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PIGS AND POTATOES. A Lively County Court Case. A most entertaining case was heard at Welshpool County Court on Wednesday, before His Honour Judge,, William Evans and the Registrar (Mr G. D. Harrison). The original source of the litigation was a kitchen garden belonging to Mr Percival White, landlord of the Navigation Inn, Guilsfield, and he sought the remedy of the law against his nearest neighbour, Elizabeth Jones, a widow, and her daugther, Harriet Jones, of Tyddyn Wharf. The claim was for wilful damage done by the defendants' pigs trespassing on the plaintiff's garden from New Year's Day, 1909, up to February 7th, and doing damage to the potatoes, fences, and garden. There was an addi- tional claim from February 7tli to February 13th made by plaintiff for keeping the pigs between those dates, the plaintiff having impounded them, and they having been released for and on behalf of the defendants. As a sett-off, the defendant counter-claimed 12s for damage to a -wlleel-barrow Mr Martin Woosnam, for the plaintiff, said that the defendants kept a large num- ber of pigs. His Honour would probably know that as they had been before his Honour before, Mr White kept a garden in which he took a pride, but the pigs, which were continually on the road, were breaking through into his garden Among other things, they had eaten up TWO WHOLE TUMPS of potatoes, and repeated warnings had had no effect. In February, Mr White wrote to defendant sending an account of the damage, and saying that now he had had his garden put in order he hoped it would not be necessary for him to again complain. Apart from the damage done, the pigs were an insufferable nuisance. He also informed them in the letter that lie had the pigs in his stable, and was feeding them at a cost of 2s a day. He would liberate them on payment of the sum. One day after the letter was sent the plaintiff discovered the pigs had flown, and the pigs were traced down his orchard, and there was the foot- print of a narrow toe leading towards de- fendant's house. Percival White, on being sworn, said that from the 1st of January to the 7th of Feb- ruary he kept a strict account of the times the pigs were in his place. On February 7th he impounded three pigs, and kept them there till the 13th. On the evening of the 13th lie fed them and went' away at seven o'clock for his tea; lie was away a few minutes, but when lie got back the pigs were gone. He immediately went down to the defendant's, where lie saw defendant's servant, who informed him that Miss Jones had gone to Guilsfield, and that she was there WHEN THE PIGS CAME HOME. The document produced was a list of the number of times the pigs had been in his garden. He stored his potatoes in tumps, and those had been demolished by the pigs. There were 12 sacks of potatoes in one tump, eight sacks apiece in two others, and six sacks in another. The value of potatoes eaten by the pigs he estimated at v-5 11s- 37 cwt at 3s per cwt. He gave warning to Mrs Jones repeatedly, but it was no use. His letter to her did not bring a reply, and on the 15th of February he instructed his solicitor to write to the defendants. There was a counter-claim on the part of the de- fendants for a wheelbarrow. As neighbours' they were in the habit of borrowing from one another, and the wheelbarrow, which belonged to defendants, was put in his stable. A few days following a man working on the canal came and asked witness to lend him one. He said he had not got one, but Miss Jones had one. The man went away, and it appeared that betook the barrow, and witness believed that he had taken a piece of board off the front of it. The value of the wheelbarrow when new would be abort 12s. Cross-examined by Mr J. E. Tomley, who appeared for the defendants: Can vou tell me where you can buy a wheelbarrow for 12s ?—Plaintiff did not reply. Plaintiff said that he did not dig the pota- toes from the one garden at all he dug them up as he used them. The garden con- tained other vegetables in addition, so that it would only leave a small portion of the garden for potatoes. He had been using these potatoes up to the time the pigs were going at them, and he took one ba out of a tump into the house. The PIGS PAID 151 VISITS to his garden from January 1st to early in February, and they had been there as many as 21 times in one day. There were 17 pigs visiting the garden during the first three weeks afterwards seven of them were sold. He has scores of times com- plained to Miss Jones about them. He kept no pigs now, but at one time he did keep some, and when he did keep them they were never off his ground. He had never asked defendant for 10s to cover the damage done by the pigs. His fences were not in a dilapidated state. He drove the pigs out of his garden into the stable, and not off the road. When Miss Jones's servant came to ask for the pigs after he had locked them up he did not tell her that the pigs had gone down the road. Elijah Jones, of the Celyn, Guilsfield, said that on the 4th of February he noticed the state of the fences around White's garden. The pigs had torn them up to pieces, so that he had a man to repair them. The gar- den was in a terrible fttate; it was like a high road. He reckoned that 196 yards of potato rows had been rooted up, and in one garden they had been taken clean out of the tump. He valued the 37 cwt. of pota- toes at 3s. per cwt, the damage done to the fence at 5s, and the damage to the garden at 15s. Cross-examined: He was quite an impar- tial witness in this matter, but he had had trouble with defendants before. He had never had to pay for damage he had done in this way. HE BROKE A LOCK ONCE to let out two of his own pigs, but his pigs had not done any damage. Mr Tomley: You say 190 yards of potato rows were rooted up by the pigs?—Yes. Where were the potatoes?—In the garden. Not in the pigs then?—No, not by that time I should expect (laughter). He would not say himself that 37 cwt. had been eaten. Mr White had told him ^Joim Richards, of the Varchoel, said he helped the last witness to value the damage. The pigs had eaten nearly all the potatoes in the tumps, and had ploughed up the rows. The fences were in a shocking state. Cross-examined: He had had some trouble with Miss Jones before about trespass. 196 yards of potatoes had been uprooted, and he measured the distance with a tape. He reckoned that he could grow 3 tons of pota- toes to the acre, and that would not be a particularly heavy crop. They measured the potatoes the same way in the Celyn garden. The pigs had taken the potatoes from three tumps. The other garden was the largest. About lewt. of potatoes would go in a sack. There was no glat in the hedge before the pigs went there. Re-examined: Mr White was very careful with his fences; they estimated the amount of potatoes taken by the pigs by measuring Mr Jones, of Celyn's, potatoes. Miss Jones's pigs were a source of general complaint in the neighbourhood. Thomas Jones, a. labourer on the canal, said he was working near the inavigatioii Inn from Christmas, 1908, up to February. They (the defendants) kept 11 a lot of pigs more or less." He had seen the pigs in plaintiff's garden, and had turned them out and told 'him. He had opened the gate for them to go out, but they PREFERRED TO GO THROUGH THE HEDGE. I He often saw them in the plaintiff's garden and on the road. White's hedges were done up very tidy. He had noticed the garden and the turnips, there was a fearful mess made in both of them. Charles Griffiths, also of the Varchoel, remembered assisting the plaintiff on the 13th of February to feed three pigs in the stables. He had put the catch on the door and the lock through it. The garden was in a scandalous state. This ended the plaintiff's case. Harriet Jones then gave evidence in the witness box, and said that her mother was tenant at Tynydd Wharf. At the time when these damages were said to have been com- mitted she was keeping seven pigs .and she had never kept more during that time. If there had been 17 pigs about them they could not have been her's. Mr White had told her that the pigs had been in his place, and he asked for 10s. compensation. She said that they could not have done that amount of damage, and reminded him of the wheel barrow, of which he had promised to mend the board He had borrowed the barrow and kept it for some time He had then lent it to another man to take a load of fuln, it, and when he had finished with it the barrow was in pieces. He had afterwards told her that he would get some boards and mend the barrow. She had been to plaintiff's garden and seen the ground, There were no tumps there, but ONLY WHAT HAD BEEN TUMPS. That was after he complained the first time. She thoue-ht there wight be three bucketfuls of potatoes taken altogether. It was not usual for potatoes to be in the ground on the first of January. When she met the plaintiff the next time she told nn there were no tumps iR his garden, but only what had been tumps. It was untrue that the pigs htd been in his grounds 151 times. A part of plaintiff's garden adjoined the road, and the fences ere m a very bad state oefore the date mentioned. Whenever she saw her pigs going into his garden she followed them immediately and drove then back. They were never able to do any damage before she brought them back. Wlilst on her way to catch the pigs on the 7h of February, and SoaT l +i piaiPtlff and his wife come out ( vr, ti p!lgS" She llld seut the girl Y + At r after the P1^' and the girl told her that Mr Wlrte said the pigs had gone down the road. She knew nothing about the pigs until she SEW them at home W P1?i5 Were not, releasc<l b~v anyone for liei they came back or their own Lross-examined: She 10 seen Mr White driving the pigs from the highway into his ^ye, but. she did not go to him and ask him what he was doing driving her pies into his stye. He denial that he ha/go them at first, and then sait afterwards that HE WOULD NOT KEiEASE THEM until she had paid £ 5 Us She had had trouole beiore before his I.onour about her pigs trespassing. His Honour: Yes, I Iii-Pw she was at the last court. Anne Jones said she a servant with' Mrs Jones. She had noti.ed a glat at the bottom of the hedge by the wicket She remembered Miss Jones sealing her for the P|g?> and the plaintiff tJd her that the pigs were down the road, md the next dav he said they were locked ip and she could not have them. The pig3 came back on their own account. She }ad only seen the pigs three times in the pontiff's garden. Cross-examined: She dd not go to live at Miss Jones s until the 3rd of February. His Honour said he wuld like to have some evidence as to the condition of the tumps. Mr Woosnam explain that his cleirt now miormed him that he whole of the potatoes were not grown ii the garden, but in the fields. and stored it the tumps. His Honour said he coud not admit into evidence at that st2f. Mr Tomley said that a lumber of potatoes had been taken into the plaintiff's house, and yet they continued togo on using potn- ,gardl\ and were toid ihdt 196 } i-ds had been ploughed up. If those potatoes were left n the ground so long, then he contended tiev would not be the slightest use for domepc purposes after the hea^v fronts. Miss J lies happened to have seen the plaintiff, ^o asked for 10- as compensation for damges done bv the pigs, but she considered hat claim to be excessive, and the plain.ff owed her as much for the wheelbarrg^Avhieh had been damaged, and no attempuTmade to repair it. I :IIr \Y oosnam said that he only question P°*aj«es consumed by nbnnt ff"' There COllld ]je no difficulty Of f m™ber Fin and the number of times. He would life to inform b^ a"TVLr that .f«»toes kept jmt hi, ow" r,ows a? 11 the tumps. All his client wanted was to iut ct t tl j business. As regards P THE RESCUE FROM THE POUND it was quite clear that t]le ^Prv.irit a'irl knew nothing about the %uer ancf i was not lively that the pies t T' ? f after they had bee/ffd His Honour: I don't *he+ thing to minimize the ot £ ± tof 8a>' any" Pigs to stray, for it is a v, ".f a]1/'winS There is no doubt that th,m- pass, and no doubt Miss T has heen tre.s- I am not satisfied mvself+wefi 1S hable; payable by her is the'amoi. |ie a.mo+1ft?t claim. I think, on lookin] inf and giving everything .np • ,e -afc i awarded the plaintiff 30s +1 ? ? counter-claim it would m cIaim and "t- tlie CciS6»
Were They Skghted ? A GRIEVANCE BY MR. TnTIV Tmvr*^ AND MR. CLEMENr^oRTON Two prominent County John Lomax, Llanfyllin, and Norton, Newtown—ventilated Mr Clement W. aw ance at the County Educatea, Pe,rs0.na gnev" ing last Monday. Both fett I ^uthonty s meet- slighted by the Executive Co» .*hey had beea On June l-ith, the Executiv,?1™36- port by the County Medical Oshad a C. E. Humphreys) upon LIanf»?.er i? [ to the Managers, together w^Jtl?0,incl1 Scbo°] the Medical Officer and the rh Mr Lomax and that they might make a recoup'J* .Snrvey°r> 80 additional work they consider^ "atlon as to aDy On July 6th, the Executit nec^ssary. Humphreys a further report ^C0lved fr°m Dr" to Mr Edward Jones and ilSch was referred inspect and report. I Edward Powell to Mr Lomax, last Monday, coi*, been completely ignorant of? ,ained that he had was a representative of the dk I8- After all he Council, and he had taken a g rif tJon tb« County in the sanitary arrangements. interest not very fair treatment. 116 thought it was The Chairman (Mr Ricbar» T x of the Committee was to ha^ J°nes) The idea dent opinion on the matter at .quite an indePen" School. That is the reasotls^ue at Llanfyllin Powell were appointed. Mr Jones and Mr Mr Lomax (smiling): I am DELIGHTEJ these two gentlemen were q. think they recommend exact] pOlDted, because I ter). what I said (laugh- The County Surveyor havL tional expenditure of t7 10tlg applied for addi- hafesp Council School, for fenc" r(-specting Aber- land adjoining the brook and ?n certain waste bridge, tbe Executive Comi- the matter to Mr Richard J^u' ee referred Lloyd to inspect and report es and men recommended that the and these gentle- Mr C. W. Norton: I tbiink, rk be done. case to Mr Lomax's. I am <in8 is an analogous the Aberhafesp division, and ^presentatiye of as ifc was to Mr Lomax, becau. ln^ 18 a posed to be above suspicion, L We are rea"7 sl^P" mount to a vote of confideu GPe- fcanfca" not worthy of the trust th' an<*we are pointed for divisions which w«' We arf I am perfectly or equally as represent. I think opinion as to how an iron feu^naIlfied to give an as the Chairman and Mr L1q* SH^,LD BA ERE^D first time I have been lookec n. ,e sjr °ver, and I feel it, The Chairman The reply A -it is a sub-committee app?fr Norton is this tive, and Mr Norton is not Outha'Ex()cutive Com- mittee. ho Executive Com- Mr Lomax: But I was, sir The Chairman: It's not a n a matter of a sub-committee^f1"61 c&ee-. 18 the full Education Committet fln £ »PPointed by it is different..
BAD BARGAIN." Forden Guardians Criticise Bicton Visitors. A Protest against Prices. When the B'cton Asylum Visitors informed the Forden Guardians I"t Wednesday that owing to the increased cost of flour and other supplies they were compelled to increase their charge per patient from 10s 3d to 10s 6d a week from October 1st, Mr John Pryce Jones said that the rise was quite uncalled for. The Guardians had had a little experience in the maintenance of harmless lunatics, and he was not going to say what profit they made out of the undertaking and what it included, but he feared there was some mis- management on the part of the asylum that they were continually raising the price. Mr John Edwards My opinion is if they raise theirs, we must raise our price for keeping the imbeciles here. The Chairman (Mr W. Pritchard) We can't do that. We have a contract Mr Pryce-Jones: We as a Board protest against the County Council. I think vre should lay a protest against those that are answerable at Shrewsbury. I know for a fact there is a good deal of mismanagement there. Mr Robert Tomley; There's not many years ago since it was 7s 6d a week. Mr W. Hum Dhrov r, ina R.-1 M- -_u nrt i. J I "Yo eccma very exces- sive. What do we get for keeping their patients ? Mr Tomley: 8s 6d. Mr Humphreys: We charge them 8s 6.:1; they charge us 10s 6d. That's rather rough Mr Pryce Jones If you like to TAKE IT LYING DOWN, that's All very well. Mr Edwards: They've risen this once before It's a bad bargain if they can raise the price, and we can't. Mr Stafford Price Davies: They had an increase at the beginning of the year. I don't think it throws much credit on the management of that institution that they are continually increasing the charge for lunatics, knowing what we can do it for and allowing for a certain amount on account of extra cost. Of course, as I am o-iven to understand, we are perfectly helpless°in the matter like in many other things-County Councils and Asylums, other people o and increase their charges, and we have to pay for them, and, as a rule, we get the blame. That's the reason I get ap and protest when there is any increase. Mr John Davies moved that the Guardians-as a public body representing some of the chief ratepayers—wrote a letter of protest to the three Montgomeryshire Visitors, and point out that they considered the increase was not justified by events. Unless they protested, they might have to pay another 3d in another six months time. Mr William Humphreys seconded the motion, adding that attention ba diawn to the faci that Forden did it 2s cheaper a week than Bicton. Tae Chairman: It might be well to let that matter alone. Mr Davies' motion was then adopted. I Another Letter From Whitehall. The Clerk (Mr C. S. Pryce) lead a letter from the Home Office stating that the Secretary of State had requested Sir Henry Cunynghame, assistant to the Home Secretary, accompanied by Dr Needham, Commissioner in Lunacy, to assist him in his dacision of the questions which had arisen with regard to the Salop and Montgomery Asylum at Bicton, by personally visiting Forden Workhouse and reporting to him their opinion of its fitness for the accommodation of some of the surplus patients of the more harmless kind from Bicton, and showing what alterations in their opinion were necessary to make it suitable far the purpose. r Sir Henry Hardinge Cunynghame is the eldest son of the late Sir A. Cunynghame, G.C.B., and of the eldest daughter of the 1st Viscount Hardinge. He entered Woolwich R. M. Academy in 18o6, gaining the Pollock Medal and Sword of Merit; he was called to the bar in 1875, and was secre- tary to the Parnell Commission, the Behring Sea Arbitration, the Featherstone Riots, and other Commissions. Sir Henry had been decorated for public service, and has written books on electric lighting, enamelling, patent law, and political economy. His salary is £ 1,500. Dr Fredrick Needham was a member of the Royal Commission on the CarA and Control of the Feeble-Minded. His salary also, as Commissioner in Lunacy, is £ 1,500.
The Teachers Knew. SANITARY SCIENCE IN DIRTY SCHOOLS. The Royal Institute of Public Health suggested to the Montgomeryshire Education Committee last Monday the advisability of giving courses of lectures in hygiene in connection with continua- tion classes or otherwise. The Chairman (Mr Richard Jones) I don't suppose anyone denies but what the teaching of domestic hygiene is very necessary. But having regard to our resources and also to the patience of the general ratepayer -(smiles)—I am afraid we shall have to be content with what is done already in the elementary schools. We have now about 8,000 children taught hygiene by the elementary teachers, and we may hope that the seed, which is dropped into the minds of these children, will bear eventually fruitful result, and that these children will ultimately do a good deal of missionary work, and bring about an improvement in the conditions of living generally. Mr Lane Griffiths (a teachers' representative) Hygiene forms a large part of the syllabus that has to be covered in the examination to pass a teacher's certificate, so every certificated teacher has gone through a course of hygiene. At a later stage of the meeting the Chairman said they had had communications from the Board of Education that the cleaning of several schools was very unsatisfactory, and they had decided to circularize the head teacSer on the matter. We can't make out," continued the Chairman, how teachers, who are teaching sanitary science to their pupils can suffer this a-ccumulation of dirt to be in the same building—(smiles)—where they stand for five hours of the day teaching. They are certainly responsible for the condition of the school." Mr Lane Griffiths: I think you will find it alright now, when the teachers know this author- ity will stand behind them. They have known things were wrong in the past and hadn't the moral courage to point them out, because they didn't know what support they would have behind them. The Chairman: We shall back them up. Mr Lane Griffiths: Then it's alright.
Newtown Result. What is the result here in Newtown ? We have heard the good news from neighbouring towns, but somehow nothing has just the same weight with us as the result in our home town. A Newtown result like the following, however, must impress us all. Mr W. H. Slater, the well-known fishmonger, of Newtown, says Some months ago I was laid up with muscular rheumatism. I suffered most excruciating pains in the small of my back and loins, which extended into my thigh. For three months I was laid up, and for six weeks of that time I was unable to get out of doors. My ankles and wrists were swollen badly, and the urinary system was entirely out of order, the secrations being scanty and only passing with difficulty. For several weeks I was under the doctor's treat- ment, but received no particular benefit. "Then I heard about Doan's backache kidney pills and decided to try tbem. After taking one box I began to feel better; the secretions passed more freely, and the pains in my back were less. I went on with the pills, taking several boxes of them in all, and they put me right. I am exposed to all kinds of weather, and now if I feel any sign of the trouble returning I take a few doses of the pills, and they give quick relief. I can heartily recommend Doan's backache kidney pills. (Signed) W. H. Slater." Doan's backache kidney pills are two shillings and ninepenoe per box, or six boxes for thirteen shillinga and ninepence. Of all chemists and stores, or post free direct from the Foster-Mc- Clellan Co., 8. Wells-street, Oxford-street, London, W. Be sure you get the same kind of pills as Mr Slater had.
WITHOUT NOTICE. FARM SERVANT'S SUDDEN FLIGHT. I Judge Evans was called upon to adjudicate at Welshpool County Court on Wednesday in a case where a farm labourer had left his master's employ without giving notice. Mr Martin Woosnam, who was for the plaintiff, Hugh Jones, of Hirrhos Hall, said that on the May Fair bis client hired John Llywarch, the defendant, at the rate of £ 23 per annum, and the usual earnest was given. The defendant remained in service from the 8th of May until the 24th May. On that day, without giving the slightest notice or warning he left, and without the slightest excuse. Mr C. Pryce Yearslev (for the defendant) The defence is this, and the money is paid into Court The defendant complains that when he was ^Qgaged by the plaintiff, he ^the plaintiff) never disclosed that he had to work with a man on the farm who was subject to fits, and that he would have to be at a chaff cutter, and this man might I have a fit at any moment, and if he had a fit there was no gearing machinery to throx the chaff. cutter out of gear. He complained of that fact, and no notice was taken. To meet the present circumstances, he (Mr Yearsley) had advised him to pay money into Court. Mr Woosnam What he did, your Honour, was to go at seven o'clock one day and ask Mr Jones for a sovereign. Mr Jones said he hadn't got a sovereign and asked defendant if he could change a £5 note, so he said he could and gave him .£4 for a E5 note. He never made any complaint at all from the time he arrived there. His Honour: He did not explain that the reascn he was leaving was because he was subject to fits ? J Mr Woosnam: He gave no reason at all, and went practically straight away to Allt Issa to work. I John u ones: That plaintiff said that on the 2 tth of May the defendant went to him aad asked for —<1, up to that time there had baen no complaint whatever. He had never heard a word about putting him to work with a man subject to fits. The defendant had called to see him on the folio w- 1 Saturday aight, but he had not seen him at all. The next day he went to worJi with Mr Wood at the adjoining farm of Allt Issa. Cross-examined by Mr Yearslty It was a fact that this man was subject to fits; and it was a j at fc^ere was guard for the wheel of bis chaucutter. nor was there any gearing apparatus to throw it out of motion. The defendant had made no complaint to him, nor had he made any complaint to his wife. He knew that defendant had been back and offered to fulfil his contract He was away when defendant called, and heard abou.it when he got back. Defendant had not waited a bio *or him to come back, and he never returned to make another offer. His Honour decided that sufficient money had be^n paid into Court, and no order would be"made as to payment of costs. i^ri.^&xsley and Mr ^°°snam each wanted the plaintiff s fee remitted them, but his Honour toid them to divide it, being 2s each.
Why the Mistress Resigned. HOW TEACHERS GET DISSATISFIED. When it was reported to the County Education Committee last Monday that the headmistress of Cwmdu Council School had resigned. Mrs Hum- phreys-Owen asked why she was leaving. n vi°llU Lomax •' going to be married (Laughter). Mrs Humphreys-Owen I thought so. The Executive had recommended that an un- certificated teacher be advertized for to fill the vacancy at £ 30 a year. Mr Lomax did not think they would be able to get a successor for that sum. Mr Lane Griffiths (a teachers' representative): It's a big amount to give to an uncertificated teacher, and what chance have the children got ? They have to compete with those under certificated teachers. Mr Lomax: The present teacher has done very well there. You can't praise her too much. Mr Richard Phillips; If you can't reconcile yourselves and be consistent in giving some teachers so much more than others, I think you should be very careful in this matter. You create very great dissatisfaction with other teachers- very great dissatisfaction Mr Hugh Lewis: Mr Phillips does not realize I that Cwmdu is a very out-of-the-way place. Mr Phillips I think you ought to put that in the advertisement and let people understand there is a difficulty (laughter). Mr Lomax: The present teacher lived at Llan- rhaiadr. She had a very long walk. Another teacher couldn't live near the school—it's im- possible. A County Educationist: She could lodge at a farm ? Tne Committee decided to offer a salary eaual io the present one— £ 65.
Moving the Cambriari." The Montgomeryshire County Councillaft treek sent a deputation consisting of Colonel E Pryce- Jones, Mr Edward Jones, J. Rees, and E. Pugh, to wait upon the General Manager of the Cambrian Railways Company with the view to securing improved service, in accordance with the recent discussion at the Council initiated by Mr Clement W. Norton. We learn that Mr Denniss received the deputa- tion sympathetically, and listened purposefully to their presentation. He subsequently explained that the steady development of the Company's passenger traffic, which continued uninteruptedly for about ten years until 1904 justified the gradual increase which was made in the train service The Company kept on most of the trains in the hope that their doing so would encourage them to develop the service still further, but the hope remained unfulfilled. The directors consequently found it necessary to reduce the service as the only alternative to running the trains at a serious loss. The Company nevertheless recognised the responsibility which rested on them to make the best possible provision for the travelling public in the district which they served, and they hoped that an improvement in the traffic would justify them in putting on again most. if not all, the trains which had been take-n off The directors would take into their most serious con- sideration the question of improving the train service, commencing on October lst, and Mr Denniss expressed the hope that the 5-20 p m train from Oswestry to Welshpool and the 7-5 p.m train from Welshpool—the two trains which seemed to be most missed by local and ot .aer passengers—would be lestored.
The Borough Member. Mrs Mackay gave a concert last Monday at 6. Carlton House Terrace, at which Kubelik and Madame Nordica,'amongst others, entertained the company. Among those present were the Duke and Duchess of Somerset, Prince and* Princess Dolgorouki, Countess Amherst, Earl and Countess of Kinnoul, Lord Glantawe, Madame Waddington, Lady D'Arcy de Knayth, Mr Rees, M.P., Princess Sophie Dhuleep Singh, Countess of Selkirk, Cuuntess of Caledon, Lord and Lady Laurt-lllce, Count and Countess Ltitzow, Colonel and Hon. Mrs Burns, Sir E. and Lady Ward. His Majesty the King was present at the Duchess of Sutherland's garden party on Monday at Stafford House. Among the mnny present were the Countess of Yarbor.:mgh, Lady D' Arc,} de Knayth, and Mr J. D. Rees. ° Lady St. Helier entertained at dinner at her house in Portland-place on Thursday week HP H the Princess Victoria of Schlegieio--HolsN»in Earl of Cromer, Field Marshal Sir Ev^n w'^ the Sirdar andLady Wingate, Hon. Frank Curzon' Sir Reginald Custance, Mrs Burns, Mr Rees V P and Madame Waddington.
Hint to Secondary Head Tea.chers ™?inthe. ^t £ omieiTshire candidates' who recently sa. at the preliminary examination for a teachers certificate, 11 passed, 17 failed to pass Part I, and five passed Part I but failed in Part II. H We should bring pressure to bear on the head teachers of the intermediate schools," said Mr Richard Jones, last Monday, to exercise greater care in the persons that they recommend for teachers. Two of them have failed in their examinations. It is supposed that the head teacher does not recommend a bursar to us, unless he Las pretty good grounds for thinking that he is likely to pass his examination. We are asking them to be more careful in future." °
MONTGOMERY TERRITORIALS AT DINNER. the ?enerosity of their Captain (Mr Davrd Davies, M.P.), the members of the *W gomery section were entertained to dinnec at the gomery section were entertained to when Upwards Virt down to an excellent spread provided hir hostess Clipston. Mr T. Morgan-Owen J P Darieg0 aD^ 1, in the ahs6nce of Captain Evans.'Lieut E "v b? Lie" W.J. Price-Davies and others'. DeS' S' D' th £ "fprSd. S'ttLjTo? .dt0°1,^the,?00d gi £ ptfr7 w*s "7th Battalion Rjyal W,T,hgf'f" with the toast the Offi« Fu^llers. coupling Officers, and Men of A cfmn* °-ComM1ssion rising I have to think fbrTmoL^ the name of the batulion in these dav refBmber with all these caanges and I cannot pressing my regret that this battalion lu TI have had to change its name but that is the fortune of all regiments. Thi^bat^ tahon is only young yet and I daresay in a hundred years hence it will have changed ita name a dozan times, and its uniform too U n- fortunately, in this country, all things are run by people who know nothing about them The ex- traordinary thing is that almost without excen" tion every war minister that has been is a man who seems to have no idea of soldiers' sentiment, They do not seem to know that all soldiers are ~!r*yS 0JL sentiment as regards their own TY,~ €' kng is head of the army and knows "C more than fi,nycne thinks he does of soldiers* ways and men' feelings. I am glad to see, through tbat the have beenpre- 0DD0rfni°f terntorial forces, and I take this receiving (hei^^Th^T^h' bafct4llion °5 vantage of ^gni^J Sri £ ^fa*^ proper part of tbe British army. I mu^t sav speaking personally, that the present X~me of hthat did Q0t to me at all, bu„ we have got to put up, not with what we wish, but what there is and I have en- deavoured in my humble way, to help matters on J womal^0ni' £ f^eF' ? iS rather uPhili w°rk,' and we all know Lnat it has been said that a little British army goes a long way, but if there was more army it would go further. I sincerely hope that we shall be able to get a few more recruits this end of the county to help to fill UD A company. Lieut. W. J, E-ans, who was very heartily re- ceived, especially by the Terriers, in responding sari I should like to explain on behalf of Capt. Davies how extremeiy sorry he was that he could not be here. We nave put off this function time in hopes of getting him here and we thought we had naboed him this time, but on Monday he had a wire to say he must attend a committee dealing with an important bill and he as deputy chairman of a company concarn, had to be there and I tnow he would have been here if possible, but time tide women and politics, wait for no man (laughter). I believe it is usual on an anniversary occasion to make some reference to the progress made during the previous year. I am sorry I t9li y0U' S0, far ap A c:>mPaDy is concerned, that the progress has been all we wished, but the progress has been substantial and in A company we have every prospect of a healthy child. Llanidloes should have provided 93 men for A company, but has only given us, including Caersws ana Llandinam, S7. Montgomery is a little worse. They should have given us 31, but has only given 23, so you are eight short there. The men you have given us are worth two ordinary men, but we cannot put that in Govern- ment statistics. The total asked for in an infantry battalion is I S officers and 511 men We have got 14 officers and 447 men. I can speak for the officers that except perhaps the speaker, they are all ot the very best. The men (I only know A company) are also of the very best, especially the Montgomery detachment (cheers). At this stage prizes were awarded to the section as follows Best dribed section in A company (competition conducted in camp last yeaf), 1 Montgomery section under Sergt. John Davies best kept tent, i Cpl. J. Proctor, 2 Sergt John Davies obtaining most recruirs, 1 Pre. George Maddox, 2 Cpl. J. W. Brighouse, 3 Serg-t. J. Davies. Prizes were also distributed for the prize shooting competition. open to the section only, held at Penarth range on Friday. ° /Aaeut- Lloyd-Jones gave the toast of the Cnairman and Guests." It is evident from toeir presence here that they take an interest in their presence here that they take an interest in the territorial m:vement and also from the fact that they have subscribed to the prizes for shoot- ing held in connection with the Montgomery sec- tion. I can assure you that they are the finest section in camp. One thing I must mention and that is the way they carried oft the prize for the ^1 T* d in camp last year. Protests r« u t Montgomery should be dis- qualified because they are all old hands and no new ones and that is a very high example for the other sections to aim at. Mr Morgan-O \fJn, in responding, said We are indebted to Captain Davies for the excellent din- ?neLhf^ Partak"n of and there is a further fhe ct °^. °^r Par^• because he has given °f the ^eh have been i j. ls evening. Montgomeryshire boys hrothi nf the'nsfelv<JS in th« Boer war. A brother of Mr Price-Davies earned the Victoria Cross ana the D.S.O., also, Sir Prvce Prvr W son fought throughout the Boer War and did his work well and I too, have the pleasure of having a boy who fought throughout that war. During the evening songs were well rendered by Lieut. W J. Evans, Councillor C. P. Davies, Mr „ M. Tipping, Sergt. John Davies, and Privates George Maddox, C. P. Davies (junior) and W. E. Palmer. A most pleasant evening ended by singing the national anthem, everyone leaving with the feel- ing that they had thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Are Doctors Up-to-date ? COLONEL PRYCE-JONES'S CURIOUS COMMENT. SEASIDE SCHOOL FOR TEACHERS. Horticulture, brush-work, clay-modellino wood- work, geography, nature study, history oF IVales, kindergarten^ In these eight subjects a <■ summer school at Aberystwyth College will be bT primary school te,=hers°f„r a course, and last Monday the Mont™™ Education Authority received a letter from the College Registrar (Mr J H r) He stated that Cardiganshire Pembrokeshire and IladnorsSr. T ^ietl?Bhu*' granted a large number of scholarshir R t masters to enable them to attend school- courses Ha i,.3r! attend the different Montgomeryshire a-d S>,I 8ppbcations from Committee ms -t' he lnciUircd would the ^1 10s for a t-vT Slmi^r grants. The fee was teacherl attpni1^6^6^8' course, but, if 25 or 30 tieacl tney should only charge £ 1 per Tbe Chairman CUr Iiicliard Jones) moved, and 4 • h". llhams seconded, that a grant of clIsqeR6 t0 25 teachers to join the f 1 6 chairman suggested that the ^eacners be sr-lected by the Executive Committee and to this the Committee agreed. Colonel Pryce-Jones, in supporting the proposal, thought it a great mistake that some teachers had not taken the movement up earlier. It was a very good move on the part of the University College of Wales. It teaches the teachers to be up-1x> date, and I only wish that those who belong to th~ medical profession had the same opportunity f keeping themselves up-to-date in the same w (laughter)—as the teachers in our schools wil^hT able to do." De A summer school will also be held at PWT + give instruction to teachers in <■>, -^hyl to temperance. It Was re^orSd^ th» 1 Jones had offered to supplement thl n Edward grant of ilo by 10SP?„ Scr«s^ et.Com^ teachers attending to 1 TT number of and it was decided to inquire of tb? ^hanked in the county whether they desir(-d to attend or not. = to attend or not.
MANAFON. Manafon^hiww ^TEIKE-—The caretaker of position on T *E»*fcnd school resigned her the wauo 30kh owing to the insufficiency of Oorrun^ ,Pa^ ber- Last Monday the County ^ommittee decided touncrease her "salary to il Per quarter from July 1st.