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I Klvixr.T. X.2\t'J\V:\ f<,l1c-l<l lP) tLe:l' 0(Jd \vorl.: on 1Vl1it when thev had slightly the best of the draw with Dolgelley, as the scores -Newtown 124, Dolgelley 116 for 9 wickets— testify, with a most creditable victory over Welshpool. The Welshpool players threw the match right away. Fancy six men not able to make a run each, which would have saved them from defeat. Of course the bow !ers on the other side had something to say abuuc this, bnt the batting of the tail end WDS dreadfully weak. A few straight bats would have donf the trick easily. J. H. Addie was badly run one by Parry at the tension poiLt of the game. After this the Newtown men played up desperately, Binns towards the end bowling very well, and just snatched the match out of the lire. W. F. Richards and F. R. Hal! (21 each) batted in good form for the winners. Old Tallis bowled capitally, and took 4 wickets for 15. Two of the Welshpool were crippled early. Parry in stopping a hard return hurt his hand and could not bowl, ami J. H. Addie dislocated a finger joint. Welshpool faced the total of 74 with confidence, and old Tallis and D. R. Jones got well on the way before they were parted. Both played the right game 011 the wicket, though it appeared risky. W. Jcnes, FTart, and Parry afso Ptrry also did well, and the game was well in hand fo- the loss of 5 wickets. Then Addie was run out and the collide took place. All out. tor 71—just 3 behind. There was some good fielding on-Doth sides, and some of the other sort. Hiles brought off a grand catch, which well atoned for his bad Jilek in batting. Bums too brought off a j-ood one. The Rock Ferry telun visited Shrewsbury or Wednesday, and played the famous School a good game, the latter winning by 16 runs. Mr. H. West-by, son of Capt. Westby. Welshpool, plaved a kiihiant game, making the magnificent score of 60 for his side. The R.W.W. team were not so successful as their rival townsmen. They had a much hardev task on, and although they failed badly in batting their bowl- ing deserve credit for getting such a strong batting team as Oswestry all out for 78. It was R. T. Gough's day, and he was on the wicket so well that the Newtown men could do nothing with him, and all were out for 33. Oswestry started badly, bnt F. How and F. J. Gough, with i9 and 20 respec- tively batted well, and with several useful little additions the score gradually rose to 78. A. W. Pryce-Jones was far away the most successful bow;er for R.W.W., and took eight wickets for 37. Very good work. In the second innings of the R.vY.W. they only succeeded in patting 41 together -A. W. Pryce-Jones ten of these. Gough and Sabine did the truudling this time and both-were successful. Oswestry in obtaining the two runs necessary for a win lost two good wickets. H. T. Gouyh's bowling in the whole match was excellent. Here is the analysis, 13 wickets for 28 runs. A pleasant and capitally contested game between Llanvmynech and Oswestry A ended in a draw, in favour of which ever side wishes to claim it. As Sir Roger de Coverley said much may be said on both sides." The villagers took first innings and ran up 35. Pugh and Rees started well and scored 57 before Aston found Pugh's wicket. R. Morris (13) was the only other batsman to show much form. The ground was very fiery and dangerous, and Pugh was badly hurt on the elbow and head. H. Aston was the most successful bowler for Oswes- try. He did much better after he moderated his pace, and B. Gough would do well to follow suit. Oswestry made none too good a start, though B. Gough hit well for 15, and it seemed all over with them when G. Whitfield went in. He played well and confidently, and if he could have had proper assistance from his companions he would have won the match. In his score of 33 not not, were some capital drives—one right out of the field was a very fine one. Powell was absent, and when the last man went in the umpire called last over. G. E. Robinson had the ball and it seemed cdds on the wicket being taken, but lucidly for the batsmen all the balls just cleared the bails, and the game was saved with the score standing at 80. G. E. Robin- son though quite out of practice bowled very well, and the fielding of Coleman was excellent all through. Portmadoc on Saturday went to Aberystwyth to try their luck against the Collegians. The "latter kept up their good batting form, and when the last wicket fell the score was 103. E. C. Hobbs was top scorer with a beautifully played 38, made in an hour. He received useful help from A. Evans 17, E. N. Jones 14, F. W. Keeble 11, and M. White 10. Griffiths bowled very well for the visitors. The highest score for Portmadoc was the 13 of Fielden, but the whole of the players batted with commend- able steadiness and were evidently bent on playing out time. In this, however, they failed as all were disposed of 10 minutes before time. E. N. Jones took five wickets for 22. Overton in another close match beat the Elles- juere College masters by seven runs. C. D. Penn played well for the losers and got 24 runs. Oswestry Grammar School in an exciting match against Chirk just managed to win by one run. The bowling on both sides was good and accounts for the small scores-39 and 40. In First Class Cricket huge scores are still the order of the day. Yorkshire put on 450 against Nottingham, Brown again batting well for 107. He is now creeping up to the top of the tabie in the averages. The Australians have not yet lost a match and are playing in such a way as to point to C.ose finishes when the test matches come on. FIRST-CLASS AVERAGES. Calculated to Saturday May, 30th inclusive. BATTIXG AVERAGES (7 innings). No. Times Most of not Total in an »L -| inns. out. runs. inns. Aver. „ 1 8 1 740 231 105.71 -nayward 9 2 495 229* 70.71 SfvT'r s- 7 2 344 117 68.80 •' •T". 10 5 318 73* 63.60 1 2* s ig[hM"-W w 2 ,95 2oi« tier Brown J T H 2 477 210* 53-00 11 «2 ??3 51-S Grace, Dr W. G. 13 Hayman, H. B li o dio -o* *= Holland (Surrey) 10 0 453 fe? 555 Webbe, A. J 3 o 9^ X3 45'30 Marlow 8 0 f"66 Wain wright 11 0 8 41.87 Gregory, S.E 8 0 307 *lA5 Owen, H. G. 7 2 204 8* 40 80 Signifies not out. 40.80 BOWLING AVERAGES (10 wickets) R- w 4 t, Hearne (J. T.) 424.2 176 762 .70 io«S Trumble, H 126.2 43 235 21 11 iq Cmrliffe, P. H. B. 145 57 254 22 li'S Jones, E 217.3 74 493 41 12.02 Attewell (Wm 365.1 163 603 44 13 81 Grace, W. G 140.1 46 284 19 14 94 Giffen, G 179 53 410 26 15/76 Richardson 443 144 1037 63 16.46 Mead 555.1 110 843 48 17.56 Milligan, F. W 222.4 it 533 30 17.76 PRESENT POSITIONS. One point is credited for a win, one point deducted for a lose, and drawn games are ignored. W. L.' D. Tot'], Pts. Surrey 7 0 0 7 7 Yorkshire 6 0 1 7 B Lancasnire 21 0 3 1 Notts 2 10 2 0 Middlesex 110 2 0 Essex 1 1 0 2 0 Hampshire 0 1 0 1 -1 Derbyshire 1 2 0 3 -1 Somerset 12 14-1 Leicestershire 1 2 0 3 -1 Sussex 0 2 2 4 -2 Gloucester 13 15-2 Warwickshir8 0 3 1 4 -3 Kent 0 3 0 3 -3 OSWKSTRY Y. NEWTOWN" R.W.W. — Played at Oswestrv on Saturday, both teams being well repre- sented, and game ended in a win for Oswestry by eight v. V\.Score — XEWTOWX. W E Prvce-Jones c SLIb b F How 9 b H W Sabine 1 W G Cannon- c F J Gough b R T Gontrh 0 c & b II W Sabine E A Edwards b F How. 0 c Sabine b R T Gough 5 E i-'ees 'o It T Gough 5 stIIayburt-Franca b H W Sabine 9 E R Pugh e raid b R T Gough 6 b R T Gough 4 A () Davies ruu out 2 b R T Goagh 0 A W Pryce-Jones c Aston b R T Gough 4 e W H Gough b R T Gough 10 E A Taylor c Minshall b R T Gough 3 ibw b H W Sabine 3 A Marston not out 4 b R T Gough 0 F P Keay c Sabine b R T Gough 0 not out 0 H Lewis c W H Gough b R T Gough 2 b R T Gough 0 Extras 3 Extras 4 Total 38 Total 41 OSV'ESTRY. II W Sabine b A Edwards 0 R T Gough lbw A W Pryce Jones 0 F How c Edwards b A W Pryce-Jones 19 J Moore b A W Pryce-Jones 8 X E Tidy c Cannon b A W Pryce-Jones 5 Capt Hayhurst-France st Taylor b A W Pryce-Jones 1 F J Gough c Cannon b A W Pryce- Jones 20 R Jones b H Lewis 6 W H Gough b A W Pryce-Jones. 4 E W Astoa not out 7 W K Minshall b A W Pryce-Jones 3 Extras 5 Total. 78 2nd innings—.J Moore run out 1, Capt Hayhurst- France not out 1, E W Aston c A Edwards b A W Pryce-Jones 0. PORTMADOC y. U.C.W.—Played at Aberystwyth on Saturday, and resulted in a victory for the College by 44 runs. W. Griffiths for the visitors and E. N. Jcnes for the homesters bowled well, the latter taking five wickets for 22 runs. Scores — COLLEGE. E C Hobbs b W Griffiths 33 EX Joues c and b Fielden 14 F W Keeble b Fielden 11 W Atkins c Roberts b Shore 2 F W Hail b Shore 1 M White c íY Griffjbs b Shore 10 S Thorp b W Griffiths 0 A Evans lbw b W Griffiths 17 J R Johnson b W Griffiths 1 W Burton b W Griffiths 0 C Mayes not out 5 Extras 4 Total 103 PORTMADOC. E Robinson c Hall b Thorp. 2 E English c White b Jones 5 T W R Stone b Jones 1 D Morris c Hobos b Jones 7 D Roberta c Hall b Thorp 9 Shore lbw b Jones. 9 L Fielden c Keeble b Jones 13 D Williams lbw b Keeble 3 W G Griffiths c Hobbs b Evans 5 W Griffiths not out 3 D Breeze b Keeble Q Extras 2 Total. 59 ELLESMERE MASTERS V OVF.RTox.-Played at Overton on Wednesday week, resulting in a victory for Overton. Scores :— ELLESMERE MASTERS. H Hare c Richmond b Tatnan 0 G Inglis b Buncombe 6 C H Lea b Tatnan 11 Rev R B Thompson o Buncombe 2 T A Harvey b Tatnan 0 C D Penn b Tatman 2- Rev B R Hibbert b Buncombe. 0 G P de Martin b Buncombe 1 F H Harward c Tatnan b Buncombe 1 Rev G A Till b Buncombe 7 F W Es-ans not out 1 Extras. 6 Total. 59 OVERTON. W H Hargreaves c Thompson b Harvey 5 C H Aston c and b Penn 8 H Wheeler b Inglis 9 o Ormerod c Thompson b Penn. 4 Rev T Buncombe b Lea 13 G Godrick b Harvey. 10 C Tatnan b Harvev 0 Dr Jones c Hibbert b Harvey 5 C Unwin b Lea 0 Dr Richmond b Lea 1 G Barnett not out 1 Extras 10 Total 66 WHITTINGTON v. LEATON.—Played at Leaton on Saturday, and resulted, after a pleasant game, in favour of the home team by 15 runs. Score :— WHITTINQTOK. G Rodenhurst st Mackav b Davidson. 2 G Roberts b Davies fi H Marsh b Davies. 14 W Williams c Wainwright b Davidson.. 0 R A Richards b Davies 0 D Griffiths c Gennoe b Davies. 0 J Beckett b Davidson 4 W Foulkes b Davies 0 A Groom b Davidson 0 W H Brown b Davies. 2 T Griffiths not out 6 Extras. 5 Total 35 LEATON. Rev J Mackay c Rodenhnrst b Beckett 8 C F Withers run out 4 R Davidson lbw b Rodenburst. 10 A Davies run out 0 J Wainwrigh t run out. 9 R Evans c Groom b Beekett. 1 J WaHord b Roienhnrst 0 G Pod more b Beckett 0 A Gennoe b Rodenhurst. 2 W Jones not out 6 G Scarratt b Beckett 0 Extras 10 Total. 50 OSWESTRY 2XD v. LLANYMYNECH.—Played at Llanymynech on Saturday. Scores;- LLANYMYNECH. T Pugh b Aston 21 C E Rees c Whitfield b Powell 25 H Pryce b Aston 0 Willshaw c Parsons b Powell 0 G E Robinson b Aston 6 C H lorris b Powell 2 R Morris b Powell 13 Coleman b Aston 0 E Davies c Gough b Aston 2 Brown b Aston 0 Pitt not out 0 Extras. 15 Total 85 OSWESTRY 2ND. H Gough c Coleman b Pryce 15 A B Robinson b Robinson 1 M F Morris c Coleman b Robinson 6 Babbington c Wilshaw b Pryce 0 Fowles c R Morris b Bobinson 3 II Aston b Robinson 5 Parsons b Robinson 0 W Roberts b Robinson 5 W M Watkin not out 0 G Whitfield not out 33 Extras. 12 Total 80 # Seth Powell did not bat. Jox-'RYS'nVYTit GRA-JJIAR SCHOOL V. MR D. A. ? s An interesting game took place Kroii8*]11 f^GSe tw° e^evens on Saturday last on the winnL °, ^ormer> the scratch team eventually ulQg Dy 15 runs. Scores n n geammar SCHOOL. C» Green b O T Evans 7 lr^Blackhum bOT Evans 0 jp vmSey bJL Williams. 1 • G Morgan nm out q MrLDaSfbb5 £ 7 li J EvansbOT^ 7 -fci )vven c Horton b () t J Jehlk''P>0 ° A Horton | •J Jenkins not out R M Williams b O T Evan* Extras 0 12 Total MR D. A. JONES'S Xl[ () E Davies b O R J Green 21 A Green st J G Morgan b Danieli S V Ilortou b Danieli W P Williams b Dauiell 5 Wordsworth b Danieli 4 o T Evans c Phillips b Danian n T Jones b Danieli c D A Jones b O R J Green 3 J L Wiilliams b O R J Green 4 D II Richards not out 3 T II Gardiner b Danieli 0 Extras. 2 Total 58 SHREWSBURY SCHOOL Y. ROCK FERRY.-Pbycc1 at Shrewsbury on Wednesday. Score:— SHREWSBURY SCHOOL. F H Humphreys run out. 8 R L Evans b Needham 0 H Westby b Needham 60 G Moser c Blain b Needham. 29 A B Leathes b Needham 7 C Kenrick b Needham 11 H Druce c Thomson b Ravenscroft. 2 H Lloyd Jones c and b Needham 0 W P Salt c and b Needham. 3 F H Bowring b Thomson 11 J Richardson not out 5 Extras 14 Total I ROCK FERRY. G C Patull c Salt b Humphreys. 0 J lavenscroft b Humphreys. 69 Needham c Humphreys b Richardson.. 12 E R Moodie c Llovd Joues b Hum- phreys 0 M J Blain b Bowring 4 C H Stobbart b Kenrick 15 C II Stobbart b Kenrick 15 I J B Thomson b Humphreys 1 E N Evans run out 4 T C Wilson not out 8 K Hardman c Richardson b Bowring 2 J Corser b Humphreys 5 Extras 14 Total.134 NEWTOWN v. WELSHPOOL.—Played atnewtown on Saturday. When Welshpool had scored about 60 for four wickets the chances of victory for the home team seemed hopeless. Newtown, however, won by the narrow margin of three runs. Score NEWTOWN. H Hibbott b Hart 1 W F Richards c Addie b Hart 21 R Williams c Addie b Parry 0 H E Breese, c Hiles b Hart. 0 F R Hall b Tallis 21 E C Morgan b Tallis 0 T Worthingtou b Tallis 3 C Banister b D Jones 4 P W Jones c Addie b Hart 10 F E Binns not out 7 J Harper b Tallis 1 Extras 6 Total 74 WELSHPOOL. C F Taliis b Jones 14 D R J Oiles c Hall b Banister. 16 T F Hiles b P Jones 0 W 'o,s b P W Jones 14 R F Parry b P W Jones 11 J Hart b P W Jones 10 J H Addie run out 0 T Jones c and b Binns 0 H Blnckith b Binns 2 C T Cronk c Binns b Jones 1 G F Meyler not out 0 Extras 3 Total 71 R.W.W. v. ABERMULE.—A match was played between Abermule and au eleven from the Ware- house on Saturday, May 30th, on the ground of the latter, resulting in a win foi the visitors. The score was: Abermule, 62; Warehouse, 34. Whittington seem to have gone a little wrong again aud on Saturday were beaten by Leaton by 15 runs. Good bowling characterised the game. --+-
CRICKET FIXTURES. (All matches played on the ground of the ftmt-named Club.) JUNE. 6-Oswestry A Team v. Oswestry High School 6—Llanvmynech v. Goboweu 13-Llaiiymynech v. Oswestry High School 17—Ruabon Grammar School v. Oswestry High School 20—Oswestry High School v. Oswestry A Team 27—Oswestry High School v. Wrexham Welcome 27—Kuockin v. Llanymynech JULY. 8-0swestry High School v. Ruabon Grammar School 11—Rnabon v. Oswestry High School
COUNTY CRICKET. The match between the Australians and the Lancashire Eleven was continued on Friday at Old Trafford. Lancashire fared very badly in their batting, especially at the close of the day, and the county now require nearly 250 runs to win and have only seven men to go in. Yorkshire gave a fine battine display against Kent at Leeds on the same day. The overnight score of 127 for one wicket was raised to 459, Lord Hawke making 110. The last partnership of the innings, between the captain and Hunter, produced 118 runs. Kent in the second innings lost one wicket for 34, so that they now require 220 to avert an innings defeat. An astonishing display was, for the second time this week, made by Sussex at Brighton. Their first innings realised only 217 against Somerset's 424, but on following on the splendid score of 283 for two wickets was made. Ranjit- sinhji scored 107, and Murdoch is 106 not out. Sussex are therefore 76 ahead with eight wickets to fall. There was an exciting finish to the M. C. C. and Derbyshire match at Lord's. The home team's second innings closed for 165, leaving Derbyshire 218 to get to win. Five of the best batsmeu were out for 120, but then Chatter- ton and Hulme made a valuable stand, the part- nership producing 69. Even with this, however, seventeen runs were still wanted when the last man came in. Marsden and Porter manage'' to hit them off, and Derbyshire won by one wicket. The Oxford University and Surrey match stands in an interesting position. Surrey's first innings closed at 96, 66 in arrears, and the University then made 142. Going in the second time, Surrey needed 209 to win, and when stumps were drawn 149 had been made for six wickets. The county still require, therefore, 60 runs for a victory, and have four wickets to fall. At Leicester the home county made 211 in the first innings—110 behind the Warwickshire total. The visitors in the second innings made 134 for eight wickets, and are thus 244 on with two wickets to fall. For Leicester- shire, Pougher played a fine innings of 102 not out. At Old Trafford on Saturday the Australians gained an easy victory over Lancashire. Overnight Lancashire, with 253 to get to win, had lost three wickets for four runs, and on Saturday the remain- ing seven men were disposed of for an additional 94 runs, the visitors thus winning by 154. The game between Sussex and Somerset at Brighton ended in a draw, greatly in favour of Sussex. They closed their second innings when the total had reached 525 for four wickets, leaving Somel set 319 to get in two hours and a half. Thanks to seme very fine bowling by Tate, five wickets fell for 14 and a sixth at 22. Only another batsman was got rid of, however, and at the close of play the score stood at 122 for seven wickets. The last four men of the Surrey Eleven were unable to make the 60 runs required to defeat Oxford University, and after fome interesting play the University won by 23 runs. Leicestershire beat Warwickshire by one wicket. Kent in their match with Yorkshire seemed at one point in the pametikely to be beaten by an innings, but though they managed to evade y that misfortune, in the end Yorkshire won by nine wickets. Oxford University began a match against the Australians at Oxford on Monday. Winning the toss, they went in, and had a bad start, four of the best wickets falling for 31 before Jones and Giffen. Then a valuable stand was made by Leveson-Gower and Foster, the former making 93 and the latter 66, and before the last wicket fell 237 had been put together. The Colonial team had 25 minutes' batting and fared uadly, losing two wickets for 21. Yorkshire opened their match with Notts on Mon- day at Trent Bridge with a fine batting display. They were at the wickets the whole afternoon and scored 390 for the loss of seven wickets. Brown made 107 and Tunniclifte 65. Peel and Hirst were not out at 65 and 32 respectively, and Milligan and Hunter had to go in. There was some rather strange cricket in the Surrey and Somerset match which opened at Kennington Oval. Somerset went in first and in little more than a quarter of an hour half the side were out for seven runs. The later batsmen made a better stand but the innings only realised 116. Surrey stayed at the wickets for three hours making 198, and then Somerset began the second innings and lost two wickets for three runs. Warwickshire opened a match with Kent at Birmingham and gained a considerable advantage on the clay's play. Kent went in first and were all out for 185, and then the home eleven made 167 for the loss of three wickets. The Yorkshire and 1 Surrey match fixed for next Monday is to be played at Bradford and not at Sheffield. The Bramall Ground Committee met on Monday and considered a letter from Lord Hawke urging that in conse- quence of the state of the wicket the venue of the match should be changed. The Committee, while not admitting that there was sufficient justification for the complaints against the ground, were willing to accede to Lord Hawke's wish. Surrey won an easy victory over Somersetshne at the Oval on Tuesday. The visitors in the second ^ere all out for 163, leaving Surrey 82 to 1 °4.win\ These were put together without the tf a T et' Br°ckwell making 54 and Abel 29, At \Tr,C ^mP10n county thus won by ten wickets, to tb(» t^e Yorkshire innings was carried SJde 2TO S Z50' aDtl theh°™ whi^ii nn a e,. us^ra^ans' innings at Oxford, on Tiie«^enef vIo n°n ^or»day evening, was taken on Tuesday to 308, Giffen making 76 £ d Gregory hind wT beginning their second innings 71 be- WarvSJ !W° W10kets for At Birmingham the Sl n Ar mmilg3/l0Sed at 325' and then Kent, Ida f second effort in a minority of 140, made 144 for six wickets. Very intelesting cricket was seen on Wednesday at Irent Bridge, when Notts made a gallant and successful fight against defeat at the hands of Yorkshire. The visitors' first innings reached the large number of 450, and on Tuesday the Notts men were uismissed for 279. On Wednesday, therefore, they followed on in a minority of 171. Four wickets fell for 50, and then a change came over the Notts batting, and a fine stand was made. The innings lasted until nearly six, producing 323 runs, and the match thus ended in a draw. Gunn made 56, Wright 69, and Attewell 96. At Birmingham, Warwickshire gained a victory over Kent by nine wickets. The game between the Australians and Oxford University ended in a win for the Colonials by seven wickets. Half a dozen matches in first class cr.cket began on Thursday. Lancashire at Liverpool played Leicestershire. The visitors won the toss and scored 116, and Lancashire when play ended for the day had lost one wicket for 20. Surrey met Derbyshire at the Oval, and Key, winning the toss, seLt the visitors in to bat on an unfavourable wicket. They were all got out for the paltry total of 96, and then Surrey made 183 for two wickets. Abel is not out 89 and Hayward not out 57. A match between Yorkshire and Cambridge Univer- sity opened at Cambridge. The University eleven played an excellent innings of 309. Yorkshire when they went in to bat made a very bad start, losing four good wickets for 21. When stumps A I were drawn for the day they had made 54 for four. Gloucestershire made a poor stand against the Australians at Bristol, scoring only 110. The colonial team at the drawing of stumps had made 80 for the Joss of one wicket. PIa; iug against Notts at Lord's Middlesex scored an innings of 227, and the visitors are 74 for one wicket. At Oxford a game began between the University and M.C.C. The latter clsveu were all got out for 147, and and Oxford put on 137 for three wickets. -+-
ICYCLING NOTES. !
CYCLING NOTES. I T B Y "PUMP H A R D R "I I A walk of an evening along any of the public roads leading from Oswestry will prove to any- one to what extent the present boom in the cycling trade is supported from this town. On almost every road cyclists are to be met with in | dozens, while in the quieter roads the novice may be seen striving to become master of the wayward movements of the front wheel. Starting, usually, from an elevated part of the road he gets into the saddle after hopping along on one foot for a dozen yards. He goes all,right till the force he has gained is spent, then he begins to wobble from side to side, and after a few fantastic gyrations settles down in a most unbecoming and undignified manner. Nothing daunted, however, he resumes again, and after a few evenings you may meet him (or her) on the main road swelling the ranks of the votaties of the wheel." The rush for shares in cycle companies and the rise in the price of cycle stock have had one evil effect. Nine-tenths of the cycle riding population have taken to inventing things. The patent papers are full of statements regarding new tyres, new gears, new wheels, new everything pertaining to'a cycle. Many of these will reach the flotation stage, the vendors and promoters will reap a fortune, while the poor shareholders will suddenly awake to the fact that they have backed up a use- less and stupidly conceived idea. But I suppose it is no use telling the public to beware. Money has been made out of cycle inventions, and there- fore any cycle invention is good enough to invest in. Athletes have one great foe to guard against in after-life, and that is raus •ular rheumatism. It attacks a large proportion of them, and once in its grip escape is difficult. In the case of cyclists, wounds, especially about the knees, render one particularly susceptible. Athletes cannot be too careful of draughts or damp, especially the latter. I make no apology for introducing the well-worn subject of second-hand bicycles yet once again, because I receive more inquiries about this than almost any other cycling topic. It appears to me that the first ideaoi' every novice who cannot afford the X20 to zE25 necessary to procure the best in the market is "something second hand." I have on Irequently in these columns given my opinion as ¡ regards the common sense of buying halfworn-out machines; but as there are people who will have nothing else, a word or two of advice addressed to them may not come amiss. In the first place do not write to a busy friend in town requesting him to look out for a good second-hand bicycle for you as he knows all about it, and you are sure he will not mind obliging you." rie will probably mind very much indeed and if his relations with you do not allow of a prompt refusa', will swear at your request with surprising fluency, what time he sets about the almost impossible task. The truth is that second-hand machines are hardly to be got at all just now. There is something very like a famine in bicycles, caused by the sudden and enor- mous demand of the present summer; and even a new machine cannot always be had, unless the buyers stickling at price, weight, or even make. Second-hand cycles, on account of the demand, are selling at prices out of all proportion to their value. It is indeed a golden time for those who have old machines to sell; but buying is quite another matter, unless the would-be purchaser happens to know of some friend who is willing to do a deal" with him. Long gaiters for feminine cycling wear are practically "out" now, both for rational and skirted costumes. The warmth of the early summer has made them almost an impossibility for riders who ever leave the park avenues for the ups and downs of roads; and besides public opinion has decided that they are ugly and ungraceful. In winter they have their uses, but the wearing of long gaiters purely as au extra covering is a thing of the past. Among the many things that the new rider wants to know is the extra effect produced by removing one's mudgards in dry weather. He is generally rather sceptical as to the result, since he cannot see that the two or three pounds saved are likely to make much difference in riding. The weight, as a matter of fact, does make quite an apprecible difference, but that is not the main point. The real saving lies in the freer running of the wheels. The I mudgard lies close on the wheel and compresses the air all about it and the faster the machine is driven the harder is the current of com- pressed air rushing under the mudguard and braking the wheel. When the guards are removed, the wheels are not boxed in, and run with decidedly more freedom. I do not advise the jog- trot, take-it-easy style of rider toremove his guards under the impression that things will thus be made still easier for him. The slight difference is ease felt at a slow pace is certainly rot worth the risk of a drenching in mud and water. It is only when the rider aspires to a certain amount of speed that there is really any reason in the removal of mud- guards. The number of really aged men who now cycle is remarkable. Only the other day I was talking to a clergyman of seventy-five or more who had just taken to the sport. A man or woman who is reasonably active, and not inconveniently stout, is never too old to ltarn to ride. I must strongly deprecate, however, the practice of buying standard patern machines in the care of aged riders. A man of seventy is certainly not fit, in most cases, to drive a 60in. gear; 56in. is far more likely to suit drive a 60in. gear; 56in. is far more likely to suit him, as he will probably not desire to scorch. The cob type of machine introduced by J. K.Stanley is very suitable for old cyclists. When the anti-cyclisfc commences to write against his pet aversion lie generally loses his head, Just nov there is a correspondence going on in one of the Irish dailies which has already afforded some gems of literature and unique examples of ignorance and intolerance. One individual suggests that cyclists should not be allowed to exceed the pace of a cab on the street, which is generally about five miles an hour; while another is of opinion that cyclist should not be allowed to be on the road at all, but should have paths aud tracks for their own exclusive use and the third makes the inate suggestion that cyclists should be compelled to ride twelve feet from the curb, thereby actually encouraging that grossly careless class of pedestrians who rush across the streets without looking round. These worthy people are evidently still under the influence of a Rip Van Winkle slumber. They fail to recognise that all the world, except themselves and a few others are on wheels, and that the bicycle has become a necessary of life and is used as much for business as for pleasure. At Wood Green, on Saturday, the 25 miles amatenr championship of the National Cycling Union was won by M. Diacoff, a Russian cyclist, of the Catford Club, in Ih. 5niin. 154-sec. The five- miles professional championship was won by J. Green, Northumberland C. and A.C., in 15min. 19 l-5sec., and the one mile amateur championship by P. W. Brown, Polytechnic, in 3min. 23 4-sec.—At Olympia, on Saturday night, J. Michael made fresh records for five, eight, nine, and ten miles, covering the last-mentioned distance in 19 min. 58 3-sec. The annual meeting of the Llanidloes Cycling Club, which was formed last year, was held on Monday at the Trewythen Arms Hotel, Mr Smout, J.P., in the chair. The meeting was convened for the purpose of appointing officers for the ensuing year, and the following gentlemen were appointed —President, Mr J. Smout, J.P. vice-presidents, Messrs A. J. Morris, J.P., and G. Edmunds; treasurer, Mr R. M. Davies; secretary, Mr J. F. Griffiths; captain, Mr D. H. Owen; deputy captain, Mr Fred Williams. The committee con- sists of the officers together with Mr W. S. Morgan (Bank House) and Mr William Rees (Long Bridge street). The weekly run is to be held on Wednes- day, and night runs are also to bejarranged. Other small matters were left to be considered by the committee. It is to be hoped that all those who have their cycles will become members and also that all members should make an effort to be present at the runs as well as punctual to the time, so that no inconvenience may occur, and the members should be more united. If this is done I have not the least doubt that the ensuing season will be a successful one. Let us bear in mind that United we stand, divided we fall." Communications! for this column should be addressed to Pump Harder, County Times Office, Welshpool, not later than Thursday in each week, to ensure publication in the currcnt issue. Secretaries of clubs will oblige by sending their fixture lists as soon as possible. Light up this evening at 9-10 o'clock; next Saturday, 9-15. -0-
THE DERBY. The Derby was run on Wednesday and resulted in Persimmon carrying the Prince of Wales' colours first past the winning post. Persimmon won amidst a scene of indescribable excitement by a neck; four lengths behind St. Frusquin Earwig was third, in turn clear of Teufel, who was placed fourth by the judge. It is not using the language of exaggeration to say that no racecourse in the world has ever- been the theatre, or ever will be a:;ain, of such a scene as that which was itnessed at Epsom on Wednesday afternoon. That the victory of a horse belonging to the Prince of Wales would evoke general enthusiasm was no more than might have been expected, for, setting upon one side the Prince's personal popularity, there was much to stir the imagination in the second encounter of two such good horses as Persimmon and St. Frusquin, who had met but once before, when circumstances were adverse to Persimmon showing his true form. The Royal party, which travelled from London by a special train which also conveyed the Duke aud Duchess of Devonshire, the Duke and Duchess of Portland, the Duke of Westminster (who, in the continued absence of rain had ordered Regret to be struck out), the Marquess and Marchioness of Londonderry. Earl and jCountess Cadogan, and Lord and Lady Lurgan arrived just after the first race. People who are not to be seen at any other meeting of the year, are to be seen at Epsom on Derby day, not a few of those who voted against the adjournment of the House of Commons on Tuesday were in the stand or in the paddock on Wednesday.
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MONTGOMERYSHIRE SUMMER A S SI Z E S. THE JUDGE ON LIGHT SENTENCES. The Summer Assizes for the county of Mont- gomery were held at Newtown on Saturday, before Mr Justice Rowland Vaughan Williams." Before opening the Court his Lordship, accompanied by the High Sheriff, Mr J. Marshall Dugdale, attended divine service at the Parish Church, where a sermon was preached by the sheriff's chaplain, the Vicar of Lianfylliii. The Grand Jury was constituted as follows Mr A. C. Humphrevs-Owen, M.P. (foreman), Major E. Pryce-Jones, M.P., Capt. D. H. Mvtton. Cant. Martin Humphreys, Messrs Samuel Powell, R. E. I Jones (Cefn Bryntalch), C. R. Jones, J. R. Prvce, Richard Lloyd, C. Whitley Owen, T. J. Honnafieldj T. Parry Jones, Hugh Lewis, T. Watkin, Maurice Lloyd, John Smout, and T. Pryce (Pentreheylin). THE CHARGE TO THE GRAND JURY. His Lordship, in his charge to the Grand Jury at the outset, observed that there were only three prisoners for trial, and they were only charged with comparatively trivial offences; therefore, they waulcl experience no difficulty in coming to a decision upon any one of the cases. Proceeding, his lordship remarked that, generally speaking, when a judge bad addressed a grand jury with regard to the duties they had to perform, it was best that he should consider his work finished, and not make his charge the I opportunity to deliver his opinion upon matters which concerned him no more than the rest cf Her Majesty's subjects. lIe proposed, however, so far I to depart from his view in that respect as to say one or two words about the criminal statistics recently published. It seems from these statistics that in one or two classes of offences there was unfortunately an increase of crime. They had during the last decade in almost all crimes a con- tinuous and graduated decrease, but now there was a slight increase in reference to some crimes. That increase had been accompanied by a gradual decrease in the length of the Sentences, and he observed that the public press had taken that opportunity of saying that the increase of crime in some particular classes went to show that the decrease in the rate of the sentences was not the good thing some people supposed it to be. For his own part, he believed in short sen- tences, and as far be consistently could, with that uniformity of practice among his brethren which it was his duty to adopt, he gave effect to his belief. He could find nothing in the present statistics to show that short, sentences were an injudicious system to adopt. Those statistics showed that the classes of offences in which there had been an increase were particularly those which were com- mitted by habitual criminals-he meant those persons who made the pursuit of crime the business of their lives. But the fact that there had been an increase in those classes of crime did not. show that shorj sentences generally were a bad thing. What it did show was that there was a certain class of the community, habitual criminals, who could not be dealt with by short 8eutt!IJCes. That had, he thought, been pointed out in the press, and was not an original remark'as far as he was concerned. But what he wished to do was to avoid the conclusion t'\8 writers had arrived at who had pointed out that short sentences were not suitable for habitual criminals. The press seemed to think that; as the neces- sary consequence of that, the way in which to deal with habitual criminals was by long sentences. Peisonally, he wished to protest that long sentences were a barbarous and clumsy mode of dealing with even habitual criminals. He agreed that the statistics showed that they could not deal with even habitual criminals simply by sentencing them to shorr. terms, for the criminals would only come out to again pursue their practice cf crime. He hoped that the time would come when people would arrive at the conclusion that in dealing with habitual criminals they must Hot be content to deal with them only with long sentences, but they must make greater efforts than had hitherto been made to make the period of imprison- ment for the habitual criminal a period of reforma- tion and improvement also. Take the case of a man who was sentenced to seven or ten years' penal servitude. He came out at the end of his term like an invalid who had been lying in bed and had not used his limbs for years. They could not expect him to come out a person able to avail him- self of his freedom and earn an honest liveihood. when people were sent prison for long periods like that, care should be taken that the latter portion of their imprisonment was graduated so that before they left the walls they might have recovered their full freedom of action and self-respect. They then J had a chance to Con)r-J out reformed men, and not again relapse into crime. He had troubled them at some length, but taking the part he did in the administration of the criminal law, he could not help taking an active intciest in the punishment of the unfortunate people who came before him. TRIAL 0>" PRISONERS. True bills were returned against each of the three prison;■» charged in the calendar. Owen Jones (25), labourer, was placed in the dock charged with feloniously stealing from the dwelling house of John Edwards the sum of 14s, the moneys of Edward Oliver, and also with feloniously breaking into the said dwelling house, on the 20th ult. in the parish of Berriew.—Prisoner pleaded guilty, and his lordship sentenced him to three months' hard labour. Richard Evans (61), commission agent, pleaded guilty to stealing on the 4th April at Llanfyllin the sum of 116 from the person of John Humpbreys.-His Lordship, having enquired from the warder as to the state of the prisoner's health, sentenced him to six months' hard labour. David Evans (32), labourer, surrendered to his bail on a charge of obtaining by false pretences the sum of £1 2s 6d, with intent to defraud, from William Bailey, at Llanfyllin on February 27th.— This prisoner also pleaded guilty, and he was sen- tenced to a month's imprisonment with hard labour. This concluded the calendar, and the Court rose.
r CHESS. All communications for this department should be addressed to the Chess Editor, who will be glad to hear from Secretaries of Chess Clubs as to tournaments, matches, &o. All letters to reach this office by Wednesday morning. Local intelligence will be given the preference to other news. Solution to Problem No. 33: R-Ksq. Correctly solved by F. Carter, Maurice Whittingham, T. Ellis, S. Jones, aud IV. A. Doody. PROBLEM No. 34.—Solutions invited. BY WALTKR G LEAVE, London. BLACK 5 Pieces. WHITE— 8 Pieces. White to play and mate in two moves. Position White—K at KR4, Q, at QKt3, R at KBsq, 13s at QKtsq and KB8, Kt at QKt8, Ps at QB4 and KKt6. Black—K at K4, Kt at K3, Ps at K2, QB4 and QKt5. STEINITZ v. LASKER.—Before sailing for New York Mr Steinitz informed us (Hereford Times) that the conditions for his return match with Mr Lasker for the championship are practically settled. The match is to begin at Moscow on 12th October (1st October Russian calendar), and, as already an- nounced in (this column, the Moscow Club gives £ 200 to the winner of the match aud to the loser, besider travelling and hotel expenses. Mr Lasker has consented to play for a lesser stake than £ 400, the stake contested for in the first match, and the figures agreed upon are minimum zC50, maximum £ 400. Other conditions are similar as in the first match. THE NUREMBERG TOURNAMENT.—DrTarrasch has favoured us (Standard) with the programme of the forthcoming International Chess Congress sit j Nuremberg. Material alterations have been made since the publication of the preliminary programme. The Nuremberg local committee, not having been able to agree with the management of the German Cheis Association, are determined to hold the congress under the auspices of the N nrem berg Chess Club, and offer prizes double in amount to those given in the tournaments orgauised under the auspices of the association. The main points of the programme are :—1, The tournaments begin on July 20 and end on Augusf 6; 2, one game to be played per week-day 3, prizes, £ 100, £ 75, LSO, 1,30, £ 20, £ 10, and £ 5 4, entrance fee, zC2. Entries to be sent, on or before July 1, to Dr Sigbert Tarrasch, 25, Further Sirasse, -Nuremberg. The prizes are liberal for a contest of so short a duration, and it is therefore probable that players j like Lasker, lillsbiiry, Steinitz, and Tchigorin mav be tempted to compete. GAME No. 41. WHITE. BLACK. Bird. Mr L Van Vliet. 1 P-Q4 P-Q4 2 P K3 Kt KB3 3 B-Q3 P-B4 4 P—QB3 P—K3 5 Kt—Q2 QKt—Q2 6 P—KB4 (a) B-Q3 7 Kt-R3 IJ-QKt3 8 Castles B—Kt2 9 Q-B3 Q-H2 10 R—Ksq Castles (QR) (b) 11 P-QR4 P-KR3 12 Q-Bsq (e) Kt-Ktsq (d) 13 Kt-B3 (e) Kt—K5 14 B-Q2 P-B3 15 KR-Qsq P—KKt4 16 B x Kt P x B l'i Kt-Ksq R-RJ! 18 P-B4 (t) PxQP 19 P-Q-Kt,3 (g) P-Q6 (h) 20 P-R5! B-Kt2 (i) 21 P-QKt4 KR—Ktsq 22 RP x P j R,P x P 2,3 -PxfjWf 24 P x B B x QBP 25 KR—Bsq R—Q4 26 P x P R—B4! 27 Kt-B2 KR x P 28 P—Kt3 Kt—B3 29 Q-Kt2 Kt-K2 30 R—R4 (k) B-B3 31 QR—B4 R-K4 32 Kt R3 (1) B-Q3 (m) 33 Kt x R (n) R x Kt 34 K-ltsq K—Q2 35 Q—R3 P-R4 36 Kt-Kr2 Q-Kt2 37 Kt-B4 B x Kt 38 KtP x B R—QKt4 39 R — Q4 oh B-Q4 40 Q x RP R-Kt7 41 (,)—Qsq Kt-B3! 42 B-B3 (p) Kt x R 43 B x Kt (q) R-K7 44 Q-Ktsq R—QB7 45 R—Ktsq Q-Bsq 46 B x P Q—KBsq 47 B—K5 Q—R3 48 R—Rsq B-Kt2 49 R-QBsq (r) Q x IIP ch Resigns (s) (a) This form of the Queen's Pawn opening re- quires very careful treatment on the part of the defence. (b) Not altogether safe, but it would be more dangerous to castle on the King's side in which case W hiie could at once start a fierce attack on the Kinr. (c) 12 1'-K4 seems preferable, ° (Il) To prevent 13 B—R6. (c) Here ataiu P—K4 seems the correct coe- tinuarion. (f) Obviously if 13 Q-B2, P—Kto in reply win. Black a piece. (,ilv iii,)vo, to avji(i further lofs. Ol) The game might have been simplified by 10 PxP: :20 with a safe position and a p-wn ahead. Zl) .\Ji( hero I • ivl<4 was probably superior to the text move. J (j) Quite justifiable under the circumstances, his only hope consisting in being able to maintain some attack. (k) If 30 KxKP, li K4 would win a piece in two or three move. (1) And jf, Kt x KP, R x Kt 33 R x R (if 33 R i, R 1: it x R, R—K4 with a winning advantage). Q—Kt 2; etc. (m) L,,)sitioii is so complicated and difficnlt that :;t is easy to make a. wrong move, and Black's las! move is wrong. q-Kt3 would have been better. The Joss of -cite exchange would then have bee;1, of little consequence considering the strength of (it) White, however, fails to pvolifc by the weak- ness created from the opponent's last move, He could have played 33 Kt x QP, as the Knight could n C) taken on account of 34 R x B, Kt x R, 35 R x Kt, itc. (0) It is now too late for Kt x P, as Black would counter with B x KtP (p) If 42 R-H.4, B-Kt6 wins the Rook. (q) If 4.3 B X R, Q X B and if then 44 P x Kt, P—Ki6 (lis ch, wins the game. ('■") A fa! ai mistake. (sj For after 50 Q x Q, R x R ch 51 K—Kt2 R rlt ch followed by R x Q and P— Q7, &c. # Tin; TOCKXAMEXT AT SIMPSON'S.—Not much pro- gress has been made with the tournament at Simpson's since our report. Several of the players are holding back, and it his difficult to induce these gentlement to play their remaining games. Bird has lost to Fentou, and the latter to Lee and to Mnller. The adjourned game between Teichmann and Creswell has been won bv the latter. Mr Creswell conducted this game with marked skill and lIe is deserving of great credit for having been the only player thus far who has defeated Mr Teichmann in this tournament. At the time of writing, Mr Teichmann has won six games; he has an adjourned game with Mortimer, very much iu his (Teichmann) favour, and he has still to play Messrs Ingoldsby, Loman, and Van Vliet. Mr Lee has seven games to his credit, and has to play Messrs Ingoldsby and Rolland. Mr Loman has six game3, and has lo play Messrs Teichmann and Farrow. The adjourned game between Messrs Loman and Van Vliet has resulted in a draw, although the latter could have won easily, but he made a mistake soon after the game was resumed. Mr Van Vliet has five games to his' credit, and he has still to meet Messrs Teichmann, Bird, Farrow, and Fenton. There is little chance of the tourney being completed in less than another fortnight.- Hereford Times.
FOltDEN BOARD OF GTIARDTANS.
FOltDEN BOARD OF GTIARDTANS. HEDNESDAY. Colonel Twyfurd in the chair. Guardians' Handbook The chairman referring to this lum book, with a copy of which, each ber has been furnished, said that the thanks of Wh Board were due to Mr. Pritchard, who had initiate** and carried through, the matter. A malgamation • On this subject being brought before the Board, Mr- W. Pryce expressed the opinion that the presen position of affairs was satisfactory.—Mr. Langf°r observed that, the cost of keeping 60 indoor poor a Caersws and 120 at Forderi was the same. —' Pryce continuing remarked that the more P0?r there were, the less was the cost. He would be1JB Caersws and 120 at Forderi was the same. —' Pryce continuing remarked that the more POOR there were, the less was the cost. He would be1JB favour of amalgamation with Llanfyllin, but aJ not see the: advantage; which would accrue from the amalgamation of four Unions. Mr. J. Edwards alluding to a statement in the letter from Caersws Union to the effect i I ;It, the vacant- Houses could be used for the purposes of t^rmcdiate Education* characterised the same: as being absurd, with which lemark «hn chairman expressed his agree- ..<A" (. c. H t ment. Continuing, Mr. Edwards stated that he came from 1 }¡,. upper part, of the county, which was within Caersws Uniom The rale* at that lime amounted (o about in the £ In Welshpool district the amount was only 2s In the ;x>und. Before uny scheme 0» amalgamation could be adopted this question must come before the pansnes. The 'test thng that could be done was to let the communication from the Caersws Union lio on the tabie for the present- He proposed that.—Mr Holloway having seconded, Mr Langi'ord said that the Caersws Union desired an even rate, but seeing that this rate was 3s » Caersws and only Is 5d in Forden. He did not thiuk that they would be doing right in ptittir-9 upon the ratepayers an increase In the rate of Is 5d in the pound. It was thought that should amalga' matiou come about the House at Caersws should bo the one selected, yet they had a freehold atFordeOj and what would "ber do with it ?—The Chairman did not think that they were prepared for amalg^T matiou. The present Board had never once elsctea to decide a question of that kind which ought to be before the electors before it was settled. meetings should be held to ascertain the ideas and feelinurs of the people upon the matter.—Mr "• Pritchard moved that a committee be appointed to consider the question and report to the Board- Nobody seconding this amendment, the origin8 motion was put and carried.—Overseers There having been some doubt as to the validity of the appointment of Mr J. Richards, overseer, K^oS" goch, the Clerk stated that the appoiutmeut st" held good,The Education Bill: A communication from the Gat. shead TTnion drawing attention to j Clause 2, sub-Clause 5 of the Education Bill was allowed to lie ou the table- Poor Law Conference The Clerk read a notice 01 the forthcoming Poor Law Conference to be he^I<* in Londoi on June 10th, when a paper will be rea on the education of pauper ciiiidi,en. -it was agreed a to ask Mr Humphreys-Owen, M.P., to attend 011 behalf of the Board.—Ladies Visiting Committee- The Chairman read the report of this committee* from which it appeared that the House was in 01 very satisfactory state, the committee having °0 suggestions to offer.— Statistics: Number in House, first week 86, against 97 last year; week 86, against 95 last year. Tramps relieved) first week 103, against 85 last jear second wee 75, against 77. Out-relief administered during last fortnight: Montgomery district, per Mr -P" Tomley, £ 10 9s, to 60 recipients; Welshp* district, per Mr J. Fortune, £ 11 9s 8d to recipients. Worthen district, per Air J. Oliver, £ 12 17s to 85 paupers.—Visit of Mr Bircham The Master reported that Mr Bircham, Local Goveril- ment Board inspector, visited the House on tb 26th ult, when he found the rooms, etc., clean, and the inmates comfortable and well cared for. The vagrants' accommodation should, however, re-arranged, so that a strict system could be out. It would certainly be advisable to construe some more sleeping cells, the present associate ward being often overcrowded. Until separate provision was made, and the vagrant detained a whole day and set to a given task of work, the numbers would not decrease. In order to do thia it would be requisite thau 800e twelve cells for sleeping and a few more for stone- breaking, should be provided, and also proper means for drying clothes. He would call the atten* tion of the Board to the sewage in the field adjoin* ing the House^ There should be a'proper cesspoo with a pump placed upon it, and the sewage shorn not be allowed to run down into the brook at the bottom.—In answer to the Chairman, the Master stated that the system of detaining tramps for a whole day csmo into fovea at the House on Monday- —The question of the sewage was left in the hand^^ of the Farm'ng Committee, the considerntiontJ^H| the romalnder at-. 'iI'fT to Biieham :;eing adjo irneri for a- month. f Biieham :;eing adjo irneri for a- month. f
I FORDEN RURAL DISTRICT COUÑÔlJ)
FORDEN RURAL DISTRICT COUÑÔlJ) Mr J. Davics in the chair. The Berriew Water Supply: The Comrnit reported that they had met the Surveyor all a the Inspector at Bera'ew on the previous SaturdjO^ and found that there were 26 houses in need of gcod water snpply. Miss Gough's tenants having t carry water from the well for a distance of 37 Dr Thursfield, in giving, the results of sever9 analyses, stated that he was prepared to stand fall by those results. In answer to questions, Thursfield said that the supply from the Ladjw Spjing was a proper one, and also that Miss tenants would be affected by the scheme. He not condemned the water supply at the Revel, f'1' though it was not above suspicion. The Clerk certain letters from owners which have already appeared in these columns. A further letter had, however, been received from Rev ° L. Martin, asking to be informed (a) proportion of the cojt would be assigned to him 89 ho'der of the Vicatage premises; (I,) what facility for obtaining pure water would be afforded to those premises, supposing he desired to take advantage of the further supply and (c) whether landowner whc had tenants to benefit by the new water 'b te supply to which they were asked to contribu10 would be at I berty to 18.:30 their rents, so as to obtain interest on their outlay.—Mr. 15. R. O,iv'6^ having r-;tat:-d tha t Major Corbett-Winder had for an analysis, of the water, Dr. Thursfield that there war, no dispute aho'.1t the analysis, atJ lie was prepared to stand by what he had The Chairman suggested that the Clerk sh°u answer the letter of Major Corbett-Winder ing the analysis, &c., and in the meantime the estimate of the cost to be apportioned between tb different owners should be drawn up by the Cler It was decided to further inform .Maior Coibe •Winder that whilst the cost could not be gaaTf?0 teed every effort would be made to keep vvitjl the estimate. It was also agreed that the should see Major Corbett Winder -is to right of getting water from Ladywell. — t Surveyor's Bond The Clerk announced tb he had received Mr. Hole's bond from _t Local Government Mutual So(-i(--tv Infect Ril 1.31 Diseases: A resolution of the Halesowen for District Council in favour of reducing the fee notification of infectious diseases from 2s 6d was adopted by the Council, 011 the motion of J. Halioway.—Canal bridge approaches A Jette 1 was read from the Town Clerk of We,shPool stating that at the last meeting of the Council the question of the repair of the aP proa,dies to the canal bridges within the boriJll» 0 was considered, and in was resolved that action taken ^against the Canal Company to compel repairs, and the case being identical with that the District Councils and the County Council, tb the Forden Rural District Council be asked to operate with the borough authority to join 1,1 ,f expenses incurred and to be incurred in compel11 such repair.-—The Surveyor said that he could n advise the Council to adopt this suggestion, as District Council was under a different Act specting canal approaches from that of Council.—It was decided that the Clerk shun ¡;t reply to that effect. Dr Thursfield: A letter 'r read from the Local Government Board in re- to an application confirming Dr. Thursfield s appointment, which expressed disapproval of is; suggestion that the doctor should be subject to month's notice.—On the motion of Mr E. Dr Thursfield was re-appointed medical otfwel V. a period of five years at the same salary. Hughes having raised a question in regard to representation of Baualey and Criggion, the C replied that the representation was arrange11 j^d. the County Council, and the District Council nothing to do with it.
rtl CAMIFITIAS RAILWAYS.—Approximate retur trauie receipts, for the week ending May jg, 1895. Miles open, 250. Passengers, Pal.er- horses, carriages, dogs, and mails, £ 4,750; ^1 chandise, minerals, and live stock, £ 2,585; for the week, £ 7,335 aggregate from ment of half-year, £ 95,383. Actual traffic rece> y for the corresponding week last year °jjg0, 237. Passengers, parcels, &c., £ 3,137 minerals, <fce., £ 2,532 total for the week, e»r, aggregate from commencement of b»l cCel& £ 88,848. Increase for the week, passengers, P ^0., &c., £ 1,613; increase, merchandise, minera s'0.a,te £ 53; total increase for the week, £ 1,666; increase, passengers, parcels, &c., £ 4,513; increase, merchandise, minerals, &c., £ 2,022; ^5. gate from commencement of half-year, £ >