Oman Ab GREAT CLEARANCE SALE: .ø NOW PROCEEDING AT ¡ THE 'E.P'O.R'IU M, ,I .R. H,i S' >-■" • V 1. :.&I 4 The Entire Stock consisting of aA Drapery, Gluts' Ossifittievg, So* ÍI íJ t" tb .I J' (¡. i to be sold regardless of cost. I* SUITS TO MEASURE at Reduced Prices during Sale Now is your opportunity. v A T. LLOYD WILLIAMS, THE EMPORIUM, RHOS- ■ M■■■■■ iii!■ ■■■ iniMiiii■ ■■■■■in-iiirinriwiiwBWMriif'irrra'tiitHn'illlflMllI 11.IJ' M'lM1 "I )
NOTES AND JOTTTINGS. -4- Tl:o The annual Chair Eisteddfod is to be held in Llanerchrugog Park, cc Monday, and everything possible has been done to make it a stn.>Tk- >! one. The trades. men of the d' decided to close their premises m w. iy on Monday, so that they may rt t el) the attendance of the ,ifter » 1 evening meetings, ) The musical e.n>rie> received have been overwhelming, d has necessitated tfic engagement of a third adjudicator. For the Arthur EV.:1FIS challenge solo compe- J tition of five guinea? over forty competi- j tors have entered, anJ there tviil be a bat- j tie royal for the honour ot carrying off the premier solo pr:zsz. The male voice choir Competition see two Rhos parties among the eight choirs entered. The ] Itcpes of the parttsans of both Rhos and Ponnev choirs r uu and vis can test assured that both eh .-sirs will do their üt- most to win the pn;.> There is nothing like a ioc'-ji rivalry to spu* interest and bring out the b-=.r in a choir. More than oidinary interest is this year attach- ed to the second choral competition. Two Rhos choirs and one choir trcm Penycae fire among the contestants, of whom there | are five. It will be remembered that Penycae choir beat one of the Rhos par- ties at Brymbo a short time ago, or. the J ame piece. The defeated Rhos party are burning to wipe out the stigma on Men- day, and are leaving no stone unturned j to accomplish this end. Penycae also ,are equally determined to add to their Jaurels b- defeating an comers. The out- come ct a11 this vil) naturally add interest to the competition. Other very j interesting items will be the children's | t I o choir, and the Action song competitions. The tent will be Stted with electric light, and every convenience which care and foresight could accomplish, have been j seen to by the secretaries and committee. On'y one thing rsn-ras to crown their j ffOfts with success—a "ie day.. ~t—
PENYCAE. QUOITING.—An interesting quoiting match took place on Monday afternoon before a large number of spectators. The contestants were Mr Harry Smith, Wrexham, (champion of Nth Wales), and the local champion of Penycae, Mr Allen Edwards An interesting contest en- sued, with the result that Mr Harry Smith won the prize of R3, his score being 61 shots against his opponents' 53. Mr W hid wards (Groes) acted as judge. TP.EAT.-The Church Sunday School treat was held on Friday afternoon. The scholars enjoyed an excellent tea in the National School and afterwards adjourned to a tield ad joining where games were indulged in.
Lancashire Musical Victories. The following were among the awards on Saturday at an eisteddfod in connec- tion with the annual sports at Newtown Male voice choir contest ("On the Ramparts" and Sorrow's Tears ") It Manchester Orpheus; 2, Beaufort. Brass Band Contest (Weber's Works ") ist, Goodshaw 2nd, Foden's lnvell Springs; 4, Perfection Soap Works 5, Wingates. Quickstep: 1, I rwell Springs 2, Ferndale.
Free Trade Meeting at Rhos. A meeting was held on the Cross,' Rhos, on Friday evening lasti in support of Free Trade principles. The special speaker was Mr W Greaves, of the Man- chester Free Trade League. Mr Greaves, in the course of a stirring address, said the League he represented was non-political, and consisted of men of all shades of opinion. He stood before them in advocacy of Free Trade without any party bias, and he wanted them to ex- amine the question fairly and squarely, and not from any political standpoint. As a result of Free Trade since 1S64 we were the most prosperous country on the face of the earth, and much envied, look- ed up to, and respected by other nations. The speaker quoted figures showing the increase in the cotton, iron, and shipbuild- ing trades since the adoption of Free Trade by this country. He impressed up- on the audience the fact that imports were paid for by exports, and figures showed that the greater the imports the better was employment, and the better the condition of the people. Germany with her protection was in a bad financial position. Free Trade made for liberty, prosperity and peace in the world, whilst Protection made for hostility, malice and war. England, with the largest Empire in the wotld could only attribute her great- ness to Free Trade. Our shipping trade provided one of the strongest arguments for Free Trade. In 1846 our shipping tonnage stood at 9°0 thousands, whilst America had 2 million six hundred thous- and. After 64 years of Tariff Reform America had dropped to exactly what we were, whilst under the same period of Free Trade, our tonnpge had increased to 12 million 990 thousand. That was most remarkable testimony to the value of Free Trade, and the same arguments could be used with the cotton trades.
The Denbigh Boroughs The Denbigh Boroughs Liberal Com- mittee will meet at Ruthin early, in July to consider the question of the representa- tion of the Boroughs in Parliament. The Liberal leaders are finding it difficult to retain the services of Mr Clement Ed- wards owing to the pressure that is be- ing brought to bear upon him to stand for other divisions, notably for East Glamorgan. There is a strong feeling in East GJamorgan that in view of Mr Ed- ward's stand for Disestablishment and his services to organised labour, he j' should be prevailed upon to leave North Wales and become the candidate for Sir Alfred Thomas's seat. Mr Edwards is placed in an awkward position, owing to the invitations he is receiving from this and other constituencies. It is believed he desires to fight the Wrexham district again—he has, in fact, said so—but it would surprise no one to hear that he had asked the Liberal Association to release him.
Sir—Would you please allow me a lit" tie space in your valuable paper to eebe the complaints put forth by Un Antodd- og re the Water Co in your last issue, I agree with him, and if I am net mistak- en, the Company have promised to notify the public whenever they intended stop- ping the water for any length of time. ft I am rightly informed it was impossible for them to give notice of'stopoage, last Sunday week,, as it was an accident thai- happened to a valve in Church-street, and of which the Company were unaware un tilthey became short of water at Johns- town. Now granting that that informa- tion is correct, they have enough to ac. count for. What about the previous* stoppages, the quality (?) of the water, especially in summer, and again the force (?) we have on our mains. Why, only the other week I had the opportunity ot watching our local Fire Brigade practis- ing on the Grango School, and lo and be- hold when the full force ot water was on, it would not rise above 2 fest from tbe:" nozzle Here we have a building which has cost the ratepayers ^"10,000, should an outbreak of fire occur, we have no means at all of battling with it. At the recent fire in School-street which I un- derstand could have been got under direct- ly if there was a force of water, they to wait if you please until the Co's meav ¡ stopped the water to Johnstown to have any volume of it at Rhos. Now I think the public ought to bestir themselves, be- cause such a state of things is a menace* to life and property. What about the safety of our business premises, out" places of worship, our schools with their thousands of little children, etc ? Surely the Company can better the present state of things, and if an ignoramus like my- self dare question without intruding UpOIf the sacred ground of management, Is would ask could'ot they doubie the force by connecting the two reservoirs to the mains, instead of one ? Could'nt they in their poverty, pinch themselves a little- more to let us have filtered water ? sure we'd promise them not to waste u drop of it. not even for a Watering Cart, for it seems the Cart has been lost some' between Wrexham and Rhos. AP SIOL
Hew Bronghton Colliery Strike j Ended. J The strike at New Brighton Colliery nr Wrexham, is ar. an end, and work will be resume, by the 350 cnlhsrs on July 6th. representatives 01 masters and men met on Monday, and after a conference of two j boars' duration terms of settlement were agreed upon. The jispute related to questions affecting the price list, dirt deduction, and the method of doing the j ripping and the terms agreed upon j are to be satisfactory to both sides, | The stoppage has extended over six weeks | and the news that woi k is to be resumed j will give much satisfaction at New I Jlroughton and Southsta. 1
RHOS. j SUCCESS.—At a recent examination of the N U.T., Mr E T. Wiiliaips, Wesley- j street, (now of Flint) was successful in winning a first class certificate in com- mercial French. < SUCCESS.—Mr John Ellis Roberts has successfully passed the Second Grade Staff Notation Examination in connect- ion with the Tonic Sol-fa College. DAY PROGRAMMES —The day program- mes for Rhos Chair Ei-teddfod rre new ready, and may be obtained at the Heiald Of ice. The price is twopence. THE YOUNG LIBERAL LEAGUE.—The first balance sheet of the Young Liberal League Club has been issued, showing the total receipts and expenditure for the first three months of its existence. It re- veals a most satisfactory state of affairs, and reflects the greatest credit on the committee and secretaries. The member- ship continues to increase. RHOS EISTEDDFOB AND AMERICA.—Mr; Thomas T. Jones, a Rhosite in America writes I notice that the Rhos Eisteddfod this year, as last, is held on the day of the national holiday in the United States, July 4th, celebrating the day when the Declaration of Independence was signed. I hope your festival will be successful from every point of view. We Rhosites in America will be with you in spirit, and wouid wish most heartily that we were present in the flesh in the dear old home. PRESENTATION.—On behalf of the mem- bers of the Primitive Methodist Church, a presentation was made to Mr G. T. Williams, who has left for Canada, The presentation consisted of a purse of mon- ey subscribed by his many admirers and well-wishers. Mr Wm Parry his Sunday Sunday teacher made the presentation. Mr Williams has be presentor of the church and Sunday school for the period of eight years. He was appointed to the post of precentor on the death of his father who held that position for many years. Mr Williams' departure will be greatly felt. He sailed on Friday, June 24th on the Virginia, and he intends set- tling at Esteran. SALVATION: ARNiy.The anniversary services ot the above corps were held on Sunday and Monday. The children par- aded the street of the district on Sunday morning singing appropriate hymns and selections. The other meetings were held in the Public Hall. The president or the afternoon service was Mr R R Jones, J.P. Maelor View. In the even- ing a special service was conducted by Ensign Hill. A demonstration was held at the Public hall on Monday evening when the Mayor of Wrexham (Councillor J Stanford) presided. His Worship was given a hearty reception by the large gathering". He delivered an excellent address, in the course of which be said that he first became acquainted with the work of the Salvation Army thirty-six years ago. They had done excellent work all over the world, and he was glad to hear of their activity in Rhos.
PONKEY. TIMELY ASSISTANCE.—A four year old child of Mr and Mrs Griffith Jones, Aber- derfyn, was, by the prompt efforts of In- spector Steen, of the Wrexham and Dis- trict Tramways, saved from choking to Z" death on Monday. In passing the house the Inspector's attention was attracted by the cries ot the mother for help, ascertain- ed that a halfpenny coin had lodged in the child's throat, and that the mother's ef- forts to remove it had been in vain. Mr Stein however manage to extricate it. Naturally he was warmly thanked by the mother for this and the successful efforts. When Mr Stein first saw the chi!d it was black in the face, and this had alarmed the mother. ANNIVERSARY.—On Sunday last the Sunday School Anniversary services in connection with Mount Pleasant (E) Bap- tist Church were' held, and proved very successful. The meetings were presided over by the followi,ig :-morning, Mr Jacob Davies afternoon, Mr E Stopford and evening, Mr D Lloyd Jones, Cetnydd Farm. A large and varied programme of music, recitations, dialogues, etc., was gone through by the scholars of the Sabbath School, who each and all did their work in an efficient manner. The precentor was Mr Joseph Thomas and Mr Hugh Davies presided at the organ.
@orrespon&ence. RHOS AND THE WATER CO.. Dear Sir,— My attention has been calJe to a letter in your issue of Saturday ias £ j on the above subject, signed by "Un An* foddog." Allow me to say that the letter1 is written entirely under a miis,Ipprchen-- sion. The stoppage of the water on Sun. day the 19th June was the result of an ac-" cident to one of the valves, and no tirnc' was lost, after ascertaining the cause" m remedying the mischief. My Directors regret the inconvenience occasioned to' the public, but the accident was quite via, forseen and quite unavoidable. GEO E. WOODFORD,