= LOCAL NEWS. ST. DAVID'S DAY DINNER,—A dinner is to be held at Llandudno- on St. David's Eive in celebration of the anniver- sary of the patron saint. Mr E. Wi. John- son and Mr John Roberts, who occupied the chair and the vice chair at last year's festival, have been invited to take the same positions this year. Tickets may be had from the secretary, Mr EL P. Morris, or anv irember of the committees. The dinner will be served at, the Clarence Hotel. "ISRAEL IN THE! WILDERNESS." —At the Christ Church English Con- gregational Chapel on Tuesday evening, a chorus of about 50 voices, under the able con du citor ship of Mr Elivion Jones, A.L.C.M., presented the above cantata by "Saul." There was a large and appre- ciative audience, and it is hoped that the effort, which proved an entitre success, will be a prelude to other performances. The solos were, rendered by Mr Llewelyn Jones, Colwyn Bay; Mr Luther Mudd, Miss A M. Roberts, Mr Jos. Eames, and Mr E!. Johnson, and Mr Charlie Hughes presided at, the organ. There was also an orchestra conducted hv Mr Bell. '¡ DINNER AT PE,NR,HYNSIDE.,At the invitation of Mr T. J. Roberts, the popular host of the Penrhyn Arms Hotel, Penrhynside (who has juat. recovered from a serious illness) a large number sat down to an excellent dinner at the hotel on Wednesday, the 2nd inst., Mr Alf. Cooke, P-enrhynsid'e> presided over the subsequent proceedings, when many mem- 'her:" of the company contributed. songs, and. a gramapho&e was requisitioned to. :add to the pleasure of those present. The toast, of the host and hostess was en- thusiastically received, and a very pleasant evening spent. THE PRINCE'S THEATRE.—Mr Arnold Mucara has this week become the lessee of the Prince's Theatre, and intends to run it as a. music h-a.11, open all round the year. During the summer season tht two -house a night system will be adopted.. We Understand he -is in negoti.atiton for "the appearance in -Llandudno of several very well-knowm musical hall stars. Tb.& company this week includes TheR. Mauriifaus, Handcuff King; au,d, breaker Bldward, Cook, the co^tt'r-ing chief Den-,c, Hall, actor vocalist; fik^'ward and Thomas musical sketch artistes, and the Va-fi J&rle, clog, sand and step dancers, The the at re next week -is: to be il*ux oaigMy Renovated, but -rafeirmated picture cente'Bfcaiinments will 1he given nightly,, varied, by turns by T. W. Barrett, a Variety artiste wtdl-kv own on j the Hsjspy iVsnlley. jj ST. ,GEORIGE?8 CHURCH -ANNUAL TEA,—Last Tuesday aftemoo-n the chil- dren -of -St„ George's Welsh. Church me<h at the-Natio-nal Schools to partake of their alliLuaJShrove Tuesday festivities. The tables were tastefully decorated by Miss Sailie Lanes and Miss: Owen (Berwya Villa) and heavily laden with a great variety of delicacies which .were fullyen- j oyed by .a;lili the children. After tea, a, good supply of oranges was dis,tribaited i n-d among the children by Mrs Lumleya Miss Pritchard (Ed gb as ton). The (chil- drear's tea was this year the generous .and liberal,gift of Miss Sallie Jones (Anne- dale), who teaches the children in Sunday S School, and is very highly esteemed.. The I tea was prepared by Mrs -Magilton, Mrs Evans (Oirme's View), Mrs J. B. Jones (Derwen Le) and Mrs Evans (Trinity Square). In the evening) the adults .)ef the above..school met to partake of their treat, which they evidently very much appre- ciated, The following la,dies served .at j- the -tab,le,s:-Mi,sses S-Ilulth (Aus-tey), I E,ditli -R,oberts, Lily and Sarah Jones j (Coxnbennere), S. Owen (Berwyn Villa) and .Miss Prichard. During1 the evening an interesting impromptu programme was arranged, and some of the artistes were i: unusually humorous, among whom we |" may mention "Little Johnny," Messrs. J. Smith (Anstey), J. Ei. Jones and Earnie Hughes. A very hearty vote of thanks was tendered to all donors., :and those'.who assisted to make the evening: ;a imost pleasant, one, which was brought to a j close >by singing the Welsh. iNatiosal Anthem, INTERESTING LOCAL WEDDING. —The marriage took place on Saturday last at St. Paul's Church oif Mr "Frank Bowyer, manager of Messrs.. WI. EL. and Sons' Llandudno branch, :&nd Mist Lil'lie Elliott, St. Ives, Yaugha-n 'Street. The service, which was fully choral, was conducted by the Rev. J. F1, Reece, "B'.AV j Vicar of Llanrhos, assisted by the R,eV. D. L. Williams, B.A., curate. Tfee pro- cessional 'hymn was "The, voice "which' breruthed oler Eden," the choir also sing:- ,i ing during -the service "Fair waved the1 golden coryt:" The bridal march from Lohengrin, -was played by Mr L. H. Summerfield -as bride and "bridegroom walked to the -vestry to sign the register, followed by the anthem, "O praise the Lord in his holiness" (Welldon), the ser- vice concluding with Mendelssohn's Wedding March. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr C. ro. Elliot. She was attired in tussore silk canvass and wore a silk crinoline hat to match trimmed with a. large white plume. She carried a shower bouquet of lillies of the valley, the gift of the bride,groom. Her bridesmaid was Miss Do-ra Foster, Derby, who wore a dress of old rose voile, with beaver hat trimmed with flowers and foliage to match. She carried a bouquet of lillies of the valley, white tulips and pink chrysanthemums, and also wore an amethyst and pearl brooch, both bouquet and brooch being the gift, of the bride- groom. The best man was Mr W. J. Elliott, London, brother of the bride. The vicar and churchwardens of Llan- rhos and choir of St. Paul's testified their appreciation of the bridegroom's services in the choir by presenting, him with a suitably inscribed clock in handsome oak -case, while the members of the "Old Martha" company presented a, Royal Worcester pot pourre vase. THE PIER BIOSCOPE.—One of the pictures at the Pier Varieties Theatre this week is entitled "Suffer Little Chil- dren," and is a temperance lecture, in it- self, depicting vividly the misery of a drunkard's home and the change when the husband had been induced to forswear intoxicating liquor. The other pictures are all good, whether comic or dramatic. For next week Mr Hughes, junr., has secured a. special film of the wonderful events of 1909, which is sure to prove most interesting and instructive. LOCAL PLACES OF WORSHIP.— We have een requested to state that the aged minister who introduced the service at the Presbyterian Church, reported in last week's issue, is the Rev. Wynne Peyton, emeritus minister of St. Luke's Broughty Ferry, author of the "Memor- abilia, of Jesus," "Three greatest Forces of Western Civilisation," and several articles in the "Expositor" and "Contem- porary Review." Mr Peyton has been living in Llandudno for the last three years, SUMMER FAVOURITES,- Many of the artistes who regularly vfisit Llandudno are appearing with leading pantomime oc iw- -1.J as been vwj,xi|/uaj.jO. XtJLl. .t3.llJilUJ. ),JUUI\l..L.I.,V very successful at the Stoke Newington Theatre, London, in ^"USi'nderella, and goes with the company to. Newcastle next-, week. Bobbie Allendale, who is at the Grand Theatre, Glasgow, has accepted the part of juvenile lead in the new play, "The Tslander," which ils to be produced at the A del phi Theatre, London., in about three weeks' time. Mr W. j, Churchill, the popular proprietor of the Happy Val- ley minstrels, is appearing1 this week at Swansea with great success. According to present arrangements lie will open in the Valley on May 9th.. 1)R. BADNARDO'S HOMES.—A special meeting on behalf of the above is to be iiehi in the Town Hail on -Monday next. For forty-three years Dr. -Barnardo's Hasnes have been labouriltg in ithe cause of Destitute, Orphan and ,Strf\Y Children. "To--dty about 8,000 Boys :fcfed Girls are i&iUder the care of thit institu- tions :about. 1.000 of them babies ur-.der three and 1;015 belonging to tko :ifilicted class). lYeish admissions are at the- ratfe # forty-nine every Wêek. In all 67.634 yii'ung people, the most pitiabfei cionditions, lvi:ave passed through ife Homes. Of these, 20,670 have been emigrated! to C:ätnÚla "and the Colonies, Where over 91g per cWnt. have done "full credit to their "trainrng'. The "Hjonies lave had a very larg'e share in our goals and workhouses, and thus they make a practical appeal to the pockets of our ratepayers a.s Well as to the ssyffipaHhies of the philanthropic. We dra,wj the "attention of our readers-to our adver- columns in this issue, in which will3 'be found a notice of Meeting to be held in "'aid of these deserving' institutions. ■"ST, GEORGE',s,WŒiLSR CONCEi^T. This was held o-r the 4th inst., the chair being- ab,1,17 -iflled -jlv Dr. Kenrick -Davies, The artistes 'Were Misses Sailie J-i ies, Cissie RonCLedge, ^Dorothy Swtton- J a.es, Anni-eRi;g¡gil1ho;t,tl, .i¡H]il da Jarne- -oj, Sylvia Bil&key, --Messrs. EJarnite -Hughes. Swann.J. Smith, J. E:)J ones, ^Little Johiiiiy,u-A"d the Rev. E, Lmmley. --All of them without exception performed their parts splendidly. "Jt shows tib-at the f,Chui-ch is not without talent, qud what a 2< better still, YO-LiDg!Fpeople, v.liicli portends well for the fututewelfare 6f thle concert. I^Svo'-pdaroforte duets were -playtfd by Misses "Sailie kFones and Cissie IRiout ledge, --were, '-very effectively rendered. Miss 'Hig'gSiibottom gave two recitevtions --well. Pro 'Nobisv" was T;em.dered'?>5ympath'etiica,lly by /Miss Ja-mesom. Miss "Bthaskey- sari,, "A Song of i SunshiTl:e:" 'Miss Sutton-Jones sang 'The Giver /of "Ltfe" in a?'very sweet mello\ v tone, iIJSD "'TJ üHv -willte:in in con- juncb m with Miss Diameson. "Bwthyn yr am. ^clifad" was very r,sweetly rendered by Mr Hughes., Ti e -will develop a good voice writh care. "Tattle-Johnny" proved -a -great acquisiiion '1.10 'the concert, and encores were demanded. "Mr Swann proved himself master of the mouth organ, Messrs.. "Smith and "Jones sang "Stop sir mixio Saesnerg;" a 'song for the times. Also "At y 'gwJ!aw" 'an'd"'Three for Jacfe" were rendered rby the same two respectively, itie r." LJflnnJey in ,an ab j ,nner rendered the "Death of Miss Buckley was the accom- pan,IF,t for the evening, -and deserves high praase for filling her post so creditably. Mr Lu-nley proposed a vote of thanks to the Chairman. which -w-&s seconded by the Reet,or. The enjoyable meeting ter- minated'by singing the N"aaao-nal Anthem. '.May we*live to see many more.=+Com.- .-munidateli.
NATURE JOTTINGS. sFEiBRiUASiliY 7 .It is no unusual sigfit to see two, @;r three, sometimes four, herons o-athered together on the banks at the estuary of the Conway, nor is the stately bird only occasional in its visits to the numerous, water-courses in the neighbourhood of Dinarth and Glan- wydden, indeed so recently as January 22nd last I watched one in a shallow slow-running stream, bordered on one side by a. low-cut thorn hedge and on the other by a bye-path, below Glodclaeth. Bui however so often it is seen in those parts of the district it had not prior to the third of this month, apparently for very many years, visited the pond at Bodafon, nor indeed anywhere in the Creuddyn district north of the hills that skirt Llandudno from south to east. With the reclamation of the old time Canol- gwyn the frequent visitations of the heron to the northern half of Creuddyn came lamentably to a close, the moorhens were deprived of a happy and notable nesting haunt, to say nothing1 of the disappoint- ment the effect of the drainage must have been. to the promiscuous gunner who visiited the place to pick up just what he could obtain. j R, W. J.
THE ADVERTISER SAYS That the building trade in Llandudno has n been anything but brisk of late, caking the town as a whole. That nevertheless the Craigydon district continues to be the most progressive suburb, and the favourite resort for newly-married couples to settle down in. » That during the last eighteen months some thirty or more houses have been or are being built at Craigydon, and they are attracting new residents and thus adding to the population and rate- able value of the community. » That there is still something to be de- sired in the direction of improved de- signs of new houses, the old charge of monotonous local architecture still holds good to a certain extent. That to erect a number of semi-d^f- vi'llas nearly all of th* r^cned of exactly simile 1 sa-nae size and tyPe Slde by side rjogec a weariness to the eye., ? That a little variation would have a pleasing effect. That a new firia of photographers have QOmniencied business in Mostyn Avenue, and we wish the youthful partners every sViecess. That having had an opportunity of in spelling their list- of prices we can state that they are strictly moderate and suitable to the holder of the slender purse. the "reception" at, the 'Craigydon Boarding Itouse last Monday evening., when Mm Henry Fawcett, L.L.D., was presents Was a ceremony botk happily conceived and pleasantly 'c:ài''riedoù.it. That the atÎtJendanee also Was very go o d, cons-feiering that, as o, Offten happens, b I there were other Meetings the same evefeing which clashed will-iit. Tkfct Mrs Faweett looked radiant and ■'animated, and revealed a teniperament tji the most saaftsgttin'e order "which has Survived the -contiimfed "relbuffs and 'ridicule which the suUrage question has suffered a long period. hat the wealk point ^aibout the Women's Suffrage business is-the apathy of the men, there wore only a few present at the reeeptfeEt, :aii&d th&y probably were not all enthusiasts. That the blame, however, should be placed uapon the nght shoulders, i.e., That. they ;are the persons who possess the vote, zaz-id -they are the people who should exert -themselves to get a mere act carried out in favour of the ssex. That :ap-arod-y, upon our 20th cen- tury (ciyiilisation:it is to contemplate all this fighting and striving on part of oi^e-ltailf iliis:nation in order to attain an 'object'whichLcannot really be denied to them except i by ignoring all logic and common sea3.se. That Mrs Fawcett is deserving of all honour ifor having kept the flag flying for -so many years by constitutional metho ds and for refusing to deseeoad to any acts which would bring: it,into dilsrepute. That the Superintendent's report on Jwcensbsgi -matters is very satisfactory. That Iras ethere been a very marked decrease of intemperance at Llandudno and in the dLstrMt generally. That the -dharges for drunkenness 'have '] been "fewer each successive year for a considera/ble -period. That this is riot due to the lack of vigil- ance of the police, but to the ;mjirove ment in the customs of the public in re- gard to- intoxicants. Tha-t Liiandudno in this respect is m har- j mony w-iitli the .reports received from all !i parts of Gre-at Britain. That if the improvement continues to the same extent during the next decade licensing difficulties will be settled by the people themselves. That there were two games of interest played ^between Llandudno and Colwyn Bay on Wednesday last, at. Llandudno. That the first "sio,dk,,v-t" saw the home team by 3 geraIs to 1. That the Chess team, however, trounced Llandudno by 4 points to 1-L 2 L ? That the developers of-the head in Colwyn Bay are evidently superior to those who have been developing their feet. That we use the above with apologies to the rev. gentleman who some years ago was the author of the phrase. That secretary Mr H. Higginbottom says he has twenty-seven sound reasons why Llandudno should have won the chess match. That this is the heaviest defeat the Llan- dudno Chess Club have sustained. That the games were played at the "Wel- come Hotel," the headquarters of the Llandudno Chess Club. That the visitors consider the name hap- pily chosen. That those residents who have been en- joying? the delights of miniature Niagaras, owing to the break-up of the frost, have now settled down to realise the cost such a novelty entaiils. That these sudden pipe-bursts are not en- couraging to those residents who try to assist the painters by carrying out the spring painting and papering in the autumn. That it has seriously been suggested that a company should be formed to insure loss iin case of burst, pipes. That much more damage is caused an- nually by this means than by fire. That in one house in Craigydon the resi- dents of which were wintering awav. the furniture in the drawing room was afloat. j f That to leave a house unattended with- out turning off the stop-cock and emptying the cistern, is inviting disaster. That it is an ill-wind which blows nobody any good, and the plumbers' harvest will rank this season as one of the best on record. That one plumber's apprentice at a recent burst was heard warbling1 the strains of "Flow, flow, merrily, merrily flow," and the householder failed to see the humour of it. That there is a fortune waiting for the man who can supply a non-bursting lead pipe, suitable for household re- quirements. That nature appears to have picked up a wrong palette, or mixed the oolours so badly that we are getting fine weather in streaks. j That the promise of to-day is not bor-- out by the fulfilment of th^ That in consequence w- morrow. nilly, to se,I- all have, willy ThÜ. protection. nere is no denying we have been enjoying Free weather, and would like a little Fair for a change. That in our correspondence columns will be found a letter complaining of the state of the footpath leading from Llan- dudno to Deganwy. That the Conway portion has been put into a very fair state of repair, but the Llandudno section is very bad. That this is a favourite path used by many hundreds of vistitors and residents, and we sincerely hope that the members of the Works Committee will issue in- structitons to have this path put into a good State of repair before Easter. That on Tuesday evening next, at the Cr&igydon Boarding House, a paper will be read to the St. Paul's Debating •Society by Mrs E. S. Gooddy on the Poor Law Commission recommenda- tions concerning Children and the Feeble-minded. That this is a very important subject, and it will doubtless be very capably handled and will, we hope. be well dis- cussed. That all who are interested are invited to attend the meeting at 8 p.m.
COUNCILLOR F. J. SARSON AND THE COUNTY COUNCIL, To the Editor Sir,—The following paragraphical in- accuracy appeared in one of your con- temporaries last week: "Oouncillor F. J Sarson's name is mentioned as the prob- able Conservative candidate in the North Ward." As a ma-tter of fact I have not been approached by any party of a political complexion, or person, with the above object in view, neither do I possess the slightest inclination or desire to con- test .any of the impending County Council vacancies, 'more especially as political c, olot-Lir appears to me to be the chief, if not the only essential qualification a can- (didate need possess who aspires to County honours, as weakly opposed to the gifted professional and business abilities of men -who resist 'and scorn to subscribe to the doctrine which now unfortunately governs the choice and election of political par&zans to adminster tb-e affairs of our 'County, which at present, has to sustain the needlessly inflated expenditure inflict- ed-upon it by this authority. As so many ratepayers have associated and confound- ed the above fallacious statement with mv present positio-n as an urban District Councillor for the Western Ward of LJan- dudno I trust you will permit me to sav that when my period of service in this capacity expires next March it is my in- tentionto appeal to the ratepavers for re- election, purely as an independent candi- date, apart and distinct from any political party or interested person, a practice I am gratified to believe- has met with the approval of the ratepayers throughout the 'administrative 'history of Llandudno. Yours, etc.. F. J. SARSON. County Chambers, Llandudno, '8th February, 1910.
WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE. To the Editor Sir.—Mrs Fawcett at Llandudno on "Monday evening referred to the exper- 'lQne()f women's suffrag.e in the Colonies. •and the following important letter should 'be read by everybody who holds the views fhtÙlVIr Asquith gave, expression to dur- ing 'his election. Testimony such as this lis -"w-orth no end of theory. Yours, etc., ELECTOR. In the fact of Mr Asquith's recent dictum at East Fife that Woman Suffrage would be bad for the State and bad for the women, this week's mail has brought me from Mr Mark Cohen, one of the lead- ing editors visiting last year's Imperial Pigss CoiifereDee, the 'copy of a resolu- "tion which was submitted by Mr Deakin, and duly carried in the Commonwealth Parliament, on Dec. 4th, "amid ap- proving cheers from both sides of the House," viz. 1. That this House testifies to the fact that after sixteen years' experience of woman suffralge in various parts of Australasia, and nine years' experience in the Commonwealth, the reform has justi- fied the hopes of its supporters and falsi- fied all the fears and prophecies of disas- ter voiced by its opponents. 2. That, as foreseen by its advocates, its effect have been: (a) To graduallv educate women to a sense of their respon- siility in public aftai-rs (b) to give; more prominence to social and domestic legis- lation. & 3. That Austral a san experience con- L vinces this House to adopt woman suffrage is simply to apply to the political sphere that principle of government, that secures the best results in the domestic sphere—the mutual co-operation of men and women for the individual and general welfare. I submit that this testimony should weigh with serious and unprejudiced peo- ple, and should encourage those fighting in the great, cause of woman's enfranchise- O ment.-Yours faithfullv. B. BORRMANN ANN WELLS. Hopefield, Surbiton, Feb. 1.
CONWAY SHORE PROMENADE. To the Editor. Sir.-It, is very pleasant to read there are to be improvements at Conway Shore. Time was when "Y Ffordd Las" was noth- ing but grass. Now it is nice smooth asphalte with neat centre patches of grass tastefully laid out and surrounded with a sweet little iron railings. The railing is not quite high enough to keep out big dogs, but it is very neat and +3rl- 1 trams J. 4. aiJU tne üave to travel round these centre plots in a pretty curve. But if there were more asphalte to cover the bit of grass left near Penmorfa everybody would be so much happier and rejoice greatly. Would 3 it not be possible to pound the sea shore pebbles in a mortar mill and make every- thing nice and tidy there and roll out the sandhills also. They must obstruct the view from the desirable semi-detached villa residences near the Golf-house and the back windows of that nice long row of cottages adjoining. And then there is that pond where we used to sail our little boats long years ago. Couldn't we have it filled up? It would be a. great improvement. These ancient landmarks are an anachronism in an .ul-to-date watering place, A nicely painted bandstand could be put there and a German band import- ed to play the "Wacht am Rhein" or some other cheerful tune to drown the sound of the sea and to prepare us for our com- ing fate. If all these improvements were carried out all those people who now live in beautiful large towns like Manchester, where there is so much grass that it pushes up through the chinks between the paving stones, would flock to Llandudno in thousands. People do so like to be be- side the sea, if only nasty grass and pebbles are removed off the face of the earth, and just see too how the unemploy- ed would benefit. They could carry out these improvements and money would circulate as money should, being circular, and ail would be merry and bright. Rate- able value would go up. and so would the rate for more lamp-posts, more lighting and cleansing, more sewers, and all the other blessings of civilisation. And then we could have more policemen there, for Taffy was a Welshman, and we all know what Taffy did. I do beg the Eccle- siastical Commissioners and the Council to hurry up. He gives twice who gives quickly. Brief life is here our portion, and I yearn for these improvements and the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, blessed innocents, would not have t-o pay the un- developed land tax or the unearned incre- ment duty of the naughty Budget if these things are done quickly, so do hurry up the Council, Mr Editor. Yours truiv, L. C. EVANS.
THE PATH TO DEGANWY.—A COMPLAINT. To the Editor. Sir.—May I through the medium of your valued paper call the attention of the Llandudno Council to the state of the footpath leading from Deganwv to Llan- dudno. It- is simply disgraceful. Now that the Conway Council has repaired their pan up to the ooundary surely the Llandudno Council will not fail to see their way to do their share. I heard of a gentleman and lady going to Llandudno last Sunday, and had to take a pair of extra boots to get through the water and mud. Trusting some- mem- 0 ber of the Council may see this letter, and thanking you in anticipation. I am, dear sir. Yours truly. AVALTER "H'ARTLE.
ST. PAUL'S LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY. On Tuesday evening there was a good attendance of members and visitors at the Craigydon, when Mr C. F. Puolie. M.A.. of Deganwy, delivered a lecture on Cap- tain Jamels Cook. The lecture was illus- trated by a large number of lantern slides, showxng maps and charts, portraits of navigators, etchings by famous 18th cen- I tury artists, many of which were taken from the original edition of the Naviga- tor's account of his voyages. Start-rig with a portrait of Cook. from an engraving of Bartolozzi. after a paint- ing by Cipriani. the lecturer traced the leading features of the great explorer's character, and went on 1,0 describe his lowly birth and early boyhood in York- shire, dismissing as pure fabrication the story of his stealing money from his em- ployer and running away. Passing from his 'prentice days to his experience in the Canadian struggle with the French, he re- counted the part. taken by Cook, as ship's 'master,' in the siege of Quebec and the recapture of St. John's. The reputation he won for himself in the St. Lawrence, as an engineer, procured for him the post of King's engineer, and when the Govern- ment. at the instance of British Astronomers, equipped an expedition to Tahite (or Otahite) to observe the transit of Venus, Lieutenant Cook was put in command of "The Endeavour," and he was accompanied by several noted scientists, including Dr. Baubes. the Botanist. Pausing to illustrate by means of maps tb remarkably small extent of land known to Europeans at the end of the 16th century and the minute portion of the world's surface which belonged to Britain in 1776, and mentioning the chief discoveries by various navigators, Portu- guese, Dutch, Spanish, who preceded Cook, the lecturer showed a chart of the iatter's voyage to Tahiti, and described in detail his landing: in New Zealand, his in- vestigation of 2.000 miles of the east Coast of Australia, his discovery of the Lee- ward group of the Society Islands. The manner of life of the natives in peace and war, their habll-uatijoiis, canoes and im- plements, their religious beliefs and practices were described as fully as time permitted, giving a clear" idea of the stage of civilization which they had reached; the skill with which Lieutenant Cook navigated the dangerous waters between coral reefs and the rock-bound coast, his resource at critical moments, his inter-- course with the natives, were touched upon; and all this was illustrated by views, old and new, of the coast. Cook's own maps of harbours, engravings by eminent contemporary artists, most exquisite; in execution, but showing some- times very imperfect kr natives which they p. wledge After -!• o-fessed to potfr^P^ -> detail ^3 voyage of the great -\yi,gator Mr alluded to the of Ne Zealand in a second voyage, and to hi thiird great expedition 0 in which ht traversed some 30,000 miles, discovered all that remained to be discovered in the Pacific Ocean, and conclusively proved the fact that no southern contrjnent exist- ed,-a voyage which gave to Captain Cook as great a claim to pre-eminence among navigators as the discoveries of the West Indian Islands did 1-0 Columbus. On this third voyage, while contemplat- ing still further investigations, Cook was slain in a skirmish off the Sandwich Is ies, of which he was the discoverer. His successful treatment of scurvy, that deadly scourge of the 18th century sailor and his preventive measures, attracted the attention of the Royal Society, of which 'he was deservedly elected a Fellow. At the close of the lecture, a hearty vote of thanks was proposed bv Mr Li. H. Edminson, and seconded by Mr A. G. Pugh.
DEATH OF MRS. ELIAS JONES. The death of Mrs Elias Jones, Meifod, widow of the late Alderman Elias Jonas, J.P.. which took place on Sunday, re- moves another of the few remaining per- sonalities connecting the Llandudno of the present with the old mining village on the Great Orme, for she was the daughter of James Williams (senr.N), Ty Isa, and therefore a member of one of the oldest of Llandudno families, Mr Williams, it may be mentioned here, was a deacon with the Welsh Baptists for the long period of forty years. Mrs Jones was born in 1835. and was baptised by the late Rev. John Griffith (the first Baptist minister in the town) on December 20th, 1857). Eight other per- sons were immersed at the same time, in- cluding Mrs Jones' two sisters, the ordinance being celebrated in the sea op- posite North Parade. This was the last occasion on which the Rev. John Griffith officiated. To the Baptist cause in Llandudno Mrs Jones, as well as her husband, was a generous friend. It was they who when the oldest chapel in the district at Roewen wag in danger of passing into other hand is stepped into the breach and after P ar- chasing the building handed it ov Ar a free gift to the members. Ar othc-r generous gift was that of an organ rhe Tabernacle. Llandudno, while man- p pja/>e« in the neighbourhood are indebt I to her for communion services, etc. ^/hese gifts were not confined to the BaprjStS- for the generous support given to tlje Calvinisfcic Methodist causes at F.-ehoboth a.nd Bethania are Avail known. Mrs Jones appears to have inherited this trait in her character from her father, for it was at his house in Tv Isa Road that- the visiting were most frequently entertained. After her marriage Mrs Jones followed in her father's footsteps, and as succeeding generations -of students found in her a true friend the record of the support given to struggling students by Mrs Jones would be a lengthy one. and include the names of ministers, whose names are now household words in the Principality. Mrs Jones, during the years that her late husband took a leading part in the municipal affairs ot the town, supported Irs efforts in every possible wav. Much depended in those days on the wisdom and foresight 0f 0ur city fathers, for Mr Jones was the first chairman of the Urban Dis- trict Council when that body superseded the Old Board of Commissioners. In- cluded among a long list of local func- tions, in which Mrs Jones assisted, may be mentioned the visits of the Queen of Roumania and Prince Edward of Sax-e 0-iinai, and the transfer to the town bv Lord Mostyn of the Happy Valley. THE FUNERAL. The lemalls were interred, at St. Tudno's Churchyard, amid everv token of respect, on Tuesday afternoon, there j being a very large attendance of repre- sentative men who had served with the late Mr Elias Jones on local governing bodies. The principal mourners were Mr John Williams (brother). Mrs Llewelyn Jones (niece) and Mr Jones. Mr John Roberts, Brvn Celyn, and Alderman Roht. Roberts (nephews), Miss Williams (Lianrwst), Mrs David Jones (Ainlwch). Muss Hughes (Liang oil en), Mr and Mrs Hughes-Jones (Colwyn Bav). A short serce was conducted at the house prioT to the funeral cortege istarting for the cemetery. Mr Wm. Jones. M.P., was present, and took part in the service. The ministers officiating were the Revs. David Da vies, Owen Davies, D.D. (Cariiarvoil,. H. Bryn Davies, W. Edwards (Conwav). and John Raymond. Other ministers pre- sent were the Revs. E. Evans (BangorT. J. Griffith (Llanfairfeehan). H. "Harris (Ffordd Las), T. Frimston (Colwyn). J. Irvon Davies (Llandudno) and A. J. Parry, D.D. (Rhyl). Wreaths were placed on the coffin by Mrs Lrlewelvn Jones. Master Trevor Lloyd Jones and Mrs Roberts. Station Hotel. Llandudno JcÜon. The undertaker was Mr Thomas Jones. Reform Street.