LOCAL NEWS. SUNSHINE RECORD. —The total number of hours recorded for week eliding July 20th was 66 hours 36 minutes. LIST OF rEQUIE,E,,MENTS.-L,ist of minor reparirs, etc., and requisites for :St. George's, Bodafon, and St. Beuno's Church Schools, were presented to a 1Ylelejng of the managers on Monday and ordered to be forwarded to the Carnarvonshire County Committee to be dealt with. A SHORT POLICE-COURT.—Proceedings at Llandudno Police Court en Monday were of very brief duration, the count opening at 10 30 and closing at 10 55. The foHowing magis- trates were present, Mr Henry Kneeshaiw -(chairm,an), Dr. Pilchard, Mr J. O. Thomas, Mr Wm. Bevan, Mr Robert Roberts, and Mr Hugh Owen. A POPULAR LECTURER.—The Rev. Tbss. Waugih,, of Southport, preached two remarkable sermons on Sunday last at St. John's English Wesleyan Chapel, to crowded congregations. On Monday evening the reverend gentleman delivered a most interesting and helpfuil lec- ture having regard to the s-o-called New Theology. "If Jesus Christ were only a. Man" was the subject of the, discourse, in which he, dealt exhaustively with what he. termed the fallacies of the so-called new creed. A VIRAGO.-Sarah Wiiliaims, of Bryn Orme, can not be described as exactly an amiable woman to live with, for an the. 11th inst. P.C. 33 found her drunk and scratching her hus- band's face in Back Caroline Street, and it was with the utmost difficulty he persuaded her to go hcxme.At the LlandUidnJo fortnightly police Icourt, Mrs Wiilliams was fined 5s. and costs, this being her fourth appearance. In stating the case the constable' stated: that the drinking bout had lasted over a. week. "A YOUNG DANSEUSE.Tihe. diminutive grand-daughter of Mr Richard Roberts, Royal Pish Store, Jeanniie Roberts, aged 7 years, en- tered into a dancing competition, open to chil- dren up to 12 years of age, held in connection with a garden fete at Colwyn Bay on Saturday last, and was successful in carrying off the first prize, a silver-mounted cut glass seent bottle. By far and away the smallest competitor, "Jeannie" had thoroughly mastered the in- tricacies of the Spanish dance, specially de- signed and taught her by the Misses Roberts, Huyton, of May-day celebrations fame, and the decision of the judges in her favour was a dis- tinctly popular one. SCHOOL APPOINTMENT.—It was unani- mously resolved that Miss Maggie Lloyd, Penrhyn Bay, be appointed to a vacancy at Bodafon School (Staff,, under Art.ide 50. Miss Lloyd had excellent references from the Rev. -Gwynfryn Jones and Mr T. W. Griffith, and was also well-known to the headmaster, Mr Stevens. It wias also stated that inquiries respecting Miss Humphreys, whose application was considered at the last meeting of the managers, were quite1 satisfactory, and she was unaniiinously appointed to another vacancy in the teaching staff of the isame school. THE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST AN ATTENDANCE OFFICE,R.-At a meeting of the L-lanrdudno Provided School Managers on Mon- day evening, presided over by the Rev. Ll. R. Hughes, rector, a letter was read from Mr J. R. Jones, (attendance officer for Llandudno dis- trict, informing the managers that he couSd only reply to the statements of Miss Bamford through the County Committee.—A copy of the courteous letter sent to the officelI having been relad, it was unanimously resolved to. refer the whole matter to the County Authority. TIHE NORTH WALES GOLF CLUB.—The monthly medal competition, was held on Satur- day last, and Mr Henderson, who holds the. Amateur record foir the course (71), playing a. 'stelaidy game .throughout, tied for first place with Mr Oaklshotit, with a return of 78. Mr Henderson's card 77-1-78, Mr Oakshott's card 92—14—78. Other returns were:—Mr E. A. Neeile 83, Mr1 A. Halstead 83, Mr Percy Walker 84, Mr Laurie Jones 84. The prospects for the season's play are exceptionally good and the, greens and course have. never been, seen to better advantage,. In the replayed tie Mr Hen- derson beat Mr Oakshott 4 up and 2 to play. INCORRIGIBLE INFANTS.—The misde- meanours of two little, boys, whose united ages amount to no more than ten years, are troubling the Lilandudno Church School Man- agers. A miontth ago it was stated that they had broken windows at Bodafcn .School, and that their parents had promised to pay for repair- ing of the damage, and had punished the, lads. On Saturday last two more planes of glass, were broken, and after the whole of the school children had denied iaall knowledge of the affair the same two infant ajccfased each other of throwing the stones which broke the. windows. Mr Stevens, the headmaster, visited the parents, but was received in anything but an amicable manner, and finally beat a retreat.— At a managers' meeting on Monday he asked what course he should take. The education icamimlittee would not permit him to inflict cor- poral punishment on infants, and the parents rt,A,cl no control over them. In fact they were two little teTroTs.-M-r John Owen said that in a similar case at the. Warren School the ,ciounty secretary had been asked to write to the parents and demand an apology and pay for the damages, in default of which legal proceed- ngs would be taken. That letter proved effi- cacious, and he moved that the example be followed.-MT Conway seconded, and the. re- solution. was unanimously agreed to. LANSDOWNE HOUSE SCHOOL.—In addi- tion to the certificates gained this yelar in the College of Preceptors and the Cambridge local examinations in the recent examinations of the Royal Drawing Society, Miss Hornsby has .gained honours .certificates in Divisions 4, 5, ô; Miss M. Squirrel in 1, 2; Miss H. Poggi in 4, 6; Miss G. Jones in 1; Miss G. Hodgson in 5, and Miss A. Slack passed in 1. Of the 10 .entries all passed, 9 with honours. Miss D. Done has .also gained the Teacher-Artist certi- ficate of the Royal Drawing Societty with first- [class honours in divisions 1, 2, 3 and second dlass honours in division 4. These: candidates have a,11 been prepared by Miss Dowddng, the resident art mistress. In the recent local examinations of the Associated Board of the Royal Academy cif Music and the Royal College of Music Miss A. Poggi has gained certificates in the Intermediate Grad.e, for pianoforte play- ing and music theory, and Miss C. Morris has gained the certificate for the Advanced Gr^de, together with a special certificate.
I Llandudno Pier Concerts. 1907. MADAJME ADA CROSSLEY (Contralto). 12th Special, July 27th. MADAME EFFIE THOMAS (Soprano). July 27th to 29th. ARTHUR PAYNE (Conductor). Photo by Edge, Limited.
PIER PAVILION CONCERTS. ELEVENTH GRAND SPECIAL. MADAME BLANCHE MARCHESI. Many patrons of the pier concert on Saturday evening last elected to' sit out in the cool of the .evening breeze until such time as the vocalists were programmed to appear. In ninety-nine concerts out of a hundred they would be able to do so with safety, knowing that there would be 'standing if not sitting room. What happened on Saturday was an unexpected offer of Madame Blanche Marches! to slii-ig in the Hatter portion of Wagner's Pre- lude and Liebestod "Tristan and Isolcle." To those who had previously heard the musical score alone, it was a revelation, and for the nonce the audience failed, much as they appre- ciated this delightful artiste's rendition to de- mand an encore. It was also one of Wagner's compositions that was first set down on the programme to her name; the Ballade (from The Flying Dutchman), "The Ship tiie Restless Ocean sweeps," in which she captivated all who heard her. Laza Lehman's "The Cuckoo," which she sang for an encore, was a simply perfect rendition. It has certainly been pre- viously given at the. pavilion, but the irresistible charm of Madame. Marchesi's inter- pretation has neveir previously been reached, and nothing but a repeat would satisfy the mst audience. I In the second half three songs were set down to her name, Alabieff's "The Nightingale," and Landon Ronald's "Drift Down" and "Down in the Forest." Each rendition elicited fresh beauties; an elocutionary expert, she adds zest to every tone by her perfect enunciation, and the audience have never in the history of the paviliion been more unanimous in their de- mands for more, and secured their object; in fact, Madame Marcheisi is the first lady vocalist in our- memory to secure double encores in both portions of the programme, at a special concert. The space at our disposal is much too short to give in detail, all the interesting facts of this cantatrice's history, the name of Marchesi having been famous in singing annals for years past, suffice it to say that Mladame Blanche Marchesi has just returned from Ber- lin, where she has been giving a series of recitals with very great success. During her stay the English Embassy gave a big reception in her honour, and she was commanded by the German Emperor to sing at Court, being re- ceived by him with the, utmost kindness and cordiality. The "Berlin Borsen Courier," in a very eulogistic notice, advises "The present generation of young singers to go to listen to her to realize what singing really means, and to take an example from her finished art." One fact is certain, that any future visits of Madame. Marchesi to- Llandudno are already assured a success, and we hope the day is not far distant when we shall be amongst those to welcome her. MR. IVOR FOSTER (BARITONE). Mr Foster is one of the most popular bari- tones that are engaged by the pier manage- ment, and deservedly so. Who amongst the audience on Saturday last, having heard his two songs set down in the programme, Wag- ner's Recit, "Like Death's Shadow"; Aria, "0 Star of Eve," and Edward German's "Glorious Devon," but what joined in the con- tinuous applause 'demanding more, which was forthcoming, the chief encore being Molly's "Carnaval," in which he excels. Mr Foster has made a name on the concert platforms, by sheer merit alone, and his many friends and admirers in Llandudno will join us in wishing him,, if possible,, even more marked success in the future than has attended him in the past. The success of the eleventh grand special concert was as pronounced, as we predicted, the programme throughout being full of de- lightful items, all thoroughly appreciated. DURING THE WEEK. Despite the terrific heat of Sunday, the even- ing concert, art which Mr Foster was, the vocalliist, was packed. His songs were Pughe ,Evans' "Lead Kindly Light," and Adams' "Thora." On Monday evening he sang Airlie Dix's "The Trumpeter" and Robert Batten's "Sea Life," for both of which he secured un- mistakable encores. MR. F. C. HATTON (PICCOLO SOLOIST). At this sa-me, concert Mr Hatton gave one of his delightful solos, Demare's "Echoes des Bois." Our previous notes on this piccolo soloist's abilities were more than confirmed, and a more hearty demand for an encore has seldom been heard. MISS ETHEL LISTER. Miisis Lister commenced a four night's en- gagement on Tuesday evening, her first song being Thomas' "I am Titania," and the second, "The Sands 0' Dee," see-u-ring encores very deservedly for each, a success that has followed her nightly during her istay. Her other songs set down have included Meyer- beer's Aria, "Roberto ted gue jainuie" Max Stange's "Damon"; Two instrumental solos on Tuesday evening, special treats, and greatly enjoyed and en- cored, were Mr Geo. Atkinson's Hungarian Fantasia of Liszt's in the first half of the pro- gramme, and in the second, Mr Arthur W. Payne's violin solo, Wagner's "Traume" (requested). 12th SPECIAL CONCERT. Madame Ada Grossiey and Miss Effie Thomas are the vocalists engaged for to-night's concert. HONOUR FOR MISS ADA CROSSLEY.- The first visit of Miss Ada Crossley this season to Llandudno is fixed for Saturday night, when she will sing "Caro mio ben" (Giordan) and "I heard the voice of Jesus say" (Bruce Steane), in the latter of which she will be acompanied by the composer. Miss Crossley sang on Thursday, July 18th, at the residence of the German Ambassador, there being present H.R.H. Princess Louise, Duchesis of Argyll, and the Duke and Duchess of Connaught, and was afterwards presented by the German Am- bassador, Count Paul Wolff■-Metternich, and was heartily congratulated by them on her singing. On Friday Miss Crossley sang the | "National Anthem" on the occasion of the first I official visit of the King and Queen to Hamp- stead. MATINEE CONCERT.—The following is the programme, which wlI-Li be. given at the special matinee concert at the Pier Pavilion on Thursday, August 1st:—Duet, "Watchman, what of the night?" (Sargent), Mr John Har- rison and Mr Charles Kno-wles flute solo, "Fantasia Brilliante" -Paggi), Mr Eli Hudson; song, "My dearest heart" (Sullivan), Miss Gwladys Roberts; Reot and Air, "Deeper and de-eper still" (Handel): "Waft ye, angels" (from Jeptha), Mr John Harrison; song, "Mar- gery Green" (Arnold Beresford), Madame Eleanor Jones-Hudson: song (Emanuel), "The Desert," Mr Charles Knowles; Piccolo solo, "The Electric Polka" (Hudson), Mr Eli Hud- son; duet, "It is na, Jean" (Maude V. White), Miss Gwladys Roberts and Mr John Harrison; pianoforte solo, "Waltz in E" (Moszowski), Miss Carrie Lumbers: new song, "My old shako" (H. Trotere), Mr Charles Knowles; song, "0 flower of all the world" (Woodforde Finden), Mr John Harrison: flute solo, "Fan- tasia on Welsh Airs" (Hudson), Mr Eli Hud- son; quartets (from Flora's Holidays (H. Lane Wilson): 1. "Come' all ye lads and lasses"; 2, "Gentle dawn"; 3. "The Pedlar": 4, "The Country Dance," Madaime Hudson, Miss Roberts, Mr John Harrison, Mr Charles Knowles.
THE ADVERTISER SAYS That Mr Samuel Hughes will, in September next, complete his 21st year as secretary of the Llandudno Pier Company. That it has been suggested that this would be a fitting time to recognise the courtesy he has always extended to the patrons of the Pier and all who have had business dealings with him. That the small committee formed for the pur- pose nave already received promises of finan- cial support from Lady Augusta Mostyn, Mr Samuel Chantrey (chairman of the District Council) and many ether representative local gentlemen. That the form of presentation will be decided upon by a meeting of subscribers at a later date. That should pier patrons be willing to sub- scribe will they kindly send their subscrip- tion to either of the three undersigned, Arthur W. Payne, musical director; John Roberts, Fiermaster: Frank Edge, hon. sec., Ribbleton, Llandudno. That the amount already promised is nearly £ 50. That Lord Mostyn has forwarded a cheque for £ 2 and Lady Augusta Mostyn a cheque for Z3 That his Lordship met with a slight accident at his London residence last week. That he sustained an injury to his shoulder by falling down a flight of stairs. That Sydney Grundy's "A Fool's Paradise" at the Grand Theatre was well played and greatly enjoyed. That "A Chinese Honeymoon—last, perform- ance to-night—has proved as popular as ever. That at the Prince's Theatre a Variety enter- tainment is given twice each evening.. That the Musical Palmers have scored a great success nightly. That the Scarlet Merrioiis are now giving three performances daily at Rock Castle. That in another,c,oluirn we give some extracts from various holiday resorts on the question of advertising the attractions they have to offer. That it makes interesting reading, and might be peruisced with advantage by all Llan- dudno ites. That it will be noticed that there is unanimity of opinion that judicious advertising is not only desirable, but brings a good return for the outlay. That her many friends will learn with pleasure that Mrs T. T. Marks is making satisfactory progress towards recovery. That she is now able to go about with the aid of a bath chair. That Mr William Price has appeared before the District Auditor. That we understand he has objected to cer- tain items in the accounts of a committee, of which Mr James MoMaster was chairman last year. That the Rev. H. Barrow Williams has sailed for Montreal. That members of the Llandudno Bowling Club enjoyed their first game on the new ground on Saturday last. That considerable progress has been made with the club handicaps. That the thunderstorli-i in the early hours of Monday was one of the heaviest of recent years. That the lightning flashes were most vivid and of long duration. That many were tempted to view the storm from their bedroom windows overlooking the sea and the Great Orme. That they were privileged to witness some beautiful storm effects when the lightning liT, up the whole bay. That one of the- finest shows of salmon ever seen in North Wales was on exhibition at the Royal Fisih Stores last Saturday. That Mr Denbigh Cooper's promenade concerts are becoming increasingly popular. That those whia once hear Mr Cooper sing may be depended upon to pay a repeat visit. That Mr Brown's solos are also much appre- ciated. That the Happy Vailey Ministreis' evening en- tertainments attract large: crowds. That they will be continued three nights a week until the middle of August. That the Happy White Coons, who perform a.t the Egyptian Haiil and on the Summit of the, Orme, are doing fair business. That in fine weather the Summit entertain- ment, is well patronised. That the pictures this week at the Pier Varieties are exceptiontall good. That a complete change is made every week. That the, fortnight's ispecial entertainment at the Pier Head, entitled "The Anglo-Indians," terminates to-night. That the litiDle. comedy received a good recep- tion. That encores are frequent and enthusiastic. That next week a return will be made to the ordinary Pierrot, entertainment. That a waJlking iiitatch. took place on Tuesday last around the Orme's Head. Thate Vine, the winner, intends to break the, record, now held by A. Stern.
HIS HOUSE IN ORDER.—At the Grand Theatre this play, which was recognised as the success of the year in London:, has been booked for the Grand Theatre for a three nights' engagement, commencing Thursday evening next. This play will be presented by Mr George Alexander's specially selected company, and is the only combination now touring the Provinces. AN OBJECTIONABLE PRACTICE.—Like many another lad, Robert Griffiths, Eglington House, thought it a really good joke to ring front door bells and then run away. The joke was not so appar ent, to him when brought, to book at Llandudno' Police Court on Mon- day, and Robert was very soon in tears. His little escapade cost him 6s. 6d. (the court costs) and a short lecture from from the: chairman. "THE RETURN FROM CALVARY."—Her- bert Sobmalz's canvas of 'The Return from Calvary,' which is on view at 106a, Upper Mos- tyn Street, appears still to attract the attention it deservedly merits. The tragedy1 of nearly two thousand years ago is the tragedy of to-day, and that wonderful incident the painter here so ably depicts finds echo in the whole Christian com- munity. We are not aware whether the. paint- ing is to be engraved; but, if it its, this would be a vlailuabl-e, medium for spreading one, of the most powerful of modern pictorial designs. SILVER TROPHY W AJLK.-A walking match took place at Llandudnoi on Tuesday night, six men starting from scratch walked around the Orme's Head, a distance off five miles. The distance was covered by the winning man in forty-five minutes (exactly). Ernest Vine being ffrsit, the second man, W; Doylei, doing it in 46t minutes; the tlMrid was E. Owen, whoi cov- 4 ered the distance in forty-eight minutes. Seeing that the record walking time for this distance is forty-two minutes, Ernest Vine-, the winner, intends to try and breiak his previous attempt, also the present standing record. Two of the six competitors were disqualified within the first mile by Mr R. Mosis, who acted in both capacities as starter and judge,. "CHARLEY'S AUNT" AT THE GRAND.— It will be observed from our advertising columns that the ever popular and most suc- cersslful of all farcical comedies, "Charley's Aunt," will visit the Grand Theatre for three nights, ooonimencinig Monday, July 29th. This play, which, has been translated into: forty different languages, and on which it is said, the sun never tsets,, wiill be presented by Messrs Payne-Seddon's and S Roibertson's Co., specially organized and re-hearsed by Mr Brandon Thomas,, the- author, from, whom Messrs Sed- don and Robertson have, ,acquired the sole. rights. Like "Charley's Aunt," "Still Run- ning," has become a synonym. for expressing longevity, and it is possible' that the: next generation will find the play still running and ,as fresh. and attractive as everT, for it provides what peoiple: really want—hearty, honest laugh- teT. Abridged and garbled versions of the play have been presented in many towns,, but Mr Seddon, wilth his arrangement with, the author, is enabled, to give a complette. and authorised version. Mr Seddon's reputation is sufficient guarantee that Charley's' Aunt will be mounted on an elaborate scale and played by well- known and talented artistes. DO YOU WANT your Watches, Clocks, or Jewellery Repaired in first-class style by Skilful Workmen at really moderate cost? Or have you any articles requiring Re-gilding, Re- plating? If ISlO, la,pply to R. Williams, 69, Mostyn Street, Liaixl'idnc. ITALIAN ICE CREAM VENDORS IN TROUBLE.—Ernest Spettoni and Joseph Blamaoihetho, ice cream vendors, were charged at Llandudno' Police Court on Monday with obstructing the footpath opposite, the English Baptist Chapel, Mostyn Street, the latter de- fendant did not appear until later, but an elder brother of the first-named appeared to translate the charge.—Sergt. Williams proved the case, and there being no defence fines of 2s. 6d. and cests were inflicted on each. DEATH OF MR. G. T. WRIGHT, J.P.—It is with regret that we announce, the death of Mr G. T. Wright, J.P., of Longstone Hall, Derbyshirei, which occurred at Preiswylfa, Abbey Road, Llandudno, on Tuesday last, at the age of 78 years. The deceased g-entiem,an, who, had not enjoyed .good health for a. long period, came to reside, at Llandudno, acting on medical advice, nearly three years ago. He was a representative of one of the oldest families in Derbyshire, and took a keen in- terest in genealogy and archaeology. Though ,ofte,n suffering he wais abile to complete a book recording the historry of Longstone, and of the families connected with it and containing facsimilies of many valuable old charters. This work melt with a most gratifying appre- ciation throughout the county concerned. Mr Wright, who was born in India, came of a military family, being the eldest son of the late' Colonel George Wright, of the Madras Army. At an early age he was sent to England, iand spent his youth mainly in Devonshire. Amongist, other undertakings, he was associated with, the Great Exhibition of 1851, and received. a medal for his services to the Royal Com- missioners. Subsequently he held an appoint- ment under the Science and Art, Department, South Kensdngton., until 1870, when for rea- sons of health he resigned his appointment in London and went to reside in Derbyshire DONKEY STRAYING.—For permitting his donkey tOI stray in Tygwyn Road, Frank Meredith, of the same road, was fined ls. iand costs at Llandudno Police Court on Monday. LADY'S ADVENTURE ON THE. LITTLE ORME.—On Mlonday afternoon a lady visitor, .Miss F. H. Simpson, 8, Victoria Avenue, had an alarming experience, at the foot of the Little Orme, whither she had gone to read early in the afternoon. It appears that she did not notice the rising of the tide until her escape was cut off. With great difficulty she climbed as far as a stone cross erected in memory of a child,, who lost his life at this spot some years ago. Fortunately her perilous position was noticed by a gentleman, who gave the alarm to some boatmen, and George Jones, second coxswain of the lifeboat crew; Pierce Jones, Richard Williams, John Williams, and James Williams, boatmen, launched a boat and went to her rescue. On arriving at the foot of the cliffs two of the' men clambered up to the lady, who' was clinging desperately to. the, grass, and succeeded in getting her init-o the boat without mishap. The boat set out at half-past three, but did not return until after three hours had elapsed. Yarmouth Guardians have accepted a tender for men's suits, each to consist of trousers, coat, and vest, at lis. 6d. each "The smaller the brains of the community, the greater the rates," said the Gorton medical officer of health at a Manchester public meet- ing. Ilfracoanbet's public crier is performing his duties this summer on horseback. He claims that he is the only mounted: bellman in the word. If your skin burns and smarts with the action of the sun or wind go to Winter and Co., Chemists, and get a bottle of Pearl Ci-eani it -will give you instant re- lief. It costs ls. MR. W. H. DODD, Managing Director Liverpool and North Wales Steamship Co., Ltd. Photo by Edge Ltd.