LOOKING BACKWARDS. ) LLANDUDNO TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO. 1 Under the above title we purpose giving weekly in the "Advertiser" extracts from our files of a quarter of a century ago, relating to interesting local events which many ,Jl our readers will recall, and these will not be without interest to the younger generation who will know many of those who took an active part in the various events dealt with. THE ANNUAL SPORTS. The annual Saturnalia took place on the Commissioners Field on Wednesday last, and was a great success. The sport in some of the races was exciting; the ■attendance large, and the entries eclipsed all previous records. The day was beautifully fine, and every- one enjoyed the outing. The following were the officials: -J-Lt(-ces, Dr. Bold Williams, J.P., and Mr G. F'. Felton; stewards, Messrs George Brookes (chair- man), Daniel Phillips, T. P. Davies, John Owen, G. H. Hooper, Captain Lester, P. McMahon, Robert Parry, and William Smith; starter, Mr D. H. Owen; treasurer. The N.P. Bank; secretary, Mr H. O. Evans, Avenham Villa. RESULTS. Quarter of a mile race for men: 1, John Roberts; 2, Robert Roberts. Orme's Head Stakes, for the best per- formance over hurdles 1, Robt. Roberts's "Polly' 2 George Brookes's "tSteel." Hackney'Stakes, distance 1 miles: 1, 2 E. 'R. Daines's "Kitty" 2, Morris Jones's "Kildare." Cart horse scramble race, distance one mile: 1, R. H. Owens' "Fan"; 2, Robert Roberts's "Diamond." 200 yards foot race for men: 1, Wm. Lewis; 2, John Roberts. Pabo Hall Stakes (open steeplechase), distance 2 miles: 1, John Fisher's 2 "Pretty Face" 2, Mr Taplen's "Killar- ney." The Gogarth Stakes, for ponies not ex- ceeding 14 hands, distance 1 miles 1, 2 David Davies's "Try Again; 2, Mr T'ap- len's "Pastime." C, The Gloddaeth Stakes, over four flights of hurdles 1, J. Poinon's "Jenny Lind"; 2, John Fisher's "Lizzie." The Creuddyn Open Stakes, a Galloway race: 1, E. R. Daines's "Kitty"; 2, John Fisher's "Lizzie." J. Whiston's "Jack," though not entered, joined in the race, and the jockey struck "Kitty" across the face in going round the course, and at the close of the race "Jack" was ridden off the field, and was followed by a great many of the spectators, who would have "lynched" the jockey if they could have caught him. In his mad career through the streets one or two accidents occurred to children in perambulators. Mostyn Stakes, Open Steeplechase 1, Mr Taplen's "Rillarney"; 2, E). R. Daines's "Kitty." The conduct of some of the spectators in obstructing the course and waving their hats tOo prevent the timid horse., "Pretty Face," in taking the water jump was also reprehensible. Craigydon Consolation Stakes: 1, "Tudao Lass."—"Llandudno Advertiser" September 19,th, 1885. THE BOATMEN'S* REGATTA. The boatmen on the shore organised a regatta, which took place in the bay on Monday la,st, and, thanks to the liberal subscriptions which were given by patrons of this pastime. o- The day opened wretchedly, it rained incessantly, notwithstanding which the beach was lined with spectators, and some capital sport was witnessed. Hugh Edwards, Berkeley House, was hon, treasurer; W. Owen, secretary, and J. Edwards, J. Hughes, J. H. Johnson, and J. Jones comprised the committee. It may interest posterity to know that W. Smith officiated as starter and judge. The following were the events FHrst-class sailing boats not exceeding 26 feet keel. A grand race ensued be- tween Juno and Fyro, resulting in favour of the former. The latter was compelled to luff within fifty yards of the flag boat in order to weather a boat, at anchor, and lost some way. In the first round Juno led by two and ■a half minutes. In the second time round Tyro shook out some reefs, and rapidly overhauled the Juno-, the Juno winning by 25 seconds. The victors were loudly cheered, and so were the Tyro crew. Pro- fessor Beaumont's "Catch Me" had her sails carried away, and one or two acci- dents occurred to sailing craft. Race for open sailing boats 1, Great Orme; 2, City of Liverpool. 1st class four-oared boat race 1, Pas- time; 2, St. Tudno. 2nd class four-oared boat race: 1, Gelert; 2, Prince Arthur. Pair oared boat race: 1, Petrol 2, Lilly; 3, Feather. Punt race: 1, Lilly; 2, Petrel; 3, M'isletoe. Sculling race: 1, Curlen; 2, Silver Spray. 100 yards swimming race for boatmen 1, W. Hughes; 2, J. Jones. 100 yards handicap 1, W. Owen (12); 2, W. H. Jones (18); 3, H. Weisbeck (scratch). Walking greasy pole: J. Hughes.- September 19th, 1885. Å < THE WELSH WESLEYANS. The Rev. Hugh Hughes has been ap- pointed to the Welsh Wesleyan Chapel in Llandudno, and we believe he will enter upon his duties this week and preach his first sermon here on Sunday night. He is an eloquent preacher in both EngLsh and Welsh, and is also a, warm advocate of the temperance movement.—'September 19th, 1885. » MASONIC. A Convocation of the Royal Arch chap- ter, "Segonhium," will be held in the Masonic n Hall, Carnarvon Castle, on Thursday next, October 1st. C'omp. T. J H. Summerhill, Bodfor House, Rhyl, is Scribe E.—October 3rd, 1885. A meeting of St. David's Lodge of Mark Master Masons (of which Bro. J. R. L. Hazeldine, R,.P.G.J.D., in P.M:.) will be held in the Masonic Hall, Llandudno, on Wednesday, October 21st, at .4 p.m., when several brethren will be advanced, and the W.M., Treasurer, and Tyler for the ensuing year will be elected. Bro. W. Lawrence Banks, P.M., P.P. S.G., Hen- drewaelod, near Conway, is secretary to the lodge.
THE ALBERT HALL, DEMONSTRA- TION. To the Editor The following letter has been sent by a Llandudno man, who has frequently con- tributed to the columns of the "Advertiser" over the signature of X Dear Sir,—I had stall tickets for the big demonstration of the Liberal Women's Federation at the Albert; Hall on Satur- day. Gosh! it was exciting—free fights, free, speeches, and-free carriage for the suffragettes. Over a dozen women were ■ carried out, head-and-heel fashion in many cases. This might be called in astronomical language, "The transit of 0 Venus." I joined in the shouting, "Chuck her out." Ah mon, it was grand! We saw all the "incidents." The woman with the whip ought to have had a taste of it. [Here our correspondent is more forcible than polite.—Editor.] She was like a tragedy queen, had chained herself to the seat, and, when approached by the stewards, slashed them across the face! But they got, her out—'the vixen. Picture myself and companion in a safe and com- fortable seat near the platform, able to see and hear it all, like "spekled taters" at the plav.-Yo-Lirs truly, X. -<1'r.7"*
HAVE ANIMALS IMMORTAL SPIRITSi? To the Editor. J Sir,—I wish to ask, through your kind- ness, the assistancl of your readers in probing a matter of great interest to animal lovers. A retiired Navy Officer in the West of England took great interest in the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. A dog which had been in the habit of attending the meeting with him for many years had died, and: when the officer was paying an afternoon call one day, he was surprised Ito hear his hostess say: "I am glad you brought, your dog with you, Captain." "I have not, brought my dog," he replied "why do you say so ?" "Be- p l I cause there it is sitting beside you," re- plied the lady. The dog was dead—had been dead some time.. Was the remark the result of an optical delusion1? If any of your readers have had similar experience with regard to any dumb ani- mals, I will feel greatly obliged by re- ceiving the particulars, as I am most deeply interested in the question, and am collecting authenticated cases. Thanking you for your courtesy. I am, vours faithfuly, ESTHER DOREEN. 34, Wyatt. Park Road, Streatham Hill, London, S.W.
A GENTLER. CHRISTMAS. To the Editor Sir,—The next, great festival of the year, which will soon be with us, is Christmas. Already the preparations for this saddest, of sad seasons for the animal world are being made, and already the painful preliminaries of the cramming of fovvls) and penning of cattle have begun. Soon, the overdriving of tired beasts will commence, and the busy knives will be at work, and the thud of the deadly pole axe will he going on behind closed doors, and in gory chambers throughout the land. May I, as a, Fruitarian of over a quarter of a century, plead with all whose souls are touched with pity for suffering animals, to abstain this Christmastide from adding to the agony of a suffering creation by demanding" "roast beef" for their Christmas dinners. Under many difficulties, and in many climes,—from the. torrid sun of Aden to the bitterness of some of our northern win- ters,-I have kept over twenty happy Fruitarian Christmas festivals, full of gladness in the thought that ere, long the coming of the "Prince of Peace" would be i celebrated by giving rest and joy to all creation. Recipes for a, delightful Christmas din- ner, as prepared by the staff of the Lady Margaret Fruitarian Hospital, Bromley, Kent, will be gladly sent to any one who forwards a stamped envelope to the hon. secretary; and my experience of many years leads me to add that those who do this will look back to their first, gentle Xmas with much joy, and with very grate- ful hearts.—Yours faithfully, JOSIAH OLDFIELD, Bromley, Kent.
BIG ENDINGS. MAKE SMALL BEGINNINGS. The biggest undertakings depend for their success upon the perfection in which the details are carried out. The small things make up the big ones. The little Want Ad., which costs but little, has built up many a big business. Try one yourself, if you have anything to sell. BARGAINS'—We understand that Messrs Zaloudek and Co. intend having a record Sale of their high-class stock, commencing on Saturday, the 14th inst. The whole of their stock will be offered at unpre- cedentally low prices to clear; this is an opportunity of purchasing seasonable goods at exceptional Bargain prices. They z;1 intend remaining open until 7 p.m. on Saturday during Sale, instead of 1 o'clock as hitherto.
MIDNIGHT SCENE AT BETHESDA. CONSTABLES' VIEWS ON BEER. i At the Bangor Police Court on Tuesday, before Mr J. E. Roberts and other magis- trates, Mr S. R. Dew, on behalf of the police, charged John Mills Jones, Bethesda, with being on licensed premises during prohibited hours, and Griffith Evans licensee of the Coach, and Horses, Bethesda, with selling drink during pro- hibited hours, and also, with, opening licensed premises during prohibited hours at midnight on the 28th ult. Mr Thornton Jones defended. Mr Dew said that at, 11-50 on the night of the 28th November Police Constables i Davies and Jones, patrolling at the back of Milil-street, in which street is situated the Coach and Horses Inn, became aware of the back door of the inn being cautious- ly opened. The person opening the door struck a match, and was then seen to be Griffith Evans, the licensee. The light of the match revealed another man in the house, coming behind Griffith Evans, and behind him Mrs Evans, who was carrying something (which afterwards turned out to be a milk pannikin filled with beer). The light of the match not only revealed this strange procession to the officers, but re- vealed the officers to the processionists, Avhereupon Mrs Evans turned round and went in the direction of a sink, carrying the pannikin with her. Police Constable Davies followed her, and found the pan- nikin full of beer, with froth on the top of it, and therefore presumably it, had been freshly drawn. He asked Mrs Eivans what she was going to do with it.. She said she did not know, and afterwards said it was some beer which had leaked from a barrel. Questioned by the officers as to who the other man was, the landlord said it, was Mr Jones, a native of Bethesda. The officers asked the licensee, if he did not know that, he was doing wrong. The licensee replied that he had never been caught before. The beer had since, been transferred from the pannikin to a stone jar, and would be produced in court. Police Davies asked Jones what, he had been doing on the premises. He denied having been on the premises at all. It having been said by the licensee that the beer in the pannikin had leaked out of the barrel, Sergeant Rowlands examined all the barrells, but found no trace of leakage. CONSTABLE'S CURIOUS EVIDENCE. Police Constable Davies started to give evidence in support of Mr Dew's state- ment, when he was asked to produce the beer. He thereupon poured the liquor from the jar into the pannikin, which was placed on the table. After a while Mr Vincent invited the Bench to have a look at the stuff, adding, "I don't know whether any of your Worships axe judges of beer or noit.(Liau,g,hter.) Mr Thornton Jones (to the witness) Are you able to swear that this liquid is beer ? The Witness: I haven't tasted it.— (Laughter.) A drinking glass was now' brought and filled from the pannikin and placed in full view of the Court, presenting a very dirty appearance. Mr Thornton Jones Why, it, isn't even lager beer.—(Laughter.) The witness, replying to Mr Thornton Jones, said he had not put any water to the beer, but someone else had. It was not half water when he first saw it. The Bench stopped the cross-examina- tion, and asked for the next- witness. This was Police Constable Jones,, who gave similar evidence to that given by Davies. Replying to Mr Dew the witness said that. while Davies went, to the ser- geant he stayed and watched the beer. He saw Mrs Eivans pour something into the sink, near which the pannikin after was. He did not see her pour anything: into the beer. Mr Thornton Jones (pointing to the liquid in the pannikin) Look at. that; what is it,1 The witness, leaning over the witness- box with the air of a connoisseur, long and critically examined the liquid, and then, with a tone of finality, pronounced, "It looks like beer."—.(Laughter.) H*e was closely examined as to whether he had seen anybody add anything to the beer. The witness said he could nort, be sure, but, he added emphatically, "if I had brought the beer away then and there it would not have been as it is now." Mr Thornton Jones: Well, was there Ianytihing put. in or not, that you saw 1 Yes or no ?—Well, I may say yes. On your oath?—No, not on my oath. Mir H. Lewis Was it passible for any- one .to put anything in while you were looking at it The Witness Yes; .because it was in a dark place. The Chairman: Was your attention diverted at any time from the pann4 Yes, when Mills Jones came up, and I turned round to look at him. CASE AGAINST LICENSEE STOPPED The Bench stopped the case at this stage, and said they were of opinion that there was no case against the licensee, and the charge against him would be dismissed. They would, however, hear the case against Jones. JOHN MILLS JONES. The defendant denied the charge, but he admitted that. he had passed the can at the time the officers were there. Mr Dew: You are fond of the servant at the Coach and Horses ? The Witness (in a loud voice) Aye!— (Laughter.) What were you doing round there at that time of the night 1-1 expected to have some sport with the, girl?—Yes.— I (Laughter.) Instead of which you met a policeman who ill-treated you?—Yes.—(Laughter.) The Bench considered the charge proved, and fined him 5s. and costs.
PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO CHILDREN. MEETING AT LLANDUDNO. A well-attended, public meeting was held in the Church House, Llandudno, on Friday, in support of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, of which Lady Augusta. Miostyn is the lady president and Mrs Ea-kins, honorary secre- tary of the local branch. The Rev. Francis J. Reece, B.A., vicar of Llanrhos, presided in the absence of the Rector of Llandudno, who had been announced to take the chair. The Chairman, in opening the meeting, said the Society was doing excellent work in the saving of children from cruel treat- ment,. It was a reproach to their com- mon Christianity that such a Society was needed, but it was needed and deserved the sympathy and support of all. Its work covered a wide area, it was entirely unde- nominational, and every one who had the love of little children at heart should lend a helping hand in order that the Society might carry on its work.—(Applause.) Mr H. R. Summers, the deputation from the Parent Society, then addressed the gathering on its general work, and re- ferred to a meeting he had attended in Llandudno three years ago. Since that time the local ladies' committee had done excellent work, and collected over £ 50 to- wards the funds. -(Applause.) It was not always possible to judge accurately the amount of work done by the subscription list, and this applied very particularly to Llandudno., where a great proportion of the whole amount was received in very small sums. The Society was gradually realising the enormous amount of support it received from those who could only give small sums, and its indebtedness to those ladies who collected them.—(Applause.) He knew the seade was looked upon as the happy hunting ground of societies of all descriptions, but he thought he had no need to apologise for coming into the field on behalf of the children who were suffering not only through the wilful ill- treatment but, by reason of the ignorance of theiir parents. As much cruelty was caused by lack of thought, as by wilful acts, and to remedy that state of things was one of te great, aims of the Society. (Applause.) Cruelty had been defined in an act of Parliament passed 19 years ago to be wilful ill-treatment, in a manner likely to cause suffering or injury to health. That definition handicapped the Society in its work, for 75 per cent. of the children in asylums for the blind ought not, to be there', neither should nine- tenths of the crippled children have to be cared for in other institutions. Any doctor in the Kingdom would tell them that the clause of bad eyesight in thousands of cases was dirt, and the same rule ap- plied to other ailments. The greatest part of the work of the Society was to remedy that state of tings. The Society was C NOT A PROSECUTING SOCIETY. Only 5.6 of the number of cases brought to the notice of its officers were followed by prosecutions. The Society was old fashioned enough to believe that the right place for children was theiir own homes.—- (Applause.) No institution, however, admirably it might be managed, could take the place of the home, and so, the Society endeavoured to reclaim parents who had fallen into evil ways.—(Ap- plause.) LEGISLATION FOR THE CHILDREN. The speaker then dealt with the legisla- tion for children which had been secured during the past three years, mentioning tjhje Registration of Births Acti, the medical inspection of school children, the Overlaying and Burning of Children Bill, the adding of one-child homes to the places which must be registered, and the pro- hibiit-ing of children in public-house bars. T'o effectively carry on the work the Society needed funds to enable the com- mittee to. appoint extra, inspectors. The inspector for instance, stationed at, Ban- gor, had practically the whole of Carnar- vonshire and Anglesey to control, and the same thing applied to other districts in North Wales. In the Llandudno dis- trict last year twenty-two, cases had been notified to the inspector. Twenty warn- ings were given, one was followed by a prosecution, and the other was dropped after the first visit. Seventy-five children were affected by those reports, of which nine were made by members of the general public, and the remainder by different officials. A BREEZE, Mr E. E. Bone proposed a vote of thanks to the ladies' committee for the admirable way they had worked during the year. Dr. E. S. Gooddy, in seconding, said thait, cruelty was generally unintentional, but could not be avoided if the parents had given way to drink. He knew that the working men of Llandudno—or of any other place—who spent a large proportion of their wages on drink could not, decent- ly clothe and care for their children. As a medical man he knew that drink was of no practical utility and was only taken by people because they liked it. At this stage a miLd sensation was caused by someone calling out "Question," and the doctor stopped. Mr R. SI. Chamberlain, who was on the platform, said I personally object to this discusiion going on. We are not here to discuss it. I am as gireait a temperance man myself as anybody. Dr. Gooddy I thought you were with me, Mr Chamberlain. The thing I wanted to say is that the 'Society should be un- necessary. If the meeting; is with Mr Chamberlain I will not go on. Mr Chamberlain I am in the hands of the chair. The Chairman (to Dr. Gooddy) I rule that you proceed. Dr. Gooddy I simply want to say that I agree with Dr. Carter, of Deganwy, that r two-thirds of cruetly to children arises t through drink, and if we mean to prevent that, we must do all we can to educate the people that they will spend more on the comfort of their children and less on drink.—(Loud applause.) I am not here to make a teetotal speech. The vote having oeen accorded, Mr Chamberlain, without ali-ading to his pre- vious protest, proposed a YlJt i f thsrks to the Chairman, which was seconded by the, Rev. J. Raymond, and carried^ the company then adjourning for tea provided by the ladies' committee.
CHESS. (CONDUCTED BY A. LASERS ON). All communications to be addressed to The Chess Editor, "Advertiser" Office. Saturday, Dec. 12th, 1908. ANSWE8 TO CORRESPONDENTS, H. H.—There was an attempt made to start a wrestling club in connection with the Chess Club, but, the Com- mittee when approached would not have any (I don't think.) Mate in 2.—Although it is said that a Britisher's home his Castle, yet, the fact remains that if the King were to remove from his Castle he would not be able to again "Castile." Anxious.—Yes, the Prince of Wales is an enthusiastic chess player. w "TT Der Gerwald. 1 Black. White. White to move and eompeIl black to mate! him in 25 moves on his (White's) Q RiSq. 4 THE PROPOSED NORTH WALES CHESS ASSOCIATION. With a view to forming a North Wales Chess Association representatives are being called together from the various Clubs in the district for a meeting;, which has been arranged to take place at Chester on Wednesday, the 16th inst. Eiach of the following Clubs have promised to send either two or three members to take part in the discus:s,ion: Ha,ngor, Llandudno, Colwyn Bay, Abergele, Rhyl, Flint, Den- bigh, Ruahon and Wrexham. Messrs J. Raymond, H. Higginbottom, and A. Laserson are to represent the Llandudno Club, The meeting will be preceded by a match, the teams to consist of players from the various Carnarvonshire Clubs, on one side and Denbighshire and Flintshire players on the other side. The match will probably commence at 3-30! p.m. or 4 p.m. It has taken a good many years to call a meeting of this size, and the honour of having accomplished such a difficult task can undoubtedly be claimed by Mr T. H. Allbutt, of Old Colwyn, who, with the assistance of Mr Wills, the hon. sec. of the Colwyn Bay Chess Club, and one or two members of the Llandudno Club, have worked for months trying to bring the different North Wales Chess Clubs into line with his views, and at length succeed- ed, and now it seems that his one ambition, which is to form a first-clast. Chess Asso- ciation, will be ratified. The secretary pro. tem. of the movement is Mr Wills, of Colwyn Bay. The main object of the Chester meeting is the framing of the rules, election of officers, etc. The Prince of Wales will probably be asked to be hon. patron to the Association, and the Lord Lieutenants of the Welsh Northern Counties to become hon. vice-presidents. Played at the first, board in the match between Llandudno and Colwyn Bay: White. Black. Mr A. Laserson. Mr E. D. Rowland. 1. P—K4 P—QB4 2. P-KB4 P-K3 3. Kt—KB3 Kt—QB3 4. P— QB3 BK2 5. P-Q4 PxP 6. PxP P—Q4 7. P K5 P—KB3 8. B—Kt5 B—Q2 9. BxKt BxB 10'. Cajstles PxP 11 PxP P -R3 12. Q—Bi2 KQ2 13. P—QR3 B—BSiq 14. P1—Kt4 PR5 15. Kt—QB3 Kt—K2. 16. Kt-,R4 QKSq 17. Kt,—R4 B xKit, 18. QxBch Kit-B3 19. PKJtS PxP 20. QxP Kt—B2 21. R'i—KtiSq R—Kt.Sq 22. P—R4 KtxP 23. Q-Kt6 ch K—iBSq 24. QxKt, QB3 25. Kt—Kt 6 B-B4 26. Kt checks BxB 27. B-K3 K—Q2 28. KR—BSiq Q—113 29. R—Kt6 QR,4 30. Q-Kt4 K—KSq 31. QxP K-QSiq 32. RxP And whiiite wins. CHESS TEATS. V" That the result of the match with Oolwvn Biay was satisfactory in. every way. That looking at the results of the matcihes during tuo kst couple of years it, would seem that the Llandudno Club can both win well and lose badly. That this may speak well for consistency,. but we would rather that the games lost were not, so numerous. That during the match a Llandudno player touched a piece and then wanted to make a move with another piece. That of course his opponent objected, and it took some time to persuade the Llan- dudnoite that his opponent's demand was a just, one. That the Llandudnoite kept repeating that his opponent made a similar mistake ip the match at Colwyn Bay. That if that really was the case it should have been settled on the spot and not nursed so long. That, according to the rules of Chess the Coilwyn Bayite was certainly entitled to ask him to move the piece he first touched. That in matches players should keep to strict touch move or else pay the penalty.
COLWYN BAY ENTERTAINMEiNTS. The agreement between the C'olwyn Bay Lrban District Council and the Victoria Pier Company, under which all entertain- ments on the promenades were prohibited after 7 30 in the evenings, has now ter- minated and no request has been made by the Company for its renewal. It is commonly stated that the agreement did not have the effect intended. The object in view was to enable the Pier Company to secure better support for their concerts in the pavilion, which they agreed to provide at the request of the Council. Instead of the public proceeding on to the pier after 7 30 during the season, it was found tiha,t they did not, go down to the front at all in the evenings, but patronised en- tertainmens on private ground nearer the town. This result of the agreement was not foreseen. There is, therefore, to be no restriction of the kind in the agreements for the, privilege of giving; entertainments which the Council decided to enter into on Tuesday with various entertainers for next season. The Pier Company intend, how- ever, to go on with their concerts, and theiir new manager is understood to be making the necessary arrangements. -n- J.
FRiOMi FAR AND NEAR, HER REDEEMING FEATURE. The only son had just told the family that he was engaged, and to whom. "What! that girl!" exclaimed mamma. Why, she squints!" She has absolutely no style!" protested sister. Red-headed, isn't she ?" snapped auntie. I'm afraid she's fidgety," complained grandma. She hasn't any money," grumbled uncle. She doesn't look strong," murmured the first cousin. She's stuck up!" objected the second cousin. "She's an extravagant pig!" cried the third cousin. Well," said the only eon thoughtfully, she's got one redeeming feature." What's that?" asked the chorus. She hasn't a relative on earth," replied the only son. Grab her, my boy, grab her!" urged the, father. ♦ DIPLOMATIC JOHN. Jane wanted to go to the circus and John wanted to go to the theatre. We can go to the theatre any time," she- said, but the circus is here for only a week, and we have not always the chance of going to. it." "Well, as you like," said John; "but allow me to say this-I will not be responsible for the. consequences." What consequences?" asked Jane, in sur- prise. These consequences," answered John gravely. Suppose one of the lions should break out of his cage while we are there, it's all over with you." All over with me?" Certainly; the lions aren't blind, are they?" Xo-iio: but what hae that got to do with me ?" Just this. If you look to me to be sweet enough to eat, how will you look to a raging,, roaring, hungry lion? He will think you a de- licious morsel, and you are gone." But, John, there will be other girls there. besides me." I know it, but you will be the sweetest one, there." Very well, John, dear; I think we'd better 10 to the theatre."
CHRIST CHURCH.-—At the Christmas morning service at 11 a.m. the offertory will be given to the Free Meals Fund in connection with the Llandudno Charity Organisation. Old Doctor: "So you think my daugh- ter's happiness is safe in your hands—eh Young Doctor "I know she loves me, and I do not see how I could live without, her." Old Doctor: "Well, you are a young; man of good character, and I will give my consent on one condition." Young Doctor: "Name it!" Old Doctor "It is that, when she is ill, you won't try to doctor her yourself." "I wish, John," said the editor's wife, "that you'd try not to be so absent-minded when we are dining out." "Eh! What did I do now?" "Why, when the hostess asked you if you'd have some more pudding, you re- plied that owing to a, tremendous pressure of space you were compelled to decline." -t "Carragol" is nutritive, stimulating and inv,;¡g:oralt,ing-good for lung and body bulildlvng, good for making good the ravages of Lung Troubles. Buy a bottle to-day from Winter and Co.. Chemists, Llandudno. Price Is. and upwards. Printed and Published by the Proprietors Frank Edge and Alec. G. Moy, at the "Advertiser" Printing Works, Market. Street, Llandudno.