Rhos Watering Cart. RHOS PARISH COUNCIL AND THE COUNTY COUNCIL. At the quarterly meeting of the Den- bighshire County Council, held at Col- I wyn Bay, on Friday, a letter was read dated May nth, from the Clerk of the Rhos Parish Council, asking that a water- cart may be used in Johnstown for road maintenance purposes, as in Ruabon and Coedpof-th, and a similar request in re- gard to Acrefair was also submitted. It was resolved that the water-cart be used occasionally in Johnstown and Acre- fair as well as the other places in which it is now used for watering. Councillor Gomer Roberts thought they must either water all the roads or none. The Rhos Parish Council had no business to interfere with the County Council, and he hoped they would decide with reference to the watering question once and for all. They ought not to wa- ter one district and refuse others, and he moved that the matter be suspended un- til a special committee which had been appointed to consider the question, made their report. It was pointed out that the committee had never been called. Ald. Samuel remarked that the Presid- ent of the Local Government Board had sent out a circular impressing on local authorities the importance of watering the streets frequently. Councillor Cromar said the committee was not now in existence. The dust nuisance had become such an awful scourge in the country, that something had to be done. It was all very well for gentlemen who were fortunate in not having to live along the main road to complain of the expense of watering. If anyone looked at the condition of their roads they would realise the fact that where a little money was spent in water- ing, the roads were in a much better con- dition. Besides, were they not paying for the watering of the roads in Urban districts ? They paid a considerable sum everv year for road maintenance in Ur- ban districts, which included the water- ing. Councillor Wilcoxon moved that the matter be referred to the Main Roads Committee. Conncillor Cromar seconded. Councillor Gomer Roberts moved an amendment that the matter be referred to a special Committee to be appointed,:but the resolution was carried by a large ¡ majority.
Ruabon Old.-Age Pensions. A meeting of the Old-Age Pensions' Sub-Committee was held in the Justices' Court Room, Ruabon. Alderman C. Jones, J.P., presided, and there were present Aldermen D. W. Roberts, Jona- than Griffiths, J.P. Mr J. S. Jones, C C., with Mr Samuel Galland, clerk, and Mr G. E. Elliot, pension officer. Twelve claims were received, of which nine were allowed 5s.. three were disallowed, one of the applicants having an income over ^31 IOS per annum, and the other two being disqualified through having re- ceived poor law relief during 1908. Three applications for increases were re- ceived from pensioners. Two of them were increased by is., and one was re- fused. _m-
Rhos man's good fortune. In the following paragraph a Rhos man tells of his good fortune. We not only offer him our congratulations, but thank him for his outspoken statement. Many j of us, too, will profit by his experience. It is Mr Joshua Davies, residing at 3, New-street, Rhos, who speaks. At frequent intervals," says Mr Davies. I was suffering with pains in my back and loins, accompanied by a tired, listless feeling, which made exertion of any kind distasteful. The pains in my back were very trying. t. Reading an announcement of Doan's backache kidney pills, I thought I would give them a trial, and soon afterwards I realized that they were doing me great good. The pains quickly disappeared, and with them the tired feeling and the depression. I continued with Doan's back- ache kidney pills for a while, and quickly regained my usual good health. I am pleased to be able to recommend the pills. (Signed) Joshua Davies." Don't neglect your kidneys if you have any such unmistakable sign of kidney and bladder trouble as puffy eyes, watery swellings in the ankles and limbs, urinary disorders, cloudy urine, rheumatism, aching back, pains in the loins and sides, irritability, nervousness, depression, and a constant worn-out feeling, Doan's backache kidney pills cure all these troubles by discharging the liquid poisons and waste in which so many fatal diseases have their beginning. 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 Davies hi*
North Wales Miners. I FULL TERMS OF SETTLEMENT. The full terms of the settlement of the disputes in the North Wales coalfield are as follows :— I, Snap time. A quarter of an hour to be allowed and machinery stopped, ex- cept on Saturdays. 2. Saturdays. Seven and a half hours to be worked, and no stoppages of mach- inery for meals, but facilities will be given for snap for a quarter of an hour. 3. Sunday labour shall commence at 11 p m. and end at 6 a.m., including both windings. 4. Surfacemen. The surfacemen man- ipulating the coal shall as a class not be asked to do other work than they did be- fore the Act came into operation. When, however, any section within a class finish- es its work it shall assist other sections to finish their work, but the time of employ- ment shall not be continued more than 30 minutes after the winding of coal ceases. This shall apply to every shift worked. 5. Six winding days per weekl to be worked. 9. The above arrangements to apply to all collieries in North Wales (except Hafod where the existing arrangement shall be continued), and the new arrangement shall come into operation on Thursday, August 12.
PENYCAE THE MATIONAL SCHOOLS.—The Dioce- an Inspector's annual report on the above schools, which has just been received reads -11 Mixed Department: Though the numbers have gone down owing to the opening of a new Council school in the neighbourhood, the quality has gone up. The children acquitted themselves excell- ently, which is very creditable to the new master and his assistants. Infants School Miss Jones and Miss Valentine do their work well as regards religious instruction. Every group in each school gained the mark excellent."
Theodore Martin s Illness. ALL HOPE ABANDONED. The condition of Sir Theodore Martin of Bryntisilio, rallied slightly, shortly after midnight, and is still conscious. Although all hope of recovery is definitely abandoned it is possibly that the period of acute crisis may be delayed for hours.
Presentation of Colours. MILITARY SPECTACLE AT WREXHAM. The reception of the colours, recently presented to the 4th (Territorial) Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers by the King at Windsor, was made the occasion on Sat- urday of an imposing spectacle. The ceiemony took place on Wrexham Race- course in brilliant weather and in the presence of some 5,000 spectators. The battalion, nearly a thousand strong, look- ing brown and workmanlike after their fortnight's training at Abergavenny, formed up on the football ground in front of the grand stand (which was packed with interesting onlookers, including the Mayor and Mayoress of Wrexham and the members and officials of the Corpora- tion) and received the Lord Lieutenant of Denbighshire (Colonel Cornwallis West), the Bishop of St Asaph, and Mayor-Gen- eral Lloyd, (the G.O.C. Welsh Division), and his staff with a general salute. The colours were subsequently carried to the saluting base by the colour party and sa- luted, after which the Lord Lieutenant end General Lloyd inspected the Battallion This part of the ceremony concluded, the colour party joined the drums were piled, the Bishop conducted a drumhead service. The Battalion subspeuently marched past the saluting base in column and quarter column, and were afterwards addressed by the Lord Lieutenant and Major Gener- al Lloyd.
RHOS. SPLENDID BUTTER direct from the farm at JOHN WiLLiAMS's, Bank Stores, High Street. Try a lb. You will be pleased. A DANGEROUS PRACTICE.—As a boy, ¡ living in School street, was swinging on the branch of a tree in Stryt-y-plas, on Tuesday, he fell and fractured his left forearm. Dr D J Williams attended to his injuries. SINGULAR ACCIDV-NT.-On Tuesday a rather singular accident happened in Princes road. A motor had driven up, and the driver on swinging the door of the car open, caught a bystander a violent blow in the temple. The man dropped to the ground, and for a time wis stunned. The charitable women of Princes-road, witnessing the mishap, hurried to the un- fortunate man's aid, and soon brought him 2!1 round. His POOR NOSE.—-A Rhos boy was a little time ago jistening to a brass band playing in a circle in the open air. He felt attracted by the trombone player, and Stood near him looking'up admiringly into 4iis face. But alas his admiraiion was shorc-lived. The trombone player, uncon- scious of the presence of his mute admirer shot out his arm to its full extent, and caught the little boy a violent blow on the nose! Needless to s iy, the little sufferer has transferred his hero-worship to a less dangerous memberjof tne band. RETURN OF THE" G's "The Rhos I G Company of the iTerritorial Force, returned home on Saturday from Aber- gavenny. The men looked fit and sun- burnt, and expressed great satisfaction with their fortnight under canvas. BRICKWORKERS UNIO- -.k meeting was held on Wednesday evening on the Cross, Rhos, by the above Union. The main object was to show the :brick wor lc.ers and general labourers of the district the advantages to be derived through being connected with the Federation. Council- lor Thomas Hughes, Copperas, President of the North Wales Miners' Association, presided, and speeches were made by Mr Fleming Eccles (assistant secretary of the Union), and Mr J T Watkins. We under- stand that a large majority ol the workers are desirous of joining the Union. SUNDAY SCHOOL TREAT.—St John's and St David's Churches held theirfannual treat on Wednesday last. A children's service was held in the Church, and the Vicar the Rev J H Thomas, gav capital address to the scholars. Mr J Davies. Plas-yn- Rhos, presided at the organ. From the Church, they paraded to the National School, where tea was provided. Games were afterwards played in a field adjoining the Vicarage. The Rhos Silver Band was also in attendance. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES—The Sunday School Anniversary services were held at Hill street Chapel, on Sunday last. All the meetings held were crowded, and the use of the side-room hqcJ to be requisition- ed in the evening. The meetings were conducted by the pistjr, the Rev R Williams. In the morning, the opening lessons were read by Mr Evan Evans. Songs, recitations, and dialogues by the prettily-robed children made up a bright and enjoyable meeting. The afternoon lesson was read by Mr J Parry Jones, and another varied programme was gone through. The evening lesson was read by Mr David Morgan Evans. Preparatory to the performance of the cantata Christ at Nain by the Chapel choir under the conductorship of Mr S A Duce, the Rev R Williams gave a short interesting ad- dress on the funeral customs of the Jews. The performance of the cantata was much appreciated, the solo parts, of which were sustained by Mrs W E Jones, and Miss J E Mills. The organist and accompanist was Miss A B Jones, and the precentor Mr Joseph Charles. Certificates were given to the following for passing success- fully the Scripture Examination of the Lancashire presbytery Above 21. Mrs A E Pritchard and Mr Eben Pritchard, first class certificate. Under 21. Millicent Mills, Prize and first class certificate. G Smith, first class certificate. Under 16. Chales Owen Davies, Prize and ffirst class certificate Sybil Edwards, Percival Sauvage, Alun Pritchard, first class certi- ficates Certificates also to Rosannah Hughes, Sarah JJane Jones, Evelyn Roberts, Sarah Jane Dodd, Robert Edge Edwards, Annie Hough, Wilfrid George Edwaids.
PONKEY- MISSIONARY ADDRESS.—On Sunday af- ternoon, the Rev W A Barlow, connected with the Santal Mission, Simultala E.J.R. Bengal, India, who is on a visit to this country on furlough, gave a missionary address to the scholars and teachers of Mount Pleasant English Baptist Church, Ponkey. Mr Barlow sang several songs in the Bengalese language, and gave ut- terances of the language. At the close, the pastor, the Rev J W Humphreys, pro- posed a vote of thanks to Mr Barlow for jhis visFt. whicb was seconded by Mr E S gvaas, Superintendent, <?:,
RHOS TOWN TALK, It is said That a large number of Rhos people are this week enjoying themselves by the sad sea waves. That Cae Enion is not exactly an ideal spot for allotments. That the amateur garde ler who tries to grow fruit there would be a hero indeed. That the allotment owners, if they de- cide to try the experiment, would either have to build a very high wall, or employ a staff of kepeers. I That Rhos urchins are eagerly looking I forward to the time when apples, goose- I berries, and other dainties will be grown for them on Cae Enion. J That the Rhos Rangers will have to kick the ball very gently next season, or it will damage the prospective allotments near their ground. I That Bob Williams, the Rangers' cen- tre-forward has signed on for Ton-y-Pen- tre, South Wales. That the amount of the surplus made out ot the eisteddfod is expected to be over ^50. That many thought Rhos eisteddfod was quite as successful, if not more so, than the Corwen meeting. That quoiting has become quite the rage in Rhos district this summer. That one enterprising publican recently offered the prize of a pig for the winner of a quoiting match on his Green, That the lot of the miner has been greatly improved by the Eight Hours ?I Act. That the majority of miners are home, having washed and eaten their dinner, by half-past three. That the North Wales Coal dispute has now been settled. That last Thursday w arrangements came into operation at all the North Wales Collieries, with the exception of Hafol That at Hafod the men have been r accustomed to have an eight hours wind- ing day, with continuous winding, and not set time for snapping with the machinery stopped. That if a toll-gate was fixed somewhere in Stryt-y-Plas, it would soon rake in enough shekels to pay for a watering cart. That grouse shooting on the moors Z5 commenced on Thursday last. That the shooting boxes on the moun. tain extend far beyond eyesight. That numerous owls are to be seen in the caves and caverns of Eglwyseg. That it is a very difficult task to find employment for the numbers of boys and girls who leave school every year. That the collieries and brickworks and all other means of employment here are full up." That the youth of Rhos will have to leave his native heath if he would find employment. That the pit and the brick-shed have swallowed and crushed many a bright and promising lad. e.. That for its size; population, and op- portunities, Rhos has as much talent as any place in Wales. That the humour and wit of the real Rhosite is proverbial. That the coal lurries this week have plied the streets in vain, whilst the ice- cream cart is eagerly welcomed. That the perspiration actually dripped from the finger-tips of the maneuvering Rhos Territorials, on Friday last. That the way trom Johnstown to Hafod Colliery will probably be lighted with electricity next winter. That the installation will be a great boon to the miners during the dark early mornings of winter. It # r/ That one of the local pools was on Thursday so packed with small bathers that they hardly had room to turn round in the water. That our readers will be glad to hear news of different Rhos people in America in tbe. tetter of Mr Lloyd in our W" I columns,
Mrs Lloyd George at Glyn. WELSH POETS' MEMORIAL. Exceptional interest was taken on Mon- day in the visit of Mrs Lloyd George to Glynceiriog to open a bazaar in aid of the village institute which is to be erected in the valley as a memorial to a group of na- tive Welsh poets (of whom Ceiriog is chief), Mr A. T. Davies, whose guest Mrs Lloyd George is, presided at the cere- mony. He stated that some years ago it occurred to many Welshmen that Glyn- ceiriog was much in need of an institution that would perpetuate the memory of its immortal sons and at the same time prov- ide the young men of to-day with a rally- ing point for intellectual refreshment. A suitable site for a building had been agreed upon. They had received encour- agement from high quarters. Mrs Lloyd George, who spoke in Welsh said she heartily concurred in all that had been said as to the desirability of bringing opportunities of self-culture and improve- ment within reach of young Wales. She rejoiced, to think that this was being done, aud that at the same time the memory of y the sweet poet with whose name the val- ley was associated was being memorial- ised as an inspiration amid the mountains. It was well in these days to create count- er-attractions to the public-house, and she: assured them that Mr Lloyd George took the keenest interest in the move- ment.
Suffragists at Rhyl. On Thursday afternoon some noisy scenes were witnessed on Rhyl sands,, when Miss Clarkson suddenly appeared to speak on the women's suffrage ques- tion. Miss Clarkson was subjected to- constant interuptions, and at one time' the meeting was rushed, and she was thrown off the box upon which she was' standing. Miss Clarkson sought to justify their intrusion at the National Eisteddfod by claiming that they only went there to in- terupt the Cabinet Ministers, and not once did they interfere with the music or bardic speeches, but her explanation was only jeered at. Despite the hostile reception, Miss: Clarkson announced that another meeting: would take place on Tuesday afternoon.
Youthful Poetic Genius. A HINT TO RHOS TEACHERS. Those pessimists who are never tired of telling us that the Golden Age of English- Literature is a thing of the past, will, we, fancy, have cause to modify their view as the result ot an experiment made some time ago. In last week's issue of the Lincoln Leader," we read that at the North District Senior Boys' School au* effort is being made by the head-master and his staff to create in his scholars a solid literary taste. One of the assistant masters (,at this school is Mr David W; Jones, late of Johnstown, who, being a descendant of a long line of Welsh bardsr took up the idea with much enthusiasm. Mr Jones had for some days been dealing' with the life and writings of Tennyson-r*" the Lincolnshire poet-whose centenary was celebrated on the 6th inst., and suc- ceeded in arousing the boys' interest to" an unusual degree. A few days after- wards without giving any previous notice- Mr Jones asked the boys to write on the? spur of the moment a verse on any topic they chose. The result was very instruc- tive and highly interesting. We give be- low two of the best productions, both of which were rewarded by Canon Morgan,, the chairman of the managers. Surely" we need no longer have any fear as to the future of English poetry, when we re- member that these verses are the work of boys just turned ten years of age. vVe; venture to suggest that a similar exptiri- iiient might with profit be made in ther Welsh schools of Rhos and district. The verses are as follows THE WILD FLOWEBS. (By H. Wlight.) Ah Fee yonder tree with drooping bowers, Anrl see in its shade yon few wild flowers, Which have divers colours—white and green,- Which I think the lovliest ever seen But look, some down ait) lying, And I fear- that they are dying, Tho' some are taking t as fun While upon them shires the sun. Now let u,, see where yon bee settles- It's dipped its head inside yon petals; A? d see the wasp go buzzing by Yery closely followed by a butterfly. SPUING. (By G. Garratt) In yonder fields where the lambkins spring, And the lark and thrush do merrily sing, There vhere I spent my hal,py hours, tioaming wild among the tlowers- 'Twas there where first I met my bride, She was sitting down by the old brookside. But alas nil that is gone, And now it is the burial tone.
Evan Roberts. Y mae Mr Evan Roberts, y diwygiwr,, wedi gwrthddweyd adroddiadau sydd wed:),' eu gwasgaru yn ddiweddar gyda golwg ar ei gynlluniau. Erys :yn bresenol gyda Mr a Mrs Penn Lewis, yn Leicester, a dywed na ydyw wedi dyfod i unrhyw benderfyniacP gyda golwg ar ei v/aith yn y dyfodol. Nid oedd Cynghor yr Eglwysi Rhyddion3 wedi gwneyd nmhyw gynyg iddo ef, ac ni wnaed unrhyw gynyg swydddogol iddo gaw y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd i'w ordeinio, er ei fod yn gweled ei enw wedi ei italeiddio yn* y flwyddyn 1906, yr hyn oedd yn dangos eu bod hwy yn ei ystyried yn gymwys yn 1906. Er pan y mae ei iechyd wedi tori i lawr, dywed Mr Roberts na chafodd y pwnc ei! grybwyll. Nid ydyw wedi rhoddi i fyny y bwriad i ddychwelyd i Gymru i gario gwaith, cenhadol, ond nid ydyw yn bwriadu gosock ei hun dan nawdd unryw symudiad.
Dan gyfarwyddyd Gwarcheidwaid Llan-" elwy mae meistr y tlotty yno i fyned a'f plant, sydd yn y sefydliad, dair gwaith yn yr wythnos o lelaf i ymdrochi yn y mor yip Rhyl. —o— Yn gynar boreu Llun aeth tank tar, a- ddefuyddid yn ngwasanaeth Cynghor Dines- ig Llandudno ar dan, tra yn gosod tar af heolydd ger Craigydon i at'dl Hwch. Oddi- wrth hyn faglodd y tar oedd ar yr heolydd,, ac am beth pelldcr gwelid j flfcrddardan.