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COLWYN BAY URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. A SERIES OF LIVELY DISCUS. SIONS. THE ACTION OF A COMMITTEE QUESTIONED LIGHT RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION. POINTS OF INTEREST: SHARP DEBATE. Mr John Williams, J.P., presided over a meeting of this CGuned on T\Ù"Lsday, last week- There were also present:—Rev- Wm. Hughes, MoT-srs Geo. Be-van, Hugiii Hughes. E. II. Da- ÙC:3, D.O. Williams, John Jena, Chas. Rcy- nolds, Hamnaereley Hcenan, Ihos- Ilosikinis, Dd. Gamble, O. Be.mard Lowe, W. llo'ton, William Da vies, Hugh Davies, T. H. Morgan. Jc3. Diokfin, with tlr3 clerk (Mr Jas. Amphlett) this deputy clerk (Mr Jos- n. Roberta), tho engin.e,e.( and surveyc.r (Mr Win- Jones, C.E-). the sanitary inepoclCM- (1.r W. H. Joncg), and col let tor (Mr J. Lewis Jones). THE ACTION OF A COMMITTEE QUESTIONED. The Highways Committee recommend the ap- pointment of Mr William Jones, of Old Col- wyn, as general foreman of the highways de- partment- It wad pointed out that the committee ar- rived at this decision on the casting veto of the chairman (Mr D. O. Williams), and that the voting had otherwise been equal in favour of Mr Jothp and Mr Rowland E- Williams, of Up- per Colwyn Bay, another applicant. Mr Joseph Dicken ross to put a question, and m S0' doin.g made serne observation in re- ference to the committee, which was net heard at the table, whereupon Mr Chas. Reynolds protested that the remark was unfair, and should be withdrawn. Mr Dickein aej-Mrt-eici' Mr Reynolds he intended to cast no reflection on the committee, who, he felt sure, had done what they thought best over that appointment. What he felt was that, as the decision of the committee had not been made by the unanimous consent of that body, the Council should take the matter up. Tlhù position of foreman was an important one, bo- cause its occupant had between thirty and forty men under his control- They should, therefore, be absolutely sure that they secured the services Off the best man possible in the nCMtwn. From all the information he had been able to gather, he thought tr was no comparison between the two men referred to in the committee's re- po.rt. Mr Heenan moved that the matter be referred back to the committee- Ho had the advantage of knowing- both the men referred to very well for the two had been in his employ. The man. recommended by the committee had absolutely no qualifications for making roods, whereas the other man possessed first rate abilities for the work. In reply to Mr Wm. Da vies, Mr Heenan said that while in his employ one man was paid £1 per week while the other ob- tained' £2. Mr Charles Reynolds said he thought Mr Dicken had been a little harCl on the committcc. He had practically said that the committee did not know what they were about, amd, that be- ing the case, he (the speaker) thought they might as woil not havo. actcd at all —— Mr Dicken: I did not make that remark. Mr Rey nolds: Please let me go on; you will have your chance later on. That was the trend of Mr Dicken's remark. \V e as a committee looked through all the testimonials, and we gave the matter a lot of time a.nd our best at- tention. If Mr Heenan had been a member of the committee perhaps his man would have had more promino-nce- The man we chose was sel- ected on the casting vote of the chairman, and he was no doubt the best man, according to the testimonials before us. The remarks made are a complete alur upon the committee's work. If we are unfit to make anoointment of this ort. we •should bo 6upercoded. I proposed in the committee as a matter of fact that this mat- ter bo left to the Council, but nobody seconded my motion, and the chairman gave his casting vote, which was perfectly in order, because that was one of the matters for which he was in the chair. INSUFFICIENTLY ADVERTISED. Mr Geo. Bevan said that situation was sup- posed to have been advertised- Instead of in- serting a notice in one local newspaper merely announcing that a foreman was wanted with- out any explanation in regard1 to the nature 0: the work, the situation should have been well advertised with a complete description of the work expected from the applicant- The Clerk remarked that he was afraid no change could now be decided upon in that re- spect, because the .resolution on the question had been confirmed by the Council. Mr Bevan said' that could be altered, and added that on a previous occasion between 130 and 150 applicants hailing from all parts of the country had answered advertisements for the same position, but, now that they had adver- tised merely in a Colwyn Bay paper, there were only a very few applications to select from- He supported M:r Hecnan's amendment that the matter be referred back to committee with in- structions that the situation be bettor adver- tised- A PROTEST. Mr William Da vies agreed that the method of advertising adopted had been a mistake. The speaker vigorously protested against the can- vassing, which, he alleged, had been going on in connection with the appointment, and declared that statements bad been made in the town in reference to the matter which cast a t-jlur on the whole Council. He also protested against the acition of the committee in entering into certain arrangements with reference to we pro- vision of a house for the foreman, contending that before doing so the committee should have consulted the views of the Water Committee, who were directly responsible for the abode in question- As far as the ''committee's man" was concerned, he (Mr Davie?) was of opinion that he would be found an excellent official. He was a steadv, capable man, able to write well, and, it was Eltated that his employer was sorry to part with him. He (the speaker) had known some employers re use to give men testimon- iala because they d-id not want to lose their ser- vices (laughter)- The man recommended by the committee had worked for him some twenty vears ago, and a harder or bettor working man had never been engaged on his property (hear, hear). Rev. Wm. Hughes thought that if the Coun- cil advertised again tlie probability was that the man selected would be inferior in capaci- ty to the mian now recommended. Mr E. H. Davies moved as a fu-Ttoner amend- ment that the applications of the three best men selected by the committee be considered by the Council in committee at the close of the day's business- Mr Hugh Hughes seconded. Mr T. H. Morgan said he thought that if the matter were once more referred back it would betray a. want of confidence in the committee. He urged the Council to support the commit- tee's action. Mr John Jones, who said he had known Mr Wm. Jones and his family for years, agreed with the committee's recommendation. Mr D. O. Williams (chairman of the commit- tee) pointed out that though the matteir had not been inserted in the minutes his casting vote had been confirmed by the majority of the committee (hear, hejar)- He accepted the responsibility for hia action. He knew the two men well. and if he had in any way consulted the sentime.ntfs of friendship he would have voted the other way- He asked the Council to settle tho matter that day so as to prevent any further delay over the aopointment- On a division, six. voted for Mr Bevan's amendment in favour of re-advertising the situation, and seven recorded in favour otf deal- ing with the question at the close of the Coun- cil meeting, while nine members declared in favour of the committee's recommendation. Mr Wm. Jones was, therefore, declared ap- pointed. ELECTRIC LIGHT WANTED AT OLD OOLWYN. While the Lighting Committee's report was under consideration, Mr Hammersley Heenan remarked that a deputiatioji had waited upon him urging him to bring before the Council the desirability of providing Old Colwyn with a system of electric lighting. He thought the Council wore losing money because they had neglected that business, because people would utiluso electric motor power instead of gas engines, if they could be supplied with it at a moderate rate. Mr Dicken: Ca.n we have an undertaking fxotm people that they will use it ? Mr Heenan: I can give you an undertaking that more than twenty people will take power- The speaker added that ait Manchester the electric light undertaking had been converted from a concern which lost at the rate of £20,000 a year into one paying a very handsome profit in consequence of little enterprise in that direction. Mr Wm- Davies said he was very glad to bear Mr Heenan's remark's, because Mr Hee- nan declared some time ago that a dust destructor—which he (the speaker) had been advocating for so many Tears-would help them to light the whole of their town from the re- fuse (laughter, and hear, hear). The Clerk poined out tiiat the Council had no power to eupplv electric energy to the Llys- faen section ef Old Colwyn, because that was outside their legal limit while their Gas Act permitted that course. It was decided that the Electrio Light Man- acrer reported on the question. I:> DAY OF MEETING. Mr Ilectnan remarked at this stage that he was \"y anxious to do his duty on that Coun- cil, but as they were all aware, no Manchester men could attend to local matters on Tuesdays and Fridays, which were the business days that city- He felt eure that tho members of the Council had no wish to keep him out of the Council, and as he was obliged to be in Man- chester on Tuesdays he madle a personal ap- peal to them to hold fchedr Council meetings on some day r than Tuesday or Friday. The Clerk remarked that that was a matter 1 usually settled at tho Council's annual meeting, but the Council could decide, if they desired-, upon a change to take eiilect as Ircim April next-. Mr Heenan: But that would only give me one year to retrieve IDlY iiarn-a (loud laughter)- Mf Win- Ua\ ifri one a more urged the desir- ability ou altering the hour of the Council meeting on the ground that tue ratcp^-ers 'had no convenient up pore utility to attend the meet- ings at present because they were hdli in the afternoon. Mr Heenan: But you'll give us time for a Ilitt-!e bit of dinner before your evening meet- ings ? Mr W. Davies: I would not deprive you of yo'ur dinner, e'r Mr Heenan (promptly) I accept your invi- tation, with thanks (loud laughter). Mr Reynolds: An evening meeting would at any rate put me cut of it. A voice: Here's another. Mr E. H. Davies said he hoped there would be no evening Council meetings. The Light Railway Company had always discussed their transactions with the Council at evening sittings — when the me:<T.ihc:e were at their weakest—with the result that the Council had been overcome on each occasion (laughter and hear, hear). The Chairman ruled that the point was out of order, and the discussion thereupon dropped. LIGHT RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION. A LIVELY DISCUSSION. The General Purposes Committee presented the following report of a meeting held. on the 5th of Noveantocr with reference to light rail- way construction:—"As decided at the last meet- ing, Mr Seiion, chairman of the company; Mr Huxtabie, solicitor, and Mr W. Ivcy, attended to interview the C^uuciL ab to the cÜn6,ruction plans, and to deal with the observations thereon, which had been made by the Council to the Board of Trade. At the outset the letter from Mr Seiion, dated 22nd October, and tue derko letiter of 3rd October were read. "Deaiiing with plan No. 1, t.he promoters and the Council agreed to the following positions for the passing places, viz., 1, in front of Cayley Arms Hotel, Rhce; 2, Whitehall-road, opposite Mr Taylor's new houses; 3 Whitehall-road, near junction with Brompton-avenuc; 4. Conway- road, opposite King's-road; 5, do., opposite Brack ley-avenue 6, do., opposite Ha warden- road 7, Abergele-road, opposite Messrs A. Jen- kineons', fruiterers, near Grecnfiei.d-road; and 8, do., oppcrate Nant-y-Glyn vVelSleyan Church. The latter would be three chains eastwards of the termination of the railway as fixed by the Boa-rd of Trade, and was therefore subject to their consent. Mr Seiion agreed to support the application of the Council for this alteration. "As to plan No. 2 (section of track construc- ton), Mr Seiion stated he was not prepared to use Jaj-raih wood as suggested by the Coun- cil to the Board of Trade, and entered' into an explanation of the different forms of construction. It appeared from the plans that the company proposed to lay granite setts throughout the main road, and ordinary macadamised road work between Brompton- avenue and Rhus. As an alternative, tar-paving on the main road was now offered with the re- quest that the work be undertaken by the Coun- cil and thereafter maintained under contract. "Reference was made to the arrangement made on this question with reprcrentatives of tho company at Llandudno on the 22nd of March last, vide letter addressed to Messrs Har- per Bros., by the surveyor, dated 17th April, 1907, and it w pointed out that there was no confirmation thereof by the company. "As to test and telephone wires, the com- pany, it Waf; stated, would agree tü place tl1ese underground except two wires to be (as arranged with the Board of Trade) for signal- ling by small lights from point to point. "With regard to plan No. 7, the meetmg dis- cussed the reasons for the request by the Coun- cil that all caibies should be laid in the carriage- way and, further, on the subject of the inquiry of tho Light Railway Commissioners to be held at the Public Had to-morrow morning, i.e., for the extension of the line from Groes to Old Coivvyn promoted at the request of t.he Council. Mr Seiion oh^erved that there was no stipulation in the agreement as to the widening of the road to Old Colwyn. "The position of the pcles as indicated by the Council was agreed to by Mr l'on, except that a 'pull pole should be allowed on the promenade, if required. "The and con.?, of the various matters were diecueeedl at some length. It was finally resolved: (1) That tho company be called upon to adopt the tar-paving form of construction for the whole route, from Rhos to Grces, in lieu of wood-paving, and provided a foundation of con- crete is laid the whole width of the track (6 feet 10 inches). "It was also resolved,- the voting being six to five: That the company be allowed to lay the cables in the footways under the supervision of the Council's e'ectrical engineer." Mr E. H. Davies now propceod that the word "not" be inserted in the last clause of the re- commendation, thus m-akihg it read: "That the company be not allowed to lay the cables in tho footways," etc- He pointed out that the footpaths along the route wem narrow, and the committee had <.1ecided, as indicated, in dired opposition to the advice of their own engineer. If the Council, adopted the committee's, recom- me.nda.tion both paths and roadb would be broken up at the same time, while, the paths would be continually in an umlatisfactory condition. He moved that the company 00 asked to place the cables under the roadway. Mr T. H. Morgan seconded. Mr Heenan asked whether anyone could tell him that t.he system of constructing 'by means of tar-paving had been a succcss anywhere. A Voice: It has always been a failure. Mr Heenan agreed, and pointed out that as the clause stood' the company would be at liberty to u&o any method of tar-paving they liked— that made from beach phingto for instance. Ho warned the Council that to permit any method of ccristruction other than the utilisation of Jarrah \vood would prove a great mistake. Mr T. H. Morgan said that if the Council had the. slighest respect for the opinion of their engineer they could not adopt the ocenmittee's recommendation in regard to the cable laying. There seemed to be a. tendency amongst certain members of the Co.uncil to give absolutely any- thing the Light Railway Company requested, but why that should be the cat-e he did not know. He was g< ad to hear Mr Heenan's views with reference to the wooden blocks for tha.t was tho method of construction, he (the speaker) had advocated from the commencement, and he ceu-ainlv thought the company had given a dennit-e promise to adta-pt that method of con- struction. The Council had been too ready in the past to allow the company to get the better of them (laughter). Rev. William Hughes said he had written for the views of an expert on that question, and that gent eman wrote saying he knew of no objection to laying a cable under a pathway. In no town in the United Kingdom did hit?, in- formant know that cables were laid for tramway purposes except under footp.a.ths. A LIVELY PASSAGE. Mr Heenan Name the writer. Rev. W. Hughes: INo; I wid not name hinn 1-- Mr Heenan: It is not right to quote the views k of any gentleman as against those of the Coun- cil's engineer unless that gentleman is named (hear, hear). Mr Hughes: I am not going to name him. But I have it here in black and white, and it is from an expert in there matters —— Mr T. H. Morgan: I agree with Mr Heenan. I am not going to have this gentleman put up against our engineer unle1S we have his nanx) (hear, hear). Rev. William Hughes: I appeal to you, Mr Chairman. I am under your protection now. Will you protect me'/ (laughter). Mr William Davies: I also think we should have the name of the writer (laughter and' hear, hear). Rev. William Hughes: I will, give you my reason for not giving the name if you will hear me The Chairman: I think we should not have that without the name (hear, hear). Rev. William Hughes: Weill, I will not give it (cries of "Oh"). You can take the statement for what it is worth. Mr Heenan: It is not worth a rap (loud laughter). speakers again appealed for the name of Mr Hughes' informant, while Mr D. O. Williams appealed for "an orderly hearing to Mr Hughes." Mr Wiiiam Davies: But this may be from the engineer to the promoters of the railway, or all we know (loud Laughter). llev. William Hughes, continuing, said they th-ey had had tho views of a clever man on the question the other night (crfes of "Oh"). Wei' retorted Mr Hughes, he wa« too clever and too fjna.rp for some of you (laughter). T'hoo people have been straight with us, and they have kept their pro-mites Mr T. H. Morgan Whart about the road widening ? Rev. W. Hughes, continuing, said' it was the custom everywhere t-o have the cables under tho footways, and the cable in question would only take up ten inches of room —— A Voice Two feet- Rev. Wm. Hughes added that in London that rule was adopted, and if there was any- thinsr douibtHul abouit the work the Council were protected by. tahe Local Government Board. If the Council forced the company to lay the cables under the road it would mater- ially affect theim, because the heavy traffic would cause vibration, which would interfere with the working, and they surely wanted to ee0 that the trains to Old Colwyn would not be affected ih consequence. He'further contend- cd it would be a great mistake to oppose the company on that matter, because it would only result in an unnecessary delay over the whole scheme, because the company would have to appeal to the Board of Trade upon the ques- tion- Some of them appeared to think that it would not be to the interest of the town to have the tramway, but he felt convinced it would prove one of the greatest benefits to the district- To oppose the committee's reoommen- dlttion would be., he felt sure, a penny wise and pound foolish policy. Mr Heeaian said they would ail probably re- menibcred the description oil a certain judge in regard to a certain matter. "Liar, d liar, scientific expert" (loud laughter). As the name C'i the scientific expert re.er.red to by the last speaker had not been given his views should not have been brought before the Council (hear, hear). It had beell said that vibration from heavy t.raffio would interfere with the cables. That was not the fact. lie had had experience in laying cables in London and Manchester, and lie wondered whether laying cables under the pathway^ would be allowed on the Strand for instanoj. 1*o talk as Mr Hughes had done before an enlightened' body of üngmeNs would be a real insult (bear, hear). The speaker strongly urged the Council to have the cables laid under the roadway, and to insist upon the Jarrah wood block method of construction- Hire Chairman said he was .0; the same opin- ion, aind added that if he had been present at the committee meeting he would have opposed the rec.ommeriidatici'.i tooth and nail. Mr Lowe pointed out that the committee had adopted their recommendation by reason of the fact that the oompany refused to agree toO the woiod block method, and because they rea- lised that an appeal to arbitration might result in their being provided with the granite sett method of construction- The wooden block system had not. proved an absolute S\1cüess in London, because they were too expensive to repair. Mr Heenan: That all depends on the amount of traffic- L Mr G. Bevan supported the committee's re- commendation, to alter which bethought there was no adequate reason. The whole of tlhe cables ihad been laid under the footpatlis at Llan- dudno, where they had eight cables occupying a space of 2ft. 6n.. as compared with the two cables necessary at Colwyn Bay. Mr T. H- Morgan: Six cables at Colwyn Bay. Mr Bevan said he had been given to under- stand there would be only two at Colwyn Bay. Continuing, be said that to interfere with the traffic in their narrow streets would be a ser- ious matter, and it wourld bo far more conven- ient for everybody to have the paths broken up than their roads. He was of the same opin- ion as Mr Lowe that they should agree with the company's suggestion in regard to the method of construction. The Council had no billding agreement whioh they could enforce on that matter, and he would remind them that the Council would havo the option of carrying out the tar-paving work themselves at the company's expense, so that they could ensure proper ca.re over the work. Trio Council should do their best to provide that the tramway was so constructed as to have the minimum amount of noise in its working so that the people reeid- ing en route were not disturbed, and that end would be achieved by adopting the tar-paving method 0: construction. Mr Wm. Daviets protested against "raising the noise bogey." "The more noise the more business," exclaimed Mr Davies midst much laughter. A Salford gentleman had assured him a few days previo^lv that was aston- ished to hear the Council were in favour of the tar-paving system of construction. Mr Bevan: Name, please (loud laughter). M., Davies: T'he gentleman was Mr Kay, chairman of the Salford Board of Guardians (hear, hear, and laughter). That is the gentle- man, and I am not afraid to name him (hear, hear). I aim speaking or facts here (applause, and laughter). Mr Heenan: May I be allowed to try the Lloy d George trick to settle this matter ? (laugh- ter. and hear, hear). Mr Davies: I have not done yet. Mr IIe3nan ;JNot yet? (laughter). Mr Davies finally appealed to the Council to insist upon the wooden block method of con- etriKition, a.nd moved that tr.e company be re- quested to use that system over one mile of their route through the Colwyn Bay district- On a. division, this amendment was carried by ten votes to five- The majority were com- posed of Messrs J. Williams (chairman), E. H. Davies, Morgan, Dicken, D. O. Williams, Gamble, W. Davies, Hugh Davies Hcskin and Heenan; and the minority of Messrs Bevan, H. Hughes, vVm. Hughes. John Jones, and Reynolds- A TENDER. The tender of Messrs Robert Evans and Son, at £87 7b, was accepted for the construction of a strong om in the Municipal Offices. AN OFFICIAL WELCOME. Mr George Be^an was unanimously re-elected to reprtseut the C luncil on the North Waled University College Board of Governors. Mr Bevan .stated that the. next meeting of the governors wouid do held at Colwyn Bay, and as that would be 'he first event of the kind ho moved oiat tne governors be accorded an official welcome Mr Hugh Hughes seconded, and this was una- nimously agreed to. CONGRATULATIONS TO MR LLOYD GEORGE Rev. Wm. Hughes referred to "the great ser- vice rendered to the i ation by Mr Lloyd George" in cOllne-tion with the settlement of the railway dispute. Mr George was on his way ti becorrti Prime Minister of England (hear, heer, and a laugh)—but, apart from politics, he felt sure every member of the Council felt grate- ful for his services in that matter—(hear, hear)— and it would be a graceful act if they adopted a resolution congratulating the President of the Board of Trade upon his achievement (hear, hear). Ho moved that that be done, and that a message to that eflecr be sent to the hon. member. Mr William Davies who seconded, said that all who realised the enormous amount of suffering which had been avoided would agree with him that. every public body throughout the country should adopt a similar resolution. The Chairman: In putting that to the meet- ing, I have very great pleasure in supporting it. The motion was carried unanimously. (As we pointed out in our last issue, this re- port of the Colwyn Bay Urban District Coun- cil's meeting, owing to miscarriage of the par- cel on tho railway, did not reach us in time for publication last week.—Ed. "W.C.P.")
PILES FORJLT_YEAKS. Five Operations fail. Final cure by Zam-Buk. After fiv;, operations had failed to cure Mr T. G. P. Boniface, of 33, Kingsman-street, Wool- wich, of pihsand complications, Zam-Buk brought him miraculous relief and has now given him sound health. Mr Boniface, who is a well-known member of the Company of Watermen and Light- ermen, Id to a "Woolwich Herald" reportr "I suffered from piles for seventeen years, and wa-i in almost continucus agony for weeks to- gether. Two local doctors advised an opera- tion, ani I tried various so-called remedies for piles—ointments, lotions, and medicines — which did not do the least good. The pain became so intense that I entered a Seaman's Hospital and submitted to J1 operation, remaining in the hus- pital nearly a month. They did all that was pos- sible at the time, but shortly afterwards I was again in such pain that I went to a local Cottage Hospital, where I was operated upon and treated for four weeks. Still I was not cured, and I en- tered another hospital which devotes itself en- tirely to such oases, and was twice operated upon for prolapse and rectal absoess. I was in the hos- pital seven weeks. The surgeon who performed the second operation told me that owing to the unavoidable results of so ma.ny operations I should probably have to come up again. Although not free from pain I managed to go on for four years, when, the surgeon's prediction was ful- filled, and after a fifth operation I remained in hospital nine days. "I can scarcely describe the anguish I suffered. For weeks at .nights, when I ought to have been asleep, I walked about in the most intense pain. "Last year I was thinking seriously about an- other operation when one of my boys happened to fall and cut his forehead severely. I sent for some Zam-Buk, and applied it to the wound, which healed perfectly in four or five days. I then tried Zam-Buk myself for the piles, apply- ing the balm according to directions. By the time I had used one box I was relieved of all pain. I continued the treatment whenever I thought there was the least sign of a return of the trouble, and now for months I have felt as well as when I was a young man. I consider myself propferly and permanently cured entirely by Zam- Buk. which 1 have recommended to dozens of people suffering from piles."
Admiral Sir Leopold M'Clintock, who four times sailed into th 3 Arctic regions in search of Sir John Franklin s expedition, and brought back the first definite news of its fate, died m Lon- don on Sunday night. Notwithstanding the abnormal rise in the price of Tea, Horniman's have made no alte- ration in either quality or price- "Horniman's Pure Tea" is strong, fragrant and delicious Sold in:—Colwyn Bay, by Hughes, Centrai Stores; Price, Baker, Abergele-road; Colwyn Bay and District Co-operative Society; The Co-operative Society, Llandudno; Jones, Che- mist, Llandudno Junction; Roberts, Chemist, Llandudno; ITiggins, Grocer, reetatyn; New York Co-operative Society, Penmaenmawa-; Griffiths, Grocer, Llanfairfochan; Price and Sons, Grocers; and Williams, Chemist, Old Colwyn; and H. Rogers Jones, Cht. De- gaawy.
PRIZE DAY AT RYDAL MOUNT COLWYN BAY. LIST OF SUCCESSFUL SCHOLARS. SPEECH BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE WESLEYAN CONFERENCE. WHAT SHOULD BE THE TRUE IDEAL. The annual prize distribution was performed at the Rydal Mount School, Colwyn Bay, on Friday, and as usual the ceremony was at- tended by a very large number of parent and friends ot the pupi's. Mr J. L. Barker, chairman of the Board of Governors, occupied the chair, and ho was sup- ported by the president of the Wes-leyan Con- ierence (the Rev. John S. Simon), the esteemed Heaumasier (Mr T. G. Ob'born, M. A., J .P.), ami the following governors:—Messrs C. Ash- croft, J. V. Early, CV M. Wright, and W. J. Workman, anel tile Rev. James i'eather. A very pleasing musical programme was given by the boys under the direction of Dr. Roland Rogers, the nim-io master. Prayer having been offered by the Rev. J. Feather, Eivey'e anthem, "0 give thanks," was rendered by the choir, which was remarkable for its. weaitii of soprano voices. THE HEADMASTER'S REPORT. MR OSBORN, who was received with great enthusiasm, (supplemented his annual report to the governors by a few general remarks upon the J'ear.j work. He first took the opportunity of welcoming to Colwyn Bay and to Rydal Mount the evening s chairman, who had proved such a true friend to the school. He also wel- comed among them the president of the Confer- ence. "We are always," said the headmaster, "very glad and proud to have the president of the Conference in our mids,t, and when he comes a« a very o'-d friend and the father of two Rydal Mount boys, whom we remember with pleasure, it adds very greatly to the interest ^of ttne visit and the cordiality of our welcome (hear, hear). On an occasion of that kind ne generally took the opportunity of edging in a few remarks about the ideals of the school and their differentiation, should he say, from other schools of the same kind. The Achool, as. most of them were aware originated in a peculiar way, and had not been founded by some distinguished friend of education, but had grown up on certain lines which were deliberately and advisedly laid down. They did not aim at rivalling with the great public schools, it would be foolish to think of doing so. They aimed at combining certain factors—combining the education given illpulblic schools with what he might call a more domestic view than generally ootained in the other class of schools. From the first he had objected to the strong antithesis between school and home (hear, hear). He did not chink it was a true antithesis at all, and they tried to cultivate the home feeling by closer associa- tion. They could be had on distinguished public #:c,.hool lines. He had heard of a boy in a public school, who, in all his time at the school, had spoken oriy once to the headmaster, and that by mistake (laughter). That was not his ideal at all—(hear, hear)—and that was not the ideal that had been kept before them so far. Whne those were great advantages in big institutions there were corresponding disadvantages, and by more frequent communion between teachers and taught they at Rydal gained much that was lost. He did not wish to press that point; he merely mentioned it as the reason why there was one school more than the great number which had always existed in our country. After a review of the year's work, in which significant aidusiong to "friction" and discip- tin.o" were made, Mr Otborn remarked that he could speak in high terms of the tone and conduct of the school to-day. While admitting that his standard of work was not a low one, ho regretted that the work done was not quite what he would have liked, and he feet that there was the same thing to be said with regard to the games. His ideal was that the school work and the sports should go together. After all, it was the same energy, enthusiasm, eelf-forget- ft.ine and esprit de corps that led to success in both literary and gymnastic exercitses. They had not got down to a low level in either de- partment, but they had not kept up to. the old standard either. Since last year, the speaker went en to say, they had lost two or three masters, whom they remembered with respect and affection. Mr Pape's marriage had taken him away, and it. was understood that Mr Love 11, who had also left, was looking in the same direction (laughter). They aeo missed Mr Gardner and Mr Bowes. They were giad to welcome the new masters amongst them. He could hardly say what under other circum- stances could have been said about his son, who' had proved his stand-by for a number of years (hear, hear). They had still with tihem one whom he regarded aE, his oldest friend, Mr Deaville, whom they were gjrad to welcome back after his illness (hear, hear). His re- covery had been a matter of satisfaction to them aLIi. And it wag ako a pleasure to have still with them Dr. Rogers (the oldest m-aetcr), Mr Claxton, Mr Linekar, and Mr Hutchings. DISTINCTIONS. There were two or three distinctions of which they were proud. One of the highest was that of M.D. at the London University, gained by one of the youngest who obtained that position, M. L. Ilyde. It seemed only a short time since he was with them, and he had now attained that dignity. The degree of B.D. was a new one at the London University, and last year it was gained by one of their old boys, who- was the iiret Wcsleyan minister's son to obtain it. This wai, E. S. Watcrhouee, who had taken first- c'ass honours in the subject then given for the first time in connection with London University, namely, the philosophy of religion. AllusionU having been made to the scholarships gained by B. A. Ball and P. V. Early (the latter a son of one of the governors), the headmaster re- ferred to the entrance examination passed by S. J. Sankey at the McGill University, Toronto, where he was now working in .the engineering side; the intermediate M.D. gained by Norman Tatterea.ll at. the Victoria Univer- sity, and to the success of W. H. Parkins at the same University, he having passed the same examination. One of tho great difficulties of the present-day headmaster was that boys enter- ing for different examinations had each to be troated in a different way. If English authori- ties in education could establiiih something like the German method, and have one leaving ex- amination to cover the wh043. it wou^d ibe a great advantage. Some were preparing for la.w, others for accountancy, and others. for engineering and the like, and it was almost impossible to co-ordinate their studies. There were other distinctions. Their greatest aim was not University honours or legal or accountancy certificates. Their great aim was to c-ducate Christian gentlemen for the regular and earnest business of life (hear, hear). They could not tabulate results of that sort. There were other results which were interesting, but they could not very well tabulate them. They were very much interested the other day to see in the illustrated papers the likeness of one of their old boys, whose namoe headed the list on the honours' board of that school. And the reason for the publication of his portrait was the foot that he had become engaged to Mitts Botha, daughter of the first Premier of the Transvaal (hear, hear). That event, because of its inter-colonial character, was certainly one of the distinctions of the year (laughter and ap- P! ati&e). There were other old boys who had gained distinction in other ways, and it was a pleasure to hear from the old boys and' to wel- come the presence of so many of them there that evening. He hoped they wou1d long con- tinue to feel that Rydal Mount was a home where they were always welcome (loud ap- plause). Trie ore nest ra did well in the Haydn music, "Romance," from the "Queen of France Sym- phony." delivered a brief address, in which he bore high testimony to the va'i^ of the training' aiven at. Rvrfa.t Mnnnt The choir next sang Edward German's pretty glee, "O, lovely Mav." THE TRUE IDEAL. Tho PRESIDENT OF THE CONFERENCE, who wa< given a most hearty wel- come, delivered a fine address, which was followed with the greatest interest his flashes of humour creating much merriment. A confirmed pessimist, he attributed his youthfulness and buoyancy of spirits to very close association with the young. He would always be young; he had not the slightest inten- tion of growing old. He was reminded of very happy associations with Mr Osborn before Rydal Mount School was formed, in the time when Mr Osborn was headmaster of Kingswood School, and was winning those wonderful successes at the Oxford and Cambridge Local Examinations. In those days he (the speaker) was the secretary to the governors of tho Kingswood School, and was brought into association with Mr Osborn in that way. A 'secretary was not a particularly re- splendent persgn. The fact was that Mr Osborn was "the brilliant star," and he was "the dark companion" (laughter). He had also very plea- sant associations with Mr Osborn in Rydal Mount, as two of hia boys had been taught there, one of them remaining for five years. ThosCl sons knew how much that school did for them (hear, hear). Speaking generally, he did not quite agree with all that was said on such oc- casions about the sympathy that should be shown towards these boys and girls who had not won prizes. He really believed that it was those boys who worked for prizes and got them who should (redly bo commended, and that those who Jerked fo: them and did not, get them were to be blamed, and were not worthy of sympathy. The giving of prizes was a revelation of capacity, and prizes w no use at all unless they gave the winners such a. revelation of their capacity as would help them in after-life. In times of des- pondency the memory of those prizes and tho revelation of the capacity whioh they afforded DaIØ) as a fresh stimulus in the work of winning the prizes of life. Further, the way in which one worked for school prizes and the prizes of life was a revelation of character. "What kind of success do .you want to win in the world?" Tho man who saw what kind of success he was aim- ing at saw into tho depths of his own nature. St. Paul was a many-sided man who took in- terest. in everything around him. He took inte- rest in the architecture of Greece and in the games. St. Paul took a deep interest in the games, and that wag why he (tho speaker) liked St. Paul so much. He (Mr Simon) admitted that at Didsbury ha was known as "the sporting governor"—(laughter)—and he was proud of the distinction, and of the fact that, he in his day attained the dignity of captain of the cricket club (hear, hear). St. Paul, in writing of th& games, indicated three prize.s--the prize which went to the common soldier, the prize which ii-as reserved for the trained athlete, and the prize given to the husbandman. The husbandmen received tho first fruits of the earth. The trained athlete had the great, honour of being crowned in the presence of the great throng of eager spectators. Tho common soldier, who led a hard and lonely life, often far from home, worked in the expectation of this great prize—"to please that hath enrolled me." That was the true- ideal. There could be nothing better than that (applause). "And," concluded the President, in, impressive tones, "if He who has enrolled me as one of His soldiers, says, 'You have pleased me,' those words will be sufficient music ioi me for eternity" (applause). THE PRIZES. The Rev. J. S. Simon next delivered the prizes,, giving each recipieit a hearty handshake as he- ascended the dais. I Form Prizes:—III. A. Frith. L.IV.: R. L, Redfern. IV. E. A. Wilson. IV.c: C. H. B, Wilson. U.IV. F. C. Happold. V.: T. K. I Barnsley. V.c: W. H. Raine. Schexil Prizes:—Accidence Prizes: E J. Selby F. C. Happold. Mathematics: M. Cole, W. A. Macfadyen. English: H. Bushell, E. Stones. French: G. B. Darlington, A. H. C. Sykes. German: W. H. Raine. Elementary Sciences D. Witty Writing: G. B. Hone. Arith- metic: S. Baker. Shorthand: R. S. Darlington. Book-keeping: C. H. Truman. General Im- provement and Diligence: A. E. W. Dean, G. H. Porter, R. A. Swire. Drawing: A. EL Bestall, A. E. W. Dean. Music: Franklin. Wood, W. O. Lancaster. General Information:- J. Wood. London Matriculation: H. BushelL L. H. James, W. H. Raine. HONOURS LIST. University of Oxford :Mathem.tical Scholaf- ship (Je&us College): B. A. Bull. Local Exami" nations: Seniors: T. K. Barnsley, D. D. Bean. A. Coic, W. G. Eden, J. H. Harrison, E. E. Mari.nte, C. G. Williams. Juniors: Second- Class Honours: Franklin Wood. Third Clase- Honours: A. E W. Dean, F. C. Happold, A. Higson Smith, W. O. Lancaster, D. Witty, A. E. Bestall, R. Barlow, J H. C. Eglinton. N. F. Johnston, E. A vVilson. Preliminary: Third. Class Honours: G. H. Porter, W. A. Mac- fadyen. R. L. Redfern, R A. Swire, J. W* Wintringhain. University of Ca nib ridge -P rev ious Examina- tien: i1. V Deakin. F. G. Wood. University of London: M.D M. L. Hine. B D.: First CLa.ss Honours: E. S. Waterhouse. Intermediate Scientific: W. Bull. Matricula., tirn: H. Bushell, L. H James, W. H. RaineA University of Li. erpool:-Intermediate Sciez- tific: N. G Coppin. Univel sity Colljg London (Medical School) t —Exhibition (55 guineas): P V. Early. Incorporated Law Society: Final Examination t J. D. n. Osborn (Second Class Honours): S. R, Dc dds. ,Profesii)nal Associateship Surveyors' InsH- tute: R. B Bevorley, H. E. Turner." Institute of Chartered Accountants: Prolimi- nary Examination: C. G. Early. Conjoint Examining Board: Materia Medicar T. C. Btentnall. THANKS. Mr Early proposed the vote of thanks to the- President of the conference, and added his OWIL testimony to the excellent training given to the boys in that fine institution. Mr Ashcroft. seconded, and Mr Wright sup< ported, the resolution being heartily carried. The President, in responding, begged for a special holiday for the boys to commemorate that occasion—his request being enthusiastically endorsed by the boys. This favour the Headmaster acceded to in t felicitous speech, and the boys once again made their feelings vocal. On the proposition of Mr Workman, seconded by the Rev. J. Feather, thanks were accorde the Chairman, who, in replying, threw out a hia. about another special holiday. In the course of the evening the choir sang German's "0 peaceful night" and a "Hunting Song" by Barnby. The orchestra contributed a minuet and trio from Haydn's Symphony in C, and all joined in earnestly singing the HydaJ School Song, which was composed by Dr. Rogers. master, Mrs Osborn, and others. At the conclusion of the proceedings cheer. were given, on the oaJl of the old boys 'in hoiln our of the president, the chairman," lie -hr-ad- The guests were afterwards entertained by Mrt Osborn and the Misses Osborn.
COLWYN BAY LIBERAL t ASSOCIATION. DEBATE ON TARIFF REFORM. Mr Sam Jones presided over a meeting of this association, on Friday evening, when a de- bate took place on Tariff Reform. Mr S. T. Frost opened the discussion with a. lengthy paper, in th"! course of which he ua- versed the ground of the controversy since Mr Chamberlain brought forward the question at the Cclonial Conference in 1902. Dealing with the question generally. Mr Frost took up the main arguments of tariff reformers, and tried to show that those arguments were entirely refuted by the enquiries made by the Board of Trade under the late Unionist Government. He contended that impartial enquiry had invariably proved that tha statements of reformers were either grossly exaggerated or entirely false. In conclusion, Mr Frost quoted from a speech made by Mr Cham berlain at Ipswich in 1885, when he sitid:- "Protection very likely might, it probably would have this result—it would increase the incomB1 of the owners of great estates, and it would swell the profits of the capitalists who were for- tunate enough to engage in the best protected industries. But it would lessen the total produc- tion of the country, it would diminish the rate of wages, and it would raise the price of every ne. cessary of life." The speaker argued that if Mr Chamberlain's estimate of the result of Pro- tection, or Tariff Reform, was correct in 1885, it was equally true to-day, and he expressed thf opinion that the greatest blow that could be struck at British trade would be the adoption of free trade by Germany and America, because it would reduce the cost of production in those countries, and thus enable them to compete mor.e successfully with British manufacturers. A long discussion ensued, in the course of which Messrs Ellwood, Thomas Roberts, 8 Glynne Jones, Jonathan Roberts, John Crompton, and the Chairman took part. Mr Ellwood referred to Mr Balfour's speech of the previous evening, and said he thought if the Tory party had selected Mr Henry Chaplin as their leader, it would have been more consistent. A MODIFIED SYSTEM AGREEABLE. Mr Thomas Roberts did not agree with Pro- tection or Tariff Reform so-called, but there were some things which should be considered. He M-ferrei to the policy adopted in Australia, where the G ivernment, in imposing tariffs to protect certain industries, stipulated that a fair wage should be paid to the workmen. If something of the kind were proposed here, he might be induced to support it. He aiso referred to the importation of French slates, which had injured the Wiish slate trade. Mr S. Ghnne Jones, for the sake of argument. opposed Mr Frost's coitentions. He referred to the progress of Germany and America, and f/uoted Cobden as having said that in five yeaZB after th.) United Kingdom adopted free trade other -.iountries would follow. He also quoted figures to show that. after the repeal of the Corn Laws the price of corn did not fall to the ex- tent anticipated. Mr Jonathan Roberts spoke of the time prioi to the repeal of -the Corn Laws from his own personal experience, and he gave a description of the condition of the working classes in those days. Mr John Crompton referred to the price of wheat in this country, as compared with Ger- many, and remarked that during the past twelve months wheat had increased in pricp 5s 3d a quarter in this country, the increase in Germany had been 10s ld, or almost 50 per cent. more. He went on to speak of a reoent visit to Germany, when he found the people wearing clothes at least 40 per cent. inferior in quality, and their general standard of comfort consider- ably lower.than in Great Britain. He also gave instances from his own experience of the great difference in the price of the same articles when purchased in England and in America, and deal. with the influence of protective tariffs on the present financial crisis in America. He said it might be accepted as an axiom of commerce that ,a.ny artificial limitation of imports necessary limits exports, because it curtails foreign trte&T neutralises the benefits of the division of labour, and displaces labour and capital from productive Iinto unproductive channels. The Chairman spoke strongly against- protec- tion, which, he said, played into tho ihands of un- scrupulous manufacturers, and checked tho de- velopment of industry and genius. Mr E. Jackson moved, and Mr Griffith se- conded, a vote of thanks to the Chairman and to Mr Frost. It was announced that the next dia 1 cussion would be opened by Dr. Spinther Jameia of Lbuzdudno, on the disestablishment question*