TIPYN 0 BOB PETH." in to NOT HBCBSgARTW IDBHTIFt OCRS ELVES WlTB THE II OFXKIOHB Of CUB COaKBEPOSEEHTj. 'Alderman W. G. Dodd considers in reference to suggestions made a, fort. i night ago in this column, to the effect that under existing circumstances the present increase and the possible further increase in the special rate payable by Llan- gollen in respect of the County. Schools-tbe new buildings are becoming a white eiephant. If Mr. Dodd will re-read the notes he will find that it is not the expensive buildings and equipment, qut. buildings and equipment, that is suggested are becomIng a W hit.e ele- chant ■ but an establishment of the kind may certainly merit such a title when durnpe upon a comparatively poor communitj a.d, 11 mlh- tfapv are required to support it. I mSv" not s'av St Paul's Cathedral proves ?qSya"^whit, elephant if, by £ y poss, b??i? could be transported to ?.?'?y! and local churchpeople were asked^ to keep the ecclesiastical pot boiling? Not the "gift horse" but the conditions under whICh It is given justify uS "looking it in the mouth and 60 long as th Denbigh Coun?y Council! choose to maintain the school at Liangollea, nay, even if they choo8e further to extend it, there is 00 particular ￼ inhv local rate- ,'psyers should complam. It IS when the County oSSSl *22? of sperial rat-es that they mav have something to say, and It was in this onnection the words t,?e 'gift horse' by what'may be likened wa frea.k of nature, threateus to become a '««» eleph»at' under our ey," were written. Alderman Dodd will notice that the school is not stated to have already ???. ?! elephant what ? ■#■*» that It threat? to become one, and. eo it>, ff that is Ü those, against whose proposals it is oSy ?? to state Alderman Dodd has don' ?uou? battle,have t?eir way-:as it ^ppear, al too possible they may do. It is clery a case of either bleeding the schoools whiter bleeding local ratepayers white, and one may need AOmthing sl1ght.y more nimble than eLe- phantine wii to choo;e the better ￼ A?llSrm?-?d ￼ tha? only 19nor- ance as to what is gping on at the schools, Idof gtbe activities in pro- sress at the technical wing, can explain 00 ™ SSons with the p? plantigrade. Even If this ?o. who is responsible for such ignor- Si? Why are not the schools boomed, ad- vertised, and all that they are able to do and prepared to do made known through the usual I channels for acquiring publicity. Admit- t.edlv the situation selected for the school is an "ideal one, even admitted that, so fax as equipment &nd general design go, it is the verv latest word in what an establishment should be, how are the public generally to make themselves acquainted with the fact? If it is to be made a paying proposition-wd it must be, in some way or other—its claims must be brought to the notice of a far wider circle than that which at present is cognizant of the school's existence, and there is only one way of doing this. In many parts of the country, including Denbighshire, proposals are under consider- at-ion at to how it may be most suitably pos- sible, in a permanent manner, to indicate recognition of the inestimable sacrifices and services which our noble army is rendering to the cause of justice and humanity in the great war. There will, of course, be a national memorial, there will be county memorials, and each town will have its own separate method of paying tribute to its local heroes. Hcrv is this to be done at Llangollen? The matter has not yet been discussed at a town's meeting; d^ubt/less, in due course, this will be done. Some few weeks ago the sug- gestion was thrown out in this coumn that a schema of hospita extension might be oon- sidared; but in a small community, a project of the kind. necessarily bristles with difficul. ties and is not to be lightly contemplated. At the same time there is no question that this is a direction effort is likely to take; find that whatever may be attempted, the raising of funds to augment the income of the present institution must be the necessary prelude. Owing to the opening of a multitude of other channels, efl calling for subscriptions to causes having insistent claims, this year the fuuds of the hospital will require all the Btrenatbening that a generous public can afforif them. To maintain the institution at its present level of capacity for useful work is the first need; and it is imperative that this should be accomplished before anything akin to developments are even contemplated. This much is written in view of an appeal that may shortly be made to those feelings which, during the present struggle, have been so greatly touched by the, splendid work which hospitals are doing for humanity in so many ways, not only in the stricken field but I in other directions where the call for aid is scarcely less insistent. And what finer tri- bute, or more appropriate acknowledgment of all that our brave army is doing, can there be than to keep the flag flying over every I hospital in the land, whatever other form of activity may have to be dispensed with? Mr. Ralph Darlington, who has just returned from France, gives a soul-stirring story of what he saw of the working of our wonderful hospital system at the front; and during the privileged tour that he has recently made he collected a mass of material of quite excep- tional interest, all of which lends force and cogency to the claim of our hospitals to rank amongst the greatest of civilizing and human- I ising forces at work to redress the disfigure- ment with which Europe is stricken. In the l form of a lecture, or a series of lectures, there is more than a possibility that this will fcboitly be placed before local audiences and t*he piooetds devoted to the Cottage Hospital fund, This may well be the first step in the way of providing a suitable war memorial at Llangollen. The Llautyfiilio Parish Council have deci- ??d to adopt a somewhat remarkable line of Procedure, and one which may or which may lot be symptomatic of the time by deciding dispose of tho parish hearse, and to let for ?ther rp oses the structure that hitherto hou,,dpuit Enquiries made with a view to discovering the reason for this departure elicit that the vehicle is not suited to serve ;be mournful purpose for which it is designed ? a mountainous locality; and, in the past, has more than once been upset at a funeral ?wing to the Bohdlty of its construction. It "s wuk?4$, it e. i? a build?g near to The Conqueror, a famous inn in the neigh- bourhood, whose name has a mournful but withal a not inappropriate significance to the purpose which the hearse is intended to serve. Llantysilio is a remarkably healthy locality— it cau give points, at times, to Llangollen. Here, for several months last year, according to official statistics, not a single death was recorded.. It would, however, be premature to suggest that this is the chief reason why the hearse is being disposed of. It has been a conspicuous figure at many local funerals, hallowed associations cluster around it, and now that, having assisted in the final stages I of the departure of others, it is to depart itself, it should be speeded as an honoured gu,r,t. I HWFA GLYN. I
TRIBUNALS. I LLANGOLLEN URBAN. I Fooiay, present, Messns. «?• H. Davies (cbaiTnj&n) E. Birch, T. Da vies, and A. Lettsome, with Messrs. Evans (agTiouftwrai representative), S. C. J. la-gger (raiiltery representative), and E. Foulkles Jones j (cl&lk). A:& the outset the Clerk read a COXataunicatioil forwarded to the obairuia.ii and the military re- presentative, by Mr- Arthur E. Evans, County Mil- I itary Representative, in which he stated:—Tte ques- tioDiS one is being asited by mainy keen observers and thinking men to-day are, "Are we winning the wa.r?" "Are -we going to win the war?" There is only otns answer that can be given to these ques- tions. "We must win the waif." We cannot E-u- ceed unless we maintain our reserves, and the urgent need for men must not be lost sighit. of for I ollie moment. Both Sir John Jel'Mcoe and Sir Wm. Robert son bave pointed out that we must place tbe Barn's M?. for 500,000 men by July 31 next b?fOM everything else, and I would once more make a special appeal to every tribunal in the CGU?ty 01 Denbigh, both local and appeal tribunals to keep thte need in the forefront in dealing with every ease that come before febem. I am quite cognizant of the fact, that both local and appeal tribunals lhave rendered ungrudging and valuable sewiee to the country fOT many months, but there is a con- tinuai danger that, we may unconsciously allow the pressure of local necessity and the syanpathy w&idh we all feel for cases of individual hardship to govern our decisions. Leifc. me, therefore, appeal to every member of the tribnnals in the flOHnty to place, first and forcznost, nat'.oaai. siacurtty. It is of the first importance that the nest ten -weeks should not be lost by granting short periods of I temporary exeimpt-jon to men for reasons of eym- i .patfey with the men or their employers. Let us alii remember that the war has been ragi^ ng now nearty three years and that these men have had ample ttae. to make their arrangements. I appeal to you each one to hdp us to ?Mrn-e the quota re- j qirlTed. from our county, and for us to -?ecute this number tMbuna? -b<?uld meet at aM review urgently every exemption already granted- May I ￼ venture to appeal to you chatr?man to have an I-aatly meeting of your tribunal, "bere you can read I to them tMs lefeer and point out to them the ?. of the situation. At the _me time, I vouM be, glad i.f yon wouM a.pp€? to them to meet as frequently ?s possiMc between now and the end of July with the view of re?isin? %Il ex- ¡ emptions which you think should be reviered and I to tihe Object of sending to the army every man available. The Slilitory Repr.asentative also called attention, -as a matter of vital importance, to the necessity fo-r every employer keeping duly posted the official list of the men of army age in bls era- ploy as required by the Tegulatlonis and rea.da. docu- ment in which, it Is poinited, out that non-oompllatoo may result to pixwecution. aisd fine. The. provisions jof tihe order having been advertised there could be no adequate excuse for non-eomptinnee in the event of extreme .measures having to be adopted. Tba. CbaiTman said be bad been asked to state UJlat, unless men who had secured exemptions on the understanding that they make themselves efficient as memlbers of the V.T.C. conformed with the conidttiont, their exemptiens would be. reviewed. The following decisions were arrived at: — Evan Jones, Ty ICuchs Fawn.—October 31. Jota Pairry, tosunance snpeTintendtent, 'Abbey Boad, -IpTle SO (final). Charks E. ■Williams, coal merchant, Arnot Ter. race.—August 31. J. William Williams. Froa .Bache.—June 80 (finen J. Ellis Roberta, Abbey Road.-T)Xempted coek ditfooally upon bis doing work of national- taiport- aaice in the neiighbourhood. J. Danteit Pritchawl!, Aberadda.Tuly 31. David Roberts. 15, Broad Terrace.—Angust 51. Evam. Edward Hng'hes, Hall Street.—Adjourned for service of notice. Altoc. M. Bridge, Street.—Augnsfo 81. Chades Oleveley, grocer's aestetaat, Cbapal Street. —October 31. .—
Llangollen Smithfield. Messrs, Jones and Son held tb&ir Whitsuntide stock sale at Llangollen on Tuesday week, when they were favoured; -with a veiry good entry of all classes of stock. There was a large attendance of buy-era present, and the Indzes realifed in the differ,e.mid classes .for stock were very, hijrh. The following are some of the highest prices made: Fat cattle: Capt. Best, £00 5s. and £ 86; Mesisra- Edwards, Plas'OfTa, iCS4 10B.; Mcb-,fdo, Pennant, B28 10s. Calvexs—Messrs. A. Thomas, Tjtnfygiroes, Glyn, £ 37; Wtitlamis, Pentredwir, 234; Kdwardts, Plas Offa. £81 ISs. 6d. Jones, Finger, £ 32 7s 6d. and P,32 2s. 6d.; Williams, Wera Issa, ICSO. MUkers.—Messrs. Evans, Tanyfron, £ 39 7s. Tanycoed, 288 15S." Edwards, Br-ynboweu, £86 ¡ Lloyd, Glyn, £ 35; R. Uoydi, Maesllyn, R32; WlnIifamliS, Oernant, RSI 10s. There was also a large entry of store cattle, which readily changed bands, averaging from E-1,4 to C21 10s. Rams—Messrs. Davies, Carrog, 43 14s.; Hughes, Playpen bre, 23 18&. and, £ 3 15s. 6<1. j WBSlaims, Atobey Farm, P-3 9s. and Davies, Pengwern Hall, e3 gs, Fat sheep—Messrs. Davies, Vron Ucha, 3 ewes, es 4s. 6d.; Roberti. Wern Tovei, k3 Ií..j Nips Drinkwiater. ES Os. ftd. and £8; Jone-e, Plaemadoc, £2 10s. 6d. andl £2 Jones, Lland^nan, £2 19s. M.; Btoadifoot, I/feandyti, R2 10s.; IMtw-sjrds, Plat Offa, £ 2 9p. fid.; E-vam, Halton, lamtoa, tg lte., aaid wethers, £2 11$. 6d. Sptrixig Poobents, Trevo-r,, es ft. F-pa £2 15 s. CmPlet,-M,Ossm E. Foalkes Jones æs 0s. 6d.; Ellis, Glyn, £2 19s.; Williams, Abbey, £ 2 lis.; Cliay. brooke, R2 lie.; Hughes, Brynegl-wys, £2 lis.; Evans, Dmbren Issa, t2 8a. Cd.; Owens, Oorwen, £2 7s. ad: £ 2 6s., aridi £ 2 5s.; Will tame, Eirianant, dE3 10s.; and Griffiths,. GartftijpiiStyJl (oine couple) £8. OaAvss ocil4 (we,lfl, and' averaging forom e2; Mr. T,bom-, BrYIneglv7s, selling et C4 Ils. amd Mr. Bv,ang, Wantyr, Pigs<—Messrs. Davies. Fron. UOba., £ 17: Morris, Penybryn, 8M 15s., Maxweffl, TSaJfryn, 9.36.
In the Lokalanzeiger of may 26 appears a telegram from Posen stating that three wowen. who were caught stealing coal from a train ar, the station of G-nesen, were summarily shot. reat coal shortage is reported from Berlin. Pwjjood ftlsq fqtqhg4 verj high Fri,-ea.
BORDER NEWS IN BRIEF Denbighshire. Two aeroplanes descended. in the neigh- bourhood of Wrexham on Whit-Monday. The death is announced of Mrs. Randies i wife of M -Randies of ix-osnessney, a well known member of the Wrexham Farmers' Association. Mr. E. Emlyn Davies, F.R.C.O., eldest son of the late Mr. John Davies and Mrs. Davies, Swan-street, Rhos, has been chosen for the position of organist of Westminster Chapel, London, out of over 100 applicants. Dr. H. Drinkwater, Wrexham, has been re-elected president of the Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and. Art. At the annual meeting of the Society, sym- pathetic references were made to the death of Mr. George Frater, Wrexham, an old and valued member of the Society. The death occurred on Wednesday, at the age of 7G of Mr. John Datiis, Denbigh, one of the oldest and best-known solicitors in North Wales and a prominent Freemason. He was president of the Chester and North Wales Incorporated Law Society in 1893. He regularly hunted with the Denbighshire and Flintshire Hounds. A young man named. Emrys Allen, of Cefn, met with ft, fatal accident on Saturday night while cycling to Manchester on a holiday visit to a sister. While rifting down a steep road near Telford's Aqueduct he lost control and was dashed over the wall with his machine and was picked up with a fractured skull. The Denbighshire Volunteer Regiment par- aded at Denbigh on Whit Monday nearly 500 strong, accompanied by the Brymbo Silver Band and the Wrexham and Chirk Bugle Band.s. Lieut.-Colonel Lord Trevor was in command, ,and congratulated the regiment upon the smart wsy in which they had car- ried out their work, and upon their soldierly bearing. Merionethshire. The death has occurred of Mr. William Roberts, for 40 years head master of the Council School, Bryncrug. On the comple- tion of 25 years' service he was presented with a gold watch and chain in appreciation of his valuable services. He was. treasurer and ex-president of the County Teachers' Association and arbitrator in national insur- ance disputes for the Merioneth Association of Societies. The County Appeal Tribunal, at Blaenau Festiniog, on Thursday and Friday, con- sider od the appeals of 107 quarrymen and quarry clerks. The military representative, Lieut. Morris, said that he had received in- formation that the military authorities were pressing for all men in category A,and that any men except those under 21 of lower category sent to the army by the tribunal would be given the option of doing work of national importance.—The tribunal decided to con- sider ea,h appeal on its merits. A manganese industry is thriving at Bar- mouth, the Government demand for the met,tl being great, and a large number of men are employed at the mine, of which Mr. H. J. Wright is manager. Extensive wire ropes have been erected, over which loaded boxes run from the mine to the base of the hill, whence it is taken by motor lorries to a newly-erected siding on the Cambrian rail- ways. The metal is found in various parts of the mountain range running north of the town, and if this industry is largely devel- oped it will mean prosperity to the town. Flintshire. Seventy farmers met in conference at Mold, on Tuesday week, and discussed the best means of increasing food production in Flint- shire. It was decided to plough up 18,000 additional acres. Judge Moss, at the Rhyl County Court, on Friday, strongly advised a widow residing at Abergele not to spend her compensation money on furniture for the purpose of letting lodgings. He said the present was not the time to buy furniture, and people at the sea- side without connections could not hope to do well. He suggested. that she should wait until after the war. As the lady was persist- ent, the Judge decided to grant her JS30 (in- stead of the L50 asked for) and £ 2 10.8. per month, the rest of the money to be invested in War Loan. Montgomeryshire. The Rev. J. Cynog Hughes, Llanfyllin, has accepted » call to the) Congregational Church, Burrv Port. At the monthly meeting of the Machynlleth Board of Guardians last week it was stated that owing to tha increased cost of food, the charge for the maintenance of lun- atics at Denbigh Asylum was increased to 13s. 5d. per head. The Rev. E. H. Saunders, for the past three years curate of Welshpool, was the recipient on Tuesday evening of a Morocco leather case containing Treasury notes, on his departure to take up the curacy of Llan- drinio. There were no cases for hearing at Llan- fair Petty Sessions on Saturday, and owing to the very satisfactory state of crime in the district, the magistratos have decided for the remainder of the year to meet every two months instead of monthly. Mr. Thomas Ed. Price, 3, Grey's Inn-road, London, a visitor at the Cann Office Hotel, Llangadfan, and his friend, Mr. W. H.. Lakin, were returning from a walk on Sunday in the direction of Cwmtwrch, when Mr. Price suddenly fell on his face. His friend gently turned him over and unbuttoned his collar, but he passed away in a few minutes. The Court of Criminal Appeal have reduced the 5 sentence of three yeaxsl penal servitude to one of 12 months' hard labour passed on Anthony Thomas Spalding, a former New- town journalist, for collecting and commun- icating information which he obtained in the course of his employment in the Press Bureau contrary to the Defence of the Realm Regulations. Shropshire. Whitchurch Guardians are unable to com- ply with an application from Flint Guardians to receive cases under the Mental Deficiency Act owing to lack of accommodation. We hear that Mr. J. Oldfield, son of Capt* 01<M?ld of Minsterley, met with a serious accident whilst motor cycling a.t Overton-on- D, on iWhit-Monda^ I Owing to the falling-off in subscriptions ii has been decided to close Bromyard Cottage Hospital for the period of the war. Only 13 cases have been treated in the institution during the past year. Harry Ravenscroft, a youth of 14, was lead- ing a horse out of the Shrewsbury station yard on Tuesday when he had the misfortune to slip and break his leg. He was taken to the Royal Salop Infirmary. At the Melbourne Stadium, on Saturday, before 8,000 spectators, a fight for the Aus- tralian light weight championship took place between Llew Edwards of Porthywaen, and Stone, and resulted in a, draw after twenty rounds of most scientific boxing. At Salop County Sessions, on Tuesday, John Wynne Jones, a youth living at Bwlchy- cibau, Montgomeryshire, was charged with stealing a whip from Mr. Evans, farmer, I Albrighton. Mr. Evans said Jones baited, his horse at his farm, and a few days after wit- ness missed the whip. P.S. Evans, West- II bury, gave evidence, and Jones was bound over for twelve months.
I NEWS OF THE WEEK. j A German trawler while apparently engaged in lifting mines off the west coast of Denmark on Wednesday was blown up by a mine and sunk. At a recent fire at Gyongyoos (Hungary) over 1,200 houses, out of 2,900, were de- stroyed. Fourteen dead bodies have been found. The Fr ench steamer Sontay was torpedoed in the Mediterranean on May 16. She had a crew of 81., and a. passe?ger list of 344. Forty five passengers were drowned. The charges under the Defence of the Realm Act against eight men concerned in the engineers' strike were withdrawn by the Attorney-General on Wednesday. While gathering sea,gulls' eggs on Little Ormes Head, Llandudno, on Wednesday night, Albert Brown, aged 14, fell about 150 feet on to the rocks below and was killed. I Two ladies exchanged Z450 in gold at Dover Post Office a few days &go. Gofd coinage is still being received at the banks and post office as a result of the Mayor's appeal. The Volunteer Munition Brigade has re- ceived a sufficient number of responses to the appeal for 300 volunteers to undertake tree- felling in Scotland. The Brigade has over ■ 17,500 members. The sum of zF,170 was found in a house ia Spalding after the death of a woman who had receiver out-relief for 12 years. The money has been claimed by the eldest son, who lives at Coventry. j A group of 400 Greeks mtend to form a iup-ioli of the professional classes to defend. the dynasty and to protect the person of King Constantine and the interests of the working classes. The name of Essiin, the German Greek, figures on the organising committee. On May 4 the British transport Transyl- vania was torpedoed in the Mediterranean. Twenty-nine officers and 373 other ranks, the captain of the ship, and one officer and nine men of the crew were lost. The survivors were picked up by the. escorting destroyers. I Many Danish factories have been compelled to cease work owing to the lack of coal, s-nd I thousands of workmen are out of employment. The theatres are open for only a few hours a week, lighting in the streets is completely I stopped, and railway traffic, already out down to 42 per cent., will be further restricted. General Alexeieff, in addressing the first congress of delegates of the Russian Army and Navy, exhorted them to make great efforts to put an end to internal quarrels, to restore vanished discipline, and to bring together officers and men in a close union in order to render them capable of maching to victory. The general secretary of the Railway Clerkr," Association estimates that the union has been instrumental during the last three years in securing wages concessions to rail- I way clerks and station masters to the value approximately of three million poonds per I annum. Lord Robert Cecil in the House of Com- mons said tha.t Japan had a considerable force of light craft in the Mediterranean. Several new detachments of powerful and fast Japan- ese cruisers had been sent to assist the British Navy in the protection of shipping in tha Indian and South Pacific Oceans. Capt.Persius, in the "Tabeglatt," warns the Germans against expecting immediate decis-i ive results of their submarine campaign. There has beee no' rationing introduced in England yet, he says. "Only childlike innocence could believe that England has hitherto abstained from rationing for lack of courage or owing to the absence of the gift of organization." I Losses of British mercantile vessels frori submarine or mine reported last week show [ little change in numbers from those reported in the previous week. Eighteen vessels of over 1,600 tons gross were sunk, the same number I as in the week before nine ships under 1,000 tons were lost, an increase of four; niae vessels were unsuccessfully attacked, a de- crease of 10.
I CORWEN. I ON LEAVE.—The following were home last week: Ptes. Gwilym Williams, Gwaiia. House; Robert Evan Price, Tyucha; D. M. Davies, Mount Terrace; and Sergt.-major J. H Evans, late ¡ L. 0. and M. Bank, who was on dtaft -leave. I ACREFAIR. I TRINITY HALL.—At the weekly Mutual Improvement Class, the chair was taken by Mr. George Hall, and an excellent paper was read by Mrs. D. Wright on Peace and happiness." A goodly number were present. FLAG DAY.—Saturday being the first Sailors' Flag Day to be held in the district, a good deal of interest was manifested, and a brisk sale was the result. The arrangements wore in the hands of the Comforts' Committee, Miss Carria Jonea acting as secretary and Mr. T..0. Davies I as treasurer. I CEFN. I BAPTIST MISSION.—The Sunday school anniversary was held on Whit Sunday, when the morning service was presided over by Mr. William Roberts, Hillside, and in the afternoon by Mr. T. Roberts, Vron. The preacher at the evening service was Mr. Edward Williams, Berwynfa. Solos were given by the Misses Myfi and A. B. Jones. and Mr. Sam Brown. A cantata, under the leadership of Mr. William 'Wright, with a. choir of 60 voices from this mission, was given after the service in the George Edwards Hall, when the soloists were Miss Myfi Jones, Misa A. B. Jones, Mr. Sain Brown, and Mr. Gethia j Davies, with Mr. T. R. Evans as aecoiupaaif^. Alderman D. yv. Roberts presided^