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LLANFAIR. PETTY SESSIONS, SATUKDAY.—Before Messrs J. C. Hilton and John Jehu, D.C.C. Crowden being also present. TRESPASS IN PURSUIT OF GAME.^—John Jones was charged by George Threadgold with this offence.— Prosecutor said I am a gamekeeper in the employ of C. H. Beck, Esq. I was out on the 12th May, when I heard a shot in the direction of the Yoel in the parish of Llanfair. It was about eight o'clock at night. I went in the direction of the place whence I had heard the shot. When I was about 100 yards off I saw the defendant, who was on the Voel Farm at the time. This was about ten minutes after I heard the shot. I went up to the defendant, who had a double-barrel gun with him. I said" Y Ollng" man, you arc at it again." He paid" 1 am on the footpath." He was not on the footpath, but was 46 yards from it. lJeïendunt then said This is the foothpath." It was only a path used by sheep. I said he had no right there. Defendant replied You can go to h I have got leave from David Jones." I had cautioned him before. C. H. Beck, Esq., had the right of shoot- ing.—For the defence, William Evans said I am a labourer, and live at Hirhos. I know the Yoel Farm well. It was a custom to go the way the defendant did. I have known the place for over fifty years. I did not go to the place where defendant was ho told me about it. The field is called Erwgerrig, and there is a footpath through it, but I will not say there is a path where he was. It is an old custom to cross from the road to the farm.—The magis- trates remarked that they found that defendant had been previously warned not to go on the land, and they hoped this would be a caution.—Fined 5s and lis 6d costs. SCHOOL BOARD CASE.—Mr J. P. Harris, atten- dance officer, brought a complaint agaiust John Owen, Tynyfynwent, Llanfair, for neglecting to obey an order which had previously been made in regard to the boy, Edward Owen, 11 years of age, who had only attended school nine times out of a possible 66. He had been after this child more than anyone in the parish, ar.d they treated witness with contempt. The bov was quite able to attend school.—The line of 5s which had previously been inflicted was now ordered to be enforced if not paid, a distress warrant was ordered to be issued. THE COMING-OF-AGE OF ME HUGH HARRISON. REJOICINGS AT LLANFAIR. The loyalty of the Caerhowel tenants at Llanfair and neighbourhood was probably never more mani- fest than on Tuesday, when the town was en fete in honour of the coming-of-age of the heir to the Caerhowel estate—Mr Hugh R. E. Harrison. Pre- parations for the event had been going on for some time, so that on Tuesday, Llanfair was the scene of consideiable animation and excitement. The tenantry being aware of the fact that Mr Hugh Harrison would shortly attain his majority, it was decided that a presentation should be made to him on the auspicious occasion. For this purpose a subscription list was opened a month or two ago, and the work, which was taken up with much zest, received fresh impetus from the fact that Col Harrison had given a site for the new Intermediate School. A strong committee was formed for carrying out the project and included the following amongst its members :—The Vicar, Rev T. Jeffrey Jones (chairman), Mr R. Humphreys, North and South Wales Bank (treasurer), Revs T. D. James and Owen Jones (Gelli), Dr Humphreys, Messrs T. Watkin, J.P., J. Jehu, J.P., W. Story, T. Jones, W. Theodore, R. Jones (Neuadd), — Richards (Llanoddian), and T. Bowen. A sum of upwards of £28 having been collected, it was decided that. the presentation should consist of an address in album form, and that a public tea should be given to all the inhabit- ants of Llanfair and neighbourhood to be followed by sports. Accordingly, Tuesday was observed as a general holiday, the people donning their best attire and turning out in good numbers. About 2.30 p.m. Mr Hugh Harrison, accompanied by his aunt (Mrs Wharton, Skelton Castle, Yorkshire), Mr J. Lomax, and Miss Harrison, arrived in an open carriage from Welshpool and were met on the outskirts of the town by a procession consisting of the committee, the Llanfair Brass Band (under the conductorship of Mr T. Richards), and' the children, to the number cf 400 or 500, from the Board, Rhiwhiriaeth. fIntermediate, and National Schools. The procession then turned right about face and marched over Llanfair bridge at the end of which had been erected an archway of ever- greens, decorated with flags, &c. The motto on the one side was "Welcome to Llanfair," that on the reverse being the same in Welsh Croesaw e Llan- fair." Proceeding thence, another archway was found at the top of Bridge street, bearing on the one side the inscription "Long life to the heir of Caerhowel," and on the other Long life to Mr Hugh Harrison." Having marched round the town a. bait was made at the Board School where tea was served to a very large cotripanv, under the presidency of the following ladies :—ATesdames Humphreys (the Bank),Watkin (Brynmair), Story, T. Jones, Hughes, (Wynnstay), C.W. Humphreys, T. D. Jones, Tudor, Jehu, Ellis, George (Tan Hoase), Davies (Neuaddllwyd), Morris (the Lion), E. A. Evans (Gelli), Mrs Dr Humphreys, Mrs Dr Hughes, Misses Griffiths, Morgan, Jones (Neuadd), Jones (the Graig), Humphreys, Richards (Llan- oddian), Edwards, Davies (Manchester House), and Smith, assisted by others. The pro- visions were in charge of Mrs Thomas, Bodein- ion, and Mrs Jones, Neuadd. At the conclusion of tea, a vote of thanks was heartily accorded to the tea- makers on the motion of Mr J. C. Hilton. A move makers on the motion of Mr J. C. Hilton. A move was now made towards the Square, at one end of which a brake had been drawn up, from which the horses had been removed, and which was intended as a rostrum for the speakers. It was shortly before five o'clock when Mr Hugh Harrison ascended the brake followed by Mrs Wharton, Mr Lomax, Miss Harrison, the Yicar (Rev T. J. Jones), Messrs J. C. Hilton, T. V/atkin, J. Jehu, E. Jones, R. Humphreys and Dr Humphreys.—Tbe Yicar, in opening the proceedings expressed his pleasure in calling upon Mr R. Humphreys to read the address which was to be presented to Mr Harrison. On this occasion, they had to marry without the wife, the address itself not having arrived, although it might do so before they separated.—Mr R. Hum- phreys, amid applause then read a copy of the address, which was as follows :—" To Hugh Robert Edward Harrison, Esq. Sir,—On the auspicious occasion of your attaining your majority, we, the undersigned, on behalf of the numerous subscribers to this address, beg to tender our cordial respects and good wishes. We feel that we cannot allow this opportunity to pass without giving expression to tho high esteem in which the Caerhowel family is held by the inhabitants of Llanfair and the sur- rounding neighbourhood. As a landowner lI1 our district, your father, Col. Harrison, has greatly endeared himself, not only to the tenants on the estate, but to those around us. By his generous aid in the advancement of all pub- • movements in our midst, especially in enabling 1 very largely to build our beautiful clinch tower, and now by his lTIlwifi cent gift of n site for our new Intermediate School, ho has laid us under farther and deeper obligations to him. These will be lasting memorials to the interest which the Caerhowel family have, in Llanfair, and we beg to take advantage of this event to convey to him, through you, our warmest thanks. Iu begging your acceptance of this address we heartily join in wishing you many years of happiness and prosperity and we pray that God Almighty will be pleased to guide and direct your footsteps through the honourable career that awaits yon. Signed on behalf of the committee—T. Jeffrey Jones, chairman, R. Humphreys, lion, treasurer and secretary, Llan- fair, May 20, 1896." This address is a fine speci- men of the binders, illuminator' and artist's work, the cover being of red Russian leather embossed in gilt flowering, and edged in gilt as well. On the outside of the front cover is an inscription, To Hugh Robert Edward Harrison, Esq., Caerhowel, Llanfair, 16th April, 1896." The covers are lined with fine watered silk paper, then a specially pre- pared suuklin mounts for the photograph and address. On the front page of the album are photos of Mr Hugh Harrison, and Colouel and Mrs Harrison, which arc really excellent likenesses fnken by Mr Maclardy, of Oswestry, in platiuotype. On the second page photos of Caerhowel and Llan- fair Church, also by Mr Maclardy, in platinotype. On the third page comes the first part of the address, which is executed in a chaste and artistic manntr. At the top of the page is the monogram of Mr H. R. E. Harrison, and in the right hand top corner the crest, coatj of arms, and motto of the Harrison family, done in proper heraldic colours. The wording of the address is in Old English, and the illumination of the whole page is very beauti- ful. On the fifth, sixth, and seventh pages of the album are inscribed the names of 126 subscribers, which are put on in Old English type the same as the address.—Mr. Hugh Harrison on ris- ing to respond was received with loud cheers. It was, he said, with very mixed feelings that he rose that day. On the one hand he felt the deepest gratitude, almost too deep to express, for the very kind welcome they had accorded him, and for the very kind expression of feeling and good wishes, yet, on the other hand, he was very sorry that his father was not present. For many years and especially during the last few weeks Colonel Harri- son had constantly referred to that day and had looked forward to coming to Llanfair. It was very pleasing to his family to know that they had so many kind friends in Llanfair and now that his father's illness had struck them such a blow his fam- ily would always remember that day and the kind wishes they had given him. Reference had been made to the good understanding and kindly feeling which had existed between his family and the Llanfair people. He hoped that that state of things would always continue and that by the help of their kind wishes and the example of his father for many years to come they would be the best of friends when the time came that he had anything to do with the estate. As regarded the new In- termediate Schools it was his father's greatest wish that he should do something which would benefit Llanfair and Montgomeryshire. In con- elusion he thanked them for their kindness and he would remember that day to the end of His liie (loud cheers.)—Mr. J. Jehu said that he had now a very pleasant duty to perform, which was, to pro- pose a vote of thanks to Colonel Harrison for the magnificent present he h?.d given them in the building site referred to. Having made an allu- sion to the good feeling between the tenants and the Caerhowel family Mr. Jehu said that the best thing that could be done now was to give the children education. It was a pity that some of them had not bad more of it (laughter.) He now formally proposed the resolution.—Mr. T. YYatkin in seconding the resolution, expressed the deep regret of all at the absence of Col. Harrison, which was a cloud hanging over them. They could only hope that in the kind providence of God the Colonel would be restored to his usual health and vigoir. In obtaining the site for the new school free of cost they hae obtained a good deal more than they had expected. When Mr Jehu and he were sent as a deputation to Colonel Harrison, all that they expected was that the Colonel would sell them the site on generous terms, and they were greatly astonished when that gentleman announced that he would give them the site. By this act ho con- sidered that Col. Harrison had conferred a per- manent benefit, .upon the inhabitants of Llanfair for many generations to come. In thanking Col. I Harrison for helping them that gentleman would be pleased to hear that he was helping those who were prepared to help themselves (applause). The subscription list had been opened very handsomely, and they had every confidence that the matter would turn out better than their expectations. He trusted that they would be able to build a school which would be a blessing to to the place for many generations, and which would be a monument to the noble-hearted man who had given them the site (applause).—Dr. Humphreys, in supporting the resolution, said that Col. Harrison might be assured of the gratitude of the people of Llanfair for his generous action, by which he had rendered generations yet unborn under a deep obligation to him. It had been well said that the actions of the just smile sweet and blossom in the dust," and there was no one in the country who did not yearn for the rapid recovery of Col. Harrison (applause). When the time arrived that the Colonel should be called away, one of the sweetest and most fragrant flowers on lis grave would be this generous act (applause).Mr. J. C. Hilton, who was received with applause, remarked that in a daily paper last week he saw a statement of John Bright to the w I effect that a speech, in order to b3 successful, should deal with one subject only. The speakers that day had dealt with one subject, and they had been very successful (applause). A coming-of-age was, to most people, a ime of rejoicing, and it was right and proper that it should be regarded in that light, yet there was another way in which to look at it. It had its serious side-a young man at this time was generally fitted to take his place in this life and to assume the cares, the anxieties, and the responsi- bilities of life. They were well assured that Mr Hugh Harrison was so fitted, and he most sincerely congratulated him. He could only add that the fact that Col. and Mrs Harrison could not be present would be a lasting regret to Llanfair (applause).—The Vicar, having expressed regret at the illness of Col. Harrison, and having eulogised that gentleman for his many acts of generosity to the parish, said that Mr Hugh Harrison's father had been a good and liberal man, and he (the Y icar) would say, that Mr Harrison could not do better than follow his father's example. — Mr J. C. Hilton having thanked Mrs Wharton and Miss Harrison for their attendance, on behalf of the company, the resolution was put and carried unanimously.—Mr Hugh Harrison, in responding, mentioned that he had received two telegrams during the afternoon, one from the doctor and one from his mother, stating that his father was going on as well as could b9 expected (applause).—The crowd then made its way to an adjoining field, where sports were indulged in, under the management of Dr Humphreys and Mr E. Dryhurst Roberts. In the evening, on the field, the remainder of the cake supplied at the tea was distributed amongst the children, and the bread, sugar, and tea among about 40 oM women, who ivere extremely grateful to the committee for their kind- ness. The sports and amusements, were very successful, the children enjoying themselves to their heart's content, and as the party from Caerhowel left al I cheered heartily and the band played For he's a ji lly good fellow. REJOICINGS AT MANABW. The celebration of the coming-of-age of Mr H. R. E. Harrison took place at Manafon on Wednesday, the 27th ult., and we regret that our report of the affair did not arrive in time for publication in our last issue. The present has afforded a good oppor- tunity to the tenantry on the Caerhowel estate of giving vent to their feelings of respect and esteem which has existed between them and the Caerhowel family. The rejoicings at Manafon last week were a striking proof that this opportunity was taken advantage of to the fullest extent. In addition to taking an active part in connection with the rejoic- ings at Caerhowel 011 Wednesday week, the tenantry of Col. Harrison at Manafon resolved to celebrate .the occasion of his sons coming-of-age in their own neighbourhood. A subscription list was opened, and it appears that a ready and spontaneous re- sponse met the appeal for funds. Upwards of £ 16 was collected, and it was decided to give a public tea and to have a programme of sports. The little village was en-fete on Wednesday for this intelesting event. The day was gloriously fine, and a large number of people flocked to the scene of festivities. Every available building and tree, etc., were dccoratcd with flags, banners, monograms, and devices suitable for the occasion, Long life and happiness, H.R.E.H, being the most common. A handsome arch of evergreens spanned the entrance to the sports field bearing the inscription, "Health, wealth, prosperity, H.R.E.H." The decorations, which were excellent, were carried out by a com- mittee superintended by Mr J. E. Thomas. Flowers, evergreens, etc., were sent by Miss Williams' Henllys, Miss Bayard, Gwemydd, Mr T. J. Houns- field, the Sector, and others. Waggons were kindly lent by Mrs Evans, the Mont, and Mr Andrew, Bronhilog. The Lla ii fair- CLereiiiioii Brass Band, under i he conductorship of Mr Richards, played some good selections of music at intervals during the day. The general committee consisted of Messrs Edward Andrew (chairman), Evan Humphreys, J. N. Jones, Samuel Roberts, John Humphreys, and Rd. Evais, Amongst those present during the after- noon were Colonel, Mrs, and Miss Harrison, Caer- howel, Mr Hugh Robert Edward Harrison, Mr and Mrs T- J. Itounsfield, Glyncogan, Mrs VVacc and Miss IJayard, Gwemydd. Mr and Mrs F. R. James, Montgomery Mr E. H. Morris, Chirbury, Mr J. Fred Francis, Fordcn. Mr E. Williams, Caerhowel, Mr F. Langford, Court Calmore, Mr Piyce Wilson, Ffin- nant, Mr E. Andrew, Belandeg, Rev L. W. and Mrs Davies. Rectory, Mr Richard Andrew, Dr Davies, New Mills, Mr Wm. Coifield, Tregynon, and Mr W. Williams, Mauaton. Tbe Caerhowel family, con- sisting of Colonel and Mrs Harrison, Mr H. R. E. Hairison, arrived at about half-past three. They were met opposite the Ffinnaut. by a large and en- thusiastic crowd, who, having detached the horses, pulled the carriage with ropes to the village amid hearty cheering On the ar ival at the Bee-hive Inn, Mr Ili-yee, Wilson, the Ffinnaut addressing Mr Hugh Harrison, said it gave him very great pleasure on behalf of those present to welcome him to Manafon. J-j e (MrWilson) had the honour 22 years auo of proposing Col. Harrison's health, and he was happy to say that the gallant Colonel had fully justified the expectations' he then formed of him. He only hoped that Mr Hugh Harrison would follow in the footsteps of his father (loud cheeriD?). —Mr Hugh Harrison, who was received with loud cheers, said he was afraid he could not thank them sufficiently for the hearty welcome they had extended to him that day, and for the kind expres- sions made to him. He thought ho could not do better than follow in the footsteps of his father— (hear lietii-)-and try to live up to the traditions of his family (cheers). He again thanked them.— Mr. E. Andrew, Belandeg, congratulated Colonel Harrison on his recovery to better health (cheers), They were all exceedingly pleased to see him and his family at Manafon.—The gallant Colonel was received with great cheering on rising to speak. He thanked them very much for the kind reception they had accorded him. He assured them that as his son lived he would remember the kind reception they had given to him that day.—Hearty cheers were then accorded the Caerhowel family.— The Company then adjourned to the Bee-hive Inn where luncheon was provided by Mr and Mrs Roberts, limited to subscribers over a certain amount. Mr Hugh Harrison occupied the chair. Mr Evan Evans proposed the (Health of Mr Hugh Harrison), which was enthusiastically received.—Mr T. J. Hounsfield supported the toast. He did not think the rising generation equal to their ancestors- (laughter)—so that it could not therefore be expected that Mr Harrison would be as good ?s his father (laughter). In conclusion he wished Mr Harrison every success (cheers).— Mr. Hugh Harrison suitably responded. If it was not excepted that he would be as good as his father he said he meant to try (cheers). And he hoped he would succeed at any rate to a great degree. The kind wishes he had received that day would act as a great incentive to attain that object. He had never been at the Bee-hive before, and he hoped it would not be the last time. He thanked them very much for their kindness towards him.— A bout 800 partook of a public tea. which was pro- vided in the National School by Mr Bond, Welsh- pool. The following ladies presided at the tea tables:—Miss Andrew, Belandeg, Mrs Evans, Cefngwernfa, Mrs Humphreys, Tyncelvn, Mrs Humphreys, Penybryn, Mrs Bowen, Dwyrhiew, Mrs Jones, White-lane. Mrs Roberts, Bee-hive, and Mrs Evans, Cefntwlch, were represented by Mrs Lloyd, Llwyn Coppa, and Mrs Williams, Birchen-house.—The sports took place on a field adjacent to the Church, kindly lent for the occasion by Mr Pryce Wilsou, the Ffinnant. The contests in the different races were interesting, and a happy evening was spent. The Sports' committee was as follows:—Messrs T. J. Hounsfield (chairman),! Edward .Andrew, Evan Evans, Richard Evans, Arthur Humphreys, J. N. Jones, John Humphreys, and W. Davies. The judges were Mr. T. J. Houns- field, Rev L. W. Davies, and Mr Pryce Wilson, Ftinnant.-Colonel, Mrs, and Miss Harrison left at six o'clock amid hearty cheering. Mr Hugh Harrison who left at a later period of the day, was vociferously cheered by the crowd. Dancing was indulged in until dusk, when a most enjoyable day's proceedings terminated.

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