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IHUNTING APPOINTMENTS. I
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. MR. DAVID DAVIES' FOX HOUNDS WILL MEET ON Monday, November 14 Anchor Wednesday, November 16 .Llananno Bridge Friday, November 18.Glanhafren 10-30 a.m. MR. DAVID DAVIES' BEAGLES WILL MEET ON Tuesday, November 15 Staylittle Saturday, November 19 Sychtyn 10-30 a.m.
-om. TWR. I \Y BERTH YN LLOSGI. 02 fyw olygfai'. 0 dryloew ddisgleirdeb Nid ihyfedd oedd i Moses guddio'i wyneb! Hen fynyddDuw mi wela'th ochrau certh Ynsgwridao ddisgleirdeb byw Preswylydd mawr y Berth." Y praidd arweinir i'r porfeydd gerllaw, Tra Moses yetMl fel gan ddieithr law Arweinir hwnt ir myriydd,-Ile ea fyw "Ddysgeidiaeth" drech na'r Aipht-yn Tsgol Lkzw Niddigon Gwybodaethau'r Aipbt" i gyd I wneud Gwaredwr,—hyn nis galhy byd Ei wneud i dragwyddoldeb; rhaid wrtb. Dduw I waredlsrael,-yna digon yw! Matfr berth yn llosgi,—llosgi'n leow:flam- Yn llosgi o Dduw :-ood llosgi yn ddinam Mae'r fangre'n sanctaidd! sanctaidd yw y Berth: A'r.sanctaiddiffiam ddisgleiria yn ei nerth! Arafa'n wylaidd Moses: diosg di Desgidiau ,ngwydd sancteiddrwyddpur Y ffiam dryloew'i bri. Bdarllenydd'yn yr Hydref, edrych ailan a gweli y perthi yn llosgi. Gwel eu dail yn cochi, yn crino, ac yn cwympo i'r llawr. Ti feddylit fod y berth yn cael ei difa gan ryw bryfyn neu ei deifio gan y gwynt oerllyd. Na y bywyd yn y berth syd4 peri i'r dail syrthio. Edrych yn ddigon manol a thi weli mai y ddeilen fyw sydd yn gwthio i ffordd yr -ben ddeilen, daw hithau i'w lie jn y gwanwyn A'r ddeilen grin ni cha hithau ei difa, g.ofelir am dani, hi a newidir ac a ddaw eto yn foddion eynhaliaeth ac yn rhan <?r berth. Erys yr Ydwyf Mawr yn y berth, ac nid oes difa fod lie y mae Ef. ;Fel na choller ydyw hi gydag Ef. Diosgady esgidiau, a dysg addoli Preswylydd y berth. Hynod galonogol i gyfeillion dirwest ydoedd yr areithiau draddcdwyd yn y oyfarfod dirwestol yn y Dtefnewydd. 'Siaradai y ddau Aelod Seneddol ocfdiar argyhoeddiad calon a rhoddent ffaithiau a ffigurau yn dangos y camrau breision a gymera dirwest yn y blaen yn y wlad hon ac laewn gwledydd eraill. Dangosent oddiwrth ystadegau awdurdodedig fel y mae rhif y tafarnau a rhif y rhai a gospir am feddwi yn myned yn llai. Derbynid gyda sirioldeb yr uchel ganmoliaeth a roddid i Mr A. E. Goodwin am ei wasanaeth gwerthfawr i ddirwest yn Calcutta. Hyfryd yw clywed am fechgyn y dref yn gwneud gwaith da yn y gwledydd pel!. Da oedd gen)1f weled y gweithwyr ar yr hen ffordd haiarn o'rOemmes Road i Dinas Mawddwy. Disgwylir gyda rhwyddineb y bydd yn barod i gludo nwyddau cyn y gwanwyn a phobl at ddechreu haf. Teimlir colled fawr ar ei hoi fyth er pan y afodd -ei chau. Pe gellid ei gweithio trwodd i Lanuwehllyn, deuai a'r Bala a ninau lawer nes at ein gilydd a byddai yn fwy tebyg o dalu am dani «i hun. Etallai y gwelir hyny rywbryd. tvllu trwv v mynydd am gryn filldir o ffordd, ond y mae hyny yn 11a wer haws i'w wneud heddyw nac ydoedd yn y blynyddau fu. Ysgrifena T. J. "Erys amser bellach mae y rhan f wyaf o drigolion Llanidloes wedi tyfa allan o'r hen syniadau seetyddol sydd wedi bod yn llyfetheirio pob llwyddiant eglwysig ac eiddo pob rhan o gymdeithas." Gofidia fod ychydig o'r hen surdoes yn aros fel yr amlygir oddiwrth ryw Jythyr bach ymddangosodd y dydd o'r blaen. Dywed T. J. fod sawyafrif pobl ac etholwyr y dref yn siarad yn ddigon yswAla am y llythyr a'i awdwr. Hawdd genyf gredu byny gan mai gwaith yr etholwyr eu hunain ydyw dodi y gwyr yn y Cynghor Trefol sydd yno. Yn eu dwylaw hwy y ojae yr hawl ar awdurdod, gallant enwi y neb a fynont. ac os gall digon o honynt gytuno ar yr un gwr gosodant ef yn gyngorwr am y tymhor, cwyhed a gwyno. Gresynol ydyw yr anesmwythder sydd trwy y wlad gyda llatur. Y dynion yma a thraw yn gwrthod gweithio neu'r perchenogion yn gomedd gadael iddynt, dyna'r newyddion sydd yn britho colofnau y papurau. Yr oeddwn yn gobeithio ei bod yn ddigon o ddydd bellach i gael gwared o'r hen ddulliau yna o ddwyn ymlaen waith y byd. Pertbynant i'r cynoesoedd tywyll a dylent gael llonydd i gysgu gyda'r gweddill o adar y nos, cysgu wna y rbai byny yn y dydd. Colled anadferadwy i bawb, i fyny ac i lawr, yw effaith streic. Ar ol iddi fyned heibio gofynir fel rheol, i ba beth Y'bu y golled hon. Gwelir erbyn byny nad oedd rheswm am dani, enill trwyddi, nac arogl dymunol ar ei hoi. Rhyfedd iawn yw gweled y gweithwyr hefyd yn myned ar streic yn y gauaf. Dyna yr amser y mae y treuliau fwyaf, ac y mae yn rheitiaf cael y cyflog. Yn y gauaf y mae hi anhawddaf i deuluoedd y gweithwyr i fyw ar brinder bwyd tanwydd a dillad. Nid yw o un gwahaniaeth i'r cyfoethog pryd y bydd ei enillion ef dipyn yn llai. Gwna wabaniaeth dirfawr i'r gweithiwr ac i'w deulu. Pabam yntau na threfnant iddynt beidio gweithio yn yr haf? Nid oes angen tanwydd na nemawr ddillad tryd hyny a gellir hefyd wneud ar lai o fwyd. Feddyliwn mai dyna'r adeg i'r gweithiwr ddewis i dreio cadw teulu ynddo heb gyflog. Dywed Mr Arthur Chamberlain, Toll ar fara yw y doll greulonaf ar y ddaear. Pa dlotaf y dyn a pha fwyaf ei deulu, trymaf y gwasga arno. Toll yw ar eisieu bwyd a byddai raid i'r tlawd ei thalu ar bob pryd. Toll ar hen bobl ac ar blant; toll ar nerth Lloegr i'w gwteud yn wanach, toll ar dlodion Lloegr i'w gwneud yn dlotacb. Byddai yn well genyf farw na rhoi fy mhleidlais dros y fath doll. Dywed Dr Macnamara fod lleihad yn rhif derbynwyr cynorthwy plwyfol o 16,348 yn y flwyddyn yn diweddu Awst diweddaf. Daw lleihad eto ar ddechreu y flwyddyn pan gaiff y rhai dros 70 mlwydd oed, ddewisant, dderbyn y flwydd-dal yn lie y cymhoith plwyfol. Rhif y rhai sydd heddyw yn derbyn y flwydd-dal yn Lloegr a Chymru yw tua 460,000; pan gymerir y Deyrnas Gyfunol i mewn daw y rhif tua 700,000, gyda thebygolrwydd y bydd yn llawn miliwn ddechreu y nwyadyn newyaa. rwy an aaycn- mygu faint y cysur a'r tawelwch meddwl sydd oddiwrth y taliadau hyn. Bellach nid baich yw cael hen wr neu hen wraig yn drigianydd mewn tyddyn. Y maent yn fonedd gyda incwm sicr o goron yn yr wytanos. Gewch chwi weled yr a pobl yn fwy hiroedlog yn y blynyddau dilynol. Estynir byd einioes llawer un ac felly a cyfar- taledd oes y boblogaeth yn uwch. Hyny ydyw, oni bydd y moduriaid a'r peirianau ehedeg yn tynu i lawr gymaint neu fwy yn y pen arall. Dadleua pleidwyr Tariff Reform pan roddir toll ar nwyddau ddygir yma o wledydd tramor y gwna y tramorwr dalu y doll, ac, nad aiff y pris yn uwch i'r prynwr. Ar hyn o bryd pa Ffrainc yd o'r o'r wlad hon. Y pris yn Llundain yw A1 10s och, ac yn Paris X2 6s 3c, y chwarter. Felly y mae 15s 9c y chwarter yn uwch yno nac yma. Y doll yw 123 2 £ c, ac nid y gwerthwyr yma sydd yn taln byny eithr y prynwyr yn Ffrainc. Gyda hyny telir 3s 6ch yn rhagor ar dreuliau ac yn elw. Pe yr agorai Ffrainc ei drws i Fasnach Rydd caffai ei phobl yd 12 swllt y chwarter o leiaf yn rhatach ar hyn o bryd. Gallai felly brynu werth cymaint a hyny yn f wy a chaffai y wlad hon werthu mwy. Bydd yn dda i'r rhai sydd am newid cyfundrefn arianol y wlad i gymeryd i ystyriaeth beth ellir wneud yn y ffordd o osgoi talu tollau pan yr amlheir ac y perffeithir y peirianau ehedeg. Drudfawr ac aneffeithiol fydd ceisio cadw gwyliadwriaeth dros yr holl wlad. nos a dydd rhag dyfod o beiriant ebedeg a nwydd i mewn heb dalu y doll arno. Y mae yn ddigon anhawdd cadw ilygad ar y llongau ddelont i mewn, ond mil mwy anhawdd fydd cadw gwyliadwriaeth ar y llongau awyrol allant ddod i ganol gwlad ganol nos. Goreu debygaf pa leiaf y dibyna y Trysorlys ar dollau ar nwyddau. Deuir i weled yn glir yn y man mor ddoeth ydyw y cyfnewidiad i bwyso mwy ar y tir,—ac i'r gofyniad ar hwnw godi fel y bydd ei bris yn codi. Ymddengys byn yn hollol deg. Os bychan yw gwerth y\tir i'r perchenog, ychydig neu ddim raid iddo gyfranu. Os digwydda oodiad yn y pris, ao fel rheol, digwyddiad yw yr hyn sydd yn peri hyny, yna daw y llywod- raeth ar ran y trigolion yn gyffredinol i ofyn am gyfran o'r codiad. Dywedai Dafydd Evans, Ffynhoahenry, am ddau bregethwr, Mae Mr fel llong fawr yn ymddibynu yn gwbl ar 18 hwyliau a'r gwynt; os na fydd y gwynt o'i du, chyffra fe ddim, ond os ca y gwynt, mi aiff. Ond y mae Mr fel steamer ardderchog, nid yw yn ymddibynu ar y gwynt; goreu gyd os bydd y gwynt o'i du, ond y mae'n sicr o pyrhaedd y porthladd, y gwynt o'i du nea beidio." GWTLIWB,
IAMATEUR GARDENERS' COLUJFN.
I AMATEUR GARDENERS' COLUJFN. In responee to numerous requests we have decided to dedicate a column of the 'Expro, I weekly to the interests of the amateur gardener. Hithertc we have incorporated horticultural matters in our "Farmer's Circle," where the farmer will continue to find helpful hints in tending his orchard and garden; but this new column will admit of a more comprehensive treat- ment of the subject, with special regard to the allotment or small private garden, the treatment of soil and seed and plants, according to the season. We invite readers to contribute short paragraphs describing anything of interest, or offering a useful tip," and to regard the oolumn as specially theirs. I am glad to note that in my neighbourhood the rosarian is rapidly multiplying. The rose was always the prime favouiite in my lattle vineyard, and after some years of study I have got together perhaps as choice a collection as one might wish. The great thing in establishing a rosary is to have regard not only to arrangement of colour, but to the habit and growth nud character of particular bushes, such as will ensure an almost continuous bloom from June to October. For this purpose you must have a judicious mix- ture of hybrid perpetuals, hybrid teas, and teas. Study the nurseryman's catalogue, which describes these varieties. I invariably make a choice each autumn aftercarefully comparing the descriptions of the roses in about half-a-dozen catalogues, and although well served by a southern grower, I find the best results are obtained from hushes that have been reared in a northern nursery. It stands to reason that if you bring any kind of plant into a colder clime there must be a doubt as to its doing well The same risk is not attendant upon the introduction of a northern grown rose into southern soil. Hence, I believe, the popularity of the Scotch potato. By all means get roses of a hardy stock. There is nothing uglier or more disappointing in the garden than ill-doing rose trees. Don't you agree ? Now is the time to get year new roses. Those of my readers who are not familiar with the best varieties may be interested to have the names of them. Here are three dozen to choose from. I have grown them all successfully at Newtown, and can confidently recommend them:- A K. Williams (carmine red); Captain Hay- ward (carmine crimson); Fisher Wolmes (rich purple crimson) Merveill de Lyon (pure white) Mrs John Laing (pink)-all hybrid perpetuals. Etoile de Lyon (sulphur yellow); Muriel Graham (cream); Souvenir de Pierre Notting (apricot yellow); White Maman Cochet-all tea scented. Admiral Dewey (light blush); Bardon Job 11" J"8 /It. 1"1 11 (very Drigni- uhujouii, captain unristy (nesn colour); Caroline Testout (bright satin pink); Chas. J. Graham (orange crimson); Dean Hole (silvery carmine) Dorothy Page Roberts (coppery pink); Dr Campbell Hall (coral rose); George C. Ward (orange vermillion); General McArthur (bright crimson); Gladys Harkness (salmon pink); Grace Darling (creamy white and peach) Gustav Grunnerwald (carmine with yellow centre); Gustave Regis (canary yellow); K. A. Victoria (cream); Killarney (flesh-shaded white) Lady Ashtown (pale pink); Liberty (velvety crimson); Madame Abel Chatenay (carmine); Lyon Rose (shrimp pink) Madam Ravary (golden yellow); Marquise Litta (carmine); Mrs John Bateman (deep china rose); Mrs W. J. Grant (imperial pink); Pharisaer (rosy white and salmon); Richmond (red scarlet)—all hybrid teas. One important factor in the production of a satisfying crop of rose blooms is the proper planting of the bushes. First of all the hole must be dug deep and wido enough to admit all the roots into an easy position. There must be no twisting of the roots to make them fit the hole. The hole must be made to fit them Don't forget that, please. And don't dig that hole at all in very wet or frosty weather. Better let the bushes lie in a trench till the ground is workable. Having dug the hole to a depth which will accommodate the roots and the stem on which the rose is grafted-the grafting point should just be under the surface of the soil, and nothing more,—place old cow manure in the bottom, and over that spread a few inches of soil-rich loam or clayey soil—tread the soil hard round the stem, and earth it up to safeguard the grafting against frost. Many people believe in covering the surface of the r63obed with a heavy layer of manure during the winter. I don't. My manur- ing is done in spring, when I dig it in, prepara- tory to carpetting the bed with small plants, and throughout the summer I apply liquid manure of cow dung, Clay's fertilizer, as welt as soap suds and soot water. The rose is a gross feeder, and two year old plants will take as much nourish- ment as you care to administer. They also like it in varied form. Be careful, however, to err on the safe side in this work by making the doses weak. Weak doses and frequent are better than a strong one, and this caution avoids the risk of injuring the plant. Also remember that first year roses will not stand the feeding liked by older ones. During their first year they are making roots. Do not arrest that process by poisoning it. As to soil, the rose takes best to a heavy loam. It does not flourish well in light soil, nor will it yield the best results where there is ground with too much clay. The grower must examine the soil and prepare it accordingly. The necessary pruning, which is done at the end of March, we will discuss later on. What is all-important now is proper planting in proper soil, and planning for effect in colour. These nippy nights have 1 knocked down the begonias, whose bulbs should now be dug up and set in shallow boxes to dry. Do not attempt to remove the stems or the bulbs will be spoiled. In a few days the stems will drop off. The boxes should be set on a warm shelf, or in sunshine, so that they may become perfectly dry. Turn them occasionally, and when they become dry rub off most of the soil and roots, but take care not to damage the skin. When onca properly dried store them away in boxes among dry sand; set the boxes in a cool place, but safe from frost. A warm place is unsuitable, as it starts growth prematurely, and so weakens, or even entirely spoils, the bulbs. Time, also, it is fw: lifting and storing the dahlias. Many people leave the roots in the ground all the year round. Flower they will, of course, but after a kind. If one is ambitious to have the best of flowers one must give them the best of attention. With a fork lift the roots, taking care not to damage the tubers. Remove all the soil with a pointed stick, and lay by for a few days to dry. A dry cellar is the best place to winter them in to keep free from frost. Stand the stems downward, as this helps to keep them from starting into growth too early. r- Regarding the planting of hyacinths, tulips, narcissus, and other spring flowering bulbs, no time should be lost. If very fine blooms be aimed at, good strong (rather than fine) soil must be chosen. Varieties vary so much in the size of the bulbs that it is difficult to say just the exact depth to plant, but a fairly safe rule is to set them so that the tops are about three inches below the surface. The small sorts may be an inch less. If it is intended that the bulbs are to remain in the ground for some years, allow about four inches between them; but if for only a season then an inch less will do. The choice of varieties must be determined by the condition of your purse, but here are a few fine sorts: Hyacinths.—Czar, Peter, King of the Yellows, Baroness Von Thuyll, Grand Blanch, L'Innocence, Gertrude, Regulua. Narcissus.—Sir Watkin, Emperor, Golden Spur, Incomparable, Princeps, Mrs Langtry. Tulips.—Chrysolora, L'Immaculee, Kaisercroon, Duchess de Parma, Rose Gris de Lin, Yellow Prince, Eldorado, Cardinal's Hat. Here endeth my first chapter. Does it interest you? If it does you will become not only a regular reader, but perhaps help me keep up the instructive character of this column by occasional contributions. GODFBET DANIBL.
FOR THE TWELFTH TIME,
FOR THE TWELFTH TIME, 1 Ecstatic Magwr-Making at Montgomery. Councillor Owen Asks Whether They Cannot Make a Mayor Twice a Year. Alderman C. P: Asks Why not Weekly? For the twelfth time Alderman Fairies-Hum- phreys, of the County town, has been invested with the mayoral insignia, and his investiture on Wednesday was more marked by enthusiasm than any previous occasion. If Councillor Henry Cautley had been present he would have found it difficult to add hia quota to the seriec of apprecia. tive speeches, as preceding speakers had vsed up all the conventional words and phrases to express the regard with which they held the worthy alderman. The principal speech came from Councillor Henry Jones, who delivered some well- chosen remarks, then after the mayor-making had come to an end &V the Council and officials found the path to Bank House quite easy of ascent, and there they received a royal and cordial welcome from the popular civic chief, who presided at the banquet. The town clock bad jusc finished the last stroke in the mid-day hour when the retiring mayor announced:—The business, as you know, gentlemen, is the election of a mayor. Mr Henry Jones: It ia a great privilege and pleasure to me to have the honour to propose that Alderman Fairies-Humphreys be again asked to occupy the position of mayor. We are all very much indebted to Mr Fairies-Humphreys, and we have been for many years. As we all know he is the one existing member of this Corporation when first formed, and he has never ceased to be a member of it. He has taken an exceptional interest in the welfare of the public and especially of the borough, and his services to the borough have been more than those of any other member of the Corporation. MAYORS AND MAYORS. Gentlemen, we could make anyone we chose as a mayor, but here we have noone who could fill the office or execute the duties as they have been done by Mr Fairies-Humphreys. He has been mayor now I think 11 times.—[Mr Maurice Owen: 12 in a few minutes.]—During these many years, there have been some very important events tak- ing place such as the Coronation and the Jubilee, and it has been very necessary that we should have a gentleman to represent us who would be a credit to the borough. This I admit is only a small borough, but I think to be Mayor of this historic little borough is quite as great an honour as would be attached to a larger town. There are the same duties to perform, and it is not everyone who could occupy the position in such a dignified manner, and represent us at great functions as Mr Fairies-Humphreys can. There are times when a mayor's duty are not always pleasant; we don't always agree in our dis- cussions, but whenever we digress from the sub- ject of discussion he pulls us up in his courteous manner which can cause us no offence. If we look round at other boroughs we find that every- thing has not been quite so pleasant as here. Another matter for which we deserve credit is the condition of our financial affairs. We are a very good pattern to boroughs overloaded with debt, and a great deal of the credit for our financial position being so good is due to him. Now, gentlemen, I have very great pleasure in pro- posing that Mr Fairies-Humphreys be again appointed Mayor for the ensuing year over this Corporation. COUNCILLOR OWEN CREATES A DIVERSION. Mr Maurice Owen: Well, Mr Mayor and gentlemen, I quite endorse all Mr Jones has said. I really think we could not get a better anywhere than what we have at the present time in office. I have been thinking that he must indeed be veiy highly honoured for Welshpool to volunteer to come here to pay us a visit- The Mavor You must not sav that. Mr Owen. I was only speaking privately. Mr Maurice Owen (to the Press): Just you keep that out then. I am quite satisfied with our present Mayor, and the way he has conducted the business since I have been on the Council. I am sure if we change we should chang9 for the worse. After 40 years' residence he knows all the ins and outs of our little town, he is always willing to help those who require it, and he is always willing to assist in any charitable purpose. Therefore, I endorse all Mr Jones has said, and I am very pleased to second his proposition that the Mayor keep his seat for another year. I only hope he will live long to hold this office; for I don't think that anyone will ever attemnt to hold it so long as we have such a worthy man to do his duties as he is Alderman C. P. Davies begged to endorse what had been said by the previous speakers. They could look back upon everything their Mayor had done with satisfaction, and he was sure that their Mayor was best fitted to represent them at the coming great functions. ALDERMAN DAVIES' RECOLLECTIONS. I believe I am the only one, continued Alderman C. P. Davies, in this room to-day who was on the Council when our Mayor was first made alderman; and after such a successful career in both public and Drivate business we could not have a better man as our Mayor. I hope Mr Fairies-Humphreys will be spared long to enjoy the best health and strength to rule over us for many years to come. Mr C. B. Williams also endorsed. He felt sure that they would be very worthily represented at the Coronation. He also hoped that he would preside over them for many years to come. Mr Mitchell, in further supporting, said that the Mayor was the right man in the right place, and it was impossible for anyone to say too much in his favour. The Mayor: It is rather a difficult thing for me to return thanks to you again on this twelfth occasion. You have certainly been kind enough to give me a great deal of practice in returning thanks for these honours year after year. And yet after all that practice I don't feel that I am equal to expressing my feelings of gratitude to you all here for having again elected me as your Mayor, and for your kindness, courtesy, and con- sideration throughout the whole time I have been a member of this Corporation. Holding this office has never meant any hardship or task at all, but always throughout the greatest pleasure. I have always come to this hall to attend our meetings with a feeling of pleasure, and as though I were going to something which was entirely agreeable to me-agrreeable to me on account of the dis- position of the Corporation. It has been an exceedingly easy matter to preside as Mayor of this Corporation, and I think so for one particular reason, that tne Corporation unaer all circum- stances have always strictly STUCK TO THE BUSINESS and never gone beyond it. It has invariably been the case that we have never meddled with or introduced anything from the outside. There has been no personal feeling and no antagonism. hena business matter has been under discussion we have discussed it. We have very often differed but we have never quarrelled over our differences, and we have invariably arrived at a conclusion, the end of which, I think, has been satisfactory to the inhabitants of this borough. We have done many things in the borough, and we have expended a considerable amount of money, but I think it has been the feeling of every member to take care that the money has been well spent, and the result has been satisfactory, because, as I saw noted in the paper the other day, we had only a debt on this borough of £ 2i, and we have in ad- dition to that a very considerable sum in the bank, sufficient to justify us in having no rates for the last twelve months. Every member of the Corporation has agreed—and I think it is a wise policy-to keep just a little money in hand. There may at any time be an alteration required in the town, or an Act passed by which we have to spend a little more. My principle has always been to keep something in hand, so that in case of emergency we need not be troubled. Well, gentlemen, it has been a pleasant time for me. We have all pulled well together, and, aa far as I can judge, the inhabitants of the borough will all say we have PULLED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. It hap been a very great pleasure indeed to repre- sonv this ancient borough, whose charter dates from 1236, and I shall be very pleased to repre- sent you at the Coronation and also at Carnarvon, and I hope I shall do it to your satisfaction. I desire to return you my most sincere thanks for having elected me on this twelfth occasion and given me an opportunity of being present at these two approaching events. I thank you. gentlemen, for the honour you have done me (applause). Alderman C. P. Davies I think a hearty vote of thanks is due to our Mayor for having presided during these last twelve months. I am sure he looks as well this morning as he did 25 or 30 years ago. Mr Mitchell seconded, remarking that he had always found the Mayor the surest uei safest gentleman to follow. Mr Maurice Owen had something to add. The one thing he liked about the Mayor was that he never thought himself above anybody else, and he I would always greet the poorest person he met in the street. He was also always willing to give way when he saw anyone who could see further than himself. The Clerk: He never does. Alderman C. P. Davios: Never does, sir. The Town-Clerk scores there (laughter). The Mayor briefly responded, remarking that he hoped to meet them often again, not as Mayor only, but as Alderman. He would next year be pleased to become merely a member of the Corporation. Mr Maurice Owen We'll see about that later on (laughter), THANKING THE OFFICERS. The Mayor then proposed a vote of thanks to the officers of the Council, and they had as good a staff of them as any in the county. Not only were they able but they were also very willing, and to him they seemed to be at the beck and call of every member of the Corporation on every occasion. Mr Pryce was their right hand, and he was always ready to do a great deal. Then there was their Medical Unicer (Dr Kirk), who certainly was most attentive to his duties and ready with his advice, and he had given it to them freely with regard to the water supply. Mr Hole had a great deal to do; he was certainly a most efficient and satisfactory surveyor, and he had lately taken an enormous amount of trouble, though the work he had done was not all seen, a great deal of it had been bi^ed, but they could all join in thanking him. As to Mr Tomley, it was hardly necessary to say anything about him, for he not only did useful work in the town, but he took a great deal of interest in the welfare of the rising generation and in all public matters. Mr Turnbull was not present, but he must say he had been very atten- tive to his duties. I Mr Henry Jones seconded, and remarked that without Mr Hole he did not know what they would do, nor how they could repay him for all the trouble he had taken. He hoped when done that it would be a source of great satisfaction to him. MONTGOMERY, AS SEEN BY OTHERS. The Town Clerk (Mr Pryce), on behalf of the officials, responded. If the Corporation con- sidered thanks were due to them in additiop to the salaries [they paid them, then their thanks were also due to the Mayor and Corporation for the kindness and courtesy they had received at their hands. He could not sit down without joining, on behalf of the officers, in the congratu- lations to their worthy Mayor—(applause)—upon his magnificent record which had been added to that day. During the past week he had been re- ceiving letters from different people making en- quiries about the financial position of the borough. For some time he could not make out the mean- ing of the letters, but he found out that it was due to paragraphs which had appeared in the newspapers. One letter came from a man who said he had been unsuccessful where he was, and so he thought he would come and give Mont- gomery a trial—(laughter)—and asking that the Clerk would send him a guide and business directory to the borough. Then he had another letter from a person who said that he understood the borough was so prosperous under the present Mayor that, according to the papers, there were little or no rates raised, and even those were not needed. Not only that, but he understood he could get a four-roomed cottage at Is a week, in- clusive of the rates (laughter). He would like to know whether he could have a larger cottage, say at 2s 6d a week (laughter). He had once lived at Shrewsbury, but he hoped in Montgomery he would not have met with the same trouble of carrying his water from the stand-pipes. The only other condition he laid down was that there must be a Wesleyan chapel in the place (loud laughter). SIR FAIRLES-HU MLPHREY S. Mr Maurice Owen: I only hope that at this time next year our worthy Mayor will have another name-Sir Fairles-Humphre.Ts (applause). Alderman C. P. Davies: And, personally, I should like him to be made a freeman of the borough. The Clerk now announced that a telephone message had come from Dr Marston stating that by a unanimous resolution the Welshpool Town Council had decided to come and accompany them to Church a week on the following Sunday. Mr Maurice Owen I should be very pleased if we made our worthy Mayor a freeman of this borough, and I should like to bring it on at the next meeting. The Mayor: One moment, gentlemen, please. Dr Marston called on me last night to say that the Corporation of Welshpool would propose to attend here in honour of the Mayor and Corporation on the Mayor's Sunday, and attend us to Church. This was not an official communi- cation. I told Mr Pryce to let them know that we considered they were doing us a very great honour. Since then Mr Pryce has been in com- munication with Dr Marston, and he learns that a unanimous vote has been carried that they should attend here on Mayor's Sunday. We had fixed the Mayor's Sunday for next Sunday, but after receiving this very courteous communication I think we must re-arrange that, and I shall be very pleased to accept any proposal of the Corporation t, attend on Sunday week. I think it most kind and considerate on their part, and I hope we shall give them a very hearty reception. It was accordingly decided to alter the date to suit the visit of the Welshpocl Mayor and Corporation.
LLANBISTER. M P., RICHARD MORRIS, of Lower Caerfaelog, Llanbister, Radnor, who died on 30th June last, left estate of the gross value of .£4323 15s 3d, with net personalty £ 592 3s 6d. and probate of his will has been granted to Mr James R. Morris, of the same address, farmer, son of the testator, and Mr Wm. Thomas, of Castle Pren, Llanbister Road, Llanddewy, Ystradenny, farmer.
KERRY. 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. RICKARDS, 30, Bridge-street, Newtown. FOXHOUNDS.—The United Pack met at Bryn- llywarch Hall on Saturday week, when there was a large field. Mr G. D. Harrison generously sup- plied refreshments to the sportsmen. Favoured with ideal weather a move was made for Dolforgan Pineatum, where a fox was early disturbed. The music of the hounds re-echoed through the valley, but Reynard was not to be caught napping, for, doubling on his tracks, he eluded his pursuers. Early in the hunt, what might have proved a serious accident, befel Mr Beamond, of Sam. While riding up Weston fields, Mr Beamond's valuable mare collapsed under him, fixing the rider for some time under her dead body. Upon being released it was found that Mr Beamond was considerably shaken, but otherwise unhurt. He was conveyed home by motor.
Wrexham Horse Sales. Messrs Frank Lloyd and Sons are selling in the North Wales Repository, Wrexham, on Wednes- day and Thursday next, November 16th and 17th, 600 horses of all classes. The first day's sale includes 250 high-class hunters, many noted per- formers, match pairs, single harness horses, cobs and ponies. Thursday's sale comprises 350 powerful town mares and geldings, active lurry and vanners from the Welsh hills, and young geldings and fillies; included in this day's sale is the annual draft of 14 mares and geldings from Messrs George Adams & Sons, Faringdon, Berks., being for unreserved sale. Mr. David Davies' Hunt Committee. The following additional representatives have been appointed by Mr David Davies' Hunt Com- mittee, and applications for compensation in their respective districts should be made to them: —Penstrowed: Mr Johc Francis, Tymawr, Caer- sws. Aberhafesp: Mr Andrew, Garreglwyd, Aberhafesp. Mochdre Upper: Mr Thos. Lewis, Kinooed, Mochdre. Llandinam Lower Mr Mal- colm Kinsey. Maesmawr, Caersws. Trefeglwys Lower: Mr Williams, Bwlchyllyn, Oakley Park. Llanwnog (Weeg) Mr David Evans, jun., Ffrydd, Caersws New Mills Mr David Howells, wheelwright, New Mills. Carno Upper: Mr Jones, Pwll-llydan, Carno.
RHONDDA MINERS' RIOTS.
RHONDDA MINERS' RIOTS. Stones v. Police Truncheons. Mounted Constables Called Out. Extraordinary scenes were witnessed in the Rhondda Valley on Menday in connection with the coal miners' strike. Showers of stones, aimed at the police, called out the truncheons of the constabularv. with the result that: .J- c ——" VI a hundred rioters and a considerable number of police were badly hurt. Four thousand men marched to the Llwynpia pit, and the youthful portion made a rush towards the gates where the police kept guard. Their purpose was to reach the electric power-house, eject the men in charge, and then stop the machinery. After the police had withstood repeated rushes, stone-throwing began, and stand- ing in the full IZlare of the ele>otrir» HcVif H, --t)- &.IC' police were clear targets. Many wore severely hit, and their weakened ranks prompted another rush, this time a successful one. The strikers had forced a way within the gates just when police reinforcements came. Then the polioe made a truncheon charge, and drove the crowd outside and down the road. But from a crowd of miners on an elevated part came a continuous volley of stones. At the head of about 120 police, with truncheons drawn, Capt. Lindsay (the Chief Constable) made a charge up-hill. The strikers bolted, but not before many of them received severe punishment from the batons. Again and again the strikers re-formed, and all night the situation was an apprehensive one. A second attempt was made to storm the power-house, but without success. 100 STRIKERS INJURED. Much damage was seen to have been caused when daylight arrived, by which time further reinforcements of police had come on the scene. As the manager of the pit subsequently explained, if the power-house had been destroyed the horses in the pit would have been suffocated and a large part of the pit flooded. Tuesday night witnessed a renewal of the dis- turbances. Another assault upon the pit and another police charge, shop-smashing and looting, created a sensational situation. All the shops in the centre of Tonypandy are absolutely wrecked, and something like a hundred strikers have had to be surgically treated for injuries. Contingents of police were rushed in from the surrounding districts, and finally orders were given for the military. Writing from Tonypandy on Wednesday night, a correspondent says The sounds of civil war ceased during the day. After a short seven-mile ride up the valley from Pontypridd the squadron ot cavalry came clatter- ing into the wrecked streets of Tonypandy this morning. They were 200 strong, belonging to the 18th (Queen Mary's Own) Hussars, under the command of Major Burnett, and were accompanied by Brigadier-General C. F. N. Macready and Col. M. C. Curry, and Lieut.-Col. H. A. Phillips, com- manding the troops in the Cardiff district. Here they come at last," was the cry of a crowd of people who had walked down the valley to meet them. PIT-GATES BESPATTERED WITH BLOOD Tonypandy this morning presented the appear- ance of a town that had been bombarded by guns. Stone walls had been overthrown, and the road that was leading to the Glamorgan pit gates was bespattered with blood. There were blood stains on the walls in the town and even inside the looted shops. The damage done in the five hour's ransacking last night was amazing. It looks like a Macedonian town that bad been looted by the Bulgarians. Unable to storm the Glamorgan Pit, the strikers became incensed at the police resistance at the colliery gates, and determined, to use the language of one of the shopkeepers, who told me his premises had been ransacked to the extent of nearly XI,OW, to have the time of their lives," and directed their forces on the buildings in the main thoroughfare. Early this morning men were going through the streets collecting the tens of wreckage. Broken glass glistened in the first streaks of day- light, and the sounds of hammering denoted that the shopkeepers were still busy in a vain endea- vour to repair the fronts. One chemist who had made up bandages and administered free doses of medicine to the injured earlier in the conflict was rewarded by having six of his windows broken and all his fittings and drug samples stolen. THE TRAMP OF SOLDIERS. Another shopkeeper suffered the loss of nearly all his boots and shoes, and escaped with his wife by a back door, while the front of the shop was being smashed. Tobacco shops were also looted. The streets of Tonypandy have sounded all day with the tramp of soldiers and police. In addi- tion to the Glamorgan Constabulary and the rein- forcements from Bristol there are now about 300 men belonging to the Metropolitan force either patrolling the streets or guarding the pits. A hundred of them arrived by an early train this morning, and shouldering bags and portmanteaus marched through the streets to the skating rink, where they are billeted. There is little doubt that the first detachment arrived at a very critical time last night, although almost all the ransacking had been done. In Pandy-square, where neaily all the shops are wrecked, no one saw a policeman for three hours, until they came marching six abreast with soldierly stride. One of the first things they did after the reign of terror was over at midnight was to help the sweepers to clear up the wreckage."
NEW MILLS. BAND OF HOPE.-The opening meeting of the 1910-11 session of the Band of Hope, in connection with Beulah C M. Chapel was held on Monday evening. The chair was occupied by the Presi- dent, Rev D. B. Edmunds, and an interesting programme was well sustained by the following: Agnes Jones, Lily Jones, Florrie Davies, Flossie Evans. May Howells, Dora Jones, Arthur Jones, Misses J. Oliver, M. Buckley, Mary Davies, Maggie Davies, Messrs T. C. Andrew, R. E. Hamer, A. O Jones, and the Band of Hope Glue Party. The accompaniments were played by Miss L. Davies (Caecoch), and Mr A. O. Jones. New pledges were taken at the close of the meeting. The officers elected for the ensuing session are— President, Rev D. B. Edmunds; secretary, Miss, Thomas, Post Office; treasurer, Mr D. Davies, Fronoleu.
LLANGYNOG. EVENING SCHOOL.—An evening continuation school was opened in the Council School about the middle of October, and has proved very successful. Mr Reese, C.M., acts as head teacher. The following are the numbers attending in the different subjects Practical arithmetic, 28; temperance and hygiene, 28; geography, 28; domestic science, 10; needlework, 10; English and Welsh Grammar, 19; literature, 19; music. 29. Hygiene and temperance are taught by means of objects, charts, experiments, and lantern lectures. Geography is also taught, mostly by means of lantern lectures, with coloured views of the countries taken. Mrs Reese takes needlework and domestic subjects, whilst the Rev O. R. Owen assists with practical and theoretical music. PORULI-R LECTURES.—I he Evening School Committee has arranged for a course of lectures on popular subjects during the winter months. The first lecture was delivered by Professor Phillips, M.A., Bala College, and was greatly appreciated. The audience was large and in- terested in the subject, viz., Myths." Mr G. Eyre Evans, Inspector of Welsh monuments, delivered the second lecture on A tramp through the Tanat Valley." rhe school was well filled, and the lecturer kept the audience interested for over an hour. The graphic description of local antiquities was much appreciated, and it was most instructive. Mr H. Maker proved a genial and efficient chairman. The next lecture will be delivered by the Rev Silyn Roberts, Festiniog. The lectures are free, and the expenses are defrayed by private subscriptions, and the arrangements are in the hands of Messrs J. O. Reese, Council School, Roberts Richarde, B.A. and Rev O. R. Owen. Bron fienn.
I It is definitely stated that the date originally fixed for the execution of Crippen has been alterpd to Wednesday, the 23rd inst. Mr Newton, the condemned man's solicitor, has drafted a petition to the Home Secretary, submitting grounds for the view that grave doubt exists as to Crippen's guilt. ID America a Philadelphia lawyer is secur- ing notoriety with a story to the effect that Belle Elmore is in hiding in Chicago Another vankee firm is securing a wide advertisement by offering £ 10,000 reward for the production of Bella Elmore.
CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS ANNOUNCEMENTS. FOOTBALL & HOCKEY PARTIES. SPECIAL EXCURSION FACILITIES are offered -to the above Parties s (Minimum 10 Passengers). -w-d the Secretaries are invited to communicate with the Traffic Manager for fall particulars. "No U. T." BAZAAR, ABERYSTWYTH, November 15th, 16th and 17th. I ON THE ABOVE DATES CHEAP EXCURSION TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED TO ABERYSTWYTH, FROM -NEWTOWN. FOOTBALL MATCHES, NOVEMBER, 1910. AT GOODISON PARK: EVERTON T. BLACKBURN ROVERS November 19th. AT ANFIELD ROAD: LIVERPOOL v. MANCHESTER 'UNITED November 26th. MANCHESTER CITY v. NOTTS ,-FORE ST November 19th. MANCHESTER CITY Yo OLDHAM ATHLETIC. November 2bth. DAY EXCURSION" TICKETS WO LIVERPOOL & MANCHESTER, From NEWTOWN on these Dates. MANCHESTER RACES, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, November 24th, 25th and 26th. LEAGUE MATCH—MANCHESTER CITY v. OLDHAM A., November 26th. ON EACH OF TEE ABOVE DATES CHEAP DAY TICKETS Will be Issued to MANCHESTER, From NEWTOWN by 6-57 A.m. Train. BIRMINGHAM CATTLE & POULTRY SHOW, NOTEMBER 26th to DECEMBER 1st. BIRMINGHAM RACES, November 28th & 29th. ON MGNDAY, November .28th, On TUESDAY, November 29th, On WEDNESDAY, November 30th, DAY & PERIOB TICKETS will be issued TO BIRMINGHAM, From NEWTOWN, MONTGOMERY, Ac. EVERY MONDAY, THURSDAY, AND SATURDAY DURING NOVEMBER, and Until Further Notice, DAY EXCURSION TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED TO LIVERPOOL & MANCHESTER From NEWTOWN by 6-57 a.m. Train. Third Class Return Fare, 4/9. EXCURSIONS TO LONDON. ROTAL AGRICULTURAL HALL: STANLEY CYCLE SHOW, November 11th to 19th. CRYSTAL PALACE: POULTRY SHOW, November 15th to 17th. i ON TUESDAY, Nov. 15th, for 2, 3 or 5 Days, EXCURSION TICKETS Will be Issued TO LONDON (EUSTON), FROM NEWTOWN, MONTGOMERY, &c. EVERY THURSDAY & SATURDAY DURING NOVEMBER And until Further Notice, .I DAY EXCURSION TICKETS Will be Issued to WOLVERHAMPTON and BIRMINGHAM, LEAVING NEWTOWN at 8-25 a.m. Third Class Fares for the Double Journey to Wolverhampton, 3/9. To Birmingham, 4/3. Full Particulars of the above Excursions can be had at the Stations CBAS. L. CONACHER, Oswoatry November, 1910. Traffic Manager. I In the | I Pink of Condition Bis an unusual sensation for j most people, whereas it should j be the ordinary, every-day | | state of health. Indeed the | majority of folk are so accus- g | tomed to what may be called "half health" that anything like real fitness would be for | them a special and rather rare | experience. It is, however, a g great and mischievous error | ■ to imagine that perfect health j is something unattainable. | i I | Thanks to s the splendid properties of what g has been called the World's ] I Premier Medicin^. perfect health and capacity for the duties and pleasures of life are within reach of most people. Get that truth well planted in your understanding, and never be satisfied until you are in the pink of condition, which will be in an astonishingly short Get that truth well planted in your understanding, and never be satisfied until you are in the pink of condition, which will be in an astonishingly short time after you begin to take I Beecham's Pills j B Sold everywhere in boxes, h price Illi (56 pills) & 2/9 (163 pill-). Iod.i a. -¿ HAVE YOU HAD A COPY of the 2d. Guide to Newtown F—Write for one to the 'Express' Office. PASSENGER TRAIN ALTERATIONS FOR NOVEMBER, 1910. With the following exception there will be no alterations in the running of this Company's trains for November, and the Time Tables dated October will therefore remain in force. The 11-5 a.m. train from Paddington (1-10 p.m. ex Birmingham, Snow Hill) will run as under:— Dolgelley, dep. 4-40 p.m. Barmouth, arr. 5-10 p.m. CHAS. L. CONACHER, Oswestry, Oct., 1910. Traffic Manager. MONEY. DEAR SIR or MADAM,—Are you requiring a prompt and Private Cash advance P If so, you cannot do better than write for my terms, free of charge. I lend .£10 and upwards at Lowest Interest and Payments, upon N ote-of-Hand, or on Policies, Deeds, etc. You can rely upon straight dealings and strict privacy. Write at once (in strict confidence) to F. W. HUGHES, "Silver- dale," 63, Kingswood-road, Moseley, Birmingham. —————————————————————————————— One of Pentrerhedyn Street, Many. Machynlleth, Oct. llth, 1910. To PHILLIPS' MUSIC SALON, Newtown. GENTLEMEN,— I am pleased to inform you that the NEW PIANO gives every satisfaction to all concerned. Its Tone and Case-appearance is highly praised. Yours respectfully, Rev. D. H. HUGHES, Correspondent. Machynlleth Council School