RAINFALL RETURNS. FAIRLEIGH. OVERTON. Rainfall at Fairleigh, Overton, for February. 1919:— j 4..01; 5, .19; 14, .03; 15, .12; 16, .61; 17. 35; 19,80; SO, .02; 21, 21; 22, .15? 26, .02; 97, .03;'total 2.04! inches. Rain fell, on 12 days. j B. J. B. WRIGHT. I GLYN CEUUIOG. The following rainfall is recorded for the month of I Februaryi-6 .08; 7, .50; 17, .91: 18, .50; 19, .10; 20, .62; 21 .05; 22, .48; 24, .26; 27, .10; total 3.50 inches. Total rainfall for corresponding month last year 4.45 I Inches. EDGAR W. FOULKES. ELLEBMEBE. I Rainfall at the Shropshire Union Canai Company's yard Eliesmere, for February, 1919:-4, .03; 5, \.09; 8, .21; 15, .06; 16, .16; 37, .97; 19, .34; 20, .06; 21, .28; 22, 32; 26, .03; 27, .05; total 2.60 inches. Rain fell on 12 days. Corresponding month last year 2.10 iwheo. C. PAILLNG. I
The Late Mr, W. H. Williams, I Oswestry, One oi the best known figures in the town I and district of Oswestry passed away on Fri- day in the person of Mr. William Herbert Williams, who died of pneumonia at the com- paratively early age of 54, at his residence, Leventhorpe, Oakhurst Road, Oswestry. Mr, Williams, who had been attended by Dr. Bul- ioek, was at his post as traffic superintendelit of the Cambrian Railways so late as Satur- day week, and on that day, not feeling well, he went home and took to his bed. The son of the late Mr. William Williams, of Whit- tington. he was educated at the village sch oi there, and in 1877 he came to Oswestry,oani was apprenticed to the Cambrian Railways Company, in the clerical department, fraving made up his mind up to climb to the top of the ladder, he rose stage by stage until he became traffic superintendent of the Cambrian Rail- ways in March, 1914, a position which he filled up to the time of his death. What Mr. Wil- liams did not know about the Cambrian Bail- ways was not worth knowing, for he was closely associated with all its developments. He was a staunch Churchman, and a regular attendant at Oswestry Parish Church, 1-?vmg filled the offices of sidesman, churchwarden, I representative to the Diocesan Conference, ) and the Church Parochial Council. He was a member of the Conservative Club, Odd- fellowship absorbed a considerable share of his activities, and he had filled most (f the offices in that particular order. He was also a, Freemason and was connected with the Ellesmere Lodge. Much sympathy is felt with the deceased gentleman s widow and son, Mr. Cyril Williams. THE FUNERAL. J The funeral took place at Oswestrv on] Tuesday afternoon, amid many manifestations o\ sorrow and. esteem, and was very largely j attended. The flag of the CtlWibrian Railways Company was flown at half-mast as a mark of respect for the deceased gentleman. At the Parish Church, the service visa fully choral, the hymns sung being Thy way, not mine, 0 Lord" and "Jesu. Lover of my soul," while the organist, Mr. R. Glendinning, played 0 rest in the Lord." The officiating i clergy were the Vicar, the Rev. M. B. Listener, and the Rector of Trefonen, the Rev. W. Morgan. The chief mourners were Mrs. Williams, widow, Mr. aiyl Mrs. Cyril Williams, son and-I daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Wil- liams, brother and sister-in-law, Mrs. Hines, sister, Miss S. Wilson, sister-in-law, Mr. Percy Williams, nephew, Mrs. Weaver, Mrs. Lee (cousin), Mr. A. Bowen, cousin, and Mr: E. A. Addy, assistant district superintendent, L. and N. W. Railway, Birmingham. Mr. W. Kenrick Minshall, solicitor, and Mr. R. Wil- j liamsou, accountant to the Cambrian; Railways Company, were unable to be present owing to busineesT engagments away from Oswestry. Freemasons were represented as follows:— Brownlow Lodge, Ellesmere, of which the de- ceased gentleman was a member, Bros. G. W. Lacey, P.M., P.A.G.P., C. H. Bullock, P.M., P.P.G.D., and J. Williamson; Fitazlan Lodge, Bros. T. Holland Crowther, P.M., P.P.G.D., J. Baird, P.M., Capt. Williams, P.M., J. A. Byrne, B. Whitehead, G. Urion, IR. Reeves and M. D. Nicholson; St. Oswald's ¡I Lodge, Bros. A. Lole, P.M., and Lieut. Wil- liamson. The Oswestry District of Oddfel- lows, of which the late Mr. Williams was treasurer and a P.P.G.M., was represented by Grand Master P. Hodson, Trustees J. D. Rogers, J.P., and Thomas Roberts; Bros. H. G. Pugh, E. Evans, T. P. Williams and T. C. A. Hodson. The railway representatives were Messrs. S. 'Williamson,general manager, G. C. McDonald, engineer and locomotive superintendent, S. G. Vowles, assistant secretary, W. Finchett, goods manager, H. E. Jones, retired locomo- tive superintendent" R. Roberts, H. Gough, E. Jones, H. Warwick, C. O. Jones, J. I. Roberts, G. Pickavance, T. E. Jones, G. Mitchell, E. H. Clarke, L. Roberts, G., Woodfin, G. Edwards, the Miases Leather and Randies, representing the office staff, of the superintendent of the line; Messrs. W. H. Lloyd, H. B. Button, Hugh Jones and H. E. Beard, district traffic agents, J. Rees, J. Burgess, Evan Jones, Legh Jones, 1 J. Beckett, A. Craig, C. Mann, E. Stone, P. C. Sellars, N. Denny, C. Denny, E. Gibbons, W. H. Roberts, W. Martin, W. Williams, E. Hitchcock, district superintendent G.W.R., Chester. J. Gallimore, divisional goods man- ager, G.W.R., Shrewsbury, J. Williams, joint district supt., Shrewsbury, T. Owen, assistant joint district suptv, Shrewsbury, W. G. H. Binnie, assistant district supt., L. and N.W., Chester, W. Haiuer, representing Mr. SF. Ruffell, rolling stock supt., L. and N.W., Crewe, Mr. R. S. Grigg, G.W.R. station- master, Oswestry, district traffic inspectors D. Evans and J. Jones; Cambrian stationmas- ters, Messrs. T. Pryce, Welshpool, T. Pugh, Machynlleth, T. Howen, Llanidloes, W. Jones, Portmadoc. E. Wilson, Moat Lane,G.. Morgan, Ellesmere, R, Gough, Buttington, R. Parry, Newtown, J. Morgan, Aberdovey, T. Price, Three Cocks, J. Davies, Llanfair Caereinioh, J. Roberts. Four Crosses, E. H. Humphreys, Cemmaes Road, E. Lloyd, Dovey Junction, J. Parry, Abermule, W. Rowlands, Llanbryn- mair, A. E. Humphreys, Dyffryn, H. Roberts, Poof Quay, station inspector J. Bamford, Aberystwyth, signalman H. "Evans, Barmouth Junction, relief stationmaster A. Reed. Amongst the general public who attended the funeral were Messrs. R. E. Hughes, W. H. Plimmer, Rowland Thomas (representing Messrs. Woodall, Minshall, Thomas and Co.), J. B. Roberts, G. Fuleher, H. Hales, S., Ray. bould, T- Lambert, G. Benbow, E. Jones, G. H. Finney, J. Edwards, J. Grant, C. J. Jack- ,son, E. H. Bradley, W. Davies, H. Thomas,. T. Moreton, Aberystwyth, Supt. Taylor, P.S. Jonos, Capt. Hanscombe. Capt. Mitchell, Lieut. Craig, Lieut. Monkhouse, and many others. Beautiful floral tokens were sent as follows From his heartbroken wife; with fondest love to dear father, from Cyril and Enid; in lov- ing remembrance, for a dear brother, Lizzie, Percy Hines and Charles; with much love, from Charlie, Lizzie and Percy; to our dear friend, Mr. and Mrs. Addy; a tribute to a faithful and zealous officer, from the Chair- man and Directors Cambrian Railways; a token of regard, from the General Manager and Officers Cambrian Railways, Goods Man- age' and Staff, Accountant and Staff, Staff of Secretary and General Manager's Office; from the Aberystwyth Staff; from the Engineer and Staff in Permanent Way and Locomotive De- partmem; from the members of his personal staff; the Staff, Buttington station; New- town and Aberystwyth and Moat Lane and Brecon section; a tribute of affection for a devoted colleague and faithful friend, Major C. L. Conacher, O.B.E.; Mr. and Mrs. T. Pugh Jones; Mr. Gough and Mr. Norton and Letty; Mr. and Mrs. James Williamson; Mr. Bushel, Welshpool; Mr. and Mrs. Finchett; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Whitfield; Mr. and Mrs. E. Jones, Sherbrooke; and Mrs. i Colclough, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Beckett, Mr. and Mrs. England and Mrs. Edwards; Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Bradley, Mr. and Mrs. A. Gough; Mr. and Mrs. Raybould., Emily and Edgar; Mr. and Mrs. Whitehead; Mr. and I Mrs. and Miss Leather; Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Hartnell and Gertrude; Mr. and Mrs. Grigg and Nellie; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Lloyd; Mr. and Mrs. T. C. A. Hodson, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Davies; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Ellis ;the, Staff,, Llanymynech; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Thomas; the Llangynog Granite Co., per Mr. G. H. Monkhouse; all at Glasfryn, Oakhurst-road; Mr. and Mrs. W. Finchett, Glenthome; Mr. and Mrs. T. Hartnell and Gertrud.; Mr. and Mrs. G. Hodson; Mrs. Geo. Bell, Boddington; Mr. and Mrs. F. Sharp, Oulton, near Leeds; Mrs. S. Donne,Oswestry; Mrs. and the Misses Bowen; a tribute of brotherly affection, from the District Members of Oswestry and Dis- trict Oddfellows; deepest sympathy from Con- servative Club; members of Oswestry Bowl- ing Club, Wynnstay Hotel; a last tribute of respect to a departed merit, from the Brown- low Lodge 2131 of Freemasons, Ellesmere, etc. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. David Davies and Sons, Upper Church-street, Oswestry.
I I Victory National EisteddfocL I (PREMIER ANTICIPATING AUTUMN I VISIT. Mr. Haw Morris, secretary of the Victory National Eisteddfod. which is to be held at Cor- wen in August, wrote to Mr. Lloyd George last -week enclosing- a programme of the festival which. although edition of 45,000 copies was issued, is now out of print. On Wednesday he received an acknowledgment from the Prime Minister, expl'esing appreciation of the pro- gramme, and stating that 'he is looking forward to his visit to fhe eisteddfod in the autumn/ and giving a &nal promise to preside on Thursday afternoon, August 7. Mr. Lloyd George prom- ised some time since to attend the National Festival of Sacred Song that immediately fol- lows the Eisteddfod, and, during his visit, as- stated, he will be the guest of the Hon. Mra. Wvrun. Rug Hall. Sir R. J. Thomas will also preside at one of the sessions of the eisteddfod on August 7, when the male voice choirs will compete for his prize of £5() and a second prize of £ 10, given by the committee. Arrangements are contemplated at Wrexham that the freedom 1of that borough, which the Premier has connt- ed to receive, may be conierred during his visit I to Corwen.
I Shropshire War Memorial. I ON WREKIN'S CREST? I The High Sheriff of Shropshire (Mr. J.. H A. Whitley), in the absence of the Lord Lieu- tenant, presided on Saturday at a meeting of I the Committee appointed to carry into effect the resolution adopted at the public meeting on Feb 15, as to the provision of a County War Memorial. There were also present thn Chairman of the County Council, Sir J. B. Bowen-Jones, Bart., Mr. G. Butler Lloyd. M.P., the Mayor of Bridgnorth, the Deputy Mayor of Ludlow, and representatives oi the following bodies; Royal Salop Infirmary, Mr. Swire and Mr. A. Mansell, the Shropshire. Surgical Hospital, Miss Hunt and Col. A. J. Donaldson-Hudson, the Shropshire T.F. Asso- ciation, Major Gilroy, and Lady Magdalen Herbert. -r- The Hon. Secretary (Mr. F. Crowte) reported that donations had been re ceived totalling £ 4,500. It was also stated that several donations of £ 1,000 would be forthcoming. A suggestion that the visible memorial should take the form of an obelisk or some other form of monument on the top of the Wrekin where it could be seen from all points of the county waa considered. The Committee was of opinion that, if it were poss- ible, it would be better for all parts of the county to combine in one good visible mem- orial such as suggested above, and it was de cided to ask the mayors of the several oor- oughs and the chairmen of the urban district councils for their views on the proposal. In regard to the requirements of the two institutions to be assisted, Mr. Mansell statid that the Board of Management of the Infirm- ary had several schemes in hand the carrying out of which depended on the amount "f money available. The full scheme contem- plated bringing the Infirmary right up to pres- ent day requirements, and in addition the erection of an auxiliary hospital or convale- scent home to which Infirmary patients could be transferred. The cost was estimated at about £ 100,000. It was decided to ask the authorities ol the Infirmary and the Surgical Hospital to send the Committee an estimate of the sum needed to meet their requirements. An extn sum of £ 2,000 was estimated to be necessary for the visible memorial. I
I LLANFYLLIN. I THE DRILL HALL.—A concert in aid of the local War Heroes' and a Welcome Home Fund was held on Thursday evening, the Mayor, Major. J. Lornax presiding. The first part consisted of solos and duets, and the second of the laughable comedy "T} Bakehouse. CONCERT.—An excellent con-cert, in aid of the local war heroes" Welcome Home" Fu nd waa held in the Drill Hall. on Thursday. The Mayor, Mr.. J. Lomax, presided over a crowded audience, and a programme of "exceptional merit was given by visiting artistes, the items includ- I ing solos by Miss Norton. Doleorellwyn, Mm. E. A. Dakin. Llanidloes. Mr. Walter Perry, Welshpool. Mr. R. A. "Bryan, and duet." hy Messrs. Bryan and Perry, Mrs. Dakin and 1\11:. Brvan. and Miss Norton and Mr. Perry. Mrs. Bryan, Mr. N. B. Ed-wnrds and Miss Egerton acted as accompanists. A one act comedv play was also pretsented. by Mrs. J. C. Lloyd, Mrs. R A. Bryan, the Misses Katie Hughes, Kitty Thomas. Mabel Lloyd, May Ellis, Lily Owen and Ethel Wynne.
I Sir Oliver Lodge is retiring from the Prin- cipalship of Birmingham University at the I end of the present session.
I CORRESPONDENCE. (WE DO NOT NECERSAITTLY 6HABE TEX OPllfIONB EXPRESSED BY WEITSBB IN TRZBZ COLUMNS. ] A* DENBIGHSHIRE EDUCATION AUTHORITY. I sIp,-Youi, correspondent, who styles himself Man in the Street," makes sweeping state- I ments againis-c the Denbighshire Education Auth- ority, which are not only grossly inaccurate but highly insulting to the teaching profession in the county. The values of your correspondent's re- marks may be gauged from the following:—He states that in 1910. the education rate was under 113. in the £ whereas now it is Is. lOd. and is rising. As a matter of fact. I find on inquiry that in 1910 the rate was Is. lid., and that for the coming year it will be 2s. lei What is the cause of the increase? In 1906, the amount of teachers' salaries was £ 42,210; for the coming year, in consequence of the adoption of a scale of salaries, the estimate for teacher*^ salaries m £ 105,000. In other words, the sum raised out of the rates at present for teachers' salaries is al- most exactly the same as the sum total,08i.din 1906 by way of salaries, when about 50 per cent. of the sum was paid by the Board of Education. Apparently,the panacea for all evils in the opinion of "Man in the Street" is to find plenty of cer- tificated teachers who belong to the I.L.P.—all other classes of teachers, including university, secondary, uncertificated (many of whom are quite as well qualified'academically and quite as competent teachers as certificated teachers) are of no account. But the real grievance ap- parently is that 11 Man in the Street ia not on the committee.. All that the ratepayers need. do is to elect plenty of the type of your correspondent and the rate will soon be. as it is in the boroughs, run by members of the LL.P., like Merthyr and other places, fifteen .shillings or more-in the P, I ám. etc., Vox. I PENTRE WAR MEMORIAL, I SIR,-During the H years of war 38 men -from Pentre (Chirk) and district enlisted and 11 have fallen. Soon after the armistice was signed people in Pentre held public meetings, at which it was decided to erect a war memorial, and a committee was appointed to arrange for a con- I cert, which proved a great success. This eeems to have aroused a deal of opposition from some people of Chirk (though not all, some gave splendid support). They seem to have tha idea that we,, people of Pentre have no right to raise our owh memorial. But why should they obiect to Pentre people raising their own mem- orial to Pentre heroes. Are they afraid that Pentre will be behind in subscribing to the parish memorial? If that is so, let them get on with the parish memoria l, and I can assure them the people of Pentre will be as patriotic as any others in the parish.-I am, etc., PEOTBSITE.
I WREXH AM [The local office of the 'Border Goimtles Advertiser"- is at Border Press Egerton Street, where all com- munications should be addressed lo Mr. a. G. lorry, loea) reprfasentwive. BELLRINGING.—On Sunday for evening service at the Parish Church a quarter peal Stedman Tripfes—1,260 changes in 49 minutes were rung by the following:—Alfred Lea, junr., treble H. Moore, senr., 2nd; Thos. Cathrall, 3rd; W. M. Jones, verger, 4th; Moore, junr., 5th; Ed. Rowland, 6th; Atfred Lea, senr., 7th; L. Capper, tenor; conductor, H. Moore, junr. OBITUARY.—The death of Mr. Jno. Jones, of 56, Erdigg Road, Wrexham, is reported at the age of 66. Mr. Jones was the late master tailor at the Union, for 24 years. He leaves a sou and two daughters with whom much sympathy is felt. Mr. John Lewis, of 2: Trinity St., Rhostyllen, died at the age of 69 years. Mr. Lewis was for many years official at the Wrexham and Acton Collieries. MISSING. Pte. Allen Williams, 44309, C Co., 9th Bn,, R.W.F., a signaller ut tached to the 19th Division Headquarters has been missing since March 21, 1918. He fets last. seen attempting to reach his compaiy under heavy shell fire. He was first reported as having been taken prisoner, but was later reported missing. Mr. and Mrs. T. Williams, his parents, live at Pear Cottage, Rhostyllen, Wrexham. THE PUBLIC LIGHTING. A corres- pondent writes: "Surely it is time public attention was called to the very unsatisfactory character of the street lighting of the town. Now that the war is practically over, some steps should be taken to improve existing ;on ditions. No doubt the Corporation author- ities have many difficulties to contend with m restoring the street lights, but in view of th« number of men passing between the G.W.R. station and the R.W. barracks, it would be an excellent thing if thoroughfares connect- ing these two points were properly illuminated ¡'until midnight." LLANDYSILIO. 11 VICTORY DANCE. A very successful victory dance took place in the Village Hall on Thursday, when about 150 were present, in aid of St. Dunstan's Hostel. The follow- ing were the committee: Mrs. PritchaH, Carnbwll; Mrs. Lewis, Cae Hen; Miss Ed- wards, Haughton; Mrs. Pritchard, Rhos Farm; Mrs. Pritchard, Rhysnant; Mrs. Downes, Haughton; Mrs. J., D. Rogers, The Downea, Miss Ethel I?oyd, Hafod Otfa; MHS Grove; Pritchard, Haimwood; Mrs. Sockett, Hamp- ton House Mrs. Wilde, Rhandregunwvn with Miss H. Downes as secretary. The M.C.'s were Mr. Edwards, City House, in J Mr. R. Davies, Plas Foxen. w Printed and published by WILLIAM THOMAS, of Wrex- ham, and CHARLES PRNRJJYN GA SQUOINE, ot Oswestry, under the style of WooDALL, MMSHALL, THOMAS A. Co., at the Caxton Press, Oswestry, and on sale, every Friday morning at the Advertiser Offics, Castle Street, Llangollen, and of all newsagents. All advertisements and communications are re- .auested to be addresrcd to the Advertiser" Offic*, Llangollen, or to the Caxtori Press, Osvreotrj, FRIBAY. MARCH 7. me
$trth-0,- iflarriages 7tnb JBejtfhs. DEATH LKDWA RJ>. —\farc)i 4, at the Royal Infirmary, Liver- pool, aged 41, "-fot-ui, the dearly beloved husband of Hannah Ledward, Sun Inn, Llangollen. Intermejal. Tuesday, the ilth inst., at St. John's Cemetery (private funeral). Deeply mourned. Thy wiU be done. THANKS. DAVIES.-—Mr and Mrs. Seth Daviea and Family desire to, TWillk all kind friends and neighbours for letters of sympathy and floral tributes in their aaci bereavement.—Greenfield Terrace, Llangollen.
LLANGOLLEN. I LEAGUE OF HONOUR.—The local branch Collected for the wounded last week 72 eggs and lfc 5d. im cash, the total collection to date being 1 37.002 eggs and £ 134 10s. Id. THE FAIR-At the Llangollen S?mithneld. on Tuesday, there was a fair supply of cows and calves, in?oalf cows, store heifers and bullocks, but the trade was rather dull, the better clase animals being sold at higher prices. The num- ber of fat cattle stalled was 21. of which some of very fine quality were shown and super-grad- ed. The number of fat sheep (130) graded was of very good quality, skins making up to 8e. 6d. Thirty-one bacon pigs were also pa-ssed with the usual supply of pork and store pigs. On Tues- day, 12 cattle, 80 sheep and 10 fat pigs were jrraded. Seven of the cattle were supeigraded, thus receiving the extra Is. PENLLYN CHILDREN'S GUILD.—The WMsion concluded on Thursday, the meetings throughout being very successful. Mr. Daniel Hughes presided, and recitations were given by Myfanwy Roberts, Florrie Thomas and Idris Thomas. and a song by Howell Hughes. Competition an singing, reciting and writing also took place, the following receiving prizes :Blodwen Hughes, Myfanwy Hughes, C. Roberts, Mair Jones, Gwen Jones, D. Howell Jones. E. Robertson and Ifor Tecwyn Hughes. The adiudicators were Mrs. D. P. Jones, lrs. Hugh Davies, Miss Lizzie Edwards and Mr. J. E. Jones (music). THE LATE MRS. THOMAS JONES.—The death of Mrs. Thomas Jones, wife of Mr. T. Jones, publisher "Llangollen Adverti-,er," Castle-street. Llangollen, which occurred on Monday from pneumonia, following an attack of influenza, haa caused widespread feelings of regret: a sad circumstance associated with her death being that, at the time, both her son and daughter were stricITen down with the scourge, but are now reported to be recovering. The deceased, who was a native of Penygroes, Car- narvonshire, during later years took an active part in the Castle-street business; and was also ft worker in connection with the Weleh Wesleyan Church—her brother being- the Rev. Berwyn Robe. Towyn-and always desirous of assist- ing deserving causes. To her husband and family widespread sympathy is extended in their ber- eavement. OUR BOYS.—"Cambrian" writes: Is it not time some steps were taken to organise a wel- come of some kind or other to those gallant lads from the town who have returned after doing service for King and country abroad. We heard I a good deal of the immeasurable debt that we ¡ owe to our soldiers twelve months ago and when the Channel ports were in danger it was on I everyone's lips. It must not be forgotten now. I note, in other places, receptions of some kind I have been organised, but, ;so far, nothing ap- ¡ pears to have been done at Llangollen. I re- I member when the boys came home from South I Africa what a big demonstration there was at the Hamd," with presentation of silver cups, etc. This was af ter what, compared to the re-1 cent war, war merely a colonial picnic. There j were plenty of volunteer.4 for tribunal service to oret the lads enrolled; who will come forward I to do the needful now? OBITUARY.—The death took place on Sat- urday. after a brief illness, of Mrs. Emma Jones, Glenside, at the age of 66/ Widow of the late Mr. Humphrey Jones (who at the time of his death was in business at Berwyn Stores, trading as Griffiths and Jones), deceased hae been a resident in the town from early life and was mufh respected by all who came in contact with 11.. 'She was a faithful member of the church at Penllyn Irom its commencement, and was the pioneer of the sewing class held in the place, I being always ready to give a helping hand and advice. She will be greatly missed in this re- spect. The funeral took place on Wednesday, at the Vron Cemetery, a large number of friends atten-di-h- The --ervicel at the house waa con- ducted by the Rev. S. Owen. B.A., who also officiated at the cemetery, together with Mr. Allen Lettsome. Deceased- leaves two eons— Messrs. David Hy. Jones and John Jon" EL sister and a brother and sister-in-law to mourn her loss. A numbe:' of beautiful wreaths were I placed on the coffin by Borrowing friends to- gether with one sent lay the members of the Penllyn sewing class, Messrs. John Edwards, Rice Jones, Cadwaladr Roberts and Edwin Hughes were the bearers. I CORWEN. I COMRADES. OF THE GREAT WAR.—-The local branch held a social evening at the Feathers Hotel dinting-room, on Thursday, which was attended by a very lar-gi numberoof the cQm. j nades. The sumptuma repast prepared by Mrg. Owen was followed by a concert, which was a" Orach enioved. NATIONAL UNION OF RAILWAYMEN.— 'A well attended meetin of local railwaymen was held at the -Feathers Hotel dining room on Sunday afternoon, with the object of forming a bllanch at Corwen. Mr. Arthur Killick presided, I and introduced the organizing secretary, Mr. Moffat, Birmingham, who pointed out the ad- vantages of affiliation. It was decided ,to form branch, the meetings in connection with which will be held monthly. The various officials were appointed and a vote of thanks to Mr. Moffat was paæéd. NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD. —The Executive Corr Qlittee has elected an accommodation com- mitte-e with a view to securing accommodation for the large number of people expected to the .district for eisteddfod week. This committee 1 has decided to canvass the whole of the district of Edeyrnion, together with the adjoining towns of Llangollen, Wrexham, Ruthin and Denbigh. A visitors' hand book will be published with the name of each household and accommodation, to- gether with tariff, and householders will be asked to endeavour to make arrangements with the ttsual Bank holiday week visitor 'not interested la the eisteddfod to arrange his holiday either at an earlier or later date. The subscription list continues to swell, and has already reached a fig-am larger tliaa that of Aberystwyth and Birkenhead eieteddfodau.