I UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF NORTH WILES. MEETING OF THE COURT OF GOVERNORS. LORD KENYON RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT. THE FINANCES OF TIlE COLLEGE. (From Our Ovra Reportoe.) A half-yearly tnoet>i of t-he Court of Governors of tho University College of North Wales was held yesterday (Wednesday) at the Queen's Hotel, Chester, Lord Kenyon, tho pre- tidcrit, occupying the chair. Too attendance inckkdod Sir J. Prichard Jones, Bart. Sir Vincent Evans, Mr J. Herbert Lewis, M.P. Lady Osborne Morgan, Principal Sir Harry Reichel, the Hon. Mrs Bulkeley Owen, Colonel Thomas Gee, Principal D. R. Harris, Bangor; Messrs J. G. Bacon, Monai Bridge; D. Griffith Davies, Bothesda; Miss M. Bakec, Holywell; Miss M. T. Hole, Denbigh; Miss H. M. Bousfieki, Ba-ngor; Miss M. Crow- tber, Carnarvon; Mrs A. Parker Davies, Aber- gele; Mr H. R. Davies, Treborth; Mr R. M. Davies, Llangollen; Mr J. M. Edwards, Holy- well Mr E. D. Evans, Wrexham; Mr A. Fouikes, Abergele; Miss Goe, Denbigh Coioniel Thomas Gee, Conway; Mi's Gee, Conway; Miss A. B. Gittins, Abergele; Alderman E. Hughes, Winexham; Mr Lowis Hughes, Amltwch; Mr T. Rowland Hughes, Mr L. Lloyd John, Corwen; Mies Annie J. Jonas, Wrexham; Professor E. Taylor Jones, Bangor; Messrs J. Kinsey Jones, Llanidloss; O. Isgoed Jones, Llanrwet.; R. Hughes Jones, Vron, Wrexham; R. O. Jones, aenau Festiniog; Walter 0. Jones, Ruthin; Prof. Lewis Jones, Bangor; Mos-rs Henry Lewis, Bangor; John Mahler, Chirk; and M. F. Mason, Bangor; Colonel Mesham, Pont- ruffydd Mr W. Lloyd Parry, Mold; Mr Samuel Perks, Rhyl; Prof. R. W. Phillips, Bangor; Messrs J. E. Powell, Wrexham; and J. R. Pritahard, Carnarvon; Miss Mary F. Rath bone, Morsai Bridge; Dr. D. Lloyd Roberts, Manches- Ibsr; iir Ed. Roberts, Buokiov; Mr W. B. Ro- berts. Llajigollen; Miss Anna M. Rowliands, Ruthin; Messrs W. T. Rowland, Corwen; E. Sydney Taylor, llawarden; Dr. Jail-tos Taylor, Chester; Mr W. P. Williams, B/uigor; Rev. T. C. Wiliiaffiis, Meiiai Bridge; and Mr John Wiright, Hawardien; with Prof. J. E. Lloyd (the Registrar), and tho Assistant Registrar (Mr Richard Williams). THE LATE KING EDWARD. The President, at 'the outset, referred to the death of King Edward, the Protector of their University, and said that on behalf of the College he conveyed in a telegram their heantfelt sympathy with the relatives, and he received a reply tiwi'oking the Governors and tho Council for their sympathetic message. There was no question, proceeded the President, that they in North Wales venerated King Edward in company with the rest of the Kingdom. To them, he Was a very live personality, and they all re- ooliected with pride and pleasure his laying of the foundation stone of the new College build- ings. In their College and the University of 'Wales generally, the late King always evinced the greatest interest, and in cammon with the reat of the nation they deplored and mourned his death. THE LATE MR P. P. PENNANT. The President moved a resolution expressing deep sorrow at the death of Mr P. P. Pennant, who Lad been a member of tho Court and of the Council of the College on the nomination of the Crown, since its establishment, and who rendered Valuable service as one of the vice-presidents His keen interest in tho work of the College in all its branches and his devotion to the cause of education in Wales, stated the res^ution, were constantly manifested throughout his long and distinguished career. Lord Kenyon, in moving the resolution referred to the late Mr Pennant as one of the greatest friends the College ever had. One of the most faithful in attending the meetings of the College committees, he aided it in every way he could. He had known him for 25 or 30 years, and during tho whole of that time he had never known him to shirk any responsi- bility or duty which fell to his lot. Possessing very keen and excellent intellect, his presence -,nd advice on the Council was always valued and his opinion was always useful and generally acted upon. By his death North Wales had lost a most valuable and useful public s' r- Fant (hear. hear). The most modest of men, he never pushed himself forward, but nevertheless there was always a demand for his services, es- pecially when difficult matters of business, or Negotiations were on, for there never was a bet- ter mediator than Mr Pennant, who was a genius for soothing injured feelings or arranging matters between two parties. Sir Vincent Evans seconded the resolution, and remarked that he came into contact with Mr Pennant in connection with the preservation of Flint Castle. His appeal in connection with that old fabric greatly impressed the Commissioners, and it showed his desire that the great deference should be paid to the wishes of the people of ,Wa3es. Mr S. Perks, Rhyl, added his testimony to the fine character borne by Mr Pennant, and Prin- cipaJl Sir Harry Reichel said that he had ben Acquainted with Mr Pennant's work on behalf of. the College for about 26 years, and he was a: tWays impressed with his tolerance and absolute serenity of temper even in times of heated tee:- ing. It was said that it was easy for a man tc be tolerant if he had no principles, but that was cot the tolerance of Mr Pennant (hear, hear). It was to him more than to any other m;¡n that they owed the development of the College agri Cultural department, by opening the CollegeTarm. Tho resolution was carried, the Governors up standing. ELECTION OF PRESIDENT. Mr R. O. Jone3, Festiniog, proposed the re- jection of Lord Kenyon as president,, saying that his lcrdihip had always faithfully discharged his (duties in connection with the College (hear, hear) Mr Isgoed Jones, Llanrwst, seconded the mo- tion, which was carried with acclamation. The President said he could assure the Cont that though he bad now been connected with the College for many years his interest in it had not diminished. He thought they in North Wales .ought to feel very proud of their College, an cf fixe new buildings which were now about to re- ceive their final crown. He sincerely hoped that that great monument to Welsh education and to the aspirations of the Welsh people would be a reminder to them of the higher duties all of them owed to their country. They themselves must not forget that the buildings were not coiii plete, and alhough they had done as much as one generation could hope to accomplish, they must still look forward to the completion of the buildings, and still urge the claims of education upon their countrymen, and see that the CaUe-ze 5 adequately supported and maintained after being built He was glad to learn that the Col- lege itself was in a prosperous condition, and that the increased grant from the Treasury had en- abled them to pay more adequate salaries to the professorial staff and afford "them more assist- ance in the noble work they had undertaken. "Of course, when we get into our new buildings the expenses will naturally increase," pointed the President, "but it is hoped that the increased number of students will help to diminish the con- tingent liability. Many good friends of the Col lege have done their best to make the new build ings wortHy of the College, and I mus| mention the gifts of Sir J. Prichard Jones, Mr H. R Davies, Treborth, and many others, who have oomo to our rescue (hear, hear). I hope we have not exhausted the generosity of th-e people of North Wales, because there arc still many things required." 0 ELECTION OF OFFICIALS. Judge Bryn Roberts, Bangor, was re-elected treasurer, and Mr W. J. Parry, Bethesda, auditor Sir John Rhys, Oxford, Messrs D. P. Williams, Mid W. P. Matthews were re-elected members of the Council to serve for five years. THE FINANCES OF THE COLLEGE. SATISFACTORY REPORT. In submitting the annual report of the Council of the College, Mr Henry Lewis, Bangor, stated that the financial statement showed a small bal- ance in hand for the first time for many years, That was to be accounted by the fact that last yoar they reoeived five quarters grants from the Government owing to the different method which had been adopted by the Government in paying the grants. Notwithstanding tho great increase in tho receipts on that account, if only four quar- crs Government grant had been received their adverse balareo would have been reduced from C1911 to JM12 last year. "The College," proceeded Mr Lewis, "bLs Reyer been in a 'better financial position than it is in to-day, and that wiN be apparent when I befi you that ten years ago we bad invested tends amountiag to £ 52,794; and that now our invested funds total £ 75,726, an increase in ten years of £ 23,000. This has nothing at all to do with the funds raised in ooimeoticm with the new College. Tho funds I am referring to, have been invested for the sake of paymg the ordi- nary expenses of the College and the sohoiar- shapa dwith it. The interest on the in- vested fundi TO 1900 amotmted to £ 1900; last year they amounted to about £2.500. Paraiie! with this increase in the funds of the Coilege ifi the increase in its popularity, for last year there was a record number of students, 350. The foes received from students ten years ago amounted to L1955, last year the amount bad increased to JS2445 exclusive of (the fees paid in the Kindergarten, the Agricultural, and Forestry Departments. The reports of the different pro- fessors are also full of hope for the future, and of gratitude for the additional assistance the Council of the College have been aJble to give isbom. throughout the College there is apparent an excellent spirit of conAerrfcmcnt, satisfaction, and confidence in the future (hear, hear). There is only one slight apprehension (mingling with our satisfaction* and that was the possibility of a considerable increase in the maintenance ac- count next year, for wo sahil have to maintain practically two institutions—the old College and the now one, but I a.m sure the Council when they look the facts in the face will be able to make both cuds meet." With regard to the Biriiding Fund, Mr lew-s aa-id that when the College waj first established, and it was proposed to raise a building fund in North Wales, the figure at which 800lC of the most sanguine friend's of the College placed the total collections was £ 30,000. That was about the inaxini-tim sum they would ever ccjiect, it was then said, but that day they were able tc report that:, tho sum already promised was 1;116,000, of which only £ 20,000 had been re- ceived from the Government (cheers). Of this large amount £83,340 had already been, reeo vcd. that being in addition to tho cost of the sue — £ 15,000, presented by the Corporation of Ban- gor. Of the whole amount promised tbero re- mained only £ 13,000 to be collected. But even after receiving the E13,000 they would not be able to enter their new buildings free of dobt. So far as they oould see, the sum of £ 12,000 was required before the opening day if the new College would have to be opened free of debt. He had been srtruck wl th one feature in con nection with the new busings, and tha. was the readiness with which friends of the College had rendored assistance in providing atatues, wrought iiongatee, stained g-liuss windows, and other ornaments which were not included in tne builder's contract. A special a,ppe-al was made for these things. lie was happy to isay Jla.t the special donations (some of which were unsolici tod) received to provide these ornaments amounted to something like 10N. It was pro- posed to put up the statue of a historical olsli character in the porch of the Prichard Jones Hall, and the secretary of one cf the most ancient Welsh societies in London, had promised to provide that statue (hear, hear). These who I were interested in music would be glad to learii that a space had been reserved in the Prichard Jones Hall for an organ, and the Council would not feel their consciences at rost until tnat space bad n filled (laughter), They had also been offered. a gTand piano worth £350 for £ 175, and he was sure there were many who would be pleaded to contribute that amount. DEPRECIATED RAILWAY STOCK. Mr S. Perks made inquiries with regard to the preoeIlí va'-ue of railway stocfc possCS18ed by the College, He pointed out, that the value of every stook had depreciated, but the committee « £ >parentSv made ro allowance for that. He thought in future that the actual value of the stank should be stated, and not their value a few years ago. The President replied that that could be done, though it. would occasion certain amount of work. He did. not thrirk tho sugges- tion made by Mr Perks would prove of much advantage, befcaueo they did not wish to aali cut these investmewes, and certainly not the stock which had depreciated. Mr Henry Lewis said the suggestion would receive (the attention of the Financo Committee, so there was no necessity to pass a resolution. In administering tlio funds of the Coll ego they had the invaluaJb'e assistance of Mr Rowland Hughes, of Liverpool. THE PRINCIPAL'S STATEMENT. Principal Sir Harry Reichel, in presenting the report of the Senate, stated that in looking down the list of scholarships awarded, the governors would notice that a large number were marked "Eyton Williams," and that was an indioation of a great improvement which had taken place in the position of tho College finances as the re- sult of the Eyton Williams' legacy. A commis- sion which had inquired into the Universities reported that it was not desirable that entrance scholarships should bo paid out of the general College funds, and ho thought it would be agreed that that was a sound recommendation. The lrkm Williams' legacy had released their Col- lege from that difficulty (hear, hear). As to the number of students admitted a record was con- stituted last year with 346 students, the number this ssesion being about half-a-dozen or ten less. He would like to draw attention to the large proportion of students who came from the Coun- ty Schools of North Wales. No fewer than 242 out of the total of 346 came from the County Schools of North Wales. No fewer than 242 out of the total of 346 came fro.m the County Schools, and of that number 146 entered the County Schools by meaois of scholarships from elementary schools. They would notice that 44 students took German, and in this connection he would like to road the report, of ths head of that Department, who sad, "Few, if any, of tho students enter the College with any knowledge of German with the result that little work of an academic nature can bo pursued. As long as this state of tihinga oontinues the Department is threatened with stagnation possibly with total extinction." Perhaps tho threat of "total ex- tinction" was a little alarming, but he thought the fear of stagnation was justified. Anyone who viewed the matter calmly could not help admitting that the two most important languages from every point of view were English and Ger- ma.n, and that any system of education which put German aside was open to grave question. For one thing no branch of strudy could be pur- sued to a high point without a good working knowledge of German, and that could not b? said of any other modern' language. The statis- tics oontained in the report showed that half the work done at the College readied a good hon- ours standard. Of the three University fellow- ships awarded in Wales last year, two to Baaigor (hear, hear). With regard to the George Rao lectures, they were carried on under an cn-dowment left by Mr Rae, whose idea was that it should form the nucleus of a fund. to establish a cthair. The endowment produced something like J350 a year, but., of course, a much larger eumi would have to be secured before anything like a department in economies could be estab- lished at the College. The library was being catalogued so that each book could be easily available. The value of that class of work strongly impressed him a few years ago when She acoompanicd the Commissioners who visited the Theological Colleges on behalf of the Uni- versities of Wales. At Lampeter they found a library upon which an expert cataloguer had been engaged for three ye and the e-ffect of that work was that the value of the library for tha purposes of study had, at least) been trehlod. In connection with the new buikihiga he pointed out that in the recent Treasury report upon Scottish Universities it "was held that the addi- tional charges upon an University as the result of the erection of larger building's were a reason- able claim for further Government grant (hear, hear). They could get people to build colleges and other institutions, but it was difficult to get them to provide endowments, and, therefore, a just claim could be made upon a oontral fund, the oecurit-y of the Treasury being, of course, the fine and noble buildings orected, at private empense. RESEARCH WORK AT THE COLLEGE. Dr. R. W. Phillips seconded the adoption of tho Senata's report. He said that no one con- nected with the work of the College in its earlier yea-rs could help being- struck with the change which had oome over the general character of the work now carried on there. Time was when they were obliged to hold junior classes in a grea.t variety of subjects, but that era, had now disappeared. Very few etudenta now entered the College who had not matriculated, but, of oourse, in subjeots like Greek and Hebrew, it was still necessary to offer facilities to students who wished to commence studying those lan- guages. Generally speaking, however, the stu- dents who were admitted into the College wore prepared to enter the degree clasgm-(hear, hear)—and the whole level of the work of the College had been elevated. There waa AnOther striking featurfc, and that was the number of students engaged in research work at the Col- !ege—stoudents who had graduated, and who, having been inspired with the love of learning were prepared to tread new paths of learning. Students were now returning to the College to pursue their studies on their own initiative when the University had finished instructing them. That was a matter upon which the Court and I the Cortege should oongTatula,to itself—(hear, hear),—and they undoubtedly heM their own with the other Welsh Universities and with Uni- I versities of similar status elsewhere. The fact that they wore about to enter new buildings should act as a great stimulus to the students. In raising" the amount they had for the new buildxijgte they had done more than their most ardent hopes oould suggest, but there remained E12,000 before they could open the new build- ings free of debt, and that was a matter which affected everyone of them. If thoy could open I the tOOW buikiiugB free of debt it would be a great moral lesson to tbe whole community in ■which they lived. I TELE OOLLEGE AND THE EISTEDDFOD. Principal Sir Harry Rachei semaxjted that I it was soxaeftimes said that the colksges in Walcp pursued their way on a path which was no doubt the proper University path, but "which had nothing to do with Welsh life and character. He did not think that was a oorocct statement, and the fact that both the ch aii-ted and crown-ed bardis at tho rcosnt National Eisteddfod at Colwyn Bay wore oiLd efcudisnts of the College was a sufficient refutation of the stateinent (hear, hear). Mr Perks spoke appreciatively of the lectinres given at Rhyl undei the auspices of (the Colloge. WELSH LIBRARY COMMITTEE. The following were re~eiLected on the Welsh Library Committee:—R?ev. Ivan T. Davies, Mr R. Gwyneddon Davies, Rev. Owen Da- vies, Rev. J. Puleston JOIKS, ,Mr L .D. Jones, Ik-v. J. C. Morrioe, Sir Isambard Owen, Pro- fessor T. Hudson iWdlliams, and Mr W. P. Williams. Mr S. J. Evans, Llangefni, wrote intima- ting that he did not wish to be re-elected on the committee. A [Governor inquired how often the mem- bers had attended, and the Registrar replied that no meeting had boeu held (laughter). The President: [Then they have attended the maximum number of meetings (laughter). Mr Isgoed Jones moved that Caaion T. Ed- wards i(Gwvnedd) should be elect-cxl on the oommittce vioa Mr S. J. Evans, and this was carried. Asked if there was any understanding be- tween the Welsh National Library and thø- College Library, the Registrar stated there was. A SPECIAL STATUTE. In the absence of M'r Glynne Jon-os. Dr. Phillips proposed that the following special statut.e ,be adopted "That clause 2 (c) in the Special Statutes adopted by the Court of Governors on April 15th, 1908, and confirmed on April Gist, 1909, and approved by the Privy Council on November 11th, 1909, be amended as follows By inserting the word 'British' -before the word 'University' in the said clause." The amending Statute, is proposed in order to jmeet the objection raised to the original Statute in a letter from the Privy Council, which approved the Special Statutes adopted by the [Court on the understanding that the Court will submit, in dUiC course, for their lordships' approval, an amendment of the Special Statu tc restricting the qualification for election in the case of governors appointed by teachers in secondary schools to persons holding the degree of a British University, or in the case of a woman an equivalent qualification." I 'The resolution was adopted without com- ment.. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES. It was reported that six meetincs of the Court of Governors of the University'of Wales had .boon summoned during the year, aiid that two of the representatives of the Univer- sity College of North Wales did not at lead a single meeting. Mr (Lewis Hughets, Amlwch, said that it would be just as well to abolish the repre- sentation if the members did not attend. The President: Aberystwyth is so difficult to get to. I Principal Ellis Edwards. Mr Edmund Jones, Barmouth, and Mr Kensey Jones, Llanidlo-ps, were appointed representatives. NEXT MEETING TO BE HELD -,VT BANGOR. Professor Lewis Jones proposed that Ban- gor should be the venue of the next meeci-io, of the Court, who could then for the first time meet in the new buildings. That midlife influence the subscriptions of some of them, A friend of his, altei- soeing the noble pije, immeaiatoly doubled his subscription (laughter). Mr Perks proposed that the meeting ghouJd c* but found no seconder. Vincent Evxms fa-vourod Bangor, and Canon Edwards pointed out that the governors at their :uext meeting might have to ooiiswier certain arrangements in connec- tion with the new buildings, and it was wøll that they should be on the spot (laughter). Mr Perks: I will withdraw my motion in the hope that you will visit Rhyl next time. It twas then decitied to hold the nest meet- ing at Bangor.
THE STUDY OF AVIATION. THE COLLEGE AEROPLANE. In his departmental report, Dr. G. H. Bryan stated that the increase in the intermediate class of mathematics, which marked the Session 1908-9 was maintained last session. "I have been en- gaged during the session in a difficult investiga- tion reliting to the stability of aeroplanes, the completion of which," proceeded Dr. Bryan, "has been unfoitunately delayed owing to pressure of other work for several years. It is rather a pity that such hilS bern the case, as it is certain that some at least of the fataliies which, have occurred recently could have been prevented if the re- sults could have been sooner placed in the hands of those developing the problem on the experi- ^u^^ta,! side on the Continent and elsewhere. The increased Treasury grant to our College a.nd the discontinuance of matriculation preparation, have enabled the work to be carried on, and valuable assistance in tins, as well as in the teaching work of the College, has been rendered by Mr E. II. Harper, who has obtained several important results, and is now writing a book on aviation for the Cambridge University Press. I hope to cfl'er 'Equilibrium and stability of aero- planes' as a selected subject for candidates taking our honours course in applied mathematics as soon as the results are published." THE OVER SUPPLY OF TEACHERS. Dr Bryan stated that in view of the corres- pondence which had appeared in certain news- papers regarding the "over supply of teachers," it might bo well to call attention to the fact that the difficulties which appeared to have arisen in some quarters, had existed for the last 25 years in tho case of well qualified mathematical teach ers, and an instance of this orcr suppflv or rather lack of demand had been afforded bv the verv high qualifications of those who had been willing to take office as assistant lecturers in his depart- ment Then existed in England a prejudice against tho employment of well-trained graduates in mathematical honours for duties for which their services would prove of great value, and would be appreciated on the Coctdnctnt There seemed to be a preference for the so-called "all- round man," but from his knowledge of this class of graduate, the choice was likely to prove a failure in many instances from a certain lack of accuracy and thoroughness in work arising from the mathematical training of these candidates, not having been carried to a sufficiently high level. Professor Taylor Jonos reported that Mr W. E. Williams, B.Sc., during last session constructed a flying machine embodying several new and in- teresting features. Unfortunately, owing to de- ficiences in the motor, it had not yet been found possible to make any satisfactory trials, but he (Professor Taylor JQnes) had no doubt that with a more powerful motor the machine would prove successful. THE COLLEGE LIBRARY. The Central Library report stated that the num- ber of readers during tho past year was 416, and the total number of volumes taken out was 7156, as against 405 and 6533 respectively in the pre- vious year. The total number of accessions to the library during the year reached the large figure of 1604 book volumes acd 351 pamphlets. Of the sum set apart by the Treasury for the pur- poses of general College equipment, £300 had been allocated by the Council on the advice of the Senate towards the increase of the annual library grant for the* purchase and binding of books. At the beginning of the year it was de- cided to spend S230 for the immediate registering and cataloguing of the entire library on what was known as the "Dewey System. The in- crease in the :,nnual grant had abso onabled the Cc.uncil to deal .with other matters foreshadowed in last year's report, viz., to mako permanent provision for the maintenance of the Welsh Library, and for the retention of the Assistant Librarian '.Rev. T. Shankland) in charge of it as a permanent member of the General Library staff. The report on the Wdsh Library stated that during the year it had been considerably enriched both by donations and by purchases THE ADDITIONAL TREASURY GRANT. PROGRESS OF NEW COLLEGE BUILDINGS. In their annual report the College Council stated that the chief task which had engaged their attention during the year had been the allocation of the additional Treasury Grant of X4,000 a year. In making the grant, the Treasury stipulated that it should be applied as follows:—JB1000 to improving the equip- EBent of the Library, the Museum, and tho l Science Laboratory; X-IOW to raying pro- foaskmal salaanes; £500 to making fu-tber provision for tutorial assistance; and .£50) to establishing a pension or superannuation scheme. Careful consideration had been given to the noods of the College under each of these heads and an effort made to arrive at what may be regarded as permanent ar- rangements for the five years covered by the new grant. Good progress has been made during the year with the erection of the new buildings, and within a few weeks it was expected that they would be handed over by the contractors to the College. Arraagemeots were being made for furnishrng and for laying out the grounds, and it was hoped that at the be- ginning of the January term the work of the Arts Department and of the administrative staff can be transferred to the new quarters. In their last annual report the Council called attention to the need of supplementing the provision then being xaade by the addition to tho buildings of a Great Hall for the hold- ing of the more important ceremonies and functions of the academic year. With great satisfaction they reported to the Court, that this need had now been supplied by the patriotic munificence of Sir J. Prichard-Jones, Bart., who has undertaken, at a cost of £17,000, to provide what would undoubtedly bo the crown and centre of the impressive group of buildings now being erected in Upper Bangor. The new hall, which was to beer the donor's name, would, it W3.S ex- jKjeted, be ready for occupation next summer. Through the generosity of friends of the College, among whom special reference might be nJade to Mr H. R. Davies, Mr T. Rowland IIughos, and the Misses Davies, of Treborth, decorative features, such as statues and stained glass windows, had been included in the new buildings which could not have been provided out of the General Building Fund. Among other benefactions of the year mig-ht b3 specially recorded the legacy of £1000 left by the late Mr Owen Owen, of London and Penmac-nmawx, who had in his lifetime been a gen-erous donor to College funds, and the renewal by the Worshipful Company of Drapers, to whom the Coll-ege was under so deep an obligation in respect of other gifts, of tLair grant for the maintenance of the Electrical Engineering Department. There had been few changes in the staff during the yeaj. The lectureship in Forestry, held by Mr Fraser Story, had been con verted into a full professorial chair, and a number of temporary appointments among tho junior staff had boon made permanent as the result of the improved financial posi- tion. The place of Miss Lane, whose de- parture was reported last year, had been filled by the appointment, as warden of women student-s and head of University Hall, of Miss Dorothy Chapman, M.A., of the Univer- sity of St. Andrews. FINANCE COMMITTEE. This committee reported that a considerable portion of the costs incurred by the College in connection with the recent Income Tax ap- peal had been refunded by means of subscrip- tions contributed by other institutions which had benefited by the decision of the Court of Appeal in favour of the College. Heavy payments wvre made in respect of the new buildings during the year. Further large payments had since been made which had (entirely absorbed the investments of th-e fund, the bank account of which was now substantially overdrawn. It was of import- ance, therefore, that all outstanding sub- scriptions should be paid, and that every effort should be made to raise the additional sum accessary to secure that the new build- ings should be opened free from debt and complete as to their equipment.
ABERGELE & PENSARN. NEXT SUNDAY'S SERVICES. St. Michael's Church: 8 a.m., Holy Com- munion, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sundays in the month; 11 a.m. on the 1st Sunday; 9.45 a.m., Welsh Service and Sermon; Holy Com- munion on 1st and 3rd Sundays; 11 a.m., English Service and Sermon; 2.30 p.m., Sun- day School in the Church House; 6 p.m., Welsh Service and Sermon. St. David's Church (Pensarn).—11 a.m., English Service and Sermon; 6.30 p.m., Eng- lish Service and Sermon. Clergy: Rev. Canon T. Jones, M.A. (vicar), and Rev. D. Richards Griffiths, M.A. (curate). English Presbyt-erian Church (Peusarn) R, v. J. Ilonry Davies, pastor. Congrogationalists: Rev. M. Davies. Wcsleyans: 10, Rev. D. Morris; 6, Mr Prico Evans. Cadvinistic Methodists: Rev. J. Gerlan Wil- liams, B.Sc. Baptists: Rev. W. G. Owen (Llifon). FORTHCOMING MARRIAGE. — The mar- riage cf Miss L. Jones, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs C. P. Jones, of Tho Metropolo, to Mr Gcorgo D. Stewart, of Abergele, has been ar ranged tc. take place on November 3rd. HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICES were held at the English Presbyterian Church on Thursda.y evening, when an eloquent sermon was preached to a crowded congregation by the Rev. \Y. Wynn Davies, of Rhosllanerchrugog (formeriy of Bangor). The church had Keen tastefully de- corated far the occasIOn by the lady members CHURCH CHOIR TRIP.—liiis day week the members of the Welsh and English choirs of the Parish Church and the bet!ringers, had their an- nual trip, Liverpool having this time been de- cided upon. The party numbered about sixty, and they were accompanied by the Rev. D. R. Griffiths, M.A. (curate). TfTe outing proved most enjoyable. GIRLS GUILD. To mark the opening of their winter session's work at the Guild Room, the members of the Misses Roberts' (Tan'rallt) Girls' Guild held their usual tea and entertain- ment this day week. The waitresses were: Tho Misses Metcalfe, Bridge-street; J. Hughes, Ga, rponfa; H. Williams, Peel-street ;Minnne Jones. Rose Cottage; Emfly Roberta, Isfrvn; K. Mill- ward, 2, Sea View; Jennie Jones, Pen'rallt Farm; Blodwen Pritcbard, Chapel-street; Annie Parry,' Chapehstreet; Liw.ie Davies, Bryntirion; E. Da- vies, Bryn Coch; and E. Davies, Gwreiddya. The following was the programme of the enter- tainment :—Pianoforte solo, Miss Jennie Jane* Tan'rallt Farm; solo, "0, tyrd yn ol fy ngencth wen," Miss Minnie Jones; recitation, "Uncl Roger," Miss Blodwen Roberts, B.A., Bryn- gwenallt; pianoforte solo, Miss Robert.s Tan- 'rallt Hall; solo, Mjss Bossio Jones, Bridge- street; recitation, Miss Edith Roberts, Fforddlas ■ solo, Miss Jones, The Schools.
COLWYN BAY. TILE COLWYN BAY CHESS CLUB meets every Thursday cveniug at seven o'alock mi ,,0. the Cafe Royal, Station-road. Subscription 5s per annum.—II. Evans, Hon. Sec. 28657,r> INCOME TAX <u*d Laa*l Tax Returnfpm! pared; Ciain-is for over-paid uuxane tax carried through; disputed aooounti adjusted- aooouffits prepared, balanced, and eud-,t,-d.- T. R. Roberts, Accountant, Breeze HiJ, and Eisteddfod Offices. 287130 HEAVY SEAS DAMAGE PROMENADE- To-day week, the tide which was the highest Been at Colwyn Bay for majiy years, rose to a height of 22ft. llin., a north-west wIDd driving heavy seas shorewardt3. Some idea. of the spec- tacle on the front may bo obtained from tho fact tihat waves actually hurled round boulders of several pounds weight right up to the waJl intervening between the roadway and the Pro- menade west of the Pier entrance. At the Old Oolwyn end tho water ran up the Dingle stream nearly as far as Tamyooed, the residence of the Rev. Llewelyn A. Richards. Between 30 and 40 vaaxfa of coping stone at the Old Cwyn emd of the Promenade was damaged, and the thick ircm rails art the eeia side were twisted about as though they were so much rubber tubing. Hun- dreds of tons of sba^rle and sand and stono were thrown on to the Promenade. THANKSGIVING SERVICES. Oto SuB- day the harvest thanksgiving eervioos wero held at the English Presbyteman Church, and were conducted by ttho pastor, the Rev. J. Edwards. The choir esmg 0 taste and jsee" (Goss) and "0 .praiso tho Lard" (Hopkins), The church was very prettily decorated. Tie fruit was afterwards distributed to the sick, and the proceeds from the sale of the vege- tables were transferred to the Cottage Hos- pital Fund. YM.C.A. LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY.-The session was inaugurated on Friday with A debate in which Mr J. W. Adameo-n AND MT E. E. Elcock led. 'Mo next meeting rwill be held cm Friday, the 28th jinet., when Mr A. H. Summers and Mr D. E. Greenfield will speak, the subject being "Monarchy Toreue Republic,"
IA' ÆAY.AV AF AP' A'# A'Y A".# AY. AY l II W. R. A Distinct Success A Word of Advice Free 3 N BROOKES MISS Grace fiutcbinsoti || Pr$P the celebrated Hygienic Corset Lecturer & authority jk fe v>0« on Deep Breathing. J During the short time Miss HUTCHINSON has been S 1 with H —25 § 27,— W. R. BROOKES & Co, S e The important question— | mostptl St, SHOULD LADIES'WEAR CORSETS ? § IN AS been freely discussed, and many Ladies have taken the fey great advantage of consulting this celebrated specialist free of IN charge. Miss Hutchinson will give Lectures on this important ques- tion daily in the fx II Showrooms of Messrs. W. R. Brookes & Co. I IN — — — — with private consultations and advice free. Ladies will see how it is ^T| 1 I possible to obtain a corset that will in every detail suit their personal I I 5-1 T\ ifl 1 1 /l T1 requirements, their measures will be duly registered by her without the m, I Jifl I Bl Hil I I 8U. object of immediate purchase. L N Iki bv The Visit terminates Friday, October 28th. Wj 4j? ¿V A'IY AJ? AŸ ¿:y AY AT ÂlŸ ÃY A? 4Y 4F Ar A!5? ¿y .? AI'? Air A\
RHOS-ON-SEA. CHOIR TRIP. On Frida.y the LLardriilo Chunjji Choir bedd their annual trip, leaving the Colwyn Bay station far Liverpool on the 8.25 a.m. train. '100 w-escher, which had been thr,mai,enirig fortunately c up, and a. most enjoyable day was spent. The party was ac- companied by the Vicar (the Rev. E. Jajrtes Evans, M.A.). The expenses were defrayed by members of the congregaiiian. G.F.S.—Tbe members of the G.F.S. axe giving an entefftaiiHnent, in aid of the New CSruroh Fund tc-day (Thursday) at Rhos. THE MARRIAGE arranged between the Rev. T. E. Timothy, of Rhos-on-Sea, Colwyn Ba.y, vicar of Rheeycae, Flintshire, and Perxita Ahiop Spencer Comber, daughter of the late Thoenas Denison Comber. Valparaiso, Chili, and of Mrs Comber, 9, Norvhgate, Regent's Park, N.W will take place at 2 p-rc. on Wednesday, November 9th, at the Parish Church, Maryle- bone,
OLD COLWYN. ST. JOHN'S CHURCH (ENGLISH) SUN- DAY SERVICES.—Rev. J. Griffiths, -vicar:- 11 a.m., Services and Sermon; 6.30 p.m., Ser- vice and Sermon; Thursday, 7 p.m., Service and Sermon. THE P..M-A--The Pleaisant Afternoon Meet- ing, this weiefc, was addressed by the Rev. Silas Jonas. Mias Schdeude, oC Old Colwyn, sang, and Mias Keitx>r. a pwiEtoforte aoio. Mrs Lewis WiJJams presided. TH A N K SGI VING. Yesterday (Wednesday) the Welsh Wosjeyan, Baptist, and Congretgiaiioiu ai Ohurahes held their harvest thanksgiving ser. vaaes. WELSH HOME RULE.—On Monday mem- bers of tai-e Hebron Literary Society debated "Hccrrsai Piiie for Wales." The measure was advocated by Mr Thosmas Wi&iams, Greenfield ITtauee, and Mr Roberts, and opposed by Mr John Lewis Jone: and Mr T. Treleaven Jones, Mr W. G. Wiiliaans, Mr Owen Jones, and others s,Iso spobe. A majority of five was de-alared in favour of home rule. The Rev. Lewis Wii- isacnti presided. A BAND OF HOPE TREAT will be held to- morrow (Friday) in Aesarrfbly Room. Tea will be provided at 4.30. Mrs H. O'Connell, "Halawood," wiS afterwards distribute cortifi- caios and medaie to the successful mecnibers. MISS BABCOCK'S SUCCESS.—Last Friday, at Lanercost, Cumberland, in the best of com- pany, Miss Babco-ok's (Kct Ghur) wins were as foiaows:—Sliver tea service for most points in show; two silver cups; three specials; eiffht firsts; eight seconds; seven -ijhirds; a.nd four At Manchester on Tuesday she won the Preside nit's Curp for most points; one Andal- r<un.T> cup three specials; nine firsts; fourteen eocusls; nine thirds; and four fourths. Misr, Baboock won the President's Cup for most points i-n 1908 also. This is not a challenge, cup, but given outright, so now she holds two president's oups. "THE ADVANTAGES OF A RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION" was the subject of an instruc- tive address given by Mr D. G. Wilson Rumsey (af the National Federation of Ratepayers' Asso- ciations) at the Assembly Room on Monday even- ing. Mr E. Davies, Mr W. Hughes, and others also spoke. Mr 0 Bertard Lowe presided over a numerous gathering. THE CONSERVATIVE VAN has been tà- tioned here for some days recently, and capital addresses by Mr Fred Howard were listened to by numerous audiences. The van left subse- quently for Penrhynside, where meetings are to be held this (Thursday) evening and to-morrow evening.
LLANDDULAS. PERSONAL.—Dr. Elliot has b I ■ -ddulas in the hope that a. ohangq may p. .ic"! to his health. FOOTBALL.—On Saturday the L— uddulas team played the Colwyn Bay HifiJier Grade Schooi team, on the L-anddulas ground. After a. good game the result was a win in favour of Dsuddoias by eight goals to two. TOO scorers for Llandduias were: R. Willaams (3), W. Wil- tutaaa (2), T. Williams (1), T. Jones (1), J. H. Hnrg-hes (1). Mbe sowers for thL- Higher Grade Scthool were R. Bootth and R. ESSio. CURJBING THE BULAS.—The work under- taken by the Rural District Cbunoil of deepen- ing amd widening the Dulas, has proved a great boon in preventing the flooding off the road. Duriiw the rough "weather eKjperiemced Last week, the effect cd the work was a^Xfrreciuubed- In qpxw of tho high flood t.he new wajliing and em- banikmenit remained uadsasnaiged.
LLANELIAN. ON Tuesday evening, a, special service of song arranged by the Hon. Mrs Brodrick, was held in the Lianeiian Chairch, the following tak- ing- pa.rt :-M.rs Cecil Ward, Miss Charlton, Mr R. Jaclr, Mr Felix Rowe, Mr Leopold Ste- wart, and the Llanelian Chn roo Choir. Mr Edward Giles and Mr Clifford presided at the organ.. A collection was made in aid of im- provements to the leccern and pulptt desks.
LLANDRILLO-YN-RHOS. WEDDING. Yesterday (Wednesday) the niarriage, was celebrated at Lrandriilo Chiroh, of Miss Lilian A-kon Plaits, of Derby, and St. Winifred's, Rhos- on-Sea, and Mr Lindon Harry GiLbourne, Nottingham. The Vicar (Rev. E. James Evans) officiated. The bride wore a moie coloured costume with white facings, a.nd a mauve hat with veiL Sho carried a bouquet of white OIY.8 and aru-iirfan hair fern. The bridesmaid, Miss Emma Morris, was dressed in a white costuane, with mauve hat, and carried a similar bouquet. The bridegroom WBfi attended by Mr W. Webster. A reception was hold in St. Winifred's Hotel, after which the happy oouple left on their honeymoon. The bride's gomg away costuam was of navy blue, with a. black picture hat. Their future home will be at Rhyi. The car- riages were provided by Mr Marsan, of the Ehos Mews.
LLANGERNYW. BIBLE SOCIETY.—Rev. T. Gwilym Roberts (W.), Eglwysbach, delivered an address as a de- puty from the London Bible Society at the Llau- gernrw Schools on Tuesday night PRIZE DISTRIBUTION.— Books and oertd- fioatee as prizes given by the Denbighshire Edu- cation Authority for guod attendance and good conduct were distribute! to scholars of the Llan- gernyw Schools on Friday morning. Addresses were giveu afterwarcfe to the sohool children by the two managers present, Colonel Sand bach and the Rev. E. J. Jones. OBITUARY. After a painful illness, the death occurred on Sunday of Mrs Mary Roberts, wife of Mr Isaac Roberts, Bron'rhaul, at the age of 70 years. The interment took place on Thursday aiternoon at Llangernyw Churchyard. Deceased was a faithful member Qf Qftfn Cooh CIM. CJhajiei—<Go«w
CONWAY. FOR ARTIFICIAL TEETH try Kay &ad Son* Attends Conway oc Tuesdays, 2 to 5, at Un Juries. 22, Upper Gate-street Call and asii toi prices. 23730p. WHIST DRIVE AND SOCIAL.—On Friday evening a most enjoyable whist drive and social gaibeirmg was held at the girls' school, under the arrangement of Mk3 Jones, headmistress off fthe G School, and 'her 6t.aft of teacaers. There was a good atteodiuK>e. Mr Sinclair Alien acted as M.C. The winners -nere Ladtee; 1, .Mj¡ Vaughan-Owens; oorelolation prize, Miss J. Alien. Gentlemen: 1, Mr E. P. Beser; consolation prize, Mr J. W. Williams, Llandudno Junction. Refreshments were served during the interval. The proceeds were is. aid of the Gir' Bctnool Funds. THE LIARARY.— During 4bo past month 2G0 books were distributed from the Conway Free Library. Tie attendance ai the Library during the past- month wtas 876. j<'OIL\I£iR C URATE'S .PHOMOTION.-The Rev. D. Davies, vicar of Wrexham, who hus bo-n aipgsoiuted to a Reaidieaitiajy Oanonry at St. Asaph Cathedral, was curate of the parish of Con-way from 1887 until 1833. After ieaving Conway he was for a short lime at Bangor Cathedral. THE OUTPUT OF GAS.—The amount of gas maide & the Conway Gas Works from Septem- ber 25th to October loih was 1,685,000 cutoic fe.at, as cumpared with 1,394,000 cubic feet for tbe oorre3jx>ndin^g j>eriod iast vear. RESIGNATION OF A SUNDAY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT.—Mr J. Bithell, who for tlie paat three years has ac^d su[ieriB':cn<ktat of the Er^glsh Church Sunday School, has, on his depasisure too Ludno Junction, resigned that position. Much of the success of the aohooi in the paat is to be at.tri!bu"ted to fae zeal arad enthusiasm with which Mr Bithell per. formed his Q.utiœ, and his unavoidable severance is deeply regretted. THE BI ITER FAIR.—At a recent meeting of the Markets and Fairs Gammitoee, the Chair- man (Mr J. Herbert Jones) reported that he and the market baE keeper (Mr John Hughes) had made the arrangements for the butter fair, and also for a butler-making domonstration. The service} of Mis Roberts have been secured to judge the exhibits. The action oi the chairman was approved. CARMEL LITERARY SOCIETY. The members of the above Literary and Debating Society are about to ocmmence their winter ses- sion. Mr J. E. Jones is chairman of the com- mittee for tb& eisuing year, with Mr J. J. Evans as secretary, and Mr R. S. Parry &s trea- surer. It h-as been decs-ded to discard tie cus- tom of electing a permanent chairman for the ion, and to appoint a different chairman for each meeting. THE HARBOUR DUES.—The total dues for the Conway harbour for the past month amounted to £ 3 4 lijd. Six vessels bad an- chored in the harbour during that period, tho !"(>.gi<1r.e-red. tonnage being 570. 318 tons of careo were discharged. THE LATE MR BIDDULPH.—The fnneral of Mr Alexander Riddulph, Victoria-terrace, whose death was amnounced in our last issue, took place on Friday, at tlx- St. Agnes' Churchyard. The Rev. John Davies, curate, officiated, the funeral being of a private char- acter. There was a service at St. Agnes' Church, Mr SinclÚT Allen, the organist, -h playing the "Dcsad Maxch" (in "Saul"). CHARGE OF DRUNKENNESS.—A man, giving the inam-e of William Jonec, and his wife, Rose Emily Jones, were charged with being drunk and disorderly in Ross Hill-street, Conway. Defendants gave Sergeant Evans amd P.C. Ross, who arrested them, a great deal of trouble in conveying them to the police Station. They were each sentenced to one month's imprison- mt. SEION LITERARY SOCIETY.—A meeting of the above Society was held at the Sieon Chapel, on Monday evening, the Rev. J. Luther Thomas presiding over a good atten- dance. An interesting discussion took place on the "New Theology," Mr J. P. Griffiths, Regent House, speaking against the New Theology, and Mr Robert Owen in favour, of the same. Mr John Griffiths, Mr John Eo- berts, and Mr Arthur Griffiths also spoke. PUBLIC ENQUIRY.—Mr A. A. S. Malet, M. Inst. C.E., and Mr H. Timbrel 1 Buustrode, M.D., Local Government Boa.rd Inspector, held a public enquiry at the Guild Hall, on Friday, with regard" to the application of the Conway Corporation for sanction to bor- row j £ 5G95 for private street improvements in Albert Drive and Victoria Drive; £ 100 for sewerage work.- at Pen Tywyn-road; and C420 for sewerage outfall extension. There wcre present the Majffc- (Mr John Williams), Dr. W. Carter (Deganwy), the Town Clerk (Mr T. E. Parry), the Medical Officer of Health (Dr. Travis), the Borough Surveyor (Mr F. A. DeLamotbe), the Borough Accountant (Mr Hugh Parry), together with Mr J. Biackwall (chairman of the Conway River Board of Con- servators), Mr James Johnstone (represen- tative of the Lancashire and Western Sea Fisheries Joiint Committee), Mr Robert Jones (Fisheries Inspector),—the latter three gen- tlemen being psesent in regard to the pro- posed sewerage outfall loan; and Mr E. E. Bone, Llandudno, who appear-ed as solicitor <m behalf of some of the owners in Albert Drive and Victoria Drive. Statistics were given by the Borough Accountant and Mr T. E. Panry handed the Inspector a oopy of the necessary notice convening the inquiry. The Borough Surveyor (MT F. A. Delamotte) gave the details of the scheme. AT THE POLICE COURT, held on Mon- day, before Dr. R. Arthur Prichard and Mr Hugh Owen, Llewellyn Jones, a man living at Mount Pleasant, Conway, appeared to answer a charge of being drunk and disorder- ly, on June 11th, having previously failed to appear. It appeared that the defendant had been away, but he came home reoently, and on Saturday night, Sergeant Evans and P.C. Owens (77) arrested him on a warrant. De- fendant was fined 10s and costs. He waa further charged with assaulting John Henry Roberts, Wind-street, on the 1st July, and was sentenced to two months' impnisonmient with hard labour. Evidence in the latter ca>se was given by Dr. M. J. Morgan., who attended the injured man. Supt. Roes said there were eleven previous ootnvictians againaft defendant.
LLYSFAEN. QUARRYMAN'S ACCIDENT.—While work. hug at Mesars Raynes" quarries on Friday, Mr Hugh Evans, Erw Llewelyn, layafaen, had the nvdartune to break his leg. He was imgtwxly alteiy oonmeyed to the Colwyn Bay Cottage Has. piiai, whore he 43 proereaomc larouca&y^
"THE MIKADO." — Miss Lena Thomas' third annual production is making great strides towards completion, and promises to be the company's most successful production. The chorus number 50, and work t-ogetingr most happily and harm£miousJ.y. r E. Thornley-Dodge, as the Lord High Execu- tioner, will no doubt win fresh laurels, for the part snits him to perfection. The special scenery is new, and the costumes are supplied by Messrs Libenty and Co., through their local agent, Messrs D. Allen and Sons, and Messrs Burkenshalr, of Liverpool. Arrange- ments have already boon -mad0 with a local charity to receive the profits of the perform- a no as, though there is enormous expense at- tached to the production of opera. Mr LYCLJ- Tavler has made two weekly visits for io- hearsals, and is anticipating, with the help of Mr E. Thomley-Dodge, a really fine per- formance. THE AMATEUR OPERATIC AND DRA- MATIC (SOCIETY. This Society has now coiruTHfmocd rehearsals for the next opera. Tha choice of the committee is a happy cow, as in Gilbert and Sullivan's 'Tolantbe'' there is good scope for showing off the talent of the members to advantage. The chorus is being rapidly filled, and any ladies on- gen- tlemen desirous of joining should give in their names wjthout d»elay. It is pleasing to note that the Society is depending entire- ly on amateur local talent. The dramatic section is now rehearsing "My Soldier Boy," a comedy in three acts, which is to be pro- duced in the Pier Pavilion, on Decernbes- 7th next. The operatic rehearsals are held at the Pier on Tuesdav evenings, at 7 4o "0" CO., 5th BAIT., R.W.F.-Dia,y of Paa-ades for week ending Saturday, 5th No- vember, 1910.—(Monday Recruits"' training, 7.30 p.m., at the Armoury, dress optional. Tuesday: N.C.O.'s lecture, 8 p.m., dQ. Wed- nesday: Recruits' training, 7.30 p.m.. do. Friday: Recruits' training, 7.30 p.m., do. Notices.—All N.C.O.'¡:; a.nd men attending the company concert on the 9th Novemfber will do so in W.O. drc?3.^—By order, F. H. Borth- wick, Licut. Commanding "G" Co., 5th Batt., R.W.F. AN OLD RYDALIAN'S PROGRESS. The musical eritic of tihe "Liverpool C-ouri-err" wrote on Sail)rdlay:—"A recital, as clever as it wis interesting and novel, was given in the Rush, worth Hall, Islington, veeterday afternoon, by Mr John Aeley. It is no light achievexnrryt for one artiste to a',te to interpret no fewer than seven characters in a play: it cadis for powers of a ih.\g-h order. All the more, then, is Mr Astley to be congratulated on tbo way he surmounted the difficulties, whush presented thcmseiVves in Mr diaries Rami Kennedy's play, "The Servant in. thto House," which had egfcabiiahied itself as ono cif the great suacesses of the American dra- matic stage. By subtle touches of voice and gciUwe, Mr Astiey conveyed in a remarkably in_ oeiYi^ent- manrae-r the meaning- and purpose of tho well drawn characters, which weTe differen- trsitodj wish oortttmmato art. In aixAhetr rcspect it wati an astonishing few, of naormory. Mr As cloy is an. od Cc4-w*yn Bay Iboy and a former •pupdl of Rydal Mount. School. His many tr-CTids and acquaintances in the tocaJano- will be wlad to read of his progress. A DOUBLE WEDDING took place yesterday (Wednesday) at the Welsh Baptist Chapel, when Mr Hug-hie Jones, of Rail way-terrace, Colwyn Bay, and his sister, Miss Mary Jones were bolh married at the same time. The bride in the former case was Miss E. Kate Jones, of Pwllheli, and the bridegroom in the latter Mr Thomas John Hughes, "Rhondda," Dingle, Colwyn Bay. The Rev. Peter Jones (pastor) officiated. GUNSBERG AT COLWYN BAY.—There wis quite a strong mustre of local chess students at the Cafe Royal on Saturday evening, who a Gunsberg-, one of the acknowledged masters of the game gave an exhibition. The professional was opposed to eleven players at one and the same time. Nevertheless He proved much too powerful for all eleven together, since he was n it defeated once. Last session the Colwvn Bay Clss Club invited Lasker to give a similar ex- hibition. In this and in other directions the riub is doing much practical, withal uuostentatious work to popularise the royal g¡1mf' in the district. DISTRICT NURSING ASSOCIATION.— The annual meeting of the above association will be held at the Hotel Mctropole, at 4 pjn., on Monday next. All interested in this charitable work are cordially invited to attend. REVOLUTION IN PORTUGAL. Every night this week, at the Public Hall, Mr Harry Reynolds is showing a most realistic series of Rk- pictures, taken during the Revolution, giving a typical representation of the change that has taken place at Lisbon. We see the huge crowds in too public squares, the barricades, and the soldiers, the horses, and the wound- ed, and also the very nondescript crowds rushing hither and thither, anxious for the latest information. The Republican flag is to be seen iin many directions, a-nd among the buildings that have suffered from the shells, there are excellent pictures of the Royal Palace, with huge holes in the win- dows. The whole film is brimming with in- terest, and should oertainly be seen by every- one. This special subject is in addition to tho ordinary programme, which includes esveral excellent films. "A Vein of Gold" is a big western picture full of heart into- rest. "The Prinoees and Peasant" was en- acted amidst the beautiful soeoexy of the Isle of Cuba, and is remarkable for its magni- ficent sccnic effects. The travel film, "In the Spreewald," includes some magnificent photo- graphy of charming river eoenery. In "A Daring Performance," there are no bars of the lion's cage to obstruct the view of this remarkable performance of Alfred Schneider, .a famous Continental lion tamer, as he puts his troupe of 22 kings and queens of the forest, through some extraordinary evolu- tions. "The Mascot" is a fairy t-aue, a med- ley of comical trick effects. The comic items are "Airship Gaze," "A Fall in Tar," and "The Messeager Boy Magician." PROPERTY SALE.—Mr Chas. P. SheffieJd, of Rhyl and Mold, conducted a sale of pro- perties at the Metropole Hotel, Colwyn Bay, on Monday last. Tasre waa a good attend- ance, wheal the auctioneer submitted too finst lot, "dough House," Rhiw Bank-avenge. Though several substantial bids were made both this lot and the two following were withdrawn. Lots 4 and 5, the thffoe cottages, 1, 2, and 3, Albert-place, and the piece of fcukl at the rear, were put up in one lot, and for these them was spirited competition be- fore Mr W. Roberts, Avondale, secured the property at .£613. The solicitor acting for the vendor was Mr T. Ajzkw Jo-. of 1UqJ.