LOCAL NEWS. ST. PAUL'S CHURCH.—Next Sunday, August 29th, at Matins, Mr 0. H. Bevan will sing Aria, "Lord God of Abraham" from "Elijah" (Mendelssohn). The Vicar will preach. Service at 11. ORGAN RECITAL.—At the St. George's Hotel the following programme was given by' Mr L. H. Summerfield on Sunday L>—Post- lude din B flat (W. FouLkes); Aibamolatt (R. Wagner); Scene Pastorale (the storm); Aria, "0 xe,st in the Lord" (Mendelssohn); Chant sans paroles; March of the Israelites (M Costa). MR. TENNYSON .SMITH'S AUTUMN SES- SION.—Mr Tennyson .Smith commences his autmn and winter's campaign on Saturday with' a ten days' Mission in Milfoird Haven. From the programme ibefiotre us we e that a procession is to meet the lecturer at the rail- way station on his arrival, after which there is a reception tea at which addresses of welcome are to be delivered by ministers and others followed by a public meeting. Mr Tennyson Smith is also booked for Missions in London, Glasgow, Birkenhead, Paisley Chippenham (Wilts), Wymondham (Norfolk), Ashford (Kent), Sepkirk (Scotland), Beaumaris, and other towns. A COMMITTAL ORDER.—At a Special Police Court on Monday John Jackson, 14, Prospect Terrace, was brought up in custody on a oharge of faiLing to >oo<mply with an order made against him at the instance of Elizabeth Jane Smith. The arrears were £ 4 19s. DefeLdant said he had InO work and couLd not pay. He helped his father, who was an upholsterer. The father who was present ii-n co-uxt was call- ed, and said; he had a crippled hand and oould not do what little work he did get unless he had the help of his son.-Asked if he could not make some promise, he replied that there was no upholstery work to be. had this time of the year.—The magistrates made an order com- mitting defendant to prison for one month, but ordered that it be not put into force for four weeks to give him a. chance to pay. DEATH OF MISS ADA RIDPETH.—We an- nounce with regret the death of Miss Ada Ridpeth, of Rosa House, Ohxach Walks, which took place Ion Saturday last after' a very long illness. The deceased lady, who, had resided in Llandudno for over thirty years and had a large circle of Mends in this district, was the younger daughter of the late Mr T. Ridpeth, of Outwood Hall, Handforth, Cheshire. For many yt airs she was connected with the Llandudno Branch of the Primrose League, and was always a willing worker to assist any deserv- ing Society or Institution. The funeral took place at Llamrhos Churchyard, and wreaths were sent by Lady Augusta Mostyn, Mrs and the Misses Dalton, Mrs Ch amberlain, Mrs Howard Fisher, Mrs Edward Johnson, Miss Amelia Barker, Miss Holland, and Miss Rider. IN AID OF CRIPPLED AND BLIND GIRLS.—On behalf of the Crippled and Blind Girls' Industrial branch iDf the Watercress and Flower Girls' Christian Mission, a grand Artificial Floral Exhibition, with sale, will be formally opened on Monday, September 6th, at 3 p.m., at the Town Hall, Llandudno, by Lady Mostyn. A. number of ladies connected with the various places of worship are taking a kindly interest in the enterprise, and will lend their add at the stalls during the week The Mission, which is a far-reaching one, owes its existence to the late Earl of Shaftsbury, K.G., and Mr John A. Groom, and seeks to encourage help and guide the numerous classes of girls who seek their livelihood by selling flowers in the street of our large towns. It has an Orphanage at Clac ton-on S ea, and seaside and holiday home for Blind and Crip- pled girls. The orphans are trained for domestic service, and the Crippled and Blind girls arei taught the .beautiful art of flower- making. So well do the latter do their work that many of the flowers made by'them eTe easily mistaketti for the production of nature. It is hoped that all will pay a visit to this extremely novel and pretty exhibition and see the girls making the flowers; they are made of the best woven material, no paper ones. Admission free. A THIEF AT SEVENTY.—At a Special Police Court on Monday, before Mr J. Adey Wells and Mr J. 0. Thomas, Charles Wade, a feeble old man of nearly seventy, was charged with stealing a lamp valued at 6s., the pro- perty of the London and North-Western Rail- way Company. The charge was preferred by In- spector David McFall, of the Company's police. Sergt Williams said he was called tg> the rail- way station on Saturday afternoon, and there saw the prisoner, who was detained in one of the lavatories. He had a lam.p in his posses- sion with the Railway Company's mark on it. He odutionetd and charged him with the theft, and in reply prisoner said: "It was not inten- tionally done. I picked it up in mistake. Robert Hussey, guard in the employ of the Company, said the lamp had been in one office at the station for three weeks, and he had seen it there Ion a bench. a the far end on Satur- day.—Edward Samuel Williams, porter, said that prisoner had the lamp under his arm in a box on Saturday afternoon, when he asked for a train to the Junction, and he asked him where he got it from. Prisoner replied that he found it in the lavatory when looking for a bottle.—Prisoner, in reply to the charge in a lengthy speech, said his eyesight was bad and he took the lamp in mistake for his bottle when going to book for Colwyn Bay.—In- spector McFall pointed out that the booking office was the other side of the station -The magistratels found the charge proved, and dis- charged the accused on his undertaking to leave the town forthwith.
♦ RINKING NOTES. Whilst other places, notably the Pier Pavilion and the Grand Theatre have, during last week, brokein all previous records for one, two and three nights, the Hippodrome skating rink has been doing equally well; in fact, last week was the best on record, and this without any special attraction in the way of a Carnival of any kind, which all goes to prove that Llan- dudSno is distinctly gaining by the special effort of the L. and N.W. Railway Company's advertisements and the Cinematograph series of pictures, and this popularity in the public's favour is not going to end here; the benefit derived is by no means to be confined to one season. We could quote instances by the score where visitors have come to Llandudno for the first time, and leave, thoroughly deter- mined it will by no means be the last. Llan- dudno has never had so many visitors from Ireland, and Londoners seem to be realising for the first time that the facilities, for reach- ing the Queen of Welsh watering places, have been worth comsid'ering. Rinkers who made Olympia, London, their headquarters, during the rinking season in town, have discovered the name of Crawford is associated with Llanduclno" .and have- arrived in shoals and swanked to their hearts' content. The local skaters are, fortunately, too busy to eneasre in their favourite pastime during the month of August, and this fact leaves moire room for the visiting exponents .of the art, and in their midst one sees some distinctly clever skaters of both sexes. TIa those who forecasted a twelve months' life of this pastime, the present boom must be inexplicable. To those in the know the explanation is simple as far as Crawford and Co.'s rinks axe concerned, and summed up in a few words. Management on strict business limes, and civility of the offi- cials. Once let the management become lax, and like all other places of enteirtainent. or business .for that matter, they might just as well put up the shutters. Mr Callis, the local manager, is always on the look-out for secuirilng further comforts for his patrons, and in this he is seconded with the heartiest goodwill by Mirs Hewitson, who has the charge of the catering department. Given a particularly hot spell and ices and iced drinks of all kinds are at once provided let a colcl blast come along, and coffee and tea are to be obtained fofr the asking, and the number of sandwiches, and special lines in confectionery, are bewildering, but such as to secure further demands of cafe patrons on the next visit of the patron to' the rink. j <,
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Vocalists at the Viep (Concepts. MISS EVANGEILINE FLORENCE: (Soprano). August 28th. MR. IHIENRY TURNPENNY (Tenor). August 28th to September 3rd.
PIER CONCERTS. I FOURTEENTH SPECIAL BREAKS ALL RECORDS. Anyone who has been a constant attendant at these Saturday night specials must have seen that, sooner or later al1. previous best on record wo,-ildi have to go by the board. This j happened at last Saturday's concert, for at twenty-five minutes to eight, ten minutes before the advertised hour of starting, "Standing Room Only" was pasted up, bm sitill they came, until ev-ii standing was well-r igh impossible in the reserved part of the house, and im- mediately a seal was vacated there was a rush to .secure it. With one exception it was a. good natured crowd, and the exception was promptly dealt with and has money returned. There aire, it seems, some few unreasonable persons still left, and to arrive a quarter-of-an hour late at a concert, and expect to find a vacant seat, although the management have announced', standing room only, is about the limit. Extreme oases require extreme measures, and it is satisfactory to note they were taken on this occasion. < MISS LAURA EVANS-WILLIAMS (Soprano). "Lo! hear the gentle Lark," Bishop's de- lightful song, was the first item, set down to Miss Laura Evans-Williams, with flute obligator f by Mr A. Halstead. This vocalist may have sung better, but we doubt it. It was a perfect piece of vocalisation, and called forth terrific applaiuse and demands for an encore. "Where's Hugo" was the result, and again Miss Wil- liams hugely delighted hetr audience. TWo siongs were set down to her name in the second half, Elgar's "Pleading" and Cowen's "Birtih I day" she was exceedingly happy in both, and heir final, for a further encore, "The Last Rose of Summer"giainedi her unstinted applause. This vocalist was equally pleasing on Sunday evening when she sang Costa's "I will extol Thee" and Gounod's "Entreat me not to leave Thee." Applause, loud and long sustained, compelled Miss Laura Evans-Williams to re- tumn and bofv., her acknowledgements. Through- out her week's visdt Miss Williams has met with the most complete success, a success she has thoroughly merited. MADAME: KIRKBY LUNN (Contralto). Madame Kirkiby Lunn is one of the leading stars of thecoThåerlt platform, .and the ovation with which she was greeted both before and after her renditions were worthy of such an artiste. The Aria, "0 mio Fernatndo" (La Favorita) by Donizetti was listened to with the keenest delight, and we have rarely heard any- thing finer. "Love is a Dream" was, the song given for the ineviitaible. Hermann Lohr's "One Day" was the second item programmed to her name, and for this she again secured the herurtiestot Tecalls. Her encore item was equally pleasing, and a still further encore was persisted in and .given. Needless to say, the audionce gave her a most enthusiastic send off at the finale, andl we think Madame, Lunn will agree writh uis that it was the finest reception she has ever received at Llandudno. DAWSON FREER, (Basso-Car tanti). On Motnday evening Mr Dawson Freer sang Mozart's Aria, "Non piu Andrad'- ("Figaro)'), and was given a. most flattering recall, for which he: sang "Because," which gained him ,still further applause. His renditions were marked! by clever treatment, his phrasing was distinctly good for so youlng an artiste, and he should make great liead'way in the profes- is ion of his adoption. The possessor of a pleasing voice", he gained many Dew .admirers, at this his first appearance at Llandudno. GEORGE ATKINSON (Solo Pianist). On Monday last Mir George Atkinson gave a singularly fine rendering of Liszt's Concerto in E Flat for pianoforte. No piainst has ever received such an lovatioinat the Pavilion con- certs, the applause lasting at least four minutes, until Mr Payne came forward and asked the indulgence of the audience (on be- half of Mr George Atkinson) who was evidently very tired. It is hoped that a repetition of this work will be given ion Wednesday next. ♦ MR. J. H. FOULDS (Composer) Last Wednesday's .concert was made par- ticlarly interesting by the first performance of a violin solo, ?utitled "Melddie" (J. H. Foulds). Mr Arthur W. Payne played' the solo, accom- panied by the composer, who met with a per- fect ovation on seating himself at the piano- forte. That the piece was at once received with the greatest favour was evidenced by the continuous applause which greeted the "com- poser and soloist at the terminatiqn of the piece. We hope to. hear this new composition of the clever young 'oeIlMt many times in the future. MISS MARIE HALL'S MATINEE. Miss Marie Hall gave a matinee at the Pier PayiliOllrrn Thursday last, a,.i(l. mat with a most cordial reception, in fact for her final item the aodiience, even after an encore, cheered for several minutes. This world- reiniowned lady viicjinist was in her happiest vein, and played' most delightfully. Miss Louise Basche made a great impression on the audience with her -pianoforte soli, and was very deservedly recalled. Mr C. Stuart Edwards's songs wre finely interpreted, and: he also came in for a share of tihie public's favour. FIFTEENTH GRAND SPECIAL. The, artistes for to-night (Saturday's) concert include Miss Evangeline Florence, soprano, and Mr Henry Turnpenny, tenor. Both vocaMsts .are cteservedly great favourites of the pierooncent patrons, and a capital house is assured for this evening. A SINGER'S DILEMMA. A story told by Miss Evangeline Florence of a dilemma we give in her .awn worcls "Soon after I came to England (from America) I was asked at short notice to take the place of another singer, who became suddenly ill, at the Welsh National Eisteddfod. I was told that part of my work would be to .sing solo, the opening lines -of "God Save the Queen, it was in time of the late Queen Victoria. Being an American. I was not familiar with the Eng- lish National Anthem., and I asked the accom- panist to plan the air to me I recognised it at once ais the same music to which we, in the United States, sing our national song, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty." etc., and Ifrellt quite at ease. The worrds were w,Titten,o,u,t !I-v me, and I began the song quite confidently. But I had been careless in ,CIOnDing my text, and, to my chagrin and the uproarious amusement of the audience, I shouted out, "God isave our ancient Queen." The song got no further. I have many times since then sung on the same platform, and on every occasion a ripple of recollection of that faux-pas has passed over the audience, meet- ing with a somewhat Shamefaced response from myself."
CRICKET. LLANDUDNO v. MR. PARSONS' RUGBY ELEVEN. There was a good crowd on the Cricket Ground on Saturday when the Llandudno Club and Mr Parson's Rugby Eleven met for the benefit of Hartley, professional to the home eluib. Batting first the visitors vere rot disposed of until 139 had compiled, but for that they were almost entirely indebted to F. R. Davies, who> going in at the fall of the first wicket cairried out his !bat for 113, the only century scored on the ground this season. The homa club just managed to get the runs required, topping the visitors' isco,re by five runs ere the last wicket fell. Halistead- was top scorer with a patient 56, while T'. B. Far- rington got 26 and the Rev. W. E. Jones 22. Scores:—■ Mr. Parsons' Eleven. W. H. Persons c Hoibsotn b T. B. F,arrington 0 E. E. Hopewell b T. B. Facrington 3 F. R. Davies not out 113 W. Clunyer b T. B. Farrington 2 W. W. Parsons b T. B. Farrington 7 A. Picketing b T. B. Farrington 0 F. Frost c Rev. W. E. Jotnes b Elliot 9 W. Fallows b Hartley 0 R. Friend b Elliot 0 R. Reeve b Elliot 0 R. W. Friend b Hartley 0 Extras 5 Total 139 Llandudno. A. Halstead c R. W. Friend b Hopewell 52 J. Inglis b W. H. W. Parsons 0 C. N. Jones c Davies b W. H. W. Parsons 0 Re<v. W. E. Jones b Frost .I 22 C. Farrington b Frost 6 ITowel Jones b Frost 5 H. D. Elliott b Hopewell 0 F. Foulds c and b Hopewell 2 T. B. Farrington b Hopewell 26 Hartley not out 7 J. E. Ho'bson Ibw b W. H. W. Parsons 0 Extras 18 Total 1W MOTOR ACCIDENT IN LLANBERIS PASS. PASSENGERS THROWN OUT. Mrs Whittles, the wife of Mr Whittles, civil engineer. Carnarvon, sustained serious injuries by being thrown out of a motor-car in the Llanberas Pass on Wednesday evening. The car came in contact with the v all, and in the impact both Mr and Mrs Whittles were violent- ly thrown out, the lady falling on her. head and sustaining a fracture of the skull. A Carnarvon gentleman motofring by at the time helped Mr Whittles and Tus wife 'into his own car, and conveyed them to the Dolbadarn Hotel, Llamberis, where they were attended to by Dr. Mills Robrts. Beyond a shock and a little muscular pain Mr Whittles was not much the worse for the mishap, and was able to proceed home on Thursday morning. Mrs Whittles was ireportod to be comfortable on Thursday, and progressing as satisfactorily as could be expected. STEAMER COLLIDEIS WITH LIGHTSHIP. It is stated that during a heavy gale on Sun- day night a large steamer, the name of which is unknown, collided with the Carnarvon Bay lightship. The lightship is reported to be badly .damaged, and will have to be removed fTom the station and replaced by a spare light vessel. The steamer Triton proceeded to the aid of the lightship, the crew of which are understood to be safe. r CUNARDERS AND FISHGUARD. RUMOURED DIRECT TRAINS TO DOVER. It is now officially stated that the Cunard express keaTner Mauretania, which left New York on Wednesday for Liverpool, will begin the company's new arrangement by calling (after leaving Q neons town) at Fishguard, where she will land London and! Continental-bound passengers She is expected at Fishguard r ext Monday. The Caronia, the Campania the Lusitania, land the Cavmania, which are to leave New York on dates from August 28th to Septem- ber 11th, will also call at Fishguard, and after that all the Cunard company's eastwaxid, bound steamers from New York will make calls both at Queenstown and Fishguard. The Bos- ton liners will be excepted from the new ar- rangement; they will still rail at Queenstown. From Fishguard a special train will convey passengers to London in 4 hours. Rumour has it that the Great Western Rail- way Company and the Cunard Companiy are, in the interests of Continental tourists, negoti- ating for special trains to run from Fish- guard to Dover in connection with the Trans- atlantic lines. UNSTAMPED TAPE MEASURE. At Ruthin on Monday the Inspector of Weights and Measures for Denbighshire (Mr J. Clarke-Jones) laid before the magistrates a rather mnoammon case, the first of its kind heard in the county. Max Cohen, of Chester, w.as charged with using an unstamped tape measure at Ruthin. Evidence was given that the defendant was in charge of a stall at the market and used the tape in the course of his business. Mr Clarke Jones said that such tapes w.re always unreliable, and therefore could not be stamped. The defence was that the tape was used to measure the collars of blouses, but not to measure garments, for which pur- pose a yard measure was used. Owing to the want of corroborative evidence the case was dismissed. THE "CARNARVON" CRUISER. When in 1905 the county of Carnarvon made the presentation of a silver shieldi and other gifts to His Majesty's cruiser wmich ic named after the county a promise was made that at 'no distant date the vessel should visit Welsh waters. We understand that such a visit has been arranged to take place on the 17th and 18th of September, Holyhead being the port selected for the call. Advantage will be taken of the occasion to make a formal pre- sentation in the name of Carnarvonshire, and with that end in view the County Committee which originally had the matter in hand has been revived. WELSH M.P. THE, WORSE FOR WEAR. Mr J. D. Rees, M.P., has sent a letter to his constituents stating th.aft he is "somewhat the worse for wear," allld therefore has paired for the Government on the Irish Land Bill. "And I am going to the Highlands," con- tinues the Liberal member far the Montgomery Boroughs, "to some of that land which cer- tainly will not be charged with undeveloped land tax, is not even capable of cultivation, and the use of which for sporting purposes brings 'nto the coffers of the county in which it is situated nearly all its reveniue in rates, and also brings in the money that is spent and nearly all such employment as offers in the sparsely populitsd and wilder regions of Rosshire." o LLANFAIRFEOHAN REGATTA. In ideal weather the annual regatta at Llan- fairfechan. was held on Wednesday. The com- modore was Dr. J. R. Williams. Penmaenmawr, Mr Charles May Massey being the vice com- modore. Among the awards were:—Pair oar unrigged gigs: 1, David Jones (Grace Darling); 2. J. 0. Hughes and R. Parry: 3, J. Williams and T. Price. Pair oar unrigged gigs (for visitors): 1, F. G. Grant; 2. Dr. Alfrecht. 200 yards swimming race: 1, W. H. Pemberton; 2, F. S. B ite. MRS. BROWN-POTTER AT THE PRINCE'S v THEATRE.
THE ADVERTISER SAYS That almost all the portraits in this issue a-re from photographs by Edge, Ltd., Llandudno. or '.that motor bricyele testing up and down Tygwyn Road is becoming too popular on Sundays and week days. » That in addition to the denger to visitors going to, and from the Happy Valley the practice is a great nuisarce to residents in the vicinity. That It is to be hoped the authorities will take aotio'n to put an end to the pastime. That the Llandudno Cricket Club are about to lose the services of one of their prominent players. That Mr J. Inglis has been appoint-ed agent for Captain Clive, M.P., oi South Hereford. That he will take up his duties early in November. That his departure will be a loss to North Wales Cricket. < That ion Friday morning last when the weather was very boisterous a strange carrier pigeon flew through the office of the Llandudno Coaching Company and through three doors into- an office at the rear. That as it seemed exhausted it was allowed to ■remain, and it soon seemed quite at home in iits new quarters. That later in the week it was put into a basket, taken to Church Walks, and there liberated in order that it might return home. it < That on Monday morning, however, the pigeon was seen hopping about near the door, and when the office was opened returned at once to its previous quarters. That it was quite tame and showed no dis- position to lieav. ♦ That agaiin on Monday it was sent away, but only to return on Tuesday end calmly make its way through the three doors to the back office, notwithstanding that there were a number of strangers booking seats in the office at the time. That in order that the owner may identify the bird we may state that a rubber ring is fixed to its leg bearing the following letters and numerals: NU. 07 SB 314. < That the visit of Miss Msud Allan to the Grand Theatre was a pronounced success. # » That she was highly delighted with the town and theatre. < That she considered the arrangements both on the stage and off excellent, and might be copied with ojd\?'a,it&g'e at many of the theatres in the big towns. < That she gave a photo and autograph postcard to the assistant manager. Mr R. J. Lloyd, and added: "In remembrance of a very pleasant stay art the Grand Theatre, Llan- dudno." < < That she complimented Mr Lines, the stage manager, upon the stage work. That on Tuesday night during the interval a large number of the audience prepared a I petition asking Miss Allan to perform i Visions of Salome, which had not been pro- I grammed for that evening. That it was sent to her, and she kindly con- i sented providing the audience would wait while the stage was being prepared. • • • | That the announcement was receiyed with much applause. • That the budget protest meetings are now held on a vacant plot of ground between the Hippodrome and the Washington IJotel. That the meeting are still the nightly rendezvius of a large number of visitors and residents. < That nroceedings continus to be of a "lively" description. That a change of sneakers was made early this week without change in the character of the meetings. < That Master Tom Bevan, late solo bov at Lich- field Cathedral, sans: "But the Lord is mindful of His own" (Mendelssohn) vvi^r much taste and feeling, at St. Paul's ChureTi on Sunday last. That Wednesday last was a day of "benefits." That the boatmen held a benefit regatta. That Mr Arthur Suteliffe's annual benefit was held at the Pier Pavilion < < That he had a fine rec ption, and a highly en- joyable programme was provided. » » That in the eveninsr Mr W. J. Churchill held his annual benefit in the Happy Valley. That there was a very large gathering, and Mr Churchill was accorded a hearty reception. That thi members of the troupe presented Mr and Mrs Churchill with a silver teapot, rose- bowl, and hand-pailnted salad bowl in recog- nition of the good feeling existing between them. That daring the evening some contemptible cad threw a rotten egg among the spectators, ,completely spoiling two ladies' dresses. » • • That a reward of R5 has been offered for the detection of the offender, and we hope he will be found out and receive the punish- ment he certainly merits. •i- That a fine Moon Fiah has been on view at the stall of the Cash Fish Supply Stores at the Market Hqll. and excited a good deal of interest. That it weighed about one hundred and forty pounds. < That the "Globe" Bazaar, held at the Town Hall in conmectiün with St. Paul's Church, will go down in history as one of the best on record, from a spectacular paint of view. That the number of entertainments, and the excellent quality have been a leading feature. That the ladies dresses, at the stalls, repre- senting the best known countries in the world, were wellcaxried out. That no effort has been spared to interest the visitors, and the Royal Artillery Band was an attraction in itself. < That Mr E. Thornlev-Drdge was a host in him- self as an entertainer. < That the Juvenile Pierrots were, as usual, a huge ,suceeSIS. » That Messrs Churchill, Sutoliffe. Scarlet Mer- rions, Llandudno Amateur Dramatic, St. Paul's Dranatic Societies, drew big atten- dances. That Mr F. J. Sarson in his "Jarley's Wax- works," introduced many topical subjects, which were thoroughly appreciated. That the Globe Bazaar up to Thursday! night, had realised close upon £ 600. That whilst at has real ha.rd work for everyone taking any active part in this Bazaar, the palm must be given to Messrs. Greenhalgh and Forrester, th,i honorary secre- taries. for the amount of collar work they have had to put in. That St. Paul's Church members will owe them a debt of gratitude which they will find very difficult to repay. That if Mr Edward Davies, of Cardiff, will call at the office of the ''Advertiser" we shall be pleased to hand over to him a communica- tion from "Effie." That Mrs A. W. Payne's Cottage Hospital col- lection at the Grand Hotel of £ 13 10s. has been augmented by ten shillings from Madame Gleeson-White, and the usual cheque of two guineas from Mr H. Apl-Eiiroat. of London. That Mrs Arthur W. Payne's Lifeboat collection last Sunday at the Grand Hotel amounted to m3 4s. 3d.' That Mrs Payne was assisted by Miss Maud Allen, and Mrs and Miss Stamper. That a highly interesting engagement of local interest will be made public shortly. That the ladlv interested is a native of Llan- dudno. That the happy man hails from the Midlands. That the "Merr- Widow" is the piece de re- sistance at the Grand Theatre next week. That the bookings are. already very brisk. 4 That the Theatre of Varieties still draws big crowds of visitors dlaiilv. That judging by the applarse, and the many repeat visits of the public, the fare provided by this up-to-date Cinematograph entertain- ment is thoroughly appreciated. That a special series of pictures dealing with Dr. Barna.rdo's Home will be shown next week. PRESENTATION TO DR. PRICHARD As a mark of the respect in which for many years he has been held both professionally and in various public capacities. Dr. R. Arthur Priehard, six times mayor oof Conway and this year chairman of the Carnarvonshire County Council, was on Wednesday presented with a Sunbeam 14-18-horse power motor landaulette, supplied through Messrs Deacon and Son, Llandudno. TShe presentation was the outcome of a movement which, started locally, soon spread throughout the county, ,and the sub- scribers numbired all classes of the com- munity. Mr H-en-ry Kneshaw presided over the pre- sentation proceedings, which took place at the Town Hall, and among those supporting him were the Mayor (Dr. "Morgan), Dr. Rushton Parker and Dr. Bickerton (Liverpool), Mr Lloyd Carter (Under Sheriff), Alderman John Owen (vice chairman of the County Council), A. J. Oldman. Colonel Thomas Gee, Coun- cillor J. E. Conway-Jones. Alderman Edward Roberts, Mr Thornton Jones, Bangor: Mr Ephraim Wood, J.P.. Mr Bertie Wood, Mr A. E. Wood, Mr A. G. Rogers. Rev. William Edwards, Mr E. Lloyd Jones, Mr H. Eastwood, Mr Owen Owen, J.P., Liverpool; Mr T. B. Far- rington. Idandadno-, Mr Williams Roberts (High Bailiff)1, Mr T. Dutton, Dr. Dalton, Mi W. F. Jones (Bod Idda), Dr. J. R. Williams, Mr Wagstaff, Mr R. E. Jones. Mr George Barker Mr Felix Hadley, Mr J. Adey Wells, J.P., Mr Owen Rowland, J,P. (Treasurer of the movement). Rev. J. W. Roberts (Vicar of Con- way). Rev. J. C. Jones (Rector of Llangelynin), Mr James Pollitt, Mr Llewelyn Llovd. Mr Charles M. Lees. Mr Crowe, Mr T. E. Parry (Town Clerk), Mr Hugh Parry (Borough Accountant, etc. Addresses having been de- livered by the Mayor. Dr. Parker," and Mr Lloyd' Carter, the Chairman formally presented' to Dr. Priehard a framed photograph of the oar. Dr. Priehard, who was cordially received, claimed that he had only endeavoured to do his duty 'in the various positions he had been called to occupy. That meeting was to him an eloquent refutation of the common saying that there was no gratitude in public life.— (Cheers.) Besides trying to discharge his pro- fessional and public duties to the best of his ability he had also always borne in mind the advice of an old and trusted medical friend to be kind to the poor—(cheers),—and1 nothing at that moment, gave him greater pleasure than to find such a large number of small amounts among the subscriptions.—(Hear, hear.) He expressed his acknowledgements to the com- mittee and all who had contributed to the success of the movement. Subsequently Dr. Priehard entertained the subscribers and friends to tea within the Castle walls. GEIRIONYDD GORSEDD. SHORTENING ITS HISTORY. Mr Ellis Pierce (Elis o'r Nant) has just done with "The Gorsedd of the Bards of the Prin- cipality of Wales" what Professor John Morris Jones did a few year's since with the Gorsedd of the Bards of the Isle of Briatin, the in- stitution associated with the National Eistedd- fod-he has proved that it is not "as old an institution as many people thought it to be. Although "Elis o'r Nant" is the successor of the late "Gwilym Cawlyd" &s the Archdruid of the Gorsedd which held its meetings last week on the banks of Lake Geirionydd, he gives in la;st Saturday's "Welsh Banner" its history. The late Chief Bard Positive. "Gwilvm Gow- lyd," asserted that the Glan 'Geirionvdd Gor- sedd could be traced back as far as the days of Abraham, but "E'lis o'r Nant" states that it was established on the 14th of July, 1863, by Trebotr Mai, Gwilym Oowlyd, Dewi Arfon, Owen Gethin Jones. Albsalom Vardd, and others and for nearly 20 years it was held annually on July 14th, but later it has been .held in August and sometimes in September. "Elis p'x Nant" states that things did not. go on this year in the best way, and he doubts whether it was appropriate to give: the degrees and titles of the Gorsedd to many of the can- didates presented, and whether le ought to have given "the charge" to many of them. THE LLYSFAEN PROBLEM. A FINAL JUDGMENT. The investigation of Carnarvonshire's title to claim the parish of Llysfaen as part of that county, which Mr W. R. Evans, clerk to the adjoining county of Denbigh, was instructed to make is at end. On the information placed before him Mr Evans was led to the conclu- sion that th-e parish had belonged to Denbigh- shire since the year of the great Reform Act, and he was confirmed in that opinion by Mr MacMorrau. K.C. The evidence on which Mr Evans relied was that Llysfaen was not a part of the Carnarvonshire Hundred of Creuddvn, which is usually understood to consist of the peninsula of Rhos and Llandudno, ending in the Great Orme's Head. Many antiquaries are of opinicwi that the parishes of Llandudno, Eglwysrhos, and Llangwstenin. constituting the peninsula in question, comprised the whole of Creuddvn. But on Saturday last Mr Evans received a letter from the Local Government Board, to whom he had applied for informa- tion en the point, stating that there is a note in the Ceasus of 1841 that "the parish of Llys- faen is detached part of the Hundred of Cteuddyn, locally situated in the county of Denbigh." Being, therefore, in the Hundred of Creuddvn, it is a necessarily a part of Car- narvonshire, although geographically enclosed -n in Denbighshire. Mr MacMorran's opinion based on. the ca.se sent to him would have had such far-reaching consequences if 'it had been sustained that Mr Evans, in laying if before the Standing Joint Committee of his county. declared that he could hardly believe that the facts had been, co^^ctlv stated. It now, of course, turns out that Llysfaen. being in the Hundred of Creuddvn. is risrhtlv to be con- sidered a portion of Carnarvonshire, SUNSHINE RECORD.—The total irambex of hours of bright sunshine recorded at Llandudno for week ending August 22nd was 34 hours 36 minutes. The rainfall for the same month was 2.100 inches.