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ST. HELENS "PALS" 1 AT BANGOR. ENTHUSIASTIC RECEPTION FROM THE CITIZENS. ENTERTAINMENTS FOR THE I TROOPS. The streets of Bangor have been echoing this week to the tramp of hundreds of marching feet, the blare of the bugle, and the roll of the drums. The invaders, fortunately, invited guests and very welcome, are the 11th Service Battalion of the South Lancashire Regimcnt, or as they are more familiarly Jtnowii, tne St. iien-ns "bus," who arrived on Monuay in two apt-ciai trains, a hey are to jbe billeted in Bangor for aüout three mouths, as far as is known at present, after which they proceed to Aldersuot to complete their tramiug. Naturally the advent of the soldiers has been the one topic of conversation in the city. Never before has tne place accunmodated so many troops, and no effort had been spared to hnd them comiortable Diliets and to make their stay a pieasant one. They came as ftrangers, but it is sate to say tney will leave behind them in .nangor a host of iriends. DEPARTLRE FROM ST. HEIAE-NS. I The advance binding party, under Captain I T. Potter, arrived at r>angor to-day week, and with the aia 01 the ioeai ponce and mem- bers of the Bnietmg Committee, they quickly completed their work. Un Saturday the houses selected for billets were "chalked," jthe number of soktiers alioted to them being indicated on the uoorway. When the men Ie.. t bt. Helens on Monday morning, the town was en lele. The- "Pals" belong entirely to t)t. tielens, which is aaturally prouu of them and tne residents made a brave display of nags and banners. Headed by the newiy-formed band, under Drum-Major Parry and also accompanied by the bugle baud, under Corporal Matner, they left tne barracks shortly before 9 o'clock, and great crowds ot pjopie assembled to bid them "God speed," una a safe return. The regi- mental dog was there too with a collar adorned with a Union Jack, and he seemed to The as delighted as the mon, to be 011 the move. As the men moved towards the rail- way station the people cheered vociferously, and many expressions were heard as to their soldierly bearing. At the railway station a large crowd hau foregathered, and although the mounted police were on duty, it was with difficulty they were able to keep the crowd "back. Cheer after cheer was raised, and the scene was a very animated one. There were in all 1209 men on parade. The members of A and B Companies and half of E Company travelled by the lirat train, which left at 9.10 a.m. Among those on the platform see. ing them off were the Mayor and Mayoress (Sir David and Lady Ga.mble), the Hon. E. !H. Cozens-Hardy, and Mr and Mrs A. R. Pil- kington of Windie Hall. The band drew up on the platform and played "Auld Lang Syne" as the train departed. The second train with the other half of E Company and C and D Companies left shortly after 10 t'clock and there was a repetition of the en- thusiastic scenes. ARRIVAL AT BANGOR. I The trains arrived at Bangor shortly after I soon. The men, who wear grey uniforms j with service caps, were paraded in the rail- way station yard, where the band, probably I by way of a compliment, played God Bless the Prince of Wales." There was no formal reception. The A Company was marched off I to their billets in Upper Bangor; the B Com- I pany were allocated* to a few houses in the 1 West Eud, a part of High-street, and St. Paul s-terrace; C Company to the lower por- tion of High-street ana Caellepa; D Company to Garth and Orme-road; and E Company to Friars Avenue, Friars-road, and Glynne-road. It will be noticed that the city has been sys- tematically divided into five portions one for each company. The services of the Special Constables were requisitioned to conduct the I men to their billets, and this work was so expeditiously carried out that they were all U their quarters shortly before 2 o'clock. I THE OFFICERS. I The battalion is under the command of Sir I 7ohn Harrington, K.C., M.G., K.C.V.O., C.B. The other officers are:- Major F. J. C. Bonnyinan, in charge of A Company. Capt. Barringtfnn Ward, B Company. Major F. 0.' Evans, C Company. Captain Potter, D Company. Lieut. A. T. Champion, E Company. Lieut. C. C. Champion, adjutant. Captain A. M. E. Huggins. Lieut. H. A. C. Goodwin. „ C. J. Dixon. J. E. S. Pethick. A. E. C. Smith. », R. W. Burn. Second Lieut. W. R. Thompson. » J. H. Fletcher. t. H. W. J. Edwardes. W. G. Fletcher. » E. B. Parr. «» H. K. Brooke. »• D. Radcliffe. J t, E. O. Champioa. t. S. E. Woods. u J. R. Sagar. M M. Douglas. I J. Langford. A. D. Walker. If H. B. Rowley. A. R. O. Manning. T. Forrester. „ G. H. Walker. The regimental headquarters are at 274, High-street, the residence of the late Dr. Grey Edwards, and the officers' headquarters are it the Castle Hotel. Others are accommo- late(I at the British Hotel. Some thirty men aro still at St. Helens closing up the Barracks, and they will rejoin the battalion in the course of a few days. The E Company is not yet complete, but almost every day men recruited at St. Helens arc being sent down to Bangor to strengthen the battalion. They are served with their uniforms and equipment at the regimental headquarters. Dr. Helsby has been appointed medical officer to the bat- talion while they remain in Bangor. DISCIPLINE TO BE MAINTAINED. I The hope has bean e-pressod by those- n oharge of the troops that there will be no treat- ilig of the men which only tends to get them into trouble, ixuu>ui'uch as any man found drunk will cerUunly be severely punnsbed. "We are taking this matter seriously," said a member of the battalion. "We "'a.nt to be sold- iers, and we moan to he soidiexs, and looseness or unsoidierly conduct will not be tolerated. The whAbitants ought to realise that the presence of the battalion has converted the town into a mili- tary centre, and that the strictest discipline must necessarily be enforced in the un^erest.! of tha citizens as much as of the soldiers. To this end MiLit&ry police will be appointed, and at night, ptcketa wdl patrol the town, and any sokiier3 found misbehaving wiU be de?tt with ?t ome. In Iddition, people on whom soMi&rs have been tilitted are requested to report &DJ ground for KUnplaint. ROUTE MARCH IN A SNOWSTORM. I Monday was practically a holiday for the men, )he serious work starting on Tuesday, when they paraded at 9 o'clock, and the whole battalion. With the exception of the uiual fatigues, went for route march to Anglesey as tsuc as Lianfair P.G. This they accomplished in a blinding jnowstorm, and on their return at 1.30 p.m., the 4orm continuing with inoreas-%1 intensity, the men were difemioaed to their billets, ¡8;nd told to remain their for the rest of the day. Advan- tage was taken of this rest to carry out an in. ipection of the billets by the officers. BATTALION DRILL. I On Wednesday morning the men were marched to Ponrhyn Park for battalion drill. It is beyond doubt that Lord Penrhyn's generosity in allow- ing the Park to be utilised by the troops was ono of the chief factors which induced the military authorities at Chester to select Ban- gor for the training quarters of the men. The Park, spacious and topo- graphically ideal for battalion drill, enabled he officers to carry out some useful exercises during the morning, and fortunately the weather was )?rfpct. exe,-o i se d ul Peu. ??eeterda-y the battalion were excroiscd in Pea- J WJW Park, and ?'n'n the weather was ideal.
THE SOCIAL SIDE. ENTERTAINING THE MEN. The commit-too. of the Y.M.C.A. have decided to throw open their fine building in Upper Ban- gor for the. use of the men who have already availed themselves of this concession, large num- bers flocking there each evening. Under tho auspices of tile institution, a oonc-ert for the troops only will be held to-night (Friday) at the Pen- rhyn Hall, when the Mayor (Mr R. J. Williams) wall prAmong ttic- artistes will bo the Bangor Cathedral Quartet and the Bangor Ladies' Choir, conducted by Mr Thomas Thomas. THE OLD VICARAGE. The men have also been invited to make ust of t-he Old Vicarage as a recreation room. There were a few there on Tuesday night, but the at- tractions of the place must have bc-on quickly nMade known for on the following night the plaoa was packed. Games have been supplied, and there is 41. plenÜful suppiy of newspapers and periodicals, and refreshments are provided every night, towards the cost of whicn the soldier.* inane a sinall contribution. The building will be open every week day for the troops, and on Sun- days from 2 to 4 p.111. and from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. A PIANO WANTED. I The Entertainment Committee would feel very grateful for tihe loan of a piano for use at trio various entertainments it is proposed to ar- range at the Old Vicarage for the benefit of he troops, and in connection with this mutter Mr Go weir Griffith, of the Nati-anal Provinoiai Bank, would be glad to receive an offer from any kmdiy- dbpotsed lady or gentleman. Next Su-nday evening a sacred concert will be given from 8 to 9 o'clock. To assist in secuiring vocalists, etc., from among the battalion t-o assist at the venoms entertainments, four soldiers have been added to the committee. The St. Mary's Mission Room, Hirael, the Old Tabernacle Schoolroom, and the schoolrooms of the other chapels in the city are also available for the men. The committee of the Railway Temperance Hall have düoded to open the hali every evening, ex- cept Tuesday, for the convenience of the soldiers, whose coaiiort wiH be studied in every way. Writing materials, bocks and periodicals have bean promised by sevarai friends. TO PREVENT OVERLAPPING. At a meeting presided over by the Mayor yesterday, it was decided to ask -ach Church and chapel in the town to nominate a representative on a comnuttee, which is to be formed, to pre- vent overlapping in the entertainment of the troops. All the officers have been made honorary mem- bers of the Camarvon-xluke and Anglesey Conaar- vative Club d-uring their stay in Bangor. BILLETING ARRANGEMENTS. MORE TROOPS WOULD BE WELCOMED. At a meeting of tne Bangor War Emergency Committee OIl Saturday nignt, complaints were made that tho residents ot A1 bert-street <.nd Victoria-street, who, as the result of the prelimi- na.ry billeting survey, expected troops, aind had, on that understanding, gon-e to some expense in purchasing bods, etc., hud been ignored by the military authorities. It was alio stated that ui Lonpobty only one house had boe-n taken for the troops, a.nd tnat scores of beds were available in West End. A memtnr stated that at least a hundred more soldiiers could be btli-eted in Upper Bangor.. The Town Clerk (Air Pontir Willianu) said it was true that whole 6trcets had been kit out in Upper Bangor. Mr Vincent thought that the military authori- ties might bo induced* to billet men at Lla^idegaa and Taiybont. Mr Vailanee suggested that the police might be asked to make a. fresh list, so that the dis- triot3 which had been omitted, could be in- cluded. Mr Vincent: I don't think the police will do that unless they aire requested by the militarv. Mr V i'llanoe thought that a hundred of the men might be drafted from Ga.rbh to Upper -B.sm- gor. That would equalise matters. The Town Clerk said thsufc from the outset the military authorities declined to accept any biiiets beyond St. David's Church in GLanadda. Mr Vincent moved a resolution to the CHoot tlnat as thero was a possibility that further troops may require to be billeted, it would be a greait oonvcnience to the Billeting Committee persons desirous of taking aoldiiors would Hodge their names at the Town Hall. This \Y:1.3 carried. OFFER OF ARTILLERY BRIGADE. Mr Vincent inquired whother efforts had been made to billet a brigade of artillery in Bangor. The Town Clerk replied that the CW0110I of an Artillery Brigade oame down to Bangor with the objeot of billeting 800 men in the oit-v. He was delighted wrth the place, especially at the faofc that there was a riding soiiool, which they oould utilise, but in view of the taot that the Sourh Lancashire BatrtaJion had already been billeted in the town, he declined to bring the Brigade down. The Colonel said he had been told there was not a riding school in North Wales. The Mayor suggested that the morabors associated with the different Ohurches and citapelci in the oiby aho-uld use tineir influence to throw open the aehoolrooms for the troops. Mr Vallanoe hoped that no sohools would be utrlined as recreation rooms for the men if the ohikiT-en were to go tiliere next day. The Town Clerk said it was a matter for the different Ohuicthes and ahapels. Dr. Arnold mentioned that the Pen-phyn HaJl would make a. very mutable reoreaition-room. One central building oould be managed much bet)tor than a number of small places, and would be moro attractive to tho men. He proposed that application be made to the Finance Com- mittee of the City Council for the ueco of the hall for the troops, and tihis was agreed to. COMPLAINTS FROM CARNARVON-ROAD AND WEST END. Having gone to the expense of buying beds, a good deal of indi gnation exists amontg house- holders in Carnarvon road said Wesit End that the place (had been praotica-lly ignored. A largely signed petition from these householders Iiaa been presented. to the Mayor by Mr T. J. Williams, one of the re- presentatives of the war. They state that the police, accompanied by Mr Tegid Davies, oalled upon them and definitely instructed them to prepare for receiving on Monday, the 22nd inst., two, three, four, or six soldiers, as the case m;ght be. "We were distinctly and emphatically told," proceedod the petitioners, "that on 110 aooount would the men be allowed to sleep (wo in. a bed, and w.3 have therefore gone to the exponse of providing single beds, bed oloth-ts and oilier necessaries in order to comply with the regulations. We now find that the Military Authorities are allowing two to sleep in a bed in some parts of the city. If this statement is in a. -iy way ohaMonged, wo are prepared to submit proofs. We beg to point out that there are at least 100 beds in tihe Wcat End—beds equal to a.ny in the city—ordered by the police authorities to be ready for Monday, which axe not likely to 00 occupied. We also think it urafiair that speculation should be allowed whilst bona-fide householders are ignored and respeotfuiliy appeal to you, Sir, to lay otir case before the paity responsible with a view to a speedy re-adjustmeant of tiho wprorug under which we a.re suffering."
BULLETS. I Bangor has bean awakened ovit of its winter somnoienoo this week by the Lads fra' Lan- oaahire. Tiiey are a jolly lot, of the "hail fellow well met" type, and with a dialect as broad as their symipaithies. • • » • They axe fast making friends in tiie town, especially among the small boys who are busy teaohing them familiar Welsh worde. So far the majority of them have only mastered "Ncs dawoh," and their pronunciation would harcky sataafy the professor of Weleih! at the Univerauty College. The sentry stationed outside tiie regimental headquarters 8a.r the Town Olook is the object of lmtoh intereat. Admiring crowds gaze upon him throughout the day. « < « The men billeted in the Orme-road district have company drill on tiie wasto land at Hiraol. 6 6 The thoughtful action of 04olorel Sir John Harrington in providing a firing party and allow, ing the band of the battalion to attend the funeral of a resident—tLaaioe>-(J<>rporal Maurioe W-Liid-oai Wednesday, has created a very fav- ourable impreeaion in the city. A St. Helens newspaper contains the following anent the 11th Battalion:—What more than any- thing else has struck me, in oommon with others, has been the wonderful contentm-ont and optimism of the men during their stay in the un. prepossessing quarters at Sutton. It is true that nearness to hq.m.e accounted for much of the men's good temper, but when one reflects that it is ?he rly months of training that teH on tho it is t,?,e -4&r ?i mc-ntalÜy of the recrm?t, it is some- what surprising that tho dra/bness cf disused glassworks did not add more to the irritation of the men who made them their temporary home. • • •. • "When the period of trai-ning by the sea is I completed," proceeds the writer, "all the trans- formed dorks., colliers, giaseworkers, and labourers, who now form the 11th South Lan- oashire Service Baititalion, will be ready to go out and carry through that undertaking on which they have embarked in the interests of all that goes to hasten the dlay when "kuitur" shall 1 be a meaningless word of the past." There is some speculation in Bajigor as to whether the 3s 4!d a. day per man 'billet rate will be kept up. It appears that the amounts aUowed by the War Office differ according to the number ot troops quartered in the place. If the num- ber is bOOO (or below) tho allowance is 3s 4d a day per man; between 5000 and 10,000, 3s a day, between 10,000 and 15,000, 2s 6d; and over 15,000, 26 3d. It < < The men look very fit as they swing aJong High-street-, re-turning from their drill in Pen- rhyn Park about one o'clock for dinner. I'heir favourite tune appears to be "God Bless the Prince of Wales," which ap- parently has ousted Tipperary." They whistle Brantley Richards' tunoiul air whenever they aio on a route ma<roh. Some mystery exists with regard to an offer to bullet a baftta-Hon of Man-cJicsters in Bangor and Menai Bridge. An officer conferred with a deputation at Menaii Bridge on Monday, when it was axranged that the suirplus of a battalion who could not be aooonunodiated in Ballilgl-tr- a.bout 500 to 600 men, slioiact 00 sent to Manai Bridge. Later on. it is reported that the authorities at Menai Bridge ware informed by the oftioer that Bangor oould not accommodate their share of the battalion, and as Meiwu Bridge oould not btKet a whole battalion negotiations terminated rather &birupfly. 0 0 0 Our reporter .instituted inquiries at Bangor yes- terday as to who informed tihe officer that Banger oould not accommodate half a babtalion. Ex- haustive inquiries failed to reveal a.nyone in authority who informed the officer t-hat the town oould not accommodate half a battalion. In fact he was d'istdnctly toid by several persons in authority that the town oould easily billot that number. » » # It It would be interesting bo know how the mis- take has occurred, erpyo ally a8 it would appear that tiie residents oi Menai Bridge believe they have cause for complaint against Banigor. • • Until further notice the Engl>i=)h service will bo held at Sc. Mary's CSi-mrch each Sunday ev«:g at seven p.m., instead of at the Mission Room. In order to facilitate this arrangement the Welsh services at the church will commence at 5.30 p.m. This alteration has been arranged to meet the convenience of the troops. II A looa.1 firm of boot repairers have been given the contract by the Sout,h Lanoashires to repair 1400 pairs of boots. They are lending the tirm four sol.J:iers-<boot N"Da.ire,sto a33iiit in ccan- piouiig the contract. The men were yesterday served out with khaki overalls and rubber slippers for h-ou.='3 wear. It is possible thait dreeaing gowns may follow! I. Mr E. T. John, M.P., will deliver an addr..rss at next Sunday night's meeting of the local Brotherhood at Horob Wegleyan Chapel. Muaioal items will also be rendered. Soldiers arc cordial- ly invited.
I EAST LANOASHIRES AT I I CARNARVON. I 1300 MEN BILLETED IN THE TOWN. I Carnarvon on Tuesday became the training ground for the next ten weeks of tho lltii East Lancashire Service Battalion. The battalion consists of 1300 men and i6 officers, and has already been in training for five months. Nearly 50 per cent. of the men hail from Accrington. the remainder belonging to Chorley, Burnley, and the other neighbour- ing towns. They travelled to Carnarvon in three special trains and their first impression of the town and its surroundings was not of the pleasant- est on account of the snow which had fallen earlier in the day and the sleet which con- tinued to come down at intervals. The men, however, bore the discomfort with smiling faces and marched out to their billets with all the cheeriness of the typical "Tommy." The first contingent was met at the railway station by the Mayor (Councillor J. Prichard) and other members of the Town Council, but there was no formal reception. Special con- stables, in charge of Mr Charles A. Jones, conducted the men to their billets. The men were in command of Colonel R. Sharpies, V.D., and Major G. N. Slinger (act- ing adjutant). The following were the other offi"rs:- A Company (Accrington and District).— Capt. Watson (commanding), Capt. Livesey (second in command), Lieut. Tough, 2nd Lieuts. Stonehouse and Ashworth. B Company (Accrington and District).— Capt. Broadley (commanding) Capt. Peltzer (2nd in command), 2nd Lieuts. Garwood, Raw- cliffe. Bailey and Kenny. C Company (Chorley and Blackburn) Major Milton (commanding), Lieut. Jackson, 2nd Lieuts. Rig-by, Birtwistle and Shorrock. D Company (Burnley and Blackburn).— Major Ross (commanding), Lieut. Riley (2nd in command), 2nd Lieuts. Kershaw, Heys, Mitchell and Ryden. E Company (Reserve, Accrington).-211d Lieuts. Ruttle, Williams, Whittaker, Slinger and Haywood. Blackburn Detachment.—Captain Cheney, Lieut. Roberts, 2nd Lieuts. S. Haywood and Jones. Batt. Q.M. Capt. Lay. In charge of Bat- talion Scouts, 2nd Lieut. J. Ramsbottom. In charge of Signallers, 2nd Lieut. Macalpins. In charge of Transport, 2nd Lieut. H. Bury. The men wear blue serge uniforms, similar to those of the Llandudno "Pals." Adequate preparations have been made for the enter- tainment of the men, the churches andehapels having thrown open their schoolrooms as re- creation rooms. The soldiers seem to themselves in the town, and everything is be-intg done t-o make them comfortable. One of their chief amusements is listening to the town criers Announcing important, locatl events in W e!t<h. They gather around them, and aftctr I the "ûrying" is over there is «a li-eairty laugh. The troops assemble every morntUtg at Castle Square at 9 o'clock, and then proceed for route niar-olies to the surrounding districts. The offi- cers are quartered at the Royal a,nd Sporteimaji Hotls. A house in Church-street has beon con- verted into military headquarters.
IRREGULAR PAYMENTS BY LLANDUDNO COUNCIL. DINNERS AND VISITS TO LONDON. J Mr J. Edwyn Hughes, the district auditor, n his report of the audit of the accounts, submitted to the Llandudno Urban District Cotinoi), at their meeting on Friday, stated that "during the audit, application was made to the Looal GoTera- iti?nt Board for sanction mid&r tihe provisiona of the Looal Authorities (Expenses) Act, 1887, to the following .illegal oxpandituro:-217- 13. 6d— payments made to the proprietors of the Imperial Hotel, Llandudno, for dinners supplied to the members of the International Road Oo. when visiting Llandudno; JS16 13s ld-paid to Mr Little, sanitary inspector, being tihe of the cost of entertaining the members attending a Sanitary Inspectors' Conference at Llandudno; £1 15s 6d Mr Sanson's expenses in ooranection with the reception of the Sanitary Inspeotors' Association; 95 6s—Mr Sarson's expenses in at. tending a conftrl-nce of the National Society for the Prevention of Consumption, held in London; £3 7s—Mr Shadbolt's expenses attending the au- nual con.ferertce of Institutions of Gas Engineers, held in London; L2 2s—Mr Wm. Williams' ex. penses of attendance in London &t a conference of the British Federation of Health and Ilohday Resorts. "As regards the payments of 217 13s 6d, LIG 13a Id, and 91 15s 6d, the Board reforred to theii letters of the 14tih April, 1913, a.nd the 9th May, 1913, respectively, when they intimated that they could not sanction such expenditure,and' in the cir- cumstances, the Board declined to sannion tihe payments at audit. The payments of 217 13s 6d, £ 16 133 Id, and £ 1 15s 6d were therefore drs- allowed by me, and surcharged upon the memo bers w'ho authorised the making of the came. "The Board gave their sanotion 'on this occlu- sion' to the expenditure of 95 6s, £3 7s, and £2." Mr Picroo JcnL-s asked how the surcharges were to be paid. The Chairman: That is the subject of com. munication with the Local Government Board. The Clerk: In due course it will probably bo remitted with a caution (laughter). Mr W. O. Williams proposed that members who vote for illegal payment should be askw to sign the order for tha cheques. The Chairman: You are out of order, Mr Wil. llama; you must i'iy notice of a motioa like that.
ANGLESEY ROUTE MARCH. I "PALS" WELCOMED IN TOWNS AND VILLAGES. INTERESTING INCIDENTS ON THE WAY. I (From Our Reporters). A detachment of 160 men of the 1st Brigade of the Welsh Army stationed at Llandudno axe this week on a route march through Anglesey. They started from Menai Bridge on Monday in com- maiid of Captain Evans, of the 15th Battalion; Lieutenants F. W. Vaughan, 15th Battalion; John Williams (Carnarvon), 16t.h Ba-iit-aiion, and Lieut. Hughes, 14th Battalion. The men, s-ome of whom wore blue serge uniforms, the rest being in khaki, travelled from Llandudno to Menai Bridge by train. Ouisi.de che prec-iirctg of the raiIwAy stLLbo-n tney were met by a detachment of tho National Reserve, stationed éilt Mcnui Bridge, and the MeriJ3 i 13ndige Silver Band (conducted by Mr Senogies), who accompanied the men on their maroh. It was quuo an imposing pro- cession, headed by the regument-d Ar/gona gOOJt, which was presented to the London Weiah by Air HoWeit J. WaAiiams, London, who also presented the bug.o band with their instruments. They swung round the approach to the Suspension Bridge in martial style, but the toll-coi'.ector insij-ted that they shou.d "break step" in cross- ing. As it was, the oscillation ot tha oentral &pan was very marked while the men were cross- ing. Menai- Bridge people turned out to welcome tho troops, and the youngsters who assembled near the Square were particularly jubilant with their shrill cheers. Lustily singing to the latest ditties, including one vvlndh cri(ILd "We joined the Army yesterday "Si, tile Army of to-day's ail right," the men proceeded to Rhianfa, the residence of Lady Verney, on the baiiks of the Menai Straits, where they were served with light refreshments. Mr Roberts, Mill Bank, iu welcoming the troops on behalf of the villagers of Liajiotigfan, stated that Lady Verney and Miss Vomey were deeply sorry they could not be present to per- sonally welcome the men. They had both sub- scribed liboraiiy towards the fund raised to d-uu-ay the expenses. lie had been through the parish of LiandcigtaJi on several occasions collecting to- wardi various objects, but never had tiuo parish- ioners albony-n such readiness in subscribing to- wards giving- tneir guesti t;hat day a hearty ie- ooDtion. VVe are all willing to do what wo can for Tommy," they said. Before the men left Lieut. Vaughan voiced their thanks to the villagers for their hospitality, which, he said, was quite characteristic of Anglesey. '1 ne procession, augmented by the ba.nd of the "Clio" Industrial Training Ship and the Llandeg- fan Boy Scouts, in charge of Miss Armitstead, then ascended tha hill leading to Llandegfaai, and proceeded through Lkinsadwm to Pentiaeth. AT BENLLECH. Monday Niight. It was about 2.30 when we reached Be>nileoh (writes a Chronicle representative), and wo würe welcomed JU tiie Square by Mr J. Rtoe Roberts, J.P., who, addressing tne troops and the crowd, referred to the number of men still left in Anglesey who oould join, and tine iaot that the onexny had never before approached so close to our snores. The Lugbsh National An- them was foiiowed by the s:ngu;g of Hen YYlad fy N hadau. fy Tho |>oopie of Anglesey have provided well for tho bodily needs of the eoldiers, a,i.,d for the second tune in a few hours we sat d-own to an excellent cold spread. This time in the cay schools, where tIle men took turns at the tables, ad id after lunch went to have a Look at the vil- lage and sang chcrusus in the Square before fall- ing in a,t 3.4b. Captain T. R. Evans expressed the thanks of the detachment for the splendid treatment and welcome they had received. Speaking in Welsh, he said he had not seen many men of service age, and he understood that Anglesey had aiready done well, but he wpuid be glad £ o Imve any ot the men in his audience who could join at Llandudno. If everywhere did as well as Angle- &ey IV L'ied, share in the recruiting would be all right. vVe spent, our first night at Borallecdi. The day had been an ideal 0110 for marching, despite the SillS-by state of the roads after the snow, but as we drew near our night's resting place tihe cloud3 began to gather, and beforo we re-ached our billets it was raining. Benilsch gave w a hearty reception, and amongst the bunting was a banner ikiscribed "Croesaw i 'r Pals." in an adidress of welcome the Rev. T. O. Jones said it was not a welcome of banners or applause only, bu.t one from the heart. They knew what a Welsh weioome was, and an Anglesey weloome was the best in Wales. Their omy wish was to miako everyone oonifortable and feel at home. The scene of the submarine raid was not far away, and, referring to it and the need of aoidiers to giiard our shares, he was reminded of an incident which happened on Saturday. He was talking to a ehiid about it, when the little ooio said in Welsh, "What a pity they did ,YA wait until Monday. The soldiers from i-ilan- dudno will be here then." The youngster had perfect confidence that would have averted tihie disaster. Wales, -he concluded, had awakened, and Welshmen were on their feot, a new spirit running in their blood. The Vfel-ah National Anthem was siing before we dispersed to our billets. Benlleoh well-kept up the spirit of Mr Jones' remarks, and long betore the different detach- ments assembled tor dinner they had made fast friends with their hosts and hostesses, who spared no effort to n-iake their gue-ts com for table for tho night. A full programme had been arranged for the evening, and at 6.30 the 14th (Carnarvon and Anglesey) Battalion R. W.F. and the 16th (2nd North Wales Pab) Battalion R.W.F. and tho bugle band of the London Welsh sat down to an excellent repast at the Glannafon Hotol, being foiiowed at 7 by tho 13th (1st North Wales Pals) Battalion R.W.F. The dinner was suooeeded by two smoking concerts-iaie first party going to the Mairiangias Schools, where Aldt.rrman it. L. Edwards pros.ided over an enthusiastic gather- ing, arid the second to Tynygongl Sohool. Here County Councillor W. D. Williama was the chair, nmn. Excellent programmes were provided by a number of local artistes, assisted by meme.r. of the different battalions. During the evening Capt. T. R. Evans, of tha London Welsh, and Lieut. Prlto"i-d addressed the gathering: on the recruiting question. In introducing the first, speaker the Chairman recalled the fact that Captain Evans was tho author of the Welsh d.rama, "Barn y Brodyr,j whtoh is to be produced in the district. Captain Evans, ill moving a vote of thinks to those responsible for the arrangements, expressed his pleasure at being at the birtnplace of Goronwy Owen and in the land of the Morrisiaid, which he never thought he would visit under such oir- cumsbanoes. He was glad to see how the Welsh spirit and language was kept up, and the thriving state of the literary societies in the district. Mr Lloyd George at Queen's Hali had said that this was a great opportunity for Weiefimen, and he hoped they would take it. In appealing to them to join the troops at Llandudno tie aaiid the Welsh Fusiliers was a regiment witih great tradi tions. Lieut. Pritdhard, who seoonded, wanted to dra.w the attention of the men present to the fact that if the mem were wanted and they did not come they would be made to serve. They now had a chance to join as firee men. and if they did not take it they would not have the same status as conscripts, which was only fair. Further, they woulid not be able to pick and choose aa to what regiment they would join. They would not be able to say they wanted to go with the Welsh Fusiliers at Llaundudmo, they would have to go where they were eent. He appealed to them as a native of Anglesey to join at once. They d'id not need to be thanked, gaid the Chairman, they were only too delighted to do what they oould. He was pleased to say chat about 100 had already gone to the Amny from the village, and ba understood that more had joined that day, and still more were ready to do so. so The snow was lyirig off the giroamd when we left on Tuesday morning for Rboefawr aaiidJUan- erobymedd. LONG MARCH IN THE SNOW. I VICAR OF AMLWCH'S ENCOURAGING I ADDRESS. AMLWCH, Tuesday. Tuesday was the first of the long marches, and when we woke to find the land white with snow things did not look very promisu?. Fortunate- ly the snow wao crisp ancf the marching not diffi- cult for the first few nule3? At Rhogawr th?ra was a "laU out" for five minutes before proceed- ing to LLMMTcbymedd for hmch. yrooced- reached the centre of Anglesey, however, the weather had broken up, and' a sleety dJmzzle was falling. Llanerdhymeddl was reached at 11.30. Mr Pritchard gave an address of wel- oome in the Square prior to the troops moving on to the Methodist Chapel Sohooltv»oia p elaborate hot lunch. We left Lkjierchyimodd, alter a most enjoyable time, in a perfect blizZÆllll, At Rhosybol the soldiers were given an en- thusiastic reception by the villagers and school children, an.d in a short address the Rev. Evan Roberts reminded the men of Cromwell's advice to his Ironsides: "Fear God and keep your powder dry." Amlwch was soon in sight, but it was tot reached at once, as a circular route via Pcnaarn, Pen-gorffwysfia and Perth Amlwch had been ar- ranged. At the latter place the Menai Bridge band rejoined the procession, and with bands playing we marched into Amlwch two hours before time. The people hurriedly assembled in tho Square to greet us. The dinner given by the inhabitants was held in Bethosda chapel Schoolroom, whore the Red Cross .nurses wore in attendance. The concert that followed was held In the chapel itself, the chairman being the Rev. 1'. Pritchiard, vicar of Amlwch, and the conductor the Rev. D. Roberts. The Rev. T. Prit-c-liard, one of whose sons, Lieut. T. P. Piiitohard, of tha 2nd Battalion Royal Welah Fusiliers, died of his wounds at Boulogne Hospital, and whoso other two sons are serving in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, spoko with feei:;ag on the rooruiting question. Last Saturday they had had all example of wha.1i German methods of warfare meant, when four peaceful men were hurled into eternity witnout any warning. He thought the recruiting ques- tion so important that he would like to &eo all Members "of Parliament recruiting instead of sitting at Westminster. They had in Mr Lloyd George. Sir Edward Grey, and M-r Churchill men who were quite able to look after all the aifatrs of the nation, so that the other m-embers c-ouid go into the country recruiting. Millions were needed to k- eop the country going, but aid who oould join had not done so. Speaking of strikes and other matters, he said that every man who wanted to make money from the war was a traitor to his country. Addressing the soldiers in English, he said he was glad tuley had joined the Welsh Furthers. I He had been in connection with the regiment for many years, and had dear ones connected with it. Ail he had t-o say to the troops was that they were tho cream ot the country. After tho war there would ba a now valuation of men. There were many who had nreviousiy been 1Il- clined to look down on them as they did not ldro- uouxico their Shibboleth, but they had displayed qualities that had lain dorma.nt, and they had the courage to go and fight for their country. He would give them tho advioo he gave his three sons-he had three, now he had two—"Be sober. Be diligent. Fear God, and dio duty. If the worst comes and you fall your country will honour you for ever, you will bo amongst those who will be remembered for all time. \ou will have laid down your life in tiie oauee of truth. Dr. Jones, Amlwch, chairman of the Anglesey County Council, said the spirit of Glyndwr was as anve as ever in W ales to-day, and he asked the men who had not joined what they thought in their hearts. The women present, h3 aiso appealed to, us they had a lot to do with the matter. M-a<:iy stopped young men joining when they had the chance to make them do so. Am- lwen had dona well, for 100 m&n had gone to the colours, one man 1e-¡WÜig a wife and eight chil- dren. "Remember the spirit of Glyndwr, the na- tional s i-rit of Wales," said the speaker, "and do your duty for your land and your home, and, quoting the words of "Fechgyn Cyinru," which had just been sang, he concluded, "Melus yw marw d<roa ein gwlad." In the absence, through bereavement, of Mr Thomas (chairman of tiu Amlwch Urban Dis- trict Council), Mr Fanning extended the Coun- cil's welcome to the troops. The response to the collection for inaney for the entertainment of the troops, he &aid, was so .great that they had a substantial balance over to provide comforts ior the men at the front. The last march had- stnnm- lated recruitiffg when it was at a low ebb, and now over 10 per cant, of the population had on- listed. Lieut. V a ugh An spoke in reply in place of Captain T. R. Evans, who was suffering from a sore throat. Wales once was very backward in its recruiting, but he was glad to say this was no longe.r ao, and he hoped that when the final blow was strui-k the men of Anglesey and Amlwch would play a prominent part. They wanted Wales to be at tho top in this business, as they were fighting on the side of all that Welshmen h-ad ever held dear—the rights of small nations- 4rA they ail ought to take a hand. I HEARTY RECEPTIONS IN MID-ANGLESEY I HOLYHEAD. Wednesday. WednesdiilV was a very different ctay. When we assembled in the Square in Aniiw-ch at 7.50 the sun was s-hsning brightly, anid there was a fresh frosty nip in the air. The roads, too, were the best we had. been on in the island, and every- thing- combined t.o malce the matching ideal, the result being that wo reached Lianddeusant half an hour under scheduled time. On the way at d whilst 6he school Llawbabo a halt was ca.i'ied whilst the school children distributed apples, w-h "h were yery ac- ceptable. At I.,Iaidciou-a,ibt there was a long stop, whilst the inhabitants entertained us to an excellent lunch at too day school. Speaking in the playground afterwa.rds the Rector emph-asised tih-a value of subordination as a means towards victory. Subordination was not slavery, it wa3 the only system on which wars oould be won. A reception was given at Llanfachraeth, cigar- ettes being distributed, and from there we moved on to Bodedern, whore another great welcome wag given us. Dr. Parry Edwards, brother-m- Jaw to Brigadiier-GeneraI Owen Thomas, the Rev. James Evans, the vicar, and the Rev. William Davies addressed the men, whilst in the Square were Col. and Mr3 Fox-Pitt and their son, Lieut. Fox-Pitt, who is homo on a brief holiday from the trendies. After the speeches a choir of school children sang the "Marseillaise" in En- glish, and "GOod Save tho King" in WÐJah. A move was then made for tea, at which a number of Red Crojs nurses assisted. From Rodedorn to Valley was the finest stretch of the day. Tho day was clear, the fields green though the day before tihcy were whito with snow, and the bright sunshine completed a spring evening scene, but ahead the Snowdon range, wihidh had been coming into view cull the way, was all white, and reminded one that we wore still in February. At Gaergcdliog' another halt was oalled, and before entraining at Vaiiey for I Holyhead more cigarettes were given awiay, and I the troops welcomed to the village.
t ARRIVAL AT HOLYHEAD. I I CIVIC RECEPTION, j Holyhead was en fete on Wednesday even ing, when the troops arrived, in command of Capt. T. R. Evans. They were duo to arrive by train from Valley at 5.40, but iocg before that hour large crowds assembled outside the station and aloatg the main streets. Elaborate arrangements had been made for their reoeption, and there were on the platform awaiting their arriva l Mr A. Mioha/oi (kdiaiirn-xan) members, and offi- cial's of the Unban Djstriot Council, and the Re- aruitiing Ccmsnlttee. The men were formally welcomed to the town by Mr Michael, after which, headed by the Menai Bridge Band, they marched to Victoria-square, where they were given their billeting cards, and escorted to their roapootivo billets by the Seoond (local) Anglesey Oorps of Boy Scouts, who were in charge of Sooutanaator Frank Bell. Assembling in Victoria-square at 7.15 the men marohed to llyfrydle C.M. Schoolroom, via Wil- liama-squaro, whore dinner had been provided for thorn. Mr A. Michael presided, and was sup. ported by Capt. T. R. Evans, Major Campbell Johnston, transport offioer at Holyhead; Lieut. Clarke, 3rd Defunos Company, Holylhead; Lieut. Vauighan, Welsh Army Corps; Dr. T. W. Clay, J.P., Capt. E. R. MoKinstry, R.N.R., the Rev. J?n Wtliiajns, Lieut. John Williams, Woksh Army Corps; and Sk?MMi't-Major J. Fdth-mN. local recruiting officer. Proposed by the Chairman, the toast of "The King" wae loyally honoured, and the toast of "The Welsh. Army Corps" was pro-posed by Dr. T. W. Clay, In a happy speech, in dph he extended a cordial weloome to their tresis on behalf of the town. He regretted that owing to indisposition Mr L. M. Jones (Tal o Fon) had unfortunately boon prevented from giving the toast. They were very proud to have had the honour of entertaining audi a fine body of men, and he waa perfectly certain that when the time oaime for thorn to take up arms in defence of their King and country, they would do oredit to themselves and to the Welsh Army Corps. Oa.pt. Evans, in replying, thankod the pro- poser of the toast for the kind words in which no had proposed it, iand all wh.o had in any way contributed to the giving of such a magnificent re-past. The men were eaph given a packet of cigarettes and a box of matohes, and seemed to thoroughly enjoy their dinner, which had been, well-earned after their long maroh during the day, which, fortunately, proved idtoal from ovca-y stand- point. Dimmer over the men proceeded1 dbwn Thcmas- atvoot and along Market-street and Stanley-street to tho Town flail, where they were dismissed. In the Ilaill a miscellaneous entertainment had been arranged for their delectation, the proceed- ings being preaided over by Dr. T. W. Clay, who TO supported by several members of th., com- mittee and officers, who accompanied the men. The following mas the programme :Overture, Town Hall Orchestra (conductor, Mr C. J. McCoim,ick); song, Mr E. R. Cavan Jori-cs; Penhillion singinig (M bh ha.rp accompaniment), Mr Wi'llsam Thomas (Bhedyod A law); gong, Madame Kate Rowlands; song. Miss A. Bellis (accompanied by the orchestra); song, Mies Margery Williams; violin soio, Mr C. J. McCor- maok; duet, Messrs David Jones and William Rowlands; "Hen wlad fy nhadiau," "God savo the King." Tho aicoompaniet was Miss M. C. Owen, A.L.C.M., a.nd tho harpst waa Miss Eva, Griffith. The Chairman delivered a brief address in Welsh, and Captain Evans, on behalf of the officers and men, thanked aU who had assisted in ira.ki ng their short visit to Holvhead such a great success He was well aware of the gener- ous hea rtedness of tihe Welsh people, but ho felt he oould safely say that the welcome which they had so far received in Anglesey ex- ceeded all expectations, and bhey could never forgot the liopitality of tihe kind friends at Holy- head a.nd elsewhere. Lieutemajit Vaughan also assooia/ted himself with these remarks in a racy We'sh speech. The Hall was profusely decorated with bunt- ing and flowers, the latter being lent by Mrs A. F. Pearson, a.nd the flags by Captain E. R. MnKinstxy and the London and North- ^Western Railway Company (Marine Department). The tables in the schoolroom was also nicely de- corated. Lady Sheffield having lent somo flowers, whilst in the town itself there was a I'berai display of bunting. The catering of Messrs David Evans and 00. wcro in every way excellent, the arrangements in the school- rooon being under the superintendence of Mr W. J. Lewis, Newry-street. Valuable assist.a 1100 was given by the following at tho tables and otherwise: Mrs T. W. Clay, Mrs John Williams, M,rs CkiiV Thomas, Mrs Bodfan Griffith, Mrs R. H. Hughes, Mrs Fox Russell, Miss H. Rees, Mrs Evans, M.ra Noble Griffith, Miss Hughes, Aties Morgan Jones, Mie.s Lanifeaty, Miss M. J. Jones, Mro John Clay, Mrs Blake Thomas, Miss Nell'c* Tiiiomas, Miss McDonnell, E'IS Polly Evans, Mrs L. Lewie, Mrs Di'nnen, Mrs Morton Prichard, Mrs MaJdwyn Jones. Yesterday (Thursday) morning the men paraded at the Town Hall, and marched from bhenoo through the town,, headed by the bugle band, which accompanies them, to the station, the streets being thronged, and much enthusiasm was displayed both by the men and the populace-. Arriving ac the station they were met by another larboC orowd. who loudly cheered as the train sto i.mei out. conveying the troops to Rhosneigr.
OFFICERS MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES. The Border Counties Advertizer gives the following particulars of officers mentioned in d,-apa-tcfnes:- Major-General A. E. Sandbach, C.B., D.S.O., Headquarters Staff. Major-General Sandbaoh, who again comes in for mention, entered the Army in 1879 and served in the Egypt nan War of 1882, including Tel-el-Kebir, the Soudan Campaign of 1885, the Burmeso Expedition of 1886, the Sikkrm Expedition, of 1888, the Nile Expedition of 1898, a.nd afterwards in the South African War. He waa military secretary to Lord Curzon of Kedleston when Viceroy of India; he commanded tho 1st Sappars and Miners, Indiaai Army, froon 19C4 to 1907; the Royal Engineer Troops at Aldershot in 19C8, and only retired last year from the command of the briga.de of Engineers at t.hc Curragh. Third son of the late Mr H. R. Sandbaoh, of Ilafc-aunos, he married the Hon. Jna. Douglas Pennant, a sister of Lord Ponrhyn. Coionol (temporary Brigadier-General) Count Gleidhen K.C.V.O., C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., General Headquarters Staff. Count Gleichen, who has been promoted to e rank of major-general for his services in the field, is a nephew of the late lady Harlech and a cousin therefore of Lord Harlech Major Vlow!aiit Castlexeagh (now Marquees of Londonderry), General Headquarters SoafT. Lord Castlercagh, new the Marquess of Londonderry, is a nephew of Lord Herbert Vane-Tempest, of Plas Machynlleth. Colonel (temporary Brigadier-General) R. G. Egerton, C.B., General Headquarters Staff. Colonel Egerton is a son of the late Sir R. E. Egetrton, of Coedy-glyn, Wrexham, and a. brother oi Mr R. W. Egerton, of Stanstey Lodge, Wrexham. Major Visoount Master c-ene and Ferrars, D.S.O., North Ir ish Ilorso Lord Maseereene is a brother-in-law of Major SvkcH, of the 2nd Regiment of Montgomery- shire Yeomanry, at present undergoing train- ing at Welshpool. He was previously men- tioned in the November list. Lieutenant Viscount Feild'ng, D.S.O.. 3rd Bat- taJion, Coldstream Guards. Viscount Feilding, who is mentioned in detp^tches for the seoond time, is the eldest eon of the Earl of Denbigh. Colonel (temporary Brigadier-General) A. H. Husaey Headquarters Stall. Colonel Hussey, who also figures in tho Honours' List with a C.B., married Miss Mary Herbert, daughter of the kite Dean of Here- ford, and a coua n of the Earl of Powis. Lieutenant-Colonel E. J. R. Peel, 54th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Colonel Peel ia a son of the late Mr Archi- bald loW, of The Gerwyn, Wrexham. He also figures in tho Army Honours List with a D.S.O. Lieutenant-Colonel diaries Arthur Wilding, 2nd Battalion Royal InuiekillLng Fusiliers, Colonel Wilding comes in for mercaion a fxxxxnd time, and has also been made a C.B. He is tho eldest son of tilie late Rav. C. Wild- ing, of Arley Rectory, Salop. His grandfather, Mr Charles Wilding, was tor many years chief tl,-cilt to the Earl of Powis and twice Mayor ot Welsh pool. CoJoneil Wilding first saw ser- vice in Burma, and was promoted captain in 1897, major in 1905, and colonel last October. Major (temporary L:eiJitenan'c-Colonel) George J. Farmar, 1st Lancashire Fusiliers. Major Farmar is a brother of Mrs Niblett, Late of Llanerohydol Hall, Welshpool, lie saw service under Lord Kitchener in the Nile Ex- pedition to Khartoum in 1898, &nd again in the South Afrioan War. Second-Lieutenant H. N. Atkinson, D.S.O., 3rd Battalion Cheshire Regiment (attached). Son of Canon Atkinson, of North-op, and nephew of Sir E. Cotton-Jodrell, Lieutenant Atkinson is tho amaiteur golf champion of Waiks. Second-Lieutenant 0. T. D. Osmond Williame, D.S.O., 2nd Dragoons. Lieutenant Osmond Williams is heir to Sir ArtJhu-r. Osmond Williams, Bart., Lord-Liou. tenant of MerionvtliEihire. This lis the second occasion on which the gallant young offioer has been mentioned for his services in the field. Last November, he waa lewarded with the D.S.O. for gallant service near Messincs in a&,vrtainiag under fire the progr of nigh, oiporatioiis a.nd ?pcoia.Uy on i3i n.i?ht d Goto- ber 31st for fading the 12th Lanonra to posi- tion for counter-attack, in which he took part, accounting for eleven of the enemy himself. PROMOTIONS FOR FIELD SERVICE. To be Companion of the Order of the Bath, Ooionel (temporary Brigadier-General) Sir P. W. Chetwode, Bart., D.S.O. Genoml Sir Philip Wal house Chetwode, seventh baronet, the baronetcy dating back from 1700, was born in 1869. the son of Sir Goorgo Chetwode, sixth baronet, and Alice, daugilter of tho late Michael T. Bass, Range- more, Staffordshire. He received the D.S.O. in 1900 for eerviocs in South Africa with his regiment the l&th Huasairs. He suooeeded hits 6atther in 1905. In 1899 he married Hester Alioo Camilla, eldest daughter of Colonel tho Hon. Richard Staploton-Cotton. He entered the Army in 1889, was made captain in 1897, served at Chin Hills, Burmaih, 1892-93 (medal with ola-np), Souitih Afnica. 1899-1902 (mentioned twice in deepaiolies, Queen's medal, five clasps, King's modal, two clasps, D.S.O.). His heir is Roger Charles George, born April i'6 18th' 1905. C.B.—Lieutenant-Colonel G. T. G. Edwards 20th Hussara. Lieutenant-Colonel Edwards, 20th Hussars, who was mentioned in despatches last Octo- ber, and now comes in for the C. D.. is the son of tho late Canon Edwards, a former Vicar of Ruabon, a.nd a nephew of the Bishop of St. Asaph. Some 18 years ago Colonel Edwards aiobed as adjutant to the Montgoimeryohire yeomanry.
¡ BETHESDA. I MILITARY PROMOTION.-Privalte J. A. Griffiths, from the University and Publio School's Brigade, has been appointed Scwomid-Lieutenant in tho 7tih Battalion, Royal Welslli Fusiliers, who are stationed at Aberystwyth. Lieut. Griffiths is a native of Hendurnpike, an old boy of the County School, and was studying 8It Oambridge University when he enlisted last August. Mr John Jack, son of Mr and Mrs Jack, Millyard Houso, has been gazetted Second Lieutenant, attached tc one of the'R.W.F. Battalions. "y. -£ LJ-
I ST. DAVID'S DAY AT LLAN- I DUDNO. VISIT OF THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER. I FULL PROGRAMME OF THE DAY'S PROCEEDINGS. Elaborate arrangements have been com- pleted for the celebration of St. David's Day at Llandudno on Monday, which includes a visit by the Chancellor of the Exchequer for the purpose of stimulating recruiting in the Principality. Mr and Mrs Lloyd George and other members of the family will arrive at Llandudno on Saturday night, and during their stay at Llandudno they will be the guests of Brigadier-General and Mrs Owea Thomas at The Wilton. I UNITED SERVICE AT THE PAVILION. A united service will be held in the Pier Pavilion on Sunday morning, at which tho band of the London Welsh Battalion, and » Brigade Choir, numbering over 200 voices, will take part in the musical portion of tho service. Amongst the Welsh hymn-tunes will be "Aberystwytn," "Crug y Bar," "Hudder field," and "liyfrydol. The sermon will be preached by tne Rev. John Williams (Bryn- siencyn). All the Nonconformist churches of the town will be closed for the Sunday morn- ing, to enable the members to attend the Pavilion service. The gallery of the Pavilion has been reserved for the civilians, and the body of the hall for the military. I WELSH CONCERT. In the evening a Welsh concert is to be given at the Pavilion by the famous band of the London Welsh Battalion, at which a new patriotic song, "Britain," socially composed by Mr T. Osborne Roberts for tno occasion, and dedicated to the Chancellor of the Ex- chequer, will be sung. The concert will be under the patronage of Mr and Mrs Lloyd George, Brigadier-General Owen Thomas and Mrs Thomas, and other officers of the 1st Bri- gade all of whom have signified their inten- tion of being present. The band, under the conductorship of Bandmaster J. White, have arranged a special programme of Welsh musio for the occasion, which will open with the Welsh National Anthem, and include several, of the favourite Welsh melodies. MONDAY'S PROCEEDINGS. The proceedings on St. David's Day will be as follows:- 11 a.m.: Brigade parade on the Promenade. Inspecting officers, received with salute, will inspect tiie ^Brigade. Presentation of sword to Brigadier-General Owen Thomas by the women of Anglesey. Battalions marcii past, first in column of fours and then in column of platoons. One battalion will do physical exercise on the same ground. 1.0 p.m.: Luncheon at the St. George's Hotel, given by the Brigadier to the General Officer commanding-in-ciiief and staff of the Western Command, the General Officer com. manding 43rd Welsh Army Division and staff, the Lords Lieutenant and High Sheriffs of North Wales, the Welsh Army Corps commit- tee, and senior officers of the Brigade, to meet tha Right Hon. D. Lloyd George (Chancellor of the Exchequer). During the afternoon the Welsh Brigade Choir will sing en the Promenade; an assault- at-arras will take place at the Hippodrome, and an inter-battalion football match on the Council Field. THE BRIGADIER'S AT HOME. PRESENTATION TO THE CHANCELLOSi, 4 p.m.: The Brigadier-General and Mrs Tho- miia will give an "At Hom-c" at the Grand Hotel. at which a presentation will be made to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Mrs Lloyd George. The Chancellor's gift will take the form of an album boirad in Russia leather of khaki sha-d-e with gilded decorations, and bearing the seal of the Llandudno Urban District Oouineii, a special due of whioh has been cast for the oooa- sujn. The interior of the book will contain n congratulatory address in English and Weiah, fol- lowed by the signatures of the members of tlM Llandudno Urban District Council. This will be foiiowed by twelve exclusive photographs, sepia tinted, of Llandudno and its vicinity, inc!udimg tho historic castles of Carnarvon and Conway. A gold and enamelled regimental broooh is also to 00 presented to Mrs Lioyd George. 8 p.m.: Dinner at the St. George's Hotel, given by Brigadier-General Owon Thomas uid officers of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, at which the toast list will be as follows: Toast, "St. David;" selection, "St. David's Day;" toast, "The King;" selection, "God Save tho King;" boast, "lne Princ-a of Wales;" selection, "God ( Bless the Prinoe of Wales; toast. Shenkin ap Morgan;" eelection, "Ap Shenkm; toast, loby Purcell and his Spurn;" seloüt ion "Jonny. J ones;" toast, 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh I usiiiers; election, "The British Grenadiers; 11 toast, "Our Gueets; selection, "Auld L-ang Syne; band of th-a L#oii<;k>ii W olsh Battajion. Tko musio at tho dinner will be sup- plied by the band of the London Wrekh Bit. talion. 8 p.m.: Military Eisteddfod in the Pier Pavil- ion. Adjudicator, Mr John Williams, Carnaivou (conductor of the famous Investiture Choir).
LLANDUDNO COUNCIL AND THE CHANCLLLOK. PROPOSED PRESENTATION. At a meeting of the Llandudno Urban Diji. trict Council on Friday, the Chairman (Mr F. J. Sarson) said that it had been decided to suggest to the Council that they should, upon tue occasion of the Chancellor of tho Exchequer's visit to Llandudno, present him with a morocco-bound album containing an illuminated address of welcome, and pnoto- graphs of Llandudno and district, so that in JJowning-street it would be placed 011 the table, where it would be seen by the Chaa. cellor's illustrious visitors. Mr W. O. Wiiliams: In the cellar. The Chairman; No, I think it will be ia the drawing-room. Mr '1'. Yv. (iriihth said that he felt sure that the Council and the town generally would not be reluctant to make a presenta- tion to the Chancellor worthy of his high position, and of the town. He did not think there would be any surcharge in the matter. Mr Thos. Smith: I see that the Chancellor is not going to speak at Bangor; is it do- finitely settled that he will come to Llau. dudno. The Chairman: Yes, it is quite definite all the arrangements have been made, and hia two sens are the magnets. Mr Robert Roberts said that inasmuch as the visit was not a political one, but a national one on St. David's Day, some refer- ence should be made in the addross to the Chancellor's connection with Welsh nationality. The Chairman: We are going to elaborate all his virtues, and laud him to the skies. The suggestion to present the album waa unanimously adopted, and the Chairman, Mr T. W. Griffith, and the Clerk to draft the address. I PRESENTATION TO MRS LLOYD GEORGE The Chairman said that it had also been suggested that a presentation of a regimental brooch should be made to Mrs Lloyd George. Upon the proposition of Mr Henry Hughes, seconded by Mr Thos. Smith, the suggestiou was adopted.
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