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ELLESMERE. SMITHFIELD.-Mr. Parry sold 43 cattle, 219 sheep, 265 pigs, and 14 calves. Mr. Cooke sold 69 cattle, 96 sheep, 60 pigs, and 7 calves. PETTY SESSIONS.—MONDAY.—Before S. K. Main. warintr, Esq., I. S. Hodgson, Esq, and T. J. Provis, Esq.-Thomas Jones, Gadlas, was fined 5s. and 93. costs for riding without reins.-Edward Lee was summoned by Mr. Burlington, relieving officer of the Eilesmere Union, for the non-maintenance of his mother, then a inmate of the said union. Defendant was ordered to pay 2s. a week, and the costs, 17s. 6d. ELLESMERE CHURCH CHORAL ASSOCIATION.-On Monday, September 28th, a meeting was held in the Boys' Schoolroom for the purpose of starting a Choral Association in connection with the festival annually held at St. Mary's Church. The Rev. J. Peake took the chair shortly after 7 p.m., and said the present meeting had been called for the purpose the present meeting had been called for the purpose of forming an association of the choirs of Ellesmere and the neighbourhood who, with the help of those ladies who had kindly assisted at the annual test, and any other, that might kindly volunteer their assistance, would practice glees and other music agreed upon generally, for their mutual improve- ment and as a means of pleasantly passing a few winter evenings, and especially to try and provide funds for the next Festival from the proceeds of two or more concerts. The following resolutions were then put to the meeting, and carried unanimously. 1. That the formation of an association, as above described, was desirable. 2. That it be conducted by Mr. Cauldrey, with Mr. Baker as secretary. 3. That Mr. Tims, jun., be asked to fill the post of nccompanist. 4. That there be no subscription, the members being expected to pay for their own music, except members of the choir. 5. That the meeting 'or practice be held every Wednesday at eight p.m., in the Boys' Schoolroom. HIGHWAY BOARD, Tuesday, October, 7th.— Present: Mr. R. Lewis (chairman), Mr. S. K. Main- waring, Mr. T. J. Provis, Mr. J. H. Shingler, Mr. R. 1'opham, Mr. H. R. Giles (clerk), and Mr. W. Davies, surveyor.—The clerk reported that he had received x communication from the Oswestry Highway Board, intimating that it would bear half the expense of re- pairing the foot-bridge over the ferry at Hordley. l'hc surveyor reported that Mr. Provis had not re- rovpd the whole of the encroachment on the read ;o Dudleston. The clerk was instructed to take iteps for ita removal unless Mr. Tima at once re- moved it.-The chairman reported that the work at Kilhendre and Sodyllt had been completed. The surveyor was ordered not to pay any tradesmen's bills not sent in during the quarter in which they were contracted. A bridge ever the brook at Bryn- daniel was ordered to be repaired, and a footbridge at. Bagley to be renewed and repaired when required In reply to a letter received from Mr. Aliinson con- cerning a land slip on a road leading to the Green Hank, the clerk was directed to say that the board didnot consider itself liable, nnd that the matter could not be entertained. A letter was received from Mr. Griffith William's solicitor making a claim in com- pensation for the loss of a mare valued at sixty guineas, which had bvea killed in attempting to cross a wa/er cou.se on his land at Crickett. The clerk said that he had replied to the effect that he did not consider that the board were liable. The board decided to endorse the clerk's reply. The surveyor was ordered to give notice to the owners and occupiers of lands adjoining the highways and main roads to trim their hedges, Ion their trees, and scour their ditches.—The clerk reported that the Auditor had surcharged the chairman .£8 for a map of the district.—An appeal had been made, which the clerk was instructed to support.







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