Teitl Casgliad: Llangollen advertiser, Denbighshire, Merionethshire, and North Wales Journal (1860-1893)
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CAMP NOTES. PARK HALL. Brig.-General C. H. P. Carter relinquished the command of the Welsh Reserve Brigade on Friday, and has left Park Hall for military duties in South Wales. His place here has been taken by Brig.-General E. W. Baird, vho has seen active service in France. Captain Butler of hte Monmouth Regiment, who has been a most successful hon. secretary to the Welsh Reserve Brigade Spores Committee for some considerable time, has relinquished chat position on leaving to join the second line of the battalion. These duties will now be taken over by Sec.-Lieut. W. J. Horner, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, who as sports secretary to his battalion has done much to encourarge sport, and is a regular football enthusiast. The Royal Welsh Fusiliers and the King's Liverpool Regiment football te:as met for the first time this sehson on Saturday, and a good game was expected by both sides. As events proved, however, the Welsh ran out easy winners to the tune of nine goals to nothing, the scorers being Good.e, Lloyd and Owen Jones. The Welsh have now the extraordin- ary average of eight goals per match. This wonderful record is prooably unequalled throughout the country for garrison football. On Saturday they are to meet the Loyal North Lanes. This will be their last league match of the season, and as they are still an un- beaten team the question of the hour is--Will the "Loyal North" bespoii their escutcheon? It seems quite unlikely however, but Wait and See!" The Welsh hope to turn out a formidable side, and it will require a very strong half-back line to keep the Fusilier for- Wards in check. The game vail be played ra the R.W.F. ground ai; South 3, and arrange- J ments are being made to "house" a big crowd. oM. The match on Saturday between the Liver- pool Scottish and South Lanes, being declared off owing to the slippery state of the ground, the first-named eleven played a scratch team from their Sergeants' Mess, and, much to everyone's surprise, the tyros won by two goals to 1. I am told that the regular team, how- ever, regarded the goals scored by their op- ponents merely as an act of Providence," and. that the Sergeants themselves are inclined to this view Another football competition is "in the offing," details of which will be published in a, week or so, and the bail is to be kept rolling until the end of April. 1(- -to Mrs. Woolley's Costume Concert Party visited the R. W.F. Institute on Thursday, and gave a highly appreciated entertainment to a full house. The picturesque costumes of the party, backed, up by the excellent stage setting added greatly to the success obtained. Miss Sallie Roberts charmed the audience with her artistic vocal efforts. Miss May Jones, who has recently won several prizes at local eisteddfodau, was again received with eclat, whilst Mr. Walter Roberts's humorous items provoked uproarious laughter. Messrs. Llew. Edwards and Parry Davies received well- merited encores,and Mrs.Woolley's accompani- ments were given with care and ability. The song scenas from "The Passing Show" were musical ge.as. Colonel Gavin thanked Mrs. ,Woolley for again bringing her talented party to the Institute, and expressed his personal pleasure at. the entertainment submitted. Mr. Walter Roberts responded on behalf of Mrs. [W oolley.. 11 £ A successful concert arranged by L.-Corpl. Matchett of the King's Liverpool Regiment (professionally known as Billy ilhtchett") was held in the Monmouth Regimental Insti- ?, r a in i-Li e tute on Wednesday. A capital programme was arranged, the contributors including L.Corpl. Fa--vir-or-C, Hudson, Pte. Alsopp of the Liverpool Scottish, Sergt. Roach, Monmouth Regiment, and Sergt. Rooke, R.A.M.C. » An excellent concert was given at the Church Army hut on Thursday by Mr. Wright's party from Cefn. Solos were rend-ared by Madame Cissie Pvitchard, Miss Mamie Wright, Miss Sallie Jones, Mrs. J. P. Jones, Miss Sallie Rogers, Miss Gwiadvs Edwards, Mr. Bert Corkhill, Mr. Joseph Edwards, and Master Glyn Edwards. Choruses were also sung by the choir. Major Walton of the Park Hall staff presided, and short speeches were made by Capt. Bartlev, S.C.F., and. Captain Davies, R.A.M. C., of Towyn, the latter speak- ing in Welsh. At No. 4 Y.M.C.A. hut on Wednesday a jonost interesting and instructive lecture (0 the Geography of the war area was given by Mr. Percy M. Roxby, of Liverpool University. At No.1 hut, yesterday week, L.Corpl. Cape!, R. W.F., and party gave a first-rate entertain- ment before a crowded audience. The follow- ing contributed to the programme: L.-Corpl. Williams, Sergt. Hogan, Pte. J. W. Lloyd, Pte. L. Jones, Pte. J. L. Jones and Pte. J. Hughes. On Thursday evening Mr. Walter Rowntree lectured on The chiidJiood "f ani- mals," which was much enjoyed, and at the Sunday evening service the Rev. Christmas Jones gave a discourse entitled Saved by his Bible," which wars also illustrated with lan- tern slides. DRUM-MAJOR.
granting Appointments. Sc, W. W WYH:rS HOUNDS wU' me* Satmooy, January 27 Styche (11.0) Monday, January 29 Tuesday, January 30 liannog (,'iG) Thursday, February 1 Duckington tfl-w SituTKiay, February 3 Bangor (11.0) v THE NORTH SHROPSHIRE HOIIND3 I wili mee, I Iri-day, January 26 Kennels for the Hills (10.30) THE UNITED PACK will meet Saturday, January 27 Myndtown (11.15) ￼ Myndtown (11.15)
Mrs. Mary Turner, a widow, who on Christ- inas Day celebrated her 101st birthday, has died at Northop. She had never worn spect- acles or tasted medicine. She leaves one daughter, 12 grandchildren, and 60 great-grand «hiWrcr!
Military Appointments and i Honours j
Military Appointments and Honours. Lieut. Philip As! vorth, Grenadier Guards, has been appointed aide-de-camp to the Duke of Connaught. He resides at Horsley Hall, Gresford, near Wrexham, and in 1909 married a daughter of Sir William Vincent, twelfth baronet, of D'Abernon Chase, Leatherhead, Surrey. His father and grandfather were en- gaged for ,the greater part of last century in the Lancashire cotton industry, and a member of the family was the original of a prominent character in one of the Earl of Beaconsfield's novels ("Sybil"). Lieut. Ashworth, who is 31 years of age, before the war took an in- terest in polities, and was adopted Conserv- ative candidate for North Staffs. Capt. A. Weyman, Leicester Regiment, has been awarded the Military Cross for dis- tinguished service in the field. He went out with the Leicesters in September, 1914, and has been at the front ever since. He is son of Mr. A. W. Weyman, Ludlow, and nephew of Mr. Stanley Weyman, the author, and Mr. H. T. Weyman, solicitor, Ludlow. Temp. Capt. E. C. Abraham, M.B., who was assistant with Dr. T. W. H. Downes, Ludlow, for some years, and who left Ludlow to join the army, has been mentioned in Sir D. Haig's despatch for services in the field. His wife has had the honour of being presented with the Second Class Royal Red Cross. Major the Hon. A. R. Clegg-Hill, R.W.F., a brother of Viscount Hill, who is appointed to the command of a Service Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment, saw considerable service in the South African War, where he was em- ployed with the Mounted Infantry, his services, being rewarded with the D.S.O., together with I' the Queen's and King's medals with eight dasps, Born in 1876, Colonel Clegg-Hill re- i ceived his first commission in 1896, and went on the retired, pay list in 1912. I Capt. (hon. Major) C. F. K. Mainwaring, of I Oteley Park, Ellesmere, who is in his 46th year, is appointed captain of a Machine G-un I Corps (Heavy). He previously held a staff appointment with the Welsh Division. Prior to the war he served for many years in 3rd Oxfordshire Light Infantry, from which he re- tired with rank of hon. Major. Captain Walter H. Godsal, Durham Light Infantry, son of Major ancl- Mri Godsal, Isycoed Park, Whitchurch, who was wounded j in 1914 and mentioned in despatches in June. 1915, and again twelve months agj, has i. ,,cii promoted to the General Staff with the riaik of brigade major. Captain G. C. Mostyn Owen, Shropshire Yeomanry, is seconded for duty with the Egyptian army. He is second son of Colonel C. R. Mostyn Owen. Erway, Ellesmere, and nephew of Mr. A. W. Mostyn Owen, Wood- houses, West Felton. Sec.-Lieut. Philip Percy Kenyon-Slaney, j M. C., Yeomanry, is promoted lieutenant with precedence as from December 23, 1914. He is the eldest son of Mr. P. R. Kenyon-Slaney, brother of the late Colonel Kenyon-Slaney, whose father, William Kenyon, fifth son of Thomas Kenyon of Pradoe, married Frances Catherine, daughter and co-heir of Robert Aglionby Slaney of Hatton Grange. Temp. Lieut. F. H. Lewis, attached Royal Welsh Fusiliers, a son of the Rev. Cancfa Lewis, vicar of Ruabon, has been t?rar)s?i= to a Regular Battalion with seniority from j April 13, 1916. Cadet C. L. F. Boughey, a scion of the Aqualate family, is appointed to a commission in the Grenadier Guards. Lieut. J. M. Owen, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, youngest son of the late Mr. T. Owen, Fern- bank, Oswestry, has been promoted captain. Captain Owen, when war broke out, joined up with the Royal Artists' Rifles, and went with them to France in October, 1914. In j January, 1915, he was given a commission in the R.W.F. He was wounded last year and has had the honour of being mentioned in, despatches. < Cadet G. V. Blake, O. T.C., of Oswestry, was gazetted yesterday to a Commission in the King's Shropshire Light infantry. 1
Ii Border Soldiers Honoured i
Border Soldiers Honoured. i | RECIPIENTS OF THE MILITARY ¡ HECIPIENTS OF THE MILITARY. ￼ MEDAL. j Sergt. Peter Blent,lof the 1st ,Rifle Brigade, I son of Mr. Peter Blent, Farm Cottages, Castle I Fields, Shrewsbury, has been awarded the I Military Medal. Sergt. Blent is a native of Shrewsbury, and 32 years of age. prior to the war he had been on the staff of the Lan- caster County Asylum for about six years, and his wife and three children leside at Moor- lands, Lancaster. As a Reservist he was called up in August, 1914, and has been in France for two years and four months. He | has been in many tight corners, and once was gassed, but with a struggle rallied his men to maintain their position. Twice he was men- tioned in despatches, and has undergone special training in the Infantry School of In struction, gaining excellsnt reports from the Commanding Officer". | Percy Pugh Jones, King's Royal Rifles, of 49, Erddig-road, Wrexham, has been awarded the Military Medal, and in a letter of congra- tulation to his mother his commanding officer J says, "He was acting as my trderly at the! time, and did excellent work in carrying messages under heavy machine gun fire, A Iso, after the attack, he was continually leaving the trench and attending to the wounded who were lying in the open." Sergt. B. C. Hard wick, R.F.A., a son-in- law of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Meredith, 7, Wel- lington-crescent, Welshpool, has been awarded I the Military Medal for bravery in assisting to II put out a fire of a pile of ammunition which was ignited by a German shell in DelvJIe wood. Since then Sergt. Hardwick has been < promoted Battery Quartermaster-Sergeant. ) Before he was called up he was a member of j the Herefordshire Police Force in the Rossj division, stationed, at Hoarwithy. I Other recipients of the Military Medal an- nounced this week: Pte. E. Andrews, Pte. G. Bantow. Actg. Sergt. J. Buckley, Pte. A. G. C. Cockle, L.-Corpl. W. Degnan, Sergt. C. A. Fletcher, Sergt. E. Gilbank, C.Q.M.3. S. Greatwich, Sergt. T. Hambleton,' Sergt. F. Hayward, Pte. J. Hicks, Corpl. (Actg.-Sergt.) W. E. Holmes. Pte. H. J. Meredith, Pte. A. A. Moneil, Corpl. (Actg.-Sergt.) J. Parker, Pte. II. Probert, Sergt. J. Saunders. and. Pte. J. Watkiss, all of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, and Corpl. D. Towers and Sergt. D. n Willi arm of the Roval Welsh Fusiliers,.
The Drink Traffici
[ The Drink Traffic. MR. LEIF JONES M P., AT RHOS. A public meeting in favour of the prohibi- tion of the sale of alcoholic drink during the war was held at Capel Mawr, Rhos, on r 'day evening. There was a large attendance. The Rev. Wynn Davies presided, and was sup- ported by Mr. Leif Jones, M.P.. president of the United Kingdom Alliance, the Rev. E. K. Jones, Cefn, Mesrs. J. Stephen Jones, Isaac Smith, Cadwaladr Morgan, Gethin Davies, Cefn, and several local ministers. Apologies for absence were received from Sir J. Herbt. Roberts, M.P., and Mr. E. T. John, M.P. The Chairman, after congratulating Mr. Leif Jones on his election as a member of the Privy Council, said we were engaged in a great war, and our efficiency was being sadly interfered with. It was the earnest prayer of everyone that the war should be brought io a close as speedily as possible; but we were being held up by a handful of brewers, and for that reason the war must of necessity be unduly prolonged. The only remedy for the disease was the absolute total prohibition of the liquor traffic. They all had faith in the Government; but they could not undefstand why the Government should be so apprehen- sive lest it should interference with the pro- gress of the drink traffic. He hoped the Government would take action to prevent three-fourths of the population suffering from an insufficiency of food in order that one- fourth might be provided with what was abso- lutely unnecessary. (Cheers.) Mr. Leif Jones, after recalling a previous visit to Rhos, gave an address in favour of the total prohibition of the sale of drink our- ing the war. He said the nation had a gigan- tic task to accomplish, an unparalelled burden j to carry. The navy and army and munition j workers had. to be maintained; the Allies had to be financed; and the export trade had to be kept going. Such a task called for the j greatest effort on the part of the whole nation,, j and everyone was bound to contribute to the utmost and to repair from all waste. What had drink done for us? Instead of helping us in this task it had been a constant handrance. j A. Board, of Control had been trying to make this trade a little less dangerous and harmful to the naticn; but the time had come to make an end of all this. To a nation at war, alco- holie drink was a traitor. We were told to waste nothing. Drink was waste frcm he- ginning to end. It wasted food in making it, money in buying it, and men and women in consuming it. The waste of food was very great. A million bushels of grain every week was used, and. this would make ad much bread as would feed the whole of the armies of France and England. It used ap as mnch sugar as would supply the whole of our armies. The first act of the new Government ought to be to say that no more food should be used to make alcoholic drink. Much of the food so used had to be brought -ver from! abroad., so that it used up our tonnage, and ) again the Government should declare tnat no I tonnage should be used for conveying brewers' j materials to this country. The money spent on drink in 1915 was £ 182,000,000, and. in 1916, in spite of the Board of Control, the I total was likely to exceed £ 200,000,000. j With England borrowing money at over 5 per cent, it was scandalous to allow this waste to go on. In the last eight months cu vodka drinking in Russia LII,000,000 was taken out of the savings banks. In the drj-t twelve | months of prohibition in Russia £ 80,000,000 was put into the savings banks; aad :n the first nine months of 1916 over had been put into the Russian savings banks. The j conviction that alcoholic d.rink was met nsis tent with good work and emcj'mcy was driv- ing America rapidly into prohibition, and it. I ought to drive our Government to proclaim it here during the war. The Clyde ship- owners declared that the first essential step to the maximum production of ships and engines was the immediate and total prohibi- tion of the sale of alcoholic drink. If the Government led in this matter they need not be afraid that the people would fail to re- spoud. They had never refused to respond to the demands of the Government for any sacri- fices that would lead to the more effective pro- secution of the war. (Cheers.)
i TIME TABLE FOR SUBDUING ILIGHTSI
i TIME TABLE FOR SUBDUING I LIGHTS. Friday. January 26 646 Saturday, January 27 647 Sunday, January 28 649 ￼ Monday, January 29 C 51 jj Tuesday, January 30 6 53 Wednesday. January 31 6 5o j 6 57 Friday, February 2 6 59 ) liOTE.-All vehicles are Tequired "to cany lights one ) hour aDd a half earlier than the times above stated. I
Mr. James Parker, M.P. (Labour), has been appointed a Junior Lord of the Treasury in I succession to Mr. George H. Roberts, M. P
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IARMYS NEED OF MEN
I ARMY'S NEED OF MEN. YOUTHS OF 18 TO SR-RVID. A new order was published this week reducing the age limit when men become eligible for military service from 18 yeats and seven months to is years, On attaining their eighteenth birthday they mast j report for home- service.The only exceptions are ap- premt;cfts on urgent war work. The arrangement by which they are not seat to tbelront till they are i 19 is rot affected. | Tribunals have been informed that all mien fit for general service, or garrison duty abroad who -an be pa red without serious detriment to work of i tial national jnport-ance should be made available for service before April, particularly men under 31. Halif of the men engaged in agriculture to wboca exemption has been refused by tribunals are being calle,d up for military service. Arrangements are ako being made as quickly as possible to ,1a(. I several thousands of C 3 men at the disposal of the | farmers. j The Enfield tribunal on Saturday upheld the claim for complete exemption of a rejected recruit -who had I not received the "pink form" beroTe. September 1. I SHROPSHIRE ESTATE OWNER TO JOIN UP Ivor Williams, said to be a man of independent means and owner of an estate in Shropshire, made his fifth appearance before the Blackpool magistrates oil Monday, chaTged with being an absentee under the Military Service Act. At a'previous hearing, he said he had. served to the Flying Corps, and a!-so in the Royal Irish Regiment, from which he had been discharged as medically unfit. He asked to be allowed out on bail for a few de..ys, but the bench ordered him to be handed over to the military. EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYED. The particular attention of empiotyeis is directed by the Wa,r Oflice to the new Defence of the Realm Regulation 41a, which entirely replaces the previous Regulation and also imposes new obligations on em- ployers of male persons bc-.t veen the a,ge,s of eight. ee.n and forty-two. Such employers must now pre- pare three statements: 1 giving particulars of male employes between 18 and 42 who have been employed for a week or more. 2. of the total numbe,rs of female employees of any age who have been, employ,e.(A for a week or more and of male employes so employ ed who are not within the ages of 18 and 42. TMs is a new re- quirement. 3. of male employees- between the ages of 13 and 42 who have been employed ouring the preced. ing month for leas than a WbÐk (whether still em- ployed or not). The finst two statements must- be kept posted up conspicuously. E-rr-p'oyiere must deliver forthwith to the Appro- priate Recruiting Officer a copy of each statement which they have to prepare, and in the first week of every calendar month must also deliver to him a written report of alterations and additions down to the end of the preceding month. Failure to comply with the provisions of the Reg. ulation or the making of false statements con- stitutes an offence punishable on summary con.
BJlk Dividends and Reports
BJlk Dividends and Reports. LLOYD'S BANK. The profit for the past year, after payment of the annual contribution to the provident and insurance fund, and making full provlsison for contingencies, etc., is £ 1,283,797. To this has to be added £ 106,%9 brought forward, making a total of £1,300,766. Out jf this the usual £ 60,000 has been written off the bank premises account, and £ 520.000 has been appropriated in writing down the bank's investments, which (with the exception of the war loans, which are taken cost) stand at or below market value. Dividend igi per cent., and 1,107,204 is carried forward. Divid- end payable February 6. NATIONAL PROVINCIAL BANK OF ENGLAND. The report of the National Provincial Bank d England for 1916 states that after making provision for all bad and doubtful debts, and for the rebate of discount on current bills and including £ 96 777 brought forward, amounted to £ 1,276,221 (against £ 1,024,613). The interim dividend of 8 per cent., subject to tax ( £ 43,000) absorbed C240000, and a fur- ther dividend of 8 per cemt., making 16 per cent, for the year, £ 240,000; while there has been applied to writing down investments £ 698,000. leaving to ba carried forward, 298,221. To provide for the de. preoiat'on in investments the directors, in addition to the £098,0-00 taken from the profits, have trans- ferred R200,000 from the reserve fund.
THE PRICE OF NEWSPAPERS
THE PRICE OF NEWSPAPERS. At a meeting of t.he Shropshire and North I Wales Newspaper Owners' Association, re- cently held at Chester, Mr. C. W. Small man presiding, Mr. Lewis Jones of Rhyl was elected president, Mr. D. Rowlands of* Welsh- pool, vice-president, and Mr. C. P. Gasquoine of Oswestry, was re-elected honorary secretary. A discussion took place as to the further restrictions in the supply of newspaper, and also as to the in- creasing cost of newspaper, which has gone up in price again during the past fortnight. In North Wales some of the papers have been increased to lid", and whilst it was not thought desirable to increase the price in Shropshire and Montgomeryshire at present, it was stated that the position is a serious one, and that an increase in price or further diminution in size may shortly become neces- sary.
ROSSETT. THE LATE MR. S. WILLIAMS.—Ilta funeral took place at Rossett on January 17 of Mr. Samuel Williams of the Darland Farm, a well-known and highly-respected inhabitant of the district. Mr. Williams took air active part in various brandies of public work. He was a member of the Rossett Presbyterian Church, and in politics took a leading part in the work of the East Denbighshire Liberal Association, act- ing in an executive capacity for the Rossett district. Many old friends and political associ- ates heard of his death with great regret, and universal signs of sympathy were shown at the funeral, which was very largely attended. Those present included the Vicar, the Rev. E. Charley, Mr. Trevor Boscawen, the Rev. Glyn Davies, who conducted the service at the Presbyterian Church, and numerous representatives of the Lancashire, Cheshire and Denbighshire Pres- bytery. RHOSYMEDRE. THE VICAR WELCOMED.—A social was held in the National Schools, on Friday even- ing, to welcome the new vicar, the Rev. D. T. Silian Evans. A large number of parishioners were present, and on their behalf Mr. E. Lloyd Jones extended a hearty welcome to Mr. Evans. Songs were contributed by Mrs. W. H. Thomas, Mrs. Herbert Archer and Miss Gerrard, and "recitations by Miss Colley, Messrs. James Chatham and Isaac Hughes. The accompanist I was Mr. Arthur Archer. The scholars of the Sunday School also had a social. on Saturday afternoon, when nearly 300 children were present. Miss Cissie Archer was the secretary.