ST. ASAPH DIOCESAN SOCIETIES. ANNUAL MEETINGS. RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION IN THE SCHOOLS. THE BISHOP AND THE CHURCH SCHOOLS. RESPONSIBILITIES OF CHURCH PEOPLE. (From Our Reporter.) The annual mectingi of the St. Asaph Dio- resiln Societies '.vere held yesterday in the Diocesan Library, St. Asaph. The Bishop pre- sided, and there were also S I r W at Ion Williams-Wynm, Bart., Lord t,; n, Hon. Laurence Broderiek, Colonel V, lil.tuns-W ynn, Mr P. P. Pennant, Mr Stanley Weyman, Mr Jones Mortimer, Archdeacons Thomas, LlQYd. Wynne Jones, a.nd Fletcher; Canons C. F. Roberts, Thos Jones, T. Ll. Wiiiiajns, and H. Roberts; Rev;. R. Evans, LLanLlwchaiarn; T. Silas Evans Llanrhaiadr; J. W. Thomas, liftiy- well; W. Hughes. Llanuwehtiyn; D. Jones, Cor-(-,dd; R. Jennings, Gyfy!Lc.g; W. Lloyd Prothercx* Liarjasa; W. Vaughan Jones, Mcstyn; David Lewis, Liysiaen; D. Lester Jones, St. Asaph; E. J. Davies, (Jonnah's Quay; D. G. Pritchaj-di, Cap-el Garmon; J. Davies, Whiti«?d; J. W. Thomas, lihosessmor: D. R. Gnfnt Abargiele; T. Redfern, Denbigh; W. D. Owen. Gwernaffieid W. Williams, Treinant; W. L. Martin, Berriew; J. Jones, Ltangwyfan; D. Fetx, Llaaddewi; R. Evans. Trofo.rth; J. Griffiths, Colwyn; W. 1..1. Nicholas, Flint; J. Fisher. Cern; L. Pryce, Rutiuii W. Davies, Liang ws ten in S. D. Jones, Llannefydd; W. D. Owen, Ltannefydd; J. R. Jones., Gwytherin; D. W. Davies, Liaaigerniew; M Davjes, Broughton; A. E. H. 11}slop, Caerwys; J. Davies, Penyoae; H. Humphreys, HenLLan; M. J. Hug Prestatyn; E. Evans, Lianfair; J. Richards, Prion; J. George, Lianyohan; J. George, Liansarman; W. J. Davies, St. Asaph; R. Eliis, Lianaaranain; D. C. Owen, St. Asaph; W. T. Williams, Llandwrog; Mr J. P. Lewis, Denbigh; Mr H. A- Tiiby, Rhyl; Mr H. A. Cleaver, etc. CHURCH EXTENSION SOCIETY. The BISHOP referred to the loss which tho Church Extension Sbciieiy uid the dioceso geaierally had sustained by the deaths oi earion Drew, of Ha warden, and Captain Mytton. He Enoved a resolution recording their sense of the loss oi' these two exceedingly useful mmbers. This was agreed to. The following retiring members of the Executive Committee were re-elected :—Canon Ll. Wynne Jones, Sir Pryce Jones. Hon. L. A. Brodrick, Mr W. J. P. Storey, and Co!. Wilfred1 Heaton. The Rev. Dan Davies, vicar of Wrexham, was elected in the piac-e of the 1e.te Caaion Drew, and Mr Arthur Williams-Wyon was elected in. the place, of the Hte Caotain Myttosi. Mr P. P. PENNANT in submitting the annual report, said tha.t the Society had a deficit of £38, notwitihstanding the drastic manner in whicS-t the finances of the Society were dealt with a few years ago. The subscriptions for 1908 dropped by £ 36, and last year there was. a further de- crease of £ 60. If it had not been for the fact that they had received one or two handsome bequests they would have been in as bad a position at present as they were a few years ago. One reason for this was extreme activitv. and the successful results that had accrued from that activity on the part of their sister (Society, the Clergy Su stent at ion Fund. Taking all the circumstances into ccns&aeration, he I' proposed that the Executive Committee bo re- quested to agurn go through ail the grants that ro being made, and also deal with the two new applications w:hich h.ad come forward Guilsfield and Brcughton. Last year there 123 offer tones in aid of the Society aeainst 155 for the previous year.. It was extremely desirable that there should be offertories from every parish in the diocese. ARCHDEACON THOMAS seconded the motion, which was carried. The BISHOP hav;ng pointed out that the total income last year of nearly £1000 did not repre- geJDIt a decrease, but tha.t the lesponajbilitiea of the Society had increased. Tho following grants in operation were passed subject to revision by the Executive Commit- roe :-BagiHt, £50*; Bala, £ 50; Berriew, £ 40; Berse Drelincourt, £50; Bistre, £ 50; Brvmbo, £39; Brioughwn, St. Paul's, £ 26; Chirk, £ 50; Denbigh, £ 50; Flint, L60 Gwersyllt, £30; Holywell, £ 50; Llanasa^ 1;261 LJanfairtalhaiarn, £ 45; Llangollen, £ 50; Llanigwstenin, £ 50; Llanllwohaiarn, £ 50; Meifod, £ 15; Maruea-a, £ 50; Mold, £ 50; Mostyn, £ 30; Penivcae, £45; Pomt- bh-ddyn, Pontfadog, £ 15;" Rhosddu, JE50, ol £70. ug,o. RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION IN THE SCHOOLS. DIOCESAN INSPECTOR'S REPORT. In his annual report the REV. HAMER LEWIS Diocesan Inspector of Schools, stated that there were 241 Church day schools in the diocese, all of which were open to diocesan inspection, and of this number 242 were examined. There WHO 236 certificated teachers employed, and eleven un- certificated. Of the 576 assistant teachers, 77 were certificated, 50 were pupil teachers, and 13 candidates and monitors were also engaged. Of the principal teachers, 139 held the Archbishop's certificate, and 30 held the Bishop's certificate, 78 holding no certificates for religious knowledge. There were 26,779 scholars on the books, as against 27,459 last year. The average attendance was 23,910, and 23,795 scholars were present at the examination. There were 115 children with- drawn from all religious instruction, as against 123 last year; and 161 as against 388 were with- drawn from past instruction. It was a note- worthy fact that the number ot scholars with- drawn from religious instruction was less in both sections. There was no diminution of zeal, no slackening of interest, nor lessening of efficiency in connection with religious instruction (applause) Considering all the circumstances this must be a source of great gratification to all concerned, and to the Church at large throughout the diocese. It should be pointed out that sickness was IIe cause of certain schools not being examined. Regarding the pupil teachers' examination, ti.e Inspector stated that only nine candidates pre- sented themselves, and the papers were very good. Bisnop Hughes' Memorial Prize was taken by Lucy Moore, Wrexham Girls' School, for the second time in succession (applause). Dealing with the teaching profession, the In- spector said that the overcrowding of the teach- ing profession was a marked feature of the pre- sent situation, and the ever-increasing number of those who had never received any special training m religious knowledge. The inflow from the County Schools was an inflow of teachers badly equipped for their work in theory and in practice as far as relitrious instruction was con- cerned. THE COUNTY COUNCIL AND SROTIU8 SCHOOL. The Inspector stated that he had recently visited the Shotton School, and found that the Church School was fuller than it was before the new Council Schocis were opened. As the letter had been placed just behind tho former, within a few yards, it was rather singular that it should be so, for it was very difficult to find any solid reasons for this unfriendly act on the part of the Flint County Council, other than a desire to; take away the children from the Church Schci • Acts of this kind probably had something to do with the gratifying change in the constitution of the Council (appbuse). The Inspector added that recently he examined the Council Schools at Oswestry at the request of the local managers, and with the sanction of the Salop County Council as ho had done on several previous occasions. He was pleased tc say that he was able to forward a very favour- able report of the work dene during the year. It was worthy of note that the Brymbo School 'difficulty had ended in a gratifying victory, and all who had a share in bringing about the satis- factory result were to be warmly congratulated (applause). When they contemplated the extra- ordinary administrative pressure brought to bear upon their schools, a pressure which seemed at any rate intended to drive the Church Schools out of existence, one could not help feeling and I regretting the fact that they were looked upon as enemies of educational progress. In building 'I and maintaining their schools Churchmen had the welfare of the nation at heart (applause). NORTH WALES TRAINING COLLEGE. I CANON FAIRCHILD, Principal of the North Wales Training College, presented the report of Prebendary Reynolds, which was as follows:— "The changes you have made do not call for comment, but the changes contemplated are im- portant, and will make your college most attrac- tive. I hope with regard to your library you will put within the students' reach books that will help them to give religious lessons of the high- est value. Tho answering of the juniors v.as quite excellent in knowledge spirit, and attrac- tiveness. Their keenness was inspiring. The seniors were also excellent. I have nothing but praise for them. I notice that all the ótu- dents are confirmed. The college is quite excel- lent, and deserves all the support that can be given to it." Continuing, Canon Fairchild said he had lot yet received the Board of Education Inspector's report, but he understood it would be satisfac- tory. Four years ago he thought he had fin- ished building, and could rest, but since then the County Councils had tidccn to building training colleges, and as three-fourths of the cost came from the Government subsidy and the other one- fourth from the rates, one could imagine what kind of buildings were being put up. It was, therefore, necessary that they should keep pace with other training colleges. It was necessary Lhat the Church should not be behind hand, and they wero determined that it should not be be- hind (applause). They were spending E4000 on extensions. He also wished it to be known—as it was stated to be otherwise—that they had no subsidy from the Government, and not a penny from the rates. In conncction with the religious instruction given at the college, he said he had received the Training College Regulations for the year. He found that Chapter X. of the previous year was omitted. It was an ominous chapter, and it dealt with Mr Runcimari's attempt to have teach- ers in training colleges taught enough of the Bible to be able to teach its truths to the child- ren. When he made his surrender in the Ho ise of Commons, Mr Ranciman said: "The attention given to this small matter.-for it is really a minor matter compared with the very wide, ex- pansive and valuable reforms of the last few years -is an example of the case with which a religious row can swallow up every other sub- r e. ject." He (the speaker) could only say that Churchmen did not look on it as a small mat- ter (hear, hear). Teachers came to their col- leges far inferior in Biblical knowledge than in previous years, when they were connected with the clergyman and the schoolmaster. They nad many teachers in the training colleges who had never given or been asked to give a religious lesson ii, their Iivea. Time, money, and skill appeared to be all devoted to secular subjects, and the ruligiouc side of the teachers' education soerned to be entirely neglected. The result was that a great fieal of extra work was thrown or the staff of the Church training colleges, but they were dcing their best (applause). The reports were adopted. The BISHOP, speaking of the general work before the various societies, remarked at the cut- set that the probable date of his Visitation would be about the beginning of November. Referring to the work of the Church Extension Society, ne desired to emphasise the fact that it was not because there had been an actual falling off in total subscriptions and offertories, but because there had been an increase of responsibility, that the Society's funds stood as they did. He would have been quite prepared to find a very con- siderable drop in the support given to that Society. After all, the available amount of mone; from each of them for the purpose of subscriptions was very limited, and the starting of a new society meant not always an increase in voluntary contributions, but a displacement of those contributions. The establishment of two new societies in the diocese—the Clergy Susten- tation Fund and the Clerical Education Society- involved two further appeals to the laity and clergy, and ho was thankful to say that the very generous support given to both these societies had not lessened the contributions to the other societies to the- extent which he had feared. The Sustentation Fund had done excellent work, and had now taken on what might be called the very important subject of clergy pen- sions. The Rural Deans. the previous day had the benefit of hearing from Mr Black, represent- ing the Central Institute, a most clear and luoid statement of that complicated question. Mr Black had been kind enough to offer to come and address a meeting in the diocese on the subject. The Clergy Sustentation Fund had, of course, been very considerably relieved by the augmenta- tions of various benefices during the last two years by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. As to the Clerical Education Society, the Rural Deans the previous day had the pleasure of welcoming and the privilege of hearing the new Warden of the Church Hostel, Bangor, Mr Brown, who entered upon his work with tl e very highest possible credentials. All who Iftid met him would feel that ho had that human touch which would elicit the best enthusiasm of the clerg-v of the diocese in support of the most important subject before them at the present day (applause). One great factor in the work of a parish was the personal factor, and by supporting the work of the Clerical Education Society they were laying firmly, he hoped, and truly, and deeply, the foundation for tho work of the Church in tho diocese for years to come. I THE CHURCH SCHOOLS. Coming1 to the question of the schools of the diocese, his Lordship said he had listened 'with much admiration and gratitude to the admirable report presented by the Rev. J. Hamer Lewis--(applausei,-and to the very encouraging report of Canon Fairchild—(ap- plause) whose work as principal of the North Wales Training College could not very well be over-stated (applause). It was difficult to make any reference to the education problem, which was not more or less a controversial reference, and it was not with any desire for controversy that he spoke on the point. They must be very careful not to exaggerate the hardships which the administration of the Board of Education inflicted upon the voluntary schools. He thought it was just and fair to remember that though the Board's point of view was not quite their point of view, men like Mr Runciman were devotedly attached to what they believed to be the best interests of education, and that very often in the administration of th-eir great trust they were acting just as much in ac- cordance with principle as those of them who were complaining of their requirements. It might seem a rather worn-out theme, but he would like to state what the real problem, in his humble opinion, w.as as far as i,t con- cerned Churchmen, both the clergy and the laity alike. As Churchmen they had to se- cure the just recognition of their Church Schools. He thought they would all agree with that point (hear, hear). The second point which they had as Churchmen, and especially as clergy, to bear in mind was that they, had to do all in their power to secure the religious education of their children, whether they were being educated in provided schools or in non-provided schools. He could not help thinking if there were two classes of schools at St. Asaph, one a provided school and one r .on-provided school, and he were the Vicar 0, the parish, that he would not have discharged his duty fully to the chil- dren of his liock if he cared only for the children of the non-provided school, and did not see what he could do for the religious instruction of those in the provided school (hear, hear). The third side of the problem, he was afraid, elicited rather inadequate enthusiasm on the part of such a body as the Representative Council of the Church of England. They claimed to be a National Church, and he could not think that there was at the present moment a greater responsibility cast upon them, as people and priests, than that of seeing that they did what they could to assure that the future rulers of this country were brought up in the Christian faith. They had, therefore, a duty not mere- ly to the children of their own Church Schools, -but the supreme duty of seeing that they did what they could for the religious welfare of the nation as a whole (applause). There was again much food for reflection in the figures which the Diocesan Inspector had just submitted to them. In the last five years the numbers in their schools had dropped by 2600—a figure that should make all of them reflect. This grinding-out process was foretold some years ago by many of them, and it was going on steadily, the de- crease last year, they were told, being 680. He viewed that decrease in the numbers in their schools certainly with sorrow, and he feared with alarm. He had felt all along that while they had their schools they had —as the Archbishop of Canterbury,—whose profound interest in this matter could not be put too high, had said—something to "truck" with. But, as those schools lessened in number, so, when the final bargain came, they would, as the result of the continuance of this grinding-out process, have very much j less to "truck" with, and therefore the less, probability of securing a general settlement which would be in their opinion fair to the Church and fair to the nation as a whole, I -S I He had said that he was very anxious, if possible, not to touch upon a controversial subject. He had taken a very deep inte- rest ill this matter, and he had never for one moment receded from the opinion which he had always held as to the character of the settlement which they as Churchmen might labour for, and which he ventured to hope for. THE EDUCATIONAL PROBLEM. Continuing, his Lordship said: You have no doubt many of you seen what was call-ed a proposal for an educational settlement by the Education Committee, of which Professor Michael Sadler, one of the greatest educa- tional experts in the country was secretary. I only want to mate one remark—one critic- ism—upon that proposal, and before making that criticism I should like in a very humble way to express my great admiration for the infinite trouble and for the thought and at- tention which has bc-en given by that Settle- ment Committee, and their effort to offer and to formulate for the nation a settlement of this very vexed problem. But, if any one r.e.ads that proposal with anything like an expert eye, he will see that the commit- tee never faced the real dixhcultv inasmuch as they did not state ivllat they mean by a single £ «hool area. And I say »t with the authority of certainly who occupies one of the highest positions in the edu- cational world to-day. The whole of the settle- ment which the oemmitteio planned depends upon a definiticsri whi.ch lha4y have not themselves ventured to offer. What is jn.g to happen in the future I do not. veriiure to propheyy. I can. only say tliat the figarc as far as. this dioeose is concemod, are not figures. 1 think, to make us altogether satisfied with the condition of our schools at the prewent time. The z6hcols we have, as Mr Ijewis said, are niosi excellent. I believe I am correct in saying there is scarcely a diiocese in the provjnoe of Canterbury where fewer schools have had to 00 given up taan in this dJicccse (app-laivse). But" it SB folly to close our eyes tc facte. I was in a parish the other day—I will not. mention the name—and I saw in close jiiir( position the old voluntary school? among tho very best in the d'ioceee, and the 1WV provided school hard by, and you could ha.rdly help feel- ing that with the wealth of equipment and the abundant resources which the management of tha.t provded school coimnasided at the cost of the. ratepayers, it was a very uneven contest upon which we are compelled to embark. Turning to the question of the Tr-ai-iing Col- lege, the Bishop said that a pari of the groat settlement wfnicth the Archbishop proposed—and he wanted justice to be done to the part His Grace took in the matter—was roilly to secure religious instruction for the teachers in the training colleges. It is always very pleasant, the Rshop proceoded-peth-ips I might venture to say this is an audiemco so little open to ordlIDary enthusiasm as this audito talk of things tihat represent a sorli of victory. Reference was made to Brymbo, and I am giad to say that in regard to Brymba school we did secure-but here again I wish to bo perfectly just—we did &coure, by the act, an the first instance', of the Board of Edtuoataon amd by the action of a friend at court whose name need not be mentioned, an op.portuna.ty of stating our case and of securing what we believe to be justice to that school (applause). It must not be forgotten where tho real debt of that victory is due. HOWELL'S SCHOOL, DENBIGH. I am just going to refer only for a moment to another educatiorial question which I regard of great importance to education in North Wales. I refer to the Howell's School, Denbigh. I am sorry to say that there again 'the maintenance of the school in its present position involved a controversy in Parliament,, which ended1 happily I think in the school being' Left to pursue its present course. I do not make the allusion to that incident from any desire at all to dwell upon what would seem a successful struggle, but I wamt to make one point very clear alike to Churchmen and, to those who are not Church- rti-m in this northern. Principality. Those who have contended for t'ho maintenance of Howell's School as it is at present have done so, I think I may say without a single exception, purely and conscientiously on educational grounds (hoar, hear). I have had the honour of being chairman of the Governing Body of Howell's School for more than 21 years, and I have never seen during the whole of that time a trace of anything like sectarian bias in the manage- ment of that school or in the dstribution of the privileges which it offers. The real contention. —which I hope will go forth to our country- rr.ei1-in this: I have seen a good deal, as you all know, of the working of the Wefeh Inter- mediate Education Act-, and especially of the secondary schools in Wales. I cannot say it has been altogether an ulimlxectl success
RIGID SYLLABUS OF COUNTY SCHOOLS. A very great deal of money has been spent, upcn our secondary schools, and. really, in pas- sing people seem to think that educational effi- ciency a.t the present time Is largely to be measured by financial extravagance (applause and laughter). If efficiency is to be estimated by that test, I think tho intermediate schools in Wales have certainly achieved a very con- sadea-ablo success (laughter). I do not wish at a4ii to disparage the work done in these schools. Very excellent work has been done by a very gVe-at many schools, but anyone who has taken part in education, who is interested in and has studied the subject, will see that the type of education ia singularly uniform; it is a very dead level type. It is rbeoe-,wary, I dare say, but I cannot cone01 from myselif that if you aro to have any tiling like a well united and com- plete system of education, you must have greater variety in the supply than you get in the county soheolfc. Therd are Imatuy parents, especially amongst clergy, who desire to tend their soma to schools w'here ;they can be educated at a very much less cost than they can be educated at the publio sdhools like Shrewsbury in preparation for the great universities. I do not think, if I was sendng up a boy to Oxford or Cambridge, I would feel that I could trust him hopefully to thai county* schools, as they are, with their very rigid syllabus (applause). Look at Ruthin and Llandovery and see what can be done by a scbcol which is really not tied by the oduoa- tionaJ fetters that limit the energies of tho county schools. I think that is the point that really cannot, be made too .much of. The treatment of Friars School, Bangor, was singularly unfortunate. Its endowments have 'I' been pooled greatly to the detriment of Bangor, and I think more greatly still to the detriment of higher education in Wales. We were rebuked very much indeed for saving Ruthin School, but if I wanted to justify those who saved Ruthin School from the hands of the County Council I would s:,y, "Look at Friars School, Bangor," and I should find among those who condemned the policy at Bangor a very large number of those who criticised UG for saving Ruthin School (ap- plause). We tried to save Howell's School, Den- bigh, to preserve in the system of girls' educa- tion a school of the highest type, and it is a very great satisfaction that we are able to record this year as governors the fact that the exami- ners sent down to the University of Oxford gave the very highest possible report of the teaching given in that school (applause). If you hear the questions of Howell's School raised I hope you will remembar that it has been preserved by its present friends, not in the interests of the Church, or of an,) sjcc, but of the higher edu- cation of girls in the Principality. In conclusion, the Bishop asked the clergy to keep their eyes upon two Bills which were going through Parliament, the Bishoprics Bill, the pass- ing of which would be a very great boon to the Church, and the Places of Worship Enfranchise- ment Bill, which represented the desires of the two different sections of the community, and he hoped that the passing of the one would lead to the carrying of the other (applause). DIOCESAN CHURCH BUILDING SOCIETY. The meeting proceeded to deal with the re- port of the Executive of the Diocesan Building Society, and it was pointed out that the contri- butions from the diocese to the Incorporated Church Building Society was very small. On the proposition of COL. WILLIAMS- WYNN, seconded by the HON. LAURENCE BRODRICK, it was decided to vote B50 to the Society, and to request that all grants made by the Society to the diocese should be made in consultation with the Diocesan Society. The following grants were made to various parishes ;Bagitlt £15, Connah's Quay £15, Gwytherin £ 15, Llanddewi £:i.5, Llanddoget C5, Llanfairtalhaiarn 215, Llanllugan E5, Llannefydd f: £; Mold (first grant) £50, Pcnycae £10. Prion "10, and Bala, Gyffylliog, and Llanddulas P,5 each. GWERSYLLT CHURCH. The BISHOP said there was one n3atter to which he wished to call attention, and he hoped the Pnss would give it publicity. At Gwersyllt a subsidence caused by mining operations had done damage to the church and the vicarage, yet the colliery proprietors who were legally re- sponsible for this particular subsidence, had de- clined to allow an examination of their works to see whether they were to blame or not. The mat- ter had been before the Ecclesiastical Commis- sioners, and he believed that if legal pressure was necessary, it would be applied with consider- able force and volume. It was unfortunate that when there was any sort of suspicion that mining operations were the cause of the subsidence that the parties did not cordially help to ascertain the real cause. It was a grave question for the Church, as the Bishop of London had pointed out at the meeting of the Commissioners, and he (the Bishop of St. Asaph) wished to thank his lordship for the interest he was taking in the matter. He did not say who was to blame, but he wished it to go forth that whatever legal pressure was necessary, it would be applied, and he was sure that they would be in a position to apply it (hear, hear).
MERIONETH COUNTY SCHOLARSHIPS. RESULTS OF THE EXAMINATIONS" The result of the Merioneth Secondary School Entrance Scholarships Examination for 1910 a? foTows:— Feetimiog County School.-Icuan Williams, Llanfrothm C.S., obtained! 455 marks out of a possible 525, and is the highest throughout the county; Alfred: Jones, Central School, Festiniog, 400; Robert James Roberts, Central School, Fttiin.iog, 371); Mosvi« R-iba>rte, Llamhrothen C.S., 366; Cissfe Amelia Morris, MaùJúd C.S., 326; Griffith Robert Jones, Central School. Fes- tinicg, 314; John Morris Jones, Central School, Festiniog, 290; William J. Hughes, Central School, Festiniog, 290; Jennie Roberts, Central School, Festiniog, 268; Azariah Philips, Central Schodl, Festoinuog, 284; Nollie Jones, Slate Quarries, 262; Peter Jones, Central School, Festiniog, 252; Annie Jones, Central School, Festiniog, 215; Jennie Williams, OentraJ School, Festiniog, 245; Nancy Lloyd, 239; Catherine A. Richards, Maentwrog, 227; Nellie Pritchard, Central School, Festiniog, 219; Edgar Lly- welyn Roberts, Central School, Festiniog, 215; Jenanie Williams^Central Sdhool, Festinic,g Edith Myfanwy Jones, Central School, Festiniog, 208; Joihn Owen, Trawsfynydd C.S., 165; Mary Dilys Jones, Manod C.S., 160. Towyn County School.—Sarah Blodwen Wil- lia.ms, Towym. C.S., being second throughout the county, 447; Hannah Jane Davies, Towyns C.S., 404; Ma.ry Rowland's, Aberdovey C.S., 359; Annie Augusta Lewis, Aberllefeni C.S., 342; Mary Myfanwy Jones, Towym. C.S., 338; Hum- phrey P. IL Morgan, Towyn C.S., 332; Harry Jones Pugho, Tynyberth C.S., 330; Jane Ellen Williams, Aberllefeni C.S., 316; Mary Davies, Towyn C.S., 311. Barmouth County School.—Cadwaladr Jones, Pcnrhyn C.S., 343; Richard, Griffith, Llanfair C.S., 322; Jane Giynine, Penrhyn C.S-, 280; Bob Williams, Llanbedr C.S., 265; David Thomas, Dyffryn C.S., 249; Hywel GlYll Thomas, Bar- mouth C.S., 248; Margaret Ann Williams, Llan- fair C.S., 244; Gwilym Glaslyn Williams, Pen- rhym C.S., 236; Robert Williams, Llanbedr C.S., 232; May Roberts, Barmouth C.S., 225; Maggie Jonea, Pemrhyn C.S., 224. Jonea, Pemrhyn C.S., 224. Bala County School.-Riohie Hughes Evans, Bala C.S., 399; Doris Gwemnie York,* Cor wen National, 379; Margaret EI wy Edwards, Iian- drillo C.S., 375; Howell Davies Williams, Cyn- wyd C.S., 361; Robert Alan Janes, tWa C.S., 346; Thomas Richard Williams, Llawr-y-Bettws, 322; John James Morris, Corwen C.S., 324; Esther Evans. Llandderfel C.S., 324. DoJgelley County Schoal.-Williaan Williams, Llanelltyd C.S., 271; Ellis Hughes, Dolgelley I C.S., 327; Richard Ernest Jones, Brit-hidir C.S., ¡ 217; Arthur Jones, TJanfachreth C.S., 195: Llv- welyin Jones Ganllwyd C.S., 190; Jennie I Jones, Maesvwaen C.S., 183; Griffith Ro- berts, Bontddu C.S., 170; Griffith Edwards, Llan- elltyd C.S., 160.
GARDEN PARTY AT GLAN j CON WAY. SUCCESSFUL FUNCTION. The beautiful gr-otreds of Glan Conway Rectory v/cre yesterday (Wednesday) the scene of a charming little garden function, tlie proceeds of which were to be devoted to the fund now being raised for the building of a Church House for the parish. Every- thing had been well organised, and the stalls for the most part were laden with articles made during the past year by the members of the Ladies' Gui -d of Workers. There was a large attendance, ivisitors receiving a 0 vIsl I I I cordial welcome by the Rector (the Rev. Griffith Williams) and Mrs Williams. THE OPENING CEREMONY. Mrs Crosfield, of Colwyn Bay, performed the opening ceremony, and the Rector, speak- ing at the outset, referred to her kindness in doing so, remarking that Mrs Crosfield con- ferred a special favour upon them by coming from another parish. Ho remarked that people nowadays had so much to do in their own pav- L.ih.es, that it was difficult to secure help from oute'ete at ali (hear. hear). The Rector pro- ccedbd to explain the object of the function, pointing out thai, every chapel of importance wAhdn tho paridh had'a class-room, whereas that church had nono. He dwelt upon the) necessity of a church-room, in which to hold church meet- ings, children's gathering's, socials, etc. Mrs Crcsfie'ld, formally declared 'the function open, in the eoorso of a. happy speech. She MSO pointed out that at the present day, a churnh- rccrn. was an absolute neoegsjty for ensuring tho succ'3ss of Church work (e.pplauae). Master Bertte Coates then, presented Mrs Crosfield with a. pretty bouquet, and' the Rector formally thanked" heir for tor tcrvioes STALLHOLDERS. The stallholders wc,-o:- P.ain Work Stall: Mrs Jordan Evans, Mrs Madcfock, Miss Hughos, Ty I:a.; Miss Bccl Brit- ton. Baskets), Ftc., StaTl: M -i%" G. Williams Rec- tory, and Mi .Jordan Evans. Cake Stall: Mrs Wellesfcy CotteraJL Toy Sta 1: Mrs Troweok aaid the of the Bodhvfryd1 School. Fancy Stall: Miss Jci sio TreiNy-ek-eM Mifia Pcirri n. Miscellaneous Stall: Mrs Rogers Jones. loo Cream StaC-1: Miss Elsie Rogers Jones, a.nd Miff, Ellis.on. Aunt Sally: Mr Pernnt. Tea TabLes: Misses Hughes, Ty Lsa; Misra Phipps, Miseea NenltSe Edwards, EMesmere; Vamde Coates, and others. ENTERTAINMENT An entertainment arranged by Mr Allan Lewis and Mr Van, Hey was grven, when the follow- ing sustained an inte-restkig programmo:—Misra Haanap, Mr Van Hey, Mrs Weilesdeiy Cotter ail, Miss Adaim, Mr Allan Lewis, and Mire Keenc. Mr Underwood's String Band, from Cohwyn Bay, etso played selections on the lawn.
Local & District News. ABERGELE. PERSONAL.—Mr J. Duncan Miller, J.P., and Mrs Miller, of Glan Aber, are spending a short, holiday at Great Malvern. LEAVING FOR AMERICA.—Mr Robert Wil- liam Hughes, oeootnd son of Mr and Mrs Eben- ezer Hughes, oa Plaenewydd Buildings, is sail- ing today (Thursday) for America. He was lat- terly amployedi by the Rev. B. Jones-Rateman. THE SMITHFIELD.—Mr Chas. P. Sheffield wa.3 attain favoured with a full supply of stock at this market oin Monday. Prizes wwe given for fat stcok, and the following wero the win- no(XS :-Fat baaat. Mr Botrthwiick, with a grand quality buKock, sol4 to Mr Saw bridge, Wzgan\ for £ 17 17s 6d; fat oailf, Mr Wiluiaans, sold to Mr E. P. Roberto, Rhyl, for 70s; 20 lambs. Mr Evans, Tan'srogo, sold to Mr I Ropear, Col- wyn Bay. at 30s ód each. A grand lot of cattle were on offer, and though tirade was a tritfle slower there was an excellent clearance, line best prioee obtained were: Mr Boirthwack, 3 up to £ 17 17s 6d'; Mr John Owe<n, 4 up to :315; Mr Hughes, Tanddea-wen, 3 up to L19 58; Mr Owens, Dolwem, 3 up to £ 16 5?; Mr Laith- wood, 4 up to £ 17. Calving cows sold up to L15 23 6d, and barrens mqde £ 12 78 6d. Fa-t calves wero a sharp trade, and a cloared. Every pen was again full of sheep and lambs# and, with the exception of two Iota, aJJl were sold at moi-t satisfactory prices.—Mar R. Jones, to 233 6d each; Mr Owens, Heind-re Fawir, 25s 6d; Mr Edwards, Gaino, to 24s 3d; Mr Williiiams, Glian Llyn, 26s 6d; Mr John WilEa.ms, 22s 9d; Mr W. Owen, 24s; Mr R. Jones, 24a 6d; Mr J. Owen, 213 9d; Mr Pierce, 23s, and Mr Evans, Ton'rogo, 303 6d. Many other Jois were gold at prices from 16s to 20s. Total numbers of stock: 63 cattle, 16 calves, and 816 cheep and lambs. There will be no mle on Bank Holiday, the next being on Monday, August 8th.
BRYNYMAEN. CHRIST CHURCH.—Next Sunday, the fol- lowing English servicea will be hold: 11 a.m., Service and Sermon; and 7 p.m..—Vicar, Rev. R. Owen, M.A. (Oxon). EXCHANGED PULPITS.—Last Sunday, the Vicar exchanged pulpits with the Rector of Glan Conway, who preached to good con- gregations.
CONWAY. For the Co, nvenienoe of the public in Conway, a letter-box has been affixed to the entranoo of the Estate Office, near the Town Hall, where advertisements and copy for the "Welsh Coast Pioneer" may be left- FOR ARTIFICIAL TEETH try Kay and Sooa. Attends Conway on Tuesdays, 2 to 5, at Mrs Jones, 22, Upper Gate-street. Call and ask for prices. 23730p. ACCIDENT.—Last week, whilst Thomas Hoare, of Gyffin, was driving his market cart, drawn by a donkey, down the Morfa, the vehicle in some way or ot-her capsized, and fell on top of the driver, pinning him to the ground, where he lay in this position for some time. He was at length rescued by a party of special Reserves, who were camping on the Morfa. PREACHING.—The Rev. E. O. Davies, B.Sc., formerly of Bala, and now pastor of
7 'W. jf* —- RELINQUISHING BUSINESS. || A P. AA. AA AA.—AA Jil> I 1 — THE BIGGEST'$ V a* Sale of High-class Drapery 'I ■ 11 Ever Held in North Wales.-——— t |J. TALBOTTJ 60 and 61, HIGH STREET, RHYL, Having Disposed of his Business, the Stock must :4 be considerably lessened, and will be Re-marked On Wednesday, July 13 th, and following SVlonth, j I I AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES. ilj NOTE THE CT DHV? ADDRESS -t)V I 60 ai)d 61HifiHST., RHYL j J
BETTWSY-COED. ANGLING.—During the week several good catches 5 have been recorded in the upper neadhes oi the Conway, and also in the VodJr Rivetr, the oontdmious wet weather proving favourable to an^lera. ORGAN RECITAL.—Mr Bryan Warthurst, of Rhyl, will give organ recita/fe at St. Mary's Church to-day (Thursday), at 3.30 p.m_ and 6.30 p.m. Solos, eto., will be rendered by Mffs Tayleur, Rhyl, and Miss G.. Bon,d, Colwyn Bay. The proceeds will be in aid1 of the organ fumd.
COLWYN BAY. -1. 1 Christ Church, Brynymaen. SUNDAY SERVICES. ENGLISH 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Vicar: REV. R. OWEN, M.A. 24458 (New College, Oxford). I i S
LOCAL ENTERTAINMENTS. PUBLIC HALL, every evening at 8 p.m., Mr Harry Reynolds' Animated Pictures. Special matinees on Saturdays and Wedntesdays at 3 p.m. ARCADIA, West Promenade, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. daily, Catiin's Pierrots give entertaan- men'.s. BOHEMIA, East Promenade, 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 8 p.m., Mr Harry Reynolds' Serenaders givo performances. VICTORIA PIER PAVILION, Orchestral Con- certs at 11 am. and, 7.45 p.m. Special Concerts* Friday and Saturd-ay evenings, 7.45. Vocalist, Miss Mabel Manson, ecxpwano. Week's engage- ment of "The Sabote," a eleven- costume com- pany.
VISITORS STAYING AT BESSBOROUGH HOUSE, WYNNSTAY-ROAD.—B. C. Starape, Esq., WihaUey Range, Mianohesteo*; Mrs Staanpe, child mn and maid, db.; Mrs Watkinson, Otley, Yorkshire; T. Elib's, Esq., Kingsbury, Warwick- shire Mrs Eiliis, do.; Miss Worthin'gton, Snwth- wiok, Biirmingb-am; Mra Diifcken, Codnor, near Derby; C. T. Clarke, Eiq., Knowie, Birming- ham Mre, Miss and Master Clarke, do.; Misses Clarke. Camion Hill, Birmingham. V* ARNING TO TRESPASSERS.—Enoch Plant and Robert Jones were fined Is by the Colwyn Bay justices, on Saturday, for tres- passing on land in the occupation of Mr Hugh Hughes, Penygroesffordd, off Rhiw- road, where they were stated to have com- mitted damage to the value of sixpence.— Mr J. F. Taylor, solicitor, Liverpool, who appeared for the complainant, said there were numerous complaints that people were trespassing on the land in question, which had been recently enclosed, and Plant had been specificially warned about it.—Plant said he had no idea that he was trespassing. He had "habitually been laying on the land for over four years," and as there was no board up, he again made the same use of the ground. There were twenty-eight of them doing the sa.me thing, and he thought all should have been summoned. He denied being warned about it previously.—Mr Taylor made an un- successful application for an advocate's fee. A CRACK SHOT.—Mr Charles H. Palmer, of Victoria Park, who is known throughout North Wales as the representative of Messrs Cadbury, left on Monday for Vienna, where during the next few days he will tdk-o part in the international clay pigeon shooting con- tests. Mr Palmer is, of course, one of the English international team, and last week, in London, he proved in such excellent form that his friends expect much from him at Vienna. THE BOY S -MUT'S.-The Colwyn Bay Troop of Baden-Powell's Boy Scouts, are mak- ing good progress. The first Colwyn Bay Troop, under Scoutmaster Barker, have now five full patrols, and a sixth is in course of formation. Many of the Scouts have pro- ficiency badges. A local committee is being formed. The first and second troops intend giving a performance at the Horticultural Show, next Thursday, at the request of Madame Riviere. GARDEN FETE.—On August 1st, a Gar- den Sale will be held in the grounds of Pen- rhos College (kindly lent for the occaroon), by the St. John's and Nantyglyn Wesleyan Methodist churches. The sales have been held at the College in previous years, and have always proved successful. In consequence of the Horticultural Show, it should be stated that the sale will be held on August Rank Holiday, and not on August 3rd, as men- tioned on the circu-it "plans." IN AID OF THE HORSE AMBULANCE FUND.—With characteristic generosity Mr ft Harry Reynolds has Arranged special concerts to-day, at three and eight o'clock, at Bc heinia, in aid of the proposed horse ambulance for the Colwyn Bay Cottage Hospital. Mr Re1 nolds assures us that he has a very strong programme, and that he is doing his best for a very deserving cause. It now rests with the people at Co.wyn Bay to make the enter- tainments financially successful. COTTAGE HOSPITAL.—The matron gratø fully acknowledges the receipt of the foliowatiS during Juiy :—Mis3 Digby Smith, stra-wbernea: Mr Cooper, Royal Hotol, papers; Mr Wilb^' Bryn Dcdwydd, flowers; Goiwyn Bay books; Mrs Booth rhubarb; Mrs Coy, old linen Miss Shill, Namtyglyin Hall, fruit and vegetables* Mrs Knight, books; Mr Whitehead, vogeta'es* Mrs Taylor, Qakhurst, books; Mrs LaurØl Brodrick, Coed Oceli, old linen. "WHERE IS WILLIAM "—Charles Winder- mere -is responsible far this question. He wrta tdie comedy and he plays the principal park 1n it, aaid he ought to know a little about making. He played "Charley's Aunt" and Private Secretary" for "yeai-3 ajid years years," not to mention "What Happened to Jones," "Facing the Music," and "The Ner, Housemaid." These were all "wiTioers- Charles Windermere hae boon a sailor. Hj served his time before the mast, has been roilin tlie world three times, has toured all ovet Australia and New Zealand thinks Autralia only place to live in, intends to go back to tb« land of sunshine as 90cm as he can. After has completed his present tour of the prxncip3* seaside resorts, "Where is William will aP" pear at a West End London Theatre, and vvbeo he has made all London happy, he will sail a,wø.1 to thooe lands waiting to give him a he&rl welcome across the sea, for no one loves a guv- laugh more that the Australians. Mr W- mere will perform in "Where is William?" ai the Public Hall this (Thursday) evening and tW two succeeding evenings TERRITORIALS. The "G" Compa»? of the 5th Battalion of the RoyaJ Wei-h FuSL- liers paraded at the Armoury at 5 a.m. on Su»" day morning for their journey to for thetir fortnight's camp. Lieutenant F. g. Borthwick was in charge of the mem who t out in good numbsrs. AFRICAN INSTITUTE.—To-day (Thursday) weak a garden party was hoid in the g of the African Institute. A cricket match br tween the visitors and the students was played in the afternoon, and in the evening an eJfter* tainanent was given by the students and friends- Many useful and fancy articles were on sale, the benefit of the institution and an interesting collection of African curiosities were by the students. The amount realised was J65. THE BROTHERHOOD.— As usual tJJII Brotherhood, held its meeting on Sunday after- noon, at the Arcadia Pavilion (by the kind mission of Mr S. Frere). was a gathering. An address was given by Mr WarreB on "What think ye of Christ." Mr BroadberA sang a solo. Mr Johnson presided in the ab- senoe of the chairman. OPEN AIR SERVICES.—La spite of the unpropityows weather on Sunday, the open-air meeting promoted by the Free Church Council OlD the Promenade in thB evening attracted a fairly large con- gregation. The meeting was presided over by Mr R. R. Philips. Mrs Thos. Lloyd had charge of the organ; Miss Cope assisted on th violin, and the meeting was addressed by Mr Henderson, a visitor. LEGAL.—His numerous friends in Coiwy11 Bay, will be delighted to hear that Mr Augustus C. W. Lowe, only son of Mrs Lowe, pf the Metrcpoia Hotel, has just passed the Incorpora- ted Law Society's final examination. Mr I)OV"O is at present articled to Messrs Gray Kellar, solicitors, Aberdeen. PIERROTS AND THE CHILDREN.— The special concert given to the children at the Aroadia on Friday proved a huge success. The la-ug-Mjar of the youngsters was most infectious amd became general in the parents. It was indeed a right merry "show" and for that rea- son children and parents will be pleased to I from our advertising columns that a isin2iW entertainrmeaiit will be given again (Friday) afternoon, when a new programme wi11 be presented specially suited to the children- As 'there wesna so many enquiries last Friday it would be advisable to book seats to secure e. favourable position. During the last concert Mr Frere had no occupation exactly to hjp taSte-- handing rou-nd a huge tray of chocolates frorD which his juvenile friends regaled themselves- At to-morrow's concert some novel toys, whocb have been chosen with an idea of instructaoJi combined with pleasure, are to be distributed amongst the children. Amongst the things ar< some real Japanese parachutes. Mr pryloo, Davies writes to say that to ensure a seat fat the evealing entertainments it is now a:1 necessary to book early. The box office is opeo from 10 a.m. till 12 noon, and 2.30 to 5 p.¡n. when a plan of the seats may be seem. For further particulars see our advertising columns*
LLANFAIRFECHAN. ORGAN RECITAL.—Mr Llewelyn Jones, F.R.C.O., gave an organ recital at Christ Church, on Monday night, the vocalist being Mr D. Felix Davies, Bangor. THE REGATTA.—A correspondent 1Il quires whether it is intended to hold a re- gatta here this season? SUCCESSFUL LOCAL FANCIERS.—At a show held a.t Bangor, on Wednesday, the fol- lowing local fanciers were successful:—Messrs Jorse and Pelling; Miss Italia Ashton; and D. H. Jones, Bryn 'Rbedyn. POLICE COURT.—At Bangor Poiioe OoaffC on Tuesday, before Captairi N. P. Stewart, P.C. William^ charged Griffith Jones, Brynmor-tenr., with being drunk and disorderly in PØO" mawr-road. The defendant, wlio pleaded gniltyv and said he was sorry for the offence, was fined 5s and costs. He asked for time in which to pay the fine" and after being given a few days he aaked for an extended ponod. The Chairman: You cannot be allowed to make your own terxnS to the Bench- OBITUARY Sincere sympathy is bein £ extended to Mr W. H. Ellis, clerk to the Dis- trict Council, on the death of his daughter. Miss Charlotte Ellis, at the age of 17 years. The deceased, who had been in indifferent health for some time, had gone to Hereford- shire to recuperate, and she died there. She was a pupil of the Bangor County School far Girls, and endeared herself to her school col- leagues, and to all who knew her. Ube funeral, which was of a private character, took place here on Wednesday, the officiating ministers being the Revs. John Griffith (Bap- tist minister) and Morgan Jones (Presbyter- ian minister). FOOTBALL CLUB.—The annual meeting of the Football Club was held on Monday, Mr Thomas, photographer, presiding, when tthe following officials were appointed for next season:—President, Dr. J. Bayley; vice- presidents, Colonel Platt, C.B., Dr. Archdall, Dr. Clifton Hughes, the Rev. F. P. Watkin- Davies, Messrs C. II. Burnley, W. Timmins, M. Massey, D. Spray, and Wood, GorsefieLd; treasurer, Mr T. J. Jones; secretary, Mr Lewis Jones, Summer VilLa; and captains, T. Atherton (Saturday team), and W. J. Jones (Wednesday team). SCRIPTURAL KNOWLEDGE. At the annual ScripturaJ examination of the Welsh Baptist denomination, for the whole of the Principality, Florrie Griffith, daughter of Mr F. Griffith, butcher, Oldham House, was ill the class under 1G years of age, placed third, and securing 98 marks out of a possible 100. There were over 100 competitors. The other local candidates were placed as follows: Nellie Roberts, 84; Wm. Griffiths, 84; Carey Griffiths, 77; Henry A. FisheT, 74; J. R. Jomes, 47; Katie Griffiths, 47; H. Richard Hughes, 38; and George Jones, 21. THE SEASON.—Every day sees an acces- sion tcr the number of visitors here, and the front presents quite an animated appearance. The T.I.A. are endeavouring to arrange an open lawn tennis tournament, with induce- ments \1n the form of prizes. Day trippers find in Llanfairfechan a delightful spot, and yesterday a large party, consisting of the Ebenezer Chapel Sunday School members came from Bangor.
LLANDDULAS. PARISH COUNCIL.—The monthly me.cting- of this Council wa,j held last week, there b present the Rev. Canon Roberts (chajirmun)* Rev. J. A. Enoch, Messrs B. H. Jonee, g. Hughea, E. Jones, R. B. Roberts, D. Wil "auial and the clerk. A letter was read from Sir J. Herbert Roberts, M.P., acknowledging reccntf of title Council'R resolution protesting, against JliØ remcvad of Assize Court from, Ruthin. ilhe draining scheme was under con-aderation, and it was resolved to write to Mr R. W. VY yn>aa» the principal landowner in the parish, as to his intentions in future regarding building sites,, so that the drainage scheme mtight be mode to tlhfl best advantage. It was resolved to write to tibe main-road surveyor regarding the state of the main road from Fforddhcaiarn to the especially the state of road in the village. » was decided to forward a protest, to the Rural- District Council re the deficient supply of vraW D; in the pfcuoe for tbie last fortnight.
the Siloh Welsh C.M. Chapel, Llandudno, occupied the pulpit at the Carmel C.M. Chapel, on Sunday, for the first time. FOR CAMP.—The local company of Terri- torials left on Saturday for the aainual fort- night's camp, at Aberystwyth. The company who numbered 150, the established strength, mustered at the Drill Hall, and, preceded by their Bugle Band, marched down to the sta- tion, v/henco they embarked by special train at about :3 p.m. The playing of the Bugle Band was greatly admired by the large crowd who witnessed their departure. Capt. W. A. Tux 10id was in command. A GOVERNMENT APPOINTMENT.—His numerous friends throughout the district wiii hear with pleasusro that Mr Walter J. Parry, son of Conway's respected Town Ck, has been appointed a draughtsman under the Land Valua- tion Clauses oi last year'rj Budget. Mr Parry has had an extensive experience as draughtsman and surveyor under Messrs J. M. Porfcor and Bleook, of the Estate Office, Oolwvil Bay. His probabie departure from this district will deprive the comimuniity of a clever football player and a popular and promising young man. He wiisll ptrobabl.y tako his new duties in hand in the coairae Of a few weeks, but his sphere of work has not yet bee>n decided upon. PERCY SMALLWOOD AGAIN.—Percy Smallwood has added yet anothe'r success to the long list he has already compiled, by defeating five men in a re-lay race at Pitts- burg Hippodrome, on the night of July 12th. There were 8000 people present to witness the race, and aocording to "The Sun," they rose to their feet, and cheered lustily when Small- wood overtook his last man, and in an ex- citing finish came in half a lap to the good. The report adds that the Welsh champion never ran in better form, and that his popu- larity was evident, from the great enthusiasm shown over his victory. FIRE BRIGADE.—Orders for week ending August 8th, 1910:—Station Duty: Fireman, Robert Jones; Fireman, Rowland Jones; Pro- bationer, T. E. Jones; Probationer, Owen Owens. Officer on duty C.O. F. A. Dela- motto. Wet dri'll: Saturday, August 6th, 1910, at 2.30 p.m.—F. A. Delamotbe, Chief Officer. THE WELSH REGIMENT. The Welsh regiment of special reserves, who encamped on the Morfa for some time, left on Friday. To-day (Thursday) week, the troops were inspected before departing. THE -WEA-MERS.-On Monday the local pleasure steamers visited Trefriw, this being the first time this seaeon that the entire fleet have done the full journey on the same day. ILLNESS.—The numerous friends of the Rev. Francis Jones, Bryn Corach, will regret to learn that he is somewhat seriously indis- posed. ACCIDE?TT.— Private D. T. Jones, of the Buglet Band), attached to tlho local company of Territorials, met. with am aceidteoit on tlhe way to camp at Abergavenny on Saturday. In mouth station tho door of the compartment in which he travailed, clcecd upon his hand with the result, thalt his fingers wero badly crushed. MICKET.Cn Saturday afternoon, the locai cricket club wer athorne to the Llandudno A. Team, and gained! a well-earned victory. OBITUARY,—Tho diemth occurred on Mon- day- after a brief illness, of Mr Thoma.s Jonee, of the Commercial Inn, Groesmynydd. De- ceased, who was about 42 years of age, was weti'l- known and highly respected. He had been the licenom of the Oaaun<sroial Inn for over 20 years THE PARISH CHURCH.—The Lord Bishop of Jarrow (Bishop Nickson) will preach at the monning servioa at 11.15 a.m. at tilio Pariah Gbucch^ on Sunday. 'The offertories wilQ bo partly in aid of tibe Liverpool hospitals, and the Mayor and members of the Corporation will at- tend the service. DRUNKENNESS. At too police court on Monday,, before tho Mayor (Mr Jcibm Williams), Jiamoa Trow and Thomas Haden, of Llarifair- fecban, were changed witih drunkermeea Trow was flfcied .2s 6d and costs, and Iladen 5s and coists.