RHOS GOOD NEWS.—Good fresh butter, xod, jid, and is. per lb. Quality guaranteed. -John Williams, Bank Stores, High-st, MUSICAL.—Merthyr Male Voice, under the conductorship of Mr Sam Evans, (late of Rhos) was successful in winning the first prize of £ 20 in the male voice competition at Cwmamau Eisteddfod on Tuesday last. The test piece was Spar- tan Heroes and Mr J. T. Rees, the adju- dicator, highly praised the choir for the excellent training they had received. The same day they competed at another Eis- teddfod, where Mr Caradog Roberts, Mus Bac., adjudicated, and they won the sec- ond prize. We congratulate Mr Evans on the e<^ellent resuit of his labours. SUCCESSES.—The following is a list of the local prize winners at Bwlchgwyn ,eisteddfod:—Mr E. W. Bellis, tenor solo; Mr Jacob Edwards, baritone solo; Messrs R. 1. Jones and Ted Lewis, duet Mr E. W, Bellis' party and Mr Edward Davies' party shared £4 in the pirtsong competition Mr Joseph Bellis' choir, silver cup and ^10 in the mixed choir competition. TKII-VERS.—The midday train and cars on Tuesday brought a large number of trippers from Aberystwyth to Rhos. They visited Capel Mawr, Capel Bychan, and Capel Penuel, and evinced great interest in the p.laces where, some few years ago, the great meetings of the revival took place. Many of the visitors mistook Rhos for Rhos-on-sea, and looked in vain for the golden shore. THE SILYER BAD.At the brass band contest held at Liangoilen, on Saturday, Rhos Silver Band were awarded the first prize in the quick-step contest, and the first prize in the selection contest, the test piece of which was "Songs of the Sea." Mr Charles Bennett was the con- ductor. The following was the full re- sult :-t i) Rhos, (2) Bu-kley, (3} Llan- gollen, (4) Connah's Quay, (5) Ru.abon, (6)Whitchurch. Mr Dobing, Birkenhead was the adjudicator. The prize for the selection was twelve guineas and for the quick-step, two guineas. A WEDDING.—The marriage was cele- brated on Monday morning last, at Beth- el Chapel, Ponkey, of Mr Evan Richard Roberts, son of Mr E. Roberts, Widnes, to Miss Hannah Jones, second daughter of Mrs Jones, and the late Mr Price Jones. Victoria-street, Rhos. The brides- maid was Mrs Leek. (sister of bride) and the be-it man was Mr Thos Leek After the ceremony a reception was held at the house of the bride's mother, where a number of guests were entertained. Many presents were received. HOMING.—The Rhos Homing Sociely, flew their third old race on Saturday Inst from Bath, a distance of 117 miles, nine I members sent about 70 birds which were liberated by Conveyor Winstanley at 11-30 a.m. The following being the prize winners 1St Diniel Davies, Camp- bell street, velocity, 1032; 2nd W Parry, Jones street, 1031 3rd j Richards, Jones street, iora. PRESENTATION -0 1 Thursday week, an interesting social evening followed by a presentation, was held at De ibigh House Market street, Rhos, the occasion being the presenting of a handsone jewellery satchel to Miss Dorcas D » vies, Crook House. Hill-street, on resigning her post as senior teacher of the infant department Khos Council school. 1 ne satcnei was suitably inscribed. The presentation was made on behaif of the teaching staff by Miss Hughes, headmistress. Miss Davies suitably responded. CONCERT -By the special request of a large number of friends who had the plea- sure of hearing the scholars of the Nation- at Schools, Rhos, give a concert last week the programme was repeated on Saturday evening at the Public Hall. There was a a large gathering. Mr Charles Simpson being in the chair. The programme was excellently gone through. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded to all that took part. PRIMITIVE METHODISTS.—The anniver. ary services were continued last Sunday. Mr S Rowley, a student at Hartley Coll- ege, Manchester. Special hymns were sung by the choir, assisted by a Juvenile Orchestra, conducted by Mr G T Williams Mr J Lewis was the accompanist. Solos, recitations, and dialogues were given by the scholars. CRICKET. -Rhos visited Corwen on Sat- urday last, and dealt rather severely with the hoTe team. They dismissed them for a paltry 10, and scored 56 for six wickets. eotts and Pritchard bowled splendidly for Rhos, and Bob Davies was the top scorer with 24. ("
PENYCAE ROUTING SSRMON —On Sunday evening last the Rev W B Jones preached a rous- ing sermon at Salem Baptist Chapel. He denounced in strong terms the holding of the military procession at Capet Mawr on Sunday morning. MUSICAL-At Glyndyfrdwy Eisteddfod ou Whit-monday, the Groes Choral Society, under the conductorship of Mr Henry Thomas, were successful in win- ning the first prize of £ 10 and a gold I centered medal, for the best rendering of Mor Hawddgar yw dy Bebyll (Dr Parry). The adjudicator was Professee M'Cleod, PwUheli.
PONKEY. DEATH.—On Tuesday the death took place at Aberderfyn of Mrs M. A. Weaver aged 52 years. Deceased was a nativfe of Gyfelia, but spent the last 18 years at the above place. She was a member of the Salvation Army. She leaves a husband, four daughters and three sons. WEDDING.—On Wednesday morning at St John's Church, Rhos, by the Rev J Howell Thomas, B.A,. Vicar, the mar- riage took place of Miss Annie Owens, second daughter of Mr Joseph Owens, Ponkey, and Mr John Ellis, son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Ellis, Pennant road, Ponkey. The best man was Mr Hughson, Bryn-yr- Owen Cottages, Ponkey, and the brides- maid was Miss Pollie Ellis (sister of the bridegroom). A gathering was held at the bride's home The honeymoon will be spent at Carnarvonshire
FASHIONABLE WEDDING. The wedding of Mr David W Jones, of Lincoln, (late of Johnstown) the third son of Mr and Mrs Edward Jones, (ap lor- werth) Yale street, to Miss Alice Sharpe, daughter of Mrs Sharpe, Orchid House, Lincoln, was solemnized at St Catherine's Wesleyan Church Lincoln, on Whit-Mon- day, the Rev Wm. Brown officiating. The bride, who was given away by her uncle, Mr Robert Duncan, of Retford. wore a charming gown of white silk trim- med with silk insertion and net, and tulle veil and orange blossoms. She carried a fragrant bouquet of roses, carnations, and lilies of the valley. Miss Jones, ot Staly- bridge, sister of the bridegroom, acted as bridesmaid, and was dressed in vieux rose trimmed with cream insertion and net, tuscan hat. ttimmed with roses, and car- ried a beautiful bouquet of roses, carnation and stephanatis. Mrs Sharp, mother, of the bride, wore purple with black hat, Mrs Winpenny, sister, amethyst costume. The breakfast and reception were held in the Lindum Restaurant, and were at- tended by the Rev John Kay, M.A., of St Paul's Church (son pf the Archdeacon of Lincoln,) the Kev Wm Brown, Dr and I Mrs Chapman of Lincoln, Mr and Mrs Duncan of Retford, Mr and Mrs A M Merson of Retford, Mr and MrsJ Hudson Retford, Mr and Mrs Winpenny, Lincoln, Councillor and Mrs Ted Jones, Mr Ellis I Jones, Chepstow, MrJ Smith, Stalybridge and numerous relative and friends. The I health of the bride and bridegroom was I proposed by Dr Chapman, and supported among others, by the Rev Wm Brown, the Rev John Kaye, M.A. representing the governors of the North District School.—in which the bridegroom is one of the asssistant tnasters,-and Mr Bolton on behalf of the school staff. The speech- were highly appreciative. Congratulatory messages were read, and among them was one from Mr Charles Roberts, M.P. for Lincoln, who also invited the young c iuple to tea on the Friday, on the ter- race of the House of CommoJs. during their stay in London. The bride's travel. ing costume was green, trimmed with black braid, and white c, inoline hAt swathed in green net, and white ostrich feathers. The duti;5 of best man were ably discharged by Councillor Ted Jones, brother of the bridegroom. Among the many valuable presents, .received was a Royal Worcester salad-bowl and silver servers from Staff and scholars of the Morth District Schools, Lincoln.
Penillion Singing a dying Art Mr Harry Evans, in giving the adjudi- cation on the penillion singing at Anglesey Eisteddfod said that this most remarkable and difficult art was unfortunately dying out. No other nation had ever practised it, and to people of the present day it was a matter for great wonder that it had I flourished so well. The people who were proficient in it must have been marvell- ously clever, for it meant the singing of impromptu words to a tune improvised to harmonise-but not tb unite-with that played by the harpist. At the present day the singers learnt the verses by heart, which was not true pennillion singing, and he had only met one singer whom he could not bring to the end of his repertory and that was a man who had learnt forty verses and sang them over and over again. (Langhter.) History related that men once sang for thirteen hours without com- ing to a halt, improvising, harmonising, and composing words without a moment's hesitation. Musicians knew how difficult to fit two tunes together, and yet in the olden times this most difficult art was common in Wales. He hoped that this Eisteddfod would help to revive the-old art.-(Cheers.)
East Denbighshire Election. On Tuesday the Wrexham County magistrates were occupied several hours hearing a charge of assault arising out of the recent East Denbighshire bye-election R T Ellis collier, Coedpoeth charged Dan- iel and William Jones, and Joseph Roden, Coedpoeth with assaulting him on the eve of the electiou. He said he was knocked down and kicked, and as a re- sult he was under the care of a doctor for a fortnight. The Magistrates ordemd each defend* ant to pay 4 1 and costs. Upon the ver- dict being announced a voice in the Court shouted out 61 Sbame."
RHOS TERRITORIALS AT I CAPEL MAWR. ADDRESS BY GENERAL LLOYD. On Sunday morning last, the "G" (Rhos) Company of the 4th Battalion R.W.F., attended church parade at Capel Mawr. In former years the annual par- ade has always been in the parish church, this being the first time in the annals of Rhos, that soldiers have attended a par- ade in a Rhos Nonconformist place of worship. A good muster of men under Captain Davies and Sergt-Inst. Morris assembled outside the Public Hall, all of whom looked smart in their red tunics. General Lloyd, commander of the Welsh division of Territorials motored up from Oswes- try, accompanied by Col. Dunn. The parade attracted a great deal of interest, the streets being lined with spec- tators, from the hall to the chapel. In addition to the men and officers of the "G" Company, new interest was given by the presence of the Mayor ot Wrex- ham and several members of the Town Council. The band from headquarters, under bandmaster Kelly, headed the march, and then followed: General Lloyd, Colonel Dunn, Captain France Hayhurst. Captain J. C. Davies, Leiuten- ant C. Morris, The Mayor of Wrexham in mayoral gown and chain, Aldermen Hughes and Williams, Councillors Jar- man, L. B. Rowland and Lewis, the mace bearer (Mr C. Moore) the Town Clerk ot Wrexham, (Mr Lawson Taylor) Dr D. Ll. Williams, Mr J. W. Jones, (borough accountant) Mr W. G. Pick- vance, and Mr D. Roberts, were also present. The chapel was filled to overflowing by 10-30 a.m., places for the men being found in the centre of the floor, and for the officers in the 44 set- fawr. The Rev R. E. Morris, Wrexham, who is the chaplain of the battalion, was the preacher. He accorded the territorials a hearty welcome to Capel Mawr to join them in worship. When he saw the Co., with its captain and officers, and with their esteemed General at their head, it emphasised to him the true spirit of pa- triotism. Next to the love of God, and the love of home, came love of country. Armies and soldiers, navies and sailors- the whole armies and navies of the world —were now becoming forces for peace in the world. They were existent more in order to promote peace than for any ag- gressive purpose. Let them then pray that the spirit of peace should rule and in- spire all nations-the spirit of live and let live"—the spirit of universal brother- hood. He conceded that the existence of an army was absolutely necessary, and that citizens had their responsibilities to- wards it. They all derived benefit through the safe guarding of their homes and country, and they were all responsi- ble to do their individual share. He al- ways considered that their soldiers were worthy of admiration, and personally he had the greatest admiration and affection for the young fellows. If anyone asked him if he could encourage young men to join the Territorials, he would unhesitat- ingly answer Yes "—even from the pul- pit. Their very best young men should join them, and so help to pour into the ranks a steady influence for good. At the close of the service, General Lloyd delivered a stirring address. He regretted that though of Welsh lineage he was unable to speak to them in the vernacular. He was glad to see a free people, a free minister, and a free Church rise up in the defence of the Territorial Army. The army was certainly, one of defence not of defiance. Although he should like to see the day dawn when the eagle and the lion would lie down togeth- er, still he considered it their duty to be prepared. Referring to, the navy, he said it was sometimes asked why, with such a fleet, it was necessary to have an army. Our fleet however, was a long- distance fleet, and had to act at long- distances. Their fleet had to be flung world-wide in order to protect British commerce on the high seas. When Nel- son won the battle of Trafalgar it was af- ter a long pursuit of months—a pursuit which took him to the other side of the world. History repeat- ed itself, and what had happened in the past might happen again. Their present land army was a long way short of being efficient to defend their shores and it was the coming forward of young fellows in joining the Territorials that saved England from conscription. The General then referred to an interesting incident that happened nine years to that very morning. He was leading a battalion of Grenadiers into action in South Africa. In that battalion there were 120 Welsh- speaking men, and among them was one who came from Rhos, and who was now a sergt-major in the 1st Battalion of the Grenadier Guards. He had risen from the rank of a private soldier to a great and honourable position, and he knew of no man whose influence had been so much for good as his had been and he was to day proud to call him one of his best friends. Welsh soldiers had a great tradition behind them. They cannof.,& nation that for generations bad uphti the honour of their country, and on near- ly every stricken field, Welshmen had done their duty. The General, in rousing tones here made an appeal for support for the Territorials. He himself wished for no prouder position than to lead a Welsh division if the time should come. He assured them that they might have no fear of sending their sons into the Territorial Army. The average morality ot the army was as high as the average morality of the civilian, and everything was done to make it a God-fearing army. The General concluded an interesting address by a stirring appeal to the mothers of Wales to send their sons into the Territorial Army, and so, like the women of Sparta of old, make sacrifices for their country. The service concluded with the playing of 44 God Save the King M the congrega- tion standing the while. Miss Laura Pritchard was at the organ, and Mr G. W. Hughes was precentor of I the singing. The procession in the same order then marched back to the Hall, where the men were dismissed.
Penycae Baptists protest against Church Parade. On Tuesday evening at a largely at- tended Church Meeting of Salem Baptist Church, of which the Rev W B Jones is pastor, a resolution was passed expressing strong disapproval of the Church Parade at Capel Mawr on Sunday last. It strongly protested and expressed great sur. prise that one of the Churches in a district which condemned the Wrexham Mayoral processions, when they took place on the Sabbath, should sanction a military procession in its own district on the Lord's Day.
The Rhos Church Parade. ANOTHER PROTEST. The following resolution was unani- mously adopted by the Queen Street Con- gregational Church, Wrexham, on Sun- day evening, on the motion of Mr Joseph Edwards, seconded by Joseph Evans.— That we, as a Church, express our entire disapproval of the procession for secular purposes arranged on the Lord's Day at Rhosllanerchrugog, the district where such power was felt during the recent religious revival in our country. We strongly disaprove of the action of the Mayor and some of the members of the Wrexham Town Council in officially joining in a procession, which would have attained its object better on a week day and we unhesitatingly con- demn the unkind and uncalled for re- marks made by the Mayor of Wrexham in the Town Council, when Alderman Thomas Jones, expressed his disaprov- al, because the procession was being ar- ranged to take place on the Sabbath. We thank Mr Jones for raising his voice against what we consider to be a transgression of the Lord's Command- ments. Further, we express our great surprise that one of the Churches in a district which condemned the Wrexham Mayoral processions, when they took place on the Sabbath, should sanction a military procession in its own district on the Lord's Day."
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RUABON. MEDICAL.—Mr J C Lawton Roberts has received the degree of Ðoctor of Medicine at the University of Cambridge. CHESS.-—For the championship of the North Wales Chess Association Ruabon beat Bangor at Chester on Wednesday ,b,y five go*$, to thres.
RHOS TOWN TALK. It is said That Bwlchgwyn was the favourite re- sort of Rhosites on Whit-Monday. That Nantyffrith is one of the loveliest spots in the Principality. That the success of Bwlchgwyn eistedd" fod is to a large extent dependent upon" Rhos. On Monday a large contingenr of Rhos competitors spent a successful day there. That Rhos competitors were found near- the prizes in nearly every competition, The only real disappointment was the failure of the male voice to capture the? prize. # That Mr Joseph Bellis, the popular con- ductor of the mixed choir is to be congraf ulated in winning the prize of £ 10 and s- handsome silver cup. That the Rhos male voice choir unfor.- tunately went out of tune and thus lost the prize. That the Warrington choir went from' Bwlchgwyn to Hawarden and were agaio, successful. That Bwlchgwyn people must improve their catering if they wish the place t" become popular as a health resort. » That the Rev Charles Jones makes a lively eisteddfod conductor. He express- ed himself delighted with the success of Rhos competitors at Bwlchgwyn. He" said it gave him pleasure even to see a dog if it came from Rhos. That on Monday, both secretaries of Rhos eisteddfod put in some good worfe; for the success of the eisteddfod by inter- viewing the conductors of the different choirs, with the object of inducing them to compete at Rhos. R That in the reign ot James 1st Weisfe bards were ridiculed and made light of by Englishmen but that now English- men had learned to respect and even UP" dread the alertness of the Cymro. That one of the presidents of Bwlch-- gwyn eisteddfod remarked that there was- no truth in the statement that Welshmen were behind the times in the commercial world. To prove his point, .he said that a large number of the great business houses in London, Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham were run by Welshmen,. and had Welsh names. That the Rhos Territorials presented a most picturesque sight as they marched to Capel Mawr on Sunday. That it is a new thing in the hiistorf of Nonconformity at Rhos to have Churct?' Parade. That it was a novel sight to see tbe:, bright uniforms and hear the clink ot4t swords in the Set Fawr.' That the Rev R. E. Morris, M.A. the Nonconformist Chaplain of the Tertitor, iols explained his attitude on the n)at- ter, and preached a very practical sermons That General Lloyd referred with pridr to the doings of Welshmen in defence of- their nation. That the Sergt-Major of the Grenadier" Guards referred to by General Lloyd as5, coming from Rhos, is Sergt-Major Thom- as, a native of Brymbo, and well knowø 1 in Rhos. That Mr Loyd George is accompanied1 everywhere by his little daughter Megan. She asked her father one day for a penny, He pleaded that she had despoiled him of 1 of his last penny, and what was he to do?' 44 Put a tax on your Budget gravely re,- plied little Megan.
Fete in Wynnstay Park. The annual fete of the Ruabon Odd, fellows was held in Wynnstay Park, oifs Monday. St Joseph's Boys Military" Band and the Ruabon Silver Band were' engaged for the day. The results of the' sports were as follows 120 Yards (I) S. Curtis, Broughton,. (2) E. E. Clarke, Whixall, (3) D. Benbow- Wolverhampton. Schoolboys race: (I) N. Williams, Ruabon, (2) Ll. Jenkins, Johnstown, I. Davies, Ponkey. One Mile Bicycle Race: (t) j Williams' -Marchwiel, (2) F. Twist, Preston, (3) T", Porter, Wem. 440 Yards: (I) R. Bradshaw, Sea*- combe 2, E. E. Clarke, Whixhall. One Mile Slow Bicycle Race: i, E,, Clutton, Marchwiel, 2, G. Burrows. Wem, Obstacle Race: i, W. P. Jones, Llan, rhaiadr, 2, W. Pendlebury, Manchester 3, W. Moores, Harpsurley. Two-mile Bicycle Race 1, E. Cluttoo,. Marchwiel, 2, A. C. Clutton, Marchwiel, 3, J. Williams, Marchwiel. One-mile Flat Race: 1, J. Evans#- Chirk, 2, W. Owens, Liverpool.