MISSIONARY EXHIBITION AT THE PIER PAVILION. MR. WM. JONES, 31.P., AND THE KING OF BELGIANS. In these days of doubt as to the effi- cacy of foreign missions and much discus- sion as to the wisdom of spending money on their furtherance when there is so much misery, and need of missionary zeal in our land, the missionary exhibition opened at the Pier Pavilion on Monday could not fail to prove interesting and in- structive. The exhibition was arranged by the Baptist Missionary Society, but almost every similar Society in the King- dom ha.s given the promoters assistance in some form or other. Thus the Society was able to gather together curios from the four quarters of the globe, and especially from India, China, and that. land of sor- row and shame—the Congo THE PATRONS. The local committee had followed the example of the Parent Society and secured the co-operation of a:11 the different de- nominations in the town, allotting a day to each. The list of patrons included the following:—The Right Hon. the Ear- of Cari}ington, K.G.. -he Right Hon. Lord Mostyn, the Right Hon. Lord Dun- donald, C.B., Right Hon. D. Lloyd- George, M.P., Chancellor of the Ex- chequer; Sir Charles McLaren, Bart., AT P. Str J. Herbert Roberts:, Bart.. M.P., the Lord Mayor of Bristol (Edward Robinson, E (I J. P.) Ellis Jones Griffith, Esq., M.P.. J.' Herbert Lewis, Esq., M.P. William Jones, Esq., M.P., Harry McLaren. Esq., M.P., J. Wil- liams, Esq. (Mayor of Conway), J. McMaster. Esq. (chairman of Llandudno Urban District Council), Lewis P. Nott, Esq. (Bristol), Jeremiah Williams-, Esq.. M A. (Abergele), J. Adev Wells, Esq., J.P., eit,c. THE OFFICIALS. The Chairman of the General Com- mittee was The Rev. David Davies, with the Rev. John Raymond, vice-chairman and the following officers:—General secretaries, Mr Willoughby Lance, and Mr Pryse Williams treasurer, Mr J. H. Jones, L.A.A. honorary architect Mr G. A. Humphreys, F.R.I.B.A., honorary surgeon; Dr. E. S. Gooddy: stewards. Mr R. T. W ynne and Mr A. Dean; stalls and decorations. Mr P. T. Owen; hand- book, Rev, J. Raymond and Miss L. Roberts. Arwendon; admission and rail- way, Mr II. Watson demonstration seer taries, Mr John Roberts and Miss L Goddard; exhibition secretary, Miss Griffiths, Morfen; hospitality secretaries, Mrs Raymond, and Mrs Lance: mistress of the robes, Miss Parry, Ty Gwyn; biograph secretary. Mr Liloyd; school secretary, the Rev. I-r. Bryn Davies; special aim secretarv, Rev T. Roberts, Lianeiian; scout captain, Norman Owen. ROUND THE EXHIBITS. A tour round the exhibition shewed the great pains taken to make it complete and instructive. Arranged round the room were Indian., Chinese and Congo Courts, Chinese Guest Rooms and Opium den. relic room, orientaJ stalls, native doctor's shop, tea gardens. heathen temples. Indian Zenana, Congo stockade, a relief map of Central Africa, and last but not least the famous steamship, "Peace." The forepart of the battered, broken, and fragile relic was erected in the hie-scope hall, and there is no doubt but, that it was the most interesting relic in the exhibition to nine-tenths of the visi- tors. This steamer was built in 1882, carried across the seas in sections and launched at Stanley Pool in 1884 by the indomitable pluck of the pioneer and missionary of the Congo, the Rev. George Grenfeil, and for twenty-four years was used by the missionaries there to carry the Gospel message into the very heart of Africa. She has now been re-placed by another vessel, but: her time of usefulness to the Society judging by the interest taken in her has not vet, terminated. The Courts and stalls were in charge of the following ladies and gentlemen Zenana, l\Lss Wynne, Mcseley House Congo, Rev. John Raymond; China, Rev. David Davies India, Riev. E. T. Davies. Old Colwyn. and the Rev. Peter Jones, Colwyn Bay Bible translation and relics, Rev. T. Roberts. Lianeiian; medical, Mrs J. J. Marks, Maesgwyn literature and postcards. Miss Roberts. Arwendon; sale of work. Miss Marshall, LJandudno, and Mrs Edwards, Conway; oriental, Mrs J. H. Jones, and Miss Chrissie Roberts; refreshments, Mrs Thomas. White House; Mrs Davies, Colwyn Bay; Miss Underwood. Mrs B. C. Jones; sweets, Mrs Bryn Davies. and Mrs Raisirick wants, Mrs Griffiths. Space win not permit of our dealing with all the differrent side shows such as Chinese and Brahmin wedding's arranged bv the Congregational and Wesleyan friends respectively. cantatas, talks in the guest houses, bioscope lectures, etc.. et.c. The missionaries taking part in these included Mrs Garden Blaikie, M.B.C.B.. of China; Miss Head, of the Wants Department; Miss HorsfaJl, late of Salamatpur. Northern India; Mrs "Williamson. 18t e of India; Rev. J. R. M. Stephens. late of Wathen, Upper Congo (secretary of the Bible ion Society) and Mrs Stephens; Rev. E. E. Wilford, of Yakusu. Upper Congo, and! Mrs Wi»lford Rev. R. D. Darby, late of j Yokoiela, Upper Congo Rev. S. B. Drake, late of China; Rev. F. G. Har- rison. I;a.te of Bolcbo; Rev. S. S. Thomas. of Delhi Mr CV ton. of London. and L Mfwambata. a converted; native of the Congo. CHILDREN'S DEMONSTRATION. A children's demonstration took plaice on Saturday in the Bioscope Theatre. In the tina.yoida.ble absence of Mr J. Wil- liams, Mayor of Conway, Mr J. J. Marks. M.A., presided. Recitations, dialogues, solos, etc.. were given by children in cos- tume, and addresses by the lady mission- aries. OPENING CEREMONY OX MONDAY There was a large gathering at the opening ceremony on Monday, presided over by the Rev. David Davies, in the regretted absence of the Righrt Hon. Lord O D Mostyn. On the platform in addition to the missionaries were the Revs. J. Ray- mond, J. Irvon Davies. W. Philips, M.A.. Rev. E. T. Davies, Old Colwyn; Mr H. W. Lance, Mr John Roberts, etc.. etc. Letters were read by Mr Lance from the Right Hon, Lord Mostyn and Mr G. A. Humphreys, from which it appeared that his lordship was suddenly called away from Gloddaeth on important busi- ness. for on Saturday he wrote to Mr Lance expressing his intention to be present. The Rev. David Davies expressed his disappointment at not having his lord- ship (whose interest in religious efforts was well known and appreciated) with them, He regretted his absence very much, for it would have been very in- teresting at the present juncture to have representatives of the Lords and Commons on a platform of peace and in connection with a. work which sought to prcynote goodwill throughout the world.—(Applause.) THE AIM OF THE EXHIBITION. The Rev. J. R, M. Stephens said the object. of the Exhibition was to remove apprehensions which existed as to foreign mission work, and to give the people of this country a .clearer idea of the condi- tions prevailing in far-off lands. The cost of the exhibition would doubtless be met by the charges for entrance, but in addi- tion to that there was a. special effort, and that. was to raise the sum of £ 60 to pro- vide a translat.iion of the Gospels of Matthew and Mark and the Epistles to the Thessalonians into the language of the, people living at Yalemba, the late L Rev. G. Grenfell's station and the last established on the Congo. Mrs Ord Charter then sang most effectively the appropriate solo, "The Lord is my light. I MISSIONARY WORK. An instructive address wa.s then given by Mr Wm. Jones. M.P., who had a very cordial reception, during which he referred to the words of the laite Robert Louts Stevenson, who in advocating them said, "Those who deprecated mis- 1: sions have only one thing to do—come and see them." Stevenson, said Mr Jones, was quite right, and his view was shared by an even greater man. i.e.. Charles Darwin, who speaking of the Terra dell Fuegans, said that they were so low in the scale of humanity that he wcutd prefer to claim kinship with the! ape. Some years later Darwin paid another visit to that part of the Globe, but by that time the missionaries had been and settled there. The habit.s of the people had been transformed, and Darwin had declared that never in his life would he speak another word against mission- aries.—(Applause.) He (the speaker) had also been and seen their work, and woe, betide anyone who referred slighting- ly to them in his presence.—(Applause.) Mr Jones then gave graphic accounts of what he had learnt during his visit to India and referred to his meeting there with a. Llandudno missionary (Mr S. Higginbottom) who was doing noble work among the lepers. He also referred to the work of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist missionaries in the Kassia. Hills, and said thai; the whole of the work for Christianity in the great coun- try of Assam was left to the Welsh Cal- v&nisiiic Methodist Church and the Bap- cist Church. He was glad to recognise, he went on to say, a new tone amongst the missionaries he n10" with. Instead of going amongst people who had some culture with un- J sympathetic spirit, which had been one of the things charged against missionaries in the past, they now recognised that be- neath the heathenism of the people there was some nucleus:, some kernel, of good which would serve as a pivot upon which to bring to bear the greater power of Christianity. Scholars were helping in that with their comparative theologies that, could show points of agreement to students of missionary work. But let it not be thought that because there were points of agreement the work of missions was settled. The great thing was to find the vital point of difference, and "here | Chrilstilanity came in with overwhelming- commanding power in Jts difference from all otbei religions.—(Applause.) Besides the refigious aspecrt, of missionary work, there was. the great material benefit, of it to the benighted peoples of heathendom, some idea of which was afforded by the various departments of the exhibition— the medical mission work, and the zenana work among the Mahometan and Hindoo women. The literature of the world was enriched by the work of the translators of the Bible. There were tribes which had no literature, and no fixity in their tongues; they might speak one dialect one week, and it might he lost the next. The missionaries came along, learnt the speech of the tribe, reduced it to phonetic form, analysed it, made a grammar for it, and a dictionary, and there it was, a classic tongue for all time .-t(Appl a,u,se.) L c Alluding to the presence on the plat- form of the Rev. and Mrs E'. E. Wilforcl, of Upper Congo, the region of the atrocities which have so .stirred Europe from time to time. Mr William Jones said: We hope that- the Congo question will ere long be settled.—(Applause.) It is a delicate task for diplomacy. You cannot, enter ruthlessly and ride rough- shod over the feedings of people, but you will hear what the missionaries have got to tell you. I hope something will hap- pen to the King of the Belgians verv soon.—(Applause.) There is a rumour that, he is going to be deposed. Very well, then, I hope a great. Christian King will settle there in his stea,cl.-(Cheers.) It is not politics which will settle these things. It is a mightier thing than politics which. will setiLe these things. L is not politics which will settle these things. It is a, mightier thing than politics, or diplomacy, or international arrangements, but given a. Christian spirit in our monarchs we shall he able to get better international agreements and help this stupendous question to a settlement. Mr G. A. Humphreys proposed a vote of thanks to Mr William Jones for open- ing the exhibition, which was seconded by the Rev. E. T. Davies, Old Colwyn, and carried with applause.. ;-ause. The Rev. J. R. M. Stephens then in- troduced 11e missionaries' present, and the proceedings terminated. BIOSCOPE LECTURE ON THE "CONGO." In the evening the Rev. Mr Stevens gave a, special bioscope lecture on "Native life and mission work in Congoiand." Mr James McMaiSter. J.P., presided, theatre being packed to its utmost capacity. The lecture was of enthralling interest, especially that portion of it dealing with the Congoattrooihes, while the films were certainly unique in character. j At the close a strong resolution de- manding reform in the administration was proposed by the Rev. David Davies, seconded by the Rev. John Roymond, and carried unanimously. CHURCH OF ENGLAND DAY. There was again a good! attendance as the opening ceremony on Tuesday, pre- sided over bv the Rev. LI. R. Hushes. -1 over -the M.A., Rector of Llandudno, supported by most of the ministers of the town, and Mr Arthur Evill, Llanfairfechan, and the Rev. William Roberts, of the Church of England Missionary Society. The de- votional part, of the service was conduct- by the Rev. Ivor Guest. v The Rector expressed the grea pleasure it gave him to be present, anL said that he felt it to be his duty to help forward the, great work of missions throughout the world. The exhibition was a great object lesson which enabled them to realise the conditions of the great and vast heathen world and the difficulties missionaries had to contend with ancl under which they lived.—(Ap- plause.) It also taught the inhabitants of this country a, great lesson, i.e.. the glory of living in a Christian country and the contrast between living in the light of the knowledge of God and in living in the obstructed light of heathen coun- tries. He frankly admitted that between the Church of England and other de- nominations there were great fundamental differences, but felt that in mission work they could join hands and work until the day had dawned, when they woujld under- standi each other better.—(Hear, hear.) He notedtha,t, the special object of the exhibition was to provide a translation of portions of the New Testament into one of the languages, of the Congo. The translation of the Bible into a new tongue would be something gained, and some- thing would help forward the. Kingdom of God. In that work the Baptists stood in an honourable position among the Christian Churches of the world in re- gard to this work. They had laid foundations, in various directions upon which otheii- churches had afterwards built. A name that would always shine bright among the stars in the firmament of mission workers was that of Dr. Carey, who belonged to the Church.—(Ap- plause.) It was a happy coincidence that the day was St. Andrew's Dav, on which Church people throughout the country were a.sked to make special prayers on behalf of the missionary enterprise, and Church Missionary Society was the largest in the world. Mr Evil, the hon. distrjirt secretary of the Church Missionary Society, and the Rev. William Roberts spokebliefly upon the work of that Society. and wished "Godspeed" to the exhibition. Mr Roberts remarked that Christianity was on its trial among the heathen, and it was important to follow up the work of the missionary societies by sending out among the people Christian merchants, men who did not intend to make the native, machines to be ground clown and crushed to the eailth.-(App,a,use.) The Church Missionary Society was doing its best in this respect, and some of the leading business men in London asso- ciated with it, had formed themselves into a Uganda- trading company, by which it was hoped to keep the trade of the coun- try in Christian hands. All who repre- sented and supported missionary societies ought to try to see that the Government L 1, insisted that. all trade carried on with the heathen should be honest and not harmful—that there were noi shiploads of vitriolic gin sent, out, and that the natives were helped to become truly civsjlised beings..—(Applause.) Among the visitors to the Exhibition on Tuesday were Col. the Hon. and Mrs Henry M o sty n. CALVINISTIC METHODIST DAY. Wednesday was the day allotted to the Calvinistic Methodist and English Pres- byterian Churches. The Rev. C. T. Astley, M.A., was to have presided, but was unable to be present, the Rev. W. Phillips, M.A., filling the vacancy. Mr Phillips spoke of Mr Astley's keen in- terest and extensive knowledge of mis- sionary work, and handed the treasurer a cheque for £1 Is. which he had for- warded as a contribution to the, funds of the Baptist Missionary Society. Mr Phillips dealing with missionary work generally said no class of worker in the Christian Church was deserving of greater praise than the missionaries, whose self- sacrifice could not be fully realised by those who stayed at home.—(Applause.) He urged members of the different Churches to clo their utmost to swell the exchequers or the different societies, and expressed his conviction that the exhibi- tion would impart new zeal for missionary work into the Churches of the district. The Rev. H. C. Lewis, B.A., B.D., pastor of Rehoboth Calvinistic Methodist Church in declaring the exhibition open- ing thanked the Committee for the privilege of doing sc), and of associating himself with the work. He had been asked by the Secretary to say something with regard to, the mission work of his own denomination in the Khassia Hills. He could not boast, as the Rector had done the previous clay, that it was the largest in the world, for he was not sure but thait itt was the smallest. It was.; however, very closely connected with the Baptist- Missionary Society, for the first missionary sent to the Khassia Hills seventy years ago was the first convert made by the revered Dr. Carey.—-(Ap- 7 plause.) The Baptist Missionary Society had to abandon the district in 1837 owing to lack of funds, but four years later it was taken up by the Calvinistic Method- is':s and continued by them since that elate a, brea,k-(AI)pla,use." After twenty years labour there were only 158 members in the different Churches, but last year the number had grown to •2-5,000. The great reviva,l which spread throughout Wales in 1904-5 had even reached the Hills of Khassia, for during that time 3000 converts were received into the Churches.—(Applause.) After reading extracts from letters written by the Secretary to the Chief Commissioner of Bergal appreciative of the work Mr Lewis appealed for deeper and stronger enthusiasm in the work on the grounds thait the present was an un- exampled opportunÏtytü go into the whole world to preach the gospel, by reason of the improved facilities for reaching far distant landis and means of communication with all parts of the world. It was a, Aime when the words of the Great Dr. Carey, "Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God," should appeal with irresistible force to all Christians.—(Applause.) CONGREGATIONAL DAY. The Rev. J. Irvon Davies presided over the opening ceremony on Wednesday, and said that the Cbngregati-onalists couild claim very close kinshipi with the Bapiuist denomination. The only differ- ence. between them was in respect to the amount of water used, and surely the heavens were now giving an object. lesson in sprinkling.—(Laughter.) He was not going to give a lengthy address for most of the ground had already been covered. He felt sure, however, that the exhibition would result in greater enthusiasm and that the stirring address of Mr Wm. Jones, M.P.. and the lecture on the Congo by Mr Stevens would live as long as memory retained her seat in their min d s.—(Ap pl-a us e.) Mr Davies also announced tha,t he a.nd the Rev. David Davies and the Rev. Thomas Lloyd who sa,ton either siicle were born in the same town, and referred to it as a, remarkable co-incidence. The exhibition was opened by the Rev. Thomas Lloyd, Colwyn Bay. in the ab- sence, owing to the serious illness of his mother, of the Rev. Tom .Davies. Mr Lloyd dealt with the work of the London Missionary Society, explaining its origin basis, sphere of work and pro- gress. The eight, countries in which its missionaries worked were India, China, Africa, Madagascar, Polynesia, New Guinea, Mongolia, and West India, and the progress made cluiling the last ten L years was remarkable. During that period the number of English Mission- aries engaged had increased from 266 to 285. native workers from 240 to over 7000; church memibers from 53,000 to 83,000; adherents from 175,000 to 285,000; Sunday Schools, from 578 to 1669, Sunday School scholrars from 45,000 to 65,000 hospitals from 22 to 53; medical missionaries from 19 to 38, and the income! from £ 121,000 to £ 158,000.—(Applause.j He rejoiced in that progress and in the progress made by the other greait missionary societies, and thought that exhibition would do something to hasten the coming of that Kingdom for which they all prayed.— (Applause.) Miss T'onge then sang "The Pilgrim Fathers"very effectively., and the pro- ceedings terminaited with the singing of the Doxology.
NATURE JOTTINGS. NOVEMBER 29,I am perfectly satisfied for my own part that the bird seen on the Great Orme by my friend was a snow bunting. For three days during- the third week of this month he tells me that the bird frequented the same gravejlly ground on which I saw two snow buntings last November. My friend, who also saw the birds last year and had an exceptionally good opportunity for watching them, ha.s evinced sufficient evi- dience to warrant every justification for the 'belief that the individual! on this occa- sion was ready and truly a snow bunting. The pretty little "snowflake," though irregular in its visits, occurs almost every winter on ,the north coast of Wales, and one of the c'harae'Lleristic,s in its mode of living is that when moving about the country or along the coast during the coiicl months it will remain for several clays on the- same piece of ground where ;-It first takes up temporary quarters, feed- ing on whatever is procurable. R. W. J.
THE PROVOCATIVE: GOLF BALL. A lady who lived, next to a golf bald factory complained recently in the law courts of being troubled by noises re- sembling the, mutt,erings of distant thunder, strange hissings, sudden ex- plosions.trO say nothing of a sulphurous I zn atmosphere. In the factory, or on the links, the golf ball apparently produces the same results. She (sympathizingly) "I feel so sorry for the poor tram-car conductors. It must be terrible for them to have to be on their feet all day long." He,: "Humph! They ain't. They're on the passengers' feet more'n half the time."
LLANDUDNO AS IT WAS, A BRIEF REVIEW OF THE HISTORY OF LLANDUDNO. Perhaps I may be allowed at this junc- ture to record a. few facets regarding the L Li I establishment of photographic studios in r cl Llandudno. My readers need; not. be re- minded that the art. of photography was discovered during the. first half of the last century, and during the second half the art has much advanced in effectiveness and durability. The older members of the community will remember that at first the, portrait was taken on glass in a crampy manner, then the whole was en- 1 closed in a. metal or composition case or frame. In the year 1859, fifty years ago this year, a substantial addition was made to the art of photography in Ldan- dudno, owing to the advent of the late Mr Thomas Edge to the town. Prior to this date Mr Edge was well acquainted with the locality, during that time he was em- ployed by the London Stereoscopic Com- pany, taking views in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, chiefly for American firms. The possibilities of Llandudno- made such an impression upon him that. when the war broke out between North and South in America., and terminated the demand for stereoscopic views, Mr Edge opened a studio at Preston, and a branch during the summer months in Llanclucliao. 'On. first arrival Mr Edge lived at "West Etacl," Church Walks, directly opposite the, National School, and later at No. 1, Bright Terrace, Lloyd Street. This terrac,e was called after John Bright, who used to stay in apart- ments next- door for several seasons, to- gether with his family. Mr Eiclige's first- studio was situated on the ground which is now occuped by the present one in Gloddaeth Street, which is the oldest established in our town. He was a master hand in his own profession, and besides he was an expert with his brush as well; owing to these faots his reputation was very widely known. Many'eminent and celebrated persons from time to time paid a visit to his studio, and it would not only be most interesting, but also a rare treat to view his negatives which have been kept during such an extended period. Mr T. Edge wa,s the first in Europe to introduce theAmerican principle of en- larging photographs by electric light. It may 'be mentioned that the majority- of his customers were from the Continent, He was always in the van in introducing any new appliances and any process cal- culated to improve the art of photo- graphy, which he invariahlyexecuted in the best possible style. In early life Mr Edge has been a sailor and knew the coasts of North Wales, and Lancashire well; he was also well acquainted with parts of the Continental Coasts. When he first came to our town the train from the Junction was propelled by horse- power, the late Mr Payne, of the Ox- ford Arms, being the proprietor of the horses, and was the driver. Mil" Edge was a man of strong convitction, and was also a possessor of a high moral and Christian character, therefore his -sterling qualities in those several aspects, which he on many occasions allowed to be pub- licly exercised, were greatly appreciated by the community. He was a very active member of the School Board for many years. Always ready .and willing to propagate the charms, the natural 7 S beauty and the attractions of his adopted town, he lived to see Llandudno develop from a mere village into. a fair sized town. It is likely that the first photographic studio in our town stoocl on the site of Corwen House, Upper Mostyn Street. The artists were Messrs. Hogarth and Hobies; it would be about 1856. We possess some specimen of their work, and have; seen others; of course the photos were on glass. Another early comer to Llandudno was the late Mr L. S. Oor,onahy; he was a real artist, and a painter of no mean order. He arrived about the year 1856, and brought with him a large van. It would be about 20ft. long, and fixed on four small wheels; Mr Cornaiby travelled with it from England. This van was first placed in a position on the land now occupied by the Carlton Buffet. In a few years this land was required for 'building purposes, and he was compelled to move on once more. Six horses were attached, and with converted effort the van wa,s drawn along- into the Happy Valley, and was a fixture on t'he town side of the fountain, together with some additions for many years. In those days the, slope of the Happy Valley was used as an archery .ground, which was extremely popular with the visitors. It being a naturally beautiful spot and the resort of a good class of visitors, Mr Cornaby reaped a bountiful harvest every season for an age or 'longer. Mr Cornaby was one of. the pioneers of the English Wesleyan cause, n and his seif-dseniai and zeal in this matter is worthy of all praise and recording to posterity. Another early photo establishment was that of Mr Vickers, which stood on the east stele of "Stowe," Church Walks; it was .carried on for some years. The other early studio was situated in Mostyn Street, about the site of Mr R Conway's establishment; it was called in thofse times Llysmadoc field, the pro- prietor'being Mr-Ei. J. Eyres; this also survived for years. Mr H. Kennerle y wa,s another artist who we beflieve came to Llandudno in the sixties, and buJIt. a studio in Mr Hugh Priblhard's garden, Tygwyn Road, the iste, of Mr F. Eicl'ge's residence. He was a really keen artist, and was noted for many years for his excellent work. His health failed, and on medical advice he resided in North Africa, where he died some yearisi ago. Mr Oglesby arrived in Lil:andudno later and opened a studio at Lansdowne House, the house now occupied by Messrs. Newman in Mosityn Street. He was an arti)st of no mean order, and car- J ried on a. substantial trade for many years. Still later Mr A. Ford. Smith opened a studio in Bank Buildings in the house and shop now in the occupation of Mr Ben Jones, draper, Mostyn .Street.. The name, Bank Buildings, was given to this row of houses becalisei it was here the first bank was opened in Llandudno, the Natonafi Provincial. It was soon moved to a more popular district at that time, viz., Bella Vista, Church Walks. Mr Smith stayed in the town for years, and was well patronized. Mr J. M. Young came to Llandudno as an assistant to Mr T. Edge, with whom he stayed for a, period. He, however, married Miss Tomkinson and opened a studio -on his own account. It was Mr Young who built the fine premises now in the possession of the Liberal Club. He was an. excellent artist, and his establish- ment attracted customers from the ranks of both residents and visitors.
MR. AND MRS. ANDRE AT LLANDUDNO A SERIES OF MARVELLOUS PERFORMANCES. We stated in last Saturday's "Adver- tiser" the public might anticipate a series of mysterious performances when Mr and Mrs Victor Andre and their company ful- filled their engagement, at the Town Hall, Llandudno, each evening during the present week, and the large, audiences are unanimously agreed, after witnessing the performances, that "mysterious," "clever" and "marvellous" are simply the correct terms to describe the remarkable thought transmission gifts displayed by Mrs Andre. The programme is of a most varied character, in which Mr Andre gives a number of conjuring tricks', and a, display of ventriloquism, introduciing waltzing and singing, which receive- the unatintedj applause they deserve, the dummies utilised being exceedingly well got up. The Misses Lynton added considerably to the pleasure of the evening by their musical items, especially that in which the harp, violin and mandoline assist their vocal efforts. As society entertainers, the McGregors proved very acceptable, and the audience were highly delighted with the charming rendering of Loch Lomond and other songs by Mrs McGregor, who is the possessor of a sweet contralto voice of considerable power. But undoubtedly the "Dream Visions" of Mrs Andre are the most interesting items of a remarkable programme. The audjience are invited to write a question, or even more than one, they wish answer- ed, on a piece of paper, concentrate their mind on the question,—if! this is done there is no necessity to commit the ques- tion to :p,aper,-and the answer is given by Madame Andre, who is in a. semi- comatose state. Questions have followed in great numbers from members of the audience in all parts of the hall, the questioners being wEW-known local men and women, and the answers have simply been marvellous in their absolute correct- ness as proved by the paper containing the query being handed in and read aloud after the answer has been given, which, when added to the accurate description of clothing and jewellery worn by the 9 1 people concerned, have astounded all present, particularly when it is explained the Mrs Andre cannot possibly have pre- viously seen the things described. The questions ranged from the loss of trtinkets to the date of weddings, so- journs abroad, and the sex of a child yet unborn, the persons concerned being amazeid at the correctness of the answers, especially when she described and named the countries in which relations and friends they were thinking of resided. Mr Andre claimed that several weeks ago Mrs Andre gave in almost the identical words the terms of Lord Lansdowne's amendment before it became known to the public. Naturally political matters occupied the thoughts of many of the men in the audience and several questions were asked as to what would be the re- sult of the forthcoming- General Election, which it, was stated, Mrs Andre predicted at Manchester, six montihs ago, would be in January, 1910. The answer was given that it, would result in a Conservative victory.
DR. CIOOK'S PRICES: C600 PER LECTURE Dr. Cook's commercial instincts may be gauged by an incident which has just occurred. To a couple, -of gentlemen who wanted the explorer to lecture, his manager wired: "Can give you Novem- ber 23rd at Minneapolis and 24th Sit. Paul. Will .sell both for six thousand dollars if accepted to-day.—Gray." The- answer returned was "We don't want to buy Dr. Cook. We only wanted to rent the use of him for a night, or two."
Lady (engaging servant) "I ought to tell you that we are all strict teetotallers here. I suppose you won't mind that?" Mary Jones: "Oh, no, mum. I've been in a reformed drunkard's family before." » When we showed to our friend Aarons a paragraph headed "Mission to the Jews," he said, "It's a misprint, old boy, it should be commission," "Were you iver in Cork?" asked Mike. "No," replied Patrick, "but I've seen a. lot of drawin's of it." Beggar: "Say master, would yer give a pore feller a shillin' ter save his life." S:t,ranger: "I should say not. I'm an undertaker." Printed and Published by the Proprietors, Frank Edge and Alec G. Moy, at the "Advertiser" Printing Works, Market Street,. Llandudno.