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l I\ v FAMILY DISPUTE ABOUT PROPERTY. At the Montgomeryshire Assizes held in Welsh- pool on Tuesday before Mr Justice Pickford, Samuel Griffiths, of Ivy House, Penybontfawr, brought an action against his nephew, David Jones, of 57, Crown-street, Earlstown, for a declaration that he was entitled in fee simple to a dwelling house and premises situate at Peny- bontfawr, and known as Ivy House, together with the right of way thereto. Plaintiff also sought an order for delivery of title deeds of property which were in possession of the defen- dant. In the pleadings defendant claimed that under the will of his grandfather the property in dispute became his after the decease of plaintiff and plaintiff's wife. Mr Trevor Lloyd was instructed by Messrs liOngueviile and Co., of Oswestry, for the plaintiff, and Mr Colt Williams, instructed by Mr Martin Woosnam, was for the defendant. Samuel Griffiths, of Ivy H rnse, Penybontfawr, said he remembered building a cottage on land that belonged to his father in the year 1860, and the date 1859 was engraved on aotone in the house. He himself supplied the materials for building the house; the stone he had from Char es Jones' quarry. He remember some of the people who had helped him to get material. Maurice Roberts was the only one left. He and his wife had lived in the house since 1860, and he had never paid any rent or given any acknow- ledgment of the debt. There was another tenant, a Mrs Watkin, who had paid rent to him. She afterwards went to Tynywern, which belonged to Lord Powis. The only arrangement he had made with his father was that he was to have the house if he built it. His father died in 1888, and after his death he saw by the will that the house was to go to the defendant after his death. When he saw that he consulted his solicitor, and his son on his bahalf wrote to the executor of his father's will. Mr Colt Wiiiiams said that he would not admit that the letter over came to his client. Mr Lloyd: You knew that the property was mortgaged by your fa her. Witness: Well, how could he mortgage it when I had it (laughter). Mr Lloyd: Well, he did mortgage it. When did you first hear of this mortgage ?-Soon after his death. To get up to Ivy House he had to come along the road through an opening in the back. Cross-Examined by Mr Colt Williams He was working for his father in the same trade, as a joiner now and again. He bad no workshop of his own but used his father's workshop. It was not for some years afterwards that he had any workshop of his own. He had built the house on his father's land at his own expense, and got the money from his father-in-law and mother-in-law. He had borrowed .£50 from them He had to get stone from the quarry to build the house with. He paid X2 for getting the stone. He did not pay tor the haulage of the stone, nor his father. John Roberts had not helped to get the stone out of the quarry. He was not working in the quarry with John Roberts either. The timber he got from Pwlliago, and this he used for the spars of the roof. His father also was in the habit of having timber from Pwlliago. The do-rs and window frames he had from Lockwood, of Chester. He got slates from Bibby's quarry, and his father also dealt there. Mr Colt Wiiiiams In the year 1862 your father I borrowed X150 on the very house which you say you had built?—How could he have had the money when I built the house His father never legally turned the land over to him. And he never nsked his father for the < deeds of the land. His father had told him several times that the houses were for him. He was on very good terms with his father at the time. He was nTer rough with his tongue and threatening to his father. Did you know that after your death or your wife's death your father willed that the house was to go to your nephew ? -That is the cause of it now. He was disappointed but did not say that he was going to break the will to Mr David Jones, at Llanwddyn waterworks. Up to his father's death no repairs to the house were paid for by his father. During those years he was generally working wih his father. David Jones had never worked an hour for wir.ness. He once put some posts up near t.) Dwid Jones' house. David Jones did not pull them up, but he had taken them up hiaiFqlf because they were in the way when he took his horse and cart round. He had net laid claim to the house before because he could not afford to do so. Jane Griffith, wife of the last witness, said she remembered the building of the house. Her husband used to work at the house by night as well as by day; and witness went there to live before it was half finished. Cross-examined She did not remember whether her husband helped his father with other houses. Elizabeth Jones said that in 1865 she went to live at the cottage adjoining Ivy House. Samuel Griffiths and his wife wtre living in the house then. Her husband always paid the rent to Samuel Griffiths. When she went to the other cottage he paid the rent to Thomas Griffiths. Maurice Roberts, a labourer of Llangedwyn, said that in 1859 he was employed by Squire Thomas He was engaged to carry stone for Ivy House by Samuel Griffiths. He had some money to get a drink from Samuel Griffiths, that was all. Samuel Griffiths paid him the money for the tolls. Cross-examined: He know that Samuel Griffiths was working for his father. This concluded the case for the plaintiff. David Jones, a nephew to the plaintiff, and the defendant in the action, said in answer to Mr Colt Williams, that he lived with his parents at the Railway Tavern. He afterwards went into service as a labourer, and came home at week- ends. In 1876 his father died in Birmingham. He woiked for his grandfather at the trade until he got married in 1883. His uncle (tqe plaintiff) was working most of his time for his grandfather as a paid servant. His grandfather had had Ivy House put in order several times. Robert Jones was the mason employed, and his grandfather paid him. He afterwards worked with Samuel Griffiths (the plaintiff)" at Llanwddyn Water- works. He remembered the death of his grand- father, and the reading of the Will. His uncle told him when at Llanwddyn that he would break the Will He had twice torn up posts which had been put in his land; the second time he threw them in the river. Since his grand- father's death he had done repairs to the roof of the house about twelve or fourteen years ago. He had also within the last five years done some repairs to the cottage which adjoined Ivy House. XR« L J i 1 i ] I a I 1] C P f f I t t o d d 1J V a a t ( < of < liuiuuHl oi loot truveueia tiuao can ai Borden Workhouse is much greater than it waa I. twelvemonth ago. Last Wednesday it was re- :ported that during the previous fortnight 277 men, 11 women, and 8 children had lodged in the 'casual ward, a total of 296, against 192 last year. For Chronic Chest Complaints, Woods' Great Peppermint Core. 1/11,2/9.
NEWTOWN HARRY JONES, 5, Kerry-road, Wholesale and Retail Confectioner, Tobacconist, and Fruiterer. MESSINA BITTER ORANGES FOR MARMALADE —First Consignment. Best.—DAVID EVANS. The People's Seedsman, Newtown. [Advt.] SPECIAL Reductions in Millinery, Furs, and Children's Costumes. Remnants of Lace and Trimmings at clearing prices at Misses GOODWIN, 7, Market-street. [Advt. COAL AND LI:ME.-If you want good quality Coal at reasonable prices, either in truck or cart loads, or in cwt. sacks, try JOHN SMOUT, No. 13, Canal Wharf, Newtown. FAdvt. THE FOUNTAIN PEN HOSPITAL.- We have introduced a New Cheap Pen—THE GUARANTEE PEN. This is sold at 5/6, is a most easy writer and is guaranteed for 3 years.—19, Broad Street Newtown. MR. T. MALDWYN PRICE, R.A.M., visits Newtown on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Lessons given in Singing, Pianoforte, Violin, and 'Cello. He may be seen at Mr Fvan Bebb's, Broad- street, or Salop-road, Welshpool. PARENTS PLEASE NOTE.—A pure sweet gives not only pleasure, but also nourishment to grow- ing children. All the ingredients used in making Ann Taylor's Everton Toffee are pure and whole- some. It is as nourishing as it is delicious. IF YOU have a bad cough and a good shilling you can part company with both by purchasing a bottle of Owen's Cough Elixir, a never failing remedy. Prepared and sold only by F. J. Nash, M.P.S., Chemist, Broad-street, Newtown—Advt. F. J. NASH, M.P.S., Chemist, Optician, 43, Broad-street, Newtown, attends from 8-30 a.m until 7 p.m. daily at the above address, and will test your sight free of charge. Eyeglasses and spectacles of every description kept in stock. Oculist prescriptions a speciality. ldvt. TRADE NOTICE.—J. Griffiths, 37, Broad Street, wishes to announce that he has opened the shop in High Street, near Market Hall entrance (until recently carried on by E Davies), where a large selection of stationery, picture postcards, postcard albums, &c., &c. may be purchased. The business at 37, Broad Street, will be continued as usual. A FINE CUT. -Does your Cutlery want replac- ing with new ? You will do well to inspect E. H. Morgan, jewellers stock, which consists of all best Sheffield makers Ivory-handled Knives from 18s 6d to 50s per dozen, Ivorine handles from 7s, Bone handles from 5s per dozen. Depot for Joseph Rodgprs' celebrated cutlery and silverware. THE Rev R. Harris Lloyd, superintendent of the South-west Londoa Mission, has been invited to preach several Sundays next summer in Amerioa. In Brooklyn he will occupy the pulpit of the Central Congregational Church, one of the largest Congregational Churches in the world. We con- gratulate our townsman upon his distinction. BAPTIST MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY -On Thursday evening last Mr J. E. Roberts, St. Mary's Villa, gave a lantern lecture on Paris and Switzerland" Several very beautiful and realistic views were thrown on the sheet During the avening solos were rendered by Miss Emily Davies and Mr J. H. Humphreys. Mr T. Parry Jones presided and also assisted with the lantern. MASONIC CONVERSAZIONE.—A happy company, a choice dance programme, excellent music, and corn and wine of the best-these were the essen- tial elements that made a great success of the Masonic conversazione on Thursday evening. Masons and invited guests aggregated a gather- ing of about eighty, which tested, but did not overtax the capacity of the building, tastefully decorated throughout. As was natural to a visitor unlearnt in the craft, the righteous symbols that festooned the walls were objects of an irresistible curiosity, but inquiries which showed any disposi- tion to trespass over the sacred border-line were neatly, yet kindly, turned aside, sometimes with capital joke and repartee. The Worshipal Master (Brother George Astley) fulfilled his past efficiently The dance programme music was provided by the Cedewain Band. Songs and cards were also provided. AT a meeting of the Young People's Society in connection with the- Milford Road Chapel on Thursday week a most interesting paper was read by Mr R. Ewart Hamer on" Hiraethog "and Emrys." Mr Richard Rees presided.—The meeting on Thursday was presided over by Mrs G. Griffith, when a varied programme waa given by the following :—Misses Irene Rees, Katie and Gwladys Hamer, Jane Jones, Florrie Hamer, and Sallie Hughes. Mr R. Phillips (Star) read a vary instructive paper on Hwfa Mon." Addresses were also given by Rev G. Griffith, Messrs R. Hamer, T. Simons, and J. Hamer. During an interval refreshments were handed round by the female members of the Society, who were respon- sible for the evening's enjoyment. A first-sight singing competition was won by Miss Katie Ramer out of six competitors, whilst a competi- tion in unpunctuated reading was divided by Miss Florrie Hamer and Master Willie Hamer, out of fifteen competitors. Miss Annie Rees played the accompanimeats FUNERAL.—The funeral of Mrs Play fair (wife of Mrs Chall. Playfair, Supervisor of Excise) whose death was chronicled in last week's issue, took place on Wenesday, the interment being made at the Llanll wohaiarn Churchyard. Numerous important citizens assembled at Woodside, the home of the deceased, and followed the remains to the scene of their last resting. A short service was held at the housts, in the Chureh, and at the graveside. The Rev. R. Evan Jones, Rural Dean, and the Rev. J. Abel, Curate, being the officiating clergy. Mr D. H. Lewis, Trade Hall, carried out the funeral arrangements. Wreaths were sent from husband, children and sister, Bessie, Mr and Mrs Charles Garland and Marjorie, Minnie and Bessie. G. F. S., Mr and Mrs Ford and Family and Mrs F. J. Franklin, Hetty, Jim, and little Gwen, Jeanie and Will, M. Caffin, Dr and Mrs O. B. Trumper, Mr and Mrs Eiward Morgan, Hendidley, Mr and Mrs Forres- ter, Brampton, Carlisle, Mr and Mrs A. I. Guest, Mr P. Wilson-Jones, Mr and Mrs Sydney Jarvis, In affectionate remembrance and with deep sym- pathy from the associates and members of the Girls' Friendly Society (Cedewain Branch)
BERRIEW. FOR a really good Calf Meal or Feeding Cake Linseed and Molassine Meal, we recommend you to try DAVID JONES and SON, Corn Dealers, High-street, Welshpool.—[Advt.]
SARN. LANTERN ENTERTAINMENT.—On Friday evening the Vicar (the Rev D. D. Pierce) presided over a lantern entertainment given by the Rev W. Jenkins, in order to provide a cyclostyle for the main purpose of duplicating notes for the Day School magazine. The Vicar, in opening, referred 4-e) the kindly act of Mr Jenkins in thus helping ae school. The first part of the entertainment- iews in China-was taken by Mr Jenkins The tory illustrating A Peep behind the scenes" vas read by Mr Ridding, and the Vicar gave an (xpressive rendering of Curfew shall not ring ;o-night," also illustrated by excellent slides. At ;he conclusion Mr Ridding moved a hearty vote )f thanks to Mr Jenkins for his great kindness in joining to his assistance. A cyclostyle had been obtained and paid for. He coupled with the vote -be name of Mr Fred Jenkins ior his services as anternist. Mr Jenkins replied and proposed a Tote of thanks to the Vicar and Mr Ridding, and ihe proceedings terminated by the singingof the National Anthem.
CAERSWS. BY A strange coincidence there happened to neet at the Buck Temperance Hotel the other lay Mr R. H. Williams, Local Government Board inspector; Mr G. Hall and Mr O. R. Jones, napectors of Mines Mr J. H. Johnson, Inspector ,f schools; Mr Roberts, Inspector for the Board if Agriculture; and Mr J. Hughes, solicitor, of Lberystwyth. What a wonderful place the incient City must be! observes our correspondent. EARLY LAMBING.-There are to be seen at resent fine lambs a few days old, the property of Ir Matthew Davies Wilson, Gwynffwnith, and of Ir Evan Kinsey, Maesmawr. How about the trge farmers over the Volstre P asks our corres- ondent. m TEMPKBANCE MEETING.—On Tuesday evening highly interesting temperance meeting was eld in 'the club room of the Buck Temperance fotel Mr J. Reese, headmaster of the Council choo'l. presided. Readings, solos, and speeches ere delivered by the members. The excellent idress delivered by the Chairman and the solo .Master Norman Lewis were greatly appreciated by all present. A series of temperance meetings will shortly be held in the village Hall, when eminent speakers will be present.
Amid a scene of rare ecclesiastical splendour Dr Cosmo Lang, ex-Bishop of Stepney, was enthroned Archbishop of York.
( W EJLiSHPOOL. GRAND DISPLAY of new goods on show at BOWEN'S, the well-known cash drapers, Berriew- street. NOTICE.—W. J. Higgins, grocer, 27, Severn- street, begs to inform the public that he has taken out a license to deal in game.—[Advt. GUNS (New and Second-hand) for Sale or Hire; also Eley's and Kynoch's Cartridges at lowestj prices.—William Thomas, Ironmonger, Welshpool.! FOR a really good Calf Meal or Feeding Cake, Linseed and Molassina Meal, we recommend youl to try DAVID JONES and SON, Corn Dealers, High- street, Welsh pool. -[Ad vt.] THJ: DAIRY.—Our "Princess" Separator has been awarded over 100 medals. The most reliable; easiest to work; British made.—Call and inspect at HUMPHREY JONES & SON, Hall-i street. [Advt. CONSUMPTION AND POVERTY.—The Earl of Powis, was announced to be chairman last Saturday over a conference held in Shrewsbury to consider the question of suppressing consumption. A TIMELY GIFT -The Mayor of Welshpool has distributed tickets for 2cwt. of coal each among a number of the poorer householders in the town. A noteworthy feature of these timely gifts was that the recipients can present their tickets to any coaldealer within a month. c "NATURE AT WORK AND PLAY."—If THOSEIJ sportsmen who snare and shoot birds and rabbits, or hunt foxes, gain thereby one tenth of the! delight that Mr Richard Kearton derives by! photographing birds and rabbits and foxes ini their state of nature, then great indeed must bai the happiness of those sportsmen. This dis-I tinguished Fellow of the Zoological Society wasl: the Gilchrist lecturer in the Town Hall last- Friday night, and his subject Nature at W ork and Play/' together with the w nderful photo-i graphs that were thrown on the screen captivatedi the audience. The son of a north country yeo- man, Mr Kearton was in early life a Y orkshire farmer, until he entered on a successful career as a popular, bat none the less authoritative. wfiterl on natural history, together with his brother^ Mr Kearton has specialized in photographing" British birds and animals, not stuffed m a glass| British birds and animals, not stuffed in a glasst case with artificial environment, but as thcyo apperr when at home." The chair was filiedjj by Mr J D. Rees, M.P., who has himself been aM keen student of tne animal world--though in a different sphere from that of Mr Kearton an<l|| at the close of the lecture the Borough Member| referred to some of his own experience as a hunter- of big game in India. | ENGLISH v. WELSH IDEAS.—The local Deanery | branch of the Girls' Friendly Society held ings in Welshpool last Wednesday. First of all a| special service was conducted in the Parishl Church by the Vicar, and Mrs Hamer Jones wasl admitted an associate. Afterwards a meeting <f| the associates was presided over in the PowisS Memorial Chur ^h House by Mr3 W. L. Martin,| Berriew. Miss Griffiths, daughter of the late| rector of Machynlleth, gave a fluent impromptu* address as a representative of the Central Exucu-j tive Committee. Later, the Misses Jones, of West-i wood entertained the company to tea, and thenl Miss Griffiths delivered another impressive! address on the words Be strong for Christ. Incidentally she mentioned that the Girls'Friendly| Society was the first Society ever established in| this county for women only. Miss Griffiths,! speaking as one who travelled much about the| country, also observed that it was the fashion not |j to say prayers, not to read the Bible and not to| keep the Sabbath. Here in Wales," said Missl Griffiths, we do not understand these things, but in the large towns, especially in England, you will find what I say is true. The idea in England is that you are not up-to-date if you say your prayers! They say to you Oh, will you join uA for a picnic on Sunday ?' They seem to be think- ing too much of that, from the highest to the lowest. I have even known young servant girls going from Wales into England, who are enticrd to join these Sabbath breaking parties." I don't suppose," added Miss Griffiths, you have to con- tend with this in Welshpool." | SCIENTIFIC TEMPERANCE.—The big pew of New-street Chapel resembled the dais of a chemistry classroom last Thursday afternoon-iti contained a table laden with flasks and test tubes ;jj nearby was a blackboard and duster. These? formed the preparations for a most instructive! and delightfully interesting address on temper-1 ance teaching to children by Mr William Edwards,? Fellow of the Chemical Society, who is director of 2 scientific instruction for the Band of Hope Union.! He showed how the effects of alcohol can be im- pressed on the child mind as a matter of scientificl truth without making any reference to social habits and evils. Mr Kdwards controverted the fallacious argument that such temperance teach- ing will cause boys and giils to think lightly of j parents who did indulge in drink. There was but a small attendance over which the Mayor (Dr Thomas), presided. Mr J. D. Rees, M P., presided over the public temperance meeting at night, the special speakers being Mr William Edwards and the Rev W. Mottram (general secretary of the temperance work of the Congregational Union). Introducing the meeting the Borough Member said that the Government had been trying to pass a Temperance Bill, and he, for his part, attended with the utmost regularity. But he owned he had some misgivings as to whether the Bill, as it was, would ever become law, because, he tnought, they were trying to take too many steps at a time. They knew, continued Mr Rees, that if alcohol is taken to excess it has deplorable, terrible effects, but as regards the use of it in moderation, therej are almost as many opinions as there were men.| Some former doctors were in the habit of treating! it as a useful stimulant, but they had retreated from that view, and at the present day the general trend seemed to be that it was never beneficial to the hnman body.
CARNO. RENT AUDITS.—The Foulkes and Davies-Oolley rent audita were held on Thursday last at the Alleppo Merchant Hotel, when Mr Edmund Gillart, solicitor and agent to the Estate, attended, to receive the rents. The usual dinner was after- wards held and catered for by Mrs Wilson in her usual good style.
Sequel to an Explosion at the: Van Mines. On Thursday, a very interesting case was heard at Llanidloes Police Court before Mr Edward Davies (chairman), Messrs William Ashton, N. Bennett Owen, and Captain Davies Jenkins. On December 11th last an accident occurred at the Van Mines, and resulted in a treasury prosecution Mr A. J. Hughes, Aberystwyth, prosecuted the Van Mining Company on behalf of the Treasury, i and Mr Herbert Lloyd the manager. The charges against the Company were laid by; Mr Owen Rowland Jones, His Majesty's Inspector; of Mines. These were that on the 11th Decomb-ri the Company failed to send any notice in writing, of an accident caused by an explosion of gas, and which resulted in injury to persons employed at the mines; and that they also failed to comply with certain rules. Mr A. J. Hughes said that it was not his object to press for substantial fines, but to bring about better and proper conditions for the people engaged in the mines. The charges involved were serious. The magistrates had just dealt with acts and orders for the protection of sheep, and had inflicted substantial fines; now it was their duty to deal with acts for protection ot men working inn mines. In 1906 special rules under section 25 of! the Act, 1872, were passed and they were to bel specially observed. It was an offence not to notice of the accident. It was the duty of the! owners or the agent to send immediately to one ofs the inspectors of mines a notification of anyS accident that occurred. The object in enfi roingjl such a rule was to enable the Inspector to visits the mine and investigate the cause of the acci-S dent, and find out, if possible, who was respon-9 sible for it. In the case before the court threoS men were seriously injured, and as the result ofl an explosion of gas they received extensive burnsjjj on the face, wrists, and and aims The skin, said, peeled off like taking off a glove. The case.sj he continued, was aggravated by the fact thatl notice of the accident was not sent immediately tojj the inspector of the mines for the district. He believed it was not exaggeration to say that the| men referred to bad a narrow escape with their lives. Mr Lloyd could have notified the Inspefctora of the accident by sending a telegram, although that was not strictly legal, or he could have sent it the next day. The notice, therefore, was notj received by the Inspector until Tuesday, the 15^h| December. There was no doubt that there was| ample time to send the notice, the form would not! have occupied five minutes in filling up. 1 After evidence the Bench inflicted a fine of' X3 8s and costs each on the Company and oni Captain Herbert Lloyd. I
| gafcfcenrttttg I g)bitttarp. N FOUR WELL-KNOWN FIGURES RE- N MOVED. S Death has this week-end cast its shadow over Stwo of the stateliest homes in Montgomeryshire* ■ which face each other near Welshpool, on either side of the Severn, and together with Welshpool, Newtown and Welshpool also mourn the loss of estimable citizens. This saddening obituary in- cludes the demise of Major General William Herbert, Westbury, uncle to the present Earl of BPowis, Mrs John Naylor, of Leighton Hall, Dr. SFrank Utten Purchae, Newtown, and Mrs John Mill, Llanidloes. I I DR. PURCHAS, NEWTOWN. I Although not unexpected by those who] £ kne\v_ of his prolonged serious illness, the' intelligence of the death of Dr Frank Utten Purchas, Newtown, will be learnt through- out Montgomeryshire, and wherever else |his_ popular personality was known, with | feelings of intense sadness and regret. And, | needless to say, among his patients, by a whom he was much beloved and valued for | his painstaking fidelity and professional (skill, his removal is sincerely lamented. For a considerable period the doctor had been laid aside from active duty by an ill-] ness which enjoined rest and change, andi | the hopes of his many friends and admirers! I were from time to time cheered by thel | thought that the enjoyment of these needsl | in salubrious parts of the country would! i eventually restore him to wonted health andl strength. These hopes, however, were fated! to be crushed. The genial doctor returned! several months since from the south, look-1 Hng cheerful, but still far from well, andl £ unable to resume his professional calling.! | Finally his shattered strength confined himj indoors, and this proved the beginning of | the end. The best of medical and nursingl r skill was bestowed upon a patient who bore J I unto the last his painful and depressing illness with magnificent fortitude and with- out murmur. The end came on Sunday morning, when he passed peacefully away from all his sufferings. B Dr Purchas, whose photograph appears above, was born f' the Ridge, Dry Harbour, Jamaica, on the 7th January, 1861, so that | he had just passed his 48th year. He wasl Ethe eldest member of the family of Mr and! B Mrs Henry Martyn Purchas. Coming to* I England for his education, he attended thel iGodolphin School* at Hammersmith, where,] rit is interesting to state, he had amongst his contemporaries Dr Jameson, of South' African fame. j Upon the completion of his educational p course, he returned home to Jamaica, and | for some years thereafter had the charge | of his uncle's coffee and sugar estate, but, | disliking tropical life, he determined to | come back to England and adopt the medi- rcal profession. He studied at Edinburgh I University, where he graduated M.B.C.M. I in 1887, and obtained his M.B. three years (later. After filling with much acceptance and success the position of assistant medicftl | practitioner in Kincardineshire, in the | neighbourhood of "Drumtochty," immor- talised by Ian MacLaren in "The Bonnie | Briar Bush," the deceased gentleman came I to Newtown about the year 1888 as assistant I to Drs. Hall and Ferguson. A few months later Dr Hall died, and the popular assist- ant thereupon joined Dr Ferguson in part- nership. Not many years afterwards he ac- quired Dr Ferguson's interest in the prac- tice, which he solely carried on and largely extended until 1903, when Dr Shearer part- nered him, and from that time the firm was known as Drs Purchas and Shearer. T71- i. Dr Purchas married Miss t e^' second daughter of Sir Pryce ,and Lady Pryce-Jones, of Dolerw, and this,! ,we recall, was the first wedding solemnised in All Saints' Church. For the widow (also much beloved by all classes in the community) and her young daughter the sincerest sympathy is felt. Dr Purchas had among his public ap- pointments that of senior medical officer to the Montgomeryshire Infirmary, certifying surgeon under the Factories Act, parish medical officer for Bettws and Llanllw- chaiarn, and medical officer for the post office. In all public work such as the Dis- | trict Nursing Association, the management, I of the County Infirmary, and kindred in- stitutions, he evinced a profound interest, | but never actively associated himself with Sthe civic side of administrative public life. |j As a practical manifestation of his inter- ■ est in the efficiency of the infirmary, the S doctor instituted a fund which completed | the equipment of the operating room, and] I was also chiefly instrumental in providing* the different wards with certain necessaries. 1 The new infirmary project had in him a I most ardent supporter. By his advice, the' IK building committee were helped immenselyl | in their conception of an institution con- sistent with their desires, and also in the I important consideration of how to acquire' | the necessary money, and, as an illustration Hot his hearty concern for the success of the E scheme, we can speak from knowledge of ■ inquiries which came from him even in the latter stages of his painful illness. B Removed in the prime of life from a 9 sphere where he was eminently useful, this estimable citizen will be much missed, but he will long live in the memory of a people Kby whom he was universally esteemed. ■ We are informed that the funeral—a pub- filic one—will take place on Wednesday at two p.m. from Homestay. MAJOR-GENERAL HERBERT. I On Friday night, at Westbury (Salop), there passed away Major-General William Herbert, uncle to the present Earl of Powis. ^Next Friday would have been his 75th B [birthday. On Sunday morning the Leigh-1 | ton Church bells were summoning the par-8 ishioners to Matins, but their sweet chimes 1 were suddenly changed into a solemn knell, j Aged 90, Mrs John Naylor, of Leigh ton 1 Hall, had entered into rest at ten o'clock. 9 William Henry Herbert was the youngest of the nine children of Edward Herbert, second Earl of Powis, his mother being I Lady Lucy Graham, daughter of John, 1 Duke of Montrose. He out-lived his four | brothers—Edward, Percy, George, and | p Robert—and also all his sisters, Lady Char-1 | lotte Herbert having died some two years | | ago. Deceased in his early days had for a | tutor Bishop Selvvyn, the pioneer Anglican | missionary to New Zealand, and afterwards I Bishop of Lichfield. The deceased went to | Eton, and in 1852, when 18 years of age, he had a commission procured for him in the West Indian Regiment. He saw active ser- | vice with the 46th Regiment in the Crimean |War, and received the Turkish medal with.; I a clasp. In 1885 he was made Major-J I General, and not long afterwards retired, j I having held an Army commission for nearly' forty years. The General then lived at; Priestfelde, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, i and was subsequently mayor of Shrewsbury | town in 1889-90. During this term of office he made successful efforts to wipe out the debt that had been incurred by the Cor- poration in buying the site of the old Shrewsbury School. General Herbert also took a prominent part in establishing the Free Library at Shrewsbury-just as his brother, the late Earl of Powis, encouraged a similar movement in Welshpool. General Herbert was a very familiar figure in lower Montgomeryshire during the late Earl's' life, when he would spend months at the Castle, and Mrs Williaml Herbert—eldest daughter of the late Mr! Vane Milbank, Thorp Perrow, Yorkshir acted as chatelaine during the absences of Lady Charlotte Montgomery. A Tory of the old school, General Herbert always figured in Welshpool at general elections-it was the place in which both he and the late Dr Thompson Harrison con- centrated their efforts. At the last contest the doctor could not come, but the General took the chair at Colonel Pryce-Jones' crowded meeting in the Town Hall on the eve of the poll, and delivered a character- istically Tory speech. There are now few political survivors of his day and genera- tion. MRS. NAYLOR. Like the deceased General, Mrs Georgina Naylor could also have claimed that she was of the very best blood in Wales, her paternal line going back through the Edvardses of Dolserau (Meirion) and Einion Efell, of Llwynymaen, Oswestry, to the late Mr John Naylor, of Walton Hall, Liverpool, a very wealthy Lancashire banker, who bought up the Leighton estate from the trustees of the late Mr Panton Corbett, last re- corder of Pool. From Liverpool they then came to live at the old Hall of Leighton, and built a school in the hamlet for the children of their tenants. Next they built at a cost of X22,000, and endowed the Church-of whose living they were patrons—and on each of the stained glass windows there appears their manogram "G.J.N." For very many years the congregations here never saw a collection bag. The Naylors also I had a vicarage erected. Not being depended upon thr-ir revenue from the land, they expended enormous sums in developing the estate which wc-rk employed armies of workmen and pros- pered the trade of Welshpool. "Pool," said an old inhabitant, was poor till the Naylors came. hut—now it's gone back again Mrs Naylor, in those earlier days, was a keen politician, and while the feudal system on the Powis Castle estate was Tory, its influence across the Severn was energetically Liberal—"for Tracy." But times changed, and within late years the pleasant grounds of Leighton, like t1 e Castle Park, have been the scene of Primrose League picnics. Mrs Naylor acted the "Lady Bountiful" throughout her neighbourhood, and (in the words of one admirer) "she will be terribly missed by the poor and everybody in Leighton." I Last summer the tenants of her Leighton and Brynllwarch estates presented to her a valuable piece of silverplate as a present on her 90th birthday. Mrs Naylor had three sons and seven daughters: Mr Christopher John Leyland, of Haggerston Castle, Northumberland, who was born in 1849; Mr Rowland Naylor; the late Mr John Naylor; Mrs (Admiral) Drummond; Miss Margaret Nay- lor; Mrs G. D. Harrison, Fronllwyd, Welshpool; Miss Georgina Naylor; Mrs (Colonel) Bailey; Mrs Hayes, of Upton Hayes, Chester, and Miss Frances Naylor. Mrs Naylor bad been an invalid for many years, and was more than carefully looked after by her devoted daughters at the hall. The heir to the estates is Mr Murray Naylor, son of the late Mr John Naylor (junior), who is about to come of age. MRS. JOHN MILLS, LLANIDLOES. We have to announce with the deepe-t regret, the demise of Mrs John Mills, of Mid Wales yilla, which occurred just before midnight on Saturday. The deceased had been ailing for about six months, and bore her long illness with exemplary patience and cheerfulness. Mrs Mills had nearly completed her 66th year. A native of Chester she subsequently removed with her parents to Welverhampton where her father, Mr Robert Jones, was prominently identified with the Welsh C. M. cause. He was mainly instrumental in founding the first Welsh Calvinistic Methodist I Church in that town, of which he was a deacon for many years. Forty-one years ago the deceased WAS married, and in 1872 came with her husband to Llanidloes. Her geniality and kindness of heart secured her a host of warm friends by whom she will be greatly missed. The deceased is sur- vived by her husband, two sons and one daughter, to whom the fullest sympathy is extended in their loss. The funeral will take place at One o'clock on Wednesday afternoon next, at Dolhafren Cemetery. MR. DAVID RICHARDS, LLANIDLOES. It is with regret that we record the death which took place on Friday night last, of Mr David Richards, of Smithfield-street, after a prolonged illness. He was one of Llanidloes's best known composers, several of his compositions being included in the tune book of the Baptidt Church, of which place of worship he was a prominent member. The hymn tune Dolenog," which was sung by the town choir in the local composers recital a couple of years ago waa exceptionally good. The fuperal takes place to-day. MR. J. T. HOWELLS, NEWTOWN. ] At the youthful age of 44 years, Mr J. T. Howells, Confectioner, Kerry-road, passed away at his residence on Monday. Mr Howell had been suffering for six weeks from a most painful illness which he bore with fortitude. The deceased came from a musical family, and had musical tastes himself. When living at Ruyton-XI-Towns he played the organ at the Congregational chtoel, and at Newtown was a member of the Congrega- tional church choir. Deceased was interred in Ruyton-XI-Towns on Thursday. A preliminary service was held in Newtown, when the Rev. E Jones Williams officiated. At Ruyton the remains were met by a numerous gathering, which includ- ed a large number of Oddfellows A memorial service was held in the Congregational church on Sunday, evening, when the pastor, the Rev. E. Jones Williams preached. Miss Reynolds played the .< Dead March." 8 MR. C T. CLARKE, LATE OF NEWTOWN. We regret to record the death of Mr C. T. Clarke, which occurred on the 19th of January, at the Bank House, Okehampton, Devon, at the age of 58 years. The deceased will be remembered by ,old Newtownians as when quite a young man be spent some years at the N. P. Bank, Newtown, during the management of the late Mr Somerville. For several years he was manager of the South Shields branch, and afterwards at the Okehamp- ton branch. Mr Clarke retained many happy rtcollections of his stay at Newtown, and visited it at intervals. He, accompanied by Mrs Clarke, was here as late as November last on a short visit, but on his return home he became seriousiy ill and finally succumbed, to the sorrow of his family and friends.
MACHYNLLETH STRUCK OFF.—On Tuesday, in a divisional c ,urt of the King's bench, before the Lord Chief Jut-tice, the name of John Rowlands was struck off the roll of solicitors. THEFT — A hawker yclapt, Sarah Anne Barne6, hailing from St. Asaph, pleaded guilty, when brought before Messrs. R, Gillart and R. Rees, to having stolen two blouses from Mary Ingram.- 14 days. 11 SOME people expect to be paid for sending tb..ir children to school was the caustic remark of Dr. Davies at the meeting of the County School Gov-mora on Friday, when applications for bur- sati^s were being discussed. PLICABANT SATUT;LDAY EVIENIliGg-What must b,, properly termed a record ev-nt took place on —a III (IItoY wt-ek, when betwtei, 700 and 8 0 people apf-eiubled at the Town Hall. Mr Edmund Gill.rt, < f Maengwyn (town clerk), to.,k the chair. Ev ry item on the lenythy programme was ren- d. r..rl and v. ciferously received Mr J. R. L-itjhton and Mr W. E. Evans wero responsible 'or t htl programme and are to be congratulated UP"II the success which crowned their efforts.
| TREFEGLWYS. IMPORTANT NOTICE. —A H. Bennett, Draper, i^w>, attends room adjoining Red Lion Hotel, iTr-teglwys, IVERT WEDNESDAY, from 12 till 6, 5 wif p a good assortment of General Drapery Goods, lat lowest town prices tor cash.
I LLANIDLOES. Football.—The replay for the Welsh Amateur Cup between Llanfaes Brigade (Brecon) and Llanidloes took place on the Lion field on Saturday, when the homesters Lion field on Saturday, when the homesters won by four goals to one. "That Athletics are carried to excess" was the subject at the Debating Society on Friday evening, Mr L. Jones-Williams pre- siding. Mr E. H. Mills, in opening on the j affirmative side, spoke of the necessity of developing each side of man's character, the physical as well as the mental, intel- lectual and spiritual, but when athletics became the sole business instead of the recreation of life it was carrying it to ex- cess. He deprecated the over-attention paid to football, and spoke of its deleterious effect on the young men and boys of the present generation, both from a moral and industrial standpoint. Mr G. Hercomb, in replying, spoke of the necessity of more athletics being indulged in, and even of more interest being taken in it. He re- ferred to the prowess of the Grecian ath- letics when the great empire was in its zen- eth of power. Athletics, he stated, created healthy manhood, and is an aid to temper- ance. He deprecated the tendency to over- professionalism. Mr R. Pugh and Mr J. H. Palmer seconded the respective sides I and the following took part in the discus- sion:—Messrs T. Benbow, H. Rees, H. Roberts, T. H. Evans, R. S. Davies. E. Mil- ward, and T. Francis. On a vote the affirmative was carried by a substantial majority. affirmative was carried by a substantial majority.
LLANFYLLIN. THE funeral of the late Mr and Mrs John Hughes, Bryneithin, Brithdir, who died at the age of 8S and 83 years respectively, took place in Llanfyllin Cemetery on Friday, when a large number assembled. The services at the house the chapel, and the grave were taken part in by the Revs H. G. Roberts. Llanrhaiadr, H. E Griffith, Oswestry, E. Griffiths, Meifod, David Hughes, Llanfechain, J. Pritchard, Oswestry, and T. E. Davies, Pentrefelin, Messrs Edward Jones, Trewythen, and T Edwards, Llanfyllin. The mourners were Mr Maurice Hughes (son), the Misses Margaret and Eliza Hughes (daughters), the Rev R. Jones, Rhos (nephew), Mr Edward Hughes, Cefn (nephew), Miss Hughes. Llangollen (uiece), and Mr M. H Roberts, Oswestry. The bearers were Messrs John Jones, Richard Evans, W. E Jones, and John Morris.
MONTGOMERY. A METHODIST YARN.—A good story is told in the recently published bigography of the late Rev D. Lloyd Jones, showing how dangerous it is for a WtLhman to forget his language before he thoroughly masters the English. A zealous old Welsh Methodist had joined an English Church in Montgomery, and, speaking one day upon the imp rtance of being faithful to the denomination said: Stick to your own damnation! There is no other damnation in the world like the Metho- dist damnation.
Farmer's Wife Slandered. X75 DAMAGES FOR A BAD EGGS' STORY. Mary Ann Roberts, wife of a Meifod farmer— Richard Owen Roberts, Ystymeolwyn,—was the ptaintiff in a slander action that had been put down for hearing at the Montgomeryshire Assizes last Tuesday, the defendant being Thomas Hughes, farmer and egg dealer, living at Wrigley Fold Farm, Matley, Stalybridge. The case arose out of an incident at Oswestry market on the 12th of last August, when the defendant accused the plaintiff of having sold him some bad eggs on the 10th of June previously. STATEMENT OF CLAIM. The statement of claim set forth that the det ant falsely and maliciously &aid:- You are the very woman I have been looking for since the 10th June. Do you know how many bad eggs I had out of your eggs r There were about 150 out of 190 or so. There were only 30 good ones out of the whole lot. You are the very woman I have been looking for. I could swear to you out of a thousand. You have not been in town from that day to this. It was from you I had the eggs you have not been in town since. I hav3 reported you to the inspector, and we have been looking for you ever since. Mr Trevor Lloyd, barrister, who, with Mr T H. Parry, barrister, appeared for the plaintiff on the instructions of Mr Martin Woosnam, solicitor, Newtown, announced' in Court that the parties had come to terms, and the defendant had agreed to pay X75 damages and costs, and counsel for the defendant would withdraw all imputations in open Court. Mr Walter B. Yates, barrister (instructed by Messrs Buckley, Miller, and Thompson, solicitors, Stalybridge), said that the defendant now was satisfied that he bad made a mistake; he was also satisfied that the plaintiff was not at Oswestry on the 10th of June, and that, therefore, his accusa- tion and statements to that effect were untrue. Defendant wished now, under the circumstances, to withdraw any allegations and imputations on the plaintiff's character, and he tendered now his apologies. Mr Justice Pickford: A very proper course, Mr Yates.
———————= HIGH-CLASS LADIES' AND GENTLEMEN'S 1 TAILOR, j 29, Broad Street, N EWTOWN, Choice Selection of High-Class Goods in osturne Clot hs, Tweed Suitings, J &C., LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES < < ] i R. & S, Morgan's F Annual Sale Now on, [ Short Bridge, Newtown. PUBLIC NOTICES. TENDERS. TENDERS are invited for the Erection of a -L Shop and Dwelling-house in Watergate- street, Llantair Ca-reinion, for Mr E. Bennett. Plan and Specification may be inspected on 'vritten application to the undersigned, to whom sealed Tenders must be delivered on or before the 15th February rext. The lowest or any Tender will not necessarily be accepted. R. W. DAVIES, Carno. Architect, etc. January 29, 1909. CORPORATION OF MONTGOMERY. REMOVAL OF NIGHT-SOIL k HOUSE REFUSE. TENDERS ARE IN VITED for tha Removal of the abova from the 25th March, 1909, to the 25th March, 1910, Tenders must reach me not later than 1C o'clock on the morning of Thursday, the 25th day of February, 1909. By Order of the Council. CHARLES S. PRYCE, Montgomery, Town Clerk. 28th January, 1909. F RDEN UNION. THE GUARDIANS of the above Union will, -L at their Meeting on the 10th day of February, 1909, proceed to appoint a SECOND CHARGE ATTENDANT to the unatics at the Workhouse; Salary, .£25 per annum, with Board, Lodging, and Washing, in the House. Applications, in the Candidate's handwriting, accompanied by testimonials of recent date, must reach me not later than 10 o'clock on the morning of the said meeting. CHARLES S. PRYCE, Montgomery. Clerk. 28th January, 1909. (124) MONTGOMERYSHIRE EDUCATION AUTHORITY. T^^MJ^O^rAT'FTiT^iCafed' *11 EE<^IRED SCHOOLS!- FOR THE TOA°WI°S HEAD. Penegoes C.E., Certificated Mistress. Salary, .£70. ASSISTANTS. U-neertificated-Llangadfan C.E., to take Sewing, Welsh essential, .£45. Gmilsfield C.E. (In- fants). Salary £ 4.0. Llangurig Cl. (female). Welsh essential, £ 45. Forms of application may be obtained from me, the undersigned, on receipt of stamped addressed foolscap envelope for reply. Canvassing, directly or indirectly, a disqualiifcation. LLEWELYN PHILLIPS, Clerk to the Education Authority. County Education Offices, Newtown, January 28th, 1909. (131) LEGAL NOTICES. WILLIAM MORGAN (Deceased). A LL PERSONS HAVING ANY CLAIM OR t1.. demands against the estate of William Morgan, of The Bear's liead Inn, Llanidloes, in the County of Montgomery, Carder and Licensed Victualler, deceased, art requested to send in particulars thereof to us the undersigned forth- with. Dated this 30th day of January, 1909. J. & A. DAVIES, Of Llanidloes, Solicitors to the Executor. Re JOHN JAMES (Deceased) late of Walkmill' Mochdre, Montgomeryshire, Farmer. ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST the above Estate are requested to send particulars thereof to me; and all Persons INDEBTED to the Estate are requested to pay the amount of indebtedness to me before the 1st March next. Dated this 27th day of January, 1909. ERNEST C. MORGAN, Incorporated Accountant, (129) 22, High-street^Newtown. MONTGOMERY COUNTY COUNCIL. DOG LICENCES. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any Persons claiming Exemption from Duty in respect of a Dog should apply for a Form of Declaration, which can be obtained at any Postal Money Order Office. The Declaration when made should be forwarded to the Clerk of the Petty Sessional Court having jurisdiction in the place where the dogs are kept. GEO. D. HARRISON, Cleik to the County Council. Welshpool, 6th January, 1909. rHE CONTAGIOUS DISEASES (ANIMALS) ACT, 1886. DAIRIES, COWSHEDS, AND MILKSHOPS ORDERS. MONTGOMERY TOWN COUNCIL. TO COWKEEPERS, DAIRYMEN, AND PURVEYORS OF MILK. WHEREAS BY AN ORDER IN COUNCIL v made in Pursuance of Section 34 of th* contagious Diseases (Animals) Act, 1878, and antitled The Dairies, Cowsheds, and Milkshops Older of 18b5," every Local Authority is required to keep a Register of all persons from time to time carrying on in their District the Trade of Cowkeepers, Dairymen, or Purveyors of Milk, and whereas by the same Order it is declared that it shall not be lawful for any person to carry on any of the above Trades unless he is Registered, now, therefore, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That all Persons carrying on the Trade of Cow- keeper, Dairyman, or Purveyor of Milk within the District of the Authority, and who are not yet Registered, are required forthwith to Register for the purpose of carrying on such Trade. All necessary information will be given, and Forms of Application for Registration may be obtained from Mr R. TOM LET, Sanitary Inspector, Clive House, Montgomery. (Signed) CHARLES S. PRYCE, Clerk to the said Council. Dated the 28th day of January, 1909. (122) UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES, ABEBTSTWTTH (One of the Constituent Colleges of the University of Wales). President: The Right Hon. Lord Rendel. Principal: T. F.Roberts, M.A. (Oxon) LL.D. (Vict) STUDENTS are prepared for Degrees in Arts, Science (including the applied Science of Agriculture), Law and Music. Sessional Com- position Fee, Xio, with additional Laboratory Fees for Science Students. Registration Fee, £ 1. Men Students reside in Registered Lodgings in the town, or at the Men's Hostel. Warden Prof. J.W. Marshall, M.A. Women Students reside in the Alexandra Hall of Residence for Women. Warden Miss E. A Fewings. For full particulars respecting the General Arts and Science Departments, the Law, Agriculture, and Day Training Departments, the Department for the Training of Sacondary Teachers &nd the Hostels, apply to J. H. DAVTES, M A., Registrar. GrUILSFHiiLD. FOR a really good Calf Meal or Feeding Cake, Linseed and Molaseine Meal, we recommend you to try DAVID JONES and SON, -Corn Dealers, High- street, Welshpool.—[AdrtJ