I THE CHURCHES. The Rev. E. P. Edmonds, rector of Whit- iirijrton, writes in the Oswestry Deanery Mag'- azine that episcopal palaces and rectoiriiif mansions givc the impression, however false, < of alootiiess and affluence. They will have to g. "There arc clergy in and near this city who do not get—and whose families do not get, enough to eat to enable them to do their work cfficiemly, said the vicar of Leeds at a oieel- jlJ in that city 011 Monday. The dcatli occurred at Chester, on Mon- day, at the age of 79, of the J lev. James a pa.t president of the National Eva-Tig,, lical Fi-e,) Church Council, an<l past president of the Primitive Methodist Conference. At the annual meeting of the West Merioneth Caivinisiic Methodists at Pen- rhyndeudraeth, the following wen1 elec- ted officers :-Presidpnb, the Rev. R. R. Biacnau J''e-uniog. and Mr Ed- Morr is, Griffith, Harlech; tiealirer, Mr ward M orns, Griffith, ilartech; t) ea.-urot' Mr 'ArSBider Hughes, Hartbcris; secretary, the Rev. Hugh Levi Jones; Croc&or. PASTORS' MINIMUM RAISED. At a meeting of tho West Merioneth Presbytery, at Penrhyndeudraeth, on [Wednesday, the deacons held special sit- tings at which it was unanimously decided to increase ministers' minimum remunera- tion for Sunday services from 30s to 40s, tit-art-in g with the new year. NEW BANGOR PASTOR, The Itev. E. Cefni Jones, at present pastor of the Baptist Church at Hirwain. Glamorganshire, has accepte(I a call to tho pastorate of the Penuel Welsh Baptist Church, Bangor. Mr Jones, who was edu- cated at the North .Wales Baptist College, ■Bangor, is a native of Llangefni, and has previously held pastorates at Llanbens and 31a enau Festiniog-. FEEE8 AND 3ERIS. Iti these days of many dioceses (says the Daily Express) a new bishop lias to wait many years before he reaches one of the privil- eges of his office-that of a seat in the Houso of Lords. In the old days there were twenty- four bishops and twenty-four scats on the Episcopal Bencli. Wlicn the number of sees was increased, the spiritual peers were not given extra representation. Instead, three of til em-LODdoii, Durham and Winchester—were each accorded a seat -by right, and tho re- niainder, who now number thirty-six, had to await vacancies among the twenty-one places ill order of seniority. C.M. MONTHLY MEETING. I At the Monthly Meeting of the Arvon C.M., held at Engedi, Carnarvon, on Monday, the following were appointed officers for the ensuing yearPresidents, Rev. J. E. Hughes, B.A., B.D., Portdin- orwic, and JNir Rowland Williams, laly- earn. The Rev. R. Dew i W illiams, B.A., was elected representative on the Bala College Committee, and Mr Rhys Wil- liams, Carnarvon, was appointed auditor. The following were appointed delegates to the Genoral Assembly:—Revs. H. Harris Hughes, B.A., Bangor; R. M. Jones, Clasgood; Messrs .R. J. William- Ban- gor; ajid Rhys Williams, Carnarvon. Dr. John Williams.. 1'iynsieLcyn, called attention to the Connexion's pub- lications. He complained of the lack of support given by members of the ch urclie^. MR LLOYD GEORGE'S FAVOURITE I HYMNS. The Church Family Newspaper'' last week had an article on tho Premier's favourite hymns. After mentioning what may bo news to a good many, that Mr Lloyd George is very musical and the possessor of a fine tenor voice, the article goes on to state that the Premier has several favourite hymns, the chief of which is "Jabcz," which he has been persuaded to translate into English. The first line reads: "If e'er I cross the wilderness. Brynhyfryd," and "Dyfrdwy" are other hymns for which Mr Lloyd George has a special liking. In addition to these, the Prime Minister is particularly fond of the great mining hymn, "Cwm R.hondda," which is full of force and fire, and is sung every- where by Welsh miners. Another favourite is the weird and mournful "Moriah." '"Dwyfor" is another hymn to which the Premier is very attached. flis is the name of the mountain stream I at Llanystumdwy. where Mr Lloyd George spent his boyhood, and he says that the tune of this hymn is like the music of the water rippling over the rocks. Mr Lloyd George not only takes a keen in- terest in the preservation of the old Welsh hymn tunes, but encourages present com- posers in them.
DIOCESE OF ST. DAN-ID-S. I ELECTIONS ON PATRONAGE BOARD AND EPISCOPAL COLLEGE. I The result of the election of clerical members for the Diocese of St. David's to serve on the Patronage Board and Epis- copal College of the Church in Wales after March 31st next (when the Welsh Church 'Act comes into force) was declared at the Church House, Carmarthen, on Saturday by the Bishop of St. David's. The first two in the following list will serve on the Patronage Board, and the next four will form a supplemental list, who will act on the body in the case of the death of a member of the Board or in the case of a member failing to attend :— I VanoTi G. C. Joyce, principal of St. David's Clolleee Lampeter. Canon D. Watoyn Morgan, LlancUy. The Dean of St. David's (the Very Rev. W. Williams). Canon Joseph Lloyd, Llanpumsaint. The Rc-v. D. L. Prosser, Pembroke Dock. Canon D. Williams, Aberystwyth. Following are the names of those elect- ed members of the Episcopal College. If a vacancy occurs in the Diocese of St. David's the first six will act. and if a vac- ancy occurs in some other diocese the first three will act, the' remaining members foi-nillig a supplemental list:— The Archdeacon of Carmarthen (the Rev. R. Williams, Llondilo). .Tlu Bishop of Swansea. Owion G. C. Joyce, Lampeter. !I%o Dean of St. David's. Canon Joseph Lloyd, DanpumMjnt. Canlbn D. Watcyn Morgan, Llanelly. Q'he Rev. Griffith Thomas, Llaxigyfeiacii. The Rev. D. L. Prosser, Pembroke Dock. The Rev. Ben Davies, St. David's, Car- mar then. Canon D. Williams, Aberystwyth. The Rev. Harold S. Williams, Oyster- mouth. The Archdeacon of Cardigan (the Re v. D. Williams). The Rev. D. T. Alban, Lampeter. Uanon J. Watkin Jones, Swansea The Rev. B. Parry Griffiths, St. Peter's, Liu-marthen.
FIRST AIR VOYAGE TO I AUSTRALIA. 12,000 MILE FLIGHT ACCOM- I PLISHED. A Router s message from Port Darwin (Australia) yesterday stated that Captain Ross Sinith has arrived therc- a,li well. Capt. Ross Smith, tho Australian air- tnan, left HounsloNv less than a month ago on a 12,000 mile flight to Australia, with his brother as assistant pilot, and two mechanics. They have reached their goal, end accorhplighed the world's record long-distance flight, and win the i;io,om prize offered by the Commonwealth Gov- ernment.
The Board of Trade returns for last I month Mmv an increase of £ 43.891 too in .???rts, ?nd ?26,794,327 in i r'lports cm-I pared with November last year.
100 YEARS AGO. I FROM THE I tAort4 ivalto (Salotte I (NOW NORTH WALES CHRONICLE), DECEMBER 9th, 1819. £1000. WANTED TO BORROW, The above ,Ltlll, ID one or more shares, upon the credit of theTolls, arising by vir- tile of an Act of Parliament, passed in the S9t,h year of the Heigll of his present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for vesting in Commissioners, "the line of Road from Shrewsbury, in "tho county of Salop, to Ba.ngor-feiry, in the County of Carnarvon, and for discharging the Trustee* under several "A(-t-s of the I ftli, 23th. 36th. 41st, 42nd, "47th, and 50th years ol his present Majesty, for th(, future Repair and Maintenance thereof, and for altering and repealing so much of the said Acts, as affect the said Lino of Road. For further particulars apply to Mr Wyatt, Lime Grove, Bangor, North Wales, Clerk to the Commissioners. BANGOR llCNT Will tako place on MONDAY, the 19th day of DECEMBER Instant, when the Comptroller hopes to be honoured with the Company of the Friends of the Meet- ing. The Hounds will throw off at nine o clock, at Rhoswylfa, near Llanddein- iolen. Dinner to be on the table at the Mitre Inn, at four o'clock. JOHN HUGHES, Comptroller. Bangor, Dec. 1, 1819. N.B.—A BALL at the Waterloo Assem- bly Rooms, 011 Tuesday night, the 14th inst. I CREDITORS' MEETING. TAKE NOTICE that a MEETING of the CREDITORS of the Rev. JEFFREY HOLLAND, late of Dolbenm aen, in the Connty of Carnarvon, lately discharged from the g-aol of Carnarvon, in the coun- ty of Carnarvon, under and by virtue of the Act, passed in the 53rd year of the reign of his present Majesty, King George of the Third, intituled, "An Act for Re- lief of Insolvent Debtors in England," will be held at the Goat Inn. in the town of Carnarvon, in the said county of Carnar- von, on Monday, the 20th day of Decem- ber next, at the hour of two of the o'clock in the evening precisely, for the purpose of appointing an Assignee, or Assignees, of the said Insolvent's Estate ° and Eflects. EVANS, Solicitor. I Carnarvon, 27th Nov., 1819. I TROTTING MATCH. 011 Thursday last, a trotting match took place on pomes, 13 hands high, for a, wager of £ 10, between Mr John Ell s, of Park Lodge,, near Amlwch, and Mr Wil- liaiii Owen, of Li an go I'm, eaJ, i owner riding his own jx>ny. The ground fixed upon was the public road between Gwin- du and Llangefni, a distance of near five miles, which was performed in the short space of 17 minutes. Several friends of the lespective parties endeavoured to keep pace with them, but the fleetest among them did not arrive at the goal until ten mil] ut-os after the ponies had reached their destination. The match was so closely contested that it was impossible for the umpires to decide, with any degree of certainty, which Wfcs the first in. It was, therefore, proposed* to give, up t.ho stakes and each party, in lieu there<?. to invite then fnpnds to a dinner, which accord- ingly took place at the Bull's Head Inn. Llangefni, where 14 persons sat down to a most excellent dinner, and the evening j was spent with the utmost good humour.
— [ OUR FOOD SUPPLIES. K ED ICED BUTTER RATION. I Butler is now a real luxury. From next Monday the ration is to be reduced to loz. per head per week. There is good butter jtn-ailable (j ii the Continent, but the price u-ked is so much more than our coritrolle(i price of 2s (xl per lb. that the Treasury won't allov. it to be bought. To increase the maximum here would, i( is felt, be dangerous, for it migThhot tempt tanners to make butter, whereas the po!ic.\ott)tp(.!ovef[imont,istotCtnpLthemto sell their milk.
AM; MEAT SUPPLY. I Therein so much il. tile couiitri- (san-s a. correspondent) just now that unless con- sumption increases there is some danger of good food having to be destroyed. The rea- son why consumption does not incrcase J, that prices are so Iiifrii, imporicd meat could certainly he reduced in price, but the price is kept up in order that a profit may be shown over the whole area of the meat sales organ- ised by the Government. At the moment, a great controversy is raging as to whether IlIeat control should net be abandoned.
DEARER CHEESE: CHEAPER RABBITS. I The Food Controller has decided to increase the maximum price of home-made hard checso by 2d to is 8d per lb., as from to-day The Minister issues a reminder that wild rabbits have been reduced in price to 9<l per lb. everywhere in this country except the Citv and Metropolitan Boroughs of Undon and certain districts in the West Riding of York- shire, where the retail price is lOd.
MORRIS & JONES (1919) LTD. It was only in June that Morris and Jones, Limited, was converted into a pub- lic cofrnpany, and an issue successfully made of 120,000 7 per cent, cumulative "A" preference chares. The big response to that issue has led the directors to un- dertake a scheme for the rearrangement of the capital, with a view to the further expansion of tho business. Accordingly a new company, Morris and Jones (1919) Limited, has beern formed, with a capital of El,O(YO,ODO, equally divided between 7 per ocnt. cumulative preference and or- dinary shares, both of £ 1 each, and an issue is now being made of 300.000 of the preference and 300,000 of the ordinary shares. There will be allotted to the vendor company 186,423 preference ajid 100,000 ordinary r-harm I and the balance are being offered to the public at par. Preference will be given in aUotment to shareholders in the vendor company and to customers ajid staff, and to those who apply for both preference tuid 'ordi.: nary shares. The profits since 19T4 JÙer- age £ 37,86b, and the directors anticipate that the recent issue of i' 120,000 a.nd the additional capital now being offered will yield £ 35,000 per annum, and they esti- mate that there will be a surplm of EA1,000 per annum for ordinary divideind and r.ry(, after paying the preference dividend and allowing for depr?attwi, etc. If these estimates are fulfilled the-re will be a liandsome dividend on the or- dinary glares.
NORTH WALES UNIONISTS. The North Wales Unionist Association (says the Liverpool Courier) has been re- organised, and the following officers ap- pointed:—President, the Earl of Powis; chairman, Lord Kenyan; vice-chairmen, Lord Penrhyn and Captain Mainwaring; hon. treasurer, (Jolonel J. E. Mellor: and hon. secretary, Mr Frederick Wadding- ton.
THE PROPOSED WEST DENBIGHSHIRE HOSPITAL. Lord Colwyll lia.,3 accelitod the chair- manship of the General Committee of the West Denbighshire Hospital, and Lord Clwyd has been asked to take the vioe-ohairmatifehip, in conjunction with Mr ç. B- J9nes-Mortimer.
I AROUND THE SHOPS AT CHRISTMAS. It is safe to predict that this Christmas —the "Peace" Chyistnias-wljl prove one of the most successful in the trading annals of tho towns throughout the length and breadth of North Wales. Money is freer than ever before, the knowledge that Armageddon is at an end has buoyed up the populace for a real -good holiday, and thanks to the ruiing of the Food Controller various articles and commodities of a domestic character are released which will tend to make the Yuletido Festival of 1919 more in keeping with the traditional celebration of the feast than it has been for some years pa.st. For instance, there should be no short- age of dried iiuits, and grocers generally will doubtless Jioild sufficient gtocks of all varieties of currants, sultanas, etc., wherewith the ubiquitous pudding and pies of mincemeat can be produced. Toyland has provided wondrous delights for the youngsters, and it is interesting to record* that British manufacturers have ably risen to the occasion and excellent'y filled the market with toys equal to those hitherto supplied to us by recent enemy countries. It had been said that the Britishers' lack of ingenuity in the pro- duction of toys and games had for ever paralysed any hope of our competing in this direction with Continental manufac- turers. After-war conditions have proved this to be a fallacy, as a visit to any Toy- land Bazaar will indicate. The fancy goods trade has likewise had a fillip through our ready response to the call of the country to produce fancy novel- ties for ourselves, and those which arc home-made, together with those of French extraction, will make a brave show in an fancy departments. Vanity hags will un- doubtedly play a prominent part in gain- ing popular favour, and it is anticipated that the demand for these articles, both fitted and unfitted, will be particularly great. The economical housewife will be better able to cater for her domestic needs this year than for years past, as the removal of many restrictions naturally tends to make the duties of housekeeping far I easier than formerly. Visits to the butcher, the baker, and. candlestick-maker will not be so fearsome as they were in the days when rationing was extrem.e in its severity. Foodstuffs genct-ally ivlu be fairly easy of purchase, but one is warned not to expect too much from sweet con- fectioners nor the cracker people. Un- doubtedly there will bo fa.ir supplies, but items of this character intended for the enhancement of the Christmas festivities will speedily sell out, it is imagined. The days of the Christmas card type, when robins hopped about on snow-clad ground seem to have departed, it being considered by many that the earth in changing its axis is incidentally altering I i C7"dcntally the seasons. This fact makes it more and more difficult for traders to stock as they would, and their enterprise in this direc- tion is not only amazing but wonderful. When one reflects on the thousand and one things which go to complete the stocks of most emporiums, and how much depends in most cases on the weather, it is truly marvellous how skilfully the shop- keeper keeps pace with the eyct-changing market. In this conneetion it is to be pointed out that the wise housewife will not for- get trie fact that this Christmas gives a long spell of holiday. Christmas Day fall- ing, as it does, on a Thursday, gives prac- tioally four clear days. ObVlOUY Satur- day will be a f/ay for a cer- tain amount of trading, but it may bo safely assumed that more often than not the day will be given over to houday- making. Consequently, it will be of neoessity that due arrangements are made beforehand, and a good axiom to observe is "Shop early."
I OBITUARY. I [ THE COIXTESS OF DEXBIGH. The Countess of Denbigh died at noon on Monday at Nownham Paddox, War- wicksihire. the family seat. Lady Denbigh was a daughter of the eighth Lord Clifford, of Chudloigh, and was married to Lord Denbigh in 1884. She had a family of three sons and seven daughters. Her eldest son, Viscount Feilding, D.S.O., served with the Cold- stream Guards in the wax from 1914, being mentionoo in dispatches and re- ceiving the brevet raatk of major. The second son, the Hon. Hugh' Cecil Robert Feilding, was a lieutenant-commander, R.N., and was killed in the battle of Jut- land; and the third, the Hon. He-nry Simon, is a Lieutenant in the Coldstream Guards. Of the daughters, Lady Dorothie has won a name for herself by her con- spicuous services in the war. She was one of the comparatively few women who were awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field. The funeral took place at Ncwnhain yesterday (Thursday). Only immediate relatives and friends were present. The news of the Countess of Denbigh-8 death was received with deep regret at Pantaeaph. On many occasions Iier lady- ship visited the Convent and Orphanage, and continued the generous support the Denbigh family for so many years have rendered the establishment. Panta-saph was founded by members of Lord Denbigh's family, some of whom have been interred in the Franciscan Monastery Church. Lady Denbigh was also well known in Whit- ford, and at one time the family frequent- ly resided at their picturesque seat at Downing.
MRS K. IT-. DOT-GLAS. I The death occurred on Tuesday, at her residence, Garreghvyd, Llan- dudno, of Mrs Douglas, widow of Mr Kenmuir Wbitworth Douglas, a former proprietor of the North TT-nlfs Chronicle, who died close upon twelve months ago. Prio- to her marriage with Mr Douglas in 1879, Mrs Douglas was the widow of Mr William Jones, of Record House, Ruthin. She leaves one surviving son.
REV. I. JOXES, NAXTGLYN. After a. lor^e illness, the death occurred on Saturday of the Rev. Isaac Jones, of Nantglyn, near Denbigh. He was 89 years of age, and was one of two of the oldest ordained ministers in North Wales. He spent his whole life in the Yafe of Olwyd Monthly Meeting district. He j will be buried at Llajisannan, to day (Thursday).
MR fr. EVA-X$, C.B. Mr William Evans. C.B., formerly of the Board of Trade, died on Sunday at his residence at Hemlon, in his seventy- ninth year. He had served as Official Receiver in Bankruptcy for the Chester and North Wales District, inspector of offi- cial receivers for England and Wales, aiiti inspector general.
SIR R. J. THOMAS AND THE HOUSING HOLE. Speaking in the House of Commons, on Monday night, on the second reading of the Housing (Additional Powers) Bill, Sir R. J. Thomas said it wa.s economically impossible to bwld houses by private enter- prise. Hie only remedy was for the igoveriiiiiet-it to control building materials and to help authorities who could not l'a-ise money tlmm'Sehe. 'fb doto \va, r.ti--c lylz)ney dol-o waa
I THE DOUGLAS PENNANT INQUIRY* Reporting on their inquiry into the dis- missal of Miss Violet Douglas Pennant from the position of Commandant of the W R A.F., the Select Committee of the House of Lords (says the Morning Post) find that the charges brought by Miss Douglas Pennant were groundless and wholly unjustified. .With regard to the actual moment and manner of the dismissaJ, the Committee find much to regret. Supersession brcvi manu on August 28th when a month had been given on August 17th was an unfotttmate error on the part of Lord Weir..No wonder the lady was startled. Lord Weir has already publicly apologized for this. With General Braneker's action at the interview we have no reason to find fault. He had a disagreeable task to perform, and we bolieve him when he says that he endeavoured to discharge it with everj- proper consideration ana respect for Miss Douglas Pennant. Another ground of regret is that the reasons assigned by General Brancker at the time, and sub- sequently by Lord Weir, are not always consistent with each other. These cir- cumstances we think may well account lor a feeling of indignation ajid resentment in Miss Douglas Pennant, which resulted in her pressing for an inquiry, when, under other circumstances, she would perhaps not havo done so. The inquiry cost £ 9000, which will fall upon the public purse, said Mr Bonar Law yesterday.
I "CONSCIENCE IS CLEAR." MISS DOUGLAS PENNANT AND THE INQUIRY. Miss Douglas Pennant, interviewed on Tuesday, said she had not yet completed hec study of the report of the of Lords' Committee on the circumstances attending her dismissal a.s commandant of tho W.R.A.F. U ntit she had done tihis, in association with those who had advised, her, she wished (says the Evening Standard) to make no statement regarding the Commit- tee's findings. "I did my duty, and mv conscience is clear," she added. Miss Douglas Pennant strongly rescntB the suggestion that her demand for an in- quiry into certain features should be taken as casting reflection on the women of tno Royal Air Force. "I could not wish to be associated with a finer body of women," she said, "or one more anxious to serve their country and do their duty."
FOUR DAYS' REST AT CHRISTMAS. SATURDAY BANK HOLIDAY PROCLAIMED. Saturday, December 27th, is to be both a bank holiday and a public holiday 111 England, Ireland, and Wales. The Royal Proclamation authorising this was signed by the King on Tuesday, at a Privy Coun- cil at Buckingham Paiacc.
PUBLICATION OF THE CHRONICLE (S- ASSOCIATED PAPERS. In Christmas week our printing works I will, in accordance with the King's Pro- damnation, be closed. Consequently the fapei-s will that week be pubhsihed as follows Clorianvdd a.nd Gtialia Monday North Walts Pioneer and Flintshire Observer Tuesday .Tortl/ Woles Chronicle and Llandudno Directory Wednesday We trust ,advertisers and correspondents will note the above dates, ujid send their contributions as early as possible.
LATEST NEWS IN BRIEF. I As a result of Labour party opposition in the House of Commons, yesterday, the Coal Profits Bill was dropped. M. Clemenceau arrived in London yes- terday, and spent a busy day with Mr Lloyd George, with whom he had two discussions on important international questions. f Replying to Sir R. J. "Thomas, in the I House of Commons, yesterday, the Minis- tor of Food said he was not aware that it was trie prevailing opinion in North Wales that the present, system of live stock control should be discontinued. The proposed new national wage scale for colliery clerks provides JB4 10s a week for fully qualified men and ri-ts to S12 i5s for chiefs of stx-ffs. The Prime Minister and other Ministers will address a special meeting of the Joint Industrial Council of tihe Building Indus try at the Central Hall, Westminster, en Tuesday next. It was stated at Unity House, yesterday, that the fresh offer made by th.o Govern- ment in regard to the new wages scaies for railwaymcn is s'till undCrr consideration by the N.U.R. Executive, and no further developments are expected until next week. Lord St. David's, who has beep on i visit to Buenos Ayrcs, Landed at LIverpool yesterday. In broad daylight and in one of the busiest districts of Leeds a raid on a bank was made yesterday. Over Y,400 was stolen, and the manager of the bank, who offe.red resistance to the armed marauder, paid for 'his devotion to duty with ills life.
KING'S MESSAGE TO ANGLESEY CENTENARIAN. I' The King has sent to Mrs Elizabeth Owell, of Moelfre, Anglesey, a menage of I congratulation upon her attaining her 100th birthday. Mrs Owen has a son and daughter, seventeen grandchildren, and fifteen great grandchildren.
CHRISTMAS STRAND MAGAZINE. I W ith a list of contributors including 1 A. Con an Doyle, P. G. Wodehouse, Ethel M. Dell, F. Britten Austin, F. Anstey, Sapper," George Rolxy, and Charles Garvice, and with no less than forty pages printed Ï.rJ colour, the Christmas "Stra.nd: makes a.n imposing show. The number contains nearly thirty stories and articles, amongst the most notable being "The Law of the U hot." the first of a new series by A. Con an Doyle, which ,hc)uld be missed by no reader, whether a Spiritu- alist or not; "Luck and Skill in Games" —a Symposium of EXjlforls; How It Feels to Fly to Paris"; "Thought-reading Tricks for Amateurs: Mistletoe and Other Things." by George Robey; and "The Best Rubber I Ever Saw Played.n by various Bridge experts. Among the I contributors of short stories special refer- ence must be made to P. G. Wodehousc, who has a delightfully humorous story enfitle'd "The Spring Frock," which wil! appeal alke to men and women. Full particulars tire aJso given of a new com- petition for short story writers the first prize being the handsome one of £200.
I UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF NORTH WALES, I AMUSING MOCK ELECTION. There has been a crescendo of excite- ment over the mock election at the Uni- versity College of North Wales, and it culminated last Friday night, when the polling took place. The candidates origin- any nominated were: Messrs Bow en Tho- mias (Coalition), J. A. F. Roberts W P. WiJHams (Asquithian Liberal), ,\Y. P. 'YiJliams (Labour), and Miss Mabel Par so lev (Women's Candidate). Each candidate had a noisy band of followers, and the enthusiasm went to the extent of issuing printed election addressee, one student even going so far as to placard the city with appeal for votes During the week the mam corridor of the College was crowded two or three times each day be- tween lectures with the candidates and their supporters, the former making vehement speeches in support of their claims. The enthusiasm overflowed to High St., where, in Roberts' Cafe, heedless of the ordinary citizens at lunch in the same room, and much to their entertainment-, the eandi-date.s and their friends made im- jjassioned sjxHxhes for support. The polling took place a.t the Powis Hall, when Mr Emlyn Joiie^, the pre- sident of the Students' Representative Council, took his seat as returning officer. BOLSHEVIKS ARRIVE. At 6.3,0 zL series of terrific explosion; in the corridors outside the Powis Hall startled the constituents, and SOIlle aJarm was "occasioned when thick volumes of smoke began to pour into the room. The smoke grew thicker and thicker till, in a few minute, clear vision was impossible and through this smoke a strong and strange party of men marched i'lto the room, fearfully 'and wonderfully dressed, wearing masks and ca.rrying swords and re- volvers. These marched up to the return- ing officer and demanded permission to nominate a candidate representing Bolshevism. Tho returning officer prompt- ly declined their demand on the ground that it was made too late, whereupon two of the intruders clapped revolvers to his head and repeated their demands. The president thereupon granted them twenty mimiites in whioh to lIominatD a candidate and advocate his claims, with the result that Mr A. Russell Jones was adopted. Speaking on his own behalf the Bolshevik candidate, in a really fine speech, cari- catured Bolshevik demands, fiercely attack- ing the Senate and all constituted autho- rltv- But just before the meeting began, Mr L. VaJentine, the leading supporter of the Labour candidate, was captured by the supportej-s of Miss Palleley, who hurried out of the College to him. On the steps of the Pr I hoard-Joiies Hall, however, they were met by a number of Labourites, who promptly rescued their leader after a struggle and triumphantly brought him to the Powis Hall. The Liberal candidate himself receiving timely warning earlier m the day that it was intended to kidnap him, took effective precautions to avoid e a. I RETURN OF THE WOMAN CANDI- I DATE. At nine o clock the returning officer an- nounced the result of the election as fol- lows: Miss Mabel Pajseley (AY omen's | candidate), 176; Mr Philip Williams (Labour), 120; Mr J. Alexander Roberts (Liberal), 36; Mr A. Russoll JOlle. (Bolshevik), 29. The result was received with great cheering and counter-chccriug. After the declaration of the poll four serious charges were preferred against the Labour mi 'didatk-(a) That he gave £ 1000 to a certain dealctr in fish and fried pota- toes to treat tho students with his comestibles; (b) that he gave Mr Bo wen Thomas, Coalition candidate, a cheque for llN to withdraw his candidature: (c) bribed Miss Ceinwen Lloyd Hughes to smuggle terminal papers, and (d) treated several officers of the S.R.C. to dinner at the British Hotel on the previous evening. After the evidence had beQn heard the candidate was committed to the "assize^" to be held at the College to-night. Afterwards the studeattis marched to Lamp-square. UPPÚT Bangor, a favourite rendezvous for students, where the new woman M.P. and other candidates ad- dressed the crowd, which dispersed after singing "Auld Lang Svne." THE TERMINALS. I The examinations commence next Mon- day and finish on Wednesdav. when in the evening a conversazione wiU be hdd. and most of the students return home the following morning ffor their Cfirhfcinas holidays. The next term commences on y 6th. At a gathoring of the Cl?a?ssiml Soeietv"a. Ja?t Thursdav. Mr Dcwi Roberts read ￼ paper on "Greek orators and nirntnrv I ATHLETIC EVENTS. I To-day (Friday) the Meiii s Hockey Team journey to Manchester to meet the hockey team of Manchester University, and on Saturday they play Liverpool University at Liverpool. Bangor 'Varsity will be re- presented by: Latham Hughe*; W. Eyton Lloyd, T. J. Edwards; Mr Watson, O. Williams, J. P. Jones; Fairchild, K) Dcwi Roberts, Noel Evans, Gareth Thomas, and Cotton. The College Rugger Team covered themselves with' glory at Chester on Saturday. The Chester Collegians have an unbroken record of successes, on their own ground since 1914, but they had to bow the knee to the Bangorians on Satur- day. ITie final score was: Bangor, nine points; Chester, three On the same day the 'Varsity Women's Hockey Team drew with the Normal College Women s Hockey Team, the score being two all. NO SMOKING ALLOWED. J On the official board is a notice remind- ing students that "it is against the Cod- lege rul es to ssnoke in the corridors and the penalty for a breach of this rule is a fine of 6d."
ANGLESEY EMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE. A meeting of the Main Committee of the Anglesey Employment Committee was held at the Employment Exchange. Holy- head, last week, Colonel the Hon. R. Stapieton Cotton presiding. Important schemes instigated by the Ministry of labour Employment Depart- ment were considered and discussed, which included iit-or Atia, s]>eoial extension of period of jwivment of out-of work donation to ex-members of the foroes; progress made in connection with the proposed An- glesey training scheme for boot -and basket makers: apprenticeships interrupted by services in the forces; applications for assistance from the Civil Liabilities (Mili- ta.ry Service) Department; and appoint ment of industrial representatives for re- presentation on the Anglesey Choice of Employment Committee (1910 Act). It was reported that. the following firms who had completed undertakings to em, ploy not less than five per cent, of dis- abled men should be added to the King's National Roll;—Sir R. J. Thomas, MP Holyhead; Sir R. Williaru:Bu!keky, Beaumaris: Messrs H. Edwards and Sons, Victoria-square. Holyhead; Mavpole Dam- Co., Holyhead Star Supply Stores, Holy- head: E. Morgan and lb., Amlwch.
FOUR MINES TO BE CLOSED. Mr E. M. Mundy, proprietor of the Shipley Collieries, Ilkeston, Derbyshire na-s given notioo to 4,000 men terminatintr their employment in 14 days unless he re- ceives definite financial guarantees a-gainst the inevitable lessos through the IDs 1* duotion on coal. The Coal Controller lias already been warned of fhe intention to cilose tile four Pit. concerned
1 NORTH WALES PROPERTY MARKET. I HIGH PRICES FOR COX WAY VALLEY LAND. Messrs W. Dew and Son and R. Arthur Jones were favoured with an unusually- large attendance at the Castle Hotel, Co;i- w;y, on Friday, when they submitted to public competition three farm holdings ill the Conway Valley. Mr P.. Arthur Jones, in offering the pro- perties, drew attention to the very keen demand still existing for agricultural land, which s howed no signs of abatement. The first lot put up was a small holding cf about 65 acres, known as Gwaen-y- Groes Isaf, situated near Llanbcdr and Rocwen. For this thcro was a very spirit- ed competition. The bidding started at R200, and quickly rose to £ 5d0, at which figure the pl'(\['erty was sold to Mr W. Ho berts, Bryn Derwen, Talybont. Paart-y-Pridd, a productive mixed hold- ing of 56g acres, near Gla-i Conway, was sold for £ 2500. Biyn Meurig. a pleasantly situated small holding above Glan Conway, realised to Messrs Chamberlain and Johnson. on behalf of a client. The solicitor representing the vendors in the case of Gwaen-y Croes was Mr J. Evans Jones, Bangor, and in the ease of the other two lots Messrs Porter, Am- phlett and Co., of Couway and Colwyn Hay.
PENGWERN ESTATE. LADY NEWBOROUGII AMONG THE BUYERS. Messrs John Pritchard and Co., Ban- gor, offered for sale at the Public Hail, Festiniog. on Wednesday, the agricultural portion of the Pengwem Estate, situate near Fesbiniog, and which was formerly known as the yrme-Fletcher Estate. The total extent wa.s approximately 2000 acres, and embraced 21 farms, several small holdings, and accommodation land. Pengwern Arms Hotel, with over 57 acres of land. was sold privately to the lessee, Mr Wm. Jones, for £ 1600. A small building site and the farm knOlnl as Ologwyn Brith, 48 acres, £ 760, to Mr John Francis, the tenant. Small holding, Wenallt, 5 acres, real- ised jB180, buyer Mr Morris Evans. Ty Coch. a farm of over 34 acres, was old to the tenant, Mr John Morris, for £ 550. Pant. G la., a small holding, 3 acres, was sold to Mr Henry Griffith for £100. C'pfn Panvvl, a' small holding, 10 acres, went to the tenants, Messrs Lewis and James Richards, for E450. Lleddy Nest, a small holding. 13^ acres, sold to the tenant, Mr Griffith Thomas Williams, for £ 350. Tyddyn Gwyn Bach, small hoiding, 14 aceres, was bought by Mr Evan Roberts for £ 4-50. The wel; known farm Pengwern Old Hall, with jts Elizabethan house, to- gether with Cyinmeran Isaf, Yr Allt, Swell, were purchased privately, prior to the sale, by Lady Newborough. The acreage of thus lot approximated 412 acres, together with valuable goodlands. A small accommodation held was also sold privately, prior to the sale, to Mr Howto-n. Testiniog. A leasehold ground rent secured of a building site was purchased privately by the lessee (Mr Shears), before the sale. Hen Bias, together with another build- ing site adjoining, was purchased by Mr J. Lloyd Jones, for LIOO. Bvdbh Iochyn, a farm consisting of over 87 acres, was bought by the tenant, for £800. Teiliau Isaf, a farm of 53 acres, was sold to the -tenant for JE750. Teiliau Bach, a faxm of 134 acres, aiso went to the tenalltt for tlOOO. Accommodation field of nearly 4 acres went to Mr Davies, Tryfal, for £ 225. A building site situate close to Festin- iog, conisting of 1511 square yards, was solid for C75. Another building site, 665 square yards, went for B52 10s to Mr R. Ivor Jones, Festiniog. Building plot, 3600 square yards, near Festiniog, was sohl for £100. We understand that the auctioneers are in treaty with several of the tenants of those lots which fa.iled to reach the re- serve at the time of sale. The solicitors for the vendors were Messrs Birch, Cullimon. and Co., Ches- ter.
TREFOR PLAS ESTATE. I Messrs John Pritchard and Co. sold all this estate at Llangefni yesterday. There was a large a-titendanec at the Town Hall, and bidding was very spirited, many of the tenants being outbid. Trefnant Ddu, in the occupation of Mr Griffith Williams, approxim.atin,g 52 acres, was sold to the tenant for E1500. Tv'nffordd, a smali holding of ten acres, was sold for £ 460 to Mr G. H. Jones, Amlwch. (.'orw-a, aiiochfr small holding. realised £ 750, the buyer being Mr R. Edward Ro- berts, Mynydd GWVIJ: Pensarn. Giau rafon IJchaf. a small holding of 12 acres, was sold for JE550 to Mr Hugh Griffith. Bod Warren, Holyhead. Ty'n-y-Coed. a farm of nearly 40 acres, was bought by the tenant, Miss Hannah Evall" for £ 1200. A sitone-built cottage. "Llain Grin." area lj acres, was sold for M to Mr Thomas Jones, Tros y Mynydfl Isaf, Llan- eilian. Gors Ty'n v Ffordd, three accommoda- tion fields, with a total area of 33 acre. realised £ 190. the buyer being Mr Thos. Davies, Eilian. Amlwch. The Old Posit Office. Pensam, lessee Mrs Ellen Thomas. was bought by the tenant at EMO. The well-known iii). "King William the Fourth, Pensa-rn, wa.s .-sold to the tenant, Miss A. J. Williams, for B250. "Tan y Mynydd." a small holding of oieht acres, wa- sold to the ten-ant, Mr R. Thomas, for B300, Ty Mawr." Tan y Mynydd. a farm of nearly 35 acres, was bought by the tenant for £000. I^ic solicitors for the vendors were M-ensrs Carter, Vincent and Co.
WAR WIDOW'S DOWNFALL. I CARNARVON WOMAN SENTENCED At the instance of the National Society for the Prevention of Craefcy to Children, Catherine E. EZlis. the widow of a soldier, residing at, New-,street, Carnarvon, was summdnod at. the local Police Court, on Monday, for neglecting her seven children. From the statement made by Mr Nee. who represented the society, and the evi- dence of several witnesses, it appears that the house was in a filthy tondition, the stench being almost unbearable, and it was also devoid of furniture, while some of the children were ir a dirty and emaciated state. It was alleged against the woman that she lived an immoral life, and frequently harboured men and women in the house. A petition from several neighbours was handed in complaining of her conduct, and s he had also been served with a notice to quit by the landlord. The defendant, it was explained, was in the receipt of 1;3 8t weekly as Government allowance. Tn.sj>ector Thomas 'explained that in the event of a conviction the Ministry of Pensions would make arrange- ments to have (he children cared for. Several convictions of larceny were proved agiun-t the defendant, who was sent to prison for thr,-o months.
Richard Lewis, a Llangynog quarryman, died in Oswertry t'ottagc Hospital, on Monday, as a result of injuries received in a quarry accident at Llangynog. His, mjuries indudwd fractured skull and ribs.
Births, Marriages and Deaths. Births. Marriages. Deaths, and in Mersoriam Notices ku-Iiieh must be authenticated and prcpaid), 5s for not more than Four Lines, and 6d for each additional line. "Forth- coming Marriages," 7s 6d per insertion. Lists of Wedding Presents and Funeral Wreaths, 3s 6d per inch. "Acknowledg- ments," 3s per paragraph. BIRTHS. JONES. -December 4th. at Plas Llanfaglan, Carnarvon, to Mr and Mrs W. Humphreys Jones a son. JONES. -On December 11th, at the Manse, Ponkey. near Wrexham, to Rev. and Mra Oeorge Jones (nee Ccri Harrison Ililliams), a son. MARRIAGES. MILLAR DARGIE.—On Wednesday, De- cember 10th, at tic English Presbyterian Church, by the Bev. J. Hughes, B.A., B.D., William Stanley, of Hjembcr, Java, Dutch East Indies. fifth son of Mr HIIg-h Millar, of Hampsteod, London, to Florence Isabel, only surviving daughtct of Mr and Mrs T. F. Dargic. of Derwen Deg. fnper Bangor. At homo at Dcrweo Deg, December 30th and 31st. DEATHS. DOUGLAS.—At Garreglwyd, Maelgwyn- road, Llandudno, on the 9th iitst., Mary Ger- trude. iiws beloved wile of the late Kenxnuir Whitworth Doaglas. Interment at St. Tndno's Church, Liandudno. at 11.30 to-day Friday. McDERMID. December 8th, Alfred, the only child of Mr and Mrs A. W. McDermid, 23, Friars-avenue, Bangor, aged 4 years and 10 months. SLATER JONES-On lotli inst., at No. 9, Victoria-terrace, Jumaris, Mary Slater Jones, widow of the late Thomas Jones, Port Pen- rhyn. f Sang or, aged VS. WOR-SLEY.—December 4th, at 8, Kclfield Gardens, St. Quintin's Park, London, Margar- etia (Getta). the affectionate wife and true companion of Arthur nenry Worsley, and daughter of the late Morgan and Margaret Richards, of BaD.-or. aged 57. The first part of the burial service (choral) was held at St. Mark's. Notfinjr Hill, on the 10th, and the interment afterwards took place at Folkestone. ACKNOWLEDGMENT. M cDI:RMID,- The sincere thanks of Mr and Mrs A. W. McDermid, 23, Friars-avenue, Ban- gor, are tendered to the very many friends who sympathised with them on the toss of their dear little boy. and also to those who --cut flowers. IN JIEltfORIAM. RO(-; M,In sad and loving memory of my dear wife, Mary Rogers, who dilci December 9th lUS.—Sadly missed by her husband and little child, Edgar, 6, Tretelin Cottages, Llan- degai. ROLL OF HONOUR. II GITTIXS- In sad but loving memory of my dearly beloved husband, killed in action at Cambrai, December 12th, 1917.—Never for- gotten by his loving wife and child, Olweir, I and all at 125. High-street, BaD.-or. HANNAM — In loving memory of our dear I son, Albert, who died December 10th, 1917, aIJ 70 General Hospital, Cairo, from gunshot wounds received in action in PaJestine, aged 26 years, the dearly beloved son of J. and I A. Hannam, 2, Boston-lerraee. Valley.-Sadly, missed by father, mother, brother and sisters. "Peace, Perfect Peace."
MOURNING. Relief of drees details is always wet. ooino. We devote the most con- siderate attention to all dress require.. ments. COSTUMES, DEESSES, BLOUSES, MILLINERY, ready to wear, fashion- able. refined. and right in price. WARTSKFS, BANGOR. J. Fletcher, Ltd., Pendrof Monumental Works, Bangor Largest Stock. Best Workmanship. Lowea prites, INSPECTION INVITED. Alt* at Victoria Dock, Carnarvon
COST OF WELSH INSURANCE COMMISSION. Major Breese, in the House of Commons oni Wednesday, asked the Minister of Health the total annual revenue of the Welsh Health In- surance Commission for the years 1913 to 1918 respectively: the total annual cost of admin- istration for each of those years, showing the amount of salary paid to each of the commis- sioners and the secretary, rent of offices and e,s.. tablishment expenses, together with the t-otal of all other payments and disbursements, the to- tal amount of benefits distributed, and the bal- ance or surplus undistributed now in hand. Dr. Addison It haa not been poesible in the very short time since the question first- ap- peared on the paper to obtain from Wales the large number of detailed figures asked for. 1 am having thfem collected.
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