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"CHRONICLE" OFFICE. FRIDAY. I SPORTS COATS in great variety, odd skirt? vorv useful at 3s l1d. Siiovvw proof < oat.s of reliable make at W, 0. WILLIAMS Manchester •Ho use, Bangor. Please call and inspect.-Adyt. LOST BY THE MARKET, several Custom- ers who have found bettor va-uo at G. Tegia Davies (by the Station. Tel. 4xj, winner of 69 Prize Diplomas at the London and Paris Exhibi- tions.— Advt. MILLINERY.—Ladies' Hats, Bonnets, etc., trimmed and re-made. Ladiea own materials.— M i»s Parry. 10, Regent-street. Upper Bangor.^ Advt. Cook, Confectioner, Caterer.—Road, 266, Ifigh-st. "rut fondant, hosier Eggs, Potted Meat, Supper Dis'hew, Fancy Biscuits, Afternoon Tea Dainties, r-Ad vt, fife WINDOW CLEANING and CHIMNEY- [fcWEEPiNG.—Owing to Dissolution of Partner- ship of the Bangor Window -Cleaning and Oh.mney-Svveepm £ r Gompauy, for aLi Cnimney- |Sweeping now apply to J. Ansonia, 79, Garth- road. Good ttuit clean work guaranteed.—Advt. IIAIRDRESSING — Special attention to ly'hikireji; expert Gent's Ha<nds; Gentlemen s J'esddenoes visited. NV. Joiieb, Hairdresser (near .Town Cioak).—Advt. 2. WST an appetite, but immediately FOUND at I'A U'L A N'S, Hign-C-aas FRUIT STORES (ophite the Catneorai), where the Jfincst Quality Fru t and Conie-et.onery id stocked at the lowest possible price. Au vt, OWEN JOAi^S, LADli^i AND GENTS' 'x ailoring, 7, Friars-road, Bangor. CustomDre I own Macerai made up. csuiis. etc., turned and renovated at moaorate cnargc#.—Advt. HOCKEY.—By five goals to one the 'Varsity the Normals OIl Wednesday. On Saturday, itt Manchester, the 'Varsity were beaten by tne local L:nlvürsity CoHego. HIE CA'iilEURAL. — The preachor at the special Lenten service at the Cathedral, last even- ing, was the Rev. W. Morgan, St. Ann 3. Ine choir &ang Siamer s Miserere" and Redheads Story or the Crosa." SChUuL CLI.NIC.The Carnarvonshire Edu- cation Committee l ave established a clinic at Perry View, Upper Bangor, and a Liverpool specwihet, engaged by the Committee, carried out minor operations, chieily ior adenoids, upon several school children there, yesterday. OXFORD WELSHMEN— At a meeting of the Pafydd up Gwilym Society, Oxford, it was tiocid- ;ed to hold a re-union of the members at Bangor, thi8 summer, daring the National Eisteddfod I SUCCESSFUL COMPETITORS.-At an eis- ;t-3drifod held on Wednesday at Llanfairfechan, jthe winner Án the chadeinge aoio competition was sMr D. Felix Davies, who sing Handel's "The A,ord Worketh Wonders." Mr Waifoord also won tbo chief elocutionary prize. SHOP ALTERATIONS. Important altera- tions have just been completed at .Uritannia • House, in High-street. New showrooms haVft ;Ueen added, and the upper premises have been completely renovated. The business is carried on finder the superv i^ion of Councillor O. R. Hughes. BEREA LITERARY SOCIETY—The mem- 'be: of this society and their fr.ends attended an 'illustrated lecture on "China" by Air Gwilym wen, dentist, on Tuesday evening. Mr R. Wal- ford manipulated the magic lantern. The &chool- room was weil fiiled. FIELD CLUB. The Field CLub, of which |»f. E. V, Arn.cild is president, and Mr Harold ] Ungues, V ice-pn:dident, ha. Y e arranged an inter- cstiiig i,regrazilne for the eiiaa;V season. Last fcaturday toe members visited Dinae Diriorwic, ■and x;ex t Saturday they will inspect LI an id an •Church and Canrlrb Camp. THE VALUE (-K THE EISTEDDFOD. Is the E l-jtedclfod worthy of :eUintien?" was the subject discussed by mrankers of th.; Ebeneaer Debiting Society, on Mo.nd.ay evening, with I/lew Ires id Ui the cnair. Doiniol Fyohan argued in the affirmatlve, and Mr J. W. Evans in the nega- tive. The afifrau-uvo view fotind most sup- porter.?. CHURCHMEN AND WOMEN'S SOCIETY. —A meetinig of this society was held at the Old j ,Vicwrag^ on Tuosday. Mr A. Ivor Pryce pre- sided and the Re-v. Cation E. T. Davie? road an ;interesting pupor OIl 11 Why we are Churchmen." [There was a very good attendance and a hearty (vote of thanks was accorded to Canon Da vies, on thri proportion of Professor Miiner Bari"y, seconded by Mr T. II. Wynne. LECTURES. An amusing Lecturo was de livwed at tho Tebernacle New Schoolroom last -N ew S,(, h e,?>lrcom last Jweek by Mr Ivor Williams, M.A., of the Univer- sity College, the subject being "Llafar Gwlad." The meeting was lieid in connection with the Sabernacio Young Men's Society. Last evening another interesting lecture was delivered by Mr Fot!!k Jonos. Bro Dawel, Garth, the subj ect being .œon gydag IsKvyn." PRKSKNTATION TO MR IVOR JARVIS — SWr I vol- Jafvie, wlio has accepted a prsition at I I'-orti-ea, mear Portcinouth, was on Saturday night- presented with a purse of gold subscribed by a iLw mcenbers of the Bangor Golf Club. He I a very active and popuiar member of the Golf CJjub. as vrcll aa of the Bangor Cricket Club and of t! .e Football Club. The members of the Con- .weirvativG and Unioiiist Club also contemplate fBftak.;n« a prceentation to Mr Jar vis. MISSIONARY MEETING. On Monday evening an entertaining addiesa was delivered at :l'wr-g\n Schoolroom by Mr Roberts, a mission- ary attached to the Evangelical Union of South Amer.ea. Professor Hudson Williams occupied the chair. The leoturo was profusely illustrated by lantern slides, manipulated by Mr J. Wickina and Mr Hughes. During the evenin.g sol-og were Creditably rendered by Mr Arthur Humphreys and M iss Gwladys VViliiams. PfllTY SESSIONS.—The weekly sessioM ppere hld on Tuesday, before Mr W. Pug.hc ■(c-Tvavrman), Dr. Pritchard (Bethesdia), the Mayor (Mr R. J. Williams), and Mr J. Evan -k-o j-yc-rts. -An a,pplication by Mr Horatio Jones for a.n occa&iciniii licence in respect- of a dance at the Ita.ilway ,eiiij)-exance Hall was granted..—Twenty-ckue rc»i<ienits were sum. mooned for niom-payjneii-t of poor rates, the (Mr R D. Evans) a,ppearmg for the overseers. The usual orders wexe IT bade. LOCAL GOVERNING BODY.—A quarterly tweeting of the Looil Governing Body was held fast evening, at the County School for Girls. The IX-an presided, and the members present were Mrs R. J. Williams, Mrs Glynne Jones, Mrs Price iW'ltite, Mrs Foulk Jc/iies, Professor Lewis Jones, Professor Miiner Barry, Dr. R. W. Phillips, Dr. E. V. Arnold, Messis H. King, A. Ivor Pryoe, H. O. Hughes, W. Bayne, R. S. Williams (Llanfair- lechan), with Mr Giynn Williams, Mies Mason, and the CJerk (Mr J. Hughes Roberts). Refer- ence .vas made to the now County School scheme, lAnd tt. was decided to discuss the proposals at a special meeting, Dr. R. W. Phillips being asked to introduce the report. The Headmaster of Friars reported that Mr Mason had left, and that he had engaged another master. MUSICAL FESTIVAL.—-On WedacsKlay afternoon and evening a musical festival in connection with the Welsh Calvinistic Method- ists in the district of Bangor was held at flwTgwyu Cha.pol, which in the evening was orowdtd to excess. The conductor was Mr E D. Lloyd, R.A.M., who ably carried out I 9bLs diutios. The eveninig meerting was under the presidency of the Mayor of Bangor (Mr iR J. WHHaanjs). The siniging of the com- bined choirs proved very effective, the iteyri sttag including anthems and hymrus. The organ was played by Mr Emyr HumphreyH, jupper Bangor, who acccimpanied throughout. A solo was l-endered by Mr Thomas, Pen- tracth. The Recr-etariiii duties were carried out by Mr Thos. J. Rooerts, Park-street, -U-rp,-e-r Bangor, and Mr 0. T. Owen, Ty Gwyn, acted ito treasurer. TlIE PICT U RE DROME.—Much to interest ,an,d amuse can be seen at bhe Picturedrcine, this •woek, ranging from "The Life of a Mother" to hen Fattier got a Holiday," which has been truly described as "the limit." To-night and to- morrow night, the star picture is Pauiette's Necktaco. The turn is provided by Charley Har- vey. a man of infinite wit, and who possesses a wide repertoire of songs. Next week the chief f»ictures are :—Monday and Tuesday, "In the M'tdn of the Br?a.nds," WMn(*day and Thum- -lb?e Chlild Mother;" and Fdoay and Sabur- d.v, "Old Me ?dv." In addition to the ord?ary jprogrammp, there will be shown on Monday, 4|»r»oyg, ramme, there Nvill be slov,-n on Morida-y, Tuesday, and Wedoe?day, a fine picture, entitled. The Black Ball," ? detective story. Mus Una r>cyrio!uV, the rlainty comedienne and male im- personator, will appear during the week. It may be mentioned that Mi Codman has secured the exclusive righta of the (;r??nd National picture for Ms circuit of haUs, and it will be shown at the li.? of halls, and it w.?U be I ?o?vn at th5 GROOVING GAS BILLS.—It was reported at last night's mfpit rinr of tho Lccal Governing Body tha-t there had been an unaccoumtable iricreajse i,i the ga6 but in "respcct of the County School for nirls fcr the past quarter, and it was doc id d to pavment untH tho gas manager had tC'btf,(I t.ho meter. He i3 ako to bo asked to V'-port on the gas eystem of the aohoo] generally. ahe Dean, v-ho and other governors re- tnarkmi that tliore wore general complaints of in- rreased gas b.He in the town. One governor d'elare d that his gas bill had gone up enormous- ly without any apparent reason. Mr Bavne: T iiorc w one consolation, the ratepayers will benefit by any increased bills (laughter). C'.IvM.S., ST. MARY'S BRANCH.—A meet- im, of the branch was held at the National fcciiooi on I'ti(wia)-. The chair was taken by the precedent, the Rev. J. C. Morrice, M.A. Sever- al important matters were rH?.issed and the ar- rangements for elates were left ia tho bands of the committee. A letter was read from the seciotary 01 uie L.an-fau-feohiaiii biaiioii tiiat the Rev. Artmir Long<ion, ttie organ.smg secretary of the Northern proving 1vr tne C.E.iVi.rt. wouict visit L.anJairlccriaJi on Friday next (Aiaicii .1 all.(I w:th Ciirv-iii It. T. Jonei.> wouid ue.iver ?.- i a.(hlrcr??. .1 athircsii. 'i'&e chair wil; be taken by tho VeiliIl of Biiigor. Lae ttrains will be run from Lianfam-ftxwan tint cnemng. Ah member^ of ￼ i riiciil b ei- .i of the- St. Mary's brainii V.MIO intend bsmg present wiri rcce.ve ott uitormat.on fro.m the secretarJy. Mr II. O. Willi an as. S i'. PALJJ cr> LlTERAEY SOCIETY. — On Friday evomng the Soc^aty heia their a,nnuai social, 'i'ho ladies had menu. A miaeeii-ac-eouis p±'0!^paaiani& was also provided, soles being dung by Mr Edmund J ones, Mr J. Owtn, an d iVii.su Edith Kcberts. A ma.ta.tion by iVLa liatie, Huigie.s, and Mr VV iliiuan, aang jwaiiiiiion, wliicn were iiiucii apprc-ciated. Tiie aoocunpaaiiato were Mr V\ i_tje Owen, Mrs P. Joni-as itclxarts, and MLSS Annie Humphreys, 'l'iie Society brought tnejr session to a cLe, last nig jut, when tney listoned. to Ltiic-w T'cigid on "Tile Triads of Wisdom." The Rev. D. Jones pm-'idcd. On the mctio-n cif the Rev. P. J. Roberts, a-coadcd by Air W. 0. iitiaans, a hearty vote of tuankw was acoordoo the lectiiirer. R.A.O.B.On Tuesday evemn^g the mem- bel's of the local lodg-o of the R.A.O.B. and their friends satdown to a wumptuous dinner at the Liverpool Arms Hotel to cc.inm-emorate the festival of St. Patrick. The ohair was occupied by W.P. H. T. OWBil. Aitex the iiKual Loyal toasts had been honoured the chairman gave the toast of the evening. "St. Patrick," to which. Bro. Gill responded. Other toasts were given representing England, Scot- land, Ireland, and Wales, Mr J. Bamford, Mr Jim Brown, Captain Griffiths, and Mr W, Jenm responding. Mr J. Kerfoot, Castle Hotel, sang "The Map-e Leal" as represent- ing Ca.n,a,da. '1 'h-es re^'t of the program me was carried out by visitors. About 4-3 members w-ere present. NORMAL COLLEGE LITERARY SOCIETY. -1::> Mary Davies delivered the closing lecture of the eetision on Saturday evening last, the sub- ject bclng "Welsh Folk-Songs." There was a crowded and representative audience, and Princi- pal Harris occupied the chair. Mrs D" v i m' happy and fluent manner quire captivated her listeners, who followed the e c.osely as the various types of folk-songs wuru traced and illus- trated. Mrs Davies delighted her hearers by ren- dering two of the lliiuslrations herself, the aud- ience joining/ at times, in the refrains; but most of the songs.. were admirably rendered by Miss Megan Evans, whose voice, training, and tem- perament are pre-eminently suited to a folk-song s,mger. Mr J. Riley played the somewhat awk- ward accompaniments with his usual marked ability, and the meeting closed with he.arty votes of thanks from visitors and studellts, in which Mrs LM&ey Davics' long connection with the Nor- mal Colle-ge was mentioned. CONCERT AT THE WORKHOUSE.—In can- nection with St. James' Church a concert, ar- ranged by Mr R. H. Morgan, Pen 1 iys-terrace, was given .at the Workhouse on Wednesday. The Rev. E. Luiruey was an excellent chairman, his sallies adding not a little to the enjoyment of the evening. The accompaniments were played by Mr Herbert Jones. The following wa,3 the progratiime Violin solo, Mr Jerome Jonas song, Gwcw Facli," Miss Nellie Roberts; recitation, "Little Flo," Miss Lily Udale; song, "The Old Briga<ie, Mr Phil. Jones; duett, "Watchman, what of the night," Messrs Foulkes wnd Morgan; song, "Colombo," Mrs Roberts; song, "Rock me to bicep," Miss Lily Udale; quartette, 1 D.wr little Shamrock," St. James' Quartette Partv (en- cored); song, "Hiraeth," Mrs Robert*; .O¡¡g, Hu.na Blentyn," Miss Nellie Roberts; dialogue, ".Mi. Honey's Treasure," Misses Olwm and Ron- thorn; song, "The little grey home in tho West," Mr Piiiil. Jones; violin solo, Mr Jerome Jones; I;W- d d, Miss Lily Udale; song, "Gwncwch bopeth yn Gymraeg," e-v, E. Lum- ley; qtiart-ette, "Laughing," St. James' Quartet bo Party (emoored). VVEARIN' 0' THE GREEN.-The patriotic Irishmen of the city diuly honoured the anni- versary of St. Patrick on Tuesdiay, by wear- ing a sprig of Shamrock. In fact more peT- oons were soon sporting the "dear little plimt" on Tuesday than wore the daffodil on St David's Day. On Wednesday afternoon a tea was held at lVniJhyn HriJl and 1<1 ball in tlh-o evening. Over 100 sat down to tea, the arra,Ilo-cm't'uts for which wore perfect. At tie ball there w,er,e close on 200 present, a,nd a most e:njoy- able night was spent. Dancing ociminenced at 8 p.m., amd was kept up until after 4 a.m. Mr Owen Hughes was M.C., and arranged and emtxc4tkd the programme in his usual ab'a man»ea-. He was assisted by M<Cærs S. WiMmann, J. Gwilym Hughes, E' T. Bro.wu W. Wynne and J. W. Burns, who acted as stewards. The miLsie was exceptionally good, sevt>rai of the members of the orchestras of t/he^ County Theatre and tiho Picturedromo assisting. Botli tea and cbance were a com- plete sucoess, and this was due to a great ex- tent to the untiring efforts cif Mrs W. Lovatt, who was assisted by Mr J. W. Burns, the secretary. During tha evening tho Rev. Father Quinn thanked all those who had1 assisted in the success of the day's celebra- tions. CIVIL SERVICE APPOINTMENT. I Mr It. S. Hughes, of the looai County Court, has been appointed to a Govenwnent post as Ex- aminer of County Court accounts. Mr Hughee has been engaged as clerk to Mr Glynne Jonos, the Registrar, from his yotutlh, and his long i-cr- vice in ruch an impcrtant court and under such 4. oopa-bl., Registrar, must have given him great advantages in securing the appointment. Besides the ordinary County Court business, Banigor has jurisdiction, m. bankrur>tcy, the dis- trict comprising tiho whole of Anglesey, the greater part of Gann^rveras]sire, and parts of Denbighshire and Flintshire. It has also an Admiralty district extc-ndiriig from Chester to Aberyst .vyth. It is, inoreover, a Dk-trict Regis- try of the II ig¡h Curt of Jinstioe, where a great part of the Ncirth W ui.ies High Court business is transacted. Mr Hugihcs eat for his examina- tion i,n London on the 4th February, the sub- jects including all branches of (oQurt work—parti- cularly accountancy and book keeping, a.nd Mr Hughe« was eolected out of a largo number of candidates,^ the competition fcr the poet being exceptionaKy keen. It is understood that he will bo stationed for a timo in the Midlands and wul take up his new duties early in April. All who know him will join in wishing him success in his new sphere. BILLIARD MATCH. I Jhe match pLayed between the Carnarvonshire and Anglesey Constttution?) Club and the Rg",? (Jcn?rvattve and Unionist Association, vesterday I-- week, resuited as follows :— C. and A. Club. B.C. and F.A. Mr Neele 102 Mr Price Smith 150 Mr Mackay, 91 Mr Common 150 Mr Satow 150 Mr W. R. Watson 147 Mr Godd&rd 150 Mr Heigh way 82 Mr J. Williams 150 Mr T. Parker 82 Major Bloom 93 W. Hughes 150 rr;l. 1 l' .L1l'O previous weeK eacn side won throe games but on the aggregate the C. and A. Club were successful by 36 points. Now the aggregate re- sult of the six games is in favour of the C. and A. Club by 16-points. A- WIFE'S APPLICATION. At the PoltM Court, on Tuesday, Mary J. Jones muarnoned her .husband, Hugh Jones] a fish hawker, for to provide for her nuainteinazure. Tho complainaiiit stated that her husband, after rihe asked him for money. Left her for five weeks without sup- porti-nio, bar. The ChairmaJi (to the wife): Why don't you live with your hitaband?—The Wile: Because he is beatinig—not exactly beating, but pi milling me.—Tne Chairman You must try and Live with him.—The Wife He came ycoder this morning, put his arm round my c/eok, and nearly cried (laughter).— 'I'he Chairman: I think the best thing you can do is to lire together. (To the husband): Are you willing to support her?—The Hus- band (amiHing): Yeg, of course.—The Chair- man Will you promase to be kind to her?— The Husband (still smiling): Yes, of course. Tho Chairman: You both beitter go away and try to avoid misunderstandings in futllre.- Both left the court together. CIVIC SOCIETY. j A public lecture on "The future relations of Labour and Capital was delivered by Mr Ernest AN. Mundy, B.A., secretary of the Labour Co- partnership Association, at the Queen's Head Cafe, last night. The meeting, which was pre- sided over by Professor Gibson, was held under the auspices of the tcc&l Civic Society. In the course of an informing address, Mr Mundy dealt with the various concerns where tho system of profit-sharing is observed, and showed how successful they were. He also ex- plained the working of certain proift-sharing con- cerns abroad, and how they originated. In Paris, one cf the largest businesses of painters and decorators was run on the partnership system. looking at tho present Labour unrest, one naturally searched for the cause, he said. Some people imagined th-iy found an easy solution by saying. "Get rid of the agitator." He didn't think it was tlw fault of the agitator; it was no use agitating unle#s one had good material to work ujpon. Oae cause of the unrest was the l desire for higher wages and better cond itions, but there w'a.s more th.an that in it. The workers' themselves did not know exactly what the move- ment meant. They had been probing for some- thing, and part of v.hat they had been ee itching for was greater control over their owr. destiny. They were beginning to feel the difference be- tween their position and the position of these who commanded them. They were beginning to feel it was not right that they "houJd be entirely powerless in directing the.r lives. Under co- partnership the workers would have some coniral over tile conditions of their own industry. The speaker referred to the South Metropolitan Gas Company as an instance of a successful profit- sharing concern, and he said that three of the workmen were appointed on t.he Board of Man- agement. At the close of his address Mr Mundy was asked whether the Trade Unions were not op- posed to profit-sharing, and whether Trade Unions were not also aiming at bettering the stotite of the people? Mr Mundy: Certainly, they are but they think that by concon.tratiug a man's attention Oil his cwn work, it will distract his attention from the general welfare of his class. A Questioner: What would be the minimum size of a concern where tho profit-sharing system would have any prospect of suoer« Mr Mundy I don't think thero is any parti- cular s ize, In the gas companies you will find from 9000 workers down to 30. A Questioner: is there any antagonism be- tween Trades Unions and profit-sharing con- cerns? Mr Mundy: Soma leaders, not the higher lend- ers of Trades V nion" are against us, and their idoa is the restriction of the output. On the motion of Mr A. Ivor Prycc, a vote of thanks was accorded the lecturer. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE. I At their meeting, last week, the Council of the University College appointed to th-e poot. of junior assistant lecturer and demonstrator in chemistry, Miss M. S. Leslie, M.Sc. Miss Leslie was awarded an entranc-e scholar- ship at the Univorsity of Leeds, and took the deg ree of B.Sc. with first-class honours in chemis- try in 1908. being the first woman student to oh- tain that distinction. In the following session, she did research work at Leeds, for which, in 1009, she obtained the degree of M.So. In that year .tie was also awarded the 1851 Exhibition Re- search Scholarship, the highest award in science in tho gift of the Univeisity, and with it pro- ceeded to the laboratory of Madame Curie, at Paris, where she undertook research work in Radio-activity for « period of two years. In 1911-12, she continued her investigations in tho laboratories of the Victoria University, Mnn. chest-or. under Sir Ernest Rutherford, and has thus studied under the two greatest authorities on Radio-activity. Mis, Leslie lias specialised in physical chemistry, and her .appointment render? it possible for the College to develop the teach- ing of that subject, and to provide special facili- ti-e", for students desiious of taking it. OBITUARY. SERGT-MAJOK WILKINSON • The aeat-h coeurred at Birmingham this week of Sergt.-Major WiKkiuecai-, iarmeriy i,it- structor of ihe now defunct 3rd Anglesey Artillery Vo.un.teer.->. Deeeai«?d, who was 73 years of aige, was a mem be i ctf the Royal Marino Artillery, a.nd was appointed instruc- t.or cif the local battery about 38 yeaxs ago. An efficient soldier, he raised the siUvutdarrd of the corps, which was cc inimanded by the late Col. Savage, who than heLd the rank of caip- tain, amd was popular with all the men. Upon his retirement he Ixeame liceiicee of the Glanadida Inn, and afterwards kept a licensed bouse at Capel Curig. Deceased was 69 years of age. D. IRESON. I With painful su-ddenness tho death oc- curred Oil Monday of M.r Daniel Ireson, lioencee of the Alexandra Vaults, High-street. who was fifty-seven years of age, had not enjoyed good health for scone years, but was abJ) < carry era ills duties at the Vaults. He v ING itw, keenly ill on Mon- day with a hr >;id interest in Deceased came to Ban ^at^siaotory > edral was undergoing restoration, a.n<i ..as employed upon the work;.). Afterwards he occupied a position under the Liverpool Corporation, and returning to Bangor, became lioencee of the Alexandra Vaults. I MRS BECK. The death took place on Saturday morning, at 21, College-road. Upper Bangor, after a long ill- ness, i>atient!y borne, of Mis Beck, wife of Mr Jaiutia Bock. Mre Beck, who was 76 years of ago, was a native cf Denbigih, where she resided for many years, romoviuig to Bangor a few years Tho funeral, which was private, took place at the Glanodda Cemetery on Tuesday last, the Rov. W. R. Saunders, officiating. the mourn- ers were:—Mr Beck (widower), Mees.rs James and Llewelyn Brei, (sons), inli- John Price (brother). Meairs It. Book and K. McKewin (brothers-in-law), Mr R. W. Jones (son-in-law), Meters James Baird and W. Dixon (nephews), ar.d Mr D. Fraser (cousin). A number of beautiful wreaths we e sent by the family said friends. I CONSERVATIVE AND UNIONIST ASSOCIATION. Among the many features of the newly formed Conservative and Unionist Association are the de- bates. Last Friday everuing the subject dis- cussed was "That the Conservative policy is not a. working man's policy." The Deputy Speaker (Mr W, Pfico Smith; presided, and tnero were also pNBCnt ;-Tho Prime Minister .(Mr T. -G. Price), First Lord of tho Admiralty (Mr Lloyd Williams). President of the Board of Trade (Mr Isaao Hull), and Leader of Opposition (Mr John Hughes). During question time the Prime Minister was severely heck;cd on the subject of a mysterious announcement. His reply was that negotiations were going on, and he offered the Opposition the sage advice, "Wait and Soc." The Primo Minister opened the debate by re- gretting the avalanche of criticism levelled at tho various measures which his Government had in- troducod, and he challenged! the Opposition to show what better schemes they could evolve if they were plaoed in office. The Lender of the Opposition at onoe just-ifi-ed the various arguments brought to bear on the proposals of the Government, and instanced the recent decision of tho ffieli Court on the valuation scheme, wlileli had cost an enormous sum of money to oarry out, but had brought in so small a. return. This, in his opinion, was the result of rushing a Bill through the Houso without tho opportunity of adequate discussion. Mr A. E. Vincent (Arvon Division) said it was very easy to take credit far work done by some- one else, 116 in the ease of the. Old-Age Pensions Act, the spade-work for which had already been done by the Conservative party. Mr Lloyd Wil- haims (First Lord) defended tho Government, and, outlined the various measures passed by them for tho benefit of the working claases. Mr John Ro- berts (Bootie), in support of the Opposition, gave a .resume of the work dono by tho Conservative party on the educational side, whioh made it pos- sible for tho sons and daughters of working men to ckmb tho ladder from tho elementary schools to the University. They also fought for the right of tho working man to IIA.O his children educated in his denominational schools. Mr Pembroke (Leith Burghs.) gave an outline of wha.t Tariff Reform would do for the betterment of the working classes in protecting them against the unfair competition of the foreigner and1 secur- ing for them constant work at good wages. Mr Morris (Denbigh Borougns) gave a description of the benefits which the Conservati ve party had conferred on the working classes of the county, and their efforts to secure hotter housing condi- tions, a which the present Government had not the moral courage to support, but. simply at the bidding of Mr Redmond; they refused] time for consideration. Mr 1. Hull (Hull) severely attacked the Oppo- sition. Mr T. Parker (Market Ila/rborough) said the Government had in its ranks some of the b-.gge.st- capitalists and landowners in the country, but the fact th"t they were Liberals did not placo their tenants or workmen in a better position. In fact ho challenged those on tho Government 6ide to prove that they did as much for the bet- terment of their tenants or fellow men as the much Abused Dukes of the Conservative party. Other speakers bitterly attacked the Insurance Act as a proof of the unsatisfactory preparation of Liberal measures, which had to be passed in. quick time in order to prevent the loss of sup- port, on wh.ch they depended for retention of office. On Tuesday. March 31st, Canon E. T. Daviea will speak ou the Church question, and after- wards the subject will be discussed. The Govern- ment side will support the Disestablishment por- tions of the Bill.
I ST. ANN'S (Bethesda). j I PRESENTATION TO MR AND MRS I ARTHUR THOMAS. I The Rev. W. Morgan, vicar of St. Ann's, presadied at a meeting heM at Ta.nys?ra.fdl, c?&da, on Friday ev?in.?, when the m- bcra of St. Anna and St. Man's with Hie tcaohers and children of Ty'rutwr School gave expression to the cssteom in which thoy hold Mr Arthur Thomsis, who. has been ap- pointed heradmaster of Bcminewveld School and Mrs ITiomas. Mia Tbocmas was presented with a boo,utiful lady's handbag, and Mr Tliomiart with a gold albert and ]>endanft on which was engraved their initials and also tha words "A token of estoetm. from St. Ann's." The meeting was presided over by the Rev. W. Morgan, vicar, who apologised* on behalf or tho ltev. Wynu Griffith and Mrs Griffith for their itna.v Mr Bmm",1!ue1 Davies, headmaster of Bcdfeirig School, acted as conductor. The gifts were presented by Mrs Morgan. The Vicar pilid a tribute to the valuable work (\ne by Ty'nt-wr School, which wau filie eldest fjchool in the neighbourhood. It was con genial to have a young ma.n from the parish as headmaster of the school, and ho was glad to say they had not boon dis- appoinied i,n Mr Thomas. Durirug tho thir- teen yeat-g he had been master of Ty'ntwr School he had done his work well, and both ho and Mrs Thomas during their sojooirn in tho parLsih wen their way into the hearts of o-d and young and secured for themselves a v. aim puj.ee in the affections of all. He also referred to the valuable work done by Mrs Thomas t.(.w,yd;; the restoration fund of St. Ann's, and the part she had taken in work- ing the beautiful frontal that decorates the altar ou special occasions. St. Ann's, added the Vicar, would never forget Mr and Mrs Thomas; but lest they in their new environ- ment, should forget St. Ann's he would a^k them to accept those small tokens to remind them of the warn place they held in the affec- tions of St. Ann's. Mr Thomas, in acknowledging the presenta- tion, said that wherever his future would Lead him, there was one place that wouLd ever re- main dear to hiim and that was St. Ann's, the Ulaoo of his childhood and early life. Mr Thomas paid a high tribute to the parishioners of St. Ann's for the assistance given him in his career, and he specially mentioned the late Canon Walter Thomas, the late Miss Thomas, Ty'ntwr; Mr Morgan, the present vicar, and Air Emmanuel Davies, his early tutor. The gift"1 would be treasured chiefly for the good feeling of the people of St. Ann's expressed S through them. He also took the opportunity of thanJdng the teachers and children of Ty'ntwr and his class at Tanyagrafell Sunday School for other presents. Mr John Hughes, churchwamden of St. Ann's, referred to Mr Thomas' work as a Sunday School worker, a promoter of social functions, and secretary of numerous gather- ings, and Mr Emmanuel Davies said Mr Thomas was a pupil teacher at Bodfeirig when he first came there as master, and it was nuber hian that Mr Thomas icoei-vod his early trainin,g and preparation for college, where he emerged from his examinations with honours. He attributed Mr Thomas' position to-day to his perseverance aoid ookrmiNltion. Mr Rd. Hughes, churchwarden of St. Mary's; Mr W. Morris Williams, on behalf of Bod- feirig Sunday School, and Mr Rd. Evans, on behalf of Ty'ntwr School, also spoke, all of them expressing their esteom of the valuable work dome by Mr Thomas and hM readiness to do anything he could on every occasion. The following programme was rendered:— Recitation, Ellen Grace Williams; piano- forte scJJo, Mr Francon Thomas; song, Miss Cifisie Hughes; scmigia by the school children of Ty'ntrwr, conducted by Mr Rd. Evans, the present master; song, Miss Memmie Hughes St. Mary's; duet. Miss Gracie Hughes and ?'? i- and Mr Joe Hughes; song, Mr Owem Hughes; and tiong. MT Hugh Willia.ma. It may be mentioned that Mr Thomas was also a member a St. Ann's choir, a sidiesma-n, and librarian, and general secretary to the restoration fund and centenary of St. Ann's.
MENAI BRIDGE. I CHURCH MEN'S SO,CIETY.-At a meeting I of this society, held in the National School, on I Tuesday evening, an interesting paper on indebtedness to tho Church" was read by Mr I J. C. Rowlands. WELSH FOLK SONGS.—Under the auspices of the English Presbyterian Church Literary So- ciety, Madame Mary Davies, last night, delivered a lecture on Welsh folk-songs, and vocal illustra- tions were given by Miss Megan Evans, Bar- mouth. WELSH DRAMA.—The Llandegfan Amateur Dramatic Sooiety gave a performance of ''Bedda'r Proffwydi" at the Now Hall last week in con- nection with tho Anglesey Eisteddfod Dramatic Competition at Llangefni, Dr. Lloyd Williams, Bangor being present as adjudicator. So crowded wa,3 the hall tha.t the company gave a repeat performance the following evening. TO-MORROW'S TEAM.—The following will represent the Bridgites v. Penma-cnmawr on the Tyddyn Isaf field; kick-off, 3.15 p.rn, :-J. R. Owen; R. G. Edwards, Wm. Edwards (capt.); E. Owen, J. R. Jonee, Ivor Edwards; A. Hughes, Eddie Hughes, W. M. Jor-w, J. Jones, and J. Gerrard. Much interest is manifested in tho Junior Cup final, in which Menai Bridge are to meet' Abergele on March 28th at Colwyn Bay. SUNDAY OBSERVANCE.—A meeting of re- presentatives of the Nonconformist Chapels in tho town was held on Tuesday in connection with the movement for the better observanoo of the Sabbath. At the last meeting -the question was thorougly discussed, and it wos suggested that the Urban District Council should take steps to regu- late the ?tinciaN., &toamer traffic. One proposal was that a landing toil of 6d per hoad should bo j Imposed, but it bc-in? pointed out th.at ther? were ￼ difficulties in the way. it was decided to write to the Urban Council on the subject. At Tuesday's meeting it was reported that the letter had not yet been read at the Council. A letter was re- ceived from the Beaumaris Free Church Council asking what was being done at Menai Bridge with .regard to controlling Sunday stcllmr traffic combined action being'sugigested. The Clerk was instructed to reply to the Beaumaris Free Church Council that no reply had yet been received from the Urbaoi Council on the subject. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. I The nominations for the Urban District Coun- oil were received yesterciay. There ,a.re five vacant seats, for wlúoh icti candidates have been nominated. Four of the retix,:ng COLIti-aill,cri-- MMsm Thomas Roberts, Tyddyn Isaf; J. Davies Jones, J. G. Bacon, and David Hugh Davies, are seeking re-election, Mr Luther Jones being the only old member who has not been nominated. The other aspirants are: Dr. Meredith Thomas, Messrs Evaai Thomas, J. Henry Morgan (Cad- nant), Averill, F. L. Lort, and Thos. 0. Jones, Chapel-street. The election takes place on April 4 th.
BETHESDA. I APPOINTMENT.—Miss Mary Williams, Hen. bare-road, w-ho has been assistant teacher at Ty ntwr National School for some time, has been appojnted a teacher at the Corwen School. PROPOSED NEW COUNCIL BUILDINGS. I Un the agenda appeared a notice of motion by Mr John Hughes, Cloth Hall, regarding tho advisability of securing suitable buildings fc-r the Caunoil as offices, but the matter was deferred I until the next ordinary meeting of the Council. Mr Hughes said he thought it was an appro- priate mov e, as the present Council Chamber was inadequate for the purposes required, and its architectural structure was 50 years behind the times. Ho also pointed out that there were quite a number of empty buildings available, and very possibly the owners would be glad to get tnc-m off their hands. He urged the members to consider the -r)rcpos4, &ad have tho public in. structed in tho matter. He felt sure such a which would also include the Council O iff cctj, buildingi, f looawd in the centre of the village, would bo a good step towards adorning the town, URBAN COUNCIL I SUGGESTED NEW COUNCIL BUILDINGS. I Dr. W. G. Pritchard presided over the monthly meeting of this Council, on Friday evening, the other members present being: Messrs 11. B. Evans, David Llewelyn, R. O. Williams, H. R. Jones. Jeremiah Thomas, E. Evans, John Ro. berts, D. Pernant Evans, W. P. Williams, Ellis Owen, John Hughes, together with Mr H. H. Davies (Surveyor and Collector), and- Mr D. Grif-. fith Davies (Clerk). A lontg list of persons .asking to bo excused from payment of rates was considered, and on the motion of Mr David Llewelyn, seconded by Mr Jeremiah Thomas, the list as submitted by the committee was adopted. Another list of Daires of persons asking to be excused from the payment of the water rate, was referred to the Water and Gas Committee for consideration. A request having been, made by the tenant of Nanty-graen Farm, that the Council should put up a gate on the path leading to his farm, the matter was referred to the Highway Committee, with a suggestion that tho memberb should visit the place. A long list of parsons in arrears in paying the rate was considered, .and the Clerk was instructed to issue summonses forth with for the recovery of the amounts due. I he Collector repeated that he had collected the following during the previous monthGeneral district ra 4,1. 2106 [os Id; gas rentals, X44 4s 3d; water rentals, S52 4s 6d; gas cookers. £7 15s 8d. Messrs Rowland Jonea and R. O. Williams were re-appointed overseers, and the Council also appointed Messrs Jacob Parry and W. H. Jones, Gerlan. Tit-o following wero appointed to represent the Council as school managers: Llanllechid C. School, Mr John Hughes, shoemaker, etc., and Mr Owen Jones Post Offioe; Cefnfaes C. School, Mr John Hughes, Cloth Hall, and Mr D. Pern.ant Evans, Pant; Carneddi C. School, Mr Jeremiah Thomas, Gerlan, and Mr R. 0. Williams, Tan- Treflys; Gerhn N at. School, Mr Evan EV3D3. Gcrkm Farm; Glanogwen, Nat. School, Mr Ellis Own, me-rchant; Llanllechid Nat. School, Mr H. R. Jones, Carneddi-road. A letter was read from Mr Wm. Williams, Ncuadd Newydd, oomplaining that the Coun- oil tliould have increased the cost of the new lioence granted at the pre- vious Council meeting to run the new motor oar, and pointing out that the Bangor City Council only charged 2s 6d. The new licence wa" i.Mued at 10&. By a majority the Council decided to adhere w Yeir former resolution on the matter. OBITUARY. I Ilit T. J. HucHEs. I Tho news reached her-o on Thursday afternoon of tho death of Mr T. J. Hughes, chemist, Pen- maenmavvr, which occurred ui Liverpool, where he had been taken a few days previously. Muoh sympathy is felt with tho family, and with his aged father, in their sad bereavement. NIB J. W. DAVIES. I Tho death has taken place at Pjacerville, California, U.S.A., of Mr John W. Davies, better known hero as "John Brynllwyd." He was born at Brynllwyd in tho year 1852, and when he was 21 years of age ho emigrated to America ,at a. tima when quite a number of young men from this neighbourhood w<?rp c'nugratin?. Some &a.i!?d on tho bteam,?lii,p "Atlantic" I'llicli was wrecks, bub he ruil,?d on the "City of Mon- treal," and reached New York safely. He' had married Elizabeth, daughter of the late Mr John G. Pritchard, Caellwynigrydd, who died many years ago. His children were afterwards taken care of by his brother, Mr William Wil- Earns, Bryndorweai Bach. He had worked in Australia, and Newfoundland for many years. The funeral took place at Middle Granville, New York, on February 3rd, the Rev. W. O. Williams officiating. Deceased a brother, Evan, living at Pcultney, Vermont, U.S.A. His other surviving brothers are Richard, who is at Manchester, and Mr W. Williams, Brynderwen Bach. Much sym- pathy i, felt with Miss Williams and Mr Griffith Williams, schoolmaster, IJandrygarn, Anglesey, tho son and daughter of the deceased.
NEWBOROUGH. I DRAMATIC PERFORMANCE. I On3 liears a good deit in t'tiese days of "the Welsh Dramatic Revival"—and a "revivai" there undoubtedly is in the form of a. widespread awakening of interest in. stage plays and play- writing ail over the Principality. Lord Howard do Walden's offer of an annual prize for the best Welsh play, and the drarnatio competit.on insti- tuted by the committee of the Bangor National Eisteddfod, have, doubtless, contributed largely to the spread of the movement. But tho awaken- in.g had begun before the introduction of these artificial .stimulants to dramatic work. The re- vival of Irish drama had, perhaps, a good deal to do with the birth of the movement in Wales. At any rate, for some years past in many a sm;¡,ll town and hamlet in Wales there have been at- tempts to write (in Welsh), and to stage, "pea- sant pLaya-" bearing come similarity to those pro- duced in Ireland—and that without the stimu.us afforded by any competition. Neither the Bangor competition, nor any other, had anything to do with tho production at New- borough lait week, by a village company, of three delightful dramatic skstaties written by a local .author. Mr 11. 0. Hughes, J.P., of Cefn Mawr, has long be-on known for his interest in the drama, and some of his English dramatic work has been staged in a public theatre. Ho has, latterly, turned his attention to Welsh plays, and three short pieces by him were performed at the Prichard-Jones' Institute, Newborough, on. Thursday and Saturday cveninga last week. The local interest in the performances was attested by the sizo of the audienoos, the fine assem bly-hall at the Institute being crowded to its utmost capa- city on both occasions. The sketches presented three ditiVrent aspects of Welsh peasant and rus- tic life, and so had a direct appeal to the people who saw thom acted. The first was called "Tho Miller," and dealt with tho wooing, and ulti- mat-a capture, by an artful maid of a confirmed old bachelor. Only two characters appear in this piece, and these were excellently played, by Miss Griffith and Mr Hefin Jones. Tho seconJ skotch was of a more ambitious scope, and contained two 8Ick. I to title was "Their On'!y Son/ and it pourtrayid the saving from eviction of a dis- tressed farmer and his wife by the opportuno i .good fortune of their scape-grace eon. The part of the farmer, or rather crofter, was well acted j by Mr O. VV Owen, and the son and daughter I were very creditably represented by Mr J. T. Evans and Miss Elizabeth Jones. Mr Thoniai WilliaTti,,3 was an imposing policeman. But the I best acting .in this play W':13 beyond qu,stion-as the applause of the audionoc t.e, t' ifc-d --that of Mrs Williams M the crofter's wife. Both in this, and the Ja.st sketch Mrs Williams showed that she is a natural actress, full of humour and with an. in- stinctive knowledge of "stage business." The last piece, "The Old Tongue," might almost be termed "a slice from the life" of the neighbour- hood, as it dealt with an incident which might have happened in what ia still remembered by many in Anglesey as "the platelayers' strike." The part of the platelayer was well sustained by Mr Richard Jones, and the part of his daughter was very sympathetically played by Miss Griffith. Mr Hefin Jones was bright and effective as the signalman, while Master J. L. Jones was ex- oe!lent as the newsboy. But the honours of the acting again went to Mrs Williams, who, as Betty Roberts, the wife of a second signalman, kept "tho house" in roars of laughter. Mr ll ughes, and his assistants in the stage-manage- me-nt, are to b* warmly congratulated on the way in which they overcame the difficulties of staging th-o pieces. In fact they turned the assembly- ball for the time into a very impressive-looking "theatre." More than all, Newborough owes a deep debt of gratitude to the author of the plays for the trouble to which he went in providing the village with so fresh, and elevating a form of ,t?,ntertaiii.ni ent .-Front a Correspondent-
LLANFAIRFECHAN. I POOR RATES. Eight rmidents were sum- moned at the Bangor Police Court, on Tuesday, for non-payment of poor rates, and the usual or- ders we,ro made. EXCUSE LIST.The excuse list for tho par- ish of Llanfairfeohain in respect of the poor rotes was signed at Bangor Poiico Court, on Tuesday, the amount being 91 8s 2d. MISSIONS TO SEAMEN. At the weekly meeting of the English branch of the C.E.M.S., tho Chaplain of the Clio" training-ship de- liversd Lu interesting lecture on "Mission to Seamen," which was illustrated by lantern slides. ECHO OF RECENT ACCIDENT. Mr Gwilym Jones, who some time ago met with a somewhat serious accident in the quarry, is making rj?,tisfactory, if slow, progress towards recovery. He stiii has at the Bangor Infirmary, and this week it was found necessary to perform an operation, whioh proved successful' GIRLS' CHURCH SCHOOL. A correspon- dent wiitm:It is gratifying to be ablo to re-assure parents that thero will be no necessity for transferring Standard 1. girts to ihe boys' de- partment. There is now no overcrowding in I th() GirV School, the average attendance being quite in accordance with the accommodation. MOUNTAINOUS WAVES. At Llanfair- fechan, as at other places along the coast, terrifio seas were running on Sunday night and through- out Monday, caused by the severe gale which was blowing together with the unusually h-igh tides. Fortunately no damage was done. Large crowds gathered on the beach to witness the mountainous waves come rolling in, and when the tide waa at its full the waves dashed over on to the railway. It was a sight such as many an artist has vainly aspired to place on canvass. The Town Improvement Association tcok advantage of this unique opportunity for procuring a photo- graph with which to illustrate the booklet which they are about to publish, Mr Ellis Morgan taking some effective "snaps." THE LADIES' AMBULANCE CLASS.-Last Friday evening at the Assembly Rooms, the ladies of tho Ambulance Class held a supper in honour of Dr. Lloyd, and in oader to mark their ap- preciation of his work bv making him a pre- sentation. Dr. and Mre Lloyd were present and ailso several fl,lcmd: wh:o 1100 been invited to en- joy the evening's proceedinge. Mr Fisher, C.C., was jn the chair. The Rev. Stariley Owen pro- posed the roast of Dr Lloyd in a felicitous speech, and wae s^jonded by Mr J. R. Hughes. Mr Fisher on behalf cf the class presentea to Dr. Lloyd a handsome water colour painting, to wards whicii all the members of the class had oubscribed. In ihis speech Mr Fisher highly congratulated Dr. Lloyd on the successful results of hin work—24 out of the 25 members passed successfully in this First Aid examination. Dr. Lloyd responded in a happy speech, and com- plimented the dkds on tho energy and pcreever- anoo which they had ehown in regard to tho work undertaken. Ho also expressed his inten- tion of pursuing the course again next session, when a more advanced rytage of the work would be studied and which will qualify the successful candidates for the medallion of the St. John A.mbulianec. Subsequently a. miscellaneous en- tertainment was held, in whioh Mrs R. J. Hughe*, Mrs Stanley Owen, Mis T. J. Thomas, Misa May Hughes. Mrs W. G. Roberts, Mr R. S. Williams, Miss Davies, the Misses Eilia, and Mies Fanny Williams took part. The thanks of the guests having boon extended to the ladies by Mr T. J. Thomas, and Mr R. P. Evans, M.A.. the meeting- was dosed by singing Hen Wlad fy Nhadau. About 70 sat down to supper. E.W.
PENMAENMAWR, STEAMER SUNK FOR SAFETY.—Much excitement prevailed on Monday morning when it was reported that a steamer had gone down during the gale, which prevailed throughout Sunday night and the following morning. It appears that the gtlc.-Mfz l "Ooaistance" was lying alongside the jetty loaded with 200 tons of stone, ready for her departure fcr Liverpool. There was a terrific ide blowing, and an angry sea run- Mng. When the aMnpeT and hi8 crew w?nt tw. to prepare for the journey they f<mnd it impossible to get the steamer away. Huge waves came crashing against her, and it was soon evident that unless something was done either tihe steamier or the jetty would be seriously damaged. It was then decided to "sink" the vessel to keep her froan drifting and being dashed on to the jetty. This was done, and when the tide was at its height the waives dashed clean over the deck. I DEATH AND FUNERAL OF MR T. J. I HUGHES. Quite a gloom was cast over the town on Thur.-iday when it became known that Mr T. J. Hug has, of The Pharmacy, had passed awa-y somewhat suddenly in a Liverpool nurs- ing home. Very few people were aware that Mr Hughes had been removed to Liverpool, and his sudden death was the subject of gene- ral regret. The deceased, who was only 42 years of age, had carried on business in the town for many years and had gained the re- spect and esteem of all with whom he came ia contact. He was of a quiet, unassuming disposition, and never took any active part in public affairs. But there was a sincerity about tbo man which rang true, and it was this trait in his character which secured for him such a largo number of frienda. As a prominent resident remarked to our repre- sentative, "tho whole neighbourhood will miss him." He was an ardent supporter of the Baptist Church, where his services will be greatly niified. Tho funeral, which waa of a private character, took place oil Saturday, at the Dwygyfylei Ceme- tery. The Revs. J. Griffiths, Penmaonmawr, and T. Shank 1 ami, of Bangor, officiated. The ooffin was covered with wreaths sent by Mra T. J. Hughes (widow), The Pharmacy; Mrs J. > Bailey and Family, Bryn Awel; Mr and Mrs W. E. Owen (.ister am-d brothor-ki-Iaw) Llanfair- foohaut Mr and Mfa W. IJ. Thomas (sietejr and
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SHOULD BANGOR UNION BE RE-ASSESSED? CONFERENCE AT LLANFAIRFECHAN. LOCAL ILLUSTRATIONS OF INEQUALITY. OVERSEERS AFRAID OF OFFENDING. I A confcrenoo of repreeentativeis of different authorities within the Bangor and Beaumaris Union was held at Lla.nfairiecbaii, on Tuesday .afternoon, to consider the advisability of apply- ing a re-valuation of the Bangor and Beau- llkLt _;Dion. The conference had been arranged on the suggestion of tho Llanfairfechan Urban District Council. Mr J. D. Williams (Llanfairfechan) presided, and the authorities represented were Llanfair- fechan Urban District Council, by Messrs J. Harrison, H. Jores, and- W.G. Roberts; P>e.au- maria Union. Alderman J. H. Burton and Coun- cillor, H. lrimap. Jones Bethesda Rural District Council, Mr J. Roberto and Mr R. Benjamin Evans; Ogwon Rural District Council, Mr G. L. Griffith; Aethwy Rural District Council, Mr J. R. Thomas and Mr R. Roberts. The Chairman explained that the meeting had been called in consoquence of a resolution passed by the Llanl'airfecihan Urban Council. They had received replied from all the Urban District Councils with the exception of Menai Bridge. That from Bangor was not favourable. He did not think they were against the re-assessment of the Un-ion, but they stated that in view of present legislation they thought it advisable to leave things as they were at present. What prompted the Llanfairfechan Council to agitato was the great inequalities which existod in their own district. lie went on to relate several ca,ets. They had old houses rented at £30, and only assessed at B12 15s. They were not so much surprised at this in the case of old houses, but tho same inequality exist.ed with regard to new property. New houses had recently been erected which were rented at C25, and were only assessed at C12. They also had houses rented at at £ 13 10s. On the other hand they had houses on the promenade very highly assessed. For instance, there were houses rented at £40, and assessed at B32 10s; and a house rented at S55 was assessed at E29 15s. Then aain there was a house occupied by the owner which, if let, would be let at £ 20, which was only assessed at C4 10s. They had similar houses situate on the mountain side. Ono wa3 assessed at C21 5s, and the other at S10 5s. They had another house situate in the most ex- pensive part of tho district, which was rated at £ 25, and only assessed at £6 5s. Answering Mr Evans, the Chairman said the figures ho had quoted represented tho rateable value. The Chairman went on to say that they had NO BASIS AT ALL FOR RATING. They had every respect for the overseers, but the figures plainly showeu that at present there was no basis to guide the overseers in assessing the property. They might ask "Why don't s k "Why don't ygu appeal?" and their reply was "What is the uso of appealing?" Two years ago a house situate on the promenade was rented at C45, and assessed at C27 5s. It became empty and consequently the landlord had to reduce tihe rent to £30. The tenant appealed to the Assessment Committee, but although there was a reduction in the rent of £ 15, they only allowed 30s off the assessment. They found that the Conway Union had decided upon a re-aesessment, and the result had been that in 1911, under tho old basis, the rateable valuo waa C307,692 and in 1912, after the re- assessment, the rateable value went, up to £330,732, ¡)0il!tr an increase of £ 23,040. The County Council had increased the rate over 2d in tha J61, aji as their assessment was under the assessment, of tho County Council by a few thousand pounds, it was necessary, in order to meet the call of the County Council, to raise the rale to about 4id or 5d. From what ho had 'bo en able to ascertain it appeared tha.t in Llan- fairfechan at any rate. tho people who paid the greator share share of the rates were the people who were not so Nvell oif and the people who were well off were the peorlo who were under- assessed. Mr Burton: Has there ever been a re-valuation of this Union? The Chairman: Not that I know of. Mr Evans (Bangor) was appealed to. and re- plied that he did not think there had been a re-assessment for many years. Mr Jorss said tihe OVERSEERS HAD THEIR HANDS TIED. When he was overseer and looked at tho rate- book he came across gross oases of neglect. There were two houses, whioh had been recently built, rated at £,35/ and assessed at B15 10s. The over- seers increased somo of them, but before tho mee-ting of the Assessment Committee his col- leaguo sent a letter behind his (Mr Jorss) back. When the new quarries came up for valuation he wrote at oricle, to the Assessment Committee ad- vising them to send down expert engineers to make the valuation, but they replied that the oversk-er,,3 must do it. The truth was that in small places like Llanfairfechan the overseers were afraid of ma-king enemies, and so tihey allowed things to slide. He instanced two cases; one where the house was let at £80 a year on a ten lease, and rated at £30 10s; and the other in which the house was let at £70, and the rateable value was J651. Mr Roberts (Aethwy) said it seemed to him that the people at Llanfairfechan were a little bit afraid of each other. This was their own busi- ness, and not the business of the Union, In- variably the assessment was based on lihe rental. Mr W. G. Roberts said the difforent overseers did not look a.t the cases from the same point of view, and did not take the same basis o? valua- tion all through. Mr Roberts (Aeiihwy) said their district was against re-valuation at present as they preferred to wait until the Government s re-valuation had been completed. j Mr Evans (Bangor) said it ,appeared to him that tho remainder of tho parishes in the Union had a grievance against Llanfairfechan as they wero rated too low. The fault lay entirely with their overseers. They would find on investiga- tion that they were about 1 1 93000 BELOW THE COUNTY BASIS. The county rate assessment for Llanfairfechan amounted to C17,976, but the parochial value was only £ 14,000. Mr Roberts (Aethwy): They ought to pay about C500 more in rates than what they are paying. The Chairman: Yes, but look at tho trouble wo had with the Railway Company that was a very serious matter for Llanfairfechan. Mr Evans: Yes, but t-hat applied to other p Mr W. G. Roberts (LI an fail rfc-chan) said it seemed that Ogwoo and Aethwy had already de- cided that they would not go in for re-assess- ment, so that Llanfairfechan had been hanged" before tho evidence had been heard. Oiiighter). Mr Evans said Mr Lloyd George was preparing the way for a re-assessment so what was the use of having a re-valuation now. Mr Jorss: Do you think that will oomo to anything? ftlr Evans: I am sure. Mr Roberts (Aethwy): A re-valuation would cost about £800. Eventually it was decided, on the proposition of Alderman Burton, seconded by Mr Roberts (Aethwy) to defer the matter for the present.
CARNARVON. I A MOTOR CYCLING CLUB has been formed in town. Mr Kendal Crispin has con- sented to act as secretary pro. tern. THE CASTLE. On Wednesday tho Union Jack was hoisted on Eagle Tower, the Castle, in honour of the Duchess of Argyle's birthday.
———————————— i I BANGOR CATHEDRAL < I LIST OF SERVICES. 1 SUNDAYS—Holy Communion, 8 a.m.; 1 Matins, 11-30 a.m.; Evensong, 4 p.m. WEEK-DA YS-Matins, 8 a.m. Evensong 5 p.m. Saturday, March 21st. ,■ SERVICES. ANTHEM. E.—Nares. God be merciful [ Rogeri J Sunday, March 22nd. ■: M, -8endirite (Fietdj. 0 for the I Mended Benedictus-Dyke. wings, j ssohn Hymns A. & M. 263. 186, 171. 3 E.-Calkin Come and let J Gosf us return. Hymns A. & M. I 12, 94,494- p L ? ^orninS-Sno" Davies. Preachers: Evenmg- 1 he Dean. Monday, March 23rd. J E.—(7-45 p.m.) Instruction by the Dean, "Tht 1 work of the Holy Ghost in the Church." 1 Tuesday, March ::qth. E.—(3 p.m.) Barnby h, Behold a Virgin ] Handes Wednesday, March 25th. M.-(i i) Benedicite (Chants) Sweet is Thy I Baro- Benedictus (Chant) mercy. j by. E.—(5 p.m.) Garrett E fl. Love divine I Stainer. Thursday, March 26th. E.—(7-30 p.m.) Short service and sermon. Preacher—Rev. Meredith J. Hughes, Vicar of Prestatyn. Organist and Choirmaster: Roland tfexss Mus.D. Oxon. In Residence: Canon E. T. Davies. II.r' I Rev. J. Eastwood. Minor Canons ? p?y M. A Hughes. The Dean: The Very Rev. Griffith Robert* Announcements of preachers and services oan 1>4 inserted under this heading at the rate of ] aixpenoe per line.
I English and Welsh Markets. • 3 CATTLE. for cattle was S slow, but values very firm. Choice small cat-tie eold at 73d to S¡d per lb., good bullocks &ad heifers 6td to 7id, middling cattle and good A youn? cows 6d to 6?d, rou?ii 5?d to 5?d. Choic 1 light ehc<?) reaEs'xl 9d to lOd per lb., bea vy; light r,9 ?V mbs 7d to 8d. CaI'.M 7d to 10d. i BIRMINGHAM, Tuesday.—There was a small supply cf beasts and ehcep, with a quitrt j demand. Beef made from 6d to lid per lb., and 3 sheep 7d to lOd. Pigs in fair supply, and met a quiet trade, bacouers and small pigs selling at 1 12B 3d to 12s 6d per score, and sows 10s to 106 3d. 7! CIO n N. LIVERPOOL, Tuesday. — Wheat market ■ closing, moderate consumptive trade ccnciuiW at Friday's rates to id cental advance; tone '1 steady. Flour quiet, bakers demand prices, 4 however, stt?a d however, 6teadv. Ma.ize. only quiet trad); .4 Plata firm, 56 for beet; Odessa, 5s 6d to 56 711; Novorissjfik, 5a 6d to 58 7d; Poti 5a 6d to 5.5 8d; mixed American, 6s 6d to J 63 9d per cental. Beans dull, rather easier ten- -i d?ncy. Oats very quiet. Barley, pe:? steady • inactive. BUTTER. J CORK. Thurs<Jay.-Firet 12?, seconds 1 Cfe, "1 thirds 553. Fine mild caroo 1203. Fresh butta' j from 107 in 106s. i PWLLHELI, Wednesday.—Butter, 13 4d; ,1 e?ga, 79 to 81 p??i 120; beef, mutton, pork a.nd j veal, 6?d to lid; porkcns, 25& to 2&; fat pigs, j 5jd.
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Btrtbs, tDarriages titib Deaths. m Anounoements of Births, Marriages, Deaths, and In Menioriam Notices (which must be author- ticated and prepaid), are charged at tho rata of 2s 6d for not more than FOUR LINES, and 6d for e??oh additIOnal Ii ne. Lists of Weddrnj. JI Pre?enta and FunEral Wreaths arc meerted ?' the rata of 2s 6d per inch. ] HELBY.—On March 12th, at St. Thomas' Home, i- London, Maria Lousia, aged ó3, youngeM !Hj daughter of the lute Jamts Heiby, of thf Admiralty. > HUGHES.—March 12th, at a Liverpool nursLnj home, aged 43 years, Thomas J. Hughet, J M.P.S., The Pharmacy, Penmae-nniawr, the dearly-beloved husband of Lizzie Bailey J Hughes. JONES.—March 17, at Morva, Prestatyn, Free ) H. Jones (Late of Ceylon), the. loved fifth son -1 of Lleweliyn and Margaret joiles. MORRIS-JONES.—March 15, at her ro&idenco. Garth, Celyn, Portmadoc, Elizabeth Morris Jones, beloved mother of Dr. R. Owen Mor- ris, Birkenhead. STEAD,-Ma.rch 13, at Llandudno, Mary Emma, widow of J. C. Stead, lute of Stoneyoroft," Liseard. TANQUERAY.—March 13th, at LIangoIIe-n, aged ninety-five, Avelmg Tanqueray, hist surviving son of Thomas Edward TanqueraYf rcotor of Tingrith, Beds. IN MEMOR1AM. CHISHOLM.—111 loviiiig memory of Ellin, the beloved wife of Edward Chisholm, of Menai Bridge, who passed away March 23rd, 1913. Husband, sons and daughters.
BEAUMARIS.. I RED CROSS SOCIETY.—A movement is c* foot to form a male section in connection with the Voluntary Aid Detachment, who will undergc a course of instruction in field stretcher and am. 'j bulance work. HIGH TIDE—The tide rose to an abnormal J height on Saturday, and the wind being fairly strong carried the water right across the road- i under Frva,r?. waRy OYAL ANGLESEY ROYAL ENGINEERS, —The first batch of recruits disbanded on Thurs- .= day after three moi,Iis preliminary drill. It is gratifying to record that the conduct of thfl men during their stay in the town has been most oxf.,Ilpla,rv. A second detachment of recrui4 will assemble very shortlv. GILCHRIST LECTURES.—CouneillorThomaa, the deputy Mayor, who has been actively interesting himself in the matter has just re- cei ved intimation fiom the sc-ci-etary of the Gil- christ Trust that arrangements have been madfl for a series of Iecturc-s to be given here in the months of October, November, and December next. BAND.—The committee met on Monday even- ing to discuss the question cf providing a band for the coming c.eason. It was decided to maka enquiry as to the probable cost, and a further meeting is to bo held next week to finally decidf the matter. THE ARMY ACT'.—At. a special Police Court on Tuesday, before Messrs Hugh Thomas iuiid John Slater, Wm. Jordan, New-street, Beau- maris, and Robert Jones, Hill Cottage, Llangocd, were chaigcd under the Army Act with, buying regimental boots from a capper in the Royal Anglesey Royal Engineers (Reserve). The (aso against Robert Jones was d'aniissed, there being no evidence against him to show he knew they were rogimcji/fcal boots aind Jordan was fined 2s Cil and costt. Printed ahd Published for the North Wales Chronicle Company Ltd.. by John Stevenson Edwards, at the" North Wales Chronicle" Office, Caxton House, High-street, Bangor, and at the "Chronicle" Office, High-street, Port- madoc, both in tho County of Carnarvon, and at the Cloriannydd" Office, Bridge-street, Llangefni, in the County of Anglemy, March 20, 1014.
brother-in-law); Mrs Jcnkyn Lloyd, Ardne; Dr. J. R. Williams, Ardre; Dr. Moreton Roberts, Bryn; Colonel and Mrs Darbishire, Plas Mawr; Mr und Mrs 0. Bryan, Medical Hall; Mr and Mre J. M. Jones, Penrhiw; Mr and Mrs R. D. Owen, Maori Gwyn; Mr and Mrs W. J. Ro- berta, Bodinfryn; Mr and Mrs Prichard, The pioneer; Mr and Mrs R. J. Lewis, Druid House; Mr and Mra R. J. Roberts, Bryn Derwen; Mr and Mrs Hempstead, Bank House; Mr and Mrs Jones, Bryn Dinas; Miss 0. Join.ea, Stanley Buildings; Mrs Wilson, Stanley Build- ings; Mrs Williams, Fern Bank j Miss Maggie Roborts, Bron Marion. Tho mourners included Mrs Hughes (widow); Mr J. J. Hughes, M.P.S. (uncle), 4, Ogvven-ter- raoo, Bethesdti; Miss C. Hughes (aunt), do.; Mr and Mrs W. E. Owen, Llanfairfechan; Mr and- Mrs W. Ll. Thomas, Bronwcndon, and Mr and Mrs T. W. Jones, Carrncl (sisters and brothers- in-law); Mias Winifred Hughes (sister), Bathes- da; M'iss Caroline Hughes (sister), do.; Mrs J. Baitey (mother-in-law), Bryn Awel; Miss K. Bailey, Miss A. H. Bailey,. B.A., andMr T. R. Lkaibey (sisters and brother-in law); Mr George Jonas (cousin), Llanrwst; Dr. J. R. Williams, Ardre; Dr. Moreton Roberts, Bryn; Mr Parry, M.P.S., Bettwsycood; Mr Roberts, M.P.S., Llan- fairfeohan.; Mr J. M. Jones, Penrhiw; Mr J. G. Prichard, The Pioneer; Mr R. J. Lewis, Druid House; Mr R. D. Jonee, Glasgow House; and Mr W, II. Jones, Ogwen Villa. The deacons of Seioai Chapel acted as pall bearers. Tho eineeiost sympathy is extended to the family in their sad bereavement, and especially to Mn-8 Hughes, tho widow, and aiso with the (reoeased gentleman's aged father, who, on ac- count of his feebleness, was unable to attend the fuuvr.ol.-From a Correspotident.