Christmas Shopping at I BROWN'S of CHESTER BROWN'S of CHESTER I it Ii By ￼ Young Lady of Fashion. (have been spending a short holiday lately with friends in Mid Cheshire, "finishing up at my Aunt's house at □Tarporley. It has been very pleasant, and one of my experiences has been pomewhat of a coincidence. At each itff the houses at which I stayed, I was Ijtold that-they got most of their things —-I mean frocks, hats, and even Jurniture-at the same place, II Brown's 1Jf Chester." This made me quite anxious to see a business-house which evidently was well patronized, and, as Iar as I could judge from what I saw, Dot without good reason. I expressed my desire, and so my Aunt promised to motor me into Chester some Saturday afternoon. -,The Chester Rows have always had jSl fascination for me, but I had not -,s"n them since some years before the "War. However, the day arrived, and we went into Chester. I was surprised 1 had no idea that there was so fine a shop in the Rows as Brown's appears to be. The windows were really very at- tractive. The hats in one of them were most artistic in design, and yet their ieauty lay in their simplicity. In another window there was an attractive display of blouses, both wool and silk, and some with very pretty edging of black, terra-cotta, and yellow—a marked contrast to the white material of the blouse itself. .Looking in another window I could not help remembering that someone has said: A woman's desires consist of three things-Lingerie, Lace and Lavender." The dainty confections I saw, and noticed there, were in proxi- mity to some equally dainty bottles of perfume in one corner, which I thought was a very skilful setting, and quite illustrative of the phrase I have mentioned. Yet another window attracted our attention. In it were the most elegant bedspreads and a number of table covers of quaint designs. I noticed that some had Dutch windmills printed on them in Wedgwood blue; everything was so dainty and remarkably moder- ate in price that we thought it might be even more interesting within, and as my Aunt is a frequent customer at Brown's" there was no difficulty in my seeing everything I wished to, and indeed the attendants were courtesy itself. The Christmassy atmosphere was at once apparent. It is quite evident that u Brown's have laid themselves out to give their customers every opportunity of obtaining dainty and select gitts for their relatives and friends. As motor- ists, we were at once attracted by the lovely gloves suitable for motoring or driving—so warm to feel, so soft, so comfortable, that with these, one could brave the coldest weather with im- punity. Then other gloves of suede and doeskin were to be seen, equally alluring. What charming gifts And in their fancy department, such lovely lamp shades of artistic colour and quaint designs, and some set off with beaded fringe, which heightened their at- tractiveness. Handbags and vanity bags in pro- fusion, such as a duchess would covet. Some of these had tortoiseshell or ivory frames, some plain, some carved, but all equally attractive. And the sachets, which only a woman could appreciate to the full—they were beautiful. Manicure sets, so essential to every lady of taste, these were to be had in ebony, ivory and silver. This was indeed a wonderful shop, and to come within its portals was to admire and to obtain. At Christmas time our heart strings are loosed, and with them the strings of our purses, We think more of others than our- selves, and that is the real joy of Christ- mas and as I wandered round I thought of the "boys who were back with us again, and I thought surely they will be remembered this year by those who missed them for so long from the fireside. Be they fiusbands, brothers or sweethearts, there is ample opportunity here to select something for them. Attache cases, note-books, letter-cases, crocodile and pigskin bags, dainty silver ornaments of every kind. I saw some sweet little silver candle- sticks which would look just lovely on a writing table—there is no lack of gifts for the II boys." In France, Christmas Day is called the day of new clothes," from an old French custom of giving those who belonged to the Court new clothes on that day. In the time of Louis IX. it is recorded that at the chapel door each man received his new cloak, put it on, and went in." Messrs. Brown s is the place for new clothes for Christmay Day There .are some frocks and dresses so delicate that they cannot be shown in the window, only inside. Well, I have seen such things both in London and Paris, and I hardly expected that the ancient city would vie with the Capitals in this respect. We were shewn such wonderful dresses, suitable either for dinner or dance occasions. The designs were perfect the dresses were dreams, of loveliness, in all colours, so vapoury in their look, so silky to touch, that I really did wonder if the people of this City of Chester knew what was within their reach. It was a climax to our little tour. My Aunt made quite a number of purchases, ziid at a moderate expenditure. I imitated her, I have so many gifts to bestow at Christmas, but 1 am quite happy about it-I think that I have chosen the right things—I know that I have chosen good things of good material and of one thing I am quite sure- I shall tell all my friends that if they want real good value in their Christmas shopping, well,—TRY Brown's of Chester." LOUISE. 34-40 Eastgate Row, BROWN & Co., Ltd. Chester. SITUATIONS VACANT. Domestic Servants. COOK GENERAL. Mrs Bolton, Chcshara Knoli, Alderley Edge. COOK-GENERAL and Housemaid- Waitress, for Doctor's house; small iamily little washing.—Apply, Mrs Crowe, t. Bartow Moor-road, Didsbury, Man- $h eater. EXPERIENCED Working COOK-HOUSO- keeper, ago about 30; experienced rlousemaid. age 25: family two; three Maids; jMO eaolf—Mrs Redwood, Rhym- ley, Mon. GOOD, capable General required; not too young; Nurse kept. Mrs Hughes, Llanwnda Vicarage, Carnarvon- shire. (GENERAL f four in family ¡. IaIl kept for coals. stc. Widow and Child aeceptable.-The Vicar. Eccles, Manchester. GIRL (superior) Wanted for house- work; good home: smaIl family; no washing.—Apply, Mrs Rees, 3, Miriam Road. Antield, Liverpool. GENERAL required; good wages. Apply, Manageress, Oakwood Park Hotel, Conway. GOOD COOK' required; good wages.— Peacock, Ynysfaig Hall Hotel, Fair- bourne. HOUSEMAID required; good wages.- HApply, Ma?agerc-s, Oakwood Park Hotel, (?bnway. SUPERIOR COOK required, Doctor's house; Housemaid kept; comfort- able home; separate bedrooms; now or aft-er Cfirisitmas.—Mrs Shearer, Bank, Newtown, Wales. rrmUSTWORTHY GIRL Wanted be- A tween twenty and thirty; for small privato house; fa.mily of two; comfortable borne to reliable person.—State particulars So Mrs Sutcliffe, Bron Wendonl Roumania- Drescent, Llandudno. w ANTED Siijgle-hwided Cook, im- r" mediately good wages; three Ser- vants kept.-Ap.ply, Mrs Andrewos, Bron Dwyrvd, Minffordd, Penrhyndeudraeih. WANTED, at once, good House Par- lourmaid wages £35 to 240; two in iamily; light, easy place; five Servants Kept. -Apply, stat.ing age and full parti- culars to Hon. Mrs Mostyn, Pentreffynnon, Holywell, N. Wales. WANTED good General; able to milk w (four cows); help given.—Mrs Bil- iinge, Meyrick Arms Hotel, Bodotgan. -W-TED.a1-I)f';i;1çed Housemaid, Wf(>r tmaH fanu?y; a? House?P&r- lourmaid; wa?es in each case about EM; -equirod after Ch ri stmas.—Mrs Morgan, Br yn, Beaumaris. | WANTED, early in January, jjood- Vv Pla,in Cook; Kitchen maid kept; wages £ 40; age not over 40 two in family live Servants.—Apply, stating full pa.rti- •ulars, to the Honble. Mr Mostyn, Pen- fcvefFynnon. Holywell, N. Wales. WATED. good General, able to wash; good home and liberal out- ings. -Apply, Fixer, 379, Cfteetham Hill- road, Manchester. W ANTED, Cook and Housemaid- Waitress family of four, inclusive; 'w objection to ?igters or friends; please write, giving age. wages required, and lherwise full particulars; good references essential; travelling expenses paid.— Apply, Mrs Loudon, 54, West bourne-road, ftirkdale, South port. WANTED, superior General, able to Wc,ook, lady. and n; eidM?y pre- ierred.— Mrs Appleby, 161, Banks-road, West, girbyl SITUATIONS VACANT. Domestic Servants. ￼ oi- ??T'ANTEn, supe'rior Servant, before or afkr Chri?-tma. one lady; ,mall house; uniform not essentia!— Mrs Fran- cis 21. Lyneenebe Hill, Bath. WANTED, good Plain Cook; country ?itu?tio)); Kikhevmaid kept; bak- ing; no dairy. A. "North JiNJaJes Chronicle'' Office, Bangor. M iscellaneous- BANGOR. Mrs Williams, Registry JD Office for Servants, 216, High-street, (Stamp for reply). GOOD Body-maker; also Wheelwright, used to bodymaking; Coachpainter I and Coachpainter- Labourer. Apply, Rhyl and Griffin Carriage and Motor Works. Rhyl. -u LADIES requiring Maids and Maids wanting Situations, should consult Bangor District Servants' Registry (Mrs Hughes), Paris House. References essen- tial. Replies: Stamped envelope. LINO OPERATOR Wanted, immediate- ly; knowledge of Welsh preferred, but not absolutely necessary. Address, Foreman, "North Wales Chronicle," Office, Bangor. MAN and WIFE Wanted; Man ex- perienced in Mixed Farming; Wife for housework; good home. Apply. sta- ting age and wage required, to Roberts, Blaenau," Rbydvmairi. near Dolgel/e:- WANTED Caretaker and Cleaner for St. James' Church; Salar3- L26. Apply to the Vioar. WAN TED, fir4-c!a' Hodymaker and Painters.—Jones Bro.. Bangor. I Wf ANTED, superior,, capable Single- » » handed Nurse; two children (six and one year) need)ewoman good references, j -App!y, Mrs Petmen, Ulanrhyd, PZ?? dawe. W ANTEI), at once, Shorthand- Typist.—Jones Bros., Bangor. YOUNG GIRL Wanted for general I house work.—Apply, Miss Munslow, BeUo Horizonte. Carmel. Hotyw?u. W301 YOUNG LADY CLERK, 20 to 25, re quired in an Auctioneer's and Estate Agent's Office; fair knowledge of Book- keeping, Typing, and quick at figures. State experience and salary required to. Ernest Jones, Auctioneer, Rhyl. 60183 H.M.-FOOT GUARDS. WANTED, immediately, smart Re- oruits of excellent character for His Majesty's Foot Guards. Age 18-25 years. Height 5ft. 7in. and upwards. Service three years with the Colours and nine years in the Army Reserve. Pay commencing at 19s 3d per week, rising to 22s per week for privates. Opportuni- ties for advancement up to L4 185 per week. For full particulars apply to the nearest Recruiting Office, or, Headquarters, Bri- gade of Guards, Wellington Barracks, Buckingham Gate, London, S.W. THE KING S COMPANY. WANTED, immediately, a number of Recruits, of excellent character, to fiU vacancies in the King's Company of the Grenadier Guards. Age 18-25 years. Height 6ft. and upwards. Service three years with the Colours and nine years on the Army Reserve. Pay varies from 19s 3d to £4 18s per week. Far full particulars, apply to the nea-rest Recruiting Office; or Headquarters, Gren- adier Guards, Wellington Barracks, Buck- ingham Gate, London, S.W. POULTRY. EGas. ao. OVUM, Thorley's Poultry Spice, sur- passes everything yet introduced for poultry. Sold by M. Roberta and Co., Chemists, Bangor. ONE-TENTH of a farthing per bird per day is a.ll Kill's wood Spice costs. And it produces eggs galore. Packets 2d, 7d,. Is 3d.—Owen, 31. Castle-st., Beau- maris. PULLETS lay we]] in bad weather if JL Karswood Poultry Spice is added to soft mash. Prove it to your profit. Packets 2^d, 7id. ls 3d. 0. Robert.s. Chemist. Menai Bridge. ? If* a Week profit was made from six ,) h0m by one poultr3? -keeper after using Karswood Poultry Spice daily. Packets 2d, 7àd. Is U.-IIoyd Williams and Co.. United Stores, Beaumaris. T-E Hon. Mrs Stapleton Cotton, Plas JL Llwynon. Llanfair P.G., has spk-n. did Brown leghorn Cockerels; Pedigree; May hat-ched; £1 each. HORSES. CAttRtAOet. *e. FOR SALE, a small Governess Car and Harness (complete), in perfect con- dition.—Apply, Griffiths, Ynysgain Fawr, Criecieth. FOR SALE, two Spring Carts, as new suitable for Grocery Business: carry-, ing capacity, 25-30 cwts.—Apply, J. and D. Chronicle" Office, Bangor. HOUSES WANTED. WANTED to rent good House with Kitchen Garden and small piece Grass Land (or Small Holding) must be convenient- for school attendance. Bangor. -Addr?s, Box 5348," "'Chronicle" Ofnce, Bangor. WANTED, immediately, to Rent, in WBangor, Hou"e under £ 30 rental.— Address, "5675," "Chronicle" Office, Bangor. CLERICAL- PARISH OF GLANOGWEN. Col- JL league Wanted, bilingual. Apply, Rev. R. Rhys Hughes, Glanogwen Vicar- age, Bethesda. SENIOR CURATE Wanted for Holy- head; Stipend up to P240 according to quaiificataons.-Apply, Vicar, Holyhead. BUMNMS WANTED. LADIES and GENTLEMEN desirous of Selling their Businesses would do well to consult P. Jolly and Co., Cathedral Building, 207, High-Street, Bangor. We have clients waiting for Farms, Cinemas, Hotels, Creameries, Confectioners, Sta- tioners, Tobacconists, Drapers, Ironmong- ers, GreogTvcers, Apartment Houses; in fact any kind of Business. No Sale. No pay- PIGS FOR SALE. rfTHE WARREN HERD of Pedigree A Large Whites; Boars and Gilts for Sale. The Sire and Dams of these Pigs were purchased at high prices from Sir Gilbert Greenall's herd.—For full parti- culars of breeding and prices, apply, H. T. Williams, Warren Hall, Broughton, Chester. 59746 C Hl:tlgTM.A,S HOLIDAYS.-Treewtdi, Bull Bay, Anglesey, will have Select Party with Special Menus; Entertain- ments, Whist Driv, Dances, Concerts, Golf, Sheeting..Write for Booms now. MOTOR CARS, CYCLES, &c. MORRISS-LONDON! MORRŒS-LOXDO: MORRISS—LONDON I 2-3 Seater Clover-leaf LM5. 4 Seater Coupe i;46D. 12 -16 h.p., disappearing Hood and L Screen, magneto ignition, electric self-starting and lighting, Wrro Detach- able Wheels, Adjustable Front Seats, etc. DELIVERIES COMMENCE MARCH. RETAIL AGENTS INVITED. Sole Distr-ibutors for V?'ALF,S an d i ON' WALES and MONMOUTHSHHiE: DA VIS' GARAGE, BARGOED, GLAl. (Tel. 4). A RGYLE Open Touring F)Te-Seater, 15 h.p., five Lamps, one man Hood Tyres good, Owner-driven, Body fgrev, and in good running order; trial given: what o£rer'F, Taylor, Queen's Garage, Newport, Mon. CARS, Motor Cycles or Push Bikes repaired Of timed up by competent man; 16 years' experience; three years re- pair workshops in France; Agent for all leading makers and dealers; asses-ories supplied at shortest notice; nothing too large or small. J. Parkinson, Hotel Garage, Benllech Bay. Anglesey. ON SALE, 20 Lurrin 8-cwt. to 16-cwt.; all good condition; four Ralli Cars, eight Governess Cars, Cart Gears, Chains, Harness; various sizes; cheap. Apply, Edward Orrell, Manchester-road, Ince, Wigan, Lancashire. 'Phone 412, Wigan. "Adaptors" give easier starting. 30 per cent. Tnote mileage, perman- ently clean plugs; (nice £ 5.—Solo North Wales Agents: Ruabon Garage, Ruabon. I APARTMENTS WANTED. HOLYHEAD. Geritdeman requires Furnished Apartments, including board, in good locality; permanent, if suitable.—^ rite, stating terms, etc., to Box 5827." "Ctironide"- Office, Bangor. } SHOOTING. WANTED to rent, from 22nd Decem- ber to 2nd January, good Rough Shooting; two guiw?.—State full particu- lars to Naval Officer, care of Millington, Pitsford. Korthampton, LOST. BLACK SILK HANDBAG, illiti.a.1 "E" outside, containing Money, White Gloves, etc., in Bangor, on Friday, Dec. 5th, between Bayne atW Daxgic's, Holyhead-road, and Station.—Return to Police Station. Bangor. Reward offered. AOENTS WANTED. AGENTS earn a pound a day; solicit subscriptions; whole or spare time. —Write. A. W. L., 54, New Oxford-sit., London. '■ HOTEL TO LET. MALLWYD HOTEL.—To be Let, from Lady Day next, the Peniaxth Arms Hotel, MaLlwyd, Merioneth, with Farm Lands of about 107 acres. The Hotel con- taim four Reception-rooms, Bar, Kitchens, Dairy, CeDar, etc., twelve Bedrooms, Attics, two Bathrooms, two W.C.'s, etc. The Outbuildings are good and afford ample accommodation. Offers to pur- chase this property would be considered. —Apply to Mr W. H. Morris, Land Agent, Chirbury, Shropshire. MISCELLANEOUS. Trade advertisements under this hea~.no are charoed at trade rate. APPLES.—Bost Ea?)Lsh varicties; ￼ choicest dcssett and Hnest large cooking, warranted all carefully hand- gatiieirod and selected, perfectly packed, 7!bs.. 3s; 281bs., 9s 6d; 56lbs., 18s carriage paid; complete sa-tisfactio.I entirely guar- anteed. — Padiield, 20, Chantrey-street, Andovcr. CIlGARETTEiS, Apples, Oranges, To- 3 matoes, Chocolates, Sweets, for Sale at Evans' .Stores, adjoining Old London House Temperance Hotel, High-street, Bangor. FOR SALE, small American Organ, sweet tone tMason and Hamiin), two complete sets Reeds and six Stops; price £ 16.—Address, Box 5715, "Chronicle" Office, Bangor. 15 H.P. Crossley Gas Engine and JLw Suction Plant; complete; excellent; condition £ 115.—Arthur Hurley and Sons, Toudu. 1231: FOR PIGS there is nothing to equal Thorleys Food as a conditioner. ooo GOVERN.\IENT Water-proof a Rubber Sheets, very little used, 6ft. by oft., 2s 6d; 6ft. by 6ft., 5s; post free.- Gasson' s, Government Contractors, Rye. 2C)OO GOVERNMENT Water-proof t"d Rubber Aprons. Will send one post fiee for 2s.-Gasoon's, Government Con- tractors, Rye. IDOOFINCT;ROOFING '—Tarpaulin, Rsu'table for coverings of Poultry, Pig, aud Out-houses; large pieces, 15s cwt. Gasson's, Government Contractors, Rye. ELECTRIC BELTS.—Make your own Eat a cost, of Is complete instructions Is 3d.— Hawkings Bros., 56, Maidstone-rS., Grays, Essex. L EFT-OFF CLOTHING bought, of -LJ every description best prices given will call on receipt of post-card distance -110 object.—Mrs F. Sweet, 22, Victor-road, Colwyn- Bay. 59689 TARPAULINS. Large quantity of Railway Truck Tarpaulins, titted with Lashes, very little used, well oiled and dressed; size about 19ft. by 16ft., 70s each.-Il. J. Gasson, Rye. g M: OLESKIS. 100s per 100. Rabbits^ Hares, Foxes, Badgers, also Wanted. Cash same day. Write for Price List.— D. L. Richfeld and Stone (1919), Ltd., 112, New Oxford-street-, London, W.C. 1. WANTED Bicycle, suitable for child Wof nine. Apply, M? Cameron, Llandegfan. ARMY BOOTS, 10s 6d 1A' r; Army Car- Adlgwi Ja(-kets, 12s 6d Army &x\ks, 2" 6d, hand-kn Ltted, 3s 6d; Army Overalls, from 2s; Army Blankets, 8s lid; Army Boots (new), 22s 6d; Railway Overcoats, Khaki Trousers, almost new. 8s lid.- Army Boot Stores, 51. Stanley-road, near Boundary-street, Liverpool. i;OR SALE Sailing Boat; in good work- ing order length l&i feet; complete with centre-board.—Apply, W. Hansen, 2, Victoria-terrace, Criccieth. FOR SALE, about 160 pounds of Honey. —Price on application to Williams, Cefndu, Gwalchmai. ON SALE Clogs (Wholesale) bet quality guaranteed shops supplied. Prices, etc., apply Liew. Roberts, Church-.stToat, Llangefni. DYNAMO, 7S k.w., 500 volts., 150 L amps., compound wound, open type, r.p.m. 690; Pair Robey Horizontal, 12in. x lOin.; 20C yards 1914 Armourod Cable; all Tools, oomplete-fiiie tools.—David M. Davies, Caer street, Swansea. 1:5 -NIOLF.SKI-NS.-Milliaii Skm's Want- od. Five Pounds per 100 for Best QuaJity. —Ge>rrar<i, Furriers, Edinburgh. rpHORLEYTS WORM POWDMS FOR J- PIGS are certain and effective cures for Worms in Pigs. HEAVY OVERCOATS, brown, London H cut and tailored; 50s (postage 9d); fifty only; money returned if not approved. Send chest measurement, height, im- mediately to C. II. Beetlesone, 103, Seven Sisters-road, London, N.7. W A'TEf) a regular Weekly Supply of I good Rabbits; best price given; cash in advance; aLso Poultry. -Thomas Lacy, 30a, Liverpool-road, St. Helen's. T. nYIIÖRES:-27i; highfTs 6d each, J- carriage paid, send for j,hoto.- Hoxinn Toy Works, Cropley st.. Hoxton. N. 1. CANARIES.—Clever Rollers, Prize-bred Norwich and Yorkshires, Mules, Parrots, Budgerigars, etc. List Free. For catching destructive Birds, Rats, Mice, Beetles, etc., send for List "B." Strong- est Birdlime in World, 4d, Is 3d, 3s. All varieties. Canaries purchased for prompt Cash. W. Rudd, Bird Specialist, Nor. wich. COSTUME, navy serge, West End tailor-made, beautifully lined, new Autumn model, accept guineas; also set very fashionable Black Fox Furs, perfect condition, accept 4 guineas; approval wil- lingly.—3, Aubert. Park, Highbury Park, London, N. 5. BLICK Typewriting Officc and Portable Models; Standard Keyboard; new; £ 11 11s; complete in case. Blick Co., 39c, North John-street, Liverpool. LX)R SALE, Fruit Trees, leading vac-ticg, Apple. Pear, Cherry, half-standard, or bush, 2s 6d; Holly, Laurel, Conifers, Iri-sh Yew, 4ft. Aneuba, Lilacs, Laburnum, Rhododendron, 2s 6d; Forest Trees; free on rail; ca,sh with order.—Barrow Nurseries, Ltd., Barrow, near Chester. OFFERS Wanted for Bradford Ironing Machines, Mirror, Marvel:" perfect; seen locally. Address, 5796, Chronicle" r)Mce, Bangor. WALLPAPERS!—We still supply any Wquaiii?itv, large or smal I, at Net Cash Trade Prices.—Write for patterns (Dept. 230), Barnett Wallpaper Co., Ltd., Manchester. FOR SALE O'Brier's Patent Cash Till, equal to new, size 18 x 10 x 8; Tan dem Cycle for Lady and Gent; two Coffee Mills, No. 2 size, for Grocers; two small Stand Scales; two Sets Weighs, Iron, 7 to llb.; Flat Brass, l6ozs. to oz.; best cash offer accepted.—Lewis, P.O. Stores, Ty'nygongl. VTTHIST DRIVE SCORING CARDS. folded, beautiful design, po&t paid, 3. 6d 100. Stationers chairge double.— Economic Printing Company, Pershore- strect, Birmingham. RUBBER-TYRE SCOOTERS, &- 4d Reacb, carriage paid. Send for photo.—Hoxton Toy Works, (Jroptey st., Hoxton, N. 1. FIREWOOD, in Bundles, in large quan- tities. Apply. Dixon and Co., Eureka Slate Works, Bango.. FOR SALE, a Wringing Machine and J' Mangle combined, in good order; also air Ornamental Hall Clock with Baro- meter and Thermometer combined.— Apply. Harp Hotel, Bangor. WANTED to buy large and smaM Pleasure Boats, including Rowing and Sa Iling.-Send particulars and price to Pritchard, Pleasure Boat Owner, Carnar- von. FTWDJGHT SLEEP.—High-cla^s Nur.s ing Home for Gentlefolk is devoting one House to iVlaternity Patients for above. References to Doctors and for- mer Patients. The other receives rest cure, convalescent, and other cases chronic or acute. St. Faith, Ealing, London, W. 5. MOLESKINS.-We are buyers of Mole- skins, in any quantities; highest prices given for clear winter skins;-cash on delivery.-S,.d your eollec-tioti to A.. and M. Winter, 3, Falcon-street, Alders- gate-street, London, E.C. 1. 60285 i FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY. CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS COMPANY. TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE TREATY the SEVERAL STACKS of Well- harvested HAY, of the growth of 1919, standing at the undermentioned Stations on the Cambrian Railways, and estimated to contain the respective quantities, more or less, also undermentioned, viz. k- i Estim'd lEstim'd SRAT ION& Weight. STATIONS. Weight Tons. Tons. 'J:a.lsarn1 5j kion Wen 6 A, Criccieth ? Vbererch 16 For further particulars, and to treat, ap- ply to THE SECRETARY, Cambrian Railways Co., Oswestry. Oswestry, Dec., 1919. FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY. llHOSMEIRCH, Near LLANGEFNI. S AIALI, Freehold Tenement, with im- mediate possession, PENTERFYN, about, lis Acres, small Cottage. suitable Out buildings, and excellent Land, all late in occupation of rr Evan Jones. Also, two Cottages called LLAIN- DELYN, adjoining Penterfyn.—Apply, J. S. Laurie, Solicitor, Llangefni. T0 BE SOLD BY PRIVATE TREATY, Valley-road, Llanfair- fechan, Freehold Cottage called Myrtle Grove, containing iiiee Sitting-room with bay window, two Kitchens, Yard, t-bree Bedrooms, and 2 W.C.'s; small Garden in front; immediate possession. — J. S. Laurie, Solicitor, Llangefni. SIX-ROOMED HOUSE with large Gar- den, Coach-house and Stable, in the Village of Bodedern. Particulars from David Jones and Co., Auctioneers. Holy- head. Your Next Concert ? CANTORION I'EXAF CYMRU For vacant dates, terms and all particulars, write to- t CONCERT DIRECTION R. T. EDWARDS, 62. DALE Sr., LIVERPOOL, Telegrams: Education' L'pool.
THE SOCIALIST BEE IN THE LABOUR BONNET. The Special Labour Congress held in the Central Hall, Westminster, during the present, week has reminded us once more that the Socialist bee still buzzes very noisily in the Trade Union bon- net, and that there are Labour leaders who arc eager to divert trade unionism from its proper path and inveigle s'ts forces into a conspiracy to u-urp the function1- of Parliament and hand them over to the revolutionary cabals which control the executives of certain power- ful Labour organisations. We know to what goal Parliament is steadily mov- ing, under the joint leadership of Mr Lloyd George anl Mr Bonar Law. It has set itself the task of refounding the nation's prosperity on- a great design of enlight- ened, practical and prompt reconstruc- tion which can only be completed by the co-operation of all the best elements of the nation. and has a'reAdy begun to show the maim features of the structure behind the scaffolding. Nobody knows to what goal the Labour dictators would move if they could overthrow the British Consti- tution and establish their oligarchy on its ruins. Some detest Bolshevism and repudiate it sincerely, some profess to re- pudiate it, but retain a sneaking fond- ness for it in their hearts, others avow their admiration of it and their desire to imitate in Britain wha.t Lenin and Trotsky have done in bloodstained Rus- sia. It is certain that the two latter groups would have influence enough to wreck contidence and credit, and with them industry and commerce, if a coup d'etat by direct actionists were ever to succeed. The Socialist promise is in effect that they will establish a wonderlul commonwealth in which every industry will provide for the workers in it more wealth than they cam by drawing on the superfluous wealth created by all the other industries. That is the Socialist promise, common to all the wrangling sects and schools that hymn the Red Flag, but no pundit of Socialism has yet shown how the promise is to be fulfilled. The difficulty is manifestly severe. In the meantime the more honest and receptive enthusiasts of the cult are per- plcxed a:id are dubious about the prospect of L'topia. They klJOw/that Bolshevism is Socialism the pristine Socialism of Marx as Lenin asaeits. They see how it has developed. They cannot ignore its crimes ilike the shallow ajid fatuous shouters of revolutionary catchwords. They cannot try to bury those crimes un, der lies like the schemers who are in the revolutionary movement for political pro- fit. So they are asking themselves and one another anxiously, "What is wrong wit.h Socialism V" Many of them know that every Socialist settlement which has been formed in a civilised country within th0 past buiidr-d years has failed. Some of them know the history of the col- lapse of the most promising Socialist I undertaking that was ever organised—the colony of the Australian Socialists in Paraquay. A!l have the example of Sov- iet Russia before their eves. Many of these sincere but mistaken zealots are in tho churches. We will tell them what is wrong with Socialism. It is confusion of thought, which wrests a spiritual ideal to the service of a charlatan's impo-sture. What is it that troubles these Christian Socialists? They say, how can we de- nounce Socialism when it appeals to bro- therhood ? It is they themselves who have put into Socialism the ideal which invokes brotherhood. For Socialism has two facets. One is the pretence of frat- ernity which is a lure for worthy souls. Christians should be "warne'd of that by Marx's blasphemous and scornful repudi- ation of "tihe idea of God." Brotherhood is onJy used by Socialism as a. means to regain hand-power by which it may stamp upon human nature the impress of a false- Jy conceived, misconstructed rule of life that does not and cannot fit human com- munities, and which, therefore, always m I t' e, I proves intolerable. Socialism seeks to produco aji artificial, unreal" brother- hood" by a political revolution and' the enactment of a set of laws. True bro- therhood in general practice can only be attained by a. change of heart a.nd by a spiritual agency, and if the change of heart is widely effected by that means i:i the slow and steady progress of man- kind, it will not produce the godless coin- pulsory "brotherhood" for mutual self- interest which Socialism seeks to estab- lish mechanically, but the promptings and the works of charity. Christian char- lity a.nd the "class war" are absolutely irreconcilable, and the class war is the essencc of Socialism. These points have an immediate bear- ing on the trade union proceedings of the present week. If the earnest and well meaning men and women who arc at pre- sent waiting their energies in the Social- ist tabernacles and giving them a sem- blance of respectability which they do not merit would quit those gates of a.p- proach to Bolshevism and help in the work of sane ajid true reconstruction in the trade union world and elsewhere, they would do genuine service to their neighbours and thus really exemplify the spirit; of brotherhood.
NOTES OF THE WEEK. I Welsh University Innovation.. I The Court of the University of Wales on Friday made an entirely new departure by appointing Lady Verney as Junior Deputy Chancellor. This is the lirst oc- casion for the position to be tilled by a lady, and the University Court have chosen one who has taken keen and active interest in higher education in the Principality. Lady Verney, who is the elder daughter of the late Sir John Hay Williams, Bart, has been closely associa- ted with the work of the University College of North Wa'os, and occupies a seat on the Council and Court of Governors as one of the members appointed by the Lord President of the Privy Council. Just as Ladv Verney's unanimous election was greeted with hearty applause at, the meet- irig of the University Court, so will the appointment be doubtless equally appreci- ated by all educationists throughout Wales. Cathedral Lay Clerks. I The chajigcs brought about by the Welsh Church Act sets many people wondering what will bo the position of the lay clerks in our cathedrals, wtcre the musical por- tion of the service has always been main- tained at a high standard of excellence. A well-informed correspondent expresses his opinion thkt they will stand exactly in the same position as incumbents. The revenue to lay cierks will be secure during the lite- time of those now in office, but it is impos- sible at present to say whether the ser- vices of lay clerks will be continued after the death or removal of the present hold- ers. Our correspondent submits that if they are to be continued, they must be maintained either by the Representative Body voting money for them (which is rather problematical), or by each Cathe- dral maintaining them out of its own col- lections, etc. It is a question in which tho large number of Churchpeople who regularly attend the Cathedral services in the four Welsh dioceses cannot fail to be interested. # The Countess of Denbigh. I The Countess of Donbigh, whose death took place on Monday, was by her mar- riage with the Earl of Denbigh associated "ith a family long associated with Flint- shire, their seat in that county being Downing, near Holywell. The earldom dates back to 1622, when Sir William Feilding, Knt., was created Earl of Den- bigh in the peerage of England. Tho first hodcr of the title wa.s a faithful ad- herent of Charles I., and was killed in a skirmish near Birmingham in 1643. The eighth Earl married in 1846, as his first wife, Louise, daughter of Mr David Pen- nant, of Downing, Flintshire. A Political Barometer. I Those who think that much of Mr L'oyd George's strength lies in the weak- ness of his political rivals, or that he has no rivals, will find themselves confirmed if they watch closely the length of the reports which arc given to them severally in the press. The length of the report al- lotted to a jX)liticiaii by the leading news agencies (says a Manchester Guard- ian correspondent) is an unfailing baro- meter of his standing and importance. For the agencies decide the length of the re- port by obtaining and comparing the de- mands of all the loading newspapers, and every newspaper has a fairly decided view about the importance of a speaker, the likelihood of his saying anything fresh or significant, the extent to which it matters what he says, and the degree in which the public cares about hj. utterance;?. At the top of the tree, weighed in these care- ful balances, is the man who gets a "ver- batim" from the press. 0 i Mr Lloyd GeorKe's Unique P08ition. I A few years ago there were four or five men who could count on a verbatim--Mr Asquith, Lord Rosebery, Mr Bafour, Mr Joseph Chamberlain, of course, and occas- ionally Mr Bonar Law. To-day there is only one—Mr Lloyd George. No Cmon it leader can count on a verbatim. Mr Asquith is on the border line on the wrong side of The border just at present,- but events may bring him back. Thus a i,ecord.,of the length of newspaper reports wculd show our statesmen rising and de- clining. From the verbatim point of view Mr Balfour is literally a "has been," Mr Bonar Law and Mr Asquith have gone J back, Lord Robert Cc-ell and one or two others (not many) are pushing up tho scale. The fact is, there is more realism now about newspaper reports. The war with its a hortage of paper, taught news- papers that the long report of Ministerial speeches -,i-a.s one of the things that could most, easily be done without, aii4 it is cer- tain that even in the most staid and bulk- iest of papers such reports will never regain their old position. For the idea that a Minister, because he has gained that high position, will therefore always say something fresh, informing, or significant is a terrible delusion which no longer deludes. More New Issue Disappointment.. I Further evidence that the investing pub- lic is suffering from indigestion in the matter of new issues is contained in the results of the Buehanan-Dewar and Ewart and Coilis issues. In the case of the form- er 35 per ccnt., and in the case of the latter 80 per cent., it is understood, has been left with the underwriters. These results follow on under-subscription of the Armstrong ^hit-worth, Newcast le-on- Tyne Electric, and Ang-'o Persian Deben- ture issues. The one satisfactory outcome of such results is that they will probably damp the ardour of the" stags," who have been altogether too active lately. r Dockyards and Merchant Shins. Lord Colwyn's Committee, which waa appointed to investigate the question of utilising the Royal Dockyards for the con- struction and repair of mea-chant ships has completed its report. The reeomliien- dations of the Committee have not been made public, but I understand (says a London correspondent) that they embody the view that the plant at the dockyards should be used to the full extent for the building and repair of merchant ship- ping. The Committee (a large and re- presentative body) sat at the Admiralty, and held their first meeting on Monday week. when evidence was taken. The celerity with which the report was pre- pared i, we believe, without precedent in the case of a Government, inquiry, as it was actually handed to the First Lord at the end of the week, and the conclu- sions at which the committee arrived were unanimous. It < Amusing but Costly Collapse. Hey, presto; If, was just like than This is a story of the great boxing con- test between Carpentier and Beckett. A prominent, Cardiff shipowner (says tho Western MaiI) paid twenty-five guineas for a seat, which he duly occupied. Just as the two pugilists shaped up for tho opening spar the peoplo in front of him stood up to secure a better view. Tho Cardiff shipowner promptly did likewise, and just as promptly the seat collapsedt beneath him. When he had picked him- self up and was able to take a second look at the ring the light wa.s over!
SOCIAL- Lord Aberoonway has left London for the Continent. Colonel T. A. Wynne-Edwards, 4th Batt., R. W. Fusiliers (T.F.), is gazetted honorary colonel. The Duke of Westminster states that he ha.s not taken Sheldon Manor, near Chip- penham, for the hunting season. Mr E. Honoratus Lloyd, K.C., and Mrs Lloyd have moved to 22, Cadogan Gar- dens, S. W., which will be their permanent address in future. Tho Earl and Countess of Tankerville, who rcœnt.ly beœ.mc owners of Plas New- ydd, Elan lei have informed the local authority that they will not close the placo to visitors or fail to have regard for its traditions. An engagement is announced between Lieutenant Richard Farrer James, I.A.R.O., eldest son of Mr and Mrs Percy Jajnes, Kilhendre, Grosford, and Mar- guerite Eleanor Marie, second daughter of Mr and Mrs J. W. W. Danson, of Gres- ford Lodge, Grosford. Gapt. a.nd 13t.-Major J. M. J. Evans, M.C., R. W.F., sen of Col. Lloyd Evans, Broom Hall, Chwilog, is placed on tha ha It-pay list and retains his present ap- pointment. at the WaT Office (Dec. 3). He was awarded the Oroix de Guerre 1I1 NoN ember, 1918. By permission of Mr and Mils Lloyd George a concert is to be held at No. 10, Downing-street, on December 18th in aid of the Middlesex Hospital. The commit- tee consists of the Earl of Athlonc, Mra Lloyd Georee, and Mr Alfred T. Davies, M.P. Sir Frank Dent, general manager of the Súutil-Ea-stem and tihathani R,ailway Co., has taken up hia re-sid-onee at Government House, Holyhead, formerly occupied by the late Admiral Burr. He ie a son of the late Admiral Dent, formerly marine superintendent for the L. and N. W. Rail- way Co. at Holyhead. It is stated that Sir Henry Jones, of Glasgow University, keeps as a memento in his study the last pair of shoes he made, when ho followed the calling of shoemaker with his father, prior to his going to college a.nd embarking upon that scholastic career in which it has proved such a brilliant success.
NORTH WALES WILLS. RHOS ON-SEA RESIDENT LEAVES E%43. Mr James Bunn, Franois-avenue, Rhos-i on-Sea, formerly of West Bromwich, coach brass founder, left £9943, with not person- alty £ 8775. A MERIONETH FARMER'S ESTATE. Mr Thomas Morgan, Mallwyd, Merion- eth, farmer, left ICZ705. LLANDUDNO JUNCTION RESI- DENT LEAVBti £8569. Mr Wm. Aelwyn Pryce Davies, of Glanaber Farm, J.Jandudno Junction, lef# estate valued at C8569, with net person- alty C25. CM. MINISTERS ESTATE. The Rev. Edward Joseph, of Bryn: MJfyr, Garn Dolbenmaen, Calvinistio Methodist minister, left £ 1445, with net personalty 1;1129. Mr R. Hesketh Roberts, Trefnant, cattle dealer, left £ 11,835 gross, with net personaJty of £8932. The late Ca.pt.. Mowbray Cole, son of tiho late Captain Cole, of Llyemeirchion, Den. bigil, left £ 4108.
PRINCE LUNCHES WITH THE PREMIER. The Prineo of Walee was entertained to lunch on Monday at 10, Downing-street, by the Prime Minister.* One or two per- sonal friends of Mr Lloyd George were invited to meet the Prince, including Mr Montagu.
POSTMEN AND CHRISTMAS I BOXES. At a large and representative meeting of the Council of the Postmen's Fedet-ation a ro- solution was i assed cxpresHHo the opinion that the solicitation ot Christmas (Jorw should eea-f-c, and that aJI Uindon and sub- district offices should 'abstain from this, very (Wr*<linir practice."
MEDICAL FEES GOING UP. The If.-IrNiclool' f,, division of the British Medical As-octation hM advised nieilieal men practising in its «l»stc»et te raise their proffts- sioD.I? f<?-? by at tea4 50 p?r cent on n?tee meY&iHm: L*Ioro 1M ?e?.
RAILWAY CONTROL. HIGHER RATES NEXT MONTH HOW WAOES QUESTIONS Wil l, 15E SEtTVED. P, D. Sir Eric Geddw, on Wodneslay night, indicated that when the Ministry of Trans- port assumes its control so far as it exists—of the railways on January 1st the companies will be more individually under their own management than has been hitherto expected. The Ministry wiifl limit its powers to safeguarding the financial transactions as between the railways ahd the State. In rejrard to w.%ipq nufMion Sir Eric st, at, ed. that after the present negotiations were over, such matters will be referred finally to the National Wages Boatd. Speaking of the "rictitiously low railway rates," the Minister said he hoped to place these on an economic basis before January 15th..