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Hands Across the Sea.



i WELSHPOOL. [For other Welshpool news see Page 3.] FOR Gans, Rifles, Cartridges, Lamps, Lamp Glasses, Glopes and Mantles, try Wm. Thomas, Ironmonger, Welshpool. [ADVT. GRAND DISPLAY of new goods on show at BowEN'S, the well-known cash drapers, Berriew- street. ALDERMANIC.—24 years as alderman will be completed next Wednesday by Mr G. D. Harrison, whom the Borough Council will re-elect for another six years. PERSONAL.—The Countess of Powis leaves 45, Berkeley-square to-day (Monday) for Pau, where she will winter' She would have gone earlier but for the illness of the Hon. Mervyn Herbert, her youngest child. A WORD TO THE WisE--At a special meeting of the Borough Council last Saturday, hope was expressed that the local contractors would bestir themselves, so that local labour may be employed on the various works required for the National Agricultural show at Welshpool next summer. ANGLICAN ACTIVITY.—An air-gun league was formed last Monday night in connection with the Welshpool Church of England Men's Institute. Ten clubs are expected to take part in this organisation: Weslhpool Institute, Guilsfield, Pool Quay, Castle Caereinion, Four Crosses, Penrhos, Trewern, Buttington, Middletown and Leighton. A DROVER'S DRUNKENNESS.—Police Sergeant J. A. Hughes had a drunk and disorderly case last Friday before Messrs Maurice Jehu and David Lloyd. The defendant, Jeffrey Williams, a drover living in Bowling Grean-lane, was brought up in custody, having been found in Berriew-street the previous night. The Bench imposed a fine of 10s and costs, and allowed defendant a week's grace to pay the money. THE CITY OF GOD." -Should the four walls of the Council Chamber be considered to com- prise a City of God." The thought was sug- gested by the subject under consideration by the Primitive Methodist Christian Endeavourers last Tuesday evening, when Mr Edward Venables, in the course of a paper, said he believed the four walls of the Primitive Methodist Chapel sur- rounded a "City of God." Mrs Maggie Jones was in the chair, and several members took part in the interesting discussion. AFTER THE SERMON.-A novel idea was adopted at the Presbyterian Chapel on Sunday. After the morning service the preacher—Mr Arthur Jones, B.A., of the Theological College, Aber- ystwyth—departed, and the Christian En- deavourers criticised his sermon, which dealt with Personality." Ex-Sergeant Thomas Morgan presided, and the discussion was upheld by Mrs Howell Williams, Mr and Mrs Joseph H. Davies, Miss May Morgan, Miss Doris Reese, Mr Rees James, and Mr W. Evans (Buttington Hall). The opinion was expressed that the natural personality of a teacher exercises greater influence than his intellectual or other attainments. A GOOD WORD FOR WELSHPOOL.—"I am in pretty close touch with the religious and charit- able institutions in the town, and nothing im- presses me more than the wonderful generosity of the people of Welshpool and neighbourhood to all kinds of charitable and religious institutions. It would surprise many people if they knew how much is sent year after year from this town and neighbourhood to all these various institutions." Mr D. J. Jones made this interesting statement last Thursday night as chairman of a foreign missions meeting in the Wesleyan Chapel. He was led to say so by the fact that the Welshpool section of the Severn Valley Wesleyan Mission had last year subscribed over £ 44 towards foreign missions. The Rev. C. A. Sheppard gave an address entitled "Echoes from Afar," and the Rev Alfred Dumbarton, late of Mysore, spoke of mission work amongst gypsies in India. Mrs Challinor sang a solo, and a collection was taken. CORONATION MAYOR CHOSEN.—Aldermen G. D. Harrison and Rowley Morris were the only ab- sentees from a special meeting of the Borough Council, held last Saturday morning to consider the mayoralty and the arrangements for holding the National Agricultural Show next year. Al- derman David Jones moved and Councillor Ed- ward Wyke seconded that Councillor T. J. Evans be elected next Wednesday. They i-poke in flat- tering terms of the manner the Mayor had filled his office duty during the past year, and the Council agreed unanimously. The Town Clerk (Mr C. Pryce Yearsley), however, pointed out that, strictly speaking, according to a recently passed Act of Parliament, a returning Alderman cannot take part in the election of Mayor. so Councillor Dr. R. D. Thomas moved, and Council- lor Dr. F. E. Marston seconded the appointment of of Councillor Evans. The mayor-elect returned thanks and noted what with the Coronation cele- brations and the National Show at Welshpool, it would be an expensive year of office. GRAMMAR SCHOOL OLD Boys.A remark- able scene was witnessed in Berriew-road on Saturday evening, which supplied another testi- mony, if need be, to the popularity of Mr T. Files as headmaster of the Grammar School, The Old Boys" Association, after celebrating their first re-union with a dinner at the White Lion Hotel, ended their pleasant proceedings by chair- ing their old headmaster shoulder-high to the Grammar School. The President (Rev Father O'Pozzi) was unavoidably unable to bo present and preside at the dinner-table, so Mr Fred. Anderson (the Vice-President) occupied the chair, with Mr J. W. France, Oldham, in the vice-chair. The Chairman proposed the health of the Asso- ciation, and referred to the encouraging progress it had made since its formation last summer. The Vice-Chairman proposed in eulogistic terms the toast of the Headmaster, a toast which was cele- brated with great enthusiasm.—In responding, Mr Hiles spoke feelingly of the cordial relations which had always existed between himself and his pupils, and referred to the manner in which the Grammar School maintains its position and numbers. The Association appointed the follow- ing officers for the ensuing year :-President, Rev Father O'Pozzi (re-elected) vice-president, Mr Harry Bushell; secretary, Mr Rex Manford; treasurer, Mr Ronald F. Manford. An enjoyable musical programme was contributed by Messrs J. E. Crabtree (assistant-master at the Grammar School), R. Crabtree, F. E. Anderson, Samuel Manford, S. W. Grand, Harvey Davies, Harry Bushell, Hermann Gregory, Rex Manford, and Ronald Manford. Death of an Old Townsman.—To-morrow (Tuesday) will be buried the mortal re- mains of Mr John Morris, The Foundry, who passed away after a long and painful illness last Thursday forenoon. The de- ceased, wlx) had passed his 74th year, was the eldest son of the late Mr John Morris. His father hailed from the Berriew district, and established a successful ironfounder's business in days when Welshpool was at the height of its commercial activity. Mr John Morris, senior, was in the old days of open voting an energetic electioneer, and figured often as ah outspoken and aggressive town councillor. But his son was of a more retiring disposition, and though sev- eral times invited, never sought municipal honours. The deceased gentleman was senior partner of the firm of Messrs J. and M. Morris, ironfounders and agricultural implement makers, but of recent years ill- health had prevented him devoting that close attention to business which had been characteristic of him in /the prime of life. He was one of the oldest members of the Buck Friendly Society, whose chairman for several years he was. Mr Morris was one of the first governors of the Welshpool County School, and a few years ago his name was added to the roll of borough magistrates, but very seldom sat on the Bench.. The deceased, in years gone by, was recognised in the town as an excellent man to get up a subscription list towards any desirable local presentation or such object. As long as he could, Mr Morris was a regular attendant at St. Mary's Parish Church, where for many years he held office as sidesman. He never took any ac- tive part in political contests, but he was a firm Free Trader. Mr Morris was married twice, first to the only daughter of the late Mr Thomas Rider, a Welshpool townsman there were fourteen children of this mar- riage, and twelve are still alive. His second wife, the daughter of. the late Mr James Hugh, Runcorn, also survives. Much sym- pathy is felt with the bereavement into which the family has been cast by the death of an esteemed townsman. Special sym- pathy is also felt with the two bereaved brothers-Mr William Morris, draper, and Mr Morgan Morris-for the three Morrises used to be almost inseparable.




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