INEWTOWN AND LLANIDLOES HIGH- WAY BOARD,—TUESDAY. j Present—Messr3 John Pryce (chairman), David Xloyd J. Evans, Cilgwyn, Thomas Breese, Thoma& JJow]and3, A. Jaondrell, Rd. Jones, John Venable3, Samuel Morgan, E. Williams (clerk), C. T. M. Taylor (deputy clerk), and Thomas Edmunds (sur- veyor. FINANCE. The Finance Committee, in their monthly report, reported that they had examined the surveyor a accounts, and recommended the following bills tor oayment:—Manual labour, £ 23 3s 10d; team labour and materials, .£32 109 lid; total, £ od 14i 9d. Balance due to the surveyor, £ 3 amount paid to the treasurer: Llangurig, £ 59; balance in treasurers hands, £ 342 Is 5d Contributions in arrear due 1st May ;-Carno, £ 32 Llanwnog, = £ 63 Mochdre, £ 20 total £ 115. The following cheques were recom- mended to be issued :-District surveyor (Mr Thos. Edmunds), £ 60; establishment accounts (Messrs Phillips and Son), X3 9s 5d total, £ 63 9a 5d.-The report was adopted. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. Mr Thos. Edmunds (district surveyor) presented the following report Ysgiliwch Bridge.—I beg to inform you that the parapet walls of the Ysgiliwch bridge have been completed. We are pointing the whole structure in cement, and it will be completed this week. Dolgwyddyl and Llanllvgan Bridge.—These bridges have not been proceeded with during the last few weeks owing to the hay harvest. I have received the sum of tl3 12s 6d as part pay- ment of the promised subscription towards the erection of the Upper Mill bridge, Llanllugan. The report was adopted without discussion. There was no further business, and the Board ad. journed to the first Tuesday in October.
WELSHPOOL TOWN COUNCIL,— TUESDAY. Present: The Mayor (W. A. Rogers, Esq.), Alder- men Mytton and Harrison, Councillors Anderson, E. O. Jones, J. P. Jones, John Lewis, C. Galloway, D. Jones, T. Parry, D. Richards, T. S. Pryce, and Hawksworth, with Mr E. Jones, town clerk, Mr G. Snook, borough surveyor, and Mr T. A. Basnett, collector. FINANCE REPORT. Alderman Harrison said that before moving the adoption of the Finance Committee's report he wished to say that he could not see that the Council should be aeked to go any further than they bad already done in the rating of Mr Colly's huuse.-The Mayor said that at their last meeting Mr Colly appeared before them, and they went fully into the matter, and he had no doubt in bis mind that the rate was a fair one. Anyone who knew the house knew that it was very large, and favourably situated. Councillor Galloway A mansion.—The Mayor said that he did not say it was a mansion.—Councillor E. 0. Jones thought that the Council had been too generous.— Alderman Mytton seconded the resolution that no further abatment be made in the rating of the house. -This was carried. THE CONDITION OF THE SMITHFIELD. A letter was read from the Board of Agriculture enclosing a complaint by a travelling inspector in regard to the state of the Smithfield. The complaint was to the effect that the cattle market was in a very neglected condition. The whole market was nearly overgrown with grasn on which several sheep were pasturing. A very small proportion of pens were oleaused at all, and the general state of tha market did not admit of its being washed and cleansed owing to the great amount of grass and the want of proper paving. The Inspector suggested that the market should be paved.—The Mayor said their pig and sheep pens were paved, and all that he could see necessary was to clear them out after each market. There were also channels for taking off all dirt and filth. If they were put to further expense it would be a serious matter. All that was required was a little more attention on the part of their seavougers.Councillor E. 0. Jones suggested the purchasing of a hose.-Councillor Galloway: That won't remove the grass (laughter).—Councillor Ander- son said he thought that their Inspector had bad notices at various times to clean out the Smithfield. If the scavengers attended to their work it was all that was needed.—Councillor John Jones said that he had attended the Smithfield for 21 years, and he could assure them that there had not been a single complaint from anywhere of any disease having been contracted. He considered it better for the cattle to have the grass there.—The Surveyor said that all the pens that were used on market or fair days were immediately swept upon the same day.—Conn. J. Pryce Jones said that their fairs were not held very frequently, and he thought that persons could report upon the grass in some of the streets of Welshpool.— The Mayor said they would be obliged to answer the communication.—Councillor T. S. Pryce said that he thought they must have been extremely short-sighted in the first place to build such a plaoe. It was three times too large. The Shrewsbury and Oswestry gmitbfields were paved with a hard substance, and every pen had a floor of brick so that it could be cleansed. It was a matter of impossibility to clean theirs, and many of the pens were not used from one fair until another, therefore the grass had grown nearly as high as the railings. He thought that they should answer the letter somewhat after this manner. That the fairs were held the first and third Mondays in the month, and there were sometimos three weeks between them, and as it was not a place of business as it was intended for, that every space used abould be kept properly clean.—The Mayor thought that the only answer to give was that their Surveyor bad received instructions to carry out the work, and he moved that proposition. He could scarcely follow Councillor Pryce inBoine of his remarks,for sometimes their Smithfield was scarcely large enough for the amount of stock. -Councillor Anderson seconded the proposition, and it was carried RIVER POLLUTION. A letter was read by the Clerk from the County Council stating that the Council had appointed a Committee to enquire into river pollution. OUTBREAK OF FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE. Alderman Harrison said he had just received tele. grams from the Board of Agriculture stating that an outbreak of foot and mouth disease had occurred at Leith near Edinburgh, and asking the Corporation to take every necessary precaution, and especially warn those who had purchased cattle recently from Mid- lothian.—Councillor E. 0. Jones, amid much laughter, suggested that it was the result of the recent election. SURVII:YOR'S REPORT. The Surveyor reported upon the condition of the roads, and stated that he was ur-able to get the field ttone drawn upon the Welsh Harp-road until alter the hay harvest The iron pipe h"d bejn connected with the main sewpr under the canal. That the distance of the Varchoel-road iep,ired by the Corporation wa. six furlongs, and that r-paired by the Pool and Forden Board one furlong mnd 140yards. Virtually, theN was no road in Vaichoel Township, the whole being in Trelydan and Llarn Townships. The whole of the slaughter houses had been inspected, and were found generatly in good sanitary cond.tion Notice ha. i been iriven to the auctioneers to remove the platfo in running along the Ph-ep pol,s, but up to the present date no action had be-n tak-n. Plaus lor building two cottag, a for Councillor Eo O. Jones were Submitted.—Mr David Jones, referring to the canal, said there was no doubt that the leakage was due as much to the Canal Company as to the Council's pipe. It was a question whether they had spent money which they ought not to have spent in connection with the leakage. -Conncillnr E. 0 Jones said the leakage weald not have occurred if their pipe had not been there.—The Mayor said they had already done their part of the work, and he thought they had better let the matter drop. PRIVILEGES OF AUCTIONEERS.—LIVELY PRO. CEEDINGS. The Mayor, referring to that part of the Sur- veyor's report which related to the platforms of the auctioneers, eaid it ought to have been done, because it was the instruction of the Smithfield Committee. ThA auctioneers occupied the whole of the space without really haviug any claim to it. It should be done by all means in the world. Should they instruct their Surveyor to remove them?—Councillor E. O. Jones said he thought it would not be wise for them to deal arbitrarily with the auctioneers, because while they W'it ched the interest of the ratepayers, the in. terest of the ratepayers centred very much in the auctioneers, and if they killed the hen that laid the golden egg somebody must suffer. He would cer- tainly snggest that they deal in a lenient way—in a practicable common seii^e Way, and not wish to come into collision. If they came to an amicable arrange- ment he thought it would be the wisest course.—The Mayor akid that that had been decided by the Board, and Councillor Jones wa* quit" of order in bringing that matter forward again. What was the Ure of rising up a thing five or six times? 'Ihey would be doing nothing else (hear, hear). As regards leniency, he thought that the auctioneers had been dealt with nost leniently. The auctioneers ha.d not given them any urounds to go upon, or shown them that they were treated worse thaa at other places.—Councillor E. O. Jones eaid hf did not open the question, but it was Councillr David Jont-a.-The Mayor then moved that the Surveyor be instructed to remove the latform.-Cout,cillor Galloway seconded it.—Coun. David Jones moved as an tiv, eudment that the plat- forms be left there.—Councillor T. S. Pryce said that just to t«8t their feelings be t^ould second it.—The Mayor also moved thnt the cattle trucks and the space occupied by the auctioneers be oarried out ac- cording to the instructions of the Council.—Coun- cillor T. S. Pryce Decide the one first.-The motion «TM then earned by on* vote.In reply to the Mayor, Collector laid that the aoctioa—is bad objwted to pay, and Councillor Pryce also refused to pay.— The Mayor (amid expressions of astonishment by Fome members of the Council) then moved that Councillor Pryce be not allowed to stand upon the Smitbfield.-Councillor E. O. Jones did not think it was a proper course.—The Mayor said that he did not think that Mr Pryce had ever had permission to put up a stand (laughter).-Councillor Pryce (sooth- ingly) Don't be too hard upon ns.—Councillor E. O. Jones said that they had accepted him as a tenant. -The Mayor: Yes; upon consideration that he had to pay.—Councillor Pryce Jones Suppose the others won't pay?—The Mayor: Thpy will have to pay.- Councillor Pryce; I will pay when they pay.- Alderman Mytton I boif to move that the matter be referred to the Smithfield Committee.-Councillor E. Jones: The Smithfield Cowmittee, Mr Alderman Mytton, has brought all this mischief about. There would have been none of this unseemly discussion if it was not for them.—Coun. Pryce Jones moved that the Town Clerk write and apply for payment.—The Mayor said that the instructions of the Board were that the Collector was to get payment. The quarter had gone by a long time.-Aid, rman Harrison rose to protest against anyone being singled out. If they wanted to deal with the question let them treat all alike. He suggested that the auctioneers be invited to a special meeting of the Council so that they could hear their grievances, and, if they were reasonable, the Council should meet them.—The Mayor said that at the Council had already come to a decision on the matter.—Councillor Hawksworth seconded Alderman Harrison's proposition.—The Mayor said that he could not allow Alderman Harrison's motion to go to the Board.—Councillor T. S. Pryce: You allowed your own.-The Mayor: Before the question can be re-opened notice must be given.—Alderman Harrison said his motion was simply to receive an explanation as to why they refused to pay.—Councillor Anderson seconded the motion proposed by Councillor Pryce Jones —Councillor Richards said there was no doubt that the auctioneers had some ground of complaint or the Council would not have heard so much of the matter, and he contended that they had been dealing with them most arbitrarily all along. He did not see how they could make a change without giving the auctioneers notice. The auctioneers holding stand ings in the Smithfield were in the same position as ordinary tenants, and they should be given proper notice. He thought that was one of their grounds of complaint, and if it was he hoped that the Council would have the manliness to allow it or acknowledge it (hear. hear).—Councillor Pryce Jones said that many of the auctioneers went into the Smithfield without obtaining anyone's permission.—The Mayor said that the auctioneers sold in the Smithfield with the permission of the Board. They had complete control of the Smithfield. He thought that must be acknowledged at all events. Could anyone supply him with the name of any place where the auction- eers paid so little for the space they occupied?— Councillor T. S. Pryce: Yes Oswestry.-Councillor David Jones gave notice to move at the next meet- ing that the resolution adopted at a former meeting of the Council to charge rent for the Smith- field standings be rescinded.—Mr Pryoe Jones's motion was then put, and carried.—The Council shortly afterwards went into Committee.
NEWTOWN & LLANIDLOES BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—WEDNESDAY. Present-Capt. W. H. Adams (chairman), Mr R. Bennett (vice-chairman 1, Col. Geo. H. Lloyd-Verney and Mr J. H. Lloyd-Verney (-x.officio), Messrs C. Morgan, Evan Jones, Richard Pryce, John Lloyd, William Francis, John Thomas, E. Hughes-Davies. David Jones, David Davies, M. H. Davies. Evan Powell, Samuel Meddins, Richard Andrew, William Alderson, and R. Williams (clerk). STATISTICS. Amounts paid in out relief during the past fort- Bight :-Mr R. H Lloyd, Newtown, -663 3s 6d to 254 recipients; Mr Rd. Oiven, Llanidloeq, X89 18a to 398; Mr James Hamer, Llanwnog. R31 88 to 144. Number at present in the house, 58. Vagrants relieved during the past fortnight. 104, against 68 in the corresponding period of last year. THE ANNUAL TRIP. The Master (Mr A. R. Breese) asked the permission of the Board to take the inmates of the Workhouse to the seaside on the following Saturday, when a cheap excursion train would be passing through Caersws. There was sufficient money in hand for the purpose.—The application was granted. MONTGOMERYSHIRE INFIRMARY. An application was read from Mr J. H. Blythe, hon. secretary of the Montgomeryshire Infirmary, for the annual subscription of .£10 from the Board. -On the motion of Mr S. Meddins, seconded by the Vice-Chairman, the application was granted. CALLS IN ARREAR. The Clerk reported that he had written to the over- seers of the parish of Llangurig calling their atten- tion urgently to the fact that they were now three calls in arrears, and threatening to take proceedings for the recovery of the money due. The application had not had the desired effect.-Col. Verney thought that the most urgent steps should be taken to get the money paid.—The Clerk The most urgent steps would be a summons.—Col. Verney proposed that a summons be taken out.—This was seconded, and carried. There was no other business of importance.
CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS COMPANY. HALF-YEARLY MEETING. The fifty-seventh half-yearly ordinary meeting of the proprietors of the vJambrian Railways Company was held on Tuesday afternoon, at the Euston Hotel, London, when there were present Mr James Frederick Buckley (chairman), Mr W. Bailey Hawkins, the Hon. R. C. Herbert, Mr A. C. Humphreys-Owen, Mr J. W. Maclure, M.P., Mr R. Peter Laurie, C.B., Mr H. F. Slattery, and Lord Henry Vane Tempest (directors of the Company), Mr Alfred Aslett (secretary and general manager), Mr Richard Brayne (assistant secretary), Mr H. Christian Corfield (solicitor), Mr George Owen, C.E., (engineer), Mr W. Aston (locomotive superintendent), and Mr Wilbraham Jones, London. The SECRETARY having read the notice convening the meeting, the CHAIRMAN moved, and it was agreed to, that the statement ot accounts, be taken as read. The CHAIRMAN said Gentlemen-It is gratifying to report to you that the receipts from all classes of traffic show an increase of close upon .24,000. Considering the fact that there has been during the past half-year depression in many of the large cen. tres of industry throughout the country, I think you will look upon the increase in the receipts as being in every respect satisfactory. In passengers we have carried no less than 25,217 more than in the corresponding period of 1891. The weather at Whitsuntide, fortunately, was very fine, aud this helped us considerably. In parcels there is a diminu- tion in the receipts of X238, but I am glad to say this is the only class of traffic in which a decrease appears. As a matter of fact there is no decrease in the number of parcels carried over your line. and tho reduction in receipts is entirely explained by an adjustment in respect of the half-year ending 31st December. 1891, by the Railway Clearance House on the Parcels Post reoeipts. The railway companies' apportionment from the Government Parcels Post receipts is credited to each Company monthly on estimates which have to be adjusted each half-year. In merchandise traffic there is an increase of 2,911 tons, mainly attributable to an improvement in your general traffic. The merchandise would have been nn still more had it not been for the unfortunate closing of the Mawddwy Railway, which forms a connection with your line at Cemmes Road Station, owing to important repairs to the permanent way and bridge being necessary. 1 am pleased to say that some of these repairs have recently been carried out, and the line was again opened for traffic on the 1st instant. There was also a loss in comparison of 550 tons, being the last consignment of materials sent away from Llanfyllin Station on the completion of the Liverpool Corporation Water Works at Lake Vyrnwy. In minerals an important increase of traffic naa been secured of no less than 12,672 tons. The state traffic has been much more brisk, and we have had an increase of 5,004\ tons from this source alone. Lime and limestone have also considerably improved, and there has been a gain of 6,000 tons from this class of traffic. An addition of about 1,000 tons has also been obtained from the through traffic between South Wales and the North of England. Coal traffic, however, was not so good as in the corresponding half-year, and this arises in conse- quence of the coal strike, and the disorder to the coal trade consequent upon the stoppage of work which you will remember took place on the 12th March last. Our miscellaneous receipts, you will also observe, show an, improvement. Turning to the expenditure side of the accounts, we find that like all other railway companies we are hit by the shortened hours of labour and the advances we have given your men. The increase of wages and shortened hours have added nearly -82,000 to your expenses. Fortunately there have been savings in other depart- ments. The price of coal has helped us, but not so much as we should have liked, as in view of the large additional tonnage we had to haul there was neoes- earily a considerable number of trains to be run. This is particularly the case whenever our slate busi- ness improves. The traffic is nearly all highly com- petitive, aud to maintain it we must continuously keep up a good supply of empty waggons at the slate quarries, which can only be done by running down frequently special trains of empty waggons^ The data companies will only load 111 a NtwB kind it waggon, and we have not got a eorrsspondiaf down' traffic to the coast to save the empty haulage. In locomotive power there is a considerable increase in the charges for repairs and renewals of engines. This has arisen through our Locomotive Department having put in thorough repair seven engines and five tenders more than were turned out in the correspond- ing period of 1891. I am sure there is no one who will begrudge the money spent in keepirgyour rolling stock in thorough going order. The principal in. crease in traffic expenses arises in wages, and that I have already referred to. The printing and station- ery charges show an increase of X134, but this is entirely accounted for by a new system we have adopted of supplying our stations direct from the printer quarterly, instead of monthly through our own Stores Department. Very soon this will really mean a gain to us, as owing to our being able to order larger supplies under the new system we pay less than formerly for the stationery we use, besides saving c erkage. Briefly, there is for the past half- year a larger stock temporarily on hand at the stations than we had in 1891. There is also an aug. mentation in miscellaneous expenses, brought about by the extra work thrown upon us by the Railway and Canal Traffic Act. In view of the circumstances to which I have referred I think we ought to feel every satisfaction that we have been able to carry an increased sum of over X2 000 to the credit of the Net Revenue Account. Reference to the Railway and Canal Traffic Act reminds me that the outcome of this Act is the Company's Rates and Charges Pro. visional Order Act, 1892, which comes into operation on the 1st January next. I can aspure you that your interests have been very carefully watched and safe. guarded wherever possible in dealing with this matter, and although there will necessarily be a considerable number of your rates where a reduction will be inevitable, I hope that on the whole there will ulti- mately be no loss of revenue. The last half year has certainly been one of some anxiety to your Directors. As I have stated they have had most carefully to watch the legislation with regard to their rates and charges, besides which they have had to push on the interlocking, and alterations of rolling stock, auto- matic brakes, &c., rendered necessary by the require- menta of the "Regulation of Railways" Act, the time allowed for which, especially to Companies like youra with limited means, is certainly quite insuffi. cient. I have a return here showing that out of 77 stations and junctions we have already completed 55, whiist seven more are now in hand and only 15 yet to commence. We have also completed the substitution of wrought iron for cast iron girders for our bridges, but as you know all this means money, and the question has so far been met by the Board of Trade granting us another certificate for £ 32,829. I beg to move that the report of the Directors and statement of accounts to the 30th of June, be and are hereby received and adopted. Mr BAILEY HAWKINS seconded the motion which was agreed to. The CHAIRMAN said they would see in paragraph No. 6 of the report that the Directors had considered it advisable to appoint Mr Edward Davies, of Plas Dinam, Montgomeryshire, to succeed the late Mr R. D. Pryce as a director of the Company. Mr Davies would, they believed, be a great acquisition to the Board, for as stated in the report he was largely in. terested in other Welsh railways. He moved with great pleasure that Mr Edward Davies be elected a director. Mr SLATTERY seconded the motion, and it was agreed to. A vote of thanks to the Chairman for presiding, to the Direct irs generally, and to the staff for their attention to the interests of the Company was pro- posed by Mr WILBHAHAM JONES, seconded by Mr H. C. CORFIELD, and carried unanimously. The CHAIRMAN having briefly acknowledged the vote of thanks the meeting was brought to a close.
PUBLIC EXAMINATION OF CHARLES JONES, SOLICITOR, WELSHPOOL. A public examination into the estate of Charles Jones,solicitor, a bankrupt, Welshpool, was held before the Registrar at the County Court, Newtown, on Thurs. day last. There were in attendance Mr J. D. Davies, the official receiver, Mr Edward Powell, on behalf of the bankrupt, Mr William Dutton, 39, Bennett's Hill, Birmingham, trustee, and Mr Pryce Yearsley. Charles Jones said he was 64 years of age, and resided at 38, Terrace Buildings, Welshpool. He had lived there for about 35 years. He was not in partner- ship, and had been in business since 1874. He started with about £ 200 capital. He had personally superin- tended the business until his health had failed. He had not given the attention to it that he might have done. He had been obliged to delegate the business to his son and John Sandy well. The latter was his managing clerk until recently. His son had also taken cases in the county court. His son was not interested in the business, but he was articled to him, and remained with him up to the bankruptcy as a clerk, and picking up what he could for himself. His son occupied one room of the same office as he did. He did not pay a rent for it, nor was their any arrangement for it. Mr Sandywell's salary was £ 100. It had not been paid regularly of late.—Mr Dutton said that the books showed that payments had been made very regularly up to the year 1884. -Examination continued Since that date the salary had been paid irregularly. He had never been bankrupt before, nor never made any arrangement. He had got proper books, but he was afraid that they were not kept properly, nor could he say up to when they had been kept beyond the state- ment made. He did not know three or four years ago that the books were not kept properly. He had been ill three months at a time, and could not attend to his business. It had never occurred to him that the books would need looking up when he got well, and he left all to Sandywell. Some deeds belonging to Mr John Davies, of Forden, had been pledged, and some promissory notes with Mr Henry Smith for £ 50 had been pledged, for which he never gave authority. Mr Henry Smith had got the notes now. The amount of notes were about R25 each. The notes were given to him because he lent money to John Davies. He believed that John Davies had had the notes. He had reason to believe that they were paid before they were lodged to Mr Henry Smith. He had received from a Mrs Brown the sum of w £ 510 19s 5d to pay into the bank. The money was entrusted to him for investment. Mrs Brown was alive. He had given an acknowledgment for the money. The money was invested at one time and paid off. He could not say how it was invested. The matter dated back to the time that he started in business. Mrs Brown never received any security. He gave here a memorandum the terms of which he could not remember. Being further pressed as to how he invested he said that he did not put it in any, as a matter of fact. The money was in the office before he started, and it contiuued in the office. The money had been in the office in the time of Mr Yearsley, and the security then was the property of Dr. Sturkey, Tregynon. The money was invested upon a inor. gage of that property iu Mr Yearsley's name, and it was afterwards paid into the bank. Mr Yearsley and himself signed the mortgage release, and the money was then paid into his account at the bank. He did not let Mrs Brown know that the money had been paid. He had been paying the interest over since. Mrs Brown was not aware until the present time that the money had been taken out of mortgage. She had asked for the principal, but it was not for her. He had received X150 from Mr Buffer at various times ill sums of .£5 and .£30. The representatives had ttken the matter out of his hands after Mr Buffer's death. He had got security for j6600 upon the house and office. It was a third mortgage, and that £ 150 was in addition. He had received those monies in the capacity of solicitor. He had received from the trustees of Evan Davies, Forden, ttie sum of £ 550 for the purpose of invest- ment. That was when Mr Davies died, about four or five years ago. He did not give any acknowledgment, but it was understood that he was to invest the money. He did not give a promissory note. The I money was invested upon one occasion upon property in Llanfair. He could not say when it was paid up. He did not know that it was paid into his own private account at the bank. He did not apprise the trustees of the transfer, and continued to pay the interest as before. He had also received the sum of X205 belonging to the children of Thos. Davies for investment. That was also paid into his banking account, and interest paid upon it by him. He could not tell t-he exact date that he received A500 from Mrs Frat-.r, perhaps it was about five or seven years years ago. He could not recollect from whom he r -ceived it, but it was in various suina. He received, it in the capacity of solicitor. Mr Thos. Newell was one of tte ex.-cutois. The money was received about ten years ago—about the year 1833. He never invested that money. He never represented to Mrs Frater that the money had been invested. He had never writ'en the letter bearing his signature (pro- duced) which informed Mrs Frater that the money had been iuvested, and that the interest would be p.tid regularly. The handwriting was that of Air Sandywell. He would swear that it was in the hand- writing of Mr Sandywell. The money wi.s not invested as represented there it wetit into his private account. He had paid interest regularly up to March last. He bad received at various times the sum of £ 610 from Elizabeth Morris, Welshpool, for the purpose of investment. He acted as solicitor for Miss Morris in this matter. He had never invested the money. It was put to his account and used as he wanted it. He paid interest regularly. He never represented to Miss Morris that he invested the money. [A letter was here read, stating that the debtor had received the sum of £ 600 for the purpose of investing it, but that he had failed to do so, and in November, 1891, he promised to pay the money in two months from that date, and further stating that deeds had been forwarded an swurity.1 He thought that he had a right to pledge tboee deeds at the time. but he had found out since that he had not. He' could not say that Miss Morris did not hold any actual security. The deeds were handed to Miss Morris's I representative by Mr Sandywell in his (the debtor's) presence. Sandywell did not, however, have his authority for doing so.—The Official Receiver here raised the point as to who had paid the mortgage upon property, a description of which be read.—Mr Jones said he could not recollect that the money was advanced by anybody. He did not think that the money bad been paid. There had no interest upon it been paid to anybody. Mr Robert Tapling had seen the security. The sum of £ 100 for Mr Richards, of the Royal Oak Hotel, was due for posting. The sum of £ 52 was left in his hands entirely by Mrs Roberts. Gungrog Lane. He believed that the statement of his affairs that had been put in was a correct one. Mr Buffer understood perfectly well that it was a third mortgage. Ha did not think that he gave notice to the first mortgagee when he accepted a second and third mortgage. He did not think it was a serious omission, as he was satisfied in his own mind of the value of the property. Mrs Pugh understood that it was a second mortgage. He valued the Alltygader property at < £ 300. The tithes at Newtown were not pledged to two parties. He did not know whether he gave notice to the second mortgagee of the first mortgage. His furniture was worth 2150. He had never stopped the officer enter- ing his house to make an inventory. There were some mistakes in the items as regards the amounts in hie books, a* there were further sums owing. His nWTI linn nlajmaH a enAA of hirds and a uiano- He gave his son the piano. He thought that he was solvent at the time that he made the present. He understood that his son was backing out of his offer of £ 1,000 which he said he was willing to pay for his (the debtor's) release. His son had been in the habit of receiving money out of the business in the ordinary way. As far as he knew his son had accounted for the monies received. The shares in Lloyd's Bank belonged to his daughter-in-law. He had acted for the Morris's, of Llanfair, at one time. The account was transferred to his son because he was in the habit of going to Llanfair, and his son paid his own expenses. He had attended to the business himself until his son went to Llanfair. He had not been in Llanfair during the last six months upon their business. His son had offices at Llanfair. His son commenced business upon his own account as soon as he came into the office. His son might have a private banking account. He did not believe that there were two banking accounts in connection with the business. His son had never drawn cheques in his own name. Cheques signed with his nama by his son were honoured by the bank. His son did not have un- limited authority over his affairs. Mr Sandywell had no authority to do so. He had never done so that he knew of. His son had not paid rent for the offices. His son did not pay rent for the house for one year in lieu of repairs.—In reply to Mr Pryce Yearsley, the debtor said that the deeds shown as security for Mrs Frater were shown in mistake.— The official Receiver, addressing the learned Regis trar, said that he thought the Registrar would ree with him that the charges brought against Mr Sandywell were very serious, and therefore it would be necessary to adjourn the examination so that he might be summoned to attend.—The further examina tion was then adjourned.
DISTRICT COUNTY COURTS. Before his Honour Judge BERESFORD. KNIGHTON,—MONDAY. ACTION ON A PROMISSORY NOTE. Robert Lewis, wheelwright, Llanbadarn-fynydd, sought to recover the sum of £ 12 7s lid, principal and interest due on a promissory note, from the Rev. David Lewis, vicar of Llanbadarn-fynydd. Mr M. Woosnam, Newtown, appeared for plaintiff, ana stated that the plaintiff had been unable to serve the defendant with a default summons, but the plaintiff had filed on affidavit that morning. A bill bad been sent to the court against plaintiff and a cheque for £ 4 48. The plaintiff did not acknowledge this account, and denied his liability. The plaintiff stated that X12 7s lid was owing him by the defendant, at the present time. He did not acknowledge the items claimed, as they were not owing. His Honour said he thought the case had better be adjourned for the defendant's appearance, so that plaintiff could take the R4 4s paid into court on account, and he would allow plaintiff's costs that day. The registrar would intimate to the defendant that the case had been adjourned. CLAIM FOR THE VALUE OF A DOG. John Parker, Bettws. Salop, sought to recover the sum of £ 3, the value of a dog, from Edward and Charles Evans, Rose Grove, Bettws. A counter claim foT .£1, the value of a lamb, was entered by defen- dant. Mr R. Morgan (Llanidloes) appeared for the Slaintiff, and Mr M. Woosnam (Newtown) for efendant. The plaintiff stated that on the 2nd June last Edward Evans came to his house and asked I where his dogs were. Defendant said plaintiff's dog had killed his lamb. Plaintiff replied that if he could prove that his dog had killed the lamb he would have it destroyed. On the 3rd June, the following day, the defendant came to his house again, and Charles Evans shot the dog in the bay where it was tied up. He valued the dog at £ 5. Cross-examined: The dog was not dead, but was afraid it would be of little use again. Mary Parker (wife of plaintiff) said that when defendant came to the house Edward said thit the dog had eaten one of his lambs. Mr Woosnam briefly addressed the court. He said that probably on a point of law his Honour would be against him, but he contended that there was some justification, as defendant's lamb had been killed by plaintiff's dog, and again the defendants were given permission to shoot the dog. It had also been stated that the dog was recovering, and he failed to see how .£3 could be claimed. Edward Evans was called, and stated that he bad complained to plaintiff about his lamb being killed by his dog. He tracked the dog from the field to the house, On the 3rd of June he again went to plaintiff's house, and the Mrs Parker gave them permission to shoot the dog. His son then shot the dog in the bay. His Honour would not hear any further evidence, characterising the action of defendants 80S monstrous. He said if plaintiff had claimed £10 he would have allowed it. The verdict would be judgment for plaintiff for amount claimed, judgment for plaintiff on counter claim, and costs. WELSHPOOL, —WEDNESDAY. There were entered for hearing one adjourned case, 50 new plaints, and 13 judgment summonses. WOOD V. FARMER. In this case, which came before his Honour at the last Court, application was made by Mr LI. Phillips, Newtown, with regard to certain items of the cost which had been taxed by the Registrar.—Mr Maurice Jones appeared on behalf of the defendant.-His Honour, after some discussion had taken place, sus- tained the judgment of the Registrar. NEWTOWN, —THURSDAY. EVANS V. EVANS.—A CLAIM FOR DAMAGES. In this case Charles Evans, of the Crown Inn, sued Edward Evans, Crown-street, for £ 50 damages, sus- tained by an assault made upon him on July 9.—Mr Edward Powell appeared for plaintiff, and Mr Martin Woosnam for defendant.—Mr Woosnam applied to have the case adjourned on the ground that he had applied for further and better particulars and they had not been furnished.—Mr Powell said he had stated the amount of damages claimed and the date on which the assault took plaoe, and he did not know what further particulars he could supply. Mr Woosnam wrote to him on the subject, and personally he had no objection to an adjournment, but Dr Webb would leave the town before the next Court, and his client would not consent to the adjournment.-His Honour said ha did not see what further particulars could be supplied, and he therefore could not make the order asked for.—Mr Woosnam said if the case was tried that day it would affect his client very unfairly. His client, the defendant, had taken out a summons for assault before the other side moved in the matter. That summons would be tried on the following day at the Petty Sessions, and he thought it only just that the criminal case, which was entered first, should be disposed of first; otherwise it might be pre- judiced by the trial of the present oivil action.—Mr Powell said the rule was to defer in matters of assault the criminal proceedings until the civil had been dis- posed of, and quoted authorities in support of his contention.—His Honour, however, took a different view, and ordered the case to be adjourned, the ques- tion of costs being reserved HUGHES V. BEES. This was a claim for £ 9 14s 4d—for drapery goods and furniture told and delivered—brought by Miss Hugtif-s, Bazaar, Newtown, against Mra Rees, of Bryn Bank Terrace. The defendant died r, few days before the last Court, and His Honour, therefore, gave notice of the case to her son-in-law, Mr Richard Humphreys, inviting him to appear.—Mr Taylor stated that there was no will, and therefore there was no executor or legal representative of the late Mrs Rees, and letters of administration had not been granted by the Probate Court. She had, however, left some furniture which came into the possession of Mr Humphreys, but he had already paid more than the value of the furniture.— Mr Woosnam applied that Mr Humphreys should be appointed executor administrator de tm tort.—Mr Taylor, in order to save argument, agreed to this, upon whieh Mr Woosnam proceeded to argue that Mr Rompbrays As administrator do go)$ tort ooold not avail himself of a Statute of Limitation, which "AI the defeoe* Mt up originally.—His Honour said he understood when Mr Taylor agreed to the application of Mr Woosnam that Mr Humphreys was to occupy the same position as Mrs Rees would have done, and he would adhere to that understanding,—Mr Woosnam argued that Mr Humphreys should have applied for letters of administration to the Probate Court, and should have distributed the assets proportionately between the creditors of the deceased. If he did not do so the law said he must take the consequences of his con- duct.—Miss Hughes was then called and examined. She stated the nature of the purchases, and said the furniture sold to Mrs Rees was now in possession of Mr Humphreys. The sum of 48 lid had been paid into Court. The last payment made was in January, 1886.—Mrs Hughes, mother of the previous wit- ness, produced the books. Some discussion took place as to the date of the last payment made by Mrs Rees, and a discrepancy was discovered in the particulars of the claim as to the precise date of the last payment.—Mr Woosnam then objected to the form in which the notice to plead the Statute of i Limitation had been set out, aud Mr Taylor asked his Honour to exercise his power to amend. He admitted that it was not regarded as an honourable thing to plead the Statute, and in an ordinary case he would not ask his Honour to amend; but in the present case it would be very hard upon Mr Humphreys if judgment was given against bim.-His Honour said it was clear that they had not pleaded the Statute properly, but he would grant leave to amend, and consequently the plaintiff would be barred from recovering her money, although, no doubt, it was very hard upon her. He would give judgment for the defendant without costs. There were no other cases of interest. LLANIDLOES,—FRIDAY. MORGAN V. JONES. The only case of interest was one in which John Morgan, Aberdeunant, sued Thomas Jones, Belan, for X8 damages to fences, trees, and gates on his farm. Plaintiff was the owner of the Belan farm, and defendant was his tenant up to May last. Plain- tiff gave him notice to lfave, upon which defendant, it was stated.caused the above damage. -W. Williams, Rhiwbrongelly, said he examined the farm in com- pany with plaintiff, and he valued the damage at .£8. —His Honour gave judgment for plaintiff for X3 and costs.
THE EARL OF POWIS AND THE ADDRESS. The Earl of Powis made his maiden speech in the House of Lords on Monday, when he was selected to second the Address in reply to the speech from the throne. His Lordship, who wore the uniform of a Deputy Lieutenant, said that, in seconding the motion which had been so ably proposed by its mover, he could not refrain from reminding their lordships that his predecessor bad, many years ago, moved a similar motion under circumstances that were almost identical with those that now existed. He, therefore, prayed their lordships to extend to him the same kindness which they had also extended to his predecessor on the very rare occasions when he bad addressed their lordship's House, andha l, he believed, amused and interested them (hear, hear). With reference to the Speech from the Throne, it must be most satisfactory both to their lordships' House and to the country that the duties of Parliament had been so successfully completed^ that the members of both Houses would be able to seek that rtc eation which was essential not only to their health but to the efficient discharge of their legislative functions. In touching upon the legislative results of the last Parliament, he must congratulate the Government upon having so satisfactorily settled the vexed ques- tion with regard to the collection of tithes, which he hoped that the Act of 1891 had finally solved. He a180 congratulated the Government upon the efforts which they bad mada to assist the rural population in obtlining a better knowledge of agriculture by which they obtained their livelihood (hear, hear). Her Majesty's Government had also conferred a great boon upon the poorer classes in givmg them free education, which would enable them either to spend a larger sum on the feeding and clothing of their childien or else to save such sums as would furnish the means of giving their children a good start in life (hear, hear). He also begged to congratulate her Majesty's Government upon the changes which had been made in the Post Office Department, and in the reduction of postal rates. It was with much satis- faotion that he referred to the steps that had been taken to complete our coaling stations and harbours abroad. Ireland also had come in for a share of beneficent legislation. He denied that the majority of the people in Great Britain were in favour of Home Rule, the majority of the Nationalists representing those who had openly avowed their hatred to England (hear, hear). As to the Ulster question, he was sure the British people were not sunk so low as to hand over the just to the unjust. He said the just and the unjust because it was well-known that only a few years ago justice was impossible in the three southern provinces of Ireland. Were they prepared to destroy the garden which the industrious and peace-loving people of Ulster had created ? But it waa said that Ulster demanded ascendancy. Ulster demanded nothing beyond being allowed to live in peace as she was. There was no ascendancy in Ulster, and none was asked for by Ulster; but the lawless inhabitants of Ireland demanded that the whole constitution of the country should be changed. During the last bix years the law had been firmly administered in Ireland, and what was the result? (cheers). Peace and pros- perity. A tremendous change had taken place. Out. rages had diminished, boycotting had disappeared, and law had been re-established. If their lordships required any proof of that they had only to tura to recent addresses of the Judges, including the address of Lord Chief Justice 0' Brien as to the state of Kerry. The reign of the Unionist Government in Ireland had been bloodless. A dangerous famine which threatened parts of Ireland had been averted; the banks and and railways prospered; pauperism bad decreased 13 per cent., emigration 18 per cent., indictable offences 28 per cent., and evictions 79 per cent. This was the result of Unionist rule in Ireland.
THE MONTGOMERY BOROUGHS ELECTION PETITION. On Wednesday Mr Baron Pollock allowed the petition of Mr George and others against the return of Sir Pryce Pryce-Jones for the Montgomery Boroughs to be amended by consent. He further or- dered the petitioners to give particulars within ten days of the hearing of the petition. Mr Charles Matthews and Mr Sorutton appeared for the peti- tioners, and Mr William Graham for the respondent. The Weitern Mail of Monday last had the following amusing note upon the names attached to the peti- tion:—"The names of the three Radical mill-opera- tives who are petitioning against the return of Sir Pryce-Jones present a curious combination. They are John Pickup, John Andrew, and Thomas George, and may be rendered in English as follows :—John picked up John and drew Thomaa George. Of course, we have nothing to do with the suggestive. ness of the sentence, but we may be permitted to remark tiiat the first John had his hands full."
MR. EDWARD DAVIES'S RENT AUDITS. The half-yearly rent audits for the Llanwnog, Kerry, and Llandinam estates of Mr Edward Davies, J.P.. of Plas Dinam (High Sheriff of the county of Montgomery), were held respectively on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday week. Mr Davies, who was unable to attend, was represented bv the agent of the estates (Mr Edw. Jones, surveyor, Newtown) and by his secretary, Mr John Owen. A substantial dinnner was served at each place, at the close of which the agent addressed a few words to the tenants, and read to them a letter, which appears below, and from which he said they would see the kind attention and consideration which Mr Davies devoted to the interests of his tenants. At Llanwnog Mr Richard Jones, Pertheirin, replied on behalf of the tenants, and at Kerry Mr R. Morgan. Bahaillon, responded. Both gentlemen referred to the kind relationship existing on the estates between landlord and tenants, and expressed the hope that it would long continue. The following is a copy of the letter read by the agent from Mr Davies :— Plas Dinam, Llandinam, Montgomeryshire, 2nd August, 1892. Dear Mr Jones,—I am sorry that owing to important en- gageinenta in Cardiff I am unable to be present at the different rent audits this week, and I therefore write to yon as to the remissions which are to be allowed on this occasion. In considering the matter I had in mind the fact that in past times it has been usual for the Sheriff of the year to present his tenants with a livery in order that they might appear at the procession for the reception of the Judge. This custom, however, is dying out, and I did not caro to perpetuate it; but, rather, in lieu thereof, I prefer to remit an extra sum of 25 for the year to each tenant, and .£1 for the year to each cot- tager, cottagers holding land to receive £210s for the year iu half-yearly instalments in each case; the £10 per cent re- mission to be as heretofore, and to be extended to all farmers without any limit as to rental. Please convey my remembrances and best wishes to the company, and also my regret at being unable to attend. Yours very faithfully, EDWARD DAVIES.
Mr J. Herbert Roberts, M.P., on Thursday evening gave private notice of his intention to introduce next sessiou a bill to amend the Sunday Closing (Wales) Act, 1881. Mrs. F. SmiiWDR, Laundress, Eastborne, has used Messrs. RECICITrs PARIS BLUE for the past six years, and ooneioers it *Deqo*lled for beanfcr and economy. Certainly much superior to thumb all Uqaid Bloe. ow
CRICKET. MR. A. EATON'S XI. V. MR. R. T. HAEBIS'S- XI. This match was played at Glansevern on Aug. 5th> in connection with the Sunday Schools' Demonstra* tion. Some of the leading lights of the Mont- gomery C.C. took part, but in batting it wae the- lesser luminaries who shone most. For the winning- team Tomley and Eaton shared the honour in trundling, and Stephen Davies, Harris, and Whit- tingham were well on tho spot for the losers. Score MR. EATON'S XI. A. Eaton, st Jones, b Harris. 0 A. H. Aston, b S. Davies. 0 J. E. Tomley, b Harris. 2 Arthur Jones, c Owen, b S. Davies. 10 W. Jones, b S. Davies 6 D. Proctor, c Brown, b S. Davies 9 Goodwin, run out 3 E. Parry, st Withers, b Harris 1 A. Proctor, b Whittingham 0 R. Jones, cPritchard, b Whittingham 3 S. Hamer, not out 0 Extras 9 43 M2. HARRIS'S xr. T. S. Davies, c Aston, b Tomley 5 R. T. Harris, o D. Proctor, b Tomley 2 A. Withers, run out 1 W. Whittingham, b Tomley 0 Alfred Jones, b Tomley 4 J. E. Pritchard, not out 9 LI. Barnaby, b A. Eaton 8 G. E. Brown, b A. Eaton 0 Owen, b A. Eaton 5 J. L. Powell, b Tomley 3 A. N. Roycroft, b Tomley 0 Extras. 7 38 NEWTOWN F. R. W. WAREHOUSE. Played on the Warehouse ground on isaturday, Aug. 6th. Score NEWTOWN. 1st innings. 2nd innings. W. F. Richards, not out 21 run out I. Ie Mallinson, b C Davies. 4 b W. E. Pryce-Jones 1 O.D. S. Taylor, b W. E. Pryce-Jonea 2 A. J. R. Wilson, run out 0 b Marston 9 C. C. Jones, c and b Ch. c G. Owen, b W. E. Davies 0 Pryce-Jones .10 Hibbott, at Couche, b W. E. Pryce-Jonea. 11 b A. Edwards 16- T. Jones, c and b C. Davies 7 c Tudor, b Marstoa. 0 W. Walford, bC. Davies 1 not out. P. W. Jones, a Couche, b W. E. Pryce-Jonea 1 run out S E. B. Roose, do 0 H. Lewis, b C. Davies. 4 Extras 5 Extras 1 56 6§' R. w. W. W. E. Pryce-Jones, b Wilson 1 Chase Davies, at Mallinaon, b Wilson 2 A. Tucker, c Taylor, b P. W. Jones. 4 A. Edwards, b Wilson 0 A. Marston, lbw., b P. W. Jones 11 W. Morgan, do. 0 F. P. Keay, b P. W. Jones 0 A. Jones, c P. W. Jones, b Wilson 0 D. Couche, not out 11 G. Owen, run out 1 W. Davies, b P. W. Jones 0 Extras 4 34 MONTGOMERY V. MACHYNLLETH. The representatives of these sister Boroughs mefc on Wednesday on the prettily situated ground of the latter at Plas Machynlleth. The scenery surrounding the ground is charming. On the one hand, thickly- wooded hills sloping down in gentle undulation to fertile pasturage; on the other the picturesque mountains of Merioneth—devoid so much of foliage, which lends an additional charm to the Montgomery' shire heights-spread away in the distance. Both teams were strongly represented, and the one-sided game which resulted was an equal surprise to winners and losers. The home team batted first, McPhereon and Martin facing the deliveries of Williamfc and Eaton. The scoring was chiefly done by McPherson, and the batting of this old warrior delighted all. It seemed at one time an impossibility to break through his defence, but a brilliant catch by the Montgomery captain bronght about his downfall with the score at 22, to which he had contributed 18. The third wicket fell for 34, but after thia a dead rot set in. and only one run had been added up to the dismissal of the ninth man. The last wicket, however, added six, and the innings closed for 41. The bowling of Williams and Eaton was most effective, t.h& former securing 6 wickets for 24, and the latter 4 for 12. After the interval for luncheon, the Montgomery men commenced their inniags, which proved to be ft chapter of brilliant batting and vigorous hitting, a score of nearly 200 being made in two hours and a, half. Nearly all made double figures. C. Daviee (32), J. E. Tomley (30), and C. S. Pryce (26), headed the list, and the two not-out men were well set with 20 and 18 respectively to their credit when stumps were drawn. The Machynlleth captain tried seven bowlers, the most successful being Lloyd Jones, who gained 4 wickets. Scores:— v A r."RVl'JT.T.1I!'I'V L Dr. McPherson, c Pryce, b Williams 18 J. G. Martin, c Eaton, b Williams 2 Capt. Ashley, b Eaton 2 F. H. Parry, b Williams 7 P. Vaughan, c Williams, b Eaton 2 H. W. Hall, c Eaton, b Williams 0 Dr. A. O. Davies, not out 2 N. Lloyd Jones, b Eaton 0 J. Holt, b do 0 Humphreys, c Oliver, b Williams 3 Extras 7 41 MONTGOMERY. A. Eaton, c Vaughan, b Jones 17 T. 3. Davies, c sub., b do 2 C. Davies, c McPherson, b Ashley 32 D. Oliver, b Jone-; 4 C. S. Pryce, b Hall 26 R. T. Harris, b Ashley 12 C. B. Williams, c Hall, b Vaughan. 0 C. P. Davies, c Parry, b Jones. 18 J. E. Tomley, c Vaughan, b Davies. 30 L. Griffiths, not out 20 C. Mickleburgh, not out 18 Extras 19 198 LLANIDLOES V. ABERYSTWITH. Under very pleasant circumstances a cricket match took place dot Aberystwith between the town team and a team from Llanidloes. The visiting team waS by no means a strong one owing to several dig, appointments, but, nevertheless, the game was Øo most interesting one from every point of view. The Llanidloes captain (Mr George Thomas) won the toss, and elected to bat, going in himself with Mr Penrhyn Jones. Wickets fell somewhat rapidly at the com- mencement, several of the best wicketa being difl' missed for small scores. Mr Penrhyn Jones, how* ever, played a good game, and was in nearly an hour for a well played 21. Mr F. E. Kinsey came in at & time when the prospects of the Llanidloes team were by no means too bright, and in a very short time put together 25 runs. His play was pretty to witness, and he placed the balls skilfully about the field. He hit five boundaries, his striking being resolute and well-judged. The Llanidloes innings concluded for 69 rans, a very respectable total. It was confidently anticipated that the Aberystwith eleven would soon wipe out the total, but with the excellent Beriea of balls which Mr E. D. Davies sent down to the wickets they could do nothing, and several of their best bate were sent back with the unenviable duck" as the result of their efforts. Mr Davies was successful in accomplishing the hat triok, a very commendable feat indeed under circumstances so favourable to the batsmen. Altogether the Aberystwith team were all put out for 45, leaving Llanidloes the victors by 24- runs. The pitch was by no means a good one. A. return match will be played shortly. The following were the awreb:- LLANIDLOES. G. Thomas b Lee 0 A. P. Jones b" 21 J. F. Jones c Lee b Morgan 3 E. Davies o Robinson b Lee. 7 Y. A. Ikin c Morgan b 1 J- Brown b Morgan 2 O. Owen c Morris b Morgan 0 H. Davies b Morgan 0 F. E. Kinsey b Lee 25 Llew Mills not out 2 H. W. Mills b Lee 4 Extra.s. 4r 69 ABERYSTWITH. J. Morgan b Daviea JO A. Morris b 6 W. Brown c Brown b Davies. 12 R. Jones b Davies 1 T. Daviea b 0 F. Robinson b Kinsey 01 S. V. Horton b o J. Humphreys not out 5 G. Lee b Davies O W. Morgan run out 1 J. Edwards b Kinsey 1 Exti,gs 3- 450-