LUNCHEON STORY. FOULDES, OR FOWLS? A good example of English as she is mis-pronounced is found in the following :story which is going the rounds — A lady recently inquired of the photo- grapher's assistant at the Pier Studio if they had a photo, of Fowls (Fouldes). The reply was, "No, mum, Fowls won't sit." LADY MUSICIAN MENACED' BY
TRAMPS.—On Monday evening Madame ,Clara Novello Davies had an exciting ex- perience between Rhyl and Llandudno. The Royal Welsh Ladies' Choir had been engaged to perform at Llandudno Pier ■•Concerts, but Mrs Davies and three lady friends missed their train at, Rhyl, and then hired a, motor car to convey them to their destination. Unfortunately their troubles were not over, for a puncture -stopped further progress when about half way. During the repair of this by the chauffeur four tramps arrived on the scene and demanded money from the party, and assumed a very threatening attitude. The timely arrival of two cyclists turned the scale in favour of the musicians and their chauffeur, and the tramps quickly cleared off. The repair- ing of the tyre was then completed, but the popular lady conductor did not arrive at the Pavilion until the concert had been In progress a short time. Ross' Prism Binocular Glasses. The Power
I LLANDUDNO PIER PAVILION CONCERTS. MISS LUUY NUTTALL (Contralto). October 9th to 11th. MR, GEORGE ATKINSON (Pianist.) Photo by Edge, Limited.
LOCAL NEWS. HOTEL, TRANSFER:.—At Conway, Police Court on Monday, Mr R. S. Chamberlain applied for the temporary transfer of the licence of the Stanley Hotel, Mjostyn Street, from John Roberts to William W. Ashworth, Middleton, Manchester. There was no objection on the part of the police, and the applica- tion was acceded to. ST1. PAUL'S) PAROCHIAL TEA.— The parochial tea in connection with St. Paul's Church House will be held on Wednesday, November 4th, in the Church House. The tea will be followed by a dramatic performance, given by the members of the St. Paul's Dramatic Society. The proceeds will be devoted to the funds of the Church House. A HINT TO PROSPECTIVE PRIDES. —The Churches of St. Paul and All Saints have been licensed for marriages by the Lord Bishop of the Diocese. Hitherto marriages could only be solemnized at the Parish Church, but in future, marriage services can be conducted at St. Pauls or All Saints' as well as at Llanrhos, according to the desire, of those who wish to enter the matrimonial state. SALE: OF' COACHING HOUSES.— On Monday, Messrs Blackwall, Hayes and Co., auctioneers, of Llanrwst, con- ducted a sale of horses at the Coaching Companys premises, when upwards of 100 horses were put up for auction. In past years the company were in the habit of sending their stock to Birmingham for disposal) but last year, they decided to conduct a sale on the premises, and so successful was the experiment that they have decided to make it an annual sale. On Monday, over half the animals were disposed1 of, a, prices ranging from 9 guineas to 35 guineas. W,EIDDING.-The wedding took place on Wednesday last, at Llanrhos Church, the vicar, the Rev. J. F. Reece;. B.A., officiating, between Miss Minnie Wood, daughter of the late Mr W. W. Wood, for many years head gardener of Glodda,eth, to Mr Rjichard Yates, gardener, of Glod- daeth, who was for some six years fore- man gardener under Mr Wood. The family being in mourning; the wedding was ai quiet one. The bride was given away by Councillor Henry Wilson. Lady Augusta, M'ostyn, Miss Beamish, and the, house-party at Gloddaeth were present at the ceremony. The happy pair, who have been the recipients of some very handsome presents, left by an afternoon train for York, where the honeymoon will be spent. LLANDUDNO ART' CLASSES.From an advertisement in another column our readers will note that the art classes at the Mostyn Art Gallery were resumed on Fri- da,y night. The classes are now carried on under the Carnarvonshire County Council, and the fee charged is an ex- tremely low one, only 2s. 6d. for the six months, which amount will be returned in full to each student making 75 per cent of the attendance. We trust that the classes will receive the support of all classes of residents, for there is no doubt but that they are of the greatest, service to the community. A new feature this ses- sion will h81 the classes for Educational Handwork for school teachers in Brush- drawing, Cardboard modelling and Clay modelling^ to which the atention of teach- ers is especially drawn. The classes are registered for examination at the end of the course. The headmaster is again Mr G. Hanmer Hutchings, who will be assist- ed by a capable staff. WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE: "AT HOME." —On Thursday afternoon Mrs Walton Evans (wife of the Archdeacon of St. Asaph), who is the president of the Llan- dudno Branch Society of the National Union of Women's Suffrage, gave an "at home" at her house in Abbey Road. The members of the Society and" friends were present, and after afternoon tea a, short meeting took place, at which Mr James Marks presided, and an address was given by Miss E. Rathbone, secretary of the Liverpool Women's Suffra,ge Society. Miss Rathbone moved—"That this meet- ing urges Mr Alsquth, in view of the re- cent successful demonstrations, proving; the desire of women for the vote, to grant facilities for the passing1 of the, Women's Enfranchisement Bill during the present; session of Parliament." Dr. E. S. Gooddy seconded the motion, which was carried. A vote of thanks to Miss Rathbone was moved by Archdeacon Evans and carried by acclamation. RUMMAGE! SALE.—A Rummage Sale on behalf of the Penrhynside Mission will be held at Llanrhos on Saturday, October 17th, at 2 p.m. The, Vicar will be glad to receive intimation from those who de- sire to help the Mission. The object is a worthy one; and funds are greatly needed. TIHE LLANDUDNO AND DISTRICT FIELD CLUB.—On Wednesday next, being the annual holiday, the above club have arranged for an excursion to Pen- mon Priory., in Anglesea, (12 miles from Bangor). ) This Priory dates from the sixth century, and has excellent examples of Norman architecture. Mr Harold Hughes, A.R.I.B.A., of Bangor, will act as leader. Train leaves Llandudno 9 35 a.m., arriving Bangor 10 30. Excursion tickets, Is. 9d. Conveyances meet train. Fare, 2s. 3d. ALEXANDRA ROAD MISSION.— The Mission Church erected in this part of the parish, where it was much needed, is about being completed, and will be opened for Divine Service on Wednesday, October 27th. The Vicar of Llanrhos intends to mark the opening of the building with a harvest festival, at which he will I preach. The church has been entirely erected through the efforts of the Misses Champneys, who deserve the special thanks of all lovers of Church progress, and we feel sure that all the residents in this part of the, parish will greatly appre- ciate their thoughtful kindness. RESPONSE! STILL UNSATISFAC- TORY.—The response, to the appeal issued by the Rev. Francis Reece, B.A., Vicar of Llanrhos, for funds to complete the improvements at St. Paul's has not been so satisfactory as anticipated. Writ- ing in the October number of the "Parish Magazine" the Vicar says: "VVe have received few additional contributions since our last issue, but we should be glad to note a more rapid increase, as several from whom help is naturally expected have not yet come to our assist- ance. We earnestly desire, that by the next issue of our magazine the, total will have reached one thousand, and if all do their part, we shall not be disappointed. A considerable number of collecting cards have been distributed, and we sincerely hope that those who have this work in hand will spare no efforts to swell our total.
HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICES. Thanksgiving services for the Harvest have been held in all the Churches in the Parish of Llandudno. The services in each case, except at the early morning communions, were extremely well attend- ed, and of a very hearty character. The special preachers were the Ven. Arch- deacon Lloyd Jones. M.A., rector of Cric- ,cieth; Riev. T. Lloyd, B.A., vicar of Rhyl; the Rev. J. R, F'uller, MI.A., rector of Pulford; the Rev. T. LI. Richards, and the Rev. R,. Jones, rector of Hen Eglwys. The churches had all been most tastefully decorated, and we give below the names of those who assisted and sent gifts of fruit, flowers, bread, etc. :— ST. GEORGE'S, CHURCH. Altar, Mrs Ll. R. Hughes. East end and reading desk, Mrs Fuilke-, Miss Forss, and Miss Woodley. Pulpit screen and litany desk, Miss Alice Buckley, Miss Ada Buckley, and Miss Florence Wright (Annerley). Lectern, Miss Smith (Anstey), Miss Thompson, and Miss Cotton. Trancepts, The Misses Dunphy. Windows, Mrs Foulkes, Miss F'orss and the Misses Dunphy. Font, Mrs Robert-s and the Misses Roberts (Huyton), and Miss Underwood. Pillars, Miss Nathan Jones, and Miss Florence Felton. HOLY TRINITY CHURCH. Altar, The Misses Sherratt. East end, Miss Buckley and Miss Penney. Chancel, Mr Atkin, (head gardener and assistants, Osborne House). Organ chamber, Miss Farrington, Miss Holt, Miss Haughton, and Miss Wardle. Windows, Miss Olive Eakin and Mr Atkin. Pulpit, The Misses Marston. Transcepts, Mr Atkin. Font, Mrs F. Brown. ST. TUDNO'S CHURCH. This Church was beautifully decorated by Mrs Dalton, Mrs Garden and the Misses Dalton. Gifts were received from the following, and we offer them our best thanks:- Mr John Walker, Osborne House; Mr Winch, Moon's Hotel; M:ss Buckley, Mrs Sheldon, Mr S. Brown, Mr W. H. Hill, Miss Fox, Miss James, Tygwvn Road; Mr Bird, Miss Holt, Miss Farrington, Mrs Broome, the Misses Sherratt, Mrs Pilkington, Isallt; Mrs Evans, Great Orme,; Mrs Brook, St. Mary's Road; Miss Barker, Mrs Swann, Mrs Baxter, Elsinore; Miss Dixon, Mr R. H. Brown, Mrs Arkle, Mrs Alather, Miss Jones, Trinity S'quare Mrs Walton Evans, Mrs Bersi, Miss Keble, C'olwyn Bay; Mrs Smith, Oxford Road; Mrs Roskill, Mrs Buckley, Mrs R. W. Richards, Mrs Smith (Anstey), Miss Cotton (Anstey), the Misses Buckley, Mrs Wright (Anner- ley), the Misses Marston, Mrs Dunphy, Miss Woodley, the Misses Gladys and Mary Evans (Great Orme), Mr Bowdage, and Miss Williamson. ST. BEUNO'S MISSION ROOM. The Harvest Festival Service at St. Beuno's was held on Wednesday, the 23rd of last month, when the sermon was preached by the Rev. R. Jones, Rector of Hen Eglwys, Anglesey. The Mission Room 9 0 was tastefully decorated by the following: Miss Conway; Mr and Mrs Wilsdon, Mrs Philip Conway, Miss Shaw, Mrs McNeill, Miss Daisy McNeill, Mrs Harris, Miss Gladys Elvans. Contributions towards the decorations were sent by the following —Mr Richard Conway, Mrs Roberts (Penymynydd), Mrs Morris, Mrs Smith, Mrs Wilsdon, Mrs McNeill, Mrs Harris, Mrs Davies, Mrs Evans, Mrs Thomas, Mrs Keigwen, Miss Shaw2 Mrs Hickey, Mrs Jones, Mrs Brown. BODAFON MISSION ROOM. The Harvest Festival was held on Fri- day evening, the 25th, the special pre,ahhe.r being the. Rev. W. Morgan, Vicar of St. Anne's. The room was most tastefully decorated by the following la,de.s of the congregation:—Mrs Jones, School House Miss Thomas, Bryn Glas Miss Gaynor Roberts, Gorphwysfa; Miss Katie Roberts, Gorphwysfa; Miss Maggie Davies, Quarry Cottages; Miss Martha Bedward, Miss Lucy Barnett, Miss Annie Harrison Williams, Rock View; Miss Nellie Williams, Garreg Lithrig; Miss Maggie Jones, T'ynycoed. Gifts of bread, vegetables, fruit, flowers, etc. were received from the following Mrs and Miss Broome, Mrs Jones, Mrs Cole, Miss Thomas, Miss Clennan, the Missses Sherratt, Misses Roberts, Miss Davies, Mr (Johnson, Mr Thomas, Penyffordd Farm; Mrs Jones, Bodafon Farm; Mr and Mrs Roberts, Pentre Is a Farm. We thank all most, heartily, also the choir, who performed their part so admirably.
THE MARATHON RACE. 'GO-AS-YOU-PLEASE' AMERICAN CHAMPION IN ENGLAND. LOCAL MAN AT THE; OLYMPIC. Percy Smallwood, the man who as an amateur met and defeated Hayes, winner of the recent Olympic Marathon, and who holds the four hours' go-as-you-please championship of America, has recently arrived at Llandudno, and is staying with Mr Will Owen. He is a certain starter in the great Marathon race of October 10th organised by the "London Evening News," and is confident that he will make the Con- tinenta;! champions run the hardest con- test of their lives. Smallwood was born at Conway, and while running in the Principality -as an amateur carried everything before him. He did the same in the United States, one of those he has defeated being Hayes, the winner of the Marathon during the recent Olympic Games here, and his per- formances at Llandudno May-Day races will be well remembered. As a professional Smallwood, who is twenty-two years of age, has beaten every one with the exception of Shrubb. He has been running with the little Horsham wonder in various races the whole of the summer through, and travelled with the famous English runner all over America. A few of his performances arenas under Won the four hours' go-as-you-please championship of America last December at the Grand Central Palace, New York. Won the- mile at the Sons of St. George Sports, Philadelphia, and finished second in the five miles to Shrubb. Did a, twenty-three miles trial for Shrubb at Boston in 2hr. 32min., and could have gone on if necessary. Secured the three miles at the Scolet Games, Boston, September 8 (Labour Day), beating Kenealy, the American I champion. Beat Bob Hallen in five miles, lapping I him twice, at the, F'oreshore Sports, Philadelphia., in September. Won the mile at Washington and Cen- tral Park, also five miles on September 3rd. As an amateur found a place in the Junior and Senior Cross-country teams in 1904-5. One year the Welsh athlete secured as many as seventy-five firsts. Chatting to a "London Evening News" representative, Smallwood said he felt very fit after his voyage across the Atlantic, and certainly looked it. This was not surprising, seeing that he trained hard all the way over by running round the deck. In this fashion he covered four miiles on Monday, six miles on Wednes- day, and eight on Saturday at an average of 5min. per mile. 2 He expressed great satisfaction at the courtesies extended to him by the ship's officers of the Caronia (Cunard line), who granted him the same facilities as enjoyed by Shrubb when crossing by the same boat. Dr. T'inker was especially good to him, to say nothing of the passengers) who watched his performances with the great- est interest. Questioned as to his method of train- ing, Smallwood said he favoured the work-a-day and rest-a-day system. He did a lot of walking and fifteen-mile trial runs twice a week. To do this he eats plenty of meat and eggs, with not too many vegetables, potatoes especially being tabooed. Coffee was his favourite drink.
THE ADVERTISER SAYS That the methods of the Council officials are certainly hard to understand. That several very intricate matters are at present being considered by our city fathers. That amongst them we may mention the dispute with the Cowlyd Water Board, the demand for extra power made by the Light Railway Company and the ancient lights dispute in connection with the Free Library. That notwithstanding these we are inform- ed that four of the head officials were off duty at the same time. That ratepayers have a right to know if this is correct why so many should be away at the same time. That readers of the "Advertiser" will re- collect that after the last meeting of the Council we published a long list of work contemplated or decided upon by the Council. That they will be surprised (?) to learn that as yet only one of these works has been commenced. 'That in view of the large number of un- employed one would have thought that the present would have been an oppor- tune time to get several of the jobs started. That we understand many requests have been made locally for old age pension forms. That owing, however, to the Local Gov- ernment Board giving their officers strict instructions to observe the greatest secrecy and divulge, no information to the public we are unable to inform our readers of the number of Llandudno applicants. « That we are given to understand that the County Council in its wisdom has group- ed Llandudno and Conway together as one sub-district. That Mr T'. W. Griffith will represent Llandudno on the committee and Dr. Prichard, Conway. That an immense amount of work is en- tailed by the coming into operation of the act which will for the present at any rate fall mainly upon the officers of inland revenue. That the ancient lights dispute in con- nection with the new library has been practically settled on amicable terms. That the negotiations have entailed several meetings of the Council^ and most rate- payers will approve of the arrangement arrived at. That Mr Matthew Ryan announces an im- portant sale of household appointments at, Summerfield, Deganwy, on Monday. That on Monday last Mr Ryan sold the furniture at Fairleigh, Roumania Drive Llandudno. That on the following day he was engaged in selling the furniture at Tanyrallt, Queen's Road. That Monday next, October 5th, has been decided upon by the Llandudno Grocers and Fruiterers' Association to commence as the day upon which early closing will commence. That those establishments will therefore be closed at 7 o'clock each night and one o'clock on Wednesdays, » That next Wednesday will be observed as general holiday by Llandudno trades- men. That practicably every place of business will be closed. That the custom of holding an annual holiday has arisen out of the effort made a, few years ago to get all the shops to close on harvest thanksgiving i A o day. » That this, however, was not found I practincable, and the day was there- upon devoted to excursions. That an excursion to the Franco-British Exhibition has been arranged, leaving Llandudno at 5 10 a.m., and arriving at Euston at 10 50 a.m. < That the return journey will be startecl at. midnight, but the time of arrival is not given. That one would have thought that after the arduous work and long hours of i i the summer season most people con- nected with shops would have been glad to spend the day at home or wander- ing about the slopes of the Great Orme. That we understand that a committee of local tradesmen have arranged a motor trip with the Llandudno Motor and Garage Company from this town to Griccieth and Pwllheli. That the charabancs will start from Llan- dudno at 9 a.m. That this tour will give many an oppor- tunity of enjoying the most romantic scenery in the British Isles, and can not be beaten even in that land of roman-Lic, s c ener y—Swi t z er 1 an d. That among the places passed through we need only mention Bettwsycoed, Capel Curig, Penygwryd, Beddgelert. Pass of Aberglaslyn, to Criccieth, and return- ing through Carnarvon, Penmaenmawr, etc. to prove this assertion. That the whole distance is 115 miles and the fare, including hot lunch and tea only 15s. That seats may be booked with the mem- bers of the committee, Mr J. Owen (H. and J. Owen, Gloddaeth Street,), W. T. Newman, Mostyn Street; Griffith Roberts, Vaughan Street; and R. Dunphy, Mostyn Street, or at the Booking Office of the Company, Vaughan Street (next to G.P.O.) < That for the second time in the history of Bangor Bankruptcy Court there was p no case on the list for public examina- tion when the court met yesterday. That as the system of public examina- tion was established twenty-four years ago this is not a record to be particular- ly proud of. < That Miss Forrester's adventures on the "Argonaut" have been the main sub- ject of Llandudno's conversation this week. That we heartily congratulate her upon the happy termination of what might have been a very sad calamiiv. That in Miss Laura Evans the Extension Concert Committee have secured another excellent vocalist. That the phenomenal weather we are en- joying has considerably augmented the morning patrons of these concerts. That it is possible now. by shifting your seat to dodge' the matinee or "Little Widow" hat. That it is hoped before the concert season of 1909 sets in these monstrosities will have been swept away. That the line fishing season is now in full swing. That large catches are recorded daily. That not a few specimens are being hand- ed into the Secretary of the Sea Anglers Society. That the proposed trip to London and the Anglo Franco Exhibition for next Wed- nesday promises to be well patronised. p That Miss Lydia Donovan has been ap- pearing at the Prince's Theatre this week in "Niobe" and "My Soldier Boy." That the audiences were delighted with her delineations and warmly applauded her efforts. That her company includes some well- known members of the profession. < That her visit terminates on Saturday evening, when "My Soldier Boy" will be given. That we understand the Prince's Theatre will be kept open three nights a week for some time yet, if not throughout the winter. That on Monday, Tuesday and Wednes- day, "For the love of a woman" will be presented. That the play is one of best "child-plays" ever presented to a Llandudno audience, and should attract large houses. That our readers are urged to support Wr Ritson in his efforts to provide good class entertainments during the winter months. That the annual visit to Llyn Dulyn by the members of the Council took place on Thursday. That we are informed that out of the ten members who promised to be present not half the number put in an appear- ance. That the Dulyn excursion is becoming a bit of a farce. That the Council would do well to engage a troupe of al fresco musicians to give a performance in order to wile away the time while at the lake. That perhaps Professor Beaumont may next year be induced to give an aquatic display for the delectation of his brother Councillors if the weather should be as favourable as on this occa- sion.
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such glowing terms in his farewell speech, was another requested iteim, and came in for a splendid reception. We shall watch with interest the reception of this item in London and elsewhere in the provinces during the coming concert season, and duly acquaint our readers. THE EXTENSION CONCERTS. SUNDAY. There was a representative. gathering of both visitors and residents at the Sunday evening's concert, the first of the exten- sion series. Three instrumental solos were given by Messrs H. Hall, cornet George Atkinson, piano, and J. H. JEVulds, 'cello. MISS LAURA EVANS (Soprano). Lewis Carey's "Nearer My God to Thee" was the first song with which Miss Llaura Evans favoured a, Llandudno audience, and -she at once gained golden opinions. In her second item, Mendelssohn's Aria, "Hear ye Israel," she was even heard to greater advantage, and on both occasions had to return and bow her acknowledgements. This is most, unusual at a Sunday even- ing's concert, .and conclusively proved that Miss Evans had very decidedly pleased her auditors. Miss Evans is a, native of Henllan, near Denbigh, and has been trained by Mr lies, of London. Up to two years ago Miss Evans was a contralto, and carried all before her at Eisteddfodau. She was retained to open the, new pavilion at Rhyl this season, gave a recital wit]; a, con- spicuous success at London in July, and was engaged for the National Eisteddfod at Llangollen. Although Miss Evans sang on M'onday last, it was not until Tuesday evening that the regular patrons of the pier concerts passed their opinion, and which was unmistakable. She has an exceedingly rich voice and natural ability, there is no straining for effect. On Wed- nesday evening Miss Evans was even more successful, no1 less than three encores being called for. We shall look forward to seeing this vocalist again at Llandudno, for there is no doubt she has made. a last- ing impression upon all who were privileged to hear her. ROYAL, WELSH LADIES' CHOIR, The Extension Concerts commenced their secular series on Monday evening with an additonal attraction, Madame Novello Davies',s Royal Welsh Choir. It was not the choir as we remember it, a few years ago,, but nevertheless seven out of the dozen items were enthusiastically encored, and deservedly so. THE; ORCHESTRA. The programmes have been admirably selected and drawn large numbers. In- strumental solos have been numerously interspersed and duly encored. MR. JOSEPH CHEETHAM, (Tenor). Mr Cheetham paid his first visit to Llandudno as a vocalist. A native of Rochdale, he has been trained for the profession of his adoption by Mr Acton, ,of Manchester. During the present sea- son he has sung with very considerable success, at amongst other places, Harro- gate, Dunoon, Bournemouth, and Black- pool. » Sullivan's "Once Again" was the first song set down for Thursday evening's con- cert" and he was vociferously encored re- plying with "Roses." In the second half he sang Blumenthal's "My Queen," and was again heartily encored. The possessor of a natural tenor voice of excellent quality, his renditions are given without any apparent effort, and in securing such -a capable tenor vocalist the Extension Concert Committee are to be warmly con- gratulated. Mr Cheetham concludes his visit to-morrow (Sunday). VOCALISTS FOR NEXT1 WEEK. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings Miss M. Constance Wilkinson, soprano, is the vocalist, and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Miss Lucy Nuttall, the faivourite contralto.
and Field of a Telescope in the compass of an Opera, Glass, A full ,stock is held by Winter .-and Co., Chemists and Opticians, who will be glad "fco show them to you. < < A movement has been initiated for pre- .senting a testimonial to Mr Thomas Davies, Bryngoleu (late of Matlock House). There is no more respected citizen in Llndudno.