SINKING OF THE EMPRESS OF IRELAND. I Caerwys Man, Senior Wireless Operator, Sends The "S.O.S." Message. I A GRAPHIC NARRATIVE. The terrible story of the loss of the Em- press of Ireland last Friday morning has been of absorbing interest to Caerwys, and one portion was received with joy when it was found that one of the sons of Caervvy6 Tjvas among the saved. We refer to Mr. Ronald Ferguson, the senior Marconi wireless operator on the -Empress of Ireland, who figured so gallant- ly and conspicuously in sending out the direful "S.O.S." message to Father Point. After the message was sent, and ere fur- ther appeal for help could be made, the wireless was shattered and the auxiliary ap- pliance was upset as the boat listed. Ferguson got out of the wireless room and into the sea, and after swimming about was picked up. Mr Ronald Ferguson is the son of Mrs. Ferguson, now of Birkenhead, and brother- in-law of Mr. Isaac Jones, of Afonwen Post Office He was born at The Hollies, Caer- wys, and is about twenty years of age. His father lost his life at sea many years ago. His mother was for some time a teacher at Caerwys National Schools, and until Febru- ary last resided in Caerwys, leaving for Birkenhead that she might have a home for her two sons near to the Mersey. Both eons are engaged at sea. Ronald is the younger. Caerwys people feel proud that one of theirs should have been able to help to- wards the rescue of those on board the ill- fated vessel. Dramatic Narrative. A wireless message to the "Daily Chron- icle" gives the following narrative from Chief Wireless Operator Ferguson:— "The first intimation of anything having happen- ed was when the whistle commenced blow- ing at, approximately, 1.45 (American time). i Mr. Bamford, the junior operator, had re- lieved me ten minut-ee previously, and when the vessel struck I came to the operating f room and took over the 'phones from him, telling him to stand by for distress signals. "Father Point coast station immediately answered, and stood by. I then told Mr. 1 Bamford to run along to the bridge and in- r quire whether the 'S 0 S' should be sent. ? He an while the chief officer came to the door s of the operating room, and told me that things were very serious indeed, and that I ( was to call for assistance. "I sent out the 'S 0 S' and added, 'We have struck something, and are sinking t fast.' Father Point replied, '0 K, old man. 5. Where are you?' To which I answered, 'Twenty miles pa6t Rimouski.' He repeat- ed, 'twenty miles,' and whilst I was sending out the word 'Yes' the current failed. Father Point then said 0 K-Am sending Lady Evelyn to you to render as- sistance.' Mr. Bamford had in the mean- time brought me some clothes, and when I had dressed I ran out along the deck shouting "Plenty of assistance is coming, and a ship will be here in less than an hour.' "I then returned to my cabin, and was preparing to work on the emergency gear, but just then the ship gave a fearful lurch, causing the accumulators to burst open the doors of the cupboard and scatter the con- tents over the floor of the cabin. "As it was impossible to do any more, I went out on the deck and picked up a deck chair, and just as I had put my arm through it I was thrown into the water." "Mr. Bamford was more fortunate. When he was thrown out of the ship he landed safely in a floating boat. After swimming about a quarter of an hour I managed to scramble into a lifeboat, from which I was able to reach the Storstad. "When the Lady Evelyn came alongside 1 jumped aboard her and gained an entry into her wireless cabin by means of the window. I used her gear to establish com- munieation with Father Point Station, to I whom I communicated all the details of the disaster that I had knowledge of. "When Mr. Bamford reached the Stors- tad, he took out one of her boats and ren- dered what assistance he could. He then boarded the Eureka with those whom he had rescued, and these were landed at Rimouski. "The bows of the Storstad are terribly torn, and are striking evidence of £ Tie force with which she struck the Empress of Ire- land." The operators, R. Ferguson and E. Bam- ford, of the Empress of Ireland, are leaving Quebec on June 4, on the Alsatian for Eng- land. I LOCAL MEN RESCUED. Mr. Thomas Williams, son of Mr. Ed- ward Williams, The Willows, Soughton, is one of the rescued crew of the ill-fated Em- I press of Ireland. Mr. Williams has been in the service of the C.P.R. Company for a number of years. He was one of the ste- wards on this particular voyage. The name of T. Wynne (Mold), a pantry man, is also given in the list of those res- | cued.
l Flint Sports. r; I KEEN CONTESTS. £ The Recreation Ground on Holywell-road, >' Flint, where the annual sports of the Flint i Castle Lodge of Oddfellows were held on L Tuesday, was crowded, and the grand- I stand was well filled. The Mayor and May- oress (Major and Mrs. C. E. Dyson) were present, and the Mayor distributed the prizes. Every arrangement had been made and the proceedings parsed off to a nicety, noth- ing in the least way occurring to mar the pleasure of the afternoon. The weather, though overcast somewhat heavily during ■' the latter part of the time, held favourable. A word of praise is due to the committee for the very convenient and sytsematie way 1 the field was laid out for the various events. Each year some improvement is observable. This work had been arranged so as to afford the visitors to the sports the best possible • chance of seeing what was going on and much success was achieved. The officers of the sports were :-Judges, Colonel B. E. Philips, Major Dyson, Capt. Wood, Mr. E. B. Christopherson, and Mr. W. M. Fitzpatrick; marksmen, Messrs. T. B. Bellis, J. Bellis, S. Cottrill, and H. Ashton starters, Messrs. C. 1. Bishop and *'■ J. A. Edwards; competitors' stewards, Messrs. Roger Lewis and P. Richardson; treasurer, Mr. Hugh Owen; stewards, Messrs. J. Haslam, J. E. Shone, J. R. Reid, J. T. Cugley and D. Roberts; secretary, Mr James Griffiths. Event's were generally well contested. The chief item on the card was the horse leap- ing. There were eight competitors, and four were of equal points. The final test was made at the double hurdle and pole, and even in this the difference was very slight. The contest was watched very keenly by the crowd, and the hearty ap- plause that ran round the field at the deci- sion must have been gratifying. The catering on the field was by Mr. D. E. Davies, of the Royal Oak Hotel, and Mr Butler, Flint. THE RESULTS. Full details are appended:- 100 Yards Schoolboys' Handicap: 1, H. Denny Flint C.E. School; 2, Thos. Roberts, Flint C.E. School; 3, James Davies, Flint R.C. School. Half-mile Bicycle Ilandicap.Firet Heat: 1, H. Jarvis, Hindley; 2, D. Jones, Gaer- wen. Second Heat: 1, J. Garner, junior, Helsby 2, J. E. Hughes, Ruabon. Third Heat: 1, H. Ward, Northwich; 2, J. W. Jarvis, Hindley. Final: 1, H. Ward, Northwieh; 2, J. W. Jarvis, Hindley; 3, H. Jarvis, Hindley. f. 120 Yards Flat Handicap.—First Heat: 1, •J. Barr, Boothstown; 2, A. Griffiths, Haw- arden. Second Heat: 1, A. Thomson, .Liverpool; 2, R. T. Ashcroft, Flint. Third 1, A. J. Vickers, Crewe; 2, J. Grundy, Flint. Fourth Heat: 1, H. Phil- lips, Flint 2, T, Bartley, Flint. Fifth Heat: J, E. Lloyd, Bamfuvlong; 2, T. Up- iiar,i, Sixth Heat: 1, J. Beck, Flint; 2, Edward Hussie, Liverpool. J Final; 1, E. Lloyd. Bamfurlong; 2, J. Barr, Boothstown; 3, A. Thomson, Liverpool. Mile Bicycle Handicap.—First Heat: 1, H. Ward, Northwich; 2, H. Scott, Tarpor- ley. Second Heat: 1, J. Garner, Helsby; 2, H. Janis, Hindley. Third Heat: 1, R. Dickson, Garstang; 2, J. Price, Ellesmere Port. Fourth Heat: 1, J. W. Jarvis, Hind- ley; 2, R. Hughes, Ruabon. Final: 1, H. Ward, Northwich; 2, J. W. Jarvis, Hind- ley; 3, H. Jarvis, Hindley. Horse Leaping: 1, G. Clarke, Leicester, "Scene Shifter"; 2, W. D. Eardley, Market Drayton, "Annie Moore"; 3, R. O. John. son, Nantwich, "Hard Cash"; 4, A. Jones, Gaerwen, "Cymro." 220 Yards Flat Handicap.—First Heat: 1, A. J. Vickers, Crewe; 2, J. Barr, Booths- town. Second Heat: 1, H. Phillips, Flint; 2, A. Thomson, Liverpool. Third Heat: 1, Ed. Price, Flint; 2, Ed. Hussie, Liverpool. Fourth Heat: 1, R. T. Ashcroft, Flint; 2, J. Davies, Wrexham. Fifth Heat: 1, W. Jeffries, Connah's Quay; 2, W. Spencer, Ffynnongroew. Sixth Heat: 1, A. Grif- fiths, Hawarden; 2, C. Jeffriee, Connah's Quay. Final: 1, A. J. Vickers, Crewe; 2, H. T. Ashcroft, Flint; 3, A. Thomson, Liverpool. 440 Yard-s Flat Handicap.—First Heat: 1, L. Edwards, Hereford; 2, E. Price, Flint; 3, C. Jeffries, Connah's Quay. Second Heat: 1, E. Hussie, Liverpool; 2, T. W. Sibeon, Holywell. Third Heat: 1, R. O. Jones, Halkyn; 2, W. Jeffries, Connah's Quay. Final: 1, E. Ilucisie, Liverpool; 2, L. Edwanls, Hereford; 3, R. O. Jones, Halkyn. V.C. Bicycle Handicap.— 1, H. Jarvis, Hindley; 2, H. Scott, Tarporley; 3, J. A. Moore, Heswall. Second Heat: 1, H. Ward, Northwich; 2, J. W. Jarvis, Hind ley; 3, R. Hughes, Ruabon. Third Heat: 1, D. Jones, Gaerwen; 2, R. Dickson, Gar- stang; 3, J. E. Hughes, Ruabon. Fourth Heat: 1, N. Bold, Hindley. Final: 1, R. Hughes, Ruabon; 2, H. Ward, Northwich; 3, J. W. Jarvis, Hindley.
Those who look before they leap often stay where they are. An old woman in Sussex was severely re- proved by the parson for curtseying when- ever the name of Satan was mentioned. Asked why she did so, 6he replied: Well, civility costs nothing, and you never know what'll happen Fishmonger (exhibiting salmon): Splendid Z!1 colour, isn't it ? Customer: Looks as though it was blushing at the price you ask for it.
Caerwys Sports. 8-MILE WALKING MATCH. I The popularity of Caerwys sports grows j yearly aud on Whit-Monday, in the Picca- j dilly field, a record crowd assembled to wit- I ness a most enjoyable programme of events. The officers were as follows:—Judges- Horse leaping, Messrs. W H. Davey, J.P., Maesmynan, and D. E. Hughes, J.P., Mar- ian Prysau; Messrs. A. Evans, The Hollies, J. A. Main, Wheeler Cottage; referee, Mr. W. Matthews, West View; starter, Mr. J. J. Roberts, Beech House; secretary, Mr. T. F. Morgan, Manchester House; treasurer, Mr. R. O. Williams, Aled House. The programme opened with a walking match from Denbigh to the Piccadilly field. The starters and stewards of the route were Messrs. S. S. Davies, W. M. Williams, Frank Williams, T. J Williams, R. O. Wil- liams, G. Main, Hugh IVillianic, (Ffrith), Rich. Roberts. There was a large crowd at Denbigh to witness the start of the match, and out of thirteen competitors eleven com- pleted the walk of eight miles. The best time was Ih. 12m., the second 1h. 15m., and the last reached home in Ih. 19m. While awaiting the arrival of the adult walkers a children's walking match was con- ducted from Glasfryn Lodge to the 1 icca- dilly. Mr Geo. A. Main starter, and Messrs. Geo. Roberts and J. M. Main judgee. The prizes were given by Mr. T. Ll. Jones, head- master Caerwys Schools, and Mr. Isaac Jones, Pwllgwyn. Good sport was main- tained throughout the day, and everyone seemed well pleased with the provision made for their entertainment. The Rhcsesmor Band played for dancing. Messrs. J. Da- vies and Son, Nannerch, were the refresh- ment caterers. THE EVENTS. Walking match from Denbigh to Caerwys. Start from Denbigh 11 a.m. 1st prize, £ 1 10s.; 2nd, £1; 3rd, 15s; 4th, 10s; 5th, 5s: 1, J. Moss, Whitchurch, Salop; 2, Robert Parry, Mold; 3, J. Ll. Jones, Mold; 4, C. Saunders, Groesffordd, Lixwm; 5, Wm. Cave, Nannerch Mill; 6, J. Williams, Buckley Children's Walking Match: 1, J. C. Da vies; 2, R. J. Williams; 3, Geo. Rees; 4, J T. Williams. 120 yards Flat Race. 1st prize, 15s; 2nd, 10s. 3rd, 5s: 1, T. Roberts, Liverpool; 2, Evans, St. Asaph; 3, W. A. Jones, New market. Obstacle Football Race. 1st prize, 5s; 2nd, 3s: 1, R. Parry, Mostyn; 2, T. W. Roberts, Mostyn. Half-mile Bicycle Race. let prize, gent's umbrella, value 10s 6d (given by Mr. F. Dinwiddie, of Chester); 2nd prize, gent's sweater, value 56 (given by Mr. Thomas, of Denbigh): 1, J. Jones Parry; 2, W. A. Jones, Rhyl. Quarter Mile Flat Race. 1st prize, 15s; 2nd, 7s 6d; 3rd 4s: 1, G. Price, Flint; 2, T. Jarvis, Wycherley, Salop; 3, R. O. Jones, Halkyn. Married Women's Race. 1st prize, pair of sheets, value 8s.6d. (given by Mr. McKin- lay); 2nd prize, ladies' blouse (given by Mr Hughes, Pioneer): 1, Mrs. Lavinia Jones, Water street, Caerwys; 2, Mrs Ames, Ba hell; 3, Mrs. Price Williams, Flint. Obstacle Race. 1st prize, 5s.; 2nd 3s. 3rd, Is: 1, T. W. Roberts, Liverpool; 2, P. J Foulkes, Tremeirchion; 3, R. Parry; I Mostyn Pillow Fight. 1st prize, 56; 2nd, 2s 6d: 1, Jas. Williams, Tryddyn; 2, R. R. Ro belts, Trelogan. One Mile Flat Race. 1st prize, £ 1; 2nd, 10s.; 3rd, 5s: 1, E. Price, Coleshill, Flint; 2, T. Jarvis, Wyeherley, Salop; 3, R. O. Jones, Halkyn. High Jump. 1st prize, 10s; 2nd, 5s; 3rd 2s 6d: 1, W. A Jones, Newmarket; 2, G. Roberts, Ruthin; 3, A. Ward, Denbigh. 400 yards Hurdle Race. 1st prize, 12s; 2nd, 6s; 3rd, 3s: 1, T. Jarvis, Wycherley; 2, R. O. Jones, Halkyn; 3, E. I-rice, Coles hill, Flint. Half-Mile Flat Race. 1st prize, 12s; 2nd 6s; 3rd, 3s: 1, T. Jarvis; 2, E. Price 3, R. O. Jones. Quarter Mile Obstacle Race. 1st prize, 6s; 2nd, 3s 6d; 3rd, 2: 1, R. R. Roberts, Trelogan; 2, H. Jones, Berthengam. Horse Trotting Match: No contest. Horse Leaping Competition. 1st prize, £ 5; 2nd, £ 3: 1, Mr. W. Brown's (King's Mews, Holywell) "Dolly"; 2, Mr. Sharpe's (Mold) "Sunshine." At the Town Hall in the evening, a dance was held in connection with the sports which was attended by a large party. Mr. Frank Williams was M.C., and Mis-s Nichols, Afon- wen, the pianist. Mrs. Young, High-street, provided the refreshments.
CAERWY&. EISTEDDFOD. The annual eisteddfod in connection with the Welsh Wesleyan Chapel was held in the Town Hall on Whit-Saturday. The number of competitors constituted a record. The adjudicators were Mr. Tom Carrington ("Pencerdd Gwynfryn"); poetry, Mr. R. Gwespvr Jones, Holywell; recitations, Revs D. M. Jones, Holywell, and Gwyddno Wil- liams, Caerwys; art, Messrs. L. J. Thomas, X. Bell, and Thos. Edwards. The accom- panist was Miss N. Jones, Holywell. The Rev. J. Parry Brooke, Caerwys, ably con- ducted. Winners of the chief events were as follows:—Children's action song (over 12 in number): Bagillt Council. Tenor solo: Mr. J. Wynne, Ffynnongroew; baritone in number): Bagillt Council. Tenor solo: Mr. J. Wynne, Ffynnongroew; baritone solo: Mr. E. Gronant Hughes, Cefn Mawr, Wrexham. Soprano solo: Mrs. Thomas, Mynydd 16a. Solo for non-winners: Miss Violet Hewitt, Mold. Duet: Prize divided between Mrs. Frank Niehollson and Madame Humphrey Lees and Messrs. D. R. Jones and Gordon Hughes, Wrexham. Poetry: Mr. Daniel Celectwen, Denbigh. The com- mittee and officers are to be congratulated on the fact that the Eisteddfod is gaining ground. Undoubedly this year's has been a record success. The secretary, Mr. Ed. Jones, and the treasurer, Mr. Hugh Wil- between Mrs. Frank Niehollson and Madame Humphrey Lees and Messrs. D. R. Jones and Gordon Hughes, Wrexham. Poetry: Mr. Daniel Celectwen, Denbigh. The com- mittee and officers are to be congratulated on the fact that the Eisteddfod is gaining ground. Undoubedly this year's has been a record success. The secretary, Mr. Ed. Jones, ari3 the treasurer, Mr. Hugh Wil- liams, deserve great praise for their excel- lent work in organising the Eisteddfod.
Flint Borough Sessions. Wednesday.—Before Ald. J. W. M. Evans ¡ and D. Morris. EJECTMENTS. Application was made for ejectment or- ders from Rcxskell Square. P.C. Cugley stated he served notices to quit on five pereons—Patrick Commins, 2, iioskell square; Jos. Kelly, Moses Roberts, Wm. Jarvis, and Richard Hughes, all ten- ants of houses in Roskell square. Itobt. S. Davies proved served of in- tended application for ejectment orders against the before-mentioned persons. The cottages were the property of the United Alitali Coy. The several orders were granted. A SETTLEMENT. Robt. and Alice Morris, of 34, Castle street, were summoned by John ouigletou, 2, Eyton terrace, Flint, for as- sault. There were cross-summons and ap- plication for sureties. Mr. J. B. Marston, Mold, appeared for the complainant, and .Ill". T. W. Hughes defended. Mr. Marston stated that the defendants assaulted his client on the 18th May. He took out a summons against them and de- fendants issued the usual cross-summons. Complainant was a young man of good character and had for some time lodged with tiie defendant and his wife. He had had the temerity to become engaged to be mar- ried to a charming young woman, a deci- sion which seemed to have been a source of annoyance and grievance to the Morrises. They were losing good money every week, and since he had left on every opportunity they had taken occasion to slander com- plainant and his young lady. The matter reached a climax when he was assaulted, and he had to be attended by a doctor. He did not wish to overpaint the picture. The aggrieved man had to take out summonses against the defendants. Mr T. W. Hughes for the defence, sug- gested that the parties agree to a settlement and the withdrawal of the proceedings, each party paying their own costs. That was the original settlement, and he was quite willing co agree to that now, and which would save any recriminations and ill-feeling. Mr. Marston said on behalf of his client he was willing to agree to the proposal. The Bench consenting to the suggestion, the case was adjourned for consultation be- tween the parties, und in a few minutes Mr Marston intimated that with the per- mission of the Bench he agreed to the with- drawal of the proceedings. The Chairman: We consent; that is a very satisfactory result. The proceedings were thereupon with- drawn, each party paying own costs. DRUNK. Thomas Foulkes, Evans Court, was sum- moned for being drunk and disorderly in Evans street on the, afternoon of the 30th ult. P.C. Parry proved the case, and de- fendant was fined 2s. 6d. and 6s. costs. SCHOOL CASE. J umes Growcoit was ordered to pay 6s. in an education case. Mr. W. M. Jones, attendance officer, stated that the ease was adjourned from the April Sessions. The boy had only lost two half-daye during that time. A DISTURBING BROTIIER-IN-LAW. Peter Williams, Trelavvny square, was jummoued by Jane Williams, his sister-in- l;»w, for assault. Mr. T. W. Hughes appeared for the com- plainant, and said it was an unfortunate and unpleasant affair. The complainant was the widow of Thomas Williams, who died in October, 1912. Peter Williams, the defend- ant, lived with them for 18 years, and when his brothers died he imagined be had con- trol of the house, and caused unpleasant- ness. Mrs. Williams found it necessary to turn the defendant out in January of this year, and since then he had been a source of annoyance to the complainant. He had repeatedly entered the house and had threa- tened and at last assaulted Mrs. Williams. He had also in public-houses spoken slan- derously of her in a most unjustifiable j manner. On the 19th of May he asaaulted [he complainant and also struck her daugh- ter Gwendolen. Complainant desired that the defendant should keep away from the house and cease from slandering her. Complainant bore out the statement, and added that the defendant was all right when sober, but when in drink he was not fit to be in the house. P.C. R. Williams corroborated the evi- dence as to the state of defendant on the 19th ult., when he assaulted the complain- ant in her house, and she had to send for the police for protection. Defendant re- fused to leave the house, and witness had to practically carry him out. Defendant said as he knew nothing about the affair, he would plead guilty. He was very sorry to be brought to court after liv- ing there for so many years. The Chairman: You have been a source of annoyance for some time, and Mr". Wil- Hams must have protection. You will pay a fine of 106. and costs or 14 days in default, and be bound over in your own recogni- sance to keep the peace. You will also pay the advocate's fee.
Markets and Fairs. MOLD AUCTION MART, Wednes- (iay.Nl r. J Bradburne Price was favoured with splendid entries of all classes of stock. I'eef fell short of the requirements. Buyers were forward in full force, and trade was excellent for beef, sheep, lambs, and calves. Pigs s milar to last we?k. Dairy cattle were hardly so dear as on Friday last. Store hardly so dear as on Friday last. Store cattle met a fair inquiry. The clearance all round was thought to be the best of the season. Beef to X20 12s. 6d., dairy I cows to P,19 5s. Od., calving heifers to X20 5s. Od., pigs to 97 14s. Od., sheep to £2 lis. 6d., lambs to XI 17s. 3d., calves to X4. MOLD PROVISION, Wednesday- Fresh butter 1/- per lb., Danish butter 1/2 per lb., Irish creamery 1/1 per lb., Eggs 14 for 1/-
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WOMEN'S HELP FOR THE BLIND. I Another novel scheme for helping the blind has just been launched. This time the wonven of England are be- ing appealed to specially and directly, for during the current week more than a million leaflets are to be distributed among them calling attention to the needs of the blind I for cheaper literature. The Launderers' Acsoeiation-tlie organi- sation to which all the biggest Fauriderers in the country are affiliated—have given their whole support to a suggestion that with every parcel of laundry sent out this week a pictorial leaflet should be enclosed appeal- ing for help for the National Institute for the Blind, 206, Great Portland Street, Lon- don, W. The result of this cordial co-operation on the part of the laundry trade will be that practically every household in the country will find one of these leaflets in its basket this week. Laundry proprietors, managers, and assis- tants have generously promised to do all in their power to further the claims of the In- stitute, and it is hoped that as a result of this new scheme a further considerable in- terest in the cause of the blind will accrue.
HUXTED WITH THE IRON DUKE. Mr. John Clacy, Guildford's oldest resi- dent, who ie in his hundredth year, has just broken his leg through a fall in his rooms. As a lad he rode to hounds several times with the great Duke of Wellington. He attended the Derby during the reign of George IV. (1820-30), and remembers public executions, once seeing fourteen men hang- ed for sheep-stealing.
STRANGE BURIAL WISH. Mrs. Sarah Martin Leach, a widow, of Cheltenham, directed in her will that her coffin should be of the same material and in all respects similar to that of an old friend by whose side sEe wished to be laid. Her body was to be kept from burial until the nails turned black.
Two Oxonians dining together, one of them noticing a spot of grease ell the neck- tic of his companion, said I see you are a Grecian." "Pooh" 6aid the other, "that's far-fetched." "No, indeed," replied his friend I made it 011 the spot."
Daniel Pureell, the famous punster, was desired one night in company to make a pun extempore. "Upon what subject?" said Daniel. The King," answered the other. Oh, ,aid lie, the King is no subject." Printed by the Armonic, Ltd., and publiehf by the Flintshire Obeervei Co., Ltd., a\, 15, High St., Mold, in the County of Flin. I