The Coming Fight. Although suddenly bereft of a candidate at the -eleventh hour, the Liberal Party in the Boroughs will have no difficulty in securing a suitable cham- pion. Indeed, the only difficulty likely to con- front the Executive at its meeting on Tuesday is the choice of the best from amongst a number of excellent men. The names of several prominent local Liberals have, of course, found spontaneous mention, and no doubt a local gentleman will command favour. Handicapped by an unfortun- ate situation, the party is, nevertheless, confident of victory. On this occasion Liberals will be thoroughly united in the fight round a candidate of its own heart, which fact represents an immense -advantage over the adverse conditions experienced last January, when many Liberal votes were with- held from the support of a doubtful claimant. The party organisation will require little labour to bring it up to fighting trim, and this will be speedily accomplished after the selection of a candidate. The Tory canvasser is already active in the interests of Col. Pryce Jones, but the silence of County Tories indicates a walk-over for Mr. David Davies. Rumour is rife with the name of Mr. Sidney Heap, of Mellington Hall, but we hardly imagine the Tory party will take the field with a ■candidate less popular than Mr. Arthur Williams Wynn, whose overwhelming defeat enabled them to realise the invincibility of County Liberalism.
HOW THE NEWS WAS RECEIVED. Correspondents in the six towns which consti- tute the Montgomery Boroughs" have sent us aooounts of how the tidings of the retirement of Sir J. D. Rees was received. It will be observed that at least one feeling wa3 general. LLANFYLLIN. The news of Sir John's resignation from the Liberal party did not come as a surprise to local Liberals, and the utmost satisfaction is felt that this step has now been taken. Your readers will recollect that Mr Rees at the last election, when he visited Llanfyllin in support of his candidature, met with rather an hostile reception, and was questioned rather severely upon several of his speeches in the House. It was only by strong pressure put upon them by the local Liberal leaders that several supporters were got to vote for him. It is quite an open secret here that if he had been selected as candidate for the forth- coming election he would not have had the united support of the Liberals, more particularly the members of the Young Liberal League. LLANIDLOES. The news of the resignation of Sir J. D. Rees was greeted with feelings of surprise and satis- faction by the Llanidloes Radicals. Small groups of leading Radicals discussed the matter en the streets, but with smiling and not dis- appointed countenances. The townspeople en- tered heartily into the discussion, and the photos of the Borough Member were immediately -removed from the place of honour in the homes of the people. Interviewed subsequently the chief Radicals expressed their complete satis- faction at the turn of affairs. Sir John did not represent the Llanidloes Radicals. His views were not theirs, and his action did not translate them. They could now, although the time was short, look round for a good man with strong views, who would back up, and not hinder, the action of the party leaders in Parliament. The ehoice of a local man was very much favoured. They felt that the time was too short for a stranger to become acquainted with the electorate, and, moreover, that a strong local man would put the issue beyond doubt. NEWTOWN. There was only one word to describe the faces of the Liberals when they heard of Sir J.D's aarrgnder—beaming. Everyone of the liberal caste, beamed with satisfaction for they foresaw rooks ahead if their present member clung to his ..stituency. Some rather ungenerous remarks were made, but the majority agreed that he had taken the honourable course. Sir John Rees was always admired in the boroughs, and many •f lus greatest admirer* were thoee who boasted 1t\u ribbons at election time, but he was never in the aeoeptable sense of the word—popular. The ceaeral feeling among Liberals at the news of tie ggeession wae-H for this relief, much thanks." Bvflcyone was unprepared for the tidings, but it all the mere aooeptable on that account. A great difficulty has been solved, for the borough member never satisfied the aspirations of Radical asonons in the progressive oamp, and his attitude te Labour and Labour questions has exasperated tke few constituents in the County who have aoeialgtic leanings. MICKYNLLETH. "J. D. Rees has resigned" was the greeting which nearly everybody met with as soon as the news reached the town, and it can be imagined what a shock it was to all whose sympathies are with the present Liberal administration. It came as a shock to put it as mild as possible. Some of the ardent supporters expressed themselves in language which even "Golfers" would shun, at the same time expressing also their regrets in losing a representative of such character and attainments. One well-known magistrate ex- pressed himself as being "flabbergasted" and ethers found words more convincing but less parliamentary. There can be no doubt but that the event has caused much disquietude and the fmture electoral events in the Boroughs are full of possibilities. Liberals and Conservatives alike admire Sir J. D. Rees, both for bis geniality and learning, and what is a loss for the one is a gain for the other, and there can be no question that whatever banner Sir John may adopt, he will be an asset well worth having. WELSHPOOL. H D. J." ON "J. D."—Last Saturday's "Man- chester Guardian" contained the following local interview with regard to the political sensatiou in the Montgomery Boroughs: "Mr. D. J. Jones, leader of the Liberals in the Borough of Welsh- pool, shed some interesting light on the relations of Sir John Rees and the party. I It is a good thing the resignation .has come,' he said. It will pave the way for a united front. Hitherto he had not done anything sufficiently bad to justify us in expelling him. It is always a difficult matter to kick a man out. At the last election we would have liked Mr. Humphreys-Owen to have fought the boroughs, but we could not kick Sir John Rees out. Moreover, I have a letter that I can show you which indicates that if we had not adopted him he would have forced a three-corner contest.' Asked what he thought of the terms of Sir John Rees letter of resignation and his attack on Mr. Lloyd George, Mr. Jones described it as most rep- rehensible, and remarked: When a man allows Mr. Lloyd George to visit the Boroughs, as he did at the last election, and raise that enthusiasm which was just sufficient to get him in, it is any- thing but gratitude to turn upon that gentleman and use such epithets MONTGOMERY. The news of Sir J. D. Rees* letter to Mr Hug Lewis, was received in .the County Tofrn a1 an early hour on Friday morning. Itsreceptionwas one of relief by tbo local Libwrals and of jubilation by the Tories. The latter tp-iing is due to the fact that Sir Jehu has succeeded better at Montgomery than Hay previous Liberal Caodidate. Liberals on the other liand feared that his views en present policies will not be found acceptable to the party in a contest where every effort will be needed and a candidate wholly and sincerely at one with the Government.
-.tl GOLF.—On Thursday Welshpool played Shrews- bury at Shrewsbury, an 1 the r1.me tesulted in a win for the home team by seven matches to one. I The scores wereras follows:— Welshpool. T B Bardwell 0 H C Holmes 0 Capt Westby 0 T Hiles 0 J Lane J 0 H Harper 1 T S Collinson 0 Pro Hockey 0 Shrewsbury. G Child Freeman ,1 R D Thompson 1 G Seers 1 ] Woodriffe 1 G V Lewis 1 B L Mylins d) V Williams .p". 1 Pro Lewis 1 The Rev John Hugh Edwards (formerly of Newtown) wires us that he bus liken unanimously selected aa Liberal candidate lor the Brixton Division (London).
LLANIDLOES. SCHOOLS OLOOBD.The elementary schools are closed, owing to the epidemic of measles which has broken out in the town. The infant depart- ments of the Sunday School were closed on Sunday last. "THE POSSIBILITIES UNDER A SHABBY COAT." —This was the title of a poputar lecture given at the Congregational Chapel on Friday evening by Rev T. Eynon Davies, London. Mr Edwd. Jones presided over a good audience. The proceeds went towards the church funds. REV. W. O. JONES, of Aber Bangor, delivered an interesting lecture in Welsh at the Welsh Wesleyan Chapel on Wednesday evening, entitled "Cariad a Phriodus" ("Love and Marriage "). The collections were in aid of the Cefn Church Funds. The chair was occupied by Mr Thomas Jones, Glynn. LICENSE TRANSFERRED.—Before Alderman Ed. Davies, at the Police Court, on Friday morning, the transfer of the license of the Bear's Head, Long Bridge-street, from Mrs M. E. Morgan to Elizabeth Brady, of Welshpool, was allowed. The new landlady has assisted her mother for 12 years in a licensed house in Welshpool. II MusIC.u.The prize of 21s offered for the best instrumental quartette, at the competitive meeting at Rhayader, on Thursday, was won by a party from Llanidloes, viz', Messrs Emrys Hughes (conductor), S. Ingram, B. Smith, and H. Ashton. Mr Emrys Hughes won the first prize for an in. strumental solo, and the first prise for an instru- mental duet was carried off by Messrs H. Ashton and L. Ingram. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY.—On Wednesday, before Messrs Edward Davies, R. George, and J. R. Morris, John Owen, of Caenycoed, Llanidloes, was fined 10s (inclusive) for having been drunk and disorderly on the previous night.—P.S. Lewis said that defendant was by the Old Market Hall, drunk and disorderly. He tried to get him to go home, but he refused, and he was taken to the Police Station.-P.C. Pugh corroborated. SUNDAY GOLF.-At the last annual general meeting of the St. Idloes Golf Club, an addition to the club rules that Sunday golf be prohibited' was discussed. It was decided that the matter be balloted upon, and ballot papers were circu- lated amongst the members on Saturday last, and a fortnight was allowed for consideration, the papers to be handed in on the 30th inst. There is little doubt that the new rule will be carried. GOLDEN WEDDING.—Mr and Mrs Edward Lewis, of Picton-street, will celebrate the 50th year of their marriage on Thursday next. Mr Lewis is 72 and Mrs Lewis is 71, and both are in receipt of Old Age Pensions. Mr Lewis is a red hot radical of the old school, and his enthusiasm is not dimmed by old age. Last election saw him well to the fore in the fight, and during the com- ing struggle he will, no doubt, take an active part. Mr and Mrs Lewis will be the recipients of congratulations all round. BILLIARD TOURNAMENT.—The end of the Library Billiard Tournament was reached on Friday night, the finalists being Messrs. Willie Brunton and Offie Jones. The game was 200, Brunton conceding his opponent 50. The room was crowded, and an interesting and exciting game was witnessed. Offie Jones, who is di- minutive and youthful, played up strongly, but by superior play Brunton won by a margin of 26. The first prize was a gold medal, second prize a silver medal, and third prize a cigarette case, which was won by Mr Ernie Morgan.
MOCHDRE. I PERSONAL.—Mr Archie Inglis, according to the Natal papers, received a most enthusiastic wel- some by his numerous friends at Hillarus, after his return from a six months' leave. His many friends here will be pleased to learn that he has received the important post of claims inspector in the general manager's office of the South African Union Railways, and has been removed to Johannesburg to undertake the many duties of his office. INTERESTING WEDDING.-On Monday week, being the occasion of marriage of Mr David Evans and Miss Charlotte Francis, two well- known and highly respected local residents, the village of Mocbdre was en feta. The ceremony was performed in the Parish Church, where a large congregation and full choir were assembled. The service was choral. As the bride entered the church, accompanied by Mr Fred Maddocks, of Merthyr, who subsequently gave her away, the choir sang the hymn The voice that breathed o'er Eden." The bride was tastefully attired in an amethyst costume with hat to match, and long two stolp, and wore a gold photo pendant, the gift of the bridegroom. Miss Beatrice Tilsley, niece of the bride, acted as bridesmaid, and was becomingly dressed in a dark grey costume with a black and white hat, and wore a gold bangle, the gift of the bridegroom. They both carried hand- some bouquets of white chrysanthemums, lilies of the valley, and oarnations. Mr J. E. Lewis, Kincoed, performed the duties of beat man. After the ceremony was over the bride and bride- groom were subjected to showers of confetti and rioe, and left immediately by motor-car for South Wales, where the honeymoon will be spent. The seating of the large congregation assembled in the church was most efficiently carried out by Mr Arthur Lewis, Penygraig. When the merry peal of the church bells and the booming guns had oeased, the children of the church day and Sunday schools, the members of the choir, and the friends of the bride and bridegroom retired to the school- room, where they were entertained to tea by the generosity of the bride and bridegroom. Owing to the large number present the tea was carried on till six o'clock, when the Vicar proposed the toast of the bride and bridegroom, and called for three cheers, which were heartily given. Mrs Lewis, Kinooed, Mrs E. Morris, Penthryn, and Mrs J. J. Roberts, Vicarage, presided over the tables, and were ably assisted by Mrs Inglis, Mrs Jeremiah Morgan, Mrs David Orrells, Mrs Thomas Evans, Miss Gertrude Lewis, etc. A large num- ber of presents were received, which were costly and useful.
The Montgomery Boroughs. TO THB EDITOR OF THB EXPRESS & TIKES.* Sir,—The news that Sir J. D. Rees has retired from the field will be received by a large number of the more ardent Liberals with feelings of relief and satisfaction. After the experience of the last election, I think it is the best thing that could have happened. It is no time to recriminate now. The question that presents itself to every patriotic Liberal is: How can the constituency be saved to the party of Progress and Reform at this epoch- making election ? I have one suggestion to make —that Mr. David Davies, the County Member, be asked to stand for the Boroughs. I have two reasons for this proposal :-1 The Election has come upon us like a thief in the night; there is no time for a new man to make himself known in the constituency, and this is all-important in these Boroughs where the balance of parties are so equal. 2. Mr. David Davies is well known in all the Boroughs, and is probably more popular (if he can be) in the towns than he is in the county. If he could be prevailed upon to champion the cause in the Boroughs it is almost a moral cer- tainty that he would carry it to a triumphant issue and place these vacillating boroughs in a position they have not been in for many years. Mr. Humphreys-Owen would make a good and suitable candidate to take Mr. Davies's plase in the County, following naturally in the footsteps of his much revered father. He would easily hold the County and would be returned by a good majority. Momentous issues are at stake. Let not petty rivalries or conventionalism jeopardise a seat that can be saved by exercising a little tact and loyalty. -YourL,, etc., Llanidloes, Nov. 18. A PATRIOTIC LIBERAL.
TERRIERS v. ABERYSTWYTH TOWN.- On Saturday, the Terriers journeyed to Aberystwyth to play the Town team for the Welsh Senior Cup. Aberystwyth took the field before a large gate with one man short, but the ball had hardly been kicked off before they raced off and Griffiths put the ball in the terriers' net. The terriers, however, were not down-hearted, and before many minutes bad passed, a goal was scored in their favour through an individual effort by T. Evans. Once more Aberystwyth raced down the field and within the space of a few minutes, Griffiths scored two more goals for Aberystwyth, and another in their favour by J. Jones. Aberystwyth who played with ten men, were reinforced by Oswald Green just before half time. No further scoring took place during the first half. In the second half, the terriers bucked up, and the Aber goalkeeper had his hands full. The final goal was scored in favour of the terriers, shortly before time by Norman Jones. W. Parry played his usual excellent game at back for the terriers, and H. Edwards worked hard at left half. New- town goalkeeper, Llewelyn Edwards, brought off some be saves.
MACHYNLLETH. THJiJ PROPOSED COUNTY ASYLUM.—The Board of Guardians, on Wednesday, heard a letter read from the Forden Union inquiring whether in the event of the Forden Workhouse being converted into an asylum, a number of inmates could be accommodated at Machynlleth, and on what terms. The Board postponed consideration of the question. MATRIMONIAL.—On Monday, at the Register Office, the marriage took place of Mr William Pugh, Tanybryn, Eglwysfach, to Miss Hannah Davies, Henhafod, Taliesin. On the same day and place, Mr Owen Roger Williams, Dolfonddu, Llanwrin, was married to Miss Margaret Jane Jones, Factory, Carno. NATIONAL SCHOOLS.—The annual examination took place on Tuesday by the Rev R. Jones, dio- cesan inspector. He expressed satisfaction with the work done both in the mixed and infants' department. The Rev C. P. Lloyd (rector), with Mr Edmund Gillart and Dr A. O. Davies (mana- gers), were present. A PARENTAL THREAT.—At the Rural District Council, on Wednesday, a letter was read from Isygarreg Parish Council complaining of the bad condition of the road from the old Llyfnant bridge to Derwenlas. and it was suggested that the old bridge should be rebuilt. Parents threat- ened to remove their children to a school in another county.—Mr Lewis Lewis did not think the bridge required rebuilding, as there was not much traffic, although it separated two parishes and two counties. A new bridge had been erected across the river.—The Surveyor said the road had been attended to, and the question of the bridge was deferred. MINUS Two LIMBS.—At the Board of Guardians on Wednesday, application was made for a grant of JB2 10s towards providing a man with a wooden arm. This unfortunate man is also minus a leg as the result of an accident while working upon the construction of the Cambrian Railways. Be- sides being able to earn a little, he had also 19s 3d weekly as compensation. In supporting the application, Mr Richard Jones said it was not a case of destitution, but the man deserved sym- pathy because of his efforts to maintain himself under great disadvantages. There were many people who did not try to work and made them- selves necessitous in order to obtain relief.—Mr John Evans: This is not a place for sympathy, but for cases of necessity.—The application was not granted. AN INTERESTING STATEMENT.—Writing on the Pennal road to the Rural District Council, Mr Anwyl, Lligwy, stated that he found the work which should be done to the road past Gwerniago and Cefncaer this winter, in addition to what he had already done this year, was a great deal more than he could undertake. He suggested that a committee should be appointed to see what he had done and what needs doing, and report as to the advisability of increasing the grant of C5 made to him. He had spent a large sum of money on the road by which others received benefit, and he had done good service to the rate- payers of Merioneth in stopping the carrying of excessive loads. He had also tried to get atten- tion paid to this serious question in Montgomery- shire, but so far in vain. He knew where illegal loads were now hauled daily.—At the Council meeting, on Wednesday, Mr Owens said the road was as flat jas a table, and there was not much traffic. He proposed that the letter should be re- ferred to the Parish Council.—This was agreed to.
CAERSWS. A liICII lot of canvas shoes, and eheap, at Rickards's, 30, Bridge-street, Newtown. [Advt. COUNTY NURSING ASSOCT.ATION.-On Wednes- day week a public meeting Was held in the Village Hall to consider the question of forming a local nursing association for Caersws, Llanwnog and Aberhafesp. Canon Wooenam presided and the objects of the association were explained by Mr William John Evans, Llandinam. It was resolved to form a provisional 4CoLumittee consisting of representatives from places of worship in the district, and Dr. E. Davies Rees was appointed convener. SACRED CONCERT.—A grand sacred concert was held in the Village Hall on Sunday evening week, presided over by Mr Edward Jones, J.P., Maes- mawr Hall. The singing was of a very high order. A select choir, under the able conductor- ship of Mr J. Meirion Evane, gave some excellent renderings of several pieces taken from the Messiah," Great praise is due to Mr Evans for his sucoessful engineering of this concert, which attained a high pitch of merit. The very telling address by the chairman should bear in the future good fruit. His strong and very urgent appeal to the young people to avail themselves of every opportunity of attaining to musical excel- lence will long be remembered. Miss Gertie Lloyd, of Carno, made a grand impression upon all present with her beautiful singing. The following was the programme:—Hymn, 'Sing unto Hin, sing psalms unto Him 1; song, 'Return unto Thy rest' Mr Tom Thomas, L.R.A.M., A.RC.M., Ynyshir, Rhondda; solo and chorus, 'Glory to God,' Miss Fanny Millwood and the Choir (conducted by Mr John Meirion Evans); sang, 'Into Thy Hands,' Miss Gertie Lloyd, Carno; duett, My song shall be alway Thy mercy,' Miss Millwood and Mr -J. Meirion Evans; anthem, 'God shall wipe away all tears,' the Choir; song, 'Jesu, Lover ot my Soul,' Miss Gertie Lloyd; duett. Watchman, what of the Night,' Messrs John Meirion Evans and Tom Thomas; anthem (Evensong), 'The Radiant Morn,' the Choir; song, 'Nazareth,' Mr Tom Thomas; chorus,' The Lord gave the word,' the choir. COMPETITIVE ME ICTIIQG.-A competitive meeting and musical contest was held in the Village Hall on Saturday evening week under the conductor- ship of Dr E. Davies Rees (Ap Gwyddon). The adjudicators were-Mustic, Mr Tom Thomas, L R.A.M., A.B.C. M., (baritone) Ynyshir, Rhondda, and for miscellaneous, Mr J. E. Roberts, Council School, Newtown. Miss Rosa Thomas, the accom- panist, as usual gave great satisfaction. The entertainment was a brilliant Euccess. The secre- tarial and financial duties were efficiently dis- charged by Mr John Rees and Mr T. M. Wilson. The following is a list of the subjects and the winners:—Solo for boys under 14 years,' Bending the shoe' (one competitor) Mastei Ebie Richards, Caersws. Recitation for children under 14 (own selection)-l Edith Hamer, Caersws, 2 Ebie Richards. Contralto or baritone solo (own selection)—1 Mr John Morgan, Carno, 2 Arthur Jones, Pontdolgoch. Impromptu dialogue, time allowed, five minutes—1 Messrs George Jones and Richards, Mochdre, 2 Messrs W. Morris and D. J. Richards, Caersws. Solo for girls under 14 years, 'She wore a wreath of roses'—1 Efchel Williams, 2 Amy Smout, both of Caersws. Describing an article without naming, time allowed, three minutes-Mr George Jones, Mochdre. Duett, own selection, any voices (adults)—1 Miss Gertie Lloyd and Mr J. Morgan, Carno, 2 Messrs A. and Dick Jones, Clatter. Best anecdote-Mr W. Morris, Caersws. Duett for children under 14 years, Home, sweet home Christine Humphreys and Amy Smout. Recita- tion, own selection (adults)—Mr Tom Jones, Pen- strowed, Newtown. Soprano or tenor solo, own selection-l Miss Watkin, Trefeglwys. 2 Miss Gertie Lloyd, Carno. Impromptu speech, time allowed, five minutes—1 Mr G. Jones, 2 Mr W. Morris. Sight reading test (quartette, 8.A.T.B.) -1 Carno party (four parties competed). Part eong, 'Good night, good night, beloved' (Ciro Pinsuti), unaccompanied, for eight voices (Caerews and Carno competed)—1 Caersws, conducted by Mr H. R. Breese.
WELSHPOOL. GRAND DISPLAY of new goods on show at BowEN's, the well-known cash drapers, Berriew- street. FOR Guns, Rifles, Cartridges, Lamps, Lamp Glasses, Glopes and Mantles, try Wm. Thomas, Ironmonger, Welshpool. [ADVT. THE DAIRY.—Our "Princess" Separator has been awarded over 100 medals. The most reliable; easiest to work; British niade.-Call and inspect at HUMPHREY JONBS & SoN, Hall- street. [Advt. PUBLIC HOUSE FOR SALE.— £1,000 was offered at a sale, last Thursday, for the Gullet Inn and other premises, including a shop, clubroom, and bakehouse, but Messrs. Morris, Marshall, & Poole, the auctioneers, withdrew the lot at that figure. MORE MAYORAL CONGRATULATIONS.—Aid. T. J. Evans, on taking the chair at the Borough sessions last Tuesday received further congratulations from the magistrates. Colonel Twyford expressed his certainty that under the Mayor's chairmanship everything will run as smoothly and intelligently in the ensuing year as in the past year. Mr. Maurice J6hu seconded the vote of congratula- tion, and the Justice's clerk (Mr. C. Pryce Years- ley) supported on behalf of the Court officials. The Mayor, in reply, joined in the hope that the same cordial relations which had existed would continue. DRUID'S GRAND MASTER.—" It is a matter of pride to the Welshman that Bro Morgan Jones is the first of that race to climb to the highest rung in the Druidical ladder, says the Order of Druids' Quarterly Journal, in the course of an illustrated biography of Welshpool's well-known townsman, It is noted that Mr Jones was born in Llanbryn- mair; he came from Llanfyllin to Welsh pool in 1869; and was one of the first public auditors appointed in the Principality by the Treasury under the Friendly Societies Act, 1896. Mr Jones is not only a Druid, but an Oddfellow, and a member of the Royal Antidiluvian Order of Buffaloes. THE LATE MR. JOHN MoRiais.- "I regret at the commencement of my second year of office," said the Mayor (Alderman T. J. Evans), at the opening of the borough Sessions, last Tuesday, that I should hate a lamentable duty to perform. I allude to the death, after long illness, of one of the Justices of this Bench, one of Welshpool's most honourable tradesmen, and, I am sure, a man in all respects without guile. I beg to move that a vote of sympaty be sent to the widow and family of the late Mr. John Morris."—Col. Twyford: I regret that I have to second a motion of this des- cription. I have known Mr. Morris for a great number of years; I have had business transac- tions with him, and I smeure he is a great loss to the community.—The resolution was passed in silence. FREE TRADE AT THE COUNTY BALL.— Messrs. Belland's, of Chester, did the decorating and catering for the Montgomery County Ball, in the Welsbpool Town Hall last Thursday night. The furniture came in a van bearing the name of Messrs. Garnett, of Chester; Messrs. Dickson, of Chester, sent the flowers, and Messrs. Underwood, of Wolverhampton, provided the music. These Free Trade arrangements were carried out by a committee consisting of staunch political Protec- tionists, and aroused much interest amongst the observant Welshpool people. The Management Committee consisted of: Mr. G. D. Harrison, Fronllwyd; Dr. F. E. Marston, Brithdir Hall; Mr. Noel Turner, Sylfaen Hall; Mr. John Lomax, Llanfyllin; Mr. C. M. S. Humphreys, Caerhowel; and Captain Corbet-Winder, Glanrhiew, with Mr. John Evans, Sunville, as secretary. The ball opened at 10 p.m. and lasted until after 4 p.m. Not so many people attended as in past years, and the house-parties of Powis Castle and Garth, Glansevern, Cyfronydd and Leighton Hall, were conspicuous by their absence. BROTHER AND SIBTXB IN TROUBLE.—P.C Casewell told the Borough Bench last Tuesday the story of a stormy scene at Powell's-lan- at 11-15 p.m. on Monday, October 31st. He, in com- pany of P.C. Parry, saw Richard Howells, a labourer, living in Bowling Green-lane, pull off his coat, throw it on the ground, and run at another man named George, with whom he had been ar- guing. Howells was drunk, and used disgraoeful language.-Howells was represented in Court by his sister (Edith Howells), who declared that defendant struck her when she took her brother's part.—P.C. Parry having corroborated hie col- league's evidence, Edith Howells stated that about half-past eleven that night she waa going up with "a young chap" from the show, and saw her brother standing up against the wall. He was not drunk, but he had had some beer. She asked for an adjournment of the case to get witnesses. Her brother, she declared, was in danger of his life, because George Evans was never without a gun in pieces in his pocket, and he has said he would take his brother's life.—The justicee Clerk (Mr C. Pryce Yearsley): He ean take pro- ceedings, if he has any occasion to do so.—ie Benoh, havin fined Howells Is and 10s costs for being drunk and disorderly, they fined his sister 10s, including costs, for using obscene language at the same time and plaoe.-P.C. Casewell repeated a selection of the language with which she had emphasised her description of George Evans as a If roue.Edith Howells pleaded that she had only called him a sanguinary poacher.polioe- aergeant Hughes observed that the police had re- ceived several complaints from that part of the the town as regards the bad language used there, and he must say the defendants were the leading two in the district.—Edith Howells: If you would go there oftener, you would hear worse language than what I have used!—Sergeant Hughes: I have heard it myself, and I have cautioned you. DEATH OF AN OLD TOWNSMAN.—Dr. George Arthur Brown, surgeon to the Tredegar Iron and Steel Works, died suddenly at Tredegar last Thursday afternoon from heart failure whilst attending a patient. Dr. Brown was the eldest son of the late Mr George Brown, for 45 years head gardener at Powis Castle. Born at the Dairy Square in 1842, he was (with Mr John Sayce), one of the first pupils at the Welshpool Grammar School, which was then under the headmastership of the late Mr Blakewore- Brown. Mr Brown completed his education at the Hi oh School, Edinburgh, and at King's College, London, where he had as a fellow student the late Dr. Gill of Welshpool. For a short time he had been a pupil in the Llwydiarth Estate Office, under Sir Watkin Wynn's Montgomeryshire agent, late Mr Joseph Owen Jones; but he preferred to heal the sick than to superintend tenants. So. after becoming a Licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries in 1864 and a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (England) in 1865, he was appointed Surgeon to the Royal Infirmary, Sheffield, and shortly afterwards he became medical officer to the Tiedegar Iron and Steel Works, which post he held until the time of his death. Dr Brown was for 35 years a Justice of the Peace for Monmouthshire; he held many public offices, he was an able and clever surgeon, greatly beloved by all who knew him. His name appeared on the list of Worthy Master of Welshpool Lodge, No. 998, of Free and Accepted Masons. Dr. Brown was accustomed to make a monthly journey for Tredegar in order to wield the gavel. He also took a practical interest unto the last in his native borough by subscribing towards charities and other objects of local benefit. It is noteworthy that Dr. Brown's maternal grandfather, Peter van der Pool, of Mad- ras, when a young man, was interpreter to the great Lord Clive during his Indian conquests, and returned with the present Lord Powis's ancestor to this country. The deceased gentleman leaves a widow and three children to deplore the loss of a good husband and a kind parent. PROFITABLE FEAST OF LANTicimwa.Thaiilrs largely to the ingenuity of the Rev J. Stroud Williams, New-street English !Congregational Schoolroom was converted test Thursday after- noon into an Oriental sale of work for the financial benefit of the Church Funds. Japanese bamboo curtains, Chinese lanterns, and umbrellas with fairy lights were combined in artistic manner to form a transformation scene so real that the Mayoress (Mrs T. J. Evans), who gracefully per- formed the opening ceremony, declared, amid laughter, that the only drawback was that the Committee had not a real Japanese lady to take her place. Mr William Evans, Buttington Hall, presided over the opening, and his advice te the company to spend all their money before leaving the rooms was followed to the very gratifying ex- tent of aboilt YA5. Mr Stroud Williams expressed regret that Mrs Dr Thomss, who had taken a very active part in the preparations, was not able, through ill-health, to be present. Mr Rd. Powell proposed, and Mr John Jones, J.P., eeconded a vote of thanks to the Mayoress and the Chairman for their services. The six stalls were tastefully arranged around the room, where the host of help- ing friends distributed their services as follows: —Refreshment Stall: Mr and Mrs A. E. Bond, Visa and Miss Emily Pritehard, Mrs Williams (Crown Shop), Mrs Evans, Mrs Parry (Leighton), Mrs Watkins, Mrs J. Williams, Mrs Owen, Mrs J. Williams, Mrs Owen, Mrs Snelling, Mrs Purcell, Mrs Davies (Cletterwood), Miss Foulkes, Miss Bowen, Miss E. Watkins, Miss Louie Adams, and Miss Annie Hughes.-Fancy and Plain Stall: Mrs Powell, Mrs John Jones, Miss Davies (High- street), Mrs Edward Jones, Mrs Evans (Bron- wylfa), Mrs Pegg, and Miss Sallie Hughes.-Plaut and Flower Stall: Mrs A. H. Tones (Dolacog), Mrs N. D. T. Watkin, Miss Jehu, Miss Ida Thoms o6 and -Miss Doris Waldron.—Vegetable stall. Mr and Mrs J. L. Evans.—China Stall: Mrs Stroud Williams, Miss Francis (Leighton), Miss D. Jones, Miss G. Jones, and Miss M. Jones.— Bran Tub: Miss Hellear and Miss Welch.— During the evening musical selections were given by Miss Gwladys Jones, Mr C. I. Gwynne, and Miss Jehu. (Miss Emily Pritchard and Miss Jehu carried out very efficiently the secre- tarial duties.) The attractive programme also included a very creditable series of tableaux vivants, for which Mr Stroud Williams acted as stage manager. The characters thus depicted were: Little Miss Muffet, Miss Ida Thomas; Little Jack Horner, Master Llewelyn Jones; You Dirty Boy, Miss Don Jones and Master Albert Rowlands; East and West, Misses May Watkin Foulkes. J. Jones, and Gladys Parry; Japs at Home, Miss Minnie Jones, Mrs J. L. Evans, Miss Foulkes, and Miss Jehu; Darby and Joan, Mr Jones and Miss Gwladys Jones; the Man with the Muck-rake, Mr E. Watkin and Miss Louie Adams. Left Behind.— £ 23,886 is returned as the value of the estate left by the late Miss B. A. Mytton, Mansion House. Tory Tactics.—Mr Harry E. Harrison, youngest son of Alderman G. D. Harrison, was returned last week unopposed as the Conservative Club's candidate for the But- tington Ward, to fill the vacancy caused by the appointment of Councillor T. J. Evans as alderman. At the club meeting, where the selection" was made, Mr Harrison received eleven votes, and Mr E. Morgan Jones (a Progressive) seven votes, whilst a number of members did not vote at all. A protest was made by one Progressive Con- servative that Mr Harrison's selection had been arranged beforehand, and he declared that one member in the room already had the election address in his pocket. This charge was admitted. The Mayor explained that he had acted as a deputation to learn whether Mr Harry Harrison would consent to stand. Councillor T. Hiles gave the com- pany a definition of a deputation as a body of men appointed by a larger body to ap- proach a certain person for a certain pur- pose. But who had appointed the Mayor to approach Mr Harry Harrison ? After the vote had been taken, the Chairman (Mr Forrester Addie) expressed a nervous hope that there would be no sting" left in the minds of Welshpool Conservatives as a re- sult of the last municipal election, but that they would close their ranks and present a united front at the forthcoming general election. Some flattering references were made to the 'Express,' whose detailed re- port of the private meeting to select Town Council candidates a twelvemonth ago, it was said, had nearly split the Club up! A resolution was passed that any member giving information concerning the Club meetings to the Express' representative be expelled. Mr William Baker added a rider that any such traitor should not only be expelled, but also thrown into the Shrop- shire Union Canal, of which he is district engineer.
Sodden Death at Newtown. The inhabitants of Newtown and district, were on Saturday morning shocked to learn that the widely known and respected manager of the London City and Midland Bank-Mr Griffith Griffiths-had been found dead in his bed. Mr Griffiths always ap- pealed to be a man of iron constitution, and such a thing as illness was a very unwonted occurrence in his life. The cause of death was apoplexjt. and it would appear that he succumbed in his sleep, and there- fore the end was quite painless. The circumstances of his death will be found fully set forth in the inquest proceed- ings. Mr Griffiths had been manager of the local branch of the bank for a great number of years, and was much attached to Newtown. He was predeceased by his wife three years last Easter. He purchased Belle Vue some years ago, and it is a tragic coincidence to note that its former occupant, Mr William Francis, also met with a sudden death. Mr Griffiths was attached to no specific denomination, but attended more fre- quently at the parish church and Congre- gational Chapel. He was very fond of music, and was present at the Llandinam organ recital on Wednesday last. Mr Griffiths was a member of the Masonic Lodge, but he never associated himself with the work of civic or public bodies. He leaves one brother and three stepsons to mourn his loss. THE INQUEST. An inquest was held on Saturday evening at Belle Vue, before Mr Coroner Gittins. Mr David Hamer was elected foreman of the jury. Sarah Wakefield said deceased was her brother-in-law, and since his wife's death she had lived with him as his housekeeper. Deceased was 60 years of age, and enjoyed exceptionally good health. Except for a slight affection of his hearing during the past summer, he had not been attended by a doctor since three years ago. He went to business on Friday, apparently in good health. He took his meals as usual. After tea he went into the town to post a letter, and returned about ten o'clock. He had a glass of milk and an apple. She saw him last in the breakfast room. He always re- mained up after her. He had been reading a paper, and she did not notice anything unusual. The servant had gone to bed be- fore. It must have been after twelve o'clock when deceased went to bed. He usually got up at seven o'clock, but for the last three mornings he had not got up until eight. On Saturday morning he did not get up at seven. A workman came to the door and asked to see Mr Griffiths, so she went upstairs and tapped at Mr Griffiths' bed- room door. She tapped a second and a third time, and as she did not receive an answer, she opened the door, and saw that he was dead. She called the man up. De- ceased was lying in a common posture of a sleeper, with his one hand across his face. The bed clothes were not at all disarranged. There were no marks on his face. She sent for a doctor. He had never complained of headache, and she did not know of anything to worry him. Samuel A. Davies said he was accountant at. the Newtown branch of the London City and Midland Bank. Deceased had been manager at the bank for 27 years. He had never heard him complain about any illness. On Friday he appeared to be in his usual good health. He left the bank at 4-30, and did not see him after that. He did not ap- pear to have anything to worry him. He never complained to him about his heart, but he noticed that be never hurried over anything. Dr Fred nes said he was the medical attendant of Mr Griffiths, and had known him for a great number of years. Dereased enjoyed remarkably good health. During the sumlner he attended him for a slight affection of his hearing, and he also at- tended him two years before for a sore throat and cold. He saw him. irequently, and he never complained to him about any- thing. He saw him last on Thursday morn- ing, and he appeared is his usual kealth. On Saturday morning, about 8-30, he was summoned to Belle Vue. He entered the bedroom and found deceased lying on fee bed in an ordinary position. His left hand was across his face and the other across his breast. There was no sign of disorder, and the bed clothes were not in any way dis- arranged. In his opinion the cause of deatli was an apoplectic seizure,, which might hap- pen whilst asleep. When he got to the- house, deceased had not been dead mom than two hours. By the Coroner: He had been dieting himself for some time, with a view to re- ducing his weight. The jury returned a verdict of death frorw natural causes, and expressed their sym- pathy with the relatives and iriends of the, deceased.
Mayor's Sanday at Montgomery, A UNIQUE CEREMONY. Sunday last will long be remembered as an historic day in the quaint county town of Montgomery. At the suggestion of Coun- cillor F. E. Marston at the annual meeting: of the Welshpool Corporation, Mayor's Sunday" at Montgomery was deferred for a week, so that the civic representatives of Welshpool might join their colleagues a Montgomery in doing honour to the veteran Mayor of Montgomery, Alderman N. W. Fairies-Humphreys, upon his re-election for the twelfth time, and to celebrate his unique record as mayor for the two jubilee years of Queen Victoria and for the corona- tion of two Kings and the investiture of tho Prince of Wales. Throughout Sunday morning the roads leading to the town from every direction presented an animated appearance with. people flocking in to take part in the day's proceedings. The municipal representatives met at the Town Hall, and the gathering of mayors was unprecedented in the history of the town, as in addition to the chief magistrates of Montgomery and Welshpool, the Mayors. of Llanfyllin (Mr Marshall Dugdale) Llan- idloes (Mr Edward Hamer), and Bishop's Castle (Dr S. Hale Puckle) were present. The gathering thus included the whole cf the Mayors of Montgomeryshire and on& from Shropshire. It was a subject of com- ment that whilst the Conservative borough of Montgomery had elected Mr Fairle. Humphreys, a Liberal, its mayor twelve times, such a sturdy Conservative as Mr Marshall Dugdale has been six times mayor of the Liberal borough of Llanfyllin. The Mayors of Bishop's Castle, Llanfyllin, and Llanidloes wore their robes and chains of office, and the Mayor of Montgomery was in Court uniform, and wore the handsome mayoral chain presented to the borough by him last year. The Town Clerks of Bishop's Castle (Mr E. Griffiths), Montgomery (Mr C- S. Pryce), and Welshpool (Mr C. Pryce Yearsley) were also present wearing wig and gown. The Montgomery and Welshpool Corpora- tions were also represented by practically the whole of their members and officials, only three or four being absent, and that because of illness. An interesting com- bination from Fronllwyd was noticed, Mr G. D. Harrison being present as an alder- man of Welshpool, and his son, Mr H. E. Harrison, as the youngest councillor of that borough, whilst another son, Mr G. R. D. Harrison, the clerk of the peace for th& county, was in command of the military. The fire brigade turned out in command of Supt. Mourby and Capt. W. H. Jones. A. strong qontingent of the Montgomeryshire Imperial Yeomanry paraded with their officers, Major G. R. D. Harrison, Captain Whitaker, and Sergt.-Major Holloway. Every available member of the local Ter- ritorials also assembled, with Lieut. W. J. Evans and SergU-Inetructor lies in com- mand. At the lodge rooms in Princes-street; the. largest muster of Oddfellows, of which the Mayor is a member of nearly fifty years* standing, gathered, totalling a hundred and fifty strong, with Messrs E. Pennie, P.G., and J. Crowther, P.J., as marshals. The full regimental band of the R.W. Fusiliers, under the bandmaster, Sergt. T. Reynolds, came from Newtown, at the cost of Captain David Davies, M.P., and played in front of the Town Hall while the various units assembled. The full prcession was marshalled by the Deputy Chief Constable, Mr W. R. Williams,, who, with Sergt. Hughes, Welshpool, was in command of a strong posse of the county constabulary. The procession, which reached from the Town Hall almost to the church gates,. moved off in the following order:—The Band the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry 7th Royal Welsh Fusiliers; the Oddfel- lows fire brigade; police; Mayors of Llanfyllin and Llanidloes Mayor, Cor- poration, and borough officials of Welsh- pool Mayor, Corporation, and borough officials of Montgomery. The County Coun- cil was also represented by Colonel Pryce- Jones and Alderman E. R. Owen, and there, were present a large number of prominent Newtown and Welshpool citizens. On arriving at the church, the procession opened out, and the Mayor of Montgomery, with the Town Clerk and Alderman C. P.. Davies on either side, entered first, being- met at the door by the Rector and the sur- pliced choir, as the National Anthem pealed from the organ. A large portion of the nave was reserved1 for the procession, and the excellent ar- rangements made by the Rector, church- wardens, and sidesmen resulted in the whole-, of the vast congregation, which crowded the church, being comfortably seated and, without any confusion. The service was fully choral, and most of the hymns were accompanied by the baxuL An admirable sermon, powerful in precept and effective in delivery, was preached by the Rector, the Rev J. C. WhalJ. Mr J. Tipping presided at the organ. At the close of the service, the procession resembled and marched back by way of Princes-street and Arthur-street to the Town Hall, where, before dismissing, the Mayor feelingly retarned thanks to all for the hon- our they had done him by their presence that day.
RHAYADER. FUNERA.L.-The tuneral took placa at the Cal vinistic Church burial ground, on Mooday, of Mr Ibr map Morgan, who died on the previous W< dnesday. Decoased, who was a faithful mem- ber of the Calvinistic Methodist Church, was a brother to Mr Richard Morgan, J.P, Rhayader. and the late Mr John Morgan, J.P., Brecon. M;, Morgan was highly esteemed and respected, and was invariably at the head of the poll at the Parish Council elections Rev Stephen George, B.A., Llandrindod, conducted a brief service at the house, and the funeral service was conducted by the RT Stephen George, assisted by Professor D. y oungEvans, Aberystwyth. Mr D. Prothero presided at the organ, and played the "L-Dend MsrebinSaul." The funeral w as largely attended,, and the church was incapable of holding all that, attended. The bearers were: Messrs W, Price. P. Jones, E. Price, T. Evans, W. Andrews, D. Roberts, L. Lewis, and E. Marston. The chief mourners were :-Mrs Morgan (widow), Mr and. Mrs E Morgan (son and daughter-in-law), Mr T. Morgan (son). Miss M Morgan, Miss Maggie* Morgan, Miss L. Morgan, Miss E. Morgan (daujrht^re), Rev J. J. Thomas au& Mrs Thomas (son-in-law and daughter), Ms and Mrs R. Morgan (brother and sist^r-in-lr^w^ Mr J. Roberta (brother-in-law), Mr R. M. Morgan. Mr E. Morgan and Mr J. Morgan (Shrewsbury), Mr D, Morgan (Newtown), Mr Rhys Morgan and Mr W. Morgan (DolgeHy), Mr J. Morgan (Hay), Mr E. Morgan Mr W. Morgrja (Liverpool), Mr Ellis Xoqpa (Aberystwyth), Rev Prof. D. Young iijvuLiH (ntpneve), lire Lewis (Newbridge-ou- Wye, nion),
NEWTOWN. A SPLBNDID New Assortment of Wedding Presents on view at C. W. NOITTONS, Iron- monger, Broad-street, Newtown.—[Advt.] FoOTBALL.-C&II and see the New Stock of Football Boots. Bladders and Inflators all cheap at Rickard's Eagle Boot Dep6t, Newtown. [Advt. COAL AND Livic.-If you want good quality Coal at reasonable prices, either in truck or cart loads, or in cwt. sacks, try JOHN SHOUT, No. 13, Canal Wharf, Newtown. rAdvt. MB. T. MALDWTN PBICB, R.A.M., visits Llanidloes on Tuesdays and Newtown on Satur- days Lessons given in Singing, Pianoforte, Violin, and 'Cello. He may be seen at Mr Evan Bebb's, Broad. street, or Salop-road, Welshpool. PARENTS PLBASB NOTB.—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. 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.] BIG MANTLE Sirow.-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. FESTIVE SEASON.—Get well armed for the festive season by purchasing from E. H. MORGAN, Silversmith, 18, Broad-street, your Carvers and Cutlery; also, Spoons and Forks in Solid Silver, Silver-plated, and Acetic Silver. See his special Tea Spoons at 2s 6d per dozen. CHILDREN'S MILLINERY.—A remarkably at- tractive display of children's beaver and felt hats and bonnets may be seen at Misses GOODWIN'S, 7, Market-street; also, a well-selected stock of fur sets, gloves, woollen underwear. |, J. D." v J. W. What (asks a corres- pondent) is the difference between Sir J. D. Rees and John Wesley ? The latter said, The world is my parish" Sir J. D. says, "My fellow- country-men are my constituents! SUNDAY SCHOOL COUNCIL.-To represent the Archdeaconry of Montgomery on the St. Asaph Sunday School Council the following members have been elected:—Clerical, Rev R. Evan Jones, Rev T. D. James, and Rev H. Eaton Thomas; lay, Mr S. H. Jarvis, Mr H. A. Tole, and Miss Selina Lloyd. THE PRINCE AND THE BEGGAR MAID.—Miss Inez Howard's Company visited the Public Hall on Saturday night, in Mr Walter Horward's new dramatic play" The Plince and the Beggar Maid." The Hall was crowded, as it usually is when one of Walter Howard's plays visits the town, and especially when it is acted by a company such as Miss Inez Howards. CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION.—A meeting of the Newtown Conservative Association was held at the Junior Conservative Association Rooms, in Bryn Street, on Saturday. A large and enthusiastic attendance was presided over by Mr G. H. Ellison. Colonel Pryce-Jones was again elected Conservative Candidate for the forth- coming election. PERSONAL.—The Rev R. Evans Hughes has accepted the curacy of Hawarden, (Flintshire). Hawarden Castle is the residence of the Gladstone family, and for many years Canon Drew was incumbent of the parish. The earnest and popular curate, whose departure will be keenly regretted not merely by the attendants at the Parish Church, but by all with whom he has come in contract, will piestch his farewell to Newtown next Sunday. FoOTBALL.-On Thursday last Newtown County School were at home to the Newtown Apprentices. After a very interesting game, the School won by 7 goals to 2. At half-time the Apprentices led by 2-1, but in the second half they were completely outplayed by the School, who not only scored six goals but also prevented their opponents from scoring. The goals were scored for the school by P. Powell (3), W. Powell (2), R. Davies (1), H. Jones (1). "PAUL, TEN MAlq, AND THE APOSTLE."—This was the subject of an interesting and well- delivered lecture given by the Rev. Warburton Lewis, Aberystwyth. at a crowded meeting of the Wesley Guild, on Wednesday evening. Mr C. J. Newell presided. The lecture was attentively listened to, and at the close a hearty vote of thanks was accorded the lecturer, on the motion of Mr Douglas Whittaker, seconded by Mr Kel, apll Miss Wilson accompanied at the organ. GoiP.—A most enjoyable match was played on Saturday between the Newtown and Machynlleth teams on the ground of the latter, resulting in a win for the home team. Scores: Newtown. C W Norton (oapt) 0 E Powell 0 James Wall. 0 ODS Taylor. i P Wilson-Jones 1 J Arthur Jones 0 A W Barratt. 0 D H liewis J E Roberts 1 3i Machynlleth. J Ryan Leighton 1 Dr Davies 1 Holt-Willes 1 D Jones i C L J Evans 0 H H Meyler 1 P James l F J Davies 0 T Powell o 5t FIELD CLUB.—REV Canon Williams presided over a meeting on Thursday evening at the Free Library in connection with the Newtown Field Club. The room was well filled, and the audience enjoyed an interesting and instructive lecture on Birds and Beasts of Montgomeryshire by Mr H. E. Forest, Shrewsbury. The excellent pictures belonging to the lecturer were shown on a lantern manipulated by Mr Harry Hibbott. At the close, on the motion of Canon Williams, seconded by Mr A. Ford, the lecturer was heartily thanked for his interesting lecture. Rev Evan Jones, vicar of Llanllwchaiarn, proposed a vote of thanks to the Chairman, and it was seconded by Mr J. E. Lane Griffiths and carried unanimously. Mr S. H. Jarvis was thanked for the use of the lantern, and Mr Hibbott for so ably manipulating. Mr Gibson, scoutmaster, thanked the Club for kindly inviting the Boy Scouts. ELECTRIC PICTUREDROME.—On Thursday even- ing last Mr J. Codman very kindly arranged to give the proceeds of a benefit performance for the New Building Fund of the Montgomeryshire Infirmary. On this occasion in lieu of the usual two-house entertainment Mr Codman gave one complete and extensive programme. The Severn Valley Male Voice Choir, under the conductor- ship of Mr J. R. O. Evans, also gratuitously lent their services, and rendered that fine chorus "Martyrs of tho Arena" and the glee Comrades in Arms." Mr G. A. Tyler sang "Young Tom o' Devon," and Master Nolan Oliver The song that reached my heart" in fine style, to the accom- paniment of Master Harry Hanks. All the pictures we both instructive and amusing, and were excellently produced. Through Mr Codman's generosity the Infirmary funds have been augmented to the extent of X6 SPEED THE PARTING.—Newtown haa during the past week lost through removal two young inhabitants who have been both social and athletic favourites. Mr Robert M. Lloyd, of the National Provincial Bank, who has been a con- spicuous figure on the cricket field, the hockey ground, and the golf links, has transferred his services to the Wrexham branch of the N. P. Bank. Mr R. A. Wilson, who has been employed at the District Counties Bank, has gone to Coventry. At the Lion Hotel on Tuesday night Mr Wilson was feted by a large number of friends. Mr C. W. Norton occupied the chair, and Dr Fred Wilson was vice-president. After ample justice had been done to the excellent fare provided by Mr Henry Beale, the loyal and a number of other toasts were proposed. The toast of the guest was entrusted to the Chairman, Canon Williams, Messrs A. I. Guest, G. N. Phillips, and David Morgan. The speakers referred to Mr Wilson'a exceptional prowess as an athlete, to his keen observation as a naturalist, to his faithful diligence as a chorister in the Parish Church Choir, to his assiduous industry in his profession, and finally to his many estimable qualities which had so endeared him to the inhabitants of the town after a residence of only two years. The toast was most enthusiastically drunk, and musical honours and a salvo of cheering were also accorded the guest of the evening. Mr Wilson made a brief, but able and witty response in acknowledging the many good wishes for his continued success. A number of topical ditties were sung by Mr Tom Richards; other songs by Mr H. Beale and Harry James, some gramophone selections further enlivened a most pleasant gathering, which, perforce, had to break up at 11 p.m. A letter from Mr R. M. Lloyd, a co-hockeyite of Mr Wilson's, was read by Mr David Morgan. By the loss of two such stalwarts from the ranks of the hockey club, it is feared that the prosperous career of the Newtown XI may suffer a check.
LLANERFYL. AocmiExT -Mr Asa Roberts, Dolau Farm, sustained a rather nasty accident near Dolwen Bridge a few days ago. Near this bridge there is a gate across the road. In opening this gate, while on horseback, his foot accidentally caught in the barB and he sprained his ankle very severely. Dr. Thomas, Llanfair, has been in attendance, and it is pleasing to know that Mr Roberts is progressing favourably. A few nights previously two youths also sustained facial abra- sions as returning home from the evening school by a similar gate. It is to be hoped that with the contemplated improvements to this road the Rural District Council will evolve a plan of doing away with these gates without inconveniencing the farmers. ROAD IMPROVEMENTS.—A deputation from the Llanfyllin Rural District Council, consisting of Messrs,, Howarth, Vaughan, and Jones, in com- pany with Mr Arthur Chamberlain, inspected the road which leads from Llanerfyl to Beulah. Rumour has it that Mr Chamberlain has offered a splendid contribution towards the alterations and suggested. It is proposed to construct a new bridge near Goaen Chapel, andlevel down the two break-neck hills between that place and Sychtyn Farm. This will give great satisfaction to the residents, besides employment to a large number of men and youths.