COUNTY COUNCILLOR CHARGED WITH NEGLECT. INTERVIEW WITH THE REV. THOMAS PARRY J.P. Interviewed by a Weeklv Neus representative with reference to the charges made against him at the meeting of the Colwyn Bay Urban Dis- trict Council, that he had neglected his duties as a County Councillor, and that he had not done his best to secure the County School for Colwyn Bay after the passing of the Welsh Intermediate Education Act, the Rev. Thomas Parry, J.P., entered into a frank discussion of the whole position. I was astounded," remarked Mr. P.trry. to read the vehement speech made by Mr. William Davies, in which lie charged the dis- trict representative on the County Council with having sold Colwyn Bav in the matter of the County School, and in which he said that he felt desperately vexed that the man who had the matter in hand when they applied for the school did not know what he had done. It is true, he did not mention me by name, but most people are perfectly well aware that I was a County Councillor at the time in question, and that I an the person to whom reference is made. I may say, at once, that the charges levelled against me are entirely devoid of foundation." In that case, why was Mr. William Davies not asked to withdraw them ? I have written Mr. Davies several letters asking him to withdraw these charges, but he has not had the courtesy to answer my last two letters. There are certain personal obligations, to which I cannot refer here, but which are well known to Mr. William Davies, which should have protected me from such an attack as the one which he has thought fit to make upon me. I therefore welcome this opportunity of putting myself straight with the public of Colwyn Bay." Will you explain exactly what steps you took personally to try to secure the County School for Colwyn Bay." Almost immediately after the passing of the Welsh Intermediate Education Act," re- plied Mr. Parry, I offered a suitable site where- on to build a County School. For three years off and on, I tried to stimulate the interest of the residents of Colwyn Bay in the matter. A meeting was called and was duly advertised to be held in the Public Hall, but very few at- tended it. Again, in January or February, 1892, I warned a public meeting in Colwyn Bay that we were sleeping, arid likely to lose the opportunity for ever. In November, 1892, another public meeting was called, and was held in the Public Hall, at which I presided, but most of the gentlemen advertised to address the meet- ing did not put in an appearance." Is there any means of verifying these state- ments, Mr. Parry ? Yes, if you refer to the file of the Weekly News for November 24th, 1S92, you will find an account of the last meeting. Mr. John Roberts, Deputy Chairman of the Local Board, in pro- posing a resolution, said that I had offered to give land for building (or the value of it) some time before. Mr. James Wood said Here's Mr. Parry bringing this matter forward again and again, and you take no notice of it. Mr. Parry has been holding the apple before your mouths, and you will not take it.' The Rev. John Edwards stated that a meeting was called to consider this question some two or three years previously, but only about a dozen then attend- ed. Mr. Edwards further stated that a com- mittee was appointed on the former occasion, but it never met, because they were told that it was a forlorn hope." In what way was it a forlorn hope) Well." continued Mr. Parrv, it simply meant that the Joint Education Committee were tired of asking Colwyn Bay to undertake the necessary responsibilities in the matter of providing a site and a building fund of /1,200. The late Ir, Thomas Gee and Mr. J. E. Powell did all they could to induce Colwyn Bay to move in the matter. In the meantime, Abergele fulfilled the necessary conditions, and the County School was ultimately established at that place. You will see, therefore, that I did all that lay in the power of any man to get the school for Colwyn Bay, and there is not the shadow of an excuse for the attack made by Mr. William Davies upon me." Questioned as to his views upon the present position, Mr. Parry replied that as the school had been established at Abergele, and was doing such splendid work for the district, he thought it would be more honourable for Colwyn Bay to allow things to remain as they are. Besides," continued Mr. Parry, I think that the Higher Elementary School, with its low fees, meets the needs of the average Colwyn Bay parent far better than would a County School, with its comparatively high fees. The average rate of population attending the County Schools in Denbighshire is, I think, about eight per thousand. The combined population of Abergele and Colwyn Bav, according to the 1901 census figures (the figures given in the re- vised Intermediate Education Schedule) was !ess than 15,000. Therefore, the number of County School scholars could hardly be ex- pected to exceed 120. There are, I believe, well over a hundred in attendance at the Abergele County School, where there is accommodation for nearly double the number. Under these circumstances, I think it would be sheer folly to try and run two County Schools in the dis- trict, especially since the travelling expenses of all Colwyn Bay scholars who attend the Abergele County School are paid for them."
Abergele Smithfield. Mr. Chas. P. Sheffield was again favoured with a good all round supply of stock at the above Mart on Monday last. An excellent lot of fat cattle were shown, and the trade for these was -quite up to the last sale. Mr. Parry sold up to £ 14 7s. 6d.; Mr. Roberts, 14 17s. 6d. Mr. P. E. Hughes, £16 5s. Mr. Jones, Bodoryn, £ 17 17s. 6d. Mr. D. Miller, /14 17s. 6d. Mr. H. Griffiths, £14 2s. 6d. Mr. Rhys Davies, £ 17 and Mr. J. Owen, £ 15 7s. 6d. There was a good lot of dairy and store cattle shown, and though the trade was a shade lower, nearly all were sold, calving cows selling up to £ 19 12s. 6d. and store cattle /12. Fat calves were sold up to 78s. There was a full market of sheep and Iambs the trade for these being lower than the pre- vious markets, except for the best qualities. Fat sheep made up to 35s., and lambs 24s. fid. A large company of buyers were present, and there was a satisfactory clearance. A .covered shed for cattle-tying is now in course of erection, and this should greatly improve the convenience for inspecting the stock. Next sale takes place Monday, November 14. Prizes lists are now ready for the annual show and sale of Christ- mas fat stock on Monday, December 12th, f25 being given in seventeen classes.
■ ■ M Wednesday Football League. DEGANWY v. PENMAENMAWR. This match was played at Deganwy yesterday (Wednesday), in wretched weather. Winning the toss, the homesters played with a strong wind at their backs. The Penmaenmawr defence was safe for a long time, but at length J. E. Jones scored from the extreme right, and half time axrived with the Deganwy lads leading by a. goal. Though playing against the wind, the homesters more than held their own, and Hughes augmented the score from a penalty. Before the end Allan added another couple. Result: Deganwy, 4 Pcnmaemnawr, o.
The Mikado at Colwyn I Bay. SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCES AT THE VICTORIA PAVILION. A large and fashionable audience practically filled the Victoria Pavilion, Colwyn Bay. on Tuesday evening, when the third annual.amateur operatic performance arranged by Miss Lena Thomas was given with great success. In previous vears Miss Thomas has presented H.M.S. Pinafore and The Yeomen of the Guard," and now she gave another Gilbert and Sullivan gem. The Mikado." Miss Lena Thomas is reii(lei-ii an excellent service to Cohvyn Bay by getting up these annual entertainments—a service which fully merits public appreciation. They arc held in the winter, when there are none too many amusements at Colwvn Bay they enable the townspeople to meet together under agreeable circumstances and they are the means of bringing out local talent which otherwise might find no opportunity of being developed. In addition, the concerts give an impetus to certain departments of trade. As on the former occasions, the opera was produced under the direction of Mr. E. Thornley- Dodge, that master of stagecraft who has afforded so much pleasure to Colwyn Bay audiences. Once again the musical director and conductor was the popular Mr. H. Lyell-Tayler, whose name will ever be associated with some of the most successful musical seasons in the history of Colwyn Bay. The music of the opera was rehearsed under the direction of Mr. Arthur Simpson and Mr. F. E. Schiele (Manchester and District Bank), and Mr. Schiele also acted as business manager and treasurer for Miss Lena Thomas. The opera was most elaborately staged, the scenery and costumes being excel- lent in every way, and the make-up of principals and chorus was remarkably good. The costumes were bv Liberty & Co., through their sole North Wales agents, Messrs. Allen & Sons, Station road, Colwyn Bay, and by Burken- shaw & Sons, Liverpool, whilst the periquier was Mr. J. Barker, Station-road, Colwvn Bay. THE CAST. The following was the cast :—-The Mikado of Japan. Mr. G. C. Skelsev Nanki-Poo, Mr. W. Hughes; Ko-Ko (Lord High Executioner), Mr. E. Thornley-Dodge Poo-Bah (Lord High Everything Else), dr. A. E. Bird; Pish-Tush (a Noble Lord), Mr. O. W. Roberts Yum-Yum, Pitti-Sing, and Peep-Bo (three sisters—wards of Ko-Ko), Miss May Thomas, Miss Elsie Crow- tlier, and Miss Louie Clark Katisha (an elderly lady, in love with Nanki-Poo), Miss Lena Thomas chorus of schoolgirls, nobles, and guards —Misses May Clarke, Amy Croker, Dorothy Davies, Ruth Gregory, Violet Harrison, Jennie Jones, Gladys Lloyd, Clara Miller, Vera Malam, Laura Morgan, Elsie Potter, Kate Roberts Marie Roberts, Nellie Smith, Mary Sager, Jennie Sager, Gladys Tozer, Lilla Trinnick, Hilda Wharton, Walker, Mrs. Daley, Messrs. A. Bregazzi, Davenport, Daley, E. H. Fleet, Gil- ham, Hulme, Haslem, Hooson, J. Roberts, Taylor, G. Madren, G. Wadge, J. O. Williams, R. E. Williams, and H. Warlow. Mr. Lyell-Tayler was most cordially welcomed on taking his place at the conductor's desk, and under his masterly guidance the very capable orchestra did full justice to the introductory music, the rendering being marked by that crispness which is such a conspicuous feature of Mr. Tayler's work. Mr. C. Montague Birch, at the piano, acquitted himself with distinction. There was hearty applause when the rising of the curtain disclosed a brilliant stage picture, the courtyard scene, which was only excelled in beauty by the subsequent garden scene. From start to finish the audience were kept in roars of laughter, the whimsical Gilbertian humour being treated with marked success. The act- ing throughout was excellent, and there was plenty of life and movement on the stage, and if nt -times tl1t vocal mimic -w-p.s a trit1e weak, that is only what is experienced at almost every amateur production. Taken as a whole, the performance was decidedly good, and great credit is due to all responsible for it. The versatile Mr. Thornley-Dodge was of course the life and soul of the whole production. His drolleries fairly brought down the house, and he was obliged to respond to innumerable encores. The oftener Mr. Thornley-Dodge comes to Col- wyn Bay the better is he liked, and it is to be hoped that his visits will be much more frequent than in the past. Not only did he fill his own difficult role with brilliant success, but he carried his colleagues with him throughout, and his gaiety and humour permeated the whole work. The other notable success of the evening was the Pooh-Bah of Mr. A. E. Bird. This clever elocu- tionist and actor has many times created de lighted surprise at Colwyn Bay, but his first local appearance in comic opera eclipsed all his previous successes. Mr. W. Hughes possesses a light tenor voice well adapted to the music allotted to Nanki-Poo, and there was plenty of treedom and spontaniety about his movements. Mr. \V. O. Roberts is a well-known and popular baritone who made an impressive figure as Pish-Tush. The Mikado of Mr. G C. Skelsey gave promise of better things in the early future. Miss May Thomas nade a pleasing Yum-Yum, and gained enthusiastic applause, and was most cleverly supported by her charming sisircrs." Miss Elsie Crowther and Miss Louie Clark, as Pitti-Sing and Peep-Bo. NeedLss to say, the trio sang and acted with much vivacity and acceptance. Miss Lena Thomas undertook the somewhat thankless part of Katisha with con- spicuous success, and her solos were heartily encored, as also were the duets with Mr. Thorn ley-Dodge. The chorus of schoolgirls, nobles and guards deserve unstinted praise for the all round excellence of their work, of which the audience testified its appreciation in cordial fashion. Principals and chorus were admirably supported by the orchestra under the capable baton of Mr. Lyell-Tayler. The performance was repeated on Wednesday evening before another big house, and proved eminently successful. This (Thursday evening the iamc company will appear in The Mikado at the Grand Theatre, Llandudno, where they arc assured of an encouraging reception.
Forthcoming Marriage. I The marriage arranged between "he Uev. T. E. Timothy, Rhos-on-Sea, Vicar of Rhesycae, Flintshire, and Peilita Alice Spencer Comber, daughter of the late Thomas Denison Comber, Valparaiso, Chili, and of Mrs. Comber, 9, Northgate, Regent's Park, N.W., will take place in the Parish Chiurch, Marylebone, at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, November gth.
a.- a The collation of Archdeacon Wynne Jones as Dean 0& St. Asaph, of C-inon Fletcher as Arch- deacon of Wrexham, and of the Rev. D. Davies, Vicar of Wrexham, as canon will take place on Saturday next. Their installation will not take place before November -oth.
Bronchial Asthma. Suffered 20 years, cured by VENO'S LIGHTNING COUGH CURE. Mrs. Joel Chapman, Wardhedge, Flitton, Ampthill, Beds., writes:—"For over 20 years I suffered dreadfully from bronchial asthma, which was attended with nasal catarrh and blood-spitting. I thought I should never be any better, but one day I tried Veno's Lightning Cough Cure and was relieved after one dose, I could breathe freely iand naturally through the nose, the blood-spitting has stopped, and now I am quite cured." Ask for Veno's Lightning Cough Cure for coughs, colds, bronchitis, asthma, catarrh and children's coughs, gid., is. lid. and 2S. od. of all chemists
I An Abergele Motor Car Case] VERDICT FOR THE PLAINTIFF. Judge Moss has forwarded to the of the Rhyl County Court, his judgment in the I Abergele motor car case. In this action the plainti if was the Rev. Thomas Jenkins, the Rector of St. George, and the defendant was a Cheshire gentleman named Edward Wood head, living at Andover, near Chesterfield. In the course of a lengthy judgmcnt, His Honour, after having described the collision which took place between the cars of the inter- ested parties on May the 24th bst, went on to I state that although the plaint!i't's car was seri- ously damaged, fortunately none of the occu- pants of either car were injured. The plaintiff had alleged that the collision was due to the negligent driving of the defendant's car and claimed £ 29 s, bd. by way of damages. fendant, on the other hand, contended that the plaintiff was to blame, and counter-claimed i,7 14s. 3d. damages done to his car by the col- lision. In his evidence the plaintiff, who was corroborated by the other occupants of the car, had alleged that for a distance of eighty yards before reaching the cross roads, where the col- lision took place, he sounded his hooter and kept sounding it until the cars collided. The plaintiff, according to his own evidence, was travelling at crawling speed, and on his right was a high wall eight feet high, so that the occupants of the car could not see those of the other car. When he arrived at the cross-roads, he saw the defendant's car coming at the. rate of I thirty miles an hour, and it was then ten or twenty yards away. To avoid a collision, he turned his car in the direction of Abergele, but the other car struck him with such force as to turn his car round, so that the front faced St. George. The point of impact became a material ques- tion in the case, as would be seen later. The I defendant's driver, on the other hand, gave quite a different version of the accident. He said that he was going at the rate of about twenty miles an hour, and that when he came to the danger signal, 58 yards from the centre of the cross roads, he put on his hand-brake, put the car out of gear, and let her run slowly to the cross roads. He was then, when he came level with the wall, only going at the rate of ten or twelve miles an hour. He then saw the plain- tin's car when it was about fifteen yards away, and going at the same pace as he was, or perhaps a little faster. He then swerved, to avoid the impact with the plaintiff's car, but he alleged that he was struck by the plaintiff's car in the centre of his own car. His (plaintiff's) near side I front wheel (the defendant said) struck his car, and both cars turned round facing St. George. Defendant also said that the plaintiff had lost all control of his machine. Defendant's driver had admitted, however, in cross-examination, that he did not sound his horn until he was within ten yards of the cross roads, nor did he hear the plaintiff's horn sounded. A Mr. Mortimer, one of the occupants of the car, corroborated I the defendant's story. He said that the plain- tift's car struck their footboard, and that he came straight at them, and that his radiator ran into their footboard, but he thought that his near front wheel struck them first. When cross-examined this witness had said that the plaintiff came straight at them and did not turn to the left at all. Now, if the defendant's version was right, one would expect to find the two front wheels, more particularly the near front wheel, and the radia- tor of the plaintiff's car damaged, and for that reason His Honour adjourned the case for the attendance of Mr. John Pierce, who repaired the plaintiff's car. That witness spoke posi- tively as to the point of impact being the middle part of the front wheel on the right. That meant the offside of the plaintiff's car. The front right wheel had been broken, the spokes had been driven in and splinted, but the left side was not touched, nor was the radiator damaged. The right hand side back wheel was also damaged by being splinted, the tyre being punctured like the front one. To his mind, that evidence was absolutely conclusive as to what had taken place at the time of the collision, and the defendant's driver and the occupants of his car must have been entirely mistaken as to what really did happen. Apart from the evidence of the plaintiff and the occupants of that car, they had the evidence of two independent witnesses as to the plaintiff having sounded his horn when he was approach- ing the cross roads in question. They also spoke of the slow rate at which the car was going. Concluding, His Honour states that in his opinion the collision was due entirely to the negligence of the defendant's driver in neglect- ing the warning of the danger signal, and in approaching the cross roads with a blind wall on his left, so that he could not see what was coming, especially at the great speed at which he was going. Nor did he sound his horn in time, so that when he got to the cross roads he had no control over his car, owing to the speed at which he was going, to avoid the accident in question. He could not allow the item of £6 10s. in the plaintiff's claim, but he gave judgment for the plaintiff for 199 9s. 6d., less that amount, namely. £22 19s." 6d., and costs. He also gave judgment for the plaintiff Jenkins on the counter-claim with costs, but the plaintiff would have to pay the costs occasioned by the non-production of the witness Pierce. His Honour also allowed plans and the fee of one surveyor qualifying to give evidence.
Abergele Sparks. According to Tit-Bi!s, the little imp known as the housefly, is blessed with no less than 10,000 I eyes. Ye gods no wonder the rascal is so difficult to catch. But whether it has 10,000 eyes or not, I am positive that there are count- less thousands of bald-headed men in these realms who are quite prepared to believe that the innocent-looking housefly has more than ten thousand legs and feet. How these friskly creatures do torment a poor fellow with a bald patch on his cranium I see that Mr. Ilarrv Evans, the famous or- ganist and conductor of musical festivals, is having an uncompromising go at some of our Welsh hymn tunes. Hear, hear, and loud applause. Hymns of praise, indeed The fact of the matter is, some of our tunes, especially those of them composed in the minor key, which adorn (?) the pages of our hymn-books, are only fit to be sung into a gramophone tied under the overcoat of a scarecrow to frighten the croaking and seed-devouring" brain" from the poor farmers' cornfields. And the words of some of the hymns are as bad as the tunes—gloomy enough to drive a weak and doubting Christian to the belief that his never- dying soul is booked to spend eternity in the Bottomless Pit. For instance, what do you think of the hymn which begins— Ni fuasai gennyf obaith, Am ddim ond iIIamau syth, Y pryf nad yw yn marw, A'r t'wyllwch dudew byth ? Very cheering words en a "bright Sunday morning, aren't they ?-" straight flames and the worm that never dieth And these encouraging lines of poetry (!) arc sung to that melodious hymn-tune, Bryniau Cassia," the strains of which are melancholy enough to dis- locate the Cambrian Railway goods traffic, or drive the Shah of Persia to marry an extra thousand wives. If Christianity means any- thing, it means hope and happiness. But what sort of hope can a living, perplexed soul ever get out of such words and music as I have herein referred to ? More power to Mr. Harry Evans, say T. SEARCHLIGHT. -t'
Old Colwyn and District I Agricultural Society. j. A meeting ot the Management Committee of j the Old Colwyn and District Agricutural Society held at the Marine Hotel on Monday even- ing. In the absence of the Chairman, Mr. I). Mac. Nice! the chair was taken by Mr. John Jones, Tevrdan Hall; there were also present Messrs. F. Borthwick, W. Callow, W. Pryce- Jones, Thomas Jones (Twnan IJcha'), J. NN". I Lloyd. S. Pendlebury, W. H. River, C. F. Ro- berts, J. Wood, the Hon. Treasurer (Mr. Charles Reynolds, Parr's Bank), and the Secretary (Mr. R. Martin Smit(1). in submitting a statement of accounts to date, tiie Hon. 1 reasurer referred to an anonympus communication which had appeared in the local Press in reference to the publication of a balance sheet. Some individual who signed himself A Member," had written asking how it was I' that, if the National Eisteddfod could publish a balance sheet in three wckc:, one had not yet appeared for the Show held early in July. Mr. Reynolds explained that a preliminary state- ment of Accounts of the Shoa held on the 13th July had been given to the committee on the 20th, a week after the Show, but that, by the rules or the Society, their year ended on the J 1st December. It was, therefore, quite im- possible to make out a balance sheet until after that date. As to the anonymous letter, he pro- posed that no notice should be taken of it. Such things were better treated with the contemnt they deserved. The Secretary also pointed out that it was incorrect that a balance sheet of the [National Eisteddfod had been published. preliminary statement had been issued, but he was informed on excellent authority that the balance sheet could not be published for another month at least, so that this nameless person was entirely wrong in all his facts. Several other members spoke agreeing with Mr. Reynolds' proposition that the anonymous letter to the Press be treated with contempt, and a. very hearty vote of thanks and confidence in both the Hon. Treasurer and the Secretary was proposed by Mr. Borthwick, seconded by Mr. Lloyd, and carried unanimously. From the statement which the Treasurer then proceeded to read, it appeared that the Society was in a very flourishing condition. In spite of the fact that the prize money had been in- creased by £ 51, and judges' fees by £ 7, and that .£8 10s. had been spent on a grand" stand, and 15 10s. on insurance, they still had a balance in hand of over i27. The entry fees had practically doubled—last Show, £ 32 10s. tkl this year, £ 63 19s. 6d. and by the rules, £ 10 Is. had been allowed in reduced entry fees to members, and there was also the preliminary expense of form- ing the Society this year. In fact. the standard of the Show—or perhaps the speaker should say the Society- -had been raised all round. It was proposed to hold the annual dinner sometime in January, and a small sub-committee was anointed to make the necessary arrange- ments. It was also decided to hold a general meeting of the Society on the 14th inst.
A Missing Jar of Brandy. POLICEMAN'S RUSE. About half-past four o'clock on October 24th a London and North-Western Railwav carter de- livered a consignment of spirits at the Queen's Hotel, Old Colwyn. It consisted of three jars and two cases, which he unloaded in the yard of the hotel. He then took his delivery book to the barmaid, Miss Parsonage, who, on his informing her that he had brought the three jars and two cases of spirits, signed for them, but did not herself see them. The goods were left out in the yard all night, and next morning it was discovered that one of the jars, full of brandy, had disappeared. The police were in- formed, and Police Constable John Williams, Penmaenrhos, found the missing jar in a thicket in a field not far from the hotel. He took it to the manageress, who identified it, and found the seal unbroken. At the request of the officer, the contents were poured out into another vessel, and the jar was filled with water, reseated, and placed in its hiding place in the clump of trees. Suspicion having fallen upon a quarryman named Rocieric Jones, living at Penmaenrhos, he was questioned about the missing jar, and he conducted Police-Constable Williams and Police- Constable Holgate, of the Denbighshire force, to the place where he said he had hidden it. It was found in the place he described. He then told the officers that he had been that morning to the thicket with the intention of taking the jar of brandy back to where he had brought it from, and he then saw that it had been removed. He was surprised to find it there when he accom- panied the officers to look for it. Roderic Jones was charged with the theft at a special meeting of the Magistrates at Colwyn Bay yesterday, Dr. Montague Williams presid- ing. The two officers gave him a good char- acter, his only fault being that he took a little drink. It was admitted that lie was a little under the influence of drink when he took the jar from the hotel yard, and that he had passed it in going through the yard to the tap- room. The manageress of the hotel stated that she did not know that the spirits had been delivered by the railway carter. The defendant was fined 10s. and costs, amounting to 27s. in all. p -Tinr 0 a
Llanrwst Rural District Council. The monthly meeting of this Council was held on Wednesday, Mr. John Roberts, J.P., presid- ing. Others present were Messrs. David Owen, David Lewis, Isaac Hughes, Evan Roberts j Robert Williams, J. O. D. Jones, and John Owen with the Deputy Clerk (Mr. Arthur Owen), and the Surveyor, Mr. M. Roberts).— A letter was read from the County Council re encroachment of river at Bont Newydd, Eglwys- bach. There was also a letter from the Eglwys- bach Parish Council.The Clerk explained tha the contents of the letter was a complaint that owing to the formation of a lake in the centre of the river by Lady MacLaren, this impeded the natural flow of the water and at times caused a back water.—Mr. Evan Eoberts (Eglwvsbach) thought this a matter for the Parish Council rather than for them. It also concerned the owner of Dolhyfryd. The Surveyor said Lady MacLaren owned the brook at the spot where the lake was formed, and this was merely back water which sometimes did affect the public footpath to a slight extent. He had heard of an agreement existing between Lady MacLaren and the owner of Dolhyfrvd, but did not know the purport of it, but he was of opinion it was a matter for the owner of Dol- hyfryd and the Parish Council. It was decided to leave the matter in the hands of the Surveyor and the two members for Eglwys Eglwysbach. The Surveyor stated that the Road Improve- ment Committee had decided upon the improve- ment at Eglwysbach as suggested by this Coun- cil, the total cost of which would be £ 56, but he did not know whether the Committee intended to provide the whole of the sum, or part there- of. The Chairman referred to the illness of Coun- cillor David Jones, Llangernyw, and desired to move a vote of sympathy with him in his illness, and also that they as a Council hoped he would have a speedy recovery to his former health. He was a good and useful member of that Coun- cil, and always regular in his attendance, and they could not afford to be without such mem- bers. Mr. Evan Roberts seconded, and the vote was unanimously carried.
Boarding Establishments and Private Hotels. m MEADOWCROFT PRIVATE HOTEL, Llanerch Road and Promenade. MISS M. M. MORRIS (Late Conway Road). A TH E Establishment commands a magnificent view of woods, and country for many miles. South aspect. Private Sitting Room. Separate Tables. Fine Billiard Room. Nat. Tel. 226. Telegrams: "Meadowcroft."
COLWYN BAY. LIST OF VISITORS. PWLLYCROCHAN HOTEL. J. S. Littlewood, Esq. resident Mrs Littlewood, do S Hodgkinson, Esq, Liverpool H VV Wilson, Esq, do Mrs Wilson, do H Heyman, Esq, Ilkley Mrs Heyman, do Miss Heyman, do A G C Harvie, Esq. M.P,, Littleborough Mrs Hornby and maid, London H Goldschmidt, Esq, Manchester Miss Heine, do Mrs Hornby and Maid, London Nurse Cleburne, do Mrs Campbell, Athlone Mrs Dowson, Meuston •Sydney Crook, Esq, Ambleside Mrs Crook and Maid, do Master Herbert Crook, do N. Gray, Esq., Manchester Miss Gray, do R Duxbury. Esq, Bury Mrs Duxbury. do R Ashworth, Esq, do P Diebert, Esq. Mainz Mrs Sandys, Brooklands F G Sandys, Esq, do Miss Sandys, do Miss E Sandys, do Master C Sandys, do S Ravenscroft, Esq, Birkenhead J Crossley, Esq, Halifax The Hon. A. Douglas Pennant and maid, London Rev Canon Hobson, Athlone Mrs Hobson, do E Oliver, Esq, Bowdon G Haworth, Esq, do Mrs Haworth, do COLWYN BAY HOTEL. C. Lake, Esq, Stockport Mrs Lake, do J Hawkins, Esq, Cheshire Mrs Hawkins, do J Meachin. Esq, do Colonel Howard, Buxton Mrs Tinker. Alderley Edge Mrs Crowshaw. Cheadle J E Crabtree, Esq, Dewsbury Mrs Crabtree, do W H Sutton, Esq, Manchester Miss Sutton. do Miss M R Sutton, do S T Stott, Esq. and chaffeur Wilmslow Mrs Stott. do A Smith, Esq, Bramhall Mrs Smith, do Miss Smith, ao Eltoft, Esq. do Mrs Eltoft, do Doctor Forsyth, Bradford Miss Broadbent. do W Reiss, Esq. Blundellsands Dr Earle, Ripon Miss Earle, do Miss E Earle, Sheffield F Eckersley, Esq, Ashton-under—Mersey Mrs Eckersley, do Miss M Eckersley, do Master C Eckersley, do Miss Woodward, do The Rer Mr Nicholas, Flint Mrs Nicholas, do Downs, Esq, Huyton Mrs Downs, do Doctor Quinton Bown, Buxton Mrs Bown, do HOTEL METROPOLE. Rev A W Bird Jones Mrs Bird Jones Rev Swan, London J Cook, Esq, Dublin Mrs Cook, do A Wells, Esq, London J 0 Thomas, Esq, Manchester T W Baur, Esq, Birmingham T Eastwood, Esq, Cardiff C F Cox, Esq, London P Lazarus. Esq, Manchester J Lang, Esq. do Rev Jos. Jackson, Liverpool Mrs Jackson, do J Birch, Esq, London Mrs Birch. do Mons. Verbrugghen, Glasgow Miss Cullen, do D E Nichols, Esq, do J Messens, Esq, do James Wheeldon, Esq, Manchester I Miss Wheeldon, do J Sparks. Esq, Manchester J Capstick. Esq, Liverpool H J Walker. Esq. Huddersfield J Jordan, Esq, Manchester FTyrer, Esq, Liscard J R Kelly, Esq, Chester H D Thomas, Esq. Manchester W E Jesty, Esq, do J Cook, Esq, Dublin Mrs Gocderidge Heard, Liverpool Miss Gooderidge Heard, do A Fox, Esq. do G McNee, Esq, London Lyell Tayler, Esq, do Mrs Lyell Tayler. do LOCKYER'S PRIVATE HOTEL. Mrs Walker and maid. Bolton Mrs Parke, Withnell Fold, near Chorky Miss Wilson, do W Singleton, Esq, Manchester Mrs Singleton, do J Singleton, Esq, do Mrs J Singleton. do Miss Oldrovd, Huoidetsfield Miss G Oldroyd, do Mrs Hamilton King. Bollington Miss Hamilton King, do Mrs Brierley, Southport Mis Musgrave. Chester Miss Musgrave, do A W Crabtree, Esq, Manchester Mrs Crabtree, do ST. WINIFRED'S. Mr and Mrs Brierly, Rochdale Dr Beatrice Webb Birmingham Mrs Dove, Cardiff Mr W Dove, Rhyl Miss Jackson, Manchester Mr and Mrs Waite. do Mr and Mrs Chesshire, do Mrs Baxter. Birmingham Miss Wilson, Manchester Miss Clarke, Nottingham Mrs Moss. Manchester Moss, Esq. do Mr and Mrs Wood, Bishop Auckland Mrs Land ear. Wotverhampton Miss Gray, Rhos
—————————————————— Colwyn Bay Education Committee. Till". COUNTY SCHOOL QUESTION. SCHOOL OAR I) E NIN G. This authority met at Colwyn Bay on Wednes- day, the Rev. John Edwards (Chairman) presid- ing. The attendance included Mrs. Lumley, Rev. Peter Jones, Mr E. H. Millward, Mr. H. E. Pilchard, Mr. J. Berth Jones, Rev. Thomas Roberts, and Mr. T Hoskins; with the Clerk (Mr. F. J. Holmes). A discussion took place on the report, exclu- sively published in the Weekiv News," of H.M. Inspectors on the Colwyn Bay Higher Grade School. The Chairman said there were two points re- ferred to by the Inspectors, one of which re- lated to the provision for the scholars' dinner hour, which called for special attention, and he suggested that the special committee deputed to deal with other things in connection with the school be asked to take those matters also into their consideration. The Chairman's suggestion wa.3 adopted. Rev. Peter Jones said lie gathered on a visit to the Colwyn Bay boys1 school that one of the teacheis from there bad been transferred to the Hiahen tirade School Win was responsible for that ? The Chairman -epi 'ed that he had been to the school on the previous day. It was unfor- tunate that one of the elementary school teacher was away in Liverpool for a week fitting for an examination ait the same time th change to which Mr. Peter Jones referred took place. The teacher who acted temporarily now at the Higher Grade School occupied the place of Mr. Glynne Jones, the science master of +hat school, who was away on holiday. Mr. Griffiths, the Higher Grade School headmaster, had been in communication with the Education Office at Rvthin abo-it the matter, and it was by their consent that the teacher from the elementary school, who was qualified to take science classes. Clerk of the Local Education Committee. Rev. Peter Jonas complained that such a mat- ter should have been brought to the notice of the. emergency committee, and, further, that the headmaster of the Higher Grade School had communicated with Ruthin 1 other than with the Clerk of the Loal Ed imtion Committee < Mr. Prichard said he could not see that the headmaster was so much to blame as the Ruthin officials, because the latter should have referred their correspondent to the local committee On the motion of Mr. Millward, seconded by the Rev. T. Roberts, it was decided that all such correspondence should in future be sent to the committee, and that copies of the resolu- tion be forward to the Local Education Author- ity and the headmasters of schools in the dis- trict. Mr. Prichard remarked upon the irregular manner in which certain phases of the commit- tee's work was conducted and gave notice that at the next meeting he would move that stand- ing orders be framed for the guidance of the officials ard the committee THE COUNTY SCHOOL QUESTION. Mr Millward said he observed from a report that a meeting was to he convened at Colwyn Pay shortly vith the object of discussing with the members oi the Colwyn Bay Ratepayers' Association the question with regard to the proposed conversion ol the Colwyn Bay Higher Grade School into a county School. Was he to understand that that meeting was to be conven- ed by the Education Committee, and were all the members to attend it? The Chairraan replied that it was only in- tended to give the Colwyn Bay members an opportunity of discussing the matter with the Ratepayers' Association. He took it that it was a matter for Colwyn Bay ratepayers only. Mr. Millward Oh, very good. At a later stage the Clerk produced in con- nection with another matter a copy of the County Education Committee's minutes relat- ing to certain facts. Air. Millward sled for permission to peruse the little volume, and added that Abergele mem- bers had tried in vain to get certain facts and figures bearing upon the cost of education at •clwyn Bay. He wanted to know whether the Chairman s figures at the Ratepayers' Associa- tions meeting last week with reference to the Colwyn Bay Higher Elementary School were correct. He had good reason to believe thev were not. The Chairman answered that whitevei state- ment had been made at the meeting in question he was prepared to substantiate. He had ob- tained official figures from Ruthin bearing out what he had said. Mr. Millward Will you submit that state- ment of figures to me? I will be much obliged to you if you will. We can't get it. The Chairman I have no objection to that. It tnere is anything we are anxious about at C olwyn ^Bay, it is to be fair to Abergele. Mr. Millward replied that there was no ill- reeling at Abergele towards Colwyn Bay. The educationists of both districts seemed to be at cross purposes, and he hoped things would straighten out tocn OLD COLWYN SCHOOL. Tenders for certain gas fittings at the Old Colwyn Council School were opened, and that from Mr. J. H. Pearce, plumber, Old Colwyn was accepted at £8 10s d., the lowest price quoted. GARDENING BY RURAr, SCHOLARS A letter from Mr. Syl. Marston, of the Bet- tws (Abergele) School, was read, enclosing for the perusal of the Clerk a box full of fiowert4. cultivated by his schoolbovs in tne school gar- den as specimens of what was grown by the children. rhe garden itself, said the writer has been very successful ail ,ound, and the boys have taken the keenest interest in it. Th" writer added that the bovs also had splendid specimens of potatoes, carrots, parsnips, spring omons, AaUM autumn onions (some M inched round ana weighing lbs.}, turnips, beetroot, peas, beans, vegetable marrows but an effort to cultivate the tomato plant outside rroved un- successful. Mr Marstcn commended garden- ing study to the County School teachers be- the monotony of the school- room, and taug u thrift, tidiness, and foresight to the children. If it were possible to establish S f-mong school gardens, he would be delighted to start any teacher with chrys- anthemum iplants for next yedr. 7 The Chairman remarked that the progress of by Mr- credlto-ble to him. mittee's congratulations to Mr m" the success of his efforts. arston upoa
Dr. Pierce's Cure for Consumption. The Great Discovery of the Age. DR. PIERCES GOLDEN MEDICAL DISCOVERY. WEAK LUNGS, COUGHS, SPITTING OF BLOOD. B For Lungs. Spitting of Bloc8, Shortness of Bronchitis, Severe Coughs, "Golden Nledical Discoveiy "is a sovei-eign remedy. it promptly cures the seyercst coughs, it strengthens the system and purifies the blood. It rap'diy builds up the system, and increases the KWe'.?ht °f tho*e red"«d below the usual Rtandard or health by wasting* diseases." of health by wasting diseases." P' 4*Per bottle—contains 80 doses. For Sale by most Chemists, or write to Dr. PIERCE PVKF HmiW «9, OXFORD ST., LONDON, V^ YKE HOU^;