LOCAl, NEWS. FIRE PREVENTION. The Surveyor has been authorised to purchase 6 patent fire extinguishers at the price of 5s. each, for use at the Asphalter Works and in con- nection with the tar spreading machine. n WEATHER RECORD.—The total number of hours of bright sunshine re- corded at Llandudno for week; ending October 23rd was 10 hours 30 minutes. The rainfall during same period was 1.710 inches. LE( TI RE.—A lecture was given in the Schoolroom of St. John's English Wesley an Church on Wednesday evening, entitled "Gipsy Life in Mysore Jungles." The lecturer was the Rev. A. Dumbarton, F.R.G.S., and a collection taken for the Wesleyan Foreign Mission Funds. Mr T. W. Griffith, J.P., presided. ADVERTISING .—A letter from the Town Improvement Association asking for a cheque for JB12, the balance of the -contribution of the Council to the North Wales Advertising Board, was read at a meeting of the Finance Committee, but the matter was deferred for a month. WATER SUPPLY TO BOTTLING STORES.—A letter was read at a meet- ing of the. Water and Ga,s Committee from Mr C. Dawson on behalf of the Receiver and Manager of Messrs. Ind Coope and Co.. asking the Committee to consider an alternative proposal which he made in respect of the changes of the Council for supply of water to the Company's Bottling Stores at Craigydon. The Clerk was in- structed to reply that the Committee have given the matter very careful' considera- tion and they regret that they cannot vary their decision. PRINCE'S THEATRE!.—A capital series of pictures are: shewn at the Prince's Theatre this week, and attract good houses nightly. The series inclu de: "O'ver Silent Path" (dramatic), "She wanted a bow-bow" (comic), "Without her father's consent" (comic), "Land of Snakes and Monkeys" (travel), "Car- minella" (dramatic), "Bill's Serenade" (comic), "Does she love me" (comic), "Jemmy" (dramatic) and a, special, en- titled the "Miner's Child" (dramatic). Pictures are changed on Mondays and Thursdays. CHILDREN'S SUNDAY.—On Sunday afternoon at Caersalem Mission Church, a special children's service was held. Several hymns were sungi by the children under the leadership of- Mr Edward Hughes, Trevor -Street, and addresses given by Mr William Davies, Jubilee Street: Mr Thomas Griffith Jones, Coun- cil Street Mr Richard Thomas, Gwyn- llys and Miss Howells, Star Hall, Man- chester. A very large number of children and young: people were present, and the gathering was a very enjoyable1 one. BUILDING! TRADE'S DISPUTE, A number1 of conferences have been held this week between representatives of the T employees engaged in the building trades and the executive of the. Llandudno Builders' Association in reference to a dispute as to the breakfast half-hour. For many years it has been customary for work to commence during the winter months at half-past six, but the employers are now anxious to change the time until seven o'clock. The employees have offer- ed to give way if the employers will grant an increase in wages of three-farthings per hour'. It is expected that an amicable settlement will be made, failing; which the matter will be laid,before the National Conciliation Board. THE CRICKET CLUB DINNER.— The Right Hon. Lord Mostyn will pre- side at the annual dinner of the Cricket Club, which is to be held at the Clarence Hotel on Monday evening next, October 31st. It is expected that his lordship will make an important announcement with regard to the future of the cricket ground, so that unusual interest is attach- ed to this year's gathering. The season having been the most successful in the history of the club there should be a re- cord attendance to congratulate the play- ing members on their achievements dur- ing the summer. A capital musical pro- ;n p gramme is being arranged by the dinner committee. EXTENSION OF ELECTRIC TRAM- WAY.—Mr Thornton Jones, the Conway Town Council's solicitor, has been in- structed to obtain counsel's opinion upon the position of the Council under the agreement with the Llandudno and Col- wyn Electric Railway Company with respect to the extension of the railway from West Llandudno to Deganwy.'—At a meeting of the Council on Wednesday the Deganwy Improvement Association sent a letter expressing the disappoint- ment in the district at the gr,ea,t delay in the matter of the extesnion of the light railway to Deganwy, and hoping that the Council would do all in their power to press it forward. The Clerk was directed to reply, on the motion of Alderman Netherwood, seconded by Mr J. Porter, that the Council were in fact doing all they could in the matter. CAPTURE OF A SHARK IN LLAN- DUDNO1 BAY.—Some time ago a local gentleman interested in Natural History asked one of the boatmen to obtain for him a large specimen of the common dog fish, which at this time of the year is frequent- ly caught in the Bay. On Wednesday morning last the gentleman was informed by the boatman in question (John Lloyd Jcnes) that he had caught on his line a part,* cu'),rly large dog fish. It was taken home for dissection by the gentleman re- ferred to, and proved to be a, fine two- year old female specimen of the. common shark (Carcharias vulgaris). Its length wa.s 4ft. 10s:'n from the point of the snout to the tip of the tail, and it turned the scale at 511bs. Although these waters are sosm-wli removed from the habitat! of the sb ar 1 it occasionally happens (especial v t this period of the year) that a specimen • tu lit in or thrown up by I British wr-o s but so far as Llandudno is conre 1,p writer believes it is the first rel0rr¡ distance of the capture of a shark in own 'ittle Bay. PROPOSE!) C YM M ROD O RI0 N SOCIETY.—The movement to establish a Cvmmrodorion Society in Llandudno promises to receive very hearty support. The Free Library Committee, have granted the use of the, lecture room for the in- augural meeting, which is to he held next Friday evening". AH interested are in- vited to be present. DAMAGE: TO TOLL GATE.—The Surveyor reported to the Works Com- mittee that damage had been done to one of the gates of the Marine Drive by a vehicle belonging to the Coaching Com- pany. The Committee accepted the offer of the Company to repair the gate to the satisfaction of the Surveyor. THE PIER BIOSCOPE.—An excep- tionally good selection of pictures was exhibited on Monday night, when there was a large audience in the Pier Varieties Theatre. The pictures included a new cowboy film, entitled "Brother, sister and cowpuncher," a picture of great dramatic interest; "Scenes in Devon," a most beautiful film, "Tantoline Ballet Girl" (comic) and a score of-other good pictures. The audience testified by their applause that the pictures were appreciated. REIHOBOTH! LITEiRARY SOCIETY. The weekly meeting of the above Society was held on Monday night, the Rev. H. C. Lewis, B.A., B.D. in the chair, The Rev. W. Phillips. M.A., pastor of the English Presbyterian Church, gave a. most interesting address on "Astronomy," from which it was evident that the reverend lecturer was well versed in the science of the skies, and was heartily thanked at the close for his most in- structive lecture. OLD. INHABITANT'S DEATH— The death has taken place at the ripe age of eighty-four of Mr Harry Jones, F'frith- gerrigi. It will he remembered that Mr Jones was baptised by the Rev. Davicl Davies at the Tabernacle Welsh Baptist Chapel during the recent revival when he was eighty years of age. At the time of his death deceased resided with his son, who is employed at the Gas Works. The funeral took place at Llanrhos on Weclnesclav. INDIA AT HOME.—The Andres, who are paying a return visit to Llandudno this week, and are located in the Town Hall, are to be congratulated on provid- ing an entertainment that goes merrily from beginning to end. Madame Victor Andre's Dream Visions have created no little excitement, and are the talk of all who have been present at the entertain- ments. The company includes Miss Florence Ellis, ballad vocalist; Mr Stan- ley Foster, Mdlle. Rene. Mr James Birch and Les Andres in their speciality "National Songs and Dances." HOTEL KEEPER'S CLAIM.—At Llandudno County Court last week, be- fore His Honour Judge Moss, Mr Wil- fred Gauntlett, proprietor c4 the Marine Hotel, claimed £;11 3,s. 6d. for damages to furniture from the executors of the late Rev. Mr Swainson. Forest Row. Mr J. E. Hallmark (Messrs. Henderson and Hallmark) for plaintiff said the claim was for damage caused to bedroom furniture during the late Mr Swainson's illness at the hotel.Miss Jessie Cripps, man- ageress of the hotel, gave evidence as to damage, after which Mr Ef. E'. Bone for defendants submitted that the claim was a preposterous one.—His Honour gave judgment for the 22 which had been paid into court. VALUERS' RETAINING FEES.—At the Carnarvonshire Quartler Sessions on Thursday, Mr Thornton Jones, acting on behalf, of various parishes in the Conway Union, applied to the Court to sanction certain valuers' bills of costs in recent appeals by the parishes against the: county rate basis. The appeals, he said, con- cerned a sum of £ 6,000), and the fees were undoubtedly reasonable and had been paid by the appellants. Mr J. T. Roberts (clerk to the County Council) op- posed, on the ground that a retaining fee of 25 guineas was exorbitant, and that practically all the work charged for had already been done for the union, entirely i apart from the interest which the parishes as such had in the valuation. He ad- mitted that the fees had been paid, but he thought that it. was a public scandal that gentlemen in the position of valuers should take upon themselves to fix what fees they would charge.—Mr Thornton Jones pointed out that the work had to be entered upon for the parties. It did not follow that because valuers had already done work their- services were to be placed at the disposal of any hireling. —The Court disallowed the retaining fees, but sanctioned the remaining costs. SALE OF PROPERTY AT LLAN- DUDNO.—At the Marine Hotel, Llan- dudno, on Friday evening, several im- portant properties were submitted by pub- liction auction. Mr Matthew Ryan offered the site known as Jackson's vinery and garden, prominently situated at the corner of Gloddaeth" Street and Deganwy ZD Street. The land has an area of 2,084 square yards, and is freehold. The bid- ding started at 21, 5,001; and at £ 2,100 the property was declared sold to Mr Jackson, one of the sons of the late proprietor. Mr T. W. Griffith then, to the same com- pany, offered a private residence known as Isbryn, in Abbey Road, Llandudno, the tenancy of which is for 99 years from 1874, at an annual ground rent of £ 5 10s. Commencing at 9950, the bids went up to £1,050, at which figure the lot was with- drawn, the reserve, which was said to be low, not having been reached. Three houses in Madoc Street, Albert House, Worcester House, and Barnsley House, all on leasehold land, were offered, but Were withdrawn, as the reserve was not reached. A bakery and grocery stores in Back Augusta Street, also put up for competition, was at £ 520. The bid- ding commenced at 2300, and went up rapidly to the figure at which the prem- ises were knocked down. The purchaser was Mr Jones, of The Bakery, Llan- dudno. The site is leasehold for 99 years from 1877 at JB.2 a. year ground rent. Messrs. Chamberlain and Johnson were th solicitors for the vendors.
Artistes at tfye Huturun GToiicerts, I MR. JAS. COLEMAN (Baritone). I October 24th to 30th. MISS LUCY NUTTALL (Contralto) L October 29th and 30th. MR. WALTER HAT Gil (Conductor). PHOTO BY EDGE LTD. MR. JAMES EDGAR (Leader and Solo Violinist). PHOTO BY EDGE LTD. I A DRY MONTH.—The rainfall during the month of September was 0.520 inches. During the same month 140.8 hours of II bright sunshine were recorded. BOATS TO BE REMOVED.—The Committee have given instructions that within seven days from the end of this month, all boats not required for actual use during the winter be removed from the promenade. The committee decided to extend the engagement of the West Shore inspector until the end of October. LOAN OF DOCUMENTS.—At a meet- ing of the Conway Council on Wednes- day it was decided to comply with the applic,a,tioll of Mr W. Bezant Lowe for a loan of a number of ancient documents to the Llandudno Field Club, who are pro- moting an exhibition at Llandudno, the loan being subject to the documents being fully insured and exhibited in suitable glass cases. JIJ _= -?, TBE'i nf lil lliilllllillliMI HllllliMWiHrHi' I'tfU III P11| U'lH I" "F '■ IM'U'I II MARKET R,ENTS AND TOLLS.- The Collector of market rents and tolls re- ported that during the month of Septem- ber, the following sums had been collect- ed by him, namely:—Rents, £ 21 9s. 7d. tolls, £ 12 15s. 5d.; total, JE34 5s. The amount received during the correspond- ing month last year was £3,2 19s. 8d. EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN.— The Bye-laws Committee have had under consideration the, draft of Bye-laws pro- posed to be made by the County Council under the Employment of Children's Act, 1903. The draft was approved and order- ed to be returned to the County Council with the recommendation that the Bye- laws be made to apply to Llandudno. LIBERAL CLUB WINTER SES- SION.—The members of the above club met on Wednesday evening, the main ob- ject being to inaugurate a series of It gatherings at, which political topics may be discussed and addresses given on various matters connected with the poli- tical life of the country. Mr Ralph Fisher, C.O., was voted to the chair, and opened the proceedings with a practical address on what should be the aims of the club. Other addresses were given by Mr R. Drury, Mr Cheetham. and Mr J. R. Jones. At intervals songs were given by Mr W. Roberts, Mr Irew Jones, and Mr R. Ll. Davies, Mr W. Barrow acting as accompanist. Coffee and cigarettes were, served, and later arrangements were made for further meetings. C SCOUTS COUNTY COUNCIL MEET- ING.—A meeting of the Boy Scouts County Council wa,s held, at Carnarvon on Thursday last, under the presidency of Sir Wm. Ellis, K.C.B., and was attended later by The Lord Lieutenant, General Gough, Mr Rupert Ellis, Mr A. E. Samuels. F. Edge, and the hon. secretary, Mr C. H. Stonor. It was announced that Mr Rupert Eillis had been appointed by the Head Office, London, Commis- sioner for Carnarvonshire. The post of Organising Inspector for Carnarvonshire was also filled in, and Secretaries of Bov Scouts in Carnarvonshire not at present! affiliated, will do well to put themselves in touch with the County Secretary, who will duly acquaint the Inspector, the latter's duty being to- arrange- for proper organisation under the Boy Scout rules and regulations and every possible assist- ance will be given.
EXTENSION CONCERTS. | MR. JAMES EDGAR (Solo Violinist-, j One of the "tit-bits" of last Saturday evening's concert was Mr Edgar's violin solo, Wieniawski's "Polonaise in A- It was an exceedingly fine performance, full of fire and thoroughly merited the ovation which followed. Even after conceding an encore item it looked as if a further en- core was to be demanded, but finally Mr Edgar was allowed to bow his acknow- ledgements. » MR. R. CARTER (Tenor). This vocalist made his first appearance before a Llandudno audience on Saturday last. He is one of those "Sons of Toil" that have taken up vocalism during his spare moments. A native of Huddersfield, he is employ- ed in a factory, working from 6 30 to 5 o'clock daily, and it is through the cour- tesy of the managing director, Mr Varley, that he is able to appear before the pub-I lic in towns at any distance from York- shire. He .is a. pupil of Mr Royle, Man- chester. and one who will, we consider, in course of time, make a name for himself on the concert platform He has only re- cently placed himsolif under this gentle- men's tuition, and with the natural tenor voice: he possesses his future should be assured. His songs during his three nights' engagement included Stephen Adams' "Thora," "The Old Plaid Shawl," Tosti's "My Dreams," Pughe Evans's "Lead Kindly Light, Blumenthal's "My Queen," and Squire's "Mountain Lovers." He secured an encore at both secular concerts. » MISS MARION HEiEiLEiy (Contralto). Always a favourite with Llandudno audiences, Miss Beeley has considerably advanced in general popularity at this visit. Her songs have been admirably rendered and thoroughly deserving the encores and double encores that have been accorded her. At Saturday's con- cert she sang, Trotere's "In Old Madrid" and Barrett's "My Ships," and for encores! "The Lass with the Delicate Air" and; "Land of Hope and Glory." On Sunday evening she selected Coenen's "Come unto: Me," and Sullivan's "The Lost Chord." MR:. JAMES COLEMAN (Baritone). The reception with which this vocalist was greeted on Monday evening wa,s most flattering and long; drawn out. He sang with all his wonted charm, his own com- position, "At Dawn of Day," and Trotere's "Sons of Mars." For an encore of un- mistakable vehemence, he sang the soprano test piece of the recent festival, "All that' I ask," and naturally being his own cmn- position, it was sung with all the. light and shade necessary to bring out the beauties of this song, which are many. "Gentlemen—The King," was the "cond song set down, and again we noi;eed the general desire of the audience to join in. Needless to say, a further encore was demanded; in fact, through- out Mr Coleman's visit, his success has been pronounced.. Nature has i e gif, d. hint with a, fine voice, and in addi- tion all his renditions are marked with that confidence which makes it douoiy delightful to listen to him. INSTRUMENTAL SOLOS. Mr Harold J anTis was very heartily en- cored for his harp solo, Alver's "Greek Pirates," on Monday evening. On Tues- day evening Mr George Atkinson s piano- forte solo, Liszt's "Rigoletto Fantasia" (requested) was much appreciated and vociferously encored. Mr "Walter Haigli, the popular conductor, was given a warm greeting and recall for his viola solo, Wagner's Preslied from "Die Meister-- singer." MISS GWENDOLINE HARPER (Soprano). Miss Harper, from the Manchester Col- lege of Music, sang at Tuesday evening's concert Rossini's Aria, "Una Voce poco fa" (II Barbiere di Seville) and Cham- inade's song, "L'ete," and was encored on each occasion. "I hear you calling me," which she sang for an encore, was the most pleasing;, mainly from the fact that it was in English. MISS BERTHA JONES (Contralto). This vocalist sang at Wednesday's and Thursday's concerts, and here again the encore items on Wednesday evening were decidedly the most pleasingly sung. GRAND CHORAL CONCERT. Thursday's concert will long be remem- berd by those who were fortunate to be present. The services of the Moelwyn Male Voice Choir, which it will be re- membered gave a concert at the Grand Theatre last November, prior to their visit to the United States, had been secured, and they drew a very large attendance. During the evening's concert they sang W. O. Jones's arrangement of Welsh Airs, including "Dewch i'r Frwydr," "Morfa Rhuddlan," "Y Gadlys," and "Rhyfelgyrch Capten Morgan." Choruses, Ed. German's "O Peaceful Night." Part songs, Balfe's "Kiliarney" and an Irish Air, "Dear Little Shamrock," under the baton of their famous conductor, Mr Cadwaladr Roberts. Encores were de- j manded for each item set down. Under the baton of Mr Haigh this choir also sang the "Soldier's Chorus" in Gounod's "Faust," and this wa.s also redemanded. This was the first time we have had an opportunity of seeing Mr Haigh conduct- ing a' vocal chorus and orchestra com- bined. His handling of the two was ex- cellent in every respect, and the -result thoroughly deserved the thunders of ap- plause which followed. Naturally Mr T. Osborne Roberts came in for a warm ovation as he stepped forward to conduct "The Battle of the Baltic." The encores for the choir items were so numerous I that several selections and other items had to be considerably shortened or cut out altogether. Mr Coleman's "Empire Song," dedi- catecl to S-.r Robert Ba.den-Powell. and more generally known a.mongst the Bov Scouts as the Chief Scout's Song, and in which on this occasion the Moelwvn Choir sang the chorus, was only equalled by the encore item, "Gentlemen. The King," in which not only the choir but the audience generally took up the re- frain. When the final selection of Welsh Airs was reached the hour was so late that the choir, accompanied by the full orchestra, and conducted by Mr Haigh, sang only 7 "God Blels; the Prince ofj Wales" and the National Anthem. brought a most successful concert to a fitting close. The coming events for to-night, with one exception, are dealt with in another column. The exception is the singing to- night (Friday) by special request of "The Empire Song." with the Llandudno Boy Scouts as a chorus. This should prove a popular innovation, and draw a crowd of interested spectators. The fact that Miss Lucy Nutiall's ser- vices have been secured for to-morrow (Saturday) and Sunday night is too well- known to be enlarged upon here, but we can assure this favourite cantatrice the warmest of welcomes from her many ad- mirers.
LLANDUDNO & DISTRICT FIELD CLUB. EXCURSION TO BODSILIX AND MAES Y-GAEE On Saturday last. October 22nd, the members of the above club, under the leadership of Mr W. Bezant Lowe, of Llanfairfechan, paid a visit to the old hill camp of Maes-y-Gaer near Aber. Arriving at Llanfairfechan Station at 2-7 p.m., the party proceeded at once up Coed-v-Fhnnon Road to Llys Gwynt and thence over Bodsilin. On the way Mr Lowe called attention to the site of the Roman Milestone, which had been found near Rhiwiau Ucha some 27 years ago. It was found with the part contain- ing the inscription buried in the earth, and consequently the inscription was well preserved. From this inscription it was of the date of the Emperor Hadrian (about 119 A.D) and was eight miles from Conovium (Caerhun). This was of especial interest, as this distance almost exactly coincides with the distance of the spot from Caerhun at the pre.sent day. and therefore tends to confirm the existence of the Roman Road, which is now said to run from Caerhun to Aber. The mile- stone was a. very fine example, if not the finest of the 50 Roman milestones that have been found in England and Wales. In addition to this was found not far from this spot, a. portion of another milestone, of the time of the Emperor. Septimus Severus. or about 80 years later than the other. It is possible that there may have been a branch of the Roman Road past Rhiwiau Uchaf to Gorddinog, and so on. skirting the hi: 1 slopes towards Bangor, but this requires confirmation. The sceneiy was especially beautiful on this occasion, and the leaves were of everv tint. and the heavy rains had swollen the small streams that came down from the uplands, making them miniature moun- tain torrents. By the kind permission of the tenant the old house of Bodsilin was viewed, and it was noticed that an inscrip- tion on a stone over the door was as fo1- I o w -T. L. 1745. Though the present house has been modernised, the site is an old one, and here at one time lived a certain Robert Owfii. who married as his second wife, Lowry Coytmor, thus making a con- nection with the house of Cochwillan from which the famous Archbishop Williams was descended. Not far distant was Gorddinog, at present the residence of Col. Platt, C.B., but formerly belonging to Thomas Wynn ap Mores of Gorddinog, who traced his descent from Iorwerth ap Jarddur, and so back to Helig ap Glannog of the "Palace under the Sea" fame. Climbing the hill at the back of Bod- silin, the upland plateau was reached, from which Mr Lowe pointed out most of the mountains that were visible from that spot; the famous Aber Waterfall must have been a sight, as the fall of water even from that distance was observed to be considerable. The junction of the valley in which the waterfall rises and the Afon Anafon Valley was also well seen, and Mr Lowe men- tioned how in times oioiie by glaciers moved slowly down each of these vallevs, leaving now behind them huge moraine mounds and in places ice scratched rocks. The party were now close to M.aes-v- Gaer, which was seen to be a hill. evidently commanding the vallev near Aber. There are very clear remains of a vallum and fosse of considerable dimen- sions. The party now proceeded down the mountain slopes to the road leading to Pont N ewYCld. which was reached about 5 o'clock, where tea was provided, and after a rest it was an easy walk to Aber Sta- tion, which was left at 6 20, Llandudno being reached about 7 p.m. The next excursion will be on Saturday. October 8th, to Deganwy Castle, under the leadership of Mr G. A. Hump lire vs. F.R.I.B.A. It is proposed to hold the annual Con- versazione on November 23rd, in the Town Hall, and Council Chamber. Llan- dudno, and in conjunction with this a Loan Exhibition extending over four clavs from November 22nd to November' 25th. Mem biers and others are asked to let either of the secretaries, Mr L. S. Underwood, of Brinkburn, Lloyd Street, Llandudno. or Mr W. Bezant Lowe, of Cae Carw, Llanfairfechan, of any objects of interest which they may have to exhibit. A special feature will be a display of coloured photographs by Dr. Elliot, Ches- ter, illustrating the Chester Pageant; there will also be a short lecture on the Roman discoveries at Holt, with illustrating slides, and many other special features. For particulars a pp. y to either of the Secretaries.
The Bishop of Bangor has purchased n the old vicarage at Bangor, and intends to convert it into a church house.