Collection Title: Llangollen advertiser, Denbighshire, Merionethshire, and North Wales Journal (1860-1893)
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iDENBIGHSHIRE WAR iPENSIONS
DENBIGHSHIRE WAR PENSIONS. REVIEW OF THE SITUATION. THE CARE OF THE DISABLED. a _1. The Denbighshire Local War Pensions \jQ!IJl1ll.LII"'O met at Chester on Thursday, Mr. D. S. Davies, Denbigh, presiding, It ?Ls reported that Sir Arthur GriaMh-Bo.E<-&wen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Pensions, proposed to meet representatives of the various local'pensions committees in North Wales with a riew of discussing the question of Joint action. In North Wales in regard to the. treatment, and train- ing of disabled men. It wa.s decided to appoint the Chairman Lady Trevor, Messrs. A. Seymour Jones, EWfward Hughes and Rohert Jones to represent* Denbighshire at the conference. A scheme for the grouping Of the iNorfch Wales counties for the purpose of dealing with the prob- lem of treatment and training -was torn-ally a-p- proved. The Secretary (Mr. G. G. Lerry) reported that dur- ing the past few weeks changes foreshowed when the Ministry of Pensions was ercated had begun to take effect. Th. issue of the- new Royal warrant witb its provisionhs for disabled men and for the widows and dependents of sailors and soldiers, its alternative pensions, and its regulations for treatment and training had caused the Statutory Committee toQ take trtæPs to transfer many of their functions to the Ministry of Pensions. The work of reassessing pen- sions awarded under the old conditions would be ■» concluded shortly And it, was sitisfactory to find that in Denbighshire several cases of hardship brought to light through the activities of the local committee were being disposed of on a liberal scale. A number of men discharged from the Army without pensions had applied for assistance at various times during the past eight months, and as a result of applications for the review of their cases state pen- MOllS bad been secured. In one case a Wrexham roan, now living at Bedford, discharged v it bout a pension was assisted, and after conSuderable cor- respondence, including enquiries in France, he had been admitt.ed to pension. In another case a man discharged in the early days of the irat as "not likely to become an efficient soldtie-r" and discharged vith-Dut a pension was found in very stfmite-ned cir- cumstances. Representations were made to Chelsea and a pension had now been awarded with arrears amounting to no less a sum than 9150. The report was adopted. The. Disablement Sub-Committee reported that two months ago the number of cases of men dis- charged frotm the Army or Navy in respect of whom notices had been received, by the local committee etItber through the labour exohane.s, to whom the earlier notifications were sent, or direct from the Record Offices, was 569. A large number of men had been discharged before the system of notifying the employment exchanges was adopted in May, IMS, and for the purposes of record a liet of the men discharged, prior to that date had been ob- tained Stom the military authorities. Many of the mem concerned had re-enlisted, and under the Re- view of Exceptions Act many more were being reo eaitod to the colours. At the present time the num- ber of men discharged as disabled to residences in Beobtg-hsMw was 603, and new notifications came to Tra-iy* eveiy day. Pe-riodsic&riy, men belonging to Class W of the Army Reserve were breaking down whilst aft work, and when satisfactory medical evi- dence could be obtatoed steps were taken to secure & transfer to Ols P or final discharge. Each man about to be discharged from the Army or Navy was written to immediately and the nearest visitor was uked to get in touch with Mm. A number of men were able to resume their former employment; ethers preferred to postpone any application to the local committee for an indefinite period terminated, treuaHy by som,eism,dden change in their circum- stances; but tihie majority welcomed, the helip of the local committee in settling questions of pay or pension and in securing for them continued treat- ment for their disabilities ot training for new occu- pations. It was encouraging to nouce that mem dis- charged months ago were beginning to realise the importance of undertaking training. Large numbers bad found Id glut emplovitrent, at munition works, and when the War is over the task of placing these men in positions su-ited to their disabilities would be a difficult one. Consequently every effort was made -to persuade men attracted by the high paid at munition works, and not specially skilled in nny branch of the work, to accept training for some suit, able trado or handicraft, likely to be of permanent benefit to them. An increasing number of discharged men were being interviewed on behalf of the disable- ment committee each week and, as a result of the > efforts that were being made in the hospitals to the importance of continued treatment and trototog for new work, discharged men, on the whole, were ready to accept treatment and under- go training, particularly if it could be provided neiar tbeiir own boaoifts. Unfortunately, the treatment reo quired in a certain olass of cases could not be, obtained lu the county. Out-patient treratment was available at tihe various military and auxiliary hos- pitals, but there was no military orthopaedic hos- pital in Denbighshire, amd men requiring treatment at sucib a canitM. lad to be sent to Liverpool or elsewhere. Out-patient treatment cards, issued 'to local committees from the hospitals or travelling medical bOdXdg, nOW distinguished between cases which required treatment at an orthopaedic centre, aiwl tffwse which could be dealt with at a general hospital, civil or military. It would be an excellent thing if steps could be taken to establish a military orthopaedic centre at one of the auxiliary military hosipdtals in the county which could be regularly visited by surgeons conversant with the methods of the famous Liverpool School of Military Orthopaedics. The hospital at which tmmediete provision might be made for o-rthopaedic cases was the Croesnewydd; AncslXtery Hospital, Wrexham where workshops for training might be pfaced if in Noritlh Wales a move- ment could be inaugurated, similar to that which tosptped the Cardiff dockers to give £,500 for tihe ereddion of curative workshops and gymnasium at the Welsh Metropolitan War Hospital, Whitchurch. Croewiewydd Hospital was a Class A Hospital undiei the first Western Gemeiail Hospital, Fazakerley, ? Mveipool, and had bean dealing with expeditionary men for the past, two years in addition to carry ing out X-Rav wort for Wrexham R.W.F. Barracks. Tbb hospital comtadrred 140 beds. Its, equipmemt in- cluded a first-class X-Ray instaliteitdon, and an (!1\;eC- tO-l diepartment; and provlsiicn was now being made for Swedish exercises, radiant heat, etc., and ww appliances were being supplied under the advioa of Captain Lloyd Roberts, who was in change of the X-Ray Department at Liverpool. Out-patient treat- ment +v* discharged soldiers was given at the hospital at present. It was thought that Cro,es. newydd might be utilised as an annexe to Alder Hey, Liverpool, amd poltslibly arrangements mdgbt be made for the institution to be regarded as a gtart- POlut In North Wales of the urgent work of pro- viding for the treatment and training of orthopae- dic cases A system of transfer might possibly be adopted whereby mfm vhO" homes are wl'thin the area of North Wales might be drafted from hos- pitalfl in other parts of the country to Wnsitoam U soon as they were Individually fit for transfer. Dortog the past momths sevwail dlecbarged soldiers bad been: senffc to the Wm. and John Jones, Con- Kriesceirt Home, Rhyl. Residence at this well- eqaipped instStution was free. The cajses aeooib bvm r the local committee received preference and the best I thanks of the committee were due to Mr. Oswell Bury and the trustees for the ready manner in which they had assisted the Committee in this branch of the work. Thanks were also due to the owner and I matron o.f the Rhoscolyn Home in Anglesey, where < men. from Denbighshire were still being received. Since the last meeting all the hospital visitors had been supplied with copies of an attTMtive booklet issued by the Minister oi Pensions wiW the object of demonstmting the vahM of & course of training to the disabled men. At mosc of the hospitals of the county, the men to be discharged went to Liver- pool ior their medical Loards and were vif4ted there, but it was to bj hoped that the visitors appoiBted for the auxiiary ho?pit?Is might be aM?. to pr,- pare the minds of the men likely to be discharged for the new life they must begin on leaving the service. If medical treatment and industrial re- education could proceed side by side the task of the Disablement Committee would be simplified con- sidembly. The most successful cemtres of re-educa- tiom in France were those where the disabled men remained under disiCipline. | A committee was appointed to wait upon the Deputy Director of Medical Services, Western Com- mand, and to urge the constitution of Croesnewydd •s Military Hospital, Wrexham, as an orthopaedic centre.
WREXHAM COUNTY PETTYi j SESSIONS
WREXHAM COUNTY PETTY j SESSIONS. Tuesday, before Messrs. Arthur E. Evans, Jno. Francis, Seymour Jon&s, F. A. Sturge, Oswell Bury, R. Williamson, Edwin Jones, and Ilobt. Williams. WATER AND MOTOR TRANSPORT. The Wrexham and Bast Denbighshire Water Co. 9iimmocQ.ed Jameis Wateins, Warrington,, and J. W. Jones, motor lialage contractor, Warrington, his employieir, the former with taking water without an agreemeint from the Company's mains, and the j latter with aiding and abe-tttfeoig. Mr. Arthur Evans did not adjudicate.—Mr. J. H. Bate appeared for- the pros-ecution.-A. workman, in the Connpany's employ,, named Richard Wright of Poulton, saw Waters, on May 22, take water from a hydranit be- longing to the Company, by-means of a stand pipe, which he catri.e.d with him on the motor likrry, and which he said he had been instructed to use for the purpose. It was proved that there was no iagreie:ment with the Company, and that the water j was not lor gratuitous use.—Mr. Bury said the action i of the defendants was unwarrantable and there would be an order of forfeiture of iC2 in each ease, < nlus the costs. I DISMISSED. I Mrs. Roberts, licensee of the Cross Foxes Inn, J Pentre Brouighton, wa.s charged with supplying in- toxicating liquor draing prohibited hours. Fred Grainger and) Kendrick Roberts, were summoned for consuming the liquor, and James Edwards was sum- moried under the ordinary licensing laws for being on licensed promises during prohibited hours. P.S. HOWlell, Bryniho, found the men on the premises at 9.40 p.m. on Sunday, June 3. It ap- pend from evidence produced by Mr. R. J. Eendrdci for the defence that Kendlrick Roberts Is a son of the licensee and Grainger a son-in-law. On the previous Friday MITIS. Roberts received an intima- j tion that another son had been wounded, and on the previous day the news had come that another f son was about to embatk for an overseas destin-a- tion. There WaS a general uipfet and? she informed I her relatives and! they had a family meefctog at, the house. It was not a drinking party .—The maigis. trates dismissed the cases oxt payment of the costs.
I RUABON I
I RUABON. CYCLE ACCIDENT While a oydiat from Rhos was proceeding in the direction of Acre- fair, he came iinto collision with a dog, near Plasmadoc. He was thrown from his machine and sustained inj uries to his head, but prompt attention on the part of a lady near by in binding up hi a injuries, enabled him to remount his machine and return home. ENGLISH WESLEY AN CHURCH.-The Sunday School anniversary services were held on Sunday,. when the Rev. T. C. Anwyl, Llan- i srollen, preached in the morning and evening.. In the afternoon a children's service was held, which was rwta-bly addressed by Mr. Anwyl. The servioe in the evening was a marked euc- cess, the dhajpel being filled to its utmost capac- itv. The choir, which consisted of selected voices from the district, rendered Gounodte anthem, "By Babylon's Waves," with good effect. Tlig orchestra also Rave excellent service under the conductorshrp of Mr. F. H. Edwards, Miss Bessie Griffiths presiding at the organ. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. Sunday school anniversary services were held on Sunday, the preacher for the day being the Rhv. D. J. Bowen, Cain, wtho also dehvered an address at illie afternoon flow,er service, w henj special hymns were rendered and soios given by tihe Misises L. Owen amd D. Morgan and Mr. Tom Jones. At the evening service Miss May Jones eang Abide with me an,d "Beyond the d-awn," rin a veiry effective manner. Mr. Bellia presided at the org-an and a accompanied the soloists with much taste. There were orowded congrec gations, especially at the 'evening serv ioe, and thia anniversary proved to be the most ffuooessful ever held in this dhiurah. j AMBULANCE EXAMINATION.—The re- suit of the examination, held at the Council [ '•hool for ptvpils from the Buabon, Cefn ard Penycae evening classes has just been received and is as follow,s :-Female Class: First Aid, Gwen Crewe, Elsie Roberts, Lizzie Evans, Sarah A. Da vies, Winifred Franklin, Bronwen Parry i and 'Muriel Davies; Voucher, Emily Rid e, Florence Wright, Robina. Shaw a.nd Editih | Thomas; Medallion, Edith Eaton and Hilda j Crewe. Male Class: First Aid, William Lloyd i and Alfred Edwards; Voucher, George Shaw, j Wilfred Jones. Thomas Williams and George Morris; Medallion, Ellis F. Williams, Stanley I Diggory ahd Emlyn Evan (?e young man wh?) I recently met with a fatal accident on Bon? Bridge); Label, Benjamin Edwards, David Wrlsrhit and Fred. Daviea. The lectures were ■ given by Dr. Macdonald, cern" and the exam- iner was Dr. Beresford, Oswestry. I MARCHWIEL. TREAT.—As ia their usual custom before lpaving for St. Asaph, the Ven. Archdeacon and Mrs. Fletcher gave their annual treat on Wed- nesday to the children attending the Sunday school. After the sports, each ohild received a useful present and again on Sunday, after 'school was over, book prizes were distributed.
| The P. and O. liner Mongolia, from London, struck a mine and sank off Bombay on Satur- j day week. Boats containing a number of the passengers and crew have arrived at Bombay. Eleven more Chinese were charged at Liver- pool last week with being in possession of pre- pared smoking opium. The police stated that a considerable quantity of opium and smoking utensils were found in the house, and several of the accused were in a dazed condition. Roi Hook Hoi was fined. £50 and costs, Chung Yu, who had been previously convicted, was sentenced to three manths' imprisonment, and the other nine men were fined £10 each.
TRIBUNALS. 1 WREXHAM BOROUGH. This week's decisions:— John Marsden (39), 30, Jubilee-road, whole- sale paper merchant.—Conditional exemption. John Williams (29), salesman, warehouseman ajid packer.—Exemption to July 30 (final). William J. Fender (32), manager of the Hip- podrome.—Caise adjourned for 10 days for fur- ther particulars. Edward Elias Roberts (24). Coedpoeth, ostler and general utility man, applied for by J. J. Scott. Seven Stars Hotel.-Ola.im dismissed as man was not liable for calling up on proof of his previous service- being furnished to the military authorities. Robert Scott (39), Seven Stars Hotel, motor i driver.-Deeember 31. Saul Harris (27), 9. Percy-road, tailor in part- nership with his father, and credit draper on hia own account.—July 30 (final). John Henry Jones (35), 18, AbenbllrYTIet, journeyman gardener.-Exempted to Sept. 29 Edwatd Jones (23), 1, Spring Terrace, omema ?operator, em.?loyed by Messrs. Glynn Hill and Co.—August 13. John Albert Davies (25), 7, Ruabon-road, glass and china merchant.—September 3, and to join Section B of V.T.C. John Davies (25), 4, Cunliffe Walk, Garden Village, bootmaker and repairer.—Adjourned for three weeks. John Albert McDonald, Southaea.—Adjourned for production of classification certificate. Bertram Earnsha/w (35), retail grocer and pro- vision dealer, 2, Norman-road.—August 13 (final). Harry Plumb (35), 7, Watery-road, botitling toreman.ep.tember 5. William Parry (33), barman, Horse and Jockey I Inn.-Adjournoo until July 30 on condition that the man becomes a substitute in this distriot and places 'himself at the disposal of the military I authorities for that purpose. Ellis R. Jones (39), 21, Caia-road, collier. -August 7 (final)). Thomas Henry Williams (20), Coedpoeth. em- ployed by Messrs. Haswell Bros. occa;s.ionally.- I Adioumed for four weeks. David Bowen (37), Rhost^llen, cashier and storekeeper, empioyed by the W rexham and District Transport Company.—September 29. I John Williams (36), handyman, and employed I by the Wrexham and District Transport Com- paii.v.-August 31 (final). John Albert McDonald. Southsea, tailor's traveller for P. S. Laurie, Hill-street.—Aug. 51. John Richard Griffiths (36), painter and paper hanger, 25. Trevor-street.—Auf?at 7 (final). hanger, Thomas Evans (31), New-road, Rhos- ?cidu. insurance agent.—Sept. 29. S. H. Percy (29), 43, Smi-thSeld-?e&d. shop manager, and James Walter Colemere (40), 5, Springfield Terrace, cab driver.—August 7 (final). William Roberts (25), ^Poplar House, Madeira Hill, hairdresser.—Adjourned for medical re- examin-aition, Charles H. Duffy (41), licensee of the Old Vaults, Chester-street.-Aug. 15. John Edwards (40), 3, Picton Ten-ace, builder's labourer.—September 29. Henry Ta-ylor (40), 8, Brookstreet, fruiterer.— Case adjourned for a month, to enable applicant to take up work of national importance within 15 miles of Wrexham. Morris Rueben (40), 37, Wno&ddu-road.- August 29. George Thomas Davies (40),, Walmer Villa, Ruabon-road.—August 28. John Henry Jones (38), 18, Villiers-street, cei- larman.—Sept. 29. John Haddon Edwards (20), 2, Chapel-street, Ibarman. -AdiouTned for a month for man -so take up work of national importance as a sub- stitute. It was reported that G. H. Bessell, auctioneer, has been granted exemption by the Central Tri- bunal until August 19. It was also reported that Robert Ttnlcin Da-vies of the Hiihgate engineering works, whose case had been refcèmred to the enlistment complaints sub-committee, was exempt from military service. I WREXHAM RURAL I Monday 's doislons: fixempted until an efficient mibsfUmte is ptovided- Robert Wm. Ralt, Plea Maen Cottages, Ftrwd. Conditional emenaption-Thos. Archibald Davies, 18, Newton, GreMord; Wm. Henry Jones, Post Office, Minem; and Edward Simon Jones, Bodiorwerth, Greenfleldi, Rbosddu. Adjoumned—(}eorge Rhoden, 4, School Lane, Rhos- nessney (for tmm days); and John Watson, 4, Jones Tem-ace, Old Rhosrobin (for a month). Appeal digallowed-Wm. Rowlands Owen, 84, Park Street, Bhosdfdu; and Thos. Ed. Jones, 2, Bryn Hyfryd, Nant, Coedpoeth (call up August 2). Exempted .to August 2—C. F. Newcopabe, a7, Ohapel Street, Pomkey, Wrexham. October 2—&eo. Thos. Bailiff, Duke Street, Ruabon; Jos. Jellicoe, Turning Hill, Erbi-stock, Ruabon; Samuel John Powell, Dattland, Rossoettt Thomas Bellis. Laurel View, Gwersyllt; P. G. D. Dennis, New Hall, Ruabon; Joe. Jenkins-, 10, Gerdidl, Rhos; Evan Heaary Marrl,&, Minor Cottage Broughton; and Edward Thos. Edwards, 45, Market Stneet, Rhos. Noverotoer 2—Edward John Bdwarde, 22, Clark St., Ponfcey. Jam. 2—Fotofc Powall, New Hall Cottagea, Ruabon 18*09. Ingmkn, 1, Owen Street, Rhos; Robert 0.9W«Jd Jones, Ie, Victoria Road, Brytateg; and David Btfwaffd, Jones, The Poplars, Brymho. I LLANGOLLEN URBAN Friday, iweswnlt1, Messrs. J. H. Davies (chairman) H. Bind*, A. LeMaome, T. Darvies, E. R. Parry, and C. W. Rtohardfi, with Messrs. Evans (agricultural representative), 6. C. T. Jagigetr (maliitery; Represent- ative), and E. FDulbas Jones (clerk). Decisions J. F. Goodwin, J, Trevor Hughes, J. Walter Rich- ards, Alun Morris, and W. E. Ediwards.—Oaisea do fer,red until such time as the men are called up, tie Chairman staffing that they would, when called up. have seven days' notice In which they might 1,-dga an appeal it they desired to do so. They need, not ba worrie4; they would not be caliied! up unless there waa some, urgent need of more: men than at present. W. U. AIJFupp, muitiiple tllop manager, Naci ex- etmpted, from service until August 31 oil the firm's apphea,bWn-The Military Representative: I give notioe of appeal agwnsit that dtolcon--Thp Korth Wales manager for the "&tar" stated that it was most emeutial In-view of the numerous regulations made by the Pood Controller, that tbey should have an experienced rom. at the bead of the local business to see that they were pioperly carried out. A great nacaber of peapte limdbe-en fined for making nidstakes; and they coo tended tihat their mamgors were doing as good eervice 1m, the, starts as they would be in the Arany, considering the class to which iMIy were oaM«!L—Tb? MlUtM'y Mv&: otbw men b»v« pne from thme businesses.- Mr. Alawp: There ? no eompa?Mn between the! c.-The Military Reprefeesrtatiw: They were the proprietors of the businesses.—The North Wales reipresentative said tboy- bad 280 shops and although a number of their men had- been takern no estaiblisfa- men-t bad been oloee'd.—The Military Representative said he considered that the multiple stores should not have different treatment from one-businesses and' so abould appeal, against the decision. J. Evans, Brookside. LI an gol etn—Appeal not :14- aemted to, aippftllant not to be caMleid up until August 81,. It was pointed out that Evans's appeal had been, Tefueed by the Adivftory CosmmMtM), after which he I appealed to the local trtbimail and it wae refused V them he appealed to the county tribunal and the appeal was again refused. Then he went before the medical board and was rejected and, upon re- examination came up before the local tribunal is Class 02. J. H. Edwards,. 31, Wesit ;gtreet.-Exempted for four months conditionally upon his remaining in Us present occupation. He pointed out that the firm; were- full up with work upon agricultural machinery. —The Military Representative: I know a lot more land has to be ploughed up and we cannot object to these men. Alun Jones, grocer. Berwyn Street.—October .11. Christmas Jones, salesman at Jonathan Dxvies, Castle Street.—Deferred for a month to einohle appellant to go before, a mediical board for rev examination. J. Edward's, Ty Uchia, butcher.—Exempted for six months, until December 31. He had been previously exempted for a similar period; conditionally upon, his co-operating -with the other butchers in the dis- trict in slaughteiring and this condition it. was stated he had duly observed., John Manion, employed at the, Lliangoillen Hide aDd Skin Works, as a strlker-out of rolled leather. The proprietor of the works stated that 60 per cent, of the work—which is chiefly for the Government—■ goes through his bands; that it was impossible to find a substitute for Mm.—Deferred until called up for service. Harold Price, joiner's apprentice, said that his aippreracfieesship had four months to tm and applie for time to complete Military ILPVmsemta tive said that if he weire called up he would prohahl learn more of his trade, than by remaining in his present employment another four monitbs.-A-ppeal not assented to, but. not to be called up until July 31. J. W. Williams, Fron Bache, Llangollen.-—Not) assented to, but not to be ca-liedl up before- Juiy 31. The Chairman read a liist of those who, having been f gsanted eix-esmptiouA conditionally npon their joining- L the V.T.C. had failed to comply with this condition and did not attend the drills regularly, and it WM pointed out that, unless they complied with thia condition, their exemptions were lialble to be with- drawn. They weae treating the tribunal with con* tempt by mot observing them.
A Garden Fete at krbisiock
A Garden Fete at krbisiock- Through the kindness of Mrs. M. E. Lloyd, and with the laudable object of augmenting the funds of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers Prisoners' of War Association, a garden fete was held at Rosehill, Erbistock, on Friday. The fete was of a most successful character, and the promoters were favoured with a beauti- ful day. The band of the Royal Welsh Fusi- liers, under Mr. W. J. Clancy, played during the afternoon. Tea was served on the lawn by Mrs. Bristow, Mrs. Meredith, Mrs. Plerse Duncombe, the Misses Jackson, Bristow, Roberts, Fearnall, and Lloyd Jones. Straw- berries for the tea were kindly sent by Mr. Bellis of Holt, and cakes, bread, butter, milk and cream came from people in thedistríct; Eighty-two wounded soldiers from the Roge", neath, Croesnewydd and Ellesmere hospital81 were entertained. The sides shows included; Tipping the Topper," in charge of Mr- Ernest Lloyd; "Palmistry," for which Miss Sutton was responsible; "Bean Bags," in charge of Mr. Williams; and a weighing machine in charge of Miss Clela-ndv Button- holes were sold by Miss Mary Lloyd, Master* Raymond Clegg Hill, Miss Antoinette de Rougfemont, and Master Bwainson. A draw for a ton of coal given by Mr. Dyke Dennis of New Hall was won by Mr. Rhone of Ellesmere. A draw for a lamb, given by Mrs. Leonard Pilkington, was won by Miss Roberta, Whitel Horse Inn, Overton-on-Dee, whilst Mr. Boyle carried off the prize in the weight of cakel guessing competition. Much interest wal aroused in the sale by auction, kindly conduce ted by Mr. T. Bristow. Lambs, pigs, a goa& ducks, chickens, doves, rabbits, potatoelf cheese, eggs, vegetables, china, glass, silveri and pictures were sold. As a result of the; energies of Mrs. Lloyd and her friends, coupled; with the generosity of all the people of the dis* trict, especially the farmers, the sum of E140 was raised for the R.W.F. Prisoners of War Association, whose valuable work, carried, on by an enthusiastic band of helpers at Wrex- ham, requires constant Bupport if the Fusiliert in enemy countries are to be saved from as" treme privations. t
WREXHAM. SUCCESS.—Mr. J. Lloyd, Spring Lodge, cvbk tained a iirsc-ciasa certificate in grade 1 of gas engineering at the recent examination held by the City and Guilds of London Institute. Mi"- Lloyd is in the employ of the Wrexham Ga. Company. A GARDEN FETE.—With the object of ae- sisti-ng the Mayoress's fund for providing- oomfortJ for fcho Royal Weleh Fusiiior battalions on active service, l garden fete and sale wall be held at Little Acton, by kind permission of Mrs. 13or, nam, on Friday, Julv 20. The band of th* i R. W .F. wiAl attand and the programme will ] embraoe gridie shows, competitions and dancing. THE LA'l'E MR. LLOYD OLIVER. Ne-0 reached Wirehxam on Saturday of the dea-tih in Vancouver on May 17 from pneumonia of Mr- IJoyd Oliver, gon of the late Mr. J. 0. Oliver, ana of Mm. Oliver, King's Milk Road. Mir. Oliver, who was 32, was attaohed to the 5th Duke ot C.'onnought' Own Regiment. He contracted a who was 32, 0 wn Roe, 14o leaves a youn f chill wihils on duty. lie leaves a young wido" and infant soji in Vancouver. Mr. Oliver wa* well known in Wrexham, and especially at Oroet Lanea, where he was supesfintendent of the Sunday I School, and an oarncsl worker at the Wesley Chapel there. He went to Camad eix years &gc. AIRMANSHIP.—AJmoat evary d&y an aviator* whose ekiH and intrepidity ee?ma quate T?mafk* able to those of us who are at home and faJt from the nearest fighting zone, comets to Wrex- ham and entertains the townspeople to an eJ: hibition of Mrman^liip. His evolutions lnolw* t'liriiling nose dives and other extraordinary featsw amd on S?tmrd&y in?t, the flights caused a tenci" pomry suspension of .busine.* ?n I&g
Having assisted in planting them. the pupi. t of Friars School, Bangor, were on Saturday' enabled to buy new potatoes grown in tho school grounds ut 2d. a pound.