ELECTION NOTES. Rhos was early astir on Friday, the day of the poll. Those who got up late were surprised to see the streets so bust- tinge The ordinary Friday morning sleep- iness was changed to one of much stir and excitement. The schools, of course, were given a holiday, and the miners of the collieries U played." These two facts alone, per- haps, would account for the number of people in the streets but it was the gen- eral feeling of expectancy that always ac- companies the polling day, that caused people to parade the chief streets, on the look out tor something to happen. # Polling at Rhos schools commenced quite early. There was a steady proces- sion of voters, up School street all day, nearly all sporting red. Occasionally a blue -Y favour was to be seen in the coat of some hardy spirit, who, whenever he passed a small knot of people, was stared at and bco'd as though he was a notor- ious criminal. Extra policemen were to be seen parad- ing Hall-street, all day. It was evidently thought there would be trouble, but nothing at allhappened in the way of disturbance or rowdyism. Sir Foster Cunliffe, accompanied by his step-mother, Lady Cunliffe, visited Rhos rather early. He was accorded the usual Rhos reception as he sped along in his blue-draped motor car. There were those who sought the opportunity of stripping the blue ribbons off the car, but owing to the speed of the motor, all at- tempts in this direction failed. The spoilers however, attempted to strip the blue ribbon off a Conservative trap in Hall street. The horse was stop- ped, and one man was busy fumbling the knot, when the steed bolted. Thus was the despoiler spoiled. Mr Hemmerde visited Rhos in the late afternoon, accompanied by Mr Wm Jones, M.P., Alderman Edward Hughes, and the Mayor of Wrexham. There were outbursts of cheers wherever he was seen, and every time his car stopped he was surrounded by a crowd of people. By seven o'clock, it was made known that as far as Rhos, Ponkey, and Pant were concerned, there would be a record poll. The local Committee Rooms were humming with activity, and messengers whipping up the few laggards, were des- patched here, there, and everywhere Many voters had to be conveyed in traps., the occupants being unable to walk. The booths were closed at eight o'clock and the streets became much quieter. There were no more motor cars to greet, and no more blue ribbons to hoot, or red to cheer. I A word of praise is due to the plucky 1 little band of Sir Foster's helpers who I were posted at Rhos. They sported their colours openly, and went about their work with courage and determination. Political frankness is to be admired, and they were examples to the many Tories who, passing through Rhos, wore the Liberal colours. The result of the poll was declared at Wrexham, about mid-day on Saturday. The counting begin at nine o'clock, and Mr G. H. F. Robertson, declared the ce suit as follows Hemmerde (L) 6.265 Cunliffe (C) 3.544 Majority 2721 The result was received with great cheering by the crowd assembled outside the County Buildings. To many in Rhos, the result was a little -disappointing. The Liberal majority had been predicted at something over three thousand. 9,809 electors voted out of a register of JI,190-an increase of 756 upoi the poll in 1906, and a record for the division. Mr Hemmerde polled 5,917 votes in 1906, and 6,265 on Friday, an increase of 348 votes. In 1906 Mr Boscawen polied 3,126 votes. Sir Foster Cunliffe received 3,544 votes, an increase of 418 votes. After the declaration of the result, Mr. Hemmerde said his only duty was to pro- pose a vote of thanks to the Sheriff and to all who had helped in the administration of the election, and he was sure they could congratulate themselves on the result. It had been a iiii).,t excelknr con- test, in which the,Libenii party h p)Ped its record, and the Unionist parly had polled its record, and he congratulated his friend, Sir Foster Cnalisle in having polled the Unionist record. Sir Foster Cunliffe said he endorsed what Mr Hemmerde had said. He con- gratulate 1 Mr Hemmerd-i on his hand- some victory, and the Conseivative party un having achieved a record poll. In the afternoon Mr Hemmerde kicked Dff In the final tie at Rhostyllen between Jthos Rangers and Cosrdposth.
RHOS. SQHOLASTIC.-MR John Davies, Church- street, has been appointed assistant teacher at Rhos schools. PROCEEDS.—The Committee of the recent benefit concert to Mr D. W. Jones, have, after paying all expenses, handed over to the recipient, the handsome sum of £ 10 16 6. SOCIAL GATHERING.—An enjoyable so- cial gathering has just been held by the teachers of the infant department of the Rhos Council School. The main object was to bid farewell to their headmistress, Miss Williams, who was leaving to be married to Mr Robert Jones, Mona Gar- dens, Rhos. The gathering was held at Denbigh House, Market street, and an excellent repast was provided. WEDDING.-On Monday, at Salem Welsh Chapel, the Rev W. B. Jones, offi- ciated at the marriage of Miss Lizzie Williams, 'only daughter of Mr and Mrs R. S. Williams, Avondale, Queen-street, Rhos, to Mr Watkin Pritchard, only son of Mr and Mrs Edward Pritchard, Chapel Street, Penycae. The besternan was Mr J. H. Williams, (brother of the bride) and the bridestnaid, Miss Postlewaite, School- street. SALVATION ARMY.—During the week- end special services were held under the auspices of the local corps of the Salva- tion Army. Visits were paid by several officers, including Staff-Captain Hatton, Manchester; Ensign Howard, Chester, assisted by Captain and Mrs Robinson, Wrexham Captains Bently and Webb. On Monday evening, an entertainment was held. The arrangements were in the hands of Adjutant R. Lavery, command- ing officer. WEDDING.—On Wednesday last, at Manchester, the marriage of Miss Madge Williams, Rhos Infants School to Mr Robert Jones, Mona Gardens, took place. The Rev R. Jones, Rhos, assisted in the ceremony. The bridesmaid was Miss A. H. Hughes, Rhos, and the best man was Mr Williams, (brother of bride). After. wards, Mr and Mrs Jones left for London. COMPLIMENTARY CONCERT. In the Public Hall on Monday evening a com- plimentary concert was held to Mrs Jennie Roberts, Rhos. Dr. D. J. Williams presided, and said that Mrs Roberts was worthy of every encouragement and support. The following programme was gone through :—Song, 44 Cartref," Mr R. I. Jones; duett, Miss Edith Davies and Mr Powell Edwards recitation, Miss Eveline Jones song, 44 Llwybr y Wyddfa," Mr Tom Edwards, R.C.M.; song, The Maid of Islington/' Miss Ethel Taylor; song, "The Gay Hussar," Mr J. Watkin Hughes song, Y Gan a Goliwyd," Mrs Jennie Roberts quartette, 44 A Regular Royal Queen," Misses Davies, Taylor, Messrs Hughes and Edwards 'cello solo, Miss Gertie Duce recitation, Miss Eveline Jones; song, 44 Can y Marchog," Mr Powell Edwards song, Miss Edith Davies; song, "My Z, Lute," Mr Tom t- dwards; song, Adlais y Dyddiau Gynt," Miss Ethel Taylor song, Mr R. 1. Jones duett, 44 Fiow, gently, Deva," Messrs J. W. Hughes and Powell Edwards. The accompanists were Mr E. Emlyn Davies, A.R.C.O., and Mr John Charles Powell. There was a good attendance, and it is to be hoped the Committee will be able to hand over a substantial sum to Mrs Roberts.
Mr Hemmerde M.P., on the Result. From the balcony of the Imperial Hotel on Saturday, after the poll, Mr Hemmerde said :—I desire to thank all of you tor the splendid way in which you have supported the cause of Liberalism at this election. (Cheers.) We have sent a message to Mr Lloyd George (Cheers)—that far from there being any wavering in the support for him and for the Welsh party, we have actually polled the largest poll on record- by seven hundred. There may be ebbing tides and faint hearts in other parts of the country, but they will be no ebb in the tide of Welsh Liberalism—(cheers)—until the flood has carried us on to that goal to which all true hearted Welshmen wish our politics to lead. So long as there are these great social reforms to do, so long will Wales remain solid for progress, and I congratulate you most heartily. If you have not increased the majority you have actually increased the poll. You have done more than any other division in the country. There has not been any bye election like this the whole of this Parlia- ment. No one can possibly—throughout the length and breadth of the country- claim that the forces of reaction have any- thing to congratulate themselves upon here. We have ahvay been solid for pro gress. We have beaten records each tim we fought in East Denbighshire, and w have beaten the record again this time. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this splendid testimony to the cause ol Liberalism, this splendid message to the Welsh leader, and I can assure you that your confidence will nerve me on to fight in Parliament for the things I fought for here. I particularly want to say this we have had a straight hard fight here, we have apologised for none of our Literal principles, and I can only recommend to other constituencies in the county to keep their courage as high as we have kept here. We fought the whole fight as though we meant to win. If the Liberal party will always fight with a brave heart withdrawing nothing of their principles, I believe that not only at this election, but throughout the country, Liberalism will have nothing to fear. The message from Wales to the Government is this-do not be afraid of Liberal principles go on and let us have this year a really demo- cratic budget; let us have more Liberal principles not less do not be afraid, you have done much, Wales will be behind you however far you go. And our message to them is to go on forward that's the motto of the Welsh party, that's the mot- to of the Welsh people. (Loud cheers.)
Mr. Hemmerde Commences his new Duties. At the commencement of the Liverpool City Sessions on Monday, at St. George's Hall, Mr. E. G. Hemmerde, K.C., M.P., was formally introduced by the Lord Mayor, and took the customary oaths before taking the judicial chair. Accom- panying the new Recorder on the bench were the Lord Mayor, the Town Clerk, and a large attendance of city magistrates. The legal benches were crowded with representatives of both professions of the law, who received the new dignitary with the respect due to his office.
Dual School for Ruabon. A special meeting of the Denbighshire Education Committee was held at Chester on Saturday. The Intermediate Education Committee reported that they had met that morning and recommended that a strong represen- tation be made to the Board of Education that a dual school at Ruabon, as provided for under the revised scheme so long delayed, was now urgent and that along with the erection of a laboratory the building should be so enlarged as to make provision for increased accommodation to 160 scholars. The Committee also recom- mended that a communication be sent to the Board of Education urging that no time should be lost in dealing with the revised scheme for the county schools of Denbighshire. Mr. J. E. Powell, in moving the adop- tion of the report, said the Board of Education had been pressing the Ruabon Governors for some time past to provide increased accommodation at the school. Under the new scheme provision was made for the girls as well as boys, and instead of accommodating eighty scholars, as at present, they proposed to provide accommodation for a hundred and sixty scholars. There were at present a con- I siderable number of girls in Ruabon parish who could not afford to go to Llangollen or Wrexham, and the Com- mittee felt their duty, from an economical and educational point of view, to provide the necessary accommodation at Ruabon at the earliest dnte possible. Referring to the second part of the report, Mr. Powell said the Committee felt that no time should be lost because education generally was suffering throughout the county because the new scheme was not in oper- ation. Concluding, Mt. Powell men- tioned that Ruabon itself was responsible for the fact that no girls' school had been provided in Ruabon, but they had now become alive to their interests.—Mr. Simon Jones seconded the motion.
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The Children's Charter. FORBIDDEN FROM NOW. On April ist the New Children's Act came into force. Very few people know anything about it, but it contains a large number of novel regulations for the safeguarding of young children. Things which have hitherto not been con- sidered a crime are now to be met by heavy fines or imprisonment. Every- one who has anything to do with child- ren should, therefore, remember care- fully the following summary of things which will not be allowed in future. Don't sell cigarettes or cigarette papers to any person under the age of sixteen, whether for his own use or not. If you do you will be liable to a fine of 22 for the first offence. If you do it a second time, you may be fined £ o, and it will cost you £ 10 if you are caught again. Don't let anyone under sixteen buy cigarettes from an automatic machine outside your shop. If you do, you will be ordered to remove the machine, and may be fined p a day until you do so. Don't let any child under Sixteen smoke cigar- ettes in the street. Any policeman or park-keeper may search any boy whom he catches smoking, and seize all his cigarettes. But girls may not be searched. The only person under sixteen who may buy cigarettes without fear of the lw is a boy messen- ger in uniform, or a boy employed by a tobacco dealer. Don't take any child under fourteen into the bar of a public-house or hotel. If you do, you will be fined 40s. for the first offence,' and £ 5 if you do it again But you may take a child into the refresh- ment room of a railway station if you like. Don't give any intoxicaiing liquor to a child under five, even at home, except by a doctor's orders, or you will be fined 2.3. Don't send any child to try and sell any old metal or old defaced metal goods, who is under sixteen, and don't send a child to pawn anything. Either of these offences may cost you a 11 fiver" in fines. Don't allow any child under seven to be in a room containing an opan fire grate not sufficiently protected to guard against the risk of the child being burnt or scalded If yoa do, and the child is injured, it may cost you 210 in fines. Don't allow any child to be in any public street or place for the purpose of begging, even if there is a pretence of pinging, playing, or offering some- thing for sale. If you do, it may cost you 225 or tlfree months' imprisonment, or both. Don't allow anyone to assault, ill treat, or negleot any child of which you have charge, or you my be fined 2100, or two years' imprisonment under the Act. Neglect" may mean that the child has not had proper food, cl tiles, medical aid, or lodgi g. Don't travel constantly from place to place with a child over five) ears od unless you want to be fined £1. It your business takes you from place to place, you may take a child with you it, the sum- mer months only, if you can produce a certificate showing that the child attended school mothaD 200 times between October and March. This, of course, affects pedlars. Don't allow over-crowding at a children's enter- tainment. Unless you have sufficient grown-up attendants to see that there is no over-crowding, you may be fined 250 the first t- me. tloo it you do it again, and you may have your license for the ball revoked as well. Don't take a c, nurse child" without giving full particulars to the local authorities within forty eight hours. You must also give LOtlee at once if the child is removed, or dies. Don't refuse admission at any time to the 'Iufant Protection" visitor appointed by the local authori ties, and don't allow any child to be on premises which are over-crowded.
Bethlehem Choir at Johnstown. On Monday week in the Council Schools, Johnstown, a grand musical treat was given by the Bethlehem Juvenile Choir, assisted by several weli-known artistes of the district, and by the skilled accompaniment of Mr. E. Emlyn Davies, A.R.C.O. The chair was taken at 7 o'clock by Mr LI. Kenrick, Wynne Hall. In his address Mr. Kenrick stated that for over two centuries his family had been closely connected with the Congre- gationalists, and it was a very pleasing duty to him to act in such a way as to assist the cause. The solos, duetts, and trio were all rendered in a manner most creditable to the artistes. The instrumentalists, Messrs J. T. Davies and J. Williams, gave their respective renderings with fine taste and expression. The choir sang its respective choruses with its usual sweet tone and delicate taste, whilst Mr E. Emlyn Davies, A.R.C.O accompanied in his usual pleasing manner. Towards the close of the meeting a vote of thanks was passed to the chairman by the Rev. A Thomas, and seconded by Mr R D Evans, Vice- President of the Guild. The following was the evening's musical programme Part I. The Snow," choir 11 Cyin. ry bychain yd)m," Miss Lrretta Davies (in Welsh costume); "I know a bank, Misses Rose Roberts and Hilda Davies 44 Clychau Aberdovey," Miss Annie Jones, encored, Won't you buy my pretty flowers?" !I Comrade's song of hope," choir: encored, "Y deryn Pur;" "La Reve," Messrs E Emlyn Davies (piano), and J T Davies (violin) The last watch," Mr Ed. W Bellis; The children's home," Miss Blodwen Parry; "The cradle song," Miss Hilda Davies "The storm fiend," Mr Jacob Edwards: 44 Lift up thine eyes," Misses B Parry, H Davies, and R Roberts. Part II- —" Soldier's chorus," choir encored, 1, The May song; prelude in C sharp minor, Mr J Williams; "'Tis the last rose of summer," Miss Emmie Jones 44 Flow gentle Deva," Messrs E W Bellis and J Edwards "An- gels ever bright and fair," Miss Rose Roberts "The sailor's grave," Mr E W Bellis; 44 Excelsior," choir "Bach- igen bach o Gymry," Miss Gretta Davies (in Welsh costume); encored, Peggy Ban;" "Dolly and the coach," Miss Blodwen Parry 44 Murmelnder Quell," Mr J Williams; by request, "Miserre chorus," tfie choir and Mr E W Bellis,
FINAL-TIE ST. MARTINS CUP RHOS v. COEDPOETH MR HEMMERDE M. P., KICKS OFF. Great interest was taken in this match which was decided at Rhostyllen on Sat. urday last, before about 1,200 spectators, The teams have before met in a semi-finat, tie, Rhos proving victorious by two goats to none. Coedpoeth won the toss, and■* kicked down the hill. Mr Hemmerde, K.C., M.P., kicked off for Rhos with a long shot, the ball dropping within th £ six yards radius. Rhos immediately be- came dangerous, and the Coedpoeth de- fence had a hot time keeping the Re#' boys out. Soon after R Davies got away and after skilfully beating Eaborn direct- ed the leather towards the United's goaft it beat Mason, who had not the slightest chance to save. A few minutes later he was again called to ward off a dangerous shot from the toe of burly Bob and credit is due to Mason, for his brilliant go,-ii- keeping. A spell of mid-field play after that warm attack took place in which the Rhos half-backs displayed their tackling powers, Davies on the left, playing his usual cool, collective, and unselfish game feeding the forwards, and keeping the" now aggressing invaders in their own" territory. Potts clashed with E Moss on more occasions than one, and the only wonder is, that both left the field sound. Coedpoeth had their opportunities, and excellent ones too, on one occassion one of them passed the defence, and was only about six yards away from the goal, anix- only Foulkes to beat, but to the great disappointment of the Coedpoeth players*- and supporters he shot wide, the chance of the game was lost. Reversing the play Williams with one of his brilliant dashes- got through the backs and with (Nipper) at his side made for the goal at breakneck speed, he also had a grand chance of in- creasing the lead, but he shot over the- bar. Hughes and Jones up to this time- had played a sterling game, especially the fine headwork of Hughes, which foiled the dangerous rushes of the United. The interval arrived with the Rangers leading^ by one goal to none. After changing ends and the Rhos hav- ing the slope in their favour soon begarr to invade the ground of the United and Mason had to save three times in quick succession from Williams, Davies and,. Jones, they tried hard to increase the nar- row lead and although the ball for the first twenty minutes was hovering neaf the Coedpoeth goal they could not direct it homeward. It would have been through several times but for the fine heading ot the tall back Halliwell. After a deal of hot and hard pressing, E W Jones, who was by far the best forward on the Rhos side received a pass from the right, and with a somewhat tricky shot netted the second goal. Time was going and the Coedpoeth men now strained every nerve* to get through the Rhos backs, Goodwic put in a ground shot, which Foulkes- safely picked up, but before he had time to clear the United forwards rushed up to the goalmouth, and before Foulkes had: time to collect his wits, and realise bit- position Jones kicked the leather out of his hands into the goal. There was now onlyfifteen minutes to play and the teams- had a glance of the hard played for cup" being carried around the field by Police-" constable Shone, trimmed with the colour of both teams, this seemed to inspire the- both teams and the clarion voice of George (Marri) gave the Rhos boys the: signal for them to 41 mark well their man the dashes of their opponents now became- dangerous and fearless, with only fivf minutes to go a dangerous rush was forced5- on the right, Bob Davies clearing at the- expense of what proved to be a ddngeroue" corner, this seemed to be their last hopef every available man was placed in thff goalmouth. It was placed beautifullyr- it sailed quite glose to the bar, Fculkesr with a herculaen spring fiisted out, Sam Jones having possession of it and raced* down the field, a few throw in's followetJ" and when time was called a loud cheer" greeted the little boys in Red for theiiT fine performance. RHOS 2 GOALS COEDPOETH 1 GOAL. PRESENTATION OF THE CUP. In handing over the cup to Tommy" Hughes, Captain of the Rhos Rangers,- The President of the St Martin's Charity Association, said the winners of the Cup" had, by their plucky play and fine football,, fully deserved the cup. (Ceeers.) Mr Bob Williams (Centre-forward) said! on behalf of the Rangers it gave him* great pleasure to receive into possession* such a beautiful cup It had been a hard1, fight, but he believed the best team had won. (Cheers.)
COEDPOETH v. CHIRK. These two teams met at Cae Enion 00 Monday in the semi-final of the Soames Charity Cup. Coedpoeth had agoodt chance of taking the lead through having a penalty awarded them, but it was saved by the custodian. Chirk were by far the- best team, but were not dangerous near goal. When time was called the gam ended in a no score draw.