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CAMBRIAN GOSSIP.

FUNERAL OF MADAME EDITH WYNNE.

LLANDUDNO PIER COMPANY.

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LLANDUDNO PIER COMPANY. The annual meeting was held at the Pier Pavillion on Saturday, Mr. Williams (chair man presiding over a good attendance. The Secretary (Mr. S. Hughes) submitted the report and balance sheet for 1896, show- ing a gross revenue of £ 12,417, the working expenses being £ 8,145. The profit on the year's,working was £4,271 15s. lid., which, with S999 10s. 4d carried forward from last year, made the sum available for divi- dend and other purposes £ 5,261 6s. 3d. The Directors recommended a dividend of 12i per cent; that Si,ooo be added to the re- serve fund and that Xi.,377 6s. 3d. be car- ried forward. The Chairman moved the adoption of the report, and congratulated the shareholders upon th9 fact that the £ 8 shares now fetched E15 18s. 9d. Before next season the end of the pier would be widened, gaining 700 square yards, and making accommodation for 2,000 more promenaders. The steamers' landing stage was also being greatly im- proved: They had engaged Mr. A. E. Bartle, Southport, as conductor of the concerts for another season: also Mr. Arthur Payne, London, as leader and solo violin. Dr. William Nichol seconded, and stated that the concerts would begin at Easter, earlier than was ever attempted yet. The report was adopted. Messrs. T. Williams, W. Bevan, B. Wood- cock, and Cooke were re-elected directors, and a fee of 360 guineas was voted to them for the past year's services. In reply to shareholders, it was stated that the company would oppose the proposed erection of a new pier on the ground that it would interfere with the navigation and de- tract from the beauty or the bay.

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