ELECTION NEWS NOMINATION & POLLING DAYS. The High Sheriff has intimated to the Under Sheriff that, subject to the Election Writs being received on Monday January loth, he had fixed Saturday, January 15, for the nominations for West Denbighshire and Friday, January 21St for the polling. Also Friday, January 21st for the nom- inations for East Denbighshire, and Tues- day, January 25th, for the polling. The Mayor of Denbigh, who is the Re- turning Officer for this election, has inti- mated that provision. DUKE OF WESTMINSTER AND MR LLOYD GEORGE. The Duke of Westminster, presiding on Monday night at a Unionist demon- stration at Chester, observed that, con- cerning the importance of the navy and the unity of the empire, there was noth- ing in the Chancellor oi the Excheqer's recent speeches which led them to believe that he realised their importance. Was there in Mr Lloyd George's record, par- ticularly during the Boer War, anything to show that he cared in any small degree for the vital questions such as the navy and other important matters. In that war Mr Lloyd George said that money had gone in lyddire shells and in burning homes in South Africa. The Chancellor of the Exchequer had said many bitter things about him, but his Grace did not wish to retaliate. "LET WALES LEAD THE VAN." Tqe "Genedl Gymreig" (Carnarvon) publishes a message from Mr Lloyd George to his fellow countrymen intended for the election war cry. The foHowing is a translatic,n- We are on the eve of the most im- portant battle for the British and Irish democracy since the days of the Reform Bill, and unquestionably the most im- portant Wales has ever seen. The House ot Lords blocks every pathway between Wales and its National aspirations—re- ligious liberty, control of the people's schools, temperance, land reform, and local self-government. The Lords ob- struct every legislative proposals deemed by Welsh reformers to be essential for the country's progress. Every true Welshman should arm and fight with all his forefathers' spirit. Let Wales lead the van." | CAMPAIGN THROUGH ENGLAND. Mr Uoyd George, accompanied by Mrs Lloyd George and the Revs John Williams and T. C. Williams, motored on Wednes- day to Nevin, one ot the six boroughs in his constituency, alld had a long confer- ence with thr: Li hern 1 woikers there. On Thursday he red with his workers at three other boroughs, Carnarvon, Conway. and Bangor, leaving alterwards for London, where, on Friday night at the Queen's Hdli he will attend the first of a series of thiee or four meetings in London. Afterwards he will hold meetings in the VVhst cf England, Mid- lands, and the Noiih and Eastern Coun- ties, returning to his constituency on Jan 18. The date of the poll in the Carnar- von Boroughs has been provisionally fix- ed for Jan 22. On Wednesday a meeting in support of the Chancellor's candidature was held at Criccieth, the principal speaker being Mr Ellis Davies, M.P. Before the end of the meeting the Chancellor appeared, and was given a great reception. Although not announced to speak, he addressed a few words in Welsh to the meeting. He explained that he was making a point of conferring with all his workers this week because in the present compaign he was leaving them ID fight the battle on his be- half. Up to this time he had remained in his own constituency throughout the con- test, but on this occasion he was appeal- ing to the Liberal workers in the Carnar- von Boroughs to do not merely their own share of the great work of an election campaign, but his share as well, and he was convinced that he would not appeal in vain.
JOHNSTOWN. CANTATA.—A cantata H Christmas Vis- ion," was performed by the English Con- gregational Church on Christmas Day. Mr John Williams conducted, and the leading characters were Miss Edith Gri- ffiths. Penycde Messrs R. T. Thomas, and J. R. Micholas. The orchestral mus- ic was provided by Mr R. T. Thomas, Oswald Nicholas, andj. Powell, whilst Mr Charles Evans, accompanied on the piano. The Messrs Hannaby, Ethel Jones, Annie Griffiths, and Magge Gri- ffiths v. ere responsible for the beautiful 4lreses worn by the children who took part. The stage manager was Mr Percy Jones, Mr Johnson (Rhos) presided, and the votes ot thanks for those responsible for the success of the cantata was pro- posed and seconded by the Rev T. A. Thomas irdllr W. M. Jones,
LORD CAWDOR AT WREX- HAM HECKLERS EJECTED. One of the most remarkable political gatherings helcl at Wrexham in recent years took place at the Drill Hall, Wrex- ham on Thursday evening. The occasion was a demonstration in support of the local Conservative candidates, and the vis- it of Earl Cawdor. A crowd, which is said to have numbered between four and five hundred people, assembled outside the main door of the Driil Hall, and short- ly before eight o'clock they began to de- monstrate their presence by vigorously knocking and kicking the door. When the speakers ascended the platform the doors had not been opened, and late tick- et holders continued to enter through the side door. When the speaking began the crowd outside became hostile, and the battering at the doors of the hall immediately in- creased. During the time Lord Kenyon, the Chairman was speaking, the crowd kept up a lively tatoo on the doors. Lord Kenyon said the question was Did they want a second chamber, or did they not. Because if they did want a second chamber they had better accept the one they had, and trust to its being reformed, rather than leave it to the Rad- icals, who would take away all power from the second chamber. Lord Cawdor then rose to address the meeting. He was greeted with cheers and hooting. The meeting was immed- iately thrown into confusion. People stood on their seats, and a young man (a Rhosite) sitting in the gallery, was un- ceremoniously ejected. Other members of the audience were similarly dealt with. Meanwhile the crowd outside had not been idle. Their enthusiasm had increas- ed with their numbers, and their cheers rang out time after time. The battering of the door continued, but the bolts sur- vived the strain. Finding these methods ineffectual, the crowd rushed up to the side entrance. A fierce fight ensued in the narrow passage leading from the yard to the hall. The stewards barricaded the doors, but were not able to prevent a stream of people from entering the hall. Their entrance only increased the confus- ion. When order had been restored, Lord Cawdor said he was very sorry that those who were opposed to them did not feel in. clined to deal with those questions byar. gument or by common sense. The diffi- culty of the present situation was a good deal increased because the issues were in- volved. A row again brol-e out, and the Mayor of Wrexham, who sat in the auditorium, left the hall, and, addressing the crowd. appealed to them to move away from the hall. Proceeding Earl Cawdor said the first thing pressed home by the Government is in regard to the existence of any second chamber at all. If you do that then do it with your eyes open. The noble Earl continuing his address, touched upon I the Irish Land Bill, the Navy, and other! questions. '1 The Hon W. Ormsby-Gore moved a vote of thanks to Lord Cawdor. Refer- ring to the coming contest he expressed the hope that it would be fought fairly up- on political grounds, and that in future they would have no more personalities from the Liberal platform such as were delivered against him in that hall last 1 week. A certain representative thought it was funny, and that it would get him votes, to gibe at his (Mr Gore's) youth and education. Mr David Rhys, in seconding the mo- ) tion, said it was quite possible that he i (Mr Rhys) might be beaten this time- j that was not possible in Mr Gore's 1 case. He had been in many places in East Denbighshire since he was asked to < contest that Division—(Cries of ,4Rhos" I and laughter)-well, as to Rhos he was < always glad to go there and always. con- < gratulated himself when he came away safe-(Iaughter-and in the places he had visited he had found tactics being pursued by their opponents which wete a disgrace to any great party. For instance he was continually hearing of that old-age pen- sion lie. Even in such great hamlets as Rhos' (loud laughter)—that lie was con- tinually thrown in his teeth, and also that he belonged to a party who would do away with these old-age pensions. (Shame Let them all fight hard, but fight perfectly fair. (Cheers). During the course of the meeting sev- veral who dared to audibly express their disagreement with the speakers were at once pounced upon by a rough gang of stewards of the lowest class, and pitched out. One person from Ponkey was near- ly strangled, and Mr E S Price, of Hill Street, was most disgracefully treated- the consequence is that dark threats of veangance are being muttered abroad, and that the Tory candidate will find Rhos a rather warm shop to come to. A crowd of people waited outeide the Drill Hall, and, as the numerous carriages drove away there was considerable boo- ing and hooting. The hundreds of Lib- erals outside held a counter demonstra- tion and passed enthusiastic votes of confidence in the Government. J
Marriage of Miss Harriet Jones Johnstown. A pretty wedding, which created a deal of interest in the neighbourhood, was sol- emnised at the Welsh Calvinistic Method- ist Chapel, Johnstown, on \"Wednesday week, the parties being Mi6s Harriet Jones, the second daughter of Mr J. Tys- ilio Jones, Johnstown, and the Rev David J. Evans, of Pontygwaith, Rhondda Val- ley. The ceremony was performed by the Rev Robert Jones (Capel Mawr), as. sisted by the Revs W. H. Lewis, Johns- town, and J. D. Evans, M.A., Liverpool, a brother of the bridegroom. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a beautiful costume of cream cloth, elabor- ately braided with silk braid, and a large cream ottoman hat trimmed with plumes and chiffon roses. She also carried a ? shower bouquet composed of white roses, crysanthemums, and lilies. The 'brides- maids were the Misses Jennie and Kitty Jones, (sisters of the bride), who wore robes of copper beech cloth, with coats, braided with black, and black ottoman silk hats, and carried lovely bouquets of bronze crysanthemums. The groomsmen were the Revs Evan Williams, Flint, and R. Lloyd Davies, Liverpool. Mr Harold Fisher (organist of St Mary's Church) presided at the organ, and upon the brid- al party entering the church, played the Wedding March from Lohengrin," and on their departure, Mendelssohn's Wed- ding Matth. At the conclusion of the ceremony, a reception was held at Bryn Offa, the residence of the bride's father, and those present included the Rev R. Jones and Mrs Jones, Rev W. H. Lewis and Mrs Lewis, Rev J. D. Lewis, M.A., Mr and Mrs Fisher, Mr and Mrs M. J. Watkins, Liverpool, Mr and Mrs D. L. Jones, Llangollen, Mrs John Edwards, Mr and Mrs Ivor H. Jones, Mrs T. Rees Evans, and,, Mrs Jones (Corwen). Sub- sequently the happy couple left for Lon- don, where the honeymoon will be spent. The bride's travelling costume was of saxe blue cloth, and she wore a black hat. The bride and bridegroom were made the recipients of many handsome presents Mr Tysilio Jones entertained a large par- ty of friends at his residence the same evening.
FOOTBALL. LEAGUE MATCH. RHOS v ECLUSHAM WHITE STARS There was a big crowd at Cae Enion on Christmas morning to witness the match with the Stars. Both teams had a strong eleven on. Play was fast and exciting from the start. For a time Rhos had the best of matters. Many free kicks were awarded both sides, bt were not effective. After about twenty minutes play Davies opened the score for the home team, beating Griffiths with a low drive. Rhos still had the best of matters and several hard trys were only luckily cleared. Esclusham at times played a fine game their long passing being played to a nicety. The pressure was only for a very few minutes and again they got into the same rut. Davies again scored in the last half giving the Rangers a good lead. Many smart runs and touches in the game were spoilt owing to the greasy condition of the ground. The Stars made herculean attempts to get through the home backs but Hughes kicked and cleared with fine judgement. After a fine game Rhos tvere victorious by two goals to none.
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I RHOS, \1 A LONG TRAMP.—A big retriever dog, lately owned by Mr Llewellyn Davies, Grocer, Hail street, returned to its old home in Hall street on Christmas Day after an absense of over two years. The dog's last home was in South Wales. dog's last home was in South Wales. AccIDENT. -As Mr William Jones, of School street, Rhos was following his I employment at Vauxhall Colliery he was severely hurt about the back. It is sad I to note that Mr Jones had only that day commenced working after being unem- ployed for about eight months.
Ponkey Men Heavily Fined. At the Wrexham County Police Court, on Boxing Day, before Ald. Simon Jones and Jno. Rogers, Esq., a case of assault- ing the police was heard. The accused were Edmund Matthews, South lane, Ponkey and James Mathews, Australia street, Ponkey, and they were charged with being drunk and disorderly, and with having assaulted the police the previous I day, at Nant, Coedpoeth. P.C. Thomas Watkins, whose head was swathed in bandages, said he was on I duty in Nant, Coedpoeth, on Sunday night, at 9-15, when he saw the two pris- oners with other men on the road. They were very drunk, and using bad lahguage. Edmund Mathews struck witness several times with bottle containing beer. Stones were also thrown. Edmund Matthews said, I will kill you, you- The ot- her three men were behind the prisoners and seemed to be handing them the bot- tles (full of beer), and the stones produced (some of which must have weighed 4 and 5lbs. *eachj. The others also threw stones. A number of Nant people also took the part of the police, and the witness ex- pressed his acknowledgements for the timely aid rendered. When the rescuers came, witness, and his companion, were lying in the gutter. The other assailants had not yet been arrested. In answer to Mathews, witness said he did not get the bottles out of the prisoner's pocket. Mathews struck him with the bottles, and threw stones at him. P.C. M. E. Roberts said that he was in company with the last witness, and saw five men drunk and disorderly and using objectionable language. The two prison- ers were amongst them. He saw Edmund Mathews strike P.C. Watkins with a bot- tle. The other prisoner, James, kicked witness on the knee. Both prisoners were mad drunk. Ellis Jones (16) said that he saw the the policemen, and heard P. C. Watkins say to the prisoners, You are drunk The prisoner Edmund Mathews then threw stones at the policemen, and hit P.C. Watkins with a bottle. The Bench fined each defendant 10S and costs for being drunk and disorderly, and ^5 and costs for the assault, a total of ;6'6 19s. each, or in default five weeks im- prisoment.
Another Fire at Messrs R. & T. Sauvage, Wrexham. On Christmas morning, a fire was dis- covered at the establishment of Messrs R. and T. Sauvage, Hope-street, Wrex- ham. The Fire Brigade were summoned, but despite their efforts, much damage was done to the stock. The fire was due to a defective flue.
The "Messiah at Cefn. Handel's Messi-ah was performed at Zion Chapel on the evening of Christ- mas Day. The chorus was provided by the Cefn Mawr Choral Society, conducted by Mr G. W. Hughes. Mr Arthur Davies played the accompaniments, and the soloists were Soprano Miss Har- riette Egan, Cefn contralto, Mrs Gwen- fron Hirst, Trevor Issa tenor, Mr Bellis, Rhos baritone, Mr J. R. Davies, Cefn. The Mayor of Wrexham, (Councillor Stanford) presided. 1
Railway Collision at Wrexham. TWO ENGINES DERAILED. A collision between trains which might have had serious consequences occurred on Saturdav night at the Great Central Company's North Wales system between the Central and Exchange Stations at Wrexham. It appears that soon after the 8. 5. p m. passengor train for the Brymbo Branch had leit the Central stat- ion it came into violent contact with a train of empty coaches which were being shunted into No 3 platform to work the 8.10 p.m. train from Wrexham to Sea- combe. The engines of the two trains crashed into each other at some points not far from the goods warehouses, and were both derailed. Fortunately, owing to the fact that a milk truck and three empty coaches were next to the engine of the Brymbo train, the passengers did not feel the full force of the collision, and none complained of anything worse than a shock. The drivers and firemen also es- caped serious injury. The engines, one in particular, and the milk truck were I ] badly damaged. The collision is stated < to be due to one of the drivers having I < mistaken the signals. <
.<1.- Wrexham Guardians and their Chaplain. HEATED DISCUSSION. The question of the chaplaincy of the Wrexham workhouse again came up for discussion on Thursday at a meeting of the Wrexham Board of Guardians. The Vice Chairman (Mr T. B. Taylor) moved that the Board proceed to the ap- pointment of a chaplain as a successor to Canon Fletcher. Mr Birkett Evans sec- onded. Considerable discussion followed in the course of which a good deal of heat was exhibited. Eventually, the Rev E. K. Jones moved as an amendment, that inasmuch as a new Board would be^ elected in three months, and as the Board was divided upon the question of the ap- pointment of a paid chaplain, the matter be postponed for four months in order' that the ratepayers might be consulted. It was all very well, he said, to say that, the salary of £ 50 came from the Imper- ial Exchequer, but all the same, if they paid that amount to a chaplain it would be a loss to the ratepayers to that extente (Cries of No, no.") Rev E. K. Jones We get £2,036 fronf- the Exchequer to pay our officials, and if we do not expend £ 50 of it on a chaplain that relieves the rates. Mr C. Morris said if they got the mon- ey for a certain purpose and used it for another that would be obtaining money under false pretences. (Hear, hear.) Mr David Davies seconded the amend- ment. Mr M. Kyffin said he was surprised at a Liberal foilowing the example of Lord Lansdowne and appealing to the people as the Rev E. K. Jones wished to do. Sir W. W. Wynn said he took it that they all knew that as guardians of the poor, they had the care of the poor peo- ple's moral and physical welfare, and he took it also the care of their souls. There- fore it ill became a body like theirs to" quibble over a few pounds, and he was- surprised at the great display of heat that was being shown. He trusted that these poor creatures, most of them at the end1 of their days, would receive proper atten- tion at the hands of the Board. It would: be a bad day indeed for this country of any district that tried to cut out the spir-, itual administration to paupers. The amendment was defeated by 38" votes to 7. The vice-chairman next moved that the Vicar of Wrexham, the Rev D. Davies, be appointed chaplain at the same terms as Canon Fietcher, viz. £ 50 per annum. Mr Birkett Evans seconded. Mr Thomas Hughes, as an amendment, moved that the salary be ^25, and Mr Richard Parry seconded. The Rev E. K. Jones said the proced- ure was quite irregular. They were pro- posing to appoint a chaplain without ask- ing for applicants. That was merely tell- ing them that there had been some work- behind the stairs. The majority of the inmates were other than Church people, and their spiritual wants were attended to' voluntarily. Why could not the Church" people do the same ? Mr E. Babb said Mr Jones was wrong"- in his statement, as there were more Church people in the house than Cathol- ics and Nonconformists. Then followed a very stormy scenef when the Rev E. K. Jones, in accordance- with a written notice he had handed in,. demanding the recording of the names.. -0 -I pressed for the same to be carried out. Loud cries of Vote by show of hands," &c., were raised, and finally Mr E. Lloyd' Jones moved that the standing orders be' suspended, and the voting be as usuaL They did not want to waste time to oblige the Rev E. K. Jones. After a protest by Mr Jones, the stand-* ing orders were suspended, and Mf* Hughes's amendmeut was put and defeat- ed by 28 votes to 15.
Wrexham Tramways. j NEW SYSTEM OF FARES. The Wrexham and District Electric, Tramways, Ltd., intend to inaugerate the" Fare fare system on and after Dee 30. This is said to be the ideal system of tramway fares. The fares paid by the passengers under this system begin from the poitt at which they join the car. Pas- senders obtain full value for the fares paid, and by meeting the public in this- way the Tramway Company anticipate an; increase in their traffic The old system embraced four stages, with fares of a pen- ny, twopence and three pence, whereas* under the new system there will be six- teen divisions, and passengers will be able to travel any four stages-tor a penny. The root idea of the system is that a pas- senger shall be able to enter a car at any spot on the route and obtain fair value for his money. For the purpose of the new system it is necessary to call into service the humblest coin of the realm, the farthing.
Mr C Morris, Chairman of the Wrex- ham Rural District Council, took his seat on the Bench for the first time, and waS: cordially we'corned by Mr Lloyd Jones, on behalf of the magistrates.