ŒlllDf.1Œ!t LOCAL NEWS. SUNSHINEI RE"CIOR,D,The total number of hours of bright sunshine re- corded at Llandudno for week ending December 13th was 10 hours 42 minutes. The rainfall for the same period being 0.930 inches. SUMMARY OF1 P A YME.N TS.—The Llandudno Finance Committee have sanc- tion the payment, of acountis: -General fund, £ 4220! 6s. ld. waiter and gas fund, JE5198 14s. 9d.; electric light fund, £ 1168 14s. 6d.; total, P,10,58,7 15s. 4d. CAMBRIDGE: OHEiSiSl PRESIDENT. Mr W. Humphreys., of Chester, brother of Mr G. A. Humphreys, Mostyn Estate Offices, Llandudno, has been appointed President of the Cambridge Chess Club. Mr W. Humphreys is past, champion of 'Cheshire, and has on several occasions met and made a draw game with the re- in owned World's Champion, Dr. Lasker. HAPPY VALLEY SECURITIES.— 'The Clerk read a letter from Mr Churchill -submitting another name as surety in place of the one who is desirous of retiring. He stated that he had made full enquiries as to the standing of the proposed surety and had received very satisfactory replies. It was resolved that the surety proposed be aclcepted. IRISH FAIRY SONGS, AND TALEIS. --This was the title of the third of the special series of lectures held under the auspices of the St Paul's Literacy Society, which took place on Monday evening at, St. Paul's Church House, before a large .and interested audience. Miss O'Connor i)rove,d herself a most entertaining lec- turer, and held her audience in rapt atten- tion from start to finish, her songs being particularly appreciated. Mr James Marks aclted as accompanist. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded Miss O'Con- nor on the proposition of Mir L. H. Edminson. ORAIGYDO-N BOAT JETTY.—The members of the, Craigydon Mutual Im- provement, Association on Friday evening last discussed the suggested boat jetty at Craigydon and the best method of agitat- ing to obtain ilt. After a good deal of dis- cussion the subject Was referred to the Executive Commlittee with a view to a special committee being appointed to bring pressure on the Urban Council in order that the project may be carried into effect. Mr Peacock presided. ACCIDENT.—An old lady named Mrs Fairley, residing in C'wlach Road, was admitted to the Cottage Hospital, suffer- ing from a broken thigh. It, appears she was discovered in Cwlach Road on Wed- nesday afternoon, having apparently fallen over the wall of her garden to the road below, a distance of about ten feet. Dr. E. S. Gooddy was summoned and at- tended the old lady, who was in a serious condi/iion. It was considered advisable to remove her to the hospital. Inspector 'Owen, Sergt. Jones and P,Ô.'s Williams (29) and Williams (51) assisting in the ambulance work, and were heartily congratulated by the doctor on the excel- lent manner in which they carried out a difficult piece of ambulance work. CRAIGYDON RELIEF SEWER.- The Works Committee have had under consideration the question of laying; a re- lieving sewer to the Craigydon district. The Saniitary Inspector and the Assistant Surveyor (Mr Davies) attended the meet- ing and gave their experience of the re- quirements of the district, and also the adequacy or otherwise of the present sys- tem. They were of the opinion that pro- vided buildings are not allowed to be erected at too low a level below the kerb of the adjoining street, the present sewer is sufficient to meet the requirements, and normal development of the district for .some years to come. 'The Assistant Engineer states that in hrisopinion the present system was sufficient, for the area -it drains. After further considering the matter it was resolved that from the in- -formation received, this Committee is of the opinion that there iso. at present no -necessity to continue a relieving sewer to -Oraigydon. EXPENSES OF JOINT .SANITARY COMMITTEE.—A letter was read from the Clerk to the Carnarvonshire Joint San-itary Committee replying to the Llan- dudno Finance Committee's complaint of ,the expenses incurred by the ,Joint Committee, and stating that thei in- crease has mainly been caused by the extra number of meetings which were obliged to be held in consequence of the re- arrangement of the appointments of Medical Officers of Health, and that the necessary expenses of the members at- tending the meetings are authorised by the provisions of the order of the Local Government Board, and by the certificate .of the District Audiltor required under such order that the several expenses had been legally incurred. The Committee after fully considering the matter and having had pointed, out to them that ap- parently members of the Joint Committee .attending meetings in their own town are allowed 5s. per meeting, it was decided (that in the opinion of this Cbmmittee the payment of 5s. per day to a member of the Joint Sanitary Committee when at- tending a meeting of the said C'ommititee held within a district in which such mem- ber resides is not a necessary expense within the meaning! of the order of the Local Government Board, and that, there- fore the Council be recommended, to take 3steps to oppose any such payment in future either by a, representation to the Local Government Board or at, an audit .of the accounts of the Joint Authority, s ,and that a. copy of this resolution be for- warded to the Clerk to the, Carnarvon- slil;re Joint Saniitary Authority. At the monthly meeting of the Council on Wed- nesday Mr James Marks criticised the above recommendation in caustic terms, ,and proposed that it be deleted from the minutes of the committee.—Mr Robt. Roberts rose to reply, but, as there was no ,s,econder ito the motion he wa,s ruled out of order. I THE TOWN BAND.The, Clerk has reporyted that, the town hand commenced on the 26th November. It was decided to ask Mr Mohr to meet, Messrs Smith, H. Edwards and W. Beaumont, to see whether any, and if so, what better arrangements can be made with a view to meeting the wishes of the public. SALE OF GAS COOKERS.—The scale of charges prepared by the Gas Manager for the sale outright to consumers of gas cookers which have been in use during periods varying from one to ten years was under consideration of the Gas Cbmmittee, and it was decided to annex same to these minutes and to print copies thereof for circulation amongst consumers now using gas cookers. CHRISTMAS POIT POT.—This sea- sonable charity bids fair to outrival all previous records; about. 350 tickets have already been distributed, representing a dinner for over 1,000 persons. Anyone interested may view the preparation of the Hot Pots on Thursday next at the St. George's Hotel Kitchen, kindly lent by the proprietor. SEA ANGLING COMPETITION.—A sea angling competition, arranged by the Llandudno Club, took place at the Pier Head on Wednesday. Unfortunately the fish were not on the prowl for food, and although t,en members fished for over two ho iTs the results were poor. First prize was awarded rto Mr J. J. Knight of Craigydon, who secured a codling1 of lib. 7oz., the second going to E. Rowe, of the Washington Hotel, for two dabs weighing, lib. 5oz. LOCAL WEDDING.—An interesting' local wedding was solemnised at the Eng- lish Baptist Chapel on Monday, by the Rev. John Raymond, between Mr George Underwood, only son of Mrs Underwood, Plas Myrddin, Abbey Road, and Miss Gertrude Hems, of Birmingham. The wedding breakfast was served at Marsh- lands, and afterwards, Mr and Mrs Under- wood left, for London for the honeymoon. CHRISTMAS. CLOSING OF' SHOPS. -At, a general meeting of the Grocers and Fruiterers' Association, held on Tuesday last, the following1 arrangements were made for closing —Christmas and Boxing Day all day; Wednesday, 30th December, half-day; New Year's Day, all day. We understand that the Railway Company are runniing a special train to all parts at 2 o'clock on Xmas morning. REHOBOTH LITERARY SOCIETY. -.on Monday evening Mr W. S. Williams presided over the meeting, which had for consideration "Aire the Missionary Societies a success?" Miss Owen (Rtviera) argued well that they were, and Mr E!. J. Jones, of the Oraigydon School, argued in the negative. Speeches were made by Messrs Owen Parry, Robert Williams (Roiseniount)^ Robert Williams (Didsbury House), Thomas Griffiths, and J. T. Dor- kins. Upon a vote, there was a, large, majority in favour of the opinion that the missions had been a, success. GUESSING COMPETITION AT THE PIER. VAR,IEITIES,On Wednesday evening the Pier Theatre of Varieties was packed, their being no less than 415, gentlemen present. The first prize of £ 2 was gained by Robert. Hughes, Dinorwic Villa, Trinity Street, who guessed the actual number; second prize of JBl, Miss Annjie Clope, 141, Mostyn Street, who guessed 425; third prize of ten shillings was divided between H. Forrester., Mos- tyn Streti, and Pryse ML Williams, Fron Deg, Caroline IStreet, their guess being 397. LOCAL, PROPERTY SALE'On Fri- day evening, at the Marine Hotel, Mr T. W. Griffith submitted for competition, several freehold dwelling-houses situated in the village of Penrhynside, midway be- tween Llandudno and Oolwyn Bay, be- longing to the estate of the late Mr Peter Hughes. The first lot, Fair View, com- prising a dwelling-house, with, a gross rental of £ 13 13s. per annum, was sold to Mr Williams, of Bryn Ha,focl, for .€250. Nos. 1 and 2, Drillo View, being two semi- detached cottages, were sold to Mr O1. Roberts, Penrhyn Isa,, for £ 310'. Nos. 1 and 2, Penygroesfford Cottages, were sold to the same purchaser for JB210. Bella Vista, a small villa residence, was with- drawn at £300, and Nos. 1 and 2, T'any- fon Cottages, at, £230. Messrs Chamber- lain and Johnson were the solicitors for the vendors, the trustees to the estate. THE COUNCIL AND LOCAL CARTERS,-—At a meeting of the Llan- dudno Works Committee a, letter was. read from local carters requesting the Com- mittee to place the carting orders amongst the various carters in the town, who are prepared to do the work at the same rate as is paid to the Council's Con- tractor. After fully considering the mat- ter, the Committee instructed the Assist- ant Surveyor to' arrange for the applicants and other carters in the town, to have divided arnongjst them the carting work in connection with the new road to the Cemetery, the payment to be 6s. lid. per day for man, horse and cart,. The Assist- ant Elngineer was requested to inform the present contractor, Mr Davies, that the Committee have taken this course owing to the unusual quietness in the. carting busi- ness. The Committee gave instructions to the Assistant Surveyor as to ,the time the carters were to start work in the mornings, the practice of taking the time of starting as from, the time they leave the stable to be discontinued, and in future the carters will be required to be at the job at the same time ,as the other workmen.—When the above recommendation came before, the Council for confirmation a letter was read from Mr W. Davies stating that the pro- posal of the Works Committe.e was not fair- to him, and the agreement between him and the Council was called for, after the reading of which Mr Pierce Jones, pro- posed and Mr Miarks seconded a resolu- tion referring the. matter back for further Is consideration. After some discussion this I was agreed to. CAMERA HILiL TENANCY.—The I Clerk to the Council submitted draft agreement with Lord Mostyn for the tenancy of Camera Hill, which the Com- mittee approved of, and recommended the Council to authorise the Clerk to sign on their behalf. A LARGER ATTENDANCE WANT- ED.—The Llandudno Water and Gas Committee met. specially to consider the question of the Lighting of the Pro- menade, and after waiting a considerable time for a larger attendance of the mem- bers it was decided to defer the matter to a more convenient date.
I ST. PAUL'S DRAMATIC SOCIETY. If any proof were required as to the popularity of the Sit. Paul's Dramatic Society, it was forthcoming on Wednesday and Thursday last, by the crowded atten- dances at each evening's performance, when they produced H. J. Byron's original comedy in two acts, "The Old Story," and S. T'heyre Smith's comedietta, "Which is Which." The St. Paul's Dramatic! Society have on several occasions given us many proofs of their capaiblibtles, but their two- latest productions will rank amongst one of, if not the best performance they have ever given. "The Old Story" we have seen them pro- duce previously, but not by the same caste, and at one time it looked as if this production would have to be abandoned owing to the senious illness of Mr M. Barnett; fortunately they have in their ranks capable members able and willing to take up almost any part at, a few hours' notice, and Mr C. Greenhalgh at the last hour took up and pourtrayed with distinct success, the part of P. N. Jones,, the Poet, in "The Old Story," and Mr J. Winter at even shorter notice took the part of Mr Gargle in "Which is Which." At the outset an apology was made from the stage for these two gentlemen, but from the delineations of their respective parts which followed there was no neces- sity, except as an act of justice. We con- slide,r it would have been well-nigh impos- sible for either of them to have improved upon the roles they enacted. Having previously noticed the production of "The Old Story" by this company of amateurs, we shall content ourselves by saying, it was a distinctly improved per- formance. There were no stage waits, each one being part perfect, and whilst the new comers, some of them appearing for the first time before the footlights, were a little self-conscious at, the outset, they acted towards the latter part of the play most, naturally, and would no doubt on Thursday evening be even more at home. From the appended caste it will be seen that, the leading members of St. Paul's Dramatic) Society retained their parts. Their popularity was, shown by the outburst of applause with which the audience greeted their every entrance on and departure from the stage. Waverley Brown (Bachelor), Mr J. Winter; Thompson (from town), Dr. Loekhart Mure; Captain Kootoo (un- attched), Mr Joseph Forrester; P. N. Jones (Poet), Mr 01. Greenhalgh; Wilkin- son (servant), Mr J. Mcintosh; Mrs Minerva Deadset. (Widow), Miss Carrie; Miss Snipeley (Sipinster), Miss D. Wood- cock; Miss Crichett (Spinter), Mrs J. Smethurst; Lucy Brown, Miss King; Fritters (her maid), Miss Smethurst. There was a somewhat, lengthy wait be- twen the two performances, but, this is to be explained by the fact that each in- dividual player had, as will be seen from the caste, taken part in the previous pro- duction, and therefore the delay was un- avoidable. "Which is Which" is a production of more recent date, and the dialogue is full of clever writing. M'r Joseph Forrester was given an opportunity to shine, and his pourtrayal of Robert Capper, an artist much in debt-, was quite, one of the best pieces of acting thtis company has pro- duced. Miss Currie, as Mrs Mills, Capper's servant., wa,s excellent, and proved how versaltile are her capabilities as an actress. Dr. Lockhart Mure as Paddles, an oil and colour man, who worries Robert Capper for long: over due account, was another very clever piece of actings and we doubt if the "Dr." has ever given us anything so life like. Miss D. Woodcock as Annie, the heroine, and Mrs J. Smethurst, as Bertha, her friend, both looked and acted their parts admirably. Mr Winter as Mr Gargle, guardian to Annie, and uncle to Robt. Capper, was another part taken at a few' hours' notice, and Mr Winter proved his value to the company by thoroughly sustaining a by no means easy pourtrayal. The tout ensemble was in our opinion one of the smartest little plays the St. Paul's Dramatic Society have given, and give us promise of still better to come. This is undoubtedly due to the fact that their leads are placed in tried and trusted hands, and by continually acting to- gether they must of necessity become more and more perfect in their already highly enjoyable and much appreciated produc- tions.
AN APPEAL, Have any of our readers stored; away in the lumber room, a nursery fire guard, one of the high ones, and for which they have no further use; if sou, would they like to make a, Xmais, gift of it to Dr. Barnardo's local Institution for the pro- tection of the wee mites. It would be most gratefully received by Miss Hard- ing, the hon. matron. We hope to record an immediate response to this appeal. 1\1 The return of wintry weather means a return of Coughs, Colds, and other liarJ weather troubles. You can guard against these by taking regular closes of ragol." Sold in Is. bottles bv Winto and Co., Chemists.
--oJ BREAKING UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS. PRiTZEI DISTRIBUTIONS AT LOCAL SCHOOLS. CHALLENGE SHIELD FOR ATTENDANCE WON' BY DYFFRYN ROAD SCHOOL. The policy of the Carnarvon Oounty Council in awarding prizes for regular attendance ha-sbeen justified by the marked improvement shewn each year by the chil- dren attending the elementary schools of the town, both provided and non-provided. A challenge shield is given in each dis- trict. for the school with the highest per- centage of attendance. This year the shield for the Llandudno-Conway district has been won by the Dyffryn Road School, of which the headmaster is Mr J. Vaughan Humphreys, with a, percentage of over 97 per cent. This record was closely fol- lowed by the new Council School on the the Grerut Orme, with Lloyd Street. Boys a good third. A remarkable, feature in connection with the Great Orme School is the fact that one-third of the total num- ber of soholars on the register gained prizes in connection with which it should be remembered that no scholar is given a prize who has made less than 99 per cent, of the possible number of attendances. The prize-giving at this school took place on Tuesday evening, Alderman Robert Roberts, chairman of the Board of Man- agers presiding, and was supported by the Rev. H. Bryn Davies, Mr Wm. Ellis, and Mr W. J. Roberts. The following report, of an inspection of the school made by His Majesty's Inspector on July 24th was read: "Exceedingly good progress has been made during the year in all phases of the work. The resourcefulness of the Head Mistress is shewn by an interesting course of instruction, and the skilful manner with which this has been secured. The discipline of the school is particularly good, and a, creditable level of efficiency has been attained. The punctuality of the pupils is steadily increasing. "The percentage attendance of the school for the last school year, ending July 31st, 1908, was 96.3 One third of the school being entitled to prizes. 'Twelve to first-class., and eleven to second prizes." Commencing on this, the Chairman ere presenting the prizes, said that the thanks of all were due to Miss Davies, the head- mistress and her assistant, Miss Roberts. The following children received prizes:- Jennie Pritchard, Marjorie Jones, Jen- nie Rowlands, Edith Edwards, James Woodburn, Joseph Woodburn, Ted die Vale, Albert Vale, John Herbert Jones, Emily Jones, Ellen Jones, Archie Roberts, Ruth Beswick, Ellis Griffith, Gwladys Griffiths, Jane Owen, E. J. Wil- liams, EI. A. Harris. Anne J. Davies, Ehiily Davies, Robert Edwards. During the evening an interesting pro- gramme of songs, recitations, etc., was given by the children. Special praise being due to little Lena Bromley, whose elocutionary powers came as is a great surprise to all present. Programme — Hymn, "Cysegrwn flaenfrwyth ddydcliau'n hoes"; Chairman's address; chorus, 4 "Gogonianit i Gymru"; recitation, Maggie E. Jones; song, "Os 'rwyt t'n fy ngharu, i," Idwal Jones and Co.; recitation, Nora Wilsdon chorus, "By yon bonny banks" recitation, "Myfi sy'n niagu'r baban," Maggie E. Jones and Co.; .chorus, "Gipsies we" recitation, Sydney Burton song, "Y deryn pur," Sydney Beswick and Co. recitation, "Y Gwew" rod drill; ,chorus "Hob y Derri Dando" recitation, Lena Bromley; chorus and solo, "Pe bawn yn r'hosyn" recitation, Kathleen Harris; "Hen wlad fy Nhadau." At the conclusion each child was pre- sented with a bun and orange. L/LOYD STREET BOYS. This distribution of the prizes to the scholars of this school took place in the Schoolroom, Air Wm. Bevan presiding, supported by the other managers, and in the presence of a large number of the parents, for whose delectation a number of English and Welsh airs were rendered. Mir D. W. Thomas, the headmaster, took ') the opportunity of thanking the parents for their unremitting efforts in the cause of education by helping to secure the very excellent attendance of 95 per cent for the year. From the subjoined list, it will be noticed that four boys received watches for making' full attendance, for five years, and three for full attendance for three years. The following is the complete list: Watch Prize Winners William Brooks, Edgar Jones, Robert Wright, Edward Williams. Medallists: Norman Atkinson, Win. Gard} iner. 100 Per Cloi-it: Ernest Jones, Gordon Jones, John Edward Hughes, Bernard Williams, Edgar Jones, Baden Owen, Richard Ronald Thomas, Wm. Roberts, Wm. Brookes, Ga,radoc Evans, Idwal Morris, Harold Gatley, Reggie Hughes, John Seal, Eli as Evans, Norman AGkin- son, Lewis Griffiths, Wm. Hughes, Wm. Kyffin, John H. Jones, Edgar Atkinson, Wm. Gardiner, Arthur Hockey, Clarence Keigwin, George Neal, Robert Wright, Edward Williams, George Williams. 99 Per Cent: George Cureton, Idwal Kyffin,, John Lever, Herbert Smith, Corner Wynne, Thomas Davies, Richard Cheetham, W. Hickey, Owen Jones, Percy Jones, George Leigh, Jimrnie Richardson, Arthur Robests, J. Clyde Thomas, W. Gregory, Wi lfred Toniieson, Shed Roberts, George Westhead, Leonard Bloomer, Wm. Owen Davies, Dan Davies, Ivor Jones, Ogwen Jones, Edward Jones, John B. Jones, Robert lioberts, Herman Spahn, Edward Williams, George Ei. Robert..s, Ivor Roberts, Thomas H. Roberts, Wm. Owen Thomas, Wm. Gat- ley, How-el Jones, Wm. Nixon, Edgar Bloomer. John Gledhill, Win. Thomas 1N T [ones, George Storey, Alun D. Jones. ■I" ill fclllil LLOYD STREET GIRLS. The Prince's Theatre on Thursday night was packed to its utmost capacity for the prize presentation, and the schemes under the leadership of Miss Hughes, the head- mistress, gave two short musical pieces. Great, pains had been taken by the staff in the training of the children, and too much praise cannot be given to the rendition of each piece One and all were delighted, and shewed their appreciation in no un- certain manner. Space does not, permit of more than the mere mention of the various items and caste. The proceed- ings opened with "Little Bo-Beep," the caste being:—Bo-peep, Miss Florrie Roberts; queen of the fairies, Miss Myfanwy M. Jones; chief of the fairies, Miss Helen Roberts; Mischief Miss Gwennie Edwards; choir, third and fourth standard girls. Progr anin-ie Chorus, "Rejoice! what joy is ours!" Choir; recit., The Queen; chorus (a), "Little aiden, dry their tears" (b) "Hush- anbye," Choir; solo, "Gently tread and whisper low," Chief of Fairies; dialogue, Queen and Mischief; Chorus, "Lullaby," Choir; recit. and solo, "Ah me! 'twas but a dream," Bo-Peep; chorus (a), "Prithee, gentle Shepherdess"; (b), "Rejoice! they all are found," Choir; recit., Mischief; solo, "My Sheep have lost their little tails," Bo-Peep; dialogue, Queen and Mischief; chorus, "Listen,, little Shep- 0,4 herdess," Choir; solo, "Dearest, kindest, best of Fairies," Bo-Peep; recit., The Queen; solo and chorus, "Let us trip our fairy feet," Chief and Fairies; dance; final chorus, "Now the day is geiitlv wan- ing," Choir. The second part consisted of a perform- ance of "Britannia, Queen of the Ocean." The character were —Britannia, Miss Nellie Hill; Scotia, Miss Lorna Evans; Erin, Miss- Lily Thomas; Wales, Miss Elizabeth Jones Australians, Misses M. Edwards and A. Thomas; Indian Prin- cess, Miss Miinnie Nixon; Hindoos, Misses D. G. Jones, D Thomas, M Fisher, and O Roberts; Cape Colonists, Misses E. Clough and J. Hughes; Kaffirs. Misses F'. M. Williams, O. Jones and R. Davies; Canadians, Misses Ph. Fildes, B. Roberts, O1. Hughes, and M, E, Roberts; Isles of the Sea, Misses S. Hill, J. Jones, T. Thomas, D. Clarke, E. Dencer, F. Davies, R, Gledhill, B. Jones, M. Jones, D. Owen, M. Owen, and S. Parsons; Choir, fifoh, sixth and seventh standard I 1 L 2 girls; ponies, sailors, ete¿ second standard girls; chorus, "Hail! Britannia," Choir; solo, "Mother of a Myriad Race," Britan- nia; chorus, "The Triple Throne is set," Choir; trio, "The Rose, the Thistle, and the Shamrock," Britannia, Scotia and Erin; solo, "he Red, Red Rose," Britan- nia; solo, "I sing 'The Thistle'" Scotia; solo, "The Shamrock is Ireland's Pride," Erin; recit. "I am a Nation," Wales; chorus, "Gallant Little Wales," Choir; solo, "Gogoniant i Gymru," Wales; chorus, "Call to Remembrance," Choir; chorus, "Advance, Australia," Choir; solo and Chorus, "The Cornstalks," Austral- ians dueft, "From the East there comes a Maid," Scotia and Erin; recit., "Hither I come," Indian Princess; chorus, "Who come's here?" Choir; solo, "Followers of Livingstone," Brittania; song and chorus, "The Capes there are," Cape Colonists; Canadian March,, The Ponies; chorus, ^Sleighing," Choir; song and -chorus' "Where Atlantic breakers roar," Cana- dians; song, "We are Isles of the Sea," Twelve Maidens chorus, "Now, 0 Queen, assembled here," Choir; solo. "Mother of a Myriad Race," Britannia; chorus, "Federation," Choir; final chorus, "Rule, Britannia," Choir. During the interval Mr Wm. George, who presided, distributed the prizes., and in a, short address referrd to the great strides made in the cause, of education since, not so very many years ago, old soldiers, pensioners and others of a like nature was considered the proper persons to educate the youth of the country. He appealed to the parents present to assist in every way the efforts of the teachers.- (Applause.) The following received prizes 100 Per Cent: Winnifred Jones, Oissie Ryan, May Williams, Marian Lloyd, Bessie Owen, Ruth Gledhill, Gladys Brown, Rosa M. Gardiner, Myfanwy M. Jones, Ellsie Wise beak, Blodwen Jones, Nellie Wlisebeck, Maggie Roberts, Marion Gledhill, Laura A. Evans, Gwennie Edwards, Lydia Jones, Winifred Roberts, Sara hRoberts, Lizzie Evans, Beatrice Jones, Alice Ryan, Beatrice. Cartwri-ght, Jennie Picton, Blodwen Lloyd, Judith Jones, Isabella, Owen, Nellie Evans, Maggie Jones, Sarah Picton, Annie Edwards, Sarah Evans, Nellie Lunt, Ger- trude Jones. 99 Per Cent: Lily Thomas, Sarah Hill, Edith Hughes, Jennie Hughes, Frances Cheetham, Mary Davies, Doris Williams, Evelyn Dencer, Buddug Jones, Dwynwen Owen, May Jones, Elizabeth Jones, Mary E. Rowlands, Ethel Rawling, Annie Dun- ford, Bessie Jones, Annie Kendrick Jones, Olwen Williams, Nellie Lunt, Gwladys Robertas, Amy Keigwen, Em-wen Thomas, Violet Jones, Ada Williams, Sarah Ryan, Florence Moss, Charlotte Macmillan, Gwendoline Owen, Elsther Ryan, Minnie Oliver, Mary Ellen J-ones^ Annie. Parry, Beatrice Hogan, Amy Hazelhurst, Judith Roberts. gr. GEORiGE,'Sr SCHOOL. The prize distribution at St. George's School took place on Fi-iday, the Rev. LI. R. Hughes, M.A. (rector) presiding, and Dr. DaHon presenting the prizes. Mr J. Adey Wells, Mtr Pierce Jones and others were presnt:—The following were the re- cipients —< 100 Per Oent: Frances Brown, Catherine Williams^ Bessie Kitson, Lily Williams, Florrfie Nicholson, Arthur Jones, Fred Kitson, Herny Hutt, Sidney Jacques, Nellie Brown, Edward Lodge, George Richards, William Quinn, Percy Healey, Nellie Salisbury. 99 Pea." Clent: Rebecca. Killen, Wm. J. Hobson, Irene Petters, T'om Petters, Wil- fred Hughes, Maud Quinn, Doris Healy, Lewis Edwards, Elsie Elll-is, Phyllis Healey, Margaret Lloyd, Sidney Aubrey, -r- I Edith Vale, Richard Jones, Eric Win- I stanley, Harr), Bigland, Percy Davies, Sarah Anne Davies. Four years full attendance Fred Kit- son, George Richards, Arthur C. Jones. Three years' full attendance Henry Hutt, Percy Healey, Frances Brown, Nellie Brown. Infants: Bertha Roberts, Edith Ellis, Harry Ward, Elizabeth Quin, James Smith, Sarah J. Ra-wling-Sj Wilfred Peters, Will tain E. Rawlings, Harry Hughes, Louisa Brian, Charles Jones, Percy Lowe, Joe Evans, Mary Jones, Gladys Hasiop, William Cope, John Hughes. DYFFRYN ROAD SCHOOL. For the purpose of receiving the shield for the highest percentage of attendance in the district, Mr J. Vaughan Humphreys and his scholars gave an entertainment in the Town Hall on Wednesday evening', the hall being crowded. Alderman John Owen presided, and presented the children with their prizes. In connection with the following list special mention should be made of the record of Evelyn Brown, who has on previous occasions received both a medal and a watch. Her photo has been exhibited in the Franco-Exhibition, and she has received a special certificate from the Carnarvonshire. Education Authoritv. The awards were as follows — Evelyn Brown, 10 years' full atten- dency Sam Brown, 5 years (watch); Arthur Eivans, 3 years (medal); Maggie Davies, 3 years (medal). 100 Per Cent, Alex G. Thomas, Leonard Davies, Enid Williams, Thomas Edward Hewitt, Daniel Jones, Robert John Roberts, Gwladys Evans, Eifion Lewis, Norman Williams, Elsie Brown, Lizzie Jones, Lilian Jones. Willie J. Hewitt, Trevor Lewis, Edith Hughes, Gertie Roberts. 99 Per Cent. John Thomas, Cecil Evans, David Williams, Irene Evans, Hugh Edwards, William Thomas, I Iorwerth Williams, John Williams, Jos, Lew, John H. Williams, William Wil- liams, Gwennie Hughes, Reggie Jones, Fanny Owen, Richard H. Williams, Ethel H. Evans, Maurice Peacock, Glyn Wil- liams, Ljizzie Williams, Horace Williams, Lewis Edwards.. David Thomas, Charlie Wheeler, May Berry, Owen Jones. ST. BEUNO'S SCHOOL. GREAT ORME. The prize distribution for good atten- dance took place at this school on Thurs- day afternoon, in the presence of the managers and parents. Thirty books were given to the scholars, making 99 and 100 per cent, attendance. Mrs Hughes, The Rectory, presented the prizes. Afterwards a dialogue by the children, introducing a Christmas Tree, bearing over 70 gifts, Miss Buckley and Miss Conway distri- buting these to the infants. The head teacher Mrs Rovle, desires' to thank the managers and other kind friends who con- tributed towards the Christmas Tree gifts. The whole proceedings passed off very successfully.
ST. GEORGES LITERARY AND DEBATING -SOCIETY. At the meeting of this Society, at the- Church House, on Thursday night before, a large audience, Mr Flash read a most interesting paper on "The emancipatdon of the Jews." He traced the history of the Jews and their struggles for political freedom, com- mencing from the time of vohe Norman Conquest, and argued that most of their troubles were brought about because they lived up to and could not abandon their ancient faith. He gave, an exhaustive account of the trials W they had endured -9 and of the indignities they had been sub- jected to. He dwelt elaborately on the persistent opposition of the House of Lords against the wishes of the people ZD voiced by the, House of Commons in favour of granting the British Jews their just rights as citizens, but rejoiced in the fact that now even the House of Lords testifies to their patriotism and good citizenship, and concluded by showing how 1 Z71, Jews and Gentiles are working amicably together for the welfare of the Empire. In the discussion that followed it was suggested by Mr Sutton Jones that by reason of the vocations pursued by the Jews they have drawn on themselves the dislike of the people. He mentioned that one seldom hears of a Jewish mechanic, and never of a Jewish farmer. The discussion was followed by Mr Aspell, who charged the Jews of cutting down the wages of the working class and their unwillingness to join a, trade union. Mr Laserson, who followed, completely refuted Mr Aspell s arguments by citing instances upon instances of trade unions composed and created entirely by Jews. He also dwelt on the charge which was brought by a, speaker of the unwillingness of the Jews to join the army. After men- tioning undisputed official facts of Jews serving in the British Army out of all preponderancSi to their numbers, he gave an instance of a member of his own family who rose from the ranks to be a commis- sioned officer and went through the Boer War. Other speakers were Messrs Higgin- bottom, Brookes, Hornsby and Cheetham. After Mr Flash had replied, a hearty vote of thanks wa,s proposed by Mr Aspell and seconded by Mr Hornsby. It was then announced that the next meeting would be notified in the Press after the X m as va,a,tion.
A CLOiSED FOOTPATH.—A letter was read at a meeting of the Llandudno- Works Committee from the Mostyn Estate with reference to the footpath from Ty- draw to Invalid's Walk, which has been closed by the Estate, and stating that the question of opening this path to the pub- lic has been considered by Lord Mostyn who cannot consent to open out another path on to Invalid's Walk—his Lordship having recently given one from Cwlach Street. The matter was deferred until tihe soring, when the Committee will deal with this and other paths under consideration. y'