Fifty-seven law students are to be called to the Bar at the Inns of Count on April 24th.
THE WELSH UNIVERSITY COLLEGES. ANNUAL REPORTS. The following reports concerning the three Welch University Coii-eges appear in the annual "Blue Book just issued by the Board of Educa- tion :— The report from the University College of Wales. Aberystwyth, gives information under a large number of heads relating to the objects, constitution, buildings, etoff, and educational work, students, and finances. The number of students at the opening of the last academical year, 1905-6, was 433. These students at the commencement of the last academical year wen, di.vide.d as follows:—Men, 211: women, 222. lu addition to the^e regular students, 39 men (farmers' sons and others engaged in agricul- ture) attended a seven weels' courpc on agricul- ture. chemistry, and kindred subjects during tho Michaelmas term of the session 1905-6, and 13 attended an extended short course during Mich- aelmas and Lent terms. Twelve men also at- tended a six weeks' course in English law du- ring the Easter term. The students were dra.wn from the following sources:—North Wales. 68; South Wales, 251: England, 113; and Ireland, one. Seven students have graduated M.A., and three have lxen elected Universities Fellows. Three former students have been elected Gil- christ travelling students of the University, one has graduated D.Sc.. and six have graduated B.D. The finances show the expenditure (in- cluding debit balance of Da.y Training Depart- ment, B357 17s 5d) to have amounted to £70,957 7b 3d, and the receipts leave a deficiency for tho year of B280 13s 2d. The total expenditure in connection with the Agricultural Department was L1907 Is. At the University College of North Wales, Bangor, the number and sex of the sludents during the session of 1904-5 was :-Ma.lcs, 204; females, 133; total, 337. The student were con- tributed by various countries:—North Wales, 247; South Wales, 30; England, 56; Scotland, one-, Ireland, two; and West Indies, one. The following degrees and other diplomas were gained during 1904-5 Ve of Wales: De- gree of B.A., pass 16, honours 19; degree of B.Sc., pass 6, honours 7; degree of M.A.; certi- ficate of education, 3. University of London: Degree of B.Sc. pass 1, honours 1. National Frobel Union: Higher certificate, 3. The ac- counts show tillt the expenditure (including a debit balance of £ 348 at the beginning of the year), amounted to £ 10,490 126 9d. and the re- ceipts to £ 9455 19:> Sd, which left a deficit of £ 1034 13s Id. Upon the Ag rl cultura.1 Depart- ment account the total expenditure was J62708 76 7d, the year having been commenced with an adverse balance of JM17 13s 5d, and closed with a deficit of £ 391 14s lid. The University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire, during the session of 1904-5, had 551 students, and in addition to these 113 stu- dents were trained at the Training School of Cookery and Domestic Arts. Of these 160 at. tended one oourse, 67 two courses, and 437 threo or more courses of lectures. Of the total num- ber of day students, 376 were men and 283 women students. In addition to the regular day r-tud-ents and cookery students, the following attended special courses of lectures:—School hygiene, 122 students; midwifery for midwives, 83 students; mining and the allied subjects held during the three weeks beginning August 21st, 1905. 51 students. Of the 551 students referred to above, 451 attended secondary schools before entering the college. The distribution according to localities is as follows:—Cardiff, day students 168, cookery students 50: ether parts of Glamor- ganshire, 236-39; other counties in Wales. 125-21; England and abroad. 22-3; totals, 551-113. The general income and expenditure shows that the latter amounted to £ 15.705, and that a surplus of E385 18s remained from the receipts, and was transferred to the capital ac- count.
WELSH INDUSTRIES -"Li!BITION AT MANCHESTL: Arrangements have been made to hold a com- petitive exhibition and sale at Manchester in December next yea.r. Lady Mostyn, of Talaore, will be glad to hear from intending exhibitors, and' letters addressed to Talacre wilj be for- wardod There is to be no sale in London thin year.
Lord Kitchener's t-eirm of servicc as Com- manden-in Chief in India has been extended for two years. Mr James Gillet, formerly Bret Harle's mining partner, and the original of Harte's T)ru/tihful James in hds poem originally entitled "Plain Language from Truthful James," but commonly called "The Heathen Chinee," died on Saturday at Sonera, California. To oop-e wjth the smoke rai once a Munich mechanic has invented a series of small tanks over which the smoke escapes. It is claimed that the smoke is absorbed bv the water. Mr Wade, the sculptor, 1MS just been ccm- rnimionod to execute the first statue of the Princess of Wales as a ]>cn,dant to his statue of the Prince of Wales, a'r0:L¿Y unveiled in Hong Kong.
ti I ASea-sonable about During the body's Spring-cleaning opera- ? ? tlons muddy complexions and unhealthy S tarH: skins are common complaints. Blotches and i pimples about the face and neck, irritating I eruptions on chest or back, and greasy, ill-con. ditioned patches of skin on various parts, show the almost universal need for Zam-Buk. IA ffl&NRSw 6* Spring skin-sickness is the result partly of winter nTttM/y* hardships and partly of increased activity. The MlySmmn kidneys are now sending extra quantities of impure aly&W matter to be dealt with by the skin, and before the r>l elaborate surface-drainage system is properly awake J|j|g|Jf after the winter's lethargy, pores and glands get choked IjpwfR up. The delicate mechanism of the tissues is thrown out a ui1! of gear, and unsightly eruptions call for help as plainly. VLbS as a skin can speak. r p Mi Zam-Buk's help is the right kind because it is natural and never-failing. It is natural because Zam-Buk is made Evil up solely of the rich saps, juices, and aromatic oils got from ffl \H healing herbs; never-failing because it works hand-in-hand |\ 1 with Nature herself—on Nature's lines and in Nature's own way. lUR •Zam-Buk's unique composition and consistency enable km i it to soak into the tissues without clogging the pores, and it really feeds the skin, besides acting as a tonic cleanser. f( J The inevitable result is that impurities are quickly dispersed, IM and the skin regains that healthy, well-nourished condition fflb which is essential to softness and clearness—the pleasant OHM feel" and the beautiful appearance. |$& Don't "carry coals to Newcastle" by resorting to comtncti creams and ointments. These things contain tiasiy animal fats and harmful « y?) mineral products-impure concoctions that only clog up the already surcharged pores and make matters worse. It is just as futile to rely gRegi on fatty emulsions and blood mixtures, things which may help the II Fra internal organs, but which have the skin to struggle on unaided. An unhealthy skin needs Zam-Buk, and no home can afford to be without a box. A DAlf4TY SAMPLE. ||\ Zam-Buk is also invaluable for such daily Tn ,w„ r 1 ao'shaP8 cuts, bruises, burns, scalds, T? fr?C,R/,T11ple b°* j spnuan chaflngs, it cures and wnd wj^'b a' ^bp* contain^ r.sariy? 4 clth Coast Pioneer, April 18/07. D Ilpr t4 A. IN-CURE
fLLANDUDNO URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL, APPOINTMENT OF THE NEW CHA-RMAN. SERVICES OF THE RETIRING "SPEAKER" COMMENDED. FAIR WAGE CLAUSE CARRIED. The annual mooting- of the Llandudno Urban District ')ounoil was held on Wednesday even- ing. Mr J. J. Marks presided a-t the outset, and the other members present were Messrs E. E. Bone, J. McMaster, T. W. Griffith,J. O. Tnomas, S. Chantrey, Robert Roberts, W. H. Jones, Henry Wilson. F. J. Sanson, J. R. Dawson, Pi;'roe Jonas. Hugh Edwards, W. 0. Williams, William Thomas David Davids, together WlltJl Messrs Alf 'Jonolly (clerk and solicitor), E. P. Stevenson (engineer), Walter Wood (accountant), H. Morton (electrical engineer), and other officials. THE NEW CHAIRMAN. At the outset the Retiring Chairman inti-matoo that the first business on the agenda was the anpointmoaiit of a chairman for the ensuing year. Mr J. 0. Tkomsa, J.P.. who was cordially rihoered on rising, said he had the greatest, possible pleasure in moving that. Mr Chantrey be Mr Maries's euooesjor in the chair. Thev a.11 knew Mr Chantrey. and had had opportunities to appreciate the excellence of hiG work in com- mittees and on the Council (hear. hear). Ho (the speaker) felt certain Mr Chantrev would fulfil the duties of the chair to the credit of the town. the Council, and himself. and to the satisfaction of everybody (hear, hear, and ap- plause). Mr Bone said it was with the greatest plea- sure he seconded the proposal. He thought they cmdd congratulate themselves on the fact that thev possessed a fair number of young men on the C<Ytincil, ind in that respect Mr Ch an trey was fortunate, for he had youth nnd vigour on rus side (hear. hear). He thought that if Mr Chantrey carried out his duties with the same vigour, decision, and promptitude thpit hed marked the retiring chairman's year of office ffliey might well look forward to another very successful term of service (hear. hear). During tiie past vear they had been remarkably free from squabbles and unpleasantness, and he lioped the forthcoming year wou!d be character- ised with the same good feeling amongst the members (hear. hear). He had1 no doubt, Mr Cha ntrev would fee] it. a pleasure and an honour to devote his attention to the new duties. A DISSENTIENT VOICE. Mr Dawson said he did not rise to move an amendment, but, ts he felt ih h6 dutv to do what the Public TTonJth Act called voting neu- tral, he must explain his vote. They a. re- oocm.ised that Mr aha-ntrev would maJce a first- cl chairman, but he felt ho could not vote iovOfr Cha,ntre^s annointment when tho chair- manship had not booti offered to the oldest member of th° Council who had never oc^imied tfbe chair. He referred to Mr Wm. Williams. Thev had been told manv and mianv a time by Bome of the older members of the Conneil th pi- th", honouns a.ssociated with the cha irm-A.ni=hr,r> ffarflild co round, and. now that Mr Wm Wil 1Li:1m;; had became, on the retirementJ of Mr levari, the oldest member of the Council, hp 3m d not been oneroid the nœi,.i0n. TTi^vrevfoTC. witJlOllt any di.snjirn £ rematit of the a-bil'ities of IV" Chantrerv, he (the speaker) rniigf vote ne'itra'. Th. motion was nut to the r all the rnon!h;?8 reeordin.tr in its favour with the ex- cept, of Mr DMK™ A WELCOME. The n.fh.in Chairman Mr Chantrey, the Donne-! have apiToin^^nd yon to the arduous yet mosH honourable pop'+ion of the ch.i.irmsn of this authority—the VCTV hicrhest. civic position which Hbe town can bestow ur>on you. T hopp voyl eniov, ns I ha.ve done, the confidence tlnA go-,I will of the. Conneil. and tn:1.t in a year's time, when vour term of office is np, you will ked von have rei-aimed the oenfidonee and may I <-> the regard of ench of vour fe]low-coim- ciJ101 (hear, hear). M* Marks then hA.1,rt.i]V fhoo-V hit? snnce«90T by tho band, and, whiPe relinnnishino- the official kev remarked: 1Vfav I rono-raitnlate von, 1\"T I' niv-Yvm. T now hand you the kov of the B.Ïtl1:,ti'V11 (1'1"1'},+' arwl a-rm'nuscV THE CHAIRMAN'S R^PLV Mr Chantrey formally took the chair midst lan encouraging cheer, and, in response, said he Cha.nked the mover and seconder for the kind way in which they had submitted his name, for that office, and the other members of the Coun- cil. excepting Councillor Dawson, for the land way in which they had adopted him as their ahajrm-an for the year. He was exceedlngty ."Borry to hea.r Mr Dawson's remarks, because he Was not aware that that honour had not been offered to Mr Wm. Williams (hear, OOM). He hoped it had been, because he would lie very sorry to see any old member overlooked. It was within his knowledge that the position had t-'s* offered to two other os-teenied members— \Mr W. H. Jones aind Mr W. 0. Williams-who did not see their way clear to acoept office this year. No one regretted that more than he did. The honour conferred upon him was a, very important one, and he would try to uphold the dignity and prestige of the Council to the best, of his ability. He felt he had a very difficult predecessor to follow. Mr Marks hrrd been a marvel lotus chairman. The way m which lie had conducted the meetings, and his prompt der isions (often in difficult oircumstanoes) would be difficult to emulate, but he (the speaker) Sloped, with the assistance of the clerk, to give has ruling to their satisfaction (hear, hear). Ho did not know that the forthcoming year would be marked with a.ny groat ovents. There was tio probability of a visit by Royalty or any groat ;>ersonages—(A Voice: We hope so)— the only event of interest which they could per- bapi, anticipate would be the opening of the new t.ramway (hear, hear, and laughter). Un- fortunately, that appeared to be as remote to clay as it was six months ago. Still thev must liope for the beet. Before he sat down he would like to refer to one or two points. In the first place he oould congratulate himself upon the fceneral state of the town at the commencement of til's- year of office (hoar, hea,r). Though they bad passed through a period of depression during the ilast three or four years, he confidently hoped .tha..t that had passed off, and that they ha-d be- fore them a better season than they had ex- ■perienoed for some time. The trade of the country had improved, and it was to be ex- pee ted they would reap some of the benefits at 'IJandudno (hear, hear). The financial position ,Ief the town was splendid, and their municipal Undertakings were in first rate order, whilst their roads were never in a better condition, jwhich was an important matter because |Strangers were apt to estimate a place from ,1iheir first impressions of it. Their officials, the Surveyor, were responsible for that Satisfactory state of affairs, especially having •fo^Eprd for the fact that the work had been ac- complished whilst the Council were exorcising economy (hear, hear). He also oongratulated feimself upon the constitution of the Council. All the various sections of tihe ratepayers were Represented, and if the members supported him in the same way as they had supported the re- foing chairman by their regularity in attend- knoe, their loyalty to the Chair and their en- ^nuRtasm in their work ho would not regret hav- ing accepted the honour conferred upon him. in conclusion, Mr Chantrey paid a glowing tri- t>ute to the excellent manner in which the Coun- ol s officials had performed their duties during Ole past year (applause). "AN IDEAL OHAIRMAN." ,JIr T- W- Griffith, after oongratu- totang Mr Chantrey, proposed the ^ouncil s hearty and cordial thanks to Mr Marks for the very able way in which he had Donducted the proceedings off the Council du- ring his year of office. The retiring Chairman fca-id Mr Griffith, wae undoubtedly very firm and fluite unswerving in his ruling when occasion re- quired nevertheless, he brought to beair upon Is work such an amount of dignity and tactful- Oess that everything ended in a highly satiefao tV'^i IT^ailDer- In fact; continued the speaker, I T1-i that Mr Marks proved himself an ideal chairman—(hear, hear),-and to crown vJ; i axduoV8 ^nd exacting dutiee during the r, he proy^ed us, on a certain evening last of u a meeting g coanciilors and the staff. This, in mv opui- »n formed a gmnd conclusion to a very success- of °ffioe ((hear, hear). I am sure it is wish of the Council to plaoe on record their pprccation of the splendid and faithful service the retiring Chairman, and that we all wish Mre Maries, hie little daughter, and Mrs arks (eerrr.) many years of happiness and of P^ausoJ town of their adoption (ap- Jones and Mr R. Roberts cordially Ppoited the motion, which was carried with "•mation. THE YEAR'S WORK. spi*L^alksi in "IP1™- he was afraid the hiri in errod a little in their kindness to S„^TnneCtl°n AWlt\th,e extent of -^rvice -the year. At the beginning of the vear new speaker he had pcrha^ been a L K° 'U h,1S •ruhng> ^ut ^'me went he hfd ,iri th^ r^pect it Proceeding, Mr Maries said that as c^tornary for retiring Chairman to *ou7rt u yca r R work on 6ucl1 occasion, ho briefly refer to some of the most Lm- Ut matter, dealt with during -his term of tfelati ^irs'' there was the question to the thoroughfare leading from the 0Qauj^ro^r to thedr growing suburbs. In the of Gloddacth-avenue and the con- ^J^O-n of Mostyn Broadway; tardy justice had done to a very large group of ratepayers, and an opportunity presented for the further de- velopment of the district. Then there was an- other important matter, in which Mr Robert Robertt; had taken a great deal of interest, 1 namely the widening of Llanrhos-road, which was now practically an accomplished fact (hear, hear). They had taken a considerable amount of care in trying to avoid that awful 6courge, the I dust nuisance on their roads. Unfortunately, they could not please everybody, but so far as the prevention gpf the evil was concerned, he thought the bar treatment had been on emphatic fcuooeag (hear, hear). In deciding upon their scheme for the removal of house refuse in that part of the district, he believed they had meted out a small measure of justice to the residents on the Great Orme's Head. They had also painted, carried out some protection work, and fixed a new shelter on the Promenade. A DIPLOMATIC TRIUMPH! But, perhaps the most important work of the year, eo far as results were concerned, was a triumph of diplomatic tact, and also a large measure of readiness to meet the Council by the Ecclesiastical Cemmifsioners in reference to the agreement arrived at respecting the sewevS (hear, hear). He, as a lawyer, and Mr Bone as another, oould assure them that they would have incurred hundreds, and perhaps thousands of pounds of expense if they had gone about that matter in a fooliiih way (hear, hear). They had moreover provided additional plant at the elec- tricity works to meet the extra. demand im- posed by the new tramway, and they had. started in a small way afforestation work at L!yn Du- ly n, the trees for which had been the kind gilt of Mr McMaster. He thought that was a step in the right direction. The hospital had been rc-painted outside, the drainage had been con- nected with the town system; and certain pre- cautions in the event of a fire outbreak had been instituted. Another step in the proper direction was the provision of proper moorings for yachts- men. And all those improvements had been carried out while the rates had been reduced by 2d in the £ (applause). Mr Wood (accountant) had been good enough to provide him with in- formation comparing the position of the town 30 years a.go and now. Thirty years ago the rate levied in Llandudno produced a total sum of £ 3796. In 1906 the rate levied amounted to a total of £ 17,494 7" Id, and he made bold to say that, although there was an enormous differ- ence between the JS5700 of 30 years ago and the E17,000 of 1906, that was no instance of the "wickedness of the Radicals," but an example of good government and progrostuvencss of the town, which, he was sure would, under Mr Chantrey's chairmanship, continue in the right way for another year (applause). THE COMMITTEES. The following committees were appoinw:- Works Committee: MoesBrS David Davies, Pierce Jones, W. II. Jones. J. MoMaeter, J. J. Marks, R. Roberts, J. '0. Thomas, Wm. Thomas, and Henry Wilson. Water and Gas: Messrs T. W. Griffith, Pierce Jones, W. H. Jones, J. MoMaster, T. Smith Wm. Thomas, and W. O. WillKwns. Sanitary: Messrs David Daviee, J. R. Daw- son, Hugh Edwards, W. H. Jones, J. J. Marks. F. J. Sairson, J. 0. Thomas, Ilenry Wilson, and Wm. Williams. Bye-Laws: Mesflrs Hugh Edwards, T. W. Griffith, Pierce Jcine?, R. Roberto, T. Smith, Wm. Williams, amd"W. O. Williams. Finsuioe: Messrs E. E. Bone J. R. DawSon, T. W. Griffith, J. MoMaster, 'R. Roberts, J. 0. Thomas, Wm. Tlhomtas, and W. O. Williams. A GIFT. A letter was read from Mr A. D. T. Maries, on behalf of his mother, offering to present the Council a portra-it in oils of his father, the late Mr T. T. Marks to be piaoed in the Coun- cil Chamber, as a memento of the long oon- jicobj,a,n of the fajiniAy with Ulie Council att Llajidtudno The Chairman,oin behalf of the Council, ac- cepted tlie offer wdtih thanks. APPOINTMENT OF VETERINARY SURGEON. The Works Committee reported that they had reoeived tonders for voterin-ary at'ondanee, etc.. to úhe Council's horses for a PÐljod of twelve months, from Mr Booth, Colwyn Bay, and Mr C. A. Hutton, Llandudno. The com- mittee reoommendied that the tonder of Mr Booth be aocr-ipted, Mr F. J. Sarsoin said that as the difference in the tenrclers was so slight, he moved an amendment that Mr C. A. Hutton be appointed as Mr Iluttoai was a ratepayer in the town, and was fuilv alified. Mr Hugh Edwards: What is the difference between the tenders ? The Surveyor explained that the difference was threefperiioe per horse per annum, Mr Booth's price being 20s per horse, and Mr Hut- ton's prjco caarno to 20s 3d por horse. .1 Mr E. E. Bone askod whcitheir it would not be a convenience to have the veterinary sur- geon residing in the town. Tho Surveyor replied that they had never had any difficulty with Mr Boo. Mr Wm. Thomas seconded the an-iondment,, which was oarriod. Mr Hutiton was there- fore appointed. THE PROTECTION OF THE BEACH. The Works Committee recommended the Con moil to carry ottifc itihe work of piotooting that portion of the beaali which lies botween Tudor-road and Vaugha,n-abroet in aomrdanee with bho ongmneer'is suggestion at an estimated cost of JS978. The Clerk read a from the Ratepayers' Association suggesting that tlie matter be de- ferred. Mr Robert Roberts said he believed that the amount estimated was onily a portion of what would be required in the future. He suggested that the matter ba referred back for a month, and that the question of going outside the Council for advice be considered. Ho would suggest that two or three members of ithio Council be added to the Works Com- mittee to deal with the question. Mr E. E. Rone Surely you can leave it to the Works Com;mitt-re. Mr Hugh Edwairds seconded Mr Roberts' pro- position. Mr W. O. Williams said that the beach of Llandudno was moot important to doal with, and ho hoped that tho matter would not be rushed without duo consideration. He con- tend-ed that the whole Council should take the responsibility in the matter, a,nd do everything in their power to protect tho beach for bath- ing. He strongly supported that the matter should be referred back. Mr T. W. Griffith thought they were cashing j a slur upon the Works Onmmittee, who had dealt with much larger schemes than the pro- tection of tbe boa/oh. It was decided to refer tho matter to the Works Committee. REDUCTION OF THE RATE. Mr E. E. Bono, in moving the adoption of the Finance Committee, said that with ragaird to the income and expenditure ao- eounte there was a surplus in hand of £ 590 All the committi&ef! had kept within their esti- mates, There was a net decroase in tho expen- "jJmc ^T205, ia,nd- an incraai*3 in tihe income ot £ 385 tibus making a total of £ 590, which he hoped would result in the ratea being re- duced this year from 3s 6d to 3s 4d (hear, hear). It would bo an advantage to llhe town far at to be known thait tihey had a very low rate at Handludno. He afeo desired to ex- press his mglh appreciation of the courtesy and patience of their accountant, who had render- ed valuable service to tihe Finance Ccanmittee. H<e congnvbi^atefdl the Counoid upon having sudh am excellent official as Mr Walter Wood (hoair, hear). CHANGE OF MEETING TIME. Upon tihe proposition of Mr J. 0 Thomas seoandled by Mr Robert Roberta, it was decided that the Council meetings be held at 2.30 p.m. instead of 6.30 p.m. during the months of June, July, August, and September. THE FAIR WAGE CLAUSE. MB F. J. Sarson moved the following res Dilu- tion: "That all oan,tracts hereafter entered into by the Llandudno Unban DiBtriot Council shall contain the fairt wages clause now included in the Mcctyn broad way contraot." In support of his motion, Mr Sairsan said: When be moved a similar resolution in November, 1905, it met with been opposition from the Council, so much so that only three out of 17 members present voted in its favour. Mr W. 0. Williams, Mr Roger Dawson, and himself. Jusit prior to the elections in March, 1906, he moved that the same resolution should be inserted itf the Mostyn Broadway 000- tract. After a spirited debate it was oaj-riod by 12 votes to five neutral, one member being absent, as HI the original division. He sincere- ly hoped that the whole of the Council would decide in its favour at that meeting. WThat ha.d been the effect of its inclusion in the Mostyn Broadway contract ? The workmen engaged thereon had expressed to him their satisfaction ai tihe wages paid to them; Mr Dean, the contractor, informed him that he had not the slightest abjection, to it. and, In fact, preferred its insertion in any contract he oarried out. Therefore, if master and man were satisfied, why need the Council resist its adoption? (hear, hear). In all Government oomitriact a similar clause wae iwisisted upon. In reeponse to the resolutions agreed to in the Oo'm.m<ona by all parties, the I/ondm County Conneil, numerous Boards of Guardians, County Councils, and over 600 muni- cipalities, and District Councils had adopted a fair wage douse for oompulsary insertion in all oontracte entered into by them. The great concensus of public opinion was increasing in its favour. The main objects of the clause were (1) The payment of the standard rate of wages to all competent meai, or. in other words, that any oontraotoT carrying cunt a Council con- traot shall pay to his workmen such rates of wages as are recognised and pa,id by Llandudno contractors to their workmen thus all contrac- tom for Council work would be placed on the same level. (2) Government long ago enacted that all work executed for local authorities must be performed by competent men. (3) The aboli- tion of sweating and the adoption of a fair day's wage for a fair day's work. Ai3 a Council, they did not* pay their own labourers more than a guinea a week, out of which sum deductions were made if bad weather prevented a workman putting in his full week's time. On the other hand, Llandudno contractors paid their labourers not less than 24s, and as much as 25s for a full week's work. He maintained that it was almost impossible for a workman and Ilia family to subsist in Llandudno upon the ba.re necessaries of life v; IL'i a wage of 21s per week. It was nigh time they fell into litne wiih other l-ooal employers, and paid their men the stand- ard rate of wages. What wore the statements made against the clause? continued Mr Sarson. That all em- ployees should be gradc-d and classified, and paid accordingly. If a builder employed 50 joiners oould he pay them 50 different rates of pay? When a joinor had passed through his apnrentioo&hiip ho had' become a competent workman, and was entitled to the standard rate of wagers in his trade agread upon between master and ma.11. In the aggregate the master obtained full value for his wa.ge payments. It would throw out of employment infirm and in- competent unskilled workman. Certainly not! The Council employed men of that class to-day. The majority of Trades Unions say to such men. after a certain ago or iin consequence of physical d'Aibilitv: "You are no longer entitled to the standard' rate of wages, a.nd you must make the best terms you can for your labour with your employer." No hardship is inflicted upon any contractor. In this event he is not compelled to employ any incompetent or infirm man. A workman's disability was fairly recognised by Trades Unions and employers alike. It was of specific advantage- to the ratepayers that when- ever their mOTi-sw was spent thev should have full value for their outlay. This was to be obla;ned and secured bv the employment of the best available labour, and taking care that such labour is rewarded by its value in the eh ape of the standard rate of wages for such work. Rv this means the i.nt<era^s of both ratepayers a.nd workmen would be safeguarded, and a satisfac- tory conclusion arrived at by both parties. He asked them, by an unanimous vote, to approve of this resolution for the sake of all ratepayers, those who pay, aind those who receive, so that an end, may be puit to the possibility of any Council contractor underpaying any of his em- ployees out of the ratepayers' monies, and, moreover, that, they should now fall into line with the numerous governing authorities through- out ,he country who had adopted this clause, and affirmed the wisdom and justice of its main- tenance. Mr J. R. Dawson seconded, and maintained that competent men should receive competent wages. Mr W. II. Jones said that he was in favour of a fair day's pay for a fair day's work, and was in favour of tjic, standard wage be.ing "aid to those who were worth it. Almost the whole of the work done by the Council was done in the winter, and therefore provided employment for many who would otherwise be out of work. On the Gloddkieth-avenuo contract, last year there were shoemakers, butchers, and billposters work- ing, but it would not be right to expect the contractor to pay those men the same rate of wages as properly qualified men. Mr Robortt Roberts moved that the matter be referred to the Works Committee for considera- tion. The Clerk said that the amendment was not in order. Mr W. 0. Williams supported the resolution on the grounds that at present owing to dearth of work in the wiiaiiter months. contractors oould compel men to work for less than the standard ra.t.e of wages. He thought it was a shame to oompel even a labourer to work for less than twenty shillings a week. Mr T. W. Griffith said that, the principle had practica.'ly been adopted bv the members of the Council. He supported the resolution. Mr J. J. Marks said that there were many difficulties in the way of the fair wage clause being adopted at Llandudno. The passing of such a. clause would adifl to the burden of the ratepayers, and every contract would go up. Upon being put to the vote. Mr Sarson's re- solution war- carried by a majority.
THE NEW CHAIRMAN. A POPULAR APPOINTMENT. Llandudno will this year have one of its three largest ratepayers to preside over the delibera- tions of the local governing body in the person of Councillor Samuel Chantrey, who at the an- nual meeting of the Llandudno Urban District Council, on Wednesday evening, was elected chair- man. The selection is a most popular one. Mr Chantrey, it will be remembered, made a vigorous fight in the recent County Council election at Lla.ndudno, and he is a staunch Con- servative and Churchman, though not by any means an extremist. Mr Chantrey has had a wide and varied experience. Having been elected for the first time on the Council seven years ago, he has been a most valuable member of the following committees :—The Finance, the WTorks, tho Bye-laws, and the Water, Gas and Electricity. In 1904 he was appointed cliair- man of the Finanoe Committee. His services MR S. CHANTREY, I on these committees, and as a member of the Council have well qualified him for the dignified 'position to which he has now been promoted. Mr Chantrcy is a native of Llandudno. In 1872 the Imperial Hotel was built for his father by Mr Leonard Raw. The hotel has since been enlarged three or four times, and is one of the handsomest buildings in the town. Mr Chantrey commenced his career in a shipping merchant's office in London, and in 1836, in consequence of his father's failing health, he returned to Llandudno to take charge of the hotel business. During the past 21 years he has led a very busy life, and has devoted much time and energy for the advancement of his native town. Tho new chairman, who is a prominent Free- mason, has been a member of the Llandudno Town Improvement Association since its in- ception, and for a period of four years was chairman of the Executivo Committeo of the Association. He wa« the chairman of the directors of the Llandudno Coaching and Carriage Company a position which he occupied until the business was disposed of. He has also been chairman of the directors of the Grand Theatre for the past three years, and is a director of the Llandudno Property Investment Com- pany. Mr Chantrey was also an officer in the Royal Naval Volunteers up to the time of their disbandment. In Mr Chantrey, we feel sure, the Council will have a gentleman who will discharge the duties and functions appertaining to his office with befitting dignity, and who will do his utmost to still further enhance the popularity of Llan- dudno as the queen of Welsh watering places.
MOLD AND DENBIGH RAILWAY. The haJi-yearly meeting of shareholders of the Mold and Denbigh Junction Railway Company was held in London on Tuesday. Mr P. P. Pennant, the chairman, said the pro- portion of the traffic to receipts due to th;« company foe- the half-year ended the 31st Decem- ber last was £ 3752, being an increase of £37 6s 9d as compared with the corresponding period of last year. The increase was entirely due to the mineral traffic. There was a small decrease in passenger traffic, no doubt due to the foot tihat the Denbigh and Flintshire Show was not hold. The debenture stock A had been duly paid, and the directors recommend payment at the rate of £ 3 5s per annum on account of in- terest due. on debenture B, which was the same rate as last year. The report was adopted.
Mr d'Eynoount at Cloirkenw-all on Saturday described the First Offenders Act as very damgorous—"an Act tliait has produced more crime in this country than anything else I know of." Asked to succeed the Rev. C. F. Alced at Pembroke chapel. Liverpool, Mr C. H. Wat- kins, a student Hit Nottingham Baptist Col- ge, has declined tho offer. The salary is £600 a year.
FOOTBALL. [Continuation from 8th pap.] NORTH WALES AMATEUR CUP. (FINAL TIE-REPLAY.) HOLYHEAD SWIFTS v LLANDUDNO AMATEURS. ANOTHER DRAW. (By "Recorder.") Upwards of 2000 spectators attended the second encounter in the final tie of the North W"Ieo Ama/teur Oup between Holyhead Swifts and Llandudno Amateurs, at Bamgor, yesterday (Wednesday), and it is generally conceded that so far as the ciiy ground is concerned a record has been easily established. In addition, to the crowd on the field, about two hundred persons, mostly juveniles, enjoyed a free view of the gamo from the back yards of the houses which adjoin tho ground, whilst scores watched the proceedings from the distant elevated recreation ground. The majority of tihe spectators appeared to oome from Llandudno, that is judging by the cries which did not lack vigour, and several of them had donned fantastic raiment for the oc- casion. Not a wit less enthusiastic were the Sir Fonites, who encouraged their pets whenever thoy required a stimulus. T have seldom seen a bettor beha\ed crowd in the M.iigor en- closure in fact, they comported themselves murh bettor ilian certain players. The teams were :— Holyhead —Collier, gioal; Canlan and Parry, fuli backs; Taylor, W. T. Jones, and Dick Elli.-5. half-backs; II. Roberts, Bogne, J. Rowlands. O B. E«1 wards, and Brown, forwards L'andudno:—Jim Williams, goal; Charlie Ro- berts and Lunt, full backs; Pearson, Gcorgie Davies. ;md Jaeob Williams; haJf backs; Alder son, Welch, J. Willia" Brooks Evans, and Hotchkiss, forwards. Referee: Mr Beech, Rhyl. Holyhoad won tho tees, and they made the first aggressive movement, Bogue put-ting tho right wing in possession. The Llandudno de- fenders were on the spot, however, and clearcd. "0. B." was the hero of the noext movement, and the orowd heartily cheered hem for some grand work- Just at this etagj Alderaom was as busy as a bee. but the burly Parry was on his track, and he continuailly drove the ball up the field. Hereabouts it was observed that Charlie Ro- berts was limping, he having been aociMentally kicked. The crowd cheered lustily as Iluglue Roberts advanced along the right wing, and he covered a gond deal of ground when Pearson spoilt him by kicking out. HOLYHEAD ON THE AGGRESSIVE. The Anglesey men wore doing the most of the preisaing, and they continually looked like scoring, and they would have soared but for the 16 dogged persistency of Goargie Davies, who played ducks and drakes with J. Rowlands. Holyhead were not to be denied, although moat of their aasa-ults were frustrated, and Johnny Rowlands found himself in front of the Llan- dudno custodian, who effected a save which so,-it the Llandudno supporters almost frantic with deilight. Fouls became rather frequent, one by Begue, who made J aoob his victim, making the orowd yell. At length Holyhead forced fa comer kick off CJhailie Roberts, and Dick Ellis eemt across a daiay cutter. The ball had covered the heads of roveral of the crowd standing by the goal when W. T. Jones jumped up and diverted it into the corner of the net. The whole movement was tho work of an instant, and it was a meat creditable hit too; quite meriting th-3 fbunde-s of applause which greeted it Llandudno were quickly put on the defensive aga:n, and Johnny Rowlands as watchful as ever threaded his wa.y through the defenders, and everything looked rooy far the Anglesey folk until Pecirson got on the pivot's track when he was a few yards from his bailed;, a-nd uncere- moniously floored him. The referee added in- sult to injury by penalising Rowlands for being offside. Llandudno were by no means inactive, and Johnny Williams had one of the hardest bits of luck that could be imagined, the ball striking the poet at a teo-rifie speed. and it went out to HotohkiflB, who was lying- offside. The pace was a cracker, both teams playing for all they were worth, but somehow or other the Seosiders failed to g-et into their accustomed stride. Hotchkiss and Taylor met an mid-air, and an in&tant later on torra firmia. ajnd both appeared amused over the incident which ended in the referee ruling that both ooimmitited a foul, throw the ball up. THE EQUALISER. Two minutes from the interval the Seasiders advanced, but tho movement had no indication of bearing fruit. Brooks-Evans, however, drove im a ground shot, and in endeavouring to reach it Collier foil, but lie failed to seize it, and a terrific yell announced that the scores had been equalised. Increased activity was shown by both teams upon tihe resumption of hostilities, but the whistle soon went for half-time. Half-time: Holyhead 1, Llandudno 1. It was noticed, when the game was resumed, that Charlie Roberts was absent, but camo on again figuring itn tho outside right position, and Johnny Williams wont fuli back. But to all intents and purposes Roberts was praotd- cai'ilv a passenger. Some excitement was causod when Woldh forced the ball ahead, Aldea-on da.iting after it like a hare, as also did Collier, and the custodia-n was first and olea.red. There was some unpleasantness be- tween Dick Filis and C. Roberts, which looked like ending in blows. 0. B. Edwards afforded H. Roberts a grand chance, a.nd he promptly slammed the ball into the. not with a grand shot, but the referee had whistled for a. foul, though it proved of no advantage to the Anglesey toa/m. The Llandudno spectators vigorously hooted "Tiny" ConiQn for whrut appeared to be a perfectly fair charge. For a while Holyhoad pressed, but Johnny Wil- liams was in fine form in his new role his clearances being clean and lengthy. At the other ond, Welch looked Like getting through only PiMry proved too smart dew him. A ROUGH ELEMENT. A most regrettable rough element was now introduced into the game, and during one of the assaults an tho 'Llandudno goal, Collier and C. Roberts got ait Iqggerheads, and a display of fisticuffs was narrowly averted. It was only at this et-age of the game that Hochkiss gave us an idea taf his what he can do, tricking Conlan and Pamry in succession, and it looked odds on Alderson scoring, but he was a trifle too late. At tihe other end Diok Ellis almost did the trick 4noTn a free kick. Then Herby Hotohlriss again raised the hopes of the Llan- dudno spectators by running round Conlan, but somehow or other he got offside. Though Holyhead were pressing in (earnest, they seean- ed to fail at the oriitical moment, but Bogue &ent in a ibeauty from a. difficult angle. Hotclikiss appeared to be a marked man he was nut allowed to move -an inch wi-thout Tay- lor as company. Someone fired the baJl to- wards the Holyhoad citadel, and Parry dairted after it at top speed. So did Welch and the Llandudno forward had the satisfaction of collaring thj ball wliich the Holyhead baok banged against him._ Direatly afterwards, the whiiblo sounded for time up, much to the' sur- prise of the spectators, who imagined that there was four minutes more to play. No extra time was played. Final result: Ilciyhead 1. Llandudno 1. The teams will meet for the third time at Bangor ncxi. Saturday.
NOTES AND COMMENTS. (BY "CRITICUS.") History is repeating <rteelf. Last season Holyhead 'had to meei "eonfield on three occasions in the final tie of one of the cups at Bangor: this season they have to meet Llan- dudnoO tlnree times in the final tie of the North Wales Amateur Cup. The scoond encounter between the finalists took place at Bangor on Wednesday, before a crowd which completely taxed the capacity of the ground not to say the backyards of the James-stxeet houses and the side of the mountain. « < Both teams were at fuil strength, there being no alterations, although it was thought that Welch and Hotchkiss, who are employed in the Chester Theatre, would be unable to turn out. Prompt to time. Referee Beech set the game in motion, and it was quickly seen that the dry turf was eminently more suitable to the heavy Holyhead men than the greasy turf which played havoc with them at the first encounter amd they quickly got away at a nioe swinging pace. • » • • The Llandudmo defenders were on the alert, however, and we next saw the ball travelling from end to end at an exhilarating pace, with tho Iiolyhetadians doing most of the pressing. About twenty -minutes of the game bad elapsed when tihey forced a corner kick, with which Pick Ellis was allowed to try JUs luok. Me sent the ball skimming over the heads of most of .1;00 players, but suddenly a head bobbed up. and before the custodian or any- body else had quite realised' the situation Holyhead hod scored what can only be do- scribed as a splendid goal. » • Nothing daunted, tihe Llandudno players .mwe strenuous efforts to soore and two min- utes from .the interval, Brookes-Evans equalised with a shot which was nicely timed and do- livered with unerring aim. < < Owing- to the injury to Charlie Roberts, he was to all intents and purposes a passenger in the aeoond half, and he plavxl with the at- tacking force, Johnny Williams dropping back. t < IJandudno played an eminently better game in the- second hajf, Hotchkiss apparently find- ing his feet, a.nd he gave Collier some rare teasers. Holyhead were by no means sleepy, but bath sidas failed to eoore a.nd have to mvi'i another day—namely, Saturday next a.t Ba.ngor. • • • • The popular idea in Bangor was tliat Holy- head would take the cup home with them And they would have done so, too, had there been a liu:, more combination shown amongst the forwards. The custodaan was Bafe, the backs were reliable (that is when Hotchkiss was not operating against them), the halves did their work well (W. T. Jones deserves a famther in leis cap for that goal of his), but the forwards were not up to scratch. Of ocMiree. one does not expect much combined play in a cup tie but it should not be com- pletely absent. Wliilst giving Johnny Row- la.nds all praise for -his vim and dash (he is am among enthiLsi-j-ita). I would advise him to make every e-ffoit to keep on- side It the next game. « As was the case with tho Holyheadians, Llandudno were weak in the attacking divi- sion. Why will Welch cling to the ball as though it was glued to 11.13 toe. and why did lie avoid Conlan so often on Wednesday ? Alderson was starved; but Brookes Evans de- serves credit for his good. Gcorgie Davies was tho star performer at lialf back, and Lunt was safe, and until he was injured C. Roberts tackled finely. 'The cust-cdian fell into his old trick of retaining the ball until tho last poseiblo moment. » • T'hc srato receipts amounted to E44 15s 6d, -;t £ 34 73 at the previous game. JOTTINGS E. A SPECTATOR. 'Twas a memorable match. The excitement was intense and as catching as the cholera. A cool and collected spectator was a rara avis. Everyone was a red-hot-headed enthusiast, and the cold philosophical air of even the pressmen dwindled into nothingness. < < < The followers of each team contested the right to be heard. There was a continual Niagara of sound emanating from the deep-lunged partisans, whilst rattles and horns made the noon hideous. The golden locks of the Llandudno fairy, the rainoow hucd umbrella and hat of the Holy- head agitator, and the crown of wild olives which adorned the head of a fervid Bangorian, not to mention the manifold-coloured dresses of the ladies (or wete they Suffragettes?) added much to the picturesque pandemonium-like spectacle. » Behold the referee. A solid, substantial man is he. Evidently he has thrived on criticism, for who so oft is criticised as the knight of tho whistle? But Mr Beech delights in the fray, and his business-like methods and expert knowledge of the game endow him with dignity and authority even when ba.thed in perspiration as he follows the sphere on itrl zig-zag course. • • *» The Holylieadians—as befitted Ireland's next door neighbours — were brimming over with humour—good or bad as the case might be. When near their opponenti; goal their smile w.as a. "thing of beauty," and it would have been "a joy for ever" had the ball penetrated through the uprights past Jim Williams. And their gasp was wide and soul-stirring when the sphere clung to the light fantastic toes of Hotchkiss or Welch, and seemed to play hide and seek with the a.lert Collier. Collier is a fine custodian, well-up in the "catch-as-catch can" art, and possessing a fist of tremendous power. He played a great game, and saved shots that were on a safe and sure course to the net were it not for his master hand to send them to the right about. He was the saviour of his side in the match. » « » » That magnificent mass of animated manhood —of course, I mean Conlan—had a Tartar to deal with, and though he often caane off second best he played a sound and sterling game. I have seen him to better adv,.tntagc-in fact, he is one of those who cannot be invisible, but on the whole his play, thougih less showy than his partner was quite as efficient. it Parry is supposed to be a. back, but on this and previous occasions he was very much to the front, and he is one of those players who is never backward in going forward. Now, one of the great maxims of football is that a back should be aback, and with speedy forwards such as Llandudno possess it is rather risky to go half a league forward. it • ■ Taylor was tenacious, but allowed too much latitude to his opponent. W. T. Jones is a fine oentre-half, and his head and feet were continually to the fore. His placing, however, was often faulty, and he should bear in mind that fe-eding his forwards is the prime duty in the position he holds. V Dick Ellis is a strenuous worker, but rather inclined to make more use of force than feet. He is capable enough to dispense with questionable tactics. Tie it known, however, to his credit that the deft manner with which he hooked the ball and plaoed it at the feet of his forwards was admired by all lovers of the game. < The Holyhead forwards lacked cohesion and combination. There was too much individual- ising amongst them. The overhead kicks of Bogue, the rushes of 0. B. Edwards, the dexterity of Rowlands, and the flashes of the two outside men, Brown and Roberts, were very clover, but ineffectual. They should cultivate a system of socialistic efforts on the field to attajn the goal. This was sadly lacking in Wednes- day's play. < w < Without in any way disparaging the fine game played by the Holyhead team, it must be stated that they had practically only ten men to op- pose, for Charlie Roberts, the Liandudno right back, was a mere passenger throughout having injured his ankle. The sons of the Queen of Welsh Watering-places are also to be highly commended for not playing the one-back game under the circumstances. It manifested on their part a spirit of fine sportsmanship for the game would have lost much of its interest bad eudh a oourse been introduced. To have drawn level, and retained that position to the end was a meritorious performance. • • • The methods of the two teams were very dis- similar, but Llandudno's efforts were not quite as disjointed as those of Holyhead. They lacked efficient combination, though at times there was an element of cohesion in their attack. Their determina-tion was beyond question, and from sta.rt to finish there was a whole-hearted strenu- ousness characterising their play. • • • The feature of the game undoubtedly was the cleverness of Hotchkiss. His electric runs, per- tinacity of purpose, and swiftsure shots were delightful to watch. In the first half he was much neglected, and his chances of displaying his prowess were few and far between. But in the second moiety he outshone hit; compatriots. and was a continual thorn in the side of Taylor and Conlan. The bulky back was continually diddled by the light-weight forward, and but for Collier's agility the score would have been aug- mented through his efforts. « < Alderson is a fine sprinter, and hard to hold when in possession. His runs and manipulation of the ball were always dangerous. Welch seemed to be rejuvenated, and played an artistic game. True, he was occasionally rather erratic, but he made bravo attempts to score. ff • ft Brooks-Evans did not loom so largely as he did a.t the previous match, but his equaliser was a beauty. Johnny Williams showed what a ver- satile player he is, figuring as well fore as aft. Ge-orgio Davies was here, there, and everywhere, playing even better than usual, and I rather fan- cied Pearson, who gave Roberts no latitude. and the ever-smiling Jacob Williams did good work; whilst Lunt showed that he can put some limb behind his clearanccs.
THE SURVEYORS' INSTITUTION. THE NORTH WALES PROVINCIAL COMMITTEE. The annual meeting of the North Wales Pro- vincial Committee was held at the Westminster Hotel. Rhyl, on Friday, when there were pre- sent:—Mr W. A. Dew, of Bangor (in the chair); Messrs John Williams,Gwernhefm; J. M. Porter, Cohvyn Bay; Douglas Mac Nicoll, Abergele; R. S. Gardiner. Hawarden, and J. D. Lynes.Halkyn, letters of apology for non-attendance were read from MesBrs J. Heathoote Addie, W. C. Picker- ing. and Johrn Roberts, Towyn. The Chairman, gave an adc-ount of the forma- tion of the North Walee Provincial Committee as re-constituted, embracing Anglesey. Carnarvon- shire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, and Merioneth- shire, and gave a resume of communications during the past twelve months. Mr W. A. Dew was re-elected provincial chair- man for the ensuing twelve months Rhyl was decided upon as the place for the an- nual meeting of 1908, leaving the intermedia.te meetings to be at the discretion of the chairman. An exchange of views took place upon the Agricultural Holdings Act, 1906, and the discus- sion was adjourned. Attention was called -to the Surveyors' In- stitution Scholarships of £ 50 per annum, tenable for three years, at the University College of North Wales, Bangor. A cordial vote of thanks to the chairman olosed the mooting.
An oJd miner has been found dead on the mountains near Dylife lead mines, Montgo- meryehire.
COUNTY COUNCIL BY-ELECTION AT LLANRWST SEAT RETAINED BY THE LIBERALS. J Cansideraible ontihueiasm was shown by both political parties in the bye-election for a re- pre&oiifca<uve of the Tie Dre Division of Lian- rwst on the Denbighshire County Council. The candidates were Colonel Saaidbach (C.) and Mr T. Rogers Jones (L.). The polling- took place at the Council Schools on Saturday, Mr R. R. Owen being the Returning Officer. During the previous week meetings on behalf of the Liberal candidate were Q-odreefsed by Messrs E. Janes Crifiit-h. M.P. and J. Herbert Robe-rts M.P., and on Tnursday might the Church House was crowded when an enthu- siastic mooting was held in support of Colonel Sandbaoh's candidature. 'The speakers in- cluded the Rev. A. James, Llanderfci, and Mr H. A. Tiiby, Rhyl. On the day of the poll, a large number of the doctors weie to be seen at a very early hour ma-king their way into the booth. Motors and traps were placed at the disposal of eanli candidate, whose supporters worked energetically. Photo by Slater, Llandudno. MR T. ROGERS JONES. The poll nvas a very heavy one, no less than over 450 registering their vcte6. The result was declared by Mr R. R. Owen as follows: — Mr lT. Rogers Jones (L.) 263 Colonel Sandbach (C.) 160 Majority 108 The announcement was rooeived with oheers by the sup porters of Mr Jones, who thanked the electors for recording their votes in his favour. The fight had been between two parties and be was proud to think that it was his party who had won. Mr Jones then, entered a ca/rriage, whiph was drawn through the streets of the town by a crowd. Sitting bv the successful candidate was Mr Wm. Griffith, who played on the cornet "See the conquering hero comes." When the Market HaJl was reached Mr Rogers Jones bad again to address the orowd. and he was also oon- gratulated by the Rev. Cynwyd Williams, who remarked that the Liberals had won a hand- some victory. MR HERBERT ROBERTS'S VIEWS OF THE FUTURE. Mr J. Herbert Roberta, M.P., when ad- dressing a meeting in favour of Mr T. Rogers Janes' candidature, said it was of immense importance to maintain the Liberal supre- macy in the County Councils of Wales which already had education in their hands and would soon have somothng to do with temper- ance reform. While Wales sent a solid phalanx of 34 Liberals to the House of Commons they were now a much smaller proportion of the whole Liberal party than they were of the Oppostion under a Conservative Administra- tion, but they had three of their members in the Government. 'The very solidarity of Welsh Liberal mprese-ntation was an impor- tant- factor. Tho Welsh Education Depart- ment liar, a step towards educational autono- my. He still believed that a settlement of the education controversy was possible. and urged that a further Imperial contribution should be given towairds the cost of elementary education. It was necessary to convince the Government of the urgency of temperance and land reform for Wales.