Llandudno Urban District Council. The monthly meeting of the Urban District Council was held at Llandudno last night (Wednesday). Mr. James McMaster presided, and the other members present were Messrs. R. Roberts. W. H. Jones, T. O. Thomas, T. W. Griffith, James Marks, E. E. Bone, Hugh Ed- wards, Pierce Jones, William Thomas, David Davies, T. Smith, George Woodyatt, F. J. Sar- son, W. O. Williams, and S. Chantrey; with the Clerk (Mr. A. Comolly), the Engineer and Surveyor (Mr. E. P. Stephenson), and the other officials. CHURCHILL'S MINSTRELS. The Byelaws Committee reported on the letter received from Mr. W. J. Churchill, in which he expressed his willingness to start his perform- ance at Easter and continue to the end of Octo- ber,provided he be permitted to perform in the Valley three nights a week, and the Committee recommended to agree to the proposal, subject to Mr. Churchill p,a-i- an additional rent of £125 per annum. Mr. William Thomas now moved that the minute be deleted, and Mr. James Marks seconded. The Clerk also read a petition from boatmen disagreeing with the recommendation. The amendment of Mr. Thomas was carried. THE FINANCIAL POSITION. Mr. J. O. Thomas said that arising out of the auditor's report, he had prepared some interest- ing figures which showed what a healthy posi- tion .some of the undertakings were in. it would be seen that additional loans had been raised during the year, amounting to nearly 10,000, but owing to the Council having paid a sum of over £ 11,000 towards repayment of principal monies borrowed, the loan debt at the end of the financial year was less by nearly £ 1 It was also important to notice the financial position of the gas and electricity undertakings. The net surplus of the gas concern was ZI,932, of which -f 038 was applied towards the rates and Z5cO placed to the reserve fund. With re- gard to the water and gas reserve fund, it might be pointed out that the reserve fund had now reached the limit of £ s^°°° required to be set aside under the Local Government Act of 1876. The net surplus in the electric light under- taking was ^1,189, of which ^95° was devoted to the rates, and £ 200 to the reserve fund. The electric light reserve fund at the end of the 31st March was ^3,442 He thought the Council could be congratulated upon being in such a satisfactory position when they came to consider the position of some neighbouring towns. CONGRATULATING A COUNCILLOR. Mr. James Marks referred to the elevation of their fellow Councillor, Mr. T. W. Griffith, to the Mages.terial Bench, and congratulated both him and the Council upon the honour which had been conferred unon them. He begged to propose a vote of congratulation to Mr. Griffith. Mr. E. E. Bone said that as a man politically opposed to Mr. Griffith he wished to second the proposition. He referred to the high character and fairmindedness of Mr. Griffith in all ques- tions that came before him. He felt that Mr. Griffith would do credit to the Bench as he had done credit to the Council. The proposition was carried amidst cheers, and Mr. T. W. Griffith briefly returned thanks.
Colwyn Bay Property Sale. From our advertising columns it will be seen that Mr F. A. Dew, property and general auctioneer, of Colwyn Bay, is holding an interest-- ing and important sale of building land at the Hotel Metropole, Colwyn Bay, this (Frida-) evening, at 6.30 for 7 o'clock. The sale includes seven lots of building land suitable for residential purposes, adjoining the Eirias stream, with a frontage to Abergele Road, which range in area from 379 to 2,540 square yards. Several of the lots have a number of timber and ornamental trees, which are to be included in the sale of the land. The sale also includes ten building sites in Grove Parle, ranging in area from 376 to 653 square yards. Several of these sites are suitable for the erection thereon of workmen's cottages, for which there is stated to be a considerable demand in the dis trict,
GLANCONWAY. b PERSONAL.Mr C. B. Jones-Mortimer, J.P., and family, who are away at present, will spend their Christmas holidays at Bryn Eis- teddfod. "THE EVENING SCHOOL.—H.M. Inspector reports as follows :—" This school is in excellent order, the instruction is sound and good, and the work of the scholars is thoroughly satisfac- tory." DIOCESAN INSPECTOR'S REPORT.—The religions instruction in the National schools con- tinues to be very well done. The children passed an excellent examination. Repetition, discipline, and tone arc excellent. School classed Excellent." One special prize for dis- tinction, four honours, five first class, eighteen second class, fourteen third class, sixteen fourth, class, and nine fifth class certificates were } gained. THE MYSTIC MIRROR."—For this year's country pantomime, Mr T. Lewis, B.A., head mast ex of the National Schools, has chosen "The Mystic Mirror, or the Prince, the Pearl, and the Peri," and the inhabitants know full well that a treat is in store for them. Mr Lewis does everything in a thorough way, and hard work, which is his wont, for a long time past, is sure to produce most excellent results. The per- formances in previous years have been. of a splendid and talented character, and the panto- mime intended to be produced on Wednesday and Thursd'ay, the 29th and 30th, will, we un- derstand, eclipse its predecessors. A MODEL SOUIRE.-Tle National schools were visited on Thursday, bv Dr. Travis, Medi- cal Officer of Health, accompanied by Dr. Crow- ley, from the Board of Education, London. The latter spoke in the highest terms of praise with regard to the dental work performed upon the ohlldren during the past three years, the ex- penses of which have been so kindly and volun- tarily defrayed by the Squire of the village, Mr C. B. Jones-Mortimer, J.P. This is a work very rarelv met with in connection, with a day school. and it is worthy of note that the Squire is the pioneer in North Wales of such a boon to the rising generation, for which he deserves every praise. DEATH OF MRS. HUGHES, PANTY- FFRITH —We regret to record the death of one of the most respected inhabitant of the village. Mrs. Hughes, of Pantyffrith. Mrs. Hughes, who was 67 years of age, passed away on Monday morning. She leaves two daughters to mourn her loss, one being in South-Africa and the other—Miss M. O. Hughes—was at home with )er mother. The funeral takes place to-day (Thursday), at St. Ffraid's Churchyard. The de- ceased was a member of the Bryn Ebenezer eM. Chapel. LITERARY MEETING.A..t the last meeting of the Bryn Ebenezer Literary and Debating Society, under the chairmanship of Mr. Robert Hughs. Fehn Ucha', the subject for discussion was Dr. Edwards o'r Bala, introduced by Deacon Evan Jones, Minafon. The other speakers were Mr. Evan Evans, xy Newydd, and the Rev. Robert Williams, M.A., pastor.
DOLWYDDELEN. CLAIM FOR WAGES.-At the Bettws-y-Coed Petty Sessions, on Saturday, before Col. John- stone and other magistrates, Robert Price, Dol- wyddelen, claimed /"6 19s. gd. from the Prince Uewelyo Quarry Company, being wages due. William Griffith, Bryn Tawel, also claimed £ 4 is. 1he Company was not represented. An order was made in each case. 1
Colwyn Bay Education Authority. A meeting of the Managers of the Colwyn Bay School District was held on Tuesday of last week in the Council Chamber, the Rev. John Edwards presiding, and the following members being pre- sent:—Mrs. T. M. Jones, Rev. Thomas Roberts (Llanelian), Rev. Peter Jones, E. H. Millward, Mr. H. E. Prichard, and the Clerk, Mr. J. J. Holmes. OXFORD LOCAL EXAMINERS. The Clerk read the following list of successes at the Oxford Local Exam. of Scholars during 1909, at the Higher Grade School:—Senior :-Gwyn eth Edwards, Hilda Griffiths, Rhoda Douglas, Gwladys Whitehouse, Richard Booth. Junior: Helen Booth, Gwyneth Edwards, Dorothy E. Jones, Bessie Jones, Myra Meadowcroft, George P. Hughes, H. Tudor Hughes, Lewis E. Valentine, William G. Williams, John Henry Roberts, Robert T. Davies, Frank Dobinson, Clarence Helsbv, Howard Hill, Archie Hill, Archie Huime, William Thomas, Norman R. F. Tucker. Preliminary Donald Clegg, Ivor Edwards, John M. Price, G. Horace Coulson, John Alfred Hughes. London Matricu- lation Douglas Hoyles. Preliminary Certificate (Part 11.): Norah R. Morris, Edgar Phillips. South Kensington (Chemistry), Advanced: Douglas Hoyles. Elementary: Albert Nevitt. Elementary (Practical): Douglas Hoyles. It was resolved that Mr. Griffiths, the head master, and the staff, be congratulated upon the satisfactory results. H.M. INSPECTOR'S REPORT ON THE COLWYN BAY COUNCIL SCHOOL. A letter was read from the organiser, enclosing a copy of H.M. Inspector's Report on the Conway- road School, which was as follows: Boys' De- partment Additional accommodation for about 50 boys has been recently provided, and the play- ground asphalted. The discipline is marred by the unpunctuality of several scholars, the first lesson on the time-table being interrupted by the arrival of these late comers; the behaviour of the boys while in school is satisfactory. Much of the work done is highly creditable, and I note with pleasure that a higher standard of attainments is being aimed at, and as the head-master is not con- fined altogether to one class he is able to go from class to class to direct the efforts of the members of his staff, and also to examine periodically the work of each standard. This he does most carefully. The elementary subjects are, on the whole, credit- able, there was some weakness in the reading 9f Standard II. this subject will, I am sure, improve. The class was a large one, and the majority of the scholars had not long been promoted from a lower standard. The composition and arithmetic books of the highest class were not all revised as this class is a large one the teacher should get help in marking the exercise books. It is of the utmost importance that all mistakes should be pointed out to the boys. If portraits of eminent persons, and pictures of places of historical interest were pro- vided it would help to give more reality to the teaching of history. Advantage should be taken of school walks and excursions to supplement the teaching of geography in the lowest standards, as the district is particularly rich in illustrations of the elementary notions of physical geography. The want of a piano is still greatly felt. Provision has been made for instructing the elder boys in handicraft. Girls' Department.-The premises have been much improved by the erection of two new class- rooms with partitions, offices, a new entrance, cloak room, and lavatories. The four new cupboards and teachers' desks are a great boon. The surface of the playground has been asphalted. This is of great advantage in the physical exercises. The Instruction of two classes with over a hundred scholars in the main room is carried on under some difficulty a curtain across the room, so as to isolate the classes, would be a great advantage. The discipline and instruction in this department are so thoroughly satisfactory that It is a pleasure to visit the school. The girls are clean and tidy, the tone and order are excellent, and the instruc- tion reflects the highest praise on the capable head- mistress and her staff. Although the syllabus is a wide OLe all subjects are carefully taught, and each class is periodically examined by Miss Grindley, whose criticisms on the work are just and helpful. The instruction in Standard 3, which is in charge of a young teacher without much experience, while satisfactory on the whole, does not reach the high level of the other standards. This teacher, however, teaches singing with marked success. The girls in the highest class under the immediate care of the headmistress are particularly bright and intelligent. It is to be hoped that lessons in cookery and laundry work will soon be resumed, and that means will be pro- vided to give instruction in practical housework." It was resolved to congratulate the head teachers upon the complimentary report.
Hockey. Those interested in North Wales hockey will be interested to learn that owing to the efforts of Mr H. V. Doughty Davies, Chairman of the Welsh International Selection Committee; Mr Wynne Reece, Hon. Secretary North Wales Hockey Association and Mr H. E. Roberts, the attempt by the South Wales Association to gain an in- creased representation on the International Selection Committee has been temporarily frustrated. The South Walians proposed that each Association should be allowed one member on the Committee for every twelve clubs, and by this arrangement South Wales would have had four repesentatives to one from North Wales. The present arrange- ment is that three members from each Association have seats, a chairman being appointed yearly from each Association in turn. The North Wales representatives contended that the resolution was out of order, as it is clearly stated in the rules of the Welsh Hockey Association that an article of association may only be changed at a special meeting held in the month of April. This protest was over-ruled in Wales, but upon appeal to the English Hockey Association, the parent body, the protest was upheld. The trial match East v. West will take place at Llandudno on Saturday. OLD COLWYN v. PRESTATYN. A very keenly contested mixed hockey match took place between the above teams on the ground of the latter on Saturday afternoon. The Colwyn team very much regretted their having to play with two short of the full team, but under the circumstances it was unavoidable. To add to this misfortune, about ten minutes after the bully off, Mrs Sidney, the visiting right half, twisted her knee very severely which necessitated her leaving the field for the rest of the game. Up to this point the visitors had pressed, and on continuing with only eight playere they still had most of the game, and about five minutes later Dr Davies opened their score. This was soon followed by another goal from Pryce Jones, who, receiving the ball from the centre forward, put in a shot which gave the opposing goal-keeper no chance. The play then became more even, and the home team through their centre forward and right inside, put in two goals within a few minutes of each other. No further scoring took place before half-time. On resuming the game Colwyn assumed the upper hand, and soon obtained a lead of two goals, through Dr Davies, who secured the second after a brilliant run through their defence from the centre of the field. This was again increased by a hard shot from Pryce Jones, which was quickly followed by another from Miss Hicks. Prestatyn then seemed urged to further efforts, aud twice got through the Colwyn defence before time was called. The visitors were left victors by 6 goals to 4. This was decidedly a very creditable win for Colwyn. The team which represented Colwyn was as follows:—Backs, Miss Osborn and J. Evans halves, Mrs Sidney, L, Lewis and J, Lewis; forwards, Miss Hicks, Lloyd, Dr jjDavies, and W. Pryce-Jones. |
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Colwyn Bay Golf Club. ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR. THE QUESTION OF SUNDAY PLAY. -The annual general meeting of the Colwyn Bay Golf Club was held at the Cafe Royal on Monday evening. There were present Miss L. Gamble, Miss T. Gamble, Miss Morris, Miss Whitehouse, Miss Smith, Miss Sewell, Miss Parry Evans, Miss S. Parry Evans, Miss Phillips, Miss Lasbrey, Miss Ethel Hovey, Miss M. Phillips, Mr and Mrs Robertson. Mr and Mrs Holmes, Dr. M. Venables-Williams, Dr. Nuttall, Dr. Ryle, the Rev. H. Elderkin, Messrs J. M. Porter, J. Peake, G. D'Arcy, C. Farring- ton, A. M. Ferguson, C. Phillips, C. H. Hard- ing, William Jones (N. P. Bank), T. E. Purdy, J. Manuel, C. E. Elcock, and D. M. Peacock. In the absence of the President of the club, Mr Charles Reynolds, Dr. M. Venables-Wil- liams was voted to the chair. The Hon. Secic- tary, Mr D. M. Peacock, presented his report as follows —It gives me great pleasure to be able to report that the club has again had a most successful year in every way, eclipsing even last year's records, which, as I informed you in my Last report, was one of the most successful in the club's history. This is very satisfactory, con- sidering the bad weather we have had during the whole summer. If it had been more favour- able, there is no doubt but that we should have done stilil better. The resident membershiD now numbers about 175. Fifty new members have been elected during the year, and there have beeni only twelve resignations. (Hear, hear.) The county members have considerably in- creased, the number being about 140, as against about ninety last year. The chief events of the year, the spring and summer meetings, were again well contested. The Porter cup was won by our captain, Mr C. H. Harding, and the Whitehead bowl (for which there were over thirty entries, which is a record) was won by Mr E. J. Bromley, a county member. The At Home" so kindly given by the President and Mrs Reynolds, was thoroughly enjoyed by all the members, who, turned up in great numbers. The Vice-Presidents have, as usual, given their hearty support to the club. The thanks of the members are due to the following ladies and gentlemen, who so very kindly gave prizes dur- ing the year:—Mr and Mrs Reynolds, Mr and Mrs Harding. Dr. and Mrs Venables-Williams, Miss Hale, Miss M. Morris, Mrs Robertson, Mr and Mrs Nunn, Mrs Brock, Mr J. M. Porter, Mr T. Stancliffe. and the committee. Thanks are also due to the ladies and gentlemen who gave luncheons and teas. We are, as you all know, making a great alteration in the course. This alteration, I feel: sure, will not only improve the course, but greatly increase the number of our visitors, whose common complaint was, that it was too short. I should like to mention that the committee feel fully justæfied in their selection last'year of Mr L. Green as professional and steward, the improvement in the green and the general up- keep of the course being very marked. (Hear, hear.) Mr Peaoock al'so expressed his gratitude at re- ceiving the honorarium with which he was lately presented ,and said it was very gratifying to him to know that his services had been appreci- ated. Later, in thanking the meeting upon his re-appointment as Hon. Secretary, Mr Peacock said the work had been heavy, but he had been pleased to do it. (Hear, hear.) The Captain's report was as fol)lows: -As the club has progressed so satisfactorily, and its future prosperity is assured, much has been and is being dbne to improve the course. Nine mat tees have been laid down, and those of the present grass tees, which require it, are being re-turfed. Drains have been laid at the first, third, and fourth holes, and are most satisfac- tory. The greens have been excellent all through the year, and we cannot do better than continue the same treatment. I thinik I may safely say that the only complaint of any moment which we hear is that the course is too short. This fault would have been remedied some time agoi had we possessed the means. The lengthening of the course is now being speedily carried out. The drainage of the new field is now practically completed. The alterations do away with all cross p lay, and girve us a nett gallrl in length of 368 yards, making a total length of 2,786 yards. They will be completed next Easter; and I confidently anticipate that we shall have the finest nine hole course in North Wales. (Applause.) The; reports were adopted unanimously. Mr William Jones, in presenting the Treasur- er's report, said the committee had decided that the financial year should' end in September. In consequence, his statement would refer only to nine months of the present vear. From the re- port it appeared that the income from various sources had been £580 odd, and the expenditure f331 odd, leaving a balance in hand of some ^249. The balance at the end of the yieiti would probably be about ^150, as Zioo was being spent on improvemenits to the course. £ 60 is being spent on drainage alone. The officers of the club were unanimously elected as follows:—President, Mr J. M. Por- ter Vice-President, Dr. M. Venables-Williams, Mr Mould, Dr. Naittal, and Messrs J. Brock, R. Tomlinson, W. Whitehead, D. Gamble, J. Crompton, T. G. Osborn, T. Stamcliffe, W. H. Bourne, and H. T. Shaw; Captain, Mr D. M. Peacock Hon. Secretary, Mr D. M. Peacock; Hon. Treasurer, Mr William Jbnes, N. P. Bank. The election of Mr Porter as President was enthusiastically received, and both he and the other gentlemen elected to fill position briefly addressed the meeting. Dr. Venables-Williams having to leave the meeting. Mr Porter took the chair. The Rev. H. Elderkdn asked the Chairman whether the committee were not exceeding their duty in making the three following innovations witlio-ut consulting the members of the club — i. In opening the club house on Sundays. 2. In advertising Sunday play. 3. In issuing tick- ets on Sunday. Mr Elderkin did not wislh, vo efntr-r into a controversy on the question of Sun- day play, but wondered whether the committee were justified in acting as they had done in this important and serious matter. Several members of the committee spoke, and from their remarks it appeared that it was left to the discrc-tionj of the steward whether or not to open the club house on Sundays; that the notice re Sunday play had been inserted in a year book without the knowledge of the com- mittee, who did not officially recognise Sunday play; and further, that as nothing could prevent using the links on SundJays, it would be absurd not to make any charge. There was some difference of opinion as to how long the issuing of tickets on Sunday had been in vogue, Mr Elderkin contending that it was quite a new departure, whilst others said the practice dated back from the early years of the club. Eventually, on the suggestion of the Chair- m;H1, Mr Elderkin agreed to leave the matter in the hands of the committee, for them to con- sider.
Gallant Lifeboatmen. On Friday at Beaumaris Sir R. Williams- Bulkeiley, on behalf of the Lifeboat Society, pre- sented Mr J. H. Burton, hon. secretary, and Mr William Pritchard, coxswain of the Penmon life- boat, with the Society's silver medial and thanks in recognition of the gallant services rendered by them and other members of the crew 00 the night of October 26th-27th. Addresses were given by Captain Preston, Mr H. R. Davies, Sir R. Williams-Bulkeley, and others, in which the warmest testimony was paid to the bravery of the Anglesey lifeboatmen and to their fine record of work in the past. During the proceedings Mrs Burton, wife of the hon. secretary, was presented by Mrs Wil- liams, wife of the Bishop of Bangor, with a bouquet of chrysanthemums.
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Dance at Oakwood Park Hotel, Conway. The annual private subscription dance in aid of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, took place in the spacious ballroom of the Oakwood Park Hotel, on Friday night, from 8.10. 0:01. to 2 a.m. The Committee who are responsible for this district in connection with this noble society are the Hon. Mrs. H. L. Mostyn (pre- sident), Mrs. Dalton, Mrs. W. M. Sever, Mrs. J. R. Williams, Mrs. Tom Hughes, Mrs. Hunter, Mrs. Cross, Miss Agnes Simpson, Miss Dora Lloyd, Miss Gwen Lewis, Miss Mabel Wood, Miss Nellie Jones. Miss Birdie Johnson, Miss Dean, Miss Rogers, and Miss Hilda Lewis. The honorary secretary of the committee is Mrs. Porter, and it is to her untiring efforts, assisted by a few ladies and gentlemen, that a handsome sum of over C15 will be handed over to the Society. Mrs. Porter has worked very hard again this year for the success of the dance, and she was rewarded with an excellent attendance of the elite of the neighbourhood. The dance was held under the patronage of the Lady Augusta Mostyn, Col. the Hon. H. L. and Mrs. Mostyn, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Jones-Mortimer, Mrs. Swinford Wood. Mr. and Mrs. Ephraim Wood, Colonel and Mrs. Gee, IVfr. Albert Wood, J.P., D.L., and Dr. R. Arthur-Prichard, M.D., J.P., C.C. The ballroom, which is considered one of the finest in North Wales, had been beautifully decorated for the occasion, the platform being exquisitely banked up with plants and chrysanthemums. The floor was in perfect condition, and on this occasion there were hardly any sitting out, as was the case in previous years, owing no doubt to the splendid music sup- plied by the Conwav Quadrille Band. The ladies' dresses mingled with the decorations of the ball- room created a beautiful spectacle. Everybody appeared to have spent a most enjoyable evening. During an interval, the company sat down to a supper, served by the hotel authorities, and the fact that Mrs. Bailey was at the head of this part of the programme is proof in itself that an excel- lent meal was provided, and that everybody en- joyed it. Mrs. Porter, the hon. secretary, desires us to sincerely thank all those who in any way con- tributed towards bringing the dance to such a suc- cessful issue. .c.
The u Maypoleons." The Maypoleons," who are now the largest retailers of choicest quality of butter, tea, and margarine in the kingdom, in other words, The Maypole Dairy Company, Limited," whose telegraphic address is the commanding title above, are, as usual, making the most appetising Christ- mas display of their three famous specialities at their well-known branches in our midst. As the payers of the record cheque for tea duty, which was, it may be remembered, for f,11,843 7s. id., and represented over five million pounds of their celebrated tea, the Maypole people naturally give pride of place to their dainty tea-packets through- out their establishments. On every side, therefore, one sees towers or pyramids built up of the singu- larly attractive packets of the fragrant leaf, just fresh from head-quarters, where they have been weighed and packeted by singularly ingenious electrical machines, thus doing away with the old and objectionable system of hand-packing. Indeed, in the case of all their specialities, the Maypole have practically dispensed with hand-work in the preparation and packeting of their goods, and it is therefore not to be wondered at that the Maypole shopmen and their shops and all their good things always give one the impression that cleanliness and wholesomeness are the Company's indispens- able preliminaries to give the public superb quality and marvellous money's worth. '1 his is no mere figure of speech, for the very best Maypole tea, an ideally perfect blend, at only one and-four-pence. is really marvellous rnoney's-worth, as countless millions of the keenest buyers among the British public have long since found out and proved for themselves. And the purchaser who goes in for tea, seldom leaves without a parcel of the famous British-made Maypole margarine, for which he pays at the rate of one shilling a pound, and with that pound receives a free gift of another half- pound of the same quality from the Company It is therefore, of course, to be expected, as indeed is the case, that this most nutritious and whole- some article, for every day use on the family table, I is now in universal demand. And as to the cele- brated butter, which first made the Maypole Dairy's name, we need say no more here than that it is now as ever the best possible value in pure butter that can be procured anywhere at its p-ipular price.
Menai Bridge Smithfield. Mr. John Pritchard's twenty-eighth annual show and :sale of fat stock for the Christmas markets took place on Monday, and was largely attended by buyers from Liverpool, Colwyn Bay, Llandudno Penmaenmawr, Llanfairfechan, Bangor, Carnar- von, Anglesey, &c The stock was pronounced to be the best for quality ever, exhibited at this Smithfield. The biddings were brisk and spirited throughout. Mr. T. J. Jones, of Llandudno, and Mr. John Jones, Colwyn Bay, acted as Judges of cattle and sheep, with Mr. R. Jones, of Portdinor- wic, as umpire. The auctioneer's prizes were awarded as follows :—For the best butcher's bull: 1St prize, University College Farm, sold for £ 25 5s. 2nd prize, Penrhyn Home Farm, sold for £20. The best bullock 1St prize, University College Farm, sold for C28 IOS. 2nd prize, Peorhyn Home Farm, sold for £ 26 5s. 1 he best heifer (20 com- peting) 1St prize, the Reps. of the late Mr. C. F. Priestley, Hirdrefaig, selling for £ 24 5s. 2nd prize, Penrhyn Home Farm, selling for f,22 5s. Best fat cow 1st prize, Penrhyn Home Farm, selling for £ 24 2nd prize, Mr. J. Matthews, selling for £ 19 5s. Best two bullocks 1St prize, Penrhyn Home Farm, selling for f28 and £ 25 2nd prize, Messrs Wil- liams, Garnedd Goch, s Iling for £22, and £23 15s. Five Welsh mountain ewes 1st prize, University College Farm, 25s. each 2nd prize, Mr. G. H. Williams, Braint, selling for 24s. each. Five Welsh mountain wethers: 1st and 2nd prizes, University CoJIege Farm, 47s. each and 36s. 6d. each. Five ewes of any other breed: 1st and 2nd prizes, Penrhyn Home Farm, selling for 39s. and 38s. each. Five wethers of any other breed 1st and 2nd prize, the reps. of the late Mr. C. F. Priestley, selling for 30s. and 28s. each. Messrs. Bibby and Son's 1st and 2nd prizes for the best bullock fed on their cake or meal were awarded to the Penrhyn Old Farm, the animals selling for £ 26 5s. and £ 28, their first and second prizes for the best cow or heifer being also awarded the Penrhyn Home Farm, the animals selling for f24 and £ 22 5s. Messrs Silcock and Sons prize for the best beast fed on their cake or meal was awarded to Mr. Parry, Lledwigan, selling for £ 22 10s. The principal vendors were Lord Pen- rhyn, 10 head of cattle, selling from t-17 las. to £ 28. each Messrs Williams, Garnedd Goch, 9 head of cattle, from £ 13 15s. to £ 23 15s.; University College Farm, 8 head of cattle, from ci4 15s. to £ 28 10s. Mr. Evans, Sarnfraint, 2 heifers, £ 39 15s, and a bullock, f 17; Mr. Brocklebank, Parciau, 5 head of cattle, averaging £ 17 3s. 4d. each Re- presentatives of the late Mr. C. F. Priestley, 3 bullocks and a heifer, selling for £90. ios. Mr. T. Roberts, Aber, 3 small bullocks, £38 12s. 6s. Mr. R. Bowen Roberts, Glanrafon, 4 head of cattle, averaging £ 21 3s. each Mr. Parry, Lledwigan, 6 head of cattle, averaging £ 21 10s. each Mr. G. H. Williams, Braint, 8 nice heifers, averaging over £ 16. each; Mr. Davidson, Panthowel, 8 head of cattle, averaging £14- 15s. each Mr. Davies, Plas- newydd Home Farm, 2 heifers, selling for £ 24 ISC; and £ 25 10s, each, 5 bullocks, averaging L24 8s. each, and others. Cross-bred wethers made from 26s. 6d. to 30s.; yearling Welsh wethers, 24s. to 47s.; Welsh ewes, 15s. 3d. to 25s. Shropshire ewes, 38s. and 395.; Southdown ewes, 30s. 6d.; lambs, 22s. 3d. to 26s. The total head of cattle cleared was 112, and 288 sheep and lambs, realising a total of £ 2,343.
Llanrwst Urban District Council THE PIG MARKET. The monthly meeting-of this Council was held on Friday evening-, Mr. Watling presiding. There were also present Mr T. Rogers Jones (vice- chairman), Messrs W. Hughes, W. J. Williams, Edward Mills, D. J. Williams, Griffith Jones, Albert Hughes, John Williams, William Jones, and Dr. Hnw Williams; with the clerk (Mr T. Latimer Jones) the Surveyor (Mr George Wynne); and Lighting Inspector (Mr T. R. Jones). TENDERS. For making a gate and railing-s to be fixed at the station entrance, there were six teti(iers- E. Lloyd Jones, £ i2i7s6d; E. Jones. Tal-y- bont, £ 12 15s; W. Thomas, The Walk, £ 12 ios; J. and R. Thomas, the Foundry, 1.,9 13s Hughes and Burrows, £ g 5s; T. Tudor Wil- liams, £ 9 2s 6d. Mr W. Hughes proposed that they accept the lowest tender. Mr John Williams seconded. Mr Rogers Jones said, at the last meeting they were in favour of local labour, and the Foundry was the lowest tender of those who would do the work locally. On being put to the vote 5 voted for the motion and 5 for the amendment, and the Chairman said he would give his vot, in favour of the lowest tender, which was carried. RIVERSIDE IMPROVEMENT. The scheme for the improvement of the river- side was further considered. Mr D. J. Williams moved that the scheme as. prepared by the Surveyor be adopted, at an estimated cost of £ 180. Dr Huw Williams seconded. Mr Albert Hughes moved an amendment that the Surveyor prepare a scheme not exceeding Mr John Williams seconded. A second amendment was moved by Mr Mills, That the matter be left for the present." This found no seconder. 0.1 being put to the vote the amendment of Mr A. Hughes was carried. STANDING ORDERS. The Clerk recommended the Council to adopt standing orders, which would expedite the vvotk. of the Council considerably, and a committee consisting of the Chairman, Vice-chairman, Messrs W. J. Williams, W. Hughes, and D. J. Williams, was appointed to look into the question. WORKMEN'S WAGES. Mr W. J. Williams drew attention to the fact that the workmen were only paid once a month or five weeks. He thought this a hardship, and proposed they be paid fortnightly. Mr Albert Hughes agreed, and seconded the motion. Mr Griffith Jones moved that they be paid weekly, and the original motion being withdrawn, the amendment was carried unanimously. THE PIG SALE SITE. The Clerk drew attention to the fact that there would not be another meeting prior to the 1st January, when the order of the Board of Agricul- ture would come into foice, and he wished to know where the pigs were to be placed after the ist January. Mr Mills gave notice that he would move that the resolution passed at the last meeting be te- cinded, namely, That they do not pave Sta tion-road." The Clerk reminded then that the time would have expired before the next meeting. Mr W. J. Williams said he realised that they were in a difficulty, and looking at the matter of the cost of putting down the cubes, they could at any time take them up, and he proposed that they authorize the Surveyor to order Yorkshire cubes at once, and proceed with the work at the estimated cost of £ 102 ios. The Chairman said although he would not go against Mr Williams' motion, he thought it was folly to pave Station-road, and he asked the Council if he had their unanimous consent to Mr Williams's motion. All agreed, and the motion was carried, and the Clerk was instructed to write to the Board of Agriculture that they were proceeding with the scheme, and asked that in the meantime they might be allowed an extension of time. Mr D. J. Williams moved another amendment, that they purchase Mr Charlton's site at once. Mr A. Hughes seconded. On being put to the vote 5 voted for the amend- ment and 6 against, and it was declared lost. POPLAR GROVE SEWER. The Clerk read letters from the Railway Company giving their consent to the opening up of a public road for laying down the proposed new sewer. He further stated that infi- C. Roberts, Plas Isa', and the Railway Company claimed the occu- pation road. If the former succeeded in his claim, he would want the sewer to run further back through the garden, and until this matter was settled he could not complete the agreements, which were necessary to send up to the Local Government Board when applying for the loan. 'The Surveyor said the running of the sewer further back would nd alter the scheme, except to the extent of L7 or k8 for an extra manhole. The Clerk asked if they desired him to apply for the loan or wait until the agreements were signed. On the motion of Mr John Williams, it was resolved to make application for the loan at once, and this was carried. It was further decided that the work be done by the Council, in order to give employment to the unemployed in the town. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS. It was decided to purchase two additional fire extinguishers, one to be placed at the Fire Station and the other at Mr J. L. Jones' establish- ment.
LLANFAIRTALHAIARIM. Y GYMDEITHAS DDIWYLLIADOL,—Cyn- haliwyd cyfarfod o'r gymdeithas uchod yn Ysgoldy y Cynghor nos Fawrth diweddaf. Llywyddwyd gan Mr J. Evans, Ty Capel. Testyn y ddadl ydoedd-" A ydyw ymddygiad merched yr Ethol- fraint i'w gyfiawnhau." Agorwyd o blaid gan Miss Griffith, Dolhaiarn, ac yn erbyn gan Mr W. Harrison, Denbigh-road. Cymerwyd rban ym- hellach ganMri E. Hughes, W. Owen, E. Harrison, R. Jones, T. Jones, J. Hughes, R. Roberts, E. T. Rowlands, Miss Owen a Miss E. Griffith. Wedi dadl frwd cafwyd mwyafrif o blaid ei hymddygiad.
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