Ifton Heath Children Lost and Found. SEARCH PARTIES OUT ALL NIGHT. I Two children of an Ifton Heath workman, Mr. W. fones, aged respectively four and five, were taken from their ho A" on Thursday by their aunt, a mental deficient aged 14, and as they bad not returned by nighs fa!i, the parents became alarmed as to the safety 4i? their children. L:rge. numbers of miners Md neighbou, formed themselves into ?arch parties, organised by Police Constable Reeves, and set out about 10 o'clock to scour the country- side for the missing bairns, and continued their search until three o'clock next morning. The little folks were found by Messrs. L. Evans and D. Knight near the mere close to Ellesmere Workhouse. The police took charge of them until Mr. Jabez Taylor brought them home. The children had wandered into .Flintshire, and, had walked considerably more fihan tej; mFes. Thcv were rather exhausted, foot- tore and hungry, but they received instant care and were supplied with nourishment.
Miss Cecil Leitch won the Ladies* Golf I •Championship at St. Annes on Friday, beat ing Mra. Dobell (Miss Gladys Eavenscroft) in ?: final by 10 up and 8 to play on 36 boles.
A Superfluous Workhouse. Machynlleth Workhouse, which has been used as a Red Cross Hospital during the war, is being given back to the Guardians and they have obtained the sanction of the Local Gov- ernment Board to dispose of the house if a satisfactory price is obtained. It was stated on Wednesday that the County School Govern- ors wished to acquire it, and that there were alternative proposals from other authorities for converting it into a hospital for consump- tives, or an institution for harmless mentally defective cases now cared for by the North Wales Joint Asylum Committee.—The mattter has been referred to a committer
SPORTING. Border Counties Otter Hounds. After meeting at Llansantffraid on Tues- day, May 10th, hounds were put to water above the big pool on the Vyrnwy, they were at once away on a hot drag which died out below Pont Ysgawryd. Drawing on abovq the bridge, hounds were soon busy with a! fresh drag in the marshy ground by the Mill pool. One old hound and a brace of terriers j marked in some brushwood on the opposite side of the river, and eventually put their otter down, a fast fifty minutes' swim enduing. j Driving their otter over the weir, hounds bustled her about the lower pool; trying to get up the weir again she got into it. The terriers gave her no rest, and hounds speedily had their reward-an old bitch of 17 lbs. The meet on Saturday, May 24th, was Meifod. The Master drew up stream to New Bridge and oa up the Vyrnwy nearly to Pont- robert without a touch. Coming back, hounds were taken up the Banwy, and soon picked up an improving drag till they came to a solid mark in Eithinog pool. Their otter was soon away, but hung in every root and bush in the pool till at the end of three hours and a quar- ter the terriers bolted her into the mill leat and hounds caught her entering the river, a 15 lbs. bitch. Among those out were Mr. and I Miss E. Perrott, Capt. and Mrs. Glyn, the Misses Verdon, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Thorney- croft, Misses Dennis, Lieut.-Colonel D. Leslie, Messrs. Rodewald. Vosper, and many others. In eleven days' hunting hounds have killed foyr bj/ace of otters. Only a small but enthusiastic field met the Master at Lianfair Caereinion on Monday, A start was made above the town and the Banwv drawn up stream. Just below the Jungle hounds hit on a drag, which they carried. on to a bend of the river opposite the Jungle"; here they were very keen, and kept going down stream with wash. Eventu- ally, an old bed was dug out and the patch taken on up stream, hunting a patchy drag to just below Llanerfyl bridge, where they went away vith a great cry under the bridge to mark in the bottom end of the pool above. The terriers soon bolted* her. After a short swim she landed and ran the length of the gorse and back before regaining the river, where a couple of hounds shook her. Getting away she hung in some roots before going away dowa stream, where, landing again, hounds nailed her-a bitch otter of 13 lbs. Hounds again drew up stream, and. at once I had an. otter on the swim out of the same holt as the first. He soon went down the river, and at the end of seventeen minutes hounds caught him, a dog of 13 lbs. The river was on the low side, but hounds had worked. well I on a poor drag all day. Hounds have now been out on twelve days and accounted for five brace of otters. I A.W. FOOTBALL. I JOTTINGS FROM THE I BORDER. (By X.Y.Z.) I The playing season is over and for the next four months football players and club officials along the Welsh border will bo quietly preparing for a general resumption (f the national game. Inhere can be no doubt that the demand tor football is as brisk as of yore. The game has been fostered by the army authorities and the attendance at the matches ar- ranged since Armistice Day has surprised everyone. Even in districts like Nortn Wales, where the game has been practically susietded for- three years, large sums have been raised ffr charity this year, and the recent exhibition game- for the War Memorial In- armary at Wrexham yielded a net profit of £ 75, I have been asked by representatives of the Welsh F.A. to call the attention of affiliated clubs and players and the officials of sanctioned competitions that we are now in the close season. In a number of cases games are still being played and whilst the authorities do not desire to take harsh measures, the proper control and management of the game must now be resumed and the rules as to play must be observed. Unless the rules are kept it will be im- possible to secure the good government of foqtball to which we were accustomed before the war. Rules and regulations cannot now be disregarded and clubs and players who desire to take* part in registered competitions next season 'will be well advised to take this frieno-y waruiiig. If reports are sent in to the' Council of the F.A. W., suspensions are bound to fol- low, and we should all liki> to be free from such troubles when the season opens at the end of August. Clubs are reminded that entries for the Welsh Senior ana Aciateur Cups must be sent to the Secret tary, Mr. T. Robbins, High Street, Wrexham, by September 1st. Clubs: should send in their applica- tions for membership of the Association without de- The Welsh F.A. have appointed area committees to examine and appoint referees for Ile*t season. All officials who tv,-ke been taking part iul regimental and charity football and who desire to be placed on the Welsh list, should serd in their names to the F.A.W. at the earliest possible date. Congratulations to Horace Blew, the old Welsh International full back, on his election as a council- lor for the town of his adoption. Blew, who is well known in commercial circles as a successful auction- eer and valuer, won his election by 12 votes, but one of the daily paper', announced his return by a major- ity of over 5,000 votes! Blew served the Wrexham club well for severa seasons. He figured in many Internationals for Wales and frequently went into, England to assist the League clubs. One of his most treasured wedal .is one presented to him by the Manchester United Clu' for the help he gave them during one difficult season In the history of the Old Trafford Club. Arrangements are well in hand for' next season's Birmingham and District League. The following clubs will take part in the competition.—West Brom- wich Albion, Birmingham, Stoke, Hednesford, Wolver- hampton, Coventry City, Wrexham, Shrewsbury, Kid- derminister, Worcester, Wednesbury, Wellington, BrierJey iiill, Walsall, Willenhall, Stourbidge, NUll- eaton and Darlaston. It will be observed that the Villa, and Stafford have gone and- that Hednesford and Nuneaton have joined the League. Hednesford is a name which recalls memories of an exciting English cup-tie which took place there a few years ago when Horace Blew wore the Wrexham colours. The Welshmen won the tie, but they were certainly Fortune's favourites that day! The Shropshire clubs remain in the Birmingham League and, with Wrexham still in this competition, it should arouse great local interest next winter. It is to be hoped the clubs will be able to secure cap- able elevens during tliç summer add that the tegi- mental clubs will be able to supply a number of new xecruite* \j
1 SOAMES CUP SEMI-FINAL. OHIRK v. GWERSY-LLT.—On Saturday, Chirk were to have met in the semi-anai )f the Soames' Cup at Rhos. There was a good attendance of lipectatora when Chirk i-rrived but they were disappointed when, some time later, it was announced that Gwersylit had no intentions of being present, and » charity was arranged between Chirk and Rbos, when Chirk ran cut winners by 6 goals to nil. Chirk DII.;e Qualified by virtue of GwersyllVs non-attendance to enter th* final and mtet Brymto. ..J J r CRICKET, I BRYNKINALT v, OSWESTRY BOYS' HIGH SCHOOL,—Pi^yed at Brvnkinait on Saturday. Scores; ? ￼ O.B.?.S. Mr..Temmett run out 9 Mr. Tay'fr b flackett 8 Mr. Jackcon b Hacketts 60 W. N. Owen run out 2 Colquhoun b U&eke.tt 2 Mr. Jones Ibw Haekett 1 Matthews b Palmer 4 risk b Hacked 24 H. M. Jones c Stones' b Palmer 3 Llowarch not out 0 Thomas 4 HaeLet' o Extras 6 Extras Brynktnalt. T. Ashton c Jones b Taylor 8 A Ashtoi a Jonea ,2 Hackett b Jacitson IU go Leavey c Owe Jackson 8 .lLlarti'a a ;,ud b Fisk ,w 1 Stokes not ou!. Bertie c Fift b Jackson 2 Vinton o Jackson 2 Dent rot C.1t < 0 Extras S For 7 wickets—90 Palmer and 13. Owen diri not bat. CHIRE. v. CEF-N.-Playe-d at Chirk on Saturday. Seares;- Cern, H. MQUI,; c G. E. James b (Jnwin 8 J. J. Harr'son b Edwards, 0 F. Matthews b Edwards 3 H. Matthews c Summers b Edwards. 2 R. Thomas b T. OweiLs 4 E. Evans c G. E. James b Unwin 0 H. T. Johnson c J. W. James b Edwards 3 T. ç. Edwards b Edwards > 0 T. Phillips b Edwards 1 Ivqr Roberts apt out 1 34 Cbirk. A. Unwin b Harrison 12 T. Owens i- Thomas 6 Rev. J. W. Lloyd c Moult b Evans 2 G. Owens b Evan 5 6 0. E. James b tovans 7 O. Morris•jun.) c Evans b Edwards 4 S. Edwards c Harrison b Evans 2 D. Owens b Evanr 0 J. W. James c WTight b Edwards 4 T. Williams u Wright b Evans 9 W. E. Summers not out 1 Extras 1 45 OSWESTRY v. WEM.—Played at Oswe-stry on Sat. urday-Result: Oswestry 87; Wem 149. OSWESTRY 2nd v. GRAMMAR SCH.OOL.Piayed on the School ground on Saturday. Result Oswestry 166; School 25, GRESFORD v. BRYJVIBO.—Played at Gresford on Saturday. Result; Brymbo 64; Greaford, 42. -—————
JOHNSTOWN. PRESENTATION.—A very. deserving presentation took place last week when the students of the min- ing class invited Mr. Andrew Williams to a supper at Denbigh ITcuse, and there presented him with a marble clods as a mark of their esteem on his having won :<. first-class manager's certificate. Mr. Ben. Pritchard, in an appropriate speech, made the presentation on behalf of the students, and spoke in warm terms of Mr. Will'ams's abilities as a teacher, the recipient responding in feeling terms. A number of other gentlemen also spoke. Councillor J. B. Davieg pccvpted the chair and a very pleasant me-at- mg was the reault..
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Montgomeryshire Disablements Committee. -1 DELAYED TREATMENT FOR CON- SUMPTIVES. A meeting of the County Disablements Committee ander the War Pensions Act was held at Welshpool on Monday, when Mr, A. W. Williams-Wynn was re- elected ehairoiau ana )..1'. W. Yvatkin vice-chairman. Other members preset Were: Col. Sir Edward Pryce- jo-aes, Messrs, D. Thomas, M. Berwick, J. Griffith, Albert Owes ard D. 0. Eva: with Mr. J. E. Tomley clerk. Mr. Tomley reported that at a meeting of the Joint North Wales Committee reports ■were read from the Welsh Memorial Association and the National In- Buraifce Commissioner- as to the training of dis- charged consumptive men, and the trend of the re- port was than delay in providing the training was on the part of the Treasury in not confirming the neces- sary expenditure. The whole question of the treat- ment of consumptive men was being considered by the later-Departmental Committee, in London and the Joint Committee for Korih Wales had asked him to appear before die Committee.—On the same subject Major David Davies, .M.P., forwarded a eopy of a question asked in Parliament and the reply made by the undersecretary for the Ministry of Pensions. The reply stated- that there were 21 men discharged from tuberculosis now in ordinary industrial training in Wales and bet we? n 60 and 70 waiting training. Re- i' ferring to this Mr. Tomley said the 60 or 70 were the figures supplied by the North Wales Joint Com- mittee six months ago and only related to Trs-th Wales. Despite that the scheme fo far approved only provided for ten men. He (Mr. Tomley) ac- companies Major Davies in an interview with the Chancellor of the Exchequer last week, and the public would see that Majoi Davies, in taking the matter to the fountain head, was not content to let it rest. Mr. J. Griffiths said that whils chaos prevailed in the Government Departments the men were suffering, and Mr. Tomley added that the men were pressing him every week for what they, were, entitled to. VARIOUS ACTIVITIES. t The Clerk said the Committee's scheme for training men in forestry or. Major Davies's estate had attract- ed considerable interest throughout the country and liubmitte.1 many applications for training from far afield. He added, however, that they were unable to accept mo. than nine men owin. io the difficulty of lodging accommodation at llanuinam. Altogether the; had had 26 applications. He had discussed the matter with Major W. J. Evans and hoped the scheme could be extended. Mr. Tomley also reported that the Joint Commit- tee for North Wales had decided to support the pro- posed establishme-- of a loom train'-tg centre at New- iWwn and also' to recommr-nd that clinic for cur- ative treatment for outsjde patients should be started at the .arne place so that it would be an im- portant development for that town. In addition, efforts were being mace to establish a training centre in brush making, and Messrs. Pryce-Jones, Ltd. were considering a proposal by the Ministry of Pensions to provide training in tailoring. It was satisfactory to know, added Mr. Tomley, that local firms were in the purview of the Ministry. £ 1,0C0 A WEEK. The Clerk said tha. about £ 1,OCO a week was now being paid out in respect of disabled men in the count. REFUSING TREATMENT. A 1-tter was read from a partially disabled man at Machynlleth stating that ae had been in hospital two years and new refused further treatment.—The Clerk said he wrote to the man pointing out that he might forfeit his pension by refulug treatment, but the man replie in the same terms.—Mr. Lumley, Machynlleth, wrote stating that the man refused treatment because it was suggested to have his hand amputated.—It w.a;¡ abs-urd to suggest stopping his pension cai such grounds. The, man was now carrying en work satisfactorily ana was not a shirker.-The Clerk saia that no amputation had been suggested. It was curative massage that was suggested, and if tlje man got worse through declining treatment it would be a serious matter.—The Chairman said it made it very difficult where a Dan refused treatment. It was entirely different* to refusing an operation and he was afraid they had no alternative but. to re- port the case to the Ministry o- Pensions.—The Clerk taid th} Ministry would send down a surgeon to examine the man before taking action and it was agree, to report the case,
Threatened Guardians. I A NORTH WALES PROTEST. f At a conference of representatives of the North .Wales Poor Law Unions held at Rhyl, last wek, it was unanimously resolved to send a delegation from the North and South Walea boards of jruardians to the Welsh, members of Parliament to lav before them the board's views in protest .against the abolition proposals of the Govern- ment. There was a large attendance, every North. Wales union being represented. It was reported that various boards of guardians had been interviewing local members Qf Parliament, and, as a result of an interview with Major D. Daviets, the proposal was made that North and South Wales should combine and tend a delegation to the Welsh members to give effect to their opposition to the praposuls of the Jleconstruction Committee.. Mr. E. J. Willi-an-is, Wrexham, said there was great ignorance in the country as to what the Government proposed to do with boards of (guardians. It was then decided that each union with a ratable value of under £ 200.000 should appoint one delegate to the conference, and the unions "ith larger ratable values two delegates. These would meet the South Wales delegates, and after a policy was agreed on they would meet the Welsh members of Parliament and go into the whole question. Mrs. Batters, Misa Chamnesa and Mr. R. Jones, Holywell, were appointed representatives an the Central Poor Law Executive, and it was decided to resume the sittinga of the North Wales Poor Law Conference.
National Library of Wales. SOME VALUABLE ADDITIONS. At the half-yearly meeting of the Court of Governors of the Nation-! Librai, of Wales, held at the Board of Trade, London, yesterday, the Right Hon. J. Her- bert Lewis, M.P., who presided, said that the work had been, nried on very successfully during the war notwithstanding great difficulties. The grant b.d be-p- reduced by RSOQ on the out- break of war, but friends who desired to remain un- known had placed a large sum of money at their dis- posal to enable them to secure valuable objects. Dur- ing the war their income was RSAO, but the removal to the new building meant a gradual increased cost to the upkeep- ing of the library. They had no money to enable them to add to the Salaries of the staff, Mt a, the result of an appeal to the Treasury a further giaiit was made of £ 4,500, and tha grant of £81,)0 Jor ac. quisitions was restored. A letter was read from the Prime mister, thriv- ing the court for his re-election as ,i. member of the council, and one from Queen Mary sending the in- vestiture medal in silver as a gift to the National Library. The medal was, of course, struck to com- memorate the investiture of the Prince of Wales In 3911 at Carnarvon, and the thanks of the court were tendered to ^er Majesty for the gracious gift. Sir Evai n. Jones, Bart., M.P., was appointed treasurer mtil the annual meeting in October next. Mr. Thoma) Jone, was elected representative on the court of governors of the National Museum, in the place of the. late Dr. Henry Owen. The report of the Building Committee stated that the total expenditure on the building account was £ 107,231 against net suBscriptions, etc., £ 106,219, the total deficiency now being £ 2,S3S, The report of the librarian Was adopted. Appre- ciation was expressed at the patriotism of Lord Mostyn ar d the public spirit of Mr. A. Cecil Wright in purchasing the Mostyn collection of Welsh manu- scripts and making them a gift to the National Librarv. LIBRARIAN'S REPORT. At the half-yearly meeting of the court of govern- ors of the National Library of Wales, held at the Board of Education, Whitehall, on Friday, the librarian (Mr. John Ballinger) reported that the library has received in the past six months many im- portant and interesting gifts. Through the public- spirited generosity of Mr. A. Cecil Wright the Mostyn MSS. had been presented to the nation- Mr. Henry I Taylor had added to his Flintshire historical collec- tion a valuable series of papers relating to the Flint- shire elections of 1837, 1842, and 1852, giving many I sidelights on old-time electioneering methods and re- calling famous contests between the families of Glynne of Harwarden, the Mostyns and the Hanmers. The Rev. A. Owen Evans, Llamfaethlu Rectory, Ang- lesey, had contributed 41 volumes of MS. music, te- ing the music books of Thomas Jones, parish clerk of Llantrisant, Anglesey, bom 1818, died 1898. FIRST BIBLE IN IRISH. I Mr. J. H. Davies presented a copy, complete and in sound condition, of the first Bible in Irish (London, 1685; quarto, 1,142 pp.). This first issue was the Old Testament only. A copy of the Welsh Bible of 1727 (O.T. only), presented by Mrs. Wheldon, of Carmar- then, formerly belonging to Daniel Rowland, of Llan. geitho, who wrote his name in it in several place*, Daniel Rowland, his Book, 1773." The name Sarah Rowland also occurs. The purchases from the special book fund include a series of 100 original letters written between the years 1674-1634 by Sir Robert Leoline Jenkins, Becre- ftary of State to Sir Richard Bulstrode, envoy at Brussels. The letters give news of political events, and contain references to the Prince of Orange, the Dutch Treaty, the Peace with France" the Duke of Monmouth, and many other matters of State. Sir Leoline Jenkins was a distinguished Welshman, who by his will gave large endowments to Jesus College, Oxford, and to the grammar school at Cowbridge, of which town he was a native. The libra-rian referred to the storafe cf national treasures (o art and literature in the Naiicnal Library during a period of the war. The fioperty entrusted to the library by the British Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the Corporation of London, and a few extremely valuable things ficm other plaaes comprised treasures which, if destroyed, Viculd have robbed not only Great Britain but the civilised world of some of its greatest possessions. The whole of th,ese valuables were removed, stored, and re- turned without a single mishap. ■i|pw
Ruabon Grammar School I Eistedfodd. LIST OF THE PRIZE WINNERS. I The annual eigteddfou was hid in the school on Monday, May 19, and proved a great success. The Rev. D. J,. Bowen, head-naster, presided, and was supported by Ald. Christmas Jones, chairman of the Governors, and other ladies and gentlemen. The awards were as followsEssay (upper school), 1, Bryn Edwards; essay (lower school), 1 Harry Rsid; original poem, 1, Bryn Edwards, 2, J Llewelyn Jones; original story, 1, Addison Jones, 2, Bryn Edwards, 3, W, J. Bowyer; Welsh translation (upper school), 1, W. J. Bowyer, 2. J. Stanley Morris; Welsh translation (lower), 1, Wynn Evans; 2, Thos. Phillips; French translation (upper), 1, W. J. Bowyer, 2, Brynmor Jones; French translation (lower), 1, B. Lloyd Jones, 2, Thomas Phillips, 3, Harry Reid, soprano solo, 1, Emlyn Evan. baritone solo, 1, Arthur S. R. Jones; quartette, 1 Haydn Williams and Party; choir, 1, Meirion Williams and Party; pianoforte, solo, 1, Arnold Ellis; violin solo- 1 Norman Woolley; English recitation. Em,yn Evans; Welsh recitation: 1, W. J. Bowyer; impromptu speech, 1, Trevor Davies, 2, Herbert Ellis; reading unpunctuated passage, 1, Idris Griffiths; drawing (upper), 1, H. Richardson; drawing (middle), 1, Emlyn Bvans; drasv'ng (lower), 1, Harry ?Reid, 2, Wynn Bvan?, 3, T. Philips; map drawing (lower), 1, Reginald Hayes; best collection of flowers, 1, Gwynfryn Robert"; fretwork, 1, George Davies; Plasticene model, 1, Cyril Davies; photography 1, H. L. Fox; EngPSh dictat",On, 1, Wilfred Phillips, 2, H. Pritchard, 3, G. Rowlands; Waidictation, 1, Bleddyr J. Roberts. There was a record number of entries and keen competition took place '11 all the items. At the oloe of the proceedings the prizes were distributed by Mrs. R. A. Jones, Ruabon. The adjudicators were: Literary, M™ F. W. Jones, Cteobury Mortimer; music, Mr. Emlyn Davies, Trevor; recitation, etc., Mr. E. Jenkins, Wrexham; miscellaneous, Mr. Ernest Jones, Johnstown, Misses Gladys and Blodwyn Jones. The arrangements were in the hands of Mr. D. B. Jones, assisted by a committee. Û1 boys. After the usual votes of thanks the proceedings terminated with the single of Hen Wlad fy Nhadau" and God Save the King." During the meeting a hearty welcome was extended to Mr. R. S. -Pollard, who has just been appointed second seieajce- master on the school staff. I ———<? ———