Collection Title: Llangollen advertiser, Denbighshire, Merionethshire, and North Wales Journal (1860-1893)
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CAMP NOTES. BETTISFIELD PARK. On Monday Mrs. Woolley's concert party paid a welcome return visit. The programme submitted was an excellent one, practically every item being encored. Mrs. Woolley, who accompanied throughout, also sang three charming little songs. Messrs. Parry, Davies and Llew. Edwards were in capital voice, whilst Mrs. Ross Wallis sang and danced most acceptably. Miss May Jones and Mr. Walter Roberts caused quite a furore with their dainty duets, and also scored in their individual efforts, the former's interpretation of Beyond the dawn" being most artistic, whilst the humorous sketches of the latter quite convulsed his hearers. Mrs. Woolley's concerts always attract large audiences, and this party's visit eeftaily mark an epoch in camp life. PARK HALL. On Thursday General Buchanan presented the football medals won by the Liverpool Scot- tish team in the Garrison and Brigade cup competitions, to the Royal Welsh Fusi- liers, the winnerg. of the Welsh Division. In the report of the Garrison cup finals in last week's Advertizer" it was erroneously stated that General Stuart presented the cup to the winning team. The presentation was made by Miss Buchanan, daughter of General Buchanan, and the speech attributed t6 Brigadier-General Stuart was made by General Buchanan himself. » » » The league matches were resumed as usual on Saturday, although one or two were can- celled for various reasons. The King's Own Royal Laneasteiri beat the Herefords by 6 goals to 1; the' Liverpool Scottish accounted for the West Lanes. R.A.M.C., after a closely con- tested game by 2 to 0; while the R. W.F. van- quished the Cheshires by the same margin. «r • The folldwi-ng players represented the Welsh Wesley, Ellis Evans,Owen, Sec.-Lieut. Davies, R. J. Lloyd, Edwards, Jones, Rowlands, Goode and Lloyd. A late start was made owing to the non-appearance of the referee, the breach eventually being filled by Mr. Prit- chard of Whittington. A cinematograph oper- ator was in attendance during the game, and it is rumoured that the main features of the game will be seen locally. Eighteen minutes after the start Owen Jones netted for the Welsh, this following a clever piece of com- bination between himself and Rowlands. Owing no doubt to the frozen condition of the ground no further addition was made to the score up to half time. During the second half, the Welsh again demonstrated their superiority, and added another goal through the instrumentality of Amos Lloyd, who, throughout, had been playing, a clever game, j There is no doubt that the hard ground was all against a high score, hence the Welsh failed to add further to their total. Ellis was the best. back in the field, the Cheshire eustodian, being not quite up to his usual standard. The Welsh forwards were again too nippy for the opposition, especially the left wing. It is not at all unlikely that several of the Welsh team will find their way into, the Brigade XI. on Christmas Day, when the Welsh Brigade will probably meet the West Lanes. Brigade. II The Welsh Fusiliers battalidn are thinking of running a Rugby XV. in the New Year, and, if so, it will be foucd that several amateur Internationals will bi deluded in the team. High hopes are entertained, of the XV follow- ing the glorious lead given by the soccer XI., and that the Royal Welsh Ruggers will be ?nf bo" team of the Welsh Division. I the the boss team of the Welsh Division. I rather fancy that the Monmouths will have something to say to this, South Wales being the "home" of the Rugby football. I hear that other regiments are also thinking seriously of starting Rugby, so that it will be played practically all over the Camp. Evidently the authorities have also "got wind" of it, as I notice the Camp hospital is being onlargdd-, la bonne heure < < Arrangements are being made for a regular feast of football on Christmas Day, as well as of other good things. In the morning an Association match will be played between teams representing the pick of the Welsh and of the West Lanes. Division. In all probabil-, ity it will be played on the Park Hall ground. In the afternoon a Rugby match between teams chosen from the same divisions will also take place. It is expected that a regular periodical for the Royal Welsh Fusiliers encamped here will, make its bow to the public early in the New Year. The services of Lieut, Francis J. King! will probably be secured for the editorial chair. Failing him, it is not unlikely that the, ubiquitous sports officer will step into the: "breach and officiate in this capacity. The band of the R. W.F., who gave selec- tions under Bandmaster Owen at the Hippo- drome, Wrexham, last week, were entertained to dinner by the management at the Wynnstay Hotel, Wrexham, on Saturday evening. Capt. Neville Evans, the band president, accom- panied by Lieut. Hamilton Owen and Lieut. W. E. Samuels, was also present. ♦ A successful test concert took place at No. 1 Y.M.C.A. Hut oh Dec. 13. This event was one of the first of its kind to be held in Camp. Exceptional merit was displayed by the competitors, a member of the audience assuring me that the soloists would have doae th,m..ef,es credit at the National Eisteddfod. The concert started at 7.30 p.m., and long before that time the hut was crowded out. A preliminary test was held at 5.30. Dr. Car- adoc Roberts, Rhos, who, kindly gave his ser- vices, was the musical adjudicator, and Capt. Herbert, C.F., and Lieut. H. E. Jones adju- dicated the recitations. As many as 60 names were sent in for the different competitions, but awing to men having left the Camp for service overseas the number decreased to 40. Lietit. Colonel Tuxford, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, pre- sided at the evening concert, and was sup- ported by several officers. Mr. Glendining, organist at the parish church, Oswestry, and a soldier in "the A. S. C., acted as accompanists. The Rev. Christmas Jones, whose witty re- marks were much appreciated, conducted the proceedings. The awards were as follows:- Double quartet: 1, "Four twos, conducted by L.-Corpl. T- Lloyd, Cheshires; 2, Primrose Party, conducted by Pte. O. Thomas, R.W.F. 3, Cadnant Patty. Duet: 1, Pte. Will Roberts B.W.F., of Wrexham, and friend 2, Pte. Edwards, Cerrigydrudion, and friend. Bari- tone solo: 1, L.-Corpl. Tom Lloyd, Cheshires; 2, Pte. Jones, Corris. Tenor solo: 1, Pte. Will Roberts, R.W.F., of Wrexham; 2, Pte. Jack Lloyd, Tremadoc. Recitation: 1, Corpl. Holsgrove, King's Liverpool Regiment; 2, Pie. Edward Richards, King's Liverpool; consol- ation, Pte. Ben O. Griffiths, R.W.F., who hails from Glyn Ceiriog. There is a small deficit on the cost of the entertainment, and the Rev. Christmas Jones, leader at the hut, would be grateful for any contribution towards it. • • Adjutant and Mrs. Holder, who have done so much for the comfort and recreation of the soldiers at the Salvation Army hut in the j Welsh lines, are leaving shortly to take up similar work in France. I DRUM-MAJOR. I
MILITARY BOXING AT OSWESTHY
MILITARY BOXING AT OSWESTHY. South W?es boxers v?re to Ore fore at the Drm I HaU. O?westry, on Friday n?gbt, wbtre Mr. &quitei ?Frayn?e, Liverpool, deputised as referee for Lc&Cpl. Bob. ToUey, w4o had expected to leave ?or foreignI service ear!!? in the da.y. Much interest centred in the 15 rounder between Ooirpl. Billy Ashman., i Glamorganshire Yeomanry, and Sergt. Jack Rich- ards, Monmouthshire Regiment, a good deal of money depending on the the result. Both men started work in eraest, the opening rounds being characterised by a good deal of in-fighting and it was obvious at quite an early stage in the struggle that Mr. Prayae would have no easy job in keeping the contest well under control. In f41ct, he had oc. c-asloii once to warn Richards for hitting a trifle low, which, however, spipeared to be quite accidental, and again later for administering the kidney punch. I Ashman fought throughout coolly and with calcula. tion, while Richards was ever an agressw, only to be stopped time after time by Ms opponent's straight left, which he invariably followed up either with a heavy swing from his rigjit, or an unpleasant half, arm jab. The first round proved an even one, the se-cond wemt in Ricbards's favour; Ashman took the honours in the third session, ainsd in the succeeding session the sergeant again ame to the top. There- after Ashman, took the lead antd well maintained it to the end of the fourteenth round. Coming up for the last time, Richards realised that bts only chance of victory lay in .getting a "siLeader." He sought an opening in the defen-ce and scon found one, audi, seizing it, he landed a very heavy straight right on the Corporal's chin, driving him to the ropes and all but stunning him. He had only to follow this up and victory was assured; but the referee unwitting. ly got in between tbem and so deprived the fieigt. of getting in a flzrisher. Realising quickly his mis. take, Mr. Pra)rn-e got out of the way but the sec- ond or two's respite had been sufficient for Ash. man, who, although obviously in much distress for some 30 secctads or so duriiigwbacll time he took no small amount of punishment, managed to recover himself and then get in a straight left followed with his favourite swing from the Tight. The excitement was now very tease, for there was no knowing vrhat might happen in the feV seeondi. that remained. Richards attacked for all the was worth but Ashman succeeded in holding his own until the gong sounded, bringing him re-lie* as well as a well-merited vie- tory on points. An almost equally good contest was that fought between Pte. Ted Collins of the Welsh Regiment, a very clean and gentlemanly boxer, and Lance-Corpl., Blanche of the Herefords, a persistant fighter wbo keeps every on the attack and fears nothing. The. latter pressed throughout but could not bre.ak through the really clever defence put up by Collins, who time and again met his opponent's advances with a straight left, which almost every time met Blanche's chin, and after a stern aad we!l-foueht contest the referee declared the Issue a draw. Pte. Mabbeth, Welsh Horse, had a veritable mix up with Lanee-C-orporal Nightingale of the Loyal North Lanes., but after the contest, had gone four rounds M-abbetto withdrew, at the same time challeng- ing Nightingale to a meeting in$weeks' time. The challenge was accepted. Sergt. Bashatn and Jas. Platts are to meet in Liverpool on Boxing night. The weights will be lOst. lOlbs,
I FOOTBALL. OSWESTRY GARRISON LEAGUE. For week ending December le, 1916. Goals P. W. L. D F. A.'Pta. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 6 6 0 0 S6 2 12 4th Loyal Nortih Lanes, 7 6 1 0 21 7 12 10th King's Liverpool R. 6 5 1 0 20 4 10 West Lanes. R.A.M.C. 6 4 2 0 18 6 8 4th South Lanes. 6 4 2 0 14 11 8 4th K.O.R.L; 7 4 3 0 19 25 8 7th King's Liverpool R. 8 3 5 0 15 1% 6 Cheshires 4 2 0 lfl 11 4 5th King's Liverpool R. 4 2 2 0 6 8 4 Walsh R.A.M.C. 7 2 5 0 7 24 4 .Army Service Corps 5 1 4 0 8 11 2 Monmouths 8 0 6 0 6 33 0 Herefords 6 0 6 0 1 22 0
MONS SIGNALLERS BEATEN
MONS SIGNALLERS BEATEN. The Monmouth Signallers suffered their first doe. feat on Wednesday afternoon, when, with a weakened team, many having gone on active »*rvice, they met the R.W.F. Signallers on the Welshmen's ground. In the first 20 minutes it looked like being a one- sided game, for at that period the homesters bad put on four goals; but afterwards the game was evenly contested and the final verdict was a 5-8 victory for the Fusiliers. Lieut. Bury (2) and Grif. flths scored for the Mons., who were very weak in j goal. Orrell, Lieut. Bury, Bennett and Dukes were the pick of the Mons. eleven.
L mrn Hunting Jlppuinimenis
TIMETABLE FOR SUBDUING LIGHTS
TIMETABLE FOR SUBDUING LIGHTS. Friday, December 22 6 2 Saturday, December 23 6 3 Sunday, December 24 6 4 Monday, Deoemroor 25 6 4 Tuesday, December 26 6 5 Wednesday, December 27. 6 5 Thursday, December 28 a 6 Friday, December 29 le 7 NOTli,-All vehicles are required to carry lights one hour and a half earlier than the timee aboyo stated.
I In view of the scarcity of fats in Germany, the public is officially requested to use only one candle for each Christmas tree.
MR LLOYD GEORGES REPLY
MR. LLOYD GEORGE'S REPLY. UNIVERSAL NATIONAL SERVICE. I GOVERNMENT TO CONTROL ALL THE MINES. I (By Press Association Telegram). In the House of Commons on Tuesday after- noon, the Premier said that before accepting the German peace proposals Germany must be willing; to accede to the only terms on which peace could be made and maintained. There "must be complete restitution, full reparation and effectual guarantees. (Cheers). We must de- stroy all possibility of the Prussian military caste ever again disturbing the peace of Europe. (Hear. hear). The late Government decided to institute universal national service. That de- cision had been adopted by the present Govern- ment. Volunteer war workers would be en- rolled. and, if necessary, compulsory powers sought. Mr. Neville Chamberlain, the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, would act as director of rhe national service. The Government would assume control of all mines.
Military Appointments I Lieut. R. Richards, M.C., R.W.F., is gaz- etted temporary captain with precedence as from May 2 and to remain adjutant. The youngest son of Mr. R. S. Richards, Glas- coed House, Llangollen, he was mentioned in despatches last January, and was subsequently awarded the Military Cross. Mr. James Elliott, son of Capt. W. Elliott, R.A.M.C. (T.), late of Welshpool, has been posted to the 55th Coke's Rifles, Indian/Army, stationed at Kbhat, near Peshawar. Capt. M. D. Gambier Parry, Royal Welsh < Fusiliers, is gazetted a deputy-assistant quar- termaster general. I Captain A. P. Bowen, King's Shropshire II Light Infantry, who now holds an important staff appointment, has been gazetted major. On the Outbreak of war he was adjutant to the third battalion K.S.L.I. He belongs to a well known South Shropshire family. Mr. H. P. Maybury, of the Road Board, formerly county surveyor of Kent, and nephew of the late Mr. William Maybury, 48, New Park-road, Castle Fields, Shrewsbury, has been given command of the newly formed road 'I making battalion for France, with the rank of brigadier-general.
Wrexham Liberals. I I MR. ASQUITH AND MR. LLOYD I I GEORGE. I At a meeting of the executive of the Wrex. ham Liberal Association, on Friday, regret was expressed at the deaths of Mr. Thomas I Lewis, the secretary of the Association, and it was decided to place on record their apprecia- I tion of the faithful services rendered by him to the cause of Liberalism in the town and the Denbigh Boroughs generally. The Chairman (Alderman E. Hughes) was directed to frame a resolution in suitable terms thanking Mr. Ascpith for the services he had rendered the nation during his long term as Prime Minister. The fallowing resolution was also carried:- "(1) That an expression of congratulation be tendered to the Right Hon. D. Lloyd George, M.P.,upon his appointment as Prime Minister (2) that this Committee prays that the Prime Minister will be given the needful health and strength to enable him to bear the heavy bur. den of his high office; (3) that we express our unabated confidence in Mr. Lloyd George, be- lieving that he will, by a vigorous prosecution of the war, help to obtain that triumphant victory necessary to secure the future peace of Europe, the preservation of civilisation, and th-e rights of humanity.
j University College of North I Wales Aberystwyth
j University College of North I Wales, Aberystwyth, t At a meeting of the Council of the Univer- I sity College of Wales, Aberystwyth, oii kiiday, ￼ the Registrar announced that friends of the ￼ College had expressed their nt?ntion of con- tributing 91000,000 to the funds of the College, subject to a teservation of their right to make proposals to the Council either as to the capital or the income.
Seven workmen, summoned for having I matches in a high explosive factory, were at a north country town on Saturday fined £ 5 each. A boy, aged 17wa fined £ 5 for smok. ing a cigarette near the works. A statuary bust, resting on a pedestal, Qf the Rev. John Phillips, the founder of the Col- lege, is to be placed in the Bangor Normal. College, and it is expected that it will be uu- veiled by the Prime Minister early in the new vear. )
THE REALWELSH CURE HAVMAM? ? BALSAM I I CURES K COUGHS&C8LMJ) InvalUable in the Nurael7 H ■ < BottI.. I /sands H| ■ ? Am CHBMISSS AND S'tCQS. ?t? I
FARMERS EXCITING STRUGGLE WITH SOLDIERa STRUGGLE WITH SOLDIERS
FARMER'S EXCITING ) STRUGGLE WITH SOLDIERa STRUGGLE WITH SOLDIERS, I SMART ARRESTS BY POLICE. I The story of an exciting struggle between a I Llanrhaiadr farmer and two soldiers was described at Oswestry. Borough Police Court Tuesday, When, before the Mayor. (Mr. R. S. Parry) and Mr. David Vaughan, David Scho- lield, whose home is at Dukinfield, Cheshire, and who was recently discharged from the Manches- ter Regiment, and Priyato Thomas Whitehead, Manchsster Regiment, whose wife resides at Denton, were charged on remand with assault- ing David Thomas of Cefnhirfawr Farm, and stealing ten five-pound notelf from his person on the night of October 12. The accused were nor, legally represented, and after hearing a large number of witnesses for the prosecution—tha proceedings lasted over four hours—the men were committed for trial at the next assizes for the county. It was stared that on October 12, about 1 p.m., prosecutor cashed a cheque at a bank, receiving ten five-pound notes, one one-pound Treasury, note. and 325. w silver. At 8 p.m., he visited the Woolpack Inn, Willow-street, and treated a number of soldiers and civilians to drink. He pulled all the notes out of an inside waistcoat t ocket when he tendered a Treasurv note m payment of a round of drinks. The accused were sitting, next to him, it was alleged, when this occurred, and when he left at closing tiD)' to go to his brother-in-law's farm at Selattyn he was accompanied by Schofield. Prosecutor alleged that when they got past the last house in Oakhurst-road, Schofield struck him in the face with his first, felling him. They struggled for some time, and then another soldier came up and they knocked him about badly, cutting his forehead and the knuckles of his right hand and badly injuring him. During the melee, the bank notes were taken from his pocket, and the men, as they made off, 'threatened what they would do to him if he followed them. Prosecutor said he subsequently went to his brother-in-law's house, socne three or four miles away, and then missed the notes. The Mayor: Not before that ?-Prosecutor,, No. sir; I felt lucky to get away alive. Evidence was called to prove that Whitehead changed one of the missing five pound notes ft a Southport hotel and Schofield another at Ashton-under-Lyme. P.S. F. H. Jenes, Morda, said that when he arested Schofield at Dukinfield, on November 29. accused said he found eight five-pound notes and divided them with his pal (Whitehead). He went to Southport the, following day and arrested Whitehead. The latter made a state- ment, which he signed, incriminating him.t and Schofield. Detective-Sergeant- Ashton, of the Stalybridge Borough Police Force, corroborated statements made by the last witness, and the accused were then formally committed for trial. The Mayor complimented Sergt. Jones and Juetective-Sergeant Ashton on the ability they had shown in effecting the arrests, and Inspector Taylor said he would forward his remarks to the Chief Constable.
I The Late Lady Egerton
I The Late Lady Egerton. We regret to announce the death of Lady Egerton, widow of Sir Robert Eyles Egerton, K.C.S.I., C.I.E., of Coedyglyn, Wrexham. which took place at Cambridge on December 12. Lady Egerton was a daughter of the Rev. J. W. Cunningham, vicar ot Harrow.. She was the second wife of Sir Robert Egerton, whom she married in 1883. This was a year after Sir Robert's retirement from the lieu- tenant governorship of the Punjab, which he had held from 1877, being previously a tnem- ber of the Legislative Council of the Governor General of India, and at a still earlier period-at the time of the Mutiny- chief magistrate of Lahore. Sir Robert be longed to a collateral branch of the Grey-t Egertons of Egerton and Oulton, Cheshire, his father, William Egerton of Gresford Lodge, being a brother of the ninth baronet. Sir Robert, who died in 1912, left sixchildr-exx-i- the eldest son, William Henry, died in 189- all by his first marriage in 1858 with Mar, Warren, daughter of William Hickey. The children were: Mr. R. W. Egerton of Stanstf Lodge, Wrexham, formerly executive engineer in the Public Works Department of India; Brigadier Raleigh Gilbert Egerton, C.B., Lieut.-Colonel Charles Philip Egerton, Ladyl Young, wife of Sir William MMkwortIl Young, Oaklea, St. Leonards, Catherine Plora Egerton, and Margaret Rebecca Egerton. Lady Egerton was a sister of Lady Stephen, widow of Sir James FitzJames Stephen, Bart.* author of "Nuncomar Impey," and her brother, and her brother, Sir Henry Cunningham,, K.C.I.E., was judge of the High Court of Cal- cutta. During her residence at Coedyglyn, Lady Egerton took an active part in church work at Wrexham.' She enjoyed the respect and esteem of many friends, by whom the news of her death has been received with much re-. gret. The funeral took place at Wrexham on Saturday. The remains had been conveyed tqj Wrexham parish church on the previous eveh* ing, the coffin-being covered with a purple pall and placed near the chancel steps. The service, was conducted by the Rev. Canpo Davies, assisted by the Rev. Mostyn Davies. The choir sang On the resurrection morn- ing, "How bright those glorious spiriti shine," and Hark, hark my soul, and Mr. Frank Pullein played 0 rest in the Lord. The mourners were Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Egeaw ton, Sir Mackworth Young, Sir Herbt. Stephen, Miss Stephen, Miss Cunningham, and Miya Akers. Those present included the Yen. Archdeacon Fletcher, Mr. and Mrs. Yorke, that Rev. Walter Lloyd, Mrs. Burton, Mr. Arthur Evans, Miss Owen, Mr. John Francis, Mr. W, Griffiths, Mr. James Lee and Nurse Fitz-, patfick. The interment took place sti the Borough Cemetery, and a number of beautiful wreatbs from relatives and ffienda were placed by thq graveside.
I LLANDRILLO. THE POSTAL SERVICE.—Miss Hughes, of the Post Office, Lliandrillo, has been ap- pointed postraistreas at Llandderfel sub-office, and leaves Llandrillo, where she was deservo edly popular, with the best wishes of all the residents.
Qffice boys of from 50 to 60 ysarg of age are becoming increasingly common in New York. Elderly men are also doing the work usually performed by errand boys. The diffi- culty of getting boys is due to the pelCllld boon* in Business.