OSWESTRY. *„* Our representative in Oswestry is Mr ROBERT AITKEN, Oswald House, Oswald Road, to whom notice should he given of all events required to be reported in the COUNTY TIMES. APPOINTMENT.—Mr. J. Trevor Jones, M.R.C.V.S., has been appointed veterinary inspector to the Oswesrry and District Agricultural Society. ROMAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL TREAT. On Thursday last the scholars of the church of Our Lady and St. Oswald spent a pleasant afternoon at Llan- forda Hall through the kindness of Mr. and Mrs. T. Longueville. DRUNKENNESS.—At the Police Court on Monday before Mr. W. H. Spaull, a slater from Carnarvon named Richard Williams was charged by P. C. Edwards with being drunk in Leg street the pre- vious dav and was fined Is. and costs. AFTER THE FIGHT. On Monday a labourei named George Thomas Vaughan was admitted to the Cottage Hospital suffering from a scalp wound injuries to the face, the result of a fignt which TOOK place in a field above Albert road. Yaughan IS progressing favourably. BGRIAL BOARD.—Monday, present Messrs. W* F. ROGERS, presiding, C. E. ^villiams, R. Wainwiiglit, J- W. 'EDWARD^ Foxhill, R. Daniel, and Allen WHITFIELD, with Mr. G. Markey, clerk. The clerk FEported that the accounts had been audited by Sir Green-Price and had been found correct. There no business of public interest. RETURN FROM CAMP OF THE CHURCH LADS' ^SIGADE.—On Saturday afternoon the members of the above brigade returned to Oswestry after 'Pending a week under canvas at Aberystwyth. A TARGE number of people awaited their arrival at OSWESTRY station, and as they marched through he streets, headed by a bugle band, they attracted Considerable attention. The boys looked in excel- LENT health and spirits, their faces showing decided ^ACES of exposure to the sun and sea air. The °flicers in charge were Capt. H. W. Sabine, Lieuts. £ V. Jones and'J. Pierce, assistant chaplain, Rev. ?• A. Birley, and acting assistant chaplain, Rev. J. • Seaton. SUNDAY SCHOOL TREAT.—The children attending JJERMON Chapel Sunday School enjoyed, through kindness of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Davies, their ^NUAL outing at the Rod Meadows on Thursday ^ST. The Misses Maria Thomas (Castle street), J^NIE Rowlands (Manchester House), Margaretta RV'ans (Penybontfawr), and Hannah Jones (Golden J ynnon) dispensed tea, which was served on the ON the motion of Rev. Caradog Jones, SEC- EDED by Rev. E. R. Jones, votes of thanks were J^SED to Mr. and Mrs. Davies and their daughters J^IOG the day. The outing was much enjoyed.— SJ1 THE same day the English Wesleyan Sunday chool had their annual treat, when they journeyed Rabbin's Wood Farm (Mr. Jones's). Tea was >?PVed by Mrs. Jenks, Miss Davies (Liverpool Mrs. R. L. Davies, Miss Griffiths. HARROW ESCAPE OF A CAMBRIAN ENGINE-DRIVER. ^n Sunday last, while a special goods train was 3ssing through the Talerddig Cutting, near Carno, driver, named Robert James, residing at th R°ad, Oswestry, walked along the front or for the purpose of oiling the machinery, HAD the misfortune to fall into the four-foot waj. T, E whole of the long train passed over him, bu RT-^°NLY injuries he received were a few bruises on tv, • E.RON T parts of the body, and wound on e I.'P'1 caused by the oil can. James was conveye swestry by special train, where HIS injuries R^RE attended to. He is progressing tavourably. ^OISIDERING the speed of the train the escape from death was almost miraculous. TRE TOWN LIBRARY.—A handsome gift of books been received from the Clarendon 1 ress, Oxford. SR books include Mr. Gladstones Bu.ler, BEAT'S Ethmoloo-ical Dictionary, Jowettsedi- >UOT' "Plato's Dialogues," Freeman S History II^ Norman Conquest (3 volumes, the rest of volamea being already in the library), Freo- GASON'S '-REIGN OF William Rufss and Accession of *EQRY J „ ^TUBB,G .< Constitutional History of FLNRLAND Greek's Prolegomena to Ethics, ^MEAN'S "Types of Ethical Theory," "History Botany" by Sachs, Letters of Samuel John- EDITED by Birkbeck Iiill, Deeds of Beo- J^'PH," The Student's Chaucer," "The ision of JERS Plowman," The English Miracle Plays," the J*LC8 of Marlowe and Greene, Bright's Canon of FIRST Four General Councils," Bradley's Lec- 0N the Book of Job" and Ecclesiastes," others. The gift is an extremely valuable one, w'as obtained through the action of the clerk, ^• Ferrington. A further addition has been made Library by the aid of a grant of £ 15 from General Committee. The books include Bal- 0F«8 "Foundations of Belief" '"Grenville Memoirs re'"n Queen Victoria," Tyndal's Lessons L||PCTRICITY, Ten Brink's English Literature ot Trades Unionism," Noad's ■4hfi °TT and novels by Crockett, oouy Hope, Stanley Weyman, and others. > ^CORPORATION, MONDAY.—Present: Messrs E. (Chairman), W. Griffiths (Yiee-Chairman), W Dumville Lees, S. Parry Jones, J. Richards, V Frith, J. H. X. Walford, Rev D. Davies, with /vj*"J- C. Bull (Clerk), and MRC. H. Bull (Assistant J,ERK).-L-THE Clerk read the Master's report as 0\yg "dumber of inmates in the house during JTF FIRST week 146, against 151 last year; out-door £ 20 2s 2d to 294 recipients, against £ 22 lis 2d A 19 recipients last?year; 113 tramps relieved. J^D week, 151 against 137 last year out-door $2EF, £ 20 9s lOd to 300 recipients, against J:F 2S LOD to 318 recipients last year; tramps V LEVED, 102. One case of scarlet fever in the Chairman intimated that the new wards would cost £ 413 3s lid, exclusive of A 16 Per cent, commission for architect's fees. j^Sessmpnt committee recommended that Mr C. valuer, Stoke, be employed for the re- THE gas works.—Mr Lynam wrote O that lie would do the work for nine guineas. Rlotion of Mr Parry Jones, seconded by Mr bat- tlle offer was accepted.—Messrs Sands, Fox- "isitles, and Frith were appointed a committee to bh THE Workhouse.—On the application of Mr to Lees, Mrs Wynne Corrie's name was added E C0R,mittee of ladies who have undertaken to 7 °UT the teaching of the inmates under tne THE ZOU. Scheme. Mr Lees said he had spoken to T}JE TRIEI1 in the house who would be employed at "'al! anlk, and they seemed eager to begin, 'ihis SAD the public business. 1<tLE DEATH OF A BOY FROM DROWNING.—THE C°FRI EST\ On Wednesday evening, Dr. Lewis, CQJ,!1161*' HELD an inquest on the body of Alfred ^ILVGT^' A^CC^ H years, son of Charles Corbett, V>H T ETNPLOyee, Gate Street, Oswestry, who had °WNed, the previous day in Middleton Pooi, SPJ £ A MILE and a half out of the town. Mr. R. G. WAS elected foreman of the jury, and Sergt. attended on behalf of the Police.—Charles TIOU father of the deceased, proved idencilica- AND stated bod last saw his son alive on Tuesday illo- flog-at nine o'clock.—Thos. Bennett, 15, resid- t", Gate Street, stated that about 20 minutes to EIOI ? CLOCK, he, accompanied by the deceased and other boys went to bathe in Middleton Pool. Qite CORbett was the first boy undressed and he a.nd Jnco the water. Witness dived in after him T0 SVV'am out a bit when he found he was unable FLERIHACH THE bottom. He then came back into his C0LF WHEN he turned round he saw Alfred STRUGGLING in the water and crying for help. HI^LLESS made an "effort to reach him but found W01F ^VING way and had to turn back. He TO R AS as ever he could and did all he c<>u d WVE JllS companion. Witsess then called for Pool AAA A MAN named Bates came running to the b0V ANA TRIED to save the lad. Some of the other *4^' AWAJ. He saw Corbett go DOWN. He TIO1 A ,BATBED in the pool before. Corbet,, could LTN- WITNESS was the only boy OT the nine pRE° C0»ld swim, and he only learned to swim the TH* V>'«EK, when in camp at Aberystwy th with W1PU ?RCH Lads' Brigade. The deceased some- tail, v0ok craran while bathing.—loan Bates, his Lane, stated that he, accompanied wita ^HEN1!,6' WAS AT T-he other side Ol t IC poo HE SAW the Luis coining'to bathe. LE TOLF] T!0T TO C^° so, but thev stripped, and v>o oi thon, ENT.ERed the water. "lie next heard one ot FOR help, and he ran round t e poo L;irj into the water to try and reach the •Wo, WAS struggling. Witness could NOT SOT bevond his depth. He had to >E ,°UT OF THE water himself.—Mr Charles DR>\ ANFL Reatrice Street, stated he went I.O t° ABOUT live o'clock on Tuesday and assisted OF ,LE body out of the water. lie never heard ^0ROE0'X).°* ^EINF? used for bathing before. THAT OUT' 1SUEIming up, commented on the fact C°Hlcl D^NE boys and one man, only one boy SWL(TRI' AIJD he had only learned the previous FTTL Q^'Y. thought this was'one of the most power- ^AVIRIL'LLUL°"TS COULD get in favour of Oswestry Q PUBLIC baths (hear, hear). Speaking in a tov,-U AS coroucr and town councillor, the SEV*eral expensive schemes on band at SV^OIDT' SUL'E T'IAFC T^IE PROVIDING of V'AS ONLVG BATHS FOR THE growing youth of Oswestry HAVE | • A matter of "time. THE scheme would JIIS CQ|f hearty support and he felt sGre of accid ea°Qes in the Council also. A verdict of af?ieecje(->,tal death was returned, and it was also toPatn lle.OWNER()F the land should be asked PO0] P A notice warning lads from bathing in the the I I°.teof sympathy was passed to the parents Veyed in Ill. their bereavement, which was con- Cop0ner n suitable terms to Mr Corbott by the R. S. P. C. A. At a committee meeting held recently in the Coach aud Dogs Inn it was unani- mously agreed on the motion of Mr. Robbins, seconded by Dr. Fuller, to place £2 at the dis- posal of the Oswestry District Agricultural Society, to be offered as a first and second prize for the best humane and proper method of shoeing hun- ters and hacks. BOWLING MATCH. The return match between Oswestry and Newtown was played at ^swestry on Thursday last, Newtown winning by 14 points, The following are the scores NEWTOWN. OSWESTRY. Powell & Owen 21 Parsons & Mickleburgh 11 Lister & Hughes., 21 Whitfield & Davies 18 Jones & Driver 21 Anderson & G C Smith 14 Norton & Cottle .21 Tenniswoorl & M Smith 16 Danily & Phillips 11 Maclardv & Minshall 21 Lucas &E Buckley 20 Morris & Finchett 21 115 101 JVIARRIAOE OF MISS JONES, OF BRYNYMAPSIS. OSWESTRY.—On Monday, at Christ Church, Oswes- try, the marriage of Miss Margaret Ann Jones, daughter of Mr William Jones, of Bailey street, Oswestry, and Brynymapsis, and Mr David John Dunn, son of the late Mr David John Dunn, of Ply- mouth, was solemnised. Rev J. J. Poynter, pastor, officiated. The bride was given away by her t^her. The bridesmaids were Miss E. P. Jones (Oakfield, Gwersyllt), and Miss Eva Dunn (sister of the bride- groom). The best man was Mr Edwin Frost, of Plymouth. The bride was attired in a heliotrope coloured gown, trimmed with white sil ^eJ a white chip hat, trimmed with white sa in ri on, orange blossoms, feathers, and paste ornaments, and carried a shower bouquet of white flowers. She also wore a diamond and sapphire race e gift of the bridegroom. The bridesmaids wore dresses of shot alpacca trimmed with silk, with hats to match, and filigree motto brooches and bracelets the rifts of the bridegroom. After the bracelets, tne gu at j3rynymapSiSj ceremony a reception was n when th^ company included Rev bride's parents, the Misses Dunn, Miss E.P.Jones, Mr Edwin Frost, Mr and Mrs Gains Evans, Mr and Mrs F.Evans, Mr and Mrs W. E. Jones, Mr and Alrq C H Jones Mr and Mrs Alf Jones, Mrs I. Scra<rg Miss Scragg, Mrs Thomas, Mr J. Davis, Mrs Humphreys, and Masters Ernie and Percy Evans It the entrance to Brynymapsis an evergreen arch God's blessing thpir union During the day guns were fired an honour of the occasion. At three o'clock amidst showers of rice, and taking with them the heaity congratulations of all, the happy pair left for Mat- lock Bank where the honeymoon will be spent. The presents were numerous and valuable. THE LIGHT RAILWAY TO LLANGYNOG THE PROPOSED ROUTE.—Mr George Owen, C.E., has we understand, made a sreliminary survey of the pro- posed route for the Llangynog Railway, via Lan- silin, which appears to be the most popular. It is proposed to leave the Cambrian Railways at the level crossing below the Cemetery, and, passing through the lower portion of the Black Meadow, the line would run on to Morda between the Paper Mills and the river, crossing the Morda road at the lowest point. The line then follows the course of brook to the back of Penylan Mill and on past the bottom of the Craigforda by a succession of curves until it reaches the Lawnt. Following the brook past Gwernydd-duon and Tanycoed, it crosses the road at the site of the old turnpike gate house near Llansilin village, then, keeping under Talwrn and and Priddbwll, it follows the low ground by Llorn- ganol, Caerfach, and Cefen Issa, until it reaches Llanrhaiadr at Tynymae3. Then crossing the river Mochnant (the county boundary between Denbigh- shire and Montgomeryshire) the course continues near Clynog and Efel Wag to. Penybont, with a siat^ou at Bont Farm for that locality. The line then proceeds on the north side of the Tanat to Llangynog, the total length being 19 miles. The gradients on the middle section of the line, as may be expected, are in some instances rather severe, but there is nothing in the whole length steeper than 1 in 54, a gradient perfectly workable with ordinary loads. With this exception the gradients all along the line are eminently favourable For nearly eight miles the line will run through lands belonging to Sir W. W. Wynn, Bart., and hopes are entertained that with his well known desire to pro- mote the interests of his tenants, and the public generally, he will see his way to give the land and to help the scheme so liberally that its success will be at once assured. The cost of construction will of course depend in a large degree on the powers given to Light Railways to cross the various roads over which they pass, and the restrictions as to station accommodation, signalling, and other works usually required by the Board of Trade. If these expenses are sufficiently minimised, and the land is obtained on anything like reasonable terms, the Engineer estimates that the whole of the line may be completed fcr about £ 50.000, which may be con- siderably reduced if, as we hope, much of the land is giveia. The gauge to be adopted is the ordinary gaage of 4ft. 8in., and this is strongly recom- mended as it is probable that when the line is con- structed the Cambrian Railways Company will work it on favourable terms. There will also be stations at Lawnt, Llansilin, Efelrhyd, and Llan- rhaiadr. It is important that promises of subscrip- tions should be sent in without delay to the Secre- tary of the Committee, Mr Williams, West Place, Oswestry.
ELLESMEIJE. FORESTERS ANNIVEKSAKY.—The local branch of the Foresters Friendly Society—Court No. 1491-- celebrated its anniversary on Thursday amidst glorious weather. In the morning the members having met at the lodge room marched in procession as follows :—The officers on horse-back attired in their picturesque regalia. representing Robir. Hood and his merry men th splendid band of the II Company of the 2nd Shropshire Rifle Volunteers, the old and juvenile branches of the society. In this order they proceeded to the Parish Church, I- where a sermon appropriate to the occasion was preached by the Vicar, Rev A. E. Wanton. At the conclusion of service the members adjourned to the Bridgwater Arms Hotel, where an excellent dinner was prepared by Mr J. S. Knight The chair was taken by Dr Roe, the duties of Vice- chairman falling to the lot of Mr H. R. Giles. These gentlemen were supported by the icar j>v ,\7 E. Wanton, Rev. S. T. Wilson Barker, Messrs. Pay, E. L. Mylins, W. Jones (secretary), and othcrs.- Full justice having been done to this excellent ropast, the Chairman submitted the usual loyal toasts, giving, subsequently, that of the "Bishop Clergy, and Ministers of all Denomina- tions in the course of wnich ho mentioned that since'last they met in that room on a similar occa-' sion they had lost their late Viear- Rev J. Peake an(j he was sure that they would consider it an omissiou on his part if he was not to speak of that gentleman's memory, and ask them to give a pas- sing thought before thinking of those who had come amongst them in his place. As one man died, so there was an,ther to come forward—such was the condition of our life—and they would heartily welcome Rev. A. E. Wanton (applause). Although this gentleman was a perfect stranger they would give him that kind reception for which Shrop- shire people were proverbial (applause). He coupled with the. toasi the names of the Vicar and of Rev. S. T. Wilson Barker (applause). The Vicar, in responding, said that. the position he should like to occupy among them in regard to his work there was that it, should come home to them (applause). He was a fellow Fo rester- (i-e n applause)—and was glad to see the juvenile braneb so largelv in evidence in the procession that day. The fact"that he took a warm interest m the Odd- fellows Society would not, he hoped, prevent them believing that he wished them that alt blessing «n(. all prosperity would remain with them (applause). —Rev. S. T. W. Barker, in acknowledging the com- pliment, gave the members a cordial invitation to hold their service in his chapel it" they^shoulu eve* think it worth while to go there. Mr h. L. i.lylmo next proposed the Army, Navy, and Reserve Forces," in a neat speech, and coupled with it the name of Corporal Griffiths, that gentleman re- sponding.—The Vice-Chairman (Mr H. R. Giles), in submitting the toast of the evming, "Success to Court 1491," stated that during 1894 the funds of the Society had increased by £ 141 17s (applause). Their finances were properly audited and their money was invested in properties, each of which, if ou' up for sale, would fetch double the amount .hit was on them at the present time (applause). These properties were situated outside the •mediate neighbourhood. There was a s-im I55O 6s lid. invested in the ElJesmere Urban District Council—that was on the rates of tbe town-which must, of course, be safe, whilst m p flip amount invested was that whatever took p • • e or .cast any nothing might be don 3 Oddfellows' detriment on the be done by ai. i>y »"»'s <* Government woulo, ne nop „onciasion, re- those societies. Ihe spea recently ferred to the generous donation o £ l,200 ec y made to a lodge of Foresters in Tsortolk uy landowner, by means of which it had been possible to arrange a system of old age pensions in that neighbourhood. He coupled with the toast the name of the secretary, Mr W. Jones (applause).— In response, Mr W. Jones mentioned the fact that he had held'the office of secretary for 31 years, and whereas the number of members at that time was 71 and the capital zC500, the membership now numbered 248 and the funds reached a total of £ 2 759 odd. He had never had a balance with a decrease and hoped that he never would (applause). Other toasts followed, and songs were rendered by Messrs R. Copnall and E. L. Mylins. In the evening sports-took place on the Wharf meadow, the results of which are as follows 100 yards handicap for memoers under 14 years of age--1 A Harry, 2 It Roberts. 50 yards egg and spoon race for girls under 14 years of age 1 M E Higginson, 2 E Parry. 120 yards handicap for members over 30 years of age 1 J Roberts, 2 Murrav, Overton. Bucket of water race, blindfold, open-i J Roberts, 2 W Lloyd. 440 yards handi- cap, open, 1 Dean of Chester (scratch,) 2 Mr Wycher- ley, St. Martins. Sack race, 120 yards, open 1 Dean of Chester, 2 J Murray (scratch.) Half mile handicap, open, 1 J Roberts, 90 yards (scratch,) 2 J Watson, Oswestry. Ponv race (13 and under), catch weights 1 Mr J. Parry (Oswestry), 2 Mr Griffith (Preesgweene). Cycling parade best turnout-1 Mr Evans, 2 Mr F. Roberts. Pony race- Stakes divided between Mr W. H. Lloyd and Mr Jones. The prizes were sub- sequently given away by Mrs Mylins. About 600 people were in the field. The judges were Dr Glasson, Mr Mylins, and Mr Sam Owen. VOLUNTEER ORDERS. FOR WEEK ENDING SUNDAY, AUG. 2ND. The Company will parade at the Armoury on Sunday, Aug 2nd, falling in at 10 20 a.m. Dress, Marchino- Order. Band to attend and march to the Railway station en route for Rhyl for annual encampment, leaving Ellesmere by special train at 11 0 a.m. All baggage to be at the Armoury by 10 0 a.m. properly labelled H Company, 2nd Vol. Batt. S.L. Infantry, Welsh Border Brigade Camp, Rhyl." All Volunteers unable to be present at Inspection, which will take place in Camp must apply for leave to Officer Commanding Company. Anyone unable to proceed to Camp with Company on Sunday must notify same to Sergt-Inst. R. Walker or Col.-Sergt. Davies before 8 0 a.m. on Saturday. (.Signed) R. E. LLOYD, Captain. Commanding H Company. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. TUESDAY. Present: Revs.' T. W. Rider (in the chair), H. Moody, .and S. T. Wilson Barker, Messrs. E. Peele, J. D. Owen, C. Cooke, J. Green, J. Griffiths, J. Jeffreys, T. Emberton, J. Darlington, C. Emberton, J. A. Mossford, T. Jones, and G. B. Wardle, with Mr. R. E.. Lloyd, clerk. The Master reported that the number of inmates in the House was first week 49 as against 58 during the corresponding week of last year, second week 51 as against 56. 11 Tramps relieved 118 as against 111. The committee ap- pointed to consider the question of Miss Gough's salary stated that they held a meeting on the 14th., the Vice-chairman (Rev. T. J. Rider) presiding. Miss Gough who attended explained her position, in the course ef which she produced the vestry minute book which recorded her appointment by the vestry anè. the salary assigned to her. The committee carefully considered the extent and nature of Miss Gough's present duties and compared them with what they were at the date of her ap- pointment and also compared the salary now paid to her with that paid to the assistant overseers of the parishes in neighbouring unions, and they unanimously resolved to recommend the Board to pay to Miss Gough henceforth a salary of E90 a year as from March 25. subject to the ap- proval of the Local Government Board. — Mr. J. J). Owen who moved the adoption of the report, thought in the first in- stance that they as a Board of Guardians had nothing to do with the apportionment of Miss Gough's salary, which would be paid bv the parish of Ellesmere, and it would be well for the rate- payers of that parish who were on the Board to vote for her salary. However, the committee were assured by Mr Moody that Miss Gough was an officer of that Board, that they and they alone were the proper authorities to apportion her salary. Upon that understanding the committee wont into the matter, being guided by the wish of the rate- payers as expressed by them on several occasions at public vestries. Miss Gough was elected over- seer many years ago, first of all by the ratepayers of the parish of Ellesmere in public vestry assembled, at a salary of C90 a year, an amend- ment that the amount be fixed at £ 70 being lost. The Board of Guardians having, however, a final voice in the matter, overrode the opinion of the ratepayers (who had to find the money), and stated that the salary should be X70. Among the rates to be collected by Miss Gough came first of all the highway rate (for the Highway Board), for which she was voted various sums, ranging, he believed, from £ 20 to £ 25, at one time receiving as much as £ 30. For the collection of the sanitary rate, Miss Gough, he thought, received something like £ 15 15s, the total salary reaching £ 102 per annum. The fact that the parish of Cockshutt had been taken away was considered by the committee. The highway and sanitary rates now came under the heading of district rate, Miss Gough collecting the same amount of money as before. The committee felt that £ 90 a year would be a fair sum, and they therefore recom- mended that the Board should pay that amount to Miss Gough. The Committee took into consideration the money which had been paid by the ratepayers of the parish and received by Miss Gough, the average amount of which would be X20 or rather more. He hoped that the Board would agree that the Ccftnmittee had done whtt was right. —Mr. 0. Cooke having seconded the motion, Mr. T. Emberton pointed out that the payment for the collection of the Cockshutt rate amounted to £ 15. but that this rate was no longer collected by Miss Gough. This being so, why should Miss Gough receive P,90 ?-The Chairman stated that last year Miss Gough lost £30. He thought that in a few years she would be able to recover that £ 30.—Mr. T. Emberton thought that, considering the district, she had to travel, it would be well if Mias Gough kept a conveyance. Mr. C. Emberton had recently seen the Chairman of the Cockshutt Parish Council who was quite surpric-ed at the statement made at the last meeting of the Board to the effect that they had treated Miss Gough in it dirty manner—Rev. H. Moody did not make use of the words "diry" work when he saw it in the papers it came as a surprise to him. The words he used were "difficult" work. He thought that as regarded the alteration of the parish there would be difficult work in con- I nection with the valuation list. Considering the loss which Miss Gough had sustained during the no at. rfiar. thev thought it fair to give her the round figure of C90. After further discussion, Mr. Darlington moved as an amend- ment that the salary be £85. Mr Mossford who seconded, thought that if the 14 Unions around them were extravagant in paying their officers, that was no reason why they should be. They could raise Miss Gough's salary at any time, if they thought pi,oper.On being put to the vote, 7 voted for che amendment and 7 for the motion, the Chair- man giving his casting vote for the latter which was carried.—The Visiting Committee reported that they having gone round the House found the inmates comfortable and well-cared for, everything being clean and in good order. With regard to the tramp wards, in the absence of several members of the committee, they did not feel able to report on the matter but strongly recommended that a special committee should be appointed. Mr J. D. Owen who moved the adoption of the report, remarked that Mr Danzy, the Local Government Board Inspector, was of opinion that some part of the building could be utilised. Rev H. Moody observed that the House was built to accommodate 300, but the average was only 77. Jeffreys recommended that the matter b3 postponed a,nd that placards as to the detention of tramps should be printed for the future. If it turned out to be successful, the diffi- culty as to accommodation would be done away with, iir T. Jones seconded the amendment which was, however, lost, the recomendatioii of the com- mittee being adopted, dt was, however, decided to have placards posted.-Out-relief during the fort- night Ellesmere district, per Mr flutter,^ £ 15 Os 2d Hanmer district, per Mr Williams, £ 9 7s.—The nurse was granted a fortnignt's leave of absence.
LLANFYLLIJST.' TOWN COUNCIL. Present: Alderman Ellis Roberts, Councillors William Ellis, John Lloyd, John Ellis, William Jones, Edward Roberts, Roger Edwards, and Thomas Roberts with Mr Thomas Edwards (Town Clerk's oftice),A telegram was read from the Mayor (Mr J. Marshall Dugdale) re- gretting his inability to attend, and on the motion ,,f Mr Win. Jones, the chair was taken by Alder- man Ellis Roberts.—A letter was read from Mr Evan Price asking the Council to allow him to use his own boards for bill posting outside the Town Hall, and he offered to pay five shillings per annum for the privilege. The matter was adjourned for a month.—A copy of the order of the Local Govern- ment Board, conferring on the Council the powers as to charities under the Local Government Act, 1894, was read.—Dr. R. Edwards proposed that a committee be at once appointed to consider the matter, and to report to the next meeting of the Council as to the charities aud the appointment of trustees.—This was seconded by Mr Wm. Jones.— Mr Edward Roberts proposed that the committee consist of the whole Council, there being no seconder.—It was decided, on the motion of Mr William Jones, seconded by 3Ir William Ellis, that the committee consist of five, and the following ■ ere appointed: The Mayor, Messrs John Jones, j?jllis Roberts, Roger Edwards, and William Jones. —A letter was read from the Mayor, in which he said that complaints were made to him about the late hour at which the night cart was taken round, and other matters. He had adopted the pa.il system in his cottages, as recommended in the report of the Medical Officer of Health, and it had answered very well. If the council adopted the same system, they would obviate all these compIaints.Dr. Edwards said he was surprised at that letter. From it the public would infer that the Council were not alive to their duty in the matter, whereas they bad not adopted the system because they had decided to wait until they received a report as to how it acted on Mr. Dugdale's property, and Mr. Dugdale must remember that he himself suggested that the Council should wait to see how the system acted at his cottages before they adopted it- This was the first report they received on the subject.. He was in favour of the system himself and he moved that the question and Mr. Dugdale's letter he referred to the Sanitary Committee.- -This was seconded by Mr. John Ellis and carried.-A letter from Mr. R. H. Jones was read, stating that he was unable to attend the meeting, but he wished to call the atten- tion of the Council to the encroachment caused by Mr. Wm. Jones (tanner), in Bridge street, by build- ing up a wall and gate on the public highway. — Mr. Wm. Jones being asked to explain, said the only explanation he had to "ive was that he had built the wall on his own ground, and as long as the writer of the letter did not choose to come there himself to make the complaint he proposed that the letter lie on the table.— Mr. Wm. Ellis asked if that meant that it could be brought forward at the next meeting.—The Chairman replied that it could be raised at any time any member thought fit.- Mr. Wm. Ellis said that being so he would second the motion, and it was carried.—Dr. Edwards asked what had been done by the lesee of the market tolls with reference to the removal of the sheep hurdles.—The Clerk replied that two letters had been written to him but that no notice was taken of them.—Dr. R. Edwards thought he was setting the Council at defiance, and they as a Council ought to see that they were not slighted, and it was clearly stipulated in the agreement that the hurdles were to be removed, and the Council had provided a warehouse for their storage.—Mr. Thos. Roberts said the lesee had com- plained to him that the hurdles could not well be removed without being damaged, because they were so long, and the Council had refused to get a vehicle for him. He also complained that it was very expensive to remove them such a distance. The matter was deferred for a month. The Finance Committee reported that the expendi- ture during the past month had been ^37 16s 6d being £6 15s 6d less than in the corresponding month of last year.—The report was adopted.—The Borough Surveyor in his report drew attention to a wooden footbridge at the back of the Wesleyan Chapel and he recommended that it be replaced by a stone bridge.—It was decided that this should be done.—The report of the Medical Officer of Health as to the sanitary condition of the Barrel Drain was read and considered.—A letter was read from the Eisteddfod Committee, stating that they were not prepared to hand over the the surplus of the Eis- teddfod funds for the glazing of the Market Hall, but they would hand the money over for the ex- tension of the Town Hall, provided the work was done before June 1st, 1897.-31r Thomas Roberts proposed that the question of glasing and extension of the Town Hall be postponed.—-This was seconded by Mr William Jones and agreed to.—The Clerk having stated that the adoption of the Notification of Infectious Diseases Act at the last Council was not in order as due notice had not been given. Dr R. Edwards now moved that the Act be adopted. This was seconded by the Chairman.—Mr Edward Roberts moved that they do not adopt it.—Three voted for the proposition and three against.The Chairman considered that it woold be advisable to further consider the matter and so the question stood adjourned.—Dr R. Edwards having given notice at the last meeting as to the printing of the minutes of the Council meetings be printed and that each member be supplied with a copy.This was seconded by Mr Thomas Roberts.—Mr Wm Ellis said he should like to know what the expense would be.—The Chairman said that in addition to the expense it would mean extra work for their Clerk.—After some further discussion the motion was carried. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—THURSDAY. Present: Mr Robert Richards (chairman), Mr Robert Roberts (vice-chairman), Captain D. H. Mytton, Messrs John Jones, William Jones, Thomas Jones (Graig), Griffith Jones, N. D. T. Watkins, Edward Davies, Thomas Jones (Garthbeibio), Wm. Lloyd, Ellis Williams, Evan Evatis, Thos. Roberts, Evan Jones, Richard Owen, David Thomas. Chas. Buckley, David Evans, David Jones and Evan Roberts, with Mr W. A. Pughe (clerk).' MASTER'S REPORT. The Master reported that Miss Alice Hayhurst had sent some eggs and sweets for the children, and Miss Evans, Tynymaes, had brought some tobacco and tea for the use of one of the inmates. The medical officer had recommended that tobacco be allowed certain inmates, whom he named.— Capt. Mytton proposed that the tobacco be allowed. —This was seconded by Mr William Jones and agreed to. TRAMPS. P.S. Meredith reported that durino- the last six months he. had issued 720 tickets to tramps. This was a decrease of 225 on the six months of last year. He attributed the decrease to his having issused a larger number of red tickets instead of the blue ones. The tramps it appears do not appreciate the change, as with the blue ticket they could have two nights' rest and one days' work. NOTICE OF POOR-LAW CONFEEI;NCE. I-INCE. Formal notice of a Poor-law conference to be held at the Wynnstay Hotel, Oswestry, on August 27th, was read, and on the motion of'Mr Robert Roberts, Captain Mytton and Mr John Jones were appointed as delegates to attend the conference.— The Board decided to continue their tisnal contribu- tion. IXYAXT SUBE. :> The Clerk reported that the Infant Nurse, Edith I roffet, appointed at the last Board, had written to say that she had accepted another appointment be- fore she had heard of her Appointment by them. Tne other applicants had been written to and ill- formed that the appointment was still open, and two applications had been SInco received -#ne from Miss Clara Doughty, Wolverhamp|on< ancj the other ri om 1V11S3 Kjiiza uavies, Ivy Cottage, Llanfyllin. On the motion of Mr William Jones,' seconded by Mr John Jones, Miss Davies Was appointed. PUBMC ENQUIRY. Notice of a public enquiry to be held at the Guild Hall, Oswestry, on Tuesday, August 4th, at one o'clock, by :1 committee consisting of representa- tives of the Denbigh and Montgomery County Councils was read. After some discussion, a resolu- tion was passsed to the effect that the Board con- sidered the present representation of the counties named, quite satisfactory- The resolution was proposed by the Chairman and seconded by the vice-chairman.—A report from Dr. Fuller stated that he had visited the Workhouse on the 10th June in company with Mr. Rircbam the Govern- ment Inspector. The Medical Officer being ill at the time, was unable to meet them, but they were met by the deputy Medical Officer. He suggested several improvements which the Clerk informed the Board had already beell complied with. MEMBERS OF H'ILLK^"LV SOCIETIES. A circular was read from the Clerk to the Leices- ter Union asking the Board to adopt the following resolution :—" That this Board is of opinion that it is wrong in principle and opposed to the spirit of the times, to deprive members of registered lrieiiu y societies of the Franchise, ^0 owing to d|!iess> have been compelled to obtain out-relie ant "that copies of this resolution be sent to the various Boards of Guardians, askinar t- eir <i-^is tance to try and obtain an alteration of t ie aw ) forwarding a copy of the resolution to members of Parliament of their divisions and to the loader of the House of Commons."—^r- William Jones said that those who lay by for a rainy day should be assisted, without being deprived of their votes. On the motion of Mr. Join1 Jones seconded by Mr. William Jones, it was agreed that the foregoing resolution be approved of. FEVER WARD. The following letter from the Medical Officer was lead Llanfyllin, July 14th, 1896. To the chair- man and members of the Llanfyllin Board of Guardians. Gentlemen I-With reference to the conversion of the tailor's room into a fover ward, I beg to state that this is the only part of the Work- house which can ne utilised for this purpose. This room is built over that end of the tramp ward which is divided into two rooms, one used as a bath and store room and the other as a hammock room. The proposed fever ward being above this, the suggested risk of infection being conveyed to the tramps below is so small that it is not in my opinion sufficient to condemn this school. Of I course, in the event of a dangerous epidemic such as scarlet fever or small-pox breaking out in the Workhouse, whether there was a fever ward or not, it would be necessary not to admit tramps at all into the Workhouse. The other alternative you might adopt is to rent a cottage within a reason- able distance and convert it into a fever hospital whenever an epidemic arose.—I am, your obedient servant, F. FELIX JONES, Medical Officer." — Mr Wm. Jones said as long as there was a risk he still objected to the scheme.—The Board decided to refer the matter back to the Visiting Committee and the Medical Officer of Health.Circulars con- taining general orders with regard to relieving officers and district medical officers were presented, the Clerk stating that copies of same had been sent to the officers mentioned. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL.—THURSDAY. Mr Evan Evans, Chairman, presided.—Mr W. P. Hole, surveyor, wrote stating that he bad no calls to make and that he had to attend another meeting, and so he begged the Rural District Council to excuse his non-attendance.. It having been reported that several parishes were behind in paying up their calls, it was decided that unless the calls be paid up in seven days that proceedings should be taken. A letter was read from the Llan- gynog Parish Council in reference to the footbridge at Henstent. Mr W. Forrester Addie wrote stating the bridge referred to bad been put up by the tenant at his own expence and for his own use, and he was not willing- for it to be used as a public footbridge.—The Surveyor stated that he did not consider it necessary to put up a bridge there.—Mr Robert Roberts said there was another bridge not far off, built years ago but it was put up by either the tenant or the landlord. The application was refused.—The Vicar of Llanwddvn wrote stating that measles was pre- valent in the parish, and asking the Council to give instructions to have the school closed.—The Clerk stated that the Medical Officer had taken the necessary steps in the matter.—The Clerk reported receipt cf cheques for £2 and £ 5 respectively from Mr Lewis and Mr Bonnor-Maurice te.,ards defray- ing expense of making the Llys Culvert.— The notice in reference to the Public Inquiry to be held at Oswestry on August 4th was read and the Council passed a resolution similar to that passed at the Board of Guardians to the effect that they were satisfied with the present, representation of the several parishes referred to.-A circular was read from the Home Office drawing the Council's attention to the recent murders in conuection with baby farming, and stating that they thought it would be necessary to take further steps in order to prevent similar occurrences in the future. The circular referred to cases where children were transferred by their parents to the custody of other persons. Capt Mytton proposed that the Sanitary Inspectors be ordered to endeavour to make a return shewing a list of all such cases as those referred to in the circular. This was seconded by Mr John Jones and agreed to.— A circular asking the Council to adopt the Notifi- cation of Infectious Diseases Act was, after some discussion, ordered to lie on the table, Mr John Jones saying that they had too many of these Acts, a good deal they were not required in thinly populated districts, but were all very well in large and thickly populated towns. The Swine Fever and Sheep Scab Acts had done more harm than anything. He did not see why they should adopt the Act. The Chairman was of the same opinion, and Mr Robert Roberts agreed also, and stated that they would if they adopted this Act be putting themselves too much in the hands of the doctors- and possibly before long they would be slaughtered the same as the swine, etc. (laughter).- Ordered to lie on the table. The surveyor reported that the foot bridges at Hirnant and Llanrhaiadr had been completed to his satisfaction, also that posts and railings had been put up on the Tynycnl culvert. The timber for which had been supplied by Sir Watkin.—Mr. Griffith Jones stated that the road called Rhos-y- menin road in the parish of Llangyniew was in the award. The surveyor said the Highway Board had never repaired it. On the motion of Captain Mytton, seconded by Air. Robert Roberts, it was decided that the surveyor should produce an extract from the award at the next meeting. On the motion of Captain Mytton, Messrs. Griffiths and Rowlands were re-appointed as nuisance inspectors. These gentlemen were also re-appointed as school inspectors by the Board of Guardians.
BERRIEW. PARISH MEETIG.-On Saturday, at 7 p.m., a parish meeting was held in the School-room, Berriew, to consider the question of the school scheme. Mr A. C. Humphreys-Owen, M.P., presided, and Major Corbett-Winder, chairman, of t,he trustees, was present and 21 other parishioners.—The Chairman, after reading a letter from the Rev W. L. Martin regretting his absence, made reference to the action of the Government. Some twelve months ago a bill was introduced to repeal the Royal Assent to the scheme. Since then this bill had been hanging on, and about a week ago he (the Chairman) summoned that meeting in order to get an expression of opinion from the parish. Meantime. the bill had been abandoned, but he saw by that day's paper that the matter would come before Parliament again. He proceeded We are in an unfair and cruel position. There are two reasons given for opposing the scheme. One is that of expense, and the other that religious instruction of a denomi- national character is not to be given in the school. According to the scheme religions instruction in accordance with the principles of the Christian faith shall be given by members of the ordinary teaching staff only." Then you know that if we adopt the scheme we shall retain our endowment of X70, and we shall gain C73 in addition, besides other items. He further added that at present there were only two trustees—Major Corbett-Winder and himself. He also said that, the present school was in debt £ 133. —Rev J. Hoberts asked if they could not anpoint a co-optative trustee in the place of the lato Colonel Harrison. The Chairman it is not in our power.— Major Corbett-Winder thought it best to postpone the mofing until the return of the Yicar thev were in an awkward position.The Chairman Wo are indeed in a very awkward position 1 much regret, I did not proceed with the election twelve months ago.—Major Corbett-Wtuder. Why did you not do so ?--The Chairman Out of courtsoy to the Government. I understood they were going to take action.—Major Corbett-Winder proposed that the matter be deferred untill the 5th September, when the Vicar would be at home and the harvest over. As the Vicar is one of the acting trustees he would not like to proceed in his absence-jnst as he did not think they ought to proceed ill the event of Mr Humphreys-Owen being absent. He was the more anxious for this aa he did not atrree with the Vicar with regard to the scheme. The Chairman I am sure we are all indebted to Major Corbett-Winder for the sacrifice he is making and the great interest lie, takes in higher education in Berriew (cheers).—Mr Lewis, Trwstllcwelyn, seconded the proposition and asked if the scheme did not pass did they lose the £ 73.—-The Chairman Yes— J. Roberts If the scheme is in force as you sav it is why are we not entitled to the £ 75 a year since the passing of the scheme ?- Chairman Because the scheme is not completed but I have taken care to place that amount in the accounts in favour of the paiish incase it will be adopted. Rev J. Roberts If the present managers are nn- able to carry on the elementary education with an endowment of about X75 a year without running into debt 1133 how are the new Governors going to carry on the higher grade education and the elementary department with only 173 extra ? The Chairman There will be the capitation fees. Rev J. Roberts: That will not be very much.—The Chairman: Nothing is very much in this world. Rev J. Roberts I want to know what is there to prevent the future Governors if they find that thGY lack funds forcing a School Board on the parish ? The Chairman The thing is utterly impossible under the seli(,nie. Rev J. Roberts Is that your decision r-The Chairman Yes.—Rev J. Roberts I question that. The Chairman The question has never occurred to me. I am not prepared to answer it definitely but it is not likely to happen. Who has been coaching you, Mr Roberts ? Have you read the scheme ?—Rev J. Roberts Nobody, sir. I have a mind of my own. I have read the scheme for myself. -TheChairman: I am glad Mr Roberts's objection is one of finance only.- Rev J. Roberts I have many other objections to it but we are not here now to discuss the whole scheme. Major Corbett-Winder: You don't object to the £73 do you ?■—Rev. J. Roberts Oh no, but I don't see how you are going to get proficient assistant teachers without adding considerably to the ex- penditure of the school.—The Chairman We shall be able to get them for much the same as we pay to the present assistants. I have distinctly said many times that we shaH not have a school of the same standard as that at Newtown or Welshpool. It is not our intention to teach them Latin and Greek. The Chairman adjourned the meeting to September 5.
LLANERFYL. THE NATIONAL SCHooI. This school was ex- amined by ii.m.,s Inspector of schools (Mr. Williams) on Thursday, the 16th inst.
FASHIONABLE WEDDING AT THE PARISH CHURCH AT RYDE. t; On Thursday week a large and fashionable con- gregation assembled at the Parish Church of All Saints', Ryde, to witness the nuptials of Miss Ethel Schuler Parsons (daughter of the late Captain F. T. Parsons, and of Mrs Parsons, Hollymount), and Mr Herbert William Pryse, son of Sir li-vse Pryse, Bart. of Llanbadarnfawr. Tokens of the interest- ing event were visible early in the morning, when workmen were busily engaged erecting a porch of coloured muslin in front of Ilollymont, the same being surmounted with inscriptions in Welsh. The pavement to the door was also carpeted, and likewise the path to the western door of All Saints'. Here another handsome porch, composed of flags of various nationalities was erected. The altar was decorated with appropriate white flowers, while the choir stalls were brightened by flowering plants. The bridesmaids were Miss Pryse (sister of the bridegroom), Miss Mackenzie, Miss K. Mackenzie, Miss J. C. Parsons, and Miss Bissell (cousins of the bride). They were all attired in pale rose pink silk dresses, with large chiffon fichus, fastened at one side with sprays of roses, white hats trimmed with chiffon and pink and cream roses. They carried splendid shower bouquets of pink and cream roses, and wore brooches— a gold hunting horn with pearl horseshoe—the gift of the bridegroom. The bride, wrho was driven to church in a carriage and pair with pos- tillion, arrived at the church at 2 o'clock, and was received at the western door by the clergy and the choir. She looked very charming, and was very much admired as she walked up the aisle leaning on the arm of General J. C. Baillie, who gave her away. She wore a dress and long train of white satin, trimmed with white chiffon, Brussels lace and sprays of orange blossoms on the skirt, and a ribbon, bow and trail of orange blossoms on the train. She also wore a coronet of orange blossoms j and a Brussels lace veil, which had been worn bv her mother at her wedding. Her ornaments were a diamond pendant and a gold and pearl necklace, the gift of the bridegroom, and she carried a a diamond pendant and a gold and pearl necklace, the gift of the bridegroom, and she carried a handsome shower bouquet of white flowers, also the gift of the bridegroom. The service was fully choral, the hymns being The Voice that Breathed o'er Eden and Oh, Perfect Love." The organist, Mr Godfrey Luard, played the march from Wagner's Lohengrin" as the wedding party entered the church. The ceremony was very impressively performed by Rev Champion Streat- field (rector of Frant, Sussex), assisted by Rev Eben Jonesand Rev John Shearme (Vicar of Ryde). While the wedding party were signing the register in the vestry, the organist played Guilman's Marche Nuptiale," and Mendelssohn's Wedding March," as the happy pair passed down the church and greeted their friends. Mr J Powell, of Xant Eos, Cardiganshire, acted as best man. After the ceremony Mrs Parsons entertained her friends at a reception at Hollymount. A large marquee was erected on the lawn. the roof of which was decora- ted with green and pink art muslin, festoons of pink being placed rotind the sides, relieved at intervals with white rosettes. The effect was very pretty. After many friendly congratulations and showers of rice Mr and Mrs Pryse left by the 5 o'clock boat for London en route for Scotland, where the honey- moon will be spent. There were a splendid lot of costly presents, some of them extremely interest- ing. An antique silver coffee pot, given to the bride by her mother, was over 200 years old, and there were some quaint salts, quite as ancient. The servants of the Gogerddan estate sent a fish slice with a card bearing the names of the subscribers. The following is a full list of the presents:—Bridegroom to bride, diamond pendant and gold and pearl necklace, camera, cairiage skin rug, and double silver frame; bride to bridegroom, suit case with silver-mounted fittings; Sir Prysc Pryse and Lady Pryse, silver teapot, table plate, house linen. and cheque Mrs Parsons, diamond and sapphire ring, silver coffee pot, entree dish, biscuit box, egg boiler, tankard, set of salt cellars, table plate and linen, hand. painted hunting appointment card in frame, silver photo frame, old Sevres and Worcester; Mrs Lea- cock, cheque and Apostle spoons Mr and Mrs R. G. Pryse, tantalus; Mr and Mrs Yaughan Pryse, four silver table lamps and Japanese gong Mrs Sheil, case of fish slice and fork, case of fish knives and forks, asparagus tongs, etc.; Miss C. Vaughan, photo album Mrs Rudman, set of silver savoury dishes Miss Pryse, driving whip, carriage rug, and cheque; Mr E. Powell (Nant Eos, Wales), lunch basket; Mr MacLain, silver breakfast dish and silver cut glass cream jug and sugar sifter in stand; Miss Burnside, silver cream jug General and Mrs Seafield Grant, silver triple dish the late Mrs Norton, case of silver muffineers and mustard pot Mr Charles Parsons, cheque; Mrs Charles Parsons, silver and ivory fitted dressing bag; Miss Parsons, writing case; Miss M. and Miss T. C. Parsons, silver scent bottle Mr and Mrs Lewis Lloyd, case of four silver dishes and silver framed calendar; Mrs and the Misses Mackenzie, silver egg stand, butter dish, and toast rack combined, table centre, table cloths, &c.; Mr Streatfeild, pair of Dresden china vases; Captain and Mrs Petch, case of silver nut crackers, grape scissors, and nut pickers the Misses Leach (Lang- herne, South Wales), silver pepper mill; Mrs Tubbs, case of silver spoons, sugar basin and tongs Mrs Bassett Lewis, silver mounted paper knife; Mr and Mrs Loxdale, pair of silver candlesticks Mr H. P. Mackenzie, amethyst and pearl pin; Col. Lewis (Llyrnewydd), cigarette case; Mr Gnstavus Hill (Florence), case of Italian gold and silver spoons, the handle of each bearing a model of the arms of the Italian States; Mr and Mrs Francis (Wallog), silver salver; Mrs Powell (Nant Eos), silver entree dish; Lady Alexander, silver dish; Mrs Ranald Alexander, silver dish; Miss May Alexander, pincushion; Madame Poelett, Japanese tea table; Dr and Mrs Barrow, silver and ivory paper knife; Mr and Miss Dudley Watkins, silver and cut glass sugar sifter; Fleet- Surgeon Alfred Corrie, R.N., H.M.S. resolution, double photo frame; Mrs Townsend Warner (Elstree), framed water colour drawing; Mrs and Miss Agnes Sanderson (Elstree), case of silver tea spoons and sugar tongs Miss A. Brigstocke, silver- mounted salts bottle; Miss Daubuz, vase; Miss BuiI011 Smith, writing case Mrs NVoollno- case of two silver bon-bon dishes; Captain and Mrs John Scott, scent spray; Miss Alexander, Sevres box Mrs Ratcliffe, silver backed clothes brush Mrs Augustus Leeds, silver and tortoise shell photo frame; Mrs and the Misses Eastwood, Indian table centre; Mrs Aretas Collings, hand- kerchief sachet Mrs Dunsmure, Japanese tea set; .Miss Macnaghten, Venetian vase: Mrs Davenport, silver and ivory crumb scoop- Major Wiggins and Mrs Polkiughorn, carved wood tea tray; Miss Freer, table centre; the Misses Hamilton, silver mouuted scent bottle; Mrs Cosens Bronpadarn, clock; Miss Leslie, night dress bag and brush and comb bag; Mrs Cochran, mid-et photo album .Mrs Cleeve, table cloth Mrs Luard London, set dessert dolleys; Mrs Murton, blotting pad Miss Fanuy Elms, telegraph form case and silver peaei!; Misses Deacon, cushion Miss Coates table centre; Miss Fryer (Chatteris, Cambs) mid- get photo screen; Mrs Charles Hughes (Laugharne, S. Wiles), very old china milk jug; Miss Fisher (Market Harboro), china baske; servants at Hollymount, silver-mounted salad bowl ser vants Tl TV\?ei, f (}°S°rddan, silver fish slice and fork Mr R. Saycell (Aberystwyth) sit- ting of eggs Mrs Turner (London), tea set JI iss Hannah Rowlands, court plastpr case; Mrs 1 yemont, buok of poems Miss K Sidney Lloyd, sih-er-mounted vase; Mrs Ifolford, vase; Mr Dame1 Hamur (Penrhyrcoch), pair of bronze candlesticks; Mr Davies (Llandits), medicine glass in case; the late Miss Leacock, old brass rubbings; Mr and Mrs Keble, silver spoon; Miss Selwyn Payne, embroidered white satin photo frame aud photo; Mrs Hamilton (Tenby), silver-mounted scent bottle; Miss K Mackenzie (Tenby), pair of candlesticks with arms of Tenby; Miss Dora Mackenzie (Tenby), four china tomato-shaped salt cellars; Miss Mackenzie, nightdess bag Rev J uud Mrs Shearmo, embroidered tea-cloth and cosy: Mrs Vaughan Davies, brass standard Jamp and shade Mr, Mrs, aud Miss Mark Hunter, tortoise-shell clock in ease: Rev, Mrs, and IMiss Spittal, em- broidered photo case; Colonel and Mrs Layard, embroidered table-cloth; Mr and Mrs Lambert Hayley, volume of Tennyson's Poems; The Misses .Jones (Fronygog), case of sugar sifter and fruit spoons: Rev Ebeiiez,,i- Jones, topaz pin: Mr and Mrs Scott Conacher, case of stuffed birds • Miss Gott, pair of vases; Mr and Mrs Prvse J'ryse, case of carvers; Dr and Mrs Davey, set of Apostle tea spoons; Mr and Mrs Lewes 1'rvse silver and cut-glass claret jug; Mr and Mrs Bernard Morland, pair of silver bon-bon dishes Cant and Mrs Webley I'a try Pryse, cheque: Mrs George Brigstocke, paii of blue mid eold vases- Miss liloxam. Worcester vase: Miss Hughes (Preston) Japanese box Mr and Mrs G Nibblett, bread knife and platter; Mrs Stewart Polkingllorn (Home) pair of silver salt cellars in case = General Baillie silver and cut-glass spirit decanter: Co] Lewes (Llanaber) silver grape scissors: Willie kerridge. China Sar- lmB ?v,; i1" ,fooksba"k format. C.B., cheque Mr and Mrs Ell,s Morgan, bronze and silver tankard Rev G and Mrs Blackwall, silver salt cellars in case: Miss A and Miss N Turner, pair of oak framed en- gravings Mrs and the Misses Fraser, white.and- gold photo screen; Mis Arthur Bolton, Japanese coffee set; Mrs Wyndham Ricketts and the Misses Hoffmeister, large brocade silk photo screen Mrs Easty, poker-work cake stand; Miss Helen Hasty, hand-painted fan Mrs Clemon, silver moxu" scent bottle; Dr and Mrs Mair, silver hot water jug; Mr. Robert Brigstocke, silver spoon; Colonel and Mrs Hathaway, glass jug; Miss Mi.net, pair of Sussex ware candlesticks; Mr H B Tiernav ijcer cigarette case Mr and Mrs Vincent, silver fitted work case: Colonel and Mrs Williams, silver etrg boiler Miss Eleanor Wood, photo frame and photo; Captain and Mrs. Gregory, tinted photo of All Saints' Church; Mr and Mrs Mitchell, oil painting by Mr Mitchell (seascape) Mr and Mrs Ansfcev, silver grape se-Issors Mrs i ii(i Miss Austin and Miss Han e, plants: Mr H Y Whittingham (Wor. cester), gold links Dr James, silver cigarette case, ivory and gold paper cutter. ——
PARLIAMENTARY. M o x i) AY In the House of Commons, on the motion for the second reading of the Uganda Railway Lill, f nciere ra?y.ed an amendment to the efe-ct making n riPU C fUUdS Sh°uld be ™ted lor Stb WP nfr> "ay "Tlti' ni°re clear and definite estimates of it* cost had been presented. He sup- ported his amendment with the same argument which have been several times advanced against the policy of constructing the [railway. Sir G. Dilke supported the amendment. Mr Curzon defended the policy of the Government, addingthat 11 this country did not make a railw'av info the interior, Gerlany wonld. Sir W. HarCOak rebuked Mi. Curzon for this reference to Germany, vhich was unnecessary, and calculated to create imitation abroad. He condemned the constiuction of so costly a line, and was sceptical as to the traffic. The second reading was carried, atter a brief dis- cussion, by 239 to 86. The report stage of the Bill relating to conciliation in trades disputes was next, proceeded with and completed. On the suggestion of Mr. Ritchie, the Bill was read a third time. Four hours were spent on the Coal Mines Regula- tion Bill as amended by the Standing Committee, and a. midnight the report stage was completed, and the Bill was read a third time amid cheers. Tuesday. In the House of Commons the Chancellor of the Exchequer informed Sir C. Dilke that he did not think it would be necessary this session to ask for a vote for British expenditure in connection with the Soudan Expedition or the despatch of Indian troops to Suakim. Mr. Ci,ttiiiL-erlai n' in reply to 1 • ^S^mead-Bartlett, read a series of telegrams which had passed between himself and Lieutenant General Goodenough in Rhodesia during th* last month, in reference to the necessity of despatching Imperial troops to Rhodesia. These telegrams consisted of inquiries whether Imperial troops were, in the opinion of Sir F. Carrington and General Goodenough, needed for the suppression of the rebellion, and on the 26th of June, and the 10th and 27th of July, General Goodenough telegraphed m reply that, in the opinion of Sir F. Carrington and himself, it w;as not necessary to send any I mpenal troops. The last-dated telegram stated that Sir F. Carrington had reported that he was no doubt, hampered by want of more men for the rapid crushing of the rebellion, but that if more troops were sent up they could not be fed under the existing difficulties as to transport. Mr Chamberlain added that there were at present a thousand Imperial troops in Rhodesia, and that he thought it would be wrong to force on the military commanders in Rhodesia troops for whom they were not able to provide. The House then proceeded to consider the Irish Land Bill as amended in committee. There were fifteen pages of amendments on the paper. Twenty-three of the amendments were new clauses which it was proposed to insert in the Bill, and, with two exceptions, they all stood in the name of Nationalist members. Two of the new clauses were accepted by the Government. The amendments on the Bill itself were proceeded with after the new clauses had been under discussion for upwards of six hours. WEDNESDAY. Notwithstanding the all-night sitting which terminated at half-past five o'clock, the House v a formed again at ten minutes past noon, when the Speaker took the chair for the usual Wednesday sitting. Ihe third reading of the Irish Land "Bill was proceeded with, the motion being formally moved by Mr G. Balfour. Mr Smith-Barry pro- posed that the Bill be read a third time that dav three months, observing that a small measure would have been sufficient to redress any grievances that existed. Colonel Saunderson. in a long speech, seconded the rejection of the Bill, which was a measure for the further plnnder of the Irish land- lords, and a wanton disturbance of the Act of 1881. He asked the House to reject a measure which unsettled the settlement of 1881, and gave a parting kick to the English garrison, which had ever been faithful and true the British rule. MrJ. Redmond speaking on behalf of the Parnellites, said that though the Bill fell far short of what was required yet it contained very valuable provisions M, Kentoul, as representing the Ulster tenants, main- tained that the Government had dealt with the question in a fair and just manner while Mr Dillon in speaking for a section of the Nationalists said the Bill was in no sense of the word a settle' ment of the Irish Land Question, and it would not settle it even for a short time. Mr A. J. Balfour said that, in listening to Colonel Saunderson and Mr Smith-Barry, he came to the conclusion that either he or they were mad, and while thev were speaking he had looked through the clauses "in vain or the most microscopic justification of the charts they were making. He had never known the re? ^oIutHy^utde-H^^r^rn^ Were S° v, an ae appealed to every man who desired to see prosperity established in Ireland to assTstln carrying out the Bill when it became law. S r W Harcourt agreed with the criticism of the Nation-' ahst members tuat the Bill would not settle the Irish Land Question; it contained great and fatal that it was to be TT*' adoption, at the end^J r.niw 't *1 •, 0i fifteen years, of the la 1 Liberal party, and great trood Zt fhe rorTi0,?liSbf bv if indicated identified wh f 1Q, "'and had ceased to he identified uth die landlord party in Ireland o,t a°,minVIaSt!;e,,l>n'' »°tl "iecx* 4c read a tliM '™> its supporters, and then r 6 a Ministerial and Nationalist clieers. 11 was thereafter taken up to the House of Lords, whicn held a special sitting for the par- pose of receiving it, and it was read by their Lord- ships a first time. In the Commons the Finance was also read a third time. THURSDAY. In the House of Commons on Thursday Mr. Curzon promised Mr. Kenyon that he would ob- tain information from France, Germany, Swit- zerland, Austria, Russia, and Japan as to the rates of wages paid and rhe hours worked in the cotton, woollen, and iron trades in those coun- tries. Mr. Bayley asked if the Colonial Secretary or the Under Secretary for War would make a statement as to how the Government proposed to deal with the officers in the British army who took part in the raid into the Transvaal. Mr Chamberlain referred the hon. member Mr Brodnck, and Mr Brodrick declined to give an answer at the present time. Mr P OLnen asked that Dr Jameson and his fellow-prisoners should be treated as fir«t-class misdemeanants, and Mr Hogan that thev 'shoSi be regaraed as pobt.cal prisoners. The Home Secretary answered that the Court had not exer c.ised its power to order that the prisoners should be treated as hrst-class misdemeanants, and he The CM, 'Til t0 alter its definite directions. I he Colonial Secretary informed Sir E. A. Harriett that the authorities were straining everv nerve to i:icrease tLe foodstuffs in Matabeleland. The Attorney Gencral deelined to state, in answer to »r li. Reid, whether or not the Government intended to bring to justice persons who had prepared or furthered the raid into the Transvaal, w^bemt risking their own lives. Mr. Ritchie introduced a bill to legalise the use of the weight* allfl measures of the 'metric system. He stit^a V ever, that he only did "this in order t °W' the Government views before rho PCt bers of Commerce so as to elicit^" opinions *of those bodies before the was taken up seriously in anotbpi-' • fluestlon Hill WM l'ornial]y read a «r!t tta/ 7^ lam t aen moved that a Selent' n x utiarr|ber- aj'pointed to inquire into the ?n?mittee be the British South Africa cnd,dm,n,8tration of report what alterations were de^M^-7' aml t(> eminent of the territories under th m tl e fi'ov" Company. He said the ehoic» of ft C0"tro1 of the lay between a Commission' „ i (TOVern^ent Precedent was in favour of a Pn^r a Cornrnittee. and there were questions to be r, !T"^ntarJ inquiry, not be submitted to « i-1S.e wbieh couid Sir W. Harcourt said he Commission body could deal with thp 'i that no indicial invovled in the iuqnirv T7"nstrative Questions suggested a verbal alteration in ^t0rUe-y f*™*? cover events at Mafekinc T i reaolutIon amended, was a<*reei to resolution, as