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WELSHPOOL. D. JONES & Sox's Indian and Ceylon Tea, at 2s. per lb. is absolutely pure, therefore best.—Noted Home Cured Ham aud Bacon Stores, High Street. — [Advt. 1 SUCCESS.—Captain Mytton was awarded 2r,d Prize at the Nottinghamshire Show, in class 6— open to all England—for his shorthorn heifer Sophia." THE MILITIA. The 4th Batt. South Wales Borderers assembled (excepting recruits) on Mon- day for their annual training, encamping in Old- ford. Yesterday morning they departed by special train for Brecon where they will engage in firing practice until Wednesday, on which day they re- turn to Welshpool. PERSONAL.— We understand that Rev T. R. Maland, who is leaving the town next month, will be succeeded in the superintendency of the Primi- tive Methodist Circuit by Rev. J. Wilson, Lid- brook, Gloucester. CONSERVATIVE WORKING -I E -I' CLCB.—The annual meeting of this club was held in the Club Room, on Wednesday evening, Mr. Robert Jones in the chair. The hon. sec., lr. J. Paddock, read over a statement of accounts, which shewed that they commcnced the year with a balance in hand of £ 9 18s. 5d. They then had. however, after paying expenses and carrying out certain repairs, a balance of £10 14s. od., shewing an increase during 11L year ot 16s. The election of officers for the ensuing year was then proceeded with, and Mr. Robert Jones was appointed a trustee in the place of the late Mr. H. Jones, deceased, Mr. J. Beadles, vice-chairman. and the chairman and other officials were re-elected. as was also the committee, with the addition of Messrs. Edward Evans, Charles Morris and Richard Morris. This was all the business, and the customary votes of thanks terminated the meeting. FOWL STEALING.—At the Police Court on Wed- nesday, before Messrs S. Powell, M. Jehu and D. Jones, Alfred Owen and Simon Pryce, labourers, Welshpool, were charged by P.S. Humphreys with stealing a fowl, the property of Mr D. A. Breeze, I Belan, on April 27.—Committed for 21 days each with hard labour.—There was a further charge against Owen of being drunk and disorderly on April 24tli.-Comniitted for seven days.-A, the same Court a case against Owen Williams, tramp, Ruthin, for being drunk and disorderly, was dis- missed on condition that he left the town. PRIMITIVE METHODIST CIRCUIT.—The quarterly meeting of this circuit took place on Thursday, at Cefn Chapel, Buttington, under the presidency of Rev. T. R. Maland. A good number of represen- tatives of the various churche3 attended, and the condition of the circuit was reported to be satisfac- tory. Rev. T. R. Maland, who is leaving next month, referred to the kindness and courtesy extended towards him by the members and friends, and wished his successor, Rev. J. Wilson, all and wished his successor, Rev. J. Wilson, all prosperity. Tea was provided for the delegates, over which Mrs Edwards presided. In the evening a sermon was delivered bv Mr T. Mansell, Bausley, upon which criticisms were offered by Rev. T. 11. Maland and Mr D. J. Jones. NIA ROYAL ARCH FREE i -IONs.-A regular convo- cation of the Chapter was held at the Masonic Temple, Newtown, yesterday week, when Compan- ing R. Jones was installed first principal, H. J. Tomley, third principal: 1. Companing Benbow, scribe; E. Ellison, scribe; Owen, P.S.: Foster, treasurer; and Jones, Tyler. The installing cere- mony was performed by Companions Morgan, Hole, and Foster. MONTGOMERYSHIRE DISTRICT LCGE, I.O.G.T.— The quarterly session of the above was held in the Templar Hall, Welshpool, on Thursday. There was a large number present, representing eight lodges. The officer's reports were very satisfactory, shewing that each of the lodges were busily en- gaged in progressive movements. During the quarter there has been an increase of 60 in the adult membership, and of 90 in the juvenile mem- bership. A lodge has recently been opened at Kerry with good prospects. G.C.T. Bro. Stanford gave a brief address, and at the close awarded the prize banner and gavel and block to the Welshpool United Lodge, and juvenile honours to the Gleaner" Temple, Welshpool, for having made the largest increase during the past quarter. It was unanimously decided to accept the invitation to hold the next session at Llanidloes. Votes of thanks were accorded to the Welshpool friends for their cordial reception. After the meeting the officers and representatives were entertained to tea at the Welshpool Coffee House. MARRIAGE.—The marriage of Miss E. H. Stock- ton, Welshpool, to Mr. Horatio Harper, of the firm of Garlick, Harper & Co., Port Elizabeth, third son of our esteemed postmaster, was solemnised at the English Church, Claremont, Cane Town. on Mav 7th., from Glendore. the residence of Mr. J. 0. Brunt, where a reception was held. The bride who was given away by Mr. Brant, was attired in a pretty grey dress, trimmed with white moire. She wore a large white hat, trimmed with white rib- bon and ostrich feathers. Miss E. S. Williams acted as bridesmaid and Mr. William H. Harper as best man. The happy pair left amidst hearty con- gratulations for Newlands, where the honeymoon was spent. PETTY SESSIONS. TUESDAY. Before the Mayor (Mr W Forrester Addie), Mr C. E. Howell (ex-mayor), Messrs W. Rogers, D. P. Owen, E. O. Jones, S. Powell, J. Rees, and M. Jehu. HIGHWAY OFFENCE.—P.C. Rowlands charged Pryce Jones, Meifod, with not having his name and address painted on his cart according to the bye- laws. On the 14th ult. he saw defendant in his cart with the name and address written on a piece of paper. Having informed defendant that he would be summoned the latter became abusive.— Fined 2s 6d including costs. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY.—P.C. R. Humphreys, who charged Edward Sheraton, hawker, Welshpobl, with this offence, stated that on the night of the 15th ult. he found defendant drunk and disorderly in High street and making use of filthy language.— A fine of 10s including costs was inflicted, CRUELTY TO LAMBS.—It will be remembered that the case of the boy William Humphreys, aged 15, of Mill lane, Welshpool, who was charged on the 28th ult. with violently beating four lambs, was adjourned in order that the boy might be medically examined, in order to establish his sanity or other- wise. The case now came on before the Bench, Inspector Backbouse representing the R.S.P.C.A.— The Bench having asked the father of the accused if the latter had been examined by the doctor, the father replied in the negative. The magistrates then retired for the purpose of considering their decision, and on returning into Court, Mr D. P. Owen stated that the Bench had given the case their very careful consideration and had decided to bind over the father in the sum of zOlO for the boy's good behaviour for twelve months. They further ordered him to pay 30s compensation, the costs to follow in each case, the alternative being imprison- ment. THE ROYAL VISIT TO WALES. In view of the coming visit within the present month of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales and other members of the Royal Family to Powvsland it may be interesting to our readers to be reminded that in the year 1832 Her most gracious Majesty the Queen, then Princess Victoria, with her mother the Duchess of Kent, and attended by Baroness Lutzen, the late Sir John Conroy, Bart., and others, stayed at Powis Castle on their journey through Wales. On that occasion the Royal party patronised the trade of Welshpool, as will be seen from the following extract from the day book of the late Mr Edward Morris, mercer, London House, and which is now in the possession of his son, Mr Thomas Morris, auctioneer:— FRIDAY, AUGUST 3RD, 1832. HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUCHESS OF KENT. 12 yards of superfine Welsh flannel at £ s d 3s 9d 2 5 0 6 pairs Hbts fancy kid at Is 9d 10 6 12 „ „ white kid at 2s 3d 1 7 0 (Paid) £ 4 2 6 HER ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCESS VICTORIA. 12 yards superfine Welsh flannel at 3s 9d 2 5 0 2 pairs Hbts coloured kid at Is 2d 2 4 (Paid) ———— JE2 7 4 BARONESS LUTZEN. 3 pairs lace check silk hose at 8s 1 4 0 6 pairs Hbts fancy kid at 2s 6d 15 0 (Paid) zi 19 0 ARCHDEACON HOWELL ON TEMPERANCE. On Thursday evening a monstre temperance meeting was held in the Town Hall, under the auspices of the local lodges connected with the I.O.G.T. Mr J. Stanford, G.C.T., presided, being supported on the platform by the Ven. Archdeacon Howell, Gresford, Dr Jones, Sara, and the ministers of the town.-The Chairman having opened the proceedings, Archdeacon HOWELL rose, amid prolonged applause, to address the meeting. In acknowledg- ing the cordiality of his reception, his whole heart and soul, he said, went forth with the work which bad brought them together that evening. It was one of those things concerning which in looking back over his life, he did not feel any regret. It was now about a quarter of a century ago since he joined temperance work, and for a good many years he was so occupied with other duties that he could not give the time which the work <1,-served yet, throughout, it Lad been one of the foremost desires ,¡f I,i, ]1<( êwd :onl that whatever time he might have in rise future, should be devoted, very reauily, wry che« rii! and very heartily, to \vo:'ic which It(, !je: !e in accordance with the heart, mind, and will «>f God {applause). Baviner alluded to the difficulty of saying anything fresh, of advancing new arguments, (II of adducingfurther statistics upon this subject, the Archdeacon remarked there was one- point upon which he felt very deeply and very strongly, and it was t ii the tz, n Ituce movement, of which Goad Tempiary was a department, was ever to become a prevailing power throughout the land, iheu. be would say to them without hesi- tation, it IUllst ÍJe Jifteù up t" a higher spiritual level than it now occupied (applause). It bad often been said that every great public movement had to pass through at least three stages. In the first stage everybody ridiculed it, laughed at it, and treated it with insolent contempt, and when it was aliiiost as much as o man's sanity was worth, to say a word in its favour—very terrible was the ordeal of working a movement through its first stage, There were thousands of men and women who found it very much harder tu face ridicule than to contend with oppoaition of any kind whatever (applause). Might he remind them that there were many soldiers who had won t';e Victoria Cross for valour on the battle field. t who had turned cowards amid the jeers of the canteen or the barrack room. If a man had auv moral conviction at all, opposition would onlv make him stand up for it (applause). To be laughed at, to have words such as sneak and hypocrite flying about one's ears, to be asked how much they hoped to gain by it-words like that had made thousands of brave men break their pledges who never would have flinched from opposition (applause). This England of ours had yet to learn how much it owed to the first pioneers of temperance work, such as George Livesay. Samuel Bowiey, John B. Gough, etc.—men who had sacrificed so much of what most of us held most dear in their efforts to rescue Britain from the demon drink (applause). The next stage in a movement was when it had gained a footing, and when people were willing to admit that there might be something in it after ail. In the second stage people were not quite so sensitive to the darts of the enemy as in the first stage. Those who supported the movemeu. in ihis stage were generally regarded as extreme men, yet the extreme men of one generation became lie moderate men of the next (applause). No great movement had ever prospered in this world without extreme men (loud applause). Extreme men were the prophets of their age, the pioneers of all movements-he thanked God for extreme men (loud applause). He once read of an extreni" Man Who said, Love your eneniy," Bless them that curse vou." According to our 19th century Christianity He was a very extreme man (applause). The third stage of a movement was when every- body spoke well of it, when everybody was ready to say, What a noble work "—(laughter) — what a righteous cause" (renewed laughter). There were just three stages in the temperance move- ment in the Church to which he had the honour aud privilege to belong. There was a time when this movement was regarded with extreme suspicion in the Church (laughter). Temperance was considered as being a slight cast upon their baptismal vows then it was said that temperance was to be in place of the Gospel. When a clergy- man became a total abstainer, it was put down to one of two things; either that the unfortunate man had given way to drink and that he could not restrain himself, or else it was that he was a mean Pharisee who wanted to make himself out to be better than other people. Never would he (the Archdeacon) forget the time when the first Bishop .became a total abstainer; there never was such a time (laughter) it sent a thrill of horror throughout the entire body of the Church of England (renewed laughter) imminent Dis- establishment could hardly have been a greater shock to them (laughter). Oh yes," they said, there have always been some eccentric ones among the Bishops "-(Iau-bter)-" what will now become of the loyal toasts at Visita- tion dinners ? It was regarded as a species of dementia and there were some wicked teetotallers who whispered the wicked hope that if that was a sign of madness that the total abstaining Bishop would bite all his brethren on the episcopal bench (loud laughter). That Bishop seemed to have done a good deal in that direction for now the greater proportion of the bishops were total abstainers (loud applause). Continuing, the Archdeacon referred to the 'fact that during the last twelve months fifty thousand Armenians had been deprived of their lives through no fault of their own, whilst on the other hand an authenticated f statement had recently been made to the effect that 128,000 men and women died every year in Great Britain not from the hand of an external enemy but entirely from their own Inst—intoxicat- ing drink. There were some who said, in reference to this traffic, Before you move in anything do carry out existing laws on the subject." He hesi- tated not to say that he was thoroughly convinced that if existing laws on the Statute Book were carried out in their integrity, without fear or favour, without any regard to persons or interests they would be in a very different position than they were now (applause). Let them set their faces against the drinking customs of society, for to his mind it was a positive disgrace that it seemed as if they could do nothing without whetting it, as if every British stomach was a fierce fiery furnace (laughter). For many years he .had been a strong advocate of local control of some kind for the drink traffic. He was not particular as to the means, but he preferred the proposals of the Church of England Temperance Society. He was now getting an old man and he wanted to see something done in this matter. It was in their power to pass a Local Veto Bill that night, without the consent either of Lords or Commons. It was in the power \of every man who possessed a home to carry a measured Home Rule on the sujbect, without con- sulting any of those artful dodgers in the Houses of Parliament, who loved the land of promise too well to leave it There is a public house which everyone may close. It is a little drinking place just underneath his nose" (loud laughter). There were certain children of his acquaintance who liked their mother to tell them stories just before they went to bed. When, however, these stories contained an application to the shortcomings and failings of the children during the day, the latter asked their mother for stories without a moral (laughter). He was not going to tell them a story without a moral. The moral was this In the name of his Lord and Master, in the name of his Saviour and their's Who gave his life for the most miserable drunkard, he asked them by the Love of Jesus Christ what they were going to do to help forward this matter. Might God move their hearts; let them not mind opposition—that was only an aid to faith let them put their shoulders to the wheel, and cast themselves at the foot of the Mercy Seat. Let them plead with God and wrestle with Him until they found that His blessing was moving in the population around them. So should they receive the blessed welcome Well done, good and faithful servant"—faithful not always successful—" Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." (Loud and prolonged cheers, the Arch- deacon leaving the meeting [to catch his trainj amid an outburst of enthusiasm.)

ILLNESS OF COL. HARRISON.

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