EAST DENBIGHSHIRE. Mr Hemmerde's Campaign. Mr Hemmerde, K.C., opened his cam- paign in East Denbighshire on Thursday week, when he addressed a series of suc- cessful meetings at Rhostyllen, Ruabon, and Acrefair. On Friday last. Mr Hemmerde ad- dressed an enthusiastic gathering of Lib- erals at New Broughton. The New Broughton Male Voice opened the meet- ing by singing Comrades' Song of Hope," and Mr Hemmerde, speaking from his extensive experience of the cam- paign in all arts of the country, said the Liberal party never went into the fight with better prospects. The same night Mr Hemmerde spoke at Brynteg. He said that Germany only managed to raise three millions by taxing manufactured goods, not 37 millions as Mr Rhys said, and the other day, when Germany had a deficit of 30 millions, no one proposed to raise the taxes on manu- factured goods. It was all very well for tariff reformers to talk about "dumping." England was dumping more than any other country in the world. England, under Free Trade, was invading foreign markets more than the foreigner was in- vading our markets. Tariff reform was unfair. It was not the survival' of the fittest but of those who pulled wires best. On Tuesday night Mr Hemmerde spoke at Denbigh and Ruthin, in support of the candidature of Mr Clement Ed- wards.
Meetings at Rhos and Johnstown ENTHUSIASTIC GATHERINGS. Meetings in support of Mr Hemmerde's candidature were held at Johnstown and Rhos, on Monday evening. The Johns- town meeting was under the presidency of Mr C. Morgan. The meeting in the Public Hall, Rhos was to have been presided over by Dr J. C. Davies, Plas-yn-Rbos, but in his una- voidable absence, the chair was taken by Mr W. M. Jones. In his address from the chair, Mr Jones said that Mr Hem- merde was busy fighting for the Liberal cause in all parts of the country, and would be unable to address a meeting in Rhos until the day before the poll-janu- ary 24th. As the electors of a strong Liberal constituency, Mr Hemmerde felt and felt rightly, that he could do more important work away, than by staying in East Denbighshire preaching to the al- ready converted. (Cheers). Mr I. D. Hooson moved a resolution pledging the meeting's support of the candidature of Mr Hemmerde. Mr Hooson was afforded H rous:ng reception, and in an excellent speech called the at- tention of the electors co the momentous questions before the country. The ques- tions, he said, were perfectly clear and simple, despite the efforts of the Tories to weave fantastic clouds about them. The one supreme and dominating note in this election was Who was to rule, the Peers or the People ? What was it to be the Budget or Tariff Reform ? He found it hard to believe how anyone could hesitate in his reply. Let them he sure of their reply, for their reply would be Wales' re- ply. (Cheers). No nation had more cause to give a clear and emphatic answer than W.>!rs, for no nation had suffered so much at the hands of the House of Lords as Wales had. For years the Peers had poked fun at the claims of Wales. (Shame) The House of Lords it was that blocked the way to religious freedom. But the wages of sin was death. The Lords had sinned grievously, and the grim and bony hand of Death was already clutching at them. The Lords had kicked the Budget out, and in doing so had kicked the bucket. (Laughter). Mr Joynson Hicks had referred to Mr Lloyd George as the ratcatcher. Well, if Mr Lloyd George was the ratcatcher, the Peers were the rats. (Laughter). And if that was so, the ratcatcher was doing a service to humanity by exterminating the vermin that nibbled at the bread of the people. The ? good luck to the ratcatcher. (Cheers) The resolution was seconded by Mr William Garner. Mr Garner said that before the miner had the 8 hours, every Tory had promised them the measure. If there was one thing he could not stand it was a working man voting Tory. The Rev W. B. Jones supported the resi iution. He said the chief actor in the forthcoming drama was a Welshman, It was an inspiration to the sons of Wales to study the career of Mr Lloyd George I it a thrilling romance to read of his brilliant successes and it was a proud j privilege to read his speeches of burning t eloquence. (Cheers) He hardly thought it v orth while to refer to Mr Hemmerde s opponent—it was a waste of pcwder and hot (hear hear). He was present at th: strange Tory meeting at Rhos a short time" ago. "He had tried to get to j th front with the reporters, but one of! jhe stewards stepped him, saying^ 11 i kn0 > a»« » reporter,. and banged the door in his face. He (the speaker) was a man of peace, a cool man —(laughter)—a man who never flared up (renewed laughter)—but when h beard that the livelihoods of two young men were I endangered by certain Tories writing up to headquarters saying that two post office employes tried to disturb a Conser- vative meeting, his blood boiled within him. The two young men referred to, sat by him in the meeting at Rhos, and by their quiet demeanour no one could say whether they were Tory or Liberal (shame). Referring to tariff reform the rev. gentleman said that in Protective Germany the people lived on black bread, horseflesh, and muleflesh (shame). Did the people of this country want the same fare ? Did they again want the horrors of the hungry 'forties?' (No.) He re- membered his grandfather under the old regime, who had to support a family of seven children on a wage of 125 a week. Did they want to go go back to those dark days ? What was going to settle their problems? He would tell them Mr Lloyd George's Budget (cheers). The little Welsh boy from the Welsh hills had stood up to the Lords and mighty of the land, and had demanded that the peo- ple should come into their own. (Cheers). Mr Edward Dakin also delivered an! address.
THE TORY CAMPAIGN. Mr David Rhys at Cefh. Mr David Rhys visited Cefn on Tues- day night and had a good hearing from a crowded audience. Mr E. Lloyd Ed- wards presided. Mr Rhys said that the issues before the country were many and complex. Home Rule for Ireland held a place in the Gov- ernment's programme to capture the Irish vote. Welsh Disestablishment-that per- ennial first measure of a next sassion which never materialised-was offered to Wales. But the living issues were only two. The first was: are the people to prevail, or are they to become the slaves of a passing majority in the House of Commons ? The second was whether the country desired a system which frighten- ed capital, disturbed credit, and killed in- dustry-that was the Budget; or a sys- tem which would invite capital, secure markets, and foster industry. That was Tariff Reform. Side by side with Tariff Reform was Mr Balfour's plan of Peasant Proprietorship—that safeguard against Socialism, whereby an increasing number of responsible citizens should be created with a stake in the country. Thi? would build up, along with a flourishing indus. trial community, a countryside prosper- ous and wellfaring, worthy of the best interests of the country.
Mr Rhys at Ruabon. Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart., presided at a crowded meeting in support of Mr Rhys, held in the Assembly Rooms, Ruabon, on Monday evening, and, in in. troducing the candidate, said a more hard I working and straightforward candidate he a had never seen. Mr Rhys, having spoken, was asked a number of questions. When the Corn Law was repealed he said the tax on corn was 32s 6d., but no one now suggested a tax of more than 2s., and that for only a part of the corn sent here. A tax of 325 was perfectly ridiculous.
Mr Rhys at Bwlchgwyn. Mr David Rhys held a meeting at Bwlchgwyn on Wednesday evening. Mr Godfrey Fitzhugh presided. Mr Rhys said he had just been to Isy- coed-a Tory place-and he had asked his friends at Isycoed to treat Mr Hem- merde with the utmost courtesy, and he ventured to suggest that when the people of Bwlchgwyn, Rhos, and Coedpoeth were asked by Mr Hemmerde, he hoped he (Mr Rhys) would also be given a cour. teous hearing. Continuing, Mr Rhys said he was a Nonconformist and a preach- er with a Nonconformist denomination. A Voice Artificial, Mr Rhys What do you mean by that, sir ? If you mean by it that I am a man who does not go to the big churches and get paid two guineas for my services, you may be right but if you mean that I am a man who goes to a poor church which cannot pay anybody, you may say I am artificial.
Mr Rhys heckled at Minera. Minera National Schools was crowded on Wednesday night on the occasion of a meeting in support of Mr Rhys. The audience was largely composed of Liber- als. All the speakers were given a good hearing. At the close of his speech, Mr Rhys was heckled for half an hour or more. J Questioner What is the House of Lords good for ? Mr Rhys The duty of the House of Lords is to see that the House of Com- reflects the real will of the people. In answer to another question, Mr Rhys said that in America wages were considerably higher than in this country, and the cost of food in New York city was practically the same as in England. Questioner: Is English beef cheaper than horseflesh ? Mr Rhys I have no hesitation in say- iog that the price of beef is not jess than the price of horseflesh in Germany. The meeting concluded with loud cheers for Mr Lloyd George.
DENBIGH BOROUGHS. The poll in the Denbigh Boroughs will be taken on Wednesday next. Both can- didates have had a busy week. In addi- tion to the usual round of public meetings they have visited the various mills and works at Wrexham, and addressed the workmen. LIBERAL DEMONSTRATION AT WREXHAM. A mass meeting of Liberals was held in the Drill Hall, Wrexham, on Tuesday night, in support of the candidature of Mr Clement Edwards. Mr Herbert Lewis, who was heartily received, said the one and" only issue that had been placed before the electors was the action of the House of Lords in rejecting the Budget. The issue their opponents would like to raise was tariff reform. He should like to know what the tariff reform really was. The fact was that there were as many tariff reform policies at the present time as there were constituencies. Mr Clement Edwards, who arrived be- fore the end of the meeting, received a great welcome.
Mr Ormsby Gore at Wrexham Mr Oimsby Gore addressed an open air meeting at Wrexham, on Monday night. Mr Gore was surrounded by a large number of his supporters, but a section of the crowd were evidently in sympathy whh the Liberal candidate. When Mr Gore attempted to speak, cheers were raised for Mr Lloyd George, Mr Clement Mdwards, and the Budget, and although he made several efforts to speak he -Was. unable to get a hearing, and finally he resumed his seat.
A WARNING NOTE WREXHAM AND DISTRICT GRO- CERS' ASSOCIATION SAY THAT BREAD WILL RISE IF A DUTY IS PUT ON WHEAT. The following resolution was passed on Thursday afternoon by the Wrexham and District Grocers, Bakers, and Provision Dealers Association "That in consequence of the announce- menr by the Millers' Association I that should a duty be imported on wheat, a corresponding increase in the price of I flour will be charged to the baker.' We as members of this Association beg to in- form the public that should a tariff on wheat be imposed, the price of bread will I be increased in proportion." TZZ f
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PONKEIT MOUNT PLEASANT BAND OF HCPE.- There was a good attendance of children at the Mount Pleasant (English Baptist) Band of Hope on Thursday evening. Several gramophone selections were given as well as recitations by Messrs Thos. Thomas, J W Thomas, W Roberts, and songs by a party of young girls.
RHOS ] SUCCESS.—At the recent examinations; of the Council of Legal Education, Mr J A Hughes, Bryntinon. was awarded a First Class in Roman Law. MISSIONARY SERVICE. —■ A missionary service was held at the Hill-street Presby- terian Church on Monday evening, when the Rev. B. Scott Williams, B.A., B.D., j preached an appropriate sermon. A col- lection was made towards the mission funds. ANNUAL PRIZE DISTRIBUION-On Wed- nesday afternoon the children of Rhos National School received their prizes and certificates. The ceremony had been post- poned from Christmas week. In the unavoidable absence of the Vicar, the Rev. E. Menlove presided, and there were also present—Miss L. E. Lloyd, Mrs. Pattison, and the Rev. R. Jones. Miss Lloyd, who terminated her engagement at the school in December, after seven years' faithful service, very kindly pre- sented the prizes given by the Education Authority, and the Rev. R. Jones handed the 44 Vicar Robinson" prizes to the successful pupils. Thanks and cheers were given to all present. CHRISTMAS TREE.—The teachers at the Junior Sunday School connected with the English Church arranged a Christmas tree at the schoolroom on Wednesday evening, when the scholars were presented with prizes for regular attendance. The Rev. R. Williams presided, and during the evening songs and recitations were given by the children. Miss A. B. Jones acted as accompanist and Mr Jos. Charles led the singing. The chief promoters of the movement were Mrs. Hough, Mrs Sauvage.Mr Robert Reid, Mr Jos. Charles and Mr Joseph Taylor. INVITATION DANCE.-On Friday last, the honorary members of G. Coy. held a dance in the Public Hall. The bare walls of the old hall had been tastefully decora- ted with red, white, and blue art muslin, whilst flags, garlands of flowers, lanterns and parasols were used to further brighten the room, the whole presenting a most pleasing effect. There were between 70 and 80 guests, the proceedings being opened by Dr and Mrs J C Davies, Pias- yn-Rhos. Dancing was indulged in until 2 a.m., to the strains of Mr R Smith's band. The refreshments were provided by Mrs. Davies, Johnstown The decora- tion of the room was carried out by Mrs J C Davies, Miss L E Lloyd, Mrs John Williams, Mrs Maxwell, Messrs D W Owens, Ernest Jones, Elias Jones. Wm. Jones, and Colour-Sergt-Inst. D Morris. Plants were kindly lent by Mr Hayne, Wynnstay. The duties pt MC's were undertaken by Messrs D W Owens and John PhUlips. the whole of the arrange- ments were made and carried out by a Committee oi whom Mr A B Maxwell was chairman, and Mr Elias Jones, secretary.
JOHNSTOWN. YOUNG PEOPLE'S GUILD-Ii Is conscrip- tion conducive to International peace?' was the question debated at a meeting of the Young People's Guild connected with the Congregational Church held on Thurs- day evening. The President (Rev T Arthur Thomas) occupied the chair. Mr Herbert Hannaby, Normal College, Bangor, led for the affirmative view and Mr R Bogue took the negative side. Both papers were of a very high standard. Messrs John Nicholls, J Edwards, J E Griffiths, J Evans and Levi Aspinall also took part in the debate, which proved in- teresting and profitable throughout. There was a good attendance.
Johnstown Man's Stolen Mare A PROSECUTION AFTER 20 YEARS At Oswestry Quarter Sessions on Fri- day, Mark Henry De banks, atgroom. was indicted for that he at Oswestry on June 5th 1889-twenty years ago-stole a ¡' mare, the property of John Pritchard. coal dealer, Johnstown. The prosecutor said that twenty years ago De Banks took his horse from the stable of the Fighting Cocks at OsweStry and boxed it for Nantwich. He gave in- formation to the police and with their help recovered the mare and not the man. The evidence given by prosecutor before the magistrates was repeated, and in cross-examination was unshaken as,to his indenty of De Banks as the man who was with him on June 5th, 1889. Thomas Wilde, horse dealer, Hoole, gave evidence as to buying the mare from de Banks. He knew de Banks, and, knowing that he had no horses of his own he asked him how he came by the mare. De Banks replied that he was selling her for a man from Johnstown. De Banks came to his place for a job three months ago, and his nephew asked him if he knew who the man was. He replied that he did not, and then his nephew said 44 That was De Banks who had something to do with that hor^e affair from Oswestry." He the recalled him and had no hesitation in identifying him. The jury retired and an hour's absence brought in a verdict of guilty. The Re- corder said that although the offence took place twenty years ago the police did quite right in bringing the case up. De Banks would now be discharged on his own re- cognizances, and he hoped he would not be seen in a police court again.
M=-- RUABON POLICE COURT, TO-DAY (FRIDAY), before A «i™i, Meg' (in the cbair), Messrs H Dyke Dennis, T R ,!ozea,- j R Pritchard, and Charies Morris. SUNDAY DRINKING CASE. Mrs Francis Evans, licensee of the Sea Ljots Inn, Mountain street, Rhos, was charged with illegally serving drink on Sunday, Jan. 2nd. Mr Bate defended, and Air Marsden proseciited4 The case against defendant was that on Sunday• January 2nd, Sergeant Harris and P C Davies' entered the premises of the Sea Lion Inn, Mono* tain street, and there found three men with drink before them. The names of the men were Samuel Hnghes, Mountain street, Rhos John Valeatiae* High street, Rhoa; and Robert Jones, Bank btreet,. Ponkey. These men were also on the same dence charged with being unlawfully upon licensed premises. For the defence it was statad that Mrs. Ev-apgr, ordered a leg of mutton from Valentine's High street, cn the Saturday. Valentine forgot to deliver the meat that day, and on the Sunday he took the meat to the back door of the Sea Lion/ Mrs Evans admitted Valentine and Robert Joix%~ and Mrs Evans on being asked to supply them with a drink, did so. None of the men paid for the drink supplied. One of the witnesses found on the premises—Samuel Hughes-said he called at tb.' Sea Lion to see a lodger about going to work on the Sunday night. He was there only for about" seven minutes. The'Bonch considered the case proved, and fined I Mrs Evans 10s and costs; and each of the thr«0' other defendants "Were fined 5s and costs. RHOS ASSAULT CASE. Joseph Thomas Jones, Chapel street, Ponkey, was I charged by Jonathan Prydderch, that be, on NeW Year's Day, did assault him by striking him in the face. Defendant was fined Is. and costs. j HUSBAND AND WIFE. Gertrude Alice Powell, Ruabon, charged her has*' band Emmanuel Powell, clay modeller, with persist" ent cruelty, and applied for a maintenance order/ Mr Bate defended and Mr Marsden prosecuted, From the evidence it appeared that the parties were married in Aug 04. and had lived in Aocring" ton; Wigan, Manchester ai.d other places. Th<P complainant said that under no consideration what" ever would she go back and live with her husband*- She was terriffied of him and afraid he would kill her. I Defendant said he had a home ready if his wif0 would be willing to forget the past and live witIV I him again. An order of 5/- a week was made against defend, At the court, a month ago a case Ernest Olifer" Edwards v his wife, was adjourned in order to giTtf Edwards an opportunity of providing a house-tb-W order of the court The defendant was at the last Court summoned by his wife for failing to properJ1 provide for her, and he promised to get a house fi$ to take his wife to. Defendant now appeared saying that he had pro- vided a house and bad thereby iulfilled the order of the court.—The court adjourned the case for another fortnight and advised defendant to install his vriio comfortably in the new home by that time.
FOOTBALL. 3RD ROUND WELSH SENIOR CUP. RHOS RANGERS v. WREXHAM The third round of the Welsh Cup wa# decided on Saturday last on the racecourse Wrexham. The home team, Wrexham,. played their full Birmingham League team professional players picked from all parti?' of the country, and reckoned to be the: finest team in Wales. Their opponents/ the Rhos Rangers, a Wrexham & District League team. Wrexham were the first to attack Masoa shooting wide. The homesters played the cool game and their combination was pretty, but when they, came to the defence they were beaten. A, I free kick, was awarded Rhos, Clutton avd, Davies made a tine dash for the Wrexham I goal, but Husbands came out and cleared Cook made a grand attempt, but Foulkes safely cleared from beneath the bar. A little iater Huffadine failed to intercept a- pass and before be could recover himself Johnnie Davies had raced through and shot for goal. Husbands caught but could not hold it, and before he could havtf a second hold D Davies rushed up and, netted the first goal, amidst the cheers ot their supporters. After this unexpected" goal Wrexham played their utmost, and made a determined rush for goal but the* backs, Hughes and Griffiths were by far too good for them, their kicking & bead-- work being fine. Foulkes kept his charge marvellously well his fine clearances de* lighted the supporters of both teams. On the half back line Mathews was the Star player but at this part he was injured and' Rhos were severely handicapped. Wrex., ham equalised from a corner kick. Tbe interval arrived with a goal each. The second half Rhos played a defensive" game, the hard game which they had played the first half had told a tale, they dashed away at intervals, but rarely got close enough to be dangerous. At this stage Mathews had to leave the field and to fill the gap Roberts weakened the right wing and played a, magnificient game. Jones and Davies the nippers on the left wing found the giant back Fenner too fast but not before they had showed him some" of their tricky playing. Time was slowly flitting and Wrexham had not obtains# their desired ends. They pressed the Rangers severely, but not before a quarter of an hour did their opportunity come. Mason netting from a centre by Percy Evans. Hughes and Griffiths played a superb game, especially the former, who bested Cook on all occasions. Wrexf ham had b11 through the last half, every ounce pf pressure on the Rangers citadel and notwithstanding that Rhos were a weakened side, but never the less they managed to keep out a team which only I a season ago got into the first round of the English Cup, and in a creditable man- ner, Try as they would they could not increase their lead, and ll Rhos support" should be glad that they have a Junior" team and especially a goalkeeper and full backs of su2h excellent calibre.