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LLANDUDNO CRICKET CLUB. ANNUAL MEETING. The annual meeting of the Llandudno Cricket Club was held at the Queen's Hotel on Monday evening, Mr A. G. Rogers presiding. The following: were present: -Messrs A. D. r. Marks, Howel Jones, J. Inglis, Goodman Jones, J. Smith, C. N. Jones, Edward Jones, J. J. Marks, J. W. Gardiner, and E. P. Morris. THE SECRETARY'S REPORT. Mr E. P. Morris, honorary secretary, read his annual report showing that from a playing point of view the Club had not enjoyed a very successful season, of the matches played four only being won, 9 lost, and 6 drawn. The main reason for that was the difficulty of raising a decent eleven for the away matches. The Club had, however, never failed to keep an engagement, even if the journey had to be made with seven players only.—(Ap- plause.) The services of the captain (O. N. Jones) were greatly missed in the away matches, he being unable for business reasons to take part. The services of Mr George Field had also been greatly missed during the season. Several former mem- bers of the, Club had been badly bitten with the golf fever, and he (the secretary) appealed to them to return to their first love for the summer in view of the fact that there were plenty of facilities for en- joying the lajtter in the winter.—(Hear, hear.) THE AVERAGES. Turning to individuals the Secretary said that, the four highest batting averages were:-A. Halstead 9 innings, once not out, 189 runs, averse 23.5; A. N. Wills, 11 innjings, once not out, 219 runs, average 21.9; Rev. W. E'. Jones, 10 innings, 159 runs, once not out, average 17.1; C. N. Jones, 9 innings, once not out, 88 runs, average 11. Bowling: Howel Jones, 16 wickets at 15.9 each; Rev. W. EL Jones, 14 wickets at 16 runs each, and J. Smith 9 wickets at 17 runs each. Only one century had been scored on behalf of the Club, during the year, and that by C. N. Wills (104 not out) who had proved a most valuable acquisition to the Club. THE FUTURE. County cricket, continued the Secre- tary, had been very flourishing during the year, but only one, Llandudno player (Rev. W. E. Jones) had taken part in County matches. With regard to the future the Committee had seriously considered the question, and had come to the conclusion that if the Club was to retain its position a professional should be engaged. With a view of bringing thait about the Com- mittee had approached the Mostyn Estate and been most favourably received.— (Hear, hear.) In concluding, the Com- mittee wished to 'thank the Llandudno Pier Company for allowing notices of matches to be posted in the Pavilion, and to the T.IA. for inserting similar notices in the weekly programme; Mr Burgess for auditing the accounts, and Mr J. R. Elvans for acting as an efficient scorer.. On the motion of Mr Howel Jones, the report was adopted. FINANCIAL STATEMENT. Mr Howel Jones, hon. treasurer, pro- posed the adoption of the accounts as pre- sented, showing that the Club had a balance in hand of £2.3 13s. 7d., or a loss on tlhe year's working of £:6. Mr Eldward Jcnes seconded, and the members unani- mously approved their adopts on. ELECTION OF OFFICERS. The following officers were then elected President, The Right Hon. Lord Mostyn; captain, Mr Howel Jones; vice-captain, Rev. W. E. Jones, secretary; Mr E. P. Morris; treasurer, Mr Edward Jones; committee, Messrs A. G. Rogers, A: D. T. Marks, J. Inglis, W. Wood, C. F. Farrington, Goodman Jones, and Dr. Lockhart Mure. The vice-presidents were re-elected^ and the names of Mr J. W. Gardiner and Dr. Travis added to the list. THE ENGAGEMENT1 OF A PROFESSIONAL. The Chairman introduced the question of engaging a professional for the year 1909, and said the Committee had been very kindly met by Lord Mostyn, who had reduced the rent of the ground as an experiment to see if the engagement of a professional and coach would bring out younger players. He (the speaker) was most anxious to see the Club firmly estab- lished, and the game encouraged, and be- lieved that the step would be a, good one. At present it was the hardest work in the world to get a team together for away matches, and something must be done to remedy that state of things. Mr E'dward Jones also supported the proposal to engage a professional pro- vided the final arrangements with the Mos- I zD tyn Estate would enable them to do so. The Club had a balance in hand which would enable them to undertake the ex- perimenit, for one year, but he saw no rea- son Why that, balance should not be kept up. He felt that it is absolutely necessary for the future of the Club that a profes- sional should be engaged. Mr E. P. Morris then detailed the ex- penditure which would be entailed by the engagement of a professional, showing that with the reduction of rent promised bv Lord Mostyn the Club would be able to meet all its liabilities next, year if the step was taken, the figures being based on the income of the past season. A general discussion followed, and finally Mr Howel Jones proposed that a professional be engaged provided a clause was inserted in the agreement between the Mostyn Estate and the Club allowing the groundsman the use of the appliances on the Cricket Ground, he to be entirely re- sponsible for the care of the ground used for cricket., the preparation of wickets, etc. This was unanimously agreed to, and the Committee given full powers to act in the matter. The Secretary reported that twenty re- plies had been received in response to an advt. in the "Athletic News" for a groundsman and professional at a weekly r wage of 25s. for twenty weeks, and that the Committee had reduced the number to fiver. T'he application of the five were read, together with their testimonials, and finally the number was reduced to two. i.e., W. Diaviesi of T'amworth, and A. E. Hartley, last season with Lymm, and residing at Nelson. Both are medium pace left arm bowlers with good averages. The final selection (provided the agree- ment was satisfactorily arranged with the Mostyn Estate) was left to the Committee and Mr J. J. Marks, who is a member of the Lancashire County Club.
-e- THE NEW WATER MAIN. LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD INQUIRY. A Local Government Board inquiry was conducted by Mir F. O. Stamford in the Council Chamber on Friday into an application by the Llandudno Urban Dis- trict Council for sanction to borrow £ 5,226 for the purpose of extending their water main from Llandudno Junction to te boundary of the Urban District at Llan- rhos, including the execution of works in t the parishes of Llanrhos, Llangwstenin, and Penrhyn. Mr Con oily, clerk to the Council, gave the usual details respecting the district. The assessable value was £ 101,718. The population in 1901 was 9,271, but was estimated to be at present 11,052. The area of the district is 2,686 acres, and the rates 5s. lOd. in the pound,, of which 2s. is poor rate. A penny in the pound for improvement purposes represented 2400. The rates gjiven did not, include water charges, which worked out at Is. Id. in the pound. The outstanding loan debt amounted to 2'2,09,780, the total cost of the scheme already carried out had been £ 28,632, When it was completed it, was believed that the town would be sufficient- ly supplied for some years to come. The new work had already been commenced "with the object of providing work for the unemployed, a course which the Local Government Board had sanctioned. The amount already spent on this head— £ 100 —had been paid out, of the suspense account. A member of the Council had raised the objection that a portion of the work already done would be superseded by the new work, but the deputy engineer, at the request of the Clerk, explained that the section referred to would not be aban- doned but would continue in use. The Inspector: Then it won't actually be superseded] The Deputy Engineer No. Mr McMaster said that as one of tthe minority on the District Council he had intended to oppose the scheme very strong- ly, but owing to a judicious engineering of the unemployed question the minority had practically been put out of court, and it, was now scarcely worth while saying anything about it. He, however, stated at considerable length the grounds of ob- jection, which he had previously stated in the Council. After the deputy engineer had given evi- dence, the inquiry was closed,, and the in- spector, accompanied by some of the offi- cials, proceeded to examine the works.
I LOOKING BACKWARDS. LLANDUDNO TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO. 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 M our readers will recall, and these will not be without interest to the younger generation who will know many of thoswi who took an active part. in the various events dealt with. MR. RAT!HONE:'S; VISIT. A public meeting is arranged to be held at St. George's Hall, on Friday, 23rd October inst., when Mr Rathbone, M.P., Mr Cornwallis West, and others will address the meeting.—October 17th, 1885. MR. CHAMBERLAIN, M.P. At the instruction of the Committee the right honourable gentleman was, through the Secretary, asked to come down to Llandudno to deliver an address at a day most suitable to him. The right honour- able gentleman acknowledged the compli- ment paid him by the Llandudno Liberals, but owing to the extra work entailed upon him so near the General Election, Mr Chamberlain wished to be excused for the present.—October 17th, 1885. BODAFON. The harvest thanksgiving service was held in the Mission Church on Wednesday evening, when the service was read by Mr Jenkyns, and an eloquent, and appro- priate sermon delivered by the Rev. J. W. Thomas, B.A., to a very large con- gregation, aill joining heartily in the, re- sponses and singing. Miss Aggie Felton ably presided at the harmonium.—October 24th, 1885. WHAT THE "ADVERTISER" SAYS, IN 1885. That there has been some talk of getting up a billiard tournament, between the local Conservatives and Liberals. That neither party will take the "cue" from their opponents in political views, ) and in the election they will do their best to "baulk" one another. That we should like to see a billiard match betwen these rival parties, which would, we are sure, attract a lot of enthusiasm. That it would scarcely be believed, but we vouch for the fact that many gentlemen come to Llandudno because it is the only one of the many watering places that has a chess club. That the local club has been in existence many years, and was started by Mr G. L. Woodley and Dr. Dalton. That it has afforded amusement to many visitors, and some of the presidents o the largest of the chess clubs in the Kingdom are regular patrons to the chess-room, where frequent matches take place. That the visitors measure their strength with Rev. J. Raymond, and Messrs Deaikin, E. O. Parry, A. Evans, Daniel Edwards, and W. Smith. That one of the players who was here last season has since been "mated." That he discovered his "queen" when rn a previous visit to Llandudno. That Col. Piatt, the Conservative candi- date,, will address the, electors in the Pier Pavilion, on Monday evening neit. o, That a sounding board has been put up, which no doubt will improve the acoustics of Tory oratory on the occa- sion. That Mr Rathbone's meeting the other evening, for a political meeting, was as harmonious as anyonei could desire. That it reminded us more of a prayer meeting than a political assembly. That we hope Col. Piatt will be accorded the same fair play and respectful hear- ing that were given his oppon-ents.- (Loud Radical cheers.) CHARITY CONCERT1, DECEMBER 12 th, 1885. Through the exertions of Miss Williams (Bodafon) Miss Howarth and other ladies who take a deep interest in charitable objects, a concert, has been arranged to take place on Monday evening next, at the Pier Pavilion, for which a most, at- tractive programme has been arranged. The proceeds will be devoted to charitable purposes at Xmas. NOTES BY A SOMNAMBULIST. It was all a dream. I had been dozing after dinner, and in my sleep had imagined I had seen Llandudno in a new and strange light. I thought, it was the be- ginning of winter. The season had just finished, and the days were drawing in. The evenings were getting; long,, but in- stead of lassitude and ennui there was energy and motion everywhere. On all hands were heard conversations relating 'to undertakings about to recommence. Art classes were to be held; lectures on different subjects had been arranged; the musical people were ordering their copies of the several works which were to be pre- pared by the Choral Society for the series of Winiter Concerts and the members of the local Dramatic Society had received the caste of the new comedy, and were busy learning their parts in preparation for the preliminary rehearsals. On all sides were to be seen evidences of a taste for culture and wholesome recreation. Strangest sdgtit of all, tlhe different clergy- men and ministers appeared to be the leaders and strongest supporters of the movement, and in each different section I could see one or more of them according to their several tastes taking part in what was going on, and by their presence and exampleencourag,ing and supporting the proceedings. My dream was a long one, and in it I reasoned myself and said: "Is it be- cause the people have left off attending the Churches and Chapels that the minis- ters are here seen taking a part tin the secular doings of their flock?" The answer impressed upon my miind was in I the negative, and I saw that the services of the Church were better attended than ever, and that the people had not suffered f in point of devotion. The subject of my dream interested me whilst dreanrng it, and finding out a face which I seemed to know I asked the owner whether all classes co-operated in the good work"? His reply was remarkable. "vViithout the help of all it could not be done. 30 long as any considerable class hang back in selfishness or jealousy—be they rich or poor, Welsh or English- nothing can last." I awoke to the stern facts of the present tjime. At first I felt depressed by a con- viction that things in Llandudno were not altogether as they should be. But when I came to carefully consider the matter my doubts were removed. For who ever heard of divisions in S'wint. T'udno. Do not, the leading men do all in their power to pro- mote good and useful undertakings ] Have they not the cordial co-operation of all the gentlemen with white tlies and black coats? And it were a calumny to hint at indifference, to say nothing of antagonism on the part of any portion of the com- muni,ty,t,owards-say the cultivation of the Drama. And as to jealousy: we all know that the colour of yellow is not by any means a favourite one, here by the sea. So I was conforted, and went to' sleep again.—Dec. 12th, 1885.
WILL, OF FAIHEPL, IGNATIUS. SOME INTERESTING BEQUESTS. The Rev. Joseph Leycester Lyne, of Llanthony Abbey, founder and Superior of Llanthony Abbey, left estate of the gross value of £2,510 lis., of which the net personalty has been sworn at J3984 5s. lid. His will bears date 21st November, 1906, and probate thereof had been granted to his cousin, the Rev. R. A. Lyne, of Woolhope Vicarage, Here- ford, his adopted son, Mr W. L. Lyne, secretary, of Maes-y-ffin, Abergavenny, A. Harris (Father Asaph, monk of Llan- thony Abbey), and Mr E. A. Collier, of London. After appointing executors, the testator says —"I render into the hands of my Lord Jesus Christ my body, soul and spirit, which are Brls by oreiaition and by the purchase of His most previous blood on Calvary." Father Ignatius leaves the Monastery of Llanthony, the Convent and Monastery Church, and the gardens and other lands (if any) now held and enjoyed therewith, including the farms of Trecae and Ty- Gwyne, and all that they contain unto Father Asaph and Jessie Dew (in re- ligion Mother Tudfil), of the Convent of Llanthony, absolutely, as jexint tenants, subject to the right of his adopted son, W. L. Lyn8i, for life to continue farming i the lands of the said Monastery as he is now farming at a nominal rent of Is., in return for the service which he renders and shall render to the Monastery as heretofore. J £ 600 Mexican Central American stock, j £ 300 Melbourne City 4 per cents, £ 300 New South Wales 4 per cents, and his West Kent Gas shares, upon trust, to pay his funeral expenses, debts, and the duties on hi,s property, to Father Asaph and Mother Tudfil. To Thomasina, wife of W. L. Lyne, all his diaries and private papers, to be burned forthwith. To Thomasina Lyne, Father Asaph, and Mother Tudfil, in equal shares, all the cash in his money drawer in his cell at his decease, as some provision for their immediate needs. To W. L. Lyne the furniture and pic- tures in his cell, the sofa in the library, his sideboard and sarcophagus, and 25 books from his library. To Sister Rose, of Llanthonv Convent, his mission Bible. v To "dear little Josephine," daughter of W. L. Lyne. all the black carved furni- ture in the Monastery. To the Baroness de Bertouch the silver crucifix which he wore and his ring. The executors are directed to select from his library one book "for my kind friend, Mr Howell James, of the Aber- gavenny Bank." The residue of the property is left to his adopted son, W. L. Lyne, and Thomasina, his wife, in equal shares. Father Ignatius finally states,: "L:et my tired-out body, which is and ever will be in my Precious Saviour of Jesus' care, be buried when it shows signs of decay quite inexpensively where and as my executors may think fit. It is redeemed by the precious blood, as well as is my immortal spirit, with Christ, which is very far better, when you, my dear chil- dren, are reading this my last will and testament." The form of his signature to the will is'—"J. Leycester Lyne, In Religion Ignatius of Jesus, Monk, O'.S.B."
e AGED PEOPLED TREAT.—The fol- lowing additional subscriptions have been received:—The Lady Augusta Mostyn, £ 1; Miss Tyrer, 2s. 6d. Colonel Phillippi 2s. 6d. The Misses William- son, 2s. 6d.; Mr W. O. Williamson, 2s. 6d. Mr W. O. Williams (The Bon), 2s. d.; Misses Roberts (Arwendon), 2s. 6d. Mrs and Miss Broome, £ 1. TEMPORARY* ASSISTANT TO BE RETAINED.—It was reported to the Llandudno Finance Committee that the period for which the temporary assistant was engaged in the Surveyor's Department has expired, and the Assistant Engineer asked for instructions in the matter. Hav- ing regard to the numerous works in hand the Committee decided to retain the, ser- vice Oif the! extra assistant for the present. I 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, Llandudno. Sold in Is. bottles.
NATURE JOTTINGS. DECEMBER, 14.—An incident of un- doubted interest came under my notice when on the cliffs on Saturday last. In passing -along a rugged cliff-face I ob- served two ravens fly from cover, and while calling in deep gutteral tones, made outward over the water. They had not travelled very far, however, ere I noticed that they were being followed by two peregrine falcons, which gained speedily upon them. One of the falcons before actually reaching the ravens, as with one determined effort, swept upward, turned as a "tumbler" would, and without any apparent hesitation stooped with great speed in the direction of the foremost raven, but when the falcon was all but upon it I could see. that the raven, which evidently had noted all the proceedings, swung itself upward, with wide-open bill, to meet it, and momentarily the falcon swerved sideways. Again the falcon ascended, and again it stooped, but with the same result as before. Time after time the performance was repeated, but neither bird came into actual contact with the other. Meanwhile the other two in- dividuals had wandered some little dis- tance to the right and strange to' say were engaged in precisely similar performances. Eventually they all disappeared from view over the crest of the cliff. It is difficult to suggest any probable reason for the cause' of the menacing attitude of the falcons. Were their threats well-intended in the first instance, but. instantly recog- nising equal opponents in the ravens, they felt themselves dared, or was it that the falcons did it out of purely wanton sport1
LOCAL NEWS. EXPERIENCE Y ARTED.-The Clerk read at the Llandudno Health Committee a number of letters received from towns possessing a Destructor, with regard to complaints as to smell arising from the burning of refuse, from which it appeared that experience varied. The Clerk also stated that the Electrical Engineer hoped shortly to be able to report upon an apparatus intended to minimize such com- plaints. COUNCIL'S WORKMEN AND THE HOLIDAYS.—The Assistant Engineer re- minded the Finance Committee that it is usual for Lhe Council to grant holidays at Christmas to their permanent workmen, for which they are paid full time, and he asked for instructions with regard to the payment for the holidays of the extra men engaged on the several new works. It was decided to pay only the permanent men for the holidays. SATURDAY NIGHT POPS.—Last Saturday night, those in the Town Hall enjoyed a very pleasant magic lantern en- tertainment, which had been arranged by Mr Gilder Rowlands. The lantern was lent by Mr A. H. Hughes. A variety of beautiful views were thrown on the screen, including illustrations to songs, given by Miss Woodcock, and Mr Peacock, and recitations by Mrs Watson, Mrs and Miss Squirrell. Mr J. Bellis presided, and Miss Mudd acted as accompanist. GREAT ORME: RESERVOIR LEASE. -The draft lease of the Great Orme Re- servoir and Pumping Station has again been under consideration of the Water and Gas Committee. The Clerk was asked to communicate with the lessor pointing out the annual loss on the Great Orme portion of the water undertaking of the Council, and to enquire whether I I in the circumstances he will not reduce the rent to a more nominal figure than that agreed upon some years ago. ELECTRICITY GENERATED—The total number of units of electricity generated this year to December 2nd was 821,828, an increase of 372,,981 as com- pared with the corresponding period of last year. From October 29th to Decem- ber 2nd, 117,101 units were made, an increase of 22,420 as compared with a similar period last year. THE! CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS.— We understand that there is a movement on foot among the drapers and outfitters' assistants of Llandudno in order to obtain the closing of such establishments from Thursday night, December 24th to the following Tuesday morning, thus allow- ing them four clear days' holiday, an arrangement which has already been de- cided upon in many large towns. MAKE OF GAS.—The total make of gas to November 28th of this year was 55,717,000 cubic feet, an increase of 315,000 as compared with the correspond- ing period of last year. The total make from Ototober 31st to November 28th was 5,907,000 cubic feet, an increase of 20,000 as compared with a similar period in 190. ALLOTMENTS.—The Clerk read cor- respondence at a meeting of the Llan- dudno Finance Committee he had had with Messrs Smiths, Gore and Co. and the Mostyn Estate, with reference to land for allotments adjoining Conway Road, and stated that he had asked for draft agree- ments with regard thereto to be submitted to him. Arrangements had been made with the tenants for the land to be given up to the Council in February next. The Clerk was instructed to prepare, agree- ments with the tenants in King's Road who haxe expressed the desire to become tenants of the allotments in front of the King's Road Houses. A Round Robin was presented to the Committee calling attention to the! fact that unless a path is made through the land which is to be used for allotments in King's Road which can be used by pedestrians wishing to get from King's Road to Trinity Street, con- siderable inconvenience will be occasioned to the residents locally. The Assistant Engineer stated that a path will be left at the end of the allotments. The Rev. D. T. Jones, Lampeter, has been appointed curate of St. Mary's, Banigor.
FLINT TOWN COUNCIL. MOTION TO EXCLUDE: THE PRESS. At the monthly meeting of the Flint Town Council on Monday night there was a motion on the agenda in the name of Councillor T. J.. Williams "That reporters be not admitted to the Council meetings." On being called upon to propose the i motion Councillor Williams wished to know who had altered the motion which he had originally sent in. The motion he handed to the Town Clerk read as fol- lows -—"That reporters be not admitted to the Council meetings unless they give true, authentic, unbiassed, and impartial reports of the proceedings." The Town Clerk said he had taken the liberty to leave out the latter part of the resolution, as he considered it would be a matter of Impossihillity for the Council to undertake to see that reports were "true, authentic, unbiassed, and impartial." Councillor Williams said he thought it was very unfair of the Town Clerk to mutilate his motion. He had no wish to exclude the press from their meetings, but in giving a, report of the last meeting of the 'Council the press had gone out of their way to leave out some remarks that had been made, while putting in others on the same. subject, and he considered they had not acted impartially. He would not move the resolution as it now stood on the agenda. Alderman Hall said he thought Coun- cillor Williams was wise in with- drawing his resolution. He was a great advocate of havng the press present at all their meetings, so thalt, the public might know what they were doling. SCHOOL, MANAGERS. The following were appointed managers of the elementary schools in the borough !o -,The new Council schools: Major C. E,. Dyson and Councillor Powell. Flint National Schools Councillor T. H. Hum- phrey. Flint Mountain Nationalj Coun- cillor E. A. Hughes. Roman Catholic Schools: Councillor T. O'Donovan. HALKYN MOUNTAIN. On the proposition of Councillor D1. E. Da vies, it was unanimously decided to take the necessary steps to urge the Gov- ernment to have Halkyn mount,arin made into a caanping ground for the Ter- ritorial Forces, and also to ask the neigh- bouring authorities to support the move- ment. A Want Ad. will sell anything or buy anything.