¡ THE HOLIDAYS.—Good Friday and Ea-ter M,c!av, Hcir.fr ideal weather, Rho sites spent "r '.fuU-.h-.ys tor the most patt, out of doors. Llangollen attracted a ia'ge number on Good Friday, the two special excursion. trains from Rhos sta- tion being crowded. The local mountain slopes was the rendezvous of numerous little picnic parties, the heather being dotted with children enjoying their bottles of milk and parcels of eatables. YOUNG LIBERAL LEAGU.E.-The club rooms of the League of Young Liberals, which have been handsomely fitted with two billiard tables. will be opened on Monday evening next. The Committee have for some time now been hard at work making the necessary arrangements, and the officials have left nothiag undone to make the undertaking a success. A large number of members have been en- rolled, and it is expected that the club will be a great help to keep the Young League in touch with each other. GOOD FRIDAY. The usual services wsfre held at the Parish Church on Good Friday. There was an early celebration of the H*o!y Commuuion, and at the morn- ing service, the Vicar, the Rev J. Howell Thomas, preiched. The one hour's set vice in the afcernoon was well attended. At evensong, the sermon was preached by the Rev Rees Jones. The anthem ren- dered was The Story of the Passion," which was sung with taste. Mr R. T. Powell presided at the organ. A WEDDING.—On March 21st, the marriage took place of Mr John Edward Parry, son of Mr and Mrs Alfred Parry, Bank-street, to Miss Edith May Davies, second daughter of Mr and Mrs T. Davies, Llanerchrugog Hall. The brides- maid was Miss S. A. Parry, (sister of bridegroom) and the best man was Mr Stanley Griffiths, Coedpoeth. The rites were performed at Salem Chapel, Bank- street, the Rev E. Wynn Jones, and the Rev R. Williams, officiating. After the ceremony a reception was held at Lian- eichvugog HaH, where a large number of guests were entertained.. The bride was tastily dressed in mauve, with hat to match, and the bridesmaid wore a dress of tusseau silk, and rose-pink hat. The newly-married couple were the recipients of a large number of presents MONDAY'S ELECTIONS —The elections for local members on the District Council a-id Parish Council (Pant Ward) takes place on Monday next. The candidates are :-District Council, Rhos Ward(i) Mr Samuel Roberts, and Dr D. J. Wil- liams. Ponkey Ward (2) Mr Dd. Davies, Mr Joseph Griffiths, and Mr Watkin Jones. Pant Ward (I) Mr J. Tysilio Jones, and Mr Morris Kyffin. The only Parish Council election will be in Pant Ward, where four members are wanted. The candidates are M r Jos Charles, M r Richard Evans, Mr Ted Jones, Mr C. Morgan, and Mr Joseph Price. The re- suits will be made know on Monday night. MUSICAL.—Mr Caradog Roberts Mus. Bac., conducted a musical festival at King's Cross, London, on Good Friday. — Mr E Emlyn Davies, A. R.C.O., was the adjudicator at IJanfyHa i Eisteddfod on Good Friday —Mr Powell Edwards was the baritone artiste Ht a concert in South W iles, on Ka-ter Saturday.-M r in Williams won the prize at Tre- geirog Eisteddfod for the best hymn tune composition on Friday. — Several awards fell to the lot of Rhos competitors at Llangollen Eisteddfod on Friday. The .successes were Challenge solo, Mr E. W. Bellis baritone solo, Mr Tom Wil- liams cornet solo, Mr Wm. Griffiths male party, Penuel male voice choir, un- der the leadership of Mr J. Lloyd Jones. »
JOHNSTOWN. THE LATE MR OWEN GREEN.—We re- gret to record the death of Mr Owen Green, Moreton-street, which took place on Tuesday last, at the age of 45. It will be remembered that on March 8th deceased met with an accident at the Hafod Colliery, sustaining severe injuries to both thighs and to his head. The in- terment takes place to-day (Friday) at Ruabon cemetery. The LATE MR E. JONES.The death 'occurred on Saturday, of Mr Edward Jones, Greenfield Terrace, at the age of 47. Deceased met his death through an accident at the Hafod Colliery, about noon on Saturday. The funeral took place at Esclusham churchyard, on Wed- nesday last. Mr Jones was well-known in the district, and much sympathy is felt with the widow and family. YOUNG PEOPLE'S GUILD.-An interest- ing debate on Is freedom of will a bless- ing to the human race?' took place at the weekly meeting of the above Guild. Mr John Edwards led on the affirmative, wh e Mr Sam Weaver supported the neg. A ve,v animated discussion followed, the meeting being eventually postponed for a;)..)thet week.
FATAL ACCIDENTS AT HA- FOD COLLIERY. THE INQUESTS. .-V! v h-TId 3tri 'f-Cjuest at John- j stown, on Tuesday, touching the death of t. Edward Jones, (47) Greenfield Terrace, t who met \vith a fatal accident at No I pit Kafod Colliery, on Saturday, Mar 26th last. Mr C. Morgan was fore- man of the jury. The inquiry was delayed some few min- utes or so by the absence of one of the jurymen, and the coroner stated he would be fined ios. Later, however, the absent juryman made his appearance, and upon tendering a reasonable excuse, the coron- er said he would be happy to remit the fine. Before proceeding with the inquiry, the coroner said he wished to mention a mat- ter of some importance to jurymen. A complaint had reached him some time ago, that the private discussion of a cer- tain jury, had been communicated to per- sons outside, with regard to the verdict they were going to return. He would like it to go out that the discussions among jurymen were strictly private, and no juryman should disclose their remarks to outsiders. Proceeding with the inquest, Mr Ken- rick said it appeared that Edward Jones, the deceased, was at 12, noon on Satur- day last, employed in repairing thejroad at Hafod, Colliery, when a portion of roof fell down and killed him immediately. Edward Junes, son of deceased, said he identified the body as being that of his father, who was a roadman employed at Hafod Colliery. He last saw him alive at noon on Good Friday. John Jones, under-manager at Hafod Colliery, produced a plan of the crossing where the accident happened, and said that deceased was an experienced road- man, and had been employed at Hafod for 20 years. At the time of the accident deceased was engaged in bringing up the line, and laying new sleepers. Henry Lloyd, said he and another man was on Saturday employed in ripping the roof. Deceased was busy bringing up the line. There was a large boulder- stone in the roof, and deceased was killed by the sudden falling of this stone. De- ceased knew that this stone was danger- ouq, and also knew that witness and an- other man had been working to dislodge it. Deceased was working some nine feet away when witness last noticed him alive, and it appeared to witness that he must have walked, under the dangerous roof to fetch something, when the stone gave way and fell on him. He was killed instantaneously. Arthur Richards said he was engaged with the last witness in ripping the roof. Deceased was working close by, and was fully aware they were working to dislodge the dangerous stone. They had ceased working at the stone about half an hour before it came down. They could not very well prop up the stone. because the gr und was not solid enough. The Coroner, in summing up, said it was quite clear how deceased met his death. From the evidence it seems he was engaged in laying rails on the road where the two last witnesses had been roof-ripping, and for some reason or oth- er, deceased unfortunately happened to pass under the stone just at the time it came down. There was a plentiful sup- ply of timber, and no blame could be at- tached to anyone. The jury returned a'verdict of." acci. dental death," and moved a vote of sym- pathy with the widow and family ot the deceased. Mr D. H. Matthews, H.M.I.M., was in attendance.
MR OWEN GREEN'S DEATH. Mr Ll Kenrick, the East Denbighshire Coroner, held an inquest at the Police Station, Ruabon, on Tuesday afternoon, into the circumstances attending the death of Owon Green, of Derby Terrace, who died at the Ruabon Cottage Hospital the same morning as the result of injuries sus- tained at the Hafod Colliery on March 8th. Dd Green, brother of the deceased, identified the body, and said his brother was 45 years of age. Enoch Parry, a filler, employed by the Hafod Colliery Company, said he was working with the deceased on the day of the accident. When they went in that morning the deceased asked witness to tell a boy to bring in some timber, but the boy did not bring it the next time he came -in. While the boy was out on the second occasion the decased called to witness and told him that he had a place for plenty of coal. He was bending at the time and whilst witness was proceeding to the spot, the fall came upon deceased. They extricated him and conveyed him to land as soon as possible. The Coroner: Do. you know why the timber was not brought in?—No. I don't think the deceased wanted it that partic- ular moment, but they usually asked for timber every morning. Did you enquire why the timber was not brought in when the boy was told to bring it?-No. The accident had occurred before the boy came in the third time; Were you short of timber ?-N ot that I know. He asked if there was any. There was none there ?—Yes, there were two pieces which were rather short, but would have suited with a thick cap. Why did you send (-, u tr-,I b r r Because Ouun Green tckl ms tu a end the boy for some. What was the weight of the fall ?-I About 14 or T5 cwt. Mr Matthews What llrne did the ac- j cident occur ?—About 8 o'clock. Where did you want the props for ? I don't know. They generally inquire for props every morning. Would the two props that were there have suited the place before the accident ? Yes, if they placed thick lids on them. Have you any complaint to make that you were short of timbdl ? No sir. Did you have plenty of timber the prev- ious day ? Yes. If he wanted any timber then, you think the timber which was in the place would have been suitable ? Yes. How near the face of the coal had you propped ? I don't remember it was not wide. About a yard ? Yes. Something like that. William Davies said he worked in the place the previous night, the 17th. It was a hard roof, but they were never short of timber. He went in to remove the fall and noticed a slip in the roof. Mr Matthews: You set your props close together here ? Yes, about 3ft to 3ft 6ins. You could not detect the slip before the accident ? No. In answer to further questions, witness said they could not have timbered the roof any more as there was no room Witness left some timber there the night before accident. Mr Jones, manager, produced the plans and explaimed them, after which the Cor- oner briefly summed up the evidence. A verdict of Accidental Death was returned.
Marriage of Miss Sauvage. A pretty wedding took place on Wed. nesday afternoon at Salisbury Park Congl Church, Wrexham. The parties were Miss Nellie Sauvage, eldest daughter of Councillor Thos. Sauvage (Ex-Mayor of Wrexham) and Mr Harold Saxon, of Great Newton, South Manchester, late re- sident secretary to the Ashanti Gold Field Lt., Gold Coast, Africa. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a dress of white silk aeroline, with wreath of orange blossom and veil. The brides- maids were Miss, Blodwen Sauvage, aud Miss Mabel Saxon. They were attired in pale blue aeroline. Miss Sauvage wore a pale blue hat trimmed with pink roses, and Miss Saxon a black hat with blue flowers. The best man was Mr Percy Bottomly, of London. Afterwards a re- ception was held in the schoolroom. The honeymoon will be spent in Cornwall. About 160 costly wedding presents were received.
j DOAN'S INQUIRY RESUMED. — ANOTHER RUABON REPORT. The representative specially commiss- ioned to investigate the cures of kidney and bladder troubles by Doan's backache kidney pills, reported during the past few years, forwards the following statement by a Chirk man. Doan's pills cured me after all else had failed, and I have had the best of health ever since. I shall continue to recommend the medicine." So replied Mr J Phillips, of 61, Chirk-green, Chirk nr Ruabon, to our representative's en- quiry as to whether the cure, which had been reported Over 3 years before, had proved a lasting one. When giving the details of his case, after his cure, Mr Phillips said I feel like a different man after taking Doan's backache kidney pills. For years I suffer- from rheumatism and sciatica. I had ter- rible pains in my back and across my loins which were so bad that I could hardly get about. The pains in my back, right hip and leg were so severe that sometimes I couldn't sit down. I got no rest, day or night, and in the morning I felt just as tired as if I hadn't been to bed at all. There were also urinary disorders and sediment. I had bad headaches and got very giddy. I was attended by a doctor, and three years ago I was in a. convalescent home for a month but Doan's backache kidney pills have done me more good than any- thing else. H It was a friend who recommended me to try Doan's pills, and from the first they did me good, and now I feel so much be. ter that I could jump over a stile. I am entirely free of pains in my back, and the sciatica does not trouble me. Three box- es of Doan's pills were were all I needed j to make me well again. I shall do all I can to recommend them. (Signed) J. Phillips. 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 Phillips bad.
''sjí¡P'¡' W RPABOHf POLICE COURT. Bi To-day, (Friday) before Mr A. E. Evans (chuhmau; Mi E. Llo ja Jones, it:L: R. R. Jones, Mr R. Pritchard, and Mr J. LI. j Thomas. 11 A T -Ir Knock Pritchard, Ponkey, was sum- monad by Joseph Price, Pant, iwinsr tin- i ou instructions from Wi.'H- P"¡ip", South Africa) with refusing to quit the • house he lived in at Ponkey, of which W. Phillips was the mortgagee. Mr Oswald Hughes, who appeared for! defendant, raised a technical objection hat the summons had not been read over to defendant when he was served with it. The charge consequently failed on a point of law. RHOS ASSAULT CASE. Jeremiah Dunn, Gerddi, Rhos, was sum- moned by Thomas Hind, Jones-street, Rhos, with assaulting him on Mar 23rd. Prosecutor said that he was driving home about 10-30 p m., on Mar 30th, when three young men standing in the I street shouted cockles and wheigh." He then got out of the cart and asked them if he could not drive home without being insulted in the street. While he was remonstrating with the young men, Jerry Dunn came up and interfered. He told Dunn it had nothing at all to do with him, whereupon defendant hit him severe- ly in the face. Having been previously bound over to keep the peace, proscutor refrained from retaliating. Fred Mills, Hall street, said he saw Dunn strike Hind. He did not see the beginning of the row, and was unable to say if there had been an exchange of blows. He did not see Hind strike back. James Johnson, Market-street, said he noticed a crowd in the street on the night in question, and naturally he went out- side to see what it was all about. There were scores of people rushing along after Hind. He saw Hind get out of his cart and speak to some young men, and also saw Dunn use his fists to Hind. He did not see prosecutor strike Dunn. Dr D. J. Williams. Rhos, said prose- cutor came to him on the night of the 23rd inst. He had three teeth loose, a cut on the upper lip, and a slight wound behind the right ear. When he stitched the lip, he noticed some blood in the mouth. Hind was quite sober. The defendant said he was standing in Market-street, on Mar 23rd when he saw Hind come riding along in his cart. Defendant shouted to him to slow down a bit. Hind drove on to the cross, and then turned round and came back. He then saw prosecutor speak to three young men, and he appeared to be charging them with shouting after him. Defend- ant then said to Hind not to be fool- ish and make a row. Prosecutor said 44 what's it got to do with you ? and get his knee up to him. Defendant then struck him. At midnight prosecutor came to his house to make a bother. David Davies, one of the three young men referred to said prosecutor drove to the Cross and there turned back again. Witness heard someone shout "Slow down there," neither of the three charged by Hind. Prosecutor came up to them and began to swear at the and to accuse them of shouting after him. Dunn then came up and there was a scrape. He could not see who was striking for they were all over the globe. Herbert Davies, Market street corrobor- ated the evidence of the last witness. Eliz Davies was called to give evidence that the marks ot the blows given by de- fendant were not to be seen a little after the row. She saw prosecutor an hour after the bother and there was nothing the matter with his face. P. C. Davies stated he saw Hind driv- ing home. He did not see him turn back. Defendant was bonnd over to keep the peace for six months in the sum of £5 and ordered to pay the costs £ I 3s. DOG CASE. Acquila Williams, Rhos, for keeping a dog without a license was fined and ) costs. DRUNK. 1 Dd Jones, Court Lane, Rhos was fined 5/- and costs for being drunk and disord- erly on Mar 16 at Pant. THEFT OF COAL. Phillip Evans, Afongoch was ordered to pay 14/- costs and bound over, on a charge of stealing coal valued 6d from the Vauxhall Colliery Co.
The Denbigh Boroughs Petition. The hearing of the inquiry consequent upon the petition lodged by Mr Clement Edwards, against the return of the Hon W. Ormsby Gore for the Denbigh Bor- oughs is fixed to begin on April 5th.
It is a great temptation when one enters the house tired to talte off one's veil and fling it aside into a crowded drawer, letting it lie there, rumpled and shapeless, until next called into use. Nothing is so easily spoiled, no easily made shabby, as the dainty- bit of gauze now universally worn. To preserve it properly it should be carefully stretched on the width and folded, preferably over a bit of cardboard or other stiff material.
Ruabon School Managers. Alderman Christmas Jones presided at the managers' meeting on Wednesday, I The attendance returns for the month showed the following percentages Rhos, So Ruabon, 73 Cein 7r> —The arrsnge- ments oi the Couniy Education Commit* tee as to the closing of the schools owing" r to epidemic illness werea.pproved; and the County Education -CornVnil e I urged to approach the Boavo of Education with the view to the payment of grant in respect of children who are prevented by illness from attending school. .11 1.
Mr Keir Hardie and the Welsfe Members. Speaking at a Mid-Glamorgan election meeting in Ogmore Vale on Tuesday Mr Kier Hardie said of the 34 Welsh mem- bers 26 were from the landlord and em- ployer classes, and only five were from the working classes. Wales was against the House of Lords, but were the Welsh members ? He would very closely watch the action of his colleagues on this ques- tion in the coming divisions. This was a fight against Socialism, and when Liber- als and Tories agreed, as in this instance, they had a case of thieves in agreement. Two great gatherings in favour of the Labour candidate were held
Strike Ended at Westminster ¡;. Colliery. A dispute arose at the Westminster and Gwersyllt Collieries some little time ago and on Wednesday last the men—thirteen in number-came out on strike in pur- suance of a notice to terminate contracts given on March 9th. We are glad to hear that the men re- sumed work on Tuesday. The agent (Mr Ed. Hughes) and a deputation was ap-" pointed to meet the masters to adjust several minor grievances, and it has been decided to leave the larger question of the payments for work in hard and difficult places to the Coalowners' and; Miners' Associations for settlement in conference.
Twelve Denbighshire Licences* to go. On Wednesday, a meeting of the Den- bighshire County Licensing Authority was held at Wrexham, Sir W. W. Wynn presiding. The houses referred for compensation were :—Ashford House, Denbigh Sunn Inn, Glyu Ceiriog; Foresters' Arms, Llangollen Hand Inn, Ponkey Sea Lion Inn, Rhos Prince of Wales Inn, Cefn Nag's Head Inn, Ruthin Star- Inn, Ltangynhafal Regent TaVern, Wrexham Alexandra Vaults, Wrexham and the Horse Shoe Inn, Wrexham.
FOOTBALL. -0- LEAGUE MATCH RHOS RANGERS v CEFN ALBIOJf Rhos journed to Cefn on Thursday week to play their return match. They bad the previous Saturday beating them by* ten goals to one. The Albion had the choice of direction and when the ball waf set in motion a good muster of spectators had assembled around the ropes. Rho$ played the cool game, and the passing of the ball was quite a feature in the game, Cefn played a more dashing game but their combination was completely smash- ed by the Rangers defence. The home team had several opportunities to netJbu the drives lacked judgment. Davies on the half-back line played an exceedingly^ nne game. The forwards played well but did not play their usual energetic game but neverthe less they managed to wia, easily by two goals to none. +
LEAGUE CHALLENGE CUP. SEMI-FINAL TIE. RHOS RANGERS v ESCLUSHAM The above teams met at Johnstown on Good Friday morning at eleven oclock The teams were under the charge of Referee Evison. A splendid crowd had assembl- ed when the ball was started. The Rhos team started and finished the first half of the game with only ten men. But not-i withstanding the handicap the Rangers were by tar the most superior team and were continually in the visitors quarters- and Esclusham have only their splendid custodian to praise for his excellent dis- play between the posts. Esclusham at times made spirited rushes on the citadel of the Rangers and notched their only goal. The Rangers now played A Evans to complete the team and made determin- tries to get on equal terms. The right wing did not take advantage of all the chances that came their way especially the first half. The defence was excellent, but J H Bowen was the star, his tackling' and clearances bringing rounds of ap* jplause from the spectators. A Evans equalised for the Rangers from close range. Both teams struggled hard for the supremacy, especially Rhos, they at. tacked vigorously but could not after matters and when time was called both teams had a goal each to their credit.