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FOOTBALL NOTES. [BY ^VKTERAX.J In reply to a correspondent, the following teams are in for the semi-finals of the South Wales Cup: —Aberystwyth, Barry Athletic, Knighton, Ebbw Vale oirogerstorie. The draw has not yet taken place. A terrible muddie and hash was made of the Combination mat di at Newtown between the homesters and Aberystwyth, and for the sake of football generally it is sincerely to be hoped there will be no recurrence of it. A.« far as I can gather the facts are these. The referee appointed wrote to say he could only act if the match began at 2-30, as he must return by the 4-15 train. The Com- bination authorities too, 1 am told, fixed the kick- off at 2-30. The secretary of the Newtown Club informed Aberystwyth of this, aud the secretary of the latter wrote on receipt of the information to say they could only conie by the train reaching Newtown 2 47. Whether any further correspon- dence passed between the teams I do not know. To cut the matter short, the Ab?rystwyth men turned up on the ground at 2-50 or thereabouts, only to find that the referee had gone. In the most sportsmanlike manner they offered to play the game with a Newtown person as referee. Haying had one referee down for the match the Newtown Committee refu.i< d to appoint another, and so LbUt was no game. The above are as tar as 1 can gather the facts of the case, and now f :>r a few remarks on them. In the first place I think it was a great mistake- Indeed wrong altogether— to appoint a referee who was so tied as to time. Many 1 time I have been at j>ewtown and leturned by the 4.15 train (tratne began at 2,.30) but in every case but one, I had to leave before the game was finished. The exception was in the Llandudno v. Newtown match, when three of us ordered the bus to drive np to the entrance gtue of the football field and take us to the station. Thanks to the train being late we were in time. In order for players or referee to catch I this train it, is absolutely cecessary that the game should commence to the minute, no delay at half- time, and no delay through accidents, &c. Those who attend football matches kuow that it is very rare indeed for such a state to 1)2. Again, if the referee must perforce go by the 4 15 train, why did he nob referee up to 4.10. By ordering the bus he would have been in time, and only about ten minutes of the game would have been left, unfinished or even short time could have been played as at Welshpool. In the League games two referees have acted—one after the other. The referee, I am in- formed, blew his whistle at 2,30. What a farce! ail the homesters on the ground ? And did he expect the Aberystwyth players, who were the other side of Moat Lane to hear it and rush on the ground at The Aberystwyth men are certainly to be pitied. I have never yet seen a game—League, Combination or ClIp.tie- begin at Aberystwyth at 2 30, though that time has been stated as the kick-ofr on the bid. Train arrangements caused thebe games to lie delayed often as much as 45 minutes—the Llandudno match was aa instance cf t in's. Again, iu order to be at Newtown ground at 2 30 it won id be necessary for the men to leave home at 8 a.m. and rerurn at midnig"hr, .hr.t is 16 hours at a match on the nearest ground to them, and all this for the sake of 20 minutes iu the time of starting play. It is absurd. If the appointed referee was so tied as to time the Combination Committee ought certainly to have seat another, and in my opinion they are much to biarae for not having done so. Xow what is to be the result of this maddlc, ? It cannot be ex- pected that the Aberystwyth team should again visit Newtown at the expense of at least 15. Nor 000 the homesteis again be expected to advertise the game, prepare the ground, and pay another referee. It woo Id be much bettor for .the clubs to share the expenses incurred already and have the game declared a draw. They could certainly say it ended in a draw in more ways than one. Neither side scored, as Newtown did not go through the silly farce of kicking a goal. Little affairs of this kind often cause much unplefJsuntnes8 and soreness but I trust there will bo none to-day when the teams meet iu the Cup-tie. May the game be a good one auI the best team win. The Test Match at Chirk was not a particularly brilliant one, but it brought two Oswestry players to the frout-A E Watkin, now of Aston Villa, and Tom Parry of the present Oswestry XI. The latver was in splendid form and actually scored three out of the five goals for his side, while Watkins in the most brilliant manner scored the only one for his side. The latter is chosen for the International Match with Scotland, but Parry, who is as good a forward as ever donned the jersey for Oswestry, is not. The friendly game between Oswestry and Chirk ended in favour of Oswestry by 2 goals to 0. Very few spectators were present owing probably to the wretched weather and influenza, aid also because frieudlies are not much valued now-a-days. The Oswestry forwards were particularly smart, Goodrich, Watkins, and Tom Parry especially shining, while the goalkeeping of G Davies was the feature of the match. Davies improves with every match, and possesses rare nerve smartness and judgment. of his tares on Saturday were particularly brilliant. The game at Wrexham between the Reserves of Oswestry an,i Wrexham was a very close and exciting one. At first the visitors held the upper hand, and led at half-time by 1 goal to 0; but in the second part the homester* put on great pressure, and just managed to get home by a short head. Singleton and Cole's, or Shrewsbury Reserve, go on their way rejoicing. They are a splendid team, and if they are beaten the visitors will need to be a very smart team. Snailbeach were boaten on Saturday by 5 to 0, and full time was not. played owing to the refusal of one of the Snailbeach men ta leave the fu-ld when ordered to do so by the referee. Welshpool had Newport as visitors in the Shrop- shire League match on Saturday. It will be re- membered that when the above teams met at Newport the Welshmen were defeated by 6 to 0. The game was delayed for ninety minutes ùwing- to th- late arrival of the Newport men. Neither teams were frilly repreaeuted. In the first half the game was pretty even. H Morgan- Owen distinguished himself for Welshpool by scor- ing the first goal of thn match. It was a splendid performance and fnlly justified the applause which greeted it. Harper equalised from a srimmage, and thf interval arrived 3Tithott any alteration in the score. In the second half the game was keenly contested, bat after ten minutes' play the referee stopped the game owing to darkness, the final score being one goal Qacli, I heartily congratulate Mr Garth Morgan-Owen on his success ac the military examination. He is a thoioughiy good sportsman and just the kind of solrlier n'quired ill South Africa. It is a pleasure to an old sportsman like myself to tind so many cricketers and footballers volunteering for the front. In view nf the scarcity of volunteers from the Yeomanry in this district one is almost templed to suggest Iiac instead of the annua! Yeomanry show Government aid should be given for the encourage- ment of etach games as cricket and football in order to secure willing volunteers in I case of war. No less than three of the Newtown footers J hller, Dicky Morris, and J P Swetten- harn have volunteered, and from what I know of them they will do their duty like men. It will be a bad look out for the Boer who gets in the way of Jack Miller or Swettenham, and I shall expect Did y Morris to be engaged as chief of the "out- flauking" department. Good luck be with you my dear boys, and may God blrss you and bring you safe home again with honours, and no one will give you a heartier greetingjthan Veteran." THE COMBINATION. RESULTS UP TO DATE. Goals P. w. L. 1). F. A. PTS Chirk 15 30 2 3 35 1-1 23 Wrexham 12 9 1 2 46 19 20 Druids 14 7 4 3 27 20 17 Bangor 9 4 4 1 15 18 9 Newtown 10 4 5 1 24 30 9 Aberystwyth 9 3 4 2 17 22 8 Oswestry United. 10 2 Ij 2 19 23 6 Birkenhea.d. 7 2 4 1 12 16 5 Rhyl 8 1 4 3 13 23 5 Llandudno Swifts.. 10 0 8 2 14 37 2 SHROPSHIRE AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. RESULTS UP TO DATE. Goals P. W. L. D. F. A. PTS Iron-Bridge 6 5 0 1 14 5 11 Sinedeton & Cole's. 8 5 2 1 32 12 11 Bridgnorth 8 3 3 2 22 23 8 Newport 8 3 4 1 14 16 7 Wem 9 2 4 3 10 23 7 St. George's United 6 2 2 2 12 16 G Stafford C.c 5 2 3 0 16 12 4 Welshpool United.. 6 1 5 0 9 22 2 THE LEAGUE. RESULTS UP TO DATE. Goals P. W. L. D. T. A. PTS Sheffield United 22 If <9 8 45 10 36 Aston Villa. 23 It 5 4 51 24 32 WolverhamptouW 21 10 4 7 30 21 27 Sunderland 21 11 8 2 32 23 24 Notts Forest. 21 H G G 36 29 24 Bury 21 10 7 4 33 23 24 Stoke 22 9 9 4 2G 30 22 Everton 22 8 9 5 26 33 21 Derby County 20 7 7 G 25 24 20 Newcastle United.. 19 7 7 5 34 24 19 n Manchester City 21 7 9 5 33 Z8 19 Burnley 21 7 10 4 23 35 18 j West Bromwich A. 21 G 111 5 23 33 17 Notts County 21 G li 5 1 43 17 Preston North End 21 6 11 4 21 30 16 Liverpool 22 5 12 5 '27 34 15 Blackburn Rovers. 18 í 10 1 :2. 37 15 Glossop 19 3 12 4 10 48 10 DENBIGHSHIRE Â: DISTRICT LEAGUE. RESULTS UP TO DATE- C, oals P. W. L. D. R. A. PTS Wrexham Reserve. 6 1 2 21 13 14 Oswestry Reserve.. S 5 1 2 36 11 12 Adwy United 8 5 1 2 17 10 10 Chirk Reserve 7 3 1 3 22 7 9 Druids Reserve 10 3 5 2 2*3 24 8 Uuabon Albions. H 2 4 2 17 26 6 St Martins 7 2 4 1 10 25 5 Ellesmere Rangers 7 1 5 1 9 24 3 Vron St Albans. 7 1 5 1 8 26 3 -<19
MATCHES. LONDON \Yr.I.-H KKSKRVKS V. NORTHAMPTON INSTITUTE. — Play -d ->r • ;.e ground of the latter rt East Fitted.UM < S?I> 1. :ay. The Welsh at once attacked, ami Hugh" Roberts signalised his re- j appearance in the team by fearing the first goal, From the re->i rt Owen Owen raced away and put in a lovely centre, "shieh Jack Evans promptly headed into t'ne net. Northampton now attacked, but to no purpose, end shortly after Jack Evans; headed another of Owen Owen's centres just under the bar. The play continued in favour of the Welsh, but no fur; her scoring took place until after half-time. Then the visitors had matters all their own way and gave the Northampton defence a warm time of it. They penned their opponents in and fairly bombarded the home goal. Evans managed to place three more goals to his credit, while Lewis and Roberts obtained one each. The Northampton forwards made spasmodic efforts to break away, but were too well watched by the Welsh halves, and a rather one-sided game ended in favour of the Welsh by 8 goals to 0. Earlier in the season the W»dsh defeated the same eleven by 3 to 1. The following composed the Welsh team :— Goal, Ted Jenkins (Aberystwyth); backs, Harry' Jones (Brecon) and (Osweatry); half-backs, F Peurlios Owen ^Craven Arms), Di Jones (Llanid- loes), and J Williams (Aberdovey); forwards, Owen Owen (1) ngelley), J Lewis (Blaenau Festiniog), J Evans (Aberystwytli), Hugh Roberts (Holyhead), and II Hudson (Newtown). OSWESTRY UNITED v. CHIRK. A friend iy match between these teams took place at Oswestry on Saturday in cold weather, tee ground i.e'ii« in a greasy condition. Mr Setli Powell was t e referee, and the teams were as follows — OSWESTKT. Davies, goal A Lloyd and B Watkins, backs J Barratt, F Lenbow, and T Griffiths, half-backs; J Barratt, F Lenbow, and T Griffiths, half-backs; Weliings, M Watkins, D Davies, T Parry, and H Goodrich, forwards. CHIRK;. Goal, Tracer; backs, J Roberts and C Morris half-backs, S Meredith, R Morris, and M Morris; forwards, S Roberts, W Wynne, E James, W Eagavi, Ilnd G Williams. Davies started for Oswestry, but the ball v. ent along the visitors' left, Eagan being pulled ap by B Watkins. Mid-field play ensued from which Weliings got away and had a shct at Tracey who saved smartly, and play was transferred to the other end, a hot tupsle following in front of the home goal, and Lloyd relieved. Both ends were visited but neither side could score, the defence being good on both sides. In the second-half, Davies was called upon by James and saved well. The home- sters at last got away, and Parry centred, M Watkins putting the ball into the net out of Tracey's reach From the kick-off, G Williams looked like scoring but Davies ran out and cleared, this very likely averting the capture of the home goal. The visitors pressed but could not get through. Davies had several difficult shots to (leal with, but he managed them all, and was loudly cheered. The home forwards then put on pressure, the ball going along the left wing. Goodrich centred and Parry was given an opening, but he shot a trifle wide. In the next minute Parry got in and passed to Good- rich, who scored a beauty. The game was keenly contested to the end, and on a few occasions the home goal was hard pressed, but Davies was sound, and time arrived with the score Oswestry 2 goals, Chirk none. INTERNATIONAL TEST MATCH. A match, promoted by the Welsh Football Association, for the purpose of choosing players to represent Wales in the international match, took place at Chirk on Monday, when there was a fairly large gate. Teams :— WHITES. Goal, J Morris, Chirk; backs, T Knight, Llan- dudno, and Smart Arridge, Bangor and New Brighton balf-backs, S Meredith, Chirk, R Morris, Chirk, and W Harrison Wrexham right wing, W Meredith, Chirk and Manchester City, aud LI Griffiths, Wrexham; centre, R Jones, Bangor; left wing, T D Parry, Oswestry, and C Davies, Hereford. STRIPES. Goal, Fn.d Griffiths; backs, G Povah, Wrexham, and H Blew, Wrexbatn; half-backs, G Richards, Druids and Gravesend, J Price, Druids, and M Morris, Chirk right wing, D H Pugh, Wrexham and Lincoln, and W M Watkins, Oswestry; ceutre, J Davies, Druids left wing, W Jackson, Flint and Newton Heath, and A E Watkins, Caersws and Aston Villa.. Referee, Mr R T Gongh, Oswestry. Linesmen, Messrs R W Parry and A Thomas. The Whites had the best of the game, bnt credit is due to the StripvH for determinedly contesting a losing game. Without the aid of A E Watkins the Stripe* would have figured very badly indeed. The Whites, on the other hand, owe much of their • ucoeas to T D Parry, of Oswestry, who scored three of td.eir goais, and was instrumental in obtaining their fourth. Play hovered in midfield for some time after the start, and a foul was given against the Stripes, but A E Watkins broke away and took the ball down the wing, his centre not being taken advantage of. Gradually play came back, and it Jones shot a few inches beside the goal. This was followed by two more fusiladss at the Stripes' goal the first of which Griffiths dex- terously saved, and the second was given off-side. J Morris's energies were then called into action, and for a time play was confined to the Whites' goal. A determined rush was made on the Stripes' goal, and from a scrimmage a shot was sent in. Griffiths ran out to meet it, and before he could regain his place Parry shipped the ball into the net. A E Watkins put in some strong and well-directed shots, but there was no further scoring in the first half. The Whites had the game practically in their own hands in the second part, when they played with the wind. Giv.'iiths showed some smurt work. lie successfully withstood the bombardment until Parry put in a well-aimed shot, which W Meredith took on, and very nearly scored. 77hen play was nearly at mid-field Parry again sent the ball hurtling again through the air and with such good will that all Griffiths's efforts to stop it were futile. Disaster now fell thickly on the Stripes, and a in few minutes Parry had an easv opening, and with little difficulty scored again. After nalf-an-hour's inactivity Morris was given something to do, being called upon to stop & shot from A E Watkins, but the respite was of brief duration, for W Meredith put in the fifth goal for the Whites almost immediately afterwards. The Whites were, however, not destined to go goalless. Mark Watkins passed to his! brother, who crowned a brilliant run with an equally brilliant shot, which landed safety in the net. Result:- Whites, 5 goals Stripes, 1 goal.
SHROPSHIRE & DISTRICT LEAGUE. WELSHPOOL v NEWPORT. Played at, Welshpool on Saturday last before a 8U1.1 atLndance of spectators. Owing to the late arrival of the visitors the kick off did not, take Place until nearly four o'clock. Welshpool were short of four of their regular players, whilst New- port played three reserves. The following were the teunis:- WELSHPOOL. Goal, Bob Damer; backs, H Hamer and Morris; half-backs, Rowlands, Tucker and W Davies; for- wards, D Davies, Tudor, M Morgan-Owen, J Jones, and H Morgan-Owen. Linesmau, Mr H Smith. NEWPORT. Goal, J Macklin backs, T Maokliu and W Boughey half-backs, G Boughey, C Jeffreys, and Pr'ce forwards, Hodson, Mytton Plimrner, Harper, C Macklin and Poppitt. Linesman, Mr Harris. Referee, Mr Townseud, Newtown. Welshpool won the toss and started with ten men. The opening stages of the game were favourable to the homesters, who forced a fruitless corner. H Morgan-Owen was conspicuous on the left but his centres were not taken advantage of. Hodson got away for Newport but Hamer kicked up the field. H Morgan-Owen got possession, ar.d wending his way through the Newport defence, shot into the corner of the net, Macklin having no chance. The game opened out. and home defence was tested. Tucker arrived after twenty minutes' play and Welshpool had their fall strength. The home left. got up and the ball was crossed to D Davies, who had a good chance of adding to the HY1re but shot over the bar. A fool was awarded Newport from wWie" Harper scored. Play was exriuintr, and H Morgan-Owen sent in a shot but Macklin fisied ow in doing so the visitors' goal- keeper ttceidfntniiy struck Tudor and the game was stopped for a few minutes. Newport were having slight ;y t lie bev„ of matters" and forced' several corners', all of which were cleared. Walter Davies was eheenJd for good play and sent towards Mack- lin. M Morgan-Owen made a splendid run and passed several opponen's, but- was finally dis- possed by one of the backs. Half-time score: 1, Newport 1. Ou resuming the New- port right fo'-ced the game and Walter Davies and the backs had all their work cub out to clear. Welshpool were awarded a foul and Tucker placed I well in. The Newport custodian fisted out from M Morgan-Owen. Rowlands met the return and Macklin conceded a coiner, which was cloared. Ten minutes only of the second half was played when the referee stopped the game owing to dark- ness.
THE COMBINATION. BANGOl v. DRUIDS. At Bangor, in duii weather. The opening ex- ¡ changes favoured the home team, and after repeated attempts to score Walter Lewis legistered the first point for Bangor, two minutes from the Start. The Druids retaliated, the left-wing reaching the Ban- gor defence, but the visiting forwards were very- erratic in their final efforts. The homo team then pressed, J Arridge nearly sooring from long range. Continuing the pressure, the home forwards had hard lines, Price, the visiting custodian, playing a fine game. Towards half-time, play greatly fluctuated. The greater part of the second part was most uninteresting, the players apparently I kicking in an aimless manner, th hume forwards beir.g particularly faulty before goal. About twenty minutes after resr.mii.g, W Lewis, from a coiner kick, placed by John Robertb; headed a second goal for Bangor, wbiibt towards the close the visiting outside-laft scored a splendid goal, the result of an individual effort on his part. The Druids made Htrenuous efforts to equalise but failed to do so. Result, :-Bangor, two goals Druids, one.
DENBIGHSHIRE AND FLINTSHIRE CHARITY CvJP. SECOND ROUND. W R ;■ x H A it VICTORIA L LLANGOLLEN UNITED.— O11 Salisbury Park, Wrexham, OIl Saturday. Vic- toria pressed at the start, but the visitors scored first, the result of pretty combination. The home forwards, however, succeeded in capturing the Llangollen goal twice before half-time, when the score read—Wrexham Victoria, two goals Llan. gollen United, one. In the second half the home team added a and the United failing to ^again score the restili, a win for Wrexham Victoria by three go:ah to one.
DENBIGHSMIHE AND DISTRICT L hJAG U E. j RLABON ALBION v. KLLKSMKRK RANGERS,—At Rnabon, on Saturday, the homesters winuing easily by 7 goals to nil. WilKX FIAM IifiKKHVK V O SWISS TRY UKITJD RKKEHVE.—O') Wrexham Racecourse on Saturday. interest was taken in this engagement, as 11. the ciubs are at the head of tho League table. In the first half the United scored once, but the home side failed to get through. In the second half Wrexham scored twice, whilst the United failed to add to their score. Result:—Wrexham won by two goals to one.
COTTAGE HOSPITAL CHARITY CUP. The draw for the semi-finals to be played on neutral ground is as follows :-St Martin's or Porth- ywaen v. Derwea Rangers; Llanymynech v. Whit- tington.
WALES v. SCOTLAND. The Council of the Welsh Football Association has selected the following team to represent the Principality against Scotland at Aberdeen, on Feb- ruary 3rd :—Goal. 1" Griffiths, Blackpool backs, D Jones, Manchester City, and Smart Arridge, Now Brighton Tower; half-backs, S Meredith, Chirk, J L Jones, Tottenham Hotspur, and Sydney Darvcll, Oxford University and Corinthians; right-wing, D H Pugh, Lincoln City, and W Meredith, Manchester City; left-wing, A G Morris, Notts Forest, and A E Watkins, Aston Villa; centre, Trevor Owen, Wol- verhampton Wanderers.
SHROPSHIRE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION. A meeting of the Council was held at the Unicorn Hotel, Shrewsbury, on Tuesday night, the Presi- dent (Mr A Sharman) presiding.—The Secretary (Mr R M Moberts) reported that ;E8 3s 6d had been received from five clubs on behalf of the War Fund.—It was decided to keep the fund open until the next meeting of the Association.—The draws in the semi-final for the Junior Cup resulted as fol- lows :—Dawley Church Choir v. Oswestry Reserve, referee, Mr Wilding Singleton and Cole's v. Broseley, referee, Mr R J Clayton. Matches to be played on February 17th. FOOTBALL IN MACHYNLLETH. [CONTRIBUTED.] There has been a lull in the leather business" here these last few week, and the strange part of the business is that nobody seems to know any- thing about it. If you ask the Committee Gentlemen what's come over the Town Football team ? How is it there are no matches ? The only reply you can get from the sages is a shake of the head and an occasional nod and dunno." The "War" may have had "summat" to do with it, for the price of coal has gone up fearfully and it, may be that the price of leather i going up too. However 1 am delighted to say that things are brushing up a bit. A strong Committee met on Monday evening at the residence of Dr A 0 Davies, and the matter having been freely and fully discussed arrangements were made for home and awav matches in the immediate future. The fixture tor next Saturday is with Aberystwyth College the return match, but such a large number of" footer" enthusiasts are so very anxious to see that royal tug of war between the Reds of Newtown and the Black and Green" boys at Aberystwyth, that the fixture has been postponed. The "little business" at Newtown last Saturday was a bit awkward, and such actions as those of the refeiee do not tend to the developing of first-class football. The affair will require a lot of explaining, and I fancy that a lot of extra energy will be at play on the Aber- ystwyth ground next Saturday when the boys meet for the Welsh Cup. 0 what a struggle it, will be! Talk of the meeting between Greek and Trojan, why they won't be in it. 1 sincerely hope there will be no broken limbs in the fite." Ye men of the sea-side, see that you are in the" pink" of con- dition, sound in wind and limb, or else, by the powers those lads in red will surely trctince you! I have great faitti in the Aberystwyth lads, and I hope the gallant 'boys won't disappoint.
WELSHPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB. FIXTURES. The following is a corrected list of fixtures of the the above club :— Jan uary 20 Stafford Christ Church, L Away 27 Bridgnorth, L Away February 3 4th Round Wednesbury Cup. 10 Iron-Bridge, L Away 17 24 Ellesmere Home March 3 5th Round Wednesbnry Cuo. —-— 10 i) 17 Newtown Away 24 Wem, L Away i> 31 Stafford Christ Church, L Home April 7 Oswestry United Home 13 Aston Templars Home „ 14 Bridgnorth, l Home 21 .—.— L denotes Shropshire and District League.
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MARKETS. WRLSHPOOL CORN, ATON DAY.- Prices :-Wheat, 12s 6d to 13s Od per 240ibs; barley, 15s Od to 16s Od per 280 lbs; oats, 12s Od to 12s 6d per 2251bs. WK LSH POOL GKNKRAL,Monday.—Wholesale prices Butter Is 3d to ls4dper 11,; eggs 0 to 12 for Is; fowis Os Od to 3s Od p^r couple chickens, 4s Od to 5s Od ducks, 4s 6d to 5s 6d rabbits, Is 6d to Is 8d per couple. NEWTOWN GENERAL, TUESDAY.—Eggs 0 to 12 for Is butter Is 3d to Is 4d per lb; fowls 3s Od to Os ad;, chickens 4s Od to 5s Od ducks 4s Od to 5s Od rabbits, Is 6d to Is 8d per couple. LIVERPOOL CORN, TuKf-DAY. — Wheat, quiet trade, id to Id under Friday. 6s 2d to 6s 3d; Northern spring, 5s lid to 6s Od; 2 Kansas, 5s 7d to 58 lid. Beans, 3d dearer— Saidi, 28s Od to 28s 3d. Peas, unchanged, 5s 6d. Oats, unchanged—whites, 2s4d to 2s 7d. Maize, only moderate trade—old mixed, 3s 6kd to 3s 6d new, 3s 5|d to 38 6d. Flour, unchanged. BIRMINGHAM CATTLE, TUESDAY. Moderate supply of cattle and sheep, but trade inactive. Prices ruled as follows: Beef, Herefords, 7.d, few choice, 7fd shorthorns, 6d to 6d; bulls and cows, to 61.1 calves, Od 'to 7d; wethers, Od to 81d; ewes and rams, 5d to 6c1 per lb bacon pigs, 7s 6d to 0s Od porlcecs, OB ad to 9s 6d sows, 6s Od to 6s 6d per score. LONDON HAY AND STRAW, TUESDAY.—Prices — Good to prime hay, 70s to 87a 6d inferior to fair, 55s to 65s good to prime clover, 75s to 100s inferior to fair ditto, 60s Cd to 70s mixture and sainfoin, 60s Cd to 85s ad; straw, 24s to 36B per load. SAi.TORD CATTLE, TUKMJ.AY. — At market::— 2,936 cattle, with trade rather depressed sheep, 8;943, demand alow calves, 98, trade fairly good for choice. Quotations as followsCattle, 5d to 6cl sheep, 6d to 81d cr- Ivc-f, 4d to 8d per lb. LlnRP OOL CATTLE MARKET,MONDAY.—Numbers:: Beasts, 1,613; sheep, 5,719. quotationB: Best beasts, 6d to 6jd second, E;}d to 51d; third, 4d to 5d best Scotch sheep, 8-1 to 8^d other sorts, 6d to 7d per lb. The supply of stock was smaller than week, showing a decrease of 53 beasts, and a decrease of 1,639 sbeep. Slow demand j for all classes at about late rates. CORK BUTTER, Thursday.—Prim est, —s prime, -8; firsts, —s; seconds 93s kegs, s thirds 77s kegs -8 fourths -s fifths —s choicest -8; choice —s superfine —s tuie mild 96s kegs-s; mild -8; choicest boxes ~s ■ choice boxes, —s- In market 38, which were classified as follows:- Primesc 0, prime 0, firsts 0, seconds 19, thirds 8, fourths 1, fifths 0, choicest 0, choice 0, super- fine 0, fine mild 3, mild 0, choicest boxes 0" choice 0, unbranded 7, kegs 1. Fresh better A, 101s to ■—e ditto B, 89s to 88s. OSWESTRY UOUN MARKET, WEDNESDAY. The I following wero the quotatiors:-White wneat (old): Os Od "o Os Od white wheat (new), 3s lOd to 4s Od per7h!b;<; red wheat (old), Os Od to Os Od red wheat (new), 3s 9d to 4s Od per 7blbs old oats, 13s Od to 14s Od new oats, 10s Od to lls Od per 200ibs; malting barley, 14s Od to 16s Od; grinding barley, 13s Od to 14s Od per 2801bs. OSWJTSTRY GENERAL MARKET, WEDNESDAY.— Quotations :—Butter, Is 2d to Is 3d per ib; eggs 8 to 9 for Is beef, 6d to 8d per lb; m itton, 7d to 9d; lamb, 8d to 9d veal, 6d to 9d pork, 6d to 8d fowls, 4s 6J to 5s Od per couple ducks. 5s Od to 6s Od per couple; rabbits, 2s 2d to 2s 4d per couple; geese, 8d to9d turkeys, lOd to lid per lb; potat oes, lOd per score. OSWE^TKY WEEKLY CATTLE FAIR.—There was a good supply of stock at .the Sinithtieid en Wednesday, and a good sale was effected prices remaining about the same as last week. Messrs aiid Son sold 195 cattle and calves, and 844 sheep and pigs; Messrs Hall, Wateridge and Owen, in conjunction with Mr Dbody, sold 90 cattle and calves, and — sheep and laiubs and Messrs Whitfield and Batho had their usual sales. Prices ruled as follows:— Beef, 6r1 to 7d per lb; mutton, 7d to 8d per lb. veal, 7d to 8d per lb pork pigs, 8" Od to 8s 4d bacon pigs, 7s 6d to 7s 9d per score. ELLE.-MKRE, TUESDAY. —Quotations as follows: Wheat (new) lis 6d t< 12s 00 per 225 lbs; barley (new), J68 Od to 17s Od per 280 lbs oats (new), 10s Od to lis Od per 200 lbs; butter, laid to Is 2d pet ii, eggs, 9 to 11 for Iq fowls, 4s Od 0486-1 ducks, 5s Od to 5s 6.1 rabbits, ls6dtols8d per CHipie; apples, 2d per lb. WHITCHURCH, FRIDAY. —Wheat, 3s lOd to 4s Id per 75 lbs Oarlev, 3s 6d to 4* Od per 70 lbs; oats, 2s 6d to 3s Od per 50 lbs eggs, 9'to 10 for Is; butter Is Od to Is 4d per 16 OZ; fowls, 4s Os to 4s 6d per couple: ducks, 58 Od to 5s 6d per couple; potatoes, Od to 9d per score; beef, 5d to 8d mutton, 7d to 9dlamb, 7d to 9d; veal, 7d to 8d pork, 6d to 7<1 per Ih; rabbits, L8 lOd to 2s Od per couple apples, lid to 2d oer quarter. BRADFORD WOOL, THURSDAY.—As might be ex- pected, the check to prices administered at the wool sales in London has not beeu with effect here. It would be hardly possible to-day to obtain such prices as on Monday for any wool which is of short or inferior quality, and the tone generally is cer- tainly less confident. Nevertheless it, is claimed by sellers that ail good qualities of new wool are as dear as ever. Under existing circumstances users are naturally wholly disinclined to come into the market except for what they are forced to buy, but sellers, on the other hand, are not greatly disposed to press matters and still express some belief in a recovery. English wools are quieter and less firm also because of the check, but mohair is firm, with a good demand, especially in the lower qualities. TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY. Take Laxativ3 Bromo Quinine Tablett. All. Druggists refund the money if it fails to enre. 1/lJ. The genuine is stamped L. B. Q. HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. SIR W. W. WYNN'S HOUNDS WILL MEET Saturday, Jan. 20th Prees Heath Mondav Jan. 22ud Bryukinalfc At 11. Tuesday, Jan. 23rd Rednal At 10-30. Friday, Jan. 26th Brouehton Saturday, Jan. 27th Macefen At 11. THE PLAS MACHYNLLETH HOUNDS WILL MEET FOXHOUNDS Monday, Jan. 22nd Hetigwm Thursday, Jan. 25th Derwenlas At 10-30. HARRIERS Tuesday, Jan. 23rd Dovey Bridge Friday, Jau. 26th Glandulasmawr At 10-30. UNITED PACK wnL MEET Saturday, Jan. 20th The Cock, Forden Wednesday, Jan. 24th Ticklerton Saturday, Jan. 27th Moat Gate At, 10-45. TANAT SIDE HARRIERS WILL MEET Tuesday, Jan. 23rd Llanyblodwel Friday, Jan. 26th Pool Quay At 11. NORTH MONTGOMERY HARRIERS WILL MEET Saturday, Jan. 20th Bwlchygarnedd Wednesday, Jan. 24th Cornorri-.n Saturday, Jan. 27th Pontyscowrvdd Bridge At 11. — SIR BRYAN LEIGIITON'S HOUNDS WILL Thursday, Jan. 25th Maes Brra At 11. Frank Lloyd and Sons hold their opening sales for the year in the North Wales Repository, Wrex- ham, next week. The catalogue is a large one, and contains an entry of over 800. On Thursday, January 23rd, the first day of the sale, will be offered 160 high class harness horses (including 12 match pairs), also 80 valuable hunters and 6 fillies and colts from the Eaton Stud. Wednesday's sale will com prisc 280 small harness horses, show cobs, and ponies, including many prize winners. On Thurs- day, the last day of the sale, 300 heavy town, Inrry and young horses will be offered, these certainly will be a great sight and well worthy the attention of brewers, team owners and others in search of horses of the right sort, most of which are warranted sound. Full particulars will be found in our advertisinglcolumns.
THE MOST NUTRITIOUS. EPPS'S GRATEFUL-COMFORTING. A BREAKFAST-SUPPER.
CAERSWS BOARD OF GUARDIANS. WEDNESDAY. Present Mr R Bennett (chairman) presiding-, Mr R Evans (vice-chairman), Messrs N Bennett, D Higgs, Evan Williams, John Evans, Evan Powell, Thomas Mills, D Lloyd, E P Davies, Evan Jones, D Jones, R Breeze, Edward Powell, John Lewis, John Brown, Thomas Jones, William Jones, D T Francis, and John Humphreys, with rhe Clerk (Mr R Wil- liams), and the Deputy Clerk (Mr C T M Taylor). CONDOLENCE. Following the reading of the minutes, the Chair- man alluded in sympathetic terms to the sad bereavement which had recently taken place in the family of one of the Guardians, Mr Edward Powell. He suggested that a letter of condolence be sent from the Board to Mr and Mrs Powell.—All present signified their approval by risinir. WTGAN PROTESTS. The Guardians of the Union forwarded for the approval of the Board the foHowing circular resolution r.—"That in the opinion of thi« Board the minimum charge fixed by the Local Govern- ment Board by the Vaccination Order, 1893, for vaccination is too high and requires revision, and that a copy of this resolution be sent to all Unions in England and Wales, also to the Poor Law Unious Association, with a request that the Executive Council take steps to remedy thi* defect."—M John Lewis agreed with the resolution and proposed that the Board adopt a similar one.—Mr Evan Powell seconded, and it was unanimously agreed to. COUNTY RATE BASIS. The Clerk to the Montgomery County Council wrote that he was directed by the committee appointed for the purpose of preparing a basis or standard for fair 'and eqnal county rates for the county of Montgomery, to forward to the Bourd a copy of the result of the researches prepared from the returns made by the several Union Assessment Committees of every place separately rated to the relief of the poor wit hin the county for the current year. Any objections to the scheme would be con- sidered by the committee at the Town Hail,Welsh- pool, on the 22nd of February next. The Clerk said the County Council altered the standard every two or three years. As far as their Union was con- cerned, there was no objection. The assessable value was put as he bad returned it, and was according to the assessment of last. year.—Mr Edw Powell thought that the best course to pursue would be to acknowledge receipt of the communica- tion and stfggest to the Council that they after jtho assessment every year in accordance with the returns preprared by all Unions, and not, as at present, every two or three years. He moved as a formal resolution that this course be adopted.—-Mr John Lewis seconded.—Carried. TH-E LIBERTY OF THE PRESS: NHOCLP INMATES WRITE TO THE PAPKKF< ? The Chairman Have any members of the Board seen a letter in the Newtown paper of January 9th, headed" Religion in Caersws Workhouse?"—All the Guardians bad read the letter with the excep- tion of two.—The Chairman, continuing, said the letter had bee:1 written by an inmate complaining of the want of a chaplain to the House. It was signed Homo," but it was well known that the man who wrote it was the inmate Thomas Rogers. He (the Chairman) must conscientiously say that he was surprised at the editor of the Montgomery- shire Express inserting such a letter. At. tiie pre- sent time Kotrers was acting as deputy porter, but it was his (Mr Bennett's) opinion Úmt tile post was rathor too good for hinl. Tho porter had informed him that Rogers spent a large porriou of his time in writing. Seeing that there was another man in the House who was competent for the post of deputy porter, he suggested that Rogers be tnoved from the porters room. Lots o" people had come to him after reading the better and said This is a fine state of things at Caersws Workhouse." He asked permission to cad Rogers into the room and inform him that the Board had decided to send him back to the pauper wards. — Mr Edward Powell said there was no doubt a great deal of irritation and unpleasantness was caused JJY the Joe(¡1 Press iti- serting letters of this kind. If any inmate had a grievance, the proper and legitimate course for him to follow was to lay it before the Board. The representatives present could report the complaint if they chose, and then it was open for any editor who liked to comment upon it to do so. He held that proprietors or editors of news- papers had no more right to publish a letter like the one in question than they had to publish a I libellous or slanderous statement. Too often the proprietors of local papers thought thev could print anything so long as the writers enclosed their names. He hoped the Board would call the attention of the Express to the matter by requesting the editor not to again publish anything of a similar nature until it had come before the notice of the Guardians. — Thomas Rogers was then brought before the Board, aud, in response to the Chairman, said he had written the letter referred t). He had also enclosed his real name, which, however, he had not meant for publication. Being further questioned by Mr Bennett,, he said hft had a nice writing place ill the porrer's room. What ink and paper he required he paid for it out of his own pocket. A friend outside supplied him with a little money.—The Chairman You will have to go from that office of the porter's. — Rogers I am very sorry. I wish to apologise for writing the letter. I hope the Board will pass it by this once.- -The Chairman (loudly): o! You are to leave that room to-day and go back to the other wards and make yourself generally useful.— Rogers: Oh! Yes. I always make myself gener- ally useful. I bave never refused to do nythÍ1g since I have been here. If the Guardians will overlook this, I promise that I will never write any more letters to the Press.—The Chairman If yon ever have any more complaints to make, you must bring them before the Board in the proper way by asking the Master to put it on his books, not by writing to the papers. And mind you leave that room to-day.— Rogers: Very well.— Mr E P Davies, after Rogers had left the room, appealed to the Chairman to overlook the matter. Rogers made an excellent deputy porter. —Mr Edward Powell t This man Rogers is hut a half-witted fellow and I am astonished at the proprietors of the E#pres& inserting such a letter. Is it right that letters from every "Tom, Dick and Harry" should be given publicity in this manner. To put the matter straight, 1 propose that the clerk be instructed to write to the proprietors of the Express* asking if they receive anymore letters from inmates of the Workhouse, for them not to be inserted until the writers had givan assurance that the complaint had first been brought before the Board.— Mr E P Davies seconded and it was cariied. — Mr Davies then moved that Rogers be allowed to remain in the post of deputy ported. The Chairman dissented. — Mr Edward Powell Do not let us dismiss the man because he has written this silly letter. if you have a. man more competent for the post, then appoint him. We shall be much blamed, and you, Mr Chairman, will have to bear the brunt of it. in the local Press. We must really be careful.—Mr Evan Powell pointed out, amidst much laughter, that the Chair- man had called Rogers into the room and told him of his dismissal before any resolution had been passed by the BOlinL-The Chairman I take the responsibility of ordering him from that room upon my own shoulders.—At a later stage of the meeting, Mr Evan Jones informed the Chairman that he had seen the porter, who told him it was untrue that there was another man in the house capable of taking Rogers' place.—The Chairman I won't withdraw my word.-—Mr Jones Yes, but your word is only one man's word, after ali (laughter). PRESENTS FOR THE INMATES. The Master reported that the Christmas dinner was very enjoyed by the inmates. The fol- lowing presents had been received — Christmas cake, tea, sugar, tobacco, matches, crackers, sweets and Christmas cards, from Mrs Powell; variety of toys for the children, caps, scarves, pocket hand- kerchiefs and periodicals from Mrs Purchas; parcel of periodicals from Mr A Davies; books, sweets and apples from Miss Lloyd basket of apples from Mrs Kinsey oranges from MrRees; parcel of per- iodicals, toys, books and sweets from Mrs A S Cooke. The male voice party under the conductor- ship of Mr R Jones, gave a musical entertainment on Sunday, the 7th itiet. Entertainments were also given on the 28th ult. and on the Ilih imt, on which latter date the R.W.W. Recreation Society ably sustained an excellent programme. Colonel E Pryee-Jones, M.P., who presided over the concert, presented each inmate with a Transvaal souvenir, of threepence, and also gave them oringes and sweets. The Revs J Humphreys and J D Davies visited the sick wards on the 22nd and 29th ult respectively. Divine service had beer: held on various dates by the Rev Rhys Davies, the Rev D B Edmands, the Rev J Jones (Vicar of Llanwnog), the Rev D Davies, and Ur J Francis. Also the Rev R H Jones hstd visited the sick wards on the 15th of the present month.—The various donors and entertainers having been thanked by the Board, the Chairman said: "Those who read the papers will be convinced that the inmates have had plenty of services and plenty of enjoyment. A RELIEVING OFFICER PROTESTS. A man, infirm and bowed with the weight of 63 years, applied to the Board for relief. His name, he said was John Thomas, and his trade that of a wheelwright. He lived at Moc-hdre.—Mr Robert Lloyd, Relieving Officer for Newtown, reported that the applicant was, about 15 years ago, in a flourish ing business at Mochdre and had saved some two or tjhree hutidred pounds. Ail this he had squandered in driuk. By his dissipated habits and persistent cruelty he had unhinged his wife's mind, the unhappy woman dyinu some time after her removal to Bicton as a pauper lunatic. Ever since his wife's death Thomas had been on the downgrade.—Much discussion followed Mr Lloyd's statement, Mr John Lewis remarking that the rann had been a very competent and hardworking tradesman. Never in his life had he met a man who could make a better gambo cart than John Thomas.—Ultimately it was decided to grant the applicant, as an experiment, 38 per week for four weeks —The Chairman J hope Mr Lloyd and the Guardians will watch the case very carefully.— Mr Lloyd I must protest against the Boards decision. I mast; speak my mind. Not long ago I met tl;! man drunk in the streets of Newtown. No discrimination is made between the deserving and the undeserving poor, and, con- sequently, an Officer has no encouragement to do his duty. OVERSEERS IN ARRCAR. Tiie Cierk reported "ona,t the overseers of the parishes of Carno and Liang?nog were very much behindhand, being in arrear to the amount, of four calls each. At the last meeting of the Rural Dis- trict Council he was directed to write to the over- soern. This he bad done and had ascertained that they had paid nothing since last September on both parishes. Tbe eol!eéjJor hal told him it was not: the fault of the overseers, but the fanlt of the j assistant overseer who wouid not give np the book. The great mistake was that the two offices were separated, and one no-r jmt. the blame on the other. Mr Evan Powell To what body is the assistant overseer responsible ? — The Clerk The Parish Couuoil.—Mr Powell: Well, why the Parish Council take him in hand, then?—The Clerk said be had received a letter from one of the overseers, Mr Jones, promising that the money should be paid into the bank next week. Of course, if the money was not paid, the only remedy the Board would have would be to summon the overseer.— .Mr Lewis suggested that they should ask Mr Jones to look at the rate book and see when the rate for the current year was formed by the justices, and then if the rate was not met the only thing for them to do communicate with the Parish Council. He pro- posed that the matter be adjourned to the next meeting.-T1-:tis was seconded and carried. THE ALTERATIONS: THE CONTRACTOR "FIXICS" THE BOARD. Mr John Lewis rapoited that the committee ap- pointed to see if the contract in respect of Work- house alterations, entered into with Mr Marpcle, of Llanidloes, could not be mcdified, had met, when he in the absence of Mr Evan Jones, presided. I They had gone very carefully fcbronsrh the various items, only to find that their hands were absolutely tied by the contractor. They had put some ques- tions to Mr Marpcle, who had asked for time to consider before he replied to them. Accordingly they had adjourned for ten days. When they met agam they received the contractor's reply stating that he could not in the least, from the con- tract, which had been signed by the Chairman and confirmed by the Local Government Board. The I mishap was that the matter had. not been brought up sooner, when the Board could easily have dratted another scheme,, which would not have been nearly so expensive as the present, one.A letter was read from the Rev T II Hughes stating that he was unable to attend the meeting owing to a severe cold. He had wished to discuss the alterations at the House. He hoped the Board would adhere to tbeir original resolution. HOW THE POOH LIVE. A feeble old man named Thomas Evans, aged 82 f years, applied to the Board for Gne additional help towards maintaining himself, bin wife (aged 74), and bis grand-daughter. At present he received Is a week from the parish, and his two j sons contributed each 28 per week. — The Chair- man How much rent do you pay?—A pplic-ant (sturdily) That matters net to you. I pay it always. For 51 years I have lived in the same house.—It being' explained to Evans that the ques- tion was usually put to those applyiug- for relief, he at length admitted Ire paid three guineas a year.—The Chairman all see that tin's is I a. very straightforward case. I think all tho better of the old man for his sharp answer.—It was decided 11;0 allow KV'H1S 2s a week extra, thus bringing his yearly income to £18 the applicant being informed of what the Board ha.d agreed upon, he exclaimed: I was thinking you would have given me mora than that, whatever. How am I and mine to live, and find fire, clothing, and rant, out of 7s a week ?—The Chairman If it is not enough von must make a second appJicarien for an increase — Evans (cheerily) Oh I will do the best I can, sir.
— « CAERSWS RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL.—Wednesday. Present: Mr John Lewis, chairman, presiding, Messrs N Bennett, Richard Evans, D Jones, W Jones, John Humphreys, E P Davies, Richard Breese, Thomas Jones, D T Francis, John Brown, Evan Jones, T Mills, John Evans. D Lloyd, J Evan Powell, with the clerk Mr R Williams, and the surveyor Mr Edmunds. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The surveyor reported tbat the Pentre Bridge had been completed, but he was waiting for stone to finish metalling the approaches. With regard to the Glynbrochan road, he had seeu the owner, Mr Hugh Lewis, who was willing to give the land for the widening of the road on condition that proper fences were made and the footpa.th on the north side done away with. There were three lengths of road amounting in all to about 50 yards, and the average breadth was only 6 j feet. It was proposed to widen the road to 15 feet, and the ex- pense involved would b? about £30 exclusive of manual labour which would COOK, to ab"ut £18. The surveyor was directed to ascrtain from nil interested parties what they were prepared to con- tribute towards the cost of widening the road. MISCELLANEOUS. The new footbridge by the Glanyrafon siding has been erEcted. The Local Government Board wrote approving of the reappointment ot the medical officers of health.
A SOLDIERS FATE. INTERESTING DISCLOSURES. Ex-sergeuut Harry Collins, late of the ?nb Lan- cers, is at home at 'A, Alswitha terrace, Hyde street, Winchester. It was the South Jilanchester Chronicle which obtained his deeply interesting story of War and Peace. Collins, who is forty-three years of ige, was enscoEced in a cosy corner of his neat little house, surrounded by his children, and looking the very picture of health and happiness. "Some Recount of my experiences?" he com- menced. Well, 1 served for twenty-one years in the 9th Lancers, aud left that regiment us a ser- geant fit. for a good many further service. During iny service I was for three years in A fghan- istan UXDER LOHO ROJiRTRTS, and was awarded three medals. Immediately after leave e the Army I joined the Corps of Commission;.u-es, and was employed keeping the door of large estabusinneiit. I was on door duty for about, three years, aud during that time I was contracting one cold on the of another, untii I got bad that 1 had to be removed to work inside tne premises. I had began to spit phlegm with stree.ks of blood. I lost my appetite, aud I got so weak that I could only walk slowly. I lost a stone in weight, and at night I used to awake wet with perspiration—a sure sign of consumption. At last I went to see a very able doctor, who told me that I would have to have a change of air and a rest, or I would break 1!1), 1 went to bed acd called in another doctor, who said I was tti the first stage of consumption, and if I did not leave Manchester I would not last long. Ho seemed to understand my case so well that I thought he was right, and I grew so weak that I did not care whether I died or not." You tried some remedy, I sappose ? asked tho reporter. was Mr Collins's reply. "Whilst I was lying in bed I saw a case mentioned in tho papers of a marvellous cure effected by Dr Williams' pink pills for pale people. The case in point was exactly similar to mine, and the symptoms appeared to be the same. 1 sent my wife for a box, and after having taken them I already felt slightly better. After I had taken a second box I went to work again. I continued taking the pills, aud after another eight boxes I was completely cured, and my heaith at preStJlJt is very good. I told the doctor that Dr Willimas' pink pills had saved my life." Continuing, in a chatty manner, Mr Collins said My father died of asthma, and that complaint seems to run in the family. I used to cough all day, but. since I have fortunately taken Dr Williams' pink pills my cold has been cured. A good many people wondered at seeing be cured so quickly, but I told them I owed it all to Dr Williams' pink pills, and recommended them to take them." It is to their power of replenishing the blood supply that these pills owe their life-saving pro- perties in cases of consumption and bronchitis. The lungs consist of innumerable small tubes, iu which the air we breathe comes in contact with the blood. If the blood is poor or deficient the lungs are weakened, and one of these tiny vessels may be ruptured. Ttiis is the beginning of consumption. Irritation of the air tubes is bronchitis. Rich, abundant blood prevents irritation and enables the system to throw off disease—not only chest com- plaints, but languor, headache, and breathlessness, palpitations of the heart, indigestion (from inability of the blood to absorb nourishment from food taken), nervousness, St. Vitus' dance, fits, rheu- matism. unhealthy sensitiveness to cold, and even paralysis. Dr Williams' pink pills act directly on the blood. Their effect is speedily seen: then thin people put on flesh, rheumatism and coughs disappear, there is new life in all the body. Bat substitutes will no give new blood, nor do any other good the genuine pills, and they alone, possess the property of making new blood with every do-e they always bear the full name — Dr Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People. If substii mes are pushed it is best to send direct to Dr Williams' Medicine Company, Holborn Viaduct, London,. enclosing the price—two and ninepence for one box thirteen and nine for six boxes.
JUDGE WADDY AND MONEY- LENDERS. On Monday, at the Glossop County Court, before Judge Waddy, Q.C., a labourer named John Galviri, of Bernard Street, applied for an administration order, the total amount of his debts being £40 108 4d. It appeared that one of the creditors v.-as John Lpvi. who claimed £7 19s 6d, and Galvin aid he had paid 8s in the pound isiteiest. — His Ltononr If you have got into the hands of money- lenders it's all up with you, and I cannot help you. When you get into the hands of these people it's a case of "Hope abandon all ye who euter I1l'rp." Monpy-lenders themselves are as bad as that other place, no matter what that place is. — Galvin said thaL Levi had put him into court and got 6s a morith.—His Honour This case did not come before me. If it had done I should have interfered be- tween you and your money-lender, who has taken advantage of you. What makes this appear more abominable is that you cannot separate tiiese extor- tionists from the other creditors. The Judge ob- served that Galvin offered to pay 5s in the pound at 4s per month, and as none of the creditors object- ed he would make the ord.r.—Galvin promised to keep up the payments, and his Honour said If you don't you are the biggest donkey I have seen for seme time."
-+- LOCAL PATENT. The following abridged description i =» specially drawn for the County Times by Messrs Hughes and Young, Patent Agents, 55 and 56, Chancery Lane, London, W.C., who will give advice and assistance free to our readers on all patent matters. Railway signals. Patentee: Mr J Swinburne, Woodlands, Blaina, Monmouthshire. Relates to means for enabling the guard of w, train to signal to the driver. One of the axles is provided with an eccentric or other means for operating the piston of an air pump, &c., to compress air into one or more reservoirs which are connected by the pipe to two whistles. One whistle is intended to signal all right" and the other" stop," the desired signal being given by opening the cock of the correspond- ing whistle. The rod of the eccentric can be dis- connected from the operating lever of the pump by means of the lever the arms on the rod enabling the parts to be again connected whilst the train is running. The appaiatus mav also be employed for passengers'communication, the provisional specifi- cation also stating that it may be employed for warning the driver of a following train.
«> WHY THF. POOR RATES ARE HIGH IX THE TOWYX PARISH. A SERIOUS MATTER FOR THE RATEPAYERS. SECOND ARTICLE. [SPECSALLY CONTRIBUTED.] The article which I contributed under the above heading in your last issue has created a great deal of favourable comment in the Towyn parish. I simply gave vent to what is known to some of our local pubiio men as a "scandal that should not be tolerated any longer." I notice that the Editor has taken a stand in opposition to my views. All I can say is, that he has undertaken to champion a very bad case, and one winch will not bear the light of investigation. From the leading notes I qnote "We must bear in mind that the people who pay the rates derive no advantage from the presence of the poor ill their districts. Why then should Llan- brynmair ratepayers be mulcted in a penalty in the shape of an advanced rate for something from which they derive no benefit?" Sir, it is not Llan- brynmair that is mulcted iú an advanced rate bat the Towyn parish, and against which we are groan- ing. To illustrate my meaning I will use a mathe- matical process. Take, for instance, that the Machynlleth Union asks for a sum of 2s in rates from the above two parishes. Not only does the Towyn parish pay the half (Is), but it has also to pay another 4d for the support of Llanbryntnair, I which therefore only pays 8 1 as against Is 4d from the Towyn parish. In other words, tho Town parish contributes £799 and L anorvntoair £224, whilst the number of paupers m the former is 96 as against 54 in Llanbrynmair. The Towyn paupers receive less than is contributed by £29116-, whilst Llanbryntnair gets £158 in excess of the sum con- tributed in rates. This I consider is an injustice which should be remedied with the greatest speed. I do not want any parish to be unfairly treated, but I am firmly convinced that the poor rate levied upon the ratepayers of Towyn parish is unreason- | ably high. Our representatives should not fail to point this out to the guardians and thus relieve us by reducing our rates at the expense of increasing tho calls from the other parishes. Of course, the representatives of the other parishes will allow the existing state of things to remain while the Towyn guardians continue inactive. But should our representatives be mute ? Let them awake to their duties and speak on behalf of those who elected them. I hope to be in a position soon to make some astounding statements in regard to the as«et.emer;t of the different parishes. For the present suffice it is to say that the overseers for the Towyn parish have been seriously and grievously insulted by the Assessment Committee of the Machynlleth Union. I am given to understand that the over.«eers re- cently sent certain figures to the committee as fair assessment of certain properties, but when these figures were brought before the committee they were unceremoniously raised. The well-considered figures of the overseers should not be tampered with too cheaply by perhaps inexperienced mem- bers of even such an august body as the Assessment Committee. Let them not listen too often to those persons who may perhaps prefer to see the assess- ment increased rather than decreased. The time wiil be within the recollection of the reader when an enormously large number of ratepayers from Towyn and Aberdovey had to appear before the committee to appeal against the assessment, but with very unsatisfactory results. Will the repre- sentatives of this parish speak for or against the ratepayers when this matter again comes forward? I should like to draw the attention of all the Guardians in the Union to the annual ret urns of pauperism in North Wales. This shows that North Wales is improving as a whole,butthe Machynlleth Union is a dark spot. The number of paupers in receipt of relief at the end of the year was 15,875 as against 16,939 in the corresponding period of the previous year. There is a decrease of 882 in the outdoor paupers and 182 in the number ot in- door. The ratio of paupors to the population is 3'4 in North Wales as against 31 for the whole of Wales and 2'5 for England and Wales. Would it not be reasonable to expect that in North Wales—where the population is thin and the people law-abiding— the ratio of paupers should be much lower than in England which is given to all kinds of vices which we in North Wales are supposed to know nottnrig about? The facts are qnite the reverse. The tabulated list of LuioDs showing tho percentage of pauperism on the population pats Forden with the lowest percentage and Anglesey the highest. The cost per head in the Forden Union is 2s 3d, in Machynlleth 5s 41c1, in Llanfyllin 3s 6d, in New- town and Llanidloes 43 11d, and in Anglesey 6s 2d. In Machynlleth Union there has been an increase in the percentage of out-door paupers, while Dolgelley, Forden, Llanfyllin, and others snow a decrease. The above figures show that the Guardians do not pay suffzc:ent attention to the dis- tribution of out-rehef and the necessary discrimina- tion in giving relief to deserving and undeserving cases. Nest week I shall proceed to explain a scheme which I imve thought oat for rectifying this injustice. Maybe my views will not be participated iu by all tho ratepayers, and by some may not be Considered feasible, but I am bound to say that many in these parts will not rest satisfied until a radical change has come over the present state of things, -.1 have strong reasons to believe that our local members will have to act upon some of my suggestions or else they will be spared the trouble and expense of a viiit to Machynlleth after the ex- piration of their Lean of offico on tho Board,