NOTES. Tramps arc getting to know ae much as magis- tral nowadays. At. Holywell, four of thcee centry were charged with refusing to perform their Workhouse task. Ae their eipckcBWian made a saucy remark to the Chairman, he ob- eerved, "You are an old hand." I I No more than vour*e"f," was the retort. "I wanted the Stones weighed, and if you knew your business magistrates you would eee that it was done. Gurtajn and "hard labour." Here aro a few samples of the translations from Weiek into ivng.us;i, at the Central WCif.,i} .board's ac aetii yn frafi" ("iic winked and grew tat ), "Bron ijrg- xeaig" ("Uoaemaj "V1 gwyaoaaua.u yeguooriawi" puaty'*). on T'be wiioae tho examiners report is higxuy ia\.our- aoie, pupua naviiig been presented a-t torty-nme BOilOClfi. "If," cays a writer in a Wckb vernacular newspaper, "Engi-ifch. is the janguage ot bir<i*s German ot the soldier, Italian oi women, and French ot men. YV e .<iii is the language of ivngete." On top of Mr "Puncn" picturing Mr Luoyd George as a b, tnie simpiy ma-Kcs U6 biush. » » Miss Eira Gwyn. a young Pwllheli artiste who wil, etiJj.ruy maitc her debut in London, was dis- covered in a romantic manner. Some latidts Staying in the neighbourhood chanced to hear her bionding her voice with that 01 a ioca. baker, arid were so struck with its purify that They got iundg together to send her to the RA.M. A correspondent bas been taking notice of the way ill which seme magis trait es in roouthfehire administer tne oam 1.0 wmuhto. One gentleman of elegant manners and fcorjd exterior &ay&, "The evidence you fhail give shall be the truth, the whole truth, and noohing but the truth, 'so help your Gawd. A tradesman J.P., who has apparently not learnt the exaot formula-, eays, "Bo de pt y'God. In ono of the towns en the hills a magistrate has a style all his own. He simply says. "You shall tell the truth, eo help you God.. Kiss the Bock." • • • • Wlben the Kaiser was seen in interested con- versation with Mr Liewe'.yn Williame, at the Windsor Cattle concert, someone exclaimed, "What a fascination these Welshmen have for. tho Emperor. Last night it was Mr Lloyd Geor-ge, who mon-opolised the Emperor tor twenty minwtes." The Kaieer was lmmeneely i interested i!n the Welsh music, and when Mr Haidane explained to him that tho choir was almost wholly composed of working men and women, the Imperial comment war, that the We':sh were a remarkable race, whcee imw-dcal capabilities were ineetimable. # # Captain Pritehard, the Welshman, who will be in ooimmaaid of the great Cunarder, "Maure- tania," is described by his intimates as "a pea Kitchener." and, with all his power, he is the most modest and fatir-minded of men. Mr Chris: Ilenlev telfe a story which throws an in- v teneBfciog light on his character. A year or,two. r ago, on a homeward voyage, he entered Queens town juet as a mammoth liner of a rival iiine was leaving for Liverpool. Be (Tone this latter boat was sighted at Holyhead, Captain Prit- chard was berthing his r-hip in. the Mersey. He wae called before tho Canard Board and con- gratulated on his performance. "You are- com- plimenting me gentlemen, on a piece oi luok whioh the other ship miüd," was his quiet reply. "Wo escaped a bad bank of fog off tho Wo'r.h ooast, and consequently could run at full ppeed. Captain was quite right to slacken his pace, and had I been in his place I would have dono the same thing. It may yet be my fortune to be called before you some day to explain why I was beaten through the same earnse." Landlords, and Welsh landlords in particular, are so often miarepresonted and painted to much backer than they really are that it is quite astonishing to find at so Radical a body as the Carnarvonshire County Council the higheet eulo- gies ImAged upon thc.dt as a claee. Even Mr Ellia Davies, M.P., "the Wilberfo" of the Welsh farmer," as his friends now call him, publicly declared at tho last mooting of that body that Lord Penrhyn waa an ideal lamdlord and that his representatives at recent sales showed tem.ant farmers unparalleled gencros'ity. Even more striking was the statement made that a. lan,dlord had 4Dffexed to seJiI cfvory ten- ant on the estate his own farm at a reasonable prjee; and that ii the tenant had no means to buy, the landlord would advanoo him tkree- lourthg of tho purchase money on mortgage at three per cent, per annum. This beat6 tho Small Holdrogu Act of the present Government liollow. The Government, which says iifc ie the farmers' triemd asks 3 £ per oent. on its loans, and autho- rises the County Council to charge another half per cent., making a total of four per pent.
LLANDUDNO FIELD CLUB. I ANTIQUITIES AT LLANFAIRFECHAN. On Saturday, the momfbers of the Ifendudno Field Chub paid their second visit to L'anfair- fecJian, to examine otbjecte of geological and antiquarian interest in thait locality. Tho party was under the leadership of Mr W. Bezant Lowe, of Llanfairfechan, and included Mr Willoughby Gardner, of Deganwy, whoso knowledge of the Hinfiquit-iee of the district was of great advan- tago. Proceeding tlirough tihe- viflage. Mr Ixwe in- dicated how the Ktroani had cut throiugli a mass of moraine rubbirfi which at one timo cntjrely filled the valley in whicii the village is situated. After leaving the valley, a grave on Tynlhvyfaill Farm, nea.r the hill oaiiicd DimE, was reached. The grave was discovered in 1885, 1>ut later grass and weeds were ai3owe>d to grow over it. Mr Lowe had had the grass removed, and indicated the position of the tumulus or mound in which tho grave is situated. The grave consists of four flat soones placed on their edges, with a laxig-e stone covering the oavity between thiam. Tho cavity is 3ft. 3in. in length, and about 2ft. deep. At the ttmo of its discovery the grave was full of earth iji which were fragments of calcined bones and of pottery, the latter being sun-baked, and covcred with lines and chevrons ToughV.y drawn. The grave is probably of tho Bronze Age. The adjoining b IM, Dinaa, has ternaoes on its elopes and also remains of circular "huts." From Careg Fawr wh.i<h tho party ascended, they had a good view of Dinas from the weftt, and were able to see that it must have formed in early days a very strong position, as a rvxrt of outeIr fort of Pe-nmaenmawr. The old Roman roiad leading from Caerhiun (Conovium) past Bwlehyddeufaen to Alxir and Carnarvon, was viewed for hailf-a^miite of its icT, gth, and the company then crossed to the lane that leads from Rhiwiau Uchai to Gord'di'nog. Hcire was pointed out the position in which two Rom am jorile-stoneis were found. Theeo are of extreme intercut, as the infioriiptions on them are a. proof "that the rClad from Caerhun to AbeT was a Ro- man road. The inscription on one stono states tha,t it was of the time of tho Emperor Hardinn Trajan Augustus, whicii fixes the da* as abouit 119 A.D., and that it was placed eight miles from Ccaiovium, or Caerhun The actual' distance is seven Englillh miles, which coincides very Is vc-r v nearly. The other stone was broken, but enough was left to show that it belonged to t.he time of the Emperors Soptimus Severus and' Aural ins Antoninus. Although Bnitain was covered in tho time of the Romans by roads which prob- ably had mile-stones on them, only fifty ha-vo been discovered, and these have often been muti- lated. Ten of the fifty wore found in Wales and of these ten two were found at Llanfairfeehan. The stone of the date of the Emperor Trajan is the finest of an the Roman mile-stones in Great Britain. Mr Willoughby Gardner exhibited a photograph of this mile-stone, which is now in tho British Museum. Mr Lowe oonohided hw remarks by urging upon tho members of the Fie>nd Club the importance of carrying out in- vestigations in this very interesting diistrio-i, which teemis with relics of antiquity.
PERSONAL. Among the gentlemen called to the Bar on Monday was Mr J. E. Eldon Bankes, of Oxford, a son of Mr Eldon Bankes, K.C. Captain the Hon. C. G. Legge, u.ntil recently one of the ohief inspectors of constabulary, for England and Wales, died on Friday. Captain Legge was a brother of the Bishop of Lichfield Mr Lloyd George, President of the Board of Trade, who is to address a Liberal demonstra- tion to-morrow in Glasgow, is the guest of the Master of Elibank, M.P., and the Hon. Mrs Murray, at Juniper Bank, Walkerburn, The Earl of Cawdor has arranged to address a Conservative meeting at Bangor on December 12th. Lord Kenyon is expected to be present, and to attend also a Conservative meeting at Llandudno on November 29th, when Mr Bridge- t man, M.P., will be among the speakers. A marriage has been arranged between Mr F. Hamilton Hepburn, of Vancouver, Britisn Columbia, youngest son of the late Mr George Wright Hepburn-Hepburn, A.M.I.C.E., consult- ing engineer to the late Emperor of Brazil, and Miss M. K. Meredith, eldest daughter of the Rev. John Blunt Meredith, Killnerley Vicarage, Oswestry, Shropshire. Sir William Hughes-Hunter, Miss A. L. Hughes-Hunter, Miss K. Wood Edwards, and party have gone for a three months' trip to East Africa. Lady Hughes-Hunter and tho other members of the family have taken 18, St. Georges' Square, London, for the winter, and will not return to Plas Coch, Anglesey, until the spring. At tho last meeting of the Committee of the London Welsh Club several new members were elected, a.mong them being: Lord Kenyon, the Bishop of St. David's, Messrs Alfred Armor, D.P.H., M D. (Barmouth), W. Thclwall Thomas, F.R.C.S (Liverpool), W T. Clay, D.P.H. (Bcly- head), O. M. Edwards, M.A (Board of fv.ica- tion;, and R. J. Edwards, J.P. (Holyhead). Mr John Tliomas (Pencerdd Gwalia) will be the guest of the club at a dinner given in his honour on the 28th inst. Lord and Lady Harlech have been entertain- ing a large party at Brogyntyn, including Mr Henry White, the American Ambassador at Paris, and Mrs and Miss White, the Earl and Countess of Dalhousie, Lord and Lady Henry Bentick, Lord and Lady Berkeley Paget, Lord Cecil Manners, Colonel the Hon. W. Lambton, and Miss Armyno Gordon. On Monday a party of eight guns shot over the home covers, account- ing for 505 head of game, a.nd yesterday the Drenewydd covers were shot over, when over 600 head were accounted for. Yesterday Lord and Lady Harlech, with the Hon. W. Ormsby-Gore, go to Glyn, Talsarnau, where their party will include Lord DaLiousie, Lord Cecil Manners, and Mr W. C. Bridgeman, M.P. The majority of the party made the journey by motor-car.
TEMPERANCE MISSION AT CONWAY. MR TENNYSON SMITH'S CAMPAIGN. SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS. Undter the auspices of t'he Con way and Dit)- tricit Temperance Society on Monday evening, Mr Tennyson Smith ope nod a series of Tom- gre«a.t success, the Town Hall being crowded daily tlhirougnout the week. amd attended with reat success, tn& Town Hall being crowded with large audiences- Mr CynwaJ Jones is the chairman 0.. tho committee, and the Key. Menai Francis the painstaking secretary. THE LECTURER'S METHODS. Probably there axe few arguments in favour of total or prohibition, wmeh would have anytining of newrkeps a trout toem, but that there may be a new method oi carrying on temperance advocacy has been fully ciemon- strated oy Mr E. Tennyson Snuth- it appeal he, a long time ago, oanio to the conclusion. that the methods on warfare adopted by uao 'i-temperanee Vurty were lacking an defimteness, and 601ne years ago :he tiet«imnod to make a mew moves, and initiate a more a^reissive style of advooaoy. He ctevused tne plan o. inspect- ing Binary lists of brewery companies in tho to wins in wuioh ho was oonducting his missions, and exposing fcie fact that clergymen, magis- trates, and ofcer pubiio men m the town were shareholders. Then, too, instead of merely using vague phrases condemning the apatnetio attitude of tho- Christian (Jnuroh, he made startling expoyures otn the platform of what he termed the complicity of the (Jhutnohca with the Traffio, and aleo published in the "Tempera.ncQ Worki'" (a paper wlncn he start- ed for the purpose) astounding instances of liquor sellers holding, fhigh office in the Church- es of various denominjations, and of Church property lot for tihe sale of drink, etc., etc. He also raised a definite iesue at the Alliance Annual Meeting in Manchester in 1895, by moving- a resolution "calling on the Churches to- exclude liquor eeiilers from membership and office in tho Church!" This, ao might be ex- pected, brought upon him a storm of opposi- tion, but he stood to his guns and the result has been a thorough revival of temperance contro- versy throughout the country on this particular point—the attitude of tho Church towards the liquor seller. THE OPENING OF THE CRUSADE. At the opening meetings Mr Tennyson Smith was supporter on tho platform by Revs. Wm. Jones, T. Gwynedd Roberts, J. O. Jones, Gyffin; William Edwards, J. Luther Thomas, A. Fortesque Hubbard, Phillip Price, Messrs T. M Jones, T. D. Jones, Primrose Cottage; J. Evans, Deganwy; J. P. Griffith, Regent House; William Edwards, Boderw; John Ed- wards, J.P., Cadnarufc Park; T. Wynne, Llan- dud'no Junction; T. W- Hugihe/S, ^-ynwal Jones and Rev. B. Menai Francis. In addition to the eloquent addresses of Mr Tonnyison Smith,, and other Temperance advo- cates, tihe meetings aro enlivened by interest- ing musical items, for which the following are restponsibleMusical conductors, Messrs J. P. Griffiths, Josef E. Jones, and Capt. John Jones; accompanists. Miss SaJlio Edwardb, L.R.C-M., Miss Pldith Jones Miss Glad Parry, Mr Herbert O. Evans, A.T-S. eolokts, Miss RaJlv Foulkes, Miss Winifred J. Jones, Miss Gladys Parry. Miss Gwyneth Edwards, Miss Edith Evans, Rev. F Hubbard, Mr Edward Jones, and others. Akferman T. C. Lewis presided at the open- ing meeting. Mr Tennyson Smith, in the cowse of 3iis lec- ture, entitled "trhe Curtain Lifted." said that he had travelled almost the world over, but he had never before seen anything carried out more thoroughly than the arrangements for this week's crusade, and ho congratulated the organising (secretary upc,n that. fact. He then proceeded to deal with his subject in a graphic manner, and gave some interesting accounts of his experiences in fighting the liquor traffic in various parts of the work! t On Tuesday evening the meeting was pre- sided over by Mr T- Wynne station 111 a-st-er, Llandudno Junction, and the Rev. Phillip Bribe delivered an addrees in Welsh, in the coulee of which he rennarked that during the past six veans the amount spent an- nually in the British Isles on intoxicating li- quor, showed a decrease of six million pounds (applause). Mr Tennyson Smith took for his subject "The Drink Demon," and in the course of a long, but interesting addiress, pointed out how the drink demon was the cause of ocutdless crimes- He believed that nine-tenths of tho crimes oom- matted in this country were the result of drink. A special meeting for women was held in the Seion Welsh Congregational Chapel on Wednesday afternoon, when Mrs Cynwal Jones, Lark Hills, presidfed. In the evening Mr Tennyson Smith dealt with "The Great Struggle." The Rev. O. In the evening Mr Tennyson Smith dealt with "The Great StruggLe." The Rev. O. Sehvyn Jones. Deganwy (president of the Free ChLHCh Council) also spoke in Welsh* Wo u.ndeirstand that 15 signed the pledge on Monday, and there were numerous signatures on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Pledge Committee ia under the chairmanship of Mr Edward Jones, Tower Stores, with Mr J. Am- brose Lloyd as chief stewa^d- To-nigtht (Thursday) M.r Tennyson Smith will take as his subject "Up with the -cl.ruzikard and down with the liquor traffic." Rev. Wm. Ed- wards is announced to preside, and DeinioJ Fychan wild give a Welsh recitation.
A candidate at on-e of the recent municipal elections promised "purer food, batter homes, and less physio-r' "Axe things ooming your way?' "That's a nico question to ask a man when he's just been hit by an auto." Husband: "Have you heard that they're go- ing to st-axt a museum of ajbtiqu,ities -her o ? Wife.: So ? Then I can give them this hat of mine!" Penitent Old Lady: "I have been a great tinner more than eighty years, and didn't know it." Old' Coloured Servant: "I knowed it ail de time." The axTrimnesra is recognised a-s one of the most popular jjapera in the Principality.. Splendid medium for advertisers.
"ALONG THE COAST." (By a Travelling: Correspondent). Ttij Rbyl Council have not lost time in making up their minds a? to the site of their new pavil icn, and now t.hey are deeply committed to the scheme, and will, therefore, probably be the fir-t, seaside resort in North Wales to "municipalise" the giving of entertainments, This, it is clear, will be n great innovation, but it is an innova- tion which the town has been obliged to face, for the simple reason that private enterprise !C.,c, not been able to supply the class of amuserv ent? which if is considered the town needs to sustain its popularity with the right classes of visin.rs. The new departure at Rhyl will necessarily have far-raaching effects, for, as a genus of the c.icr of mammalia, we humans don't seem able I o re-a't copying each other. The whole of what we eu- phemistically call "fashion" and "keeping in the van of progress," etcetera, get their impetus, as we pe-cjive when. we dig down to tho foundation of things, from this proneness of ours to imitate what wo see others do! Hitn^rto, the North Wales local authoritie- havo noj themselves been direct partners in the giving of public amusements, unless we expect the I Corporation of Conway, who for a time subsidised I a local brass band, and the Llandudno Council, who have for years contributed £100 per annum towards the expenses Qf a band for the streets and the Promenade. But all the authorities have given for a long time their benediction to agencies which provided amusements for the visitors. Llandudno Council has let the Happy and Rhyl have let parts of their Promenade or the famous bird tamer and the Punch and Judy expert. Colwyn Bay, Penmaenmawr, Abergele and Rhyl have let parts of the Promenade or beach for minstrel performa.nces, and the Rhyl Punch and Judy shows have been one of t've stand-byes of the local entertainment world for quite a generation. But now Rhyl goes one step I I furcher, and actually proposes to construct a place of amusement, and to employ an orches- tra of its own. The Council may let the re- freshment-rooms in the new pavilion and grounds to a caterer, but the music will be given by their own band, engaged for the purpose, and paid out of the District Council's exchequer. I think the Council obtained full power to carry out this pro- posal in their last special Act, and all that they need further is the consent of the Local Govern- ment Board to their borrowing the necessary funds for the capital outlay. The position near the embayment which has been chosen as the site of the pavilion seems to be a good one, and, of course, wherever it was placed it would please one section of the front- agers and displease another section. However, the main thing is that the part of the shore be- tween Edward Henry-street and the High-street is fairly central, as compared with the remain- der of the town, and there will be no great displacement of property values, which the build- ing of tha pavilion might cause if its site were removed from what is really the centre of the town. Another advantage is that nature has at this spot so heaped up the sand that thera will not be much filling required The sea wall ill havo to bo built around it, and its surface will have to be covered with pitching when there are to be pathways, while soil will have to be imported to form the basis of the grassy lawns a.nd flower beds which will soon appear within the enclosure. Let ihe croakers croak and the growlers growl, but let the Council go forward, with firm but humble confidence, to the making of that sandy wilderness io flourish like the green bay tree. It is wonderful what can be done with trying and with determination. The screen which is to be placed round the enclosure will naturally help to shelter the vegetation with- in the gardens from the severe weather, while it also shelters from the driven sand. While the Rhyl Council have been driven to embark upon a trading in amusements, owing to the failure of private enterprise, it is well, in the interests of the other North Wales resorts, to bear in mind the reason for the inability of pri- vate firms to supply the proper kind of entertain. ment at Rhyl. In my opinion the blame is al- most entirely due to the action of the Council themselves. The lesson should be observed, and applied elsewhere. The seme mischievous re- suit of a mistaken policy is being consummated at Colwyn Bay. Rhyl Council has persistently refused to give the owners of the places of amuse- ment a chance by preventing competition on the beach at night, and it is admittedly difficult for the Palace Company to make their undertaking as attractive to visitors as they would be able to do if they had the amusement of the town in their own hands at night. The same trou- ble put an end to the concerts in the old pier pavilion, a.nd before that in the winter gardens, p avi the very site of which is now merged into the town and forgotten. The Victoria Pier Company at Colwyn Bay have suffered from the same competition, and are therefore not making that progress which would be desirable in the interests of Colwyn Bay resi- dents themselves. The Colwyn Bay Council have been approached upon a number of occasions upon this matter, but could not see their way to limit their tenants- on the Promenade to perform- ances which should terminate not later than eight o'clock in the evening. They will shortly be renewing their contracts with the minstrels and others, and, if they are averse to commencing business as a "concert direction" like their neigh- bours at Rhyl, they should give some considera- tion to this point. They would, of course, get less rent, if they imposed a limitation similar to that which has been in force for so many years at Llandudno, but probably in the long run the net result would be less expensive and more advantageous to the ratepayers, because to build a kursaal and set up as entrepreneurs will cost money, and there will have to be something of a monopoly claimed for the Council's "shows" be- fore there can be a profit on such a venture. The Council might as well give a modified mono- poly to the "inside shows" on the lines of Mr Mason's suggestions last spring. The up-platform at the Colwyn Bay station is nearly completed, but I understand that it will not be used until next Easter. There is still too much to be done to make use of the plat- form during the Christmas pressure, and so, as the down platform suffices well enough for pre- sent needs, and there will be additional expense for lighting and so forth when the .new one is taken over, the contractors will have an extra three months in which to make everything per- fect before the trains call at the new halting place. The splendid new coaches are now run- ning on the Manchester express, and right gorgeous they look. I almost wish I could go every day to Manchester, so that I might have the privilege of being balloted for as a member of the Train Club. .tI.A. oK. I see that the London and North-Western Rail- way Company are continuing to build the power- way Company are continuing to build the power- ful engines of the "Precursor" and "Enterprise" types, the former having four and the latter six driving wheels coupled. Travellers in these parts have had one small benefit, at any rate, from the advent of these powerful locomotives. The slowest train of the day, that leaving Holy- head at, six o'clock in the evening, has been accelerated. I hope that the disclosure of the extant to which that train has been hastened on will not prove too startling, because I always like my most impressive facts to be communi- oated with becoming caution. There have been strange results following a too sudden revelation of surprising news. Well, that train has been accelerated, since the first of October last, by reducing the time of the jaunt between Holyhead and Chester by six minutes. The train makes up this time by extra speed across Anglesey, and leaves Bangor at 7.11 instead of 7.17, and it gets away from the Junction at 7.55 instead of 8.1. The old times of departure from Bangor and the Junction had bean adhered to for so very long that they had become quite historic. In the days when the train used to be hauled by Mr Webb's three cylinder compounds we used often to waste two minutes at a. station in getting a start, but the "Experiments" and the "Pre- cursers" not only bustle off with much longer trains without hesitation, but they get up a good speed between stations without difficulty. » » The new Town Council at Conway would do well to give their best attention to the ques- tions of the harbour. The sea-borne trade of the port is declining, at any rate it has declined con- siderably in the last half oentury. It should be recovered, by the offer of suitable facilities. There is nothing to prevent the river being de- veloped into a first-rate harbour. The setting up of the perch light was the first step only in what should be a progressive policy. Should thero not be proper moorings now laid dow.n, to aid vessels entering the port, and should not the quay be extended, and a channel dredged along- side it so that vessels might float at taw tide? The suggestion that a dock might be formed on the opposite side of the estuary is by in means a bad one.
COLWYN BAY CHRYSANTHEMUM SHOW. FLOWERS AND MUSIC IN THE PAVILION. HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL VENTURE. It will be rocollected that the success of the. flower show promoted earlier in the year by tne Colwyn Bay Horticultural Society was marred troin a linancuui point 01 view in consequence ot tne wreicned woatiker prevailing on ine any 01 tne exuiDitioii. Tms was panicuiany disappoint- ing, Having regard tor tne distinct >succe«j 01 uio venture tiom all otner standpoints. iNevartue- iess, the guarantors faced tne ttencit 1Il sucn ex- cenent, spirit tuat a numoer ot lauiea, wen led by Madame Riviere, promptly decided upon a uctieme witn tne ODJect oi maKmg good tue loss and at tne same time to re-esiaoixs.i tne iintui- cial position of tne society. Madame Ri viero seems tlJ influence tor good every puonc move- ment. witn wmcii sne is associated, and ner cecsion in this manner for tne society's weitare proved characteristically suooesstul. Tho sciiome prepared provided for another flower s;)OW-W tii a difference. The exhibition was restricted to chrysanthemum growers; it was held in the Pier Pavilion rather tnan iU-1 a marquee, so that climatic conditions snould "dominate the till" in a lesser degree, and some excellent music supplemented tne programme, The proceedings took place on Friday evening, when tile snacious PaviHnn wa.s nmwrled. I The officers wereMr Walter Whitehead, pre- sident Madame Riviere, lady president; Mr T. E. Purdy, chairman of committee; Mr J. Faulkner, vice-chairman; Mr Walter Groom, hE crctary; and Mr W. Herbert Bourne. lion, treasurer THE FLOWERS. No better testimony to tne claims of Col- wyn Bay as a winter resort couiu be auduced tnan tne striking spectacle presented at tne lar end ot tne iJa\inon. tne promoters, witn tHe neip of Mr W. A. Pryce-iJavis, tne Pitr Company's genial secretary, nad wisely ar- ranged that tne exmuiis snould be dis- played on the ground floor between the lounge cna.rs and tne stage,as well as on vue piatiorm lisen. Xnis ensure tile arrangement ot tne flowers to tne best possible advantage, and at tne same time served to provide lor tne concert artistes surroundings of tne most. Oeautilul cnaracter. So far as the snow itself was concerned no- thing on an extensive scale had been attempted. All told tne classes numbered five only, and with very few exceptions tne exhibitors naned from Colwyn Bay only. Yet the competition was of the keenest., and the quantity, and the quality of the exhibits, were noteworthy to a degree. Mr Benjamin Cromwell, of Cleveiy, Allerton, Liverpool, one of the best, authorities on chrysanthemums in the country, was tile judge, and when asked for a candid expression of opinion on the flowers shown he said, "Weil, the quality all round is very fine. The cut blooms for this season are remarkably good, es- pecially in the class containing the exhibits shown by Colonel Gee. Indeed, these would have held their own in the strongest of competitions. The class for six staked plants in pots is also specially fine, and so also are the winners of the !cL firsr, prize in the class for singles. The vases of singles grown out of doors, of which there are nine entries, demonstrate in a very con- vinc.ng fashion the remarkably line weather pre- vailing at Colwyn Bay. The exhibition is in- deed a credit to one and all." As Mr Cromwell remarked, the class in which Colonel Gee proved victorious—that for Japanese or incurved exhibits—was an uncommonly good lot. Than the "Mrs T. W. Vallis" shown by Colonel Gee, of Caerhun, in this instance it would be difficult to conceive a more beautiful speci- men. Of extraordinary size, every petal was per- fectly _et, and its colour was rich beyond des- cription—a royal bloom. Another unusually fine bloom was a. "Mrs Norman Davies" shown by Mr W. H. Bcurne, of The Heathlands, Colwyn Bay, while ona of the features of tho show was a "Mdlle. Rodgen," whose pale green colour and admirable setting attracted general atten- tion. THE WINNERS. The following weri the prize-winners CUT BLOOMS — Twelve Japanese or in- curved: 1, Mr W. D. Houghton, Queen's Lodge, Cclwyn Bay (gardener C. Hartley); 2, Mr Wal- ter Whitehead, The Flagstaff, Colwyn Bay (R. R Clements, gardener); 3, Mr T. J. Williams, Coederw. CoJwyn Bay (F. Clarke). Six blooms, any variety: 1, Mr W. H. Bourne, II3ë;¡thla.nd1>, Colwyn Bay (W. Killbourne); 2, Mr W. D. Houghton; 3, Mr T. J. Williams. Three single blooms, any variety: 1, Mrs Shill, Nantyglyn HaJJ, Colwyn Bay (J. E. Hanmer); 2, Mr W. D. Houghton. CUT BLOOMS.—Six vases, Japanese or in- curved) 1, Colonel Gee, Caerhun, Conway (P. Groen); 2, Mr W. H. Bourne; 3, Mr W. D. Houghton. Three vases of outside grown chrysanthemums, any variety: 1, Mr W. Bayliss, Taooma, Colwyn Bay (A. Blakema.n); 2, Mr T. J. Williams, Col- wyn Bay; 3, Colonel Gee, Caerhun. THE MUSK)- Two ho-uirs and a haltf were &et apart for the inspection of tho fknv ers. Ticket-hold ere Yee then requested to take their proper places, and the concert wus pirooeede-d with. The entertainment was open.au1 by the Hon. Mr-) Laurence Brcdrick, and, in introducing her, Mr Walter Whitehead explained the ob ject of tho proceedings, and thanked Madan e Riviere for organising the concert. He add^d that they were further indebted to Mrs Brodirick, whose eloquence was always a plea- sure to tlieni5 for oongjenting- to open the enter- tainment- Mrs Brodrick, who was cordially received, apologised at the outset for her late arrival. Continuing, eho said her duty that evening was an exceedingly pleasant one to perforin. She must. in the fiirpt place, congratulate Madame RiviliOlfo and thoee who had helped her for organising so delightful a. concert, HlJlf tender to them her thanks (hear, hoar). SLe also knew that in thanking Madame Dews and the other ladies and gentlemen who had kindly given their services that evening, she would be fijxsakinig for everybody present (hear, hear). They were alii aware -of the untiring manner in which Madame Riviere had always worked on behalf of every movement tendii-ng to the wel- fare if Colwyn Bay, and' they wero ail ppeciallv grateful to hear (hear, _hear). She (MJS Brod- rick) inclined hereelf in the number, because, althougih. she oouJd only describe hereeh as a country (neighlwur to the residents of Colwyn Bav, they had always allowed her to have a share in everything going on nn^t'ie town. They had allowed her to make their interests her own—(hear, hear),—and, consequently, she had' apJwayi3 felt that whatever work wis in r,rogress she should l^ave ae much a nart in it a« any oil tho residents themselves (annlause)- She also congratulated those who had gmown tho beauti- ful floaveiB exhibited in tCJiO Pavilion, and she could but wish that the greatest success follow- ed the Horticultural Society in the future (ap- plause). Horticulture had bccome very fash- ionable -off late years, and that was a very good sign, because it proyed that they were moving a;s a nation. Such a pursuit tended to- improve their mental elevation, as well as their health. Wnen thev surrounded themselves wu-a beautiful object- the result mmt be the refining and purifying cf their minds, and for that rea- son gardieninig should be encouraged. The beautiful colours seen in flowers seemed eome- how to penetrate their minds, and' they should reflect their colours in human thought and action, prompting them to good deeds which would brighten tho lives of theso of their fel- 'iow-beingts, who were in le^s favoured rsur- roundiings than t-hemsrilvee (aopl-ause). If hor- ticulttiro influenced them to infuso a little more brightness and colour into the lives of these ex- isting in grime, poverty, and hunger, the work don,3 in their gardens would not be wasted (hear, hear). Sho would not detain tihe.ni any longer, because there was a *ong nroguammo to be prewentcd. She would, therefore, declare the proceedings open, wishing them the best pos- sible success (hear, hear). While Mrs Brod-rick was bowing her acknow- ledgments to the cheering audience, Madame Rivicre piepped forward, atnd preterited her with. a beau.tifu.1 bouquet midst renewed ap- plause. Mr Chas- Reynolds, in proposing thanks to Mrs Brodriek, congratulated the Society upon tho remarkable success of the show. Mr Purri'y seconded, and tho motion was oar- ried with a Jhiearty cheer- Tho coincert was. then prccecdoo with. The a.nt:(5t2S were Mada.me Dews, the popular con- tralto; Mm Plews (pianoforte). Mra Herbert Little (soprano), Miss Sal lie Parry (soprano-), Mir.J Gertrude Bond (contralto), Miss Marie C'larson (soprano), Mr W. O. Roberts (bari- tone), Mr A. J. Fleet (tenorV a.nd colonel U. M. Kales (humorif*)- Ma-damo Dews was in splendid voice,, and was enthusiastically cmoored on each appearance. Another excellent, feature 01 the programme_ was a number of delightful gramophone selections from records lent by Miss Ella Aflton, and on a fine insirumnnt lent by Mrs Wcoi'ier- General!" speaking, tiho pro- g,ramme was a very enjoyable one. During an interval, Colonel Enles played' the part of an amateur auctioneer. ITe offered for sale a number of eouveciir programmes prepared in satin, and some of them. found ready pur- cLa&Csia at lis each. ) THE TOMBOLA. At the cloea Mr W A. Pxyce-Davis declared tine result of a tombola arranged bv the com- mittee. Possessors of winn-mg tickets were presented with prizes ranging from a postal ordor four a guinea to a bijou set of books in case- The winners wore:—1, Mi.,s Bates, Old Col- wym; 2, Mrs AvimeT, at Wecncroft, near Con- way 3, A S- Tiers, DiiBglewcod, Colwyn Bay; 4, E. Jenkins. Plati 'inon, Colwyn Bay; 5, Miss E- J ones, DioolrL" Colwyn Bay; 6, A. B. Tiiomas, Kensington House, Colwyn Bay; 7, Janier) Sohofiold, York-road, Colwyn Bay; 8, Mrs Dd. Jonefjj Tho Carlton Colwyn Bay 10, E. Lloyd. Queen's Park, Colwyn Bay; 11, E. Bond, Nantyglyn, Colwvtn Bay; 12, J. B. Pennington, A L!end-:i,ki, Hawarden-road • 13, Miss Sheirbrooke, Wellbock House. Colwyn Bay; 14, Mrs J. Schofield, York-road, Colwyn Bay. The nrme of the winner of the ninth prize was appoineailly difficult to decipher; at any rate, Mr Pxyce-Davis failed to announce it. i Master Jack Jones drew the tickets. I
LEAD MINING IN FLINT- SHIRE. TALARGOCH MINES TO BE RE- OPEMED. We understand on excellent authority that it hats now been definitely decided that the new company will take over the Tk: angoch Lead iViai^s, Meiiklen. on the 1st of January next, and thai operations for working the Dunc Will ixgin. at üonoo. About ix weeks ago the contract for the neccs- saiiy puanping machinery was feigned, and this rrjuchmery, which wiii be capable of pumping gaJons per minute, is now being construcu. ea at Newcauiio-cai-Tyne. Tue ctpll-alk of the new company (The Talsr- gOlCa Lead and Z:nc Mines, Ltci.) 16 £ 80,000. inore are eight shafas on t.he property, and frdn 1855 to 1&53 (wiicn the uiutes WtJ>.<6 eioppeu), t. e o: LP-,IT was 42,361 tone of ta.d ore, iPi of si-wi7. and 46,5U3 tons of mo biond. It is expiiOteKl that when the mines are m full working oi^er s. '.ne JS400 per week will be paid in wagts in. the otetrict.
BKi'l'WSiCOJiD PAiUSH UHUltutl. DEDICATION OF THE NEW TO cR. I Tn,) Bishop of Bangor to-day week dedicated tue newiy-compieted tower 01 tho Bettws^coea 1;1'1-3.1 vüÜn;ü. i'iio tower lias been raised auout ii ivxti-y tue worn being earned out by Aatssib .1. Ü(J>Hi::> and Uo., contractors, .Lancaster, alia tne 1h\1'i:\ .t\lti:\l.eu aHa j/cviiey, ot ijaiioast-er, and Air Kcbert iarry, Bod iuuoai, iU, cJerK 01 worn#. A iiaiiasome unoo- (1-1 ciocis has been placed in tne tower by tne geutrosuy ot tne late Mrs Paterson, wno was a 1 requeue visitor to lieUw sycoeo, and Coionel Jomiftioiid has presented a lino peal of belis. Tnere was a large congregation at the uetiica- iion service, in winch tue lohowmg clergy rook i .ie Lord Bisnop; Arcndeacon Lloyd Jones, Cnccieth (a. former curate of Bettwoy- coeu); tno Rov. Canon Jones, Penmaeniuavvr fiwral Dean); tho Rector of Llanrwst (the Rev. donii Morgan); tne Rector of Llangefni; the Hey. R. J. Edwarus (also a former curate of Bettwsy- coea); tne Vicar of Biaenau Eestimog (the Rev. T, H. Hughes); and tne Rev. R. Morns Jones, M.A., tne present vicar. Other clergy present included tno Revs. D. Alban Lloyd, vicar of Pentre Vceiasj T. Llechid Jones, vicar of Ys- bytty; J. C. Jonea, rector of Llangelynm; Ben Jones, rcctor of fenmaonno; and H. Thomas, vicar of Cape] Garrnon. 4 ADDRESS BY THE BISHOP. The Bishop based his discourse on the words in the 61st Psalm, "Thou hast- been a shelter for me and a strong tower against the enemy." He said they were so accustomed to seo towers as a part of the fabric of churches in England—he said in England because they all knew that the majority of tiie village churches in Wales only possessed a email belfry—that they were apt to look at a onurcn without a tower as incomplete. It might be well for them to ask what was the reason that it came into being, and what led their forefatners to erect church towers. The answer would be found in the insecurity of the times in which their forefathers lived. In these days they had been so used to live in safety and security to go and worship their God without, fear that they could hardly picture to themselves the early 'I times when continual forces of the heathen made sudden incursions upoai them to kill slay, burn, and destroy. In times before the conquest they over and over again did this. In those years the invaders landed and ravaged Canterbury, and then the fleet sailed up the Thames. In times like that it was necessary that people should have some place to flee to when without warning these incursions were made upon them. What more natural place of security could there be than close by the churches in which they wor- shipped? There they could gather all that was precious, and defend themselves until the heath- en had passed to some other place. So the towers were built close by the churches as a place of security. Tnrough the mercy of God tms timo of tyrtumy passed away, and God's peo- ple were ablo to move about in piece and quiet- ness, but still the churcn towers remained, though no longer were they wanted for warlike purposes, but to remind tho people of what had gone by. Then tho custom of using bells to summon God's people to worship began and spreau. The towers naturally suggested a fit- ting placo for the hanging of the bells. They had now no fear of violence; but still the towers had their purjiose. and, if he might say, they wero parables in atone, telling them that in the Giiurch was refuge and a strong tower against the enemy. Was there a congregation anywhere who did .not long for rest and refuge from the strife of tongues, from the prying of some eyes, and from the unkindness of those amongst wiloill they lived, and perhaps again from their own consciences and their memory of long past sins? They knew that exquisite gem of Mendelssohn's "Ob, that I had wings like a dove." Why was it that, it appealed so forcibly to so many who heard it? Was it merely a story? Was it not more like some responsive call to many who felt that they would like to flee into the wilderness, and there be at rest for ever? So the church tower reminded thorn that there was a refuge against all fret, worry, and the circumstances of daily life. So might it be in this new addition to the House of God at Bettwsycoed. Might that tower speak its welcome to those who pass by. Concluding, his Lordship said he had been asked to say that it had been hoped that at that service there would be unveiled two tablets to the memory of two former vicars of Bettwsvcoed -Mr Griffiths, in whose time the funds for the building of that church were collected, and who was for 18 years a faithful pastor of the church, and also in memory of his lordship's most dear friend, the Rev. Richard Jones, in whose time the funds for the building of the tower were collected. That church would be the richer for the memorial tablets. In the evening a sermon was preached to a lararo congregation by the Rev. R. T. Jones, vicar of Glanogwen. The offertories, at both services were towards the church tower building fund.
DENBIGH TOWN COUNCIL. RESIGNATION OF A COUNCILLOR. Some sensation was caused in the town on Tuesday morning by the reported resignation by Mr R Humphreys Roberta of his seat as a mem- ber of the Town Council, on which body he has acted for over thirty years, he being at the tune its oldest member. The report has been verified, and the borough will therefore lose the services of one < f its best known public men. Mr Roberts' resignation took place under ralher dramatic circumstances On the previous evening the fic"t meeting of the Highways Com- mitter aftev the last election was held. Mr Ho- berts has been chairman of this committee for many years, but 011 this occasion Alderman Jas. Hughes was selected for the position, 0.11 the motion of the Mayor. Immediately the result was made known Mr Humphreys Roberts walked out of the room, and on Tuesday morning placed his resignation, in the hands of the town clerk, accompaniod by a cheque for L10. It is probable that Mr Roberts will be asked to reconsider the matter. SPLIT IN THE LIBERAL CAMP. The forthcoming election to fill the vacancy in the Town Council, caused by the promotion of Mr J Humphrey Jones to the aldcrmanic bench, promises to be a very interesting one. Last week the Liberal Association, who claim the seat, met and selected Mr A. Lloyd Jones, Bronffynon, a.n ex-alderman, as its candidate. On Monday Mr Jones was duly nominated, tog-ether with Mr R. Armour Jones. Cacgwyn, and Mr R. W. Llovd, Bull Hotel. Mr Armour Jones is a Liberal, whilst, Mr Lloyd is a Conservative. On Tuesday the latter withdrew, leaving the two former to contest the seat. Mr Armour Jones comes out as an Independent Liberal. The ratepayers will, therefore, see a battle royal be- tween the official a.nd non-official section of the electorate The election takes place on Tuesday next.
Someone was praising our public schools to Oharles Lamta. and said: "All our best men were public-sohool men. Look at our poets. There's Byron; he waus a Harrow boy "Yes," interrupted Charles, "and there's But lie; ho was a ploughboy."
"Llandudno Directory." A NEW SERIAL STROY by that celebrated novelist JOSEPH HOCKING Will shortly be commenced in the Directory 1 ENTITLED U oget1 Ttfeixiinion." The Story is one of the best ever written by this well- known novelist and in book form has had an enormous sale. i he Publishers of the Directory have acquired the serial rights for this district and they ieel sure that readers of the paper will appreciate the enterprise which has secured for them the privilege of reading such a thoroughly good tale at no cost to themselves.
CATTLE. LIVERPOOL, Monday.—The supply of cattle was piaoiicaiiy the same as last week. Demand good and prices better for ai. ct««riiptkrti £ &i<_e|> supply aeo unaltered. Trade of a firmer tone for aJl c.asseis. Finished medium weights about £ te dea.rer. Strong and rougn sorts a..G m tel- iei-s' favour. PnoeisBeef, 6id to 4!d per lb.; mutton, 9d to 6d per lb. At markell., ;-1354 cat- tie and 5472 &heep. WREXHAM, Monday.—There was a fairuy good supply of frock at to-day's market, and trade was pretty bri-k. Baef mode from 5bd to 6d per lb.; mutton, 63d to 7iu p_r .ib.; veal, 7u. to 8d per ib.; and pigs, of which there wer-e a itarge number, from bs 9d to lCte per score lbs. Dairy cows went un to i21 each. SALFORD, Tuesday.—Meters Septimus Lam- bert a.nd Sen, in their weekly report of Man- chester cattle market, tstate:—There was a de- crease of both caittio and sheep. Trade for cat- tle was better, for ail oacsel-, ait a slight ad- varjce. with a fiirm finish. The demand for beeit eos-'ts of sheep was more brisk, at an advance of Its to 2s per head. Smalf. owes were aieo easier eo d, at the advance, but email lamtfi cold very slowiy, at -'ate ratee.. The market cCcfcd fiNn, Wdl a. complete clearance. Reef, top, 6i<'1; good cattle, 6d; middling cattle and good young cewa, 5id rough cattle, 5u wmail young uheop, 9id heavier, 8!cl to 8Jd; Cheviot O.Vt:I" 6id to 7d; 4 caJvea. 5d to 7d. Numlwre:—Ck-tt'e, 2273, de- crease 35; sheep. 6580, decrease 539; and calves, 117. BIRMINGHAM, Tuesday.—Short eupp y of be&citg sheep, and bLoiiefr, inactive. Prices-: —Best IIcreÍNds, 6 per ib.; shorthorn-, 6d to 6kd; bulls and cows, 4d to 5d; we-their etheep, Bid to 8id; ewes and raars, 6d to 6d. Pig tia-0 fair. Bacon pit;, 9s; porkeits, 10s 3d to ICte 6d; sows, 713 4d to 7s 6d peir score. CORN. LIVERPOOL TLics&v.-Whent market clos- ing firm, good consumptive business at Friday's prices at bd per cental advance. Flour, moderate trade, uic,.u-,ig-d paces. Mw&o, only quiet de- mand. Prime mixed American, 5s 8d; Plata, 5s 4d Odessa, 5o 8 £ d per cental. Beans steady, unchanged. Barley and oats firm inactive. Peas, slow consumptive trade, full prices. BUTTER. CORK, Tuesday.—Fair supply; br:ipk demand steady prices. Quotations: Firsts, 93s; seconds. 89s; thirds, 86s. Superfine, 98s; fine mild, 89s. Chojcest boxes, 100s Fresh A., 1026; ditto B., 89ts. WOOL. BRADFORD, Monday.—The tome of tho mar- ket has diiitinc!% improved since Thursday, and come fairl-y heavy tiuns-aotions have been pmt. through in tops, both mennos and crcss-brede. Crossbred 40's are about la 4d, and merino 60'6 2g 4d. Quotations are not gen-araily higher but holders arc firmer. Wednesday's sale in Dub- lin is expected to establish a new basis for home- grown wou-S. Mohair is inactive, and alpaoa exceedingly firm. BUTTER, MEAT. EGGS, Etc. BANGOR, Friday.—Fresh butter, la Id per lb.; eggs, 6 for Is; Irish, Danish, and Canadian butters, is to is 4d per lb.; beef, 7d to lOd; mutton, 8d to 10d; lamb, 8d to lOd; veal, 7d to lOd; pork, 8d to lOd; ham, 7 to 10d; bacon, 7 £ d to 9d'; fat pigs, 32-d; potatoes, 5s per cwt; carrots, d per lb.; parsnips. Id; cabbages, Id ) to 3d eaca; cauliflowers; 2d to 4d; celery, 2d to 4d per stick; lettuce, 2d each; Id; cucum- bers, 4d to 9d; grapes lEngiien), Is to 2s per ib.; do. (foreign, 6d; tomatoes, 6d to 8d; apples, 2fsci to 4d; pears, 4d to &d; cinrkens, 4e to 4s 6d 2 per coup-e; fowls. Is 9d each; duck.nigs, 2s 9d; hares, 2s to 2s 9d; rabbil*. 8d; pigeore, 8d per brace; phca.-a.n ca. 4s 6d; partridges, 4s; turkeys, Is per lb.; satmon, 6s per lb.; smoked salmon, Is 6d; soles, Is 4d to 2s; turbot, Is 2d to Is 4d; halibut, 9d; plaice, 3d to 6d; whiting, 4d to 6d; dabs, 4d; gurnets, 3d; hake, 4d; mackerel, 4d; skate, 3d; iublters, 2s each. LLANGEFNI, Thursday.—Butter, Is per lb.; eg.'s, 9 for Ls; beef, 6d to 8d perr ib.; mutton, 7u~ to 9d; lamb, 10d; veal. 7d to 8d; pork, 5d to 8d; fat pgs, 3itd to 3gd; perkotst, ltfe to 14s each; fow fc, Is 3d to Is 9d; ducks, 2s to 2s 3d; potatoes. 7s to 9s per sack; black oats, 17s 6d to 18s per quarter; white do., life to 19s &d. LLANRWST. Tuesday.—Butter, Is Id to Is 2d per lb.; eggs, 7 for Is; potatoes, 36 9d to 4s per cw t-; sucking pigs, 17s to jBt lowls, 38 to 4s per couple; ducks, 46 6d to 5s 6d ner couple- PwLLHELI, Wednesday.—F-ie^h ouacr, lid per Lb eggs, 10s 6d per 120; geese, 6d to 6bd per lb.; ducks, 4s to 4s 6d per ouuple; chick- el11S, 2s 6d to 3s 4d per couple; potatoes, 4s to 4s 6d per 1121bs.; beef, 6d to 9d; mutton, 8d to lOd; young pigs, 10s to 13s; HIt pigs, 3id per lb- HOLYHEAD, Satur,lay.-Frech butter Is Id per Ib; fowls 3s per couple; ducks 58 do., eggs 7 for Is; potatoes 7s per sack; beef 6d to lOd; mutton 8d to lOd p >rk 7d to 9d lamb 7d to 9d fat pigs 3|d to 4d per lb corn 24s per quarter; oats 188 do.
TALYCAFN SA.L.c. Exceptionally good prices were obtained at. Meesrs Robert, and Rogers Jone-s' mart sale at Talycafn on Monday, especially for fat lambs at this time of the year- The entries included 61 fat bullocks, and they realised as much as J619 10iS. A score of calving cows and hci-ers fote'ied JE17 Es, and store bullocks went up to 99 126 6d. Fat pigs and calves made £ -2 17s 6d and L3 2s 6d respectively. There were over 600 fat wethers and e-wes for sale, and an effective cl.e-aranc0 was made, the wethers making- 33s apiece, and' the ewes 24s. Fat crossbred lambs made up to 2&s. A number o- horses also changed hands- fTlno next safe will be tfhe an- nual Christmas show- and ealo, when M.c3¡r\S R-O'bt. and Rogers Jones offer over zE35 in prizes This will be he!d on luesdav. Decem- ber 3rd. Thero is alreadly an excellent entry.
LIVE STOCK SALE AT LLANRWST. There was a good attendance at Metxrs BLackwa, Hayes and Co'¡s. Cae Gri;- Mart on Tuesday, when an effective clearance was made d Lil the stock. Fat yearling bullocks made up to £10 ú, cows with calf at foot from L12 10s to £ 13 15s, and store bullocks from Lb 56 TO JB8 10B. Heifers sold up to L9 10is. In the sheep section Welsh lambs fetched 19s 9d, fat ewes, 23s; and weithers, 245. Stoic pigs made up to 40s, and a two-year-old filly made £15 155.
TEST CONCERT AT TYWYN. At Bethel Wesleyan Chapel on Wednesday even- ing, a successful test concert was held, when Dr. Griffiths. Deganwy, presided over a large aud- ience. Mr Pryce Davies, Penmachno, was the musical adjudicator, and the Rev. D. Gwynfryn I Jones. Llandudno, adjudicated the recitations. There wero nine competitors ui the challenge solo competition, and after as-keen contest the prize was awarded to Mrs Josephine Williams- Lewis, of Capel Curig, for a spirited rendering of "The Enchantress," the second prize was awarded to Mr Will Roberts, of Bangor. In the recitation competition, the first and second prizes were divided between Messrs E. J Davies, Glancc-nway, Evan Jones, Colwyn Bav, and another. The duties of accompanist were efficiently dis- charged by Mr Roland Williams.
An amateur punster informs us that some houses' have wings and he has otter feen a house fry. We thought no part of a house save the ohimnev flue. M&ud: "She is a woman jvho has suffered a good deal fcr her belief." Ethel: "Dear J me! What is her belief 1" Maud: "She j believes that she can wear a No. 3 shoe on a. No- 6 foot." He that gives to be seen would never re- lieve a man in the d'ark.
KELIGIOUS SERVICES. LLYSFAEN PARISH CHURCH. ENGLISH SERVICES. MORNING, 11-15 a.m. I Seats Free 1428
Births, Marriages, and Deaths. BIRTHS. DAVIES.—November loth, at 16, Aicxandira- Btrkeuifoead, tiie wife oi J..Lr iieibort hi. .Uaviee, M-A-, of a daughter. EVAMS.—Aovenitoeir 14th, at oa, V\xiglut-street, Lgremcmt, the wife o- Mr David' i-vane, of a. L-oll. OWR.V—November 16th, tihe wife ot Mr J. R- Owen, Haulfryn, Denbigh 0.. a eon. WILLIAMS.—November 14ui, at 4, Gwynfryn, Llangoken, the wiie of Mr R. T. Williams, Maneouran, Egypt, IX a daughter- MARRIAGES. EVANS—HOPSON.—November 18th. at Bangor Catnedral, by the Rev. W. D. Roberts (vicar), Ricnard Frederick Evans, City Cash Stores, Gartii-road, Banger, to Ethel Frances S. Hopson, 104, Orme-road Bangor. GERRAHD-OWEN.-November 12th, at Ban- gor Cathedral, by tho Rev. W. D. Roberts (vicar), Frank Gerrard, butcher, High-street, Kelvedon (Essex), to Mary Owen, 14, James- street, Bangor, daughter of Mr David Owen. HUGHtiV-JONES.—Ncvombeir 1.6th, at Capel Martv.r, Denbigh, by tie Revs- Evan Jones, Denbigh, and Isaac Jones, Nantglyn, Mr Tudor Hughes, second &on of Mr and Mrs Cadiwaladr Hughes, Glasmor, Nantglyn, to Miss Catherine Annie Jones, eldest daugh- ter of Mr and Mrs Isaac Jones, Cader, Nantglyn, JONES—WILLIAMS.—November 16th, at the Parieih Church, Dolbenanaeni, by the Rev. D. Codlwyn Morgan, rector, Mr David Ellis Jones, Tyudwr, Garn Doftbenmaen, to Miss Kate Williams., YstuonicegJd', Luanlitiaiiigel- y-Penina-nt. OWEN--WILLIAMS.-On the 16th November, at Liscard-road Welsh Methodist Chapel. Sea- combe, by the Rev. Lodwig Lewis, Rice Owen, of Badoryn Bach. Abergele, to Mary (Pollio), eldest daughter of the late Wm. Williams, Pentre Mawr Farm. Abergele. ROBERTS—^WILLIAMS.—iNovermber IMob, at Grces Chapel, HeililaD, by the Rev. R. Williams*. Tantyfronu Mr Robert Roberts, Garwed Fynydd, Llanecydd, to Mice Mary Williams, Fronlelen, Henllan- DEATHS. DAVIES.—On Saturday, November 16th, at Rose Hill, Rhosybol, Anglesey, the residence of her daughter, Miss Davies, Mrs Davies, late of Blue Peris. Llanberis, and widow of the late Mr John Davies, for many years chief clerk and working manager at the Llanberis Quar- ries, in her 77th year. DA VIES.-Novc-mber 14th, Miss Daviets, Bryn Heuilc#, Qymvyd, aged 78 yeare. INCE.November 14th, at 2, Whittier-street, Liverpool, aged 47 years, Maria Frances, eldest daughter of ttio late God'rev Good- man Inpe, of Ruthin, Nextli Wales- IN MEMORIAM. In loving memory of Daisy, the beslovod elder daugiiter of A. and M. Wilson, who passed away November 23rd, 1906, at Colwyn Bay. Sadly missed by ali who loved her.
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I" Hunting Appointments. THE ANGLESEY HARRIERS WILL MEET Saturday, November 23rd Black Home Each Day at 11.45 a.m. THE FLINT AND DENBIGH HOUNDS Will meet Saturday, November 23rd Bodelwyddajfc at 11.0- SIR W. W WYNN'S HOUNDS \v ill meet Saturday November 23rd P-r,itrhall At 10.40.
RHYL AMATEURS. Mr Edward Hughes, bon. secretary of the Rhyl Amateurs Football Club, writes:—"In your last week's issue I noticed a statement to the effect- that the Rhyl Amateurs lost to Epwcrth College. This is not bo, as up to the present tue Rhyl Amateurs have not met EpwOirth College. It was a team represent- ing the banks in this distract that loei to Ep- worth College-
WEDNESDAY FOOTBALL LEAGUE. COLWYN BAY v. LLANDUDNO CELTS. VICTORY FOR THE BAYITES. Up to date the Bayites had not apicai-ed, be- fore their own supporters in the Wednesday I-idague, &o that the visit 0: the Llandudno Celts yesterday was eagerly looked forward to. TIB ground was in a very eiippery state ow- ing to the heavy rain. vPho players lined up under R&feree A. Slater, LlitndHjdno, as fol* lows: — Colwyn Bay: P. WiUiame, goal; R- C. Mor- ris "Marilow, backs; J. Jolmson, T. Ellis, J. Robert^ halves; T. Richardson, W. Jones, C. Adaingon, H. Hughes (capt.). O. T. Jones, forwards. Llandudno Celts: St.a Hard, goal; T. J. Brookes and J. Lunt, backs; Wynne, Ike Ma>r&.i, J. Hajgreaves, halves: J. Owen, W. Smith,, W. Liuit, H. Owenl, W. D Williams, forwards.. The Bayitea won the topis, and elected to kick up hill. Llandudno quickly got to work on the left. The home d<efenco were wide awake, and capably coped with e-very call niade upon them- ITIhe visitors enjoyed the major portion ctf tiie piclv during tli«o wliol^ of the first liialr* and it was only the sterling defence of the homesters that saved tliein from defeat. W. D. Williams was a source of great- trouble on the kft. and initiated SJeyoraI fine movements, but none of these were turned to good acoount. Sciemtifio play wap out of che question, the pJayers having great: difficulty in keeping their •teet- ,Tlie interval arrived with a clean sheet. Restarting, th« homesters quickly pressed, but all to no purpose. The play in this half was a repetition of that during the first portion and needs no detailing. Tho manner in which the players floundered about evoked roans of laughter" About five minutes from the eali of time, the homesters were granted a penalty. This was entrusted to Marlow, who shot hard and' fast, but StaUard broug— oii. a nuraouioua pa\'» Atariow, however, met the c-ioarano^ and placed it safely in the net. Tune arrived with the ecore:—Colwyn Bay i, Llaodudno Q.
cable and cordial. Two Hacks don't mat. 9 "hit,2 tut it is somewhat fignificant that ibo rd* « mm?ndaticn as to the laying of the cable* are the same as wert> adopted by the Llandudno Council", and what is good enough for thorn should be good enough for Colwyn Bay. We can imagine we hear indignant cries of No, no, yet the Llandudno officials are every whit as keen as those at Colwyn Bay (this with the great- est respect to the latter gentlemen), and under the circums ances there was a. good deal of rho "storm in a teacup" order about the discussion. There was a considerable amount of common- sense in tne argument used by Mr George 13evan relative to the methods of advertising for a gc.n- eral foreman. The discussion arose on the Highway Committee's recommendation that Win. Jones should be appointed. In the end the committee's recommendation was adopted by a. verry narrow majority. It seems that the ad-- vert.isement according to Mr Bevan, had merely appeared in a local Colwyn Bay paper (it was" not the "Pioneer"), and consequently there were very few applicants to select from. We do not for a moment suggest that the Council have not appointed the best man available, but it is always preferablo that such appointments should be unanimous, a.nd it was quite evident a section of the Council were of opinion that a better se- lection of candidates might have been available bad the post been better advertised.