LLANDUDNO TRADESMEN MR R» S. OHAMBBRiLAIN'S REMINISCE N CES. Undar the auspices of the Llandudno >, jupardimm and jli-ad-e Protection Society, I about 150 members and friends sat to their I1.6th annual dinner held at the Imperial Hotel, on Tuedasy evening. The dining room had been magnificently decorated Idr the occasion. Mr Alec. G. Moy presided, the vice-chair being occupied by Mr Joseph Winter, The usual loyal tuastd were proposed from the chair, and musically honoured, Mr Den- c jbigh Cooper singing "God Bless the Prince pi Wishes.' Mr John Roberts (Bryn Cejyr) in a racy speech, proposed the toast of the "Navy and Army," and observed that they would be able in the fuiture as they had in the pahst, to give a good account of themselves. Li<?ut. tUoloned Re illy, the local repre- sentative of the National Service League, in responding, paid a. glowing tribute to the late Sergeant-Major J. B. Jones, who was a comrade worthy of the name, and who had given his services, ungrudgingly, far the country. Continuing, Colonel Reiily said it was necessary for this coimtry to copy the example of her more vigilant and power- tfut neighbours, and be prepared with a. real army of at least tie minimum efficiency. Mr R. S. Chamberlain, ajs the guest of tihe evering, proptosekl "'Db.e, TWtri anid Trade of Llandudno." Hie said that per- haps he had a longer experience of Llan- xhtdno and its trade than any other person present. When he arrived at Llandudno Isomething over 40 yeans ago the t-rado of the town was esoellent. and tradesmen were making as much in a month a* they did!, perhaps, in a year to-day. A sixty pound house was let for twelve guineas -week in the summer, and a sitting room and two or three bedrooms in an apartment honre fetched anywhere from eight to 15 guineas a weak (laughter). Of course, the place was a small one then, and the business part- of (Moatvn-street was the upper end. The part opposite Trinity Church was called, he did not know for what reason. "East India- Toaid." and the locality had a. very poor reputation (laughter). The old East India- road, now Lower Moetyn-street, was pro- bably to-day the moslt prosperous part of fciho town (hear. hear). Llandudno had never been "overbuilt." and its state to- L day was as encouraging as over. He really waa pessimistic about it a year or two that the expansion bad been overdone, but events had shown that he was w,rong- (an- clause). The town had been most excellent! v •maraaed bv the Council, and he would ask fill to sink differences and prejudices and to "hurry slowly." Llandudno stood in no tieed of a great impetus or rush: there should be careful consideration of what was •best to be done, and then they should set about doing it in a quiet business-like way (applause). There ,>138 competition nowa- days in every branch of their trade, b'lt he felt he could truthfully say this. that he did Dot know of a single young man who had atiarted business in Llandudno with anv reasonable prospect of success ard who had eome to grief except from his own fault (aP plause). They had a beautiful town, set ir. inoampa-alblfe scenery, and that wes a great asset which did not seem to wear out lap. plause). Two things he would sug.gest as of importance. One was that they should, if (Possible. secure the permanencv of the golf links nn thp West Shore. It should be made impossible for any tramway to spoil that asset of the town (applause). Second- ly, the Great Orme should'be develoood as a site for residences. The town had an asset there which had never been touched up to the present moment, and now there ww a means of access in the tramway. Unfortunately, the cars did not run during the winter. It was worth consideration whether, if the trams could be nm dailv all the year round, the building of houses for orivate resiidients would not soon begin on the Great Orme (applause). T'tr S. Charttrev in responding, said the toowiV had not developed as would be de- sirable in the direction of securing well-to- do private residents, and one rwson might fbe that the place was too quiot in the winter. A building in the nature of a, kur- saal was needed. The pier pavilion would answetf the purpose very wen, if it were inverted for the winter into a sort of pro- menade. with a small band' performing two or three times p. day, one corner as a read- ing room, another as a smoke room, per- haps.. Of course, the place would require heating, but he thought that such a use of the building would brine more rpsidents into their mid'st (aipplause). "Mr ChantreV I nomrolained bitterly of the wretched roads to Llandudno, dire to the neglect of the County Council. The ratepayers of Llan- dudno actually contributed over 00 a year more in county rate? thun thev re- <ceiv'?d back. enuiv«lent tjo li+d »tH the pound on the ratee. and the very least the County Council could do in return for that huge tribute was to see that the roads giv- ing access to the town were adeauate lap- plause). Tb» spenkier added thit the Coun- cil were doincr what thev could1 to flecure the perpetuation of the golf links and con- cluded by urging that a public orien air s<v1- 1 Water lbat.h' should be provided on the beach /applause). ?Mr W. S. Williams, replying to the toast, said that the popular cry lately was "truSt. the people" (laughter). He thought that they as tradesmen did their share of tha)t as a rule—(laughter)—and if it waa not for their secretary he did not know where they would be landed (applause). (Looking back on last season he thought they had much to be thankful for, and that the season was a very fair one in spite of the wer. August (hear, hear) They had an unprecedented nuariber of visitors, but the quality was be- low the standard of the old days; the in- ervitaible result of dumping the industrial class of trippers on their shores. The ad- vent of the democracy had been followed by the eorit of the aristocracy to other more congenial and more secluded retreata. Other causes had contributed, for customs wore changing and the coming of the motor car had revolutionised the good old custom of the wealthy class who uged to patronise their town in the past, when Llandudno bad the reputation of being a high class town, and when a tradesman oould not help making & competence and retire before h", Wae ftfty, to join that much abused "idle rich" to which all the world were aspiring (laughter). Things had ("hanged now, ana business men had to contend with keen competition. He had no objection to healthy, honest, straight-forward conmeti- tion, for he thought it was good for huSS- I
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MYSTERY OF A "DEAD" BODY STRANGE STORY FROM HOLYHEAD. Some sensation has been caused at Holy- head owing to the alleged disappearance of I "dead" body, the facts, as vouched for, revealing a truly remarkable story. It appears that on Wednesday afternoon of last week, Mrs Tukes, who resides in Edgar-terrace, Holyhead, received a tele- gram in the following terms:- James dead. Heart disease." The telegram is supposed to have been despatched from the Soldiers' Home, Dublin, but bore no signa- ture. It may be stated that the James istarred to is (or was) n son of Mrs Tukes by a former husband, Tracy by name. The son had. about three months ago> been in- valided from the Army, and up to a few days ago he had been in the service of Mr Tom Noone, Kings Head Hotel, Holyhead. Intimating his intention of entering the hos- pital at Dublin, Tracy left Holyhead early on Wednesday morning Since then nothing has been seen or heard of him beyond the telegram mentioned. The receipt of the telegram naturally caused Mrs Tukes and the family great grief, and arrangements were made to bring the "remains" to Holy- head for burial. A telegram was at once despatched to Mr Cooper, a brother-in-law of Mrs TukeB, and Mr Cooper immediately went to the Soldiers' Home. However, to his surprise he was told that no one knew of the "death." Not being satisfied, Mr Cooper pursued his inquiries at the mor- tuary, only to be met with the same answer Tracy being unknown at both these places. The "bereaved" family became more con- cerned than ever when made acquainted with these facts. They called in the aid of the Dublin police, in the hope that they would be able to elucidate this mystery, so far without success. It is a curious fact that shortly after the telegram announcing Tracy's "death" had been sent, a man called at the Soldiers' Home and asked whether "a reply had been received," but no one seems to have taken any particular notice of the man, but it js freely surmised that it was Tracy himself, and that it was he who had despatched the telegram announcing his own "death." If this be so, no other explanation can be offered of his action, except that it was a hoax upon his family.
I DISPUTED CHAPEL LAND ¡ I SINGULAR, CLADI AT LLANDUDNO. At Llandudno County Court, on Thurs- day a singular claim for damages arising out of the sa!e of a plot of land forming part of the premises of Horeb Congregational Chapel, Penmaenmawr, was heard. The plaintiff, who conducted the case in person, was Mrs Mary Violet Jones, former- ly of Penmaenmawr, and now of 'Gloucester, and the defendant was Mr S. 'H. Roberts, Cambrian House, Penmaenmawr. The claim was for JB55, the value of land severed from the p'ot subsequently con- veyed to me." and J617 for expenses, malking a total of £ §0. On behalf of the defendant-, without admission of liability, £ 14 10s had been paid into court. On January 3, 1900, Mr Roberts conveyed to the plaintiff for JH216 land and premises called Cae Cyd at Penmaenmawr. The plot extended at the side of and behind the chapel. Soon after the purchase the plaintiff left Penmaen- ? mawr. but early in last year, being in the neighbourhood of Penmaenmawr, she went to inspect the property, and found that a new schoolroom had been erected behind the chapel on her ground. The defendant stated that in the year 1896 a Mr Watson Jones bought Cae Cyd from Mr R. D. Darbishire, and the defend- ant lent the former JB100 on mortgage of the land. A year later Mr Watson Jones sold a piece of the land behind the chapel at j la a yard to the chapel trustees, and the defendant was a party to that transaction as the mortgagee. On April 1, 1898, Mr Roberts bought the remainder of Cae Cyd for £ 170. In 1900 Mr Worrall, then the surveyor of Penmaenmawr, came t-'o him and asked would he sell th is land. The de- fendant replied that he would, and that the price would be JB215. Mr Worrall asked for the title deeds, which, with the defendant's permission, were given, and two days after wards returned with a convevance to Mrs Jones. This was signed, Mr Worrall acting as witness, and handing, over a cheque for I the amount. Mr Roberts did not read the conveyance, as he put complete trust in Mr t Worrall, who was a man of position and character. > Counsel said he did, not suggest that there was any fault on Mr Worrall's part. The defendant went on to explain that as Mr Worrall was well acquainted with the land. he must have known that the land at the back of the chapel had been sold to the trustees, but the conveyance simply copied. that made out by Messrs l)-irbn!>ire. The Judge awarded the plaintiff JB30 and costs, the amount paid ,11 ,0 court to form part of the payment.
I BETTING PROSECUTION II CHARGE AGAINST BANGOR LICENSEE DISMISSED. Thomas O'Dea, licensee, of the Skerries Inn, Bangor, was, on Tuesday, before Mr J. E. Roberts and other magistrates, I' charged with permitting betting on his premises', and Samuel Smith was charged with using the premises^for the purpose of I betting. I Mr S. R. Dew, who prosecuted on behalf of the police,outlined the case for the pro- secution, which rested on the evidence of | plain clothes P.C. H. R Parry and another officer who had been daily watching Smith's movements during-the period involved, and alleged that they witnessed acts on his part on the licensed premises and in the presence of O'Dea, which it was contended were betting transactions. Mr Allanson appeared for O'Dea, but Smith was not represented. P.C. Parry said he saw some men write something on slips of paper and hand them to Smith. He also heard money pass. The licensee was in the room at the time. On another occasion he found men in the house together with the landlord. The men were discussing horse racing. Then Smith came in, and after some conversation money passed between the licensee and Smith, Smith making some entries in a book. On another occasion he saw a man give Smith money, saying, "Here's a shilling win on Lace, and two shillings win on Battleaxe." The licensee was present on that occasion. He also heard the person say he "had done because Bob would not take it." Two licensee asked him why he had not done it at to-day's price, and the man re- plied, "Because Smith would not do it; because BoB would not take it." Two other police officers having given correlative evidence, Mr Allanson addressed the bench on be- half of O'Dea, who, he said, had never bet, and did not know that Smith was using the house for betting purposes. Smith was an insurance agent, and O'Dea was insured with him, and had been for several years. After hearing O'Dea the Bench dispensed "t\ Ith the evidence of Smith and other wit- nesses, and dismisseed the case. Mr Dew then intimated that two other cases against licensees of a similar character, in both of •which Smith was involved, would not be proceeded with till he had had an oppor- tunitv of consulting the Chief-constable.
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HOCKEY fWELSH INTERNATIONAL TRIAL I MATCH. The following team has been selactad to represent Norttih Wales against South Walea at Brecon on Janrvaxy 14 ;GoaIl) F. J. iMayger (Llandudno); backs, E. Hj. Capper '(Wrexham) and Idris Morgan (Newtown); half backs, D. O. D&;iee (Llandmlna), B. Savage (Newtown), and J. Ford (Newtown); xight wing, E. Bone (Llandudno), captain, and A. Eldnvtardfi tfRuaJbori); left wing, T. Ofcuyton '(IWreflDham) and T. P. Richards (Newtown); centre, J. Morris (Ooranahs Quiaiy). Umpire, Mr D. Morgan, Newtown.
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NANTLLE AiLUEGIEID ASSAULT.—Ait the County Petty Sessions, on Saturday, before. Mr G. J.- Roberta anld cither mjagfetratea, Wan. John Jones, 1, Tan'rallt Cottages. Llanllyf- ni, summoned Robert John Jones, Ty Mawr Quarry, Talysarn, and John Thomas, Min- nant, Talysarn, for an alleged assault. — The complainant said that he was knocked and kicked by the delfenidant, and he showed his legs to the magistrates.—John Thomas said. that the complainant chal- lenged him to fight in a public-housef at iPenygroes. (Later on, at a public-house in Llanllyfni, he saw the complainant being reffused drink). When he and R. J. Jones overcame the complainant on the road, he challenged them. They did nothing to him but push him back.—The Bench dismissed thu case.
EBENEZER CRUtEtLTY TO A MAfRE.—At the Coun- ty Petty Suasions, on Saturday, Hugh Evians, High-fetreett, was summoned by Mr Waiter Shelling, an offiosr of the R.S.P.C.A., with being cruel to his mare on the 29th of November. The officer stated that there was a bruise aibout the size of a five shilling piece on the mare's back, and it was not fit for work. Defen- dant pleaded guilty, but said that' he had kept the mare in for a fortnight and on this day he thought the bruise had healed.—He was fined. 5s and ootite.
CONWAY INDISPOSED. — Dr R. A. Prichard is still indisposed, and confined to his room. CANON 'HUGHES, of Bangor, whose death is reported, was a brother of the late Alderman Hugh Hughes. EXTENSION OF HOURS.—At Llandud- no Police Court on Monday, extension of hours were granted to the licensee of the Deganwy Castle Hotel, on the night of Janu- ary 6th, the occasion being a dancie in aid of the Waifs and Strays Society. THE MESH TOO SMALL.—At Llanrwst Police Court, on Monday, John Jones, jun- ior, owner of the fishing sma-ck Grace," was summoned by Captain A. WignaU, sup- I erintendent of the Lancashire and Western Sea Fisheries Board, for fishing in the Con- way Bay, with an improper net. A fine of Is and costs was imposed.
LLANRWST CRAFNANT RIVER.-It is reported that the Trefriw Parish Council has decided to erect a bridge over the Crafnant River, ( by the Fairy Falls. It will have a span of 46 feet. DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES.The an- nual distribution of prizes in connection with the County School was held on Thurs- day evening, Alderman W. J. Williams, J.P., presiding. After a few observations from the chairman, and a very gratifying report from the Headmaster, Mr William George (Criccieth) distributed prizes to the successful pupils.
AMLWCH POLICE N'BWS.—Police Constable Rees has been tranferred to Llanfair P.G. PERSONAL.—Mr Lewis Hughes, J.P., has addressed several meetings during the elections in different parts of England. PETTY SESSIONS.—At the Police Court on Friday, Richard Jones, 2, Terrace, Bull Bay, was fined 2s 6d including costs for a breach of the Education Act, and William Owen, Bryntirion, Llanfecjbell, was fined 3s 6d OfBITUARY.—We regret to record the death of Mr Robert Edwards, Eilianfa, Borth, which occurred on Wednesday. His loss will be keenly felt as he was ex- tremely popular. Deep sympathy is felt with his only daughter. CONCERT.— A concert was held at iBethania. Chapel, Llaneilian, on Wednesday, when the following took part:—Misses Ro- berts and Kyffin, Amlwch; and Messrs j Tom Hughes, J. W. Gerrard, W. Owen, and 0. Thomas, Twrog and Belanydd. The latter conducted the meeting. ORGAN RECITAL.— On Monday an organ recital was given at the English Wes- leyan Chapel, by the Rev D. R. Roe, Bangor. Songs were Tendered by Misses Mos- tyn, Phipps, Jennie Owen, and D. Brindle; Messrs Hubert Owen and Phipps. !In the absence of Dr Jones, Brynhyfryd, the chair was occupied by Mr Martin Mitchell, Pen- 'rallt.
VALLEY ONE MINUTE, — Mr W. Heath, Mona Stores, has in stock many articles suitable for Xmas presents. Pleaee give him a call. DISTRICT COUNCIL.—A special meet- ing of the Rural District Council was held on Tuesday, Mr O. R. Hughes presiding. Several matters were discussed, and re- ferences were made to the Porthypost litiga- tion. tSCHCmASTm—The secretary reported to the Anglesey Education Committee last week, the receipt of a letter from Mr J. M. Davies asking to be allowed to remain a,, Valley instead, of taking up duties at Peny- sarn, Amlwch, as the proejpect of removal had had an adverse effect on his wife's j health, itt was resolved that Mr Davies be allowed to remain at Valley, and that Mr ( J. H. Rttlbecrts, Amlwch, be appointed bead- master of the Penygann School. TEMPERANCE.—A temperance meeting was held at the Baptist Chapel, Four Mile Bridge, on Monday night, when, in the absence of Mrs Hughes, Valley Shop, pre- I sident of the local branch, the Rev G. Wil- liams presided. Miss M. G. Jones, Hermon House (secretary), read a paper entitled. I "Keep your houses clean," and Mr Richard I Williams, Valley, spoke as to the duty of all church members to be supporters of tem- perance. The chairman also addressed the meeting and Miss M. G. Jones rendered a I solo.
LLANGEFNI ,PERSONAL.-In the absence of Mr S. R. Dew, of Bangor, Mr J. Wynne Paynter, of Amlwch, acted as clerk to the magistrates, at the petty sessions on Monday. NEW SCtEJOOL SITE.—At a meeting of the Anglesey Education Committee on Thursday, Dr Evan Williams drew atten- tion to the proposed site of the new Coun- cil School at Llanigefni, and proposed that the plot opposite the present school be pur- chased instead of the one near the cemetery. 1)), described the latter field as unhealthy, and did not think schools upon yjhich so much money was spent should be built in back streets. He had recivrl a letter from Colonel Lloyd expressing his willingness to well land adjoining the present school. This I had changed the whole matter, and he sug- geeted that a. subcommittee be appointed to again consider the whole question of a site. This woe agreed to.
RHOSNEIGR CONCERT.—A weu-attended concert was held at Rehoboth, Ltanfaelog, last week. Mr O. J. Williams, Bon Marche, Rhosneigr, presided, and Mr Eslie Hughes conducted. Miss Jones, Goleulfiryn, was the accompan- ist. HEAVY RAINS.—Owing to heavy rains much land is inundated in this district, and it was reported on Tuesday that, with the sea and rain water, Rhosneigr was comple- ly isolated. It is many years since so many acres of land were under water here. THE WATER SUPPLY.—Much interest is evinced in the district in the question of water supply. The matter was discussed in camera at a special meeting of the Valley Rural District Council, on Tuesday.
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LLANERCHYMEDD CONCERT.—A miscellaneous concert was held! here on IViday night, Mr J. Hughes MoKillop presiding, and Mr J. R. Jones, Chester House, conducting.
HOLYHEAD VICTORIA HALL.—Special pictures will be shown here on Monday and Tuesday when there will be matinees at 2 p.m., 3.60 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7.30 p.m., at popular prices. DISMISSED.—At a special Police Court, on Friday, before nl' Clay, a oharge ot drunkenness broughrt against Michael Dil- lon, a sailor from Gars ton, was dismissed. P.C. Williams (29) gave evidence. THE WEEK END GALE. — A severs gale was experienced along the coast on Fridfay, but nothing of any consequence oc- curred at Holyhead, save that the sea rteo father high in the neighbourhood of Rhos- ooiyn and Trearddur Bay. GENEROSITY.—Th's week Mr W. Rees Davies, of the famous Victoria Hall, dis- tributed coals and tea in large quantities to the deserving poor of the town. About 1000 toys xviil also be distributed to poor children. I.O.G.T—At Monday night's meeting of the "Excelsior'' Lodge of Good Templars, Bro. Robert Williams, port missioner, read a paper on "Conscription v Voluntarism." A dascuBsion followed. tiro. J. Morris Jones presided. Jones presided. MR GWYNEDD WILLIAMS wishes to inform the inhabitants that he has a large assortment of gold bracelets, guards, and goll and gold-filled necklets suitable for Christmas presents. Et1 also has in stock fountain pens in -silver cases at prices rang- ing from 7s 6d upwards PRAYER.—At last week's meeting of the London-road (C.) Literary Society, Mr John London-road (C.) Literary Society, Mr John 'Hughes, Ceoil-street, read: a. paiper on "Prayer," and Mr John W-alliamis,, Tany- iddeirwert, Lojndon-road! riead a paper on "My first impressions of Holyhead." The tRev R. Thomas presided. SPECIAL OFFER. — During December, Mr John Clay, photographer, presents one beautifully finished enlargement (size 20 by 16) with each order for one dozen cabinet photos at 18s. He has just received sample- books of artistic private Christmas Card. Your early inspection invited. On receipt of post card, sample books will be sent to any address SCHOOL NEWS—The Angles Educa- tion Committee have received' a letter from the Board of Education allow'>)<>? the ser- vice of Mr Owen Roberts, Park School, to continue until 31st July, 1911, and adding — I am to point out that only very special circumstances in the opinion of the Board j eYir justify the extension of a teacher's cer- j tifioate for a third period. It is, therefore, | most unlikely that the Board! would feel able to entertain any further application in this case." I BETHEL LITEiRARY SOCKETY.—At a meeting of the aibove society, last week. the president of the society (Rev J. W. Wil- liams) delivered an address on "The Welsh Language from its origin to the present I da.y and subsequently Mr S. Prouting, Vron Dirion, Edmund^sltreet, entertained) the members to supper at the schoolroom. The tables were presided over by the youn|g lady members, and an enjoyable evening was spent. Great thanks are due to Mr Prouting for his generosity. This society is in a very flourishing state. OONCERT.—Oti Thursday, of last week, a successful concert was held at the Cybi Schools, in aid of the Benevolent and Or- phan Fund of the National Union of Teacher^, Ihe chair was taken by Mr Owen Roberts, Park .Schools. A very entertaining and varied programme was gone through. Songs were rendered by Madame Kate Rowlands, Miss Louisa 'Roberts, Miss Tubbs, Mr John Roberts, and Mr Peter Roberto. A recita- tion was given by Miss B. Johns, and it (very .ii'ntereSting item wTajs th,e selJeic-tion from Rhys Lewis by Messrs Hughes and Owen Lloyd Williams. (RAILWAY INSTITUTE. — Dr T. W. Clay presided over the weekly concert held fet the L. and N.-W. Railway Temperance Institute on Saturday night. The follow- ing took part: Mr George McHroy (gramo- phone selections), Miss Ella Edith Jones, Mr R. T. Owen. Mr Frank Edwards, Mr Robert Williams, Miss Ciesie Williams. Mr I Richard' Roberts. 'Mr WI. Roberts. Miss Annie Bellis, Mr Tom Griffith, A. A. Roberts, Mr Richie Roberts (solos). Misses Beatie Barton, and M. E. Willililms (du'et), "Miss Barber (violin solo), Master Angus Mc- Kay (comic song), Miss Jessie Myrtle, Miss J. B. Jones, and Miss Bessie Roberts (re- citations). The singing of "God Save the King" closed the proceedings. iLiLAINCOCH METHODISTS.—<A hot supper was given recently at Bethphage C.M. Chapel, Llaingcch. the receipts being in aid of the building fund. There was a lar^e attendance and the following prided at the tables: Mr John Hughes, Tv Capel: Hugh Roberts. Mo-aitairi •_ Wn„ Williams. Pe n Bone: Aifred Williams. LId nfal: Hugh Hughes, Graig Wen: Richard Wil- liams. Trewilmod. and Miss K. Jones. Ire- witn.od Mrs William*. C^efobli; Mrs WIt- liams, Oorphwysfa Mrs Roberts. Hoiborn- road; Mrs Hughes, Roek-"»treet; Mrs Wil- liams. Rock-street: Mrs Owen, Llanfair Mrs Hughes, Ty C-apel; Mrs Jones. Moun- tain Mrs Parry. Oorl.'in Mrs Jones. Field- r.troet: MiAs Williams, Leonard-street: "Wsc, GNrRtihj Mountain; "Misss Hughes O-raifr Wen Miss Hughes, Mill Bank Mrs Hughes, Mountain.
COLWYN BAY- THE T.A.A.-The recent concert held in aid of the T.A.A. realised the sum of JE20. Mr W. J. Evans, barrister, and private secretary to Mr David Davies, M.P., is a son of Mr Evan 'Evans, of Rhos Trevor, llhos-on-Sea. THE CELTS DEFEATED.—A friendly match was played on Saturday between Penmaenmawr and the Colwyn Bay Celts, the venue being on the former's ground. Penmaenmawr proved victors by four goals to three. ST. BERNARD DOGS.—For some years the feature in connection with street col- lections in aid of various charities were the two fine St. Bernard Dogs belonging to Mr Chaplin. Unfortunately, both animals died recently. PEACE SUNDAY.—Ait- the Friends' Meeting House, Erskine-road, on Sunday evening, Mr J. Herbert Midgley, of Grange-over-Sands, delivered an interesting I. address on the ways of war and the ways of peace. FORTHCOMING EVENT. — According to an announcement in our advertising columns, a competitive meeting will be held, on Tuesday evening, under the auspices of the Bethlehem Welsh Calvinistic Church. The entries are very promising. RETURNED. — Mr Robert Lloyd Owen, eldest son of the Vicar of Brynvmaen. has completed his education at Exeter College, Oxford, and has returned home. It is anti- cipated that he will be ordained in the St. Asaph's Diocese, ere long. THE BAND. — A committee, composed of six members of the T.A.A., and six mem- bers of the Urban Council, has been formed to formulate a scheme to be placed before the next meeting of the local authority, in connection with the proposal to engage a town band. SALE OF WORK. — The sale of work which was opened by Mrs JobsonL formerly of Dovercourt. but now of Colwyn Bay, in aid of the Rhos English Congregational Church, yielded a profit of £ 60, which has reduced the debt to JE120. Mr and Mrs Jobson contributed £ 5 each. BETHLEHEM C.M. LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY.-The above society met on Monday evening; when an interest- ing address was given by Mr D. S. Owen, B.A., Rose Villa, upon Eryrod Ervri." Mr Owen dealt with the three Welsh Heroes- Gruffydd ap Llvwelyn, Llywelvn the Great, and Llvwelvn the Last. INTERMENT OF MK JOHN DUNLOP. —In the beautiful rural churchyard of Llandrillo vn-Rhos the remains of the late Mr John Dunlop were laid to rest on Wed- resday afternoon. The immediate mourn- ers were Mr Charles Strype, Mr Norman Strype, and Mr Robert Dunlop (nephews), Mr A. W. Merill (brother-in-law), Mr Nicholas Roberts, Mr J. M. Garlick, Mr J. G. Chapman, Mr James Tyson, Mr Robert Holder, and Mr Heurv Chambres (repre- senting Chambres, Holder and Co., of which firm Mr Dunlop was a retired mem- ber), and Mr H. W. Macalister. Mr Stuart Hanmer, one of the secretaries of the Liver- pool Cotton Association represented the president of that Association, of which the deceased gentleman was a past director. The officiating clergy were the Rev E. James Evans (the vicar of IJandrillo), the Rev Rees Morris (of Colwyn Bay, curate-in- I charge of St. Andrew's Church, which the late Mr Dunlop attended), the Rev Canon Bellamy, and the Rev A. E. Rowan, of St. ) Michaels, Birkenhead. Messrs Allen and Sons carried out the duties of undertaker, under the personal supervision of Mr Edward Allen. DENBIGHSHIRE EDUCATION AU- 1 HORITY .-A meeting of the Education Authoritv was held at Denbigh on Friday, Mr G. Dodd, Llangollen^ presiding.—Out of nine applications for the post of head- master of the Llangollen Vron Council School, Mr J. 0. Davies, Colwyn Bay, was appointed.—-Tt was decided to hold the next ung at Colwyn Bay. and afterwards to revert to the usual custom of holding the meetings at Chester as heretofore.-A long discussion arose over a resolution received from the County Teachers' Association re salaries, etc.—The Chairman said he thought it would have been much better if the teachers had consulted the committee as to their grievances before rushing into the pub- lic print. He moved—"That this com- mittee is prepared to receive a. deputation to consider any specific grievances in respect to the payment of salaries." His reason for doing so was to find out whether there were any real grievances, because the Staff and Supply Committee had given the question of salaries every consideration, and as far as he could see, no injustice had been done. He believed that when they met them face to face and had the whole thing thoroughly explained, they would find that no injustice had been done to any teacher.—Mr D. S. Davies, chairman of the Staff and Supply Committee, said he was strongly opposed to a scale of salaries, and such a system had proved a failure in every business house. He thought that it should bi a hint to those teachers who did not re- ceive an advance in their salaries that they should seek employment elsewhere because it showed that L their services were not ap- preciated.—Mr Samuel Jones pointed out that only last year they had increased the salaries of the teachers in the county by I L700 extra.-The Chairman's motions were then adopted.
I LLANDUDNO CHRISTMAS HOTPOT. — To-night (Thursday), the fifth annual "Hotpot Bene- fit" will be held at the Pier Theatre of Var- ieties. In addition to a first-class cinema- tograph entertainment, the following will render musical items: Mr L. O. U. Jones. Mr J^ Roberts, and Miss Florrie Luther! Mr W Barrow will be the accompanist. V\ HLST DRIVE.—A whist drive and dance in connection with the Great Orme Golf Club was held at the (Empire Hotel on Fri- day night. The prize-winners in connection with the whist drive were: -Ladies: 1, Mis3 Horniblow 2, Mrs Henry Roberts; 3, Miss Davi-es. Gentlemen: 1. Mr E. Boot; 2, Mr Roberts, Conway; 3, Mr Louise Conway. DEATJI OF MRS CAMBER-WILLIAMS —Much regret is expressed upon the death of Mrs Cambe,r Williams, wife of the Rev Canon Camber-William-, vicar of Lampeter, who died on Sunday n riiin-, of pneumonia. Deceased was the daughter\>f the late Mr and Mrs Davies, of the SL George's Hotel, and sister of Mr T. P. Davies". The re- mains of Mrs Camber-Williams will be in- terred at St. Turln()'fi Cemetery to-day} (Thursdlay). DRUNKENNESS.—At the Police Court, on Monday, an elderly man named .John Williams, Cromlech Road, Great Orme' Head, was charged with being drunk at the Pier Hotel. Defendant having pleaded guilty, (Deputy Chief Constable Rees inform- ed the Bench that it was his first appear- ance, and in reply to a question, stated that he was an old age pensioner.—The Ben-h dismissed the case upon payment of costs— 4s in all. VAGRANCY.—William Evans, of Craig- ydon, was brought up at the Police Court on Monday, charged with sleeping in an outbuilding in that neighbourhood on the night of December 18th. Deputy Chief Constable W. Rees asked the Bench to have the case adjourned "sine die," so that the defendant could go to the workhouse for a time. The man was in a verv bad Atate. The course suggested by the Deputy Chief Constable waa adopted. IXKx AND POULTRY SHOW.-The third annual show of dogs, poultry, pigeons, (age birds, etc., was held at Llandudno on Saturday under the auspices of The Welsh Northern Counties Fur and Feather Asso- ciation. Messrs Jarvis and Woodyatt's Re- pository in Queen's-road, Craigydon, proved most convenient for the purpose, and the Association is under a deep debt of gratitude to them for placing their premises at the disposal of the committee. The exhibits totalled about 500, but were not of extra- ordinary merit. The best exhibits were those of the collies and the airdales. The show was fairly well attended, but if its success was to be judged from that stand- point, it would have been a failure. Mr J. W. Marples, Hazel Grove, near Stockport, judged the dogs, and Mr R. Bowker, Nant- wich, the poultry, pigeons and the cage birds, etc. THE COUNTY SCHOOL.—Mr T. W. G;; .nth, J.P., j.resided over a. meeting of tho governors of the John Bright County School, on Friday.—Mr E. R. Davies, sec- retary of education for the county, had writ- ten that the tLocal Government Board were now disposed to grant longer terms for the ilopityn-ieiii, of IJoans tfqii tihe enaction of school buildings. It was decided to ask Mr Dayies to apply for a term of 40 years in wh:eh to repay the loan for the new build- ings of the County School.—The headmas- ter, Mr J. M. Archer Thomeon, said the governors should approach the trustees of the Richard Owen Scholarship, under which one boy every year is awarded a scholarship tenable at the 'University College of North Wales, Bangor, from the town of Llandud- no. with a. view to a separate examination being held each year for the selection of the boy to receive this scholarship. At present, the scholarship was awarded on the results of the entrance scholarship and exhibition examinatioil of the University College, and the unfairness of that to Llandudno boys lay in'the fact that should a Llandudno boy qualify for one of the College scholarships he would not receive it, but would be given the Richard Owen Scholarship. Thus Llan- dudno boys were likely to be deprived of the opportunity of competing for thelacholar- I ships open to the other boys of the county. The Richard Owen Scholarship is intended exclusively for Llandudno boys, who also have the right to share in the educational advantages open to the rest of the county, and, in the event of a Llandudno candidate taking such a place in the College examina- tion as to entitle him to one of the College prizes it should be awarded to him, and the iRichard Owen exhibition should go to th*- next Llandudno boy of sufficient merit on the list. To secure this, an independent r examination would appear to be desirable. -The governors resolved to ask the Richard Owen trustees, four of whom represent L'an- dudno, two the County Education Commit- tea. and one the College authorities, to ar- range for an independent examination in May each year.—It was reported that number of scholars on the register of the County Scho'il was 114, an increase of 25 per cent, upon the number last session. -L. "UNSEED COMPOUND" with warm water is an excellent gargle for Sore Throat, Cold?, Coughs, etc.
HOTEL KEEPER'S FAILURE ADMISSIONS IN BANGOR BANK- RUPTCY COURT. At the Bangor Bankruptcy Court on Thursday, before Mr Registrar J. Glynne ones, Mr Tobias, assistant official receiver, publicly examined -Alr. Mary Eliza Meier (wife of Frederick Christopher Meier), of the Rhos Abbey Hote'1, Rhos-on-Sea, Colwyn Bay, hotel proprietress, trading .separately .nd apart from her husband. Mrs Meier scheduled gross liabilities amounting to £ 2257, of which £ 1519 were expected to rank, and shows assets amounting to £ 553, leaving a deficit of £ 986..She attributed her failure to excessive rent, high duties, and heavy expenses, and bad seasons. Replyiug to Mr Tobias, the debtor said the Rhos Abbey 'Hotel was her and her hus- band's first business, though her husband had previously been (a. manqfgejr for her father in hotels at Glasgow and Peebles. Her husband had not much Ineams when they commenced business. Her father became surety for £ 700 or JE800. She provided about £ 1149. The wholfe of their liability to her father had been paid oL'. The Registrar: How? The Debtor I returned to him the shares I held in the hydro, df which he was the manager. The Registrar: What was their vaJua! The Debtor: JSIOOO. They were shares in the Peebles Hydro Company. The Registrar Would they have sold for £ 1000? The Debtor. Oh. no. I could' not havp got JB1000. Her liability to her father was quite that amount. She was liable for the debt to the Bank of Scotland, and her father I was her guarantor. She did not know whether her husband signed the guarantee or not. Mr Tobias What induced your father to press for payment?—He did not. but I cid not like to be in debt. and I paid them. In 1908, there was a deed of separation, and her husband went out of the business, and the license was transferred to her. She paid over to her husband when they separ- ated £ 200. Was that in consideration of his clearing out ?-- Y es: I could not put him out to starve.—"She took that sum from the busi- ness There was no undertaking on her part to discharge her husband's debts. She now realised that in taking over the hotel she took a serious responsibility, but she thought she should make it pay if she had good seasons. ThA examination was closed
SUBMARINE SIGNALLING ANOTHER SAFEGUARD FOR TRAVELLERS. The system of submarine signalling, says the "North-Western News," is year by year being extended round the coasts of this country, and adds another great safe- guard to the many already existing for the purpose of minimising the dangers of ocean travel. The route between Holyhead and Dublin is now providf-d with three sub- marine bells. On leaving the Irish coast the steamer in foggy weather is able to pick up the submarine bell on the Kish Light- ship, and again when approaching the coast near Holyhead the vessel gets into touch with the submarine bell off the South Stack. After picking up this bell the vessel can proceed cautiously until she ar- rives off the breakwater at Holyhead, and as soon as she passes th end of this break- water she can hear the submarine bell on the Admiralty Pier, and is thus safely guided into port even in the thickest fog. These submarine belts are by far the most etiicient fog signals at present known, and as the sound is transmitted under water it can be picked up by the receiving apparatus en the vessel, no -matter what the direction or force of the wind may be; whereas aerial sound signals cannot be heard on board in strong winds with the wind blowing from the vessel towards the position of the aerial sound signal. This safeguard to navigation is fitter on all the vessels of the London and North-Western Railway Company, both passenger and cargo steamers, trading be- tween Holyhead and Ireland. Wireless telegraphy is also fitted on these I vessels, the system adopted being that of J the Helsby Wireless Telegraphy Company. All the express passenger steamers of the Company's Holyhead-Kingstown and Dublin services are fitted and can thus be kept in touch with the shore at either side from all parts of the cross-channel passage. The Company have always been anxious to do everything for the comfort and safety of their passengers, and we think it would be a puzzle for anvone to suggest. anything further that can be done to r, secure, so far as human aid is possible, the safe transit of those availing themselves of the facilities for crossing between England and Ireland on the various routes of the London and North-Western Railway Company. "KLINX," an Inorganic Cement, Bind- ing. Filling, etc., withstands water. 6d post free.
COLWYN BAY PIER COM- PANY UNSUCCESSFUL CLAIM AGAINST INSURANCE 00. Before Judge Moss, at the Llandudno County Court, the Victoria Pier Co., Ltd., of Colwyn Bay, sued the Midland Insur- ance Company, Ltd., Birmingham, for R,9 138 9d, the reduced amount of a solicitor's bill for the prosecution for misappropria- tion of a late official of the Pier Co., named Eldrid. Mr Telford Mason, solicitor, Manchester, who appeared for the plaintiff company, said that Eldrid was guaranteed as to his fidelity by the defendants, and under the fidelity bond the defendants agreed, that, whenever they requested the plaintiff Com- pany to prosecute the insured, they would be responsible for and would pay the ex- penses of such proceedings. This under- taking was given in th3 fifth clause of the bond. It became necessary to prosecute Eldrid, and the, defendant Company on March 3rd last, did request the plaintiffs in accordance with the terms of the policy, to take such proceedings. The present action was to recover the solicitor's costs so incurred. A long investigation of the IPier Co.'s books had to be conducted, and as to the exact form which the prosecution should take was a difficult point to decide. A warrant was applied for, and Eldrid pleaded guilty on the hearing and was sentenced to one month's imprisonment. The Judge, addressing Mr James Marks, who represented the defendants, asked whether the only question was not to ascer- tain whether the account was reasonable. Mr Marks replied that he had a submis- sion to make which would go further than that, and it was that Clause 5 of the policy, coupled with the express terms of the Insur- ance Company's letter of March 3rd, justi- fied his application for judgment for the defendants. His Honour would notice that Clause 5 referred specfically to expenses and not to costs. The letter of March 3rd was also. definite, and asked the plaintiff's "to apply immediately for a warrant," and went on as follows "Upon hearing from you we will instruct our solicitors in the matter." From that date until the receipt of a tele- gram announcing the conviction the defen- dants had not modified their instructions, so that the plaintiffs were never authorised to engage a solicitor to carry through the prosecution. Some argument took place between Mr Telford Mason and the Judge, who finally held that the defendants' contention must prevail. His Honour gave judgment for the defendants, but, in the circumstances, made no order as to costs. Each side ought to bear its own costs in his opinion.
CLYHHOG STRAYING.—For allowing two cows to atatay, (Morris Jones, Ty'nllwyn, Calpel Uchaf, woe, at the Cbuntjl Seislsions, on SalturdaJy. firiod 5e and costta. The con. stable said that he had warned the defen- dant more than once.
ness. If properly directed competition helped to bring new trade to the town and increase the turnover (hear. hear). Somo had an idea that it meant cutting down legi- timate profits and prices, which was by no means the case. A great statesman had said: that a nation's greatness should not be measured by tirade returns but by the de- velopment of its citizens physically, men- tally, and morally. If a country produced great wealth and its workers were degraded in the process, it waa really a. poor pro- gramme in the end, and the same was equally true of the individual. Their stand- ard ot measuring success in life was calcu- lated in each and not in character. The first question! asked when anyone quitted this mortal life was "How much was he worth."1 And they all knew there were men worth more dead, than alive, especially if they happened to leave a, few thousands to charity to escape the cruel pangs of the death duties (applausei). However, they had met that evening in the spirit of com- radeship and good fellowship, putting aside, if not forgetting, for the time being, all fee,lings of rivalry and trade bigotry, to work together to further the best interests of the community (applause). The num- ber present that evening was an indication that the town generally was in;. a fairiy prosperous position, judging by outward appearance. There were very few empty houses and fewer empty shops, but they wanted a few more improvements before they could compete on equal terms with similar resorts. One thing in particular he would like to mention. namely, the pro- vision of a suttaible and central shelter on the lines of a kursaal (spelt wit.h j, "k" and not with a "c")—(laughter)—for visitors in wet wieatlher, where they could, spend a pleasamt hour or two in comfort (applause). He would suggest, the Council yard as a suitable site, and believed the new Market Hall could easily be spared if more space waf required. It was time the matter should be pressed) on thø Council's atten- tion. Otherwise he did not think there was much room for complaint as to the govern ment of the town, for the Council seemed to have1 .great regard for economy and the rates were gradually being reduced (hear, tear). They were not burdened with a heavy draft, as were some of their neigh- bours, and their financial position was very satisfactory considering the improve- ments effected. In conclusion, he hoped that. as a successful autumn concert season (had been i naught ekt, .Something wtauld now be done to fill the long gap between 'Easter and Whitsuntide (applause). The health of the preslident and vice- president was drunk on the proposition of Mr C. H. Bevan. Messrs Moy and Winter dtelv responded. In reply to the toast of "The Visitors, [proposed in an excellent speech by Mr Her bert Hooson. Mr Arthur Hewitt said he was not satisfied with the position of the' town. Llandudno was peerless in its na- tural attractions, but did not get the pro- portion of its visitors to become residents as it should do. IAs a man connected with the building trade he wished to ask whether the time had- not come when thev should seek an authoritative answer to the ques- tion as to whv and wherefore Lland-udno, as compared with other localities in its im- mediate neigWbo'utih.ood. was in that direc- tion a comparative failure. He would sug- gesrt a reason. A miaAi who had made mooie or less of a competence in one of the large towns, and who thought of retiring to some spot more blest- bv nature and more removed from the strife of modern indus- trialism. might come down to Llandudno with the idea that he would! have a choice of eligible sites upon which to erect him- self a house. Having spied out tne land, he would make mn<uiries as to where he could inquire about the terms which would be required of him for its acquirement. He would be met with the most perfect cour- tesy, a note would be made' of his applica- tion. and in due course, possibly m a lew months, sometimes in a few years, and oc. cpsionallv never, he might get a reply (at>- nlause) When he did sret- a reply he would find himself fn-ed with conditions un- doubtedlv restrictive, and unfair should tie sav-he wanted to prt the case very reason- ably—and with expenses so utterly out of proportion to the amount of the transaction that, as a 'general thing, he would turn Isadp awav from that earthly paradise and would proceed po*siblv to sojourn so near to its gates as 'Colwvn. Bav or Deganwy (laughter and applaud)- Since the tram- way from Llandudno to Colwyn Bay had been in use, and' the means of access to Craigydon had icen provided the free part of Crariigvdon han proved, and was proving, whalt could tw, done bv a free and enlight- ened a.nd unhampered *ale of land (ap plause)—to enhance and foster the pro^ periitv of the town (applaud. It was within their common kn.owled.sr~ 'hat "earn the heart of the town progress was retarded. Co"!d nothing be don*? Was it not pos sible bv con^ert^ action to apnea! to th iwer. t^> and to quicken the M«,W-ration? fp->olanse). The sad part of this, the real handicap imon the tov-n that the von,' people who ha 1. be^n turned1 nw-w «-nd who Urmed a^v, would make the ? the all-the-WT-rou-nd business of Lla dudno (applaud). If tlie evil could be re- nT^ipd it wonlf' be to the interest^ ahke o. the landowner. the leaseholder^ holder, and the tradesman of LlanttJdrvo ^^VT-r^^A- '.W. Gregory also replied to the t0 £ wer. r-ndorel during the evening (W.r. nnd M- Ramupl W. Ha.=e. T»1fVhfield C ?_ dral. Mr Ernest Jone^ v;as the accompan- ist.