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Rhos and the Polling Day.

- Polling Day Scenes in WrexhamJ

Receiving the News at Rhos.


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. —" *«



Mr. Hemmerde in the Division.

Liberal Meeting at Ponkey.

What a Rhos Woman Heard.


Penycae Council School.

Mr Gore's Allusions to Mr…

Vicar Prichard on the issues,