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CELEBRATIONS IN LONDON. I MISS LLOYD GEORGE'S ACTIVITIES. I A successful sale by auction of sou venire in Lid of the National Fund for Welsh Troops was held in London, on Wednesday. In the absence of Mrs Lloyd George, her daughter, Miss Olwen Lloyd George sold the first lost. Among those who had presented sou- venirs for the sale were the Countess of Dun- donald, Lady Rhondda, Lady Mackworth, Vis- countess Cow dray, Lady Mostyn, the Earl and Countess of Plymouth, Sir Alfred and Lady M-ond, Lady Owen Phillips, the Hon. Mrs Bulkeley-Owen, the Hon. Mrs Geoffrey Pearson, Sir Vincent Evans, Mr Llewelyn Williams, K.C., M.P., Mrs Hopkinson, Captain Hugh Tho- mas, and Messrs Van Dyk, the last-named pre- senting five autograph portraits of the Prime -Minister. All other business in the auction hall was sus- pended during the Welsh sale, and there was a large, good-humoured audience, who bid freely for the various lots. A bouquet of roses was presented to Miss Lloyd George at the opening, and later a white feather fan, mounted on tor- toise shell, was bought in, after a spirited com- petition, for £15, bv Mr Garcia Jacobs, and pre- sented to the "auctioneer," who entered into the spirit of the sale, and wielded the hammer in quite a business-like manner. The first autograph photograph of the Prime Minister was bought by Mr Jesse Smith for fifty guineas, the purchaser declaring that the subject of the portrait, "knew his own mind." Of the fouir similar portraits, one realised twenty-five guineas, two twelve guineas, and one ten guineas. Three smaIle-r portraits of the Prime Minister Were sold for five guineas each. Mrs Lloyd George's letter received that morn- ing and read just previously, was sold by Mrs Hopkinson for 22 10s. The first shell made at a Welsh, munition factory, presented to Mr Lloyd George as Minister of Munitions, and sent to the male by Lady Owen Phillips, was sold for B6 bs. Two of the programmes of tire sale bearing the autograph of Miss Olwen Lloyd George went for B2 10s and 25 5s respectively; a Pekinese dog for jElQ; and fifty "Speed up munition" brooches, sent by Mrs Lloyd George, for 10s each. The highest single price realised was thirty-five guineas for a carved Indian chair (presented by Lady Mostyn), while a bronze group (" Sparrows fighting"), presented by Mrs Herbert Lewis, fetched twenty-one guineas., Altogether the sale realised £520. MISS LLOYD GEORGE'S VISIT TO THE I MARKETS. Yesterday was Welsh Flag Day in London, and ladies in the picturesque garb of gallant little Wales were everywhere, receiving patron- age from the public. ■ Miss Lloyd George took chief place among the sellers. Her early morning visit to Smith- field was one of the principal events of the fes- tnal Here she was presented with a oheque for £ 500 by Mr J. P. Hart, Master of the Butchers Company for the year, on behalf of the market in general. This cheque represented a first in- Btalment of subscriptions previously made, a?nd Miss Lloyd George was able to raise a.n addi- tional £ 29 by immediate sales of flags. Even these sums, however, were not the first tak- ings" of the day, Mr George Robev having al- ready sent a cheque for £ 50 for the first flag sold. Miss Llovd George, who arrived at the Market promptly at half-past five, afterwards went on to Covent Garden, where clie made a tour of the fruit and flower markets and ob- tained a further considerable sum by her efforts. Miss Lloyd George subsequently visited the Lon- don Stock Exchange and sold flags.
BANGOR, I 9VARBITY SOCIAL FUNCTIONS. I St, David's Day celebrations in North Wales St. Dav i d's Day celebrati ons in North Wales Were mainly confined to the schools, and fewer eiøteddfodau were held than usual. In the majo- rity of towns and villages street collections were made or flags sold in aid of the fund for provid- ing ccmforts for Welsli troops. At the schools special addresses were delivered on the life of the Patron Saint by the teachers. Neither the leek nor the daffodil was much in evidence. At Bangor the festival passed unnoticed be- yond a special service in the Cathedral, when Canon Lewis preached, and social gatherings at the University College of North Wales, where a holiday was observed. On Wednesday evening the usual inter- collegite debate took place, the topic selected this year being, "That sreret dplomacy is un- evitable." On the affirmative side Mr D. Vaughan and Miss Bidgood, Cardiff; and Mr D. Ð. Jones, B.Sc., Bangor, spoke, while Mr Illtyd David, B.A.. and Miss Austin, B.A., Aber- ystwyth; and Miss Soar, Bangor, supported the negative view?. Most of the lady students who spoke denounced secret diplomacy in un- measured terms, and ascribed the present war to it. One of the men students, while admitting that each nation had its secrets, thought that all these secrets "should be submerged, and that t.ha world should only have one great secret. Several of the addresses were marred by the boisterous conduct of the students, who interrupt- ed the speakers by blowing toy trumpets, and interposing irrelevant remarks. In the evening an informal dance was held at the U ni vcrsity Hal] Yesterday a tea was given for soldiers at the college; a reception was held at the Priohard- Jones Hall, and the play Change" (J. O. Fran- "Cli ?'T' Y e" Dra mat i c So- cis) was presented bv the W elsli Dramatic So- ciety. The visitors from the sister colleges left Bangor this mc.rning, being escorted to the !t0. by a number of men and women students. No inter-collegiate games were played this year. Preaching at a special Welsh service -at the Cathedral, last night, Canon Lewis said that St. David had left behind him many precious examples. The chief need of Wales to-day Was devotion to God. What they should put first was not the nation and certainly not selfishness, the love of money and other vices, but Ifre King-" diom of God and His Righteousness, and. in that St. David had set them an example. The chief nee d of the Church in Wales was an enervating missionary spirit, and here again their Patron Saint had given them a noble example. The Lessons were read by Canon Lewis and the Dean, and the rest of the service was taken by Minor-Canons J. Eb-twood and. M. A. 11 ug]) e6. At Ebenezer (Welsh Congregational) Chapel the feast was celebrated by a tea and concert, in lieu of the usual tvu and eisteddfod. Mr John Rees, Banger (brother of Mr Caradoc Ree?, M.P.), presided over a large audience at the concert, and in the course of an edrfa-ess spoke of. the importance of small nations and of the importance of small nations celebrating and asserting their nationa l .characteristics. At the elementary sciioois the morning was largely devoted to the singing,of patriotic songs, and the children were addressed by the sciiool managers. In the afternoon a holiday was given. In anticipation of the official Welsh Flag Day. which is to be held to-moirow (Saturday) and in response to many requests, Mrs R J. W illiams, the Mayoress, aareed to allow the sale of badges on Thursday, in aid of the National Fund for, Weleii Troops. The badges are in the form of a elose reproduction of the leek, and have been made in Wales by Welsh soldiers. Ihey form a verv neat and compact butioiiiiole, and were freely bought and worn.
KIN MEL CAMP. I The Welsh troops quartered at Kinmel Pa.rk bad, yest".id,ay, a half-holiday. Sports were held near the camp. All the Welsh soldiers, officers and men, wore the leek as the national «mb}em.
ABERYSTWYTH. I At Aberystwyth University College, a fancy dress dance was held last nignt, and to-night (Friday) a soiree will take plao?. In pre-war timee the usual procedure was to suspend lec- tures during the week,. but this year some lectures were given.
.t In view of the diffictiity of obtaining sun- I ylies of special types of water taps the Mini- ster of Munitions recoinmends all water engi- neers to relax their regulations for the time beibg;,and to accept any effective substitute for Ufa particular typo of titling they usually inquire.
DEATH OF THE I PRIME MINISTER'S UNCLE I Mr Richard Lloyd, the Premier's uncle, who has been in a critical state of health for some days, passed peacefully away on Wednesday even- ing at Garth Celyn, Criccieth, the residence of his nephew, Mr William George. Latterly, his health had been failing, and his condition du- ring the past week had been the cause of grave anxiety to members of the family. In his illness he was under the care of Dr. Livingstone Davies. Mrs Lloyd George came down from London eoma days ago, and with Mrs Wm. George was in personal attendance upon Mr Lloyd up to the time of his death, putting aside her numerous engagements in the Metropolis, especially those in connection with the Welsh Flag Day move- ment arranged for St. David's Day. Last Sun- day, Mr Lloyd called the members of the family one by one, as well as Dr. Davies, saying to them Good-bye and God bless you." It was plainly visible he felt himself getting weaker. Since then, however, he temporarily rallied, and brightened up a little, but relapsed on Wednes- day eveniiyj. It was about 4 o'clock when lie spoke his-last few words, which were to Miss Jones, Caerwylan, who has been assisting Mrs Lloyd George and Mrs Wm. George in nursing him. He feebly remarked to Miss Jones, an old friend of the family, "Lift me up. For Jesus Christ's of the faniily., Miss Jones made him more com- sa k e. Ameii. fortable, and he passed away about two hours later, at the age of four score years and two. His vitality was remarkable, and his wit right up to the last was as keen as ever. The morn- ing before he died he asked his medical attendant in quite a rational and fully conscious spirit, Well, doctor, what war news?" "Oh, we've captured Kut," replied Dr. Livingstone Davies. "Well done," said Mr Lloyd in a firm voice, "I hope it will be a short Kut. Mr Riohard Lloyd was born in 1834, his par- ents being David Lloyd (Dafydd Llwrd) and his wife Rebecca. He spent most of his life at Llan- ystumdwy, where he was known as Richard Llwvd," and here he lived with his widowed mother, where she carried on her deceased hus- band's business of ehoemaking until her son took it over. Dafydd Llwyd had two daughters, one of whom married the late Mr Wm. Jones, far- mer, Caerdyni, Criccieth, their sons being Mr John Jores, clerk to the Portmadoc Urban Coun- cil, and the late Mr W. Caer Jones, solicitor, who served his articles with Mr D. Lloyd George. The other daughter married Mr Wm. George— the father of Mr Lloyd George, a schoolmaster at the time in charge of Troedyrallt British School, Pwllheli. Mr Richard I.loyd, about the year 1859, be- came laypastor of the Baptist Church at Cric- rieth, jointly with his boyhood friend, the late Mr William Williams, Manchester House, a co- partnership in the ministry, which continued up to five years ago, when Mr Williams died. The pastorate then devolved upon Mr Lloyd, who preached twice every 'IT. up to and includ- ing February 11th- Y. which was the last occa- sion on which he officiated. He was a mem- ber of the church for 71 years, and though he had to walk for many years a distance of about two miles to attend a service, he only missed about five Sundays during all those years. When 16 years of age, Mr Lloyd George was baptised by his uncle in the stream which runs by the side of the little chapel at Penymaen. THE PREMIER'S DEBT. I On the death of the Premier's father, the widowed motlier came with her two sons and daughter to iive with her brother at Llanystum- dwy, and "uncle," as Mr Lloyd was affeotionate- ly called, became their guardian and benefactor. Never a husband loved his wife and children more intensely than did Mr Lloyd his widowed more ij' totisely than did sister and her little children. Mr Lloyd looked after the moral and spiritual welfare of .the chil- dren, who were for many yea's pupils at the Church School. "My unde never married," said the Prime Minister, on one occasion, but he set himself the task of educating the children of his sister as a sacred and supreme duty. To that duty he gave his time, his energy, and all his money. I owe more to him than to any man living. The home was in one of a row of small cot- tages which stand on the roadside at the. entrance to the village, and the life led ur.der Mr Lloyd's roof has been described as a hard and thrifty one, which provided a steady mental, moral, and religious discipline. In later years Mr Lloyd and has sister took their home with the iattor's other son, Mr Wm. George, of Criccieth, and it was here, in the year 1896, that Mrs Lloyd George passed away and was laid to rest at Criccieth Cemetery. Twelve years later her eldest grand- daughter, Miss Mair Eluried George, daughter of Mr Lloyd George, wa" buried in the same sacred ground. When Mr D. Lloyd George qualified as soli- citor and commenced practising at Criccieth and Portmadoc, Mr Lloyd retired from business and came to reside at Criccieth, and assisted hid nephew in the office. To travellers by t.ra,in he was quite a landmark, his daily visits to Cric- cieth Railway Station b?ng one of the prin- ciple items in his day's itinerary. Latdy, how- ever, lie was compelled to drop one by one the visits to his favourite haunts. Gradually he slipped from view from the station, stage- by stage his morning call at the publio library be- came a thing of the past. His last call at the 'office in High-street was almost imperceptibly paid, and nnany, but not least, was the last ser- vice in the little Bethel he loved so v,-ell, and for a considerable time he had passed from pub- lic craze. PULPIT ORATOR. Outside his own particular religious circle (writes a correspondent) Mr Lloyd took no part. In church government he was a strict Baptist, and held the views that a church should be main- tained by the free will offerings of its members, and that there should be no paid ministry. He was very circumspect in all things, and though a Liberal. he was most tolerant towards all poli- tical parties. He took no part in political meet- thga, and held aloof from local strife. These, facts addled greatly to the respect in which he was held, and his influence was great. The only hobby he iiad-if hobby it could be called—wes to read, study, and preach the gospel without any recompense but the consciousness that lie was doing hrs Master's work. As a preacher his pulpit power was confined to his own church; but to those who heard him Sunday after Sun- day and to those who occasionally heard him, he was a natural orator and an excellent exposi- tory preacher. Modern theology or the latest exegesis did not find a supporter in him; his theology was coloured by the standard works A the thinkers of the connexion. Yet, when he came to the broad world of thought, he was most effective and eloquent in his se.-mons. His men- talitv was strong, and he was a man of sound judgment and consistency of condjict. However much Mr Lloyd's eminence may be attributed to the fact that it was lie who started the Premier in life, there is no doubt but, that the Premier is also indebted for many of the excellent traits in his character to Mr Lloyd. -• It was a great joy to Mr Lloyd that his nephew had so distinguished himself, and many wore the congratulatory messages received by him when Mr Lloyd George became Pr'me Minuter. Hi., age never permitted him to v: £ jt 10 Dovvn- in^-street where h's portrait had -an honoured place. He, however, peid visits to 11, Downing- "MORE THAN A FAIHKK. I At the sale by auction of souvenirs in aid of the National Fund fo.r Welsh Troops, which took place on Wednesday at, C'ovent Garden, the fol- lowing letter was read from MrsMoyd George: I very much regret being unable to be pre- sent at the sale, as I had promMd. liim kc-pt down here owing to the very serious' illness of Mr Richard Llojd, my husband's uncle, the one who brought h!m up after Irs rrover's death. We are ail very much attached to him; He has been more than a father. Mr Lloyd George owes everything to him." THE PREMIER S LOSS. I At, a Welsh ir tional raJly held at Kings-way Hall. London, lust nighr, a letter was read from Mr Lloyd George say in?, "I 4iave just lost my beet friend, and it1 has hit me hard. I have to go on with the urgent work of the nv.6;n which has been entrusted to my charge, but I do not (eel equal to a public meeting just now. "Will you kindly explain ihtt to my fellow- countrymen. and thank tiifm from "the bottom nof my heart, for the exceed ingly ^varm and encourag- ing words of the address they proposed to pre- sent to me." THE FUNERAL I The funeral wt'ch will be pMvate. takes -place 1 ? at f?vpn o'c,)?ck to-morro? (?t-u?y) morning, I 'At CrM-cteth CpmetcrT.
DEATH OF THE REV. DANIEL ROWLANDS, BANGOR. The death occurred at his residence, at Bangor, on Saturday, of the Rev. Daniel Row- lands, the well-known Nonconformist minister. Mr Rowlands was a picture of robust health till about a fortnight ago, when his health began to fail, but he was only confined to bed for a week. Mr Rowlands waa born at Llangefni on Feb- ruary 21st, 1827, and early in life he showed a marked predilection for the Nonconformist ministry. He received his early education at the local National School, and when quite a young man he preached at the John Eli as Chapel, Llangefni, soon afterwards entering Bala Theological College, of' which Dr. Lewis Edwards was then principal. In those days it was very unusual to find a Welsh Nonconformist theological student leaving the Principality to seek wider knowledge, but Mr Rowlands decided to proceed to Edinburgh Uni- versity, where he took his degree of M.A. He was one of the first Nonconformist ministers to take a university degree. His first pastorate was at the Calvinistic Methodist church at Llan- gurrig, near Llanidloes, and afterwards he was appointed pastor of the Llanidloes C.M. Church. While there he attained considerable fame throughout Wales as a preacher, and was in fre- quent demand in the Principality, especially at preaching festivals. He was appointed principal of the Normal Col- lege, Bangor, in succession to the Rev. John Phillips, and during his occupancy of that posi- tion he worked zealously for the movement to oonvert the old British Schools into Board Schools, and took an active part in the establish- ment of the now defunct Bangor School Board.. He relinquished the principalship of the college and for yearn acted as secretary of the institution, for y ultimately, in 1891, became the warden of the college, now considerably enlarged. After the recent death of the Rev. Thomas Levi, Aberystwyth, Mr Rowlands was the oldest minister in the C.M denomination, having been ordained in the year 1857. He was for many years editor of the" Traethodydd," and penned trenchant articles, which appea.red in that and other vernacular magazines. In turn he has held every office in connection with his denomination, from chairman of the Arvon Monthly Meeting to the moderatorship of the General Assembly of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists, and had acted as examiner of can didates for the ministry, and was selected to deliver the address on church policy. In 1864 he was sent as the representative of the Calvinistio Methodist Denomination in Wales to the Jubilee meeting of the British and Foreign Bible Society, held in the Free Trade Hall, Man- chester, and he impressed the great audience there by his recital of the story of Ma,ry Jones, who did so much in Wales to foster love for the Bible, By his death the temperance cause in Wales has lost a stalwart Mtpporter. He had bc-u chairman of the G-wynedd Temperance Associa- tion and tho Arfon and Vale of Conway Tem- perance Association, and only a few weeks ago took part in a temperance meeting at Bangor. Two years ago the North Wales Temperance Association presented him with an illuminated address in recognition of his long services. He was a broad-minded gentleman of the old school, and all his actions were governed by the hiph-st ideals. His wife, who was Miss Griffith, niece of a prominent Llanidloes merchant, predeceased him many years ago He leaves two sons, Mr J. G. Rowlands, B.A., who is well known in commercial circles and amongst the Welsh community in Liverpool, and who married a daughter of the late Mr D. P. Williams, for many years chairman of the Carnarvonshire Education Committee, and Mr Llew. Rowlands, an inspector in con- nection with the National Provincial Bank; and three daughters, Miss Rowlands, headmistress of Ruthin County School; Miss Menai Rowlands, 'who is an inspector under the Board of Educa- end Mifu Olwen Rowlands. L.R.A.M, lOR.C.O.. who acta as organist of Twrgwyn Chapel, Bangor. THE FUNERAL. I SYMPATHETIC MESSAGE FROM THE PREMIER. The fureral took place at Bangor on Wednes- day. A short service was conducted at Tawelan, the residence of the deceaaol, by the Revs. R. J. Jones, pastor of Twrr,p yn Chapel, and H. Rees Davies. Afterwards a service was held in Twrgwyn Chapel, where a large congregation assembled. The coffin, on which &everal wreaths rested, was laid in the draped "Set Fawr." The (service, conducted by the Rev. Ellis James Joijes, M.A., chairman of the North Wales C.M. Association, opened with Chopin's March Funebre," played by Mr Emyr Humphreys, and this was followed by the hymn "Y Ceidwad," written by the de- ceased. A portion of Scripture having been read by the Rev. John Owen, M.A., Carnarvon, chairman of the Arvon Monthly Meeting, and the Rev. H. Barrow Williams, Llandudno, the president-elect of the C.M. General Assembly, offered prayer, Mr W. R. Jones, headmaster of Garth School, who had charge of the arrange- ment, read a number of sympathetic messages. The following telegram was read from the Premier: Just liearct on my return from France of the death of my old friend, the Rev. Daniel Rowlands. Please convey my deepest sympathy to his relatives. His noble simplicity of mS,Ta?,ter and his single minded devotion to great oauses endeared him to multitudes who had the privilege of his acquaintance. Amongst them I count myself one of his warmest ad- mirers." Sir J. Herbert Roberts, Bart., wrote: — My memories of Mr Rowlands go back to my grandfather's time, when the Normal College played an important part in his thought and word,and all along the years—with our Wcl&h Sun- day Closing Act, and every effort leg siativ? anA otherwise Mr Rowlands, through his powerful in- lfuence by speech and prll, worked on the side of temperance. In the Weh temperance move- ment he was a unique ifgure, and the inspiration of his zeal and fidelity to this great cause will be with us for generations to come. He has crossed the ba.r, and has 'met his Pilot face to face.' May we have grace and strength to follow his example. Rev. J. Glyn Davies, Roseett, secretary of the North Wales Temperance Association, in his letter, stated that Mr Rowlands "dd splendid service to his country. Very few Welshmen did more." The Rev. Arthur Taylor, M.A., secretary f.f tiie British and Foreign Bible Society, of which Mr Rowlands was a vice-president, writing fn behalf of the committee and staff of the society to M'fs Rowlands, se,id that "though in the natural course of events your minds must have been prepared for the inevitable and, yet when it comes there is al ways the sense that, a part of our life has been taken away, invoh ing sad days of re-adjustment. On the other hand there are rich consolatoiis with which to strengthen ouirselvce, and in your case there can be no abiding sadness. You have the happiest of memories joincdwith the fact that your father passed away full of years and of honour." letters were also read from Colonel David Davies, M.P.. and from Mr J. R. Davies, Ceris, regret-ting their inability to be present. Sir Owen Edwards, in a brief eulogium, ex- tolled the work of Mr Rowlands in the scholastic world. He had been associated with the de- ceased in afferent stages of his life, and was always impressed by his sterling quality. In many of the tc-iiools which he (the speaker) visited he found the good traits inculcated by Mr Row- lands in his stidents at woik. He was a cheery optimist, always looking to the dawn, and that was why the evening of his life was blessed with so mucti happiness. Short adrltrcsiies were delivered by the Rev. R. J. Jone?_Twrgwyn, and the Rev. John Wil- liams, Bryneiencyn, who spoke of Mr Row- I ids' work for the denomination, on which he shed so much lustre. To the end he was faith- ful to his denomination. The hymn "O fryn- iau Cacrsalem" was sung, and Dr. Hugh Jones, WTesleyan minister, Bangor, offered prayer, the servioo concluding with 0 rest in the Lord from Mendelssohn's "Elijah," played on the organ. or The funeral Cortege formed outside the chapel and then prooeededto Glanadda Cemetery. '1-ho principal mourners were: Mr and Mrs J. G.. Rowlands (son and daughter-in-law), Mr end Mrs ilieiv. Rowlands; (son and daughter-in-law), A M?es Mentl i Row Miss Anna. Rowlands, B.A., Mies Mensi Row- lands, H.M.I., Miss Olwen Rowlands, A.R.C.M., F.R.C.O. (daughters); Mr Richard Rowlands, Bryngwran (brother); Mr Arthur Rowlands, Bryngwran (nephtw); Mr Jones an d son, hyl; Mrs Thomas, Lian-be,ris; Mr Griffith Hughes, Bethel; Mr W. Rowlands, Bodwina; Mrs Mattf'*ews, Amlwch: Mrs 0:. E. Jones. Amlwch, Mrs Wynne Parry, Bala; Miss A. Roberts, Aber- ystwvth. The cortege was headed by niiiiieterLt, who includpi the Revs., John Williams, Bryn- siencyn; T. Prichard rector of Llanfwrog, Ruthin Ellis James Jones, M.A Jobn O*en, Carnarvon- H. Barrow Williams, Dr. Hugh Jones, R. W. Hughes, Park Hill; Gwynedd Ro- berts, Caeathraw; W, J. Williams, Llanfair P.G.; H. Harris Hughes, Bangor; Thomas Hughes, Portdiinorwic; Isaac Davies, Penrhosgarmedd Teowvn Roberts, D. O'Brien Owen, Carnarvon; W. E. Williams, Penygroes; John Jones, Bryn- rodjn; J. E. Hughes, Portdinorvvic; William Thomas, Llanrwst; William Williams, Talysarn; Ishmael Evans, Carnarvon, H. Rees Davies, R. Evans, Menai Bridge; Lewis Williams. Glan- adda; T. E. Jones, Carnarvon; It Prys Owen, Llangefni; diaries Jones, Menai Bridge; J. E. Williams, Ellis Jones, Ebenezer; R. W. Jones, Gerlan; Parry, Ruthin; T. Lloyd Roberts. Llanberis; R. T. Williams, Llanrug; and Ikrwyn Roberts. Then followed the deacons of Twrgwyn —Messrs J. Evan Roberts, 0. R. Rowlands, Wm. Wrilliams, J. Bowen, H. R. Jones, chemist; D. Jones, ex-postmaster; and W. R. Jones, Garth Council School. Principal Harris and Messrs E. R. Davies and Hurren Harding, represented the Normal Col- lege Professor J. E. Lloyd, the Registrar, the University College of North Wales: and there were also pre-sent: The Mayor of Bungor (Mr R. J. Wrilliams) and the Town Clerk (Mr Pentir Will ams); Principal Rees and Professor Rhys, of the North Wales Congregational College; Principal Silas Morris, North Wales Baptist Col- lege: Messrs J. Glynne Jones, R. W. Roberts, Menai Bridge; J. Griffith, Bee Hive; John Wil- liams, Upper Bangor J. Evans Jones, J. Lloyd Edwards, Richard Jones, Talysaxn: L. D. Jones (Llnv. Tegid), J. Wickens, Dr. E. O. Price, Captain Davies, Morannedd; Messrs Humphrey Evans, Carnarvon, and Richard Davies, Llan- gefni. The bearers were: Messrs 0. R. Row- lands, G. 0. W7illia)ms, H. Pritchard, T. R. Owen, Ev ans, and W7. Hughes, Wicklow House. The service at the graveside was conducted by the Rev. R. W. Hughes, Park Hill, and T. Gwynedd Roberts, Caeathraw. Amcng the wreaths was one from the students of the Nor- mal College.
I WAR OFFICE LIST. KILLED. Herington, Sec.-Lt. G. P. Davies, 55330 W. M. (Blaenau Festiniog); Jones, 40062 V. (Corwen); Powell, 21168 G. E. (Llandudno). WOUNDED. Davies, Lt. H. A. Owen, Sec.-Lt. T. J. Williams, Sec.-Lt. D. M. Powell, Sec.-Lt. G. Davies, Lt. T. Powell, Sec.-Lt. W. L.. Williams, 54140 J. (Bangor); Williams 54585 J. (Colwyn Bay); Hobeon, 44142 J. (Llandudno); Jones, 17935 Sgt. L. E. (Ruthin); Oonde, 30318 E. (Prestatyn); Flbrdoo, 11617 R. E. (Con nan's Quay); ,Meese, 30406 J. (Flint); Morris, 30429 Corpl. R. (Bagillt); Roberts, 12288 T. (Bangor); Williams, 30310 H. (Caergwrle); Williams, 39337 T. (Carnarvon). W ELSH REGIMENT. Pasquill, 19938 J. W. (Rhuddlan). WELSH GUARDS. Parry, 1783 Lce-Sgt. N. E. (Connah's Quay). DIED OF WOUNDS. Williams, 14925 (W. Bodfari). MISSING. Ja.mes, Sec.-Lt. E. L: PREVIOUSLY REPORTED MISSING, NOW REPORTED KILLED. Royal Fusiliers. Staines, 5685 Lee-Cpl. H. (Ruthin).
I Lieut. T. J. Owen, Llandudno I (Died of Wounds). A telegram from the War Office was received on Friday by Mr John Owen, of Avallon, Llan- dudno, that his only son. Lieutenant T. J. Owen, had died from the effect of the wounds which he receive d in action some days a.go. Much sympathy is felt in Llandmdno for the parents and other members of the family. At the monthly meeting of the Llandudno Council, on Friday, the Chairman (Mr R. S. Chamberlain, J.P.) said he felt sure all the mem- bens would be very grieved to hear that Mr John Owen, a former member of the Council, had received the sad news tha-t day that his only son had fallen in the service of is country in Mesopotamia. He moved a vote of condolence with Mr Owen and his family in their very sad bereavement. The members signified th e7sad proval in the usual way.
I Lieut. O. Cohen, Penmaenmawr I (Wounded). New*, reached Peninaenmawr on Monday I that Lieut Gilbert Cohen, of the R.F.A., had I been woiiiidt4 in action in France.
I MILITARY APPOINTMENTS. Monday, February 26th. REGULAR FORCES. G.S.O, 2nd Grade.—Major F. J. Walwyn, D.S.O., Royal Wrelsh Fusiliers, vice Captain P. R. Worrall, M.C., Devon Regiment. INFANTRY. R. W. Fusiliers.—Cadets to be temporary second lieutenants (attd.): F. 0. Rorke, L. Stephens. SERVICE BATTALIONS. R. W Fusiliers.-Captain (temporary Lieut.- Colonel) L. F. Smeatliman, M.C. (Herts. Regi- ment, T.F.), to command a battalion, and to retain his temporary rank. Tuesday. February 27tli. REGULAR FORCES. R.W. Fusiliers.—Cadet S. James to be tem- poi-ary second lieutenant (attd.). Temporary Sec. Lieut. V. R. Hughes to be acting captain whilst employed as instructor of army school. Wednesday, February 28th. REGULAR FORCES. R.W. Fusi liens.—Cadets to be temp, second lieutenants (attd.): G. O. Barras, J. J. Jones Edwards, C. Fletcher, G. Holt, D. King, G. Powell, and W. O. Roberts. TERRITORIAL FORCE. R.W. Fusiliers.Capt. J. H. Langton, from the Royal Engineers, to be major (temporary).
I THE CHURCHES I The Rev. T. Charles Williams, M.A., Menai Bridge, has been invited to preach the oolonial missionary sermon in connection with the Con- gregational Union of England and Wales, at the City Temple, London, on Tuesday, the 15th of May.
I NEW VICAR OF WELSHPOOL. I The Rev. Ellis Hughes Griffith, for 17 years rector of Llangadwa 1 adir, and rural dean of Mall- traeih, Anglesey, has been offered by the Earl of Powis, and has accepted, the living of Welsh- pool, vacant through the preferment of the Rev. Canon Grimaldi Davies to be archdeacon of Mont- gomery and rector of Llandirinio. Mr Griffith is a fluent speaker in English and Welsh and is well known as a preacher. He has been conduct- ing the National Mission services at Colwyn Bay and other places in the Dioceses of Bangor and St. Asaph with much acceptance, and he is the S.P.G. representative for the Diocese of Bangor.. He graduated B.A. at Lampeter College, and was ordained deacon in 1895, and priest the following yea.r. From 1895 to 1897 he was curate of Llan- dyfrydog, Anglesey, and from then until '1899 was curate of Carnarvon, when he was appointed rector of Lfangfidwa ladr. Mr Griffith is a pro- minent public worker in Anglesey, and for up- wards of ten years has been a member of the Bangor a.nd Beaumaris Board of Guardians, chairman of the Aethwy Rural District Council, and of the Aethwy Military Tribunal. He will begre-atlvmissed in the public life of Anglesey. A few weeks ago he was offered the living of Avmesburf, in tlie,J)iocese of Hereford, by the Lord-Chancellor, but he preferred remaining in Wales.
1 WILL OF MB W. S, WILLIAMS, I 1 .1 The late Mr W7. S. 'Williams, Great Orme'a Head, Llandudno, draper, lelt. E9$28, He gives a sum, not less than C250 and not more than :F,500 "in trusty towards building and providing iin institute or reading-room at the public library, Llanrwst.
THE HON. J\ G: ￼ I. Thd Hdn: F. G. Wynn, who is "at Bodvean Hall/his seat in South Carnarvonshire, is re- 1 covering from an attack of pneumonia, and con- timueA to improve in hefeltfi.
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WELSH OFFICERS' VALUABLF SERVICES. HONOURABLE MENTION. 1 1, 1 1 Officers whose names have been brought to me I notice of the Secretary of State for War for valuable services rendered in connection with I the war, as published in a list by the W ar Oince, I in/>hufa th« followii-lg:- Ancasfcer, Lieut.-Colonel the Earl of, T.F. Res., I nephew of Lady Harlech. Brown, Lieut.-Colonel I., Royal Welsh Fusi- hers. Campbell, Lleut.-Gen?r? Sir W. Pi?irn, K.C.B., commanding the Wtern Division. Conacher, Temporary Capt. C. L., ￼ formerly tr?nic m?a?er of the Cambrian Rail- ways CD.' and recently appointed an MN&tant wavs Co.a, t the Ministry of Munition. director Royal Defence Corps. Corri? Major A. Wvnne, Royal Defence Corps. C?hy, Mayor C. H. R., Royal Welsh Fubi- DicKSon, Major Itemporary Lieut.-Colonel) G. F. H., Royal Welsh FU1õ,iliørs. Edwards, the Right Rev. A G., the Lord Bishop of St. Asach D.D., chaplain to the forces. Edwards, Temporary Lieut.-Colonel T. A. Wynne (Colonel ret. T.F.), Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Engkheart, Major E. L. (ret. pay), late Royal Welsh Fusiliers. S. T., Griffith-Boscawen, L'eut. Colonel Sir A. a b. mi., M.P., Hampshire Regiment. Grindley, Capt. and Adjutant J. H., Royal Welah Fusiliers.. HiUT?or, MajoT the Hon. G. E., T.F. ￼ Hill Qrmr. and Hon. Lieut. J., Royal ?wei? Fusi'ier2. Ja, Lieut.-Colonel A. R., Royal Welsh re Jo?n Oapt. T,C. S., Royal ￼ FusUUM, Jon?-WiIIiams, Lieut.-Colonel H. R, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Commanded the Reeer? e ?cat talion at \Y rexham Barracks. Kenyon S-cX Lloyd, Lord, K.C.V.O., A. T.F. R?.. Ue^-Colone. E. C. M., Royal Wekh Fus.i:€rs. ,v r> Maples, Temporary Major E. W., Royal Welsh W., ￼ J. D., De nbi ghsh ire Yeomanry, who ￼ 2nd and 3rd lines of t-be Den- bighshire Yeomanrv and for a time mma-ud- ￼ Bngade. Myt.to?L?ut.-Colonel (h?. Capt. m the Army) J* H Mont?me?re yeomanry PMrv Lieut.-CJonel and Hon. Colonel L. E. S„ D.?:0., Denbi6ghshire Yeomanry_ PoCo, ￼ Welh. ￼ Ranken, Colonel G P., Rova1 VI; elsb FU611urs. S?d.ba.h Major?en.ra??A. ???B ??? Bt. John Major W H *?- Royal Wel'sh ?usiliers. l^w^So^E.t.omeryAire Yeo- man-rv W??; Major F. J., D.S.O., Royal WeW, F^i- liere. ■
penrhyn quarrymesps I WAGES. INCREASE OF TEN PER CENT. I We are informed that an advance of ten per cent, iia, heen made by Lord Penrbyn in the wages of the workmen employed in tli- Pcnrhyn Quarries and at Port Pcnrhyn.
FUND FOR WELSH TROOPS. I I AUCTION SALE AT COVENT GARDEN. I • In the absence of Mrs Lloyd George, her daughter, Miss Olwen Lloyd George, wid the first lots at the auction sale of souvenirs yes- terday at Covent Garden, London, in aid of the National Fund for Welsh Troops Among those who presented souvenirs were the Countess of Dundonald, Lady Mostyn, and the Hon. Mrs Bulkelev Owen.
I MEMORIAL TO A HOLYHEAD OFFICER. I A tablet to the memory of Ellgineer-Lieut. filim ￼ who Zi%? r-L i eut. R J. Seniorn Wi iiams, who died iu th^ LybhVn Desert on January 28th, 1916, during the captivity of tie r.arvivor-j of the HMS. "Tr v," has been ercctcd at the Bethel WTelsh Wesley an OiapeV Holyhead, by his widow. Mrs Seaborn Williams, Glandwr.
Late Advertisement WANTED reSpeotabter vv good w&gea; ?r?e <i? f&mHy. — Write, Mre Deakm, 45,? Pa.rson<?e?oad;. W:ttun?ton, Manchester. ■ '? '? WANTED ANTED Cenefal Servant, w? some ex- perience, or Young G?rt ? tr&tn, ?man ?mUy fefM<?nc<M.—9, CheKenhMn &venue, liver. pool. ? ￼
I The engagement is announced of Miss Elsie Towyn Jones, elder daughter of Mr.Towyn Jones,' M.P, to Mr G<-<H'gp.?oo? ?d?at Boh of Mr Moore, Albany ManSI6 Id;w
ALONG THE CAMBRIAN COAST. t (By R o FADOG.) I A Dolgelley' company performed a Welsh drama at Brithdir last week. The proceeds were devoted to a-local war charity. < < » < Principal R. H. Evans, of Madryn College, lectured at Rhyd-ddu last week on "Manures: their nature and effects on the land." Mr C. Humphreys presided. • • • • Mrs Perry Jones, Rhyd-ddu, has been pre- sented by tihe local Women's Temperance Association with a testimonial, on her depar- ture for Penrhyndeudraeth. < The Barmouth Silver Band visited Aber- artro Hospital on Saturday and played selec- tions of music on the lawn. w w < The Rev. T. M. Reed, Baptist minister, Garn, has suffered bereavement by the death of his mother, who resided in South Wales. o The elementary schools at Festiniog were re-opened on Monday after being closed for three weeks. < < There was a shortage of coal throughout the whole of Festiniog district for over a fortnight. This week a good supply arrived. It has been the custom for years to hold preaching meetings at Easter in several chapels in the district. The preachers gener- ally came from South Wales and other dis- tant places. This year the churches will con- fine their invitations to ministers nearer home owing to the increase in railway fares. < < Mr J. Kelt Edwards, the sculptor, is on a visit to his home at Festiniog. Mr Lloyd George says that in respect to timber we are to be self-supporting. So there will be no shortage of wooden legs (adds the Star, winking at its own smartness). < < < A 'penny of Llywelyn of Wales, struck at nhydygors Castle, was sold at Sotheby's for .£46. We daresay the gallant old warrior would have been only too delighted to coin any number at Vie 6,ame rate. # • # • The driver and fireman of a passenger train on the Cambrian Railway had a remarkable experience the other morning. Whilst go- ing down the Fronfraith Bank to Aberystwyth in the darkness something struck one of the lcok-out windows with forae, and following the crash of glass there fell at the feet of the footplate men a large brown owl. The bird, whicii had evidently been attracted by the light, was killed by the impact. < Ono of the nrst men who carried an um- brella, and in doing so bmved a storm of ridicule, was a Welshman—Sir Charles Price. Bart who died in 1838, having lived to see the umbrella become a national institution. < < < There seems to be a demand for Festinioj- horn ministers these days. The Rev. J. t) Hughes, D.Ph. vMoelwyn}, has accepted a call to the pastorate of Parktield C.M. Churoh, -Birkenhead, and the Rev. D. R. Jones to Ganllwyd and Brithdir Congregational Churches. • • • A miniibter, pre.ichiwg in an agricultural town, urged the people to increaoa the food production this year. "If you cannot get enough llwn to help you," the said, "I pledge myself to provide for you a battalion of helpers. 8 • • 8. There is a general conviction in Fe.stin i-3g and district that the parecbia1 and county valuations are far to-j high now, for quarry and house properties have seriously depreci- ated. A ewo dropped a black lamb at Rhyd-ddu the other day, when the whole of the district was covered with snow. A teqeber in the local school asked the children why the laaib was black. A boy replied, W. Williams (the farmer) could not have set-n it if it was white. • • • Ttlp Ben D. DaviekS (B.)j pastor of Pont- •Jvfnl and Ebeuezer churches, nas.accepted the pastorate of. a church at Clydach VaJe. < » » Captain C, L. Conacher -(formerly traffic manjtger Cambrian Railways), who was late- ly appointed an assistant director at the Min- istry of Munitions, is included in the list of .officers whose names have been, brought to I the notice of the Secretary of State for War for valuable* serricee rendered i& connection with the war. A well known public man told me cn Fri- day that when he was a youth he and others went on a Saturday afternoon to have a gla. of fceer each in a country inn. A few Jay; later Mr Richard Lloyd, the Premier's uncie, heard about the matter, and he walked inanj mile-3 to see the youth and to warn him against frequenting public-houses. The warning se impressed t,he young man that ho nevei touched alcoholic drinks from that day tc this. Recently the two met, and Mr Llovd was asked if he remembered anything about the lecture ho gave to the young man 50 years ago, and he said that ho baJ not t.h. faintest recollection. Then my old friend said to Mr Uoyd, "If you do not remembez it, I do, as it became the turning point in my life." In the biography of a deceased iiiiiiist.3i there is an amusing reference to his ))ere. grjnations in Lleyn and the dinner he used to hive on Sundays. The minister cnco re- marked that owing to the desire of his liostesa to provide fresh meat for him she did not kill a fatted calf but a fat chicken. Wher. ever I went it was chicken for dinner A' fellow-preacher was with me at and during the temporary absence of our good hostess I just had a look into a big sauce- pan that was boiling in the fire. I hoped to see a piece of meat, but alas it was tie ubiquitous chicken » • • • called Talvboal There are thrJ }/laccs caBed Talyboùf along the coa?t?—Ta!vbont near Afonwen TalvVnt near Barmouth, and Tal'bont nea? Ab-?ynwyt. i. There is a!? j?acc caUe< Bangor i,ear Ab,lys?wyth. A well educated man, having fallen upoi evil days, was obliged to turn "tramp." lii was making his way to North Wales, and had continually to exercise his wits in order to get food and .odgings. He thought h. could reach a certain town late one tiftcruoon but failed, and he found himself stranded at a small village and penniless. Being fairly weli dressed he went into hft village chapel, where a society meeting warn held. It was not long before one of the aeaoons espied the stranger and invited ?h# latter to speak at the meetinc. fhe stranger responded, and after apologising lor his presence, gave an excellent Biblicaf ad- dress. When the meeting was over several people crowded round him and pressed him not to go any further that evening. He consented, and a farmer took him home with him, and tho "tramp" was kept there for a whoie week. When he left tho farmer handed him os, and the wife also gave him some ar- tides of clothing and food. • « « • ceveral market n the train on Wcdne?ay, several market deaiers were discussing the cost of pig brew- ing. One remarked that a farmer bad ?old that day 19 pigs at Is Id a pound. A news- paper man chimed in with tho statement that he could get bacon from a factory in England delivered in his house free for Is 2d 3 pound. Oh, said n butcher, "a lot of pif's die in England." An the newspaper man re- plied, "Of course they do. You <io not think I eat live bacon?" < < < I quite agree ivith the resolution passed by the Pwllheli Council last Tuetsdav, on tho motion of Mr Hugh Pritchard, seconded by E. Jones Griffiths, in connection with National Service. Mr Pritchard said that there were men and women who would not of their cwn free will, render any help to the country, but who were content to eujo^ the fruits of the labour of people who did help. He was in favour of the Government making the National Service Act compulsory, so as to bring in those self-indulgent men and women.
SUGGESTED COMPENSATION FOR LIEUT. BARRETT. QUESTIONS IN PARLIAMENT. In the House of Commons on Wednesday night, Mr M'Phereon, replying to Mr It. M'Neiil, said compensation did not appear to 1"0 appropri- ate In Lieut. Barrett's case, lib character had been completely vindicated by the *ul| publicity which had been given to his case. lie must say that Lieut. Barrett had not made any application for compensation. Mr M'NeiH As a result of the inquiry has not Lieut. Barrett been rendered totally unfit for military service? Mr M Plicison: I am not -aware of the fact. Ho :s still an officer, Replying to a further question, Mr MThprson said he nudewtood that at DO time had Lieut. BarreLt made any claim for compensation.