WELSHPOOL. TOWN COUNCIL.—THURSDAY. Present: The Mayor (Mr W. F. Addie) in the chair, Aldermen Morris, Rogers and Harrison, Councillors E. O. Jones, D. Jones, T. S. Pryce, C. T. Pugh, R. P. Jones, R. Jones and D. Richards, with Mr E. Jones (town clerk), Dr Marston (medical officer), Messrs G. Snook (surveyor), T. A. Basnett (collector), and A. E. Breeze (town clerk's office). REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. SANITARY. A meeting of this committee was held on the 21st Hit, Alderman Howell being in the chair. A letter Was read from the agent to the Powis Estate, offer- ing, on the part of Lord Powis, to tal-'e down the house and all the buildings at the Sylfaen .tlillfrom Lady-Day next, if the Corporation would agree to Pay Y,10 par annum, forthe same period as at present the materials to belong to Lord Powis, and a proper agreement to be entered into at the cost of the Corporation. The committee considering that the pollution of the water supply was of a serious nature therefore recommended that the above terms be accepted, provided that in the future occupation of the farm the stream should be protected from contamination by cattle. The Surveyor's report to the Committee was read, and as to the waste of water at breweries he was in- structed to ascertain the cost of meter and the Amount of cost the brewers would be willing to pay. The Committee instructed the Surveyor to further curtail the time of supply from 5-30 p.m. to 8 a.m. Thev recommended that the question of farther filter beds be taken into consideration by the Council.—Councillor E. O. Jones asked in regard to the Sy lfaen property that it would be necessary to take the buildingsjdown, seeing that it would cost a considerable amount of money and might result without any practical benefit.-Alderixian Rogers as under the impression that the object of the Committee was that no animals might be kept there so that the danger of pollution might be Removed.—Councillor T. S. Pryce remarked that bltt they had to complain of was that certain tenants had acted very stupidly. The Council !night accept the terms so as to make what they could of it.—Councillor E. 0. Jones submitted that Lord Powis should allow the building to remain subject to the contract of the Corporation as to any Pollution taking place. He moved that this matter £ e referred bac to the committee.- Alderman ~°°gers seconded the motion which was carried.— .j-uraing to the question of the brewers using water cooiiug purposes, Alderman Rogers asked, in T*evsr of the scarcity of water, if it was right for the £ ewers to so use the water. He did not think •hat such use was ever contemplated by the council.— The Surveyor stated that during the day, bre wers had the full force of water for three or I hours.—Councillor T. S. Pryce It runs the hoi,, time the water is on.—Councillor E. 0. Jones "ought it important that the supply should be patched. He was sorry to find that the Sylfaen I ool yielded no water. If the supply was getting less, it ought to be curtailed and the made usf> of.— Alderman Harrison thought at they were mixing up two matters, both of very rious consequence, and of equal importance. The was in regard to the brewers, whether they on the rateable value of the house, or there any special charge in their case.- j, .Collector Yes 15s a year.—Aldorman Harrison plied that that could not correspond with the <r^8te of water that took place. This was a serious "elltion and measures should be taken to enforce Pellaities.-The Surveyor They claim it as a right part of their brewing business to run the water ;i|Sht and day. -Alderman Harrison remarked that sooner the Council faced the matter the bettor. -Alderman Rogers stated that this matter had ctoppc,(t up at their last meeting, and the Surveyor tTas asked if anybody had the privilege of running Water during prohibited hours, but it had not been reported, and such was the cast?. It *as not right the water should be turned off in tue places and not in others. As for the brewers anting it night and day, that was a farce.— ~°tincillor T. S. Pryce found that water had been Sinuously tnrned on. On Tuesday night the *ater was turned on at 8 o'clock and there were "eral taps running at full force when people had f°ne to bed. Proceeding, Mr Pryce gave an ^stance in which water had been turned on during I"rl)llibite(i hours, at a certain place in the town by e of the surveyor's men, who was now summoned ,° the Council Chamber, and on* being questioned the Mayor, admitted his fault. The Council aving deliberated in private, the man was re- ^led, aud informed by the Mayor that if the ^ence was repeated he would be summarily dis- used.—Continuing the discussion, Alderman ^r^risou said that whether it wag a fact or not water had been turned off in the town, it ^6en turtied on for special brewers.— We b rvoyor Not to my knowledge. — Alderman Harrison 1 have reason to believe that that was so. ^After further discussion it was decided, on the potion of Ald. rman Harrison, seconded by Coun- Oillor C. T. Pugh, that the water should be turned 0,1 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., 4734 that handbills to this effect should be printed. j^"It was resolved to call a special meeting of the °Uncil to consider the question of filter beds. FINANCE. This committee met on the 31st ult. under the ^airmanship of Alderman W. A. Rogers. A bill lOs 6d for putting up flags on the Town Hall t?ving come before the committee, they considered o at their own men should do the work and the should have the care and custody of the Rs. Tenders for printing for the ensuing year laid before the committee by Messrs Salter tp Rowlands and Messrs R. and M. Owen, and the 0f the former, being the lower, was recom- t,^ded for acceptance.—The Mayor stated that g location of the rates seemed to be in a very tisfactory state. The inner district rate which as made every August had, generally, not been ''ected until much after that date, but this year been collected much earlier, £ 350^ out of heing already in hand. The Council would o P^ly be asked to order the general district rate; was much earlier than before.—The report was OPted, on the motion of Alderman Rogers. HIGHWAY. Meeting of this Committee took place on the Alderman Harrison occupying the chair, j, Jle Surveyor's report to the Committee was tuh anc^ was recommended that a measuring be provided for the use of the Surveyor in vfasuring stone on the highway.- -Mr. T. S. Pryce forward the state of the stiles on the foot- jj1. from near the railway station to the Leighton fo/ g"e, and the Sur",eyor was instructed to serve rftial notice on the owners of property.—Adopted ttie proposition of Alderman Harrison. COLLECTOR'S REPORT. A,Ir. T. A. Basnett, collector, reported that there out-standing on the general district rate a sum c 9s 0^d that of the inner district rate he had ected £134 12s 8fI, there being outstanding 4S £ 2 2s 9d being outstanding on the ater rate.—The seal of the Council having been mxed to the o-eneral district rate, the meeting Eluded. PIiIZE DISTRIBUTION AT THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL. annual prize distribution took place on erl0osd;lv afvornoon) July 29th, in the presence of JL^mber of parents and friends. Mi Hiles, in his fl7°rt, Said that the school continued in a very '^•ishing condition, and as a result of the years siTl Could show a good list of successes without a failure (cheers). These successes .ncluded flree Cambridge Local Examination Certificates, which important examinations three candidates h*rti entered. One of these passes was with "ours, viz., F. E. Anderson, who passed in English ^>ge and literature,: composition, arithmetic, r*tlnS, dictation, religions knowledge, history, French, Latin, algebra, euchd and P wing. w DavieSi w]loss pass was accepted L*w Society in lieu of their preliminary mination, passed in the same subjects with the £ Option of drawing. F. C. Williams passed^ in arjS18h language and literature, composition, hist tic> dictation, religious knowledge, f0r 01 Seography, and algebra. As the pa»si« ay, 1 lis examination throughout the count the„)ged 33 2 ><i honours and 73'4 for all passes, abov see that their results were very muca Pit, average (applause). In examination xor jvai an 8 shorthand an advanced certificate was i'!vior, ari(L three elementary certiii- For a Y A. p, Breeze, A. Thomas, and C. N. Powell. CoHpwn Open scholartdiip at Bangor Theological first ^1° ^^veu hy Alderman Cory, one pupil gained Bebl? aiCe anc^ the scholarship. This candidate, G. lists' a a CEUTle °nt second in his College Class gained lastly, another pupil, G. II. Hatton, Iti c a,n aPPointment in the Civil service (cheers). in^' hc raust thank the donors of Tho's K°V sf>ecial subjects, and he trusted that this v 8 Wh° had uot ^cen snccessfui iu g'air'n» ^vould ar !? revoards would not be discouraged but Strlv } a,ttended the, lard and strive always until success Setfon T^eir efforts. Before proceeding to the eotpr^S Part °f the afternoon's business they had an he w«a^mejat programme to submit, after which lei),,| d cal1 on Mr J. W. Selbv, F.R.G.S., to be and r°noT1^h to distribute the prizes and certificates (che«^ 'fVe them a few words of seasonable advice hvoui' r''le followins ]irogrammc was then gone a,*<lie and received with evident pleasure by the nce, ^some of the items being ^excellently I rendered :—Song and chorus, German student's farewell French recitation, T. W. Davies song, Richard L. Davies; recitation, A. C. Thomson; French reading, F. E. Anderson; song and chorus, Syd Hiles, E. Fildes, and J. Edwards reading, W. E. Johnson. Mr Selby then distributed the school prizes as follows :—Form V I. 1st prize (given by Mr Pugh, of Birmingham), F. E. Anderson 2nd prize, T. W. Davies; 3rd prize, F. C. Williams. Form V. A. E. J. Davies (after a close competi- tion with F. Fildes). Form IV.: R. L. Davies and H. J. Davies (equal), S. White, and G. Hiles, Junior Forms: G. S. B. Hiles and H. Bushell. Special Subject Prizes Miss Corrie's Arithmetic Prize, F. Fildes. Earl of Powis's Mathematics Prize, H. B. Hiles. Major Pryce-Jones's Short- hand Prize, C. N. Powell. Mr M. Powell's Writing Prize, G. L. Davies. The Vicar's Scripture Prize, A. C. Thomson.- Rev A. Lewis, in giving the Scripture prize, gave some good advice to the boys, and spoke of the importance and necessity of a religious education. Mr ¡";ELBY then addressed the boys as follows I have listened with the greatest pleasure to the report of the Principal as to the condition of the schools, and I am very glad to hear that it is so flourishing. I especially wish to congratulate you on your success in the Cambridge Local Examina- tion. Of course the few remarks I have to make are addressed especially to the boys whom I am delighted to have the pleasure of meeting. First, a word or two about the prizes I have had the honour of handing to you. I am told at times that the feelings of emulation and 'ambition connected with prizes are blamable because they arouse rivalry and jealousy and many things besides. Don't you believe it. Many of my rivals have been among my greatest friends and will agree with me that generous emulation and rivalry an absolutely necessary in a boy if he is to make his way in the world. Now with regard to your studies. I often find that boys are apt to regard their studies as an end rather than a means, and to forget that educa- tion is not the machine but the whetstone that prepares the machine for the work of life. The object of education is to teach us to concentrate our thoughts. A boy who can really concentrate his thoughts for five minutes has attained a great step in life. The entire object of your reading is to unable you to concentrate your thoughts, to focus them upon one object with- out their being distracted by other objects. It is not ability, but it is will that makes all the differeuc-e in a boy. If you want to read a book to the best advantage first read a chapter or a portion of a chapter if it is very long, then think it care- fully over and write down as much as you can remember of it. I daresay you will find that it is very little at first, but don't let that discourage you. Go to the chapters again and fill up the gaps bv learning what you find yon have forgotten, until you have got the substance of the whole chapter in your miud. Take each chapter in this way until you have mastered the whole book; not, cf course, verbatim et literatim, but until you have made the substance of the book your own. By that means each succeeding book you read will be- come part of the furniture of the mind, and the study you havo devoted to it will make it as a great writer has said a possession for ever." I do not mean to say that this ought to be done with every book. Bacon has said that some books are to be tasted, some swallowed, and some few to bo tasted and chewed. I only refer to the last. Then I should like to say a word or two on what is often very much neglected-tho cultivation of the imagination. The cultivation of the reason is, of course, most essential; but, however, powerful the reason may be, it is the imagination that makes great men, the enthusiasts, the leaders of their fellow-men, the heroes, and the rnartyre. I advise you then to cultivate the imagination by reading good poetry and learning it by heart. I shall not attempt to advise you as to the best authors. You may take it as a rule that those whom the world honours are the greatest and the best, and I urge you, while your minds are plastic, to store them with the best poetry and hymns. If you do so, you will find them a comfort during the whole of your life, for many a sleepless hour will be made painless by the repitition of some hymn or poetical extract, and many doubt- ful and troublesome thoughts driven away. Pure and good poetry should form the ground-work of in the recollection of every lad. Our English litera- ture is a beautiful garden, from which floweis may be gathered at will; but, I am sorry to say that, like all other gardens, it contains many weeds, and these I beg you to avoid, for ennobling and exalting as pare literature is, there is nothing more debasing than impure literature. Now a word about success in life. The essential quality for this is perseverance. As I said before it is will and not ability that makes a man. We often hoar people complain of their "want of lnck irt life.Not many of us are born with silver spoons in oar mouths, but whether or not, we all have to olimb the ladder of life. Don't look foi "luck"J my lads, but put a "p" before it and call it pluck and then you will flnd that vou have found out the secret of real honest and honourable success in life (cheers). Go in for accuiacy whatever you do. Accuracy is a very simple thing but it is of tho itiost vital importance. Ability, however great, cannot atone for inaccuracy. Then you must never neglect any fair, honest opportunity of getting 011, however humble it may be. Nobody ever knows whether what they under- take is going to be. a success or not, and the wisest course, therefore, is to make the best of every opportunity. Never shirk a disagreeable duty. Remember the old saw If I were a cobler, I'd make it my pride The best of all coblers' to be, If I were a tinker, no tinker beside, Should mend an old kettle like me. perhaps you think I am saying hard words and putting before you a disagreeable course of life, but it is not so. I can assure you that the happiest man is the one who is able to thoroughly interest himself in his work, and feel happy in it, whatever it may be. I have been speaking of human success, but do not think that because I have omitted any reference to religion that I do not regard it as of supreme importance. Rev Mr Lewis has already spoken on this subject, and 1 fnlly endorse all be has said In conclusion let me congratulate you on your success in the cricket field. I have no time to speak about the importance of physcial education, but, in order to show my appreciation of its value, I shall be pleased to give a prize in the form of a bat to the boy who has the highest batting average in your season's matches (loud applause). Mr Hiles announced that this prize would go to H B Hiles with an a verage of 35. The proceedings terminated with the National Anthem (solo and chorus), and cheers were given for the masters, Mr Selby, and the prize donors. The school will re-assemble on September 14th.
MORTON. SCHOOL TKK.AX. A treat of a very enjoyable character, arranged principally by Mrs Price and Miss Lloyd, was given on Saturday, the, Ist inst, to the Church Sunday School children. The children were entertained to tea, in the Schoolroom, and they afterwards amused themselves in a very lively manner in the Vicarage field, where they Partici- pated iu a varied programme of games, &t. Co tributions towards the tea were received from ilrs Garnett-Botiield, Mrs Capt Evans, Mrs K«charda (Morton Hall), 311"8 Ward, Mrs Price, Mrs Richards (Llynclys), Mrs Maddox, Misses Lloyd and Thomas. FASHIONABLE WEDDING.—The marriage ot Mis. Catherine Lucy Garnett, youngest daughter of the late Captain Garnett ol Bunbury, and Mi. Chaiies John Paget, of Stoke Cottage Nantwich, was celebrated at Morton Church on Thursday, the 30tli ult. There was quite a profusion of decorations between the Vicarage and the Church. I he parishioners had erected descriptive arches on the principal gateways, and the church had been adorned in a most becoming and artistic maimer. Mr C. Garnect gave away the bride, and inli, Webster was best man. The officiatiug clergyman was Rev C. R. Garnett-Botfield, cousin of the bride. The service was rendered chorally by t 01 Church Choir. The organist was Mr w. P. Jones, of Mendelssohn Honse, Oswestry, who, in addition to the ordinary accompani- ments played the following pieces on u- orjjan Prayer" in E flat (Alex. Gmlmant); Song without words" (Mendelssohn Improvisa- tions); and Mendelssohn's Wedding Marcd. The little bridesmaids were Misses Betty Garnett- Botfield and Gladys Aldersey Thc wer« Masters Sidney and Jack Garnett-BotfiJd, and Frank Aldersey. The bridesmaids and pages wore respectively white silk dresses -and pale blue linen S Which were very pretty. Mrs Garnett, Botfield, at the conclusion of the ceremony he.d a reception at the Vicarage, Hnd among the many nests werc the folowing :-Mrs Boultby, mother of the bridegroom, Mr and Mrs Garnett-Botfield, Decker ltill, Sliifnal Mrand Ali-s F Aldeisey, Mrs She Misses Mr W. Davies, Cambrian iuews, carriages, and the lovely bonqnet 'carried by the bride was obtained from 3ir Pritchard, Shrewsbury.
MEIFOD. G.F.S.-The Caereinion branch of the Girls' Friendly Society had its annual meeting aD Meifod on the 4th inst. A short service was held in Church at 2 30 p.m, the preacher being Rev J. R. Roberts, Rector of Garthbeibio. After the service the associates and members of the society had tea in the Vicarage Grounds. Several prizes were given for the best sewing, baking, &c. A vote of thanks to Mrs Williams-Wynn and Miss Williams-Wynn for their adjudication, to Mrs Wiljm Jones for pro- viding the tea, to Mrs Luxmoor for distributing the prizes, to Mrs Reed for her able superintendence of the work in the deanery, and to Rev J. R. Roberts for his address in Church, brought to a elOSi a very enjoyable afternoon. LIGHT RAILWAY.—A meeting of the joint com- mittee formed to promote a railway from Llanfair to Meifod was held at the National Schools, Meifod, on Friday week Dr Humphreys of Llanfair presiding. Delegates were present from the parishes interested in the scheme. Amongst others present were the followingRev J. Wilym Jones, M.A., vicar of Meifod, Mr Arthur Williams Wynn, Coedymaen, Captain Luxmore, Captain Walker, Penlan Hall, Dr Greene, Messrs J. Richards. Lower Hall, Tom Jones, the Tan house, R. Humphreys, Bank Manager, Llanfair, E. Rowlands, Meifod, J. M. Jones, Marh- yrafal, E. Jones, Pentrego, Lot Williams, Pontrobert, James Pickstock, John Rogers, Dolooran Hall, T. Francis, Trefnanney, W. Theodore, Tymawr, R. Williams, Meifod, W. Story, secretary. Until the arrival of thu sscretary, Mr James Pickstock was appointed to record the minutes. The Chairman read the minutes of the previous meeting and the circular convening the meeting, which showed that the work to be transacted included: (1) To receive the report of the collectors (2) to appoint treasurer; (3) to appoint a surveyor to make a preliminary survey of the Four Crosses and Llan- fair route.—The report of the collectors, which was only partial, was considered very encouraging, and such as to justify the Conference in proceeding with the appointment of sarveyor.Oi) the motion of Captain Luxmore, seconded by Rev J. W. Jones, M.A., Mr R. Humphreys, Bank manager, Llanfair, was appointed treasurer. The names of six engineers were submitted to the meeting and on the motion of Captain Luxmore, seconded by Mr. Arthur Williams Wynn, Mr John E. Thomas, C.E., Wrexham, was appointed surveyor.—On the motion of Mr Wynn, seconded by Captain, the Chairman was desired to inform Mr Thomas of his appoint- ment, and to request him to complete the survey at once, and to adopt the cheapest possible route. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded the Chairman for presiding, on the motion of Captain Walker, seconded by Rev J. W. Jones. Sanguine hopes were entertained all along of the success of the scheme, and the meeting broke up in excellent spirits.—Mr Wynn's presence greatly encouraged the meeting, and his advice not to allow, delay was adopted.
LLANERFYL. MARRIAGE OF THE: RECTOR.—On Tnesday week at St. Michael's Church, Castle Frome, near Led- bury, the marriage of Rev. Charles Harington, Rector of Llanerfyl, seoonnd sou of Sir Richard Harington, Bart., of Whitbourne Court, Hereford- shire, with Miss Audrey E. Burges-Bayly, eldest daughter of Rev. R. Burges-Bayly, Rector of Castle Frome, and niece of the well-known authoresb, Edna Lyall." The bride, who was given away by her father, was attended by the following brides- maids -.—Miss Evelyn Borgess-Bayly (sister of the bride), Miss Harington and Miss Cecilia Harring- ton (sisters of the bridegroom), Miss May Crowfoot and Miss Adela Dowie. The bride wore a dress of ivory white Batin duchess, the bodice being trimmed with chiffon, and her lace viel fastened with a spray of orange blossom and a diamond star, the gift of Sir Riebard and Lady Harington. The bride's only other ornament was a pearl bracelet, tLe gift of her parents. She carried a bouquet presented by the bridegroom. The dresses of the bridesmaids were of white alpaca, the bodices being of grass lawn over pink silk, with fichus of pink silk edged with lace. They wore black picture hats, trimmed with pink roses, and black tulle, and carried bou- quets of La France roses presented hy Lady Har- ington. The bridegroom's gift to each was a gold and pearl ring. Mr. Richard Harington, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Canon Crowfoot, vice- chancellor of Lincoln (nnele of the bride), assisted by Rev Robert Harington (brother of the bride- groom), and Rev. Preuendary Lambert, rector of Stoke Edith. The chnrch was beautifully decora- ted with white flowers. The service was choral, the music being under the direction of Mr. T. F. Davis of Ledburv. The service closed bv the sinçr. the hymn. O. woroWp j,ho wards, KeVrTt. and Mrs. Burges-Bayly entertained a large number of guests at the rectory. Mr. and Mrs. Harington left for Oxford en route for Belgium. The bride's travelling dress consisted of a Louis Seize oostume in fawn-coloured canvas and pink silk, her black picture hat being trimmed with pink tulle and black ostrich feathers.
BISHOP'S CASTLE. DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL SHOW.—We are pleased to state that the entries for this show, which will be held on Wednesday next, are the largest since the formation of the Society; whilst those of live stock, poultry, &c., are about 50 more than any pre- vious year. Will intending competitors in the military tournament and open and local leaping classes note that entries close on Monday next. TOWN COUNCIL.—TUESDAY. Present: The Mayor, Councillor Walter James, Alderman A. Greenhous, Councillors Benjamin Bowon, M. Pugh, Geo. Edwards, Geo. Fletcher, Geo. Strawson, and Thos. Jones; Mr. Geo. Hamer (for the surveyor), and the Clerk (Mr. E. Griffiths). LIGHTING OF THE TOWX. The Watch Committtee reported that Mr. Morgan (the lessee of the Gasworks), not having replied stating at what price he would supply gas to lamps by meter but repeating the price of P,74 16s as before, the Committee are not prepared to recom- mend acceptance of his tender, and recommended that a reply to the former question asked be re- quested from Mr. Morgan, on the proposition of Councillor Strawson, seconded by Councillor Bowen.—It was unanimously agreed that the ques- tion of lighting the town be delegated from the Watch Committee to a special meeting of the Town Council, to be held as soon as soon as a reply was received from Mr. Morgan. WATER. Councillor Edwards asked the Chairman of the Waterworks Committee (Aid. Greenhous) if any report had been received from the Engineer respect- ing the opinion of the expert, who had been engaged endeavouring the remedy the defects at the reser- voir, and if it was correct that the water was lost through the rock, and if so would it be necessary to concrete the bottom and sides of the reservoir. —In replying, Mr. Greenhous said that Mr. Wyatt promised to, send in a report in time for that meet- ing, but that the same had not come to hand but, from a conversation that he (Mr. Greenhous) bad had with the expert, he was led to understand that the defect would be remidied at a small outlay.— Balances in hand Borough fund, 14s Id district, 19 7s; Waterworks, duo to treasurer, CI13 3s. BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS.—TUESDAY. Before Councillors Walter James (mayor) and Benjamin Bowen. RIDING ON SHAFTS. ALLEGED ROUGH LANGUAGE BY A CONSTABLE.—John Bowen, farmer's son. Lower Oakley, was charged by P.C. Morris with riding on the siltl;ts of a waggon drawn by three horses on the road leading from the Crow Gate to Bishop's Castle on the 7th of July.—The Officer deposed that at 12.30 noon on the day in question he was on duty at Love lane when he saw the defendant riding on the shafts of the waggon for a distance of 200 yards. When he saw him (Morris) he jumped down. Defendant's brother was riding in the waggon. There were no reins attached to the horses.—The defence was a total denial of riding on the shafts both by the defendant aId his brother Thomas, and the latter asserted that, when he' denied the officer's statement he called him a b liar. This the officer denied. In answer to Mr Bowen, the witness Thomas Bowen said that he was riding on the right, hand side of the fore part of the waggon. He (lid not see his brother on the shafts.—After consideration the magistrates ordered the defendant to pay costs 5s 6d. A CAUTION TO BICYCLISTS.—Thomas Kinsey, baker, of this town, was charged on information laid by P.C. Arkingstall with riding a bicycle at 10.20 p.m. on July 22 without a light. The defend- ant admitted the charge and stated that he told the officer that his light had gone out, and having onl.v two matches had failed to re-light it.—Fined 6d and 6s 6d costs. DRUNKENNESS. Thomas Husband ^Harley, Jenkins street, was fined 13s including costs, for being drunk on July 17th. Allowed a month to pay.—Edward Lloyd, for the same offence, was fined 7s including costs. On the application of Mr S. Bright, Six Bells Inn, a warrant of ejectment against Thos. Rawlings, for possession of a cottage, was granted. Rawlings did not appear.
PARLIAMENTARY. Al ON DAY. In House of Commons on Monday a debate took ]3 on Dublin Corporation Bill. Part ;I. of^ bill, which relates to franchise proposals, ..as Oted to be considered by the Committee, with a)w to bringing certain clauses into har- mony h the instrnctioms of the House. Mr E. M'Hu&aised the claim of the Irish College in Paris \1. large sum said to have been paid by France the Government early in the century a:; comperliou due to the College. Mr Hanbury, howeve repudiated the claim. Mr Wootton Isaacson ltrgestey to the Colonial Secretary that portersd police from West Africa should be em- ployea Rhodesia. Mr Chamberlain said he was advised^ the porters would be useless, and with regard tombatauts, there was amply material in South a from which to recruit. Answering Mr H. 0s. <j £ r Hanbury said that if the Presi- dent oft probate Division was prepared- as he understi.vfig was-to recommeud that in future the cost Vranslating wills written in Welsh should be paid lhe publi; the Treasury would raise no objection:Alr Pryce, in view of the danger of massacref Christians in Northern Syria, sug- gested thappointment of a Consular officer at Aintab orirash. Mr Curzon said the opinion of our Amba 'dor would be taken, but with Aleppo so near it .3 doubtful whether there were sufficient grounds f. making the appointment suggested. Sir C. Gulialled attention, by a question, to the frequent itances in which intoxicated persons were lande?rom excursion steamers, and the fact that the Liusing Act of 1272 did not apply to the licences of 9se vessels. Sir M. W. Ridley acknow- ledged that strong case could he made ont for fresh legisla-)u, but would only promise at present to bring theatt-er specially before the Licensing Commission Several instruction 011 'I16 P^Per being ruled t of order, the House went into Com- mittee on thsjcotch Rating Bill. TUESDAY. In the Hoi, of Commons Mr. Bryce asked if before the 804on closed the Government would give some motion of their vieWS as to the solu- tion of the prent troubles in Crete, and particu- larly as to ta necessity of requiring that the governor to appointed should be irremovable, ex- cept with the)tisent of the Powers, and that the plan of autmy to be settled for the island should be Pbed under the guarantee of the Powers. Mr. iirzon replied that the question was under the federation of the Powers, and that he was ht likely to be able to make an aunouncementfoefore the end of the sessun.- Replying to M:Maclean, Mr Chamberlain said the two Reform prisoners—Mr Sampson and Mr Davies-who sfueed to sign a petition to the Govern ment othe Transvaal were still in gaol, where, accordi to their own statement, they were treated with eVry consideration. The allegation in a memorial n their beha'f sent to the British Agent at Pretoia, that the "Reformers' only laid down their arm under the promise of British pro- tection, was ^ntradicted by the High Com- piissioner and Sir Jacobus de Wet. It was im- possible to appal to the magnanimity of President Kruger to releak the prisoners when they refused to petition tiltaiselves. Mr Maclean asked a further question to the employment of British troops in Rhodtia. The Colonial Secretary re- plied that Sir F.Harrington was told when he was in London, and in upon his arrival in Capetown, that the Govern\ent would supply whatever forces might be asked tr, and the question of expense was not to be aken into consideration. Sir C. Dilke brought in a bill to amend the law relating to shops, and stitod that the National Union of Shop Assistants vere the promoters. The Bill was read a first title. The Committee stage of the Scotch Agricultural Rating Bill was then resumed. WEDNESDAY- The Committet stage of the Scotch Agricnltural Rating Bill was turned in the House of Commons. Mr Caldwell movid the omission of a sub-section which provided fq- the relief of the Royal barghs from the land ta* The hon. member admitted that the tax shonli be abolished, as it cost £2,000 a year to collect £ ),000, but he objected to the Government method. Sir H. Calnpbell-Bannernian supported the clause, and the amendment was negatived withouta division. Sir C. Dilke moved the omission of a gab-gectoion which provides that £ 15,000 shall be paid for the improvement of con- gested districts in the Highlands ant* -^s'an °: Scotlands. Mr M'aeod, on the other hand, urged that the grant was insufficient, and moved that it be increased to £ 46,000. Both amendmeats were withdrawn. Capfccin moved an amendment instead of five as proposed "by the Government. The amendment was rejected, however, by 163 votes to 75" The bill, as amended, was then i*e- ported to the House. Mr Balfonr announced that the report stage and third reading would be taken on Thursday. THURSDAY. In the House of Commons the clauses in the Dublin Corporation Bill for the extension of the municipal franchise were agreed to The Bill pro- vided that the city be divided into wards returning three members each, but that each elector have only two votes, the object being to create a minority representation. Mr Galloway asked that long and meritorious services of police officers should be recognised when honours were dis- tributed in connection with the lonO" reign of the Queen. Mr Balfour said the :Prime Minister would consider any representations which were made to him. Mr C. Wilson asked for all inquiry into the working of the Merchandise Marks Act, as affect- ing British trade and shipplUg-, and the advantage it gave to foreign goods, "Suiting to some extent in the shipping trade of Hamburg already taking precedence over Liverpool." ]\jr Ritchie agreed that the matter called for an inquiry. A question being asked as tothe London University Com- mission Bill, Mr Balfour said its prospects of passing were not favO4rabie at present. Mr. G. Balfour introduced a Suspensory Bill deal- ing with the money which accrues to Ireland in consequence of grants having been made to England and Scotland for the relief of agriculture. The bill was read a first: time. The report stage of the Scotch Rating Bill was then taken. Mr. Crombie moved that no relief be given where the rent is raised after the passing of the Act. The Lord Advocate, in resisting this, said rent might be raised in consequence of the landlord having effected improvements. Sir G, Trevalyen sug- gested that an exception might be made to meet a casr: of that kind. The amendment was rejected, however, by 119 votes to_ 49. A number of other amendments were also registered. The House of Lords went into Committee on the Irish Land Bill. Viscount Templetown moved as an amendment to clause 1 that the several classes of land on a holding should be shown on a map, with the estimated area of each, and the fair rent recorded on the assumption that all improvements were made or aquired by the, landlord. Lord Lansdowne could not accept the amendment. The Government had, he said, seriously considered it, and were driven to the conclusion that if they asked for all these details at the hands of the Land Commission Court,they would overburden it. Lord Londonderry supported the amendment, re- marking that it was but just to the landlords that they should be given full details of the reasons why the sub-corn missions fixed the extraordinary rents they did. On the vote, 125 voted for the amendment and 65 against. The announce- ment of the figures was received wit-It cheers. Lord Cloncurry moved an amendment to clause 4 limiting the operation of the bill as regarded pas- toral land to tenancies of the rateable value of £.50 and under, and not £100 as proposed by tho bill. Lords Erne, Macnaghten, and Clonbrock supported the amendment. Lord Lansdowne could not accept the amendment. The Earl of Powerscourt, Lord Inchiquin, and Lord LOIldonderry spoke in support of it and the Duke of Devonshire opposed it. He said they had heard sonie observations from noble lords from Ireland complaining of the conduct, ol the Government towards them, considering all they and their friends had done for the Government. He thought they would do well to remember that ample notice was given before the general election of the general lines on which the Government in- tended to legislate in this matter. On a division, the amendment was carried by 107 votes to 60, and the clause, as amended, was added to the bill. —
PAT. ANNIVERSARY SKRVU'es- -The anniversary ser- vices in connection with the Primitive Methodist Sunday School were held on Sunday. The services in the forenoon were conducted by Mr. Lokier. of Oswestry, and in the afternoon by Mr. Eaton, of Wolverhampton, who took the place of Mr. W. H. Plimmer, of Oswestry, who was unable to be present. Mr. Lokier took the services in the even- ing. At the afternoon and evening services Miss A. Veuables sang solos, Miss Venables accompany- ing. The services were well attended, and the collections were in advance of last year. I he annual tea was held on Monday, after which games were indulged in iB Mr. Owen's fields, in the even- ing a meeting was held, the Rev. W. Perry pre^if ing, when addresses were given by Mr. King (London) and Mr. Eaton.
CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS COMPANY. HALF-YEARLY M EETIXG. Mr J. F. Buckley, chairman, presided over the sixty-fifth half-yearly meeting of the Cambrian Railways Company held at the Euston Hotel, London, on Thursday afternoon. There were also present the following directors: Lord Henry Yane- Tempes, the Hon. Robert Chas. Herhert, Messrs A. C. Humphreys-Owen, M.P., Wm. Bailey Hawkins. J. W. Maclure, M.P., and H. F. Slattery. Of share- holders there were present. Major Pryce-Jones, M.P., Messrs G. B. Bryan, Underwood, Fraser, Hardie, S. G. Sheppard. William Morgan. T. Kennedy (auditor), and T. Fraser (auditor), Mr Denniss (the manager), Mr R. Brayne (secretary), Mr-George Owen (engineer), Mr H. C. Corfield (solicitor), Mr IN. Aston (locomotivesuperintendent), Mr Roberts (accountant), and Mr S. Williamson (from the secretary's office). Mr BRAYNE (secretary) having read the notice convening the meeting, The CHAIRMAN then affixed the seal of the Com- pany to the register, and in moving the adoption of the report, addressed the meeting to the following effect, :—In presenting to the share- holders the 65th half-yearly report, yaur Directors are able to expresss satisfaction at the substantial increase in the revenue account amount- ing to E7985. This increase is more particularly in passenger and parcels traffic, but there is also a considerable augmentation of receipts in respect of merchandise, live stock, and minerals. The increase year by year in the number of passengers using the third class has become proverbial. This half year it numbers 157,928, and in amount £3337. The first class passongers have also somewhat increased, and there is a slight improvement in the revenue from season tickets. The increase of 4500 tons and 11721 in revenue derived from gooda traffic is largely due to the opening of the Wrexham and Ellesmere line, and arises from general traffic. There is also a substantial increase in the tonnage of mineral traffic amounti; g to over 19,000 tons, bringing in £1563 additional revenue. A much larger quantity of lime and limestone has been carried, and the improvement in the building trade has required the conveyance of more slates by nearly 3000 tons. The new Birmingham Water- works have given us about 1300 tons of additional minerals. The general state of trade in the district covered by your line is not unsatisfactory, but the development of the agricultural re- sources of the neighbourhood leaves a good deal to be desired. The conference of those inter- ested in agriculture with some of your Directors, to which allusion was made in your last report, was held at Machynlleth and elicited dis- cussion on various questions relating to the produc- tion and conveyanca of dairy and other farm produce, which will no doubt bear fruit both directly and indirectly. One advantage will be that unquestionably a better understanding was arrived at between the deleeates at the conference on the one hand and the officers of the company on the other. The advantages of co-operation on the part of farmers and others to enable them to put their traffic on the rails in larger quantities in order that lower rates could be obtained was forcibly impressed upon those present, and, thanks to the facilities afforded by the Press, the details of the proceedings were well reported in most of the newspapers in Wales and the adjoining dis- tricts. As a result of the discussion your officers deemed it necessary to offer general reductions in the rates for the conveyance of live stock between stations on your line. Other proposals for reduc- tion are still under consideration. It was finally determined to invite the County Councils of Mont- gomeryshire, Radnorshire, Breconshire, Cardigan- shire, Merionethshire, and Carnarvonshire, to nominate three members each to form a standing committee to deal with matters relating to agricnl- ture, with the General Manager of your company as convener, and your Directors axe hopeful that this committee will develop into a chamber of agriculture which will be able to deal effectively with the minute details of all questions concerning the development of the agricultural resources of the Cambrian district. We have shown our willingness to do what we can to help the farmers, and in the future much will depend on the extent to which they show a dis- position to assist themselves. Your Directors and the officers of the company are most anxious to continue to render what assistance they can in the mutual interests of the shareholders and those interested in agriculture. With regard to the expenditure, I am sorry to say there is also a con- siderable increase. This is due principally to the necessity for repairing the permanent way and re- sleepering considerable portions of the line. Owing to the increased speed at which trains must Wrtrn 111 Orner to meet top prrbffv, re^airom.inu U is essential that the permanent way be maintained in a thoroughly satisfactory condition, and you will observe that under this head there is an increase of £ 3,767. During the half-year considerable lengths of the line on the coast section have been re-laid and re-sleepered, and portionq also of the inland section have been re-sleepered. I have gono very carefully into the whole of this expenditure with our chief engineer, Mr George Owen, and be informs me that there will not be the same necessity during the next half-year for such a heavy outlay in either re-laying or re-sleepering. The train mile- age during the half-year has been 637,361 miles, or an increase of 77,637. In the passenger trains there is an increase of 48,692, and goods of 28,945. This increase is due in some measnre to the restrictions of the Board of Trade necessitating the abandonment of certain mixed goods and passenger trains. There is also an increase in the expeusas of carriage and waggon repairs and renewals and in working the additional quantity of goods and passenger traffic, but an analysis of the figures shows that the increase is not in proportion to the extra number of train miles run. The following particulars of the cost per train mile during the last, half year of 1895 will be of interest to vou:Maintenance of way, works, &c., 1896,6.83. 1895, tU5; loco power, 7.69, 8.28; car- riao-e and waggon repairs, renewals, 2.30, 2.52; traffic expenses, 7.93, 8.24; general charges, 2.17, 2 36: other incidental items, 1.27, 1.37; total, 1896, 2'419- 1895. 114.92. These figures indicate that the economical working of the traffic has not been overlooked. The nott increasein the revenue enables your Directors to pay the dividend on the A Band C debenture stocks and to carry forward to the next half year a sum of zEl: 10. The prospects for ths current, half year are more than usually hopeful. The demand for goods waggons in all parts of the line is I am informed unusually heavy. There seems to be a general improvement, in the building trade, and several new brick yards are being opened in different parts of the line. The quantity of traffic received by the Birmingham Water Works is likely to be largely increased, and will probabJy continue so for some time. The chief feature of interest during the past half year has unquestion- ably been the visit of their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales to Plas Machynlleth during which the Prince of Wales was installed at Aberystwyth as the first Chancellor of the University of Wales. The arrangements for deal- ing with the unprecedentedlv heavy traffic occasioned by the Royal visit, were made with very great care by the General Manager and other officers of the Company, and were carried out with conspicuous success by all the members of the staff throughout the system, and the punctual running of the large number of extra trains on that occa- sion, evoked the universal admiration of the public, and'no doubt very greatly improved the reputation of your line. A cordial letter of thanks from the Prince and Princess of Wales was ad- dressed by Sir Francis Knollys to Mr. Dennis after- wards,and your directors at their last meeting placed on record by resolution their cordial appreciation of the complete success with which the traffic was worked. That about 80 trains which were run into and out of Aberystwyth on the day of the Instal- lation should have been worked in both directions without a. single hitch and with remarkable prompt- ness is certainly worthy of unusual commendation. The widespread notice which was taken throughout the country of tlw;, loyal visit will no doubt tend to draw visitors to t!ie watering places and other interesting resorts on your line, and will thus in- directly benefit the shareholders. During the half year the resignation has been received with much regret of one of onr colleagues, Col. Laurie, who has found it necessary to retire owing to his state of health. His place has been filled by the election of Mr Thomas Craven, of Woodhoyes Park, Ajhton- on Mersey, Cheshire, a. gentleman who has a con- siderable interest in your Company and who is well known in Manchester and the North of England. It will be observed that the Bill promoted in the present Parliament by which powers were sought to raise additional, capital to acquire certain lauds, and for of her purposes, passed through both Houses of Parliament as an unopposed measure, and received the Royal assent on the 2nd ultimo. )-oil will be asked at a special meeting, to be held at at the conclusion of the business of the present one to o-ivc tho Directors the requisite permission for raisin"- this additional capital as and when they may deem it desirable in your interests. Mr. HAUKINS seconded the adoption of the report and statements of accounts. Major PKYCE-JOKES, M.P., said that he desired to offer a few words ot congratulation and more particularly from a railway point of view, inasmuch as he regarded the meeting as an important era in railway history. As one who had taken interest, both in out of the House of Commons, on light railways, he would like to say a few words in reference to what he hoped would be a liberal and broad policy of all existing railway companies to- wards the new light railways that might be called into existence. As one interested in the Cambrian I Railways Company, he must express the feeling amongst those interested in the railway, that the I profit and loss account this year was not more favourable than what it was. But he was not th.ere to compare the expenditure of the Cambrian Railways Company with other companies, or with past years, nor was he there to criticise their action (hear, hear). The permanent way renewal suspense account had saved the Company some z26,000 a year, and there YPs also an increase in thereeeiptsof tiie mails amounting to zC6,000 or £ 7,000 a year, and there was the extra traffic brought about by the Birmingham Water Works and also the opening of the Wrexham and Ellesmere line. He regarded all this of course as of very great advantage to the Cambrian line, but he regarded as still more important the policy of the present Board, whi h he understood was one of great boldness, and he looked forward to that policy being amply rewarded by increased traffic in all its branches. He noticed that the cost of advertising was very large. There was a considerable increase upon the corresponding half- year, and of course there was a large increase upon five years ago, but this he attributed to the improved accommodation of the carriages and public facilities generally. He wished also to speak to the Board upon another point. He congratulated the directors upon the conference—a successful conference he tl: ought which bad been held to the agricultural interests— and be hoped that the efforts of the directors would bear fruit. He now made an appeal to the directors to remember the rest of the local traffic, and the industries surrounding the line-both the manufacturing and mineral. At a former meeting he took the opportunity of pointing out the increase of the rate charged for the conveyance of coal—a very large increase-he believed that increase was brought about by the fact that this industry was not fully represented at the Railway Commission, and he appealed to the directors to reduce the charge for the carriage of coal, manufacturing materials and minerals, for he was convinced that if this was done there would be a permanent increase in local traffic. He hoped that it was true that the Cambrian Railways Company had decided to take over the Vau Railway and the only complaint he bad to bring before the Directors—he was not at all jealous, in fact he was a strong advocate ot opening up their seaside towns—but he trusted that that policy should not be allowed to inter- fere with the local industries. Last year, more particularlv in the autumn, the goods traffic from Manchester and other large cities was con- siderably late, in many cases four and twenty houts. He was quite aware that the fault was not entirely tlat of the Cambrian Railways Company, but of other companies, and he would only express the hope that the present directors would do what they could to meet the wishes of those who lived in the neighbourhood of the Cambrian Railways. A few months ago a friend of his expressed surprise that the junction of the line at Glandovey was not done away with, and instead the construction of a double from [Machynlleth undertaken by the directors. This would mean the saving of a considerable amount of time, and unquestionably a very considerable saving in money to the company. He was sure that the directors appreciated the ready way in which the share- holders generally had responded to their invitation to authorise additional debenture stock. He hoped that the debentures would be offered at a premium, and that a repitition of what took place a few years ago, which led to some complaints, wonld upon this occasion be avoided. As a member of the House of Commons he might say that the question of light railways had been most favourably received by Parliament, and in return he hoped that existing railway companies would exercise every encourage- ment and every help to the light railways that might be brought into existence (hear, hear). Upon behalf of those residents who lived within the area of the Cambrian Railways he should like to take that opportunity of expressing their appreciation of the splendid arrangements made for the royal visit. He understood that over a hundred trains went into Aberystwyth, and that in itself, and more particularly the accommodation provided and the punctuality displayed, had redounded to the credit of the company for what they had accomplished upon a single line, He only hoped, if a sufficient I time was allowed, that the wise and active policy that the company was now pursuing would meet [ with the reward it deserved (hear, hear). Mr BRYAN (shareholder) said that he thought rrtiB-presentl«rg» inorooae in the working expenses which entirely did away with the increase in the receipts was most unsatisfactory to the preference and ordinary shareholders, however gratifying it might be to holders of debentures. To him tne railway appeared to be managed entirely in the interests of the debenture holders and that no con- sideration was shown to the preference and ordinary shareholders. As the directors were wanting to spend more money he thought that they should tell them when such a thing was going to cease. For the last three or four years con- stant additions had been made to capital, much of which was owing to the Board of Trade regulations, but still the more capital that was added to the debentures meant badly to the preference holders. He was quite tired of never seeing any signs of lifo in the lower securities. Considering that every railway with the exception of the Cambrian had succeeded in obtaining an advance in price he thought that he might well be disappointed at see- ing the securities at. such ruinous prices as the preferences were. The Hull and Barnsley Rail- way had had a good price offered them by the North Eastern Railway, and why should not the Cambrian have an offer made to them, say by the Midland or some other great railway company ? He thought that the directors should ascertain what price the railway company mentioned would give them to absorb their stock. It could not do any harm and might be productive of great good (hear, hear). In regard to the remarks of the last speaker Mr. BI CKLEY said that he did not think the directors of the company would object to an offer from another company but it was very unlikely to get an olter from any other company, and it would be unwise for the company to hawk themslves about. Perhaps the assistance of any intermediary might be of service, and a shareholder could, if he desired take the opportunity of sounding in any quarter where he thought business might be done. As regards the selling price of their shares, there was not much of an advance during the past year, but compared with the year before there was a very striking advance in the value of even the lower stock. As lie explained in his opcning speech the year had been one of great trial to thecompanv for they had had forced upon them obligations which would not recur. They had had a large amount of train mileage thrust upon them, and hi addition to this the new openings they had made had not yet had time to bear fruit. but no doubt in time they would bear fruit, and considerable advantage would be reaped. As regards the traffic from the Birmingham water supply which was as yet only in its beginnings, they ex- pected a good deal more in future than they at present obtained. Refering to the remarks of Major Pryce-Jones with reference to Glandovv Junction, he might say that the directors bad con- sidered it upon more than one occasion and had come to the conclusion after a very careful con- sideration at all events for the present—that until the line was doubled the balance of dis- advantages was adverse to doing away with the juuetion. The question had been before the directors who quite appreciated the pros and cons of the ease. As to light railwavs, the directors had had a little experience of light railways. They received considerable traffic from off the Festiniog, Corris and the Dinas Mawddwy lines, and they would always receive light railways with open arms (hear, hear). He did not think that they had any power to subscribe towards the cost of the construction of light railways but they were ever ready to offer them every facility consistent with their own interests (hear, hear). Respecting the question of rates he had no doubt that Mr. Denniss had taken a note of the remarks made and would consider the questions. He agreed with Major Pryce-Jones that their thanks were due to the pro- prietors who had obtained their capiLli powers; but they must be very careful not to add additional burdens to those already in existence (hear, hear). They felt that they wanted a rest as the leng-th of their original capital had been reached. The motion was then agreed to and the report formally adopted. Tho ordinary business having been concluded, a special meeting was held. The CHAIRMANexplained that the special meeting was called to pass the following resolution 1 hat this general meeting, specially convened, hereby creates the snm of £ 600,000 (D) Debenture stock authorised by the Cambrian Railways Act, 1896, aud hereby determines that such stock shall be issued in such amounts as may from time to time be required for the purposes of that Act." Mr J. W. MACLURE, M.P., seconded the notion, which was agreed to. Major h. PRYCE-JONES, M.P., then moved that the best thanks of the meeting be and are hereby given to Mr Buckley for presiding, and to the directors generally for their attention to the interests of the Company during the last half-year. There was no doubt that the Board of Directors was the most able directorate the company had had, and he could only once more reiterate his sincere hope that their efforts would in time be amply rewarded. JUr A. HARDIE seconded, and it was carried. Mr BUCKLEY returned thanks on behalf of his colleagues and himself, aud trusted that in futtire they would do better (hear, bear). -+
REFUSAL OF A BANKRUPT'S DISCHARGE. "A BIRD OF PREY TO BE CAGED." In the London Bankruptcy Court on Tuesday, before Mr Registrar Linklater, an application vlas made for the discharge of Mr W. Williams, titaffer merchant, 107, Cannon street. From the report of the Official Reciever it appeared that the debtor failed in March, 1891, with liabilities to the amount of £ 23,450 13s 3d. The assets realised JE806. The debtor carried on business at Builth, South Wea from 1866 to 1886, during which time he ajpo carried on business in Birmingham in partnership as the Bridge Wharf Timber Company. In 13^6 he transferred his Builth business to his brothfijg, as it was a losing concern, and he wisjRl to get rid of the liability. He afterwajj^s got rid of the Birmingham business. He tSfrn came to London, and started as an outside broker as Ainsworth and Co. He afterwards with- drew from that firm, having lost all the capital he put in, viz. £ 3,000. He then acted as agent for Jris brothers in discounting their bills, receiving for &s services a commission of 5 per cent. on a total turnover of £ 40,000. He did not remit all the proceeds, and at the date of the failure a sum of £ 9,000 was due to his brothers. In order to effect, the discounts, he had three banking accounts open under the names of Williams, Williams and Co., and Wynn and Co., he explaining at his pnblic exatntDA- tion that he used the different names because wfk-en the discounts were heavy at one bank he had to get discount at another one. Messrs J. and A. Williajos failed in November, 1890, and being pregled for the bills he endeavoured to make "5n arrangement but failed. He attributed his failure to his liability on behalf of his brothers and to his losses on Stock Exchange speculators. The offences alleded were assets not equal to 4% in the pound, infficient books, and rash sftd I azardous speculations.-The Registrar, in givflaix judgment, said that the fact that the debtor lilt not applied for his discharge before would not make the slightest difference in the course he intended to pursue, because he should deal with the caaoby absolutely refusing the order of discharge. 1qBe debts might be devided into two classes, viz. the money he cheated his brothers out of and the moity he cheated the bank out of. In carrying on bill discounting he had used three named and thltee banks, and had led the banks to believe that the bills were trade bills. That was a fraudulent cogwe of business, and such a man must be regarded a bird of prey, who must be caged for all timeg. Discharge refused accordingly. -+-
MARKETS. FARMING AND THE CORN TRADE. Messrs. W. L. Browne and Co. report:—Moch Wheat, and many fields of oats have been Çsit during the past week, but barley, not being gener- ally ready has provided the reaper with less wrojrk. The rain which Iras fallen since Thursday hindered harvest operations, but it has ORB extremely serviceable to the struggling root craps aad thirsty pastures. For the time of year a air volume of trade has passed thronph at unchanged prices. SmtKivsBURY CORN MARKET, SATURDAY.—Quo- tations: White wheat 3s lOd to 4s 01, tlfw ditto Os Od to Os Od per 751bs; red wheat 3ad to 3s lOd, new ditto Os Od to Os Od per 7qlP8; barley Os Cd to Os Od per 701be; new oats 11s ocfto 12s 6d, old ditto 6s Od to 0s Od p3r 22fitha; peas, lis 5d to 12s 6d per 2251bs new beans, 13p%d to 14s 6d, and old ditto 16s to 17s per 240lbs. LIVERPOOL, CATTLE, MONDAY.—The supply" of stock was larger than last week, showing an .in- crease of 216 beasts, and an increase of 2,467 shQfrp, which met a fair demand for all classes at late raws. Prices —Best beasts (>JA, second 5d, third 4!d Jjer Ib; best Scotch sheep, 7 to 6jd other sorts, 7d to 5d per lb; lamb, 7,32d to 8!d per lb. Numbers: Beasts, 784; sheep and lambs, 12,983. WKtsHPoot CORN, MONDAY.—Wheat, lis GCT to Its 6d per 2251ba; Barley, Os Od to Os Od; oats, 10s 6d to 12s Od per 2251bs. WELSHPOOL, Monday.—Butter lOd to lid pecjb; eggs 16 to 17 for Is; fowls 3s 6d to 4s 6d pur chickens, 4s Od to 6s Od ducks, 4s 6d to 6s CXf.P.er couple; geese, Os Od to Os Od each; turkeys, Os Otji to Os Od each; rabbits Is 3d to Is 6d per couple; potatoes, Os Od per cwt. NEWTOWN GENERAL, TUESDAY. — Eggs, fa to for Is; butter, 9d to lid per lb; fowls/ 3b 6d to 4s 6d per couple; ducks, 4s 6d to 6e Od per couple; chickens 4s Od to 6s Od per couple rabbifca, Is Od to Is 6d per couple. BIRMINGHAM CATTLE, TUESDAY. — Fair gnpply of cattle, sheep, and pigs, for which there waa a bad trade. Prices ruled about as follows:— Beef, 4|d to 6jd mutton, 6d to 7Jd per lb S§tib, Od to Od per lb; bacon pigs 7s 9d to 8s Od per score porkets Os Od to 8s Od sows 4s 9d tc, 5s Od. SALFORD CATTLE, TUESDAY—At market, 1,900 cattle, 16,000 sheep and lambs, and 130 cadres. The following were the best prices obtainable; Cattle, 5d to 61 d sheep, 6d to 8d calves, 5icl to 6d per lb.; lambs, up to 8Jd. There W*'$ a better trade for cattle, and the prices of sheep jand lambs were dearer. There was a good demand for calves. CORK BUTTER, TUEsDA Y.-Primeet, 84s; prinie, 78s first, 79s seconds, 76s; thirds, 72s fourths, 63s fiftns, OOs. Kegs: Firsts,—s; seconds, —8; Mild Cured Choicest, 90s choice, 79e; superfine, 86s; fine mild, 79s mild, 78s; choicest boxes, 9_r4ki; choice, s. In market: 42-0 firkins, 323 mild, tnd 55 boxes. LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY. Wheat arm Friday's full prices 1, Californian, 5s 5& te 5s 6d; 2 Winter, 5s 2d to 5s y. Spring, OB'IW to Os Od. Beans firm Saidi 238 Od to 23s 3d. Peas, 4s 7d to Os Od, in the river. Oats TOry slow white 2s Od to 2s 2-d. Maize fair deoMtod and offering, satisfactory business—mixed, 4 to 4s 10M. Flour unchanged. Hran about fed per ton dearer. WIIITCTIRRCH, FRIDAY. Wheat, 3e 8d to 3s lOd per 75 lbs; barley 3s Od to 3s 6d per 701bs; oats, 2s 6d to 3s Od per 50 lbs eggs. 13 to 15 for Is; butter, Is Id to ls2d per 16 ozs fowls, 3s 8d to 3s 6d per couple; ducks, 4s Od to 4s Od per couple geese, 0s Od to 0s Od per lb; turkeys, 0s Od to 0s Od per lb; potatoes (per measure), 0s Od to Os Od new, Os d to Os Od per lb beef, 6d to 8d per lb; mutton, 7d to 9d; lamb, 9d to Os 19d per lb. veal 6d to 8d per lb.; pork, 5d to 7d per lb; rabbits 2s Od t.o 2s 2<1 per couple. OSWESTRY WEEKLY CATTLE FAIR.—The above fair was well attended and there was a poocf show in all departments. Cattle were in good condifien Prices ruled as follows Beef from 5d to 6d per Ib; mutton. 6d to 8d veal, 5d to 6d Iatnb, 7d to 8d per lb; pork pigs Os Od to 7s 6d, and bacon pigs 6s Od to 7s Od per score lbs. OSWESTRY COKN MARKET, "WEDNESDAY.—White wheat, 4s Od to 4s 2d per 75 lbs red w&at, 3s 10.1 to 4s Od pcr751bs; oats (old), 12s Od to I3s0d- per 235 lbs malting barley, OOs to OOs Od per 280 Ibs.; beans, old. 148 Od to 14s 6d per 240lbs; peas 12s Od to 13s Od per 2251bs. t OSWESTRY GRXERAL MARKET, WEDNESDAY. Butter, Is to Is 3d per lb eggs, 14 to for J8; potatoes, old, 28 6d to 2s 9d per cwt.; new, 8 ibs for 6d; beef, 7d to 8d perlb; mutton, 7d to 9d. veal, 7d to 8d lamb, 8d to 9d per Ib pork, 6d f, 8d per lb; fowls, 4s Od to 5s Od per couple: ducks 5s Od to 6s Od per couple; geese, Os Od to 0" eat-h; turkeys, Os to Os each rabbits 2s 4d to 2s 6d couple; carrots, Id per bundle. LEICESTER WOOL, TnuRsi,AY.-The holiday season has not been unwelcome as far as hold aud wool staplers are concerned, there b^in stro .g disposition on the part of both buyers ar,H BRADFORD WOOL, THURSDAY T}>« business in raw material remains eompSh J7 significant, and though quota!i<,n- Par'-tu>lv "»* the advantage stili rests with ♦he'T Uuenan«f'd transactions which do take place' Tv yer of the situation is :liat neitL,- n Peculiarity wish to do much business undei e^S/01' stances. P.oth parties are w tL f curcTn- in the meantime almost all^t 8 7 a tUrn' bnt got at something under maSt* °f quantities. maiket price for small
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