NOTES ON FOOTBALL. [13 Y V E T v. a x Saturday last was not an ideal day for football, as in many cases the ground TO frost-bound and covered with snow. This was the rase nt Ne wtown, where Whitchurch played the return lwigne match with the home team. Of course, W. E. Pryce-Jones won the toss and equally, of course, he choose to kick up the hill. During the first- half, the home team had most of the play, but owingT-o the slippery state of the ground, and a. iittie e»reiex>-uess Jwar goal, the score shp(t war, blank at half time. Cart- wright, Walker, Kenny, Mid the gc-ulkeeper defended eapnallv. In the half NVwtowu were not long in notching a point. This was tho T-renli: of as pretrya bit. of work as I have ever seen on the ground. The Whi^-lmrcli men t~it the bail well up the srronnd, when Chanmau very coolly and ch-verly robbed the forwarda, and, "flying his opportunity, passed to II. F. Myt.t-on, w hen that player was in a good position, and he, seeing that A. W. Pryce- Jones was .setter placcd than he vena, very u*- selhshlv gave him the bail, with the result that ei .v A. W. scored a beauty. Tins i» the sort, of work one wants to see iu a fcotbai! field, ilali-backs (1:; a rule are too fund of shooting at goal and trying to scon, T! pr.yw "-Jnnn;il!y, but it i", die exceplioii atv.,r- the less. The duty of a half-back is to impede and rob opposite forwards, and this being done, then he should quickly look rG-zi(I and give the ball to any forward he sees in a good position, as Chapman not only did on this particular occasion, but al! through the game on Saturday. Chapman's play on Satur- day was as near perfection as possible—clever tackling, judicious* passing, good shooting at times, and most gentlemanly play throughout. On his play in the last two matches lie has proved himself up to his old form and worthy of a place in the internationals. Tue eatne may be said of 1. F. Mytton, h Lu is now certainly out, of the finest centre forwards in Wales. But I am rather wan- f dering a bit from rue game. After breaking the ice, the home team were tif,t, long in adding another point. Matthews- io\i:«gly called '"Joey'" by V* mates, and A. W. made a tine passing run ami gained & corner. This was well piaoed, and in a tight scrimmage one of the Whit-church bncks, in trying to get the ball away, sent it through his own goal. The third was from a smart rnn by H. F. Mytton, after he had received the ball at the rijjht time L',HH Chapm; M ytton dashed op to goal and shot in. Tho goalk. eper just pit it away, but Joe returned it weil into the net. Tiju fourth goal was also the result of fiue. by Chapman, who passed to Savage. The laft-er player gave the goalkeeper a handful, and before he could get the bail away, Teddy Davies was on it and placed it in the net. In this half Whitchurch were quite out- played, and but for t'i,, really splendid play of Cartwi-i £ bt, Newtown would have scored heavily. No bettor half-back play than Cartwright's need be seen, aud it is a wonder to me he has not been frequently chosen in important, matches to play for Shropshire. In his position, he is quite the equal of any centre half-back in the county. The two backs and the goalkeeper did good service ^especially the latter. His place was no sinecure, and he could not be blamed for auy of the goals scored against him. The two new men, Wolfe and Evans, did very well on their wings, and the passing of the Whitchurch forwards was at times very pretty-in fact more pretty than effective. Teddy Davies and Matthews performed very creditably, and they are capital understudies to W. E. Pryce-Jones and Parry. G. R. Mytton did well too, but evidently did not relish the slippery ground. The defence of Newtown was good and alfe. In the match with the Everton Reserve, when Newtown were beaten by 3 to 1, the losers were short handed and took three substitutes from Oswestry. These with the other players, did good work as the score sheet shows. To be beaten by this grand combination by only 3 to 1 speaks well for Newtown, and when the return match is played later on there will be a thumping gate to witness the home team's endeavour to lower the colours of their formidable foes. I forgot to mention before, that Whitchurch and Newtown had not their full teams engaged. Parry was at West Bromwich fighting for the Throstles against Preston North End, and right well did he sustain his home reputation. He made one of the finest runs of the day, and one of the evening papers in writing of his general piny says. Parry, the r.ew man, gave a very good exhibition." Wrockwardine Wood scratched to Welshpool in the Welsh Junior Cup tie, much to the disgust of the home team, who were thus robbeil of a good j The npjt -a-jv Shrewsbury Reserve, and if the Welshmen have choice of ground the match will be a hot and close one, and wid be sure to draw a big gate. The Oswestry United in securing the Stratli- clyde (Glasgow) team provided a great attracion, and the game was well patronised. Tho home team played a grand game all through, and the practice gained against their good opponents will be of great service to-day in the match against Wrexham. The half-back and full back play need not be better, and the forwards combined beauti- ful;v. Pierce and Parry made some beautiful runs, and the other wing, Watkins and Nathan, were nearly if not ouite as good. The ubiquitous L. Ben bow, who it seems is such a born footballer that he can not be mispla-ced, made a first rate centre, and did quite his share towards winning the game. Watkins, as I expected, improves with every match, and will become a capital wing player. The United are very lucky in securing his services now M. Jones is on the sick list. Poor Jack Evans paid dearly for his love of the game and pluck in the match against Shrewsbury. Ilit3 wrenched knee again went, and the poor fellow has probably played his last game for at least a couple of yerrs. Oswestry executive have wisely, I think, decided to play the same team to-day against Wrexham, and although the Wrexham men have nearly carried all before them this year they will have a stiff job before them. The game will not be won by them till the Referee's whistle blows at the end of the second 45 minutes- then. This match, like the one at Newtown against the West- minster Rovers will be a close one and will be worth seeing. It's a pity one canuot be in both places at the same time to witness the games. The Dragons (St. George's) are romping home in the League matches, and the gap between them and the other teams is widening fast. Their work, up to the present is, I fancy, a record for the medal*. They have p1ayed 11 matches, winning 9 and drawing 2, not one either at home or away being lost. Thev cannot lose now unless the team falls to pieces. J Shrewsbury fell further behind on Saturday when they were taken down by Newport to the tune of 4 to 1, while the Dragons triumphed over Ironbridge by 2 to 0. There was a first rate match at Shrewsbury between the Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton Junior League teams. The game property ended in a draw of 4 goals each, the Shrewsbury men having quite as much of the game as their formidable and much more experienced opponents. From all the hard things said and written against the Wolves, who would have expected the despised ones to give Sunderland a lift by actually thrashing the champions--EvertoTi ? Yet such was thu case, and the result, 1 to 0 in their favour, was no fluke either. Sunderland and Aston Villa now t: i' -de of place, though the former hpvr> two games in hand. The race between Sunderland, Aston Villa, and Everton is now becoming quite interesting. Nanle (jcaT,= Played Won Dm Lost F'r A T'ts Sunderland 20 13 4 3 53 24 30 Aston Villa 22 14 2 6 62 27 30 Everton 18 12 3 3 52 27 27 Blackburn Rovers 22 10 6 6 43 35 26 Preston North End 22 10 4 3 33 35 24 Sheffield Wea'sday.9 11 2 6 37 26 24 Burn lev 20 10 3 7 33 25 23 Notts Forest 20 9 4 7 35 36 22 Sheffield United 20 8 -3 9 36 42 19 W'ton Wanderers 21 7 4 10 30 45 18 Small Heath 21 7 4 10 40 59 13 Bolton Wanderers 21 5 5 11 36 39 15 West Brom'h Albion.22 6 3 1.3 31 51 15 Derby County 19 4 5 10 27 46 13 Liverpool 22 3 7 12 30 5-3 13 Stoke 17 3 3 11'20 45 9 SHROPSHIRE AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. Played TTon Lost Drn For Agsfc Pta St. George's 11 9 0 2 34 11 20 Oswestry United 10 5 1 4 37 13 14 Wrockwardine Wood.11 5 4 2 19 19 12 Shrewsbury 9 5 5 1 28 16 11 Hertford 10 2 3 5 19 17 9 Newtown 10 4 5 1 23 26 9 Newport ]2 3 7 2 13 36 8 Ironbridge 10 3 6 1 22 30 7 Whitchurch 8 2 5 1 10 j9 5 Wellington Town 9 2 6 1 18 36 5 NEWTOWN HALF-HOLIDAY XI V. CAMPBELL'S >:I.— Tbis match was played 0:1 the Waterloo Ground on Friuay, the 4tb inst. The Campbell xi won the toss and elected to play against the wind, and after ten minutes of good play, Craddock, making a. fine sprint, scored rather easily, through a mistake by the goalkeeper. This seemed to put more life into the game, and the Holiday men broke away and looked like scoring, but Gentle was the stumbling block and could not be beaten. From this Morgans got the leather and passed to Matthews, who centred nicely, and the first-named shot it through. From this point until half-time the play was of a "give and take" character. On re-starting, Wellingford made a fine run, and had hard lines in not scoring, the ball striking the cross-bar and rebounding down the field. Evans secured it, and passed to Davies, who centred, Morgans making a good shot which beat Horton for the third time. L,, The Holiday men now pressed, but Townsend was in rattling form and fisted out well. From a huge kick by W. Humphreys the leather was put into midfield, where Matthews secured and passed to Davies, who shot wide. Now the Campbells pressed severely, and Evans peered a fourth. Time was shortly afterwards with the score standing: Cam bell's xi, 4 goals; Half-Holiday, 0. For the winners, Mat- thews, Evans, Morgans, aud Gentle, were con- spicuous for their fine plav. Teams :—Campbell's xi: Goal. E. Townsend; backe, Humphreys and C. Owen; half-backs, Henry James, R. Gentle, and Boden: right wing, A. Davies and W. Craddock; t left wiig, A. Matthews and Llew. Evans; centre, Morgan:- Half-Holiday Goal, H. Horton fofteV*, Humphreys and Townsend half-backs, R. Hum- phreys, Watts, and Jones right wing, E. Roberts and S. W allingford; left wing, Benbow and B. Morris; centre, Harris. Linesman, Messrs. Wra. Pilot and P. Owen. Referee, Mr. W. Parry. ABERYSTWYTH v BUILTH. A friendly game was played between these'elevens, on the Vicarage field, Aberystwyth, on Saturday, in the presence of a fair gate, the visitors were well re prof nil ted, and soon after operations were com- menced it was evident that the homesters had not an ee y task, a.<; was expected, before them. Winning tke t«>ss Garner, as usual, played up hill, and though his vanguard appeared to be ir. any- and though his vanguard appeared to be in any- thing like form, at the interval this team led by two goals to lore. In the latter half the Tin): mer their opponents plenty to do, and before I the ciose they had equalised, home forwards now and again reached their opponents' territory, 1 "i r "eidom did they look like scoring. Garner and Morris scored fo? ihe home team, wh.'&t E. < < Howell, and T. G. Howell performed the ta.-k j the Visitors. Result.— j the Visitors. Result.— Aberystwyth j Builth ••• 2 J I The following the teams— ABF.RYSTWYTH. Geal, Jack Jones; full backs, Ramsey, Williams and W. R. Jones half backs, H. Smith, D. Morgan, and D. Edwards; right wing, Tom Richards, and J. Gtirner; centre, lforris left wing, J. H. Edwards, and J. C. Ilea. BUILTIT. Goal, Felton full backs, W. G. Evans, and M. G. nowell; half backs, G. Lewis, J. Burns, and P. ¡ Oakes right wing, O. Perrin,and H.Jones centre, A. R. Evans; left wing, E. G. Howell, and T. G. Howell. Referee.—Mr. A. J. Hughes. FOOTBALL FIXTURES. JANUARY. 26 Aberystwyth r L.C.W., at Aberystwyth 26 1" Oswestry r Newport, at Newport PO FEBRCART. 2 Aberystwyth r Itliayader, at Rhayader 9 Oswestry v Westminster Rovers, at Oswestry 9 .ÀbcrJ'twyth v Fortmadoc, at Portmadoc 23 Aberystwyth r Ogwestry United, at Aber- ystwyth ll-ARCH. 9 Aberystwyth v U.C.W., at Aberystwyth 14 L, Oswestry v Newtown, at Oswestry 16 L, Oswestry v Ironbridge, at Ironbridge 23 Oswestry v Westminster Rovers, at Stansty Park 30 Aberystwyth r R.W.W., at Xewtown APRIL. 6 L, Oswestry v Wellington Town, at Wellington 6 Abcrystwyth v Portmadoc, at Aberystwyth 12 Aberystwyth v Oswestry Old Boys, at Aber- ystwyth 13 l, Oswestry r Whitchurch, at Oswestry 13 Aberystwyth v R.W.W., at Aberystwyth 16 Aberystwyth v Wellington St. George's, at Aberystwyth 20 T" Oswestry v Shrewsbury, at Shrewsbury 1 27 Oswestry r Tranmere Rovers, at Oswestry » HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. THE SEVERN VALLEY HARRIERS will meet Tuesday, 15th Hem Bank Friday, 18th Caerhowel Bridge Tuesdav, 22nd The Gaer Friday, 25th Abermule Friday, 25th Abermule Each day at 11 o'clock. THE PLAS MACHYNLLETH HARRIERS will meet Monday, 14th Caeceinach Thursday, 17th Braichgoch Each day at 10 o'clock. SIR W. IT. WY'S HOUNDS meet on Saturday, 12th Broughall (not Flanog) at 10 30 B, Monday, 14th Bangor Tuesday, 15th .Basehurch at 10 30 Friday, 18th Gallantry Bank Saturday, lUth Iseoed at 11 0 TANAT SIDE HARRIERS will meet Llan,, I)Iodw(,1 Tuesday, 15th, Llanyblodwel Friday, 18th, Maesbury FORDEN. DAXCE.—A dan-:e. took place in the Schoolroom, on Thursday evening, January 3rd, the object being to raise funds for a new floor, which had been laid for the occasion, and was in every way a great success. The company numbered about 100. Refreshments, which were kindly given by the purishoneru were laid in the class room, the tables were presided over by Mrs George Davies, Hem Bank, Mrs Francis, The Gaer, Mrs Williams, Hem, Mrs William Davies, Red House, Mrs Edward Morris, Kilkewydd. The music was supplied by Messrs Roberts, harpists, Newtown, and dancing was kept up with great spirit until 4 o'clock. LLANSANTFFRAID. THE LATE MRS. PARRisn.On Saturday the remains of Mrs. Sntih Ann Parrish, wife of Mr. James W'Hiam Parrish, and daughter of Mr. John Rees of Llansantffrai i, were interred here. A huge concourse of friends and relatives met to pay their last tribute of respect and love to Mrs. Parrish, whose short life had been so unexpectedly terminated. Mrs. Parrish was only twenty-six years of age. The utmost sympathy was shown by the villagers. EXTRAORDINARY SUCCESS IN THE TREAT- MENT OF OBESITY. Our corpulent readers will be glad to learn how to positively lose two stone in about a mouth, with the greatest possible beuelit In health, strength, and muscle, by a comparatively new system. It is a singular paradox that the patient, returning quickly I to a healthy state, with increased activity of brain, digestive and other organs, naturally requires more food than hitherto, yet, notwithstanding this, hp absolutely loses in weight one or two pounds daily, as the weighing machine will prove. Thus there is no suggestion of starvation. It is an undoubted success, and the author, who has devoted years of study to the subject, guarantees a noticeable reduc- tion within twenty-four hours of commencing the treatment. This is different with other diseases, for tho patient, in some cases, may go for weeks without being able to test whether the physician has rightly treated him, and may have derived no real or apparent improvement in health. Here, we v repeat, the author guarantees it in twenty-four hours, the scale to be the unerring recorder. The treatment aims at the actual root of obesity, so that the superfluous fat does not return when dis- continuing the treatment. It is perfectly harmless. We advise our readers to call the attention of stout friends to this, because, sincerely, we think they ought to know. For their information we may say that on sending four penny stamps, a book entitled Corpuleucyand the Cure (256 pages), containing a reprint of Press notices from some hundreds of medical and other journals—British and foreign — and other interesting particulars including, the book containing the "recipes," can be had post free from a Mr. C. F. Russell, Wobarn House, Store Street, Bedford Square, London, W.C. j
MACHYNLLETH. PRESENTATION.—A public meeting was at Vane Hall on Thursday evening, January 3rd, for the purpose of presenting to Mr. W who for & period of four yeaio has held Lho office of lay-reader of the parish of Machynlle: h, a beauti- fully executed illuminated address, Ellicott's com- mentaries, and a purse of 53 guineas, subscribed for by his numerous friends and well wishers in the town and neighbourhood. There was a crowded attendance, the presentation being made by Lord Henry Vane-Tempest. THE BILL RINGERS.—On Wednesday evening, January 2nd, the Machynlleth band of bell ringers, together with a few friends, were the of host and hostess Jones, of the Lion Hotel, when they spent a very pleasant evening. Mr. and Mrs. Jones catered in their usual excellent style, and their gueste were highly pleased. Cauou Trevor occupied the chair and after the cloth had been removed, the company were crdcr a programme of music, in which tho fo'.lor, :r.g took partRev. D. T. Hughes, John Lewia, 11,. Howell, Price, W. Saddler, Evans, Rhyl, F. Thomas, Mere- dith Jones, R. W. Williams, K R. Bvane, Ac., The various songs were accompanied by Mr. Howell on the piano. Canon Trevor addressed a few enoouraging remarks to the uicmubio "i thc band during the course of the evening, and also l-cr,d-d lo w1 —~ts for their hospitality. THE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL.—At the first dis- tribution of prines at this school, Master Louis Jones Williams secured the prize offered to the best boy in the school, and amongst the girls Miss Claudia Morgan was successful, beiag closely followed by Miss Pollie Thomas. These prizes were awarded by Mr. and Mrs. Ilamphreys-Owen. A Bible was also presented by the governing body to every scholar present on the occasion of the opening of the school on October 17th. Mr. Meyler, the master, gave a satisfactory account of the work done at the school since its openir.g, the scholare were also addressed by Rev. W. S. Jones. SCHOOL BOARD. A meeting of Board WM held at Vane Hall, on T'iur«dav > present 01 w. S. Jones, chairman, Trevor, Mr. Richard Gilbert, Rev. Jowi..b Jonri*. and Rev. J. Roberts. Out representative being present, the Board at the outset took into consideration whether reporti-i-? nid be allowed to attend the meetings i she Board, and it was eventually decided to admit reporters. APPOINTMENT OF CLWRK. Two applications were received for the poet of clerk, viz., T. Griffiths, Pottften, and D. Davies Williams, who has acted in a similar capacity for the British School. Cano. TREVOR thought it desirable that a per- son familiar with the" work should be appointed, and not a person who would have to learn the work at their expense. After a lengthy oouTermtion, it was agreed to fix the clerk's salary at £10 per annum, where- upon The CHAIRMAN OTM the appointment of Mr. Williams, which was seconded by Rev. Mr. ROBERTS, and was agreed to. TRRAvSUJtER. There were two applications for the post of treasurer, TISS., Mr. Lloyd Jones, of the N. and P. Bank, and Mr. W. R. Williams, of the L. and P. Bank. It was decided to defer the appointment, on the Tnetion of Mr. GILLART, seconded by ltev. JOSIAH JONTES, pending; inquiries to be made of both gentlemen as to the rate of interest proposed to be charged by tne banks in the case of an over- draft. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE OFFICER. At the outset it was decided to appoint an officer, bat the question of salary was deferred until the next meeting. Two applications were received for the post, viz., John Jones, master of the workhouse, and Mr. David Williams, l'enralt Street, Machynlleth, Mr. Williams being appointed unanimously, on the motion of Rev. Mr. ROBERTS, seconded by Rev. JOSIAH JONES. It was uaderstood thafe Mr. Williams would be paid a filed salary, with an additional percentage on the increased average attendance. THI BRITISH SCHOOL. Mr. John Rowlands, solicitor, wrato saying that he had been directed by the managers of the British School to draw the attention of the Board to the notioa sent t. tb" Education Department as to the closing of the British School, aud t-o ascertain whether the Board would take the trans- fer of the same. The CHAIRMAN proposed that they communi- cate with the managers of the British School, ascertaining the terms upon which they were prepared transfer to the Board. Rev. JOSIAH JONES seconded,a*d the motion was carried. It was decided t adjourn the meeting until the following day. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. The first meeting of this body was hald at the Workhouse on Thursday morning, there being a full attendance, viz., Lord Henry Vane Tempest, Messrs Edward Rees, Richard Rces, Richard Own, John Thomas, John Pugh, W. M. Jones, J. M. Breeze, Richard Gillart, Edmund GilIart, John Lewis, John Edmunds, G. W. Griffiths, John Richards, and Evan Jones. Mr. DAVID EVANS, who acted in the capacity of returning officer at the elections, having opened the meeting, and the members signed their declara- tion, It was decided that the Press should be ad- mitted. CHAIRMAN PRO. TEM. Mr. W. M. JONES proposed that Mr. Richard Owen shonld take the chair pro. tern. Mr. BREEZE seconded the proposition, which was agreed to. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN. The meeting then proceeded with the election of chairman. Mr. G. W. GRIFFITHS proposed the appoint- ment of Lorn Henry Vane Tempest, which was seconded by Mr. EDMUNDS. Mr. JOHN PUGH moved an nmendment that Mr. Edward Rees be appointed as chairman, the same being seconded by Mr. W. M. JONES. A question arose whether the voting shonld be by ballot or by show of hands, and in the result it was agreed that it should be cpen, the show of hands resulting in the election of Lord Henry Tempest, in whose favour nine ri-corded their votes against six for Mr. Rees. APPOINTMENT OF CLERK. Mr. David Evans (Messrs Evans and Gillart) and Mr. John Rowlands, solicitor, applied for the post of clerk. Mr. EDWARD REES proposed the election of Mr. Rowlands, the motion being seconded by Mr. RICHARD OWEN. Mr. G. W. GRIFFITHS proposed the election of Mr. Evans. r. JOHN LEWIS seconded the amendment. On a division eight voted for Mr. Evans and seven for Mr. Rowlands, aud consequently Mr. EvaulI was elected. INSPECTOR OF NUISANCES. Mr. David Humphreys, the present inspectoi, was the only applicant for the post of Inspector of Nuisances, and it was agreed to defer the appoint- ment. DATE OF MEETINGS. The first Tuesday in the month was decided apon as tho date of the meetings. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The tirst meeting of the newly-elected Guardians was held at the Workhouse on Wednesday week, when the following members were present: Mrs. M. Lloyd, Machynlleth Messrs. Edward Hughes, Llanwriu; Ellis Hughes, Cemmaes; John Rees, Towyn; John Rowlands, Machynlleth; William Parry, Pennal; Evan Evans and John Owen, Towyn John Davies, Darowen Edward Pritchard, IssygaiTeg John Jones, Scyborycoed David Lewis, Uwehgarreg; Henry Lester Smith, Lian- brynmair; D. Evans, clerk and D. Morgan, assis- taut clerk. CHAIRMAN PRO. TEM. Mr. Ellis Hughes, Cemmaes, was voted to the chair pro. tern., on the motion of Mr. DAVID LEWIS. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN. The Board then proceeded with the election of chairman, who will hold the office until the annual meeting in April next, it being agreed that the tinal voting should be by ballot. Mr. EDWARD HUGHES, the retiring chairman, proposed the election of Mr. John Rees, the vice- chairman of the old Board, who, he considered, would be able to discharge the duties of the office to the satisfaction of everyone. Mr. Rees had been a most- useful member on the retiring body, and I deserved the honour. Mr. WM. PARRY, wi-o p.ul-,r, H-vW remarks, seconded Mr. JOHN JON! V. J notdobettertha" 1 v. ,} v,. y' 1 Mr. JOHN OWEN nominating Mr. Jo. fr>; i! post. post. Air. EVAN EVAS s,-cof,ae. :<r, ""I., Mr. ROW LAND o o.-u.i^.u c ••a-O being out of the chnii, ft iu nt- rmnso should be withdraw n. Mr. OWEN declined n quest, and persisted in a vc-t.t The ballot result' • ■ i. • I and five for Mr. Rowl-T. • I WHS elected on the mon t r > • j ITEr, seconded by Mr. KV A V A N Mr. REES, on t-sk'n; :'»;o -■.i-v. r' -.• .• 01 a few remarks,than te- 1><- -r.r or ;v ;r conferred upon hinv cb».o/. n duties to the be*t conferred upon hinv cb».o/. n duties to t.he bef"! ,1 YIC'> I Mr. Ellis Hugheb OUA-U-J.v <:>>,< -»• •d.-p- chairman. ADDITIONAL GL'A-.R»TA'>,S Two gentlemen w- /■ -o>iticu viz., Mr. Jonn iIukU'A .j- 'i j- «• former guardian, proposed D? .Mr. iV. jor. «-»•'< -oo?K»*>d Ti\Vin J proposed by Mr. jmrn 1,), w-con'J«-;i by Mr. ¡ W. Parry. cun. TE: I The committees app-.irti'(< follorre: F ■ N ANCS. The whole of the l>s'ar- SCHOOL ATTKKDAKOI.. The whole of the wi-h '-rcf ption of the members repres^nfi-.g T-y i-. Fe-i?.'»!, issy- garreg, Scyborycoed, and Mauoy ) rr>-r:-hes. A5F52C5KX:T. The whole of the Beard with --MIOM of Mr. Lloyd and Mr. W. Joae*, Ab< '> T, wjio with- drew. All members were also placed en ibis committee, it being agreed that two should form a quorum. STATISTICS. The returns of the relievii g nftjo*vr*» wen1 ns follows: Machynlleth OIMUHI..M-M.JS. £19 14f1. 8d. to 89 papers; IWowen dif-.tr.ci;, Mr. Daniel Howell, 2s. lid. to 130 paupers; Pennal district, per vr. 8d. to 100 paupers. Nntnber in house during the past fortnight 36 '0 3ti the corresponding period, 68 vagrants 1Vf\T'¡,) relieved, against 28 in the corresponding fortnight. CHRISTMAS DAT AT THE HOUSE. The MASTER reported that the inmates enjoyed their annaal extra fo-re on Chrifdmas da.y, and also that they were the v^pients of numerous gifts from various donors in the district. Amongst those present at the house 011 Christmas day were Mr. and Mrs. Rowlands, Hoek v ilia Mr. E. Hughes, chairman of the Board; Mr., Mrs., and Misa Evans, Pendre; Miss Lilian Christopher, Manchester; Rev. Morris Grind hi?, Mr. Mills, Llanidloes; Mr. (hven, Nantlyii; Dr., Mrs., and Master Matthews, Mr. D. Morgan, Master Ritchie Morgan, &c. A hearty rote of thanks was aocordod the different ladiet and ge*tlemen for th; ir „v. the inmates. THE URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. RADICAL INTOLERANCE. A largely attended jneeGng wa3 i:i the British School, Maobynuo(,'ht oti Saturday night, to protest against the action 0f 8ome District Coun- cillors who Were returned ns Liberals, but voted against their party the first, meeting of the Council- Mr D. E. DaYl, president of the Liberal j Club, took the chair. The CHAIRMAN 1!ald he was glad to see so many present. A few dayu ago they were con- gratulating themselves upon their victories in the School Board and District Council elections. Since then, however, things bn<1 turned out differently from what they expe^t^d- The Rev J. ROBI'JI^ S It¡;kc(1 one of the members to give a report of "what was done at the first Council meeting. Mr W. M. JONES said till the Liberal members of the Council were not p.ve'j.'nt, but to tho best of bis recollection the folio ping was what took place. j The Council met in the iioard-room, on Thursday morning, and the Returning Officer, after taking their declarations, left. Mr R. Owen, Nowiyn, was elected provisional cbairman, and for the office of chairman, Mr G. W. Griffiths proposed, and Mr J. Edmunds seconded, the election oi Lord Uenry Vane-Tempost. As an amendment, Mr J. Pugh proposed, and 1>° 0'r Jonvs) seccndeu the election of Mr E. Rees. A diaeusKion followed, aud it WQf: egreed that the votinir j should ba open. Six— Messrs. Ow-eu, E. Ik^es, 11. Rees, J. M. Breeze, J, Pugh, aad himself—voted for Mr. Rees, and nine^—Lord II. Vane-Tempest, Messrs. ft. Gillart, E. Gi'mrt> *'• Richards, G. w! Mr. Rees, and nine^—Lord H. Vane-Tempest, Messrs. R. Gillart, K Gi'mrt> J. Richards, G. W. Griffiths, J. Edmunds, J. Lewis, J. Thomas, and the Rev Evau Jones-,oted for Lord H. Vane. Tempest. Then Mr E. Rees proposed, and Mr 1. Owen seconded, the appointuienc of Mr J. Rowlands as clerk. Mr G. W. Griffiths proposed, and Mr J: Lewis seconded, the appointment of MrDavid Evans. The voting was again opened and eight voted for Mr Evans and seven for JAr Rowlands. Tho division was on the same line-s as the previous one, except that Mr. J. Thomas voted for Rowlands. For the vice-chair Mr. Griffiths proposed, and Mr. J. Lewis seconded, the eiection of Mr. Rocs. Mr. Rees said he was unwilling to act, • 1 „ n- pointment was not proceeded with. I ^r- J. PUGll said he had nothiug more to say about the meeting of the council. omo said tlw Liberal members were not pledged. In ft eonise thev were not, but it was nuder&tood that as they were j sent in by a certain party they were to look after the interests of that party. pbCVi •},] Jones and Mr. J. Richards t-aid they were not pledged, and were not »nswerable to the Liberal party. If that were so, did thoy attend the Liberal Committee meetiugs ? If Rev. E. Jones had not verbally pledged himself as to the chair- manship, he iJiMi done so as to the clerkship. It wag remarkable that the Council divided itself iuto two parties and that the Con sen at ivt-s eat on cnv isaie and the Liberals on the other, and among the Con- servatiTes were Rev E. Jones and Mr. Richards. Mr. R. OWEN, Nowiyn. said the question was raised in the Council whether a certain member had a right to vote on the appointment of clerk, but he insisted on voting, and said he would take' the responsibility. He was very sorry far the day's work they "did they went to the Council proudly, and with their heads up, having, as they thought, a majority of three, but. they away in a minority. As to the appointment of Cierk he understood it was only made for a year. Rev J. ROBERTS asked if the Liberal Coun- cidors met before Thursday and agreed how to vote on the question of Ghairman and Clerk ? Mr. R. OWEK said thev did meet,, but they fVih-d to agiee as to the Chairman. Mr. PUGH said the uaine of Lord Henry Vane- ¡ Tempest was mentioned, and some one suggested that it might be advantn^ons 1 D H>;•.•>. bin* J decided to get water from Llanwriu. Rev. J. ROBERTS asked if there was an under- standing that Liberals should bo appointed a.; Chairman and Clerk. Mr. W. M. JONES said they met one evening and sat from six until ten. It was said that some- thing done iu Committee had been made known to tho other ide, and every one agreed that nothing should be said of what was done in tho Committee. As to the clerkship, Rey. E. Jones said Mr. Row- lands was their man, but before making the appointment he-said he should like to know the krms, and he said he would advocate advertising for a, clerk, on the terms that the appointment should not be permanent and that thero should be no superannuation. Thev all agreed to that. On the chairmanship he (Mr" Jones) said they might get a Chairman from outside, but he wanted one from amongst themselves as he thought it would be a good thing to have another Liberal magistrate. All the Councillors agreed except Rev L. Joues, who wanted Lord H. Vane-Tempest to have the first cut," and he said they would derive great bunefiL from appointing him. Souie of them thought it would be quite as well to appoint Lord Henry, as they would still have a majority of two if they stuck together. Mr. llichards said he had been told by one of the Conservatives that they had no intention of proposing Lord Henry Rev E. Jones said the same, hut he added that if they found a chance they would put him in. Rev E. Jones wound up by warning them not to breathe a word of what had taken oiaee. Mr. R. OWEN said he been blamed over the appointment of Chairman. He did say that per- sonally he should like to see Lord Henry in the chair, but he added that as ho had been returned to represent a party he should not vote against that party. *••••. D WILLIAMS Raid the mention of Lord given to ht 'o!<>••(, u> wHver. As the Liberals •> -y. tie did not see why Lord i i niv i.ioned at all. If the !'•«-! 'he majority, would they appointing Liberals ? He felt ve> y r..i'y,U as to the conduct of some Councillors ■ 1', as Liberals, in voting against t.cii ijart v. and ne was ashamed that some of their moe shonld give the Conservatives cause to iaogh 1 hem. »V>r..1. ROWLANDS said in order to understand <:<>e.dncr of two of the COTlnoillors they must tooiv M history. What happened nt the meetintr in that, room at which their names wen menlioned ? Mr. Richards was thero with S'-hon-r ")--»nd the other expressed a c.? qk: friortdes t;!Jou1d name him a."3 one of i. it- candidates. It wns done, and he was fioci i" support-of his old friends. After tn,> r.,n* met together, and he was pres an tf had aw "long been "IVorkingfor them. tic .lulu .-d i.-r-ri timry as r. gentleman, he could •• < \j hi« cmpttny 11\3 a man, but as a go-c--wit: cotdd not march with him, and he b, the reason of their defeat was that his a!iowed 1" crop up in committee in con- ■ n. L- hair. The Liberal party had work<^l hard, and had come out victorious, and as < l-e 1,¡.'¡ "111 do all h" rnwer to repair the oar.-iasyi wJijetr ft ad been done.. Mr. D. D. WILLIAMS said the onderetanding the Liberal party had arrived at, was to let the chair go rather than lose the clerkship, and there were only two Councillors to blame for the loss of that appointment-. The party with a, majority of three allowed the minority to govern them, and of the minority, four were at the bottom of the poll. Ho was proud of their youngest Councillor (Mr. Pugh), Hd he Iffire he would prove worthy of their confidence. He did not wish to depreciate L'ml Henry or Mr. Evans, but they held their !,tJ;,jii"fI, owing to the defection oJ men whom the Liberals haa misted. They should not let the matter pass without letting those members under- stand that tuey were not satisfied with their fonduot (cheers), 141. J. ROBSRTts, who said he felt bitterly aguHiRi huaio'ig, irovtd :—" Thai this meeting condemns in the severest manner, the action of those members of the District Gonncil who were elected by the Liberal party to represent them on that Council, and yet cast their votes in favour of Tories, and in the nme of cons'* fenoy, cou- .)- tii.d jUsLiCt calls UJAJU iLeiu l-o resign bheir officio ut onoe." Mr. D. WILLIAMS seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously. Mr. D. D. WILLIAMS said he was under an obligation to Mr. Rowlands, which ho wished to acknowledge. They all knew the interest Mr. Rowlands took in the cause of education, and everyone thought- he ought to have the appoint- ment of cierk to the School Board. Mr. How- lands, however, very generously advised him to apply for the appointment, and said he would not be in his way if he applied. Otherwise he should never have applied for the appointment. On the motion of Mr. HARRY LEWIS, seconded by R-ev. D. HUGHES, a vote of confidence wa.s passed in the members of the Council who had stood up for the principles of Liberalism and the meeting cltwed with a vote of thank* to the chair- man, proposed by Mr. ROWLANDS, aud seconded by Mr. R. OWEN.
THE COMING-OP-AGE OF MFT. G. H. MYTTON. The festivities in connection with the coming-of- age of Mr. G. H. Mytton, which commenced last 1 week, were continued on Tuesday at Trefnanney 1 schoolroom, near which stands, in a well-timbered park, Trefnanney Hall, a once fine old mansion, the property of Captain Mytton, but which has been partly unoccupied for a great number of years. Some time ago a strong committee was formed at Trefnanney, and the subscriptions which r;»adih oame in were placed to the Guilsfield fund, from which P. sum WM set mlideftJr the Trefnanney ¡ rejoicings. The proceedings were very successful and ,-Üwwed the popularity of the Mytton family, and esteem in which they art! held by the people of the district. In spite of the bad weather during the afternoon the people flocked in from hill and dale, 1IfJt-i¡ there were more than 630 present. The proceedings began with n, tea to the school children, given by Captain and Mrs. Mytton, to which about 150 sat down. It wivs laid in the schoolroom, one üf the best in the (.'()11Dty, built and. equipped by Captain iMytton about, tmrepty years ago. The wants of the children were most assiduously attended to by Captain and Mrs. Mytton, Miss Mytton, Miss Gladys Mytton, Mr. George Herbert Mytton, Mr. Ilaignallt Mytton. Mr. Philip Mytton, Mr. Richard Mytton, and Miss Ffonlkes. After tea, Mr. PAYNE, on behalf of the teachers and scholars, presented Mr. G. H. Mytton with a 1 case of silver backed brushes, aud in doing so, said he had great pleasure in asking his acceptance of that small present, as a token of their esteem and respect. He might add that it was a great pleasure to them to hsve thRt opportunity of showing their gratitude to a member of the Garth family. Their present carried with it their best wishes that he might have a long, happy, and prosperous life (applause). Air. G. n. MYTTON, in replying, thanked them very much fur the present, and said he should value it almost more highly than any he had re- ceived, as it evinced the gratitude of the scholars fur the interest his family had taken in the school. He again thanked them. Capt. MYTTO, iu presenting the annual prizes ¡ offered by Mrs. Mytton to the children for regular attendance, rmid they had been celebrating hiR son's majority. That school was approaching its majority too, arid he hoped also the scholars, each une of them, when they came of age would show ihe benftf; t!.ey h&u received from the instructions given in that school. The following were the recipients :—Ma-rv Tayne, Sarah .1<. Payne, Wm. Payne, Alfred Payne, John Jones, Lilly Jones, Annie Jones, David James, Reese James, Maggie James, Thomas Hum- phreys, David Jones, Margaret Benbow. Mr. PAfSE, the headmaster, called for cheers, which were loudly given, for Capt. and Mrs. Mytton, Mr. George Mytton, Miss Mytton, for the rest of the Mytton family, and for Miss Ffoulkes, and dlC OTher htllie: present. The children then adjourned to the park, where games of all kinds were indulged in and further prlzrs distributed, and each child on leaving was given a boi: and ati orange. This was followed by an excellent meat tea to the adults, provided by the committee, and nearly five hundred sat down in relays of about seventy. The major part of the catering was in the hands of Mr. Wyke, of Welsh- pool, who gave entire satisfaction, and who was during the evening indefatigable in his efforts to make the occasion a success. The other caterer was Mrs. Jones, of Meifod. The following helped at the tables :—Mr. and Mrs. l'ayne, Mr. n.nd Mrs. Francis, Mr. and Mrs. Reese, Red House. Mr. and Mrs. J. Humphreys, Trefanney Hall Farm, Mr. and Mrs. J. James, Plat-bach, Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Davies, Mill, Mr. and Miss D. Morgan, Poutscowrhyd, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones, Pvvllychwiaid, Miss Jones, Meifod, Miss Parry, Tynymaes, Llanwddyn, Misses Morgan, Misses Iwes, Mrs. Davies, Colfryn, and M:-s. Davirs, fctalloe. The carvers, upon whom fell t lot. of bard work, were Yr. Rees aud Mr. D. Messrs. W. Payne, secretary, T. Rees, T. Francis, J. Humphreys, J. James, J. P. Davies, D. Morgan, C. Jones, and a auruber of the ladies, and the satisfactory manner in which everything passed off is a matter on which they may be congratulated. Mr. Payne and Mr. Francis are also a Coal Com- mittee, and have about eight tons to distribute to the poor of the district. The following are the results of the adult races —100 yards' fiat race—1 Thomas Morris, 2 Geo. Jones; 200 yards' flat race—1 T. C. Jones, 2 Whitfield Thomas; 200 yards' flt1.t raee-1 htl. Davies, 2 David Jones. Capt. and Mrs. Mytton were present during the greater part of the evening, and took the greatest interest in the proceedings. A dinner was given to the workiiien on the estate by Captain Mytton 011 Thursday night, when about 48 sat down to an excellent repast, and an enjoyable evening was spent. CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS.—Approximate return of traffic receipts for the week ending Jan. 6th, 1895. Miles open 257. Passengers, parcels, horses, carriages, dugs and mails, £1,859; merchandise, minerals, and live stock, £1,596; total for the week, £ 3,455; aggregate from commencement of half-year, £ 2,908. Actual traffic receipts for the corresponding week last year. Miles open 237. Passengers, parcels, &c., £1,765; merchandise, niiuerrds, &c., £1,616; total for the week, aggregate from commencement of half-year, £2,8.34. lm.'reaso for the week, passengers, par- decrease for the week, merchan- dise, minerals, &t\, £20; total increase for the week, £74; aggregate increase Passengers, parcels &c., £94; aggregate decrease, merchandise minerals, Ac., aggregate increase from commencement of half-year, £74.
LLANFYLLIN. RENT AUDIT.—The rents and tithe, due Septem- ber 29th last, and January 1st, 1895, on the Bod- fach estate, were received on Friday at the Wer.t Lodge by Mr. Owen Jones. Ten per cent. was j allowed on sums of £20 and upwards to tenants whose rents have not been reduced, and 4s each to all the tenants in lieu of dinner. :M:EDICAL.-1r. Hugh Davies, M.R.C.S. (Eng.) L.R.C.P. (Lond.) of Guy's Hospital, London, eldest son of Mr. Moses Davies, auctioneer, ha,s recently had a series of exceptional successes. In the final "Pass" and" Honours" examinations for the degree of Bachelor of Medicine (M.B.) of the London University he took a first class and high honours in medicine, with special mention in the Forensic Medicine. Subsequently in the Pass examination for the degree of Bachelor of Surgery (B.S.) of the London University he was placed in the first-class, with special mention in operative surgery. And in the Honours" examination of the B.S. he took first-class high honours and the gold medal. Mr. Davies has thus taken a triple-first; and it is the first time that a Welshman has gained the much coveted hononr of gold medallist iu surgery of the London University We understand that forty Bachelors of Medicine entered for the Bachelor of Surgerv examination, whereas only six obtained honours. Mr. alone represented Gv.j'r. Hospital in the honor-v list. He was the only Welshman who succeeded in taking the B.S. degree this year, and the only Welshman who took a first-class in the M.B. In the five successive examinations at the London University required for the M.B. and B.S. degrees Mr. Davies has taken a. first-class in each one, and has thus had quite a, reeord, and that whilst taking the highest medical and surgical qualifications in the kingdom. He has fully achieved the brilliant career he gave promise of and has brought great honour to his native town and country. When the result was made known that the young doctor had gained the gold medal there was much excitement and enthusiasm in the town. PETTY SESSIONS. FRIDAY, JANUARY 4TH. Before J. Marshall Dugdale Esq. (mayor), and C. R. Jones, Esq. D.C.C. Crowdeu was also present. FISHING CASES. The case of Robert Copelnnd, water bailiff in the employment of the Severn Fishery Board, against, Stanley Teape, David Jones and Thomas Thomas, which was adjourned on the 2nd November and further adjourned on the 7th December, oame on for final decision to-day. Mr. E. Maurice Jones, Welshpool, appeared on behalf of the Severn Fishery Board. The Bench considered the caae proved, and lined defendants 20s each and costs, the net to be also forfeited. In the case of David Evans v. Edward Evans Mr. Maurice Jones again appeared on behalf the Board. This case had been adjourned on the 7th December pending the decision in another case which had been sent to the High Court re the definition of the word Tributary." The Court having found that the rivers referred to were tributaries of the Severn, the case was sent back with T, recommendation to convict. Mr. Maurice Jones having explained at some length how the Court arrived at this decision.—The Bench fined Edward Evans Is and costs, and in thanking Mr. Jones for his explanation, said they wished it to be understood that boys were not allowed to tickle trout in their country streams. AGGRAVATED ASSAULT. John Tudor was charged by Hannah Mason, with having assaulted her on the 5th December last in an out-building at Waenfedw, Llausantffraid.—Mr. W. H. Bott, Oswestry, appeared for the defendant. —Defendant was committed to take his trial at the next Quarter Sessions. IIRVNK AND DISORDERLY. John Davies was fined 5s and costs for beiug drunk and disorderly. Charles Williams for a similar offence was fined 2s 6d and costs. TRA TING. William Pugh for allowing his ponies to stray on the highway, was fined 10s including costs. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. The above Council met at the Workhouse on Thursday January 3rd, when all the members, but two, were present. After signing the declaration upon taking office, the Council, on the motion of Mr. JOHN JONES, seconded by Mr. GEORGE KEMP8TER, elected Hr. D. Pryoe_portUy okwDui.. ,,< CHAIRMAN. Mr. Evan Evans, Gartheilin, was elected ehair- mau of the Council until the 15th of April. VICE-CHAIRMAN. Mr. William Roberts was unanimously eleoted vice-chairman for the same period.
REPORT OF INSPECTOR OF NUISANCES. LLANRHAIADR. The Inspector reported that the refuse was being deposited near the bridge and close to some houses- The Medical Officer of health referred to this III his report at a previous meeting and he recom- mended that a receptacle be made for the refuse, the place referred to being in the Denbighshire portion of Llanrhaiadr. The matter was referred to the Llanrhaiadr (Denbigh) District Ceuncil. LLANGADFAN. The Inspector reported tha.t the hotrse at Tany- graig, Llangadfan, was not fit to be inhabited. The roof which was thatched, was in a On the motiou of Mr. GEORGE KEMPSTflU, it was decided that notice of repair be served on le owner.
BOARD OF GUARDIANS. THURSDAY, January 3. In addition to those mentioned as being present at the meeting of the District Gounci ore, the following Guardians aud District Councillors were present:—Guardians—Messrs. R° lc 'ards and William Jones, Llanfyllin- District Coun- cillors—Messrs. Charles Buckley, William Moreton, Hugh Hughes, Samuel Thomas El is Williams, aud Thomas Morris. Llanrhaiadr (Denbigh). Mr. William Roberts was elected a* chairman for the meeting, pending the elcc un o a permanent chairman. CHAIRMAN. The CLERK having read a circular from tho Local Government Board re the election of chair- man vice-chairman, an T° ^embers from outside their own body it the Board were dis- posed to do so, the Loar proceeded to the election of a permanent- c^aj"l'1^Tn Mr. WILLIAM ROBE 1,1ft proposed that Mr. David Pryce be elected, and this was seconded by Mr. EVAN R(>1S'r, „ Mr. ROBERT RICHARDS proposed that Mr. Evan Evans, Gartheilin, be elected, but there was no seconder. qtvp r rv Mr. WILLIAM proposed, and Mr. DAVID JONES seconded, that Mr. George Kempster be eJcteu. r- On the UJotIOn o Y; WILLIAM JONES, seconded by Mr. DAvID EVANS, it was decided that tho voting be by ballot. The result was that Mr. David Pryce obtained 18 votes, and Mr Geo. Kempster 9. Mr. Pryce having been declared elected, took the chair. VICE-CHAIRMAN. Mr. JOHN JONES proposed that Mr. William Roberts be eleoded vice-chairman. This was seconded by Mr. THOMAS JONES pr°P°sed' au(1 Mr' \v !LLIAM A AFGHAN seconded, that Mr. Robert Richards be elected. Mr. Robert Richards with- drew, and Mr. Wiliiam Roberts was elected. CO-OPTATIVE MEMBERS. Mr. GEORGE KEMPSTER proposed that two gentlemen be elected as co-yptative members. He proposed this because the late ex-officio mem- ben, had rendered very great service on that jjoiru, and but for them they would, on many occasions, have been unable to form a. quorum. He proposed that Mr. John Jones and Mr. Marshall Dugdale be elected. This was seconded by Mr. DAVID EVANS. Mr. WJLLIAMJONES moved that co-optative members be not elected. They were, he thought, quite competent to transact tho business them- selves. This was seconded bv Mr. HUGH HUGHES. Mr. W JLLIAM JONlS demanded a ballot, upon the declaration of which it was found that 10 were In favour and 13 against electing co-optative members. MASTER'S REPORT. The MASTER reported that Miss Alice Hayhurst had sent some presents, Mr. J. Thompson Williams some tobacco, and Mr. W. llecs Roberts 5s. to buy tobacco for the use of the inmates. Mr. WILLIAM JONES moved that the thanks of the Board be conveyed to the above-named for their kindness.- -Carried. MEETINGS. It was decided that the Board meetings be held I monthly until April.
LLANRHAIADR (DENBIGH) DIS- ii-iLuT .cvUNUIL. Thursday, January 3rd, at the Llanfyllin Work- ■'Thomas Morris, £ amnel_ Tboma-s, Hugh Hughes, William More ton, and Charles Buckley, with Mr. W. A. Pughe, clerk. On the motion of Mr. SAMUEL THOMAS it was decided that. Mr. Eilis Williams take the chair temporarily. CHAIRMAN. Mr. xiugh Ilughea was elected chairman until April. VICE-CHAIRMAN. Mr. Thomas Morris was unanimously elected as vice-chairman. FI NANC E C 0 MMITTEE. There bring only six members on this Council it was decided they should all be on the Finance Committed, and that- they meet oncj a, month. SANITARY. The Inspector of Nuisances reported that the refuse was being deposited 1.8:1>, the Bridge close to the house3 at Llanrhaiadr. IIo had been unable to get a cess tank. Ho would ask that the Llan- rtiaiadr District Councillors meet there-. The Medical Officer of Health suggested in his r?T>ort thftfc f* r^coni ficlei bf* hn;1. it:n-:r> or rr" Ui:ir.c:liors Trere appoiuied to meet the inspector. TJLANGY lE\Y. ThE custom of singing carols "IVM continued here on Christmas Eve, and the two following Sunday evening, when the congregations were unusnaily large. WKDDI.TG. — On Wcdnesdav, after Christmas Day, the marriage of Mr. A. J. Duck, Poatrobert, and Miss S. J. Jones, daughter of Mr. R. Jones, Heniaruh, took place in Llangyniew Church, in the pr^i-eno* of & eongr? £ »tion, Tho marriage ceremony war. perform*; by Rev. D. L&wis, rector, assisted by Rev. D. LI. James, LJ. D. The bride- groom waa attended by his brother, Mr. F. Duck, as bsst man, and the bridesmaids were Misses A. tvrrd MiiliA -Trifnt'!?, nio<:«r of the bride. The bridtt was away by her father. After a sumptuous wadding breakfast the happy pair left for Liverpool for their honeymoon. The wedding presents were numerous, useful and valuable, and the bridegroom that morning received a purse ooiiWiiioufc; as token of tho esteem 1fl which he :s from hit friends and wtsll-wiahera at Pontrobert. TREGTFON. PARISH Cors-cir,.—-The first meeting of the Parish Council place on Monday at the School- room, when all the members were present. After the declaration# of accepting office had been signed, Mr. William Gittins wai appointed pro- visional chairman.—The election of chairman of tho Parish Council was then proce-eded with.—-Mr. E. GniSthe, TVaentreheddau, proposed, and Mr. Edward Thomm seconded, that Mr. W. S. Owen be chairman, which was carried unanimously.—-Mr. Owen thanked them for electing hist, and said he wished to impro.. upon them the necessity of being punctual in their attendance at the Council meeting# in order t transact the business.—Mr. Owen-Griffiths was unanimously elected vice- chairman.—Thu followin "ppointmellt were then made:—Parish Council Clerk, Mr. A. D. Jones (assistant overseer) trea*uror, Mr. Wm. Gittins, nafodtalo; truite-ex of parochial charities, Messrs John Andrews (Fishcruse) and Mr. Richard Jones (Old School House) trustees of tho hoarse fund, Messrs Bdward Thomas and B. H. Phillips. A precept was issued to the overseers for £12 estimated expeuiea of parish meeting and election expenses, books, Ac.—It wai ordered that aU documents belonging to the parish should be collected together and put under the care of the Parish Council WESTBURY. SCWBAY SCHOOL TEJIAT.—The children attend- ing the Sunday School in connection with the Parish Church had their annual treat on Thursday in last week. Mr. and Mrs. John Whitaksr have now for many years invited the Sunday School children to Winsley Hall about Christmas time, Miss Whitaker being a teacher in tho Sunday School. Tie children marched from tho school accompanied by three fceaohers, the rector and Mrs. Cooke joining them an the way, and arrived NaLjEinajey to find tea awaiting tfiem. The good ininjp -f- • j-J tuarongniy euj^j 41.J. tea » Chrictmaa tre* wM exhibited. While they were enjoying this, Mr. Marsh, of Shrewsbury, was arr»nSinS his magic lantern. When the children had taken their places » splendid collectioll of elides were shown by the aid of the lime-light with which all were greatly delighted. The rector read the descriptive matter in connection with the slide.. Now followed the most import- ant business of the evening, viz., the presentation of pmes t. tha caildran. Each child who had uttonded f*riy well received a prize, and those who attended extra, well received two prises. 1 ese oonsirted af, in some ca#es, articles of cloth- lng, m ni former years. The children afterwards assembled in front of the hall, and Rev. F. Coeke, rector, ^roP'JSl!ti a hearty vote of thank# to Mr. u" j r3' • ^h't;*ker su(l their family for their tiT 11688 • IJroridiug such a beautiful treat. .rr(e. oMldren heartily responded, and Mr. V uitaker having thanked them all, the process- lOll waR "gain formed, and all marched &way, c eei"mg as they wended their way homeward. MONTGOMERY. CossmtVATivB CLUB SOIRKR.—The following is R. list of thoao present at the dance given by the '"iservative Club on New Year's night, which, we unable to nublish in our last issue :—Mr. J. M: E Lloyd, Mrs Welsh, Mr A Graham, Mrs. Graham, Mis* Bryan, Mrs Capt Pryce-Jones, Mrs Purchas, Miss Pryce-Jones, Mr. M. M. Lloyd, Mr G Eitzhugh, Mr. W. Fitzhugh, Mr T and Mrs Williams, Miss Williams, Mr Tim Williams, Mr Rarnard Williams, Stalloe Mr H and Mrs Jones, Miss Eda Jones, Miss Gerta Jones, Mr. E Jones, Sutton, Mr E and Mrs Humphreys, Miss Humph- reys, Mr T Humphreys, Newtown, Mr G J Miller, Mr and Mrs Clipstori, Miss Hill, Mr T H George, Mrs George, Miss George, Miaa James, Newtown, Mr T Norton, Newtown, Mr Jnmes, Newtown, lfr Douglas, Newtown, RevT Jonos, Newtown, Mr. T J Pnsrh, Newtown, Miss Lee, Borriow, Mr. R Jones and Mrs Jones, Crompton House, Mrs Marshall, Misa Marshall, Mr C B Williams and Mrs Williams, Mrs Allen and Miss Alleu, rrs Statham, Miss Griffiths, MrW. Andrew, Garthmyl, Miss Bevan, Mr. A. Bevan, Berriew, Miss Andrew, Mr F Turner, Mr C. Salter, Miss Salter, Mr J E Tomley, Mrs C P Davies and Misa Davies, Mr E Jores Garthmyl, Miss Roberts, Bernerr, Mr C Beedles, Miss Beedles, Miss E Jones, Salop Road, Miss M Davies, Pool Road, Misa A Williams, Pool Road, Mis3 Lin, Miss Hughes, Forden, Miss Jones, Forden, Mr A P/octor, Miss M Proctor, Mr J Evans, Mr S Davies, Mr H Jones, Mr 14 Proctor Miss Taylor, Wrexham, Miss Halford, Pontsbury, Mr J Proctor, Miss Davies, Church Bank, Miss Yapp, Miss Whiting-ham, Mr G Weaver, Mrs Jones, Newtown, Mr A Vanghan, Mr B Morgan, Mrs Morgan, Mrs Evans, Mr H Parry, Mr H Windsor, Berriew, Miss Griffiths, Berriew, Mi* A Windsor, Berriew, Mr J Breese, ,.qi;)Y, idiss '.i-'w. Berriew, Miss Lower Garthmyl, Miss Williams, Miss Davies, Mrs Jones, Rectory, Montgomery, Mr E T Davies, Gullet, Miss M Davies, Miss S Davies, Pool Road, 1rr E Penny, Mr J Davies, Mias Davies, Church Bank, lr C Davies, Mr G Bailey, Mr A Beedles, Mr C Morris, Mr S Davies, Mr R Beddoes, Mr J Rowlands, Berriew, Mr E Nixon, Garthmyi, Miss Watkins, Mr Maurice Divvies, secretary of tho club. BET'LWS. PARISH COUNCIL.—At tho first meeting of the Parish Council all tho members were present, Mr. John Lewis, Brynoi-in, acting as provisional chair- man. After the declarations had been signed, and the minutes of the Parish Council confirmed, Mr. Edward Morgan, Lower Garth, was elected chair- man, and Mr. Richard Jones, Cwmdock, vice- chairman. The assistant overseer, Mr. Edward Morris, was appointed clerk pro. teni., his Uuu^iunal salary to be considered and determined at the aunual meeting next AVril. Mr. Richard Reese, Waen, was appointed treasurer. Mrs. Lewis-Andrew, Glanhafren, and Mr. John Hamer Jones were elected trustees of tho aim house, in the place of the churchwardens. The Chairman, Mr. Richard Jones, churchwarden, and Mr. J. Hamer Jones were appointed to distribute the dole chari- ties on New Year's Day and Easter Monday. It was decided that Is. 6d. per meeting be paid to the School Managers, to cover cost of fire, lighting, aud cleaning. The next meeting of the Council will. be held on Friday, March 15th. BERRIEW. PETTY SESSIONS, Saturday.—Before Major Corbett Winder, and Captain Jolines. There was no business, the parties in one case entered not appearing.