JOHN HOMAN'S Stock-Taking Sale TO COMMENCE ON TUESDAY. JANUARY 5th, 1904. THE STOCK CONSISTS OF ALL KINDS OF Fancy Canvases & White Linen Hemstitched Goods, Traced and Finished, suitable for Bazaars, &c., # AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES. TRAY, DUCHESSE and CUSHION COVERS, TEA CLOTHS, SETS OF MATS, PIANO TOPS, D'OYLEYS, SIDEBOARD CLOTHS, TABLE CENTRES, &c., &c., Absolutely must be cleared to make room for New Spring Goods. A Quantity of ODD PIECES to be sold at 6d, 9d and Is. Also a few lbs of Rug, Petticoat, Berlin and Shawl WOOLS, slightly faded, .it half-price. 8go-L T E JOIIN wl'IFOMAN, E,H T, Cj'ul LWYN lv'j"AY EN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. GAS AND OIL ENGINES, TURBINES, -D'coso ELECTRIC LIGHTING, TELEPHONES, BELLS. rlr Cie, I"el)(t;"s P)-O???pt7y attended to. iN'S jtA or UC luo 0,31D?ko VaavkD Late Chiej' Electriciaqi oit Ilti?)is to the Islington Borough Council. h_ SPROSTON & CO., FISH MERCHANTS AND POULTERERS, Nelson House, Abergele Road, COLWYN BAY. S900 North Wales Cycle, Motor & Sports Co., ABERGELE ROAD, COLWYN BAY. HOCKEY ) FOOTBALL V GYMNASIA] DOZENS OF HO KEY STICKS TO SELECT FROM. MATCH-SIZE FOOTBALLS from 5/3. Special Terms to Schools and Clubs. DON'T MISS THIS- We have over 50 Secondhand BICYCLES and MAIL CARTS to clear, to be SOLD CHEAP. Now is your opportunity. CYCLE ACCESSORIES IN ABUNDANCE. Plated OIL LAMPS from 2/- 11 ACETYLENE LAMPS N 5/41 BELLS from Sid. 1/- Size OUTFITS, Special Line, 8a. Enamels, Toe Clips, Inner Tubes, Oils, Oilers, PLimp4, Capes, etc., etc., at equally low prices. SANDOW'S DEVELOPERS, 12/6. We have always on hand a good variety of Singer, Swift, Raleigh, N. Hudson, Rudge- Whitworth, and Royal Cambrian Machines at prices ranging from £6 17s. 6d., for Cash or Instalments. REPAIRS, ENAMELLING & PLATING At Moderate Charges. Branches: ——— 2921 LLANDUDNO & BLAENAU FESTINIOG. Educational. WILTON HOUSE SCHOOL, Woodland Park, COLWYN BAY. Resident Pupils Re-assemble January 20th, 1904. 8388 Va) pupils, January 21st, 19C4. "olwyn Bay Preparatory School, (Day and Boarding.) YS Prepared for Commercial or Professional I od ,ood,V ern Edticttion. Highly recom -mended. rospectiis, applv MR. 1-t.'R. PHIILIPS, Taster. Lond. Univ., etc. Over 20 years' experience). PURCHASERS OF GOODS, &c., ad. ir columns are asked to menition when writing' to advertisers; it >viIlg that the advertisement?
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENTS.] (Continued from Page 9). Mrs Wynne Finch (of Voelas') has sent out her acknowledgments of the numerous expressions of sympathy at the death of Colonel Wynne Finch, in Welsh—a very graceful and' touching tribute to the people among whom her husband's lot was cast, and to the country in. which the family estates lie. Amongst those who occupied seats on the platform at a demonstration addressed by Mr Herbert Gladstone, MLP., at Chester, on Monday night, were Mr Humphreys-Owen, M.P., Mr S. Moss, M.P., Mr Edward Evans, junr., Mr Alfred I Mond, the Liberal candidate for the city, Air Howell Idris, Liberal candidate for Flint Boroughs, and Mr and 'Mrs Allan II. Bright. Hunting with the South Cheshire Hounds at Broomhall, the, Duchess of Westminster had rather an unpleasant experience. Her grace put her horse hard at a gate. The animal just failed to clear the top 'bar, and turned over, 'throwing the duchess over its head. Fortunately, her grace was uninjured, and subsequently remount- ing, got on terms with the hounds. A marriage has been arranged between Ed- ward Alexander, only son of Mr and Mrs Johnson-Ferguson, of Springkell, Dumfriesshire, and 55, Cadogan-square, S.W., and Elsie Doro- thea, elder daughter of Sir Charles llcLaren, Bart., K.C., M.P., and Lady McLaren, of Bodl. nant, Denbighshire, and 43, Belgrave-square, S.W. The marriage will connect two well- known Liberal families. Sir Charles was one of the founders of the Eighty and National Lib- eral Clubs. His mother was a sister of John Bright. He has represented Bosworth since 1892, and sat formerly for Stafford. Mr John- son-Ferguson represented the Loughborough Division of Leicestershire in 1885-86, and from 1892 to 1900.
Abergele. COUNTY SCHOOL. The Counly School will reopen on Thursday, Januaiy 7th, 011 which date also the Bazaar Sewing Class wiil be resumed. MRS k-V, T. EVANS and family wish, through the medium OIl our columns, to lender their deepest thanks for the heartfelt sympathy shown them in their recent sad bereavement. DINNER—The annual dinner to postmen, policemen, and railwaymen, kindly given byMiss Walton, took place at the Harp Hotel, on Monday evening. The catering of Mr and Airs Williams was much appreciated The remainder oi tile evening was spent in ninth and A CORRECTION. — in our report of rhe Abergele County School function, when the Wnsii play •' Oiraciacus w;i> pei fot med by the scholars, we inadvertently made a mistake hi the name of the accompanist, it was i\Ü.¡g)3iod,ven Robert who so ably played the incidental triuaic. DANCE.—The 13ciisarii Assembly, Room CIi., held a special dance on Tuesdav evemni-, The-e was a guod attendance of members and friends. Dancing commenced at 8-30, and was continued into the early hours of the morning. The catering, under the management of Mrs Evans was highly appreciated. The music was supplied by Miss Gandon, Miss Eva Owen and Mrs Knowles. A most pleasant evening wa, spent and the companv are to be congratulated upon the success achieved. DEATH OF MR. DAVID WILLI A MS.—The .death took place on Sunday evening, in his seventy- '■sixth year, of Mr David Williams, Brincoed, Mold, who, in his time occupied a prominent position as surveyor and estate agent in Flintshire. Mr Williams, who was the eldest son of the late Mr William Williams, of Vardie, Abergele, held for some years the position of under agent on the Kinmel estate, which position he relinquished for the road surveyors!)ip"" of the Abergele district. Later on he succeeded his father at Vardie Farm, Abergele, and soon afterwards became estate agent to Mr Charles Edwards, M.P., Doigelley. Sub- sequently he was appointed county surveyor (or Flintshire, which post he occupied with great faithfulness for 26 years. Mr Williams manieda daughter of the late Mr E Thomas* Winter, of Gedlas Farm, near Holywell. The funeral took place yesterday (Thursday), at Abergele, where the the late Mrs Williams and several children lie buried.
Blaenau Ffestiniog. DEATH OF MR. WILLIAM DAVIES.—We regret to announce the death of Mr William Davies, J.P., of Caerblaidd, Festiniog, which took place on Monday in his 70th year. Mr Davies was a native of Festiniog. He showed consider- able ability as a musician when young, and at the age of sixteen was a choir conductor. He com- posed several anthems and other musical pieces, and on one occasion- won t prize for an anthem when the late Gwilyn Gwent was among the competitors. He was one of the eisteddfodic discipies of the late Rev. Richard Pairy (Gwalctimai), of Llandudno, who. when Mr Davies was a young man, ministered at Festmiog. In 1852 Mr Davies was appointed Festiniog vestry clci K, and tie filled that office for 25 years. In 1878 he was appointed a just'ce of peace for the county of Merioneth, and in 1889 was elected a member 01 the Merioneth County Council. He was appointed the same year chairman of the Finance Committee of the County Council, and two years later was appointed a member of the Joint Committee under the Intermediate Education Act. He served his native county in many other directions. He was for twelve years a member of the Festiniog Local Boatd. In 1898 he was the Vice President of the National Eisteddlod of Wales, held that year at Blaenau Festiniog. He was a joint proprietor with Mr G. H. Ellis, of the Old Diphws State Quarry.
Colwyn. A LOCAL COMPOSER.—Mr W. Bryn Roberts, 4, Bryn-terrace, Old Colwyn, won the tirst prize in Ystalyfera, South Wales, fur the best hymn tune for children. There weic 11 competitors, and tms is Mr Roberts' fourth success in eighteen months.
Colwyn Bay. VIOLIN TUITION by'Mans. Constant Lalan-de,of Riviere's Orchestra. For terms, etc., address, "Pier," or "Ravenswood," Rhiw-road, Colwyn Bay. 8557 ONE oi the greatest .improve:ments in Colwyn Bay is now being carried out at the Compton, by W. S. and S. WILLIAMS, the North Wales Dra- pers, Furnishers, Dressmakers, 1,1411* ? iners, and General Silk Mercers. cji NUMEROUS te-stdmonials from all parts testify- ing to the, Scientific Examination of the xye- sights, by R. G. OWEN, F.S.M.C. (Lond.), LLANRWST. Clients visted at their own pri- vate residences. For NOVELTIES -and USEFUL PRESENTS of all kinds inspect LEWI'S & THOMPSON'S Stock. Largest Selection, Newe-st Goods. Money saved on every transaction. Roumania House, Station-xoad, Colwyn Bay. 8863 You are cordially invited to inspect the New Stock of Soli-do Silver Goods, Electro-Plate, and Jewellery, which A. N. CROSS, Jeweller, Col- wyn Bay, is now showing -at his premises at Lie corner of Station and Abergele-roads. Every- thing new, everything bright, and of the very best quality at moderate prices. All goods marked in plain figures 7345 0 MARFELL, Ironmonger, Abergele-road,has a splendid assortment of Guns, Ammunition, etc., of the latest and best patterns and quality. A new show-room .will be addBdI shortly, with a large and varied display of Kitchen Ranges, Grates, and Builders' Sundries, of the best make. "DAILY MAIL" FISCAL CANVASS.—-Mr N. H. Oldiman, St. Ronan's, Colwyn Bay, was amongst the winners of Z20 offered by the "Daily Mail" in their fiscal canvass competi- tion. The chief prize, that of £ 1,000, was won by Mr C. W. Hole, 53, Chairdmore-road, Strike Newington, of which fuller particulars are given elsewhere. NEW YEAR'S DAY.-As usual, the 1st of January will be held as a holiday, and places of business will be closed. Amongst the chief events o<f the day -are the Old Colwyn Chair and Crown Eisteddfod at the Pavilion, and the annual prize d stribu'tion, in connection with the Greenfield-road English -Wesleya'n Sunday School, when Mr Walter Fowl-son will preside. FREE LIBRARY.—Contributions may be paid into either of the banks, to the. hon. secretary (Mir Jos. H. Roberts, town clerk), or to the asaistant secieleary (Mr Fred. Hornsby, Fair- field, Llewe yn-ro-ad), and such donations will be. gratefully acknowledged both in the local pre-S5 and by official receipt. The following is a list of donations paid up to date:—Amount already acknowledged, 7,445 16s 6d; Messrs Arnold' anld Cap-stick, Erw Wen-roa'd, 2s 6d; Mr Gwesyn. Price, Belgrave-road, 5s; Mrs Work- man, Melitra, 61 Mrs Barnes, "Nil Desperan- dum," 2s 6d; Mrs R. D. Green, "Ocean View," 59; Mr T. Roberts, Station-road, 2s 6dl; Mr J. Roycroft, "Br-oxton House," 2s 6d; Mr W. Jones, C.E., £ 2 2s; total, ^449 18s 6d. PRIMROSE LEAGUE -BiALL.—The third annual ball, in connection with the Colwyn -ay Habitation of the Primrose League, was held in the Public Hal1, Colwyn Bay, on Monday even- ing, under the patronage of Lady Augusta Mostyn, Dame President, the Countess Dun- Donald, Lord and Lady Mostyn, Hon. Mr and Mrs Brodrick, and Col. and Mrs Cornwallis West. The ball was one of the most Successful functions of the kind held in. Colwyn Bay, and' this was, to a very great extent, due to the efforts of the energetic ihon. secretary, Miss S.M. 'Hands, and the committe.e, consisting of Miss Everest, 'Miss Arnold, Mrs W. Horton, Mrs Seweil, M-ss A. Everett, Miss Myrtle, D.r. Brooks, R.C., Mr Edgar Allen, Mr C. E. Gostage, and, Mr F..Hilton Francis. The hall was most ?ast-e'u'?ly d;ecorate?d,? by th-e committee. '?ll?e' 'St,alcion-,roatd Messrs,D. n lent the necessary furniture, whilst Mr Newton, on behalf of the Constitutional Club, Oonway-road, provided a varied assortment of flags and pennons. Mr Cartmell, Station-road, superintended the supper arrangements, and about 140 persons partook of refreshments. A pleasing feature of the event was the coriliant playing of the Shrewsbury Imperial Band, under the direction of Mr H. G. Allen. Dancing was kept up till a late nour, and it was evident that all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Amongst those present were: Mrs W. Horton, Mr S. Hoi'ton, Miss Horton, Dr. Brooks, 'R.O., Miss Johns, Mrs B'rolck, Misses Everett, Mrs, J. M. Porter, Mr and Mrs Seweil, Lss Hands, hon. sec., Dr. and Mrs VenaMes Williams, Mr and Mrs Sarson, Misses Bo;stock, Mr Harding, Misses Spencer, Mr F. A. Dew, M ss Entwistle, Miss Garside, Misses Farrar, Mrandi Mrs E. H. Wood, Mr and Misses Allen, Mr Shaw, Misses Tudor, Mr and Misses C'artwright, Mr Gostage, Mr Hilton Fraiicis, etc.
Conway. go PER CENT. of Headaches are caused by Eye-strain. Cured permanently by glasses. FREE TESTS by R. G. OWEiN, F.S.C.M., at Compton House, first Friday in each month. WESLEYAN QUARTERLY MEETING.— The Rev O. Madoc Roberts. presided over the quarterly meeting of the Conway Circuit con- nected with the Wesleyan Church on Wednes- day -evening. Alderman Hugh Hughes, Con- way, and Councillor Robert Evans, Old Colwyn, were elected circuit stewards for the year. It was decided to arrange: for a literary and musi- cal cymanfa on an ambitious scale, to -be, held at Conway in May next, when Mr W. S. Owen will conduct. After mature consideration, it was also decided to purchase- a house in Cadnant Park, formerly tenanted by the Rev Gwynedd Roberts, for the use of the pastor in charge of the Conway Church.
Llandudno. EYE-REST for tired eyes, obtained from our Scientifically-fitted Glasses, R. G. Owen, F.S.M.C. (Lond.), OPTHALMIC OPTICIAN, LLANRWST. Write for testimonials. 5257
Llanelian-y n RSios. APPROACHING MARRIAGE OF MAJOR R. WILLIAMS WYNN -A iii,eiiiig to" Llanelian "nel Bettws district will be held ai Plas Llanelian School on Tuesday, January 5, 1904, at 7 p.m when itiose interested in this lorthconnng eventare invited to aLend.
Llanrwst. For WATCH and CLOCK REPAIRS, try C. Lûwr- WILLIAMS, 11, Deabgh-street. Good work guaranteed. 8407. DURING the last 25 years' experience of Christ- mas attractions and the rush of business, result- inig from -past sales, .nothing has yet exceeded the last bonus distribution which took place at London House, Llanrwst, previous to Christ- mas, as every,one who witnessed the crowds of eager and patient customers waiting their turns at the office1 door, while the whole establish- ment was alive with bustle, and resembled a crowd during a general election waiting the results of the. poll, than customers buying their Christmas purchases. However, judging by all 1 'te appeara'r?ces,, W. S. WILL12k-NIS, L'mi d, ought to feel satisfied that their generous distribution 'has been so well and generally patronised and appreciated, cji SPECIAL OFFERS.—Gold Specs., from 15s. Gold-filled, from 59 6d. Eyes' tested free. R. G. Owen, F.S.C.M.—Griffith1 Owen and: Son, Watchmakers, Jewellers, and Opticians. 5257 AT T-i-AST.-Afte.-r an agitation which has laste'd for about quarter of a century the new water scheme to supply Llanrwst and Tfefrirw has beicome an accomplished! fact, the workmen having actually commenced clod-cutting at last. Better: late than ever. DEATH OF A POPULAR TRADESMAN.— Mr G. O. Solomon, a young tradesman, hailing from Portmadoc, who commenced a drapery and ■outfitting business in Station-road a short time ago, died after a week's illness on Saturday, at the early age of 31 years. Though a com- parative stranger to Llanrwst, Mr Solomon's affable manner and kindly disposition had al- ready won him a circle off true friends, who, in company with his young widow, will mourn his los,, sincerely. The funeral took place on Thursday at Portmadoc, whence the body was conveyed by the 12 train from Llanr-wst. EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPRE-- S E;N T AT ION.—A special meeting of the Urban- District Council was held on Thursday evening, for the- purpose of electing members to repre- sent the authority on the new Education Com- mittee. It was unanimously. decided to elect the three, gentlemen who had taken so success- ful a part in the educational affairs of the town during the sway of the now defunct School Board. These were Mr W. J. Williams, J.P. (chairman of the Council), Mr Rogers Jones, and the Rev. Cynwyd Williams. YOUNG PE;O'P,LE'S, PRAYER MEETING.-— On Sunday Mr Williiam Williams, County, School, was unanimously re-elected president off the. Zion Young People's PrayeT Meeting1 for the co?miq,- vdce- seiason, and M.r John Ilitghe,s, president. During the last few months the, average attendance has exceeded 100, and the; meetings have proved highly successful in all re- spects. It is a good indication to find such X, large proportion of the young men takmigi active part in the service. The singling is also' very effective under the leadership of Mr David Ellis, the accompanists being Miss Maude Williams, and Mr William E. Davies,.
Llanfairfechan. THE Rector (Rev. F. P. Watkin-.Davies) con- cfiuot-ed the customary Christmas services h,eTe-. A short service was held in the marnniig, with a sermon in the evening. A carol service held at 4 o'clock was unusually well-attended. Special carols were sung during the evening ser- vice at ithe. Parish. Church on Sunday evening.
Jack Frost at Last!! j WARM FURS. <S/n?r? j Fur Garments, A HANDSOME COLLECTION OF Coats Coatees Neckwear Muffs. Mantles Stoles Rugs Overcoats Gloves, &c., &c. The Best Value in the Trade, AT W. Sowollo The Pioneer and XL, Llandudno London House, Llanrwst, The Compton," Colwyn Bay, and Central Buildings, Rhyl. CJID Golf Li-n Colwyn Bay Golf Club. SITUATED ABOVE PWLLYCKOCHAN WOODS. SPORTING 9-HOLE COURSE ABOVE PWLLYCBOCHAN WOODS. Comfortable Club House. LUNCHEONS & REFRESHMENTS PRO VIDK-D- PROFESSIONAL WM. BUTLER. SUBSCRIPTIONS: Ladies £ 0 10 6 per annum. Gentlem -ene. 1 1 o Country M 0 10 6 T" "days, pisy? Pl?.y'.r""T"iy.k.i' -5 0 66,36 0 2 0 per day. W. Jo?,'Es, Ron. See. Trefriw and Llanwrst Golf LinksJ TREFRIW (one mile from the Llanrwsti and TroJiiw Station, on the U. & N. W. Bailvtay). HE, LIN'KS are E;ituatel in tl:ie (.,rtfusutVal- T ley, and command some of t.lia fiuest vievv..s -nt service 0 in the district. There is an excelle f trains which are met by Brak. s avd CoiveYUnCes* i Colw.yD 33?Y The (' oactit?8 frorn I'jle:nduoi:jo ai:,r pass tbrougi) the village, aD(.i. fily be, tween Lland,,idt)o, I)egauwy, anti Trefriw tile summer months. There is a Pavilion on the Links (with Dres0»°f>* rooms, Lavatories, &c.), where refreshments bo obtained at moderate olmr^eh. Visitors can play at the tolio*.v;i;g charges per day, 5/- per week, or 10/- per nrouih. Tickets may be obtained on the Links, the Hotel Belie Vua (Special Tariff h» Golfers 0 application). nl Visitors may become Temporary Members Of the Club. All information can be obtained from rhe Secretary, 759° JOHN BLACKWALL, Esq., "Hendre," LLI>.J.-
Bettws=y=Coed. WEATHER REPORT.—The maximum daily temperature in the shade for the fortnight ending 26th December was 45-6. The minimum daily temperature was 36.6. The total rainfall for the fortnight was 0.45 of an inch, or less than half an inch. Bright sunshine was recorded for seven hours and six minutes. The maximum temperature in the sun was 59. On the 22nd ult, the maximum temperature in the shade was -.5.5 being the second highest reported for the United Kingdom on that day, and on the 23rd, it was 53.2 being the highest in the kingdom recorded at the Meteorological Office for that day, except the Scilly Islands which equalled it.
Llanddulas. CHRISTMAS SERVICES. The Parish Church was beautifully decorated for Christmas, and the services were bright and hearty. There were three celebrations of the Holy Commun- ion, when an exceptionally large number atten- ded. The Rector preached at the English morning1 service, and the Rev B. J. Phillips preached in Welsh in. the evening. Simper's Christmas anthem, "Mercy and truth," was well rendered by the choir at the morning service, and several carols' were sung in the course of the day. The collections, in accordance to the custom obtaining here, were devoted to the Church Waifs and Strays Society. On the Sunday after Christmas, in the afternoon, a carol service was held. SOCIAL GATHERING.—The annual church social gathering was held in the schools on Tuesday, when there was quite a record attend- ance. Tea was served from four p.m. to 5.30 p.m., when the following ladies presided at the tablesMiss M. A. Chambers, Mrs Little-dale, Mrs Inglis, Miss Roberts (Rectory), Mrs, Elliott, Mrs Duncan, Mrs Law, Mrs Cross, Mrs White, and Mrs Lloyd. The "inner man", havin-9 been, carefully attended to, an intellectual treat was proyided by the Rev J. P. Lewis, vicar of Con- w, in the form of an illustrated Lecture on his tour in Bible lands, the lime-light appar- atus being in charge of Mr Ernest Jones, of the Palace Arcade, Rhyl. The lecture was followed by a short musical. programme, in which Mrs Collingside, Miss Law, Mrs White,. Mrs Elliott, Miss G. Law, Messrs J. 1. Hughes and J. W. Evans took part. Then came a distribution of prizes by 'Mr Hussey (churchwarden) to the scholars in the Sunday School who had not missed a single attendance during the year. These scholars were 13 in number, and some of them stood with a record of three and four years to their credit, without missing a single attend- ance. The proceedings terminated -with the usual votes of thanks proposed by the Rector, and1 seconded by the Rev ill. J. Philips, and the singing cf the National Anthem.