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FOOTBALL NOTES. fEy VETERAN.] IT! In local football last Saturday there was a lull and only few matches were played, and these were not of an exciting or interesting character. At Oswestry, the Reserves of the Druids and Oswestry met once again to finish their fight for the Welsh Junior Cup. It will be remembered that the first game at, half time was in favour of Oswestry by 2 goals to none. In the second half the Druids did not turn out. The matter was referred to the Welsh Association, and the Drnids were ordered to go to Oswestrv and plav the second portion of the game. The Drnids received very little advantage as the homesturs p'aving the way they would have done in the last match, had the sun at their backs. The wind hampered both teams. It. was pretty evident from the start that the Druids meant serious busi- ness and intended to wipe those two goals off, for they at once attacked strongly and twice Foulkes repelled them. Oswestry then had a turn but ere long Foulkes was again busy, and the home halves had plenty to dn, but they were able to do it. The homesters pulled themselves together, and W Morris put more life into them by as pretty a bit of work as need be seen. He finished up a Ion? run by shooting It, beautiful goal. After this the Druids were put on the defensive, and Cooper popped the leather in biit off-side was given against him. Plav now became very fast, and the plucky Druids were at last rewarded with a good goal from a long phot by M Jon^-s. From the kick-off the visitors soon got in front of Oswestry goal and secured a penaltv, wlnVH was converted into a goal. The homesters did not relish this serious position of affairs, and now put in all they knew. They played up splendidlv and in a scrimmage settled matters by scoring No 4. and thus won by 4 to 2. The best work of Oswestry was done by the halves who worked nobly all through. Both teams fought hard and were fairly well matched. To fill up time a friend I v game between the teams took place, which Oswestry won by 3 to none. Aberystwyth were engaged in a friendly with the College team and for the first half of the game had some very useful practice. The Collegians werp, first to press and some smart play took plftce on the right wing. A further attack was repelled by the Town and a corner was forced from which Whelp,n scored. Nothing daunted, the Collegians attacked strongly and forced a corner, which was well placed. Just at this time the Town defence was well tested but it proved safe against the rushes of the College. The Town players did not, relish this work and floon took up the attack, and after James had nearly scored Marshall scored the second after play by the whole of the Town forwards. This was the state of the game at half- time, and in the second half the Town proved their snp")'ioriiv and scored two more 'reals. Charlie Part" rliii not rake part in the game the play of the home r»-am showed, their all round strength. To-dav thev will have a harder nut to crack at Bnilth, brf with Charlie Parry on the field I have little don hi. ns u> the result; but Knighton must rot be liispised r-r held !oo cheaply at, any part of ♦be fame. The team that has p'ayed such hard ganw" against Biiiitli must be a pretty strong one, and will to be in good condition for lastitig all through. The draw for the Welsh Cup is distinctly favour, able to Aberystwyth, and on the Oswestry ground tb.ey ought to do for Carnarvon, who however mav turn out a "dark-tin." Trie other semi-final will be a nice tit-bit and will be well worrh seeing. Welshpool journeyed to Bridgnorth on Saturday with only ten men, which included several reserves. The first lialf was stubbornly contested but, neither te-itii In the second portion the homesters forced the, game and scared twice. The visitors failed to riofch a point and the game ended in a win for Bridgnorth by two goals to nil. I was much surprised to find that the team I had booked as one of the fitalists for the Welsh Junior Cup, viz., Singleton and Coles, received their quietus ;it L George's or. Saturday. The United, after a good game, defeated the visitors by 3 to 1: and must now be considered as strong favourites for the trophy. The Welt-i; Clubs are not going to have it all their own way for the Shropshire Charity Cap. Iron-Bridge played a strong and good game against the Druids at Ruabon and succeeded in making a draw. The Druids were certainly unlucky, as in the second half they did nearly all the pressing. It remains to be seen how they will fare on tho peculiar ground at Iron-Bridge, which is a regular ¡;¡1ui\J¡tf!b<use to moss visiting teams. Something seems to be wrong with Wrexham lately. After being defeated by Chirk they have fallen before Birkenhead, and now Chirk have a decided lead in the Combination table. The Shrewsbury players still keep moving on, and on Saturday, by their defeat of Hereford, crept stiff farther up the Birmingham League ladder. The grea. surprise of the English Cup ties on Saturday was the heavy defeat of Everton at SOI¡Î,k,[q¡tOJ1, but a study of the names of the Southampton players shows that there is talent enough in the team to even win the Cup outright. Indeed, a friend of mine now living at Southampton plumps for them as winners of the trophy. I can not. go so fer as this, but with a little luck in the draws tlcy wiii not be far off. THE LEAGUE. RESULTS UP TO DATE. Goals P. W. L. D. F. A. PTS Sheffield United 23 14 1 8 46 18 36 Aston Villa 24 15 5 4 55 24 34 Wolverhampton W 22 11 4 7 33 23 29 Sunderland 22 12 8 2 33 23 26 Bury 22 11 7 4 35 29 26 Notts Forest 22 9 6 7 36 29 25 Stoke 23 9 9 5 26 30 23 Everton 23 9 9 5 29 34 23 Derhv County 21 8 7 6 27 25 22 Ytancliestei- 1 22 7 9 6 34 29 20 Newcastle United.. 20 7 8 5 35 26 19 West Bromwieh A. 22 7 1:) 5 23 33 19 Notts County 22 0 10 6 82 44 18 Burnley 22 7 11 4 23 37 13 Preston North End 22 6 12 4 21 31 16 Liverpool 23 5 13 5 28 37 15 Blackburn Rover3. 19 7 11 1 28 41 15 Glossop 20 3 13 4 20 51 10 DENBIGHSHIRE & DISTRICT LEAGUE. RESULTS UP TO DATE. Goals P. W. L. D. F. A. PTS "Wrexham Reserve. 9 6 1 2 21 13 14 Oswestry Reserve.. 8 5 1 2 36 11 12 Adwy United S 5 1 2 17 10 10 Chirk Reserve 7 3 1 3 22 7 9 Druids Reserve 10 3 5 2 23 24 8 Huaholl Aliens. 8 2 4 2 17 26 6 St Martins 7 2 4 1 10 25 5 Ellc-smere Rangers 7 1 5 1 9 24 3. Vron St Albans. 7 1 5 1 8 26 3 THE COMBINATION. RESULTS UP TO DATE. Goals P. W. L. D. F. A. PTS Chirk 15 10 2 3 35 14 23 Wrexham 13 9 2 2 47 22 20 Druids 14 7 4 3 27 20 17 Bangor 10 4 5 1 16 21 9 Newtown 10 4 5 1 24 30 9 Aberystwyth 9 3 4 2 17 22 8 Birkenhead g 3 4 1 15 17 7 Oswestry united. 10 2 6 2 19 23 6 Rhyl 8 1 4 3 13 23 5 Llandudno Swifts.. 11 l 3 2 17 38 4 SHROPSHIRE AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. RESULTS UP TO DATE. Goals P. W. L. D. F. A. PTS Iron-Bridge Ô 5 0 1 14 5 11 Singleton A Cole's. 3 5 2 1 32 12 11 Bridgnorth 9 4 3 2 24 23 10 Newport S 3 4 1 14 16 7 Wem D 4 3 10 23 7 St. b 2 2 2 12 16 6 Stafford 0.0 6 3 0 22 12 6 Welshpool Uuiied.. S 1 < 0 9 30 2
FRIENDLY MATCLIES. WALES V. SCOTLAND (RUGBY).—Wales achieved a glorious victory over the representatives of the Thistle m the international contest at Swansea. Scotland was never more confident of success; the critics declared t.nai the team was the best put in the field for seasons. Yet, they were beaten fore and aft in a game which will long be remembered for its It was a match full of stirring incidents; there was plenty of open play, and the Welsh system of passing was never seen to better advantage. Result-Wales, 4 tries (12 points) Scotland, 1 trv (3 poiuts). GOWN v TOWN AT ABERYSTWYTH.—The return match between these elevens was played on Satur- day on the College ground. The weather was intensely cold, and a strong wind blew across the field. The teams were as follows: College, goal, Barrett backs, Roberts and Bennett halves, E Evans, J Hughes and W A Griffiths; forwards, E A Lewis, D P Williams, Nash, Galloway and Pe«rott. Linesman, Mr J H Edwards. Town: Goal, W LI Davies; backs, J Rowlands and Evans; half-backs, W Jones, J H Edwards, and D M Evans; forwards, Sparrow, Whelan, Marshall, Barson, and 0 James. Linesman, Mr W It Jones. Referee, Mr G J Williams. The College played with the wind in their favour and Galloway and Perrott were verv prominent on the rignt wing sending in a couple of shots which were well placed. An attack on the Town goal was broken up by the Town halves, J H Edwards getting the ball away, and from a corner which followed, Whelan College tried hard to equalise and Da view to fist out. A splendid corner was put in by P- rrort and the pressure Oil the Town goal *v»m v^ry heavy. The defence was however able to check the rush, and after som° excellent by M'it-shall, -lame* crept np and put the ball behind the posts. In less than five minutes the Town forwards were back again attacking in force, Marshall putting the ball through. At half-time the score stood at two to none. The second half was all in favour of the Town, and they won easily by 4 goals to 0. WELSH JUNIOR CUP. THIRD ROUND. OSWESTRY RESERVE v. DRUIDS RESERVE. The unfinished tie in the third round of this com- petition was completed at Oswestry on Saturday. When the teams met Oswes'ry were leading by 2 goals to nil at :1 the Druids Reserve refused to vbiY he vccotid for some reason, probahlv the weather. The matter came before the Welsh Coiiifil. en-i they decided that the tie shou'd be .'i'.is'n d, !I) start as they left, off, namely OaW-t-stv 2 goals, Drnids none. Mr R Davie. Wrexham, was the referee, and the teams were as foi lows OMYesTRY I'NITXD RESERVE. Goal, Foulkes; backs, Humphreys and H Jones; It Jones, W Morris, and R Morris; forwards, Cooper, E Davies, D Davies, Mack, and E Roberts. DRUIDS RESERVE. Goal, E W Edwards; backs, Phillips and Price; half-backs, F But,t.e>-ron, Meredith Jones, and R Davies; forward", Thomas, Ellis, Lloyd Davies, Butler, and Allshorn. The teams had to cake the field according to the spin of the coin at the previous match, and had to play the unfinished 45 minutes. Fortunately for the home Reserve they had their backs to a strong sun, and the wind aided neither team. The visitors first became dangerous, Foulkes being called upon twice in succession, but he saved easily. From a nice pass from Cooper, D Davies forced Edwards to give a corner, which Phillips got away. Uninter- esting play followed, the wind carrying the ball into touch. The visitors played up to wipe out tne score which already stood against them, the left wing being conspicuous. After a run on the right wing, Foulkes had to clear. The home halves were playing a grand game, especially W Morris. Mack arid Roberts put in very pretty work, but the wind spoiled the final effort of E Roberts. The visiting defence now shewed up well in the work they had to do. Davies a:.d '.V Morris sent in a couple of warm shots, but th e- could not find their billet. At last W Morris took the ball from the middle of the field into goal and scored a regular beauty, for which he was deservedly applauded. From a pas"< from Cooper, Davies scored another soon after. This put vigour into the game, which now became fast. The visitors pressed and M Jones, with a. long, swift shot, beat Foulkes. In the next minute Druids' Reserve got a penalty kick, from which they scored. Oswestry then had the upper hand and played splendidly, and before the interval scored another from a scrimmage, after good work by Mack and Roberts. Final: Oswes- try Reserve, 4 goals Druids' Reserve, 2 goals. The second half was a friendly game, when Oswestry Reserve scored three times and tiie visi- tors not once. WELSHPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB. FIXTURES. The following is a corrected list of fixtures of the the above club — February 10 Iron-Bridge, t Awav 17 24 Eliesinerp Rome March 3 5t h Hound Wednesbury Cup. —-— 10 17 Newtown Away 24 Wem, J. Away 31 Stafford Christ C hurch, L N. Home April 7 Oswestry United Home 13 Aston Templars Home 14 Bridgnorth, L Home 21 L denotes Shropshire and District League. HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. SIR W. W. WYNN'S HOUNDS WILL MEET Saturday, Feb. 3rd Terrick At 10-30. Monday, Feb. 5th Gredington At 11. Tuesday. Feb. 6th Baschurch At 10-30. Friday, Feb. 9.h Duckington Saturday, Feb. 10th Iscoed At 11. THE PLAS MACHYNLLETH HOUNDS WILL NIKFT FOXHOUNDS Monday, Feb. otl". Gellvlydan Thursday, F';b. 8th Forge At 10-30.. HARRIERS Tuesday. Feb. 6th Pantperthog Friday, Feb. 9th. Dolguog At 10-30. UNITED PACK WILL MEET Saturday, Feb 3rd Jubilee Cottage, Hopeaay Monday, Feb. 5; h Churchstoke Wednesday, Feb. 7th Hockleton Bridge Monday, Feb. 10th Totterton At 10-45. TAN AT SITH: HARRIERS WILL MEET Tuesday, Feb. 6th Treflach Wood Friday, Feb. 9ch Maesbury At 11. NORTH MONTGOMERY HARRIERS Willi, Saturday, Feb. 3rd Bwlohycibau Wednesday, Feb. 7th Bethel Saturday, Feb. 10th The Fighting Cocks At 11, SIR BRYAN' LEEGHTOV'S HOUNDS WILL MEKT Monday, Feb. 5th Woolastou Thursday, Feb. 8th Rowley Church, Wallop At 11.
THE rrANAT SIDE HARRIERS. These hounds met on Tuesday at Llvnclys in most miserable weather, snow and sleet falling per- sistently throughout the greater part of the day. This did not deter a great many from being pre- sent at the tlwer" but unfortunately much time was cut to waste before a hare could be found, a very different state of affairs to what was experienced in this pare years ago, and easily accounted for, as in the.se good old times the shooting here was in the hands of all-round sportsmen who preserved the hares for hunting purposes. At the present day it is ellieflv ier, to sportiug men who, combining pleasure with profit, do not scruple to shoot all the hares they possibly can, and no wonder hares are so scarce in what is one of the Lest parts of the conntry to ride over. On reaching Crickheath, however, where the farmers are all genuine sports- men, a hafe was speedily found and good sport was obtained, as the weather had improved and there was a good scent. The hounds pressed the hare so m m-h ♦•!>•<<; he Lad to cross the Morton brook, and cn.isel her at a great pace towards Osbaston. A circular has just been issued to the subscribers to the fund for a memorial to the late Mr. Thomas Ellis submitting proposals for the disposal of the fund. The subscribers are asked to say what amount they wi«h to be devoted to a personal memorial to Mr. Ellis, the remainder being given to t!ic- estab- lishment of a, Thomas Ellis foundation for an educational purpose. They are asked if they approve of a monument (piiiar, obelisk, Celtic cross, or simple allegorical figure) being placed either over Mr. Ellis's grave or in some conspicuous position in the immediate neighbourhood of his early home. A large number of alternative proposals are put before the subscribers as to the foundation, and the circular which has been sent to all subscribers, is to be sent to the secretary of the Thomas Ellis memorial, before the 31st illst. No information ingiven in the circular as to the amoanfc subscribed to the fund.
OSWESTRY CONSERVATIVE CLUB. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. MR STANLEY LEIGHTON, M.P., ON THE WAR. The an111".1 general mpetiJgof t.hi8club W38 held on Friday evening, when Mr Stanley Leighton, M.P., presided over a large attendance, of members, amongst whom were Dr Avlmer Lewis, Messrs W Fletcher Rogers, J P Sheather, Dd Vaughan, G Ingiis, G E Watlev, Jenkins, G Alldritt, Morris Smith. G Whitfield. E Whitfield, W G Gough, R T Gotv.'h. R E Hughes, A O Nicholson, and J H Nicholson, with Mr G A Doody, secretary. nH COMMITTEE'S REPORT. Letters regretting absence having been read from Mr A Wynne Corrie, who was with the Yeomanry at. Shrewsbury, and ;\Ir Hignett Gough, tbe treasurer, the Secretary read. the Committee's annual report and statement of accounts, in which t'nev congratulated the members upon the club's continued prosperity. The number of members on the books was 366. this was after deducting re- movals, &c. All the accounts in connection with the alterations had been paid, leaving a balance in hand of nearly JE40, being a nucleus towards re- ducing the mortgage. A soiree bad not been arranged this season, as the Committee considered that during the somewhat anxious times, owing to the war, it was advisabie to defer Ic. The Com- mittee regretted the removal through death of Mr Owen G Jones, of Llanforda, from the list of vice- preshlents. who had always been a generous sup- porter of the cause.—On the proposition of Mr Watlev, seconded by Mr Alldritt, the report was adopted. SATISFACTORY FINANCIAL POSITION. Mr A C Nicholson one of do" auditors, said the best way to describe the position "f the Club was by taking a comparative of this year and last year. The gross mcome dui ing the y was £685 including the stock-in-trade, nnd the expenditure was £618, leaving a balance of £66 198 2d (app'ause). The previous year they only had a credit, balance of £7 ÓR 7d, which was owing to the exceptional expenditure. He was glad to say that the committee was able to carry on the club with- out, incurring that large expenditure every year, and if tiiey '<11, on UR t hev had done they would l1avt' money in Land. One thing which struck one forcibly was the revenue account which showed the steady amount ab;¡ at the It showed that Oswestry Conservatives, whatever happened to them and whatever the times were aud whatever the political news was, patronised the bar in a steady manner. In 1897. £376 was taken at the bar; 1898, £366; and 1899, £361. The income from billiards was less by £9 than the previous year, but was £22 more than the year before that. They were £66 better off than the year before. Taking the furniture, dwre was a surplus in favour of the club of £340. They also had a surplus of J237 on the alterations account, and they had about £37Q assets. If the whole thing were valued the surplus would be more, so he understood. He actl- gratulated the club on its exceptionally good posi- tion. He had found everything correct (applause). ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE. On tbo motion of Mr D Vaughan seconded bv Mr J P Shea: her, Lord Harlecti was re-elected president. The vice-presidents were also e-eh-cied the addition of tne Hon Ormsby Gore »nd M'jor Ball. Mr Ingiis proposed the re-appoins ment of Mr Hignett Gough as Treasurer. The proposition was seconded by Mr \VK(lev ami carried. Mr W Martin proposed and Mr S.heithe;- seconded there-appoint- ment of Mr Doody as secretary, and this was agreed to, Mr Doody thanking the members, and saying he would endeavour tv do moro Îur tha club in the future (applause). Messrs Ghiwaodine, Sabitie, and Fay Williams, having resigned from the committee, Messrs E M Garner, J B Beubow, and G M Jenkins were put in their places and the following were elected on the committee :—Messrs David Vaughan, G Ing',i; G Alldritt, W D Fowles, W G Gough, R Kay, T Raybould, Morris Smith, G C Smith, Geo Whitfield, W H Peudry, and G E Watley. WAR TELEGRAMS. Mr Ingiis asked the chairman to take the voice of the meeting as to whether they should negociate for receiving war telegrams at the club. The telegrams, would be tho means of bringing new members to the club and be of great benefit. The Committee had been negligent in bringing the matter forward owing to the expanse.—Mr David Vaughan supported and said that at the Beacons- field Club in Shrewsbury, the telegrams had been the means of increasing the Club's receipts and membership.—After discussion, a vote was taken and it was decided to have the war telegrams. THE CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS. Mr Stanley Leighton, M.P., who was cordially received, said it gave him groat pleasure to be there to make a few remarks on political subjects were of interest to them all. First of all he might congratulate the members on their good financial position. They had evidently prospered with the prosperity of the country, for although they were involved in the calamity of war at the same time it was a remarkable fact that during the last month of the last year the commercial returns < 1 the country were fully as much as they had bee at any time. It was satisfactory to them to 1 eel that they not only had most excellent premises, which were certainly worthy of the town and the Conservative and Unionist party and very comfortable and agreeable to the members, but that they had that place of meeting in Oswestry—the centre of the constituency- and as the representative of the constituency he was very proud to meet them (applause). A few words he would say upon what was likely to occupy Par- liament which Was to meet next week. At the present time, happily, matters of domestic legisla- tion were treated in a subdued tone, and not in a violent recrio inatory on party spirit, and, at the same time, although we were in the midvt of a war, he thought as far as possible they ought to go on with the ordinary business of life and legislation fo long as it did not interfere with the carrying on of the great and important work in which the whole Empire was engaged. Therefore he gave no apol- ogy for speakiug for a few moments on some of those thiugs which he suggested as an independent unofficial member, ware likely to, and he hoped would, be undertaken during the next session. One was the great question of the organisation cf secondary education. He thought they would allow that was a subject to which they must pay particular attention. Another subject may be, ought to be, the adjustment of the claims between landowners and tenants on the vacancy of the. tenancy. Everyone desired that. the Act should be as businesslike and easy of application as possible, and there were certain amendments which were thought would make the Act more business-like, and there was. no reason why they should not take place. The improvement of the law with regard to the distribution of relief out of the public funds to the destitute and aged was a question which would very likely be considered. The poor were always and would always be with them, and that was a question which would probably never be entirely settled or completed, but every generation in its turn ought to look and see how could the, old and poor of the country be made more comfortable (applause). Again there was the extension of the Workmen's Compensation Act, which certainly worked well and not disastrously to the trades. He hoped it would be extended. There was another question which he thought was ripe for consideration and legislation, and that was the great inequality in numbers between somo constituencies alld others (applause). He hoped tuis would be taker. in hand next session. No doubt what dominated the whole political horizon, what took away the excitement of all other topics was the war in which we were engaged. There were certain duties which belonged to citizens in time of peace, and there were certain duties which be- longed to them in time of war. There wa", a time for preparation, there was a time for action, and there was a time for re-organisation. Criticism was appropriate for the first, silence for the second, and readiness to pay the cost was appropriate for the third (h;-tr, hear). There were politicians licensed to speak. All politicians bad been busl.eo during the last few months; their voices bad been drowned in the roar of the campaign, but at the same time some utterances had bten made. Mr Balfour had spoken, and failing to hit the passing mood of the moment, he had been m08t, severely criticised. There had been an uproar ali rouud on Mr Balfour's speech. He (their member) could assure them ho read the whole of the speech and he was astounded at the uproar. tie did not unders'and why what Mr Balfour said on that oc- casion had created, as it, undoubtedly did, such hostile criticism. He thought the violence of the criticism would subside as quickly as it rose. Of course, on a many-sided question like their South African policy there -would be many different opinions. Expression of opinion was the right and proper thing in a country like our own. Now Sir Henry Campbell Banuerman, the responsible head of the Opposition, had stated a thing in his place in Parliament and he heard him. His criticism was something like this that our warlike preparations never began too soon (laughter.) Mr Herbert Gladstone, who also spoke with authority on accouut of his positionas R. Whip of the Opposi- tion, so that the retrogressive policy after the calamity of Majuba Hiil was was the true (policy us to follow, that war was unnecessary and ought not to go on. Mr Courtney, who had a singular I courage of opinion and was the veteran friend of the Transvaal, had publicly said that we ought to sue for peace at the present moment and submit (laughter.) How did they know — the figure must be familiar to them—people who went about the world with a board slung from their necks and hanging down in front and behind., ou which the public are begged If you please will you give me a kick" (laugh- ter). He believed that those sandwich men would have in Sir Campbell Bsnnerman, Mr Gladstone, and Mr Courteney, fitting representatives in the House of Commons (laughter). The relations of Great Britain and her Colonies was that of an offensive and defensive alliance. The self-govern- iug colonies werG not contributory states; they were daughter countries and England was fighting not for herself in this battle but for her Colonies (applause). And the Greater Britain had recog- nised the meaning of the struggle, and this war had forged, as it were, in a furnace of fire, that link of brotherhood which joined and united and bound together the Mother Country and her daughters (cheers). The world in arms would never break that chain which had been forged within the last few months (cheers). Great Britain was not a miJiary ¡¡aiou, but we were a war-iike people, and the war spirit had oeen roused throughout the length and breadth of this land, the war spirit had been roused in cottage and castle and it was still enforced to the breast of every man. Who, he should like to know, could spsak against the manliness of Euglaud's sons. They should rne the day if they did. The Volunteers of England were raised for defence and not offence, and they had been called upon for the first time to defend the Empire and nobly had they responded to it (cheers). They had shown that there was a reserve of latent strength in the peaceful homes of England which would make Africa and Europe and all the world think two or three times again before they roused the sleeping energies of the wounded Lion (prolonged chesrs). — Mr R E Hughes pro- i' posed a hearty vote of thanks to Mr Leighton for his able address (applause).— Mr J P Sheather seconded, and said they would agree with him that they owed a debt of gratitude to Mr Leighton for coming there and giving them the benefit of his wisdom and experience (applause). —The proposition was carried with acclamation.— The Chairman .mid he was verv much obliged to them for the heartiness -with which they accepted the kiud words said.of him. It was splendid to see the spirit in which Englishmen faced that war— quiet and steady and firm. It seemed strange that the war should have.gone on so long to those who did not know the long period of preparation which bad been going on in the Transvaal. If they had known how long the Trknsvaal had been preparing then it would not be surprising that, we had not already marched on Pretoria. A few months was not a long time b the life of a nation, and they were prepared to go on and he hoped to succeed (applause). The gathering round the mother country of the colonies was a fact of supreme importance, and the kindly feel- ing in America was another sort of forecast of a great predomination of English, American, Norman an(1 Saxon feeling all over the world. Some people thought that, a great racial trouble would go 011 for ever if we succeeded in conquering the Transvaal and the Free State. If they remem- bered this it would relieve them of the fear of such a difficulty. The Transvaal is a country as big n.s France, and suppose they said there were 100,000 Dutch families tbore, these wou'd bFJ scattered about the whole space and how could they quarrel. It took two to make a quarrel. Under Knglish rule they would have their property safe-guarded. What created race difficulty vvas domination of one race by the other which lead to injustice. Although we had complained of the way Transvaal Gov- ernment Lad behaved, he thought in our hearts we did not, dislike Dutch character. There is a certain steadiness and hard-working courage about it which was not antagonistic to the English. We recognized good colonists, and as agricultural colonists the Dutch were extremely good colonists and had done very good work. The objection is to the number of corrupt foreigners who had dominated the Dutch. He did not think there would be auy violent race difficulty. He again thanked them for their kind- ness. (applause.) The rest of the evening was devoted to a smoking concert. Mr Leighton had to leave before the con- clusion, and as be departed the members sang he's a jolly good fellosv." Dr Lewis after- wards took the chair. Songs were sung by MeHars J P Sheather (encored), James Edwards (encored), Geo Bay lay (encored), A Parsons, Yarnell, G Alldritt, G E Watley, and J Groves (who also gave a recitation). Mr Bay ley sang The Absent- Minded Beggar," and a collection was made which realised £1. Mr Yarnell was accompanist.— On the proposition of Mr Ingiis, seconded by Mr R T Gough, a vote of thanks was accorded the perfor- mers.— Mr Sheather proposed, and Me D Vaughan seconded a vote of thanks to Dr Lewis, and this was passed.— Dr Lewis acknowledged, and said no borough could be prouder of itself for its efforts in t.he present crisis than Oswestry (applause). He referred to the funds he was connected with, and said he had been graciously received everywhere (hear, hear). III the<;fo\ matters OswesLry was in the van, and he hoped it would always be (cheers).
CARDIGANSHIRE CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION. ANNUAL MEETING AT ABERAYRON. The annual meeting of the members of the Car- diganshire Conservative Association took place at the Assembly Rooms, Aberayron, on Tuesday. There was n. large attr:mc1ance which included, among others, Mr Charles 1.1oyd, Bristol, chairman of the Association; Mr J C Harford, FaIconda.le; Col Davies-Evans, Highmead (Lord Lieutenant, of the County), Co! Howell, Major Pryse-Lewis, Capt Evans, Rev J M Griffiths" Dr T P Beddoes, Aber- ystwyth; Rev T C Edmunds, Tretilan Messrs Hugh Hughes (solicitor), G Fossett Roberts and Councillor H. J Jones, Aberystwyth; Messrs G B Bowen, Card iga,r¡ ThomHg Jones, N ()\Vea8tle; Evan Ha,mer, Cardigan 1) Jones, Trefilan John Jones, Maeefylun John Rees, Cross; W S Davies, Car- digan; Joseph Price, D Jones, Clunmawr; D Jones, Brvri Th.os D1\'ieB, Penlan, Newcastle T!iOmas Jones, Castle Green J Richards. B Lhyd, Car- digan; J Francis, Cardigan; D P Rees-Evans, Capt T Davies, B C Jones, Jonathan Walker, John Owen, Cardigan; Evan Davies, Lampeter; Thos Jenkins, Aberayron; John Thomas, Cilrhug; E Davies, Wen- ant; S M Jones, John Jones, Gartheli S W Davies, Sam Jones, Timothy Davies, Aberayron J C Markes, David Richards, Cefnlyncoed W T Jones, Llanon Rev D W Davies, Rev D M Williams, Owen Evans, Thoma8 Joues, Mason's Row; D W Evans, Seymour Davies, — Griffiths, Alltlwyd; D Watkins, solicitor; Lewis Jones, Lianon; W Davies, College 8treet; W Doran, John Hughes, College stnwt; Jenkiu Howell, Hafod D Jones, Blaenporth D R Evans, Bowls; John Davies, Ynys House, Aber- ayron; 0 WiHianw, J Jones, College street; John Jones, Gostard; D Jones, Blink; Roderick Evans, Evan Jones, Tretelan; D P James, Aberayron; Munro Hughes, John Joue Albert street, Aber- ayron; John Un Vjt1S, London Houso; J lsaaeE<, and E H Davies, County Agent. ELECTION OF PRKSIDKNT. The Chairman ;-aid their tirst duty was to electa president. He could not help bringing before, them the loss the Association had suffered in the death of the late Lord Lisburue, who for some years had held the post of presideut. Lord Lisburne's help anù influence was very great and his perHOnal kiud- ness when he had work to do in connection with the Association was most hearty. He hoped that they would allow him at that, the first meeting of the Association since his lordship's death, to move a vote of condolence with her ladyship.—Major Prysp.Ll,wis sec()lIded.-he motion was carried.— The Chairman said that the Executive Committee had thought over the matt.er of appointing a new president, and they had much pleasure in recom- mending to them that day the election of Mr Wad- dingham, of Hafod (hear, hear). He was one of those who did a good deal of work for the party and was the largest subscriber by a long way to the Associatiou, and was always keen on work. He hoped that Mr Waddingham would remain their president fur many ye:cB.-Collucillor n J Jones (Aberystwyth) said that he had much pleasure in secouding the proposition. He had reason for believing that Mr Waddmgham would make a good president. He had been a good friend of their in- stitution at Aberystwyth (cheers).—The Chairman 1 took the precaution to find out if Mr Waduing- ham would take the post if elected, and I have great pleasure iu saying that he will (applause).— The propositi was carried unanimously. AGENT'S REPORT. The Chairman said that Mr E H Davies, their agent, reported that the Conservative gains on the register were in advance of the Liberals—(hear, (tear)—and the agent bore testimony to the great help received from district committees and secretaries. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN. Mr Charles Lloyd explained the reasons for his giving up the post of chairman of the Association, and he now had great pleasure in proposing that Mr G B Bowen, of Stradmore, should take the chair for the ensuing 12 months.—Major Pryse-Lewis seconded the proposal with pleasure, because be felt the selection was an excellent one (cheers).— The proposal was agreed to.—Mr Bowen then took I the chair. He said he felt some diffidence in accepting that office for more reasons than one. The county was very difficult to work because he lived at the extreme end, close to Cardigan. At the same time he felt that it was the duty of every- one in these days to do what work he could (hear, hear). He was almost a stranger amongst them but he hoped to remedy that (hear, hear). He could not possibly follow in the footsteps of Mr Lloyd but if they would have patience he would do his best for the Conservative cause (cheers). They had a gentleman who was distinctly worthy of their support. Mr Harford was a personal friend of his and that had influenced him a great deal in taking the post because he really thought that he would like to give a. hand to help towards his election for that county (applause). — Before proceeding with the rest of the business, Mr Harford rose to propose a vote of thanks to Mr Charles Lloyd for his past services to the party. For four years Mr Lloyd had occupied that position, and he had done a lot of work. Anyone who had anything to do with writ- ing letters in Cardiganshire, would understand the amount of work needed to be done. He was told of a person who wrote ninety letters, and received thirty answers (laughter). But that he was assured was the finest average ever known iu Cardiganshire (much laughter).—In seconding the proposal the Rev J M Griffiths said that they were all extremely sorry to lose Mr Lloyd from amongst them.— The proposal was carried.—In reply Mr Lloyd said he could assure them that the work which he had done was done with all his heart. He only hoped that the time would come when he should be informed that Mr Harford had been returned for the county (cheers). VICE-CHAIRMEN. The following were appointed vice-chairmen of the Association :-Aberayroll, Mr B C Jones; Aber- ystwyth, Councillor R J Jones; Cardigan, Mr J Powell; and Lampeter, Mr Ingiis Jones, Derry Ormond. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. The following were appointed on the Executive Committee :—Aberayron Messrs Thomas Lewis and D P Rees, Capt T Davis, Major Pryse-Lewis, Rev J M Griffiths, and D Richards. Aberystwyth: Mr Hugh Hughes, solicitor; Col Fielden, Borth; Rev M Morgan, Cape] Bangor; Ali- E Eyazis, Mr Geo Fossett Roberts, and Rev D Evans, Llanti- hangel. Cardigan Messrs T Jones, 0 Williams, John James, J Jones, W Saunders Davies, and Charles, Trecefin. Lampeter Messrs Jones, Jonathan, S E Jone", S A Davies, E Jones, and T Jenkin Jones, Pantmoch. ELECTION AGENT. Upon the recommendation of the Executive Committee the meeting approved of the appoint- ment of Mr D Watkins, solicitor, Lampeter, as election agent in place of Mr H H Davies (Aberyst- wyth) resigned, after over twenty years' service.— Mr Harford said that he could hardly help pro- posing a vote of thanks to Mr Davies as one who had worked very hard for the Conservative cause. No man had a better knowledge of registration work than had Mr Davies, and he had great plea- sure in proposing that a hearty vote of thanks be passed to Mr Davies for work done for the last twenty years (cheers).—The proposal was seconded by Mr Hugh Hughes (Aberystwyth) and carried. OTHER APPOINTMENTS. On the motion of the Rev J M Griffiths seconded by Councillor R J Jones, Mr J C Harford was nominated for election to the Council of the National Union. Mr diaries idoyd ami Mr ILr- ford were elected representatives to the Council of the National Union (South Wales Division), and Mr G B Bowen the newly elected chairman was on the proposition of Mr Lloyd, seconded by Mr G Fossett Roberts nominated for election to the Excuiive Committee of the National Union (South Wales Division). THK PRESENT CRISIS. Mr J W Nicholas of Llandilo, then addressed the meeting in Welsh, and dealt nt some length with the war in Africa, and the duties of Welshmen to the country.—Mr Harford moved a vote of thanks to Mr Nicholas, which was seconded by Mi-Charles Lioyd and carried.—Mr Nicholas in reply said that the present year would see a great demand made on political work as it was one of great consequence aud importance. In all probability before the end of the year there would be an election, at any rate if not this year it would be next year. If there was a time when supporters for the principles they embraced now was the time. The domestic policy of the country had uow to give way to the more urgent question of the supremacy of England in Africa. Whether she was to continue to hold a high position in the deliberations of nations, or whether she was to continue to protect those who sought from her protection in South Africa (cheers). The course for the Conservatives of Wales was a clear one, and that was to vote for the men who were representatives of Imperial ideas (cheers.) Per- haps before he came there again an election would be fought and he could assure them that no news would give him greater satisfaction than to hear that Mr Harford had been returned as their re- presentative (hear hear.)-Rev J M Griffiths pro- poped a, vote of confidence in the Government with the hope that they would prosecute the war which was a righteous war to the end (hear hear. Mr Bowen Williams, Cardigan, seconded, and it was carried amidst applause. On the motion of Col Davies-Evaus a hearty vote of thanks was passed to the Chairman, and the proceedings were brought to a close. --+-
COLONEL BADEN-POWELL, OF EDENHOPE, MAINSTONE. [By MR R J MORE, M.P.] I lately held a meeting of the inhabitants of this parish, near Bishop's Castle, in order to prove from the Heraki's Visitation of Shropshire that the origin il home of the gallant defender of Mafeking was Edenhope, in the above parish. The fact may interest your readers as the family were early con- nected by marriage with families in Montgomery- shire. One married a Howell, of Newton, which I suppose is Newtown, Montgomeryshire, and a daughter married Richard Lloyd, of Marring: on, whilHLanothcr married the daughter of a rector of my parish of More, of the name of Younge or Younger. The pedigree may be seen in the volume of Shropshire pedigrees published by the Harleian Society, of which there is a copy in the Shrewsbury Free Library, and also in a subsequent book pub- lished by the same Society which contains four subsequent visitations of Shropshire. My atten- tion was diawn to the fact by the family them- selves who informed tne that, they came from the Ludlow Division. The Edenhopo estate passed to a family of the name of Mason, of which Sir Richard Mason represented the Borough of Bishop's GIstje,, and from them to the Lysters, of Rowron who represented Shropshire in Parliament, aud from them to Lord How ton, through his aunt, daughter of the Earl of Shaftesbury, who married the last of the Lysters. If the Imperial Yetjmanrv and Volunteers should be feted on their safe return, it would lie most interesting to have a speech from the defender of Mafeking, which might be asked for with better grace if it could be shown that he was honoured in his own county and claimed during his gallant deeds. The first name Baden was acquired iu the reign of Elizabeth. It is not pro- nounced like Baden Baden, but as if the first syllable was Bay. In case this letter reaches the eye of any who are not aware of the origin of the Harleian Society, I may state it was and is a society (if culturüd geutletnen formed to publish the interesting writ- ings of the Harlev family, of Brampton Brian, near Knighton, who became Lord Oxfords, giving their name to Oxford Street, London, Hurley Street, Cavendish Square, and Holier Street, the two latter from ladies they married. The father of Colonel Baden-Powell was a Professor at Oxford in my time, one of the writers of the celebrated Essays and Reviews," of which the present Archbishop of Canterbury wrote another. There are four brothers and a sister living. The eldest, who married an American iady, represented Liverpool. Colonel Baden-Powell and his brother were in Shropshire either last, year or the year before. Lord Methuen, Colonel French, Sir W Forbes Gatacre, and Sir Red vers Builer were all in Shropshire last year. The parish of Maiustone is part of the scene of Sir Walter Scott's novel "The Betrothed," which embraces Powis and Clan Castles. He stayed with his family at Cluri v/hen collecting materials for i. M a descendant of Lord Bacon and of the Harley's, is going to South Africa on Saturday as one of the Shropshire Imperial Yeomanry. I
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I CAERSWS BOARD OF GUARDIANS. WEDNESDAY. Present: Mr Richard Bennett (chairman) pre- siding, Messrs John Lewis, Evan Williams, T Jones (Gilfach), E P Davies, T E Kinsey, R Breeze, D uloyd, D Trnmas, J Brown, Evan Lewis, X Bennett, Evan Powell, Daniel Higgs, and Joseph Jones with the Clerk (Mr Richard Williams). ACKNOWLEDGMENT. Mr Edward Powell, Plas-y-bryn, Newtown, wrote expressing his own and 1hs Powell's grateful acknowledgments of the vote of condolence the Board passed with them in their recent bereavement. THE PRICE OF COAL. A communication was received from Messrs D Morgan and Sons, coal merchants, Llanidloes, in- forming the Board that since the tender was signed ali Ruabon coals had advanced Is 81 per ton. They would esteem it a favour if the Board would grant them an extra Is per ton to the contract price.— The Chairman remarked that if they allowed Messrs Morgan s claim they would have all the other core tractors complaining.— The Master said the contract for coal would expire on the 26th of March.— Mr E P Davies If the price of coal had dropped instead of risen we should have heard nothing about it. 1 move that the contract be adhered to. —This was seconded and carried. AN UNSEKMLY ALTERCATION: THE CHAIRMAN AND THE CHEESEMONGER. Edward Evans, etieese and bacon merchant Newtown, appeared before the Board to protest against an order made at the last meeting calling upon him to contribute 43 weekly to the supnort of his father, who is over 70 years of ;it-e.-Evanq stated his case very vigorously, and the independent attitude he assumed appeared to aggravate the Chairman, who several times impatiently inter- rupted. Evans's story was to the effect that he was at present, and had been for some time, in poor aealth, and unable to do any work. In his own words, he was not worth his meat." His wife and young son attended Welshpool, Mont- gomery, and Llanidloes markets, and out of the money they warned he bad to support a family of seven children. His father, to whose support he was asked to contribute, had turned him adrift when he was seven years of age, and he did not see why he should be called upon to heip to keep such a heartless parent. There was a lady upstairs in bed in one of the wards of the House who could prove every word of his statements.—The Chair- man (irritably): We don't keep ladies here.—Evans (stoutly) Well, what is she then ?—The Chair- man She is not a lady.-Evitis :Well, let's hear what you call ber.The Vice-Chairman She is a I woman.—Evans: Oh! indeed. I never had so much schooling as you, sir. 1 make bold to say, although she is in this House, she is still as much of a lady as she was outside.—The Chairman Oh, yes. We know ali about it, but tell me this Why did you use such insulting language to me last night in Newtown market?—Evans: That fas nothing to do with the present circumstances. You have no right to bring this up before the Board.— The Chairman: Certainly I have. Gentlemen, I stood opposite his atall yesterdar-lr Evan Powell: Really, Mr Chairman, it has nothing to do with the case. We want to hear it. If you want to say anything about it talk to the man outside.—The Chairman (indignantly) Talk to this man outside. Certainly not. (Excitedly) This man called me a b- scoundrel.-Evans: You are a story-teller. \v hat right had you to come to mv stall ,ud without my permission use my pen and ink to write an address.—The Chairman (testily) Get outside. Continuing, Mr Bennett challenged the truth of Evans' statements.— Mr John Lewis: I am afraid we cannot rely upon this man's story. Evans does a roaring business and can well afford to pay 4s a week. I propose that- a summons he taken out against him if he refuses to comply with the order.—Mr Evan Williams seconded.—The Chairman thought it an excellent suggestion.- There being no amendment the proposition was carried, and the relieving officer (Mr Lloyd) was directed to inrorm Kvaus (who was waiting out- side) what the Board had decided to do.—Mr Llovd did so, and re-entering the room informed the members that Evans reiterated his determina* tion not to pay the money. A WEALTHY PACPER. Mr Lloyd (relieving officer for the Newtown district) made an interesting statement with regard to a deceased pauper named Ann Bishop, aged: 64, who had resided in Park street, Newtown, with her mother, Maria Bishop, 86, who was in receipt of relief from the Board. Ann Bishop died on January 13th, after being nursed for some time at the expense of the Board. Both she and her mother had repeatedly infnrrned the officer that they were utterly desti- tude. When the daughter died, Mr Lloyd found that the mother had paid over X3 to a Newtown undertaker for a coffin. He also ascertained that the dead daughter bad owned £ 10 in gold, possessed a bank book, ana had over £ 100 to her credit in the Post Office. TI13 old woman had since gone to live witii her son, Francis Bishop, Mount street, Welsh- pool, aud had applied for the out-relief to be paid through the Forden Bcard.-It was decided that the Clerk should write to Mr Bishop, of Welshpool, informing him that the Board, having received cer- tain informatioil, decided to discontinue the out- relief. THOMAS ROGERS FINDS A CHAMPION IN MR KINSEY. The controversy over the dismissal of Thomas Rogers from his office of deputy porter, for writing a letter to the Newtown Express extolling the vir- tues of Church of England clergymen, revived in all its bitterness, the ball being set rolling by Mr T E Kinsey, who said that out of courtesy, he would, rather than move a proposition that Rogers be re- instated in the porter's room, ask Mr Bennett to be good enough to withdraw the arbitrary sentence passed by him up m Rogers at the last Hoard meet. ing. They all had their and Thomas Rogers had a propensity for writing to the public Press and thus giving ve"t to his feelings. Rogers had not told any untruths in the letter which had so upset the Chairman. On the con- trary Rogers hud told the ti-titii, atid moreover he was a, v?ry tidy old man who did his work well. Surely they, as a Board, were no-, ashamed of any- thing in the -Ti,o Chairiiiall In reply to Mr Kinsey, 1 will not withdraw any words that I have said about, Rogers. I apologise to the Board for taking the responsibility of dis- missing Rogers from his office without first being authorised to do so by a majority of the mem- I)ei-s.Ilr Evan Powell Mr T E Kinsey does not wish you to withdraw anything you said to Rogers.—The Chairman Yes, he does.— Mr Kinsey I o ri', 'v want to get Rogers reinstated. He was very useful in his old office, and t iie Master and portei- speak very highly of him.- The Chair- man I am dealing with the letter. —Mr Evan Williams: 1 propose that we accept the Chairman's apology and let the matter drop.— Mr John Lewis Has any mnn been put in Rogers' pJaee ?-'l'he Chairman Yes.Nir Kinsey How does he per- form his work ?—Tha Chairman: Satisfactorily.— Mr Kinsey Which of the two is the better man ?- The Chairman We will ask the porter.—Mr Daniel Higgs suggested that they should give Rogers out-relief and let him go where he liked. It would be the best thing that could be done.—The Porter here entered the room, and, in reply to the Chairman, sai i he had got a man in the place of Rogers.— Mr Kinsey Who is the better man ? — Mr Evan Williams and the Chairman o, no, no. —The Chairman (to the porter): That is all.-Afr Kinsey You allow us to question everyone else.— The Chairman (excitedly) No, no, no, tio, That is sufficient.—Mr Kinsey I beg to propose that we allow Rogers to go back to the porter's room. I think it is toe bad for the Chairman to bridle the Board in this m inner.— Mr Thomas Jones seconded. — Mr John Lewis seconded Mr Evan Williams' pro- position that the matter be allowed to drop.— Proposition ami amendment were then pnt by the Chairman, when each received three votes.—The Clerk calied attention to the fact, that two guardians, sitting round the fire, had not voiced.—.Mi- D Llovo. (one of tho guardians referred to) said Lhe reason he did not voce was that he was disgusted with the whole business. The members of the Board were holding themselves up to the ridicule of 'he Press and the world.— Another vote being taken, it, was found that four voted for the amendment and four for the motion.— The Chairman then gave his cast- ing vote iu favour of Mr Williims' proposition, wnich was accordingly declared carried. A VICTIM OF JA3EZ BALFOUR. The Relieving Officer for the Llanwuog district (Mr Wilson) stated that he had taken a woman named Martha Jones to Biotou Asylum. Jones was a native of Llanwuog and was one of the victims to the amount of zE210 of the notorious Jabez Balfour swindles. vlr Evan Williams said he knew imilar cases where substantial relief was given out of a fund, the secretary of which was the Rev G Stop- ford Brooks, of London. The clerk should, he thought, communicate with that gentleman stating tbe fact", of this painful case and asking for help to maintain the woman.- M I' John Lewis concurred. He did not see why the Board should pay 7s 9d a week when they could perhaps get help from such a fund. He moved that Mr Williams's suggestion be acted upoii.-Tiiis having been seconded, was agreed to. SERVICES IN THF, HOUSE. On the 21st January, the Rev E Williams, Aber- mule, heic. Divine service in the House, and on the 25th lioly Coaimunion was administered by the Rev 0 Harding. On Sunday Mr R Jones took the service.—The Chairman, after the above report had been read, asked the representatives of the Press to take note of it so that the public should see there was no lack of spiritual consolation for the inmates. I MIGHT AS WELL STARVE OUTSIDE AS STARVE r] HERE." J The Master reported that an inmate named Morris Owen, who originally came from Newtovrn- wished to leave the House. Accordingly the Chairman directed that Owen should be brought into the room to state his reasons. This order A having been executed, Owen said he was wishful to take his departure for the reason which formS our heading'. All the members laughed heartilY at this sweeping denunciation of the Workhouse menu.—The Chairman (to the inmate): Biit YO" have a good fire.-Owen (sullenly) Yes, hat there's 19 of us for it.—The Chairman And Toll have food.—Owen If the food were as plentiful as it is good, there woli i,l be "nowt" to grumble Sl at (laughter). I ask trie Board to grant me 8 le little out-relief to enable me to live in lodgings io ni Newtown. (Owen then left the i,ooni). lr J ] Lewis: I know what's the matter with the man— there's no beer here for him (laughter).—The P1 Chairman said the House had a splendid dietary- ti Tho Master Owen is a born grumbler.—Mr$n P Davies remarked that an inmate had told him h that he was receiving more food than he could eat- S -It was decided to refuse the application. a THE WAR EVEN PENETRATES TO BOARDS OK GUARDIANS. The Visiting Committee reported that the alter' à ations to the House were being very slowly carried v out. The rain water was seriously damaging the t walls of the House. They wou-ld have been pleased t to see a more progress now that "a treaty of peace" had been signed, agitation subsided, and £ Muddle river" crossed. Bombardment had reo vived with renewed activity round "Chaplaincy Court." The Lyddite shells burst with terrific force near" Rogers' Nek and they had a most depressing effect. "Poor old chap" this extra- ] ordinary report concluded" Iw seems to be in ft ( tight place." Needless to add, the reading of the above created a pleasing diversion from the ordinary 1 humdrum of Board of Guardian's meetings. < -+-
CAUGHT BY THE LEG. STRANGE ACCIDENT TO A CARMAN. So-tth Africa has no monopoly of hairbreadth es- capes, as is shown by a curious accident reported in the Durnley Gazette, which gives a portrait, of the hero. A carter, named Robins, living at Hiliesley, near Wootton-unaer-Edge, went into a wood for fuel, using a long stick with an iron crook to pull down dry branches. Whilst standing in the stump of a tree aud pulling at a branch, the crook straight- ened, and he fell to the ground, with his foot fixed in the stump, causing a fracture of the small bone of the leg and wrenching the ankle-bone. This happened two years ago. For over six months I did not do a stroke of work," said Mr Robins, "as, although mv leg seemed to be set all right, there was always a large quautity of congealed blood rou:id it, and on more i than one occasion the doctor told me I must have my leg off. I did not know what to do, but de- clined to follow his abvice, and trusted to Provid- ence." And so Providence did not betray your trust ? remarked tho reporter. No," was the reply. When I was almost en- s tue.y broken down in health and hops from the fact. that the treat,ment in two hospital had not cured my leg, a book came through the post telling me ofuhe many wonderful cares Dr Williams' pink pills for L pale people had brought about. Though I had tried i other medicines without any effect, I thought I would give them a trial, so I purchased a Cuupie of t. boxes. Of course the broken bone had long sitico untied I should not have expected medicine to effect that. It was the subsequent pain I could uot get rid of, but before 1 had taken one boxful of the £ pills named I was stronger in myself, my leg was F better, and the palpitation of the heart which I had been suffering from qnite disappeared." illrs Renins here joined in the conversation, remarking: "Airs Cox, of Boxvvell Lodge, recom- mented me to induce him to try them, as she had found them so valuable herself." The good wife also related with evident excite- ment that, after having taking three boxes of Dr Williams' pink pilJs, her husband one day came in and danced round the house, shouting, "Good old Dr Williams; he has cured my leg and put me i right." He quite frightened the cnildreu," con- tinned Mrs Robins, "and after that he continued to take the pills, saving he icould have his pills if he didn't have bread. He took six boxes of Dr Wil iiams' pink pills altogether, and I now give them to my children when they are not well." It is not, of course, suggested that this remedy is an alternative treatment for the surgeon's art; the lesson taught by the above incident is the same as that learned by the thousands of people in brok- en health, who have had their whole after-lives changed by this simple medicine. In Mr Robins' case, Dr Williams' pink pills restored tone to the nervous system, and enriched the enfeebled blood. Acting the same way these pills have cured thou- sands of cases of antcmia, general weakness, loss of appetite, palpitation, shortness of breath, early decay, all forms of female weakness, hysteria, para- lysis, locomotor ataxy, rheumatism, sciatica, scorfu- la, rickets, chronic erysipelas, consumption of the bowels and lunga,. These pills are a tonic in action, and not a purgative; but they are genuine only with full name, Dr Williams' pink pills for pale people (seven words), and are sold by most retail- ers, and Dr illiams' Medicine Company, Holboru Viaduct, London, at two shillings and ninepence a box, or six boxes for thirteen and nine, post free. They invigorate the system after overwork, worrv, and indiscretion of living.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF NORTH WALES, BANGOR. An association has receutly been formed at the above College under the name of the North Wales Agricultural Students' Association, with Col. Henry Piatt. C.B., "f Gorddinog, as its president. The object of the Association is to promote agricultural interests in North Wales by holding meetings at which questions affecting the science and practice of agriculture will be discussed, and to assist in other ways the spread of agricultural education in the northern counties of the Principality." Provision is made in the scheme for the formation of branch societies at local centres throughout, the country, which will be associated with the central body. In this way it is hoped that in time the Association will form not only a bond of union between past and present students of the Agricultural Depart- ment of the College, but will also be the means of bringing the agricultural population into closer sympathy with the College in its desire to impart agricultural instruction effectively. — —»
• LOCAL PATENT. The following abridged description i speeiany drawn for the County Times by Messrs Hughes and Young, Patent Agents, 55 a.nd 56, Chancery Lane, London, W.C., who will give advice and assistance free to our readers on all patent matters. 3425. Milk delivering to houses. Patentee: Mr H W Townsend, Commercial street, Newport, Monmouthshire. Relates to apparatus for securing milk cans to house doors or the like, so that they cannot be tampered with by unauthorised persons. A plate is secured to the door near the hinged end. A square recess is formed in the Raid plate, into which fits a projection secured to the milk can. The said projection is formed with a notch into which engages a catch, which is hung loosely on a pin secured to the plate. Two holes are also formed in the plate to engage a couple of pins, one of which is secured to the milk can and the other to the lid of the same. An indicating device, to tell the milkman how much milk- to deliver, is arranged in connection with the plate. —
THE FASHIONABLE COLOUR. This season it is announced, says "Madame," that khaki is to be the fashionable colour, and the regulation serge, aud later on holland will he patronised by everybody as a delicate compliment to "the gentlenitn in khaki ordered South." Un- fortunately it is not universally becoming to blondes, though the brnnettes can hardly find UDY- thing more calculated to set off their charms, especially if combined with a touch of bright colour. Just now the wholesale cloth merchants are. almost in despair, for the orders for serge for the Yeomanry and Volunteers have almost cieared out their stock, and the renewal of this takes some little time. One young lady was seen the other day wearing a costume of khaki serge, with an exact copy of the New South Wales Lancers' headgear-, which one of the big West Knd drapers is selling in great quantities just now. The plumed bravo is very becoming to any face sufficiently young and piquant to carry it, off, but like other fashions, it will probably be done to death before we see the last of it.
FOSTERS printed in all colours at the Gov TT TIMES Office, Welshpool, newest type, aud s yle and moderate charges.