RHOS. BWLCHGWYN EISTEDDFCD.- The win- ner of the children's recitation in the morning meeting at Bwlchgwyn Eistedd- fod rji-i Whit Monday, was Miss Mary Eveline Jones, off New-street, Rhos. The test piece was Ora Pro-N ObIS." ACCIDENT.-On Tuesday, a schoolboy named Caradog Sauvage, met with a Z, rather nasty accident, through climbing a wall. The boy had scaled to the top of a high wall, when he suddenly lost his foot- ing and fell on his head. He sustained a cut on the back of the head which tie-d cessitated the aid of Dr D. J. Williams. COMPENSATION.—William Jones, Hafod View, Queen-street, employed by the Ruabon Coal Co, applied last week at Wrexham, for an award of ISS lId per week compensation. His Honour said in view of the certificate, he would only grant an award from Feb 12th instead of Nov 1St as applied for. THE PIGEON CRAZE.—The Rhos Hom- ing Society flew their second race of the season on Friday last, the destination be- ing Hereford, a distance ot 64 miles. The entries were numerous, and a large number of birds were despatched on the previous night. The birds were liberated at 8-45 a.m. Some excellent velocities were obtained. ANCLING.-The delights of angling are beginning to grip the local patrons of the piscatorial art. One Rhos enthusiast on Thursday visited the Copy pool, and in a very short time, netted some very fine dace, the largest of which weighed nine ounces. CHURCH PARADE.—The local company turned out for parade on Friday last. The first muster attended the service at Capel Mawr in the morning, and the sec- ond muster attended St John's Church in the afternoon The man looked very smart in their tunics and black flashes. Captain Davies was in command. MISSION SERVICES.—Sister Ellen, of the South End London Mission, St George's Hall, commenced a ten day's mission at the Primitive Methodist Church on Sunday, when she preached to a large congregation. THE SALVATION ARMY.—A memorial service lor the late Mr Richard Foulkes, Roberts' Lane, who was. a member k)f the Salvation Army Corps, was held on Sun- day evening; Mrs Adjutant Lavedy, an old officer, gave an address, aiid u sermon j was preached bv Lieut Graham There was a large congregation. I RHOS SILvER BAND.-This band par- aded the principal, streets of Rhos and I ponkey on Saturday. in their new uniforms The tunics are blue,,with dark red lacings, whilst the trousers are of the same col- our with a perpendicular red strip. A t srr,art cap co-neludes the uniform, which gives the men a neat naval appearance. PERSONAL. — Dr J. C. Davies motored to Aberystwyth on Saturday lastto in- spect the camping ground at Bow, Aber- ystwyth. He returned home on Monday night, and expressed- himself delighted with the camp sue. — Mr P\w, Edwards Js spending a few da-s holidays here this week. He is m tki >g steady headway under Signor Randegger. THE RECENT MINERS' MEETING. — The Resolution ot MR YV. Garner at the Min- ers' meeting in the Public Half, last week, in connection with the recent Westmin- 11' ¡I ster colliery dispute, was not correctly re- ported in our report of the meeting last week. The correct wording nf Mr Gar- ner's resolution should be That the matter should be left in abeyance for a month, in order that Mr Robert Jons should have every chance to make His position pfein." By this Mr Garner means that the resolution by the Council in favour of expelling Mr Robert Jones, should be rescinded for a month-not withdrawn altogether. Box,, SCOUTS —This week a large num- ber of the boys of the district have been talking over the matter of forming a com- pany of Boy Scouts in Rhos. A band presented themselves at this office one night this week, under the impression that we could enroll them there and then. Now here is a chance for a lad of sixteen or seventeen to distinguish himself. There are at least forty bright sharp lads burning to be captained, If any boy would like to undertake the captaincy of a band of scouts, we would be glad to put him in communication with the boys -seady to be enrolled. PECULIAR LAPSE 01'- MEMORY.—The I mother night, a member of the Young League was playing billiards, when he was" potted" by his opponent. To await his turn, he slipped the ball into his pocket. When his turn came he took oat of his pocket a threepenny bit, and placing it in the centre of the dee be- gan to play 1t. His partner was amazed and thought the player was joking. But jio; his face wore the strenuous, serious, look to be seen on every billiard player's fttcv preparatory to making a shot, The player afterwards confessed that the in- cident was a case of pure lapse of mem- ory. WATCHING THE COMET.—A large num- ber of Rhos people had a glimpse of Hal- ley's Comet on Monday evening. The famous comet was to be seen setting in the South West, and appeared as aneb- ulous haze, with a nucleus of the bright- ness of a second or third magnitude star. The members of the Young Liberal League were the first to sight the wand- erer, one of the members having set him- self the task of watching for it with a glass. The young astronomer sighted the comet on Saturday night, and having made known his discovery to the other members, the back windows of the club room, facing west, were converted into observatories. Owing to the haze and other inconveniences of these latitudes, the sight was by no means a thrilling one.
JOHNSTOWN. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.—Anniversary services were held at the English Congre- gational Church, on Sunday, the special preacher being Principal Rees,, M. A., of Bangor. THE LATE KING. -As a mark of res- pect to the memory of the late King, all the cars tunning on the Wrexham & District Tramway Company's route on Friday, were draped in suitable mourning and at one oclock every car was brought to a standstill for about fifteen minutes. DEATH OF MRS RICHARD JOWES.—The death took place on ivonclay, ot Mrs Jones, the wife of Mr Rich Jones, Belgrave Terrace, after a comparatively short illness The deceased was highly respected by all, and will be sadly missed. She was a member of St Mary's Church. Ths deep- est sympathy is expressed with the family in their sad bereavement. Mr Richard Jones has been the chairman of the John- stown Football Club for many years. The interment took place to-day (Friday) at the New Cemetery, Rhos. WOMEN'S TEMPERANCE ASSOCIATION.— A meeting of the local branch of the Wo- men's Temperance Association was held at the Welsh Baptist Church on Monday evening. Mrs W H Lewis (president) presided over a fairly good attendance. The following ladies took part:—Mrs Dias, Mrs Edwards, (Chapel Street), Mrs Michael Jones, and Mrs Parry. Mrs Edwards, Chapel street, was elected President in sucession to Mrs W H Lewis who is shortly leaving for Beaumaris. Mrs Lewis was heartily thanked for her services in the past.
-—— — PENYCAE. MUSICAL -Mr Samuel Evans, Penycae, has successfully passed the 1st grade Staff Notation examination in connection with the Tonic Solfa College. Mr Evans is the organist at Tainant C.M. Chapel. SCHOOL CONCERT The Council school concert was held in the Baptist School. room, on Wednesday evening, when a capital programme was presented. Pro- fessor Share Jones presided. The oper- etta "Beauty and the Beastr'was given by the senior girls in a splendid manner. The conductor was Mr Robert Davies and the accompanist Miss Annie Humph- reys. Mr W. J. Edwards was responsi- ble for the training of the children, who carried out the first part of the program- me.
Wrexham Guardians. -0- EXPENDITURE REDUCED. At the Board meeting the Clerk said he had received a copy of the report of Mr H. R. Williams, Local Government Board Inspector for Wales. The weekly cost per inmate for three years was as follows 1907, 4s 9d 1908, 45 5d and 1909, 3s IO. That included cost of food, officers' rations, clothing and umforms The Chairman said they stood in a very good position in relation to the whole of Wales. The Clerk said that Wrexham was con- siderably below the average, as the fol- lowing figures giving cost of food and clothing per inmate showed: First half year, 1909, £ 5 2s 6d (average ^53 15s); second half year, 1909, ^4 18s 6d (aver- age £ 5 185 8d).
Death of a noted local character There passed away at Rhostyllen on March 24th, a unique character, in the person of Samuel R. Thomas, more fam- iliar known as Sam Bugail. He was a. native of Bwlchgwyn, and a man of decided views. He was one of the pioneers of the Chubut Valley, the Welsh settlement in Patagonia, and also lived in Scranton and Wilkes Barre, and his early recollections of those places were most interesting. Notwithstanding that be roamed the world over, he visited Wales often, and his descriptions of for- eign lands always attracted attentive audiences. For the past quarter of a century he lived ift. retirement at Rhos- tylleii.
THE PARISH CHURCH. A memorial service was held at the Parish Church, on Friday afternoon. The local detachment of Territorials, headed by the Rhos Silver Baud marched to the Church, where the service was con- ducted by the Vicar, the Rev J. Howell Thomas. The Dead March was played on the organ by Mr R. T. Powell. The collection was in aid of the Whitehaven Fund.
HILL STREET CHAPEL. A memorial service was held at Hill- Street Chapel, on Friday morning, in memory of the late King. Prayers were offered by the Rev J. W. Humphreys, and Mr W. E. Jones, and an address was delivered by the Rev R. Williams. In the course of his address, the Rev R. Williams said that the late King Ed- ward was a monarch of world-wide repu- tation and renown, and nearly every na- tion was represented at the funeral. The aim of the King throughout his reign, was peace and so well had he succeeded that he had been called Edward the Peacemaker. The late King was an ideal constitutional monarch. When the ba- tion was divided into parties, he favoured neither the one nor the other, but worked steadily and faithfully for the good of all. I He was recognised as the greatest European statesman, and as a man who had world wide sympathies. In all cal- j amnities and accidents, the King and J Queen were always among the first to send a message of sympathy with the sufferers, and a donation to help the help- less. They in Wales felt very deeply the loss of King Edward. He had always taken a deep interest in Wales, and some years ago had visited the principality to lay the toundation stone of the new Uni- versity at Bangor. The King had al- ways a deep respect for religious matters. Wherever he went he kept the Sabbath as a day of rest, at home and abroad, and to all branches of the Christian Church his respect was deep and sincere. All nations expressed sympathy with the Queen Mother in her great sorrow, and asked God's blessing on the new King.
Mr Lloyd George enjoys himself at Criccieth Fair. Evidently the Chancellor of the Ex- chequer knows how to take things easy after a hard and strenuous session's work. This week he is staying at his Welsh home at Criccieth, and enjoying quiet rambles over the hills. Every morning he sallies out hand in hand with his little daughter, and both renew their acquaintance with familiar haunts and favourite walks. One day this week, the Chancellor was passing Criccieth fair, when his little daughter, catching hold of his sleeve, inveigled him into the fair ground. Nothing loth, the Chancellor went, and very soon h s hard earned coppers, were augmenting the takings of the toffee stall men. With her small pockets full of pink, white, and brown toffee, Miss Lloyd George stopped in front of a pull away stall, and enticing the last copper from her father's pocket, tried her luck. A huge pillar of sticky red toffee rewarded her skill, and proudly clutching her prize, she sought a place to stow it. Her own pockets being full, she, withoutmore ado, stuck it wholesale into the coat pocket of the Chancellor, and both left the fair yard as happy and merry as could be. When the father and daughter had a quiet spot, the little lady borrowed the Chancellor's pocket knife and as a reward for his liberality in giving her his pennies, she chipped off a lump of toffee, and af- ter a brief struggle, succeeded in forc-ing into the mouth of the Chancellor, who had to eat it or choke. Several times he tried to slip the toffee out of his mouth but his daughter had t-he Lloyd George persistency, and promptly foiled his every attempt. At last he had met his master Eventually Mr Lloyd George finished the morsel, and washed the taste away by drinking of the water from a well close by.
PERSONAL NOTES. The Chancellor of the Exchequer be- lieves that when the history of Wales is written, John Elias will occupy the place which Demosthenes occupies in the his- tory of ancient Greece. 1 The War Office can boast a Welshman who is a Doctor of Music. This is Mr H. W. Jones, who holds the post of high grade clerk in the second division. Mr Horace Evans, son of Sir S. T. E\ ans, has been called to the bar. There is every indication that his career will be a successful one. Mr J. B. Marsden, Wrexham, has been appointed solicitor to the North Wales Mining Officials' Association. Mr Ellis Griffith, M.P., the Member for Anglesey, has taken Bryn Dedwydd, near Ruthin, in the hope that it will benefit the health of his little daughter Yvonne, who who has been ill for a considerable time.
Honours for Welsh Members. Here is Wales' honours record during the last few years :— Peerages-J. W. Phillips (Lord St Davids) ex M.P. Pembrokeshire, barony John Jones Jenkins, (Lord Giantawe), ex- M.P. Carmarthen district, barony. Office-David Llovd George, Carnar- von, Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir Samuel T. Evans, Mid-Glamorganshire, solicitor general J. H. Lewis, Flintshire, Parliamentary secretary, local govern- ment board. Judgeship—Sir Samuel Evans, presid- ent of probate, divorce, and admiralty di- vision. Baronetcies-Sir J. H. Roberts, West Denbighshire Sir Francis Edwards (ex- M.P.) Radnorshire. Knighthoods-Sir Alfred Thomas, Glamorganshire Sir D. Brynmor Jones, Swansea Sir Samuel Evans, Mid-Glam- organshire Sir Owen Phiiipps, Pem- broke. Recorderships-Sir Samuel Evans, Swansea J. L. Morgan, Carmarthenshire Ellis J. Griffith, Anglesey, Birkennead, Sir D. B. Jones, Merthyr Tydfil E. G. Hemmerde, E. Denbigh, Liverpool.
BOY SCOUTS FOR RHOS. To the Editor of the Herald. Sir.—A number of my friends and my- self would like to see a company of Boy Scouts formed in Rhos, as it was sug- gested in the Herald" last week. We would take a great interest in the work, and would do our best to be sharp and bright.—Yours truly, EDWARD THOMAS JONES. P.S.—Here are some of the names of boys who would like to join a company of Boy Scouts -E T Jones Dew Jones Richard Hughes David Griffiths John E Owens Edward Jones.
«. AGRICULTURAL LECTURES To the Editor of the Rhos Herald Sir.—Allow me a small space in your val- uable paper in reference to the above, which I understand has been under discus- sion at the last meeting of the Parish Council, and that they have decided to teem for another session, while the aver- age attendance for last year was only 20. As a mining district, and that the Roy- al Commission on mines advocates the lecturing to miners, with view to a de- crease in accidents. May I suggest that our Parish Council try a course on mining next time. I am sure if they had a few lectures similar to to the one given by Mr Winstanley Man- chester, on Mine Gases" (with experi- ments) at Wrexham about a month ago, the average would be above 20. What are other readers' views on the subject ?—Yours NITROGEN.
What a Rhos Woman Heard. Many a man owes his success and happiness to taking a timely hint. A Rhos woman tells us here how she heard of something which enabled her to over- come a serious difficulty. "As a remedy for kidney complaint I have every confidence in Doan's backache kidney pills," said Mrs S. Edwards, of 5, New-street, Rhos, Ruabon, when giving the details of her experience for publi- cation. 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 exert myself, which was very trying at 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 generally was improved. I shall persevere with the pills a while longer, and hope that my cure will be a permanent one. (Signed) Sarah Edwards." Do you have rheumatic pains back- ache ? pains in the loins and sides? dizzy spells ? is the urine high-coloured, painful in passing, scanty, or gravelly ? are your eyes puffy? your ankles swollen? are you irritable and depressed ? do you soon get tired ? If you have to answer "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 fatally. Ddan'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.
+ Miss Davies, Treborth, Menai Bridge, has erected at her own expense a sana- torium in connection with the Shillong Mission Station of the Welsh C. M. For- eign Missionary Society on the Khasia Hills, in India, and presented the same to the Society. v r
Chester Historical Pageant Notes THE THIRD EPISODEl The subject of the third episode. Mng-h with St. Anselm, rounds the Abbey of St. Werougi- A.D. 1095," is of particular interest, inasmuch as ?' direct descendant of the principal participator i this historic event is r.Eve to-day. The Duke cf Westminster, the Lord Lieutenant of Cbehiref traces his ancestry back to Hugh Lr.rus, the foaoc- er of the Abbey, so indelibly associated v.ilh the history of ancient Chester. The incident to be trayed at the Pageant was of epoch-making import- ance for the city, as it marked the commencement of a connection with the Benedictine .Monks, which lasted throughout many centuries. Hugh L'¡JpDe commonly known as Hugh the Wof, was the firsC Norman Fail of Chester. He came ever totals country with his uncle, William the Cocqusror, a Bratain was second only in importance to the Z BE: The reward of his services was a gift of laud ic many counties. History relates that when surrounded by LI,. barons and other retainers on an occasion at tie Cheshire seat, he announced his intention of es- tablishing in place of the Saxon Community of Canons whom he had created, an Abbot and Con- vent of the Benedictine rule. In 1( 93 Hugh Lcpss was seized with a severe illness, and he sent ova*' to Normandy for his old friend and adviser: Ansecn" Abbot of Beck, whom he wished to hdmineter ta him in his illness, ard advise him as the building and founding of the Monssterv. The EPISODE WILL OPfcN with the entry of Hugh Lupus, who will be depict' ed walking feebly with the aid of a stick, the in- firmity following his illness. He will be seen lean- ing on the arm of Robert FitzHugh. of Malpas, acc accompanied by a retioue, wh ch will include re,. presentatives of famous names William FitzSigel William Malbaoc, Hugh FitzOsbert, Richard Bar- rastre, Hame deMassey, Gilbert ce Yenables, aEt- Ricbard de Vernon. The sport of this distant ces- tury will be recalled by the presence in the Earls train of the Chief Falconer who will be accornpaDieè by an assistant carrying falcons on a frame. The iax-I with his retinue will move towards the C6Iit.t of the arena, where be will be joined by his Coun- tesd, the noble Ermsntrude, who will be attended bv a large number of ladies. The elocutionary art will be given mccfc F^t its this Episode. Seated in the centre Eagfe Lupap carries on with his Countess and chief attendaBts an interestirg and amusing colloquy, fully reiuimi-s- cent of those old days. He expresses keen disap- pointment at the non appearance of Anselm, whoas he had sent for three times, and while venting M? vexation on unlucky attendants a mounted messeD. ger announces the approach of the Abbot of Beck, The assembly disperse and arranpe theinseivse is formal order for the reception of the A bbot. Hugb chides Anselm for having tartied so long, and asks for the plans of the proposed Abbey, which spread out and examined and discussed. Anselm was AN ELOQUENT PLEADER. While aesorib'ng the a-ringeriierjti3 of the traild* ings and the rule of the life adopted at Beck is 6:I}- larged upon the benefits of a monastery as a seat of learning and a centre of Chustian influence. He is stated to have so moved his hearers that they vied one with the other in their offers of substau- ial gifts. Hugh Lupus will be represented sett is 5T a noble example by adding to his notable gift ct the Abbey of good fat hcres that I won with mf sword." He is followed by Ermentru'de, whose gift t4kes the form of an altar cloth made of gthSt I and silver thread and set with pearls. The bar or. & ( then will LF seen stepping forwaid and and inaldasj" their offerings In Chester alone the Abbey acquir- ed one fourth-part ot the city. The Earl's and Countess's gift included the whole street from the Northgate to the Abbey Church, a plnce for a mut at the Dee Bridge, tithes, etc Anselm, ho-wever- was not content with these secular gifts, and "asked for candidates for holy orders A number of peo- ple acquiesce and will be seen to step forward and kueel. Hugh himself is asked to enter the relijgioaS life but declines, promising, however, that if bv, did it would be in gt Werburgh's Abbey. The closing scene is that in which Anselm ap- points his ChHpiair, R chard, the first Abbot of the Abbey of St Werburgh, and then all move off ic processional order, the intention being announced as the laying of the'first stone of the holy edifice. It is interesting to note thst the poble Hugh, eigbi years after the foundation of the Abbey was bur. ied in the Chapter House of the Cathedral.
—————*————— CRICKET. RHOS v. WREXHAM ST. MARICSr Pliyed at Park, Wrexham, on Saturday afternoon. Khos were handicapped by the at)-etict- of four of the, best pUyers, but nevertheless gained a very creditable victory. Scores :— RHOS. ¡ Li. Griffiths b H G Davies e. H. Davies b H G Davies C S Humphreys run out O H Pritchard ",t Wilding b J E Evaus ? E E Perkins c T Jones b U G Davies W Bowler b Eviins 1C D Woods b H G Davies 0 Noel Jones b Davies 2 D Jones b Davies (' W Chtsworth not out 1 John Walsh b Davies C Extras rf WREXHAM ST MARK'S. R 0 Evans lbw b W Bowler 9 L T Dines c It Davies b H Pritchlird. C H J Davies b W Bowler a. C Davies c it Davies b H Pritchdrd J Moirish b 11 Pritchaid O" C 11 James b Buwler J Foulkes c J Jones b H Pritchvid a T E Jones b Bowler 1 H. Evans not out C* J Wilding b Buwler (I Edwards c I,' Daivies, b B(.widr 0 Extras ø Total 17
TROUT DESTROYED BY TAR. The Isle of Wight Rural District Council* who have decided to carry out ro«d tarring in different parts of the island to mitillite the dust nuisance, have received a letter from Mr. Percy Wadham (a well-known inland pis- cieulturist and holder of the world's record ior bait casting) protesting again-st the Coun- cil repeating the road tarring at Carifbrcooirc on account of its disastrous effect on the trout fishing in the Carisbrooke waters. Last Year surface water from the tar-sprayed road#* raw direct into the stream and killed practical! all the trout. He suggested the use of "lareo," a preparation which wao not im- juxiojif to animal life, the poisonous matter Ti8 Wea M tract ad.