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RHOS. FOR CV .—To-morrow (Saturday) the local contingent of Territorials entrain for their camp at Aberystwyth. They will be under the charge of Capt. Davies and will be away fifteen days. SCHOLASTIC.—Miss Nesta Powell, School-street, and Mr Harold Gant, have both passed their degree of B.A. with Honours ir Latin.—Mr J. H. Machie, Johnstown, has passed the moderations examinations at Brasenose College, Ox- ford. CHILD NEARLY CHOKED.—On Wednes- day aUerncon, a child of Samuel Ellis, Church-street, swallowed a bone which stuck in his throat. With great difficul- ty Dr D. J Williams managed to extri- cate it, and but for his timely appearance, in all probability the child would have suffocated. CORRECTION.—In our last issue we re- ported that the National School children, who competed on Caller Herrin"" at Rhos Eisteddfod were given an exellent tea by Mrs Evans, Bronwylfa. This was not so. We should have stated that the tea was provided them through the gen- erosity of Mrs J. Williams, Cross Foxes. Mrs s was at one time a teacher at the National Schools, and she still takes a Harm interest in the schools. Music" L. -Miss E. A. Williams, Nant, Coedpoetn, a pupil of Mr John Williams, Brinley House, Rhos, has successfully passed the Preparatory Grade in piano- forte playing,—At the recent examina- tions cf the I.S.M. held at Wrexham, Dilvs M. Parry, Acrefair, successfully passed Grade in (Intermediate) in Piano- forte playing.—Ceridwen Davies, Rhos, passed in Grade i. Both are pupils of Mr E. Emlyn Davies. -At the same ex- amination Miss Celestine Parry, passed and obtained Honours in Grade u. In the Preparatory Grade, Master Frederick Griffiths, Johnstown, passed and obtained Honours. Master Griffiths obtained 91 ,out of ico. Both are pupils of Mr Car- adog Roberts, Mus Bac. Oxon. FALL FRO A SWING BOAT.-On Sat- urday last a nasty accident took place or thy fair ground of the White Lion yard. A young man named Moses Willians, Hail-street, was in a swing ijoat, when somehow or other his leg was caught as the boat was descending, the impact fracturing it. The injured onn ;j conveyed home in the arms of his friends, and lost consciousness before reaching hi.s isouse. On the way, a'man, proficient i mbulance vvoik, seeing the injured i being carried so awkwardly, asked the •• ;n to lay him Bar on the ground, in order that he might render him fr E The man's services were, however, refused. Medical aid was sum- moned as soon as they got the injured man br and as was feared the limb was fou .d to be broken- On Monday the unfc tub :ate man ivris removed to the Infirmary, v r:-re it is sincerely hoped he will have -jeCy -co,-eN-. -We should like to e -'o.sise hsre. as we have em- phasised ir times betore, the need of a few arrt" Ja ico stretchers at fixed places in the c--strict The injured man must have suffered untold agony on Siturday through carried as he was all the way I; is a crying shame that a community cf twelve thousand people cannot of a single ambulance car- rier.
POSKEY. MARRI"AG8.—On Thursday last at the Registiv Gff'ce, Wrexham, Mr H. H Maurice, H rdresser, Bnnk-street, Pon- key, was carried to Miss Hannah Jones. daughter of Mr Isaac Jones, Brynydd, Ponkey. They will take up their residence at Feilrla,z Road, Ponkey. WI-:DEH:W».—The wedding took place on Monday, of Mr J. J. Pemberton. Rhos- tyllen, to M. A. Hughes, Ponkey. Miss Pemberton was the bridesmaid, and Mr T. A, W.uiams was best man. The Vicar ct Esciusham performed the cere- mony. A WEO:r. —On Monday last, at Bethei C'hapel, Ponkey, the marriage took place of M Dorothy Jones, daughter of Mr Samuel Jones, School road, Ponkey, to Mr Fred Kinnaird, Highfield road, Pendleton. Manchester. The Rev E. Is- iryn Williams officiated. The brides- 4maid wa-, Miss Mary Jane Jones, School- road, ai d the best-man was Mr Wm A. Hughes. After the cere- mony a reception was held at the house of the bride's sister, where a number of I guests v-ere invited. The bride's dress was of aid Rose, primmed with cream lace, a- d hat to match, and the brides- maid were a white silk dress, with hat to snatch. Ti e happy couple will spend a short he. v at Ponkey. prior to taking up tli e;, rat- Manchester. Mr and Mrs Kinr.aird were the recipients of numerous presets.
JOHNSTOWN. C()'R:'F.i-J our repf rt Roabon Pol- ice Court rseli. in the OJiiMren's Act Case we stated t, defendant tsra1* found sitting in the kiv'.i'o-i \ö 'ihculd hurt stnted that she was LunJ 3 :»:tcben. The licensee told -bar tie e<>v i ¡", aljvw lter ir f"uID with the tiiild. 1 HORSE FALLS DEAD.—A valuable horse ba- longing to Messrs Huntley & Mowatt, Island Green Brewery, Wrexham, dropped dead in Hill street, on Thursday. The horse was pro- ceeding down the hill with another animal at- tached to a dray when it suddenly collapsed. SUNDAY DRINKING.—Robert Hughes, 6 Yale street, Johnstown, was summoned at Wrexham on Monday for being drunk in Empress road. The Officer said that on 10.15 on Sunday night he found defendant drunk and incapable. The Mayor Last night, was it ?—Yes, sir, The public-houses were all closed 7-Yes, sir. The Mayor The Bench have a pretty good idea of where these cases come from, but we are powerless to deal with them. The Clerk Where do you come from 7-From Johnstown. What brought you to Wrexham ?—I had been down to King's Mills. Defendant was fined 5s and costs, or in de- fault, seven days. JOHNSTOWN AMATEURS.—The annual to general meeting of this club was held on Monday, Mr H. Hannaby presiding. The following officers were elected President, Mr W. Davies, Restaurant; chairman, Mr Richard Jones, Maelor-rd secretary, Mr Robert Jones, Merlin-st; treasurer, Mr W. Davies, Travellers' REV T. A. THONTAS.The induction of the Rev T. Arthur Thomas (formerly oi Johnstown) as pastor of the Dogley Lane Congregational Church, Huddersfield, took place on Wednesday last. Among the letters of greeting read were those from Revs J. T. Miles (Wrexham), H. Dennis Jones (Cefn) Mr S. Nicholas, (Johnstown) and Mr W. J. Punchard. 40
PENYCAE. CHURCH PICNIC.-The annual picnic in connection with St Thomas's Church, Penycae, was held on Wednesday at Tyddyn Ucha Farm, by kind permission of Mr A. F. Phillips. A large gathering of members and friends sat down to an excellent repast, after which games were played, and the Wrexham R.W.F. Band played for dancing until dusk. »
Wrexham Guardians and their…
Wrexham Guardians and their Hat Contract. A meeting of the above was held at Wrexham yesterday. ¡ The Clerk read correspondence which had passed between him and a local firm with reference to the supply of certain hats to the Workhouse, from which it appeared the Visiting Committee alleged the hats were not according to sample. Correspondence had taken place for some time, and the Guardians at last informed the firm that they would not accept the hats supplied, and had ordered them else- where. Mr G Cromar refer-red to the matter in moving the adoption of the Visiting Com- mittee's report, and said they must keep their contractors up to the standard of the samples they tendered for. Mr E D Roberts said there was an im- pression that the Workhouse Master was -)reN hard to deal with in the matter. He thought he did quite right in not allowing the sample hat to be tii ken out of the house Mr Cromar said the Woikhouse Master had nothing to do with the matter. The Visitiog Committee inspected all goods and articles supplied, and they were de- termined to have their goods according to sample. I
A Popular Postmaster.
A Popular Postmaster. On Monday evening Sir Watkin W Wynn presided over a representative meeting at Ruabon, and on behalf of the inhabitants ot the postal district, which embraces a considerable portion of East Denbighshire and the Ceiriog Vale, pre- sented Mr William Jones, for nineteen years postmaster of Ruabon, with an ad- dress and a case cutlery, of the value of ^82 subscribed by the inhabitants on the occasion of his retirement through ill- health. Mr Jones was also presented with an address from twenty-four sub-post- masters and mistresses and a silver- mounted walking-stick from the staff +
The Denbigh Boroughs.
The Denbigh Boroughs. MR CLEMENT EDWARDS RETIRES Mr Clement Edwards, who was until the general election member for the Den- bigh Boroughs, has accepted the invita- tion of the East Glamorgan Liberal As- sociation to contest that division as the Liberal candidate at the next election. Mr C B Stanton, Aberdare, is at present before the division as the Labour candi- date. The withdrawal of Mr Edwards leaves the Liberals of the Denbigh Boroughs without a candidate. It was decided to invite Mr Edwards again to contest the seat, but, the Liberal Council were finding it difficult to retain him ow- ing to the presure brought to bear upon him from other constituencies; and this pressure has undoubtedly caused him to sever his connection with the division. No steps have yet been taken to secure a successor to Mr Edwards, but several names have already been mentioned. It is stated that an effort will be made to se- cure the services of Mr William George brother of the Chancellor of the Excheq- uer, as Liberal candidate for the Boroughs The names of Mr Lief Jones, (who sat for 8 Appleby in 1900 and 1606, Mr Allan 8 Bright (who sat for Oswestry in 1904) and I Mr Gladstone of Hawarden are also men- tiuned.
RHOS TOWN TALK
RHOS TOWN TALK It is said That nearly a hundred Rhos people bought tickets in connection with the Lower Deep Pit's annual draw. N ,t one however succeeded in drawing a prize. That several Rhos people attended the Pageant on Wednesday last. Unfortun- ately what would have proved to be a brilliant spectacle was marred by the rain. That Rhos and Ponkey male voices are again hard at it practsiing for Caergwrle Eisteddfod on "The Martyrs." That nearly every boy and girl who have arrived at the age of articulation, have learned Great Cfesar by heart. The familiar strains are te be heard near- ly every night by juvenile basso profun- do's and piping young tenors. We are only daily expecting the birds to take up the refrain. II That Stryt y Plas has developed into Le Grand Boulevard of the nighbourhood lately. It has become the resort not on- ly of cooing couplets, but of innumerable go-carts and dozens of male voice parties. That baths would pay splendidly in Rhos is proved by the fondness for bath- ing exhibited by the boys of the district. One day last week, the mountain pool was literally packed with boys, looking quaintly picturesque in their birthday suits. So full was the pool that not an- other boy could by hook or by crook be stuck in. That the pool, being uncovered by either shady elms or any sort of leafy protection, becomes at times a source of great embarrassment to polite passers by. Boys, boys, you should save your pocket money and speculate in bathing suits. That the Parish Council have instruct- ed the Footpath Committee to prepare a scheme of how best to remedy the con- tinually breaking bridge on Cae Enion footpath. This bridge has been a source of great danger for some months, and on one occasion was the scene of a fatal ac- cident. That it is to be hoped the old bridge will be done away with altogether, and a suitable brick structure erected in its place. No one will rue the disappearance of the old bridge, except perhaps those who have their initials on it. These days, however, the picturesque must give place to the safe and serviceable. That the spectre of unemployment which seems to be stalking unchecked over the country, has even trodden on the teaching profession. Some half-doz- en Rhos teachers will after the holidays be 'out of a job.' That suitable ground for the Rhos Rangers' next season has not yet been se- cured. It is to he hoped that ground will be found somewhere in the neighbor- hood. A winter ur Rhos without the weekly excitement of the Rangers' is I unthinkable. That the group of speculators (of whom we have heard so much in the past) have again been seen in the neighborhood. Two years ago they were supposed to op- en a new china clay works, and last year they were to give us cheap electric light. This year it is said that they contemplate building a soap works. This decision was arrived at after seeing so many young hopeful's whose countenances were not exactly shining. That last week another instance of a dog's faithfulness, even unto death, hap- pened in this district. That a Penycae sheep drover was bring- ing some sheep home from Oswestry, and when near Newbridge, one of the flock- ran on to the viaduct. The drover sent his sheep dog after the errant sheep, and in endeavouring to save the sheep, the dog lost its life by falling over the bridge.
CRICKET. Played at Buckley on Saturday. Scores :— j RHOS. R Davies, b T Rowlhnds H Griffiths, c H Moare, b A Peters 2 D Woods, b T Rowlands 0 W Bowler, c Piercy, b J Peters 0 N Jones, b A Peters 15 H Pritchard, c Morris, b J H Williams 3 Sydney Fisher not out 5 A Potts b T Rowlands 24 Extras 10 Total. (il Lewia Wainwright, E C Perkins, and H Fisher did not bat. BUCKLEY. T J Davison, c Perkins, b Prit cbard 9 T Roberts run out 6 H Moore b Jones I 17 H Piercy, run out I I <> J Dunn, run out 6 T Lindop, c Pritchard, b Bowler 0 A Peters, c Davies, b Jones 8 K Shone, c Pritchard, b Bowler 1 J W Williams, c Pritchard b Bowler 1 T Rowlands, b Bowler 2 J Peters cot out 0 Rxtras 10 I Total 60
AN INDUSTRIAL COMPARISON.
AN INDUSTRIAL COMPARISON. SAN FRANCISCO 1554 Noe Street, June 20 1910. To the Editor of the Rhos Herald In your issue of June 4th just ocme to hand appears an article from your pen un- der the headline Local Emigration." I do not wish to criticise your suggestion as to the need of more industries for Rhos, but I believe that there are plenty of industries in Rhos, if only they were conducted for the interests of the many and not for the private profit of the few. Much as you deplore the outlook may it be on record that the Parish of Rhos is not the only victim of the present condi- tion of things. The situation is just as acute in this far off land. Present lack of employment is a result of twentieth century growth of the mach- ine which has outplaced human beings in the production of commodities. What we ought to do is to take hold of this machine and direct it to conserve human energy. We hear a good deal about un- employed acts and legislative amend- ments brought about as a consequence of the social unrest which permeates all quarters. My humble opinion is legisla- tive amendments may lessen the acute situation, but it will never abolish it. The present machinery of the poor law, while involving a steadily increasing de- mand upon the ratepayers is doing little to diminish the extent of destitution What we are in need of in the main are (I) Reform to render the industries of the world to serve the people. (2) To run the machine for the many and not for the few. '(3) To reduce the hours of labour according to the growing capacity of the factory. John Stuart Mill says" it is question- able if all the mechanical inventions yet made have enlightened the day's toil of any human being." This means that'the achievements of the human mind has been thwarted by human injustice. One of the gravest accusatians against our industrial system is that it does not produce in the common man the pride of good work. Why should men take in- terest in something they do not possess ? What motive has the average toiler to work for starvation wages, while his mas- ter piles up his millions. Our system has made the immense majority of industrial workers into mere hirelings. The econom- mic and moral loss to the community by this paralysis of hum tn action is beyond computation. Aged men are no longer a crown of honour, but an industrial handi- cap. Young men are making mock at- tempts at keeping house while their wives are at work in the factory. The power of capitalism and its corroding influence is so great that it is superfluous to speak of it. The present competitive system is bas- ed upon selfishness. The power by which all humanity could rise from want and the fear of want actually submerges the vasti majority into a perpetual state of poverty and degradation. When wealth is mul- tiplying beyond all precedent an immense number of paupers are growing, and the situation becomes chronic. Workingmen strike lor better condi- tions only to be driven back by their own clubs, hunger and want. It can be said of the average wage-earner that he is on- ly a few weeks from destitution even in most prosperous times. We are in the throes of a great war which will ultimate- ly bring about a more even distribution of the abundant wealth now stored in the packing houses waiting for the prices to increase. The justice and efficiency of this new regime depends solely on the in- telligence of the common people. The only solution of the existing state of af- fairs is the broad and intelligent educa- tion of the masses along the lines wherein lies the only hope of the proletariat. S. J. Jones.
CRUELTY TO PIT PONIES.
CRUELTY TO PIT PONIES. i' Sir,—Many are the barbarities perpet- rated in trade and encouraged—often un- knowingly—by kindly people, but it is hard to conceive anything more distress- ing that the fate of that poor helpless slave of modern civilisation, the pit pony, the treatment of which is a crying shame to this great nation. There can be absol- utely no question as to the horrible and revolting cruelty which prevails among many of the men and boys employed in our coal mines. While it is quite true that the conditions under which the hu- man workers are employed are far from what they might be, and in some cases are I believe very bad, those of the hap- less ponies are many times worse. Be- sides being forced to pass their lives in unnatural surroundings covered withl sores and bruises hardly ever seeing the light of day, tasting a blade of fresh grass, or breathing a whiff of pure air they are kicked and cuffed, beaten with thick staves, or pick shafts, and deprived ot food and water for long periods. Bar- barities even worse than these are not un- known Such is the exceeding brutality in some mines that animals have had their sight deliberately destroyed or had their tongues torn out by the roots some- times they have been fatally wounded or killed outright by a savage blow, All this may be safely and emphatically stut- ed. Those of your readers who wish for further information should write to Mf Francis A. Cox, the energetic Secretary of the National Equine Defence Leagu 27 Beaconsfield Rood, New Southgate,, who has issued several excellent leaflets-' on this terrible subject and has done scr1 much to draw attention to the sufferitigs-, of the pit pony. London, N. J Collinsoo.
Tribute to Mr Powell Edwards
Tribute to Mr Powell Edwards The "Edison Phonograph Monthly P for July contains a portrait and biography ical sketch of Mr Powell Edwards, Rhos, in the course of which it says:—Like most Welshmen, Mr Powell Edwards commeoc* ed to sing at an early age, even making.' r, y public appearances while still in his teens. Stirred by the ambition which animate5" all young singers in his country to win prizes at these gatherings, Mr Edwards entered a baritone competition just before he had attained the age of sixteen. Hf then won his first prize, after which he says he met with many severe disappoint-- ments, until the eminent teacher, Mr \-Vil. frid Jones, took him in hand, trained an# encouraged him, and entered him for aii, important competition, of which he waf finally adjudged the winner out of thirty- three contestants. This was the turning point in Mr Edwards's fortunes there-- after he piled success upon success at all the chief eisteddfodau in North Wales, and won the baritone prize at the Lian- gollen National Eisteddfod of W ales. I Spurred on by this victory, Mr Edwards- bodly entered for the National Eisteddfod held, in 1909 at the Royal Albert Half' It was here that he succeeded in gaining- the first prize out of thirt-y-six competitors- On this occasion he was warmly congrat-, ulated by the judges on his remarkable performance, which they said, had never been surpassed on a public platform,- The outcome of this series of successes by the young baritone was, of cousre* numerous demands for his services at con" certs. Mr Edwards has a voice of the true baritone timbre, that is to say, a voice which partakes of the best and most telling qualities ot the tenor and the basee His style is well formed, and his phrasing and enunciation point to painstaking study Mr Edwards has already won laurels, but so exceptional are his talents and sc?s worthy his ambitions, that the world oV music will yet hear much more of him.
No change for 3i years.
No change for 3i years. -0- 2 CHIRK INCIDENT. For years the Chkk opinion repeate«f4 here has remained unchanged. Indee«d, a 3} year's test has served but to render it more full of encouragement than ever, Mr Maurice Davies, who lives at 84, • Chirk- green Chirk, nr Ruabon, says :— "Before I used Doan's backache kidney pills I suffered a great deal with pains in my back and across my loins. About two months ago I was so bad that I was off work for three days. The pains were just as severe when I was in bed as when f was at work. I tossed about all night,* and in the mornings I was dull and tired. "I heard a lot about Doan's Backache' kidney pills, and determined to try their? myself. They very soon eased the pains and now I am all right. I have told many' people about the good Doan's pills have done nie, and I shall continue to recom-" mend them whenever I can." In reply to an enquiry, made 3! years' afterwards, As to whether the benefit had' proved thorough and lasting, Mr Davies*- said :— I am glad to say I have kept in good health since I was cured by Doan's back-' ache kidney pills some years ago." Doan's backache kidney pills are two1 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 Davies had.
North Wales Miners and Parliamentary…
North Wales Miners and Par- liamentary Levies. A motion in the case of Wright v the' North Wales Miners' Association earner before Mr Justice Joyce on Friday. It was for an interim injunction to restrain the Association until the trial of the action- from making payments out of their funds' towards the Miners Federation or to the- local Labour fund or other bodies for the purpose of assisting, securing, or main- taining, representatives in Parliament or or upon local bodies. Mr Clement Edwards, for defendants, said he was willing to give an undertak- ing, subject to the proviso that the asso- ciation should receive payments for the purposes complained of if requested frorir their members, when accompanied by the statement that the payments are entirely voluntary. Mr Stewart Bevan insisted upon an in' junction. His Lordship said he thought the un- detaking sufficient, and directed the costs to be costs in the action.