OUR DAY. ) LLANGOLLEN'S NOTABLE j ACHIEVEMENT. I Mrs. M. A. Richards, Gl&acoed, Llangollen, vice-president, who wishes to heartily thank all good friends who so kindly helped her by gifts, services and otherwise to make the above such an immense success, forwards the following par- ticulars of the collection i-a aid of Our Day for the British Red, Cross Socie'-yContribu- tions from offertories from the following: Llan- srollen Parish Church, £20; Liaritysilio Church, a 2s. 6d.: English Wesleyan (per Mr. Wrigley), £ 6 13s. 7d.; Rehobotih Chapel (per Mr. R. E. Roberts), £ 2 18a.; Welsh Wesleyan Chapel (per Rev. Rees Jones), JB1 2s. 6d.; Welsh Baptist I Chapel (per Mr. D. A. Jones), jBl 240 Is, 7d.: I proceeds of concert and auction of articles kindlv jfiven by various friends. £ 61 9s.; auction of 1amb, kindly presented by Captain Bt, and ueg competition as to its weight, £ 45: :Rag day and market tfall, B41 17s. 3d.: donations: •Misses Drinkwater JBI Is., Mrs. Thomas Davies 109.£1 lis. jscrand total, £100 183. lOd.
Llangollen Urban Council. 1. THE CHAIRMAN EXPLAINS. I At the adjourned monthly meeting of the Urban Council, on Wednesday night, Mr. H. Birch presided, and there were also present Messrs. T, C. Davies. W. P. Williams, C. W. Richards, Arthur Edwards, A. J. Price, J. H. Davies, with the Surveyor (Mr. J. W. Hughes) and the Clerk (Mr. E. Foulkes Jones). Chief interest centred in the attitude of the Council workmen, who are out on strike for an increase of their weekly wages from 82s. to 37s. It was reported that an attempt was being made to carry on with an old-age pen- sioner. a woman volunteer, and a discharged soldier, but the effect is proving a very un- satisfactory one. and that evidently something very drastic would have to be done as the roads leading from the town to the boundaries were in a very neglected condition. Mr. H. Birch said as chairman of the au- thority he desired the position to be fully understood, and any misconception to be cleared away. This was not a difficulty as to the amount of wages required by the 'workmen. The Council had no desire to pay their em- ployees an inadequate wage. The men, gener- ally, were capable of doing work of greater national importance than they were engaged upon as employees of the Council. This work was not of a heavy character on the contrary it was somewhat light; and it was in conse- quence of this that the Council, some time ago, adopted a resolution to the effect that the men would be released from their engage- ments with the Council if they obtained em- ployment in which they were able to do better service to the country. So, when the request for an increase of wages was received and a date fixed upon which, if it were not accorded, the men would cease work, the Council de- cided that they would stand by their resolu- tion, and accept the resignations of the men with the understanding that they accept work of more national importance than attending to the streets and, be might say, the whole of the men had secured such employment. The Council then had to face the question of filling the vacancies thus cauaed; and it was inevit- able that this should take time. It must, however, be borne in mind that the Council were in no sense of the word averse to paying the men a fair day's wage for a f air day's work-this was not the point at all. So, after the resignations had been accepted and the men had obtained more useful employment, advertisements were issued for men to carry on" and, although he could not vet speak officially on the matter, be conveyed the in- formation that the response had been satis- factory and that there need be no difficulty in making a suitable selection from amongst the applicants. Put briefly, the position wag this —the Council felt justified in permitting their men to go to perform more useful work than they were in a position to offer them and were endeavouring to fill their places by appointing men who would not be qualified to perform work of greater national importance. The outstanding desire of the Council was not to detain men who might be doing more for the general good than they could provide them with the means of doing. Mr. A. J, Price who, from the first, has as- sociated himself with the interests of the men, sa.id that the position was as the Chairman had indicated, and there was no desire on the part of the Council to pay otherwise than a fair wage to their employees. The Council decided to hold a special meet- ing to-day (Friday) to consider applications in response to the advertisement for workmen, and to give special preference to the claims of men who have worked in His Majesty's service. An application was received from Mr. E. Derbyshire (clerk to the Llangollen Rural Dis- trict Council) asking the Crban Council if they could grant them the services of their sanitary inspector for a, day or two, as their officer had resigned and the consequence of continued neglect might be serious, but the urban authority decided that, in view of the difficulties they are at present experiencing in their own area, they are not in a position to grant the request.
Llangollen Farmer^ Jltfön I MR. GEORGE T. APPS, AND ORGANIZATION. A largely attended meeting of farmers was h'M at the Grapes Hotel, Llangollen, on Wednesday rifht, )i r., Parryi, Manor Farm, Wrexham, presiding. Mr. Apps (secretary of the National Farmers' Union;, said that "der the reconstruction scheme the idea was to have in and around eTery market town in Englanl and Wales local branches who would send representatives to their respective county committees. The county committees would in turn elect from their body to sit la seneral committee in London, which met quarterly at least, and which ap- pointed members on the executive which met, monthly. Tilelooal branches managed their own local affairs entirely, and the amount of the subscription to be paid by their members was decided by themselves, though he might tell them if they wanted their work done properly they would want money. Mr. M. Edwards addressed t.he meeting in Welsh, and it was unanimously decided ro have a further meeting at, which to discuss organisation prospects. ■» —
LianfylHn Fuel Committee. PEAT POSSIBILITIES. The Llanfyllin R-aral Fuel Committee met on Thursday. when Mr, D. L. Bebb wa$appoiif^ed chairman end Mr. Thomas Edwaxda secretary. The prees of coal ware fixed on tbe 014 e, Plus 4s. a ton, as already allowed by the Board ot Tr-Ade. The .prices ar^.thus t-bo** ruling at present. I It was lei-, to(Mf. Griffiths, the overseer, to do all possible to impress on the public she seed for economy in the use of coal and «as.~Mr. D. L. í Bebb said they did not yet realise iha*; there was a great shortage. Mr. Jones. Varchoel, raised rhe question of uain? peat. Mm&rkm? that for 21 yean no; a pound of coal entered his ?hous?, I peat a?ving been solely used. Mr. Storer replied i that eome people in Llajigadfan did use peat;— Jones: There is plenty of peat on numy of I the hills. I Mr. Griffiths said that the allowance for thresh- H, W vyas seven ewts. a day, but he was receiving' ( apphc-arionj! like the folio wing: 'Six days' j thresniiUf and six tons wanted Mr. Griffiths added that one house burned 50 j toni of coal last year and the allQwliionce was now 18 tons.
Husband LifWife Kept Well 18 Years Mr. and Mrs. Croft, of 15 College Avenue Leicester, unite in hearty gratitude to Doan's Pills, which kept each of them wall fol, eighteen years. Mr. Oroffc's experi- ence dates back to 1899; "I was so ill with kidney complaint," he said, that I never expected to recover. I had to take to bed v and it was eighteen weeks before I left it. "The urinary excre- tions were gritty and most painful to effect— and my body had wasted away to skin and bone. -'D«an's Backache Kidney Pills alone have i cured me. My cure was c o m p 1 e te, and two months later I was fighting inSouth Africa. I am now in splendid I health. (Sgd.) W. Croft. j 18 Years" Proof On January 6th, 1918, | Mr. Croft said I consider that Doan's 1 Pills saved my life in 1899. At any rate, I owe them 18 years good health." ¡' Mra. Croft's own ? mother had died of j dropsy, and in 1899 Mrs. Croft developed the cotu plaint. She said;— My kidneys aJ. most failed to act. Gravel *nd obstructions appeat-ed,atd my hands, feet and body swelled to an.%Iarming size-. } "I got worse and worse, until I started using Doan's Baokache Kidney Pillls. These pills did good at once, The dropsy was checked and subdued. ",E ven t u all y this medicine completely cured me. I have not bad a day's illnesssinoe, (Sgd.) E. Croft." On January 6th, 1918, Croft'" said :—" I. can truly speak as my li u s b a n d does, for Doan's Pills l ave also kept me well for fully 18 years. To ensvre the same results as Mr- and Mrs. Or art. insist upon the name Kidiitry Medicine*— D'OAFS BAOKACHE KlfiNET PILLS. Sold fry all Dealers, or 2s. Pd. a bottle from Foster MeCleUan Co., 8 Wells St., Oxford St., London L' I Printed &n4 published by WnxiiM XHOMAf, ot Wits. ham. alld CHARLES PENRHYN 0AHJBOINI, of Cswsstry, under «tte style of WOODAU., MTHSAUJU TSOIUS Co, at tie Carwn Press, Oswestry, sad. ooa 4010 every Friday morning at tbe "AdWttW" CHot, Castle Street, Lknftolleo,, end of til aewBejeme. All a<lveTfcs«meict« and eommxiziietDtloiiis see is. .ut.é<i'o be ead-rosttid to tfce "Advertiser" OtBm, LIAISG" ro r. VIUD-KT, OCTOBEZR U, U" ;■• #
LLANGOLLEN. LEAGUE OF HONOUR.—The local branch for the wounded last week 72 eggs, the total collection ro date bioing 35,625 ex as and cash to date- £ 23 4; 7|d. THE I the Smithfitld, on luesday wiere were upwards of 1,500 s4-ore sheep and 440 fa* sheep and limbs, together witb the usual supply of fat and store cattle, pigs, ek,, and wis done. AT HOME.—Pte. Evan Hashes. R. W.F., RMe Place. a member of one of Llangollen's njrn/ting family "—all the sons being either in tr, ie army, wounded or -prigoners-and e. Jonah Hug-hes, R.W.F., Pencrwem Square. Lieut, Norman Lloyd, Abbey-road, Pte. Robert Preece. Hik-street, Pte. Ivor Jones, R.N.A.S., Popl&r House. WEDDING.—At Rehoboth, on Saturday. the j marriage took place of Mr. John Edward Mor izan. son of MT. William Morgan, Dinbren lcha. to Miss Jane Elizabeth Tham. eldest daughter of MT. John Thomas, Cilemdu-both of Llan- g-olien was witnessed by a large number of friends ol the contra?inj? parties. The ceremoriv was performed by the Rev. W. Fou1k, in the presence of Mr. R. O. Davies, registrar. Mr. Amos Williams, Llantysilio, acted as best man, and Mies Nellie Thomas, Cilemdu, was the bridesmaid. The happy pair were the recipients « many presents. CORWEN I AMERICAN AIRMEN.—Great excitement j prevailed in Cerwen when it became known that the American airmen would pass th-rough upon their journey to Carnarvon last week. A-11 the I school children had been drawn up in The Square waving American flairs, and large crowd had assembled, brut great disappointment was expressed when they found that no stop had been arranged. RED CROSS.—A very successful auction sa le. J the members of "he Cor wen Red Cross working party, was held at the Pavilion, Cor wen, on Wednesday, October 2. A large number of useful and ornamental articles had been collected by the ladies, which were quickly disposed of. Mr. R. J: Chapman, of the firm of, Messrs. Dgory and Chapman, kindly gave his services. It is anticipated that over £ 50 will be realised, which will be devoted to sending sifts in kind and Otherwise to the local soldiers for Christmas. FOOD CONTROL COM!vIITTTEE.-Fridav. Mr. R. James Jonet3 presidng-. Airenton was called to the great scarcity of butter in the dis- trict, which is so groat that a large number of persons &re unable to obtain their authorised rations, and it was resolved that further repre- sentations be made to the Food Commissioner for tho division to allow the committee to com- raande-er a oufficient quantity of that brought to the local market, weekly to supply the needs of the retailers, and the surplus be al-lowed to the dealers for other districts. It was decided not to fix prices under the Milk (Winter Prices) Order. RUABON. I ON LEAVE.N,Iajor Percy W. Saint, Lieut. Garfield Davies, Mythfa; Sergt. O. Evans, Henry St. and Pte. Edwin Jones, Tanlan, are on short lea.ve at home. RHOSLLANERCHRUGOG. I ON LEAVE. Corpl. Philip Smith, Pte. Walter Phillips, R.F.A.; PLe. W. Williams, R.F.A.; Pte. John Valentine, Pte. Sam Jones and Sergt. Rogers; Pte. Joseph PritcharJ, R.A.M.C., and Cadet Brinley Richards. I OVERTON. I THE SCHOOL. The following report of The I Diocesan Inspector of Schools has been re- ceived This stshool passed an excellent ex- amiqwtion throughout. The result is very creditable to the teachers." Victor Owen Stokes, 12 yeans oi mge, a pupil at the Overton School, has been successful in gaining a county gcholar- ahip. He obtained the hixli^t marks, in the county of Flint, for mathematics.
Death for War Lords and I Strikers, ARCHDEACON WAKEFORD'S I VIEWS. ArchdeaeoD Wakeford gave a remarkable address on War Aim and Strikes t St Jc." a Cbuieh, Egremcnt, ou Sunday, at the quarterly service of the Bhexabetrs of the Wallasey branch of the C.E.M-8. Germany, the Archdeacon said, failed as a military power as she bad failed in diplomacy, and it was aowonly a question of manoeuvring for peace. We must? insist upon it that this must be the last, war, as it would be if the peace terms were handled prop- erly. If the Government had had real foresight when the war broke out they would have passed a bill for- bidding the raising of prices during the war or the raising of wages, except when a worker specially deserved it, and then be,shout(i receive a..coupon to be honoured at the end of the war. It was just as reasonable for a soldier to refuse to go over the top to go Oyel. thel tjp unless he got more pay than for a workman to down I tools for a rise. of wages. Any class of workers who stopped working were in revolt against the nation. The right way to meet them was to get them to elect leaders and then deal with those leaders. The fit puniahmedt wat hanging, for striking meant the murder of soldiers and sailors by cutting off supplies. Any man who went on strike or stirred up strife de- served. to be banged. To strike now was to prove one's self, a traitor to one's country and to the cause of liberty. Now that we were in eight of the end of the war, what were we going to do. We must see to it that there should be no recurrenco of WM', and this could not be secured by any peace convention in which Ger- many was allowed to take part with other nations, for peace could not be made by agreement with crim- inals. Peace terms must not only be- dictated, but enforced. We must take Germany's ships to replace those abe had sunk: we must take Germany's navy as a dangerous toy she did not know how to u&e: we must take her Customs dues at Hamburg for a number of years to repa-ir the damage she had 'done in, Belgium and Prance: and we must- refuse to re- store to her her lost colonies. Germany must not be allowed to come into the Suited States of Europe until she had made reparation. A civil tribunal should be set up at the end of the war, and the kaiser, von Biasing;, the murderers of Nurse CavelJ and Oapt. Fryatt, and all those accused of murder Should be put to death it found guilty. There should be no privilege to the crowned assassin or the great j statesman. The war would not have been in vain if the world was finallv- cleared from the curse of war, and if all the nations were f'reedfrom despotism and from the domination of other nations.
The King has approved the appointment of the Right Rev. Huyshe Wolcott Yeatman- Biggs, Bishop of Worcester, to be bishop of the new diocese of Coventry. Bermondsey Board of Guardians have de- cided to pay a bill amounting to R321 for tak- ing the shorthand note at the recent Local Government Board inquiry into the purchases' of drapery by the Clerk.
War. Wprk Guildf and County Comforts Association. The collection of comforts was: held on October ?. when the following articles were brought in, 10 pairs soeks, 2 pairs mittens, 16 scarves, 4 veata, 3 helmets, 21 bags, 3 pairs bed socks, and l pw op. stockings, making a tut id of tSO. Distribution since the last report has been made of 2 shlrts, 2 vests, 3 pairs socks to Mrs. Roberts, 10, Berwyu-street, for her son; i pair socks to Mrs. Lfflt-e for tier wn; 2 shirts, 2 vests, 2 palrt4 socks to Driver J. Roberts, Trevor L'eha. To the C.C.A. S5 scarves, 25 halmets, '20 pairs mittenst, 10 pairs bed- socks, 5 bed jackets, SO casualty bags.) The county secretary has been asked for bed socks and op. stock- ings for the ambuiiaice trains, there is also a great demand for casualty bags in the hospitals in France at the present, time. All warm comforts are wanted a.t once. The nest collection will be: held on October USth, from 2-30 p.m.
Justices Lawrence and Sankey will take the Assizes in the North and South Wales Circuit, the dates fixed including Ruthin on Oct. 16. The King has conferred a peerage on Capt. Sir Charles Bathurst, M.P., who, it is under- stood, will represent the Ministry of Food in the House of Lords.
Important Property Sale. PENGWERN HALL SOLD. An important property sale was held at the Hand Hotel, Uaamgollen, on Tuesday, October 8, by Aica-wis. Knight, Frank and Rutley, when the remaining Sloe- tions of the Tyndwr Estate, comprising an area of S29 acres came under the hammer. Mr. I I I d H. Thomas, the agent, had the arrangements in hFT: Cyil-maen farm, with 95 acres, was bought fiT Mr. He a ton, timber merchapt, for 91,060; Ty'ncelyn cot- tages, for £400 by a mining syndicate; Poultry farm by the tenant foriaOO; Pengwera Ball, which includes a small holding Known as Ty'nypistyll, by the tenant, Mr. D. W Davies, for £ 6,000. Mr. Davies also pur- chased the Lodge leading from Penycoed. Tanygraig^ Farm by Mr. James Davies, the tenant for £ 2,250. Graigdduallt, by Mr. Maxwell, tenant, for RL60. Two fields at the bot.tom of Allt-y-Badie, by Messrs. Kdwarda and Son, for £ 425. Three fields at Pengwern (let to Mr. Coward) were sold to Edwards and Son for £920. Four fields at Pengwern (let to Mr. J. S. Shaw) were sold to Edwards and Son for £900.
Sports and Cycle Parade. SUCCESSFUL DAY AT WHITCHURCH. The Sports and Cycle Parade, held at Whit- church, on Wednesday week. with the object of assisting the funds of the Whitchurch V.T.C., the K.S.L.I. Prisoners of War and the Com- rades of the Great War, proved an outstand- ing success. The secretarial work was in the hands of Mr. Tupling, Mr. P. H. Wright being the sports secretary and the other officials (who were assisted by a "small army" of stewards) were: Chairman, Brig.-General, Sereoold, C.M.G., Major Montgomery, D.S.O., Messrs. B. D. Poole and J. Jones. Military Events: Col. Cadell, Col. Coates, D.S.O., Col. C. B. Dartnel, Col. N. C. Phil- lips, D.S.O., U *C Major. B&rrell, Major Montgomery, D.9.6. I p?t. Races: Col. N. C. Phillips, D.S.O., M.C., Lieut. H. B. Figg, Rev. W. B. Hughes, C.F. Starters; Lieut. Woods, Lieut. Holmes, Mr. E. B. Gambrell. Timekeeper, Mr. T. Roberts. Early in the day collectors in fancy costumes obtained satisfactory resulta in the streets and, on the .Sports field. During the afternoon, the band of the A.A.C. discoursed a delightful pro- gramme of music. The evening procession was, perhaps, not up to the average one asso- ciated with Whitchurch festivals, but the box- ing contests in the Market Hall proved a most attractive side-show, and the fancy dress ball in the Assembly Rooms was a great success. LIST OF THE AWARDS. CYCLE. PARADE. Decorated Cycle and Cycast: 1, Miss N. Ryder; 2, Miss Newman, Q.M.A.A.C. Dressed Cycle and Cyclist Consolation Prize, Messrs. Woolridge and Challoner. Comicality 1, Mr. Jas, Jackson and friend 2, Mr. E. Pugh; 3, Mr. Jenkins. Comicality (group) 1, Mr. Carter; Me&srs. R. Roberts and J. M. Picton, a tie. Tableau: 1, Mrs. Millington and party, 2, Mr. Carter ..and party. Decorated Bassinettes: 1, Mr. Smith, Way- mills. Collector (hired costume) 1, Miss Mad- docks, Italy; 2, Miss C. Pace, Cowboy; 3, Miss D. Nelson; France; vhc., Miss Perry, United Kingdom. Collector (home-made costume): 1, Misses Ivy and J. Wilkinson, Station Road, Red Indians; 2, Miss Rose Grice, Vieiory; 3, Baby Caloe, Cupid. Collector (historical costume) 1, Mr. W. Crewe, Beefeater; 2, Mr. J. Wilkinson, Ed- ward v. Collector (comical character): 1. E. Shone, Big John Bull 2, Golliwog; 3, —. Shone, The Goat Cart and Land Worker. 1. Best Collection: Misses M. Speed and L. Picton. > The list of collectors, with amounts collect- ed, will be given in our next issue. The undermentioned members of the C.L.B. rendered good service in the selling of the general and sports programmesCorpl. J. A. Cole, Bglr. Jos. Jones, Ptes. Gorham, Ashley, Travers, Barron, Lievesley, Hancock, Burlev. Butterworth, Shone, Howell, Mulliner, Den- man, Heycocks, Garnett, and Porter. j SPORTS RESULTS. lOOYds. Sprint. 1, Gnr. Mc-Kinnon, R.G.A. 3, F. C. Farrington, N.C.O. School; 3, Gnr. Smelt, R.G.A. Sig., Bettisfield. W.A.A.C. Egg and SpoOn Race.—1, Miss E. Ridley, Prees Heth; 2, Miss Weeks, Prees Heath. -| 220Yds. Rice.-I, Gnr. McKinnon, R.G.A., j Prees Heath; 2, Gur. Hurst, R.'G.A. Prees' Heath; 3, Gnr. Jackson, R.F.A., Bettisfield. Horse Leaping (10 miles radius).—1. Gtir. Tiibey, R.F.A., Bettisfteld; 2, Cpl. Hackney, R.F.A., Bettisfield; 3, Lieut. Mealing,j' R.F.A., Bettisfield. Walk, Trot, aaid Gallop Race ,-1.. Mr. J, Oakley, Whitchurch; 2, Master R. H. Blake, Mill Moor, Malpas; 3. Miss 8. Joyce, Wick- sted Old Hall. Costume Race on Horseback. — 1, Mr. J. Oakiey, Whitchurch; 2, Mr. J. Maddoeks, Moss Farm; 3. Mr. J. Maddoeks. Moss Farm. B Co., V.T.C., K.S.L.I. lOOYds. Race. ,—1, Pte. Bamber; 2, Pte. W. G. Browning.
Miss Emily WhaUey Smythe Gardner, of Rownhams, near Southampton? aunt of Lord Jeliicoe, received -anv congratulations last week on ttttammg her 108rd birthday. Not. withstanding her great &g€, sh& enjoys reUOD. ] ably good health,
￼ II COEDWAY. I CHORAL FESTIVAL. The annual choTal ff:tival was conduc-.ed in St. Andrew's, on Thuzis- j 1 day. aHd _a large number &Membled from the j?&ixhbouriQK churches. In thea£ternoon ere j ^'as ichearsal. and the spirited remd?ri?? hizhly pleased the conductor. Mr. AAhford | D&vie? delivered an mres.a on musical tast? and how to acquire it. Tea was provided in the in- terval, and the evening- service was presided over by Mr. William Morris, Oswestry, who gave an able discourse on Psalmody ancient and modern. I Mr. Hamer Davies was at the organ and Mr. Rees Jones conducted. Mr. Bert Morris ac- companied a number of lady members of the f uceip: b eri of the Oswald Road Church Choir, whose aid was much I appreciated. Miss Elsie Jones sang The Home- land and the Misses Elsie Jones an d Olive Davies rendered a duet, God's Everlasting Love, The. Rev. R. M. Roberts, M.A., .B.D.. conducted the intercessory" p6r?ion, assisted by Mr. Rowlands, Llanymyneeh. The duties of sidesmen, were ably carried out by Messrs. John Stephens, Hugh Jones, and R. T. Jones, Criggion Hall, LLANYBLODWEL. i.M.C.A.— The house-to-house eolieetica made by the Vicar on behalf of th.e .Y.M,C.A. hut week amounted to £ 81. PULPIT REFERENCES. On Sunday morning the Vicar (the Rev. J. Allen Jones) referred in feeling terms to the death in action on the west front of Pte. William Tanat Jones, Tyissa, who a month ago was at home on leave, and to the death of Pte. Arthur Lewis, The Stores, Porthywaen, who was killed in action in the recent Bulgarian fight- ing. The whole parish would lament their loss. The organist (Mr. T. B. Griffiths) playsd the Dead March in Saul." I LLANYMYNECH. SUNDAY SCHOOL TREAT.—The annual Church Sunday School treat, was held on Satur- day afternoon. The children were somewhat dis- appointed, as they had been, looking forward to outdoor amusements, but the weather ruled otherwise, and, nevertheless, a very enjoyable time was spent in indoor games, songs and dances.
Fourteen young Serbian students arrived, in Aberystwyth last week, and took up residence at the new hostel set up at 7, Marine Terrace. They will be educated at the College under a scheme inaugurated by the General Committee for Wales of which Lord Kenyon is chairman, and Major David Davies, M.P., who formu- lated the scheme for expansion, is hop. treas- urer.