RHOS TOWN TALK It is said That Wrexham is experiencing bad trade. A nightingale has been heard at The Gwastad, Wrexham. Has the state of trade anything to do with the discovery of the songster ? That another supposed nightingale has been heard at Caergwrle. Upon investi- gating the case it was found that the bird was a blind throstle, who could not tell the difference between night and day That no sooner has the terror inspired by the passing of the Earth through the Comet's tail subsided, than another terri- fying rumour of the end of the world is rumoured. That a good deal of mischief is done in Rhos by the circulation of journals and pamphlets, containing alarming reports of the end of the world. That when a group of Rhos young men were endeavouring to catch a glimpse of the Comet some time ago, a passer by was appealed to, to give his decision as to the whereabouts of the Comet. One of the group pointed to Jupiter, and the other to something no one but himself could see. The gentleman appealed to, however, begged to be excused settling the point on the ground that he was a stranger to these parts That several trees in the Llwyn and Pentrebychau have been twisted by the recent lightning. That the matter of the streets of Rhos appears with unfailing regularity upon the agenda of the District Council. That it is not too soon to expect our new Councillors to begin upon their pro- gramme at the District Council. That it is to be hoped they will not let a single opportunity slip of raising the grievances they have spoken of before they were elected. That once more the dusty season is up- on us. But where, Oh where is the pro- mised watering cart ? That very likely the matter will be rais- ed by some enterprising and intrepid Councillor towards the end of September. That it will be discussed until the winter comes, and then will peacefully slumher.' And so on, and so on, and so on, until new councillors are elected. 1 hen the whole rigmarole is gravely and with becoming dignity gone through again That a Gilbert-Sullivan opera is simply not in it' as compared with our proceed- ings at Rhos. That once more the Parish Council Fire Hose has been called upon to put a j fire out, I That it has proved itself to be more than a toy, although it cannot be depend- ed upon to put out a serious fire. The pressure of water from the hydrants is not strong enough to make the Hose as serviceable and valuable as it might be. That the bowling clubs of the district are now in full swing. The first prize in one local handicap is a pig, That the members of the Rhos Bowl- ing Club played Chester on Wednesday last, at Chester. The return match will be played at Rhos in about a month. That it would be a very desirable thing if the Young Liberal League could secure a bowling green for the summer months. As a recreation it would be a pleasant alternative to billiards. » On Tuesday, a man was summoned at Wrexham. for poaching. It transpired in Court that the wrong man had been charged, and complainant had to pay him a fee of a guinea. That the workmen of New Broughton Colliery are still on strike, with no im- mediate prospect of a settlement. That the Mountain Rights question is a very long time being settled. Already the costs in conuection with it have amounted to a considerable sum. That Mr Sam Pritchard has resigned the captaincy of the local Fire Brigade, and Mr Harold Johnson asked to accept the appointment. That the big pool Ponkey, in sum- mer weather becomes very insanitary, owing to the stagnant state of the water, and the rotting of dead cats. That it is just such a place as this that helps to breed dangerous pestilences. A That steps should be taken at once to make the conditton of the pool less of a menace to the public health. Thar the Rhos Eisteddfod tent will this year De lighted by electric arcs.
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RUABON POLICE COURT. Continued from Friday last.— THE WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT: CASE DISMISSED. Edward Richards, Central Buildings, The Cross, Rhos, was charged by Noah Price, inspector of weights and measures, with having in his possession an unjust weighing instrument, a beam scale. Mr Price said in February he was engaged in examining scales and weights at the Pub- lic Hall, Rhos. Defendant submitted one scales and one set of weights, and they were ready for use shortly after 10 a.m. next day. Messages were sent to defend- ant that the scales and weights were ready but up to one o'clock they were not sent for. At dinner time he called at defend- ant's shop to ask him to fetch them, and whilst waiting he examined the scales in use, and found them very much against the purchaser. He seized the scales, and sent them to the Public Hall, and instruct- ed his assistant to test the deficiency. Harold Cole, assistant inspector, said the scales were i oz n drams against the purchaser. Mr Marsden for the defence, said after defendant sent his scales for inspection he brought a set of scales from his Cefn es- tablishment to use in the place. Unfor- tunately the plate of the scales fell down I and defendant went to Liverpool and se- cured another one. Defendant's sister on using the scales, found the p!ate was too heavy, and in order to equalise mat- ters placed a two oz. weight in the pan on the other side. There was, therefore, no fraud on the purchaser. This scale was only in use whilst the other one was being examined by Mr Price. Theodosia Richards, daughter ot de- fendant, said her father sent a new plate instead of the one broken, and, on putting it on the machine, she found it was too heavy. She put a 20Z. weight in the pan to prevent the customers having short weight. Her father was not there that day and knew nothing of what occurred. Christmas Pemberton, errand boy in the employ of defendant, said he called for the scales at the Public Hall on the morn- ing in question, but they were not then reddy. Fred Twist, Wigan, who appeared on subpoena, said he was in defendant's shop on the day in question, and saw his daughter weighing half a pound of mut- ton chops for a customer with a half-pound and 20Z. weight on the pan. The magistrates decided to dismiss the case. ASSAULT AT RHOS. I Jane Baker, 9 Australia street, Ponkey. was summoned by Jane Hannaby, 13 Aus- tralia street, Ponkey, for assault. Com- plainant stated on May 17th defendant threw her to the ground and struck her several times with her fist. The trouble arose through a dispute as to right of way Complainant's husband corroborated. Defendant, who did not appear, was fined 5/- and costs. WIFE BEATING. Maigaret Hopwood, Chapel street, Ponkey, summoned her husband, Edward Hopwood, for assault. Complainant said the defendant had behaved very cruelly towards her for some time past, and on May 23rd struck her in the breast with a knife. Defendant, who pleaded guilty, was fined 10/- and cost.
E5 Fine for Unjust Weightbridge At Wrexham on Tuesday the Blacklane Colliery Company, Ltd., was charged with being in possession, for use, of an unjust weighing-bridge machine. Mr. Robert Wilkinson, managing director of the Co. stated that the Company was now in li- quidation. Mr Noah Price, inspector of weights and measures to the Denbigh- shire County Council, said he had re- ceived no notice of the liquidation. He added that in addition to the weighing bridge machine all other weighing ma- chines, including the pit bank machine, were seriously unjust. The Bench fined the Company t65 and costs.
Mr J. R. Clynes M. P. at Johnstown. Mr J R Clynes, M. P. (Manchester) ad- drsesed an open-air meeting on behalf of the Gasworkers' and General Labourers Union at Johnstown on Thursday evening last. Mr Fleming, Eccles, assistant sec- retary, presided, and among those present were the members of the Rhos Branch of of the Union. Mr Clynes, in the course of his address, dwelt on 'the advantage of trades unionism, and the need for working men to combine in order to assert their rights, and have fair treatment. His Union he described as the largest and most powerful general labourers' society in existence. It has 350 branches all over the country, and the last report showed that they secured advances affect- ing nearly 2,000 Lancashire members in 15 different branches, and to those cases obtained an increase in wages amounting in two years to a sum of ;614.000.
RHOS. APPOINTMENT.—Mr E Arden Davies, B.A., a native of New Quay, Cardigan- shire, has commenced duty as assistant master at the Ponkey Boys' Council. THE SILVER BAKD. -The Rhos Silver Band played selections of music at Ponkey on Saturday afternoon. On Tuesday they fulfilled an engagement at a fete at Bala. TEST SHOOTING.-Oll Monday last THE Rhos Company of Territorials journeyed down to the Erddig shooting range for the annual test shooting. SALVATIONISTS' MUSICAL FESTIVAL.— On Monday evening, the Wrexham Sal- vation Army Band provided a musical festival at the Salvation Hall in aid of the Rhos corps band. Captatin Bramwell, of Wrexham presided over a large audience The hand played selections, vocal quart- ettes, recitations, and violin solos were also given. A vote of thanks was accord- ed to the chairman and Wrexham friends, MARRIAGE OF MR TOM PHILLIPS.—On Wednesday last, at St John's Church, Chester, the marriage took place of Mr Tom Phillips, Furnace Bank, Ponkey, to Miss M. A. Jones, daughter of Mr and Mrs Philip Jones, Queen-street, Rhos. The bridesmaid was Miss Roberts, Ches- ter, and the best man was Mr A. E. Jones, Rhos. (brother of bride). After the ceremony, the happy couple left for Dublin, where the honeymoon was spent. MR JAMES SAUVAGE.—We understand that Mr James Sauvage, the renowned singer intends paying a visit to his native place. It is expected that he will arrive at Rhos the first Sunday in July. So Mr Sauvage will be just in time for the an- nual Eisteddfod, which takes place on the following day. It would add greatly to the enjoyment of the day if Mr Sauvage (for the sake of Auld Lang Syne) could be prevailed upon to sing at one of the meetings. RHOS ROAD>.—At the Kural Uistrict Council at Wrexham, on Thursday, the Rhos Roads Committee recommended that the Council refer the matter to the Surveyor and the Parish Council in order that the owners of.property might be approached to see what sum could be voluntarily raised to carry out repairs to the road. On the motion of Mr Cromar seconded by Mr D. Davies, the report waadopted. THUNDER AND LIGHTNING.—In the small hours of Wednesday, a terrible thunderstorm raged seemingly right over Rhos. About 2am., a mighty crash of thunder woke the majority of sleepers, and blinding flushes of Lv ked lightning- periodically lit up the darkness For a little more than balf <11 hour, crash fol- lowed flash in quick succession, the noise being terrific. Gradually the storm passed, and the lain came down in tor- rents. BOY STKUCK BY LiC.-FITNING.-On Tuesday even: a little boy of eight, nailed WiHie G. dri lis, son of Mr Wm. Griffiths, Smiih strict was playing near the railway line by the old gasworks. when he was been to suddenly fall to the ground. When he reached home, his mother was surprised to find that his hair and evebr v.vs h-td been singed, and that two of hi.s lingers had been cut open. The little fnùv; -aid that he felt the fire burn his hair aod play about him. It is conjectured that the boy had a marvel- ous ei;c;,p,- fiom being struck by the lightning- LOCAL FOOTBALL, —A committee of the Wrexham and District Football League I was held on Thursday, when the n-iedals were present to the winners—Rhcrs Rang- ers in the first division, and Ponkey North End in the second. The secretary has received several applications from fresh clubs to enter the League. We un- derstand the Rangers are trying to se- cure Llanerchrugog Park as a playing ground for next season. PERSONAL. We are pleased to see Rhosites to the front in fostering the Welsh national spirit when away in Eng- lish cities and towns, Mr D W Jones, (late of Johnstown) has been instrumen- tal in founding a Welsh society at Lin- coln. In response to an advertisement some 60 Welshmen were found in the city who met together, and decided to form a Welsh society. The inaugural meeting took place last week, Mr Jones being ap- pointed as secretary. It was decided to meet together to study Welsh history and literature. St David's Day will, of course be celebrated by an annual function. The social side is also not to be neglected- it being intended to form cricket and foot- ball clubs in connection with the society. This is as it should be. We congratu- late Mr Jones upon h s Cymric zeal and wish the society the success it deserves.
♦ JOHNSTOWN. WEDDING.—Ai interesting marriage was solemnised at the English Congre- gational Chapel, Johnstown, on Tuesday the parties being Miss Winifred Grounds, Queen street, and Mr Charles Evans. The Rev J Howell officiated and Mr Percy Jones presided at the organ. Mr Evan- is the organist at the English Congrega- I tional Church, Johnstown.
BIG FIRE AT RHOS. WORKSHOP COMPLETELY BURNT DOWN. On Sunday morning last, the work- rooms of Mr T. Llewelyn Davies, con- tractor, School-street, caught fire, and were burnt to the ground. At what time, and how the fire origin- ated is not exactly known. The first sign was discovered about quarter to seven on Sunday morning, smoke being seen issu- ing from one end of the building. The alarm was immediately given, and Mr Llewelyn Davies roused. In an increditable short time the flames succeeded in getting a firm hold of the large shed, which was of wood and cor- rugurated iron, and the crackling noise of burning timber could be plainly heard for some distance. The alarming rapidity of the fire roused the neighbours, and the thick rolling smoke attracted a large number to the scene. A telephone message was sent to Wrexham for the Fire Brigade, and the local Parish Council Fire Hose was quick- ly attached to the nearest hydrant. Ic at once became evident that the building was doomed. The inflammable I material in the building fed the flames, and at its height the blaze threatened the adjoining buildings. The crowd were powerless to stay the progress of the fire. They could only look on helpless. The more active ones however, stripped their coats and pro- ceeded to save the stock of timber, scores of planks and boards being run out and placed out of harm's way. The local fire hose, in the hands of Mr Thomas Davies, (Bala) get to work smartly, the amateur firemen wisely sat- urating the portion of the building not reached by the fire. The hose, although incapable of putting out a serious fire, was a useful aid to prevent the fire spreading to the nearest house. In less than an hour after the fire was first discovered, the iron roof fell, and the sides collapsed. Inside the building glimpses of the machinery could be seen, all ruined by the fire. When the blaze had quieted down, the Wrexham Fire Brigade arrived, and assisted in putting the remainder of the fire out. From the spectacular point of view, the fire was a fine sight. Many were aroused from sleep by the news, and ran to the scene without having completed their usual Sunday morning toilette. It was fortunate that the workroom was practically detached from any other building. Had it been part and parcel ot the houses surrounding, there is no doubt most disastrous consequences would have followed. As it was, the place was burnt to the ground, and the valuable machinery ruined. The damage done is estimated at £ I(IOO, and is partly covered by insur- ance.
+ Correspondence. THE FIRE AT SCHOOL-ST. To the Editor of the Herald. Will you kindly allow me through the medium of your valuable columns, to ex- press my sincerest thanks to my many friends and neighbours, also the Fire Bri- gade, for the valuable assistance which they so bravely rendered during the de- structive fire which occurred at my works last Sunday morning.—Yours, &c., T. LL. DAVIES.
WESTMINSTER STRIKE PAW, —O— THE AGENT EXPLAINS. On Wednesday evening, a meeting1 4$ miners was held in the Public Hall, Rhos? when Mr Edward Hughes, Miners' Ag-ent attended to explain matters connected with the recent dispute at Westminster Colliery. Mr Enock Smith presided. Mr Edward Hughes, Miners" Agcnt, said he was present as their faithful set.*• vant, and he challenged any wo;fkjma»? employer, or delegate in North Wales to say that he was anything but that, He* had come there to testify to the truths He had been loyal and faithful to ttie Ff;ld- eration in his actions at Westminster Colliery. Someone suggested that hit should meet Mr Robert Jones. He was ready to meet him before any tribunal. It they had not got confidence in the Agent, Executive and Council, tef tbe«$ call a special delegate meeting, which was the final court according to their rules. He was willing to Jay the case be" fore a Commission consisting of three ex- perienced miners, with three chosen by Mr Robert Jones. Mr Hughes then re«" ferred to the question of strike pay, and what occurred at Westminster when the money was paid out to the mei,), ;and claimed he was only doing what be thought was right when he offered o £ tf four days' pay, according to his reéuiljtl of the rule. In conclusion he appealed for the confidence of the Hafod miners. Mr K. Wynn proposed that they members of the Hafod Lodge should leave the matter entirely in the hands of the Council, and that they pass a rote of confidence in the Agent and thecouncil, Mr D. Davies, Glasgow Hoase, 3W-v- onded. Mr Wm Garner proposed in addition that the matter be brought before tbC Lodges after it had been considered by the Council, prior to a final decision foe-* ing arrived at bp the Council. The resolution proposed by Mr Vfynn and Mr Garner were then ptst to meeting and carried-
DENBIGHSHIRE LICENSES. -0- COMPENSATION AWARDS. On Thursday a supplemental meeting' of the Denbighshire Licensing CoRSroitte^ was held. Mr Jelf Petit presided, aa$! there was a full bench. The Committee considered the clahno sent in respect of nine licensed houses afifsS5 the amount of the compensation jnonejf" submitted in respect of the premised. The houses in question were as follows The sum ^350 was claimed for ill#" Prince of Wales Inn, Cefn Mawr, and th&" Committee allowed ^300, giving the ten- ant ^15 but they also allowed the sum" of £ 26, which the tenant owed the landlord, to be forgiven, making the, ten- ant's compensation ,,C4?, ^864 was claimed in respect of th" Butchers' Arms, Llangollen, but the Com- mittee offered ^363, which was not ac- cepted. £ 761 was claimed for the Star Inu, Llangynhafal, near Ruthin. The Com" mittee offered ^363, which was not 11 cepted. For Ashford's Shop, Denbigh, whicfe1 has a full licence, ^2,600 was clai The Committee valuer put the rnount of compensation at £380. The Committed' offered £450 and this was refused. £ 760 was claimed for the Nag's Header Ruthin. The Committee offered ;C4,5,4; and this was not accepted. Respecting the Forresters' Arms, LJaO" gollen, .£1,690 was claimed. The COIn" mittee offered^420, but this was declined* £ 1,400 was claimed for the Hand Inn, Ponkey. The Committee offered ÆïSo but this was not accepted. £ 737 was asked for the Sea Liori 3uiv Rhos. The Committee offered 6420, and1 Mr Bate, for the owners asked tor a week to consider the offer. ^965 was claimed for the Alexandra Vaults, Wrexham The Committee offer* ed ,£'800 and this wa., accepted.
CRICKET. Played at Rhos on Saturday. Score- BERSHAM Pemberton o EvanB b N Jones J Jones c Ev ns b L Griffiths 14 Ratoliffe b W Bowler m 11 Thompson b L Griffiths 4- A Evans b L G, iffiths 6 J E Griffiths c and b W Bowler 0 Jones b L Griffiths 9 Baker c Evans b Griffiths 2 Penninton b W Bowler (1 Littleholei; not out Williams b Bowler$ Extras i>& BHOS. R Davies run out" L Griffiths 0 i vans b Thompson ø. D Davies 0 Williams b Radoliffe 11 W Bowler b J Jones „ 8" Pobts c O Jone b J Joses H Pritchard 0 Baker b Radoliffe N JoDes 0 E-\ ans b Radoliffe 2* R Pritchard c Baker b J E Griffiths ti1 P Evans not out 1 Extras 4 '"15 I ogttrs did dot bat-