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LOPSIDED LEADERS.

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MACHYNLLETH.

WELSHPOOL.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES

THE MUNICIPAL ELECTION.

LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS.

ABERYSTWYTH TOWN COUNCIL.

PRESENTATION TO MR RUPERT…

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PRESENTATION TO MR RUPERT KETTLE. The following report appoared in the Birmingham Daily Post, on Saturday, the 18th instant — Yesterday was the twentieth anniversary of Mr Rupert Kettle's appointment, to the judgeship ot the Worcestershire county courts. The principal officers of the courts, availing themselves of the occasion, presented Mrs Kettle with her hus- band's portrait, and an address illuminated anil bound. The presentation was jnade by Mr Toinbj, registrar of the Droit- wicli court, at the (it-ove, Tettenliall, the residence t f Mr Thomas Walker, registrar of Dudley court, in the presence of most of the subscribers, of Mr and Ur" Kettle and their family, otntr Frank Hall. A.li.A., London, and of Mr Leader, K.A., of Worcester. Mr Tombs spoke of the respect and the admiration, the esteem and the regard, which was universally frit for Mr Kettle; and dwelt upon the services whicti he hal rendered the country as an arbitrator in industrial disputes, an office for which his technical knowledge, his legal attainments, and his genial manners eminently qualified liim noticed how eagerly his services were sought, and with what unreserved con- fidence his decisions were accepted in connection with business disputes be'.ween traders, often when many thousands of pounds were in question and enlarged upon his services as the learned, tlie patient, the (laill,.t¡lkiog judge, in which capacity he won nothing short of the love of his officers. Mr Kettle's personal and domestic virtues having been passed in review, the address was handed to Mrs Kettle. It said, amongst ot a things .Mrs Rupert Kettle, — We, whose names are hereunto affixed, request your acceptance of the accompanying portrait of your husband, painted by Mr Frank Hall, A..K.A., as a slight eipression of the sincere regard entertained, not only bv the officers of the court, but also by the public general y fir Mr Kettle, who has for twenty years most ably all efficiently, and with universal approbation,discharged the important duties ot Hi-r Majt sty's judge for the county courts of Worcestershire.' -To the address the signatures of twenty registrars, assistant registrars, alld high bailiffs of the several courts of Kiddermin- ster, Droitwich. Tenbury, Dudley, Worcester, Stourbridge, Pershore, Evesham, Ledbury, Uleat Malvern, and Bromyard, were appended. The portrait was then unveiled, and there was much applause, for the likeness was striking to a degree, and as a work of art of intrinsic merit, not surpassed by any, porirait which has been painte I by any living art:st. Enclosed in its ublong frame, its dimensions are six feet by Ave. Its subject has been treated heroically. Mr Kettle appears sitting robed and listening to evidence lieing laid before him in his judicial capacity, while beside him, upon the desk oil the judge's dais, a parchment indenture is spread out, surrounded by well-used law books and the usual writing materials. The judge has, for the moment, ceased to write, and, pen-in-hand and With the right footacross the left knee, has thrown himself back in his seat, and has fixed his gaze upon the witnesi with the expression of intallectual power and judicial acumen with which those who have been most. in his courts are so familiar. Mr Kettle accepted the gift on Mrs Kettle's behalf in phrases which reflected the unbroken concord that had for two decades ot years marked his intercourse with the officers of his various courts. He was especially gratified with the presentation, be- cause it connected his home with his judicial (Iijti". At the close of the proceedings Mr Walker eutertained his gue-ts at luncheon. Mr Kettle has a marine residence at Towyn, where he and his family have resided during the summer months for many years, it can be said of him with truth, that his charity to the poor, his generosity to all in need of advice anrt assistance, and his efforts on behalf of Towyn and the Towynites have WOD. for him the esteem and homage of the people of this part of the country to a. degree seldom equalled.

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LLANSAINTFRAID.

TOWYN.

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