RH03. 1 HARVEST Z5 ot 1 harvest thanksgiving" services have this week been held the different places of worship. -LEAVING FOR COLLEGE.-On Saturday and Monday last several young Rhosites left for Bangor College, where they will undergo a two or three years, training. EXIT OF STUDENTS.—On Saturday last the brigade ot students from Bangor, who have been practising at the schools of I Rhos district during the last three weeks made their exit from Rhos. Before leav- ing they favoured Rhos with a farewell specimen of their by now well known college cry. NEW GAS PIPES -The completion of I laying new gas mains all through Hall Street was finished on Monday night near I the Cross. The gas pressure is now I much better. The old pipes having done I service for over thirty years. 1 TEMPERANCE. — In connection with the Women's Temperance Association a so- cial tea was held at Hill Street on Mon- day. In the evening a public meeting was held at which Dr Llewelyn Williams delivered an excellent address. SERMON -On Tuesday evening the Rev Owen Lloyd, Cac gwile, preached the harvest thanksgivirg sermon at Hill St Chape). EVENING SCHOOLS.—The evening schools have opened this week with a very txter.sive programe. At Rhos Grango schools classes are held in arith- metic, mensuration, Welsh, ambulance, cookery, bock-keeping, citizenship, min- ing and shorthand. At Johnstown the subjects are arithmetic, mathematics, composition, dialing, geography, and I building conduction. The teacher in the building construction is Mr Ivor H. Jones. At Ponkey, lectures in the grammar and literature of the Welsh language, will he given be given by the Rev J. W, Humphreys At Rhos Junior school instruction will be given on "The theory ónd practice of music," by Mr G. W. Hughes. A new feature this year wii! be introduced in the form ot a course of instruction in Economics at the Grange schools, the teacher of which will be Mr Ted Jones, Osborne-stt eet At Penycae also, classes will be he:d for the instruc- tion of arithmetic, mensuration, hygiene, composition, 2nd shorthand. —
JOHNSTOWN. SOCIAL EVENING —A very enjoyable social evening was on Tuesday night held at the Maelor Restaurant, by the Johns town Bachelors. Over 31 sat down to supper and afterwards a musical evening was held under the presidency of Mr D J Griffiths. The following took part :— Messrsf David Divies, A Williams, W Campbell, H Campbell, J Jones, T Sharpe W Price and E Jones. The usual vote of thinks were acco-ded PRESENTATION — O.I Wednesday week a most erj >v ible vening was spent in the Congreg ubmai Cr.apel, Class-room, where Mr H mnab*- was presented with a purse of gold. on his departure from the district to Bm-'or Cvl ege The chair was taken by Mr jno. Williams. The purse was p e-entcd t>y the Rev Arthur Thomas. The following also spoke Messrs ) Nicholas, R D Evans. G Jones, aod J Evans, yndg ve Mr liannaby an excellent character. — Mr Hm na by has also been p-esented with a portmanteau by the teachers and scholars of Johnstown Council School, where he was a teacher.
PENYCAE. A WEDDING,-Tiie marriage of the RtV D. P. Jones, pastor of the Groes and Tainant Calvioistic Methodist Churches, Penycae, and Miss A. J. Jones, second daughter of Mr and Mrs Jones, Coedyfoei Utha, Cwmtirmynach, took place at Cwm- tirmynech Calvinistic Methodist Church, on Wednesday week. The officiating ministers were the Rev W. M. Jones, pastor, and the Rev R. Williams, Pendle- ton. Miss M. Lizzie Jones, Nantycyrtiau, and Miss Annie Jones, London, were the bridesmaids, and the bridegroom was at- tended by the Rev H G. Roberts, L-lan- rhaiadr, and Mr R. T. lones, brother of the bride. Subsequently the Rev D. P. Jones and Mrs Jones left for London.
East Denbighshire Seat. It has been decided by the Unionists to oppose Mr Hemmerde, at the general el- ection, but the report that his opponent will be Mr D. Rhys, is not true. The U nioaists have not yet selected a candi. date, but it may be stated with confidence that Sir Foster E Cunliffe, who fought the constituency at the last by-election has definitely resolved not to contest the seat again.
Mr Hemmerde as Playwright. We are all familiar with Mr E. G. Hemmerde, K C., M P., as a strenuous politician, a skilled advocate, a learned Recorder, and a vocalist of no mean abil- ity. It will be news to many, however, to meet him in another role. It is now announced that he is the author of a one- act play, A Maid of Honour," which pjeceeds "The Bells" at the Queen's 1 he-iire in London. Mr Hemmerde's xfb,udonym is Edward Dsnby."
SOCIALISTS ON THE CROSS. To the Editor of the Rhos Herald. I Siit.-I will by my best, within the space allowed me, to answer" Anti- Socialist" and Anti-Humbug." The broad principle of So- cialism is clear, and has the unanimous approval of Socialists. It is that the country shall be owned and managed by the nation. Details with regard to small property, inheritance, home life, marriage ties, etc., are only of acad- emic interest now. What will happen will de- pend, not on what any man has written, but on public opinion. We cannot give exact details 1101V. You do not get the details of any govern- ment measure now until the Bill is before the House. Some of our writers have taken flight to the illimitable realms of fancy, and have written down their impressions. And our critics com- plain that one one l says one thing, and one another ? Of course If the members of the members of the present Cabinent were separate- ly to issue a Budget next year, they would all have their Budgets agreeing in every detail, to say nothing of general principles, would they not ? So I say again" The people will decide." I agree it would not do for Lloyd George to say the people will decide Loiv to get the Land Clauses, but they should certainly be allowed to say whether they whant to get them. Members of Cabinets are not unanimous— they hold opposed views -on many questions of practical politics, but they come to a compro- mise, or the view of the majority carries. When Socialists come to power, they can at least do that. -1 Anti-Socialist thinks that under Socialism the level of production will fall. This is a great slur on the thousands of persons publicly i.e.-—fcoeialistically, employed, e.g., Cabinet Ministers, Peimanent Officials, Inspectors, Civ- il Servants, Town Clerks, Teachers," Soldiers, Sailors, Municipal Employees, etc. Does your correspondent seriously suggest that a collier would do his work less satisfactorily than now if the mine was owned and managed by the Staler In conclusion, Sir, I wish your critics would confine themselves to the discussion of the principles, instead af wasting their time over uetails. Is public owneiship of public service a bene- fit or not ? It thty can prove to my satisfaction I it is not, I will renounce Socialism. Yours, I.L. PEER.
SOCIALISTS OJS THE CROSS. To the Editor of the Rhos Herald. Sni.—I am exceedingly sony that my last contribution should so disturb the equilibrium of my scholarly opponent "Anti-;Socialist." Since your last issue was circulated, I have done pananco in sack cloth and ashes and will contin- ue to do so until my humble apology reaches his scholarly hands, not claiming to be a saint or exceedingly virtuous as this gentleman would have me be. I simply retaliated the spirit of his first letter, seeing that he was con- fined more in calling our men half educated zealots, than he was in the principles of Social- ism- Surely the inevitable law of retribution has caused him to suffer pain by his own weap- ons, because ohe never knows when replying to nom-de-plumes, who like to throw stones from' the back of a bush WIll ther they are Christians or Cannibals..For having provoked hjis dis- pleasure, I bow with obeis«rice, prostrating my- self at the feet of our Gamaliel critic, which no doubt will command his reciprocation even into falling on my neck repenting nis past lighting with obsolete weapons. When out of the chao- tic mist suddenly appears the gallant Anti- Humbug," whose i.ttitude seems the reverse of his nom-de-plume has dipped his pen in irony, and after shedding copious tears at the suffer- ing of colleague, becomes furious and in mod- ern Goliath stylechalenges the whole political arena, giving vent to hyperbolical outburst of sardonic pugnacity exclaming Fe, fo,. fu, fum, I smell that obnoxious Socialism Whether it be alive or whether it be dead I'll have its corpse with my bread. Just consider for a moment the absurdity how utterly futile it would b9 to debate Social- ism w.th a political Alexander who is weeping for worlds to conquer and whose spirit is the very incarnation of prejudice. These gentle- men may be scholarly, clever, etc, etc, but they don't seem to have abandoned the atavistic'man in the least, but like the boy assuming an intel- lectual superiority interrogates his father as to the velocity of the planets, etc., which he had heard some one mention. The father seemingly I proud of his studious boy, answered the ques- tion most tenderly. The boy wishing to corner him boastingly challenged that he could not tell him who made onions. Such an idiotic inquiry caused the father to smile, which made the youth charge him with evading the issue. Such are the idiocyncrasies of my scholarly critics. While struggling with the nat leave the camel behind, and to .debate Socialism with such prejudiced minds would be like giving a donkey straw berries. —Yours, J. W. WILLIAMS.
SOCIALISTS ON THE CROSS. To the Editor of the Rhos Herald SIR.—There are a great many people who in the depth of their own wisdom are bigoted to dogmas. They will not be taught, neither will they read, everything is infra clig to them un- less it savours of some fad and foolish idea. that ha3 got into their thinking box. They are childish in what they take to, and are easily dominated by the rule of a t,wel'n coterie." These crazy Spouters on the Cross have got it in their heads that the world and all things would be at an end if they ceased to spout and dictate to the few that gather around them. Your correspondent Peer, one of the above fad- ists, is evidently played out, and cunningly evades exposing himself when nailed to the point I warned him of the orauge peel, but apparently he has slipped on it. His bursts of brutality and unscrupulousness in argument are not that of a haughty man like a peer, or a higher class teacher, but vice versa, a hot blood- ed simpleton who sees himself overborne by his etters. Like every other self thought great man he is only an ordinary man in,side, an extraor- dinary suit, a gosling in peacock feathers. Look j at the excellent pieces of advice he gives and you will find they are all calculated on the basis of a two and two makes four kind 1 a philos- opher. Peer says that my statement about the cross spouters is a falsehood. The boot is on the wrong foot I can assure him. I stated the fact as given me by one of the croakers. He informed me that Mr Platt incurred a debt of I 17/6. Peer admits that they owe it, where does this fanatic charge of falsehood come in, being that they cannot pay. Why does he not say so and corroborate my statement that they are ebb- ing and bankrupt. His sarcasm which is char- actaristic of socialists is directed with all its bit- terness on the author of the budget. He is bet- ter than all socialistic globe trotting beggars put together. He has a constructive policy, chaos and revolutions are avoided. The rights of the individual are preserved, and the country re ceives a Budget, from which a new era socially as well as a new era in finance;is begun. He has given us a start in practical politics and not an I aeroplane of mystics, as embodied in Socialism. Yours, ANTI-NONSENSE
SOCIALISTS UN THE CROSS. SIR.- J.,ast v,-ec,,L I Miiveying N c, lunu in your paper which at first sight I thought was a course of lesfons in Esperanto, but on starting to read the article, I could fee it was a Lexicographer explaining Lis rew dictionary. But no, reading fuitter, I came to the conclusion that a learned doctor was explaining how a ceitfdn Egotist got in- toxicated by exuberance yl suppose that is another fancy named diink), but after reading the article through I did not know what tie article was about But Mr Editor in the long run perseveraj ce win, and by the aid of Webtter, jS'uttall, and Collins I found it was only a letttr from a Socialist trying to explain his clfcverneisS in reaching the fourth tand. ard in echeol. 1 The writf r cf tie letter refrm d to odvirc's Arti Socialist to abandon Mathematics and Gramn ar if he wishes to d< velop his knowledge box''but admits that he r*.al zed as did Oliver Twist—"want- ing more," what a blow it must have been to him that after studying Webster &c for years to find that after all his study that theie were Lot enough simple w< rds in the English largnage te be able to express himself he is wanting n ore. In writing his biography he tells us that not 0; ly has he studied the woiks of famous authors but also Phil- osophy, Logic &0 and after working us up to red heat he cools us like a shower bath by telling us that after all his study he only knows that two and two makes fcur, but we thsil Expect more from this genius in bis rext letter letter, pe) hal-s he will expkin how he works out the horfe-powet of the engine he di-iv-Yoiir, ANTI-WISEACRE
Pretty Wedding at Esclusham A pretty wedding took place at Esclu- sham Church on Wednesday, when Miss Maggie Jones, third daughter of Mr and Mrs David Jones, Orchard Farm, Hafod, was married to Mr Jchn Billing, of Bir- kenheid Pest Office. The btide, charm- ingly attired, was attended by her sister, Miss Sally Jones, and was given away by y z! her brother, Mr Watkin Jones. After- wards a reception was held at the home of the bride, to which a large number of guests were invited. Later the happy pair left for Blackpool, where the honey- moon will be spent. The presents were numerous and costly.
Penycaa Man Crushed by a Fall. A terrible accident befel a aian n-trned John Griffiths, of Bryn-y-Fel.n Faun, Penycae, whilst following his occupation as a miner at the Wynnstay Colliery, on Friday. A fall of coal occurred and com- pletely buried him, with the result that he was severely crushed about be head and chest. It was with great difficulty that he was extricated. He was removed to Ruabon Hospital, where he lies in a serious condition.
Doan's Investigations Continued a RUABOJJ WOMAN COMES FORWARD. Our recent announcement, that we were arranging to conduct an inquiry into Doan's numerous local cases, has met with the wide spread appreciation of our readers. To-day a well-known Ruabon resident comes forward and gives her per- sonal experience, which she authorises us to publish for the benefit of others, I feel better and brighter in every way since using Doan's backache kidney pills, and whenever I can recommend them I will," says Mrs M Jones, who lives at Park-street, Ruabon. I had influenza very b,ldiy. and after- wards I suffered terrible with pain in my back and across my loins. When I stoop- ed it was difficult for me to get up again I could'nt sleep well at nights and I was as tired when I got up in the mornings as when I had gone to bed. I had bad head- aches and dizzy spells. I also suffered from urinary disorders and sediment." A friend recomended me to try Doan's backache kidney pills, and from the first they helped me. Now, I am glad to say my back is better, and the urinary trouble is corrected. I can speak highly of Doan's Pills." Over three years later, Mrs Jones said Doan's backache kidney pills cured me years ago, and I always use the pills with the best results, whenever I get any signs of the old troubles. ( Mrs M. Jones." 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 Mrs Jones had.
FOOTBAI/L. RHOS RANGERS v ACREFAIR Rhos Rangnr* played for the second j time this season Acrefair United at Cae Enion. Great interest was taken in this match and a record gate was the outcome j A strong' attack was made by the home-1 sters right from the start, but was repel-; ed by the United backs. Several runs! were well started by the visitors but were) frustrated by the half backs in fine styie who so far had kept them in their own quarters. A corner kick was the effect of one of their rushes, which Roberts beautifully placed, Cave heading through giving the custodian no chance. This goal seem to inspire both teams especially the Rangers, who were soon attacking the United citadel from all quarters, the best attempt carne from Jones on the left) the goal keeper tipping over the bar. A penalty kick was also awarded the Rangers, Johnnie Davies was entrusted to take the kick but shot wide. The play from now to the interval was tame, both sides looking fagged. ¡ After changing ends both teams played with renewed vigour, Davies and Jones making smart runs but their crosses were short and were speedily cleartd by George 1 Richards well down into the homesters I half. The attempts of the United were poor and weak, the forwards having no confidence in themselves, failing time and again to take advantage of the openings i that were afforded them. Judging by the play the Range: s were goals ahead. Clutton cut his way through all obstacles on one occasion but failed to obtain his object when near the goal, shooting over the bar. Late in the last half Rhos net- ed their second goal Davies banging in from a good range. Fast play was the result of this goal and the visitors played hard to bring the score down, but all their efforts were sucessfully frustrated by the backs Williams and Hughes who had throughout played a safe game. Jones the homesters outside left was continual- ly passing the defence and centering in smart style but too close to the goalmouth for his fellow forwards to get at. No further scoring took place, and when time was called Rhos were the victots by two goals to none.
Skeleton in a tree at Mold. -Some light has been thrown on the mystery Surrounding the finding of the skeleton of a mm in the hollow trnnk of an oak tree near Mold. Papers found on the clothing of the deceased led to the re- I mains being identified as thosi of Griffith Hughes, brother of the licensee of the Ruthin Castle, Mold. The deceased had lived in Bury, but after the deaths of his wife and daughter he came to Mold in June to see his relatives. When at Mold the deceased had dis- played a tendency to talk about the day- of hs boyhood, and he frequently referreJ to this old oak tree as one which he han climbed when a boy, and had to descend in search of owls'nests. It is t houghl the deceased was seized with a strong de sire to visit this boyhood haunt, and thai having gone down into the hollow of the tree he was unable to extricate himself. This strange incident has a parallel in Welsh history which is interesting to re- call. There lived in the early fifteenth century at Nannau in Dolgelly a certain Howard Sele, a cousin of Glyndwr, but his opponent in the national struggle against England. According to the most authentic version of the story the Abbot of -Cymmer tried to reconcile the chiefs, and got them to take communion togeth- er. Leaving the church, Glyndwr pointed out to Sele, who was a noted marksman, a young buck, and asked him to shoot it. Sele drew his bow, but pointed the arrow at Glyndwr. It glanced harmless from his hidden -armour, and Glyndwr, in re- venge for his treachery, threw him into the hollow oak where many years later his bones were found. Traces of the old oak still remain in Nannau Park. to
Mr Hemmerde on the Budget. Addressing a Budget demonstration of 4,000 people at Preston, on Wednesday night, Mr E G. Hemmerde, M.P., said he thought the Government proposals would do great good directly and indir- ectly, and that the principle of the taxa- tion of land values was the most import- ant principle of the progressive forces of the country had ever dealt with. He was simply amazed at some arguments put forward to thwart its being carried into practice. He objected to a large class living upon our industry. This did not sound a very revolutionary statement, but if Lcrd Rosebery heard it he would be prepared to say it was the negation of faith, family, prosperity, monarchy, and empire. They were dealing, however, with serious politics, not with Lord Rose- bery, and the Government proposals were moderate enough. But he valued them because they gave universal valuation. v There were many crimes committed under the name of Empire, but a more astounding statement than Lord Rose bery's it was difficult to imagine. If any- one offered the speaker a hundred pounds if he-would hand ten pounds to the com- munity, would he refuse it, and say to the man who made the offer, he was a Social- ist who believed in the negation of family and free love, and who had designs on his 'jife ? He resented the attack which had been made upon the increment duly.* The trouble was that seme men were born flunkeys, and could never see a duke without worshipping him, and al- though he might plunder the country ol: hundreds of thousands of pounds, it he gave a few subscriptions to goose clubs a he was a noble benefactor for men to put for wa, d in the name of religion.
WREXHAM COUNTY COURT A RHOS ASSAULT CASE. At Wrexham on Wednesday, before his HononXf Judge Moss. I William Henry Hughes, collier, Rhos, sued MTS- Wright, wife of the licensee of the Lion Inn, Rho&f for [10 18s, damages for assault. Plaintiff stated that he went to the Lion Inn (}I» the evening of August Bank Hobday and caUed for a glass of beer. He was under the impression that someone else in the room was going to pay" for it, and because he did not, the glass was from him. He again called for a glass of beerf and stated his readiness to pay for it, but defeiuW ant's son told him he had had enough and vvent for him." Wright and his father—the licensee-— toolt hold of him, seized him roughly and put him outside. Mrs Wright then came on the scene, with a towel on her arm and a glasss in her hand, and deliberately threw the glass at him, inflicting ous injury to his forehead which rendered him un* conscious. Cross-examined: It was true he was fined .at Ruabon Police Court for assaulting Wright, sept on this occasion. He did not remember rushing; back into the house after being turned out, and zil- tacking the landlord and his son. Wat kin Valentine, High street, Rhos, said h./J saw Mrs Wright throwing a glass at plaintiff and* striking him in the face Lie was covered with blood, and witness took him to see a doctor. He was perfectly sober. Corroborative evidence having been given by tl rce other witnesses, Dr D. J. Williams, Rhoiy said he attended to plaintiff on the night in queS* tion, and found him in a state of great exhaustion through loss of blood. There was a clean c.wf wound, 3-I inches long, over the left eye. He took a piece of glass from the wound, which was a clail- gerous one, and plaintiff remained under his can? for five weeks. For the defence, Mr Roberts said that on the- night in question Hughes went to the Lion and after refusing to pay for a drink with which he was served, demanded another. He was refus- ed, and at once became so quarrelsome that it wag necessary for the licensee and his son to put him out. Hughes continued to create a disturbance^- and the licensee sent for the police. In the mean- time Hughes rushed into the house again, aDd struck the licensee a blow on the head and puiB* melled him on the floor. A glass, which had len down and was smashed, was scattered about, and the cnlv way to account for plaintiff's injury was that he received it by contact with the broR6 pieces during the struggle on the floor. Mrs Wright remained in the house the whole of the time, and never went outside the door. Corroborative evidence was given by several witnesses. His Honour gave judgment for plaintiff for five guineas without costs. Plaintiff had given great provocation and deserved a good hiding, but this did not justify the defendant in throwing the glasS; Plaintiff had behaved in a disgraceful way; he did-1 not believe all he said, and lie would be deprived* of his costs. AN 1NTFRESTINO Jm08 CLAHL Humphrey Attbur J, UPS, IhJl street, fchos, claim* the £ um off4 8. from I-i:dw&,é! Hictfirda, batcher Rhos, for wages alleged to be due to him. IV> fOswald Haghee represeLttd- the plaintiff. axi<! Mr R 0 Ruberts defended. Mr in opening, said the PIEiLtiff eritere(-#' the defendant's employ in December last J* ST 21ft' an assit-t >rit butcher ht, a weekly A age of 22tS. I r., February last he wa taker* ill with ecfeneas iri the hands. He consulted a doctor, who advised him raot to go bick to wok. PLintifl' notified his (em* plovers, and he was f-wwy from his work 3 weeks., On gointr back to his work on 22nd, hw was told that tus services were not wanted. The claim was therefore for the intervenirg period ot three weeks, the period during which the plaintiff was temporarily disabled Lo^a! authorities held that the t, entitled to ha wages if bt-I could not follow hi, employment through temporary illness and if notice had not hetu given him W to termii'ntt fhie contract. Mr R C Roberta, for the àpfHC" said it was vnw reasonable to expect the defendant to p y a WilD'S wigea because be was away ill. They admitted ttuit the man was ill, and it might be a reasonably complaint f r compel sation. • After hearing the evidence, His Honour awarder1 f.he plaintiff £ 2 4s. To think, how ever, that 8" f weekly cnnp&ct could be continued indtfinitely be.i cause thè employee was 111 would Le an extraw dmary prupf-sition.
RUABON POLICE COURT. To-day, Friday, before Mr A. E Evans, (chair" man) Messrs H, Peel, R. Pritchaid, P. Urmwd" E. Lloyd Jones. R. R. Jones, lonathan Griffiths/ and J. Lb Thomas. | AN EXTRA HOUR. William Jones, Coach and Horses Hotel, Hhos¡ applied for an extension of time, on the occasion* of the banquet to be held in connection with the Bowling Club, on Oct 15th. The Bench granted an extension of one hour-- j. from 10 to to 11 p.m., the extra time being coa" fined to members of the Bowling Club only. NO DOG LICENSE. Ed Jones, Johnson street, Ponkey, was charged' with keeping a dog without a license. He was fined is and costs. CATCHING NICHOLS. Daniel Hughes, Pant Hill, Rhos, was fined and costs for catching nichols by means of twig* smeared with birdlime, during the closed season*- PENYCAE OUARREL. Winnie Davies, Penycae, charged Thomas Jonef'é 2 Poplar-road, Penycae, with assaulting her by hitting her in the chest, on Oct 2. Defendant was fined 2s 6d and costs. Sarah Ann Jones, wife of the last defendaritf was charged by the last complainant, Winnie Davies, Penycae, with assaulting her, by taking- hold of her by the throat. Defendant was bound over to keep the peace for hvelve months. 1 The members of the Wrexham ToWl* Council have unanimously decided to as Councillor J. Stanford to become May0e. of the borough for the ensuing twelve months. Mr Stanford is a Liberal and sJ; strong advocate of temperance, having for some years been Grand Chief TempJ^- for Wales. He has been a member 0* the Council since 1900. J