WELSHPOOL. It will pay you to pay a visit to the Music Salon, 8, Broad Street, Newtown. GRAND DISPLAY of new goods on show at. BOWEN'S, the well-known Cash drapers, Berriew- street. FOR Guns, Rifles, Cartridges, Lamps, Lamp Glasses, Glopes and Mantles, try Wm. Thomas, Ironmonger, Welshpool. [ADVT. THE DAIRY.—Our "Princess" Separator has been awarded over 100 medals. The most reliable; easiest to work; British made.-Cali and inspect at HUMPHREY JONES & SON, Hall- street. [Ad vt. ANSWER TO A CORRESPONDENT.-Yes. Many townspeople believe that Councillor Hiles would make a most popular and progressive Mayor, if he consented to accept the office. A FEATHERED DUETT.-Christ Church was the scene of an unusual incident at yesterday morn- ing's service. When the organist began to play a piece by Schumann, a robin and a sparrow which had found their way into Church, began an accompaniment. Later the feathered songsters added to the sweetness of the choral singing. HAMLET was discussed after the Sunday morn- ing service by the English Presbyterian Christian Endeavourers. Mr Joseph Davies took the in- itiative, with Mr J. E. Roberts presiding, and the other speakers were Mrs Howell Williams, Ex- Sergt. Thomas 'Morgans, Messrs A. Williams. W. Roberts, B.Sc, Bert Reece, Ithel Davies, William Evans (Buttington Hall), and Rees James. THE PEW-RENTS PROBLEM.—Pew-rents are not conducive to the progress of the Church. Thus the majority of members of the Wesley Guild decided last Wednesday night, when Mr G. H. BradJey opposed, and Mr E. C. Bishop supported the present system. The Chairman (the Rev C. A. Sheppard and Mrs Sheppard, Messrs H. Gledhill, Gomer Roberts, and Maldwyn Evans also expressed their views on the subject. INTERESTING TO FARMERS.—When the North Wales Agricultural Organization and Credit Banks Committee asked the Montgomery County Council last Tuesday to appoint a representative on a joint committee, Mr Hugh Lewis said they had better appoint their chairman of the Agricul- tural Committee-Mr Addie. Mi Addie remarked that he could not pos3ibly attend a meeting of the committee on the Thursday, but Mr Edward Jones seconded the motion, which was adopted, WHAT ARBITRATION MEANS.—Alderman G. D. Harrison suggested at the last Town Council meeting that land can be got for sanitary pur- poses by means of arbitration. Last Friday week Shrewsbury had an object-lesson in arbitration after the Corporation had compulsory acquired 130 yards of land for their river improvement scheme. The umpire awarded i5129 6s, and this being considerably in excess of the amount offered by the Corporation the award carried costs. So that arbitration" meant Severn-side land at .£1 a yard. SHOULD DIVORCE BE MADE EASIER?—By a large majority the Literary and Debating Society, which met in Now-street School-room last Friday night decided No." Mr E. C. Bishop was the leading speaker in favour of further facilities for cutting the nuptial knot, and he bad supporters in Messrs Barrow Evans, J. M. Pearson and W. A Jones Mr Fred Bluck opened for the negative, and was seconded by Messrs G. H. Fenter, H. Fowles, D. J. Jones, H. Gledhill, and the Rev C. A. Sheppard. The Rev. J. Stroud Williams presided. How (writes a correspondent) are the Corpora- tion explaining away the smell which is making its presence felt along the public footpath at the side of the County School (when the wind is in a certain quarter) ? Can it be the bad state of the drains at Traethlawn ? Or is it not more possibly the effluvia which comes from the adjacent "refuse heap," with nothing between to stop the smell coming in at the back windows of the school? What do the Governors say? Do they put it down to the drains at Traethlawn or not? Possibly the Chairman of the Governors will be able to explain matters satisfactorily, and so set the parents-of-the-children's minds at rest on the subject. ANSWER TO A CORRESPONDENT.—Yes, the Corporation did break their faith with the Vicar. The provisional contract for the purchase of Honfaea was officially sealed by the Mayor and the Town Clerk on December 17th, 1908. Clause 10 of that document stated: Thel purchasers will forthwith apply for and use their best en- deavours to obtain without delay an order of the Local Government Board sanctioning the raising of the purchase money." Apart from the merits of the Henfaes, the parishioners have, this week, the opportunity of expressing in the polling booth (as they did at the Town's meetings), their personal appreciation of the patient consideration shown by the Vicar of Welshpool, and their condemnation of the dishonourable manner in which the council treated him. BAD BusiNicss. -11 Shops and Families supplied Wholesale and Retail. New Laid Eggs" is the notice on the notepaper of a Manchester dairyman, who has been buying eggs from the Welshpool market. The following letter to his local agent shows how short-Righted country folk damage their own interests by selling suspicious eggs :—" The box before this has been awful; I cannot call it anything else," wrote the Lancashire man. At the leaet, quarter of the box has been bad. I have never had such a box. Several timfS we have sold two, and they have fetched both back bad. We had three in the house for tea one night, and two out of the three were bad. Of course, it has spoilt my trade. It would hava paid me better to have thrown all the box away. I will let you know when I want any more." "BEWARE OF AMATEUR LAWYERS."—Which will the electors of the Guilsfield Ward believe on a point of law-their retiring councillor, Mr W. A. Rogers, or the Local Government Board ? In his election address Mr Rogers says that any alteration of the present method of sewage disposal will do away with our rights, which is the most valuable property we have got, pro- tected as it is by the Sewers Amendment Act, 1883, and which I can never agree to, because the Act gives us a perfect right to this disposal." A Welshpool ratepayer submitted this point to the Local Government Board, and received the following reply, which fully justifies the warning given in Mr A. J. Giles' election address, Beware of amateurs advising you upon law, and remember the Welshpool Corporation law suit, 19"4." Local Government Board, Whitehall, S.W.. 21st Ootober, 1910. Sir,-I am directed by the Looal Government Board to advert to your letter of the 17th inst. with reference to the question of the disposal of the sewage of Welshpool, and to state that the Board are not aware that the Town Council have any legal right, by virtue of long usage or otherwise, to discharge untreated sewage into the River Severn. On the contrary it appears to the Board that the discharge of untreated sewage into a stream is an infraction of the Rivers Pollution Prevention Acts, 1876 and 1893.-1 am, Sir. your obedient servant, NOEL KERR, Assistant Secretary.
LLAWRYGLYN. SCHOOL TRBAT.—The scholars and teachers of the Council School, numbering 73, assembled 08 Friday to enjoy the treat so kindly given by Mrs Edward Dtviezt, Plasdinam. The school was tastefully decorated with flowers. While the children were at the tables Mrs Edward Davies, accompanied by Mra Owen and Miss Davies, paid a visit to the school and partook of tea with the children. Mrs Davies delivered an interesting speech in Welsh, exhorting the children to cherish their native language and to read good literatwe. The gratitude of the scholars and teachers was voiced by the master and responded to in a hearty manner by the children. The scholars afterwards delighted themselves in sports in an adjoining field kindly lent for the occasion by Mr David Jones, Neuadd.
CAERSWS. THE first and second prizes which were offered in the root competition have been awarded by the judges (Mr Wilson. Penyborfa, and Mr Malcolm fcinsey, Maesmawr,) to Messrs Francis, Tymawr, and Breez9, Henfryn, respectively. Mr D. T. Francis, Tynyrwtra, was first in Class 2. I KEEL sure that when my Kerry rivals read the following a foot messenger will be despatched at once with that long lost belt, and conveyed thitber with all speed to the Ancient City. On Monday last Mr T. Trow, Carnedd Villa (the residence of the late Ceiriog Hughes), called to see me, carrying a large parcel under his arm, which he at once unfolded, and to my great astonishment handed over to me two large carrots as straight as Mr Sutton, the barber's, pole. After the tops were cut off each carrot measured 24 inches in length and ten inches in circumference. They were grown in Mr Trow's garden. Knowing how very honourable are my friends over the Vastry at all times, I shall expect to see the long lost belt some day very shortly. -Correspondent.
MACHYNLLETH. P.S.E. CONCERTS.—A meeting was held last week at the Maengwyn Chapel schoolroom, when new officials and committee were elected. The I first concert is to be held on the second Saturday I in November. GOLF.-A match took place on the home links I on Saturday last against Llanidloes club, which resulted in a win for Machynlleth. Progress is being made with the relaying of certain of the greens, and will result in a great improvement. FIBE BRIGADE.—This new organisation is being pushed forward, and it is hoped that the drills will result in early competency in a movement which has been long looked forward to, and which is a safeguard that will be greatly appreciated by the townspeople. CRICKET—Lord Herbert Vane Tempest presided over the annual meeting. The whole of the I officers were re-elected. The financial statement, presented by Mr Griffiths, was considered satis- factory, despite the fact that some of the fees had not been paid. The secretary reported that the I club had not sustained a defeat throughout the season. The question of repairing the ground was raised, and reterred to a committee. ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE.—Mr Edward Hughes, Mathafarn, presided over a meeting held at the Board Room on Wednesday. The adjourned licenced victuallers objections were further con- sidered. It had been suggested to hold a con- ference of representatives of the four unions in the County to consider the matter of reducing the gross rental, but it was decided to make no reduction at present. PROPERTY SALE.—Mr David Gillart, of Messrs Gillart and Sons, auctioneers, offered for sale at the Wynnstay Hotel on Wednesday afternoon two freehold farms situate within four miles of Machynlleth, and known as Tymawr and Nant- ddwyfilldir. Tymawr, a good sized farm with an excellent sheep walk, was the first to be put up, and from Xl,000 bidding rose to Xl,700, when it became the property of the tenant, Mr Thomas Jones. At X420 Nantddwyfilldir, a small holding, was withdrawn. AT a special meeting of the Machynlleth Urban District Council held on Monday, it was decided to send a message of condolence, dispatched h by wire to Queen Mary, on the death of her brot er, Prince Francis of Teck. The following was received:—"I am commanded by the Queen to convey her Majesty's grateful thanks to the members of the Machynlleth Urban District Council for the deep sympathy they express with her Majesty on behalf of the inhabitants. The Queen is deeply touched by the kind references made to her late brother.-WallingtOD."
LLANWYDDELAN. THE teachers and pupils of Llanwyddelan Council School had their treat, which was kindly provided by Mrs E. Davies, Llandinam, on Friday, 21st October. The Union Jack floated over the building during the day, and the school and tables were decorated with flowers. Miss Anwyl, The Manse, Adfa, and Miss Williams, Hendai, presided at the tea tables, and they were assisted by Mrs Montgomery and Miss Andrews. Among those present who took an interest in the welfare of the children of the district were the Rev E. Anwyl and Messrs Morris and Evans. The little ones did ample justice to the good things provided, and at the conclusion of the day's enjoymerit three ringing cheers were given for Mrs Edward Dav,es. Sweets were then distributed to the children, who, after singing the Welsh National Anthem in Welsh and English, were dismissed in time tc reach their respective homes before dark, all apparently much pleased with their day's en- joyment.
LLANBRYNMAIR. OBITUARY.—On Friday week the death took place of Mrs S. J., Roberts, wife of Thomas Roberts, Dolfach, at the age of 30 years. The funeral took place on Monday, when her remains were interred at the Old Chapel new burial ground. Rev S. Roberts officiated. Much sym- pathy is extended to the bereaved husband with his two young children, the youngest being only a fortnight old. PENNANT Scitooi; This little School enjoyed the treat of tea given by Mrs Edward Davies on Thursday last. The tables were beautifully laid out by Miss James, the head mistress, and the children thoroughly enjoyed the treat. This is one of the small schools of Montgomeryshire, with less than thirty scholars in attendance. The schoolroom, formerly belonging to Sir John Conroy, has recently been renovated by the Education Authority, and has at present a pleas- ing appearance. Miss James is doing good work here, only last year a girl pupil from this School was fat the top of the County list of successful candidates at the entrance examination for County Schools scholarships. The dicipline is excellent, better behaved children cannot be found.
NEWTOWN. FOOTBALL.—Call and see the New Stock of ifootball Boots. Bladders and Inflators all cheap at Rickard's Eagle Boot Dep6t, Newtown. [Advt. THE football match which was to have taken place on Saturday between the R.W.W. and R.W.F. was postponed. THE golf match between Newtown and Llan- drindod, played at Newtown, resulted in an over- whelming victory for the home team by 7l to 2. THE many different varieties of attractions erected on the river side tor the October fair helped to attract hundreds of visitors to the town on Tuesday. C.E.S. Special services were held at the Primi- tive Methodist Church on Sunday commemorating the anniversary of the Christian Endeavour Society. SINGING COMPETITIONS.—The prizes offered by Mr J. Codman on Saturday night were won by Mr John Owen, Caeblaidi (comic) and Master uNolan Oliver (sentimental). WATCHE3 FOR SCHOLARS.—Mr A. Ford, watch- maker, has on view thirteen watches to be pre- sented by the Education Authority to scholars for five years regular attendance. TUESDAY'S MARKET PRICES.—Chickens. 33 6d to 43 6d per couple; ducks, 6s to 7s per couple hen egge, 7 and 8 a Is; butter, Is Id to Is 2d per lb; apples, 3d to 4d per lb; beef (retail) 6d to 9d; mutton, 6d to 9d; pork, 6d to 9 J lamb, 7d to 9d. SALE.—On Thursday Messrs Morris, Marshall and Poole conducted a sale of household furniture and the entire contants of a milliner's shop at 28, Broad-street, the residence of Mr and Mrs H. J. Vinter. The sale was attended by a large number of buyers, and lasted from 11 a m. until late at nigbt. LosT,-On Tuesday (fair day) a watch was found at the Crown Inn, and it is now at the Police Station awaiting the owner. On the same day a farmer from Llandinam district, named Mr William Powell, missed .£9, which he believes to have been stolen by a pickpocket at the railway station.. FAIR. AS usual for Michaelmas fair, there was a good supply of cattle, which made a fair sale. Cows and calves made high prices. There was a small supply of sheep, but a good demand. Pigs were lower than usual, and there was a good supply. There was an exceptionally large number of farmers and buyers in the town. AT the Welsh Independent Chapel, Milford- road the annual preaching services were held on Sunday, when the pulpit was occupied by the Rev Peter Price, who delivered three eloquent and powerful discourses, in the morning and even- ing in Welsh, and in the afternoon in English. The congregational singing was under the leader- ship of Mr Richard Hamer, and Mr Joseph Jones (Saw Mills) accompaniei. TRAP ACClDENT.-Dr Wilson was driving along the Kerry-road on Wednesday, and as he was not accompanied by his groom he had to get out and "L open a gate to lead the horse through. This done he left the horse's head to shut the gate, and, whilst doing so, the animal was frightened, and' bolted, with the result that the trap was overturned and greatly damaged, but the horse escaped unhurt. PUBLIC LiBRARY.At a meeting of the Free Library Committee held on Wednesday, over which Rev Edward Parry, M.A., presided, it was stated that a book had been presented to the Library by Mr W. II. Lambert It was reported that during the month 929 books had been taken out from the lending department. XI 7s 10:1 had been received for tickets, fines, etc., during the month. WESLEY GUILD.-An enjoyable evening was spent OR Wednesday evening in connection with the Wesley Guild, when the Pastor (Rev T. Llewelyn Jones) presided over a large attendance. An excellent and interesting paper was read by Mr Teece on Spare moments, and how to spand them." At the close Mr Teece was thanked for his interesting pap.r Miss A. Wilson prasided at the organ. Music&L.-On Friday next Mr A. J. Bibb, F.R.C.O., is givinq another organ recital at the Parish Church. The pievious recitals have been most successful from a musical point of view, though they have not been patronized to the extent they deserved. On this occasion the pro- gramme contains vocal items by Mrs Basil Jones and Mr Morley Hughes, and two cello solos by Mr J. T. C. Gittins. P.S.E.—Mr Edward Powell, Plasybryn, presided over the first Pleasant Sunday Evening at the Public Hall on Sunday evening. There was a large attendance. Rev Peter Price (Dowlais) delivered a puwerful address. A portion of scripture was read by Mr D. H. Powell, and Rev Percy V. Dawe offered up prayer. Master Nolan Oliver sang Consider the lilies to the accom- paniment of Miss Edith Reynolds. Mr J. Evans conducted the singing. GOLF.—At the udjournel annual meeting of the Golf Club, held at the Free Library on Satur- evening (Mr. Edwaid Powell presiding), a resolution was unanimously carried that no >1 y be permitted upon the links on Sundays. In a brief and pointed speech, Mr C. T. M. Taylor submitted the motion which was seconded by Mr Jarman Williams. It was also decided to rwise the amount of entrance feea. On Saturday, the Rev. E. Jones-Williams did a round of the linka in the excellent score of 35. PENNY Pop.-The first of the popular penny entertainments was held on Saturday night at the Public Hall, when Rev Canon Witiliam, presided over aa audience which completely filled the body of the hall. An excellent programme consisted of solos by Miss Emily Barratt and Mr Stuart Humphreys, recitations by Mrs TownRon, and selections by the Newtown Silver Band. Refreshments were provided and a pleasant evening was spent. At the close the Chairman was heartily thanked for presiding. successful career of the Hockey XI. still continues without a check. Journeying to Oaweatry on Saturday they played in a fat and furious game, and ultimately emerged victors by one goal to nil. The one goal came from the stick of Wilson. The personel of the team was the same as that which had the better ot the encounter with Aberystwyth College on the pie- ceding Saturday. The performance was a brilliant one, for the Oswalds have this season gained victories over both Chester and Liverpool. THE COMING SMOKEP.On reference to our advertising columns it will be seen that the local Co-operative Society are holding a smoking concert at the Public Hall on Thursday evening next. In addition to Manchester's high-class entertainer—Mr Foster Kershaw-who took so immensely last season, the Cambria Quartette will render part-songs, duetts, and solos. The President of the Society (Mr George Jones) will occupy the chair, and Mr W. H. Bryant, of Blaen- avon, the popular secretary of the Western Co- operative Section, is expected to deliver an ad- dress. Mr Ernest Owen will accompany the vocalists. The price charged for admission is a nominal one. so a big smoke is anticipated. MEDICAL AID ASSOCIATION.—A special meeting was held at the Public Hall on Monday evening last, when Mr G H. Ellison (president) occupied the chair, and was supported by the Vice-Presi- dent (Mr D II. Powell) and the representatives of the various friendly societies. A discussion took place on the question of supporting the pro- posed Welsh National Memorial to the late King Edward VII., and it was unanimously decided to place the matter before the societies of the Asso- ciation. It was further resolved to subscribe to the Montgomeryshire Infirmary in order to enable tfhe members to obtain the services of Dr. Russ- Wood, the eminent eye, ear, and throat specialist. In connection with the holding of a fraternal gathering at an early date, Mr John Bennett con- sented to act as secretary. "THE CHOICE Of A CAREER. -This is the attractive subiect of a lecture which Mr Henry C. Devine. director of the Future Career Association, is to give at the County School next Thursday evening. It will, we understated, deal chiefly with commercial and agricultural pursuits, and we can confidently bespeak a most instructive nAHvArance. It is a subject tbat" appeals to all classes in the community, and the Head Master is to be complimented upon organising what, perhaps, may prove the first of an excellent series of lectures. Such lectures, of course, cannot be secured without money, but an organised effort" mig-bt be successfully made in the town and neighbourhood. Those people who can con- veniently get to the lecture en Thursday night should not miss the treat. THE annua.1 general meeting of the Gregynog Estate Improvement Society took place at the Unicorn Hotel on Tuesday last. Mr Scott 0 wen was re-elected chairman, and tha following were elected members of the general committee for the ensuing year:—Messrs Thomas Andrew, Aber- clawdd; Abraham Woosnam. Llwynybrain; J. H. Jarman, Lower Gwestydd D D. Gethin, Tyny- shettin; J. Hamer, Brithdir; E. P. Davies. Red House; J. J. Evans, Brynycil; Thomas Evans, I Cefnllydan; and Mr Thomas Whitticase, High- gate. All the present members of th6 Hackney Staliion Committee were re-elected. The accounts of the past year were presented and passed. Messrs D. Jones and J. H. Jones were elected auditors. It was agreed to hold the annual agri- cultural show on the last Thursday in August. ON Saturday, the Picturedrome was very largely attended, and the new sets of slides gratified all tastes. Everybody was outspokenly delightful with the character of the pictures which alternately provided side-splitting fun and touching pathos. Mr Codman's enter prize is well deserving the patronage of an appreciative publis. ON THURSDAY evening last, in the Baptist Vestry, "John Ruskin" was the subject of an interesting lecture delivered by Rev E. Jones- Williams under the auspices of the Baptist Mutual Improvement Society. The reverend gentleman held the appreciative audience s rapt attention as he unfolded the life of the great man, together with the remarkable traits in the philosopher's character. At the close the lecturer was heartily thanked by Mr T. Parry Jones, J.P., on behalf of the Society, for the literary treat, only regretting that a larger number had. not taken advantage of going to enjoy the lecture. IT IS our sad duty to record the death of a most exemplary lady in the person of Miss Jane Powell, Milford Cottage (late of the Cefn, Aber- liafesp), which occurred on Wodnesday evening last. Deceased, who was 811 years of age, had been bed-ridden and blind for the last eight years, but bore her afflictions with Christian fortitude and cheerfulness. The funeral (a private one) took place on Saturday, the interment taking place at Aberhafesp Churchyard. The Rev Canon WoDsnam officiated Fit the residence and Church. The bearers were Messrs Harding, Noke, Owen, Parry, Richards, and Swain. The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Mr David Lwis, London House. The polished oak coffin was supplied by Mr J. W. Swain. A number of beautiful floral tributes were sent by the follow- ing: Eddie and Philip," Nephew and Niece (Panny), Nephew and Niece (Graig), Mr Edwards (Llanfyllin), -1 Jimmy," "Pollie," "Jack,, Mr and Mrs J. Parry (Caersws), Mr and Mrs W. G. Cottle, and Miss Cottle.
GEUFFORDD. HARVEST THANKSGIVING.—After a short prayer meeting in the attermon of Thursday last, and also in the evening, the Rev J. G. Jones, Aber- mule, preached, and collections were taken towards liquidating the debt on the new buildings at Belmont, Shrewsbury.
CHURCHSTOKE. THROUGH the generosity of Mr John Shuker, The View, who takes a keen and practical interest in agriculture, a very successful root dinner was held at his residence on Wednesday evening. A short time previous to this he had notified to several of his neighbours wno occupy small farms that he would give prizes for the best lot of swedes and mangolds, the cultivation of the land to be taken into consideration. Mr C. S. Williams, of Aiellington, acted as judge, and the awards were as follows:—1st prize, Mrs Evans, Fir Court; 2nd prize, Mr Marston, The Railhouse 3rd prize, Mrs Butler, The Green. At the close of the dinner a hearty vote of thanks was accorded Mr Shuker for his hospitality and substantial prizes, which were much appreciated. It is an interesting fact that two of the prizes were car- ried off by ladies.
ROOK. THE LATE MR. D, BENBow.-The funeral of Mr David Benbow, Gwernycil, formerly of Cwm took place at Meifod on Monday, October 24th, when a large number of relatives, friends, and acquaintances from far and near attended. The service was taken at the house by the Revs Rby3 Lewis, Dorrington; J, M. Edwards, Sarnau; and the Pastor (Rev C. Jones), and in the Churchyard by the Revs David Pierce, Llansantffraid Edw. Griffiths and J. E- Thomas, Meifod; Ald. David Pryce, Kynant, and the Pastor. Mr Benbow, before leaving Dorrington, where he stayed for ten years prior to his rdturn here some three years ago, lived at the Cwm, and was widely known for his kindness in various ways. and for a long period of years, to the little chuich at Rock. especially in conveying and entertaining the ministers who officiated in the Sabbath journey of Salein and Rock. Being unable to attend the" Little Bethel" to which he was so attached, owing to his indisposition, when be returned from Dorrington, public services, were occasionally held in his house greatly to his comfort. Much sympathy is felt for his aged and faithful widow and for his daughter and three Bens.
PENIEL. Just received a fine lot of Ladies' useful Box Calf Boots with stout soles, for Winter wear; price, 7/9; get a pair, and be comfortable.—R. RICHARDS,' 30, Bridge-street, Newtown THE opening of the Peniel Debating Society was celebrated on Thursday week by a social tea and entertainment, under the chair- manship of Mr Richard George. The Com- mittee was fortunate in obtaining the help of Miss Winnie Edwards and Mr Morley Hughes, who delighted everyone present; with theirsing- ing. Mr G. Huater Ball also. with his orchestra of young pupils, proved a great attraction. The following was the programme:—Hill's March in G and Djrinda,' String Band songs, The King's Business and Somewhere,' Miss Winnie Bennett; quartette,' My lady sIMps: Peniel Party duet, 0, that we two were Maying,' Miss W. Eiwards and Mr Morley Hughes; recitation,' Street Arabs' Miss Janet Bebb; song, Thora,' Mr Morley Hughes; humorous sketch, Professor Jenks in search of peace,' Peniel Party recitation.' The Carpenter.' Miss Evans; quartette,' Sleep, gentle lady,' Peniel Party; recitation, Begin at home,' Miss B. Pryce; finale. 'Abide with me,' Band and Audience. Refreshments were served by the bachelor portion of the Society. Mr Bell accom- Danied throughout in his usual able manner.
LLANERFYL. CONCERT.—The Loyal Erfyl Lodge of Odd" fellows held their annual concert on Friday even, in?, at the endowed School, which was comfort ably filled with an appreciative audience. In the abience of Dr. Thomas (Llanfair). who wired stating he had a bad case on hand, the Rector (Rev. T. D. James) occupied the chair. The Rector, who by the way is an Oddfellow, and an excellent conductor of such meetings, referred to Dr. Thomas' absence and the interest he took in the Lodge. He advised all the young men who were present to join the Lodge and enumerated the special advantages to be derived therefrom. The artistes were Miss Evans, Miss Pugh, Messrs J. E. Watkin, T. Evans, R. Evans, and G. Pybus, who with his screaming funny comicalities was no doubt the oddest of Oddfellows. The accompanists were Miss Bennett, Llanfair, and Mr E. Roberts, Corner Shop. STILL THEY COME -The Evening continuation Classes, held at the Hafod Couneil School, are proving very popular with the young men, and new scholar-i are admitted each evening since they were commenced. Some of the young men have a tramp of four railos to the School, which showf, how they appreciate the efforts of the Montgomeryshire Education Authority in es- tablishing centres throughout the county. A word of commendation is due to the farmers in general who have veiy kindly departed from the usual custom of supper ot Feven, in order that their employees may be punctual at the Sshool.
LLANFYLLIN. T. CHARGES AGAINST A MEIFOD WOMAN Margaret Pickstock, assistant overseer of Meifod parish, who wus charged with embezzling the sum of X78, moneys of the overseers of the parish, was again before the magistrates on Saturday. After hearing a full statement of the case the accused was dismissed. Mr Martin Woosn-im was for defendant. TT MUNICIPAL ELBCTION.—Messrs E. Liawke Dawe, II. Ellis, J. Gaes, and Joseph Roberts are the four retiring members of the Town Council. The last two will seek re-election. Other candidates nominated are Messrs John Edwards, Bodloadeb William Ellis, Bradford House; James Stanley Davies, Lledfron; Richard David Lewis, Tany- ] graig; David Roberts, Tynycelyn; and Thomas Roger ElIi". Llangeifo. ANTi-Toxia.-kt the Council on Tuesday, the Medical Officer (Dr. Felix Jones) speaking in ref- erence to a circular of the L. G. B. granting anti- toxin for use in diphtheria cases of many poor persons, recommended that two phials for each medical man be applied for. The mayor said he had had a letter addressed to him in bis official capacity against the use of ant:-toxin. Personally he was unable to express an opinion in the matter. The doctor's recommendation was followed.
'MONTGOMERY. Mr John Morris Edward Lloyd, of Plas Trefad- wyn, Montgomery, and of 6, Stone-buildings, Lincoln's Inn, W.C., barrister, left estate valued at X19,798 gross, with net personalty JE13.668. As THEY WERE.—Colonel Cautley has with- drawn the resignation he has sent to the Town Council on the ground of failing eyesight. The only nominations last Monday for the November elections were the two retiring Councillors, Messrs Henry Jones, Sutton, farmer, and C. B. Williams, draper. A MUCH-NEEDED IMPROVEMENT.—" Of course, now th6 Cambrian is under new management," said Councillor Maurice Owen at the Council meeting last Thursday. It was unanimously decided to renew to the new manager the applica- tion for a footbridge to be built across the line at Montgomery Station.. LADY ADVOCATE.—Miss Davies, Checkers Hotel, appeared before the Borough Sessions last Thurs- day to apply for the transfer of the license of the Gullet Inn to her brother, Thomas George Davies. It was at present in the name of her sister-in-law and brother, she explained.—Mr Maurice Owen He wants it all in his own name that's it.-P.C. David Davies said the police hadn't any objection, and the application was granted. ELEVEN TIMES MAYOR.—A municipal record was established at Montgomery, when Alderman N. W. Fairies-Humphreys accepted the Corpora- tion's unanimous invitation to become Mayor of the borough for the eleventh time. He will be the only Coronation year Mayor in the United Kingdom who also held a similar office in the two Jubilee years of Queen Victoria ani Coronation of King Edward. Mr Fairies-Humphreys, who is a native of Durham, and in his 74th year, is a grandson of the founder of the lifeboat movement. He is a retired surgeon and a Montgomeryshire landowner.
Children Who Missed the Treat. Sir,—I notice in your paper of this week an account of all the Montgomeryshire school child- ren receiving a treat in the form of a tea, etc., from the over bountiful hands of Mrs Edward Davies and the Misses Davies, Plasdinam, and I, as parent, am very pleased to know that so much interest is taken in our children by these very generous ladies, but th6 school children of Carregoffa (Llanymynech), were not so treated. Why, I am not able to say, without it is that they have to attend in a Shropshire school, for which they are not to blame, of course; neither are their parents, because they have done all in theit power long ago to have a school erected in Carreg- hoffa, for which we are patiently waiting. Is it not an oversight on the part of those responsible for the arrangement of this treat that the Car- regoffa children should be left out ? I think it is. Trusting you will insert these few lines in your next issue that they may meet the eye of some responsible person with a view to remedying this, or at least preventing a further oversight at some distant date.—I am, sir, I A CARREGOFFA PARENT. The Llanidloes Municipal Election. Sir.-I have been struck with a brilliant idea and am losing no time in making it known to my fellow townsmen—craving for that disinterested purpose a little space in your valuable columns. Most people will agree that municipal elections ae bothersome things—to the candidates, to the electors, and to the police. Moreover, they are the cause of much extra work devolving upon that estimable but much abused section of the community-the publicans. The suggestion I am about to make has for its object the doing away with the necessity ot these elections altogether, and it has the merit of being extremely simple. For the sake of clearness I will put it briefly in the form of three or four propositions: (i) That the four senior deacons of the Welsh Calvinistic Church be appointed aldermen for life. (2) That the remaiaing deacons be appointed permanent councillors, and as vacancies occurred be promoted aldermen in order of seniority. (3) That this nucleus of a permanent Town Council have the power to co-opt from among members of their own Church or from the deacons, committee, or members of the English C.M. Church additional councillors to make up the requisite rumber. (4) That the Pastor of the Welsh C.M. Church be-ex-officio -permanent mayor. A consideration of the following facts and figures will convince all who are not bigots or cranks of the reasonableness of my suggestion: (1) Three out of the four aldermen we now have are Calvinistics Methodists. (2) Two, if not three, of the sitting councillors are of the same persuaiiion. (3) Three out of the four retiring councillors are Methodists, and all seek re-election. (4) Three out of the five new aspirants for municipal honours belong, I am proud to state, to our denomination. In addition to the merit of simplicity, I claim these; wo advantages for my scheme: (1) We would get rid of the annual election nuisance, and (2) We would still retain the priceless privilege of being governed by the Calvins.—Yours faith- fully. AUNTY MONA POLLY. Councillor C. J. Newell and Smoking. Sir,—Human kind is destined to suffer many plagues. One of the most insufferable of these is the plague of cranks—those people with a distorted or ill-balanced capacity to view things in a reasonable light. The crank is a person intolerable for his hatetul bigotry and narrowness. Into his head he has got a notion which he feeds as only a crank's peculiar constitution can. All evi- dence that bears against it he religiously refuses to study. All such evidence he regards as wrong. His prejudice obscures his vision and circumscribes his purview. Now, Mr Editor, I feel thus to write of a gentleman who gives of his time to the educational affairs of the cokinty, but when men court public criticism they must not object to getting it. Mr Newell, if it were left to his absolute decree, would pluck the pipe from the mouth of every schoolmaster. Nay, more, he would make the pipe a fatal disqualification for scholastic preferment. Shades of Dominie Sampson Prodigious Upon what does Mr Newell found this intolerance of the smoker ? Has he ever enjoyed a pipe him- self ? Has he ever read the opinions of some of our literary princes regarding its inspiring influences ? Of course he knows nothing about it. He does not smoke him- self, and therefore loojks upon it as a bad habit which ought to be put down. Mr Newell mdty well save himself the trouble of waging war upon tobacco. Men will never give it up, simply because they enjoy it. My father, as good a Christian as Mr Newell—lived to an old age notwithstanding he was an inveterate smoker, and I chal- lenge this gentleman to prove by statistics that smoking in moderation has a deleterioWi1 effect upon the human system. According to old-time physicians there was scarcely an .rgan that tebacco did not soothe, scarcely a disease that it did not cure. It has been authoritatively asserted a hundred times that smokers are immune to epidemics. According to VaF-qali at the time of the great epidemic of influenza x-i 1883 there was not a single case among the workers in the tobacco factories at Genoa. Researches have been made to find out if tobacco preserves an antiseptic property. The experiments of Miller and Tag.sinari show that it prevents the development of disease. Let Mr Newell inquire intto reports of our military authorities, and lie will find that. smokers in the army are much less susceptible to diseases abroad than the sol- dier who does not use tobacco. I have smoked all my life, and can testify iiot only to the pleasure of tobacor, but to its usefulness as III protectin against bad smelling places. Mr Newell has, I suppose- never smoked, is ignorant of its pleasures and benefits, and in that ignorance he would like to deprive all others in order to gratify his own puritaiiic narrowness.—Yours truly, G. B. D.
CHIRBURY. THE DEATH of Mr Richard Davies of Litt'e Weston Farm, near Chirbury, took place on Monday, in his 65th year. The deceased gentle- man was the fourth son of the late Mr Davies, Tinberth,, near Montgomery. Mr Richard Davies first settled at Marton, where he lived for about three yearR. He married Miss Kilvert of Aston Hall, Churcbstoke, and there were born of the marriage one daughter, who died in infancy, and six sons survive of the issue. Mr Davies wai throughout his long life much esteemed by all who were aquainted with him, his quiet, unas- suming demeanour giving him a warm place in the affection of his friends and neighbours. The important office of elder be filled with much faithfulness for many years in the Presbyterian Church at Priestwestor, and he was chiefly instrumental in erecting the present chapel in that locality. Mr Davies's family have been con- nected with the cause at Priestweston and Montgomery for a few generations. The funeral took place on Thursday, at Hiddleton, the Rev Jerrom officiated, assisted by the Rev John Davies of Berriew, (the deceased gentleman's former minister). There was present a large attendance of the general public, in addition to members of his family.
MOCHDRE. WFDDING.—On Wednesday week Mr Richard Thomas, Criggen, Llanbadarn, and Miss Priscilla Charlotte Morgan, Glog, Dolfor, were joined to- gether in holy matrimony at the Pentre Baptist Church, Mochdre. The Pastor (Rev L. Coombs) officiated, assisted by the Rev E. H. Dight. of Maesyrhelem. An unusually large number of people met at the chapel to witness the interesting ceremony. The bride was dressed in white pilk, with hat to match. The bridesmaids were pret- tily attired in old-rose costumes, with bats to match. Mr George Rix, of Ludlow, brother-in- law to the bridegroom, acted as best man. The bride was given away by her father, Mr Jobn Morgan. After the marriage ceremony a large number of guests assembled at the bride's heme, where a substantial breakfast was provided. The usuil toasts were proposed and suitably responded to. A large number of presents were received. which were exhibited in one of the rooms. The bride has been organist at the Peatre Baptist Church over eleven years, and we understand that a presentation is to be made to her of a gold watch and chain and a purse of gold as a taken of esteem and approbation of her services. The presenta- tion will take place on the teturn of the brid tl pair from their honeymoon at Liverpool, wbither they went in the afternoon amid great gusto and shot-firing, and the proteibial old shoe toliowiutf, with the very hearty good wishes of all tii,ir friends.
A DECREASE of J645 is noted in the passenger traffic receipts on e Cambrian Railways for thfc -week ended 23rd October, but those in respect of merchandise, minerals, and live stock were better by J6120. MARK WILDE, the ex- oldier, the second man to be accused of the murder last NNvemhpr of Mr G. H. Storrs, at Gorse Hall, near Dukinfield, was declared I- Not Guilty" at Chester Assizes and discharged. Cornelius Howard, a cousin of Mr Storrs, it will be remembered, had been previously charged with the crime and acquitted. He and Wilde somewhat resemble each other in appear- ance. POftING took place on Thursday, to fill the vacancy caused cty tne appointment- or sir vv m. Robsou (now Lord Bobson) to be a Lord of Appeal. The result of the poll was as follows: Yr Kussel Lea (L), 7,929 Mr Vaughan Williams (U), 49'0, majority, 3,019. There is thus no change in the political representation, the Liberal majority at the last election having been 4,236. THE MARRIAGE is te take place on November 22nd, at St. Wargarete, Westminster, of the Rev Lumley Green-Wilkinson, head of the Magdalen College (Oxford) Mission, younger son of Lieut- enant-General Green-Wilkinson, to Miss Caroline Edwards, only child of Sir Francis and Lad) Edwards, of Knighton, Radnorshire.
LLANIDLOES. Successful Dog Breeder.-At Cardiff Show on Thursday, Mr E. V. Davies secured two first prizes, the second, third, and two specials for a fox terrier. Presentation.—On Friday morning:. Mr D. W. Evans, town postman, was made the recipient of a handsome timepiece by the post office staff, on the occasion of his marriage. Operation.—A successful operation for appendicitis was perflJrmed, ill Thursday afternoon, at the Queen's Head Hotel, by Dr Thirlwall Thomas, of Rodney-street, Liverpool, the patient. being the Rev David Watkins, Calvmistie minister, of Prion and Glyn, near Denbigh. Mr Watkims is a son of the late Mr Watkins and Mrs Watkins, of Brynwgaai, Trefeglwys. Emigrating.—On Saturday next, Mr Anthony Williams, third surviving son of Mrs Williams, Green Villa, leaves England for Australia, where he has secured an ap- pointment with an Adelaide iron firm, out of a large number of applicants. Mr Wil- liams was apprenticed to the firm of Messrs Bunford, and has since served as assistant in the business at Ramsgate, Sittingbourne. and a principal at Rhyl. His car-eer will be followed wth interest by his friends at Llanidloes. Sudden Death.—In distressing circum- stances on Saturday afternoon, Mr Evan George, of Penygraig-street, passed away suddenly. Mr George had been ailing for the past fortnight, and was being medically attended. His sudden demise came as a shock to the whole neighbourhood. About two years ago his wife died suddenly on the Van-road, whilst on the way to the Cambrian Mills. The sympathy of the whole town is extended towards the six children left to mourn his loss.
CAERSWS. A TEA of first-clafs order was presented in the Village Hall by Mrs Edward Davies to the children of the Council school. The children from the little infants to the seventh standard were marshalled at the Council school under t hb supervision of the head master (Mr J. Rees) with excellent discipline. All enjoyed the excellent tea catered by Mrs R. Rees (Temperance Hotel), Hearty cheers and votes of of thanks were pasted by the children to the donor (Mrs Edward Davies)
LLANFAlli-CAEREINION. GRAND CONCERT.—A great musical treat was given at the Council Schools on Thursday eve- ning. when a most successful concert w&s given in aid of the Wesleyan Trust Funds. All the reserved seats were taken, and the spacious rGom I was crowded. Dr. Humphreys presided. The artistes v; ere: Miss Jennie Ellis, of the Royal Albert Hall and Queen's Hall, London (Soprano), Miss Ethel Morgan, gold medalist (contralto), Mr J, Corris Jones, Dolgelly (Tenor), and Mr Maldwyn Evans, Welshpool (Baritone). The accompanist was Miss James, A.L.C,M., Welsh- pool. The names of the artistes were a sufficient guarantee that the performance would be of a high order, and the appreciative audience was more than satisfied. The chairman was in splen- did form, and did his part with his well-known ability and tact. In his address he referred to the generosity of the Plasdinam family in connec- tion with the movement for establishing sanatoria in Wales in memory of the late good King Edward VII, and in the handsome gift of a public build- ing which they were about to present to Llantair in memory of the late Mrs Davies, Broneirion, and the Rev. Evan Jones, Trewythen. The usual votes of thanks were accorded.
Municipal Election at Llanidloes. A stiff fight is being waged for the six vacant Council seats. There are nine can- didates, four retiring:—Messrs Richard Jer- man, John Jones Meredith, John Morris, and David Owen, and five new aspirants: Dr Walter Ll. Davies, Messrs Edmund Vin- cent Davies, William Vincent George, Thomas Evans, and David Thomas Morgan. With the exception of Dr Davies, whose practice prevented him from doing so, all the candidates have canvassed the town, the two youngest candidates, Messrs E. V. Davies and D. T. Morgan, leading the way. Some of the candidates are very confident of success, others are rather despondent. The four retiring candidates have served for some years, and their worth should have been gauged by now. As to the other five who have placed their services at the dis- posal of the electorate for acceptance or rejection, they all have youth on their side, the eldest, Mr Tom Evans, being still a comparatively young man. Dr Davies came to the town a lew years ago, and took over the late Dr Morris' practice. Since then he has become very popular with the townspeople, taking an ac- tive interest in the social life of the town. He will make a witty and serviceable coun- cillor, and his chances are rosy. Mr Edmund Viacent Davies is the second son of the late Alderman Daniel Davies, J.P. He has loomed large in the world of football and dogl, and is both proprietor and managing director of the Cambrian Temperance Hotel. If his votes are in pro- portion to the strenuousness of his canvass, he ought to top the poll, but he will pro- bably be nearer the south pole on the map. Mr Thomas Evans is a studious young man, who carries some little weight. A good Rad and anxious for social reform. Is a currier by trade, and naturally thinks that there's nothing like leather. He is very fond of singing, and if he gets on the Council, it is to be hoped he will make things hum. This does not always follow, though. Mr William Vincent George. The very name of George in Llanidloes ought to be sufficient to secure this young man's suc- cess. Llanidloes without a George would be like Hamlet minus the Prince of Den- mark. They are the ruling dynasty, and the branches of the old family tree are everywhere interwoven. Mr Vincent George is the son of the late lamented Alderman George he has managed his own business very successfully, and no doubt he can well attend to municipal affairs. Mr D. T. Morgan considers that by na- ture he is a large ratepayer this trait is probably inherited. He was a budding member of the old debating society, and one of the buds was no doubt blossoming when he informs us that youth is no bar to service." We should hope not. As to the four gentlemen who are retir- ing, there is first of all, Councillor J. Jones Meredith, without the Council would have to engage a qualified surveyor, whose salary would be at least £ 120 pec annum. He has given of his best ungrudgingly, and from a busi- ness point of view would sfand largely to gain by rejection at the poll. This is about the last thing that is likely to happen, and if he is not top, he will probably be second. Councillor Dan-id Owen has the doubtful good fortune to be chairman of the Co- operative Society in Llanidloes. This movement is not looked upon with such great favour by the bulk of the tradespeople. Councillor Owen has some rough edges, but he is absolutely sound, fearless, and straightforward. Councillor Jerman has been a councillor for a long time,and is an Idloesian of Id- loesians. He does not make brilliant speeches at the Council meetings, but townspeople generally seem to place a good deal of confidence in him. Councillor Morris does not make any kind of speech in Council meetings. A gentle- man with a genial face and a genial pres- ence, and stands well in the popular opin- ion. His chances at the poll, however, are IDroblematical.
THE KING EDWARD MEMORIAL. HANDSOME LEAD OFF TO THE 41 EXPRESS FUND. The first response to oui appeal for subscrip- tions towards the "King Edward Memorial" comes from Mr John Owens, of Chester, who intimates a contribution of 1GO guineas on behalf of himself and Mrs Owens, and 10 guineas from Miss Hannah Owens. Although an organized collection has not yet been made, handsome donations are flowing into the hands of the Committee, and there seems no reason to doubt that the requisite .2300,000 will be forthcoming. We trust that Express readers will form a worthy list of supporters, now that such a splendid lead has been given them by our esteemed friends, Mr John Owens and family. The smallest subscription will be gratefully received and acknowledged.
AX INSULT TO WELSHPOOL. TO THE EDITOR OF THE" MONTGOMERY SHIRR EXPRESS AND RADNOR TIMES." Sir.—What right has Councillor Richard J-enkins to rush into print with a wild statement that Welshpool contractors could net carry out a sewage works scheme, but. that all the labour would be done by work- men who live in other towns ? It is not necessary for the Town Council to follow the example of those people who get Ox- ford bricklayers and Shrewsbury painters and paperhangers, and Cheshire caterers to do work in our borough. I asked a Welshpool contractor to-day whether he could erect sewage works in Welshpool with local labour. He assured me he could, and that in fact he has been estimating for doing sewage works in another place in Montgomeryshire. It's bad enough for the tradespeople of Welshpool to suffer by local people doing their shopping in Shrewsbury, Birmingham, and London. But. please, Mr Jenkins, don't pile an in- sult en top of this injury.—Yours, etc.. CROSS PUMP. October 30th, 1910. Sir.—May I protest, through your valua- ble paper, against the insulting remarks made ot the tradespeople of Welshpool, and more particularly of the building trade of our town, by Mr Jenkins, Lord Powis's stud groom, in his letter in Saturday's issue of your contemporary. Of course, we know that it is the fashion" amongst a cer- tain clique to get their work done by alien firms, and doubtless Mr Jenkins was only quoting his superiors when he made this statement. Fellow-voters, beware ef men who habit- ually employ outside firms and outsida shops to supply their needs. Do not. be misled by them, like you were over the Gungrog lawsuit. RATEPAYER. Llanidloes
POLICE V. MOTOEIST. Considerable interest was raised in the district over a case at the Sessions on Tuesday, when P.S. Price charged George Ritchins, Llanfechain, chauffeur, with reckhss driving. The Sergeant gave evidence to the effect that the car was driven between 2Sand 30 miles an hour through the town; James Evans, Berriew, Watkyu Griffiths, Rd. Pugh, J. Ellis Jones, Llanfyllin, and Thos. Jones, Bwlchycibau, also gave evidence against thn defendant. There were five witnesses, ILcluding Mrs Bonnor Maurice, for the defendant, who attested to Rhtchin's care as a driver. The cae was accordingly dismissed.
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