SOCIAL NOTES* Tho Duke of Westminster left London on Tue-sday afternoon for Chester. Lord and Lady Aberconway have armed in London from Annan. Lady K-nyon left, London on Wednesday after- loon for Gredington. Major Sir William Hughes-Hunter, Bart., who das seen active service in Palestine, is at Great Yarmouth. Major-General John Vaughan, C.B., D.S.O., lias been appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Me; •ionethsh ire. I The many friends ot Mr J, Marshall Dugdale, Llanfyllin, will regret to hear that he is still confined to bed with illness. Major David Dav-ies, M.P., Royal Welsh Fusi- liers, 'has been awarded the Russian Ord<er of St. Etanislas, second-class (with swords). Tho Lord Kei.yon (Lord-in-^ aiting to The Ring) wa3 present at Victoria Railway Station on Wednesday evening on the arrival of the Pre- tident of the Pcrtugeso Republic, and welcomed him to England on behalf of His Majesty. Lady Mainwaring was among pr sent lot the marriiigo of Lieut. Colonel Pigot-Moodie, M.C., and the Hon. Alexandra Rhoda. Astley, at St. George's Church, Hano\er Square, Lon- don, on Tuesday. Lord Powis, lord-lieutenant of Shropshire, caught a oliili whilst attending to his duties at Shrewsbury last week, and was unable to bo present at the opening of the Salop Quarter Ses- sions on Tuesday. Miss Wiliiams-Wvibl is one of the keenest of the workers at the Wynnetay munition works and a general favourite. The only relaxation she takes is probably a few hours' hunting once or twice a week, and then on her return from the saddle to tho lathe is only a question of a few Cements. ? Captain R. P C The marrag;J, ') Captain Roy Irons, R.F.C., and the IIol. Winifred Smith will take place (luietly at St. Peter's, Eaton Square, on Wed- nesday next, October 24th, at 2.15 All friends will be welcome at the church. Colonel Lord Harlech, Lord Kenyon, the Hon. Seymour Ormsby Gore, Lady Beatrice Gore, and tho Hon. Alice Douglas Pennant were among those who attended the memorial service for Staff Captain L. E. W. Egerton in the Church of St. Martiii-in-the-Fields, on Fri- day. The death occurred suddenly yesterday of Mr Joseph Hoult, cna of the most prominent ship- owners in the North of England, at his Penrith residence. It will be remembered that a short time ago Mr IIoult marked the attainment of kis seventieth birthday by contributing the muni- ficent sum of £ 70,000 to charities The deceased gentleman, who was formerly M. P. for the W irral Division, leaves a son and thr-.j2 daugh- | tors, one of the latter being Mrs T. W. Trevor, The Grey House, Glyngarth, Anglesey.
MAYORALTY OF BANGOR. I JLLDERMAN R J. WILLIAMS RE-ELECTED FOR, FIFTH YEAH. For the fifth year in succession-a record in the history of the city—Alderman R. J. Wil- liams has accepted the unanimous im itation of the Council to continue as Mayor. An id cheers this was announced at a meeting cf the City Council on Wednesday, when the Mayor said ho would have been glad to have been released from tha arduous duties associated with the position, but he could not say "no" to the unanimous wish of the
OFFICERS' CASUALTIES. (Continued from page 7.) Lieut. Douglas Stewart (Killed). We much negret to announce the death ot Lieutenant A. D. S'tewait, R.F.C., youngest eon of the late Captain N. P. Stewart, J.P., and Mrs Stewart, formerly of Plas Lodwic, Bangor. He was accidentally killed wihikt flying in England on Saturday last, October 13th. He was 28 years of age, and leaves a young widow. Much sym- pathy its felt with Mrs Stewart and her family in this, their second bereavement during the war. Lieut. Stewart was educat-cd at Cot-et House, Rhyl, and Cheltenham College, and was consider- ed by his Commanding Officer to have a brilliant future as an a The funeral took place yesterday (Thursday) with full miEtwry honours. The sole surviving eon, Captain Nigel Stewart, altended, having re- ceived special leave from France. He was accom- panied by his father-in-law, Mr S. Adllm, ot The Heath, Peteiislield, and his brother-in-law, Dr. Taylor Jones, of Bangor. Major W b&te, R.A., another brother-in-law, on active service in Flanders, was unable to attend.
Lieut. Robert Ellis (Killed). Mr Humphrey Ellis, Tai rmeibion, near Jian- gor, on Wednesday received official news ot the death in action of his second son, Lieut. Robert T. Hugh Ellis, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Lieut. Ellis, who was 21 years of age, joined the "Bantams" as a private, and has been at the front as a commissioned officer for two years. He was educated at the school conducted by the late Mr Dingad Davies at The Poplars, Bangor, leaving there for Friars School, and afterwards he went to the Ruthin Grammar School, from whence he took up a position on the staff of the Amlwch branch of Lloyds Bank where he was engaged when war broke out.
NORTH WALES HEROES' MEMORIAL. MUNIFICENT DONATION BY MRS HOLDS-WORTH. Mr Foster has received from lrs George Hokfeworth, formerly Mrs G. W. D. AssJieton Smith, of Vaynol, a letter intimating her in- terest in the fund, and her wish to subscribe JE2000 to be specially assigned to the Public Health Laboratory.
I SUGAR SUPPLIES. NO DEFINITE RATION GUARANTEED. The Su^ar Commission stato that, there is no intention "of basing supplies of sugar to indivi- dual iii-ms on the demalld1 registered with them under the l at ion schcmo until the l'heme coms into operation on January 1st. The quantity of sugar per head under the ration scheme will depoiid on tho supplies available from time to time; no definite ration can be guaranteed be- forehand. _————
TEA SHORTAGE. I EMPTY SHOPS BUT THOUSANDS OF I TONS IN PORT. Twenty- five million pounds jf tea—enough lor a month's supplj—are said to be in port, and yet customers canna, get an ounce at many London shops, and at a number of others can buy only m excess of Government prices. Is it the fault of the methods of distribution or of the official control ? The Government have now fixed the maximum price for uncontrolled te,a at 4s per lb.
PORTMADOC SHIP SUNK. A Lloyd's message from St. Joint's, Newfound- land, dated yesterday, states that the British schooner "Elizabeth Pritchard" was abandoned in a sinking condition. The captain unl two men have been picked up at sea. The rest (t-reo) aro missing, lhe "El'zabetli is tie- scribed in Lloyd's Register as a three-mi sled schooner of 126 tOllS, built at Portmadoc in 1909.
ANGLESEY WILLS. I Mr Jo! ■ Williams, of Meradyn Hafod, Llan- ddiyifnan, Anglesey, farmer, left £ 2845. Mr Richard William of Iorwerth Arms, Brv" ngwran, Anglesey, Ii'l. cellsed -YIctualler, left 9245i. _——
WELSH FUSILIER OFFICERS AWARDED I M.C. Sec.-Lieut. J. Anthony, temp. Lt. E. L. Linzel and temp. Capt. P. E Williams, of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, have been awarded the Military Cross.
TRADESMEN WHO BELIEVE IN I THE GOODS THEY SELL AND ADVERTISE. The following is a list of the display advertisers, local and general, who this week use the col- umns of the North TVatu: Chronicle series of newspapers DRAPERS: Messrs Wartski, Bangor Messrs Griffith and Hughes, Bangor. GROCERS: Messrs E. B. Jones and Co. The Keenora Co., Liverpool. WINE MERCHANTS: Messrs W. Rowlands and Co., Bangor. Messrs D. Williams and Co., Bangor. FURNISHERS: The Globe Furnishing Co. Messrs Kendal, Milne and Co., Manchester. Messrs Brown and Co., Chester. Messrs Richard Jones and Co., Chester. BOOT DEPOT-, M. A. Crookes, Bangor. CHEMISTS- Messrs Vaughan and Jones, Bangor. BUTCHER Mr R. Edmund Jones, Bangor. PATENT MEDICINES: Formamint Hall's Wine. Clarke's'Blood Mixture. Seigel's Syrup. Beecham's Pills. Peps. California Syrup of Figs. Doan's Pills. S,t. Jacob's Oil. Za-m-Buk. COAL MERCHANT: Mr J. Mountfort, Bangor. FURNITURE REMOVER: Mr Henry Jones, Friars Slate Works. AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS: Messrs Dickson's, Ltd., Chester. MONUMENTAL MASONS. Messrs Humphrey Williams, Ltd., Bangor. Messrs J. Fletcher, Ltd., Bangor and Carnarvon INSURANCE COMPANIES. Alliance Assurance Co. Sun Insurance Co. MUSIC DEALERS: Messrs Crane and Sons, Bangor. iEolian Co., Ltd., Colwyn Bay and London. STATIONERS: Messrs Jarvis and Foster, Bangor, COACHBUILDERS: Meiens J. and R. Roberts, Bangor. MOTOR AND COACH BUILDERS: Messrs Jones Bios., Bangor. GARAGES: Messrs Jones Bros., Garage. Messrs John Owen and Son, City Livery Garage Mr H. Pletaer, Castle Garage.
I SIR J. PR ICHARD-JONES, BART. I The death took place on Wednesday morning, at hit residence, Maes yr Hav, Elstreo, Herts., of Sir John Prichard-Jones, Bart. He was '2 years of age, and had been in failing health for some time, not havinj fully recovered from the effects of a motor accident which befell him recently. Tho career of Sir John Prichard-Jones provides one of the romances of commerce He was the son of the late Mr Richard Jones, Ty'nycoed, Newborough, Anglesey, and received his primary education at the Dwyran British School. He became an apprentice at the draper's shop car- ried on in High-street, Bangor, by the late Air Robert, Evan Roberts, brother of Alderman J. Evan Roberts, and afterwards was employed for a time at a Carnar- von establishment Like many other ambitious young Wi-ishmen, he went to'Loidon. He was one of the far-sighted young business men who years ago saw opportunities of capturing the great drapery retail trade in tho Metropolis, and in tho year 1872 he entered the service of Messrs Dickens and Jones, Regent street, as a buyer. At that time the business of the ficm was compara- tively small, but he mads himself indispensable, and in 1878 became a partner in the firm. Under his influence the business prospered to such an extent that in the yeir 1900 i'; was converted -,903 1,; a s coiin,erte- i into a limited li&bilny company, with a capital of £ 600,1000. Under the direct ion of Sir John a scheme was carried through in 1911 by which the controlling interest in the firm was transferred to Harrod's Stores (Limited.) for £ 700,000. Sir John was also the managing director of Messrs John Harlios, Ltri. Finchley-road, London, and a director of Messrs Jones Bros., Ltd., Hollo- way. London. Jonei Bi-cs., !,ii- John Prichard-J ones associated himself with Welsh movements in London and in Wales, and many stories are told of his kindnesses to young countrymen of the Metropolis. After his retirement from business, ho devoted himself wholeheartedly to Welsh national movements, especially in connection with education. Whilo Ins purse was always open to all national causes hig generosity was most in evidence in con- nection with the University College of North Waies at .Bar.gor, towards which lie was a muni- ficent benefactor, among his other gift 3 to die College being the fine "Prichard-Jones Hall," which cost i;17,CCii. He was a member of the Council of the College, ant' was Vice-President in 1909. He was 'treasurer of Welsh National Museum, and a member of the Welsh Appoint- ments Board. He was Deputy Lord Lieutenant d Anglesey, and in 1905-d was High Sheriff of the County, being also placed on the Commission of the Peace. At an outlay of over £ 20,COO he built and endowed the Prichard-Jones Institute in Newborough. This gift includes six cottage homes connected with the Institute, two beinj reserved for married couples, who receive 7s 6d a week towards their maintenance, while the occupants of the other houses receive each 5s a week for their maintenance. The founder cn- dowed the Institute and Homes, with a sum of £ 255 a year arising out, of grcund lents in the city of London, In 1910 lie was created a bar- onet. Ho was a closs personal friend and sup- porter of Mr Lloyd George Sir John was twice niairied His first wife I uc'i-,e l rey, Soz-,i(-r- was Miss Mary Coggan, of Mucbelney, Somer- set, who died in 19111, and in l&ll he married the daughter of the late Mr Charles Read, who, with two childien, survive him. His heir, John Prichard-Jones, v as born in 1913. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, at Newborough. When the news of Sir John's death became known in Bangor, the flag oi the University Col- lege of North Walc.s ''was llown at half-mast. At Carnarvon, of which town the deceased was a freeman, a similar tribute was paid at the Guild Hall. TRIBUTE BY BANGOR CITY COUNCIL. I At a meeting of the Bangor City Council, on Wednesday l.ight, the Mayor (Alderman. R. J. Williams) moved u. "oce of sympathy with the family of the deceased knight, who was a free- man of tho city. Sir John, added the Mayor, was a true lover of his mother country, and a cicdit to her. From the lowest rung of the ladder ho ohmbed to a distinguished position in the business life of the nation, and was a generous benefactor towards all good causes in the Prin- cipality, Bangor had cause to remember him lor building the magnificent Prichard-Jones Hall in connection with the University College of North Wales. The vote was canicd in silencc.
Mil J. TOBIAS (ASSISTANT OFFICIAL II i RECEIVER). Widespread regret will be felt at the announce- ment of the death of Mr John Tobias, assistant offioial receiver fm Oheste and North Wales, which occurred on Monday afternoon at iiia resi- dence, Welholme, Panton-road, Hooie, Chester. Mr Tobias, who was 62 years of age, came to Portmadoc to be managing clerk for Messrs Jones and Jones, solicitors Bank-place, and subsequent- ly he qualified as solicitor. lie entered into the public life of the community with much enthu- siasm and while, at Portmadoc he became trea- surer' of St. John's Chuich Literary and De- bating Society. Endowed with keen debating powers, with a leavening of humour and viva- city, his participation in debates was always enjoyed. Ho was also secretary of the St. John's Church Eisteddfod. Of "elsh folk-lore he was an ardent lover and delighted in the works of Cynhaiarn, Emrys, Edward Breese the anti- quarian, Myrddin Fardd, Eben Fardd, and other Welsh writers. During the time Mr Thomas Jones was clerk to the Criecieth Urban Council Mr Tobiai acted as his deputy and won the esteem of the members. Early in 1905 Mr Tobias left Portmadoc on his appoint- ment as assistant offioial rc-ceiver at Chester, suc- ceeding Mr Dan Williams, who now occupies an important position i:1 the Banki-uptoy Dcpa.rt- ment of the Boa-rd of Trade, in London. As an ardent Celt, Mr Tobias was a warm supporter and prominent member of the Chester Welsh Society, of wfltioh he was a pa.5t president. He aLso was connected with the Chester Soolic-ty ot Natural Science, Literature, and Art. A Free- mason, ho was a member of the Poiitmadoc Lodge Of a strongly studious bent, Mr Tobias was an omnivorous reader, al so a French scholar. He had resided for a time in Parie. Gentle and kindly in manner and action, and of a sympath- etic nature, Mr Tobias wa., the last-man one would have expected to confront in the ctern and searching atmosphere of the Bankruptcy Court, but shifty debtor there discovered in him a penetrating intellect quick to detect discrepancies nn statements and figures and intentional oon- cealment of assets. In private life Mr Tobiaa was held in high esteem and affection by a wid'o circle of friends, who will mouth hvs too early death. An attack of pneumonia following upon a chill left him with a weakened heart, and de- spite the attention of Dr. Brown he gradually sank, and expired on Monday afternoon. Mr Tobias mannied a few years a,go the widow ot the late Mr Hughes, of Hoole, by whom he is survived, and by three step-childrten, two girls and a boy. The stepson is now in traintng for the Flying Corps. Mr Tobias was a Churchman and a Unionist.
I MRS I We regrot, to announce the death at Nannau, Doleelley, after a short illness, of Mrs Ellinor Anno Vaughan, widow of John Vaughan, D.L., J.P. Mrs Vaughan was tho youngest daughter of the late Mr Edward Ower., Garthyngarcd, Mer- ionethshire. She married Mr Vaughan in 1063, who died in 1930, leaving- two sons and two daughters. Tho eldest son, Mr Robert Vaughan, was born in 1846, married in 1904 Patricia Steu- art, youngest daughter of the late Major-General Sir Frederic Goldsmid, K.C.S.I., C.B. The youngest son is Col. John Vaughan, C.B D.S.O.. Hengwrt, Merionethshire who married, in 1913 Louisa Evciyn, elder daug h ter of the late Captain Stewart, Cardigansiiire. In 1914-15 Col. Vaughan commanded a bvigado with the tempo rary rank of Brigadier-General. The funeral took place at Llanfachraeth, of which tho late Mrs Vaughan was patron, to-day (Friday).
It has become known that tho collection at Gillingham (Kent) Parish Church, in aid of the fund for the restoration of the church, contained a gift of 20 sovereigns from a working man employed in Chatham Dookyard, in memory of his two daughters. The gift, it *9 stated, re- presente6 -? bulk of the donor's &ayiDs.
This Establishment now closes at 6 o'clock, but is OPEN throughout the day Remarkable Values in In Fur Coats ) I at Wartski's W are famous for their matchless Furs. HAVING special facilities for securing the "pick of the Fur !\1arket)" I they are able to obtain the n10st exclusive models and to offer them at prices whose 1 value cannot fail to impress even the most casual observer. THEY have over I 200 Selected Fur Coats now in stock. A MONG t' nese are some of the sii-iart- e&t models in that %L Fur of the moment-Squirrel I only stock the best dark ¡ Siherian much desired and so difficult to obtain. I WHETHER plain or trimmed in Skunk, these Coats are most ¡. Remarkable Value. ¡ I fit i ¡ W k8' I In-; art S I S The House for Furs, ¡ Coat, trimme d By the C athedra!, Handsome French Coney Coat, trimmed Fine French Coney Coat, with deep t with rich skunk iimsh Fur. Ban & 0 r flounce and large collar of grey fur. I 10 Gns- Marvellous Value. *Phone 91 to all departments. Marvellous Value. *Ph«M 9t to *U depMimem:.
NORTII WALES MILK SUPPLY. DIS AGREEMENT WITH FOOD CONTROL COMMITTEES. DEALERS' STRIKE AT LIANRWSl. [Fropi a Corrcspondait.) The action of the LIanrv?t Food C?ntrji r'?mittee m tiMnn the maximum price o? mi!k ? r? c?H for th? month of Octob^.i -nd K from \o?.mbcr 1st to March 31st, culminateJ ? .t ?r'?" ou T?day The milk sellers, ?ho declare they rpt?i the milk d?and 5dparqua? for Odober and Mirom November 1st up to March 31st. The non-delivery of milk on Tues- day morning resulted in general mcom enience Mothers who nurture their babies on dairy milk rushed here and there seeking a sufficient supplj to allay the requirements ot the infants, and to some ?tent we? ..uc?fuL On Tuesday morn- n?/when tho ?od whes from the farms ai- nved -?d sa.v the notice on the market dooi regulating the prices of butter at Is lOd per lb. wholesale and 2s per lb. retail, there was more trouble. A large number of butter and egg dealers from the coast were in attendance, but their offer of Is 10d per lb. was treated with scorn The good dames threw their clothes over the butter and defied anyone to touch their pro- perty. ,L_. _M"I Our correspondent ascertained inat Ul t).elll: feeling among buyers and sellers was that the local committee had been unduly severe and that 2s per lb. wholesale would be received with satisfaction by both parties. Some of the ven- dors went so far as to declare that if the Llan- Iwst committee dealt unfairly by them the local tradesmen would lose their custom. 1 armers argued that it would nay their better to rear cattle with the milk than to rl:tke it into butter at this price. Despite the prohibition a smnll quantity exchanged hands at Us, whilst in two or three instances sellers and buycr3 crossed the Old Bridge over to Carnarvonshire, where the Geirionydd Council has not as yet fixed the maxi- mum prices, and there transacted their business: By far the largest quantity of butter, however, was taken back to the farms. At a mc-eting of the local branch of tho Farm- ers' Union, Oil Tuesday morning, Mr John Da vies, Bryniog reba, presiding, it was decided to support both tho milk and butter sellers in their claim for fair treatment; and that delegates from the Union should wait upon the committee with the view of arriving at an tonic-abb arrangement and to appeal to Lord Rhondda for fair treat- ment. under the Grder. Tho local Food Control Committee met the local nrlk seller.? on Tuesday morning, when the latter refused to accept the committee's offer of Sd per quart from to day till March 31st, and persisted in their demt-id for 6d per quart from November lss to April 30th, 1918. Three milk floata stood on tho Carnarvonshire side of the old bridge yesterday morning and disposed of their supply at ód per. quart, the residents cross- ing over to the adjoining county with their mi!k jugs. The next move is with the committee,and the result is watched with interest.
I THE "MILK WAR" AT WREXHAM. I CONTROLLER ENDORSES LOCAL COM- :M£T'l'EE'S ACTION A telegram was received from Lonuon on Tuesday morning that, following upon the inter- views which the Food Controller had had with the representatives of the milk dealers and offic- ials and with representatives of the Borough I Food Committee, the Food Controller had de- cided to 'uphold the decision of the committee to fix the price of milk for the borough of Wrexham for October a.t id per quart. Whether the dealers will loyally comply with tho decision is not yet certain, it being alleged that they had threatened to again stop the sup- plies if the. verdict wero unfavourable. Last week when the committee refused the advance from 5d to 6d, the mi'kmen withdrew supplies without notice to the public, and the committee at once arranged for distribution of milk from the Guild Hall, Mid have disposed of very large quantities ever since. A few days ago the miikmen received a mes- sage from tho Food Controller urging them to continue supplies at 5d until the dispute was set- tled. and they have done so, but large numbers of people, as a piotest against tho sudden stop- page of the milk, refused to patronise them, and have been securing their supplies from the Food Committee. The successful protest meeting of Sunday, backed up by resolutions of the trade unions, has assisted in creating widespread indignation against the attitude of the dealers, and has given rise to a strong demand for the municipalisation of the supplies.
I CONWAY PRICES. I The Conway Control Committee have fixed the following prices:—Milk, Ed per quart; flour, 441,1 per liqt. bread, 4id per 21b. loaf; tea (Gov- ernment), 2s 4d to 3s, potatoes, Id per lb. chc-ese (Government), Is 4d per 10.; oatmeal, Id per lu; maize, 3d per lb
BUTTER DEALERS' I At Oswestry Fuir, 011 Wednesday, owing to a misunderstanding of the Food Committee's pi-ices farmers demanded holf-a-crown to 2s ffd a Jb. for butter. Dealers refused to buy at these prices, and businesses came to a deaulock. Re presentatives of J,ancashiro and Midland deal- ers then waited on the local authorities, and the market was afterwards infotmed that maximum prices had been íxed at 2s 2d a lb. (wholesale) and 2s 5d (retail). Business was reluctantly rc I sumcd by the vendors on these terms.
FARMERS' EXCESSIVE MILK PRICES. A number of farmers were fined E5 each at I Taunton, 0:1 Wednesday, for having charged ex- cess prices- for milk to retailers lhe prices which should havo been charged, based on thoce of three years t go, wero Is ld end Is 2d per gallon, but they had charged Is 3d [md Is 4d Two defendants had refunded the surplus, and were ordered to pay the costs only.
Tlie Prestatyn Food Control Committee havo fixc-u the price of milk delivered at the pur- chasers' premises at 6d pet- quart for the months of October, November, and December. If the milk bo sold at the milk dealer's dairy or depot the price is Cxed at 5d per quart.
I BARMOUTH TRIBUNAL I •STRIKE The Barmouth Tribunal, who had been on strike for six weeks owing to the County Appeal Tribunal reverting almost all their decisions, met last Thursday and wrote to the Local Govern- ment Board on the matter. —The Board, in reply, strongly appealed1 to the Tribunal t<* proceed and to decode all cases on tihieir mernite. The Tru- banial kave clecidled to aoosdie to this lequest.
I TRADERS AND PRESS ADVER- I TISING. I (To tho Editor.) I I gjr May vo be permitted to submit one or two reasons why local tradesmen do not adver- tiso their goods in the Noith Wales Chroniclc as extensively as you would wish them to. Your assumption that traders who do not a,1, yertise "do not believe in the goods they seli" has no foundation; they ,v,uld be foolish indeed to spend large sums of money on press adver- tisements when they iiavo the greatest, difficulty in obtaining sufficient supplies to satisfy the Ilcpds of their regular customers. And even if they had no difSn.ty with Uie supplies, the rate of profit nxcd by the FoM' Controller does not allow for the spending of largo sums of money on expensive press ad^rt-iscments. And even if it did. the advertising of food stuffs would be directly opposed to the wishes of the Food Con- troller, who takes every opportunity to urge the nation to economise. If we had a Luxury Controller, and if he fixed tho profits of "luxury dealers" on the same basis as the Food Controller has fixed the profits of food dealers. wo venture to predict that the luxury dealers would soon drop their expensive and extensive press and other advertisements, The restrictions on other advertisements, i. e posters and handbills—owing to tho shortage of paper has driven many of these advertisers to ovuuo ilio law by resorting more than ever to '.1' 1 I 'I' press advertisements, fina we t-ninx it naraiy oonsistent for proprietors and editors of news- papers to be continually emphasising the short- age of paper. In view of the appeai of the State "that all should abstain from unnecessary ex- penditure for the good of the State," an appeal which is made through the press, we venture to suggest: ti. it it would be more consistent -ti I race patriotic if the press appealed to their ad- vertisers to curtail rather than lengthen their advertisements.—Y ours, etc., G. TEG ID DAVIES, President. A. W. BURNELL, Hon. Sec., Bangor and District Grocers. Bakers, and Confectioners' Association.
MR J. TOWYN JONES, M,P. AND TEMPERANCE REFORM. (To the Editor.) Sir.— As there seems to be considerable n-,F apDrehensic.n ccncerning the attitude I took nt Llandrindod on tho vexed question of Tem- perance Refoim üí Wales.,I shall be glad if you will allow me to make m\ position, which is quite clear to me, clear to others also. I iiave consistently supported the effort to secure prohibition for the period of the war and for six months after. But war time prohibition, even if practicable would not be a permanent solution of the drink problem. I am extremely anxious to secure if possible some permanent contribution to the solution of a problem which lias baffled all our efforts in the past. In my opinion, State purchase and Local Option, as suggested tly the Priire Minister, wou'd be such a contribution. And is it not the one and only 1 proposal which stands the slightest chance of be- ing approved by Parliament? In my mind to reject Mr Lloyd George' s suggestion is to post- pone elective temperance legislation for a very long t'me. 1 have maintained for the last thirty years at temperance gatherings in the Princi- pahty that temperance reformers in the past, by asking for too much failed to secure any reform. It is to be hoped that at this critical juncture in the history of the movemer. wisdom will prevail in the temperance ranks.—Yours etc., „ T. TOWYN JONES- rtlt euse of Commons, Ion jon, B. W. 1.
SHOP CLOSING HOURS AT BANGOR. (To tho Editor.) Sir,—-The leecnt notice calling together < SÜ'The lec'Cntnotiœ calling togethel' & meeting of tradesmen having been signed by Mr Edwards, of Messrs Robt. Roberts and Co I han-e addressed the following letter to h I* I, "I feel I should advise you at the earli-it moment of my intention to recede from the arrangement to elese my shop between the hour °al°COCk> but that I shali conÜnuc r, <dloJse „ for the day at 6 o'clock. I must confesr ha\'i1Jg had qualms for the success of such a selicrt liLa town :>1t-u.tetl as Bangor is, and a week's ( has ccnvinjed me that closing in the nddio of the day is impractical in a business like wine. On not a single day was it possible to dose at any" here near the hour, and a i?um- ?r of iad who do not ordmanJv re" J?n?or untH ? tnc morniu?g is well advanzed hav« cxpre?d con?d.,ab!e dp?a?ure at having to lengthen their shopping over the afternoon so rcacnm? their homes ,n the dusJ.. ? ?' P?nt is a perfectly reasonab? one, a? d do n.t ? ieei just.ned it? ?ormg. My shop will f0' from th?.dat? be open right thr.u?'I H? d?y, Saturday" u.duded? until 6 p.m., Wed- rcsday;¡ ? co"rse eX(:epted. "-Yours, etc., p.pr.) ?d.? of cou? e.?pted.Your? ?tc.:pp ISIDORE WARTSKI.
NEW MEDICAL BOARDS TO BEGIN WORK ON OCTOBER 31 The present Recruiting Medical Boarde conis to an end on October 31st. The new wholly civilian Boards will cons-ist of lour medicai members working under the ad- mnnstrative guidance of a Deputy Commies-oner but in order to meet poseibl-s emergencies and to proviaie for alternate service twice the num- ber of dootora are to be ciirollnd. The following is a bst of the places at which it )s proposed to set up Boaxxls in Wales.- Car- diff, Wrexham, Newport, Camiirshen. anw Brecon.
[ RAILWAY MANAGEMENT. JOINT-CONTROL DEMAND BY THE MEN. Addressing a mass meeting of railwavmen at Shrewsbury, on Sunday. Mr Bellamy announced tJiat an important national confene«oe of railway- would be held at Leicester in a few da-vs which-he hoped would demand joint control' of the railways along with railway directors, and a1:) that tno increased bonuses for wagee now obtained should continue after the war. State purchase of lailwgye would net be wise at present. 1
i Tho Mi "lis try cf Munitions has made an order [J belief, icing leaving certificates from Monday. Certain engineers and moulders have been granted a bonne of 12c oer cent, on their Wea.
Freemasons. Among those in attendance were Wor. Bro. McEwen, the only surviving founder of the lodge, taking part in his fortieth in- t stallation ceremony, with Wor. Bro. Canon ► Nicholas, of Flint; Wor. Bro. J. H. Ellis, and r Wor. Bro. A. L. Clews, of Rhyl, each of whom joined the Carad'oc Lodge at its institution. A V very. cordial welcome was given to Wor. Bro. Haselden, the genial M.C., upon his re-appear- ance after serving for three years with the forces in France. The tenour of the congratulatory speeches at the subsequent proceedings in the Westminster Hotel was that the Caradoc Lodge, under the direction of the new Worshipful Master, wou!d experience a fresh lease of life. )Jagter, ivould c-xper,,ence a, fres7,i Icuse of life. r Anxiety for the safety of the main road at Penmaenbaeh, where not very long ago there ivas f. big fall of rock from the hillside, caused the Penmaenmawr Urban Council to approach the Carnarvonshire County Council on" the matter. But the latter, at their meeting yesterday, ap- peared reluctant to interfere lest they should incur responsibilities which, in their opinion, at- tached to others. Neverthele.s-, it is incumbent that this section of an important main thorough- fare should be rendered as safe as po-sib'o for traffic. The difficulties are undoubtedly great, as the County Surveyor stated 1, but evidently they must be grappled with as there is no alterna- tive route without, making a long detour inland. o Even before the present fload, was constructed a journey by way of Penmaenmawr was, as Pennant describes it. hi", Tours, "the terror of travellers," and the de-cent to PenrnaeiiLacit "TAts hardly practicable." In those days, however, Parliament made a grant "which by means of the judicious employment of John Sylvester, about the year 1772, elieoted what was before thought beyond, the reach of art to remedy. The dangers which confronted the traveller m Pennant's time have long since been overcome, but the risk of the roadway at certain points being blocked by falls of nock from the steep cliffs is ever present, and it is to guard against ruch accidents that the local authority are urging the co-operation of the County Council. ■ • <" • In view of the increasing price of coal a cor- respondent draws attention to large tracts of peat land in Carnarvonshire which might now with advantage be turned to pwfitablø use. Peat is an excellent material for fires, and our cor respondent points out that a good suppiy could doubtless be obtained on stretdhes of land be- tween Penygroes and Afonwen, between Ogwe/i Lake and Capel Curig, and also in the neighoour- hood of Beddigekrt. If such sources of supply a re available this is an opportune time for some enteirpnibing persons to start an industry the products of which, would find a ready market. Sir John Simon's temporary withdrawal from practice for a commission in the army, together with the appointment of Mr H. F. Dickens, tthe son of the novelist, to of Common Ser- jeant, leaves the Bar unusually weak in great leadlers. It 1Q¿,t Mr Clavell Salter and. Mr Roche a week a,go, and men like Sir Edward Carson, Sir Frederick Smith, and Sir Gordon Hew art are not able to undertake private practice while in office. Exac,tly what Sin- John is giving up to serve in the army is has own secret. It is thought to be something like £ 40,000, in wlr.cn event he has beaten the record of Mr BaMour Browne, the well-known Parliamentary counsel, who recently retired.