BRIGHT SUNSHINE'—The total number of hours of bright sunshine re- corded at Llandudno for week ending March 7th was 24 hours 28 minutes. The rainfall for the same month was 0.560 inches. UNITED OHILREiN'g MUSICAL, FESTIVAL.—On Sunday afternoon Mr John Roberts, Bryn Celyn conducted a, rehearsal at Eb-enezer Chapel of the chil- dren from that place of worship, Caer- salem and Warren Mission, who are tio, take part in the United Children Musical Festival on May 19th. The singing throughout reflected great credit on the teachers of the different schools, and augurs well for a successful festival. Miss Williams, Arvonia Terrace, was the organist. PIER, BIOSCOPE'.—There was a re- markably good attendance at the Pier Bioscope Exhibition on Wednesday even- ing, when an attractive pictorial pro- gramme was much enjoyed. The compe- tition was to guess the number- of gentle- men present, which was correctly named Mr Rens-haw, The Mount, Clifton Road. The second prize was divided amongst Miss May Jones, Glenhurst; Mrs T'homas, Lime Cottage, Tygwyn Road; Mrs M. 0. Jones, Warehouse Street; Mr J. R. Roberts, 2, Glanywern Cottages, and Mr W. A. Williams, Plioneer. GRAND HOTEL BILLIARD HANDI- CAP.—The final tie in this competition was decided at, the hotel on Tuesday even- ing between Mr Thos. Foster and Mr T. H. Fitzsimmons. The game, was altered to 400 up, Mr Fitzsimmons receiving a start of 117. With breaks of 18, 16, 3.3, 18, 32, 18, 14 and 16 twice the scratch man overhauled his opponent, and taking the lead early in the fourth hundred ran out a winner by 61 points. The loser's best breaks were 16 (twice) 35 and 18. There was a good company present to wit- ness the game. Scores: Foster, 400; Fitzsimmons (receives 117) 339. DEATH- OF MRi. ISAAC DAVIES, BASFORD HOUSE.—Another of the links connecting modern LI-andudno with the past was severed on Tuesday by the death of Mr Isaac Davies, Bus-ford House. Mr Davies, who was the senior deacon and treasurer of Deganwy Street Con- gregational Church, came to, reside at Llandudno over 36 years ago, he being then a guard in the employ of the London and North-Western Railway Company, from which position he retired ten years ago. During that time he witnessed a great increase in the growth of traffic. He was one of the most popular servants of the Company, his quiet and unassuming manner gaining for himself the respect of all with whom he came into contact. He leaves one son and four daughters, with whom much sympathy is felt. The funeral takes place to-day (Saturday), leaving the house at 2-30 for Llanrhos Church, where the remains will be interred beside those of his wife. SATURDAY NIGHT POPS,Th. 15th of these excellent concerts was given at the Town Hall on Saturday last, when the following programme was rendered Gramophone selection, Mr Geo. Edwards; humorous song, "She sells sea shells," Mr W. Cap ell; pianoforte solo, "The Mikado," Mr Gwilym Roberts; recitar tion, "Baby's Troubles," Miss Lillie Eivans; violin solo, Miss Mai Williams; song, "Have you seen my Dolly V' (re- quested), Miss M. Jones; musical mono- logue, "A Tragedy in five acts," Mr D. Williams; one string solo, "Sweet Genevieve," Mr Bernard A Raiane; gra- mophone selection, "The Missing Lady," etc., Mr Geo. Edwards; costume song, "The Dairymaids," Miss Floirrie Roberts; pianoforte solo, "Narcissus," Mr Gwilym Roberts; recitation, "Don't," Master Rowland Evans; humorous song, "The Postman," Mr W. Cap ell; recitation, "A Mitrimonial Quarrel," Miss Doris Hall; violin solo, Miss Mai Williams; accom- panist, Mr Charles Hughes; chairman, Mr Councillor J. J. Marks. ST. PAUL'S LITERARY SOCIETY: SOCIAL EVENING.—On Monday even- ing last the above Society held a social evenling-the final one of the sea- son—which proved a great success, though the attendance was not so large as on some previous occasions. The Church House was carpeted and tastefully det- corated andi offered all the comforts befitting occasion. The decoration com- mittee included as usual the names of Mr Norrie and Mr Councillor H. Wilson, the latter kindly supplying a beautiful lot of flowers for the decoration of the tables. An excellent programme had -been arranged, to the, musical portion of which Messrs O. H. Bevan, CL Brown and Hugh Williams, Miss Ei. Thomas, Miss Merchant and Miss M. Wood- cock contributed. There was general regret that lack of time precluded encores, the vocal trio, "Ye Shepherd's, tell me," especially meeting with a very hearty re- ception. A novel feature was the per- formance of the Pectiniisusurric orchestra, which appeared for the first time in Llan- dudno (theiir rendering of such familiar adirs as "The Soldiers' Chorus" (from Faust), "The Swanney River" and "Robin Adair," was highly appreciated by a, most attentive audience, and reflected great, credit on the Versatile conductor, Mr J. Winter, who has quite a style of his own. If we mistake not, this orchestra will be heard again in Llandudno, but already its ambitions aspire beyond the simple Arcadian name by which it modestly chose to be known at its first applearance. Two humorous competitions produced much merriment. The prize for the best silhouette of an animal was awarded by a large majority of votes to Mr B-owyer, whose donkey was quite a work of art. Mr Eidminson won the prize, for a "F'unny Story," with an account of a wonderful escape from apparently certain death on a runaway bicycle. REHOBOTH LITERARY SOCIETY. Miss Sybil Dorkins read a paper to the members of Rehoboth Literary Society on Monday, entitled "Ieuan Gwyllt." The paper was illustrated with musical items given by a quartette, selections being madie from the composer's hymn tune. .1 THE, L.A.D.S.—The results of the two performances of "Oh! Susannah," by the Llandudno Amateur Dramatic Society, have been more than satrisfagctory. In addition to the ;C,30, paid to the Llandudno Nursing Association a cheque for L22 10s. was sent to the Conway Nursing Associa- tion, the balance from the performance given at, Conway. To raise £ 52 10s. for charity in two evenings is an achievement of which the Society may well feel proud. LIBERAL CLUB DEBATING SOCIETY.—A paper was read at, a, meet- ing of this Society on Thursday evening, in favour of taxation of land values, by Mr W. Evans, Hedsor Idan. The opposi- tion was ledi by Mr W. Thomas, White House. Subsequent speakers included Mr Ri. Fisher and M J. Higginbottom on the affirmative, and Mr W. Owen, Mr J. Williams, and Mr Robert Roberts on the negative. A resolution in favour of the proposal was carried by a large majority. FUNERAL OF' THE, LATE1 MR. SAMUEiL LEACIH.—The funeral of the late Mr Samuel Leach took place on Fri- day, at the Church of St. Tudno. There was a large attendance of the older resi- dents and influential residents of the town. The service both at the house and graveside was conducted by the Rev. LI. R. Hughes, M.A., rector of Llandudno, assisted by the, Rev. E. Lu-mley, B.A., curate. The chief mourners were —Miss Clara Leach and Mrs Shaw (daughter), Mr John Leach (son), Misses Alice, Ada, and Gwennie Leach, (neaces). Wreaths were placed on the coffin by members of the family, Mr and Mrs Richard Davies, Guy's Cliff, Miss S. A. Jones, Cwlach Street, Mr Sam Hughes, junr., and others. EASTER STEAMBOAT SERVICE.— Although the regular daily sailings of the Liverpol and North Wales Steamship Company will not commence until May lStt^ the Easter service will be on similar lines to last year. On Thursday, 8th April, the "St. Tudno" will sail from Liverpool on the return journey by 8 o'clock. On Good Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday the same steamer will extend her sailings to Menai Bridge, and arrives at Liverpool on the return journey by seven o'clock. On Easter Monday there- will be an extra sailing by "Snowdon" between Liverpool and Llandudno. The services of Mr Arthur Parton have again been secured as North Wales agent, a sufficient guarantee that the comfort of visitors will be considered in every possible way. The managing director of the Company is Mr W. Dodd and the secretary Mr T. G. Brew. A LLANDUDNO GENTLEMAN'S WILL.—Mr William Greaves, of Craig,- lands, Carmen Sylvia Road, Craigydon, Llandudno- for many years a warp sizer at the cotton mills, South Sltreet, Bacup, whose death occurred on the 2nd of October last, aged 71, left an estate of the gross amount of £14,920 4s. lid., includ- ing net personalty of £14,172 4s. lid., which has been sworn by the widow, Mrs Alice Greaves, of Craiglands, Carmen Sylvia Road, Craigydon, Llandudno; Mr Frederick William Greaves, of South Drive, St.-Annes-on-the-Sea, Lancashire, the son; Mr Lawrence Lord of Bacup,, Lancashire, E,nd Mr Robert Williams, of Ryelees, Dee Banks, Cheshire, the execu- tors appointed. Testator by his will dated the 3rd of January, 1894, gives to, his wife, Alice, all the consumable stores, wearing apparel and jewellery, together with an annuity of R2,00-for life. All his household furniture he leaves upon trust with the use of the same to his wife for life and the residue of his estate to, be equally divided between his children. LLANDUDNO FABIANS.—A meet- ing was held at the Welcome Hotel -on Friday evening, presided over by Mrs Gooddy for the purpose of considering the formation of a Fabian Society. Mr Clifford D. Sharp, who has given a series of lectures on the aims of the Society was present, and gave an explanatory address, after which it was decided to establish a Llandudno Fabian Society, and a, pro- visionafl. committee was appointed, con- sisting of Miss Kate Owen, Came lot; Mr William Davies, Dovedale; Dr. Gooddy, Mr J. Hoyland, and Mr F. H. Knowles, with Mr H. Higginbottom, Lloyd Street, as hon. secretary, to make all the neces- sary arrangements, and to call a, public meeting, at which Alderman W. S. Saunders, of the London County Council, will give an address. Thirty-two appli- cations were received for membership. THE TERRIERiS.—The local corps of the Royal Garrison Artillery (Welsh) are minus 10 men their full strength, but every effort is being made to secure the full complement before the 1st of April. On Tuesday night Col. Whiskin (Carnar- von) visited the corps at their Drill Hall and addressed the men at some length. He discouraged the smoking: of cigarettes, and informed the Terriers that it was the I worst possible thing they could do. "You may take it from me," he said, "that there will be no cigarettes in camp. If you want to smoke, smoke a pipe, even a clay pitpe. It wiill do your health much less injury." Master Willie Sewell (the bugler) is the youngest Terrier in Eng- land, and he was transferred from the de- funct Artillery. A new drill hall will shortly helreded in the vicinity of the railway station. It will measure 80 ft. by 60 ft. The contract has been let to Messrs Orogan and Co., London, Liver- pool and Manchester. Lroridl Mostyn has granted a 70 years lease- at a nominal rent. Those wishing to join may have Jones or Yuarter Master Sergeant W. J. Sew?ll. C-AERSALEM MISSION.—The annual preaching services in connection with Caersalem Wesleyan Mission Chapel were held on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday evenings, and throughout Wednesday, the preachers being the Revs. D. Gwynfryn Jones, William Thomas, Penrhynside; William Phillips, M.A., David Thomas, Denbigh, and W. Lloyd Davies, Pen- machno. THE CRAIGYDON MUTUAL.—The annual meeting of the Craigydon Mutual Improvement Association was held on Wednesday evening, Mr A. EL Vollam presiding. It was decided to continue the Society, and the following officers were elected:—Mr A. E. Vollam, president; Mr Peacock, vice-president; Mr Hutchin- son, hon. treasurer, and Mr Knight, hon. secretary; 18xecuti vecommiUee, Messrs Horner, Llwyfo Roberts, West, Councillor Thomas Smith, Axtell, Brown, and A. G. Pugh. Mr Moody, who resigned the treasurership, was heartily thanked for his past services. It was decided to organise another whist-drive, several of the members offering prizes. CRAIGYDON WESLEYAN MISSION CHURCH.—On Tuesday Mrs Mudd, Y Graig, Cwlach Road, entertained the scholars, their parents, and friends in- terested in the Craigydon W-e-sleyan Mis- sion Church to tea, in the Mission Room. About 130 sat down to the good things provided. The room and! tables were tastefully decorated with plants, flowers, and evergreens, kindly sent by Mr Coun- cillor H. Wilson. After tea the children indulged in games until 7-30, where the annual juvenile foreign missionary meet- ing was held, for which the room was crowded. Rev. T. Ei. Ham presided, and Mr Shadbolt gave an interesting address b on some reasons why foreign missions should be supported. Songs were ren- dered by Miss Rowlands, Bodnant,; Miss O. Pearson, Miss J. El-ey, and Mr L. Mudd; recitation by Mr Ei. Davies, Llan- rhos, and two quartets by the St. John's Quartet party. Afterwards the prizes were- distributed to the juvenile collectors by Mrs Davies, Llanrhos, who also spoke a few words of -encouragement to the children. A most enjoyable evening was spent, and a vote of thanks was heartily accorded Mrs Mudd and all who had helped in the meeting. CHURCH DISESTABLISHMENT AND DISENDOWMENT.— At the meet- ing on Thursday evening of the members of the St. George's Literary and Debating 0 y Society Mr Gresley Jones moved the fol- lowing resolution -"That in the opinion of this meeting the disestablishment and disendowment of the Church in Wales would be unjust, unpo-litic, detrimental to the best interests of the people in Wales, and a grave danger to the State." He observed that the Church, as an in- stitution, existed long before the State; and that-, in fact, the State was moulded by the Church which continued to direct and giude it as long as was necessary. With regard to the Church endowments he pointed out it was a fallacy to assume they were made, to the Church as a whole, that they were really private endowments in particular churches, Bishops and Clergymen were to be applied according to the directions of the donors and accord- ingly were inviolate. As to the work of the church he referred to the fact that until the 18th century the whole cure of souls had rested with it, and that there was not a parish in England or Wales that had not, some provision made for it; nor- did the work of the church end there, as, until so recently as the passing of the Poor Law Act in the middle of the last century, the relief of the poor was the care of the Churchwardens as well as many other parochial duties. He claimed there- fore, that the State was much more indebted to the church than the church to the State so that, if any change was to be made, equity demanded that regard must be had to all these facts, and principles of ab- solute honesty and justice applied. It is, however, impossible to fairly outline Mr Jones' remarks in this short article, and he 'has promised to publish them later. Meanwhile, it may be stated that he dealt with the arguments advanced by the ad- vocates of disendowment and disestablish- ment; and, the same having been well discussed, the motion was put to the meeting and carried nem. con. At the meeting on the 18th inst., Mr Cheetham wil open a discusion on "Co-operation," and on the 25th the Rector (the Rev. Ll. R. Hughes) will dieliver a, lecture with lantern views on "Church History" dur- ing the post Re-formation period and Modern times." All interested in Church History are invited to- attend.
DEATH OF MR. F. VINCENT WALKER. _— It is with regret that, we announce the death of Mr F. Vincent Walker, which took place on (Sunday last at Croydon, at the comparatively early age of 42 years. For many years Mr Walker resided at South Parade, Llandudno, and there practised as a dental surgeon, for a long period having; one of the largest practices in this locality. He was a man of most genial temperament, and as an amateur entertainer was known far and wide, and thoroughly deserved the title of "The local Grossmith," given him by the "Adver- tiser," some years ago. At almost every entertainment his services were in request and never refused, for obtaining funds for charitable purposes, and a sketch or song by F. Vincent Walker was always a favourites item of the programme. He was a valued member of the Llandudno 1CIricket Club, and for two or three years acted i,n the capacity of captain. About four or five years ago he left Llandudno- for London, where he resided until his death. ,If¡el married the; eldest daughter of Mr W. F'. Mason, Gogarth Abbey, l Llandudno, and leaves a widow and daughter. 4
THE ADVERTISER SAYS I I That a state of affairs which cannot be adequately described as anything but a disgraceful scandal was disclosed at a meeting of the Llandudno Church School Managers on the 15th inst. That, it was stated that owing to a dispute bet-ween the County Education Authority and the School Managers of i Bodafon Schools, as to which body is responsible for the provision of required new stoves. the teachers and children had been without fires throughout the wintry weather experienced during the past month. That the Heacliiaster said the tempera cure was frequently down to forty degrees and seldom over fifty. That this dispute between the County Councils and the Church School Authorities have now extended over several years, and during that period the little ones have been suffering at the most critical period of their lives. That, all this is done in the names of Christianity and Principle. That we must not forget, Christ's words in the Gospel of St. Matthew: "Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one, of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto Me." That can there be imagined a, more bitter mockery of the principles of the Head of the Christian Church, whose love for little ones was so pronounced. That verily the children will have cause to remember with bitterness the acts and -even memory of those responsible for such a condition of affairs, which metaphorically speak- ing, make them the brickbats, the opposing factions are throwing at each other. That although the children at Bodafon ( were starving with cold during the time the east winds prevailed and the ground was covered with snow, some hun- dreds of pounds had been spent in pro- viding heating apparatus at the Lloyd Street schools. That the children who take no part in any dispute and are innocent as to its cause are penalised in this disgraceful fashion. < That it was decided that a concert be arranged in order to enable the children to endeavour to raise sufficient funds to purchase a stove for themselves. That nevertheless we are invited to sub- scribe to send out missionaries to other lands. Tlhalt, the Roller Skating Rink will re-open at Llandudno on Monday, April 5th. That either Mr Barnes or Mr Callis will he the resident manager. < That the Olympia Skating Rink closed for 0 the season on Saturday last. That during the afternoon 6500 skaters were to be seen skating at one time. That the figures given are official. That a photo of the scene was taken at four o'clock. That each skater and spectator was given a handbill on entering the building with ,the nformaiion of what was to. take, place, and a request to stand quietly for a few seconds at that hour. That prompt, to time the military band ceased playing and the largest crowd ever seen on one rink was "snapped." That several Llandudnoit-e-s were amongst the "iSiwankers." That next, season Mr CL P. Crawford in- tends building two additional rinks in London. That within 12 weeks no less than eight new rinks are to be opened by the firm in the provinces. < That Mr Wm. Jones, M.P., was the prin- cipal speaker at the St. David's Day Dinner at Gloucester. That the toast of "Wales" was proposed by him. That this toast at the yearly dinners of the Gloucester Welsh Society has had a long succession of distinguished pro- posers, but by common consent it has never been submitted in more eloquent and moving terms. « < That the speech was described by the "Gloucester Journal" as characterised by all the graces, an intellectual stimulas and a mental refrshm-ent. < I That we give a report in another column. — I That there is -every probability that- there } will be an attempt made this year to | survey the ruins of the submerged ) palace of Llys Helig. That there does not appear now to be much reason to doubt the general cor- rectness of the tradition that, there was at one time such a, palace. < < That, the members of the Lilandudno, Field Club are interesting themselves in the matter. That the date of the attempt has not been fixed, but there are only two months in I the year when success may reasonably be expected and even then much will de- < pend on the absence of wind. That among the names mentioned as in- tending participators in the survey are Mr Wiilloughby Gardner, F.L.S., Mr Bezant Lowe, M.A., Mr G. A. Hum- phreys, F.R.I.B.A., and Mr John Roberts, Bryn Ce-lyn. That the- latter has previously been over the spot and was one of the party when a. piece of the masonry was chipped off and brought ashore. That unfortunately all trace of the chip- ping has been lost. < That the Urban District Council election is fixed for the 3rd of April. That nominations close on Thursday next at noon. That the names of several well-known ratepayers have been mentioned as in- tending candidates. That there is no doubt but that the ad- vocates of Sunday trams to the summit of the Orme will, should the Council decline to grant their request, en- deavour to get representatives elected who favour their views. That but little however will be done until after next Wednesday's meeting of the Council. That we regret to hear that Mr S. Bartley is in but indifferent health. That he has not been able to attend to business for some days. That we trust that his intending visit to a specialist will result in a complete cure. That at the Liberal Club- Parliament on Thursday Mr Robt. Roberts from below the gangway presented an un- authorised Welsh programme. That it included the nationalisation of mountains and a royal residence for Wales. That the "Speaker" was Councillor T. W. Griffith. That the debate which took place was very interesting. That the leader of the opposition was Mr J. Vaughan Humphreys. That a resolution c-onoratulatingi Mr Osmond Williams, M.P., for Merioneth on his appointment to the Lord Lieutenancy of that County was passed on the- motion of Mr Roberts, seconded by Mr Humphreys. < That two matches in connection with the Schoolboys Football League will be played on the Council Field on Satur- day. J That Llandudno Junction will meet Craigydon, and Dyffryn Road will meet Lloyd Street. < Thait these matches are well worth the small charge asked for admission, the t) proceeds being devoted to charity. That Councillor S. Chantrey on Friday evening;, entertained 60 workmen of various trades engaged in the recent alterations at the Imperial Hotel. That an excellent repast was provided by Mr Vincent at the Avondale Restaurant. Tha,t Mr Chantrey occupied the chair and was supported by the architect (Mr A. Hewitt), Mr Henry Hughes (the builder), and Mr Griffith Roberts (de- corator) < That after full justice had been done to the good things providedl the usual toasts followed, and a smoking concert was held. That tobacco, cigars and cigarettes were handed round, and during the evening the toast of the Chairman was proposed by Mr Thomas Jones, seconded by Mr David Roberts and enthusiastically re- ceived with musical honours. That Mir Chantrey afterwards proposed the Architects and Contractors. This was also received with acclamation and briefly responded to. That Mr Jack Roberts and Mr Ernest Jones were the accompanists. That songs were rendered by Messrs Wil- liam Roberts, W. Lloyd, Griffith Roberts, Llew Jones, Will Allen, John Roberits, H. Pearson, H. Mars den, Sidney Evans; selections on the con- certina by Mr Edwin Brookes, and a recitation by Mr Sam Hewitt. That "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau" and the "National Anthem" brought a most en- n joyable evening to a, close. That at a meeting, held on Thursday 'n evening3 it was decided to hold the May-Day Festival as usual. That Tuesday, May 4th, was selected as the most suitable day on which to hold the festival. Tha,t, in selecting Mr T. J. Jones as chair- man the Committee have made a, popu- lar choice. That in accepting the position Mr Jones follows in the footsteps of his father, who was chairman of the committee about 15 years ago. That Mr Alec Taylor was elected vice- chairman, Mr Bowda.ge treasurer, and zD Mr Siquirrell secretary. That the meeting was a, good augury for a successful carnival. I That Councillor Smith was responsible for the suggestion that there should be a Crowning of the Riose Queen in the Happy Valley in June. ) That the suggestion was a very happy one and well received. That it would be an undoubted attraction and a good advertisement for the town. That it is to be hoped Mr Smith will see that the suggestion is not lost sight of. zn That we learn that Mr Roger Dawson has definitely decided to again offer himself as a candidate in the East Ward at the forthcoming Urban Council Elec- tion. L
A match which created a great deal of interest locally on Wednesday after- noon was a go-as-you-please race- between Professor Beaumont. the well-known swimmer, and Mr CL Felix, the landlord of the Tudno Hotel, Llandudno, the course being from the Great Orme Tram- way Station, around the Marine Drive to the starting point, a distance of nearly six miles. The conditions were that the pro- fessor was to have fourteen minutes' start, i.e., a minute for everv year in the difference of age of the oJ respective com- petitors. Shortly after three the "Veteran" started to the cheers of the assembled crowd, which must have numbered over two hundred, and made his way in fine style in the direction of the Happy Val- ley. After a lapse of fourteen minutes Mr Felix, who weighs about eighteen stone, "peeled" and quickly followed, accompanied by encouraging cheers. When the competitors were partly round a telegram was received in the town from the Lighthouse that the second starter was doing part, of the distance on the steps of a landau, and this fact, of course, gave the Professor the race, who completed the course in the very good time, age being considered, in 1 hour 16min. 35secs., his arrival at the winning post being greeted with loud ap- plause. Mr Will Owen, Mostyn Street, was judge and timekeeper.
ADVERTISING FRAUDS. "Send five shillings for recipe to make middle-aged spinsters look young," ran the ad., and the writer's maiden aunt did it. She was told to "associate with women about ten years older than your- self." "Twelve-and-six for a simple but effec- tive sewing-machine," brought a- needle and thread; and a pocket of pins was what she got when she replied to this ad. "Twenty useful household articles for a shilling." To reimburse herself, she sent five shillings to' a gentleman who offered a safe way by which you could "double your money." The recipe was "Change your cash into notes and fold them." She still had faith in all she saw in print, so she next sent the necessary fee for a secret, that would enable her to "make money fast." The reply was: "Gum a five-pound note to the wall." When she saw this ad. she again suc- cumbed "How to raise beautiful rose trees without cost. Send one shilling P.O." The infallible recipe was then re- ceived "Grasp the rose tree firmly and pull hard." Her last essay in this line was made on behalf of her gardener, an excellent work- man, but too fond of the bottle. "Half-a- crown for an absolute cure for drunken- ness," seemed moderate. It produced "Siign the pledge and keep it." She is very cautious now.
THE BRIDGE PLAYER AS GOLFER. It has often been remarked how the games of bridge and golf seem to go to- gether. A man who is keen on the one game is almost certain to be keen on the other. Keenness, however, does not necessarily carry proficiency with it, as the following anecdote will illustrate. A well-known bridge player, staying in the country with a party of golf en- thusiasts, was asked whether he played golf. He said, "Yes, I am very fond of it," and he was promptly challenged to take part in a foursome on the golf links. The challenge was accepted and a match was arranged for the next day, a con- siderable amount of money being betted on it. Arrived on the scene of action, our friend's partner drove a good ball from the first tee, leaving him with a good lie for the second stroke. The proper club, a brassie, was handed to him. He addressed the ball in great style, squared his shoulders, and smote an almighty smite, but, alas! he missed the ball alto- gether, and cut about a foot and a half of turf out of the ground. His partner, grievously disappointed, gazed at him, more in sorrow than in anger, and said, quietly, "Having no spade, partnerl"-W. Dalton, in the "Strand Magazine."
AMBULANCE COMPETITION AT COLWYN BAY. The Chester-to-Holyhead Distr' r of "he London and North-Western .R a ;]->-? y Ambulance Association held tllèl¡ anoual competition at Colwyn Bay on Thursday. The competition was to decide which team should represent the district in the final competition to be held at Belle Vue, Manchester, on March 26th. The following were the winners (maxi- mum points 300) —First Holyhead, 27.5; second, Bangor, 256; third, North Wall, Dublin (last year's winners), 251. Individual champion, Joseph Birchall, of the Holyhead team. Dr. Roberts said that the work of all the teams reached a high standard. Even the team with the lowest number of points did very creditably.