It: A N': I T 0 E. Qwiz-y to the funeral of Iks Lata the Hsraid will do publish- ed ss ^HTOSDAY EVNlNG next week. Will correspondents, See., kindly note.
SiR J. HERBERT ROBERTS. On Saturday, Sir J. Herbert Roberts at Abergele, referred to the overwhelm- ing loss which they had sustained in the loss of the King. All other thoughts and feelings in the sense of the irreparable loss which they had sustained through the removal of their sovereign—a person- ality not only universally beloved by all of his subjects, but rich in blessing to the life of the world. JUDGE EVANS. Before commencing business at Dol- geliy on Saturday, judge William Evans said the tidings of the King's death had come to hand so unexpectedly, that itwas difficult to realise that our great and good Sovereign had passed away. MR WILLIAM GEORGE. Mr William George, on behalf of the Bar at Dolgeliy Court, on Saturday, voiced expressions of sympathy on the lamentable death of King Edward. JUDGE MOSS. His Honour, Judge Moss, on taking -his seat at Chester on Saturday, referred to the great loss they had sustained in losing a King who was properiy termed Edward the Peacemaker. MAYOR OF WREXHAM. At Wrexham Police ÇOtlrt, on Monday, the Mayor, Councillor Stanford, referred to the death of the King. The sudden- ness, he said, with which the blow had fallen upon them made it all the more overpowering. To the last he had shown the courage of his Royal race. UNIVERSITY OF WALES, S'r Isambard Owen has sent the follow-' ing message to Sir Arthur Bigge :— "On the parr of the University ot W-es may I venture to express to hi* Majesty the King our profound grief at the most lamentable news of the death of bi" late Majesty King Edward and to ten- der to his M jesty an expression of oij, bumble and }I') ,11 sympathy with his sor- row. That hi* Majesty's reign may be long, untroub ed and prosperous will be •OU-" most earnest prayer." WREXHAM PARISH CHURCH. Muffled wt-ri rung (1 th bells 011 Wrexham Church, on Saturday and Sun- day. The and pulpit were draped in black, and the organist, Mr Frank^ PuHein played the Dead Match. The Vicar, the Rev Dan Da vies preached a special sermon, in which touching refer- ences to the hire King were made. REV 1. T. MILES. WREXHAM. At Chester S: rçet (C) Church, Wrex- t1" m. on S morning, the Rev J. T., Miles devote? bis sermon to the death ot (he King. H'.v remarks were based on the word* In those days was Heze- kiafc sick death." Ac the close of the service, Mr Emlyn Davies Flayeá the Dead March. CAPEL MAWR, RHOS. At Capei-Mawr, on Sunday, the foreign missionary services were held, and in the morning, the Rev R. J. Williams, Liver- pool. made sympathetic allusion to the death ot King Edward, and at the even- ing service the congregation stood whilst the organist, Mr Dan Evans played the Dead March. BETHLEHEM CHAPEL, RHOS. References were made by the Rev J. Howell, at Bethlehem Chapel, on Sunday, to the dea.h' 0: the King, and the Dead March was played on the organ by Mr Arthur Davies. RHOS PARISH CHURCH. At the Parish Church, Rhos, on Sun- day morning, the Rev J. Msnlove referred to the death of the King in touching terms, and alluded sympathetically to the Queen Mother. In the evening* the Rev D- Bo wen, mentioned the King in his ser- mon and prayers. Special funeral hymns were sung, and the organist, Mr R. T. Powell, played the Dead March. RHOS SCHOOLS. The flags on the district schools were fixed at half mast on Saturday. On Mon- niorni-ic- the scholars were all made aWlre of the death of King Edward, and the succession to the throne of King George V. YOUNG LIBERAL LEAGUE. members of the Young Liberal League heard with great sorrow of the lame-table death of his Majesty King Ed- ward. The ;eaiures of tbll late King's i character and personality were discussedf at the Club rooms on Saturday and Mûn- day, and references to his many sterling1 qualities were sympathetically made. F OTHER RHOS REFERENCES. I On Sunday last, sympathetic references J to the late King were made in all the! places of worship in the locality. Special! mention was made of the King as Peace- < maker, and warm and glowing tributes^ were paid to his personal efforts in prom-; oting peaceful relationships with foreign J powers. £ THE REV EVAN JONES. The Rev Evan Jones, Carnarvon, preaching on Sunday said that when the Prince of Wales became King he succeed- ed to a most difficult position. His re- vered mother during a reign of sixty years had so administered the affairs of the kingdom that she was idolised by herj people, and we all looked upon the Vic-, torian era as the golden age of our coun-, try. To follow so great and magnificentj a sovereign was to assume the most diffi- cult position imaginable, but King Ed-; ward not only fulfilled the high expecta- tions of the nation, he even added to the glory of the Throne and the magnifi- cence of the Empire. MR CORONER KENRJCK. Mr Coroner Kenrick, in opening an in- quest at Llangollen, on Monday, said as coroner for East Denbigh, he should like to join with the jury in expressing their deep sorrow at the death of their beloved King. When they reflected what their relations were with foreign nations when he ascended the throne, and the won- derful beneficent change that had been wrought through his personal efforts, they could not fail to realise the magni- tude of the loss the world had sustained. MR KEIR HARDIE. Mr Keir Hardie, M.P., speaking at Preston, on Sunday night, said one's op inion of the Throne as an institution need not necessarily bias judgment against its occupant. He said with all sincerity, that since King Edward ascended the throne he had added dignity and lustre to his great position. He would only ex- press the hope that his successor might follow worthily in his father's steps. Speaking on the House of Lords, Mr Hardie said that any policy of retaining the veto would be opposed to the last ditch. DENBIGH COUNTY COUNCIL. Alderman W. E. Samuel, Wrexham, despatched the following telegram :—- On behalf of the Denbigh County Council, I desire to express their pro- found grief at the death of the King. whose goodness and nobility endeared him to the whole nation, and their heart- felt sympathy with Queen Alexandra and the Royal Family in their sad bereave- ment. RHOS PARISH COUNCIL. At the meeting of the Rhos Parish Council, on Thursday evening the chair man, (Mr W. M. Jones) said that before proceeding w-th the business of the Coun- cil, their first dury should be to pass a vote of sympathy with "he Queen Mother. King George, Queen Mary, and the Roy- al Family, in their bereavement. The death of the late King had been a great blow. not only to the Royal Family, but to the nation at large. No King had made himself more popular than had Ed- ward the Seventh. He had become known among nations as Edward the Peacemaker, and it was freely acknowl- edged that during his reign the world had enjoyed a period of undisturbed peace. The Vice-Chairman (Mr C. Morgan) seconded. He was sure the whole coun- try would feel a great loss in the death of its Sovereign. King Edward had done all in his power to maintain peace with foreign powers, and had by his personal popularity and wondrous tact knit the colonies of his great Empire into closer and friendlier relationship with the mother country. The resolution was unanimously car- ried, all the members standing in respect- ful silence.
Wales and the King. The tributes paid throughout North Wales to the character and work of the late King testify to the real affection felt for him in Wales. The respect which he commanded as a constitutional monarch, devoted to the cause of peace and the in- terests ot his people, was strengthened by a sense of the kindly personal interest which King Edward had taken in Welsh educational affairs. He was the first Chancellor of the University of Wales, and when he became King it was his own suggestion that he should be given the new title of Protector of the University, whilst the office of Chancellor passed to his son, now King George V. It was ing connection with the University that he| addressed to the Welsh people probably one of the most gracious personal mes- sage ever received by them from the Throne.
KING GEORGE Y. King George V., King Edward's sec- ond son, who now succeeds to the Throne was born on June 3rd, 1S65, and became d'rect heir to the throne on the death of his brother, the Duke of Clarence in 1892. He married in 1893, Princess Victoria Mary, daughter of the late Duchess of Teck.
RHOS An important announcement of Mr Robert Jarvis will be found in our inside aolumns. Several important announcements re- garding Eisteddfods, Fetes,. &c., will be found on the front page. THE SALVATION ARMY.—Ensign Shep- pard and Lieutenant Lazzel, who have been for a year in charge of the Rhos corps, have been transferred to Cannock Chase. They will be succeeded by Adj. Garner and Lieutenant Graham of Crewe. THE NATIONAL SCHOOL.—Miss Mabel Walton nnd Miss F M Grimes, teacher at the National School, have resigned to take up appointments elsewhere. Miss Walton has left for Glamorganshire, Z!- while Miss Grimes has gone to a school in Gloucestershire. Miss Walton will be suceeded by Miss M V Thomas of Stock- port. I EDUCATION. Nlr Joseph Charles, Mr Samuel Roberts, and Mr K Wynne have been appointed by the Parish Council as (representatives on the Local Educations Committee. Mr Ted Jones holds a simi- lar appointment, made by the County Council. 8 AGRICULTURAL LECTURES.—It was de- cided at theParish Council held on Thurs- day night to apply for the free extenstion lectures on Agriculture, to be held in Rhos similar to the ones held last year. i I WELCOMING NEW iN," r Williams, and Mr Joseph Griffiths ue [Welcomed by the chairman of the Parish I Council at the meeting on Thursday even- ing. Both members briefly responded,! and said they would do their utmost tog promote the interests of the neighbour-1 hood by faithful attendance and careful consideration of matters brought before their attention at the Councils meetings. AN INGENIOUS CARETAKER.—Mr George Hampson, the caretaker of the Pant out- fall is to be congratutated upon the result of his careful handiwork in beautifying the Pant outfall works. Mr Hampson is an ardent lover of flowers and plants, and in his leisure hours he has planted beds of various plants and multi-coloured a flowers. Harmonious blendings of prim- roses, white rock, daffodils &c make a most pleasing spectacle to look upon, and now* that the flowers are beginning to bloom the prosaic precincts of the outfall have been metamorphised into a veritable garden. | 1
RUABON FORESTERS' FETE POSTPONED.—Owing to the lamentable death of the King, th.- Foresters'. Fete announcsd to be held at Wynnstay Park on Whit-Monday has been postponed. The entries for the sports and choral contests exceeded all expecta- tions, and the prospects of a successful fete were never brighter, but there is no doubt that the action of the promoters, particularly in view of the heavy financial loss which they must suffer, will commend itself to the public at large.
Psalmody Festival at Wrexham. The annual Psalmody Festival of the Wrexham and District Presbyterian Churches was held at the Victoria Hall, Wrexham, on Monday, and proved a great success. The presidents were the Mayor of Wrexham (Mr J Stanford) and Dr LI. Williams, and Mr David Evans, Mus Bac Cardiff, was the condutor. The programme included the anthems 0 Love the Lord (Sullivan and 0 Saviour of the World (Goss). The re- hearsals had been conducted in the var- ious churches by Mr Arthur Griffiths, Pentre Broughton, Mr Joseph Charles, Rhos, Mr S A Duce, Rhos, and Mr Dan Davies, Ruabon. The churches represented at the festival were Gwersyllt, Summerhill, Broughton, Glanrafon, Coedpoeth, Rhosddu, Wrex- ham, Rossett. Rnos, Rhostyllen, Ruabon, Acrefair, Salem and Bangor Isycoed The singing was accompanied by an orchestra, led by Mr Henry N Jones, of Rhostyllen. The accompanists were Miss Dilys Parry, Acrefair, Messrs J W Holmes, Southsea, D E Roberts, Wrex- ham, and J Norman Roberts, Ruabon. The arrangements for the festival were made by a committee, of which Mr Joseph Charles, Rhos, was chairman.
Chirk Resident withdraws nothing "WHAT I HAVE SAID, I HAVE SAID." Many of our readers will call to mind the statement made some considerable time since by Mrs Phillips, of Chirk-green. Such interest has it awakened in Ruabon. and the neighbourhood that we have com- missioned a reporter to interview Mrs Phillips who withdrew nothing from her statement, but on the contrary made a most important addition. I Mrs L Phillips, of 93, Chirk-green, I Chirk, near Ruabon, says :I' Ever since I can remember I have suffered from kid- ney complaint and weak back, and the older I grew the worse I got. I had ter- rible sharp pains in my back and across my loins, that made my work a burden to me. After doing my washing I could hardly straighten my back, and at nights the pain was so bad that I could not turn from side to side in bed. I suffered agony from urinary disorders. My feet and ankles used to swell and ache very much. I also suffered a great deal with headaches and dizziness. I had medical treatment, and tried many different things, but I got no better until I used Doan's backache kidney pills. 41 These pills helped me from the first, and now I have taken five boxes of the mediciae I feel better than I have done for years. My back is all right and I have no lurmary troubles. The swellings in my legs and ankles have gone down, and I have wonderfully improved in every way. I I have told a lot of people about the good Doan's pills have done me. 8 (Signed) Lucy Phillips." | Over J years lalel, Mrs Phillips said 41 I still have unabated confidence in Doan's backache kidney pills. I consider they are a splendid remedy. I always take a few doses if I feel at all out of sorts, and I invariably obtain relief. I 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. 1 Be sure you get the same kind of pills as 5 Mrs Phillips had. i
Death of fring Edward* It was with profound grief that the Em- pire learnt, on Saturday morning, that His Majesty King Edward VII had died at Buckingham Palace, at n-45 the prev- ious night, atter a brief illness. The iuneral wili take place on Friday, May 20th, and the day will be observed as a day of national mourning.
King Edward and Rhos. Although Rhos has not been fortunate enough to be paid a personal visit by the late King, yet it is on record that his late Majesty on one occasion evinced a keen interest in Rhos. The occasion was the Royal Horse Show at London some years ago, when his Majesty spoke to the judges of the show, one of whom was our respected neighbour, Mr Arthur E. Evans, Bron- wylfa. In the course of the conversation, his Majesty happened to inquire of Mr Evans what part of Wales he came from. Mr Evans, with a twinkle of humour in his eyes, responded by giving the name Rhosllanerchrugog in full. His Majesty listened awestruck, and when he had recovered his breath, he at- tempted to repeat the name after Mr Evans. 8 Rhosllan began the King, and [paused a little bit perplexed, for the latterl [part of the name had eluded his mental* grasp. 8 Erchrugog prompted Mr Evans. 8 u Rhosllanerchrugog concluded the King, with a struggle. 1 | His Majesty then said he had seen the! 'name somewhere, and if he mistook not,8 [there was a very good choir there. 1 i His Majesty, of course, reierred to the [Rhos Male Voice Choir, that sang at iWrexham, on the occasion oi dle visit of the present King George (men Prince [of Wales) to that town some seven years ago. — « I
King Edward and Mr D. Lloyd George. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, in the absence of Mr Asquith, was the nrst Minister of the Crown to be received by King George V. Mr Lloyd George was "commanded" to Marlborough House early on Monday morning, and had a long interview with the King. The event is, of course, the Royal recognition of the place Mr Lloyd George occupies in the Cabinet as the next in authority to the Prime Minister. Mr Asquith has on sev- eral occasions recognised this position, but this was the first time it received Royal sanction.
The Proclamation. King George V was publicly proclaim- ed in London and over ths greater pirt of the Empire, on Monday. IN DENBIGHSHIRE. The High Sheriff of Denbighshire, Mr Godfrey Fitzhugh, on Monday, read the Royal Proclamation from the Town Cross at Denbigh, to an immense assembly. AT WREXHAM. The Mayor ot Wrexham, Councillor Stanford, received the proclamation of the accession of King Gearge V on Mon- day morning, and summoned the burgess- es to the Guildhall Square for 12-30 p m. to hear it read. At this hour the square was crowded. The band of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers and a detachment of the regiment were present. The Mayor, who wore his robes, was accompanied by a number of the members of the Council and officials. The Mayor, from the Guildhall balcony read the proclamation, after which the in- fantry presented arms, and the band play- ed the National Anthem. |
BIRTH. JONES.—21 st April, at Orchid House, Foster Street, Lincoln, the wife of David W. Jones, of a son.
oI4U',);i.<i4\t!o,D, Presentation to the Rev. T. A* Thomas, Johnstown. A large gathering ot members of Christ Church, Johnstown, was heid on Thurs- day evening to bid farewell to the Rev T Arthur Thomas, who is leaving to under-* I take the pastorate of Dogley Lase Eng- lish Congregational Church, Kirkburton, Huddersfield, after four and a halt years1' faithful service at Johnstown. Mr Chas" Dodd. chairman of the Denbighshire Dis- trict Congregational Union, presided, and: after a brief address by the Chairman#- Mr Thomas was presented with -an illum- inated address, of which the following is' the text: "To the Rev T Arthur Thomas, on leaving Christ Church, Johnstown. Dear Mr Thomas,—We, the undersigned, on I behalf of the members of the Church and congre- gation, take this opportunity of expressing oar deep regret at your removal, and our high appre-' ciatic. of the valuable fforvices you have rendered during the four and a half years you have beer. our pastor. We would specially refer to your interest is the Sunday School, in which you have taught the young mens' class, aud as President of th<y Young People's Guild and Band of Hope, yoA: have rendered most effective service. Nor woolc' we omit to mention the fact that you hive dear much towards materially reducing the debt OS tlia Chapel and in the funds for its restov ation. We, therefore, ask to you to ccept tli's ,tddiess as a small toksn of iha esteem in which you are held by us for your consistent Christian character and the faithful discharge Of¡YOU;f' duties as a preacher of the Gospel. That yout work has been appreciated by those outside our own Church, has been shown by your election tiSf President of the Rhos Free Church Council, siae as Chairman of the Denbighshire Congregationat- Union. We sincerely hope and pray that yoor life may ;OD/l be spared to labour with ever increas- ing success for the extension of the Kingdom of God. Signed on behalf of the Church, W. Mo Jones, Jotin VViiliams, John Smith, and Joho Nicholas, deaccns, Samuel Nicholas, secretary In presenting the address on behalf of the Church, Mr W M Jones, the senior deacon, assured Mr Thomas that the dea- cons, congiegation and his numerous friends wished to express their high ap- preciation of him as a minister, and in every other respect, and he was pleased te say that his term of office had been mark- ed by numerical and financial progrefls 10 the Church. He expressed his deep re- gret at his leaving them, and he hoped that he would be equally successful in his new sphere of labour. Speeches were al-- so made by by the Rev R Roberts, R Williams, J W Humphreys, Gvvilym Thomas, Brymbo, Ambrose Evans, Ru a, bon, Dennis Jones, Cefn. On behalf of the Free Church Council, Mr Kendrick Wynn presented Mr Thomas with an illuminated address in album form The address, which w,as the ivock of Mr E Stanley Evans. Rhos. acknowledge^' Mr Thomas's service to the Free Churches of the district, and stated that every move"- had always received his warm support, The members of the Bible class also presented Mr Thomas with a handsome inkstand, the presentation being made 00 behalf of the class by Mr Abraham BeHis. emotion, and expressed his grateful thanks to the many friends who had con- tributed to the presentations. Their en-" couraging kindness had been a great source of comfort to him in that field ct couraging kindness had been a great labour, and he should never forget the deep friendship that prevailed between the Johnstown Church and himself. He had strenuous work to face in the future., but if he tound such warm hearts hacV helping hands in his new church, he should not fear.
Denbighshire County Council. The quarterly meeting of the Denbigh County Council, was held at Denbigh orr Friday, Mr W E Samuel presiding. APPOINTMENT OF CORONER. Mr Robert Davies, deputy-coroner, Denbigh, was appointed coroner for West Denbighire in the place of the late Dr J R Hughes. MAIN ROADS. Mr Gomer Roberts in moving the adop- tion of the Main Roads Committee, said that they had saved £1.4°5 in the esti- mated cost of roads. Their thanks were grately due to Colonel Mainwaring whø" had presented the Council with 5°0 cart loads of stone, DEE BRIDGE, LLANGOLLEN. The Llangollen Urban Council wrote" asking whether anything could be done" to expediate the proposed widening of the Dee Bridge, Llangollen.—It was resolve# to reply that it did not appear to the Committee to be of much use proceeding with the matter unless the Great Wetterc I Railway Co were prepared to undertake a share of the expense. LOCAL ROADS The County Surveyor reported that the winter had been one of the worst they bae, for many years for road maintenance, owing to the heavy and continuous rains, frost and snow. The Ruabon road from- the Wrexham borough boundary to John- stown had to be specially attended to and1 steam rolled for nearly its entire length* SMALL HOLDINGS ACT IN OPERATION. The County Land-agent reported the number of tenants in actual occupation had increased from ninteen to thirty four' There were 220 applications remainingUT be dealt with. I