. approval of Royalty. SEVENTEENTH GRAND SPECIAL. MR. HERBERT BROWN (Baritone). Gounod" s "Vulcan's Song" (Philemon et Baucis) was the song set down to Mr Brown's name, and the applause which signalised his appearance having subsided, he. gave a. most perfect rendition of this most famous song, J. E. West's "Cheerily 0!" followed as an I encore, and only just escaped a further de- mand. German's "Glorious Devon" in the second half was' equally acceptable at the hands of the large audience, and again Mr Brown had to respond; indeed throughout his week's visit this vocalist has met with his usual success at Llandudno, and. double en- cores have been again secured by him,. He. may have been in equal voice on prior visits, but he certainly has never sung better, and thoroughly deserves the innumerable good things expressed by the audience. MR. FREDERIC1 SIEGL (Solo Violinist). MT Siegl is playing just now at his best, and
LLANDUDNO PIER PAVILION CONCERTS. MADAME MAROHESI (Soprano). Last Special, September 26th. MR. WALTER HAIGH, Conductor of Extension Concerts. MR. H. A. DUNN, Hon. Secretary Extension Concerts, Photos by Edge, Limited.
LOCAL NEWS. NOTIE.-Sev,erallette,rs have been crowded out owing to heavy pressure on our space. Those of special interest to our readers will be inserted next week. THE JOHN BRIGHT SCHOOL.—As the re- sult of the recent examination for entrance Scholarships at the University College of North Wales, the Richard Owen Scholarship of the total value of £90 has been won by Claude Davies, of the John Bright School. NEW ORGANIST FOR CHRIST CHURCH.— Mr Eivion Jones, organist of Salem Welsh Congregational Chapel Carnarvon, .and pre- vious to that of Zion Welsh Calvinistic Chapel, Llanrwst, has been appointed organist j of Christ Church, Llandudno, and will take up his duties at the end of October. ST BEIUNO MISSION.—Harvest thanksgiving ) services were held at St. Beuno's Mission Room on the Great Orme on Wednesday evening. The church had been beautifully de- corated for the occasion by lady members of the Mission. The preacher was the Rev. R. Jones, Heneglwys. The service was conducted in W.el. GOGARTIH FRIENDLY SOCIETY.—The quarterly meeting of the above was held in the Town Hall on Friday evening, presided over by Mr John Roberts, Bryn Celyn. The balance sheet was read by the secretary, Mr J. R. Evans, Beech Grove, showing that as the result of the quarter's working a balance of £99 7s. 7dl. lis to be, added to the dividend account, which now stands at C275. The amount of sick pay was reported to have been exceptionally heavy, being already equal to the amount paid during the whole of last year. On the motion of the chairman a vote of con- dolence was passed with the widow of the late Mr John Williams, Norton, an old member of the Society, who had passed away during the quarter. The Society is now the strongest in the town, and numbers close on four hundred members. DEATH OF A LLANDUDNO TRADESMAN. —We regret to announce the! death, which took place in Liverpool Infirmary on Sunday, of Mr J, R. Williams, draper, Lloyd Street. Mr Williams hardlgone to the infirmary to undergo an operation, which at first was thought to have been successful, but compli- cations set in from which he suffered great pain, and which terminated fatally as already stated. Deceased, who was only 33 years of age, was the eldest son of the late Mr James Williams, T'y Isa,. and after serving his ap- prenticeship with his cousin, Alderman Robt. Roberts, and spending some time, in London. entered into business on his own account in Lloyd Street. A young man of quiet, but genial nature, he was very popular in his own circle, was an active worker in the Tabernacle Sunday School, of which he was for some time secretary, He identified himself with all the work of that dhurch, which this year has by the hand of death suffered very severely. Much sympathy is felt with his only brother, and with Miss Dossie Davies, neice of the Rev. David Davies, Trevida, to whom deceased was shortly to have helen. married. The. funeral took place on Wednesday at St. Tudno. and was very largely attended. The officiating ministers were the Revs. David1 Davies, and H. Bryn Davies, of the Tabernacle Church. TO COMMEMORATE THE DEAD.—On Sun- day the memorial to the bellringers of Holy Trinity Church who, volunteered for service, and died in the Boer War will be unveiled and dedicated by the Rev. Ll. R. (Hughes, M.A., Rector of Llandudno, at the evening service, commencing at 6 30. The local members of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Artillery and Im- perial Yeomanry will attend the church in unifülrmand take, part in the ceremony. LLANDUDNO ART CLASSES.—The results of the Board of Education Art Examinations are now to hand as, follows: -Geoinetrdeal drawing: Evan Roberts, 1st class; Hywel S. Davies and Margaret E. Nevitt, 2nd class, Model drawing: Annie P. Edwards and Maude Nathan Jones, 2nd class. Freehand drawing1: Jane Weeds and Fred W. Forrester, 2nd class. The classes will re-open during the first week of October, Intending candidates are request- ed to. send their names in at once. For further announcement see advertisement next I week. THANKSGIVING SERVICES AT ST. PAUL'S.—The series of harvest thanksgiving services, held in Llanrhos Parish, was com- menced on Wednesday evening, when the Rev. T. Redfern, rector of Denbigh, preached at St. Paul's Church to a large congregation. The church had been beautifully decorated with fruit, vegetables, and .sheaves of corn. The choir rendered the anthem "The Wilderness" (Goss), and Magnificaft and NuncSimittis, Mar- tin in D. Mæ L. H. Summerfield presided at the organ.—The Misses Craig sent grapes Miss Evans, flowers; while the font was decorated by Mr Garratt, for Mrs .Downing; the pulpit by Miss King, Mr Brown and Mr Winter; the table by Miss Plank; the altar rail by Miss Jennings and Miss Holland; the choir stalls by Mrs Moody and Mrs Dearding; the desk by Mrs Hawthorn and Miss Backhaus; the win- dows by Miss Backhaus, Mrs Hallmark, Mrs Greenhalgh, and Mrs Davies; the porch by Mr Norrie; and the lectern by Mrs Williams. Councillor Henry Wilson contributed a large quantity of frulit, plants, etc., for the ,decora- tions.
FATAL MOTOR ACCIDENT AT LLANDUDNO. BATH CHAIR PROPRIETOR KILLED ON THE PROMENADE. A sad accident occurred on Thursday after- noon, when Mr John Rainsford, bath chair proprietor, was knocked down and run. over I y .a motor car, driven by Mr Richard Simmonds, Elm Place, Aldershot, who is at present stay- ing at the Imperial Hotel. Death, .occurred' almost instantaneously, and deceased was con- veyed in the ambulance to his home. It would appear that. deceased had left his hath elair after depositing a lady at the, residence of Dr. Craig, and was crossing the road to sit on the promenade to wait for her, when the motor came along. He was carried at once into Dr Craig's hall, but was beyond medical skill. The occupants of the car werei Mr Simmonds and his wife. Mr Rainsford was 74 years of age, and one of the, most respected members of the com- munity. For many years he was a coachman to the late Dr. James Nicol, and leaves a w:fe and one son.
SOCIALISM AT LLANDUDNO PUBLIC MEETING IN THE TOWN HALL, j The political season at Llandudno, was open- ed in the Town Hall on Wednesday evening with a meeting convene,d by the Independent Labour Party, at which Dr. E. G. Gooddy pre- sided. The growing interest in the question was evident by the good attendance and earnest hearing given to the two speakers. The Chairman, in opening the meeting, brief- ly referred to the first introduction to Social- ism, which he, said was a policy founded on reason, It had been proved that the earth produced sufficient for the requirements of every man, woman and child. That there should be poverty was because of the wrong method of distribution, and the aim of Social- ism was to right that method. The difference between the Individualist and the Socialist was that the first believed in the combination of large numbers of men to achieve certain ends, j and when dividing the proceeds in such a way that certain members received more than the others. On the other hand the Socialist be- lieved in the same combinatiion, but distributed the proceeds equally.—(Applause.) He did not blame the possessors of wealth for this unjust distribution. The people responsible for it were the voters, of whom the majority were working men. The unequal distribution would continue until they made up their minds that it should cease. The power to end it lay in their hands and their's alone.— (Applause.) A MAN OF IDEALS. Mr Rose, of the "Clarion" Staff, then address- ed the meeting, and dealt very minutely with the attempts to identify trade unionism with Socialism. A fluent speaker and a man of high ideals Mr Rose soon had a grip of his audience and led them step by step up the path of Socialism, which he said meant that the .factors of wealth should belong to the people—not to some of them. Sixty years of trade unionism had' not improved the position of the workers, The skilled artisan was no better off than his fathers were, Indeed, he was worse off, for the purchasing power of the shilling had been considerably reduced. Men did not work .for the shilling, but what the shilling would buy, and the political economist at ihome-the woman who bought the necessities of the home—could tell them that iPl in the present day was not worth more than 15s. was ten years ago. In the face of that of what benefit was the average rise of half-a-crown secured by the workers. From wages Mr Rose passed on to deal with machinery, which he said ought to be a boundless blessing and not the curse it was, Under Socialism. machinery would be used to save labour and not to save wages.—(Ap- plause.) That, however, was one of the things the average trade unionist lost sight of, and one to which their energies would be better applied than the conducting of strikes. He had told trades unionists that they would never win strikes, that it was cowardly un- fair and immoral to strike.—(Applause.) He made no distinction between lock-out and strikes. The owner of the almighty machine was the man who held the heaviest metal, and he was bound to win. If the lock-out in the cotton trade continued for two months its im- portance and results would be felt for more than twelve months to. come. Over 150,000 breadwinners were at preiserut out of work, and if it lasted a fortnight 100,000 weavers would be 'added to the number, without considering the thousands of unskilled operatives who would also- be thrown out of employment And what was it all for? demanded Mr Rose, and answered himself by stating that the difference between the. parties amounted to a reduction in wages of twopence per day, which reduction would not come into force until the 1st of January next. He was not there to de- fend the abominable conduct of the cotton manufacturers, but he was there to protest against a strike upon which the whole nation could only look on helplessly while the in- dustry was being kicked to pieces.—(Applause.) They as Socialists wanted to put a stop to all this wrangling, and in advocating the state ownership of all means of production believed they had found the remedy, He had not been able to find a, single instance diuring the last sixty years of a strike ending in favour of the employed class, but he had found that capitalism was an impregnable fortress, and that the money bags of trade unions had been swept away in its attack. In concluding the speaker said Socialism had nothing to defend. Socialism was on its de- fence, but it was out to attack old conceptions. To many who joined in the attack it would mean parting with old friends and breaking old associations, but the parting would have, to be faced manfully and in the hope of better things to come. Its lessons were not hard to learn once old prejudices had been swept away. Get rid of the old idea that the battle was to the strong and the race to the swift, and they would have travelled a long way on the journey to. better conditions of life for future generations of British men and women. —(Applause.) A MAN OF FIGURES. ,If Mr Rose was a man of high ideals and one able to paint glowing pictures of the re- sults which would follow the adoption of his theories, Mr T. Parker, Labour M..P.. for Halifax, proved to be one able to manipulate facts and figures with extra ordinary dexterity, and in such a manner as to interest one and ,all. With all this he was able to describe Socialism in vivid word pictures, as witness his opening sentences. Socialism, he said, was easy and simple of undertaking. God, or nature, whichever pleased the hearer best. in- tended all human beings to make the best of this world in order to fit themselves for the world hereafter. God intended that everyone. living on this world should be happy and not miserable. Socialists were. endeavouring to put that idea into effect.-(Applauise,.) The general poverty problem could not be removed by ordinary Liberalism, or Conaeirvattism. but only by an entire change in the condition of life. Under the present system one out of every two of the children of the workers in large cities died before reaching the age of five years. A .system which permitted that stood condemned without further evidence.—(Ap- pl'&u&e.) Continuing, Mr Parker compared the con- dition of the artisan of the present day to that of the slave in the United States of America before the civil war. in which days he said the slave had a certain market value, the same a horse, cow or pig had in England1 in the present day. The animal was protected by laws, which prevented him from being work- ed when in an unfit state. The worker was not, and thousands of men and women were com- pelled to go on working and suffering to save themselves from starvation. Socialists said there was a better way than that, and that there was ample for all if Society was organ- ised on proper lines. If he as an advocate of the policy thait day could lay down a few stones on the road to its realisation he would really have done something to realise the wishes of the creator of the Universe.—(Ap- plause.) At this juncture questions were invited by the Ohairma, and Mr 0. W. Roberts, Llan- dudno, wanted to know what Socialism brought about. He was one of t/he Guardians of the parish, and unfortunately during the last six months no less than three families had entered the workhouse because of the cruelty of their parents, who had been imprisoned, What he wanted to know was how it was intended to bring about the state of affairs which everyone desired in the face of the drunken habits of the people. Mr James Parker replied' that the money spent by working men in drink was a mere drop in the bucket. Suppose the total drink bill was 160 millions, and suppose the worker spent 90 millions, it would be £ 3 apiece. Did the questioner think they were, fighting for £ 3 ? He could assure him that they were after bigger things than that.—(Hear, hear.) He quite agreed that the drinking custom, of some working classes was vile, but it was largely 'brought about by the present economic sys- tenii. Beer, liquors, and everything else were goods produced for profit, not for use. They could not. get whiskey defined even before a Parliamentary Commission.—(Laughter. ) Why not let the State take over too trade in the interests of the people? He had voted for the Licensing Bill, and he would vote for it in all 4 its passage through Parliament, but he would not be so foolish as to think that would stop excessive drinking. 4 Mr Rose said he had been asked the ques- tion by a lady if Socialism supported the movement by the women in the .demand for franchise. In reply he had to say that the de- clared policy of the Independent Labour party was in favour of limited franchise. As far as he was concerned, he was not in favour of women's franchise.—(Hear, hear.) He was an adult suffragist. He would have no hand as far as he was concerned in extending what he conceived to be the most pernicious act, for no man had a vote in all broad England. The house he lived in had a vote. If he left the house and went to the workhouse, his suc- cessor would exercise the vote. And women said they wanted votes on the same lines as men. Even if he could swallow the property qualification, he would say to the women—and he had done so already—that they could not have votes even then. Supposing the lady who had asked the question was single, and got a vote, and some man came along for whom she cared. He oared for her, and what did the law say then? "Marry that man, lose your citizenship; live with rbhat man without the sanction of marriage, and retain it. He (the speaker) would have no hand in such a thing as that.—(Applause),
THE ADVERTISER SAYS That Mr Eivdon Jones, of Carnarvon, has been appointed Organist of Christ Church, to com- mence duties on October 25th. That the Happy Valley Minstrel season closes to-day (Saturday). That Mr Churchill and the "boys" hope to see the "Valley crowded to bid them. "au revoir." That the Pierrots also "close down" for the season the same diay. That the company includes Fred Walmsley; Donald MoDougal, and Harold Brown. That Mr A. R. Sutoliffe, the popular manager, will give special turns. That "The Private Secretary" has proved as good a draw as ever at the Prince's Theatre. That the popular farce will be again played to-night. That for next week Mr Ritson, the manager of the Prince's, has secured a capital bil] of fare. That on the first three nights the world famoui farce, "Niobe" will be played. That for the last three nights "Niobe" will 1> withdrawn in favour of "My Soldier Boy, another play very popular in this district That we trust local playgoers will rally roun Mr Rdtson and support him in his effort t provide first-class companies in the dull se; son. That the iesult of the Skating Competition the Hippodrome on Thursday was feather in the cap of Mr G. L. Lloyd, flo instructor, who had taught Miss Renders the intricaciÏes of the "Two Step" at the oi set of her rinking career. That new regulations as regards dogs ha recently come into operation of which m, dog owners, are quite unaware. That our attention was drawn to the regv tions on seeing a handsome spaniel "durance vile." That under the new regulations the po: may seize any dog found between the hour one hour after sunset and one hour after s rise which is not (a) confined in a kenne other enclosure from which it cannot elSe (b) Secured to some premises by colla: chain, (c) Led by a person by a colla chain or other attachment. (d) Accompa by the owner or some one deputed by and under sufficient control. That the exemptions to this are packs hounds and sheep dogs under the effe( control of a shepherd whilst driving or ing sheep or cattle.
SUNSHINE RECORD.—The total numt hours of bright sunshine recorded at dudno for week ending September 20th,[ was 20 hours 42 minutes. The rainfall f. same week was 1.015 inches. SPECIAL PREACHERS AT ST. JÜ'H¡ On Monday afternoon the Rev. J. E. I bury, the well-known leader of the r, Mission, delivered a special sermon John's English W-esleyan Church, and ? evening, in company with the Rev. Waiters, of London, addressed a public ing held in the -same church on behalf West London Mission. i I
his interpretation of Sarasate's "Zeiguener- weisen" was one of the finest performances this season, and calie,di forth terrific applause, in which the members of the orchestra joined. He replied with Reif's "Adagio," and gained fUJrther prolonged plaudits. MADAME KIRKBY LUNN (Contralto). Madame Lunn has for several ,seasons past been a huge favourite with the pier ,audiences. Her reception was most hearty. Her first item, Bizet's ,segueidille "Carmen" was rapturously received, and, Madame Lunn was presented with a magnificent bouquet of orchids. For an encore she sang Tosti's "On Lido Waters" It Mozart'iS Aria, "Voi che saphete" (L,e Nozze di Figaro) was the item, set down in the ,second half, in which Madame Lunn was again most successful and secured the popular verdict. ME. F. C. HATTON (Piccolo. Soloist). Mr Hatton, at this same concert, .gave his delightful piccolo solo, Damare's "The Wren." Needless to say, he was loudly encored. SARASATE, On Wednesday evening the first item on the programme was Chopin's "Funeral March," in memory of Pablo De .Sarasate. The death of this famous violinist is deeply felt by all musicians, no matter what their nationality. Few artistes have travelled as much as Sarasate, and still fewer have received the marks of favour, the applause which attended his concert tours. MISS LILIAN WRIGHT1 (Solo Violinist). On Thursday evening both the audience and members of the orchestra were charmed with the exquisite violin playing of Miss Lilian .Wright. "Romaneel in A" was the filrst item,, and in compliance with the general acclaim she responded with a "Berceuse," which again drew forth the warmest praise. EIGHTEENTH GRAND SPECIAL, To-night (Saturday) Madame Blanche Marchelsi (soprano) is the vocalist. Madame Marches! is a gifted .and extremely popular vocalist, and no budding amateur, from an educational point of view, should fail to be present. MR, WALTER HAIGH. On Sunday evening Mr Haigh will take up the baton for the fortnight's extension con- certs, The outlook from a numerical poiÏnt of view is, we consider, most promising, and we can assure the patrons that a, most interest- ing series of programmes have been arranged. Miss Laura Evans, principal soprano Welsh National Eisteddfod for 1908, will be the vocalist on Sunday, Tuesday and. Wednesday evenings. On Monday evening the Royal Welsh Ladies' Choir, under the conductorship of Madame Novello Davies, and assisted by the Extension Orchestra, will be heard, and should! draw a large crowd. On Thursday Mr J.oseph Cheetham, the popular tenor of the Royal Manchester College of Music, well com- mence a four nights' engagement. From October 5th to 8th Miss Constance Wilkinson, soprano, and from the 9th to the 11th inclusive Miss Lucy Nuttall will be the attraction, and one which will be sufficient to guarantee an enthusiastic assembly nightly of the many friends she has made in Llandudno.