LOCAL NEWS. CRAIGYDON M'.I.A.—The Chairman ait the meeting of the above Association on Wednesday, Dec. 2, when Mr Peacock criticised the last. meeting of the Llan- dudno Urban District Council, was Mr W. J. Sewell, and not Mr A. E. Vollam as. stated last week. NOTICE. OF' MOTION.- Mr F. J. Sarson has given notice that at the month- ly meeltdng of the Council on Wednesday he will propose the following resolution -"That the question of payments of salaries to Council officials when absent from duty through illness or accident and allowances to Council workmen when absent from work through accident or ill- ness be taken into consideration by this Council." SIT. BEiUNOrS, MISSION CLUB.— This year is the sixteenth during which the club for young men has been conduct- ed at St. Beuno's Mission Church on the Great Orme. The Club has been the means of accomplishing much good work in the neighbourhood. Mr L. ML Curtler, who has been associated with the Club since its inauguration, has now presented the members with a new bagatelle table. CYMDEITHAS LEINYDDOLi KE RO- BOTH,N,os Llun diwieddaf, o dan lywyddiaeth Mr W. S. Williams, dar- llenwyd tri o bapurau rhag.orol ar y testynau canlynol:—"Charles o'r .Bala," gan Miss J. EL Jones, 37, Jubilee Street; "Dr. Edwards," gan Miss Williams, Pioneer, a "Joseph Thomas, Carno," gan Mr Thomas Griffiths, Llys Meisrion. Yr oedd y cynulliad yn un da, a mwynhawyd y cyfarfod gan bawb. WEILSH PATIENTS IN LIVERPOOL HOSPITALS.—At last week's meeting of the Conway Board of Guardians a circular letter was read calling the Board's atten- tion to the fact that several Liverpool hospitals and similar institutions, would be soon called upon to close their doors against clients from North, Wales unless North Wales Boards of Guardians con- tributed their proper quotia towards their upkeep. Whereas an average of £:1600 was spent annually upon North Wales patients only £ 300 were subscribed from that part of the country.-rhiei matter was referred to the Finance Committee. LLANnUDN 0 ARTISTES AT PEN- RHYNSIDE.—i A concert was held at the Welsh ClalVinisitic M'etihodist Chapel on Thursday evening, when Mr Benjamin liams, Llandudno, presided over a good attendance. An interesting! programme was contributed to by Miss Griffiths (Llinos Dyffryn), Mr Llewelyn Davies, Colwyn Bay; Mr T'. J. Williams, Mr Joo. Parry, Mr James Hobson, Miss Annie Higginbottom, and the Penrhynside OL, Choir, under the conductorship of Mr Robert Owen (Tan-y-Graig1). The accom- panists were MJiss Maggie Lloyd, Penrhyn Bay, and Mr Charles Hughes. COTTAGE: HOMES FOR, PAUPER CHILDREN.—At a, meeting of the Con- f way Board of Guardians on Friday, it was resolved to apply to the Local Govern- ment Board for sanction to borrow £ 1000 for the purchase of Bryn Conway and Bryn Owen, the two Gyffin houses which the Board have decided to convert into "cottage homes," t,he loan to be repayable in 30 years.—The Finance Committee re- commended that the loan be repaid in 20 years, but the longer period was agreed upon, on the motion, of Mr William Davies, who pointed out, that the Govern- ment had recently extended the limit for repayments.-It, was decided that the scheme be brought to practical use with- out delay. CHILDREN SAVED, FROM BURN- ING.—Three children were rescued from being burnt, in bed on Friday evening under exciting circumstances. The chil- dren, whose ages range from eight down- wards, had been put to bed by their mother, the wife of Mr El. R. Jones., who occupies rooms over a jeweller's shop in Lower M'ostyn Street. A man named John Jones, living at 35, Jubilee Street, was .standing near Trinity Church, opposite the shop when he saw that the curtains of an upper room, over the shop were on fire. He rushed across the street, and told the startled mother, who, ran to the door in response to his loud knock, that there was a fire upstairs. He ran to the room, found the children behind the bed half suffo- cated, the room full of smoke, the curtains and dressing table on fire, and the flames just attacking the bedclothes. A young man named J. Parry, barman at the Har- rington Hotel, and also Wm. Goulding, had followed Jones upstairs, and the Lihree succeeded in beating out and stifling the fire. Sergeant Jones arrived on the scene a minute or two later. The children were fortunately unhurt. L,L,ANDUDNO HARRIERS).—Con- siderable interest was taken on Wednes- day afternoon in a race from Penmaen- mawr to Llandudno, promoted by the newly formed Harriers' Club. The dis- tance was ten miles, and, twelve runners started. The finish took pla,ce at the junction of Vaughan Street and Conway Road, in the presence of a large crowd. The first in was Arthur Elvans (6min. start), and the other runners finished as follows:—Geo. Davies (6min.), Llewelyn Roberts (6mlin.), W. H. Huigihes (6min.), W. Cheetham (8min.), W. S. Hughes (6min., E. VFinstianley (8min.), J. Roberts (3min.), D. Richardson (lOmin), W. Brookes (scratch), EL Griffiths (6min), G. Gibbons (12 min.) The first six were presented with medals later in the evening at the Prince's Theatre. The scratch W. Brookes, finished tenth, and ran the distance in 58mins. Messrs H. Haydn and CL Mlicali were the ban,dr,- cappers, Mr CL F'elix was the starter, and Mr Beaumont the judge, and W. Owen the timekeeper. Brookes was awarded a special medal for the fastest, time. Medals were presented by Mr Pti. Travers, Mr Jj- L. Reading:, and Mirs Wag staff. SUNSHINE! RECORD.Bright sun- shine recorded at Llandudno for week ending December 6th was 13 hours 36 minutes. The rainfall for the same week, 0.280 inches. "CIHARACTERiS OF DANIElL, OWEN." A lecture was delivered at the Welsh Wesleyan Chapel, Penrhynside, on Tues- day evening, by the Rev. D. Gwynfryn Jones, who took as his subject the "Characters of Daniel Owen." Mr E. Wil- liams, Post, Office, presided over a good attendance. GOOD TEMPLARY.—The Grand Chief Templar of Wra,les (the Rev. J. A. Rees, B.A., Rector of Rhos Oollyn) is an- nounced to speak, at the Town Hall on Monday evening next" under the auspices of the local lodge of the I.O.G.T. The Rev. J. Raymond will preside, and the subsequent speakers will include Mr Tenny so n ,Smith. ,OILCAN RECITAL, AT! STL JOHN'S.— Miss Dorothy Hughes giavei an organ re- at St. John's Wesleyan Church on Wednesday, and, was assisted in the ren- dering of duets for organ and piano, by Mr S. L. Coveney, the organist of the church. Solos were sung by Miss Rowlands and Mr J. D. Owen. LICENCE! TRANSFERRED1.—At Con- way Petty Sessions on Monday, upon the application of Mr E., E. Bone, a full transfer of the licence of the Marine Hotel, Llandudno, was grianted from Mr Rilchard Conway to Mr Wm. H. F. Gauntlett, late of Piortman Square, Lon- don, who, it was stated, had purchased the property from Mr Conway. LADIEIS' NIGHT.—On Monday even- ing a very pleasant evening was spent by the members of the Craigydon Mutual Improvement Association, when ladies were admitted to the gathering. After whist had been indulged in for an hour, a programme ,consisting of songs, recita- tions, etc. was given by Mr C. W. Brown, Mr F. Bowyer, Master Aled Williams ('cello solo), Mr CL Ellliott, Mrs Knight, Mr J. Roberts, Mr J. Gregory, and Mr A. O. Axtel. Mr A. J. Peacock presided, and Mrs Knight acted as accompanist. The proceedings terminated with a, dance. AGED PE:OPLE!'H TREAT.—The fol- lowing additional subscriptions have been received: -,Af!rs Eckersley, JBl Is.; Mrs Ottley, 5s.; Mr Holme, 5s.; Miss Sher- ridan, 5s.; Mrs Shad Roberts, 5s.; Mia Chantrey, 5s. Miss Marribt, 2s. Mrs Mayler, 5s. Mrs Wright (Preswylfa), 2s. 6d. MrisTL W. Griffith, 5s. Mrs Walton Evans, 5s.; Mrs Moses, 2s. 6d.; Mr Jephcott, 2s. 6r. Misses Williams, Dover House, 2s. 6d.; Mr J. R. Evans, Beach Grove, 2s.; Mrs William Bevan, Gower- dale, 5s.; Mr J. Roberts, Wynnburg, 10s. Mr Wbodhall, 10s. Mrs Ll. Hughes, 2s. 6d. SEA, ANGLING1 COMPETITION.— The sea angling, competition, arranged for Wednesday next, from the Pjier Head, promises to be the most successful (weather permititling) yet arranged by the Society. Sport during the past two. or three weeks has been so excellent, that the members are very keen. In order that the Secretary may -be able to complete the arrangements members who have not already entered their names for the com- petition should do so at once. The com- petition is timed for 2 o'clock. Two more specimens have been handed in during the week by Mr F. Li. Reading, i.e., a sole of lib. 3oz. and a dab of fib., both caught 4 off the Pier. The Rev. John Raymond and party had a grand day among the whiting on Monday, returning after two hours' sport with four hundred whiting, besides a few flat, fish and dog fish. The first hot-pot supper is to be held on the following Ftiday at the Royal Hotel, tickets for which may be obtained from the members of the committee. SATURDAY NIGHT1 POPS.—Another crowded "house" and another excellent programme on Saturday. The following programme, arranged by Miss Griffiths, Morfen, was rendered:—Pianoforte duet, "Grand March," Misses Jackson and M. Griffiths; quartette, "Ash Grove," Misses J alckson and Jones, Messrs Brown and Roberts; recitation, "Papa's Letter," Miss H. Jameson; song, "The Skipper" (Jude), lVlr W. Roberts; euphonium solo, "March of the. Men of Harlech," Mr A. Edwards; duet, "Flow, gently, Deva" (John Parry), Messrs Brown and Roberts song, "The Better Land," Miss Jackson; glee, "Home of the Free," Chorus Party; pianoforte duet, "Tarantella," Misses Jackson and M. Griffiths; duet, "Excel- sior," Messrs Brown and Roberts; recita- tion, Miss Hobson; song, "The Old Bri- gade" (Barri), Mr W. Roberts; song, "The Children's Home," Miss H. Jame- son song, "Killarney," Miss Jones; dialogue, "The Geese," Misses M. Griffiths and H. Jameson; glee, "Sweet and Low," Chorus Party; accompanist, Miss Jackson and Miss Griffiths. ST. PAUL'S LITERARY SOCIETY.— The weekly meeting of the St. Paul's Literary Society on Monday took the form of a social. a most enjoyable evening being spent. The Church House had been nicely decorated for the occasion by Councillor Henry Wilson, and Mr Norrie, York Villa. An excellent programme was sus- tained by Mr L. H. Summerfield) Mr A.. C. Axtell, Mr Joseph Forrester, Miss D. Walton Evans, Mr Clement W. Brown, Mr O. J. Montgomery, and Miss Mi Wood- cock. In the spelling-bee Mr A. D. T. Marks awarded the first prize to Mrs Lever amongst the ladies, and Mr A. G. Pugh amongst the gentlemen. The Vicar of Llanrhos (Rev. J. F. Reece, B.A.) wa,s the adjudicator in the impromptu speech competiton, and awarded. Mrs J. J. Marks | the ladies' prize and Mr EI. Ei. Bone, the gentlemen's. In the reading competition, Mr Montgomery awarded the ladies' prize to Miss Winter, and the gentlemen's to Mr J. Higginibottom. Refreshments were served, Miss Wbodcock, Miss King, and L Miss (Surrey having charge of the catering department. WHIST DRIVEL—A pleasant whist drive was held at the Craigydon Boarding Establishment, on Wednesday, under the auspices of the Craigydon Mutual Im- provement Association. There were about 140 present. Messrs Siewell, D'Oyly Wat- kins, F. Eivans, and Knight, acted as M.C.'s. Prizes were awarded as follow: —Ladies: 1, Mrs Salter (215); 2, Miiss M Foulkes; 3, Miss FL O1. Williams. Gentle- men: 1, Mr Kracke (213); 2, Mr Bowyer (199); 3, Mr Butler. LLANDUDNO CRICKET CLUB.— The balance sheet of the Llandudno Gricket, Club has been issued, and shows that although last season there was a con- siderable falling off in subscriptions from vice-presidents and others, there still remains a; balance in hand of JE23 13s. 7d., or about J66 less than last, year. The annual meeting will be held at the Queen's Hotel on Monday evening, when all in- terested in the future of the Club are in- vited to be present. The committee have important proposals to place before the subscribers, which if approved of, will un- doubtedly add to the popularity of the Clulh. CHARGE AGAINST! A RAILWAY PASS EN GEII. A young man of respect- able appearance and address named Edward B. Turner, of Deganwy, was fined 15s. and costs on Monday by the Conway magistrates on a charge of defrauding the London and North-Western Railway Com- pany of the fare from Lilandudno to De- ganwy on three occasions at, the, end of October.—Mr H. T'ait, of the Company's solicitor's office at Elusion, who appeared to prosecute, stated that the defendant had held a. season ticket between these statiions, but the last, he had taken out, up to the date of the offence, October 30th, and the following day, was a month- ly ticket expiring, on October 6th. At 10 40 p.m. on October 30th he arrived at Deganwy, and the stationmaster asked him for his ticket. The defendant said, "Contract," and left the station. He was followed and asked to show the ticket. He could not, find it, but. stated that he had renewed his contract. Subsequently he made a similar statement, to a detec- tive in the Company's service.—Evidence was gliven by a Llandudno booking clerk named Olough, Mr R. Edwards, the stationmaster at# Deganwy, Mr T. H Port, chief booking clerk at, Llandudno, and others.—The defendant made a long-state- ment, in the course of which he denied that he had any intention to defraud. He had held an ordinary season ticket for eight or nine years, and then took a monthly one because he expected to go away. If he had been told that the ticket had expired he would have at once done everything he could to. rectify it. WILL OF THE LATE MR. H. M. GROSE,.—Mr Henry Martin Grose, of Bryn Derwen, Abbey Road, Llandudno, Carnarvon, and of The Hawthorns, Trent- vale, Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffs, J.P., china, clay merchant, who died on'the 19th July last, left estate of the gross value of £138,975 9s. 5d., with net, personalty 2136,327 8s. 8d., and probate of has will, dated 9th June, 1908, has been granted to his widow, Mirs Annie M!aria Grose, of Bryn Derwen, Abbey Road, Llandudno; his son £ Mr Thomas Alexander Grose, of Bryn Derwen, solicitor's articled clerk; his son-in-law, Mr John Arthur Tbmlin- son, of 'Clayton-road, Newcastle-under- Lyne, Staffs., brick manufacturer; and Mr John Blow Ashwell, of Stoke-upon- Trent, solicitor. The testator left, 2100 each to the executors of his will, £ 500 to his wife, and his consumable stores and personal effects absolutely, and the use of his residence and of his household fur- niture, and the income of his residuary estate during her widowhood, and in the event of her re-marriage he left to her an annuity during the remainder of her life of £ 100..Subject to his wife's interest, the testator left the income of one-seventh of his residuary estate, or JB100 per annum, to his grand-daughter, Joan Theodora, Grose, daughter of his son, Wil- liam Marshall Grose. The remainder of his residuary estate the testator left upon trust for his children, namely, Alice Mary Powell; Eldiith Elmily Tomlinson, Cion-' stance Deborah Walmsley, Annie Beatrice Farrington, Thomas Alexander Grose, and Frederick Martin Grose.
THE BIOSOOPEI AT' THE PIER THEATRE OF VARITIES. Mr Samuel Hughes, Junr., is to be con- gratulated on the completion of the exten- sive alterations. On Monday last. the Bioscope re-opened after closing ier a fortnight, to enable the contractor, Mr Owen Williams, Church Walks, to carry out the architect's plans. There was a capital attendance of Mr Hughes's regular clientele for the opening, and all were agreed that a complete transformation had taken place in the hall generally, but Eew however are aware of the measures whica have been specially taken to secure any possible chance of danger to the audience, in the case of fire. The requirements of the County Council, an iron-cased en- closure for the Cinematograph machine have been, as previously, carried out but in addition it. has been bricked and I:ti .,cemented, and, the means of egress for the operator is direct into the open and not into the theatre itself, thus making it doubly secure in case of any ignition of the films. We have carefully inspected the whole of the arrangements, and can assure our readers that, in patronising the Theatre of Varieties Bioscope perform- ance, they dQ so with absolute safety. The seating arrangements are excellent, and a distinct, improvement. The pictures have never previously been seen a,t Llandudno, and are well worth a special visit. On the twenty-second instant, Mr Hughes has arranged to give a benefit per- formance for the Hot Pot fund. Th6s is only one of many charitable entertain- ments given by Mr Hughes, he having during his lesseship of the Theatre of Varieties contributed upwards of £50 to charitable objects. £ 2 -:t_
RATE PAYERS'ASSOCIATIO N DEFENDED. HAS IT1 JUSTIFIED ITS EXISTENCE. At, the weekly meeting of the St George's Literary Society, held in the Church House, Trinity Street, on Thursday, Mr J. Higginbottom replied to the attacks made upon the Ratepayers' Association, of which body he is a member of the Exe- cutive Committee. Mr Roger Dawson presided at the outset, but routine business having been disposed of, said that, being a member of the Execu- tive of the Ratepayers' Association, it was not night that, he should preside over the debate. Mr J. H. S. Stevens was there- upon voted to the chair, and called upon Mr Higginbottom to read his paper. Although all the members of the Council had been invited to the meeting: only two, Messrs F. J. Sarson and 8. Chantrey accept,ed the invitation, and the lattetr did not arrive until Mr Hp-gginbottom had concluded. THE! CASE FOR, THE; ASSOCIATION. M- Higginbottom gave a, resume of the work of the Association since its formation in March, 1900, showing that the Asso- ciation was formed jn that year on account of the alleged extravagant expenditure of the Council^ resulting in rising rates, with the object, of 'bringing about a, drastic re- forms in the management, of municipal .affairs. It, was also the intention of the Aso'ciation at that time to advocate re- form and improvements, select, and sup- port candidates for Council honours, and watch over the interests oif the town generally. The Speaker then went on to detail the part played by the Association to tha,t, end, the instances selected going to provie, his contention that the Association was a most useful one and capable of doing much good work. Among the principal items men- tioned were the admission of ratepayers to Council meetings granted in 1902, its op- position in that year to the proposed in- corporation of the town; in 1903 the Council was urged to petitiion for increased representation on the County Council and the Conway Board of Guardians (both being subsequently obtained); 1904 it protested against the commencement of Glodda,e,th Avenue and the widening of the Happy Valley Road until the following: year, and sent, a deputation for that, pur- pose to the Council, and were again suc- cessful; in 1906 it took the part of the ratepayers and leaseholders in St. Mary's Road and Claremont Road in a successful appeal against a special Sewer's ratei for that district; in the same year the Gover- nors of the County School were appealed to to allow press representatives to attend their meetings; and the Council was asked to issue a return of 'attendances prior to instead of after the annual election. In 1907 also the Association supported the efforts of the Council to get a speed limit for motor cars using the principal streets of the town, and the efforts to get Glod- daeth Street Su'b-Post office made a, full branch one. During the present year the Association had been very active in con- nection with the proposed .charter of in- corporation, the free library scheme, and several other matters. In concluding, Mr Higginbottom main- tained that there had been a great awaken- ing to the importance of taking an active part, in municipal affairs by ratepayers generally since the Association was formed in 1900, and in that awakening the Asso- ciation had been the prime factor. The question they were debating was not whether the Association was perfect, but whether it had justified its existence. He maintained that it had, and that those members of the Council who had served on its executive had received practical train- ing in the conduct of municipal affairs. They were told by some. people that members of the Council should not form part, of the executive, but, to that he would reply that as a rule the minutes of the Council were very brief, and even mis- leading to an outsider. It was therefore necessary that there should be at least one member of each committee' on the Execu- tive of the Ratepayers' Association if in- telligent consideration was to be given to the proposals contained in the minutes. The Association had proved itself to be essential to the efficient, government of the town. It had not made protests to the Council, or any other body, in any carp- ing or vexatious spirit, but to' further what n the Association believed would be the best interests of the town.—'(Applause.) Mr F. J. Sarson was called upon to open on the opposition side, and said that although he was alone he was not afraid of facing the music.—(Laughter.) He was supposed to be a member of the. Associa- tion, and also of its executive, but he had not attended its meetings for over twelve, months. He had absented himself because at one of the monthly meetings of the Association a certain question had been discussed, and he was asked to take the lead at the next meeting1 of the Council' an opposition to. the recommendation of the Works Committee. Other councillors in the room promised to support him, but when it came to voting in the Council Chamber he was left alone on the rocks. After that case of desertion he had re- solved to have nothing more to do w. h the Association. Another matter he might mention was that, of the. yacht moorings. When they were originally laid down the Association did not object, but when the accounts came before the, Public Auditor Mr Price came and objected to them. Mr Price: I did not. Mr Sarson, continuing, said that later on the GouDed were advised to remove the mooring for safe storage during the winter, and d'rl zy fit a very small cost.. Then the Ratepayers' on passed a resolution of protest. Why, he did not know, for if there was one class of people wanted more than another at Llandudno it was yachtsmen.—(Hear, hear.) In objecting to the expense the Association had strained: at a gnat and acted in a pettifogging manner. He also complained that the Association had not helped in .'BaEas/ I getting the beach chairs concession, and felt that it, was a, great pity it did not widen its scope of representation, for as' at present constituted it was not broad enough to be effective. Mr Chantrey, who, came in just after Mr Sarson had commenced to speak, was ask- ed to give his views, but said he. knew absolutely nothing about what had been said. As a, Councillor he took very little notice of the resolutions they sent in from time to time. Personally he did not think that members of the Council should sit on the Executive of the Association Mr A. M. Flash expressed 'the opinion that the Association acted generally in a pettifogging manner, that if he was a Councillor he would have felt very in- sulted. Mr Sutton Jones reminded the mem- bers that they were going very wide of the polint at issue, which was whether the Association had justified its existence or not. Speaking as a new-comer to, the town he did not. know anything about the Association, but he realised that as far as the debate had gone the weight of evi- dence was overwhelmingly on the side of the Association. Mr Wm. Price was invited to take part in the debate, but said he had already been a target for the wind bags of Craigy- don, so would say nothhrg for the time being. Mr J. E. Hornsby thought it. had been proved that the Association was a, very useful one and did good work. Mr Roger Dawson said that although the Association was a good one, but as they were spots on the sun so there were spots on the Association. He was aware that there was not a spotless angel on the committee, but he maintained that. the combined wisdom of its members had re- sulted in good to the town, and that it had even prevented disaster on more than one occasion. The members had done the best according to the light, they had. If the Association was deprived of the members of the Council it would be deprived of a great deal of its usefulness. He estimated the saving to the ratepayers effected through the instrumentality of the Asso- ciation to be equal to £2.00 per annum, and that the town got better value for its money. After some further debate the Chairman summed up, and said that the evidence was entirely in favour of the. Association, and that nothing had been brought for- ward in reply to the claims put forth by Mr H, Higginbottom. No vote was taken, but a, hearty vote of thanks Was accorded to Mr Higginbottom for the trouble he had taken in compiling his paper. Next week Mr A. lVI. Flash will read a paper on the "Emancipation of the Jews."
THE ADVERTISER SAYS That the remarks made in the "Advertiser" last week in reference to the payment, of wages and salaries to Council officials and workmen during illness have been generally admitted to he the right view to take of the case. That we have reason to believe that they had been read and appreciated by the majority of the members of the Council. That the members of the Finance Com- mittee have already acted upon the sug- gestion that all should be treated alike. That hitherto the practice of the Council has been to pay the salaries of their offi- cials in case of illness. That the question will probably come up for decision at Wednesday's meeting of the Council.. That the whole question needs careful con- That the whole question needs careful con- sideration. That the comments recently made on the action of a ratepayer in drawing the attentlion of the auditor to certain items in the Council's accounts have aroused considerable interest. That opinions vary as to the wisdom of the objections or t'he necessity thereof. That members of the Council should not delude themselves that they are now on safe ground, especially those who have signed cheques fo-r- recent fire brigade expenses. That, however, is a very minor matter compared to another that, the "Coun- cillor's terror" has up his sleeve for the next audit. That a letter was read from Mr Samuel Hughes., Pier Secretary, at Monday's meeting of the Extension Concert Com- mittee. That the letter stated the Pier Directors had decided to extend their concert sea- son until October 10th. That further they offered the pavilion to the Town's Committee free from rent- until the end of October. 1t -<I- That this offer was accepted by the Com- mittee, and officials were appointed and canvassers to canvass the town. That the Executive Committee met on Thursday afternoon, and arrangements were made to start the canvass to-day (Saturday) and report in a week's time the success of their labour. That a. list of supporters will be publish- ed weekly in these columns. That the first list appears in this issue. That we are daily reminded by the gaily dressed shop windows of the approach of Xmas. That Xmas boxes may not be given indis- criminately according: to the Act intro- duced last year. That the following are exempt from the r Act, postmen, policemen, servants, porters, wraiters, barbers, waits, news- boys, etc. That you may not give safely to servants of another who does business with the donor, that is, travellers, salesmen, buyers, clerks, etc., unless consent has been obtained. That the Sea Anglers are breaking re- cords and securing specimens every few days. That a Hot Pot Supper has been arranged by this Society at the, Royal Hotel for Friday next. That a large gathering of knights of the rod, is anticipated. That true, fishing stories will be en- couraged. Z!1 That the number of lobsters caught on the hand lines ought to encourage the use- ing of lobster pots. That time was when some good hauls were obtained. That the whist drive of the Craigydon Improvement Association on Wednesday last was a huge success. That there were close upon 150 persons present. That the present method of recording the scores at most whist drives is not at all as it, should be. < Tha,ti whilst the whist drive on Wednes- nesday was carried out to the entire satisfaction of all, we suggest the fol- lowing improvement: That sufficient space should be left- in the score card to write in full the scores ob- tained at each table. That in another column the score could be put in numerals. That even when the scores are initialed in ,the old style, it would be impossible to remember in a scrutiny. That, whilst we have no reason to believe otherwise than that the local whist drives have always been run absolutely straight, we know of cases in other towns. That there should be no door left open for any doubt. That we offer this suggestion to those who have future whist drive management in zn hand. That the Amateurs' Football Team jour- ney by motor charabanc to play Den- bigh to-day. That the Council Field will be occupied by the Schoolboys in a league match. That, the hookeyites meet Bangor on the Cricket Ground. That! a lecture for the benefit of Mr D. J. Roberts, who met with an accident twelve months ago., is contemplated zn early in the New Year.
COMING EVENTS. Dec. 12.-—(Schoolboys' Football League Match Dyffryn Road Schools v. St. George's Schools. Dec. 14.—Special Lecture at St. Paul's Church House by Mijss Madeleine O'Cbnnor, "Irish Fairy Songs and Tales." Dec. 14.—Annual Meetang of the Llan- dudno Cricket Club, at the Queen's Hotel, at. 7-30 p.m. Dec. 14.—Craigydon M.I.A. Social. Dec. 16.-Prize Distribution in connec- tion with the Dyffryn Road Council School in the Town Hall. Dec. 16 and 17.—The Craigydon Dramatic Society will play the comedy, "The Old Story," and the comedietta, "Which is Which," at St. Paul's Church House. Dec. 16.—Craigydon M.I.A. Social. Dec. 13.-Hot-Pot Supper and Smoking Concert, Sea. Anglers' Association, in the Rbval Hotel. Dec. 18.—Craigydon M.I.A., Impromptu Debate. Dec. 21.-St. Paul's Church Band of Hope Entertainment. Xmas Day.—Service in Christ Church at 11 a.m. Dec. 29.-Aged People's Treat in the Town Hall. Dec. 30.-Llandudno Parochial Tea at the Town Hall Jan. 25.—Special Lecture at St. Paul's Church House by W. E, Schiele Esq., "Village Life in Japan." Feb. 22.—Special Lecture at St. Paul's Church House, by Miss Gertrude Ba,con, "The Coastwise Lights of England." Coming Events inserted Free of Charge.
THE L.A.D.S. The management of the Llandudno Amateur Dramatic Society have reluctant- ly, to announce that owing to illness amongst the caste, the production of "0 Susannah" has been postponed until a date to be fixed in the New Year.
A little boy came home from school one day feeling unwell. As the evening wore he became worse. It was thought he had j chicken-pox, and he, was instantly sent, to bed. The next morning, however, he awoke quite well. His father thought he was well enough to go to school, but the boy, who was no lover of school, said "Father, I am sure I have chicken- pox." What makes you think that V' asked the father. "Well, said the boy, "this morning I found two feathers in my bed."