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THE NEWS ROOM
1904


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: January 1st. 1904.

THE PROPOSED OPEN-AIR BATHS

The Mayor (Mr. W. G. Thomas) has received official intimation that Mr. Lloyd Hughes, of Coed Helen, is prepared to lease the portion of the foreshore required by the Corporation for the purposes of open-air baths on the Menai Straits on a 75 years' lease at an annual rental of 1. This arrangement covers also certain questions of right which were in dispute between the estate and the Corporation. This satisfactory termination of a matter which had threatened to cause considerable trouble is largely due to the personal intervention of Mr. Lloyd Carter, who very earnestly supported the application of the Corporation for the neccessary facilities to construct the proposed baths.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: January 15th. 1904.

PERSONAL

Mr. H. Lloyd Carter, who met with an accident some time ago, has gone to a Liverpool Hospital, to undergo special treatment.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: January 15th. 1904.

PROPOSED GROCERS' ASSOCIATION

There is a movement on foot in the town, having for its object the formation of a Grocers' Association for Carnarvon. It is felt that in a town of this size, there ought to be a strong organisation of grocers.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: January 15th. 1904.

LADY TURNER AND THE COTTAGE HOSPITAL

At a meetng of the committee of this institution, held on Friday last, a letter was read from Lady Turner, Parkia, announcing her intention of contributing 30 per annum towards the funds of the Hospital in memory of her late husband, Sir Llewelyn Turner.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: January 15th. 1904.

LABOUR BUREAU

On Saturday, the Carnarvon Corporation opened a Labour Bureau at the Guild Hall, in order to secure employment to the scores of men who are out of work in the town. It is proposed to proceed with public improvements without delay. Scores of men applied for work, and were taken on.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: January 15th. 1904.

DEATH OF AN OLD INHABITANT

Yesterday morning, the death took place, in her 87th. year, of Mrs. Margaret Horan (better known as "Granny Horan"). Although not a native of the town, she has resided in Carnarvon for a great number of years. In former years she performed a great deal of sick nursing, when she resided at the old Mona. Deceased, who was a faithful member of the English Wesleyan Chapel, leaves several grand and great-grand children to mourn her loss.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: January 22nd. 1904.

INQUEST

On Friday, Mr. Pentir Williams, coroner, held an inquest touching the death of John Williams, Victoria-street, who died on Tuesday. The deceased used to work with the saw at the yard of Messrs. H. Owen and Son, and about three months ago, whilst oiling the machinery, the ladder on which he stood turned and he fell to the ground, slightly injuring his left side. Five weeks ago, he was taken ill. Dr. John Williams said that he was of opinion that a gathering on the brain had caused death, and it was possible that the fall had caused inflammation, which resulted in the gathering. The jury, of which Mr. J. Rhys Morgan was foreman, returned a verdict in accordance of this opinion.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: February 19th. 1904.

THE STORM

A terrible storm of wind and rain, accompanied by heavy thunder and lightning, was experienced on Friday night. Considerable damage was caused to property in the town, roofs and chimney pots especially suffering. Three valuable ornamental gas globes in front of Moriah Chapel were blown to pieces.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: February 26th. 1904.

SIR LLEWELYN TURNER'S MONUMENT

A handsome pure white marble monument has just been erected by Messrs. Hugh Jones and Co., Marble Works, Carnarvon, at the head of the grave of the late Sir Llewelyn Turner, at Llanfairisgaer Church. The monument, which is 13 foot high and surrounded by Anglesey marble kerb and railing, bears a white marble figure leaning to the cross. The monument bears the simple inscription: "In loving memory of Llewelyn Turner, of Parkia, born February 11, 1823; died September 18, 1903; youngest son of the late William and Jane Turner, of Parkia. Whate'er was true he loved."


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: March 4th. 1904.

THE SWITCHBACK

This is the name given to that portion of the road between Turf Square and the Railway Station on account of its disgraceful state. Large pools of water of a considerable depth have made the road most unsuitable for traffic recently.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: March 4th. 1904.

NO INFECTION

The inhabitants of Carnarvon are to be congratulated upon the fact that there is at present no case of infectious disease in the town. The cases of scarlet fever in the borough hospital have been reduced to three, and the patients are now convalescent.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: March 11th. 1904.

AN OLD VOTER

Mr. Owen Griffith, a voter in the Western Ward (Division 1), on Saturday, recorded his vote at the County Council election. Mr. Griffith is 96 years of age, and is probably the oldest voter in the county.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: March 11th. 1904.

THE ELECTRIC LIGHT

A meeting of the most influential ratepayers of Carnarvon met on Tuesday at the Sportsman Hotel, under the presidency of Mr. C. A. Jones, in order to discuss the best way to oppose the Town Council's scheme for the supply of electricity. According to this scheme, the work will cost 17,000, whereas it is maintained that the town can be lit with electricity at a far less sum. A small committee was appointed to arrange for the holding of public meetings in the town, and for organising opposition the the Town Council's application for sanction to borrow the money at the Local Government Board inquiry. A resolution was passed unanimously in favour of opposing the scheme, but all present was in favour of lighting the town by electricity.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: March 25th. 1904.

THE PROPOSED BATHS

On Thursday morning, a letter was received by the Corporation from the Local Government Board, referring to the visit paid to them by the Mayor and the Deputy-Town-Clerk with reference to the proposed open-air baths on the Menai Straits, stating that the board of Trade's requirements having been satisfied, sanction was now given to borrow 2500 in order to proceed with the work, the money to be repayable in 20 years. These terms are exactly similar to those granted to Bangor.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: April 8th. 1904.

FORTY YEARS' SERVICE

This week, Mr. Thomas Jones, the popular postmaster of Carnarvon, completed his fortieth year of service in the post-office.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: April 8th. 1904.

GAS FOR COOKING

As appears from a notice in our advertisement columns, Messrs. John Wright and Co. will shortly open an exhibition of their gas cooking and heating stoves and other labour saving appliances in the town. There will be cooking demonstrations each day.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: April 15th. 1904.

ELECTRIC LIGHTING

A public meeting of ratepayers will be held at the Guild Hall on Monday next, April 18th, at 8 o'clock, to oppose the application by the Town Council to borrow 17,000 for electric lighting.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: May 6th. 1904.

POACHING

At the Carnarvon County Petty Sessions, on Saturday, John Lovell, Mountain-street, was charged by William Williams, a keeper in the employ of Mr. J. E. Greaves, with fishing in preserved waters. - Mr. H. Lloyd Carter prosecuted, and the keeper said he found the men fishing late at night within the preserved portion of the river. - A fine of 1 and costs and half the advocate's fee was imposed.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: May 6th. 1904.

INQUEST

On Saturday, Mr. Pentir Williams held an inquest at the County Hall, touching the death of Robert Hockey, an upholsterer, who died suddenly at a common lodging-house in Northgate-street. Evidence was given that on Thursday the deceased went into the yard, and was taken ill, and found apparently dead shortly afterwards. Dr. John Evans, who was called to him, pronounced life to be extinct. - Deceased's wife, who lives at Colwyn Bay, said that he had for years suffered from heart disease, and was often taken suddenly ill. - The jury returned a verdict of "Death from natural causes."


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: May 13th. 1904.

THE LICENSING BILL

Resolutions protesting against the Licensing Bill were passed at the various Nonconformist Chapels on Sunday night.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: May 13th. 1904.

PERSONAL

Mr. Isaac Parry, the manager of Messrs. Lake and Co.'s factory, near Pontrug, has been lying ill at the Cottage Hospital for some weeks, but we are glad to state that he is improving slowly.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: May 13th. 1904.

INQUEST

On Friday, Mr. Pentir Williams, coroner for North Carnarvonshire, held an inquest at the County Hall, touching the death of the eighteen months old child of John Cromwell, a window cleaner. The child was put to bed with its parents on Monday night, and some time later the clothes of the little one were found to be on fire. The child was badly burnt about the hands and arm, and died on Wednesday from shock. The mother, in her evidence, said that the child whilst in bed must have got hold of a lighted candle which had been placed by the bedside. The child became seriously ill on Wednesday, and she summoned a doctor. She denied that she and Cromwell were drunk on Monday night. She was advised by a neighbour to summon a doctor on Tuesday, but she did not do so, as she did not think it was necessary. - The Coroner, in summing up, commented on the fact that neither the mother nor the father knew how the child's clothes caught fire. - The jury returned a verdict of death from shock, and asked the coroner to censure the parents for their neglect. - The coroner, in doing so, said that the jury had taken a very lenient view of the parents' conduct.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: May 20th. 1904.

PERSONAL

We regret to state that Alderman J. P. Gregory, J.P., is indisposed, and is confined to his house by order of the doctors.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: May 20th. 1904.

CHURCHWARDENS

Mr. John Hughes, Clarke-terrace, and Mr. Owen Roberts, High-street, have been appointed churchwardens of Llanbeblig.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: May 20th. 1904.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS

Owing to increase of business, Mr. Ranleigh Jones, Dentist, has removed from St. David's Road, to "Gwyndy," North Road, which will be very convenient for him and his clients. "Gwyndy" is next door to where Mr. Harding carried on business for many years.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: May 20th. 1904.

ALLEGED BURGLARY

Some time during Saturday and Sunday, a shop in Mountain-street was broken into, and a considerable sum of money and other articles taken away. The police having investigated the case, discovered that a number of boys were implicated, and these will be charged before the magistrates in due course.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: May 20th. 1904.

FELL INTO THE RIVER

On Friday morning, whilst Maggie Jones, Mountain-street, who is employed at Messrs. Lake and Company's Woollen Factory, was cleaning a can on the banks of the River Seiont, she fell into the water. Some of the employees went out, and found the girl in the river. They informed Mr. Hughes, the foreman, who happened to be near at the time, and he went to the riverside, and rescued the girl. It appears that after she fell into the river her clothes caught in the branch of a tree, and this prevented her from being carried away. She was in an unconscious condition when brought out of the water.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: June 10th. 1904.

ACCIDENT ON THE QUAY

Whilst engaged in unloading a vessel near the limekiln on the quay, on Wednesday night, a bucket swung from the ship fell upon the head of John Pierce, labourer, Baptist-street, inflicting injuries so severe that he was taken home in a critical condition.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: June 17th. 1904.

THE POLICE FORCE

Once again we hear complaints that the police force in Carnarvon is not sufficient to cope with the work. There used to be nine constables in the town twenty years ago, but for some reason they have been reduced to seven.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: June 17th. 1904.

AN ENJOYABLE TRIP

Yesterday was observed as a general holiday throughout the various shops, mills, and factories of Lake and Co. Ltd., on the occasion of the trip to Dinas Dinlle, generously granted by this enterprising and successful firm to their employees, numbering close upon 200. Considerable interest was evinced at Carnarvon both at the departure and return of the numerous vehicles and large crowds assembled in Castle-square and along the streets passed en route. The weather, after the most gloomy prospects, turned out to be of the most enjoyable description. The whole of the spacious bungalow belonging to the Carnarvon Bay Hotel had been reserved for the party, and the scene in the large hall where dinner and tea were provided under the most admirable arrangements of Mr. Kunz, was most impressive, especially when votes of thanks were proposed and passed with exclamation. Short but eloquent speeches were delivered by Mr. W. B. Jones and Mr. W. Ellis, on behalf of the employees, and suitably acknowledged by Mr. John Evans, chairman of the company. Several photographs of the party in one group were taken by Mr. Williams, High-street. Sports were also indulged in during the afternoon on the sunny slope of Dinas Dinlle, and a most enjoyable day was brought to a conclusion without a single mishap or hitch in any of the arrangements.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: June 24th. 1904.

THE TWTHILL MONUMENT

Arrangements have been made for the unveiling of the monument raised by public subscription on Twthill Bach in memory of the Carnarvonshire men who fell in the Transvaal War on Saturday week by the Lord-lieutenant. A procession will afterwards be formed, and will proceed to the County Hall, where Mrs. Assheton-Smith will unveil a brass tablet.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: July 1st. 1904.

THE ELECTRIC LIGHT

A special adjourned meeting of the Town Council was held on Friday night, the Mayor (Councillor W. G. Thomas) presiding. The meeting had been called to discuss the question of the site of the proposed electric light works, but inasmuch as the committee had not completed its work, the matter was deferred.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: July 8th. 1904.

ADVERTISEMENT

CARNARVON
TRADES EXHIBITION
To be Opened
ON TUESDAY NEXT, JULY 12th,
At Three o'clock, in the
PAVILION, CARNARVON,
AND REMAINING OPEN UNTIL FRIDAY,
JULY 22nd.
______

HANDSOME AND COSTLY STANDS
by several of the
WORLD'S LARGEST MANUFACTURERS,
together with some of
THE TOWN'S LEADING TRADESMEN.
______

THE ARIZONA BAND
Will Play
HIGH-CLASS SELECTIONS DURING
THE TIME THE EXHIBITION
IS OPEN.
______

COOKING LECTURES.
FREE TASTING STANDS.
COMPETITIONS, VALUABLE PRIZES.
TRADES AT WORK AND NUMEROUS
OTHER ATTRACTIONS.
______

DON'T FAIL TO SEE THE LINOTYPE
MACHINE AT WORK.
______

ADMISSION FREE
Except on Saturday Evening, July 16th,
when the
NANTLLE VALE ROYAL SILVER BAND
Will perform, and a charge of 3d made.
______

Open 2 to 5, and 6 till 10 each day.
C. F. BILSON. Manager.



From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: July 15th. 1904.

TRADES EXHIBITION

The Trades' Exhibition, which was opened in the Pavilion on Tuesday, has been well patronised during the week, and promises to be as successful as any of its predecessors. Most of the stalls in the exhibition are those of well-known English firms, but there are also a few local firms, notably Mr. Griffith Jones, of Pool-street; Mr. Noble, and Mr. Gwenlyn Evans. Cookery and laundry lectures have been provided and they are well attended. There is also a phrenologist and a cinematograph entertainment in addition to a musical programme by the Arizona band.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: July 15th. 1904.

AN INTERESTING CARGO

A cargo of 252 tons of steel rails arrived in the harbour on Monday from Belgium for the extension of the Narrow Gauge Railway to Beddgelert.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: July 22nd. 1904.

DEATH OF A CENTENARIAN

The death occurred on Sunday, at Waterloo Port, of Mrs. Finch, the oldest inhabitant in the town. She was 100 years of age, but since she celebrated her birthday on the last day of the old year, her health had been somewhat indifferent. Mrs. Finch and her family settled in Carnarvon about fifteen years ago. Her remains were removed to Worcester for internment on Tuesday.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: July 22nd. 1904.

CHARGE OF FALSE PRETENCES AGAINST A DOCTOR

At a special Police Court, on Saturday, a man named John Kirk, who described himself as an M.D., Melbourne, was charged with obtaining food and lodgings under false pretences from Mrs. Owen, 3, Segontium-terrace. It was stated that the defendant stayed in lodgings from Monday till Wednesday and then departed without paying, being afterwards arrested at Llangefni. He was remanded for a week.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: July 29th. 1904.

GAS

There are now over 1100 gas cookers in the town, of which over 400 have slot meters, proving that the working classes of the town are going in largely for cookers. The Corporation are this week engaged in laying down bigger mains in the neighbourhood of Twthill, in order to meet the demand for more gas.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: August 12th. 1904.

A GHOST STORY

Though we live in the twentieth Century a tale has got abroad that the "Arvon," the Corporation's ferry boat, is haunted. Nor is the tale regarded as an "idle rumour," for strange voices and apparitions are stated to have recently been heard and seen and for some time past no one has dared to remain on the "Arvon" overnight, though according to the Corporation's regulations this should be done. One of the crew declared that he had seen a white spectre in the cabin, had heard strange knocking close to him when at meals in the cabin and that lumps of coal, hammers, and other articles are being hurled through the funnel. An alderman the other day went to question the man who was alleged to have seen and heard these things. He told him his story. The alderman told him not to be foolish, but the man on board referred him to another member of the crew, who when questioned declined to deny the story. The whole affair is wrapped in mystery, and will probably receive prompt attention by the Ferry Committee, for at present people will not under any consideration approach the "Arvon" after dark.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: August 12th. 1904.

A DUCKING

Some men indulging in rather violent horseplay on Castle-square on Wednesday began to throw water from the fountain at each other. Eventually the fun became serious and one of them took hold of another and lifted him bodily into the fountain, whence he was allowed to get out the best way he could. The spectators were naturally amused, but the victim swore vengeance.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: August 12th. 1904.

THE PROPOSED OPEN-AIR BATHS

"Menai Straits" (Chester) writes as follows to a contemporary:- "It is gratifying to note that the Carnarvon Town Cuncil have, by a small majority, decided on having public baths in that town. It is, however, to be hoped they will find a more suitable spot than the neighbouring town of Bangor, the approach to Siliwen baths there being far from safe. If more swimming and other baths were built in the Principality and fewer chapels the better it would be for Wales."


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: August 26th. 1904.

ELECTRICITY

There is at last hopes that the Carnarvon Electric Light Works will be erected some time before the end of the year. The land purchased on Balaclava-road has been pegged out previous to cutting the foundation.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: September 2nd. 1904.

WILL OF MR. HUGH HUMPHREYS

Mr. Hugh Humphreys, of Hendregaerog, Carnarvon, printer and publisher, who died on the 2nd. May, 1896, left estate to the gross value of 12,825, 6s, 5d, with no net personalty, and probate of his will, dated 29th. January, 1894, with a codical of the 30th. January, 1894, has been granted to his daughter, Miss Edith Alice Humphreys, his sister-in-law, Miss Susan Davey, having renounced probate. He left one-half of his estate to his said daughter absolutely, and he left the other moiety in trust for Susan Davey for life, and subject to her interest he left the said moiety to his daughters Caroline Davey Evans and Jane Maria Griffith.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: September 9th. 1904.

FOOTBALL

A match between the Carnarvon Celts and the Bangor Swifts, played on Saturday, ended in a victory for the Swifts by three goals to one.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: September 16th. 1904.

THE NEW RAILWAY

The work of pegging out the route of the extension of the Narrow Gauge Railway from Dinas to Carnarvon was commenced on Thursday, and will be taken in hand without delay.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: September 23rd. 1904.

THE SHOP ASSISTANTS

Once more the shop assistants of Carnarvon are attempting to form a union, and a meeting in connection with the local branch was held on Monday evening, when Mr. Pearse, of the National Union, delivered a stirring address. The chair was occupied by Councillor P. Angel.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: September 23rd. 1904.

A DOUBLE FUNERAL

On Thursday, the funeral took place of a brother and sister, the son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Owens, Hendre-street, aged respectively 21 and 18 years. The daughter died on Sunday, and the son on Tuesday night. The greatest sympathy is manifested with the family in their deep bereavement.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: September 23rd. 1904.

THE ELECTRIC LIGHT

The work of laying the electric cable along the streets has been commenced, and it is hoped that it will have been completed by the month of November, when next year's Mayor will inaugurate his year of office by turning on the light.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: September 30th. 1904.

THE NEW BATHS

The work in connection with the new baths over the Aber has now been commenced, and about 80 men are employed there.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: September 30th. 1904.

THE MERRIE MEN

The boards of the Guild Hall were occupied on Thursday evening by Mr. E. H. Williams's "Merrie Men," of Rhyl fame. The hall was packed, which speaks highly of the company. The musical sketch was a rare treat. Mr. Charles Drew fairly brought down the house with his humourous character songs.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: September 30th. 1904.

THE SCHOOLS

There are serious complaints that the Carnarvon Council Schools are much overcrowded. In one room there are over ninety little children, with accommodation for only about fifty. The other rooms are also overcrowded, and very badly ventilated. There have recently been several cases of illness among children, said to be traceable to the overcrowding and poor ventilation.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: October 7th. 1904.

THE PRISON FULL

Just at present Carnarvon Prison is full and batches of prisoners are frequently taken away to English prisons. Most of those who have been incarcerated lately are tramps, who are sent from Merionethshire.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: October 7th. 1904.

SCENES AT THE YACHT CLUB

There were some lively scenes at a meeting of the Royal Welsh Yacht Club this week. Some local gentlemen who are very popular in Carnarvon were black balled, and consequently the names of other gentlemen, who were to have been nominated, were withdrawn. Prominent members of the club, who have taken an active part recently, spoke strongly on the matter. One member is reported to have observed that some of them ought to be horsewhipped, and others were called "snobs and upstarts."


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: October 14th. 1904.

AN OLD WELL

During the course of some excavations now being carried on near the Priory, the workmen came across an old well covered by slabs, at a depth of about two feet from the surface. The well was over 32 feet deep, and in a splendid state of preservation. It was thought at first that it was an old Roman well, but subsequent examination showed that it could not be as old as that, and was probably constructed at a far more recent date. The well has now been filled up.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: October 28th. 1904.

ALL JONESES

A wedding was celebrated at Llanbeblig on Tuesday, at which everybody concerned was named Jones. The vicar officiating was the Rev. J. W. Wynne Jones, M. A., the bridegroom and the best man were Joneses, and the bride and the bridesmaid were Misses Jones. The gentleman who marshalled the procession into the church was Mr. Marshall.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: November 4th. 1904.

CYCLE ACCIDENT

Fred Weedon, a mechanic in the employ of Messrs. E. Jones and Son, cycle manufacturers, Carnarvon, met with a serious accident on Monday night whilst riding a bicycle attached to a motor cycle. The machine on which Weedon rode collided with a stone on the road near Bettws Garmon, with the result that he was thrown violently to the ground, sustaining a fracture of the right arm and other injuries. He is now an inmate of the Carnarvon Cottage Hospital.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: Novemberber 11th. 1904.

THE DEATH-RATE

The death-rate for October amounted to 8.5 per thousand of the population, comparing to 20.9 for the same month last year.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: November 11th. 1904.

THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

There is a movement on foot among the Carnarvon shop assistants to secure the closing of the shops of the town on the Tuesday following Christmas, and a committee, under the presidency of Mr. D. T. Lewis, met the other night to discuss ways and means.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: November 18th. 1904.

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

The shop assistants of Carnarvon met again on Tuesday night, and decided to ask the Mayor to declare Tuesday following Christmas a public holiday in the town.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: November 18th. 1904.

THE ELECTRIC LIGHT WORKS

The work of laying the cables in the town has now been practically completed, and the construction of the building at Balaclava is well in progress. It is hoped the whole work will be completed by Christmas.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: November 18th. 1904.

MORGAN ELLIS AGAIN

Morgan Ellis, a well-known local character, was charged before the Mayor and ex-Mayor, on Tuesday, with absconding from the Carnarvon Workhouse with workhouse clothing in March last. - He was sent to prison for one month with hard labour.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: November 25th. 1904.

CHEAP JACKS

We understand that the jewellers of the town have petitioned the Mayor to take action with the view of preventing the sale of watches and jewellery by cheap jacks on the Castle-square.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: November 25th. 1904.

THE FIRST BANNS

Though St. Mary's Church has been erected several hundreds of years ago, the first banns were only published there last Sunday. The Church has only recently been registered to solemnise marriages.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: December 9th. 1904.

THE MAYOR'S FREE BREAKFASTS

We understand that his Worship the Mayor has sent to Mr. J. Tryfan Jones, the headmaster of the Council School, 500 more tickets to provide little children with free breakfasts, making a total of 2000.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: December 9th. 1904.

LEFT THE TOWN

Mr. D. T. Lewis, late manager of Mr. W. Jones's establishment in Pool-street, has left Carnarvon to take up an important position at Wellington. Mr. Lewis took a deep interest in several good movements in the town, and especially in matters affecting the Labour interest.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: December 9th. 1904.

BEATEN WITH HIS BATON

Before the Mayor and J. P. Gregory, Esq., on Friday, James Green and Thomas M'Donald, navvies, were charged with playing pitch-and-toss in Bangor-road, and assaulting P. C. Guest, who spoke to them. They took his baton from him and beat him with it. - For gaming, the defendants were each fined 10s. and costs, and for the assault they were sentenced to 14 days' imprisonment.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: December 9th. 1904.

A LAMP EXPLOSION

On Monday night, an explosion took place at Coventry House in Pool-street. It appears that Mrs. Jones had caused a paraffin lamp to be placed in her bedroom to warm the atmosphere before she retired. The lamp exploded, and the bed clothes and window curtains took fire. Fortunately, P. C. Jones (48) and Mr. J. Barlow noticed the flames from the outside, and rushed in. They succeeded in putting out the flames before great harm was done. No one was injured.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: December 16th. 1904.

PUBLIC WORKS

The new baths on the Aber shore, which are being carried out under the supervision of Mr. Hall, the borough surveyor, are making good progress, and fine brick buildings are now being put up. It is expected that the work will be completed by the early summer. With regard to the electric works, which Mr. Goodman superintends, much progress has been made, and the building at Balaclava is being pushed forward with much energy.


From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: December 23rd. 1904.

THE FIRST WEDDING

The first wedding to be celebrated at St. Mary's Church took place on Wednesday, the happy couple being Miss Kate Jones, of the Dock House, and Mr. Alfred Fox, a sailor. There was a large congregation, made up mainly of naval men. The Vicar of Llanbeblig officiated, and handed to the happy couple the customary Family Bible. They also received suitable presents from the Sunday School and the choir.



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