Wrexham Library and Betting News. At a meeting of the Wrexham Free Library Committee, the Rev R. Peris* Williams moved-" That in view of the vast amount of harm and misery produc- i ed by betting and gambling this Commit- tee resolves that on and after the first day of January, 1910, betting news be obliter- ated from the daily papers in tha Wrex- ham Free Library. Mr Simon Jones seconded. Mr Thomas Bury wished to know how Mr Williams could tell when visitors to the Library were reading the betting news. Mr Williams said he attended the Lib- rary every day and saw what others were reading. Mr E. M'Hale You come here to spy. Mr Williams warmly resented this in- sinuation. rhe resolution was defeated only four voting for it.
RUTHIN ASSIZES. Mr Justice Channell opened the Winter Assizes for the counties of Denbigh, Flint, Merioneth, and Montgomery, at Ruthin, on Saturday. THE CHARGE. In his charge Mr Justice Channell said the calendar seemed to contain a consid- erable number of prisoners, but of course, the Assizes were for four grouped coun- ties, each of which had contributed some- thing to the calendar. BURGLARY. William Bragg (24) miner, pleaded guilty to the charge of breaking and en- tering the house of Judge Taylor, Aber- gele, and stealing silver; articles, a revol ver, and a pair of cloth leggings. Brag was sent to penal servitude for three years. GUILTY POSTMAN. Thomas Corbett (37) postman, Rhyl, pleaded guilty to stealing a postal packet, containing two half-crowns and twelve penny postage stamps. Prisoner was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment. MENACING LETTERS. John Alexander M'Clay, (40) painter, pleaded guilty to sending John Lindop certain letters demanding £ 30 with men- aces without reasonable or probable cause. His Lordship sentenced prisoner to six months' hard labour. CHARGE OF BIGAMY. Edward David Jones (30) labourer, was indicted for bigamy at Prestatyn. His Lordship pointed out that as more than seven years had elapsed between the first and second marriages, the presump- tion was that the first wife was dead un- less the prosecution could prove that the prisoner met his wife within seven years of their separation. The prisoner was found not guilty and discharged. ATTEMPTED MURDER. Peter Martin (39) wheelwright, was in- dicted for attempting to murder his sister- in-Inw, Catherine Martin, also for inflict- ing upon her grievous bodily harm, and on a third count, for unlawfully wound- ing her. The jury convicted prisoner on the sec- ond ccunt, and he was sentenced to six months' imprisonment. ASSAULTING BOYS. David Roberts, (21) fitter, Blaenau Festiniog, pleaded guilty to an assault upon two boys. He was sentenced to one month's im- prisonment in the second division. f HOUSE-BREAKING. Thomas Harries, (21) labourer, pleaded guilty to charges of breaking and enter- ing two dwelling houses near Corwen, and was sent to gaol for four months. JUDGE AND JURY. George Green, (27) iron turner, was charged with attempting to steal the con- tents of an offertory box. at Wrexham Parish Church. After a summing up, in which his lord- ship indicated his opinion that the evid- ence was conclusive as to the prisoner's guilt, the jury found Green not guilty. His Lordship I suppos you wanted to see it done before you could believe it? I think we had better find somebody who can appreciate evidence for the next case. A new jury was then impannelled. HIGHWAY ROBBERY. John Thomas Ormes, (27) labourer, John Burns, (25) boilermaker, and Robt Chilton, (29) labourer, were indicted for robbery with violence at Holt in July. The case for the prosecution was that the three prisoners seized a man named Thos Riding, and held him on the ground whilst they took from him his purse, con- taining 19s. His Lordship sentenced them to 18 months' hard labour each. AN AWFUL CASE. Richard Jones, (36) labourer, Carno, was sentenced to seven years' penal ser- vitude for assault upon his daughter An- nie Frances Jones (13).
RUABON POLICE COURT. To-day, Friday, before Mr R. R. Jones. DRUNKENNESS Thomas Jones, Butcher-street, Rhos, was charged with being drunk and disor- derly; in Smith-street, Rhos, on Oct 9th. Acting-Sergt Edwards said he saw de- fendant singing and lying about Smith- street, on Saturday Oct 9th. He picked defendant up and took him home. Fined 5s and costs. Ellis Smith, Pearson Street, Rhos, was summoned for being drunk and disorder. ly in Pearson Street. Defendant, against whom there were seven previous convictions, was fined 7s 6d and costs. Thomas Roberts, Summerhill, was sum- moned for being drunk in Hill Street, Rhos, on Oct 10. Fined 5s and costs. DRUNR IN CHARGE Thomas Price, Penybryn Hall, Ruabon, was charged with being drunk in charge of a horse and float in Hill Street, Rhos. Fined ?,c i and costs.
PONKEY NORTH END v WERN Played at Wern, on Saturday last be. fore a good gate. The Ponkey players I became the aggressors from the start and the Wern detence had a warm ten minute struggle holding the visitors out. Parry crashes in after twelve minutes play for the North End. Wern struggled hard to equal matters but the opposing defence were sound and safe and nipped all their tries in the bud. Parry again beats Jones again before the interval. The last half was more evenly contested, but no further scoring took place. Final, Ponkey, 2 Wern, o.
RHOS WEDNESDAY v RUABON These teams met at Ruabon on Wed- nesday last in fine weather. Ruabon won the toss and were the first to attack but could not penetrate the Rhos defence. Rhos made several smart runs and hard luck in not scoring. Ruabon scored from close range. After changing ends Rhos were the aggressors and made several raids into the Ruabon territory and from one of these equalised.
The Health of Denbighshire. Dr Williams, of Liverpool University, in his annual summary of the vital statis- tics for the county of Denbigh, states that the estimated population of the county was 144,811. The number of bL ths registered during 1908 was 3,722, t slight increase on the previous, year. The illegitimate children born numbered 149. The number of deaths registered was 2,150. The number of deaths of in- fants under one year of age was 474. This gave a rate of 126.5.
RR9S. To SEE FLYING. — On Tuesday last several Rhosites visited Blackpool. They saw several aviators fly, and express themselves as delighted with the strange sight of man flying through the air at the rate of 40 miles an hour. POLICE CHANGES.—The following police changes have been notified to take place 1 on November 1st. Acting-Sergt Thomas I to be Sergt at Colwyn Bay Acting-Sergt J Edwards, Rhos to Liansilin P.C. Harris to be Acting-Sergt at Rhos, and to move to the lock-up in Market-street P.C. Davies, Coedpoeth to Rhos P.C. Rob- erts, Wrexham to Coedpoeth. MUSICAL.—Mr Samuel Evans has been selected to be musical adjudicator at Aberfan Eisteddfod on Xmas Day. Mr Evans has also been appointed conductor of the Baptist Union Musical Festival to be held at Merthyr Tydfil to be held next March. HAIRDRESSERS' UNION.—A meeting of the Rhos District Hairdressers' Union was held at the Maelor restaurant, on Thursday afternoon, when it was unani- mously resolved to revise the scale of charges. Shaving from November ist will be three halfpence, and haircutting three pence. HILL ST. LITERARY SOCIETY.—The opening meeting of the new session was held on Thursday, the Rev R. Williams presiding. An interesting miscellaneous entertainment was held. The following took part Miss Hester Davies, Messrs Ted Prandle, R A Jones, & Eben Pritch- ard. Mr Hector Davies presided at the piano. The secretaries of the Society are Miss Annie Hughes and Mr Eben Pritch- 2!1 ard. MINERS' MEETING.—A meeting of the Hafod Miners' was held in the Public Hail on Wednesday evening, Mr Enock Smith, presiding. The question of the erection of the electric lights from the Hafod Colliery up to Johnstown and to Fennant, was considered. The probable cost of the undertaking was ascertained to be j-Q 179—being about 2s 6d to 3s per head of the miners employed at Haiod. The matter was held over pending the re. port of the deputation appointed to see Air D. Dennis. Other important matters were also discussed, including the check and sick fund questions, and will come forward for consideration when the local Committee have a fully-considered scheme to recommend for,the miners' acceptance. PRETTY WEDDING.—On Tuesday Oct 5 at Penuel Baptist Chapel, a pretty wed- ding took place in the presence of a num- ber ot spectators. The contracting par- ties were Miss Catherine Ann Mitchell, Johnson-street, daughter of Mr and Mrs Thos Mitchell, Ponkey, and Mr John R. Aubrey, son of Mr and Mrs Richard Au- brey, Mountain street, Rhos. The bride was charmingly attired in a dress of white siik with lini to match. The bridesmaids were Miss Emma and Miss Mabel Mitch- ell, (sisters of bride) who wore dresses of blue silk and bats to match. The best man was Mr Ted Morgan, Hill-street. When the wedding party entered the church, Mr Win J uac. organist, played the Bridal Anarch and as leaving The Wedding March." The wedding cake was supplied by Mrs Whitely, Hudders- field. The presents included a silver tea service, from her late master, Mr Wm Daleshaw, Hudd^rsfield. Mr Aubrey intends emigrating to-South Africa (where Mrs Aubrev has three brothers) and she intends following her husband later on.
JOHNSTOWN. HARVEST FESTIVAL.—The annual har- vest festival services were held at St Mary's Church, Johnstown, on Tuesday The festival opened with a celebration of of the Holy Communion in the early morn- ing. The special preacher at the evening service was the Rev H Trevor Hughes, M.A., Vicar Giyndyfrdwy, who preached an eloquent and appropriate sermon to a targe congregation. The church had been beautifully decorated for the occasion and special music was rendered by the choir. CHRIST CHURCH.—On Sunday and Monday last the above church held their annual hllfvest festival services. On Sun- day the congregation was addressed by the Rev A Whittingbam, A. T.S., Elles- mere. On Monday the special preacher was the Rev J H Williams, Llanfyllin. The interior of the church was beautifully decorated by the ladies of the church with flowers and fruit.'—The Rev T Arthur Thomas, attended at the Congregational autumnal meeting at Sheffield. YOUNG PEOPLE'S GI-TILD.-The Christ Church Young People's Guild commenced their winter session with a social, the Rev T A Thomas presiding. An excellent tea was provided, the tables being in the charge of the lady members. The pro- gramme which foHowed consisted of se- lections on the gramaphone by R D Evans solo. Mr Artie Thomas reading, Mr J E Griffiths solo, Miss Maggie Griffiths solo, Mr J Edwards accompanist, Mr C Evans; violinist, Master Jack Powell. A vote of thanks was accorded all who had taken part upon the motion cf the Rev T Arthur Thomas, seconded by Mr John icholas,
EAST DENBIGHSHIRE. NEW UNIONIST CANDIDATE AND HIS VIEWS. A meeting of the East Denbighshire Unionist Association was held on Satur- day, Sir Watkin W. Wynn presiding. On the motion of the Chairman, second- ed by Dr Manisty, Gresford, Mr David Rhys, barrister, of the Inner Temple, was adopted as the prospective Unionist can- didate for the division. Mr Rhys, in addressing the meeting after his adoption, said he was a Noncon- formist, one of the growing class of Non- conformists who did not believe that it would be to the advantage of the Church or the nation that the Church should be disestablished. It was a pity that, at a time when Socialism, which, according to Lord Rosebery, was the negation of all religion, was striding through the land, that the different denominations and branches of the Christian churches should be quarrelling with each other instead of uniting against the common foe. He be- lieved in social reform and in maintaining the efficiency of the army and navy. This necessitated money, and, in his opinion, the only safe method of obtaining that money was by means of some change in the fiscal policy of the country. Referring to the Budget, Mr Rhys said he did not object to the land taxes if the money was necessary to the State, but when it was proposed to tax one class of property and allow another class to go free, this was, he thought, an injustice. This attack upon landed property was, he believed, only the beginning of a gen- eral attack upon all kinds of property, and it would be as futile as it was unfair. Mr Rhys is a native of Llanarth, Car- diganshire, and is a grand-nephew of the late Chancellor Silvan Evans. He was educated at Christ College, Brecon, and Jesus College, Oxford. He is a fluent Welsh speaker, and a member of a Cal- vinistic Methodist Church in London. This will be the first time he has contest- ed a constituency, but he has taken part in several political fights. During the recent by-election in East Decbighshire he addressed several meetings in support of Sir Foster Cunliffe, who was opposing the re-election of Mr Hemmerde. This work brought him to the notice of the I Conservative party in the constituency.
I Rhos Bowling Club. 1 ANNUAL DINNER AND PRIZE I DISTRIBUTION. The first annual dinner in connection with the Rhos Bowling Club was held at the Coach and Horses Hotel, on Friday evening last, when a large number sat down to enjoy a sumptuous repast, When the tables were cleared, a meeting was held under the presidency of Mr J. Read, who called upon Messrs J. R. Aubrey, J. Smith, S. Edwards, T. Banks, J. Rob- erts, and Emerson Griffiths, to entertain the company. The following were award- ed a silver medal each in the first bowling handicap Messrs J. Hoskins, R. Wil- liams, W. Wright, Thos Jones, Thomas I Edwards, J. Pemberton, D. Williams, J. Read, and Wm Jones. The first prize in the second handicap was awarded to Mr Thomas Jones second prize, Mr Zabu- Ion Jones third prize, Mr Robert Jones. In the third handicap, the prize of a chal- lenge cup and gold medal was won by Mr Wm Jones, Coach"and Horses second prize, Mr Thomas Jones, third priie, Mr A. Jones fourth prize, Mr W. Jones fifth prize, Mr G. Owen. In the fourth handicap the awards were :—First prize, Mr Thos Jones second, Mr E. T. Wil- liams third Mr G. Owens fourth, Mr T. Edwards fifth, Mr D. Williams sixth, Mr J. Pemberton; seventh, Mr J. Read eighth, Mr T Jones ninth, Mr J. Roberts tenth, Mr R. Williams elev- enth, Mr J. Hoskins. Telegrams regret- ting inability to attend were received from Mr Enington, Mr Williams, Ind Coope, Mr W. Roberts, Trevor Hall, Mr James Laurie, Chester, and Mr H. Rob- erts, Rhyl. Although unable to be pres- ent each of these gentlemen contributed prizes to the club.
FOOTBALL. j RHOS ATHLETIC v 1 The Athletic played the R W F team from Wrexham Barracks on Saturday afternoon on Llanerchrugog Park. The home team were handicapped, being with- out the services of several players. The visitors did most of the pressing and found an easy task in breaking through the backs whose clearances were faulty. The Athletic forwards were at times in splen- j did positions to drive, but were slow, and the few shots that were directed were easily cleared by the custodian. The Fusiliers made several nice combined run and were indeed well worth the one goal lead which they held at the interval. The second half was much the same, and the Fusiliers were continually in their oppon- ents quarter. Tom Rowlands was by far the best man on the half back line, if not of the eleven. The visitors added a se- cond goal just before the finish. Final, R. W. F., 2 Athletic, o.
CHARITY CUP. GRESFORD v. RHOS RANGERS Rhos journeyed to Gresford on Satur- day last to decide who should enter the second round of the Flintshire Charity Cup. The first half was exceedingly quiet. In the second half the Rangers were by far the strongest and best team but were very unlucky near goal. The only goal of the match was scored late in the last half by Bob Williams.
WELSH SENIOR CUP. JOHNSTOWN v. COEDPOETH Played at Johnstown on Saturday before a splendid gate. Morris opened the home team's account. Ten minutes later the leather was dribbled into the net by Evans from a beautiful placed corner kick by R Pritchard. Morris registered the third goal just before the interval from a pass I from Watkins. Samuels scored the only goal for Coedpoeth. Before the end two more goals were netted by Morris. Einal Johnstown, 5 goals Coedpoeth, i goal.
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OUR POST L A G,. RHOS AND THE BUDGET. To the Editor of the Rhos Herald. SIR.-I was very pleased to see the let- ter of An Elector on the above subject in your last issue. It seems to me incre- dible that such a radical stronghold a5 Rhos-the despair of the Tories and 5" ci.alists-should not have raised its voieff in support of the grand democratic Bud, get of Mr Lloyd George. Here we a.r% with the Budget practically through the House of Commons, and not a word of encouragement from Rhos to help the Chancellor in his tremendous fight with the forces of reaction and privilege 2 Is it because Rhos is indifferent ? Has if not a word of approval of thegrandst measure of a decade, and that of a WeJsb Chancellor too ? Have the old fires of Radicalism been extinguished ? No, sure- ly not. The fire is still there the enlhu* siasm is still there but the masses are waiting for a lead. Where are our Lip., eral leaders? Their extraordinary apathy is appalling. It makes one blush for very shame to think that in Rhos the only public resolution passed has been that, of the local Tories condemning the Bud- get The irony of it all Where is out Member ? It is all very well to say that he is better employed elsewhere. Surely he has a duty to perform to his electors, which, so far, he has sadly neglected. DISGUSTED LIBERAL
SOCIALISTS ON THE CROSS. To the Editor of the Rhos Herald. SlR-Mr Garner's letter in your last is, sue is but a subterfuge to cover retreat an attempt to divert the line of attacks He wishes to call a truce (as all men dc when beaten.) May I ask him to ponder and to set himself a thinking a little, is it is not time that he and his logical friend and the dignified peer to rid themselves of such foolish notions and ideas, and COD* descend to read something besides social- list trash and cant It is evident to all right thinking men that nationalization, as explained by Mr Garner, is Socialism I pure and simple If one agent be appoint- ed to do the work of thousands of coal merchants, it will swell the ranks of the unemployed, and the stately Estate ofncce could not be run on nothing. But these are only minor details, as the people will find out. But it is useless to argue with I a man that will not listen Wheter I ignorance is bliss tis folly to be wise ANTI-NONSENSE-
„ SOCIALISTS ON THE CROSS, To the Editor of the Rhos Herald SIR,-When I read the letters of lrtf critics I smile a tired kind of smile. Sood there may be a General Election, and th& Liberals will proably have a majority. NoW" my gentle critics, tell me all the Bills tbC. the next Liberal Government are going to bring forward, and a few details. When you have done this you will be justified itf demanding all the details of Socialism* Play fair don't make sarcastic remarks about the suggestion don't turn away and fly don't adopt the Socialists' taC* tics of wriggling out of a dilemma wheil cornered" don't evade the issue; short, don't do any of those things yoU- accuse us of doing. Meanwhile I give you a few rneasure of real Reform a Socialist Government could be going on with—" Right of, Work," "Minimum Wage," 1, Feediiig Children, Municipalisation of Drinif Traffic Adult Suffrage," Compulsory acquiring of land," leading gradually W nationalization ot all the means of pro" ducing wealth. Why cannot my critics attack my state*' ments, instead of attacking statements- made by themselves, and attributed to" me? For instance, I distinctly said mein* bers of the Cabinet hold opposed viewsf \but come to a compromise. The Cabinet, as a Cabinet (why does Anti-Socialist 1.1 emphasise this ?) is unanimous—must bef or resign. Again, who said the State waS" to be Universal Provider ?-no Socialist has ever said that yet. It is untrueo, again, to say Socialists oppose Social R«" form, as "Anti-Socialist" very well! knows. And what if Victor Graysow speaks against the Budget ? Perhaps, he; is hardly more opposed to it than Mir, Harold Cox, Liberal M.P. for Preston. I was surprised to find Anti-liumbug say I admitted no one can, under Social'" ism, own property. He follows this ad" mission, which I did not make, to ite "logical conclusion"—nearly! If the' State is going to compel us to eat drink the same amount, wear the samo kind of clothes (I suppose) etc,, etc., thai same State can compel us all to work like1 niggers. What, then, becomes of Anti- Socialist's argument that under Socialisfil, every one will be lazy ? Space will not permit me to deal wittJ any of the other points of my critics, even if they were worth noticing. There are mere repetition.—Yours I. L. PEER.
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