A DDBESSES. CHARLES DREW, IMPORTER OF WINES AND S PI KITS Wholesale Bottler of Messrs. BASS A CO'S INDIA PALE ALE, GUINNESS AND CryS EXTRA STOUT (Under Guarantee to Bottle Messrs Guinness's Extra Stout only with their Trade Label), FINEST CHAMPAGNE CIDER, &c., als MINERAL WATER MANUFACTURER. WORKS—KING STREET. ALL THE MINERAL WATERS ARE PRE- PARED FROM PURE SPRING ARTESIAN WELL WATER (the only Artesian Well boring 111 Oswestry) PUT UP IN CORKED BOTTLES, PATENT STOPPERED BOTTLES, AND SYPHONS. THE LATEST KIND OF MACHINERY HAS BEEN INTRODUCED IN THE FACTORY, 4ND THE GREATEST CARE TAKEN TO ENSDRE THE PURITY OF THE VARIOUS BEVERAGES, ALL OF WHICH ARE OF filGH-CLASS MANUFACTURE. CERTIFICATE OF ANALYSIS OF WATER FROM WELL OVER 200 FEET DEEP. 11 and 12, Great Tower Street, London, E.C., August 26, 1895. sample of the "Well-Water used by Mr. Charles ?rew, Oswestry, has been submitted to very care- .^1 chemical analysis in this Laboratory, and I find J* to be a water of excellent ce nposition and quality, right and sparkling in appearance, and free from ^bidity or deposit. It is particularly palatable to the taste, and I OlJSder it to be well adapted for use in the pro- action of superior Aerated Beverages and Mineral aters generally. GRANVILLE H. SHARPK, F.C.S., &c., Analyst, Late Principal of the Liverpool College of Chemistry." TO BE OBTAINED OF ALL LICENSED HOUSES AND RESTAURANTS. Price List forwarded on Application. All Orders will receive every Care, Attention, and Prompt Delivery. CHARLES DREW, gent for Messrs. Bass and Co.'s Burton Ales in ^Casks, 45, Church-street, Oswestry. ALFBED SLIM, WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANT TV ELSHPOOL. .å.gent for Messrs. 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PHRENOLOGY Y — °u MAKING THE BEST USE OF YOUR TALENTS ? I'ljjj HILD —WHAT WILL HE BECOME? r\r, VEESTIOXS CAN BE ANSWERED F.Y ()H. PROFESSOR r„ KS STEWART DAVIES, & his56 EMINenT HUMAN SCIENTIST, Rooms on the Premises at Outfitter, Great Darkgate Street, and arket Street, Aberystwyth. h th L.W^° to know for what trade or 88 this „ ey are best fitted for in life should not grand opportunity. ] TUITION. > WELSHPOOL GRAMMAR SCHOOL Preparation for the UNIVERSITY LOCALS, PRECEPTORS PUBLIC SCHOOLS, SHORTHAND CERTIFICATE AND CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATIONS. Over 70 passes during the last five years in" above examinations. 12 Shorthand Certificates gained smce 1893. Comfortable home for boarders. Moderate Terms. CAMBRIDGE LOCALS—ALL PASSED. HONOURS. RESIDENT MASTER, UNIVERSITY GRADUATE. Cambridge Local Examination Class now forming. T. F. HILES, Head Master. THE COLLEGE, QUEEN'S PARK, OSWESTRY. THE MISSES HOULT (CASTLE BUILDINGS) BEG to thank their Friends for their kind support, and have much pleasure in stating that the AUTUMN TERM will commence in their NEW RESIDENCE, QUEEN » PARK, Which is in every way admirably adapted for Educational Purposes, having large and lofty Schoolrooms, and Dormitories, and Tennis Court. The MISSES HOULT are assisted by Resident English and Foreign GOVERNESSES, and visiting PROFESSORS. Preparation for Oxford Local, LoLege of Precep- tors, and Music Examinations. Home Comforts and Careful Training. TERMS MODERATE. ABERYSTWYTH GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOUNDED 1812. A HIGH-CLASS BOARDING SCHOOL FOR BOYS. HEAD MASTER: R. A. POPE, M A Formerly Classical Scholar of Sidney Sussex College, Cambiidge; and Assistant Master at Shrewsbury School. For Prospectus, &c., apply to THE HEADMASTER, JASPER HOUSE. -+- CLEVELAND HOUSE SCHOOL WELSHPOOL, FOR YOUNG LADIES. Pupils receive a sound and thorough Education at Moderate Charges. Happy home for Boarders. Also a CLASS FOR LITTLE BOYS. PROSPECTUSES ON APPLICATION TO THE MISSES DAWSON. OSWESTRY GRAMMAR SCHOOL (1407). MR. G. COBLEY, Senior Assistant Master receives 25 Boarders in his house. There are a few VACANCIES for next Term. Terms Moderate. Prospectus on application. LLORAN HOUSE, OSWESTRY. M ACHT NLLETH COUNTY IIS TERMED IATE SCHOOL. SCHOOL HE-OPENS MONDAY, SEPT. 21, 1896. The School Year is divided into Three Terms. Fees per Term £5 per year payable in advance. Remission when more than one from a family. Head Master: MR. H. H. MEYLER, M.A., Formerly Scholar of Jesus College, Oxford; and late Assistant Master at Mill Hill School, London, N.W. Assistant Master: MR. ALBERT WATSON, B.A., St. John's College, Cambridge, Assistant Mistress MISS FLORENCE WHITE, Late Scholar of the Royal College, Egham. Recent Successes in Cambridge Local (one mark of distinction) and in Science and Art Departments Examinations, First and Advanced Stages. 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"VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the sixty- J^l fifth Half Yearly Ordinary Meeting of the Proprietors of the Cambrian Railways Company will be he'd at the Euston Hotel, London, on THURSDAY the 6th day of AUGUST next at half-past Twelve o'clock in the afternoon, for the transaction I of the general business of the Company. AND NOTICE IS HEREBY ALSO GIVEN, that at the conclusion of the Business of such Half Yearly Meeting a Special General Meeting of the Company will be held at the same place for the purpose of authorising the creation and issue of D Debenture Stock under the powers of the Cambrian Railways Act 1896. The Books for the Registration of Transfers will be closed from the 24th July to 6th August both days inclusive. Dated this 14th day of July, 1896. J. F. BUCKLEY, Chairman. General Offices, R. BR AVNE, Secretary. Oswestry. ESTABLISHED IN 1836. FOR THE PROTECTION OF TRADE. STUBBS' MERCANTILE OFFICES •(STUBBS' LTD.), 42, GRESHAM STREET, LONDON,. E.C. 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CONTENTS OF INNER PAGES. PAGE 2. Important Test Case at Welshpool; Trial of Dr. Jameson Aberystwyth, Aberdovey, and Machyn- lleth news. PAGE 3. Oswestry, Ellesmere, Llanfyllin, and Berriew news Parliamentary; Wedding at Ryde. PAGE B. Cricket, Chess, Cycling Notes; Correspondence. PAGE 7. Agricultural Notes, Markets, Items for Ladies.
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THERE has been a great lifting of the clouds which, at one time, seemed to overlay the business of the Session. The Irish Land Bill was one of those ticklish measures which seemed quite likely to go by the board, but it has been brought into port, so far as the House of Commons is concerned, by a general spirit of conciliation which is not often to be seen where Irish parties are concerned. It would be wrong to imagine that there have been no heart-burnings over the Bill. The representatives of the tenants and of the landlords in Ireland have fought hard for their respective interests, and no one can blame them for doing so. Ail the old battle cries have been repeated, and all the well worn arguments have been heard on both sides. At one time each party seemed on the eve of a Pyrrhic triumph in which the Bill would have been lost, but cool reflection and the weighing of advan- tages finally carried the day. Mr GERALD BALFOUR has emerged from the Scylla and Charybdis of the Irish sea with the Bill in his hand, but he will probably xemember the voyage to his dying day. Both Nationalists and Conservatives attacked him unsparingly. Mr CARSON, the member for Dublin University, flew at higher game even, and went out of his way to impute motives to the Leader of the House, which were promptly answered and effectively repu- diated. And yet the Bill settles many important points which, were it not for the intervention of the Imperial Parliament, might have been settled far more to the disadvantage of Irish property holders. The purchase system has been given a great impetus by the abrogation of many con- ditions with which the Act of 1891 was unnecessarily cumbered. The way is smoothed for conciliation in the vexed ques- tion of the Plan of Campaign tenants, who, by the assistance of the purchase machinery, can find an escape from the miseries brought upon them by Mr DILLON and Mr W. O'BRIEN. There are flaws and injustices in the Bill which might well be expunged, but on the whole, and considering the con- ditions and circumstances of Irish society, we cannot but hope that it will prove to be, as it was intended by its promoters, an honest and impartial effort to settle one of the most difficult and complicated questions of the day. The list of measures which will be placed upon the Statute Book this year will be much larger than was expected some little time ago. The Uganda Railway Bill, the Conciliation of Trades Disputes Bill, the Coal Mines Bill, the Truck Bill, and the Locomotives Bill, all these haveebeen steadily advanced several stages this week. They are called minor measures, but they are pregnant with practical importance to millions of working men throughout the country. As regards supply, now that the Irish Estimates have been discussed, there ought to be no difficulty in getting the remaining votes, without the necessity of calling in the aid of the guillotine process provided by the new rule. If there is any attempt to unduly prolong discussion, it will be only due to a desire to discredit the success of Mr BALFOUR'S new method of allowing one day a week for the discussion of Supply. It is now universally acknow- ledged that this method is a great improve- ment upon the old and bad vvavs which have distinguished the last few Parliaments. A word in conclusion as regards Mr Balfu uB'S 1 oadersh i p. The generous tributes paid by Mr CHAMBERLAIN and Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BKACH to the capacity and personal popularity of the leader of the House have done much to confute the random and reckless criticism which was poured upon him at a certain crisis of the session. Mr BALFOUR has unrivalled qualifications for a leader, and they were never better exempli- fied than during the past fortnight.
-1> NOTES BY THE WAY. The attraction of the year-Welslil)ool Annual Flower Show and I,ete-takes place on Thursday next in Powis Castle Park. A most excellent pro- gramme has been arranged, comprising rare musical treats, novel acrobatic performances, and exhibits of flowers, fruit and vegetables, such as are seldom met with. The Committee have invited the children of the Forden Union who will be admitted free of charge. An important test case was heard at the Welsh- pool Petty Sessions on Tuesday, when the Mayor and Corporation sued Mr. W. S. Clarke, a former resident and an owner of property in the town, for .ton the recovery of Lll 15s. lid., being his proportion of the costs incurred by the Corporation in paviog and channelling Wellington Crescent, which is not a highway repairable by the public at large within the meaning of the Public Health Act. 1875. It appears from the evidence that the defendant, through his agent, signed a document in which he expressed his willingness to pay his share of 'he cost. The paper was also signed by three other owners. The defendant's answer to this was that he only conseoted to pay half, the Corporation agreeing to bear the other half of the expense. This is a matter for argument; but it is somewhat interesting to know that this agreement was not stamped, and Lad not affixed to it the seal of the Corporation, as required by law, and, therefore, was not binding between the parties. Although the summons was taken out under Sec. 150 of the Public Health Act, 1875, yet it was admitted in evidence that the Act was not complied with in every particular, chiefly the matter of serving notice on the defendant; nevertheless, the Bench chose to over-ride it because of what took place sub- sequently, notwithstanding that the law is clear on the point, as shown in the case of Jarrow Local Board v. Kennedy, Queen's Bench Division, in which it is laid down that if the preliminary notice to pave, &c., be not given, the expenses cannot after- wards be recovered for the owner has a right to the notice to afford him an opportunity of contest- ing his liability on the ground that the street is not a highway repairable by the inhabitants at large." These are points of law which, with all due respect to the Justices who sat in the case on Tuesday, could have been more satisfactorily adjudicated upon by a magistrate learned in the law. How- ever, the Bench decided in favour ef the Corpora- tion, and upon the result we make no comment. The evidence clearly showed that there was some bungling on both sides, but it must be confessed that it was rather hard to heap all the hot coals on the borough surveyor, when others were equally to blame. Notice of appeal was given, and if resorted to the result will be looked forward to with interest. Lady Pryce-Jones opened a bazaar at Caersws yesterday in aid of the restoration of Llanwnog Parish Church. Yesterday the annual prize distribution took place at Machynlleth Intermediate School, a report of which will appear in our next, issue. Principal Roberts delivered one of his characteristic speeches, which (are always fall of interest to education- alists. As a result of the committee meeting held last Saturday the Oswestry Town Council agreed to apply to the Liverpool Corporation for a temporary supply of water from their reservoir at Lake Vyrnwy. We understand that the Water Committee of the Liverpool Corporation have complied with the request to permit a temporary supply being taken from the mains on the Mount road as formerly. At the Quarterly meeting of the Salop County Council, held in Shrewsbury on Saturday last, the organizing secretary (Mr Annytage) made the fol- lowing encouraging report regarding Technical Education in Oswestry The trough drawing classes under the new Art Master are in every way excellent. More public spirit is shown in Oswestry by the leading inhabitants in the encouragement of technical instruction than in any other borough in the county. This is also a centre where the fact is appreciated that increased knowledge means in- creased wages. Nearly all the art groups in the science and art department scheme attract pupils, including modelling in clay and painting in oils. The report also referred as follows to the death of Captain Ai cherley: -The rural parts of Oswestry Incorporation suffered a great loss last year by the death of Captain Atcberley than whom none in the whole county had worked more cheerfully and in. defatigably in organising technical instruction classes. Fortunately the classes were started before his death, and, owing no doubt in a great measure to the admirable manner in which every detail bad been considered, there was no hitch in carrying out the arrangements. The Cliff Railway which has been constructed to the top of Constitution Hill-a well known resort of visitors to Aberystwyth-will be opened to-day. A statement has been prepared by Mr H. L. Evans, Aberystwyth Borough Accountant, showing the cost to the Corporation of the preparations on the occasion of the Royal Visit. The actual sum expended reached a little over six hun- dred and seventy pounds, being much below the estimate. It was intimated to the Machynlleth local managers of the Intermediate School at their ordinary meeting on Wednesday that Canon Trevor's seat upon the County Governing Body had been declared vacant owing to his not having at- tended the meetings of that body for the space of twelve months. The local managers decided to communicate with Canon Trevor and obtain his view upon the matter before taking any steps. At the same meeting a letter was received from Mr G. D. Harrison pointing out that the balance of money standing to the credit of the school on March 31 was £ 466 10s 3d, and the estimated amount of income for the current year is X349 14s 7 £ d. *#* To-morrow (Sunday), the overseers' new lists will be found posted up on or near the doors of every Church and Chapel in the county, and all tenants and occupiers who think their names shall appear on the lists for their parish should carefully examine the same. All persons who have occupied a house, or land (if worth at least zolo per year), for twelve months preceding July 15th just past are entitled to be on such lists-even though they have occupied two or three houses or land successively in different parts of the county, and have never been in a voting list before. But no one who has received relief during the twelve months, however small the amount, should be on these lists. Any Unionists not finding their names on the lists, or wishing any information, should apply to the local Conservative agent, or to the chief registration agent, Mr Shuker, Welshpool. i A Cabinet Council was held at the Foreign Office yesterday when all the Ministers except Lord Cadogan were present. K # Dr Jameson and his five fellow prisoners were yesterday (Friday) afternoon removed in cabs from Wormwood Scrubbs to Holloway Gaol where they will be treated as first-class misdemeanants. ,0 The Temp* expresses the opinion that the result of the Jameson trial is a solace to the public con- science, and says that it is now proved that there are impartial judges in London. # In the House of Commons, on Friday week. Mr T. M. Healy and Mr Clancy spoke as follows in reference to the passing through Committee of the Irish Land Bill :-A,tr T. M. Healy said that the motion ought not to be passed without some voice being raised to express the sense which he personally felt of the great skill, industry, knowledge, and patience of the Chief Secretary in the conduct of this Bill. Mr Clancy desired to associate himself with the remarks of the lion, and learned gentle- man, and also to add his tribute to the Attorney- General for Ireland. The annual meetings of the St Asaph Diocesan Societies were held on Wednesday at St Asaph, the Bishop presidiug. Reports were presented as to the work of the Church Extension Society, the Dio- cesan Board of Education, the North Wales Train- ing College, and the Diocesan Inspector. A dis- cussion took place cn the Education Bill. Mr. Wynne Corrie, in common with other laymen, and j certainly as one who did his best to get the prL., ut Government into power, affirmed that they had a right to call on the Government to redeem their pledges. In this instance they had a righteous cause to champion, and the Government were pledged to assist them. The Earl of Powis said he desired to add his voice to those of Mr. Wynne Corrie and Mr. Pennant. They should certainly press upon the Government to bring in a good and effective Bill at the earliest opportunity. It was decided to appoint a diocesan missioner, at a salary of 1250, for two years. --+--
WELSHPOOL. D. JOXES & SON'S Indian and Ceylon Tea, at 2s. per lb. is absolutely pure, therefore best.—Noted Home Cured Ham and Bacon Stores, High Stree. — [Advt. 1 L SCIENCE AND ART EXAMINATION.—AT the recent Science and Art (South Kensington) examination held at Oswestry, lr. G. R. Morris, The Foundry, pupil of Mr. F. H. Shayler, architect, was success- ful in obtaining a first-class advanced certificate in freehand drawing (outline from the cast), and a second-class certificate in building construction, whilst his geometrical drawing was accepted for the Art Teachers' certificate. The result is very creditable, and he is to be congratulated upon his success. ART EXHIBITION.—We find that Miss Horton, who is giving lejsons in painting in the district. will give an exhibition of water colour pictures and sketches at the School of Art, Welshpool, from August 13th to August 27th. The exhibits will in- clude about 40 pictures of landscape, &c., pour- traying English and Scotch scenery and the Italian lakes. Miss Horton is an Australian by birth, and began her art career as a student at the Crystal Palace under Mr E. A. Goodall, R.W.S. She then studied at South Kensington and also at the Herkomer School, since when she has exhibited at the Royal Academy and all the Londou Galleries. We feel certain that all students and lovers of art will find much in the exhibition both to instruct and to interest them. We might add that Her Majesty the Queen bought one of Miss Horton's pictures a few years ago! MOTHERS' UNION.—The annual festival of the Welshpool Branch of the Mothers' Union, took f place yesterday afternoon, when there was a large attendance of members. The festival commenced with service in the parish church at 3.30, which was conducted by the Vicar (Rev. D. Grimaldi Davis) and Rev. D. Stephens. Rev. J. Wilym Jones, Meifod, delivered au interesting address on The Influence of Mothers." After service the members and some of their friends were entertained to an excellent tea at Gungrog Hall, kindly given by Mrs M. C. Jones. In the course of the proceedings, Mr T. Simpson Jones greatly amused those present by a dumb charard in which he described the woman of the Past, Present and Future. At the close the Vicar moved a hearty vote of thanks to the Rector of Meifod for his addres3, and also to Mrs Jones for her hospitality. After a very enjoyable afternoon the members dispersed. BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL.—The annual treat in connection with this Sunday School took place on Thursday. The children assembled at the schoolroom at 2 o'clock and proceeded to Tyn- llwyn" (which had been kindly placed at their dis- posal by Mr. Williams) and shortly after their arrival they were regaled with a sumptuous tea, being well attended to by the teachers and friends, who had assembled in good numbers to assist in making the outing a pleasant and agreeable one. Tables were subsequently spread in front of the house for the teachers and visitors, who relished the good things provided none the less for their previous services to the little folks. Throughout the evening races and other sports were indulged in, a most enjoyable day being spent; the scholars returning home in high spirits, and being much richer in pocket than when they set out. Before proceeding homewards the children gave hearty cheers to Mr. and Mrs. Williams, to the pastor, superintendent, and tea makers; and one of the most successful treats in connection with this j school was brought to a close by singing the j Doxology. PRIMROSE LEAGUE FETE. ( The annual fete of the Powis Habitation of the < Primrose League, which took place in the grounds < of Leighton Hall, on Thursday, by the kind per- mission of Mrs. Naylor, was a grand success, and praise is due to the promoters for their admirable ( arrangements. The meteorological conditions were t of the most charming description, and hundreds of pleasure-seekers were seen wending their way to j Leighton Hall early in the afternoon under a broiling sun. They were fully recompensed for the walk out, there being plenty of variety to amuse them on their arrival. What with athletic sports, r inspection of the delightful library and Mrs. t Naylor's herbaceous gardens, executed in the French v stvle. a visit to the tower, a dramatic performance, 8 dancing on the green, and quiet walks in the grounds, visitors found plenty for their enjoyment, and it was apparent that they did not fail to make use of the opportunity of spending a pleasant day. Members of the habitation also had the pleasure of inspecting the handsome new banner, which was of blue corded silk, embroidered with the rose shamrock, thistle, and leek, with a scroll in gold' with red lettering, the Latin inscription beiBg "Imperium et Libertas" (Empire and Liberty). Beneath this was worked a lion rampant, the arms of the Earl of Powis (the Ruling Councillor of the Habitation) and then the words Powys Paradwys Cymru." At the bottom came the words Powis Habitation, No. 470." The whole was surmounted by a crown. It was designed by the well-known firm of Herbronner's, London, and was most artistically worked by Mrs. Salter and Miss Owen, who must have spent much time and labour in its execution, and who deserve the thanks of all the members for their painstaking efforts. Indeed, the banner came in for loud encomiums from those who inspected it, and the habitation might well feel proud of it. The materials for the same were generously provided by the Countess of Powis, and thus the habitation was saved a great expense. The gates were opened at 2-30 o'clock, and by half-past three fully a thousand persons were present, there being a continual stream of visitors until long after five o'clock. Tea commenced at four o'clock, and so great was the crowd that much difficulty was experienced in obtaining admission to the tent. We think that better provision might have been made in this department, considering the large number present. The ladies who kindly presided at the tables did not receive the assistance which ought to have been placed at their disposal. The sports commenced at half- past four, and much interest was centred in the various competitions, some of them being of a very amusing character, notably, the fishing com- petition, the egg and spoon, and needle and thread races, whilst keen interest was manifested in the tug of war contest. There was quite a crush at the dramatic performance by members of the Welsh- pool Amateur Dramatic Society, of the comedietta "Duchess of Bayswater and Co. which made it somewhat difficult to hear what was taking place. The scene represented was that of a hotel and grourds, and for this we must thank Mr Bruce, who took much trouble in iÏiS arrangement. The following was the dramatis perxoiac Sir Jeremy Joles (A Valetudi- narian), Mr. S. QuiLiam the Duke of Bavswuter I e ater Mr. L. Parsons; Caryl Stubbs (a young Millionaire son of Stubbs' Tinned Meats"), Mr. R. H. Jones Jenkyus (Sir Jeremy's Attendant), Mr. Summers The Duchess of Bayswater (Mother to the Duke) Miss E. A. Lidington; Kathleen (Sir Jeremv^ Daughter), Miss F. E. Lidington. Place: Tht Hotsprings IIot"i, Siplock, Derbyshire. The performance over, an adjournment was made to the north side of Leighton HfJl, where daricins was indulged in with must zest to the strains of the Xewtown Silver Band until nine o'clock, at which hour the visitors began to leave, all pleased with the day's proceedings. Among those present were the Earl and Countess of Powib. Mr. and Mrs. John Naylor, Rev. Preben- dary and Mrs. White (Churchstoke), Rev. Prebendary Burd (Chirbury), Mr. and Mrs. G. SOL D. Harrison (Fronllwyd), Mrs. D. G. Davis (Vicarage. Welshpool)." Mrs. Mytton (Garth), Captain Owen Johnes (Garthmy]), Mrs. Loven, lrs. Curling, Mrs. Jones and party (Gungrog Hall), and the following members of the Newtown HabitaLion: The Misses Jones (3), Bank House: Mrs. Richard James, Mrs. Edward and Miss Edith Owen, Miss Owen, Miss Mascord. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jcnes. Madame Bellis. Miss Maerone. Mrs. W. Davies, Mrs. Bennett Lowlands, Mrs. and Miss Patterson, Miss Walker. During an interval in the proceedings, the Ruling Councillor (the Earl of Pcwis) moved a hearty vote of thanks to Mrs. Naylor for so kindly placing her grounds at the disposal of the Habitation. His lordship remarked that there was little about their having spent an enjoyable afternoon. It was a great pleasure to them to see Mrs. Naylor looking eo well and to have the gratification of receiving her guests. It was indeed very kind of Mrs. Nay- lor to throw open her grounds for the enjoyment of her neighbours, and they could do nothing bet- ter than show their appreciation by passing the vote of thanks with c'^eis. This was done most heartily, and the progta-mme was proceeded with. The following were the tea makers, and they acquitted themselves admirably under the circum- stances: The Countess of Powis, lIIrs. Mvtton, Garth Mrs. Salter, Mrs. Jones. 20, High s'trrrt: Mrs. George Harrison, The Misses Jones, igunzro,, hall; Miss Parry, Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Wyke, Mrs. Morgan, Miss Owen, Berriew street; Mrs. Yearslev, Mrs. Bickerton, Mrs. Jones. Manor hou=e; :Jlrs. Davies, Moat; and Mrs. _Ti^ar. They were ablv assisted by the Misses Hoie, Lizzie Morris, Davies. Wall, and Waine. The spoits committee consisted of the following Messrs J. H. Addie (honsec), C. Shuker, J. Ander- son, T. J. Bratton, J. Pugh, J. Bushell, and E. Wyke, whilst the following off;-J ited as stewards, and rendered valuable assisrance: Messrs W. Turner, Parry, Evan Holloway, Bickerton, Baker (Middle- town), Evans, Farr, Thomas, E. Evans. D Rowlands, C. T. Morris, Humphreys. J. Lloyd, Davies (AIoat). M. Evans, Preece (Trewern), Phillips, Ed Jones. Breeze (Belan), G. Smith. The following were the results of the sports Fishing competition, Walter Davies and Walter Evans (equal): potatoe race, 1 R White, 2 C Hum- phreys; throwing the cricket ball, 1 Humphreys, 2 Bryan; egg and spoon race, 1 Humphreys, 2 G Williams; 120 yards flat race, 1 Heath. 2 Baines: obstacle race, 1 T W illiams, 2 Heath; bicycle race, 1 Wynne, 2 Morris Jones; sack lace, I Tlio:, Janie. 'Ie Prycs; tug-of-war, 1 Makepeace, 2 Evans thread and Jneedle race, Ernest Baiues and Minnie Bailes (equal) quarter-mile flat race. 1 Walter Davies, 2 White; quoiting, 1 R Makepeace, 2 W Davies. The secretarial arrangements were in the hands of Mrs. Shuker, who was ubiquitous in her efforts for the comforts of the visitors. Mr. btockton, the Gullet provided the tea.
MONTGOMERY. TOWN COUNCIL.—THURSDAY. Present: The Mayor (Councillor E. R. James). Alderman N. W. Fairles Humphreys, Councillors W. Jones, A. Graham, E. Williams and R. Evans, with Mr C. S. Pryce !(town clerk), Mr R. Tomley (inspector), and Mr W. P. Hole (surveyor). ELECTION OF ALDERMAN. The first business upon the agenda was the elec- sl tion of an Alderman to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Col Harrison, of Caerhowel, who had filled that post since the re-incorporation of the Borough. Councillor E. illiams nominated Coun- cillor William Jones, who, he said, had been High Bailiff of the Borough for a number of years under the old Incorporation, and was well entitled to be elevated to the dignity of Alderman, and this elec- tion he was sure would please the burgesses outside the Council.—There was no other nomination and upon the ballot papers being collected Councillor Jones was declared elected.—This election produced a vacancy in the Council but it was decided to allow this to remain until the annual election in November. —The seat of Mr Henry Jones, Sutton, was declared vacant, and an election ordered to be held to fill the vacancy. A SOURCE OF DANGER. Letters were read from Mr E. M. Jones, solicitor, Welshpool, and Mr W. F. Addie, agent to the Earl of Powis, calling attention to the effect of some blasting operations at the Montgomery Quarry on July 17th, when the door of the Cottage Inn was smashed in by a flying stone. The writers called upon the Town Council to take immediate steps to prevent the danger to human life.-The Town Clerk said he was near by at the time of the occurence, and directed the men to take every precaution in the future.—A letter was read from the lessee of the quarry, explaining that the accident occurred through a hidden crack in the rock, and stating that he would take every pre- caution in the future.—It was decided to warn the lesee of the danger, and to acquaint Mr Jones and Mr Addie of the steps taken. — The Borough Surveyor intimated that he could not take the re- sponsibility of keeping open the quarry, and would have it closed forthwith. THE LATE COL. HARRISON. The following letter was read from Mrs. Harrison Caerhowel, Montgomery, July 3. Dear Sir,—Will fou very kindly convey to the Mayor and the Town L/onucil the most grateful thanks of myself and my Family for their kind vote of sympathy in our terrible sorrow-Yours faithfully, C. H. HARRISOM." RESIGNATION OF THE FIRE BRIGADE CAPTAIN. A letter was read from Mr T. H. George, captain )f the Fire Brigade, resigning his post as such.- )n the motion of the Mayor seconded by Councillor jraham, the resignation was accepted. AUDIT. The Town Clerk reported that the audit of the Corporation acoounts had been held and that every- ,hing was found satisfactory. COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS.—THURSDAY. 3efore Messrs N. W. Fairies-Humphreys, E. R. James, and J. Davies. Depuiy Chief Constable Growden was also present. THE LATE COLONEL HARRISON.—A letter was ead from Mrs Harrison, of Caerhowel, conveying he grateful thanks of herself and family for the 'ote of sympathy passed by the Bench at its last ittingr. FURIOUS DRIVING.-Augustus Kirby, of Berriew, was charged by P.C. Lewis with driving a horse and trap to the danger of the public at Churchstoke on July 1st. The Police Constable said be saw defend- ant pass the police station at a fearful rate, the horse galloping and the defendant urging it on. When witness followed the trap up he found the trap overturned a little further up the road, the defendant with his two children having been thrown into the roadway. One of the children had its head injured. Thomas Robinson, of Churchstoke, corroborated. Defendant said that the horse ran away and he could not pull him up. Going over the bridge in Churchstoke the animal fell and he and the children were thrown out of the trap.—The Bench inflicted a fine of zEl including costs.
FORDEN RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. WEDNESDAY. Present: Mr J. Davies (in the chair), Rev J. Sawer, Messrs W. Pritchard, E. R. Owen, J. Edwards, E. Hughes, and E. Davies, with Messrs C. S. Pryce (clerk), W. P. Hole (surveyor), and W. H. P. Pritchard (sanitary inspector).—The Sani- tary Inspector (Mr W. R. P. Pritchard) reported that since the last meeting he had visited 75 premises, finding 37 in a satisfactory condition. To his knowledge the district was quite free from infec- tious disease. As regarded the water supply at Grove Cottages, Forden, he had met the foreman Mr Jones, a short time ago and after a little search- ing they came across a spring on the road side, about 100 yards from the cottages. They arrived at the conclusion that it was a reasonable distance. Mr Scott Owen wrote to ask permission to brick the spring round and cover it. -Re earth against the back of the flour mill of Flour Mill House, Castlewr;gbt: Mr Morgan, solicitor, Shrewsbury, one of the trustees, wrote directing certain repairs to be made.—Berriew water supply: Acting on instructions from the special committee, he had made a thorough inspection of the supposed spring near Upper House, and after excavating to a depth of about 6ft. found practically no water and satis- fied Major Corbett and Mr Lloyd on the inadequacy of the supply.-Water supply at Llwynbrain, Berriew No notice whatever had been taken as to fulfilling the requirements in the notices. The tenant was very badly off.-The Clerk announced that the committee appointed to deal with the 1 i question of the Berriew water supply, Lad met on iiii 22nd inst., and the Chairman reported their proceedings, which weie heard in committee. Their main recommendation was that proper legal ) notice should be sent to the respective owners to- supply a sufiicieut quantity of water to the tenants, which was adopted.—Mr E. Hughes gav.- notice > that he would move at the next meeting the ex- pulsion of two members, who had nut niauo regular attendance (laughter).—The Clerk stai-ed that he had received a letter under the Notification of Diseases Inspection Act from Rev. R.)1. White, Churchstoke, stating that there had been a cr.se of measles at Churchstoke, and asking if notices could be printed and circulated throughout the district. I He (the clerk) pointed out that measles wei ? not included under the Act, the Order at present in force in the Union not being applicable to the case. He found, however, that under Section 7 of the Act that that Council had power to extend the Act so as to make it applicable to measles, and if extended the same notification would be bv the medical officer and the party in tV L as in the case of other diseases. Mr. u'tdte baving heard from him to this effect, asked him to bring the mat er before the V. J. Sawer bad recently seen a statement that mortality from meaSiCj exceeded that from aJl fevers put together. lie had much pleasure in giving notice that the request be granted.—The Council thenross,
FORDEX liOARD OF GUARDIANS. WEDNESDAY. This held its usual fortnidn], tneetino- on U eanesday. when the Chairman, Coh T-.v-r.rd° presided over large number of meini. rrihe Clerk read a letter from Dr. Waters. Berriew. who claimed t-wo months" salary under the folltiwimr circunistances. He took over from Dr. Parerson the discharge of his duties with regard to the parish until such time as the Board should appoint his successor. Of course the Board did net formally appoint him, but supposing that he had not- done the work, the paupers would have been without medical attendance during that time. One month after Dr. Paterson's resignation (D.-c- mb-r 13th) an election for medical oScer took pbc~. wtdch he submitted was not valid until confirmed by the I Local Government Board. It was not -until arother mom,, had elapsed that the Beard (thr..rgh the Clenc) informed him that Dr. Morgan would do the work, makmg two months in a! during winch he kept the relief book, attended the pauper and sent in the forr^o-htly returns. He consulted a member ot the Board as to what course he should pursue and was advised to do the work until told officially to c'j-.ise. Therefore, a though perhaps legally he was not able to secure two months' salary ( £ 10). still he would submit to the Board that They were bound to pay his claim.—The Clerk could only state that he had not given Dr Waters sufficient notice. Dr P-tK rson resigned office on Dccember 18th. and at the last meeting it was resolved to pay Dr Waters without prejudice from that time until Dr Morgan was appointed, that was to January J.5th—one month. Dr Waters claimed that not having notice to dis- continue his services he should be paid for another month.—The matter then dropped.— l.Vplvincr to the Board's letter of the 16th inst., Mr Denniss, General Manager of the Cambrian R^iiv. vs Com- pany, wrote expressing his pleasure in giving per- mission for a box to be placed at Welshpool station in which to deposit papers and periodicals for the use of the inmates of the Forden Workhouse, and if the Board saw Mr Pryce, the stationmaster, he would arrange a suitable position for the box with them. It must be understood, however, that the Company reserved to themselves the right of requesting the Guardians to remove the box from the premises should this course be found necessary. A letter was received from Mr J. Lambert, assist- tant secretary of the Welshpool Horticultural Society, inviting the children of the House to the show to be held on August 6th. The Mayor (Mr W. F. Addie) had promised to provide them with tea, and with conveyance to and fJom the show, the children to be admitted at any time after two o'clock (hear, hear).—The Clerk an- nounced that he had received the bonds of the assistant overseers for the parishes of Llaudyssil, Llanmerewig and Leighton.—Seveial members ex- pressed themselves as being in favour of these officers furnishing security in guarantee societies.— Vagrant Accommodation :-The Clerk stated that he had written the Local Government Board re the various suggestions of Air. Bircham and bad received a reply to the effect that the Local Government Board would reserve their decision at present with regard to the wishes of the Guardians, as to these suggestions. It would however be necessary for the Guardians to make arrangements that the associated ward should not be over-crow- ded. As regarded the bedsteads, they requested the Guardians to rectify this defect in the manner sug- gested by the Inspector. As to the question of detaining vagrants, powers would be put in force where requested, in order to obtain uniformity of treatment in the district. The resolution of the Leicester Union was read and adjourned. Rev. L. J. Lee gave notice of motion that application be made to the Local Government Board for per- mission to employ an expert for re-assessing the railways. It was 24 years since they were assessed and questions might arise that would necessitate the employment of an expert.—Messrs E. L. Tudor, E. Hughes, J. Davies, and Mr C. S. Pryce (clerk), signed a statement declaring that the seat for the district of Middletown was rendered vacant bv the absence of Mr T. Parry for a period of six months. -Statistics Number in the House, first week, 78 against 90, second week, 79 against 93; vagrants relieved during the fortnight. 80: oput relief, Welshpool district, per Mr Fortune, £ 13 12s 6d; Montgomery district, per Mr Tomley. £9 14s Worthen district, per Mr Oliver, £12 18s 4d.
NORTH WALES HORSE SHOWS AND SALES. On Thursday a three days sale began at Wrex- ham. The catalogue contains the enteries of over 600 heavy and light horses, those shown and sold on lursday being waggon horses and two and three year old cart geldings and fillies. The prizes were awarded by the judges as follows Best mare or gelding, fit for town work over 16 1: 1 Mr Ball, Acton Grange, Chester; 2 Mr H. Jones, Chester; 3 Mr W. Thompson, Leeswood. Best mare or gelding, fit for town work, not exceeding 16 1: i Mr W Thompson, 2 Mr H. Jones, 3 Mr R. L Morris, Hendre Farm, Rhuddlan. Best light lurry or strong van horse, exceeding 15 3 1 Mr H. Jones, 2 Mr Robt. Morris, 3 Mr S. Maddocks, Hadley, Whit- church. Best light lurry, parcel van, or tram horse, not exceeding 15 3 1 Mr H. Lodwick, Tan-y-Graig, Llangollen 2 Mr T. E. Hughes, Malpas; 3 Mr L. Huxley, Worthen bury. Best two or three year old cart gelding or filly: 1 Mr L Hnxley; 2 Mr Studley, Farndon; 3 Mr E Roberts, Penyc.e, Wrexham. There was a good attendance in the two sale rings, and the competition among buyers, especially for the procession of the prize winners, was keen.
THE CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS C OM PA NY. The report of the directors and statement of accounts for the half year ended June 30 has just been issued. The total receipts amounted to S124,073 against Cll6,088 for the corresponding of last year, showing a net increase of £ 7,985, while the expenditure amounted to £ 74 859 against X67,458 for the first six months in 1895 an increase of £ 7,401. The directors state that after providing for the interest on A, B, and C debenture T} Char*es there is a surPlus of £ 9i0 Is. 8d earned forward to the next half year. Mr. Thomas Craven, of Woodbevs Park, Ashton.on- Mersey, has been elected to a seat on the Direc- torate. in the stead of Colonel Laurie, who, owing to ill-health, has resigned. The half-yearly ordinary meeting will be held at the Euston Hotel, London, on Thursday next, at the conclusion of which a special general meeting will be held for the purpose of authorising the creation and issue of Debenture stock, under the powers of the Cambrian Railways Act. 1896.
— THE BISHOP OF ST. ASAPH AND THE "NEW WOMAN." The Bishop of St. Asaph presided last week over a very large and influential gathering attheannm.1 prize day at Howell's Orphan School at Denbigh and distributed the prizes. After dwelling „ the admirable work done in the school V>0 JIJ uPon the papita, „„d especially the .Idt °ir?» ^,drcesed leaving, and besought them to keen nn t>, ? ^6re to try to excel in one thing, and to I Studies' of all others. He particularly exhorte/0^1"1^ avoid cultivating the manners and V• to modes of the "new woman T T » OB-LECTLONABLE absurd mannerisisms, and in evervtli ^m avoid her What could be more absurd th™ natural, method of hand shakijg withth woman's the person who invented it mn t'l !ataiangle| Let them cultivate that trentW 6 beenan ldiot- that characterised the true and refinement those many and noble works eXCeI in open to women. fe which were now I
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