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Prisoner's Dash for Liberty. Whitford Man Jumps Through Railway Carriage Window. CAUGHT AFTER A BRIEF PURSUIT. Francis Evans, of Whitford, Holywell, "who has been committed to priscn for one month by the Aberystwyth magistrates for assaulting the police, made a determined -attempt to regain his liberty. He was being conveyed handcuffed to Carmarthen Gaol, and soon after the train had left Crosswood station he jumped through the window and began to run across country. The constable who had charge of him brought the train to a standstill by pulling the communication cord. and then set off in pursuit. After a chase of several hundred yards he succeeded in capturing the runaway, whom C, he took back to the train, and the journey was resumed.
♦*< CROOKIED MINISTERS. Mr. Rudyard Kipling Denounces the Ulster Plot. tepc.ikmg aL a great ami-Home Uule du- IDlIl."Ll<.Llv.l at 1 LW.U1'lUg¡,; \¡ eÚ::i 011 baiur- day eneiiiiiu Air. iluoniud Kipling said L¡,lL as a yuiiijg wail 111 India, lie used to report the criminal cuses 111 the newspapers. 11 wa", interesting work, because it introduced him to embezzlers, murderers, and gentle- men ur that kmd. lie remembered visiting I one man in gaol who tuld him his life story, wincii ct.Untied one UllLltiul sentence, the illaH said: lake it Üum Ule, wlitn u. ltI..il gets crocked one liiing leads to another un- til ne anils hi.nself in such a position that he has got to put someone out oi the way to giit straight." That exactly described the position of the Government. They started crooked, and one tiling led to au- other until they had to put someone out of the way to get straight. Two members of the Cabinet had found it necessary to supplement their official in- comes by taking part in a Stock Exchange flotation which was too much even for the Stock Exchange. They were not permitted to know how many of their colleagues took part in that ramp, but colleagues of the Cabinet Ministers supported them then in the House of Commons and outside the House. One thing led to another, and the Cabinet found it necessary to give the pri- vate members a financial interest in voting themselves P-400 a year. The Cabinet was not independent of the Irish vote, and so the Nationalists were bought with the Home Rule Bill. The Home Rule Bill broke the faith of generations. It officially recognised sedi- tion, conspiracy, and rebellion. It subsi- dised the secret forces of boycott, outrage, intimidation and murder, and it created an independent stronghold in which r,ll these foice-4 could work together. "What has happened in the lust two months? One thing led to another till the Cabinet found themselves in such a position that they had to put someone out of the way to get straight again. So they proposed to put Ulster out of the way. With this object they secretly prepared the largest combined expediion of both arms that has been launched since the Crimea, a force of horse, foot, field guns, howitzers, destroy- ers, battleships and cruisers. If these Ulster cattle could not be sold on the hoof they should be delivered as carcases. "Then they made a slip. It takes nerve to organise- cattle killing on a big scale. They gave the officers told off for the busi- ness their choice. They could choose whe- ther they would first bring on a collision with, and then loose death and destruction on, the one prosperous, the one loyal, the one law-abiding province of Ireland, or whether they would face the ruin of their careers as officers of the King. "By their choice, to their eternal honour and glory be it recorded, the Army saved the Empire ^cheers). "Do not be under any delusion. If the Cabinet think that murder will serve their turn again, they will attempt that murder again, and they will go farther. In the light of their record of two months ago, we are justified in believing that if by any lie, by any falsification of fact, speech, docu- ment, or telegram, by any bribe of money or title or promotion, by subornation of evi- dence or prearranged provocation-if by these things the blame of causing bloodshed can be thrown upon Ulster the Cabinet will openly or secretly lend itself to that work."
-+:+- Holywell Parish Council. The Registration of Births and Deaths. At a meeting of the Holywell Parish Council, at the Boot Schools, Bagillt, on Wednesday evening week, there were pre- sent: Messrs. Robt. Foulkes (chairman), Iiobt. Mitelili, Peter Williams, Pedr Wil- liams, John Edwards, Evan Evans, James Thomas, John Roberts, and Mr. John Marsden (clerk). The Chairman referred to the death of Capt. Stephen Evans, a former member of the Council, and in sympathetic terms moved a vote of condolence with the mem- bers of the family. Mr. John Edwards seconded the proposi- tion, which was carried. The Clerk read the reply of Mr. W. H. Roberts, registrar of the Holywell District, forwarded by Mr. P. II a ruing Roberts, suueiintendent registrar, to the suggestion that registration sub-offices should be open- ed in the districts of Bagillt and Greenfield. Mr. Roberts stated:—"In country districts it is generally recognised, so far as the re- gistration of deaths is concerned, that a sub-office is of little, if any, convenience in a locality. On the death of a person, rela- tives are generally most anxious to effect the registration of the death with as little delay as possible in order to obtain cer- tificates for insurance purposes, and unless the deaths happened just prior to the date of the registrar's visit to his sub-ofiice, these relatives would not wait for the next attendance of the registrar, and my experi- ence shows that in the majority of cases they will not even wait for the registrar's fixed time for attendance at his district office, but come at all times of the day to effect registration, and in my own case, as you can personally testify, I always oblige these persons by going to my office to meet them. For death registration purposes, therefore, a sub-office is practically of little use. With regard to the registration of births, I wish to say that if there was a sufficient number of births occurring in the localities of Bagillt and Greenfield to war- rant the opening of a sub-office at each of these places, I would have been only too pleased to have done so long before this. My registration sub-district comprises the whole of the parishes of Nannereli, Ysceif- iog and Brynford, Holywell Urban, and Holywell Rural, and from an examination of the births registered I find that in the whole of my district (five parishes) the number of births registered each week only averages five. The number of births regis, tered in the Bagillt and Greenfield areas would average from two to three per week. a number far too small to satisfactorily woik a sub-offiee. Under the circum- stances I have to report that I cannot see my way to comply with the request of the Parish Council. The Parish Council may not be aware that a registrar on opening and maintaining a sub-office has to pay all expenses therewith personlly. I may say chat when I am not attending for my fixed hours of att-endance at the District Office- 2, Bank Place-I am always at the Union Offices. Both offices are in telephonic com- munication, and a clerk is always in charge at 2, Bank Place. On a person calling to register out of hours a telephone message will always bring me to Bank Place in a few minutes, unless I happen to be away from home on business, and then my depu- ty, Mr. Elford H. Roberts, solicitor, is generally on the premises, and will register the case to prevent the person waiting. I have issued a large number of handbills all over my district to notify the hours of my attendance at my district office." The Council decided to defer the consid- eration of the communication to the next, meeting. GREENFIELD'S COMPLAINT. Mr. John Roberts suggested that the at- tention of the Rural District Council be drawn to the fact that complaints were con- tinually being made relating to the unsatis- factory state of the pumps in various parts of Greenneld, and that the Rural District Council be asked to have the pumps over- hauled by a capable man. The suggestion was adopted TAR SPRAYING WANTED. The question of the tar spraying of the road from Greenfield to Bagillt was again brought forward by Mr. John Roberts, who proposed that the clerk again write to the County Council requesting that they give the matter their very seiious consideration, and pointing out that inasmuch as portions of the main road in the same district which was not so much used as the road referred to had been lately tar sprayed, the parish councillors considered that immediate at- tention should be given to the road from Greenfield to Bagillt. ) The suggestion was adopted.
Markets and Fairs. MOLD PROVISION, Wednesday.—Fresh butter Is. per lb., Danish butter Is. 3d per lb.; New Zealand Is. 2d per lb Irish cream- ery Is Id; eggs 14 for Is MOLD AUCTION MART, Wednesday.— Mr. J. Bradburne Price was favoured with very heavy supplies of all classes of stock, it being the Whitsuntide Prize Beef Sale. Some really prime cattle were shown. Mr. Thompson, Celyn, won for the best beast, which was bought by Mr. James Peters for Elg 10s. Mr. W. Roberts, Plas Ucha, won the reserve, the beast being sold to Mr. Joseph Oldfield for JE18 15s. The prize for the best pair of beasts was awarded to Mr. Thompson, the beasts realising £ 40 5s. The trade all round was good; top prices 7jjd. 4 per pound. Dairy cows and heifers were not up to the usual standard and were easier. Pigs sold well at late rates. Sheep and lambs a very big entry, but last week's extreme rates were hardly maintained. Calves, both fat and rearing, very dear. Beef to £21 2s. 6d.; dairy cows to EIS; sheep to E3; pigs to £5 18s.; calves to L5 3s
In Tims of War. Women's Voluntary Aid Detach- ment at Flint. A most enthusiastic meeting was held at the Church Schools, Flint, on Tuesday eve- ning in furtherance of the proposed forma- tion of a Women's Voluntary Aid Detach- ment of the Territorial Forces, capable of affording help to the military medical ser- vices in attending to the sick and wounded in the event of war in the British Isles. The schoolroom was filled. The Mayor of Flint (Major C. E. Dyson. V.D.) presided, and there were also present the Town Clerk (Mr T. W. Hughes. Coleshill), Miss Evans, Mrs. Humphrey Williams, Miss Bate, Miss Sum- mers, llevs. Lloyd, Williams, and Griffith, Alderman A. B. Lloyd, etc. The explanation of the scheme was given by Lieut.-Col. P. H. Johnson, C.M.G. (late R.A.M.C.), County Director for Denbigh- shire and Flintshire Voluntary Aid Organi- sation. The Mayor, in opening the proceedings, said he would not intrude any speech, but simply introduce Col. Johnson to their no- tice. He knew all about the work, and had practical experience in the Boer War, and was now Director for Denbighshire and Flintshire. No doubt when they heard his reasons for the establishment of a detach- ment of the Voluntary Aid Organisation in Flint, they would be strongly in favour of it, and assist the movement in every way they could (hear, hear). THE SCHEME EXPLAINED. Colonel Johnson, with the aid of a couple uf diagrams, explained in a lucid style the system of attending to wounded and sick when on active service, whether overseas 01 at home. In his preliminary remarks as to the origin of- the organisation, Col. Johnson said that during the last few years increased interest had been given the subject of de- ience. Some years ago, they never saw the subject mentioned. Hardly a day parsed now without their seeing or hearing some- thiug about the defence of this country. LlJ to a few years ago we were in the position that we could could not be invaded: we were defended from all chances of invasions. There were two reasons for that; first, Eng- land was an island, and secondly, we had a predominant navy. Modern invention, the ( improvement in steam, the introduction of Ii wireless telegraphy, and the greater perfec- tion of aeroplanes had brought the Continent and England much nearer and the chances of invasion greatly increased. The second reason was that we had the predominant navy and no-one could touch us then, but in the last few years there had been great ex- tensions of the navies of Europe and special- ly on the part of Germany. Germany made no secret of forming such a strong navy, and the object in getting power on the high seas. Their object, he spoke of what re- sponsible people admitted, was to wrest the power from this country. It made this country think of the condition of defence of this country. TO COMPLETE MEDICAL SERVICE. A committee of defence was formed of the leading citizens with the Prime Minister for the time being a-8 chairman, not only civilian, but the highest militaiy and naval authorities, were on that committee. They brought out the scheme of naval and mili- tary defence. The latter was divided—over- seas army and home defence army. The overseas army was complete in every way, but in the home defence the medical service was incomplete. It was to complete the medical service of the home defence that the movement to form the Voluntary Aid Organisation was being advocated. The speaker then went on to explain the system that operated for medical service; in case of war, how the medical staff was organised to follow up the firing line, and how the wounded and sick were treated and borne downward to the base, and explained at what point the Voluntary Aid Organisation came in and took up the service. There were now 2000 Voluntary Aid Detachments formed in this country ready to fill the gap that caused the incompleteness of the medi- cal branch of the service. In the Voluntary Aid Organisation, men took the outdoor work. The lady superintendent was a trained nurse and looked after the proper treatment and nursing of patients, in a small hospital of 20 beds. The members of the detach- ment helped in a multitudinous way the superintendent. Candidates must have two certificates in first aid and home nursing. They could join without the certificates on condition that within a year they got their certificate. In each detachment there were so many cooks and they did good work. The home nursing qualification was of great ¡ value to the members of a detachment, and when joining the members had to make a declaration that they were over 18 years of age, and that they would serve in the de- tachment only in their own district. IN THE EVENT OF WAR Volunteers would be asked for, and the con- ditions of service would not be veiy hard, in joining the detachment they were making themselves useful in the time of peace us well as in the time of war. They would be affiliated with a great and important natio- nal organisation. They would be doing something for their country, and interesting I themselves in the stream of national life. In Wales they had a beautiful song as their National Anthem—"Land of my Fathers." In the Voluntary Aid Detachment they had the chance of doing something for the land of their fathers. The Mayor said lie considered they should form a Btrong detachment of capable ladies, so that they would be prepared in time of peace for a state of war. Mrs. Humphry Williams proposed a vote of thanks to Col. Johnson. Miss Evans seconded the proposition, and said she hoped the organisation would be taken up in Flint. Col. Johnson, replying, said that not many people knew—but it was ffie cage- that a few years ago, and again quite late- ly, we were on the verge of war. An officer, a most eminent wan, went over, and it was by his tact and his knowledge of all the cir- cumstances of the case that the matter was settled amicably. He had been 29 years in the service, and he could not understand why people were so apathetic. The colon- ies knew it. France knew it and Germany knew it. It was something in the blood, that long period of peace-as Shakespeare called it, "The canker of long peace"—that caused us to live in a fool's paradise. Miss Evans proposed a vote of thanks to Miss Summers and Miss Bate for taking the lead and organising so successful a meeting. The proposition was seconded and car- ried. The Rev. Humphrey Lloyd proposed and Mrs. H. Williams seconded a vote of thanks to the Mayor for presiding. The Mayor, responding, said lie first of all acknowledged the compliment paid Miss Bate and Miss Summers. He hoped the de- tachment would be formed. Col. Johnson remarked that detachments were already formed at St. Asaph, Mold and Rhyl, and being formed at Holywell. Z, A number of the ladies present gave in their names as members.
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Births, Marriages and Deaths. BIRTHS. DAWSON.—On the 17th inst., at Hope Cottages, Bagillt, the wife of Mr. John Dawson, of a daughter. EDWARDS.—On the 18th inst., at Row- lands terrace, Bagillt, the wife of Mr. George Edwards, of a daughter. JONES.—On the 19th inst., at Voelgron, Bagillt, the wife of Mr. Henry Conway Jones, of a son. REDFERN.—On the 17th inst., at High- street, Holywell, to Mr. and Irs Edw. J. Redfern, a daughter. SCIIWARZ.—On the 17th instant, at High Street, Holywell, to Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Schwarz, a son. MARRIAGE. KIRK—BARRY.—On the 19th inst., at Holywell Registry Office, Robert, son of the late Wm. Kirk, of Manchester, to Mabel Barry, late of Manchester. DEATHS. WARREN.—On the 15th inst., at the Vil- lage, Cilcen, Catherine Warren, aged 67 years. CUNNAH.—On the 17th inst., at 7, Gar- den Place, Mold, Jane Cunnali, aged 68 years. DA VIES.-On the 19th inst., at the New Cottages, Rhydygoleu, Mold, Thos. Da- vies, aged 60 years. JO.NES.-Oii the 18th inst., Mr. John Jones, shoemaker, Penyball street, Holywell, aged 58 years. JONES.—On the 17th inst., suddenly, at Penrhewl, Mostyn, Mary Jane, wife of Mr. Evan Jones, aged 45 years. In loving memory of my dear husband, Dan- iel Jones, who passed away, May 17th, 1913, at Gadlys Farm. One year has gone, our hearts still sore, As time goes on we miss him more His loving smile, his welcome face, There is none can fill the vacant place. I often sit and think of him When I am all alone, For memory is the only thought That grief can call its own. —Sadly missed by his wife and children Gadlys Farm, Bagillt.
'4T FALL FROM A CHIMNEY STACK Two Men Injured at Holywell. Two men engaged in roof repair at Pen- dre, the residence of Mrs. Dykins, had a terrible experience on Thursday afternoon. Thomas Jones, of The Gitch, Greenfield, and Thomas Conlon, Brynford-street, were removing a chimney pot from one of the chimney stacks, and had placed a couple of trestles on the scaffolding in order to reach their work. By some means one of the trestles got displaced and canted over. They fell from a height of some forty feet to the ground. Their fall, fortunately, was broken by the cross pieces tíf the scaffolding, which was partly resting on the arms of a huge copper-beech standing close to the house. Assistance was at once given the men, who were considerably stunned by their fall. Mr. Calaghan, assistant at Drs. Jones and Mor- ris' surgery, and P.C. C. Humphreys ren- dered first aid. Thomas Jones had sustain- ed a fracture of two ribs, and Conlon also sustained fractured ribs and some abrasions. The men were conveyed home in a carriage. Mrs. Dykins and Mr. Philip Dykins afford- I ed every assistance they could. Conlon was removed on Friday morning to the Cottage Hospital, his wife being in a delicate state of health and unable to attend to him. Edward Conlin lies in a very precarious condition, he having sustained internal and spinal injury.
COED TALON. C.M. MONTHLY MEETING. The Flintshiie C.M. monthly meeting was held at Coed Tulon 011 Monday. The presi- dent was the Rev. E. Pierce, Trelogan, and the secretary the Rev. 1. C. Roberts, Gwer- nyinynydd. Letters of condolence were in- structed to be sent to several members in illness or affliction. The history of the churches at Coed Talon and Iloreb was given by the following deacons :—Messrs. T. Peters, R. Lewis Jones, Jonathan Jones and Peter Roberts, for Horeb; and Messrs. D. Roberts, George Ellis, and Thomas Evans. The pastor (Rev. J. E. Joins) also confirmed the report given by the office beareis. A11 interesting discussion OIl "The Relation of the Sunday School and the hearth," follow- ed. The Rev. E. Lloyd, Greenfield, and Mr. A. Powell, J.P., opened, and the follow- ing members took part:—Rev. T. Jones, Leeswocd, Rev. G. Parry Williams, M.A., Mold; Messrs. John Jones, Llanarmon G. P. Edwards, Bagillt; John Roberts, Llanar- mon and Jesse Roberts, Mold. A circular bearing directly on the subject will be sent to all the churches. The next meeting will be held at Saron, June 15th and 16th. Re- ports from the district meetings were read and confirmed, and several other minor de- tails were confirmed. The Revs. Thomas M. Jones, Gronant; Caradoc Rowlands, Ffyn- nongroew H. L. Jones, Nerquis; and Ellis Lloyd, Buckley, were announced to preach Monday and Tuesday night.
£ 75,000 GIFT TO UNIVERSITY. A gift of £ 75,000 has been made to the University College of Wales at Aberystwyth, to endow a school of music It is believed that the donors are the Davies family of Llandinam, Montgomery- shire.
Tel. 427. Whitsuntide Coming. "STARES" 01. 93, 05, For eg ate Street, CHESTER, are now prepared in all Departments I for the SUMMER SEASON. For Best Value in Millinery. Costumes. Blouses. Children's Outfitting. Hosiery & Gloves. Lace Neckwear. Dress materials, etc., etc. Go to "SMS" Foregate St., Chester. I THOMAS BRUNTON, (Late A. EARL), Ladies' & Gents' Tailor & Breeches Maker Cross Street, HOLYWELL, INVITES INSPECTION OF HIS Spring and Summer Suitings and Costume Cloth.. Workmen kept on the Premises. LATEST FASHIONS IN Straw and Felt Hats, Caps, Hosiery, Shirts, Collars and Ties. Large and Varied Stock °IBO'?Sts' Ready-made Suits. & P-OYSI Cross Street, HOLYWELL. Selling Off! Selling Off! RELINQUISHING BUSINESS AT 13, High Street, Holywell. 7 6 1 MRS. A. HOLGATE begs to announce that commencing MONDAY, MAY 25, 19<4, she will offer the whole of the Stock of Gents', Ladies' and Children's Boots and Shoes and General Footwear. All goods will be sold ,-it COST PHICE and under, to effect a speedy clearance. AN INSPECTION INVITED. The Freehold Premises to be disposed of. Removal. MR. H.G. Edwards, L.D.S., I3E3KTTIST, has removed to the House above the Gwalia Clothing Co., next door to Carman's, Chemist, where he may be consulted Every Friday from 2 till 5.30 ++++++++++++++++++++ + | When | Replying$ ♦> ♦> ♦> t To | ♦> ❖ + + $Advertisers, «•> ❖ I | Please f + Mention + | The | «g» t FLINTSHIRE f .4 OBSERVER T AND :| ? t I NEWS." I .1. E 'Y S. t i ++++++++++++++++++++++