PENRHYNSIDE. UNITED LITERARY SOCIEI-Y.-Tlie first meeting of the winter session in connection with the United Literary and Debating" Society was held at the W elsh Congregational Chapel on 'Tuesday evening, when the president, Rev. William Phillips, presided over a good attend- once. An exceedingly intcre.st.ing and instruc tive paper was read by the Rev. William Thomas, esleyan minister, who took as his subjecf'Na ddiystyrwch d-dydd y pethau bye-hain" Mr David Williams (Aelybryn) also read a paper on "The Duties of Youth to the Churches."
PENTREVOELAS. CONCERT.—An excellent concert was given by the Voelas Male Voice Party on Thursday evening, in the schoolroom, in aid of the Paro- chial Reading Room. The chair was occupied by Mr G. Bovill, Rhydyoreua, Bettwsycoed, and the. conductor was the vicar of the parish. The performance of the choir reflected great credit on the conductor, Mr Jenkin Roberts, their rendering of .several difficult pioces was most ad- mirable," and aiiowed sig'ns of careful training. In addition to several solos, duetts, etc., by different members of the choir—notably by Mr J. W. Davies—solos were also sung by Mr Lewis Thomas, Mill House; Mr E. Roberts, Nantglyn; and a tation was given bty Mr T. Hughes, Cerrigellcwm. During the evening addresses were given by the Chairman, the Vicar, the Rev. Ellis Roberts, Mr Thomas Evans, and Mr John Jones, Penlan, on the ad- va-ntages of a reading room, and they urged upon all the young men present to avail them- selves of them. The secretary of the concert was Mr J. S. Roberta, School House, who is alsD the energetic seurctary of the reading room, and the accompanist was Mr libber Roberta. Mrs Wynne Finch, Veclae il-ii.. and lioas: party were present, and the school was crowded with on appreciative audience. The usual vote of thanks and the singing oi the English and Welsh National Anthems termiated the pro- ceedings-
TALYBONT. ODrrLARY. The death took place on Sat- urday ol Airs Ellen Roberts, the wife of Mr Moecb Roberts, Ty'nterjyi., at the early age of 25. The deceased was a laiuhiul member of the C.M. Cnuroh, and took deep and active interest in religious matters. The iifte-rment toot place on Wednesday, in the C.M. Cnurch Cemetery, wnen a large number of relatives and friends attended. The Rev. W. E. d- iiams ofiiciatcd in the house and chapel, assisted by the Rev. D. P. Hopkins. The deceased left a little <Ia..ugnieir 14 moiitliB old, her husband, mother, and two sisters to mourn her loss- CONCERT.— A very successful concert was held at the Gounod School on Friday evening in aid of the Library. The committee in charge of the iunciion were Mrs Wiliiamt., Bryn Aw el; president; Mrs Daviej, Ysgoldy, treasurer; Miss Potter, Primrose Bank, stta-etary; also Mrs r3 -s Roberts, Glyndwr; Mrs Hughes, Blacnddol; Mrs Jonee, C¡¡",tc¡}; Mrs Gethm Jones, Tuhwnti'r- afon; Miss Jones, Tycklyiiiehn; JUi&o iiugnes, Tuhwnte'rafoi;; Miss Jones, Forchwel; Miss Da- vies, lthivvgoch; Mhs M. Williams, Castell; Miss A. Potter, Primrose Bonk Miss T. Jones, I Glandulyn; Miss Williams, LiwK n Coed. The room was beautifully decorated by Misses Pot- ter, E. D. Divicti, F. Jones, and Jti. J. Dayies. Mr H. Daves presided, Miss Potter being the accompanist-. The following took part:—bolos, illiK Maggie Jones, Miss L. Peris Owen, Miss Jones, Tyddyntelm; Mr T. O'Brien, Miss A. Potter. Eos v JJochwodd; recitation, Air E. Hughes, TyiM'wydd; duet, Misses Florie Jones and M. J. Dr.vies. Dialogue, Messrs E. Anwyl Jones iid Willie Hughes, Bloenddol. Mr W. Hughes v.on the prize for the best story- The Cenin I^ady's Choir also gave excellent selec- tions. After the concert trie audience was re- galed with an excellent supper, the following ladies having' charge of the tables:—Miss Ro- berts, Ptosdulyn; Mls Owen, Bull; Miss Wil- liams, Lhyyneoed; Miss Hughes, Tuhwnti'raion; Miss Davies, Riiiwgooh; Miss Jones, Glandulun; Misses PoWer, Miss Roberts, Carregvffordd; and Mis3 Hughes, Bloenddol; assisted by Mrs Da- viess, Mrs Jones, Bryiiawel; Mrs Hughes, Blacnddol; Mrs Jones, Tuhwnti'rafon; Mrs Jones, Castell; Mrs Williams, Tyddyn coed; Mrs W ilhams, Tydu; Mrs Roberts, Perthi; and Miss Jones, Forchwel.
TREFRIW. FAIR.—The annual fair was held in the vil- lagle on Saturday. A litrgo number attended, but the supply of cattle was less than usual.
CONWAY. R G. OWEN, F.S.M.C., Certified Optician, Lianrwst. At Compton House, Conway, hrst Friday in the month.—Advt. A.LR E. G. HEM.MtuRDE, M.P., has promised iO speak at a public meeting to be held m the Town Hall on November 17th. MAYORS DAY.-Tie annual mayoral pro- has been arranged to take place on 'Yednefday next, when tiie new Mayor (Dr. M. J. Morgan) together with the aldermen, coan- cnlors, and Coi-puration officials, will attend divine service at Carmel C.M. Chapel. After the .-iei" ice the Mayor will entertain the bur- gesses to a public tea at the Town Hall. SATURDAY'S FOOTBALL. On Saturday Conway will visit Holyhead in a League fixture, when the following players will do service for the 'Blues: Daniels, goal; Tom Jones and O. Ellis, backs; Arthur Owen, Bob Owen, and Frank Jones, half-backs; H. Rowlands, J. R. Jones, T. Atherton, Sam Parry, and Wil] Stone, forwards. 1 £ J. MEETING. — The annual preaching meetings in connection with the Car- mel Welsh C.M. Chapel are being held this week. The officiating ministers are the Revs. J. T. Job, Carncddi; Rev. W. R. Owen, Beth- esda Rev. J. Puleston Jones, Pwllheli; Rev. S. T. Jones, Conway, and the Rev. John Wil- liams, Brynsieneyn. ANilQUES IN CONW'AY.—It has long been a matter of surprise to collectors and others in- terested in antiques that in a town with the his- torical associations of Conway there should be no antique shop. This long-felt want has at last been supplied. On Monday the extensive pre- mises known as Birmingham House were opened in this capacity by Mr R. S. Johnson, son of the kite Mr Edward Killingworth Johnson. R.W.S., "f Sible Heddingham, Essex, a well-known exhi- oitioner at the Walker (Liverpool) and other art galleiies, and one of the thirty members of the old Water Colour Society. Mr Johnson has been fortunate in the choice of his premises, which are, of course, on the same side of the Iligh-st. as the famous old Elizabethan Pile, Plas Mawr, now the home of the Royal Cambrian Academy, and only a street's width from the Old A her- eon wy Restaurant, another of the town's old monuments. Mr Johnson has speciallv studied the old furniture and crockery characteristic of the Principality, and hopes to display an inte- resting collection soon. OBITUARY.-The death of Mr Samuel Wil- aams took place at his residence in Chappl-street on Friday morning, at the age of 48. Deceased a fatihfuj member of the Carmel Welsh (C.M.) Chanel, and was highly respected. The funeral tcok place on WTednesdav afternoon, the officiating ministers being the Rev. T. Gwvnedd Roberts and the Rev. William Jones (C.M.). An impressive service was conducted at the house, after which the employees of the Melbourne Works, where deceased had worked for many years, bore the remains to the St. Agrnes' Church Cemetery, where the interment took place. The funeral v.ms attended by a large number of the friends of deceased, the chief mourners being: The widow, four sons and two daughters, Mr and Mrs Robert Williams, Liverpool (brother and Miss Thomas, High-street; Mr Robert Thomas, High-street; Mrs Edwards and Mrs William Davies, both of Liverpool (ce,u-,in.); Mr Williams, Bagillt (uncle), and others. Amongst numerous wreaths and floral tributes received was a beautiful wreath from the employees of the Melbourne Works, and also from the Borough Band, of which deceased was at one time a member.
CORRESPONDENCE. HORTON v. COLWYN BAY COUNCIL. (To the Editor of the "Pioneer.") Sii-, -The short report appearing in your paper in reference to the action commenced by me against the Council for cutting off some of my drains has created an erroneous impression and having regard to the insinuations made by Mr W. Davies about, it, and to the fact that the Council were unable to discuss the business it is in all fairness to myself desirable to publish the main features of the case. The question involved is much more serious than paying the J62 2s referred to in the report, and which although in no way liable I agreed (after arranging the settlement) to pay, and thereupon instructions were given for the terms j agreed to be set out in a supplemental agreement. That agreement, however, wu never forth- coming. I wrote for it and asked for it but never rece:vrd it, and after the lapse of ten weeks there appeared in the Council's proceed- ings a minute to the effect that no steps were to be taken to carry7 out the terms of settlement unless I gave an open guarantee to pay all ex- penses. That guarantee was an "after thought" and came to my knowledge by seeing it in the Council's printed proceedings, but do not know how it got there. The Council, however, con- firmed it as a matter of course, and thereby passed the business into the hands of the officials, and being aware of the undercurrents working I t a settlement I sent the writ which had been taken out to preserve my right of action. A I! legal proceedings against District Councils have to be commenced within six months after the right of action arises or the remedy is lost. Before taking out the writ, I wrote three letters suggesting that during the negotiations the six months' time limit should not run against me, but the suggestions received no attention, and now some members are trying to make a grievance about it, and when the matter was mentioned at the last Council meet- ing, and an attempt made to discuss the business, it was not allowed lest any such discussion should disclose some features which were not within my knowledge. Such an attitude, however, seems strange for a public authority to assume, and only shows weak- ness which leads to troubie. There is nothing to hide, the facts are simple, and shortly stated are these :— Prior to the Act of 1902 the whole of the drainage from my property was discharged through the old sewer and outfall at the bottom of Rhos-road. The Act of 1902 gave the Council permission to appropriate the outfail and utilise it as a storm overflow. That permission was exercised, and in addition to utilising the outfall as a storm water over- flow the Council laid surface water connections to it from the Cavlev Estate. On appropriating the outfall the Council be- came fixed with obligations to pay compensation for dispossessing me of my drainage rights or provide me with a substituted means of drainage. Instead of paying compensation the Council elected to dispose of the drainage by diverting it into the interception sewer, and shortly after doing so they desired to alter it by what they called an extension drainage scheme, and said it would be an improvement on what they had given me in substitution of my rights, and no doubt it in-as intended as such; but my com- plaint is that in carrying out the work Mr Wil- liam Davies, the then chairman of the Sanitary Committee, and the officials disregarded the Council's intentions, and during my absence from home, cut off my drains and re-arranged their new scheme in total disregard of the con- tract which the Council made with me on the 10th December, 1907, in regard to such extension sew»er, and have since raised all manner of quibbles in trying to justify their conduct. The contract provides that all my drains and sewers are to be connected with the new exten- sion sewer "at the expense of the Council," and was prepared by Mr Amphlett, who for some particular reason desired to have it in a certain form, and in order to satisfy mv requirements he wrote me several letters, and in one of which (dated 28th November, 1907) he states:— "You are, I am sure, aware that when a local authority take up an old sewer or drain and substitute a new one they are bound by law to connect up to the new sewer or drain, any drains or sewers which were connected up to the sewer or drain to be abandoned, since you wish it however, I have added (to the contract) a recital to that effect." In carrying out the extension Fewer the officials altered the flow of my old drainace and cut off several of my old sewers and drains, and failed to connect them with the extension sew^r as provided by the contract, and thereby deprived me of the drainage svstern sriven in substitution of mv drainage rights. On referring them to the letters and contract they contended that they did not apply to anv of the drains and sewers cut off, because such drains and sewers contained some surface drainage, and alleged that it was contrary to the 1902 Act- for the Council to allow surface drainage to co into the sewers, and that if it were allowed, anv rate- payer could obtain an injunction against the Council to prevent it, because it increased the cost of pumping. If that, dictum were correct the Council ought by this time to have been served with in junctions enoutrh to paper the Council Offices for there arc larg-e quantities of surface water drainage discharging into the sewers in all parts of the district. But, the Council arc not prohibited from taking surface drainage into the sewers and the cost of pumping is very small and works out at 5s 8d for every 500.000 gallons. Surface drainage from my property alwavs dis- charged into the sewers in the same wav and to the same extent as in all other parts of the dis- trict. The quantity of surface drainage from that part, of my pronertv in question has been estimated at about 250.000 gallons for the whole year, and I agreed to pay the cost, two shillings and tennence. for pumping it. Not because I was liable. Not because the charge could be justified, but because being a member of the Council T wished if possible to avoid litigation over such quibbling nonsense, and it was ulti- mately agreed to settle the question on that basis, and to set out the terms in the supple- mental agreement to which I have referred, but was not forthcoming. Instead of the Act of 1902 excluding surface drainage fr^rn the sewers it actually makes pro- vision for it to go or. and when carrying out the large drainage scheme under the Act the Council have r n along the route from Llvsfaen to Rho, diverted all the surface drainage into the new sewer thev could not otherwise deal with. The only exceotion they have made is in re- gard to mv property, and in the first instance they dealt with my surface drainage in the same way as they dealt with all the drain- age from other parts of the district by diverting it into the large drainage scheme, and then they "cicvcrlv" re-arranged the drainage of mv property by the extension sewer so as to exclude it, and at the same t.ime turned surface drain- age from the Caylev Estate into the very same outfall through which the surface drainage from mv property had hitherto discharged, and the latest, contention is that the contract of 10th December, 1907, is void, because it has not been sanctioned by the Local Government, Board. The Council, however, took full advantage of the privileges I gave them bv that contract, and the writ has. been am ended to meet the con- tention about its being voitl if it should be actually r3iiWd. In order to show- the large quantities of sur- face drainage which discharge into the new sewerage scheme under the 1902 Act I beg to refer to the Council's published report for last month (September). That report shows that during the month 23.963,641 gallons of surÍ<1cc> drainage and sewage combined passed through the pumoing station, and of that quantity onlv about. 10,000.000 gallons would be domestic sewage, the remaining 13.963,641 gallons being surface drainage from thp whole district (ex- cluding mv property), and the cot of pumping it was JE7 15s 8d, and if the surface drainage from my property had been included it would have increased the amount bv a few coptwr-, WILLIAM HORTON. Brvn Dinarth, I 31st October, 1908.
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English and Welsh Markets. CAXXLE. LIVEKPOOL, Muia-lay.-A few less cattle m uurkct to-day. Although the trade in the early viae better, it iell away a, the uay advanced, i'ricvs, Itcw- ever, were not 4UOtaul> ai2ci-cm horn those current liit week. Very liuie didereiiee ill sbeep supply excepting that there w-'i e fewer really 1lI .jUi. ity Ulan usual on ouer. Demand slow, and tor ix uj. h chafces uiueh lower prices were accepted to eti'r.v< a clearance, i'riees :—jtteef titd to id; mutton ííd to od per lb. At market :—l,t>37 cattle and ó, cheep. Yv KiiXiiAii, Monday.-Tllere was a very mce supply of stveii to-day, and busmees was brisk, buyer; leuig pretty plentiful. Bed sold particularly well, UHH¡;Í1 pigs were quiet. (Quotations:—lieef bd to 7iti per lb., mutlun and lamb 7jd to 8|d per lb, veal 7d to ^-<4, Mid p;g £ irom 7s Sd to 9s 6d per score lbs BIIiMilsUHAM, Tue-sday.—Few b asts offering, and business inactive. Prices :-Be6t liereiords 6iJ; short- horns od to 6id; bulls and cows 4d to -4-fd; wetber sheep 7!d to 7Jd ewes and rams ofd to bid per lb. Short supply of pigs, but good mand; bacon pigs 9s 3d porkats 9s 9d to 10s; sows í 8 3d to 7s öQ per score. tALFORD, Tuesday.—Fat cattle showed an increase of over JOO; demand slightly improv~4, and piicea a shade firmer, but not tjuotably higher, Her ftds and pulled Scots made 61d shorthorns and Welsh bullocks 6d to 6^d; cows and bulls 3ici to ojd per lb. Sheep were over 1000 fewer than last week, choice light weights being scarce, and trade unchanged, « Ciieviots made Sid; other Scutch í J to bd; Irish id to íd per lb. Best veal calves scarce, prices rang- ing up to 8d. per lb. Cattle made a fair finish, but sheep closed badly. Numbers:—Cattle 2,185; sheep 7.092. COEN. LIYERFOOL, Tuesday —Whaet, very firm, with fair trade, id to ljd over Friday. 1 Manitoba, new, Sis CORN. LIVERPOOL, Tuesday —Whaet, very firm, with fair trade, id to lid over Friday. 1 Manitoba, new, Sis 3d to 8s 3id 2 Red Winter, new, 7s lid to 8s maize, slow trade, prime mixed, new 6s 6d; old, 7s 2d; plate, 5s íd to 5s 8d beans, Saidi, washed, 34e peas, Canadian, 7s 8d to 7s 8d; Odessa, 7s lCJtd to 7s lid; flour, unchanged to 6d dearer. Weather, fine, frosty, S.E. HAY AND STRAW. MANCHESTER. Monday. -Hay 4*d to 4, clover 5d to 6d, straw wheat 3d, oat 2d to 3d per stone. BUTTER. OORIi, Wednesday.—Average supply, brisk demand prices unaltered and firm. Firsts 103s; seconds 100s; thirds 97s; fourths 90s; mild cured: Superfine lO:3s; fine mild 101s choicest boxes 103s; fresh butter 106s. WOOL BRADFORD, }f"nda.y.lhe tone of the market to- day is exceedingly strong, and prices of crossbreds show a sharp advance. Forty-sixes, which ten ('a.8 ago could be bought at Hid, are now quoted it :b to Is (Jd. Forties are IOd to lid. Sixties Merino re. is a in fully firm at is 10id., the advance has, however, checked buying, and there is not the same vtjluwa 01 business as last week. MEAT. BUTTER. AND EGGS. BANGOR, Friday.—Fresh butter, Is 4d per lb; fresfc eggs, 8 to 9 for I-, Irish, Danish, and Canadian butteis Is Id to Is 4d per lb; beef 7d to 10ci mutton, 7d to lOd; lamb 8d to lOd veal, Sd to 10d pork 7id to lOd; ham íd to lOd bacon 7 £ d to 9d fat pip 3d to3. geven eight potatoes 241bs for ls; carrots 2 for led per lb turnips |d to Id parsnips- Id peas 6d cabbages Id to 3d each cauliflowers 2d to 6d; eeh-ry 2d to 3d per stick lettuce Id each leek Id bunch cucumbers 6d to 8d each grapes (English) 25 6d to 5s per lb; do., (foreign), 6d to 8d mellons, (English) 2s fid each tomatoes 6d tolOd per apple@ Hd to 6d pears 2d and 6d each; chickens 4s to 48 6d per couple fowls 2s 6d each ducklings 2s 6d to 3s 9d each hares 2s to 3s 6d rabbits 9d pigeons Is 4d to Is Gd per brace; pheasants 5s partridges 4s 6d geeee 8d per lb turkeys Is 2d; salmon Is 6J soles Is to Is 6d turbot Is 2d; brill is halibut 9d lemon sotae 9d plaice 4d to 6d whiting do; dabs 4d; gurnets 3d hake 4'1 mackerel 4d to 6d each skate 3d to 4d per lb ood do; haddocks 4d white buit 6d per pint; prawns Is per lb; shrimps 5d per pint. LLANGEFNI, Thursday.—Butter Is 2d per lb eggs 10 for Is beef 6d to 8d per lb mutton 7d to 9d lamb 10d veal 7d to 8d pork 6d W-Sd fat pigs 3d: little pigs 10s to 15s each fowls Is to Is 6d ducks 2s to 2s Gd potatoes 6s to 6s 6d per sack eats 15s pe* quarter.
North Wales Fairs. November 16th.—Cerygydruiaion, Wrexham, Welshpool November 17th.—Bodedern, Corwen November 13th.—Llanerchymedd, Abergele, Tywyn Meirionydd. November 19th.—Llangefni. November 20th.—Bettws, Ruabon
Births, Marriages, and Deaths. DEATHS. LLOYD-JONES.—November 6th. aged 60 years, Catherine, the beloved wife of Hugh Lloyd-Jones, chemist. 21, Craigvdon-road, Upper Bangor SAWERS.—November 7, at 14, South Avenue, Rhyl, in her 76th year, Jessie Sawers. SALT', SBURY. -Nov. 3, at St. Asaph, suddenly, Major Edward Pembert-on Salusbury, of Baehygraig,
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COLWYN BAY. PREACHERS FOR SUA,AY. St. Paul's Church: Services at 11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Mission Chutch, Coed Pella-road: 11 a.m. arid 6.30 p.111. English Congregational: Rev. Thomas Lloyd, favtir. Salem (Welsh Congregational): Rev. Henry Wil- liams, pastor. St. John's Wesleyan Morning, service as usual, 11; evening, service as usual, 6.30. Nant-y-Glyn-ioad Wesleyan: Morning, service as aaual evening, service as usual, 6.30. Tabernacle (Welsh Baptist): Rev. Peter Jones, pastor. English Baptist: Rev. H. T. Cousins, Ph.D., pastor. Engedi (C.M.): Rev. J. Thomas, M.A., Menai Bridge. Bethlehem (C.M.): Rev. Evan Hughes, Uaniludno. Hermon (C.M.) Rev. H. Roberts, Capel Curig. Seion (C.M.): Rev. D. Jones, Penygroe*. Rhiw-road (C.M.): Rev. T. James, l'enmaihno. Horeb, Rhiw-road (Welsh V> oslcyan) Services, morn, ing and evening. Presbyterian Rev. Joseph Evans. Soriely of Friends (Eistine road): Meeting at 11 a.m. Old Baptist Union (Greenfield-road): Services 11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. African Institute: Service at 7 p.m., addresses being given by the African Students and friends. MR WM. DAVIES and family, Glyn Dwr, beg to thank all those who have shown their kind sympathy towards them in their recent sad be- reavement.—11870p. Y.M.C.A. BUILDING CAMPAIGN. Owing to an unforseen occurrence, Lord Kinnaird will not be able to visit Colwyn Bay until the 28th inst, when he hopes to attend the opening func- tion in connection with this compaig-n. Senous work will begin on the following Monday, 30th inst., closing on December 10th. THE WESLEY GUILD. At last Thursday evening's meeting of the Guild at the Horeb Wesleyan Chapel, an illustrated lecture on mis- sionary work in China was given by the resident minister, the Rev. J. Wesley Hughes. The lec- ture, which was most interesting and instructive, WitS much enjoyed by the large audience present. Mr E. W. Roberts, of Savannah, occupied the chair. KNGEDI (C.M.) CHAPEL. Mr 1..1. Williams, B.A., presided over Monday's meeting of the Literary Society, when an exceedingly interest- ing paper was read by Mr David Lewis, one of the vice-presidents, on "Sir George Williams, founder of the Y.M.C.A." In the discussion that followed Messrs T. R. Lewis, David Tho- mas, R. Roberts (Hazelhurst), and W. O. Hughes also took part. RECOVERING. —Mr Buckley, senr., of La Kovia, is steadily recovering from his recent Berious illness. PREACHING MEETINGS. The annual preaching meetings at Hermon (C.M.) Chapel were held on Tuesday and Wednesday, when spccial sermons were preached by the Rev. R. R Hughes, B.A., Holyhead, and Rev. J. T. Job, Bothesda. iiETHLEHEM LITERARY SOCIETY —Mr E. D. Jones presided over Monday's meeting of this society, when two papers were read by Mr David Roberts. Llys Blodwen, on the "Rev. Richard Owen, the Revivalist," and Mr Thomas Jcnos, Llys Cynfal, on "The Last Revival." S-ALEM LITERARY SOCIETY.—"Reading" Tras the subject of an instructive address by the Rev. J A. Enoch at the weekly meeting of this society on Thursday evening. The Rev. H. R. Williams presided At the close the speaker was accorded a hearty vote of thanks, on the proposition of Mr R. Whittington, seconded by Mr II ushes, Woodcroft. LIGHT RAILWAY EXTENSION DIS- CUSSED.—A meeting of the Rhiw-road (C.M.) Literary and Debating Society was held in the Schoolroom on Thursday evening, when an enquiry" was held respecting the proposal to extend the light railway to the end of Rhiw- road. Messrs David Parry, Francis Hughes and T J. Dowell acted as Light Railway Com- missioners. The scheme was described by Mr H. Owen, Greenfield-road, and Messrs Hugh Roberts, Douglas House, and H. Owen, Llys Powell, appeared as witnesses in support of the promoters' application. Mr Fred. Griffiths, Craigwen, appeared as counsel for the opposition, whilst Messrs J. Lloyd, Douglas House; R. P. Bowen, and J. Davies, Old Colwyn, were his witnesses. The proceedings were of a most amusing character. On being put to the meeting the majority was found to be in favour of the proposal. TEAMS FOR SATURDAY.—After their re- cent cup-tie engagements the Colwyn Bay tea.m will return tu their League engagements on Saturday, when tlie-j wiii oppose iieaumaris on the Rhois Fields, liie Angieseyites were vic- torious in the corresponding gamoe last year by £ > gcali to 1, so 'nat the "10ca1>" have a big cleicat to revenge. The home team will be: C. Haliwood; II. loukin and O. E. YYillianii; E. Griffiths, T. Wtilings, and R. Rowlands; Moss Jones, W. Jones, '1. MeCann (cupt.), W. Parry, and J. LI. Owen. On the sallie day the Re- serves will journey to Denbigh to meet the Den- bigh Church Guild, and wilt be represented as fo!!ow .V. Roberts; W. Cluttun, G. Booth, P. Hughes, W. 11. Hughes, llowel Priwhard, J. Dare, E. Reckless, J. '1'. Owen, Kay, and R. Jones- SiLVOGRAPlI PICTURES. This week's programme of pictures at the Public Hall, has been specially interesting, and has drawn good audiences. Principal among the films shown were "Sherlock Holmes," "The Enchanted Pond (a beautifully coloured film), "The Sea- side G rt,' and "The Yawner," comics. As the hall has been booked for another purpose the pictures will bo withdrawn for a week, from this (Thursday) evening, but will be a.g'ain pro iluoed after the 20th inst. LANTERN LECTURES.—Mr C. R. Chap- lin, the well-known local photographer, had charge of the lime-light lantern at the limelight lectures given at Nantyglyn on Saturday, and St. Paul's Church Room on Monday. U.K.C.T.A. The usual monthly executive committee meeting of the North Wales branch of this association was held at the headquarters, Im- perial Hotel, Colwyn Bay, on Saturday, Mr W. G resty (chairman) presiding. Several important matters were dealt with in view of the annual general meeting, which is to be held on Decem- ber 5th, when the election of officers for the en- suing year will take place. TFIE BROTHERHOOD. At last Sunday's meeting of the Christian Brotherhood, Mr R. Thomson, J.P., gave an excellent address on the "Religion of Jesus." Mr L. Greenfield sang two Bolos acceptably. Mr J. Crompton presided. MR TENNYSON SMITH, who begins a tem- perance campaign at Colwyn Bay to-day (Thurs- day), comes direct from a great success at Nairn, in tho North of Scotland. For a week past the Public flail there has been packed with enthusi- astic audiences, and soma 200 pledges were taken. Y.M.C.A. MEN'S MEETING.—Last Sunday- afternoon's meeting for men, held in the large reading room of the Young Men's Christian Association was well attended. After a discus- sion on a Biblical topic, the men listened with considerable interest to a short lecture on "Eclipses," given by Mr C. E. Elcock, and at the conclusion of the lecture, several questions were put and suitably answered. The members are anticipating hearing occasional addresses by Dr Mariette on "Nature" topics during the winter months. Y.M.C.A. SURPLUS SALE.—The rooms of the Y.M.C.A. presented a very bright appear- ance of the occasion of the sale of articles left over from a recent sale of work last week. Members of the ladies auxiliary were present, and assisted at tho stalls, and numerous ladies called in to make purchases. The proceeds of the sale were very satisfactory, thoug'h a num- ber of articles still remain on hand. Y.M.C.A- CHESS CLUB.—Members of the Young Men's Christian Association Chess Club visited Abergele cn Saturday and played mem- bers of the local club. Of the eight games played, the visiting team won three and Aber- gele five. Five games of draughts were also played, the score being, Colwyn Bay 3, Aber- gele 1. The Abergele team will shortly visit Cc 1 wyn Bay. "P,.P. BOY SCOUTS.-Two patrols went out. for practice on Saturday. The scoutmaster led off with (ne patrol for a cross-country maroh; sco it signs were left en route, and it was the duty of the secooid patrol to follow, tracking the route. This was successfully done, and the boys are to be complimented upon the clever way in which they accomplished their pa.rt. Drill and semaphore signalling wafl prac- tised on the hill tops, a thoroughly enjoyable and instructive afternoon being spent THE SURVEYOR'S OFFICE.-Mr J. P. Hughes, whose term of service as pupil to tho Council's surveyor has expired, has Leen engaged by the Council as a junior assistant. TRAM SERVICE.—Since Monday the tram service has been changed somewhat. Formerly every car ran through to Llandudno, but, accord- ing to the new time table, a fifteen minutes' ser- vice will be run between Colwyn Bay and Rhos, with a half-hour service to Llandudno. Under this system one car proceeds from Colwyn Bay to Rhos-on-Sea and returns, whilst the next car out runs on to Llandudno directlv NANTYGLYN P.S.E. The proceedings at Nantyglyn on Saturday evening were well at- tended by an enthusiastic audience. A popular lecture, illustrated by limelight views, was de- livered by the Rev. Frederick J. Briggs, entitled "The scenery of England and the causes of it." The lecture proved most interesting, and was greatly enjoyed. GUY FAWivES' DAY.—During the past few years the celebrations on the "fifth" have been gradually dying out. Notable amongst the pre- parations which have been 'discontinued are those at Rydal Mount. In former years the college was the centre of attraction on the popular night, and great was the fun derived. Last Thursday was comparatively quiet, there being no demon- stration, with the exception of two small iires in the "upper reaches," and the firing of few squibs in places where the police couid not inter- fere. CAKE AND APRON SALE. Yesterday afternoon a well attended cake and apron sale was held in the Schoolroom attached to St. John's Wesleyan Church, in aid of missionary work. The opening ceremony wa3 performed by Mr Davies-Green, of Wolverhampton, in the absence of his wife through ill-health, and he was accorded a hearty vote of thanks on the proposi- tion of Mr J. Dicken, J.P., seconded by Mr H. W. Jones. During the afternoon the ladies offered for sale an abundance of useful and fancy articles which found a ready sale. Tea was also served. Mr T. J. Linekar gave an organ recital in the church in the evening, which was well attended, whilst the cantata "Child Life in Our Mission Field" was given by the children of the St. John's and Nantyglyn Churches, conducted by Mr and Nantyglyn Churches, conducted by Mr Simpson. The various stalls were in charge of the follow- ing ladies:- Fancy Stall: Mrs Geo. Osborn, Miss Moss, Miss Bradbury, Miss Beilaers, Miss Wilkins, Miss Attwood, Miss Sherw n, Miss McNab. Sweet Stall: Miss Patrick, Miss Hall, Miss Jones, Mrs Turner. Cake Stall Miss Campbell, Mrs Anderson, Miss M. Buckley, Miss Millicent Williams, Miss A. Parry. Flower Stall: Misses Adamson, Mrs F. Tucker, Miss G. Thomas, Miss M. Owen. Refreshments: Mrs William Schofield, Miss Toinkinjon, Mrs Halliwell, Miss Halliwell, Miss Crump. AN INTERESTING WEDDING. A pretty wouding' NNao jyjiomuuaod last week at Paul t> Ciiuroa, the contracting parties being Mr Alfred i'anmlloc, ol L,onuuu, and jxiiiM Mary Meakin, oi Enesnicre, colwyn Bay, daughter u, tile late Mr Taos. XvleaKin, 01 EnUon. ine officiating clergy were the Rev. D. W. Roes, iYi-A., u ran ton, brother-in-law oi the bridegroom, and tue Re\. lie ess -Nioricis, M.A., (Jul ivy a Bity. btrxice was fully choral, and there was a Jll 1'b \j attendance oi guests and I rl011<k at tiio ciiui'c-:i. As t110 congregation asusmbled the or gunist (Air Chris. liuwis) played a voluntary. ill due course, while the congregation sang a hymn, the bride appeared. Site waa cii&rimngl'y atured in a white satin dices of the empire style, trimmed with chilton, and were a wieath ot white heather and orange blossoms. She carried a shower bouquet ol white robes, lilies of the valley, and orchids, and wore a pearl pendant, both tine gifts of the bridegroom. She was attended by her sisters, the Misses Florence and Gladys Meakin, and her cousins, Misses Minna and Ethel Meakin as bridemaids. They were attired in biscuit-coloured voile over whito silk with brown picture hats to matoh, and wore pearl pendants, their shower bouquets ue- ing of brown chrysanthemums, the gifts oi the bridegroom. bridegroom. Master James Ernest Farmilloe, who was dressed in a velvet suit with lace collar, acted as page. The best man was Mr George Farmilloe, brother of tlae bridegroom. The bride was given away by Dr. Mariette, Colwyn Bay. As the happy couple left the church, Mr Ilindo performed Mendelssohn's "Wedding Marc'h" on the organ. Later, a reception was held at the- Colwyn Bay Hotel, when a large number of guests were received by the bride's sister, Mrs F. Heaton, of Endon. Tho lounge of the hole! had been beautifully decorated and fitted up as a recep- tion room, the management having excelled themselves in thi3 direction. At 4 o'clock Mr and Mrs Farmilloe drove to R'hyl, en route for the Continent, where the honeymoon is t-o be spent. The carriages were provided by Messrs J- Fred Francis and Sons.
OLD COLWYN. TREACHERS FOR SUNDAY. English Services: St. John's Church, 11 a.m. and 7 j).m. Thursday, 7 p.m. Baptist: 11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m., Rev. E. T. Davies. Congregational Rev. G. B. File. Penmaen Welsh Wesleyan Services at 10 a. Ul. and 6 p.m. English Wesleyan Morning, service as usual; even- ing, service as usual. Welsh Congregational Chapel Rev. W. E. Jones (I'enllyn). Hebron (Welsh C.M.) Rev. Lewis Williams (pastor). BROTHERHOOD.—The Brotherhood meeting was very well attended on Sunday afternoon, when Mr D. Tomkinson, of Colwyn Bay, gave an earnest address on "The attainment of true Brotherhood." Mr A. Kitson presided, and Mr Breese sang a solo in fine style. The president announced that so far the Brotherhood Labour Bureau had fulfilled its mission. The men who had registered their names had all been found work to do. Mr F. Say age is the secretary. P.M.A.-Thc Committee of the Pleasant Mon- day Afternoons for Women are following up their recent series of lectures on "Laundry Work," by another series of four lectures on Nursing. The first lecture was given last Monday after- noon, the other three to follow each other on consecutive Mondays. The meetings are held in the English Wesleyan Chapel, and Miss G. E. Williams, certificated nurse (Guy's Hospital), ig the lecturer. Practical demonstrations are given at intervals. G F.S.-On Friday the candidates of the G.F.S. (in charge of Miss Jenkins) were entertained to tea kindly given by Mrs Heenan, of Uwchydon. About 80 girls sat down to the tables. Sub- sequently, after the Vicar, on behalf of the children, had thanked Mrs Heenan for her hospitality, the tables were soon cleared, and the room arranged for a magic lantern lecture, which was delivered by the Rev. LI. A. Richards, entitled "Led by the Lord." The children much enjoyed the lecture, and listened most attentive- ly for an hour and a quarter. Votes of thanks were accorded Miss Jenkins and all who h.id assisted her with the tea. Recitations and sonfrs were rendered by several members of the Band of Hope, and on bc'ng dismissed each girl re- ceived a cake from Mrs Heenan. "THE LANGUAGE OF BIRDS." Dr. Parry's beautiful cantata, "The Language of Birds," was presented at the Hebron Welsh Chapel by a children's choir, on Wednesday even- ing last week. The choir, conducted by Mr G. Jones, gave an excellent rendering. The soloists were:—Cuckoo song, Miss Katie Parry, Hendre Villa ;goldfiriches' duet, Miss Maggie Jones and Master D. Lewis Jones; robin song, Master D. Jones; eagle's recitation, Mr Evan Jones, Gwyn- fa eagle's song, Mr Hugh Hughes, Penmaenan; child's recitation, Master Wilhe Hugh Williams, Llvs Cerniew; wren s song, Miss Christ, mas Wil- liams. Glasfor; thrush's song, Miss Fanny P. Jones. Other characters were borne by Miss Katie Parry, Sea View: Miss Amy Williams, Miss A. Jones, Teyrdan Hall, and Miss Elsie A. Jones. Tevrdan Hall. LECTURE.—Under the auspices of the local Habitation of the Primrose League, addresses are to bo given in the Assembly Rooms to- morrow (Friday) evening, at 7.30, on "Tariff Re- form." Special speakers have been engaged, and Mr F. Lloyd Priestley will deliver an address in Welsh. HEBRON LITERARY SOCIETY. On Monday evening there was a good attendance at Hebron Literary Society. The subjects for the evening were "Socialism" and "Individualism," which were introduced respectively by Mr Hugh Hughes, Penmaen, and the Rev. Lewis Wil- liams.
ABERGELE. CHESS MATCH. A match was played be tweeti Abergele and Colwyn Bay Y.M.C.A., in the Ship Cafe, on Saturday, and ended in a. victory for Abergele by five games to three. In the last game between W. E. Jones and Sum- mers, which decided the match, Mr Jones won after a keen and exciting struggle. Scores: Abergele: Mr T. Samuels, 2; Mr W. E. Jones 1; .Dr. Wolstenholme, 0; Mr P. Chambers, 2. Colwyn Bay: Mr F. Bulley, 0; Mr A. Summers, 1; Mr S. Johnson, 2; Mr H. E. Wright, 0. SUPPER. On Friday evening, at the Sara- cen's Head, Bettws, Messrs Henry Hills and Cq., Amlwch, entertained to supper close on one hun- dred of their customers, including many of the large farmers in the county of Denbigh. Mr J. T. Parry provided an excellent menu. Mr L. Hughes, a member of the firm, addressed the company, and dwelt upon the advantages of using chemical nianuret in farming. POLICE COURT. This court was held on Saturday, before Sir Herbert Roberts, Bart, (presiding), Dr. Peter Jones, Major Hughes, and Mr John Hannah.— The licence of the Penybont Inn, Abergele, was transferred from Mr J. C. Knight to Mr Grey Jones.—In accordance with the decision of the Standing Joint Committee, Mr R. Jones, of "The Visitor" Office, was appointed official interpre- ter to the court.—David Morris, of Penlwys, Old Colwyn, was summoned for driving a vehicle without having lights in Market-street on Octo- ber 21st. P.O. M. Davies said that the defen- dant had neither lamps nor lights of any descrip- tion, although he had to travel with his cart to Old Colwyn after 7 p.m. Fined 10s and 7s 6d costs.—Mr Chambers, schcol attendance officer, brought before the court a number of parents whose children had 1Wt attended school regular- ly. He stated they wore ail cases in which the children regularly missed school one or two half days each week, and the committee wanted to put a stop to the practice. The Bench imposed the follow; ng penalties: David Parry, 12, Mount I Pleasant, Abergele, 2s 6d and 5s 6d costs; Lewis Davies, 1, Mount Pleasant, 2s 6d and 5s 6d costs; Jane Jones, 2, The Numbers. Abergele, Is and 5s 6d costs; Robert Jones, 19, Peel-street, 5s and 5s 6d costs; Walter Davies, 5, Rhuddlan-rd., 5s and 5s 6d costs; Elias Jones, 8, Pennington- terrace, 2s 6d and costs; Hugh Evans, Gadlas, Lianclduias, Is and costs. In the ease of Wm. Griffiths, 8. Chapel-street, a medical certificate was produced, and the Bench dismissed the case. SMITHFIELD SALES. On Monday, Mr Charles P. Sheffield (who has taken over the Abergele Smithfiold from Mr Wil- son Jones), conducted his first sale, when the entry of stock was quite the largest seen at Aber- gele since the foundation of this convenient mar- ket. Buyers were in attendance from all parts, < nd the entry comprised 83 prime fat and store cattle, and 720 sheen and lambs from Lady McLarcn, Messrs D. Miller, Hughes.Bronhaulog; Jones. Pontro Ucha; Hughes, Bettws; Grafton. Voryd; Parry, Vaenol; Evans, Pentre Mawr; Ffoulkes, Ilendro Cyaa; Owens, Hendrefawr; V nughen. Tymawr Edwards, Towvn Owens, Gors; Roberts, Sarnrue Pierce, Peniarth Fawr: Evans, Tan Las; P. Jones, Llangerniew; Ed- wards, Fnchell; Jones, Go/Tryn Edwards, Gainc; Lloyd Jones, Dinorben: Pierce Thomas, St. George: Hughes. Taiidderwen: Parry, Saracen's Hoad; Roberts, Brynrrwvn; Jones, Brynelian; Davies, Penybryn; Roberts, Llanfair: Jones, Tidion: Roberts, Canol; Jones, Plas Newydd; Pierce, BrynlTanigol Vcha. The sale was attended by butchers from Llan- dudno. CoHvyn Bay, Festiniog, Lln.nrwst, Bet- tvvsycoed, Rhyl. Prestatyn, St. Asaph, Denbigh, etc., who expressed their rediness to support the next sale, which will be held on Monday, 23rd November. The sales arc held every alternate Monday. Mr Sheffield is now preparing a prize list for the Christmas sale at Abcgele.
LLANDDULAS. RECOVERING.—The Rrv. Canon C. F. Ro- berts continues to make satisfactory progress after his recent illness. He is now able to go out of doors for short periods daily.
LLYSFAEN" SLEEPING OUT.—At a special police court on Tuesday, nt Rhyl. a domestic servant named Mary Jones, who was said to belong to Llys- faen, was bound over for six months. It was proved that she had been found sleeping out at Ff vnnonoToew. POLICE PROTECTION. — A meeting of a sub-committee, composed of Mr L. W. Jeif Pott-it (chairman of the S.J.C.). Mr Gomer Ro- berts, Major Leadbetter (Chief instable), and Mr W. R. Evans (clerk to the County Council), representing Denbighshire; and Mr T. W. Grif- fiths (chairman Carnarvonshire Standing Joint Committee). Councillor John Lev,-is, Portmadoc. Colonel Ruck (Chief Constable), and Mr Bodvel Roberts (clerk to the County Council), for Car- narvonshire, was held at the New County Build- ings, Colwyn Bay, yesterday afternoon, to en- quire into an application for additional protee-, tion at Llysfaen. The discussion was carried on in orivate. |. QUARRYMEN AND TARIFF REFORM.— While on a visit of inspection to the Messrs Raynes' quarries on Monday, the Hon. Mrs Laurence Brodriek addressed over two hundred of the employees on Tariff Reform. In a short, pointed little speech she dwelt upon the advan- tage' kieh would be gained if tho industry were protected from foreign comnnt itinn. All- Sander- son conveyed the gist of the speech to the men in Welsh. At tho close Captain Murray, the manager, cordially thanked the men for the heertv manner in which they had responded to the invit-ifion to attend the meeting, and at his request the gathering accorded Mrs Brodriek three rousing cheers as she drove away.
LLANDUDNO JUNCTION, ABANDONED.—At a meeting field at Pen- sarn School on Tuesday evening it waj; resolved that o"illg' to lack of support and the difficulty in finding a suitable room for rehearsals, to abandon the idea of forming a United Choral Society for the Junction at present. PREACHING MEEIINGb. The annual preaching nioetiugs were held at the Welsh Baptist Chapel on Monday, Tuesday, and Wed- nesday, when sermons were delivered by lie v. E T. Jones, Llanelli, Rev. R. G. Roberts, Car- narvon, and Dr. J. Spinthe.r James, M.A-, Llan- dudno. OBITUARY.—The death occurred on Satur- day of Mrs Elias Jones, Broad-street-, wife of Mr Elias Jones, butter and egg merchant. De- ceased, who was in her 70th year, had been a faithful member of the Welsh Congregational Chapel at the Junction for many years. The interment-, which was attended by a large num- ber of friends and relatives, took place at Llan- gwstenin on Tuesday, the Rev. Luther Thomas officiating" at the house, and the ltector at the graveside. COUNCIL SCHOOL APPOINTMENTS. — For the post of headmaster of the Llandudno Junction Council School there were over 90 applicants. The following throe gCliLIcmen have been selected to appear before the County Edu- cation Committee at Carnarvon to-dary (Thurs- day), namely, Messrs William Williams, B.A., at present headmaster of Pensarn Schools; R. O. Pritehard, Bryn Euryn, and J. Lloyd Mor- ris, Manchester. For the post of infant mis- tress the following have been selected for the final voting:—Miss Jones, Bethesda; Mis., Preay, Carnan on, and Miss Catherine Jones, W rcxham. PROPOSED TESTIMONIAL. A move- ment has boen started with a view of recognis- ing tho valuable' services rendered by Miss Hig- gins, of River View, to the church at the Junc- tion. For upwa,rds of sixteen years Miss Hig- g';ns has served gratuitously as organist of the church. She has also been one of the most' energetic church-workers in the parish, and for many years was a faithful Sunday Sehoel toacher. With a view of furthering the object an influential committee has been formed with the. following officers: Rev. E. James, B.A. (chairman), Mr William Williams, B.A. (trea- surer), and Mr D. Clwyd Griflith (hon. secre- tarv). THE CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY. The quarterly meeting of the Llandudno Junction and District Co-operative Society was held on Tuesday evening, Mr J. Hulse presiding. It was resolved to pay a dividend of Is lOd in the on mom £ on members' purchases which would absorb £72 8s 4d. Messrs Pef-cr Gray and R. Hussey were re-elected members of the committee- WESLEYAN CHAPEL IMPROVEMENTS. —The members of the "Preswylfa" Welsh Wes- leyan Chapel at Llandudno Junction have de- cided to effect extensive alterations to their place of worship. It is proposed to erect anew schoolroom, make certain alterations to the pre- sent edifice, and also provide heating apparatus. With the object of raising funds for the pro- pr>ed improvements, the members at their meeting on Tuesday evening decided to promote a TIIE RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION. — The weekly meeting of the General Committee of this Association was held o Monday even- ing. The report of the deputation which at- tended the Conway Rural District Council last week was adopted, and a vote of thanks accord- ed Messrs R. Johnson, Peter Gray, and J. H. Irlam. Mr Irlam explained t.hat the deputation were informed that the Rural Council had no power to either support or oppose the proposed scheme of the Conway Corporation for supply- ing the upper portion of the Junction with gas. (The Publio Hall question was again discussed, and it was decided to appoint a sub-committee to consider the suggestions made, and report thereon to a future meeting. Tho committ.c.e appointed consisted of the Chairman, Messrs Henry Nevitt, John Hughes, George Edwards, and R. S. Hughes. CHORAL SOCIETY.— "Cerddor" writes:- "As one keenly interested in music, I should like to ask why the proposal to establish a United Choral Society was abandoned. I am convinced that there axe but few places in North Wales that can boast of better musicaj talent than Llandudno Juncion, and I cannot think of a more convenient centre for establishing a suo- cessful choral society. Some time ago Mr H. Lane Wilson, the eminent vocalist and com- poser, after visiting the various churchea and chapels in the distract, declared that it was sel- dom he had heard such exoeliont voices and such splendid congregational singing. And .}etJ we cannot even boast of a single choral so- ciety." R-KILV, AYME.N'S TEMPERANCE UNION. The first of a series of mecuuyb in connection with the lccai branch of the L. and N.-W. Rail- way men's Tomperance Union was held on ari- dity evening at the Presvvyiia Welsh Wesleyan Chapel. T&ere wob a fair attendance 01 juven- iles and ladies, but the number of raihvaymc'ii present waa very meagre. The Rev. Philip Pries was the chairman. Mr S. Rowlands, ot Rhyl, delivered all address with much vigour, and gave instances of tho ruin caused through drink. The Chairman fol- lowed with a short address, and said the Licens- ing Bill now before Parliament was one of tno greatest qtl>E;;3Ùons jlie world ever saw. in every iipU.nilot and town in the country tll,cre was a war going on between champions of temperance on one side and the champions of drink on the otiher. lie suggested that a message be sent from that meeting" to the House oi Lords ask- ing that the Biii should be passed without any alteration or weakening. lie had a word of praise for the Railway men's Union for what it was doing in the interests of hobriety. lie did not knew of any form of induf-tiv, where sobriety )N- as more essential. He wished c\ery success to the Union, which should have a branch in eHTV town and cistrici. An inspiriting address wa"- afterwards deliver- ed by the Rev. Robert Williams, M.A., of Gian Conway. During the evening, music was rendered by Mr David Roberts" party and others. A vote approving the Government's Licensing Bill was passed.
LLANGERNYW. THAXKf-GU VING SKKVICES.- -The difcront denominations in the district held their annual thanksgiving meetings on Friday. Special ser- mons were delivered at the Parish Church, while the Baptists and Calvinistic Methodists held prayer meetings. AINON (B.) CHAPEL.—The annual preach- ing meetings of the Ainon congregation were neld on Tuesday night and Wednesday last, when Revs. Morgan Jones and Evan Williams, both from South Wales, officiated. SCHOLASTIC.—Out of three candidates in the fmal selection, the Denbighshire Education Com- mittee last week appointed Mr Daniel G. Jones, of Blaenau Festiniog, to the headmastership of Pandy Tudur Council School, with a salary of £ 90 and house. PERSONAL.—Professor Henry Jones. M.A., Ll.D., Glasgow, paid a flying visit on Friday to his native place, on his way from attending the burial of Professor Edward Catrd, Oxford, his predecessor in the Chair of Philosophy at Glas- gow University. TESTIMONIALS.—By a curious coincidence, two rutin os of Llangernyw during the last few days have been presented with testimonials, both having served in their respective spheres for a period of 40 years. One is Mr Wm. Thomas (a native of Llangernyw), schoolmaster at Ponty- beren, South Wales, on his completing a record period of service ii-I th the South Waiiaris, while on Monday night the Rev. H. Cernyw Williams (B.), Cor wen, was presented with a testimonial on completing 40 years of active service in the ministry. The chairman of the meeting at Cor- wen was the Rev. W. G. Owen (Llifon). Ad- dresses were given by the Revs. J. H. Hughes, Manchester David Powell, Liverpool; E. K. Jones, Brymbo, and P. Williams (Pedr Hir), Boot1". besides local niinist ers. HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICES wore held in the Parish Church to-day wick a.nd on Friday. The services were as fcflow:- Thursday evening, in Welsh, the Rev. 0. G. Pritehard, Capel Gatrmon, preached; Friday, 8.15 £ .m., HoJv Commtmion; 10.30, Welsh -,er- viec and sermon, preacher, the Vicar of Capel Gannon; English services at 3 p.m., when the Rev. J. Thomson Jones, of Towyn, preached, and elsh service at 7, the preacher being the Rev- R. William, of Lianbedr. The Rectors of r, Llanr-annan, and Trofarth, also assis- ted at the services. Tlij congregations were large, and the singing of the choir, under the condtictor. hip of Mr H. Barnwell, was excellent. Miss K. Jones, The Cottage, accompanied effi- ciently. Tho church was tastefully decorated ho Mr W. and his assistants from Hafod- iinos Gardens. The offertories during the fes- tival were in aid of the Diocesan Societies.
LLANFAIRFECHAN, HARRIERS' CL( B.—A Harriers' Club has been formed at Llanfairfechan, and already a fair number of members have joined. It is hoped to arrange sports in the course of the winter. I* GOT BALL CT,IUB,-Thf, Football Club hav- ing been refused permission to play on the station held, have now commenced practising on the green patch on the promenade. Last week they defeaten the Conwriv-Deganwy Wednesday team. THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. Owing to the prevalence of measles, the elementary schools are still closed, but it is expected that they will t>e re-opened next Monday. NEW WAITING ROOM. A new waiting room is being erected on the up platform at the railway station, and it is expected that it will be ready in a fortnight's time. This improvement, for which the District Council have agitated for some years, is a much-needed one.
PENMAENMAWR. R G. OW EN, F.S.M.C., Certified Optician, Lianrwst. At C-ompton House, Corn way, first Friday in the month.—Advt. LOCAL SUCCESS.—it is gatifying to note that Mr Stewart Coverley, son of Councillor J. S. Coverley, has successfully passed his tinal dental examination for the degree of L.D.S. of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. THE MALE VOICE CHOIR.—The members of this choir will hold their first practice of the session on Monday evening", when Mr Christmas Jones will again take up the baton- death occurred on Tues- day morning" of Mr Randell Thomas (Victoria Cottage), who was well-known and resp-ctod in the town. He leaves a widow and four children EBENEZER LITERARY SOCIETY.—At a meeting on Thursday evening, Mr Edward Wil- liams presided. A paper was read by Mr J. P. Owen on "The Characteristics of the Welsh Nation." JERUSALEM LITERARY SOCIETY. At the weekly meeting on Thursday evening, a miscellaneous entertainment was provided by Mr Llewelyn Caradoc Hughes, Mr R. M. Wil liams, Mr E. Humphrey Owen, and Messrs John Ellis and R. D. Owen. A dialogue was abo given by six members of the Society, the title being "The Anti-Marriage Society." TEST CONCERT.—A test concert was held in connection with the Ebenezer Welsh Wes- leyan Chapel at the Oxford Hall on Friday evening, when Mr J. E. Williains (Post Office) presided. The contests wore keen, and the awards were as follows:—Soprano solo, Mrs Joseph Lewis, Capel Curig; duett, Mr and Mrs Lewis, Cupel Curig; tenor or baritone solo, prize divided between Mr Will. Roberts and Mr II. Francis Williams, both of Bangor. Juvenile solo, Miss Hughes, Gcrizim, Llanfairfechan; juvenile duett, Miss Griffiths and Walter Prit- ehard, Penmaenmawr. The winners in the party competition were the Eryri Party, con- ducted by Mr I nomas Roberts. The concert h.ad been arranged by a strong committee, with Mr liiomas Griffith Davies as chairman, Mr John lhomas (Gogarth) as secretary, and Mr W. Jonos Roberts as treasurer.