RHOS. LARGE CONTRACT.—There is every prospect of work at the Hafod Colliery being good for some time to come, owing to the successful completion of a large contract. STUDENTS' SOCIAL.-A social evening was held in Llanerchrugog Hall, on Mon- day evening, when a number of Bangor students and Rhos teachers met to enjoy a pleasant evening. Z." OPENING A NEW LODGE.—A public meeting was held at Mynydd Seion School- room, Ponkey, on Saturday last, for the purpose of opening a new Lodge in con- nection with the 20th Century Friendly Society. Addresses were delivered by Mr Tom Griffiths, Mr J. Davies, and others on "Objects and advantages of the So- ciety." OFF TO NEW BRIGHTON.—On Saturday last, a large number ot Rhos people spent a day at the Eisteddfod at New Brighton. The Rhos Bethlehem children's choir, and a Rhos children's action party, competed, but neither were successful in bringing off first honours. The nearest local suc- cess was the winning of the baritone solo by Mr Llew Davies, Cefn. STILL WAITING.—A large number of men are still out of employment at Vaux- hall colliery. A new distr ict is expected to be shortly opened in the mine, and the men will then be called in. But in the meantime, the unemployed have the great- est difficulty in living on air. NEW GAS PIPEs.-The Rhos Gas Co are laying new gas pipes in the principle I thoroughfares of Rhos. Leakages have long since been suspected, and it is to be hoped that with the laying down of the new pipes, the leakages will disappear, and our supply of gas, in consequence, be much improved. TEACHERS V. SHOP-ASSISTANTS —A foot- ball match between the Rhos Wednesday team and the Rhos Teachers' team, was played on Llanerchrugog Park on Wed- nesday last. After a hard fought game the Teachers' team won by two goals to none. AGENTS OUTING.-All the local agents of the Prudential Insurance Company, on Wednesday last, went to London on the invitation of the Insurance Company. They will be the guests of the Company for three days. APPOINTMENTS.—Mr G. W. Hughes, G. & L., has received an appointment as music master, the Rev J W Humphreys as Welsh instructor, & Dr D J William* as Ambulance instructor, in the coming evening continuation classes under the Denbighshire Education Committee. FOR EGYPT.—On Saturday, Mr Tom Williams, son of Mr J. Williams, station master, Rhos, sails for Egypt, where he will be employed for some years as cash- ier for the firm of Messrs Hughes and Lancaster, who h-lve secured a large contract out there. We wish for Mr Williams a safe and pleasant journey. THE COMING OF HEMMERDE—The Executive Committee of the Rhos Liberal Association met on Friday night last, un- der the presidency of Mr W. M. Jones A letter from Mr Hemmerde to the secre- tary stating that he hoped to arrange for a public meeting in Rhos about the second week in October, was read and discussed. It was unanimously decided to with-hold the proposed public meet- ing until that date. Mr Hammerde also states that he will be accompanied by a popular speaker, and that a tour of the constituency will be made. HONORARY MEMBERS' CHALLENGE CUP. —The last of this year's shoots for the cup and prizes took place on Erddig Range on Wednesday with the following result :-Cup and first prize, Mr S. Pritch. ard, Colomendy, (in) 2nd prize. Mr Ernest Jones, (109) 3rd prize, Mr E idoS Jones, (103); 4th Rev Jenkins-Menlove, (99) 5th Mr M. C. Evans, (92) 6th Mr J, H. Green, (91) 7th, Mr Din Evans, (81) 8th Mr \V. Williams, (79) 9th. Mr J. Williams, (73). SPECIAL COURT. -On Monday, before Dr Lawton Robert" and Mr R R Jones. William Henry Ellis, Afoneitha road, Stryt Issa, was brought up in custody charged with being drunk and disorderly and assaulting the police at Rhos -P.C. Roberts stated that the prisoner was drunk and disorderly in Jones street, Rhos, about 10-30 on Saturday evening, and when he spoke to him he struck him in the mouth and several times on the head. The Bench considered it a serious case, and imposed a fine of 5/- and 7/6 costs for drunkeness and disorderly conduct and 2••> and 7/6 costs for the assault-401- in all. ANNIVERSARY SERVICE. -Special ser- vices were held at the Primitive Methodist Church, on Sunday, when the Rev Joseph Prestwich, of Blackpool, and the Rev J Howell, of Mynydd Seion, Ponkey, preached to large congregations. The choir rendered special music. A lecture was given on Monday night by the Rev Joseph Prestwich, the subject being 44 Guiding Stars." There was a large attendance. Mr Rogers proposed, the Re-v j Howell seconded, and Councillor Wynn supported a vote of thanks,
New Theology in North Wales. One result of the New Theology Con- vention held at Barmouth last week and presided over by the Rev R. J. Campbell and the Rev T. Rhondda Williams has been the formation of a Welsh branch of the Progressive League. At Barmouth several young people came forward to add their names on the roll.
LEAGUE MATCHS. RHOS RANGERS v. ACREFAIR This match was played at Acrefair on Saturday last and drew a record gate a& both teams were the two top teams in the league, (Rhos being the champions). The- Rangers won the toss and elected to play with the sun behind their back. The Rhos forwards were soon down the field' The left wing puting in some smart work with their short passing. The Rangers were the first to net H Cave (centre-half) driving in from a good radius after seven) minutes' play. This goal did not have a rousing effect on the United and soon the' little boys in Red were hovering round the stubbornly defended citadel. The runs of the homesters were half-heartedly follow- ed, lacking that energy and vim whiclf their opponents put into the game. A- cross shot by Matthews was finished by Davies into the goal. Again Davies got away and soon had the leather into the? goal. After this unexpected scoring the homesters forced the game and from a faulty clearance by one of the Rhos backs J E Edwards opened their account with a rather lucky shot. No more scoring took,, place and when the halftime was called- the Rangers well deserved the lead. The second half saw the visitors agaif$' the best team and soon made it hot and dangerous for the Uuited defenders but they cleared in safety. Acrefair now got away and forced two fruitless corners, Clutton who last year played for the1 United got away on his own and after' safely piloting himself through the defence of late team shot in a smait goal. Even, play followed this goal, but the Acrefair forwards try as they may found the RhOJT halfback line impregnable. Roberts got away and scored from a difficult angle what was termed the best goal of the match. The end of the game found the? United playing a splendid game and J E Edwards crashed the ball into the net. The Rangers got away on the left but did not alter matters. Time was soon- afterwards called and the Rangers had' added two more point to the list by the" good margin of five goals to two. PONKEY v. GRESFORD. These two teams met on Saturday last. at Grango Park, Ponkey The visitors had1 the choice of way. Tunnah for Ponkey opened their account with a fine shot, Midfield play followed and both halfbacfe lines had plenty of work repelling the attacks made by the forwards. Thomas for Greslord got away on the left and net" ted the equalising goal. Lloyd again net" ted a second for t, Ponkey. The interva I arriving with the homsters leading bf- two goals to one. The second half opened in favour of the- visitors and soon after the start Thomas put his side on equal terms. A penalty was near the end of the game awarded" Ponkey, Dodd took the shot which boun<S ed off Phillips the Gresford custodian, buf from the rebound he was more successfu1 and netted the winning goal.
JOTTINGS. The Rangers are making a very goocf; start this season, having won all their matches so far and, if they strck together there is nothing to stop them having MO better season than last. The game on Saturday at Acrefair wa from a spectator's point of view an excell- ent one. The Rhos forwards playing 3J dashing game. The nippers on the lefif wing Jones and Davies played ringg around the Acrefair International, full back; which brought roars of laughter from tbe:- spectators. The team has been considerably strengthened this year by the followingf players :-Dick Williams, Jehnstowir f Herbert Cave, Rhostyllen Alf. Mathews Plasbenion. The other two new teams of the district' Rhos Athletic and Ponkey North End are" so far holding their own. The draw tor the League Cup 100& last week and our district teams have al been lucky enough to draw their matched all at home. On Wednesday the Rhos Wednesday opened their season on the Park. Tbe"" had arranged for two matches one with" the Brymbo Wednesday's and the other wi th the school teachers of the diSv trict. fl The both teams turned up at the saifl^ time. One to time and the other uvø hours late, so it was decided to play tbf" teachers. The teachers started well Thomas an" Roberts on the left played well togetb#^ The rushes of the Wednesday's were we-al(" compared to the dashes of the teachers- < The game was not without accideøt several on both sides being winded sø another injuring his knee. The teachers ran out the victors by goals to none.
JOHNSTOWN. A WEDDING.—The marriage of Miss Mary Blodwen Williams, youngest daugh- ter of Mr and Mrs Williams, Yale-street, Johnstown, to Mr Gilbert Henry Wilkes, surveyor, Birmingham, took place at the parish church on Saturday. The best man was Mr E. D. Williams, brother of the bride, and Miss Charlotte Ann Jones acted as bridesmaid. The Rev E. Jen- kins-Menlove took the service, and later a reception was given at the bride's home, and attended by a large number of friends. SCHOLASTIC SUCCESS —Mr Kendrick L. Kendrick, Johnstown, has satisfied his examiners for the degree of M.A. Oxford. Mr Kendrick, who is a son of Mr Kendrick Kendrick, Johnstown, form- erly of Ruabon, has had a brilliant schol- astic carreer, and was formerly a pupil at the Ruabon Grammar School, when the late Rev Mr Taylor was headmaster. It was whilst a pupil at this school that the young scholar won his entrance to Ox- ford.
CHARGE OF RAPE ON A RHOS GIRL. At the special sittings at Corwen Police Court, on Monday and Tuesday last, Robert Richard Jones, grocer and baker, of The Exchange, Corwen;*surrendered I to his bail on Monday on remadd from Tuesday, Sept 14, on a charge of rape on a girl of the age of 16 years, named Mary Ellis, living at 6 Brynydd, Ponkey. The I offences were committed on Sept 1st and Sept 3rd, and a warrant was issued for his art est. NM The defendant is a married man of the age of 35 to 40 years of age, and has two children, (boys) one aged 12 years and the other aged 5 years. Mr LI. Kenrick, Ruabon, was for the prosecution, and Mr Aneurin O. Evans, of Denbigh, appeared for the prisoner. The proceedings lasted the whole of Monday until 6 p.m., when the Coprt ad- journed until the nf xt morning. The girl withstood a severe cross-exam- ination by Mr Evans for two and a half hours. At ten minutes to twelve Mr Evans addressed the justices and spoke for about forty minutes. == The chairman of the magistrates, Mr Wynn, (Rug) announced that the Bench thought a case had not been made out on the charge of rape, but that a case had been made for an indecent assault, and committed prisoner for trial at the next Assizes, which open at Ruthin on October 15th next. Prisoner pleadei "not guilty" and re- served his defence. He was allowed bail, himself in £ 100, and two sureties of ^50 each.
Rev T. Rhondda Williams at Wrexham. A very large congregation assembled at Penybryn Church, Wrexham, on Thurs- day week, to hear a sermon by the Rev T. Rhondda Williams, Brighton. Mr Wil- liams is one of the leaders of the New Theology movement.
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SOCIALISTS ON THE CROSS. To the Editor of the Rhos Herald SIR.-Your correspondent, Peer, seems to have sunk into the same obscurity and confus- ion, as regards Politics as his brother peers and socialists. Beware of the orange peel my friend You may come down with a flop, like many more. He says Mr Lloyd George is not the Budget. If he had the intelligence of an ordin- ary man he would know that Mr Lloyd George made the Budget. That his heart and soul is in it, and that he is staying at home to do his best for his fellowmen and country. Instead of going globe trotting, preaching nonsonse for what they can get, and trying to create friction in the colonies. He seems to evade my state- ment that the Cross Spouters, these hungry looking bits of humanity are ebbing and are financially bankrupt. Now my friend I have the facts and figures given me as stated in my previous letter. Now, sir, I will challenge him to deny yes or no that they owe a sum of money which they will not or cannot pay, make inquir- ies my friend, dont leap in the dark. If we had a Socialistic Government, as these spouters are advocating, if all turned Socialist to a man, these nonsensical controversialists would turn I to something else. They must be different to everything and every body. -Yours. ;r,¡= ANTI-NONSENSE
SOCIALISTS ON THE CROSS. To the Editor of the Rhos Herald. SIR.-I am pleased to see Anti-Socialist take up the case against Socialism. We will -not deal with the first part of his letter, as this is a kind of argument that obviously cuts both ways. But I may be pardoned for remarking that if we have half-educated zealots," we have also, in our ranks, some of the finest intel- lects in the land. Now let us come to what" Anti-Socialist" calls a reasonable objection to Socialism. Our own leaders are not unanimous Is unanimity a fetish before which all else must bow 1 Is party unity the whole object of our existence ? Have we any complete unanimity in any creed- religious, philosophical or political ? What an argument!—an argument that can be applied against almost anything. Fancy men writing, I independently of each other, at different times, and in different languages, and Anti-Socialist" expecting them to be completely unanimous in their conclusions 1 "Anti-Socialist" would like to know wheth- er we are to follow Marx and Kausky or Jauies I and the English leaders with regard to small I property holders. Well, this is a point for the I people themselves to decide when the Socialist State is established. Our present programme I —one 011 which all Socialists and Socialist or- ganisations are agreed is that all the means of production, exchange and distribution shall be owned and managed by the whole people (through their representatives) for the people. Public ownership of public services has always and everywhere proved a public binetit. The transfer of telegraphs from private to public I control 40 years ago resulted in an immediate reduction of charges, and an increase of wages and traffic. The telephone service, in countries where it is coutrolled by the State, is cheaper and more efficient than in England. State rail- ways on the Continent have combined cheapness comfort, and speed with improved condition of labour. Over a thousand communities in Ger- many, owing to public possession of portions of land, are free of rates. The advantages' of public ownership in the case of water, gas, electricity, tramways, etc, are no longer open to argument. Why cannot we apply this principle of State ownership and control to all branches of public service ? We Socialists may differ in certain details as to how this is going to be ac- complished. But we recognise that the Social- ist State is going to be established only grad- ually, and that our work now is educating. We can depend on it that when the people are intelligent enough to demand justice, there will be intelligence enough in that community to find out the best means Of getting it. I will deal with the issues af Compensation. Family Religion, etc. as Anti-Socialist" raises these pointr.Yours, I- L. PEER.
SOCIALISTS ON THE CROSS. To the Editor of the Rhos Herald. Siiit.-Would you kindly- allow me space within your columns that I may reply to the eminent critic and wiseacre who gratified his cacoethes scribendi in your columns of the 17th inst. by exhibiting his remarkable intellectual abilities as tn antagonist of the Socialistic pol- icy. It is quite evident that our shot from I L Peer brought a good bull's eye in "Anti-Social- ist," who in his own estimation must be a full fledged scholar. Undoubtedly he is aware that education of to day is nothing but an handmaid to livelihood and business which fosters the pre- sent competitive system and our rotten state of commercialism engendering strife, poverty, and crime, among the working classes of this coun- try. Really this educational egotist, as Disraeli once said, has become intoxicated by the exuber- ance of his verbosity by uttering an insignificant detail in r reneh socialism, fcurely this gentle- man would do well to ponder a little upon sub- stance and not waste his time on exerting his mental calibre upon shadows. Apparently the half educated socialist on the cross has touched his scholastic dignity and has made him think. Hence his smattering of Kausky and Marx which will do him good if he continues to study them. For he cannot expect to rise to apex of politics before he has studied its a b c. Education, Sir, has to be defined before Anti-Socfalist can presume to display his fine Healystic sophistry, because a man may have an extensive vocabulary speak standard English, having the ability of a cabinet minister and yet be a scholastic scoundrel wanting in morals and discretion. But the half educated zealots as we are so sarcastically called, stand on the cross with the utmost sincerity trying to teach the proletariat in tinkers' English what we candidly believe to be a policy, which will mean the social and industrial salvation of common I humanity without fear of derision or cynicism of the anti socialist type and what is peculiar to is that Anti Socialist" and his hyperbolical colleagues have not availed themselves of the opportunity of refuting our aguments in public, No sir, he fails to ,see anything in truth, virtue, or altruism, and is iatisfied with criticising the educational standard alone. Surely one is sur- prised to find in a man of such scholastic attri butes such poverty of political information, I would advise him th abandon his mathematics and grammar and start to study principles, which would doubtlessly, as the man in the street would say, develope his knowledge box. Personally I candidly admit having graduated to the fourth r-tandaid in a national school start- ed to work at ten years of age, could not write an ordinary letter at twenty, and when getting in contact with persons more intelligent than myself, I felt my ignorance and started to think Circumstances putting me into an environment of political intelligence started me to study, and after fourteen years of persistent thought, and continual study of psychology, politics, philoso- phy, logic, etc., I feel like Spurgeon once said, The more I know, I know, I know the less," which makes me realize as did Oliver Twist, wanting more." Unlike our opponent who seems to have risen to the apex of learning and no doubt is able to teach us something. If so, I should like to shake hands with this gentleman and invite him to give us a discourse upon our ignorance of politics. We have studied John Stuart Mill, Adam Smith. Henry George, Bernard Shaw, H G Wells and other world famed authors, too numerous to mention and have no doubt that with the aid of something from the scholarly pen of Anti Socialist," we will have some- what completed our education to the satisfaction of our milk and water critic. We do not arrogate to ourselves a superiority of intellect, intelligence, or learning, but simply claim to know that two and two make four and no howling about it.—Yours, Stanley rd, Ponkey. J W WILLIAMS.
RUABON POLICE COURT. To-day, Friday, before Mr A. E. Evans, (chairman) Mr R. R. Jones, inir E. Lloyd Jones, and Mr O. Ormrod. EXCUSING RATEPAYERS. One of the names presented for exemption of payment of rates, was that of a Penycae miner, who stated that he had been out of work for 11 weeks. The Bench though it would be a dangerous presedent to excuse a man from paying his rates on the plea that he was out of work. BOAT OR BEER? John Evans, Tanylan, Ruabon, was charged with being drunk in Bridge-street, Ruabon, on Sept 19th. Defendant said he had been for a trip to Llandudno, and that the boat, the beer, and the motion of the train had upset him. He was fined 28 '6d and costs. QUARRELSOME NEIGHBOURS. Sarah Jarvis, 9 off High-street, charged Kate Edwards, 13, off High-street, Rhos, with assaulting her on Sept 16th. Complainant said defendant came up her yard and threw a bucket of water over her, and also threatened to hit her widi a brick. In addition, she used vile language towards her. Defendant denied the assault. She admitted having thrown a bucket of water, but not a drop of it reached defendant. She denied even having got hold of a brick. The bother com- menced through complainant saying she would stop defendant's husband's compensation. Defendant was fined Is and costs. HINDE THE HINDERER. Harriet Richards, Jones-street, Rhos, charg- ed Tom Hinde, Jones-street, with threatening her on Sept 16. Complainant said that on Sept 16 defendant threatened her by using the words "Come out and I'll have every drop of blood in your body. If I don't murder you I don't know who will Complainant wanted to put in a petition signed by a number of neighbours showing what they all thought of defendant, but it was not allowed to be put in. Hinde was bound over in the sum of R5 to keep the peace for twelve months. TOM HINDE AGAIN. John Richards, Jones street, Rhos, summoned Thos. Hinde, Jones street, for assaulting him on Sept. 16. Mr Simpson appeared for the defendant. Complainant said that on Sept 16, defendant was drunk in their yard in Jones street. He (wit- ness) was walking across the yard when Hinde came up and asked him if he wanted to fight. Witness refused to fight and then Hinde called for a light. Young Hinde brought a light and his father told him to hold it up. Then when the light was shining upon him Hinde, struck him in the face. Defendant was not satisfied even with that, for he shouted words at witness at four o'clock in the morning. Samuel Wright, said he was on the spot when the disturbance took place. He saw the details of the row, but he did not see Richards throw a bot- tle at Hinde. P.C. Andrew Roberts said he saw complainants face the next morning, and noticed marks on his face. p For the defence, Mr Simpson suggested that the row between defendant and complainant was the outcome of a general disturbance. The complain- ant, it would be told him, threw a bottle at Hinde and it was this action that roused the ire of defend- ant. A crowd quickly collected and if Hinde had not gone into his house, he would have been ser- iously maltreated by the crowd. Tom Hinde, said he did not strike defendant until the bottle was thown at him, but it would have done if he had not ducked his head just in the nick of time. The bottle passed over his head and struck the stable. Allan Evan Jones said he recollected the row. He did not actually see Richards throw the bottle, but he heard the bottle strike the stable.' Norman Fred Jones, said he saw Jack Richards pick a bottle or something up from by the stable, and throw it at Hinde. Deefndant wasfined 5/- and costs.