__n_ PERSECUTION AT ABERYSTWYTH. To tho Editor of the COUNTY TIMES AND l'OST. SiRj—Th& instance quoted below is a sample of the results of an infected milk suppy. Other epidemics can be traced to a similar cause. "Spread of Disease by Infected Milk.—At the last meeting of the Freeicantle Local Board it was reported that since the previous meeting the epidemic of scarlet fever still continued. The origin,of the outbreak was traced to an unrecognised case injecting a source of milk, the disease appealing in every house supplied from that source. Measures had been taken to prevent any further supply." The Aberystwyth sanitary authorities prosecuted a,doctor for failing to notify an alleged case ot scarlet fever occurring in a dairy. It was said that the case was peeling, which marks the most infectious period of the disease. No disinfectants webe being used nor any precautions taken po pre- sent an epidemic. What explanation can the To-A-,n Council give for authorising the prosecution before they had ascertained that precautions were taken to prevent^an epidemic. Yours, &c., RKSIDKNT.
C HURCHSTOKE. PARISH kiRF.Tl--N G.On Saturday evening a meet- ing of parish electors was held in the National School, in order to prepare for the election of parish councillors on December 4th. Rev Prebendary White, vicar, presided, and there was a large n Tl ■ « ■■trinf—rrrrr trftrfrr""rrf I)J tIie following gentlemen, in addition to the Chairman —Messrs. A. G. Mountford, Ivy House; J. Shuker, C.C., The Yiew E. H. Morris, Chirbury K- Williams, Lower Mellington R. Jones, Pentre, and W. Ball, Yewtree Villa. The speakers expressed the hope that no question of politics or religion would bo introduced into the election, and that 30 contest would not take place. They admitted their willingness to give all parts of the parish, and the- different classes of residents a fair representation on the Council. Mr. Shuker submitted to the meeting a list of names, from which lie hoped they would be able to select thirteen councillors, "}JQ would take an interest in the work and administer the affairs of the parish in a satisfactory manner. Some of tho electors present thought that Shaker's list did not contain the names of sufficient labourers, but the majority approved of the nameS submitted, and the meeting closed with a vote of thanks to the Chairman. 1=1 WESLEYAN^ Mrssioxs. A. meeting in support of the Foreign Missions of the Wesleyan Methodists was held in the Wesleyan Chapel on Monday- There was a very good attendance. The chair *raf occupied by Mr. R. jone8j pentre( and Rjtv. H. C. iloyd Montgomery, read the annual report. .^Roberts, Welshpool, who was formerly missionaiy in Ceylon, gave an interesting accoQ11 o mission work, and at the close of the meeting a coi ection was made on behalf of the Missionaiy Funds of the connexion.
MARTON IN CHIRBURY. A benefit concert was held in the Nation^ Schoolroom on Friday November 16th on behalf 0 John Grice, of Marton, who met with an accideO in the harvest field through a pair of horses, tached to a reaping machine, running away. injuries he sustained were very severe, and suited in the loss of his left hand, his right beIng" partially disabled. Much sympathy was felt t° the young fellow, and it was suggested that some- thing should be don'e for him. For this purpose committee was formed consisting of Messrs. Edwaiy Watkin, D. Watkin, J. Watlcin, J. Higginson,, Roberts (New Inn,) T. Roberts, E. H. Wilcox, Joseph Davies, with J. E. Hughes chairro:an, Edward Watkin treasurer, and E. H. Wilcox retarv. It was decided to hold a concert, &11 owing to the praise-worthy efforts of the cpmmittee and ticket sellers, and the hearty support of the public, the concert was quite a success, the sum of £ 27 6s. being realised. We must not forget to mention that owmg to the gratuitous services of those' taking part in the concert, the expense5 amounted to 15s. only, leaving the balance of £ 26 lis. which amount has been place in the treasurer's hands until it has been decide^ in what way it can best be utilized for Grice benefit. Subjoined are the names of those Nyllo took part in the concert: Mrs. Oliver, Shelve, Mrs. Pugh, Middlctoii Mrs. Uroxtou, ifills; Miss Jacks, Middleton; Miss Maddox, Miss Hughet Mrs. Wilcox, Miss Pollie Madeley, Messrs. J. B- Hughes, J. Higginson. John Watkin, D. Watkin, H. Wilcox, J. Gardner, J Jacks, Middleton; Biles, Middletou; and J. Bunce, Worthen.
LLANIDLOES. THE FAIR.—At the fair on Saturday the suPPIY was small, and there was no improvement in prices. LEGAL.—Mr. John Davies, second son of the late Mr. T. Davies, White House, has passed the Pre" liminary law examination. ELECTION OF WAYWARDENS. -The operation of the Local Government Act, 1894, relating to the business of Highway Boards having been postpone to the 25tli March, 1895, a vestry meeting held at the parish church on Saturday for the plr- pose of electing waywardens, Mr. T. Humphrey3 presided, and there was a large attendance of far- mers. On the motion of Mr. R. Evans, Old HaU, seconded by Mr. David Lloyd, Gorn, the three 1'0- tiring- waywardens Mr. John Meredith, Bony newydd, Mr. John Davies, Bryntail, and Mr. Hug*1 Davies, Geufron, were unanimously re-elected. LITERARY SOCIETY. The weekly meeting was held on Friday, when the subject Should and women receive equal remuneration for eqnj* work" was discussed. Messrs. Ernest Jones, Hughes, and R. T. Parry spoke in the affirmative: and Messrs. W. Lewis, T. Rogers, and J. LestoJ Mills spoke in the negative. Messrs. John Alorgal" Richard Jerman, W. D. Williams, W. George, W. J: Morgan, J. T. Da?ies, S. P. Davies, and J. Meredith also spoke, and on a division the affirni3, tive was carried by sixteen to four, Rev. Maur", Griffith, M. A., presided. .i.
;.OT:ES OV 41 L. LBY VBTEBAJF] Saturday wns a »u-j <iay MI r in* ui strict. The o,: ti,e Then the Junior Cnp tic was advanced stare, ;itu! the clubs i;i 11.r the Ar noi to i'tj ^cr.md naud, It! moveù a tep 1orward. In the League "¡'<->'< thero w<-ro a frw sur- prises, and none crre < i'er than at _N''Wto\\ ri, where •She-home team were beaten by St. George's by 3 to 1. Tli;i-, the great es-t League defeat I remember the Cunuings for the home team, bat they thnEonirWv deserved to lose on Saturday, for their was- verv poor an] often ir.cievd weak in the exrren;e. One scuiceiv in lieve, while witching the plav c:■ :>t the team e.omg duty for N'wtowu.wus the that played such a dashing a d uuv-.I game against Oswestry. Tic.- forwards wi,n they did have a.chance, and w viiu- to the weakness and bad judgment of th» half back line, r' ;r chances were few, sent in t s. The half-back play was the worst 1 have s.?.?n on the ground »'?r some time. K. Kees who is si!pposetl^to have run the length "f his (ether as a football player was in fact the b> st player of the three. ile did rise his strength and j tnh/inent pro- perly. Chapman occasionally bho'»a-d he the Ci'i\l1,n,(]fG!rl.I., lad fiviit, and that is—after tricking ami robbing the forwards he dallies R--> Wur with the ball that on v..iv occasions he himself is robbed. Thi. occurred < ,¡ t ,) r<by more than Oilce. (,W l he tJ;ck: plV i-. ;:11 enough, bat it must be remembered that rii.' goal i-j some distance from the liaii-iiae and the ;r,ter it is sent to'.va"tH the mark the better, eti r -IL he ir.her missed bis kick altogether or returned T! ■ with bad judgment. Harper was the best o:* ;'i.. backs, but he missed his kick occasionally. ( 1 win could not have done better in goal, in fact ]. S as the St George's -men describes him to me .-r-un. Mytton did not shine as usual, but he fk as one splendid electrifying' ran fr m quite t a-rhirds of the gnanui, and he finished this with a :od a goal as cue WMTM wish to see, a-' l,e was a* a difficult angle when he shot. (bee before r: i-ris floored him or the trick would probably ] been done then. His runs are certainly grand, Li t think, he won'd help his side a little more if L .i""t a little more hunting for the ball < ty. Tho other did fairly well, 1." lacked 1 lit ;nbinr.tion and dash shewn st Oswestry. Si. G-orge's men played a le goocl and determined game. There was no ■•-dallying with them, they meant winning and <; well too. From the kick-off they forced the i--s 1(1, quite upset the combination (;1' Newtown. old rushes round goal were prominent 1' -es in the play, und the fclwee goals they got the result of these rushes. All round they y, superior to New town. Their wai and their tackling and kicking much cleaner. ?,!<».•, is at back was almost impassable, and it was a to watch the clever but cool way he robbed tie opposing forwards. Whether the ball came to Lim on the ground or in the air it made no differ- ence he srot it away from his goal. St. George's are evidently going for the medals again and the other kaùing teams must play up to displace them now. r. Joe Williams made a first-rate referee and his decisions weie perfectly satisfactory to all. Oswestry United, after playing a drawn game 0') their own ground against Hereford, could scarcely* expect to take the home team down at Hereford. However, the plucky Bordar Jade; played up grandly, and though not winning out- right put a well-deserved point to their credit. Thev well deserved this measure of success for th ir good and determined play. To-day WelliJlgtun wiil have to play up hard or the United will stand a uiand chance of topping the ladder. At present t. Gei)i-, e's, Shrewsbury, and Oswestry are even with eleven points each, but Oswestry have played one more game than Shrewsbury and two more than St. George's. To-day will probably find all three again even as to points, though St. George's and Shrewsbury have stiff fights before them. Wrockwardine Wood kept up their late good form and showed that their pJay against Aberyst- n Y wit was no "flash in the pan" by actually dcSoritrng Shrewsbury by 2 to 0. Poor Shrewsbury, to lose the round for the Welsh Cup against the resusci-ated Druids was bad enough, but to be ben ten by the new team admitted this year into th>- ;>ii'ue is verv galling. However, there is no di- ■; ace, as other teams will find out shortly to be di- ■; ace, as other teams will find out shortly to be be i fen by the greatly improved Wood men, and the Sh. • wsbury men I know are too good sportsmen to I loo-c iieart after a defeat or two. Iron bridge showed greatly improved form against Wellington aud won quite cuinfortauiy by 4 to 21 ev after starting the game with only seven men. I -lad to be able to congratulate the Ironsiders at i on gaining a League victory. They are an 11: "(-, v lot and deserve a better fate. To-day they Lav • • r-rewsbury as visitors in the League match, and it would not surprise me in the least to read of ulother victory for Ironbridge. Ne vT)f>rt were a goal ahead when darkness put an -tl -.o their League match with Whitchurch. As twenty minutes of play remained the match will 'obably be re-played, and it is only fair to Whitchurch that it should be so. In the Welsh Junior Cup ties our Welshpool frien, came out with Hying colours. I flilly expec ed that, from the greatly improved form they have lately shown, they would vanquish Carrsws, but I certainly did not expect them to do it so easily. They had all the best of the play, and but for erratic shooting and the capital goal- keeping against them the score would have been doubled. Austin and Parry greatly distinguished themselves, the first named especially, as he scored 4 out of the 5 goals. Very great improyement was seen in Addie's (the captain) play. Hughes, too, show .( up well at full back, though he occasionally wan i-red too far from his position and placed his charvo in jeopardy by letting his opponents in. Bvans wi goal had little to do, but he was quite equal m it. The wht)le team played up capitally and well deserved their victory, which is only, I trust, a prelude to another one next round. Mr. Addie, the popular captain, showed his great int^rett in the team by treating them to a first- rate luncheon before the game began, and which was d i-appreciated and acknowledged by the men. IheCaersws men were quite outclassed. Tudor ;i.nd the goalkeeper were the pick of the teamed both did well. The goalkeeper saved brilliantly on many occasions. On the whole the game was a tame one, and "hands" rather too frequently. The two Newtown teams in for the Welsh Junior Cup recei ved their couge on Saturday. The Ware- house men, who, by the way, played a pretty game, were heavily defeated by the smart Oswestry Rovers. Tho Newiown Reserve made a pood li^ht with Whitchurch and were only defeated" by a (Toal £ ,f..er a very even contest. r> Saturday was the Village Cup day," and this too brought off some surprises. The head of the Leagi'c, Morda, were beaten by 2 to 0 after a stiff I fight by the Pant. This was quite unexpected by most ocople outside the Morda circle, but to tha supporters ot tne team it was no surprise, UWln" to loss of players and desertion of others, the team put in the field on Saturday was nothing like up to Saturday's form. The hon. sec. of the -Morda team complains loudly of the want of understanding—to put it mildly-in connection with the Viliage Cup com Mentions. He has not been supplied with a ccpv of the rules auduloes not know eligible from ineligible reavers. OrhAl" dubs complain to me in the same manner, Some players on Saturday I am told have previously played im Junior Cup tie?, (,-t ijei-s again reside more than two nrles from their club house, and one is said to reside in a town. I know little or nothing personally of these facts, bat if true and against the rules they ought to be looked into most certainly. For the future success of this competition, I trust the committees, if they have not already done so, will quickly meet and draw up rules for the guiciance of clubs, so that all shall be on the same footing. Some clubs I know put very weak teams in the field boeause they could not, or thought they could not honestly, play their best men. This was especially the case with Guilsfield, who were heavilv defeated by Criftins, but had they played their fail team the result would certainly have been different. At least I mean as to the number of goftls registered against them. Portbvwaen easily defeated St. jinrtiii s, and here a "-am I am informed there is just a little doubt "about the eligibility of some player or players. Ruvton and Moreton Swifts must nave another so as they drew on Saturday with one each. Whittingtou showed much better combination than I o bo wen, and well deserved their victory of 3 to 0. Aberystwyth, though without the nimble D.M. and Lunford, completely outplayed Llanidloes and defeated them by 11 to 0. Next Saturday will see the Aberystwyth men playing for all they are worth, and unless Newtown improve, and improve greatlv, on last Saturday's form, the seasiders will have a good look-in. The Aberystwvth Reserve team showed the staying powers and pluck of their elders in their contest with Barmouth ia the first round of the Towyn Cup. The match was played at Towyn and at half-time it seemed all over with the Reserves, but in the second half they pulled themselves to- gether and actually put on 5 goals. They entered the second round with a most creditable victory of 5 to 4. The College eleven defeated Portmadoc by 5 to 1 on the same day. Altogether the Aberystwyth footballers scored 21 goals to 5. Not a bad day's work. In the League proper Sunderland received an ugly fright from poor despised Liverpool. It must have been a novel experience for Sunderland on their own ground, to be pointless at half-time, and the visitors with two to their credit. Such, how- ever was the case, and the home team had to put in all they knew to get the lead which they only gained in the last minute. Liverpool evidently mean to climb up a bit and keep in No. 1 League. Derby County, though at the bottom of the League, gained a great victory over Preston. Played Won Lost Drn For Agst Pts St. George's 6 5 0 1 24 9 11 Shrewsbury 7 5 1 1 27 6 11 Oswestry Lnited 8 4 1 3 2S 17 11 Wrockwardine Wood. 7 4 3 0 12 14 8 Hereford 8 2 .2 4 16 12 8 Newtown 7 3 3 1 23 22 7 Newport. 7 1 4 2 5 20 4 Wellington Town 6 1 4 1 15 24 3 Ironbridge 5 1 4 0 9 21 2 Whitchurch 5 0 4 0 5 15 1 Name Goals Played Won Drn Lost F'r Ag. Pts. Kverton 13 9 3 1 43 20 21 Sunderland 12 9 2 1 34 12 20 Blackburn Rovers 14 6 5 3 27 21 17 Preston North End.15 7 3 5 25 21 17 Aston Villa 15 8 1 6 35 21 17 Sheffield United 14 7 2 5 24 23 16 Burnley 14 6 3 5 25 19 15 Sheffield Wed'sdav.12 7 0 5 23 22 14 Small Heath 14 5 4 5 29 34 14 West Brom'hAlbion. 13 5 3 5 25 22 13 Notts Forest 13 6 1 6 22 26 13 W'ton Wanderers 14 4 2 8 20 29 10 Stoke 13 3 3 7 18 31 9 Bolton Wanderers—14 2 3 9 18 30 7 Liverpool 15 1 5 9 18 39 7 Derby County 11 2 2 7 14 27 6 ABERYSTWYTH RESERVE v. BARMOUTH. These teams met in the first round of the Towyn Cup Competition, at Towyn, on Saturday, when a hard game resulted as follows Aberystwyth Reserve 5 goals, Barmouth 4 goals. U. C. W.. ABERYSTWYTH V. PORTMADOC. The friendly encounter between the above, at Port- madoc. on Saturday, terminated in favour of the Collegians by 5 goals to 1. U. C. W. V. ST. DAVID'S COLLEGE SCHOOL. — A match was played between the above on the College ground, on Saturday, under the Rugby laws. and ended in a draw. OSWESTRT OLYMPIC V. OSWESTRY NATIONAL.— This match was played on the ground of the latter, the visitors pressed for the first quarter of an hour. The Xational then took up the play but mostly spoilt themselves by shootiug wide, the visitors then again pressed and were leading 2 to none at half-time. In the second half the visitors changed their positions which did not work so well as in the first half. The home team slightly had the best of the second half, winning by 5 goals to 2 after a good game. The winning team were as follows Goal, S. Jones backs, H. Wynne and F. Haycock; halfbacks. Xunnerley, Butcher, and W. Hughes; forwards, Wilcocks, Beaton, Nicolles, J. Pugh, and W. Roberts. Referee, Mr. J. Davies.
MACHYNLLETH ROVERS v TOWN TEAM. This match was played on the ground of the latter before a fair number of spectators, and ended in an easy victory for the Rovers bv six goals to nil. The teams were as follows:— ROVERS. Goal, H. Edwards; backs, 0. Morris, D. Hughes; half-backs, J. Roberts. O. Holt, and E. Ll. Roberts; right wing, J. Holt, Sam Jones left wing, R. Cole, 0. Arthur; centre, R. Humphreys. Referee, Mr. Podlock. TOWN. Goal, G. Ff. Roberts; backs, J. C. Aston, E. Williams; half-backs, P. Vanghan, D. Jones, and J. L. Thomas; right wing, R. VTilliams, E. J. Evans; left wing, H. Williams, W. P. Roberts; centre, N. Ll. Jones. Linesmen, G. Owen and W. Saddler.
ABERYSTWYTH V. LLANIDLOES. Having a vacant date on Saturday, the Yswy- thians arranged for a friendly encounter with the above, which took place on tho Y^nm/To i'leid. Aberystwyth, before a poor gate. The sphere had not been in motion many minutes before it was evident to everyone present that the homesters had an easy task before them, and play- ing somewhat coolly they notched no fewer than six goals in the opening lislf. After the interval the visitors livened up a little, but with the exception of an occasion when they were awarded a free kick for hands within easy reach of their opponents' citadel, they were never dangerous, the game resulting as under— Aberystwyth 11 goals. Llanidloes XiI. This result speaks well for the future of the representatives of the Queen of Welsh Watering Places, considering that they were without D. 31. 1 Jones and Bunford.
SHROPSHIRE AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. N E W T O W N v. WELLINGTON ST. GEORGE'S. These teams met early in the season and a very, tight and even game ended in a win for St. George's by the narrow margin of a goal. Ihe Newtown team was then weak and in a kind of transition state that their supporters were confi- dent of securing a couple of points in this match, and especially as the men showed such good form against Oswestrv, and were on their own ground. Great interest was excited in the neighbourhood and a fair number of spectators lined the ropes. Newtown won the toss and Bates kicked off for the visitors down the hill. The ball was returned and worked up to the top goal. W. E. Pryce-Jones got it, and when in a nice position he failed badly with his shot. Pinkstone next headed another try. Newtown kept up the pressure, and Mytton getting the ball, passed it nicely on to W.L. and he in turn, landed it to his brother, who headed out, Swettenham put in a good run, but Morris robbed him and prevented danger. Chapman tried a long shot, but Morris saved comfortably. The ball found its way to W. H. who sent in a stinger, which Evans saved right under the bar. A. W. and Parry made a good run but could not pass Morris. Mytton then had a chance, but spoilt it by getting off-side. The Dragons now woke up, and Pickering landed the ball at Harper's toes, which that plaver kicked out. Chapman passed cleverly to Parry, but Morris was in the road as usual. The Dragons again got down, aud Worthing saved by kicking out. W. Rees the next minute cleverly saved from another rush. W. E., Swettenham, and Mytton got up the field cleverly oly to find Morris in his place and ready for them. ewtown then gained a, throw in near the corner, v-\]--V6 •i>a^ was Pllt nicely to Tucker, but he "io-e<. wildly over the bar. Tucker saved from a run down, and Chapman did the same soon after- wards in the mouth of goal. The Dragons gained ir< kI UCr T UC iWSi8 ,beaut-ifully placed in front of WinWJio" >°r 6 *nt° T1et" From the centre c he;laU0^g°^P t0 "0al atKl witk difficulty Cnapman saved. Mytton had a short run, and Wt'h.Prrern? V° A" W" wh° kicked out. Another rush by the home team was saved by Morris. Parry soon after missed an easy chance by sending wide. Goodwin cleverly saved a smart and difficult shot by the Dragon's inside left. Mytton essayed one of his runs, but Morris floored him. W.L. and Swettenham worked the ball up, but the pass to Mytton was kicked yards wide of the mark. Swettenham showed up finely and when tackled passed to Mytton who sent on to Parry, and he kicked wildly over like the rest of his partners. St. George's got a foul against Ev. Rees and another against Harper for pushing. The ball was worked up to midfield, and Mytton had a good run, but just when on the road for goal he un- i luckily overran the ball, and Morris passed it back down the field. From a foul against the Dragons A. W. raced away up to the top goal, but sent the ball wide. Ev. Rees, with a long shot, nearly scored with a beauty, but the goalkeeper at the second attempt got it avoay. A. W. and Parry secured a corner, but the ball was sent behind. Ev. Rees was very fine just now at left half, and saved two or three dangerous charges. Pinkstone was equally good on the other side. Worthen yearly sent the ball through his own goal and a tussle ensued, but Ev. Rees rushed up and saved the goal in the very nick of time. Hands against Pickering relieved Newtown for a time. Mytton tried another run, and this time got up well, but his final shot was wide. The Dragons got down, and Worthen missing his kick Bates had a fiie opportunity but sent the ball over. Swettenham gained a corner, and Tucker who got to the ball sent it flying yards over. Chapman was penalised for pushing, and Meeson spoilt a fair chance by getting off-side. Ev. Rees judiciously passed the ball to Mytton, but this player kicked a little too hard and lost his opportunity. Rees spoilt a good run by Meeson and Matthews. Harper showed fine defence, and Chapman cleverly robbed Bates, but, as he has done too frequently of late, dallied so long with the ball that he was himself dispos- sessed. From hands against New-town Pinkstone lauded the ball well over to the left, but that player was off-side. Mytton dashed up, but Morris returned. Piukstone sent a well directed shot up to goal, and Jones put the ball in the net, thus scoring No. 2 for the Dragons- From the kick-off Mytton got well up the field but lost. Chapman with a long shot sent the ball over. Jones and Taylor effected a good run, but Harper checked it in time. Newtown were pressing when half-time arrived. Mytton kicked off and Newtown got the ball down, but A. W. Pryce-Jones lost it. Soon after Swettenham shot wide when well placed. The Dragons forced the ball np, and Roden landed the ball from a long shot on the net. A foul was given against the Dragons for a trip to Mytton, and A. W. sent the ball behind. The Dragons were again penalised for pushing Chapman. The visitors, however, kept pressing, and Goodwin was cheered for two splendid saves in succession. Good work by all St. George's forwards ended in Bates beautifully heading No. 3. New-town got down as usual from the kick-off, but the ball was sent out. The home team gained a corner after a very fine run by W. E. Pryce-Jones. This was well taken, but the ball was worked out. Meeson and Matthews run up well on the right and Goodwin saved from a very fine shot. Harper saved well from a strong attack by the left wing 9 1 pair. Roden and Pinkstone just now worked hard and staved off one or two ugly home rushes. Jones and Taylor finished up a good run by the latter shooting wide. The Dragons gained a corner. The ball was well placed and after a kick or two Pinkstone landed it just over the bar on to the net. Goodwin was soon after tried with a stiffish ground shot, bnt he saved and sent the ball to Mytton. Off he dashed, and, tricking all opposition, shot a magnificent goal from a most difficult angle. The Dragons pressed from the kick-off, but hands against Roden relieved. Mytton and Parry showed some pretty pass-ing play, but W. E. sent the final shot wide. Weak play by Chapman and Tucker let in the Dragons, who nearly scored, owing to E. Rees letting the bull go past him to Goodwin. The latter had the visitors' forwards on him, and had to kick into touch to save. Some even play followed. From a throw-in to the Dragons the ball was sent to Goodwin, who returned it well. Tucker was conspicuous for some very weak returns. Chapman tricked Bates well, but his old fault stuck to him and he lost the ball. Hands against Newtown near goal was given. The ball was passed back to Morris, who skimmed the bar. Chapman handled, but the free kick came to nothing. Swettenham got up near goal, but Turley returned the ball. From one of Pinkstone's grand throws the ball was kicked just over the bar. The Dragons gained a corner. The ball was well placed, and only shot an inch or so wide of the mark. Tucker showed great want of judgment in returning the ball. A. W. Pryce-Jones, with Parry, showed good passing, but the final shot by A. W. was sent out. The home team now played up a bit, and a sharp rally ended in Pinkstone removing danger with a huge kick. W. E. Pryce-Joues and ilytton got up to goal, but both missed fairly easy chances. A little even play followed and then the whistle blew, leaving St. George's winners by 3 to 1. Tcams- ST. GEORGE'S. Goal i Evans; backs Morris and Turley half- backs Pinkstone, Roden, and Pickering; right wing Meeson and Matthews; left wing: Jones and Taylor centre Bates. Linesman Mr. Rider. NEWTOWN. Goal R. Goodwin; backs J. Harper and T. Worthington; half-backs: H. Tucker, T. Chapman, and E. Rees; forwards: J. P. Swettenham and W. E. Pryce-Jones (right wing) A. W. Pryce-Jones and W. Parry (left wing) centre H. F. Mytton. Linesman, Mr. E. Evans. Referee, Mr. J. H. Williams, Oswestry.
WELSH JUNIOR CUP. (FIRST ROUND.) WKL8HPOOL ADMINISTERS A. rr7?7C> TO O.VEltO TtO. Welshpool United took down a fairly strong and representative eleven to Caersws on Saturday, together with a goodly following of supporters, a special carriage being put on to the 11-25 a.m. train by the general manager of the Cambrian Railways Company for the occasion. On arrival at their destination the party adjourned to the Unicorn Inn, where the team sat down to an appetising lunch, kindly provided by their esteemed captalll--1r. J. H. Addie. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded the skipper, on the motion of Mr. T. Hiles, a member of the committee, and which was seconded by Mr. A. E. Bond. Mr. Addie acknowledged the compliment in a pertinent speech. A small number of spectators assembled on the ground to welcome the contesting teams, the majority of whom consisted of the Welshpool con- tingent. The ground, weather, and other inciden- tals to a good game left nothing to be desired, and when, prompt to time, the rivals came on the field, they lined up as follows WELSHPOOL UNITED. Goal, R. Evans; backs, T. Astley and S. Hughes; half-backs, J. H. Addie (captain), Parry and Holloway; forwards, Jarman and Heath (right), T. Austin and Griffiths (left), and Tom Jones (centre). Linesman, Mr. H. Smith. CAERSWS. Goal, J. Price; backs, T. Cleeton and R. Morris; half-backs, W. Cleetori, J. Spoonley, and H. Bradley; forwards, G. Bradley and Tudor Jones (right), T. Morgan and E. 3Iorris (left), and C. Bradley (centre). Linesman, Mr. S. Jones. Referee, Mr. W. H. Evans, Newtown. The home team won the toss, and selected the village goal, with a useful wind in their favour. The visiting centre kicked off, and Welshpool went away with a rush after the start, and for a few minutes it looked as though something was going to happen. The United quintette for some time continued to press, and showed their superiority in a marked degree. The home goal was in jeopardy, and Bradley came to the rescue, but he was im- mediately repulsed by Parry. Austin and Griffiths introduced some pretty play, a grand centre, which Cleeton cleared, being sent in by Austin. The homesters were penalised in front of goal, Jones sending in a fruitless kick. The goal-kick brought the local men no relief, whose defence was taxed to the utmost. Griffiths directed a shot on the home goal, but nothing resulted. Price kicked out, which was met in excellent fashion by the visiting skipper, who adroitly passed to Griffiths, Cleeton successfully repelling the latter's shot. A good run by Austin and a pass to Holloway, who sent in a stinging shot, which went a little wide of the mark, varied the one-sidedness of play some- what. Hands was again given the visitors in a prominent position. Holloway took the kick, and centred in beautiful fashion, when hands again resulted, Morris just managing to save. The visitors were prominent for a couple of sudden rashes, as a final to one of which Jarman tried to score. A rush by the home right wing followed the goal kick but Addie stopped, rrum a toul the visiting centre was within an ace of scoring. Since the com- nionceuieiit of the game to this point the leather had not crossed the equatorial line, Bradley putting in a run transferred to the right wing, but the iracks smothered every attempt t8 get the ball past them, Hughes, who was on the alert, averting. The homesters' sojourn was of short duration, and they were soon found to be again on the defence. Austin attempted to negotiate, but failed. Pries again saved for his side, and this was followed by some useful work for the visiting halves shortly after. Evans, who looked cold for the want of work, was now called upon to clear, and displayed his usual alacrity between the sticks." Holloway took a throw-in on the home side of the division line, Jones and Austin getting away, but nothing resultc>d. A corner kick fell to Welshpool, Jarman centreing to Holloway, who headed the ball, and from a scuffle hands resulted. Heath tried to claim first blood with a stinging shot,, which Price managed to stop and clear; Austin in turn re- taliated and shot a little over the cross-bar. The goal kick saw Tudor and Bradley spurting away they eluded Hughes, who was found out of his place, but the visiting custodian was not found napping. Hands were given in the homesters' favour Addie replied, and the right wing obtain- possession a corner resulted. Holloway took the kick, he puting it to Jarman, and he in turn trans- ferred to Austin, who sent in sharply, the ball passing just under the bar. Fouls followed in quick suc- ession for Caersws. Parry now had a look-in, j but was unsuccessful. Spoonley sent to Morgan; the latter bepulsed by Hughes. The visitors once more asd the aggressive, but W. Cleeton kicked out.iie was conspicuous with a fine shot, wjtiefche de-iired effect. This effort was received wv.husiasir. by the delighted Poolites around theh-lines. Griffiths secured on the resuniptionivas tackled by Bradley, and the visiting gseper had to save. Austin got away id his captain afterwards headed ovHands followed, and Astley took the ki the homesters, territory, but the ball was PI, of play. Parry having stopped Morris's ca.sent on to Jones, who passed to Jarman, builatter failed to improve the score. The Caersvyht wiog afterwards went away, but were wtopped by Jarman, Jarman and Heath afteis being conspicuous for some smart play,they had ill-luck in not scoring, which was to the able defence made by Cleeton. Gmd take play followed in mid- field, when 2a was ruled off-side. The visitors pressed for me, Addie being near scoring. Bradley and confrere secured, but Hughes replied by mg on to Austin, whose shot was cleared by tome goal-keeper. Holloway and Austin were Q to the front, but the latter was ruled off-side favourable time. The goal-kick was succeed)y a rush by the home van, but they were ndlangerous. Parry cleared a shot by Bradley, the leather went to the home ground as tfesult of a foul administered by Tudor to Eva Gritliths here passed to Austin, who scored jbefore half-time, when the score sheet read \bpool 3 goals, Caersws nil. Bradley rcrted, and it was soon seen that his side was,adly beaten team, the visitors at once pressinjith W. Jones and Griffiths to the front. For al the United were awarded a free kick, but nog camo of the good position in which the Iter was placed by Holloway. A futile attempts made by Caersws to get away, but Hughes akstley were playing too strong a defence. Ps placed for Griffiths, who shot well the speiors, thinking it had taken effect, began to cheeut a goal-kick pronounced that the referee 1 given a ruling to the contrary. Parry centredreply to the kick by Price, Brad- lev averting uger. Still the visitors pressed, and their capt-centred in beautiful fashion, the leather just go behind. Tl-c United quintette led off a fineash, and Griffiths, followed up a brilliant run sending to Austin, who again scored. An ack by the home forwards followed the resumptiortt nothing came of it. Addie secured the ball, and fed to the front line, who looked dangerous, buCleeton cleared. Holloway was quickly ou thetack, and Austin shot, but Price kicked out. die was again to the fore, and Griffiths gettiithe leather sent m another shot. From the goikick Morris got possession, and Bradley racef-way but was fouled by Astley. Another spell passing with United forwards was witnessed, an(ooii after, ir mid-field, a free kick was given owt to the left full back fouling T. Jones. Holloa placed the leather on the toe of Austin, but jwas sent behind. Left wing of Caersws got way, but Hughes cleared, 11 and Jones shot, it Cleeton averted danger, and Spoonley paaig to Bradley went away, but Astley tackleoud Addie getting possession, the left wing of United were again in Caersws quarters, but 3re robbed by Morris. Price had now a hard tie of it, as repeated shots were given, and aruitless corner for Pool followed. Addie again at in, but Price cleared. United still pressed, .nd Heath and Jones looked like scoring, but Cersws bravely defended. Griffiths got the leatheiand a sharp scrimmage in front of goal followed. Addie headed and Heath soon after shot, but faileito score. The pressure was kept up, United getng a corner. Austin was again the leading exposiJr, and scored the fifth goal for his side amid trmendous cheering. He delighted everyone, and ^as about the cleverest player on the field. Thtfentre kick was succeeded by some pressing workby the visitors, who continued to keep the leathe on the home side of the division line, the Caersis front rank now and again break- ing away. Noiing came of a couple of corners to the visitors, an they came out winners of a by no means interestig game by tive goals to nil. The match was coducted in a sportsmanlike spirit, and Welshpool veil deserved the victory.
SHREWSBlJlY RESERVE v. HORSEHA'F ALBION. This tie in first round was played on the latter's ground n Saturday; Horsehay winning a capitally contesested game by four goals to one. w *r> ■■
WijjL&H WAREHOUSE. A By pernjis^on of the Old Boys," these junior elevens met on t^ie Cricket Field at Oswestry on Saturday, in th& presence of a fair number of spectators. Thomas put the leather in motion lor the Rovers, which shortly after found its way to the visitors' goal! Stanley and Nock after this invaded the homt fortress with their charge. A couple of free kicks for Oswestry in front of the Newtown goal plUvcd fruitless for the home team Goodrich from the latter sending the ball yards above the cross-bar. From the goal kick Smith chased the latter well into the Warehousemen s ground, and after some effective play by Turner, Thomas secured an easy goal and a few minutes later Goodrich scored a second goal for the Rovers. After some mid-field play, Nock got off with the leather, and Duncombe was called upon for the first time. Mil«er, up to u°w, had been playing a grand defensive game. Smith, from a corner kick, p:aced the ball just in front of Evans, which re- sulted in Goodrich capturing the visitors' fortress for the third time. Shortly from the ball being again started, Newtown gained their first corner, and though the globe was well placed, the visi ois failed to get it, past Duncombe. Half-time was shortly after called. 'L ro. On resuming, the Welshmen showed bettei bination, and°repeatedly troubled the home cus- todian, whe creditably kept his position intact. Smith relieved the pressure, aud with the aid ot Kynastou transferred the scene of play a tonrtn goal resulting for the Rovers a few minutes later off the foot of the last named player. Soon atter the ball was re-started a lively skirmish took place in front of Evans, and Roberts raised the majority of the Rovers to five. The home team were now playing a vigorous game, and completely penned the visitors in their own goal. However, Stanley and Nock, by way of relief, chased the lea^h(:r to the other end, but failed to overcome the de ence of Milner and Brookfield. Smith retaliated with another smart run, and subsequently secure the sixoh goal for his side. After some effective work by Morris at centre half Lewis and Burd forced the warfare into home quarters, and Burd gained, a solitary point for the visitors. Encouraged, by this success they made a desperate effort to get on better terms with their opponents, and, as a result, were rewarded with a couple of corners, the leather from the latter being sent passed buncombe for the second time by Davies. No further points being registered the Rovers entered the second round by six goals to two. The following were the teams OSWESTR.Y KOVERS. Goal, Duncombe; backs, Milner and Brookfield half backs, Jones, Turner,, and Williams; right wing, Roberts and Kynaston left wing, Sinitn and Goodrich centre, Thomas. NEWTOWN ROYAL WELSH WAREHOUSE. Goal, T. Evans backs, A. 'Jones and R. Phoeby half backs, Bellis, Morris, and Davies right wing, Lewis and Burd left wing, Stanley and Nock centre, A. Davies. Referee, Mr. Wilkes, Ruabon. MID WALES v. DENBIGHSHIRE. With a view to giving the noble game of foot- ball an impetus in Mid-Wales, it hasbeeu decided by the Council of the Welsh Association to play a county match-Mid Wales v. Denbighshire-at Aberystwyth, on December 29th. In accordance with this resolution a meeting of the committee appointed to select the Mid Wales team was con- vened by Mr. W. H. Evans, at Newtown, on Thursday last, when there were present-Messrs. T. H. Edwards (Aberystwyth), in the chair, D. i. M. Hope-Edwards (Rhayader), W. G. Evans (Builtli), W. H. Evans (Newtown). The following was the team selected :-Goal, G. C. Evans (Builtli) backs, J. Harper (Newtown) • Marsdon (Rhayader) half-backs, 1- ■ (Llanidloes), T. Chapman (Newtown) and A R Evan* (Bujlth) right wing, D. M. Jones a, Garner (Aep.mjth) cea.re H P..j; £ (Newtown) left wing, A. U. juorri& E. Goodwin (Newton) backs, w. 11. Jones and T. Rees (Aberystwy h) half-backs, J. Powell (Rhayader) J. Biu-r.^Builth) and W. Powell (Rhayader) right wing, T Es ans, (Rhayader) and J. H. Edwards (Aberystwyth) centre, E. Gwynne-Howell (Builth); left wing, W. Parry (Newtown) and D. Ellis (Aberystwyth). The very strongest team possible will be selected to represent Denbighshire, and it is to be hoped that the Cambrian Railways Company will offer facilities by arranging cheap bookings to Aberyst- wyth when lovers of the game may confidently look forward to one of the best matches ever played in that part of the Principality.
FOOTBALL FIXTURES. DECEMBER. 1 Aberystwyth v Builth, at Builth 1 L, Oswestry v V,"ellington Town, at Oswestry 8 Oswestry v Wrexham, at Oswestry. 8 Aberystwyth v Newtown, at Newtown. (Welsh Cup Tie). 22 Oswestry v Tranmere Rovers, at Tranmcre 26 L, Oswestry v Wellington St. George's at Os- westry 29 L, Oswestry v Shrewsbury, at Oswestry JANUARY. 26 L, Oswestry v Newport, at Newport FEBRUARY. 9 Oswestry v Westminster Rovers, at Oswestry 23 Oswestry v Aberystwyth, at Aberystwyth MARCH. 14 L, Oswestry v New-town, at Oswestry 16 L, Oswestry v Ironbridge, at Ironbridge; 23 Oswestry v Westminster Rovers, at Stansty Park APRIL. 6 L, Oswestry v Wellington Town, at Wellington 13 L, Oswestry v Whitchurch, at Oswestry 20 L, Oswestry v Shrewsbury, at Shrewsbury 27 Oswestry v Tranmere Rovers, at Oswestry
SIR W. W. )VY-N-S HOUNDS meet on Monday, 3rd Wynnstay at 10 30 Tuesday, 4th .Rednal at 10 30 Friday, 7th Duckington at 10 45 Saturday, 8th Bettisfield at 11 THE PLAS MACHYNLLETH HARRIERS will meet Monday, 3rd Forge at 10 j Thursday, 6th Penrhyn at 10 Saturday, 8th .Powis Castle, Welshpool at 12 (A Deer.) ■ THE SEVERN VALLEY HARRIERS Date. Meet. Tuesday, 4th Blue Bell Friday, 7th Bevel Bridge Tuesday, 11th The Cock, Forden Friday, 14th Llandyssil Each day at 11 o'clock. S. D. PRTCE-DAVIES, Master. TAN AT SIDE HARRIERS will meet Tuesday, 4th Llansantffraid Saturday, 1th Pool Quay -0- -c'.oa
THE LAND COMMISSION. Glan Hafren, Newtown. gIR Will you kindly insert the enclosed rebut- ting evidence given before the Royal Commissioners, sitting at Newtown, and oblige. Yours truly, JAMES BIRTLES. ly name is Jnmes Birtles, and I am the person referred to in the evidence given before the Royal Commissioners at Llanfai:, on the 11th of Septem- ber 1894 by Evan Howells and John Thomas, of Car'eg-y-t'y, Llanerfyl, in reference to a farm called Frongochj'in the parish of Llanllugan, landlord, the late 'Colonel Herbert. I emphatically deny that Evan Howells ever had the promise of the use of two rooms in the Hall, or that there ever was a clause to that effect in his agreement. The first I heard of him having such rooms was after giving his evidence before the Commissioners at Llanfair. .T l' I> L -"1 .L The rooms in the tiau were quite inaaoquate ior the tenant occupying the Hall at the time, atih instead of allowing Mr. Howells the use of two rooms, two rooms were added to the Hall the same year that Evan Howells took the farm. As to the 30 acres of land, said to be taken from the farm and put to another farm, I also deny that. The fact is this :-It was on the open hill or commonly called sheep walks, with portions allotted to each farm and marked out by trigs. The tenant of Frongoch wanted his portion fenced in which was done for him, but after it was done, it was found out that the fence was pat up in the wrong place. Wjcr p.L, "r- —- — --M tenant encroaching on a smaller one. If any com- pensation was due, it was from the tenant of Frongoch to the other tenant, for the time he held the 30 acres of land which did not belong to him. With regard to the land said to be planted, it wag, not a field but a wood which was felled and re- planted, and not the best, field on the farm as was stated. There was a corner, at the end near the buildings, planted partly for shelter and partly to have the fence straight, in lieu of which there was other land ridded of timber, which became very good pasture land, which would more than com- pensate Mr. Evan Howells for the corner planted near the buildings. There were about 20 yards of land taken to build a grocer's shop, which was very much needed in the neighbiurhood, in lieu of which there was more waste land enclosed and added to another field which I think put that matter right. As to the garden, it was not taken during Mr. Howells' tenancy, but the present tenant of Frongoch marked it out, and if anything was paid for it, the tenant of Frongocilwas to have it, but whether anything has been paid or not, I n lot prepared to. say.. To show you that Mr. Howëllswasquite satisfied with uojouei ncroert as landlord, he has applied three times for » farm on the estate since he left Frongoch. Mr. ow^lls paid in rent for the eight years he ^aJmtd r°n- goch, £ 720. Colonel Herbert reduced the rent bor him X20 which in eight years amounts to £160. He also spent in buildings and other iniproveuients during his eight years' tenancy, £ 40_. e par him for unconsumed hay and straw £ 40. When he left he made him other allowances £ 19, which added together amounts to £ 619, which just leaves a balance to the landlord as rent for the eight years ;e ioi.. From these facts you will see that Colonel Herbert was not the harsil, over-bearing landlord he was made out to be by 1080 gentlemen at Llanfair. Colonel Hei er always looked upon as a very good Jan. 01 « tenauts and their neighbours. He j?3?- refused them anything they asked o u™- e never had any trouble or dispute with his tenants, with, one exception, the whole time lie property, which speaks more in his behalf as landlord than anything I could say.
f The honour of making tho largest ^fVglrvcar strength amongst the volunteers a ,r *teer again fallen to a Welsh corps, t le r -which Battalion of the Welsh ° The battalion had also the highest totals las y • twenty- for Bo it. is designate* three companies-reports efficieuts. Each item on its roll, of whom 2,240 igon with last shows an lmprovenien 153 proficient officers year. The corps also ^l^Lding position and sergeants. Prior to tho Queen's had for many years been beia ) Edinburgh Rifle Brigade. -+-
GRATEFUL AND COMFORTING. — EFPS S OOC e CF the natural laws which By a thoroug i tio]ia digosciorl an(j nutrition, govern t1 ul appUcatioH of the line properties a? ri cf»locted COCOA, Mr. Epps has provided far breakfast and supper a delicately flavoured °ur e which may save us many heavy doctors' it is by the judicious use of such artricles of diet-that a constitution may be gradually built up until strong enough to resist every tendency to dis- ease. We may escape many a fatal shaft by keep- jntr ourselves well fortified with pure blood and a properly nourished frame."—Civil Service Gazette. Made simply with boiling water or milk.—Sold only in packets, by Grocers, labelled—" JAMES ERPS & Co., Ltd., Homoeopathic Chemists, Londou."—
FRED K. D. WARD, CIVIL ENGINEER, ARCHITECT, SURVEYOR, AND SANITARY SPECIALIST, 19, BROAD STREET, WELSHPOOL. Late Surveyor (three years) to the Powis Cattle Estate. Eight years previous experience in Jun- che ter and *Liverpool, Water and Sewerage Schemes, Buildings, Estate Improvements Plans, &c. VACANCY FOR A PUPIL. MATCHLESS CLEANSER has swept away A thousand worries of Washiug Day.
LETTERS TO THE. EDITOR. To CORRESPONDENTS. Convrr.unications for this column should be addrcx.cd to the Editor, and must be written upon one side'- of the paper only. They should in all cases- be • accompanied by the name and address of the sender, not necessarily for publication but as a guarantee of good faith.
LOCAL TRADESMEN ANJ> THE STORES. To the Editor of the COUNTT <TIMES AN]) POST. ,Si R,-I have been following with great interest the correspondence in the COT/XTY TIMKS on the subject of Local Tradesmen and the Stores," in which I think all are agreed as to the fact that local gentlemen do not patronize the Welshpool shops as they ought. I have hesitated about eatering into this con- troversy, as I am more or less an outsider, living as I do too far from WeMipnal to make it my shopping centre, but I this, as in many other matters, outsiders see most of the game. I. base my remarks on what^l have been told by those,] who are near Welshpool and ua my own experience for I go there sometimes. In the first place, I do not think that the Stores, question comes in so much ae-people think, for it has been found in many instances cheaper to get; goods elsewhere (not necessarily London) from ordinary firms, not stores, and pay carriage, that.! to get the same goods at a.sitop in Welshpool. As an example of my own personal knowledge, I can. get an article which is made locally from a firm in the most expensive part of Loudon, sent down cairiage paid, at one-tliird <sf the price and a better article into the bargain. One great mistake the", Welshpool tradesmen make is to cause the cash customer to pay for the credit customer, so no wonder people run up long bills when they can gain nothing by paying cash. Why don't they have, as many London firms have now, in order to compete successfully with the stores, two prices, one for cash.within, say, a week, and the other credit ? I am glad to see one firm has started this. I am prepared to give them my small custom, and I am sure if others followed their example they would find the orders,. and what is more important, the money, rolling in.. Another result of these high prices is that others 11 besides what our correspondent calls the aristocracy go elsewhere for their goods; not to the stores, but to Shrewsbury, where they find the shops cheaper, and as one told. me "a sovereign goes twice as far there as it does in Pool. I fail to understand what Observer's remarks as to military pensions or: Corea;, have to cO with it, unless he thinks that the Japs will drive out the Chinese and give them military pensions which they will then proceed to spend in Welsh- pool, nor do I quite see what a layor who is not a tradesman can do to make people shop there, but no don bt Observer understood,it, or else he would not have written it, so it's allright. I am, yours, etc. T. G.
AN APPEAL BY AN OLD SOLDIER. To the Editor of the C-OUNRY. TJMES AND POST. DEAR. SIR,—Will you kindly publish the follow- ing facts about an old British soldier, in the MONTGOMERY COUNTY TIMJSJS :— I joined the 41st Foot when I. was 18 years of age, in the yea*" 1841. We sailed for India a few months after I joined. I saw active service with my regiment in Afghanistan. We went through the Kyber Pass, and had manyengagements with the Afghauistans, many of them hand to hand. We were led by General Nott. I was wounded in my. right side by one of the enemy's bullets,, but soon recovered and fought on for the rest of the campaign. We returned to Knrrachee,. and when on sentry duty I was suddenly, struck down with paralytic stroke of, palsy, affecting my right, side and part of speech. I was in the hospital some time. I returned home invalided. 1. received a. pension of 6d per day for three years.. It then ceased,, and I had to go to. the workhouse for seven months. I had made numerous applications to. have nay pension renewed, but have been, told owing to my having served 3 years 18 days in the army that I am not entitled to a-pension (this in the face of having shed my blood, and having been ruined ,physically in the service of, my country). When I left the Union I. had to live about 12 y I C.4 LBft" ot earthenware. For 30 years I traded, in a small way, struggling hopelessly on, with the wolf ever at my door. At last l got too, old to take the little caj't about. I have lived, for. the larot 3 years upon 3s each, which my wife and myself have received from the Aberystwyth Union. Another- hard winter is coming on. I am. 74 years of age my wife is 75. We both are perfectly helpless. I have fought for my Queen and country in a foreign land. 1 have ruined my life through doing my duty for my native land, and, I am now left to starve in my old age. Will any of yonr readers help me to have a little justice before I die. His (Signed.), JOHN x RICE. Trefechan, Aberystwyth. mark. 24th November, 1894.
T • PARISH COUNCILS ELECTION. To the Editor of the CO.VN.TY TIMES AND POST. SIR,—In the report given of the meeting held at Llaueaintffraid by Mr. Humphreys-Owen to explain. the Parish Councils Act he (Mr. Humphreys-Owen) is reported to ,have said in answer to Mr. Rees, that he believed that a man who owned land in two parishes could not vote in two parishes. This I think is a mistake. I believe it is clearly laid down that any one (owner or occupier) whose name is on. the parochial register of any number of parishes can vote in all the parishes where his name appears, for parish purposes. I believe, also, he may sit on more parish councilg than one. If, however, the parish is divided into wards, th« voter can only vote iR one ward in the same parish. In District Council Elections I believe he can only vote in one parish, as in County Council Elections. Yours faithfully, Elections. Yours faithfully, LOOD J" HARKISON. 24th Nov., 1894.
A LOYAL CHURCHMAN. To the Editor of the COUNTT TIMES AND POST. ren/v to^ll- little sPace to letter ? truly refreshing read the foSoZg wo,^ ITIT r°m Jist^mMster r-v^Vrn 8 °r robbinS the Church of her incturaries, 1, writin-, for myself, • S should do neither, but rather cou- th > ma^lui that property once devoted to God, should not be otherwise PI le Certainly one could not expect less than ie a ove from Idrisyn's son. How ma*y onconrormist ministers are there in Wales who will venture to give expression to sentiments simi ar to those of Mr. Idrisyn J ones i* this matter t Now let me com 3 to Mr. Jones' letter w bich I find disappointing. Mr. Jones has made Bw attempt to give us the full history of the 2,000 and the relation in which they stand to the 7,000 or more clergy who were brutally ejected from their legal possessions. To wrest a statement from its connection is not, to my mind, a fair way of pre- senting history to the people. Then Mr. Jones asks What is a Christian ? and proceeds to give his definition of it, and builds thereon. The definition of the Church is this, a Christian is a person baptized with pioper matter into the namw of the Wessed Trinity—the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (see Matthew xxviii., 19-20). One could write a long treatise on this subject. In my humble opinion Mr. Jones is dangerously fond of crying Peace, peace where there is no peace." I, as a Churchman, feel in duty bound to sound a note of alarm when I think it necessary. To quote Doddridge, Puncheon, Spurgeon, &3., as being reasons for not giving full publicity to the mind ot the Church, of which I am proud to be a member, is nothing less than offering an inducement to brush unpalatable truth. All I have to say about the Divines mentioned is, I hope they will not ultimately be classed with the down grade lot. To refer to Venerable Bede, who is made to say that many of the ministers of the National Church were ordained by Scotch Presbyterians" (will Mr. Jones kindly giveine chapter and verso, re above quotation), or any Archbishop's or Bishop's individual opinion in the face of the decision of the Church is mere trifling with the subject. Bishop Lightfoot on this matter is to be seen in the preface to the sixth edition of his Commentary on the Philippians. The Bishop says that the result of his original search has been a confirmation of the statement in the English ordinal, It is evident to all men, IC." J referred to the "Ordjnl" in my previous letter. We invite people to judge tho Church by her Creed and Articles, .and not by the opinions of s«rae of her members' oniv. People do not think of judging other societies, say the Oddfellows, by the individual utterances of some of its members, bnt by the rules that govern the society. It is generally admitted that the exception proves the rule." Bat according to Mr. 'system of logic the exception upsets the rule. The absurdity of Mr. Jones' mode of arguing will appear sufficiently clear in the following — Mr. Jones says I will not rob- the Church of her revenues, &c." The Congregational Union, of which Mr/Jones is a member; has passed a resolu- tion to "rob the Church of her revenues." Now, I ask, which governs the Unioi-, Mr. Jones' individual opinion or the resolutioll" passed by the Union ? People generally would say that it is the "resolution," but according to Mr. Jones' argument it \ÙJll!tl be his Individual opinion. Then our Saviour's words" My kingdom is not .of this world," seem to present a,r- obstacle to Mr. Jones. The meaning is very simpie; L am not your rival. The better the rules of my kingdom are kept the more loyal your subjects will be. Yon have there- fore nothing to fear from, me as, Why this fact should be considered am; objection against the connection between the Church and State is beyond 1 v tnH :j'i"};t:11u¡. ¡-- As regards the position of the Church Mr. Jones lias erected quite a mountain. Here is his definition of it:—" I understand the view of your correspondent to be that tho Church of Christ is meant to be a s>uglo and visible corporation established by National law, and controlled. by Acts of Parliament; having the Sovereign of the Realm as its visible head, and, internally governed by Bishops who derive their authority and sacramental efficacy by all unbroken line from the Apostles." Kindly draw the pen, Mr. Jones, from the beg-inning uf the definition until you come to internilly govern," &(! and add to what has been left, what the Church savs in her 34th Article of Ileligion-" Every particular or National Church has authority to ordain, change, and abolish ceremonies or rites of the Church ordained only by man's authority, so that all things be done to edifying," and then, you will find that tho mountain created has not rkn to the dignity of a mole-hill. I must again.refer Mr Jones to St. John xvii, 2C-21, wherein it shows clearly that the oneness of the Church is to be a witm>¥s to the world that the Father hath sent- the Son into the world. And the Church-tho old and ever faithful Mother—speaks loudly and earnestly to all who persist in pre- suming upon the uncoventantud mercies of God. Covet earnestly the best gifts, and yet show I unto you a. more excellent way." Yours, &c., JET.