THE INVESTITURE GREAT INFLUX OF AMERICANS EXPECTED. Now that the General Election is over. we shall, perhaps, hear of arrangements being made in connection with the proposed in- vestiture of the Prince of Wales in Carnar- von Castle next July. We stated recently that the London and North Western Rail- way Company contemplate making extensive alterations at the railway station to cope with the enormous traffic that is expected. It is now reported that the scheme of im- provement will include the permanent ex- tension of the existing platforms, and the provision of other facilities to entrain and detrain. Great interest seems to be taken in tba event in America, and next year this coun- try will be invaded by Americans anxious to witness the Coronation and the Investiture. Agents of the London and North Western ,Railway Company are now in America work- ing in conjunction with the Canard Company and the C. P. R. Company, and rumour has it that 10,000 Americans have already book- ed their passage to these shores. Inquiries were recently made for garage accommoda- tion for some 4000 motor cars, preferably in Carnarvon add dlistlrict. There was only accommodation in the town and neighbour- hood for about 200 cars. and the additional accommodation will have to be provided in other parts of the county along the railway line. The railway company, we understand, have in preparation a voluminous guide ,book to North Wales for distribution in England and America. As already stated, it is not true that all the hotels in Carnar- von have been booked, but it is said that an enterprising American has booked one of the principal hotels.
DOROTHEA QUARRY FLOODED PREVIOUS DISASTER RECALLED. Much anxiety is felt in the Nantile Vale district, with regard to the Dorothea Quarry. which is threatened with inundation. This quarry is situated in close proximity to the Nantlle Lake, and twenty-six years a.go a large section of it was flooded by the lake. On that occasion a strong embankment was constructed to prevent further inroads. A month ago, however, in consequence of heavy rains the lake began to rise, and the water percolated through the embankment, and. forcing some thousands of tons of slat.. rubbish before it. caused a breach which up to the present the quarry officials have failed to repair to any appreciable ex- tent. Notwithstanding incessant pumping and other operations carried on day and night, the rainfall of the past fortnight has rendered it an impossible task to keep pace with the stream of water which finds its way into the quarry. Work is, of course- at a standstill in the submerged portion of the quarry, and even if the flow of water is checked at an early date it is feared that the damage already done will render a largp number of men idle for some weeks.
MARQUIS AND WORKMEN CANDID LETTER TO EXPLAIN HIS ABSENCE. At a recent Unionist meeting in Chase Terrace, near Wolverhampton, the Marquis of Anglesey met with a rather hostile re- ception, and in consequence he has ad- n' dressed the following letter to the chairman of a conoert promoted locally for the benefit of a young man who had lost both his legs Please make known the contents of thi. letter. I am fully in sympathy with the man for whose benefit the concert is being held, and I enclose cheque for £5 to go towards getting him oork legs. However, I feet that, considering the reception that was given me at Chase Terrace last week, the concert is likely to be more success ful if I do not attend it. My reason for this is that I never put myself where I am evidently not appreciated or wanted, and I do not want the sucoesa of the con- cert to be damaged in any way on my account. Please understand clearlv that any de- serving case of distress or any man in Chase Terrace who needs and desires help will have my unstinted support and sym- pathy whatever the people of the district may feel about my coming among them. I shall not force my presence on them if I am not wanted but I do not intend to aee poor fellows who require my aid suffer in consequence. They will always receive my help whatever else may happen. I beoar no ill-feeling to Chase Terrace at, all but I know how to take a hint, and I have- no desire to annoy the people by my •presence among %em if they do not wish it. As a matter of fact, the Marquis had un- dertaken to preside at the concert, and the eading of the letter created considerable iurprise.
WELSEYANS DEFIANT REPLY TO HOLYHEAD (COUNCIL'S RESOLUTION. We have been requested to publish the following: Gwynfa Villa. Holyhead, Dec. 21. Mr T. R. Evans, Clerk of Holyhead U.D.C. Sir,—I have 'he honour to acknowledge the, receipt of your communication of the 16th inst., and to send you a copy of the foUowing resolution passed by the United Leaders meeting of Bethel and iGwynfa Wes- ieyan Churches at Gwynfa. Chapel, Dec. 20, 1910: — That we, the leaders of Bethel *nd Gwynfa Wesleyan Churches, after con- sidering the communication of the Holy- head U.D.C. respecting children's mis- sionary collection*, order that the said communication be laid on the table-- not admitting the Council's right to in- terfere in the matter. On behalf of the Holyhead Wesleyan Churches, I remain, sir. Your obedient servant. » JOHN KELLY. P.S.-We are sending copies of this reso- lution to the Press.
RIPARIAN RIGHTS AND SEWAGKB POLLUTION. Under this heading "Tfte Field," comment, ing on the Conway pollution case, says: "Mr Justice Parker gave ju/dgmfent on Dec. 16 in the matter of 'lagoed Jones v LLamrwst. Urban Council.' As to the claim to defile. where a riparian is not (or may not be) owner of the soil of the bed of the stream (and so cannot establish 'trespass' as to the bed of the stream by defendants' de- posit of ;ien matter in it), the ruling of Mr Justice Parker is significant. He said- '1 am of opinion thai a. riparian owner on the hanks of a natural stream is, whether h* is the owner of any part of the river bed or otherwise, entitled to the flow of the stream past his bud in its natural state of purity or under er*orated by noxious matter diw charged into it by others. Anyone who fouls this water infringes his righte of pro- perty. and therefore he can maintain an ac tion -with,r<;t proving that he has been ac- tually damaged.' Also his Lordship laid down thai anyone who deposits foul matter into a. strpam whence it can and does drift on to a ce'irhbonr's land commits trespass. There was much conflict of evidence in the oue, th" Council even denying that fchev «aused any pollution at all. They also pet rcp statutory absolution for their conduct, j and denied liability." J
QUARRY STRIKE NANTLLE LABOURERS RESUME AFTER A YVt.KK-5 STOPPAGE. The labourers employed at the South Dorothea. Slate Quarry, Nantlle, came out on strike on Monday week, owing to the alleged poor earnings they made during the previous month. 'On inquiry, we are in- formed by Mr Kay-Menzies, the Managing Director, that the new quarry month com- menced on Monday, and the first intimation he received of a strike was on Wednesday mid-day. 'He was unable to see the men that afternoon or the next day owing to previous engagements, but he intimated to them through the Quarry Manager that, if thev returned to work, he would take an early opportunity of favourably considering any igrievaiices they had or any applications they wished to make. The men, however, declined to return to work, and, consequently, the whole of the slate-makers and other men, numbering over 100 at the quarry have been obliged to stop work because thev aic unable to get up any slate blocks from the quarry. Mr Kay- Menzies declined to consider their griev- ances until they returned to work, contend- ing that the principle of first of all striking work and then asking fo. their grievances to be considered is wholly wrong and harmful to the interests of all concerned. If he had first had an opportunity of considering their grievances while the men were yet working, and if they were not then satisfied, he would not have blamed them in the least for de- clining to work. We were informed on Tuesday last that the men had restarted work and that their complaints were being considered. QUARRY COMMISSION EVIDENCE. At the same time, Mr Kay-Menzies drew our attention to a leading article in the "Herald Cymraeg," and said he considered ;t to be be a mis-representation of the Quarry Owners' case as presented before the Royal Commission on metalliferous mines and quarries. He thinks that, as we were not in possession of the whole of the evi- dence, it was unfair to make any criticism of it at this juncture. So far as he is con- cerned, he strongly holds the opinion that the amendment of the Compensation Act of 1906 is responsible for the larger number of days which the quarrymen are now out of work as the result of minor accidents. He does not blame the men; on the con- trary, he believes that the quarryman as a class is equal to, if not better than, any other worker, and that it is only human nature to take advantage of the Act as at present framed. He adds that this is not only his opinion, but is also that of the managers of all the quarries he controls, and of all thoughtful workers themselves. With regard to the necessity for forming (galleries, he is wishful that this slhall be, done, wherever possible because it is an advantage to work the rock in depths of 50 or 60 feet rather than in depths of 200 or 300 feet. He points out that in a face of 200 feet deep. if worked upon the gallery sys- tem. four times as many men can be placed upon the face when operated *in this way, and he always does this where circum- stances permit. It is, however, easy to say that the quarry should be worked upon the gallery system but, having regard to the state of things as we to-day find them, it is impossible to adopt the gallery system in nine cases out of ten; and, in framing Acts of Parliament, consideration should be given to the circumstances of at least 75 per cent. of the quarries. There are many quarries where, owing to the circum- stances of boundaries, heavy top rock, etc., it would be absolutely impossible to form galleries; and he further points out that as a matter of fact, in the best galleried quarry in the district, viz., Dinorwic, more trivial accidents have been recorded than 'n those quarries which are not working on tne gallery system. The idea that slate quarries have made considerable money in past years is, in his opinion, misleading, because, as he repre- sented to the Royal Commission, in the case of four typical quarries in the Vale of Nantlle, taking the last ten years into con- sideration—which include boom years as well as those of depression-the best of the four quarries only made a dividend of four per cent. upon its capital, two others made less, and the fourth a heavy loss. He did not mention the fact that a number of quarries were now closed down, also that numerous others, taking the last ten years into consideration, had lost monev. Although the circumstances of "the slate quarries in the Vale of Nantlle are par- ticularly difficult, Mr Kay-Menzies has strong hopes that, by the influence of im- proved machinery and better methods of organisation, the' industry may be placed upon sounder basis, and, consequently, benefit will accrue to all concerned.
As Scotland i. renowripd the world over as "The Land o' Cakes," it is both fitting and appropriate that a Scotch firm of bis- cuit makers should be singled out for the distinction of the Roy a' Warrant. The celebrated firm of Macfarlane, Lang and Co., Lt..d., established nearly 100 verr" ago. have again received Royal Recognition by ^being appointed Biscuit.' Manufacture- to rl.M. King George V.. having succes- sively held a similar appointment to H. V Queen Victoria and H.M. King (Edward VIT.
YOUNG LIBERAL LEAGUE EFFORT TO FORM BRANCHES IN NORTH WALES. To the Editor of the "Herald." ?Sir.—I read with interest the several let- JeTs which have appeared in the "IHerald" in support of the suggestion to form a branch at Carnarvon of the National League of Young Liberals. Such an organisation is needed at Carnarvon. In saying so I do not mean to cast a reflection upon the old Liberals of the town. They have been faithful to the cause of Liberalism through the years. But they are not going to live for ever. RJId the young men and women-I include the women for obvious reasons- must be prepared to take their place and carry aloft the Liberal banner. I think that the best way for young Lib- eral men and women to equip themselves is to form a branch of the National League of Young Liberals in the town. In these days it is necessary that a Liberal should be able to explain clearly why he or she is a Liberal. It is not enough to say. "I am a Liberal." There must be a reason given. Now, the object of the League of Young Liberals is to instruct people in the great principles of Liberalism by means of lectures and litera- ture. If a branch were formed, at Carnar- von, public would be organised, and able speakers sent' down by headquarters in London. In this way people would be educated, and at election time they would be armed with facts and figures that might confound their opponents. In South Wales the League is making great strides. Within two years a consid- erable number of branches have been formed in Glamorgan, with the object primarily of exposing the blatant Socialism of Mr Keir Hardie and his followers. Liberalism in South Wales is coming into its own as the result of the formation of branches of the League. The League is already a great power in the Merthyr 'Boroughs, a constitu- ency which is represented in Parliament by Mr lEdgar Jones (Liberal) and Mr Sen* Hardie (Socialist), and it was only after much consideration that it was decided not to oppose the latter at the election just over. Next time the young Liberals of the Merthyr Boroughs hope to see the constituency re- presented by two good Liberals, and Mr Keir Hardie sent to hie native land where lie has been rejected. The Rev W. F. Phil- lips, B.A.. B.D.. who made such an excellent fight in the Gower Division against Mr John Williams, whose majority was considerably reduced, intend. I understand, to propose a resolution at a meeting of the League to be held in London, that an effort should be made to form branches in North Wales. Mr Phillips is an engaging speaker, and when he visits Carnarvon on the 9th January, to take part in a debate at the Salem Literary Society, he might be asked to address a meeting to explain the objects and aims of the National League of Young Liberals.— Yours, etc., YOUNG LIBERAL.
HOW TO FORM A BRANCH. To the Editor of the Herald." Sir.-I have noticed that several letters have appeared in your columns dur- ing the past few weeks on the ques- tion of the formation of a League of Junior Liberals in Carnarvon. I wish the move- ment every success, and in order to carry it a step farther, perhaps you will allow me to indicate how such a League may be formed. In the first place, a preliminary meeting of .those interested should be held. The Na- tional League of Young Liberals will be glad to send down an official or member of the Executive Council to attend the meet- ing to explain how a branch of the League should be established, and upon what lines it should be conducted. Officers and com- mittee pro. tem. should be elected at this preliminary meeting, so a.s to get the ma- chinery into working order with the least possible delay. Arrangements should then be made for a public meeting so as to inau gurate the branch formally. A League speaker would probably be supplied for this meeting. A generat meeting, of members should then be held, and officers and com- mittee elected for the year, and a programme of work drawn out. Branches contribute annually to the cen- tral fund a nominal sum of one penny per member per annum, the minimum subscrip- tion of a branch being 5s. Members' sub- scriptions are fi-yed by each branch, the usual sum being Is or 2s 6d. The branches have entire liberty in the management and arrangement of local affairs, and have the right to appoint one delegate to the National Council, and an additional one for each complete fifty members. These details may interest those who are moving in the matter. WELL WISHER.
LEADER of WELSH PARTY YIOUNG MEMBERS FAVOUR MR ELLIS GRIFFITH. L. Now that the elections are over specula- tion is proceeding as to who will succeed Mr Alfred. Thomas as chairman of that party. Three names are mentioned (stays the "Western Mail"), Sir Francis Edwards, Bart., Sir Herbert Roberts, Bant., and Sir David Brynmor Jones. Thwe is, however, a strong section of the Weliah members, especially including the younger members, who are said, to be deter- mined to make an effort to secure the elec- tion of Mr Ellis Griffith as chairman. The outspoken attitude of the hon. and learned member for Anglesey in the past, parti- cularly in favour of a more acute National- ist policy for Wales, has won for him con- siderable admiration amongst those who have Bot accepted, without murmuring, the policy of being content with what the Go- vernment has given in promises. There- fore, the Oliver* Twists of the, party are looking for their leader towards the nortn- west corner of the Pricipality.
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CARNARVON LADY SUPERIOR AT LAW. ACTION AGAINST UPPINGHAM MASTER. The case of Morvan v. Thring and another was argued on Tuesday, before Mr Justice Phuhmore and Mr Justice Horridge, sitting as a Divisional Court, on appeal by plaintiff from a decision of Judge Wightman Wood, at Leicester County Court. Mr R. A. Griffith (for plaintiff.) said this appeal arow out of an interpleader issue in which appellant was execution creditor and respondent the claimant. Plaintiff was Mme. Marie Mowan, Lady Superior of a convent school at Carnarvon. Claimant was Miss Sarah Elizabeth Thring, whose brother was for many years house-master at Upping- ham School. He was the first defendant: the second defendant, Mrs Lily Thring, was the wife of Mr Thring, and while he was at Uppingham, she lived at Carnarvon. and passed there as Mrs Trevor. Claimant lived with her brother for many years at Uppingham, acting as his house-keeper. On u March, plaintiff commenced an action in the Carnarvon County Court against the two defendants to recover fees for the tuition of one of their daughters, and recovered judg- ment for R24 18s 6d. Execution was issued, but by that time Mr Thring had resigned his position as master at Uppingham, and left, His furniture was traced to a repository in Leicester, kept by Messrs Timson, and the warrant was sent to Leicester, and part of the furniture seized. Miss Thring then claimed all the furniture, and an inter- pleader issue was tried before the County Court judge at Leicester. Claimant said the iuinuur&oeionged to her under a bill of sale, given to her as security for advances she had made when her brother was in difficulties. Thring said his liabilities were £4,000, and that he would not have been in any difficulty had his house at Uppingham fetched JB8 000 as expected, instead of only £ 7,000, because his friends and "old boys" of Uppingham were anxious to assist him. The Countv Court judge gave judgfent for the claimant, Miss Thring holding that she wa* entitled to possession of the goods. He said the bill of sale was invalid, but the title ? °n that alone- Plaintiff con- the assignipent of the furniture of lawS was vo^ on various grounds After considerable argument their Lord- ships saw no ground for interfering with tho judgment, and dismissed the appeal with out costs.
GOLF CHRISTMAS COMPETITION AT CARNARVON. The) oommitltee of the Carnarvon 'Qolf Club has made arrangements for team com- pefoittions on Monday and Tuesday next. The teams will be captained by the captain (Mr R. Newton) and the- vice-captain (Mr John Priohard). The following is the result of the draw for partners: — Mr Newton's team. Mr PriohargTs team. R. Newton to play R. Lloyd Jones. J. V. Newitoin to play Jbhn Pri chard. E. F. White to play J. Williams, Church-at. Glyn Roberts to play Arthur Evans. R Branton Tasker to play W. M. Roberts. Tom Armstrong to play A. H. Richardis. Gordon Carter to play Bertie Eivana. F E. Thompson to play A. W. Newton. G. Gregory Williams to play A. LJ. Roberts J. Wyn Roiberts to play EPesketh Hughes. J. M. Owen to play W. Thompson. 'Humphrey Evans to play Pi<jton Davies. Fred. Thompson to play Llew Parry. W. Farren to play W. Armstrong. W. S. Jones to play D. O. Eivans. Dr Tasker to play W. Lloyd Griffith. J. E Messer to play J Llovd Roberts. J. K. Crispin to play T. Capon E. H. Parry to play Kenneth Origin. •G H. Humphreys to clay Ernest W. Jones. flay will be ovetr in holes on Monday, tne return match to be over the same number of holes on the following da.v. A silver button will be presen+ed to the holder of f-ho lb est card. There; will be an optional sween of Is and a box o:f "A-rc)" g-r-lf balls will be iyrose-nted, to the plaver who, playing with an "Aemo" returns the best net score. T" case of any of the players failing to play their matohete' they are requested to com munncate at once with the secretary: any members whose names do not appear aibove can play if the committee is notified at twice of their intenitlon to do so.
CHRISTMASTIDE. Where to go for Yuletide Presents DESCRIPTION OF CARNARVON SHOPS The General Election is over and the Christmas festivities are upon us. At this time of the year there is not a more enjoyable task, from the point of view of the housewife, than shopping. In spite of the extremely miserable weather of the past few days a large number of people were to be seen daily parading the principal streets at Carnarvon admiring the many beautiful things shown in the shop windows. Others not only admired, but did what the shop- man wished them to do—-they went inside and made purchases, purchases that would gladden the hearts not only of the children but of the grown ups. To-day, and especial- Iv to-morrow, the streets will no doubt be thronged with sight-seers, and the shop- keepers hope to reap a harvest. Small though Carnarvon may be, its shops are among the finest, not only in Carnarvonshire but in North Wales. There is hardly anything that is reasonable that cannot be bought in the local shops these days. Of course, it is Christmas, and great preparations have been made by the shopkeepers with the view of giving all and sundry every facility to obtain those things they stand in need of. The drapers' windows are fiilled with dainty little novelties for presents, and the jewel- lers and silversmiths' windows are a blaze of articles, beautiful and glittering; while the grocers' windows are laden with sultanas and raisins and spices, and the other where- withal to make the (Christmas pudding, etc. The poulterers' shops are stocked with innumerable game, the butchers make a fine display of prime beef, mutton, etc., and the ironmongers and furniture dealers ex- hibit various novelties suitable as presents. It is around the toy shops that the young- sters congregate. These are laden with a hundred interests and delights. Christmas cards in every variety are to be seen in the windows of the booksellers' and stationers' shops, while the tobacconists' are a verita- ble paradise for smokers and those who are seeking presents for the devotees of the fragrant weed. Below we describe briefly some of the principal shops in Carnarvon:- MESSRS BRYMER AND DAVIES. "Of all the shops that a.re so smart, there is none more smart than Nelson"—namely, the well known drapery establishment, the Nelson Emporium, the proprietors of which are Messrs iBrymer and Davies. Their com- modious premises, centrally situa.ted. are a great centre of attraction, containing as they do many requisites, useful and artistic. The Christmas selection of goods in the various departments is one of the finest ever seen in Carnarvon. The following is a detailed description of the exhibits in each window :—: No. 1 Fanqy jpurses, wofkj baskets, ladies' dressing cases, handkerchief and glove satchets, glove boxes, hand bags, shopping bags, leather writing cases, fancy glass wear, jewel boxes, pin cushions, eider- down quilts and cushions, etc. No. 2: Dolls, teddy bears, dogs, horses, carts, magic lan- terns, drums, bugles, cornets, guns, swords, whips, pianos, sewing machines, musical toys, mechanical toys, enamelled tea and dinner sets, doll house, mechanical railwav trains, engines, etc. No. 3: Lace sleeves, lace collars, lace ties, ladies' fancy ties., bows, Maltese scarves and collars, lace and linen handkerchiefs, leather bags, per- fumes, silk shawls, silk blouses; squirrel, foxes, stone marten, furs, etc. No. 4: This window should attract the attention of all on the look out for useful presents for ibovs. It contains, velvet suits, fancy overcoats, embroidered silk collars, fancy pocket hand- kerchiefs, gloves, cycling hose, ties. shirts. pants, singlets, etc; men's mufflers, ties, handkerchiefs, caps, felt and tweed hats, um- brellas, collars, cuffs, fronts, Lraces, etc. No. 5: Gentlemen's mufflers, silk hand- kerchiefs, ties, braces; wool, kid, calf and remdeer gloves; (lined and unlined); gentle- men's shirts, pyjamas, gentlemen's dressing eases, and brush and comb cases, etc. No. 6 A select assortfnent of suitings, over- coatings, trouserings, in all the newest designs for present wear; bags, rugs, dressing gowns. Christy's silk and felt hats, and caps; and Lincoln Bennetts hats and caps, etc. No. 7: This is the most attrac- tive window for boys and girls, as it contains a special collection of dolls, doll house, gallo- ping horses, motor cars, and boats, flying machines, go-carts, carts, swings, games, books, and rocking horses, etc. The interior of the extensive establisment is a veritable fairy land. MR J. R. PRITCHARD. "For currants and raisins and sugar and tea, the Mart and the Eagle are the shops you must see." So said the bard. and so say many others. The Tea Mart in Pool- street, and the Eagle Stores in Turf-square are two well-known grocery establishments belonging'to Mr J. R. Pritchard, whose name is associated with the famous "Yellow Flower Tea," which for price, quality, and exceptionally rich flavour is unexcelled. Both shops are well stocked with the choicest Christmas goods, and the windows are gay with crackers and bon-bons in a hundred patterns. Attached to the Tea Mart is a pork shop which is being well patronised. MESSRS PIERCE AND WILLIAMS. Yr Afr Aur (Anglice Golden Goat), is one of the popular shops of Carnarvon and district.. As in previous years Mlessra Pierce and Williams have made extensive preparations to meet the demands of Christmas-tide and have laid themselves out specially to please the public. There is an attractive display in the windows, and admiring crowds congregate outside the well- known establishment daily. The following 1* a detailed description of the numerous windows —First window Gents' Japanese silk pocket handkerchiefs in cream and red, also handkerchief boxes suitable for pre- sents fancy embroidered white table cloths, d'oyleys in all sizes, sideboard cloths in all iizes and prices, and beautiful counterpanes suitable for Christmas pre- sents. Second window: Toys and fancy goods in great varieties, beautiful cream silk blouses, very cheap. Third window: It is full of newest collars and collarettes at wonderfully low prices. Fourth window Infants' hoods, hats and tunics, etc. Fifth window contains fancy pocket handker- chiefs from Id to 8id each. The sixth and seventh windows are full of infants' pina- fores suitable for presents. Inside, along the middle counters, there are dressed dolls from 3 £ d to 2s 6d each a grand assortment to select from; also games and Christmas cards, an immense stock to choose from. In the show room there is a large assortment of the most suitable articles for presents, consisting of blouses, fur boas, muffs, children's pelisses a,nd umbrellas, all very cheap. J MESSRS ASTONS. At Messrs Astons' well-known furnishing establishment in Castle-square the exten- sive display is as usual one of the most at- tractive in the town. The windows are de- voted to goods suitable for presentation, and from their ornamental character they are certain to be greatly appreciated by their recipients. The stock comprises all that is neatest brightest, and prettiest in fumiihim? goods of every description. Apart from the window space, the spacious and well-lighted showrooms contain an im- mense stock of artistic and reliable goods m the furnishing, ironmongery and crockery line. Any one contemplating furnishing er replenishing should inspect this gigantic stock. One is certain to be satisfied. All the goods are manufactured at the firm's model factory at Wrexham, and bv pur- chasing at Messrs Aston's one saves all" the middleman's profit. MESSRS BRADLEY'S. The well-known clothiers, Messrs Bradley, Turf-square, have an excellent and extensive stock. Besides heavy goods, they have a iarge assortment of fancy goods eminently suitable for Christmas presents, such as silk ties, handkerchiefs, boys' suits, caps, braces, jerseys, and umbrellas. To enu- merate the scores of other articles suitable for Christmas presents shown by Messrs Bradley would be a tedious and unneces- sary work in view of the fact that the es- tablishment has a reputation for the excel- lence of the goods sold. A person would be very hard to please if ha could not be satis- fied here. WA TlEiRJLOO HOUSE. This year again Waterloo IIlouse has am- ply provided for the multifarious wants of the fair sex at this time of the year. The be.wildeirirng variety oil gobds,, v iijclujd'ing dainty blouses for day and evening wear in silk and lace, Maltese laces, gloves, hosiery, dressing jatakettjs, umlbirellas, belts, lace goods of every des/cription, haadkevcthieits, silk scarves and mufflers, poplin ties, furs, silk slkirts, arnd many other articles too numerous to mention; presents an attrac tivC" and well assorted stock, and affords great scope for variety of desirable giita. Alleo one cannot help noticing tihe smart dis- play of children's garments, which include frockis, tunics, toddling coa.ts, furs, gloves, and fancy socks, etc.; such as will make the bairns prance with delight. In fact, the ladies and children of all ages will find at tikis old and well-known establishment an admirable assortment oil all the vatrioujs wraps required to meet t-he various contin- gencies of social life at Yuletide. MESSRS GRIFFITH JONES AND CO. Messrs Griffith Jones and Co., the enter- prising ironmongers, of 9 and 11, Pool- street, make. as usual, an exceedingly fine display of fancy goods. In the first window there is a very attractive display of fancy brass goods, including brass and copper jugs, brass crumb sets, brass table gongs, copper pots, etc. In the second window there is a splendid variety of cutlery, in- cluding some beautiful cases of carvers, iam spoons, fish eaters, also table and dessert knives, razors and pocket knives. Their display of electro plate and silver goods is magnificent. In the fourth win- dow is shown a nice variety of leather goods. It would be worth ones while to pay a visit to this well-known establish- ment before making purchases of Christ- mas and Yuletide gifts. MRi GRIFFITH JONES. > In Mr Griffith Jones furnishing estab- lishment Pool-street Market, No. 1 window is laid out as a drawing-room in Sheraton style solid mahogany, comprising a suite in the very latest design, inlaid curio table and cabinet, an elegant writing table and bureau, and a very exceptional choice of screens and pictures; also a superior white enamelled mantelpiece and a register grate with brass interior and fancy tile panels. No. 2 window is laid out as a bedroom, com- prising a magnificent suite in solid walnut and burr, a massive walnut bedstead, tastefully draped1, and very rich design down quilt, and a handsome toilet set and trinket, set in Old English design. In the Staffordshire china warehouse in Castle- square there is an enormous stock of crockery and a igrand display in the window of artistic ornaments, Bohemian vases, ruby flower holders, and fine clock sets. It is hardly possible to think of more suitable Christmas presents than what is here exhi- bited. At the extensivt warehouses at the Post Office Buildings. Greengate-street and Northgate-street there is a collection of furniture to meet all possible requirements and to satisfy all tastes and circumstances. After the inspection one is convinced that the furnishing department t>f Mr Griffith Jones still holds, and is likely to hold a unique position in North Wales. MR W. WILLIAMS JONES. Those desirous of purchasing jewellery should certainly pay a visit to Mr W. Williams Jones, Bangor-street. This year again the windows are tastefully set out with a large assortment of gold and silver watches, bangles, rings brooches and other articles of jewellery suitable for presenta- tion. The Goss china igoods which Mr Williams Jones exhibits are also worthy of notice. This establishment is very up-to- date. MR GRIFFITH OWEN Mr Griffith Owen, chemist. High-street, 1 9 the vendor of Coltsfoot, the famous specific for colds and coughs, makes a speciality of Australian, Burgundy and other wines. Perfumes of every description and photo- graphic materials are also sold at this estab- lishment. MR J. HUGH WILLIAMS. Useful presents in great variety are shown by Mr J. Hugh Williams, cabinet- maker and furniture dealer, Bangor-street, whose extensive premises also contain a large stock of dining-room, drawing-room and bedroom furniture in all the newest designs. The quality is good and the prices moderate. Young people who contemplate matrimony cannot do better than inspect Mr Williams' excellent stock. He sells furni- ture suitable not only for the palace but for the peasant's house. MESSRS EVAN JONES AND SON. Messrs Evan oones and Son, motor garage and cycle depot, 26, Bangor-street, are dis- playing a large and varied assortment of golf clubs, bags, balls and all other acces- sories connected with the game; footballs and big stock of roller skates; also gramo- phones and records (Welsh records a speci- ality). The gramophone they are showing at 328 6d is really a marvellous value. Several 1911 model bicycles are also in evi- dence. At their establishment in Castle- square can be seen all kinds of lamps, cul- linary utensils, cutlery and electro-plated goods, sporting guns, rifles, revolvers, air guns, and' ammunition, electric flash lamps and cigar lighters. MESSRS 0. EVANS AND SON. At this season of the year a good roasting fire is an essential. The goose cannot be cooked without it, neither can one's feet be warmed. To make a good fire one cannot do better than get a quantity of Messrs O. Evans and Son's excellent coal. MESSRS MORiETON. Cold feiet make one miserable, and tho"" who want strong and warm boots would do well to pay a visit to Messrs Moreton's shop in E&stgate-street. which is under the man- agemen,t of Mir Pritchaa-d. The well-known 'Holdtflast/' "Dryfoolt>,v and "(Perfecta" boots are sold here, as well as Dr Jaegteir'ls wT<^ol-lined boots. There is, also a large variety of ladies' high heeled boots, shoes, and slippers. The manager has been very successful in the deccration of his windows. MR EVAN OWEN. Mr Evan Owen, of the Bee Hive Re- staurant, and the Pool-street Bakery, has a splendid show of decorated and plain cak<s made at his model bakery. Those who like toothsome dainties would be well advised to pay a visit to Mr Owen's estab- lishment in Pool-street and Turf-square. AIR OWEN. "What excellent meat Mr Henry Owen, the well-known purveyor, has in his shop in Bridge-street," said one townsman to an- other yesterday. A glance at the large stook of beef and mutton, etc., in and out- side the establishment confirms that state- ment. As in previous years, the stock com- prises purchases from some of the leading agriculturists in Carnarvonshire and An- glesey STATIONERS AND TOY DEALERS. The shop windows of Mr John Parry, stationer and tobacconist Turf-square, will make one pause before going elsewhere for toys and dolls for the children. Novelties galore are to be seen there Mr Parry has also a large selection of man's indispen- sables, pipes and pouches. As usual, all the leading periodicals can be purchased I here, together with picture books for the youngsters. Mrs R. Jones, stationer and tobacconist, Turf-square, whose old-established business, is always up-to-date^ has a splendid display o Christmas goods. The Christmas and New Year cards are very beautiful. There New Year cards are very beautiful. There is an extensive variety of toys and dolls, and the tobacco department is abundantly stocked, while the selection of books is admirable. The youngest as well as the oldest member of a family is catered for at this establishment. As usual. Mr J. lorwerth Hughes, sta- tioner and tobacconist, Pool-street, has a neatly-dressed window of fancy goods, suit- able for presents, such as photographs, post card and photograph albums, pocket wallets, writing cases, purses, handbags, frames and other useful and artistic articles far too numerous to mention. Inside, a large stock of toys, dolls and games of every description is to be seen. At Messrs Wyman's station bookstall are to be found all the leading periodicals tastily arranged. Such show of magazines and books is rarely seen at Carnarvon, and Mr Rogers is one of the most obliging and genial bookstall managers in North Wales. Christmas cards in a large variety are to be had here, and smokers' requisites can also be obtained. Every book lover should pay a visit to Mr Gwenlyn Evans' shop in Pool-street. He has a big selection of nicely-bound bcoks to satisfy every taste. There is also an abundance of picture books for the young children, a nice assortment of Christmas and New Year cards, and diaries for next year at varying prices This year Mr H. W. Jones, stationer, Castle-square, has specialized in Christmas and New Year cards. A nicer collection than he has in his window one would not wish to see. Mr Jonos has also a large quantity of books and periodicals which are suitable for presentation. Parents should certainly pay a visit to the shop of Mr E. Lloyd Williams, stationer, Bangor-street. In addition to books for old and young, he has an extensive stock of tovs of every description. His large assortment of Christmas and New Year cards proves that the practice of exchanging greetings through their medium is not on the wane. This year again, Mr Caradoc Rowland, Castle-square, has a magnificent display of useful Yuletide presents in silver and plated goods. As to the book department he evi- dently has not forgotten the children: Picture books aro there in large quantities. Older readers would also do well to have a look in. At the well-known establishment of Mr* D. W. Davies, bookseller and stationer m Bridge-street, there is this vear again a fine display of leather goods, such as anity arid Dorothy handbags, tourist cases, letter cases, purses, photo, frames, games, toy books etc. ,it this shop one can have a special box of Christmas and New Year cards containing 50 for a Is. Here there is also a fine selection of Christmas greetings stationery boxes, etc. ° There is a large and varied assortment of Christmas and New Year cards, pictorial post cards, etc., at Mr E. Hughes's estab- hshments, 57, Pool-street, °and 7—11, Pool-hih, where fancy stationary and Welsh books are also sold. y d
PWLlHELI TOWN COUNCIL AK6 vaf' iXl' R 1Iv<>r Pan"y presiding. Mr Yale inquired if the Council would be p to lease a pieJce of land to the Ter- ritoiiia1 Association to build a Drill Hal 1 cJic,or *"rete,red to the Mr W. Kiifl Jones drew attention to the reference. in the committee's report concern- ing the plans of Miss Clarke's hocuses He stated that Miss Olarke had told him that the Council were not acting in same way towards her as they did with the other houses. Jtf she could not get the concessions with regard to the pavement now she would build a, wall round the place, and-close it all round. AMetMTBan. Anthony thought that they should know the reasons why the surveyor objected to the plans. The Surveyor said there were two reasons why they were objected to. The houses had only got 22 feet clear at the front in- .stead of 24 feet; while at the back there was only 10 feet in two of the houses, and the other two 16 feet, while the bve-laws required 20 feet. IMiss Clarke sent a letter acccflnlpaiiiying her plans asking for £ 6 for the strip of land, in front of her property, on condition that the Council would extend the pavement. The committee' had 'expend- ed a sum of £ 33, including D12 paid: 'tor land in extending the pavement to the other houses in anticipation of a loan from the Local Government Board, but the. 'Board re- fused to ,grant the loan, saying that it was too small. T.he 'work however had been car- ried out. The committee felt thaifc when IMisa Clarke was asking L6 for the land' 'she was asking too much. Eventually the Town Clerk suggested that they pass the plans as they were, with- out giving any undertaking 'with regard to the land or the pavement. This was' car- ried. The agent of the Hon. F. G. Wynn wrote stating that Mr Wynn was not prepared to give any land for the widening of Whitehall corner, as it wa.s likely that the property would be offered for sale in the near future. The Town Clerk reported that he had cocrt- munica/ted with the owners of the property required' for the proposed widening of -the Ship Inn corner, but that their replies1 had been received too late to enable an applica- tion to be made to the Development C'om- miieioners before the 31st Octolber. It was felt, however, that the price asked for was suidh as to make the proposal impracticalble. The Town Clerk: reported having inter- viewed Mr W. T. Dougla-ss with regard to the amounts owing, to them from the Council in respect of the several matt-era he had in hand As a result of various interviews and correapondenice he had finally consented to accept £ 8Q0 in full satisfaction or his claims, amounting to £11<3195. It was resolved that this arrangement be approved. Mr G. OorneHllS Roberts asiked how the Council stood as regard's the erection of the p,roposed new stables.—The Clerk replied that they had applied to the Local Govern- ment Board for a loan to erect new stables., but had not received any reply, and in face of that the members of the Slanitary Com- mittee thought that it would not be wise to proceed with the stables. Nothing could he done until a public inquiry had 'been held.—Dr Shelton Jones said tint they had lost two horses now and remarked that it would be to the benefit of the town to have. new stables for their horses.—Mr G. 1001" nelius Roberts said that he would never have anything1 to do with the buying of horses for the Council while they kept them in that place.—Mr Anthony observed that they were refcomimending the surveyor to get a suitable stable until they could build one for themselves, and that he SaJW no ob- jection to that report.—It was decided to draw the attention of the Docal Government Board to the fact that they had not re- plied to them on the maitter. The Council decided to increase their an- nual contribution towards the Camtti-Laii Resorts Association from £ 15 to R20. —— ir
SCHOOL STRIKE ENDED The strike by parents of Tremadoc vil- lage afainst an order of the Carnarvonshire Education Committee calling upon the up- per standiardt children otf Tremadoc to at- tend Portmadoc Higher Standard School, situated a mile away, has. come to an end. A barrister consulted by the "revolt com- mittee." has declared emphatically that the Education Committee had' legal power to enforce the order. The "revolt' committee," who had collected a considerable suim of money to fight the matter out in the law courts, however, have decided, after pro- tracted discussion, to give way.
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LLANBERIS COUNTY SCHOOL j 1 DISTRIBUTION 0-' i'RiZES: RECORD OF \TTOD v.YCE. I The meeting for the d. £ tn;mt;;oii of prizes J and certiifcates to uo pjpils ot the l.h-n- beris County School was iJtj.l on VY'edms- ;? day evening. Dr W. L.oyd VV-Jlnuns, jl J.P., the ctiairnia:i of tiie governors pie- HR sided, and the prices were d:sirlutecc i.y If j Dr J. Lloyd Williams, of the University r College, Bangor. There was a lull gather- |f ing of the parents and friends of the school, ? ) and some interesting music. was given by I ,t,he. pupils under the leadership of Mr Gwilym Jones, among them being some old • Wtelsh folk songs arranged by Dr Williams. The Chairman, in opening the proceed- ings, commented upon the report of the Board of Education upon the work of the county schools, and said he considered it unfair. Bie also referred to the success, of Air R. Williams Parry, B.A., the chaired hard at the Colwyn Bay Eisteddfod. Mr Parry was at one time a master at the school. The Head-master said that the numbers in tb-» school were well» maintained, and that the work of the year had been well | done. He urged the need of a high ideal of education, the training of minds able to thinik their own thoughts rather than tbo filling of heads with ready-made informa- tion, however usuful. The certificates gained during the last few years showed that the school could hold its own with others in all grades of work. The junior certificate being 60" per cent., the senior 39 per cent., and the higher and honours 33 per cent. above the average for all the r schools of Wales. The greatest difficulty | the school had to meet was in reaching a good standard in English, but he hoped ihat this would 'be overcome. He drew at- tention to the very remarkatble attendance of some of the pupils, who came several miles eacth day to school for two or three years in succession without being absent or late once. Dr Lloyd Williams then distributed tho prizes, and. in the course of an address, spoke of the need of the pupils making the best usa possible of their time in school. Could they, after collecting certain facts, make use of them and form an independent opinion ?f (Could anyone trust them that they would perform their duty faithfully? In fact, were they better than they were twelve months ago? Those were questions which they ought to carefully consider. The following is the prize list, s Form VI. E. W. Roiberts. Form V. Florence Thomas, Priscilla Owens. E. Whel- don Hughes. Form IV. Katie Thomas. R. A. Roberts, W. Alfred Jones. Form in. Q, Owen. 'Enid J. Owen, Morfudd Evans. Fbim HI. R. D. Parry, J. G. Jenkins. T. H Newey, W. J. Eivans. tForm I. Blod- we « Jones, H1. H. Jones, Harriet Ellis. Priaes for Regular Attendance Florence Thomas, distance from school, 2 miles: Jennie Ri Williams, 1^ miles; Eliz. E. Humphrevs, 2 miles; Jane L. Morris (ab- sent once). 1-mile; Ellen J. Parry, 14 miles- W. Morris Jones (absent once), 1 mile: T. R. Cloes, 4 mile?: T. H. Newey, 3 miles; John Owen, 2^ miles; R. J. Owen, 2A milesi; R. D. Parrv, 1 mile; Ellen iv. JE11K 11 mile; Harriet. Ellis, 1* mile; Nel- lie Foules. mile; Hugh H. Jones, 2-& (Oitfhefr1 good! AlWendamice^ Owens, May Wynn Williams, J. Jeffrey Williams, W. R. Williams. Owen E. Evans, W. Foulk Roberts. Countv Council exhibition. £ >20, Jv. >v. RWbtertfe: "K|eeVm;er scholarship. Aberylst- wvth. £ 30, Fi. W. Roberts -entrance VsA.lATVsliip Christ's Hospital, C>w. ym Owen. Mr Evan Hugh Jones, a student. of 'St. Thomas' Hospital, London, qualified in medicine. The names of pupils who have obtained C.W.B. certificates have ajiready been pan lisihed in the "Pierald."
BACON CURING INHALES. dw t In a lecture on bacon curing at Aberys- twvth Mr Loudon M. Douglas cited figures to "show that there is room for immediate development in the bacon-curing industry in this country.- Having made sure that the supply of pigs in the locality was suffi- cient, a bacon factory could be- organised either as a co-operative concern or as a, joint-stdck company, the former plan having many advantages to recommend it- Mr Douglas contended that if a proper system cf bacon curing were adopted it would mean the addition of many millions to th& revenues of agriculture. No doubt this might be the esse, but the agriculture of this country is not in such a neglected and stagnated state that the addition of millions annually, either from bacon curing or wheat growing, can be gained without sacrifice of income from Rome other source, probably more suitable or moie remunerative.- "The Field. H PwiNttd ana jhiblished for th* leepnetor by Picton review, at the H«nN" Qfficft* Cuile gquare, Carnarvon^