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The Disloyalists.

Liberal Clubs.

The Working Man Tory.

Tory Working Men.





Concert at Newtown.

Mr. D. Davies' Foxhounds.






Votes for Women.







Old Age Pensions in Montgomeryshire.

Family Notices



( MACHYNLLETH. AT the meeting of the Rural District Council held on Monday, nine persons applied for the post of roadman and lamplighter. The Council ap- pointed John Mantle. LOCAL -SUCCESS. Miss Lona Evans (soprano) woo the Intermediate certificate in the singing division with 91 marks (honours) HT the examina- tion recently held at Aberystwyth by the London College of Music. CHRISTMAS GIFTs.-Through the unfailing generosity of Mr T. W. Bonsall, Morben Hall, the poor of Derwenlas received five cwt. of coal each, and the school children, on Tuesday, were presented with Christmas boxes." THE NEW MEMBER.—Dr A. 0. Davies presided on Tuesday evening over a smoking concert, when Col. Pryce-Jones met his supporters, and was ac- corded a hearty welcome. Atter the meeting he was carried shoulder-high to his hotel. CHRISTMAS MARKET.—There was a good supply on Wednesday and a brisk demand, and good prices were realised. There was an excelient show by Messrs E. Hamer and Co., Mr R. Lloyd, Mr W. Thomas, Mr Peter Rees, and Mr John Edwards, butchers. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—At an adjourned meet- ing of the Guardians, held on Wednesday, over which Mr M. E. Francis presided, a list of 58 out-door paupeis in the Union, who have applied for and are likely to receive old-age pensions in January was considered. On December 28, 1910, these paupers will receive their last payment of relief, enough to keep them until January 3rd. CHRISTMAS LETTERS AND PARCELS.—It seems that a special horse and trolly has been chartered to deal with the heavy work of dispatching letters and parcels to the station, and it seems the old custom of sending presents and cards is still held as a reminder to old acquaintance of friends ttill true and with good memories. The traffic in geese has not been so great as usual. The strike at South Wales is said to be accountable for the slackness in this particular trade. The butchers of the town had an exceptionally good supply of meat. COMPETITIVE MEETING.—A successful meeting was held at the Council School, Derwenlas, on Friday evening week, when notwithstanding in- clement weather a goodly number of persons were fortunate in being present to enjoy the excellent programme of competitive and other items which were rendered. The chair was occupied by Mr Edmund Gillart, solicitor. Mr John Evans acted as conductor in his usual able manner. The Rev D. Jones and Mr J. O. Williams ated as adjudica- tors. The following artistes gave their services: Messrs Athelstan Lee (of the Bechstein and Steinway Halls, London), J. Ryan Leighton, E. T. Humphreys, and the accompanists were Mrs Trevor Jones and Misses Leighton and Morgan. PRESENTATION.—In recognition of faithful services for seventeen years as treasurer to the local branch of North Wales Women's Temperance Association, Mrs Bennett Davies, Maldwyn House, was the recipient at a meeting in the English Chapel School-room of a handsome present. In the absence of the President Mrs Foulkes Jones, who was indisposed, Miss Emily Foulkes Jones made the presentation, referring to Mrs Davies's valuable service in a very appropriate and kind address. The following ladies also took part in the meeting, and endorsed the remarks made by Miss Foulkes Jones, Mrs J. G. Jenkins, Bank Place, Mrs Davies, Royal House, Mrs Davies, Station, Miss Petra Jones, Miss Maglona Rees, and Miss Evans, Idris Villa. LOCAL BANKRUPTCY.—At Aberystwyth, on Wednesday, before Joseph Davies, Esq, registrar, the examination in bankruptcy was conducted by Mr H. W. Thomas, the official receiver, of Mr John Jones, Melingerrig, Penegoes, manager of Messrs Davies, Welsh Woollen Company. The gross liabilities included three unsecured creditors for XM4 17s, and two creditors partly secured, for £ 47 5s. The only asset was a watch valued at 28 6d, leaving a deficiency of £ 911 19s 6d. Debtor alleged pressure by a creditor as causft of his failure. His liabilities exceeded assets on Dec. 6th. 1909, by .£882 19s 6d, and household expenses amounted to X64 for the year. Debtor, who is 59 years of age, has resided and carried on business as wool factor at Melingerrig for the past 30 years. His business was formed into a limited company in July, 1909, and he acts as manager. Prior to the Company's formation, the house, fac- tory, and greater part of the machinery were his wife's property, subject to mortgage. The house- hold furniture Pond certain machinery were sold to the Company for 100 fully-paid £1 shares, which were allocated equally between debtor and his wife.—The wife was allowed the use of the house and furniture in part payment of salary as secre- tary to the Company.—Replying to the Receiver, debtor stated that .after his father's death the business was carried on by his mother until her death, and afterwards by himself and two brothers. The property belonged to Mr John Morgan, but Mr David Davies came inte posses- sion as mortgagee. After his marriage an under- standing was come to between debtor and his brothers respecting their partnership. He married in 1898, and eight months afterwards carried on the business on his own account. His wife bought the property for £450. which was borrowed.— Having been questioned at length in regard to his liabilities, the examination was adjourned.—The debtor was represented by Mr A. J. Hughes, and Mr W. P. Owen appeared for the creditors. FOOTBALL.-The County School enter- tained the Newtown County School XI. on Thursday on their football field. A well- contested match ended in favour of New- town by 3-1. OBERA-MERGAU.Many people who did not know how to even pronounce this word attended on Thursday evening at the Graig Schoolroom, under the presidency of Mr D. E. Davies, to hear Nurse Pryce lecture upon it. Lantern slides revealed the peculiari- ites of the spot in question. GENEROSITY.—On Friday, at the Vane Hall, through the generosity of Lord Herbert Vane-Tempest, gifts of bread, beef, and vegetables were distributed to the poor of the town. Amongst those present were the Rev C. Pryce (rector), Rev R. P. Hughes (curate), Miss Griffiths, Mr R. Gillart, and Mr Gribble. The Rector, Miss Griffith, and Mr R. Gillart voiced the ap- preciation of the recipients of the gifts. GOVERNORS.—On Friday afternoon, Mr Richard Rees presided over a meeting of the County School Governors, and there were also present Messrs T. R. Morgan, J. M. Breeze, W. H. Meredith Roberts (clerk), and H. H. Meyler, M.A. (head master). The credit balance in the bank was £ 60, and bills amounting to £ 231 8s 9d (includ- ing salaries) were directed to be paid. January 17th was the date fixed for the re-opening of the school after the Christ- mas holidays. A letter was read from the Clerk of the County Council stating- that Dr D. Edwards, Cemmes, had been ap- pointed for the next three years. The seats of Mrs Jenkins and Dr Williams were de- clared vacant. PRIZE DAY. -On Thursday afternoon, the prizes given by the Education Authority for regular attendance were presented to the scholars of the National School. Evan Humphreys and his two sisters received medals for making two ears' unbroken attendance. A musical evening was after- wards spent. As leaving the school the cbildr were presented with oranges, etc., by Mrs Howell, School House. A similar aiternoon was spent at the infants' school. DR. A. O. DAVIES AND MID-WIFERY.— An inquest was held by the Coroner tor Aberystwyth, Mr John Evans, at Glandvfi, on Monday on the body of Mrs Sarah Jane Humphreys, wife of Mr Owen Humphreys, ot Park-terrace.—Mr Humphreys said his wiie, who was 33 years of age, died on Fridav evening at seven o'clock. She srave birth to a child about four o'clock. Mrs Sophia Jones attended her as midwife. His wife told him that a doctor was not neces- sary.—The Coroner pointed out that the husband was responsible for making the necessary arrangements on an occasion of that kind.—Mrs Sophia Jones, of Tanyfoel, Eglwysfach, who said she was not a regis- tered midwife, next gave evidence. She said she attended Mrs Humphreys on the occasion of the previous confinement, and had acted as midwife for many years.-The Coroner pointed out that she was liable to prosecution for every case she attended without the directions of a medical man.— Witness, continuing, said deceased was in I pain for some lime, but gave birth without much trouble. Witness afterwardo sug- gested that a doctor should be sent. for,, but deceased' at first said it was not neces- sary. The doctor, however, was sent. for.- Dr A. O. Davies said that on arriving he found the woman in extremis, and suffer- ing from internal hemorrhage. He had at- tended her two and a. half years ago, when she was in a severe and dangerous condi- tion. She was subject to goitre, which in- fluenced her nervous condition. Everything possible was done to save her. The mid- wife was quite competent to deal with or- dinary cases. Deceased was a determined women, and he quite believed that she was unw illirig to have a doctor's services. He bad given the Coroner the trouble of hold- ing the inquest from a sense of public duty, in order to impress the necessity of every community having a registered midwife.- The Coroner also spoke of the importance of making proper provision, and said Dr Davies had acted in the public interest in causing the circumstances to be investi- gated.—A verdict that death was due to syncope following postpartem hemorrhage was returned.



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