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FLINT AND DISTRIOT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. 1909. PRELIMINARY NOTICE. THE FIFTH ANNUAL SHOW TOLL B8 BJIU) IN THH FLINT CASTLE GROUNDS o. Wednesday, August llth, 1909. VEGETTBLES, FRUIT AND FLOWER SHOW OOMBINED WITH A GREAT SHOW OF CAGE BIRDS UD RACING PIGEONS. Enormous Attractions Schedules and all particulars shortly, frolD- TB8 HOW. SLOBBTABY Town Hall, Flint. Great Bankrupt Stock Sale OF C (1 B'I'A.18, &o., OF xvimr DBSOBIPTIOK, TO BE SQLD BY AUCTION REGARDLESS OF COST, in THE MARKET HALL, HOLYWELL, ON FRIDAY NEXT. TQ BE SOLD BY AUCTION BY Tna STAFFORDSHIRE CHEAP JACK, A MANUFACTURER'S STOCK OF QLAS8. CHINA AND EARTHENWARE. AT THE MARKET HALL, HOLYWELL, On Friday Next. BATS killed and found by Mr J MVV Evans, of Rlaenglyn, Brecon, after using one is. box of Harrison s Reliable Sat Poison. Equally good for Mice, Moles and Beetles Dogs aad Cats will not touch it. Price, 6d., Is.,2s. 3d. and 3s. 8d. Postage 2d. G. W. EIARRisoN, Chemist, Reading. Sold by Chemists, Agent for HoJy well:—C. 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HOLDEN AND Co., (OF FLINT), WHO FOR OVER 25 YEARS HAVE SOLD (3-OOD TEA, 13AVE OPENED THE PREMISES AT 31, HIGH STREET, HOLYWELL. .0:- Inspect our Windows for large variety of Gifts to Tea Buyers. -:0:- Price of Tea 2s 2d., 28. 4d" 2s. 6dL, 2s. 8d. per lb. -:0:- Any Article Sold for Cash or Given with Tea. Cheapest Shop for Glass, China, Baskets, Pans and Kettles, Buckets, Baths, Tinware, etc., etc. -:0: Remember our Tea is REALLY GOOD. ONE TRIAL WE ASK. A TEST IN ONIAL. A T the BEYNFOBD OHUROH EASTBB VESTS* held l\. at the NATXOWAL SCHOOL, APBIL 20TH, 1909, "It was unanimously resolved that the long and faithful services of Mr RICHAED JONKS, as Headmaster of the School, should be reoognised by means of a Testimonial." CHAIBMAN RJlv. R. M. EDWARDS, RBOTOB, TBEASUBBB :— MB ROBERT JONES, HWTLFA FgB. SECBHTABY ;— Ms JOHN EDWARD JONES, GROOEB. HOLYWELL EISTEDDFOD. AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY. LIST OF SUBJECTS NOW READY (BY POST liD). H. G. 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EGGS.-During June, my EGGS from pars-bred j[j Bull Orpingtons, and PrizePartride Wyan- luttes are reduced to 2s. per isitting.-Miss EmBI. ELKIHGTON, Plas Llitneichymer, near Holywell. WAKTED, GENERAL SERVANT, strong and active; good wa^es.—Apply, with references, to Afro PBSBIB, Abbey House, Greeufield. BAGILLT .—TO BE SOLD-" Cader and l)ypre»a Vill.s (Freehold;; also, BUILDING olfES.-Apply, EV¿N, Rose Villa, Bagdit, THE SAITHAELWYD PARK LEY will be OPENED FOR CATTLE on the I2th of WAY, 1909.-Apply, W. EDWABDS, Saithaelwyd, Holywell. BOOK DEBTS PURCHASED, any qaaotity Large List preferred. Cash down, no waiting. W. JAOKSOW, 26, Corp oration-street, Manchester. t,5 TO £ 1,000. INTEREST 2s. 6d. in the £ for agreed JL period. ° £5 repay 45 12s. 6d I £ 20 repay £ 22 10s. £ 10 £ 11 5a. 0i ( £ 30 933 16t). W. JAOKSOH, 120, Brook Stteet, Cheater. HOLYWELL RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. TENDERS are invited for PAINTING STANDPIPES AND PUMPS in the Rural District of Holywell, according to Itt, which can be seen upon ftppLcatioa to the undirsigned. Tenders to be sect in on or before TEN a.m., on FBIDAY, the 18th JUNH IMSTANT. The lowoot or auy Tender not necessarily accepted. By crder: p. HARDING ROBERTS, CLUE. Union OfficesOLBSK. Holywell, 9th June, 1909. HOLYWELL UNION. CONTRACTS FOR PROVISIONS, &0. — ALL Persons desiroas of Contracting with tbe Guardians of this Uiion, for supplying the Workbouse for the Quarter ending at Miotiaeimas, 1909, with Bread (baked in tins 24in. x 7in. x 6in.) Flour, Beep (the Tender to state a price for supplying eitbet Fore or Hind quarters, and also if the Beef is Foreign or Home fed) Oroceru Cheese, Butter, Bice, Peas, Oatmeal, Lifebuoy Soan Paraffin Soap, Monkey Brand Soap, Carbolacenl Charcmt, Candles, Royal Daylight Petroleum, Potatoes tobacco, Best Screened Coal (Tender to name Colliery and ttate price for delivery at the Workhouse or ia Waggon loads delivered at Bagilk Railway Station); and other Articles named in the Tender Form, are requested to deliver in sealed Tenders with samples of suon Articles as can be given wrapped in White Uemy Tea Paper and White Stsing, with the prices only marked on them, at the Union Office., Hulywell, on FBIDAY MOBNING, the 18th day of June instant, between the hoars of NIMH and TaN o'clock, to the Clatk. An estimate of the probable quantities of the various articles required during the quarter can be obtained npoa application to the Master of the Workhouse, Holy wed. Tenders are also invited for supplying Coffins, with letters or Coffin plates, and Shrouds, to be delivered free of expense to the Worknouse, at suoh times as the Boaid may require; and also for supplying tue Workuouse during the half-year ending Obristmas, 1909, witn SHOES, to be either Machine Stitched, Screwed or Pegged, as follow@, viz. Men's Shoes, sizes 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Women's Shoes, sizes 2, 3, 4, 6, 6 sad 7. Youths' Shoes, tizes 2, 3, 4 and 6. Boys and GirW tshoes, mimes 7, 8, 9 and 10. Boys aad Gins' bhoe4, sizes 11, 12, 13 and 1. Children's Shoes, sizes 4, 5 aud 6. Infants' Shoes, I zes 1, 2 and 3. are requested to deuver in Sealed Tenders (with samples) as above stated. IW Unaccepted samples of Shoes mtot be sent for. Tenders are invited for Repairs only of Shoes. Security may be rgqniied for the dne performance of the Contracts. It is competent for any Person to Tender for any 10 of the Artioles separately; but the Guardians do not pledge themselves to acoept the lo west or any Tender. The Guardians will be prepared to pay the Butoher'a Bill fortaightly-on tbe B^rd-dav next following the date of the delivery of the Meat in the Workhouse, should the Contractor wish it for his convenience. Forms of Tand-r may tie had on applying to me, at the Union Offices, Holy well. It Is particularly requested that Tenders be sent inwithin the time specified above, as those sent ia after TEN o'clock a.m. on the 18th inst., will not be entertained. P. HARDING ROBERTS, NNN CLIBBK TO IHB GUABDIAKS. 6thJtmp> 1909. Union Offices, Holywell. Tommy looked for a long time at hit father's moustache, in a contemplative way, then hroke out "with, "When I grow up, ah&ll "fl fffttiherg Jikf f^ther^ Sales by Messrs W. Freeman Ly Co. Friday, June 25th, 1909, COMMENCING AT 6 P.M. SHARP. EXTRAORDINARY SALE OF NEW Ladies and Gent's Cycles, DIREur FROM THE MANUFACTURERS. Fall particulars, in Posters. PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT OF ATTRACTIVE SALE OF LIVE AND DEAD STOCK AND SURPLUS HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AT MOUNTAIN VIEW, BRYNFORD, NEAR HOLYWELL, BY instructions from Mis P. HUQHBB, who is leaving. ■ Early in July. Full particulars, in Posters. Early in July. VALUABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTY AT CAE R_W Y S • Fall particulars, later. IMPORTANT UNRESERVED SALE OF VALUABLE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AT CHURCH STREET, FLINT, ON Wednesday, June 23rd, 1909, AT TWO P.M. PROMPT, BY MESSRS W. FREEMAN & Co. WHO are favoured with instructions from the Representatives of the late Mr KYLE. See Posters. Auoiion and Estate Offices High-street, Holywell. Show Booms:- Cross-street, Holywell. Telephone, 17. FLINTSHIRE EDUCATION COMMITTEE. A N T B D CERTIFICATED HEAD VY MASTER for the Oarmel Oounoil Mixed School, near Holywell. Average, 45. Salary, £ 100 per annum. Knowledge of Welsh «SRential.—Form* of application may be obtained from J. BUT AN EVANS, Director of Education, County Education Mold. ARMY CONTRACTS. TENDERS for the supply of BREAD and MEAT at CABBWXS CAHP, NOBXB WALKS, commencing in AUGUST, 1909, will be reoeived at the Head Quarters, Wtat Lancashire Division, 21, Islington, Liverpool, by 12 noon June 28th, 1909. Forms of tender can be obtained on application to the ASSISTANT DIBBOTOE OF SUPPLIES AND TBANSPOBX, Watergate House, Chester. < ARMY CONTRACTS. TENDERS for the supply of Fuel Wood, Palliane JL Straw, Forage, Purchase add Removal of Old Straw, Removal of Privy Soil, Scavenging and Cartage of Camp Equipment at Caerwye Camp, North Wales, commenoin-r in August, 1909, will be received at the Head Quarters, West Lancashire Division, 21, Islington, Liverpool by TWKX-VB noon, June 28th, 1909. Forms of Tender can be obtained on application "to the OFFIOBB COMXAMDIIIG,, Army Service Corps, Seafrrth Ban auks, Liverpool.
Sir G. Sherston Baker, Judge of Grimsby County Court, took Judge Moss' place at the Bangor County Court, on Monday. The Rev. W. S. Probert, senior curate of Wrexham, has accepted the living of Bwlchy- cibau, near Oswestry, offered to him by the Bishop of S1. Asaph. Mr Probert has been a curate at Wrexham for nine years, Several livings have been augmented in value by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, by annual increases as follows -Bagilit, 25; Bwlchgwyn, £ 6; Eglwysfachj 4.46 Frongoch, Bala, £ 58; Glyndyfrdwy, 47; Gwernaffield, £12; Gwyddelwern, ^49; Hengoed, £ ,121 J Nerquis, -624 Pont- bleiddyn, £ 58; Pontfadog, £ 2; Tryddyn, 4S°- '• t
iJOLYWELL- TUB OOUKft MEMBER'S RECOBD;—When the House of Commons adjourned for the Whitsuntide recess, Mr J. Herbert Lewi," the Member for Flint* shire, headed the list of local members taking part in the greatest number ol divisions, his figure being 139. CANON AND HOMELESS MEN. A story is told of one of the reasons which led Canon Hicks (who recently conduoted a mission in liolywel.) to the decision not to use for himself any of his unearned income He had says an Evtning News correspondent, spent a night on the Embank- ment and in the West End in order to convince himself of the oontrast between extreme poverty and the display of wealth. First the Canon visited the Charoh Army teats in Aldwyoh, where he sampled the soup and pronounced it very fair.' At eleven o'cloek he went West and watchea the soeaes as the well-dressed orowde left the thuatres. Then he went to the Embankment, and saw the soup and shelter tickets distributed to the long row of outcasts who were waiting patiently for relief. Several hundreds of the applicants were disappointed, and went away foodless and homeless. It was three iu the morning before Canon Hicks abandoned his inquiry, and he *as to impressed by the painful scenes he witnessed that he resolved to devote his unearned money to the relief of the destitute." ELEVENTH CENTURY BRIDGE. ASSOCIATIONS WITH INIGO JONES. The Flintshire and Denbighshire County Councils are about to undertake jointly the repair of the old atone bridge which carries the Wrelham- to- Whit. church main road over the river Dee at Bangor. isycoed at one of its widest non-tidal parts. The bridge is one of the oldest in Walefc having been bailt about the middle of the eleventh ceatury, and it is reputed to have bean repaired by Inigo Jones in 1656. There are four span*, and the totat length of the bridge (between the abutments) is 215ft, It is a very fioe specimen of semi-militfitry architecture, and well worthy of the preservation measures about to be carried out, which will probably cost some £ 500. By the lapse of time the stones of the arahe3 have worn away and beoeins dilapidated, aad it is intended to strengthen the arches by thecotisf-rtto'ion of otheis above them composed of steel-strengtheofd conerete, which will have the effaot of easing the pressure on the original arches when heavy weight pass over tho bridge. Owing to tha narrowness of the bridge it will be necessary to close it whils the repairs are being carried out. MARRIAGE AT THE WELSH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. On Thursday morning last, at the Welsh Con- gregational Church, Chapel-street, the raatriage took place of Mr Riwland H. Jones, Gwalia House, Ruthin, managing clerk to Mr Aneurin O. Evans solicitor, Ruthin, and eon of the late Mr Owen Jones, Pifety 11 Gwyn, Bontuohel, Ruthin, to Annie, second daughter of Mrs Ellis, Cilwyd House, Croas-stre t, Holywell. Taera was a large congregation present at the solemnization, at which the officiating ministers were the Rev Dr Oliver (pastor) and Rev J. A. Lloyd (cousin of the bridegroom), Bryneglwys. The brile, who was given away by her bruthor, Mr W. E. Ellis, wore a dress of pearl grey tafetta silk, trimmed with lace and silver, and wore a gold brooch, the gift of the bridegroom. The bride's hat of white crinoline was trimmed with orange blossoms. The bridesmaids were Miss Maggie Lupton, of Waterloo, Liverpool, who wore a pale blue silk dress, trimmed with silk laoe and em- broidery, and a black crinoline hat, trimmed with shaded rolles and black velvet ribbon; Miss Katie Griffiths (cousin of the bride), of Liverpool, she wore a pale blue alpaca dress, trimmed with laoe and embroidery, and a cream chip bat trimmed with roses. Both bridesmaids wore "luoky bone" gold brooebei-, the gifts of the bridegroom. The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a set of gold links. The bridegroom was assisted by Mr R. Salisbury (cousin of bride), Denbigh and Mr Lloyd (oousia of bride- groom), Gyffylliog, Ruthin. Miss Sallie Hughes, L.L.O.M., played the Wedding March" from Lohengrin (Wagner), on the arrival of the bride at the ohapel, and Mendelssohn's at the close of the service. Showers of confetti greeted the happy ooupla as they left the ohapel for Ci wyd House, where the wedding breakfast was provided by the bride's mother. The bride-cake was supplied by Missses Williams, Oswallt House; Later in the afternoon, Mr and Mrs Jones left Holywell for Southport, where the honeymoon was spent. The bride and bridegroom were the recipients of very many and valuable prasests. FESTIVAL AT REHOBOTH CHAPEL, On Wednesday afternoon and evening, the annual psalmody festival in connection with the Sunday dahools of the Calviniatic Methodist Churches io the Holywell district, was held in Rehoboth Ofaapel, under the oonduotorsbip otMI David Jenkins, Mas. Bac- (Oantab.), Aberyetwith. There was a large assembly from eaoh cfiapel within the d s riot, who onoupitd the galle,ies-the soparno and .Itl) on one side, and the tenors and bass on the other. The Rtlv. O. B. Jones, Ffyunongroew, was the president of the afternoon meeting, and Mr H. T. Roberts, North and South Wales Bank, Holywell, presided at the evening meeting. Mrs T. 0. Roberts, Perthyterfyn, and Masier J. E. Roberta, The Grove, were the orgauis s. The pr gramme of hymns contained a number of well-known tunes, ana inolad, d :-Ravendale, Aacsterdam, St. Swithin, St. Sylvester, Tyddyn Llwyo, Priscilia, Coronamemo, Trefdeyiti, E, fynisd, liiebyoh, Tyncal, St. Thomas, Tydvil, Majsartto, Peradjffryn, Brymau Caarsaleie, Dy«ir ni gan engyl, Y F.wjdyr Ysbryd J, Mae swyn yn'r mw Iesu, Cauad Iesa, Y Oyfiawn dag yn yr Nf. The anthem was •• Pwy'yw y rhai hyn'' (J. H. Roberts), 'Ihe singing wet-t with admirable expres,ion and the balauca of parts gave the harmony fnti effect. During the afternoon Mr D. Jenkins conducted an examination in voi-al mu io, and there was also a competition in the composition of a tone to the hymn "Ar lan loradonen ddofn." There were a number of compositions sent in, and the winning tune will be ia luded in the prograrowe for next year. In px. parati n for the fentival rehearsals have been held at Oarmel, Qwespyr, Saron, Ctwynfa, Trelogao, Borthea and Holy well; the respective conductors being Messrs W. Thomas, Gronaut W. R. Owen, Llauerchjmor Edward Lluyd, Ftynnongroew; T. Ooleshill Jotes, Berthen J. Roberts, Holywell; A. Jones Barker, Saron and Thomas Jones, M.styb. The secretarial daties were earned out by Mr John Roberts, The Grove, and that of treasurer by Mr Robert Conway, Gwespyr. There were eleven com- petitors tor the hymn tune, and the adjudicator, Air Jenkins, ia making the award, divided the pdze- two oompoBitious being of iquwl merit, and which were complimented by the adjudicator. The winters of the prize proved to be father and son, Messrs Jones, preoentor and organist of .the Ffymongroew O.M. Charoh. The examination in musio results in Master J. E. Roberts obtaining the 1st Grade cartifiuate, and a number of candidates obtained the preliminary oertifisates. MORE LOVE FOR CIGARETTES THAN CHILDREN. A young man, named Thomas Davies, formerly employed as a hairdresser at Rhyl, and for a .ti-,ne In business at Holywell, appeared in custody at Rhyl Police Court last week, on a charge of negleatiug to maintain his two children, who had become chargeable to the St Asaph Union. The magistrates were Messrs W. Elwy Williams and Jacob J Olle8. Mr Charles Grimsley, oliark to the St Asaph Board of Guardians, appeared for the prosaontion, and stated that the two children—Herbert Reginald, aged five years, and Rose, aged three years—were admitted into the Workhouse on August 8th, 1906, and had been chargeable to the Uniun ever since, The girl was etill in the Workhouse, but the boy bad just been boarded oat at a cost of 3s. a week and his clothing. The ratepayers had been saddled with an expenditure of over ten guineas. It hau been impossible to find oat where defendant was, correspondence addressed to him with regard to tbe children having been returned.—Defendant said that when he returnad from camp last August he founa that the children had been taken to the Workhouse. A local fishmonger gave him a few weeks' work, ana then he got "on the rooks," and afterwards weat to Liverpool, where he had bad a very hard time, inoluding two months in a fever hospital; He had been out of work since his disoharge from the hospital on April 17th, and seeing nothing also which he ooald put his band to, he gave himself up to the police. He had not wilfully deserted his children. Defendant, in answer to a remark by Air Williams, stoutly denied having been able to make any provision for his children since August last. Air Jones: What are you doing now ?—Defendant; Nothing.—Mr Williams: Smoking cigarettes, judging from the matches about yoa. I'm afraid that while the rate- payers keep your children you are not willing to ao so. Inspector Pearson stated that defendant's mother got into trouble with the ohildren while he was away with the Volunteers, and as soon as he got back he got into trouble biraaelf. -Defendant was sentenced to a month's hard labour, Air Williams describing him as a young fellow who was apparently going from bad to worse.
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THE IMPENDING INVASION. A LANCASHIRE OPINION OF THE CAERWYS ENCAMPMENT The arrangements for the encampment of the West Lancashire Territorials at Caerwys, during August next, are progressing and much interest is centred in the question of how the place selected will turn out. The encampment will comprise from 12,000 to 14,000 men-the infantry on the Bryngwyn estate and the Artillery at Afonwen. The question of water supply is being arranged and will it is considered prove adequate. The Caerwys Water Works is comparatively adjacent to the camping ground, and by an arrangement with the Holywell Rural District Council, the military authorities are having the water supply laid on in similar manner, but for a much greater supply, as in the case of the encampment of the Duke of Lancaster's Yeomanry at Caerwys Hall two years ago. The coming of the Territorials to this part of the country will have a beneficial effect, and will prove a source of profit to many. In our advertising columns this week we publish an official invitation to tradesmen to contract for bread and meat, also for haulage, &c. Other arrangements are also being made for the supply of vegetables and other necessaries for the men, and fodder for the horses. A further question agitating the minds of many —relatives and friends of those who will be located at Caerwys for the better part of the month, is that of house accommodation, and in this direction a good opportunity is open to many to let their spare rooms, In the Territorial Notes" published in a Liverpool daily contemporary, a writer who has recently been over the proposed camping ground gives his impressions of the place He says:—Provided always that you can ge someone to the language born to translate it for you otherwise, when you stumble across such a chaotic collection of alphabetic characters as is to be seen in Brynylladdfa, in Penycloddiau, or even in Afonwen, you are apt to find that collection rather less intelli- gible than the hieroglyphics on the wrappings of an Egyptian mummy. If all we were taught at school is correct, the shaggy-haired folk wno once used to people these islands, and among whom it was de rigueur to stroll about attired in a bright but somewhat airy suit of blue paint, with a feather or so for headgear, must have been rare boys in a tussle. And Caerwys with the hills which surround it, a few weeks hence to be alive with the kharkis of West Lancashire, was one of their happy hunting grounds. There's no doubt at all about that fact, as the place names easily prove. Caerwys itself must at one time have been the stronghold of a tribe of British Afridis, while scattered about are the Hill of Arrows, the Hill of Slaughter, the Hollow of Woe, the Head of the Entrench- ments, the Walled Fort on the Hill, and so on, and so on, and so on. We're all expect- ing to see some btave times during the coming camp, but not so brave as Flintshire saw during the days of the Roman invasion. One can imagine the ghosts of the ancient warriors gazing on the mimic fighting with a grave and pitying amile. beriously, a manoeuvring area more nearly approaching the ideal could scarcely have been chosen, and the legs and limbs of those having a share in the training will receive a rare good testing before the fortnight is at an end. Reference has already been made to the curious notion that the Caerwys district is wild and in- hospitable, nothing more or less than an and desert, and the writer is not a little sur- prised to find that that notion is not yet entirely eradicated. The truth is that the whole country is full of charm; indeed, if an attempt were made to describe it adequately there would be serious danger of exhausting one's stock of pleasing adjectives. The chap in the kharki coat may not be particularly aesthetic, but none the less he has an eye for beauty, and can appreciate to the full either a pretty face or a smiling landscape. He'll find both at Caerwys. What does he care if the hills are steep, or if he has to push his way for hours through stubborn gorse and ling and over wiry furze and heather ? Not a bit; it's all in the day's work, and he knows he'll be a heap better for it at the finish. The writer frankly confesses that he is a wee bit dubious about the water supply. He has been 14d, and he sees no reason to cast doubt upon the statement, that the water at Oaerwys is good and pure, that none bet er ie anywhere to be had. But there is another consideration of equal importance to purity—will the supply be adequate ? It seems to him from the answers to the inquiries made that if gentle rain from heaven descends full copiously during the whole period of the encampment, all cause for anxiety will be removed; but he has not yet met any- body who is exactly hankering altar a wet fort- night. The Artillery and the Army Service Corps down in the valley at Afonwen (whioh, by the way, means I I Whitf) River"), their tenta pitched on either bank ot the stream, will be all right, both horses and men. In caso of a pro- longed drought the infantry up in the clouds on Bryngwyn will be much less fortunate* It may even be necessary, so the wise folk say, to move one of the brigalegj bag and baggage to Den- bigh, However, one may suppoia that those who ohose the venue of the encampment have provided against every possible contingency. There is another matter that is not going to be all plain sailing, and that is the detraining of the troops aud the transportation of tents, stores, and other impediments from the station to the camp. Oaerwys Station is not at Oaerwys itself, but in tha yalley below. It is quite an insignificant little plaoe1 seems to have dropped from the clouds, and been allowed to remain because nobody oared to take the trouble to shift it. The faoihtiesfor dealiug with traffic are, in a word, rudimentary. Those faoilities will be strained to breaking point-and beyond it, one teara-w hen the troops and their dunnage come pouring in at the end of next month. The Army Service Corps will have a pretty tough job of it, too. The gradient to the camp is no joke, and as the hill is carboniferous limestone (there is a limestone quarry at the foot of it, the only blot on the landscape), you can imagine what the surfaoe of the road will be like supposing the weather should happen to be wet The writer has been asked to say whether friends and relatives of the troops will be able to find accommodation in Oaerwys during the encampment* He fears they will have veif considerable difficulty. Oaerwys is neither seaside resort nor an inland spa, and the inhabitants do not lay themselves out to attraot visitors. Of course, Mold, Holywell, Denbigh, and St. Aaaph are all within fairly easy reach, while Bhyl itself is only about a dozen miles away by road, although it must be considerably more than that by rail. At the meeting of the Flintshire County Council on Wedaeeday, it protest WM made