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CORWEN AND DISTRICT NOTES
CORWEN AND DISTRICT NOTES. Llawenydd genym oedd gweled Pte. Caradog Davies, Crmadian Contingent, adref am ychydig ddyddiau. Edrycha yn rhagorol iawn. Mab hynaf Mr. David Davies, Brynteg, Cor- wen, ydyw Private Davies. Four Corwen Cyclists bad a lively experience last August Bank Holiday. They started out for a cycling tour round the coast, via Bettws-y-coed, Old Colwyn, Abergele, Rhyl and Denbigh Before arriving at Bettws-y- coed on the outward journey it started rain- ing in torrents but they continued the journey and arrived at St. Asaph about 9 p.m. wet through and very tired but they were deter- mined to get home-after passing St. Asaph the trouble started, it was pouring rain all the time—first of all they missed the road and had travelled four miles in the wrong direction before they found out their mistake—still raining—they returned to the Denbigh road half-drowned and spent up," however, they kept going until one of the party broke the chain of his cycle so he was jiggered and it was teeming rain. They all walked into Denbigh and left the damaged cycle for repairs. They then decided to proceed home cc all through the rain at all costs, so they took turns and rode on the step. They approached a farm house and decided to knock the farmer up and ask for a night's lodgings for four but previous to knocking the door thl"y'counted how much money they had between them and this totalled lid.— still raining and getting on for midnight and far from home —it was decided that the tall feliow" should ask for digs." He knocked the door aud ai-ked the farmer if he could accommodate lour gentlemen for the night," the farmer replied in the negative and told them to clear off or lie would put the dog on their track." They then proceeded on their way towards Ruthin when they came across and old outhouse and they decided to have a doss here. Two members of the party could not sleep owing to the rats, etc. creeping about, but the other two slept tight and snored aloud while the sleepless ones guarded them all through the night." At four a.m. they awoke, and, after partaking of breakfast which comprised of apples from an orchard, they then proceeded to Cor- wen through the rain and arrived home at 7 a.m. wet through and worn out and pro- ceeded to work at 8 a.m. One of the poor souls found his home flooded out when he arrived there, after having travelled one hundred miles. Byth eto. Trea y tro nesa'. A local motorist collided with a donkey at -Cynwyd on Monday night last. The cyclist escaped inj ury but Mr. John Parkes* donkey was severely wounded." Mr. Frank Jcnes, Saracens Head Hotel, and Mr. Ward, Bwlch-y-beudy, Cerrig-y-druidion, have joined the motor transport section of the Army Service Corps to-day. Mr. Robert Owen, blacksmith, Liverpool Terrace, and Mr Harry Williams, Brook Street, Corwen, also Mr. Lewis Edward Rees, saddler, Reliance House, Corwen, have joined the Royal Engineers. Several other Corwen men intend joining the colours next week. Dr. T. H. Parry Williams, Rhyd-ddu, Car- narvon, winner of the Crown and Chair at Bangor National Eisteddfod last week is a brother to Mr. R. W. Parry Williams, of the London City and Midland Bank, Corwen, and is also a relation to Mr. E. Morris, Liverpool Terrace, Corwen. At the Parish Council Meeting held last Friday evening a question was raised as to the Clerkship. The Minute Book recorded that about 20 years ago at the request of the Council Mr. Lloyd John consented to perform the duties of that office as deputy and has continuously acted as such-of course without remuneration. Mr. Glyn Owen, late of Corwen, has been promoted manager of the Llanfairfecban L. C. and M. Bank. Don't forget to pay a visit to Cerrig Show on Aug. 26th, 1915. Great Attractions. Messrs. Bostock and Wombwell's Gigantic Menagerie will visit Corwen about the first week in September. This is one of the finest and largest shows travelling. The show in- cludes a real live African Hippopotamus (the ouly one travelling) and a Baby Elephant, 35 inches high. Mr. William Williams Jones, caretaker of Corwen Library, reported to the Corwen Parish Council that he had caught a man named William Williams pilfering with the lock of one of the offices at the rear of the Read- ing Room. The Council gave orders to Wm. Williams Jones to keep William Williams out of the Library for ever and ever. Pool Bilw has now received a sentence for life, here and hereafter About 100 people from Burnley visited Corwen in Motor Chara bancs on Sunday and billeted at the principal hotels and private houses over night. They proceeded on Mon- day morning for a week's tour through North Wales. They were a lively" crowd but did not give the police any trouble. Another large party is expected at Corwen next Sunday evening. The annual Egg and Flower Service was held at Corwen Parish Church last Sunday when the Rev. Alfred Abel, Llangar, preached an excellent st-rmon. The eggs-170 in number—together with the flowers will be contributed towards the National Eggs Collection for the Wounded." Forthcoming British Red Cross Sale.— W e notice from our adveitising columns that our local Auctioneers (Messrs. Diggory and Chap- man) have undertaken to give their services free of charge to cond uct and promote a Sale by Public Auction at any early date at the Corwen Smithfield. Contributions of any description from a Motor Car or Fat Beast down to a Cabbage or Pot of Jam are earnestly requestsd for the above worthy object. We trust that the surrounding Gentry and Local Farmers and Townspeople will heartily support this movement and send their con- tributions, however small, and so make the Sale a great success. These Sales are being held all over the country. The whole of the proceeds will be handed over to the above Fund. We learn that Mr. R. J. Wright, Coal Merchant, Ruabon, who is well known in this district has already contributed ten shillings. Send your entries to the Autioneers at once. Mr. R. H. Williams will preach at the English Congregational Church, Corwen, on August 15th, and will then commence his duties as Pastor of that Church on that day. We are glad to know that steps are being taken in Corwen on behalf of the national effort which is being made to show our appreciation of the sacrifices which Russia has suffered on behalf of the Allied Cause. It is. proposed to make a house-to-house penny collection to be followed by a Flag-day and it is hoped by these means that a substantial sum will be realised in aid of the Russian Red Cross Society. According to the report of the Corwen Parish Council only 10 (ten) books were- borrowed from the Library during a whole- month. Evidently people are not keen on borrowing the books and if they are not worth borrowing surely they are not worth stealing. Why waste money on a new lock ? Sir Robert Fossett's Circus will visit Corwen. on Wednesday, August 18th. The Annual Summer Sales commence at Waterloo House and Commerce House, Corwen on Tuesday next. Cyhoeddiadau.—Annibynwyr, Parch. J. W.. Foulkes, Darwen, am 10 a 6 Method]stiaid,. Parch. D. Hughes, Travsfynydd Wesleyaid, Mr. J. Phillips, Llandrillo, am 10, a'r Parch. Owen Hughes am 6 Bedyddwyr, Cyfarfod Gweddio am 10, a'r Parch. H. C. Williams am. 6 English Chapel, Rev. R. H. Williams. Tins of beef have been used for mending roads in Flanders but some visitors to the boarding houses round our coast say that tons of good pacing material under the name of steak is offered for human consumption at Is.6d. per pound. Pt ople are complaining that there are no cheap tickets issued on home railways but Lord Kitchener is offering a good selection of free tours to all eligible young xuea both at home and abroad.