NEW CONVALESCENT HOME I AT PENMAENMAWB. OPENED BY THE LORD MAYOR OF MANCHESTER. INTERESTING FUNCTION. (From a "Pioneer" Reporter.) Peamaemmawr was a. centre of attraction to Jarge numbers on Saturday, when r:ho l.x>rd Ma yor of Manchester (Councillor J. Farrop), who was accompanied by the Lady la) 0 ess, apen(xi Plas Maxiundir, the new convalescent home for men. established under the auspices of the Manchester and Salford Hospital Satur- day Homes Fund. In the matter of establish- ing convalescent honws in this district Bir- mmgham takes the lead with institutions at Llandudno Ty'nycoed, and Marl (Llandudno Junction, a.t which 30 convalescents were re- ceived during the past year. The success which prompted the Manchester and Salford people to follow suit and their efforts have been very successful. The advantages of the Homes are intended for parsons who have either been in hospital or who have been ill and not in hospital, thus supplementing the work of the hospitals. All the Homes under the auspices of the Fund are under the control and management of the workpeople t-heimselves, and the only qualifica- tion for free use of the Homes is the payment to the fund of a peony per week by men. and a halfpenny weekly by women and young men under 13 years of age. It is. however, neces- sary to subscribe for three months to qualify for use of the Homes. A few years ago an app-eal for funds to establish a home In North Waiea was made by the Amnohester auil Sal- ford Institution, but the response was inade- quate, and they had to try other methods- They decided upon holding a bazaar, and aim- ed at raising £10,000. The idea commended it- &&1 f to thf, public, a.nd the bazaar was held at Manchester in 1905. with the result that the necessary amount was forthcoming Affair negotiations had been in progress for several sites in North Wales, the choice even- tually feil upon Penmaenmawr. The Home thus established here, although only formally opened on Saturday, has been receiving con- valescents since Whitsuntide, and those who have stayed here have returned to their homes greatly benefitted by the change to the salu- brious climate of Penmaenmawr, and thus en- couraged the committee in their efforts- The Manchester and Salford Hospital Satur- day and Convalesoent Homes Fund, which is inoqrporated by Royal Chapter, is presided over by the Lord Mayor of Manchester, whilst the vice-presidents include the Mayor of Sal- ford (Mx Wm. Thompson. F.R.S.) Mrs Came Ross, Mr Wm. Lillie, MIs Lillie. and Mr W. Scott Forbes. The treasurer is Mr George C. Ha worth. J.p., Mr A. Travis being chairman of Executive Committee Mr W.Swinglehurst, deputy chairman, and Mr Fred Scott has chaf-ge of the secretarial duties- THE NEW HOME. Plas M&riamdir is situated in its own orna- menta! grounds of one and a half acres, with extensive kitchen gardens, fruit gardens, vin- àry. stabling, ooach-house and other out offices. It commajids a fine view of the sea, stretching from the Great Orrne's Head to the Anglesey coast. Erected about thirty to thirty-five years ago. Plas Mariandir was un.til recently the country seat of Mr Owen Owen, the well-known Liverpool draper, and it was in onc of ita front rooms of the matision that the late Mr Gladstone, who then occupied the home draft- ed his famous Bill for the abolition of the paper tax. PRESENTATION OF AN ADDRESS. Fot the purr.)6A of extending to the Lord Mayor of Manchester and the supporters of the movement one of those hearty Welsh wel- comes for which the people of Penmaenmawr have long since become famous, the little town on Saturday had donned its festive garb, and was profusely decorated with bunting. Quite an animated scene, was witnessed at the Railway Station upon the arrival of tiba Lord Mayor and his r arty. when an eddrese of wel- come was presented to the Lord Mayor by Councillor W D. Jones, chairman of the Pen- maenmawr Urban District Council- The address, which was beautifully designed and illuminated, waa read by Mr Jones as follows: — To the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Manchester (Councillor John Harrop. J.P.). On behalf ci the Urban District Council* and the inhabtttaints of Penmaenmawr, we offer, your Lordship a cordial welcome to our town. We are pleased to have this opportunity of welcoming you and recording our high ap- jxreciation of the honour of an official visit from the chief magistrate of one of the graatest cities in the kingdom. Penmaenmawr is noted for its beauty and health-giving qualities, and has been graced on many occasions by the presence of distin- guished statesmen, ecclesiastical dignitaries, and othere. No more eloquent tribute could hav bean paid to it than that of tÀle late Right Hon W. E. Gladstone, who, in 1882. — i "The health and strength which it has pieaaed God to give me during the past twenty years I owe, in no small degree, to the salubrity fresh breezes, and habits of life which prevail at Penmaemmawr." And again in 1896. when opening Paradise- road :— "I do not know of a more healthy place, a.nd a more satisfactory climate is not to be found, to my knowledge, in this coun- 1ïrv It is a compliment to our district t.hat the committee of the Convalesoent Home which your Lordshap is to-day opening, should have selected our town as the most d.oixable locality for this Institution, which confirms the high testimony already accorded in ita favour- We trust the object of your Lordship's visit win be crowned with every success, and that you will carry with you a pleasant and fa- vourable impression of Penmaenmawr. We beg YOUTaooeptance of this addreaB aa a token of our esteem and appreciation of your Lordship s memorably visit Dated the 29th dav of June. 1907 (Signed) W. D. JONES, Chairman V.D. Council. T. E. PARRY r* Clerk. Bouquets were afterwards presented to the I*dy Mayoress, the Mayoress of Salford, and Miss Harrop. daughter of the Lord Mayor bv Master Donald Darbishire a.nd Mies Scott. The Lord Mayor, in reply, said that he thanked them one and all for the hearty reoep- ticn they had given him, and the committeeof fee new Home. which he felt sure would be recognised in the large city of Manchester. He trusted that the thousands of people who would oonie to the Home at Penmaenmawr during the lIext year would prove a credit to Manchester and be of great benefit to Penmaenmawr (cheere). He wae very pleased to have been wel- comed into the town upon the occasion by the Chairman of the Council. The Home, which he had come to open that day, would prove a bene- fit to thousands yet unborn (cheere). He was well aware that many of the citizens of Man- cuester came to Penmaenmawr and reaped much benefit to their health (cheers). THE LUNCHEON. The oompanv then proceeded to the Penmaen- mawr Hotel, where they were entertained to luncheon by the Urban District Council. The spacious dining hall of the hotel had been taste- fully decorated for the occasion, and both the decorations and the catering reflected great credit upon Mr and Mrs Skilbeck and their staff. Mr W. D. Jones, J.P.. presided, and amongst the guests were the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Manchester and Miss Harrop, the Mayor and Mayoress of Salford, the Mayor of Conway (Dr. R. A. Prichard), Mr S. Chantrey (chairman of the Llandudno Urban Council) Mrs Chantrey, Colonel C. H. Darbishire Captain J. R. Williams; Captain H. T. Jen- kins, Councillors S. H. Roberts, R. D. Jones R. D. Owen. Rd. Williams, and R. E. Williams Colonel Ruok (Chief-Constable of Carnarvon- shire), Mrs Carne Ross, Mr and Mrs Lillie, Dr and Mrs EmryS Jones, Mrs J. F. Ha-worth Mr Fred Scott, Mr Tough, Mr Smith, Miss Evelyn tt. Mr James Barron. Mrs Rivett Wallace Mr and Mrs A. E. Paterson, Dr. J. J. Cox Mr A. Travis, Mr Geo. C. Haworth, Mr W. S. (hon. secretary Birmingham Hospital Fund). Miss Kidd (matron Plas Mariandir) Miss Sharp (matron Marl Hall), Mr and Mrs Swindle- hurst, Mr B. C. Kenyon, Mr J. Faulkner Mx L. R. Towsley. Mr Wm. Thompson, Mr Owen Rowland, J.P. (Conway), Miss Meisom, Miss Driver, Mr J. Cantrel. Mr E. W. Buckley, Lieut Watkin Darbishire, Mr R. J. Hughes Mr Christmas Jones, Mr W. T. Brocklehurst Mr D. Ciwyd Griffith ("Welsh Coast Pioneer"), Mr Arthur Jones. Mr Alvn Jones, etc. THE MENU. The following was the menu:— Mayonnaise of salmon. Lobster salad. Pressed beef. York ham. Roast lamb. Ox tongues. Boned and stuffed turkey. Galatine of capon. Roast beef. Gooc^lwrrv tarts. Custard. Chocolate and vanilla creams. Jellies'. Trifle. Cheese-cakes. Cheese. Biscuits. Butter. I During the progress of the luncheon the band of the 3rd V.B. Rayai Welsh Fusiliers (Penmaen- mawr Comnpanv), under the oonduetorship of Mr J. S. Coverlev, rendered the following pro. I' gramme of music:—March, "GIpf!Y Belle" (W. ( Rimmer); lancers (Scottish). "Balmoral" (T. II. 1 .Wright); selection, "La Vis tale" (Spontini); Teleta, "Royal Court Ball" (Picorini); regimen- I tail march, "Harlech;" "God save the King." | THE TOASTS. The Chairman, after the loyal toasts had been honoured, proposed the health of the "Lord Mayor of Manohester," and said that they in Poomaenmawr had always been closely allied with the English towns, especially Manchester, and he trusted that after that day their relation- ship would be still closer (cheens). The Lord Myor, in responding, said that the time was too short for him to reply to the toast, as he would have liked to, but he desired to thank them all for the kind way in which the toast haed been received. You have given rs a Royal rtpeleonwi, said the Lord Mayor. ,1 have taken li.oj in and done for us, and we i.-i-ver .'crget it (laughter and applause). A GLADSTONE ANECDOTE. Colonel Darbishire then proposed "Suoccba to the Self-supporting Convalescent Home Move- ment," and said that the people of Penmaen- mawr sympathised very heartily with any such objects as the Convalescent Home Movement (.hear, hear). They were only too glad to give the benefit of their beautiful soenery and climate to everyone that came to their town. One of England's greatest statesmen had benefited in health and mind by his staying at Penmaen- mawr. He remembered a great Parliamentary occasion when what was then. known as Mar- riot's Amendment was before the House, and the subject was the talk of the country. Mr Gladstone and the Solicitor-General, Mr Gibson, were then staying at Penmaenmawr, and both gentlemen were to be seen daily walking along the Promenade, apparently in deep thought and con versa non. The people looked and said that the two statesmen were settling Marriot's Am endment, but one day his (Colonel Darbishire s) son, who had been fot'owing the two gentlemen about, came home and said that they were not discussing Marriot's Amendment at ali. as he had distinctly heard Mr Gladstone av to Mr Gibson, "I don't find the bathing in this oiace so interesting as on the Continent" (laughter and cheers). Mr Scott responded to the toast, on behalf of the committee of the Home, and thanked Colonel Darbishire for his good wishes. "THE FLOWER OF THE COMMERCIAL WORLD." Dr. J. R. Williams proposed the "Municipali- ties of Manchester and Salford," and said that Manchester was the flower of the commercial cities of the world, and led the way in com- merce throughout the whoie world. That day had been cemented the good friendship that al- ready existed between Manchester and Penmaen- mawr (cheers). The Mayor of Saiford, in responding, said he was pleased that the toast of the two municipali- ties of Manchester and Salford had been joined together upon that occasion, because they had both worked hand in hand for the movement and the success which attended it was due to both places alike. Saiford was a highly respect- able borough, and if it was not for Salford he did not know where Manchester would be (Laughter and cheers). Dr. Emrys Jones proposed the "Council and Town of Penmaenmawr." Speaking in Welsh, he informed them that the Welsh language en- abled one to give way to imagination. He was speaking in the tongue in which Adam and Eve addressed each other in Paradise before they fell. If there were any present, he said, who desired to go to heaven, they should first learn Welsh (laughter). He felt happy when any op- portunity occurred to bring him back to his na- tive soil, but he felt happier than ever that day because he had brought with him some of the heathens of Manchester to enjoy a day's outing a.t Penmaenma.wr (laughter). He had been banished from his native country for many years but he hoped to return some day (applause). Mr W. D. Jones (Chairman of the Penmaen- mawr Council) responded to the toast, After the luncheon, a procession was formed outside the hotel and proceeded through some thousands of on-lookers to Plas .Mariander. The Penmaenmawr Company of the 3rd V.B. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, under the command of Colonel Darbishire, and a detaohment of the Carnarvon- shire Constabulary, under the command of Superintendent Rees, formed a guard of honour along the route. The pro- cession, which was headed by the band of the 3rd V.B. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, included a large number of carriages, in which were the Lord Mayor of Manchester and the Mayor of Salford, wearing their robes of offioe and muni- cipal chains; the Mayor of Conway wore his military uniform as Surgeon-Colonel of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, and the Mayoral chain; and Colonel Darbishire, Captain J. R. Williams, Captain Jenkins, and Lieutenant Watkin Da.rbi- shire were also in military uniform. r Having arrived at Plas Mariandir, Mr Wm. Thompson (chairman of the Bazaar Committee) presented the Lord Mayor with an ornamental gold key, which was an artistic production by Messrs EJkington and Co. It has on one side a view of "Pias Mariandir" in enamel, and the Lord Mayor's monogram, and on the obverse was the inscription: "Presented to the Lord Mayor of Manchester (Councillor J. Harrop, J.P.) for tihe opening of the men's home, Plas Mariandir. Penmaenmawr, 29th June. 1907. Mr Thompeon said it afforded him much plea- sure to present the key to the Lord Mayor to open the new Convalescent Home, which had been established maimlv by the ladies of Man- chester and Salford (cheere). The Lord Mayor then took the key and opened the door of the Home, and sun ukaneously a flag: was hoisted by the hon. secretary, Mr Fred Scott, and the band played "God Bless 'he Prince of Wales." The Lord Mayor having passed through the Home, returned to the platform, and, address- ing the gathering, said he was very pleased to have had the privc-lago and the pleasure of opening the first Home connected with the Self- Supporting Movement of Manchester and Sal- ford, and he was pleased to state that they intended opening another one shortly at Arnsdde (cheers). He was proud of the fact that the committee had selected Penmaenmawr as the place for their first home (cheers). It had been his lot for nune years to be a member of the Board of Guardians, and during that per- iod he had noticed that the feeling of the work- ing classes was always against anything that tended to pauperism and that probably was why they supported the movement for the es- tablishment of these Homes. In coming to that Home at Penmaenmawr, they would not have amy taint of pauperism about them. The es- tablishment of the institution would no doubt be the means of bringing thousands of people to Penmaenmawr, not only those staying at the Homes, bulb their friends would follow them. They knew from the oxperienc-,e of the Birming- ham and Leeds Homee that over 12,000 people found their way to the district in which the Homes, were situated (cheers). The Home at Penmaenmawr had been open since Whitsun- tide, and the letters of thanks from those who had stayed there were very encouraging. The sole object of the movement was the uplifting of the people, and teaching them to provide for fli,emeedvas and their fellow-creaifcuxes (hear, hear). He felti sure that as soon as the people reaJised the excellent results attained subscrip- tions quickly would come in (cheers). During his year of office nothing had been more pleas- ing to him than the work of that day. He declared the Home open, and hoped that it would remain open as long as the building stood (applause). At, the conclusion of the Lord Mayor's address the band plaved the Welsh National Anthem. VOTES OF THANKS. Mr A. Travis, in proposing a vote 'of thanks to the Lord Mayor, remarked that he And the Lady Mayoress-had done splendid work in rais- ing the necessary funds for the institution (cheers). Mr Geo. Haworth seconded the motion, which was carried with acclamation. The Laxly Mayoress, in acknowledging the complimenf, said that the movement was the Initiali endeavour to help the working classes to help themselves, to, raise their character. and promote self Capital had to be helped by labour, and it was therefore the duty of labour to help capital (cheers). In conclusion, she proposed a vote of thanks to the Mayor and Mayoress of Salford, which was heartily re- sponded to. The band having played the National An- them, the visitors from Manchester proceeded to inspect, the, Home, and were afterwards enter- tained to tea on the bowling: green in the grounds of the Home. GARDEN PARTY AT PLASMAWR. The visitors and a large number of other guests afterwards attended a garden party given by Clol. Darbishire, in the grounds of his residence. Plas Mawr. Both the Lord Mayor 'of Manchester and the Mayor of Salford ex- pressed themselves highly pleased with the hospitality of the people of Penmaenmawr. After having been photographed, the party left by the 6 p.m. -train for Manchester. Great praise is due to Mr It J. Hughes, the surveyor to the District Council, who had organised t.he "local arrangements to such a degree of perfection that everything passed off sat.isfactoridy. and so one of the most memorable d<ays in the history of Penmaenmawr came to a oloee. s
"SUMMER AT LL\.BT.' -When the wea- ther is hot. what is more delightful than a cooling and refreshing drink ? There is nothing so cooling, refreshing and invigorating as a freshlv-made cup of "Horniman's Pure Tea." Sold i.n: .(Iwyn Bay, by Hughes Cn- tral Stores, and Price. Baker, Abergele-road, Colwvn Bav; and Colwyn Bay and District Co- operative Society; The Ive Society, Llandudno;- Jones. Chemist, Llandudno Junc- tion Roberts/ chemist, L1anduno: Higgins, Q"[(¡œr; Pret'-t.ityn; New York Co-operative So- ciety. Pjamae^uiiawr: Griffiths. grocer. Llan- fairfechan; fjioc and Sons, grocers: and Wil- liams, Chemist, Old Colwyn; and H. Rogers Jones, chemist, Deganwy. An attempt^ to swim from Dover to Calais is to be made this summer by two sisters the MWeø Martbo md Cecile Robert.
FIRE BRIGADE DEMONSTRA- TION AT CARNARVON. CiORTH WALES FIREMEN IN COMPETITION. SMART MANOEUVRES. (From a "Pioneer" Reporter.) The annual competitions ion oenncction with the North- Wales District of the NationaJ Fire Brigades Lmon wero held on the ('■xxIIk ''Vi Fields at Carnarvon oji Saturday. Fortunately, the beer, of weather favoured the event, the sun shining brightly throughout the day, and though at the morning gathering the crowd was somewhat attenuated, la.rge num- bers flocked into the field during the afternoon, when the more intereelbing oocripotkions were decided. Affiliated to the North Wales District, of which Lord Moetyn is president, and Sir R. H. W illianis-Buikeley, Bart., Mr Thomas Byrne, Lieut.-(lolonel G. F. Scott and Colonel J. E. Atelier vic''e-j>rcs':dents. are twenty-four brigades, twelve of whom entered for the dift'ererfu com- pek t oris, the keenness of many of which is shown by the fact that only one or two seconds divided t.he winners. The brigades which mustered were Abergelle, Bodrhyddan, Carnarvon, Cohvyn Bay, Conway, DolgeLley, LLandudno, Lkinrwst, Oswestry, Prestatyn, Rhyl and Rutthin. The officials were :-Commanding officer, Chief-Officer W. Conwy Bell; fla.g- officers and ring mas'ers, Chief Officer Thistlethwaite (Nant- wioh) iiiirl Su r geon-J.ti "uitena.nt- Co !)oi lei Wil- 1 keepers, Mr McCullagh and Mr W. H. honoris, Cheater; and hon. secretary, Lieut. J. O. Hughes, Rhuddlan, who discharged his arduous duties winh satis faction. Major R. Oecil Davies, ohiof-officer of the Iloole Fire R Brigade; Chief-Officer J. Scott. Bradford, and Dr. Trevor Wi'IOiam-s. Chester, acted as judges. The inspection of the brigades formed the first event on t.he programme, and the com- petitors were: Carnarvon, Abergole, Bodrhydd- an, Oolwyn Bay, Conway, DoLgei'ey. Llandud- no, Llanrwst, Oswestry, it, Rhyl and Ruthiin. The winxuirlg brigade was Rhyl, com- posed of Ca-ptain Parry. Lieutenant Proflit. Ser- geant Hughes, Firemen Wm. Jones, John Jones, Joseph Jones, ChaitLes Ellis, Thomas Roberta, Wm. Roberts, J. Powedl, Llewelyn Williams, Griffith Evans, Robinson and T. Rvles. Illu- minated certificates were also awarded Bod- rhyddan and Prestatyn, who were placed se- cond. Sketch from photo by Leigh, Abergele. THE ABERGELE CHALLENGE SHIELD. In the "beat drilled and turned-out team" competition, in which Messre E. Hughes and Son, ironmongers, Carnarvon, offered a silver oup, great interest was shown. The judges awarded the prize to the Bodrhyddan team, ° consisting of Chief-Officer W. Conwy Bell, Lieutenants G. Oldfield, J. 0. Hughes, F. Eilenger, Firemen Edward Morgan, G. Lewis, G. Witliajns: T. Evans, E. G. Jones, R. J. Davies, T. E. Griffiths, T. J. Hughes, fjeo Jones, D. Roberts, D. Ellis and T. Williams. Carnarvon, who secured the second prize, were represented by Chief-Officer M. Canjan, Firemen R. H. Barlow, Edward Peters, John Humphreys, Robert Jones, J. 0. Wrilliani6, J. D. Jones, Francis Oldfield, John Williams (water foreman), Wm. Griffith, Robert Jones (Bank Quay), and Wm. Davies. In view of the splendid performance they had given, the judges decided to award a cettificate to Rhyl. Fireman Griffith Humphreys, of Ruthin, won the cup given by Messrs Griffith Jones and Sons, ironmongers, Carnarvon, in the one man manual drill, his kne !>-?'-ng 37 seconds; Fireman J. 2 Griffiths, Bodrhyddan, being second with 42 seconds; and Captain E. E, Jones, Dolgellev, third, with 42 2-5 seconds. The margin between the competitors in the "two-mem manual dritU" was remarkably nar- row. In the first instance Firemen T. E. Grif- fiths and T. Williams, of Bodrhyddan, tied with Firemen Edward Peters and Francis OldfieJd, of Carnarvon, their time beiirug 22 seconds. The Bodrhyddan representatives, however, managed to perform the task in 20 1-5 seconds, whilst the Carnarvon men could not do it quicker than in 21 4-5 seconds. Ruthin, who were placed third, managed to do the work in 21 1-5 seconds, but three penalties were given ag'ainst them, which sent their time up to 24 1-5 seconds. Seven teams competed in the four-men manual dry drilll. The first prize went to Carnarvon (26 3-5 seconds) and the second to Abergele (27 3-5 seconds). Wich eleven teams in it, the competition for tho medals in the Five-Men Steamer Driil proved -jnu.cuallv keen. The first prize weart to Oolwyn Bay, whose tiime was 15 2-5th seconds, and Carnarvon, the winners of the second prize, oocupicd 17 3-5th seconds. WINNERS OF THE SHIELD. In the Hydrant Drill ooonpftitaon four msn were requitoo to stand wiifch itheir backs to the hydrant eight yards away. turn round, run to the hydrant, fix the stand-pipe, run out three yard-? of ho*e and branch in straight line, and ftand at attention. Sixteen seconds was the time occupied by the Bodrhyddan team, who gain<nl th? "Byrne Challenge Shield," the gift of Mr Thomas Byrne. Oswestry and Coiwyn Bay tied, e-aoh doing the work in 13 l-5tli seconds. On the second occasion the Colwyn Ba.y n.en were exceedingly smart, occupy- ing only 14 4-5th seconds, whileit their oppo- J nents were "no drilled." Though they had two penalties recorded against them, Doigdley were successful in the Manual "Wat" Drill, thereby winning appro- priately enough the "Dcdgelley Challenge Shield" presented by Lieut.-Colonel G. F. Soabt. They were four seconds smarter than Carnarvon, the winnera of the second prize. Dolgelley, wit3i 22 seconds, also won the Mos- tyn Challenge Cup, the gift of Lord Moetyn, in the Steamer "We-t" Drill competition, and Llandudno were placed second, with 23 3-5th seconds. Oolwyn Bay finished first, their bime bet.ng 22 Ajoondo, buit wer, disqualified by ro't^on of the jet u;> to regulation. Th "Al*>rgele (ha!'en-jo d presented by Colonel J. E. Mel lor, was wen by Llan- dudno, with Abergole as a good s»?oond, and Bodrhyddan won the silver medails presented by Mr R. W. Nowhon, slaite merchant, in the am- bulance competition. THE LUNCHEON. The whoie of the br-igadee were entertained to luncheon by the Mayor (Mr W. A. Darbi- shire) a.t the Guild Halll, whither tilhey marched, hea.ded by the band of the Carnarvon Compan- ies of the Carnarvon Artitliery Volunteers. The Mayor presided, and gavo the loyal toasts very briefly, owing to the limited time at the dis- posal of t It 3 guoota. "The National Fire Brigades Union" was submitted by Councillor Richard Thomas, who said thiait the Union was fortunate in having the King as patron, and suoh a good Welshman as Lord Moetyn at the head of the North Wales District. It was also grat.fying to dearn thait every fire brigade in North Wales had become affiliated to the Union (hear, hear). He coupled with the toast the name of Chief-Officer Scott, of Brad- ford (one of the judges), who, in .responding, referred to the North Wales Diatriot as being composed of an excellent body of men. as the competitions that day testified. The Union in North Wales was in a very healthy state. Great credit was merited by Chief-offioer Conlan for the way the Reception Committee had carried out their duties (hear, hear). Clref-Oflicor Conwy Bell proposed the toast of the "Carnarvon Reception Committee." lie said that when they heard that Carnarvon was likely to extend an invitation to the brigades they were more than delighted, and accepted it, knowing that they were going to such an his- toric old town, and knowing how well they would be treated. And they had boon well- treated—(hear, hear)—so he was sure the toast would be drunk with usin. He asso- ciated with the toast, the name* of the Mayor, Gouncik'-o* II. Edwards, and Mr Armstrong. Ho also wished to refer to the kindness of Mr Lloyd Hughes, of Goedheiein, for allowing the competitions to take place on such an excellent field free of charge (applause). A: chairman of the North Waiiee. djetriot, he had to oon- gratulate Chief-Offioer Conlan on having done wuch splendnd work, for which his brigade de- served every enoouragement from their Cor- poration, who might start by providing a decent fire station (hear, hear). He was sure ih&t the brigade was a credit to the old town. Though the affibated brigade, Carnarvon had done exceedingly well, and the other bri- gades must look to their laurels or else t.hey would be in the background. A MESSAGE FROM LORD MOSTYN. At this stage Chief-Officer Conwy Bell read a telegram from Lord Moetyn, who wished to convey to the firemen his sincere regret at being unable to be with them, and hoping that the weather would be fine and the competitions keen. Colonel Scott and Mr Byrne also, by wire, expressed their regret at not being 'able to be present. Councillor Edwards, acknowledging the toast of the Reception Committee, said he -wai glad to have the opportunity of encouraging such a grand objee. as the firemen had in view. There was no doubt but that demonstrations of that character served to popularise what should be a necessity in every town and village throughout the Uniited Kingdom. For whatever work t.hey had done, the Reception Committee had been amply repaid. Councillor Peter Angel gave "The Judges, Rnngmasters, and Committee," and remarked that he was sure all the firemen had implicit confidence in them. With the toast he asso- ciated the name of Major R. Cecil Davies, Chester,who commended the competitions which, he said, stimulated men to work during what would otherwise be slack tame. Constant driU produced the beat firemen (hear, hear). He submitted the toast of "The OfficiaJa of the North Wales District," and speaking as a member of the Central Council he must. say that North Wales possessed as good a set of officials as any other branch in the United Kingdom (hear, hear). In Chief-Officer Conwy Bell and Lieut. Hughes, the secretary, they had two gentle- men of whom several districts which he could easily name were rather envio for they de- voted a good deal of time to their duties. Lieutenant J. 0. Hughes said he was sure tho-t they would agree that an improvement had been effected in the work of the brigades, and if there was further room for improve- ment tihev wouJd attend to it. He wished to refer to the fact, that their fine arrav of trophies had been augmented by an additional shield, presented by Colonel Mellor, Abergele. It was a shield of which any brigade ought to be proud. c The catering was carried out by Chief-Officer Conlan.
BETTWSYCOED URBAN COUNCIL. The monriJy meeting of the above Coun- cil was held on Friday, under the presi- dency of the vice-ohairman (Mr Thomas Griffit-h). The other members present were Dr. Pritchaird. Messrs J. P. Farohney, J. T. Ree6. R. Rowlinson, Jno. Hughes and Hy. Williams, with tie clerk (Mr R. R Owen), aaid tihe surveyor (Mr W. J. Ed- wards). HIGHWAY MATTERS. The Ohairman intimaltoo that lie had seen Messrs Hughes and Rowlands, the contractors for the sewea-age of Creiglan- road, and he found that the tender could be reduced to JE21 10s by doing away with part of the apparatus. He had also seen Mr Osborne Yale, who had agreed to con- tribute two-third' of tii(, er,*t of the new sewe-r. The work would be commenced next week. The queetvon of providing a rotary brush for the roads was left over until the next meeting. PROPOSED ISOLATION HOSPITAL. A communication was read from the Llanrwst L'rban Council with reference to the provision of an isolation hospital for the several (sanitary aiithoritieg in the dis- trict, and asking them to appoint three representatives to attend a conference on the matter. 8 The Chairman said the matter was con- sidered some six or &even years ago. He attended one meeting at Llanrwst. but :t ietl through owing to the reluctance of the Geirionydd Council to contribute towards the cost. Dr. Pritchard considered tfcis a most im- portant question, and said that something should be provided. The Chairman said the question affected therir district as much if not, more than any of the other If there was an outbreak of fever, it would be very serious if the case or cases oould not be isolated. The Clerk: The Geirionydd Council have already appointed-delegates, and I propose calling a. meeting for Wednesday next. On the proposition of Mr Fat'chney, sec- onded by Mr Rees. the Chairman. Vice- chairman and Dr. Pritchard were appoint- ed to attend such conference. VITAL STATISTICS. The Medical Officer of Health reported that during May there were ttiree births and one death, giving, an annual death- rate of 10.4 per 1000 of the population. THE RATES. The Clerk said that according to the col- lector's monfthlv statement the general district rate amounted to R720 8s 8d.. and the water rate, £ 26 12s 8d. None of this had, as yet., been collected. A DANGEROUS WALL. Mr Faichnov called attention to what he described as a dangerous wall at the Fairy Glen. It was practically impossible to turn a ohar-abanc with four horses around there, and certainly if something wag not done immediately, there would be an acci- dent. He was wondering whetner the wall could be. demolished. It was of no use. On the proposition of Dr. Pritchard, seconded by Mr Rees, the matter was re- ferred to t'he Highway Committee with power to act. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE MEDICAL OFFICER. The Ohairman said that at t,he last meet- ing he referred to the annual report of the Medical Officer. He should like to know whether any of the members had given it consideration since. He was sure the Medical Officer of Health would be glad to receive observations upon it. The Clerk said that at Llanrwst the Council asked a medical gemtfeman who was a member of tfiie Council to make a 6iimmary of the reoprt. This was done by Dr. J. W. Owen, who gave a very inter- esting summary. Dr. Priitcihard was asked to do the same, and he comeafced, at the same time re- n-kng: There is 80 little to oritiioiae in afuS^' u "UQh
r, --== COLWYN BAY EDUCATION AUTHORITY. THE EFFECTS OF SUNDAY SCHOOL TREATS AND MUSICAL FESTIVALS. SUCCESSFUL COLWYN BAY PUPIL TEACHERS. The monthly meeting of the Colwyn Bay Dis- trict Education Authority was held in the Coun- cil Chamber, on Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. John Edwards presiding. There were also pre- ent: Mrs T. M. Jones, the Rev. J. H. Hope, the Rev. Meredith J. Hughes, Mr Griffiths, with the clerk (Mr HoLmes), and attendance officers (Messns E. Bithell and R. P. Cham- bers). THANKS. A letter was read from Mr Wm. Griffiths, Abergele, acknowledging the committee's vote of condolence with him and his family in their reoent bereavement. THE EEFECT OF MUSICAL FESTIVALS ON ATTENDANCES. The following letter was read from attendance officer E. Bithcll:- "Once again I respectfully desire to draw your attention to the low attendance in the schools during the month of June. On several occasions I ha.ve referred to the singing festivals and Sun- day School treats that are so seriously affect- ing the attendance. Last year I also .published a letter in one of the local papers, but 1 am ex- ceedingly sorry to state that there is no im- provement this year, but tho reverse if anything. Before writing this letter, I made inquiries in other districts, and nowhere can I find such a number of meetings taking place on school days as there are in this locality. As you arc aware, practically all denominations have singing fes- tivals at different dates, and all take place du- ring school time. There arc also numerous Sun- day School treats. and altogether I am not be- yond the mark when I say that there are more than twenty occasions involving an absence on the part of many children of half a day, and in some instances a full dav. As a. rule, fully 25 per cent. of those children arc too tired to at, tend school on the following day..Altogether, I calculate that over 1000 attendances have been miisscd through these events alone, and they are not all finished with yet. When you consider that every nought on the registers means a loss of something like a 141-d in grants, you see that the limncial it-, great, but from other points of view the loes is very much greater. I am at my wit's end what to do in the matter, and I earnestly request you to try and find some 't I' means of solving the difficulty. I can hardly believe that the residents of our district fully realise the pernicious effects of these constant brea.ks in school work. I am fully convinced that it is the duty of the committee to do their ut- most to popularise Saturday or the summer holi- days, I may add that some chapels do hold their annual treats on a Saturday, and find them quite as successful. Once more, I earnestly request you to give the matter your serious considera- tion." The Chairman said that the letwr should have been to ha.nd about April, to be of use. The master ha.d been before them last year, and they had written to the churches suggesting Satur- da.y as the day on which to hold treats and fes- tivals. Three bodies had acceded to the com- mittee's request, and the result had been quite successful. The Rev. J. H. Hope remarked that he thought it impraoticable to hold musical festivals on &turdav. The Chairman said tha.t if they were to close the schools for every treat, etc., it would be more than they could afford. He added that the matter was not quite so serious as the officer stated, but he thought it would be better if the treats were held on Saturday, as that day was better for the children. He suggested that a day be set apart on which to hold annual treats, and tha.t this should be about the third week in June. The ma.tter eventually dropped, on the under- standing that it be discussed next spring. SUMMER HOLIDAYS. It was arranged that the summer holidays sha.ll commence on July 26th, and to clOtOe on September 2nd, the Higher Grade School hav- ing an additional week. HIGHER GRADE SCHOLARSHIPS. It was agreed to request the headmaster of the Higher Grade School to arrange lor the scholarship examinations, to be held during the last week in July. It was also decided that all schools in the Colwyn Bay district be encou- raged to enter candidates for the five scholar- ships. SUCCESSFUL LLANDDULAS PUPILS. The following pupils of the Llanddulas N.P. Boys' School were credited with having made full attendances during the year ending July, 1906:—Isaac Jones, Wm. Jones, R. J. Jones. David Williams, and David William Davies, and it was stated #at the headmaster was choosing the prizes due to them. On the motion of the Rev. J. H. Hope, it was decided to write to the headmasters of the vari- ous schools in the distriot, pointing out that the children making full attendances for the year were entitled to a prize, and asking them to see that no omissions occurred. OVERCROWDED INFANTS. In oonneotion with the overcrowding at the Colwyn Bay Infants' School, it was reported that arrangements had been made to bring into temporary use the Welsh Congregational school- 1'00111. on certain conditions, and that Alderman Thomas Lloyd and Councillor Ed. Allen had been appointed to meet the local authority to confer on the matter. SUCCESSFUL PUPIL TEACHERS. The Clerk reported that Mr W. S. Griffiths had passed his London Matriculation examina- tion. and that Miss L. Conway and Mr J. Ellis Williams had passed their King's Scholarship examination, the latter with distinction in Welsh. On the motion of the Rev. J. Meredith Hughes, the Chairman was appointed to convey the congratulations of the meeting to the suc- cessful teachers.
WESLEYAN UNITED MUSICAL UNION. ANNUAL FESTIVAL AT COLWYN BAY. The annual musical festival in connection with the North Wa-les Welsh Wesleyans was held in the Pier Pavilion, Colwyn Bay, yesterday (Wed- nesday), two meetings being conducted at 10.30 and 2.30 respectively. At the morning meeting, there was a splen- did attendance, the balcony, which was reserved for singers, being well filled, whilst in the body of the hall there were large numbers of both singers and listeners, the latter including a good sprinkling of English visitors staying in the town. Alderman Joseph Jones, Holywell, should have presided, but was unable to attend owing to ill-health. By a unanimous vote of the com- mittee, the Rev. Ishmael Evans, Beaumaris, was chosen to fill the vacancy. The singers were drawn from all parts of Anglesey, from Carnarvonshire in a southerly direction to Penvgroes, the Vale of Conway to Blaenau Festiniog. the whole of the coast, also the Vale of Clwvd down to Ruthin. Mr Wilfred Jones, R.A.M., Wrexham, con- ducted the services. The accompanists were Miss Evans, Rhyl; Miss Mills, Llanrwst Mrs WTarden Owen, Holyhead; and Mr Gwilvm N. Williams, Tregarth. The singing was exceptionally good, and demonstrated to the English listeners that the claims of Wales to premiership in congrega- tional music was no idle boast. The afternoon meeting was still better attend- ed. Dr. Owen, Llanrwst, occupied the chair, and once again the singing was of a high order. Appended are a list of the hymns, etc., 6ung by the assembly:— Author of Life, Beethoven, Brvntirion. fA-wee (chant), Turle (chant), Dvfroedd Siloah. Eudox- ia, Fatherland, Franconia. Galw Arnaf Fi, Glas- fryn. Gwyneth. Gwynfa. "lehu anwyi, paid a'm gadael," Kane. Llangeithio, Llanidloes, Mary- land, Mendeksohn, Milwaukee. Newport. Rheid- iol, Rhyd-y-Groes. Schubert; St. Cross, St. Fran- ces. St. Mary. Magdalene, Tanymanod, Tre- castcll, Triun>.ph, Tuba Mirum, Vienna, Voryd, and Vox Jesu. The two anthems were "Clyw, Arglwydd, a thrugarha wrthvf" (Jones-Owen) and "Y mae gorphwvsfa eto'n 01" (J. H. Roberts). The following are the officers connected with the Union, which is now in its 16th ye-ir:—Pre- sident, Mr J. Pierce Iye wis. Rhy vice-presi- dents. the Revs. O. Madoe Roberts and Gwyn- fryn .Jones, Measrs W. Llovd Jones, Bangor; T. R. Jones, Pemnachno; and W. S. Owen, Holyhead; auditor, Mr Evan Parry, Menai Bridge; hon. treasurer, Mr W. Howard Lewis. Bangor; and hon. secretary, Mr Evan Thorna. Bangor.
THE BRITISH CAR IN FRANCE. The British motor car manufacturer is not only asserting his supremacy in this count y, but is now invading the Continent, and with the very best results. The manner -in wh:cli thp popular Humber cars a;e received in the very home of the mot^r oar will be apparent from the following letter which Messrs Hum- ber ltave received from Mr R. Hennessey, of Bagnolet, Cognac, Charente, France. Mr Hennesey writes as follows regarding his 15 h.p. Coventry Humber:—"The car has given me the fullest satisfaction and though I have driven it invariably myself for about 2300 miles since February 1st, I have never had the slightest trouble with it, And have had abso- lutely no repairs to do to the oar in any way, and it has been an eye-opener in this part of the country to marfy people who were in the habit of acofiing at the idea of a British-built car."
1'- AMALGAMATED SOCIETY OF RAILWAY SERVANTS. MEETING AT LLANDUDNO JUNCTION. -4 THE MEN'S DEMANDS. The local members of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants made a bold attempt to eistablsh a brancli at Llandudno Juticli'on some years ago, but for some reason or other the project did not suc- ceed as anticipated. Recently, however, a movement ia afoot to place the Junction branch on a sound ba&is, and to increase its membership. With this object in view the services of Mr W. G. Loraine, organising secretary to the society, were enlisted and he promised to address a public meeting of railway servants, but there were obstacles in the way to fix upon a suitable day for such a gathering. However, the difficulty was overcome by the decision to hold the meeting on a Sunday. The next difficulty which confronted the enthusiasts was the lack of a suitable roocm or hall in whidh to hold the meetings. The enthusiasm of the nailwaymen was not to be damped by such a difficulty, for on Snnday evening a hun- dred or so of the employees wended their way amidst flour sacks, sugar boxes and whatnot, up a narrow staircase to a loft which was intended for a bacon factory. Here comfortable seating accommodation had been arranged, and the men quickly took up their positions on the forma in front of a table, behind which sat Coun- cillor A. J. Oldman, who was to preside over the meeting, supported by Mr Piper, the secretary of the local branch, and the speaker of the evening was Mi- W. G. Loraine. The speech-making commenced, but it was soon evident that the rolling stock of the rail n ay company was a great hindrance. A< dlP expresses were passing to and fro, ex 11 i'hi.-4 remarks of the spokesmen were quite inaudible at times. Neither did the soli- tary dimly lit lamp add much to enlighten the ga-therng, and before the meeting was half through it became extinguished. Another lamp was however soon procured from a neighbour's house and the meeting proceeded. 1:1 THE CHAIRMAN'S OPINIONS. The Chairman, in his opening remarks, said he was not a railway man, but often travelled on the railway. Politically he was a Liberal, and his principles meant freedom, and he insisted upon freedom of thought and action, whether he agreed with them or not, and upon certain ques- tions of Trade Unionism he may not be in accord with their views. It was only right that they should all grant freedom of opinion to those who differed from them, One thing upon which they might ch'ffer upon was that lie did not thank it right to compel the company or anyone else to pay a poor worker the same wages as there best worker. He agreed that they needed level headed men to discriminate between these classes, and lie thought they had such a man in the House of Com moms in the per- son of Mr Itil. Bell (cheere). He was aware that railwavmen, like all other classes had their grievances. With regard to overtime, he thought that if a man was compelled to work overtime, he should be paid for it (cheers). The London and North-Western Railway Company were a better company to work for than most. A company after all had its duties to ita shareholders and its capitalists, but that should not predominate over the right de- mands of the employees (applause). Air George Edwards then moved the fol- lowing resolution "That this meeting of railwavmen of Llandudno Junction and district en- dorses the 'all grades' programme al- ready before the several railway com- panies, and we hereby consider that the delegates at the late conference arrived at a wi&e dooision in again asking the railways companies to consider the pro- gramme, and also to conssiJer the full recognition of their society in the dis- cussions of the proposals submitted on their behalf." Mr Piper seconded the resolution. RAILWAYMEN'S DEMANDS. Mr W. G. Loraine, speaking in support of the resolution, said he felt it an hon- our to address his first meeting of ra) Iway- men at Llandudno Junction. With regard to the Chairman's remarks concerning the standard rate of pay, there was no one who understood thaib qiieptioin better t.han the general body of railwavmen, and he fe-It sure that if the Chairman saw it in the same light, he would come to a differ- ent conclusion with regard to the men working on the London and North-Western Railway. He spoke as one who had 29 years' experience of railway work (cheers). The Railway Companies had recently intro- duced new methods, which had materially affected the promotion of its employees and blocked the chances of young men who were led to believe wlien they entered the service that the prospects were very different, to what they really were. It had been said that the Railway Company's board-room was open to all who had a grievance to ventilate, but he ventured to say that there was not a. man pre- sent who would have been a railway man that day if he had attempted to enter the board- room of the Railway Company. If he at- tempted to get beyond his superintendent, he would either be dismissed or reduced. With regard to the safety of the public, not many- passengers fully comprehended that sometimes they were travelling at the will and mercy of men working 16 or 18 hours a day. The time had now arrived when a demand should be put forward for an eight hour day (cheers)- The introduction of the larg-e engines had in- creased the responsibilities of the m&n on the Lancashire and Yorkshire, those engines were known to draw 120 waggons. If it was fair ten years ago to ask for ten hours a day. it was certainly not too much to ask for eight hours a day at the present time with the in- creased responsibilities (cheere). There were men to-dav who had served 16 years as firemen with no immediate prospect of becoming (I rin-em. Continuing. Mr Loraine said that a snort time ago." a train of eleven vans had two guards, but to-day ia train of 20 va.I16 only had one guard, which, be contended constituted a danger to the employees and the public- With regard to the salaries, he contended that 10s to 18s a we-ek was not sufficient for a man to live on. There were 120.000 men employed on the British railways, who did not receive JB1 a week and many received under 188 a week. Dividends should take second place to the wage of the servants- That, was one of the points of the Amalgamated Society. On the Great Central Railway the men on 'exclusion and goods worked about 15 hours a day. and in consoijmMice of that they sought to f"- iaWieh a ten hour day. It was not right that railway men should be compelled to work longer than an ordinary labourer outside the service. They had been told by the "Railway News" that the men were contented, and that was why they did not join thl'! Society, but he asked how was it possible for men earning only 156 or 188 a week to contribute to any fund? It was true that some men on the rail- way had got the eight-hour day, but it was their duty to protect and join the ranks of the Association. THE SUNDAY QUESTION- AB to thp Sunday pay- Mr Loraine said that if there was one part of the world that revered Sunday it was North Wales. No doubt there were some that would object to that meeting been held on a Sunday but even in No-th Wales they found that many were compelled to work, and received no pay for it. The Society asked that- thev-should be paid at th? rate of a time and a half for Sunday work. Some Railway men received according" to this rate- Why not all lanpl tii^e). The "Railway- News stated that the Railway Companies pro- vided pension*, pay. fte.. hut these funds had to be contributed to by ihe men them- sehies- Im fact, the men were compelled to pay or they were not admitted to the service. He had always been opposed to those funds as in his opinion tliev were onlv established to prevent the men from binding themselves to- gether (applause). ITpon the proposition of Mr Piper, seconded by Mr Phillip Davies. a vote of thanks was pad to Mr Oldman for presiding.
The British Antarctic Expedition, which starts for the South Pole in the early autumn, will take in itc stores7001bs. of cocoa, lOOihs. of chocolate. 17 oases of lime juice, dried albumen, and voik of eggs, enough to give two c^gs per man per day, for two years. milk powder, live tons of flour, and special cooker, by which snow can be transformed into boiling water. Mr Chamberlain has sent congratulations, on his golden wedding anniversary, to an old col- league with whom he worked at the desk at Nettkfold's, when starting his business car- eer. No one with any practical knowledge of affairs will argue that the mere passing of an examina- tion is a iproof of intellectual superiority, and still less that it is a guarantee of good judg- ment and common-se as e.—' 'Hospi tal."
=y- ■ MJJ'- "F.SflS LIVERPOOL 700TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CRHND HISTORICAL PAGEANT, Aug. 2nd, 3rd, 5th, & 6th, 1907. THE OFFICIAL I ORDER FOR THE 0 700th Anniversary Medalsy Q SECURED HAS BEEN AND 0) REGISTERED 0 0 BY 0ldfields //jm OLD POST OFFICE PLACE, /LIVERPOOL'S GREATEST JEWELLERS.
SANITATION AT ST. ASAPH. REPORT OF MR J. ROOKE CORBETT. Mr J. Rookc Corbett. sanitary engineer^ of Manchester, who was commissioned by us (says the Manchester Gii;trdian"I to investigate the .sanitary condition of the St. Asaph (Flintshire) rural district, respecting which some cliffe-rences have arisen beitwe-en the Rural Council and their Medioal Offioer of Health, reports as follows- Meliden and Dvserth are reached bv motor car along the !/ght railway whioh connects them with Prestatyn. They 4re from two to three miles inland, and are picturesquely situated at the base of the limestone escarpment which overlooks the plaÙl of Rhuddlan. Once upon a tijPf they were chiefly interested in lead mHi. ing, but, now that industry is no longer prosperous, they have turned their attention to catering for holiday-makers, and are rapidly becoming popular pleasure resorts. In both villages there are now a number of new houses provided with mod- ern cotiveiiience6 and draining into corn- pools, and every increase in the population makes it more and more necessary to es- tablish some more thorough system of sew- age disposal. Rhuddlan st.ands in the middle of the plain on the banks of the river Clwyd. and in the Middle Ages it was a pLaoe of con- siderable importance. The house may still be seen where the English Parliament met in 1283. In this town sewers have been laid and the newer houses drain into them, but the older houses still use pit-vy mid- dons, and, as the local authority miakes no provision for clearing these, their condition vaiies according to the practice of the different owners. In St. Asaph most of the cottages ap- pear to be provided with wafer closets, but several cottages often share in a yard and the conveniences winch it contains. Per- haps one of the worst c--u-:es in the city ia a block of six cottages not far from the past offioe. In front or these is a common yard oont tuning one water closet, but theie is no water laid on. One of the cottages has a barrel of rain water, but the spouting on the other five lias ool- lepsed, and when the rain water farla every drrop of wat-er used has to bo carried ug from the brdok about a hundred yards away. Three of these cottages are at pre- sent unoccupied. The clean" condition of the premises under such cireiltostanoes reflects great credit on" th tenants, but it is obv ous that in a city where such ptetoes exist much remains to !)Q done before the medical officer can hone.siv ly give such a report as he would wish to be able to g.ve of the district under L-is charge.
MERCHANT SHIPPING ACT. Striking Tribute to Mr Lloyd George. A striking tributei to Mr Lloyd George wat paid at the twenty-third annual conference of the Liu-ted Kingdom Pilots' Association, which was opened at Barrow. The President (Com- mander George Cawiley, R.N.R., of Bristol) said the Merchant Shipping Act of 1906 would Eland M a meimotrial to the good sense of t.he prese»n>t President- of the Board of Trade, who had durim.g the short time he had held t.he position conferred more lasting benefits on the seafarers of tiliis country on hifi own initiative t-han all his predecessors in office sinc-c t.he or- iginal Merchant Shipping Act of 1854. The new Act, was one of the he "It codes of law ever passed in the maritime interests of the nation.
Revenue returns of the United Kingdom fof the lirfit quarter of the current financial year show a nett increase compared with the eamo quarter last yea.r of 2813,701.
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