LOCAL NEWS. ENGLISH PRESBYTERIAN: CHURCH.—At the English Presbyterian Church on Sunday next, July 17th, the Rev. W. Phillips, M.A. pastor, will preach in the morning at 11, and the Rev. David Baines Griffiths, M.A., New York, will preach in the evening at 6 30. ST. PAUL'S CHURCH.—The special preach- ers at this Church next Sunday will be the Rev. F S. Guy Warman, Principal of St. Aidan's College in the morning1, and the Rev. G. D. Oakley. Vicar of Birkenhead in the evening. The latter will preach at1 All Saints, Deganwy, in (he ing, and the Rev, Ptrincipal War- man in the evening. At Llaiurbos Church the Recta" of Llandudno preaches at 11 a,iii. The collectiolls.atall the Churches in the parish will be given to the Church Pastoral Aid Society. UNITED MUSICAL FESTIV ALi.-lt has been delCÍded to hold! the United Musical Festival of te Nonconfomist Sunday Schools on May 10th next,, in Shiloh 'Chapel. The officers appointed are Conductor, Mtr Robert Owen, Penrhynside treasurer. Mr Wm. Williams, Myrtle House; secretaries, Messrs. J. R. Evans, B-eech Grove. and D. R.. Evans, Llinos; accompanist, Miss Jennie Williams, St. George's Crescent. WEDNESDAY FOOTBALL SHIELD.—A movementl has been set on foot, initiated by the president of the League, Mr R. Greenfield, to secure a shield for the Wednesday Football League Competition. A fairly substantial amount has already been subscribed, and the organisers hope to be in a position at the open- ing of the .season to .offer a really handsome trophy to encourage mid-week football. The treasurea' is Mr J. W. Gardiner, of the National and Provincial Bank. LANSDOWNE HOUSE SCHOOL.-In conse- quence of the increase in the number of -pupils lit has been found desirable to have more accommodation. The principal's, Miss Raw and Miss Bennett, have therefore taken the adjoin- ing Ihcmse (York House in York Road) which giives them so much extra space that it has been decided to open a boys' preparatory school. It wtill be conducted quite apart from the school, with separate entrance,, play- ground, etc. Tihis department wilHi be under the personal supervision of the principals, THE REGATTA.—It has been decided to hold the annual regatta on August 22nd, the date being three weeks latetr than usual. At a meet- ing of the committee held on Monday evening a provisional programme was arranged. One important innovation has been introduced, i.e., a race for motor boats, which the committee hope will prove a very popular item. The officers atre:—Commodore, the, Right Hon. Lord Mostyn; vice commodore, Mr R. S. Cham- bexlain, chairman of committee and treasurer. Mr E. E Bone; vioo chairman, Mr J. Roberts, Bryn Celyn; hon. secretary, Mr J. D Longshaw, Town Hall. The committee will be pleased to receivel subscriptions towards the prize fund. assisted by fully qualified mistresses. BOTANICAL RAMBLE.—On Saturday last, July 9th the Llandudno and District Field Club had a most enjoyable ramble, under the leadership of Messrs. A. C. Axtelil, and R. W. Jones. The weather was ail: fchat could be de- sired. but only a small number availed them- selves of the opportunity of spending a pleasant and instructive ramble among the bounteous Flora of our local hills and vales. Several un- common arud interesting plants were met with, a few olf which is given below. The route taken was, up Nantygarner Road, over the mountain to Glodldaeith Woods, thence by Gloddaeth Isa, to Penxhyn Farm, by Penrhyn Old Hall to Pentre Isa,, where the party halted and attend- ed toi the inner man, a very good tea being pro- vided for us. Then we made our way past Ty U cha, to Colwyn Road and, back home along the shore, having thoroughly enjoyed the out- ing. The following are a list of plants:- Chlora peir.foliata (perfoliate yellow-wort),, genista. soparius (dyers greenweed), erodium maritimum (sea storksi-bill), hyocyamus niger (henbane), hypericum montanum (mountain St. Johns-womt), juniperis communis (common juniper), orchis pyramidalis (pyramidal orchis), prunella, vulgaris alba (white self-heal), sedum forsterianum (forsters stone-crop), ditto. dasyphgllam (thick-leaved stone crop), ditto telephium (orpine), ranunculus parviflorus (small-fiowerd crowfoolt), veronica, spicata (spiked speedwell). MR. MARTIN (HARVEY'S TOUR.—Mr Mar- tin Hiarvey, whotse London season at the Lyceum Theatre has proved a remarkable success, concludes his stay in the Metropolis with a performance of "The Btreed of the Treshams" on .Saturday evening, July 16th. The success o-f "Richard III." and of "The Breed of the Tieshams" had been so conspicuous that. Mr Harvey's stay at the Lyceum could with advantage have been indefinitely oontinuedL However, it is necessary that the chief actor, Mass N. de Sti'lTa and the company supporting tlie popular players should have some respite ere the arduous toutr arranged far the autumn opens. Thus, Mr Harvey proposes to spend the latter portion of July and the earlier part of August "on leave," and will commence his tour at the Opera Houses, Harrogate, on the 22nd August, appearing subsequently at Llan- dudno August 29th, Buxton, Nottingham, Glas- gow, Newcastle, Leeds,, Liverpool, Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Manchester, Cardiff, Bristol, Bir- mingham, Hull, condlu^ing at the Coronet Theatre, London, on December 10th. During the tour, Mr Harvey will place main reliance upon his important revival of "Richard III." which, with the exception of a, few perform- ances given liast spring, has not yet been seen im the provinces. He will also have in his repertoire "The Only Way," "A Cigarette- Maker's Romance," and will occasionally emr ploy "Hlamlet" and "The Breed of the Tres/hamsi" LLANDUDNO AUTUMN CONCERTS. ADDITIONAL SUBSCRIPTIONS. Mrs E. Mee, Stanmore, Abbey Rd. 0 7 0 Mrs S. A. Balfry, Finchley House 0 4 0 Mrs Owen, Ferncliff, Abbey Road 0 12 0 Mr J. Petrie, Rockwardina, Carolinei St 0 4 0 Miss Elphiek, Lady For/Tester's Home 0 7 0
LATE ADVERTISEMENT. £ 1 REWARD.—Lost a largie dark brown Vicuna Shawl, with fringe, left on seat near Whitehall Road tram station, Rhos-on-Sea, on the 13th inst.—Mrs Stephenson, 5, Marine Crescent, Deganwy.
I Artistes at the iPier (Concepts. MISS' ElSTA D'ARGO (Soprano). 11th 'Special, July 16th. I CHARLES, TREE (Baritone). July 16th to 22nd. PIER PAVILION CONCERTS. REQUEST NIGHT, FRIDAY, JULY 8th. Of the many items, set down on the pro- gramme! for the above date, twoi stand out for special notice, Mr George Atkinson's pianoforte playing of "Concertst-uck" by Weber, and Mr Harry Freeman's: violin soli, Saras ate's "Zeguenerweisen." Mr Atkinson replied to the insistence of the ,audience with a Mazurka by 'Chopin, which led to futrther enthusiastic applause. For Mir Freeman's, 80.101 we have only one word, "Brilliant." As a leader, Mr Free- man has long been noted, but it is njot until this season that he has liacb a real opportunity as a soloist, and it is most, gratifying to all con- cerned to he able to record auch a pronounced success. As a change from the fire and vigour Of the first item, he in response to the unani- mous demand played a delightful Beroeuse by J,. Folville. Another item, which is always a huge favourite with the audience, was Mr Walter Haigh's viola solo, "Largo in G," for the playing of which Tie had to acknowledge the public's favour. TENTH GRAND SPECIAL CONCERT. MR. J. H. FOULDS ('Cello Soli). Bach's "Aria" and "Gavotte e Musette" were the items set down for this famous player, and so charmed were the audience and so insistive that he responded to the general acclaim with a French Piece by Saint-Saens. Mr Fould's soli are always welcomed by the Pier Pavilion audiences, and are equally enjoyed by his fellow-members off the orchestra. MADAME EDNA THORNTON (Contralto). Mada.me Thornton, who has always had the heartiest of receptions at Llandudno, came in for a long drawn out welcome at this concert. Her rendition of (Schubert's "Die Allmacht," was most enthusiastically applauded,, and in complying with the demands, she seliected as a contrast, "Sleep Baby Sleep," with string accompaniment, and we have no hesitation in saying it was exquisiitely sung, and quite one of her finest i-lendetingi we have heard. Two. songs by Hermann Lohr, "Unmindful of the Roses" and "IrtJ is not because your heart is mine," and were both given the warmest ap- plause. For the final encore she sang "Three I Fisthers" with a feeling and aætisti finish that must have touched all present. MR. H. FREEMAN (Violin Solo). I Mr H. Freeman played the solo in Andante [ in F, by Payne. This item, which has only ) once been heard previously, is the com- ( position of the esteemed conductor, Mr Arthur W. Payne. It is to Mrs Payne that we are in- debted for discovery of this Andante, which had' been lying perdue for over twenty years, J and it is this fact which leads us to hope that > there may be others stored away in some over- [ looked corner of Mr Payne's library. Perhaps Mrs Payne will oblige by instituting another j voyage of idiscovelry. AN APPRECIATION. We have long known Mr Payne as a masterly dhef d'orchestre, but it came as a welcome sur- prise to discover that he is also a master of the elusive art of composition. In onr opinion there is no more effective key for the storings than that of F major, the key Which hei has selected for this piece; and the principal sub- ject, though, quite simple, is full of delicacy and charm. The ethereal tones of the solo violin being supported by harmonies of much subtlety and beauty, and in this connection notice should be taken of the part played by the 'cellos in (tihe bridge, between the first statement of the theme and its repetition. Dur- ing this repetition a curious and novel effect is produced by the pizzicato variation of the solo violin, an effect which we do not remember to have ever met previously. A short coda of great repose and refinement bring the andante to an effective close. Altogether a slight, but thoroughly musicianly and delightful composi- tion. MISS HILDA CROSSE; (Contralto). Miss Hilda Oroase commenced a week's en- gagement at this concert. 'The songs set down to her name have included Meerbeer's "Noble Signor," Kattftierine Barry',s '"To-morrow," S. Liddle's "In my Garden" (encored), "0 Rest in the Lord," Handel's "Angels ever bright ,and fair," Goring Thomas' "0 my heart is weary," C. P. Cooper's "Ave Maria," etc., etc. We understand this is Miss Hilda Crosse's last public appearance, as she leaves for a sojourn abroad shortly. LLANDUDNO CHORAL SOCIETY. For the filrst time in the history -of the Pier Sacred Concerts we had an opportunity of listening to a choir on Sunday last, under the conducltorship of Mr R. Eivion Jones, A.L.C.M. Three items were given by this Society, Haydn's Trio and Chorus, "The (Heavens are Telling," in which Mis4s A. M. Roberts, Messrs. C. W. Birown, and W. Roberts were the priii cipals, Adoniah Evans' Anthem, "Abide with Me, and Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus." For a first appearance and ,considering the small amount of practise they had had, with the. orchestra, the choir acquitted its-elf very creditably, notwithstanding the fact that we noticed many "passengers" in their ranks. The best rendition was our townsman, Mr A. Evans' Anthem, which as sung by a 4rained choir instead of a congregatioin, greatly appeal- ed to us. It should become an anthem of great demand in all places of worship. The chorus was somewhat hurried and the sopranos and bassos were weak, being over-powered by the orchestra. The final hymn, "Jesu, Lover of My Soul" to the tune "Aberystwith," was not sung with that usual spiritedness and plaintive appeal with which we have become familiar, and this was probably due to the fact that the choir is not entirely a Welsh one. CLASSICAL CONCERTS. It must be a source of considerable satis faction to Mr Payne, and the members of the orchestra generally, that the Thursday evening classical concerts are so well attended, and the various items ,s)oi enthusiastically applauded. This week's "Classical" was nOI exception to this general rule, and a most enjoyable evening was the result. Excerpts from the works of Wag- ner, Berlioz, Bizet, Tschaikowsky, Beethoven, Dvorak, Bach, Brahms, Schubert, and Liszt were included. Mr George Atkinson, solo I pianist, was accorded a well-deserved recogni- tion for hisi Cbncerto in B Flat. GRAND POPULAR NIGHT. To-night (Friday) three instrumental solos are set down tb the names of Mr 1H1. Freeman, violin; Mr S. Midgley, bassoon, and Mr F. C. Hajtton, piccolo. ELEVENTH GRAND SPECIAL. For to-morrow's special concert an old favourite, Mr Charles Tree, has been retained. This vocalist is one of, if not the most popular of baritones at present, engaged by the Pier management. Miss Esta D'Argo will make her debut before a Llandudno audience, and judging by the lengtlhy list of press opinions before us, a great, treat is in store for the patrons of this concert. The "Pall Mall Gazette" says, writing of Miss Esta D'ATgo: "A very exceptional and a very true atrtiste, she sings with great distinction, possessing a voice of very fine character," and the "Cambrian Daily Leader" (Swansea): "A glorious soprano voice glowing with vivacity, and she adds to it the incomparable lustre of singing- with all her heart."
COUNTY SCHOOL EXAMINATION. LIST OF SUCCESSFUL COMPETITORS FOR LLANDUDNO DISTRICT. MERIT GLASS, H. Irvon Jones, Llandudno C. Percy Edgar Healy, St. George's C.E. Doris Pilbean, Dyffryn Road C. David Wynne Roberts, Llandudno C. Blodwen Williams, Dyffryn Road C. Stanley Lewis, ditto Miriam Williams, St. George's C.E. David Moses Griffith,, Conway C.E. Blodwen Owen, Dyffryn Road C. Ogwen Jones, Llandudno C. Robert! J. Willimas, Llandudno Junction C- Cora Thomson, Llandudno C. Alec Dewar, ditto Annie Jones, Llangwstenin C'.E. Gwendoline Evans, Llandudno C. Arthur Evans, Ciriaigydon C. Thomas Read, Conway C.E. Grace Evans, Glanwydden C. Caradog Evansb Llandudno C. Allan Trevor Jones, Conway C.E. Helen Roberts,, Llandudno C. PASS CLASS. John E'cSwards, Llandudno C. Leslie Post, Conway C.E. Tudwal Roberts. Lladudno Junction. C. Tudwal Roberts, Llandudno Junction C. Elsie Wisebeck, ditto Lydia Jones, ditto Hannah Robertson, Llandudino Junotion C. Ernest G. Richards St. George's C'.E. Lilian Griffiths, Llandudnoi C. Robert Glyn Griffiths, Llandudno Junction C. Vera Edwards, ditto Esme Chandler, Oraigydhn C. Dwynwen Owen, Llandudno C. James Richardson, ditto Donald Netherwood, Llandudno Junction C. Harry Gordon Lester, St. George's C.E. Gladys Miriam Owen, Glanwydiden C. Myfanwy Jones; Gyffin C.E. Hilda Bishop, Llandudno C. Fred Roberts, ditto. Slheddie Roberts, ditto
THE WRECK OF THE HORNBY CASTLE. TREASURE SEEKING OFF THE GREAT ORME. A goodly number of people on Tuesday morn- ing noticed the Liverpool salvage-steamer, the Lady Kafte,, at anchor in Llandudno Bay, and a few local men crecügnised the vesisel as the boat which assistetd in the salvaging of the Russian schooner, the Anne Olga, which came ashore near the Little Orrne some two months ago, ■ afterwards towing the vessel to Liverpool, but had they known that; the Lady Kate and her crew had only that morning been engaged in a hunt for treasure to the value of over E60,000 their interest would have been quickened, and they wlojuld probably have manifested much more than the casual interest displayed; During the early hours of the morning the Lady Kate and her crew hadl been engaged near IHornby Cave, not far from the Great Orme's Head Lighthouse, encfeavouring to locate the exact spot where the Hornby Castle was wrecked' in 1824. They were un4ex the direction of Mr John Gibney, of Liverpool, the well-known diving expert and salvager, and had with them to .assist them as to the location of the wreck Mr Joseph Jones, a son of the ex- coxswain of the lifeboat, and a grandson of an ex-coxswain of a lifeboat of earlier days, who had been shewn the place where the vessels was wrecked by his grandfather. The Hornby Castle, we should' mention, was a brig wftiich sailed from Liverpool to Riol do Janeiro, South America, with a cargoi and gold valued ait over £ 60|,000 on the 1st of January, 1824. She was driven from her course by a heavy gale, and about mid-night was dashed against the rugged rocks of the Great Orme's Head, which at that point rise to a height of about six hundred feat, and instantly sunk. Only one of the crew was saved. He happened at the, moment the vessel struck, to' be upon the bowsprit, and was. thrown in the concussion upon a narrow shelf of the rock, where he laid for some time in a atate of insensibility. When he recovered consciousness he succeeded in scaling the rocks and at about five o'clock in the morning reachedl ,a smithy on the mountain and there saw some workmen employed at the neighbouring copper minooo He told the story of the wreck and how he had scaled the rocks, but was laughed at incredulously, as the men who knew the spot declared that it would be impossible. At daylight, hoiwever, portions of the wreck weire .discovered, and the truth of thef man's story was shortly afterwards made apparent. No other individual of the Hornby's anew otr any portion -of her cargo was saved. The inhabitants named the spot where the disaster took place, tfhe Hornby Cave, a name by which it is known to this day. If further confirmation were required, as to the exact place where the vessel went down it has been supplied by Mr Jack Austin, an em- ployee of the Mersey Dock and Harbour Board, I who for some years was in charge of the Great Orrne Lighthouse,, and who in his explorations among the crocks had come across portion of timber neair Hornby Cave which he believed I were parts of the ill-fated ship. The divers, however, on Tuesday morning worked I strenuously for several hours, but were unable I to locate the vessel. Probably during the course of the eighty-six yeairs she has been under the I water the wreck has been covered by a great, many feet of sand .and silt, by the action of the sea. I t SUNSIHtlNE RECORD.—The total number of
ihoulls iojf bright sunsWine at Llandudno for week ending July 10th was 64 hours 24 minutes. The ralinfall during the same period was 1.230 inches, AM really successful men owe their career to thmselves.-Si,r R. S. S. Paden-Powell. The BritiaQi Empire produces one-third of the world's coal, one-ninth of its copper, one- eighth of its iron, ane-fifth of its lead, one-ninth of its silvetr, and one-half of its gold. The two women stopped in front of a den- tist's showcase '.n Bond Street. "There, mamma," said the younger woman, pomting, "I want a set just like that." "II UiSh". my child," commanded her mother; "don't you know that it's vulgar to pick your teeth in the street!" A. couple of navvies who had been working øt. the new waterworks in co. Down got into conversation. "I say, Bob," exclaimed one of the men, "you are a bit of a scholar. Can you tell me who it was that ordered the sun to stand still?" "I don't know," replied Bob. "Some son of a gun contractor who wanted a big day's work out of the labouring men, you can bet."
THE ADVERTISER SAYS That owing to pressure on our space we have been obliged to hold over several articles until our next issue. That we note that the service in the evening at St. Tudno's Church on the Great Orrne will again commence at six. That this is a more convenient time tilian 5 30, the time of service earlier in, the year. That we hear rumours of a possible resuscita- tion of the half-rater yachts in Llandudno. That such a movement' would1 have the warmest support of a. large number of amateur yachts- men in our midst. That no class of boats, either before or since have been ,8,0 popular as the 'half-raters. That in view of this possible revival we should like to hear the views of those interested. That, as in the past, we should give the project every possible suppoirt and the widest pub- licity in these ciolui-nna. That the Great Oirme Scouts, unattached, are in the command of Col. John M, Chesnut. That the search for the £ 60,.000 lost treasure, recorded elsewhere in our columns, caused considerable stir in Llandudno,. That the visit of one of H.M. torpedoes on Wed- nesday and Thursday mornings to our bay. it was rumoured., was in connection with the search for gold. That the most, likely conclusion is the torpedo was in search of the enemy in connection with the annual naval manoeuvres. That we can assure the officer in charge that when any of the battleships visit Llandudno Bay, it is public property for weeks before- hand,, and That only twice in its history has Llandudno been favoured by such a visit. That the new motor-boat which plies for hire in the Bay has ,alTeady established its popu- larity among visitors. That it will accommodate comfortably Ibout a dozen pasisengers. That it was in great demand, particularly dur- ing the spell of warm weather. That the Grand Theatre open on M-ondiy w'th that popular play, "Diana of D,obson's, I pre- sented by Miss Lena Ashwell's principal Clompaiay. That this will be succeeded by an excellent programme of other popular plays. That like the rest of Llandudnoites we have visited the Pierrots this week. That the great attraction has been Mona Vivian, .still spoken of as "Wiele Mona." That she is "Wee" in name only. That her magnetic power is great, and we notieeda wonderful all round improvement, which could only come with experience such as she has had. That it is difficult to know which we most enjoy, her dancing, singing, patter, or recita- tion. That it is a charming trait in her character to note That notwithstanding the fact that she is such a general favourite, she has not been spoilt by the public's praise. That) there is still many doubts as to her real age. That some authorities have decided she is at least 25, That they are judging from her capabilities, and not appearance. That we can authoritively state they can sub- tract at least ten years to arrive at the cor- rect figure. Thf it is interesting to quote from our notes written on the .occasion of Mona. Vivian's first visit to Llandudno. That we then wrote: "Wee Mona has a most brilliant future before her, and will some day become one) of the leading lights of tihe stage." That as a child she excelled, but as a woman she will make an even greater mark, and we shall follow her career with added interest. That the second, Cinderella will take place at the Hippodrome Skating Rink on Wednesday next. That a most successful masked fancy dress carnival was held on Wednesday last, full de- tails appear in another column. That we hope to announce in our next issue an item of news of very considerable and weighty importance to Tinkers. That those suffering from "Sunburn" should try the ideal remedy, Mercer's Carnation Cream. That lady motorists find it invaluable and wend their way to 101, Mostyn Stfreet for this well-known specific. That the Gloucester Hairdreissing Saloons are undoubtedly the most up-to-date in the country. That every known improvement is in use. and the remark is frequently heard am-ongs, the patrons, "You are right up to date. here!" Tha,t even the Americans who patronise the Gloucester are agreeably .surprised and most eulogistic in their terms. That the latest addition is a hair-drying machine, and the,, result is as speedy as it is effective. That a convincing prdof awaitls all those who pay the Gloucester a visit. That the man who recently todid lifts friends he was out on a liatrk was reaillv out on a swaUow. That some local school children who attempted to play hide and seek instead. of going to school found they had been seeking a hiding. That "Just keeping it lighted for another boy" was the excuse made to a local policeman, who pounced upon a juvenile offender. That a contemporary advertised recently as follows: "Board wanted for man and wife with gas." Thai it must have been a temperance advocate who stated the dinop-curtain at a theatre was so-called because the gentlemen go out for a drop, That they were fishing off the coast, when the fair one of the party pointed to a distance and asked, "George, what kind of ,a. vessel is ¡ that ?" I That he leaned, over, stole a kiss, from her lips, and calmly answered, "That's a fishing smack!" That there is a difference in milk-maids; the milk made in the country is net, the same as tihe milk made in the town. That housekeepers should know That a small piece of paper or linen, moistened with spirits of turpentine, and put into a cheat of drawers or wardrobe for a single day, two or three times a, year, is a preventa- tive against moths. That, a dressmaker can always boasft I That she is engaged to isew and sew.
STREET BETTING AT LLANDUDNO. SMART CAPTURE AND PUNISHMENT. A special sitting of the Llandudno, Polioe Court was held on Saturday afternoon to deaJ with four persons who had been arrested1 under the Betting Acts. Dr. T. Daltoui and Mr Robt. Roberts were the justices on the bench. Fredrick WSlliam Saunders. of Oxford Street, Blackpool and James Edward Keegan, of 7, Eaiey Street, Backpool, were first charged by Inspector Oweto, with loitering in Augusta Street' and Vaughan Street. Llandudino, in the vicinity of the railway station, for the purpose of betting, on Friday and on Saturday. Inspector Owen said that -in ,c.onsequence of several ,complaints received by the police with. respect to the two defendant^, they were secret- ly watched, as well as two other defendants. Sergt. Williams and Police Constable Wil- liams (29) observed their movements on Friday, and the defendants were seen accosting several cabmen,, men of the betting claiss and receiving betting slips.. On Saturday they were watched by Sergeant Williams and the Inspector him- self. when they saw betting slips received by them on two occasion. They were then arrest- ed by the two officers, who also, took into cus- tody two local' men, John Williams and John Hughes, who had been seen tendering betting slcps to the defendants in the present case. The four were taken to the police station, and searched. On Saunders were found two PS notes, a threepenny piece, and 2. in copper, as well' as 20 betting slips and upon Keegan were found Pl 12s. 6d. in cash and 11 betting slips, all produced. Evidence was given by Sergeant Williams and Police Constable John Williams (29) with respect to the' case on Faiijay. and. defendants pleaded guilty, after evidence had been given by the Inspector and Sergeant Williams. John Hughes, 15, Atexandra Road. Llan- dudno, street inewsvendor, and John Williams, Brook Cottage, Bodafon Row, stableman, were also charged with lodtefdng with the same ob- ject, and they too plead'ed guilty. Williams pleaded that he was poor and had a wife and family to keep; otherwise he would have. bad nothing to do with the business. 'The Chairman: We hope you will Aop it. Keegan and Saunders were fined: each iEl and costs for the offence with respect to Friday, and £ 3 each and costs for the ease, with respect to Saturday. The former said he had not suffi- cient money to pay and asked that he might have an opportunity to see Mends in the town from whom he hoped to, borrow thoe money. He was allowed to go out with a plain clothes officer for this purpose, and remarked' that if he succeeded in time he would return by train or steamer to Blackpool. The Chairman said the bench would on this occasion treat the two dfacali defendants vety leniently in the hope that they would take warning, and keep out of trouble in the future. They were fined 5s. each including costs.
BOY SCOUT NOTES. ,r By means of a line of corrm-iunication com- posed of some hundreds of Boy Scouts, a mes- sage frm the Lord Mayor of London to the Mayor ,af Brighton and a reply thereto will be transmitted on Saturday. Att every quarter of a mile along the rroute between the City and Brighton scouts will 'be placed, one of whom will run with the message -tal the next post, whence another scout will convey it to the next; and so on. The idea of the experiment is time test. the intelligence, punctuality, and relia- bility of the boys concerned. There dlbes not appear to be any great activity on the part of tihe Llandudno Boy S-ooutis jus-I at present. The writer has not heard of anything been done for some weeks. In fact, since the visit ta Carnarvon they have apparently like Brer Rabbit "laid low," which, if correct, is certainly a great pity. We learn that there will be a turnout to-day (Saturday), and Scoutmaster Ccoper is en- deavouring to arrange a camp out at Ty Celyn Farm within the next few weeks. < The whole of the subscriptions to .the Scout- Band have now been lreceived,and the makers are proceeding with the engraving of the bugles. How many of he Llandudno troop can swim ? Perhaps it would, however, be better to ask* aire there (any who cannot swim ? If there are, is the present not the time for them to be taught. Yet no word has been whispelred -of anything of the kind being attempted. Scouts should also study The notices very prominent just now of articles lost, and would be doing "good turns" if they made an organ- ised search for some of them. Foir instance, on the inspector's, hut on the 'Con.way Shore on Tuesday was fixed a notice intimating that a pair of eye glasses or spectacles had been lost,. Probably they were not of any great cash value, but to the loser they probably represented the lass of a great deal of comfort, in addition io the partial loss, of the power to enjoy the beauties of Llandudno. If would be good, training for themselves if the scou-IB had a good search for thc!se spectacles, and if they were found the owner would be made to realise that the scout movement was a most, useful one. There are very many other ways scouts could make themselves very useful just ,at present, which will be dealt with later. Unless in the meantime they find them out for themselves. Most successful men will, tell you that it ie
easjier in the end to do things, thoroughly than otherwise.—Mr James Burnett at Wolverhamp- ton,