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The Disloyalists. Sir,—To say positively that I know would be to presume a trifle too much, but I have very, very strong reason to believe that not a few Liberals with whom I am familiar voted Tory at Newtown. Left to themselves I daresay they would have stood true, but worried day and night by Tory canvassers, they yielded. We, of course, know many of the sympathetic yarns that were told to fetch votes, and the cajoleries practised every- where, but all these things were no justification for the disloyalists. Their names are known at Liberal headquarters, and if, as is said, their dis- loyalty was due to more mercenary motives, then they should be left to the patronage of the party whom they supported in the hope of obtaining personal favours.—Yours truly. JUSTICE. P.S.-These are the men too, who chatter about their Liberalism and appear devoted Noncon- formists. Their religion, like their politics, evidently is only a commercial one.
Liberal Clubs. Sir,-Under any circumstances Liberals could not emulate the tactics pursued by the Borough Tories in this electipn, but there is one leaf in their book which we could wisely copy. And that is the establishment of Liberal Clubs in all the Boroughs. At present there is no place where Liberals can foregather, and so the party has to depend upon the allegiance of the rank and file. The organisation of clubs would serve not only a social purpose—excellent in itself for the young people who in winter time have nowhere to go for company-but it would be a means of instruction. All attempts at political enlightenment are, of course, lost upon a certain community of working men, but there are many who. though indepen- dently circumstanced, are yet politically ignorant in their attachment to Toryism. It is important to get hold of such people. An enlightened individual is usually a principled being, and a man of principle is less likely to vote wrongly than a less ealightened brother.—Yours, etc, YOUNG LIBERAL LEAGUER.
The Working Man Tory.
The Working Man Tory. Sir,-I should very much like to hear from any working man his reasons for voting Tory last week. I can understand why some working men Tote for a Tory candidate, but what I cannot understand is a working-man Tory. I want such a being to explain to me why he has voted against a Government which has provided him with a pension in his old age, and is Minimising his sufferings incident to unemploy- ment, which hae commanded the rich to pay a more proportionate share of the country's expenses now unduly borne by the working people; which has given facilities for repopulating the land by means of small holdings; which extended the Workmen's Compensation Act (originally a Lib- eral measure) to include six million additional persons which the Tories refused to admit to benefit; whioh through the Trade Disputes Act restored to the workers the right of effective com- bination which provided for the medical super- vision of school children—to quote but a few measures of social benefit-and which is now bent upon establishing the supremacy of the House of Commons through which the working man ex- presses his wish and his will. I should like one workman to give me his political reasons tor voting for Colonel Pryce- Jones. Surely this is not a big ta&k to set him. Will he oblige? The Colonel claimed that his success was a triumph for the cause he espoused. May we hear of that cause from any standpoint of the working man who supported him.—Yours truly, INQUIRER.
Tory Working Men.
Tory Working Men. gir,—I am surprised at the working people of Montgomery Boroughs returning a food taxer to Parliament, a man who would raise the revenue by taxing the necessaries of the working people rather than the luxuries of the rich. I am afraid there are a great many men in the Montgomery Boroughs who have not got the courage to stand out for their rights. Perhaps some of them sold their birthright for a mess of pottage. If Colonel Pryce-Jones' party were in power it would be a dark lookout for the workers of Great Britain. We should have Protection, which 1 jvould bring misery to our homes. And this the Tory party know, but they don't trouble as long as it will relieve the rich of paying their fair share of the revenue. Their object is to keep the working classes in the inire. But, happily, the Liberals have won a great victory even if they lost the Mont- gomery Boroughs. They had lords, brewers, and parsons fighting bitterly against them, and telling the voters all manner of pre- judicial lies. It is anything but creditable for a parson to ask a man to vote for a food taxer, knowing ,as he must, that Protection would bring nothing but misery into the homes of the majority of people. The parson above all men should be the last to advo- cate such unwelcome and unjust legislation. I think it ought to be enough for us to know who is for us and who is against us, when we read of men like Lord Joicey turning their backs upon us. Why did he turn ? I ask working men not to be misled again. Have courage to stand up for your rights, and dont listen to what lords, brewers, and parsons tell you at election time. The majority of these men have lived a life of luxury on the money they have obtained from the workers of this country. I read in your paper that Welshpool is the hot-bed of working men Tories, and yet, if I am rightly informed, there are more slums and poverty in Welshpool than any town in Montgomery- shire. Let me say a word to my working friends in Welshpool. Don't put yourselves in the hands of the Tory party at election times and do their dirty work. We look upon such men as traitors to their fellow men. Although I do not say Welshpool boys are traitors, perhaps it is their ignorance of politics. Indeed, any working man that votes for a food taxer must be very ignorant of politics, otherwise he is no good to him- self or his fellow men. When we read here of I,iberal speakers getting molested in Welshpool by the Tory roughs, we often wish we were nearer Welshpool. We would make short work of these fellows My ex- perience of the Tory working man is, he is either a very ignorant man, or a Tory be- cause his employer is a Tory, and he thinks to better his position by sporting the blue. I always look upon this class as dangerous. In fact, they are snakes in the grass. I have known them to be hot Liberals when working for Liberal employers. When, how- ever, they work for Tory employers they turn at once. and are prepared to do any dirty work. Such men I look down upon as unworthy of the name of men, and I am afraid there are a good many of this class in the Montgomery Boroughs. A SOUTH WALES MINER.
REJECTED! The Montgomeryshire Yeomanry Not Wanted by Llandrindod Wells Urban Council. What Would Welshpool Do? Poolonians in particular will need to rub their eyes very, very hard when they read the following report of the proceedings of Llandrindod Wells Urban District Council, at which meeting they actually declined the offer of the Montgomery- shire Yeomanry to encamp in the neighbourhood of Llandrindod. It may well appear a fiction to the martial citizens of Pool, who regard the residence of Yeomanry or Militia for a while in their midst as the summit and consummation of their highest municipal aspirations. But here follows the cold, verbatim report in black and white, and readers kindly remember what may appear still more extraordinary—there is a Coc- servative majority on the Llandrindod Town Council. The Clerk read a letter from Captain Joicey stating that it was proposed that next year the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry should camp at Llan- drindod Wells if the Town Council were prepared to welcome them, and provided suitable camping ground could be found. The Clerk added that Sergt.-Major Wynn had impressed upon him that the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry were an excellent lot of men. The suggested date was May. Mr J. Edwards moved that the Council extend an invitation to the Yeomanry. Mr T. Evans seconded. He said that the time of year suggested would be convenient for Llan- drindod Wells, and if the camp came it would mean that about t2,000 per year would be spent in the town. The Montgomeryshire Yeomanry were a very respectable lot of men; and to have the camp at Llandrindod Wells would not only bring money to the different traders, but the wives of officers would also require rooms, and altogether he believed the camp would prove a financial boon to the town. Mr J. Jones said he had opposed this on pre- vious occasions and should do so now again. What had transpired when yeomanry camps had been in the vicinity of Llandrindod Wells before showed that they ought to be very cautious in this matter. There had been scenes which were a disgrace to the town, and if they had the camp nearer still it would probably be worse. Seme traders in the town might or might not benefit. He did not know whether they would or not. That was not the question with him. Llandrindod Wells was a health resort, and in the month of May and at the beginning of June they had some of the best people they had all through the season. They were advanoing in this direction year by year, and it would be most unwise to have anything in the neighbourhood which would be detrimental to the town as a health resort. Even if half-a-dozen tradesmen were benefitted, daniage might be done in other directions which would take a considerable time to regain. Mr W. L. Harper concurred with Mr Jones and gave an instance of disorderly conduct on the part of yeomanry which had come under his own observation. He considered that the interest of the town as a health-resort should be considered before thinking of the bay and provender which would be purchased locally. They knew where they got the provisions for the men from; and he (Mr Harper) did not see what benefit it would be to have the camp there. His view was that the amount of damage which would be done to the place as a health resort would far exceed any advantage which would arise, and he therefore thought they would be wise in refusing to accede to this request. Mr R. Page said there were good and bad men in most things, and he was surprised that any councillor should be against this proposal. Mr Norton said that in his opinion a good deal would depend on where the c%mp was. Had they any information on that point The Chairman No. Mr Norton: If the camp was a fair distance away I should support it. Mr T. Slfans said the ground proposed was the Doles above Llanyre bridge. He did not want to say more than he had, but if an enemy was approaching from over the hills those who had spoken would be the first to welcome the yeomanry. Mr J. Jones and Mr Harper: Rubbish, rubbish. On a division the voting was as follows: For the invitation, Messrs J. Edwards, T. Evans, R. Page, T. Ileighway, and T. Norton-5; against, The Chairi»an' Messrs J. Jones, W. L, Harper, J. Coombs and J. O. Bufton—5. Mr ETvan Bufton did not vote- A The Chairman said he could not see his way tp support the application, and should therefore give his casting vote against the resolution, which was therefore lost. ^■
MACHYNLLETH URBAN COUNCIL.
MACHYNLLETH URBAN COUNCIL. Mr T. Parsons presided over the ordinary meeting of the Machynlleth Urban District Council held on Monday. Otners present ^vere Messrs R Gillart, E. Morgan W. Sadleir, J. Micah, J. Evans, J. Pugh, D. Smith H. l>ewis, E. Jones, and Dr Wil- liams, with Mr E. Gillart (clerk), Dr Davies (medical officer), and Mr Thomas (inspector and surveyor).. The Clerk reported that he had handed over f-300 to the account of the Mawddwy Railway Company, and had received the debenture certificate. In reply • to a letter from Mr Gough, secretary of the Cambrian Resorts Asso- ciation, the Clerk was instructed to say that the Council were not in a position to increase its liability. Correspondence with the Home Office and the Local Government Board as to adopting certain portions of the Public Health Amendment Act was referred to a com- mittee. It was resolved to ask the tenants of the lock-up shops to pay for the preparation of the agreements and leases, inasmuch as the Council had met them in other matters. The agreement with the County Council in respect of the niainterarice of main roads was referred to a committee. Mr Gillart said he hoped the matter would be tackled in earnest and without "slay. On the motion of Mr H. Lewis, seconded by Mr R. Gillart, it was resolved to give the County Council three months' notice to terminate the present agreement, as the Council did not consider the contribution adequate. Mrs Williams, Skinners' Arms, wrote calling attention to the fact that house re- fuse was deposited in a lane near her field, and saying that if the deposit were carried on to her field by the flood, she would hold the Council responsible. It was agreed to reply that the deposit of the refuse in the lane was an accident, and that the Surveyor had been instructed to communicate with the contractor, saying that the Council repudiated all liability. The Council having called the attention of the War Office to facilities for camping and training troops in the neighbourhood, a letter was read from the headquarters of the Western Command, stating that whilst fully recognising the hearty manner in which the Territorial troops were received in the neighbourhood of Machynlleth dur- ing the ilialiceuvre; in August, it was con- sidered that for training and camping pur- poses generally the locality was most suita- ble. The Collector of general district rates reported having collected £ 126 17s 2d, leav- ing £ 560 10s 6d outstanding. Replying to a question, the Collector said that Y-50 of the first instalment was irrecoverable owing to vacancies and ap- peals. Directions were given to the Collector to take any steps necessary to recover the arrears.
DOLFOR. Just received a fine lot of Ladies' useful Box Calf Boots, with stout soles, for Winter wear; price, 7/9; get a pair, and be comfo.-table.-R KICICAKDS, 30, Bridge-street, Newtown
! THE WELSH NATIONAL IMEMORIAL.
THE WELSH NATIONAL I MEMORIAL. Interesting Speech by the County Member. At a public meeting held in Aberystwyth on Monday to promote the Welsh National Memorial to the late King Edward, Principal Roberts moved a resolution approving of the proposal, and pledging the meeting to give it its strongest support. He said that Wales had contributed £ 60,000 toward national higher edu- cation when nothing was received from Imperial sources, and he had no doubt that the people of Aberystwyth and of the Principality would not fall short in doing what they could in connection with this matter. A beginning had already been made in West Wales at the Alltymynydd Sanato- rium, but the very good work done there only served to throw into relief the necessity of dealing with this matter on national lines. Alderman E. P. Wynne seconded the resolution, which was unanimously carried. Lord Kenyon said it was quite as possible to stamp out tuberculosis as it had been to stamp out small-pox. Professor Koch had discovered the bacillus of tuberculosis, and had shown them how to fight it. The scheme of a memorial to King Edward was not one of merely erecting hospitals and sanatoria, but was one to wipe out entirely the scourge of consumption from their midst. Mr David Davies, in the course of his speech, thought that a memorial to King Edward should fulfil three conditions. It should be cognisant and in sympathy with the King's life and char- acter it should be useful and practical and bene- ficial to the people of Wales; and it should be something which every citizen in Wales could heartily support. A campaign against tuber- colosis, he thought, fulfilled all those conditions, and therefore he appealed to all the people of Wales to support it (cheers). To successfully attack a terrible scourge like consumption required the employment of all possible forces. The pro- moters of the memorial intended to work mainly on the preventative side. Alderman Wynne had given the cost of alleviation of suffering and misery. The promoters of the memorial intended going to the root of the matter, and the only way of doing that was to wage a war of extermination against the microbe and bacillus of consumption. Their attack would proceed along three main lines-the first educational, the second dispen. saries, and the third sanatoria; by lectures and literature how to prevent consumption, by exhibition of the causes of consumption, by the employment of trained nurses to deal with consumption in its initial stages, and by the institution of dispensaries to supervise and watch every case and to act as an intermedi- ary between the home and the sanatorium. The extent and details of the memorial would depend upon the total amount subscribed. It was not intended to waste money on bricks and mortar. The money would be spent in accordance with the best medical advice and the experience of other countries where the disease had been successfully combated. It is true that a large sum of money was asked for, but it was thought it was advisable to adequately endow the memorial from the start instead of erecting the memorial and then con- tinuously begging for contributions to its main- tenance (hear, hear). In school they were taught that man was composed of soul, mind, and body. Wales had covered her hillsides with places of of worship, and was now provided with a splendid and complete system of education, but so far had been negligent of the public health. Until they they had done what they could to secure a healthy body they would not have completed their national work (applause).
Concert at Newtown.
Concert at Newtown. A concert promoted by the Cedawain Choral Society was held in the Victoria Hall, Newtown, on Wednesday last. The date was originally fixed for an evening in the week previous, but the election interfered, and it may be partly due to that fact that that the attendance was not what it should have been-taking into consideration either the merits of the programme or of the promoters. The choir, under the capable con- ductorship of Mr Oliver D. S. Taylor, were responsible for four items-two of them, Haydn's "Achieved is the glorious work," and Brahm's Love, fare thee well," being the test pieces at Chester Eisteddfod, whither the choir journey to-day (Monday). As the result of their per- formance there will be known soon after this issue will be in the hands of our readers we refrain from entering into a detailed criticism of their singing on Wednesday. The choir is un- doubtedly an organisation of merit, and the announcement that they contemplate performing a standard work during the present season will be hailed with delight by lovers of choral music. The, voices are bright, and the parts fairly balanced; the intonation being good, and the marks of expression duly noted. The pianissimo passages in the glee were in every way excellent. The choir had enlisted the services of Mr James Coleman, of Lichfield Cathedral, as principal vocalist, and though he has been heard in the town and district on very many occasions, it has always been in connection with a sacred service. So that this was the first opportunity a Newtewn audience had had of hearing Mr Coleman in other than sacred music. The pieces selected by him were Gounod's 'Loving smile of sister kind," Wagner's 'Star of Eve,' Mendelssohn's 'I am a roamer,' and a new song by the vocalist,' Gentle- men-The King,' and in each of these items it is not too much to say that Mr Coleman raised his listeners to a high pitch of enthusiasm, and each song was encored. It would be difficult to deter- mine in which air the vocalist showed to the greatest advantage, as the award would be given according to the varying tastes of the audience, and also as in each item the famous singer was able to manifest the resources of his art. Above all stood out the fact that Mr Coleman's voice is gaining and rapidly gaining increased sonority, and whether his tones weie of the softest kind or of the trumpet, the richness and roundness of the tone produced was most noticeable. Let us have Mr Coleman soon again, for his singing must be worth much to our local artistes as lessons in the art of voice production, Miss Ethel Morgan took the place of Mrs Gertie Jones (who was indisposed), and her welcome contributions were marked by careful and artistic rendering. Other songs were given by Mrs H. Parry, Miss Taylor, and Mr C. Morley Hughes; Miss Winnie Edwards and Mr Howard Jones being responsible for a duet; and a Quartette was rendered by the Newtown Quar- tette Party. The chair was taken by the newly elected member for the boroughs-vol. Pryce-Jones, M.P. --and his remarks, though not lengthy, were most happy and appropriate. We must not conclude this brief review with- out remarking upon the painstaking and capable manner in which the accompaniment were played by MtS George Astley upon the pianoforte.
Mr. D. Davies' Foxhounds.
Mr. D. Davies' Foxhounds. On Saturday week these hounds met at Bettws. Cwmdockin Gorse was first drawn, but proved blank." Brynycil was next visited, when a fox broke away up for Gaer, down around the Gorse, then back up over the top to Brynycil, Cwm- dockin and Camp; from there into Pennant Wood. The hounds were pressing him very hard. and he had to beat a hasty retreat back along the same line to Brynycil, Gaer and Llivior Gorse. Turning to the right and leaving Blackwood to the lett, he went down to Tynycoed, through Vaynor Park to Panny, then across the road and field opposite Rhiewport Hall and into the river Rhiew, which was flooded. No more could bo seen of Mr Reynard, while several of the hounds were carried some distance down and had to be brought back through Berriew. Llanfair was the place fixed for Monday's meet and the hounds proceeded at once to Bryngias Rough, which proved blank. The Gorse side was next drawn, and very quickly a Tally Ho! was heard trom Rhys Jones. Reynard was attempting to make his way to Belan Rock, but the hounds getting a good start never gave him room to dodge about till they ran into him and rolled him over. Another fox was soon found in Lawnt Plantation, and crossed the dingle opposite Lawnt down to the Land of Canaan, then to Belan Rock, over the brook to Dr Salter's residence, up the Dwy- rhiew Dingle, round by Upper Lawnt to the place where he was found, then through the Dingle, and turned right-handed to the Land of Canaan, when Reynard's followers (like the Israelites of -old) had only the satisfaction of viewing him, as I he gave them the slip completely. [ ONE IN THE HUNT.
NB WTOWiN. A SPLENDID New Assortment of Wedding Presents on view at C. W. NORTON'S, Iron- monger, Broad-street, Newtown.—[Advt.] FoOTIBALL.-Call and see the New Stock of Football Boots. Bladders and Inflators all cheap at Rickard's Eagle Boot Depot, Newtown. [Advt. COAL AND LimE.-If you w.-t!it GOOD quality Coal at reasonable prices, either in truck or cart loads, or in cwt. sacks, try JOHN SMOUT, No. 13, Canal Wharf, Newtown. fAdvt. MB. T. MALDWYN PRICE, 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 Fvan 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. BIG MANTLE SHOW -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. IF you have a bad cough, and a good shilling, you can part company with both by purchasing a bottle of Owen's Cough Elixir, a never-failing remedy.—Prepared and sold only by F. J. Nash, M.P.S., chemist, Broad-street, Newtown.—Advt. 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. F. J. NASH, M.P.S., Chemist and Optician, Broad-street, Nowtown, desires to draw the atten- tion of intending purchasers of Xmas presents to his varied and up-to-date stock of spectacles, eyeglasses, and other optical goods. Eyesight tested free of charge. DEAD POULTRY MARKET.—There was a plenti- ful supply of geese at Tuesday's market, and tnrkeys and fowls realised good prices. Geese, however, went cheap, and many were not sold. Geese were 6d to 6ld per lb; turkeys, lOd to lid per lb; fowls, 43 6d to 53 per couple, and rabbits were lOd each. THE COUNTY SCHOOL.—On Friday afternoon, the 16th inst, Mr E. Lloyd Jones, of Llandinam, gave a very interesting lantern-slide lecture on "Rome and some Italian cities," prefacing his lecture with a short illustrated account of the ex- cavations at Caersws. It was very much appre- ciated by both schools, and similar efforts on the part of old boys would be very much welcomed. HOCKEY.—The annual trial match of the North Wales Hockey Association was played at Ruabon on Saturday. December 17, when the following members of the Newtown Club accepted the in- vitation of the Selection Committee to play for the East XI. :-Idris Morgan, left back; F. R. Ford, left half; A. N. Powell, centre half; B. Savage, right half; T. Powell Richards, outside left. The play of the local players frequently won applause from the crowd, and, indeed, one might have thought by the continued shouts, Played, Newtown! and Good old Newtown that the local team were playing before their own supporters. Ford quickly caught the eye by the fine way he stopped Bone, of Llandudno, who played for Wales in all the International matches last season. The Newtown left half was cool, and never allowed his opponent to pass him. The play of the Newtown halves was much admired; they were rarely beaten; and fed their forwards in good style. Idris Morgan did not play up to his usual Club style, but he was easily the best left back on the field. Richards did well among the forwards. After the match the following were selected to represent the North v. the South at Brecon on January 14th:—Idris Morgan, B. Savage, T. R. Ford, and T. Powell Richards. Mr D. Morgan has been appointed a membei of the International Selection Committee, and he has been chosen umpire for the North v. South match on January 14th. INFIRMARY BALL. Thanks to the energy and enthusiasm of the joint hon. secretaries, and also to the hearty interest of all others who have previously associated with it, the annual county ball on behalf of the Mont- gomeryshire Infirmary, to be held on Friday next, is likely to prove a grand success. This is particularly gratifying, in view of the erection of the- new infirmary, which is being proceeded with upon the admirable site presented by our townsman, Mr Edward Powell.
CAERSWS. A. H. BENNETT, Draper, &c., Caersws, has a Splendid Show of Fancy Goods, Toys, etc., Christmas and New Year Cards, at prices to suit all classes. Inspection invited. Advt.]
CLATTER. COUNCIL SCHOOL.—On Thursday week a pleasant little function took place at the above school. The book prizes offered by the Local Education Authority for a school attendance of 97 per cent, were distributed by the Chairman of Managers (Mr Edward Jones, Glynawel) to the following children: Standard 6, Hannah Pritchard and Margaret Ellen Ashton; standard 3, Hannah E. Jones (Tyclap), Annie Morris (Clatter); standard 2, Glyn Jones (Glynawel), Edward Jones (Tyclap), and Evan Humphreys (Old House). After the distribution of prizes, and songs by the school children, short speeches suitable to the occasion were delivered by the following managers: The Chairman, Mr E. George (Pontdolgoch), and the Correspondent (Mr Richard Jones, Pendinas).
SARN. LECTURES.—The course of lectures provided by the County Council Agricultural Committee on "Gardening and the cultivation of fruit in orchards and gardens," was given in the school- room on Monday week and Weduesd&y last by Prof. J. L. Pickard, F.R.H.S. Demonstrations in the neighbouring orchards and gardens were also given. The whole course was well attended and most thoroughly appreciated. Professor Pickard is to be congratulated on the enthusiasm he is so able to inspire. ODDFELLOWSHIP.—A new Lodge—"The Loyal Perseverance"—was opened at Sarn on Saturday by the Provincial Grand Master, Bro. Bright, of Bishop's Castle, assisted by prominent Oddfellows from the neighbouring Lodges, including the veteran enthusiast, Bro. Chas. Sbuktr, Prov. Sec. for the Montgomery District. The proceedings were marked by that dignity and amity which the ritual of the Order inspired. A fair number of candidates were initiated, and it is expected that the new Lodge will make a goodly number of members now that it is fairly launched. The first Lodge night will be on Friday next. The first of the prizes offered by Bro. J. E. Tomley, PPG.M., was won by Bro. W. C. Turner, the first Noble Grand of the new Lodge, and gener- ously returned by him to the management fund. The Grand Master offered a prize of a watch to the juvenile who during the next twelve months introduces the greatest number of members in the juvenile branch.
LLANWNOG. A. H. BENNETT, Draper, &c., Caersws, has a Splendid Show of Fancy Goods, Toys, etc., Christmas and New Year Cards, at prices to suit all classes. Inspection invited. [Advt.
Votes for Women.
Votes for Women. Sir,—The General Election is over, and the Women's Freedom League for the second time Î:1 the year has finished its spocial election campaign. The League can think with gratification th.t. ir. has accomplished its task, that the wotden titi gists have brought before the country th,. ciaim of its unenfranchised citizens to justice and repre- sentative government. We work under great difficulties, and we have the disadvantage that we represent the voteless, the poor and helpless, the unorganised industrial workers. The sympathy of English people has always been generously extended to those in foreign countries who have fought for political freedom; we appeal now to English men and women to give the same help to their own country- women to use their influence and to send money to help them in the political battle in which they alone are forced to fight without the use of any constitutional weapon. We ask all sympathisers to send their names as workers and subscribers to the Women's Freedom League, 1, Robert-street, Adelpbi, London, W.C. -Tours faithfully, C. DESPARD. 22nd December, 1910,
'I 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" Sepnracor has been awarded over 100 medals. The most reliable; easiest to work; British mad e.-Cali and inspect at HUMPHREY JONES & SON, Hall- street. [Advt. MONDAY'S MARKET PRICES.—There was a big supply of poultry at the Christmas market on Monday. Prices: -furkeys, 9id to 9d per lb; geese, 6s 6d each; fowls, 4s 6d to 6s per couple; ducks, 6s to 8s per couple couple; butter. Is Id to Is 2d per lb; eggs, 5 to 6 for Is. LONDON COLLEGE OF MUSIC-At the recent examinations of the above held at Shrewsbury centre, the following candidates have been successful:—Miss Gwenfron Thomas, daughter of Rev E. Thomas, Aldwyn House, Meifod, diploma section of Associate ot London College of Music; and Miss Hilda Davies, daughter of Mr Davies, the Bryn, Middletown, elementary section, honours division. They are pupils of Miss James, A.L.C.M., of Berriew-street, Welshpool. TRAP ACCIDENT,-Welshpool and district has had its share of accidents lately. Another trap accident took place on Monday Mrs Jarman, of Shirley, Churchstoke, was driving a trap dcwn Church-street, when the back of the traD collided with another cart. and the horse bolted. As the animal was turning the corner by the Royal Oak, Mr Jones, an inspector of the Board of Agricul- ture, pluckily attempted to stop its career, but the occupant was thrown out of the trap, which after- wards collided with a buttress in the hotel yard and was smashed. The horse escaped uninjured. Mr Jones sustained some nasty cuts on .his face, whilst Mr Jarman was badly injured about the head. COUNTY SCHOOL GOVERNORS.—At a meeting of the Governors of the Welshpool County Schools held at the schools on Tuesday afternoon a lengthy discussion took place with regatd to the prepara- tory class which Miss Bingham proposes to establish for girls under ten years of age not coming from the elementary schools. It was stated that a new class room would be required and an additional assistant mistress.—The Chairman and Clerk (Mr C. P. Winnall) were asked to meet Mr Owen Owen, the chief inspector of Welsh County Schools and consider the proposal.—It had been decided that a new boys' classroom be erected, and the tender of Mr Evan Davies, Welshpool (who undertook to do the work for "85) was accepted.
LLANIDLOES. A FAITHFUL LIBERAL.—In these days of motor-cars out-voters are put to comparatively little sacrifice of time in getting to the poll, but few cases are on record in the modern history of electioneering to equal the devotion of Mr Evan Griffiths, who walked from South Wales to Llan- idloes, a distance of 63 miles in order to record his vote for Mr Humphreys-Owen. A RUMMAGE SALE AND TEA was held in the National Schools on Monday last in aid of the Church funds. The stall-holders were: Misses E. O. Jones, Misses Webb, Nurse Duncan, Miss Parker, Miss Griffiths, Mrs Hollins, Misses Phillips, Mrs Herbert Roberts, Mrs John Davies, Misses Jones, Mrs Edie Davies, Mrs S. A. Lewis, Miss Priscilla George, and Messrs J. A. Jones and Ed. Humphreys. ASSAULT.—On Tuesday afternoon last Oswald George, of Penygraig-street, and Edward Owen, of Church-place, were brought up in custody, before Messrs Edward Davies, and Wllm. Ashton, Ashton, charged with assaulting William Hamer, of Church-place, the previous night.—P.C. Pugh proved arresting George and O wen.—Mrs Hamer, wife of William Hamer, gave evidence to the effect that her husband was in bed and unable to appear.—Sergt. Lewis said he was instructed to object to bail being allowed.—Mr Richd. George, solicitor, Newtown, who appeared for the defence, immediately took exception to this statement, and quoted authorities to the effect that it was quite out of order.—The Magistrates remanded the accused until Wednesday next, bail being allowed in tlO each, and two sureties for .£20 each. < OBITUARY.—We regret to record the death of Mrs Ann Jones, widow, of 36, High-street, which took place on Saturday week. Mrs Jones was in her 77th year. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon, at Bethel Cemetery. The chief mourners were Mr Evan Jones (son), Miss Ann Jones (daughter), Mr and Mrs Tom Jones (son and daughter-in-law), Mr and Mrs David Jones (son and daughter-in-law), Mr and Mrs E. Morgan (son-in-law and daughter), Mrs Brown (sister). The Rev J. Thomas officiated.-We also regret to record the death of Mrs Sarah Evans, wife of Mr Evans, of Glynhafren Farm, who passed away on Friday last at the age of 66. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon at Llangurig Nonconformist Cemetery. The Rev Deri Morgan officiated.
LLANGURIG. ON Tuesday, Mr Godfrey Bo wen attended at the rent audit of the Tyddyn estate held at the Red Lion Hotel, Llanidloes, and on Thursday Messrs Gillart and Henry received the rents for the Garth estate at the same hotel. A substan- tial dinner was provided in each case by the hostess (Mrs Marpole). Toasts and music, as usual, brought the proceedings to a close.
PONTDOLGOCH. A. H. BENNETT, Draper, <fcc., Caersws, has a Splendid Show of Fancy Goods, Toys, etc., Christmas and New Year Cards, at prices to suit all classes. Inspection invited. [Advt.
ABERMULE. To HELP the Clergy Auxiliary Stipend a fancy dress dance will be held early in the New Year at Dolforwyn School, and it is anticipated that there will be a great demand for tickets. Those wanting them are therefore recommended to apply to Mr Jack Miller early, and so avoid disappointment, as only a limited number consistent with the floor space will be available.
CHIRBURY. GENEROSITY.—Mr S. D. Price-Davies, the vice-chairman of the Forden Board of Guardians, who is one of the guardians for Chirbury parish, has just distributed to each person in receipt of out-relief in that parish a handsome Christms present in cash. This kind thought, on the part of Mr Price-Davies is very keenly appreciated by the recipients.
Old Age Pensions in Montgomeryshire.
Old Age Pensions in Montgomery- shire. Meetings of the Pension Bub-Committees were held at Newtown on Tuesday week and at Welshpool on Monday last. At the former place, Mr Hugh Lewis pre- sided, and there were also present Messrs J. Hamer Jones and David Hamer, with Mr C. Davies Jones, assistant clerk, and Messrs W. Taylor, S. R. Adcock, and L. Jones Williams, pension officers. Fifty-five case,, were dealt with. Fifty applicants were allowed 5s weekly and one 4s. One pension was increased from 3s to 5s, two were disallowed on account of I means, and one case was deferred. Out of the applications granted, forty-nine were those of persons formerly disqualified by the receipt of poor relief. Mr David Pryc-e presided at the Welsh- pool meeting, when there were also present Messrs E. R. Owen. J. Pugh, C. W. Hum- phreys, and R. (iriffiths, with Mr J. E. Tomley, clerk, and Messrs J. J. Marshall, W. Perrv. H. J. Molineux, W. Goddard, and T. F. S. Force, pension officers. Fifty-six cases were considered. Forty- three were allowed 5s, three were disallowed on account of age, and one under Section 3 (1) (b) of the Pensions Act. One pension was qiscontinued, and eight cases were de- ferred. Thirty-three of the successful ap- plicants were persons who had been pre- viously disqualified by poor relief.
DEATH. JONES.—On the 22nd inst., at 2§1, Stockport- road, Levenshulme, Manchester, Harriet Jones, late of Rock Farm, Berriew, aged 38 years.
( 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.
TREFEGLWYS; A. H. BENKTT, Draper, &c., Caersws, has a Splendid Show of Fancy Goods, Toys, etc., Christmas and New Year Cards, at prices to suit all classes. Inspection invited. rAdvt.
DOLFOR. HORTICULTURAL LECTURES.—A short course of three lectures have been given by Professor Pickard, F.R.H.S., on growth of vegetables, pruning of fruit trees, etc. The lectures were very interesting, and well delivered, but the attendance, like the weather, was wretched. Tin: SCHOOL SPECIAL PRIZES.—Mr W. B. Pugh has kindly given above to those scholars most proficient in writing and spelling. The prize winners were Annie Smout, Sarah Williams Gertie Williams, Bertie Price, Henry Jandrell* Annie Jandrell, Priscilla Morgan, and Abram Jones. These sent letters of thanks to the generous donor.
I notice that Sir J. D. Rees has been slinging mud at the Chancellor of the Exchequer for coming to help him last January at Newtown. He states that he was exceedingly embarrassed." I was present at that meeting, and if clapping his hands and smiling like a basket of chips are symptoms of embarrassment, then I quite believe him. At the same time, it is bad enough to be guilty of rattery, but to turn round and male- volently abuse his erstwhile friends, he not only forfeits the respect of all right-minded people, but renders himself an object of contempt, scorn," and, I was going to add, ridicule, but he has already made himself the laughing-stpek of the countryside. He will, no doubt, feel more at < home now, and with the combined help of Garvin Blatchford, and himself, they will even yet be able to save the Tory Party from utter ruin.- Capel, Berriew, Mont, RDSTICUS Dec. 22nd, 1910.
Two American fires-one in Chicago and the other in Philadelphia—were responsible for an appalling loss of life, nearly 50 firemen being killed by falling roofs and walls. Mr Lloyd George is in Paris, and has been duly interviewed by the Humanite," M. Jaure's paper. To the Socialist journalist (M. Longuet) the British Chancellor of the Exchequer confided his hopes for the future. He gave his word that the Lords' Veto would be abolished-" we have had enough of being the toys of our aristocrats," he declared. The Government, he assured his sym- pathetic interlocutor, would continue in their arduous efforts for the limitation of armaments, as we know that Imperialism and Militarism are the great adversaries of mankind." On the sub- ject of land legislation he declined to speak defi- nitely, but M. Longuet whether rightly or wrongly interpreted a smile as signifying that Mr George, at bottom, was ready to go as far as our Social- istic solution, the nationalisation of the land."
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To Help the Helpless. Sir,—You very kindly permitted me to appeal through the Express last year for help in con- nection with our Xmas and New Year's dinners for the aged poor in South London. The need this year is greater than ever, and we have liter- ally hundreds of families in the great districts of Lambeth, Blackfriars, and Vauxhall who are starving for food. We want to provide free dinners for the aged ones, and to provide parcels of clothing and groceries for the homes of the most deserving cases, and we have already more appeals than we know how to cope with. Our 2,000 slum children in our schools and mis- sions look forward to some little treat and favour in the New Year, and for eight years I have been able to see that they were not disappointed. For the poor old people and the helpless little children who cannot plead for themselves. I plead. The kind gifts of your readers for these may be sent to the address given below, and will be most gratefully acknowledged. Thanking you for your kind interest,—I remain, yours faithfully, R. HARRIS LLOYD, Superintendent South-West London Mission 32, Durand Gardens, Clapham-road, London, S.W.