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BANGOR COUNTY COURT. A DEBTOR'S REMARKABLE DENIALS. At the Bangor County Court on Mon- day, Mr D. Griffith Davies applied on be- half of several creditors that the adminis- tration order made against Robert Thomas il z7' Priitchard, quarryman, Dc.lgoeh,' Bethesda, should be set aside on the ground that. the order was obtained by isreipreselitatioi-i. iair- Davies explained that the most serious allegation was that the debtor ,had not included all his debts, amongst them baling one of £ 28 due to Mr Machno Williams. When Pritchard was before the court, he was specially asked if he had in eluded this particular debt, when he replied that he did not owe Mr Machno Willi ams a penny. Later on it was -found that the money was due and Mr Davies produced a, statement sign- ed by the debtor admitting the full amount and offerng to. pay it at the rate of 5s. a. month. Mary Elizabeth Williams said the debitor signed the admission in her presence. Judge Moss asked the debtor, who was present under an order from the Judge, if he had anything to ask the witness. Pritchard replied that he had never signed the, paper. His Honour asked him to sign his name on a piece of paper. After comparing the two signatures His Honour expressed the opinion that they were both written by the same person. Mrs Machno Williams said that the debtor had come to them asking them to come to terms. The debtor still denied the statement. Mr Griffith Davies called His Honour's attention to the fact that there were other debts not included in the debtor's state- ment, and thought that ,as the matter was so serious special notice should be taken of it. Plritchard, addressing His Honour, said he was very thankful for the ad- mini stratio-n order. His Honour (curtly) Your thanks are wasted, sir. I am going to cancel the order. Mr Davies expressed the opinion that Pritchard did not realise the .gravity of his offence. His Honour said he was not sure that he would not order Pritchard to be prosecuted for perjury, as perjury might result in serious injury being caused, though perhaps in this case not much harm had been done. He ordered the cancellation of the administration order, repeating that he was ,not sure that he would not order a prosecution for perjury. COMPENSATION TO WI DOWS." Mr Evan Jones, on behalf of LveLa. Jones, widow of William Griffith Jones, quarryman, killed at, the Penrhyn Quarry on the 8th February last, who had four children, asked that out of the sum of £ 185 paid into court, a. sum of £ 3 a, month to be paid to the widow as from the date of her husband's death. Mrs Jones had received £ 20 on account of insurance and £ 5 from each of two clubs. The funeral expenses were £1.5, and the rent, £ 3 10s., was now due. His Honour made an order for the pay- ment out of court of J33 per month for twelve months, and allowed three guineas costs. Mr Jones next made a, similar applica- tion on behalf of the widow of John Griffith Williams, killed at the Penrhyn Quarry on the 2nd February. The amount. paid into court in this case was J3175. The funeral had cost ;CIO, and her total ex- penditure amounted to £ 22. She had received L14 bv, wa,v of insurance and C5 from a club. The widow, who has beei an invalid for twelve years, had a daugh- ter 21 years of age, who< constantly at- tended her.—His Honour made an order for the sum of £ 2 10s. per month, and allowed three guineas costs.
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WELSH AMATEUR CUP (FINAL). Carnarvon United 5 Oak Alyn 1 'The final tie in the Welsh Amateur competition took place at Colwyn Bay on Saturday in very bad weather. Heavy rain was falling, and. instead of the play- ers perspiring in the summer-like heat., as might have been expected, the spectators who were sufficiently enthusiastic to sub- mit to the exposure, shivered in the wintry cold. The teams which met in the con- test were. those of Carnarvon United and Oak Alyn, and in the first, half the, first- named team scored two goals to Oak Alyn's one, but in the second half Car- narvon added four more goals, whilst Oak Alyn failed to increase their score, so that the cup was won by Carnarvon United by five goals to one.
Scene A school in Preston. Master (to class in geography) "Johnnie, where is Perth?" "On the Tay, sir." To the next boy: "Where is New- castle?" "Top of the League, sir."
LLANDUDNO AS IT WAS. A BRIEF REVIEW OF THE HISTORY OF LLANDUDNO. (By Mr. John Roberts, Bryn Celyn). Mentioning railways it will be interest- ing to know that the original idea was not Z, a Chester and Holyhead railway, but a Chester and Orme's Head. It seems that three places were suggested as terminus ports, viz., Holyhead, Porthynll-eyn and Orme's Head. Great, rivalry existed be- tween the advocates of each scheme. In 1836 the St. George's Harbour and Rail- way Company issued their prospectus, and projected a, line from Chester to the Orme's Head. If this project had been carried out Llandudno would not be a first rate health resort to-day; fortunately Mr Stephenson, the eminent engineer. de- cided in favour of Holyhead. The rocks of the Great Orme are famous owing to the fact that the peregrine falcon builds on the Or i-i-i e, Here is an important literary allusion to this fact by that. eminent writer, Lord iLytton. It is found in his book, "Harold" "Holy St. Peter exclaimed one Saint-King (Edward) spurring his palfrey, and loosing his famous peregrine falcons." William was not slow in fol- lowing that animated example, and the whole, of the company rode at half-speed across the rough forest land, straining their eyes upon the soaring quarrv, and the large wheels of the falcons." From the foregoing quotations it can be concluded that the. peregrine falcon is a rare species of birds, and also that it has built: in the rocks of the Great, Orme for many centuries, and still they con- -,7 tinue to visit these rocks every year; one pair build on the Little Orme and the other on the Great Orme. It is lament- able to record that. the nests of these rare falcons are watched year after year, and almost every season their young are taken and sold at a good price. It is understood that tl-iese, birds have many peculiar habits, here is one. They do not carry their prey straight to the nest, but to their abattoir should it be a bird it is plucked clean and the joints and parts separated. In this fashion it is prepared for the young brood. Have we no one versed in ornithology who would contribute some facts regard- ing these birds? We feel sure it would be greatly appreciated. The Great Orme has been a. rich field for botanists for many years. The variety of rare plants which are to be found prove this, and it it a fact worthy of being noted, that one particular plant, the cotoneaster vulgaris —stone apple—is found on the lime stone rocks of Llandudno, which is the only habitat of this plant in these Kingdoms. It was first, found in the year 1783, and afterwards added to the British Flora. We believe its location is on the face of Craigvrofft, the high rock just behind the Black Gate facing the town. When Llandudno was yet a mining vil- lage a great waive, of teetotalism swept over the country, its effect was very de- cidedly felt in Llandudno. Some of the L pioneer leaders in the village were Wm. Wynne, John Lloyd, and Richard Jones; it is asserted that, nearly every adult, per- son in the place had taken the temperance pledge. We have in our possession a cash account book of the transactions of this movement; itcoi-iiprises, many amusing and interesting items. Here are a. few:—"To new banner for processions.. C5 paid for 2 poles, 7s. cartages on poles from Conway, 2s. paid Mr Davies, saddler, Conway, for straps and buckles, 7s. 6d. to John Williams for sewing binding on banner, 4s. 6d.; paid for candles, 3s., etc. It is an undoubted fact that all the innkeepers in the village had joined this movement with one exception. On one occasion two innkeepers were actually put to carry the banner in front of the pro- cession. When one of these temperance, parades was marching through the streets there happened to be a, great wind storm. Having occasion to pass thei Victoria. Inn the high wind bl'ew a sign from the gable of this Inn on to the. Old Road just as the crowd was passin- this created, great ex- citement, and the' refrain of the then TemperaJwe, marching son: "Mare, banner dirwest ar y maes Air frwydyr fawr yn troi" was pealed out with great enthusiasm by the crowd, who had evidently believed that the happy time had arrived when all the beerhouses would crumble to the ground. However, this state of excite- ment and parading was like Jonah's gourd, it soon subsided and withered, and in a short time it could be said of the village "As you were." *The peregrine hawk build on the rocks of Llandudno', and this breed was cele- brated, even to the days of Elizabeth. Burleigh thanks one of the Mostyns for cast of hawks from Llandudno." We add another reference by Mr Edward Parry, Chester, describing the Orme;- he says: "The herons occupy the highest regions, while scattered in different parts are puffins and black guillemots. The pere- strine falcon builds in these rocks. This species in the days of falconry was so esteemed that the great Lord Burleigh, one of Queen Elizabeth's ministers, sent a letter of thanks to an ancestor of the Hon. EL M. Ll. Mostyn, M.P., for a, present of a cast of hawks from this place." (To be Continued).
"Have you any alarm clocks?" inquired the customer of a, jeweller recently. "Yes, ma'am," said the man behind the counter. "About what price do you wish to pay for one?" "The price is no object if I can get the kind I'm after. What I want is one that will r'ouse the girl without waking the whole family." "I don't know of any such alarm clocks as that, ma'am," said the man. "We keep the ordinary kndthel kind that will wake the whole family without disturbing the girl."
LLANDUDNO URBAN I COUNCIL. SPECIAL MEETING. A special meeting of the Council was held on Monday morning, Mr W. H. Jones presiding. ALTERATIONS TO THE TOWN HALL The Clerk reported that four tenders had been received for the adding of a .gallery to the assembly room of the Town Hall. The following were the amounts :—Messrs Evan Hughes and Son, £ 320 Mr Henry Hughes, £ 316 Messrs E. Thorp and Sons, £ 351 15s. Mr Wil- liam Owen, £ 424 14s. It, was unanimously decided that the tender he given to Mr Henry Hughes. and that the Local Government Board be ap- plied to for sanction to borrow that sum. STRUCTURAL ALTERATIONS. The following plans were presented for approval: Shop Front, Queen's Buildings, Mos- tyn Street, for Messrs Bunney's, Ltd., approved subject to wind screen adjoining n St. John's Church being removed at any- time upon notice to that effect being given by the Council. Additions to Awellon, St. Mary's Road, approved. New Dormer Windows at 3. Craigydon Villas, approved.
Welsh Disestablishment Bill. RECTOR OF LLANDUDNO'S VIEWS, The Rev. Llewelyn R. Hughes, M.A., Rector of Llandudno, having Joeen re- quested on behalf of the daily press to state his views on the Disestablishment Bill, made the following statement:— As you are good enough to ask for mv opinion of the Disestablishment Bill. I will deal with it apart from the general principle of the advantage or disadvantage to the British people as a whole, of an established religion and official connec- tion as between Church and S-rate. I consider that this bill can do nothing but serious mischief to the Church in Wales and to the Welsh people, and to the Church of England, and to religious life and work among the English people generally. In affairs of State we deal with things as they are to-day and likely to be to-morrow and in the future, and not with things as they were in the past. And considering as they are to-day, the Church in Wales, and in consequence Welsh religious life, gains by the com- plete and perfect entity of the Church in the Welsh and Englisl} portions of the country. The ministry of the Church in Wales gains in strength by keeping the doors to positions of influence in the Church as widely open as the conditions of our religious life admit; and the Church in England also gains, and has always been ready to use those peculiar gifts of the Celtic genius which Wales, no less than Scotland and Ireland, has been able to supply. No one maintained with greater lucidity and force the inestimable advantage that the religious life of Wales derived from English religion and theology than the late Dr." Thomas Charles Edwards, Principal of the Uni- versity College of Wales, and subsequent- ly of the Welsh Presbyterian College at Bala. But there is nothing in this bill so clear as the endeavour to isolate com- pletely the historic Church of the country in such a i-iianner as to weaken and im- poverish it, not only as regards its material resources, but much more with regard to what is infinitely more im- portant to its work, well being and in- fluence for good. That is the free and unconstrained communication intercourse, and complete participation in the life of what we consider the greatest and purest branch of the Universal Church. But it is not the Church in Wales only that will be injured if this bill, or any- thing like it, ever becomes law. The national life of Wales would be impover- ished and degraded. After all deductions have been made, the Church in AVales has enriched and elevated the national life to an extent immeasurably beyond any other influence, religious or social. The pro- visions of this bill will not eliminate or abolish religious discords which un- fortunately exist in the country. The bill according to the emphatic assertions of its promoters is not meant—if we are to take them at their word--to weaken, but to strengthen the Church in Wales, and it has been proved that she is at present, according even to the unsatisfactory test of statistics, the strongest religious body in Wales, and 'certainly the most grow- ing—leaving out of account other ele- "I Z, ments which make for influence. There are much greater questions at. issue be- tween the Church and the Nonconformist bodies than those involved in endowments and precedents, or in anything which any Act of Parliament can solve. For the last two decades one of the most hopeful signs for Wales has been the manner in which the public men diffeèring from each other as to their religious and political opin- ions, have been learning to co-operate with perfect cordiality, and to the great benefit of the country in social and educational matters, ancl, in fact, in everything which helps forward the, welfare of all classes. This happy intercourse and co-operation with prominent public men of various political and religious opinions has been my pleasant and greatly valued" privilege for a quarter of a, century, and it grieves me to think that at a time wlier we are working together in Wales with a growing harmony for the good of the country, an effort is lb.einz made to bring about that which will only accentuate that which is undesirable and unprofitable, and which will mar the progress of that which makes for th& highest good of our religious and national life.
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RINKING NOTES. The popularity of the Roller Skating Rink still continues at the Hippodrome. The enjoyment derived from the pastime, as pursued under the very excellent condi- tions which obtain, as thorough-going and whol esome. There are rinks and rinks. Some have a floor surface which cannot help, but induce the rinker to rink time and again, whilst on others one trial is sufficient, and the rinkers when asked their opinion content themselves bv sav- ing, "We have had some." One would-be rinker tried recently a rink at which the surface, to sav the least of it, was anything but pleasant, and when queried afterwards as to its worth, replied. "Since then I have used no other," and limped painfully out of sight. Needless to say, no rink bearing the name of Crawford has ever received any- Think but the one verdict. "Excellent." and the secret is not far to seek. No pains or expense have been spared to make them comfortable, and thus keep 1.11 up the high standard of the pleasure afforded at this Company's rinks. Not only in Llandudno, but the resi- dents and visitors,, in the surrounding neighbourhood, have very wanniv sup- ported 'the Hippodrome, and as a further inducement to these patrons living in Col- wyn Bay, the production of a train ticket from that town of even date, will secure admission free to the Hippodrome, thus making it possible for those who live at Colwyn Ba.y to enjoy rinking at the same cost as the residents, with a train ride thrown in. On "Wednesday and Saturday evenings Mr David Bennett gives a "special." and all who have seen him are agreed that for grace and finish he has no compeer in the rinking world. .1. On Tuesday evening, May-Day. a. big attendance is confidently anticipated, ancl on the Weditesdav week following. Mav 12th. the first Cinderella of the season will be held, and this also promises to be well patronised. During this evening the orchestra, will perform many of the new items with which the public have been recently made familiar bv Mr Lind- say, and so thoroughly enjovecl. more especially by the waltzers and two- steppers.
NATURE JOTTINGS. APRIL 27.-The cuckoo was calling at Glanwydden and Llanrhos on Sunday, and some of my friends heard it on the same day above Cwlach, while another was seen on the top of the Great Orme. Word comes from Conway that it was calling there yesterday. Evidently a large influx of migrants took place on Saturday and Sunday, and some of those which were here on the first of these two days I quite failed to see on the other- I particularly refer to the sand martins and whin chats. To-day, however, there were plenty of the former species flying with the swallows over a. certain sheet of water, and on the margin of which I noticed two sandpipers. There were, on Sunday, at least three corncrakes in the fields—I saw one and heard two, and in the afternoon of the same day I watched mv first, common whitethroat. and. to-day. two more. House martins in small parties passed over Llandudno on Saturday and Sunday, and again on the latter day tree pipits were numerous in this district. I saw a party of four yellow wagtails this evening, birds which so far as Creuddyn is concerned are passing migrants, and swifts, apparently in no great hurry to come in were seen in ones and twos on Sunday, yesterday, and to-day- R. W. J.
IARRIAGE, OF MR. PAUL PAUL AND MISS BERSI. On Wednesday, the 28th of April, the marriage of Mr Paul Paul. the well- known artist, and Miss Bersi. daughter of Mr and Mrs Bersi, Marieville. Church Wralks, was celebrated in St. George's Church at 12 o'clock by the Rev. LI. R. Hughes, M.A., Rector. The Church had been beautifully and tastefully decorated by Mrs "Withers and friends of the bride, and by the Gardeners of Marieville, the altar having been decorated by Mrs Llewelyn Hughes. The bride was given away by her father. Dr. J. Politachi, the brother of the bride- groom acted as best man. and Miss Irene Bersi, neice of the bride as brides- maid. Owing to the recent serious illness of the bride's mother the wedding was private, the guests being confined to the members of the family, but notwithstand- ing: a large number of weli-wtshers and e friends of the bride gathered in the Church. Previous to the wedding accord- J ing to the Church and laws of England the marriage ceremony was performed accord- ing- to the- rights' of the Greek Church in the home of the bride's father by the Rev. C. Callinicos, the resident priest of the Greek Church in Manchester. In the afternoon the bridal pair left for London.
Addressing a witness at the Holyhead County Court on Tuesday. Judge Moss said:—You are the man who interfered with a witness a little ,,1Île ago when he was in the box. If you do it. gain, you will have very short shrift. This kind of thing has happened half-a-dozen" times in this court to-day. and the next time I shall commit the offender. It-is noth- ing but gross contempt of court. Jack (proudly) "We learned a new commandment in Sunday-school to-day." Doting Parent "Yes, dearie, and what was it ?" Jack "Thou shalt not kick a duckery."
WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT. SOCIAL EVENING AT THE CAMBRIDGE. A social evening, arranged by the Llan- dudno Branch of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies was held at the Cambridge Restaurant on Wednesday evening. The admission cards intimated that there would be "speeches and refresh- ments," but neglected to state that there would also be a. number of competitions of a more or less frivolous description, such as candle-lighting and extinguishing, advertisement guessing, etc., which were utilised to raise funds to enable the work of the Union to go on. These were entered into with much zest by the ladies and gentlemen present, but the latter were out-umbered by something like ten to one, so that it was not surprising that the whole of the prizes were carried on by the ladies themselves. IMPROMPTU SPEECH COMPETI- TION. Disappointed by the inability 10 be present of a prominent lady speaker, an impromptu speech competition was arranged which provided much food for thought. Dr. Goocldy's name was first drawn, and he said that if women wanted the fran- chise thev would have to fight for it and make a determined stand. v He looked at the refusal of the franchise to women as nothing less than an insult to the sex. He, however, felt that they were making a mistake in demanding it on material and not on moral grounds. Asking for <- C1 the vote for the single women who paid rates and taxes and leaving out the mar- ried women who were fulfilling the more important- duty of raising up the future citizens of the State was not moral, and until the vote was claimed on moral grounds it would not be granted. Hav- ing put the demand on moral grounds Suffragists should, however, literally re- fuse to have anything to do with those who opposed the application. He be- lieved they would be perfectly justified in saying to anti-Suffragists with whom they might have been in the habit of dealing, "We can't come to your shop any more." This was greeted by a cry of "No, no" from one of the males present, but the L L speaker maintained that such a course would be perfectly justifiable. Miss Bamford was afraid the Militant Suffragettes were likely to swamp the movement; Miss Edith Champneys an- nounced that the Committee intended to "storm" Conway, and expressed the opinion that more educational work should be done. Miss Morris (headmistress Lloyd Street Infants School) elaborated upon jhat, and said that the chief thing was to educate the women of the country to take an intelligent interest in the problems of the day. The time had come when women should take a greater part in the cause of progress and right. They needed first of all to find out what was worth fighting for, such as the cause of temperance and the cry of the children. She believed if women were given the franchise, the evils of intemperance would be reduced, but she had no sympathy with the Suf- ragettes who went about the country shrieking for the vote, and when the Licensing Bill was before Parliament said they would not help its progress in any way until they were granted the Suffrage.—(Applause.) Mrs Ross-Brown boldly declared her- self as anti-Suffragist, and advised the women to stay at home and use their in- fluence on their fathers or husbands. Miss Fawcett was of opinion that if women had been granted the franchise there would have been established a sys- tem of State registration of nurses—a most necessary precaution. Mrs Spencer rejoiced that the flat- brown ploughed field, of politics was get- ting green all over the world by the ad- mission of the right of women to equal civic rights with men. and was further of opinion that the flowing tide was with the women of England, which if taken at the flood would bring them into their fortune. Miss Wrich-c told very cleverly the 1 story of the mice who wanted boats, but the prize was awarded to Dr. Guest, who protested against any attack on the militant suffragettes, for to them the cause owed a deep debt of gratitude. The Britisher, she continued, prided himself on his sense of fair play, and that he gave a fair day's pay in return for a fair day's work, yet he denied it to the larger por- tion of the community. "Women did as much, or even more for the State than men, yet they were not allowed to have a vote when the National Council was elected. They were allowed to help in the elections, and politicians encouraged them to form leagues to educate publio opinion such as the Primrose League and the new Navy League. A VISIT TO CONWAY. Mrs Gooddy read a letter received from headquarters appealing for funds to en- able the- Union to take part in ail bye- elections. She also announced that a. meeting on May 19th at the Aber Conwy He el. and that Mr Ralph Fisher, C.C., had promised to preside.
A short time ago an amusing conversa- tion took place in a certain country village between two boys, one of whom had a brother in the Army. "My brother Peter's going to India next week," said one. "Is he going to walk?" inquired the other, innocently. The first speaker looked at his com- panion with a, glare of great disgust. "Walk?" he echoed. No. you ijiot! He's an 'orse soldier, ain't he?" By a. recent Act of Parliament the title "Pharmacist" has been conferred on Chemists qualified by examination, and cannot be used by unqualified limited companies who style themselves chemists.