DENBIGH. I THE DENBIGH BOROUGHS.-Under the presidency of Mr Wm. Parry, Clwyd Villa, the el Denbigh Liberal Coun 'I met at Bodawen on Monday evening, to receive the names of gentle- men likely to contest the Boroughs in the place bf Mr Clement Edwards. No fewer than four- teen were nominated, and seven were selected for submission to the Committee of Inquiry, which will report to the various associations in due course. For the present the names are not to be disclosed. TRIP.—Miss Houghton, of Broadley's, enter- tained her Sunday School class at the English Presbyterian Church at Dyserth on Thursday. MOTOR KILLS SHEEP.-A motor car pass. ing through the town ran into a flock of sheep in Vale-street on Tuesday morning, killing two and injuring several others. The sheep belonged to Mr Cadwaladr Hughes, Nantglyn. YOUNG CONSERVATIVE LEAGUE. The local branch of the Junior Imperial and Constitutional League were, on Saturday, by the kind invitation of Capt. E. W. Griffith and Mrs .a 1 -.N'ewydd. The coml) ?.ny ri"i Lli ilvited fo Mas G set off from tho Conservative Club in bands ur, about 2.30, some walking and some cycling. Plas Newydd was reached at 3.30. Capt. and Mrs Griffith cordially received the company, iiml expressed a hope that they would have a pleasant afternoon. Ail kinds of interesting games 1-ad been arranged, bowls, cricket, and football baiug freely indulged in, and a very pleasant time was spent before tea, which was served in a large room in the hall. About 70 sat down to an -.ip- pctising repast, and cigarettes were handod round to the smokers afterwards. Mr Randle Mainwaring, Mold, addressed the gathering on the benefits of Tariff Reform to the country dot large. He was glad to see so many young men had jointed the League, and trusted they would take a more lively interest in politics. He urged them to work individually, so that they might return their present member of Parliament v. ith a thumping majority (loud applause). On the motion of Col. E. J. Swayne, Cae Derw, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded Capt. and Mrs Grif- fith for their hospitality.—Capt. Griffith respond- ed on behalf of himself and Mrs Griffiths, t. Ed expressed the wish that they would visit Phis Nowydd next summer, when they would have a jolly good time (applause). Three cheers were given for the hosts, and also for Mr Ormsby- Gore. A tour of the gardens and grounds was made, and the games were resumed. The com- pany left for home about eight o'clock.
RHYL ORGAN RECITAL.-At the St. Thomaar Church irext Sunday evening, Mr Bryan Warburst, &L.R.C.M., L.R.A.M., will give an organ recital Zi aid oi the dhoir boys' fund. He will be assisted !>y Mr Fowler B»urban, the renowned baritone, in<l Mr Harry Whitfield, violinist, and a suo- seesful evcrung- is anticipated. STREET IMPROVEMENTS.—At the last meetnig of the Council it was decided to place aLout the town a number of wiro baskets for the depositing of waste paper. On Tuesday these made their appearance. This improvememt is due to the discussion which Mr Taverner raised at a previous meeting. HARVEST THANKSGIVING.—We under- stand that it had been arranged to hold) the annual harvest thanksgiving is the town On the lad; Thursday in September. This is reverting to the old order of thaag3. We believe that at the next meeting of the Council it will be pro- posed tbat Rhyl joins in movement wfaksh the London and North-Western Railway Company has inaugurated1 for a general holiday along the coast on the first Wednesday in October. ROBBERIES.-Last week we reported a series »f robberies in the town, and strange to say that on the day following the publication of the tlbeft of money, gold watch and chain, the articles were found in a bag in the room from which tiie money was first missed- The bag waa hanging to the" bedrail, but the owner camnot explain, how the money and wateh get into the bag as it bad! been used since the articles were missed. As regards the atlegtod th-aft of a watch from a bathing vara the lady has since reported to the police that she found it in a pocket of her coat, she having deposited it there for safety, and forgot all about it. OLDHAM WAKES.—Rhyl expects a large in- flux of visitors this week end, as the Oldham wakes are fixed for next week. The town can- tinues to be very full of visitors, and although a great; stress has been recent! y placed on the railway officials by tie abnormal traffic, it has been dealt with very successfully. A NOVEL EXHIBITION,—A new departure "wus made en Saturday ajid Monday evenings with a view of popularising the coaching tours of this district. Mrs Harriett Heathoote, who has a stand on the West Parade, had the whole of the iront of her establishment illuminated ,by means of a; largo number of fairy lamps, which Mr Soufcbworth, the manager, had, arranged in a picturesquo style. A large screen was fixed in one of the bay windows of the first storey, and on this was shown a. number of sbdes, giving pictures cl lie firm's coaches, the drivera and guards, and the many places of interest to which the coaches pry daily. It was a clever exhibi- tion, and was witnessed by many hundreds of visitors. ACCIDENT.—There v. considerable com- motion on the East Parade on Sunday evening, when a motor oar, whilst being- driven toward^ the west, ran over a dog. The driver promtpdy pulled up, and ascertaining that the animal waa injured, picked it up and carried it to a veterin- ary surgeon for treatment. THE STEAMBOAT SERVICE.-A Bne series of excursions have been run this week by the Liverpool and North Wades Steamship Com- pany from the pier. These trips are adding much to the popularity of Rhyl and with the pier extensions, visitors can in future anticipate regular sailings. DEATH OF A POPULAR YACHTSMAN. —Much regret is expressed in yacihtmg circles at the news of the death of Copt. Soott Heyward, the commodore of the Rhyl Yacht Club, and who waa a regular visitor to Rhyl. The death took place wthaist the deceased was passing through the Red Sea on his way home. ROYAL ALEXANDRA HOSPITAL. A cent rib at ion of £ 10 has been received towards the Hospital "Pouiid Day" from Mr Herbert ?Whltl,ev ( r Mrs R. M. Hugh Jones), anod f?edy C, is grate nowkd ?ed n-e La?dy Superintendent aockn<>w= with many thanks the following contributions for the balcony screens: — Dr. Moreton-Priehard, £ 1 Is; MT Buckley Jones, £ 1 Is; and Mr J. H. Ellis, 10s 6d. Through the kindness of Mrs Tidswell, a collection was made on Satur- day last for the Hospital by a few friends, whose names are given below. The result of this effort of the "children of the rich" to help the children of the poor was very satis- factory, and they are warmly thanked for their contribution, and for the trouble they took to collect it:—The Misses Cecily Hart- ley, 16s &d; Margery Kelly, 158 9d; Sybil Jenkins, 15s 7d; Hazel Thomas, 15s Gd; Madge Thomas, 15s; Vera Thomas, 15s; Messrs Jack Eyton Lloyd, 6s 5d Hugh Brom- ley, 6s 4d: James Arnold Jenkins, Gs; Scott Thomas, 5s 8d; and Y. Llovd Jones, 2s total, £ 6, The following gifts have been re- ceived, and are gratefully acknowledged:—• Spinach and lettuces, Mrs Bromley; vege- tables and fruit, Mr Taverner. FIREWORKS IN HIGH-STREET. On Monday afternoon, at about tea time, there was a sudden uproar and commotion in High- etreet, which drew a large crowd to Eisiski's tobacconist establishment. A cloud of smoke met those who ventured near the shop, and this was accompanied by tlve sound of fire- works being exploded. P.C. Richardson, who was on duty at the top of High-street/ saw*the smoke, and proceeding to the shop, found that a large bundle of fusjjees had fallen off a high shelf, igniting on the floor. This caused the noise and smoke. The bundle was picked up and placed in a pail of water. No damage was done. SAND MEETINGS. — The Free Trade League speakers and the Suffragettes have held forth" this week on the sands to fairly large crowds, but the meetings have been somewhat tame. THE FOOTBALL CLUB.-Matters are pro- fvvourably with the ithyl Town r,4,?ot- ball Club, and a pract?o3 n=4?h was held on -9-t-d-Y, -h- good gAr.-?. w-to?e?. We notice that.tbe- a- a, low of the M stal- wax-Ls re-.au t.,?.&? --uch as B&ird pearing in the B- J- and Smith, WML,, L-ppi? wi'-l fill the doubl, ?+ltl If ,d Pjayer. Mr Storey is the pre%?? c& the club, vrith Mr Sykes as chairman of the committee, and Mr Mark Hughes as treasurer. Tho oiub is to start its season on a sound footing, and a successful Beason is anticipated. Brothers Roberts have secured good Dcsitiona with Leeda Cty, and tbey yy be greatJy massed from the local team. Corwjn Bay is to benefit from the breaking* up of the Grange Qub, as Hughes, Pritcbard, and Hornby have decided to jam tiaem. The first Combinatian match is fixed at Rhyi for Septem- fcean 15th with Wtotpbusch.
DEATH OF MISS SONIA RALLI. We regret to announce the death of Miss Sonia Ralli, daughter of Mr M. A. Ralli, J.P., of Mia Hall, Newmarket. The de- ceased, who was 24 years of age, had been ill for a considerable time, and preparations were being made for taking her abroad for the winter, but she expired on Tuesday de- spite every care and attention, coupled with the best medical skill. The deceased was highly respected by all with whom she was acquainted, and with her father and mother and other members of the Mia Hall family did much good work in the district. In par- ticular the lady took a great interest in the many school treats which Mr Ralli gave to the children of the neighbourhood, and waa untiring in her endeavours to provide plea- sure for others. The blow is a great one to the father, who was passionately fond of his daughter, and who accompanied him when- ever he left home. The inte=ent takes plar,, on Prida I .y, the 'uneral cortege leaving New- market at 12 noon, for the New Church Ceme- tery, Rhyl, where the family vault is situ- ated.
PRESTATYN, PRESTATYN, ROAD DEVELOPMENT.-Councillors Thos. Jones, J.P., and the Surveyor have been appoin- ted to represent the Council on the County Con- ference on the road development question. GARDEN DISPLA Y.-Wit.h the object of beautifying the district the Advertising Associa- tion offered prizes for the best-kept front garden. A groat improvement has resulted!, and on Saturday last Councillor T.- D. Jones, Rhyl, judged the gardens, being accompanied1 by Coun- cillor Inglefield, who has dane a great deal in the (tev-elopment of Prestatyn, and in making its attractions known. Mr Jones was very much impressed by the appearance of tho gardens on the higher assessment list, but the lower assess- ments were not as good as oould be expected. The higher assessment prize was awarded to Mr J. T. Partington, Gronant-roa<T, and that for the lower assessment went to Mr Owen Jones, Sandy Lane. THE RECREATION GROUND.—It is grati- fying to know that there is now some prospect of the recreation ground being laid out, and that the old eyesore of a parish ground is to be re- moved. For years this matter has been before the public, and difficulty after difficulty presen- ted itself. Prestatyn is fortunate in having such a fine site in the very centre of the town, and if properly laid out it can prove a great attraction to the district. The rate- payers of future generations will no doubt have cause to be thankful and to res- pect the memory of the late Mrs Hunt, whose generous legacy has made the procuring of the ground possible. Mr Thee. Jones is moving on the CouncJ for powerg to borrow money to lay out the site and we are sure that he will reoeivo the unanimous support of the Council. Prestatyn has now a valuable asset, and the ratepayers should not bo sparing in the expense of ornamenting- the ground. Many health re- sorts woukl like to have the same opportunity for laying out a beautiful park. THE GAS WORRS.-The Council are start- ing to put their newly-acquired gasworks in ordter, and additrons are to be made to the purifying' house. It is to be hoped that no time will be lost in effecting improvements in the purifying of gas, as on Monday night the odour from leakages in various parts of the town wag very disagreeable. BENEFIT CONCERT.Orn Monday evening Mr Harry Gihnore had his benefit at the Town Hall, and was well supported. The programme was capital throughout. ANNIVERSARIES.—On Sunday anniversa- ries were held at Trinity Church and also in the English Wesleyan ChapeL The preacher at the former place of worship was the Rev. B. W. Ross, of Huddersfield, and at the latter the Rev. S. T. Bosward, Rhyl. FAREWELL MEETING.-At the close of the eventing* service cm Sunday at Horeb, the Rev. E. Mostyn Jones' farewell meeting was hekt, at which there was a large attendance, the rev. gentleman having since his residence in the district done excellent work, and many tributes werepaid to his sterling qualities. He leaves f, T?l.. "4 M..nc??hire, at the eni of the month, and will be succeeded by the Rev. E. Frank Jones, of Llangefni.
T 4TTDDLAN, ILLNESc> v. E VICAR-Woe are pleased to leann that the u. v. T. W. Vaughan, who has been ill for s-eme weeks, is making satisfactory progress towards recovery.
ST. ASAPH. CATHEDRAL SERVICES. Angst 2A. Saturday. 3.15: Service, Lloyd in E flat. Anthem: 1292, "I will lay me down" (G adsby). Daily—Matins, 8.15 a. in- Evensong, 3.15 p.m. Holy Days and Saints' Days—Celebration of Holy Communion, 8.15 ajn. SUNDAY (Decani). August 28. 14th Sunday after Trinity. 8.15: Holy Communioai. 11.0: Matins. Service: Dykes in E. Anthem: 1130, "From the rising oJ the Sun" (Ouseley). Litany. Hymns: 211, 367. Preacher: The Rev. W. H. Fletcher, Oanoii-in-Residence. 3.30: Service, Russell in A. Anthem: 1255, "The Lord is loving unto every man" (Garrett). 6.15: Hymns, 298, 279, 176, 28. Preacher: Vicar D. C. Owen. Collection: Cathedral Music Fund. REPAIRING THE CATHEDRAL.—The work of repairing the Cathedral foundations is beJing pushed forward, but will take sdille time to complete as great care has to be exercised in the excavations. THE DEAN.—We understand' that the Dean on his retirement at the end of the summer will take up his residence in Rhyl. Many sur- mises have been made as to who the new Dean will fce, but nothing has yet been definitely announced. THE HARVEST.-Reports as to the wheat and! barley in the Vale of dwyd are -not of a very satisfactory character, and an inspection of the crops has led to disappomtmieait, in view of the very promising appearaaoe of the fiekts. It has been found' that tie heads of barley are not more than half full, a. state of things said to be due to the scarcity of sunshine.
FESTINIOG BOARD OF GUARDIANS. CHILDREN'S SUCCESS AT SUNDAY SCHOOLS., The fortnightly meeting of the above Board was held last Tuesday, and the members present were: Messrs Owen Jones (chairman), Edwird Llewelyn, v. Roberts (Talsarnau), John Hughes and G. Parry Janea (Penrhyn), D. Collwyn Mor- gan, E. J. Hughes, Thomas Griffith, E. R. Owen, D. Pughe, Morgan Roberts, John Williamq Robert Williams (Trawsfynydd), Robert Richards, R. O. Williams, Mrs Casson, and Mr D. Jones (assistant clerk). FINANCE. A letter had been received from the Carnar- von County Council with reference to the county rate. The Board had over £ 2000 in hand, and, at the suggestion of the Assistant Clerk, it was resolved to pay over to the county £ 1009 of the amount owing. The Finance Committee recommended an in- crease of P.20 in Dr. J. R. Jones' salary. lIis salary was £25 a year with emoluments. The average annual amount paid him since his ap- pointment was £ 27 7s 6d, and that was below the amount paid to medical officers in other Unions. Since he was appointed to the office the work had greatly increased; and the recom- mendation was unanimously adopted. CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS. It was reported by the three relieving officers that there were 291 births in the Union during the last six months, and that 25 conscientious objections to vaccinations had been received. DELEGATE& The Chairman and Mr R. Owen Williams, Garn, were appointed delegates to attend ine Poor Law Conference at Welshpool. THE CLERK'S HOLIDAYS. The Chairman stated that the Clerk, at t1.e last meeting, had forgotten to ask for his annual. holidays, and that as he ha3 made arrangements to go away on the previous Monday, he (;-he Chairman) gave him permission on behalf of the Board. The Chairman's action was approved of. APPOINTING A DEPUTY OFFICER. In oonsequcnce of the illness of Mr J. Banontt | Jones, relieving officer for the Deudraeth dhb- trict, Mr E. J. Pugh, Cae Gwyn, was temporarily appointed as deputy-officer. THE CHILDREN. The Master reported that at the invitation rf the superintendent of Gorffwysfa Chapel Sunday School, the workhouse children had accompamed the Sunday School trip to Aberystwytjj, iiad that the youngsters had thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The Chairman expressed the hope that the other chapels and churches, when arranging their annual trips, would extend a similar invitation. It was reported that the children who attended Gorffwysfa Chapel Sunday School were very suc- cessful in the Biblical examinations. A vote of thanks to the superintendent of the Sunday School was passed. -o- I LLANDDULAS CHURCH HOUSE: STONE LAYING CEREMONY. Left to Right: Canon Roberts, Countess of Dundonald, Lady Jean Cochrane, Arch. deaoon Lloyd (Vicar of Rhyl), who is speaking, and the Hon. Roger Cochrane. A PAUPER AND HIS DOG. Mt WM. Thomas reported the case of a pi per 5 in hi district who denied that the dog thu; slept in his bed belonged to him. He aegia that the animal belonged to the people who lodged in his house. But the officer had seen those people, who denied that the dog was their's. The relief was stopped- POTATOES PLENTIFUL. The Visiting Committee (Messrs R. Richards and R. O. Williams) reported that they found the house very well kept, and all the inmates clean and contented. Sufficient potatoes had been grown in the garden to last for twelve months. MR HAROLt) HUGHES (ARCHITECT) PRESENTING THE TROWEL TO THE COUNTESS.
NEW C.M. CHAPEL AT TREFRIW. OPENING CEREMONY. The fine new Gal vinitio Methodist ChapeL erected to meet the increasing demand for ac- oommodation, especially during the summer sea- son, when the Spa is largely patronised by Welsh peopie, was completed last week, and opened on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Including the site, together with five cottages, the new structure has cost altogether L7500, the building and the organ costing £ 6000. After selling the o-xl chapel, and including the value of the five cottages, it i3 estimated that the lia- bilities will be reduced to £5000. Even this sum is a large one for a village with a popoi- Jation of under 800, and considerable self- sacrifice will be required to wipe off the debt. An interesting and original feature in the structure is the stained-glass window over the FLINT AND DENBIGH HOUNDS PUPPY SHOW. 'ME JUDGES AT WORK. Left to Right: Mr Hope Barton, Mr E. Griffith, Colonel Williams-Wynn, Povah (the huntsman), and Mr Guy Thompson. front entranoe, on which are painted figures of the following well-known divines: Dr. Lewis Edwards, Rev. Henry Reee, and Rev. J. Jones, Talysarn. The verdict of the ministers who officiated at the meetings relative to the struc- ture was, that it was one of the finest in the Principality, and one that lent itself admirably for the purpose it waa meant for. The follow- ing pieacbera officiated :-Mon-day evening, Revs, iivan Davies and W. Jones, Conway; Tuesday evening. Rev. J. Williams, Brynsiencyn, and Prtnoipai Prys; Wednesday morning. Revs. W. Thomaa and J. J. Roberto (Iolo Carnarvon); afternoon. Rev. S. T. Jones; and evening, Rev. J. Withains and Principal Prys. Ma- John Williams, Carnarvon, presided at the organ. The building is situated on a commanding site, and' considerable preparatory expense was neceestated in clearing away the old existing property and excavating the site. The main entrance is approached from the road by an easy flight of steps leading to an open porch, in which ij placed a tablet containing the memorial stonee; on each side of thi3 porch are subsidiary entrances leading to the galleries. Opening from the front porch to an inner vestibule are two doors leading to the chapel. The chapel is 45ft. wide by. 53ft. long, and provides with the gallery seating acconimoda- tion-for about 550. A haitdsome organ occu- pies a position behind the pulpit, the wooden case of which has been designed by the archi- tects to barnxnose wtith the isilfcat 'and iiur- roundin woodwork. At the rear of tho chapel Me placed the various vestries, classrooms, ytohen and lavatory aocorcrmodation, and above fcbesei. on a level with the gallery and opening direot from the high ground at the rear of tho gjfee, w a commodious schoolroom with aooom- gnodation for about 225. Externally the building preeents a very hand- some eund striking appearance, and is designed in the style of the 14th century Gothic. Above the main entrance aire two pointed Gothic arches, carried on stone pSlars with carved capitals, and surmounting this is a handsome traoeried window deeply recessed, which, to- gether with the projecting buttresses on each side and the gable above, forms the most striking and impressive feature of tBe design. The external waUing is built with selected stone from the TrefTiw quarry, relieved with "Grin- slriK" free stone for the dressing. InternaRy. the seating, pulpit, and other woodwork asre executed in "Orham" wood. The roof is of "hammer-beam" construction, the timbers being exposed to view and treated Architecturally, this i3 the method of the late Gothic work, and is admirably suited to obtaining good acoustic results. The work was carried out by Mr Joseph Hayes, contractor, Shrewsbury, from the de- signs and under the eupermteodenoe of Messrs Dickens-Lewis and Haymes, architects, Shrews- bury: Mr A. H. Dayiep a as clerk of works.
A beginning has been made with tho work of preparing Buckinghajm Palace for the King and Queen. The workmen have started renovating the water mains in the Forecourt, which had been giving a. good deal of trouble at times; and when this and other outside work haa been com- pleted the work inside wiU be taken in hand.
BOY SCOUTS AT COED COCH. IN CAMP. Th.e Boy Scouts' camp, arranged in the grounds of Coed Coch, under the personal direction of Mr Edward Wynne, has proved an unqualified success. The first week, com- mencing on August 13th, was devoted to the training of recruits, who have remained in camp for the second week, together with the senior Scouts, who joined them last week. There are now 112 boys, and eighteen officers, with Colonel Ward in command. The follow- ing programme will give readers a fair idea of the Scouts' day whiLe under canvas:—5.45 a.m., duty patrol turn out; 6 a.m., reveille; 6.15 ajn., cocoa and biscuits; 6.45 a.m., par- ade (minus foot-gear), salute flag, and physical drill; 8 a.m., breakfast; 9 am., tent and kit inspection; 9.30 a.m., parade and scouting instruction; 12.30 p.m., dinner; 1.30 p.m., compulsory Test; 3 p.m., parade and scouting instruction; 5 p.m., tea, fol- lowed by recreation; 6 p.m., officers' meet- ing; 6.30 p.m., rations served out to two patrols, who pitch a separate camp for them- selves for the night; 7.30 p.m., camp fire; 8 p-m., lower the flag; 8.30 p.m., supper; 9 p.m., turn in and sentries posted; and 9.30 p-m., lights out. There are companies in the camp from Denbigh, under Scoutmaster Sergeant-Major Erris; Ruthin, UlIder Assistant Scoutmaster Roberts; and two companies from Colwyn Bay, the first under Scoutmaster Barker, and the (second under Scoutmaster Macklin. On Sunday, there was a ChuTch parade in the morning, and in the afternoon the boys were shown how to build an "Aldershot" oven. They were instructed in semaphore signalling on Monday, a re-lay race being run in the afternoon; whilst on Tuesday morning they were taught how to take cover correctly. First-aid lessons were given during the day on Wednesday, and a night attack scheme was carried out after dark. To-day (Thursday), teams representing West Denbighshire and the Mid-Denbigh- shire Seouts will play a cricket match, and on Friday, Colonel Williams Wynne will in- spect the camp. There are also to be com- petitions for prizes kindly presented by the Hon. Mrs Lanrenoe A. Brodrick. The camp breaks up next Saturday, and, notwithstanding the somewhat unfavouraBTe weather, the boys are having such a pleasant time that tbey will be laik to leave.
LLANDUDNO AMUSEMENTS.- PJERHEAD at 11 a.m., Orchestral Concert -Piex Company's Grand Orchestra. PIER PAVILION at 7.45 p.m., Orchestral Concert, conductor, Mr Arthur W. Payne; vocalists, Mile. Alice Yerlet and Mr Henry Turnpenny. GRAND THEATRE,— "The Arcadians." PRINCE'S THEATRE,Animated Pictures. HAPPY VALLEY at 3, Mr W. J. Churchill'a Minstrels. PIERHEAD at 3 and 8, Messrs Adler and Sutton's Pierrots. HIPPODROME at 10.30, 2, and 7.30. Roller Skating. THE SMALLEST HOUSE in Great Britaan, situated at Conway, open all days (Sunday excepted). COSY CORNER, Ty Gwyn-road, at 3 and 8, "The Busy Bees" Variety Entertainment. PIER THEATRE OF VARIETIES at 3 and 8, Animated Pictures. THE PIER CONCERTS. Probably one of the largest audiences ever accommodated at the Pier Pavilion was that "which filled Llandudno's "Temple of Music" to overflowing at the sixteenth grand special concert on Saturday evening. The pro- gramme of OTchcatral music was very at- tractive, but in addition Madame Ada Cross- ley waa the principal vocalist, and made her last appearance at these concerts prior to her 4epwture for South Africa, There was not a vacant seat, and the sign "Standing room only" was prominently displayed at the pier gates. Madame Crossley first sang Giordani's air, "Caro mio beu." She was given a cordial reception, fully justified, for her interpreta- tion of this beautiful air was most inspiring, the technique being admirable and intona- tion perfect. After the singing of the piece two admirers handed her beautiful bouquets. Mad.a.me Crossley responded with a finished rendering of Hullah's favourite song, "The Three Fishers. After the interval Madame Crossley sang Robert Batten's song, "Into the Fold," and as an encore sang Liddle's new song, "The Way Home." Still the huge awhenoe were unsatisfied and demanded a third song, which was the ever-green "On the Banks of Allan Water." • • • « At tbe-same concert Madame Effie Thomas inaugurated an engagement. The scene et Lege "La Ooebette" from Belibes' "Lakme," an elegantly ornate and exacting composition was sung by her with delicate Qnd btilli-ant vocalisation, and in response to an imperative encore she gave a "Lullaby" by Lane Wilson. In the second part of the programme Madame Thomas effectively sang throe bird songs by L. Lehmann, "The Woodpigeon," the "Owl," and the "Yellow^ hammer." At the sacred concert, on Sun- day evening, Madame Effie Thomas was heard to advantage in "Ave Maria" (Bach-Gounod), Mr Harry Freeman playing the violin obligato, and she was equally successful in Verdi's recit .and cavatima, "Emam In- volami." On Mo-nday ew-nimg she SWI, Very effectivel Bigh. I pular Dong, "LO! h4.- OP B PO %-r ta. ??fL Lax* With fl-ute ob4atc, by Mr A. Halstead, and Venxarao's waltz song, "Ah Che Aeorta." On Tuesday evening Miss Hilcla Cragg-Janjues xaade ier second appear- ance at these oanoerts this season, when she opened with "Caro bio beu" (Giordani and "Low's Awakening" (P. Leoni), both being artistically sung. At the overture and operatic oonoert, on Wednesday, Miss James w.as again the vocalist, and Mr L. Brough played a cla-rionet solo. # • « On Saturday evening Mr George Atkinson played, with orchestral accompaniment, Men- delssohnJa "Concerto in G minor for Piano- forte and Orchestra," and in response to a determined recall gave "La Babillande" (Conoert Study) by Thalberg. On Sunday evening Mr Harry Freeman, the principal violinist, played with the orchestra Bee- thoven's "Romance in F." Mr W.alter Ridgway, at Monday's oonoert, played with the orchestra Rubinstein's "Concerto in D Minor f?oT Pianoforte and or.(.hc- ?tra, ,nd on Tuesday evening Mr HaroM Jarvis played the harp solo, "La Danse de Fers," and was loudly cheered. < The orchestral items during the week in- cluded such favourite compositions as Liszt's symphonic poem "Mazeppa," Auber's over- ture 4 Le Domino Noir," Gounod's selection Fauet," Rossini's overture to his last and greatest opera "William Tell," Brahm's "Two Hungarian Dances," Mendelssohn's symphony "The Hymn of Praise," Weber's overture to his last opera "Oberron," Auber's overture "Manon Lesoart," Liszt's episode "Mephisto's Waltzer," Grieg's Suite No. 1 "Peer Gynt," Sullivan's selection "The Yeoman of the Guard;" an overture in D minor by Charles H. Fogg, given for the first time at these concerts; Sousa's popular march, "Stars and Stripes, "etc. « Mr Henry Turnpenny will commence a week's engagement at these concerts on Saturday evening. He is an established favourite at Llandudno, and has gained dis- tinction at the principal London concerts. In these days, when the scarcity of good tenors is felt all over the country, it is only natural that one should appreciate to the full a voioe so near perfection as Mr Ttrrn- penny'e. His visits to the Llandudno con- certs are always eagerly anticipated. » » » a THE PRINCE'S THEATRE. Really interesting and amusing animated pictures are exhibited at the Prince's Theatre this week, which include "On the Downward Path," a most dramatic and exciting in- cident. "Sunburnt Land" is another dramatic picture, and "A Child's Courage" is a picture that should strongly appeal to the youngsters. "Rich Revenge" and "Ton- tolini" are among the most humorous, which evoke great laughter. Mr Smith has de- cided to have an entire change of pictures twice weekly in future. « < < THE HAPPY VALLEY P.1INSTRELS. These premier al-fresco entertainers each afternoon this week have attracted huge crowds to the Ilappy V.?ll,?ey, where an ex- ,Dell,ei2t pTograTnm.c is given. Th, qenial proprietor, -mr w. J. (Mure-hill, took his .in- -Pli,il benefit o-?i Wednesday eve-nin-. Next Wednesday even-in&"a ben,fit enfe.-r'ta',nmt-nt Will b?e ven for me.b, he trouw. _r. f t ",me E?y4s" ren2-ind the public that they have amused them throughout the season, and that "one good turn deserves another." < < < ROLLER SKATING. At the Hippodrome each afternoon and evening a large number of enthusiasts are to be seen indulging in the healthy and popular recreation of roller skating. Some expert skaters have been on the rink this week, and their performances have been watched with interest from the spectators' gallery. The fine floor is now in splendid condition, which, together with the attractive music of the military band, combine to make the pastime an enjoyable one. THE SEA TRIPS. Despite the inclement weather the sea ex- cursions of the Liverpool and North Wales Steampship Company have been well patronised this week, the Douglas and Black- pool trips being .among the most popular. The extra daily sailings to Liverpool, as well as the Anglesey and Holyhead trips, are also gaining in popularity. An attractive pro- gramme of sailings has beep arranged for next week, particulars of which may be obtained from Mr Arthur Parton, at the Pier Gates. v THE BUSY BEES. At the Cosy Corner each afternoon and evening Mr Jeff Yendome and his clever com- pany of talented artistes continue to amuse large audiences. The programmes given are varied and attractive, and are highly appre- ciatc4. ciatc4.
Hh Majesty the Ktrug has 00d Sir Gega-^e Bwhanan, British Minister at The Haffue since 1908, tx> the Privy Council. In 24 Gov eirnjmerH;i of Rwosia there were 6741 cases of cholera in one week and 3021 deaths from the disease. Two further deaths have occurred as the re- sult of ptomaine poisoning in Wrexham district. Mrs Maa^y Ann Bellis, of Coectooeth, died on Friday night, and Mrs Ann Wifeams, of Coed- takm, Flinteahrre, soocunxbed on Saturday. Ia oapoe Uws bad Nartahm cd park pMot
RHYL AMUSEMENTS. FIRST-CLASS PROGRAMMES. There is an excellent round of amuaeimente this week in Rhyi. livery place of entertain- ment possesses first-class programmes, and the somewhat unsettled weather n&s brought better business to the in-door shows. At the New Pa.v^ion tho band has given some good selec- L-ons, are prdving --Iac-?iiL V,>PUl.ar with visi- tom though there i ootisid--Table f,,eliri, is tiive to the absence of the band from the gar- dens during- the day time. Sunday evening's oono&rt was" fairly wetl attended, the vocalist being Miss Edith Davies. Duitng the week "The Sabbots" have given very eatortaini-ng performances. They appear in Dutch costume, and their programme inomdes many interesting items. The picture display in the large room in the frost portion of the building proves to be one of the most popular in the town. The films are oarpitally exhibited, and include several clever humorous and dramatic pictures. To-night (Thursday) the celebrated Carnarvon Ghoir. nearly 200 voiocs» will give a grand con- cert in the Pavi-ion, and, ooiuidca"ing the fame of the choir, the Pavilion should be packed. It is undoubtedly one of the greatest. musical treats ever presented to the Rhyi Pubii-c. Next week, Herr Stanislaus Wurm and his White Vieniiesee Band enter upon their last series of concerts. A finer body of instrumentalists has never been heaaxi in Rhyl, and it is unfortuate that they have not been better appreciated. However, there Is still an opportunity for those who ha.ve not heard the band to make up for loc-t time. "The Stingaarees," next week's party, eotnsiste of five first-class artistes, namely, Miss Alice Braim- ision (soprano and light ooinedy songs), Miss Nellie Nutt (contralto), Mr Andrew Pace (tenor). Mr Harry Heme (comedian), and Mr Roland Henry (entertainer). They will give a performance comprising original burlesguee, musical scenes., up-to-date skits, etc., under the title of "Round the Camp Fire." At the Queen's Palace and Rink there has boon placed before the puhlio this week a series of entertainments which have drawn large crowds, and the management are to be con- gratulated on the way in which they are cater- ing for the public. On Friday evening there was. a oake-waJk compotateon, the prize for the seniors being won by the Misses Jones, Sisson- street, and that for the juniors by the Misses D. Browntow ajid G. Polkinghorne. During the evening Miss L. Brownlow and Miss Mamie Evans gave a very fine exhebatian oi the oake- walk, the two young ladies, who are wek-knawn dancers, bringing forth much appreciative ap- plause. On Monday evening there wae a Japanese baJl, which was taken p4rt in by a large number of dancers, and proved to be a very interesting gathering. The floor waa in good condition. This evening there will be a h-key -Lciu betwem Rh),?. and a Vioitore team, axid .t TCMAIXbs to be seen -whether the p ,Iyl (?ub aft able to inaintain tlolr unbmken record of victory. On PViday evening a skatcng carnival and cake-walk competition has been or- ganised, and this will be followed on Monday by a confetti; carnival ball, with a summer skating carnival, cake-walk competition and exhibition on Wednesday evening. Signor Pecorin's band wtdl provide music, while in the marionette hazu the Queen's Bijou Orchestra will play for the performances and dancing. The marionette show is a capital one, while in the theatre ad- joic^nsr there is this week an unique programme of pietiUiPeK, including films of the Modr-Uktrro fight, which are shown with remarkable clear- ness. Mr Gilbert Rogers and his Jovial Jesters continue to entertain large crowds, and thedr programme is evidently much appreciated, judg- ing by the manner in which it is received. To- night, Mr Harry Kirk holds his "benefit" at tOO Town IfulL In tho Olympian Gardens, this week, there ia or?,e of the bes?t ocmpan'm?s on tmT. i "Phe Gay p ,;i",Or" is the pie,o pmduc.d, %nd n this Mr Bob A Hand ale and the mirth-making Ftrank Dunlop take the Leading parts. The piece is admirably staged, and the programme is drawing targe crowds. Next Monday, Mr Hysiop, the popular manager, tabes his "becefit," when dar- ing the evening there will be about 30 artistes on the stage. At the Town Ilall "A Pair of Spectacles" and "The Dairymaids" have interested large audi- ences. Mr Arthur Hare, acting in the former piece, made the announcement that he made his first appearance on the stage in Rhyd 15 years ago, and that this visit to the town was the first since. He felt that he was corning back to old friends, and thanked them for tho support he had received, adding that he hoped shortly again to renew their acquaintance. In the Amphi-theft-tre, ou Sunday ey. Senor Gomez gave a very fine oonoert, and during the week a clever company gave "OM Virginia." This place of amusement cis gradu- ally regaining its popularity, and mith the conmaiiies that have been booked it shouiu be weif supported At the Central Hall, Mr Cheetham continues his unbrclHID popularity with an exoeeent pic- tua-e entertainment. At the Marine Lake the water dhute is run- ning ill fine style, and the side shows are also doing well. The picture .prog.ra.mme for the week is again well to the front, and the quality is of the best. As regards "The Mizuahs," the programme could bo much improved. Mr and Mrs Victor Andre are appearing in t root, and the lady has given some very marvellous answers to questions put to her. At the batba in Sussex-street the attendance during the week has been very laarge, and to- night the Rhyl Swimming Club hold their an- nual gala. _——
ABERGELE AND DISTRICT ANTIQUARIAN ASSOCIA- TION. INVITAT!ON TO THE CAMBRIAN ARCHAEOLOGISTS. At the adjourned annual meeting of the above Association, recently held, it was "unanimously resolved to invite the Cimbrian Archaeological Association to hold its annual meetings at Abergele in the summer of 1911. It will be remembered that the Association presented a similar invitation at the Arch- aeologists' meeting held at Monmouth in 1908, but the application failed, Chester be- ing selected by-a. majority of votes. The present invitation was conveyed on Friday last to the Rev. Canon Trevor Owen and the Rev. Charles Chidlow, the general secretaries of the Association, and in support of it the officers point out that the Abergele Society is in the sixth year of its existence, and that the neighbourhood of its operations is rich in places of historical and antiquarian interest, of which the following are men- tioned —The pre-historic camp on Pen-v- Corddyn Mawr, where the Association has conducted a series of excavations under the supervision of Mr Willoughby Gardner; the Roman Camp on Castell Cawr'and the Roman Lead Mines in Ffos y Bleiddiaid; St. Mary's Well and Caves at Cefn; the Castle and Priory at RhuddLan; the remains of a crom- lech at Dinorben; Ffynnon y Gemig in Kin- r mel Park; the hill fort at Pen-y-Parc; the Druidical circles and British Camp on Braich y Ddinas; Mynydd y Gaer at Llan- nefydd; BrynfFanigl, the home of Marchudd I ap Cynan, lord of Abergele, and his famous descendant, Ednyfed Fyehan; the ancient Churches at Abergele, LI an f a i rt alhai am, Llansannan, Llangernyw, Llannefydd (where there is an interesting old cross), and Llan- cilian (with its pre-Reformation communion plate, and near which is the famous Ffynnon Elian); Puffin Island, where Mr Harold Hughes has conducted a fjeries of interesting excavations; Conway, Llanrwst, Denbigh, St. Asaph, and Holywell, all being within easy reach. It is pointed out that £ us the local Association have already visited all these places, the members would 13 in a position to offer an attractive programme of excursions to the members of the Cambrian Association. The committee have already received assurances from the leading county families in the neighbourhood that they will give every assistance to ensure the success of the visit. The people of the town are in entire sympathy with the movement, and the Urban District Council have passed a resolution unanimously endorsing the Association's in- vitation, which is signed on behalf of the committee by the Rev. Canon T. Jones, vicar (chairman); Mr G. T. Evans (treasurer), and Messrs John R. Ellis and W. J. Evans (joint secretaries). LITERATURE. The following works and pamphlets pur- chased by the Association are intended for circulation among the members, who may have them for perusal on application to the secretaries:—"The Fanna of North Wales" (H. E. For-rest-; "Kennrick's Cave," Llan- dudn-0 (Humph,??-e s-- "Castra y 1 (A. Wpm Foulkeg); "I'.e7a Caer Helen,, (Willoughby Gardneri; "Maen Pebyll** (Nant Conwy, .Antiquarian Association);' '"Transactions of the Llandudno Field Club," 190G, 1907, and 1908; and "The Battle of Land and Sea on the Lancashire, Cheshire, and North Wales Coasts" (W, Ash ton). a-
GEIBIONYDD RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL BUILDER REFUSES TO BE "BLED." The monthly meeting of the Council was held at Llanrwst on Tuesday, Mr Hugh Hughes. J-P, presiding. There were also present: Rev. H. Jones (vice-chairman), Rev. Ll. G. Richards Messrs Ll G. Jones, D. G. Jones, and MattheW Roberta, with the G-ork fMr T. Hughes) and th* Surveyor (Mr H. P. Evans). A DOLWYDDELEN APPLICATION. A letter was read from the olerk to the Dol- wyddelen Parish Council intimating that tb* householders adjoining the road leading A berbeinin to Tanybonar had repaired the roadr and suggesting that tho Geiriouydd eounoil should instruct the sua-veyor to examine it wi& the view of the road being taken over by tb» Council. The Rev. J. Ll. Richards pointed out that- the question of taking the road over had bed discussed by the Council on several occasions with the result that it was resolved to look into the matter when the road waa put in A condition to be taken over. He moved that tJjø surveyor be instructed to examine the road, and report to the next meeting. Mr Ll. G. Jones seconded the motion, whicH was carried. SETTLEMENT OF A CLAIM. The Olerk reported having received a COOi for L20 from Messrs Green in settlement of Council's claim against the company. VITAL STATISTICS. The Medical Officer of Health reported that seven births and three deaths had taken p! in the district during the Last month. A TREFRIW BUILDER'S POWER OF ARGUMENT. Mr Price, PJas Gladys, wrote expressing biOl surprise at the action of the Council in refusing to provide a water supply for the bungalows h* proposed erecting at Tarefriw. He formally re-- mewed his application, The Surveyor explained that to connect th* proposed bungalows with the main would 00S» £50. Mr Ll. G. Jones: Perhaps Mr Price will tribut,e towmr4b the cost. IU Surveyor: 'I'ho furthest hom)e he propcoo to erect is 268 yards from the 3n 4 Z413 At di? point Mr Px? wea admitted tO tle room, and m rewy to the C2wzrmo&r? he S'id the bungalows had not yet been built, but t,bØ Council had passed the plans. He coufcl ly get water for building purposes from nel^T> bourn, but he coald not see why he could get it in the ordinary way. Neither 'ad he why he should contribute tow-aa-ds the cost connecting the houses with the main. \Z would not do so unless the Council oould Pr<?jj to hrm that he was liable. Was it usual for tow Council to wait until a houee was built bew^ they connected it with the main? He they would move in the matter at once, as tW? were delaying the building operations. lie built several houses at Trefriw without iencing the trouble he waa now confronted^ wffll He asked the Council the simple question, WE? his application should not be granted ?" The Surveyor, in reply to the Vioo-ChairXP^ £ said the bungalows were 68 yards further the main than Coed Gwydr. A" 3-indh net adequately supply the houses. Mr Prioe: That haa nothing to do with I ask you to bring water from the nearest m3"* to my house3. a-f; The Surv?e-y<>r: If thete is anoug:,h watr Taarallt for yout puri)<)oe, you ought to -pay c-o,nneating lbhe bpangalows witdl it. n, wcum come to about :c8 a house over ;C8 Lis 4d would be Pa?d by the -but as you are gclng to exect nxne on the spot you ought to get your wawr frO the naain in order to secure an aW SUP.Pll- adequ Mr Price: I book upon yout acti<>n as a ci? in -att-emptin-g to hms-trat?e my effort to van4cQ tlie i-nterests (>f Tref-riw ae mc6t -un??. I do not see why I should be n3MO a butt of for the &a of those who tnay buW ndal tio iolo. spat I p?opose to erect the bungalov?. in tw "k for fa.?r-play, and to be dea?t W'Lth same way as *Uaor people have been -d t Iobject to be the pi<>neer t(> d.P d pay f?oT otherr, who ma-v buil4cl near a business man, not a, ..ph otnthropast. 'Mr Prkso tlwjn left the room. ,1. M--ehwds: It is unlair to ,ilo R-,?,v. J. j 1,0 m,-o th-e C,<>un-ci-, <)f fa-voming sdm(3 PEOP ty, ?bers. My pxioo t pTe-ent 0 the ?a-pcnw of <)L requires water for building pwp-m- The Rev. H. Jones: OUT refusal to incur expenditure of £ 50 may prove a greater lose Trefriw. jj-aJ Mr LI. G. Jones: There is no doubt but there will be buikling near the pdaoe chosen Mr Price, and it as inadvisable to plaoo pediments in the way of the de bO t,lie -cli--trict. I rn<)vo th?at, th4a ,Plkation gr?inted, v,,&d M, P.?-- ;620 watda the cost. M,6,01i, n,r ma&ew Roberts seconded tl?,e which was carried. Dl .Air Price, who wLg o&Uedinand tb.o c,<?,ancii's dec?sion, dem=n4ed to ka-'w wiaut grctmds the Coun6?l, asked him t<> oon?rlb"te t<)wai?ds the cost. :,30 in 10. The Chairman: You oontribut4&d B Ivitb towa,r?cL,i cwmecting ooni-e of ?your pTop?ertY th,o watet main m-d the -age gyde-- B37- Mr Prioe: What has that to do witb pre-ent apT,,IicatiKn7 e:rs at penm&ohno ba-VO lllw Clerk: Hoqzse-,own ma,d-o smnilar oantr'but?on&. Th. rant,%ge (yf tbif ''M.r Prico y?c),u tdoh a,(Il lack of Im?owWge, an?d- find-g me cor?n,er, .th the bu-td-??DO- you fli i n k as a Y<)-U ;c 20 to- nie also.. You ask me to con ward,3 the co(A, yet Yaur OurveYOr afe O:ko-. ut,es ago izif<xr? moo that I could houses f?or E16. It is y<)ur duty L w 'V.-o authority to provide nry E a.nd I -demar,? my right without g ing towards the cost. The Survey<)r: I also expl-ai-n-ed thilt U'nleo you &T.(- connected with t& main tbq wlater supply will not be adequate for your bouacp- MT Price That is a matter for thd C°u^ cil. You are making fish of OE3 and of the other. The Chairman We do not want to do thaw Mr Prioe: You are trying anyhow. Chairman If yon wSl retire for a mirrutes we will reconsider your application- Mr Price again left the Toom, Mr M-athow Roberts: In refusig to -,railt ic -10311 Mr Price's -appl' ation we may in the t run have to pay a larger sum than the sur- veyor's estimate of < £ 50, and, further, it TJJIl1 do harm to Trefriw to place obstacles in tfc* way of its progress. Mr D. G. Jones: In illy opinion Mr Pri(v has dealt with us quite fairly, and his I" plication should be granted, and his e»3orvl: to advance the district supported. The Clerk pointed out that the amount posed to spend on the bou»» was not eluded in the estimates. > After some further discussion, on the motion of Mr Ll. G. Jones, seconded by Mr Ma the* Roberts, it was decided to grant th* appl tion.
THE PROPERTY SALE AT COLWYN BAY. IMPORTANT CORRECTIONS. In the report which appeared in cur t,&-4 issue relative to the extensive property stile conducted by Mr F. A. Dew, at the Hotel Metropole, during the previous week, we re- gret that some discrepancies occurred in con- nection with the value of the properties sold, as well as in the names of the buyers. Lot 1 was sold by private treaty, jaior to the sale, to the tenants,-M-ewm Evan Ed- wards Roberts and Thomas Owen Robert^ but the price was not disclosed at the sale. The second lot—a freehold shop witl dwelling-house, situated in Con way-roads Colwyn Bay, and at present in the occupa- tion of Messrs Nelson's,.Ltd., butchers,-wa& sold to Mr John Homan, Colwyn Bay, for £ 2800, and not .£1800 as reported. The freehold plot of land, nearly opposite the Ship Hotel, Old Colwyn, was knocked down to Mr J. M. Porter, at 27e 6d per yard; while Lot 9, a freehold building site, near Church Walks, Old Colwyn, was purchased by Mr W. P. Conway, at 7s per yard. It should also be stated that Lot 5, a com- mercial site at Rhos-onSea, was not puis chased by Mr Fawcett, as mentioned in the previous report, but by Mr T. O. Berts, F9S& Office, who had commissioned Mr Fawoett to act on his bob-alfl-