KHTSraYEK & MINBR.-NEXT WEEK.- "v L FREE Concert Tickets \1.111 given away! 111- tJ8r" To draw our successful Sale to a close we are prepare# to make the following Sensational Offer of FREE TICKETS! To every customer that purchases 10s WORTH OF BOOTS FOR CASH we will present A. FREE Is TICKET enti- tling you to spend an enjoyable evening at the Annual Con-" cert of the Capel Mawr Choral Society on Wednesday Evening- March 23rd, when Handel's Messiah will be performed. Don't miss this chance. It holds good from March 5 until the 19th. BRISTOL HeeSE., Jilv# F lilwCf Hall Street, Rhos.
EASti&B iiQLITZ&YB. j vss^'s isrme of the Tfe&M ■will be sufclished ea 'riiursday. Will Canespcndents, &c kindly nots, and scad in t&sir ccasLtiaicatioas by Tuesday evening.
» Who will I23 appointed ? ,oyo The Parish Council and the District Council have once more come to logger-j heads over the appointment of a caretak- er for the new Johnstown outfall. The Parish Council respectfully submitted that when the District Council came to appoint a caretaker, they should entrust the matter in the hands of the Rhos Par- 'II ochial Committee. 1 hey tnougnt tnat as the money was paid by Rhos people, it was but right and fair that a Rhos man should be appointed caretaker. The Parish Council intimated this to the Dis- trict Council a short time ago but alas the intimation has fallen upon stony ground. The District Council has left the appointment in the hands of the En- gineer, saying that the appeal of the Par- ish Council was an encroachment upon their power and authority. The Parish Council have now decided to make an ap- peal to the Engineer to look with favour upon a Rhos man and there the matter rests for the present. The District Coun- cil, have, of course, a perfect right to ap- point a man from Wrexham, from Coed- padh, Of from anywhere else. The ap- pointment lies in their hands. But there is no reason at all why a place of twelve thousand inhabitants should be content to go cap in hand continually craving fa- vours. Rhos should waken up and set abuut effecting a change that should bn'ng with it the power to make her own appointments.
An Old Sore. The Tramway question has cropped up once again. For some years now it has from time to time intruded itself in the af- fairs of the Parish Council. The Parish Council once did all in its power to aid the Tr amwar Bill, on the understanding that some day the trams would run to the centre of Rhos. This, they thought, would be a great boon to the workman, and to the public generally. At one time there a ray of hope that the trams would ruu up to tiroad—treet, hut unfoft. vnuieiy, -tiros fell through. The ph t-f in the maiter is that the Tramway Co.. answering another appeal of the Parish Council, have expressed their regret 'hey are unable to extend the trim service; to the centre ot Rhos. This is the second or thiid »ebuff the Council ave »ece.ived in asking the Tr.itu- wiw Co tc, their pledge. It has been that fie receipts of the Ti am- WAY Co are not vvhar they used to be Whether this is to he accounted for by the. usu 1 trade depression, or by the studied tnthdraw^l of patronage by the Z5 people o' Rhos, is had to say. Perhaps a little of both.
Is tIl. tima rip-3 ? At the conclusion of the Ward meeting at Rhos, on Monday evening, a ratepsper asked the newh-elected Parish Council- lors if 1 hey were willing to pledge them- seivo^ to do aH in their power to further the Uiba5) Power movement. Mr Sam! Rob.ns. -peaking for the Council, said it would be time enough to go in for Ur-I taa Power. s when the Parish Council had exhausted its power! Mr Roberts re- ferred to the power of the Parish Council to force the hand of the District Council to take ever certain streets, and to get the whole oi our streets put in proper or- de, and charged as a general rate. He went on to explain that the cost of put- ting our streets in a proper state of re- pair, would be about ^.2,500 If we were content to be charged with this sum as a Pao-wi. aod pay it out of Rhos rates, the streets, cou-d be put right straight- away. But it was the aim of the Parish Council to get the cost charged upon the united Parishes. This the District Coun- cil were not prepared to do. As a conse. quence, the Parish Council were now com- municating with the Local Government Beard, with the object of ascertaining if the cost could be legitimately levelled on the, united Parishes and not on a single Parish. Should the Local Government Board decit;,i that the cost could be charg- ed as a Geutral rate, then Rhos would on- ly ptiy its share of the cost, and this of course, would be a very good thing for Rhos. Under the circumstances, con-' eluded Mr Roberts, the time was hardly ripe for Urban Powers Another rate- payer suggested that expert aJvice should o^ sought on the point of the cost of es- tab ii :>hing Urban Powers. Local sub- scriptions, he said, could be raised to de- frav the cost of a special man, whose du- ty it would be to furnish them with all the details necessary to the taking of steps in the matter. It is gratifying to! know that the movement is not by any; means dead, and that it will claim still! more attention in. the near futtlre.
Pansli Council. Cli&ages. j for Rhos and Ponkey wards; and in j Pant ward an election will lake place, The change in the make up of the new! Council wiii not be a great one, nearly alii the old members having been re-elected. In Rhos ward the only change will be the retiring of Mr D. L. PEICC, and the elec- Z, tion of Mr T. Llewelyn Davies. In the, Ponkey ward, the only new member will be Mr J. W. Williams and in Pant ward the new claimant for a seat on the Coun- I cil is Mr Richard Evans, Bangor-road, Johnstown. He and his supporters sub- mit that Johnstown should be represented by two members. In Ponkey ward, two old members are retiring-Mr Richard Jones and Mr Joseph Griffiths. Mr Jones was the vice-chairman of the old Council, and both he and Mr Griffiths were useful members.
District Council STomiaatioas- Contests will take place in Rhos, Pant, and Ponkey, for seats on the District Council. In Rhos, Mr Samuel Roberts and Dr D. J. Williams are the contest- ants. Mr Roberts is the official nominee of the Liberal Association, and the chosen of the Miners' Committee. Dr Williams comes out independently. In the Pant ward, Mr Tysilio Jones is to be opposed by Mr Kyffin and in the Ponkey ward, Mr David Davies and Mr Joseph Griffiths, are being opposed by Mr Watkin Jones Ponkey, and Mr Harry Campbell, John- stown. Tue polling will take place on April 4th.
A Batspaye^'s Grumble. The highness of the rates came in again for discussion at the annual Parish meet- ing last week. The grumble on this oc- casion was directed to the cost of remov- ing house refuse. It was stated that the sum of £ 300 was charged on the rates for the clearing of house refuse, and that the place did not seem to be any cleaner for it. One ratepayer said that although he had to contribute towards the removal of refuse, he had not had his refuse clear- ed. In fact he said there were many householders who were not served by the system, and in his opinion it would be a good plan to revert to the old system.
RHOS. We would remind our readers of the musical treat in store for them at Cape) Mawrr, on Wednesday evening next when Handel's Messiah will be performed by the Crlpel Mawr United Cher.1 Society. The choir will be assisted 0) four first class artistes and an excellent perform-j ance is anticipated. Full particulars will be found in our advertising columns, HILL-STREET.The Rev T. Arthuri Thomas gave an address on Elements of Friendship before the members of the Literary Society, on Thursday evening. PRUDENTIAL—We are soirv that we omitted the names of the local officials in our report of the Prudential Aisuianoe Co last week. They are Mr E Wilson, District Superintendent, 5 Mona terrace, Victoria road, Wrexham. F. Lambert, P; udernial House, Southsea, Mr S. Williams, Empress rd. Wrexham Mr R. A. Evans, 56 High street, Rhos. DEATH.-The death occurred on San- day last of John Howell Jones, the son of Mr and Mrs Elias Jones, National Schools, at the tender age of a year and ten months. The interment took place at Wrexham, on Wednesday, the Vicar of Rhos officiating. A number of floral tri- butes were sent. LOCAL TENDERS.—At the Wrexham Board of Guardians, on Thursday, Mes- srs Briggs, Mr J. Price, and Mr Edward Clarke, secured the contracts for which they tendered, through Messrs Watkin Jones, D. Davies, and M. Kyffin. Mr Evans, (Briggs) and Mr J. Price secured all the shoe contracts of the Union, both in and out, and h Clarke the Undertak-, ing for Rhos, Penycae, Ruabon. J THE LATE MRS TUNNAH.—We regret to record the death of Mrs S. H. Tunnah, which took place at her residence in Beach Avenue, on Monday last. Mrs Tunnah was the youngest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs B. Davies, Post Office, and sister to Dr J. C. Davies, Plas-yn- Rhos, and was well known in the district for her cheery disposition and sympathetic nature. She was the relict of the late Mr Edward Tunnah, junior, and until a few months ago, resided at the Eagles Hotel, High-street. The funeral took place at Rhos, on Thursday, the vicar, Rev J. H. Thomas, officiating. The deceased leaves a family of three children. MUSICAL —Mr Caradog Roberts, Mus. [Bac., conducted a successful 44 Gymanfa Ganu at Liverpool, on Monday last — Mr E. Emlyn Davies, A.R,C.O., was the accompanist at a singing festival at Liv- erpool, this week.—Mr Powell Edwards and Mr Watkin Hughes were the artists at a performance of The Messiah at Aberystwith on Friday last. Mr S. A. Duce was the leader of the orchestra on the same occasion.—Mr Tom Edwards has been singing in Liverpool this week. — Vlr W. M. Roberts eave an interesting"! lecture on Menddssohn" at Queen.st i Congregational Chapel, Wrexham, on 1 Wednesday. He WHS ably assisted by! Messrs E.> Emlyn Davies (pianoforte) S. j A. Duce, (violin) and Miss Gertie Duce j u
SHah" Chapel, Johnstown, Bale of Woek. Oil Wednesday and Thursday last, a sale of work was held in the Public Hall, Rhos, i f, e-.id of "Siioh" C.M. Chapel, I Johnstown. There was an exellent array of work on the stalls, and the building was suitably decorated for the occasion. The opening ceremony on Wednesday was performed by Miss Morris, Liverpool. who did so in a graceful speech. The chairman was John 'Morris, Esq., J.P., Liverpool. Mr Morris said that the present effort by their Johnstown friends was directed for the purpose of wiping off the debt re- maining on the church building, to meet current expenses, and to provide a heat- I ing apparatus for the building. He trust- ted their labours would be crowned with success, and that the sale of work would enable them to carry out their projects. They were very proud of their chapels. Go where you would in Wales, you would find the chapel taking a large part in the national life. He believed that in Rhos the chapels had done a great deal to fos- ter music. The opening solo was spiritedly sang by Mr J. Watkin Hughes. Dr J. C. Davies, and Mrs Davies were to have taken part in the opening cere- I mony on Thursday, but owing to a family I bereavement, they were unable to attend. Mr Isaac Jenkins explained their absence, and said they sympathised with them in their trouble. Dr Davies, he added, had been a good friend to the cause at Johns- town, and indeed, to every cause in the district. The opening solo was rendered by Miss Thomas, Rhostyllen. THE STALLS. The stall holders were :—Plain sewing stalls-President, Mrs M Jones, No 1, Mrs John Edwards, Miss Maggie Ken- rick, Miss Bessie Hughes No 2, Mrs T Rees Evans, Mrs J Hannaby, Miss Doris M Evans; No 3, Mrs Ernest Jones, Miss Martha Jones, Miss Clarice Jones, Miss C A Hughes. Fancy Stall-Miss Sallie Jenkins, Miss Jennie Jenkins, Miss Bessie Edwards, Miss Nellie Kenrick. Sweet Stall-Mrs T. Jenes, Mrs W. M. Jones, Miss Dilys Jones, Miss Jennie Jones. Flower Stall-Miss Katie Jones, Miss Maggie Rogers, Miss Blodwen Jones, Miss Maud Rogers. Crockery Stall-Mr J. Arthur Jones, Mr Arthnr Edwards, Mr K. Kenrick. Bachelors' Stall-Mr John Thomas, Mr R. Thomas. Mr Simon Jones, Mr T. Jones Mr W. T. Rogers, Mr J. C. Jones. Refreshment Stall-President, Mrs W. H. Lewis, Mrs J. A. Jones, Mrs J. Jen- kins, Mrs A. Jones, Mrs J. Parry, Mrs K. Kenrick, Mrs W. Edwards, Miss Maggie Davies, Mrs W. Hughes, Mr-i D Cun- ningham. Mrs W. Jones, Mrs S. Jones, Mrs E. Thomas, Mrs T. E. Jones, Miss G. Hughes, Miss Edith Williams. The entertainments, including minstrel troupe, limelight coons, steroscope, and table football were under the management of Rev W. H. Lewis, Mr T. Rees Evans, and Mr Thos Jones. The Art Gallery was under the care of Mr T. J. Jones, and Mr W. R. Charles, whilst the boys of Siloh Sunday School controlled the Bran Tubs. The competitions included nail driving, pencil pointing, hat trimming, stocking mending, parcel wrapping, and animal sketching. The arrangements were in the hands of a committee, of which Mrs W. H. Lewis was president; Mrs M. Jones, vice-pres- ident Mrs A. Edwards, treasurer and Miss M. C. Jenkins, secretary. Great credit is due to the ladies of the church for their labours in preparing the Z-1 articles for the stall, and an especial meed of praise is due to Miss Jenkins, the energetic secretary.
RUABON POLICE COURT. -0- TWO RHOS LICENSES REFERRED. The adjourned Licensing Sessions were held at Ruabon, on Friday last, Mr A. E. Evans presiding. DRUNKENNESS. For being drunk, Enock Rogers, Wern Lane, Rhos, was fined 2s 6d and costs David Lloyd, Chapel-street, Ponkey, 2s 6d and costs Edward Carrington, Derby Terrace, Johnstown, 5s and costs Rich- ard Allen Jones, Ty Mawr, Rhos, 2s 6d and costs William Mile, Butcher-street, Rhos, 2s 6d and cost,; THE HAND iNN, PONKEY. Mr J. H. Bate applied for the renewal of the licence of the Hand Inn, Ponkey, to John Pemberton. The house is owned by Messrs Sisson, Wrexham. Notice of ob- jection to the renewal was given by D.C. C. Jones. in accordance with instructions received from the magistrates. Evidence was given in favour of the re- newal of the licence by George Morrison, Richard Cross, John Pembertoa, (the ten- ant) Maria Pemberton, Emily Morris, Thomas Gordon, (who said the trade of I the house averaged three barrels of aie. twelve dozen of bottled stuff, and five dozen pints of lager Thomas Wil- liams, Jonathan Thomas, ♦ Harris on., Griffith?, T'v/ and T, Parry. The magistrates decided to -refer the ceuce for compensation. THE SEA LION INN, RHOS. The renewal of the licence of the Sea Lion Inn, Rhos, was objected to by D. C. C. Jones,, acting upon the instructions of the magistrates. Mr Marsdeh said the main objection was redundancy, but, in addition, there was a conviction against the house. Mr Bate said the licensee was entirely dependent upon the house for her livli- hood. The magistrates decided to refer the case for compensation.
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Rhos Cricket Club. -0- ITS 21ST ANNIVERSARY., A most enjoyable evening was spent at the Maeior Resturant, Johnstown, on Friday evening last, when the Rhos Cri- ket Club celebrated its 21st anniversary. It took the form of a dinner and smoker, over which Mr R T Powell presided. The chairman in his review of the past, con- gratulated the club upon its work in the past The esprit de corps had been ad- mirable, and undoubtedly from the social point of view, it had been a greit success They were to be congratulated upon their splendid list of officials from the very com- mencement of the club, and in Mr W Hannaby their present energetic secretary they had one who had now for a good many years worked hard and unceasing for the lest interests of the club. A most interesting letter was read from the Rev J Owen, Vicar of Bryneghvys and one of the founders of the club. From it we learn that the idea of forming a cricket club at Rhos first originated in his Bible Glass, and eventually the Rhos Cricket Club was formed. It is interesting to note that the first officers of the Club were :-president, Mr A E Evans, Bron- wyfla Captain, Mr Price vice captain Mr R T Powell; treasurer, the late Mr Jones, National Schools secretary, Rev John Owen, (then curate of Rhos). In 1901 a tennis section was formed in con- naction with the club, which proved a big success,' & the present membership num* S,). The following programme of music was rendered vrnog" c:(";r:f). h — r—Gramophone Selection Mr H. CarepbcU Sor Nlary Of D:j Davk 3 c Song. Archibald,Mr.W. Campbell Song "The Deathless A. -hscin 5-Comic Song. Kick oil,Mr G'. Oartwsight 6—Gramophone Selection .Mr H. Campbell 7 Sweet Genevieve,Mr H. Pritchard 8—Song. There's a Tavern,Mr W- Bowhaf 9—Comic Song Don't be silly," Mr W. Campbell io-Song. Sailor's Grave, Mr A. Hughispn II;-Song. Only to see her face," Mr Dai jDavifsS' 12—Comic Song. the Parrot,"Mr G. Cartvmghf Accompanist, Mr. Harold Fisher.
.h 4 CHRISTIAN SOCIALISM. The Rev T. Rhondda Williams, of Brighton, who is one of the leaders irf the New Theology movement, preached a sermon, and delivered a lecture af Christ Church, Johnstown, on Tuesday evening. Councillor W. J. Williams, Wrexham, presided at the lecture, the ti. tie of which was Christian Socialism." The lecturer prefaced his remarks that although the programme of Economic SO" cialism was not to be found in the New Testament, nevertheless it was found fa' be quite necessary in our time. Social- ism meant more than a mere pro-x-arnme, of economic reform-it meant the spirit- ual awakening as well.. If they took the ethics of the New Testament as a suffic- ient guide for all their activities, they would do life a serious wrong. Tberc was the attitude towards women. The ideal woman of scripture was to be silenv and submissive. Modern life had how- ever to take into calculation, the militant' Suffragette. He thought the Church shonld be less of a reformatory, and more of a vessel1 riding upon the high seas of modern life. It should step down from the bank where it at present stood high and dry. untouch* ed by the eddies and curients ot the rush- ing life-stream, and should embark on the waves. They should retain its teach- ings as a faith, but should not allow it ta remain a clog on the wheels of progress/- Let the Christian spirit be switched on to Socialism, and the present competitive system, which was the very opposite to the Love thy neighbour attitude.? would be doomed. Christian Socialism meant that the Christian ethics were to be' embodied in everyday life-in commerce, and in all human activities. The present competitive system was not a fit channel into which the Christian spirit could be poured. Economic So- cialism was the best embodiment for the Christian spirit he had yet found. To-day the christian ideal was for use out of bus* iness hours. Business men could not go on waging competitive warfare a'1d at the same time live up to their ideals. Why ? Because the Chnstiani deal was co-opera., tion, not competition. If a Christian bus- iness man was to put his ideals into bus- iness, he would go under. The present competitive system, ft,td! been defended because it brought into play and developed certain qualities, such as energy, initiative, and capacity for managing. These qualities, however, were not moral in themselves. It all de, pended upon what moral force governed1 them. War developed energy and initial tive, but who would for that reason de-1 fend war ? The man' who blazed with alcoholic energy, too. Who would de- fend drink on that groiind ? No; the competitive system might develope energy in the few, but it made the multitudes i .j,j,, to machines. There was, however, a place for com- petition in the scheme of divine evolution. As surely as evolution toiled onward and upward towards a better order of things, so surely would competition have to go. In the meantime let them all help to pus it onward to make room for the next stage of evolution.