LOCAl, NEWS. WEATHER, RECORD.—The total number of hours of bright sunshine re- corded at Llandudno for week ending December 11th was 5' hours 12 minutes. The rainfall during the same period wa.s 0.780 inches. MARKET RENTS AND TOLLS. The collector of market rents and tolls has reported that during: the month of Novem- ber the following sums were collected by him, namely:—Rents, ;9113 Os. 6d.; tolls, £:5< 6s. Id. Total, £,18 6s. 7d. Dur- ing the corresponding month last year the sum of £ 19 2s. Id. was collected. SCOUTS' PARADE.—On Monday evening last the Llandudno Scouts paraded at the Drill Hail;, when a kit in- spection was held by Lieut-Col. Reilly, each scout exhibiting all his accountre- ments, consisting of knife, water bottle, axe, etc., and in the case of the band all the instruments were also inspected. A pocket knife was presented by Mr Haworth to the spout whose knife and axe were considered to be in the cleanest con- dition THE FREE, LIBRARY BAZAAR.- The bazaar1 organised in aid of the funds for furnishing the new library proved a great success, the receipts amounting to E15,8 5is. lOd. The receipts were:—Mrs Walker (cheque), £ 50 ditto (flower stall), L15 10s. Mrs Roberts, Huyton, 230, 7s. Mrs EI. 0. Davies, Mrs Reeves Hughes, Mrs Powell, Mrs Rowlands, J327 Os. 9d.; Mrs Timms, Miss Tipper and Miss Doran, £!4 5s.; the Misses Jackison and' Miss Timmis, R2 15s.; Mrs Ward and Mrs C. H. Bevan, £.1 17s. Mrs Barrow Williams and others, supper stall, C2 17s. Mrs Williams, Cambridge^, and others, tea and cake stall, £3, 17s. 7d.; Mrs Marks, reserved seats, etc., J31 19s. 6d.; tickets sold, £ 11 10s. door money, £ 6 7s. total, JE158 5s. lOd. CHRISTMAS POSTAL ARRANGEi- MENTS.—The attention of the public are drawn to the necessity for posting their Christmas Cards, etc. and Parcels early in view of the great pressure of work at this time of the year in the Post Office, thus ensuring delivery by Xmas Day. The letter boxes at the Head Post Office and Town Sub-Offices and the Wall and Pillar Boxes in the town will be cleared 15 minutes earlier than the times laid for all Day Mails and 301 minutes earlier for the night and supplementary Night Mail despatches on the 23rd and 24th Decem- ber. During next week special mails will be despatched each day, and every 'facility provided by the Post Office to meet the enormous pressure now experienced. WDMEN-S BENEFIT SOCIETY.— The first annual meeting of the above Society was held at the Cocoa House -on Thursday, Mr John Roberts, Bryn Ceilyn, in the chair. The balance sheet showed the total receipts to be 281 2s. 8d. and the expenses (including sick pay) JB33 18s. 4d., leaving a, balance of 247 4s. 4d. Of this amount the committee allocated L7 2s. 6d. to the reserve fund, and paid a dividend of 14s. 8d. to each full member, carrying 2s. 6d. forward. The auditors recommended that the reserve fund should be considerably increased next year, and the members unanimously voted the eight- pence they had received over the fourteen shillings for that purpose this year, and also decided to have a management fund of one shilhng a quarter. The officers for next year were el,eic,ted as follows- President, Mr John Roberts; vice-presi- dents, Mrs Gannon Jones, and Mr A. D. Morrieson; secretary, Mr J. R. Elvans treasurer. Mrs Reeves Hughes; auditors, Miss S. Thomas., Church Walks, and Mr A. R. Hughes; committee, Mrs Harold Hayden, Mrs Jarvis, Mrs Morrieson, Miss Rider, Mrs R,. E. Williams, Miss K. Thomas, Mrs R. T. Jones, Bron Coed; Mr Samuel Roberts, Oaklands. The per- manent trustees are Mrs Roberts, Brvn Celyn, and Miss Ei. Champnevs. FUNERAL OF MR EDWIN TURNER, —The remains of the late Mr Edwin Turner were interred on Saturday at the east end of the Old Churchyard, beside those of a son who had pre deceased him. The chief mourners present were his three sons and three, daughters, and the remains were followed to their last resting place by many old friends, amongst whom were Archdeacon Morgan, Mr R. S. Chamber- lain, Mr E!. W. Johnson, Dr. Dal ton, J.P., Mr J. Adey Wells, J.P., Mr J. J. Marks, Mr Owen Rowlands (Con- way), Mr Nathan Jones, Mr W. Eillis Jones, Mr A. Conolly, Mr John Roberts (Bryn Celyn), Mr Arthur Hewitt, Mr G. B. Roberts, Mr Denbigh Cooper, Mr Hugh Edwards, Mr Simon Williams, Mr W. Powell, Mr T. Swinnerton, Mr Moore (Birmingham), Mr Walter A. Jones, Mr W. H. Jones, Mr Edward Owen (builder), and Mr Shed Roberts. The floral tokens were very numerous, included amongst them being; a wreath from the St. Tudno Lodge of Freemasons, of which deceased was a member.; The funeral services at the house and graveside were conducted by the:, Rev. Ll. R. Hughes, M.A. (rector of .Llandudno), .assisted. by the Relv. E. Lumley, B.A. The,coffin was of dark oak with plMn brass'fittings and bore a plain brass ] late inscribed ''Edwin Turner, died December, 8th, 1910, aged 71 years." Can werle sent by Mrs Broome, Miss Barker, and others. The under- takers were Messrs. El. Thorp and Sons, Breton Works, Llandudno.
LANDLADY AND VISITORS. REMARKABLE CASE, AT LLAN- DUDNO. At Llandudno County Court on Thurs- day, Elizabeth Thomas, lodging-house keeper, of Toronto House, Winllan Avenue, Llandudno, sued Miss Minnie Williams, of Manchester, to recover £ 4 odd, the amount alleged to be due for rooms at the plaintiff's house engaged in August last. Mr J. J. Marks appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Osborn, of Col- wyli Bay, defended. Mr Marks stated that Miss Williams was a professional vocalist, and, accom- panned by a Mrs Massey and a gentleman named Antonoff, she took rooms at the plaintiff's house on August 18th at £ 2 10s. per week for two weeks. They arrived on Saturday, the 20th, and complained of the j distance of Winllan Avenue'from the town, the house being near the Conway Shore. On the Monday morning Mrs Massey told Mrs Thomas that the gentleman com- plained that there were fleas in his bed. The plaintiff immediately replied that there were none in her house, and that any that were there must have. been brought in by the persons complaining.. That there should be no difficulty between the lanxtiady and her visitors, the gentle- man's bed was brought down to another rcom. On the Friday following the party left, saying they had to get back to Man- chester, but they returned the next morn- ing to inquire if there were. any letters for them. They offered to pay for the rooms for a week, but Mrs Thomas refused to accept the amount, as they had engaged the rooms for a fortnight. Mrs Thomas believed that the sole reason for their dis- content with the rooms was their distance from the town. The plaintiff stated that she saw one flea only in the gentleman's room after the complaint. Her house was clean; she had taken visitors for four yeaa-s, and had never had a complaint of aaiy kind before. Mr Osborn said the submission of the defence was that the house was absolute- ly unfit for occupation. Miss Minnie Williams, the defendant, who is blind, said that she lived at Lime Grove, Oxford Road. Manchester. When she went to the bedi-oon-i at the plaintiff's house, on the Saturday night, she never slept at all. The bed was very uncom- fortable, and she felt fleas all night. Up to that tdine she had no acquaintance with such creatures. As the, next day was Sunday, no complaints was made, but: on the Monday morning she complained to Mrs Thomas, who went up to Mr Antonoff's room, and the defendant's at- tention was called to a dozen fleas in the washing bowl, flea,s on the wall, and crushed fleas on the blankets. Mr Antonoff went away, but returned on 'being inform- ed that his bed had been made up in the sitting-room downstairs. They stayed on till the Friday, but Mrs Massey and her- self obtained disinfectants, and washed the room over with sanitas and water, be- sides turning, out everything likely to harbour fleas, so that she was not very much troubled again personally. She gave Mr Antonoff some camphor in his bed, and that sort of thing, but apparent- ly the fleas appreciated Russians.— (Laughter.) In reply to Mr Marks, the, defendant said that she first of all took rooms at Llanclduias, where they stayed four days. They left that place because Mr Antonoff could not sleep for the noise of the trains. They wished to be quiet, and for that rea- son quite appreciated the Conway Shore. She told Mrs Thomas she was glad the house was a. distance from the town. They spent the whole of the Saturday afternoon sitting on the stones on the Conway Shore, Mr Marks, in his questions to the defen- dant, suggested that the bites of which she comlained might have been caused by insects found on the shore at that time of the year. Mrs Massey, of 137, Burton Road, West Diclsbury, stated that the plaintiff's house was dirty when they got there, but Mrs Thomas said that the other visitors were just going out, and tha,t she would have it cleaned up before they came in. They had a very restless night. Next I 9 morning Mr Antonoff Gamei down and said he had been bitten rulive.-(Laughter.) On the Monday monring she went up to his room, and counted twelve fleas in the washing bowl; on the counterpane of the bed was a, creature which she killed, and which she had since found was a bug. The fleas were on the blanket and all over the bed. She opened one of the two windows and saw two fleas on the wall, which she killed. She gathered her skirt rcund her and went downstairs. When she got into the dining-room there were two fleas on her skirt, which she killed in tli3 presence of Mrs Thomas, who was then speaking to Miss Williams. Mr Antonoff, who was not well at the time, having bad nerves, refused to sleep in his room again, and the witness helped Mrs Thomas to, carry his clothes down to the sitting-room. Mr Marks, having put to the witness questions suggesting that the trouble might have arisen from insects got from the shore and been assured that it could not have that origin, as they were fleas "Hnel big ones, too, asked—In the face of this appalling state of things you stay- ed on until the Thursday night 1 .The Witness: We hought each day a bottle of Jeyes' fluid, a bottle of Sanitas, a sulphur candle, and six boxes of ca-li-iphor.-(Laugliter.) Did you tell my client about those pur- chases?—Certainly; we asked her to have a sulphur candle to kill the fleas in the top room where Mr Antonoff had been.. What did she say''—No; I have some Sanitas. His Honour asked what that was for, and the iv itness, replied that it was sup- posed to kill the. vermin. When the wit-, ness got home she unpacked her port- llanteau in the garden and found a bug, wkchshe put iiito:an.,e,nvelop,e and show- el to somebody to'find -o'ut what it was. Re-examined, she said she did not know whit i sand-hopper, was, but she knew a flea when she saw one. Mr'George Antonoff, a Russian stud-ent at the Manchester University, and resid- ing with Mrs Williams, mother of the de- fendant, at 9. Lime Grove, Oxford Road, said that the fleas were so numerous that he caught many of them and drowned them in water. But unfortunately many of them escaped. They could swim, he ascertained, very well.—(Laughter.) But about twelve were left in .the morning. He went away, but came back on receiving a telegram to say that there was new accom- modation, which he found consisted of a bed on chairs.. Mrs Williams, mother of the defendant, stated that she saw Mr Antonoff's arms on the Monday when he came hack from Llandudno. They were covered with flea- bites up to the shoulders. The Judge adjourned the case until the next Court for the attendance of the woman who was acting as the plaintiff's maid at the time in question.
DiaATH OF MR. J. B. JONES. BRIEF SKETCH OF HIS CARmR. It will he with sincere regret that the news oi the deatn of Mr J. JJ. Jones, of Derwen Le, Maelgwyn hoa,d, wLlbe re- ceived by his host of friends and acquaint- ances. Mr Jones has for a considerable time been in bad health, and to-day (Fri- day) he had intended to proceed to Ches- ter to undergo an operation. On Thurs- day, however, he seemed considerably better, and went for a drive in a landau in the company of Mr Denbign Cooper to Talycafn. On the way back the landau was partly opened in order that he might obtain more fresh air, and it is expected he then got a chill, although in the even- ing he was in the 'best of spirits and chatted with his ineidical attendant until nearly twelve o'clock, being in a remin- iscent mood as to his schoolboy days. However, he was taken ill during the early hours of the morning, and Dr. Davies was called in, but notwithstanding every attention he became unconscious and passed away about eleven o'clock on Friday morning, the immediate cause of death being heart failure. Deceased, who was only 42 years of age, was a, native 'of Liverpool, but of Welsh descent, his parents belonging to the County of Flint. Hie was educated at the Liverpool Institute, that well-known educational establishment, where many of the most famous men our country has pro- duced, have received their education. There he met several Llandudno Boys, including Mr J. H. Roberts; he was also a fellow pupil with Dr. David Macalister, Principal of Glasgow University, and President of the General Medical, Council. About eighteen years ago he came to re- side at Llandudno to follow his business as a painter and decorator, and has been a resident ever since. He took a keen in- terest in many local projects, was a mem- ber of the May-Day Committee for a num- ber of years, a member of the Committee of the old Llandudno Swifts Football Club in the hey-day of its fame; vice- chairman of the Llandudno Company of Boy Scouts, and many other organisations, but it was to the volunteer movement that he devoted his spare time and best energies. A meiribeit of the Garrison Artillery in Liverpool, at the earliest op- pcrtunity he joined the North Wales Com- pany, and ultimately attained the rank of Sergeant Major, and earned the long- service medal. The subject of our National defences was ever near his heart, and it will be remembered how well he responded to the toast of the Army and Navy at the Guardjan Society dinner only last year, appealing to all by the sincerity with which he asked the young men to act their part by becoming territorials in order to be in a position to defend thecr country, should their services ever be re- quired, and astonishing many by the lucidity and well-expressed arguments in what, was generally recognised as one of the best speeches ever heard locally, asso- ciated with this toast. He leaves a widow to mourn his loss, with whom much sympathy is fe"t in her bereavement.
ST GEORGE'S LITERARY SOCIETY. —The weekly meeting of this Society was held at the Church House on Thursday last. A paper, entitled "George Borrow and Wild Wales," was read by Mr L. J. Roberts, His Majesty's Inspector of Schools. As might have been expected there was an unusually large attendance, and all present were more than satisfied with Mr Roberts' address. In fact, the lecture-proved so exceedingly interesting, the ,c,ommittee have. prevailed upon Mr Roberts to allow them to insert in this paper a full report in next week's issue, and it is confidently anticipated that read- ers will agree with the Rector and others, who firmly believed that George Borrow was among the world's best writers. The next meeting of the Society will be held at the Church House on January 12th, at 8 p.m., when Mr W. Bezant Lowe, M.A., F.C.S., will deliver a lecture on "Extinct Monsters." Many excellent slides will be shewn by the lantern.. On this occa- sion a charge of 6d. will be made to mem- bers, and Is. to non-members. Special terms made for sel-ioo-is. All communica- tions to be addressed, to the hon. sec., Mr C. S. Dunphy, 'Bron Haul, Llandudno. WHIST DRIVE AT CRAIGYDON.- A very successful whist drive was held in the new recreation room of the Ormescliffe Boarding House, Craigydon, on Monday nighti. The recreation room should prove a very valuable adjunct to social life in Craigydon, for it,is commodious, well- designed and eminently, suitable for whist drives, socials, dances, etc. It had been most tastefully decorated for the occasion, and presented a very cosy appearance. There were over eighty present, and after a very enjoyable evening the prizes were awarded as follows:—Ladies: 1, Mrs Bonscion and Mrs Mason (equal); .con- solation, Mrs F. E. Smith. Gentlemen 1, Mr Darbishire; 2, Mr J. A. Levis; consolation, Mr T. Cravetto. During the interval high-class gramaphone selec- tions were given on an instrument, lent by Mr G. A. Hutchinson, and Mr Jock Kenyon (who has made a great hit at Col- 9 wyn Bay Pier Pavilion) delighted his audience with .a. humorous song, entitled "Sandy McNab's Wedding." As an encore he gave an imitation of an old Welshman at a football match. There were demands for more, but time did not permit. The duties of M.C. and organiserwere, in the capable hands of Mr J. J. Knight, and the catering was entrusted with success to Mrs Knight,Seafield. The whist drive was held under the auspices of the Craigy- don Social ClUib, who are tenants of the rooms till March.
CHRISTMAS AT THE SHOFS WHERE TO BUY YOUR CHRISTMAS FARE. "OLD TIME ROLLS GAILY ON." Once again "Old Time" has nearly com- pleted another revolution of his wheel, of which we are reminded by the gay appear- ance of our shops and business premises. Llandudno it has been written is famous for its beautiful natural surroundings and magnificent shops. The writer was not unacquainted with Bond Street and Regent Street, and so knew what he was writing of. Indeed, it is a, fact that visi- tors from llagecentres of population marvel at the up-to-date character of Llandudno shops. At no time of the year are they more attractive than at the fes- tive season of Christmas, and the person who can resist the temptation they afford must possess the determination of a Peary or a, Shackleton. MONEY TO SPEND. Nor will money be lacking to deplete the stores of the different tradesmen, even amongst those dependent upon their weekly wages, for have not some hun- dreds hcing quietly preparing for the extra demands of the season by putting their spare: coppers or silver in clothing clubs or tontine societies. The former have already paid out, and this week the tontine societies follow suit. There are three large .societies in the town, and £ 1500 would be a modest estimate of the dividend. In addition there is the women's society, which had its first divide on Thursday night. The membership roll numbers 57, who have been paying six- pence per week since the end of February. After deducting the salaries of doctor, secretary, chemist, and sundry other ex- penses the balance allowed for a dividend approaches 15s. each member. Thus for the first time in the history of many they will have cash of their own to dispose of at their own sweet will, and there is but little doubt but that many a little Tommy or Mary will find a better-filled stocking on Christmas morning. Let us therefore make a little tour of the business premises of the town and see what our tradesmen have to offer in the way of Christmas fare and presents. The first thought naturally is a well-stocked larder, and stepping into the Old Market we learn that Mr Bowdage has secured a sufficiency of that time-honoured Christ- mas dish, the succulent goose, flanked by the lordly turkey and game of every de- scription from the humble rabbit to gorgeous pheasant. The birds are all of British origin (mostly Welsh), and per- sonally selected. In close proximity Messrs. H, and J. Owen have an attrac- tive display of the ingredients used in the concoction of the Christmas pudding or popular mince pie, in addition to the thousand and one other dainties or neces- sities. Messrs Dunphy and Co., Ltd., specialise in "bara, brith" at aU their branches, and enjoy a well-earned reputa- tion for its excellence, as welJl as for all their leading lines in grocery and pro- visions. Lower down in Mostyn St., but on the opposite side, Messrs. Downing and Roberts make a brave display of Christ- mas fruits and fancy cakes, while at the lower end the executors of John Hughes are well to the front with a. display of geese, turkeys, game, bred in Wales or Shropshire. Those who spend part of their holiday doing up the garden should pay a visit to Mr George Gledhill, New Market Hall, and secure some of his re- liable varieties of wallflowers and other plants, with a view to spring flowers. IN TOY AND CRACKER LAND. The claims of the youngsters shall next receive our attention, and here most troubles begin. It is a comparatively easy matter to cater for the "interior" when provided with the necessary pounds shillings and pence. It is a much more difficult task to decide what to buy for the children in the way of stocking-fillers or other presents. The task is rendered not a whit easier by the bewildering dis- play of novelties at our local emporiums, particularly that shown at. the establish- ment of Messrs. W. H. Smith and Son, Lower Mostyn Street, Bunney's maintain their reputation for beilg up-to-date, and have all the newest toys on view. One of their best selling lines this year aire the zig-zag puzzles which may be obtained at any price, from a shilling upwards and provide amuse- ment for hours at a time. The jewellery and drapery departments also weLl stock- ed with the latest novelties in jewellery and articles dear to the hearts of ladies. The confectioner's shops are delightful to the eyes of young people. The Cambridge as usual is well to the front with the latest j productions in crackers, Christmas cakes i and "goodies" of every description. On the opposite side the Dorothy Cafe at once attracts attention with a similar dis- play, while at the Swiss Cafe in Lloyd Street Mr Charlier specialises in home- made chocolate in an apparently endless variety of shape and flavouring. FINE METALS- AND PRECIOUS I STONES. The thoughts of, gentlemen in search, of ¡ presents for: the opposite sex, naturally turn to jewellery, and they are not led-far astray. But few towns can rival Llan- dudno in the,number or quality of dealers in fine metals and precious stones. Russell's, Ltd., in Lloyd Street,. h:-n~e a stock, the quality of which is equal to that of their more famous Liverpool estab- lishment and offered at .the same prices. Mr William Duncan at the lower end of Mostyn Street has long been noted for his selection of jewellery suitable for presents, and his stock this year is even more varied and wisely chosen. Mr F. L. Reading at the upper end in addition to his usual stock is shewing a. number of extremely chaste, French gilt jewel caskets, which are just the thing to com- plete the equipment of a lady's dressing table. At the Goldsmiths and Silver- smith's stores will be found some magni- ficent examples of the jeweller's art in the setting of precious stones which are offer- ed at a moderate price. At-Willian-is" in Central Mostyn Street the windows are at- tractively dressed with a. very large variety of presents suitable for Christmas, off which substantial discount is offered purchasers. YEi OLD CI 11UO SIT IE SHOPPE. Presents of a more useful nature are shewn at Mr F. Holland's "Ye Old Curiositie Shop." One window has been made gorgeous with roses and another with chrysanthemums to better set-off the attractiveness of his beautiful aids to table decoration in the form of Crown Derby, Worcester, Doulton and other china, while connoisseurs in old china will find many delightful samples of Rockingham, Wor- cester Spocle Salopion and other ware, some of the specimens being exceedingly rare. THE; PATH TO HEALTH. It is acknowledged that the pathway to health is the "foot" path, therefore resi- dents should see to it that they do their -hristmas shopping well shod. Messrs. Morton are shewing some special lines for hard winter wear at very moderate prices. In addition to his well-chosen stock of boots and shoes Mr C. H. Bevan has made a very tasteful window display of fancy slippers and dress shoes which would make very serviceable presents. CHIEFLY FOR LADIES. At Christmas those who cater more par- ticularly for the fair sex make special effort to attract, and it is often difficult to get near their windows. Mr W. R. Brookes was first in the field this year, one of his windows being set out as a pretty bedroom scene, with baby in a little cot and mamma watching over her attired in a very "comfy" looking dressing gown. This proved a very great attraction, and many made a special trip to see it, doubt- less not without effect, on the shop till. Mr Wm. Arnold, at Rochester House, makes a special feature of his Welsh shawls, than which no more acceptable Christmas present could be made to a lady, combining as they do lightness and warmth, notwithstanding Mr Arnold's ad- vertisement of "shawls by the ton." Mr E. -0. Davies, "The Bee Hive," is well- stocked with very appropriate presents in the way of gloves, ties, motor scraves, etc., at prices to suit moderately filled purses. Mr S. Bartley's establishment is one of the oldest in town and enjoys a re- putation for reliability extending over a very lengthy period. Mr Robt. Roberts is another of the "old standards" who has catered for Llandudnoites, and invariably gives his customers satisfaction be their requirements small or large, while across the road Mr Ben Jones has very taste- fully decorated his windows with drapery novelties, necessities and luxuries. Messrs. W. S. Williams and Sons, as usual, have a very novel window display. This year it consisted of a realistic fire scene, with a fire engine clashing up. The design was well-carried out. and it was the centre of attraction when unveiled on Friday. Some novel designs in calendars were shewn this year in addition to the usual stock. These consisted of designs carved in wood and of humorous concep- tion. At those fine and commanding premises at the corner of North Parade, known as Cheltenham House, there is a most tasteful display of millinery, blouses, and other ladies apparel which cannot fail to charm and attract. MEN'S WEAR, Those in search of Christmas presents for male relatives can make no mistake if they decide upon some article of wearing apparel, a very attractive display of which has been made by Messrs. Hepworth and Son, Ltd., 52, Mostyn Street. Ties, hats, gloves, scarves, travelling rugs, dressing gowns, smoking jackets, etc. are shewn in almost endless variety, all of which are produced in their own factories amidst healthy surroundings. No "slum-made", clothing is placed upon their shelves. Messrs. Bradley are specialists in ready- made clothing, and a study of their win- dows showed result in the rising male b 1 b generation being clothed warmly at moderate cost. MY LADY NICOTINE. Most men, we believe, are worshippers at the shrine of "My Lady Nicotine," the soother of ruffled feelings and business worries. A pipe, a cigar or a cigarette smoothes many a wrinkled brow, and no wives are so contented as those whose hus- bands jDass their evenings in the main by their own firesides smoking the pipe of peace after their day's work is clone. Wives who are. wise will therefore hie themselves to Wagstaff's, and for the bread winner's Christmas present pur- chase a packet of his-favourite brand of tobacco, cigar or cigarette, or one or more of the many smoker's requisites sold at the Gloucester. COMFORTS FOR, INVALIDS AND DELICATE: PERSONS. Comforts for invalids and delicate per sons make very suitable presents at this time of the year, and may be found in profusion at the establishments of our chemists. Hot water bottles appear to be. a. leading line in this direction, and are being shewn extensively by Miss Horni- blow, our only lady chemist, who is also specialising in perfumery. Messrs Win- ter and Co., both' at, their Mostyn Street and Craigydon establishments' are, making a. special feature this year of cameras and microscopes, and have a good show in their windows of their standard line, "Carrogol." At the northern end of the town Mr Mercer relies upon perfumery, of which he has a very choice selection to attract Christmas customers, and has also a large number of articles which would make very appropriate presents. THE GLASS THAT CHEERS. We have left this branch of Christmas trade to the last, -but it is by no means the least important. Here again those in search of good cheer are well catered for locally, and many a Christmas present takes the form of a case of wine or spirits on which the sellers have. duly paid the claims of the government. The number of brands of whisky of which one has a choice is legion, and of these Messrs. Grant and Go.'s "White Cap" (12 years old) or "Irivercauld" (10 years old) can be recommended. They were awarded a gold medal at the Amsterdam Exhibition of 1908. The firm also makes a speciality of Christmas hampers of large or small quantities which are safely packed for travelling. The North Wales Wine Stores strongly recommend their Iron Tonic Wine, and the brand is becoming in- creasingly popular locally. The same firm has made a very fine window display of the different brands of liqueur and are local agents for Allsopp's ales, which may beob- tained in small casks suitable for Christ- mas presents. Mr Hill, of the Harrington Hotel, also caters for the family trade in similar manner, and is agent for Messrs. Marston, Thompson, Evershed and Co., Burton-on-Trent. The sign of the "Clock" and the quality of the liquid commodities dispensed therein are well known, in fact most people look up to Messrs. Brown's goods a,s a standard of high quality. Another high-class firm is that of Messrs. Culley and Co.. who are now the tenants of the Carlton Buffet, and worthily un- hold its traditions.
THE ADVERTISER SAYS That a Cinderella Subscription dance was held at the Bijou Cafe on Monday last. That there was a capital attendance, and all the latest society dances were in- troduced.. That the light refreshments were a special feature, special novelties being intro- duced with great success. That Mr T. W. Stoddart presided at the pianoforte and gave complete satis- faction. That the third annual show of Doe's, Poultry, Pigeons, cage birds, cats and rabbits, under the auspices of the Welsh Northern Counties Fur and Feather Association, is to take place at Messrs. Jarvis and Woodyatt's Re- pository, Queen's Road. to-morrow (Saturday). That there are over fine hundred entries. That the admission in the morning is one shilling, and sixpence in the afternoon. That Messrs. D. O. Davies, W. Bailey. Gordon Chantrey, Edgar Bone, and Mervyn Griffith have been selected to play for the Inter-Welsh match in hockey at, Ruabon to-dav (Saturday), That the Library Bazaar has proved a great success. That the takings amounted to J6158 5s. lOd. That in addition to names alreadv pub- lished it should be mentioned that Miss Patrick upheld her reputation as a ticket seller. That we congratulate the ladies on the splendid result. That the electric lighting of the stage was zl_ kindly cloi-ie bN- Mr Willoughby Lance. That with the approach of Christmas we are all looking forward to seasonable we ather. That we would all gladly welcome a change from the wretched conditions That let it be soon is the unanimous cry. That during the next few days rnanv peo- ple will have a busy time locally. Tha.t the tradesmen are looking forward with confidence to a large turnover. That the hotels, boarding-houses and hydros are anticipating a number of guests. That there will be a Dog and Bird Show at Craigydon to-day (Saturday), a police court on Monday, the Guardian Society Dinner on Tuesday, Lloyd Street Girls' Concert at the Grand Theatre on Wed- nesday, Local Government Board In- quiry and Hot Pot Benefit on Thurs- day. in addition to a number of social events on various evenings. That a packed house was recorded at the Prince's Theatre on Thursdav last. That the occasion was an entertain- ment in aid of Xmas Hot Pot Fund. That the following artistes. Charlie Bray, of Rhyl; Harold Cocker, the marvel- lous boy violinist; Mr Denbigh Cooper, Mr Clem Brown, Miss Nellie Hill. Little Johnne, and the Town Silver Band, ail took part. That encores were freely distributed, Charlie Bray being the favourite. That the financial result should gladden the hearts of the Hot Pot Fund Com- mittee. That on Thursday next a further benefit performance has been arranged for this same fund, at the Pier Theatre oi Varieties. That L. Ü. U. Jones, The Droll: Mr J. Egberts, and Miss Florrie Luther have promised to appear. That the Boy Scouts will assist Mr Roberts in the "Empire Song," That there is an excellent series of pictures at this home of entertainment this week. That the Hippodrome Skating rink has been well patronised, more especially on Wednesday evening. That commencing Wednesday next the rink will be opened daily for a fortnight. That we hear.of many visiting ritikers,who intend making Llandudno their head- quarters in order, to indulge in their pastime;
PIER THEATRE OF VARIETIES.— Amongst the very excellent series of pictures we have seen this week at this house of entertainment, we were much struck with "Under Western Skies." one of those famous Cowboy stories which appeal to old and young. "The Bullfight in Chili" was most exciting, and devoid of any unpleasant episode. "The Geisha" was one of the prettiest colourings we have seen, and the story was made all the more enjoyable from the fact that the musical items were suited to the depiction. We notice that Mr S. Hughes, junr., with his customary and seasonable generosity, has set apart next Thursday for the benefit of the Hot Pot Fund. We predict a packed gathering.