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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.