RHYL AMPHITHEATRE. LICENCE FOR MUS!C AND DANCING GRANTED. On Tuesday a special sitting of the Rhyl magis- trates was held for the purpose of considering an application by Mr S. Warhurst for a music and danc- ing licence for the new amphitheatre. Dr A. Eyton Lloyd presided, and there were also present Mr W. Elwy Wiliiame, Dr Moreton Prichard, Mr R. M. Hugh Jones, Mr Jacob Jones, Mr Thos. Jones, Mr Hazle- Imrbt, Mr John Williams, and Mr Thos. Hughes. Mr Joseph Lloyd, for Mr Warhurt, said that the facts were well known to the Bench, and he did not think it was necessary to go into the history of matter. He would point out that under the Act f.'f Parliament which gave the magistrates absolute power to grant or refuse such a licence the points to be considered were as to the character of the applicant, the suitability of the building from a public and orderly point of view, and the means of egress. lie pointed out that the Bench had nothing to do with the beauty or ugliness of the building, and he asked the magistrates, even though they were pos- sessed of the powers of a giant, not to use them as nuch. There seemed to be an impression abroad that Mr Warhurst was defying the authorities, and that wsvs not so. jir Warhurst was anxious to erect the permanent building as soon aS he could get the necessarv capital, and from the point of view of his own' pocket, he was anxious to get the whole thing completed, and he hoped to be able to do so shortly. The Office ot Woods n'id Forests had krivcn him permission to erect in front of the amphi- theatre a temporary building which would greatly add to the appearance of the placg, and he (Mr Lloyd) ailked for the licence'. Mr Warhurst had appeared before the Council, and he had had his plans passed, giving an undertaking that by the end (,f October lie would pull down the temporary fivntage, and if he did not carry out more permanent works then the Bench would be in the same posi- tion as to the refusing the licence next year as they were to-day. They would be masters of the situa- tion. Mr J. H. Ellis said the Council wished to help Mr Warhurst and tliev had agreed to pass the plans sub- ject. to the removal of the frontage at the end of ^Tli^Town Clerk confirmed this, and said that the Council and Mr Warhurst were now working well to- gether. After considering the plans and making certain suggestions as to the sanitary arrangements the Bench decided to grant the licence until July 14th Ulie ordinary court day), upon the understanding that the licence diu not operate until the work is com- pleted. and that the frontage comes down at the end of October.
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= FLINTSHIRE ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL UNION. QUARTERLY MEETING AT FFYNNONGROEW The quarterly meeting of tTiis union was held at Ftynn ongroew, on Monday, and was well attended by delegates from all parts of the county. The Executive Committee met at 2 p.m., and the delegates in eon- i(Ttiice at 2.30 p.m. The chairman for the year (the Itcv. J. E. Evans, of Holywell), presided. Mr P. Montvn Williams, of Rliyl, having opened the pro- ceedings with prnj-er, the secretary (Mr E. A. Sains- burv. of Holywell), read the minutes of the previous meeting and'a letter from Mr .Jinic?, of Bucliley, ex- plaining his inability to attend. Tlíe Chairman in his remarks referred to tlieao tivity of the London Missionary Society and the quickening interest which the visit of their sentative, Mr Rutherford had had among their young P'Hiplo, and he thought it.an opportune time of in- troducing some scheme, which would keep up their interest. Mr Petrie and others spoke in 'glowing terms of the "Orient" in London. Mr A. Whiteford, of Ffynnongroew, proposed that there should be a more free interchange of pulpits that the fourlai-ge churches, viz.: Rhyl, Sliotton, Buckley and Holywell should allow their pastors to vwit the seven smaller churches at Dyserth, Ffvnnon- grocw, Flint, Bagillt, Mostyn, Nurthop, and Green- field. He felt confhlellt tbat such a system of visita tion would considerably help the smaller churches, both spiritually and materially. At present these churches were struggling for existence, and received no helping hand from their more fortunate brethren. The proposition was favourably received by the de- legates present, but they could not pledge that their respective churches would adopt the schemes. Mr P. Mostyn Williams said the church at Rhyl w; already assisting the smaller churches by supply- ing them with witable and efficient supplies. Mr Gilbert Smith, of Meliden, and Mr T. Hugo Jones, of Mansfield College, received a very hearty welcome as new'comers by the delegates of the con- ference. •SECULAR AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION. The usual paper read before the conference was entrusted to the Rev T. 1. James, the new minister at Shotton, who chose for his subject "Secular and religious education." Mr James, at the outset, said his paper was intended to be of a suggestive char- acter and he had made no attempt to carry out these suggestions to their logical conclusions. Mr James dealt. with his subject on the broad lines of Empire and contended that no education was or could be complete which did not aim at building up a flue moral character as well as an intellectual scholar. He believed in training the heart in the principles (of love, rectitude and obedience. He believed in dis- cipline, but let law and love go hand in hand. Any training to be effective must touch every part of oner's nature. The scholar must be taught to think, and then to reason, to appreciate all that is beauti- ful in nature and artthat his thoughts and ideals may be noble, and his aspirations lofty. And to complete the training of the whole man let him be taught the appreciation of the ascetic. Let his heart., and mind open and imbibe the wonders of creation, with its illimitable air spaces, and vast proportions; that he may be filled, with the power and conception of the poet, and so enjoy the works of Dante, Goethe, and other master minds. Mr James advocated a broad education without any sectarianism in it. He maintained that the Bible nhould be read in every school, but he condemned the teaching of, any creed or catechism. For a man to be a force in civilisation he must of necessity be religious, for all true knowledge and God, are in- neparable. The speaker asserted that the fine arts of the Greeks, the heroism of the Romans, and the holi- ness of the Hebrews were all founded on the aspira- tions among the leaders after a highly moral and re- lurious life, which is the only way by which we can Tiope to reach the higher place of edition to-day. He was strongly of opinion that the teaching of ie New Testament in the schools was by far the best teaching for any nation. An animated" discussion followed, in which the Chairman, Mr Whiteford, Mr Petrie, Mr T. Hugo Jones, and Mr T. H. Roberts took part, to whidi Mr Ja-mes replied. Mr P. Mostyn Williams, Rhyl, asked the conference to pass a vote of condolence with the Kev. Ben Wil- Jiam. of l'resiatyn, who had just lost his father. Tills was seconded by the Rev J. Lewis, and passed in silence. Mr Lewis was asked to continue his pastoral over- eight of the church of Bagillt. An invitation to Holywell was extended to the Union by Mr Sainsbury. the secretary. It was sug- gested that the annual" meeting of the Union should be a joint one with the Denbighshire Union, and negotiations will be opened to try to bring this about. The delegates were generously entertained to tea lev the treasurer, Mr A. Whiteford. On the proposition of the president, the Rev J. E. Evans, seconded by Mr Ezra Johnson, a hearty vote of thanks was given to Mr and Miss Whiteford, and t,he other ladies belonging to the church for their lindness. mm—
While the Duke of Westminster's yacht "Grinnaig" was off Bembridge, Isle of Wight, on Monday, the chief mate, Thomas Mayes, be came entangled in machinery and was fatally injured. A great smoker gave up the weed, and he eeemed deeply depressed. Here is the. other end of the story. "So your husband has given up smoking? It requires a pretty strong will to accomplish that." The Wife: "INell, I'd have you understand that I have a strong will." The Duke of Connaugtht, accompanied by the Duchess and Princess Patricia, opened at Chel- sea Hospital on Tuesday a feto and bazaar in aid of t-h-o fund for Crimean and Mutiny veter- ans. It may not be generally known that when a person falls into the water a common felt hat way be made use of as a life preserver, and by placing the. hat upon the water, brim down, witih the arm round it pressing it slightly to the breast, it will bear a man up for hours. A man is precisely his weakest when he turns out of bed in the morning. The muscular force is greatly increased by breakfast, but it attains to its highest point after the midday meal. It then sinks for a few hours, and rises again to- wards evening. t
LLANDUDNO AMUSEMENTS Pierhead, at 11 a. in. Grand orchestral concert. Pier Pavilion, at 7.45: Grand evening concert. Pier Company's Grand Orchestra. Vocalists, Madame Edna Thornton and Mr Anderson Nicol. Happy Valley, at 3 p.m.: W. J. Churchill's famous minstrels. Grand Theatre, at 8: Mr Lionel Brough, Mr Tom Craven and London company in a Triple Bill. Prince's Theatre, at 8: "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Pierhead, at 3 and 8: Adder and Sutton's Pierrots, including Mr Tom Stewart and Mr A. R. Suttcliffe. Hippodrome, at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7.30 p.m.: Roller skating wfrnival, military band, etc. Pier Theatre gf Varieties, at 3 and 8: The American Bioscope. Egyptian Hall, at 3 and 8: The Happy White Coons. Rock Castle, at 3 and 8: The Scarlet Merrions. For next week's attractions see our advertise- ment columns. THE PIER CONCERTS. During the past week the Pier concerts have been exceedingly well patronised. The orchestral concerts in the new pavilion attract large crowds each morning, and again in the evenings the spacious pavilion has been well filled with large and appreciative audiences, who demonstrated their appreciation of the high-class programmes provided by Mr Arthur Payne and his efficient orchestra in no uncertain manner. The orchestra has now been augmented to 30 performers, and during the week their selections included classical, patriotic and popular music, such as Tskehaiowsky's overture, Sollenelle "1812," which was given by special request; Mas- cagni's popular selection, "Cavalleria Rustic-ana overture, "Carnaval" (Glazouff); Verdi's "Rigo- lette;" Wagner's grand fantasia on the sacred music drama, "Parsifal;" Sullivan's overture, "Di Bailo;" Cowen's Suite of Old English Dances; German's Suite of Dances from "Henry VIII. Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance;" selections from "The Shop Girl," "The Little Minister," "The Pirates of Penzance," etc. Two compositions were given for the first time in Llandudno, namely a grand fantasia "Die Walkure," by Wagner, and n symphonic poem, "From Bohemia's Fields and Meadows," by Smetana, both of which were well received. The patrons of these concerts were treated to some excellent instrumental soios during the week. Mr Arthur Payne, by special request, gave a couple of delightfully played violin solos entitled" Berceuse" and "Cavatina." Mr George Atkinson, the popular pianist, gave one of his favourite concertos with the orchestra. Mr Harold Jarvis treated the audience to a harp solo on the popular air "The harp that once." Mr H. A. Dunn greatly pleased his audience with a xylophone solo, "Chrysanthemum," and Mr F. C. Hatton contributed a piccolo solo, in which he scored heavily. At the sixth special concert, on Saturday even- ing, Miss Cecile Brani was the principal vocalist. She possesses a brilliant soprano voice, and was heard to great advantage. Her first item was a recit. and aria "Giunse alfin il momento" (Mozart), with which she at once captivated her audience, and was compelled to respond to a retermined encore. In her second number, Tosti's beautiful "Spring," Miss Brani was equally successful. The other vocalist was Miss Phyllis Lett, a pro- mising young contralto, who made a very favour- able impression with Goring Thomas' "My Heart is Weary" and an old Wessex love song entitled "My Dear Soul, both items being- deservedly encored. Miss Phyllis Lett was also the vocalist on Sunday and Monday evenings, when her items included "Ombra mai fw" (Ilondcl), "I heard the voice of Jesus say" (Steane), "Che Faro" (Gluck), and Lemon's ever popular "My A in Folk." For the remainder of the week the vocalist was that favourite Welsh soprano, Miss Edith Evans. Miss Evans possesses a soprano voice of splendid tone, range and power, and her sing- ing displays careful training and cultivation. She is a double prize winner of the National Eis- teddfod, and has recently made rapid strides in her profession. Her first song on Tuesday even- ing was Weber's "Ocean, thou mighty monster," in which she displayed fine dramatic fervour, and completely captivated her audience. She was equally successful in her other items throughout the week. For the seventh grand special concert on Sat- urday evening, Madame Edna Thornton and Mr Anderson Nicol are announced to appear. THE GRAND THEATRE. At the Grand! Theatre, Mr Lionel Brough and Mr Tom Craven and company are ap- pearing in a triple bill including "The lady in Red." "The Yarn Spinner," and "Whitty Micklo." In the "Yarn Spinner," Mr Brough appears to great advantage as a broken-down actor-manager, who worries his landlady with his continual yarns on various topics much to the amusement of the audienco. The attraction at this theatre next week will be the well-known musical comedy "The Flower Girl." THE PRINCE'S THEATRE. During this week, the boards of the Prinoe's Theatre have been occupied by Mr Charles Har- ington's combination, who are appearing to great advantage in Mrs Becc-her Stow's "Uncle Tom's Cabin." The caste includes a number of talented artistes. Uncle Tom is represented by Mr J. Carr, and the role of Eliza Harris, who plays so important a part in the well-known story, is well sustained by Hero Hathaway. Tho parts of slaves, etc., are played by negroes and freed slaves, and the play is produced in a very up-to-date and r-ealistic manner, attracting good audiences to the favourite houso of amusement. THE HIPPODROME. Roller skating at the Hippodrome continues in popularity. Large numbers of fair skaters and their knights are to be daily seen whirling around to the sweet strains of the splendid mili- tary band. Mr Crawford, the enterprising gene- ral manager, is arranging a unique attraction at the rink for Frtday evening in the form of a Grand May-Pole Skating Carnival. To Mr Crawford belongs the credit of having been the first to present to the public of this country a. May-pole festival on rollers. It is with the object of furnishing the people of Llandudno and tho North Wales district generally with the opportunity of participating in the delights of this picturesque revel, that the May-pole Skat- ipg Carnival has been arranged. There are no specilio stipulations concerning the attire to be worn by either ladies or gentlemen, such as were in vogue in connection with the masked and fancy dress carnival. Lofty and hand- somely-equipped May-poles will be erected on the rink with a plethora of multi-coloured rib- bons. A goodly company of the more accom- plished skaters who regularly patronise the rink, throwing themselves with whole-hearted enthusiasm into the spirit of the occasion have volunteered, whilst on skates, to dance and to plait the ribbons. The milit.ary band of the rink, under the oonductorship of Mr E. Mur- ray, will contribute selections of old English musio during the Mav-pole ceremony. THE HAPPY VALLEY MLNftiRELS. In the Happy Valley, Mr W. J. Churchill's famous minstrels are still continuing to attract lairge audiences. nie programmes are brimful of humour, comic patter, and songs serving as a relief to the more sentimental iteme. Such favourite artistes as those included in Mr Churchill's company cannot fail to provide a pleasant hour, and the popular young comed- ian, Master Randolph Churchill, bids fair to follow in the footsteps of his father "The ori- ginal Uncle Willie." THE SEA TRIPS. The aea tripa of the Liverpool and North Wales Steamship Company continue to attract enormous crowds. On Saturday, all the boats were well patronised, and the delightful wea- ther made the trips most. enjoyable. The "St. El vies" made a morning trip to. Liverpool from the Menai Straits, returning in the afternoon. The favourite steamer "La Marguerite," made one trip from Liverpool, and alter landing a considerable number of passengers at Llandud- no, proceeded down the Straits, returning to Liverpool in the afternoon. The "St. Tudno" brought a special party from Liverpool down the Straits, and back to Liverpool. On Sunday, a large number took advantage of the delight- ful trip round the beautiful Isle of Anglesey on board the "St. Tudno." Tho "St. Elvies" this week made two trips to Douglas on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and carried full complements of passengers. The "St. Tudno" repeated her Sunday trip on Wed- nesday round Anglesey. The steamer proceeded towards South Stack, Holyhead, after leaving Llandudno, and returned through the Menai Straits. The "La Marguerite" continue her regular dlaily sailings between Liverpool and Llandudno, and has been extremely well patronised.
PEN MAE N MAWR URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. IMPROVED POSTAL FACILITIES. PROMENADE ENTERTAINMENTS. The monthly meeiing of the Penmaonmawr Urban District Council was held on Tuesday, Mr W. D. Jones (chairman) presiding. The other members pre- sent w- -re: Dr J. R. Wiliiame, Dr. JI. Jenkins, Messrs K. D. Owen, R. D. Jones. P. II. McCIement, J. S, Cuverley, Samuel Williams, D. Gordon Jones, Thomas Roberts, together with the Clerk (Mr T. E. Parry), the Deputy Clerk (Mr J. W. r M\ the Surveyor (Mr R. Joun Hughes), and the Collector tMi, John Owen). VITAL STATISTICS. It was reported that durin" the past month there had been 12 births and one death. POSTAL FACILITIES. The following fetter was read from the authorities of the Genera) Post Office, Luiidon: — With reference to the interview which a repre- sentative of the Department recently had with a com- mittee of the Penmaenm-iwr Urban District Council, I am directed by the Postmaster-General to inform you that he has now sanctioned arrangements for affording a late evening despatch from Penmaonmawr throughout the year, and a morning delivery of par. cels in the Capelulo district. As regards the hour of closing the Penmaenmawr Post Office, the Postmaster- General would point out that offices of the ize and larger than that of Penmaenmawr are ordinarily closed at 8 p.m. The Post Office of Conway, for instance, is cilosed at bha,t hour. The decision to bring the Penmaenmawr office into line with others in this res- pect is in accordance with the recognised practice. To keep the post office open beyond 8 p.m. would involve a great (leaf of overtime, which should be avoided when possible. As regards the question of making the office a head office, for administrative reasons it is not expedient to have small head offices. Many places in the country with mu,i larger popula- tions than Penmaenmawr are subrOjfices. The Post- master-General dc<ires to further point out that the change in status in the office would bring no postal advantage whatever to the public of Penmaenmawr, while administratively it would be disadvantageous. Any questions of improvements in the existing service would be, and are considered on their merits and quite irrespective of whether the office be a head office or not. The Postmaster Genera) understands that a question wis also raised at the interview of affording a Sunday evening collection of letters in the Capelulo district. I am directed to inform you that with the view of restricting Sunday labour as far as possible, it i not customary to afford Sunday evening collections in such cases, but if a formal ap- plication is made by the Council, the matter shall receive further consideration." Mr McCIement proposed that a vote of thanks be accorded to Mr Allanson Fieton and Mr Wm. Jones, M.P., for their services in the matter. Dr Williams seconded the proposition, which was carried unanimously. SUNDAY TELEGRAMS. Mr McCIement suggested that a joint comniittce of members of the Llandudno, Colwyn Bay, Conway, and Penmaenmawr Councils should be appointed to consider the telegraph service on Sundays. He thought it might be possible to have the Llandudno office open to receive telegrams :),)1 day on Sundays, and arrangements could be made for despatching the messages from the other towns named by telephone to the Llandudno office, where they would be tele- graphed to their respective addresses. The pnstal authorities, he thought, would be more likely to listen to a joint representation oil the subject. Dr Williams: That means one office to represent the whole area. Mr McCIement Quite 80. It was decided to refer the matter to the ToEtal Facilities Committee for consideration. APPLICATION FROM A FESTINlOG CHOIR. An application was received from a Blaenva Festi- niog choir for permission to sing on the promenade on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer months. The letter stated that the choir was a portion of the famous Moolwyn Prize Ohoir, and as the quarrymen could only work four days a week at the Festiniog Quarries they proposed giving concerts to visitors on the other two days. Dr Williams remarked that the Council had already made llieir arrangements for the present season's cli- tertainments. Mr McCIement thought it would be advisable to allow the choir to come to Pemnaenmawr. Dr Williams said he was in full sympathy with the quarrymen, but was afraid that if the choir was allowed to come it would interfere with the arrangements that had already herij made. Mr R. D. Owen said lie did nut think there was anything in the arrangements made to keep the dour out. The Council had not granted the sole right of the promenade to anyone. Upon the proposition of Mr McCIement, it was de- cided to refer the matter to the Entertainments Com- mittee, with power to act in the matter. NEW BUILDINGS. rians for the erection of a house for Mr L. W. Carder at Groer.tfordd Isa, were approved^ subject to compliance with the district building bye-laws. Certificates oi TlabitStion were grunted to Mr Ed- ward jones, Br;. n-\ -Maeh, for two houses in Celyn Street, and to Mrs Parry for a house on Esplanade Road West. PROMENADE ENTERTAINMENTS. It was resolved to enter into an agreement with Mr Carter D'AIton, Llandudno, to supply a concert party for the season, and also with the Penmaenmawr Silver Band, for performances two nights each week for a period of ten weeks. It wits also decided to erccl a stand on the pro- men rule for the use of the concert party and the band. mmmm
DR. W. WILLIAMS' APPOINT- MENT. A NOTABLE CAREER. Dr. W. W illiams, of Swansea, who ha.s been appointed by the Board of Education to occupy the important newly-creatcd appointment ot inspector of technical instruction throughout North Wales, besides that of inspector of ele- mentary education in three counties of North Wales, on Monday relinquished amid unanimous testimonies of regret the position he has so well filled for three years of director of educa- tion under the Swansea Education Authority. The Board of Education (says the "South Wales Daily News") is to bp, congratulated on the selection of Dr. W. Williams, of Swansea, for the position of inspector in North Wales. The doctor relinquished yesterday (Monday) the position of Director of Education of Swansea to undertake bis new duties, which are the occupa- tion of inspector of technical instruction through- out North Wales and the elementary inspecto- rate of three of the North Y> ales counties. In doing so he had the unique distinction of hav- ing the highest testimony it is possible to pay any public official. All tho members present at the ordinary meeting of the Swansea Education Committee vied with one another in bearing test imony to his many high qualities; his abili- ty, his painstaking devotion to duty,and his initia- tion of new schemes in elementary and second- ary education, which make S-ansea a pioneer educational centre, his strict impartiality. Lab- OUT leaders joined with other sections in sound- ing his praises, and sectarians united with un- sectarians in extolling his impartiality. Dr. Wil- liams is, indeed, a mode! of what an inspector should be. He- won at Swansea the confidence of the Authority and, of the teachers, and may be depended on doing the same in his new sphere. He has had the advantage of experi- ence in every grade- of education. He com- menoed his career as a pupil teacher, eventually reaching the position of elementary schoolmas- ter, having a teaching experience extending over 20 years that covered practically every grade of public educational work. He was edu- oated at. the University College of North Wales (where he won an open scholarship, and after- wards obtained the teacliiiiir scholarship in mathematics), the Royal College of Science, London, and the Impcrial College of Science and Technology (wheie ho for some years held a post on the staft). lie holds the degree of Doctor of Science, London, and is matriculation and public school examiner in physics at the same University, and is author of several papers on physics and mathematics. In addition to his experience as elementary .schoolmaster, he has had experience of the work in higher grade, grammar, and intermediate schools, technical institutions, and colleges of University rank. For three years he has held the position of Director of Education for Svvansea, where, in addition to his ordinary administrative and in- spectorial work, he has had to do with import- ant schemes of re-organisations in connection with elementary and secondary education, the training of teachers, and training college pro- vision.
The King has consented to receive, on July 27th, a deputation of members of the Inter- national Peace Congress, which meets in London during the last week of the present month. The object of the deputation will be to present an address to his Majesty. The Women's Liberal Federation have arranged for an autumn campaign with a view to convin- cing. Mr Asquith that women desire the rote.
A FATAL FALL AT A LLAN- DUDNO HOTEL. THE INQUEST. At the Llandudno Cottage Hospital on Wed- nesday afternoon, Mr J. Pentir Williams. Cor- oner for North Carnarvonshire, held an inquest touching the death of George- Vizard, of 11, Lenn-terrace, East, Leamington, who died at the hospital the previous day as the result of an accident he met with at the Stanley Hotel, Llandudno, on Monday. Mr John Roberts, Brynoeiyn, was elected foreman of the jury. Mr St. John Heigt said he had known the deceased for over 11 years, and worked with him at Bradshaw's, Leamington. He identified the body as that of George Vizard, a labourer, 54 years of age. On Monday, he came with the deoeasedi, and others on a trip to Llandudno. They went on tho steamer down the Menai Straits in the afternoon, and returned about 5.50 p.m., when they went to tlie Stanley Hotel, lie was informed by a companion that Vizard had fallen down the cellar, where lie was found at the foot of the stairs lying on tiie ccnciete floor. Benjamin Whitford Edwards, a barman em- ployed at the Stanley Hotel, stated that he saw the deceased and his companions coming into the bar on Monday, about 6.20 p.m. Shortly afterwards he heard a fall, and going into the cellar he iheard the deceased breathing heavily at the bottom of the stairs. Someone shouted that the man was dead. He (witness) rushed off for a doctor. In reply to the Coroner, witness said that when the men ca.me in at the time of the acci- dent they were all sober. The Foreman: Was tihere any sen file at all between the men? Witn ess: No, none whatever. 1 hev all seem- ed to be enjoying themselves. John Roba.ts, iicencce of the Stanley Hotel, stated that the cellar door was always kept closed on account of the draught, and there ¡ Avas always a light in the passage. Dr. Nicol said tihat he was called to see the deceased at the Staniey Hotel between iix and seven o clock, when he found the man propped up on a chair at the bottom of the stairs. He was unconscious and breathing heavily. lie had two scalp Avoiuids on t.he back of the head, the one on tihe left side being the largest, but he did not bleed much. He ordered him to be taken to the hospital, where ho was f und to l.>o in a very critical condition, suiTering from a fractured skull and other injuries. He died about 3.30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon lie was of opinion that the unfortunate man was per- fectly sober. Deceased never i ^gained conscious- ness, and in the doctor's opinion the cause ot death was a pure accident. The Ct-Tojie. liai-ing rei-iewed the evidence, said that no one appeared to have seen the ac- cident ta.ke place. There was no reason to sus- pect that the deceased was not sober. To ail appearance the deceased had mistook the door VIM c<3^ar f°r the door of tlie lavatory. VYhetiher tho door was open at the time of the accident or not there Avas no evidence to show. It seemed to him to be a dangerous place, and he would recommend the proprietor to have the door kept under lock and key. The cause of death appeared to ba quite clear. J l--o Jury retli rned a verdict of "Accidental Death, and there AVAS a feeling among the jurymen phat the door should be k^pt locked in future.
ALLEGED FALSE PRETENCES AT LLANDUDNO. I CHARGE AGAINST A YOUNG MAN. At Llandudno Police Court on Wednesday, before Dr. Dalfon and Mr J, 0. young man of respectable appearance Avas charged witih obtaining board and lodgings under false pretences. At the IJfüvÍous hearing last week, when the defendant was formally rc manded, he gave the name of Allen Joseph Chandos, but dec lined to give any fu'Slier in- formation as to his career. Supt. Roes said that the accused was charged in tihp first instance with obtaining board and lodgings to the value of £ 2 10s from Mrs Cooler, Llys Arthur, Caroline-street, Llandud- no, but as Mrs Cooper Avas too ill to appear that day that charge Avould not bo proceeded Avith. 1 lie second charge was of obtaining board and lodgintrs to the value of 12s &d from Mrs Eliza- beth Kyflin, Elm Cottage, Bodafon How. Llan- dudno. On June 3rd, the accused called at Mrs KyfTin's house, and said that he had been en- gaged by Mr Chantrey as a motor man, and he went h lodge with Mrs KyHin, but he left without, paying. Elizabeth Kyflin said that accused called at her house on June 3rd, and told her that he had been engaged by Mr Chanfrcn. He asked for board and lodgings, and agreed to pay 18s a week. He said that he was to start with Mr Chantrey on rhe following Monday. On the Monday her husband put. his box ota-side, and he left owing 12s 6d. In reply to Supt. Hees, witness said she would not ikiao taken the man in if he had not said he was going to be employed by Mr Chantrey. CrotS-cxamined by Air R. S. Chamberlain, who appeared for the accused, witness said that ttiie man came to her house on the Thursday, and left on the Monday following. She asked if he would be agreeable to share a room, but. he said he would not like to do so. She then told him that she would speak to her husband, and the following morning the came and took the rooms. Supt. Rees: hen did he saAr lie was engaged hv ?\lr ChantreY? W ifness: He said he was not quite eneaged. By Mr Chamberlain: Did he tell vou "he had failed to get a place at the Imperiaf He.) e) after he had been in your iho-u.se a w hile ?—Yes, on Friday morning. What did you say ?—I said I hoped ho would get work somewhere else. Did you tell him that you yrre anxious to let the room, and that he had better tro aAvaA' —No. I did not. 6 J Did you 1w.rt friendly ?—Yes, we did. Did ho offer to pay you for tAG davs ?—No, he did not. WJlat dteeide^ you to let him the rooms?— Because I thought he was good-looking and re- spectabie and appeared to be a handv man to live in the kitchen. Mi r N- Roberts Cheltenham House. Gloddaefh street, who was slaying with fhe previous wit- ness. said she heard till" ( accused tell Mr KvlJin that, Mr ( hantrey had partly enKaEed him to start jvoi on the following Monday morning. Supt. Lees: J.hat is quite different to my in- structions. J Mr Chamberlain: Then you cannot proceed any further on iliis en-idence Supt. Rees: No. Mr Chamberlain informed the Bencih that, he had been instructed to defend the aecuscd bv ;0,nrc' t,ho ch'™'»>"n of the Flintshire ounty Council, in whose employ the man had been and Mr Somers was prepared to send him trouble a eot clear of the present The accused was then discharged. Supt. Rees: He will now be re-arrested for the Scarborough Police.
FESTINIOG COUNTY COURT LOCAL ACTIONS. The above court was held on Wednesday, be- fore his Honour Judge William Eyans. THE HIRE OF A WAGGON Evan Thomas Hughes, corn merchant Ruthin was sued by Richard Evans, farmer, Trawsfvn- ydd, in respect of the hire of a lurrv The Defendant submitted that the charge was too high, and stated that he had paid £ b into court. Judgment was given for 97 10s A COMPENSATION CASE Mr J. Jones Morris, on behalf of Mrs Owen, widow of the late Thomas Salisbury Owen. who recent } met with a fatal acoident at Voitv and Bowydd Quarry, asked that a sum of oonev be paid out uf the amount of compensation that would be allowed her for the loss of her husband The amount that would be allowed would be ±,23J. Mr Jones Morns suggested that *16 be allowed Mrs Owen towards funeral rxpmses and for her maintenance until she received the full amount. llis Honour granted the application, AND H1S CUSTOMER. „V. Jolln Roberts, draper,Llanllyfni, sued Owen VI imams, late Penrhydllwvd, for the recovery of ;c I 19s 5d. Mr R. 0. Davies was fer the de- fendant. Mrs Williams denied having received smie of the goods mentioned in the claim. She admitted JB1 2s 2d, but stated that she had not rec >i ed goods to the value of 17s 3d. She alleged that the plaintiff had included in the claim two similar items. One item was admitted. Plaintiff said that though the two items vc re equal in amount, the goods veere supplied on different dates. His Honour read the account, and said the statement was plain enough. Mr Davies: Defendant found out that she had been paying in the account for things twice over. His Honour said he could not see anything wrong in the book, unless goods returned had not been eintered. After further argument, his Honour allowed 58 9d, and gave judgment for the balance.
THE BORDER COUNTIES N.W. OTTER HOUND". Saturday, July 11th Llanvmynech Station. At 9. Monday, July 13th Pont Syeharfh. near Cyfronydd Station, W. and L. Eailw iy. At 10. Wednesday, July l,tit At .I. (1,3.0, Llajibrvn uair. At 10.30.
Lingfield Park July 10 Haydoek Park July 10 Newmarket July 14 Sandown Park July 17 Leicester July 20 LiA'erpool July 22 Windsor July 2,'J Hurst l'ark July 25 Goodwood July 25
a.m. p.m. Thursday. July 9th 3 6o o 15 Friday. July 10th 8 56 8 14 Saturday, July 11th 3 57 6 13 Sunday, July 12th 3 5S 8 12 Monday, July 13tii 3 59 8 II Tuesdtv, Julv 14th 4 1 8 11 Wednesday, July lSUI 4 2 8 10
COLWYN BAY. Morn. Even. Tune Height Time Height. f)tb Thursday ti 43 13 2 7 14 13 1 10th Friday 7 44 14 1 8 9 14 1 11th Saturday 8 35 14 11 9 0 15 9 12th Sunday 9 24 1G 4 9 50 17 4 13th Mundav 10 15 17 0 10 40 IS 7 14th Tuesday 11 5 17 11 11 32 19 7 ].jth Wednesday 11 58 18 8 — —
L LAN Pf I 'Pn- Morn. Even. Time Height Time Height, 9th Thursday 6 4.3 13 2 7 14 13 1 10th Friday 7 44 14 1 89 14 1 11 t.ii Saturday 8 35 14 11 9 0 15 9 12th Sunday" 9 24 16 4 9 50 17 4 13th Monday 10 15 17 0 10 40 IS 7 14t.h Tuesday 11 5 17 11 11 32 19 7 15th Wednesday 31 58 18 8
RHYL. Morn. E P-n. Time Height Time Height. 9th 643 13 2 7 16 1:1 1 10th Fridav 746 14 1 8 11 14 1 11th Saturday 837 14 11 92 15 9 12th Sunday y. 9 26 16 4 952 17 4 3th Monday 10 17 17 0 10 42 18 7 14t.h Tuesday 11 7 17 11 11 34 19 7 15th 12 0 18 8
CATTLE. LIVERPOOL, Monday.—The supply of cattle was about the sainc as last week. Trade was again slow, and unly in a few exceptional cases was the top quo- tatiun maintained. A decrease of about 2,500 in tlie supply of sheep and lambs. This had a beneficial effect on trade, and though prices were not quotably higher a clearance was effected. Quotations: Beef, 7d to 5d mutton. Sd to 6d lamb 8 £ d to 7^d per lb. At market 555 cattle and 6.641 sheep and J:ur. h, WREXHAM, Monday.There was an exceedingly large supply of stock at the ma.rket to-da.y. Beef was well represented, and tlie best, stock sold re- markably well, making quite 7d per lb. Mutton i-e:di«e<l from 7d to 8d., lamb Sd to 9d, and veal 7d to Wd. made from bs 6(1 to 10s per ccore lba. BIRMINGHAM, Tuesday.—Beasts scarce and trade d^il. Best Herefords 7^d to 7^d shorthorns 6fd to 7fd bulls and cows 5d to (id; calves 7d t-o 8d; wi ther sheep 7H to ewes and rams 5d to id; lambs 9d to !)}:! per lb. Good demand for pigs. Bacon pigs 9s porkets 9s to 95 2d sows tis 4d to 65 601 per score.
o IIA y AND STRAW. MANCHESTER. Monday.-Ilay 4ld to 4Jd, cl. ver old 5d to 5|d. new 4Jd per stone.
WOOL. BRADFORD, Monday.—The tone of the market is firmer, stocks of wool in topmaker's hands being limited, and prices in the country dearer in conse- quence of American buying. Crossbred 4Q's have ad- vanced lOJd and merino 60's to 1? lOfd. Mohair re- mains steady. Alpaca unchanged. In yarns spinners are asking rather more for two-folds. There is still no improvement in the piece trade.
MEAT, BUTTER AND JNGS. BANGOR, Fi-idav.-Fi-esh butter, lid to Is per lb. eggs, 14 to 15 for Is; Irish, Danish, and Canadian butters, Is to Is 2d per lb.; beef, 7d to lid; mutton, 8d to lOd; lamb, lOd to lid; veal, 8d to lid pork, 7d to 9d; ham, 7d to lOd; bacon, 7d to 9d fat pigs, 3d to ojd; new pota- toes, 1d to 2d; carrots, 2d to 3d per bunch; tur- nips, 2d; peas, 2d per lb.; cabbages, Id to 2d each; cauliflowers, 2d to 4d; rhubarb, 51bs. for 3d; lettuce, Id to 2d each; leeks, Id; cucumbers, 3d to 6d; English grapes, 2s 6d per lb.; mellons, Is to 2s 6d each; tomatoes, 8d to lOd per lb.; cherries, '6d to 8d; stramberries, 4d to 8d; goose- berries, 2d to 3d; currants, 6d to 8d apples, 5d; chickens. 4s 6d to 7s per couple; fowls, 2s 3d each; ducklings, 3s 6d; pigeons, Is 6d per brace; salmon, Is 6d to Is 8d per lb.: sahnon trout, Is 6d; soles, Is 8d; turbot, Is 2d; brill, Is 3d; halibut, 9d; lei-roti soles. 9d; plaice, 4d to 6d; whiting, 6d; dabs, 4d: hake, 4d; mack- erel. 3d 10 6d each; skate 4d per lb.; cod, 3d to 6d; lobsters, Is 2d; crabs, 3d to Sd each; white bait, 6d; prawns, Is; shrimps, 5d per pint. LLANGEFNI, Thursday. -Butter, Is per lb.; eggs, 14 for Is; beef, 6d to 8d per lb.; mutton, 7d to 9d per lb.; lamb, lid per lb. veal, 7d to Sd per lb. pork, 6d to 8d per lb. fat pigs, 3Ad per lb. porkets. 10s to 15s each; fowls, Is 9d to 2s each; ducks, 2s 6d to 3s each; oats, 17s to 18s per quarter potatoes, 9s to 10s per sack. HOLYHEAD, Saturday. Fresh butter, lid per lb.; eggs, 12 for Is; foAvls, 4s per coupler ducklings, 6s per couple; new potatoes, 2d per lb.; fat pigs. 3d per lb. pork, 8d to lOd per lb. ham, 9d per lb. bacon, 7d to 8d per lb!; beef' 8d to Is per lb. mutton, 8d to lOd per lb. peas[ 3d per lb. tomatoes, 3d to 9d per lb.; apples] 5d per lb. strawberries, 7d to lOd per lb.; prunes, 6d per lb. cabbages, Id each; and rhubarb, Id a bunch.
Markets and Fairs. THURSDAY, July 9th.—Fairs at Chester. Knighton Llandrillo (w.vl), Llangefni, LlanfvHin (sheep and P'&s). FRIDAY, July 10th.—Fairs at Bala. SATURDAY, July 11th. —Fair at Newcastle Emlyn. MONDAY, July 13th.—Fa;rs at B&schun-h, Craven Arms. Machj ndet.h (sheep), Wellington, Whitchurch and Wrexham. Tl ESDAl, July 14th.- Fairs _at Decbigh (and horses), Llangollen, Llanrhaiadr yn-Mochnant (and wool), and Shrewsbury. WEDNESDAY, July Fairs at Abergele, Den- bigh tpigsi, Oswestry, and Rliayudc-r.
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS AT BETTW SY COED, For the week ending Saturday, Jul}" 4th, 1908. Mean maximum (in F)itfle) 79 7 Mean minimum (in shade) 51.5 Highest in Bhade 85. Lowest in 50. Maximum in the sun 142 Lowest on the grass 49. Bright Ki.f, hre. Me:t,n c-f 14.2 ins. Ob.-en (1 Dr H. W. FOX.
GEORGE HENRY LEE & CO., L TD LIVERPOOL. Half-yearly Clearance Sale MONDAR, the 6th inst., and following days. GREAT REDUCTIONS IN ALL DEPARTMENTS. Ladies will be well repaid by a Visit to this, the SALE OF THE SEASON. DETAILED CATALOGUES SENT ON REQUEST. 20 to 46, Basnett Street, Liverpool. 217SRn TENDERS. ST. ASAPH (DENBIGH) RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. TO CONTRACTORS. THE above Council are prepared to receive Tenders for the Erection of a New Road Steel Girder Bridge over the river Asa, near Coed Farm, in the Parish of Llannefydd, together with the necessary masonry, concrete, road mak- ing, fcncing, and other appurtenant works con- nected therewith. Plans, Sections, and Specification may be seen by appointment at the office of Mr Edward O. Evans, Surveyor, Hafod Elwy, St. Asaph, and copies of quantities obtained. Tenders on the prescribed form to be sent to me the undersigned not later than THURSDAY, the 23rd JULY NEXT, endorsed "Tender for Llannefydd Bridge." The Council do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any Tender. CHARLES GRIMSLEY, St. Asaph, Clerk to the Council. 29tb June, 1908. CHURCH LADS' BRIGADE. CAMP, PRESTATYN, from 1st to 8th AUGUST, 1908. rpENDERS for the SUPPLY, as under, will be received by CAPT. CRAWLEY, YIC- TORIA HOTEL. MANCHESTER, for the fol- lowing PROVISIONS:— Groceries generally. Bread per lb. Beef and Mutton per lb. Potatoes per ton (new). Milk per gallon. Toal per ton. Firewood (old sleepers) per ton. Srraw for Bedding in truss (6 tons). Do. Sale of at close of Camp. Ca.rtage of Camp equipment to and from Camp Ground and Station. The Tender must include the Articles being delivered on the Camping Ground free of any further charge, and Capt. Crawlev does not bind himself to the lowest or any offer. 21767p
Births, Marriages, and Deaths. BIRTHS. HUGHES.—July 3rd. at Segrwvd Ucha, Denbiwh North Wales. to Mr and Mrs A. H. Hughes, a daughter. LORD- On July 3rd, at Penlan, Oolwvr: Bav the wife of Robert E. Lord, M.D., of a son. MARRIAGES. E\ AN.S—BARNBV—On the 8th inst, at Christ Church, Llandudno, Mr Adoniah Evans, manager Metropolitan Bank, fo Miss Edith Grace Barriby' Bracken Lea, bjth of Llandudno. HAMMOND—BECKETT.—On Wednesday Julv l=t at St, John's Wesleyan Church. Colwyn Bay, by'tJie Rev. James Feather, John Hammond, to 4nnie Pedley Beckett, b)tb of Colwvn Bav. At honip: Newc'ead, Culwyn Bay, September' 7th, 8th, aDd 9th. ROWLANDS—THOMAS — On the "fli of July, in the Oalvinistic Methodist a.ppr. at Gerlan, Botliosrta, in the presence or Mr D. Griffith Davies Air I Robert Rowlands and Miss Alice Ellen Thomas, the two from 9, Well Street, Gerlan, Betiiesda. DEATHS. DAVISON.- On June 27th, at Tenburv House. King's Heath, Worcestershire. Edward Daviscn, of hiiigl- Heath and Westmont,. Old Colwyn. Aged 72 vears. DONNE.—July iih. at Llysmenai, Upper Bangor, aged S6 years, the Her James Donne. Funeral service at Moriah Chapel, Llangefni, on Friday. at 1.30 p m EVANS.—July lot. at Brynpilot, Llandegf.ni, Menai Bridge, Owen Evans, lote of Svdnev. N.S.W JONES—On 6th July, at Tanllwvfan isa. Old Colwyn Elizabeth (BessieV relict of the late Robert Jones^ formerly Rector of Llvsfaen. ROBERTS.—On the 29th June, at 441, Carnarvon Road. Bangor, Sa.rah. the beloved wife of Mr John Roberts, cemetery attendant. Glanadda, aged 63 years. Interred at Glanadda OenWery. July 1st. WILLIAM.s. May 31st, at Saigon, China, bv drown- ing, Wiiliam Owen Williams, the dearly beloved and eldest son of Thomas and Ellen Williams, Clwt. Glas, Penmynydd, and 4th engineer with s.s. "Adana," aged 2 years. Good was his heart and in friendship sound." W EBSTER.—July 4th. suddenly, at 79. White Rock- street, Liverpool. Joseph Webster, late of Bruns- St. CONDOLENCE. Mr Thomas and Mr8 Williams, beg to tender their best thanks to all kind friends far and near for their sympathic. letters sent them in their sad and sudden bereavement. Clwt Gla-s, Penmynydd. FUNERALS BY Established 18«7. Allen A Sons, &«■ £ „, 4c„ 6 and 7. Colwyn Bay. btation Road, Telephone 9187 Telegrams: Allans, Undertakers, Colwyn Bay .J L Funerals Completely Furnished by J. DICKEN & SONS, STATION ROAD, COLWYN BAY TELEPHONE 0175. Telegrams—"Diclcn.'1 Undertaker, Colwyn Bay. I I Funerals furnished and personally conducted J. E. MILLS, Penrhyn Road, COLWYN BAY Four doors from Chi G.P.O. Tel. No. 16t5.
PUBLIC NOTICES. ORTH AND SOUTH WALES BANK, LTD ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY NINTH DIVIDEND. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an in- terim dividend at the rate of 14 per cent. pet annum for the half-year ended 30th ultimo, on the Capital of the Company will be paid to the Shareholders, on and after the 17rh inst, at the Head Office and the various branches, and at the London and Westminster Bank. The Income tax will, as usual, be paid bv the bank. The TRANSFER BOOKS will be CLOSES frc-m this date to the ïith instant inclusive. By order of the Directors, T. ROWLAND HUGHE General Manager. Liverpool. 3rd July, 1908. 2l739p n_n 41 FLINTSHIRE EDUCATION COMMITTEE. CLERK OF WORKS. A PPLICATIONS are invited for the post ol Clerk of the Works in connection Avibb the building of proposed Council School at Ewloe Green in the Parish of iiawarden. Salary, £ 1 10s a week For further particulars, apply to Mr Sanvuei Evans, County ,-tiryevor, County Offices, Mold, to whom all applications jkusi or before Saturday, the 11th July, ISQo. Dated this 1st day of July, 903. FRED. LLEWELLYN-JONES. Secretary of the Education Commute* County Education Offices, Mold. p. THE ABBEY, DOLGARROG AND TREFRIW LIGHT RAILWAY ORDER, 1908. "XT OTICil IS HEREBY GIVEN that th* ±>i LIGHT RAILWAY COMMISSIONERS wiij hold, at the Gu Jd Hail, Conway, on SAT- URDAY, the 25th of July, at 10.15 am o'clock, A PUBLIC INQUIRY as to the expediency ot granting the application which has been made to there by The Aluminium Corporation, Limi ted, for the above-named Order. p BOROUGH OF CONWAY^ NOTKJ* TO HOUSEHOLDERS AND OTHERS. THE WATER SUPPLY will be stopped fron. Three o'clock on the afternoon of TUES- DAY, 14th JULY, until Six o'clock on the mura- ing of 15th JULY. By Order, T. E. PARRY, Town L'lerk. Town Cierk's Office, Conway, July 8th, 1908. 21776p CONWA/Y-FISHERY BOARD?" LICENCES and all INFORMATION as to FISHING in the District roav be obtained from MR BEVAN, CONWAY ROAD, COL- WYN BAY. 21547p Tknocrs. TO BUILDERS AND CON- TRACTORS. ESTIMATES are invited for Alterations and Improvements to the C M. Chäl)1, LJan- gerniew, Abergele, also the Erection of a New Chapel House, etc. Plans and Specifications may be seen w iib Mr J. M. Jones, The Mill Estimates, sealed and endorsed Tenders for Chapel," to be sent in by not later than Twelve o'clock mid-day on TUESDAY, JULY 14th inst., to the Rev. E. J. Jones, B.A., C.M. Minister, Llangerniew. w' The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted. GEORGE DICKENS-LEWIS, M.S.A., Sb re wsbury. A rcLi tect. 21688p Late Advertisements. '10- SMART MAN Wanted, at once, to collect Visitors' List.—Apply, "Directory Office, Mostyn-street, Llandudno. XTOUSE to Let (Furnished), one month or six weeks, five Bedrooms, every convenience, good Yard.—Address, Mrs Davies, Murivante," Belgrave-road, Colwyn Bay. 21778p WANTED, Situation by Young Man as I Kitchen Porter, Boots, or rlateniaii good reference; experienced. "A.P, "Pioneer" Office, Rhyl. p A DVERTISER wishes for Situation as Useful Companion, or assist in light business. — 20, "Pioneer" Office, Rhyl. p /1 ENERAL Wanted, at once; good references. ■—Apply, 3, Chvyd-street,, Rhyl. p COLWYN BAY—Sweets, Fancy Business for Sale; small outlay; suit ladies.—9. Crccn- ficld-road. Owing to illness. 21775p \1tJ"ANTED, at once, good Cook-Housekeeper, for Conway.—" Pioneer" Office, Colwyn Bay. p mO LADIES requiring Servants, or Servants A requiring situations.—Stamped envelope to Jones, Registry Office, 6, New-street, Gvffin, Conway. 21777p 1 ROCfeRY~and PROVISION. -Good," re!i~ablf J" Junior Assistant. State wages required. Living in.—J. 11. Parry, Eea Exchange, Rhyt. rn* TIMBER of every description for Collieries, Estates, Shipbuilders, Wheelwrights, &c., &c. BUYERS OF NATIVE TIMBER RICHARD WILLIAMS & SONS COAL PROPRIETORS, NATIVE & FOREIGN TIMBER MERCHANTS, Railway Wagon Builders & Repairers, ======= SAW MILLS, Connah's Quay, Flintshire. COAL All qualities of Coal for Works and Private Residences Supplied on best terms. Price Lists on Application "J''J. OFFICES: 7, Rumford St.. Liverpool. I