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RHOS. SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISM.—A-timely booklet, entitled" The Story of my Con- version, and why I renounced Seventh Day Adventism," written by Mr Harry Champness, for seven years a minister of that Denomination, with a preface by the Rev F. B. Meyer, B.A., is now on sale at the Herald Office, price 2d. In view of the specious arguments advanced by the Seventh Day Adventists, or as they preler to call themselves at Rhos, Gos- pel Tent Missioners/ we would advise our readers to read this booklet, -which sheds a light on the doings of this sect from America. ACCIDENT,-On Tuesday last, as Llew. Williams, son of Mrs Williams, Ty Mawr was hedging, he fell and broke his arm. Dr D J Williams is attending him.—On Tuesday, the son of Mr Tom Hind fell down in the street and sustained a com- pound fracture of the forearm. Dr D J Williams is attending him. DEATH—The death has occurred of Mrs Jos. Allen, Swan street, Rhos. The fun- eral took place on Wednesday afternoon at the Rhos Cemetery, when the Rev J Redhead (circuit minister), Newbridge, offici" ted. RHOS AND THE BUDGET —Whilst meet- ings are being held in every hole and cor- ner either for or against the Budget, we in Rhos have not held a single Liberal meeting nor has there been a single pub- lic speech delivered on the Budget in Rhos The Conservatives have passed a resolu- tion against it and even the Socialists have pointed out its good qualities. But Liberal Rhos sleeps on. MARRIAGE -0.1 Wednesday morning, at Q ueen Street Congregational Chapel, Wrexham, Mr David Phillips, son of Mr Thomas Phillips, Princess-road, was mar- ried to Mrs Edith Jones, White Lion Hotel, Rhos. The best man and brides- maid were Mr and Mrs Latham, Elephant and Castle, Wrexham. The honeymoon is being spent at the Isle of Man. SLEEPV R ErOS. \Vhat a sieepy lot we are here The tradesmen grumble at the sleepiness of the Parish Council, and the Council grumble at the lack of enterprise by Rhos tradesmen. For some years now the Parish Council has been the buttof all public grumbling. Every class in its turn I has bad a go at it. But now the tables are turned, and the Council are charging Z, Z, the tradesmen and ratepayers generally with apathy in all public aff lirs. HOMING.—The Rhos Homing- S-xiety held their last young bird race un Satur- day from Bath a distance of 116 mile*. Mr Winst-nnley, Crewe convoyer to the 1 North Wales Federation liberated at ten- fifty-five. The following are the prize winners i, Wrn Parry; 2, Jones & Jones 3, and all pools W Pritchard —An open race was flown from Gobowen on Mondav, a close race resulted W Jones, Jones-st took first prize. Bellis & Dodd Brook st taken second prize.-At a prev- ious race from Hereford Jones & Jones, Hope street, carried off rh« H P. Cup and the R.P- cheque £ 1 and all pools. DISCOVERY OF ROMAN POTTERY.—As Mr Thomas Hughes, School-street, was working in a trench near New Hall, Hafod, last week, he and his working partner, Mr Luke, came across some old pottery embedded five leet under solid earth. They carefully removed the soil about them, and discovered to their sur- prise thÜ the fragments were remains of an ancient earthenware j tr, similar to the specimens shown in museums, of Roman pottery. THE GOSPEL TENT.—The services are being continued at the Gospel rent, where Mr Read, and Mr Barlow the missioners, are in charge. On Sunday evening, there was a large audience, and they gave an attentive hearing to a sermon on H The fate of the Wicked," by Mr Read. At the close of the sermon, the Rev H P Roberts, Coedpoeth, engaged the mission- er in a short controversy. On Tuesday morning, by special request. Mr Read de- livered his address on The Millenium." Subsequently he answered several ques- tions put to him by one of his listeners. The mission in the tent will close on Sept 5th but the work will be carried on in Rhos by a small band ot adherents to the principles of Seventh Day Adventism. A WEDDING.—On Thursday morning at Bethel C.M. Chapel, Ponkey, Mr Enock Smith, second son of Mr Enock Smith, Swan street, (Chairman of Hafod Committee) was married to Miss Margar- et J-lne (Maggie) Jones, youngest daugh- ter of the late Mr and Mrs Daniel Jones, Fennant road, Ponkey. The best man was Mr Thos. Charles, Noith road, and the bridesmaid was Miss Lizzie Tunnah. (niece of bride) Swan street. Toe Wed- ding March was played by Mr Caradog Will tarns, organist of Bethel Chapel j A reception was afterwards held. The honeymoon is being spent at Southport. The officiating minister was the Rev E Isfryn Williams. HILL STREET TREAT.The annual treat of the Hill-street Presbyterian Sunday School took place on Wednesday after- noon. About 150 scholars sat down to tea. The tables were presided over by jMiss Jennie Mills, Miss Nesta Jones, Mrs J 0 Hughes, Mrs S Hough, Miss Gertie r, Smith, Miss Connard, Mrs Tom Davies, and Miss Nellie Duce. Mesdames E Davies, Ellis Jones and Mrs Roberts were the cutters up. Games were afterwards indulged in on a field lent by Mr R R Jones, J. P. The arrangements were in charge of Mrs Sauvage and Miss Lottie Davies, Plas-yn-Rhos. SHOP ASSISTANTS OUTING. -On Wed- nesday afternoon last, the Rhos Shop As- sistants League held their second outing of the season. The party numbered over thirty, and drove in brakes to Glynceiriog via Chirk. The weather, although rather threatening, cleared up beautifully, and the outward journey, lying as it does through one of the most picturesque val- leys in Wales, was thoroughly enjoyed. The brakes rattled on merrily, down quiet country streets, and along the once famous Chirk turnpike. Glynceiriog was reached at 4-30 and tea was partaken of at the Glyn Valley Hotel. Alter duly re- freshing themselves, the party turned out to inspect the beauties (geographical be it said) of the village. They wandered along its old-fashioned streets, inspected the laying out of the local Selfridges', and disported themselves on the village Green, .to the huge delight of the villag- ers. The return was commenced at 8 and home was reached at 10-30 p.m. The arrangements were in the hands of the energetic secretary, Mr Eddie Ellis, and the president of the Committee, Mr Garfield Kyffin, to whom the credit of the outings are largely due. TRIAL NIIATCHE-S. -The Rhos Rangers held their trial match on Wednesday af- ternoon, a good game ensued and there is the making of a good team, the latest signature is that of H Cave (Druids). —The Rhos Athletic held their trial match on Llanerchrugog Park on Thursday but owing to the large number that have been signed on' another match must be play- 6d'
RHOS TOWN TALK. ,
RHOS TOWN TALK. It is said- That a small but ardent band of Rhos Liberals intend meeting the Socialists on the Cross, on Wednesday. That despite the slow progress made, the Socialists still continue to hammer away. That they are sowing the seed, and al- though most of it falls upon stoney ground, they expect a few grains to take hold. Á- That Mr Saml Pritchard's suggestions re the introducing of new industries in Rhos, has created quite a little stir in business circles. That one experienced business man in Rhos, on being approached on the ques- tion, thought the proposition of Mr P quite feasible. That there is plenty of material in Rhos for the formatinn of a strong company of boy scouts. That the bed of china clay, between Plasdraiu and Tainant was known to be in existence more than forty years ago. That one old gentleman living in Pon- key, has a small cup and saucer made from the Plasdrain clay. That Ponkey was ever the place for the unusual—the phenomenal. Even the seasons reverse themselves at Ponkey. That this year, in this favoured spot, Autumn has given place to a second spring. That cherry trees and plum trees are to be seen there in full bloom. That the superstitious ones believe this freak of nature to be an omen of great and terrible import. That the Adventures of four Ponkey- ires," published in last week's issue, has, say some, reflected discredit on the fair name of Ponkey. That it would have been more correct to state that two of the four excursionists were Rhosites. That it is a hopelessly difficult task to please everybody. You cannot pat one on the back without treading on the corns of another.
RHOSITES IN AUSTRALIA.
RHOSITES IN AUSTRALIA. Mr Joseph Parry, Islington, New South Wales, in an interesting letter to his bro- ther, Mr Edward Parry, builder, Duke- street, Ponkey, says :— We are enjoying our old-age pension of 7s per week, and we are glad to hear that old-age pensions are now being paid in Wales. It must be a great help to those who try and spend it in a right way. You say that things are bad in Wales respect ing work. Well, over here it is just as bad. People are coming here as emi- grants and they cannot find work. Ser- vant girls and young men come out here, but when they arrive they cannot find places. Several of our mines are idle now and the Companies do not seem to care how the people live. Boys and young men are taken on, and married men can get no work. It is strange that in a land like ours all goods are sent over to Engla'nd, and we have to pay dear for them here. There is a Welsh chapel here but there Is no Welsh pastor now. The Rev Mona Jones (Baptist) our minister, preaches occasionally in Welsh. The chapel was built 40 years ago (by the writer of this letter-Ed.) but the old Welsh people of 40 years ago who used to attend, have all gone to their rest. This church was the main Welsh church for miles around, and the Welsh folk used to have a happy time in the days gone by. Young Australians do not learn Welsh, so the sermons are English, except when the Rev Mona Jones gives us a special Welsh sermon. We have our annual Eisteddfod here once a year, and the Welsh people come from all parts.
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-+- THE PROGRESS OF RHOS. Sir-Your paper has always been of great interest to me, and I look forward to its weekly advent with a longing that amounts almost to impatience but I can- not recall, on the spur of the moment, any item in its columns that gave me more pleasure than your notes about the priority of Ruabon over Rhos in postal and other respects. Whenever I noticed it I could not help feeling that it was equivalent to making a dog's tail appear to be the principal part of the canine. It also reminds me of the story of the kind- hearted lady who asked the tramp if she could do anything for him. Yes, mad- am he replied I have a couple of coat buttons to which I should like you to sew a coat." It was a nervy suggestion on the part of the wanderer, but is it any less ridiculous than to regard a large com- munity like Rhosllanerchrugog as a tribu- tary appendage to a small parish like Ruabon-a place which long ago would have been lost in the shuffle were it not for the proximity of Wynnstay. the family I seat of one of the oldest Welsh families. While Ruabo 1 has been standing still, ¡ Rhos has developed into a thriving com- munity, which, were it located in America, would be populous enough to have a city charter, and, with its Mayor, Aldermen, and Councillors, have the power to ad- minister its own affairs, subject only to supervision by the Commonwealth. I have long since ignored the alleged sub. ordinate position of Rhos in my corres- pondence, and if all who are away would do the same, the old home would be ac- corded that individuality to which it is en- titled as a large progressive community. Hoping you will continue the good work of insisting that Rhos shall be given its due prominence until it ceases to be re- garded as one of the satellites of a dead I and almost buried little hamlet. Yours for the honour of Rhosllanerchrugog Cambridge, Mass. U.S.A. T. J. JONES.
STRYT ISSA. FRIENDLY SOCIETY.—The members of the Stryt Issa Branch of the Rational Association Friendly Society celebrated their anniversary on Saturday, when a large number assembled at the Wesleyan church, where a procession was formed, headed by the Rhos Silver Band, marched through the principal streets of the district A knife and fork tea was afterwards pro- vided in the schoolroom.
A Snake at Bangor Post Office.
A Snake at Bangor Post Office. The officials at Bangor post office had a lively time on Wednesday morning owing to the proceedings of a snake dis- covered by one of them in a cardboard box addressed from Llanbedr to Birming- ham. The snake was quiet enough when first discovered, but on being prodded by a stick it leapt viciously at the prodder's t'ce, and it was only by darting back that he escaped a bite. Further molesta- tion by the postal employes roused the reptile to fury, and it chased the men about the office, finally darting up an open chimney, where it was killed. It measured 26 inches in length when dead. No one knows what species it belonged to. A report of the incident has been sent to the Secretary of the Post Office.
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What a Rhos Woman heard. Many a man owes his success and hap- piness to taking a timely hint. A Rhos woman tells us here how she heard of something which enabled her to overcome a serious difficulty. As a remedy for kidney complaint I have every confidence in Doan's backache kidney pills," said Mrs S. Edwards, of 5, New Street, Rhos, Ruabon, when giving the details of her experience for publicat- ion. 1 had been suffering for two years or so with pains in my back and a general feeling of langour. I had no inclination to exert myself, which was very trying at times. I read of Doan's backache kidney pills in the newspapers, and decided to give them a trial, although I had used other remedies without avail. I took Doan's pills for some little time without apparent benefit, but with the second box of them I began to feel relief; the pains in my back were less troublesome, and my health generally was improved. I shall persevere with the pills a while longer, and hope that my cure will be a permanent one. (Signed) .Sarah Edwards." Do you have rheumatic pains ? back- ache ? pains in the loins and sides ? dizzy spells ? is the urine high-coloured, painful in passing, scanty, or gravelly ? are your eyes puffy ? your ankles swollen ? are you irritable and depressed ? do you soon get tired ? If you have to answer "Yes" to any of these questions, you have kidney trouble, and should begin at once with Doan's backache kidney pills of which your neighbour speaks so highly. But if you neglect kidney trouble it may end fatally. 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 pilis as Mrs Edtirards bad.
Iadisastr(yus Fire atfa Rhosite's…
adisastr(yus Fire atfa Rhosite's Si™Ji House in America." News of a disastrous fire at the resi- dence of Mr and Mrs Ishmael Jones, (late of Rhos) comes from Johnstown, America It seems that Ishmael Jones was pouring oil to kindle a fire, when the can exploded and in a moment the whole room was ablaze. Mrs Simpson, a neighbour, died in an heroic attempt to rescue the infant child of Mr and Mrs Jones. She saved saved the infant, but succcumbed to her own terrible injuries in hospital the same day. The baby was burnt about the face and hands, but its injuries are of a superficial nature. Mr and Mrs Jones were also burnt, but their injuries are not serious. They and their family left Rhos some three months back, he obtaining work as a miner. He is the son of Thos. Jones, Sidney street, Rhos.
Liberalism at Llangollen.
Liberalism at Llangollen. SUPPORT FOR THE BUDGET. The Llangollen Liberal Club held a gar- den party in the grounds of Pengwern Hall, kindly placed at the disposal of the organisers by Mr D W Davies, on Thurs- day, Tea was followed by games and a public meeting. The original intention was to hold the meeting at Peogwern Hall, but in view of the importance of the occasion, it was decided, after conference to hold it in the Smithfield, where a very large gathering assembled. Mr J H Davies presided. Alderman W G Dodd proposed a resol- ution in support of the Budget, and de- scribed it as a very courageous attempt to deal, in a very democratic spirit, with grievances which very seriously affected the welfare of the people. He more part- icularly singled out tor approval the pro- posals in regard to land values and, in this connection, gave as an illustration the rates paid upon the present County School buildings and on the land upon which they are situated to prove how materially val- ues appreciate owing to public enterprise. Priory to the buildings being put up, the rates paid on the land amounted to £ 2. fhe Budget aimed at applying this prin- ciple all round, and all true Liberals, and an increasing number of so-called Tory democrats, agreed with this courageous proposal. (Cheers) Mr Levi Roberts seconded the motion, and the Rev Daniel Hughes, Llanelly, made an eloquent speech in support of it. The motion was carried with much en- thusiasm.
OUR POST BIG.
OUR POST BIG. PARISH COUNCIL AND UNEM- PLOYMENT. Sir-I am glad to read that the Parish Council is awakening and is assuming a suggestive mood as regards the unemploy- j ment question. But Councillor Pritchard1 is evidently beside the mark when he sug- gests a mineral water factory as a lucra- tive means of providing employment. I Perhaps he does not know that one man < and two boys with the machinery required could supply the whole ot Rhos. I should suggest instead that a boot factory would be better, the Factory to sell retail direct to the wearer. Better still would it be to sink a pit, for the majority of Rhos peo- ple are miners. ONE OF THE PARISH. I
'] SOCIALISTS ON THE CROSS.1
] SOCIALISTS ON THE CROSS. 1 Sir-I have had the opportunity of at- Z!1 tending a few of the I L P., meetings at Rhos. It is rather surprising to me the nonsense that is expounded there. I should advise these street corner spouters to divert their energies to something more substantial than Socialism. It is evidently ebbing by the persistent appear- ance of the collection-box. Why not support, their fellow Welsh Chancellor, Mr Lloyd George and the Budget. Yours respectfuny,- ANTI-NONSENSE.
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS FROM…
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS FROM AMFRICA IN RHOS. Sir,—You referred to these people in your issue ot July 31st under the heading Is Saturday Sunday ? Since reading your paragraph I have come across a lit- tle book, written by the Rev Harry Champness, who was for seven years a seventh-day adventist minister. The ti- tle of this most interesting little book is r, The story of my conversion, and why f • renounced Seventh-Day Adventism." (Mr Champness is now in charge of a London Baptist church). Among other things in the little book Mr Champness says :— "The utter lack of any real Gospel work among this people was heartrend- ing to me b,. The whole system is founded on the' blunder ot one of their prophets (Miller) who prophesied the definite time of the' Second Advent to be 1844. Seventh- Day Adventism took its rise after this, They seek to interest people theoret- ically, taking care to hide the fat that: they are Seventh-Day Adventists. As I look back over my ministerial work of seven years among them I can write" loss over the Adventist por- tion of it and oniy" gain as far as$ preached the Gospel during that time. The law is the predominating note-the Gospel has very little place in their teaching. The preface of this litde book is by the Rev F. B. Meyer, and is a sufficient guar- antee of the truth and sincerity of author's purpose. Listen to what Mr Meyer says As we turn leaf after leaf of this intense- ly interesting experience, we see how the' true Shepherd of souls was engaged for years in the work of emancipation and de- liverance, so that His servant might be fitted to act as the guide and helper of others who are still entangled in the-- meshes of Seventh-Day Adventism. That system denies the fundamental position1 which the great Apostle of the Gentiles- bent all his strength to establish, that we' are delivered from the yoke of the Jewish" Law, so as to serve God not in the old- ness of the letter but in the newness of the Spirit. All the essential principles of the moral code are included and rendered obligatory for ever in our obedience to Jesus Christ, and this is our only Jaw, we' are under the law to Christ." Well, Mr Editor, it is well that the' identity of these people has been discover-" ed. Why should they come to Rhos un- der the guise of a Gospel Tent, and why" are they not straightforward enough to" proclaim from the first that they are SeNenth-Day AJventists? Why? Ifi you will allow me I may have something: further to say on this subject next week. A READER.
Poor Law Reforms.
Poor Law Reforms. WELSH INSPECTOR'S VIEWS'. Mr H. R. Williams, Poor Law Inspect-" or for \Vales, speaking at Pwliheli onf Wednesday, congratulated the Union up-- on the satisfactory position it occupied as compared with four years ago. Outdoor paupers had decreased from 694 to 644, but out-relief had gone up from ^5,079^ to £ d 229. He trusted that this increase' was due to increased contributions to the really deserving, and that the decline ira the number of paupers was due to the weeding out of the undeserving. It was possible that the Guardians gave toc- much out-relief in some cases. It behov- ed them to be careful not to give to pau- pers more than was actually earned by some of the poorer farmers. He come across cases lately of struggling; farmers, who, unless the Board were care- ful, would be in a worse position as re- gards receipts than the paupers wholTi, they kept by means of rates,
Suffragists at Bala.
Suffragists at Bala. On Tuesday evening notice was given?- that a public meeting would be held orr the Green, the meeting-place of 1he old Z" "Snssiynau." in support of votes for women." This was the first meeting off its kind held at Bala, and everyone was eager to hear what the suffragists had tc say. A crowd gathered by the appointed, time. Two suffragists were present, Miss Morgan, and Miss Edwards. Miss Mor- gan opened the meeting and spoke fluent- ly in Welsh. She said that they were not of the same stamp as those who interfered in the National Eisteddfod in London. They were loyal supporters of Mr Lloyd; George. Several questions were asked" and answered. Miss Morgan then intro- duced Miss Edwards, who commenccd1 speaking in English. She was not allow- ed to go on. The crowd shouted anlt pushed, and the suffragists were in dan- ger of being injured. The police man- aged to take them home, but not without- some trouble.
Motor Accident at Rhostyllen.
Motor Accident at Rhostyllen. Mr Maxted Topham of Coedyglyn, f,lan-, gollen, who is engaged in the office of Mr Trevor Boscawen, met with a serious ac- cident near Rhostyllen on Saturday night: He was returning home on his motor cycle, and, near Rhostyllen, he collided with an ice cream cart with the result that he was thrown, and his ribs and other parts* of the body were injured. He was at once removed to the Wrexham Infirmary and yesterday he was reported to be