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FOOTBALL NOTES. LBY VETERAN."] Last Saturday I spent with the juniors, and I ean truly say that it is a long time since I enjoyeda game of football so much. I think my two old cronies, Messrs Edwards and Davies, the staunchest supporters of football in Oswestry, would say the same. These two worthy old gentlemen for once deserted the first team, but it was to assist and Cheer the coming men on to victory, and when the whistle finally sounded, with the Oswestry Reserve victors by three goals to two, the players themselves were not more delighted than my two dear old friends. The game lwas exceedingly fast from the kick-off. I believe I should not be wrong if I say it was the fastest game I have seen on the ground this season. The ground looked in capital condition, but when play actually commenced it was found to be on the sli apery side, and the home players took quite a quarter of an hour to feel at home." The forwards could not stick on their pins like the Athletic men, and, consequently, the latter bad the best of the opening exchange". When the Reserves once got into their stride then they proved themselves much the better men. During the first half the combination of the visitors was first-rate in the open, and the home supporters, who at first felt confident their pets would pull through, began to have doubts as to the final result. In close quarters, however, the visitors were anything but dangerous, and the Reserves goalkeeper in this period had not a really troublesome shot to stop till the last five minutes. This was partly on account of the poor work of the Athletic in front of goal, but it was also due to the grand defence of George Whitfield and his worthy partner, who did eo much work and bottled the opposition so effectively that Thomas was not called upon. The first portion was noticeable for the really splendid goalkeeping of Nicholls, who kept all shots out of the net in such a manner M to call forth loud cheers from the spectators. At the same time there was fault to be found with the combination of Oswestry. The passing was ragged and anything but correct. Milner was not himself, and did not play up to his form all through, and this seemed to upset the other forwards, though they were very fast and smart, but short and quick passing was not often practised. The two outside men were often cheered for clever runs, but both had the same fault-they would persist in taking the ball too far in their respective corners before crotmtng, &-od tha result—robbery— aoenrred too frequently. Tbe halves were safe and the two backs very fine. The same may be said of the visitors' defence, and the left half was not over gentle in his movements. The result at the end of 45 minutes was a blank, and both sides had done such good work that it seemed a question of con- dition for the rest of the game. On changing ends the ball travelled M rapidly as before up and down the ground, and the play was again even till the visitors scored from a foul-a rather poor goal. This woke the little Reserves and for the next half hour they gave us a rare specimen of fast and good football. Ere long pretty play brought the ball down on the right and after a little dodging it was sent in the net, but'tbe lost player was offside- only just a little—and the goal disallowed. From the-kick-off down came the home left wing pair, and after a nice dribble Watkin most judiciously eentred, and Kynastoa landed as fine a goal as any- one need wish to see. Still keeping up their form and pressure the home players peppered away well at goal, and on several occasions only missed by inches., From corners, exceedingly well-placed, two more good goals resulted, and it seemed all over with the Athletic, but like rare plucked ones they came on again and forced the pace, while the Reserves seemed played out in the last ten minutes. A good bit of combined play ended in the inside right scoring o. 2 for the visitors, and from the centre kick they made the pace very hot for the Reserves, and till the end of the game the visitors had rather the best of it. The victory of 3 to 2 did not quite represent the play. The home team should have scored, at least two more goals, and the visitors ought to have been kept out, but the Os. westry boys were not so sturdily built as the Athletic, and the great pace on the heavy ground told its tale on several. Barratt and G. Whitfield lasted well to the end, but the othera tired badly. Barratt, all through played a great game, and another year will find him a leading man in the 1st team. W. Jones, in the first half especially, tackled and fed grandly, and what is better still he played a very gentlemanly game, and at times under great provocation. Walsh was always in ths thick of the fray, aud the backs never shirked their work. In the second half the forwards improved and the passing was quicker and much more correct-with: less dribbling into the corners. The visitors, though defeated, proved a very clever and good team. Their goal-keeping was Al and the defence very stubborn. The forwards, as in the first half, were capital in the open, but again dreadfully weak and uncertain near goal. Gosson was the best of the lot. While the Reserves were qualifying for the next round, the 1st team were fighting at Chirk for a couple of points which they succeeded in notching. The game was not a very good one and par- took more of a scramble with here and there brilliant touches. The ball was kept moving from one end of the field- to the other and the play was very even. If anything, the home team had more real good chances of scoring, but strange to say the Chirk passing usually so cool and effective in front of goal was very wild. The defence of Oswestry was capital, both Edwards aad Lewis proving well nigh impassable. Oswestry finished up by scoring two goals, which were obtained by Edwards the iull back. This work of J. Bdwards must be about. a record in its way. The well-deserved victory of Oswestry, now places them first on the League list with the same number of goals as the Druids, but with a better goal average. The Druids found stubborn foes in Brymbo on Saturday and a rare tough fight found a blank scorit.g sheet. Both teams were short of some of their best players, the Druids suffering most in this respect. The game to-day for the Welsh Cup, between Oswestry and the Druids has a very open aspect. On form nothing divides the teams and the only advantage the Druids have is, as to ground. Put this on one side and I fancy Oswes- try. Even with the ground in their favour the Drnids will find their match. I fully expected Newtown to snatch a couple of points from Rhostyllen, but sad to say the reverse was the case. As at Chirk the game was a very fast one and very even. Half-time found the scoring level, ONe goal each. In the second half and playing up the hill, the home team played in a most spirited manner and gained two goals to none. The victory of Rhostyllen was a surprise to most people, but on the day's play the home team de- aerved their victory. In justice to the losers it should be stated that Evan Bees, owing to domestic affliction, was an absentee, and his place was taken at the last moment by B. Hughes. Aberystwyth Town met their rivals from the College on Saturday. The day was bitterly cold and spectators id not turn out so numerously as •n former occasions. Ia the first few minutes the College had the best of the game and it looked as if they were going to ioore first. They had a good defenee and though they were short of the services of Roose they played a really good man in goal. The Town were without Morris, which was a great loss. His place was taken by Edwards. The home forwards were not exceptionally smart, but the defence was really strong. Rea and young James were the favourites. Rea played a regular fighting game, and though opposed to heavy backs came out with flying colours. In the first half James was not very good and was often in the way morn than anything. In the second half he shone well and popped three goals in. The halves were strong, and W. R. and Edwards played a confident and winning game. Rumsey Williams did good work all through. The College men depended largely on a Kick and rush, but this time it did not come off, and they often lost ground by it, as they gave the opposing defenders time to clear. The result of this game, 4 to 1 in favour of the Town, proves that great improvement has taken place in the Town team, and they need not lose heart in their Cup encounter to-day. Which ever side wins the game will be a good and determined one, and with Professor R. T. Gough at the end of the whistle there will be no favour shown. All will depend on merit, coupled of course with the usual amount of luck. In the North Shropshire Junior Leagne the Ellesmere Rangers, with a weak team, rubbed it in to poor suffering Bascburcb by no less than 16 to nil. What would they have done with the full team present ? In the same League Whittington defeated Ruyton by 5 to 1, and thus kept up their previous good form. At first the home defenders were un- certain, but after Ruyton bad scored their first and only goal the Whittingtonians pulled themselves together, and then they went for the Ruyton men with a vengeance. For the rtst of the game Ruyton were out of it. Shrewsbury bad not much trouble in putting "paid" to St. George's account last Saturday in the Shropshire Cup tie. It is some years since St. George's contested for this Cup. They were always warm customers to meet, and many a sturdy fight have I witnessed between these old opponents. Now the Shrewsbury boys are certainly the best team in the district owing to the higher class matches they take part in. The Dragons in this match fought determinedly, especially in the second half, but they could not reduce Shrewsbury's lead of 3 to 0 at half time. From all accounts there was not much drawing-room play. A difficulty has arisen with reference to the match between Bangor and Wrexham, in the fourth round of the Welsh Cup competition. By the draw Bangor have choice of ground, but it seems that their playing piece is not large enough to satisfy the rules of the Association. Tn all pro- bability, therefore, the match will have to be played at Wrexham. Aston Villa players pulled themselves together a bit on Saturday and added a couple of points. The result of their encounter with the Sunderland team hung in the balance till the whistle blew, aud the oldileague Champions scared the Villa sup- porters by their plucky and good play. Everton are well in the running for honours. They are only three points behind with the same number of games played, and if anything goes wrong with Aston Villa Everton are just the players to take full advantage of it. FIRST-CLASS LEAGUE. The following are the results up to and including Monday last:- Goals P. W. L. D. F. A. Pts Aston Villa 20 12. 4 4 43 29 28 Liverpool. 24 11 7 6 39 28 28 Everton 20 11 6 3 42 29 25 Derby County 21 11 7 3 53 37 25 Sheffield United. 19 8 3 8 31 16 24 Preston North End. 19 8 4 7 40 26 23 Bolton Wanderers. 19 9 6 4 29 22 22 West Bromwich A. 22 8 9 5 21 36 21 Sheffield Wednesday 20 7 7 6 30 28 20 Notts Forest 21 7 9 5 33 34 19 Blackburn Rovers. 22 8 11 3 24 47 19 Bury 18 4 6 8 23 31 16 Wolverhampton W. 20 5 11 4 27 28 14 Burnley 19 4 9 6 27 38 14 Stoke 20 6 12 2 31 48 14 Sunderland. 22 4 12 6 23 39 14 WELSH LEAGUE. The following are the results up to and including Saturday last:— Goals. ° P w L D Fr Ag Pts Oswestry 9 7 1 1 25 8 15 D 9 6 0 3 22 10 15 Newtown 11 6 4 1 39 9 13 Brymbo. 11 4 6 2 22 14 10 Aberystwyth 12 5 7 0 20 30 10 Westminster Rovers 11 4 6 1 17 48 9 Chirk* 10 5 5 0 18 16 8 Rhostyllen 10 3 6' 1 20 24 7 Welshpool. 9 1 7 1 6 27 3 Chirk have had two points deducted for playing an ineligible man. NORTH SHROPSHIRE AND DISTRICT JUNIOR LEAGUE. The following are the results up to and including Saturday last :— Goals P W L D P A Pts Ellesmere Rangers. 7 6 0 1 51 6 13 Whittington 8 4 3 1 25 21 9 Oswestry Reserve 4 3 1 0 27 4 6 Whitchurch Reserve. 4 3 1 0 22 6 6 Sweeney United. 5 2 3 0 8 21 4 Ruyton-xi-Towns 7 2 5 0 9 34 4 Basohnrch 7 0 7 0. 3 52 0 THE CAMBRB N LEAGUE. The following are the results up to and including Saturday last:— Goals. P. W. L. D. F., A. Pts Towyn 8 5 2 1 23 11 11 Dolgelley 7 4 1 2 23 17 9 Portmadoc. 8 4 4 0 21 17 9 Blaenau Festiniog. 9 3 4 2 15 23 8 Barmouth 8 2 3 3 17 22 7 Penygroes 5 0 4 1 4 13 1 WELSH JUNIOR CUP. OSWBSTRT RESERVE v SHREWSBURY ATHLETIC This match was played at Oswestry on Saturday. The following were the teams :-Oswestry: Goal T. Thomas; backs, George Whitfield and J. Brook- field (captain) half-backs, W. Jones, T. Walsh, and J. Barratt; forwards, M. Matthews, W. Kynaston W. Milner, M. Watkins, and T. Parry. Shrewsbury Athletic Goal, Nicholls; backs, Howells and Walker; half-backs, Powell, Cox, and W. Harris; forwards, Roberts, Thomas, Gosson, H. Harris, and Saxtery. Referee, Mr Joe Davies, Cefn linesmen Mr Walter McGregor and Mr Cox. From the kick- off, Milner got away, but in trying to pass sent the ball out. Some high kicking took place for a time, then Kynaston got fairly on the run and sent a shot rigl t for goal, but Watkins's head was in the way. The Athletic forwards by pretty combina- tion got the ball down near the Oswestry goal and then went for it with a rush, but W. Jones dashed across in the nick of time and saved. Milner in the centre sent a nice pass to Matthews but he took the ball too near the goal lire and lost it. W. Jones returned the ball from another rush and. Matthews was well placed but waited long enough to be robbed. Back went the ball and G. Whitfield sptendidly pulled up the Athletic forwards. Again came the Athletic, only to be repulsed by Brook- field who returned the ball well to Kynaston, and this smart little player planted the ball an inch or so wide. The Athletic pressed bard and Brookfield and Whitfield had all their work cut out, but both saved splendidly. Harris, for the visitors, got up well, but before he could steady himself W. Jones pounced on the ball. Brookfield, with a long kick, gave Kynaston the ball and this player put it right in the goal mouth, and the goalkeeper cleverly sent it back. Watkiri and Parry by clever passing took the ball up the field, but the former now as on later occasions held on too long. Watkins next kicked just outside the upright and Parry followed suit. Still keeping up the pressnre Kynaston nearly scored with a nice swift shot. On the right wing, Matthews by tricky play got well up and sent a beauty right across the goal mouth, but Nicholls cleverly removed danger.. Matthews again tried the goalkeeper with a tronblesome shot and be kicked out to save. Just now the home team had the best of the play but the forwards were not up enough at times and lost: one or two capital chances. Milner tried to thread his way through but failed, and Brookfield in a moment had to save from a dangerous rush. Good play on Oswestry right was next seen, and Milner receiving a nice pass' from Matthews shot just an inch -over. Watkins took the ball a little too far into his corner and again was beaten. The Athletic goalkeeper was next loudly cheered for a fine save and Matthews who met the return kicked yards too high from a nice position. Watkins and Parry put in a splendid passing run and the latter skimmed the bar. From a free kick Parry passed to Watkins and the latter sent a handful for Nicholls. From a foul against the home team the ball was worked back to the Oswestry right wing and Matthews and Kynaston were loudly cheered I for pretty play. A regular seige was next laid on the Athletic goal which had some marvellous escapes, but Nicholls proved himself a most capable custodian. Four stiff shots in succession were sent in, but Nichoils stopped all. At length the visitors got away well but Barratt stopped them, and Watkin passed well across to theright, and another bombardment took ploce in which the Athletic goalkeeper came out best. Gosson run nicely down the left, but was accidentally kicked. A foul near Oswestry goal looked bad for the home team, but Walsh relieved well. A corner fell to the home team, and from the kick Matthews put the ball just over the bar. Hands against Whitfield followed, and Jones saved, though he returned badly. From the Athletic left, the Oswestry goalkeeper received his first shot which he kicked well up. A scrim- mage took place in the opposite goal, but Nicholls could not be beaten. Barratt at the other end stopped a rush, and agaiu Oswestry pressed till the whistle blew for half time. The Athletic men got down from the kick off, and G. Whitfield returned well, but the visitors came again and tested Thomas who saved finely. A foul was given against Walsh for pushing, and this resulted in the Athletic draw- ing first bl tod. Another foul near Oswestry goal occurred, but nothing resulted. The Oswestry for- wards got away well and spoilt a rare chance by Milner being off-side. The home team pressed hard and had very rough luck. W. Jones kicked very near, and soon after Watkin after a fine tricky run passed splendidly to Kynaston, who scored the best goal of the day, a real gem, as it was well worked for and well got. < lated with this success the home team plucked up a bit, and nice piay on the right resulted in Kyoaston receiving the ball, bat he spoilt a good opening. Whitfielddefended admirably just now, and returned judiciously to Watkin who nearly scored. The Owestry forwards pressed hard, but were really not dangerous round goal. Harris, Walker and Howells, kicked out to but the home forwards worked a corner. The kick wns well taken, and after a tight scrimmage Barratt scored. Not long afterwards Parry had a good chancre of increasing' the lead but kicked to > high. Barratt stopped Gosson nicely, and Parry again shot out. The home forwards kept up the pressure aud nearly scored again. Milner was too slow to take advantage of a lovely opening. Watkin next passed nicely across goal and the ball ought easily to have been netted, but the other forwards were not np enough. From a corner to Oswestry, Matthews placed the ball right in the goal mouth, and Milner had no trouble in scoring No 3. Satisfied with their lead the home players eased up a bit, and the Athletic after a little pressure scored a nice goal. This was followed by hands near the Oswestry goal and an anxious time the supporters of the home team had, but after a little scrimmage the ball was sent away. From now to the end the play of the visitors was not very dangerous, and when the whistle blew a very fast and good game resulted in favour of Oswesty, who enter. the next round. FOOTBALL MATCHES. EXCELSIORS "A" v R.W.W. ST. GEORGES.— This tie in the Newtown Bag Competition, was played on Saturday on the Cunnings in beautiful weather, when the hitter were victorious by a goal to nil, which they got from a penalty. The match was a very interesting one. Mr W. R. Wood, the referee, had the boys well in hand. He however, had occasion to turn one of the Excelsior men off the field for kicking an opponent. ABERYSTWYTH TOWN V ABERYSTWYTH COLLEGE. ■—The College men played their return with the Town team on Saturday, Mr A. J. Hughes taking the referee whistle. The teams lined up as below Town-— oal, Rnmsey Williams; backs, W R Jones and D Edwards; half-backs, Smith, Morgan and Green forwards, J F Jones. A Ellis, J H Edwards, O. James, and J C Rea. Linesman, Mr T Hughes. College—Goal, Pryce Jones; backs, Williams and Mellor; half-backs, D W Pryce, Brownlie, and Blackhurst; forwards, D M Jones, J E Hughes, Parkes, J A Lewis and Wynne Evans. Linesman, Mr T E Soddy. The town won the boss and played with the sun at their back. The sharp frost had laid the ground pretty firm but the warm sun had thawed the surface, and it was consequently in a slippery state. The Town men laid on in piime style and Edwards got in a beauty'which Jones got full front and saved. Both wings of the rrown eleven played up well and the College defence was severely tested. Wynne Evans broke away on the left and beating Smith centred, D. Edwards kicking behind in order to save. A corner followed Black- hurst putting a neat shot in, the Town backs having great) difficulty in clearing. Rea was run down by Williams as he made traoks for the College goal, and the ball being returned into Town quarters Rnmaey Williams had to run out to save, The, College drew first blood after a rUn by 0. M. Jones. Parkes failed to get the pass but the ball rebounded off the line into play, and Hughes banged it into the net. Within a minute Jones gave a corner as he saved from a fast shot by Ellis, and Hughes cleared the goal, driving I the ball well down the field. The College men were again on the Town goal, W. R. Jones clearing, and Jones on the right then tested Pryce Jones with a swift ground shot, Anwyl Ellis testing the same player almost in the same minute. Hands by a College back on the goal line let in the Town men and they forced the ball through bringing the score level. The play was fairly even and the College had as much of the game as the Town, the backs of the latter kicking out to save. Black- hurst gave a corner in trying to clear the College goal and Rae took the kick, the College men clear- ing. The main attack on the College goal was made on the left wing and it was here that the strong defence of Williams came out strong. With the other team D. M. Jones led the van and the backs kicked out to relieve. A foul by the Town in mid-field opened up another raid on the Town goal, D. M. Jones getting dangerously near ere Edwards brought him up. The open play of the College men spoiled them of many chances and gave the Town backs a chance te clear. W. R. Jones stopped a rush on the left by kicking and Rumsey Williams fisted out from the corner kick. The heavy play of the College backs repeatedly upset the calculations of the Town wings. At half-time the score was one each. The game in the opening passages of the second half was fairly even, both goals being visited. James gave the town team the lead, beating Williams, and sending the ball into the net. Rea landed the ball on the top of the net, and hands by Morgan relieved the College goal from further pressure. Out of a scrummage in front of the Town goal D. M. Jones put the ball in, but off-side was given. Immediately afterwards Rumsey Williams saved a hard shot, and Wynne Evans was given off-side when near the Town goal. A run by Edwards, James and Rea, finished up, Mellor driving the ball behind. The College men cleared their goal from the free kick, but the Town men returned to the charge, and Pryce Jones fisted out from a neat header by Green. The Town were having the best of the game, and Rea dropped another shot in front of the College goal, Ellis kicking over. Edwards and Jones had another shie at the goal from the right, Prjce Jones saving prettily. A fast ground shot by Jones was nabbed by Williams, who drove the ball behind just as Edwards rolled up to shot. James scored the third goal for the Town by a beautiful header from the corner shot. The College men were pressed from now until the end of the game, and the Town forwards had hard lines in not scoring. Several corners were given against the College, and the goal was often placed in danger. Jones and Edwards at back, kept their goal clear, and Rumsey had little to do. The favourite wing of the Town team was the len;thev were always dangerous and just before full time, James put the fourth goal in, the game ending Town 4, College 1. FOOTBALL MEETINGS. NEWTOWN BAG COMPETITION.—The draw for the second round, which took place on Monday even- ing, resulted as follows:—Cambrian v R.W.W. St George's; Excelsiors v Park United; Llandinam v Half-Holiday Severn Tannery v Wanderers. At a meeting of the Shropshire Association, held on Monday night at Shrewsbury, Mr A. Sharman presiding, a playername Poppitt, of Wrockwardine, was suspended for one month for deliberately kick- ing the Wellington goalkeeper, named Foulkes, in a match between the clubs. The draw for the semi-final resnlted as follows :—Oswestry United v. Wellington, Shrewsbury v. Whitchurch or Wem. The ties are to be played on or before February 14: Junior Cup :—Wellington Reserves v. Ironbridge or Ellesmere Rangers, Madeley v. Whitchurch Reserve, Shrewsbury Athletio v. Horsehay Albion, Dawley Town v. Oswestry United Reserve. A Council meeting of the Cambrian League was held at the Lion Hotel, Barmouth, on Saturday, when the following clubs were represented:—Bar- month (Mr Jones), Dolgelley (Mr Lloyd), Port- madoc (Mr Breeze), and Towyn (Mr Thomas), with Mr Strowger (Portmadoc), secretary. Mr Kinman (Dolgelley) was unavoidably absent.—The minutes of last meeting being confirmed, the Dolgelley v. Penygroes match was considered.—-In the Dolgelley v. Blaenau Festiniog match, played at Blaenau, the former team drew the attention of the League to the bad state of the Festiniog ground.—The next items of importance were the protests laid by Towyn against Dolgelley, re their match of. the 19th December.—A lengthy and heated discussion took place after which it was resolved that the result should rest as at present, but certain letters, aid te have passed between the secretaries of the teams engnged are to be produced.—A further protest laid against Dolgelley by Portmadoc on the grounds of incompetency of the referee and state of ground was considered.—The referee concerned not being an officially appointed League man the protest was upheld and the match is to be re-played at Portmadoc. on March 6th.-It was further reported that Peny- groes were unable to meet their obligations against Do] gel ley.-Satisfactory reasons being given, it was decided to postpone the match till a later date.—It was further suggested, and favourably received, that the match between the winning League team and Rest of League be played at Portmadoc and one- half the gate to be given to Penygroes and the other half to the League funds. NORTH WALES v. SOUTrl WALES. The Selection Committee of the Welsh Associa- tion, at Wrexham, on Tuesday night, chose the tens to play in this match, at Swansea, on January 30h. The following is the North Wales team: Goal, J. Morris, Chirk; backs, J. Efl,ards,, Oswestry, and E. Roberts, Flint; haif-backs, M. Pirry, Oswestry, J. Mates, Chirk, and S. Roberts, Bangor; right wing, J. O. Owen, Llanidloes, and W. Butter, Druids; left wing, A. Williams, Wrexham, and W. Nock, Newtown centre, Trevor Owen, Druids. Referee, Mr John Taylor, secretary Welsh Associa- tion. Linesmen, Mr J. Handford, Cardiff, and Mr T. H. Edwards. FOOTBALL FIXTURES. All matches played on the ground of the first- named club. JANUARY. 23 Rnyion-xi-Towns v Sweeney United 30 Sweeney United v Oswestrv R. FEBRUARY' 6 U C Wales v Aberystwyth 20 Shrewsbury Athletic v Welshpool MARCH. 20 Welshpool v Whitchurch WELSH LEAGUE. JANUARY 30 Newtown v Brymbo 30 Welshpool v Druids 30 Chirk v Aberystwyth *■ 30 Oswestry v Westminster Rovers FEBRUARY 6 Welshpool v Newtown 13 Brymbo v Rhostyllen 13 Druids v Welshpool 13 -Westminster Rovers v Aberystwyth • MARCH 6 Chirk v Welshpool
FUNERAL OF THE BISHOP OF ST. DAVID'S. The funeral of the late prelate of St. David's took place on Wednesday at the little cemetery of Llancynfelin lying on the borders of the grounds of Gwynfryn. The day was bitterly cold, but notwithstanding this there was a large assemblage at Gwynfryn. The clergy of the northern part of the diocese met at Aberystwyth and proceeded by the 12 40 train to Ynyslas, at Borth the train was loaded by quite a crowd of people, and the numbers increased as Llancynfelin was neared. The coffin bad been laid in the drawing room, and was covered with a violet pall-the Bishop's colour. Heaped upon the coffin and scattered around the room were splendid wreaths of all designs made of loyely flowers. There were many wreaths from old friends, those who had known the Bishop during his lifetime, and who were perfectly acquainted with his worth as a man and a Christian; but there could be no more touching sentiment than that contained in the few words written by a childish hand on a card attached to a wreath which found the chief place on the coffin "Audrey with love to dear Papa." At the foot of the coffin rested a large wreath from the out.door employees of the Bishop. Punctual to the hour the clergy and the other officials taking part in the ceremony began to assemble ig front Of. the house, and as soon as the coffin was borne out from the house and placed in the hearse, a short prayer was read by the Bishop of Swansea, at its conclusion the procession formed and the old Welsh hymn" Bydd. myrdd o rhyfeddodau" was sung on the way to the church. The procession took the following order :-Repre- sentatives of St. David's College, Lampeter; sixty clergy, all wearing surplices, were as follows:- Revs W J Evans, Lampeter; James Jones; Owen Jones; E T Evans, Borth; William Morgan, Aber- ystwyth; T H Farmer, Aberystwyth; Daniel Jones, Lampeter; T M Evans, Lanjpeter J D Lewis, Pen- carneg; Bvatia, Llaufihangel; Evans, Llan- ftbangel Geueu!rglyu; A S Thomas, Lampeter; Eterwti? J -Listiltik; T Williams, Llansamlet; T R Davies, Llandewi Brefi. W L Footman, Aberyatwyth; D C Williams, Goginan; Evans, Llanrhystyd; Jenkins, Llangwyryfon; Professor Williams, Lampeter; S Roberts, Morriston; J M Evans, Llangebi; Morgan Evans, Aberystwyth; M Griffiths, Aberayron; Richards, Eglwys Fach; Owen Evans, Llan. dovery; Richard Lewis, Aberystwyth ;— Williams, Lledrod; Canon Smith, Swansea; D Williams, Aberystwyth; J Chidlow, Caio; J Jones, Ystrad Meurig; Prebendary Williams, Aberystwyth; Eben Jones, Llanbadarn; Gabe, Llanbadarn; Blackwell, Penrhyncoch; Wm Evans, Llangorwen- Owen A Na-es, Kerry; Pughe Evans, Lampeter'; Canon Lewis, St Davids; Canon Owen, Lampeter. Then followed the Ven Archdeacon Protleroe Aberystwyth Archdeacon of Cardigan, next came the Bishops Swansea, Llandaff, and Bangor, the registrar Mr Barker, Carmarthen the Ven Arch. deacon Pry ce, and the Pastoral Staff. Here came the body, and it was followed on foot by the chief mourners Mr Everard Jones, Mr Tylderly Jones Mr Basil Jones, Mr Joseph Loxdale, Mr R J Loxdale' Mr Auchinlech, the Rev D Williams, and Mr F R Roberts (agent of the estate). Behind the mourners came the household servants, and after these the general public, Sir Pryse-Pryse and MrPryse-Pryse following in a carriage. Amongst the general public were Principal Roberts (of Aberystwvth College), Colonel Peilden, Mr J.T.Morgan Drs Hughes, James, and Beddoes, Mr J. Hughes Jones Councillor T. Giiffiths (ex-mayor of Aberystwyth), Councillors E. P. Wynne, Isaac Hopkins, R. J. Jones, John Watkin Mr John Lewis, Mr John Richards (Aberystwyth), Mr J. M. Williams (Brynbwl), Mr W. rvichards (Penglaise). The little church was crowded with those who took part in the procession and large numbers had to remain outside the gates. The Vicar (the Rev G. Roderick) conducted the service, the Bishop of Bangor reading a portion of the Burial Service. Following this the hymn" Peace, perfect peace was sung, Mr Wheatley (Aberystwyth) accompany- ing on the organ, and at the conclusion of the ser- vice the "Dead March was played. Once more the procession re-formed and the cortege wended its way to the cemetery singing the old hymn 0 Frynian Caersalem" along the route. At the graveside the Bishop of Llandaff officiated, and in a little while the last solemn rites had been performed, the last look taken at the coffin, and the crowd of mourners and sympathisers dispersed to their homes. The Dean of St. David's, the Archdeacon of Brecon, and the Chancellor of the Diocese were prevented from attending by illness. Letters of condolence were received from Lady gills Johnes, Lady Drummond, and Lady Evelyn Campbell. Votes of sympathy were received from the Rector, churchwardens and parishioners of Lambston and Haroldston' from St. Mary's Bryntcawr congregation, and from the Priory Street Welsh Baptist Chapel,Carmarthen. In the last named vote the congregation expressed their sorrow with Mrs Jones and the family in their bereavement, and said they felt that a kind neighbour and good and houonrable Christian had passed from their midst- Flowers were sent by Mr and Mrs f arkiuson and Miss Hancocke, and wreaths by the following: iii, wife, Miss Gwladys Jones, Master Basil Jones, Miss Audrey Jones, Mrs and Miss Auchinlech, Mr and Mrs Joseph Loxdale, Miss Myfanwy Loxdale, Miss H. Warren, Mr and Mrs Lloyd Phillips, the Misses Mansel, Dr and Mrs Rowlands, Mr and Miss Barker, the Rev. and Mrs W. Davies, tjanllawddog Vicarage, the Bishop of Swansea and Mrs Lloyd, Rev. and Mrs Thomas (Abergwille Vicarage), Mr and Mrs Parkinson, the Deau of St David's and Mrs Phillips, Mr and Mrs Herbert Pryse, Mr and Mrs T W Barker, the Misses Loxdale Warren, from his Lordship's out-door employes, Mr and Mrs Brunei White, the indoor servants at Abergwili Palace, Mr Louis Samson, Major Burton Dalrymple,Sir Charles E Philipps, Madame Boubong, Archdeacon and Mrs Pryce, Rev and 'Mrs Mazachelli, Abergwili Church Choir, Mr and Mrs Edward Morrigo Misses Han- cocke, Rev S. M. Powell, Mr and Mrs R Loxdale, from Diocesan Council of the Girls' Friendly Society, Misses Saunders, Mr and Mrs George Tyler, Mr Henry Evans and children, Miss Jordan, staff and pupils of High School, Mr and Mrs Gordon Warren, Lord Dynevor, Mr and Mrs Francis, Mr and Mrs F Roberts, Mr and Mrs Reginald Rankines, Rev and Mrs David Williams, Rev and Mrs Roderick, Mr St Fleming, Rev D and Mrs Williams (Aberystwyth), Countess of Lisburne Rev, Mrs and Miss Garmon Williams, Archdeacon and Mrs Protberoe, -Mr E A Malcolm (Llysdudan), Mr G M Newell and children, Mrs Walker Thomas Lieut-General Sir James Hills as, Lieu Johnes, Lady Hills Johnes, Mrs Johnes,. Rev Morgan Evans and Rev John Evans, from the Prinoipal, Professors and Lecturers of Lampeter College, Rev Eben Jones (Llanbadarn), •
I CHESS All communications for this department should be addressed to the Chess Editor, who will be glad to hear from Secretaries of Chess Clubs as to tournaments, matches, &z. All letters to reach thisotfice by Wednesday morning. Local intelligence will be given the preference to other news. Problem No 59: Solution, R--KKt4. Cor- rectly solved by M. Whittingham, W. A. Doody, F. Carter, T. E. Prefton, and Mrs Maurice (Oswestry). A correspondent has sentR-KB4 ch. as a second solution, but has overlooked that Black must play II x R giving check to the White king—were it not I for this White could mate by Kt-K3. Problem No. 60.—Solutions invited. By E. B. SCHWANN. BLACK-3 Pieces. WHITE-5 Pieces. White to play and ma to in two moves. 4 Position: White-K on K8, Q on QKt4, B' on QRsq Kt on KKt3, P on Q4. Biack-K on K3, Ps on Q3 and QB3. We are glad to be able to contradict the rumour which we, in common with nearly every other paper in the Kingdom, published, viz., that Mr A. F. Mackenzie, the well-known problem composer, was dead. We are informed he is in the best of health. Another new Chess Citit- has been started in Glassrow under the name of the Burns' Chess Club." The Lasker-Steinitz match is over and has resulted in a victory for Lasker by ten games to two. :If< it. The result of the match must be sufficient proof for anyone that Steinitz is no match for Lasker Whether the Steinitz of olden times was a match for the Lasker of to-day is another matter. QUEEN'S GAMBIT DECLINED. (Seventeenth and final game of the match.) WHITE. BLACK. W. Steinitz. E. Laske-f. 1 P-Q4 P-Q4 2 P-QB4 P-K3 3 Kt-QB3 Kt—KB3 4 B-Kt5 B—K2 5 P-Kt3 Caetles 6 Q—Kt.3 QKt-Q2 (a) 7 Kt-B3' P-B3 8 B -Q3 (b) PxP 9 UxP P—Kt4 10 B-K2 P-QR3 11 P—QR4 P-Kt5 (c) 12 Kt-Ktsq P—B4 13 QKt-Q2 B-Kt2 14 P-R5 P x P 15 PxP (d) Kt-Q4 16 B-K3 B-Q3 17 Kt-B4 B-B2 18 B-Kt5 P-B3 (e) 19 B-Q2 Q-K2 20 Kt-K3 QR—Ktsq 21 1—B4 KR-Qsq 22 Castles K Kt—Bsq 23 KR-Ksq Q-B2 24 Kt-Bsq, (f) K-Rsq 25 Kt-Kt3 B x Kt 26 RP x B Kt-KKt3 27 Q-Q3 R-Q3 yS.y 28 R-K2 B-Haq 29 Kt-Ksq 30 Kt—B2 (gilMPiF P—K4 -3IQRKsq B—Kt2 32 Q-Kt3 B-B3 33 Kt x P (h) Kt x Kt 34 B x Kt R x P 35 Q-QB3 B x P 36 K x B Q-B3 ch 37 R-K4 (i) R x R 38 R x R QxRch 39 K-Ktsq Q-Kt2 40 B- B5 R-Qq 41 B-K2 P-K5 42 P-QKt4 Kt-K4 43 B-K3 Kt-Q6 44 B-Kt6 R-QBlq 45 Q-Q4 P-R3 (j) 46 K—R2 Kt-K4 47 Q-Qsq R-B6 48 Q-Q6 Kt-B6 ch 49 K-Kt2 Q-KB2 50 P-Kt4 (k) Q-R7 51 B—Bsq Kt-R5 ch 52 K-Ktsq R-B8 53 B-K3 Kt-B6 ch 54 K-Kt2 R x B 55 Q x RP (1) R-Kt8 ch 56 K-R3 Q-Q4 57 Q-B8 ch K-R2 58 P-R6 R-R8 ch 59 K-Kt2 Kt-R5 ch Resigns (m) NOTES (from the Standard). (a) Laeket- finally abandons his defence of breaking up. White's centre, which, after all, only leads to a draw in favour of the orthodox QKt to Q2. (b) Black's intention being obviously 8.P takes P, White loses a move in developing the Bishop. He might, thewfore, have played 8 R to Bsq. (c) Somewhat risky. The alternative would 1M 11.B to Kt2. (d) Compulsory, for obvious reasons. (e) Few players would have ventured upon this move, as it leftves the KP weak; but, of course, after the removal of the King from tho white diagonal, he gets rid of this Pawn by advancing it. (f) He might have played for a draw, by changing pieces with 24 Kt takes Kt, B takes Kt; 25 B takes B, R takes B, &c. (g) The alternative would have been 30 P to B4, to prevent Black's P to K4, as Black gets the best of it, by advancing P to K4 on the next move. (h) 33 Q to Q3, although dangerous looking at first sight, seems the preferable alternative, the text move being so very unfavourable. (i) forced. In playing the King he would lose both Bishops. (j) At this stage the game was adjourned, though uselessly, as White might have resigned. (k) To prevent the fatal 50.Q to R4. (1) Obviously if 55 K takes R, Black mates in five moves. (m) For, if 60 K takes R, then 60.Q to 08 oh followed by Q to B6. THE ENGLISH COUNTIES CHESS TOUllNAKENW, 1897—FROM A VANQUISHED PLAYER. One may pose as a bit of a hero in his own local club • most of his heroism will be( worked out of him'in less than a week at one of our big amateur tournaments You may have gone to the meetings thinking you know something about Chess you will depart not thinking, but perfectly convinced that you know little or nothing at all about it. This is not one of the most pleasaut sensations of the human mind. But, if the truth has -been revealed, far better to acknowledge it than to seek reasons to justify your ignorance. Chess has a tendency to strengthen our intellectual fibre, and one of the true signs of manhood is to know when you are out-played. It is amusing to hear what the loser might have done, could have done, would have done, should have done, ought to have done, if only his sturdy opponent bad given him half a chance. But the « half a chance did not come, hence the inevitable result. And woe to the man who cannot take his losses, as well as his wins, with a smile and better luck next time because good natured chaff is a commodity which is dealt out wholesale at these gatherings, and happy is the man who can both take and give a little. I have heard it stated that Chessists are crusty, sullen, testy, cross, moody, crabby, snappish, tart, sptenetic, surly, morose, warpish, peevish, selfish, envious, dog in the manger sort of fellows. There is not a shade of a shadow of truth in this charge. They are really the most clubable men in existence, when onse you get an entrance into their true selves. If you want an hour's con- tinuous merriment, let me recommend you to get a pass into one of their convivial smoking parties after the day's work is over; and the Chess stories you will bear would supply a Jerome with material for many years to etiMw Past and Present masters are criticised with an unsparing hand, and their little crotchets ruthlessly exposed, whilst their many virtues are duly extolled. Many of their sayings are dark and mysterious, and only understood by the initiated. You may hear one say that PQKt3 is a clear win, if only it is well followed up. Another says that P to Q4 is simply invincible because Lasker once played it. Whilst a third is equally certain that P to K4 is quite sound, having gone through all the variations, published and not published. Thus, on and on and on, talk flows like a river. Midnight comes and goes; the electric engineer is bribed to keep the lights going a little longer, and eventually the various sanctums are sought, where sweet sleep re- stores the brain and the body to their usual con- ditions of health and strength.—Hereford Times. ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. #*# The Chess Editor will be pleased to answer correspondents in this column if their questions are received at the COUNTY TIMES Office not later than Wednesday. —♦—■
CAERSWS BOARD OF GUARDIANS. WEDNESDAY. Present: Mr Richard Evans (vice-chairman) presiding, the Rev F. H. Hughes, Messrs C. Morgan, D. Hamer, Evan Powell, D. Higgs, John Lewis (Bettws), W. Travers, David Jones, L. Mills, Evan Davies, John Lewis (Carno), R. Andrew, Richard Breese, E. Morris, W. Alderson, R. Netley, N. Bennett, with Mr Richard Williams (clerk). Mr C. Taylor (assistant clerk), and Mr A. R. Breeze (master). CORRESPONDENCE." The Clerk read a letter from the Forden Guardians stating that they were willing to enter- tain the application made by the Caersws Board respecting the boarding of their paupers, the terms to be communicatljI to them at a future date, subject to the sanction of the Local Government Board being obtained, and which the Forden Board assumed that the Caersws Guardians would obtain. —Mr C. Morgan remarked that there was a mistake somewhere. He had conversed with several promi- nent members of the Board who were in favour of amalgamation and they had distinctly informed him that it was the Caersws Board who should draw up the^erms. He therefore proposed that a committee be appointed to draw up terms on which they should send their paupers to Forden, and that the commit.tee should also have power to arrange the matter with the Forden Union.—Mr John Lewis (Bettws) seconded, and remarked that in regard to the amalgamation question tnere was another question before them requiring greater con- sideration in which particulat they would as a Board agree with him in what he thought to be a terrible barrier to amalgamation. He then read his reasons which were of a lengthy character and in which he argued that if they were to adopt this scheme they would have to close the House and superannuate their officers.-The motion was sub- sequently carried and a committee appointed the same as before, and instructions were giver to the clerk to write to Mr C. S. Pryce (clerk to the Forden Union) informing him of the fact.—A letter was next read from the Local Government Board consenting to the proposal of the Guardians to sub- scribe the sum of z620 per annum to the fund of the Magdalen Hospital for Imbecile Children, Bath, in respect of the maintenance therein of each of two imbecile children.—The Clerk explained that at the last Board it was decided to send thp children to the asylum subject to the sanction of the Local Govern- ment Board being obtained. HOT WATER FOR THE INMATES. The following letter was read from the Local Government Board Sir,—The Local Government Board learn from a report made by Mr Bircham, their Inspector, after his recent visit to the Work- house of the Newtown and Llanidloes Union, that hot water is not laid to the sick wards at the estab- lishment. The Board direct me to call your atten- tion to the fact that the Inspector has on several occasions drawn attention to the matter, and to request that the subject may receive the immediate consideration of the Guardians and that the Board may be informed what steps are proposed to remedy the deficiency in qnestiou." Mr C. Morgan in reply to a question, said he was aware that he and Mr M. Davies had been appointed as a Visiting Committee to meet at and to visit the Board House, and he thought that two persons were insufficient, and as Mr Davies agreed with the suggestion it wasdecided to refer the matter to a committee. They had at the present time thirteen poor people in the sick '¡ i:j ,<> :}'} ":> ,<: ,T "1.. "< i-: .1,' I¡;i ..ii i-. ratepayers to a greater expense than was necessary, they could do without hot water for the present and he had come to the determination to answer the Local Government Board's letter expressing their views, and he proposed that the Board do not comply with the letter's request, which they thought unnecessary and a waste of money.—Mr Breeze (the master) stated that there were only thirteen sick people in the Medical Officer's book, but he had had as many as 29 men and 26 women in the wards. After a few remarks the proposition was seconded and carried unanimously. CHILDREN'S SUB-COMMITTEE. A circular from the Central Board of Poor Law Conferences was read, asking for the support of the Gtifti-diars to a proposal that a Children's Snb- Committee Department of the Local Government Board be established. In a discussion which ensued many members were under the impression that the resolutions if adopted would take away the power of the Guardians as to the control of the children, and upon the proposition of Mr Lewis, seconded by Mr E. Morgan, the following resolution was adopted: That this Board emphatically protests against any proposal to take away from Boardm of Guardians the care and control of children entrusted to them, and expresses its opinion that any such proposal is unwarranted by the circumstances, and casts an undeserved slur upon Boards of Guardians, who are as fully re- presentative as any public body in the kingdom, and who are under the immediate control of the ratepayers." CATECHISM OF CHILDREN. Mr Evan Davies, in accordance with his notice of motion, adjourned from last meeting, to rescind a resolution made some time previous that the Chaplain should attend every Thursday to visit and administer to the sick and to catechise the children." He rose to support it, and main- tainel that the children being at the Work- bouse lost at least one-tenth of their schooling, and he thought it was a pitv that it was so.-)Ir John Lewis seconded, and remarked that he felt extremely grateful to Mr Davies for having made so important; a discovery. He had, he be- lieved, attended every Board meeting for a long time past, but than was the firs, intimation he had had of that subject. He understood that all the children were kept, at home from school in order to be catechised in the Catechism of the Church of Fiuglaud. Now what if any Nonconformist Church was to do the same thing, they would soon have the others up in arms against them and justly too. Let them look for a moment at the catechism they would find the questions "What is your name?" Who was your godfather and godmother?" and many othtr such ridiculous questions. Now he took it that a great proportion of the children in the Workhouse belonged to Nonconformist parents and never had any of those wonderful parents as set forth in the catechism, aud such a thing was never taught in their denomination. He characterised it as a deliberate lie. He went to point out further the anomalies of the catechism. To him it was all veritable dogma. The Catechism which Locke, Milton and Newton rejected and which he rejected, was taught to children in their House., He thoroughly condemned it-religious instruction, forsooth as it was erroneously called. They had a duty to perform and that duty was to keep the children in school during school hours (hear, hear). ,p,er. F. R. Hughes remarked tha1; he had no serious objection to make to the motion, but he sincerely regretted the extraordinary misrepresen- tation Mr Lewis had made. He was sure that Mr Lewis would not willingly misrepresent matters. He had not a shadow of a doubt in stating that Mr Lewis had supplied them with a travesty of the matter. He would ask Mr Lewis to explain the meaning of the word catechise," for judging from what he had remarked he would say that Mr Lewis remained in absolute ignorance of the meaning of the term, because he jumped from catechise to Catechism they did not want any remarks upon the dogma of Catechism which was not within the boundary of the motion.—Mr Lewis said he was very well aware that they might catechise on any subject, and then he went on to make further remarks upon the dogma of Catechism. Mr Hughes said Mr Lewia had not answered his ques- tion as to the meaning of the word. Mr Lewis had deviated again from catechise to Catechism T tell the truth Mr Lewis did not know what he was speaking about, but for his delectation, he would endeavour to explain. Catechise Was to inmart religious instruction, and had uo reference to an distinctive dogma of any denomination as wa« *>,1 supposition of Mr Lewis. He had nothing to sav against Mr Davies's motion, but he must tak^ TJ ception to the remarks of Mr Lewis. At the same fame he did not mean to say anything against t^e mental powers and the knowledge of Mr Lewi« especially upon Poor Law affairs he was an excel- lent man, but regarding religious affairs he knew nothing whatever.—Mr Lewis said that he was of the same mind as Robert Burns, and he bad only stated what had been taught him.—Mr Huerhea then said thattherescindingofthe resolution would lead to to the resignation of the chaplain and they mightrely upon what he said that the Government would not sanction such a thing. The Government had taken care that children should be educated, and with the addition of religious instruction and it was not likely they would go against themselves in that respect. Some further discussion took place, and the motion was carried. ACCOMMODATION FOR LUNATICS. The Chairman said he had had some conversation with the Doctors in the d strict ctnd Capt. Adams, and they pointed out the ,-1eiiinbili y of providing accommodation in the House for Lunatics in case of emergency. They stated thit as there wag plenty of room in the House it could be utilised, and it might be the means of saving the Board considerable expense. The question was adjourned for a month. MASTER'S REPORT. The Master reported that the Rev J. D. Jones (Trefeglwys), conducted a service in the House last Friday week On Wednesday week the Newtown Orpheus' Glee Party gave a selection of sengs and music to the inmates; the entertainment was much appreciated. Miss Bennett, Oak Villa. Newtown and party gave their entertainment last Saturday, which was greatly enjoyed by ail. Last Tuesday- three tramps were sentenced to seven days' hard labour each for refusing to perform their allotted task of three hours on the second day after ad- mission.—A vote of thanks was afterwards passed to the ladies and gentlemen who had so kindly given their services for the enjoyment and pleasure of the inmates. The Master then asked permission for Mrs Kershaw, Newtown, to give a tea on the 21st inst. The application was granted. STATISTICS. The following statistics were reported :—Number in the House, 75; vagrants relieved during the past fortnight: First week, 38, against 58 second week, 28, against 51 of the corresponding weeks of last year.
RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of this Council was held at the Workhouse, Mt John Lewis (Bettws), presiding. There were also present the Rev T. H. Hughes, Messrs F. Bennett, P. Mills, E. Morris, W. Alderson, — Jones, R. Astley, Evan Davies, R. Andrew, E. Powell, R. Evans, R. Breeze, and J. Lewis (Carno). BETTWS MILL RACE. Mr Edwards (Surveyor), reported that the Mill Race culvert on the Bettws village end of the brooks had not been repaired.—The Clerk read a letter from Mr Swettenham on the subject. He deniad the liaoility to repair the culvert. After some discussion a committee, consisting of the Chairman, Messrs Andrews, Breeze, and Alderson, were appointed to confer with Air Swettenham On the subject. NEW MILLS CULVERT. Mr Hole, Surveyor, presented a plan and his report in respect to the above. What he proposed should be done was that the mill stream be cul- verted. The stone culvert that was under the main road to be extended and discharged below the present footbridge. The from Cefntwlch to Newtown to be diverted from the mill stream to the Blacksmith's shop. The Council, after a slight discussion, decided to let the matter lie on the table. APPOINTMENT OF PAYMASTER. This question was brought on at the last meeting by the Rev F. H. Hughes. and was dealt with in committee. Mr Hughes, in rising to support his motion, remarked that he had nothing further to say on the matter beyond that the office of pay- master be extended from Mr Edmunds to Mr Hole. —It was carried unanimously. RHOSYPENAU ROAD, DOLFOR. Mr Edmunds, surveyor, in accordance with instructions received at the last meeting to open the bridle road leading from Rhos\ pena-i towards Penybryn, reported that Ion furth r perusal of the Kerry Parish Award, he found no reference to that road-—In order to meet the case the Council decided to resoindthat resolution passed some time previous respecting the road from Cwmdu to Penybryn. CHRISTMAS PAY. Mr Hole, on behalf of the roadmen, requested the permission of the Council to give to the men pfty for Christmas Day. -The application was granted. HOLLY BUSH ROAD, PENSTROWED. Mr Edmunds reported that he had inspected the Penstrowed parish map in reference to this matter. It did not show the road leadiug from Penstrowed SaSttfh,road to be a public one.—-A liVIes, ones, anI .1Íriij too matter and report upon it. UNTRIMMED HEDGES. Mr Edmunds reported that most owners of hedges adjoining the Council's highways were com- plying with the notices to cut the same but there were some who had not yet commenced and their hedges presented a very bad appearance.—Mr D. Joues thought the Council ought to make an example of some one and then the work would be more speedily don ;.— Mr Lewis said that the sur- veyor ought to be allowed to give 14 days'notifce and in the event of non-compliance to take the usual proceedings.—This was agreed to FINANCE COMMITTEE'S REPORT. In their.ieport the Finanee Commirtee stated that they had examined the Surveyor's accounts and recommended the payment thereof, vw." manual labour accounts, il09 14s lid; tea-xn labour and materials accounts. £120 8s; total, £230 28 lid. The following amounts have been paid to the treasurer Mochdre, £3.3; Llangurrg- £50; balance in the treasurer's hands, £2011h lad. Contributions in arrear Carno, £52; Kerrv, £203; Llanidloes (Without), £93; Llangiirfg, .c41; Llan- wnog, £102; Llanllugan, £28; total, £ 509.—Tjijis was all the business.
THE DOTiG-ELLEY HABITATION OF THE PRIMROSE LEAGUE. A SUCCESSFUL GATHERING. The winter meeting of the Idria Habitxtion of the Primrose League, the ruling councillor of which is Mrs Owen Slaney Wynne, was held in the Assembly Room oh Thursday evening January 14. There was a large attendance, and a most enjoy- able and pleasant evening was spent. Some ex- cellent selections of music were given by the cele- brated Brothers Roberts and Mr T. Davies, who formed themselves into an admirable quadrille band. At intervals during the evening Mrs O. 5. Wynne's glee party contributed several part sonM which were highly appreciated, and Songs were also given by Messrs Williams, Roberts, Fitchard, Gelf Clarke, and others, the choruses being taken up heariily by tho large assemblage. Miss Edwards also gave a song with admirable taste, and re- ceived the hearty applause of the audience. Danc- ing was kept up with the utmost vigour and en- joyment until the early hours of the morning wheu Auld lang syne was sung by the glee party, and became merged in a "sea of song" by the audince who arranged themselves in one hug-e riurz round the room, and, with clasped hands, joined heartily as M0C The £ as M. C. The refreshments were excellent and were bountifully supphed by Mr and Mrs Davies confectioners, who throughout the evening, kept tion of dainties. matron (Mr and Mrs £ T yonn^ and old Si° eD,,anf'ethe enjoymentof both attended » l P60P 0t Many ladies and gentlemen and S, f-\C°nc:erfc was gi^en after tea, before present Mh;1vgraC6WaS in *U and i i jnne, Mrs Griffith, Mr P. Parry, friin K ov^n<i Jones, sang Pennillion," the re- 301ne(* in by many of the aged folk 4 musie of long ago. Miss B. Williams, -s Rooerts, and the Misses Williams (2,) gave Pianoforte selections, and Mr and Miss Jelf Clarke aJso contiibuted a Welsh dramatic sketch which ighly entertained the party. Mr Francis Evans one of the members of the Board, kindly acted as up' and at the conclusion of the proceedings God save the Queen was sung by all present. Mr 0. Slaney Wynne presided.
« PENEGOES. SCHOOL TREAT.—On Saturday a largo number of the Day and Sunday scholars sat down to tables laden with good things, kindly provided for them by the Rev. J. and Mrs Williams, the Rectory After doing ample justice to the c, inner man the scholars enjoyed themselves with games the school was got ready for the after-meeting. This took the shape of views shown through the magic lantern, which was manipulated bv Master Williams, the Rectory. It was evident, from the applause which he continually received, that the entertainment was much enjoyed Before dia- pensing a vote of thanks was piopoggd to the Rev. J and Mrs Wilhams by Mr J. Jones, seconded by Mr Thomas, and supported by Mr N. B. Owen, J.P., churchwarden The school had been very taste- fully decorated with mottoes, holly, and other green leaves by Mr and Mrs Thomas, School House. The room looked extremely pretty after lighting the row*6 wMch were bnn« °P abopt