PERSONAL. Lord Harlech has left Brogyntyn for Inver- ness. J The Countess of Powis has arrived at 45, Berkeley-square from Pcwis Castle, Welshpool. Mr Richard Lloyd George, the eldest son of the President of th Board of Trade, is going to Cambridge this term. He is eighteen years of tge. Second-Lieut. L. E. W. Egerton, of the Shrop- shire Imperial Yeomanry, is gazetted Second- Lieutenant (supernumerary) in the Royal Bucks Hussars I.Y. Lieut. Egerton is a nephew of Lord Harlech. The marriage will shortly take place of Dr. Hill, of Rodney-st., Liverpool, with Miss Ethel Constance Barker, third daughter of the lato Mr Richard Barker, of Huyton, and of the late Mrs Barker, of Penybryn Hall, Llangollen. Major-General Sir John Ardagh, K.C.M.G., R.E., a famous war expert, has died at Glyn- llifon Park, Carnarvon, where he had been on a visit for some days to the Hon. F. G. Wynn. The deceased was 67 year3 of age. Brigadier-General A. W. Hill, Welsh Border Regiirenta! Districts (president), Colonel A. J. Kelly, R.E., and Colonel J. de W. Lardntr Claike, R.G.A., have been appointed to examine omcers in tactical fitness for command at Shrews- next Tuesday. Mr Charles Potter, a well-known painter of Welsh landscapes, died at Llanbedr last week, at the age of 75. He was a son of Sergeant John Potter, of the 6th Foot, who was present at the battle of Corunna, at which Sir John Moore was killed. It 19 stlted that 1\1r Vaugban Dayies's seat in Cardiganshire is likely to be attacked by the ad- vanced wing of the Welsh National party. The name of Mr Hughes Davies, B.Sc., who is well- known in Nonconformist circles in London, is put forward as one who will be invited to come forward as candidate at the next generaJ election. The Countess of Dundonald has arrived at Gvvrych Castlo, where she will remain over the festivities to be held thereat the end of this month, in hopour of the ooming-of-age—last February—of Lord Cochrane. Among the many treasures at Gwrych is a lock of Napoleon's hair, given by the Emperor to Lord Dundonalds grandfather. Captain Dundonald Cochrane, at S. Molena. 'An opportunity is now being given the people of Wales to recognise in a substantial manner the great services which the Rev. Thomas Levi, Aberystwyth, has rendered to the Principality, and especially to Welsh literature. It has been decided to present Mr Levi with a. testimonial, and an influential committee has been formed, under the auspices of the Calvinistic Methodist General Assembly, to carry the proposal into effect.
A MANCHESTER COMPANY'S AFFAIRS COLWYN BAY GENTLEMAN THE GOVERNING DIRECTOR, Before Judge Parry. at the Manchester County Court, on August 19th, it will be remembered that a creditor made an application for the wind- ing up of the Rossendale Belting Company, Ltd., whose registered offices are in Canada Chambers, Spring Gardens, Manchester. An affidavit by Mr Gwilym Evans Rowlands, of Wychbury, Coed Pella-road, Colwyn Bay, was put in, in which he stated ha governing director of the company. After some discussion between counsel on eacn aide, his Honour adjourned the petition, so as to give the company an opportunity of .showing whether the intention to reconstruct the company i n the lines indicated was genuine or not: Yesterdxy Mr Montgomery, for the petitioner, ft new ed his application before Judge Parry. He rt minded his Honour that the application bad keen adjourned on terms to enable the company to make certain arrangements which would result in a reconstruction and in the payment of the creditors. He understood from Mr Fox, who appeared for the company, that nothing had been done, and that they did not see their way .fÐ carry through the scheme without a winding- up, and he believed he proposed to consent to an Order that day. Mr Fox remarked that he did not consent to a winding-up order. The difficulties put in their way had been caused by these proceedings, and their scheme had not matured. Mr Lord, the solicitor for the debenture-holders, was still with him in this attitude. His Honour: It seems to me I must give the winding-up order unless some arrangement can be made to satisfy Mr Montgomery. Mr Montgomery: Tben we will take the usual torder. His Honour assented,
SIR CHARLES NlcLAREN, M.P., AND THE RAILWAY TROUBLES. THINKS THERE WILL BE AN HONOURABLE SETTLEMENT. The support which Sir Charles M'Laren, M.P., has both in speech and letter extended to the railway men's agitation for official recognition by the companies continues to bo the most interesting feature of the situation. Sir Charles M'14ren is the chairman of the .Metropolitan Railway Company and a director of the Barry Railway, and hie promise to do what he can to bring about an honourably settlement of the dispute ia being widely commented upon In t'he course of an interview Sir Charles M'Laren said he had talked with one or two of the directors, and did not think there was any strong feeling on their side about the matter in dispute. It was chiefly a question of ex- pediency, though no doubt one or two had spoken rather strongly. "I am one of those," he.said, "who are very optimistic. I think the affair will right itself as time goes on, and I do not think there will be a atrike. Of course the chief necessity is lor both sides to adopt a conciliatory attitude, and certainly Mr Bell is doing so. I know him well. He doe# not want a. strike. It is a large extent a. question of amour propre. Neither side wishes to withdraw from the posi- tion it has taken up."
FROM LONDON TO NORTH WALES IN A BALOON. EXCITING VOYAGE, Mr John Dunvtlle and Mr C. F. Pollock Ascended from Cheleea in the former's balloon la- Mascotteo at one a.m. on Saturday, and, having passed to the north of Oxford over Up- ton-on-Severn, the Malvern Hills, the Hereford the wildest parts of the Welsh mountains, descended near Lampeter, Cardiganshire, at 8.20 having travelled about 190 miles in seven three-quarter hours. Wales has seldom been reached by balloon from London on account of the south-east wind not often occurring. The balloon Satellite, with Mr Philip Gard- and Mr Short on board, which ascended" Short's Balloon Works, Battersea, on ^hured&y night, at 10.15, descended three miles «om Ellesmere at a place called Knolton Bryn, Flintshire, at 5.30 on Friday morning. After the balloon re-ascended at 9.45, and an exciting descent in a strong wind on moors between Derwcn and Denbigh at a P'aoe called Tainywaen. 2ifnnn9 is, ,be„a reoord tr;P for a small fo,yUU cubic feet balloon, the distance covered 'J1# 200 miles- Both passengers were wnnurt, though the car eventually overturned ■"ter dragging for some distance.
CATTLE DROVER SEVERLY IN- JURED AT ABER FAIR. J\ t the Aber Fair on Tuesdav a.ftcrnoon a. =11EJ drove.r's aliGtalll,t named 'William Tho- biø cit°f Carnarvon, .found a oow which was in thn- a.rge very rœtlve. Thomas wa suddenly \to i:tVD down by 11he plunging anima', alll,d had the hœd rop, and tJhe oow boltÆà' at Oh.ain sP along the h1gh road, By &orne mis- ce Thomas's leg g.ot fa6t in the I'O'pe. with b rlt tJhat he was dragged aJ'Ü:ng tihe 1"OO.d ,wi:ng aThd t1Umping for nearly half a mile: of dirt finally pIcked up he lCked lilŒ a bu.n.dle He y raR, Imd was. UnOOI1.ECl:<>l1J! Iter f e.N\d oons.c!lOUfo In about n quar- gw 01 _houJ. and ws then taken to tihe Ban- BUst. nunnary, where 1t 'Mis fOUThcl that he had "'as alll a c.POUoTh !,raotuil'e Qf the leg and Irlot \e'red wI,d1 bru9.. Fortunat.eIy he doOAA bead. ppe?oI' to oove sU5tamed an;}' jury to his
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u ALONG THE COAST." (By a Travellirig- Correspondent). The visitors have gone, the regular entertain- ments are over, the evenings are getting longei, and the winter season has begun. Most of us welcome the strange quietness that has come over the country; we would omit, from the Shakespearean quotation, "Now is the winter cf discontent," the negative prefix of the last word. We feel tha.t the country at last belongs to us; that the tram service is designed for our accommodation end not for a multitude of strangers, and wa can get cur favourite corners in those second-class "smokers" which we love to frequent upon our joumeyings up and down the coa-st. Faces that we have got accustomed to POi) in and out of the carriages, and tho talk is about things we understand and take an in- tenst in. Of course, when the summer comes round again and the gentle visitor once more appears, we will welcome him gladly, right glad- ly, just as we individually welcome our guests at home, but, after all, there is a pleasure in having the place to ourselves after t.he busy mont.hs of entertaining. If it were not for this compensation the winter quietness would become deadly dullness, and we should be worn to shadows with ennui before the next season began. X We are turning our attention to those innocent amusements which while away the lengthening nights, and tho church end chapel societies are bestirring themselves; lecture programmes are being issued; whist drives and dances are being piojected; an i the men who can "do something" such as sing, play, joke, and so forth, are all being "looked up" and persuaded to promise their services. The man with the anecdotes and puzzles, too, is being brought out of the summer oblivion, and is doing his best to mystify his fellow creatures. Here is one problem—an old one, the answer to which, however, I forget— which I found-some people puzzling over the other day. Can any reader tell me the answer: "I have 14s in silver, but when asked to change half a sovereign I find that the coins I hold will not allow me to give the correct change." < Time is now allowed us for the recreation we require, and I may remind the reader that if they wish to spend a really jolly evening this week they cannot do better than visit the Prince's Theatre, Llandudno, where a splendid company is appearing to large audiences in "The Belle of New York." The entertaining musical play has never been better presented than it is by Mr Musgrovc's company, which is 50 strong, and brings down capital scenery and appoint- ments, and charming dresses. The music is catchy, and there are up-to-date songs, the latest in dances, and the best local touches in "gag." For instance, the question which the bridesmaids put to "Branson," the eccentric millionaire, "Do you think that married men live longer than single men?" is answered thus by Mr Dupres, who so admirably fills that exacting part, "It seems longer." "Husbands," says "Bronson," "are like fires; if you don't watch them they go out at night and stop out I" » Single ladies, he explained, largely predomi- nated in Boston, but he was not surprised when he had seen the ladies. The bridesmaids left him in indignation after that remark, and he then sent af-jr them—the gallant fellow—this parting jibe, "It is evident they don't come from Chicago; they are too well preserved." Miss Hebe Kneller as "Violet," the Salvation lassie, recalls the most famous impersonation of the part-by Miss Edna May—without disparage- ment of the performance of Miss Kneller; and everyone must be impressed with the wonderful virility and grace of Miss Florence Hersee as "Mamie." he is irresistible in the Coon dance in the final soene. For the convenience of re- sidents "Along the Coast," there are late trains being run specially each night this week to Rhyl and Bangor. » If » The Conway Corporation have practically ar- rived at the end of their protracted litigation with the Board of Trade, and the formal agree- ments embodying the settlement were, I under- stand, executed on Wednesday. The Council secure the freehold of certain portions of the river banks and bed, and it is understood that they have been offered a lease of the remainder provided suitable terms can be arranged. It is a good thing that this long drawn out business is ended, and that all that remains for the rate- payers to do is to pay the Jawyer's bill. They may take it for granted that tho bill will be a stiff one, but, after all, the questions involved needed settlement, and the price will not be out of the way for that to be effected. The Coun- cil are now at liberty to recommence the dredg- ing operations which proved so profitable half-a- dozen years ago. Since the dredging ceased, upon tho Board of Trade claim being put in, the gravel bank has, it is said, become covered with mussel, and there are objections on the part of the fishermen to the mussel being dis- turbed. To settle the point the harbour master has been asked to examine the bank and report upon its condition. If it is found well stocked with mussel, of course, it will be well that the fish should be raised before dredging is resumed. I fully believe that the dredging is advantageous to the navigation as it tends to deepen thee bed of the estuary. Mr James Aniphlett has sueccedeJ in "draw- ing" the Local Government Board in regard to the Cowlyd Water Works. The Board above will now consent to the loan for the second pipe line, and really not before it was necessary. Mr T. B. Farrington has been warning the Cowlyd Board of the urgency of this worn for years past, and the plans and other details hav^ been prepared for quite a. long time. It must now be admitted that Col- wyn Bay has been placed in an awkward fix, out of which it will need prompt and wise action to extract her without loss of her all-unocr'ant pr stige. < The Colwyn Bay people will have to watch the Denbighshire Education Committee pretty close- ly, as I hear that the other day the committee were considering projects for building two brand new schools in the town. One of the two schools suggested is for Old Colwyn, and is to be a boys' school on a new site. The other school is for the Bay itself, instead of the pro- posed enlargement of the old board school. Both schemes came up from the local managers. These are not times for adding to the local bur- dens, unless it is really necessary to increase the loady it llie Abergele School presented to the Educa- tion Committee a balance sheet which has calsed some criticism, inasmuch as it shows a lob on last year's working of the school of £ 140. T|e school is doing a fine work, but the cost of it seems to bo considerable. It is proper that the governors should be asked about the arrears of fees, which amounted to over £:50 last year. Llanrwst School, on the other hand, seems to be at last in clover. For years the school was struggling against poverty, but now it boasts quite a substantial balance in hand. This is a good thing indeed, because schools are not like chapels and churches which thrive best on debt.. I do not mean to say that very elaborate and expensive buildings and apparatus, and very highly paid teachers, are essential to successful education, because they are not. Up in the old Llangelynin Church, perched in a bleak spot on the Carnarvonshire hills, are still to be seen the rude wooden stools used by the pupils who at- tended the day schools there in the eighteenth century, under thf) scheme of Griffith Jones, of Lhnddowror. In that primitive school the pupils sat in a transept of the church with their feet on a olay floor. Yet, I will warrant that more leal education wag imparted in that school in a week than is row imparted in many schools costing the community large sums of money in a month. Tha reason, of course, is that every- one attending the Llangelynin School went de- termined to learn, and the teachers were deter- mined to teach The teachers in their oratory at Colwyn Bay, last week, demanded more ex- pensivo equipment, which they asked to be al- lowed to select for themselves. At that meet- ing the "deputation" made tho odd remark that not being a bird he found it difficult to be in two places at the same time*
THE WELSH CHURCH COMMISSION. THE CALVINISTIC METHODIST DENOMINATION. EVIDENCE BY THE SECRETARY OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. The Wekih Church Commiodcn .resumed ite sittings in London 011 Tuesday. Lord J UISItiee Vaughan Williams presided, and all the mem- berts of the Commission were present. The whole of the day was occupied' with the evi- dence of too Rev. Jcfhn Owen Thomas, a minis- ter of the Weklh Caivm otic Me-tbodiet Churoh., who is also the secretary of the General As- se-iiibiy of the churoh, and of the Nortih Wales Quarterly Association. THE TRAINING OF MINISTERS- Mr Thomas spoke first of the selection and training- of ministere. The onicere of each cihurclh, he eaid, wo;o instructed to be on the wa'fcc-h for promising oaudidiates and to afford tihern opportunities of taking part in the ser- vices, eo that the church might be in a position to judge of tiheir fitnss. requirements of the Connexion a6 to the course of study to be followed by young preachers had varied con- siderably from time to time, but for many years theo-e had been a steady raising- of the standard both in general education and in theological training, in particular the hitter. As to collegiato ttraining, every preacher was expected to take a general course whidii would fit him to pafia the examination few admission to tho tSicoiogica] colleges cf the Connexion or to graduate at cue of the universities. As a matter of fact nearly every candidate before entering the theological college spent some years at school and Chen at a university or uni- versity college—some at Oxford. Cambridge, Edinburgh, or Gkisigow, but tile majority at one of tihe colleges of the- University of Wales. The candidates for the ministry were fairly repre- sentative of classes included in the Connexion. Many of tlhcni oamo from the working claesco, and many, before emterin^Bj|pon preparation for the ministry, had been vroSiing as qua<rrymen, coa] miners, ehopkeepers, clerks, eobool teach- ers f-airmeirs, a.nd so on. A few, and probably an increasing- proportion, pasised direct from school to college. To meet the special needs of those who after being engaged in some secular occupation desired to prepare themselves for the mirwstiry, preparatory schools wore pro- vided at Trevecca, Bala, and Clynnog. At present the students attending tiheeo echook were repeetively 54, 27, and 24. The students in these schools weire prepared either for matricu- lation in the University of Wales Of for enter- ing one of the theological, .colleges directly. The witness gave details of iTiio written exa- mination which candidate^ for ordination are required to pass- There were four subjects, witlh an examiner in each. Theso were—geaie- ftaj knowledge concerning the Scriptures, a specified book or portion of a book in the Old Testament or the New, a specified doctrine in the-clogy, and a specified' period of Church his- tory. No one was admitted as a candidate at this examination, without having gene through a course of trainintg in theology for tlhiree years, tlhoug-h exemption from this ride might be granted in the of a man of exceptional qualifications. W.hile the Comuiexion not prepared to say tlhat no mail could properly enter the ministry except through a theological college, it was felt that amy exceptions should be considered on their merits, and that every safeguard should' be adopted to eccuro that they really wero exceptional oaeets- The Calvinistic Methodis-ip had two theological colleges one at Bala and the other at Aberystwyth. Both were aascoiaited colleges OIl the University of Wales. Untij 1865 tr.e expenses of the Bala College were met by annual oontributiore from the montlhjy meetings, but an endowment fund was gradually got together and this now amounted to £50,508, yielding an annual in- come of about £1900 for the general purposep of the College. The number of et.udon.te at Bala was 38, arnd at Aberyistwyth 30. The Welsh Oalvinistio Methodists, the wjtness added', did not insist tfhsut aill candidates for the ministry rihoujd pass through, their own theological ool- legee. The number of preachers ordained in 1906 was 44—29 in Nortih Wales and 15 in South Wales- These were an increase on pre- vious years, but tihe witness did not tihink this was to be attributed to the recent revival. IMPORTANCE OF GOOD PREACHING. Mr Thomas proceeded to sneak of the elec- tion of pastors. He said that within certain limits any dhurch of the Welsh CaJvinietio Methodists was free to choose rts own pastor and' to make its own arrangements with him as to duties and salary. The work of a minister. wias considered to t>e first and foremost preach- ing-. A talemit for preaching was generally held among the Calvinistic Methodists to be the special gift of the ministry. The young minaeter's apprenticeship was «siainly in tihe work of preacihHtg. Tine possession of a gift for preaching was held to be the most convinc- ing proof that a man was reujly called to the ministry, and went far to secure his admission to it. Tihe eucoegsful minister was not, how- over, to such a degree as formerly exclusive- ly the powerful preacher. Other demands were mow intade and other tests apnli-ed'. Still, preaching retained the foremost place. Explaining the method by which tho Sunday ministry was organised, Mr Thomas said that the general rule was for tho minister to be engaged to x)reach to his own congregation one Sunday a month. Many, if not most, of the English churches of the Connexion and many Welsh churches in South Wales arranged for a larger number of Sundays to bo assigned to the pastor. For the Sundays other tlia those on which the pastor officiated the elders invited any other preachers as they might think proper. The pas- tor had no responsibility and very little voice in tho matter. On the other hand, the pastor for those Sundays on which he did not minister to his own congregation visited other churches, as invited by their. elders. Each pastor received his income partly in the form of a fixed sum from his own church for pastoral duties, and partly in the form of the fees which he received for his Sunday ministrations at home and else- ,where. No church, however weak or however remote, was left without, at least one service, conducted by an accredited preacher or minister each Sunday. Lord Hugh Cecil: Is not the result of the system rather tragic in the case of a man who is not a good preacher? The witness; Well, it might tie. He might be thrown upon the beach?—That is possible. At tho same time a man who has not much talent in preaching may be so esteemed for his character aa to obtain preaching engage- ments. The Rev. Morgan Gibbon: But a man is not sought after far and wide for his character? The witness: Perhaps not, but I would not like it to be understood that it is merely talent that is sought in a preacher. In answer to Archdeacon Evans, the witness said that about one-fifth of the total number of preachers available would be unemployed on any given Sunday, but this would include students and pastors on tho retired list. It was neces- sary to have some surplusage to meet emer- gencies. Dealing with the work of the quarterly associa- tion, witness said it included the diseaission of subjects such as education, temperance, or mis- sion work. The Chairman (with a smile): Does education include tho "plan of campaign 7" The witness: It would include all aspects of education which concern the churches under its care. Tho Chairman: And that would be one?—The witness: Yes. Continuing, the witness said that the total amount collected throughout the Connexion to- wards the ministry in 1905 was £121,237. This was an increase of £14,975 as compared with the total of 1904, and represented an average of 12s 9d per communicant. The witness men- tioned that in small rural churches the old cus- tom still prevails of calling the roll of members in the church meeting when each member who has a contribution comes forward and pays it. ORDINATION AND SACRAMENTS. Church membership was the next matter taken up by the witness. Lord Hugh Cecil asked a number of questions as to the sense in which Welsh Calvinistic Methodists regard the sacra- ment of the communion. Mr Thomas said that under certain exceptional circumstances the sacrament might be adminis- tered by a layman. Lord H. Cecil: You do not connect the rule that only a minister is to administer the sacra- ment with anything that is done to the minister in ordination? The witness: No. You say ho received nothing from God in or- dination which enables him to administer the sacrament?—iNo, not. in the actual ordination. We consider the ordination as a recognition of something which has already taken place between himself and God. The Chairman Supposing someone said of the Calvinistio Methodist Church that it was an asso- ciation which was broad enough to include everyone who honestly wished to be a member, and narrow enough to require that there should be a recognition of the essentials of Christianity, would that be too broad for you? The witness: No, I don't think it would. Tho Chairman: Without any statements of what theso essential are? The witness: I don't think the description would be too broad for me. At the same time I would say that I hear the question for the first time and have not scrutinised it very closely. In answer to Lord Hugh Cecil, the witness said that while the fervent enthusiasm of the revival had passed, many beneficial results re- mained. A large number of young men were willing to take part in the public services of the Church, and many had been reclaimed from evil ways of living. I WELSH CALVINISTIC THEOLOGY. As to the theological position of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists he informed Lord Fwh that they still adhered to the doctrine tlMt Christ came to save some, but not all. Tne doctrine of election, however, was not often preached. He would not say that this doc- trine constituted an irreconcilable or funda- mental difference between the Calvinistic Methodists and the Wesleyan Methodists. The two churches held a great many beliefs in com- mon. Doctrines sometimes changed their per- spective, and the time might come when the two churches would regard this as a question en which they agreed to differ. The question of union was net, in his opinion, one of practi- caJ politic;>. Lord Hugh Cecil put It to the witness that the change which had occurred in the theolo- gical point of view made the strict Calvinistic position incrediblo to almost everybody, and that even in the Calvinistic Church this was re- cognised by the virtual suppression of Calvinis- tic theology in the pulpit. Mr Thomas thought it was going too far to say that. The old-fashioned point of view was still held to a large extent by the Calvinistic Methodists. CALVINISTIC METHODISTS AND DEBT. The Welsh Church Commission met again yes- I terday morning at Westminster. The Rev. John Owen Thomas, Menai Bridge, continued his evidence. He was examined by Archdeacon Evans and Lord Hugh Cecil as to certain rules of his body, and said that one was that if a member did not pay his debts he ex- posed himself to the censure of the church. Lord Cecil: That would relate to debt. It would not affect litigation in which both parties were acting honestly?—No. Lord Hugh Cecil: I suppose there is litigation among- Calvinistic Methodists? Witness: I am afraid there is, but I don't sup- pose it is very common. Witness added that from the ministry they were careful to exclude men who were not morally and spiritually fit, and also from the point of intelligence. They had not suffered from tho difficulty of getting an efficiency of supply for the ministry. Arihdeacon Evans t>.5ked whether the spread of education had affected the ministry by sending them to other careers. I Witness said the spread of education had opened careers not opened before to Welshmen. Lor i Hugh Cecil put several questions, and said his reason for asking them was that he notice:! from public utterances that among the Ncncjnformists there was a cert-am distrust ot dogmatic Uieoiogy. Jn witness's denomma- tion there a dislike to dogma as dogma? Witness; I do not think so. The Chairman You really mean that in your denomination thero is no distrust of dogma?— That :s SQ. Sir Brynmor Jones asked whether the witness would agree to a proposition of this kind Tnat etho contession of faitu was put forward not m a spirit antagonistic to the Tinrty-ninc Articles of tiio Churcn of England. Witness: Yes. The Chairman put a number of questions to the witness as toVhether the Calvinistic Meth- odists and Weslcyans had not beliefs in common, whereupon The Rev. Morgan Gibbon objected to go into theological arguments. (To witness:) You have not come for that purpose? The learned Chairman said he had no desire to enter into a theological argument, because he was not qualified. But evidence had been given before the Commission that all the great denominations in Wales did not differ essentially in doctrine. Having tha witnesses' evidence, he felt that the statement made earlier was not correct. He would not put any more questions on the matter.
"WESLEYAN SYNOD AT LLANFAIRFECHAN. THE PROPOSED NEW POLITICAL PARTY. The annual fmajicial eyncd of the No. 2 dis- trict of the Welch WesLeyan Methodistt, which extends from Abergele to Aberdovey, opened under the presidency of Dr. Hugh Jones, Ban- gor, at Llanfairfechan on Tuesday. There was a large attendance of delegates. A discussion occurred over the proposed Con- ference of Wekh Nonconformists at Cardiff with regard to the action of the Government in de- ferring the introduction of a Disestablishment and Disendowment Bill for Wales. The trend of the mooting showed a great deal of sympathy with Mr Lloyd George, and im- plicit trust in tho Government, and deplored any effort to obstruct him in his work. The following resolution was carried: "That this meeting desires to reiterate its strong con- viction that the early disestablishment and dis- endowment of the Church in Wales is of vital importance in the highest interests of religion in Wales, and in view of the oft-repeated de- mand of the large majority of the Welsh nation, once again constitutionally expressed by every Welsh constituency a.t the last general election, brooks no further delay; it xejoieets that the present Government recognises this, and has promised to deal with the question in the course of the present Parliament. We would, how- ever, urge the Premier to make a still more ex- plicit declaration that this question will be dca-It with in an early session, and thereby re- move the fear that still seems to exist in cer- tain quarters in Wales that the question may not be dealt with in the present Parliament." THE PROPOSED NEW PARTY. The Synod, whilst obviously not in favour cf creating a new party in Wales, elected the following representatives to attend the Confer- ence a.t Cardiff: Dr. Hugh Jonee, Revs. Peter Jones Roberts, D. Gwynfryn Jones, Madoc Ro- berts, and Messrs W. 0. Jones (Bangor), and Davies Jones (Llanrwst). It was reported that the duty of £50 on tho property bequeathed^ to the denomination by the late Mr W. J. Morris, Barmouth, had been paid by his son, Mr Owen W. Morris, J.P., Bar- mouth, and his daughter, Mrs Wiliaamp. Buarth, so that the ,gift will be absolutely free. Both Mr Morris and Mrs Williams were thanked. Pcrtdmcrwio was selected as a centre in con- nection with tho Probationers' examinations, of which the Rev. D. Tecwyn Evans, B.A., was appointed secretary. APPOINTMENT OF OFFICIALS. The following appointments were madeMr T. C. Lewiis, Deganwy, treasurer of the mini- ster's fund; Mr O. W. Morris, Barmouth, dis- trict treasurer of the children's fund; Rev. Lafryn Hughes, secretary of the District Educa- tion Committee for the education of young ministers; Rev. J. Smith, Penygroes, and Mr W. S. Owen, Holyhead, secretaries of the Local Preachers' Committee; and the Rev. W. Owen secretary of the Ministers' Wesley Guild. A vote of condolence was patBed with the family of the late Rev. Albert Clayton, ex- president of the British Conference. The Rev. Tecwyn Evans was selected to read a paper on "Present day Christianity in the light cf the Epistle to the Hbwws" at the next synod to be held at Carnarvon. Hie Rev. Ishmacl Evans was appointed to ap- proach the different circuits with the view of raising £1500 to liquidate the debt on the Home Mission- The text discussed at the Conference yester- day was "Gwyliwch, sefwch yn y ffydd ym- wrohvch, ymgryfhoweh," part being taken by the Revs. P. Jones-Roberto, Owen Hughes Messrs D. R. Thomas, Portmadoc, and William Roberts, Macntwrog. The secretarial duties were performed by the Reve. P. G. Roberts and O. Madoc Robe r t-s.
WELSH INDUSTRIES. Local Exhibition at Bala. TJIO Bala branch of the Welsh Industries ar- ranged to hold a local exhibition for the Baia union diisitrdot on Friday. Mr J. W. Roberta acted as chairman, and Air R. N. Jonea (Bryn- melyn) as secretary- The most important sec- tion was the competitions in butter-making. Mrs Roberts (Lleweni Hall) adjudicated on tine seventy-seven entries, and declared that the general exhibits were excellent, the prize-win- ners being worthy of the beat shows. The dairy class of the Bala Girls' County School, under Misa Daviep, presented various exhibits of but- ter, and Mrs Roberts complimented the as very creditable indeed. Mr Rowlands (Llangollen) acted as judge of bread, oatcakes, eggs, and! poultry. The show throughout far exceeded the expectations of the committee, the entries numbering 385, and the attendance wag overcrowding-,
DENBIGHSHIRE COUNCIL FINANCE. EDUCATION EXPENDITURE, £82,000. The report of the Denbighshire County Coun- cil shows that the receipts "for the past financial year amounted to £140,290. Of this amount £49,740 was raised by means of rates, and £81,437 in education grants. The total expendi- ture (as allowed by the district auditor) was £146,487, the chief items being police purposes £8911. main roads £20,404, and education £82,394. On the elementafJfteducaticn account the total amount raised by* rate was £ 22,727, apd tho grants received from the Board of Edu- cation reached a total of £43,544. The total expenditure on this account was £63,803. On the higher education account the receipts were £19,084, and the expenditure £14,451.
Many motor cars in South Wales have been obliged to atop owing to the horns being choked by flies. ???w??Yl? ???rM??? ?Tr??M??? A?A?&ijUE?JK&w AAi?&A?j&ijKE< AAi?&?aUEAAXe I RICHARD WILLIAMS & SONS, Sp-ecialities:- Colliery Timber T's WHEELWRIGHT'S TIMBER. erl vAv ESTATE & RAILWAY TIMBER. English Oak and Elm Planking. SAW MILLS AND WAGGON WORKS, CONNAH'S QUAY. Head Offices-39, Oldhall St., LIVERPOOL. TELEPHONE .I CONNAH'S QUAY 29 LIVERPOOL 829 TELEGRAMS "OLDHALL LIVERPOOL." [ BUYERS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION cr I English & Welsh TREES.
§ £ ntb of fill* M- Horns, Colfonn SOT- A WELL-KNOWN COMMERCIAL TRAVELLER. THE FUNERAL. Mr William Mor.rit?, of St. Enoch's, Victoria Pao-k, Colwyn Bay, paseed away during the eail"ly hours of Sunday morning- Mr Morris was one of the meet respected in- habitauiits of Colwyn Bay, and his death at tne comparatively early age of 57 yeais will l>e mourned by a large circle cf friends. lor S'ome m-on-tilie past, Mr Morns had euiTered from a painful internal disease but he bore his lot with characteristic cheert lulnefc". For the past seventeen yea's he had faithfully reni esented Mcsets Hunter, Barr and Co., Limited, Glasgow, wholesale drapers, travelling for them all over WaLes_. and amongst the numerous messages of condolence received by tiho family was one from the man-aging director of the linn, which formed a.11 eloquent tribute to his oonmection with his employere. lie was an old member of the Chester and North Wales Commercial Travellers Association and also cf the North Wale-p Branch of the Uni- ted Kingdom Commercial Travellers' Areccia- tion,, in both of which bodies he took an active interest. Amongst his colleaguee "on the road" he was uncommonly popular. Mr Morris came to Cohvyn Day from Chester about nine years ago. and in July, 1904, he Jost his beloved daughter, Hannah Mary (Hattie), who was 25 vears of age. Mir Morris was de- votedly attached to his two dauglrters and the loss of "iiattie" was a. blow to him from which the really never rallied. He wag an ardent politician and a great be- liever in the late Mr W. E. Gladstone. Among his inoet cherished possessions were several let- ters addressed to him by that staiteeman- One interesting communication received in reply to a letter from the deceased has been framed'. It relates to the Sunday deping Bill in Wales, and iB as follows: — "1887. Dear Sir,—I have no suoh experience as would warrant viy giving you a general answer, bwt I believe the Welsh Sunday Closing Bill h,a worked well in this large parish (Hawar- den), and I fita,ve no reason to suppose it has done otherwise elsewhere. Your faithful servant, W. E. GLADSTONE." Mr Morris was a member of Engedi Chapel, Colwyn Bay. and had previously been connected with the Methodist Connexion at Chester. He was a zealous Sunday School teacher at both places, and' in this sphere he will be much missed at. Engedi. In the home circle he was an ideal huebajid, a kind father, and a good neighbour. He is survived by a widow and daughter, with whom much sympathy ie felt. THE FUNERAL. The funeral, which was of a public character, took place yesterday (Wednesday) at Bronynant Cemetery. The Rev. Robert Roberts (Engedi) and the Rev. T. M. Jones, Colwyn Bay, officiated at the house, and a.t the graveside the service was conducted by the Rev. Thomas Parry, Llye Aled, Co'.wyn Bay, and Rev. Ed- win Jones, B.A., Trinity Church, Llandudno. At the close of the eervice the hymn "Derfydd i mi deithio'r ddaear" was effectively eung. In fact, the service throughout was very impressive. The chief mourners were Mrs Morris (widow), Miss Morris (daughter), Mr Evan Wynne Wil- liams, Dolgelley; Mr Mcrrie H. Lloyd. Morvan; Mr and Mrs Edward Williams, and Gladys, "Gwynllye, Colwyn Bay; Mre Dr. Thomas, Dolgelley; Nurse Davies, Mr and Mrs Jones, Barmouth; Mr and Mm Hutton, Brighton; Miss Ro'Wcon, Colwyn Bay; Mr G. Williams, Menai Bridge; Mis Parry, Mr Isaac Lloyd Parry, and Mr Ernest Parrv, Llandudno Junction; and a great number of the general public- The N.W. branch of U.K.C.T.A. was repre- sented by Mr T. G. Humphreys (hon. secretary), Mr P. Currie, and others. The following is a list of wreaths :-Irs and Miss Morris; Mr and Mrs Edward Williams, C,l?ady(3 and Gwei, "G-ynl:lv" Victori& Park; Alr and Mrs D. Hutton, Br] 'gh'teii; ',?Ir and Mris Saluisibu Jon-es, LianrwF,t; Mr a?rd I\Irs Jone6 d a?3 an y, BriLhton; Mrs Pet?ers, Batb- A4r and Mrs T. I-. -Pari:v and faniilv. I.Jali?udlo Jun&' n; Nurw Da?ie?,. Mrs li?-bertc, -o Fern ]3ank ViEa; Mrs W?j?a llvfrvdle,' (-'olNvvn Bay; Mr and Mrs W. 30nes, Li?,on'HD-,ise, B?r- mouth; Mr and IVlr. W. T. Davies, Fern Bank, Colwyn Bay; "All of Moryan;Mrs Jones,Glan Conway; and his fellow members of the North Wales branch of the U.K.C.T.A. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs Edward Allen and Son, Colwyn Bay. Mrs and Miss Morris desire to thank their friends for the many kind expressions of sym- pathy in their sad bereavement and for the numerous floral tributes received.
EXTENSION LECTURES AT COLWYN 13 AiT. THE POETRY OF TENNYSON. Tne iirst of a couise of six leciu. es, on Tenny- son and Browni lg, jn connection with the Oxtord University Extension movement, was delivered at tll,3 Churcn Room, Colwyn Bay, yesterday afternoon, when there was a very encouraging at- tendance. The Ijcal executive, of which Mr G. W. Mould is the prisident, and Mrs Lucas (Highclere) and Miss Briggs (Coed Pella.) the hon. sees., are to bi congratulated upon their preliminary prepara- tions. Tiere is every reason to believe that the lectures will prove an unqualified success for not only have the tickets old well, but in Mr T A. Dale, M.A., they have found a lecturer vhc can deal with a somewhat dry subject in a popular and interesting manner. Mr G. W. Mould presided over the firit meet- ing, and in the course of two or three sentences he introduced the lecturer to the gathering. In til 3 course of his preliminary remarks, Mr Dale stated he had fixed upon the poems pub- lished by Tennyson in 1842 for the subject of the first lecture, because the work written by him before that time, while of very great interest, was a little too minute for consideration at that stage, It was in 1842, said Mr Dale, that Ten- nyson took up his undisputed position among the very greatest of British poets, and in the whole range of English poems they could find no match to the volume produced by him at that period. Dealing with the special qualities of Tenny- son's work and the characteristics of his time, the lecturer emphasised the fact that during the nineteenth century, especially the middle part of it, a pessimistic note marked English literature generally, and this he thought was due to the re- action following upon the renaissance at the time of the French Revolution. He thought that the pessimistic note which characterised most of Tennyson's writing had been influenced by the atmosphere surrounding him at the time. Touching lightly upon the work of Tennyson as compared with that of Browning, Mr Dale re- minded the assembly that while the first works of Tennyson were of comparatively little merit, a fact due no doubt to the modesty of the writer, Browning had begun with a mighty sweep with things quite beyond his reach at that time. Tennyson became the really great man he was after lifelong preparation. Behind him there bad been nc impjlse as an impelling force, With Browning th*.» case was different. By i atur 113 was pugnacious and independent, and ho had promptly marked out an individual course for himself. Tennyson polished the pebbles in his art until they became as pearls; Browning always wrote at "white heat," intending that his message should read in the same mood. Tenny- scn, in short, was a stylist. In a highly interesting manner, Mr Dale cur- roily analysed the themes dealt with in "Dora," "The Palace of Art," "Locksley Hall," etc. The next lecture, which will also deal with next WedneF-ay week. I.erin37,,on, -%vill b.-) given cl
SALE OF COACH HORSES. Meeers Frank Lloyd and Sons will sell in the North Wales Repository, Wrexham, on Thurs- day next. October 10th, 200 high-class harness horses, which have been working the coaches at Rhyl, Llandudno, and Colwyn Bay, during the season. They were nearly all bought from the farmers in North Wales during the spring, and are a fine let of seasoned animals, varying in height from 15.2 to 16.1 hands. Several well- matched pairs and a lot oi good hunters will alw be o-Here^.
REPORTED CANCER CURE. COLWYN BAY MAN UNDER TREATMENT. A REMARKABLE STATEMENT, During the past diecade the cause and cure of cancer have been investigated by scientists and laymen with praiseworthy perseverance and at various tunes t'he public have been assured .at success has been attained. Just now consider- able jntereet centres on a discovery made by Air John Clay, J-P., chairman of the Hebden Bridge Rural District Council. Mr Clay states tiiiat sixtee-n years ago his wife Buffered fr-sin cancer, and that the failure of medical men to effect a cure led hun to study the subject. Having had a gOOtiI scientific edu- cation, lie was able to bring to bear on toe ques- tion a better trained mind than other laymen who ha ve deaN with it. the result of hs rc- searches was the discovery of a certain goiution of sails which effectually cured Mrs Clay. Al- though. the cure was rexurted locally at the time, little attention appears to have been given to it. La&t June, Jxnvever, another Heb- den Bridge sufferer was similarly treated by Mr Clay with, it. is stated, excellent results, and success, "also attended his effonc over a Wads- worth 0a.se. Mr Clay's fourth patient was a Colwyn Bay man, and, having regard' to the interest taken in this case, a "Pioneer" representative called on the sufferer for his own statement of the facts. It should be sta.ted that the narrator— Mr William R. Owen. of Caletifryn. Rhnv-road, Cblwyn Bay-is 54 yeans of asre, and has been in the employ of Mr J. Fred Franc s of the Mews, for some time as manager. His story, told in his own words, is as fol- lows — "About Easter, of this year, I found that something was wrong with me. never at the time tlhiinkdng that it was anything like thin, but putting it down as a sore throat. I went on vrih my employment unit!] about the third week in July- In the meantime I had seen my medical adviser, but he q'.d not tnink my com- plaint serious. On the 19th of July, -doctor, a Mr Simpson, oaane into my employer's office on business. Noticing that I Looked very ill, he asked to be allowed to examine Ine. I agreed, and he gave me a prescription, I continued my employment until the following Saturday, when my doctor asfced me to go and be examined. I finished my day at the office, and then made ar- rangements to go to Liverpool on the Monday to see a specialist- My case was described as an affection of the throat and esophagus. On my arrived, I was seen by Dr. Thelwall TSiomae, bead surgeon at tihe Royal Infirmary. BROKEN HEARTED. I was examined by him in the pretence of my doctor. DT- Thomas said that they could not operate upon me, and that my own doctor would deal with me in the ordinary way. After tihat*, I came home broken hearted', but wired home first that my case was hopeless. The same night I wrote to the specialist and received tlie following reply: I'm sorry that the swelling- in the neck is serious. The tumour is in a dangerous situation, and cannot be onera'ted upon with any prospect of cure. If he hae severe pain the doctor will prescribe a sedative drug for him." After tihis I stayed at home for a month having- now despaired of remaining cn earth for long. I was unable to tlalke food, ex- cept in the form of liquids, couild not sleep at i,igh,tc,, o-wi to tile and had V" al-n,cot w-I.Pil tely lost my v?oic-k-. A VISIT TO MR CLAY SUGGESTED. During this period1 several friends endeavour- ed to persuade me to go and see Mr Cla-v, but I refused, thinking it was of no use, as I had .i of beinlg cuied. They --)er- given ?ip all hope, obst?ed in theqr entr,6a!ties, and eventually I ac- ceded, although not buoyed un with any false hopes. Arrangemente were made that I should meet 'him in Manchester, and this I did. He wanted' me there and then to go to Hebden Bridge, but I declined to do so. Once again,, however, I gave in to my people, and went the following week. It was on September 3rd that I arrived at Hebden Bridge,, and it was agreed that I should stay for a fortnight. T'he day following my arrival I was treated. During all tdiip time I took nothing but liquids, and as I said1 before was slowly losing my voice; in fact it hod almost entirely disappeared. After two weeks' treatment, I Showed a marked improvement; my voioe had returned, and I in-als feeding altogether better and sleeping well- FORM OF TREATMENT. My treatment took the form of injections into I the growth of a specially prepared solution of a certain salt, and painting the outer part over with another secret preparation. laiis was done every other day. After a few days in Hebden Bridge, I was able to eat a little solid food, great care, of course, being taken in the chojoe of it. I left, on tlhc 18t,h of Sep-tee" ber for home with every prospect of a new lease of life. COLWYN BAY DOCTOR'S VIEWS. Mr Clay followed me down on the Safurdav, and remained until Monday. He gave instruc- tions to my daughter how to treat me, leaving a quiaiitity of the solution and the "paint" be- hind for that purpose. He found that tih-e 'h on c, I ie g ro,?,k t,, i-?iy -ne--c?k -,vas vefy o ufi ? rablv due,d, and ti-iat it was 9 ng off tibe throat. To ni?ake d-oubiv sure of tt?? he t3ent me to ii-iy dOctor, who examined me, and sa.id that bath, m,y lun,3 -,A-ere woriiing ii??,h,t., v-,Ih' h meant l?ef t lyx-onch't I I had r(?,aliied the usse a the tube. There was, he said, no cancerous growth to be found on the gullet, and I was able to take food in the usual way. So well was I feeling diuriing Mr Clay's stay, that I was able to drive him from Llandudno on the Sunday in a dogoart- If any proof were required of the advance I was making, it was forthcoming on the day that Mr Clay arrived' in Colwyn Bay. I went to the station to meet him. On alighting he did not know me, and I had to step forward to make myself known. Since his departure my daughter continues to treat me, and I feel that I am daily growing stronger. I am ihankfu] to my friend-, Mr and Mrs Hind, of Hebden Bridge, for having pre- vailed upon me to see Mr Clay. Further, I thank God for having willed th-at I should lie-ten to their entreaties, and visit Mr Clay- I am undoubtedly of opinion that he has preserved for me the life which I lhad despaired of. A SECRET WHICH SHOLi-u BE DISCLOSED. Our representative also called on Mr Owen's medical attendant, but. this gentleman, whose name we are not at liberty to disclose, stated ,that the matte,r was of so delicate a character that he preferied to make no communication upon it. "But," ad.1d the doctor, "if this dis- covery proves successful it should certainly not be kept a secret, because it would be far too valuable for that."
SERIOUS ACCIDENT TO A LADY CYCLIST NEAR BANGOR. A young lady cycling down tfiio sucp hilii on the Llar.degai road, near Banger, about eleven o'clock on Tuesday night, armarently lost con- trol of her machine, which ran down the decli- vity at a frightful rate- It is supposed that she collided with something, and was thrown head foremost from her bicycle. A party of men returning from Bangor to LLandegai found her lying on the road, and immediately attended to her. The unconscious girl was conveyed by Police-Constablo Evans to Bangor Infirmary, where it was found that she f;roqi v?-riouig inl'uxaeg to 'he la,6ad. W,U S'LlffeTing t,' She was covered with bloo-d, and her face was much battered. She was identified as MEBS Eaton, of Hentl're- wen read, Glanadda. It appears that Eaton went for a cycle ride with a lady friend, who lives near Aber She was probably return- ing home after leaving her fTleD. when tihe ac- cident occurred.
SOCIETY OF SACRED STUDY. The Rev. H. L. James, formerly rector of Llan- gelni, has been presented by the members of the Bangor Br<v:ch of the Society with a num- ber of valuable books, as a token of their grati- tude for the excellent work done by him as Warden of the Diocesan Branch. A meeting was held at Bangor, on Monday. This was a meeting of the Bangor Section of the Diocesan Branch, of which the Rev. W. Morgan, St. Ann's, Bethesda, is sub-warden. A paper on one of the theological subjects of the day was read by the Rev. J. D. Jones, vicar of Penmen, who has succeeded the Rev- H. L. James, as Warden of the Diocesan Branch.
-è RELIGIOUS SERVICES. LLYSFAEN PARISH CHURCH. ENGLISH SERVICES. MORNING, 11-15 a.m. I Seats Free. 18428 LLYSFAEN CHURCH. ARVI??T FASTIVAI,, WLDNE?->DAY. H -(J(.71'C)BER 9,h. 1907. 11 a-.m., Ho'y (?ornniLini,?ti. 3 p.m., En,,Iish Evenr-,ong. Preacher: The Rev. THOMAS ROBERTS, M.A., R.N. 7 p.m., Welsh Evensong. Preacher: The R-ev. J. MEREDITH HUGHES, Vicar of Brynymaen. Collections will be made in aid of the Diocesan Societies.
FOOTBALL. RHYL v. WELSHPOOL. VICTORY OF THE SEASIDERS. The following were the teams in this Com- bination match played at Rhyl on Saturday — HhyJ: Blackburn J. Jones. E. WiLiaim; W. Williams, T. A. Davies, T. W- Ellis; E. E. Da- vies, D. Hughes, II. Lappm, T. Harrieon., and A. Riley. Welshpool: J. Jones; Jarman, H. Parker; J. Evans, T. Davies, A. Jones; J. Evans, J. Jones, Hampton, 0. Silverton, Garth Morgan Owen. The home side for the greater part of the first half played with oniy ten men, Riley being the late corner- Garth Morgan Owen, the well- known international, played for the visitors, but rarely had an opportunity of showing ha prowess, on account of his being starved by those who should never have m-it-ted an cppc,rl,uri"2ty ol fep-dln-- fl r. W,'tb' ?,_ 11? 1, n a mlr,u.to or so of the s r.. iE andied the ball in front cf goal, and the inevitable penalty followed, which Morgan Owen easily converted into a. goal for the visitors. Nevertheless Rhyl at this stage were by far the beet team on tho field. Their combination was excellent, and this was due chiefly to the superb work of their cenfre forward, Lappin, who kept his men on the "go," and always taw that they wer« well fed. Riley's arrival was signalised by his making a brilliant run on the wing, culminating in an accurate shot which the goalkeeper ap- peared to eave, but the ball just went over the line, and the referee awarded a goad. David Hughes gave a capital display during this half Half-time: Welshpool, 1; Rhyl, 1. A TAME SECOND HALF. Both sides, sho-wed a falling off in the second half, and this was perhaps due to the hot weather prevalent. Nevertheless the Visitors were in the bettor form, and made desperate rushes in their endeavour to gain the lead. The homesters, however, were always cool and re- pu_c ..ed thec-c ruche,, w ??tb<)u t undue exertion *In one of their spasmodic rushes T. Harrison dis- tinguished himself by a grand individual effort, which ended by Lappin securing tbe ball from a beautiful oentre, and putting Rhyl ahead by the best shot of the afternoon. After some tricky work by E E. Davies on the right. Lap- pin again obtained possession of the ball, and sent it bang into his opponents' citadel, giving the goalkeeper no chanoe. The visitors were b no Yn?eaiis disliealrtened, and if anything the- "Ly *mprov4,d towa-rdis the end. A ir,'rulr p I te before the final whistle sounded there was a. general rush on the home goal. J. Evans sent in a slow shot which seemed to puzzle Black- burn, who did net catch the bail until it was nearly on the -roiind--aiid just beyond the line. A goal was allowed, and an interesting game ended in a victory for Rhyl by three goais to Welshpool's two.
LLANDUDNO CELTS v. COR. INTHIAMS. VICTORY FOR THE CELxcs. (By" Line,Silua.Il.") On NN'f?dnesd-ay IV-telycta-) al?.eLn-,OD.1j.. *a Lk%ndu,-tr,,wo Ce,'ts aiid ( I played aL-.P_Ie. fit match, the proceeds of winch wilj be given to George Mackenzie, wiio is up with ser- ious illness. "71!0 J. ii. V- t-nt, Llaiidudio, acted -,is re- fer,o, the te,aiiis oat iii the f?oltioNN:l -or&r: ?, ic Llandudno Celts: C. Stallard (goaJI, T. G. Brookes and Jack Luiit (backs); Wiji. Lunt, Ike Marsh, and Jim Hargiraves (half-backs); W- D. WiiliKimjS, Will. Wynne, \V. Snuitih, H. J' Jones and H. Wynne (forwards). Corinitliia^is: Goden (goal); J. Davies ;.nd Fred Jones (backs); Cla.rke, A. J. Davies. and J. Parry (Ihalf-backs) Franks, Liew. Davies, E. Chase, D- P. Wi;Liajns, and H, Brookes (.forward!?). The first half contained no incident worthy of notoe, play being fairly even, although the wind if any tiling favoured the Corinthians. Tine buny Fred J ones was held in consider- able awe by the Celts' forward line. NotOijng would stand aigainst liis weight, and so the nimble little Celtis adopted the tactics of run- ning rotund him- Half-time arrived with a clear, sheet. aeoond halt had1 iiaru.y opened however, before tihe Celts showed they meant business. T'iiey swooped down on the Corinthians' goal in grand style, and Fred Jones was foirced to con- cede a corner. Tne ConntLiian^, however, man- aged to clear, buit W. D- Williams, the Celts' outside right, sent in a stinger, wJiich hit \,h& tar on tibd under side, and bounced into the net. After that, the Celts had mc&t of iue game aJJ their own way. Their combination would have ¿boo many a coast t-eam credit, but the shooting .on the left wing was ra-tih-er weak. The Celts were not to be denied, and again at- tacked in a very determined manner. WitOi a d"c" iaig a,rel-i -d the soc Y,-id _?v shct., Ike -N sco.rc K gccl. After this goal had been scored the Cor- anthian8 seemed to lose heart a!itogether, and fell to pieocfs. The closing stages of the game were as full of excitement a the opening stages, and tlie fixture m.i-g'ht have been a League match instead of a benefit so full of life was the -day. The Celts were again advancing wilien John:ma Da- vies, the Corinthians' 1e.ft full back, handlied the ball just on the penalty line, but the free kick ga ve. the Celts no advantage- A moment later, Fred Jones was again torced to concede a corner, which was centred nicely- Jones, however, managed to clear with his head. The Celts were down again a minute later, and the brothers Wynne working t(he leather up nicely, Will. wynd,o got an opportuiitv v?,.b:.oh r&- was ,,na not- 6(iow to tch, ?nd bang?-d ae lev,?lier into the net, easily beating Sodan, and giving the Celts their third and last goal. The Celts once moro attaokets', aind Sodan brought off a really smart save. Throughout the second half of the game it was apparent to all that the Celts were fax and away the superior team, and deserved their win. Final result: Llandudno Celts 3, Llaududna Corinthians 0. (For further re-ports of Football Matches see pages 4 and 5.)
CONSERVATIVE VICTORY AT KIRKDALK The Ivirkdale bye-ejection has resulted in the < return of Mr M'Arthur (Conservative) by a ma- jority of 670 over Mr Hill (Labour). Tho Con- servative majority at tihe generaj election last year was 592.
The "Now York Herald" asserts that Mr Charles Frohman is negotiating with the Cunard Company to provide the necessary facilities on the "Lusitania" and "Mauretania" for complete theatrical performances on ooard. Monday was the close of the first half of the nation's financial year, and the Treasury report of the receipts during that period were £ 64,031,302, an increase compared with the corresponding half of Last year of £ 883,490. The Bishops Stortfor-d Board o,f Guardians has made a saving of £ 239 4s in twelve months through using boned meat in the workhouse instead of ordinary joints. "My husband," said the conceited lady, "is a Shakespearian actor." "Indeed! Docs he play in 'Hamlet?'" asked her fiiend. "No," said tho actor's wife; "he only plays in the larger cities."