MONTGOMERY BOROUGHS ELECTION. DATE OF ELECTION. Friday, the 16th December, has been fixed for -the Borough Election, and the declaration at Montgomery the following day. The following table shows the number of voters in each Borough, as well as the number that polled at the last two elections. The register is, of course, the same as in January last:- Polled Polled No. on Reg- in 1906. in 1910. ister, 1910. Llanfyllin 162 187 193 Llanidlots 484 476 509 Machynlleth 369 359 393 Montgomery 187 200 226 Welshpool 784 812 866 Newtown 1021 1037 1147 3007 3071 3354 To the number polled in 1906, eight spoilt papers have to be added, and seven to the number polled last January.
THE COUNTY ELECTION. Subject to the receipt of the writ on the 29th inst, the following dates have been provisionally arranged:- Nomination.Monday, December 5th, Polling.Monday, December 12th. -As far as can be ascertained at present, it is prob- able that no opponent will be forthcoming against Mr David Davies.
ELECTION NOTES. Arrangement* are being made for a visit of the Welsh Chancellor of the Exchequer to the Mont- gomery Boroughs. Particulars will be given in two or three days. The Liberals of the Boroughs will be delighted to hear that the County Member-Mr David, Davies-has postponed his trip abroad, and will do everything in his power to assist, Mr Hum- phreys-Owen in his campaign. Mr Edward Powell, aided by the winning per- sonality of Mrs Powell, is making a gallant struggle in the Oswestry division The motto is: He can conquer who believes he can."—We are asked to request all correspondents to address letters for Mr Powell to the Wynnstay Hotel, Oswestry, until after the election. The polling day for the Oswestry Division is fixed for the 12th, and Radnorshire for the 9th,— whilst the Montgomery Boroughs will be the 16th. Mr Humphreys-Owen had most gratifying reoeptions at Montgomery and Llanfyllin on Thursday and Friday. He will address the Machynlleth electorsthis (Monday) evening. It is reported that Mr F. E. Smith, K.C., M.P., will visit the constituency and speak on behalf of Col Pryce-Jones.
Straight Talks by Mr E. Powell. Straight Talks from Mr Edward Powell Prosecuting his campaign in the OswestTy division of Shropshire, Mr Edward Powell addressed an enthusiastic Liberal meeting -at Forton Heath on Wednesday. A SINGLE CHAMBER UNDER TORYISM. They did not, he said, want a single chamber government, but when the Tory party were in power they always had a single chamber government, because all the measures of a Conservative Government were passed by the House of Lords. For the last fifty years the House of Lords had 3Rever thrown out a Tory measure, but, as tkey knew, under the last Liberal Govern- ment they threw out measure after measure, aid the Liberals could do nothing. There; was not a civilized or half civilized state in the world that had a second chamber like our House of Lords, and were we-the I greatest empire the world had ever seen, richest people the world had ever known -,eong to submit to that sort of thing ? ("No" and cheers). Now the House of Lorda was saying, Do not execute us we know we have been naughty boys,- (laughter)—but we will never again reject the Budget. Let us reform ourselves." They said they would be good if only they were given another chance. He thought tfcey had had sufficient chances in the cen- turies gone by, and as Liberals they must ikot consent to let this opportunity of abol- ishing their veto ge by (cheers). A FOOLISH IDEA. What was it that the Tories wanted? They wanted first to get rid of the land taxes, and they were trying to persuade the farmers to help them. Yet the farmers ef all classes stood to benefit by those taxes (cheers). How were the Tories going to make up for the taxee po taken off ? They said, We will make the foreigner pay" (laughter). That was a noble idea (laughter). But what a foolish one! (hear, hear). It was really an insult to the electors to put forward such an argument. The price of wheat per quarter in London recently was 32 68. There was a duty on wheat going iato Germany of Us 9d, and that was added a the price the buyer had to pay. But that was not all, because all wheat grown in that country was put up in price by about the amount of the duty. It was the same with tariffs all over the world, and yet Tariff Reformers went about talking nonsense about making the foreigner pay (laughter). Surely, in these days, argu- ments of that sort ought not to be ad- dressed to intelligent people (cheers). They kad stated three things that the Tories could not contradict-first, that the Ger- man working man had to work for lower wages than the Englishman secondly, that he had to work for longer hours and, thirdly, that the cost of his food was con- siderably higher." AN ANSWER TO OOL. PRYCE-JONES. What was it tÅat the Tories wanted ? First, to allow the House of Lords to re- main, and that instead of the land taxes, we should have taxes on wheat and meat. Then they told the working man in England that if they allowed them to tax their wheat and meat, they would make it up to them by taking off the taxes on tea and sugar. He would point out that the late Tory Government put on the sugar tax 4s 2d a hundredweight, and the Liberal Govern- ment reduced it to Is lOd. The same Tories put an extra penny on tea, and the Liberal Government took it off. That was the his- tory of the two parties. Yet the Tories Now said they would take off those taxes if they might be permitted to tax the people's wheat and meat (laughter). Even the tea and sugar taxes were wrong, and he hoped to see the time when they would be re- moved, but they were purely a revenue tax, and in that way differed from taxes on wheat and meat, a portion of which omly was got hold of by the revenue, and the rest went into the pockets of producers and merchants. In conclusion, Mr Powell said they were fighting for the rights of their wives and ehildren to cheap food. The great states- man who had been a Tory, and who re- pealed the Corn Laws, prided himself that though by that action he offended many of kis friends, he would go to the grave with the blessed assurance that he had been the mqans of giving the people the benefits of okpap food (applause). Let them be worthy of. him, And fight to prevent the rich ijom relieving themselves of just taxation and attempting to put it <m the backs of fl>e p«Sr (applause).
MONTGOMERYSHIRE NEW INFIRMARY BUILDING FUND. AKOVNTS RAISED AND PROMISED DURING LAST W EXIt LLANDINAH.-Collected at the Organ Recitals in Llandinam C.M. Chapel— £ 13 8s Od. PER MRS EDWARD POWELL.-Hugh Davies, 10s 6d; E. S. Davies, 10s 6d; Edgar Davies, 5s; all of Bloemfontein, South Africa.—Total £ 1 6s Od. LLANBRYNHAIR.—The arrangements for the collections in this distriot were kindly undertaken by Mr G. H. Peate. Glanllyn. It is regretted that some of the collectors failed to canvass their districts, but those who kindly rendered their assistance received contributions to the amount of .£5 16s Od. CARNO.—The handsome amount of £ 24> 15s 5d has been handed in to the above fund as the result of denominational efforts and appeals in the parish. The collections were well organised by Mr E. W. Davies, M.S.A., Dolafon, and credit for the successful result must be accorded him. BERRIEW.—Mr E. Lloyd, Rectory, kindly organised the collections in Berriew Parish, and the result has been highly satisfactory. The sum of £ 23 19s 6d has been paid in. The collectors, whose work is deserving of sincere thanks, were Mr E. R. Owen, Nag's Head, Mr W. C. Black, Brynllwyn, Mr D. Proctor, Mr E. Davies, Felindre, Mr R. Jarvis, Keel Farm, Mr E. Evans, Hollies, Mr T. Davies, Llivior, Mr J. M. Bennett, Coed- tafol, Mr S. Jones, Black Wood, and Mr E. Pryce, Horse Shoe, Brithdir. We hope to publish the names of subscribers to the above collections in our next issue.
MONTGOMERY. CHRISTMAS MARKETS.—The Town Council has fixed the dates of the Christmas markets as fol- lows For live stock, December 15th dead mar- ket, December 22nd. Mr. Webb, of Welshpool, was called into the council chamber for consulta- tion. COLONEL CAUTLEY's NEW ROLE.-The Mayor of Montgomery preferred not to be re-elected in the Court of Governors of Bangor College, so Col. Cautley was at once suggested as the best substi- tute. The Colonel protested, but Mr Maurice Owen remarked, I think the Colonel can do it right enough; I was at the last meeting; there are plenty there who can do the business, and they would not thank you for interfering." Mr C. P. Davies: I propose, then, that Col. Cautley be appointed. Carried, new. con.
LLANERFYL. LECTURE.—Mr W. O. Jones, Bangor, delivered his well-known lecture on Y Dafod, at the Welsh Wesleyan Chapel, on Tuesday. The Room was well filled with an appreciative audience. Some young men attended with a view of getting a little electioneering ammunition, and their object was amply rewarded, Mr Jones being a recognised political speaker as well. GOVERNMENT INSPECTION.—Mr T. H. Johnson, one of His Majesty's Inspectors of Schools, inspected the Evening Classes held at the Hafod Council School, on Monday evening. The inspector was well pleased with the work, and praised the neatness of the young men's work. He spoke encouragingly to the soholars, and cited cases of young men who were now in splendid positions in the county, who owed much to instructions they had received in such classes.
Tories go to the Commons to surrender Its Rights to the Lords.
LLANFAIR-CAEREINION. FREB CHURCH COUNCIL.—A most able and in- teresting lecture was given at the Congregational Church, on Thursday evening, on The Services of Nonconformity to the Welsh," by the Rev Rhys J. Hughes, Bethesda, Carnarvonshire. Rev Ifor Griffith, president of the Council, occupied the chair. The lecturer dealt with the subject in a masterly manner in its religions and moral aspect. Votes of thanks were accorded. COUNCIL SCHOOL.—The prizes given by the Education Authority to pupils for regular attend- ance at the Llanfair Council School, were distri- buted, on Friday afternoon, by Mr W. Alford Jehu, chairman of the managers. Addresses were given by the Chairman, Mr E. Lloyd Edwards, and Mr W. Story. Several songs were rendered by the children in a very sweet style.
MACHYNLLETH. G.F.S.—On Thursday evening the Girls' Friendly Society held its opening meeting at the Vane Hall. Mrs Edmund Gillart has consented to again act as secretary, and a pleasant session is looked forward to. Appointment.—Dr Goronwy Meredith Davies, M.B., B.S., son of Mr Hugh Davies, chemist, has been appointed house surgeon at the Bolingbroke Hospital, Clapham. Police Court.—John Francis, Dovey View, was brought up at the police court and charged by P.S. Davies with stealing £2 i from his brother, David Francis, shop as- j sistant, 43, Dovey View. The magistrates on the Bench were Messrs R. Gillart and T. R. Morgan.—David Francis stated that on the 21st of this month he had a purse containing £3 in gold under the pillow of his bed. On the 23rd he discovered that £2 was missing, and informed the police.- Margaret Ann Williams said her husband was the licensee of the Ship Inn. On the 21st inst, defendant came to her house for a glass of ale, and handed her a sovereign. —Humphrey Davies said he was the licensee of the Bell Inn. On the 21st inst. defendant came to his house and asked for a glass of ale, for which he tendered half-a-severeign. He came again on the following day and asked for a glass of whiskey, for which he exchanged a sovereign. He treated several people to drink-s.-P.S. D. Davies stated that he arrested the prisoner in consequence of what he heard, and after cautioning him, he admitted that he had taken the 92. He was drunk at the time, but was very sorry, and he would try and pay it back.—The Bench said they were determined to put a stop to such offences, and sentenced the prisoner to two months' hard labour.
Stitch in Time. There is an old saying, "A stitch in time saves nine," and if upon the first symptoms of anything being wrong with our health we were to resort to some simple but proper means of correcting the mischief, nine-tenths of the 'suffering that invades our homes would be avoided. A dose of Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters taken when you feel the least bit out of sorts is just that stitch in time." You can get Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters at any Chemists or Stores in bottles 2s. 9d. and 4s. 6d. eaoh but remember that the only guarantee of genuineness is the name Gwilym Evans on the label, stamp, and bottle, without which none are genuine. Sole Proprietors:—Quinine Bitters Manu- facturing Company, Limited, Llanelly, South Wales.
Dresses&, Costumes iM || Reamade orto. I order Nm f—=7 A III IF PATTERNS VYA. ||||V FREE W SffORT Yf\y SRIDGE h NEWTOW ,*W- I TRADE NOTICES. = GRAND CHRISTMAS BAZAAR OF NEEDLEWORK & FANCY GOODS. A INDIA.N Thoughtfully r Chosen MALTESE SELECTION LACE GOODS, of HANDKEIR- USEFUL CHIEFS, PRESENTS RINAFORES, at PERFUMES, INEXPENSIVE FANS, PRICES. Misses GOODWIN, GLOVES. 7, MARKET STREET, NEWTOWN. SEE ABOUT YOUR OVERCOAT In good time, We can show you Smart Styles, Good Value, Lowest Prices. OUR FLANNEL AND WOOL SHIRTS AND UNDERWEAR a splendid assortment. HUGHES & ROBERTS, THE EMPORIUM, NEWTOWN, (LATE E. LEWIS) WHEN YOU BUY YOUR XMAS PRESENTS, If You want VALUE, you will CALL at VINCENT LLOYD'S and make an Inspection of the Splendid Range of Presents that he has awaiting You. IF You are in Doubt What to give any of yeur Friends or Relatives, You have only to Look Inside and You will soon decide. REMEMBER that the Best and Most Acceptable CHRISTMAS PRESENT which you can buy is JEWELLERY. YOU HAVE A LARGE AND VARIED ASSORTMENT TO CHOOSE FROM, and you can undoubtedly find the very thing you want at VINCENT LLOYD'S, Bridge Street, NEWTOWN. Sir GOODS ARE SUBMITTED ON APPROVAL, so Customers can let their Friends make their own Choice. 485 -LOOK- XMAS PRESENTS. WHERE ? AT H. H. PRICE, HAIRDRESSER & TOILET REPOSITORY, Severn Street, NEWTOWN. SAFETY RAZORS, RAZOR STROPS, SHAVING SETS, LADIES' BRUSH CASES, HAND MIRRORS, MILITARY BRUSHES, PER- FUMES, MANICURE SETS, &.c., &c. COMBS. All the LATEST NOVELTIES IN COMBS and Hair Ornaments, Suitable for the present style of Coiffures. 09o Christmas Perfumery, IN FANCY BOXES, &c., To meet every degree of public taste alike in Design and Price. I ————— A. BREESE, M.P.S., CHEMIST & PHARMACIST, The Cross, NEWTOWN. — ——————————————————— SEND YOUR OWN PHOTOGRAPHS FOB j Christmas Cards. | Christmas & Now Year Greeting Cards of every description in the most Artistic Designs, with the SENDERS OWN PHOTOGRAPH, SUPPLIED BY EDWIN DAVIES, 49, Broad Street, NEWTOWN. Station Road, LLANIDLOES. QUOTATIONS FOR THESE SPECIAL CARDS AT PRICES TO SUIT ALL POCKETS. SW EDWIN DAVIES requests his numerous Customers to order Photo Cards at their very earliest convenience. Delivery when desired. 484 WM. THOMAS, Ironmonger, WELSHPOOL, IS NOW OFFERING AT VERY LOW PRICES ALL KINDS OF COOKING UTENSILS SUITABLE FOR CHRISTMAS ALSO, A GOOD ASSORTMENT OF CUTLERY. ELECTRO-PLATES, LAMPS AND HEATING STOVES. QUALITY QUALITY I AN INSPECTION OF OUR XMAS SPECIALITIES IS INVITED. RAISINS, CURRANTS, SULTANAS, PLUMS, MUSCATELS, ALMONDS, DATES, FIGS, &c., &c., At the Lowest Possible Prices. TEAS of the FINEST QUALITY From 1/4 to 2/6. E. VAUGHAN, FAMILY GROCER, 14, Cross Buildings, NEWTOWN. DAVID HAMER Hail way Whari, NEWTOWN, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN COAL To Suit all Customers, and in Trucks, to any Station. LLANYMYNECH LIME. CANADIAN HAY SUPERPHOSPHATE. BILSTON SLAG. [SAWN OAK CORDWOOD. Write for Quotations. QpME THING NEW: SOMETHING k> GOOD: SOMETHING USEFUL.— At the urgent request 8f a large number of owr patrons-whose appreciation of THE EXPRESS STYLOGRAPH is made daily manift-we have completed arrangements with a celebrated British Firm to manu- facture for us a Fountain Pen at a reasonable price, which wiii prove CiOm- pletely reliable. The name stamped upon every pen is THE EXPRESS, and we GLTV> enabled, by ordering a large quantity, sell this splendid, easy-writing instrument at FOUR SHILLINGS. You can try one befell buying.—Only obtainable at the FoUIliaia- Pen Hospital, 19, Broad-street, Newtown,
MACHYNLLETH. THE numerous friends of Mr David Gillart, of Penrallt, extend to him much sympathy in his illness, and express a hearty wish for his speedy recovery. LORD Herbert Vane-Tempest (High-Sheriff of the County) is in residence at the Plas, and will be in attendance at Montgomery on the date fixed for nominations in connection with the County Election. DNATH.-The death of Mrs Owen, formerly fcr many years the respected tenant of the Braich- goch Hotel, Corris, took place early last week, and her funeral was attended on Saturday afternoon by a large number of mourners and friends. Mrs Owen retired from busineel- a few years ago. She leaves a son and two daughters, with whom much sympathy is extended. Mr Edmund Gillart, solicitor, attended as the family's legal adviser. BOROUGH ELECTION.—Considerable activity is manifest by both parties, committee meetings being held nightly, and no stone is being left unturned. It is generally expreased that the fight will be hard and (dose. A meeting was held the other night when Col. Prpce-Jones was unanimously adopted by the Conservative party, and the Colonel (who was present), urged them all to do what they could to return him as their member. The chair was occupied by Dr. A. O. Danes, J.P.
CAERSWS. FRACTURED Lw.-Ur G. Davies, road inspector mounted his bicycle on Wednesday morning with the intention of riding to Penstrowed Quarry, but before he had gone many yards, his machine (owing to the greasy state of the road) slipped, with the result that Mr Davies was thrown to the ground, and his leg was fractured just above the ankle. CONSCRIPTION.—This was the subject of an in- teresting debate held at the Forresters' Assembly Rooms, on Wednesday evening. Mr Francis, Porth, spoke in favour of Conscription, and Mr N. Spoonley argued against, and on a vote being taken. Conscription was carried by a narrow margin' MR. D. R. EVANS, the excellent secretary of the Llandrindod Wells Liberal Association and the Young Liberals' League, has secured an appoint- ment, out of 140 applicants, as a secretary under Sir Francis Lay land-Barratt, Bart., the Liberal Member for the Western Division of Devonshire. Mr Evans will shortly be leaving the town to take up his new appointment, and his departure will be very sincerely regretted by all Liberals. Mr Evans will also be greatly missed at the Baptist Tabernacle, where he has for years been an active and useful member; and also on the Free Church Council, of which body he was for several years the active secaetary. At a meeting of the Young Liberals' League, allusion was made to Mr Evans' approaching departure, and on the motion of the President, the following resolution was passed: This meeting desires to place on record its cordial and hearty appreciation of the services of Mr D. R. Evans, the excellent secretary of the League, whose labours on behalf of Liberalism in the town and district have been of great value. We are proud to record that our secretary has been appointed to a secretaryship under Sir Francis Layland-Barratt." A similar resolution was pas- sed at a meeting of the Liberal Association. Mr Evans, who is a native of Caersws, and a nephew of Mrs Rees, the Green Dragon, was also presen- ted by the Liberal Association and tha League with an address, a gold watch, and a purse of gold.
Sir J. D. Rees's Intentions. Sir J. D. Rees, it is said, has been asked to stand as Conservative candidate either for the boroughs or the county of Flint, now represented respectively by Mr J. W. Summers and Mr Her- bert Lewis. If the Conservatives of Flintshire receive him with half the satisfaction which the Liberals of Montgomeryshire express at his depar- ture, both the candidate and his new supporters should be well pleased. The Conservatives of Flintshire would the better appreciate Sir John's present views if they first studied the opinions expressed it his election address last January. This document and his recent letter of resignation are peculiarly interesting, when read together, as a study in political instability.—"Manchester Guardian."
PENSIONS COMMITTEE.—A meeting of the New. town Pensions Sub-Committee was held at the Police Court, Newtown, on Tuesday. Mr David Hamer presided and there were also present Messrs Richard Rees and J. Hamer Jones, with Mr J. E. Tomley, clerk, and Messrs S, R. Adcock, L. Jones Williams and W. Taylor, pension officers, Sixty-eight claims were considered. Four were disallowed and one was deferred. One was trana- [ ferred to Radnorshire and the remaining sixty-two were allowed pensions of five shillings weekly. Of this number fifty-eight had previously been dig- qualified on account of poor relief, four being indoor paupers and and fifty-four in receipt of out door relief to the amount of about elo log Od per week, or about .£650 per year. It was decided to alter the date of the next meeting from December 2nd to December 9th, so as tp clear off as many as possible of the outstanding claims before the end of the year.
NEWTOWiN. A SPLBNDID New Assortment of Wedding Presents on view at C. W. NORTON'S, 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 LIME.—If you want good quality Ceal at reasonable prices, either in truck or cart loads, or in cwt. sacks, try JOHN SMOUT, No. 13, Canal Wharf, Newtown. r Advt. MR. T. MALDWYN PRICK, 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 PLEASE NOTE.—A pure sweet gives not only pleasure, but also nourishment to grow- ing children. All the ingredients used in making Ann Taylor's Everton Toffee are pure and whole- some. It is as nourishing as it is delicious. 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.j Bia MANTLE Siff ow.-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 2a 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. DEATH OF AN OLD INHABITANT.—An old inhabitant passed away in the person of Mrs Sarah Puzh, of Ladywell Street, who died at the ripe age of 84 years, early on Sunday morning. "THE DEBT OF WALES TO NONCONFORMITY." —This was the subject of the popular lecture, delivered at the Congregational Church on Thursday evening by the Rev Rhys J. Huws, Bethesda. WELSH NATIONAL MEMORIAL.—Sir Pryce Pryce-Jones, Dolerw, has contributed X105 to this fund, and Miss Mary Hall, Ponthafren, Newtown, has also forwarded a cheque for Ten Guineas. HOCKEY.-On Thursday a match took place on the County Schools Ground between the Llanfair and Llanfyllin Schools, resulting in a win for Llanfyllin by four goals to nil. The visiting team was afterwards entertained to an excellent tea FAREWELL SERMON.—On Sunday evening at the Parish Church, the Rev R. Evans Hughes, who has been curate at the Parish Church for over two years, preached his farewell sermon to a large congregation. Mr Hughes will leave shortly to take up his duties at Broughton, near Chester, and his departure will be greatly regretted by all parishioners. THE DUTY OF THE JUNIOR CONSERVATIVE EA.GUE.-c, You can attend public meetings, and help to make them a success, and, if there are a number of Radicals present who do not behave themselves, you can make them behave. Then, if a man talks rubbish on the street-as they invariably do on the other side-you can tell them what the truth and the sense are."—Mr Sydney Powell in his address to the Junior Con- servative League. "TEN DAYS IN GAOL."—Rev Daniel Hughes, Pontypool, delivered his well-known and popular lecture, "Ten Days in Gaol," at the Baptist Chapel on Friday evening. Mr T. Parry Jones presided over a large attendance. At the close Mr Hughes was thanked for his interesting lecture, on the motion of Mr T. Parry Jones, seconded by Mr John Humphreys, and the lec- turer responded, and proposed a vote of thanks to the Chairman, seconded by Rev T. E. Williams, and unanimously passed. Mr J. Macrone presided at the organ. BURGLAln .-Sometime during Tuesday night an entranoe was effected into the premises of the Newtown Co-Operative Society, in Marknt-street, and a few shillings taken out of the till. It is thought that the person or persons entered by a window at the back, and descended an old hoist into the store-room, and the door leading into the shop was found burst open. A knife, used for cutting bacon, was found broken near the till, and, it is thought, in trying to open the till the knife was broken. The burglar, finding he could not asoend the hoist, burst open another door leading into the passage, went up the stairs, and got out through the window. The police were communicated witli, but se far no clues are forth- coming. FOOTB-ALL.-on Thursday afternoon a friendly match was played on the Cunnings between a team picked from the Territorials and the Thursday Half Holiday Team. The game finished in a draw of three goals each, the scorers being-Terriers, Cyril Smith (3), Half Holiday, John Griffiths (2) and Reggie Smith (I). IN the course of his temperance address at Newtown, Sir Herbert Roberts, M.P., made reference to temperance work in India, and remarked that one of the ablest workers in that country on behalf of the cause was Mr A. E. Goodwin, who had for many years occupied a high position in the life of Calcutta. He was glad that Wales was able to send out to India men like Mr Goodwin. -Mr Goodwin, in a letter addressed to the editor of the Express' received last week, remarks:—" You may be interested to learn that we. are passing round the hat among Welshmen in Calcutta for the Royal Welsh Memorial, which we are so pleased to see our County Member working for so strenu- ously. It is a grand scheme." FUNERAL.-There was a large and thor- oughly representative attendance at the funeral of the late Mr Griffith Griffiths, of Belle Vue, on Tuesday, although the day chosen was a most awkward one. There were half-a-dozen clergy and ministers present, and a small bevy of Freemasons, who-included Colonel E. Pryce-Jones among their number. Mr David Evans (inspector) represented the London City and Midland Bank. The Newtown branch (of which de- ceased was manager for over 27 years) was represented by Mr L. E. Davies, account- ant, and Mr J. C. Linekar. The following managers of the bank were also present:- Messrs F. L. Jaokson, Oswestry William Rigby, Bishop's Castle Gwilym Edmunds, Llanidloes David Davies, Llanfyllin J. C. Douglas, Shrewsbury J. M. Jones, Rhayader W. Sinclair Jones, Welshpool Richard Rogers, Montgomery and M. L. Jones, Llanfair Caereinion. Apologies for absence were received from Mr J. H. Wood, manager, Rodneystreet branch, Liverpool, Mr George E. Jones, manager, Knighton, and Mr Arthur Jones, manager, Aberyst- wyth also from Mr Edward Jones, J.P., Maesmawr, Mr R. E. George, Mr P. Wilson- Jones, and Mr C. T. M. Taylor. The ser- vices, which were simple, but impressive, were jointly conducted by the Rev Canon Williams and Rev E. Jones-Williams. The mourners were Mr T. Griffiths (brother), Mr Valentine Schofield Griffiths (stepson), Messrs T. Roberts and H. Roberts (brothers- in-law), and Mr R Roberts. Messrs Parry, J. M. Jones (Rhayader), R. Rogers, L. E. Davies, E. Swain, and J. Howard Jones acted as bearers. The deceased was buried in the same grave as his late wife at the cemetery, and the coffin bore the simple inscription, "Griffith Griffiths, died Novem- ber 19th, 1910, aged 60 years." Amopgst the many beautiful wreaths sent was one from Sir Pryce and Lady Pryce-Jones, Dolerw also from the managers of the N.P. Bank, London City and Midland Bank, and from the Cedewain Lodge of Free- masons.
THE Cambrian Railway traffic receipts for the week ending November 20th show a decrease of X40 on passengers, parcels, etc., and a decrease of 4145 on merchandise, minerals, and live stock. The aggregate increase from the commencement of the half-year is £ 6,800.
WELSHPOOL. GRAND DISPLAY of new goods on show at Bowzzes, the well-known cash drapers, Berriew- street. FOR Gans, Rifles, Cartridges, Lamps, Lamp Glasses, Glopes and Mantles, try Wm. Thomas, Ironmonger, Welshpool. [ADVT. THE DAIB.Y.-Our "Princess" Separator has been awarded over 100 medals. The moat reliable; easiest to work; British made.-Call and inspect at HUMPHREY JONES & SON, Hall- street. [Advt. A-HUNTING.—Major George Mytton, the squire of Garth, was hunting last Friday week with the North Shropshire Houndq. PERSONAL.—The Earl of Powie arrived at the Castle last Friday evening from 45, Berkeley- square, and read the lessons yesterday (Sunday) morning at Christ Church. FARMEKS' UNION.—Mr William Evans, But- tington Hall, and Mr W. H. Langford, Chirbury Hall, will represent the Welshpool Branch of the National Farmers' Union at the forthcoming yearly meeting of the Union in London. MONDAY'S MARKET PRICES.—Wheat, 14s 6d to 14s 9d per 240 lbs; malting barley, 16s to 18s per 280 lbs; grinding barley, 148 per 280 lbs; oats, 12a 6d to 138 3d per 225 lbs. Batter, Is Id to Is 2d per lb; fowls, 3s 6d to 5s 6d per couple; ducks, 5s to 6s per couple; hens, 2s 6d to 3s 6d per couple; eggs, 5 to 6 for Is; rabbits, Is 4d per couple. PARSON AND POLITICIAN, TOO.—The Rev. D. Ellis Rowlands, M.A., formerly curate of Welsh- pool, but now vicar of Middletown and Great Woollaston, was one of the speakers last Tuesday evening, at the Lion Hotel, Westbury, in connec- tion with the General Herbert" Lodge of the National Conservative League. To Mr Rowlands was also [entrusted the reading of the League's electioneering manifesto. DISTINGUISHED POWYSLAND TENANT.—Captain and Mrs Quintin Dick had a shooting party last week, at Walcot, Lydbury North, the property of the Earl of Powis, who has let these renowned pheasant preserves to Captain Dick, for some years past, the rental running into several hundred pounds annually. His Imperial Highness the Grand Duke Michael of Russia and Countess Torby, with their daughter, Countess Zia, were among the guests. THE LATE MR. WILLIAM ROTH WELL.—Much regret was caused in the district by the death, last Saturday afternoon week, of Mr William Roth- well, The Gardens, Leighton, a skilled horticultu- rist and florist, who had for many years been a familiar figure as judge at Shows in Montgomery- shire and elsewhere. The deceased gentleman was head-gardener at Leighton Hall, and during 40 years out 66 he had served three generations of the Naylor family. The funeral took place last Wednesday afternoon, at Leighton Church, where for many years he had been warden. The widow and two daughters survive, and a wide circle of sympathisers condole with them in their sorrow. BELL-RINGERS- PROGRESS.—The bell-ringers of St. Mary's Parish Church have become affiliated with the Hereford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell-ringers. At the annual meeting, over which the Rev D. Grimaldi Davis, D.D., presided in the belfry last Wednesday evening, Mr Alfred Jones, High-street, was elected hon. secretary in succes- sion to the Rev Douglas Morgan, who has gone to Oswestry. The meeting discussed various ques- tions regarding the tower, the bells, and the church clock, and half a dozen probationary mem- bers were enrolled. During the past year the balance in hand increased from X3 to X6; Messrs T. A. Meredith and J. Beedles are now collecting the annual subscriptions. MERCIFUL MAGISTRATES.—It was bitterly cold at half-past five o'clock last Tuesday morning when P.C. John Casewell found a workingman traveller sleeping on the hay in a barn off the Llanfair-road, the property of Mr James Davies, Brookside Brewery. Later in the day James Murray-hailing from Liverpool-was charged with sleeping out without any visible means of subsistence. In reply to Mr Maurice Jehu, who with Mr John Jones tried the case, P.C. Casewell said he found no matches on defendant. Murray pleaded that he was not allowed to stay at the lodging house, so he went out and spent his money. Mr Jehu commented that sleeping-out on such a cold night must have been a punish- ment, and if defendant would undertake to clear out of the town for 12 months they would let him off. Murray promised to do so, and was at once given his freedom. THJ: LATB DB G. A. BRoww.-The funeral of the late Dr Brown, Tredegar, an old Welshpool townsman, took place last Monday at Bedwellty Parish Church, amid a remarkable manifestation of mourning in the district where he had been a popular doctor for over 40 years. Every shop and public house along the funeral route was closed. The last rites of the Anglican Church weie follow- ed by the Masonio burial service, the deceased gentleman, who was initiated in the Welshpool Lodge, No. 998, being a member of Tredegar Lodge, Ne. 1098. The large number of wreaths included tokens of sympathy and appreciation from Mrs J. D. Marshall, Chirbury; Miss Roberts, Newtown; the Misses Newill, Redholme; and Mr D. Pryce Owen and family, Broad-street.
KERRY. THE MEMBERS of the Ladies' Club held a very enjoyable social evening in the Reading Room, on Thursday, November 24th. The duties of M.C. were admirably carried out by Mr J. E. Venables. The programme consisted "f songs by Misses E. Morgan, M. Ashby, J. Morgan, and Mr Rowlands, a duet by Misses Morgan, and a recitation by Miss F. M. Owen. The dance music was supplied by Misses M. Jones, O. Williams, and E. Iron, the songs being accompanied by Miss Bebb. The room had been tastefully decorated by Mrs Hop- kins, Miss Owen, and Miss Brown, with plants, etc., kindly lent by Mrs Bowen, New Inn, Misses Harding, Mrs Hopkins, and Miss Owen.
BUTTINGTON. COUNTY NURSING ASSOCIATION. — A public meeting was held at thl National Schoolroom, Trewern, on Friday last, to discuss the question of forming a local Nursing Association for the Buttington district. The Rev J. Jenkins presided over a good attendance. The objects of the meet- ing were explained by Mr E. C. Morgan, the secretary, and Dr R. D. Thomas, representing the County Association, and the remarks were sup- ported by Mr John Pugh, County Councillor. On the motion of Mr H. Treasure, seconded by Mr Tudor, it was unanimously resolved that a local Nursing Association be formed for the Buttington, Trewern, Midclletown, Uppington, Rhosgoch and Rhallt. The Rev D. E. Rowlands proposed and Mr W. Evans, Buttington Hill, seconded that Mrs Treasure, Maesysron, be elected president. The motion was carried unanimously. A representa- tive Committee was elected and Miss Gregory was appointed Hon. Secretary and Mr Wm. Turner, Garreg, hon. treasurer. Votes of thanks to the Chairman and the deputation terminated the meeting.
TREGYNON. BENEFIT CONCERT.—The nett proceeds of the recent benefit concert given at Tregynon on be- half of the family of the late Mr Richard Thomas amounted to the sum of JB25 3s 9d. PARISH COUNCIL.—There were present at a meeting of the Parish Council held on Wednesday evening, Councillors D. LL Hamer (vice-chairman) P. D. Ellis, J. Lewis, M. Williams and the overseer. It was resolved that an application be made to the County Council for a course of lectures on .r Foods and Feeding to be delivered during the winter months. It was also decided that a committee be appointed to formulate a soheme for carrying out a course of manual instruction in the agricultural processes.
LLANIDLOES. Success.—Mr Tudor G. Jones, son of the Rev E. 0. Jones (vicar), has, on his first attempt, suecessfully passed the final law examination. Election.—At a Liberal meeting on Tues- day night, in the Public Rooms, the dele- gates representing Idloesian Liberals on the executive committee were by the unanimous vote of the meeting empowered to support the selection of Mr Humphreys- Owen for the candidature of the Montgom- ery Boroughs.—Both the Conservatives and Young Liberals League held meetings on Friday night. Entertainment.—A highly successful en- tertainment was held at the Bethel Hall on Wednesday evening, in connection with the Town Band. The band played in the street before the entertainment, for which Messrs Codman's animated pictures had been en- gaged. Musical items were contributed by Miss Jessie Morgan, Mr George More, and Mr John Jones, to the accompaniment of Miss Jones, Gorn View. Missionary Meetings.—Mr Edward Rees, J.P., Caersws, presided over a well attended missionary meeting held in the Welsh Wes- leyan Chapel on Monday evening. During the evening the Revs Evan Isaac, G. Bed- ford Roberts, and J. Pritchard spoke.—A similar meeting was held at the English Wesleyan Chapel on Tuesday night, when Mr Richard Roberts occupied the chair. The Rev T. Llew. Jones, Newtown, pre-, sented a satisfactory report. Addresses were made by the Chairman, Rev T. Llew. Jones, Rev Percy Adams, and Mr Richard Evans. Obituary.-At the age of 53, Mr Richard Lewis Owen, a native of Cerrist, passed away on Friday evening week. Deceased was a Wesleyan and a Sunday school teacher, and was highly respected in the town and neighbourhood. The remains, were interred at the parish churchyard, Trefeglwys,. The service was conducted by the Rev John Rowlands, vicar, and the Rev R. Davies.—The funeral took place at the old Bethel Cemetery on Monday of Mrs Rowlands, of Ystrad, South Wales, who died in the previous week. Her husband pre- deceased her some years ago. Deceased was a sister-in-law of Mr T. Rowlands, Long Bridge street. The remains arrived at Llanidloes by the 3-30 train, and were fol- lowed by a large number of friends and relatives. The Rev J. J. Thomas officiated.
Radnor Tories and the King. A REPROOF FROM LORD KNOLLYS. A Radnorshire Unionist paper last week issued a poster bearing in bold type the words: The great fight for King am country and Venables-Llewelyn for Rad- norshire (Venables-Venables being the name of the Conservative candidate). A copy of this poster was sent to Lord Knollys, with an inquiry as to whether in his opinion, the King's name should' be brought into party politics. Lord Knollys has written the following letter in reply:- In reply to your letter, I beg to in- form you that in answer to similar in- quiries addressed to me during the 1 reign of King Edward, I invariably stated that His Majesty strongly depre- cated any reference to himself in political posters, and the appearance in them of any emblem relating to His Majesty. The King entirely shares the' views entertained by His late Majesty." The reply of Lord Knollys is being cir- culated throughout the constituency. Montgomeryshire readers will be reminded by this little incident of a similar happen- ing in connection with a Tariff Reform demonstration organised by Mr Sydney R. Heap, where the Royal Arms were em- blazoned on the Protectionist placards, thereby incurring the Royal displeasure.