OXFORD LOCAL EXAMINA- TIONS. PRIZE DISTRIBUTION AT COLWYN BAY. SPLENDID WORK BY JUNIOR SCHOLARS. H.M. INSPECTOR'S CONGRATULATIONS. Tbe annual prize distribution in connection with the Colwyn Bay centre for Oxford Local Examinations took place in the Public Hall, Colwyn Bay, on Friday afternoon. Canon Roberts presided, and was supported bv Mr L. J. Roberts, H.M. Inspector of Schools; Rev. Meredith J. Hughes. Rev. Dr. Cousins, Mr T. G. Osborn, J.P., and tno secre- tary, Mr Win. Jones, N.P. Bank. The hall was well filled with the scholars of the various colleges with their parents and friends- THE CHAIRMAN'S HOPE FOR PEACE. Canon Roberts (chairman) said that they were very delighted to have His Majesty s Inspector jrithfliem that day, for he was surely tie right man in the right place. Mr Roberts was con- .stantly in touch with teachers and schools, and quite entered into their lives. He would like 0 congratulate Mr Roberts upon the fact that there was, as far as he could see, a prospect ot an early settlement of the education question --(bear, hear),-thou,b he would not touch upon any controversial points of the question. 'For many years past it must lave been a very delicate position for H.M.I, when party feeling ;was running so high, and strong in Wales. Oiw iioped that the settlement, if reached, would be as fair and satisfactory as circumstances would pjlow. If it was to be a creditable settlement they would be proud to remember that in the first instance it would be largely due to the Bishop of that diooese (applause). No doubt the boys would enjoy to hear that the report jwiiioh would be placed before them showed that the standard of the work had been the best they had done for years (hear, hear). They woula also be greatly interested in the prize- table and the beautiful prizes. To carry off prizes was a great honour to the boys higher iii a sense than that the little Italian, Dorando, had gained by winning the Marathon race against Hayes (applause). tie hoped their school days would be happy, and that they .would not allow their pleasures to obscure their future The present depended more upon the iboy at school than upon too teachers, the mak- I ing of the future was simply in their own hands iapDlatise). OLD FRIENDS MISSING. Rev Meredith J. Hughes, who was greeted ;with loud applause, said he had been asked to refer to a matter which, although very near to the heart, did not, however, lend harmony to the cheerful and jovial spirit of the meeting. ISince tihey last met in that room two of their best and most esteemed friends had passed away—Mr Deaville, of Rydal Mount, on April 14th, and Mr James Wood, their treasurer, on October 3rd. For nearly twenty years Mr Dea- jville had laboured loyally and well by the side of his principal and comrade at Rydal Mount. !A most gifted and learned man, and a most sincere worker, he had, however, suffered long years of agony, with the most infinite care con- cealing his suffering, lest a shadow should be cast upon the brightness of the cheery young lives around him He had prepared a good number of candidates for those exams, and had rejoiced as one of them at their success. He ;was an excellent master, of splendid character, and a very dear friend. Mr James Wood had be-an a conspicuous personality and a man who had done a great deal for Colwyn Bay. He was very highly esteemed as a magistrate. Others bad spoken of his spirit, devotion, and his good- ness. They knew he had no sympathy with pant, party, or sect. On the contrary he very ^Irequently spoke of such with scorn, His pupils knew of his immeasurable sympathy. He had iMen ever ready to encourage, strengthen, and (support all those upon whom fortune in her fickleness, but seldom smiled. Good men and ifcrue men they should never forget their names. fle would like the boys and girls, knowing that .the spirits of their good friends might not be IVery far away from them, to stand up as a token of their respect, and a mark of their deepest reverence for their names. Mr Hughes' request was at once acceded to. SPLENDID WORK BY THE JUNIORS. The Secretary presented the following report: "On the whole the centre has done very well. tr-he percentage of senior successes among can- didates entered from schools was quite up to the average. 21 out of 26 passing, three obtain- ing honours, and two securing distinction, one jin nathemat;cs, and the other in geography. "aSleven unattached students also sat, but all failed. The performance of the juniors has been both brilliant and bad. Here again all the ;iuri,,ittached candidates failed. Of the 53 entered Irotri schools 33 passed—two taking first class honours, four second class honours, and three third class honours. An unusual number ofdis- ■ tine; ions were secured by this division. Three ibovs obtained distinction in Latin, one boy ob- tained distinction in Spanish and in French, while two boys and three girls were awarded distinctions in religious knowledge. The achievement of the junior3 in this last subject is really magnificent. Over 8300 juniors sat for texamination, and as religious knowledge is prac- tically compulsory it is probable that 8000 papers on this subject would be returned to Oxford. Out of these 8000 only 76 secured distinction, an average of less than one per cent. Five of th"se places were allotted to Colwyn Bay can- Ididates, the centre securing the splendid aver- jage of eight 8.5 per cent- The greatest num- ber of successes numerically fell to London, but jCohvyn Bay, with its five, comes in an easy second (loud applause). The preliminary divi- sion has done weli all round, 5t out of 38 ex- amined gaining certificates, one boy securing third class honours, and two obtaining distinc- tion. Only 88 distinctions were awarded in this division, and as close on 4000 candidates were examined, the performance of our boys in se- curing two of them is highly gratifying (ap- plause). SPEECH BY MR L. J. ROBERTS. Mr L. J Roberts, H.M.I., thanked the com- piittce for the honour conferred upon him in asking him to present the prizes. He congratu- lated the centre upon its numerical and also educational results, With the exception of the iventres at Pantasaph and Howell School, Den- Jjigh, that was the only centre from Rhyl to OBar.gor- He understood that altogether 140 icafcdidatcs had sat, but considerable as this number was ii was only as a drop in the mighty by the side of England, Wales, and the Colonies. In looking at the figures in the re- port. he found that 21,000 sat—3526 preliminaries, B302 juniors, and 9357 seniors. Of these but 15,000 passed, leaving 6000 failures. To obtain a place in these examinations was really a I 'tfifi ;cu.lt achievement. Of these 3526 prelimin- aries cnly seven girls were placed in th2 first iblass. 13 in the second, and 100 in the third.'Of the 8302 juniors, 55 girls were placed in the 'first class, 26 second, and 368 third. Of the 9000 Seniors there were 38 in the first class, S9 second, ¡ and 472 tmrd. lie believed the beys had fared much the same. He thought Colwyn Bay ha.d done remarkably well, and he would like to con- gratulate those who had gained honours. The record was a splendid one, and one of which the boy?, girls, and teachers should be proud. In the caõe of the candidates not attached to any of the schools, most of them were what were called unqualified teachers in elementary schools. They had failed in the examinations arranged for them, and tried these as a last resource. The admirable results in searching and difficult examinations bore sufficient evi- dence to the value of the work done by the private schools which were scattered so freely along the beautiful coast of North Wales. The Schools were free from Government inspection, 60 .hat it was not for him to dwell upon their iad vantages or disadvantages- They could con- gratulate themselves that they were different from the hundreds of schools, where, during every minute of school life they did not know jvvhen the inspecto. was prowling about the pre- nmcs, to put them on the rack by asking awkward questions. Their lot was fortunate (laughter). It was usual on these occasions to give advice to the recipients of prizes. His experience was that success through life was obtained by steady work and persistency, not merely by brilliance. To those who had not Jalned a priz that day ho would say there was I Jtio re-ed to be discouraged. It was the custom ito recommend diligence, but the success that had been achieved was sufficient to show that they bad not been wanting in that respect. THE NEED FOR PLAY. Finally, it wa3 invaluable to have exercise to cultivate a sound mind and body. During these days they had also to think of the girl. If they fiid not she grew up and was apt to be forgot- ten. In a girl's career there had been a revolu- tion in physical exercise during the last few years owing to the development of hockey. In secondary an I elementary schools the time given to games and exercises was too little, wihilsfc ifc jfras said that in private school it was too much, fie for one thought it was easier and better to tor on the side of having too much than too little in this xcspect (applavse). lie emphasised what had been said at a previous prize distribu- tion with reference to the boys and girls being interested in the country in which they lived- Nothing ooul, bj more absurd than that they I could give the exact height and length of moun- tains in remote countries, willie they were at the same time totally ignorant of the magnifi- cent range of mountains which could be seen from the school doors (hear, hear). lie wonder- ed how many of them knew anything about the mountains Tryfan and Moel Siabod; yet they were recognised as being amongst the finest mountains in the British Isles. In conclusion, he would like to call attention to the great national festival, which was to take place in Colwyn Bay in 1910. The National Eisteddfod was a festival with which no other country in the world had ajiything to compare (applause). He suggested that the boys and girls should procure a programme, and endeavour to secure one of the handsome prizes which were offered. It was done by a few schools, notably Howell School, Denbigh, where prizes were won year after year. The National Eisteddfod had rcn dsred incalculable service to Wales, and there waa hardly a Welshman living who did not owe something to it. Mr Lloyd George attributed his success to it. The Eisteddfod had been de- scribed as the poor man's university. Many a iloor man had gained first ciass honours for literary works, whilst the list also included the names of dozens of graduates who had gamed prizes. The popular novelist, Allen Raine, re- ceived her first stimulus to write stones from a prize offered at Bangor a few years ago. The adjudicator waa the late Mr W. Darlington, and it was said that both the adjudicator and Allen Raine had died during the present year. If they had a taste for archeology or history splendid prize;; were offered- A prize was offered at London of £ 35 for the best hisfory of the three Denbighshire brothers called Myddle- ton. At Colwyn Bay, Sir Herbert Roberts offered JE50 for the best history of Denbigh shire. There was also sufficient scope offered in the musical section. The speaker closed with the number of schoolboy "howlers," which he had come across from time to time, including the following: — "Oliver Cromwell calls September 3rd his lucky day. He died on September 3rd, still he called it his lucky day." Magna Charta was a very good woman to the poor. Her photograph is in the stained glass windows of the Church of Scotland." "The Black Prince died from injuries re- ceived by his horse." "Edward III. was the daughter of Arabella." Mr Roberts then proceeded to distribute the prizes to THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES. Boys-Seniors-Third Honours: D. D. Bean, Rydal Mount, Colwyn Bay (24th in England in mathematics); D. Witty, Rydal Mount (bracketed A I'N England in geography). Passed: A. Cole, Rydal Mount, Colwyn Bay-, A. Higson Smith, do. W. O. Lancaster, do.; J. Leale, do. J. D. Oliver, do.; F. G. WTood, do.; W. E. Buckley, County School, Rhyl. Juniors—First Honours: A. E. W. Dean, Rydal Mount, and PP°'d, do. (12th in religious knowledge and distinction in Latin). Second Honours: A. E. Be-stall, Rydal Mount; P. J. M. Larrauage, Dinglewood, Colwyn Bay (first in Spanisli for JUigiana. second year in succession, and 12th in French); G. A. Potts, Rydal Mount. Third Honours: F. S. Rig-gall, Rydal Mount (distinction in Latin); E. A. Wilson, do. Passed: R. Barlow, Rydal Mount; D. jv5. Bunting, do.; J. T," J do.; T. K. Greeii*i. Tanybryn, Llandudno; D. F. Hocken, Rydal G Jamieson, Drngle^vood; W. A. Macfadyan, Rydal Mount; H. C. Oliver, do.; E. W. H. Owen, do.; G. II. Porter, do H. Riggall, do.; S. Stones, J 5' r s->'kej. do-; j- L. Pierce, Dingle- wood; R L. Redfern, Rvdal Mount. Pre- liminary—Third Honours: H. Moores, Dingle- wood (bracketed fifth in French). Passed: A. ti* n Merton House, Penmaenxnawr; J. D. Lartmell, Arvon House, Colwyn Bay A. F. Cross, do. H. R. Drummond Fraser, Tanybryn, Llandudno; A. T. S. Holt, Merton House; T. D. Kendrick, Tanybryn; G. W. Mason, Merton House; H. Masters, Dinglewood; G. G. Roberts, Eiwy Hall, lvhyl (bracketed fourth in English history); R. G. L. Roberts, Tanybryn; D. J. Simon, do.; T. E. Storrs, Dinglewood; R. P Le P. I< rench, Tanybryn; C. F. Turner, Rydal Mount; E. M Wajmvright, Tanybrvn; W. Waths Arvon House; J. E. Watson, Dingle- vvood; P. M. Drummond Fraser, Tanvbryn; P U Lancaster, Rydal Mount; C. J. Penlington, -in, i, ArvOD House; G. S Pennington, do.; B. Ro- Herts, do.; A. C. Storrs, Dinglewood; S. Sykes, 00. Girls —Higher Local: Miss M. E. Lambe, St. Mary's Convent, Ruyl, second class in eduoa- 1 t^i'd class mathematics. Miss Lambe has now obtained an honours certificate. Miss K. Langford Jones, St. Winifred's, Bang'ox(first class English Literature); Miss J. Hayes, Miss C. M. Jones, and Miss K. L. MacGeagh, St. Wini- fr«< -S Bangor (second class Literature); Miss C. M. Jones also passed in arithmetic. Seniors— Third Class Honours: W. Sapcote, Arcville Col- lege, Rhyl. PMs-Division I. H. A. Bell, S M. Morton, Plas Tirion, Colwvn Bay; N. E. Goodwin, M. A. Roberts, Elwy Hall, Rhyl; E M. E. MarJey, H. M. Sandys, Winifred's, Bangor; M. Bayliss, W. E. Trigger, County School, Rhyl; J. Roddick, Wilton House, Colwyn Bay; E. Stokes, St. Marv's Convent, RhyI. Division II.: B. Leech, St. Mary's Convent, Rhvl. Juniors-First in Second Class Honours W. E. Crockford, Elwy Hall, Rhyl (distinguished in religious knowledge, obtains gold 6 medal offered by Rev. Meredith J. Hughes). Third Class Honours A Lambe, St. Mary's Convent, i • i J I.: L. Furcell (distin- guished in religious knowledge), and M. O'Ryan both of St. Mary's Convent; M. D. Riley (dis- tinguished in religious knowledge), and M. Ro- bert. St. Winifred's, C. M. Grove. Elwy Hall, Rhyl. Pass-Division II.: N. Hohl, D. HICK man, L. Isaac, St. Mary's Convent, Hhyl; O. M. D. Goes, St. Winifred's, Bangor. Pre- liminaries—Pass: Division I., J. C. Greig, M. Lord, PIas Tirion, Colwyn Bay; A. E. C. Tdfer, E. G. Williams, Hibernia School, Holyhead F. Booth, Wilton House; E. Leech, St. Marv's Col- lc-e: A. G. Burrows, Plas Tudno, Llandudno. Division IL H. Birmingham, K. Keatinge, St. Mary 3 Convent, Rhyl. Mr T. G. Osborn, who moved a vote of 1L:n;:s to the chairman, Mr Roberts, the secretary, ind others, expressed his saticfaction i"hat'"the dividing line" in education had been gjt cner. He would like to associate himself with the words of the Rev. M. J. Hughes, and at the same time congratulate him upon his preferment (applause). His leaving would be a !o;s to Colwyn Bay, but they must try and rejoice in his gam. He thanked Mr Hughes for the words he had spoken about their two departed friends. Mr Deaville was one of his oldest" friends. He had been the pleasantest of eomoau ons, the most genial and loyal of friends, and rr ost- earn'st and painstaking of masters. Mr Wood v. as the first to meet him when he came to Conn-n Bay, having just opened his OTn schoo! j- de- mises. He was an extraordinary man. vho had
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COMPETITIVE MEETING AT GLAN CONWAY. CHURCH SCHOLARS' SUCCESSFUL WORK. A most successful competitive meeting was held by the scholars attached to the Church Sunday School on Friday n frlit. Mr W. Hughes, of Ty- isa, was to be the chairman, but owing to indis- position he was unable to be present. The Rev. Rees Morris, of Colwyn Bay, conducted the pro- ceedings. There was a good audience, and the little ones performed their part exceedingly well, there being a marked improvement on last year's work. The following is the result of the various com- petitions:—Repetition of Commandments under 12—Welsh: 1, Annie Williams; 2, Lizzie Hughes; 3, Blodwen Gill; English, 1, Noel Williams; 2, Elunod Williams; 3, Edith Wyn Williams. Solo singing, children under 10: 1, Myfanwy Williams; T 2, Nellie Evans; 3, Edith Wyn Williams, "The. Grace" repetition, under 8-Wel"h: 1, Kallio Evans; 2, Albert Gill; 3, Ernest Jones; English, 1, Edith Wyn Williams; 2, Roger Thomas Jones; 3, Nellie Russell. Best reading of Welsh and English impromptu English: 1, Eluned Wil- liams 2, Thomas Gill; Welsh, 1, Annie Williams. Solo, under 15—Welsh: 1, Blodwen Gill; 2, Al- bert Gill; 3, Lizzie Hughes; English, 1, Gwen Evans; 2, Eluned Williams; 3, Nellie Russell. Repetition of Catechism, under 15—Welsh: 1, Annie Williams; English, 1, Noel Williams; 2, Blodwen Gill. Solo, "The missing boat," under 18—Welsh 1, Lizzie Hughes; English, 1. Gwen Evans. Result of examination on the Apostles' Creed, under 18: 1, Lena Lewis; 2, Elun d Wil- liams; 3, Gwen Evans; 4, Ab Shenkm and Rhoda; under 12, 1 Harry Hind; 2, Alwyn Lewis; 3, Noel an-d Primrose (equal). Examina- tion on writing "I desire," from memory: 1, Olive; 2, Rose Williams; 3, Primrose; 4, Negro. Writing from memory, "Nunct Diinittis." 1, Ethelbert; 2, Josephine; 3, Negro; 4, Dagmar; 5, Narcia. Reading, impromptu—(English): Louie Jones and Eluned Williams (equal). Answering ten impromptu questions: Owen Jones and Sam Hughes. Impromptu speech: Mr Owen Jones. Prizc-s were given to the following for good at- tendance J. T. Evans, Nellie Evans, Norman Davies, A. Jones, Eliz. Williams, Arthur Davles, Kitty Roberts, Laurence Davis, Ernest Jones, Katie Williams, Albort Gill, Thomas Roberts, Thomas Gill and Robert IIu ghes. For Jeamiiig Scripture and collects, etc. W. T. Davies, Mary Jones, Leonard Jones, Elsie Jones, Annie Jones, Annie Williams, Noel Williams, Harry Hind, Evelvn Jones, Thos. Roberts, Jano Roberts, Ernest Jones, and Maggie Roberts. The secre- tary and treasurer, Mr Edward Ellis Davies and Allan Glynne Lewis, did their work creditably. Miss Gwkdys Lewis acted as accompanist, and Mr Owen Jones conducted the children's choir. The Rev. J. Cardigan Williams, of Llan- ddoget, adjudged the musical portion of the meet- ing, and the R-ev. John Da vies, Conway, adjudi- cated the recitations.
"Now, children," said the teacher, "I ex- plained to you this morning the difference be- tween a borrower and a lender. Let me see if you remember it. If I asked you to lend me five shillings, what would you call me?" Smart Kid: "A crown solicitor." Speaking at Johannesbury, on Monday, Lord Met-huen said that lie had received a mandate to consolidate the forces of South Africa, not with a view to the withdrawal of the Regulars, but, in order that the Empire might rely on the South African Army in time of danger, wherever required. Yn ol pob tcbyg, bydd galw mawr am "Y Goniiien" am lonawr nesaf, oherwydd bydd ynddi un vsgrif beth bynag fydd yn debyg o dvnu sylw mawr.
COLWYN BAY LIBERALS ASSURED THAT THE IIOUSE OF LORDS IS ESSENTIAL. BISHOPS A30VE PARTY POLITICS. On Friday evening Dr. Shufflebotham, of Newcastle., a member of the Eighty Club, ad- dressed the CQlwyn Bay Liberal Association on the House of Lords. He said that two months ago it almost seemed that they were going to dis-cuis a stalc, subject that evening, but he was one who alwuje believed in tHe philosophy of Micawber, tnat something always turned up (laiig-hter). Some unrig had turned up. They had "arrived at perhaps the most critical and most important week in the history of the life of the present Government. The Licensing Bill had been the most important measure that they had attempted, and, backed up by such an amount of publio opinion and a very great sec- tion of Society, it should have boen parked into law. No Bill had received such support from religious bodies. Before the IIou.se of Lords had attempted to discuss this question they had decided to throw it out- Without one moment's discussion, they had thrown out a measure tliat would have had an important influence, not only now, but for generations to cc-me. It i>"erned to him that they were bringing their position into one of ridicule. Next to the laws of England, however, the House of Lords was the oldest in- stitution in the country, and it would take some shifting. If they wanted any reform the de- mand must be unanimous. It was most impor- tant that there should be no division of opin- ion, and it was only by united public opinion they could get any alteration in the present state of affaire. The House had its birth BEFORE THE CONQUEST, start.ing with (he old Council of the Nobles which had such a powerful influence over the Government of the Saxon times. That a change was needed had been recognisod for the last two or three hundred years, and the question had been di-CU:>sed, but practically no reform had been carried cut in spite of the fact that pu.blic opinion was very strong and keen on the matter at different times- Tne shaker then dealt with the subject under three heads: (1) the fact that every European country except Greece, had its second chamber; (2) how far the sccond chamber and its functions sJiould go; (3) the in- fluence the second chamber should have upon the representative cnamber, and vica versa. It wa.s a foolish thing- to abu&3 the Hou-;e of Lords because it made people think the reformers had no case themselves. There were a few people who really believed that all the brains, virtues, gocd judgment, and common oense lav in the seoond chamber, and not in the first. They as Liberals could dismiss that as they did not be- lieve it. There was another view more widely iiield, which must be admitted to be more plau- sible. In countries where the people held the powers, there was always a tendency to legis- late too rapidly. A seoond chamber was, there- fore, needed to keep reform wiiiiin bounds, and to see that dangerous legislation was not intro- duced. No cne could say with truth that lefi~- hvtion had been hurriedly placed on the British ot-atut-e Book. What they were suffering from W;I:J the slowness of their methods. It was held by some that the House of Commons was quite sufficient to control the business of legislation and the a-drmnistrafcon of this ccuntrv, and tiiat a second chamber did more harm "than good. Second chambers were not needed in Corporation* and County Councils, yet municipal and county work was done in a p.orfedly satisfactory manner. He would nevertheless be a-ainst the House of Commons having complete power, believing it advisable to have a second power. He based this upon the experience of the Colonies and the United States. Even when Mr Gladstone in- troduced his Home Rule RB, the Grand Oid Men thought that a sccond ohamber was necesijaiy, for a clause was inserted in the measure which provided for a second chamber in Ireland. Then again there was the danger, if there were no House of Lords, of their drift- ing away from party Government into Govern- ment by groups. When they considered the way the Education Bill had been treated by different members of tho Liberal Party it strengthened the suggestion that the Liberal Party, instead of being one united party, was simply a conglomeration of different groups. 1 hat fact emphasised the need of a second chamber, because there might bo legislation as the result of compromise between the different sections. It may happen that if a war-scare took pifice a Conservative Government would take the opportunity of enforcing conscription, and if that got on the statute book it would tako a great deal to remove it. Then again the Liberal Government might take the opportunity to give women votes. Public opinion was really in FAVOUR OF A SECOND CHAMBER, and it was their duty to find what was the best form of second chamber, and how it could best reject the wishes of the right thinking people of this country. The House as at present con- stituted did not do that. Speaking of reforms that had taken place in the House, he pointed out that up to 40 years ago members could vote by proxy. He believed that when the Reform Bill was thrown out, the Duke of Wellington had suflicient proxies in his pocket to defeat the Bill himself. In 1868, after a gTeat deal of trouble, voting by proxy was abolished. Up to 1871 a bankrupt could sit in tho Lords, but when the Bankrupt Bill was made law the House of Lords was brought within a clause of that Bill. Exoept for those two small measures noLhing practical had been done to re- form the House. One of the greatest scandals of the Lords was that the quorum was only three. After a Bill had passed through the various stages of the House of Commons, three members were sufficient -in five minutes to quash the whole thing. In the House of Com- mons, the quorum was low enough at 40. and the number ought to be quite as large in the Lords. Again, hereditary legislators could take their scat in. the House if they were so qualified, at the ago of 21. The age, he thought, should ba 30 or 35. There ought also to be a Bill with reference to the "black sheep." No matter what misdemeanour a man committed, there was no power on earth that could prevent him from being a member. Dut these were after all small matters oompared with what reforms they wanted. They would like to see the House put upon a different footing, the heredi- tary factor removed, and the veto of the Lords abolished. Speaking at Chester some time ago, he had been "rather rough on bishops and archbishops," but he thought their recent action on the Licensing Bill had shown that they could rise above the spirit of party politics. They had shown a spirit which must be admired not only by Nonconformists, but by all right thinking people. A discussion followed, in which a number of the members t-ook part. At the close a vote of thanks was accorded the speaker.
OLD COLWYN CHAUFF- IT EUR'S ACCIDENT. (To the Editor of the "Pioneer.") Sir,—You were kind enough some weeks ago to insert in your columns a letter from me ap- pealing for support to the fund I had started to help F. Daly, who was injured in the motor-car accident on October 27th. I should like it to be known that he is pro- gressing most favourably, and that his doctors "s 'rn' confidently hope for his ultimate recovery. s' Through the kindness of those who sent dona- tion j to the fund, and who patronised the bene- fit concert given by my friends at Old Colwyn, on October 30th, we have raised the sum of £ 22, which is being given to him at the rate of £ 2 weekly, and for which he is intensely grateful as the expenses of his illness are very heavy, and this help has taken a great load off his mind. I should like to add my own thanks to all those who so kindly responded to my appeal, and also to yourself for your kind assistance in the matter.—Yours faithfui!>% GWENDOLYN BRODRICK. Coed Coch, Nov. 27th, 1908.
"Y GENINEN."—Ysgrifenir iddi, y frvyddyn nesaf, gaii lenorion uwchraddol, «r y "pvrno dyddorol: Enwadau Crefyddol Cymru: eu Nodweddion Gwahaniaethol." Nodweddion Gwahaniaethol."
HI "■ MTM WYZA II V-G* ARMS*, IWIIIMW ^0 it# V ^wrrnniiiiMi—| in ^7 AiMjHu&caaap—■man v itrrrr r-rr*- ■ Hr ^7 hump- naa^Msti i n fr-r' ^9 rw -a— -——« •I LONDON HOUSE. COLWYN BAY. | I W Y a W W S' w B i ? B & § 8 i! & a J d. O. tJ N 5PEC 13L LE f V V •—: OF ;—• Ladies' High-class Coats, • Newest and most 7 Mantles and Costumes. fe up-to-date Goods at [S VERY APPRECIABLE REDUCTION. j I 1 fancv 1 IDeparttnetlts are brimming I with bargains for the ^Departments are brimming with bargains for the ,J XMAS TRADE ill t 250 Ladies' Shower-proof Coats, Invernesses and Circulars. THESE are a Manufacturer's Clearance, all this Season's GOODS, 'and are marked down at Prices that should clear them the FIRST DAY OF SALE. := babies' yl tlaUovtng I and 2)re88mahfng ON THE PREMISES. Us "•"Tar Telephone No. 40. BUCKLEY'S ■BMMnHHHaBHHBOMHBHBMaiBanBMWMaHnaBDHHHnBanMM CELEBRATED CHRISTMAS CAKES, MINCE PIES, PLUM PUDDINGS. I CHRISTMAS SHOWROOM OF Crackers & f ancp cbocolate Boxes 6 OUR SPECIALITY:— Cosaques for Table Decoration4 WITHINGTON HOUSE, COLWYN BAY. lOHWMK&QMIKSSHaWQBSlES^HBanSEeraHBaKEHnBKMBBBBBBIM -J 1/.NWiI:- 7 -=. Nn. N0. 37.SPROSTON & c" I The Noted Fislj, Game and Poultry Merchants. CHRISTMAS, 1908, T»TE shall have our customary 5PLENDID CHRISTMAS Yi DISPLAY OF TURKEYS, PHEASANTS, GEESE, DUCKS, HARES, etc., etc. All our Poultry guaranteed H Home Fed. None but Best Qualities in all lines. Our Prices are the Lowest in the District. NELSON IIOUSE) ABF,,RGELE ROAD, COLWYN BAIV' TIIE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS LOWEST PRICES. I Splendid Selection of Fancy Furnishing Goods j at Prices to Suit all Requirements. < TTOT/irfc'RkTir'irH BOLD STREET, f 1UM ISlLiXy LIVERPOOL. When in Liverpool call and inspect ILLUSTRATED XMAS CATALOGUES-POST FREE. 1 All Fu;chases over 401- Delivered Free to any Railway Station in Great Britain. L I CASH OR EASY HIRE TERMS.
FLORAL FETE AT COLWYN BAY. CLEVER CRJPPLEO CAFTSWOMEN. lias the old Public Hall at Colwyn Bay presented so picturcsqufi an appearance as it prssents this week. For the nonce it has beon converted into a somewhat spacious FLIPY bO',Ier. Theusimda ot flowers and plants have b«ea a- vashly utilised over the decoraave scheme. he large palo pink ilotlisomld rose xiea wito the sot-t velvety crimson Iwrl 01. 1 eobr and the boilUant scarlet ennuon Victor MM at one point; at another there are bushes of beautifully coloured ramblor roses; at yet an- other tnere are clusters of gorgeous ckry.^n- themura lorming a D:wk ground to hundreGs of delicate piiik-hued caxnatioiis- in fact tnere are few British flo-.vejs or plants not represented either on the st-ails, which surround and litter the hall floor, or on the stage. It is with some-, fclninff of a shock that one realises that none of them are the products of nature; still n-.oa-c is one's astonishment to loam that to a petal they axe all the handiwork of clever crippled cratts- womon. The display has boon arranged with tno ob- ject of demonstrating in a practical manner to Colwvn I>ay residents the very exoelk-nt >.ork aocomplishod by Mr Groom's Industrial 'irain- ing Homes for Scotoh, Irish, Welsh, and Eng- lisih afflictod, blind, and crippled g'iria- Mr Groom was the promoter of the London Water- cress and Flowor GirL' Breakfa.st. and clubroom forty-two years ago, and when the weektete was opsnod at Colwyn Bay 011 iHie^-daj aiiernoon the story t-al-J by his son, Mr Alfred Groom, with reference to tho development of that mo- dest philanthropic wrhomc ,¡' oxoeedmgly in- teresting. The orphanage at Clacton-on Sea is now well-known, and Her Majesty the Queen is a ro L' la,r oontributor to the iunds of tho insti. tution. The ''Crippleage," another and later feature of Mr Groom's work, was opened to shelter the aifiicted and crippled poor girls of the country, and there at pre.^rit a.n a\eiago of 240 unfortunate girls are trained to earn their own living inciopendent, as Airs John Brock said at the opening ceremony, of the charity of friend- the rates or the work- house. Amongst other things a number of them are trained to make artificial flowürs-with what success may b? seen on a visit to the Public Ilall where a few of the prirls may be observed at work. The flowers and plant.} are sold in aid of the Homes. As already indicate, the oxin-ution was for- mally opened by Mrs -jolm Brock, who warmly commended the object to the notice of a crowded ouclieuco. She pointed out that about JE.2,000,000 worth of artificial flowers are imported into this country every year, and, though the poor crip- pled girls of the homes moat successfully competed with the for in the British mark :ts, they na-turally suffered from, tho unfair competition. She, therefore, confidently appeal sd^ to her auditors to patronise home indvstries in that matter, and to do all they could to help Mr Groom and his associates to raise the £ 10,000 now necessary to build Il"X workshops for the S'irls under his charge.—Mrs Brock was presen- ted with a magnificent bouquet of artificial flowers, and cordially thanked, on the motion of the Rev. Thos. Lloyd, seconded by the Rev. Dr. Cousins. The fete will be continued each day throughout this week- LIST OF WORKERS. Appended is a list of the iocal workers en- g',lged in tho hall on Tuesday:—Mrs Jno. Brock, Gwcrn Tyno; Mrs lrid Miss Gamble, Ratonagh; Mrs Ivewell, Queen's Drive; Mrs B. Lucas, High Clare; Miss Broeklebank, Loon brock; Miss Wreeoe, Fern Bank; Mrs Ashley, Oak Tree House; Mi«?-?s Edgar, Rhos; Miss Lewell, do.; Mrs IlammoiKt, Riviere-terrace; Mrs Little, Brook lands; Miss Lasley, Woodland road; Miss Phillips, Mrs Nunn, Bracklev Avenue; Miss Wood, Ab?.r-road; Miss Iliscock, do. the Misses Roberts, The Vicarage; Mrs Dewbur.y. King's Drive; Miss Kersham, Rhos; Mrs and Miss Plcws, Greeniield-road; Mr Drumm, do.; Miss Britain, do.; Miss Gwen Ro- berts, do.; Miss White ho use, do.; Mrs Burrell, Chelford; Miss Coulter, Haymont; Miss .Hughes, Rhoslan; Mius Wrigl^.t, Chesterfield; Miss Mfir and friends, Lynton; Mr J. H. Ro- berts and friends, Oefn Du; Mrs Fletcher Ro- binson, Coldings; Missss Robinson, do.; Miss Knott, do.; Mr and Miss Morvyn IV, o, cl, The Chestnuts; Miss Maddock, Woodland-road Miss Fiahlcck, The Grange; Misa Davies and friend, B^ackley Avenue; Miss Buckley, Appleton; Miss Hoyle, Victoria House; Miss Mobley and -friend, Law&on-road; Mass Clairk and. friend, do.; Miss aylor, Miss Brookes, Victoria- Park; the Misses Hoi ins head, do.; Miss Brook, do.
A horseshoe made of paper, prepared by satura- ting-it with oil, turpentine, and other ingredients, has been invented by a German. "Y GENINEN.Caiff pob enwad crefyddol a phlaid wleidyddol draethu'u lien yrddi hi. tt Rhyddid barn a llafar" yw un o'i phrif ar- vyddeiriau.
EDUCATIONAL. COLWYN BAY. WILTON HOUSE SCHOOL FOR GIRL3 (Recognised by the Board of Education). THOROUGH MODERN EDUCATION AND HOME CARE. Successes at Oxford Local and Music Exa.m-. 19755p THE MISSES MORRIS. LLYSFAEN PARISH CHURCH. ENGLISH SERVICES. Aforning -ri-i.5 a.iii. I Scats Free. LAST FEW DAYS. LAST FEW DAYS. Be in time and Save Money. It will probably be a very long time before you will be able to purchase so cheaply. The RILEY PIANO SALE RILEY PIANO SALE J is about to Close. In the meantime Piano Buyers may reap advantage. SAVE POUNDS. SAVE POUNDS. The Address is well known, but it is as well to be careful. We have no oiher address in Birmingham W. S. Riley & Son Ltd. I Incorporating W. JOSEPH nElLY, THE OLD FIRM, 100-102, Corporation Street (Right Opposite LEWIS'S), BIRMINGHAM. Remember—No other Address but Corporation Street, Birmingham. STAETLING PIANO VALUE for both Cash and Deferred Payment Buyers. ON SALE THIS WEEK amongst scores of others are the following. We cannot afford space for a detailed description, COME AND SEE THEM. splendid sccond-hand by London maimer, Walnut iuil compass, per- i .1 feet for ■»■ UT1S. A 32 Guinea W. S. Riley & Sen Up- right Iron Grand, beat check 1 o p „ action, as new for J-O IJilb. A sounJ second-ha d Piano, in hand- Qi r* some Waliiut Case, for A 60 Guinea STKLNIIART Over- strung Upright Gran.1, real tune OK (7 1>c perfection, for v'Jlb. A specimen of our new year's model x Upright Grand, \v;th all improve- ooi ment« £ vJ llo« A thoroughly reliable second-hand Q y ■ £ X Piano, by Ijondon maker 1 CTilo, A 64 Guinea WALDAMAR Over- £ y~ strung Upright iron Grand. Ab- Qfi p na solutely lovely, quite unsoiled A 36 Guinea W. S ltiloy & Son Up- ■n- right iron Grand, returned from lO] fiiicj concert hire as new, for a VJilD. Of) Guineas will purchase 1909 model Upright Iron Grant!, with won- derful qualify of tone, never before OA f > Q equalled at the price VJJIO. A fine Student's Pedal Organ, in Oak 1 new and unsoiled, chalienging Qi anything at 01 Remember—Our Name and Address. Remember-Our Unusual Offers. Rcmcmber-The Money yon Save. Remember—The opportunity is Ilcarly gOIl. AND WRITE TO-DAY FOR FURTHER PARTICULARS. WE PAY CARRIAGE. WE FREELY EXCHANGE IF YOU ARX NOT SATISFIED. W. 5. Riley & Son Ltd., Incorporating W. JOSEPH RILRY, THE OLD FIRM, 100-102, Corporation Street (Right Opposite LEWIS'S), BIRMINGHAM.
had a wonderful experience in the work of education. They would miss i> a gon-al ci d valuable presence very much. Tlli:y N'CIY proud of Mr Jones, the scoictaxy, who had done and continued to do good work on the-.r behulf (hear, hear). Rev. Dr. H. T. Cousins, who freendid srn3 he was afraid that Mr 03born had nusseci one great factor in the work concjn ng the ex- aminations, namely, Miss Osborn Iflppla.u.;i. He endorsed the chairman's words w;¡h r.>L"l'.l"d to th-5 hope that the education trc uble had c.me to an end. Mr Roberts and Mr Jones responded suitably.