Wrexhain Board of Guardians. | Thursday, Mr. E. D. Roberts, vice-chpdr- j man, presiding. 1 DR. EDWARDS JONES'S POSITION. A letter was received from the Local Government Board stating that while it Blight bearguOId that the payments made by the Guardians to Dr. Edwards Jones were J made by them only as agents of the War, Office and Ministry of Pensions, the Board J were unable to express any definite opinion j as to the legal effect of their receipt upon Dr. Edward.s Jones's qualification to be a I member of the Board of Guardians. The Board were prepared, if Dr. Edwards Jones adhered to the resignation which he had ten- dered to them, to accept it. I The Board's Ifilter was referred io Dr. JSdwards Jones for his observations. It will be remembered that Dr. Edwards I Jones resigned his position as chairman of the Board in view of the decision of the War ¡ Office and the Ministry of Pensions to pay the medical staff at Croesnewydd Hospital, of which Dr. Ed.wards Jones has been a member since the outbreak of war. EXPLANATION ACCEPTED. It was reported that the committee ap- pointed to inquire into a complaint as to the medical attendance given to the lat-e Mrs. Martha Hughes, of Bwlchgwvn, had met Dr. Vaughan Griffith and Dr. Griffiths, Lodge, and had decided by 27 votes to 1 to accept the explanation of the medical men, and to ap- prove of the action of Mr. James Edwards in calling the attention of the Board to the matter. VARIA. I An appVcation from the Master, Mr. T. J. j Thomas, for an increase of salary was re- ferred to the Finance Committee. It was reported that sanction to the ap- i pointment of Mr. and- Mrs. J. W. Jones as j superintendent and matron of the Scattered Homes, had not- yet been received, and that I Mr. Jones was at present continuing to act as relieving officer in addition to superinten- dent of the homes. It was decided to press the Local Govern- j ment Board for a decision. J- It, was decided to make a maintenance grant to a young woman who had. been main- tained by the Board at a blind asylum. She intends to sit for a scholarship in December next to enable her to enter a College where shorthand and typewriting for the blind are taught, and if she is successful the Guar- dians will guarantee her maintenance at college for two years. j
Pit Cage Fatality. I Pit Cage Fatalitv. I A VERDICT OF MANSLAUGHTER. J The adjourned inquest on the body of John William Duckers (23), 20, Colliery Houses, Rhosldu, Wrexham, who died in Wrexham Infirmary on August 29th as the re- sult of a fall from a cage at Rhosddu Colliery was held on Wednesday. It will be remembered that at the opening inquiry, held without a jury and reported in our last issue, evidence was given to show that Duckers, who had been at work underground, entered the cage with other men and was allowed to do so by the hooker on, aSthough the gate was missing from the bottom plat- form. Duckers had met with a slight acci- dent. and whilst the cage was being wound up to the surface, he fell out and, sustained fatal injuries. At the adjourned inquiry, Mr. Walter Roberts was foreman of the jury. The evid- ence was repeated, and in reply to the In- spector John Wm. Mesham said he knew that under the rules, the banksman or on- setter was not allowed to signal the cage away when men were being raised, or lowered until the gates or other fences were in posi- tion. Mesha-m said he thought nothing would happen. Formstone, the banksman, said he knew it was against the rules to allow the cage to descend without the gates being in position. The jury found that Duckers met his death I as the result of an accident, brought about by the gross negligence of the servants of the Company, both at the top and bottom of hG shaft. They also considered that the tele- phone from the top to the bottom of the shaft < Ihodd have been in working order. The jury found that the negligence was culpable, and that the men, Mesham and Formstone, were guilty of manslaughter. Upon this the Coroner committed J. W. Mesham and. James Formstone for trial. On Wednesday afternoon both men were brought before the County Magistrates Court charged with causing the death of John Wm. Duckers. They were remanded on bail until Saturday, September 14th.
———— ———— RHOSLLANERCHRUGOG. ) ON LEAVE.—Several boys have arrived I¡ from Ireland. Among others are Pte. J. Cartwright., Corpl. Stanley Hughes; Driver Thomas D. Jones, and Ptes. John Eaton Griffiths, R. H. Duce, Robert Jones, Driver j H. Duce and Driver Richard Hughes. MILITARY NEWS. -Sapper Emtyn Lloyd, R. E,. who was wounded at Peronne, is now at home on leave; Pte. Ted. Smith, who has i been gassed, is-in a Reading Hospital; Pie. Candoe Williams, R.W.F., is now in a base! hospital in France, as he was wounded re'l cently. Ar.Mte. Harry Bache, R.N., who hafli been in the Royal Navy for seven years, has j been at home on short leave. LLANSILIN. I FREE CHURCH CONCERT.— £ 29 15s. 6,1. was realised by the concert promoted some I, time ago by the young members of the Free Churches, and of this amount £ 22 12s. h:;s been distributed amongst 53 soldiers, and the I balance of 92 18s. paid to the Netley Hospital. ¡ The Chairman of the Committee was Mr. %V,. H. E, inn., Gefn branch; treasurer, -»lr. Bichard Ellis, New M;Ill and the joint hem. sees, were Messrs. W. Emlyn Hughes, Bron- wyUa, and Mr. T. Jones, jun. Glwralon.
DENBIGHSHIRE APPEAL TRIBUNAL. Tuesday, Alderman Christmas Jones presiding. DECISIONS. To be medically re-examme-cl: John James; J ones, Trevor Cottage. Trevor; Thomas Ed- i m a s Ed- ward Ellis, 32, Market-street., Rhol Israel Gkif- j fith-s, 11, Black-lane-road, Pent;re Broughton; James William Cole, 4, Templars' Avenue, Wrex-ha-m; Thomas Parry, Pearson-street, Ponkey; John Garneld Wri?ht, 16, Mawddwy j Avenue, Rhoaddu: Thomas Morris, 77, Chnrch- street. Rhostyllen; Alfred Green, 9, Pentrodwr, j Rhos; Jos. Mohade, 4. Holt-street, Wrexham; ] Jonathan 10, S?ryt Iesa, ]Penycae; Geor?a Rtchard GniRt'hs, Wynnstay Hotel, I' Rhosvmedre, and Jonathan Jones, 31, Market- streat. Rhos. Withdrawn: Thomas H. Povey, Trevor Row, Chirk>. ￼ Ja.n. 1: John Edwin Jones, Cross Street Farm, V ron, Lhng-oUen. De,, 10: Walter Stuart, Erw Wen, LIangollen; John William Pick6nn?, ViUiera-street, Wrex- ha m; David B. Da.yie?, 1, GeorKe<atreet, Llan- ?ollen; David Wm. Humphreys, Brynthonfa, Waen-road. Coedpoeth; William Allen Roberts, The Institute, Rossett; William Roberts, Post II Office, Gwynfryn, Wrexham; Arthur Jones, 4, Percy-road. Wrexham; Jas. Fraser, Holt Cot- tage, Holt-street, Wrexham; Edwd. Farrer l Hughes, 40, Court-road, Wrexham; Jos. Thos. Davies, 75. Rhosddu-road, Wrexham; David Chas. Price, 34, Alma Terrace, Penycae; Sid- ney Jones, 26, Kenyon Avenue, Garden Village, I Wrexham; Peter Parry, 135, Ruafeon-road. Wrexham; John Lloyd Evans, 15, Earle-street., Wrexham; David Waiter Jacubs, The King's Head/Hotel, Wrexham; Samuel L., Hodges, 5. Albert-street, Wrexham; Arthur Kethy Jones, 5, Victoria-road, Wrexham; John Richard Jones, Lloyd's Terrace, Cefn, Ruabon; Fredk. Wrn. Lewis, 17, Orescent-road, Wrexham; Patrick I Loufrhran, 7, Victoria-road, Wrexham; Herbert Williams, 15, Hill-street, Rhostyllen; .John Daniel Pritchard, Llys Menai, Llangollen; Amos Phillips, Gorph wygfa. Glyn, Chirk; Ed- ward Robbing, Mayfield, Norman-'road, Wrex- ham Christmas Evans, Stone House, Penycae, Ruabon; Fredk. Ohadwiok, 3. Charles-etreet, Wrexham. Adiourned John Jones. Trevor Cottage, Trevor; Francis I Price, 10, Tanygraig, Cefn- Dismissed: John H. Browne, 65, Benjamin- road. Wrexham. Out of Order: William Tunnah, Norfolk House. New-street, Rhos. WREXHAM RURAL, I i Dec. 9: Geo. Bradley, Liverpool House, Rhos- rohin. at Sandycroft Foundry (G. 2); William I David Fouikes, 30, Princess-street, Wrexham, closptrer (G 2\; Walter Lewis Yates, 35, Wrex-! ham-road, Broughton, clogger (G. 2); John Richard Lloyd, 17. Llewellyn-road, Coedpoeth, attendance officer; William Williams, Farmjeigh, Lieweilyn-raad, Goedpoerih, provision manager (G. 2); Edward Pemberton, 27, Talwrn-road, Coedpoeth, motor driver (G. 2); Thomas Charles Hughes, Bryndeddvd Cottage, Coedpoeth, un- dertaker (G. 2). Nov. 9: John Williams. 3, off Brown's Lane, Cefn, plain plasterer (G. 3). I March 9: William Jones, 7, Afongooh, Ruabon, electric tram-oar driver (G. 3); Samuel i Thomas, 34, Talwrn-road, Coedpoeth. postman (G. 3); Thomas John Davies, 7, Market-street, Rhos, tobacconist (G.x 2); Wilfred Johnson, Crescent Villas, Johnstown, general merchant (G. 3); Thomas Henry Jackson, The Clock, I Penybryn, Ruabon, heather besom maker (G 2); John Richard Thomas, 34, High-street, Rho&, school teacher (G. 2). N.S .R.'a application allowed: John Jones, 38, I' High-street, Brymbo. insurance agent (G. 1).< Fourteen oav5: Alfred Williams. 5. Abbott- street, Wrexham, grocer's manager (G. 3).
———' | Wrexham Parliamentary Division. ? LIBERAL DELEGATES TO MEET. I We understand that the newly-formed Wrexham Parliamentary Liberal Association has now been formed, and that about 800 dele- gates are to meet in the course of the next ten days to elect officers and, deal with the question of selecting a candidate for the com- ing election. The attitude of the new Asso- ciation to the present members for East Den- bighshire (Mr. E. T. John, M.P.) will be watched with great interest, particularly by the other parties to the Coalition Govern- ment, and by the Labour interests, who have now received an intimation from Mr. W. B. Steer of Derby of-his intention to accept, nomination for the division. j
I Denbighshire Compensation 1 Authority. Mr. R. G. Venables presided over the final meeting of the Denbighshire Compensation Authority set up under the Licensing Act held at the County Buildings, Wrexham, on Tues- day, when the following assessments were macl.Canibriaii Arms, Ponkey (owners, ISoames and Co., rcensee, Mary Jane Parry), £ 172.; Griffin Inn, Ponkey (owner, Horace Blew, licensee, Daniel Roberts), £ 549; New Inn, Moss (owner, Lassel1 and Sharman, Caergwrle, tenant, E. H. Vaughan), £ 900; Red Lion, Nant-road, Moss (owner and occu- pier, Joseph Woollam), £ 614; Cymro Tavern, Clawdd Newydd (owner, Mrs. A. J. Maskell, licensee. Jas. Grant), L30,
CHIRK. I FORTHCOMING EVENTS. Our a,dver'¡ tising columns to-day contain announcements ￼ of a dramatic performance on Tuesday next at 7-30 p.m. at the Parish Hall, in aid of the Sinking Fund for the New Cottage Hospital, I when. besides an attractive series of short plays Miss Ellen Terry will recite and of a concert at the Parish Hall on Thursday, Sept. 26, in aid of Our Day Red Cross Fund and the Chirk Branch of the Denbighshire County Comforts Fund, when Lady Howard de Walden and others will take part.
Owing to the bursting of an electric globe at a. picture house at Birmingham, on Satur- day, a panic occurred among the children in the buiMing, and a number were injured.
[ WREXHAM. I ff" '.Jeal office of the er Counties AdfertUer' I is at Border Press, Egerton Street, where all com- 'I mcricatloos should be addressed to Air G. G. Lerryj locui representative.3 I ON LEAVE. — Pte. Stewart McKinley, j R.G.A., is home on leave frcm Italy. NATIONAL WAR BONDS. Subscribed; during week ending August 31, £1,155; total to August 31, j FOOTBALL. George Wynn, the former Wrexham, Manchester City and Welsh Inter national footballer, has been wounded in the left leg and foot. THE DISABLED.—It is proposed to organ- ise classes for training disabled sailors and soldiers in dental mechanics and watch re- pairers at the Wrexham Science and Art Ij School. I CHESTER-STREET CFIURCH.-The Rev. j C. H. Dodd of Oxford, son of Mr. Charles Dodd, F. R.G.S., head master of the Victoria School, conducted the services at Chester- street Church on Sunday. AFTER FOUR YEARS.—Lance-Corpl. A. J. Jones, Cheshire Regiment, has beea a prisoner of war in Germany for four years. He is quite well. Mr. Jones, his father, was until recently head gardener at Gefn Park. MEDALS PRESENTED. An interesting ceremony took place at the Barracks at morn- ing parade on Wednesday, when Major Rick- man presented the D.C.M. and Belgian Croix I' de Guerre medals to R.S.M. Geo. Owen. He said that next to the V.C. they were the I:llgh-I est honour a soldier could win on the battle- ncfd, and that it was the first Belgian Croix de Guerre to be presented in Wrexham. He was proud to think this honour had b?en J gained by a Royal Welsh Fusilier. R.S.M. Owen has been nearly four years in France, and rejoins his battalion this week. THE INFIRMARY.—At the monthly meet- ing of the Infirmary on Wednesday, it was I stated that the number of in-door patients on July 31, was 59; admitted during the month, 35; discharged, 34; died, 6; and under treat- ment at the end of August, 54. In the out- patients' department the attendance number- II ed 334, number treated 246. new cases 90, and number of dressings 217. Number of I operations during ths month 24, number of casualties, 61.- The masseuse treated, during the month, 98 out-patients and 14 in-patients, the hours of attendance being 64, and during the montli of August, 107 out-patients and 24 m-patients, the hours of attendance being 73. THE LATE MISS ENID JONES.—The funeral took place on Monday. SDt. 2. of I Miss Enid Meredith Jones,, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfrid Jones, Bryn Meirion, Ruabon-road., whose death occurred on the: previous Wednesday after a lingering illness, at the age of 18. The funeral was conducted; by the Rev. E. Anwyl of Llangollen, and the service at the house was taken by the Rev. J Charles Jones (Wrexham) the Rev. Lewis i Morris (Wrexham) officiating at the grave- side. A large number of friends attended to pay a last tribute of respect, Miss Jones hav- ing been very popular with all who knew her. A number of beautiful wreaths were sent. POLICE NEWTS.—At the Borough Police Court, on Mond.ay, before his Worship the Mayor (Councillor L. B. Rowland) and other; magistrates, the only case down for hearing I was that in which Alice McDermott, 1, McDermott's-court, summoned her husband, Thomas Michael McDermott, 2, Eagle-street, for persistent cruelty, and applied for a separation order.—Complainant stated she had been married thirty years and had a large family, four of her sons having joined up. Her husband frequently thrashed her, the last time being on Saturday week, and she found i it impossible to live with him.—Defendant de- nied the allegations of cruelty, and said his wife was constantly drunk. The case was adjourned to give the parties an opportunity of coming to terms. WESLEYAN METHODIST CIRCUIT.— A reception tea and meeting to welcome the Rev. J. Colliver 'Williams, the newly ap- pointed superintendent minister, and his family was held in Brynyffynnon schoolroom on Wednesday. After tea. a short organ re- cital was given by Mr. A. E. Ellis. Mr. W. T. Jones (Brymbo) led the devotional exercises. The welcome meeting was presided over by Mr. Gulland, senior circuit steward, and addresses of welcome were given by the Chairman, Mr. G. T. Davies, junior circuit steward., Messrs. J. Snowden and Edward Edwards, on behalf of the local preachers, Mr. C. Roberts (Moss), Miss Price -(Gresford), Messrs. T. Evan's (Caergwrle), R. Griffiths (Ruabon), J. Hopley Pierce, Arnold Davies, W. Aston (Wrex- ham) the Rev. T. C. Anwyl and F. C. Ashton, circuit ministers. The Rev. J. Colliver Wil- liams suitably replied., and a most inspiring meeting was brought to a close by the sing- ing of 0 God, our help in ages past and the Benediction. PENSIONS AND WAGES.—A meeting of the Old Age Pensions Committee was held on Thursday, Mr. A. Seymour-Jones presiding. A number of claims for old age pensions were considered bv the committee, and on the re- port of the "Pensions Officer were granted sums of 5s. per week. As the result of a ques- tion raised by one pensioner the pension was increased from Is. to 5s. per week. A number of claims for separation allowances in which claimants were dissatisfied with the findings of the Pensions Officer were also dealt with. One was adjourned to enable the Pensions Officer to make further inquiries, owing to the fact that a rather unusual point arose in fhe case and the other cases were decided accord- ing to the Pensions Officer's finding. The majority of the applicants appeared in person, and were interviewed by the committee. The Clerk reported that the County Committee had re-appointed the members of the Sub- Committee for another year. An important point to pensioners dealing with earnings was raised at the meeting, viz., what sum pen- sioners are able, to earn as wages without jeopardising their claim to their old age n--n- sion. The Clerk reported that the present conditions as to income provided tha,t pen- sioners both in rural and urban districts were allowed to receive up to 80s. per week in wages and other means (compared with 20s. previously in urban districts) without being disquBlified to receive a pension. This. of course, applied only to persons now in re- 'I ceipt øfold age pensions and not to appli- cants. This concession granted by the Gov- ernment was intended to render assistance to industries which had been depleted of work- men in consequence of the war.
I Shocking Cruelty. I I LLANDYSILIO MAGISTRATES' I LENIENCY. I At Llandysilio Petty Sessions, on Saturday, j before Mr. D. Foulkes (presiding) and Mr. J. Turner, William Pugh, gardener and general workman, Chapel-road, Llan" vmynech, was charged by Inspector W. T. Laird, R.S.P.C.C., with unlawfully and cruelly treating a horse when in an unfit state on August 13tlt.Defen(laiit pleaded not guilty. Annie Morgan, Chapel-road, Llanymynech, said that on August 13th she and her neigh- bour, Mrs. Jones, saw a wound covered by a cloth on the horse's back, and also the de- fendant beating it to get it along. Inspector Laird said that in the morning of August 15 he saw defendant at Llanymynech and told him he was making inquiries about his horse and that he heard that it had a large sore on its back, and asked to see it. He replied,, Oh, it is too late; the pony dropped dead yesterday, and I buried it in the gar- den." He also said that he bought the pony, cart and harness for 50s. in Oswestrv vhree weeks before, but he was in ckink" at the time. He brought it home, and worked it afterwards, selling vegetables from the cart. On Wednesday he said he had a job to get it home, and on Thursday it died, and they buried it in the garden. PONY'S BODY EXHUMED. He (Inspector Laird) then said he was afraid he would have to exhume it, which he did, and found a wound 13 inches bv 11 inches over the ridge of the back. The spine was exposed for about seven inches. The flesh was eaten away from the spine, and the whole was a putrid mass. It looked very much to him as if the animal had died, from starvation and neglect. He questioned de- fendant, about flogging the pony to get it home on the Wednesday, and he said.. "I had to get it home somehow, so I had to flog it." There was another large wound on the off shoulder. The feet were cut off, and the de- fendant told him that there was some good iron on them, so he sold them to the black- smith. The case was one of gross neglect and cruelty, for the horse must have been ia very great pain when it was worked while in that state. The harness and the bag that was over the sore he saw was soaked in mat- ter. --Cro,,s- e.xami ned by the Inspector, the defendant said he had. to drag the pony down a gravel path and through gooseberry bushes to the place where it was buried, so lie did not think he should be blamed, for the other wound. It did not die of starvation, for it was out grazing in the field all the time he had it. He put the bag under the saddle to keep the flies from worrying it. He kept it on while it was in the field for the same pur- pose. It had an old wound on the back. A lady did. not remonstrate with him for Begging it the day before it died. BOUGHT FOR FIFTY SHILLINGS. The defendant stated that he bought the pony at Oswestry, and it was in his posses- sion for three weeks. There was no open wound on it when it died, and two Oldham men helped him to drag it along the gravel path and to bury it in the garden. It had an old wound on its back, and this must have drawn off the scab and, opened it. It lay in the blazing sun for a whole day, and got into a bad state then. He was not in drink when he bought the pony, cart and harness for 50s., and there was nothing wrong with it then. He did not call taking a few cab- bages and potatoes about on the cart work- ing the horse. The Chairman said the magistrates agreed that the pony suffered very much while in his care, and he was very much at fault in per- mitting it to suffer to such an extent. They had power to fine him £ 25, but they were dealing very leniently with him in fining him £ 1 and 2s. 6d. costs and. allowing 14 days in which to pay.
RUABON. ON LEAVE.—Among soldiers on leave are Sergt. Jack Williams, Cleveland-street, and Pte. Jack Davies, R.W.F., Green Cottages, who are spending a short time at home. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. The Sunday School treat took place on Wednes- day, September 4, when about 80 sat down to tea served, in the schoolroom by the Sun- day school teachers and elder scholars. Owing to unfavourable weather, the sportg had to be abandoned, and in their stead games were indulged, in in the schoolroom, and a very enjoyable evening spent. SUNDAY SCHOOL TREAT.—On Thurs- day afternoon about 50 scholars and friends of the Welsh Baptist Sunday school sat down to tea provided by church friends. The teachers and elder scholars attended to the needs of the young people. An entertain- ment was held., in lieu of sports, over which the Superintendent, Mr. Robert Edwards, presided, and the juveniles provided an en- joyable programme. FIELD CLUB.—The members of the Field Club, despite the unpropitious weather, had an enjoyable outing on Saturday, when Selat- tyn was their destination. Mr. J. B. Bruce, M.Sc. (hon. secretary of the Club) was the leader, and botany formed the principal feature of the excursion. Tea was partaken of at Selattyn, after which the party divided, some going on to Oswestry and others over the hills to Llangollen. PENTRE BROUGHTON. ON LEAVE.—Four of the old boys who are now in His Majesty's Forces visited the school during their short leave last week, namely, Ptes. Ambrose Thomas, Ernest Jones, George Davies and G. O. Pritchard. The two former have gone through some of the sevex-st struggles in the great war, and Pte. Ambrose Thomas, who wears the Mons ribbon, ery kindly presented a German gas-mask to the School. SCHOLASTIC. Richard Emrys Davies, son of Rev. E. Davies, Clayton Road, has ob- tained the Senior Central Welsh Board certifi cate in thirteen subjects, securing six d'V tinctions. He is a. former scholar of the Pentre School, whence Tie obtained a scholar- ship securing admittance to the Wrexham County School. Another former scholar of the. Boys' School, Reginald Davies, of Top y- Cefn, has just secured the First Class Certifi- cate in Wireless Telegraphy and will be pro- ceeding to his duties on one of the naval transports..