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NOTES AND JOTTINGS. + MR DAVID RHYS. Mr Rhys, the prospective Conservative candidate, has been making a speech at Rhostyllen, With candid frankness he states that he has come to oust Mr Hem- merde from East Denbighshire. His Tory audience applauded appreciatively, but we can imagine the smile that will spread over the face of the constituency when it reads this charming confession. Mr Rhys treated his listeners to several other choice bits. After pointing out for some time the unfairness of the land taxes, Mr Rhys most amusingly nullified his own argument by admitting that he heartily agreed with the idea of taxing the luxuries of the rich. If land is not a luxury of the rich, what is In another place he said that England was the only country which believed in and kept the principles of Free Trade. He seemed to read in this fact the eventual downfall of the British Empire. He cannot or will not see that Britain, notwithstanding the cries of the croakers that she is beginning to totter to her doom, is still the envy of nation?. Mr Rhys's second visit to Rhos Is anxiously awaited. His first visit, as will be remembered, was a memorable one. Surely one worth entering in his diary, He then declared that if they gave him a ten minutes' bearing, he would never come to Rhos again. But like the bold knights of old he will have at the impregnable city of Rhos once more. It is to be hoped the gallant charger will be better armed with argu- ments in his second attempt.
RHOS. PERSONAL.—Mrs Robert Roberts, Laurel House, performed the opening ceremony on Friday at the Williams' o'r Wern Memorial bazaar. SUCCESS.-We are pleased to note that Lieutentant J A Davies, 4th R W F (Ter) has been awarded the Aastie Memorial Scholarship ( £ 40 a year for 4 years) at Jesus College, Oxford. CHILDREN'S GUILD.-Meetings of child- ren's guilds are held in the National Schools, and in St Mary's Church, on Monday evenings. English and Welsh classes are held there on Tuesday even- ings, and an English Bible Class is con- ducted in St Mary's Church on Wednes- day evenings. HILL ST. LITERARY SOCIETY —The weekly meeting in connection with the above society was held on Thursday even- ing. Mr Thomas Davies presiding. A paper was read bv jhe president, Rev R Williams, on "The characteristics of the Welsh people, theur filings and excellen- cies." An interesting discussion followed A hearty vote oi thinks was accorded the pastor.for his paper. The following took part in the meeting Messrs E Pritchard Richard A Jones, Wilfrid Davies, and E Davies. FOOTBALL- Th Rhos Wednesday Football Ciub entertained a team of Cefn Shopkeepers. The garae was played on Llarierchrugog p.t, k The visitors had the best of tl,)e fir-,I twenty minutes and their passing was Srhort and effective. The homesters bud several breakaways but were unable to get through. The game ended in favour of the Phos team by two goals to one. COMPENSATION CASE.—Mr and Mrs J. H. Skelland, Hight street, claimed last week at Wrexham County Court, the sum •of ^50 from the Ruabon Coal and Coke Co as compensatiou lor the death of their son Herbert Aylus Skeliand, who was killed in Hafod pit on July 13. Deceased was a pony driver, and a tub fell upon him and killed him. His Honour Judge Moss awarded /30. THE LATE MRS ABEL HUGHES.—The following is a list of wreaths that were received :—Husband & children Mr and Mrs Williams, New Inn (sister) Mr and Mrs Edwards, The Market (sister) Mr & Mrs Reynolds, Prestign, (uncle & aunt) Mr Walter Roberts. Wrexham, & J Rob- berts, (cousins) Mr & Mrs Williams, Cross Foxes Mr & Mrs Yates, Wrexham Mr & Mrs David Phillips, White Lion j Mr & Mrs Latimer; Mr & Mrs Dilly, King's Head Mr & Mrs Jones, Horse & jockey Mr & Mrs J Jarvis j Mrs Camp- bell Members of Rhos Bowling Club Rhos Football Club Committee; Rhos Hand. AN AMUSING INCIDENT.—Last Sunday a Rhos young man, instead of attending Sunday School as was his wont, stayed at home to wash a pair of white woolen gloves which he wanted to wear that night. After washing them quite clean, he placed them on a plate in the oven to dry, and went out to enjoy a woodbine. Presently he returned for tea, and sat down for the moment forgetting all about the gloves. But by and by his mother sniffed some. thing burning. Why, what's cremat- ing 7" she asked, being led by the smell of burnt wool, she flung open the oven door and exposed the young man's gloves burnt to a cinder.
JOHNSTOWN. PERSONAL.—The Rev T Arthur Thomas Johnstown, was one of the speakers at the meetings of the North Wales Union of Congregational Churches at Holyhead on Tuesday last. The subject of his ad- dress was Modern Needs and Tenden- cies. YOUNG PEOPLE'S GuILD.-The Christ Church Young People's Guild on Thurs- day held their weekly meeting under the presidency of the Rev T Arthur Thomas, an interesting discussion took place cn the subject Is it possible to live a per- fect life ?" The affirmative was taken by Mr John Williams, and the negative by Mr J Smith. Messrs Parrish, Edwards, J Evans, J E Griffiths, John Nicholas, and the President, Rev T Arthur Thomas, also spoke. Upon a vote being taken, a substantial majority declared in favour of the negative side. There was a capital attendance of members.
RHOS MINER WINS APPEAL CASE.
RHOS MINER WINS APPEAL CASE. Failure of Ruabon Coal Co. Case ATTEMPT TO UNDO COUNTY JUDGE'S DECISION. Sitting for the hearing of workmen's compensation appeals, on Wednesday at the Court of Appeal, composed of the Master of the Roll and Lords Justices Moulton and Farwell, had under consid- eration the appeal of the employers from the award of the county court judge at Wrexham, in the case of the Ruabon Coal Company, limited, v Thomas. Mr Lionel Darby, who appeared for the appellant employers, said the appellants were the Ruabon Coal Company, and the respondent was Robert Thomas, a collier in their employ. The county court judge dismissed the application to terminate or diminish the award, and this case raised the question whether the capacity of the workman was owing to a refusal on his part to undergo an operation- The coun- I ty court judge dismissed the application and the present appeal was the conse- quence. It was necessary to consider what advice the man had when he refused to undergo the operation, and the employ- er was entitled to ask whether the advice given to the man was the advice of a com- petent person. The accident happened on the 2cth September 1902, when the man was hit in the back by a coal tub, which produced hernia. The employers agreed in 1902 to pay the man 15s a week In May, 1909, the employers had this man examined again by Dr Newbold, of Liver- pool. In consequence of that examina- tion the employers made an application to diminish the weekly payment on the ground that the respondent refused to un- dergo the operation. A Dr Moss was called in on behalf of the workman, and he recommended an operation. Later on the man filed an answer to the request for arbitration, and he said that he was unwilling to undergo the operation be- cause it might result in the loss of life. His medical adviser advised him not to go under the operation. Dr Rich. Williams later on examined the man on behalf of I the employers, and recommended an < operation. At the hearing before the I county court judge, Dr Davies stated generally that he attended this man since I the accident, but he did not mention a I single word when the examination took place. ) Lord Justice Moulton.—He was cross- examined. Mr Artemus Jones, for the workmen, said that the man was examined every week. Lord Justice Moulton said if there was reasonable evidence to justify the finding of the County Court judge, they could not interfere with it. Mr Darby read the evidence which was given in the court below, and Mr Artemus Jones, for the workman, said that evidence was in the court below to show that the workman was examined every week. Mr Darby said that Dr Newbold, of Liverpool, who had examined the man and advised an operation, said that such an operation would not be attended with any risk, and that he had performed hundreds of such operations. J Without calling upon Mr Artemus Jones on behalf of the respondent. The Master of the Rolls said that this was quite an hopeless appeal, and must be dismissed. Lord Justice Moulton, in concurring, said the only jurisdiction they had was to decide appeals on points of 14w in cases, coming from County Court iudges, and, of course, the absence of evidence was a bona fide point of law, but there had been attempts made recently to in- duce the court to say whether the finding of the County Court judge was beyond the weight of evidence. That was a matter entirely beyond their jurisdiction and this was, perhaps, the most shame- less attempt (laughter) of the kind that had been made, and there was no reason why they should interfere with the finding of the County Court judge in this case. Lord Justice Farwell.—I agree. The appeal was therefore dismissed with costs, and the judgement of the court below affirmed.
Denbighshire County Council. The quarterly meeting of the Denbigh- shire County Council was held on Friday, Mr Aneurin Evans presiding. OLD AGE PENSIONS. The Old Age Pensions Committee re- ported that during the quarter ending Sept 30th the number of claims for pen- sions was 150, of which 114 were allowed, 32 disallowed, and 4 withdrawn. HEALTH OF THE COUNTY. The summary of the vital statistics for the year 1908 was submitted, and on con sideration thereof a number of resolutions were passed, including that the atten- tion of the Local Education Authority be called to the unsatisfactory and insanitary condition of several school premises." SMALL HOLDINGS. The Small Holdings Committee recom- mended that in the event of the land agent failing to arrange a lease of the Ty Newydd property, Llansannan, at the rent he considered reasonable, compulsory powers to obtain a lease be applied for. This was agreed to. WATERING OF MAIN ROADS. The Denbigh Main Roads Committee reported that they were of opinion that the watering of main reads in rural dis- tricts was not desirable, and they strong- ly recommended the County County to disapprove of the watering of such roads. The Wrexham Main Roads Committee reported that by a majority of 10 to 3 they were of opinion that the watering of main roads in populous rural districts at certain seasons of the year was necessary for the proper maintenance of the roads. It was decided to ask the two survey- ors to meet and consider the question and report to their committees. THE UNEMPLOYED. The Unemployed Committee reported that they had asked the Parish Councils for information as to the number of un- employed workmen in the county and had received the following returns Bersham 32 Burton, i Holt, 6 Minera 10 Penycae 36 Rhos 61 Ruabon 6 For- ty Parish Councils reported that there were no unemployed workmen in their parishes.
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No change for 3k years. 2 CHIRK INCIDENT. For years the Chirk opinion repeated here has remained unchanged. Indeed, a 3k years's test has served but to render it more full of encouragement than ever. Mr Maurice Davies, who lives at 84, Chirk-green, Chirk, nr Ruabon, says "Before I used Doan's backache kidney pills I suffered a great deal with pains in my back and across my loins. About two months ago I was so bad that I was off work for three days. The paiíJs we e just as severe when I was in bed as when I was at work. I tossed about all night, and in the mornings I was dull and tired. I heard a lot about Doan's backache kidney pills, and determined to try them I myself. They very soon eased the pains and now I am all right. I have told many people about the good Doan's pills have done me, and I shall continue to recom- mend them whenever I can." In reply to an enquiry, made 3! J'ears afterwards, as to whether the benefit had proved thorough and lasting, Mr Davies said I am glad to say I have kept in good health since I was cured by Doan's back- ache kidney pills some years ago." Doan's backache kidney pills are two shillings and nine pence per box, or six boxes for thirteen shillings and ninepence Of all chemists and stores, or post free direct from the Foster-McClellan Co. 8, Wells street, Oxford-street, London, W. Be sure you get the same kind of pills as
¡ Mr Davies had. A company has purchased and re-opened the Brick and Tile Works at King's Mills. Councillor John Stanford, has been elected the new Mayor of Wrexham. During his year of office, the Ex-Mayor of Wrexham, (Mr T. Saurage) has attended 600 meetings. The men at the Wynnstay and Phoenix col- lieries are still out on strike.
OUR POST BAG.
OUR POST BAG. BERMONDSEY. To the Editor of the Rhos Herald SIR.—I have noticed in the press lately literary (!) efforts of some individual who- signs himself" J 01 Garner." I presume that this poor fellow firmly believes that- by his various letters he is helping the cause of Socialism. If so, then all I can say is that the sooner he is disil us- ioned the better it will be for the cause, I think it would be kindness on the part of someone to prevail upon him to put down his pen, becausehe is only overtaxing' his undeveloped brain, and at the same time whitening the hair of compositors who have to put his weird composititions into type. Whoever perpetrared such a cruel joke as to persuade this man that the destiny of mankind have been placed, in his hands must have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. No doubt he little thought at the time what suffering he was about to inflict upon newspaper readers in the district. I would not insult the intelligence of your readers by taking serious notice of inane vapourings of this "Jon Garner but I should like to sug- gest to him (if indeed he is capable of appreciating a suggestion or anything else) that if he is really desirous to advance the cause which he apparently has at heart he can most effectively do so by re* I tracing his steps into the obscurity where" it was evidently intended that he should I remain, and from which he has unfortun- I' ately emerged.—Yours, COMMON SENSE,
w PONKEY. LECTURE.—A large audience assembled at Mount Pleasant (E B) Church, Ponkey Dn Wednesday evening to hear the well- known lecturer, the' Rev Daniel Hughes, Pontypool deliver a lecture on The So- cialism of a Christian." The lecturer briefly outlined social progress from feudal times in this country to the present, show- how democracy had developed, and claim- ed recognition. This combated the theory that human nature did not change, and supported the increasing claims of the community. He insisted that the individ- ual should receive the benefits of the com- munity in proportion to the services ren- dered to the community. He also pointed out that in many ways the State already interfered with private property, and So- cialism meant the extension and regula- tion of such interference. They were be- ginning to see that they were not so inde- pendent as interdependent. He consider- ed that at present they had reached a crisis in the history of the country. The important problem of the day demanded keen attention and thorough investigation To meet such problems he believed they needed all that Christianity offered in the way of insight,, steadiness and ideal. He meant Christianity stripped of its dogmas and viewed rather as enlightment, inspir- ing and permeating moral force. The chair was occupied by the Rev J Howell, Ponkey. The proceeds were in aid of Church Funds. On Thursday evening, the Rev Daniel Hughes preached at the same church to a large congregation.
Rhos National School Concert.
Rhos National School Concert. "The bright faces, pretty dresses, and vivatious action of the performers transformed the dry old hall into a peep into fairyland This was the criticism given by a de- lighted listener after a visit to the Public Hall, Rhos, on Monday and Tuesday evenings last And indeed the criticism, if ciisp, was correct. The occasion was the miscellaneous concert given by the children of the Rhos National Schools, the proceeds of which were in aid of the school piano fund. The chairman on Monday evening was Mr A. y 6 E. Evans, Bronwylfa, and on Tuesday evening, the Rev E. R. M. J. Meclove presided. The usually bleak, bare stage had been fitted up with a green curtain, which gave a nice effect. When the curtain was rolled up, it was seen that the background was filled in by the school choir, who op- ened the proceedings by singing a part- song in a lively and spirited manner. The programme was interesting and varied, containing action songs, humor- ous partsongs, nursery rhymes, flag drills, sword drills, and humorous sketch- es. Quite a distinct- success was the I Territorial' recitation of little Master Simpson, and the 'John Jones' dialogue by Masters Oliver and Evans. The entertainment was thorougly en- joyable to young and old alike. The juv- enile performers (who were carefully and skillfully trained by Mr Elias Jones the headmaster, and his staff) put their hearts into the work, and succeeded in present- ing the different items with sparkle, hu- mour and brightness. Mr Elias Jones and his staff are to be congratulated, not merely upon their pa- tience and painstaking efforts in training the children, but also for the musical and dramatic treat they afforded the com- munity. The following was the programme :— The Cuckoo s Call."—Choir Action song,-Infant Boys duet,-S. E. Dodd, and Z. Evans Nursery Rhymes-Choir and Infants; Lovely Flowers "—Girls Humorous partsong-Choir Teddy Bears "-Intant Girls; Flag drill—Girl^ Sketch Who stole the Rabbit ? "Sen. ior boys Recitation, "The young Ten-It. orial "-Harold Simpson Action song, —Boys and girls; Dialogue "The road to John Jones's "-R. Oliver and R. T. Evans Action song-Senior girls Sword drill-Senior boys Action song The Wasp "—Boys and girls Sketch, The Dentists K. Owen, J. W. Git- tens, and W. C. Bellis Song and chor- us, The Rajah "-Ellis Jones and Mary A. Jones SOD £ Lullaby "—The Choir. I
EAST DENBIGHSHIRE. MR RHYS ON HIS CANDIDATURE. Mr David Rhys, the Conservative can- didate for East Denbighshire, held a meeting at Rhostyllen, on Friday. Mr Godfrey FitzHugh, who presided, said Mr Rhys was a Welshman and a Nonconformist. Mr David Rhys said he would do his utmost to make the coming contest one of principles and not of men. Mr Hem- merde had complained of his appearance on the scene as being merely a scheme to confine Mr Hemmerde's gifts to that constituency during the general election. Mr Hemmerde might rest assured that he had appeared on the scene with the hope, not of keeping Mr Hemmerde in East Denbighshire, but of driving him away to seek another sphere for his talents. Re- ferring to the Budget, Mr Rhys was not prepared to say that the land taxes were in themselves wicked. If our naval su- premacy was to be maintained, and social reform to be proceeded with, money had to be found. But what rendered these taxes unfair was that one particular form of property should be singled out for tax- ation, apparently because the holders were political opponents. Other clauses of the Budget were fair or unfair accord- ing to the view taken, but there could not be in any well-balanced mind the slightest doubt that the principles under- lying them had never been submitted to the approval or disapproval of the people. As one who realised that the will of the people was to prevail, he could not under- stand the hysterical objection to submit- ting their principles to the people. Th it, after all was the most that the Lords claimed the power to do. It was a re- markable fact that of all civilised coun- tries to-day, England was the only one which believed in and kept Free Trade.
I FOOTBALL. 1ST ROUND CHIRK ODDFELLOW'S CUP, RHOS RANGERS v PONKEY N. END' These two local teams met for the first time in the above competition on Saturday last, on the ground of the North End, Great interest was taken in this match, as" both teams are champion of their respect- ive leagues. The pitch, was in good con- dition, but terribly uneven, and short, not quite the ground you would expect in a Park. The teams drew up at three o'clock. Rhos won the toss and elected I to play up the slope. Ponkey started well and were soon near the Rhos goal, but Hughes soon reversed the play with an, excellent drive. Rhos forwards were seriously handicaped owing to the short- ness of the ground, but with using judged ment in their passing soon overcame alt obstacles and resistance of the Ponkey de- fence and Matthews beats the custodian from close quarters after seven minutes play. Ponkey were continually kicking j hard and strong in their passes, and the consequence was, the ball was kicked out ) and all the defence gained time to position, themselves. Parry was by far the most daring and dashing of the home forwards he tried several low shots from short range, but Foulkes was in fine form and' cleared from all comers. A spirited rush by th-i Rangers was the outcome of the j second goal, Williams with a powerful shot nets. He again drives the leather home a few minutes later. Rhos were by far the most superior side, they dis"" played finer and cooler football. The defence were also in good form, Cave and I Williams doing splendid headwork. The' Ponkey back had so tar played a very I' hard game but the right was not safe Griffiths having to hasten to his aid, thus leaving his own side unprotected. No ¡ further scoring took place and at the in- terval the Rangers were leading by three I goals to none. After the restart the Ponkey forwards strongly attacked the Rhos goal and after a hard struggle Jonathan Jones notched their only goal. This revived the home team and Parry made several spirited attempts to pilot himself through but his uncontrollable rushes were easily nipped. Rhos were again the aggressors and a good shot by Cave was misjudged by th<? North end custodian who ran out to meet it. The ball going over his fingers Joe Glutton dashing up and scores. The right wing was this half conspicious iof his brilliant runs and centres, he passed his opponents with ease, combined with speed. A penalty which was awarded th# Rangers for handling in the penalty area was converted by Hughes. At this stage Ponkey's hopes were down and kicked hard and anywhere. Rhos were noW bearing enormous pressure on the NortWi End goal, a pass from Cave the stalwart centre half to Davies resulted in that player netting the sixth goal with a finei screw shot which completely baffled the goal keeper. Straight from the centra the leather was played again down to the goalmouth and was hoveling continually around the goalmouth, several tries were cleverly tipped over the bar. About three, minutes from time a terrible onslaught was made by the combined team of th Rangers, the home backs played hard keeping out such a fusilade of well direct- ed shots clearing time and again, at last the leather came the way of Davies, who with one of his shots, too well known t" require description crushes the last seventh goal into the net. FINAL. 1 RHOS RANGERS 7 GOALS PONKEY N. END I GOAL i