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I SHOCKING SCENES. I THRILLING STORIES OF GALLANTRY. I INQUEST ON BODIES. Tho first official intimation of the sinking by an enemy submarine of the Etder-Dempster liner A pa pa (7832 tons gros-j register), though known for somo days in North Wales was made on Wednesday afternoon in the House of Lords. The Elder-Dempster liner Apapa, with pas- sengers and mails, was torpedoed and sunk last week off t -j Welsh coast. She carried about 160 passengers und over a hundred crew. I QUESTIONS IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS. Viscount Templeton asked the Government if it was true that the naval escort was withdrawn irom tin; Apapa, lately torpedoed, when in or near the critical zone of her port of arrival. Tho Earl of Lytton said tho circumstances in which the Apapa was lost were nqt those de- scribed in the question. He could not state \vha,r- the circumstances were, because it was not desirable to make public the arrangements made by the Admiralty for the protection of ships. If the noble lord desired, he would furnish him "the facts in confidence. I TEtAVBLLIXG IN FULL MOONLIGHT. I The vessel was travelling in full moonlight when first struck. It was the second torpedo which did the greatest damage. The women and children were first lowered into the boats, and as the boats pulled away it is stat.vj that they also were shelled by the submarine and majiy casual ties resulted. Of this, however the sur- y i.. ors are reported to have no reliable confirma- tion.
I STORIES OF SURVIVORS. I I STRUCK NEAR ENGINE ROOM. r THRILLING STORY OF GALLANTRY. I The following account of the sinking of the Apapa was given by the second engineer oiffcer, who was on watch at the time the vessel was btruck by a torpedo from a German submarine "I had relieved the watch at 4 a.m., and found everything in order; the ship was making about 13 knots. About 4.10 a.m. there was a tremendous crash, which shook the ship from stem to stern, accompanied by a terrific rush of water into the cngme-room. A torpedo had struck the ship about the starboard thrust re- cess, and the water striking the bulkhead came pouring on to the starting platform, where I was standing at the time. I immediately called the fourth engineer, who was on watch with mo to assist in stopping the engines. After this we went round to the back platform and shut off the centrifugal pumps, to prevent the swamping of any of the boats by the discharge water from the condenser. While we were carrying out those duties the telegraph iang, 'Finished with engines.' "1 then looked into the stokehold to see that all the men had got, clear, and was making my way to the starting platform, but was swept off my feet by the rush of water, which .at this time was breast high. With a hard strugg'e, during which I lost my shoes and cap, I man- aged to grasp the lever of the reversing engine and from that to the drain cook levers, and so gained the ladder leading to the middle plat- form, when I noticed ono of my greasers hang- ing on to the handrails round the crank pit. "Real ifng the danger of attempting to reach him from below, and knowing that there was little time to lose if we were to escape death by drowning in the engine-room, I mounted the ladder to the middle platform; then, by laying on the grating, caught hold of his hands, and succeeded in hauling him up, but was very nearly exhausted in doing so. J found afterwards that the greaser had been thrown against the middle column by the rush of water and was partly stunned, which accounts for his not being able to get away without my assistance. On reaching the top platform I found the senior third engineer waiting for me. He had in the meantime seen that all the other engineers had got away safetly. Being very scantily clad (only singlet, pants, and stockings), I made for my room for some clothes, and managed to get hold of a coat and a pair of boots. With those in my hand I hur- ried to the promenade deck, and found that the boats were being lowered, there being no panic or excitement. On reaching the boat to which I was stationed (No. 8 port side) I found the car- penter and his crew had already got the boitt in the water, and partly filled with passengers and crew allotted. While waiting until full the complement were gOt into the boat I put on my boots a.nd coat which act wag just completed when there was another terrific explosion on the starboard side, a second torpedo having struck the ship which caused terrible havoc. There was an interval of about seven minutes between the first and second explosions. "After the second impact the vessel heeled over to starboard, and I could see the end was coming very quickly, so I hurried' the two or three remaining persons over the side into the boat, which had to pull clear before. I could get down. "The ship by this time was almost on her beam ends, so thero remained no alternative but to climb down the side of the ship and jump into the water. Although having no lifebelt, being able to swim, I struck out for the boat, and by means of a life-line Ya,,4 pulled on board. "It was then we had time to look round for the other boats some of which fared very bad- ly. The funnel had fallen, across No. 5, and No. 9 was blown up by the explosion of the second torpedo; the fate of the occupants can bo conjectured. I CHIEF ENGINEER DROWNED. I "The chief and fifth engineer were in No. 5 boat. They jumped into the water when the funnel fell. The fifth, Mr Marshall, managed to reach No. 7 boat, and was saved, but Air Guy, the chief, was lost. Mr Guy had been through the ordeal on two previous occasions. Unfortu- nately, this proved the third and last. Mr Brown the junior third, was also lost.. He was in the chief officer's boat which met with an accident, causing the loss' of of the oocupants, including the chief officer. "The Apapa disappeared about 4.35 a.m At daybreak our boat was picked up by a coa.st.ing steamer, and we were taken on board and very kindly treated. The chief engineer gave me a change of clo-thing, of which I was much in need. "We landed about 9 a.m., and were taken to a hotel, every attention being shown to us. Those who required clothing were provided through the agency of tho Shipwrecked Mariners' Society. Ihe other boats were picked up by drifters and taken into port. "The loss of life was mainly due to the das- tardly act of the enemy in firing the second tor- pedo when the boata were in the water." It will be noted, by the foregoing narrative, that the second engineer of this vossel per- formed an act of bravery in saving the life of the greaser for which ha should be recognised. It is difficult to imagine the condition in an engine-room, and the tremendous risk taken by those on watch when the ship is struck in this vital part. This case is only one of many in which the engineers and men below have carried on when the water has risen above the platform, in order to stop the engines so as to take the way of the ship; otherwise it is impossible to launch the boats with safety until it is too late. When it is considered that very frequently there are onIt a few minutes between the time the ship is struck and her final plunge, the necessity of bringing the vessel to a standstill, so to spea.k, means the saving of many lives. Imagine, then, the courage required'to remain in a position down in the bottom of the ship with the water swirling round, and the danger of explosions from steam pipes into the bargain at the same time knowing that at any moment you may be trapped and all chance of being, saved cut off I TERRIFYING EXPLOSION. ine Germans would have you believe that their torpedoes are meant only to destroy ships. Their actions, however, prove that they are in- tended to destroy the lives of people, whether they are connected with the war or not. The torpedoes of the Huns are meant for murder." Such is the statement of a. survivor of the Elder-Dempster steamer Apapa made to are-. presentative of the Courier. "The. crash of the explosion was enough to waJken the dead, and although it was four o'clock in the morning you can take iit from me that no one would be able to continue sleep- ing. The five blasts on the syren which quickly followed put boyotid all doubt that the ship was in distress, and that it,was a case of every- one on deck The Huns in their submarine, lying like a dark shadow on the surface of the water some distance awav knew also what the position was, that their shot had gone home and thait their victim was doomed. One can imagine, there- fore, the devilish g!ee with which they would put the second torpedo in position to discharge at the sinking ship. It was not as if the first torpedo had failed in its mission of destruction; the ship was going down before their eyes. The second torpedo was sent to murder the helpless people who had rushed from their cosy berths to effect their escape from the hand of death. In this the Germans met with perfect success, and the second torpedo smashed by its explosion one of the boats containing twenty or thirty passengers, many of whom were killed and others drowned. f, Asked to describe his own personal experiences, this gentleman stated that he had never wit- nessed so much tragedy in hik life as was screened by this cinema, of real life before his eyes. A few moments later and the ship was plunged in darkness, and the only light wa that which came from the moon. "Passengers, he said, "rushed up on deck carrying rugs and blankets with them and the work proceeded of lowering the lifeboats. One of these, as I have already Told you, was smashed to altoms by the explosion of No. 2 torpedo, but the other boats made away as quickly as possible. "There was a very thrilling experience for those people who happened to be in the boat into which I had been put. The wind and the tide had kept us close up against the hull of the Apapa, and we could not get away from her. When, therefore, we saw the big ship be- ginning to heel ovrcr in our direction, we began to feel vcii-y uncomfortable. We saw the huge black hull leaning over towards us and coming down, slowly but surely like tho side of a great building which was going to crush down the little craft entirely out of existence. Have you ever had a bad nightmare ? Somebody called out, 'Let's jump for it-5 It was good advice, because our oarsmen were quite unable to get out of the track of the sink- ing ship. I jumped. And when I recovered from the shock of the cold immersion, I saw the enormous ship, with a terrible rattle as her machinery broke loose, come down with a splash and a clatter, boro her way through the surface of the water, and then disappear. STRUCK BY FALLING FUNNEL. I I had tried to keep my eye on the little boat from which I had become separated and to my horror I saw the funnel of the ship come down right in the middle of the boat and literally wipe it out.. What happened to the passengers I cannoit say. Of those who were left in the boat—I fancy others were following my example of jumping—some must have been killed out- right. it was a harrowing spectacle for me, and I was glad when—a few momenta later—there was no trace left of the hideous incident." "Captain Toft, who was on the bridge with the chief officer, went down with his ship, and was eventually found clinging to an upturned boat, and was picked up. "lie had shown splendid nerve throughout the ordeal, and it was due to the fine discipline of the crew as a body that not more than forty of the crew and thirty-nine of the passengers were lost. All the boalfcs that were needed were launched, and although the ship went down eighteen minutes after receiving the first tor- pedo, I believe that everyone had a chance to get away from the vessel. I was in the water only half an hour before I- was taken, on board one of the lifeboats from which, thanks to the moonlight, I was spotted a good few yards awav." LANDED ON A PLEASURE BEACH. I Inquiries in other directions led to the dis- closure of some remarkable incidents. In one lifeboat were three persons, two ladies and a gentleman, the latter dressed in nothing but his pyjamas and bedroom slippers. The trio probably presented as curious a spectacle as could well nigh be imagined. Their boat had drifted to they knew not w here, until suddenly land wa.s espied. Tho pyjama-elad oarsman pulled in the direction indicated, and prosently the boat bumped and stuck, her bows slightly lifting. Investigation showed that they had reached land, and were in fact on a famous pleasure beach, where thousands disport themselves every summer. Tho ladies were assisted out and all three paddled their way on to the dry sands and then ran up the beach, reached the pro- menade, and disappeared into the first hotel they saw. It was oertainly the most unconventional entry ever made into that helol-these two ladies accompanied by a gentleman in pyjamas! Then there is the curious case of the deck boy, who was rescued without knowing or eeeing anything. Ho was asleep in the forecastle when the crash came. Leisurely he got up and dressed, and when ho had finished the lights went out. He went on the deck, was collared by an officer, who pushed him into a boat, which was lowered and rowed away from the spot without the least delay. To this boy all wa.s blackness, and he did not even have the satisfaction of seeing the big ship go down.
INQUEST ON RECOVERED BODIES. 1* Mr Penb'ir WiJKams held an inquest at the Magistrates' Room, on Friday, on seven bodies which were found floating off the coast,. They wore E. 0. Roper (50), civil engitneear, St. DsonardVon-Sea; J. Thomas (32), head Hi-eman, Wurwidk??., Liverpool; T. Waiter Jeii- nings (35), saio&n waiter, j?ertoon, Liverpool; 11 'I-igs k55), sa i ocli r, Mra Ida Mabel Johnson (44), wife of Mr Edward Odium Johnson, colonial treasurer, Government House, Sierra Leone; Harold Starling (39), chief steward, New Brighton; Isaac Pembroke, fire- man, Sierra Leone, uid Harold Hunting (28), a West Af rican bader, whose mother, a widow, lives in London. The Coroner, ir; opening the inquest-, staled that a Liverpool liner was returning homo from an African part, and when olf the —— ooast was torpedoed by am enemy sub- marine. There were 400 persons on board die vessel, and ho was sorry to say that about 70. In-es were lost, among them the seven persona who formel the subject of the inquiry that day. Their bodies were picked up very near the scene of the disaster by a patrol boat, and landed on tho pier. The duty of the jury, would be a perfectly formal one—simply to find out the causc. of deajth, and unfortunately th& cause was only "do apparent. Beyond that it would be inodviso blo for' the jury to inqu i re into. It was tho duty of tho Government, and especially of the Admiralty, to do all they could to protect the lives of persons pursuing then peaceful a vocations, but no pledge of absolute security could be giv-n The jury, however couM rest assured that the naval authorities were doing all they could to cope with this terrablo menace—a form of warfare which the Germans had introduced The seven persons were the victims of what the Germans called warfare;" four were members of the crew and three wero pa-sscngers. Mr T. W. Trevor (Messrs Carter, Vincent and Co ), who appeared on behalf of the shipping ocinpany, said he, desired to express their regret that one of their liners should have been the c-.?bie?t o? &u.Cth a bruta! attack, ajid they wished to convey to the idatives of the deceased their most profound cympathy end to express their abhorrcncc of such brutal conduct, which was contrary to the dictates of common human- ity. The company had asked him to state thaA they would, at their own expense, carry out all the arrangements for burying tho victims. Mr Arthur Yarwood, a clerk in the employ of the company, stated that he had identified Clio of the bodies as that of Harold S'arling, chief steward, and ano"her as-that of T. W. Jen- nings, saloon waiter on the Apapa," which sailed from Africa, to Liverpool. Witness In- ci<fenta!i'y mention-ed that the captain of the efoip was navedi. Captain C. Mackenzie Norris, R.N., gave evi denoo of identification in the case of Mrs Ida Mabel Johnson, who, he said, wag 44 years of age and was the wife of Mr Edward Odium Johnson, colonial treasurer, Sierra Leone. James Thomas, a negro who was a fireman on the liner, identified the body of John Thomas. his cousin, who lived in Warwidk-slloreet, Liver- pool, and Isaac Pembroke, a fireman, also a negro, who lived in Sierra Leone. "I was on board the liner when she was submarined," I lidded witness, whose evidence, given in pigeon English, was interpreted by Mr Yarwood. "It occurred off the coasts, and the sea was choppy at the lime. The first tor- pedo hit No. 3 hatch on the port side, and another torpedo struck the vessel on the star- board side by the fo']" hatch. There was not five minutes' interval between the two torpe- does, and the vessel was afloat ten minutes after being struck. There vwro plenty of boass, but there wa.s no chance to loosen them." A Juryman:. Was there any firing at the boats ?—There were no shots fired at the boats. Supt. Griffith gave evidence that on ",e body of Harold Hunting he found papers which indi- cated that he was a West African trader and was born in L-oddon, Norfolk, in 1839. lie re- presented tho African Association, Ltd., Liver- pool. On the body of E. O. Roper he found papers which showed that he lived at S,t Leornrd's-cn-Sca. By profession lie was a civil engineer. The Coroner, in summing up, sa;,] he assumed the jury were amply satisfied that the deceased lost 'heir fives by drowning, which was caused by he vessel in which they were travelling be- ing submarined. The punishment- of the crime rested with the Navy and Army, and it would not b" dignified for the jury to pass any rider on that subject. Their best plan would bo to bring in a verdict that these poor people lost their lives through their vessel being submarined ir: the open sea, and no doubt; they would sym- pathise with the relative3 It was sad to think tha,t they lest their lives. Mr W. 0. Williams (a juror): Was any warn- ing given by the captain of the submarine ? Tho Coroner: Wo may take it for granted that no warning was given. Until comparatively recently the Germans did warn vessels and cast the crew adrl fb ir. boat,3, but they don't even do that now. They simply sink the vessels at sight. The jury returned a verdict that the deceased were drowned through the action of an enemy submarine, end on the motion of the foreman (Mr J. Griffith, Beehive) a vote of sympathy was passed with tho bereaved families. FUNERAL OF THE VICTIMS. I Five of the victims were buried in the cemetery. The funeral of Mrs Johnson took place on Fri- day, the Vicar of St Mary's and tho Curate officiating. Capt. Norris, Live-pool, attended on behalf of the family, and Mr O. T. Jones for the shipping company. On Saturday the interment took place a.t the cemetery of the two coloured firemen, John Thomas (whose wife, a white woman, wa.s present) and Isaac Pembroke, T. Walter Jen- nings and Harold Hunting. The Vicar and the Curate again officiated, and Mr O. T. Jones was also present on behalf of the shipping company. All the bodies were interred in separate graves. The body of E. 0. Roper was removed on Friday nig,1t for interment at Southend-on-Sea, and that of Harpld Starling was taken to Form by on Sunday
A TRIP TO IRELAND INTERRUPTED I ALLEGED FALSE STATEMENT BY A PASSENGER AT HOLYHEAD. At Holyhead,, cxn Saturday, hefore Lieu;t. A. F. PeanBon and Mr Owen Roberta, Hyrnan Gro- vie, Ruftiand-stireeit, London, was changed with having made a false sitafcement when about to -em,bark foir Ireland, and Hairry Dont, of Queen's- squaire, Dublin, was dharged with aiding and abettiing. Mr Hussey stated that when cibaiMenged as to litis nationality, Grovic said Brntiah- and Dent also gave the same noply. Grovic produced an exemption form, and 'he afterwaaxfc admitted having been born in Russia. Grovic, vvihen taken to the Pol:oo Station, made the following- I was in my office on the 22nd November when Hamry Dent, 2, Queen"s-street, Dubinn, ca.tixy] and iratriodaioed himself to me as an old acquaintance, and incidentally mentioned about my exemption. 'He aakl, 'If you,like, 1 Wiiiil take you ovtar to Irlei!ian>C! ciheiaply and safely. I V; I you over for £36 to JB40. It may cost you £ 40 inclusive of railway and boait feneg.' 1 .accepted his offetr. Before leaving Euston on the 23rd, his partner, wLho was accompanying us, d>eamandi3d the aim of J315 o.n account, which sum I giawe (him. Dent and. rnysalf pflooaeated to Holy- head, at 8.45. On the way to Holyihead he told me to say when dhaiilengied as to my nationality tlhat I wa;5 British, which I did. Mr R. GOlxlon Roberts, wiho irepresexiited tlio defendtinits, asked whether the justices would re- lease the men on taaifl. Superintendent Proitlhetro said he would not ob- ject to bail being grunted in the case of Gmovic, ç bant he oartainly woulkl object to Dent, whoso birth ceiltiificate di-I required to see. The j-UEitwoee declined to gmanb bail to either of the men, Who were remanded in custody until Friday.
EXECUTION OF SOLDIERS I M'r IvlacVh,roon, answaring- several questions in the Houee of Commons, on Tuesday, reilating to the execution of -soldiers by order of court-mar- tial said in all these cases evory possible con- federation was given to the soldier. His case was most carefully oonscdared by !the Court of very learned men, who were in the ayiiv, and by the Commanders in the field. Theae cases were govørnd by t'ho Army Annual Act, which was passed every year by the House.
NEW RECTOR OF LLANIESTYN I The living of Llaniestyn, South Cairnarvonshi-se, lias been offered by the Bishop of Baingor to the Rev. John James, curate of Penirroinfa and Dolbonimaen. Mr James, who has accepted the offer., was appointed to his pneseait curacy in 1904.
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CARNARVONSHIRE AND ANGLESEY INFIRMARY- ANNUAL MEETING. INCREASED NUMBER OF PATIENTS. Tlio annual meieitimg of the suibeern.bcira to tho Caa'narvontsih'iiie and Anglesey Infirmary was held on Mondiay, ait Bangor, the Mayoir o.11 Bang-or (Mr R. J. Williams) pr esuding. ANNUAL REPORT. mL f'1 1 I I .L'LJI(j uen*uru<i comnTitt-ee reportect that the ntimhoir of admitted diuniing the ycair was 400, the hi.g'heirit on record, exceeding the pre- vious year by 42. In 18<00, tiille patients numbered 117, and in 1910, 167. From CarriarvoT^hire, 240 patients were admitted last yeair, and from Anglesey, 125. There wcire no feweir fen 286 opanaitioiiis at the i110taba.ti1c.1n last year, compared with 243 the previous -Y,Ciar. The CommiMee o l ,a,aiied t llicoe fi .gu!r-e?s ar, damned these figures as showing tlhat in an in- ciietasiing degree the iriifirmairy was becoming a boenn to the people of tihe district. Reference should be made to the ungrudlgiag services of the bon. medfoaj etaE, whose skill the public was 'le-airmimig to appreciate. To tiheiLr zeal-oue and un- tiling wonik a very deep dfebt of graititude wa. due. Throughout ;tbo, ve,ir Ciere had been a steady ilncrioase in the coat of eviery article in use, and this, ooupJod with the increase in the number of piatie.nte, was reflected in a substantial manner in the total expenditure, which amounted to' £ 2239 5s, as compared with the JE1905 93 4d for the previous year. The total receipts had reach- ed the giutrn of B2003 118 6d, as compared with JE1869 14s 3d for the previous year. The figures elbowed an excess of £ 230 136 6d of expenditure ove.r receipts, wh.iclh was a matter of a.nxiety to the Coma&iiiittee, hi -It they felt bound to recognise tioo generous miamiier- an whidh subscribers in tih-efe diifficult times had maintained their con- tributions, and niiciiis es^fe'ciaiM-y reooigaritkiin should be miade of the sp-iendtid effotite of the ladlies who so loyally organise the Saturday boeptftul collec- tions. In Bangor, tlie collection was the highest for some yeatrs, aind Pemnaerun-awr, under the guidance of Mrs Urwick, again fent a handsome sum to swell the tattal rccteipts. BajrQy in the yean- a joint committee of the County Councils of Anglesey, Carnarvon, and Merioneth approached th.e Committele wifth the suggestion tihiait the infirtmary ehiouhl be utilised as tihe centre for tihe three counties named for tihe treatment of urinogenital and d'ermatological diseaseis. ui-i-dlar the scheme put forward by the Local Goveirnmen't Board, and thtat ace-ommodia- tifon on a limited scale ehouM be provided on fintamoial tennis to be arrainged. The Committee were extremiely anxious to meet this request, wlhiidh "had the unanimous approval of their med- ical staff, and in arriving at the dceiieioii to accede to tihe proposal, tiliey weirte influenced, among other (reactone, by the view that any course likely to make the infirmary a centra for hospital treat- ment under public schemes of the character named, would tend to increase the importance and usefulness of the institution and add to ijte value in tihe future as a hospital in various other diimedtMns. Financial terms had been arranged which wouM not, it was believed, ttiitow any part of the expense on the ohariitable funds of the in-, stiltution. At the came time the terms would be sudh as to defray tihe inteineet on the expendi- ture incurred in providing the neoeeeiary accomr modlat.ioin. Three wards had accordingly been -?e of ti l i?e and set asiidle for the poiipoise of ;tihe scheme, and with a view to replace such rooms and also to provide rruoli-riccde,d additional accommodation, a temporary ward to hold twenty beds for men opnily had been caiected in front of the itiain build- inlg. It Willi, not considered feasible to appeal for funds to defray the 000t of tihe erection at the time, so airrangiements were made to raise the neoassiaaiy monies on loan. The total expendi- ture, inoluding the provision of beds and all the neoftssairy accompaniments, amounted to E757 2s 6d. The reports for the two previcwis yearns had dtnawn attention to tihe growing need for ad- ditional accommodation on an extensive scale, mnd expression had been given to tho feeling lt>ba,t on tire co-ncluHon of the war, an appeal might bfe madte to tho public for the fuinds neces- sary for the building of a large new wing, as a Euit- aMe memonM to those who have fallen in the wiar. It wats hoped that the proposal would not be forgotten, as the need of the district for hos- pital accommodation was groat, and was steadily Micnaasinig. Several gifts had already been reo cer vied towards tihiia object, and the 'fund now amounted to B121 6s. Dr. Price said he was euro the goviirtiers would appreciate the increasing interest taken in tlw institution. Thie Secretary (Mr1 Ivor Pryce) said it was gratifying- that the receipts and the income from investments had increased, but there was natur- ally an increase in the expenditure. Mr Bayne called attention to the expenditu?rc of Cl78 on diu?p, compudcd with ;9? endi;t,,um previouis jveair. nu. Pimm: The amount of drugs used in this wietiiittution ia remarkably email. It was (decided to ask the House Committee to inquiro into the inonepse. Mr W. A. Faster wislbed to emphasise that the institution was run at a. loss of -£230 last yealr, due chiefly to the increased cost of food. They comnKincied laat year with a. ore«Et ba:h:moo of £ 162; this yeair they stairted with a deficit of k-68, eo the infirmary was in .pcisasing need of assistance. PROVIDENT MEDICAL SERVICE illr IH. 0. Hughes presented 'the report for last yetair, wibtioh showed that 21 families had joined this institution. As against tins, there weine soine lapses thurougrh death,iremiovais, and drop- ping iruto airrear. LORD PENRHYN KJi ELliUTLl> PRESIDENT. The Dean of Bangor moved the re-election ot Loffd Ptairhyn as president for the ensuing year. He eoiid tihe irate.i'est which the Penrhjt; family had taken in the infirmary was well known and toppmeciated. From its opening, they had been gtenKTiroiufl supper-item of the institutipn, and the present LCIlxl Penrhyn was no exception. Unfor- tt;.r.,a;t,oly dl,:Is loidihip, owing to the exigencies of military service, was unable to attend the meet- ings, but they hoped that when the war was over he would take up his residence at Penrhyn Casibie (bear, hear). 1\1.r W. Pughe seconded the motion, which was casrricd. Lloyds Bank were appointed treasurer. On tho matron of Dr. E. O. Price, a vote of thanks was accardcd Mr A. Ivor Pryce, the hon. ec-aretarv, for the admirable work be had done. AMENDMENT OF RULES. The miles were aLteveci, with the object ot en- abling tiro mcdical offioora of health for Car- nairvomhrjrie, Anglesey, and Merioneth, to be- come governors of the infiirmasry and members of 'the Genoial Committee. Rule 32 was altened am follows:—Tire honorary etuif of the inifiraruury elhall be elected by the govamorfc, and ehail comprise the fcllowfng:- One chaplain, one consulting phyoician, one oon- eultin.g tlw-geou two physicians and two sur- geons, one opthailmic- and one dental surgeon. Any fuirtheir bometrariy assibtant medical fJtaff shall be elected by the General Committee. The Chairman moved a vote of tlianks to the medlical staff for their eeirvices in connection with .thoe infirmary. Ho alioo referred in sympathetic trim is to tihe illness of Dir. J. E.. Thomas, and said t'bey were glad to bear that he was recover- ir-19. The Den-n, in Geeondwig, said the fact that they were adding to the infirmary showed how the service of the meckcal staff was appreciated. The motion was camried, and it was atko de- cided to send a message of sympathy to Dr. J. E. Thomas. Dr. E. 0. Price, in acknowledging the vote, said it had been fa difficult task to do without Dr. Thomas at the infirmary.
RAILWAY SETTLEMENT I £ 32,630,000 MORE IN WAGES. The public (writes the Labour correspondent of the Daily Telegraph) hardly appreciate what the railway settlement—6s per week to men and 319 to women and youths under 18-mearto in hard cash. It represents an addition to the present wage bin of £9,230,000 a yea.r, or E177,500 a week. The previous advance, amounting to 15s a week to men and 7,3 6d to women and youths, meant an addition of L23,400,000, ra-ising the aggrega-te wage increase during the war to £ 32,630,(XX) per annum.
FALLEN OFFICERS. A Royal Warrant, published in Army Order, on Tuesday night, extends the grant of educa- tion allowances for the children of deceased offi- cerB, as laid down in the Royal Warrant of August lstt last, to aH cases arising out of the present war. The allowance is to be at a rate not exceeding f35 a year for a boy or girl, and wili commence at t'he age of nine, with effect from April 1st laot.
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