LOOKING BACKWARDS. In deference to the many expressed wishes of our readers, we continue our interesting news items from back numbers of the "Advertiser," and select for this week extracts from the annual report of the Llandudno Swimming Club, 1884. At the outset of the report the Com- mittee have to thank Professor Reddish for valuable assistance at several enter- tainments. The annual tournament was held on July 28th, 1884, and although not finan- cially successful, yet in every other respect the greatest success was that the Club has ever received. 'The entries were very numerous, and the attendance constituted a record. The prizes, valuable and handsome, costing 220 13s. 8cl., and in addition three were presented to the club. At this meeting the second annual half- mile Championship of All-Wales was com- peted for and won by F. W. Huntington, captain of the Liverpool Club, C'hampdon of Ireland, etc. J. Robinson, captain, New Brighton Club, taking second prize. The 300 yards' Challenge Race for a silver cup (to be won three times or two seasons in succession to become the pro- perty of the holder) was also won by F. W. Huntington. The Committee have to congratulate Mr J. L. Mayger, hon. secre- tary, Burton-on-T'rent Club, who won the 100 yards' handicaps at our annual tourna- ment, in having won the 100 yards' championship of England in the Lambeth Baths, London, on 15th September last. The 300 yards' race for the Champion- ship of the Club was won by H. Weiss- beck, W. Owen taking the second prize, and S. Jackson third. The 100 vards'race for the Junior Championship of the Club (boys under 16) was won by F'. W. Jones. The Committee wish also to congratu- late Miss Anne Daines, of Llandudno, in having in September last. won the 100 ZD yards Ladies' Race, and they hope that many ladies, who are taking an increased interest in swimming, may be induced to Z, compete in the forthcoming season. We particularly wish to express our sincere thanks to. the following donors of prizes, viz. :Mrs G. F. Felton, Mrs J. R,. Hozeldim, Mrs H. Anderson, Mrs Maples, Mrs J. Brooke (Pabo), Mrs McGregor, Mrs T. Dalton, Mrs Hollick, Mrs Rudcliffe, Mrs W. Morris Pugh, Mrs Roberts (Llangystenyn. Rectory), Mrs J. Adey Wells, and the Misses Morgan; G. Jj". Felton, Esq., F.S.I., Rev. Enoch Jones, M.A., J. F. Stanley, Esq., T. T. Marks, Esq., I .E.. Major Leigh-Thursby, J.P., Dr. Dalton, J.P., Dr. Bold Wil- liams, J.P., Dr. Nicol, J.P., Thomas Barker, Esq., Messrs Elias Jones, W. Bevan, T. Jephcott, and H. Tomkinson. Notwithstanding this support we note there was a, deficit of £ 5 2s. 2d. The half-yearly general meeting was held in the Cocoa Rooms on October 24th, and it was then decided to form an Athletic branch during the winter months, of which Rev. C. C. Naters, B.A., was appointed captain and El. R. Daines, vice- captain, and a sub-committee of eight. Football matches have been played dur- ing the winter months, and the majority of games been won by the club. A Billiard Tournament was held at the Baths Hotel on November 3rd. The first 7 prize was won by J. A. Prichard, the second by H. D. Williams. The annual dinner took place at the Royal Hotel on the 13th November, 84 sat down. W. Smith was presented by the club with a costly fly-back chrono- graph with patent minute indicator and a, gold medal for his valuable services since the foundation of the club in 1881. W. Juby was also presented with a, valuable bag and a handsome gold-centered silver medal, in recognition of his services as hon. secretary. .? A Fishing Contest, took place off the pier-head on November 27th. G. R. Thompson won the first prize, and John Reardon second. A Foot Race round the Great Orme's Head took place on February 28th, 1885, for two silver medals. G. R. Daines won the first prize, having accomplished the entire distance in 38 min. 46k sec. a 4 remarkably good performance. J. Roberts, second, in 37 min. 101 sees., and LJ. C. Evans a, good third, in 38 min. 1 sec. Daines reached the lighthouse in 15 min. 35 sees. from the start, and covered the distance betwen the two gates in 27 min. 40 sees. G. F. Felton (president) offi- ciated as starter and judge, and accom- panied the competitors with anothers pas- senger, in his trap, and accomplished the distance in the remarkably short time of 27 min. 11 two-fith sees. » Paper Chases, Cross Country Races, "Glass Ball Shooting Competition, Quadrille parties at the Pier Pavilion, iSmoking Concerts at, the Alexandra Hotel, were amongst the other winter pastimes introduced The report goes on to say —. "The accounts have been audited by Mr rw. O. Hughes, and show a balance in hand of 21 16s. 8d. The receipts from all sources, including balance of £ 5 18s. 2d., amounted to £ 236 10s. < During the past year amounts have been Iianded over to local institutions; viz. :—■ Newsroom and Library, JB4 10s. 9d. Sanatorium, 219; Cottage Hospital, E23 10s. Lifeboat, JE5; Fire Brigade, 28 17s. 10d., making a total of 260 18s. 7d.
SAD CASE OF DROWNING. Mr A. H. Thorn-Pudsey (deputy coroner) held an inquiry at the Police Station, Iron-Bridge, recently,, concerning zn the death of David Henry White, formerly of Craigydon, Llandudno-, whose body was found in the Severn on Saturday, October 31st, as briefly recorded in our v last issue. Mr J. W. White, bank manager, Iron- Bridge, identified the body the jury had just viewed as that of his brother, David Henry White. Deceased would have been 63 on Sunday last. He was formerly a grocer, but had retired from business. He had been living with his daughter, Mrs Chilton, Lincoln Hill, Iron-Bridge, dur- ing the past three months, and the last time he saw him alive was about a week ago. On Saturday his daughter came to witness's house and asked if her father had spent the night with him. On the same morning he heard about his fishing-tackle and mackintosh being found on the banks of the Severn. He visited the place with Inspector Jones, and opposite Strathill Nurseries found marks indicating that deceased had slipped with his left foot into the Severn in four or five feet of water. Witness immediately engaged a search party, and was present when they found the body, ajbout 400 yards below where the marks were discovered. When de- ceased was taken out of the water he was fully dressed. Last time witness saw him he was in his usual good splits. Lilian Chilton, wife of William Henry Chilton, residing at Lincoln Hill, and daughter of deceased, said her father had been living with her for 10 weeks. He left home about half-past 11 o'clock on Friday morning to go fishing. Witness remained up all that night waiting his re- turn, and she came to the conclusion that he was staying with her uncle2 and on the Z!1 following day she made inquiries about him. Charles Herbert Hayward (13) said he was coming down the footpath on the riverside from Marnwood to his home on Friday afternoon, when he saw the deceased preparing to fish just opposite the Strathill Nurseries. Henry Edwards, ironworker, stated that on Saturday morning, about 10 o'clock, he was walking on the Severn footpath lead- ing from the Meadow to Marnwoocl, when he saw a mackintosh and fishing-rod and tackle, but no hook on the end of the line. He left, it for a time, but subse- quently gave information to Inspector zn Jones. Inspector Jones stated that he searched the clothing, and found a gold watch and 1:1, Z7, some money in the pocket. Afterwards he had the body removed to an out- building. The verdict of the jury was that deceased was "Accidentally drowned in the River Severn whilst fishing."
Young Women's Christian Association. A large gathering of the members and friends of this Society, and of the BiMe Class connected with it, took place on Fri- day evening, 6th inst, at the Cocoa House, Miostyn Street, at the kind invitation of two hon. assocates, Mrs Dawson, and Miss Barker, and Miss Hindle (hon. sec). T'eaj was served at 5 o'clock to about seventy- one guests. Letters of apology were re- ceived from the President, The Lady Augusta Miostvn, Mrs and Mfiss Broome, Mrs Raymond, and Miss Beamish, all of whom were very sorry not to be present and wished all success. The programme arranged (proved to be most varied and enjoyable. Everything seemed to have been thought of, and one and all agreed in saying that such gather- ings supplied a much felt need, gatherings n zn where friends could meet; for friendly interchange of feelings, and find at the same time Christian recreation. Miss Hindle is to be congratulated on this successful social gathering. The pro- gramme opened with prayer by Miss Hindle, followed by the statement of accounts. A vote of sympathy was passed to Mr Hunter (hon. treasurer) in his heavy sor- row, the loss of his wife, Mrs Hunter having- ben a, faithful member of this branch since she came into the town. Notices of and invitations to the Bible Class and Prayer Union meetings, to be held in the Cocoa House every Friday at 7 15 were next given; these meetings to commence on Friday, November 2,7th. All are welcome to come. Allusion was made to the work being done in India, by Miss Emily Hughes, a former member of the Y.W.O.A. in Llan- dudno. A very interesting address was given by Mrs Bishop (of Sidcup), and to her, as an old worker in this branch, was deputed the interesting task of "Opening" the twenty- two new good type Bibles, one of which was a present from herself; the others were partly the gift of two Associates, and partly paid for, by the money made at the little sale, after last year's "Surprise Tea." The longest item on the programme was the limelight illustration of "In His Steps, or Our Exemplar," a story which was read by the Secretary, in clear tones. Miss Jephcott kindly saing as a solo the hymn thrown on .the sheet, "We plough the fields and scatter," and Mrs Reeves Hughes also sang "The Home, over there," accompanied on the piano by Mrs Lewis Lloyd. Then followed a solo by Miss Lewis Lloyd, "Reaping." And so ended a, happy and profitable evening. 1 Bunches of chrysanthemums and ever- greens were given to decorate the tables by Mr and Mrs Joseph, Mrs Owen, and Miss S. Roberts. At, the close of the pro- ceedingsthese flowers were given or sent to the sick and absent ones. Mr Brown too deserves thanks for the quiet and skilful way in which he managed the lantern and the slides. Contributed by A Fellow Worker.
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ABAFT THE BINNACLE. TALES BY A SOU' WESTER. No. 1 (Continued).—HOW CAPT. WEBB SWAM THE ENGLISH CHANNEL. Some four nights had passed ere Adam, true to his word, found all hands abaft the binnacle before, he would continue his yarn "I left Captain Webb swimming towards Cape Grisnez; well I remembered after- wards that, I omitted to tell you that he had been well rubbed down with porpoise oil, and all he wore was a small pair of bathing drawers, such as they use in swim- ming baths." "Every stroke the Captain, took carried him towards the French coast; he wa,s a stroing but not a, quick swimmer, and the tide carried him abreast of Folkestone." "It was a grand day, I remember, a bright blue and cloudless sky, with a real hot August sun, just, what the swimmer wanted, but for those pulling the bo,at, it was hard work. The sea, was perfectly smooth, just like as if oil had been pour- ed upon it, and the glare made it very trying to Captain Webb's eyes. Some shoals of mackerel were being chased by porpoises, and somebody on board the lugger said they could smell their own grease, and took him for one of themselves. But if the swimmer heard, he said noth- ing, either to that, or any thing else that was said. The only time he spoke was to his cousin, who was in our boat, when he wanted any refreshment, which was beef- tea, hot coffee, made on board the lugger, and a little old ale." "If it was hot for us in the small boat, it was worse for those on the lugger, for being no wind they had to use the sweeps, and many a press-man tried his prentice hand, and raised blisters that were cal- culated to remind him for some time to come of Captain Webb's swim, if he was otherwise likely to forget it." "Well, it, was monotonous work for us all, and at seven o'clock the sun began to set slowly and bathed us in a, rosy-colour- ed light; the stars came out and the light- houses soon showed clearly our position. The double light, of the South Foreland was astern; the South Sand Head light a bit more to the eastward, whilst to the right, ahead, was the revolving" light of Cape Gresnez flashing at intervals. We could easily see Captain Webb, the sea being phosphorescent, and every stroke he took threw bright rings of fire around. "At Captain, Webb was stung by a jelly fish, and was in great pain; luckily it, was on his shoulder. A sip of brandy, the first he had had, seem- ed soon to put him alright again, and we cheered "At 11 o'clock we could hear the paddle of the mail steamer, to whom later on we signalled to keepa,way, which they did, and slowed down. It was about quarter to 12 when they came alongside. The lugger burnt a red light, which showed up the skipper swimming strong, and the pas- sengers on the Mail boat gave three hearty cheers, just to "buck up" the plucky Cap- tain, and I think it did; anyhow, he seemed to me to get along the better dur- ing the next two hours. By that time we were off Cape Gresnez after thirteen hours of swimming. Soon after this the tide, which had been setting westward, began to turn, and we began to notice that, Capt. Webb was losing ground. It was hard luck, because he could not have been more than three miles off shore before, the turn. We said nothing, but the skipper tumbled, and looked pretty cut up!, but he stuck to it gamely." "At five o'clock the sun rose, but there was a heavy haze shorewards, and on look- ing at Captain Webb he seemed much weaker; he swam doggedly enough on 9 zn across the tide; which was now drifting him towards Calais." "At half-past six a breeze sprang up., and the sea became very choppy. I must say that a,t this time I thought, it was all up, and did most of us, but it was not till 9 o'clock that the swimmer himself ex- pressed any doubts. Captain Toms, the old pilot, was appealed to by Catain Webb, and asked: "Clan I do it?" and Captain Toms said, "If you can struggle on for two hours longer you will just about reach Calais Pier." "He then had a little beef tea and some brandy, and at 10 o'clock was in a line with the, Calais Pier. A large rowing boat, belonging to the Mia.il packet ser- vice put out, and got to winward of the swimmer, and this gave him a slight shelter, the tide slackened and the shore gradually came nearer." "The Mail-boat men sang "Rule Brittania," and again Captain Webb bucked up finely. By this time Baker was swimming alongside him, and after a, while swam ashore and touched. He came back again, and said something to Webb. The excitement was something awful. Old Tom was blubbering like a kid, and you may hardly think it, but I was snivelling like a good 'un." "Once the Captain tried to touch, and fell; he struggled on; no* Marathon tricks here; nobody to give a helping hand. He tried again, just managed it, and then two men from the Mail boat jumped out and seized him in their arms, helped him ashore, put him in a cart and drove off to the Pariis Hotel, Calais." "I won't swear that it was the shouting and cheering that gave me a, headache, or a dry-throat. All I' know is I had a thirst on me that I would not sell for half a, thick 'un to anybody, but that was the next day, and if anybody asks me what hap- pened after we landed, well they'll have to go on askinng, that's all, because we had a beano, and that's as far as I can go. There have: been many attempts to equal Captain Webb's performance, but they have failed, and I can tell 'em why, it's co's they're not Webb-footed." 'Come out of that,' shouted a stentorian voice, and those, who were sup- posed to be on duty fled. This put an end to the yarning that night, but since then old Adam has told us how he saw Pro- fessor Beaumont win the World's Championship in Australia, for the longest time under water. It must, be the next of my "Tales by a Sou' Wester."
THE WELSH QUARRIES CASE RETRIAL OF THE, PRISONERS. At the Central Criminal Court on Tues- day the Lord Chief Justice began the re- trial of the Welsh quarries case, in which the jury at the last! sessions disagreed. The accused, Henry Warwick Gyde, aged 45, a financier, and Marcus Edward Sep- timus Bernard, otherwise Septimus Mar- cus, aged 35, an accountant, were charged with conspiring with Walter Darby to de- fraud purchasers of debentures in the Welsh Slate Quarries, Limited, and the North Wales Slate Quarries, Limited, and the North Wales Slate Quarries, Limited, and further with obtaining money by false pretences. Mr R. D. Muir and Mr Graham Campbell appeared for the Public Prose- cutor. The prisoners pleaded not guilty, and Gyde applied for an adjournment, with bail, in order that he might obtain the assistance of counsel. The Lord Chief Justice said the case must proceed. It was only 'a few days since the previous trial, and it was per- fectly obvious that prisoners' solicitor and counsel were fully acquainted with the facts. Gyde: Yes, but I cannot afford that counsel. The Lord Chief Justice: The case must go on. Mr Muir said the allegation, broadly, was this, that the two men Gyde and Darby (the latter could not be found) con- spired together to obtain money out of the public under the pretence that, they had a real company formed to work a real quarry, whereas all they wanted to do was to put forward specious pretences in prospectuses—some of them false, others imaginary and exaggerated—to induce the public to purchase debentures in that com- pany, to take the consideration, and then to abandon the company to its fate. Mar- cus filled quite ai minor part. Gyde and Darby got P,4,500 in subscriptions in the, case of the North Wales Company, of which L,2,300, in money went into their' pockets, and in the case of the Welsh Company they got £ 1,5,000, of which JE9,000 went, into their pockets. The directors were a set, of puppets whose movements were entirely guided by Gyde and Darby, through their secretary, Mar- cus. After the case had been proceeding awhile Mr George Elliott appeared for the Z3 defence. Mr Vaughan Fox, an examiner in the Companies Winding-up Department of the Board of Trade, gave evidence as to the winding-up of the two companies in ques- tion, and produced a mass of documents relating to their affairs. Mr Elliott: The Department, has had the same material in its possession for 2 years. How is it such a long time elapsed before proceedings was taken? The Witness It does not rest with the Board of Trade. Do you know that in the first instance process was issued against Darby and Gyde, w-ithouti reference to any process against Marcus ?--Yes. And that no steps were taken to bring Marcus before the Court until some ten days after Gyde had actually appeared and Darby should have appeared before the Court?—That is so.
GOLF. INTERESTING MATCH AT CONWAY. Considerable interest was attached to the meeting in an exhibition 36-hole match be- tween Geo. Duncan, the well-known profes- sional of Hanger Hill". and Fred Robson, of Bromborough, on the links of the Carnarvonshire Golf Club, Conway Morfa, Wednesday last. Geo. Duncan is perhaps the best known of the younger school of professionals which runs the famous quartet so closely, and Robson has come into the limelight, lately through his achievement, in the Richmond Tournament, in which he was runner up to J. H. Taylor. The conditions in the morning were ideal from a golfer's point of view, and, thanks to the rain of the day before, the greens were not too fast. On the day's play Robson was certainly the better man, Duncan being inclined to get off the line, and his putting being weak. Robson had particularly rough luck at the 12th in the morn-ng, 2 where he lost, his ball in a, grass-covered brook. He had gone out in 32 and looked like lowering the record of 69, created by Duncan when professional on these links some years ago. Robson finished 4 up on the first round. In the afternoon the conditions were altered, as a, westerly wind of some force had got up, consequently the scoring was slightly higher. The first three holes were halved, but at. the fourth Duncan reduced his opponent's le:a,d to three up, and at the eighth to two up. Robson, however, won the next two, and also after three halves took the fourteenth, thus winning the match by 5 and 4. The bye was halved. The following were the scores — Riobson 4 4 3 4 4 3 3 4 3-32 Duncan 3 5 4 4 3 4 2 5 4-34 Home. Robson 5 3 6 4 5 5 5 4—40 Duncan 5 4 4 5 4 3 6 5 5-41 Second R,ound.-Out. Robson 4 4 4 6 4 4 4 6 3-39 Duncan 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 5 4-38 Home. Robson 5 4 4 4 3 3 4 6 4-37 Duncan 6 4 4 4 4 3 5 .5 4-39 We understand that. the two famous ex- champions, Messrs John Bell and Harold Hilton, will be playing on the North Wales Golf Club's Links., West Shore, Llandudno, during the next few days.
NATURE JOTTINGS. NOVEMBER 10.—'The common gull feeds much on the land, and it is this species that we. see in flocks in our fields from early in autumn till late in spring. Herring and black-headed gulls are more or less always mixed up in these flocks, but they are birds which necessitate our visiting the, beach to see in numbers. The common gull, which is certainly not the commonest gull here, is readily distin- guished from its congeners by its lead- colour beak and legs, conies between the herring and ,the black-headed gull in re- gard to size, and when on the wing1, is dis- cernible by its easy, graceful flight, and the tips of its wings first, shewing black a,nd then white. Earlier writers on the birds of this district fell into the same error when stating that the common gull breeds "in great numbers on the, rocks of Llan- dudno and Rhiwleden" the bird in truth does not nest on the headlands, nor indeed are there any authentic instances of its ¡ ever having" done so anywhere south of the Scottish border. Evidently the bird was confused with the herring gull which does nest off both headlands. R. W. J.
FOOTBALL. WELSH AMATEUR CUP1. The draw for the Welsh Amateur Cup at Wrexham last night resulted as fol- lows Beaumaris v. Carnarvon, Denbigh v. Rhyl, Oolwyn Bay v. Llandudno, Burnt- wood v. Buckley Rangers, Aston Hall v. Connah's Quay Victoria, Ooedpoeth v. Brynteg, Summerhill v. Brymbo In- stitute, Rhos v. Johnstown, Druids v. Cefn, Barmouth v. Pwllheli, Bala v. P'ort- madoc, Llanfyllin v. Oswestry, Newtown North End v. Llanidloes, Llandrindod Wells v. Builth Wells. Conway and Llan- faes Brigade byes. Ties to be played on or before November 28th.
POINTJS. AGAINST PROTECTION. AN ANGLESEY ALLEGORY. The Women's Liberal Association of Oolwyn Bay held a sessional meeting on Friday night, last week, when the chair- man, Mr Henry Lewis, of Conway, intro- duced the subject of the evening, the Free i ol Trade question, with an allegory in which he represented the island of Anglesey hav- ing complete Home Rule and irying ex- periment with tariffs. Some centuries ago Newborough, Anglesey, was very prosperous owing to the industry in the growing of rushes in the neighbouring marshes. The roofs of the island were then thatched with rushes, but when the Carnarvonshire slate trade arose the rush industry languished. Mr Lewis imagin- ed that some young man in Newborough thought, of the idea of improving the state of his locality by getting the County Council to put a big tax on Clarnarvon- shitre slates. That was done, and the vil- lage industry revived. This success stimulated the Llanerchymedd people to demand a duty on imported boots, thus to restore the lost, trade of that town, and next the farmers of Llanddona and of the fertile Beaumaris hinterland wanted a duty on imported early potatoes- to give them back their lost industry in the rais- ing of early potatoes. But the last, demand the County Council refused at first to con- cede, because it would raise the cost of the food of all the people. But then the potato raisers subscribed a secret fund with which they bribed the more neces- sitous members of the County Council to vote for their protection. The lessons drawn from the allegory were the folio-N-ing:- 1. If you protect one industry you must protect all. 2. The increase in the price of com- modities will wipe away the increase in the wages of the working men, but it will not wipe away the increased profits of the capitalist. 3. The capitalist alone stands to, gain by Protection or Tariff Reform. 4. Protection stimulates the formation of trusts and great companies with im- mense capital. 5. Protection will stimulate lobbying and bribery and corruption in the public life of the country.—(Applause.) An address in support of Free Trade was given by Miss Stanbury, of London. She said that the safety of the democracy lay in free and unfettered barter, and while Protection would certainly enrich certain classes it would do so ait the expense of the masses of the people. People ought to see a sinister purpose behind the lavish expenditure of money which was going on, especially at the bye-elections, in aid of the Tariff Reform eandidates.-(Ap,- plause.)
QUARREL AMONG DECORATORS. At Mold Petty Sessions on ..Monday much interest centred in a charge of assault made by Miss Ruth Clegg against Mrs Eliza Hughes, a widow, aged 72. There was a cross-summons. The incident arose, while the parties were engaged with harvest decorations ait Mynydd, in a mis- sion church. Miss Clegg stated that Mrs Hughes struck her with a basket, and Mrs Hughes contended that she was knocked down by M¡; ss Clegg" and beaten and kick- ed. Mrs Hughes was ordered to pay costs, and Miss Clegg was fined £ 1 and costs. In cases from Cilcen some of the parties preferred to give evidence in Welsh, I whereupon Mr Morys Hughes, who hap- ( pened to be in court, was asked to officiate j as interpreter. He did so, and was allow- ed 10s. in the costs for his services. lP Security against pulmonary troubles, or ) against serious after-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, LJandudno. Sold in Is. bottles.
THREATS AT ABERYSTWYTH, PROMINENT TiRADES/MEN IN COURT. A case which had aroused considerable interest, owing to the position of the. par- ties was heard at the Aberystwyth Petty Sessions on Wednesday. Richard Edwards, manager of a well-known firm of 'jioc^l builders, was charged with usingi threats towards Daivid Lloyd, timber mer- chant. The court, was crowded. Mr A. J. Hughes appeared tor the com- plainant, who in his evidence said on the 4th inst. the, defendant came up to him and said that before his brother should pay him a half-penny he would blow his brains out. He was in bodily fear of the defendant. Cross-examined by the defendant, Lloyd said he was on friendly terms with the Edwards family up to four years ago. There was no family he had done more for, and he had paid them thousands of pounds. The Defendant: Did you not, call at my fathers house and have lunch every day? Mr Hughes objected to the question. It was put with a purpose. If the defendant had a proper grievance he had a proper remedy. The defendant wanted to put another question as to the purchase, of some houses. but this M'r Hughes again objected to. Edward Morgan, foreman in the com- plainants employ, gave corroborative evi- dence. The, defendant elected to give evidence.. He began to refer to a bankruptcy case, in which they were .among the creditors- who, suffered. Mr Hughes said that was not the court' to ventilate that grievance. There was an action for slander pending in which all that would be gone into. The defendant said he was not a dan- gerous or a rebellious person as stated in the summons. What he did was done in the excitement of the moment. When asked if he would consent to be bound over in his own recognisances to keep the peace, the defendant refused to comply. The court was cleared and two of the magistrates conferred with him for a time, but he still remained obdurate. The Clerk: Are you prepared to enter into recognisance. The Defendant: I will give my word. That is strong enough. The Bench then said they had no altera- tive but to commit the defendant to pri- son for fourteen days. The defendant applied to be placed in the first division.—'(Laughter.) Ma* Hughes said he did not think they need go into that. It was not likely they would lose Mr Edwards from the town. On leaving the court the complainant was made the object of a hostile demon- stration. The defendant was followed to the police station by a large crowd of friends.
WELSH SALISBURY PLAIN. ARMY OIAiM!PS IN FLINTSHIRE.. At the monthly meeting of the Holywell, Urban Council on Monday njight Captain J. LI. Williams, 5th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers (who is one of the mem- bers of the Council) moved that the Coun- cil take steps to urge the Government to utilise the H,alkyn Mountain as a camp- ing ground for the' Territorial Army. He said the site was an. excellent one for the purpose. The only deficiency was the- water supply, but that could be got over by utilising sources not far distant. if the idea was carried out it, would .mean a' great improvement of the trade of HeW- well, and would be the means of opening out the mountain for other purposes. It. would also enable the Government, to em- ploy a great many of the unemployed im preparing the ground. He believed the' greater part, of the site was already on- their own land, and the rest was owned, by the Duke of Westminster. Mr J. P. Jones, in seconding, said there was not a more suitable place for the pur- pose in the whole of North Wales. Captain Williams said he had excellent authority for stating that the Government were looking out for what he might call a "Welsh Salisbury Plain," where- thousands of soldiers could be encamped every year. He meant that the whole range of hills should be occupied, so as to have five or six camps for 20,000 or 30,000 men. The resolution was carried unanimously.
MR. LLOYD GEOBJGE: APPOINTEiD CONSTABLE; OF CiARNARiVÜN CASTLE. It is officially announced that the King has .approved the appointment of Mr Lloyd-George, Chancellor of the Ex- chequer, to be Constable of Carnarvon Castle in the room of the late Sir John Puleston.
Mr R,. D. Darbishire, of Penmaenmawr, an honorary freeman of Manchester, and sole survving residuary legatee of Sir Joseph Whitworth, died in Manchester on Sunday. He was born in 1826,. Sir J. Herbert Roberts, Bart, M.P., offered, at the recent, National Eisteddfod, a prize of JB50 for a history of Denbigh- shire, modelled on the "Victoria County Histories"; but, unfortunately, there was no competition. Sir Herbert has decided to repeat the offer at the Cblwyn Bay National Eisteddfod of 1910. The following was the voting in the election by the Court of the University College of North Wales of four members of the Council:—Mr J. Pritchard Jones, 46; Dr. D. Lloyd Roberts, 44; Mr T. Rowland Hughes, 41; Mr E. Vincent Evans, 34; Mr B. J. Evans, 15. Printed and Published by the Proprietors Frank Edge and Alec. G. Moy, at the "Advertiser" Printing Works, Marker Street, Llandudno.