TI-I jfcText Tuesday is Toiling Day at shoo. Mr S G Sammerde stands for the People. Mr David Ehys stands for the Peers. Mr Ewnmerds stands by the grand. People's Budget of Mr Lloyd G-eorge. Mr Bays is the representative of the Dukes, Lords, and Landlords- Xr Hemmerde stands for the cheap loaf- Mr Ebys stands for the dear loaf- Mr Hemmerde's Party GAVE you Old Age Pensions. Mr Bhys' Party PROMISED them for the last ten years-and voted al- most to a xan AGAINST the Lib- eral Old Age Pensions. Mr Hemmerde stands for Repres- entative Government. Nr Bhys stands for an Oligarchy of Peers. Mr Hemmerde stands for Welsh Ideals and Religious Liberty. Mr Ithvs stands for an Alien Church. Mr Hemmerde stands for Temper- ance. Mr Bhys stands for the Brewer. Mr Hemmerde stands for Social Seform for the Masses. 11.rr Ehys stands for the selfish in- terests of the Classes- A vote for Mr Hemmerde is a II vote for Yourselves- A vote for Mr Bhys is a vote for I, the supremacy of the Lords. VOTE FOB REMMERDE. I ¡
Rhos and the Polling Day. Tuesday next is polling day in East Denbighshire. The Hafod miners, by arrangement, have decided to play on polling- day and to work on the Monday instead. Mr Hemmerde is due to address a meeting in the Public Hall on the day before the poll, and we have no doubt his final appeal to the electors of Rhos, Pon- key, Penycae, and Johnstown, will be heartily and eagerly re-ponded to. Never has there been ILICII a deep interest in political matters taken in Rhos before and never have the electorate waited 'with such burning nr-p .tier.ce to cast their votes against the food-taxers and in fa- vour of the Budget. Rhos, although there have been but few meetings in the place itse!f, is more Liberal than ever. They have been thoroughly enlightened on all the main and side issues in this election, and have long ago made up their minds that a vote given for Protection is a vote cast in favour of a food tax. The German scare has bardiy entered the minds of the electorate of Rhos at all. Familiarity with such scares has spread a kind of contempt. The one and only question that has filled the mind of Rhos electors has been the Budget and the Lords. Tariff Reform they have long ago dismissed. Like the drowning man that rises three times before he sinks for ever, the question has come to the sur- face of the water for the third time. The country see it floating and in this el- ection it goes down for the last time. The question of the Constitution has in- terested a large number of Rhos electors, and thev have come to the conclusion that the House of Lords is an obstruction -political appendicitis-in the Constitu- tion, and Liberals confidently expect the operating kniie of the rising democracy will some day cut away the obstruction. Tuesday next then is the day and the op- portunity. Let every voter see to it that his hand has helped the People's Budget cart up the hill and into the law. RESULT OF PREVIOUS CONTEST. 1909 (Bye-Election.) E. G. Hemmerde (L).6,265 Sir Foster Cunliffe Liberal Majority 2,721
Polling Day Scenes in Wrexham J Wrexham, on the polling day was a scene of bustle and excitement from early morning until midnight. Motor_ cars, tf3pS, and vehicles of all descriptions rushed through the streets carrying elec- tors to the polling booths. Blue and red favours were worn by nearly everyone. fn the evening, there was a large influx or people from the neighbouring villages, the majority of w hom sported red favours. Crowds of people walked up and down, ? down and up, when the polling booths were closed, anxiously speculating as to who 1 had 44 gone in." Around the bril- !11..) :sghtiu v c; ciub, ft iiiaas of people were assembled-raising cheers rD, Otmsby-Gore—whilst around the cor ner, at the Reform Club, an equally large crowd of Liberals collected-singing pop- ular election songs, and cheering the names of Lloyd George and Clement Ed- wards. A knot of ardent Rhos Liberals made a stand near the Conservatiive club in High street, and for half an hour sang vigorously despite the effort to drown their voices by counter cheers. There was a large number of policemen in the town, but there were not many signs of disorder or riot. In a few cases, some of the partisans came to blows, but beyond a few bouts of fisticuffs, no harm was done. When midnight came, the crowds be- gan to get ready to hear the result. The votes were counted at Denbigh, and the news was expected te reach Wrexham about twelve o'clock. By that hour the Conservatives had collected in High- street, and the Liberals awaited the re- sult at the Victoria Hall. Inside the building Liberal hopes ran high. On the platform the local leaders sat in eager ex- pectancy, appeasing the crowds anxiety now and then with a few words of en- couragement. At twenty past twelve the news came. The Liberal candidate had lost by eight votes. The tidings cast a gloom over the assembly; and the crowd quickly melted. oS'
Receiving the News at Rhos. One ot the results of the election in Rhos, has been the formation of a League of Young Liberals. A hastily formed committee was held on Friday night last, to consider the matter, and the proposal i-j form a League was enthusiastically re- 0 ceived. Mr E. S. Price and Mr T. O. Griffiths were appointed secretaries, and Mr W. S. Jones was appointed treasurer. Nearly three hundred members have been enrolled. The League at once made arrangements with the National Telephone Company, to hear the results of each day's election on the night of the poll and the Public Hal! was engaged as a nightly meeting place. The first meeting of the League was held on Saturday night, when the first election results were declared. The place was packed with an enthusiastic and expectant audience, and to fill up the gaps in the I waiting, Liberal songs—old and new- J were sung, the audience heartily joining ¡ in the chorus. Mr R. I. Jones, Mr Ted I Lewis, and Mr Jeremiah Edwards contri- buted solos, and Mr Caradog Roberts, who was seen in the hall, was command- eered to act as accompanist. At inter- i vals loud cheers were called for and given in honour of Mr Lloyd George, Mr Church- hill, and Mr Hemmerde. The Budget- came in for a special ovation both in speech and song. The first results of the election were announced about eleven o'clock, and rounds of cheers greeted the steadfastness of Manchester in standing firm to Free Trade principles. The news of the re- jection of Mr Joynson-Hicks was frantic- ally received, three rousing cheers being given for his opponent. The Conserva- tive gains were received in silence. On Monday night the hall was open un- til the small hours of the morning. Mr Ezekiel Phillips amused the audience with some ot his inimitable stories, and roars of applause greeted his rendering of old Welsh election songs. Another ardent Liberal advanced to the front of the plat- form holding in his hand two slices of bread-one of British white bread, and the other of German black bread. With the greatest ease and seeming enjoyment, he ate the white bread, but when he tried to despatch the German black slice, he found that he could not insert his teeth in it. The audience rocked with laughter, and a voice advised him to try dynamite. Dr D. J. Williams then gave a short ad- dress on the indigestlbility of the German bread, saying that British white bread I, was much more fitted for digestion than German bread. At intervals the results of the elections of the day were given out. By some means or other a false report was given that John Burns had lost his seat at Bat. tersea. The audience were mute with surprise and astonishment. An hour later, however, the news came that Burns was in for Battersea, and the faces of the people lighted up again. Tuesday night again saw the hall well attended with anxious people. Note books and pencils were plied yigorcusly, everyone being his own reporter. Disap- pointment was written on the majority of faces when the Tory gains were announc- ed, but a cry of 44 Are we downhearted dispelled the gloom. The news ot Liver- pool was but expected, nevertheless the defeat of Colonel Seely chilled a good many. On Wednesday evening the result of the Denbigh Borough election was anxiously awaited by a hall full of people. Many had come up from Wrexham with the last train, and they reported that there were hopeful signs of Liberal vic- tory. The news at once enlivened the proceedings, and for over an hour songs were sung, stories were told, speeches were made, and jokes were cracked. About midnight the result of the Flint Boroughs was decided. f.Sr'Summers had been returned with an increased ma- jority. Then came Birkenhead. Mr H. Vivian, the Liberal, was Cheers rang out, and the audience, by now con- siderably increased, were in the besc of spirits. Presently a hush fell over the people. News from Wrexham had come, and the audience held its breath in sus- pence. Councillor Ted Jones advanced to the front of the platform, and held up his hand before declaring the result. Out- wardly Ted-s face was sphinx-like, but it could be seen that he wore no sem- blance of a smile. Mr Jones then stated that Mr Ormsby-Gore had won by a ma- jority of eight votes. But the audience would'nt have it. They waited for the official message. A few minutes later it came, Mr Tom Griffiths giving the figures showing that Mr Clement Edwards had lost by the narrow majority of eight votes. Murmurs of sympathy could be heard on every hand, and in silence the people left the hall to battle with their disappoint- ment. —" *«
ELECTION JOTTINGS Mr Hemmerde spoke on behalf of Mr Lloyd George at Carnarvon on Monday. On Thursday week, Mr Hemmerde made a rousing speech at Oswestry in support of the candidature of Mr Edward Powell. Rhos Liberals learned with regret that tn' Mr Allan Bright was unsuccessful in his contest at Stalybridge. In a letter to Mr Seymour Jones. Mrs Clement Edwards says that during her illness Clement used to do his professional work by day, attend the house in the evening, and sit up and cheer her until three or four in the morning. Mr Balfour has written a letter to Mr. Ormsby-Gore, in which he says that no increase in the cost of living to the work- ing classes will take place owing to the effect of Tariff Reform. Mr Lloyd George passed through Shrewsbury on Monday. He was recog- nised by a number of people on the plat- form. It was remarked by one gentleman with whom the Chancellor spoke, that the right hon gentleman had aged consider- ably since last he saw him. "k The Suffragettes held a meeting at Llanfyllin on Monday. They were in- terrupted by the singing of the Land Song, and by cheers for Mr J D Rees. :fè'1IiID misssgsmmBm Mr Chamberlain has sent a message to Wales. He says :—"The Welsh have given up everything hitherto to the promise of disestablishment of the Welsh Church. I don't think they are wise in thus seeking for what will do them no good. I urge upon the Welsh people to take this opportunity for obtaining fair terms from their foreign competitors. Professor Ellis Edward said at Llan- dudno that Mr Lloyd George has done more for the poor than any previous Chancellor of the Exchequer, and what he has done is but the beginning of a great process of social reform. Lloyd George has convinced the working man that he is their friend and fellow-worker. Mr William Jones is putting in an amazing amount of work in North Wales. In addition to keeping his own campaign going, he is rendering excellent service in Mr Lloyd George's constituency, putting the issues before the people in the clear and picturesque style of which he is such a master.
ELECTION TOWN TALK The other day a certain Conservative in Rhos let a goldfinch out of its cage because the bird had a red head At a local Liberal meeting one member of the audience said "You Liberals think you can do miracles." fi< I'm not sure about miracles," replied a Liberal steward, but we can cast out devils "and out the interrupter had to go. "You will repent Free Trade for every hair of your head," said one debater to another. "No fear," answered the man taking his cap off and disclosing a per- fectly hairless head. At the Conservative meeting at Wrex- ham, on Tuesday, one man was heard to say: "Well, if the Liberals are to win the Denbigh boroughs, they must work like his satanic majesty." Overhearing him, a lady turned round and said 44 No, not like H.S.M., for he works for every- thing that is bad, and the Liberal candi- date stands for everything that is good." A Wrexham Conservative was making a speech in which he was lamenting the fact that Liberalism would not benefit the empire. "Liberalism" he cried, "im- perils the safety of the Empire." It does'nt matter," shouted a voice, I nev-j er go to the Empire, I prefer the Opera) House." j I r6tfû11i.15.t¡i A good story is told of the Denbigh Borougn election. One d.-y last week a Conservative candidate approached a workingman's house and asked if Mr- was going to vote for the Conservative. The workman was not at home, but his I wife answering said He has'nt made up his mind yet, but I can tell you in con- fidence that if he votes Liberal he has been promised a new pair of trousers." Aba thought the candidate" a clear case of bribery and corruption." There- upon he urged the good woman to tell him who had promised the trousers. Af- ter a good deal of persuasion the woman said In strictest confidence, I promised to treat him to a new pair myself, for I don't believe in him voting tor the food taxers." Coliapse of the candidate
Mr. Hemmerde in the Division. Mr Hemmerde returned to the division on Tuesday night, and addressed crowded meetings at Rhosrobin and Gwersyllt. He was accompanied by Mrs. Hemmerde. The proceedings were most enthusiastic. In the course of his address he said that the fight was really upon the Budget, and having attended meetings all over the country he declared that the author of that great Budget was the most popular man ot the day with the people. It was Mr Lloyd George who had made the present crusade against the House of Lords pos sible. There was no doubt whatever that the policy he advocated was the one that the people had been working for for years, and now they saw the possible benefits of it there was not the slightest doubt of its success. The late Chancellor of the Exchequer had not had his head turned by London society, and the dukes and lords had had no power or attraction over him. He had fearlessly and without favour kept true to this principle and stuck up for the rights of the people. He appealed to them to send him back with a record majority to support such a valiant champion.
Liberal Meeting at Ponkey. On Monday night a meeting in support of Mr Hemmerde was held at the Council Schools, Ponkey. The Rev E Mitchell was the chairman, and addresses were de- livered by the chairman, the Rev Charles Jones, Mr C Morgan, and Mr Joseph Rogers. A resolution in favour of Mr,Hemmerde was enthusiastic- ally carried. The Rev Charles Jones, who, made a rousing speech has come over from Llanlyllin to East Denbighshire to participate in the fight for progress. In the last election Mr Jones threw himself heart and soul in the work, and earned for himself the re-reputation of being a hard fighter andmost effective speaker.
What a Rhos Woman Heard. Many a man owes his success and hap- piness to taking a timely hint. A Rhos woman tells us here how she heard of something which enabled her to overcome a serious difficulty. As a remedy for kidney complaint I have every confidence in Doarv's backache kidney pills," said Mrs S Edwards, of 5, New Street, Rhos, Ruabon, when giving the details of her experience for publica- tion. I had been suffering for two years or so with pains in my back and a general feeling of langour. I had no inclination to J to exert myself, which was very trying at i times. I read of Doan's backache kidney pills in the newspapers, and decided to give them a trial, although I had used, other remedies without avail. I took Doan's pills for some little time without apparent benefit, but with the second box of them I began to feel relief the pains in my back were less troublesome, and my health gen- erally was improved. I shall persevere with the pills a while longer, and hope that my cure will be a permanent one. (Signed) barah Edwards." Do you have rheumatic pains ? back- ache ? pains in the loins and sides ? dizzy spells ? is the urine high-coloured, painfnl in passing, scanty, or gravilly ? are your eyes puffy ? your ankles swollen ? are you irritable and depressed? do you soon get tired ? If you have to answer 44 Yes to any of these questions, you have kidney trouble, and should begin at once with Doan's backache kidney pills of which your neighbour speaks so highly. But if you neglect kidney trouble it may end tatally. 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 Edwards had. RHOS v DRUIDS RES. The above league fixture was played at the VVynnstay Park last Saturday, Rhos had most of the game and were very un- lucky in their shooting but never-the-less they easily beat them! by two goals to none.
RIIOS. WEDDING,—Miss Mary A Austin, the second daughter of Mr and Mrs Thomas- Austt. SEiVt.L, k'itf-U 1tJ Mr Robert Pemberton. Wern Lane, at Wrex- ham on Wednesday afternoon. HILL STREET LITERARY SOCIETY.—-A- most interesting lecture, illustrated with' lantern slides, on 44 Some great things io Modern English history was given by the Rev R Williams (pastor), at a meeting of the above Society, on Thuisd&y even- ing. The lantern was manipulated by Mr E Emlyn Jones. LECTURE ON AGRICULTURE.—The first of a series of lectures on Agriculture, ar- ranged by the Rhos Parish Council, was given by Mr R G White, B.Sc., Univer- sity College, Bangor, at the Rhos Council School on Friday evening. Mr Kenrick- Wynne presided over a good attendance, The lecturer devoted his remarks to the question of Soils and manures J,
Penycae Council School. The first annual prize distribution iti, connection with the above school was held on Wednesday afternoon, January 1zth, The chair was occupied by Mr. Beckett, one of the district managers, and the prizes were distributed by Mrs R A Jones, Ruabon. The following were also present —Miss Darlington, Mrs C Evans, Mrs- W R Humphreys, Revs. W B Jones, D P Jones, and Arthur Thomas. At inter- vals choruses, solos and recitations were effectively rendered by the children. A vote of thanks was proposed by the Rev, W B Jones and seconded by the' Rev D P Jones, was unanimously passed to Mrs Jones. Eighty-four children received certificates for good attendance. The schools built tor 250, have 370 children on the books.
Mr Gore's Allusions to Mr Lloy# George. In a .speech in the Beast Market, Wrex- ham, on Friday, he said he "abused ouf army he sought to rob the poor, to grind you done with tax after tax. Down with the Lords and up with my House at Cric- cieth. Let him come to Wrexhai-n-that traitor who had to escape in a policeman's uniform at Birmingham. I stand to see him fall. What has he done for Wales ?' Absolutely nothing. He it is who taxes you and taxes your bread more and more' under Free Trade. Free Trade-freedom. for sweating and starving Vote for Tariff Reform. 'r-
Vicar Prichard on the issues, The Rev. Thomas Prichard, the rector of Llanfwrog, Ruthin (late Vicar oil Rhos), has sent to Mr Clement Edwards,' the Liberal and Labour candidate for the Denbigh Boroughs, a letter in which he says :— At the close of your arduous contest allow me to say how heartily I desire your success. My vote is yours, and I must tell you why. Among many reasons, your unflagging zeal in the interests of the sons* of labour. Your aim has honestly been to better their lot. Your very independence has but emphasised your conscientious- ness and whole heartedness. My vote is-" yours as a supporter of the present Ad- ministration of wideawake ard thorough*" going workers. I say this not from mere pedantic political partisanship, but from' higher considerations far. 44 The present is a Progressive Govern- ment-aiming at advance all round in all social and moral good. What I be- hold is a heroic attempt to stamp the prin* ciples of the Sermon on the Mount on the Statute-books of my country, the ideals of Christianity in process of being carried into legislation. I see a Government striving with might and main to make the lot of the workman brighter, to lift the submerged, to make their environment more sunny and their future more worthy,- 44 The Government* have unfurled the banner of Free Trade, the secret of Eng- land's commercial supremacy. It has dared to risk all in the endeavour to stem the terrible curse of intemperance. Liberal Churchmen will not be decoyed by side issues. Our grand old Church must not be made the shield behind which crumbs- ling feudalism fights its last battle
FOOTBALL. 2ND ROUND LEAGUE CUP. RHOS RANGERS v. ACREFAIR The last occasion the Rangers playecf Acrefair in the above competition the game was abandbned, four minutes fronr time owing to darkness. The replay was- decided on Cae Enion on Monday last be- fore a meagre attendance. Rhos had the wind which was very strong against their? but despite th. Rhos were the aggressors- most of the trme. Rhos made severaf combined runs resulting in Johnnie Davies completly beating his name-sake betweew the posts. Straight from the centre the ball was smartly played by the Rhos bovs and before two minutes had elapsed the> same player had safely netted the second goal. At this juncture Clutton for the Rangers and Richards for the visitors ow- ing to injuries. The secord h-) 1 f saw the state of play unaltered the home teanj doing most of the attacking and before? the finish Rhos netted wice and VV ood- scored for Acrefair. When time wag called the Rangers were victorious by four goals to one.,