LOCAL NEWS. BRIGHT SUNSHINE!.—The total number of hours of bright sunshine, re- corded at Llandudno for week ending December 5th was 8 hours 48 minutes. The rainfall for the same period was 1.730 inches. ENGLISH PRiEISBYjTIERilAN BAND OF' HOPE,.—On Monday a lantern lec- ture wa given by Mr Win. Williams, Myrtle' House. The subject, of the first part being "Sabbath Bells." The second part, "By forest and desert," being the travels by Livingstone and Stanley. The third part, "Portraits of well-known characters. Mr John Owen, Sit, Mary's Road, was the chairman. DR. BARNARDO'Si HOME!—The following kindi giftis are most gratefully acknowledged by the Home: —Mr Sum- ner, the usual bountiful supply of pastry, et,c.; Mr Newman, vegetables and, ftowers; Mr, Gledhill, vegetabtles; Mr. Thomas, Oakville, Bi'us'se'l! sprouts, etc. LOCAL -SUCCEBS.—We congratulate Mr Edward Ernest RiiddeilL, of Queen's Road, one of the 25 successful candi- dates, who at a recent examination held at Manchester, were certined as regards their sanitary knowledge, competent to discharge the duties of Sanitary In- spectors under the Public Health Act 1875. AGED PEOPLE'S TREAT.—The ladies of the Committee for the Aged People's Annual Treat, Mrs LI. Hughes, Mrs Dawson, Mrs Raymond, Mrs Bar- row Williams, Mrs Ham, Mrs Roberts, (Huyton), Mrs Shed Roberts, Mrs Roberts (Bryn Celyn), Mrs, Reeves Hughes, Mrs T'. W. Griffith, Miss Roberts (London House) and the Misses Hindle, will be much obliged if' the kind people who generously give to this worthy object, will send in their subscriptions or donations to any of them as so-on as possible. They will be acknowledged weekly in the local newspapers.—I. Hindie, hon. seic. LOCAL WiEiDDINIG.—The marriage of Miss El. A. Thomas, second daughter of Mrs Thomas, Russell House, Augusta Street, to Mr Rowland Edward Parry, 15, Mostyn Street, took pllace at, Llan- rhos Church on Friday last, the vicar, the Rev. J. F. Reece, B.A., officiating. The btid-ei was attended by her snifter, Miss M. E. Thomas, as bridesmaid; and Mr John Roberts, Ash Grove, carried out the duties of beat man. The happy pair were the recipients of many valuable gjifts from their numerous friends and relatives. They left by the afternoon train for Southporfc. CONCElRiT.—A grand miscellaneous concert will be held under the auspices of the iSt. Tudnoi Lodge of the International Order of Good Tlemplars in the Town Hall, on Monday, December 13th, com- mencing at 7-45 p.m., to give a hearty welcome to. the, respected Grand Lodge officers, Bros. B. C. Hughes, G.C.T., Rev. Rees, P.G.C.T. and Edwardl Jones, G.S. The following artistes have kindly promised their services to. make the event a success:: —Miss Sally Parry and Mr Llewelyn DaviHs (Oolwyn Bay), Miss Rowlands, Bodnant; Miss A. Higgin- bottom, Miss Woodcock, and Mr Lewis Cocker. Mrs J. Marks has kindly con- sented to be accompanist, and the Rev. Morgan-Jones, chairman. Tickets may be had from any member of the Order, or by applying to Bro. James Renshaw, secretary, The Mount, Clifton Road. MEMORIAL TO THE LATE MR. RICHARD CONWAY.—In accordance with a resolution passel at the special Vestry meeting) on July 1st, at which a committee was elected with reference to -the, above object a meeting1 in further- ance of the scheme was held on Friday evening, December 3rd, ati St. George's Church House. The rector, Rev. LI. R. Hughes, was appointed chairman, with Dr. D alt on and Mr Nathan Jones, churchwardens ex-officio; Mr J. W. Gardiner, National Provincial Bank, hon, treasurer, and Mr W. Ellis Jones., hon. secretary. It was decided to make an appeal to the Parishioners for sub- criptions, the form of the: Memorial to be finally settled when it is known the amount available and after considering the wishes and yiews of the subscribers. In the meantime donations will be re- ceived and acknowledged by the hon. treasurer, and members of the com- mittee. ST. PAUnSI LITERARY AND DE'- BATING SOCIETY.—Oh Tuesday, December 7th, Mir1 H. Thoma.s gave a lecture, entitled "Some specimens of our Marine Fauna." The lecture, was illus- trated by a number of exceedingly in- teresting and beautiful slides and en- larged drawing's; many of these repre- sented the results of microscopic- exam- ination of objects collected by himself on this coast, which is a happy hunting ground for those who are. interested in marine fauna. Starting from the Foraminifera, Mr Thomas described with great, dealrness the salient, features of the different forms of life as they increase in complexity of form and functions, through the noctilucae, the medusae., sponges, anemones and sea-worms to such highly developed forms as the cuttle fish and the skate. His account of the fascinating phenomenon of phosphorescence and. his pictures of its source, the noctilucae miliaris the various forms of jelly fish, some all too. familiar to the bather, others harmless and of great beauty but. more seldom seen; the exquisite forms and collours of the sea, anemones, including the snow-white speoiels occasionally found near the Great Orme, were amongst the facts1 and) views wMch most appealed to. the audiencei. The. enlarged drawings were executed with. great care and artistic skill, and deserved a closer inspection than was possible, in the aircumsbances. A hearty vote of thanks (to the lecturer and to Mr Owen, who manipulated the lantern, was proposed by Dr. Lockhart .Mure, and carried by acclaim. PANTOMIME.—Mr: Charles Felix has secured the pantomime, "Cinderella," for January 3rd and following five nights. The company will be a very strong one, full particulars of which win be an- nounced in a few clays. JUMBLEl :SALEi.—Under the. auspices of the Llandudno Y.M.C.A. a Jumble Sale is announced to take place at the Cocoa Rooms, Mostyn Street., on Satur- day next, December lltlh, commencing at four o'clock. "JOHN CALVIN."—A very interest- ing lecture was given in the Ehglish Presbyterian School on Monday, by Rev. D. J. Lewis, formerly pastor of the Rehoboth C.M. Chapel, Llandudno, and now in charge of the church at Waen- fawr. The title of the lecture was "John Calvin." The Reiv. W. PhtliUiips, M.A., co-pastor of the church, presided. LLANDUDNO COTTAGE HOSPITAL, T'he following gifts have been received at the Sarah Nicoil Memorial Cottage Hos- pital during the past month, for which the Board of Management return their best thanks:—Flowers (weekly), Mrs P'latt; grapes, Mrs Woodhouse; papers, Mrs Wareham; 3 brace of pheasants, Sir Charges McLaren; papers and book, Mr Holden; 21bs. of tea, "A grateful patient" brace of pheasants, Lady Augusta Mostyn; illustrated papers, Mrs Sibley; the Little Orme Quarry collec- tion, £1 6s,—A, M. Felton, secretary. WHIST DRIVE.—A very successful whist drive was held at the Oraigydon Boarding1 Establishment, on Wednesday, arranged by the Craigydon Mutual Im- provement Society. The M.G.'s were Mr A. J. Peacock and Mr Vollam. The prize winners were:—Ladies: 1, Miss Tipper (200); 2, Mrs J. E. W&lliams (194); 3, Nurse A. Jones (141). Gentlemen: 1, Mr Moss (197); 2, Mr J. J. Knight (197); 3, Mr Dan Hughes (149). Mrs Vollam presented the prizes. MISIS RATHBONIE TO VISIT' LLAN- DUDNO.—(Miss Eleanor Rathbone, of Liverpool, will address a meeting of the Lllandudlrw branch of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies, at the Cambridge Restaurant, at 8 p.m., on Tuesday, December 14th. Miss Rath- bone is a daughter of the late Mr Wil- liam Rathbone, formerly member for this division, and herself the first lady mem- ber of the Liverpool City Council, and is well-known as an active worker for the Liberal cause and as an eloquent ex- ponent of woman's claim to the franchise. The Committee cordially invite the at- tendance of anyone who is interested in the subject. NORTH WALES WEDNESDAY LIEIAGUE:.A meeting of the above League took place on Monday evening last, at the North-Western Hotel, LJan- dudno Junction, Mr R. Greenfield pre- siding. There were also present Messrs. G. Mason, H, Hayden, W. Owen, T. Griffiths, Ri. J. Hughes, A. Wilson, J. E. Morgan, C. J. Windsor, J. E. Jones, and F'. W. Jones:, hon. sec. The: minutes of the previous meeting were passed.I The protest of Conway ,aga,inst the match v. Corinthians standing as a. league match wasl upiho-d.-LIandudiio Corinthians protesfted against. Œjanf'atid'eichan, alleg;- fing breach of the rules by playing an ineligible man. After a lengthy discus- sion it was decided to deduct points from Llanfairfechan. Other matters of minor importance were dealt. with. The follow- ing was the draw for the handsomei trophy presented by Mr W. Duncan, jeweller:- Colwyn, Bye; Celts v. Llanfairfechan; Conway v. Corinthians; Deganwy v. Bangor. To be pilayed on the 5th January next. HOT POT BENEFIT AT THE PIER BIOSCOPE.- With his usual generosity Mr S. Hughes, junr., arranged a per- formance at the Pjier Bioscope in aid, of the Christmas Hot Pot Funds. A capital programme was! presented, the turns in- cluding Oi'Boye and Oiliien. and Happy M'cik Trainer, Hibernian artistes of no mean ,ability, who were so successful that, they have been especially engaged to ap- pear at the Bioscope -on the. 20th. The local artistes included Mr J. Roberts, junr., who is rapidly coming to the front; Mr George Snow, well-known to Happy Valley habitues; Miiss Florrie Luther, another very promising young artiste), Mr Dick Bond, and the Glan- wydden Choir. A duet competition proved very exciting, the first prize of £ 1 being! awarded to Misses Bunt and May, and the second of 10s. to "Two friends," members of Glanwydden Choir. A s,peciloll set of pictures were exhibited, and altogether a very enjoyable evening was spent by the, very large number present, The hot pot fund will be augmented by a, sum of ;i;lU, LLANDUDNO COOKERY CENTRE. —The elder girls of Bodafon School hav- ing; completed a, course, of lessons in cookery at the Llandudno, Centre, County School, underwent a written and practical teslt, in the work done last Friiclay. In the morning the written test was given, which was done very satisfactorily. The afternoon test consisted of each girl pre- paring and cooking a certain, dish. These, dishes consisted, of Scotch broth, milk pudding, sua,sages or potatoes with toast, friied fish, etc. The work was so well, done that it was difficult, to point out any dish as being superior to others. At the close of the examination the girls were O addressed by the headmaster of their school, Mr J. H. S1. Stevens, who CiÛn- graliulatecl them in their attention, to the lessons given, and in the re,sults of that day's work. Prizes were then distributed by Mrs iSltevens to the two girls who had obtained top marks—Evelyn Garrett and Diinah Williams. The prizes consisted! of two beautiful books kindly presented by Mrs Williams, of the Cambridge Re- staurant. The cooker)- mistress, Miss Jones, is to be congratulated on the success- of her teaching in this most im- portant branch of the education of our g|irls. j ST. GEDRGEi'S LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY.—The Siociety held a meeting on Thursday evening with readings by members from their favourite authors, which proved very successful, the readings being varied and interesting. After the interval for refreshments the officers ujdgecl the answers in a com- petition, in which about 30 of the mem- bers entered. The object being to guess the titles of books; from miniature illus- traitlibns worn by the members depicting the titles. Considerable ingenuity had been displayed in the devices resorted to in the illustrations, but Miss B. Roberts succeeded in guessing the names of 12 titles correctly, and was awarded a prize. On Thursday next the Rev. W. E. Jones, B.A., will give a lecture under the auspices of the Church Defence1 Associa- tion on "The Church in Wales," illus- trated with lantern slides, to which the members of the Association are invited to bring their friends. THE CHRISTMAS HOT POT1.—The members of the Committee of this popu- lar institution are working hard to secure sufficient funds to ensure a, good Christ- mas dinner for the poor of the town. A benent performance in aid of the funds wffll be given on Wednesday in the Prince's Theatre, when members of the Edward VII. Lodge (headquarters., the St. T'udno Hotel) of the R.A.O.B, will attend in full regalia, and also, the mem- bers of Conway Castile Lodge, whose head- quarters is the North Western Hotel, Llandudno Junction. The chairman of the Holt Pot Committee, Mr John Kitts, is the oldest knight of the order in the district, and the members are determined to assist his efforts to. the utmost of their ability. The entertainment will be aiven almost entirely by juveniles, the following among others having promised to give iurns: Charle Bray, Rhyl; Miss Mamie Evans, Rhyl; Miss Hubbard, Rhyl; Miss Nellie Hill, Llandudno; C. Brown, Llandudno, etc. In addition, Messrs. Gaumont have promised 'o s^nd a special set of pictures. CRAIGYDON INFANT SCHOOL— In order to provide funds to pay for the. school pianoi an entertainment was given in Sit. Paul's Church House on Friday evening by the children attending the Craigydon Infant School, Councillor E. E. Bone presiding. The, programme was opened with a "Greeting!" by Gladys Dayies and Lawrence Kay, after which the pupills rendered the song "Old Mother Pussy Cat." Griff Hope recited "Sammy and the geese," and was loudly applauded. "Babies' game," by the Babies-, was delightful. Thei Welsh nursery rhymes, "Myn'd tua'r ysgol," "EbojL meiyn," "Lili Lion," "Can y Ceiliogv" and "Y ddafadi gorniog," were rendered by the Babies in a manner that elject-rified all present, :"T'he Babies' Tloys" by B. Vollam, El. Cotton, Cer Hughes, E. Hughes, E. Williams, N. Hewitt, El. Axtè,1, G. Evans, and N. Law was splendidly gone through, and the same remark will apiply to "My precious Teddy Bear," by J. Hewitt, O1. Plritchard, M. Williams1, M. A. Hughes, Eiva H. Eivans, L. Hughesi, O. Evans, C. Law, Eileen Day, G. Davies, Hilda, Boylin, Cer. Roberts, Liena Rowe and E. Pearson. The second part of the pro- gramme included: "Daffodils," "Boys' Drill," songl, "Little Somebody," Clara Law; "Dollies to selll," C. Law, J Hewitt, O. Evans, C. Roberts, Li. Hughes and M. A. Hiughes; "Lttitle Drummer," David T. Lewi's; and Ehglish nursery rhymes. Mrs Berry gave her services as accompanist. Mr Axtell, on behalf of Miss Owen, the headmistress, thanked the chairman for presiding, and to Mrs Berry (pianist), for rendering her ser- vices free; Mr Norrie for decorating the Church House; Councillor Henry Wil- son and other friends for lending the toys. It should also be added that Mr Axtell and Mr C. W. Brown rendered valuable services to Miss Owen and staff. The proceeds were devoted! towards pay- ing for the school piano.
BILLIARDS. LLANDUDNO v. COLWYN BAY. The "A" teams representing the above Constitutional Clubs met. at Llandudno on Wednesday last, and drew a, full ■house. Despite the fact that all the r,ecog,nised "cracks" were barred on either side some, exei-tliig and well con- tested games were witnessed. The highest, break of the. evening was eredited to Mr D'Aleiiso, of Colwyn Bay, who compiled a prettily played 31. Mr Down- ing for Llandudno was the highest scorer with 27. It is an interesting fact that the Llandudno representatives have always defeated their doughty opponents z, 1 -1 by 4 games in the five matches played., and whilst, the sciore against them in the aggregate was only 67, for this last meet- ing it was more than expected by the. most sanguine supporters. Mr R. Sutcliffe captained the home team, and made sure of litis game from the outset. The return match will be played at Oolwyn Bay on Wednesday, Jan.. 5th, 1910, when a large crowd of supporters intend to journey with the Llandudno reipresent,ait,ives and cheer them on to further victory. The names of the players and full scores are as follows — Lilaiadudno. Bottomley 150 iSarson 93 Su tdiiffe 150 Downling; 150 Kitts1 81 E. Chase 150 774 Colwyn Bay. Ca.rtme.ll 94 Btootih 150 Due kens 113 Hiodgkins 79 D' Aleiso 150 Wa&li Wright 121 707
LLANDUDNO AS IT WAS. A BRIEF REVIEW OF THE HISTORY OF LLANDUDNO. (By Mr John Roberts, Bryn Celyn). From time immemorial the, ancient and nolhle family of Mostyn have been dis- tinguished among' their countrymen for their loyalty, their patriotism, and their hospitality. The scions of this house have always been celebrated for their en- lightened and liberal yiews as statesmen, their kind and considerate conduct as landlords, their generous, humane and sterling value as country gentlemen. Of all the ancient nobjildity in this country, the home of Mostyn claims seniority. In the oldi library at Chester1 and also in the library art, Mostyn Hafil is preserved an illuminated pedigree of the family drawn from old M.S.S. by that celebrated herald and antiquary, Randle Holme, who was mayor of Chester 1642-3. It is not less than forty-two feet in length, which after passing through the British and Saxon race of monarchs continues its progress through the Kings of Israel, reaches Noah and the Ark, and finishes wit, our first parents, Adam and E've The family of the ancient house of Mostyn in Flintshire is descended from Tudor Trevor, one of the Royal trfcbes of Wales, who lived about A.D. 924. Fol- lowing the descent we find that in the reign of Rjichard III. Jenan Vychan (now Vaugihan) married Anghariad, heiress of Ithel Vychan, of Mostyn, by whom Mostyn came, to Ithe possession of the family. How el ap Jenan Vychan married the daughter of Gryfydd ap Madoc, of Gloddaeth, in Carnarvonshire, by whom the seat and estate came to the Mostyn family, and is stjilll enjoyed by them. When Richard III. by murder and usurpation had forced his way to the throne of England, the inhabitants of Wales who, had been suffering very severe- ly from oppressive laws enacted against- them by Henry IV., V. and VI. seized the opportunity of Richard's unpopu- larity, and turned their attention to Henry, Earl of Richmond, the head of the House of Lancaster, in whose veins the blood of the Cambrian princes freely flow- ed. To this Royal personage the hopes of our dejected countrymen were directed, and by a well-directed scheme, first form- ed by a few patriotic gentlemen, assem- bled at Mostyn Hall, that distinguished individual, then an exile in France, was brought over, and lodged under the paternal c.are of Riichard ap Howel, the then Lord of Mostyn, and it was here the North Wales Chieftains, in conjunction with those of South Wales planned the overthrow of the House of York, which eventually led to the supremacy of the House of Lancaster in the person of a grandson of Sir Owen Tudor of Mona. It was to Mostyn Hjall, the ancient seat, of the family, that several of the Bards of that period alluded in their compositions, und,er the! fictitious cognomen of the Lion, the Eagle, and t4hei like, but in such terms as to conceal their precise meaning from the jealous eye of the reigning prince, the cruel; Riichard. Thrut tyrant, how- ever, eventually got- an intimation of the meaning of these allusions. Conscious of his own title to the- throne, he put a price on the head of Richmond, and sent emissaries to different parts of Wales in search of him. They heard that Rich- mond was concealed oJ at Mostyn Hall, whither they sent to apprehend him. The Earl was about to dline with the family, but being apprised of his danger, he had just time, to make his escape through a window (which to this day is called the King's window) when King Richard's party made their appearance at the o d entrance hall. The window just men- tioned is in our days shown to the guests and visitors at Mostyn Hall, and the sight invariably creates profound interest. Tradition informs us that the following colloquy took place, between the leader of the party and the then Lord Mostyn. On his entrance to the dining room the strangers said "My lord, we have come here in quest of Henry, Earl of Rich- mond, who we are informed is staying with you." "Your information is in- correct," answered the worthy host, "for he has left here." Looking round, and perceiving the family were about- to. siit down to dinner, the officer observed: "How is this, my lord, I see you have more knives and forks laid on your table than you have company to dinner?" "It is always my custom," replied his lordship, "to have an extra knife and fork on my table in case a friend should drop- in and as I cannot look upon you in any other light, I shall be happy if you will Siit along with us and make, use of them." Whether the stranger did so or otherwise it cannot be ascertamedi, -but it is Known that ,the good old-fashioned way of pro- viding an extra, knife and fork for a friend is still observed by this ancient family at their hospitable house. HOCKEY. COUNTY SCHOOL v. OLD BOYS, On Wednesday afternoon last the County School played their return match on the Critaket- F'ield. After a keenly contested game the Old Boys proved superior by 4 goals to 3. The following team represented the 00cl Boys: Russen Brown (goal) Philip Hornsby and Mer- vyn K. Griffith (backs); J-. Brocklehursc-, G. S. Homan and Alyn Hughes (half- backs); Howel Griffiths, W. G. P. Wil- liams, Bertie Jones, Charles Hughes, and Harold E. V. S. Owen, forwards. NO OPTION—At a Special Police Court on Monday, before Mr J. Adey Wells, and Mr J. O. Thomas, William Jones, formerly in business in Llandudno as a coal merchant, was committed to prison for one month without the option ¡ of a, fine for being drunk and disorderly.
I DEATH OF COLONEL CHARLES GRAYSON. The death of Col. Chas. Grayson, V.D., took place on Monday at. his residence, 29, Ullet-road, Liverpool in his 64th year. Colonel Grayson, who was the -eldest surviving son of the late Chas. Grayson, of Liverpool, belonged in business to the important Liverpool ship- building and r-epajring firm of Messrs. H. and C. Grayson, Ltd., whose engine works are in Regent-road, and who also carry on business at Garston. Of that firm, which is the oldest of its kind in Liverpool, Colonel Grayson was the managing director. The firm was found- ed by a Mr Grayson, the direct forebear of the gentleman now deceased, in the eighteenth century, and ha,s remained in the family, whose members were always in the front rank of Liver- pool society, during the intervening cen- tury and a quarter in which the business has been represented successively by five generations. The firm is credited with having been one of the very first, to in- troduce iron shipbuilding. Of late years, however, the company had been chiefly engaged in repairs, but so much were they in request for extensive operations in this direction that they have been known to employ as many as 3,000 men at a time, and to dry-dock and repair 300 vessels in the course of a year. It was to this firm that, the breaking-up of the Great- Eiastern was entrusted. Colonel Grayson was a Churchman, and in politics a Conservative, though he did not- take any active part in political events. Regarding a Charles Grayson of a former generation it is recorded in the annals of Liverpool in "Gore's Directory" that in 1804 he was shot by Mr Sparling in the Hast duel publicly fought in Liver- pool. We may mention that the dec-eased gentleman had a large circle of friends at Llandudno, and has been a frequent visitor here since his boyhood. He was a member of the North Wales Golf Club, and has stayed at the- Imperial Hotel snce its erection.
YULETIDE SALE OF WORK. A Yuletiide sale of work in aid of the funds being raised for the liquidation of the debt on St. Paul's Church, Craigy- don, was held on Wednesday and Thurs- day, in 'the Church House, which had been most tastefully decorated for the oc,ciaSi10n. Col. the Hon. Hj. Lloyd Mostyn pre- sided at the opening ceremony, and in calling upon Mrs Walton Eivans to open the sale, said that in spite of the com- mendable efforts of the 'ladies last autumn—when a sum of £ 850 was raised at the bazaar—there yet remained a debt on the Church. The same ladies had now undertaken the sale of work with the same object in view, and he wished them every success.—(Applause.) He was glad to have Mrs Walton Eivans to open the sale, for she had always been a good friend to St. Paul's and the parish generally.- (Applause.) Apologising for the absence of the Hon. Mrs Henry Mostyn, the Chairman said she would have liked to be present, but had to attend a meeting of the G.F.S. Diocesan Lodge in Bangor. Mrs Walton Evans, who was very cordialjly received, sid she also regretted the absence of-Mrs Henry Mostyn, who was very fond of doing anything for the good of the parish of Lianrh-os and Llan- dudno genewall-y.-(AFplause.) She hoped the sale of work would result in the debt being wiped off. A great deal still remained to be done to St. Paul's in order to bring it up to perfection, and she was sure the worthy vicar (the Rev. J. F. Reece) would not be content until everything was done.—(Applause.) She would advise therefore everyone present to buy, buy, buy, and empty their purses before leaving the room that day. (Laughter and applause.) Mr L. H. Edminson proposing a vote of thanks to Mrs Walton Evans and Col. Mostyn referred to the efforts of the Vicar to clear off the debt. Some people regarded him (the- vicar) as a terror- (laughter)—and otlbers as a magnet which attracted all the money in the neighbour- hood to the Church.—(Laughter.) What struck him very particularly was the amount of good solid work done by the ladile-s,—(Hear, hear.) Only those be- hind -the scenes knew the amount of work entailed by bazaars and sales of work, and he could testify to the goodwill with which the ladies had entered inito their work for St. PallU's.-(Applause.) Council-Ion Henry Wilson, in second- ing, sa(:d they were all very pleased to see Mrs Walton Evans and Col. Mostyn among them, and hoped all had come with full purses, and thev would emptv them before they went away.—(Applause.) Archdeacon Evans, during a short, ad- dress, said he had known their worthy vicar for very many years, and found that he had, one traitJ in his character which he would like to mention, i.e., that it was perfectly useless to say nay to him.-(Liaughter.) His motto was, "So I wish and so I order."—(AppSause.) He had no sooner finished one thing than he began another. With regard to that tirat, he (the speaker) would say that any- thing was better than stagnation.—(Ap- piause.) Stagnant water bred many things, whereas clear running water was always health-giving. It was good there- fore to see the clergy in earnest, for when the laity saw their earnestness they would always assist in the good work.—(Ap- plause.) The vote o-f thanks was then put and heartily seconded, and a brisk sale pro- ceeded with. THE STALLHOLDERS. The different, stalls, etc., were in charge of the following ladi-e-s, and gentlemen The Vicarage Stall.—Mrs Walsh, Mrs Anderson, Miss .Smith, Miss Dreyer, Miss Faweett, Miss Wood, Miss Lilian Jones. Mrs Bones's and Mrs Madan's Stall.—- 1 ) Mrs Bone, Mrs Madan, Miss Evans, the Misses Bone, Miss Madan. Mr Henry Wilson's Stall.—Mr H. Wilson, Mrs Robson, Mrs Mcintosh, Mrs Jennings, Miss Currie. Mrs Hutchings and Mrs Klien's Stall. t, —Mrs Hutchings, Mrs Klien, Mrs Dewe and friendsi. -I -io, Plum Pudding Stall.—Mrs Green- halgh, Miss Kerr, Misses Marston. Tea and Cake Stall.—Mrs Roberts and the Misses Champneys, assisted by Mrs Hamer, Miss C. Roberts., Miss Pember- .n ton, Miss Holt, Miss A. Farnngton, Miss Ettie Roberts, Miss Jessie Forbes. Nurse Lacey. Black and White Artist, Mr Frank Bowyer. During the proceedings songs and other musical items were given by Miss Arnold, Rev. R. Jones, and Mr Clement W. Brown; Mr Frank Bowyer gave black and white delineations. The accom- panists were Miss Wood and Mr Sum- merfield.
JOHN BRIGHT COUNTY SCHOOL. In consequence of the very ,consider- able increase in the number of pupils at- tending this school, which has resulted from the very substantial reduction that has been made in the school fees, it has been considered advisable to secure a second lady teacher as a permanent addi- tion to the staff. A lady with a degree is therefore being sought for through the usual agencies to commence duties a.t the beginning of next term, January 7th, 1910. The governors of the school are, as fol- lows:—Mr J. Allanson Pic ton. J.P., Penmaenmawr; Miss Barker, Plas Gogarth; Miss Hughes, Council School; Mr John Owen, Avallon; Mr Robert Roberts, J.P. Mr T. W. Griffith, J.P. Rev. Ll. R. Hughes, M.A.; Rev. David Davies, Mr D. W. Thomas, Council School, Llandudno; Dr. Morgan. Con- way; Mr Hugh Owen, Llandudno Junc- tion; Colonel C. H. Darbishire, Dr. J. R. Williams, J.P., Penmaenmawr; Mr Ralph Fisher, Deganwy; the Head- master; clerk, Mr James Jones Marks, M.A., Llandudno. A glance at this list will show that this institution is under excellent man- agement, and should serve to dispel any notion that it is run in the private in- terest of any individual or portion of the community. While the academic results obtained are excellent the physical welfare of the boys is well looked after, and school games occupy the place they should in education. In football this term 7 matches have been played, 3 have been won, against Llanrwst County School (2-0), Golwyn Bay Higher Grade (3-2), Dinglewood (5-3), and 4 have been lost, against Dinglewood (4-3), Rydal Mount 2nd (6-1), Hjigher Grade (4-2) and Old Boys (3-2). In hockey the school has drawn with the 2nd XI. of the University College (2-2), and has beaten the Old, Boys (4-1), while the latter revenged themselves by winning 4-3. The headmaster would be glad if parents wishing to enter children after Christmas would make application as early as convenient to them.
THE WRECK OF THE "ELLAN VANNIN." Fierce howled the gale-, the seething torrent waves Surged ruthless o'er the vessels groaning beam, White on his bridge the dauntless cap- tain braves With utt'rance hoarse to drown the tempest's scream. Prepared for action at their chief's com- mand The hardy Manxmen to grim duty stand, With awful knowledge which they mayn't dispel That in this life they never more will greet By native hearth in the gold cushag's dell, The encircling arms of spouse or infant sweet. Beneath with throes of torn maternity Before the entrance of eternity, The fainting women to each other cling, (One with a babe in mazes of kind sleep), Their prayers and pains in wild confusion ring For the rude buffets of the surge's sweep. A sullen crash! a rush of wheltering flood, Mingled with anguish and lamenting wail Overwhelms the precincts where those pilgrims stood. Blurring with mystery their earthly tale. u .J ¡ Yea, within glimmer of the harbour's light, 0 All powerless the gallant craft to save, Tho' mortail forces with eternal fight, The "El ian Vannin" plunges to her grave, Where eddying currents of the mighty deep The secre.s of these tragic souls shall keep HAROLD RATHBONE. 7th December, 1909.
ANNUAL TEA.—The annual tea and entertainment in aid of the funds of Ebenezer Welsh Wegleyan Chapel took place on Wednesday in the Town HaJl. There was a very large attendance, and it is anticipated that the balance will be a very handsome one. IMPORTANT.—A public merekng- initiated by the Committee of the Gogarth Friendly Society, will be held on Tues- day next, the, 14th inst., at. the Cocoa House, Mostyn iSt-reet (by kind permis- sion of Mrs Re eves-Hughes), at 8-15 p.m. for the purpose of forming a women's branch of the Tontine Society. All per- sons interested will be welcomed, especially ladies who are willing iJo be- come members.