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From the Papers I Benjamin John Holden, fifty, a platers helper, at Messrs Vickers' shipyard at Barrow, walked over the end of a three- plank staging and was killed. He fell a distance of 18ft. 0 C O 0 A telegram from Wellington says the Imperial Government has accepted New Zealand's offer to supply another sta- tionary hospital for the front. The staff will number one hundred. oooo The gift of flour by Canada to the Lon- don poor is proving especially acceptable now that bread has increased in price. In Lambeth some 900 loaves a week are now being given to the poor, and there is enough flour left to continue the distirbution for the next thtee months. 0 0 0 0 Mr Jame Wallace, boot manufacturer, Revidge Street, Blackburn, his wife and two lady friends were driving in a motor car along Moss Side Lane,Lytham, when a tyre burst, causing the car to skid and overturn in a field. Mr Wallace was injured about the head,and died in half an hour. oooo High tribute was paid to the late Mr W. Jones, M.P., at West Merioneth Calvinistic Methodist monthly meeting at Towyn on Monday, and a resolution was passed referring to the services he rendered not only in the politics and education of Wales but also in the country's social and religious life. oooo At a Church meeting in Newcastle, on Monday, it was stated that amongst apologies for non-attendance, was one from the vicar of St. Aiden's, New- castle, who was taking his summer vaca- tion by working on war munitions at Armstrong's Elsfick ordance factory, from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. oooo Further action is to be taken, it is understood, by Welsh M.P.'s in regard to the War Office regulations relating to the retention of the" flash" on the uni- forms of the Welsh Fusiliers. The War Office says the "fiash" must only be worn on the scarlet tunics. But there are no scarlet tunics. Considerable indignation is being expressed, and fur- ther action is to be taken. oooo At the monthly meeting of the Rhyl Council on Monday, Mr Sykes presiding, a discussion arose as to the question of the sand drift. The surveyor said that the cost had steadily increased from C75 in 1901 to C260 last year and the sur- veyor calculated that it would cost at least R400 to remove the present ex ra- ordinary drift. Various suggestions were made, and in the end the Council decided to hold a special meeting to fully consider the matter, The Sikhs in the Brighton Pavilion on Monday held a service of intercession and prayer for the King and the success of the British arms. oooo The Lancashire Insurance Company meeting at Preston on Monday was the shortest sitting on record, all the busi- ness being disposed of in less than two minutes. oooo An explosion, as the result of which two lives were lost and eight or ten men and boys injured, occurred on Monday in No. 8 but at the works of the New Explosives Company, at Stowmarket, Suffolk. 0 0 0 0 After negotiations between represen- tatives of the Union-Castle Line and the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company and officials of the British Seafarers' Union, a substantial advance has been con- ceded to seafarers of all grades engaged upon r-%il boats. oooo &■ At the Crewe cattle action on Monday the auctioneers were asked by the presi- dents of two of the large associations of butchers and cattle dealers in Cheshire and Staffordshire not to accept any Ger- man bids. There were several German dealers present, and, realising the strong feeling of hostility, they at once left the market. oooo x At Hull on Monday, Christian Christiansen was sent to prison for five weeks in the second division, and Anna Christine Petersen was fined £ 5 5s. for a contravention of the Aliens Restriction Order. They were stated to be both Danish subjects. They arrived at Hull from Copenhagon on Saturday, and booked a room at an hotel. The man was described as a commercial traveller and the woman as a nurse. oooo Lord Nunburnholme, addressing a meeting of employers at Hull on Monday, asked them to give facilities for meetings to be held in workshops. They wanted, he said, three thousand recruits as reinforcements for the Northumberland Division within three weeks. Married men at Hull and the East Riding had responded well, but teh conduct of the young men in hanging back gave cause for anziety. oooo Montgomeryshire has lost its "fighting parson" by the death on Sunday of the Rev. Thomas Jones Rober ts, vicar of Mochdre. Mr Roberts, who' was forty- five years of age, was an accomplished preacher and a vigorous publicist, and an able champion of the Welsh Church cause and of Conservatism. A native of Flintshire, be bad held curacies at Llan. gollen and Flint before coming to Moch- dre eight years ago. While at Lam- peter College he was a fine footballer &nd cricketer.