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MONTGOMERY. INTERESTING TO THE DISTRICT. One of the ladies who took part in a splendid effort for the Patriotic Fund at Knebworth House, Hertford- shire, the residence of Lord Strathcona was Miss Williams, who formerly lived at Stalloe, in this neighbourhood. While tableaux were being given on the stage Miss Williams sang lays illustrated by the tableaux. THE WAR.—The subject," Is the war justifiable P was debated at the meeting of the Mutual Improve- ment Society on Friday evening. Mr J Rowlands read a cleverly-compiled and able essay, in which he traced Cape Colony and the other South African provinces from the earliest days of their colonization. Mr Rowlands declared the war justifiable, and in the debate which ensued the Rev J G Oats, Messrs J McGavin, R Barker, R H Morris, J E Tomley, G H Bunner, P W Carter, and J Holloway also took the affirmative view, but Messrs J Davies, D Pryce, W Evans, and 11 W Carter expressed the negative opinion. Mr Rowlands capably replied to his critics, and cordial votes of thanks were passed to him for his paper, and to the Rev J G Oats, who made a capital chairman of the meeting. HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.The annual meeting of this society was held on Saturday at the Town Hall. Mr N W Fairies-Humphreys presided over an attendance rendered somewhat sparse by the prevalent influenza and the inclement weather. The report of the society's auditor, Mr J E Tomley, upon the accounts for the year 1899 was read, showing the books and affairs to have been very capably managed. Votes of thanks were passed to the retiring president, the chairmen of committees, and all who "had assisted in the show. This year's show was fixed forJThursdav, August 30th. Mr C E Howell, Rhiewport, was elected president; the vice-presidents, treasurer (Mr J M Jones), and secretary (Mr C H Bright), were re-elected, and the following appointed local secretaries f Mr Ed Jones, Rhiewport, Berrievv Mr Wroughton, Llan- dyssil Mr R Morris, Chirbury; Mr J P Williams, Penybryn, Churchstoke; Mr W Rogers, Penylan, Forden.

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