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-+- WELSHPOOL. D. JONES & SON'S Indian and Ceylon Tea, at 2s. per lb. is absolutely pure, therefore best.-Noted Home Cured Ham and Bacon Stores, High Street. -[A dvt.-I, FREAK OF NATURE.—We have been shown a chicken, hatched this week by Mr Nevin, of Fir Tree Cottage, Pwllvglo, possessing one head, four wings, and also four legs. LOCAL SUCCESS.—At Llangollen show on Thurs- day Mr. W. Forrester Addie was successful in securing first prize in the competition for saddle horses from amongst 21 competitors, and third in the class for harness horses, in which there were nine entrants. PRIMROSE LEAGUE FETE.—The annual fete in connection with the Powis Habitation of the Prim- rose League has been fixed for the 30th inst. and will take place by the kind permission of Mrs Naylor at Leighton Hall. The committee in charge of the arrangements are actively engaged in preparing a very attractive programme. Fuller particulars will appear in our next issue. PRIMITIVE METHODIST CTIAPEL.-Rev. T. 11. Maland, the esteemed superintendent of Welsbpool Circuit, who, by his business ability, pastoral over- sight and warm-hearted generosity, has earned many friends during his residence in the town, took his departure on Thursday, in order to enter upon his work as superintendent of the Maccles- field Circuit. ST. MARY'S SUNDAY SCHOOL FESTIVAL. — As will be seen by our advertising columns, the Church Sunday Schools intend holding their annual Festival to-morrow, when special services will be held and sermons preached in the Parish Church. In the afternoon the usual Children's Flower Service will be held, when contributions of flowers, fruit, eggs, and cards will be received and sent to various hospitals. On Thursday next the annual treat will take place which this year, as last, assumes the form of a trip to A berystwyth and it is hoped it will be as successful as its predecessors. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.-On Thursday, the younger scholars of the Sunday School, who, by reason of their youth, were unable to go to Aberys- twyth with the recent Nonconformist trip, were entertained to tea, in lieu thereof, and enjoyed themselves immensely. THE DISPENSARY.—The following is the sixty- ninth annual report of the Welshpool Dispensary for the year ending June 30th, to be presented at the next meeting:—" The Committee desire to return their thanks to the Misses Luxmoore for their handsome donation of £ 40; also to the Welshpool Christy Minstrels for £14 4s 9d., which includes donations shown on receipt column of £ 8 6s; and to the Ball Committee for £ 10 19s Id, which includes donations shown on receipt column of £ 7 6s; and also those parishes which have made collections in aid of the dispensary, as well as again to express a hope that those parishes which have not had collections may be induced in future to do so, and so support this institution. The Committee regret to report that in spite of the special con- tributions above alluded to, they have been obliged to withdraw as much as £ 20 from the Savings Bank during the year. The number of subscribers has diminished, and, through the above circum- stances, tend to cripple the funds of the institution. The Committee desire to thank the Medical Officers for the valuable services they have so generously given during the past year. The number of sub- scribers this year is 49, as compared with 51 last year. The number admitted during the year has been 815, to which must be added 99 from the previous year, making a total of 914. who made 5,563 attendances, yielding an average of 107 per week, against 101 last year. There were 811 patients discharged during the year, and 103 remain under treatment. The number of pre- scriptions was 7,683, an average of 147 per week as compared with 120 the previous year. The number of patients admitted in 1896 was 815, and the income zE72 6s; whereas the number of patients admitted in the year 1880 was 422, when the income was S139 17s. The following members of the Committee retire by rotation :-Rev J. S. Lewis, Messrs R. J. Edmunds, Chas. E. Howell, and David Jones, but eligible for re-election. The Committee deeply deplore the loss of the late Mr C. W. W. Wynn, COl. Huddleston, and Col. Harrison. Owing to the death of the latter there is a vacancy on the Committee.— D. H. MYTTON, Chairman. FELONY.—J^hn Goodwin, army pensioner, who was only discharged from the army in January last with a good character, was brought up in custody yesterday, charged with stealing on the 8th inst. a quantity of jewellery to the value of £ 1 13s., the property of James Jones, hawker, Welshpool. It appeared that the' two men, along with a man named O'Brien, were drinking together on the morning in question at the Green Dragon Inn, when Jones left them in order to fetch a parcel from the Post Office. On his return he asked Mr. Owen, the landlord, to be allowed to leave it in his custody for a while. Permission being granted, the men left together. In the afternoon prisoner and said he had been asked by Jones to take him the parcel left there in the morning; it was there- upon given up, and it was only half-an-hour after the prisoner's departure that the theft was dis- covered. A warrant was thereupon issued for the prisoner's apprehension. P.C. Price (Montgomery) found that a man had left a parcel at the Booking Office, Montgomery, and thereupon gave instruc- tions to detain the man on his returning for the things. The constable afterwards went to Abermule in search of the prisoner, and on return- ing to Montgomery he found that the railway officials had had the prisoner locked up in the mean- tjme Prisoner pleaded guilty, and said he wished to be dealt with summarily.—Messrs. W. Rogers and Maurice Jehu sentenced him to three weeks' imprisonment with hard labour. COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS, Monday.—Before Messrs S. Powell, E. R. James, and E. Green.—The first case down for hearing was that of P.C. G. Owen v. Samuel Diggory and Thomas Williams, in which 19 Mr. E. Maurice Jones appeared for the defendants. —Seeing that at the opening of the Court there were only two Magistrates on the Bench Mr. Maurice Jones protested against the case being proceeded with, saying that he would like another magistrate present who could hear. To proceed with the case would be very unsatisfactory to the public, seeing that there were magistrates present in the Town Hall who could hear it.- Walter Evans was then charged by P.C. G. Owen with being drunk and disorderly at Forden on the 13th ult. Defendant, who pleaded guilty, was fined 5s., including costs.-Mr. E. Green having taken his seat on the Bench in the meantime P.C. Owen now laid his charge against Diggory and Williams, that they, on the 5th ult., were wandering about at Forden with no visible means of subsist- ence, with lodging in an out-house, and not giving a good account of themselves. The officer stated that on the morning in question, about 12.45, he searched the outbuilding at, the Cock Inn, Forden, and found defendants in a hay-loft over the stable, both being very drunk. Williams was undressed. Diggory being partly so. On searching their clothes lie found a pipe au Diggory.-Cros.examined by Mr. Maurice Jones, witness stated that he knew defendants well. His reason for searching them was to see if they had any visible means of sub- sistence. He was not aware that Diggorv was a servaut at the Cock Inn two days before. Williams lived on the other side of tlus road from the Cock Inn. The Bench having announced that the case was disaiissed, Mr. Maurice Jones was about to further address the Court, when D.C.C. Crowden. interrupting, appealed to the Bench.—Mr. Maurice Jones; Please sit down, Mr. Crowdec; you have no need to put your bill in.—D.C.C. Crowdeu If 1 am irregular you are. The case has concluded.— Mr. Maurice Jones submitted that cases of that kind were frequently brought up by the police, out of wanton annoyance. -D.C.C. Crowden They brought it on themselves.—The Court then rose. DEATH OF MR. HARRY RUDGE.—We regret to have to announce that the accident to Ir. Harry Eudge, of the Mermaid Inn. which it was our melancholy duty to chronicle in our last issue, terminated fatally on Monday afternoon, the in- juries which Mr. Rudge received being of such a serious nature that the medical gentlemen in at- tendance had to give up the case as a hopeless one early in the day. Mr. Rudge, who was only thirty- four, leaves a widow and four children to mourn his premature death, and universal sympathy is felt with them in their bereavement. The deceased was very widely known and greatly respected. having- by his kind and genial disposition won a large circle of frisnds. In the racing world he was an adept, and a thorough sportsman, and his familiar figure at local gatherings will be much missed. The funeral took place on Thursday after- noon at Christ Church burial ground amidst everv manifestation of esteem and respect and was largely attended. On the coffin were placed a goodly number of floral tributes from sympathising friends. The funeral service was impressively conducted by Rev D. Stephens. The blinds were drawn on the windows of private houses cn route to Christ Church, and business establishments were partially closed. The cortege started from the residence at 4-30 p.m. in the following order:— Members of the Prince Llewelyn" Lodge of Druids (of which the deceased was a member), attired in their full regalia; a deputation from the Conservative Working Men's Club; several borough magistrates, and many of the rrincipal tradesmen of the town and others the coffin, borne on a bier, and covered with beautiful wreaths mourners, in- eluding a brother and two sons of the deceased. Among those present we noticed Messrs D. P. Owen, J.P., David Jones, J.P., G. E. Evans, C. H. Morris (Medical Hall), T. Griffiths, G. Stafford, W. Wynne. John Eddowes, John Roberts, Pattick, C. Galloway, James Fortune, James Davies, John Hickman, C. and Edgar Hickman, Aaron Watkin, E. Langford Jones, Herbert Mills, John Jones, M. H. Thomas (Red Lion), T. J. Bratton (Eagles), David Richards (Royal Oak), J. L. Lloyd (Newtown), Walter Williams, Jones (joiner), G. Rogers (coachbuilder), 09 G. M. Parry, B. Brick (Foxes), Roberts (Lletty- gynfach, Forden). George Davies, Geo. Richards, Jones (Railway Tavern), Hugh Williams (Cross Keys), Smith, Greenfield, T. Evans (Buck), T. Ellis (Talbot), Dd Evans, John Francis (Pheasant), J. Owen (butcher), F. Oliver (Grapes), Smith (High-street), C. Stockton (Gullet), James, William, and Hugh Baker, T. Rowley Morris, Robert Jones (tailor), C. Jerman, Gough, Richard James (Chelsea Lane), Phillips, Richard Pryce, T. Davies (Boot), Charles Beddoes, Job Turner, Raynor (trainer), Vaughan (timber merchant), John Higgins (But- tington), Leach (Cwm), etc. The streets were lined with sympathetic spectators, and an immense number congregated in the churchyard. Upwards of 50 beautiful wreaths were sent as tokens of respect and sympathy by sorrowing friends. The arrangements were carried out in an excellent manner by the undertaker, Mr Aaron Watkin, who supplied the coffin, which was of polished oak with massive brass furniture. DEATH OF A WELL-KNOW^- TRAINER.-It is with deep regret that we have to record the death of Mr Anthony Cowley the much-respected trainer, which took place at Hendrehen, Guilsfield, on Sunday morning last, who up to the time of his death trained for Col. Heyward. For this gentleman he prepared Ordovix winner of the Crawford Plate in 1885, and the Egremont Plate at Epsom in the following year, Sabrina winner of the Epsom Plate and Royal Stakes in 1891, and the Leicester Handicap Maraovia who as a two-year- old caused quite a sensation when she won the great Sapling stakes at Sandown Park, beating for the first time the great Welphois who had won upwards of Cll,000 that year, and the following day secured the Hook Plate and as a three-year- old won the great Surrey Handicap at Epsom, as well- as Kentigun and other hores, which carried the white and black cross and yellow cap" of Col. Heyward successfully. Born at Exeter on July 2nd 1836, his father being a great hunting man, Mr Cowley was as it were reared with the racers of those days, and when about ten years old he, with the well-known Mr. John Porter of Kingsclere, was apprenticed to Mr John Day, the famous trainer, and at the age of 12 rode his first winner. He soon rose to fame, and was afterwards Hockey to Sir Joseph Hawley's stable. About 30 years ago he was living at Beckhampton but left there to go to Wroughton with Mr Stinton who then trained for Mr E. Brayley, for whom he rode many winners. Upon the death of Mr Stinton, deceased took over the entire training of Mr Bray ley's horses at Heddington, near Calne, Wiltshire, where he pre- pared Endsleigh (winner of the Great Metropolitan in 1867), Casse Fete (winner of the Liverpool Grand National of 1872), Mornington (who won the City and Suburban, Lewes Handicap, and Great Metropolitan of 1873), and so great was the success of the red and yellow cap that the owner once professed to be tired of winning. Mr Cowley also trained for Mr Henry Davenport, of Maen Hall, Staffordshire. He then went to Germany to train for Baron Jude Brockendorf, for whom he won seven out of nine principal races in six months. Two of the horses he trained were the celebrated Cassar and Tollings. Having left Germany, he returned to his native country and after spending some time in Epsom came to train for Colonel Hey- ward. He leaves a widow, one son, and a daughter to mourn his loss, for whom much sympathy is felt. The funeral of the veteran jockey and trainer took place on Thursday last when his remains were laid to rest in the little churchyard at Guilsfield and was largely attended.






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