MOTOR TRAFFIC INQUIRIES SPEED LIMITS APPLIED FOR IN DEN- BIGILSHIRE AND CARNARVONSHIRE. INTERESTING PROCEEDINGS AT LLYSFAEN, COLWYN BAY AND CONWAY. MOTORISTS IN OPPOSITION. Th9 first of a Ev-ies of public inquiries ft-ilh repaid to xpplieations for speed limits for motor cars in I^kaibiglishiire and Ca.rno.-T- vonshnrc was hold before Mr R. C. Maxwell, on bekalf of the Local Government Board, at the Wesley an Schoolroom, P tm. maiemrhos, Llvsf,c,-i, t(>-day week. The pontic iiiar sccti-ocas of the road. in question in this case were: — (a) The be-nd near Petnyooed for a distamoo of 113 yards; (b) the bend between Pen-caod'bacli and tho quarries for a distance of 76 yards; and (c) the two corners at Peaimaeurh-os and the leng-th of read lying between them, being a total distance of 270 yards. rihe case for the County Council was pre- sont.2d by the d-exk, Mr J. T. Roberts, whilst the 'interests of the motorists were watched by Mr Gilbert D. De-am (representing Royal Automobile Club, and Antonlobi-le Club of North Wales;, and Mr Charles Alsager Ell- good (the Motor Union). Mr Roberts called evad/enoe in favour of tlie application. Mr John Da vies said he thought the Peny- oood band was dangerous, because it was not easy to see approaching vehioles. He bad heard of one man who had been knocked down there. He thought Peatyooedbach wes damigerous because of the nu-mbexs of schood ch-ddi,e,n who passed there. P.C. Williams, who explained that he at- tended at the request of M.r Roberts, and not under the order of his superior offioer, said he did not think motorists paid much at- tention to the si-g-ns put up. Cross-examkred by Mr Eiigood: Motorists eould not ace many yards ahead coming round the Penyooed 00n,d. When asked about the speed pof cars tra- veC&ng past him on the road, the Witness replied, that most motorists slowed down when th-ey saw him in uniform (Laughter). Mr J. W. Rayr.es, The Highlands, LJysfaein, said that No. 1 Road was certainly dangerous "without danger signs. He had offer-ad the Council a portion of his land so as to im- prove the turn, but they had not accepted his offer, as they thought the work too ex- pensive. He thought danger signals were quite enough to prevent accidents. The No. 2 s-cction h0 thought very dangerous, because of the school children. There was also some danger to the traffic coming down fr(m LJys- faen, but there, again-, the usual signals wo,aid be sumcient. At No. 3 it was awkward to eee traffic at the second bend. It was the strangers they had to guard against; the local men knew the roads. Thtwe was a very heavy traffic in the suHuner. Ee thought signs would be better than a spewed limit. Mr A. Davies and Mr Troleaven Jones, members of the Parish Council were next examined. Speaking of No. 3 curve, Mr Da- vies said there had been several complaints made about the danger from motor cars. There were some houses right on the road side, with only a few steps between the doors w And the road. THE MOTORIST'S VIEW. Mr Jelf Petit, chairman of the North Wales Automobile Club, said he did not think there was any nocd for a speed limit. There were no conooaled dangers that he knew of on the road, and he knew of many worse curves. If he suddenly encountered a vehicle or person in any of these places he could pull up his car in time. The society which he represented dent out many large boards of warnin.g, and they would be glad to give one to place on this road if it was wanted. No. 3 section certainly needed more guarding than the others. Mr Francis Nunn corroborated. Dr. Hewitt, Rhos-on-Sea, said he did not consider a speed iimit necessary. He thought triangles at the first two turns and a notice board at No. 3 would be sufficient. Colonel Hughes agreed with Mr Jelf Petit, that triangles and signs would be sufficient for the safety of the public. Dr. Fox (secretary to theNorth W-aks Auto- mobile Club; also expressed the same view. Mr G. D. Dean said that if a speed Mmit ■were needed at every sharp turn, they would be having them every hail-mile. This road was not so dangerous as many other places he knew of. Ihc-re was no concealed danger. The Automobile Club wQs very active in North WaJes in suppressing "road hogs." Why should local motorists suffer because not one per of the strangers who paas &bvs(-d the privileges extended to them. Mr C. A. Elilgood aiso addressed the in- spector, and Mr Roberts replied for the County Council. Mr A. Davies proposed a vote of thanks to Mr Maxwell, which was seconded by MT Jolf Petit, and carried unanimously.
SPEED LIMITS FOR CON- WAY AND DEGANWY. OPPOSITION TO THE PROPOSALS. On Friday Mr W. R. Maskell, an inspector of the Local Government Board held an inquiry in the Guiid Hall, Conway, into the application of 'he County Council for a ten-mile motor speed 9r. aioag a number of streets in Conway, and also ir Deganwy. Mr J. T. Roberts, clerk of the County Council, appeared in support of the application, which was opposed by Mr Dean on fceiialf of the Royal Automobile Club and the North Wale., Automobile Club, and Mr Ellgood behalf of the Motor Union. Among those present were the Mayor (Council- lor llenry JonL-s), Alderman W. M. Sever, Coun- cillors James Porter and J. E. Conway Jones, Rev. J. W. Robcrt.5 (vicar), Dr. Griffiths and Dr. kiuniltort, Deganwy, Dr. Fox (secretary of the North Wales Aufcomobtie Club). Messrs L. W. Jelf Pet; it (chairman of the North Wales Auto- mobile Club), Bradbury. Berthlwyd, W. Hamer, H. Eastwood, Fred J. Jones, and A. Mclntyre, with the Borough Engineer (Mr F. A. Delamottej and the Borough Accountant (Mr Hugh Parry). At the outset it was stated that the gentlemen appearing in -eppssiion could not be present for ji< an hour owing to the railway accident. A discussion ensued in which Mr J. T. Roberts said that upon his honour he would say that the roads scheduled were agreed to in September, 1909, by Mr Dean. Mr Jelf Pet'.t: That is not Mr Dean's view. The usual preliminaries were gone through, d the Inspector adjourned the inquiry. On rc-opening Mr J. T. Roberts said he oon- sidered it his duty to say that in September, 1909 on the occasion of a s'niiiar inquiry at Bet- twsycoed Mr Dean agreed to the roads scheduled. He understood that Mr Dea.n said that he did not pledge the Motor Union on that occasion. He would say distinctly that Mr Dean gave thorn I to understand that tlie arrangement arrived at bound both clubi, because it would be useless to come to terms w.th one club, and be opposed by the oth.r. He traversed the statement of Mr Dean. Jn order to IKLVO the speed limit lj^ppcra- tion last summer the County Council agreed to » short length at Deganwy. Mr Dean replied at length as to what took place at Bettwsycoed, stating that at that time they did not know what the application was, as it had not bjen advertised. They went very I carefully over the roads, and they said that on the Conway vide of the river they would be pre- pared to agree to a limit within the walls, and for a reasonable distance outs, do. There was, | however, considerable doubt about Doganwy. • The whole of the interview on the occasion was ] without prejudice. On behalf of the two clubs 1 he represented, he was prepared to say that he ] withdrew their op;"> >s-tion in regard to all streets i .n the Conway side of the ricr. Not having ] had an opportunity of subimiiing the Deganwy j t roads to his committee, he had to oppose, as he hud r:o instructions. t Mr Ellgood adopted the same attitude on be- 8 half of the Motor Union. in reply to Mr J. 1. Roberts, the Inspector eaid he was not prepared to' hear evidence with j regard to the agreement oome to in 1909. b TRAFFIC ON DEGANWY ROAD. Mr 1'. A. Delamotte wes called and questioned As to the road at Deganwy, which ran right through the village. The road was only about 16 Tout wide, and the traffic upon it was tre- mendous, all vehicular traffic to Llandudno pass- ing along it. Ihc.e WAS a school immediately ? bordering on the road. People were eftlter A splashed in mud or the houses covered wtth dust. and there were numerous complaints as to the f rate motors passed through. In his opinion a ..1 cl limit should be fixed on account oi the I lOng;" ted traffic. Mr W. Hamer, Deganwy, said the traffic WM 0 |rcrcas ng every year, and it prw-, cally got on I one's nerves. It was quite a death trap along II that road in the summer time. An accident took «- place there last year, when a lady was coming irom Ty Mawr-road. I Mr Mclntyre, secretary of tha Town Improve- onent Association at Deganwy, a-ild he thoroughly Ij mpathised with ipotorists, as it was very diffi- cult to judga the speed when in a car. This road jho;i!d undoubtedly bo submitted for a limit, and 1 iv should like to sle it four miles only. < Mr H. Exsttvcod* a Con .ay motorist, isaid ha } d c'k-d Ln (he road about twicfr a day *M- Jive yewrs, anJ he eertainly thougtii there should be speed limit from the entrance to the Deganwy Castle Hotel to the level crossing. It was a very narrow road, and when there was hc^vv traffie on it, such as builders' carts, etc. it was very dangerous. Motorists very often had to hug the footpath to get by. and pedestrians usually got splashed with mud or dust, and they were naturally very annoyed about it. When the children were coming out of school it was nc t at all safe to travel anything like ten miles an hour in the summer, because going in the direc- tion of Llandudno a blank wall hid the school from view. Dr. Hamilton described it as a most danger- cus road. He never went along it without a feeling of nervousness ard. anxiety. The numler of motor ears which went along it was enor- mous in summer, and during the week-ends in winter there were a large number of cars. Mr Bradbury, Berthlwyd, another motoril."t, said he had lived at Deganwy five or six years. He was a member of the Motor Union, and he had come to give quite an unprejudiced evidence. He had toured Great Britain, and he most dis- tinctly stated that this road at Deganwy should have a speed limit Dr. Griffiths, Deganwy, agreed with all the evidence given, and added that the school child- ren mostly played in the road, and he had seen children practically underneath cars, and he had witnessed three cases in which childre i would certainly have been run over but for the fact that the motors were travelling at about four miles per hour only. Councillor J. E. Conway Jones, chairman of the Estate Committee of the Corporation, also gave evidence. This closed the applicant's case. OPPOSITION '1'0 A SPEED LIMIT. In opp>s.t:on, Mr 1.. W. Jelf Pet^it, chairman of the North Wales Automobile Club, appeared in his official capacity, and gave evidence that the spjed limit at Deganwy was not necessary After further evidence the Inspector closed the inquiry, and promised to report to the Local Government Board in due course.
A COLWYN BAY APPLICA- TION. MORE MOTORIST OPPOSITION. INTERESTING EVIDENCE FOR AND AGAINST. Mr Maxwell conducted another public inquiry at Golvvyn Bay on Saturday morning, with refer- ex" 00 an application by the Colwyu Bay Urban District Council through the Denbighshire Coun- cil for :1 ten-mile speed limit over (a) "so much of the main road from Conway to Abergele as extends from its junction with Victoria Park, Colwyn Bay, to its junction with Groes-road" rear th-e Steam Laundry, and (b) l'tj much of the said main road as extends from its junction with Llanelian-road to a point opposite the Ship Hotel at Old Colwyn." There was a representative attendance Messrs David Gamble (chairman). George Bivaii, Hugh Hughos, T. E. Purdy, Ed. Allen, Joseph iheken, Samuel Jcnes, George Clare, with the Deputy Clerk (Mr Jos. H. Roberts), and the Surveyor (Mr Wrr.. Jones, A.M.Inst.C.E.), represented the Cel wyn Bay Urban District Council; Messrs David Lew.6, J. M. Porter, represented the County Council. There were also picsent Col. Sandbach, Mr Jelf Petit (chairman of the North Wales Automobiie Cbb), Major Leadbette. (Chief Constable of Denbighshire), Mr R. B. Adams (county surveyor) and others. In the absence, through indisposition, of Mr James Amphiett (the solicitor-clerk), the case tor the Urban Di.si.rict Council was conducted by Mr James Porter, whilst Messrs Dean and Elgoed appeared for the Royal Automobile Club and the Motor Union respectively. At the outset Mr Dean suggested a oompro- mise between the applicants and the opposition so that tho procccxLngs might be shortened. Mr Porter replied that he had no intention to unduly protract, the proceedings, and added that he saw no hope of nmving at a compromise in that case. Pioceeding, Mr Porter pointed out that the two sections of road -scltedulcd in the application was the most crowded thoroughfares within the urban district, and the application, although formally made by the County Council, was really upon tlie representation at the Urban District Council, who had charge of the government of the district He wished to emphasise the fact that the application had not been hastily con- ceived. It was Hot a matter of a moment'* d' cas.on; it h..d received the anxious and business- like consideration of the local Council. The Council was composed of men who had had a large experience of the traffic in tho district. Along the first section of roadway the tramway ran, and there had been a iargo increase in the n'oûor traffie as well as in the population during recent years. It was because of their knowledge of the circumstances that tho Council made the application. The Council were IN AN UNIQUE POSITION in one way, bccause under thoir own Act of Parliament they had control of the traffic on the Promenade, which v. as their private property, and they had enforced a speed limit along the Promenade, which had proved eminently success- ful, so that they were in a position different from most Councils who applied for speed limit ciders. Mr Porter was proceeding to explain in detail the character of tile road sections when The Inspector interposed with the remark that he had been over both sections that morning. Mr Porter went on to refer to the opposition of the Automobile Club and the Motor Union, and &aid he knew the nature of the position usually taken up by those organisations, but he understood there was another type of opposition to be mot with that morning, which was of a ratlier different character. Mr Dean: There is no private opposition so far as I know. There i. that of the North Wales Automobile Club,^>f course. Mr Porter, continuing, said he was well awaro that the Royal Automobile Ciub and the Motor Union had a considerable amount of authority and experience behind them, and he did not ques- tion for a moment but that their opposition was fair from their own point of view, tor the num- ber of members of the two clubs was very con- siderable, but in this district they had a largo residential population, and a still larger visiting population. The members of the local Council were therefore representing every shade af opin- ion in the district, and were thus far better able to say to the Local Government Board what was right in the interests of the community as a whole than the members of cither or both the two large motor clubs, and the only interest the local authority had in the matter was the per- tcrmance of their duty in ensuring the salety. convenience and comiort of both resident and \isit populations. But there was a little light thrown upon the nature of the other opposition by a letter which appeared in the current issue ot the local newspaper iron! Mr Francis Nunn. Mr Ntinr, wrote ire anticipation of that inquiry, and he (the speaker) did not know whether to call the message a call to arms or not (laughter). Mr Porter then read Mr Nunn's letter from a copy of last week's "Pioneer," and lemarked that the interests of Colwyn Bay must be judged by the considered expression of opinion of A considerable b xly of public men directly repre- senting the community rather than by the view of any one individual In the ordinary way motorists were entitled to go -over the roads ill question at the rate of 20 miles an hour, and the Council asked that that speed be reduced by half. so that ii! ihey asked tor was a total ta-c of six minutes upon the motorists' time in pass- ing through the town. He did not know why tliat should be objected to by motorists; he could not conceive that it would irritate any man who wished to drive carefully, and have some regard for what the local authority believed was the right thing for the safetv of the public. FACTS AND FIGURES. Mr William Jones, A.M.Inst.C.Ee, surveyor 1.0 the Colwyn Bay Urban District Council, the first witness called for the applicants, said the Coun oil's district comprised considerably over 5000 acres, and the normal winter population was 15,000, which was increased by between 25,OCO and 30,000 ir. the summer months He produced plans of the road sections ir. question. That tron. Victoria Park to Llanelian-road, Groes. measured 1 mile 2 turlongs, and the Old Col- wyn section 3 furlongs The Inspector remarked that a man whom lie had seen on the spot that morning told him he had lived there for many years and had never heard the place called Groes before. Mr Wm. Jones replied that the place was really known as Groesfi'ordd. On the south side of the Colwvn Bay section 22 side roads branched into the main road, and 21 on the northerly side. From the Old c.J!wvn section seven side ro*uds branched off on one side, and six on the other. The traffic especially on the Colwyn Bay section was very great indeed in summer bccauso tho road was the main thoroughfare between Chester and Holyhead, thus coping with a very large through traffic in addition I) the town's own heavy traffic. At the Victoria Park end of the Colwyn Bay section there was a school attended by a large number of children, and in addition to the somewliat narrow roadway the danger tu the children and other pedestrians at that spot was increased by the existence of tram traffic, three tramway loops being iixed between the school and the top of Station-road. The average width of the road was from 24 to 28 feet, and the tram track' covered 3ft. lOin. of it with 18 inches cmrg-in on either side cf the metals. At the Station-road end cf the tramway the largest mews in the town was situated, and four-horse coaches started ot from there. There were aiM sheps (n both sides of the road for sonic distance. Then from the top of Station-road to the bottom of Rlnvv-road the width of the road was only about 20ft. in cne part. The Tramway Company had obtained powers to rur, the trams over that section, aLo riaht rhrougii Old CoKvyn, Mid at present the Railway Company's moior 'buses ran over the road regularly to Old Col- wyn. The trams ran ten and fifteen minute ser- vices, and the bu.-es filteen and twenty minute services. From Groes bridge to Groes-road the road was very steep, and there was a very awkward >corner at the top of tha hill, which made it dangerous to traffic. Questioned by Mr Dean, Mr Jones said he did not think it would be desirable to exclude I si 150 yards of tho Old Colwyn section near Albert- road from the scheduled portion, because the road was in places only 17ft. 3in. wide, and motors had run int.) vehicles and even watering vam- (laughter) —on that stretch of the road. The Council had received numerous complaints about the motor traffie. Mr R. B Adams, road surveyor for the west- ern division of Denbighshire, gave corroborative evidence. NO FATALITY MATTER FOR WONDER. Mr Edwaid Allen, chairman of the Highways Committee of the Colwyn Bay Council, and a member of the County Council, said thsat from his considerable experience of the district, he thought it was very accessary to enforce of a tan-mile limit on the road section in questions. The matter had been carefully oonsidered by the Council for a number of years He confirmed what had been already said by the local Council's Surveyor as to the amount of traffic on the road, and dealt specifically with the dantger to school children on the Colwyn Bay section. He 1 pointed out that, in addition to the school al- ready mentioned by Mr Win- Jones, there were an infants' school just off Abergele-road and a higher grade school at the Groes end of the soc tion. Speaking of tho eongi stion of traffic on tho top of Station-road, particularly in summer, Mr AI Jen said it was a wonder that people had not been killed there becausc it frequently happened that a whole row of people had to line up along side a tram-car before they could board the oar in order to dlow a motor ar to pass by. Mr Ellgood cross-examined Mr Allen very b nelly. Replying to the Inspector, Mr Allen stud there were about 150 yaitls of tihe Colwyn Bay seotion, between P wllycrooham-avenue and King's-road, which ran alongside undeveloped land, but, though he agreed that there might not be quite tlie saine amount of danger tbeure as in other parte where hou-jea lined both sides of the thoroughfare, lie was convinced that the limit was desirable over that section also. CHIEF CONSTABLE'S CHANGED VIEWS. Major Leadbettar, Chief Constable of Den- bighstt.re, said he did not think a speed limit was desirable over gieat distances. No one could say whether a oar was gojng nine or eleven miks an hour. In his opiaiion, however, a speed limit should te enforced over those dan- gerous portions of the ix>ad which were situated gerous portions of the road which were situated in the very oi-owded part of the town Mr Porter abkoo Major Leadbettor to read his own report on that question, which was pr.nted on the minutes of title County Council. Major Deadbetter did 3u. In that, report the Qiuei Ooiictable suggested that a speed limit should be enforced twtweon Pcmnaen llill (on the far side of Old Colwyn) a.nd Moohdrc (about a mite beyond the western end ot the Colwyn Bay section now ui question). The report fur- tiior stiated, that an averztgc- of 1150 motor cars pN month passed over that road only counting one oar once a day. The ten niiile Limit was de- sirable ""because it is dangerous." In answer to Mr Portcir, Major lx>adbetter ld there were three years a.nce tie made that report. In the meantime there had benn a groat improvement in the road, and it latter y been his experience that it was better to take action against motorists for driving to the oommoi* danger, because a SI limit was always disputed an court. Mr Porter: Is it not a taut that, when a speed limit in existence in a particular place, it acts as a deterrent to motor oa.rs being driven at an excess.i.e sr>ecdV Major Doadbecter: To good motorists it doas act ais a deterrent.—Furtner questioned, the wltnea said that section of the road at tlie top of Station-road sihould eortaiiijy be scheduled. A -SCHOOLMASTER'» VIEW. Mr J. O. Davies, headmaster of tno Conway- road szh-ools, said them were bij children at- tending the boys and g'iirk>' departments at those sci-OaLi, tlie ohdeken ranging between six and fourteen years of age. iiAj- exits oi the school were direct to the main road, and in the case of the d'epartment oniy a few leet lay bè- tween tho school dieoir and the road, wheieas there were about 20 yards from that oi the boys' department. The witness cited instances of narrow escapes to ehijdiian from motor cars which had oome under his personal observation, and said that on one ooo--&on ho had leapt to oarry cne child from tho way of an appix>aching car, tihe car brushing his coat as it rail by. lie was oertamiy of opinion that the speed limit was neoteasary. In reply to Mr Ellgood, the witness said ihero had bean no aec.-djent since the trams had been running, "but that has been more through luck than by good management. "REALLY MARVELLOUS. Mr T. E. Purdy, a member of the Colwyn Bay Cour.cil, who lives along the m-p-in road not tar away trom the t'onway-road suhools, said "the narrow eyoape« 1 have witnessed since 1 have been living mere are really marvellous, not to exaggerate. C-irs traveikd much too have been living mere are really marvellous, not to cxa-ggerate. C-irs traveikd much too qui-ckty over that part of the road." In answer to Mr Dean, wiUaecs said he had co in planned' to the poÜvo and the COUlKJil about it, and it was -largely at his instig'atioai that the Council had taken taie matter up. Looal motor- ists ware not complained oi; tT;.e d;an.ger caiiio from the scorchers who were pat».ng through the piiaoe unacquainted with the town. Mr Porter: Ajwi the part of tihe road you spoak of is that part along which there is this undeveloped tarud to which has teen refertcd Mr Pnrdy: Tnat is so. Mr Buekk-y, dental surgeon, C-onway- road, who gave corroborative evioc.iLcc, related a narrow ct.eapo which had ooaurred to a school- boy near his residence who waa kicking a ball in the sweat. Mr Benjamin. Iloyles, Victoria House, Conway road, spoke oi a olIloOWr wrnasii wnich he witnessed noa-r fcne Brompton-avenue junction. Proiwinade Inspector Suiitui said that before the Council enforced a speoo lkmt on the Pio- naenade-raad there weie conUnuul complaints from residents aa.d vistoia, but since the order had been in force there had been none. lie had repeatedly "pudicd up" motor cars at tJ top oi >->tauon-r:jao, beoau^e they were travelling too quickly. Air I't,.oribjc, Jones, grcoor, etc., Abergele-road, and Mr Pobcrt Jonc^s, grocer, Did Colwyn, gave adoaijonai e vj<Jjnee. ° THE OPPOSITION. Mr Dean, in owning the ease for the opposi- tson, argued that, chit* whole- ground-work of tJlie •appj-oation was wrong. Mr Porter assumod tiKuit boaauso tihe local people tiiouigiht there shouki 00 a limit llJ60 footo a limit must tie. W hen t.iat Act was or.giaai^y brought before Parliament, it was siugg-ustoci that trie looal autllKJrity should have tne power to make its own limits, aaid they had t-liat oiay an example snow- ing wisuiom of the opposition raised by motorist* to that particular o^auso oi the Act. Mr Porter had oontendijd that in the interests and for the oonvcinenoe audi comfort ot tne tn- habitants of the place there should he a limit, but the only coasidieration wuien the Local" Government lioard hacf be:ore tnern in deci-ding tnac question wa., tho safety of the public. And so tar as that pnaae of the quastxin went, he nrufet say tnat ot all the applications he had -or iiau1 to doal with the evidence given by one ot the witnesses wtlno had spoken ot the eueajie of a boy who was piayuig football on the street was t,. b,6t. It was a ooiioaal piece of j impudence to*suggest that a sp::ed limit should te imposed because the authont.ee ailowea1 boya to wotba.11 in the yjreets, because under tne 1 Highways Act any i>orean playing football in suo.1 a way vvaa Lab-.o to a penalty of 4U.-> and í6 (laugntcr). He arguied that there was nOMung in the evidence showing that Colwyn Bay Vr6 diiterent to any other Lnhab.ted area t,h r",h which a main road ran. It was an ex- ploded theory to suggest that if theie was a achooi along lha road tilcne muei; necessarily be a speed limit; the proper p~oleet:on for the ohiKimn would bo notices warning motorists of the exste-rtoe of th3 sc.ho.o-1, *nd the County Council or the education authorities anould pro- vide such nottt-es. NOT a i iiil NECESSARY. Mr Jetl PeLt, J.P., said ho was a member of the btar.di.ng Joint Committee, 8Illdl Chairman of rr the Automooi.e Club of North Wales "s ohair- man of LI"c Automobile Ciuli his view and that of tbs c;'uo-> Ww tina-t Qw speed limit applied for war, at all necessary. T'horo were. some app.ieatjons which the Club had not cmposed and there wore oUW which the Ciub had gap- [jorted. IvoUfghlry sjvsaking, with the exocpton of that piece of the road Jying betw»een Riiivv- road and Hawariicn-road tiierc was no danger at all in tne public in driving at a speed wd'hin the legal lim und-ir ordinary conditions of traffic. The jeeal pohce have never suggested to him tliat there shouki be a sjKV-<1 limit. He thought the safety of tire SCUKVOI tihildren would be much better safeguarded by signft warning motorists of tho existence of the selicols. A ten-mile ej>ee-d limit was abolutei-y unfitted for that purpose, because a speed of even two miles an hour might be dangerous at, biiM. Ho had pulled up his own car booaur^ a cfhild out of sheer play lay dloivn in the middle of the road. Ihere were no peculiar oociditior.s about Colwyn Bay as distinct from other urban districts; it was a very easy picce to drive through. 11 he were poiico always cm point duty at the top of Station-road, who preserved the safety of the imbiic better than emy swed limit oould do. Mr Portc-r (e r ex am jaii eg;: Suppcslng there is a ten-mile hmit at any plaoo you go to, aa a visitor, wlhat is its effect upon yxxir sjx>ed? Mr Petit: It would not malio a very. great differen.De to me [xjrsionally, because while going through traffic I should naturally slow down con- siderably below ten rnilea aai hour. At Uan- rwst, where I go every day, I never travel more tfhan four mites an hour. ( Mr Porter: Pot,t supposing you were in a strange district the eilect would be that you would -low down to ten miles ? Mr Petit: Naturally, or I might be dropped on (J.a.aghter). And you would continue at that speed until you got to the sign at the other end of tlie \.i.mi,t ? -Tha.t is so. Further questioned. Mr Petit said he thought there wa-4 a dangar frour a superfluity of limit notices, becaMi-so motorists might conclude that there was a oerbxin amount of gttuid-motherly legislation prevailing in a district, and they would, therefore, be tempted to ignore the notices. < THE MORNING'S EXPERIENCE. Col. Sandba-eih, J.P.. ohairmata of the Llanrwst Bench, sad he knew tho sohoduied length of road pretty well. Leaving out of th9 feotion between Hawarden-road and Rliiw-road, he did not think a ten-mile limit was anywhere nxceesxy on the road. He drove through Colwyn Bay that morning at considerably ovar ten miksa an hour, and he oertalady 4.<i not drive at a speed which was dangerous to the safety of the public. Croas-exaininod by Mr Porter: lie was not very fa.miliar with the road; lie drove over it 30 cr 30, or possibly more times a year. lie be-Hoved that in summer the traffic was oerta.n- ly congested at the spot he had referred to. s'noce the advent of the trams inotorrists drove mone carefully over the road. Mr Porter: A motor woukl not have much chance in a oharge against a tram. Col. Sandbaich I suppose not (laughter).—Wit- now added that with re,garo to that part bordered by undeveloped land, he would not impose a limit until the land was built upon. When he saw a ten-mikj limit signal he pulled up to that i, and kept within it until he came to the i.t signal. Dr. Fox, Bettwsycood, said that with the ex- oepion of that part of trie road between Hawar- den and Rhåw xoads there was nothiag peculiar a.bout the main thoroughfare through Colwyn Bay, caiting for a ten-rniiie limit. By Mr Porter: You must keep within the ten- illit3 limit whtui the signals are up, certainly. Mr Ellgood and Mr Porter having addressed the Inspector, the inquiry cloeod with a vote of thanks to the Inspector, proposed by Colonel Sandbaoh. 1
CONWAY RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. ROEWEN WATER SUPPLY. ROAD SURVEYORS SALARY. Mr Hugh Owen (chairman) presided over the monthly meeting of this Council on Friday. The other metmbens present were Messrs J. W. Rayries, Rogers Jones, Ed. Williams, W. F. Jofrhaa, Owen Wil'Uasns, Richard Jones, Hugh Davies, T. WilLams, E. J. Evans, with the C/lerk (Mr T. E. Parry), and the Surveyors (Mot>srs Levi Jcdm ard John Davies). PENMAENRIIOS FOOTPATHS. A Letter was read fronn the Office of Woods as foLovvs:—"lteiiorring- to your letter of the 11th ulL. and previous correspondence, I am directed by Sir Stafford Howard to state thai he has again considered this question, and can see no U03 in any further discussion, as he has heard ail thero is to be said, and bag. visited the place several times. Sir Stafford will, therefore, ad- here to the course iindx-aud in the lot tar from his office dated) tbe loih September last unless The hears wiilhji a nion-tli that the proposals he has. mado are accepted in then entirety by all the Councils concerned. It was resolved that the two miearibcrs for Ijlyafaen approach the owner of the plot of land by the gate leading to the shore respecting its purabaso. Mr Wm. Reece, Rock Cot, wrote com- plain ia>g of the unsafe condition of a footpath leading from the Couniccl's road to his house, th3 lcttetr being referred to committee, I DOLGARROG BRIDGE PATH. Attention was drawn to the fact that the Atl'uininiu.m Corporation had formed a lect across too Bridie Path, Doligarrog, and it was decided that an appointment be made with the Alumin- iurn Gorpotrat-oJi to mrot Measrg Ricliard Jones and E. J. Evarss, together witJ.1. the Chairman of the Parish Council. RAT POISON SUPPLIED FREE. The Local Government Board wrote urging that stops be takcin with a view to checking tÙk, rat plagxia, and stating that poison could be sujjplied by the Council to endeavour to do away .ta thean. The CkvuneiJ: decided to purchase, a supply for free distribution amongst applicants. PLANS. Plans for the following were provisionally ap- prov,c,d:- Cottage, Ponrhyn Bay, for Mr T. Forshaw, and blacksmith's shop at Dolgarrog for the Aluminium Corporation. A FAVOUR -ABLE REPORT. The Road Surveyor r3.-xjrt.0d that II. Wil- l.ams, driver of the Council's steam, road roiter,, 'had given every satisfaction since his appoint- ment, and that when tho annual inspection of the engine was madie f19cocontiy the inspector pre- sented a very favourable report stating that the engine was of good quality, and that the driver took a g re ait interest in it. ROAD SURVEYOR'S SALARY. Mr John Davies, the road surveyor, wrote- applying for an increase of saiary. He stated tnat he had been in the Council's employ for six years, starting at a salary of £ 70 per annum, that amount being increased by JS10 three ycaM ago. Ho reminded the Council, however, that his expenses oaane to 5s per week, and his work and respoasibilitieis had iaioreused considerably of late. Mr Raynes said he thought Mr Davies was entitled to ami incroase in his salary. He wes a ry gcocil man and attended well to h: duties. He projXteed that he be allowed 5-3 more per week, which would oovor his expenses. Mr Ed. WiiHiajYM suggested that the letter be referred to the Finance Committee for con- sideration. Mr Raynes agreed to this, and 30 did the Council. ROEWEN WATER SUPPLY. The oonamittce appointed to inspect the Roe- wen. watctr supply reported I the var- ious sources ot su.rvply in tne village, but thought the Pistyll uwyn supply was the best they considered it was not within reasonable distance, es £ >ec.aJiy of the community at the bot- tom end of the village. The Sanitary Inspector was instructed to ascertain what the volume coming' from the weJl was in summer, and they fieooniiinended; that if the Inspector was satisfied on. that score, he had a pipe. laid from the exist- ing astern at Pistyll Gwyn down to the village, a.nd anotilier storage cistern erected in the vil- la,a if neoossary with a spring tap fixed on to supply the village. cevoral speakers pointed out that it was dc- ferable to consult tne County Education Com- mittee with respecting to initiating a joint solieme to supply both the village and the schools. Council resolved on the committee's ro- oamariendation that, the offer of Mrs Holland of Geil, to erect a staa-id pipa near tho church at Liaiibodr, be accet>tiod with thanks.
RAILWAY ACCIDENT AT LLANDUDNO JUNCTION. BROKEN DOWN VAN DRAGGED THROUGH OONWAY TUBULAR BRIDGE. A serious accident occurred at Llandudno Junction to the Grcencae boail express about 12 e<v_>ck on Thursday ntight. Th^ train, which is the fastest of tihe day, left Chester at 10.58 p.m. and was due at Holyhead at 12.40. As it passed the Llandudno Junction, signal-box, the signal- ma.n noticed that something was wrong with the lust coach, which was a brake van, but before ha had tiane to oanmrounlcate with t.te Conway signal-box the train had passed through the station. It, however, was brought to a stand- sfcii by Yvaen l-nx«in(g th.rciugn tlie severance oj (.he vacuum tube. It appoars tluiii as the express was approaching Number 1 Signal-box at the Junction the axle of the rear ooadh broke in the ocaitre, and as there w.á6 a fish van between the damaged vehicle and the guard's van neither the guard nor the ongine-drLver were aware of the aooi- diant, and consequently the train went on at iull speed. When passing the- IJiandudno Cr, one of the wheeJs of the carriage fell off and the damaged van was dragged on three wheels through the Conway Tubular Bridge. The van swayed violently from one side to the other until it caused1 the vadium tubi tQ snap off and this brought the train to a stop. (Jonsid<erabio damage was done to the perma- ncni. way, close upon four hundred rail chairs having been broken and scattered in all direc- tions An army of nearly one hundred platelayers, under the direction of Inspector Ilulsie, were quickly on the aoone, and &at to work to repair the rails. For the be-Rt part of Friday irborni.D" the train service was run on single lines, causing consider- a-be delay to the traffic. By 11 o'clock on Friday morning all the lines were working.
NO CHANGE FOR 3 YEARS. RHYL INCIDENT. For yesare the Rhyl opinion repeated Jie-ne has reiEci' «ed unchanged. Indeed, a throe years' test has served but to r-endr it more fuLl of eT-.couxagoT-nm-t tharn evcir. Over :3 years after teALing" of tho cure or hor ba-ckache and kidmey trouble by Doan'« backache kidney piuls, Mrs J. Jones, of 20, Queen's Court, Qrjoan's-ift.reet, lilivl, said "I have stl the fullest confidetn.oe in Doan's pills. Whenever I get a sigpn of the o-l trouble I fmd a. few doses of the pills soon put me right." When first speaking about heir experience, Mrs Jones said: For four yea-re or eo I ftuffrmxl a great deal with kidney trouble; I had severe pains in the small of my back, and at times my back fdlt like br-ca-king. W-eal I stooped I had to take hold of something" to hctip yourself up Again. "I tried different .remedies, but they ntnde me no hettor, and th-en I started with Dean's backache kidney pris, which did me so nruch good that I continued with them. A course of "theee piHs quite cored me, I am glad to say." If you neglect your kidneys they will gradual y Ice,- their power of purifying the blood, and ^you will be in danger of dropsy, rheumatism, sciatica, lumbago, stone, gravel, OT iaifi-amniatiioai of tlid kidneys and bladder. Doan's backache kidney pik's act on the kidneys only, cleansing and gently healing- them, and when the kiidneye axe welS they witU h'Cc p all the othea- organs back to hoa^th. Doan's backache kidasey piils are two shillings and ninepeinoe -per box, or six boxes for thirteen shillings cund ninepenee. Of aJl cheonists amd stores, orpost free direct the Foster-MeCleU'en Co., 8, Wells-stxeeti Oxford-street, London, W. Be sure yon g** the same kind of ppms as Mrs Jones lizo(L .1
CONWAY BOARD OF GUARDIANS. NATIONAL MEMORIAL SCHEME CORDIALLY SUPPORTED. BATHS AND MORE WORK FOR TRAMPS. Mr Wm. Williams (chairman) presided over the monthly meeting of this Board on Friday. There were also in attendance Mrs Barrow Wil- liams, Mrs B. C. Jones, Miss Champneys, Rov. John Redmond, Messrs Hugh Owen, J. W. Raynos, Rogers Jones, David Jones, T. Williams, Ed: Williams, Ed. Jones, J. T. Taylor, John Williams (Conway), J. Dowell, W. Wilkinson, 0. W. Roberts, W. F. Jones, Thomas Roberts, Richard Jones, Owen Williajns, with the clerk (Mr T. E. Parry), the assistint clerk (Mr J. W. Post), and ether officials. A MEMBER'S INDISPOSITION. At the outset the Chairman referred in foal- ing terms to the serious illness of Mr A. J. Oldman, one of the members for Llanrhos, who lie said was still in a very weak state. He moved a vote of sympathy with Mr Oldman, and ex- pressed a hope that he would speedily recover. The motion was unanimously agreed to. NATIONAL MEMORIAL: UNANIMOUSLY SUPPORTED. The Chairman reported that acting on behalf of the Board, he had attended the con'fercnco held recently at Denbigh with regard to tho rational memorial to King Edward VII., being held recently at Denbigh with regard to tho rational memorial to King Edward YTI., being iiccompanied by Mr Wm. Davies and Mr Rogera Jones (who represented the Gian Conway Pariah Council). He was glad to say that the meeting proved an excellent one, and he for one was con siderably better versed after it than he was be- fere he went there respecting the extent and causa of consumption. He had also been to a similar meeting at Carnarvon, where Mr Hugh Owen also attended on behalf of the Conway Rural District Council. There again the scheme was well explained by its advocates Subsequently lie attended a committoc meeting at Chester, where it had been resolved to ask all urban and rural district councils and other bodies to take steps, at as early a date as possible, to promote public meetings with the object of furthering the movement in every part of the country. It was suggested that lecturers and speakers be invited to explain the object of the scheme at the meetings; that local hon. sec- retaries and collectors be appointed to co-operate with the General Executive Committee. Out of the whole sum of E300,000 proposed to complete the scheme over cne half had been already col- lected or promised, no less than £ 40,000 being at present out on interest, so that it would be soen the work was really well in hand (hear, hear). He was in full sympathy with the move- ment feeling oonviDced it would prove a boon and a blessing to Wales (hear, hear). He therefore moved: "That this Board heartily approves the proposal to raise a memorial to the late King inward V n., and that such a memorial shall take the form of a movement to stamp out and prevent as far as possible the damage caused by consumption in Wales and Monmouthshire, and undertake to give it our strongest support" (hear, hear). He hc-ped the Board would give it their unanimous support. It was reported that Car- narvonshire and one of the South Wales coun- ties were the blackest spots in the Principality with respect to consumption, and they should therefore do all they could to forward the scheme. One noteworthy feature of the undertaking that all the work, secretarial, collecting, etc. was voluntarily rendered so that there was no great expense in connection with its initiation. He understood that Colwyn Bay had already taken up the matter in Denbighshire, and ho wished their efforts every sucoess (hear, hear). Mr Wm. Davies (Colwyn Bay) seconded, and said that was one of the most important public movements ev'er brought before the Welsh people, and he felt certain it would prove of very great advantage particularly to the poorer section of the community. The primary object was to edu- cate the people, and it was a great satisfaction to know that there was no danger of wasting the money oollected upon unnecessarily large or ornate buildings (hear, hear). It was a memor- ial after their tate King's heart, and, though he did not possess much money to swell the fund, he promised to do all in his power in the way of personal service to help forward the scheme (hoar, hear). It was, if ever there was one, a movement d&e,rvin,g the cordial support of eberv Christian (a.ppplaiuse). lie was glad to way tfhjht on tpue piwioue dtoy tijhey ihad' de- at Oolwyn Bay tiiat tlie ohauirman of the Urban District Coiuinciil should convene a public moetirag can tlie matter at otnee. NOT SO BAD AS PAINTED. Mr Rogers Jones, in supporting the motion, satd he COILd. net altogether support ail that was saxi fft oonmection with the movement more especially with reference to the position heud by iNoith Waes an re-gwd to the large poroeiIle Oil deaths from tiuDorouiik^ea;. They were told, 'that Carnarvonshire was one of tihe hlacskest spots on miap icti that i)wpect. They rhouid take in Consideraitian the faot -114t Wrules was the grouia of tuberculosis pallet from Enig.'aiid and other par's of the Kingdom (.tjetar, hoar). They were sent to Waies btcaure at was a kiaaiih-y country. They took hoi^es, and aiter becoming resicients they were regis- tetne/d alter their ciieath against Walaa on tho tulberoiiloiis chart (hear, hear). There were in tlaeiir own immediate neighbourhood large sana- toria inotituted for the bcasetit Off iiirngiirfh patients ftum tlie Miditmis MlId elsewhere—at Liaiitatirf eah.an. Dwy.gyf ylchi, two or tihpse iKWiiid the LI'andutdiiK> Junction and Lfamduidao duafcricts—and the deaths that took place in theim wore registered micro altoi tihsun lt agafinst \Vax\j wibC'ii as a matter uf fact tlhey were not Welsh cases at all. It was mut a good advw tiseiment for Nbrth Wales to have the figures on that quejtkwi so frctoly circulated as tfciey had been of late. The Railway Company and various advertising assoojatian-j were spend- ing UiiouGudb ici poamcts in booming the daims of North Wales as a health resort, aamd he thought much of the bcsbehcuai work acoom- piiabe-d in tinat way would prove frutdieus if too •much fus were niadso about the extern, of the oc-nsumption ra-vages in this part of tlie coun- try. Nevertheless ho was quite in sympathy Wiiuli the memorial scihetLOte. and so far as he was able wctuid help it. along (hear, hear). Mr O. W. Roberto, who "airon^ly smpparted" the njovemerrt, with Ma- ttcgexi Jones that it was untiesirAbi'C to pubfcsh too freeiy a, alarmist leports aboirt thaii, u1&l1ter. M-r Hirgi.T. Owcrn and Mr J. W. Raynes also supported, the latter remarking- th&t he did not a«4cjgeither agroe with what had been said by Mir Rogers Jones, beoauao North Walets was far from unmwje from that dread disease even tllaough impccKod oases were altogetiier ectchsded (heai", hoar). in the minang and cfuairrying dirjifL6 they lourid k on/y too provakamt aino»gt>t tJl!e working oiiaseej. He believed that that fact was very largely due to the habiis of the people. ]\'iein wont to work, got wet, went home, chamgcd into dry cloths, but retsuancd work -on the folkrwing day agaurt in tlieir wet working c:iothes (hear, boar). The cJoioB VtTuoli foil owed that practice naturu.lil-y led to oon;ump- tion. Then again peopiie nicsvor cpef.A d illwu- wirsdows and gave an K-ppurturrky for tihe ingress of heaii'ny fresh air. He believed the statistics for tlie visitors at the homes referred to by Mr Rogers Jones were kept apart. It should be particularly emphasised that the new sc^ieine was far tfue Ak)Tking class people who could not beip tlncwisolves. The housing qnnes- tion .a-d., of course, a groaft deiai to de, with the oxietiTiig daie of thintgs, and the denser the better the lbouact3 of the working people were PAIT ir.to swlitatry ha.b:>\¡:Lh1ø oandkrioai (a<pp'ia.urw). He meant tb give ell the help he possaby couidl in his own paridh 60 furthac" the scheme (UIY- pkvuse). The motion was cordiially and uuanlmoudy agreed to. PORTER'S BADGE. On the. motion of Mr Edward Williams, it was reaoivod to fUi-niah the porter with a suitable badge indliosfc'ng h;s poer.ticm. SOLUTION OF THE TRAMP PROBLEM. A special oGmimitfiee,, who 'had ba;ci dlepiuted to prepa re a report upon the be it metliod! otf dealsiag with tlie tram-p pwblern having speedy, 1 regard for the powers of the "rd under the C)asu,.t.1 OrdeT of 1862. Tne cammi'j'jee now presented th-a following suggestions, all of wliioh wero approved almost with.ou't commit, the O(mmilt.tee beiiag aeked to coi tider tlie beos mciina of carrying out }'3<CO;mncúld'ltioIW:- (1) Baths: That siuffknent bathing faciHtrjes br» provided in accordance with Article 6 of the Order. (2) Discharge: That, the Board catrry cast Ar'fcic^'e 9, viz., to dtetein. oa^uals (uffliU'il 9 a m. of the seoond. tia-, folio wing adnixttance. and ÙJcÆiG adir^ki^.ed on more than one occasion dnrrhig o- month aha-B net- b3 entitled to dis- charge before, 9 a.m. an the fourth day after admittance (Sunday not. iivifuded). (3) That the foregoing regulations not apply to tho gorKuiiM w^>rk-seeker, ar>d thai the master uses his own discretion as to who are such. Thot this shall oome wllhin the liiisariir.ig of the 'special circumstances' as mer>t £ oned in Article 9 (2) of the Order. (4) Teak of Work That the ta-^c of work be the full amcamt provided ifn the Order, viz., onto night, 4 cwls.; m-cro than one night, 13 ewts. per <My. (5) That it be. dizs^r- •able t.r-ut separa-tia oefie or co^tp&fi'tinen'te be pro- j vaded for sioarriavs." 'II OUT-RELIED ADMINISTRATION. The clerk's repanl on the Local Go-veromn.erut Board's caroulan" "letter with respect to tihe adL ministration of orrt-relief and too aynoLusxira d. tihpi relief oomm. the full text of wlkiclh has baem already pubttshed in the; ooJuarsrai, wc-re egain submitted, and wi:h one or two ameaiKF mants of an unranporbamit character the va,-iom zecojrpmetfdaftiorffi were agreed to.
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t!M CONWAY PETTY SESSIONS. A RAILWAY PASSENGER'S OFFENCE. Col. tihe Hon. H. Lloyd Mostyn presided over this court on Mooday. The other justices pre- sent were Dr. Lkaltcm, Dr. R. Arthur Priohard, Mr Ephraim Wood, Mr Axley Wells, Mr fliigh Owen, Mr Henry Jones (Mayor of Oanway), Mr Owen Rowland, Mr Hugill Owen, Mr J. Ltowoll, Dr. J. R. Williams, with the Clerk (Mr James Porter). LICENSING. The full transfer of the lioonoe of too Fairy Grlen Hotel, Dwygyfylohi, was granted to G. Wocxiyatt firom Jan« Parry; that of the Graaid from M,r Skilbe -k to Mr Kemp, and that cf tibo Albert llotol, Lkuadudito, from D. G. Roberts to A. A. Kerridge. Mr (;hxuribcr|.a.in (Meesrs Chain bo rl am and Johnson, Lla-mxtudiio), OIl bohalf of tne official i-ejoav-ar in bankruptcy, applied for tiic tonipo- rary transfer of the licenoe of the King's Hoad, LiaJiidudinio, from W. Beauniont to H. Cotton, and tibia was granted. On. the application of Mr Hallmark (Messrs Hendisreon and liallynark, Llaxnchidito), all eK- tension of fckne to 12 p.m. was granted the licenoD6 of the Imperial Hotel, Llandudno, on too 20th inst., an the occasion of tho ann-und darner of the Llamiudno Guiardiian Society. "WORRYING OVER FORM IV." Jaimes llhes, Llys Caraxioc, Conway, who was oharg-cd with d-nwikeniness, caused Irruch laughter when be pleaded; guilty, say it was all "because of worrying' over Form IV." A fins of 13 and costs was imposed, Mr Ow-an Rowland remarking "I hope you won't have any more Form IVa." Defendant: I am very sorry for it. It was my fault. ——^ Elloo. Edwards, Glany,rafon, Gyffin, vaio plead- ed guilty to a siinikir offence, was aJso tined 18 and oosts. Griffith Roberts, Pool Lane, Conway, WM ioed 5a and costs for being drunk and diaoryierly, the Deputy Chief Constable stating that too dofon- dant had given the police a great deal of trouble. SMOKING CHIMNEY. James Fiannery, Conway, was fined Is and ooets for allowing his chimney to be on fire. FREE RAILWAY RUN TO THE JUNCTION John Williams, Penybont, Llandudno Junction, who was charged with travelling on the railway without a ticket between Holyweiil and Iiaa- dudno Junction, said be was "not guilty -of not paying- my fare. I foumd I had not booked which I was under the impression [ had okme." Mr Alrlloaok (for the London an-d North- Wastern Railway Ccmpaaiy) explaimxl that on October 4th, tihe defendant anrived at Liaiid-udno J-unotion on the 8.40 train from Ci.oster. Ho proceeded to tine barri-ar at the Junction auJ wailked to-rough without giving up his ticket. Tiie ticket coi.ector "-id him ior his ticket and he said he had apparsantuy lost it as lie had t&kca a thirdelaas single at Holywell for the Junoijoi* and ni-uist liave jjext it on td-c bo^krag oifioo win- dow ledge, 'Jibe coilaotor askad him to pay IL13 fane arid isajd ifce would Itave the nKaioy roiundixi if the ticket was discovered. Defendant refused to do this amd weciit away. Inquirh's were mado Ðhowin: thai no singlo thjrd-cljisa ticiict ha4 A-Auen issued from Holy well to Llandu-uno Juaotioo, tibat day, ror for two or throe days, sua a matUw of faot. A. L. I-lughes, formerly employed by tibt company 9-t l^i.^T.-aud no Junction, g<iv<> evidenoi. baanng out Air Anac-k 's. stateuieat, and aaitl dei'eridan.t was da-unk. l>ai"offiidant t.tl.;d. he wag3 very drunk, a-nd it was bceausso he was muddied with drunk that 1.0 tba m.sbsJce. Fin-ad 10s audi oostfi.