FOOTBALL. (Continuation from last page.) LLANRWST COUNTY SCHOOL v. LLANDUDNO COUNTY SCHOOL. The first match this season between the above schools was played at Gwydr Park, on Saturday. The teams were as follows: — LLANRWST: T. E. Roberts; J. R. Morris and G. Jones (cspt); D. G. Jones, E. T. Ro- berts and T. Ellis; J. R. Parry (Llangerniew), J. R. Parry (Llanrwst), 1. Dav.es, Smith, F. Jones. LLANDUDNO: A. Thomas; L. Griffiths and W. Richards; Nixon, Neal and Wat-son; W. Brown (capt), Goulding, Fisher, Ivor Roberts and Forrester. During the early portion of the game tho "visitors had the better of the. exchanges but the licrne defence was very reliable and no scoring took place. The home outside-left (F. Jones) made three very good runs up the field and on each occasion his iinal effort only just failed. Eventually his efforts were rewarded, and he Opened the scoring for the home eleven. Thus encouraged the homesters were aeon to more advanta-ge and soon afterwards J. R. Parry fLJangerniew) scored a second goal. Half-time Was soon afterwards called with the score at 2-0 in favour of Llanrwst. At the commencement of the second half the Llanrwst eleven attacked with considerable vrg'ou I- and Idwal Davies, working his way through, scored a third point. Llandudno now attacked and had the satisfaction of scoring a good goal, Fisher giving the iinal touch. They made repeated efforts to reduoe the lead, but although they pierced through the defence on BOme occasions they failed at the goalmouth. Time was called with the score at 3-1 in favour of Llanrwst. While all the players on the Llanrwst side "Worked hard, particular mention should be made of the Captain, Gwllym Jones, who, on repeated occasions, cleared his lines with great judgment. On the Llandudno side the backs were very fiOUnd, while the combined moves of the two small players cm the left-wing was much ad- mired by the spectators. The game was under the control of Mr T. Thomas, the Secretary of the English Schools' Football Association.
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NOTES AND COMMENTS. LLANDUDNO JUNCTION ECHOES. The game between Llandudno Junction and Bettwsycoed, on Saturday, was a typical cup- tie, and a. draw of one goal cach reflected the character of the play. On the day's display néthcr team deserved to enter the second round of the Junior Cup, for th'e spectators, although they got a good deal of excitement, saw Yery little, if any, £ ood football. Corderey guarded the breach for the home team, and Although he fumbled one or two &ho, especially "grounders," he saved several express" deliveries. < Be only occupied the position in the 8-bsenoe of biew, Parry, Corderey having loe,-n selected to play half-bock. < The Junction backs were playing a "mixed" game; at cne period they gave a sound ex- hibition, but subsequently they blundered and missefd their kicks repeatccuy. < < The half-backs were tolerable, and several times stopped dangerous movements on the fart of the Bettws forwards. The forwards on the whole were a poor lot. • « it Tom Craven accomplished a few smart things on the right wing, but his partner, W, R. Jones, gave insufficient assistance. • David Parry and the inside left, David Hughes, must learn to part with the ball anore often. Football is not a game for the individual player, but for all the eleven on tith-er side. < J. R. Owen, on the Junction extreme left, tras a decidedly useful man, and dropped in Come pretty centres. « < The Bettws inon were a fairly smart lot, and a good game should be &cen when the Te- jxLa\^ takes place at Bettwsycoed.
PENMAENMAWR CHIPS. Well done bovs, you have given a good account of yourselves so far. Keep it up. < < < Jack Jones saved two certs last Saturday. !Mough he is called "Jack Bychan" he is evi- dently big enough to defend his goal. it The backs, of course, surprised some of the Llanfair boys. They must have thought you 3vere schoorboys by the way they stared. ♦ Bob Brown is named as one of Pen's best men and I hope he will maintain his reputation. He played very well and we hope he'll do as well next Saturday at Menai Bridge. Caleb worked hard and so did Tommy, but the latter ought to give more and take less. Use your weight a bit more, old sport. » Lunt, well done old boy; you made some good Sit--mpt,s though you tried to measure the field. Llew was better than usual, but ho should part Stfrtih the ball oftener. #■ v. Morris was himself again. He is not so fmil as one would think. His two goals were excel- lent, but he should feed his wingers a little Store. < Archie showed smart form but Charlie Sloan -aa not so good as usual. I wonder why ? Unbeaten so far-I hope you will return from Menai Bridge ne-xt Saturday with your record untarnished. Show the Bridgitcs you Can cross over them as well as the Straits,
DARGIE SIGNS ON II FOR CHESTER BUT WILL STILL PLAY FOR BANGOR. The Chester committee have signed on Dargie, centre forward, from the Bangor Com- bination team. Dargie, who is a clever for. ward, and a good shot, performed the "hat trick" for his team a.t home Last Saturday, against Chester Combination, who were defeated fcy 5 goals to 1. Seen by our reporter, Dargic corrected a mis- apprehension which has me abroad: "I have not severed my connection with the BangOr club and don't intend to," he said. Owing to defections from the Combination, only 20 Com- bination matches will be played at Bangor this sea,gon, with the result that Dargie and the other players will be holidaying several Satur- days during the season. Naturally, such energe- tic players as the Bangor skipper want a game as frequently as possible, and he and Hwia Wil- liams asked permission to play with the North Wales Coast League team, but the committee declined on the ground that it would mean that regular Reserve players would have to be dropped. Dargie being an amateur, can play "with a team in any League other than the Com- bination, so he offered bis services to Chester "who eagerly accepted them. "Of course, the Bangor Combination team will mlways have the first claim on my fservioes," said Dargie.
The nineteenth annual show of the Chester Fanciers' Association will be held in the Gros- vemor Skating Rink, Chester, on Wednesday and Thursday next week. A splendid lot of entries have been secured, and some of the finest dogs, pigteons and poultry in the kingdom will be there. The show will be open on Wed- nesday from 10 a..m. to 9 p.m., and on Thursday ixom 10 ftjo, to 5 P.m-,
GOLF. TREFRiW CLUB. A modal competition was held on Satur- day, when the following were the principal nett i-,turns Dr. J. W. Owen 67 H. H. Smith 69 Major Wilkinson 70 W. Williams 73 W. G. Ow-e-n 74 W. N. Smith 78 C. Cooper Morris 79 N. C. Smith 86 J. Edwards 89 COLWYN BAY v. GREAT ORME (LLANDUDNO). Played on Saturday at Llandudno, and re- sulted in a win for the home teani by 5 matches to 4:- COLWYN BAY. GREAT ORME. D. Mason Peacock 0 T. C. Mellor (5-4). 1 P. N.. G. Holmes(3-2) 1 II. Short 0 H. F. Ash by (3-2). 1 B. Berry 0 F. StanclifFo 0 E. O. Roberts (3-2) 1 W. Jones (2-1) 1 II. Parker 0 R. Westmacott 0 C. 'Dunphy (6-4) 1 A. G. Peako 0 J. Rainsford (4-2) .1 C. H. Harding 0 H. Fawcett (8-6) 1 H. K. Shaw (5-3) 1 J. E. Hallmark 0 Total 4 Total 5
WELSH GOLFING UNION. NEXT YEAR'S CHAMPIONSHIP MEETING. PRESTATYN AND COL WYN BAY AD- MITTED TO THE UNION. Report having been made that the marshes at Conway would probably be in the occupa- tion of Territorial regiments at Whitsuntide, the Executive Committee of the Welsh Golf- ing Union, who met at Cardiff to-day week to consider the holding of next year's Welsh Amateur Championship meeting, deedded to abandon the idea of a spring meeting in favour of an autumn one. The dates provisionally selected were from the 30th of August to the 5th of September, inclusive. Prestatyn and Colwyn Bay, two North Wales clubs, were admitted into the charmed circle of the Union, -this accession of strength being attributed to the visit of the Union to Rhyl last year.
LLANDUDNO v. BANGOR. Bangor University journeyed to Llandud- no on Saturday to meet the hom-e team. The game throughout was of a bustling character. The Llandudno players were rather weak in their defence, the most prominent of their players being- Jones, Elias, Griffith, and Parry. For the 'Varsity Reginald Davies and Williams played well. The 'Varsity were no doubt the better team, and led at the interval by 4 goals to nil. The scorers being Mostyn Reg. Davies (2) and Fred Roberts. Immediately after resumption the Llandudno outside left reduced the lead by a good goal, but the 'Varsity retaliated with vigour, and Ed- wards scored a fifth. A little before the end tho home oentre-forwad scored) from a corner. Final: 'Varsity 5, Llandudno 2. Llandudno will have Bangor Normal College as visitors next Saturday.
NOTES. The following are down for duty for Llamodudno on Saturday afternoon in the match, Llandudno v. Bangor University Goal, Brocklehurst; backs W. J. Gordon and Hornsby; haii-backs, Price, P. Elias and M, K. Griffith Chantrey; forwards, Chambers, C. N. Jones, W. Bailey, W. Roberts, and A. N. Other. » it » It is gratifying to see Bailey back once more in the team, and trust.. ho has enjoyed his holi- day. » E. Goodman Jones is down with a bad knee, which ho injured in the last few minutes of the Ruabon match at I-landudno. # There are a number of absentees this Satur- day, including Ernest Parry, Bert Reeoe, D. O. Davies, Edgar Barlow, and E. Goodman Jones. It is said that Fritz Davies and his namesake from Bangor University are playing great games. Redditch plays a great game, especially their centre half and centre forward (Worcestershire international). His brother, T. Stafford, plays for the English team. Both of them are old Rùssall boys. « • What a pity Edgar Bone has left. The team miss him.
BUILDING TRADE DISPUTE AT LLANDUDNO. THE BREAKFAST HAL-HOUn. Some friction appeal's to have arisen be- tween employers and men in the building trade at Llandudno, which at the outset looked as if a strike of the men was inevit- able. It appears that the employers are anxious to abolish the half-liour allowed for break- fast for a period of twenty weeks during the winter months, and to allow the men to start work at seven o'clock in the morning instead of at half past six. The men, on the other hand, eee.m to think such a change would be doing away with an old custom, and also interfering with their privileges. They de- cline to agree to the proposal unless they are compensated by a rise in their wages of three farthings per liour, thus making a joiner's pay 8d per hour instead of 7d, which is the 2 4 present irate of wages in the district. The inast-ers firmly resist any increase of pay, al- though one of the loading employers in the town informed our representative that pro- viding the other master-builders agreed, he would be willing to give the men a farthing rise, thus making the wages even money at 8d per hour, but the suggestion did not com- mend itself to the general body of employers. A number of joint conferences have this week been held between representatives of the masters and men, but no definite de- cision has yet boon arrived at.
LIVERPOOL AND NORTH WALES STEAMSHIP COMPANY. SIX PER CENT. DIVIDEND. The report of the directors—Mr Henry Maclvcr (chairman), Mr Walter L Nickels (vice-chairman), Sir R. Williams Bulkcley, Bart., Col. Platt, C.B., Mr Thomas E. Barlow, and Mr Wm. H. T. Dodd—of the Liverpool and North WaJes Steamship Co., is as follows: The service has been performed with regularity, and the steamers have been well kept up. Before tho commencement of tho season new boilers v,cre supplied to La Marguerite by Messrs Cam- mell, Laird and Co., Ltd., Birkenhead, and this steamer resumed her position on the station at Whitsuntide. The receipts from passenger fares, season tickets, and catering show an increase as compared with these of the previous year, indicat- ing that the season has been a satisfactory one. After deducting the sum of £8046 5s 6d for de- preciation, the amount available for dividend and other purposes, including the balance brought forward from last season, is J65693 3s 4d, out of which tho directors recommend the payment of a dividend of 6 per cent. per annum, free of in- come tax, carrying forward a balance of JS2876 3s 4d. The directors retiring by rotation are Mr Henry Maclver and Sir R. Williams-Bulkeley, Bart., who are eligible for re-election. The retiring auditors, Messrs Chalmers, Wade and Co., are also eligible for reappointment.
AN EXPENSIVE FLUTTER. An owl descended the chimney of a liouse at St. Margarets, and, after, flying about the room, breaking ornaments, pictures, and a having lamp, and doing damage to the extent of L5, it was captured alive.
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LLANDUDNO CONSTITUTIONAL CLUB. ENJOYABLE SMOKING CONCERT. A most enjoya-ble smoking concert wao given aifc the Lkindud'no CojLti+iutional Club on Mon- day evensng, when Dr. Woodfhouse presided cover a. large audience. Mr H. Yates, the fr.-oretary d the cil'U.b, hod arranged an. a-ttraeiive pro- grMrcne for the occasion, which icdludod a. num- ber of local artistes, assisted by oInemombcrs' of tho Pier Orchestra. Mr Ernest Jones, was the accompanist, iiaxi openc-di the proceedings w:th a briiliaiufciy piayoct pjancforte ecilo, for wliich he was l'cudly applauded. "GERMANY ALL ROUND." Dr. Woodhciuse, bpcalcmg during an interval, referred' to the land taxes, and said thai at the cnifeeit a greai many people in Liandn/dno were led to believe thtit the taxes were aia to be paid by thi3 large landlords, but they were now find- ing cut thiair mijiakce. They were b&ginning to find, that it was not the dukea who were being hit, b u, men who, for instance, had bought their cottages. Tho master and ruler of England t-o-diay was Mr Redmond, who had stated that Homo Itule would be an accctm- pti-'liod fact in a month (laughter). They had reeei'jtly heard a great deal about Home Rule all round, but in Waes they had already had M example on a srrxaJH sede of what would bo the effect of such a proposal in the work of tie coua- ty ecup^ils which icfiised to pay for the upkeep of Church schools. He did ijut believe in the proposal for tho payment of niv-mbsrs of Parlia- ment, and thought that wluat was wanted' was a larger nuanibor cdt Conservative working men in Parliament, a qucation that needed the ser- ious consideration oi their party (appiause). The working men of to-day coula not do better than follow Mr Balfour (applause). lie had never read a speech by Mr Balfour which, was a vc-c-e- catching speech; all his sjxecncs were imperial in tone (hear, hear). Mr BaJou-r had stated with regard to tlie Navy that by tho year 1913 England would orly have a majority of four direadn.ou^htEt above G-^rtna.nyT, atid Mr M&o- Kenna, im reply, maintained thai the niajoa^ty would bo seven. Even taking Mr McKenna s version, wbsii, was seven for an extensive Em. pire like the British Empire? If iJiey were not careful they would be beaten by Germany, and instead of having Homo Rue all rguiid ey woiuild have Germany ajll round (laughter and cheers). MUSICAL PROGRAMME. The musical programme was undoubtedly cno of the best we haw heard at the club for some time. Mr Clement Brown, the popular local tenor, was in splendid form wihen lie sang The Maid of Malabar, in which he was heard to great advantage, and at the close of a capital rendering tho audience insisted on an encore to wihch Mr Brown responded with a splendid rendering of "Tbs Flight of Ages. A young singer od: great promise is Miss Nehie Hill, who possesses a soprano voice of rare freshness and exceptional flexibility. Her rendering of "Three Green Bonnets" at once won favour with the audience, who clamoured for an encore, to which the vocalist responded In th& second part of the programme she was even more suc- cessful wihen she sang "The Holy City," and had again to respond to a persistent encore. In lighter vein, Miss Florrie Luther as male imper- sonator, was a distinct success. With such fa- vourite items as "The M.dnrght Sun," "Hang out tho front door key," "The Penny Bazaar," etc., she captivated ner audience, each item being heartily appreciated. A new artiste at these concerts was Mr T. 11. Morgan,- of Llan- dudno Junction, who delighted the audience with a brilliantly-played concertina solo, and ait?.rwards with a series of popular airs cleverly played on ordinary wine glasses. Mr Loo Jones, whofe services arc always in demand at lorali functions, sang very effectively a couple of eongs and jomed with Miss Nellie Hill in a diuet. Mr J. E. Jones sang a Welsh eeng, "Unwaith eto yng N.ghymru anwyl,iior which ho was loudly applauded. Mr H. Timperley's vio- lin solos were undoubtedly a feature of the eve- ning. Mr Stanley Brown gave a creditable ren- dermg of a new song entitled "Roll on." Upon the proposition of Councillor F. J. Sar- son, seconded by Mr T. Williams, a hearty Ncte of thanks was passed to Dr. Woodhouse for pre- siding.
A LLANDUDNO MUSICIAN AND HIS FAMILY. CHARGED WITH DESERTING WIFE AND CHILDREN. At Conway Pefty Sessions on Tuesday, before Dr. Prichard and Mr Owen Rowland, a man named Percy Boyce, was charged with having de- serted his wife and two children and leaving them chargeable to the Guardians of tho Conway Union. Mr J. W. Post, deputy clerk to the Guardians, deposed that the defendant's wife and children, who were living in Alexandra-road, Llandudno, were found a fortnight ago to be destitute, and were removed by tho relieving officer to the workhouse at Conway. A warrant for the arrest of the husband was issued, and he was taken into custody in Ikianchester. -Ur Post went on to say that he had had a conversation with Boyce, who was wilting to take his wifo and family out of the workhouse, and if he wouid do that tho Guardians, who had no wish to be vindictive, de- sired that tho case should be adjourned for a month to see how the defendant carried out liis promise. Dr. Prichard, the chairman of the Bench, asked Boyce whether he would be willing to take his wife and family out of the house, and defendant replied that he would do so, and would do his best to make up for the nlTst-iko he had made. He was a musician, and his intention was not to stay in Llandudno, but to go to Manchester, as his pronpacts there would be much better. He therefore asked that he should be allowed to re- port himself in a month at the Manchester court. as ha would try to get employment in that city. He found that he could not get work without joining the union (the Variety Artistes' Federa- tion), and that he had just done. There were some people doing their best now to get him a situation, and ho would, in fact, have preference. Deputy Chief Constable Rees said that the de- fendant deserved all lie got, as he ran away with a married woman, who left two children behind her, the result of his action being a good deal of unhappiness in the other family. He was a member of the Llandudno Town Band. Tho Chairman said if the defendant did not carry out the condition on which he was allowed a month's adjournment of the case ho would be severely dealt with, but if he did what was right to his wife and family he need not report him- self at all. Deputy Chief Constable Rees stated that the costs of the police in connection with the arrest nad his being brought to Conway by Police Con- stable Ross (Capd Curig) came to 19s 8d, in addi- tion to which there would be the cost of main- taining Mrs Boyce and the children in the work- house. Mr Post: They have only been in the work- house a few days. The Deputy Chief Constable: The Guardians are very good. Mr Pcst 0: course we shall keep an eye on the man. The defendant was then set at liberty, and the case against him was adjourned for a month.
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mr »li i I—— ——.Ummmmmmm LLANDUDNO AMATEUK OPERATIC SOCIETY. PERFORMANCE OF "TRIAL BY JURY." The Llandudno Amateur Operatic Society, which first saw the hght of day, or rather that of the footl-ght, in the early part of this year, have undoubtedly more than justified their exist- ence. The sccicty, under the able directorship of Mr L. H. Summerfield, made their debut at the Grand Theatre on February 2nd last, when they gave a creditab-e performanee of Gilbert and Sudivan's "Tr' al by Jury." With the ob- ject of assisting the Extension Concerts, they gave a second performance of this work at the Pavilion on Wednesday oven'ng week to a crowd- ed nouse. unuer oruinary circumstances one inignt be led to expect that after a lap^e of nine months (the society would have aspired a little higher, and attempted crinc of the larger operas sucn as the "Mikado'' or the "Pirates of Pen- zance," both of wh ch should be well within their reach, but circumstances are such at a seaside re- sort tike Llandudno that, for the gieater part of the past nine months the majority of the in- habitants have had hardly any time at their diu- posaj for studyinjg comic opera. Thus we have to bo content with a repetition of "Trial by Jury," wh;ch it need hardly be said proved a welcome innovation to the series of Autuimn conceits, and was the moans of rendering con- siderable financial assistance to the committee who have undeniaken the arduous duties a.nd re- sponsibilities of establishing an Autumn season at Llandudno. Upon, tno occasion of their first appearance last February, wo took advantage of the opponunity in tnese column 3 to point oui certain defects during the perform- ance at the Grand Theatre, and on Wednesday evening it was pleading to IlQte. that- many of those faults had completely vanished, and that the society's second performance, taken on the whole, was a decided improvement upon their first attempt, notwithstanding" the fact chat the atmosphere of the Pier Concert Hail was nets so conii-ucivo to an dfcctive production as tha.t of the Grand Theatre. The choir proved to be a well balanced oom- bination of rich voices. There was a delicacy and clearness about all their numbers, with the exception, perhaps,oi once or twice when they did not appear to be quits in harmony with the or- chestra. The phrasing and eolourm,g, as well as the enunciation, rejected much credit upon the ohorus, and it is te.dom tha.t we have heard such a fine dy of sopranos in an amateur society before. Of the principatprcimier honours must again be awarded to Mrs Osborne-Roberts, who, O.St, as the pkiin'^if in the eücl1 of promise action, fulfilled the somewhat difficult role in a manner that left nothing to be desired. She sang clear- ly, acted vivaciously, and danced neatly, thus winning the h.-ghest plaudits, not only of tho jury who gave her the "verdict," but of the crowded audience, who demand-ed a repetition of several of her sori'gs. The deiendant (Mr C. W. Brown) did not appear to be omie ap to his usual form, but neverLheless a^ypeared to bo making the best of his opportunities, under the circumstances, and sang several of his numbers in a very cred- itable manner. Mr Sam. Hewitt's retuTn to the Amateur stag-c was heartily welcomed. He en- joys a k.¡;h reputation on the dramatic stage, anid hue but few equals in amateur theatricals in this prt. of the oount-y. As the learned judge, 1 Mr Hewitt was undoubtedly the right man in •the right place. H.6 humour never failed to evoke roars of laughter, and hie singing, especi- ally when he told the audience how he came to be a. judge, met with the highest, appreciation. Mr Hugh Williams, 3:> counsel for the plaintiff, showed considerable improvement since his tint, appearance last February, both in regard to hia singing and acting. The Court Uaiher (Mr Jack Roberts) displayed rich bass voice to full advantage, and his acting was worthy of much praise. Mr J. Winter, as clerk of the couirt, enlivened the proceedings now and again with some humorous huie "interludes. Mr A. J. Peacock, as foreman of the jury, and Miss F. Balshaw, as the charming first bridesmaid, both did full ju&tice to the jxirls allotted them. The by-play of the occupants of the jury box caused considerable all, and the bridesmaids' dance, arranged by Miss Roberts (Huytori), proved a popular featuro of the performance. We congratulate the lwlllnsta-k-ing conductor, Mr Summerfield, upon the success which has at- (tiectid-ed his efforts to establish an Operatic So- ciety for Llandudno. DRAMATIS PERSONAE. "The Learned Judge," Mr Sam. Hcwitt; "The Plaintiff," Mrs T. Osborne Roberts; "The De- fonklant," Mr C. W. Brown; "Counsel for the Plaintiff," Mr H. Wiliiams; "Usher," Mr Jack Roberts; "Foreman of the Jury," Mr A. J. Pea- coclk; "Associate," Mx J. Winter; "First Brides- maid," Nliz Is F. Ba'sahw. Chorus of Brides- man, Jury, and PubLio: Mesdomes 1. Alkiutfe, M. Butler, L. Bowyer, S. Blakoy, J. Burrows, K. Clayton, M. Griffiths, G. Heap, R. Heist rip, M. Hiiton, L. Jones, G. Jones, E. Sutton-Jones, L. Lucking, C. Lance, S. Mason, K. Pemberton, E. Powell, E. Reading, M. Reading, N. Roberto, E. Robert- C. Roberts, N. Sewell, G. Timms, A. Udale, M. Underwood, and H. Webb; Messrs A. Ax-e. C. M. Brown, J. BLikev, A. Bellis, F. C Bowyer, F. Chandler, W. J. Clough, C. H. Elliott, J. Jones, L. Sutton. Jones, T. Lysons, A. J. S. Merchant, and A. Temple. Mr F. Bowyer ably discharged the duties of stage manager. The scenery and properties were prepared bv Mr W. Lines. The costumes were supplied by Messrs J. Burkinshaw and Son, of Liverpool, and the wigs by Mr Tom Hewitt, Craigydon. Mr H. Williams, FreshfielcL, is the energetic secretary of the society, and Mr J. Winter the treasurer.
LLANDUDNO COUNTY COURT. HOTEL PROPRIETOR'S BiLL CHALLENGED. His Honour Judge Moss presided over this Court to-day week. The first case heard related te a claim by Wilfred Gauntlett, of the Marine Hotel, Llandudno, for 911 3a 6d, from thee Rev. J. S. Swai-nson, Forest-row, Sussex, and J. Henry Swainson, "Wrexham, executors of the will of the late Rev. J. J. Swainson, in re- spect of damage done to furniture at the hotel during the illness of the late Rev. J. J. Swainson. Mr Hallmark (Messrs Henderson and Hall- mark, Llandudno), for the plaintiff, stated that the action was brought by the proprietor mark, Llandudno), for the plaintiff, stated that the action was brought by the proprietor of the Marine Hotel, Llandudno, for damage caused to furniture, etc., in a bedroom at the hotel during the illness of the late Rev. Mr Swainson, who died at the hotel. Mr Swain- son arrived at the hotel on November 12th last in charge of a trained nurse. About a week later lie had a fit, and after that he was con- fined to his room until he passed away on Dooe-mber 4th. During" his illness lie suffered much from haemorrage, and a tremendous amount of blood went over the bedding and the ca-rpet. Medicine bottles had also been placed on the dressing-table and other furni- ture, and the medicine had left stains on the woodwork. Mr E. E. Bone (Messrs Borne and Lucas, for the defendants, in answer to the Judge, &aid all the facts were practically admitted except the amount of the damage. Mies Cripps, manageress of the hotel, described tie damage done. Cross-examined by Mr Bone; The original amount claimed was < £ 15. She made no com- plaint to the nurse about the stains on the dressing-table. Before the nurse left on Monday witness was with her in the bedroom. The nurse had by that time stripped the bed of the linen, blankets, etc., and she called witness' attention to the fact that there was no damage on the mattress, but them was a stain on it. Witness said there would be an extra charge for the washing of the linen, blankets, etc. She did not point out the damage to the carpet. His Honour: 6s or 8s "would cover the wash- ing at any rate? Witness: Yes. IILY, Mr Thg room was i^-occujjied em the Friday following, a week after the dea.th of the deceased. It had, however, to under- go a thorough cleaning, which was dome during the intervening week. You did not lose any visitor because this room could not be occupied?—No. Mr Walter Jones (Messrs Rhydwen Joaes and Davies, furnishers, gave brief evidence with regard to too value of the carpet, etc. For the defence Mr Bone contended th&t the claim was preposterous, and evidence of the spirit in which the claim was made was to be found in the fact that the original daim was X15, which was subsequently re- duced. The deceased was paying Bine guineas a week for the accommodation of the nurse ttnd himself at the hotel, and it was evident that the plaintiff thought he could charge pretty well anything 00 liked upon the executors of a man who could live at that rate. Hir Honour What is the amount paid into court? Mr Bone: R2. your Honour. The Judge: I think that is enough. Judg- ment was given for that amount. ART DEALER SUED. W. B. Turner, an artist living on The Morfa, Conway, brought an action againgt Harris B1 airman (of ,and Co., carry- ing on business as art dealers at Llandudno) for the recovery of X30, described as damages for wrongful dismissal. For the plaintiff Mr Hallmark explained that the defendant, who was an artist, met the deiendant at Llandudno, and subsequent- ly undertook to manage for him a picture gallery on the pier, at a salary of 25s per week and commission on sales. AfteT con- ducting the bu-isiness for three weeks Mx Blaix- man complained that the trade done was not up to his expectations, though he made no complaint against Mr Turner, and said he would have to close up the gallery. Mr Turner advised him to give the business a chance. A day or two later Mr B1 airman formally dismissed plaintiff, and sent him a. cheque for Jol 15s, 25s for salary, and 1Qs on. account of commission. Some correspondence ensued, Mr Blairman cont-e-nding that Mx Turner had agreed to terminate the engage- ment. During the three weeks tie "plaintiff was employed at the gallery pictures, etc., were sold to the value of XIOO. Plaintiff gave evidence bearing out his ad- vocate's statement, and added that he would not have accepted the position except on the understanding that he would be employed for the whole season. Though at the time of witness' dismissal Mr Blajrnaan told him he I was going to close the shop, the shop was I open until very recently. Cross-examined by Mr J. J. Marks (Messrs Marks and Marks, Llandudno) for the de- fence, Witness denied that the engagement was subject to a trial. Nedtiiccr was it true that he had not been in attendance at the gallery except on one or two occasions when at the suggestion of Mr Blairman he went out to canvass for business. He was paid X5 5s for the first two weeks' work, including commission on sales. His Honour: After you left Mr Blairman did you look for other work? Witness: I went back to my own work. By Mr Hallmark: On an average for the year be would make as much from his paint- ing as from his occupation under Mr Blair- man. Mr Marks submitted that the amount paid into court, Xl 15s, substantially covered what was due to the plaintiff, and that plaintiff had failed to show that he had been damgoed. by reason of his dismissal. His Honour: There may be some damage, but not much. I suggest that the parties put their heads together. It is a small matter. After some consultation with their solicitors the parties agreed to a settlement on pay- Ti-emi of £ 5 in addition to the amount in court to the plaintiff. His Honour conaented to withdraw the action on that understanding.
THE LATE MR E. PARRY HUGHES, CONWAY. CLOSE OF AN INTERESTING CAREER. Tbe news of the death of Mr Evan Parry Hughes, of Minavon, Conway, which occurred on Tlr.irsday, after a lingering illness, was re- ceived with profound regret by the residents of Conway. Mr Hughes who had been in failing health since his retirement from the manage- ment of Messrs P. and H. Lewis' (Ltd.) estab- lishment several years ago, was 72 years of age, having b2en born at Menai Bridge in 1838. He received his education at the Garth Schools, Ban- gor. and took up his residence in the district in 1866, he being officially connected with the exten- sion of the Llandudno Junction and Llanrwst to Bcttwsycoed railway. In 1875 he removed to Conway to take charge of a branch of the then growing timber business of Messrs P. and H Lewis (Ltd-lh Llanrwst. After his retirement in 1906 tho late Mr Hughes took an active interest in all movements which had for their object the benefitting of the youth of the town, and for many years he acted as honorary secretary to the library and reading room. He was several times approached with a view to his being nomi- nated for municipal honours, but he preferred to devote his time to other work of a less public nature. He was a staunch Nonconformist, an enthusiastic Temperance reformer, and one of the originators of the Free Church Council move- ment at Conway. He had been a deacon of the Tabernacle Welsh Wesleyan Church for the past 30 years, and was also a local preacher with that connexion. For many years the deceased acted on behalf of the ratepayers as co-auditor of the Corporation accounts, and he was also the secre- tary of the St. George's Steamship Company. Mr Hughes was a keen musician and litterateur. He was a great reader, a clear thinker, a fearless debater, and a man of deep convictions and high ideals. His unimpeachable character and sense of justice caused him to be in constant demand as an arbitrator in various commercial disputes. Hi's son, the Rev J. Wesley Hughes, Colwyn Bay, occupies the position of superintendent of the Conway Circuit of the WTdsleyan connexion. THE FUNERAL. The interment took place at the St. Agnes' Church Cemetery on Monday afternoon, and was attended by a large number of the relatives and friends. The Rev D. Tecwyn Evans, pastor of the Tabernacle (W.) Chapel, officiated, and amongst the other ministers present were Revs Hugh Hughes, Colwyn; Moses Roberts. Llan- dudno Junction; W. R. Roberts, Llandudno; H. Jones, Bangor; J. Luther Thomas, Conway; Gwynedd Roberts, Conway E. Stephens, Ruthin Rhys Jones. T. D. Jones, Griffith Jones, Capel Garmon; William Edwards, Conway; Morris Hughes, Bangor; R. Lloyd Jones, Chester; Prys Jones, Blaenau Festiniog; T. O. Jones, Trofarth; T. C. Roberts, Llanrwst; 0. Madoc Roberts, Cart narvon. A service having been conducted at the house, the cortege proceeded to the Tabernacle Chapel, where a public service was held conducted by the Rev D. Tecwyn Evans. A number of letters ex- pressing regret for inability to attend had been received from the Rev Peter Jones-Roberts, Fes- tiniog Rev John Gelly, Holyhead; Rev Evan Jones, R?v Ishmael Evans, Carnarvon; Mr Robt. Jones. Gwespyr, Holywell, and the Rev. J. Rogers Jones, B.A., Seacombe, the latter in the course of his letter stating that the good counsels he had received from the late Mr E. P. Hughes, whilst he (the writer) had been in his Sunday school class years ago, had made him his debtor for life. Mr Fred Williams, Colwyn Bay, also wrote conveying the sympathy of the members of the Horeb Welsh Wes- leyan Church, Colwyn Bay, with the widow and son, the Rev J. Wesley Hughes. The Rev Prys Jones, Blaenau Festiniog; Rev T. P. Jones, Trofarth, Rev 0. Madoc Roberts, Carnar- von, and Dr Hugh Jones, Bangor, spoke appre- ciatively of the deceased. At the graveside the Rev. William Edwards, Wekh Baptist minister, Conway, offered a special prayer, and the Rev Thomas Charles Roberts, Llanrwst, read a portion of scripture. The following were the chief mourners:—Mrs E. P. Hughes (widow); Miss Hughes (daughter); Mrs W. H. Price, Mold (daughter); Mr and Mrs T. W. Hughes, Chester (son and daughter-in-law) Rev J. Wesley Hughes and Mrs Hughes, Colwyn Bay (son and daughter-in-law); Mr and Mrs R. Bonar Hughes, Manchester (son and daughter-in- law) Mr A. H. Hughes, Chester (son); Miss Ann Hughes, Meziai Bridge (sister); Mrs Henry Hughes, Llanfair P.G. (sister); Mrs Dutton, Man- chester (sister); Mr Llew. Hughes, Trebortb (nephew). Other relatives present were Mrs and MiSs Humphreys, Llanfairfechan Mrs Hughes, Bryn y Mor, Mold; Mr W. EL Price, Mold; Mr R. T. Foulkes, Corwen; Mr and Mrs David Rob- erts, Ty Cwes, Anglesey; Mr Wm. Roberts, Ty Croes; Mrs J. E. Jones, Colwyn Bay; Mr and Mrs Pickering, Llandudno; Mrs Hughes, Aber; Mr and Mrs E. Jones, Chester, etc. Wreaths and floral tributes were sent by the I following :-Mrs E. P. Hughes, Mii6 Hughes, and Mr Arthur Hughc-s; Mr and Mrs T. -W. Hughes, Chester; Rev and Mrs e^ley Hughes, Colwyn Bay; Mr and Mrs Bonar Hughes; Mr and Mrs W. H. Price, Mold; the deacons and officials of the Tabernacle Weeieyan Church; the office staff at Messrs P. and H. Lewis" (Ltd.), timber mer- chants; Messrs Burman, Birmingham; Mr and Mrs Mathews and Mrs Jones, Eithinog Mr and Mrs J. A. Willmore, London; Miss Fielding, Dover; Rev E. and Mrs Stephens, Ruthin Mr and Mrs C. Everett Lewis, Chester; Mrs Mills, Cartref, Chester. The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Messrs Owen Jones, Astonia, and T. C. Jones, Fron, the undertakes being Mr John Griffiths. A special memorial ssrvioe will be held at the Tabernacle Chspel on Sunday evening.
TARIFF REFORM MEETING AT LLANFAIRFECHAN. ADDRESS BY MIES SADLER. There was a large audience at the Public Hall, Lkniairiochan, on Monday evening, when Miss Sadies-, of the Women's Amalgamated Unionist and TarJiff Reform Association, delivered' an ad- dress. In the unavoidable absence of Col. Platt, C.B., Mr G. II. Bailey presided, and in opening the meeting said 'he was sure they all regretted the absence of Col. Piatt, who always made an excellent chairman. As to the subject of the meeting he said that Tariff Reform had inte- rested him for over forty years, and he was now more convinced than ever of its need. There could be no doubt that the industries of this country rjseded protecting (hear, hear). Whilst our trade was stagnant that of Germany was increasing by leans and bounds, and but for the unfair advantage which we had given Germany for the last sixty years we would not to-day have to spend such vast sums on Dreadnoughts in order to keep up with Germany's growing navy. It was Britain's "free trade" which had ena-bied Germany to build such a fine navy. Miss Sadier, who had a cordial reception, said she had just ocsmo from Bangor, whsre she found a marked inclination to study both sides, of the fiscal question in order to arrive at a proper -nclusion, That was exactly what the Tariff Reformers desired—a fair and impartial study of the question (bear, hear). After all it was not a party quest:on, and it rcust be re- garded from the non-party point of view, cast- mg aside all question of prejudice. What they all wished was to cure the evil of unemployment which was felt from one end of the oountry to the other. Women could do much in educating the public as to what was really meant by Tariff Reform, for they knew full well how the grocery bill was now much heavier than it used to be. 15hey did not ask for protection, but for a re- adjustment oi the taxes. In workittgmen's houses in Bangor, she was frequently told that Tar-ff Reform meant the taxing of everything, but that was a fallacy. What she contended was that they had never had Free Trade, and cer- tainly never what Cobdan anticipated when he introduced his system. From personal know- ledge of European countries, slhe could vouch for the good inBwarnoe of Tariff Reform on the trade of "those countries. Let them take the Board of Trade Journal and the Labour Gazette, and thsy would see that the land under cultivation was now less than it was twelve months ago; that in one year alone 39.000 acres HAD GONE OUT OF CULTIVATION as well as arable land to the extent of thou- sands of acres. What they wanted was a large wheat supply. At present it came from the United States aDd Argentina, whereas we should encourage our own farmers and our own colonies. We must never allow our wheat to go out of cultivation (hear, hear). Tariff Reformers urged that our farmers should be encouraged to grow wheat so that Great Britain should not be dependant upon foreign countries who were telling ua that in the course of years they would only have sufficient to supply their own wants. The quantity of land yielding wheat had de- creased since the time of Cobden from 3,600,000 acres to 1,600,(XX) acres. Our population was de- creasing, and our taxes were going up, whereas in Germany trade was prospering, the increase in their trade during the last four years being £ 63,000.000. That week a Britisfh Consul had stated that Great Britain was not keeping alive in the matter of foreign trade, and was being ousted in foreign countries. She urged her hearers to buy home-made artoles in preference to shoddy iorelJtn made articles. The Govern- ment had opened labour bureaus as a solution of the unemployment, but they were copying tihe example of the tradesman who opened a well- staffed shop in a locality which was destitute of buyers. Unemployment would never be cured until the people realised that Free Trade was not fair trade (hear, hear). Free Trade was adopted in the belief that other countries would follow our example, but what they did was to immediately enter into unfair competition with lis. The European nations had captured the trade of Europe, so the only hope of this coun- try was her own oolonies, and this made the need of colonial preference felt. Seeing that thoy had treated us so well, why could we not give our colonies preference in our markets? Without our colonies we could not have Tariff Reform. Other countries were bargaining with our colonies, and the Government blindly ignored these overtures. All Tariff Reformers wanted was fair play all round, and that would be the only hope of Great Britain. The foreigner naturally did not like England to have Tariff Reform for they wanted a country in which to dump their rubbish, and that country was Eng- land. Let them travel throughout Great Britain, and they would hear the same tale- factories closed and no work owing to unfair foreign competition. The ladies could be prao- tical with regard to Tariff Reform, for they knew full well how the grocery bill was increasing yearly, and that the price of bread, according- to the Board of Trade returns was now seven per cent. dearer than it was at the same time last year. TAXING LAND MEANS TAXING FOOD. Referring' to the land taxes, Miss Sadler con- tended that in taxing the land the food which it yielded was also taxed (hear, hear). They should protect the fruit cf the land, and not tax it. "For sixty years we had Free Trade," said Miss Sadler, "and it has proved an utter failure. People spoke of tha hungry forties, but we can never go back to the conditions which prevailed then. As a miner once said at one of my meet- ings, "The stuff was blown over then," and that was true, for there were no great steamers at that period. Let us remember that we be- long to a great nation, and have got a great heritage. I want to impress upon you to look upon the question fairly, to read and study the points raised, and to do all you can to enable Great Britain to regain hsr lost position as the ruler of commerce" (cheers). The Chairman invited questions, and an in- mate of the Convalescent Home walked to the platform .and asked Miss Sadler whether she said Tariff Reform would cure unemployment which was so rife ? If so. why had it not cured the evil in Portugal, France, Germany, and other protected countries? Miss Sadler replied that unemployment in the countries na-med was not the em it was in Great Britain. One reason why ehe advocated Tariff Reform was that she believed it would in a measure do away with unemployment. The questioner then asked whether the wealth of that meeting was prepared to make any sacri- fices to relieve poverty in Llanfairfecihan ? Mies Sadler said she had been in Llanfair- fechan only a few hours, and knew nothing about the riches or the poverty of the place. All 6he could say was that if Tariff Reform were adopted she was certain there would be less poverty in this country. The questioner then inqu*. red what effcot Tariff Reform would have on vested interests. "Miss SadJer: Tariff Reform will improve vested interests. Mr Asquith has said it does not matter about capital leaving the oountry, but it is well-known that there must be capital to provide wages. On the motion of Mr II. L. Norlh, who re- gretted there were no more questioners, though he had personally invited several free traders to the meeting, and seconded by Mr Baker, a vote 01 tbankw was accorded Miss Sadler. c ->
NATIONAL SERVICE LEAGUE. SUCCESSFUL MEETING AT COLWYN BAY. REMARKABLE PROGRESS OF THE MOVEMENT. Mr J. M. Porter presided over a. Weill* attended and thoroughly successful public meeting, under the aegis of the Colwyn Bay Branch of the National 8ervioe League, in the Church Room, on Friday evening. At the outset, the Chairman delivered a brief wathai purposeful speech, dealing with the object of the League from the standpoint of the "man in the street." He said he waa much impressed by .one of the Society's aims in particular, namely, that of strengthening tho national fibre, and the sense of public duty. Thaugh they might not agree politic- ally witi two public men whose views he waa gomg to quote, they must admit that witat they said, was quite apropos to' the objects of the League. Mr Lloyd George, on the 18th October, in a speech, referred to the "idle rich" who, after every possible educa- tion, settled down to "a life of idleness," and which Mr George truly described as "a scan- dalous and stupid waste of first-class mate- rial." Mr John Burns had also referred to the iniarobe of pauperism, and remarked that "leisure without labour was a crime against Society." The "idle rich" should join the National Service League, and help to bring about a scheme whereby they could have coim pulsory national training (Laughter). ThoeN was no better triiaing for a boy or young- roan than that which th-e League endeavoured to bring about. Whether they took the citi- zen's, the political, or any other view, the League was trying to stir up the nation to a sense of its duty. The whole trend of public opinion was in that way, and in favour of the citizen becoming more fit and awake to his responsibilities. In that way they would get rid of the waste in their country (ap- plause). Major Townshend Logan, D.S.O., organis- ing secretary of the National Service League in North Wrales, said that Colwyn Bay as regards the League was an example toO North Wales. Steady, hard work was shown, and COLWYN BAY LED THE FIELD in this half of the Principality. People had eaid that it was perfectly useless to talk, of the N.S.L. in Nouth Wales, but the re- sults disproved the assertion (hear, hear). Since last year they had made great strides, and had more than doubled their numbeifife The number of members of Parliament who had become ricmb-els of the League had inr creased enormously. They would realise public feeling on the matter when it was stated that where there were only three M.P.'s associated with tho League, six or seven years ago, there were now one hundred and sixty—(ap- plause)— all of whom were openly in favour of the League, and there were many more who wiare convinced in their heart of hearts that the League's proposals were fair and absolutely necessary, but who were under party or Government feelings., and had to put party befca-e the interests of the league ("Shame"). It was said the word compulsion was un-English. The word was the Latin for enrolment, and was in common use in the day a of Napoleon. A law actually existed in tLia coumtry-th-o Militia Ballot Act—whereby; every county could enforce compulsory sar- vice if there were not enough men to defend the country in case of invasion. But whai good were untrained men ? The speaker dealt with the cost of the League, and after- wards referred to the absolute lack of moral traincng in the country, remarking thuat uiv- less they did something they were bound to "go under." Lord Eeher said they o&uld, not get more recruits, and the number re- quired for the Territorial Army wae 35,000 under what Mx Haldane required as a mini- mum. There was, therefore, no alternative but a larger professional army, or compul- sory training. The former would be very expensive, whilst the latter might be effected with good results at far less oost. Every- one had a duty to perform in the protectjaa of the country, and every man ought to b6 proud that he was bearing his sitare in pro- tecting his country from invasion (appl&usej. Colonel Johnston (St..A..s.aph) delivered oa interesting speech upon the balance of povaer in Europe, and remarked that our military weakness alienated us in the eyes of Europe, He urged all to join the League, and thus help England to return to the days when it was great, glorious and free (applause). Splendid films of "Invasion as it voiild be" and "Invasion a it should be" wero shown on the screen. The meeting was a at success, u4 several new members were oarolled.
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Mrs May Greenfield baa presented to tiki British Museum an Egyptian papyrus of great interest and Imporianoe-a large and very Eno cop of the Theban Book of the Dead. W Noel Williams, of Pwllheli County SdbooL has been awarded an entrance exhibition 01 04 It year at St. David'b College, pe 1 ¡