MOTOR COATS. We have a Large Selection of STORMPROOF and absolutely RAINPROOF FRIEZES. Suitable lor MOTORING, of which we are SOLE AGENTS COSTUMES. Patterns sent on application. ALEXANDER BEE, .LADIES' TAILOR, 10, PEPPER ST., CHESTER. Cbe Welsb Coast Pioitter.11 LARGEST CIRCULATION ON THE COAST. THE SALE OF THE Welsh Coast Pioneer" Amounts to an average which, if tested, will show an EXCESS OF SEVERAL THOUSAND COPIES WEEKLY GVE.1 AAf OrHiii ffrtH PAPiit Branch Offices: LLANDUDNO MOSTYN STREET LLANKWST WAI LING SI KTM RHYL 20, tllGH STREET. AbERGELE AX rON tiOUAE. London Representative MR. PERCY DAY, 74, FLfcET STRfET.
OLD AGE PENSIONS IN RURAL DISTRICTS. It may be assumed that by this time the great majority of persons who are eligible for old-age pensions have lodged their applications, and it seems probable that the Government estimate of half a million pensioners will be fully reached, if indeed, it is not exceeded. Down to October 24th the number of applicants in England and Wales was 340,269, in Scotland 59,244, and in Ire- land 167,658—an aggregate of 562,171. This total gives a ratio of 126 applicants for every 10,000 of the population in the United Kingdom, but the striking feature of the return is the variation in the proportion in different portions of the King- dom. In England the ratio is 97 per 10,000, in Wales 91, in Scotland 123, and in Ireland no less than 373. To complete the contrast, it may be added that in London the ratio is as low as 71— scarcely a fifth of the proportion which obtains in Ireland. Mr Harold Cox, who, perhaps, is too prosaic a statistician to discern the tragedy un- derlying the Irish figures, asked the Chancellor of fie Exchequer whether he attributed the greater ratio in Ireland to the greater longevity of the Irish people, or to a greater power of im- agination. The question was left unanswered, but it called forth the inquiry from an Irish member whether it might not be due to the ex- tensive emigration of the younger inhabitants, and this suggestive interrogation silenced the laughter which had greeted Mr Cox's flippant question. For the House of Commons, though easily amused, is not indifferent to the steady decline of population in Ireland, and has long realised the seriousness of the Irish problem. And the more the comparative figures are studied the more evident it becomes that only one explana- tion will fully explain such an enormous excess of applications in Ireland., At the last census there was no great difference between the popu- lation of Scotland and Ireland, but, such as it was, it was in favour of the former country, and in the interval since 1901 the Irish population has further decreased, whiij the Scottish population has continued to grow. And yet Ireland, with its smaller population, has 167,000 applicants, while Scotland has on!y 59,244. The reason, of course, is that the ycung life of Ireland has found it ne- cessary to leave the country in search of a liveli- hood, with the result that the proportion of aged men and women is far higher than in the rest of the Kingdom. It may be noted that in Scot- land also the ratio of applications is substantially higher than in England and Wales, and it seems prob Lie that this is due not to the towns of Scotland, but to areas which have much in com- mon with the west of Ireland. A correspondent, writing to a contemporary from the north-west corner of Skye, says that whatever effect the Old- Age Pension Act is going to have in other parts of the country, it looks as if it is going to work a revolution on a small scale in the social life of the Western Islands. He thinks the proportion of aged people in Skye is probably the highest in the United Kingdom. It appears to be the fact that in tne purely rural areas of the Kingdom the proportion of aged inhabitants is much highe- Ahan in the urban districts, and that in consequence of this the benelits conferred by the Act will be greater. For a time, of course, any complete analysis will be vitiated by the poor law disqualiifcation, which probably affects more elderly folk in the cities than in the rural districts. For in the agricul- tural areas there are many old men who find partial employment, while there are others who ske out their savings-w-ith a garden or allotment. And it is perhaps true that in purely rural areas aged men and women are more tenderly cared for than in the stress of city life. However this may be, it seems certain that one of the beneficent rosuits oi the Act will be to secure for the aged poor greater consideration than they have yet re- ceived. A correspondcndent in a contemporary stated that in the Islands of Scotland 5s a week is regarded as positive wealth, and where two pensions are coming into the same household you have a state of affluence never even dreamt of by these poor old people. And the same is doubt- less true of large areas in Ireland, where the economic conditions are almost inconceivable to town-dwellers. But even where the poverty is less acute pensions will be of very great advan- tage in the village communities of the Kingdom, and will enable many aged men and women to keep their home and garden and to spend the end of their days in peace.
LLANDUDNO'S NEW WATER MAIN. The Llandudno Urban District Council, at a ipecial meeting, discussed the question whether the new duplicate water main from Llandudno Junction should be laid along Marle Lane or be- side the existing main along the main road. At their previous ordinary meeting the Council de- cided in favour of the former route on the tacit understanding that certain easements over private land were given at 2s per yard. It now trans- pired that the sum of 38 per yard was asked, and this, in the opinion of Mr Bone, was the proper value of the land if purchased outright. It was also stipulated that, in the event of the de- velopment of the property for building purposes, the Council should remove their pipes elsewhere, which would mean an outlay estimated at up- wards of JB400. According to the engineer's estimate the main road scheme would coet £ 6186 as compared with £ 5226 for the other, and, judging by the trend of the discussion at the previous meeting, nothing influenced the Council so much in favour of the Marle scheme as its cheaper cost But the gain in that respect is lessened in view of the enhanced expenditure over easements, etc., and the difference iia +he outlay between the two schemes amounts only to LMO odd. The only other advantage of this route was that the pipes could be repaired or inspec- ted with "very much less interference with main road traffic." By laying the new pipe line along the main road, however, three distinct advantages would be gained. In the first place, as pointed out by the engineer, "the two mains could be coupled more frequently, thus allowing for the cutting off of fairly small sections of main for repairs, with very little, if any, interference with the water supply of Liandudno." It would also provide "much bettor facilities for the super- vision and the location of any defects in either of the mains." Finally, there would be no pri- vate owners to consider, easements to pay or tenants to disturb in making repairs. It is out iair to add that a comparatively short section of the main road at Tywyn Hill is only 15-ft. wide, and, as there are already two lines of pipes, it is clear that if a third main were laid traffic over the road would be temporarily inconven- ienced no doubt should there be any occasion for repairs. Nevertheless we see no reason why that should influence the Council to decide against this route. The main road must be widened through- out its entire length sooner or later, and this particular part of it might well be dealt with now, and by so doing the Council would be effecting a very desirable highway improvement.
The Archbishopricks. Now that the Bishop of St. AS3.ph is men- tioned in connection with the Archbishopric of York, that eminent position possesses a new in- terest for Wales. One is so used to seeing the Archbishop of Canterfury styled "the Primate," that references to the Archbishop of York asi "the Primate of England," seem a httlo odd. But the references are quite accurate. A very slight distinction marks the Archbishop of Canterbury s pre-eminence. lie is "Primate of All England," the Northern archbishop simply "Primate of En- gland." In ceremonial order the Archbishop of York is two steps behind the Archbishop of Can- terbury. The Primate of All England has pre- cedence of all the nobility excepting those of the blood Royal, but his brother-archbishop does not come next; the Lord Chancellor is interposed be- tween them. • • • » • Room for More. Welsh Calvinistic Methodist ministers spend, much of their time in other pulpits than their own, and they have many good stories of those who have "to put up the preacher." Wo doubt whether they can beat the following:—A clergy- man had to go for a night to an outlying rural village in Yorkshire, and was told that he would be put up by Mr Hodge, the churchwarden, who, was a farmer. When he arrived at his host'ri farm he found it small, but a kindly welcome was awaiting him. After supper he was very weary, and his hostess soon noticed it, and said, 'Ap- pen yo'd loike ta goo ta bed?" He gladly agreed and followed the worthy dame. As ho went up- stairs it struck him that there were not many, rooms in the house, but it was not his affair, and he was soon in bed and asleep. He knew not at what later hour it was that ho felt a dig in the ribs, saw a light, and heard Mrs Hodge's voice, "Thee move a bit furder on, yoong rnon theer's me and my owd mon to coom yet." it 0 Rhyl Sunday Concerts. Sacred concerts have been held under the aus- pices of the Rhyl Council throughout the sum- mer months, but when a committee recom- mended on Monday that arrangements be made for similar concerts this winter the Council re- jected the suggestion by a small majority. One of the chief reasons given for this was that there is no demand for Sunday concerts. How that conclusion had been arrived at was not stated, and a proposition by Mr Ellis that an experiment be made for three Sundays in order to ascertain whether there was a demand was declined. Mr T. D. Jones argued that the feelings of those who did net want the concerts should be respec- ted. But, on the other hand, those who desire such concerts have an equal right to expect re- spect to be paid to their feelings in the matter. Sunday concerts, as long as they do not interfere with the services in churches and chapels, no doubt appeal to large number of the townspeople who would be glad of the opportunity of attend- ing a sacred concert, and who might find it diffi- cult to avail themselves of concerts given on week da vs. The Purity of Milk. The circular bearing upon the importance of ensuring the purity of milk, to which Colonel Cornwallis West directed the attention of the Denbigh County Council on Friday, deserves careful consideration. Dr. Thomas, medical offi- cer of health for Chester, prepared a paper on the subject for the last annual meeting of the National Union of Public Health Authorities, and it was deemed by the Union of sufficient im- portance to be printed and circulated amongst the members. With characteristic thoughtfulne^s Colonel Cornwallis West has had the circular re- printed and distributed amongst many of the Denbighshire farmers. Dr. Thomas deals with the chief sources of milk contamination, and tho precautionary measures adopted at Chester have had a beneficial effect. Dr. Thomas states that since legal proceedings have been instituted by his authority with respect to uncleanliness in milking, "the effect on the cleanliness of tho milk has been marked." Before any real and lasting good can be accomplished, however, it is evident that farmers and dairymen must co- operate with public bodies, and what Dr. Thomas has to say in that connection is particularly grati- fying. "As the work progressed," he reports, "it became evident that the farmers and cow-keepers were no less anxious about the cleanliness of the milk supply than the health authorities. I have been even invited to visit and inspect their cowsheds, outside the municipal boundary, with a view to further criticism and improvement." As Colonel Cornwallis West said, it is not un- reasonable to expect that other authorities could successfully emulate the Chester City Council in this exceedingly important matter.
I YSPYTTY IFAN SHEEP DOG TRIALS. These sheep dog trials took place on Friday, and proved most successful, there being 46 entrants in the open competition, and 43 in the local class. The following were the officials who had charge of the arrangements :-Presidc!]t, Mr'R. C. Trench; judges, Mr S. Evans, Forest, Llansanan, and Mr H. Hughes, Tre'rbeddau, Pen- trevoelas; stewards, Messrs W. Evans, Blaeny- coed; B. Lloyd, Tanymaes, and R. Roberta, Ty Nant; time keepers, Messrs R. H. Jones, G" ern Howel; S. Roberts, Post Office, and Thomas Hug-hes, Cerrigpllgwm Isa; starter, Mr William Williams, Cat regyblaidd treasurer, Mr R. Owen, Tv nvporth; whilst Mr S. W. Jones, Pcnybont, was the energetic secretary. The results were as follows:- Gylchedd Stakes (open to all comers).—First prize E5 and a valuable silver oup, given by the Right Hon. Lord Penrhyn, and to become the property of the shepherd who shall Vin the first prize in Gylchedd Stakes three times; second price, E3; third prize, JE1 1, Mr George Bar- croft, Scout Moor; 2, Mr Williams Jones, Plas Nant, Tv Nant, Corwen 3, Mr J. Moses, Bro- gyntvn Home Farm, Oswe3try. Dolgynwal Stakes (open to dogs in Carnarvon- shire, Denbighshire, and Merionethshire, that have not won first or second prize in any previous trials).—First prize, E2 and gold medal; second prize, JE1; third prize, 10s; fourth prize, 5s: 1, Mr Sam Thomas, Bryn Gwyn, Yspytty: 2, Mr John Roberts, Votty Bach, Pentrevoelas; 3, Mr Benjamin Lloyd. Tanybiaes, Yspytty; 4, Mr Evan Thomas, Brynheilyn, Glasfryn, Corwen. Special prizes for penning were gained by Mr George Barcroft and Mr J. Moses. Amongst those who witnessed the trials were Lord and Lady Penrhyn. The prizes were handed to the winners by Mr R. C. Trench, the president.
Mr William George, of Cricaieth, speaking alt a meeting of the Liverpool Welsh National So- ciety on Friday, advocated a re-vival of old Welsh games for tohe sake of their variety, anti- quity, and natural superiority.
PERSONAL. Col. the Hon. R. Stapleton Cotton and the lIon. Mrs Stapleton Cotton, Plas. LIynon, An- glesey, sailed on Wednesday for the West Indies. We understand the presentation to Major Webber, the Chiefs Constable for Flintshire, will not take place until the 9th of December next, on which day the County Council will meet. The Duke of Westminster, who is in South Africa big game shooting, is expected to return to Eaton Hall at the end of this month or early in December. Mr Darbishire, of Manchester, whose death was announced on Monday, was a brother of Colonel Darbishire, of Penmaenmawr, and of Mr W. A. Darbishire, ex-Mayor of Carnarvon. Sir William Bulkeiey IIughes-Iluntcr, Bart., has been nominated for the casual vacancy of Lianbadrig on the Anglesey County Council, and as this is the only nomination Sir Richard wiU be elected next Saturday. The Rev. John Jones, who lias 1"(;igncJ tho vicaige of Cerrigyeli'uidion, was ordained in 1856, and was incumbent and vicar of Rhcsllanerch- rugog from 1864 to 1379. In the latter year he was presented to the living ho has just resigned. The estate of the late Captain William Buck- ley, sort of Sir Edmund Buckley, Bart., has been entered for probate at L4217 gross, including £ 3271 net personalty. The executors are Mr D. O. Da vies, Dolgellcy, and Miss Sybil Buckley, Bala. Lscly Harlech had two nominations at the South Lancashire Courting Meeting. In the I I\Ort.h Meols Cup her ladyship's "lovelorn" was beaten in the first round by Mr Gladstone's "Guest," and in the Souihport Stakes "Love- tory was beaten by Mr Clarke's "Castlewoll." An engagement is announced between Gordon Johnson Jones, youngest son of Mrs Johnson Jones, Pystill, and Molly Christine Thomas, oldest daughter of the Rev. J. W. and Mrs Tho- mas, the Vicarage, Holywell, grand-daughter of the late Dr. Parry, of Caersws, Montgomeryshire. Mr C. G. Assheton-Smith s "Cackier" won the Valentine Steeplechase at the Liverpool autumn meeting on Saturday. The "Times," referring to the event, says:Mr C. G. Asslicton-Smith's I 'Cackler' so obviously eomrwmded tho situation in the Valentine Steeplechase that only a couple of horses came out against him to secure the J640 and £30 allotted to second and third, and 'Cackler' won at his ease." Mr A. E!Jtwi"tk, who was at one time district superintendent of the London and North-Western Railway at New-street, Birmingham, and from there at Chester as superintendent, has retired from that company's service on attaining the age of sixty. He had very indifferent health lattely at Chester, and was granted leave of absence to go to South Africa for a voyage. Ultimately he was ongaged at Eustyn on Parliamentary en- quiries. The baptism of the infant son of Captain Lord I'rbcrt, Royal Horse Guards, and Lady Beat- rieo Herbert, took place on Saturday morning by gracious permission of the King in the Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace. The child received the names of David Alexander Reginald, and tho sponsors were the Crown Princess of Sweden, for whom Lady Beatrice Herbert stood proxy, Lady Wolverton, for whom Lady Alexander Paget stood proxy, the Earl of Iichcster, for whom thei Marquis of Anglesey stood proxy, Captain the; lIon. R. Molyneux, for whom Lord Herbert stood proxy, and Lord Victor Paget. The ser- vice, which was choral, v.as conducted by Cation Edgar Shoppard, D.D., Sub Dean of the Chapehj Royal. MR LLOYD GEO RLE AND CARNAR- VON CASTLE- The Right Hon. D. Lloyd George, M.P.. has been appointed Constable of Carnarvon Castle, in succession to the late Sir John Iluleston. NEW PRIVY COUNCILLOR. The King has been pleased to direct that Sir Charles McLaren, K.C, M.I' of Bodnant Hall, Denbighshire, be sworn of his Majesty s Most Honourable Privy Council. Sir Charles McLaren was one of the founders of the Eighty and Na- tional Liberal Clubs, and when Parliamentary representative for Stafford in 1885, voted for tho Home Rule Bill, which cost him his seat at tho following general election.
THE BiSHOP OF ST. ASA PITS MOTOR CAR. Mr A. Wynne Come, of Park Ilall, Oswestry, who, as a principal mover in the matter, for- warded to the Bishop of St. Asaph, to-day week, a cheque for £ 652 5s 6d, the amount subscribed in his diocese for the purchase of a motor car. In accordance _ith the Bishop's wishes, the car is to be the property of the diocese, as he did not like to accept it as a personal gift, while so many diocesan funds needed help. This wish the committee felt bound to respect. The purchase of the car is left to the Bishop s own discretion.
illILITARY INTELLIGEN,'CE. 6th (Canarvons'hire and Anglesey) Bat. Royal Welsh Fusiliers—J. ll. S. Roberts to be aetond- lieu tenant. 3rd ROYAL WELSH FU -Capt. J. 11. Addie resigns hi" commission (Mareh 31). THE ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS.—Lieut. W. B. Garnett ia placed on temporary half-pay on account of ill-hoalih (Sept. 29). FLINTSHIRE BA'ITERY, 3rd WELSH BRIGADE.—T no undermentioned offiocrs from the 1st Cheshire R.G.A. (Vols.) arc appointed to the battery, with rank and proeexleneo as in tho Vol. Force: —Li-euta. M. I. Williams Ellis, A. H. p. FitzPatriek (April 1). UxNA'ili'ACUi'.D LIST. Super. Lieut.-CuI. and lion. Col. II. Savage, from the l&>t Carnation R.G.A- (\ois. to be Lieut.-Col with the hon. rank of Col., with pre- cede nee as in the Vol. Force. Tiif.) undermentioned officers axe appointed to the Unattached List, with rank and precedence aj in the Vol. Fore J. Capt. (Hon. Lieut- in the Army) F. H. Gas- kell, from tho 2nd (Vcl.) Welsh Reg., to be Cup! with precedence as in the Vol. Foroe (April 1). Capt. T. n. Morgan, from the 5th (Klmfsiurej Roval Welsh Ile rs, to bo Capt. (Octi. 5).
MR LLOYD GEORGE'S VISIT TO BANGOR. WELSH UNIVERSITY DEGREE CEREMONY. FINAL ARRANGEMENTS. The aa-rajitc-iiierltii for the ceremony of admis- sion to Degrees in connection with tiie meeting of the Court of tJie University oi Wales, in t;,e Old TaLornaeie Chapel, Bangor, at which the Chaneeiliur of the Exchequer will be "capped," are now (\0 ¡¡¡ P tc! c. ..lr Lloyd George will be presented for his deglrco in tne L-aal Laldii lormula, but the speech of the "public or-ator" (Professor J. Morns Jones) will he in Welsh. After the ceremony Mr LIJyd George will be escorted in prceo.v ion by the students to Professor W. Lewis Jones' house, where he is to slay. At th. evening banquet in the Penrhyn Hall t,he "higih table" will run the whole length of the buildiing along one side, and at this, on each side of Lord Keyon, who will preside, will be the principal guests of the evening, Mr and Mrs Lloyd George. Amongst the others seated a.t this table will bei Sir John Williams, Sir Marohant Williams, the Lord Mayor of Cardiff (Aldeu-man Lewis Morgan), his Honour Judge Bryn Roberts, Mr J. Pritohard- Jones, Mr Vin- cent Evane, and others. After the usual loyal toasts Lord Kenyon will propose the toast of the guest of the even- ing. The Chancellor of the Exchequer will ptro&nbly not speak much longer than half an hour in reply on the subject of Welsh educa- tion, and at the close of his speech will give the toast of "The University of Wales," to which Sir Isambard Owen wiD respond.
THE MAYORAL ELECTIONS RESULTS OF NORTH WALES ELECTIONS. In t.he North Wales district the election of mayors was not attended by any notable inci- dent. In all cw46s the election was undisputed; in fact, in some boroughs, difficulty was ex- perienced in linding any oapable man willing to hold the mayoral office. Apparently the obligation to spend private money freely in social entertainments and in subscriptions is be- coming a deterrent, and at Wrexham the new Alavor had the moral courage to announce that lie was not going to bo "bled" by subscription hutiters- BANGOR Councillor H. C. VINCENT (C). BEAUMARiS Ald. Col. HAMPTON LEWIS (C) CARNARVON Alderman J. P. GREOOKY (C). CONWAY Councilor J. M. MORGAN (L). DB I H. Alderman JAMES HUGHES (L). FLINT Alderman A. B. LLOYD 'I LLANFYLLIN Councillor T. EDWARDS. MONTGOMERY Aid. FAIRLES HCMi'M R KYS. PWLLHELI W. ANTHONY (L). RUTHIN Dr. T. O. JOXES. WELSHPOOL Councillor H. D. THOMAS. WREXHAM Councillor T. SACV'AGE (L). Alderman R. Cecil Da\ies (C.) v.as elected Mayor u1 Chester. Mr Davies is an architect, weii-knovvn in Cheshire and North Wales, and until tJ¡(, fit di^bandmcnt was for several .vcommander of the 1st Flintshire K.E. N'uu n t c*, rs)
I THE LATE LORD PENRHYN. MEMORIAL SCREEN IN BANGOR CATHEDRAL In the presenoo of a large congregation, the Bisheip of Bangor en Tuesday dedicated the carved oak rood screen and erected by public subcscriptiofi in Bangor Cathedral in n^iii-ory of the late Lord Penrh n. The- screen and tJI(' stalls cO.t over £ 1400, the whole of V, has been publicly suboonfced. In consc- qi'cncc of the erection of the screen and stalls, the c.aoir of L-n-el Cathedral has undergone con- siderable re-arrangement, and have been b.rc-light nearer the pulpit and to the congrega- tion. The alterations and the erection of the Ijaie had a marked effect on t.he general appearance of the Ca, and ha\e con- siderably enhanced its beauty. At the dedication service, among those pre- sent were Lord and Lady Penrhyn, Gertrude Liyiv Penrhyn,, Viscountess Falmouth, lion Mrs Quiitcr. ( ol. the lion. II. Lloyd Mostyn, and Mrs Lloyd Moetyn, the lion. Violet Douglas- Pennant, tiiie- Hon. Alice Douglas-Pennant, the Hon. Ncato Douglas-Pennant, the Ilcn. Margaret Douglas-Pennant, the Hon. Elin Douglas- Peaiiant, Mr Evan Mostyn and Mr Morys Mos- tyn. Col. Piatt, C.B., and Mrs Platt, (oil. Sir T. II. Aiars-had, .B., Captain N. P. Stewart, Mr and Mr.? J. R. Davies, ('ens. Mr and Mrs K. A. Young, and Mr E. 0. V. Lloyd, of Rhag- gait. The Bishop of Bangor, in the course of his sermon, said that the late Lord Penrhyn was ejoenti-iliy a just and good man. Straight and .honest his "Yes" meant "ves," and his "No," "no." and once he had marked out a line which lie considered right he was neither to bo bullied hy threats or cajoled by flateries from following' that line. In connection with the service an albuin con- taining dw names of all the subscribers to the memorial fund was presented to Gertrude Lady Penrhyn.
FLINT AND DENBIGHSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. THE COLWYSM BAY SHOW. ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES. The adjourned annual meeting of the above society was held at Colwyn Bay yesterday after- noon, when Mr P. P. Pennant presided over a representative gathering of members. Letters regretting inability to attend were read from Mr D. Mac. Nicoll and Mr R. E. Birch. COMMITTEE R (•] PRESENTATION. It wa.s dec ivied to defer the formation of a Cohvyii Bay District Committee until a later elate. Messrs J. M. Porter, Colwvn Bay Ed. Evans, Penrhyn Bay; J. T. Jones, Dinarth Hall; J. H. Judson, Abergele; R. Jones, Pcnybryn, Rhyl; J. Leech, Ty Mawr, Meliden, and R. Ellis, Den- bigh, were enrolled as new members. Tho following were added to the various dis- trict committees :— Wrexham: Messrs W. Shone, T. W. Peters, W. N. Booth, W. Fcarncll, J. Harrison, J. Iley- wood, P. M. Meredith, J. Mort, J. Morris, P. K. McKenzie. and W. Morris. Rhyl: M'\s-n T. J. Jones, Dinarth, Colwyn Bay; .J. -M. Porter, H. Simkin, Colwyn Bay; Ed. Evans. Penrhyn Bay; Messrs R. Sykes, T. C. Llew. Jones, R. Jones, Dairy, and R. Owen, Rhyl. Mold: Mr S. Reynolds, Buckley. Ruthin: Messrs D. Morris, Garthgarmon, and J. Owen, Penrhos. The following committees were elected:— Do. Poultry and Pigeon Committee Colonel Sandbach. Messrs J. M. Porter, II. Simkin, W. E. Samuel, T. R. Parry, W. L. Thorne, T. Loeklev Meire, junr. Prize List Committee: Mr R. Parrv and Mr C. Murless. Wrexham; WT. C. Bell, W. G. Roberts. R. E. Birch, and D. Mac. Nicoll, Rhyl; IT J. Bowdage and P. E. Storey, Denbigh; J. Eldon Bankes, K.C.. and T. G. Lewis, Mold; William Davies and E. Tegid Owen, Ruthin. The officers for the forthcoming year were elected as follows :-Patron: Sir Watkin Williams W vnn, Bart., Wynnstav, Ruabon. Patroness: Lad. Naylor Levland, Nantclwvd Hall, Ruthin. President: Right Honourable Lord Mostyn, Mos- tvn Hall, Holywell. Vioe-president: Mr W. J. P. Storey, Preswylfa, Rhyl. Showyard super- intendent: Mr W. C. Bell, Rhuddlan. Hon. veterinary surgeons: Mr William Hughes, Caer- wys; Mr F. Booth, Old Colwyn; and Mr R. Ro- berts, Old Co'wvn. Honorary auctioneer: Mr Geo. Perkins. Colwyn Bay. Hon. surveyor: Mr William Jones, Colwyn Bay. Hon. solicitor: Mr J. Amphlett, Colwyn Bav. Trustees: Messrs J. Eldon Bankes, K.C.. P. P. Pennant, J.P.. P. Tatton Davicw-Cooke, J.P. Treasurer: National Provincial Rank of England, Ltd., Mold. Auditor: Mr E. Noel Humphreys, chartered accountant, Chester. The Finance Committee were elected as follows:—Mr P. P. Pennant (chairman), Mr G. H. Alletson. Mr J. Eldon Bankes. Mr W. Conwy Bfil, Captain F. B. Cole, Mr P. T. Davies-Cooke, Mr W. P. Jones, Colonel Arthur Mesham. Mr Chas. Murless. Mr Robert Parry, Mr T. G. Lewis, Mr C. P. Sheffield. Mr P. E. Storev, Major R. W. W. Wynn, Mr R. E. Birch, Colwyn Bay, and Mr T). Mao. Nicoll, Abergele. Secretary: Mr Tho- mas Wel- bv, Wellington Chambers, 9, Welling- ton road, Rhvl. DATE OF NEXT SHOW. The Secretary reported that the agreement with Cohvyn Bay was that the show should be held during the third week in July, and he suggested that July 22nd be the selected date. A long discussion followed, several members contending it would bp more convenient to hold the show about the second week in August. Mr T. G. Lewis proposed that "inasmuch as July 2?nd is not a convenient day for farmers, it be represented to Colwyn Bay that it would be preferable to hold- the show cm Thursday, August 12th." Mr Simkin, Colwyn Bay, said he felt sure the Colwyn Bay Committee would adhere to their previous decision. Mr Bowdage, Denbigh, seconded, and the pro- position was carried. INVITATION TO OLD COLWYN. The Secretary reported that at the meeting held at Colwyn Bay some time ago a deputation repre- senting the Old Colwyn and District Agricultural Society attended, when a desire was expressed that that society be permitted to join hands with tho two counties society over the exhibition at Colwyn Bay. He suggested that an invitation be extended to them to join, and that the mem- bers of that society be placed on the same terms as the society's members for the year. Mr W. Conwy Bell: I take it they will want no profit, from this society? The Chairman: I think' our best plan will be to pass a resolution inviting Old Colwyn to join with us, and authorise the Finance Committee to make any arrangements they may deem necessary to carry it out. This was agreed to. SITES FOR THE SHOW. A sub-committee consisting of Messrs D. Mac. Nicoll, R. E. Birch, H. Simkin, and E. Evans, Colwyn Bay, was selected to inspect the various sites suggested for the Colwyn Bay show.
The Manchester University Prere (says the "Anthenseum,") will publislh next Frida.y the "Introduction to Early Welah," on which the late Prof. Strachan was engaged' at the time of his death. 'D1e work has been edited by Prof. Kuno Meyer; it comprises a grammar of early Welsh, select passages of early Wekh texts, and a glossary.
COLWYN BAY NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD. ROYAL PATRONAGE THE BOND PROBLEM SOLVED. Mr James Amplilett (chairman) presided over a meet- ing of the National Eisteddfod Executive Committee at Colwyn Bay last night, when there was an excellent attendance, despite the wretched weather. At the outset, the Chairman proposed that the hearty congratulations of the committee be extended to the vice-chairman (Rev. Meredith Hughes, M.A.), on his preferment to the living of Prestatyn, and, in doing so, he expressed a sincere hope that by Mr Hughes' removal from Brynymaen, the Eisteddfod movement at Colwyn Bay would not be deprived of his assistance (cheers). Mr J. Watlsin Lumley (between whom and Mr IIught>s there were some lively exchanges at the pre- vious committee meeting): I have very great pleasure in seconding the motion proposed by the Chairman (loud applause and laughter). I think that not only in this but in any future promotion Mr Hughes will at all times have the very best wishes of all of us here (hear, hear). In conclusion, Mr Lumley said he had always had the very highest opinion of Mr Hughes and lie at any rate would always wish him well. The Her. Wm. Hughes, who spoke of Mr Meredith f I;lehe^B a, a genial, kind and large-hearted man, sup- ported the motion, which was carried with much enthusiasm. ROYAL PATRONAGE. The see-ietaiy (Rev. Wm. Hughes) reported the re- ceipt of the following letter from Marlfceyingh House: —"In reply to your letter of the 29! ult., I am Ùir2eled to inform you that the Prince and Princess of Wales liave much pleasure in giving their names as patrons of the Eisteddfod of Wales, to be held in 1910" (loud applause). ilr Hughes added that he liad also written to the Private Secretary to he King, and a reply was now awaited. He hoped to have a similarly satisfactory reply to that communication (hear, hear). Mr J. O. Davies, who presented the report of the Literary Committee, announced midst great cheering, that Sir J. Herbert Roberts, M.P., had offered JE50 aa a prize tor the best history of Denbighshire. Ont of the most interesting items in the report of tho Science and Arts Committee, presented by Mr Wm. Jones, A.Inst.C'.E., was their intention to offer a prize for the best design of a public clock tower, cost not to exceed 1500 for Colwyn Bz,,y. Mr E. II. D,i,,¡cs remarked that this was a very useful suggestion. He presumed it was generally known that there was some money in hand for the erection of such a structure, but could the com- mittee so arrange matters that the design would be of a structure, the cotst of which would be in reality met by the town? lie hoped an effort would be made to get practicable designs. Mr Da\id Lewis (chairman of the committee): We will take that into consideration (hear, hear). SUPERIOR OOLWYN BAY. A protracted discussion ensued upon a recommenda- tion of the General Purposes Committee that some articles used for decorative purposes at the Llangollen Eisteddfod be purchased for L20. Mr E. 11. Davies said he hoped Colwyn Bay would go one better Uian^ Llangollen in that matter, and moved that the minute be not confirmed. Mr Trehnrne, ill seconding, said he had seen the things, which appeared to him to be of a paltry vhaiacter, and quito unsuitable for Colwyn Bay. Mr Lumiey said that for such a gay place as Colwyn Bay it was very desirable that the decorations be in keeping with the place. lIe did not think they should "fall back upon a little place like Llangollen for a lead in this matter" (laughter). He suggested that they waited for that better opportunity of seeing how things should be done which the London Eisteddfod would afford. It. was eventually decided not to purchase the goods. THE PAVILION. The committee recommended that plans be invited for a pavilion to seat 10,000 people, and that. a prize of £ 10 be offered for best plan sent in, but, having regard for the fact that the site for the pavilion han not been procured, the minute was referred back to committee. A SATISFACTORY SOLUTION OF THE FINANCIAL PROBLEM. The Finance Committee t-oported that Mr William Jones, the hon. treasurer, "had been authorised and requested to borrow such sums as may be necessary on the Eisteddfod account kept at fhe North and South Wales Bank, and that, in consideration of his doing so, he is hereby empowered, in the event of a deficit, to collect from the guarantors a sufficient amount of money to cover such deficit, and that he is hereby constituted an officer of the executive com- mittee for that purpose." The Chairman spoke in grateful terms of the man. .ner in which the bank authorities had surmounted the ma-tter concerning the bond (hear, hear). The report was adopted without discussion.
-wq l' IN AID OF FRIENDLESS GIRLS. NORTH WALES ASOCIATION. This Society was- started in December, 1906, as the result of a iwper read by Miss Edith Giiampnoyy at tb;) Carnarvon Poor Law Con- fcronoe. Ladies appointed by the guardians arc now visiting in a-11 the 20 workhouses in North Wales, and much practical good has been done, 38 etises having been helped during the past year. last month four 1110t successful meetings wero held when Miss Whitehead, an experienced London worker, gave mo-si practical and inspiring addresses. A report of the year's work wa. read by Edith Champneys, and th3 meetings wore then open to discus ion, as to the aims and work of the Society. The first meeting was held in tho Rhyl Town Hall, when Mrs Herbert Lewis presided, and gave tea to all present. The following day Mrs Gwynoro Davies pre- sided at the Church House, Barmouth, kindly lent, by the Ileotor. The third mooting was held in the Church House, Welshpool, by the kind permission of the Viear, and under the presidency of Mrs Price Davies, who ori tor reined the visitors- Al Bangor ¡Le foutLii meeting was, by the consent of the Mayor, lield in t.he Council Cham-boor. In the unavoidable absence of Lady Reichel the chair was taken by Lady Herbert Roberts. Kaoh meeting was very well attended, thanks to the energetic workers in the different districts, all the principal ladies of the neigh- bourhood being* present, or writing to express their sympathy with the movement. Local committees have now be-on formed in several of i,he districts, and the work will soon be more fully onganise-d. A report and balance sheet will bo printed next, spring. Meanwhile, fur- ther slIihècriptiom arc earnestly solicited to carry on the work.—R. Ty wis, PeffMicha, Caerwys. S.O., Flintshire, and E. Champnsys, Epporstone, Llandudno, hon. secretaries.
THE EDUCATION CONTRO- VERSY. WALES AND THE SUGGESTED COMPROMISE. The President of the Board of Education attended a private conference of the Welsh Parliamentary Party, which was held cn Tuesday night at the House of Commons on the subject of the education con- troversy. Although present at Monday's Nonconform- ist Conference, Sir Alfred Thomas and his colleagues took no part in the discussion. Mr Runciman, in the course of a short address, gave an outline of the present situation, and after considerable discussion a resolution was carried to the effeet that the Welsh members are prepared to do their utmost to support Mr Runciman in coming to a settlement of the education question on the lines suggested by him. The "Central News" undentands that an official statement, embodying the proposals which have been made for a settlement of the question, and which Mr Runciman explained to the Nonconformist members of the House of Commons, is being prrpared. It is fur- ther understood that the statement will be made pub- lic as soon as it has been perused by the representa- tives of the Church of England.
Ebenezer Welsh Congregational Church, which has been eirected at Rhosl.1 anerohrugog, Ruabon, at a cost of over £ 2000, was formally opened on Monday evening, and throughout Tuesday spe- cial services were held. ftVenty civilians and tihrce police were in- jured at Cork in an affray arising out of the quay labourers' strike, which is extending. Sir Joseph Duveen, a famous art expeirt, has died atr Hyerea, France. Mr Frederick Thomas Griffiths, ocr Bishop's Cteeve, near Cheltenham, died on Monday in his ninety-third year. He was one of the old- est solicitors in England, having been admitted in 1839b
MUSICAL NOTES. By Peter Edwards, Mus. Bac. ("Pedr Alaw"). Miss Maggie Davies, the brilliant Welsh soprano, is a native of Dow- lais, South Wales, the birthplace of so many well- known musicians. In due course she entered the Royal College of Music, studying under Sir Hubert Parry, Sir Walter Parratt, and Signor Gustav,Garc,a, and subsequently she studied in Paris. At college she took important parts in •^pera, and, later on, appeared for a short tima in the Carl Rosa Company. She also took a leading part in Sir Villiers Stanford's opera, "Shamus O'Brien," at the Globe Theatre, Lon- don,— to the delight of the composer and Sir Augustus Harris, of Drury Lane fame. Lest any reader may imagine I look upon Misa Davies' merfts through "coloured glasses," here are the opinions of two leading journals upon her singing:—"The Times:" "Miss Davies' song was among the most effective features of the per- formance." The "Daily Telegraph:" "Misa Maggie Davies-as genuine and bright a singer as these islands can boast of—gave an excel'ionb account of Mendelssohn's air, 'Hear, ye Israel.' Miss Davies i. a true lover of the Eisted,lf-d. Some time ago she refused an American engage-i ment because she could not fulfil it and return in time for a National Eisteddfod. Among the several vocalists who will be considered as worthy of a hearing at the Colwyn Bay Eisteddfod, 19i0, I trust the name of Miss Maggie Davies will not be overlooked. I am arranging to insert short notices of Welsh singers in this column, from time to time, and shall always welcome news likely to be of interest to my readers. Communications should be ad- dressed to me at Abergele. < » David Lewis, the old Welsh musician, who died lately at Llanrhystyd, at the age of eighty, was a self made man. After the age of eight he had no school- ing. lie was a tailor by trade, like his father. At ten years of age he was reputed to have been. the best reader of music in the place—which is an indication of the musical condition of the people at that time. Ho won several prizes in the National and other Eisteddfodau of forty years a°:o, and conducted a successful choir at the Aberystwyth National Eisteddfod of 1365. He will probably be best remembered by his hymn tunes, of which (as he said) he wrote many and burnt many < « « < The "Cerddor" for November contains a Prize Part-Song entitled "Who is Sylvia?" It is a. nice piece of music, although rather sombre in parts. Only a Welshman would sing so much in the minor mode to some of the words here given. It is a pity it runs so high up to G. One cannot get much music out of such a note from children besides, to compel them to sing it is one sure way to spoil their voices. In the "Musical Times" there are interesting articles. One never looks in vain for such in this excellent monthly. In the "Competition Festival Record" included therein is a report of the recent Blackpool musical festival. From tho remarks of the adjudieators I take the following: "A fine tread of rhythm." "A brainy interpretation." "A wide gamut of emotion." "Antiphonal bond not clean." "Some gingerly, attack." What originality! < » < In Sir A. Mackenzie's "Recollections" of the great violinist Sara sate, we read :—Attempts tq compare his playing with that of other masters of the instrument, past or present, are futile. He stood apart. Classical or not, that some of his most distinctive nualities have left their mark upon the art of violin-playing has been ap- parent for a good number of years. To me. the remarkable ease and elegance of his bowing was quite as astounding as either the nimblen^S' of his fingers or the infallibility of his intonation. And in the gracefully smooth action of the right arm lay the main secret of his fine phrasing. Always averse to medical inspection, he fought bravely on until that da.y when he suddenly leaned against the wall of hit room, saying. "Do what you like with me." After death it was discovered that he had lost both of his lungs LONDON EISTEDDFOD. 1909. In the "Cerddor" for November the remarks of "Oemlyn" in the "Western Mail" are re- printed. "Comlvn" accuses the committor, of not only ignoring Welsh music, but of making the English choirs come to the conclusion that it is not of a sufficiently high standard to place before the musical world as suitable for competition. He asks whether it is the committee's object to prove how much better Welsh choirs can sing English music than English choirs? If so, it has pro- bably gone about its work in the right way. Further, "Oemlyn" accuscs the committee of ig- noring Welsh songs; in fact, he is disgusted with, its lack of patriotism. Until quite recently I was an active member of the London Eisteddfod Musical Committee: and, speaking of the committee as a whole, I consider it is the finest combination of Welsh musical talent that could be desired for the purposes of any National Eisteddfod. But, of course, the question is, ought the National Eisteddfod, in the twentieth century, to support, first and fore- most. that which is best in Welsh choral musio and Welsh songs? Let me here say that I have all along been consistent in my advocacy of Welsh music, both in the columns of the "London Kelt" and in committee; but the latter felt that the best in Wolsh music is not the best in the world of music—and to those who can stand on thci "stepping stones of their dead selves" and look beyond the wooden Carriers of "Nationality" in-, art, the committee's* judgment is correct. Unfortunately Welsh literary men, poets, and others consider Welsh music the best in the world. Somehow thev have come to the conclu- sion thet. because Welsh choirs are unsurpas- sable, Welsh music generally spells "perfection!" but, unless I am greatly mistaken, Welsh com- posers would be the first to deny such an asser- tion. Welsh music is certainly not in its infancy at present. Even a few years ago it WlU-. Then. an eminent Welsh vocalist who had just taken part, in the performance of a Welsh work, ex- pressed his opinion that it was "spelling music." Then with regard to Welsh song's. "Cemlvn" should not be so indignant with the London Eis- teddfod Musical Committee. One is tempted, in, all sincerity, to ask why possibly nine-tenths of the Welsh professional vocalists do not sing Welsh songs ? Why? I maintain that, even the National Eisteddfod in the enlightened twentieth century ought to en- courage that which ilf best in Welsh music, etc., otherwise it will not be cons-stent with the ob- ject of its institution. Possibly that will not re- present art at its best, but such will be achieved in time. There is no reason why Wales, with the educational facilities it now possesses, should not in time produce a Sullivan or Elgar—or .even a Gounod or Wagner. The Celt possesses the power of mind, the temperament, the imagina- tion he is being gradually perfected in art. Tho time is not far distant whrm he will be welcomed into the world of English and foreign music-into which, un till now, not even the over-rated and over-paid English adjudicators at National Eis. Ip teddfodau have thought to introduce him! At this time of day, I consider the Eisteddfodl is indebted to art in music as well as to nation- ality in the same. It must ever strive towards the ideal; and to work on the lines of "National- ity" is only a means to an end. The ideal is not found either in Welsh or Enprlish music. An, approach to it is ever to be found in the best that the world knows
HALKIN MOUNTAIN AS A MILITARY CAMPING GROUND. "A WELSH SALISBURY PLAIN." At the monthly meeting of the Holywe>ll Urban District Council on Monday night Cap- tain J. LI. Williams, 5th Battalion Royal Welsh Fuiiiliers (who is one of the members of the Council), moved that the Council take slepo to lirge the Government to utilise the Ilalkin Mountain as a oamping ground for the Terri- torial Army. He 6aict the site waa an excellent one for the purpose. The only deficiency was the water suppi'Y, but that could be gpt OVCT by utilising sources not far distant. If the idea was carried out it would mean a great improve- ment of the traocle of Holywell, and would be V-ie means of opening out the mountain for other purposes. It would also enable the Go- vernment to employ a great many of the un- employed in preparing the gTouiid He be- lieved the greater part of the site was already on their own land, and the rest was owned by the Duke of Westminster. Mr J. P. Jones, in seconding, said there was not a more suitable place for the purpose in the whole of North Wales. Ca.ptain Williams said he had excellent autho- rity for stating that the Government wero look- ing out for what he might call a "Welsh Salia- bury Plain," where thousands of soldiers oouold be encamped every year. He meant thab the wihole range of hills should be occupied, so as to have five or six ciamps for 20,000 or 30,000 men. The resolution wae carried unanimously.
NEW VICAR OF PRESTATYN PREFERMENT OF THE REV. MEREDITH A HUGHES, M.A. The Rev. Meredith J. Hughes, vicar of Bryny* maen, Colwyn Bay, has been appointed to th« living of Prestatyn, in succession to the lat4 Rev. O. Jenkyn Davies, whose d was re- ported last week. The living is returned at £280. and is in the gift of the Crown and the Bishop of St. Asaph alternate! The present appointment was made by the &shop. The son of the late Rev. Joseph Hughes, of Mold, Mr Hughes was educated first at the Na- tional School, Llanferres, and afterwards at a private school at Mold. In due course he pro- ceeded to St. Aidan's College. He was first- classman of that college, and in the Cambridge Theological examination. He was ordained deacon in 1889, and priest in 1890. His first curacy was at Brymbo, and in due course he was appointed curate of Colwyn Bay and Colwyn re- spectively. In 1899 he was preferred to the living of Brynymaen. One of the keenest students of history and archaeology in North Wales, the Rev. Meredith Hughes was elected a fellow of the Royal His- torical Society in 1890, and in the same year he was the prize-winner on the essay "The Myth of Religions," at the Liverpool National Eis- teddfod. He is the author of several recognised works, his "Guide to Holy Orders" md "The Geographical Evolution of Walea" being widely known. He has also told the story of the "Life of Bishop Westcott" with distinct success, and t his contributions to the "Expository Times" and the archeological magazines are always scholar- ly and well written. Mr Hughes is the secretary of the St. Asaph Defence Society, for which he has worked in- dustriously since his appointment. As a public man he has also rendered valuable service. He Was a member of the old Colwyn Bay School Board, and afterwards of the Grouped Schools Committee. He has also repre- sented his district on the Conway Board of Guardians for some years. He has been one of the two most active pro- moters of the Colwyn Bay National Eisteddfod movement, and he is at present vice-chairman of the Eisteddfod Executive Committee, as well as chairman of the Literary Committee. A sound Churchman, a good preacher, and & tireless worker, Mr Hughes is a worthy successor to the late lamented Vicar of Prestatyn. The Bishop of St. Asaph took the service at the Parish Church on Sunday morning, and re- ferred to the death of the late Vicar. He said that he could say with all sincerity that the de- ceased was a man whose loss would be keenly felt throughout the diocese. The congregation present that morning, and the energetic way in which Church work had been carried on in the parish, was testimony to the labours of their late vicar, who would be greatly missed by all who had had the opportunity of labouring with him. In the evening the service was taken by the Vicar of Meliden, who also referred in very t touching terms to the deceased. We regret to announce that the mother of thfc late vicar is in very delicate health, and yester- day Miss Davies was called home to her bedside I
FESTINIOG. f URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of the above Council was y held on Friday, Mr John Cadwaladr presiding. AMBULANCE INSTRUCTION. It was resolved to arrange for a course of six lectures on "Ambulance Work," to be delivered at Tanygrisiau. NIGHT SCHOOL AT LLAN. A requisition was received for a night school A to be held at Llan, but the Council regretted they could not accede to the application, which ought to have been in hand two months before. PUBLIC LIGHTING. It was decided to fix an additional lamp ati Bethania, and also at Tanygrisiau. THE LIBRARY. It was reported that the new bookj would bo put in circulation as soon as possible, VITAL STATISTICS. It was reported that during the past month' there had been five deaths and sixteen births. 1 THE SEWERAGE WORKS. The Surveyor was instructed to make a full report on all the sewers in Section 3 of the y Sewerage System. Mr Williams said that- the cost of completing the work would be about L1000. A sub-committee was appointed to consider the matter, and that of Section 4 also. FINANCIAL. Mr W. W. JtlDC8, the accountant, submitted a report, as 1 euestHd, showing the financial position of the Council, and it was resolved to consider it at a special meeting. Mr Dibdin sent in an account for £ 112, which, after some discussion, it was decided, by a majo- rity, should be paid. It was reported that the collector had collec- ted during the month £1908. ) EDUCATIONAL. A letter was received from the Registrar of the North Wales University College asking the Council to appoint a lepresentative on tho Court of Governors of the College. Mr C. Roberts: Cannot they get a represcm < tative from Pembrokeshire ? They get their roofing slates from there Mr J. Lloyd Jones, juar., was elected. THE DRAINAGE rttSTEM. It was decided to ask Mr W. E. A. Williams his charges for preparing plans, showing the whole of the drainage system of the town. «
NORTH WALES STOCK AND SHARE LIST. Reported by Messrs Warmsley, Jones and Co, 29, East. > gate Row (North), Chester. Coiisols 41 Bank Rate 2! per cent. Wrexham and Present East Denbigh- Price. shire Water Co Consolidated Stock ioo-i./u » „ „ 41 per cent. Cons. Pref. Stock 113—115 „ „ Ordinary Stock 120—122 Hawarden and f District Water Co tlO Shares, fully paid 6—8 Nat Provo Bank of England, ft Ltd £ 75 Shares, £10 10s paid 374—37J „ f60 Shares, L12 paid 44—44 U Nurth and South Wales Bank, Ltd. £ 40 Shares, £10 paid 32 £ —32J Parr's Bank, Ltd £100 Shares, X20 paid 85J—8GJ Lloyd's Bank, Ltd 450 Shares, XS paid .32 -32 3—lPths Bank of Liver- pool, Ltd. XIUO Shares, X12 10s paid 37 l-3rd—37^ Walker, Parker, and Co., Ltd. 910 Ordinary Shares 3 —3J „ 4l per cent. Debentures 83 —88 Victoria Pier and Pavilion v Co., Colwyn Bay, Ltd. Xl Ordinary Shares 101-1216 Halkyn Drain- age Co. £10 Shares, fully paid 171-181- Holywell Hal- kyn Mining and Tunnel Co., Ltd. JE1 Shares, fully paid .9/-12/- Halkyn Min- ing Co., Ltd. 21 Shares, fully paid WI- East Halkyn Mining Co., Ltd El J fully paid South Halkyn Mining Co., Ltd £1 I fully paid 7/6—12/6 II II JE1 „ I 12/- 4/ & New North Halkyn Mines Ltd. El Ord. Shares, fully paid 25/-32/6 North Hendre Mining Co., Ltd. R2 10s Shares, fully paid at-2| Pantymwyn Mining Co., Ltd. RI Shares, fully paid 7-8-1 Talacre Mining Co., Ltd. JE1 Ord. Shares, fully paid „ „ £ 1 Pref. Shares, fully paid United Minera Co., Ltd. 91 Ord. Shares, fully paid 4 Llanarmon Min- ing Co., Ltd. JE1 Ord., fully paid « <• 91 Pref., fully paid
The head teadher of an Exeter school has stocked a small supply of boots, which he lajK4 free of charge, to any boy who has only on* pair and wanta these moended: The time knuS of the loan is one week. Sir James C. Matihew, an eotrLord Justice ot Appeal, died in London on Monday, aged 1¡.