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LLANDUDNO MAY-DAY. It seems a far cry from the early days of February to May-Day, but it is not a week too long for the hundred and one different things which the success of the day demands to be fully considered. May- Day has now become such a gigantic in- stitution that the preparations demand most careful consideration. It is said that no sooner is one pantomime at Drury Lane Theatre taken off than work com- mences on the next. While that is not,, exactly true of May-Day, it may be said that the day demands most careful atten- tion to detail, and whole-hearted work by those who are for the time being" in com- mand. Very pleasant- memories are associated with the festival in Llandudno. Memories of May Queens who have now become matrons; memories of the pioneers in the work who now rejoice to see it carried on by their successors in the same spirit of good fellowship as that in which it was initiated; memories of keen contests be- tween rival but not unfriendly trades- men memories of artistic triumphs by L.A.D.S., and of exh b t ons of athletic prowess in the sports and graceful dancers at the crowning ceremony. It is common- ly said of things started Llandudno that after a year or two they die out. This appears to be true of the Eisteddfod, for those gatherings now held at Llandudno are but shadows of those of former years. Of May-Day, however, the charge cannot be sustained. It is true that storms have arisen which threatened to swamp the good old sir p. but skilful piloting com- bined with loyalty on the part of the crew on each occasion enabled her to weather the storm, and so in the year 1910 she has been again launched, with all sails un- furled on her voyage, and it is hoped will return to harbour well laden with the cargo that iis to swell the exchequer of those who are endeavouring to persuade Saxons and Celts that Llandudno is the best possible place in which to spend a pleasant and health-giving holiday. May-Day has appealed to the inhabit- ants of this favoured resort in a manner that no other institution has even ap- proached. It appears to be an institution such as the chairman at the dinner on St. David's Day longer for—an institution in which there is no distinction between the Conservative lamib and the Radical lion; an institution in which all are workers and all realise that they must pull and pull wtha, will and not only realise it bus do it. The tradesmen enter heartily into the procession, notwithstanding the hard work entailed in preparing exhibits; the children as heartiilv into the necessary training for the dances, and the members of the committee devote hours every wesk to perfecting the arrangements. The inhabitants generally make most of the c!aN-, for it is their last holiday for many a ion- week. Close on it's heels comes the arrival of the first regular daily steamer, and the start of the season pro- per. A word must also be said for the members of the Council, who do their part by granting the use of committee rooms, the Council Field for the sports, and decorate the promenade with bunting. The programme for this year has already been mapped out and details are now being arranged. The schedule of classes for the trades procession has been lengthened by four classes, and in addi- tion to previous specials the local branch of the Society for the Prevention of Crueltv to Animals are offering a very handsome prize to owners of ponies, par- ticulars of which will be included in the schedule. Mr E. A. Lidbetter has accept- ed the chairmanship of the Pavilion Com- mittee, and the Pier Company has grant- ed the use of the Pavilion for the crown- ing ceremony on the same- terms as pre- vious years. The next great step to be taken is the selection of the May Queen, which will take place on the 19th inst. The committee has devoted considerable time discussing the best method to be adopted, but have not been able to hit upon a better plan than the one in vogue for the past three years, and unless the Genera1 Committee can decide on a better at their meeting on Monday the old plan will again be relied upon. The other chairman of committees are Mr A. J, Davis and Mr Geo. Stones, the former guiding the deliberations of the Outdoor Committe.e and the latter of the Finance and Advertising. That Com- mifctee has of course to cut the May-Day coat, according to the cloth it possesses, and is therefore appealing to the public for a generous measure in order that the festival may maintain the pre-eminence it has attained. Electors in the not far dis- tant past were advised to poll early and poll often. The committee would rejoice if that advice was taken to heart by the generous inhabitants of Llandudno, and they give early and give often,
AN UNGRATEFUL BUT REPENTANT YOUTH. PRESIDING OFFICERS GENEROSITY, 'On Friday night John Williams, a sixteen-year-old farm hand, arrived at Llandudno weary and aiiiios-G penniless in search of work. His sole possessions were the clothes he wore and sixpence, but he had been promised a job on a farm on Saturday. He searched for lodgings, but it must be admitted that sixpence is not a figure likely to tempt many people in Llandudno to exchange for the use of a bed for a night even early in March. He, however, was successful in finding such a landlady in Mrs Hannaby, Broom- side, Craigydon, who for the afore- mentioned sum, feeling very sorry for the lad, not only provided him with a bed, but fed him night and morning", and lest he should be hungry filled his pocket with slices of bread and butter when he took his departure. If that had been all he had taken Mrs Hannaby's good deed would have remain- ed a secret, but unfortunately the youth also took a watch and chain as well, and when these were missed Mrs Hannaby put the custodians of law and order on his track, and P.O. Pritchard and he met face to face near the Mostyn Arms Hotel, the officer on a bicycle having made a short loop tour of the adjacent farms. Williams at- the time was wearing the watch and chain (valued at 4s.) and admitted the theft. On Saturday "night he was brought be- fore Mr J. Adey Wells and Mr J. 0. Thomas and charged with the theft, when Inspector Owen briefly told the story, which was corroborated in evidence y P.C. Pritchard and Mrs Hannaby. In reply to the charge the lad pleaded guilty, saying: "I couldn't help it, sirs, something came to mind to take it off the bed," Questioned by the magistrates he sa;d he cr d not go home because his father and grandmof/er were continually drinking and quarrelling. He also said he did r.ot remember his mother, that he had never done anything wrong before and ii, Ir would again. After hearing this the magistrates de- cided to bind the lad over for six mo jths, and Inspector Owen said he would try and get him into the juvenile ward at the workhouse over Sunday, but if not would keep him all the police v station rather than let him enter the casual ward at the workhouse. Later Mr Sutton Jones, the presiding officer at the election in the adjoining room, was informed of the circumstances, and handed Inspector Owen sufficient money to keep the lad in lodgings in Llan- dudno until the Monday morning.
"$ NORTH WALES COUNTY CRICKET ASSOCIATION, The fourth annual general meeting of the North Wales County Cricket Associa- tion was held at the Queen's Hotel, Ches- ter, on Saturday last, when the following gentlemen were pr,esei,.t --C. C. Mott, A. Swainson (Denbighshire), W. M. F'itz- Pairick, and A. Carodoc Williams (Flint- shire), J. J, Walton. Ernest Morgan (Montgomeryshire), and E. P. Morris, hon, secretary. Apologies for non-attendance were read from Lord Mostyn and Major Dyson. C. C. Mott wals. voted to the chair. 7 The minutes of the last meeting having been read the Secretary presented his re- port and financial statement, and same were adopted. The meeting then proceeded to discuss the prospect for next season, when it was reported that Carnarvonshire had disband- ed their Club. Denbighshire were pre- pared to play home and home matches for two days each with Flintshire, and with Montgomeryshire on neutral ground. Great) difficulty had been found in getting teams to go to play in Montgomeryshire, and their representatives promised to lay matters before their members. Lord Mostyn .was re-elected President and Major Dyson Chairman. The secretary, EI. P. Morris, having ex- pressed a wish to be released of his duties, Mr A. Caradoc Writ-Hams was appointed hon. secretary and treasurer. It was decided to place on record the Association's indebtedness to Mr Morris for his services since the formation of the Association in 19063 of which he was the original promoter.
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LOCAL PLACES OF WORSHIP. DESCRIPTIVE; IMPRESSIONS. (By Scriptor). TABERNACLE. This is the Church of the Baptist fraternity. I believe that at times I have a, keen sense of humour—perhaps abnorm- ally so-and whenever I pass this Church that sense, seems to be quickened, the style of building, its designation, the noticeboard, etc., all provide fuel for that temper. The building at first sight does not bear any semblance to a, place of worship, it seems more like a museum or a picture gallery, also it appears as if two kinds of building were grafted together—the Greek and the Norman. The permanent name of the Chapel is in English, this is very incongruous in- deed. I have been looking to see if the English Baptist Chapel has its designa- tion in Welsh. I thought that it was a, matter of give and take, but I find that it is not so, the English adhere to their own language. I have seen Greek, Dutch, German and Jewish Churches, but their appellation is always in the language that is spoken in- side the building. Englishmen or any other nationality would not enter a bit: u in to worship if the title was incompre- hensible to them. I wonder who was its author ? The notices on the board are the most curious of the whole, t,heis,ei are in Welsh. But to be quite equitable they are not the only ones in the town couched in such el phraseology. They read something like this, "Rule of the, Medicine," Sunday so and so, week-days so and so. The late Prof. Henry Drummond wrote a book, ,entitled "The Natural Law in the Spiritual World," endeavouring to re,con- -die the realm of the -Spiritual with that of the Natural, or showing that the same of the Natural, or showing that the same law governed both. If he were alive I think that I would send him a copy of these notices to see if he could discover any affinity between them and the natural, order of things, but I am afratxl the task would be beyond his ingenuity, great though it- was. Now the "Rime of the M-eclicine" is, that services are held three times on a Sunday and twice during the week, or that the medicine is dispensed three times in. one day and twice during the other six. The name savours of a hospital, but what hospital would treat its patients thus. Here the Spiritual laws as interpreted on the nofuice board is diametrically opposed to the Natural. I wonder if any reader can set them at one. How do the patients feel after a lengthy treatment 1 It seems to me—it may sound paradoxical—that the -Sunday doses must he extremely weak and the week ones ex- tremely strong. If the medicine is to be of any use it must be taken regularly. The Baptists, I do not think that this denomination pretends to trace its origin to any one individual like the Wesleyans, Calvinists or Congregationalists, but to a general working in Christendom, indeed some endeavour to show t-heiir continuity with the early Church, if so they have by now sloughed all or most of her methods. The Ana-Baptists in a manner resembled this section in that,, they rejected infant baptism, but of course the German section differed from them fundamentally, as they denied the Incarnation of our Lord. In England they emerged like many others into prominence: in the time of Henry VIII. Whether the Tabernacle Baptists are open or strict I know not. Before. eiiteriag, the building I noticed a row of memorial stones ranged along the wall, What is the idea of these stones? It may be a fine thing to have one's name f handed down to posterity engraved on an outside of a, building, but I think, that it is more enduring on human flesh. We I may safely assume that such bring "gr^st I to tihe mill," but we do not read that Solomon accorded the same honour to the Israelites when the Temple was built. Perhaps we, are wiser than Solomon. We still love to be seen of men. I expect that the Pharisees of old are ehided for doing the same thing—human nature. Inside -/he Chapel does not seem so large as it does from the exterior, the smallest that I have- been to so far. The space on the ground floor was filled to the extent of about 60 per cent., the gallery very sparsely. There are the usual large pulpit and "ibig seat." Anyone could gather in a very short time who were masters here by the very glowing terms applied to the deacons by the preacher twice or three times. The organ is not very large and blown by hand, the hymn tunes I did not know, consequently I could not join, in the singing-. From the pulpit hangings I gather they are very strict, Liberals, their colour seemed to ine-I am colour blinCt-,P,e- sembling that particular favour—red— worn during Election time. Politics and religion ought to walk hand in hand, and in most cases they do, but Christianity seems- to hold or keep aloof. I am afraid that during Election time many people forget what Christianity lis, and know nothing about politics the savage has a religion of a sort, but it happens to be so pliable as to fit his necessity exactly. One night in. passing the Tabernacle I heard vociferous cheering emitting from within. I took it that a, concert was in progress, but whatever it was I hardly think—I trust that I will be! forgiven for expressing an opinion—that a place of worship is a. proper place to exhibit signs of levity. I know from experience that the effect is very detrimental on children and young folk, the air of reverence is taken away, and once the spell is broken it cannot be mended, and on Sunday the place assumes the character of a sacred concent hall and not the Holy of Holies- While there the words of the song, "P'le'r aeth yr Am en" (where is the Amen) came to my mind not because I heard that par- ticular utterance, but because of the—I do not know how to describe it—guttera! sound uttered by one of the deacons at intervals of about half-a,-minute whether the preacher prayed or read. When the lesson was read the sound seemed very unsuitable, but perhaps the manner the preacher read the passage may account for it. The chapter was taken from Isaiah, in it. the writer pours forth his s-araeasm on the Babylonian idolaters. He laughs at their foolishness, he says a man cuts down a, tree, out of a portion of it he carves his idol and 'bows the knee to it, with what is left he lights a, fire and warms himself. The writer asks what is the difference between the two pieces of wood. The passage was read in a manner befitting1 the 53rcl chapter of the same book, and the deacon by his sound seem- I ed to take the meaning as akin to this chapter. The prophet was laughing while zn we were on the verge of weeping. The preacher took his text from Hosea 14, 2, "Take with you words and turn to the Lord." It was a very good discourse, and if it was half the length it would be much better. After a sermon reaches a certain point, however good it i/s, it. loses interest and so diminishes the value: of the whole. The preacher seemed a very well read gentleman, and versed in the writing, of the Rev. R. J. Campbell, at least he uttered some of his ideas. He said that -Hosea was a pessimist, a person who had seen many a bitter day, but when God took hikn in hand lie became an optimist. Israel seemed to him to have been a, de- generate race. with no hope of redemption, but once he looked through the eyes of God things seemed more hopeful; there was some good left still iin Israel. The burden of the discourse was that man had his part. to fulfil before God proceeded with His, or that man must work in con- junction y with God. That man to man may seem very hopeless, but to God he seems most hopeful, therefore we must try and see with the eye of God. Un- fortunately I have no time to go into any details, but there is one point I disagree with. He -said that a man who has borne many a trial; and many a sorrow is naturally a, pessimist. I think that the man who has not tasted sorrow is the pessimist, the trials of life seem to mellow and not harden life, the men who have endured the most grief are the men with the most optimistic, outlook. They have acquired sympathy, patience, etc., often rare gifts, indeed does not history teach us that the world's heroes, men who are the most sanguine of the ultimate good of mankind, are men that have endured hardship. "Most wretched men are cradled into poetry by wrong, They learn in suffering what they teach in song."
LOCAL LICENCE TRANSFERRED. At Conway on Monday the licence of the Parade Hotel, Llandudno, was transferred from Mrs William Hughes to her hus- band. Mr R. S. Chamberlain, who ap- peared itn. the matter, explained that the licence had been granted to Mrs Hughes before her marriage.
COLWYN BAY COUNCIL. MR, HORTON AND THE CLERK. Mr David Gamble, chairman, presided at Tuesday's meeting of the Colwyn Bay Urban District Council. Mr William Davies, in moving: the adoption of the minutes of the Sanitary Committee, called attention to the fact that the winter popu- lation of the town was 14,350, and that the death-rate for 1909 was 7.8—the lowest on record. The Council accorded a vote of thanks to Dr. W. M. Venables Wliilsims for the excellent report he had prepared and sub- mitted to the Council, and also to Mr W. H. Jones, sanitary inspector, for his ex- cellent work during the year. The Committee reported that as a con- sequence of the exceedingly heavy rain- fall the pumping station had been taxed b to its utmost capacity by the inflow of sur- face waters into the sewers, and recom- mended that the opinion of counsel be ob- tained on the subject. The recommenda- tion. was referred back. A petition signed by 200. persons was received against the sanctioning of plans which involved the building; of shops and premises over a public footpath at Old Oolwyn. Mr Dickins said they all knew how easily such petiitons were got up. Mr Bevan moved that the matter be re- ferred to the General Purposes Com- mittee. The Chairman ruled that the plans proposed must be approved or dis- approved, and the Council approved. The Ratepayers' Association asked for the use of the Council Chamber once a month, and also for 30 copies of the Coun- cil's minutes. It was decided to grant use of the Council Chamber at 2s. 6cl. per night, and to grant the Association six copies of the minutes free, and as many more copies as were requited at sixpence per copy. A long letter from Mr W. Horton was read repudiating certain statements which the writer alleged had been spread about by members of the Council to the effect that he had been trying to get another Town Clerk appointed in place of Mr Amphlett in order that he might be able to secure the services of Mr Amphlett i,n any cases he might have against- the Council. He had never made such pro- posals. The only remark he had made with respect to the Town Clerk was that he considered the terms of his appoint- ment were inimical to the best interests of the town, and that he thought it was zn tiíme that-a new Town Clerk was appoint- ed who would; devote his whole time to the service of the town. He had spoken to Mr Amphlett upon the subject of his position in relation to the Council and urged him to give up his private practice n zn and devote his whole tjjmø to the work of the Council'.—'(Laughter.) The Chaitr- man moved that the letter be laid on the table, which was done. On the motion of Mr Purdy it was de- cided to fix boards at each public foot- path in the district inclicating where it led to for the benefit of visitors during the Eisteddfod week, and also that a complete list of the Council's property and lands and waters be supplied to each member of the Council. Mr Purdy saJid he considered any tree cut clown in Colwyn Bay reduced the rate- able value of the place, and he moved that an owner be approached wijtlh a view to the acquirement of certain woods by pur- chase. The matter was referred to the. General Purposes Committee. The following were appointed overseers for the year, viz. :—Messrs. Hugh Hughes, Priicie Williams, J. O. Da vies. J. 0. Jones, and J. W. Adamson.
NATURE JOTTINGS, MARCH 8.—A few clays back tl-iere wa,s consorted, with the herring gulls—the 1 zn b black-headed gulls, having now left us for theii/r marshy breedjng; place—in Llan- dudno bay a, solitary adult g.annet. Doubtless the bird had been following shoals of fish, had wandered far from its kind, and was spending the day with us, perhaps taking a rest after the exertions necessitated in the -capturing" of its finny prey. Apparently its presence was not welcome to the herr'/ng gulls, and although they displayed unniista-keable attitudes of hostility toward the bird, none were sufficiently intrepid to assail it, and iit certainly wais not etiquette for the gulls to confront the stranger in the manner that they did and peer con- tinuously into its face. R. W. J.
MOTOR CHARABANC RELIABILITY TEST. CARJ ASCENDS THE GREAT ORME, On Tuesday morning; the Landudno Motor and Garage Company decided to test the capabilities of the engines of one of their motor charabancs, which has this winter been thoroughly overhauled at their Llandudno works, under the super- vision of Mr Flynn, the foreman engineer, by driving it up the Great Orme by the steepest route, namely Odd Road, by which route the "mountain tramway reaiches the summit. Shortly before noon, the car, which is of 28-horse power, and upon which were Mr Flynn, engineer in command, Mr J. Eiynon, of the Llan- dudno Motor Garage Company, a number of pressmen, Mr Rick-efts, photographer, and others, commenced the ascent to the astonishment of those resdingl in the neighbourhood. The car made the ascent calmly and easily to the- Hllack Gate, where a halt was made—the car stopping dead on its own brakes on a gradient of one in three- in order that a photograph might be taken. Again the engines were set in motion, and the ascent made to the turn by the cottages, Llucan Terrace, leading) to the Half-way Station of the Great Orrme Tramway, where another photo- graph was taken. A further spurt on this hill, which is about one in four, and in less time than it takes to describe, the car ha.d accomplished the feat, never before at- tempted by a motor charabanc., the test having proved eminently successful, fully demonstrating: as ? did to the Com- pany and the general public that these charabancs are perfectly capable of clfimb- ing even the steepest and most hazardous roads of mountainous Cambria. The test was a, most severe one as must be admitted, for the- road is not only as step as one in three in its greatest gradient, but was in a very bad state, hav- ing been recently covered with loose- stones. The car proceeded by the road over the tramline above the Victorriiai Station, past St. Tudno's Church and down by the New Road to the, Marine Drive at the junction of which another photograph was taken, and thence homeward bound, the Parade being reached after an absence of little more than half-an-hour, including the stops for photograph!ng purposes. Earlier in the day the same car had ascended the Orme and returned by the tramway route.
LLANDUDNO AND DISTRICT FIELD CLUB. VISIT TO BRYN EISTEDDFOD. On Saturday last, March 5th, the mem- bers of the above Club visited Bryn Eisteddfod, at the kind invitation of Mr C. B. Jones-Mortimer, J.P. Under the guidance of Mr and Mrs Jones-Mortimer, the party were first conducted round the grounds, which owing to their position above the mouth of the Conway river com- mand magnificent views of that river the the mountains of Snowdonia, including among many others, Tlalyfa-n, F'oel Fias, etc. It was noticed how the bed of the Conway has been deflected to the Carnar- vonshire side, owing to the construction of the raillway embankment and the Tubular and Suspension Bridges, while commanding the mouth of the river was to be seen that magnificent ruin, Conway Castle. In the grounds of Bryn Eistedd- fod, however, was the chief object of in- terc,st-the, famous Eisteddfod stone, which has now been mounted on a sand- stone block for its better preservation. The stone- itself is of a roundish shape, and is made of quartzite, and was the stone on which in the years gone by the' chief druid used to sit; at that, time an Eisteddfod was held in the adjoining field called the Acre Eiistecldfa. The stone is said to be of great antiquity. The party then proceeded to the house where they had the privilege of examining some very old books. Among these was a copy of the- first Welsh Testament, translated, by Wil- liam Salisbury, of Llanrwst, from English into Welsh. The title page contains a quaint error, as the wish is dedicated to the Prince Elizabeth of Elngland, France- and Scotland, Queen. The book is in a; good state of preservation, and; there but few copies in Hxistence. There was also to be seen an early Welsh prayer book of date 1624, and a very early book on heraldry. In the drawing room Mr Jones-Mortimer shew the members some very fine old' Welsh china, and there was an old paint- ing of Conway Castle, previous to the' erection of the bridges. In the Hall is an old iron chest in which the lock consists of a series of bolts in the lid which are moved by a key inserted in the top of' the chest and which project under a. flange on the sides of the chest. On the motion o fthe Rev. Guest a hea-tv vote of thanks was given to Mr and Mrs Jones-Mortimer for their kindness. The party then proceeded to Llandudno Junction, where a tea at the Station Hotel brought a very enjoyable afternoon to a n close. On Saturday, March 19th, Llandrillo Church, Capel Trillo, and the old fishing- We;r at Rhos Fynaeh will be visited. It is proposed to have an excursion to Puffin Island on May 7th.
LLANDUDNO FIELD CLUB.—A meeting of the members was held .at Brigydon on Monday eveniing, when papers were read by Miss Elakin on "Door Knockers," and Mr Ri. W. Jones on "Some typical Sand Dune plants inhabit- ing the West Shone." The papers, we understand, will be included in the "Transactions of the Club" for the current year. Printed and Published by the Proprietors. Frank Eds.1 and Alee G. Mov, at the "AdvertisPT" Printing Works. Market Street. "Ll.andn dro