j NOTES OF THE WEEK. A crusade against Sunday newspapers has been started in earnest. Church of England clergymen and Nonconformist ministers, Li- berals and Conservatives, have for the nonce sunk their differences and banded tcgetner to fight the enemy which threatens to de- prive England! of her day of rest. Fortunate- ly, we in this part of the country are not troubled with Sunday newspapers. Not onlv is this due to the absence of Sunday trains for conveyance of newspapers, but also to a strong disinclination on the part of Welsh newsagents to open their premises on the Lord's Day. We cannot but sympathise with the heroic efforts that are being made throughout England to overcome the evil spoken of. The "Morning Leader," a London daily, is taking a prominent part in the further- ance of the movement against seven-day newspapers, and on Saturday published a supplement—entitled "The National Pro Supplement"—containing four pages at let- ters from reverend gentlemen and others III all parts of the country protesting agaira the production of Sunday newspapers. Among the protestants are the Archbishop of Canterbury, who strongly disapproves ot anything which tends to encroach on Sun- day rest, the Bishops of Peterborough, Ripon, Southwell, and Lichfield, Deans of Westminster, St. Paul, and Canterbury, Dr. Clifford, Dr. Parker, Dr. Mackennal, the Rev. H. Price Hughes, and the Rev. Elvet Lewis. The Rev. H. Price Hughes speaks out his mind on the subject with true Celtic fervour. This is what he says:—"Many a wording man never saw his wife and children except en the Lord's Day. It was contrary to all God s laws, as it was contrary to all human laws, that men whose pockets bulged with gold should set themselves to destroy this day, "which was devoted to religion a,nd rest. If the English home went, England herself would go. 'I beg you, my fellow Christians, hcvcott those two papers! The boycott is an essentially Christian act in dealing with such well-dressed rascality. I besc of you not only to refuse to buy their daily issues, but to refuse to put any advertisements in them. Their vulnerable heel is the adver- tisements. Let these cursed things die.' The unopposed return of Mr O. M. Ed- wards to succeed the late Mr T. E. Ellis in the representation of Merionethshire in a liament has been received with every stration of approval throughout the Prin- eipality. Mr Edwards is known to men generally as a scholar of high a-. • merits and an enthusiastic patno has vet to gain distinction m f., politics. Whether or not he will himself as an orator we ^nn^ s',J • the thing is certain, he will be able to g Welsh Party most valuable a^ta.; Wales matters pertaining to education! We hope that he may be long spared his country. The Carnarvon Town Council had an- un- usually quiet sitting on Tuesday night, and the rumour of a scene proW altogether unfounded. The Mayor, f,1 l1,(- commence- ment of the proceeding to the visit of the Duke and Due "i crf to the town, and said that "if any slight had been cast upon any member of the Council he was sincerely sorry." It is generally known that some members of the Town Council have been loud in their condemnation of the ill- treatment they allege they received on the occasion of the Royal visit, and they vowed, so it is said, that they would not rest content until they had, with the eloquence of a Demosthenes, given vent to their wounded feelings in open Council; but they appeared to have slept a few nights after making the Vow, and when the hour that was to make them famous arrived, lo! their courage had deserted them. The Mayor, in a fatherly fashion, counselled the members to let sleep- ing dogs lie, and peace reigned throughout- the meeting, though a troublesome elf kept whispering in their ears the obnoxious words "Get behind those ropes." On Wednesday night a. deputation consist- ing of Mr Bulkeley Price (chairman of the Council of the North Wales University Col- lege) and Principal Reichel attended a meeting of the Bangor City Council to lay before that body the question of a new site and buildings for the college. Both gentle- men showed clearly that the institution, never adequately housed, had not grown its accommoda.tion, and that it was manifest that a, considerable addition would have to be mde in a short time. An increase from 127 in 1893 to 312 in 1898 in the number of tuents at the college truly remarkable, and it is said that the limit of growth has not yet been reached, for there appears to W every prospect, as Principal Reichel said, that the new supply from the intermediate schools will steadily increase. The' step taken by the College Council was only a pre- liminary one. Thev desired to have an as- surance of the sympathy and co-operation or the City Council, and the readiness with which it was given may be commended as a model to those, both corporate bodies and in- dividuals, to whom a similar appeal will by and by be made.
Serious Charge agalast a Bank Cashier Before Messrs R, M. Greaves and Jon^n Davies, at Portmadoc Police Court, on *ed- nesday, Owen R. Jones, cashier a branch of the Metropolitan B*n,k' charged under warrant with having e ly stolen £ 20, the monev of the bank. Un■? formal evidence was riven, and defenclam Was remanded till Friday week, bail beina accepted in two sureties of £ 50 each. Mr John Humphrevs appeared for the defendant,, and Mr A. B. Williams for the prosecution.
Miss Weston's splendid work during the Past year amongst the men of the Royal Naw, was expounded at the annual meet- I ins 'held in Exeter Hall on Tuesday. Miss Weston explained that there are at present 116,000 men and boys in the Navy. and on board the ships of war there are to be found over 1000 staunch members of the Royal Naval Christian Union. As to the two sailors' rests, at Portsmouth and Devon- Port, they were more than self-supporting, through their popularity with the men of the Roval Navy. Any surplus left over, after all expenses in connection with the rests were defrayed, went in various ways to the good of the Navy, as for instances, for the support of widows and orphans, cr in aid of the temperance and other de- partments of the work. In addition to the new Jubilee block of buildings just opened at Portsmouth, it was intended to add to the sailors' rest at Devonport. She asked for R10,000 towards the carrying out of this project. At the close Miss Weston Presented medals to two man o' war's men who had for five years, and ten years re- spectively, been total abstainers from in- toxicants.
&lIIII!l'¡¡V BANGOR NOTES. (By EDIPUS). It is now useless to say anything in op- position to the electric lighting fad (the munia for which sometime ago seized with a virulence like that of influenza- upon some of the leading men of Bangor, and has held them in its grip ever since, besides infec- ting others, till recently of sound and healthy constitutions), for the act has been committed, and the town actually launched into an enormous, risky, and totally un- necessary expenditure chiefly, if not en- tirely to gratify the whim of a few enthu- I gr siasts for what they are pleased to dub the "progress" of the town. Bat it still re- mains open to me to express my strong con- viction that by taking the steps they have done, the electric lighting faddists have made a grave blunder, and that without caring a. rap what the ratepayers thought of the matter. In fact., if one thing has been mere prominent in connection with their proceedings than their colossal ignorance of the matter into which they have entered with such a. light heart (at the expense of the ratepayers), it is their sublime contempt of the wishes of the ratepayers, for not only have the so-called representatives of the ratepayers steadily declined to consult the electors upon this question, but they have regularly and unscrupulously ignored such expressions of the public opinion as have been made manifest, throughout the whole cf the period covered by the agitation. It is by such means that they have triumphed, for I do not fear to state, or rather to assert that an appeal to the ratepayers of Bangor on the question by means of a poll, would have been fatal to the faddists. But such a test they have all along carefully shirked. Well, the evil is now done, and we have only to await the production of the fruits. What those fruits are almost certain to be I venture to predict. I am quite content to risk my reputation as a. prophet in say- ing of this new fad which has been imposed on the town, that it will (a) be a bad spec, or (b), if it proves to be a paying concern, then the gasworks will suffer financially. Those who are alive five years hence will be able to judge of the value of my predic- tion, but they will not be able, if they are Bangor ratepayers, to escape the iniquitous tax which our present much belauded "lead- ing men" have, now laid the basis of. By that time, however, those "leading men" will probably not be the prominent figures they are now in our municipal affairs in any case, they cannot be punished for the mis- chief they have now almost, certainly hatched for the future ratepayers of Ban- gor, more's the pity. One of the platitudes which have been ut- tered in support cf the electric lighting fad is that Bangor must keep abreast of other watering places in North Wales. I am for progress on sane and sensible lines, but I do not quite see where the claim to place Bangor on the same level as Llandudno, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, &c., is justified by facts. We in Bangor have certain lines of progress definitely marked out for us by our condi- tions and surroundings, and; on t' lines it would be both becoming and proii t able to proceed as far as possible, and with ?he ut- most prudent haste. But to enter into competition with such places as I have mentioned, the very breath cf whose life is a blaze of attractions, chiefly meretricious, is, for Bangor, a blunder .of the most inane, and costly character. However, the mis- chief is hatched, and nothing now remains but to watch the slow hatching of this ser- pent's egg, and to endure its effects. There is much speculation in Bangor as to why this city was omitted from the list of places favoured with the Royal presence during the last week. As far as I am con- cerned, I can only say I don't know. As far as I know, also, I am not aware that any attempt was made by our "men of light and leading" to secure this privilege, for which Llandfudno, Carnarvon, and even poor little Conway, sought so strenuously and successfully. Is it because the expen- diture incurred in connection with the el- ectric lighting fad has so frightened our financiers that they dared. not undertake the cost of a Royal visit, or are they so elated with the accomplishment- of their ends in this respect that they cared not a fig for the presence of Royalty in Bangor ? Either reason would be characteristic of the men who are now in the ascendant in muni- cipal affairs in Bangor, for the glare of the electric light has apparently blinded them to any other things. They may say that a Royal visit is of no use to a town like Bangor. But then it may be retorted that what is of value to Llandudno is surely of value of Bangor, which has been placed by the faddists in the position of playing second fiddle to the real "Queen of Welsh watering places," whose graces the faddists would fain have Bangor aping, at any cost. A Bangor tradesman has suggested to me that it would' be a good thing to utilise the bit of old cemetery opposite Tanyfynwent as a public pleasure, ground, or at anyrate to turn it into a. place of public resort, such as say, St. John's Churchyard, in Liverpool. I aui inclined to agree with the suggestion, and hereby offer it, with the said trades- man's permission, to the consideration of the City Council, which is a,t present fired with such a consuming zeal for the placing of Bangor in the front rank of Welsh water- ing places. It might possibly cost some- thing to do this, ba" then. evidently, ex- pense is no object to in in P.a.gor. The evil smelling cesspool a't the bottom of Dean street still pours miasanic vapours into the air of the town to the danger of the health of the place. True, there is now some prospect of the nuisance being abolished, by the substitution of a, refuse destructor, but that is in some sense, only the substitution cf one nuisance for an- other, and that at a great cost. How- ever, money spent on the removal of the cesspool is money to a certain degree well spent. The deputation which waited on the Ban- gor City Council last night was one with the purpose of which all Ba.ngorians will cordially" sympathise, nay, more, one with whose object all North Wales will not only sympathise, but, I a msiire. cordi^y co- operate, for it is> an undoubted fact that the buildings of the University College of North Wales are by no means either adequate or particularly suitable for the great institu- tion of which they are the home, and one may even go so far as to say that they are hardly such as are commensurate with the dignity of such an institution. Whatever steps the Council may see its way to take in order to assist the object which the College Council has in view, will, I am sure, have the cordial support of all sections of the townspeople, and) of North Walians gener- ally, for the college has done, and is doing, and will do a very great work.
THE "IRELAND." A report is cur- rent that the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company have sold the "Ireland,' the com- modore steamer of the old fleet, to ply be- tween Holyhead and the Isle cf Man with passengers during the season.
w- BANGOR CITY COUNCIL. NORTH WALES UNIVERSITY COLLEGE. THE ELLIS MEMORIAL FUND. The monthly meeting of the Council was held on Wednesday night, under the pre- sidency of Alderman J. E. Roberts (Mayor). The attendance also included. Aldermen T. Lewis, H .Lewis, D. Cameron, H. Savage, H. Grey Edwards, Councillor H. Hughes, W. T. Roberts, W. Bayne, T. J. Williams, Farrar Roberts, D. Owen, J. Williams (builder), E. O. Price, J. Pugh, W. A. Fos- ter, and T. J. Williams Messrs J. A. Rod- way (deputy town clerk), Smith Owen (ac- countant), J. Gill (surveyor), J. Smith (gas manager), and W. H. Worrall (inspector). BIRTH AND DEATH RATES. It was reported that the birth-rate for the past month was 29.88 per 1000 per annum, and the death-rate 11.40. In April of last year the birth-rate was 21.72, and the death-rate 24.1. SANITARY MATTERS. The following resclutions of the Sanitary Committee were confirmed -That the ar- rangement by which the Ogwen District Council pay the sum of £ 7 10s 9d for the treatment of a patient at the hospital be ap- proved that providing there is sufficient accommodation at the hospital, patients suffering from infectious diseases other than small-pox be received from the workhouse, providing the Guardians will undertake to pay £ 1 Is per week per case, this sum not to include: medical attendance and medicine; that the Guardians be in- formed that the Council are willing that the payment for water supplied to the Ban- gor Workhouse shall be based on the rate- able value of the premises immediately the water fittings of the institution have been altered so as to comply with the water regulations in force within the borough. BUILDING PLANS. On the recommendation of the. Highway, Building, aind Improvement Committee drawings of a; new schoolroom proposed to be erected in connection with the Twrgwyn Chapel were approved. Drawings of six houses proposed to be erected on Beach road by Mr William Parry were disap- proved. PROJECTING SIGNS. It was resolved that the Town Clerk's opinion be obtained as to what powers, if any, the Council had to regulate projecting and swinging signs. STREET IMPROVEMENT. On the consideration of th'e minutes of the Highway Committee, which were sub- mitted by Mr Cameron, Mr Henry Lewis asked whether any effort had been made by the committee to persuade the owners of the house next to the National Provincial Bank to put the building back. Mr D. Cameron: Everything that can be done has been done. We have had dealings with the parties in question, but I am scrry to say that nothing very satisfactory has been arrived at. FOOTPATHS. Mr T. J. Williams asked how was it that the footpaths in Caellepa were allowed to rema.in in the state in which they were? Mr D. Cameron: Complaints have reached me on this matter, out I have not had an opportunity of seeing Mr Gill. Per- haps he will be able to answer for himself. The matter rests with him. The Surveyor: I have no explanation to give beyond stating that the matter was before the committee three, months ago, but nothing was then passed. The proper course is to serve notices on the owners to make them good. THE PIER AND FERRY. -_0.00j_ The following recommendations of the Pier and Ferry Committee, of which Mr T. Lewis is chairman, were submitted: That the following foot-note be printed at the bottom of the large pictorial poster, "Regular service of fast steamers to and from Liverpool, Blackpool, and the Isle of Man;" that the Beaumaris Pier Authority be informed that from past experience the committee are fully convinced that the 9 a.m. trip from Beaumaris was not remuner- ative, and is therefore discontinued this season; that the committee do not think it necessary to comply with the request that the number of tickets at the Bangor end should be communicated to the JjeaumaflS Authority each week; that the system of cash collection in use at present be contin- ued, as it was found to work very satisfac- torily the surveyor was directed to have a platform in four sections constructed, at a cost not exceeding £ 18 that the survey- or be authorised to continue the wind screens at the north of the bridge; that Dr H. Grey Edwards, Mr W. Farrar Roberts, and the accountant be authorised to arrange if possible an entertainment on the Pier for Monday, the 1st May. Mr D. Owen asked whether the words "regular service of fast steamers" implied a service for the whole year V Mr H. Lewis: It can be regular every day. Mr D. Owen: That is very ^regular (laughter). On the suggestion of Mr T. Lewis it was resolved to add the words "during the sea- son" after "Isle of Man." Mr T. J. Williams, referring to the re- commendation to continue the wind screens said that he found the screens were rather high and likely to obstruct the view. He suggested that the Surveyor be authorised to "continue the wind screens at the north end of the bridge if required to do so by the Emergency Committee. The suggestion was agreed to, and the remainder of the recommendations were confirmed. COAL TEITDERS. The Lighting (Gas and Electricity) Com- mittee reported that 22 tenders were re- ceived, and the Council were recommended to accept the tender of Messrs Simpson, Da- vies, and Sons to supply 2000 tons of best screened Arley Mine gas coal from the Moss Hall Collieries at 14s 6d per ton. Th'e recommendation was adopted.. GAS MADE. During the year ending the 25th March the quantity of gas made was 42,351,600 cubic feet, an increase of 2,591,100 on the previous year. The illuminating power was 16l candles. TENDERS FOR CARTAGE. Four tenders were received, and it was resolved to accept that of Mr Owen Hughes for another year. MUSEUM, BYE-LAWS, AND GENERAL PURPOSES. Dr E. O. Prfice moved the adoption of the following report of the Museum, Bye-laws, and General Purposes Committee —Baths A letter was submitted from the Secretary of the University College asking for the pro- vision of a boat at the ladies' bathing place for use in case of emergency, and it was re- solved! that the present boat be placed mid- way between the two places, and that Mrs Giilard be provided with a powerful whistle wherewith to call her husband when neces- sary. It was further resolved that notices be issued warning non-bathers against ob- structing the gangways or stages.—The Museum Vase: The clerk reported that on the morning of the 30th of March this vase wrapped in brown paper was found by the clerk in the Museum grounds where it had evidently been thrown early that morning or late the previous evening. It was missed on December the 10th last.-Land, Law Reform Association: A circular letter from this association, together with a form of petition on the subject of the rating of •ground -values was submitted. Resolved that the petition be signed' and passed un- der the seal of the Council.—Firemen's Houses: A letter was submitted from Mr Evan Evans as to the lease of the four houses in Brook Row and considered. It was resolved that the houses be taken on an annual tenancy.—Licenses The Inspector submitted requisitions for the following licenses, viz.: —14 hackney carriages, and 8 drivers. Resolved that these be granted and passed under the seal of the Council. Also resolved that no boat be allowed to ply until the license for the same has been paid. The report was adopted. I NORTH WALES UNIVERSITY COLLEGE Mr H. Bulkeley Price, chairman of the Council of the University College of North Wales, and Principal Reichel, attended as a deputation from, the Council of the College to lay before the City Council the question of a new site and buildings for the University College. Mr Bulkeley Price, after thanking the Council for receiving the deputation and acknowledging their many services to the college, said that the matter before them was one which had some claim to the interest of the Corporation. At the University College Council meeting in February this year, Prin- cipal Reichel called attention to the fact that the growth of the college and its various departments had been such that. the existing accommodation was inadequate. The Coun- cil were invited to consider in what manner permanent provision could best be made for the needs cf the college in this respect, and a. committee was appointed to draw out and submit to the Council a statement of the pro- bable requirements, with an estimate ot tne cost of each separate section or building. He (Mr Price) and Principal Reichel were appointed to wait upon the City Council in order to invite in the matter of new buildings the co-operation of that body, and it was de- cided to ask the City Council to name two or more representatives to act upon the Building Committee. Whether they would remain on their present site and add to them buildings, or whether they would go further afield and build elsewhere was a question to be considered and reported upon by the com- mittee, to which the Corporation were asked to add representatives. It was manifest that they would have to make a very considerable addition within a short time. Principal Reichel said that the College in its development had reached and, in his opinion, even passed the limits of its pre- sent accommodation, owing to the remark- able increase in the number of students, which had grown from 127 in 1893 to 312 in 1898, each year showing a steady advance, which had been fully maintained this year. So far as they were able to judge, they had "I _L -.1: not yet reached tHe limits m ine gruwtu ui the number of students. There would be an increase in the number of the depart- ments in connection with the College, and it would be obvious that an increase in this respect would put a greater strain upon the accommodation than an increase purely in numbers to be taught in the same num- ber of departments. The establishment of the new University of Wales had made it necessary to establish new departments of work of various kinds. The chief of these he might indicate as the establishment of the chair of Hebrew and Semitic Languages, to meet the requirements of the B.D. degree course. He would, in addition, point to the very marked growth of the College library, and that was, in his opinion, the most serious immediate need in regard to accommodation. The library numbered over 20,000 volumes, and was increasing at the rate of between two and three hundred volumes per annum. It was not merely a question of housing these books, but of providing proper accommodation for the large number of students who now attended the College. The number who could be accommodated for reading purposes was not more than thirty, while there were 312 students in the college. It was therefore clear that the strain was very considerable. The welfare of the College was of prime im- portance to the whole of North Wales, but especially to the municipality within the confines of which it was situated. The Col- lege was the youngest of the three Univer- sity Colleges of Wales. Its elder sisters had taken in hand this great question of the establishment of adequate buildings for their increased numbers. The eldest of the three, Aberystwyth, had completed its build- ings on a very fine scale, and Cardiff had adopted,, he believed, its plan-and had secured its Government grant, a large sum of money as well; and if this plan were carried out the college would have a magni- ficent site in the park which had been ac- quired by the Corporation of Cardiff. Each of the sister colleges had received a build- ing grant from the Government for this pur- pose, and each had sought and obtained the hearty co-operation of the municipality in which its buildings htio been placed (ap- plause). The Mayor asked the deputation if they could suggest anv way in which the Council could render assistance in the matter. Mr Bulkeley Price: We ask you to appoint two or more members to serve on a building committee that, might be appointed. The Corporation is already represented n our Court of Governors and on our Council. The Mayor felt that the Council would agree with him when he said that he was ex- ceedingly pleased to hear of the marked suc- cess of the College as shown by the fact that the number of students had increased from 127 in 1893 to 312 at present-an increase of 200 per cent. He ventured to say that the Council would be only too glad to do what the- could in the matter (hear, hear). The deputation then retired. Mr David Owen thought the municipality was greatly indebted to the College for th success which had followed its establishment in the town. He directly attributed a con- siderable increase in the rateable value of the town to the establishment of the Univer- sity College. From figures supplied to him by Mr Hughes, rate-collector, he found that the institutions connected with the College, together with the residences of the Principal and the professors, had added to the rateable value of Bangor a sum of about I £ 1300.. He maintained that the Council ought to co-operate in every possible way with the authorities of the College in order to provide suitable accommodation for the students, and moved that three members be elected to serve on the proposed committee of the Collge. Dr Grey Edwards seconded the motion, and said that the facts placed before them were sufficient to prove the necessity for providing proper accommodation for the students. He did rot know in what way the Council could help the. College, but if Cardiff and Aberystwyth had been able to keep their respective colleges they in Ban- gor were quite capable of doing so (hear.hear) He could not help feeling that the location of a University in th'eir midst had added to rjs* -uteiligeree ^-tner«J!y (laughter and hear, 'hear). He could not say why, but it seemed to be done in some unforseen manner. Mr T. Lewis supported the motion, and agreed with what had been said as to the advantages which Bangor had derived from the establishment of the University College in the city (hear, hear). At the time when different towns in North Wales competed for the college the representatives of Bangor did their part well, and he was highly pleased with the result as shewn to-day. They could claim that they had done some few things which were right—(laughter)—and the location of the college in Bangor was one of these (hear, hear). He was pleased to hear of the success of the College and he wished it further prosperity (hear, hear). The resolution was unanimously adopted and the Mayor, Dr E. O. Price, and Dr Grey Edwards, were appointed to assist the Coun- cil of the College on the building commit- tee. PROPOSED STATION AT TALYBONT. A letter was received Get ting the sup- port of the Council to an application to the London and North Western Railway Com- pany for a station at Talybont, near Llan- degai. The letter was referred to the General Purposes Committee. THE LATE MR T. E. ELLIS. A letter was received from Mr J. H. Da- vies, Westminster, acknowledging, on be- half of Mrs T. Ellis, the resolution of sym- pathy passed by the Council. Dr Grey Edwards presented a petition, signed by a large number of ratepayers, ask- ing the Council to summon a public meet- ing to consider the proposed national mem- orial to the late Mr T. E. Ellis. It was resolved to convene a meeting on Tuesday night at the Penrhyn Hall.
Menal Bridge District Council. The monthly meeting was held on Mon- day, Mr Walter R. Jones in: the chair.—A vote of condolence was passed with the family of the late Mr T. E. Ellis, M.P.—It wa.s resolved that the Dairies and Cowsheds Act regulations be enforced in the district, and that all persons retailing milk in Menai Bridge be compelled to register forthwith.— It was resolved that the Council erect work- men's dwellings on the land belonging to the Council, and that an application be made to the Local Government Board for sanction to at loan.—The seat cf Mr R. W. Roberts was declared vacant owing to his absence from the meeting!; of the Council for over six months.—The chairman was re-elected to re- present this Council on the Beaumaris Port Sanitary Authority for the ensuing year.- The following letter was received from Mr R. Henry, H.M. Office of Works, Liverpool, re the Suspension Bridge —"Dear sir.—In reply to vour letter of the 17th ult.. I bee to state that if the bridge be sold, the pur- chasers would have to accept all liability with regard to repairs and renewals. As this is not a sale by auction, "conditions of sale" have not been issued. The conditions, as is usual in such cases, would be a matter of arrangement, on either side. I am not able to state definitely why the Commissioners wish to dispose of the bridge, but I may state 'en passant' that is it considered to be more in accordance with the fitness of things for the local authorities to own the bridge instead of the Crown."—The further conside- ration of the matter was deferred pending the receipt of the Local Government Board's reply to the Council's letter.
BAZAAR AT BANPOR. At the Penrhyn Hall, on Tuesday, the Mayor (Alderman J. E. Roberts) opened a three days' bazaar, held in connection with the Wesleyan churches of the city. The hall was beautifully decorated for the oc- casion with flags, bannerettes, &c., and the splendid manner in which the various stalls were set up reflected great credit on the ladies in charge. Shortly aft-er two o'clock, the chairman of the Executive Committee, the Rev Aneurin Lloyd Hughes, ascended the platform, and be was supported by the Revs John Kelly, W. Saunders, Frank Ed- wards, R. C. Cowell, Alderman J. E. Ro- berts (Mayor), Messrs J. Williams, Lodwig Villa; R. Roberts, Garth; Hugh Jones, J. Boothroyd, and Howard Lewis (general treasurer). At the outset, the Chairman of the Exe- cutive Committee said that he was pleased to find so many present that day at the opening of the bazaar, the object of which was to raise funds to build a, new chapel at Gla,n-id,cla, and to clear a debt remaining on the English church'. He had great plea- sure in calling upon the Maycr to open the bazaar. The Mayor, in the course of a few re- marks, said that that was the second oc- casion on which he appeared at the opening of a bazaar in connection with the Wes- leyan cause in Bangor. He had that after- noon inspected the stalls, and, as an old draper, was pleesed to be able to compli- ment the ladies on the variety of the ar- ticles as well as the way in which they had been displayed on the stalls. As to that method of collecting money for religious purposes, and as to what John Calvin and John Wesley would have said to them he was not prepared to give an opinion, but he was certain that everybody connected with that bazaar had as their chief object the furtherance of the work of God in the city. The new chapel at Glanadda when erected would be the fifth belonging to the Wes- leyalu denomination' -in Bangor, h. fact which went to show how the mission work was extending. He hoped that the new chapel would be a power for good in the neighbourhood in which it was to be built. Before concluding he could not keep from making a reference to the Million Guineas Fund. At first he considered it a very bold attempt, and that it would be impos- sible to secure the sum, but he was pleased to find that it was almost an accomplished fact (cheers). A sum of C750,000 had al- ready been promised, and out of that North AY ales had subscribed £ 25,000. and Bangor alone over ESOO (cheers). He then de- clared the bazaar open, and wished it every success. The Rev R. C. Cowell, Carnarvon, pro- posed a vote of thanks to the Mayor, and hoped that people would not hesitate to dig deep into their pockets in order to make the bazaar a success. Mr Howard Lewis seconded, and the vote was carried unanimously. Afterwards a series or musical drills were gone through by a number of little girls beautifully dressed in white, with pink and green sashes. They acquitted themselves in a highly creditable manner under the direction of the Rev Frank Edwards. The stall holders and workers were:- Horeb and Hirael Stalls: Mrs Lewis, Gartherwen (president), Miss Lewis, Garth- erwen (treasurer), Miss E. E. Jones, Castle Bank (secretary), Mrs Bartley, 10, Friar's road Mrs Coburn, Garth Hill; Mrs J. Ed- wards, Fountain street; Mrs Evans, 13, Friar's road; Mrs D. R. Ellis, Dean street; Mrs Hughes, New Ebenezer Place; Mrs Samuel Hughes, 45, High street; Mrs Hughes, Isgoed, West End; Mrs Hughes, Thomas' Buildings; Mrs Irving, Garth road Mrs Jones, Bryn Meirion Mrs A. Jones, Warwick House; Mrs Whitfield Jones, Caellepa Mrs Jones, 13, Frondeg street; Mrs T. J. Jones, 8, Friar's road; Mrs Jones, Glan'rafon; Mrs Ferguson Jones, Upper Bangor Mrs Jerris JODeSt 10, Strand street; Mrs Jones, 15, Fron square; Mrs Jones, 6, Union street; Mrs C. Jones, Edmund street; Mrs M. Jones, 22, Edmund street; Mrs M. Jones, Water street; Mrs Pughe Jones, 32, Ambrose street; Mrs Jones, Club street; Mrs W. Jones, "Nelson"; Mrs H. Jones, James street; Mrs Kelly, Frondeg; Mrs Howard Lewis, Garth road: Mrs Morris, 59, Dean street; Mrs Thomas Owen, Ambrose street; Mrs Owen, 14, Fair View; Mrs Owen, 24, Fair View; Mrs Phillips, Upper Bangor: Mrs Prichard, Stanley House; Mrs Pri- chard, Fron Eirian; Mrs Prichard, Elm House, West End; Mrs Roberts, Leices- ter House; Mrs P. G. Roberts, 3, Osborne terrace; Mrs Roberts, 7, Friar's road; Mrs Roberts, Union street; Mrs Thomas, Up- per Garth road; Mrs D. F. Williams, Garth; Mrs Williams, 36, Caellepa; Mrs Eyton Williams, Caellepa; Mrs Joshua Williams, Ambrose street: Miss Dunni- cliffe, 37, Mount street; Miss Ellis, Fron- deg terrace; Miss Jones, 11, Drum street; Misses Jones, James street Miss Jones, 253, High street; Miss Jones, Brynycoed; Miss L. L. Jones, Castle Bank; Miss Rosie Jones, Garth; Miss C. Jones, Fair View road Miss Jones, 19, Mount square; Miss M. Jones, London House Miss E. J. Jones, Ambrose street; Misses Lewis, James street; Miss Morris, Bradford House; Miss Prichard, Hill street; Miss Roberts, Albert street; Miss Roberts, 1, Prince's terrace Misses Roberts, Ambrose street; Miss Sarah Roberts, 34, Mount street; Miss Thomas, "Beel Hive." St. Paul's and G.iiia-dd,-q Mrs Row- lands, Gwynfryn (president); Miss Wil- liams, Lodwig Villa (treasurer); Mrs LI. Jones, Penrallt Villas (secretary); Mrs Henry Davies, Upper Banger Mrs D. P. Edmunds, Holyhead road; Mrs Edwards, Bryn Difyr terrace; Mrs Hughes, Isfryn; Mrs A. Lloyd Hughes. St. Paul's Manse; Mrs Hughes, Normal Villa; Mrs W. R. Jones, West End; Mrs Taylor Jones, Snow- don View; Mrs Jones, Oxford House; Mrs R. Jones, 41, Park Hill; Mrs Larner, Car- narvon road; Mrs Mummerv, Tanyfron terrace; Mrs W. R. Owen, Queen's Build- ings Mrs Edward Parry, Rose Cottage Mrs J. Parry, 6, Plasllwyd terrace; Mrs Rowlands, 2, Eldon terrrce Mrs Captain Thomas, High street; Mrs Richard Tho- mas, Albert street; Mrs J. Williams, Snow- don View; Mrs H. Williams, Hendrewen road: Mrs R. C. Williams, Gladstone ter- race; Mrs 0. Williams, Albert street; Miss Jones, Bryn Ivor Miss Jones, City Ho- tel; Miss Annie Owen, Park Hill; Miss Mary Owen, Holyhead road; Miss Lizzie Roberts, St. Paul's terrace; Miss Wil- liams, Museum; Miss Williams, Bryn Seir- iol. English Chapel: Mrs Hall, Garth (president)), Mrs Hardley, Wylfa (treasur- er) Mrs Evans. Llwyn Adda (secretary); Mrs Anderson, Park Hill; Mrs Bocrthrcyd, High street: Mrs Coles, College road; Mrs Cromar, West End; Mrs Gill, Lea Hurst; Mrs Jones, Holyhead road; Mrs Muir, College road; Mrs Northage, Waterloo street; Mrs Owen, Friar's road; Mrs Port, Menaj Bridge road; Mrs T. Pearce, Snow- don iew Mrs W. Pearce, Snowdon View Mrs Roberts, Garth; Mrs Reade, High street; Mrs Sawyer, West End; Mrs Smith, College road: Mrs Williams, Park Hill Miss Jehu, High street; Miss Jones, West End; Miss Steventon, High street. The flower stall was in charge of Misses J. Rowlands, Gwynfryn; F. Rowlands, Gwynfryn; E. Jones, Bryn Meirion; G. Hartley, Wylfa Dora Hartley, Wylfa A. Lloyd Jones, Penrallt Villas," A. Thomas, Bee Hive; and Ethel Gill, assisted by six of the drill girls. Next to the flower stall was the sweet stall, which was in charge of Miss Gill, as- sisted by six of the drill girls. The bazaar was opened on Wednesday by Mr J. Williams, Lodwig Villa, and there was again a large number of people present The general secretary was Mr J. R. Prit- chard, Fron Eivion.
BANGOR On Friday evening the Rev. H. C. Williams (of Corwen) delivered an address to the stu- dents of Baptist College on "The Ethics of the Fourth Gospel." This was the last of a series of lectures on "The Christ and the Fourth Gospel." Principal Morris proposed a vote of thanks to the lecturer, which was seconded by Dr O. Davies and carried. POLICE INSPECTION. On Monday, the Hon Captain O. G. Legge, H.M.'s In- spector, attended at Bangor Police Station for the purpose of inspecting the police force of the division. There was a good muster, under the charge of Inspector Rowlands, Col. Ruck, the chief constable being also present. ELECTRIC LIGHT. Referring to the settlement of the lighting controversy "Lighting" says:—"Upon the victory of their cause Dr Grey Edwards and the other advocates of electric lighting are cordially to be congratulated. Rarely even in these days of militant Town Councils, has the fight between the friends of progress and. those who stand for gas or for inaction been so prolonged and so severe as in the case of Ban- gor. The history of the bond, and the un- worthv use that the Gas Party attempted to make of it form something quite unpre- cedented in municipal annals. It must not be supposed that the Council consented to go forward without something in the nature of a guarantee to replace the well-intentioned but illegal bondL Signed agreements to take over 30,000 units per annum were first hand- ed in, exclusive of verbal promises to take some 18,000 units more. There was there- fore no decent excuse for further delav. The Lighting Committee are inviting offers for 'free wiring:' another hopeful indication that the intention is to work the electric supply system on business-like lines." BILLIARD MATCH. On Wednesday evening, at the Castle Hotel, the return match between teams representing Bangor and Beaumaris was decided. When the home team visited Beaumaris they dealt a severe blow to their opponents by winning all the games, the scores being: Bangor, 900; Beaumaris, 438. Much interest was centred in the present meeting, and the favourite hostelry was crowded with keen supporters of both sides. There were only two of the visitor-, who made a good stand, viz., Messrs T. Pearce and G. Frost, and as a result those :mes proved the most ex- citing. The following was the result: Bangor: A. Hughes, 150: J. G. Jones, 150: H. Parry, 150; W. Parry, 150: Ed- win Rowlands. 150; Ambrose Jones, 150; total, 900. Beaumnrs: R. Thompson, 75 G. Frcst. 109; J. Owen. 67; T. J. Wil- liams, 50: F. Gearv, 60; T. Pearce, 123; total, 484. It will be observed that the visitors scored 36 more points on the pre- sent occasion. At the conclusion of the match the Brothers Parry played an exhi- bition game of 200 up, which was greatly admired. PETTY SESSIONS. On Tuesday, before Messrs Thomas Lewie (chairman), J. E. Roberts (Mayor), W. Pugh. J. Edwards, Thomas Roberts, and Col. Marshall. DRU^TTeNNESS .—Mary Ellen Jones, Aber, was fined 2s 6d anA, costs for being drunk on licensed premises the Bulkeley Arms Hotel, Aber. Owen Williams, Pen- yceunant, Bethesda, was fined 5s and costs for being drunk and disorderly, and for a similar offence, John Parry, Tanyffordd, Bethesda, was fined 5s and costs, and! Jacob Elore, Mountain street, Bangor, 2s 6d and costs. W. WilEams, Rhos Uchaf, for .1' ",v- whom Mr Thornton Jones appeared, was charged with drunkenness. The Bench severely reprimanded the defendant, and said that unless he would change his ways advantage would be taken of the new law recently put in force to detain him in an Inebriates' Home for a period of three or four years. He was lined 58 and costs. NO LIGHTS. Frank Howse, 12, Wat- erloo street, Banger, and William Burns, Bangor, were each fined 2s 6d and costs for cycling without a light, ASSAULT CASES. Margare/t Williams and Jane Catherine Roberts, Kyffin square, were summoned by Mary Orfcrd, of the same place fcr assaulting her. Complain- ant said in her evidence that on Saturday night, the 2nd of April, the defendants, who were sisters, came to her house, and without anv provocation, assaulted her. Margaret- Williams struck her in the face, whilst the other defendant dragged her along the floor by the hair of the^head. A witness named Elizabeth Rowlands. called by complainant, said that she heard the defendants and Marv Orford quarrel- ling in complainant's house. Witness went in, and brought the two sisters out. She never saw the defendants strild r>nr plainant nor taking held of her by the hair. Defendants denied having assaulted com- plainant, and said that they went to the house in order to explain some allegation made against the defendant Margaret Wil- liams. The case was dismissed. Mary Orford summoned the defendant Margaret Williams for threatening her on the follow- ing Sunday. — This was also dismissed, as was a charge of assault against William Or- ford brought by Margaret Williams. AFFILIATION- CASE. William Ro hertj. Caep-oes, Coellwyngryda, was or- dered to pay 2s 6d a week towards the maintenance of the illegitimate child of Elizabeth Owen, Britannia street. Rwhuh- ^DIVERSION OF A ROAD. Mr H. C Vincent (Messrs Carter. Vincent and Dou- glas Jones) anneared on behalf of Lord Pen- rhyn with reference to an application which is to be made at the Carnarvonshire Quar- ter Sessions on the 29th June for an order to divert and stop UD Dart of a public high- way in the parish of Llandegai, leading to- wards Brynllvs and quarrv from the Old Post road to Bangor in a southerly direction, and of the road leading from the last men- tioned road westward towards the Coedy- pare Sawing Mills. It is proposed to con- struct a new road 18 feet wide for a dis- tance of 580 feet towards Coedvparc Saw- ing Mills, where it will ioin the road lead- ing towards St. Ann's Church the stop- ping up of the entire length cf the first men- tioned two roads from their respective iunc- tions with the Old Post Office road to Ban- gor, the entire length of the said first men- tioned road proposed to be stopped being 450 feet, and the entire length of the se- condly mentioned road proposed to be stopped being 2o/ ft., and the substitution of a bridge for, and abolition of the existing level crossing over the Penrhyn Quarry rail- way at the Coedvparc S-iwing Mills. — Mr iucent. who stated that the place in ques- tion had been viewed by two justices, ad- duced evidence in order to prove that the necessary notices and formalities as required bv the Act had been duly complied with. Mr R. B. Evans, clerk to the Ogwen Dis- trict Council, and Mr T. Inman Jones, clerk to the Llandegai Parish Council, gave evi- dence that these authorities bad passed re- solutions approving the proposed conver- sion, and had also Approved the plans which had been submitted to them. Mr T. Millward also produced Lord Penrhvn's consent to the proposed conversion, and gave evidence as to the publication and advertising of the requisite notices. Mr Llewelyn Roberts also testified to the no- tices having duly appeared for the specified period on the church doors in the parish. The magistrates granted their certificate that the terms of the Act had been complied with.
MR W. H. PREECE. Mr W. H. Preece has already selected his last resting-place, and it is in 'a quiet nook in a Welsh ceroeterv. The other "night the distinguished electrician was presiding over the annual dinner of the old hovs of King's College School. Mr Henniker Heaton, proposing Mr Preece's health, said'that he believed Mr Preece's remains would find a resting place in Westminster Abbev. But Mr Preese later on said "No" to this. "I look forwad to the day." he said, "when my bones will be laid in 3, beautiful little ceme- tery in Wales within tlw sound of the roar of the sea. I amva Welshman to the hack- bone, and I lock forward to the day when, instead of renting with discomfort in the old pile, the New Zealander will locate my bones in a pretty Welsh churchyard."
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