Collection Title: Llangollen advertiser, Denbighshire, Merionethshire, and North Wales Journal (1860-1893)
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El THE CHURCHES. 7% Rev. R. O. Herring, curate of West Felton, wilt take up similar duties at Ellesmere this lnan.th. The Bishop of St. Asaph has appointed the Rev. Meredith J. Hughes, vicar of Prestatyn, Itnd, Church Defence secretary for the diocese, to be rural de&n of St. Ass,ph. The Rev.. T. H. Dight, pastor of the Engl'sh Baptist been appointed
j I 1Homeless Oswestry Woman
-—————-———— I } .1 Homeless Oswestry Woman. At Shrewsbury Borough Police Court, on Tuesday, beforti the Mayor '(Mr. S. M. Morris) and other magistrates, Emily Ada Gittens, wife of an Oswestry farm labourer, was charged with wandering abroad without any visible means of subsistence.—P.C. Damies said that at 1.10 that morning he found defendant sitting on a public seat in Ellesmere-roadt. She said she was sitting there because she had no money to pay her lodgings. Inspector Davies said defendant was quite harmless.—Defendant said she had never slept out before, and had been staying at a Frankwell lodging house, where she paid 6d. per night. She refceived some, money from her lawyer every six months in respect of a little bit of property left by her parents. In answer to the Mayor, Gittens said she was willing to go back to Oswestry, and the Bench provided money to pay her railway fare and get food.
I LLANSANTFFRAID. I OBITUARY.— ihe funeral took place on Tuesday week, interment being made in the churchyard, of Mrs. May Pughe, wife of Mr. l'tiche. The deceased had enjoyed remarkably Rood health during her life-time, going about har usual work up to a few days before her death- She was a daughter of the late Mr. Evan Parry, WinUan, and by her removal the neighbourhood has lost one of its oldest inhabit- ants and one who knew the history of the dif- ferent families of the neighbourhood well, as she was endowed with a wonderful memory. Great sympathy is felt with Mr. Pughe, i-ho has reached the advanced,age of 81. Their mar- ried life blad extended over a period of close ttpon 60 years. She was a zealous member of the Wesleyan Church, and had acted as care- taker of the chapel for many years. The prin- cipal mourners were the husband, Mr. Thomas Pughe, Wrexham (son), the Rev. David and lirl Pughe, Leeds (son and daughter-in-law), Mr. Edward Pughe, Westhoughton (son), Mr. Evan Jones, Llansantffraid (son-in-law), Mr. Charles Lee, Birmingham (aon-iri-law), Gwladys, Ronnie, Muriel and May Pughe (grand-daugh- ters), Leh Pughe (grandson), Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Barrett (grand children), Mrs. Mary Parry fswter-in-law), Mrs. Betsy Parry (sister-in-law), j Miss Parry, Manchester, Mrs. Andrews, Man- chester, Mrs. Neill, Mrs. Jones. Ll^nrhaiadr, Mrs. Jones, Rhos Farm, Mrs. R erts,. Cross .a.rrl!1es, Mrs. Roberts, Burgedin; Mr. Thomas I?ramcis Mr. David Parry, Mr. William Parry, ?. John Morn. Mr. Henry Parry, Mrs. Wm. Morris, CoJ1!ryn, Mrs. Wm. Jones, Liverpool, Miss Gittins, Uanfyllin. Mr. Evan Pughe, Bryn- ?och. and Mn Evan Pughe, Cornorion (nephews 4n'-i nieces). The bearers were Messrs. Evans, T'Yisga, Bank Farm, Evans, Cefnybraich, Wansilin, and Watkin, Bryn Vyrnwy. The ser- vice at the chapel WM taken bv the Rev. Gwilym ? Robem W.).T.N R6?erts (W). and W. 't[, Jone (C.M.), and at the ?rive by the Rev. 9 R. Roberts. MiM Mary Edwards was at the oran. and played the Dead March. The wreaths Were beautiful-and numerous..1
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SHHOPSHIRE PROVIDENT I SOCIETY
SHHOPSH,IRE PROVIDENT I SOCIETY. The annual meeting of the Shropshire P ro, j J vident Society was held at Shrewsbury on S.aturday, Mr. Nicholas Robinson presiding. On the proposition of Mr. R. Lloyd Kenyon, seconded by Miss Jebb, Mr. Robinson was re-elected chairman. The Committee, in their annual report, stated that there was a slight increase in the membership, but the sick pay continued to -membership, higher amount than the contri- butions towards it. Mr. Neison, the Society's London actuary, therefore advised the reduc- tion of the periods of, sick pay.—The Secre- tary, Mr. Ecclestone, had been caLed up for military service. The number of members of the Society serving in the army in April, 1917, was 133, and five members had lost their lives in the service of their country. The Chairman said, the sick pay had ex- ceeded the contributions for about three years, and Mr. Neison considered that thio only way to meet the difficulty was to decrease the sick pay. Until me sick pay increased so much a bonus was given each year to their I older members. He knew it was a drastic step that was suggested by their actuary, but he did not know any other society that paid full sick pay for 12 months, as that society I did. Of course, what they had been doing during the iast two or three years was paying the extra sick pay out of the interest on money which they had invested, and that was not a sound, way of dealing with the matter. Every branch of benefit ought to pay its own; way, and the interest on their investments should be available in case of emergency. It was not reasonable that money which had been provided by the older mem bers should be utilised to meet .the extra sick pay. j Mr. J. Parker said the Committee of the I'; Oakengates branch were very strongly against the proposed alteration. On going through the books they found that it would, not make so much difference if they reduced the periods of sick pay. It was the large num- ber of members who went on the club for short periods-a fortnight or three weeks— that had caused the increase. He would sug- i gest thr.-fc instead of raising contributions or decreasing the periods of sick pay, that new members shou'd not be enti t?lei to benefit until 12 months after joining, instead of seven months as at present. Mr. W. M. How said they must increase their receipts or decrease their expenditure. Mr. R. Lloyd Kenyon said that whereas the contributions now amounted to £ 839, the sick pay was £ 1,131, and it was obvious that that could not go on. Miss Jebb said she thought they ought to take the actuary's advice, and reduce the periods of sick pay. Mr. Parker said they must do something to put the sick pay Oùla proper footing, and if th-5 Society improved its position in a year or two they could then go back to the old rule. He proposed, that the period of full sick pay be reduced from 52 to 26 weeks, and ¡ the ptriol of half pay from 104 to 52 weeks. Mr. How, in seconding the motion, said they rnusr, take steps to make their accounts balance, and at present they were heading for disaster. This course had been taken by other societies, and was recommend-ed by their actuarj. It might be hard c;a some of the older members, but it would be harder still on them if they allowed the Society to become insolvent. They could not go on paying out more for sick pay than they were receiving. Mr. R. Evans said the Church Stretton members objected to this proposal, and con- sidered it was unfair to members who had been in the Society 30 or 40 years. Mr. IJignetv said the members at Myddle also objecicd to the proposal for reducing the periods of sick pay, He had been a member 30 yeans and be thought that if this alter- ation was made the new rule should be ap- plicable to new members only. It was an un- fortunate fact that members who declared sick and now received 10s. from the State in addition to their 10s. club money were not in such a hurry to get back to work as they were when they received the club money only.. I The Chairman said that was a very good reason why the periods of sick pay should be -re(iul,ed. Mr. Hignett-Not to old. members. Mr. Parker said although the old members objected to the alteration of this rule it Was really the old members who had made the alteration necessary by bringing about the deficiency. He could not see why the new members should be penalised. Mr. Evans maintained that it was the old members who would be penalised. An amendment, proposed by Mr. Davies, that the full sick pay should be continued for 52 weeks, and the half pay reduced from 104 to 52 weeks, was defeated, and the original motion carried by 12 votes to 7., I ha Committee's report was adopted,' on the propositioii of the re ort was adopted,i on the proposition of the Chairman, seconded by the Rev. P. A. E. Emson. Mr. Lloyd Kenyon proposed That a com- mittee be appointed to investigate the balance sheet as to recommending any alterations which may be desirable in the form of it, and that the committee consist of three members appointed by the executive committee and one rnembci to be appointed by the two large branches—Edesmere and Oakengates. This was carried unanimously. I ¡'he appointment of Mr; R. T. Hughes as temporary secretary, at a sa-.ary of ?100 p?r annum? d unn¡i the absence of Mr. Ecclestone was confirmed, and the recommendation of the Executive Committee that a retaining fee of ?M per annum be paid to Mr. Eccles- j ton d-tiriiit; his absence on military service was also approved.
i LLANFECHAINII I I
i LLANFECHAIN. I -? I- OBITUARY.-— Ihe funeral took place on I Wednesday, the Rector, the Rev. A, E. H. Hyslop, officiating, of Mrs. Griffiths, Brookeide I Cottages (widow of Mr. Thomas .Griffiths, The f Cluzer, Meifod), whose death occurred at the ajre of 74, after. a long. illness, the previous Wednesday. The mourners were Mr. Pryce I Griffiths, son, Mr. and Mrs. Pryce Edwards, j Post Office, Mr. and Mrs. Evans, Cemmaea, and ) the grandchildren. Amongst others present I were Messrs. Isaac Jones, J. M. Jones, D. j Jones and P. Oliver. fill"
The scheme trader which the Munitions Ministry will provide a; considerable number of the 500,000 men required for the army before the end of July began to take effect on 'SW1d
CORKESPONDtNCE. I [WE BO KOT NECESSAPItS SB • KB OlE OPINIONS BXJrftBSSBP I uv WRITERS IN THIS M,IjUN..i FOOD SHORTAGE: LORD KENYON'S I APPEAL. RIR,-I have been asked by the Director General. of Food Economy to bring to your notice the ur- gent necessity for all, people to concentrate, on the saving of bread and the checking of waste. Those who can afford it should leave the cheaper foods for the poor; 6-peciaily potatoes, cheese, and lfour for p&sti-, and puddings. May I commend to your notice the Food Economy Campaign Handbook, published by the Ministry of Food. Grolsvenor House, London. The facts sooak for themselves, and the one argument—the earnest desire of all to win the war—should be, and I know is, quite sufficient, when we realize these h en we rea l ze these facts to make us do our utmost to carry out fciie instructions of the Food Controiler.-l am etc., Kenson. The Albany. Piccadilly, W., May 1,. 1917.. RUBON COUNTY SCHOOL. I Sib,—I see by your paper to-day that at a mornent when the Headmaster of Ruabon County School is about to leave To take up an important scholastic appointment at Cardiff, the Denbigh- shirf Education Authority is to be asked to consider the question of amalgamating the in- termedia-to schools of Llangollen and Ruabon. This proposal is viewed with great suspicion by the friends of Ruabon School—an institution which before the passing, of the Welsh Inter- mediate Education Act dia valuable work and has since become one of the leading schools in ,the county. It is undesirable to enter into my discussion as to the relative merits of the Han- Kollen and Ruabon Schools, or to say anything as to the financial difficulties with which the Llangollen Governors are faced. The Llan- srollen people must work out their own salvation, but the 25,000 people who live within a couple of miles of Ruabon School have a claim to the continuance of its existing facilities for the secondary education of boys and to immediate provision for the higher education of girls, which cannot be resisted. The moment the war is over the- long deferred development of the school must begin, and it is to be hoped that nothing will be done in the interval to retard the progress of a scheme sanctioned years ago and postponed through the deadlock at Abergele and Colwyn Bay.-I am, etc., X.
ISHROPSHIRE NURSING I
SHROPSHIRE NURSING. 1 I- FEDERATION MEETING. I PROGRESS OF THE WORK. I Colonel Sykes presided at the annual meet- ing held in St. Mary's Hall, Shrewsbury, J*Aj*day, of the Shropshire Nursing Feder- ation, and was supported by the Hon. Mrs. Heywood Lonedale, hon. secretary, Mrs. Eustace Kenyon, hon. treasurer, Mrs. Victor Williams, Mrs. Donaldson Hudson, Mr. R. Lloyd Kenyon, chairman of the committee, the Rev. Prebendary Auden, Mrs. Fielden, etc. The Executive Committee in its 14th annual report stated they were proud of the fine re- cord of the affiliated associations, and of their active share in the national scheme of mater- nity and child welfare. In. many associations the nurse combines the work of midwife, of school nurse and of health visitor, and was, therefore, in touch with the child from its birth until it left school. They had 59 asso- ciations; in all but two the nurse acted as midwife, in 54 as school nurse, and in 35 she was also acting as health visitor for her dis- trict. The nurses began the work of health visiting in June, and had now had nine months' experience under the encouraging and careful supervision of Miss White, the II county superintendent of nurses. Their work was laid down by Dr. Wheatley, who gave lectures to the nurses in four centres in the county, explaining the work, and emphasising its importance to the nation. The 35 asso- ciations which did that work dealt with a population of over 40,000. It was hoped that other associations would join in. The Hon. Secretary spoke at 22 meetings of affiliated associations, on health visiting and school nursing, explaining difficulties, and urging! the value of the work, and the great oppor- tunitv it gave of public service. It was to be j hoped that secretaries would do their utmost I by sympathy and help to encourage their nurse in work which was often tedious. They could also give some assistance to their nurse in ( making out her monthly ￼ report to Dr. Wheatley. Payment for h"alth visiting was made by the County Council to the amiiated associations cn I the basis of B5 per 1,000 of the population of the district nursed by them. The County Council had also allocated £ 40 to the Federa- tion for supervision by the County Superin- J tendent. One new association had been ar.ded to the Federation, that for the Bog Mine. Nurse I Linton began work in September, 1916. Dr. Wheatley had reported that, there were 17 lural parishes in urgent need of a midwife. That had come about rather suddenly. as many of the old midwives had retired or had died. r, r. Wheatley suggested that two or more of the smaller parishes might combine to form a nurs- ing association. He considered that 26 district 'nursing associations should be formed. In Mine of those districts the necessity was very urgent, and in the present dearth of nurses it would be neceosarv to start those first where the need is moat pressing There was reason to (xpecu .some pecuniary help both from the Local Gov- ernment Board and from the County Council. The total receinta for 1916 were Bl,367, and the expenditure left them with a balance in nana ot Mr. Lloyd Kenyon, in moving the adoption of the report and accounts, said the Federa- tion had now distinctly established its poainon and was recognised as the institution for nursing both by the local End Government authorities. The County Medical Officer attached very great importance to their work, and they had also the best proof they could have of the Government's appreciation in the substantial grant the Local Government Board had made for the first time to their funds. The authorities were anxious, that; ..the Federation should increase its more stress was being laid on nursing, health visiting, and sick visiting, and he hoped the Federation would mcreaso those features of its work. They had been fortunate during the ytar in getting a fair number of candidates in 1 spite of the great demand in many other ways for the work of women, he hoped that that in- terest in nursing wculd increase and that women of a high class and a high standard of education would undertake it. (Hear, hear). Mi's; Eustace Kenyon seconded the motion, and said it would assist if subscribers in fend- ing in their cheques would make them out to her-her name she said was Kenyon and her other name Ethel. (Laughter).-The motion waa oarried.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
NEWS OF THE WEEK. The number of income-tax payers in 1913-14 was 1,200,000, and in 1916-17 3,200,00(k Nine miners have been sentenced at u.,j[- land to terms of imprisonment ranging from two to nine months for conspiring to Luse a seditious strike. The Chinese Cabinet has unanimot- pass- ed a resolution in favour of an immediate deciara.ion of war against. Germany. Field-Marshal von Hindenburg receaLiy issued an order reducing the bi d ration in the German Army. -.y By an order of the Russian Provisional Government freedom of association ani meeting has been granted. A crucifix made of pieces of the Zeppeim brought down in the village has been placed in Potters Bar parish church. Tramps admitted to the casual wards of Devon workhouses are to have their bread allowance cut down from 8oz. to 4oz. A workman employed at the Lion Brewery, Lambeth, who fell into a vat, was not drawa- ed, but suffocated by carbonic acid gas. The War Council has adopted a new scheme with regard to the calling up of farm labour, designed to release Class A men. Three boys rolled a large stone down the mountain side in the Rhondda Valley on Thursday, and of two girls struck by it, one was killed. At West London County Court Judg3 Selfe had to decide a dispute between two brothers over the possession of their dead father's s. metal watch. In spite of the Kaiser's promise only about one-third of the total number of Belgians dep- orted to Germany have been repatriated. These are the sick and maimed. The Food Controller has commandeered 50,000 to 60,000 tons of Burmah peas .nd beans to arrive in this country, which ill be retailed at prices not exceeding 6d. a lb. Miss Low, head of the Birkenhead women police, has resigned. Her sister and another member recently resigned because uiey found the work unsuitable. Joseph Holmwood and his wife, of Bromley, Kent, both died on the same day at the sanvo age, and were ouried yesterday in 1.1" same grave at St. Luke's Cemetery. Thomas Weeks, of Ticehurst, Sussex, wao will be 100 years old next month, is cultivat. ing a 10-rod allotment without any help. Last year he went hop-picking. Important changes are expected soon in Prussia's domestic administration. It is reported that beven Government Presidents and over 30 Landrats will resign their offices. The United States Chamber of Commerce announces that America will be in a position to feed the Allied nations, the problem of food for Europe being one of transport only. French money brought home by soldiers or forwarded by them to their relatives in England will be changed at post-offices at the rate 3s. 8d. for five, francs. President Wilson has selected four railway experts to accompany the United States Commission to Russia. They include Mr. John F. Stephens, one of the engineers of the Panama Canal. Subject to ratification, the German-Swiss agreement of September 2, 1916, which ex- pired on April 30, has been extended to July 31. By this agreement Germany sends jal and iron to Switzerland. In view of Norway's shipping losses from General Smuts, speaking in London on Saturday, said our air supremacy had been maintained in the West. Referring to the submarine, he said it was a weapon which would be fought efficiently. German submarines, there have been frequent and bitter comments in the Norwegian Press on the fact that Norwegian nickel, which is used for torpedoes, is still exported to Ger- many. & Paperhangers are warned that the use of paste for the purpose of their trade is for- bidden, and the Food Controller appeals to the public not to have any paperhanging done. The use of flour for paste by billpost- ers also is prohibited. Yorkshire Miners' Association, which has lost 2,256 members killed in the war, haa paid death benefit of £ 6 in each case. The bonus of kl7,500 paid to the men for working in the holidays of 1916 has been handed to war charities. Mr. Burrell, the Canadian -u-unistsr ot Agriculture, states that on April 10 me;: a as a surplus of 1,000,000 bushels of potatoes over, all damestic requirements in Canada. The surplus was held in Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Alberta. A Buenos Ayres journal publishes a state- ment by a well-known diplomatic writer to the effect that on the occasion of Prioee Henry of Prussia's visit to Chile, in 1913, a secret treaty, guaranteeing Germany a foot- hold in South America, was concluded with Chile. The haul of prisoners and guns taken by the Anglo-French forces in the west since the commencement of the offensive last month, now stand" as followsBritish, 257 guns, 20,243 prisoners; French 181 guns, and 29,00C prisoners; totals, 444 guns, 49,243 prisoners. The hst of aliens to whom certificates of naturalization were granted by the Home Secretary during April comprised. 50 cases, made up as follows:—Two Americans, four Austrjans, three French, 16 Germans, three Italians, seven Russians, three Swedish, three Swiss, and nine of other nationalities. All the Austrians and the Germans are British- born widows.
FORDEN. WHIST DRIVE.-Under the sanction of the Board of Guardians and through the indefatig- I able energies of the Master, Matron and staff, a successful whist; drive and dance were held at the; Workhouse on Friday, the proceeds being i divided between Forden soldiers and the Red Cress funds. The venture proved a great at- traction to a big cro?d of visitors, especially from Montgomery. Refreshments were gener- ously provided by the parishioners and others. The donors of the prizes included Dr. Kirk, Mr. R H. Bunner, Mrs. Thomas, Vicarage, Mr. T. R. Jones, Mrs. Humphreys (Matron), the Mayor of Wclshpool, My. Price, Church House, Mjas Maud Bowen, Munlyn, and Mr. Sidney Jones, Montgomery. The winners were:-Ladies: 1, Miss E. Griffiths. Berriew; 2, Misa J. Jones, Montgomery; 3, Miss M. Hughes; hidden num- ber, Mrs. Humphreys (Matron); consolation, Miss E. Cairns, Forden. Gentlemen: 1, Messrs. John Griffiths, Cwrn: 2, W. J. Powell, Mont- gomery 3, F. E. Williams, Woodlands; hidden number, E. Morgan, Montgomery: consolation, J. Lloyd, Welshpool.. Mra. Littlefair, Mont- gomery, and Miss Stourton played for tW dancing and Mr. Tomley acted as M.C.