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I NEWTOWjN. A NICE lot of canvas shoes, and cheap, at Eickards's, 30, Bridge-street, Newtown. [Advt. A SPLENDID New Assortment of Wedding ^Presents on view at C. W. NORTON'S, Iron- .monger, Broad-street, Newtown.—[Advt.] FOOTBALL—Call and see the New Stock of football Boots. Bladders and Inflators all cheap at Rickard's Eagle Boot Depot, Newtown. [Advt. COAL AND LIKE.—If you want good quality 'Coal at reasonable prices, either in truck or cart loads, or in cwt. sacks, try JOHN SMOUT, No. 13, Canal Wharf, Newtown. r Advt. MR. T. MALDWYN PfticE, R.A.M., visits Llanidloes on Tuesdays and Newtown on Satur- days Lessons given ic Singing, Pianoforte, Violin, and 'Celio. He may be seen at Mr Fvan Bebb's, Broad street, or Salop-road, Welshpool. PARENTS PLEASE NOTE.-A pure sweet gives not only pleasure, but also nourishment to grow- ing children. All the ingredients used in making Ann Taylor's Everton Toffee are pure and whole- some. It is as nourishing as it is delicious. FURNITURE.—Have you visited MORGAN'S Fur- nituro Warehouse? If not, it will pay you to do so. It's the largest stock in the csunty, and the business is carried on in a warehouse, where rents and expenses are very low compared with expensive shops and assistants. This means a large discount to the pur- chaser. Call and see for youfselves.-r Advt. NEw Season Reds just in first-class quality. Trade supplied. Pure Malt Vinegar; superior strength and quality; free from acids, 1/- per gallon, 3d. per quart.-David Evans, The People's Seedsman, Newtown. [Advt.] VARIETY is the keynote of the Autumn Millinery, and we are now making a special show of the latest styles. Dainty designs at moderate prices at Misses Goodwin, 7 Market street. [Ad. BIG MANTLE SHOW.—We are now showing all the new modes for the present season in ladies' and children's coats, jackets, costumes, etc., which, for distinction in excellence of style, quality, and real good value, far surpasses all previous dis- plays.—Lewis's, London House, Newtown. TUESDAY'S MARKET PRICES.-Chickens, 3s 6d to 5s per couple ducks, 5s 6d to 6s 6d per couple; hen egg?, 7 and S a If; butter, Is 2d per lb apples, 4d per lb; beef (retail) 6d to 9d; mutton, 6d to 9d; pork, 6d to 9 J lamb, 7d to 9d. THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN."—This was the title of an interesting lecture delivered at the Welsh Congregational Church, on Monday even- ing, by Rev Peter Price, of Dowlais. The lecture was listened to by a good attendance, presided over by Mr Edward Jones, Mnesmawr. FLIPPANT COUNCILLORS.—When the slaughter- house licenses were being sealed at the Urban Council on Thursday, the Clerk found it required a considerable effort to use the stamper.—Coun- cillor Ellison: Put Mr Foster to sit on the top of it.—Councillor Ford: Yes, and put Mr Ellison on the top of him.—Councillor Forster Hear, hear. A NASTY FALL.—On Tuesday Mr Clement Pilot, Severn-street, met with a nasty accident. He was standing on one of the stalls in the market hall when he slipped and fell on to the floor, with the result that his shoulder was put out and his legs and arms badly bruised. He was conveyed to his home and medically attended, and is now progressing favourably. PRESENTATION.—An interesting presentation took place on Tuesday last, when Mr T. Jones was made the recipient of a handsome silver cigarette case by the members of the Penstrowed Cricket Club on the occasion of his leaving Newtown for Canada. The Captain (Mr Thomas Jones) made the presentation, and in a few well-chosen words spoke of the good work done by Mr Jones. CORRECTION.—It was wrongly stated in our last issue that at the property sale conducted by by Messrs Morris, Marshall, and Poole at the Unicorn Hotel Mr J. T. C. Gittins, on behalf of Mr James, the Garn, purchased Lower Camnant at .£350. This farm was bought by Mr Edward Evan?, of Middle Cwmrhiwdre, at .£350. The farm purchased by Mr Jame?, Garn, was Upper Camnaut at .£780. A WEIGHTY COUNCILLOR. At the Urban Council meeting on Thursday night an intimation came to hand from Bangor University College that the tenure of office of the Council's repre- sentatives had term;nated. In proposing the re- election of Mr Foster. Mr Ford said that they could not have a better man for the job, and he certainly carried great weight (laughter). Coun- cillor Humphreys seconded and it was carried unanimously. FIRE.-The town surveyor (Mr E. C. Joues) and gaa manager have discovered that the fire alarm hooter at the gasworks requires a little use every now and then to keep the pipe from choking up. They recommend their Council that it should sound at 1 p.m. every Saturday just to clear it. Mr Humphreys thought it a very sensible sugges- tion and Councillor Parry said it would serve the additional purpose of accustoming the people to its- sound. Mr Ford: If sounded at the same time as the other hooters it won't attract particu- lar attention. Councillor Parry That's it. SOCIAL.-An enjoyable social was held on Wednesday evening, in connection with the English Congregational Church Literary Society. There was a good attendance, and an excellent programme consisted of solos by Miss Sallie Jones, Mr Stuart Humphreys, Mr Tyler, Mr J. Howard Jones, and Master Nolan Oliver, and recitations by Miss Hilda Spence and Master Sydney Reynolds. During the evening a hat trimming competition 'for gentlemen, was held, the prize being won by Mr J. H. Richards and Miss Tillie James was first in a nail-driving com- petition for ladies. Rev E. Jones-Williams was the chafrman. A IEIARASSED DOCTOR.—A. letter from Dr Alfred Shearer was read at Thursday's sederunt of the Council stating that during the early part of the week he had suffered an intolerable nuisance from the noise and smoke arising from the holding of the shows on the Severn Banks. It interfered with his peace by day and his sleep by night. He did not wish to interfere with any existing arrangements which might have been entered into by the Council, but unless the Council agreed not to let the river bank in future for any such purpose he would be compelled to levy an injunction against the Council to stop the nuisance. The letter was referred to the River Banks Committee to report. THE COUNCIL SCHOOLS.—A meeting of the Newtown Council School Managers was held at the New-road School on Friday evening. There were present Mr Richard Phillips (chairman), Mr John Humphreys and Mr T. L. Jones, with Mr F. Bennett Lloyd (correspondent). A letter was read from the Clerk to the Education Authority, stating that the committee had decided to raise the salary of Miss Beatrice Davies, Park-street, from £ 20 to X25.-Afr Walter King wrote asking for a week off to attend the teachers' examination, commencing at the New-road School on November 28th. This was allowed.—Miss A. Rhodes, head- mistress of the New Church-street School, wrote complaining that when the heating apparatus was put on teachers and scholars suffered from head- aches, and asking that troughs, the lengths of the radiators, to be filled with water be supplied. The matter was deferred until the next meeting. THE CO-OP. SMOKER."— An experiment of getting at the male members of the local Co- operative Society proved a great "hit" upon the part of the Educational Committee in including this item in the programme of their winter cam- paign. The Public Hall, on Thursday evening, was the scene of a great smoke, as some 400 men enjoyed their pipes of tobacco and cigarettes, a free sample being supplied by the Manager (Mr F. C. Evans) to each person on entering the building. The entertainment was a combination of numbers to suit everyone's taste—humour, free from vulgarity, by the celebrated entertainer from Manchester (Mr Foster Korshaw), with songs, duets, and part-songs by the Cambria Quartette, as well as a rousing practical speech on co-opera- tion by Mr W. H Bryant. the popular secretary of the Western Sectional Beard. On the platform was the President of the Society (Mr George Jones), who occupied the chair, and was supported by Mr Bryant, Messrs J. C. Cleaton Davies (vice- president), T. R. Bridgewater, T. V. Morris, T. Reynolds, W. A. Pugb, David Hamer, and J. C. Williams (Educational secretary). The opening number was a humorous part-song by the Cambria Quartette, Jack and Gill," which was well sung considering that they were performing in smoke- land." Hatton's time-honoured When evening's twilight" was their best effort; indeed, both items were loudly applauded. The appearance of Mr Foster Kershaw was the signal for great cheeking. The manner in which this moat clever entertainer pourtrayed all his songs, sketches, and skits was a marvellous piece of skill and art, and the smart appreciation ot his jokes and sallies by the audi- ence proved most unmistakeably that he was the "hero" of the evening. Mr Kershaw made four appearances, and each time was vociferously re- demanded, and the entertainer was as haipy and delighted to respond. We may mention that in response to two encores Mr Kershaw displayed his abilities as an elocutionist by giving Not Under- stood and The Lighthouse Keeper's Story," ] with great effect. Messrs Llew. Morgan and Stuart Humphreys contributed the duet, Call to Arms," in their well-known style, while Mr W. H. Morgan sang Sullivan's Once again" in charming style, and Mr Stuart Humphreys was in his best form in Adams' "The Mighty Deep." The soloists and duettists, it is needless to say, brought down the house, and each of them had to reappear. Mr Ernest Owen cleverly accompanied the whole of the artistes. The Educational Secre- tary (Mr Williams) had the pleasure of finding bis labours a great success. One of the most en- joyable entertainments was brought to a close by the company singing God save the King." INTERESTING.—The next meeting of the Court of Governors of the Welsh National Museum will, we understand, be held at Newtown in the Spring. THE EARLY BIRD secures the best. Now is the time to select your Christmas Cards. Some remarkably cheap boxes of Autograph Cards.—19, Broad-street. PERSONAL.—The Rev J. Hugh Edwards, London, discusses in an interesting manner in the Chris- tian World" the forthcoming report of the Welsh Church Commission. C.E.S.—A Christian Endeavour United Rally was held at the Primitive Methodist Church on Tuesday. Mr George Jones occupied the chair, and addresses were delivered by Miss Agnes Pugh and the Pastor (Rev Percy V. Dawe). Solos were effectively rendered by Mrs Beddoes and Mr W. H. Morgan. IF the weather continues to develop at the present pace we shall have the traditional charm (?) of snow at Christmas, which, be it remembered, lies but only seven weeks ahead. The penultimate month has been angry and nippy so far. Overcoats and winter wraps are now in vogue in acknowledgment that winter is here. PENNY Pop.Rev Elias Jones presided at the Penny Popular entertainment on Saturday evening. There was again a large attendance, and a pleasant evening was spent. An excellent programme consisted of solos by Miss Maggie Bellis, Master Nolan Oliver, and Mr W. H. Morgan pianoforte duet, Misses Humphreys; recitation, Miss Amy Williams; and a Glochen- speil solo by Miss Gladys Humphreys. A CORRESPONDENT writes :—" Your never-fail- ing scribe at Caersws has a local phenomenon for every season, and last week, I see, he olaimed the belt' from Kerry with some monstre carrots. Well, we all can grow things, great and small, in season, but far more remarkable than these Ancient City' carrots is a fact that only a fort- night ago a Penygloddfa man picked half-a-dozen big, beautiful, luscious strawberries in his g&rden." FOOTBALL.—The Royal Welsh Fusiliers jour- neyed to Aberystywyth on Saturday, and engaged the Town team in a League fixture. The game game resulted in a win tor the visitors by three goals to one.—The same day the Aberystwytb College team visited 'Newtown, and met the Royal Welsh Warehouse on the Pool-road ground. Here, however, the visitors proved more than a match for the home team, and defeated them by six goals to three. A VALUABLE OPPORTUNITY.—Those interested in rural science and gardening should appreciate the free classes now opened at the County School for instruction in these subjects. Mr John, B.Sc. who is to conduct the classes, will offer a course which includes the chemistry of plants and soils, insect pests, plant diseases, the structure and cul- tivation of various crops, etc, all of which will be made interesting by practical demonstrations given in the laboratory. Such a valuable oppor- tunity cannot surely be missed by the many gar- dening amateurs in Newtown, to whom a scientific knowledge would prove immensely helpful and import a greater degree of pleasure into their favourite hobby. No fees are charged. A NEWTONIAN'S SMART CAPTURE.—The follow- ing paragraph appeared iB. the • Northern Daily Telegraph' of October 31st, concerning a smart capture made by Mr Charles Edwards, of 41, Kerry-road, and who recently joined the Black- burn Constabulary :—" The story of a smart capture by the police was told at Blackburn to- day, when James Murray (26), groom, of no fixed abode, was charged with stealing a sum of Is 6d from Thwaites' Arcade. It was stated that at two a.m. on Saturday P.C. Edwards heard a noise in a boot dealer's lock-up qhop at the corner of the Arcade, tenanted by George Whittaker, and obtaining the assistance of other constables the shop was surrounded. Constable Edwards thf. beheld the prisoner Murray emerging from the shop through an upper window, below which was an out-building. I What's your game ?' the con- stable asked. You know my game,' replied the prisoner. To the officer's question as to whether there was anyone else inside, the prisoner answered No, I prefer to work alone,' The officer enquired what prisoner had in his possession, and he said 'Only my stick,' producing a jemmy. Prisoner added that he had only just come to Blackburn from London. It was stated that the prisoner had a most remarkable record of crime against him, including terms of twelve months and eighteen months for shop-breaking, twelve months under the Prevention of Crimes Act, three years for shop-breaking, and twelve months for stealing (consecutive sentences). He was ordered to take his trial at the Quarter Sessions. At the conclu- sion of the case the Bench complimented P.C. Edwards on his clever capture." ORGAN RECITAL —The Parish Church was not packed, nor even comfortably full, on Friday night, when Mr A. J. Bibb gave one of his occa- sional organ recitals. The opportunities which Newtown people have of listening to good music are now almost confined to these recitals, and one feels regretful that so few avail themselves of such opportunities. Mr Bibb acquitted himself with credit at the grandest of all instruments, and he had the assistance of local amateur artiste3, who at least varied the programme, but ot these more anon. The programme opened with the dignified fantasia and fugue in A flat by Brosig. The piece was not so massive and statuesque as Rhein Merger's, which the organist gave at the last recital, but the brilliance of the reed work in the organ was admirably shown by the executant, and the piece received a stately handling. An intermezzo of Lemare's followed. Lemare is ranked as one of the greatest organists of the day, but it is in this type of composition that he really excels. This Mr Bibb played as written. It is a delightful morceau, and was of its kind superior to the Ave Maria of Cheru- bini which figured later in the programme. The March Soleunelle of Maïlly, which closed the recital, was given with great effect. From Mr Bibb's interpretation one would hardly describe it as 'Sollennelle"; it savoured more of the Maestoso pomposo." Item No. 6, though, was the Organist's triumph, Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D minor." This monumental piece, which through succeeding years has always been regarded as the chef d'oevre of one of the greatest classic masters, was interpreted with a freedom and dexterity which was inspiring even to the un- initiated. The Organist negotiated the different arpeggios with ease, and the fine contrapuntal passages were well and gracefully defined. The congregation listened spell-bound to the masterly and rhythmical interpretation of the great composer's ideas which succeeded as cloud on cloud until the zanith had been reached in the final chord. The inclusion of this noble compo- sition in the programme was more than justified, and if repeated at the next '.recital will assuredly gain an eqwal meed of appreciation. Two 'cello solos, wÂh organ accompaniment, by Mr J. T. C. Gittins also found a place. Davidoif's Romance Sans Paroles hardly found Mr Gittins in his best frame. To the critical ear he did not, as it were, let himself go. As a Romance it might hare been played with more abandon; still, it was very melodious and decidedly a skilful render- ing. It was in Squire's "L'Adieu" that we had a taste of Mr Gittins' real capabili- ties. He imported reai feeling into this work of the English composer, and, supported by an in- genious accompaniment on the part of Mr Bibb, be gave a rendering remarkable for its aesthetic grace and sympathy. Unfortunately, we cannot accord any such measure of praise to the vocal selections, which, to say the least, were disappoint- ing. Mr Morley Hughes has a good voice—it may be a trifle throaty, bat it is a pure tenor and one of which any singer may be proud-but, though he may have learnt the art of voice production, even as an amateur he has much to learn in sing- ing. His enunciation in the solo he gave was lamentable, and though, be it said to his credit, he preserved good intonation throughout, there was an absolute lack of gradation-no light and shade. He should study the words and meaning first, and then, armed with such an excellent voice, should gain many laurels. Mrs Basil Joues chose that exacting solo of Handel's, "Thou shalt bring them in,' as her first solo. She made the mistake of singing too near the reredos in- stead of coming nearer the nave. Mrs Basil Jones has the keen. Handelian sense, and sings in the approved Handelian style, but she had net the vocal-sustaining power to carry the piece through in triumph. Bohr's Thy will be done" was sung with commendable art and taste, but again the concluding passages were obviously too exacting for the vocalist.—It only remains to record that the attendance of Nonconformists was compara- tively large. DOGS AT NIGHT. A reader' in a letter re- ceived too late for publication at length, calls aatention to the number of dogs running loose after dark in contravention of the dogs' Act, while he himself, upon official advice, keep bis spaniel tied up over night. We admire the law-abiding citizen, but pity his canine friend. BAPTIST MUTUAL.—This Society met on Thurs- day evening, under the presidency of Mr T. Parry-Jones, J.P. The attendance was good and the programme consisted of Impromptu Speech." Several of the speeeches were really fine effects and elicited warm applause. Miss Kate Morgan and Mr G. P. Davies, added to the evening's enjoyment with solos, the accompanists being Miss Emly Humphreys and Mr Sidney Davies. B.W.T.A.—A meeting for women only was held on Thursday afternoon last at 2-30 in the Con- gregational Schoolroom, under the presidency of Mrs Edward Davies, of Plas Dinam, who opened the proceedings with cordial words of welcome to the large number present. Mrs Herbert Lewis, M.A., gave an excellent address, emphasising very strongly the importance of home influence and women's share in the worlds' work for tem- perance. Solos were rendered by Miss Spence and Mrs J. Morris. Miss M. J. Evans also took part in the meeting. Tea was provided at the close for all present, and was nicely served by the ladies of the Congregational Church. Warm votes of thanks were accorded to Mrs Edward Davies, and Mrs Herbert Lewis,. PICTUREDROME.-The attendance at this popu- lar place of amusement last week was larger than ever, which is not to be wondered at. Twice the interesting pictures are changed, weekly, and are of the highest class. It is an entertainment your wife or daughter can witness, assured that while it is impossible not to laugh, yet no trace of coursness is shown, being brimful of genuine interest to all. The building, since fires have bean lighted, is very cosy, and the cleanliness of the hall, has left nothing to be desired, A novel go-as-you-please competition this week caused considerable fun, and was won by Mr C. Birch, who impersonated a lady with great skill. This class of competition should meet with great support which it really deserves. From our advertising column will be seen that this week proves that the popular manager, Mr Codman, is ever on the look out for fresh novelties, not only in the way of competition, but up-to- date pictures. Considerately he has yet aside one night specially for the benefit of the Mont- gomeryshire Infirmary funds. Upon this night we anticipate a packed house. On page 7, readers will find the impressions of a Newtown dame faithfully recorded after paying two or three visits to the picturedrome.




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