WELSHPOOL. (Continued fro in paj<e 5.) ASSACLT.-At the Police Court, yesterday, before Messrs M. Jehu and J. Reese, Harriott Tipton, Ponteabury, was charged with assauiring Mrs Mary Ann Atkinson, Salop road, on Thursday. Prisoner, who refused to give his address, was brought to the Police Station on Thursday. On arriving there he gave P.S. Humphreys his address, who then told him that he might tro home. Prisoner then went out- side the deor and remained there for some con- siderable time. P.S. Humphreys directed P.O. Rowlands to remove the man, and on the latter's proceeding to do so, the prisoner seized him by the throat. P.C. Rowlands then brought the man Sack to the station where he was locked up. At the Court, yesterday: he was charged with assaulting both Mrs Atkinson and P.C. Rowlands, and was fined 10s in each case. Allowed a week to pay. DEATH OF COL. HUDDLESTON, LLWYNDERW. It is with feelings of the most unfeigned regret that we record the demise of Lieut.-Col. George Croft Huddleston, which took place on Wednesday eveuing at Llwvnderw, near Welshpool. When the news of his death became bruited abroad on Thursday morning, ir came with a great shock to i: c a d a! a sincore dnd unfeigned expression of sorrow at the loss of a gentleman whose character had won for him the highest respect and esteem of his fellow townsmen, and a warmer sentiment of re- gard from those who were privileged to know him more intimately. The deceaseci gentleman was the eldest son of the late Rev. George Huddleston, cf Upwell Lodge, Cambridgeshire, and Rector of Tun worth, Hants. He was born at Upwell in 1837, and was educated at Eton, and Balliol College, Oxford. At school he was distinguished in the football field and on the river, along wi>h the present head master of Eton (Dr. Warre). He joined the 13th Hussars in 1858. serving with his regiment in Canada and elsewhere until 1873, when he was appointed to the adjutancy of the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry Cavalry, an appointment which he held for five vears. lie has resided in Montgomeryshire ever since, and always manifested a considerable interest in local affairs, having held the office of Mayor of Welshpool for two years. He was also a prominent member of the Welshpool Lodge of Freemasons, No, 998. Col. Huddleston married the only daughter of the late Right Hon. W. N. Massey. M.P., who survives him, and we tender her our sincere condolences in her trying bereavement. Col. Huddleston had many staunch friends and more honest admirers in Welshpool, and his prominence in all public movements had combined to make him a striking personality. These and a far larger number who came tj know him after his retirement from the adjutancy of the Mont- gomeryshire Yeomanry will lament that Welshpool has lost in him one of its foremost inhabitants. The funeral is fixed for to-day at 4 o'clock. At the monthly meeting of the Welshpool Town Council on Thursday, before proceeding with the ordinary business, the Mayor said he felt sure the Council would receive with regret the news of the death of Col. Huddleston, which took place the previous night, and that it would be their wish that he should propose a vote of condolence with his widow. While the deceased gentleman was Mayor of the borough be conducted the proceedings with great advantage to the borough, and he (the Mayor) felt the Council would only be doing their duty in sending that resolution. Alderman Howell seconded the motion, which was carried in silence. MEETING OF NORTH WALES MUSICIANS. The North Wales section of the Incorporated Society of Musicians met at Welshpool on Tuesday, under the presidency of Mr T. Maldwyn Price, organist of the Parish Church. Among those present were Mr T. Westlake-Morgan (Bangor Cathedral), Mr C. Morton Bailey, Mr Frank Pullein, Mr Wilfred Jones, and Mr W. S. Stephenson (Wrexham), Mr Llewelyn Jones (Llanfairfechan), Mr C. Mellodew Lees (Conway), anj Mr J. Macrone (Newtown). Letters of apology for non-attendance were read from Miss Woodward (Knighton), Miss Nixon (Bangor), Miss Rutter (Dolgelley), Messrs Parsons (Aberystwyth), Griffiths (Dolgelley), Whall (Llandudno), and others. Lady Barnby wrote thanking the members for their message of sympathy on the death of Sir Joseph, and concluded by saying Wales and her people have indeed mourned with me in my sorrow as she was glad when he came among them." An important letter from Mr A. C. Humphreys- Owen, M.P., was read, in which he expressed the opinion that it might be well for the society to examine whether the funds arising at Eisteddfodau and other similar gatherings from musical sources might not be applied for the formation of scholar- ships, exhibitions, &c., for poor musical students. Mr C. MORTON BAILEY, Mus. Bac., F.R.C.O., moved That an annual choral festival (the first to be held in April, 1897, at Llanidloes) be organised by the North Wales section of the I.S.M., and that those members who are choral society conductors be invited to join with their choirs in the rendering of some oratorio to be yerformed with orchestral accompaniment." Ahe resolution was seconded and carried. kree names were next suggested as conductors, a° balloted for at the next meeting as tMlowa-ir T. Westlake-Morgan, R.A.M., w;1' Norton Bailey, Mus. Bac., F.R.C.O., and Mr iWrrftu ?TI^S' ^rexham. It was decided to per- OTTW16 works Mendelssohn's Hvmn The tTnh^ Reb<^a-" Morlnfthp' SECRETARY (Mr. T. Westlake- (a) That tb ^,ove^ following resolutions:— now petitioned °f the ^ersitv of Wales be rrrheme for With drawing cp of a scheme for the conferring 0f deorees in the faculty of music, and that th« rv .ep^ees, m tne asked to grant the Society representor Jag+am Welsh sections on the ConJK? n°n ° that faculty, (b) That in the intlresS3^11!^166 fession, the Society seek renreo the pro- Executive Committee of the Nati I^-011 °n t'le of Wales, and that app5kw £ l E^eddfodau Newport authorities re the National v-6 to 1897. (c) That in the deplorable event ofl °f musical scholarships beint; found im™ 6 the County Councils, further appS^16 hJ to the Technical Instruction Committees of Wales to make grants of theoretieal works t °H serving poor students, and in other ways to enl, age the study of the art; and that a plea f professional' instruction in the intermediate county schools be lodged with the various authori- ties responsible. (d) That, with a view to imnr,,„ ing school singing generally, and strengthening the material at the hands of choirmasters by ,t obtaining greater musical proficiency amongst national school Dovs, the principals of the various training colleges for schoolmasters be requisitioned to engage skilful professional tutors to instruct their students in the true principles of the art of training boys' voices and further, that with the same end in view, the National Union of Elemen- tary Teachers be asked to organise series of lec- tures by competent authorities on, this subject." In support of his arguments, Mr. Westlake-Morgan urged that in musical Wales no time should be lost by the Welsh University in instituting examin- ations for musical degrees. He was glad to learn that Dr. Joseph Parry was interesting himself in the matter, and he hoped that their joint action would soon render the idea an _1.1.J ro." .1 .L_.L i C't i p T > accumpiioiieu lixuc, «AIJU Lnau cue oociecy 01 nu- fessional Musicians would, in the interests of the profession in Wales, be amply represented on the Consultative Committee, which the Senate would undoubtedly have to form just as they had done with the theological faculty. Mr. Westlake-Morgan thought that it might be possible with the best professional advice to advance the interests of the Eisteddfodau, to raise their Standard, and render them of greater utility both practically and financially. Might it not be possible to organise scholarships and exhibitions out of the Eisteddfod profits, as Mr. Humphreys-Owen had suggested ? Then again, the Technical Instruction Committees could surely grant a few pounds per annum towards the awarding of theoretical works to such poor Welsh students as were unable to purchase them He had heard that the musical instruction in some of the intermediate schools was at all events such as could advantageously be improved, and he ventured to put in a plea for skilled professional tuition in all county schools-a plan which was already carried out in several places and which he believed Mr. David Jenkins also advocated (applause). As to school singing, Mr. Westlake- Morgan felt assured that it could be vastly improved by the method he suggested, and he could not but think that choirmasters of all denominations would find much benefit accruing therefrom. Paragraph (a) was agreed to; (b) was deferred and (c) and (d) were referred to the general secretary. Mr. Morton Bailey read an interesting paper on his reminiscences of the General Conference at Edinburgh. At a subsequent Council meeting a ballot was taken for the election to membership of Miss Lucy Whitby (Llanrwst). The next meeting will be held in Denbigh on the 28th prox., Mr. Wilfred Jones in the chair. THE SUPERANNUATION OF POOR I LAW OFFICERS. In the House of. Commons on Wednesday, Major Pi-yc-e-Jones, speaking upon the bill introduced by Mr. J. Bailey for the superannuation of Poor Law "meers, said lie desired to speak a few words on behalf of Wales in favour of this bill. He regretted that the hou. member for Battersea saw such grave objections to the measure. He would admit that like the hon. member he would have preferred if the principle of superannuation and pension had commenced with the working classes, but surely because this measure began with a higher grady that was no sufficient reason for denying the application on the principle to a very worthy class of the community (hear, .hear). If the hon. member for Battersea would bring forward a feasible, workable scheme to give the working classes generally the benefit of super- annuation or pensions it would receive from the House the fullest consideration, especially if it had the support nnd cought the co-operation of the existing friendly societies (hear, hear). He (Major Prvce-Jones) heartily supported the bill, becanse he believed that the present inner circle of pld age pensions and superannuation would gradually be widened until it included all the working classes (hear, hear). After the speech of the President of the Local Government Board. he had no hesitation in supporting ihe measure, believing that it had the cu»port of all parties in Wales.- After a long discussion, the second reading was agreed to with- out opposition, the measure being then referred to the Standing Committee on Law. BE LAN. LECTCJRE.—A large audience assemb'ed in the Schoolroom on Thursday evening to hear a lecture by the Vicar of Welshpool (Rev D. Grimaldi Davis) upon his recent visit to Rome, which was illustrated bv nirgic lantern slides. The lecture was very highly appreciated. PRIZI: DI Tiie annual distribution of prizes for good attendance took place in the Schoolroom on Thursday afternoon, the prizes being gracefully distributed by Miss Corrie, Dyserth. Among those present were the Vicar and Mrs Davis, Rev A. Lewis, Mr and Mrs Chas. Shuker, Welsh- pool, &e.
NEWTOWN. (Continued from paqe 2.) MR AND MRS. ANDRE, have during the week been entertaining large audiences at the 4Ptiblic Hall. The performances are quite a marvel, and just now seem to be the chief tupic of conversation in the town. FOOTBALL.-On Satur-lay 'last a league match between R.W.W. and Cambrian North End resulted in a victory for the former by three goals to two.- The Half Holiday met the Llanidloes Half Holiday on Wedresdiy la-st in a friendly encounter, the game resulting in a draw of one goal each. BEGGING.—At the Police Court on Wednesday before lr. R. Lloyd, John Stone, who was charged with this offence, was discharged with a caution.— On Thursday, also before Mr. Lloyd, John Donovan was sentenced to 7 days' imprisonment for a similar offence. FIRE. -Yesterday morning about 7 o'clock a fire occurred in Bank Court, Broad street, in a building connected with the Royal Bazaar, in the occupa- tion of Mrs. Hughes. The articles stored in the building were of a very inflammable nature, and considerable damage was done to the roof and the contents of the building, which, however, were not of much value. The fire, which it is thought was caused through an exposed paraffin lamp being taken into the place, was discovered by a neigh- bour. SCHOOL BOARD, Friday sennight.—Present: Messrs R. Phillips (chairman), W. F. Thomas, B. Halliwell, E. Humphreys, T. Rees, E. Lewis, and J. Humphreys. Forty-five applications were received for the appointment of headmistress for the New Church street school, the consideration of which was adjourned for a week to allow the members to go through them.—A letter was read from Mr J. Manuel withdrawing his tender of X395 for improvements at the New Church street school. The Board accepted the withdrawal, and it was decided to accept the tender of Mr John Swain, Newtown, which amounted to £ 511 16s. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTION.—Nomina- tions took place on Monday, when for the Town ward Messrs. John Green, Edward Jones, and E. Morgan were the nominees of the Liberal 300. Messrs. Edward Davies, Thomas Jones, C. Morgan, and Henry Roberts offered themselves as Inde- pendent candidates. For the Newtown ward Mr. C. M. Kershaw, whose address will be found in our advertising coiumns, is opposing Mr; David Owen, nominee of the Liberal 300. This being a Conserva- tive stronghold a large majority is expected for Mr. Kershaw. For the Llanllwcbaiarn ward, Mr. T. Rogers, Bryn, is opposing Mr. R. Lewis, Cloddia, who is also the nominee of the Liberal 300, and a sharp contest is anticipated. ORGAN RECITAL.—Mr. Macrone gave another of his organ recitals at the Parish Church on Thurs- day evening in a most efficient manner to a large and appreciative audience. The following pro- gramme was most admirably and efficiently ren- dered :—Organ, Postlude," (Spark) song, The Valley of Shadows" (Barri), Mr. Beasley; organ, Carrillons" (Carter); duet, Love Divine" (Stainer), Miss L Macrone and Mr F Jones; organ, Cujus Anima" (Rossini) song, Ora Pro Nobis (Piccolonomi), Miss Evans organ, In Paridisuni (Dubois); organ, "The horse and his rider" (Handel); song, >" On Carmel's Hill" (Rodney), Rev G D.Roberts; organ, "Andante Cantabile" (Hadyn) organ, "Offertori No. 4"'(Wely) song, "The Holy City" (Adams), Miss Evans; organ, "Innamatus" (Rossini). I Issard, second F THE MARRIAGE of Miss Ida Issard, second daughter of the late Mr T. E. Issard, Crown Brewery, Newtown, to Mr Charles Cooper Vincent, solicitor, Haverhill, bufrolk, was solemn- ised on Wednesday tast, at All Saints Church, Llanllwchaiarn. The clergy officiating were Rev Evan Jones, vicar, Rev Thos Enoch, and Rev Tudor Evans, Borth. The bride was attired in white surah silk with veil and real orange blossoms, and carried a lovely bouquet of lillies and white roses. She was given away by her uncle, Mr Evan Hum- phreys, Dolguan, Newtown. The bridesmaids were Miss Vincent (the bridegroom's sister), Miss Nellie Humphreys (cousin), and Miss Ethel Issard (sister of the bride). The two former were dressed in cream japanese silk, shot with yellow, and large cream hats Iwith yellow tips and Lent lilies, and the latter wore a cream frock and hat tro match. They carried shower bouquets of Lent lilies and each wore a pendant watch, presented by the bridegroom. The bridegroom was accompanied jy Mr Thos Bates, solicitor, Sudbury, as best man. rs Lewis very kindly and ably presided at the argan. There was a large congregation, and after e ceremony the following guests were invited to ° to wish the newly-wedded pair God- y6e and Mrs Evan Jones, Mr and Mrs Tw!» ?fr and Mrs Palmer, Mr and Mrs W. F. E. Issarrl Thomas, Mi3s Fortune, Mrs T. Missea l JI' Issard» Messrs T. and P. Issard, I!"T- E°°cb' Mis3 E' Mr and Mr« /A 8 Vincent, Rev T. Evans, C. W. Norton Mr watkins, and Mr the afternoon train6 TKP7 couPle leffc Newtown by than a hundred ar.-i presents numbered more handsome and valmiW7 of^hem were exceedingly deservedly popular in tw* reciPients be™g Haverhill. wtown as well as in CHIRBURY TESTIMONIAL TO MR. J. C S' VW view of the approaching retirem^t 0f Mr k7p? well from the post which he has lone I'J S ly held as organist at the Parish Church ment is on foot to present him with testimonial, and to this end a concert held on the Friday in Easter week, at which addition to the Newtown Charity Minstrels and other Newtown vocalists, Miss Bertha Morris and Miss Florrie Langford, two talented local artistes will make their debut. The Chirbury Glee Party will also take a prominent part in the concert.
MONTGOMERY. NATIONAL SCHOOLS. The report of H.M Inspector upon the recent examination is as follows Mixed School: This school is well dis- ciplined and has, especially when allowance is made for much illness among the scholars, passed a good examination in the elementary subjects and in Geography. English was very fair, and the needlework decidedly good. The prepared songs were very nicely rendered, and singing from notes was creditable, though there is room for improve- ment in the time exercises. Infants' School The infants have suffered greatly from illness, and many of them were absent on the inspection day. Under more favourable circumstances better work will be expected in the elementary subjects in order to secure a renewal of the highest variable grant another year. The drill was highly pleasing, and the occupations were very satisfactory." The report, in view of the high standard now set and the illness referred to above, is a very gratifying one, and Mr and Mrs Tipping, Mrs Salter, and their assistants are to be cordially congratulated upon the success of their pupils.
LLANIDLOES. SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION.—.The triennial elec- tion of members to the Llanidloes School Board took place on Wednesday last at the Public Rooms. There were two polling booths, presided over respectively by Messrs T. Jarman and John Davies. Polling commenced at 8 a.m. and continued quietly throughout the day. There were bix candidates for the five vacant seats. The counting commenced at half-past eight and concluded about 10 o'clock. The Mayor (A. J. Morris) presided, and the official counters were Messrs J. Davies and T. Jerman. The result was declared by the Mayor to a large crowd from a window facing the street as follows —Edward Davies (C), 388 William George (W.M.), 357 Daniel Davies (C), 323; Rd. Hamer (E.M.), 230; Ed. Bowen (B), 248; T. Ashton (W.W.), 238. The first five were declared elected. There were 18 spoilt papers. The result was received with surprise by the crowd and rumours were afloat that endeavours were to be made to unseat the two churchmen, it being understood that the election was fought on purely secular lines. APPOINTMENT.—Mr. R. E. Hughes, M. A., B. Sc., late of Llanidloes, examiner in the Department of Science and Art has been appointed University Lecturer under the London Society for the exten- sion of University teaching, and is also lecturing under the Oxford University Extension movement.
MACHYNLLETH. LITERARY SOCIETIES.—At the Literary Societies, held on Monday evening, papers were read on The Sabbath," and Owen Glyndwr," by Mr. Evan Jones and Mr. G. F. Roberts. GIFTS FOR THE PooR,-lr. Edward Morgan, district auditor, has, during the winter months, given ten tons of coal to the poor of the town. Similar gifts have been received from Capt. Bird. THE ROYAL VISIT.-I,ast night a special meeting of the Council was held in the Town Hall, to con- sider what steps should be taken upon the occasion of the visit jf H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. The proceedings were merely of a preliminary character. URBAN" COUNCIL ELECTION.—The following is a list of candidates for the approaching election North ward, 2 seats, Messrs. Edmund Gillart, C, Joseph Evans, Fronygrog, C, W. Jones, Cambrian House, L, and D. E. Davies, Albert House, L. South ward, 1, Messrs. John Lewis, Londonderry riouse, C, and John Humphreys, mason, L. West ward, 2, Messrs. G. W. Griffiths, C, R. Gillart, C, D. Davies Williams, L, and Henry Lewis, Tower House, L. The old members are Messrs. E. and R. Gillart, Mr. Griffiths, and Mr. Lewis. FOOTBALL.- A football match took place at Machynlleth on Thursday last between the Cam- brian Rovers and the Half-Holidays. After a tight game the Rovers won by 3 goals to 2. The follow- ing were the teams—Rovers Goal, J Davies; backs, II Evans and J Jones; half-backs, J Mantle, Ellis, and F Woosuam; forwards, J Latham, D Plumb," Holt, Cudworth, and Dickie. Half-Holi- day Goal, Roberts; backs, Williams and Owen; half-backs, Hamer, J Evans, and Hoskins; for- wards, D Jones, R Cole, E Evans, R Evans, and R Jones. PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS. LLANWRIN. The following persons have been nominated for the seven seats on this Council:-Burton Owen, Esgairfor Thomas Davies, Caeadda; Edw Hughes, Aberffrydlan William Jones, Shop, Esgairgeiliog William Jones, Bryngoronwy; Lewis Lewis, Aber- dulas; John Morgan, Capel Sion; 0 G Griffiths, Mathafarn; R Pugh, Tymawr; Wm Rowlands, Dolwen; Maurice Ryder, Tyuchaf; and Jeremiah Williams, Rhiwawel. IS-Y-GARREG. The following have been nominated for the seven seats in this parish :—John Edwards, Peny- banc; Daniel Evans, Dafarn-Isaf; Evan Evans, Derwenlas; Joseph Henry Evans, Morben Issa; Thomas Evans, Wesleyan Chapel House; Richard Owen, Morben Mawr; John Parry, Caerbobian; and Hugh Pugh, Ogofar. LLANBRYNMAIR. For the six seats in this parish seven have been nominated, and they are as follows :-Richard Breese, Bronderwgoed, Daniel Howell, Gellidywyd Mills, Richard Humphreys, Tymawr, Bont, Richard Morris, Weeg, Rufus Owen, Tafolwern, David Roberts, Tygwyn, and John Watkins, Bont. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTIONS. DAROWEN. For the one seat vacant for this parish there are two candidates, viz., Mr. John Davies, Bryncligo, farmer, and Mr. John Jones, Nantyddwystyll, fai mer. LLANBRYNMAIR. For the two vacant seats there are three can- didates, namely, Mr Eran Morris Jones Cwm Pen- llydan; David Roberts, Tygwyn; and John Watkins, el Bont. CEMMES. Mr Ellis Hughes, Cwmmaes bychan has been returned unopposed for this parish. PENEGOES. There are only two candidates nominated for the two seats, viz., Mr Richard Hughes, Rhiw-gan, and Mr N. B. Owen, Brynffynnon, who are accordingly returned. DINAS MAWDDWY. CONCERT.—A successful concert has been given in the Board School by the Aberangell school- children, assisted by Miss Price and Miss Vaughan, Aberangell, Mr Ffestyn Williams, Aberdovey, Llew Maldwyn, Newtown, and others. Sir Edmund Buckley, Bart., presided, and compli- mented the teachers on the excellent training the children had, and On their sweet singing. The school was filled. Mr Owen, Cefnbriaeth, ably conducted the meeting.
ABERYSTWYTH. (Continued from Page .9.) PUBLIC LIBRARY.—The public library is well patronised and during the week ending Wednesday 431 books were issued. THE ROYAL VISIT.-It has now been definitely arranged that the Prince of Wales and those of the Royal Party who will accompany him will travel the Mid-Wales route upon his journey to Cardiff. A LARGE SLAB.—An exceptionally large slab of marble has been successfully set in the new shop of Mr Saycell, fishmonger, by Messrs Hosking and Miller. ST. MARY'S WELSH CHURCH.—Rev W. Morgan, curate, is at present delivering a course of sermons based on the seven words on the Cross. The con- gregations are very large, the sacred edifice being crowded on each occasion. INTERNATIONAL HONOURS.—Our readers will be glad to know that Captain Jack Garner of the town team has been selected to play for Wales against Scotland, a telegram to this effect having been received on Friday morning. COXCERT.-The annual concert in connection with the College was held on Friday evening week. We should have liked to have given a full account, but are prevented from doing so owing to the fact that we were not invited to the concert. A PEDLAR IN TROUBLE.—At the Police Court on Monday morning, before Councillor T. Griffiths (Mayor) and Mr T. Hugh Jones, Wm. Johnson, a pedlar, of Flint, was charged by P.C. Jones with refusing to produce his pedlar's certificate when asked to do so. He was fined 5s and costs, in de- fault seven days. Defendant had only eleven- pence in coppers and he went to gaol. CHURCH LEAGUE.—The Church League was held in St. Michael's Parish Church on Thursday even- ing, when there was large attendance. Miss Knight occupied the chair iu the early part of the evening, and Rev. W. Morgan took the chair during the latter part. Miss Boycott read an interesting and instructive paper on hospitals, describing the work of the nurses and general routine of hospital life- A short but rather amusing reading was then given by Miss Knight, and she was followed by isss Pratt, who read a paper on The life of the °nsort." Both the papers and the reading were much enjoyed by the members, and a hearty kindness ^Ti! W&S passed to ladies for their the series ami° ^eeting will be the last of ful season' W1 to a °lose a most success- sea^n^connStbT'witJT^p106 t° f°S* Dancing Class was held in tt^TmSy Ro'oms o" Wednesday evening, when over seventy were present. The room had been neativ 7 the ladies and gentlemen of the dai, and pre^nted a gay appearance when the various dances were in progress. The music was supplied by Mr Wheatley's Quadrille Band, and gave every satisfaction. To Mrs Davies, of Pier Street, fell the task of supplying the refreshments, which it is needless to say were the best of theii kind. The hon. sec. was Mr E. J. Davies, and the hon. treasurer Mr T. F. Gardiner, and they, together with all con- cerned, are to be congratulated upon the successful finish to an already successful class. The list of dances was a long one, and included the inevitable leap year dance." FOOTBALL.—Messrs A. G. Morris and J. C. Rea I are chosen to play for Wales against Scotland. Amongst the reserves occur the names of Messrs Garner, W. R. Jones, and Roose. PRESENTATION.—On Wednesday evening, Rev T. A. and Mrs Penry were the recipients of some valu- able presents from the members and friends of the Congregational Chapel, of which Mr Penry has been pastor for many years. WOMEN'S TEMPERANCE ASSOCIATION.—On Mon- day evening a free tea i:1 connection with this association was given to the members. Mrs F. F. Roberts presided over thf: after proceedings which included a programme of music. SUCCESS OF A STUDENT.—Mr. R. G. Roberts, of the College, has been invited by the Baptists of Dolgelley to become their pastor. SOIREE AT THE TABERNACLE.—In connection with the Tabernacle, the annual soiree took place on Tuesday evening, when Rev. T. Levi presided. There was a good attendance, and the proceedings were much enjoyed. LLANBADARN SCHOOL BOARD. THURSDAY. Mr. 11. Edwards, vice chairman, presided. There were also present Miss Davies, Rev. E. Jones, vicar, Messrs. Hugh Hughes and Morgan Williams, with Mr. Atwood, clerk. RESIGNATION OF CAPTAIN COSENS. Mr. MORGAN WILLIAMS asked if the resigna. tion had been accepted, because he understood at the last meeting that the matter had been de- ferred. This view was not held by the rest of the Board. Mr. WILLIAMS then intimated that the Board should express to Captain Cosens their regret at his resignation. The VICAR supported this view of the matter and trusted that Captain Cosens' retirement from active work would restore him to health and stieugth and that they would have him amongst them for a long time. COMMINS COCH SCHOOL. The CHAIRMAN mentioned that the sewing mistress at this school applied for assistance. The number of scholars reached 52 and a member of the old Board had told her to apply to the new Board for assistance. She was given to under- stand when she took the work that she would have to take the sewing lessons. Mr. HUGHES said if that was so there was an end of the matter. Miss DAVIES reminded the Board that three weeks after the appointment was made the mistress made a similar application and was given the same answer, viz., that the appointment was made on the condition that she took over the sewing class. The matter then dropped. CWM PADARN SCHOOL. Miss Charles was the only applicant for the post of mistress of this school, which would shortly become vacant. The post had been advertised three times in the Schoolmaster, and once in the School mixtress. Mr MORGAN WILLIAMS proposed that it bo adjourned for a full attendance of menbers. Mr HUGHES said that he did not think it was fair to adjourn the matter. Miss Charles had been employed by the Board on past occasions, and her reports had always given great satisfaction. He proposed that she be appointed. The VICAR said that he should like to support Miss Charles's application; but if there was a desire to postpone it he would consent to do so to a special meeting. It was very difficult to im- prove upon Miss Charles's appointment. The CLERK She proved herself an excellent teacher at Commins Coch. The VICAR said that he was quite prepared to second the proposition that day or that day fort- night. The VICE-CHAIRMAN and Mr MORGAN WILLIAMS expressed themselves as being in favour of the propesal. It was agreed to consider the matter at a special meeting. FILLING THE VACANCY. Mr MORGAN WILLIAMS proposed Mr J. P. Thomas to fill the vacancy on the Board. The VICAR said that before giving effect to the generous promise made by the Chairman who was not presiding that day that Mr Thomas should be added to the Board, he would like first of all before he supported it to obtain an assurance from the Vice-Chairman that he would not use the position he held in order to deprive them of a fourth member should another vacancy occur upon their (the speaker's) side. The VICE-CHAIRMAN I am taken by surprise, altogether. I can answer in this way that I have not the least intention of doing such a thing. I consider that it is nothing but fair now this vacancy has occurred that Mr Thomas should be appointed as he has been before the electors and has polled so well. 1 shall not go against any vacancy that occurs henceforth I would not use my influence in any way whatever against another party. I think that would be an assurance. The VICAR: You understand; we are giving you one. The CHAIRMAN I understand it. We nomi- nated four Nonconformists and we withdrew to thiee and if we get three we shall be satisfied. The VICAR For my own part I am quite satis- fied-with the assurance and I second the proposition that Mr Thomas be appointed to fill the vacancy. The proposition was put and carried, all voting. INSPECTOR'S REPORTS. The CLERK said that the Inspector's reports upon the schools had been received, and it was decided to consider them at a special meeting of the Board. The report upon the Cwmpadarn School was short and sweet, viz.: This school is well disciplined, intelligent, and very efficiently instructed." PUPIL TEACHERS' LESSONS. Mr. HUGHES suggested that the Clerk should ascertain from the master and mistress of Penyfren Coch School and Commins Coch School what arrangements they had made respecting the lessons of the pupil teachers. Agreed to. A SERIOUS LOSS. Mr. HUGHES said that respecting the question of the children of the parish going to schools outside, he said that he intended at the last meeting to propose that the Management Committee should take the matter into their serious consideration. The numbers of the children leaving their schools were on the increase, and at the present time meant a loss to the Board of £20 a year. The committee ought to put this point strongly before the ratepayers. They had seen the loss they were suffering. The VICE-CHAIRMAN said that he had been thinking the matter over, and was about to ask the master and mistress to let him have the names. Mr. HUGHES The attendance officer will do that. The VICE-CHAIRMAN said that there were reasons for it, and he would like to know what were the reasons. The matter then dropped, and the Board rose. LLANGADFAN. CLUB ANNIVERSARY.—The Sons of Erfyl Cadfan Peibiaw Friendly Society held their anniversary on Wednesday the 11th inst. The members assembled at 11 o'clock at Cann Office Hotel, and being formed into a procession headed by the Llanfair brass band, marched to Llangadfan Rectory, thence to the Parish Church, when the service was read by Rev D. C. Jones, M.A., Rector of the parish, and an excellent sermon for the occasion was delivered by Rev J. R. Roberts, M. A., Rector of Garthbeibio. After the procession was re-formed, and marched through the ad joining village, returning to.the hotel, where an excellent dinner awaited them, at which about 100 sat down. Dinner over, the usual toasts were proposed and received enthusiastically. Club business, songs, and speeches followed, and a very jovial afternoon was spent. The annual statement shows the society to be in a flourishing condition, and about 20 new members were admitted during the day. PONTROBERT. WEDDING.—On the 13th inst. a marriage was solemnised at Bethesda Independent Chapel, Llan- saintffraid, between Mr Robert Griffiths (Cynhinfa) and Miss Mary Ann Tudar (Moelfronllwyd), the best man being Mr Evan Griffiths (Forge Farm), brother of the bridegroom, and the bridesmaid was Miss Tudor (Cordale), sister of the bride. The officiating ministers were Revs R. J. Williams (Independent minister, Llanfyllin), and J. C. Jones (Independent minister. Llansaiutffraid). The happy pair after the ceremony left for Aberystwyth where they intend to spend the honeymoon. LLANDINAM. AGRICULTURAL LECTURE.-Prof. Parry, of Aber- ystwyth College gave a lecture in the Board School on Thursday, the 12th inst. The attendance was fairly large. Mr Edward Davies presided.—Prof. Parry urged the advantages of combination in butter-making. The cream could be taken to a factory for making butter, and the farmers would tie paid for it every fortnight or as they agreed. The milk, after the cream was taken away, would, if mixed with linseed or other feeding stuffs, fatten calves, and the farmers would be saved the trouble of making the butter and going to market.
OSWESTRY. PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL. At the above place of worship sermons were preached on Thurs- day afternoon and evening, by Rev John Hallam, of Liverpool, ex-president of conference. WELSH STORY TELLING. A most interesting leature on this subject was delivered in connection with the Christ Church Guild in the Arthur Street Assembly Rooms on Thursday evening last by Mr J. E. Lloyd, M.A., Registrar of the Bangor University College. Rev J. J. Poynter (Pastor of Christ- church) presided, and there was a fair attendance, a collection being made at the close in aid of the Guild Fund. ASSULTING THE POLICE.-A.t the Borough Police Court on Saturday, before the Mayor (C. E. Williams, Esq.) and W. II. Spaull, Esq., William Adams, labourer, Arnold's Lodging House, was charged by P.C. Hobsou with being drunk and disorderly in Bailey Street, on Friday night, and with assaulting him in the execution of his duty. P.C. Hobsou said ho heard defendant using bad language, and he told him to stop. Defendant, who was very drunk, tried to get into a house, and when he told him to go away he became very abusive, and used threatening language. He said he should have to take him to the lock-up, and on trying to do so deferdant began to kick and fight. Charles Humphreys who wa3 passing at the time, helped him to take him to gaol, and P.S. Francis came up shortly afterwards. Charles Humphreys aud P.S. Francis corroborated. Defendant was fined 2s 6d and 7s 6d costs for being drunk and disorderly and 2s 6d costs and seven days' hard hard labour for assaulting the police. CONFIRMATION.—The Lord Bishop of St.- Asaph held a confirmation in St. Oswald's Parish Church on Thursday last, when about 150 male and female candidates received the sacred rite. The surpliced clergy present were the Bishop of St. Asaph, Revs. T. Redfern and W. Pounell Owen (Holy Trinity), P. A. H. Birley J. Evans Jones, and De la Bere (St Oswald's), Geo. Williams (Trefonen), D. Jones (Llanfechain), Lewis (Carnarvon), and II. Holbech (Whittington), who also acted as the Bishop's chaplain. The service commenced with the pro- cessional hymn, Soldiers of Christ arise," followed by the usual prayers, the hymn Come Thou, Holy Spirit, come," being suug before the laying on of hands, which was most impressively performed by the Bishop, who then delivered his address, which he based on Humility, Earnestness and Reality. After the Blessing the well-known hymn, Onward Christian Soldiers was sung as a recessional, and this concluded the service.—In the evening the Bishop held a Confirmation at Morion Parish Church. A Boy CHARGED WITH THEFT.—At the Borough Police Court, yesterday (Friday), before Messrs C. E. Williams (mayor) and W. H. Spaull, a boy named Richard Ruscoe, in the employ of Mr Foster, fishmonger, Beatrice street, was charged with steal- ing a pair of leggings.—John Owen, an errand boy at the Oswestry Advertizer office, said he was in Oswald Road yesterday morning and saw on the ground a pair of leggings rolled up close up by Mr Cottam's entry. He took hold of them when the prisoner came up and said, They belong to me," and took them away. Prisoner then went to Mr Davies's, of the Cambrian Mews, and he left him there. Witness afterwards gave information to the police, and prisoner was subsequently arrested by P.C. Evans, and when charged he denied it. The officer found the leggings at Mr Foster's, Mrs Foster saying she had locked them up until someone claimed them.—Thomas Jones, machinist, Caxton Works, proved seeing Owen and the prisoner together, and Mr J. S. Lloyd, V.S., deposed to prisoner coming up to him and stating he had found the leggings.—Case remanded until to-day (Saturday). GREAT SALE OF BULLS AND STORE CATTLE. On Friday, the 13th inst., Messrs Whitfield & Son conducted their first special sale for this season of bulls, dairy and store cattle, in what were certainly the most disadvantageous climatic conditions, in Oswestry Smithfield. The day was very cold, and it rained incessantly from early morning until the close of the sale. There was, however, a large and representative company of agriculturists and ex- porters present from London and the provinces, and stock was sold to go into Lancaster, York, Stafford, Warwick, Cheshire, Carnarvon, Cardigan, Merioneth, and Flint, in addition to the surround- ing districts of Salop, Montgomery, and Denbigh. The weather prevented the consignment of several lots of dairy and store cattle which had been entered, but the sale was by far the largest special sale ever held in the Oswestry Smithfield, upwards of 500 head of cattle being collected, and several pens of ewes and lambs. There were five entries of pedigree Shorthorn bulls, two year old and over, two from Lord Har- lech's Brogyntyn Home Farm, making 25gs and 17Jgs. Mr J Humphreys, Hanley Hall, showed a three-year-old, which made 29gs, Capt Ormrod, Penylan, sent one which made 22gs, and Mr Pass- more of Baschurch (who last year at this sale bought a yearling for HJgs, bred at Mr Naylor's of Leigh ton, Welshpool), realised the handsome figure of 40gs, for the two-year old, the buyer being Mr Owen for Lord Harlech. The competition lay between several, including a London export agent. 7 In the class for pedigree yearlings, Mr J Hum- phreys, Hanley Holl, sent seven, all of which readily found purchasers at 20, 18J, 17, 33, 33, 21, and 38 guineas, which figure was the highest price in the class, given by Mr Thomas for Sir W. Williams Wynu, Bart. Mr Humphreys of Hanley, with his seven entries, divided the honour of the highest average- 26gs, with Mr W Thomas, Beam House, who had an entry of three, all sold at 26J, 28, and 23t guineas. Mr F B Owen's (Pentre- heylin) five made 20, 22J, 17, 19, and 18t guineas. Mr J D Owen's made 19, 22, 19J, 17, 17, and 16 guineas. Five bulls from Mr Naylor's (Leighton) Home Farm made 16, 16, 20, 22J, and 16 guineas. Mr Brughall of Wykley House sent two which made 20gs each; Mr E K Bickley, The Fields, three 25J, 17, and 17Jgs; Mr Richardson, Tynycelyn, two, 18 and 20gs; and Mr A Swainson one at 30gs, bought for exportation. The entry for Herefords was small, Mr J Jones, Brompton, Shrewsbury, sent four most useful animals, which found a ready sale at 15, 14, 16, and 21gs; Mr W Thomas, Morton, two, 20 and 15gs Mr Morris, Garthgynan, two, 19 £ and 16gs Mr Butler, Hordley, one, 15gs; and Mr Ridge, Domgay, one, 13gs. In the class for dairy-bred and Shorthorns there was an entry of ten, which were all sold at prices from 15 to 20gs. The dairy-bred Shorthorn year- lings are generally a good show at Oswestry, but this year they were of exceptional merit. Three bulls from the noted herd of Mrs Davies, Dudleston Hall, made the grand average of 2912-gs, viz., 40, 33, and 15gs; Mr Green, the Bank, securing the 40gs animal, and Mr Thomas for Sir W W Wynn the 33gs one. Mr T Cartwright, the Buildings, sold three at 20, 18, and 15gs; Mr G J England, 2 Wykey, three at 161, 16, and 22 £ gs; Mr Lee, Crimps, four, 16i, 16, 15, and 13gs; Mr W Nunnerley, Kenwick, three, 16, 18-L, and 16gs and 2 1-1 Mr J Morgan, Mile House, two, 18 and 17jgs. The following are among the prices made in the same class :—Mr Peel, Brynypys, 23Jgs; Mr Morris, Lloran Ucha, 19gs; Mr D Gittens, Sand- ford, 15igs; Mr J Jones, Hisland, 14gs and 12gs Mr Edwards, Trefonen, 14gs; Mrs Daniels, 14gs; Mr Beddoes, Stanwardine, 16gs Mr Owen, Oldport, lOgs, one of the cheapest bulls sold. Among the purchasers were representatives of the Duke of Sutherland, the Dowager Marchioness of Londonderry, Lord Harlech, Lord Trevor, Sir W Williams-Wynn, Bart., on whose account four were purchased, to be stationed on different portions of his estate for the use of the tenants, the Hon F G Wynne, Major Heber-Percy, Major Bonsall, and others. ———
LLANFYLLIN. TOLLS.—The borough tolls were offered for sale by auction on Thursday by Mr. Evan Watkins. They were started at X30 by Mr. Robert Lloyd, grocer, and were soon run up by Mr. Smith, of Shrewsbury, and Mr. John Roberts, Llanfyllin, to X47 10s., at which figure they were ultimately withdrawn, the last bidder (Mr. John Roberts) having the privilege of treating privately. DEATH.—It is with much regret that we record this week the death of Mr John Ryle of Rose Villa, Llanfyllin, who passed away peacefully on Wednesday last after a week's illness. The funeral will take place at Llanfyllin to-day (Satur- day). Mr Ryle was for many years agent for the Llwyn estate, and was also a respected member of the Town Council. ME1FOD. CONCERT.—On Friday se'nnight a successful concert, presided over by Dr Lewis, of Llansant- ffraid, was given in the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Meifod. A long and interesting pro- gramme was gone through, s3veral of the soloists and singers being encored. Amongst the singers were Miss Jones (Salop Road, Oswestry), Mrs Wharton and Mr Owen Hughes (Llanfyllin), Messrs R. Jones, Bryan, Watkins (Llanfyllin), and Bebb (Keel). Mr Williams, chemist, Llanfyllin, acted as accompanist, and Mr Nugley played the violin. Hearty votes of thanks were given the chairman and the other friends for their services,and to Mr Lewis, Dyffryn, for his kindness and hospitality to the friends who had come al ong distance. The proceeds were in aid of the chapel funds.
ELLESMERE. ] LITERARY SOCIETY.- The weekly meeting was held in the Town Hall on Wednesday, the president MrR. E. Lloyd in the chair. There was a very large attendance.— The President proposed a vote of sympathy to Mrs Jebb, The Lyth, on the death of her son Mr Arthur Gamul Jebb. He alluded in feeling terms to the great interest the Jebb family had taken in that society. The late Mr Arthur Jebb who died only a little over a year ago being the founder and first president of the society.— Rev C. Tabor, vice-president, seconded, and spoke of Mr Gamul J ebb's great abilities and attainmonts at lIIarlboroug3 College.-Tlie vote was unanimously agreed to.—The Secretary then announced that a cl leading member of the society was going to invite all the members to a conversazione.—Mr John Hood then brought forward his motion on Disarma- ment of the Europeau Powers and moved the following resolution That efforts should be made to induce a general and national disarma- ment." Mr Hood spoke of the large sum that was spent on the Army and Navy and what he considered was not required. He also spoke of the great in- crease of the armies of Germany, Russia, etc., and the immense increased cost of those armies during the past 25 years. He said with the reserves Russia could put in the field eight millions of men on a war footing, France nearly five millions, and Germany four millions,and he thought these standing armies and navies were standing curses. Then- very existence provoked war. The strain on these countries, caused by such immense armies, was powerful. France alone had a national debt of over one billion, 180 millions of money. He strongly advocated a general disarmament, and in cases of disputes the powers should resort to arbitration.—Mr. Wil- liams seconded the motion.-Mr. William Lloyd moved the following amendment, That in view of the war-like feeling that pervades the civilized world, and the absence of any real concord between the great powers, the time has not arrived for any such proposal."—Rev. C. Tabor seconded.—An interesting debate followed and was kept up to a late hour, so that many had left when the division was taken, in which U the following took part— Messrs Read, R. E. Lloyd, Hood, and Mrs. Pay. The voting was: For Ir. Hood's motion, 6; for Mr. Lloyd's amendment, 14, and many did not vote
LLANSANTFFRAID. OBITUARY.—We regret to announce the death of Dr. Thomas Edwardes, F.R.C.S., who, for upwards of fifty years was a highly respected medical prac- titioner at Llansantffraid. Dr. Edwardes died on the 10th inst. at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Leaky, at Caistor, Lincolnshire, after an illness of only three days, at the advanced age of 83. He had retained ummpaired his vigour and strength until he had a severe attack of bronchitis. Dr. Edwardes was a native of Llansautffraid, and was born at The Ffinant, where his father and mother lived before him. During his long residence at Llansantffraid he gained the hearts of all by his kind and genial manner. He held several posts and was the medical officer of the clubs of the village, which he. served faithfully and 'well. Dr. Edwardes was a stauch Churchman. About seven years ago he retired to live at Caistor, and was suc- ceeded by Dr. Lewis in his practise. The body reached Llansantffraid from Caistor on Friday evening, and was met at the railway station by Mr. R. Lewis, who had charge of the arrangements. It was placed in the Church until the following morning. The funeral took place shortly after noon on Saturday, and among those present were Dr. Lewis, Llansaintffraid Dr. F. Felix Jones, Llan- fyllin Messrs. J. Thomas, Hanmer, J. Rees, Thos. Morris, Evan Evans (Sun Inn), D. P. Jones, John Evans, and Jacob Roberts. The mourners were Messrs. Marsden Edwardes, E. Joshua Edwards (sons), and Mrs. Leaky (daughter). Miss Evans and Miss Sheraton, of Penymaes, was also present. Rev. T. H. Lloyd officiated, and Miss Lord and Mr. Williams, of the School, presided at the organ. Many beautiful wreaths were sent by friends and neighbours. The family of Dr. Edwardes desire to thank the friends who attended for their respect and sympathy.
+. BERRIEW SCHOOL. The following is a copy of the Bill brought in by Sir John Gorst and the Attorney General, to annul the order in Council confirming a scheme relating to the foundation Whereas, under the Endowed School Act, 1869, and the Acts amending the same, and under the Welsh Intermediate Education Act, 1889, a scheme was approved by the Education Department for regulating the foundation known as the Berriew School, in the parish of Berriew, in the county of Montgomery. And whereas a petition was presented against the said scheme, and therefore the scheme ought to have been laid before Parliament, but it was through inadvertance con- firmed by Order in Council dated the twelfth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-four without having been laid before Par- liament :—And whereas it is expedient that the said Order be annulled and that the scheme be laid before Parliament; be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Tem- poral, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows :-(1) The Order in Council of the twelfth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-four, confirming the scheme relating to the foundation known as the Berriew School, is hereby annulled, and the said scheme shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament within three 1ceeks after the passing of this Act if Parliament is then sitting, and if not within three weeks after the beginning of of the next session of Parliament, and shall be deemed to have been duly so laid in accordance with section 15 of the Endowed Schools Act, 1873. (2),This Act may be cited as the Berriew Act, 1896.
TROUT-TICKLING. [BY JOHN OF SHREWSBURY.] L Last summer I bad a very enjoyable experience in the highlands of Montgomery. There were three of us-all disciples of Isaac Walton. But, as the rivers were very low and clear, fly-fishing was quite out of the question we therefore decided to indulge in a little trout-tickling. Having divested ourselves of our boots and stockings, and having put on sand shoes as a protection against stones, we commenced operations. The fun began at once. No sooner had I put my hand under a large stone than out came a beauty, and, fortunately, he went in under another stone close by. We now took precautions not to lose sight of him should he make another rush; so one stood at the top of the pool, the other at the bottom while I undertook the ticklish task of tickling him and bagging him if possible. Down I went on my knees, on the big stone, and in went mv hand slowly and guardedly. At last I felt something slippery, and I knew it was the trout. Then my heart went pit-a-pat, and a great longing came over me to clutch it at once, but I knew that that would be fatal. So I began to tickle him gently, and this he seemed to like, for he made no "attempt to get away. I found that my hand was not far from his tail, so I worked my way towards the head. Hav- ing got as far as his gills, I lifted my thumb gently over his head and placed my fingers underneath, very very cautiously, of course. Then I closed my hand slowly, until I felt that I had a good grip of him, and out he came, to the great delight of us all. We went higher up and soon espied another fine trout. My duty this time was to keep watch while one of my friends undertook the tickling business. No sooner had he touched the stone, however, than out came the trout and made his way up stream at racing pace, we following after as best we could, notwith- standing a few tumbles. At last, lie took rest in a hole under the bank, and our friend once again essayed to get at him. After the usual prelimi- naries, he told us that his hand was touching him, then a few seconds afterwards he shouted out I've got him." And out he came sure enough, but not the, trout. The trout this time was a rat. Our friend with a shudder, shook it from him into the water, and off it rushed down the stream like a wild horse, while we gave chase with sticks and stones. It was however too wily for us, and it made good its escape, to deceive us again perhaps next year. Nothing daunted with this turn in our for- tune, we renewed operations, fighting shy, however, from holes under the bank. We met no more rats but we secured a large number of trout which turned the scale at fifteen pounds.
♦ — RUINED BY MONEY-LENDERS. At the County of London Sessions on Thursday Charles Francis, 40, clerk who pleaded guilty at the February Sessions to embezzling the sums of X100 and £ 25, received by him on account of the Union bank of London, his employers, was brought up for sentence. Mr. Clarke who prosecuted, said the prisoner was a cashier at the Chancery Lane branch, and had been in the employment of the bank for twenty years. His downfall was brought about by dealings with money-lenders years ago, and under pressure of exposure he had embezzled the money. The bank authorities did not wish to press the case unduly against him. The Com- mon Serjeant sentenced the prisoner to six months' imprisonment with hard labour, to date from the 14th February last.
LATEST INTELLIGENCE. 1 FBY TELEGRAM.] FRIDAY AFTBBNOO*- ELECTION INTELLIGENCE. for a The result of the South Louth election member in the place of the late Dr. Ambrose announced yesterday. There were three can and the declaration was as follows and the declaration was as follows bIcGhee (Nationalist and Labour), 1,626; Colonel :Nolan (Parnellite), 1,249; and Mr Phillip Callan (Indepe dent), 467. THE ST. GEORGE'S ELECTION PETlTlO^ j In the Queen's Bench Division, yesterday* hearing of the recriminatory case brought by r H. H. Marks, M.P., against Mr J. Williams ■ connection with the St George's election pet1 was concluded. Baron Pollock delivered judg10 iu favour of Mr Benn and against Mr Marks. t
THE DUKE OF YORK AND TIlE I CYJVlRODORION SOCIETY. His Royal Highness the Duke of York was principal guest of the Honourable Cymmrodorion on Thursday night, at the Metropole, upon the occasion of the annual i when the chair was occupied by Lord jTre Sir Charles L. Cust was in attendance, and^a the company were Lord Penrhyn, Lord Lord Kensington, the Bishop of Bangor, Sir w I Osborne Morgan, M.P., Sir J. Dillwyn I M.P., Sir John Williams, Sir WT Lewis, Sir g.f I Evans, Sir William Roberts, Sir Owen Rober jj Lewis Morris, Sir John Puleston, Major ^f j Wyndham-Quin, M.P., Mr J M Maclean, jfr J Herbert Lewis, M.P., Mr Albert Spicer, p., I Stanley Leighton, M.P., Mr Vaughan Davies, I Major Pryce-Jones, M.P., Mr J Herbert M.P., Mr AGBoscawen, M.P., Mr W Abraham) Mr Powlett C Milbank, M.P., Mr D Brynmor j. Q.C., M.P., Mr W Tudor Howell, M.P-, jeg Mr Powlett C Milbank, M.P., Mr D Brynmor JoVe F Q.C., M.P., Mr W Tudor Howell, M.P., A"' leg Goddard, M.P., Sir James W Szlumper, Mr E Howell (Welshpool), Professor llnys (Oxford/) I Lascelles Carr, J.P. (Cardiff), Dr Frederi^y | Roberts, Dr Isambard Owen (senior jfjpal Chancellor of the University of Wales), ^^JeO, Rechiel (North Wales College), Mr Henry g) F.S.A., Mr H Llewelyn Howell, Mr Owen I'hi"Pp e Captain Bonsall, Messrs D Lleufer Thomas i tary to the Welsh Land Commission), R I (Machynlleth),Charles Evans-Vaughan, D H J1' j, | E O V Lloyd (High Sheriff of Denbighshire), J cji), Morris, Stephen Evans (chairman of the CoUB and E Vincent Evans (secretary). During evening a musical programme of glees, chorlSO and anthems was rendered by the Rhondda U1 I Society, under the direction of Mr Charles Co Mr Tom Stephens acting as conductor. Mr J Thomas, harpist to the Queen, contributed a so After the loyal toasts had been heartily honoU I Lord PENRHYN gave the toast of Our G aest. In the name of the society he expressed pleasure which they felt and their hearty app I ation of the honour which had been done I acceptance by his Royal Highness of their ia*Te tion (cheers). He might add that they I honestly proud of this occasion. Inasmuch f9^ry I society was not only a patriotic and a ,litew^ J society, but one which in a quite unobtrusive did good philauthrophie work, he felt that kindly presence of his Royal Highness woul | regarded throughout the Principality as a j his Royal Highness's sympathy with the beS r9). I highest aspirations of the people of Wales (ob? highest aspirations of the people of Wales (chee d The Duke of YORK, in reply, said My lords I gentlemen, I thank Lord Penrhyn most since for the very kind and much too flattering teri has used in proposing this toast. I can assure all that I am deeply touched by the very reception you have given it (cheers). I look uP £ g I it as a very great honour to be your guest here evening, and to have this opportunity of 0n so many distinguished and eminent Welsh11' i (cheers). I am very glad to think that father has accepted the position of Chancellor otj | University of Wales—(loud cheers)—which has established at Aberystwyth. I believe he wll^gjt I installed in a few weeks'time (cheers). T!he | which my father and mother paid to the of Wales in 1894 gave them the greatest I pleasure, and I can assure you that they wllhflSi' I easily forget the hearty welcome and the fcIlt £ fcjj0 iasitic reception accorded to them by all classes °it* L community (cheers). I am sorry to say tba^ S jfe many years ago since I had the pleasure of T Wales I believe I wns omv ammr Leiryears ola the time. I then went to Carnarvon Castle one or two other places in that locality but I r and trust that another opportunity may 0 r when I shall again be able to pay a visit to beautiful country (loud cheers). I have been to propose a toast which I know he heartily received by you all. It is Success to Prosperity to the Honourable Society of cyrnJllro I dorion "—(cheers)—and with this toast I W ,| couple the name of Professor John Rhys, PnnfL ot Jesus College, Oxford-the foremost Celt 0 I scholar of the day (cheers). _j Professor RHYS, having duly acknowledg15 the toast, < The BISHOP OF BANOOR proposed that Of I Gwlad ein tadau," (" The Land of our Fathers I to which, in the Welsh language, Mr. WILLIE ABRAHAM, M.P., responded.i. I The concluding toast was that of The Hea'1 | of the Chairman," submitted by Lord KENYON. I
FORTHCOMING EVENTS Announced in our Advertising: Columns. I MARCH.. I 21 Sale of Furniture, at the Cottage, Llanymynec » by Mr. Evan Watkins. I 23 Sale of Furniture, Public Hall, Newtown, "J j Messrs Cooke Bros. 6 24 to 27 Sale of Earthenware, &c., Victoria Rootl1", I Oswestry, by Messss Whitfield and Sons. 25 Sale at Walcot, Chirbury, by Messrs. MorrJ > Marshall, and Poole. 27 Sale of Furnishings, Town Hall, Machynllet > I by Messrs R. Gillart and Sons. | 28 Sale of Furniture, &c., Glanhafren, Welsbpoo, by Messrs Morris, Marshall, and Poole. I 28 Sale of Tanyrallt," at the Trewythen Hote t | Llanidloes, by Messrs. Cooke Bros. 31 Property Sale, Elephant Hotel, Newtown, Messrs. Cooke Bros. APRIL. 2 Sale of Farming Stock, Wilmington, near Chir- bury, by Messrs Morris, Marshall, and Poole* 8 to 10 Sale of Furniture, &c., at High Welshpool, by Messrs Morris, Marshall, a° Poole. 8 Concert in the Boys' Schoolroom, Berriew.
BIRTIIS, MARRIAGES, AND DEA THS. BIRTHS. IRELAND.—March 19th, at Canal House, WelshpOoJ, the wife of William Maxwell Ireland of ø. daughter. (Prematurely). DOWNES.—March 10th, at Abermagwr Cottag Crosswood, the wife of William Downes of daughter. MARRIAGE. VINCENT—ISSARD.—On the 18th inst., at All Church, Newtown, by Rev. Evan Jones, assiS ed by Rev. T. Enoch and Rev. Tudor EvanS, Charles Cooper Vincent, of Haverhill, Suff° solicitor, to Ada Jane, second daughter of t*1 late T. E. Issard, of Newtown. No Cards. DEATHS. .IIIDDLETON.-On the 16th insi. at Wern, Pool Quay, Richard Middleton, aged 70 RYLE.—March 18th, at Rose Villa, Llanfyllin, John Ryle, aged 69.
E. HUGHES, TRADE HALL, WELSHPOOL. DRESSMAKING I IN PERFECTIOll PERFECT FIT AND LATEST STYLE A STRICTLY MODERATE CHARGES. Special attention paid to Mourning Orders THE STOCK IS NOW ASSORTED WITH NEW GOODS. Printed and published by SAMUEL DAVID ROWLANDS, at their Printing 21, Berriew Street, Welshpool, in the Montgomery. Also published by J- SPENCER, at their Branch Office, 11> ° cf House Street, Aberystwyth, in the -^otl Cardigan.—March 21, 1896.