A X ■ -<A rsg =V6 —%Wj fj j X M A S PRESENTS.' A <4, *J> 0k ■*■■*■ ■*■■»• «T> *■ -*■ ■«- I u DELAY MEANS DISAPPOINTMENT. There is no time like the present for selecting your 5 I CHRISTMAS GIFTS, later on you may be too busy to spare necessary time for making the best choice. .1' WE ARE NOW SHOWING THE NEWEST PRODUCTIONS IN I- BLOUSES, GLOVES, FURS, HANDKERCHIEFS, UMBRELLAS, PINAFORES. GIFTS FOR WIVES, CHILDREN, BROTHERS, SISTERS. J GIFTS FOR EVERYBODY I ROBERT OWEN, J 25, Lower Mostyn Street, Llandudno. I J | BLANKETS, FLANNELS, &c. FOR CHARITY. | j j « SB————— r MESSRS. MARSDEN & HIRST, High-class Tailors, Vaughan o Street, LLANDUDNO. WHY WE ARE AHEAD! J (1(1 (jJ Because our stock is so very large and varied! (jJ Because you can rely on the wear of our goods! q Because our Premises are so cen- tral and convenient! (jJ Because our service is the quick- I est in the trade! I (jJ Because we cater specially for your requirements! fJI We have had* years' of experi- ence, and our customers are de- lighted with our productions. MAY WE FORWARD PATTERNS, AND ILLUSTRATIONS? Note the Address- ,P iftatioiu, LLANDUDNO. i i a
CORRESPONDENCE. LLANRWST TRADESMEN MONOPOLY. (To the Editor of the "Pioneer.") Sir -Will you allow me a uttle space to en- dorse "Workingman's" letter in last week's is- sue of the "Pioneer" ie the above. I have no sympathy with the "workingm" and as much with the Llaarwst tradesmen in their present agit.ation agtainst the "foreigners" Who undersell them every Tuesday. It does not surprise me to bear that these strangeans axe doing such a huge trade when they oorne here, as, during the few years I have resided at Llanrwst, it has always struck me that the majority of our tradespeople are "taking it too easy," and seem to be "resting on their oars," and a large per- centage of them do not appear to be able to supply dirtily thfix customer's vranta. Alto- gether they seem "happy-go-lucky," and apathe- tic to the study of their customers in any way. They complain that they pay heavy rates while these strangers pay no rates. It is true they pay heavy rates, but let them not forget that the people who buy their wares have also to pay very heavy rates, and if they can buy the same goods cheaper on the Square the more money they will have to pay the rates. Let the Llajirwst tradesmen be alive to their business, and they need not fear legitimate com- petition. Llaorwst should give a hearty wel- come to these "foreigners" as it is high time something should be done to wake up the shop- keepers. It affords satisfaction to note that one or two members of our Council at least seem wideawake to that fact. Let us hopo that the "Llanrwst Tradesmen's Association" has not been formed merely to guard and protect themselves while they sleep ur-bui that it will instil new life iuto them—I am, etc., OBSERVER.
THE LLANRWST TRADESMEN'S ASSOCIATION. (To the Editor of the "Pioneer.") Sir,—I shall be glad if you will kindly allow space in your columns for th-is letter of explana- tion in this matter, as it appears that some ex- planation is reqtiired if, as allegod by "Working- man," in his letter, the feeling of the general puhlio is favourable to the existing system of letting1 spaces on tho public square. Had "Warkingman" signed his own name to his let- ter we would perhaps have been in a better position to judge whether his remarks did really represent the judgment of the working, class. If the "worldngmien" were about to suffer any injustice or wrong then tJle post of their pleader surely deserves some honour, but our critic, it appears, prefers to blush unseen. He has hoped that the Council win study the sub- ject in all its various bearings before arriving at any decision. It would have perhaps been as well if your correspondent had prescribed simi- lar caution for himself before rushing1 into print with wild assertions and weak arguments. The position is this, we take it, and we leave it to our critic to consider. The Square is public property, and maintained by the rate- pampers, amongst -vtthom—and forming the more considerable portion of them—are the members of this Association. Apart from rates they all pay rents. Does "Workingman" conscientiously believe that it is a j ust thing for the Council to tet the tradesmen's own property to any out- siders at a rental of sixpence a day ? Has he considered that anyone with no rent and taxes to pay, and no establishment expenses- to keep up, can afford to cut out those that do ? Does he see that the Council in gtiving these people every facility to beat the ratepayers is abusing ita authority?. "Workingman" has a plea for the poor who are tihus enabled to buy cheaper. He would be pleading* their cause better if he helped to do away with the temptation to buy cheap goods. I have accepted his assertion that prices are lower for the sake of argument, but it is aibmittod to him as a judgie., is it cheaper to pay little for poor quality? But granted that tihe quality is the best, we come back to the same question is it not quite possible to sell cheap when your rent is nothing? The critic bas, however, missed the point of the argument, and has been led astray by ir- responsible scholastic arm-chair philosophy. Fuxther, he has misjudged the purpose of a Tradesmen's Association—to be an organ for voicing the grievances of lihe trad instru- ment not of ooercion, but of co-operation; not of defiance, but of defence, not a mentor for the Council, but an aid; not to dictate, but to di- rect. This is a free country, and everyone is at liberty to trade where he wills, under equal conditions, but let not outsiders be allowed to compete against the ratepayers on their own property practically rent free.—I am, etc., D. PRYCE WILLIAMS. London House, Llanrwst, December 16th, 1908.
THE CONSERVATIVE MEETING AT GLAN CONWAY. (To the Editor of the "Pioneer"). Sir,—I read your report of the meeting at Glan Conway, and such an effort to mislead the public I have never experienced. One statement waa that the Patentis Act was a measure of pro- tection. On the contrary, it is framed entirely in the true spirit of Free Trade, for it aims at removing an obstructive monopoly which checks individual development. The patents which the Act revokes are only those which have been taken out in this country to prevent others from producing articles in this country, although the patentee does not intend to produce them him- self. Instead of increasing the price to the con- sumer, which is always the result of Protection, the Act will lower it, by allowing in such cases, the free importation of the patented articles from abroad—the very opposite of Protection—also by allowing British manufacturers to step in if the foreign patentees refuse to carry out the par- poses for which the patent is granted, and also by making it the duty of the patentee to satisfy the reasonable requirements of the puhlio, for which purpose he must not only manufacture to an adequate extent, but supply the patented sw- tiele on reasonable terms. Another question which was brought forward was, why do so many more British leave their oountry than Germans leave theirs? It is easily explained* Germany has ao ookxitea in the tem- PIQie he, to relinquish hifi nâtionaIity and go not only under a foreign rule, but amongst those who apeak a foreign language. The British emi- grant can go amongst m$o of his own race, speaking his own language, and under the British Sag. It in inevitable that in an em- pire with a dense population at its Qentre and with a vast expanse of land calling out for culti- vation there should be a large movement of emigration, and it is very desirable that there should be. At the same time there are two causes at work in stimulating emigration, which are undesirable, but which have nothing to do with Free Trade. As to importation of doors and windows, it was stated that this caused increased unemployment. If that is so, how is it that unemployment has in- creased and importation of doors, etc., decreased by over one-halj during the last five years: Supposing we had fo" on these, the whole j mailc In this country, how much extra work or wages would the joiners get? Mr Chamberlain says that half the value of manufactured goods is paid in wages. If this be so, out of the £ 200,000 imported the joiners, 200,000 in number, would only get an extra pound a year, or say five- pence a week. I say our opposing friends are entirely wrong in their Tariff Reform mismon.- I am, eto., BONO PUBLICO.
BETTWSYCOED. CHURCH LITERARY SOCIETY.—Mr Chal- kxier presided at a meeting of this Society on Thursday evening, when the Rev. R. M. Jones opened a discussion on whether reading novels was beneficial. The following also took part: Mr W. H. Rowlands, Miss Pritchard, Mrs A. Jones, Mrs Parry, Messrs W. E. Jones, B. Pullan, and Mr Taylor. FOOTBALL is rapidly gaining in popularity amongst the youth of the village, and a club has been formed, who have already proved their merit in their encounter against Llanrwst. They have not yet been able to secure a playing ground. ROSES.-Although Christmas is close at hand roses can be seen in bloom on several houses in the village, which is a proof of the mildness of the weather in the district.
LLANDUDNO JUNCTION. FURNITURE SALK-At Bron Arfon, Glyn-y- Marl-road, on Wednesday afternoon, Mr T. W. Griffith conducted a successful sale of furniture and effects belonging to Mr William Benbow, who has left the district for Birkenhead. FORTHCOMING PRESENTATION. The proposed presentation to Miss Higgins, River View, has met with the satisfactory response oi the parishioners generally. It has been ar- ranged that the presentation shall take place at a social gathering to be held at Pensarn School, on Monday evening, when the Rector will pre- sent the gifts to Miss Higgins on behalf of the subscribers. PRESWYLFA WESLEYAN CHAPEL.— At this chapel, on Sunday evening, Mr Joseph Haghes (Caledfryn) was present at the service after an absenoe of fourteen weeks through ill- ness, caused by a severe accident, and resumed his duties as conductor of the singing. Tho pulpit of this chapel will be occupied next Sun- day by the Rev. J. Wesley Hughes, of Colwyn Bay, when a solo will be rendered by Miss Sally Jones, Cartrefle. GIFT TO THE RATEPAYERS ASSOCIA- TION. At a meeting of the Ratepayers' Asso- ciation, held on Monday evening, the chairman announced that Mr Peter Gray had presented the Association with a valuable mahogany chair for the use of the chairman. Mr Griffith moved that the best thanks of the Association be ac- corded Mr Gray for his valuable gift. Mr Henry Nevitot seconded, and it was carried with acclamation. Upon the motion of Mr Nevitt, the meeting were adjourned until the sooond Monday in January. DEATH OF AN OLD RAILWAY SERVANT. -News has just reached this country of the death of Mr Thomas Patterson, chief auditor of the Western Australian Government railways, which event occurred at His Majesty's Hotel, Perth, Australia, on November 5th, from heart disease. Deceased, who was 55 years of age, and unmarried, had been connected with railway work from his youth. Up to 15 years ago he was employed on the London and North-Western Railway, and for some years occupied the.post of district auditor on the North Wales coast. He was subsequently engaged as sanitary inspector for the New South Wales railways. He went to Australia on the same boat as Mr John Davies, who was general manager of the Western Aus- tralian Government Railways for some years. About thirteen years ago Mr Patterson accepted the dual position of chief accountant and auditor for the Western Australian railways. In 1903 he gave up the position of chief accountant, owing to failing health, but continued to act as chief auditor, and occupied that post with con- roicuous ability up to the time of his sudden demise. He was well* known and highly re- spected among railwayman, both at home and abroad, and the news of his death will be received with regret. PENSARN SCHOOL.-A meeting of the managers of Pensarn Church Schools was held on Tuesday evening, Mr Ephraim Wood, J.P. (chairman), presiding, and the other members present were Mrs Wood (Pabo Hall), Messrs Hugh Owen, W. Mackinlay Davies, and the Rev. Wm. Davies (rector, and correspondent.), together with the headmaster (Mr Wm. Wil- liams, B.A.). The report of H.M. Inspector upon the working of the school was highly sat- isfactory. ANNUAL DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES. The annual distribution of prizes for good at- tendance took place at Pensarn Church Schools, on Tuesday afternoon, when, in addition to the students, there were also present Mr and Mrs Wood (Pabo Hall), Mrs ATban (Caerdeon), Messrs Hugh Owen, W. Mackinlay Davies, Tom Jones (an ex-teacher at the schools), and the Rector (Rev. Wm. Davies), together with Mr Wm. Wil- liams, B.A. (headmaster), and the teaching stair of the schools. The proceedings opened with a selection of Welsh airs by the scholars. Mr Ephraim Wood, addressing the gathering, said that it was most encouraging to know that about one-third of the school were recipients of prizes. No leas than 14 had made full attend- ance for the year. One boy—Alfred O. Jones— had attended school for four years without a break, and a little girl-,Rarah A. Tibbott- had made full attendance for three years, there. by qualifying for a silver brooch (applause). In conclusion, Mr Wood said that great praise was due to the teachers for the manner in which the school had been conducted during the past twelve months (applause). Councillor Hugh Owen, addressing the gather- ing in Welsh, explained to the children the great educational facilities of the present day as compared with the time when he went to school. He advised the children to make the best of their opportunities (applause). MM Wood then distributed the prizes, and spoke a few encouraging words to each prize- winner. At the conclusion of the prize distribution, Mr Hugh Owen proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Mrs Wood, which was seconded by Mr Mackin- lay Davies, in hia usual breezy style, and the scholars responded with three hearty cheers. The following is a list of the prizes awarded:— Full attendance: Alfred Oliver Jones, 4 years; Sarah Ann Tibbott, 3 years; Louisa Parry Wil- liams, 2 years; Thoa. John Williams, 2 years; Owen Hugh Williams, 1 year; George Lunn, do.; Dora Lunn, do.; Arthilr McClay, do.; Tom Mo- Clay, do.; Thoa. John Lloyd, do.; Jane Ellen Lloyd, do.; Teddy Blease, do.; Mary Ellen Tibbot, do.; Agnes Jones, do. Second-class prizes for 99 per cent.: Thoa. Henry Jones, Robt. Edward Jones, Isaac Jones, Johnny Jones, Annie Jones, John Hughes, Ben- jamin Hughes, Laura J. Jones, Gertrude Mabel Jones, Lizzie Jones and Arthur Blease.
TREFRIW. MRS M. KINNA, The Library, has an ex- ceptional fine selection of fancy goods suitable for Christmas Presents. All kinds of chocolate, and sweets in ariastio boxes. See our Christmas Cards.—Advfc. TRY PIERCE EVANS, Gwernor, for Christ- mas meat, prime beef, and mutton. Also gfeese at current prices.—Advt, R. EVANS, Blodwen Stores, wishes to draw attention to his assortment of men's clothing and underwear suitable for the season. Special blend of tea at 18 6d per lb., sure to please. Christmas fruit of all description-—Advt. R. T. ELLIS. The Shop, washes to draw at- tention to his display of fancy goods suitable for Christmas Presents. Aiso boys' and gents'' overcoats, mufflers, and aU wearing apparel of tihe latest style.—Advt. PARISH COUNCIL.—The Rev. Henry Jonas presided at a meeting of this Council on Tues- day evening, tie following members being also present: Messrs T. R. Williams, James Kenna, R. Roberts, D. Roberts CBrynafon), D. Roberts gJentral Buildings), W. Owen, R. Evans, 3. ugbes, and R. E. Tjmmas (clerk). Witfe i«- gaxd to the repairing of the village roads fihe County Surveyor wrote to the effect thati if the PariA Council guaranteed half the oost tibe fKvk would be dozwt. It was fek that tjhe oouniy I abouM undertake the whole responsibility. The question oi pwmding work for the unemployed we discussed, and it was aecaded to put the m#n to repair the pttwh footpath*. It was <j0r ceded to write to Mr W. Jones, M.P., him to ask the Postmaster General to allow the same postal facilities to the village during the winter as was done during the aim mer season. Messrs R. Roberts and D. Roberts, Central Buildings, were appointed bo Interview Mr Owen, Bor^nihyfryd, with tihe view of having the Swal- low Falls footpath repaired. TRAP ACCIDENT.—On Monday a horse at- tached to a dog cert, whilst near Dolgarrog, I became restive. The trap was overturned, but the occupants fortunately escaped without in- jury. WATERWORKS.—The laying of the Colwyn Bay new water main is progressing rapidly, the junction having been suooesafuily fixed near the Dolgarrog Mills this week.
GWYTHERIN. EDUCATIONAL.—Mies Jane Pryce Jones, of the Gwytherin Council Schools, at a recent ex- amination, was successful in gaining certificates of the Board of Education in kindergarten and brush drawing. Miss Jones is a sister to the f headmaster of the Gwytherin Schools.
| LLANDUDNO. f The entries beat all reoords for the Rhyl Box- ing Day Eisteddfod, which takes plaoe in the new Pavilion.—Advt. LOCAL INVENTION.—Mr T. A. Jones, of the firm of Messrs Marsden and Hirst, High-class Tailors and Costumiers, Vaughan-street, Llan- dudno, has invented a patent double collar which will revolutionize the oollar trade. All parti- culars may be obtained from Messrs Marsden and Hirst.-AdTt SUNSHINE AND RAIN.—The amount of bright sunshine recorded at Llandudno during the week ending December 13th was 10 hours 42 minutes, the rainfall being 0.930 inches. WEDDING.—At the English Baptist Chapel, on- Monday, a pretty wedding was solemnized between Mr George Underwood, Plas Mvrddin, Llandudno, and Miss Gertrude Hems, of Bir- mingham. The Rev. J. Raymond officiated. The bride, whd was attired in a mole-coloured cloth costume, trimmed with velvet to match, and a mauve and mole-coloured hat, was attended as bridesmaid by Mrs Alec Taylor, who wore a fawn costume, trimmed with silk, and hat en suite. Mr Alec Taylor acted as best man. Mr Osborne Roberts presided at the organ, and played ap- propriate voluntaries. After the ceremony, a reception was held at Marshlands, Gloddaeth- street, where a large number of guests assem- bled. The happy couple left by afternoon train for London, where the honeymoon will be spent.
PENMAENMAWR. A WEDDING. A pretty wedding was solemnised at the Welsh Baptist* Chapel on Saturday, the con- tracting parties being Mr Hugh Roberts, of Islington House, Penmaenmawr, and Mira Maria Jones, Gwynfaen, Llysfaeti, formerly of Pen- niaenmawr. The bride was attired in a costume of silk poplin witih hat to match. She was escorted to the chapel by Mr Chas. McCombe, who also gave her away, aud was attended by Miss Maggie McCombe and Miss Maggie Jones as bridesmaids, who were prettily attired in fawii-coloured poplin. The bridegroom was at- tended by Mr Wm. Roberts as best man. The officiating ministers were the pastor of the chapel (the Rev. J. Griffiths), and the Rev. Dr. A. J. Parry, of Rlly]. The Rev. D. P. Davies was unfortunately unable to attend owing to indis- position. The chapel was prettily decorated for the occasion with plants, flowers, etc., by lady members of the chapel, and was crowd-ad with the relatives and friends of the bride and bride- groom. After the ceremony tihe Rev. J. Griffiths presented the bride with a magnificent family Bible, the wedding being the first to be solemn- Led since the ohapel has been licensed for mar- riages. On leaving the sacred edifioe the wed- ding* partly were greeted with the customary showers of rice and confetti, and with the beat wishes of their mimerous friends they drove away to Llysfaen for the wedding breakfast.
English and Welsh Markets. CATTLE. LIVERPOOL, Monday.— There were a few lees cattle in market to-day man on Monday last. Considering it was the Christmas market the quality of cattle in general on offetr was not up to the usual standard. Trade good for finish- ed stallfeds. Some exceptional lots made the top quotation, but ro,Id was more general for uacfuJ descriptions; middling and rough cattle unaltered in value. Sheep supply larger. The class on offer was very little dinerent from the usual weekly exhibit. Fine small weights made the top quotation; others did not command any more money. A good clearance in all depart- ments was effected. Quotations Beef-first class 7d, second class 6d, third class 4jd; mutton, 8d to 5d per lb. At market: 1303 cattle and 4857 sheep. SALFORD, Tuesday.—The Christmas market, but the show was less good than usual. Dearer cattle in good demand. North country sheep a good display. Quotations .—Cattle, 5d to 7jd; sheep, 5d to 8d; calves, 6 £ d to 9d per lb. At market: Cattle 21,347, sheep 8093, calves 109, pigs 68.. BIRMINGHAM, Tuesday.-Beasts and sheep scarce and business inactive. Prices:—Best Hereforda, 6Jd; shorthorns, 6 £ d; bulla and oowe, 4d to 5d; wether sheen, 7Ad; ewes and rams, I 5d to 6d per lb. Pigs plentiful, and brisk de- mand for bacons only. Baoon pigs, 8s 9d to 8a 10d; porkets, 9a 6d; sows, 6s 10d to 7a per soore. CORN. LIVERPOOL, Tuesday.—Wheat market closing dull, small trade concluded at Id per cental de- cline since Friday. Flour slow trade, unchanged prices. Maize very little consumptive demand; Galvaston, 5s 6d to 5s 6jd; Plata, 5s 8d to 5s 9d; Odessa, 6s 2d to 6s 3d; Russian, 6a 9d to 6s 9d per cental. Beans slow trade, 3d to 6d per quarter decline. Peas steady. Oats and bar- ley very quiet. BUTTER. CORK, Tuesday.—Average supply; firm prices, active demand. Firsts, 103a; seconds, 98s; thirds, 91s. Superfine, 103s. Choicest boxes, 104s. Fresh A, 101s; ditto B, 94s. WOOL. BRADFORD, Monday.—The market has re- lapsed onoe more into a state of quietness. Sixties merino tops are still firm at Is lid. In coroesbreds there is some disposition to talk prioes down owing to the New Zealand situation, but it is doubtful whether any material conces- sion could be obtained for any considerable order, forties may still be quoted therefore at la English wools and -.a.Lr are aieo quiet. MEAT, BUTTER, and EGGS. BANGOR, Friday. Fresh butter, Is 5d per lb.; ireab eggs, 8 to 9 for Is; Irish, Danish, and Canadian butters, Is and Is 3d per lb.; beef, 6d to lOd per lb.; mutton, 7d to lUd; lamb, 7d to 10d; veal, 8d to lid; pork, 7d to lud; ham, 7d to lOd; baoon, 7d to 9d; fat pigs, 3id per lb.; potatoes, 24lbs. for Is; carrots, id 4 per lb.; turnips, id per lb.; parsnips, Id per lb.; cabbages, Id to 3d each; cauliflowers, 3d to 6d eacia; celery, 3d per stick; leeks, Id per bunch; grapes (English), 2s to 3a per lb.; grapes (toreignj, 4d to bd per ib.; tomatoes, 6d to Is per lb.; apples, 2d to 4d per lb.; pears, 4d to 8d per lb.; chickens, 3s 6d to 4s per couple; fowls, Is 6d to 2a each; hares, 2s 9d to 3s 6d each; rabbits, 6d to 10d each; pigeons, Is 4d per brace; pheasants, 55 6d per brace; partridges, 4s 6d per brace; wild ducks, 5s per brace, ducks, 38 6d each; geese, 7d per lb.; turkeys. la per lb.; smoked salmon, Is 6d per lb.; soiea, Is to la 4d; turbot, la 2d; brill, Is; halibut, 9d; lemon soles, 9d; plaice, 3d to 6d; whitmg, 4d to bd i dabs, 4d; gurnets, 3d; hake, 4a; mackerel, 3d to 6d; skate, 4d; cod, 3d to 6d; haddocks, 4d; white bate, 6d per pint; prawns, la per lb.; shrimps, 5d per pint. CARNARVON, Saturday.—Fresh butter, la 3d per lb.; ditto, salt, Is to Is ljd; eggs, 7 to 8 for a la; geese, 5s 6d to 6s 6c eacn; potatoes, 6a to 7a per sack; ducks, 2s to 3s each; beef, 2d to 9d per 1b.; mutton, 7d to 9d; pork, 5d to 9d; veal, bd to 9d; baoon pigs, 3N per ib.; porkets, 15s to 178 each. DENBIGH, Wednesday.—Fowls, 4s to 5s per couple; ducks, 5s 6d per oouple; geese, 8d per lb.; turkeys, 8 £ d to 9d per lb. eggs, 7 to 8 for a Is; fresh butter, Is 2d to Is 3d per Ib.; small tubs, Is 2d per lb.; beef, 6d to 7d per lb. mutton, 8d to lOd; lamb, 9d to 10d; wool (English), 7d per lb.; wool (Welsh), 6d; fat pigs, Sid to 3id. LLANGEFNI, Thursday.—Butter, 1a 4d per lb.; eggs, 8 for Is; beef, 6d to 8d per lb.; mutton, 7d to 9d per lb.; lamb, lOd per lb.; Rork, 6d to 8d war lb.; fat pigs, 3 £ d to 3|d per ).; little pigs, 10s to 15s each; fowls. Is 6d to & each; ducks, 2s to 2s 9d each. PWLLHELI, Wednesday.—Butter, Is l £ d to la 2d per lb. potatoes, 3e 6d per 1121bs.; eggs, 12s per 120; geese, £ 4d to 7d per lb.; ducks, 5s per couple; fowls, 2s per oouple; chickens, 3s to 3s 6a per ooaple; beef, 7d to lOd; mutton, 7d to lCkl; pork, 6d to 9d; veal, 7d to 10d; fat pigs, 3Id per lb.; young piga, 12a to 16s.
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Births, Marriages, and Deaths. BIRTHS. THOMPSON-HILL.-on November 20th, at Bryn Conwy, Llanrwst, the wife of Dr. A. Thompson-Hill, of a son. MARRIAGES. EVANS—KENT.—December 15th, at St. John's Church, Chester, by the Rev. Daniel Morgan, Rector of Llantrisant, Anglesey, and Canon Cooper Scott, the Rev. Albert Owen Evans, B.A., Diocesan Inspector of Schools, Ban- gor, to Grace Henrietta Kent, Bryndyffryn, Bettwsyooed, the fourth daughter of the late Mr Edwin Jackson Kent, of Graasendale, Liverpool. FELL—ROBERTS.—On the 15th inst., at St. Mary's Church, Chirk, by the vicar, the Rev. F. Payne-Gallwey, assisted by the Rev. D. R. Rees, Richard Lionel, second son of the late William Fell, of Manchester, to Amy Lam- bert, only daughter of Steele Lambert Ro- berts, of Chirk. DEATHS. COX.—On Sunday, December 13th, at the resi- dence of her daughter, Mrs William Kirkland Wilson, 4, Carlton-road, Weymouth, in her 80th year, Hole-n Rose Cox, formerly of Llanrhos, North Wales, recently of Yoko- hama, Japan, and widow of the late Henry Thomas Cox, of Liverpool. DAVIS. On the 11th inst., at Prospect House, near Whalley, Susan Rosalie, wife of Freder- ick Davis, M.Sc., and third daughter of the late John Harrop, of Wrexham. GWESYN-PRYCE.-On December 15th, Phyllis the five months old child of David and Annie Gweeyn-Pryce, "Northoote," Colwyn Bay. Interment at Bronynant Cemetery, Friday (private). HOPSON. On the 13th inst., suddenly, at the residence of her brother, 2, Boscastle-road, Dartmouth Park, London, N.W., Caroline Hopson, aged 61, eldest daughter of the late Robert Hopson, of Bangor. .J L Funerals Completely Furnished by J. DICKEIT k SONS, STATION ROAD, COLWYN BAY. TKLEPHONB 017S. Telegrams—"Dicken, Undertaker, Colwyn Bay. T&LEPHONB 0171. TelegrLms-"Dicken," Undertaker, Colwyn Day. I r Funerals furnished and psnooially eondaoted OT. E. MILLS, Penrbyn Road, COLWYN BAY Wour ioora from the G.P.O. Tel. He. 16,.5. I;
NORTH WALES STOCK AND SHARE LIST. Beported by Messrs Warmslcy, Jooee and Co., 29, East- gate Row (North), Chester. Consols 8—31 Bank Rate 2i per oent. Wrexham and Present Ea»i Denbigh- price, shire W a(er Cc Consolidated Stock 165-170 mm per cent. Cons. PreL Stock 113-115 M n Ordinary Stock 120—123 i la ward en and District Wate* £ 1Q Shares, fully paid 7A—8 Nat Prov. Bank a of England, Lti L75 Shares, £10 10s paid.. 39—40 „ „ £ 60 Shares, £ 18 paid J—it North and South Walea Bank, Ltd. £ 40 Shares, ICIO paid 34$—34} Parr's Bank, Ltd. £ 100 Shares, £2D paid 87 —87 3-8 Lloyd's Bank, Ltd. — £ 50 Shades, L8 paid 3233 Bank of Liver- pool, Ltd. £ 100 Shares, £ 18 10s paid 38* 381 Walker. Parker, aud Co., Ltd. gio Ordinary Shares ..3 -g vkt.;i. ;im 41 per cent. Debentures w -4iS Victoria Piel: and Pavilion Co., Colwyn ,„. Bay, Ltd.zl Ordinary SlUjes 10J 1^6 Halkyc Drain- age Co £ 10 Shares, tully pwd .17J 18/. Holywell Hal- kyn Mining and Tunnel Co., Ltd. £ 1 Shares, fully paid Halkyn Mia- ing Co., Ltd. £ 1 Shares, fully paid East Halkyn Mining Co., ud. lul,y —- South Halkyn JliDinr 00., I -CL ;Cl Iq luUy Paid 12/20/- „ £ 1 m W- —6/— Sew North Ltd^1 £ l 0rd' share8» P4"* —32/6 North Hendra Mining Co., LWL £ 2 10s Shares, fully paid 2^—21 Pantymwyn Mining CO., Ltd £ i Shares, fully paid 7-d—1 Xalacre Mining Co., Ltd. ti Ord. Shares, fully paid II „ 91 PreL Shares, fully paid United KiDera Co., Ltd. -11 Ord. Shares, fully paid .< 1 tarmen Min- iag Co., Ltd. El Ord., fully paid .——— 0 ri PreL, fully paid
The "Times" of Wednesday reported that, tbe inquiry by <!he German S of Wcbh steam coal, inquiries are now being made at Cardiff tram the ftuaaian Government for 60,000 tons of besil ooal, and from the adminintraticn of the Hungarian Railway for 75,000 too*. ftnma novel ooal shipping machinery to tbe CKfer of a Japanese firm has recently bean com- Teen. The piex* commou ai two p ooal toftdtCt, each capable 01 kwJing a ship with ooat the rwte of 600 tims per boos.
x y M. GUTHRIE, 29. HIGH STREET, RHYL. Cbristmaa rJ New Year Cards and Calendars. Private OrMting Card Boakaaant to any a"reas an application. Tla Latest CHILDREN'S BOOKS AND GAMES FaOM U EACH MOWBRAY'S CARDS AND CALENDARS. A LARGE VARIKTY OF CHRISTMAS CARDS IN BOX2JS, 6d. and 1/. Each. Fancy and Block Calendars, from Id, SHOW ROOM NOW OPEN, J X MA S. TURKEYS, GEESE, PHEASANTS, AT MODERATE PRICES. GREAT DISPLAY AT Bowdage & Hughes' Dairy, Poultry and Fruit Establishment, Market Hall, LLANDUDNO. TeL 2 Ox. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS. COLWYN BAY HABITATION OF THE PRIMROGE LEAGUE. THE ANNUAL DANCE WILL be held on JANUARY 8th, 1909, in the PUBLIC HALL, under the patronage of the Hon. Laurence and Mrs. Brodrick, Mr. SatA Thompson. Tickets can be obtained of Mr. W. R. Hands, Mr. Fleet, Music Warehouse, and Mr. J. W. Holden, Belgrave, and the Hon. Sec., Underwood Wood Hill Road, and of the Wardens. 230229 CYNHELIR Eisteddfod Oadeiriol Llansannaa GWYL BANK AWST, 1909. PRIF Ddarn Cerddorol, "CLODFORAF DL I- 0 ARGLWYDD" (Tom Price). Gwobr* L8 8s, a Chadair Dderw Gerfiedig hardd i'r Ar- weinydd. Cor Meibion, "OLEUNI CLAER" (Dan Protheroe). Gwobr, E5 56, a Silver-mounted Baton i'r Arweinydd. Beirniad: PEDR ALAW, Mus. Baa, Rhestr o'r Testynau oddiwrth yr Yggrifenydd-* ion, pris I50. T. C. MORTIMER. 23183p H. M. JONES, Llansannan. ABER SHEEP DOG TRIALS. 1st JANUARY, 1909. CLASS I.—Open to all Comers. Prizes: 1st £ 5; 2nd, £ 3; 3rd, £ 2. Entrance Fee, 5s. CLASS II.—Open to North Wales, for Dogg that have not won a 1st or 2nd Prize in previous Trials. Prizes: 1st, £ 3; 2nd, £ 2; 3rd, £ 1. En« trance Fee, 3s. CLASS III.—For Novices. Open only to the Parishes of Aber, Llanfairfechan. Penmaenmawr. Llandegai, and Llanllechid. Prizes: 1st, £ 1 10B 2nd, £ 1 5s; 3rd, £ 1; 4th, 15s; 5th, 10s; 6th, Entrance Fee, 2s. OWAIN HUGHES, Hon. Sec., 23178p Schoolhouse, Aber. EDUCATIONAL. COLWYN SAY. WILTON HOUSE SCHOOL FOR GIRLa (Recognised by the Board oi Education). THOROUGH MODERN EDUCATION AMI HOME CARE. Succaose* at Oxford Local and Music IF-am& 19755p THE MISSES MORRIS. RIVATE TUITION.—Mr G. D*Arcy pr* pares Pupils for tbe Publio Schools, Lon« don Matrrc., eto. Classics, French, Germai% English, Maths., Economics, and Book-keepings Backward Pupils will receive patient attention. References permitted to Rev. Canon Rober-tar. B.A., and to Rev. J. Hunter Smith, M.A., for* merly First Assistant Masted of King Edward's School, Birmingham.—AddreSs, "Raveaswosth,* Woodland Park. Colwyn Bay. 23205p 'J* LLYSFAEN PARISH CHURCHc ENGLISH SERVICES. Morning II-IS a.m. I Seats Fret.