Collection Title: Llangollen advertiser, Denbighshire, Merionethshire, and North Wales Journal (1860-1893)
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TIPYN 0 OB PBTH I
"TIPYN 0 OB PBTH." I In DO lor nCBSSARILT DINTIFt OORSItVIS WTCS *H1 I CKHJOKA Of CBS OOMB8POKE BUT}. I N efttlenmn who WTi-tes with considerable authority on the master, has been in oommuni- oatLn Wlth the Mnietry of Munitions in an un- 'deavear to induce them to take a practical in- teMst in the development of the mineral de- Posits that, it is assumed, are to be found ?n the Dee Valley. In reply, he heard from the head of the department for the development of mineral resources, stating: that" The controller's engineers are engaged upon a. gradual examin- ation of Wales and any in- formation on tiie subject iq acceptable. This, of course, does riot-carry the matter very far; but it carries It quite far enough to show that a Government deipaitenent is prepared to re- ceive and ready to consider information on these matters; the next point to consider is how pre- cise data and information is to be collected and Prepared to place before the Engineers of the Ministry of Munitions should they visit ifche Deo .Valley. h It is a fact th&t,a good many thousand pounds have in the past been expended in prospecting for lead in the Bglwyseg rocks, and it is equally Well established that payable deposits have been discovered, and ore submitted to analysis that Promised excellent results. What was required in order to enable development to be conducted lipon something like an extensive scale wa's a considerable influx of out-side capital in order to foster and facilitate opening-up operations. All that has hitherto been achieved has been to follow up indications n,nd to prove their Potential value; to estJajblish the industrv on a sound basis required the support of people with tooney to invest in sound concerns; and in order to make this appeal with any amount. of confi- Iden" promoters must have sometmng tangible ito go upon. The Ministry of Munitions have Whind them the and the neeessarv machinery not only to set THe baB* rolling, but to start it well on its way, and i,. is sincerely to be. hoped, in the interests of Llangollen's future, that they will do so. | This, 50 far as fosd is concerned—but' lead, of course, is only one of the minerals taav have been objeved inlaying quantities in the valley and to which a correspondent, writing in an- other column, makes allusion. It is quite true, en fft«sted, that the possibilities which the slate quarries of the. locality offer for a. revival, and the peculiar qualities of some of it-he rocks m the district- whioh are admirably adapted tor aie the manufacture of cement (a fact that appeari-d to be established with considerable clearness dur- lilt the cement boom come years ago) are not Nooisely likely to "come into their own until after the war. It is well, however, to bear in mind that the tremendous process of knocking down that is -ncfw in progress in Europe 18 bound to be followed by an even Kreater era of putting "ftp and making good: and that, when this hap. Pens, and may the cby be not long delayed, •very class of material that has to do with build. ing will greatly appreciate in Value. It is well, therefore, to take time by the forelock and to bo Prepared, so thit, when that opportunity comes lAangollen may participate in the boom. There v? -another direction m which auiW- jties at Tl all if if Ioea:l auth0ritie-$ W anttfehimr to do with the mat,ter—should, he on the qui vive. Arrangements are being m.de in advance for the. re-afforestation of the ba aimg all over the country that are now ?n? denuded ? t.imbM. Th? need for ￼ t6?L,.r i, "urgent, and the Government hONing ??d ? it for war ipu!'Poe no one M likely to dluta iihe cùdm even whMi !srerir beauties*have ? be swtirw--ed in to tix?O?v it. -,kt t-lie
iJSw) officers of the BoyfiJ Flying Corps have I n awarded the Military Cross for attacking destroying a Zeppelin. Â conference of seafarers* organisations, d ,td London on Wednesday, unanimously bêaidted that the embargo upon Mr. Ramsay ""oDald and Mr. Jowett should not be re- j^°ved, and that if any further developments "Ote the conference would consider the matter again. JweI robberies have taken place at Brighton 4 as^ourriei the biggest haul being that I »? f the leading feastbourne hotels, where f ilue of the stoleri articles is given as ￼ It is believed that the robberies are tj, "rk of swell cracksmen" who stav at JI <'a? ?ontb?hoM?
l Ii I LLANGOLLEN I
l I I LLANGOLLEN. I PETTY SESSIONS. Monday, before Messrs. W. H. Jordan, A. Edwards and E. M. Edwards.-The licences of the Cross Foxes, Chapel-street, and the Smithfield Arms, Ber- wyn-street, were transferred to Mr. Daniel Jones and. Mrs. M. J. Lamothe, late of Liver- pool, respectively.—The objection of D.C.C. Tippett to William Williams, Cerrig Llithrig, Llangollen, having an exemption in respect of a dog, was sustained.-For having been drunk in charge of a bicycle at Llangollen on June, 28, John Elias Jones was fined 6s. 6d., P.C. Thomas, who proved the charge, stating that he saw defendant very drunk on the Bri. dge; and a, man offered- to take him home safe with, his bicycle.—Mr. E. M. Edwards took his seat for the first time, and made the customary de- claration, upon his election as chairman of the I Rural District Council. CYCLE COLLIDES WITH MOTOR.—A cycle accident of a serious description occurred in Berwyn street, immediately opposite the top of Casile-street, at noon on Monday. A yoi-ing cyclist named Howard Edwards, son of Mr. R. S. Edwards, Church-street, who is employed as messenger at the Central Stores, Castle-street, cycled somewhat rapidly down the steep inokvo that runs from Hall-street into Berwyn-stree", into which thoroughfare he entered at Ttle TI) cl irenf. a motor car was passing from Ohirk along th e road to Corwen. The car was pulled up &1- m, si in its own length," but a collision was inevitable, the cyclist running into the aiotor, benfeath which the madhine was carried, and the rider bein' thrown heavily to the ground sus- tained serious injuries to his head and arm. He was taken to his home, where, under care- ful treatment, he is stated to be making satis- factory progress. The point where the acci- dent occurred is one of the few remainmg dangerous, "bend cornets" in the l-ocality.. FROM INDIA'S CORAL STRAND.—Pte. R. Davies, R.W.F., wiho has been on active service far two and a half years, sends home to 39, Oh uk oh Street, a cheery and interesting letter from India., where he (has been enjoying a month's furlough. Stopping at a plac\ oad.led Ktrku for a week, he was most agreeably surprised, to meet Evi Ellis, of Llangollen, looking quite in the pInk: From the plains the Fusiliers were conveyed to the hill country, wlhere Pte. Da.Vles says Ihe found it nice and cool, and some of the tiniest soenarv in the world, tihat only Llangollen can equal. Pte. Daynes was with this regiment all through tilie trying advance tio' Bagdad, tihat is now written upon of the most stirring pages of war history, and be savs the people of the | eastern town were right glad to see them, as the Turks had used them oriueliy. Pte. Davies is also of o nin, "oii tha.t the war cannot last much longer, as the Turlvis' back is broken an Mesopotamia-, and expresses the (hope that his luck may Jast to the end, an expression which his many friends at Llangollen heartily endorse! ,» FOR CHURCH ARMY HUTS.—A most en- Toyable al fresco fete was held on the pictur- esque grounds of PIa. Ifewydd (kindly placed at ,the service of the organizers by Mrs. Wilson) on Thursday, for the pttrpose of raising funds to assist t-he Church Army Huts, that are r er- fo^ming such excellent work for our soldiers at tfho front. The grounds of. the beautiful iei-,i- dence are now looking their very best, and Mr J. Mosscvp was greatly complimented upon th--ir appearance^, while Miss A. Barker, assisted by a. hard-working band of helpers, had arranged a thoroughly enjoy-aible programme for -he en- terta,in.meir*t af all who attended. During the. afternoon, which was beautifully fine, competi- tijnis of varif/us kirds had been arranged in the enclosure, and there was choral and peiillion sinchig by men in khaki from Park Hail Camp, pGi formancea upon 'the harp, arid vooal selec- tions, all afwhioll liigMy appreciated. Aft-erziocii tea wa« partaken of "npon" the lawn under novel conditions, each visitor bringing his o: her own eatables and sugar, and the organisers doing the rest in the way of provid- ing tea and coffee. In the evening there was a whi«t drive, and, with Mr. R. S. Richards as M.C., twenty-five tables were laid out for the games, at which about a hun,died participated The winners (to whom tJhe prizes were after- wards distributed by Mrs. R. S. RidharJb) being: —Gentlemen: 1, Mr. LI. Evans, Castle-streat; 2, Corpl. T. ,L. Davies, Park Hail Camp. Ladies: 1, Miss K. Birch 2, Miss M. Davies. Consola- tion prizes: Miss Roberts, Miss G. Edwards and Miss L. Davies. Too much praise oannot pos- iSLbly be accorded to all who in their several ways worked topromoto the success of the event (especially Mr. Eddie Williams and Mr. Hawtthorn for carting), which it is hoped will enable the promoters to hand over .to the funds on behalf of which it was held a sum of about EM. The prizes'were given by the Hon. Mrs. 13cot. Captain Best, Mrs. F. Drinkwafcer, Mr. S. C. Richards, Mrs. Spencer and Mrs. J. B. Jagger.
I Women Pacifists in Preesi Camp
I Women Pacifists in Prees Camp. At Whifcbumh Polica Count, on Thursday, before Messrs. Godson, Poole and W. H. Smith, Phyllis Annie Skinner, of Withington, Man- chester, Maude Reyet, of Manchester, bath well- known women in the city, and apparentily of superior eduoation, and Emma Jones, Bank House, Coton, Whitohurch, were charged on re- mand, under the Defenoe of the Realm Act with distributing literature amongst his Majesty's Forces in Proes Heath Camp, likely to cause disaffection to the prejudice of discipline. Mr. H W. Hughes prosecuted, and Mr. Whititans- ham defended Jones.—Mr. Hughes said Skin- ner's husband WM a oonscdentious objector, formerly stationed at Prees Camp. He was twice court^martialled and sentenced to imprisonment. —Evidence was given thait Skinner and Hayes Went with Mrs. Jones, in her donkey carriage, distributing literature to officers and nion.-A Sergeant, Gunner, who had served 2i, years in France, said he did not think it was right that he should come back to EngSand and see that, sort of thing going on especially in a camp where there were so many young soldiers in traininA,On,e of the pamphlets complained of was published by the '^National Labour Press," and the other was reprinted from the Daily News." Skinner was sentence-to three t months' im- l prisonment, Hayes to one month's imprisonment in the second division, and Mrl. Jones was fined £2. ?
The Rye County Magistrates last week, sen- tenced a Brede licensed victualler to 28 days* hard labour, and fined him f.20 for supplying an Australian wounded soldier with whisky. Herr Bernhardt advLç8 the German Gov- ernment to prosecute Cardinal Mercier for high treason because he said in his last past- oral that peace murt not be signed before the guilt of Germany was recpgnized and her. crimes avenged. Speaking at Birmingham Chamber of Com- merce, last week, Mr. Wilfrid Hill, one of the Commissioners of the National Service scheme, said that unfortunately the scheme was not accepted, in the country, and he had to confess that it had not realised the ideals git jpyopofaMl j
HURRYING BACK TOI IOSWESTRY CAMP
HURRYING BACK TO I OSWESTRY CAMP. OFFICER CHARGED WITH RECK- LESS DRIVING. At Wrexham County Sessions, on Tuesday, before Mr. Arthur Evans and other magis- trates, Capt. T. D. Killick, an officer in one of the Lancashire regiments stationed at Oswes- try, was summoned by P.C. Elias Davies for driving a motor cycle recklessly.—Defendant said he was going too fast. B?is Apeed was 28 miles ah hour, but he did aiot thiuk he drove recklessly.-P.C. Davies said he saw defend- I ant driving a motor cycle at a. reckless pace over the cross roads in the village of Rhos- tyilen on S?May, June 17. It took him 100 I yards to pu up Defendant told him that he had been at Chester staying with his wife, I and that he was in a hurry to get back to camp because he had received an urgent mess- j I ag., to ref-utii.-Defendant admitted that thel I officer's evidence was accurate, and further j I witnesses were not called. —D.C.C. Tippett, however, "applied for allowances of 9s. 4d. for I each of three witnesses. The magistrates de- cided to order defendant to pay the costs, 17s., and of one witness, 9s. 4d. No conviction was recorded.—D.C.C. Tippett said the offence 1 was punishable with a £20 fine, and the deci- sion of the Bench as to the witnesses was notio very encouraging.—Mr. Arthur Evans said he did not think more than one witness was neces- j sary.—D.C.C. Tippett said the police never I knew what would happen, and they had to be I prepared. He applied for an order for the ex- penses of the two other witnesses to be paid by the county. The magistrates agreed to make this order.
I I WESTON RHYN I
I WESTON RHYN. I OBITUARY.—The .death occurred on Friday week, at the age of 34, of Mrs. Edwards, wife of Mr. William Edwards, Pentre Aaron. Mrs. Edwards had been for some time in a delicate state of health. which caused her friends uaudi anxiety, and despite all that could be done by medical skill and careful nursing she passed away peacefully in the presence of her friends. The greatest sympathy is extended to Mr. Ed- wards, who with a family of. email children is ¡ left to mourn. the death of a good wife and mother. Three brothers of the late Mrs. Ed- wards are serving King and country, two in foreign lands, and consequently were unable to I attend the funeral, which took place on Tues- day week at Weston Rhyn churchyard, and was attended by many relatives, friends an neighbours, the large gathering bearing witness to the esteem in which the deceased was held in the neighbourhood and district. Be- fore the body left the house, a short service was taken by the Vicar, the Rev. D. R. Davies, who also officiated at the church and grave. Amongst those present were Councillor T. J. Bradshaw, Messrs. Wm. George, Charles Wool- lam, Gibbs (Berllandeg), Roberts (Saxn). H. Sands (Cross Lanes), W. Morris (Weston Rhyn), Jackson (Weston Hall), Nurse Wynne (Chirk), Messrs. Jones (Holm, Lea), J. Humphreys (Underbill), Tomley (D-aywell), W. Rogers (Gobowen) T. Alailford (Pentrewern), H. Davsei (Daywelll), Tranter (Preesgweenei), Richardson (Trethowell), Richardson (Tynyoelyn), A. Price and G. Price (Weston Rhyn), J. A. Roberts, Williams (Pentrekendrick), Randall Jones, Geo. Jones, W. Jarman, Meredith, H. Sands, W. Jones, Drury, J. Jones (Mardy), Jonathan Roberts, Arthur Jones and H. Rogers. The bearers were Messrs. S. Lee, B. Aldrid, W. Roberts and J. R.'Jbnp g ThomourneM were the husband, Mr. E. A. Griffiths (father), Corpl. Stanley Griffiths (brother), the Misses Eva and Gwen Griffiths sters), Mrs. Davies (aunt), Mr. Robert Gri&'tha (uncle), Mr. E. J. Edwards (cousin), Mr. and MM. Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. Randall Jones, Misa Maggie Edwards, Mr. Herbert Sands, Mrs. J. Clay, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence, Artihur Lawrence, Jack and Ted Edwards, Mrs. Edwards, Wykey, Mrs. Law- rence and Mr. J. Edwards (The Griffin), Mr Edwards, The" Hollies, Mr. A. Vaughan And Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan, Mr. G. Edwards, Pen- tredavid. Mr. Frank Lawrence, and Miss Hilda. Morris. Wreaths were received from the fol- lowing:—" From Buer sorrowing husband and children," The sorrowing father and mother and brothers," her sisters Gwen and Eva, from baby, Aunt Sally, Miss M;, Jones, Ruthin, Mr. and Mrs. T. Lovett, Mrs. Lovefct, Henlle Hall, Mr. and Mrs. AJdritt, Mrs. Lawrenoe (The Griffin), Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Jones and n. Jones (Moreton Cottage), Mrs. Richards and Mrs. Edwards (Rhoswiel), Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Jones and Dorothy (Weston Rhyn), Mr. f.nd Mrs. Wtutkin Jones (Holm Lea), Hilõa Clay, Cis and Bernice, ali a* Trewylan, Mr. and Mrs. S. Lee and family, from aJI at Yew Tree (Wes- ton Rhyn, Mr. and Mrs. W. Gibbs, Doris and the boys at Berllandeg, Mr. -and Mrs. W. Roberts, Preesgweene, aunt and cousins at Wikey, from all at Croas Lanes, Herb and Fanny, Mr. and Mrs. Edwards, The Hollies, uncle and aunt and cousins (Brook House), Mr. and Mrs. Bradshaw and family, Oswestry, Mr. Wm. George, Oswestry, Mr. and the Misses Edwards (Green Bank), Maud and Harry, Plas- gwyn, Gdbowen, Mr. and Mrs. A. Price, Weston Rhyn, Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan, Whitting+on, Minnie and Joe and children, Cross Lanes, Mr. Morris and family, Weston Rhyn, Annie and Randall, Elson, Mother and Maggie, Dudle- ston, Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan, Vron, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lawrence. Gledrid. Uncle Bob and Auntie Dora, Miss Clara Roberts, Gobowen, and Mrs. James, Rhoswiel. The arrangements for the funeral were carriod out by Messrs. D. Davies and Sons, Church-street, Oswestry. ST. MARTINS, AN ACCIDENT.—Mr.. Stephen Leake, Pentre Morgan, met with a serious accident on Friday morning. He was kicked in the face by a cow and in failing was injured so seriously at the baok of the head as to be rendered unconscious, in which state be intermittently remained for some time. He is now reported as being much better. GOBOWEN. SOLDIERS' CLUB. — An onioyable officers, dance Vas held at the .Soldiers' Ulub on Thursday when the company numbered about 70. The duties of M.O. were ably oarried out by Mrs. G. O. Browne and Lieut. J. Walker. Muaio for' dancing was supplied by Mr. Tims's band. Ex- cellent refreshments wem r-rovided and were managed by Miss L. Forrester and Mrs. Dodd. After paying expenses the procee-de will be de- voted to tihe olub funds.
At the Guildhall Juvenile Court, on Friday, during the hearing of a heavy list of cases, Alderman Sir David Burnett was informed by an official of the L.C.C. that there was not an industrial school in. England that had a vacancy at present. The death has occurred suddenly, at the age of 66, of Mr? Henry Weston, at his residence the Bounds, Much Marcle,$ear Ledbury. De- ceased was a breeder of Hereford cattle and an authority on agriculture general]^
WAR TIME FARMING IN MONTGOMERYSHIRE
WAR TIME FARMING IN MONTGOMERYSHIRE. COMPLAINTS OF WREXHAM AUTHORITIES. A meeting was held a,t Welshpool on Mon- day, Mr. Forrester Addie presiding. It was decided to support a series of resolutions passed by the Derbyshire Committee with 1fe- gard to the purchase and waste of fodder, and advocating that all grievances between the War Office and producer or consumer shall be I decided by the County Purchasing Committee. With regard to the order that no more farm workers were to be called up, the Secretary (Mr. R. Morgan) complained that the military were still taking such men. He gave some of the men letters to take to Wrexham, where they were due to report for military service, i asking the authorities to sen6 them back; but they replied that they had received no intim- ation as to the order, and were bound to take the men. On the motion of Mr. Meyrick Jones, it was decided to telegraph to the Boayd of Agriculture asking them to deal with the matter forthwith. The Machinery Committee reported that they had decided to Order 21 tractor-ploughs au7 25 horse-ploughs as well as other machin- ery to enable them to plough up the additional land needed for the cultivation of food. The Secretary reported that the Labour Committee had decided to send a strong pro- test to the Board of Agriculture with regard to the labour supply in the county. In view of the new order, that no more farm workers were to be called up, the Committee thought it unnecessary to appoint a labour officer, and for any necessary information they would rely on locftl correspondence. A letter was received from the Board of Agri- culture, stating that, soldiers for the harvest were now available at distribution centres, but were not being employed by farmers. The Secretary said he had applied for 250 soldicre, and had only been allocated 100. He was in- formed from Wrexham that of the hundred men allocated to Montgomeryshire, not more than seven could speak Welsh, and not more than 30 had experience of farm work. From 450 to 500 men were required to make up the shortage in'Montgomeryshire. Mr. John Jones said it was important that farmers should be told at once how much addi- tional land. they had to plough.—The Chair-, man said. it was largely a question for the farmer himself. If the quantity he offered to plough was considered satisfactory by the dis- trict committee all would be well; if not, it would be for the executive committee to oettle the area to be ploughed.
I Oswestry War Agricultural Committee
Oswestry War Agricultural- Committee. Mr. T. Edwards presided at a meeting ofoth4 committee on Wednesday, when there were also present Mrs. Campbell, BroomhaU, Messrs. T. Ward Green, S. R. Edwards, J. W. Edwards, T. Oartwright, C. H. Hobbs, J. Stewart, G. Williams, E. Gouigh, E. Druce, county agri
INew Welsh Doctor of Music
I New Welsh Doctor of Music The University of Wales has conferred the degree of Doctor of Music on Mr. Richard iMaM- wyn Price, son of Mr. T. Maildwyn Price, organist and choirmaster of Welsthpool parish church. The new doctor is only twenty-seven years of age, and he is said to be the first to gain the degree for Aberystwyth College. At the National Eisteddfod in 1911 he gained first prire for an orchestral piece. He is now serving &a a private I in the Royal Engineers.
I I LLANYMYNECH
I LLANYMYNECH. FRUIT BOTTLING.—A lecture and demon- straition on fruit bottling, held under the auspices of tihe Salop County Council, was given at the Church House, on Thursday, by Mr. G. T. Malthouse, County Council lecturer, the Vioar. the It ev. J. Mait Rev. J. Poole Hughes, presiding over & lartre attendance. The lecturer demonstrated that fruit could be successfully bottled without sugar and without an elaborate outfit. He also explained methods of drying fruits and pro- serving vegetables.
Mrs. Mary Ashby Lewes, of Llanayron Man. sion, Cardiganshire,* attained the age of 103 years on Friday. She is quite well. For the first time since the outbreak of. war Germany has been compelled by pressure of public opinion to show an export of gold in the figures of the Reichsbank. Nearly four millions have been sent to Holland, in order to support the mark exchange. In honour of the KingtEmpeTor's birthday the Maharaja of Patiala has given a sum of £ 6,783 for a flotilla of motor boats for use in Mesopotamia, and Maharaj a Bahadur Sir Rameswar Singh of Darbhanga has given £ 13,383 (two lakba of rupees) for the purchase i, f aeroplane^