-4 W. & J. PRICHARD'S SUMMER CLEARANCE SALE Monday Next to Saturday, July 31. ti, Every Article Reduced in Price. Special Bargains in Seasonable Goods, — 14, Hope S t r e e t, W r & x h a m*
Mrs Hemmerde was among the guests entertained by the Lady Mayoress of Liverpool at a dinner in the Town Hall, which preceeded the reception given in celebration of the visit of the King and Queen to that city.
FATAL ACCIDENT AT HAFOD. Boy Driver Killed. An inquest was held at Penuel Chapel, Rhos, on Wednesday, by Mr Coroner Kenrick, touching the death of Albert Hazlehurst Skelland, High-street, Rhos, 16 years of age, who was killed at the Hafod Colliery, on Tuesday morning last. It seams that Skelland, who was a 44 driver was found dead under the sec- ond tub of the journey. No one actually saw the accident, and the jury, after hear- ing the evidence could but conjecture as to how the fatality occured. The first witness called was John Skel- land, who identified the body as being that of his son, who was 15 years 11 months old. Witness last saw deceased alive about 5 a.m. on Tuesday. He heard down the pit that his son had been injured, but he did not know he had been killed until he arrived home. The boy had been working down pit about eleven months, starting as a door-boy and after- wards becoming a "driver." Coroner Is it usual for the drivers to ride on the drams of the journey ? Witness Every driver rides on the drams for a portion of the journey. Mr John Edwards, manager, Hafod Colliery, produced plans of the spot where the accident happened, and explained that the management, to safeguard life, pro- hibited riding on the drams in certain parts of the journey. When the road was in any way dangerous, or where there was an incline, the instructions were that the drivers were to walk alongside the journey. Coroner Was the body found on the portion of the road where riding was pro- hibited ? Witness Yes. William Roberts, employed at the Haf- od Colliery, said his duty was to turn the journeys to different parts of the flats. He saw deceased with his journey about ten minutes to nine on Tuesday morning. He knew that in one part of the journey it was forbidden to ride, but he had never seen deceased ride in that portion. A little later on, a boy ran to him and asked if he had seen deceased. He became alarmed at his non-appearance, and he and the boy went up the rails to see what had become of deceased. They found him lying under the second tub of the journey, quite dead. The first and second tubs were derailed, but he could see no dirt or any other obstruction on the rails. —Answering questions put to him by Mr D. H. Matthews, Colliery Inspector, wit- ness said that the rails were in good con- dition, and that the road was a roomy one. There was also a man-hole quite near. "r.1. Robert Ellis, collier at Hafod, said that when he heard of the accident, he ran to the spot, and found deceased under the second journey. He could not say how the accident happened, unless it was that deceased slipped and fell under the tubs. Merrick Charles, (15) driver at Hafod said he saw deceased about 10 a.m. on Tuesday. He did not see him again un- til he found him dead under the tubs. He did not hear a shout at all. Coroner Have you ever known de. ceased's tubs go off the rails ? Witness: No. —Do your own tubs go off the rails ? -Yes, sometimes. David Jones, fireman, said he examined the road that Tuesday morning, and found everything in order. The jury returned a verdict of death through misadventure, Mr Kyffin, fore- man of the jury, adding that no blame was to be attached to anyone.
RHOS., FRESH BUTTER Splendid quality, di. rect from the farms. From iod per lb. JOHN WILLIAMS, Bank Stores, High st, Rhos. Advt. J 0 Messrs J. and W. Prichard annotincel that their summer clearance sale com- mences on Monday next. A very attractive programme in all sec- tions is announced in connection with the Annual Show of Llangollen and District Agricultural Society, which will be held on Friday, August 13. ADDITION.—The winner of the prize for making the best pyjamas at Rhos Eis- teddfod, was Miss M. Parry, Aigburth. MUSICAL — We are pleased to state that at the recent examinations held in con- nection with the Incorporated Society of Musicians, the following successfully passed, in pianoforte playing: Grade 1, Miss Sarah Read Jones, passed and ob- tained Honours." Preparatory Grade, Miss Linnie Bateg, passed. The above are pupils of Mr Carctdog Roberts, Mus. Bac. Oxon. I.L.P.-The branch of the I.L.P. held an op ;n-^ir .meeting on Wednesday evening on the Cros, Rhos, before a good number of peop ■ e. A heated discussion took place between the j>p<?aker and a few Rhos colliers, among them Mr Ben Williams, whose crisp answers to the speaker's questions delighted the listeners BANKRUPTCY. —On Tuesday, before Mr Registrar Preston. Dr Knapton, of Rhos appeared for his adjourned public examin- ation. The Offioiai Receiver stated that at the last court Dr Kuapton was asked to file an account of his money lending tran- sactions. This had been done satisfactor- ily. The examination was declared closed SUCCESSES.—Mr John Thomas Jones, Johnson-street, Ponkey, and Mr Daniel Bertie Jones, Johnstown, have both suc- ceeded in passing their B.A. examination. Mr J T Jones, has lately been appointed assistant master at the Denbigh County School, at a commencing salary of ^no per annum. He intends to commence on his teaching duties after the summer holi- days. LANTERN LECT-UP.E.-On Monday even- ing an interesting lantern lecture entitled A tour through Wales 800 years ago'" was delivered before a good assembly at Hill street Presbyterian Chapel, Rhos, by the Rev D W Morgan, B.A., Everton Brow. The tour was made by Gerald the Welshman a famous Churchman of his day, with the main object of persuading men to join in the war of the Crusade The lecturer. gave a description of the Welsh castles, and other places of interest in the Principality, RHOS RANGERS F.C.T-he Wrexham League Cup was formally handed over to the winners, Rhos Rangers, at the Nag's Head, last week. Mr D. W. Owen Mr W. R. Da vies, and Mr G O. Postle attended on behalf of the League, and Mr Owen made the presentation.. The med- als earned by the Rangers as champions of the Wrexham League, and winners of the Chirk Oddfellows' and St Martins Cup were presented to the players. A BRILLIANT CAREER.—We are proud to record the latest success of Mr T. W. Jones, Mountain-street—that of obtaining his degree of M.D. Mr T. W. Jones, who is the son of Mr J. Trevor Jones, assistant overseer, is but 23 years of age, and his career as a medical student at the Liverpool University, has been note- worthy for its many brilliant achievements, culminating as it does in the obtaining of tais M.D. degree. Mr Jones was educated at Rhos Board School, under Mr R. T. Powell, where he was placed first in the County Council examination for admission to the Ruabon County School. From Ruabon County School, he went to Liverpool University as a medical student, and succeeded in gaining the Gee Entrance Scholarship, value ^25, in 1903. In 1904 he won the Lyon Jones Junior Scholarship, value £ 21 per annum for two years. In 1905 he was awarded the medal for Physiology. In 1906, Mr Jones succeeded in bringing off three notable successes-the University Scholarship in Medicine value £25 the Lyon Jones Senior Scholarship of £ 21 per annum for two years and the Holt Medal for Advanced Physiology. In 1908 he obtained his final M.B. and Ch B. with first class honours, as well as winning the coveted Ethel Boyce Fel- lowship in Genealogy of the value office. In 1909 he obtained his Degree of M. D. HAFOD MINERS AND THE EIGHT HOURS ACT.-A general meeting of the miners of the Hafod Colliery, was held in the Pub- lic Hall, on Friday evening, when the work of the Hafod Committee respecting the Eight Hours Act arrangements was confirmed. The working arrangements of the Hafod Colliery are less affected by the new Act, than other collieries in North Wales, owing to the work of the Miners' Committee in anticipating the various changes. Whilst many collieries in North Wales have had to arrange for the half hour breakfast time each day, the Hafod Colliery has for a cbnsiderable number of years had in force an arrangement where- by each man and boy engaged in the mine receives ample time for a meal, and that without having to stop the winding and hauling engines, or in any way interfer- I ing with the continuous working of the mine.—In reply to enquiries, we find that so far, the working of the new Act has I gone on very satisfactorily, and no out- standing cause for complaint on either side is felt. The Hafod Committee and Mr Dennis, some little time before the coming of the new Act into force, arrang- ed that any cause for complaint under the new conditions should be discussed by both sides with a view to an amicable settlement. The satisfactory and smooth running of the Colliery's affairs, speaks very creditably for the efficient way in which the Hafod Committee have worked in the past, and of the masters' willing- ness and readiness to adjust grievances.
Bhos-on-sea or Rhosllanerchro- gog ? Last week a paragraph appeared in the daily papers respecting a band of suffrag- ettes who were set upoQby" the women of Rhos," and heartily spanked." From enquiries made we find that the Rhos re- ferred to is Rhos-on-sea, near Colwyn Bay, and not Rhosllanerchrugog. The following is the paragraph that was pub- lished A new method of dealing with suffra- gettes which has proved most effective, has been invented at Rhos, a small village in North Wales. A squad of these 44 lad. ies" arrived at the villages with the inten. tion of awakeningthe slumbering elector- ate to their duties. The women residents however, with the Eisteddfod interlude still fresh in their memory, concocted a scheme which, although savouring some- what strongly of "assault and battery," quickly cleared the neighborhood of the presence of tbe hysterical sisterhood." The suffragettes on arrival, were quickly surrounded by a number of brawny ma- trons and in turn placed across the knees of a powerful amazon, and after the pre- parations usually adopted towards erring childhood, were heartily whipped. The powerful "slaps" sounded like pistol- shots, but the shrieks of the victims found no sympathetic chord in the hearts of the laughing crowd. After undergoing the 44 discipline of the scourge," the weeping and subdued suffragettes made a rush for the railway station, followed by a jeering crowd, and left by the next train, suffer- ing both in mind and body, but confirmed in their decision to shake the dust of brutal Wales" from their feet."
Mr Balfour and Mr Evan Roberts. It has just been disclosed that Mr Bal- four, when he was preparing his address for the recent meeting of the National Eisteddfod in London, consulted one of the most distinguished Welsh members of Parliament as to the line of thought that should be followed on such an occasion. In the course of his conversation with the Welsh M. P. Mr Balfour inquired what had become of Mr Evan Roberts, the Welsh Revivalist. The Welsh member asked the Conservative leader if he was interested in him. Interested was Mr Balfour's reply" wby when the revival was going on I read everything I could lay my hands on. so interested was I in its progress." The Welsh M.P. then ask- ed Mr Balfour to tell him what opinion he had formed of Mr Evan Roberts, and his answer was 441 regard him as a religious genius, whose work is beyond criticism.'
Dangerous neglect in Ruabon. There are many in Ruabon who do not realise how serious it is to neglect pains in the loins and back, urinary disorders, gravel, puffiness in the ankles and under the eyes, and rheumatic twinges. These and other unmistakable symptoms of kid- ney and bladder trouble are due to the kidneys failing to filter urinous poisons out of the blood, That is why kidney dissease is so serious, and why it so often ends fatally. An encouraging Ruabon cure is givenhere. Mr Thomas Nicholas, lives at 3, Rail- way-terrace, Ruabon. He says I I I can highly recommend Doan's backache kid- ney pills, for they have done me a lot of good, and you are welcome to publish the particulars of my case. "For many years I suffered a great deal with urinary disorders. There was often a desire to pass secretions, but I could not do so tor some hours. a I read about Doan's backache kidney pills, and decided to give them a trial. At first they did not seem to help me much, but now, after taking two boxes, I feel ever so much better. (Signed) Thomas Nicholas." 3 years later, Mr Nicholas said :_U I have enjoyed good health since I was cured of kidney complaint by using Doan's backache kidney pills several years ago. I am very pleased to be able to recom- mend them. Doan's backache kidney pills are two shillings and nine pence per box, or six boxes for thirteen shillings and ninepence Of all chemists and stores, or post free direct from the Foster-McClellan Co. 8, Wells-street, Oxford-street, London, W. Be sure you get the same kind of pills as Mr Nicholas had.
RHOS' UNDER. BONDAGE. To the Editor of the Rhos Herald. Sir,—Perhaps some of the numerous readers of your valuable paper will be pleased to know that it is now twenty years sincè" we have had the extension w the telegraphic communication to Rhos ■}, and what a boon it has proved to be Prior to then, those who wanted to des- patch a telegram had to walk all the way to Ruabon to do so, and a charge of 68 and is. was made by the Post Office auth- orities for the delivery of any telegram at, Rhos, but by now, that has become a thing of the past. It was the writer's privilege and ure to bte" the honorary secretary of the Committee in those days to get the Tele- graph to Rhos, and for the Public Lighting of the streets, and also for the Committee appointed for the purpose of urging some of the Railway Co's to e tend railway facilities to the place, and 3f; is now some pleasure to feel that our « £ <* forts were crowned with success, and tliaf Rhos has taken a few steps in advauce, However, we must admit that we do not keep up with the times. For the information of your readers may say that the first pub.ic meeting io connection with the Telegraphic mov-e- ment was hreld in the Public Hall on roti- day evening, August 3rd, 1888, and aftfUC considerable correspondence on the sub- ject with the Postmaster General, 1 re" ceived the following interesting and firJa reply General P. 0., London, April JC$!i 1889.-Sir, With reference to your letter of the nth, instant, I beg to informyo1 that the telegraphic Office at Rhosllanef" chrugog, will be opened tomorrow.f1 You will therefore see that it is exactSf 20 years to the 1st May last since we has this particular boon. It was also in Oct 1892 (17 years ago) when it was resolved to have the public streets lighted by ga.s" and at the meeting a certain gentleman said that he rejoiced to see the sigis of progress, but he could not help feeling that they were hort of many wants. They" had been too backward in applying^ iof such requirements. It must seem stratigle how they remained so long without g&J? in the streets, He could not understand how so large a district was without the the convenience." I think, sir, that it is about time thai another effort should be taken to obtaiif Urban Powers for the district and bidi farewell to District Council-as it is scr difficult to get anything from them-at. though we have" to provide the money., If we want a small Watering Cart wc" cannot have one unless they will it, aW though we have to pay for it. My ques- tion therefore is-Are we going to b another 20 years under bondage ? JOHN EVANS; :—4
RHOS PARISH MEETING. To the Editor of the Rhos Herald. Sir,—The manner in which the proceed ings of the Parish Meeting were conducted on Wednesday evening, was, I under- stand, entirely out of order. It reminded one of the Day of Judgment, when tbe' sheep will be on the right hand, and the' goats on the left, and here at this meeting the chairman arradged that all those whdl were in favour of a Watering Cart should be on the right, and those against to go to; the left. What a strauge procedure t The Act states that all questions will be decided in the first place by a show 0» hands, and if one parochial elector is dis* satisfied with the result of this shov (ContirvukU'oh page S>)