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NOTES BY THE WAY. Many also have been the comPLAINTS during the past week regarding the sanitary arrangements of the town. This is conclusive proof of the difficulty our borough surveyor unfortunately finds himself in. Whilst one party is crying out for the better watering of our dusty streets we find the other complaining of the present system of scavenging. The surveyor cannot efficiently attend to these evils without additional assistance for it is only natural that increased work demands it and if he is refused that additional assistance then one or the other is bound to suffer. As directei by the Council at its last meeting the surveyor has been devoting his attention to both these matters with the result that neither has been satisfactorily done and therefore it follows that complaints are only to be expected. It is now for the Council to again give the matter their consideration at the next meeting. The Welshpool Corporation watering cart was seen near the Cross pump at eight o'clock on Mon- day morning last but was "lost to sight and memory dear for the remainder of the day. We take this last opportunity of calling onr readers' atcention to the forthcoming visit to Welshpool on Tuesday next of the British Dairy Farmers' Association. This important institution will hold its animal conference in North Wales dur- ing the coming week, the visit to beii.g one of the items on a most interesting programme. The conference will arrive in the town early in the day and will at once proceed in brakes to the Town Hall where they will be welcomed by Captain D. H. Mytton on behalf of the Corporation, after which the noble president, the Earl of Powis, will reply. lr W. Forrester Addie will then read a paper on Dairy farming in Montgomeryshire," to be followed by discussion. Au adjournment will afterwards be made to the Powis Castle Home Farm. Following this the Conference will be invited to partake of luncheon at the Castle, and the day's proceedings will conclude with the inspec- tion of a specially arranged show representative of the agricultural interest as it especially affects this county. :,7 There were three prisoners for trial at the Mont- gomeryshire Assizes, which were held at Xewtown on Saturday, before Air. Justice Vanghan Williams, and all pleaded guilty. Owen Jones, labourer, was seutenced to three months' hard labour for house- breaking at Berriew; David Evans, labourer, to one month's hard labour for obtaining money by false pretences at Llanfyllin and Richard Evans, com- mission agent, to six months' hard labour for steal- ing money at Llanfyllin. The County Council and its Governing Body cannot do better than study the address delivered at a meeting of the Association of Head masters and Head mistresses of Welsh Intermediate Schools at Shrewsbury on Saturday last by the President—Mr. Glynrie Williams of Bangor. In discussing various aspects of education in Wales with great candour, he complained particularly of what he regarded as the excessive number of inter- mediate schools, and the consequent lowering of the standard of secondary education, and urged his fellow-teachers to do their atmost to maintain their positon and rights. It has been decided by the huntsmen and far- mers of the neighbourhood of Machynlleth and the surrounding district to present Lord Henry Vane- Tempest, master of the Plas Machynlleth foxhounds, wi:h a hunting crop, hunting horn and case, and flask, as a token of their gratitude to his Lordship for hunting the district. At the Machynlleth Board of Guardians on Wed- nesday the scheme of workhouse amalgamation, suggested by the Caersws Board of Guardians, was brought to the notice of the members, some of whom were of opinion that the scheme would cost more money than the present system, and expressed a wish that the letter should lie on the table. Eventually it was decided that a small committee should be appointed to report upon it. V Aberystwyth Town Council wasted a lot of time at their meeting held on Tuesday in a discussion upon the question of granting permission for the erection of booths in open spaces for the supply of refreshments including intoxicants on the occasion of the royal visit. A deputation, headed by two or three ministers of the town, waited upon the Council to submit resolutions passed at meet- ings held in connection with places of worship protesting against the Council granting the per- mission asked for. Their chief grounds of objec- tion was their anxiety to prevent temptation being placed in the way of the crowd, and their solicitude for the reputation of the town. The discussion that followed was rather lively, and eventually Alderman Peter Jones, seeing the opposition offered to the recommendation of the Public Works Com- mittee, withdrew that portion of the report. Upon this occasion as upon others the tee-totallers have opposed the scheme solely and simply because they are in a measure bound to oppose everything that has the slightest resemblance to, or connection with, the business of a licensed victualler. If they are so anxious to avoid placing temptations in the way of the people who will attend at Aberystwyth on the 26th June, why was it that they made no attempt to detract from the existing temptations by erecting their own refresh- ment tents at convenient points ? The Town I Council have washed their hands of the whole affair, but somebody will have to stand the blame. # Mr Frank Lloyd's North Wales Horse Sales will be held at Wrexham next week and the week following. We understand the entry is excep- tionally large, comprising 1,500. Next week is confined, Tuesday to upstanding match pairs and brougham horses, single harness and hunters 15-2 and over Wednesday to smaller horses from 15 to 15-2. This day will be very attractive, as it includes many show animals. Thursday is confined to the far famed Welsh cobs and ponies, and the following week is set apart for heavy horses, particulars of which will be found in our advertising columns. The report of the Charity Commissioners on the subject of Intermediate Education in Wales, a summary of which is given in another column, contains a note of warning against allowing children who have not passed a sufficiently good examination being allowed to enter the schools, thus making the Intermediate Schools to do the work of Elementary Schools. The report also states that it is a misuse of the benefit i ntended for parents to treat these schools as places where a short course of "finishing" instruction may be obtained for their children. ..«0 At the Oswestry Town Council meeting on Monday Councillor Smith, in bringing the satisfac- tory state of the water supply before the meeting, paid another compliment to the borough surveyor. It was stated that although there had been nearly two months drought there were still ninety days' supply in the reservoirs, and owing to the efficient and economical system inaugurated by Mr. R. O. Wynne Roberts, they had been able all along to have the public streets well watered. # # # At Ellesmere the water question has arrived at an acute stage. The long drought, happily broken dur- ing these last few days, has caused the inhabitants the greatest concern, many having to carry their water long distances, while some have to satisfy them. selves with what they can find in the brooks. The action of the Local Government Board in refusing to sanction the new water scheme has further aggravated the situation, being the subject of a special meeting of the Urban District Council held on Monday evening, report of which will be found in another column. V The wide-spread popularity of Col. Harrison as a landlord has been amply testified during the past few days by the rejoicings of his tenants at Llan- fair and Manafon in connection with the coming-of- age of his elder son, Mr Hugh Harrison. The proceedings throughout have been characterised by that cordiality with which the family is deservedly regarded. *#* The election of parish councillors for Llangadfan takes place to-day. There are eighteen candidates, nine Conservatives, and nine Liberals, supporters of Rev. Henry Jones, whose conduct was so strongly reprimanded by the Committee of the County Council, and whose supporters they dis- missed from office. We can but hope that the electors will show their disapprobation of the manner in which the affairs of the Council have been carried on under the chairmanship of the Rev. Henry Jones by returning to office the nine Con- servative candidates.