LLANFAIRFECHAN URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. THE PENYCLIP QUESTION. RATS AT GLANYMOR. A monitlily meeting of the Council was held on Tuesday even inig. The Chairman (Mr J. Har- rison) premcted, and the other members present were:—Messrs W. G. Roberto (Camarnaint), Thos. Roberta, J. R. Williams, W. Timmins, J. D. Williams, T. J. Owen, T. G. Morgan, Dr. Archdall, Messsi's W. G. Roberts (Hall Bank), Harry Jorss, with the Clerk (Mr W. H. Ellis), and the Survevor (Mr Thoma.s Hughes). PENYCLIP SEA ENOROACHMENT. It was reported that a special meeting of tlie Council had; been held' on the seaah-ore to con- sider the sea encroachments, and, it was decided to croct an additional wooden) groin to prevent further encroachments. With regard to Panyclip the Courtcil decided that the prorosN-i, purcliase by the County Conn- cil of laiThd at Penycldp be approved, a,aa that the Council should ask the County Council to re- ceive a deputation to impress upon them the desirability of acquiring land westward of such land. The Council also agreed in regard to encroach- ments by the sea that the owners of the land at the sea front be written, to as to the sale of the land. The Clerk to the C'arna,rvon County Council (Mr J. T. Roberts) wrote asking- whether the Council agreed to the purchase of the land at Penyclip within their jurisdiction, required for the protection of the road The Pomriaenmawr Council had their concent, and as soon as- the rf(,diiaii consent was received it was his intention to call a special meeting of the Surveyor's Committea to consider the matter, and the would bo followed by a. sfiecial meeting of the County Council. He had already pointed cut to the Council the importanoa of acting promptly, and further delay mght result in their finding that the land: had been sold to the Rail- way Company. In a subsequent letter the Clerk to the County Council stated1 -he feared the Office of Woods Would be. unwilling to sell the plot, at all events that was the view expressed by the gentleman whom he raw when he called at the office. Sir Staiford Howard was only willing to sell so much of the land as was re- quired for the protection of the road, and in his opinion the two plots, the subject of the present- negotiations, we--e ample for the pur- pose. The Office of Woods wrote that Sir Stafford Howard regretted he was unable to entertain the Council's application to purchase further lanct, at Penyclip owing to the probable future requirements of the Penmaenmawr quar- ries. Mr T. J. Owen said it was clear the Survey- or's Committee did not understand the situation, and he proposed that a deputation be sent to them. Mr Jorss agre3d, and said- that if the road was undermined the old road would have to bo brought into fuse again. Mr T. G. Morgan said it. was wrong for the Office of Woods to give preference to the Quarry Company. It was dccided to send a deputation to the Surveyor's Committee. THE CENSUS. A letter was read from the Census Office stat- ing that on the night of Sunday, April 2nd. 1911, a census of the population of England and Wakx; would be taken, andl askin-g the co-opera- tion of the Council in ordetr to secure the ser- vices of efficient enumerators, upon whom the success of the C3iusus largely depended. Mr T. G. Morgan suggested that, unemployed clerks should; be recommended for the work. In some places where paid officials did the work, their remuneration was deducted from their salaries. Mr Timmins said the work would have to be done prone rlv. Mr Jorss: Our officials have plenty of work to do already. It was decuded to allow the officials to do the work if they so desired. RAILWAY FACILITIES. A letter was read from the London and North- western Railway Co. regarding a Llanfairfechan stop being given on the 4 p.m. express Liver- pooi to Carnarvon. They were sorry to say ,that to give this stop would risk delaying* the down Irisn Boat Express, which foi.owed the train clotsoiy through Bangor, with t.ho i-eault that the 4 p.m. from Liverpool -would frequently be held at Llandudno Junction for the boat, ex- pros3 to pass, and the service at Ll-aDfa-rfcohan would be then no better than at present. As the Council knew, there. was a train, already Laving Llandudno Junction for Llanfairfechan at 6.8 p.m. In any case, the time-tables were now printed until the end of April, a-ild they would not be considering any alterations for some time. Mr Timmins said that if the Council wanted satisfaction from the Railway Company, a depu- tation must be sent to them. It was decided to send a deputation to Chester. A PLAGUE OF RATS. A letter was read from Mr J. M. Baker, of the Gorddincg Estate Office, stating that Col. PLatt, C.B., wished him to write to the Council to kf anything could be done to kill the rats-lvuge things that infested the rubbish tipped at Glanmor Elias by the Council. Mr Jorss: There arc far too many rats there. Mr Timmins: Yes, and the question of ridding the river of the rodents should also be taken into consideration. After what has taken place in the East of England, we should be very care- ful in this matter. Mr Robert Thomas said the rats infested bouses. Mr W. G. Roberts (Camarnaint.) said1 the farmers found the rats a greater nuisance this winter than ever. In fact, they had known nothing like it before. lIe had been told that at Glanmor Elias the rats infested the houses. Mr Timmins said he found four or five rats in his yard. They were a great nuisance this winter. Mr* T. G. Morgan pointed out they were re- sponsible for the rubbish heap. Mr W. G. Roberts suggested that the Sur- veyor should get rid of the nuisanes, and this was agreed to. Mr Robert Thomas said care must be taken or the rats would be driven intA) the houses. FORESHORE TENANCY. Mr Rice Hughes. Bay View, Llanfairfechan, sent a letter in which he stated that as the ten- anev of the foreshore at Llanfairfcclian termina- ted Chat month he would feel obliged if the Council would kindly allow him to rent, it again for future seasons. He found it a great con- venience to his business. The was referred to a committee. SURFACE WATER NUISANCE. The following letter was read from the Rector of Llanfairfechan (Rev. F. P. Watkin Davieg), and a special committee was appointed to con- sider the matter:—"May I ask the Council to take the following proposition; into consideration with regard to the surface water that at present runs on to the building sites in the Rectory fields. The present arrangement is most mi- satisfactory, and I am writing to suggest that we should" be ail lowed to close up the present outlet, and let the surface water flow past the Penybryn Hotel, a.nd empty itself on the Rec- tory field on the east side of the churchyard. Mr Williams will readlilv do what he can to carry this plan out, and as I am still providing an outlet for tlie surface water on to the Rec- tory field, I hope the Courjcil will accede to my req'ueit,' I am not trying to out of taking the surface water—I oniv suggesting that I should be allowed to take it in in another place." THE LIGHTING OF GERAZIM. Mr 0. T. Jones. Pias Berwyn, wrote com- pla-in.ing of tlie lighting of Gerazim, and asking that gas should be substituted lor the oil lamp.) Mr J. D. Jones also urged that the liglti-ig of Penm.Mnma.wr road ahouLd also be taken into consideration. The oil lamps were too far apart. Mr W. G. Roberts atat/ed that boys were break- ing lamps in his district, four having been smashed on a Sunday. Mr Timmins stated he would warn the beys at his school. Dr. Archdall: That is an argument for an- other policeman. A committee was asked to consider ail the complaints. SEQUEL TO THE RECENT ACCIDENT. i id In view of the recent accident, it was decided to ask the Railway Company to form wide staps on the sbone pitching near Ponu y Penmaen. Mr T. J. Owen said he always thought the road was a public en:> Mr Jorss Its the Railway Company's piteh- U5S" A PROPERTY OWNER'S RATES. Mr Jorss protested in vain against a resident being-excused the rates as irrecoverable on ac- count of poverty, stating that she owned! tho houise. Mr Morgan She cannot dispose of her inte- rest in the house, which is mortgaged. RATING INEQUALITIES. Mr T. G. Morgan protested against rating inequalities in the town. lie said two houces erected in Park-terrace had been, 'assessed at £ 12 whereas the rent asked for one of them was £ 28. They complained of inequalities, and here they wore perpetrating another anomaly. The Surveyor: We assessed them the same as other houses in the place. Mr Morgan: Wo are worse off than we were under the vestry. t Mr W. G. Roberts (Camarnaint): The whole place wants re-valuing. Mr Timmins: It is time we tackled our guardians in the matter to let us ha \e a re- valuation. Mr T. G. Morgan moved that the Assessment Commit tea should be asked to re-assess the whole Union, a-id this was carried. THE CEMETERY. The Surveyor reported that the cemetery had been tidbd, and Dr. Archdall hoped: it would be kent in that- condition. THE 9EA FRONT. It was decided to hold a meeting at the sea front to consider the recent encroaehmerits, Mr Jorss saying* the position was serious, the place having changed -after the recent gale.
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RHYL CONSTITUTIONAL OLUB. FOURTH ANNUAL DINNER. PRESENTATION TO MR I. EDW ARDS. The fourth animal dimmer in connection with the Rbyl Constitutional Olub was held at the Queen's Hotel yesterday week. Mr W. J. P. Storey fpreskkmt) occupied the chair, and there were a-b-iiit 150 present. Asi excellent repast. was served by Mias Ranbam, and at its conclu- sion the P resides! t read several letters from prominent members regretting their inability :0 be present. Lord Mostyn wrote that he was laid up with a chiD, otherwise he would certainly have been present. In giving the loyal taajts, the Chairman said that all loyal resi- dents of Wales had expressed their satisfaction Eio-t,the inveetitatnure cd the Prince of Wales wae to take place mL Carnarvon Castle, all the people of the Principality would join in giving the JoCnmg Prince the warmest of welcomes (ap- plause). Mr Joseph Lloyd submitted the toast of the Navy, Army, and Auxiliary Forces, and said ohere were a few subjects which raised their mauds above the controversy of party i roll tics, and made them conscious of the fact that after ail tlbey were an united people. The causes which divided tlie Union bis from their fe&w- citizens were far kos important than those which bound them permanently together as citizens. The great party always regarded the toast lie was submstting as a very important orso, and with that party was associated tho;e wiho were left of the oiioo great Liberal Party (applause). He considered the election had. been pressed forward with in- cfoesnt haste, Tile Government had mao- queradeu under the raaie of Liberalism, bat tiiey kriew the mrin. Alho dictated the policy of the Government, and that man was Mr Patrick Perd, whoee followers, when the news of the leveraa to the British troops in South Africa was received in the House of Comments greeted it with derisive laughter and cheers ("Shame"). He- linked those present to think iviNLt the humiliation was to feel that soioh a class of nien should have the final word in de- ciding the (policy IJlÍ the British Goverrvment. He admitted that the situation from a poiit-ioai pomt of view was serious. It was not the the exiET-oiioe of a. poetical party which was stake, but the very exist- ence of the Empire (bear, bear). But even to- day they would feel proud of Mr Asquith if lie had tlie courage to throw over tlicic man. and to take his truaaid as a Prime Mimiaier sitting in the seat once occupied by Pitt, Paimerston, Disraeli, and Salisbury (cheers). Let Mr Asquith tell the dollar-finders of Atnarica that as a British Cabinet Minuter he vouM mot "toe the Jine," and the nation would light their bon- fi-c-,i and ring bells in bis honour (appiauae). They had respect for Mr Asquith, and porha<ps he was riding for a fall; let the people see that lie got it (cheers). He rqgretted that the people cif VVades were blinded by their worship of a dangerous demigod, WaJoi, Scotland and Ire- land had gone, and End alone was hit; and he tirjgted England to sa-ve the Empffro (ap- plause). What were they doing in Flintshire? CaVc-os they were doing their best for the Navy, Army, and tho British people, they, doe, woul-cj be "toeing the line" (a.ppla.use). Mr D. Lewis responded for the- Nav v. This country, he said, had muddled through with a r smail army in the past, but they oouid never muddle thruugh with an inferior ruavy (Ihear, heuir). Instead of looking to the interests of tho country the Liberai Government appeared to be k)oki:n,g after their ovai mtererte. lie hoped that every right-thinkjng man would do liiis best to return to -power the party (that was pledged to maintain the supremia-cy of the Navy (ap- plause). Mr W. J. Simcock responded for the Army and Auxiliary Fordas. Spealcing aj one who had served as a volunteer for 18 years, he said he could say that itlbeae was pleasure aa Avell as work in learning drills and shooting. He ap- pealed to all parents to do their utmost to in- duce tlie iir sous to join the Territorial Foroe. Let every yctutntg fellow loam drill, and' how to shoot, and if they did that the safety of the Empire W.a.1 assured (applause). PRESENTATION TO MR I. EDWARDS. The Chairman said a very pleasant dtxty de- volved upon him. It was to present the late secresairy of the drub (Mr I. Edwards) with an ilihiminated address anid a purse of gold. Mr Edwards had always done his duty to the club in tunes of Tjeace as well as in time of war (aTr plause). Ever since the cliub was first estab- lished Mr Edwardi had' "toed the line," and a great deal of the driving forea of the dhibl came firom him. Personally he owed Mr Edwards a great debt of .gratitude as he ;had always been. of the greatest help in seeing to the comfort of the members of the club; and) ho had a-l.so helped the members and the committee (aprplafuss). While Mr Edwards was relinquishing the post of secretary, ho was still retaining hie member snip; and would be able to grve his successor dwhemoefit of his ripe experience (applause). Mr Storey then react the add re: and handed it over, together with a puree of gold, to Mr Edwards, whose health w-as drunk with musical honours. MR STOREY THE REAL IIEAD. In acknowledging the gifts, Mr Edwards said he did not feed drat he had deserved half what had said about the little he had done for the e.-isb, but- he deeply appreciated the gifts and the address would be his most cherished pesjes-j^on, and would ever serve to remind him of the many pleasant hoars he had spent at the club. Mr Storey had been kind enough to say that he had been the driving farce of 'the club, but they <tll kne w who had led the club and had been its real head and driving force. It was Mr Storoy hrimsedf who had made the club what it wai to-day (hear, hear). Not a single da-v passed without Mr Storey visiting the ciub. and not a> the president; but ;m an ordinary mem- ber (appjia^use). Tha.t gathering was evidence cf the. vitality of the club. They cuuld contrast it with the gathering of Oon&arva.tivo workers called in 1898, whem all present oc'uild have been counted on the lingers of one ha:nd. But the e-jiaiblishing of the club had revolutionised poli- tics in Rhyl, and' they had not. only been able to do good work -at the last (genoral election but they bad captured the three Rhyl aeaiis on t.he County Council. Rhyl .to-day Conser- vative Associations should bo conducted on a. more democratic basis, and when t'hat was brought about there would 00 far more success. That diay Flintshire was without a Unronist oaV didate at an election which was of the greatest importance. He leit that the present fi,giht was not 'between Conservatism and- itad:caJ:G.TI, but between III) its in and Socialism (applause). It was all very well to say that the American dollers would rale, but. although four dbliers made one sovereign, 200,000 douderi woud never get rid of a British King (oheens). Mr F. J. G anil in 1loe..xt gave tlie t-cast of the BiÐhap, Q-e. gv a.nd minjt?^ns of all denominar toons, and in doing so congratulated the mem- bers ot the ciub oil the .g-rc-¡¡¡t muster that- event- ing. They were all proud of the Bishop, and- pjoasod that he had taken such a determined stands on the taxation of food question, a.; his lordshi'f) alwayis cared for the working ma-a The spseehes of the Bishop on Church Defence had also Ixen most instructive. 1 (i conclusion he heped that at the Dext. gathering of that kind the Nonconformist .members of che club would bring their ministers with them, so that they v 1e w oould get a broader view of life ((.arru Rev. T. Jenkins (st. George) r.¿;.s¡()nd<3<i, and .4&id he w-as plù r-o onoe again meet his old frisndB. VRjiie he did' not believe in clferg-y- men and mnnistea-s dibblw\g too maieh in PQtios he ce; tainlv was opposed to their talking politics from the pulpit (hear,.liear). He believed that they f-hould enieawuT to teach and to lead them to live tetter live3. He was ,j>Leased that tlie Bishop of St. Asaph had once again, come fcr- w'a.rd to defend the old Church, -ha:ci shown that it was rather the Welsh Church tliafc wa" in England than the Church of England in Waics (applause). The Church was makinlg-ex- oollent progress, and yet it was that die should be robbed in order that she could do her work the. better (laaighler). He hojxxl every Chri^tan man and woman, whether they belonged to the Church or fco the Nonconform- isf bod'es—wouild fight aga-inot Disestaplish- mont and Disr-ndowment (aj>nh«ae). THE CONSTITUTIONAL CAUSE. Mr H. Robinson gave (the toast of the Con- sfitu'tionai cause, and said that as a party they were determi'ned that they ivcu'd not take any- itb'^rrg lyiRig down. They were det&rnuined to fight, and only regrelited tlmt they had not the opportunity in Flintshire of doing a litr'o work (applause). The speaker condemned the pro- posals of the Government for the reform of the House of Lords,and said it wss strange that chey should gtive South Africa a two chamber Hou^e when they wanted only a single ahamber for England. Mr liijey, of Birmingham, responded and ap- ]>ea-led to all \vho loved their country to sup- port the Unionist Party, which was the party for the stability of the British Emp::re (ap- plause). Alderman Phdlips, of London, gave the toast of the Rhyl Coaistitutioria;! C";u b, and spcike of the trreat influence such an ULon was bound to exercise in the district. T"he issue be- fore die country was a great one, antl he be- lieved that there wçlU'd be another election very aoon. When the elootion oa.me the Unidi- ists of Rhyl a.nd Flint?.!lire would, ihe felt sure, do their dr:ii':y (appiause). Mr J. Pierce Lewis responded to the toast. He said tliero vras ail old saying that "Ta.ffy. v.ad a Wehhinan, Tafly waa a. thid," and that he bad a liking for aiipropriating a lump of beef, but judging by what they had seen of late t'hey had a Welshman who wauLJ take the whoLe larder if lie had a chance (applause). There WOTO many lessons they could take out ot the book of Mr Lloyd George, who had learnt his lesson well in the Sund-ay School, being, like Paul, a Jew to the Jew and a Gentile to the Gentile (laughter). When Mr Lloy<i.Goorg» was with a d'uko he played to the duke. and w'hen he spoko to a pauper ne played1 to the pauper. fI, (M, Lewis) urgred Conserva.tdvca (jo b3 united on- all occasions and the organisation of the party would be perfected (laughter). The proceedings closed with the toast of Mr Storey, which was proposed by Mr H. A. Tilby. Durii^g the evening Messrs II. K. Osborns, A. W. Jones, li. Foster, R. HaBbIon, and tlie Rev. T. Jenkins sustained a mius;oal programme. Mr D. II. Edwards, the hon. secretary of the Club, eiiicieaitly carried out the arnangemcn ta.
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JUDGE MOSS'S WELSH ESTATE. ALLEGED OBSTRUCTION OF RIGHT OF WAY. The right of J udge Moes to p ml libit the u-se of a footpath through his estate at Accra, Llan- aj-mon was disc-usscd at a meetin<g of the Ruthin District Council on Monday. The Pariah Coun- cil forwarded a complaint from Mr W. G. Roberts, a parishioner, that the Judge had threatened hm with Legal rwoeedings for using the path, and had aro put up notice.; de- claring tlie path to be private, whereas it bad been publicly wed uninterruptedly wil-lna the memory of the oldest rcnts, The (Mr R. H. Roberts) said 100 had discuased this question Judge MQ., who bad put up tlie notices on accbunt of carts being taken a!n-g the path. It was a private road, and the Judge was quite prepared to assert, his rights in the master. He would not, how- ovisr, object to neighbours uing- ihe path, pro- vided they asked pcramss?OM. Several councillors stated chat die path had been regarded as public for between 30 and 40 years, and was a. great bocm to the people of LlajMrmon.. Mr ltobeirfc Jones (Llanarmon) urged the parishioners to coniirme the 100 of the path, and thus compel the Judge to take legai action, to assert his alleged rights. EveiiutniAliy the Cleik was instructed to reply to the I'-ar.Mi Council on, the firia3 suggested by Mr Robert Jones—viz.. that the parishacneni fihauld to use the path.
RECTOR OF FEINT CANCELS OFFER TO BUILD A SCHOOL. "POLSTICAL STRIFE AND SECTARIAN BITTERNESS." The following letter has been soot by the Rfiotor of Flint to the secretary of the Flinc- shiro County Cbancdl Eduoaticm Committee:—• Dear sir,—It grieved me to read the account 17" of the reoepuan, by as many as 14 members of the Flint-shire County Council, accorded at tlic) education meeting on Wed&3~day last to my offer to biviid a school in Flint Mountain a, a '"rhankofferiiT-g" on the completion of my 30th year as Itector of F.'iint. I had fx.,diy -lioped that my offer would luave been received in the aa.me spirit cs it was made, aaci- lnais'inruch as it would ni i:- tend to iine.roaa> tho ratrs, woulld i: i ieed ha ve boan welcomed at the prescmt juuctiure, as were the suooasaful efforts, chiefly at my expen-e, to keep a Sehool Boo-i-d w i tli its usual heavy race out of the borough iof Flint nearly 30 years ago. However, I liiud tliat any sabcwil bailt by me would be merely pmvo", ive of poiHtioal strife and eectairlam bit^-rraeas, and as I canrxA associate the idea of a "thankoffeirxng-" with feelings of liatred and uncharitableness, I write to inform you that my offer is cancel fed. I hasten to ajuquainib you with my present reeoiive. so that no cr?ei may be able to attribute any delay- in i informing you to political rea.c«ans, as was tfee oa.e with my offer at last Wednesday's meetirjg.—FakhfuJly yours, W. L. NICHOLAS. Fiamt. Rectory, Dec. 2. 191
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SHEBEENING AT DOL. 1 GARROG. CONWAY EX-GUARDFAN FINED. POLICE RUSE: OFFICER DRESSED AS NAVVY. Tliroe adjourned ca&es under the Excise Acts were heard before Colonel the Hon. H. Lloyd Mostyn and other magistrates, at Con- way, on Monday, and the crowded Court- room indicated the amount of interest maaxi- tested in the proceedings. The first case was against Owen Hughes, grocer, etc., Gyffin, Conway, a form-er mem- ber of th-e Conway Board of Guardians, who was charged with selling intoxicating liquor with-out a licence in a shed at Dolgarrog, v.-here several hundreds of men are now em- ployed at the new Aluminium Works. Mr R. S. Chamberlain (Messrs Chamberlain and Johnson, Llandudno and Llanrwst) was for the defendant, and rlr C. E. Fitzrov, department solicitor to the Excise Office, ap- peared for the prosecution. Mr Fitzroy explained that the case was taken under the Finance Act of 1910, which provided that a penalty of not more than £50 could be imposed upon a person selling liquor by retail without a licence. In consequence of com plaints as to the alleged sale of beer at Dolerarrog-, the Superintendent of Police for the district detailed two of his men to watch the place. On August 6th, two officers, One in uniform a.nd the other dressed as a navvy, proceeded to the place. The con- stable dressed as a navvy went to the defen- da.nt's sh.ed-a shred in -which Owen Hughes carried on business as a grocer and provision dealer—leaving the man in uniform some dis- tance away. Entering Hughes' hut tat 3.30 p.m., the former asked Owen Hughes for Eome grocery, and while he was being served another man, attired as a navvy, went into L the hut, and iasked defendant whether he could have some boer. Hughes replied in the affirmative. The policeman then asked for some beer, and the navvy and the police- man had several drinks together in another room, where they saw three or four other men, two of whom were served with drink by the defendant. Hughes was paid for the drink. After being there for about fifteen minutes, the policeman left, and joined his colleague outside. The two officers then went again in the direction of the hut, the tman in "Uniform entering before the other. Asked by tft-e officeir 'in uniform why he should be seill- iing beer without a licence, Hughes at first denied doing so, but when the other officer made his appearance, defendant admitted selling two pints of beer land some tobacco to the latter. The officers searched the premises and found two empty beer (casks and one eighteen-gallon cask full. The last-mentioned was seized. -Hughes had no licence either to fceil beer or tobacco. NAVYY-FOLICEMAN'S STORY. P.C. 0. G. Hughes related how he visited the shod, .dressed ias a navvy. When I went in, he said, I saw Owen Hughes, and I iasked him for a threepenny loaf and i-lb. of -coried beef, as well as half-an-ouce of twi.st tobacco. Then, another man came in, and 'asked 'whether he could have a. bottle of stout. Defendant asked him whether ho thought I was "safe," and the young man replied, "I believe I have seen him before." I turned round and asked the young man whether he would have a drink, and he said lie would have a bottle of stout. I then /or- dered him a bottle of stout, and la pint of beer for myself. Owen Hughes took rk from there to auotlier room, where there were four men, two of them with drinks in front of them—one with a pint and (another with a plass of beer. Defendant served us, and was paid for the drink. He ialso served the two other men, and was paid. I ordered another pint of beer, .and a bottle of stout, and paid 5Id myself .for them. Another man was aJso. served. I was there for about fifteen minutes. I asked for another half-ounce of thin-twist tobacco, and paid for it. I itlien went to im- form P.C. Jones, who wont in. I followed him at a. distance of a few yards, and when I was going towards the shed I hoard P.C. Jones question Hughes. Then, when I went in he said he admitted selling the beer, and that there was no use denying it. Mr Ch:am oorl.ai,n (cross-examiming): How long have you been on duty at Dcxlgarrog? Witness: I was there only half-an-hour al- together. Has the other constable who was with you been on duty in the district before?— Yes.. Had you instructions to visit any other hut besides this?—Nowhere else. Did you not see the other huts on the hill? -—1 saw two. This was the first time for me to see them. Do you know tha-t every one of these buta- fcas been selling beer?-^No, ,1 don't. And that twice as long as this man ?—That as news to me. I (never heard of it. Did you get any information in the village About wliatv^vas going on?—None at all. You suggest, or your solicitor hoas done for you. that it was in consequence of complaints Chat this step was taken by you. I suggest that it was with ith-c connivance of the police that these huts were selling drink, because it prevented a lot of 'rough, uncouth men going down into the village at night to make a. row? ■—I never heard of that. Were vou VERY THIRSTY tihat afternoon?—I was (laughter). At any rate, they sold good stuff?-It was not bad ((renewed laughter). It was good enough for you, at any rate. How many pints d,id you have?—One. I only ordered two pints of beer. I drank one, and Jeft the other there. But you got rid of one pint?—I did (laugh- er). 1f P.C. William Jones, stationed at Ty'ny- groes, corroborated with respect to the eon- versation with the defendant, and added that two empty casks 'and one full of beer were fotind on the premises. The full one was from Marston and Thompson's brewery ap- parently. Ci-oss-examined by Mr Chamberlain: He recollected the starting of the works at Dol- garrog about three years ago. Between 300 and 4.00 men were employed at the works for eome months at the start, and a inumber of huts were put up to supply the men lw-iith the peoessaries of life. Plenty of groceries were carted up there every day. The nearest vil- lages where provisions could be obtained were Doga;r.rog and Trefriw, which were a long way off. He had no knowledge that boer was illicitly sold at the huts. He had soon carts passing with casks of beer, and when he made inquiries into the matter he was told that 40 or 50 of the navvies had formed a olub, and that the beer was going to tliem. He liad not seen .beer taken in that Way many times; he had not been in the district throughout the whole time. The defendant had been only about a month in occupation &f the shed after work had neeommenoed. David :S1 i.s Jones, Customs Officer, Llan- rwst, formally testified fthat no licence was hd by the defendant to sell intoxicating drinks or tobacco. When defendant's attem- tion was called to that incident on August 24th, lie admitted selling the beer, addang, "but I thought it was the understood thing to sell beer on the mountain to prevent nav- vies going down the valley." THE DEFENDANT'S VERSION. Owen Hughes, the defendant, admitted ng the beer, but, urged that as five or six other thuts on the mountain were selling openly, and without disguise, ho believed it was a recognised thing.. lie assured the Court ,that during the first pariod he conduct- ed business on the mountain, previous to the stoppage of the works, he did not sell a. drop of b,cc,r or liquor. Beer was sold by the other huts to farmers as well as the navvies. It would take the mn two hours and a half to go down to the village to have a pint of beer. Cross-examined: When lie first operi-ed the hut he had a tobacoo licence. He re collected a prosecution in Conway in March, 1908, but that was for selling beer on the i-na-in road right between two public-liousiee. Addressing the Court for the defence, M.r Chamberlain urged, by way. of extenuation of his client's offence, it would be much more satisfactory if somebody had a Licence to sell beer on the mountain than to leave a numerous body of men without any facilities for refreshment, because existing conditions were nothing but a. temptation to illicit trading. The defen- dallt had acted innocently, believing' that as the huts were conducting the same type of business, he could do so under the special CEPCU ;RI:H t aIices. Deftndant was a r-cspoctable man, and had never been tin such trouble before. He urged that a. fine of moderate dimensions would sufficiently meet the justice of tlua eaae. In reply to the Chairman, Deputy Chief Constable Rees said that hitherto he had known nothing against the defendant. Alter a brief deliberation, the Bert- • posed a fine of £ 5 and costs. The Deputy Chief Constable asked what was to be done with the full cask of beecr seized by tne pwim? Mr Fitzroy applied for an order to have it destroyed. Oven Hughes: I think, gentlemen, that I v. should have a. word to say in this matter. I paid for this stuff, and it is not right, after have just paid the penalty here |to-day, for to lose what I have paid for. I iLhink I Should have the boer hack agaia. The 3ench made no order. CHARGE OF ABETTING WITHDRAWN. William Roberts, licen-ooo of the Bedol Inn, Talybont, was then charged with [aiding and abetting Owen Hughes by selling beer by retail to him in (contravention of the Finance Act of 1910. Mr Fitzroy briefly explained that iRoberts supplied the three casks -of beer referred to in the previous ease, tire full cask being sup- plied on August Gth. Roberts knew quite well that it was supplied to Hughes foil the purpose of being sold .again. Owen Hughes, the (defendant in the pre- vious case, said he had been supplied with beer by Roberts, bolili at tDolgarnog and at Gyffin. He received the full cask referred to from him on August$>th, the beer being accompanied by the delivery ticket pro- duced. The beer was brought to thfe (hut by a man named" Williams, in a cart. This other papers related 'to previous supplies received I from Roberts. He never told Roberts what he did with the beetr. He had only 4* barrels of beer during the month: three from (Ro- berts and the remainder from another party. Roberts was never in his hut, though he called occasionally at Roberts' house. Wit- ness. paid XI for an eighteen-gallon cask of beer, ;&nd sold at at 3 a pint. For a thiirty-six- gallon barrel he would pay £ 2 and his profit on that, if there were thirty-six galtlons in it -(;],aught.r)-Would be tl 12s. Mr J. J. Marks (Messrs Marks and Marks, Llandudno), who was for the defence: This barrel we are charged with selling to you is still i.i)taet.P Witness: I had just opened it; the beer is in it, but I don't know how it now (laughter). William Pierce Wiriams, carter in the em- ploy of Roberts, spoke to delivering the beer, and John Charles Johnson, clerk in the em- ploy of Messrs Marston, Thompson and Co., brewers. Burton, proved (that the particular cask referred to was supplied, by the Arm to Roberts, who was not an agent of the. com- pany, but merely an ordinary customer. David Elias Jones, Customs Offi-cter, f-aid that Roberts' attention was called to that matter by the Supervisor of Inland Revenue far the district (Mr Drake), who pointed out to 11.1m that under the new Act he could not legally sell more than 4^ gallons of beer at a time, because that amounted to "dealing." Itob-orts replied, "I quite understand that," and said he was agent for Marsiton tund Thompson. F. D. Drake, Supervisor of Inland Revenue, Rhyl, gave corroborative evidence, and added that Roberts subsequently came to see il11:m saying he would not claim to be an agent ras he had seen a solicitor on the matter. By Mr Marks: Roberts claimed to get 30 per cent ioo-mnissijon from the brewers on the pale. During the seven yearis he had known Roberts he had conducted his house very Well, so far as Excise matters were concerned. It used to ihe the custom for country licences to supply farmers at harvest time with many bar- rels of beer, but the new Act had changed all that. By Mr Fitzroy: Since that affair had come to his notice, Roberts had dealt very straight- forwardly with him he (had done everything he could in giving information which could bring that case to a conclusion. Mr Marks suggested that after that remark from Mr Drake, the weakness of the case, since not a scrap of evidence had been ad- duced that Roberts knew what the beer was for, it would be a graceful and proper pro- ceeding for the prosecution to withdraw that case. After Mr Fitzroy had explained that the whole proceedings had been instituted in order to give wide publicity to the fact that ,a iioemcee could not act in that manner, he assented to Mr request. The Bench agreed to this course. ANOTHER CHARGE. A second charge was brought against Ro- berts of dealing wholesale in beer without a licence, and a fine of Is and 'cots was im- posed.
A COLWYN BAY FAILURE. A COOD WORD FROM CREDITORS. At the Bangor Bankruptcy Court, vester- ay week, the public examination took place of Thomas Roberts, of Rryn Bella, York-road, kr Colwy-n- Bay, and carrying on the business of a grocer at a lock-up. shop, part of pre- mises known as Crosby' House,. Abergele-road, Cblwyn. Bay.. The "gross liabilities were retuT-ned at .£7G7 153 8d, the deficiency being X294 128 Id. The causes of failure alleged, by debtor were: "Expenses of deed of conipcjaition, loss on trade by reason of that composition, and charge on book debts." Official Receiver reported that the dfelvtcrry who was 45 years of age, hul lived at Bryn BeHa., York-road, Colwyn Bay, since 1909,' and before that for ten vears at 1, Queen's Buildings, Station-road, Colwyn Bav. He had on business at Abergele-road, Colwyn Bay, since June, 1909, and before that for ten years at Queen's Buildings be- fore referred to. When he' started busi- ness at. the last mentioned place he had a capital Of from JM0 to t5o, and acquired the stock and fixtures for about £80, for the unpaid portion of which he gave bills which were met.. In Apr,11, 1908, the debtor made a deed of composition with his creditors, the unsecured creditors being stated to be X6-37, property after deducting secured claims, £ 4.50. The debtor stated that he paid a composition of 7s in the pound bv instalments of 2s, 3s, and 2s, but some creditors were paid 10s in the pound and others in full. He stated that the payment of that composition had ever since crippled him financially. At the date of the R.e-' eeiviiig Ordlex there was not much stock upon the premises, and 'a\3 the business could not be sold as a going concern lie (the Official Receiver) had closed the shop, and after con- sulting the principal creditors was arranging for a sale. The furniture had been said privately for X.58 10s. The debtor stated that he had kept a cash book in which was entered the receipts and payments in cagli only, also Ledgers with debtors and creditors. He admitted that he he had known of his in- solvency since the date of the composition re- ferred to, and that he had been strilgglng ever since. ° ° In answer to Mr Tobias, the. Assistant Official Receiver, the Debtor said that in 1908 he found he was in difficulties, and ever since he had been crippled. He had been trading with people who were aware of his position. Assista-nt Official Receiver: I have seen letters from creditors who speak highly of the debtor, and sympathise with him. The debtor has seriously attempted to keep books. but he has not. attained perfection. (To the debtor): There are friends who arc surety for you at the bank?—Yes. You told them how you stood, end they lent you money Yes. And they were the friends who helped you before?—Yes. The examination was closed.
CHRLSTMAS NOVELTIES. MESSRS G. H. LEE and CO., LIVERPOOL. Messrs G. H. Lee andUo., Ltd., the well- + draper>, costumiers, «to.» have issued Ja, meet attractive catalogue of Christmas toys, g-d,ros, and fancy goods. It would be difficult- to imaigi;i:e anyone desiring' to make useful hew or eiKer- tewninir Christmas' avft*. bron-r imn.'Hln m x:j¡I:Jing.: ifca'stes from this eliaboraie ociuoe.ioh. The extensive showrooms in Bas- Ibütt.iil'et, IjLve,r|xiol» are nsyvv open for the visits of tborr niariy cuatomerj. For the young- stars a visit, must prove a grand treat. Teddy Bears, toy aniina's, and games of many kinds are equally varied, both in oiiaracter and price. For those cf .mature years Ithere is an equal profurien of ehoi'ce in watches, clocks, silver and plated sfoode, bajgs, purses, cabdiwt g"<YJd.I5. work baskets, bra-gg goods cutlery, and aid that is dhoiceet in gloves, umbroHas, and drapery. The firm have recently added to the attraotaoRj of their extensive establishmenit a oircu«!at;ir.'g lib- rary in ocinneotion with the "limes" Book C)ub, a;rid ihe possibly ever greater a.tfcractieais of an eiogainitl'y ladies' lounge.
HEAD AND HAND. What the Worker Needs. If the man who works with his hands does not sleep soundly, ,or if he wakes up tired in the morning, it is because his brain is underfed. Dr. Tibbies' Yi^Coooa gives you sound, wholas.ome sleep if you take it for supper. If you wake up tired in the dark, cold morning, Vi-Cocoa for breakftwst will warm, you and send a glow of vigour through ailil your body, because it as a brain food as wcil as a. body food. It brightens the wits and etr«agthcns the sinews too. If you ask why Vi-Cocoa does so much for the brain and hand worker the answer is easy. "Vi-Coooa is the best of ooooa, but it is more than cocoa. It has ooooa, kola, nialt and hops in it, to soothe tho nerves and c1.e.a.r the head, feed the body and help the diges- tion. That is why you niust ask the grobeir for
Nléøœa I ■—it makes all the difference. Every grocer sells Vi-Coooa in 6d packets a¡n.d 9d and la 6d time.
ABERGELE POLICE COURT A DEFIANT PARENT. The monthly sessions were held at Aber- gele, on Saturday, before Sir Herbert Ro- berts, Bart, (presiding). Colon-el Hughes, Dr. Hughes, and Mr Humberlev. LICENSING. An application was made for the tem- pora.ry transfer of the licence of the Cam- brian HoW, Pensarn, from Mr Joel Wilde Carrington to Mr Norman Taylor, but it was found that notice had not been served on the overseers. Tlie Magistrates' Clerk said he had ex- plained fully what was required, and as the overseers bad not had proper notice the ap- plication would have to stand over to the January court. A protection order was granted to Mrs Feathersone (executrix of the deceased lioenoee) in respect of the Bee Hotel until the next transfer dav. DRUNKENNESS. David Roberts, horse-breaker, Capel-y-Rofft, Llanfair, was summoned for being drunk whilst in charge of a horse at Abergele on November 16th. The defendant did not ap- pea.r. P.C. Rees stated that on November 16th he saw the d-efendarit drunk in Market-street, Abergele. Witness had to stable the hocrse for the night, as the defendant was helpless- ly drunk. Defendant was fined lOis and 6s 6d costs, A DEFIANT PARENT. Mr Bithell, school attendance officer, pp- pu-ied for an attendance order against Robert Hughce, of Tai Farm, Trofarth, and ex- plained that the defendant's eon, who was eleven years of age, was only in Standard II, and had put in 21 attendances out of a possible 36. As defendant did not appear, the Bench asked for further partieulairs, and Mr Bithell said that the man was simply defying the Education Authority, and was fined the full penalty of XI -at the last court in respect of another son. The Chairman It is not a case of the child beiing Mr Bithell -replied that thie boy was aJ1 right, but defendant was determined not to educate his children. After the summons was aerved the d-efcndca-nt told his son that he was not to go to school, a-n-d sent him with a thrashing machine. Defendant bad been fined lCe Gd, and ti on two occasions. The Education Conaonitteie were determined that the boy should be educated. The Chairman asked if the defendant had been seen personally by the attendance officer. Mr Bithell repli.ed that he had seen Mrs Hughes and the boy who said that the de- fendant had left a word that the lad was not to go to school. The committee had had a great deal of trouble with the other lad, who was 14 yaars of age, and as the defendant was a large farmer he had a great deal of in- flueneo in the district. Witness con-tended the Education Authority were being defied, but if defendant did not obey the attendance order the committee intended asking for the boy to be sent to an industrial school, GO that he could be educated. The Chairman: Will you try and see Mr Hughes and explain matters to him? Mr Bithell: I must say I don't care to visit him. The Bench made an order for the boy to attend the Trofarth School. Colonel Hughes asked if there was an ap- plication to be made for the bov to be sent to an industrial school. W The Chairman replied that thsv would see whether th,- attendance ocrder was complied with. Application to send the bov to an in- dustrial school could eome on later. A SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHT. Robert Owen Evans, chauffcur, Market- place, Abergele, and Robert Elias Jones, oow- man, of GWlern Cilia, LlanfaLr, were charged under the- county bye-laws with violent con- duct at Market-street, Abergele, on November 26th. Both defendants admitted fighting, but each pleaded that he acted in self-defence, Jones adding that he could do nothjing as the first blow he received knocked his glasses off. P.S. ROES stated that at eleven p.m. on Saturday, November 26th, he is-aw the de- fendants fighting in Market-street. He separated them, and while be was taking Jones away Evans came alongside, and gave the other a violent blow in the face. Evans said that Jones had struck him, end that he meant to take out a summons. A large crowd had collected, and both defendants were under the influence of drink. Each of the defendants accused the other of starting the fight. The Bench fined defendants 5s and costs each.
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