Public Announcements. PUBLIC HALL, COLWYN BAY. £ E?NSLDS' FAMOUS ANIMATED PIGTDRES FOR ONE WEEK, COMMENCING MONDAY NEXT, NOVEMBER 7th, "THE FUNERAL OF PRINCE FRANCIS OF TECK," In addition to the Ordinary Programme. Nightly at 8. Saturday Matinee at 3. PIER THEATRE OF VARIETIES, Llandudno. ROYAL AMERICAN BIOSCOPE. DAILY AT 3 and 8 p.m. Complete Change of Programme Mondays and Thursdays. Saturday Afternoon, Special Treat for School Children. Prize for Boys and Girls. 862 Queen's Rink & Picture Theatre, Rhyl. WINTER SESSIONS-OPEN DAILY: 10.30, 2.30, 7. Admission, including Hire of Skates: Morning and Afternoon (also on Tuesday & Friday Evenings), 6 d Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday Evenings, gd. Band in attendance, Monday, Thursday, and Saturday Evenings. Admission to Rink and Picture Theatre, Threepence. LOOK OUT FOR SPECIAL NIGHT NEXT WEEK. THE LATEST PICTURES, Humorous, Dramatic, Educational. Daily: 2.30 to 5, and 7 to 10. Complete Change each Monday and Thursday. COLWYN BAY & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY ————— THE ANNUAL (SEVENTH YEAR) GRAND ———— floral concert and Chrysanthemum show AT THE Victoria Pavilion, on Wednesday evening, Nov. 16th, 1910. Mrs. John Brock has kindly consented to open the Chrysanthemum Show at 3 o'clock. The Evening Programme will be sustained by the following eminent Artistes MADAM DEWS. MR. E. THORN LEY-DODGE, (the well-known Society Entertainer). MR. C. MONTAGUE BIRCH, the popular Pianist. MR. SUTTON JONES, the Principal Tenor of St. Asaph Cathedral. MADAME LILLIE BRUCE, Soprano. MISS MARJORIE DUNNING, one of the ablest of local Contraltos. THE COLWYN BAY AMATEUR ORCHESTRA, Conductor, Mr. F. GURNEY BARNETT, L.R.A.M., L.R.C.M. MISS LENA THOMAS' OPERATIC PARTY. The Grand Floral Concert will be under the direction of MADAME RIVIERE. Prizes for Floral (Chrysanthemum) Decoration of a Table (Open Competition). Chrysanthemum Blooms and Foliage only to be used. Any kind of Vases. Ribbon and Chiffon not allowed. Tables provided, 4-ft. x 3-ft. All Tickets admit to Afternoon and Evening. CONCERT at 7-30. Admission; GRAND LOUNGE (Reserved) as. 6d. FRONT RO W BALCONY as. BALCONY AND BODY OF HALL is. SHOW ONLY 6d. Grand Lounge and Front Row Balcony only reserved Free at Messrs. Fleet. Carriages at 10 o'clock. THE STOCK EXCHANGE. THE DIRECT GUIDE. 1910 Edition. By an expert of over 25 years' experience. The oldest and most reliable Guide to successful speculation and investment with small sums. ==== INVESTMENT LIST. Giving dividends, highest and lowest prices. How to operate in Options, free on application to the old and well established firm:- CASTLEMAINE & CO., INDIA BUILDINGS, Manchester. Bankers and other references given. 902 RUYAL LAMliKlAN ACADEMY OF ART, I 1." Plas Mawr, Conway. It is proposed to commence the Life Class (Draped Model) on Monday, October 31st. Meeting each Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings, from 6 to 8 o'clock, until the end of February. Terms, 10/6 for the session.—Any further particulars may be had from Mr J. R. Furness, Curator, Plas Mawr, I Conway. 725 CONWAY BAPTIST ANNUAL Eisteddfod & Band Contest, BOXING DAY, 1910. £40 in prizes and a Silver Cup value 10 guineas. Band Contest—" An American Tour," Wright and Round. Male Voice Choirs-" Crusaders (" Milwyr y Groes ") (Protheroe). Juvenile Choirs-" Casabianca (Tom Price). Solos and Recitations. List of Subjects through the post Id. each, L. JOHN, Llys Gwilym, Cadnant, Conway, c \V. EVANS, Newborough Terrace, ecs% Legal Notice. w ILLIAIM FEAIHEUSIONE, Deceased. ALL persons having any claims or demands against the estate of William Featherstone, late of Hatherlow, Colwyn Bay, and of the Bee Hotel, Abergele, Licensed Victualler, deceased, who died on the 16th day of October, 19 o, are requested to at once send particulars thereof to the undersigned. Dated this 27th day of October, 1910, EDW. A. CRABBE, Town Hall, Abergele, 75504 Solicitor to the Acting Executors. Furniture Wanted. ANTED to purchase, the whole or portion of a house of furniture.—State particulars and price to Furniture," Weekly Neves Office, Rhyl. 123 SPECIAL NOTICE. MR. W. JACKSON, The well-known Pawnbroker, of Manchester, having taken over the business as a going concern from Mr. S. Laserson, of Llandudno, has decided, before the necessary alterations are started, to clear the whole Stock by Private Treaty, and everything will be re-marked specially for this Sale, and goods will be sold for less than cost of any Wholesale House. 'P'HE SALE WILL COMMENCE ON 31ST X OCTOBER, and will continue for a few days only. The Stock is up-to-date, and consists of General Drapery, Clothing (Gent's and Ladies'), Boots, Shoes, Hosiery, Jewellery, Plate, Watches, Um- brellas, Ribbons, Ties, Collars, Underclothing, Cameras, Kodaks, Opera and Field Glasses in large variety, Large Stock of Second-hand Clothing (forfeited) to be cleared at any price. CALL EARLY to ensure these Bargains. NOTE ADDRESS:- W. JACKSON, PAWNBROKER & JEWELLER, 125, MOSTYN STREET, LLANDUDNO. Money Lent on Plate, Watches, Jewellery, Furni- ture, Pianos, Sewing Machines, and Clothing of every description. 305
TIDE TABLE FOR THE NORTH WALES COAST.* Date. Morn. Even. height. NOVEMBER. 4 II 56 •• ° 11 17 q 5 OJ7 •• O 43 17 5 6 o 58 4 13 •• 16 8 7 1 a8 I 44 15 7 8 a o 18 14 5 q a 39 3 2 13 3 10 3 »7 •• 3 57 «» • 11 4 3o •• 5 a4 ••• ti 8 Conway 10 minutes later.
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STATE INSURANCE. MR. LLOYD GEORGE, in that splendid address which he delivered at Penrhos College, Colwyn Bay, during Eisteddfod week, plainly indicated the intention of the Government to introduce a State Insurance Bill into Parliament at an early date. The purpose of the measure will be to set up a scheme of insurance against sickness, and possibly also against unemployment. Perhaps the best of such schemes now at work is that in operation in Germany; but it will be remem- bered that the Chancellor told his Penrhos audience that he hopes to improve even upon the German model. I don't believe in imitat- ing Germany, he said I believe in going one better than Germany." In connection with this subject, Mr. George in the same eloquent speech promised to see what could be done in the way of pensions for teachers—another matter in which Germany is far ahead of this country. At present, of course, it is not easy to anticipate the exact form which the Government measure will take. But that some such scheme is urgent- ly qeeded there cannot be the slightest doubt. This is emphasized by certain facts stated by Mr. Ellis Davies, M.P., in an article published this week, in which he deals with the duty of Parliament to legislate in the direction of social reform. The pitiable condition of the masses," says the Member for South Carnarvon, can no longer be ignored. Ninety-four per cemt. of the population die leaving no property, and un- able to make any provision for those dependent upon them." For this state of affairs he ad- vances some of the reasons. While within the past ten years there has been an enormous increase in incomes subject to income tax, there has been practically no advance in workmen's wages. On the other hand, the cost of living has so advanced that 2os. to-day will not pur- chase what could be bought for lïs. fourteen years ago. Thus the condition of the working classes is worse to-day than it was ten years ago." The Chancellor evidently regards the question in the same light, as was shown by his recent speech in the City Temple and it is equally evident that nothing shall be lacking on his part, at any rate, to afford the common people better conditions of life than they can possibly enjoy under existing circumstances. A scheme of State Insurance is one of the legisla- tive means by which he hopes to help forward the much-needed reform. This plan, it will be recalled, was recommended by the Poor Law Commission, by whom the question of Inval- idity insurance was dealt with very exhaust- ively. In their Report the Commission draw attention to the great changes that have come over our social Systell, during the past eighty years, and give reasons why they are driven to the conclusion that a new form of insurance, which they describe as Invalidity Insurance," seems to be required. The bearing of this proposal on poor relief was recently discussed over a paper read at the North Wales Poor Law Conference by Mr. J. T. Tomley, in which it was taken for granted that the Government would bring in some measure ior State insur- ance which would be intended to cope with two of the dominating causes of poverty amongst the industrial classes, viz., the premature breakdown in health and strength and the death of the bread-winner. As Mr. Tomley truly says, State insurance must go a long way towards solving the great Poor Law problem of separat- Z, ing the deserving from the undeserving." But it will do far more than that. It will help the deserving to help themselves. It will make thrift possible in homes where it now seems hopeless. Whether the Government Bill will provide for insurance against sickness alone, or against unemploymeiut alone, or for both com- bined, it will go a long way towards lifting up that want and fear of want which is pressing upon the hearts and minds and crippling the energies of a vast proportion of our fellow- countrymen.
THE COUNTY SCHOOL QUEST/OX. WE sincerely hope that the ratepayers of Col- wyn Bay realise the importance of the public meeting which the Chairman of the District Council has called for next Tuesday evening at the Church Room. It is being convened to dis- cuss the proposal to give Colwyn Bay the County School which it demanded in vain (twenty years ago. We quite agree that there is scope for diversity of opinion regarding some aspects of*this vital question. But there is no justification for public ignorance of the merits of the revised scheme after all the attention which has been devoted to it in the Press. And still less justification is there for calling in the advice of the gentleman from London," whose abysmal ignorance of the matter is only equalled by his colos-vil presumption in under- talcing to guide the enlightened people of Col- wyn Bay on a purely local subject about which he knows absolutely nothing. However, the visit of the gentleman from London," at which the sad spectacle was witnessed of the blind leading the blind, has produced at least one good result. It has been the means of calling the ratepayers as a whole together for the pur- pose of a free discussion of the whole scheme. We shall not now anticipate any of the argu- ments in favour of the proposal which will be submitted, but we do seriously urge the rate- payers of Colwyn Bay to make a special effort to attend and to hear the facts for themselves, so thait they may arrive at an intelligent decision upon the point. Ratepayers are ready enough to grumble. Let them for a change bear their own share of the responsibility. The future of Colwyn Bay as a residential resort is largely bound up with the question of the educational facilities it can offer, and therefore every in. habitant of the town is directly affected. This question is in fact of vital importance to the welfare of Colwyn Bay.
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL. The sad Intelligence reached Caniaivon on Saturday of the death by drowning of Mr. Richard Tr ?v0r Roberts, who was an engineer on the steamship Royal, commanded by Cap- tain Thomas Williams, ot the same town. All the information contained in the telegram was that Roberts had slipped from the ship's gang- way at Antwerp. He was about 24 years of age and, with a brother, was the sole support of his wido-ved mother. This was his maiden voyage in the Royal. To the Earl of Dundonald, K.C.V.O., C.B., of Gwrych Castle, Abergele, congratulations are due this week on the completion of his 58th year. He entered the 2nd Life Guards 1870, and served with distinction in the Nile Expedi- tion of 1884-5, sharing Stewart's desert march for the relief of Khartoum, and Deing present at the battles of Abu Klea and Goubat. It was he who volunteered to ride across --he desert with despatches announcing the seizure of Gak- dul Wells, and later, with the news of the death of General Gordon and the fall of Khartoum. In the South African War 1899-1901, he command- ed a mounted brigade, led the final advance into Ladysmith, snd took part in several battles and other important operations. His Lordship commanded the Canadian Militia in 1902-1904, and since 1907 has been colonel of his old regi- ment, the 2nd Li+e Guards, of which he was commandant from 1895 to 1899. He succeeded to his title on the death of his father in 1885, and in the following jear was elected a Repre- sentative Peer for Scotland. The funeral of the late fir, Margaret Breese, of Salthon, Portmadoc, daughter of the late Mr. Edward Breese, Clerk of the Peace for Merion- ethshire, took place on Monday at Penrhyndeu- draeth Churchyard amid many signs of esteem and regard. The coffin was borne to the churchyard, three miles away, :11 a motor-car, it being Miss Breese's wish that she should be conveyed to her last resting place in the car which had given her so much pleasure during her lifetime. The mourners were also con- veyed by motor-car, there being eight cars in the procession. The officiating clergy were the Revs. J. E. Williams, Vicar of Portmadoc; Edmund Jones, Vicar of Llanidloes and John Hughes, Vicar of Penrhyndeudraeth.
I WEEK BY WEEK. Mary, what must we do first before we can expect forgiveness for our sinst" We must sin first," the little girl answered. I < Are you sure that these sheets are clean? asked the commercial traveller. Quite clean, sir," the chambermaid answered confidently. They were only washed this morning. Feel them, sir-they are not dry yet!" » • A PREACHER'S LAMENT. (From an old issue of Baner Cymru.") Chwain, chwain— Yn fwv eu rhif na haid o frain, Sy'n tyllu'm croen fel pigau drain Ymhell bo rhai'n! 'Rwyf yma'n troi Ar hyd y nos mewn dirfawr boen, Yn crafu'm croen, a'm cwsg yn ffoi. Blacks, blacks— Yn sugno fel yr Income Tax Nes gwneud y croen i gyd yn rags Bwytewch y Jacks, chwi giwed cas, Rho'wch lonydd i bregethwr tlawd, A phrofwch gnawd rhyw ddyn diras. O O !— Na chawn bob chwanen yn y fro Rhwng morthwyl dur ac engan gô. Gwnai hyn y ,o--cawii fwrw'm llid. Gwnawn chwain y byd yn chwilfriw man, Yn fwyd i'r tan caent fyn'd i gyd. Well, well! exclaimed the old Welsh far. mer in Trafalgar-square, as he gazed at the Nelson Column and then at the lions, Well, well! They've got the old gentleman in a tight coiner, haven't they?" The word airman has been coined as a rival to aviator. A correspondent of Notes and Queries says that its first occurrence was in the Times in connection with the sad death of the Hon. C. S. Rolls. The Welsh word ap was by no means ex- clusively applied to men of old time. In the Ludlow parish registers it is frequently used for a woman, e.g., the marriage of John ap Wil- liam and Gwen ap David is recorded in 1580. Two famous divines, one a Baptist and the other a Calvinistic Methodist, both well known throughout Wales, agreed to exchange pulpits upon a recent Sabbath. Both reside in the same town, and after naving fulfilling the exchange arrangement the two were returning home, when they met. Well, how did you get on? asked No. i. Very well indeed," replied No. 2. cor- dially so well, in iac.t, that they asked me why I didn't come oftener." "Oh, indeed," re- plied the other, drily. "And you? asked No. 2. Oh," answered No. i in his dry way, they were quite enthusiastic. They asked me why I didn't come always." You don't say quoth No. i in alarm. I- Yc-s, indeed," was the cold comfort that the other gave to speed him on his homeward way. e
SAYINGS OF THE WEEK MRS. MORRIS ALEXANDER. Women work harder and longer than men but have too much tact to tell them so.-At Cape Town, S.A. PROF. W. T. MILLS. The greatest man of all to-day is the man who can most effectively manipulate railways, shops, factories, mines, and markets, because in that A'ay he can get more stuff that does not belong to him.—At Bradford. SIR F. C. GOULD. An ounce of good pra;e is worth a ton of poetry.—At the Trocadero. ARCHDEACON WESTCOTT. I would have children taught to dance, not only because 11 is pleas-Irable, but because it tends to self-respect.-At Norwich. MR. W. A. HAVILAND. The British fanner has an enormous lot to learn, and he has to realise that he has got to learu it. It is no good looking back to his fore- fathers.—At Hurstmonceaux. MR. C. B. STUART WORTLEY, M.P. Gardening brings 1 man face to face with truth as nothing else in the world can do—At Sheffield. MR. A. E. SALTMARSII. Life as well as livelihood must be the aim of all tr te education ■—At Birmingham. < MR. HARRY EVANS. F.R.C.O. The Welsh people generally have been too long under the sway of the hymn tune, which has usurped the place of the national songs.— At Denbigh. »1 ■ 11 «
/OTTINGS FROM NIA TURE. OCTOBER 30th. The easterly winds, searching though they be, have restrained htre of the ardour of the birds indeed, although until later practically all the bird-song came from the robins, thrushes, and starlings, two or three other species now share in the monopoly. The dulcet strains of the song thrush have greeted us at dawn for many days, and the robin's chant, believed to be richer in the declining day, has been heard over a long period as well on the breezy mountain summit as in the orchard and the garden, but the ever-captivating love-passages of the skylark, which tempt us -.Imost into forgetting the ap- proaching winter with its atrocities and to think I only of the early days of spring, are recent. The whispered song of the dunnock and the jubilant laughter of the wren cannot be dissoci- ated from 'any of the autumn months, while the jovial medley of the starling has intruded much on the silence that is characteristic of the countryside in the waning year and to this ;1ttle band of singers we can add at least one corn bunting, for early one morning last week I listened to its jingling notes as the bird re- peated them over and over again. It is difficult to determine how far birds can percvive into the future, but, though we must not accredit them with actual fore-knowledge of the spring, we shall on every mild day between now and then hear sufficient song to convince us that the nuptial season is vaguely perceptible to them and that their vocal ability will mean much at I that period.
CAKES AND PUDDINGS.—No. 51. CHILDREN'S PUDDING. Sent by Miss F. T. Tyers, Ruckholt School, Leyton, N.E. i packet Cakeoma. lb. fine chopped Suet. 2 ozs. Raisins. I teacupful Golden Syrup. Milk to mix. METHOD.—Stone the raisins and cut them in halves and mix with the Cakeoma and suet. Warm the syrup and milk together and stir them well in making the mixture rather dry. Tie in a floured cloth, put into boiling water and boil for two hours. Serve with sweet sauce. A good economical and light pudding. Cakeoma is sold in 31d. packeits by Grocers ,and Stores everywhere. Recipe book will be sent post free on request to Latham & Co., Ltd., Liverpool.
I Conway Municipal Election. I Considerable interest was evinced in the municipal election at Conway during last week, and especially after objections had been lodged by the Conservatives against two of the Liberal candidates. On Thursday evening a public meeting was held in support of the Conservatives, Mr. Llew. elyn Lloyd, Oakdene, presiding over a good- attendance. The Chairman at the outset apologised for the absence of Dr. R. Arthur-Prichard, who was one of the candidates, owing to illness, and he went on the deprecate tliat municipal elections should be fought on political hnes, adding that the best men should always be felected to serve them. Mr. F. J. Jones, Grosvenor Restaurant, ad- dressed the meeting, and said that during his tern of office only once had there been a pol- itical division in the Council, and that was last year on the election of Mayor. Referring to the Territorial question, the speaker pointed out that they as the retiring Councillors distinctly pointed out that not a single member had done other than his level best to secure troops for the Morfa camp If they had failed, it was not be- c tuse they were wantirg in any effort, but be- cause the ground was too small for a divisional camp. Was it likely that he, a tradesman do- in a large business with the Territorials, would have opposed them camping on the Morfa? Mr. Edward Jonei, Deganv.'y, spoke, and en- dorsed the remarks as to the Territorials. Mr. James Porter, who was well received, said that the real question at issue was that of the camps on the Morfa. On the Council they were all at one on the matter, and no one had ever held a hand up against the troops, as Council- lor Oldman had truly said in the Council meet- ing a short time ago. Mr Porter went into de- tail as to what the Council had done to secure the camps, and said that ultimately a deputa- tion had been appointed to wait on the military authorities at Chester, and if possible to get re- presentatives of the War Office to meet the Council on the camping ground to discuss the matter of improvements. He Jaied any member of the Council to stand on a platform and say that a single member of the Corporation had done anything to stop the Territorials visiting Conway last year. He (MT. Porter) was of op- inion that the divisional camps, owing to great expense,only took place every five years, and if that was so it was most probable they would have the smaller camps at Conway The whole of the Corporation were only too willing to do all ir. their power to get the Territorials back to Conway. (Hear, hear.) At the close of the meeting a number of ques- tions were asked, and a I-earti- vote of thanks to the Chairman brought the meeting to a close. THE CONSERVATIVE OBJECTION. LIBERAL CANDIDATES' REPLY. On the following evening the Liberal candi- dates held a public meeting, and it was expected that something wo aid be said here about the objections made by the Conservatives. This proved to be the case, and there was a packed attendance in the Hall. Mr. J. P. Griffiths, Regent House, presided, and several prominent Liberals supported the candidates on the plat- form. After a few opening remarks by the Chairman Mr. J. W. Hughes, solicitor, one of the candi- dates, occupied the major portion of the meet- ing, and dealt at length with the objections laid against him and his fellow candidate, Mr. John Jones. Unfortunately, he said, their opponents had committed a scandalous action during the last few days, and he therefore felt it impos- sible to avoid personalities. His hearers knew very well what he was referring to. On the pre- vious Tuesday the Mayor sat at the Guildhall to examine the nomination papers, and to hear any objections to the candidates In the after. noon it was known that an objection—a verbal objection-had been made against Mr. John Jones and himself on the ground that Mr. John Jones was interested in a contract with the Cor- poration, and that he (the speaker) was the as- signee of that contract He (Mr. Hughes) pro- ceeded to the Clerk's office to secure enlighten- ment, and he was informed that the objection had been confirmed, and that the gentleman who had lodged it was going to send it in writing by the next morning. This was done, and be (the speaker) found it was signed by Richard Owen Pritchard. Even supposing the objection was true, it would not stand because it was not submitted in writing at the proper time. They all knew Mr. Pritchard, who was one of those men who ran off and did a thing on the spur of the moment. The reports in the news papers stated that the objection had been lodg- ed on behalf of the Conservative party, b'jt he could say that one gentleman in particular—and he was a particular friend of the speaker's— had also had a hand in it. He had had his finger in the pie, and :f le t uld he vanted to disqualify him (Mr. Hughes). This was the gentleman who was one day shooting with the Borough Surveyor and the next day shooting at the Borough Surveyor. (Laughter.) i'ha:, he the Borough Surveyor. (Laughter.) L'ha, he contended, was not th- way to treat their ser- 1 aiits. It was this centieman again who pro- posed a vote of censure on Alderman Nether- wood. He (the speaker) was not iLcie to defend Alderman Netherwood, but it did seem a wonderful thing that everyone was wrong ex- cept this gentleman, who wa; the very one who ought not to do these things. Proceeding, Mr. Hughes explained the business transaction of Mr. John Jones and the Corporation, by stating that the Corporation were indebted to Mr. John Jones in the sum of £ 100 in respect of a con- tract that had actually been completed. Like many other people, Mr. John Jones went to him (the speaker) as a solicitor, and as a matter of convenience he had advanced to Mr. Jones £100 until he had been paid by the Corpora- tion. He asked them as ratepayers and as fair- minded persons whether that was the way to treat an opponent. If not, they could express their opinion at the election. The speaker dealt at length with other ques- tions, ard criticised their action in the drawing up of the agreement with respect to the exten- sion of the gas mains to Oakwood Park Hotel. With regard to the Territorial encampments, he said that the key of the situation was to be found in the fact -that the Corporation had been too late in the day in applying for the camps. He (the speaker) should Like to see the golf links the property of the Corporation, in order that they might be controlled and prevented from in- terfering with the camping grounds. There was undoubtedly some friction, for golf as at pre- sent arranged was no help to bringing Terri- torials on the Morfa. Last camping season he (the speaker) had been in conversation with a non-commissioned officer, and he had stated that there was no better camping ground (and they did not want General Lloyd to express an op- inion on it) than that at Conway in any part of Wales, and on that very same day the same soldier told him (the speaker) that they had been delayed an hour and a half on account of the golfing. Addresses were also given by Messrs. John Jones, John Crossfield, and T. Ellis Hughes, the other Liberal candidates. Polling took place on Tuesday for the election of four Councillors. There were eight candi- dates, four being brought into the field by each political party. The polling took place in the Guild Hall, and at Tywyn. At the Guild Hall the Mayor was the Returning Officer, Mr. Hugh Parry being presiding officer, and Mr. Robert Jones, poll clerk. Each of the candidates worked hard, with the result that the poll was a very heavy one. It was at a late hour—10.30 p.m.—when there were any signs of the result being declared, and at this time the crowd of people who usually await the result had dimin- ished considerably, owing to the wretched state of the weather. A cheer went up as the Mayor emerged from the Guild Hall, and he announced the result as follows — I J. W. Hughes (L). 448 J-ame^ Porter (C) 398 R Arthur Prichard ^C) 394 I John Jones (I ) 385 Elected. T. Ellis ilughes^L^. 366 John Crossfield (L). 330 Edward Tones (C) J29 Fred. J. Jones (C) 321 The two last named were retiring members of the Council. The Liberals have therefore gained another eat on the Corporation. The usual speeches of thanks were delivered, and afterwards Messrs. J. W. Hughes and John Jones were carried shoulder high to the Foun- tain. where they were surrounded by a large crowd. They again addressed a word of thanks to the electors.
Conway Town Council. To THE EDITOR OF THE Weekly News. Sir, I wish to call your and your readers' at- tention to a few unintentionally misleading statements contained in your last week's report of the proceedings of the Conway Town Coun- cil. Under the heading Sewer Contract you say: "At a meeting of the Estate Committee it was moved and seconded that the question of the letting of the tenders for the sewea-s of Albert and Victoria Drives should be re-considered. After discussion, the Chairman ruled the motion out of order." The matter not being an Estate Committee question, never came before that Committee at all. Under the same heading, and therefore ap- pearing as a continuation of the same discus- sion-but which really took place a.t the Council meeting,—Councillor Henry Jones distinctly stated that it was the Chairman of the High- ways Committee who ruled the discussion of the sewer contracts out of order. Then you follow up this emphatic, and correct, explanation of Councillor Henry Jones' by reporting the Town Clerk as saying That the question was re- ferred to the Committee and thev took no notice of it." The amendment •• That the whole matter be referred back to Committee for further con- sideration was moved by myself and carried at the Council meeting held on the 51th day of Oc- tober. And I can assure your readers that all the members present at the Highways Com- mittee were prepared to re-consider and to dis- cuss this matter as desired so to do by the Council. However, as pointed out before, the discussion was ruled out of order by the Chair- man, Ald. Edward Roberts. You will therefore see that the words attributed-rightly or wrong- ly—to the Town Clerk, to wit, That the ques- tion was referred to the Committee and they took no notice of it," convey to an outsider an erroneous idea of what actually occurred at the Highways Committee. In view of recent events—electioneernig by newspaper quotations—and in case of further developments in the same direction at future elections, it behoves Councillors to keep a wary eye on Press reports of their proceedings. This must be my excuse for troubling you, which can only occur very rarely in connection with your excellent paper, owing to the care and fairness shown in your columns.—I am, &c., J. E. CONWAY-JONES.
Provincial Grand Lodge of North Wales. TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY. On Monday at Llandudno an Emergency Provincial Grand Lodge of Fellow Craft Free- masons was held in the Masonic Hall, the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, Colonel H. Platt, C.B., presidmg over a large attendance of the brethren. The temporary Provincia1 Grand Secretary, Worshipful Brother James Porter, formally tendered his resignation, and Brother H. C. Vincent was appointed to the office. Worshipful Brothers W. A. Tuxford, Thomas Norton, Dr. John James Hughes, and E. T. Williams were invested Prov. G. Swd. Br. and Prov. Gr. Stewards respectively. The Rt. Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, the ex- Provincial Grand Secretary (Worshipful Bro. C. E. Breese)—by proxy, Worshipful Biother Tuxford, Provincial Grand Treasurer, Worship- ful Brother Porter, Charity Representative, and Worshipful Brother Woodley reviewed the his- tory and work of the Province since its separa- tion from Shropshire in 1885. The Grand Master said a movement in the direction of separation was initiated by the St. David's Lodge (384), but fell through. The agitation was subsequently revived, and a separation was ultimately effected in 1885 Since that date, under the Gnnd Mastership of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Lord Harlech, Sir Grenville Williams, and, finallv, himself, the new province had progressed satisfactorily. (Applause.) Wor. Bio. Tuxford gave a gratifying account of the financial progress of the Province. When he succeeded to the treasurership 15 years ago the balance in hand was only fA odd. In 1902 it was Z25i-(-ipplause),-and even last year, in spite of adverse circumstances which he de. tailed, there was a credit balance of Lgo oarried forward. (AppLause.) One of the adverse cir- cumstances he had referred to was that the price of a life presentation had risen from £500 to £ goo. Wor. Bro Porter said the amount subscribed by the Province to the charitable institutions in London during the first year of its existence was ^96. Last year :t was Z670 19s. (Applause.) With regard to the B Fund, the first year's collection was only £3S. Last year it was £ 179. Since the creation of the Province a sum of £ 2,376 had been received from the Royal Mas- onic Institutions for annuities for old people in the Piovince. On the other hand, the Piovnice had educated 12 girls and 17 boys in the Masonic School and one girl out of the school. (Ap- plause.) From the report of the Benevolent Society generous Lontribntions had been re- ceived, the last being a sum of £ 100 for the widow of the late Bro. T. R. Prichard, of Port. madoc. (Applause.) The Worshipful Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Bro. Edward Roberts, referred to the splendid services of the ex-Provincial Grand Secretary, Bro. C. E. Breese, and asked the Grand Master, on behalf of every lodge in the Province, who have all subscribed to the testi- monial, to present to Bro. Breese a handsome silver salver as a mark of the Province's appre- ciation of "lis services. The salver was received on behalf of Wor. Bro. Breese by Bro. Garth. Jones, Bro. Breese being unable to attend on account of family bereavement. With the ap- proval of Grand Lodge the Grand Master sent a telegram of sympathy to Bro. Breese. Silver salvers were also presented to Wor. Bro. Tuxford, Prov. Grand Treasurer, and Wor. Bro. Jas. Porter, Chairman of the North Wales Masonic Charitable Association, in recog- nition of their long services. In connection with the history of the Province Wor. Bro. Garth-Jones read an interesting state- ment from Wor. Bro Breese touching the work of the various lodges. Past secretaries' jewels were presented to W. Bros. Aubrey T. Benbow, of Cedewain, and R. M. Davies, of St. Idloes, on the completion of five years' service to their respective lodges.
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