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THE ROY ALL VISIT 13 WALES.

NOTES BY THE WAY.

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NOTES BY THE WAY. Owing to pressure upon our space the reports of the Oddfellows' anniversary at Montgomery, and laying the foundation stones at Bettws, are unavoid- ably held over till next week. Major Pryce-Jones, M.P., was on Wednesday elected a member of the local governing body of the Newtown Intermediate Schools. We are requested to state that no acceptances for the ceremony of the Installation of the Prince of Wales as Chancellor of the University of Wales can be received after to-day. *.¡¡; • At a meeting of the Western Sea Fisheries Dis- trict Committee at Barmouth on Tuesday, the question of divjding the district was further ad- journed. on Monday evening, between Barmouth and Towyn, a young woman named Martha Jones, 22 years of age, was knocked down and killed by a passing train. No better argument in favour of public baths for Oswestry could be had than the eagerness and delight manifested by a crowd of small boys almost every night in the baths in Victoria Road. The small swimming bath is crowded far beyond what is comfortable, and the happy enjoyment of the boys is only marred by the lack of sufficient accom- modation. It is to be hoped the question of public baths recently discussed at the Town Council meeting has not been shelved altogether, but that before next season, at least, a public swimming bath will be provided for the benefit of the in- habitants. The Montgomery County Council held its quar- terly meeting at the Town Hall, Welshpool, yester- day, and devoted about three hours in discussing the main provisions of the Education Bill, in the course of which Mr. C. R. Jones delfvered a speech, which was noted more for its warmth of feeling than its argumentative force. He had the audacity to propose that in the case of all Voluntary Schools receiving the special aid grant from the Government, at least one-half of the Committee of Management should be popularly elected. Even supposing that the supporters of Voluntary Schools subscribe one-half of the funds and the Government the other half, that affords no tangible reason why one-half of the management should be popularly elected. Mr Jones evidently forgets to make an allowance for those who have provided the school buildings, and also maintained the teaching staffs and ensured the proper education of the children in tie past, without receiving any assistance from the State. At their meeting on Tuesday, the members of the Aberystwyth Town Council were engaged for a con- siderable time in discussing the present state of affairs in connection with the appointment of trustees on the Downie's Bequest. Councillor D. C. Roberts had on the agenda a resolution which asked the Charity Commissioners not to proceed with the appointment of the recently-nominated trustees until an enquiry was held by them into the charges which, he alleged, had been brought against Alderman Peter Jones and Councillor C. M. Williams. Though the Radicals have asked for an enquiry, we cannot help thinking that it was never their intention, much more their desire, that an enquiry should be held which would enable Dr Harries to defend the attacks that were made upon him so far back as 1890. Nevertheless, the pro- posed enquiry is much the fairer way of settling the question, and as Alderman Peter Jones and Councillor C. M. Williams say they are ready to answer any charges by which they are confronted, there can be no great harm done by their assisting Dr Harries to meet the charges brought against him by the Infirmary Committee. The Conser- vatives and Church party have shown a desire to court the fullest investigation, and it is for the Radicals and Nonconformists—however severe the ordeal might turn out to be—not to shirk the task which awaits them. -+-

ABERYSTWYTH.

BORTH.

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LLANSANTFFRAID.

CRIGGION.

!WELSHPOOL.

MEIFOD,

IFORDEN RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL.…

FORDEN BOARD OF GUARDIANS.

CHIRBURY RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL.

PERSONAL,

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