Property Sale at Newtown. <•? On Tuesday, at the Unicorn Hotel, Newtown Messrs Morris, Marshall and toole offered for sale a number of farms situate in the parishes of Kerry and Mochdre, containing about 634 acres, 3 roods, 10 poles, being another portion of the estate of Mr R. E. Jones, Cefnbryntalch. The room was crowded with farmers. The first lot to be put up was the sound hill farm known as Upper Camnant," situate in the parish of Kerry on the borders of Radnorshire, and intersected by the main road from Newtown to Llandrindod, and bounded on two sides by the River Ithon and the Camnant Brook, comprising a well builtr stone house, two ranges of outbuildings, with about 50 acres of arable, meadow, and pasture land, and a hill adjoining the upper part of the farm, the whole containing 83 acres, 3 roods, and 13 poles. The farm is now in the occupation of Mr Evan Morgan as yearly tenant. Bidding for this farm started at .£500, and rose to £ 780, at which figure it became the property of Mr Edward Evans, Middle Cwmyrhiwdre. Lower Camnant." another ton FARM VAAA thn next to be sold. Situate close to Lot 1, and com- prising a stone cottage, with cow house and other outbuildings, adjoining a twelve-acre meadow and 30 acres of arable land, together with hill land running close up to the main road. The total acreage of the farm is 44 acres, 1 rood, 12 poles. The farm has been in the occupation of Mr W. C. Pugb, or his own tenant. Bidding started at X300, and increased to .£350, when it was knocked down to Mr J. T. C. Gittins, who was acting on behalf of Mr James, The Garn. "Middle Cwmyrbiwdre." situate in the parish of Kerry and Mochdre, about 11 miles from the village of Dolfor, and five miles from Newtown, was next offered. The land, which is entirely pasture, is of exceptionally good quality. There is no house, but a good range of outbuildings, and the lot is almost surrounded by the property of Mr E. A. F. W. Herbert, containing about 90 acres, 25 poles. The present tenants are Messrs John George, Edward Lewic, Thomas Price, and George Jones. From £ 1,200 the bidding rose to XI,600, at which sum it was withdrawn. The next lot to be put up was a piece of pasture land, with cottage, outbuilding.3, and garden, known as The B wlcb, containing 20 acres, 3 roods, 27 poles, in the parish of Kerry, bounded on one side by the main road. The farm is at present let at an annual rental to Mr W. C. Pugh. Bidding started at .£500, and at R700 it was bought by Mr Morgan, The Glog. Lot 5 consisted of a small farm known as Cwmddu, situate near Garchilin, in the parish ot Kerry, about one mile from Dolfor and four from Newtown, comprising a stone built house and out building, 18 acres of pasture and arable land round the house, and 8 a3res near by known as Lane House land. Mr Isaac Bennett is the present occupier of the farm. This lot became the property of Mr Gardner, Tynyddol. Mochdre. at Y. 150. The last lot to be offered was the freehold farm, Upper Cwmyrhiwdre, containing about 159 acres, 1 rood, 3 poles, of arable, meadow, and pasture land, with a fir plantation, situate in the parishes of Mochdre and Kerry. The farm is about five miles from Newtown. Bidding started at £ 800, and at X850 the lot was withdrawn. The property not sold was open for sale by private treaty, and Mr Woosencroft purchased Middle Cwmyrhiwdre for £ 1,720. Messrs Williams, Gittins and Taylor were the vendor's solicitors for Upper Cwmyrhiwdre. and Mr W. Watkins represented the vendors of the other farms.
Machynlleth Golf Club. A well attended annual meeting of this Club was held at the Vane Hall on Friday evening week, when Lord Herbert Vane Tempest occupied the chair. A very satisfactory report was submitted by the Hon. Treasurer (Mr J. Jenkins) which showed that the adverse balance of .£-21 odd in 1909 had been reduced to about .£7, which it is hoped to clear off by a concert in December npxt. The Hon. Sec. (Mr J. Ryan Leighton) then made the following report:— My Lord and Gentlemen,-I have much pleasure in submitting my report for tho past financial year. I am pleased to state that the membership is still on the increase, as the following figures will show. 1907, 73 members; 1908, 77 members 1909, 82 mem- ber and at the commencement of 1911 season we have 89 members, with every prospect of an increasing membership (applause). From the statement of account which our treasurer has submitted, you will also realise that the same healthy progress is being maintained financially. We are equally progressive as regards the condition of our excellent little course, which under the eagle eye of our worthy captain is being well nursed by oar Groundsman Bryan, who I believe is second to none in the work he is called upon to undertake, and I sincerely hope that the club will have the benefit of his services for some time to come. We are even farther progressing, as we hope, in the near future to have a club house in keeping with the advantages we at present possess (applause). A club without a pavilion seems to me to resemble a hen and chickens without a coop (laughter). We want some means of keeping in touch, as members, and no better means can be afforded of attaining that object than by the provision of a suit- able club house. A stimulus has been given to the interest of the lady players by the generous gift of a handsome silver challenge cup by Mrs Morritt, of Llwyngsvern Hall, (applause)—which cup was at the recent tournament won by Miss Gweno Davies. As you are also aware, our esteemed President's cup was won by Mr Charles A. Bryce, whose victory was well deserved. The Club cup was won by Mr Chappie Davies whose sporting attainments are likely to equal, if not I eclipse, those of his respected Pater (laughter). It has been very gratifying to hear the many expressions of praise by visiting friends as to the condition ot the course generally, and with the relaying of certain of the greens, we shall be as near perfection as possible. It is hoped to end this year with a clean slate at the bank, by means of a concert which may take place in December. The increased membership will, in addition to other sources of revenue, it is confidently anticipated, result in a credit balance at the Bank at the end of the current financial year. In conclusion, I may say that the work pertaining to the duties of secretary has been a source of pleasure to me, and I thank my co-official3 and friends for the support they have given me, and the club need fear no evil days so long as the members stand shoulder to shoulder and so long also as we have the honour and good fortune of the continued support and presidency of our noble chairman (loud applause). The following officials were duly elected :— President, Lord Herbert Vane Tempest; captain, A. O. Davies; vice-captain, Mr H. H. Meyler: hon. treasurer, Mr J. G. Jenkins; hon. secretary, Mr J. Ryan Leighton. A hearty vote of thanks to the noble chairman brought a successful meeting to a close.
DROP A POSTCARD to the Music I Salon, Newtown, for a new Illustrated I Price List. It will be sent free of charge. I
A Plea, for Charity. The applications for tickets of recommendation for the eye department of the Montgomeryshire Infirmary have practically' exhausted the supply. In other words the number of subscribers do not equal one-tenth of the number of would-be patients. The charitably disposed do not seem to be aware of the pressing need of those in our midst suffering from affections of the eye.
Mr Wilson-Jones' Appreciation OF THE NATIONAL ANTI-CONSUMPTION CRUSADE, AND OF ITS INITIATOR. The usual letter which has been read at several public bodies in Montgomoryshire from the Mayor of Cardiff was read at Wednesday's meeting of Caersws Guardians. The circular letter, of course, had reference to the Welsh National Memorial to the late Sovereign which is to take the form of a Sanatorium for consumptive patients. The incep- tion of this, of course, is the work of the County Member-Mr David Davies. Tho Guardians were invited to elect a representative to act upon the body who will deal with the matter. The Clerk said that in the circular he noticed that Borough Councils were invited to elect a representative, but nothing was said about Urban Couneils, so he had taken upon himself to write to the Lord Mayor of Cardiff asking whether Urban Councils would not have such a right; if they had not then places like Llandudno, Rhyl, or Newtown would not have a representative. The Lord Mayor had written in reply that places like Llanidloes or Montgomery would have a repre- sentative, but Urban Councils such as Newtown would not have one. This, the Clerk thought, must have been an oversight, and he had written to Mr David Davies on the matter, but bad not had a reply since saying the matter had been put right He thought he would mention the matter for their guidance as a Board. The Chairman It is very strange. The Clerk It is really a remarkable omission. Mr Wilson-Jones: In connection with what is that ? The Clerk: It is in connection with Mr David Davies' scheme. Mr Wilson-Jones: Certainly, I think we should appoint a representative on that committee, and we should feel proud that the originator of that great scheme, which has for its object the doing away of tuberoulosis, or what is more generally known as consumption, should reside in this dis- trict. It is only another evidence of what the PLASDIKAM FAMILY IN THEIR GENEROSITY are doing in this Principality of ours. You know there are names which are inscribed in history and handed down to posterity in connection with art, literature, science, and medicine, but I can verily say that in connection with philanthropy no name will be inscribed in larger letters than Mr David Davies's. No doubt Mr Davies has set on foot a movement which should have the hearty co-operation of every Welshman. It has a close affinity to the work of the Poor-law Guardians, as many of these poor people have to go to the Workhouse as the result of consumption. Mr Davies's great work is to create a sanatorium to battle with that terrible disease. We shall be everlastingly indebted to Mr Davies for havino- started this campaign. I trust every Welshman has this object at his heart, and the least everyone of us can do who is in a position to do so should contribute. I have very great pleasure in moving that the Board appoint a representative on this committee. The Chairman: I suppose we are all agreed on that. Mr Joseph Davies: Then I propose that our Chairman represent us. The Chairman: I am afraid that I am not a very good one for that. Mr Joseph Davies I think it is important that our Chairman, as head of the Guardians, should represent us. The Chairman: I don't think so; I don't think-- Mr J. P. Francis: I think our Chairman is the person, and I second the proposition. The Chairman, still protesting, said that if they would insist- Mr Joseph Davies: It has been proposed now; will all those in favour please show. There was a general show of hands, and the Chairman will therefore act on the body.
BETTWS. Just received a splendid lot of Gent's Box Calf Boots, with Stout Winter Soles, groad and Narrow Toes; all one price. IO3. 6d.; try thein.-R. RICK- ARDS, 30, Bridge-street, Newtown.
Newtown Grass Widow's Plight. LIVED ON LESS THAN 3s. A WEEK, AND PAID Is. 9d. RENT. The privations of a Newtown woman were told at Caersws Guardians on Wednesday last when she applied for relief in person at the Board table. In reply to the Chairman, she said she did not know whether her husband was alive or not. She had only seen him once since she had been in Newtown. He was a labourer, and she had no children. The Chairman: But don't you think now you are in the prime of life that you could not do anything for yourself. The Applicants am afraid I could not. I have tried. Mr Wilson-Jones: What rent are you paying? --One and ninepence. The Chairman: Don't you think you might live in lodgings more cheaply than that?—I am afraid not. Mr Wilson-Jones: What have you been earning a week ?-I have not been getting more than 3s a week lately for a long time- Mr Wilson-Jones: How have you been living then ?—I have been living on nothing. I have tried to be as careful as I could, and to pay the rent. I have often nowhere to go to. For five years I worked for hut then ho ant õ" married. The Chairman: You must find it hard to find a living ?—I find it very hard, indeed. The Chairman But you look very young ?-I am fifty. Mr Wilson-Jones Do you expect this Board to believe you have lived on 3s a week ?-I have not had 3s1 A week. I have lived on less. Mr Wilson-Jones: It appears to me a mystery how you could live on this 3d a week, for you look alright, and appear to be doing quite well on it. Mr Higgs: Have you not considered whether it would not be better for you to go into service? —Well, I don't think I would care for that as I have a mother there. I came here after I was married, and mother was a bit sharp with me. The Chairman Then is your mother living in Newtown?- Yea, she does; and I assist her a little by working, but she never gives me any- thing. She is an old age pensioner. The applicant then quitted the Board room. Relieving Officer Lewis, in reply to queries, said that last winter she had been in receipt of medical relief, but that did not last long. At the time she was working for several people. He asked her when she applied to him why she did not go into service. The Chairman: It is not a question as to whether she wculd like to or not; she ought to do it. In my opinion it is not a case for relief. Mr Wilson-Jones: I think this Board should decide something. It is a big order. Couldn't she be relieved ? Relieving Officer Lewis: I am unable to do it. I cannot relieve an able-bodied person except in the House. Air Powell: But yt>u must relieve destitution. Mr Wilson-Jone/: She looks a thoroughly respectable woman, and she has evidently tried to get work. She is entitled to some help. Relieving Officer Lewis You cannot relieve her except iu the House. ( Mr Wilson-Jones But she is destitute. Relieving Officer Lewis: Well, you take the responsibility yourself, and you will have to pay yourself. The Clerk: The Relieving Officer is quite right. The only thing is to offer an ordeir for entry into the House. You cannot relieve an able-bodied person outside the House. I
MONTGOMERYSHIRE NEW INFIRMARY BUILDING F UND. TOTAB AMOUNT REQUIRED JB6,000. AMOUNT PROMISED TO OCT. 22ND: £ 5,841. AMOUNT YET TO BE RAISED J £ 159 NEWTOWN. The following subscriptions of amounts under ten shillings have been received by Mrs Edward Powell, who was accompanied in her collecting tour by Members of the Building Committee. DONATION OF 63. Mr Jesse Pryce.-6s. DONATIONS OF 5S. Mr R. Thomas, 18, New-road, Miss Jones, Crown, Miss Edmunds, Severn-street, Mr and Mrs W. Lowe Mr and Mrs J. Griffiths, Broad-streét, Mr Philip Pritchard, Mr W. Trenchard, Mr J. Weaver, Mr W. Spence, Mr James Wallace, Inspector Tanner, Mr Osborne Edwards, Mrs M. A. George, Mr J. Roberts, Mrs Francis, Mr Morgan, Mr T. E. Simon, Mr R. D. Jones, Mr Thomas, 22, Park-street, Mr Evans, Severn-street, Mrs F. J. N. Knapp, Mrs Hughes, Preswylfa, Miss Beryl Palmer Jones, Mr Courteney Palmer Jones, Mr Kenneth Palmer Jones- Mr Charles R. Lewis, Mr John Parry, Mr J. R. John, Mr R. E. Morris, Mr H. M. Barratt, Mr W. Davies, Mrs C, H. E. Bright, Mr D. Richards, Mrs Francis, Mr Thomas Morgan, Mr F. T. Benbow, Sergt.-Major Grice, Mr Jones, Penarth, A Friend, Mr Williams, 11, Bryn- street, Mrs hute, Mr R. Jones, Bryntirion, Mr T. Reynolds, Mrs Andrew, Pool-road, Mr A. Owen, Foundry, Mr and Mrs Liptrot, Mr W. Roberts, Emlyn House, Mrs Morgan. Canal Wharf, Mr Jarman, Gro Cottage, Mr Dick Thomas, Star Tea Company, Star Tea Company Staff, Mr Martin Harris, Mr A. J. Fawcett, Mr John Jones, Llanfair-road, Mr H. C. Lewis, Mr W. and Mrs C. Morgan, Maida Vale, Mrs J-nes, Ton Penbre, Mrs W. Lloyd, 15, Stone-street, Mr Albert Taylor, Mr and Mrs Edward Bennett, Mrs W. H. Thomas, Bryn-street, Mrs D. W. Oliver, Mr Robert Jones, Lady well-street.— £ 16. DONATIONS OF 4s. Mr E. Ashton, Lyndhurst, Mr C. Pope.-8a. DONATIONS OF 3s. Mr Jenkins, Old Church-street, Miss Evans. Mr J. W. Roberts, Mr and Mrs Fred Bellis, Mrs Hughes, Crescent-street, Mrs Rowlands, Ladywell-atreet, Mrs Jordan, Woolpack-row, Misses Alice and Joyce Pryce, Mrs J. Morris, Dysart-terrace.-XI 7s. DONATIONS OF 2S. 6D. Miss Jerman, Mr H. H. Price, Mr J, A. Oliver, Mrs Owen Jones, Turner's-lane, Mr Tom Morgan, Turner's-lane, Miss Baldwin, Mrs A. E. Pugh, Mr Lewis Humphreys, Mr Humphreys, Mr A. Crearer Mr W. H. Morgan, Mr T. B. Morgan, Miss Wilson', Miss Davies, 37, Park-street, Miss Bates, Mr Edward Ashton, Miss Morgan, Springfield Villa, Mr Edward Wigley, Mr W. Trow, Mr T. Rowlands, Dulas Cot- tage, Mrs Morris, Clifton Villas, Miss S. Morris, Miss E. Morris, Ponthafren, Mrs Dadge, Mr Parry, Mr Campbell Oliver, Mr Joseph Weaver, Mr J. J. Johnson, Mr James Humphreys, Mrs Charles Jones, Mr Ben Morgan, Mr Robert Jones, 45, Bryn-street' Mr Morgan Davies, Miss Jones, Lady well-street, A Well-wisher, Mrs Griffiths, Elms, Mrs Edwards Isfryn House, Miss Pritchard, Canal, Mrs Benbow Cambrian House, Mr N. Gentle, Mrs N. Gentle, Afghan," Mr Joseph Jones, Mrs Tom Clayton, Mr Oscar Jackson, Miss Mary Roberts, Mrs Howell, Mr Nock, Gas-street, Mr John Jones, Bodhyfryd, Mr Kent, Plasybryn Cottages, Mrs Parry, Crescent- street, Mr J. G. Mourby, Mr Roberts, Crescent- street, Mr Thomas Beddow, junr., Mr Egerton Mr Cheeseman, Mrs Andrew, 18, Llanfair-road, Mr J. Thomas, Meirionfa, Mr C. Charbournier, Mrs Tucker, Mrs King, Canal, Mrs M. A. Edwards, Mr Charles James, Mr Boulton, Mr Vaughan, 20, Park-street, Mr E. J. Evans, Francis-place, Mr David Jones, Crescent- street, Mrs Brown, Bridge-street, Mr John Harper.- £ 8 12s 6d. DONATION OF 2s. 3D. Mr H. Hibbott.-2s. 3d. DONATIONS OF 2s. Mr Bray, Boar's Court, Mr Gardner, Severn- street, Mr Herbert Jones, Old Church-street, Mr Pryce Owen, Mr and Mrs David Hamer, Old Churoh-street, Anonymous, Mr A. Williams, Plasy- bryn cottage, Mr R. Llewelen, Mr W. Truscott, Misses Davies, Bridge-street, Miss Davies, Market- street, Mrs Parry, Market-street, Anonymous, Mr Edwin Lewis, Mrs H. Richards. Mrs Hibbott, Old Church-place, Mr Rowland Hughes, Mr E. R. Morris, Mr Edwin Watts, Mr Ed. Bevan, Anonymous, Mr and Mrs R. James, Mr and Mrs A. Barnes, Mrs John Davies, Chapel-street, Mr and Mrs Pugh, Gro, Miss Lewis, Bakehouse-court, Mrs Smout, Canal, Mrs D. Davies, Kerry-road, Misses Jordan, Miss Brumwell, Miss Macrone, Mr Griffiths, Cemetery Lodge, Mrs Parry, Francis-place, Mr T. Evans, Mr Cleaton Davies, Mrs Herbert Edwards, Mrs Woolley, Mrs Evans, Llanfair-road, Mr Rowley Pu^h, Mrs Edwards, Kerry-road, Mr Brown, Parker's-lane, Mr Richard Reynolds, Mrs Wilson, Mr Owen Jones, Mr John Davies, Mr Latham, Mr Richard. Lloyd, Milford, Mr Douglas Whittaker,' Mr J. R. Lewis, Sheaf-street, Mrs Barker, Mrs Morris, Commercial-street, Mr Mumford, Wheat Sheaf, Mrs Rutter, Mr T. Griffiths, Model cottages, Mr D. C. Davies, Mrs Williams, Crown-street.— £ 5 ]4s. DONATIONS OF Is. 6D. Mr Christoplrer Jones, Mr J. Humphreys, Mrs W. Murray.—4s. 6d. DONATIONS OF Is. Mr J. Berni, Mr William Davies, Checkers Inn, Mr Tom Jones, Mrs Henry J. Vickers, Mrs Meddins, Mr Mason Clark, Lizzie and Eldon W. Hamer, Mf Thomas Beddow, Miss Mary Tanner, Miss L. Davies, Miss Ada Harris, Miss Nellie Turner, Mrs Zenender, Mr Bert Clayton, Mrs Ll. Morgan, Miss Davie*, Mrs Williams, Park-street. Mrs M, J. Jones, Mrs T, H. Davies, Mrs Bradley, Mrs Bound, Mr J. Lawson, Mrs J. Humphreys, 57 New- road, Mrs Hannah Williams, Mrs Paddock, Mr Garnett, Nantoer, Mr H. Bryars, Mr J. Maurice Jones, Mr Scurlock, Mrs Oliver, 16 Park-street, Mrs J. Williams, Nantoer, Mrs Howell, Ivy Cottage. Mrs Edward James, Mr and Mrs Bevan, Mrs Parkinson, Mr W. Roberts, 27 Commercial-street, Mrs J. Clayton, Bakehouse-yard, Miss Hughes, Commercial-street, Mr W. Rees, 17 Old Church-street, Mrs W. Rees, Mrs G. G. Trow, Mrs Cannon, Miss S. A. Weeding, Mrs Humphreys, Mrs Jos. Hudson, Mr J. Woodiing, Miss James, Commercial-street, Mrs Parry, Mrs R: Evans, Mr Richard Jones, Union-street, Mrs Atkin- son, Mrs Alf. Jones, Mrs Evans, 13 Union-street Mr R. Jones, Mr T. V. Morris, Mrs Owen, Bryn-street Mrs Barton, Mrs Claude Williams, Mr J. H. Ricbards, Mr Davies, 12 Ladywell-street, Mr Maurice Davies: Mrs Joseph, Mrs Hugh Jones, Mrs E. Bevan, Mr Hugh Evans, Mrs Hugh Evans, Mrs Lewis, Dolbafren place, Miss E. Jarman, Mrs Hudson, Pool-road, Mrs William Bevan, Mrs Williams, Mr Edwards, Canal, Miss Harper, Mrs R. S. Jones, Mrs John Jones, Mrs Finney, Mrs Tom Evans, Mrs Edwards, 9 Union- street, Mrs Evans, 11 Union-street, Mrs E. James, Mrs Brown, Mrs Walter Evans, Mrs Lewis, Francis- place, Miss Rogers, Llanfair-road, Mrs Gough, Mrs James Lhomme, Mrs Higginson Jones, Mr John Williams, Mrs Williams (baker), Mrs D. Davies Garden Cottages, Miss Annie Evans, Mr John Edwards. New-road. Mr David Hibhntf. Mr Hibbott, Mr J. R. Jones, Old Church-street, Mr W. Harris, Lot, Mrs Morgan, New Church-street, Mr T. Beddow, Miss L. Beddow. Mr David Jonee, Stone- street. Mr E. Hammonds, Mr W. Evans, Mr Leonard Francis, Mrs Griffiths, Gas-street, Mrs Davies, Cross- street, Mrs Bathel, Mrs Alf. Owen, Mrs Gough, Engine House, Mrcs Potts, Mrs W. Pilot, Mr Pugh', Penarth-court. Mr D. Thomas, Mr R. Smcut, A Friend. Mr W. Whitehead, Miss Evans, Park-street, Mrs Griffiths, Miss Bridgewater, Mrs Owen, Bryn. street, Mrs Alfred Harding, Mrs Harris, Mount Pleasant.— £ 6 2a. DONATION OF 9D. Miss Jones, 39 Park-street.-9d. DONATIONS OF 6D. Mrs Owen Davies, Mrs Atkinson, Mrs Bramley, Mrs Thomas Jones, Nantoer Mrs Pierce, Miss Gladys Rees, Mrs Joseph Eaton, Mrs Thomas, Miss Evans, Bryn-street, Mrs R. Roberts. Miss Jones, Kerry-road, Mrs Rees, Pool-road, Miss Emma Jones, Mrs Jack Jones. Mrs Gentle, Miss A. Davies, Mrs Evans, Canal, Mrs Lewis, Canal, Mrs Evans, Miss Gravener, Miss Gravener, Mrs William Jones, Miss Tina Gravener, Mrs Evans, Mrs Andrew, Cross- street, Mrs C. Owen, Cross-street, Miss Rowlands, Mrs Williams, Stone-street, Miss Elizabeth Gittins, Miss Eleanor Gittins. Friend. Mrs Evans, 15 Llanfair road, Miss Evans, Pool-road, Miss Edith Evans, Mrs Tudor, Mr H. Owen, Mrs Watkins, Widow's Mite — 198. DONATION OF 4D. Mr A. Swain, Bank.-4d. DONATIONS OF 3D. Mrs Robert Beedles, Miss G. Williams, Mrs Pugh, Mrs T. Williams, Miss Evans, Mrs Pryce, Miss Lizzie Davies, Mr Owen Brick, Mrs R. Davies, Mrs J. Jones.—2s 6d. DONATIONS OF 2D. Mrs Gittins, Mrs Anne Davies, Mr Dan Griffiths.- 6d.. MR W. SPENCE'S WAREHOUSE. Mr C, Clayton 2s 6d, Mr E. Spence Is 6d, Mr Ll. Edwards Is, Mr S. Whittaker 6d, Miss T. Morgan 3d, Miss W. Bennett 3d, Miss F. Williams 2d.-6a. 2d. MR GEO. ASTLEY'S WORKSHOP. Mr D. Morgan Is, Mr T. Poulton Is, Mr J. Lewis Is, Mr J. Hargreaves Is, Mr A C. Taylor la, Mr H. Davies la, Mr P. Jones Is, Mr R. H. Hibbot Is.-Sa. MESSRS BARRATT'S WOOL WAREHOUSE. Mr F. T. Barratt 2s 6d, Mr M. Humphreys is, Mr Jaa. Barratt la, Mr E. Jones 6d, Mr A. Jenkins, 6d, Miss M. Lewis 6d.—6s. MR MAURICE POWELL'S SLAUGHTER HOUSE. Mr R. Corbett 2s 6d, Mr J. McQuaide 2a, Mr J, Morgan Is 6d, Mr H. Bowers Is, Mr E. Davies 18-88. MR E. C. PHILLIPS' YARD. Mr A. Townsend 2s, Mr A. Jones 2s, Mr Walter Owen Is, Mr J. Evans 1, Mr G. Watts Is, Mr A. Williams Is, Mr Fred Woolley Is, Mr W. Davies Is Mr F. Mitchell 6d, Mr T. Tudor 6d, Mr R. Parry 6d. Mr A. Hudson 6d.- 12s. MESSRS E. DAVIES & SON'S YARD. Mr R. Evans 1, Mr D. Griffiths Is, Mr W. Roberta- Je, Mr E. Boden la, Mr P. Parry la, Mr D. Parry 6d' Ttfr F. Evans 6d, Mr J. Boden 6d, Mr R. Powell 6d, Mr W. Humphreys 6d, Mr D. Davies 6d.—8s. MESSRS TURNER BROS.' FOUNDRY. Mr J M. Owen 5s, Mr J. Bennett 5a, Mr W. Owen 2s. Gd, Mr A. Turner 28 6d, Mr O. Morgan 2s 6d,. Mr Geo. Davies 2s 6d, Mr J. Arthur 2a 6d, Mr D. Lewis. 2s 6d, Mr T. Trenchard Is, Mr J. Thomaa Is, Mr C. Davies Is, Mr R. Hilton Is, Mr Donnison Is, Mr John; Arthur, jun., 6d.— £ l 10a. 6d. MESSRS NORTON & Co's FOUNDRY. Mr Ll. Jones 2a, Mr T. Boulton Is, Mr W. Humphreys 6d, Mr W. Griffiths 6d, Mr C. Jenkins 6d, Mr W. Rock 6d, Mr J. Ashton 6d, Mr Morgan- 6d, Mr Leeke 3d.-6s 3d. MESSRS JONES & LEACH'S WORKS. Mr Geo. Jones 29 6d, Mr U. Leach 2s 6d, Mr R. Owen 2s, Mr S. M. Jones 2s, Mr Edw, Lewis Is 6d.. Mr J. Davies, Mr C. Owen, Mr R. Bennett, Mr Geo. Davies, Mr M. Tudor, Mr R. Bridgewater, Mr- Arthur Brock, Mr Rees Morgan, Mr Richard Jones,. Mr Wm. Leach, Mr J. A. Leach, Mr Ernest Evans, Mr John Morgan, Mr Chas. Lloyd, Mr Thos. Jones,, Mr S. Edwards, Mr F. Watts, Mr Fred Williams, Mr Saml. Woods, Mr Wallace Reynolds, Is each.-Xi 10s. 6d. POST OFFICE STAFF (Per Miss L. V. Hodges, and Mr J. Davies). Mr J. A. Forster 7s 6d, Mr T. Davies 5s, Mr G. Morgan 5s, Miss L. V. Hodges 4s, Miss J. C. Hodges, 2s 6d, Miss M. Jones 2s, Mr T. W. Taylor 2s, Misii L. B. Rowley 2a, Mr J. H. Evans 2s(— £ 112s. (Amount previously announced, £ 1 10s.) COLLECTED BY MR EVAN BiBB AND MR EVANS, TYNYREITHIN. •5s.—Mr Lloyd, Scafell; Mr Roberts, Caecoedifor Mr Evans, Aberdinant; Mr Sturkey, Mrs Sturkev, New House; Mr Brown, Goron Mr Jones, Cwm Mr Oliver, Wenallt; Mrs R. Pryce. Mr Jarman, Brynglas; Mr Thomaa Jones, Mr Langford, Mr Morgan, Upper Bryn Mrs Evan Bebb. 4s.—Mr and Mrs Pryce (Keeper). 2s. 6d.—Mr Douglas Bebb, Miss M. H. Bebb, Miss W. Bebb, Mr Wm. Andrew, Mr Bowen, ICefn Mrs Birch, Cefnybryn; Mes Swain, Llwyi-iderw; Mr Haynes, Mr Pryce Davies, Pedtrehedyn Mr M. Cairns. Mr John Ashton, Little Pentre Mrs Lewis, Cefnmawr: 2s.-Mr and Mrs Jones. Green Lane Mil: Allen, Cefnmawr; Miss Fenn, Mr Thomas Davies; Cwm Mr W. Lewis, Goron Mr Davies, Gwestydd. Is.—Miss Lewis, Miss Jones, Stone House; Mr- Bumford, Point; Mr A. Jones, Brynglas; Mr A. Mansfield, Mr Thomas Bennett, Mrs Roberts, Mrs Williams, Mount Pleasant; Miss Sarah Gardner Miss Gladys Pryce, Lluest. 3 9d.—A Friend. 6d.-Mrs Harris, Cefnmawr; Mr Tibbctt, Penshwa. 3d.—Mr Thomas, Bee Hive. (Total collected .£13; amount previously an- nounced £ 12 10s). Balance 10s. COLLECTED BY MR E. MORRIS. ROCK, AND MR PRYCE, PANT. Mr and Mrs Jones, Aberbechan Mill-Ga, 6d. 5s.-Mr W. G. P. Tilsley, Mr R. Bowen, Mr Ed. Davies, Mr D. Jones, Mr Jos. Lewis. 2s. 6d.—Mr R. Lloyd, Mrs Humphreys, Mr A. Jones, Mr D. Taylor, Mr D. Jarman and Sisters, Mr T. Pryce, Mr H. Davies, Mr E. Jarman, Mr R. B. Humphreys, Mr Ed. Griffiths. 2s.—Mr Jones, Wood Cottage Mr G. Humphreys, Mr J. Bumford, Mr G. Bennett, Mr Thos. Davies. ls.-Miss M. Goodwin, Mr T. Davies, Mrs Francis, Mrs Astley, Miss E. Williams, Mr R. Andrew, Mr J. Snead, Mr T. Jones, Mrs S. Morgan, Mr W. Bebb, Mr J. H. Jarman, Mr T. Bumford, Mr C. M. Pryce, Mr J. Rowlands, Mr S. Snead, Miss A. Williams, Mr C. Evans, Mr W. Williams, Mr J. Jones, Mrs Davies, Mrs and Miss Brunt, Mr Jas. Evans, Mr J. Evans, Miss F. Pidgeon, Miss L. Corfield, Miss P. Williams. 6d.-Miss E. Davies, Mrs Williams, Mrs Rowlands, Mrs Bu-nford, Miss L. Morgan, Mr J. Rowlands, Mr R. Evans. 4d.—Miss M. Dhvies. 3d.—Mr A. Brown.— £ 4 16s 7d. Note.-Sums amounting to X5 4s collected by Messrs Morris & Pryce have already been announced. TOTAL A52 13 4 DOLFOR. As announced in our last issue the collections in Dolfor Parish amounted to .£10 4d. 6d. Mr Henrv Chapman (The School), and Mr A. W. Jandrell, kindly acted as hon. secretary and hon. treasurer respectively, and the collectors were Mrs Powell (Graig), Mrs Jandrell, Mrs Jones, and Mr B. Price (Caelanau). The following contributed :— Mr and Mrs Powell, Graig,-XI, Donations of 10s.—Rev D. S. Davies. Mr J. Meredith, Mr Lloyd, Mill.-XI log. Donations of 7s. 6d.-Mr and Mrs Jones, Peny- bank.-7s. 6d. Donations of 5s.—Mr H. Chapman, School; Mr Breese, Dolfor Inn; Mr Jones, Plas Madoc; Mr Jaundrell, Mr and Mrs Williams, Ffryd Mrs Powell, Mr J. Powell, Graigr; Mr N. E. Powell, Mr P. Powell, Milford.— £ 2 5s. Donations of 3s. 6d.-Mr and Mrs George.—3s. 6d. Donations of 2s. 6d.-Mr J. E. Corfield, Black Hill; Mr Lewis, Glascoed; Mr J. Mills, Mr R. B. Edwards, Llanfyllin; Mrs Jones, Holly Bush Mr J. Jones. Mr Corfield, Weeg; Mr R. Price, Caelanau; Mr Jones, Cider House; Mr Jones, Cwmmule; Mr Davies, Tycornel; Mr Watson, Mr Jaiindrell, Mr- Colley, Mr Jones, Cwm Weeg; Mr P. Breese, Skillock; Mr Mantle, Post Office: Mr Williams, Gate Cottage; Mr Morgan, Glog; Mr Davies. Bryn Bedwyn; Mrs Cleaton, Glascoed; Mr Morris, Rhosyperan Mrs Jennings, Mr O. Williams, Gwern Hafod.— £ 3. Donations of 2s,-Miss F. E. Williams, Mr Geo. Jones, Mr W. Davies, Graig Mr D. Morgan, Cwm Mr H. Mills, Miss B. Jones, Miss Olive Jone, Mr R. Owen, Dolfor Hall; Mr J. Evans, Penybank; Mr W. Joseph.-XI. Donations of ls.-Mr A. Blayney, Mr C. Harlan, Penybank; Mr J. Davies, Dolfor Hall; Mr B. Williams. Mr Morgan, Tanyglog; Mr Morgan, Cwm Corn Mr Morgan, Mr Davies, Garthilin; Mrs Jenkins, Mr Jaundrell, Mr Joryes, Old Court; Mr A. Evans, Mrs Thomas, Dolfor Hall; Mr D. M°r&an.—14s. Donations of 6d.—Mr Davies, Rhosyperran; Mr P. Morris, Mr S. Davies, New House; Miss Parry, New House; Mr F. G., New House; Mrs Morgan. Mrs Harder, Mill.—3s. Od. Donations of 3d.—Mr H. Jandrell, Miss Pugh, Mr Morris, Bank; Mr S. Jones, Graig.-Is. TOTAL JBIO 4 6 BUTCHERS' HIDE, SKIN AND WOOL Company Limited, New Canal-street, Birmingham. —Current Prices: Hides—90 and up, 6 £ —6 80 to 89, 6^—51 70 to 79, 5i-5t j 60 to 69, 5f—5 j 50 to 59, 51-51; 49 and under, 5;;—5 £ COWR- 60 and up, 5 £ —5 £ 50 to 59, 5j— 5 £ 49 and under, 5i2, 5i; bulls, 4f—44-; warbled and irregs., s 4 H~Cait, 17 and up, (j 12 to 16, 81n 9 to 11, 8; light, 8. Horse hides, 22/3,21/ 19/3. 17/6, 15/3,11/6,8/9. Wools—Lots, 8/ 7/6, 7/ 6/6,. 6/4, 5/G Welsh-4/4, 2/11, 2/2. Fat—Best beef, 3td j best mutton, 3id j seconds, 2id; com- mon, 13d. Mixed fat, 2§i. Bcnes-M-arraw, 1/3;. waste, 10d per score.
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NEW BOOKS Ueviewed by the REV. DANIEL HUGHES, Pontypool. KINGDOM OF HEAVEN." Me Elliott Stock recently published a small but interesting volume by the Rev Canon Walpole on the Kingdom of Heaven." The volume will prove instructive to the readers, and especially will Anglicans appreciate the Canon's treatment of a subject which is wide and deep and of perennial importance. The contents of the volume are lectures delivered to student* in America, and deal with many phases of the sub ject. It is well to have the term "Kingdom of Heaven" defined and presented in simple language. The conflict beween the two cr,n- ceptions of "Rule" and "Realm" is earnesrly discoursed upon, and though we believe that Dr Sanday's position should have been giv-n greater consideration, yet the explanation of the Canon's position is lucid. Dr Sanday combines the two conceptions. The relation of the "Kingdom to the "Church" forms a whole lecture. The King- dom is extensive, while the Church is infcpneivf. The relation of the Kingdom to Nature" makes profitable reading, and philosophers in this particular branch of study are duly recognized. It is also cheering to read the author's view of the relation of Church and "tate." From some Anglicans' point of view he may seem heterodox, but from a higher point of view he will be understood to rer.ocrnizn esa«nf-ia.l« -t""t- THE HEROES AND MARTTRS OF FAITH." That is the title of an exceedingly valuable which has just been published by Hodder and Stoughton from the prolific and facile pen of Pro- fessor Peake. It is an application of the teaching of the eleventh chapter of the Epistly to the Hebrews to modern needs. Though Professor Peake is among the critics of Elblicalliterature in this book he takes the traditional stories as they stand in this chapter and discriminates between the phases of the faith exhibited by the heroes of the Old Testament, in so doing he throws out hints that many preachers will readily seize upon and turn to good account in many sermons. Faith is shown to be < a conviction of things not aeen,' the title-deed of things hoped for.' This faith-power in Abel discriminated between the gift of less value and the one of greatet value, and impelled him to offer the acceptable sacrifice. In Enoch it so allied him with the invisible that to earth < he was not' the quotation from the 'Pilgrim's Progress' is hnuutingly apt, for Christian was informed when he asked whether the River of Death was equally deep in all its parts that he would' tind it deeper or shallower as he believed in the King of the place.' Noah's faith-power was manifested in his persistence in providing against the coming disaster though among an unbelieving people. Abraham aban- doned home and country in obedience to the call of this faith, and looked for a city which was.to rise from and above all cities, and he died be- lieving that its foundations were already laid. The chapters of the faith of Moses are the most excellent part of the book, the act of renunciation the power to behold in a horde of slaves the very people of God, and the discipline of this faita during the period of seeming inaction are points which will show the thoughtful the way to wide and fruitful fields. The closing chapter which sums up the argument of the Epistle is illuminat- ing and relates the heroes to one another and to xis. The volume vrill b widely read and profit- ably studied. A MASTER-PIECE BY A WELSHMAN. Messrs J. Maclehose and Sons, of Glasgow, have published Professor Henry Jones Lectures on Philosophy and Modern Lifn which he delivered before the University of Sydney. The book is called 'Idealism as a practical creed.' Both author and publishers have piaced thoughtful readers in this country under a debt of gratitude. Professor Henry Jones' name is sufficient guaran- tee that the articles and volumes that bear his name are of intrinsic worth, full of wisdom and felicitous phrase. We have hnard it questioned whether Wales produces great thinkers; poets we have had galore, preachers are a host, physicians a mighty band, but where are your great philoso- phers we are a ked ? We are not without a relidy reply while we have Professor Henry Jones. Philosophy, according to the-, author, is liOG a discipline of the school.?. but an attitude of the mind, and the purpose of thij volume is to teach us the right attitude; the readers will be thank- ful for such safe guiding. The influence of too theory of Evolution is skilfully traced, and its application to the conception ot freedom is won- derfully suggestive. It was working in the world before the days of Darwin we are told, and this thought introduces a lucid and impressive study of the nature of freedom. We are inheritors of the wealth of the past, therefore an answer exclusively of Yes'' or "No" to the query whether man is free is not possible. Man ia becoming, hence his idealism. Man is never utterly bond nor free, but the range of his choice widens." To grow with the opportunity and to make the right and ennobling choice is the gospel of the Idealist. Growth is life, and life is motived or else it ceases Religious, social, and political freedom are dealt with, emancipation is only the alphabet of Freedom, and real Democracy is more than to govern on the part of all the people, it is to seek the common good. The Ideal State comes in for mention with an insight which is unmistak- ably the union of reason and reality. The Ideal- ism of Wordsworth and cf Browning form the subject of one lecture which is both cogent and glowing. The author tells us what is the "Call of the Modern Age," and tells us also what is the Answer of Idealism." The book is full of the wholesomest food and a fount of moral stimulus.
CAERSWS GUARDIANS. The Trefeglwys Legatee. A Shilling a Day for Washing. Annther Trip to London. The faithful Guardians of the poor who assem- bled at Caersws Workhouse on Wednesday last comprised the Chairman (Mr Richd. Evans), Vice- Chairman (Mr D. Pugh), Mrs Bennett, Mrs D. H. Lewis, Messrs P. Wilson-Jones, Samuel Powell, T. Whitticase, R. Bowen, Evan Rees, E. Davies, Ed. Lewis, J. H. Edwards, T. A. Edwards, R. D. Edwards, Thomas Evans, J. P. Francis, Joseph Davies, W..Morris, Daniel Higgs, and Matthew Wilson. The officers included the Clerk (Mr C. T. M. Taylor), the Master (Mr Parry), and Relieving Officers Owen, Lewis, and Wilson. A letter was read from a man who was 17s 6d in arrears, saying that he noticed by the papers that the Guardians were going to summon him for his arrears, so he was sending 63 on account. He was out of work and laid up, and could not send any more. His house rent was -61 43 a month, and he had a wife and two children to keep. He would send on more when he could get it. Another letter from a countryman who bad been asked to contribute towards his mother's maintenance, was to the effect that he could not contribute to his mother's support. He had a wife and three children to keep. He only got em- ployment for a day now and again. He had lost the sight of one eye. He paid £ 18 a year rent, and he only kept one cow. The Relieving Officer further pointed out that he had no stock on his farm, and the cow he had there was not his own. The Clerk was instructed to write, telling him that he would be excused from payment, but also informing him that they believed that he could do more work if he liked, and that the Guardians were watching the case. A SWARM OF CREDITORS. This is the case of (a widow), said the Clerk she will receive during the next month a legacy of Y,20 under the will of the late Evan Orrels, of Trefeglwys. She has been asked to come here to-day to answer certain questions, as she is in receipt of relief at present. Mr P. Wilson-Jones: We heard lpst week that she was in debt, and now we want to verify that. Mr Higgs She bad better show us the bills then. Mr P. Wilson-Jones Perhaps she has not brought them with her; but in any case we had better have her in the room. Mrs haviner entered the room. took her seat among the Guardians. I The Chairman Now, Mrs what have you to say about this legacy which is coming to you under the will of the late Mr Orrells ? Mrs (producing a big file of documents): There are my bills. The Cleik (reading the bills): Pugh, £ 1 15s.; Thomas Hughes, grocer, X6 19s. 4d.; John Ash- ton, balance of old account. A Guardian: How old is that account, Mrs --? Mrs Oh, a little before he died. It would be about three years. The Clerk: How old is this account of Thomas Hughes?-Well, this debt was on me before he died. The Clerk: Then here is Hugh Evans, Carno, bootmaker, 17s. lud. due, and a note Again, here is an account from T. Edward Lloyd for X2 lus 3d. Mr P. Wilson-Jones: What! is that Mr Lloyd, The Mill? The Clerk: Yes; she has bad to reduce this account to that amount by 27 days' washing! Mr P. Wilson-Jones: And only earning a shil- ling a day for washing! We have to pay 2s 3d a day in Newtown. Mrs Best to come there, then (laughter). The Clerk (proceeding): Messrs Evans and Parry, Llanidloes, X3 7s 9d; Mr E. Tilsley, Llawr- yglyn, X2 3s ld; Messrs Savage and Co., coal merchants, £ 9 9s. Mr P. Wilson-Jones: That must be a very old one tor nine guineas ? The Clerk How long has he been chargeable, Mr Owen? Relieving-Officer Owen: It's two years last August since he died, and he was two years poorly before that. Mr Wilson-Jones: If I were she, I think I would offer a cOillpOÛ ion to all these creditors. "SHAMEFUL." The Clerk: Somebody ought to help her with this. It is shameful for all these people to be writin-g and pressing her in this way. Those over six years' standing ought to be excused and as to the others, she ought to offer to pay a propor- tion of them. Mr Wilson-Jonf-s: If the matter were left in the hands of Mr Evans, as the local Guardian, I think it would be doing the Board and the woman a great service. Will you undertake to attend to it, Mr Evans ? Mr T. Evans: I should like to have someone with me. It was agreed that Messrs Evans and J. H. Ed war i the two Trefeglwys representatives, be askecl assist the widow in dealing with her debts. A letter 'om the Norwich Incorporation was read, protesting -gainst any legislation introduced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer under which the Guardians should pay 5s a month to the Trea- sury in support of the pauper Old-age pensioners. They considered that that should be a national charge, and asked the Board to send representa- tions to their local M.P.'s, urgigs them to vote against it. I Mr Wilson-Jones: I think there is a resolution on the books whereby we agree to wait until the Poor-law Association has mat, and we have heard what they have to say. The Clerk announced that the Poor-law Confer- ence would be held the following week at the Holborn Restaurant. Mr Samuel Powell and him- self had been re-appointed representatives, but it, of course, required a resolution to send them there. The question then popped up ai to who would pay the expenses of the delegates to the confer- ence. The Clerk explained that the Board hadspaid the expenses foe the last year's conference. Mr Higgs: Did we receive any special benefit from it last year? (laughter) The Chairman: The same benefit as the other Guardians get. Mr Wilson-Jones: That's just it. There is no special benefit that you can expect to get, Mr Higgs. GUARDIANS TO PAY EXPENSES. The Chairman The question is whether the work of this conference is any uso to their Board of Guardians as one of a large body. of such Boards. If it is, then we should do our share. Mr Wilron-Jones: That is the very principle. Suppose every Board were to look at it in this way, it would be impossible to have such an asso- ciation. As one of a body, I think these Guar- dians should be represented. I understood that the report was commented upon at the last meet- ing, when this was discussed before. The Clerk: I should like to be permitted to make one or two remarks in this matter though I don't wish you to think that I am trying to get any material advantage for myself by trying to get the Guardians to pay my expenses. There was one point last year tot instance about the detention of tramps on a Sunday. You passed a resolution bearing )n that point, I forwarded it to the Association and they reported upon it. The Council of the association considered that resolu- tion and decided to agree with it and saw no reason why Boards of Guardians throughout the country should not combine. The paragraph, however, was referred back to the general Council for the purpose of considering what steps should be taken for obtaining compulsory powers. They have referred it back so that they can interview the Local Government Board and see whether it cannot be made compulsory throughout the whole country. Then again there is the question of old- age pensions, that is a most important matter. They ought to insist upon regulations being pro- vided, by which, if these old-age pensioners who were provided for by the guardians died during the year that the payments from the Guardians should cease also. Another point was how they would stand with regard to the relatives who at present contributed, for once the pauper pen- sioners cease to become chargeable to the Guar- dians of the poor, their payments might be dropped. Mr J. P. Francis I propose that we do appoint two representatives the same as before. The Chairman: We have already appointed them. Mr Higgs: The only thing is whether we pay their expenses or not. The Chairman It's a very wise course, gentle- men, and I think it is very important that we should send them. It was agreed to send the Clerk and Mr Powell, and to pay their own expenses. NOT IN SHROPSHIRE. A letter was read from Lord Powis concerning the Shropshire memorial to the late King Edward VH. It was taking the form of a hospital for the cure of tuberculosis. A Guardian: We are not in Shropshire. The Clerk announced that he had had the Poor- law returns for Wales and Monmouthshire. From those returns he saw that the average percentage of paupers for the district was 3 per cent. New- town and Llanidloes Union worked out at 31, Machynlleth at 3'2, Llanfyllin 2-5, and Forden 1-7. So they were just above the average for the whole of Walos and Monmouthshire. Regarding the amount spent in relief and maintenance, the total expended in the Union in 1910 was Y.4,872, and in 1906.24,565, and the amount per head had risen from 43 3Jd to 43 on-d. This sum had increased all through owing to the increased cost in the price of provisions. The Visiting Committee reported that some of the patients in the sick ward were so far from the fire that they derived little benefit from it. They therefore recommended that the Water Committee should meet and discuss the advisability of having the ward heated with hot water pipes. It was also recommended that better provision should be made for drying clothes.
A GHOST. Mr Addie's Reprimand and Sympathy. Communication from Education Committee asking that application may be made for a loan of .£475 for purposes of Llidiartywaen Council School in place of .£305 originally sanctioned. Speaking upon this item in the agenda of the Montgomery County Council last Tuesday, Mr Richard Jones explained that in June, 1909, the Council sanctioned the application to the Local Government Beard for a loan of .£305 on account of repairs to this school. That was on a general estimate of the County Surveyor. But when tenders were invited on the improved plan and specifications cf the Board of Education the low- est tender was .£518. The Education Committee considered that a big sum to spend on a school with between 40 and 50 children. They appointed a sub-committee to visit the school and see if any items could be dropped. That committee reported in tavour of dropping the fencing and the filter tank, and the glazed tiles for one room. That brought down the sum to £ 4,75. I should lik-n to impress upon the Council," continued Mr Richard Jones, that, while we are doing our best to meet the demands of the Board of Education, we have at the some time some regard for the capacity of the ratepayers to meet the expenditure on the schools. "I am afraid that there is an impression abroad that we are simply spending money in order to fatten contractors and to improve the landscape of our country districts. But I am sure I am voicing the feelings of every member of the Executive when I say that when we come r,o spend money we have always got the ghost of the ratepayer before us. and, as far as we are able, we try to temper the wind to the shorn lamb" (laughter). When Mr Richard Jones had moved that the application for a loan of .£475 be sanctioned, Mr Forrester Addie rose. But when the Chairman (Mr Hugh Lewis) asked whether he rose to second the proposal, Mr Addie sat down. Mr Newell was quite ready to second, and then Mr Addie rose agaia. During a portion of Mr Richard Jones' speech a subdued smile had rested on his face, but now he spoke. He did not rise, he said, to oppose the expendi- ture, but once more to call attention-he was afraid he bad worried the Council over and over again—to these applications for increased loans. To his mind most of it arose from the system with regard to the Surveyor acting both for the Educa- tion Authority and for the County Council, entail- ing .work which he could not possibly undertake. The result was that estimates were prepared slovenly without due regard to all the expenditure that might be required. How did they know that there would hot be more applications for an increased loan ? Mr Richard Jones, the chairman, paid a great deal of attention to the work of the Education Committee—he was sorry, very sorry for him (laughter)—but they would probably have him coming there for another .£50 or .£60 (more laughter). With regard to the landscape, Mr Addie was afraid that some of the schools rather horrified the landscape. Some of the fencing and glazed tiles in the school were unnecessary. He was very glad to hear that the horrors of the rate- payers did occasionally haunt Mr Richard Jones. He (Mr Addie) was quite sure, if things went on much further, Mr Jones would not be able to sleep (laughter). The County Surveyor (Mr G. A. Hutchins) rose to make personal explanation in reply to Mr Addie. He said the C305 estimate was made amongst the general estimate for the whole of the schools in 1904. The County Council would agree with him that that estimate in 1904 was not made to meet tbm most modern requirements of the Board of Education; also it was made as a sort of compromise between the opinion of that day and what they thought it ought to be in a few years' time. Mr Richard Jones' motion was then adopted.
MONTGOMERYSHIRE ROADS. Dangerous Corners and the Dust Nuisance. How the Development Grant is to be Spent. The County Council is asking the Road Board to make a grant of .23,300 this year towards improving Montgomery hire rqpds. This decision was made at a special meeting of the County Council in Newtown last Tuesday after the Main Roads Committee had considered the report of the recent conference of county and district surveyors. Mr G. A. Hutchins, M Inst.C.E., thu County Surveyor, who signed the report, explained that it was submitted for the consideration of the County Council, and, if approved, for their recommendation to the Road Board, The report was approved by the Main Roads Committee, but they recommended that an additional sum of £ 300 be asked for towards lessening the dust nuisance in such villages as Llansaintffraid, Llangurig, and Caersws. Mr Edward Jones, chairman of the Main Roads Committee, moving the adoption of the report, said they could congratulate the County Surveyor and his colleagues upon their able and concise report. True there was a little difference of opinion regarding some of the items, but he thought that on the whole they were pretty well agreed upon the different items for which they asked for grants from the Road Board. They would be glad if the grants specified in the report could be obtained. However, they trusted a very large portion of it would come their way. They would like to deal with a larger number of claims for improvements, but this was their first appli- cation to the Road Board, and therefore they must be rather modest in their desires. Mr Jones hoped that. when the money had been spent on the places enumerated, they would on some future occasion make a larger demand. Personally, he should like to see every awkward corner straightened on the main roads. Now that motor traffic was increasing the danger was also increasing with it, and it behoved them to do all they could to reduce the possibility of accidents. He hoped these I grants would supplement the Council's efforts in this direction. Mr Addie seconded the report's adoption. THE POOR WAYFARER. Mr Percival Hurlbutt said be was sorry he could not agree with the resolution. He con- sidered the dust problem came first and last at present on three grounds (1) The discomfort to people using the roads; (2) the injury to health (3) the economy which would be effected by tar- spraying. The County Surveyor's report omitted one thing-that at the conference a resolution was carried nem. con. that a considerable sum of money should be spent on tar-3praying. The Chairman of the Road Board, who would naturally have most voice in how the money was to be allocated, said that the grants this year would not be very large, and they should be used in increas- ing the conI fort of those who travelled the roads. In other words, a very considerable amount of money was likely to go in jmproving the surface, and the larger schemes would undoubtedly have to wait. Knowing these views, the Council would be wise in their generation if they asked for what they were likely to get, and not wasto their "substance on a lot of other things, which would probably hava to wait. On the point of discomfort, Mr Hurlbutt &aid it was manifest to all that for the poor unfortu- nate people who lived on the roadside life was becoming a misery. They had had two wet summers latelv- hilt. when J.I. n..v Qnmm" N.N.MN IIQ did not know what they would do. v-- v Also they were told by medical authorities that consumption-which they were now combining to fight-was tremendously aggravated and often caused by dust. Tar-spraying not only lessened the dust, but rendered anti-septic the dust that arose. Regarding economy, Mr Hurlbutt read the testimonies of the f-ecretary of the Road Board and of several county surveyors that the process lengthened the life of the roads and greatly saved the cost of maintenance. He then moved an amendment that the first X2,000 received in Road Grants be spent in abating the dust nuisance by tar-spraying. Mr J. Marshall Dugdale supported the report. Everybody, he said, seemed to be under the idea that only motors were a nuisance. But on roads in the Llanfyllin district they had two traction engines which came regularly down-hill in a manner most dangerous for carts and bicycles, let alone motors. It was most desirable that the dangerous corners should be straightened. He quite agreed with the necessity of stopping this awful dust nuisance, but there were peveral things to be thought of. He had seen children going to school very nearly gone into by carts and a trac- tion engine coming sharply around a corner. The report was a fair one it dealt with both sides of the question, and was a very good start. Mr Hurlbutt's amendment found no seconder, and the report was adopted.