THE GOLDSMITHS' AND SILVERSMITHS' STORES, 33 & 93, Mostyn Street, Llandudno. Are now showing the choicest selection of Diamond and Gem Jewellery to be seen out of London, at 10 to 20 per cent. below the usual Metropolitan prices. The Stock includes an unusually Magnificent Burma Ruby Ring and Four of the finest Brazilian Diamonds, mounted as single stone rings, on the market at the present time. OF SPECIAL INTEREST is a collection of Beautiful and Unique Jewels bought at Auction at particularly advantageous prices, and which they are enabled to offer as Rare Bargains. As the Goldsmiths' and Silversmiths' Stores consider their display worthy of a visit, they cordially invite inspection without importunity to purchase,
BUDGET DEMONSTRATION. MR. ELLIS DAVIE 5, M.P. AND LORD MOSTYN. Under the auspices of the Budget League and the Welsh National Liberal Council, Mr Runciman addressed a gathering numbering several thousands at tiie Pavilion, Carnarvon, on Saturday night in supper". of the Budge*. A considerable proportion of those present were \yomen. They were admitted by ticket, and the greatest care- was exercised to prevent tickafcs falling into the possessioai of "militant" suffragists. Mr Ellis Davies, M.P., who presided., said it was not difficult for them to support the B i-,et as they approved of its author, its pi i OLples. and its object. When complaint was made of ous burdens, it might be well to point out that whilst in 1860 20 per cent of the income of the country went in taxation, only k7 16s. wtvnt now. On the other n-and, the in- come of the country had in ten years increased by £270.000.000. But this did not reach the pockets of the workmen or those immediately above them. LORD MOSTYN'S CASE, "When," the Cha.irman continued, "I hear taxation described as confiscation, I would re- mind the landowning classes that a very con- siderable pan of the land did belong to the people, astid that not long ago. It lies ill to talk of confiscation when six million acres of common land was enclosed between the yea,is 1300 and 1350. Lord Mostyn took Mr Lloyd- George t > -ask for referring to tne land bought by the Joint Police Committee at Llan- dudno. As a member of the County Council I am interested in the transaction and know the facts, but Lord Mostyn did not deal with facts. He indulged in a panegyric- on his own generosity for the gift of some land to the town on a previous occasion." What was its extent? It was at the time probably wOlrth 5s. a year, but he was now being paid £ 2.500 an acre for lind He said the price was a fair one. Mr Davies was not concerned to deny it. Assum- ing that it was a fair price, the- •mporcant fact was that its ratetable value—it was rated as agricultural land—was only £ 3 Is. an acre. Was that- fair to the ratepayers of the town of Llandudno and the c-ounty of Carnarvon. Or tike another case; land had recently to be ob- tained in that county for a public purpose. It was net under any pretence building land. It was in the middle of the country far from any station or industry. The price was £550 an acre.. Its value was 5s. a year. All thai was now proposed was that for the pupcses of taxation—tv:;t rating—the value for selling should also be the value for taxation. Was that confiscation ? The Tories said the tax would produce nothing. Then why complain ? They did so because they knew their properties ought to be both taxed and rated, and they knew ttiar once the municipalities ascertained the real value of the building land they would Tiot be slow to insist upon its being rated like other forms of property. The, money to be provided by the Budget was to be applied for -old-age pensions and far national security. The landowners of the country, however, said they would1 fight the Budget. It was always ■:so. When England "aged war upon France, when want and death stalked arm-in-arm through the land, and the price of wheat was rising and the value of land increasing, even the great Pitt failed "o induce the landowners to tanc fch-sir own property. In the past the great landowners have been preaching self- denial to .the poor. He thought that during the next few months the people would teach humility to the Lords.—(Cheers.) SOAP CONTRACT. We learn that the contract fox 600 cases of soap for the department of Public Health has been secured by Messrs. John Knight, Ltd.. of London. The tender originally .specified that Messrs. Lever Bros. Sunlight Soap should be quoted for, but, after representations made by the British Chamber of Commerce the authori- ties consented to make it an open competition subject to an analysis, with the result that M essrs. John Knight's "Quiekwasher" Soap was found to satisfy all the requirements and secured the contract. LIFE3 3AT COLLECTIOXS. ADDITIONAL SUBSCRIPTIONS, Asliby 0 2 10 Goulding's 016 å Gratnd Hotel 12 10 0 Overstrand 0 10 0 Studley House 0 5 7 'Lyndhurst 0 11 0 SUPERIOR DIGESTIVE CANDY. Cordial and Stimulating. Prepared with Pepsine, Rhubarb, Ginger, Caraways and other Aromatia and Carminati va ingredients. 10d. per ilb. Winter and Co., Pharmacists. 3, Mostyn Sheet, and Mostyn Avenue. "I tell you that idleness doesn't pay. The surest way for a person to get ahead is to keep moving." "I fancy you're right. That's the way tour or five tenants got ahead of me last week." Rustic: "Look 'er,e mister: I understood, that this 'ere stuff I got o' vou. would cure anv- think." Chemist: "What, tfhe 'Cure All' y e s, it will cure Rustic: "Well, then, there's certainly some- thing wrong, for I've rilbbed a whole bottleful on a ham an' it's no more cured than you are."
NATURE JOTTINGS. Al T, THE CORMORANT'S VORACITY. The cormorant, because of its insatiable greed, seldom has our choicest thoughts, and the bird, in this and other respects, would long have been a, s.ad' disappointment but for the steady, Strong, determined, and even graceful flight, so admirable a fe in sweeping winds, which redeems for it some amount of appre- ciation. When on the Great Orme on the 2nd I watched a young cormorant swallow, but not completely, .-a conger, in length a little over half that "of itself. It had so gorged itself that three or four inches of the tail end of the fish protruded ouit of its throat, and in this sorry state I took leave of the bird after having spent some time watching it. Even more difficult to swallow than a conger must be the flounder it is known, however, that the cormorant makes short week of this nsh, without any apparent discomfort to itself as the result, but to be under the necessity of having to sit motion- less, completely gorged, with the additional un- pleasantness of having a portion of the fish's tail protruding from the gullet is an example of the disappointments which so frequently associate the cormorant with disgust in many minds. BOG pimperxal ox THE GREAT oriie. Some discovery, significant and otherwise, is repeatedly being: made on the Great Orme, and. this time it is a botanical ciie-th,3 pretty little bog pimpernal has been found growing on the Gogiarth side of the lieadlanft. In a local guide of fifty years .ago there is a note to the effect that the bog pimpernal then grew on the north-easterly side of the headland, but so far I have failed to trace its whereabouts on that side. It is always a source of pleasure to be able to record new localities where interesting plants have been discovered, but it is_ regretful that other attractive forms have vanished, or, at least, have al.1 but vanished. This same guide tells us that the bee orcthis then grew at Gogarth. but I have not found it there; like the fauna our flora is subject to much change within a lapse of fifty years, EVIDENCE OF ArrCM't. No need for wild and chilling winds to re- mind us that. autumn has come. We read the fact of the changing of the seasons in the fall- ing of withered and withering leaves from the poplars and the elms, a minority of those of the latter in shades of yellow, the yellow which .initially aids the transformation of the beauty of woodland places in later September and October. The swifts have gone, having taken their departure earlier than usual. There is reason to believe that the local body moved southward during the first week of the month, and that the gatherings which were hear- screeching and seen wheeling in the air above Llandudno on evenings between the 7th and 11th were individuals whhdh had penetrated further north to nest. The "callers" ceased to come after the 12th. but one individual was seen in the neighbourhood of Llangelynin on the 23rd. Many whimbrels, too, are by now enjoying warner climes; parties passed over Creucklvn throughout the month. When the tit4 whimbrel is firstdieard in autumn superstitious sailor-folk believe thai: their whistle, which is repeated about seven times, portends death, but we get probably more than a glimmer of truth when we consider that the 'bird flies southward just when the colder weather comes, the time when people are most apt to take a chill, often resuitincr ill death, R. W. J.
"SERVING A DRUNKEN PERSON. LLANDUDNO LICENSEE FINED. At Llandudno Police Court on Monday, before Dr. Dalton, and other magistrates, John Jones, boatman, locally known as John Jones, "Yr Oo," was charged with being drunk on licenced premises on Monday, August 8th, and Frank Butler, licencee of the Snowdon Hotel. Tudno Street, \vas charged with serving trim when drunk. Mr J. J. Marks prosecuted, and Mr R. S. Chamberlain aj peaied for the defence. Inspector Owen said that about five o'clock on the day in question he was coming out of Court Street, when he sa,w P.C. Lewis in Church Walks talking to the defendant Jones. He had a good view of Jones, alid saw that he was drunk. Another man named Turner stood a couple of yards away. He called Lewis to him, ad Lewis said that Jcnels was drunk, and that he had advised him to go home. Wishing tO! prevent Jones from being served with any more drink he and Lewis went to the Snowdon Hotel the back way and there found Jones and Turner each with a glass of beer before them. Turner had drunk some of his, but Jones's glass was untouched. No one else was in the room, and he and Mr Butler's attention to tne condition of Jones. In reply. Mr Butler said, "I did not think he was drunk," and afterward said that he had himself served the beer. Mr Turner then interposed, saying, "I've brought him in and if there's any trouble I'm responsible," and call- ing a doctor. Mr Butler wanted to send Jones to the back room while a doctor was called, but he said the man could not remain on licensed premises. Finally Jones and Turner went out. the former staggered in his walk. Outside the calling of a doctor was again men- tioned, but'Mr Butler said he would abide by his (the inspector's) decision P.C. Levis gave evidence in support of the cnarge, and said that when lie. served Jones with the summons he said, "I don't know* what came over me. I don't remember nothing at a1! or seeing you and the,; inspector in the Snowdon. I ibad had my bellyful. I know." For the defence, Mr Ernest Turner, architect's assistant, was called, and said he frequently enjoyed the use.of Jones's boat for bathing from, and took him to the Snowdon for a glass of beer. It was the first- time in his life he had done so, and he would have not asked him to have a drink df the thought he. was drunk. He did fl, see him waving his arms about as described by Inspector Owen He did suggest the calling of a doctor, but having done so left it to Mr Butler to decide. When he left the hotel Jones walked, away quite steadily, and they went up the Orme in a tram together. Frank Butler said that Jones did not appear to be drunk, and he walked out like a sober man. H« d:d. rot call a doctor because he be- lieved that Jones was sober. He would, how- ever, take care to do. so if he, ever got into trouble of that sort again. John Jones said that lie got up at three o'clock that morning and set his nets. He then went to the beach, brought some fish and hawked them round the, town. He had not bin.? to eat or drink until two o'clock, when he had a glass of beer at the Washington, another at the "Clock," and shortly afterwards a, third at the Carlton. He was net drunk. and knew very well. where he was. Three or four glasses would not make him drunk. After the trouble he went up the Oame by train and •then straight with Turner to set some nets at Gogarth. The statement made by P.C. Lewis as to what was said when the summons was served was quite wrong. After retiring to consider their decision, the magistrates found the .charge proved and fined Jones 2s. 6d. and costs, and Butler £2 and costs.
SHOOTING COMPETITION AT CONWAY. The annual rifle contest under the auspices of the National Rifle Association and in con- nection with the Carnarvonshire and Anglesey Rifle Association opened on the Conway range on Friday in the pres nc-e of a distinguished company. The conditions for shooting weae favouiv ale. The umpire was the adjutant of the 6th Battalion R.W.F. (Capca.iin Clegg Hill). Teams were entered from Carnaivon, Port- madoc, Penybroes, Conway, Penmaenmawr, Pwllheli, and Holyhead. The awards were as follows: — The Vaynol silver challenge cup, presented by the late Mr G. W. D. Assheton-Smith, by the late Mr G. W. D. Assheton-Smith, Vaynol Park, rapid firing: 1. Carnarvon Com- pany, 38 points; 2, Conway Company, 37; 3, Penmaanmawr Company (holders). 34. The Glasfryn memorial challenge cup, pre- sented by Mr and Mrs Williams Ellis, Glas- fryn, in memory of their son, the late Second Lieutenant Roger Williams-Ellis, distance 400 to 200 yards: 1, Penygroes Company; 2, Pen. maenmawr Company (holders >; 3, Carnarvon Company. The Gwydr silver challenge cup, presented hy Earl Carrington. Tea snap shooting, com- peted for by teams of eight men, Targets to represent the figure of a man, and to appear for 15 seconds, the whole line to advance in quick time with arms trailed: 1. Carnarvon Company, 21 points; 2. Conway Company (holders), 20; 3. Penygroes Company, 19. The counties silver challenge cup, presented by twelve gemtleni-m from the counties of An- glesey and Carnarvon. Rap: 1 firing at a mov- ing target: 1, Conway Company. 7 hits; 2, Portmadoc (holders) 3; 3, Carnarvon (after a tie), 2. The rifle contests were continued on Satur- day. There was a large Results: The competition for the pias Newyckl silver challenge bowl, held by the Penmaenmawr Compactly, for companies of eight men, proved very keen. This included skirmishing practice, and points up to ten were awarded for the manner in which the. advance was conducted: 1. Conway Company (after a ti.e,. 17 points; 2. Carnarvon Company. 17: 3. Portmadoc Com- pany, 14. The Lord Lieutenant of Carnarvonshire's sil- ver challenge cup. presented bv Hon. Colonel J. E..Greaves to the team scoring the highest aggrregatei number of points, seven shots at v 200 ancl 500 yards: 1. F Company (Penmaen- mawr), 418 points; 2. E Company (Conway), 405: 3, A Company (C&rn&rvon), 346. The following were the awards f.jr the highest individual scores:-—-Sergeant J. Jones, Conway, 59; Sergeant J. Coverley, Penmaen- mawr, 58; Private E. Roberts, Conway, 66; Sergeant H. Roberts, Penmanemawr, 56; Cor- P'.ixal J. D. Roberts, Conway, 55: Private E. Williams, Penmaenmawr. 55: Colour Sergeant Chant-rey, Penmaenmawr, 54: Sergeant 0. Wil- liams, Conway, 54; Sergeant J. H. Williams. Portmadoc. 54; Corporal J. R. Jones, Carnar- von, 53. The National Rifle Association prize, to be competed for by effective members of the bat- talion. also efficient artillerymen, yeomen, and retired "Terriers" of the two counties, seven shots at 200, 500, and 600 yards: 1, medal and badge, which entitles the winn-er to shoot for the Prince of Wales's prize at Bisley, 1910, Sergeant Owen Williams, Conway, 92; 2 and badge. Sergeant J. Coveadey. Penmaenmawr, 84; 3 and badge. Sergeant J. Jones, Conway, 83; 4, Sergeant H. Roberts, Penmaenmawr, 81. The Plascooh silver challenge bowl, present- ed by the late Sir Charles Hunter: 1 (bowl and battalion jewel). Sergeant J. H. Williams, Port- madoc, 30: 2, Sergeant J. Jones, Conway. 29; 3. Private E. Roberts, Conway. 29: 4, Lieut. Battersby, 27. Aggregae prizes: 1. Sergeant J. Jones, Con- wav. 121: 2. Sergeant 0. Williams, Conwav. 119. Recruits competition, for those who have joined since November, 1908, seven shots at 200 and 500 yards: 1 and N.R.A. medal, Private R WdMams Penmaenmawr (atte. a tie). 51; 2. Private W. 0. Jones, Conway. 51: 3, Private W. D. Hughes, Carnarvon, 47 4. Private J. R. Jones, Penmaenmawr, 44; 5, Private R D. Thomas, Conway, 42. Prizes offered by offiecers for en-couragemeint of shooting: 1. Corporal R. P.arry, Carnarvon, 4: 2, Private R. Hope, Carnarvon. 53: 3. Pri- vate J. Brown. Penmaemriawr, 53; 4, Lance Corporal W. Rowlands, Penygroes, 51: 5. Lance Cory oral J. Owcm, Portmadoc, 50. Officer' competition for the Oakwood Park challenge oup: 1, Captain R. Griffith, Port- madoc. 78. Royal Garrison Artillery competition: 1. Trumpeer N. Savage, 30; 2, Private M. D. Jones, 20. At the clo-se of the shorting t118 prizes were distributed by Mrs Dar-bLshire, wife of the colonel of the regiment.
CRICKET. LLANDUDNO v. MOSTYN, Played at Llandudno on Saturday last. Sc-ore: — Llandudno. A. Halstead b Watson 39 C. N. Jones b Watson 5 C. Farrington Ibw b Wason 5 Rev W E Jones c Bevington b T. Ingham 2 H. 0. Backhouse b T. Ingham. 4 Howel Jones c and b T. Ingham 4 A. N. Wills c Watson b T. Ingham 5 H. D. Elliott b Bevington 20 J. Smith b Watson 0 E. Parry c Jones b Bevington 6 Hartley not out 0 Extras 5 Total. 91 Mostyn. E. Bevington b Elliott 6 Watson lbow b Hartley 7 T. Ingham b Hartley 3 T, H. Adams b Hartley 6 F. H. Sutcliffe lbw b Hartley. 0 C. F. Ma-lbon Ibw b Elliott 2 J. Iuglis b Elliott i 12 E. Ingham b Hartley. 0 J. L. Tre.veeke c and b Hartley 1 Rev. T. G. Jones b Hartley 1 A. C. Williams not out 0 Extras -3 Tv-il 41 ————*———— The best Saline you can take in the Spring
and Summer is Winter and Co.'s Grape Juice Saline as sold by them for over a quarter of a century. You can get a large bottle for Is. Winter and Co., 3, Mosrtyn Street, Llandudno. Detective: "Go on with the description of your cashier. You say he is stout. Is he short?" Banker: "Short? Of course he is! Ten thousand pounds. Do you suppos.e. I'd be here trying to have him if he wasn't?" A" clergyman startled his drowsy congregation the other day as foilo-,i-s:- "My clearly beloved' friends, permit me to remind you that I come elre' to preach, not I to act as umpire an a snorizig match."
THE GLOBE BAZAAR. —— LORD MOSTYN'S EXPERIENCES, The attendance at the opening ceremony on the last day o the Globe Bazaar, held in. the Town Hall, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday last week, was a, particularly good .one. The first three days had resulted in sales amounting to 2602, or exactly half the sum required to wipe off the debt on St. Paul's Church, incurred -by the construction of ves- tries, organ chamber, etc. NO GIVING AWAY OF BAZAAR GOODS. The Rev. F. J. Reece, B.A., vicar, in opening the proceedings, said that goods valued at least from £ 1400 to £ 1500 had .been placed on the stalls. It was not the fault, therefore, of the stallhokte s if the-a:moul-i-, needed was not realised, but of those wiho came to the' bazaar to buy. If the goods we-e not all sold he thougnt the remainder would be offered at a sale of work to' be held about Christmas. Hè would advise the stallholders not 10 lower the prices very much, for they weie already below shop prices, but to keep their goods for another occasion when they would realise their fair v altie. —(Hear, hear-.) The, Right Her,. Lord Mostyn, who presided, referred humourously to his experiences at Bazaars, saying he well remembetred the first .one he ever attended', which was held in Trinity Square about forty-five years ago. At that time there were only two Clhurches in Llandudno, nov they possessed four, one on the Great Orme, the old, parish Church of St. George, Holy Trinity Church, and St. Paul's Church, the debt on which would be paid off as the result -Of the bazaar.—(Applause.) He was not very old at the time of his first bazaar, but he remembered very well the de- light he fe-lt whelnhe won a full-rigged ship in a glass case in a raffle.— (Laughter.f That was the first thing he ever won in a raffle, but he had not been very fortunate since, He had tried his luck in a good many the previous day, and had won for sixpence a box of cigairs which wore worth about eightpence each. The cigars were very good ones. He had also v on what he thought was a sponge bag, but there now appe ueld to be some doubt a, to what it really was; for he had been told it was a tea cosy.—(Laughter.) His Lordship then congratulated the stall- holders on tin result of their labours in eoi- lecting goods for the bazaar, and appealed to those visitors who came to Llandudno vear after year and joined in the services at "the Churches to shew their appreciation by huy- ing largely at the stalls He had great pleasure in asking Mrs Brodrick to open the Bazaar. Mrs Lawrence Brodnck, in declaring the bazaar open, said that so much had aiready been said that very nttle remained for her to say. ,-he would not ask them, however, to bear with her for a, minute or two while she made a. little' appeal of her own. She said bear with her advisedly, for when one got up to talk about the Church it was difficult not to preach. —(Laughter.) Appeals for Church -wo.rk were very numerous, for nearly eveiy post brought one, and it was difficult rot* to get hard- t et. hearted and refuse. But there was another sj.;e to the picture. They lived in an age when great advances were being made in science and invention. There seemed to be 'no limit "to man's capacity and Bower, and that lia'd brought a, great evil" in its train—the evil of materialism. They were told that materialism was spreliding rapidly, that people were more ancl more inclined- to forget the spirit -which had inspired t.he brains and gtudec! the hands of those who performed the minerals- of modern -clays. It was their duty to recognise their imcebtedness to the Inspirer of" all wisdom, and to erect- edifices where he could be praised and worshipped.—(Hear, hear.) If her appeal had the result of 4 the day si sales she would feel that she ii,ac ,n P fomecihing to help the cause by coming down to Llandudno.—(Loud applatse.) Deg-anwy, proposed a vote of th,'a-n £ s Mrs Brodirick. and Lord Mostyn, ^mL'n was seconded by Councillor Henry Wil- son, and heartily accorded. A TRIBUTE. The Rev. F. J. Reece proposed a vote of tirauks to tne Istllllholden generally, and Mr Orenehalgih, the honorary secretary, in par- tic.ulai\ who nad done the work 'most acl- mirably and with great forethought. What they would ,have clone without him he did not know, and he could not let the Bazaar close with,-Y1Í expressing his feelings of gratitude The motion was seconded bv Col. the Hon. Henry Mostyn, and carried with applause. ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS. We have oeen requested to add the follow- ing names to the list published last week of those who contributed to Mrs Arnold's Stall: Mrs Gouajh. Jersey: Mrs Wilson, Llandudno: Mrs Hold en, Llandudno; Mrs Knowles. De- ganw-: Mrs Willoughby Gardner. Deganwv: Di. Caiver. Deganwv: Mr Hutcliins= DQ- ganwy. The name of Moss B. of Coventry, who assisted at the Refreshment Room. and gave very valuable aocl was also inadvertently omitted from our last week's report.
AUDACIOUS THEFT AT LLANDUDNO SMART SENTENCE ON BOOTLE YOUTH. -vrA\.a fP8cial Police Court on Tuesday, before Mr J. Adey Wells, Mr J. 0. Thomas." and Mr James McMaster, John Summers, described as a ship s steward, was charged with stealing a box containing £ 5 2s. and a number of articles the prcperty of Francis Ernest Southern, the offence taking place on Sunday afternoon. Francis Ernest Southern, residing at 24, Mostyn Street, employed as boots, said that on -Sunday last prisoner called at the house and asked to be allowed to leave a parcel there. He called for the parcel the following day! and took it without asking. Scon after he left "z: "'I L he missed a box containing a purse with £5 2s. in money and other articles. He was afterwards called to the poljce station and identified the box and contents. Joseph Jackson Simpson," Agar House, Clif- ton Road, hairdresser, said that on Sunday last he was on the Marine Drive. He had the box in his possession, and trying toO open it when he first saw him. He said he had lost the key, and he lent him a bunch of kevs. one of which fitted the lock. He la.so said he wanted to get some cigarettes out. When the box was opened 'he noticed a purse with gold and silver in it and the other articles produced. Think- ing all was not right he gave information, to the police. P.C. Charles Ross said that from information received he proceeded to the Marine Drive. He saw the box, thTOWI-I behiiid some bushes. He afterwards saw prisonier and brought him to the police station. He searched hiniT and found upon a purse of money and other articles. He cautioned and charged with him with stealing the same, He said, "I am. very sorry." Prisoner pleaded guilty, and weepirigly said he was very sorry. A SECOND CHARGE. He was then charged by Mr A. Conolly, under the Indecent Advertisements Act, 1894, with writing offensive language in the lavatory in Lower Mostyn Sweet. The offence, was proved by William Roberts, the attendant. The magistrates imposed a sentences of three months' hard labour on the first charge and one month hard labour on the second, the sentence to rum consecutively. Prisoner, although only nineteen years of age, has been. four years in a. reformatory school, and twice convicted of larceny after his release. IN THE HOT WEATHER there is nothing
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AT THE THEATRES. THE GRAND. THE MERRY WIDOW. The greatest musical success of the age, "The Merry Widow," is being presented this week at the Grand Theatre by Mr George Edwardes Company to crowded audiences. Victor Leon ancii Leo Stein's book, as adapted for Daly's Theatre, sets out a love tangle of Prince Danilo, of Marsovia and Sotnda, a wealthy widow. Danilo loved Sonia when she was a farmer's daughter, but affairs of state, which may be translated into Sonia's lack of either wealth or title, made marriage impracti- cable. and -the girl becomes the wife of a millionaire banker, whilst the Prince amus- ed himself with many women. But in Paris, at the, embassy of his country, Danillo meets Sonia, a widow with a score of suitors seeking her hand. She scorns her one-time lover and! tells him all men are alike, and state concerns migiit not- now stand in the way of his marry- ing her. The Prince, piqued, vOJws that he will never say to her he loves her, and valiant- ly in the fact of the widow's seductiveness and undisguised attempts to fascinate him he clings to his word. The woman wins of course. The Merry Wicijow, however, has triumphed through its music. The fascinating waltz is only one number in an original delightful, score. There are daintily melodious concerted numbers, beautifully written duets, and catchy solos. The music is clever and skilfully orchestrated, whilst making a general appeal. The dresses of the ladies are lovely, and the various scenes are splendidly staged. "The Merry Widow" y I will be played to-night (Friday) and to-momow (Saturday;. # MISS HOOK OF HOLLAND. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next, z;e we are pleased to. note, a ieturn visit has been arrangocl of the popular actress and vocalist, Miss Gertrude Melville, to the Grand Theatre. On this occasion Miss Gertrude Melville will appear in Paul Reubens' most successful comedy. "Miss Hook of Holland." This de- lightful play with music comes as a welcome change, with its old world atmosphere of the land 11 of canals, cheeses, and schnapps. The plot as usual in productions of this nature, is slight, but sufficiently strong to hold its audiences, accompanied as it is by many de- lightful nunibors from, the pen of tÙw gifted and versatile composer, Paul Reubens. Miss Sally Hook is the daughter of a wealthy liqueur distiller, who, with his daughter's collabora- tion, has up a blend of 91 different brews, the result of which he has christened "Cream of the 'Skies." Sally falls in love with a bandmaster, who returns the compli- ment, antclshe is also loved by Captain Paap, the bandmaster's .superior officer. Old Hook loses his'famous recipe, which is found by a. street loafer. Simon Slinks, who sells it to the Captain with the suggestion that, possessing the document it. may avail him in pressing his suit. But old Hook gives out that whoever is found with the recipe in his possession will be regarded as having stolen it, and the Cap- 'tain hands it over to the Bandmaster in the hope of getting him into trouble. Of course, it does nothing of the kind, Sally and the Bandmaster conic- to each others arms, and the Captain transfers his affections. The de- lightful music, and quaint dresses and scenery, wedded to this simple but effective atory, to- gether make an unconventional and captivating evening's entertainment, which can confidently be recommended to the most- exacting. THE PRINCE'S. MRS. BROWN POTTER. AT THE PRINCE'S THEATRE. Mrs Brown Potter is appearing this week at the Prince's Theatre in the much-talked of play, "The Devil." She and Mr Murray Carson were welcomed by a, full and appreciative house on Monday evening. The latter as "The Devil" has a very long trying role, being scarcely ever off the stage f'otr more than a couple" of minutes at a time from his first appearance. He came through the ordeal with credit. Mrs Brown Potter charmed everyone, with her delightful acting. Her dresses were the admiration of all, and the envy of more than a few of the fair sex. The scenery and stage effects have been specially painted and prepared, and' are identical with those used at thel Aclelphi Theatre, London. The scene in the second ac-t was a very beautiful one and greeted with cheers. As to whether the play should be passed by the censotr or not is another matter. The dialogue sparkles with witty sayings, but it also contains sentences that are not such as young people should hear. The interest, however, holds to the end, and the curtain falls as the Devil is foiled in his efforts. The play is presented by Mr- Ernest S'tevens and Mr 'R. G. Buchanan, and will be played to-night (Friday) and to-morrow (Satur- day). MR. MURRAY CARSON. Mr Murray Carson, who plays "The Devil," has had a mpst anterestitng career. He became secretary to Dr. Joseph Parker, the well-known preacher of the City Temple, Holboni Viaduct, at the age of fourteen, and for the following two years came: initio close contact with mallV eminent people. Another year found him, at the age of seventeen, a member of the famous original cast of "The. Silver King" at the Prince's Theatre, under Wilson Barrett's^ maiv agement. In addition to his twelve shillings a week for supering, he made the first cc-pies of the play and parts; since then Mr Carson has played nearly every part in the famous play with the original company on tour, .and later in the revival's wiith Mr Barrett. He is chiefly associated with the part of Corkett. After seven years spade-work with the celebrated Wilson Barrett's Company Mr Carson sighing for more worlds to conquer left Barrett and joining W. W. Kelly after a short tour in Sarclon's "Theodora" "created in London Napoleon in "The Royal Divorce." which until the pro- duction of "The Devil"- has remained his most celebrated part. Between hiS first and latest success he has playeid many pails, of course not the lea-st notable being the other 'devil' in "The Devil's Disciple," by Bernard Shaw, produced for the first time in England, under Mr -Carson's management. He has of course played the round of Shakespearian parts. It is curious to note dn the present connectilon that Mr Carson has produced and played in more Devil plays than one. "Dare Devil Max." "The. Devil's House," "The Devil's Disciple" are among the .many original plays he lias adventmed, and .he understudied these in "The Temple." In the intervals of man- agement and playing Mr Carson has written alone, and in collaboration over twenty plays. His collaborators include Lewis N. Parker, of Pageant fame, John Oliver Hobbes (Mrs Craigie), Max Beerboihm. "Rosemary, the "Bishop's Move" and many others. Mr Car- son considers that his present part is by far the best one,, and the most suited to his talents that- he has yet attempted, Shakespeare alone excepted. So far Mr Carson's success has beeOl unquestioned. » < "MRS. PONDBRBURY'S PAST." Miss Emma. Hutchison and Mr Percy Hutchi- son can always be relied upon to send a good company on the road, and there is no doubt as to the capabilities of the one presenting "Mrs Ponderbury's Past" at the ^Prince's Theatre, Llandudno, next week, and judging MISS GLADYS ARCHBUTT as Madame Modjeski in "Mrs Pondierbury's Past, -INwansmop- MR, STANLEY COOK as Mr "Mrs. Ponderbury's Past." ury ;:7, from the enthusiasm with which it has been received since- it began .its tour, the piece is destined to have a remarkably successful run, The play is from the witty pen of the late editor of "Punch," Siir Francis Burnand, and he has .succeeded' in producdng much laughter out of the story of a henpecked husband, his discovery Locked up in the studio of an artist, with a musical comedy actress and his event- ful emancipation from his wife's thraldom by accidentally discovering the truthful version of an incident in his wife's past which she has hitherto utilised to bolster up her own virtue, There is sure to be great merriment over the peccadilos of that audacious; apostle of Ananias, Mr Ponderbury, who is the hen- pecked husband of Mrs Ponderbury, the lady of overpowering virtue, who divicles her time between ostentations, charity and domestic tyranny. Under these aircumstances, of course. Mr Ponderbury's fascination for his conjugal partner is not amazingly distracting. He, poor craven wretch, ihas tlhe idea of finding dis- traction with Madame Modjeshi. the afore- mentioned comedy artiste, who is now a. wealthy widow, and resides next door to the Ponderbury's. His adventures in this direc- tion are, discovered by his wife, who inflicts condign punishment on her .spouse, until one day he hears the real st-ory of the' incident in her "past." and then Mr Poinderbury turns the table's. The play, produced by the- Hutchison management, are' well-known for their completeness in production .and for their general excellence of the acting, and in "Mrs Ponderrbury's act" all previous efforts have been eclipsed. This makes the 41st London success, produced by this celebrated firm lur- ing the' 21 years -of their management. Mr Stanley Cooke, who plays Mr Polnderbury, i3 right in the front- rank of present day comedians, and he is sure to make the patrons of the Prince's Theatre laugh loud and long. Mr Ccoke will be ably supported by that very clever comedyactr-elss. Miss Gladys Archbutt, a powerful company. to>
LEVEL CROSSING FATALITY. AGED TAILOR KILLED AT LLANDUDNO. JURY SUGGEST ERECTION OF FOOT- BRIDGE. A fatal accident occurred on the ^Maesddu crossing on Sunday morning, a tramping tailor being knocked down by an incoming train and instantaneously killed. An inquest into the affair was held on Monday by Mr Coroner Pe-ntir Williams and a jury, of which Mr H, Roberts, Roby House, was elected .'Ireman, THE EVIDENCE. Gwendoline Williams, Mostyn Hotel, Rhyl, daughter of deceased, William Williams, iden- tified the body, and said her father had no fixed place of abode. He was a tailor, about 53 years of .age. She last saw him alive a month ago at Rhyl. He was not very sharp of hearing. She ,coruld not say he was given to drinking. He was not a teetotaller, but she had never seen him drunk, James Higgins, Holyhead, of the engine, said he worked the train from Chester due at Llandudno at 11 50..Approaching the crossing he had shut off steam, and saw the deceased coming down the. steps of the atiloe. He stood as close to the iine as he could pos- sibly get, and he whistled several times, but deceased t.c.,o.k no notioe. He was about 50 yards off travelling about 20 miles an hour. He applied the b-cakes. He saw the engine strike him in the right side. He pulled up and went back, and found he had been thrown clear off the line. He appeared to be deaf. The whistling was heard, at Llandudno station. Llewelyn Watkins, lodging-at 1, Alexai-idra Road, a chef employed at the Cambridge Re- staurant, said! he was going toward the cross- ing. In front of him he noticed a man and woman who were strarngers to him. The man got over the stile first and turned round to look at the woman. She got to the top step of the stile. He appeared to want her to cross Previously he had seen the train approaching, and noticed that the engine clr-i-ve sliut off steam. The man appeared to step on the metals, but the man never -rr oved. He stood facing the opposite gates with his right side to the engine. He was struck 'on the right side of the heaidand arm. and thrown from the metals on to somj grass a-gainst the signal box, a distance of ten or twelve yards. He went up to the man, but he was dead, apparently in- stantaneously killed. He wa.s. cut on the head and his arm broken in two. places. There was plenty of time for him to get across, but he did not think he saw or heard the train. There was a strong wind and the telegraph wires were vibrating. Robert pavies, Maesddu Railway Crossing, porter, said lie sa,w the train strike the man. He heard the whistle when sitting in the house. It was sounded sliarply several times. He gave the ordinary wdiistle before the danger whistle. He thought something was wrong, and the engine was striking- the man just as he got ) to the door. The, man was standing as near as he could get to tihe six-foot rail on the down line. He was knocked a, distance, of fifteen yards on to the grass on the clown side. He went to him immeria/iely, but he appeared to be o-uite dead. He then went to telephone folr doctor and, police, who came on the scene and pronounced him dead. Ellen Railev,. 64, Victio-ria Road. Rhvl, a widow, said she kept a common lodging-house. She met him in M-adoo Street about twenty minutes ..o twelve. He said he had stayed with her in Rhyl. She was going to Conway, and he came to shov her the road. They went to- gether as far a.s he crossing, .and he 'went over the stile. He wentstnight ir front of the tra.m. She heard the train whiistle, and was on the stile waiting for the train to pass. He was in a very dazed conditVm. He had told her he had been cftinkin? spirits heavily on Saturday night. She did not see eVErything- that ban- nened foir she came clown the istflQ backwards He gave no rh:;nt that, heintencled self-destruc- tion iT-Te had a. bottle of beer in his pocket which he gave to a man. Inspector Owen said ih« ex-am in ed the bodvand cut riair side of the head.' the risrht arm was broken in two places, and a oeep cut on the richt side of the body. An envelope with his name was also found with pipe, pouch, tobacco, etr- and two shillings and twopence in money. THE VERDICT AND RIDER. The jury, without hesitation, retufrned a ver- diCit of .accidental death. Mr Hugh Hughes said that in his opinion there certainly ought to, be a footbridge erected on the .spot, for the. crossing was used by hun- dreds of visitors in the summer time, when trains passed every five minutes on an average. The Coroner: You can add any lider you like. Mr Roberts: I quite agree with Mr Hughe.s,. Other jurymen express-ed the same opinion, and one of the witnesses said it was the play- ground of a lot of children. On the motion of Mr Hughes, seconded by Mr H. Roberts, it was unanimously decided to add as a rider a recommendation that a footbridge was urgently needed, at the cross- ing. Mr Weeds, stationm,aster, who was present, said anyone -could obtain a cleax view for a' long- di-stanee of trains coming from1 -both direc- tions. The Best Aperient "Ficolay." Guaranteed'
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