Sir Henry Dalziel, M.P., already an exten- sive newspaper proprietor, has bought the •" Daily Chronicle," on behalf of himself and his political and business associates. I The proposed Hague agreement on the tX change of prisoners between England and Germany has not secured ratification, but the Government announce that they will take whatever steps M'e gpen to them to promote the better treatment of our men in Germany. It will be remembered that, nnlike our Government, the French succeeded in getting a workable arrangement of exchange. The Prisoners of War Department states that it has been decided to cancel the regula- tion at present in force which prohibits the transmission to neutral countries of orders to send food to prisoners of war and civilians in. terned in enemy countries. No licences will henceforth be required to enable remittances to be made to neutral countries to pay for foodstuffs forwarded, whether before or after the date of ibis narticA, to tiMM pasmers.
i^irx^i/Ti/\iriLrig^ooLnjf>oivriiiHiir" rw Disabled Men and Industrial Life. A DENBIGHSHIRE EXPERIMENT. J "The problem of the re-imstatement in eivil employment of discharged sailors md soldiers is fraught with great difficulties, and as time goes on these will continue to in- crease. It is essential that as much as poss- ible be ascertained of their temperament, in- dustrial experience, and home circumstances, before joining the Colours, and a general idea obtained of their present outlook on life. It is important, too, that no opportunity be lost of understanding the psychology of ex-service men if successful placing is to be effected. There is but one way to accomplish these de- siderata, and that is, by the cultivation of easy personal touch with the men, free from the usually cold atmosphere of bureaucracy." These are the opening sentences of the report just issued by the Joint Sub-Committee of the Wrexham Local Advisory Committee (Minis- try of Labour) and the Denbighshire War Pensions Committee on the result of the first vii months' working. The Committee is fortunate in having as chairman Mr. Alfred Seymour Jones, Pen- dower, Wrexham, who bas, since the outbreak af war, devoted himself untiringly to the wel- fare of discharged soldiers. AREA AND STATISTICS. I The area covered includes practically the I whole of Denbighshire, together with the major portion of Merionethshire, and an im- I portant part of Flintshire. The population is approximately 200,000. Local agents of the Employment Exchanges are established at Brymbo, Ruvbon, Cor wen, Dolgelley, Bala, Llangollen, Ruthin, Denbigh, St. Asa.ph, Holt and Cerrigydruidion. These agents have performed very useful work in re- gistering discharged men, by interview and otherwise, and their co-operation has been especially valuable in districts not within easy touch of the industrial world. The statistics relating to the work done from March, 1918, ¡ to the end of August, 1918, show that 463 notifications of discharged men were received I at the Exchange, 296 registered, 165 were I placed in employment, 157 have returned to their old employment or have found work themselves, while 155 are not fit for work or are in abeyance. in detail, various phmes After describing, in detail, various phases of the Cojnmittee's activities, the report says METHODS OF PROCEDURE. I At each monthly meeting, the members of the Committee have had reports presented to them on ex-soldiers, discharged during the pre- vious month, showing how each man had been dealt with. From time to time oases are met with presenting special difficulties, and a large number of these men have been invited to attend for interview with this Committee or with Sub-committees thereof. Individual members have taken upon themselves the f onerous functions of seeing what could be done with such man, and by their personal in- fluence very valuable assistance has been rend- ered. The employers of the area have been appealed to by personal calls, circulars, and by ordinary correspondence, inviting notifica- tion of vacancies. Generally speaking, they have been most anxious to assist the Joint Sub-Committee. The results are shewn by the placings effected. Employers are usually willing to find an opening for an ex-service man, but unfortunately, the nature of the oc- cupation is not always such as to harmonfse with the man's physical ability, and occasion- ally, does not ensure a satisfactory promise of a career. More remains to be done by em- ployers in the notification of ordinary open- ings, and particularly of vacancies for work of a light character suitable for severely dis- abled men. Another special appeal to em- ployers, by letter, is about to be made, and the suggestion is, that the circular should also encourage the reporting of vacancies suitable for the widows of sailors and soldiers. The report, which is signed by Mr. A. H. Roberts, manager of the Employment Ex- change, Wrexham, and by Mr. Dowell Jones, secretary of the Joint Sub-Committee, was < adopted at the last meeting of the Committee, i when an interesting discussion took place chiefly as to the importance of taking steeps to secure local representatives in each dis- trict to take a personal interest in the men and to assist them back to industrial life.
WREXHAM BOROUGHJ POLICE COURT. I Monday, before his Worship the Mayor (Coun- I cillor L. B. Rowland) in the chair, Dr. Palin, Messrs. T. B. Taylor, J. F. Edisbury and C. Davies. NQGHT. Albert Edward Bail, 15. York-street, and Stephen Jones, 2, Vicarage Lane, Greeford, were each fined 10s. for riding: a. bicycle without a light. Special Constable Bendon proved the oa-se. GOING FOR AN OUTING. I ?. ffinocn iSvanis, Maes lycmyn, jpenxre Mrougft- ton. was charged with a breach of D.O.R.A., by usinsr an omnibus in an unlawful m&nner.- Sargt. Rowlands stated that on Sunday, Augr25, defenda-nt drove two horses, attached to a char- abanc, along High-street, and on being ques- tioned admitted he was going for an outing. Tha vehicle contained eight persona, including the I driver.—I afandant said he was under the im- pression "he refutations meant he could not carry me e than six persons with one horeo-, and for tha.t. reason he brought two homes.—The offence was characterised as » sejious one, ana a flyis ai £ 5 waa imposed. :1
I RHOSYMEDRE. J PRIMITIVE METHODI8T CHAPEL. J Che A.arvest thanksgiving services were held cn S?iod?y l&st when Alderman J. D. Jones, 'We!? ?poof, WM the preacher. The oh&pel wa?! nly decorated by the lady members of th< church. Collections were taken during th, day. MILITARY FUNERAL.—On Monday, & It iHsary funeral, largely attended, was accorded #■0 Pta. John Aubrey Evans, LlangoEen Terrace, ??6 died of W'Onnæ received on September 13. llie band and Urin? party from the Barmcks, rrealm, <?e!nded. and the Rev. F. A. May", rimitiVe Me&odi?t minister. officiated at the Qhapel and graveside. The chief mourners were ?0 M?aew )Mwtba ai?d Jane Dul- t?n OWWM) %ad Urotbw. Wt?an BwaM.
Tuberculosis Patients. I DENBIGHSHIRE COMMITTEE DISCUSS TREATMENT. Sir David Da-vies presided at the meeting of the Denbighshire Insurance Committee on Thursday, a discussion took place on the question of tuberciilosis patients leaving in- stitutions without consent, and the Chairman said in these cases not only the individual suffered but the community suffered by one man disregarding the regulations laid down for his own protection. Mr. D. W. Evans, general director of the King Edward Welsh National Memorial Association, who was pres- ent, regretted that the number of patients; leaving against medical advice was very much on the increase, and suggested that the Insur- ance Committee should discourage this in every way in their power. Before patients went into these institutions the Committee might use all the power and influence they l.ad to persuade them to Remain untij discharged. A resolution to deal with the matter on these lines, and also to take such action as might be deemed necessary or expedient, was passed, the Vice-chairman (Mr. E. Wilson) remarking that whereas the number of patients who took their discharge against medical advice for the year ending March, 1915, was 208, at March of this year it had increased to 355. This was an alarming increase, and showed that they as a Committee must do all they could to impress these patients with the importance of the matter not only in their own interests but in the interests of the homes from which they came.. Dr. Yates remarked that what was wanted was an Act of Parliament, as at pres- ent if a man was recommended sanatorium treatment he could not be sent unless he /as agreeable, whereas if he had diphtheria he w,as sent to the Fever Hospital and kept there until cured.—In proposing the adoption of the minutes of a. sub-committee dealing with the Ministry of Health, the Chairman said he was sure the members were all of one opinion that the future of their country depended on a Ministry of Health being established in the near future. Insurance Committees should press the matter forward with all the vigour they possessed, and should also make special points of the housing problem and the proper treatment of tuberculosis. 1 —————— I
Welsh Prisoners of War. I THE NEW MAINTENANCE FUND. I Lord Kenyon presided over an influential meeting I at the Church House, Wrexham, on Thursday, which had been convened by him for the purpose of organ- ising in that part of Denbighshire the fund necessary for the maintenance of British prisoners of war in the hands of the enemay. It was pointed out by the Chairman that the Gov., emment were prevented by the terms of the Hague Convention from providing food for prisoners captured by the enemy, and it was, he said, our pride to abide by those terms, although the Germans did not do so. The six counties of North Wales, which comprised the area. of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, were now asked to provide their quota according to their population, and as the latter was, roughly, 500,000, the annual contributions per head worked out at 2a, the cost of maintaining the 1,1S2 Royal Welsh Fusiliers in captivity being estimated at £ 50,000. Hitherto Wrexham, the headquarters of the regiment, bad nobly done the whole of this work of send- ing out periodical parcels of food, but now that the number of prisoners had grown so much, chiefly as the result of the great German offensive in the spring, it was only right and fair that the whole of North Wales should be asked to assist. Denbighshire's quota was 914,000, which means that that county required to maintain 317 prisoners. Lord Kenyon went on to suggest that each town and village should adopt this as a basis for their contributions. It wae hoped that. in addition to a stTong executive commit- tee for each county, every town, urban and rural district would form committees under the respective mayors, council chairmen, and so on, for the purpose of raising this large sum of money. All honour, he said, to the voluntary workers of Wrexham for the immense amount of work they had done in raising, the necessary funds hitherto, and the pains they had taken to pack and forward all these parcels. 1 Major Crawsbay, D.S.O., commanding the R.W.F. depot, at Wrexham, who has begun the present organ- isation with energy and zeal, explained that until ¡ recently the. Bed fcross had supplied the difference I between the total amount required and that raised Tbcally, but now they were unable to do so, hence I the present scheme, which was under the Lord Lien- tenant of each county. All industries would be asked to help through th-eir representatives; the co-opera- I tion of agriculture and women's organisations would also be invited. Churches and chapels would be aeked to set apprt collections for the fund, and entertain- ments would bo organised throughout the whole, area. There was no doubt that if British prisoners of war had not received these parcels of food tin y have died of starvation. One repatriated nr!«<v t wrote, "My greatest pleasure is to get up in the morning, go to the looking glass, and see how much flesh I have put on." i Other speakers included the mayor of Wrexham ) (Mr. L. B. Rowland), Mr. A. Seymour Jones, Mr. Robert Jones (checkweigher). Mr. W. H. Bevis, Mr. Ralph Darlington, Mr. H. Croom-Johnson, and Mr. R. W. Egerton, and a resolution, was adopted pledg- ing those present to give the movement their strong- est support and opening a fund to be called "The lord Lieutenant of Denbighshire's Fund for Prisoners of War, Boyal Welsh Fusiliers," and that the baoks of the county be ak'J to rece've snh .ctipt'uss for transmission to the secretary of the Territorial Force Association for Denbighshire, who will act as treasurer
TRIBUNALS. I DENBIGHSHIRE APPEALS. I Tuesday, Aldorman Christmas Jones presiding. DECISIONS. January 9 (with varying conditions): S. Hughes, Jones's Cotrtsage, New Brighton; P. Lewis, 39, High-street, Cefn; L. Smith, Upton, l Chester; T. Dodd, 1, High-street, Rhos; J. T. Barber, 38, Manley-road, Wrexham; S. F. Lane, 45, Chester-street, Wrexham; J. Ll. Morgan, 78, Ruabom-road; J. Moran. 36. Henblas-Street; D. Affaek, Cooper's-lane; A. D. Heath, 39, High- town-road T. H. llixizhes, 7-6, Ruabon-road; J. E. Settle, Royal Oak; T. Wilcock, 10, York- street, Wrexham; C. Brown, Bryn, Minera; R. Allen, The Horns Hotel. S. Westray, 47, King's. Mills-road; W. J. Bea'rup, 69, Norman-road, Wrexham; J. Moesop, Plas New v (id. IJang oil en W. T. Reece, Coedpoeth; W. Griffiths, 37. Pen- ybryn; H. Tomiinson, 13. Kenyon-st.reot; G. W. Tumor, 18, Rutland-road; T. W. Thomas, 101, Ruabon-road, Wrexham. and W. P. Jones, Bryn Main, Uanrhaiadr. To be medically graded: E. Tomlinson, Rhos- neesney. January 19: I. T. Gauge, 37, Palmer-street, Wrexham. No jurisdiction: D. O. Griffiths, Moss. March 31st: A. Grainger, New. toad, Southsea.; T. H. Blackwell. Oak Mount. Cefnybedd; T. Jones, The Limes, Hope; R. Hughes. 139, Ben- lamin-road. Wrexham: R. Wm. Griffiths, 6. Bryn-y-gaer-road, Pentre Broughton; J. T. Griffiths, Top-road. Sunamerhill: F. Griffiths, 2, Osborne Grove, Wrexham; E. Hughes, Brough- ton: J. R. Hughes, Feathers' Shop, Cefn; C. Maddook, 11. Cross-Street, Rhosddu; J. Red House Farm. Ffri'th; and W. K. Harris, Beechwood. Wrexham. [ WREXHAM BOROUGH. I Friday, Alderman Williams in the chair. j I DECISIONS. G. C. Thomas ((4-3), manager of com and hay mills, Caia Stores.—Dec. 31 Thomas Ciubb (44), gardener, 50, Norman- ro,g,d.-To enrol as War Agricultural Volunteer. Ed. ManseU, motor driver. Wreicha-m Steam laundry.-Dec,. 31 (exempt V.T.C.). F. H. Bird (47), grocer.—Dec. 31, exempt V.T.C., and to do one day's national work Yvoolfly. Robert Chesterton (47), baker, Bridge-street.— Dec. 31 and exempt V.T.C. John BoEver (46), brewer, employed by SoMn?e and Co.-Dec. 31, &nd one day's national work weekly in employers' time. A. C. Pugh (38). secretary to Strachan and Evans, seedsmen.—Dec. 31, exempt V.T.C., and to do one day's national work weekly. W. A. Francis (34), 50, Manley-ro&d.-Ad. journed for further particulars till to medical grading.
Inspection of the Welsh Guards. I I LIEUT.-GENERAL SIR FRANCIS I LLOY DS STIRRING SPEECH. Recently, tho 2nd (Reserve) Battalion, Welsh I Guards, were inspected at Ranelagh, London^ by Lioutenant-General Sir Francis Uoyd, G.e. V .0., K.C.B., D.S.O., previous to his retirement from the command of the London District. The Bat- j talion paraded over 1,000 strong, under Lieut, Col. Douglas Gordon. D.S.O.. commanding the battalion. Colonel W. Mfirray-Threipland, 1 D.S.O., commanding the regiment, was also pre- f sent on parade. 0 After the inspection, Sir Francis L, loyd .xnade$| the following address to the battalion on par- ade :—" Wellh Guards,—Fiv« hundred years ago a great English Kin", gare us a Prince. It re- mained for our present beloved King to give us a regiment of Welsh Guards to guard his throne. Begotten and conceived of our nation, called into being by our King, you were born in the storm and stress of a great war, on the 27th February, 1915. Your nret public act was to guard the person of the Kine, under your pre- sent Lieutenarit-Colonel, Colonel Murray-Threip- land. on St. David's Day, 1915. Your baptism of fire was very shortly alter That, but whether it has been in the storm of an attack in a great battle, or the more trying defence in the trenches, you have proved that the tra.ditions of our fight- ing race have never been more exemplified than in yourselves. Could the great Llewellyn or Owen Glyndwr look down on you now, they would both say that yoa are worthy of the great deeds which shone so brightly under their ban- ners. When Lord Kitchener sent for me and g-Il-va me the King's mandate to raise a regiment of Welsh Guards;- I had the proud task, together with Colonel Murray-Threipland, of carrying his Majesty's command into execution, and the whole of Wales sprang to the 1Bea. and gave that im. pulse to tbA regiment which was only needed to ma.ke its entry into the army a great success. And now your ehort life of three years haa placed you in fighting efficiency ■hejfide the beit of the past and the present. Of your qualify, of your training, of your appearance, I will not speak. They are so self-evident that it is unnecessary, but wherever you go you stand a worthy com- peer of the regimftxto of the King's Guards. In ihe fighting of the future your record will be as great as that of the past, and in looking forward I ffive you every good N4ish that it is possible for a Welshman to offer. You have the feelings of the whole of Wales behind you, and you are worthy of them. Confident am I that your feats of arms will be only equalled by the high re- spect which in the days of peace that are to eoipe you will earn from all with whom you come in contact. I wieh you every A100d wish that tt is possible to give, bbth to yourselves collectively as ft gr&fitt regiment, and to each o? you indi- vidually when you pam onward to the well earned rest, and the happy vocations which a greait and lasting peaCA will bring to you. In retirement I shall watch you with the love and eagerness which I have al-ways fek. towards you, and I know that -vou will have but one sentiment m tho future as in the past-the love of our King and Ormru am Byfch."
PEN YC AE. I WOMEN'S MEETING. At & War Aims Committee for women, %,old in the English Baptist Chapel, lInd er the presidency of the Aev. W. Barker Jones, stirring addresses were delivered by Mrs. Pen?ick and the Rev. R. J. Paterson .rgan, B?ngor-on-Dee. O',
Mr. Robert Jones, Rhiwaedog, Bala, has a sheaf of corn with 276 heads. Mr. David Thomas, who.died at Neath last week at the age of 02, was for 20 years man- ager of Cwmavon collieries and iroa mines and for 10 years of the Rhymney collieries. He founded the Welsh Institute of Engineers. Mr. J. H. Thomas reports to the N. U.R. members that he has received notice of an in, junction prohibiting the Union from paying strike ailewaneef in connection with the recent unofficial steppage. Ho asks branches and members for their co-operation in carrying out the Law Court's judgment.
WREXHAM. MUSICAL.—Miss Annie Eva;:s has passed the examination for the diploma of A.R.C.M. in pianoforte teaching, which was held in London. THE LATE MR. GEO. MUSGROVE.— The death took place, suddenly, on Thurs- day of Mr. George Musgrove, of Duke-street. Mr. Musgrove has been manager of Messrs. Crane and Sons, Wrexham branch, for some little time past. He was a keen Freemason, and the members of the Square and Compass Lodge attended his funeral, on Tuesday, in representative numbers. BOWLS.—Councillor E. J. Williams and Mr. Levi Thomas played the final of the Wrexham Park's bowling handicap. Mr. Levi Thomas won by 2118, after an excellent game. Councillor Stanford, chairman of the Parks Committee, presented the prizes to the finalists, and said that the winner had gained his success by consistently good bowling, he having wou three handicaps this season. Mr. Shaw presented the prizes to Mr. William Jones and Mr. Roberts, the semi-finalistrs. WREXHAM FETE.—A very successful social gathering was held at Messrs. Powell's works on Wednesday, when cheques for El,213 3s. lid., representing the proceeds of the recent fete, were presented on behalf of the firm and its employees to the North Wales Heroes' Memorial, the Wrexham War Memo- rial Infirmary, the Mayoress of Wrexham's Comforts Fund, the R.W.F. Prisoners of War Fund, the Boy Scouts and the Queen Mary's Needlework Guild. CONCERT TO WOUNDED.-On Friday, the Dr. Caradog Roberts' Concert Party visited the Roseneath Military Hospital and gave a concert to the wounded soldiers. The' party consisted of Miss Mary Griffiths (con- tralto), Mr. J. Watkin Hughes (tenor), Mr. Wilfrid Jonts (baritone), Mr. S. A. Duce, violinist, and Dr. Caradog Roberts, pianist. I The soldiers fully appreciated the concert, and gave the party a most enthusiastic reception. Mr. Croom Johnson presided. THE INFIRMARY.—At the monthly meet- i, ing of the Wrexham Infirmary, on Wednesday, it was stated the number of in-door patients I on August 31 was 54; admitted during the month, 26; discharged, 31; died, 1; and under treatment- at the end of September, 48. In the out-patients' department the attendance numbered 286; number treated, 193; new cases, 81; and number of dressings, 90. The number of operations was 21, and the num- ber of casualties, 47. EARLIER CLOSING. The Mayor an. nounces that at a public meeting held on Fri- day it was agreed to adopt the following hours for the closing of all shops (except those for the sale of refreshments, newspapers, tobacco, drugs and medicines) on and after Monday next, Oct. 14 :-Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 p.m. It was also resolved to re- commend all traders to close between 1 and 3 each day, if this arrangement is found to be convenient. APPOINTMENT.—It is announced in the Hospital Gazette" that Mr. W. H. Butchers, M.P.S., chief pharmacist of the Manchester Royal Infirmary and. the Baines Convalescent Hospital, has been appointed consulting pharmacist to the East Lancashire Homes for Disabled Sailors and Soldiers. He had also been appointed hon. secretary of the Manchester District Branch of the Incorpor- ated Association of Hospital Officers. Mr. Butchers is a son of Mr. H. A. Butchers, Ruabon-road, Wrexham, and. served his ap- prenticeship with Mr. L. B. Rowland, mayor of Wrexham. EAST DENBIGHSHIRE BOY SCOUTS. —A meeting in connection with the East Denbighshire Boy Scouts' Association was held on Thursday. Mr. Arthur Evans pre- sided, and a resolution was passed thanking Messrs. Powell's for their generous donation to the funds in return for the work done by the Scouts in connection with the fete on August Bank Holiday. The winter programme was discussed. Arrangements are being made for a football league, boxing competition, lec- tures and conferences, and it is hoped that at the end of the season the Chief Scout, Lieut.- General Sir R. Baden Powell will visit Wrex- ham. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—Mr. E. D. Roberts in the chair.—A vote of sympathv was unanimously passed with the widow of Mr. J. E. Savage.—The question of filling the vacant registrarship arose on a letter from the Registrar-General suggesting a re-arrange- ment of th# district.—TlWBoard resolved that the area be not changed, and Mr.T. B. Taylor suggested that a discharged sailor or soldier should be appointed to fill the post.—A dis- cussion took place regarding a soldier's wife at present an inmate of the Infirmary, and it was decided to make inquiries as to whether there is a suitable institution to which she can be transferred. The gift of 9166 14s. Sd. towards the Soldiers' Comforts Fund in con- nection with Croesnewydd Hospital, from the Marchwiel Hall fete, was acknowledged.—It was decided to ask the Army Council and the Ministry of Pensions to pay any sums due to Dr. Edwards Jones for his servioes as medi- cal officer direct, in order that the Board may be able to retain his services as a poor law guardian. Dr. Edwardfc Jones has re- signed his seat, but the Board desire to re. tain his services. OLD-AGE PENSIONS AND SEPARA- TION ALLOWANCES.—A meeting of the Old-Age Pensions Committee for Wrexham and district was held on Thursday. Mr. A. Seymour Jones presided, and Alderman Thos. Jones, Messrs. T. G. Boscawen, Jas. Lee, Robert Jonep, the Clerk (Mf. J. S. Lloyd), and Mr. Hallett (pension officer) were pre- sent. Mr. Hatry Edwards, J.P., sent an apology for absence.—A number of claims for old-age pensions were considered, and on the report of the Pensions Officer that they were qualified all but one, which was disallowed by reason of exoess of means, were granted pen- sions of 5s. a week. The applicant in the case disallowed attended, and the case was fully investigated by the Committee.-Claimij for separation allowances, in which the claim- ants were dissatisfied with the finding of the Pensions Officer, were dealt with, one being an appeal from a previous decision. Both claimants attended, and in one case an allow- ance was recommended, and in the other the Committee confirmed the Pensions Offiter's finding, but as there were exceptional circum- stanoeg recommended applicant to apply for a supplemental allowance.
Irish civilians are, by military order, not to carry or keep firearpxs.