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THE POWYS pnOVIN OIAL EISTEDDFOD…
THE POWYS pnOVIN OIAL EISTEDDFOD AT MEIFOD. The Powys Provincial Eisteddfod was held on Tuesday in the pretty village of Meifod, in a field kindly lent for the occasion by Mr Evan Thomas. As this was the first meeting of the kind held in the Tillage, it is a matter of much gratification that so many ladies arid gentlemen should have thrown them- Eolveg into the necessary preparations for the Eisteddfod so heartily. Unfortunately the weather wu anything but propitious, but this did not prevent ft We attendance at the morning meeting. The marquee in whi< h the meetings were held was sup- plied by Mr J. E. Thomas, of Oswestry. The sup- tjortiPfiT pole3 were clothed in red cloth relieved with evergreens. From pole to pole streamers of berries evergreens. From pole to pole streamers of berries were cuspencled, producing a pretty effect. In front of the spacious platform there were several mottoes plaacd in view of the audience, such as Success to the Eisteddfod," and" Tempus Fugit." At the rear of the tent, behind the Chairman's seat, were Welsh mottoes, and in English the well-known maxim Heaven helps those who help themselves. The arrangements for the convenience of the public were excellent. A few minutes before ten the Band of the 4th Battalion South Wales Borderers, who were present by permission of Colonel Harrison, met tbe President of the first meeting*, Mr C. "W. Williams Wytio, of Coedymaen, at the King's Head Inn, and, together with the Ven. Archdeacon Thomas, escorted him to the se-ne of the eisteddfod. Upon taking his Mat Mr Williams Wynn was received with applause. He was supported by the Ven. Archdeacon Thomas, the Ssaretaries, Messrs Evan Thomas, Evan Row- lands, and Morris, and Mr Thomas Roberts (Der- wenog), who, in the unavoidable absence of the Rev T. Tuduo Jones, which was much regretted, proved himself an efficient conductor. The musical adjudi- cator was Mr W. Davies, of Magdalen College, Oxford, whilst the accompanists were Mr 1. Maldwyn R.A.M., of Welshpooi, and Mr G. H. Bell, of Kcwfcovra. Tbe PRESIDENT, in opening the meeting, said, ne WAS much honoured by being placed in the chair at the Eisteddfod, which, as far as could be shown, was tke first ever held at Meifod. He felt he had little claim to that distinction, and could not help express- ing a wish that his worthy and lamented predecessor. .boile knowledge of Welsh and Welsh matters was much more vast and extensive than his, should not have been the chairman of the first Meifod Eis- teddfod. It was too late in the day to enter into the history or the merits of the Eisteddfod. His earliest rgaoll nation s were bound up with the Eisteddfod, and he remembered, while yet a youngster, being solemnly inducted as a member of the bardic circle at a London Eisteddfod. Whatever was its feiatory, its antiquity was undoubted, and without any great exaggeration of the truth it tnifcht c'aim to be a legitimate offspring, a direct descendant of the Olympian contests, the pride and glory of the palmy days of Greece Of their value in maintaining a definite standard or l?ari*v for their ancient tongue it was unnecessary fat him, speaking in Powysland, and almost under the shadow of Castell Coch, to dilate. If their meeting that day was not attended with all the pomp and circumstance that used to surround those older assemblages they might at least point to it, as evi- dence of the affection they bore towards their native land and of their regard for its ancient tongue and history, and as a proof of a devotion to their main- tenance greater possibly, certainly not less, than that Which inspired their earlier gatherings. The list of eompoisitiot s sent in for competition, and the num- ber of competitors who had found their way into that their somewhat remote little valley proved that they were amply justified in their experiment, and he ventured to express a hope that the results of the eisteddfod might be such as to encourage its repeti- tion in the future,' if not at Meifod, in some neigh- bouring district of their dear hen wlad. He would delftv them no longer but would call upon the reciter of the first composition (loud cheers). After several englynion had been addressed by Mr JonM. Pentrego, Meiriadog. Derwenog, and others to the Chairman and the Eisteddfod, the results and awards in the several competitions were proceeded witb. Best copy of the Sloan-duployan phono- graphic alphabet; 1. Mr Rowlands, of Meifod. The "v T, Hughes, of Llansantffraid, read his adjudi- cation on the essays on Friendship four English and one Welsh compositions had been sent in, best, Mr R. C. Jones, of Pentrefelin, Llanrhaiadr (Welsh). Three competed in the solo for boys under 16; 1, D. Charlftfi Jones, Pentrebeirdd 2. W. Corfield, Tre- gfa&n. Mr C. W. Jones presented a volume of the Rev Robert Jones of Rotherhithe's work to tbe winner. The prize for a chair was awarded to Ur T- G. Humphreys, Llanfyllin. Englynion on "Einiem y got," 1, Mr Pryce Davies Gwytherin, LUnrwflt. Toasting forks, 1, Mr Edward Owen, Meifod. Tran-cribing proverbs ix. into Welsh short- hand 1 Mr R. T. Jones, Brynaman, Carmarthen- shire! Essay on "Profitable poultry keeping," 1, Mrs Jones, Mathrafal. Recitation, The charge of the tight Brigade," 3 competed, equal 1st, Miss Myf*owy Jones, Bettws, and Miss Ethel Taylor. Inicstfcttds, one competed. Mr E. Humphreys, Glyn, Mftnafon. Stanzas on "Shame," six competed, 1, Mr Robert Roberts, Cwmderwen. represented by Mr Thofnda, Welshpool Academy. Wool table mats, two competed, 1, Miss Taylor, Llansantffraid. Madame Polite Jenkins, formerly of Swansea, had a very eordial reception when she appeared to sing Moir s "Children asleep." She was in good voice, and her sinking wac greatly adored. Three quartets com- peted in Waken iords an.1 ladies gay Mr Wm. Davies, the adjudicator, said the Rhaiadr party d a not balance well, the tenor was hard and at times inaccurate; the Tregynon party possessed better voices, and balanced better and rendered the piece Wiah better variation and expression another Tre- evnon t»arty sang well, but their voices were not so Jfeh He awarded the prize to the second party whieh was conducted by Mr B. H. Phillips. Essay 4311 "The connection between moral purity and national prosperity," 1, Mr Owen Roberts, Slate Ooarries, Llangynog. Bass solo, "Yr ben hafod ]Elwy after a test held in the Wesleyan Chapel three were chosen to compete in public, equal first, Mr D. Jones Cwmdu, Penygarnedd, and Mr Howell Davie*, Ruthin. Pianoforte solo, "Gipsy rondo," 1, Miss Ethel Taylor, Llansantffraid, whose touch was better and lighter, and who played more accu- rately than her competitors. Welsh parsing of the words in Hebrews xiii., 1, 2, 3; 1, Mr Evan Jones, lisnarmon D.C. The Ven, Archdeacon Thomas proposed a vote of thanks to the president. A competition which created great interest was then proceeded with. Four choirs competed in the male voice choral competition, "The Crusaders" being the tad piece. The competing choirs were the LlanfylHn, Bechan United, Tregynon, and Meifod choirs.—Mr Davies, in his adjudication, said the eoropetition had been an excellent one, but one choir figured better than the others. He proceeded to give a detailed criticism, and said the Llanfyllin choir opened well, strong, and with taste. The balance of the voices was good, and the intonation excellent. The recitative, too, was good. The semi-chorus was delivered in a devotional manner, and, if anything, Wd overdone. The agitato was well done, and the Crescendo at the finish was splendid. The second choir did not possess such rich voices. The unison passage was not so well done. The recitative was the beet in the competition. The third choir pos- sessed excellent first tenors, but the other voices did not balance well, and consequently the party shar- pened. The fourth choir did not open well, and on gwlne notes they were entirely out of tune. He un- hesitatingly awarded the prize to the first choir. Mr Thomas Pryce, the conductor of the Llanfylliu party, wa,g then invested, and presented with the prize of £ § by Miss Williams Wynn, of Coedymaen. This formiK-a-ied the morning's proceedings. The second meeting began a little before two o'clock. The Right Hon. the Earl of Powis occu- pied the chair, and said he could not tell them what pleasure it gave him to come amongst them, and, as it the first Eisteddfod he had ever attended, he was very pleased to think it was held in the Meifod Valley (loud cheers). The weather was a little finer, and he was glad to say that the Meifod weather had ttiven place to the Cann Office weather, which he Brought down in the dog-cart with him (laughter). It was a source of the greatest pleasure to him to look at the long programme they had before them, and to look forward to the competitions they were going to have. Rome of those which would give him the greatest interest and pleasure would be the com- petitions in music. There was a competition which eatighfc his eye, and which ought to catch the eye of the ordinary fieldgate-(Iaughter)-namely, the Catches for ordinary field gate." He thought it fnost fortunate that at an Eisteddfod like that they should- not forget agricultural pursuits as well as the More tuneful pursuits of music (hear, hear). He woaki point out the motto that lay behind him, II lläliVen helps those who helps themselves," for .tberl! was no truer maxim than this with' regard to agriculture (hear, hear). With reference to the field Bate he would say this, that the man who could invent A catch which would always open the gate at the fight time, and secure that it should not shut at the wmtig time—(laughter)—would make his fortune (lauffhter and cheers). Proceeding, his lordship read the following, which provoked hearty applause, his lordship's endeavour to master the Cymrarg" being «irfwroeative of much laughter Mae yn hyfrydwch gnitwr genyf fod yma gyda chwi. Gobeithiaf y cewch am da yma drwy'r dydd. a bydd yr Eisteddfod yn jBwyddianus iawn, ac er addyag.. Goren arf, arf I," He would say no more to them after this (rtyngfiforK He thanked them for the kind way in liM&h they had listened to him, and he would now ou-iw the first competition (loud cheers). < Some bardic addresses were delivered by the poets present. The following were the awards:— Tudno's adjudication on the chair poem was read, and" Cynon" was adjudged best. The chairing was conducted by Derwenog, and a goodly number of bards took part in the ceremony. Meiriadog, Mr J. Edwards, Llanfair, was the successful competitor, and he was chaired with all the pomp and ceremony of the bards of Britain, whilst the band played See the conquering hero comes." The responses to the question, "A oes heddweh P" were answered with loud affirmatives. After the ceremony numerous englynion were read by various bards, aid Meiriadog was publicly declared a chaired bard. Vocal compe- tition, solo of her own choice, by a girl under sixteen years of age. The adjudicator awarded the prize to Miss Myfanwy Jones of Bettws. Choral competi- tion, "Sleighing Glee," by choirs of children under sixteen years of age, not less than twenty in number, tenors and basses allowed, prize X2. Two choirs competed, Tregynon, cynducted by Mr B. H. Phil- lips, and Meifod, conducted by Mr Rowlands. In giving his adjudication Mr Davies said the first choir rendered the piece almost perfectly and very beauti- fully. The second choir was very much out of tune I. on the top notes. He had great pleasure in award- ing the first prize to the first choir, and in announ- cing that Lord Powis kindly offered a prize for the Meifod choir (loud cheers). Vocal competition, con- tralto solo, "0 let me sing to thee"; two entries, winner, Miss M. J. Griffiths, Tregynon. Tenor solo, Myvanwy," six entries; three selected. Prize divided between Messrs H. Corfield, Tregynon, and John Evans, Bwlchyffridd. The chief event of the afternoon was the choral competition, "Sleep, my darling-, sleep," W. M. Roberts's glee, by choirs of not less than forty in number. Piize X15 and a baton for the conductor. £1 each would aiso be given to the conductors of other choirs competing for this prize. Four choirs entered, viz., Meifod, conducted by Mr E. Rowlands, Acrefair, conducted by Mr Gabriel, Tregynon, Mr H. C. Corfield, and Llanfyllin, Mr Thomas Price. In giving his adjudication, Mr Davies said he was pleased to think the Eisteddfod committee had se- lected such a beautiful piece for competition. The singing of the first choir was very fair, the voices balancing fairly well. The altos in parts seemed to separate from each other. The intoaation was not quite so pure as he should have liked to have seen. The first movement was fair. The agitato was taken up in very good spirit. The choir made a mistake on the slur "sleep." On the whole the rendering was very creditable. In the second choir the voices were not so rich and matured. The first movement was sung too fast, and the sopranos were rough. There was a tendency to sing very much as if the piece were a chorus instead of a lullaby. The agitato movement was too slow by far, though the expres- sion was fairly good. The last movement was sung with great taste and feeling. The third choir con- sisted of yourg voices, but were rather inclined to be out of tune in the first movement. The agitato was good, but in some of the forte passages the climaxes were not satisfactorily attained. Alto- gether he felt that although they aimed well they did not accomplish their object. The double piano passages were rather coarse. The tenors were in- clined to sing sharply, and the intonation was some- what impure throughout the whole pieco. The fourth choir possessed good voices, which were well balm, ced. The first movement was sung very taste- fully, although the agitato was not in better time than that of the other choirs. As far as the balance, quality of tone, and expression and good phrasing were concerned, he had no hesitation in awarding the prize to the last choir, the Llanfyllin choir (loud applause).—The afternoon meeting was then brought to a close at a quarter to seven. At eight o'clock a concert was held in the marquee, in which Madame Pollie Jenkins, Miss Emily Davies, Mr W. Davies, and others took part.
"WELSH WATER FOR WALES."
"WELSH WATER FOR WALES." To the Editor of the Montgomeryshire Express and Radnor Times. Sir,—The very interesting letters from Switzerland appearing in the Express prompt me to call your attention, and that of your readers, to the following paragraph which appeared in the Evening Standard of the 12th inst., not with the object of offering my own opinion on the matter, but of directing to it the attention of those more competent to judge than I am:- The Foreign Office Report on the conditions of labour in Switzerland may be read with envy in all other manufacturing countries of Europe. Such excellent relations between em- ployer and employed, such general prosperity and progress, may be found, no doubt, in nooks and corners of Austria, Spain, even Germany, perhaps; but in Switzerland they are general. Yet it is not high wages which make the men con- tented and thriving; quite the reverse. Their average earnings are at least 33 per cent. to 40 per cent. below that of Englishmen in similar employment, and 10 per cent, to 15 per cent, below that of Frenchmen. The secret is that mill- hands are not divorced from the land," and this priceless benefit they owe to the scattering of factories. There are no large towns in Switzerland of the class with which we are too familiar. Zurich, indeed, reckons 100,000 souls since the suburbs were included, but it stands far above any other. The factories mostly are dispersed along the banks of rivers and lakes, where thetourists curse them for spoiling the view, but the working people still remain half peasants. So it was in England at a happier time. This condition of things is possible by reason of the abundance of swift streams which supply water power. But a grave consideration arises here, If machines in the future are to be driven by electricity a land like this will have an enormous advantage. Already the Switzers hold their own, through the cheapness of labour and the absence of friction'—strikes and so forth. They should be able to defy the competition of manufacturers who depend on steam, like those of England and France, when electricity reaches the development which is predicted. Not long ago when the cry of Welsh water for Wales," was raised by a Montgomeryshire gentle- man, the demand received but little support from a narrow section of the Press, (possibly) because it originated with a vicar, less support from another section (possibly) because it originated with a Con- servative, and no support at all from another section because it originated in Wales. The Evening Standard, in particular, treated the idea that Welshmen should have full control over the water-systom of Wales with sneering contempt. A large and independent section, however, as, for instance, Land and Water, and other authorities on questions of this kind, substantially confirmed the revereud gentleman's opiuion, because, I presume, they saw in it sound common sense. Now, while no one I suppose could say that the conditions in Switzerland and Wales are identical, yet, is there not a resemblance between them, and a close resemblance too? That being allowed—con- sidering the enormous quantity of water now being taken by Liverpool, the enormous quantity that soon will be taken by Birmingham, and the seven-fold greater quantity that before very long will probably be taken by London (for that London during the next few years will claim the Principality as the chief source of its water supply is looked upon by many as a foregone conclusion),—not to mention the host of other claimants that might spring up,-I should like to ask whether suah an excessive interference is not certain to materially affect s me parts of the river- system of Wales, beautiful as it is ? It will be urged that compensation will be made, and existing rights protected. There is reason to believe, however, that compensation and privilege will be given very sparingly, and claims cut down ruthlessly: moreover, many rights, although real enough, will be of too indefinite a nature to be claimed, like the one I chiefly have in view, which is only one of many, and not the question of a day but of an age.. And now I come to the point: for if the above paragraph be read substituting" Wales" for "Switzerland," and, say, "Cardiff" for Zurich," it makes a very interesting bit of reading, and helps us to realize the value of our streams, and one is tempted to compare the actual or contemplated action of England's richest cities with the conduct of that well-to-do personage who, not satisfied with his own numerous flock and herds, must needs covet and confiscate the one little ewe lamb of his poor neigh- bour. England has many natural advantages, Wales has but few, and therefore should look ahead." Thanking you in anticipation of the favour of tkvs being inserted, I will conclude with the axiom laid down by that most profound thinker, the immortal John Bunsby, master mariner: The value of an observation lies in the application thereof."—Yours faithfully, FRED. F. JONES. London, 16th August, 1892.
IA PRA YER FOR LANDLORDS.
A PRA YER FOR LANDLORDS. Sir,-During the past week I have met with a curiosity in the form of a Prayer for Landlords," which was approved by the ecclesiastical authorities of nearly 350 years aero. It appeared in the last primer of Edward VI. published about 1550. It would be interesting to know how it came to be dis- used. As the prayer is very appropriate to the present time, perhaps the bishops and clergy will again bring it into use. By so doing—especially if the prayer is answered—they will earn for them. selves the gratitude of a large class of men, who are at the present time groaning under the tyranny of rack-renting landlords, and at the same time they would be able to shew themselves to be doing some- thing for the tithes they now receive, and thus per- haps stave off the question of disestablishment. The prayer is as follows :— We heartily pray Thee to send Thy Holy Spirit into the hearts of them that possess the grounds, pastures, and dwelling places of the earth that they, rcmembering themselves to be Thy tenants, ritty ru)t rack and stretch out the rents of their houses and lands no.- yet take unreasonable finej and incomes, after the manner of covetous worldll&^s but so let them out to others that the inhabitants thereof may be able to pay the rents, and also honestly to live, to nourish their family, and to relieve the poor." By inserting the above in your next impression, yon mil oblige A Raskjjentbd FARMED
IN PARLIAMENT. In the House of Lords, on Monday, the Earl of Lathom read her Majesty's reply to the Address in answer to the Speech from the Throne. The reply was purely formal. Lord Salisbury announced that the Government had placed their resignation in her Majesty's hands, and that it had been accepted. He invited Lord Kimberley to give an exposition of the incoming Ministry's views on domestic and foreign affairs. Lord Kimberley expressed his regret that he could not oblige, for the reason that he was not yet a Minis-ter of the Crown. The House adjourned till Th,t:rlnu .£.U""o;Y-J- On Monday, about noon, Mr Gladstone left Waterloo Station for Osborne, whither he had been summoned by the Queen. All along the route he was the subject of popular displays of welcome. At Portsmouth he had a particularly gratifying reception, The right hon. gentleman sailed from Portsmouth in the royal yacht, and atter a pleasant sail arrived at Cowes about half-past three. The House of Lords met on Thursday, but no busi- ness whatever was transacted, and it was announced that, in obedience to the Queen's commands, Parlia. ment was prorogued till the 4th of November. In the House of Commons on Thursday, when the Speaker took the chair, parties immediately changed seats, the Liberals taking the benches to the right, and the Conservatives those to the left of the chair. Writs were agreed to for the election of a member for Midlothian in the room of Mr W. E. Gladstone, also for all the other seats whose representatives have to seek re-election in consequence of accepting offices of profit under the Crown. The Speaker explained to Mr Keir Hardie that constitutional usage did not permit him at the present ji-iiie-iire to bring forward his motion regarding an autumn session. The House was afterwards summoned to the House of Lords to hear the reading of the Royal Commission proroguing Parliament. THE NEW MINISTRY. Subjoined is a list of Mr Gladstone's fourth Admin- istration, so far as the appointments have yet been made, together with the salary attached to each appointment:— First Lord of the Treasury and Privy Seal (< £ 5,000).Mr Gladstone. Lord Chancellor (JbIO,000).Lord Rerschell. Secretary for India and Presi- dent of Council ( £ 5 000).Earl of Kimberley. Secretary for Foreign Affairs ( £ 5,000).Earl of Rosebery. Secretary for the Co onies (, £ 5,000).Marqui8 of Ripon. Home Secretary (< £ 5,000).Mr Asquith Secretary for War. ( £ 5,000). Mr Campbell-Banner- man. First Lord of the Admiralty ( £ 4,500).Earl Spencer Chancellor of the Exchequer (, £ 5,000).Sir Wm. Harcourt. Chief Secretary for Ireland (^84,425).Mr John Morley. Secretary, Scotland ( £ 2,000). Sir G. Trevelyan. President of Board of Trade ( £ 2,000).Mr Mundella. President of the Local Go vern- ment Board (. £ 2,000). Mr Henry Fowler. Postmaster General (X2,500) Alr A. Morley. Vice-President of the Com- mittee of Council on Educa- tion (. £ 2,000).Mr Acland. Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster ( £ 2,000).Mr Bryce. First Commissioner of Works (. £ 2,000).Mr Shaw Lefevre. Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (. £ 20,000).. Lord Houghton. Lord Chancellor of Ireland ( £ 8,000).Mr S. Walker. Junior Lords of the Treasury. ..(. £ 1,000 each).Mr Canston. Mr W. A. M'Arthur. MR T. EIHS. Financial Secretary to the Treasury ( £ 2,000).Mr Hibbert. Patronage Secretary to the # Treasury (. £ 2.000).Mr Marjoribanks. Secretary to the Admiralty ( £ 2,000).Sir U. Kay-Shuttle- worth. Under Secretariep- „ Home (, £ 1,500).Mr H. Gladstone Foreign ( £ 1,500).Sir E. Grey. Colonial (, £ 1,500).Mr S. Buxton. War (. £ 1,500). Lord Sandhurst. India ( £ 1,500).Mr G. W. E. Russell Secretary Board of Trade I ( £ 1,200).Mr Burt. Secretary Local Government Board W. Foster. Attorney-General ( £ 7,000).Sir C. Russell. Solicitor-General. ( £ 6,000).Mr Rigby. Lord Advocate for Scotland ( £ 2,388).Mr J. B. Balfour. Solicitor-General for Scotland ( £ 955).Mr Asher. Attorney-General for Ireland ( £ 5,000).The MacDermott. Solicitor-General for Ireland ( £ 2,000).Serjeant Hemphill. Comptroller of the Household ( £ 904).Mr Levason-Gower. Vice-Chamberiain ( £ 924). Mr C. R.Spencer. Mr Gladstone takes only one salary, viz., that attaching to the office of First Lord of the Treasury, and not that paid to the keeper of the Privy Seal when this office is held separately. We believe that the Earl of Kimberley, who has also accepted two offices, will take the salary of only one, viz., that attaching to the Indian Secretaryship. The new Cabinet Ministers who have been for the first time raised to that rank are Mr Asquith as Home Secretary, Mr Arnold Morley (the former Whip) as Postmaster-General, and Mr Acland as Vice- President of the Council-all comparatively young men. Sir C. Russell, Q.C., is to resume his former position as Attorney-General, with Mr Rigby, Q.C., as Solicitor-General.
GUILSFIELD V. WELSHPOOL (A)…
GUILSFIELD V. WELSHPOOL (A) TEAM. This match was played at Guilsfield on Thursday, the 11th inst., and resulted in an easy victory for the visitors. Thanks to the good bowling and batting of Baines, who scored 37 (and threw his wicket away) and bowled 7 wickets for 16 runs, this was still capped by Mr H. Dovaston, who took 5 wickets for 6 runs in the second innings., Score WELSHPOOL (A) TEAM. Baines, c Thomas b Payne 37 J H Yearsley, c Thomas b Austin 9 F J Nicholls, c and b Payne 15 H R Harrison, c Shepherd b Thomas 3 A E Hillman, c and b Makepeace 9 H Lewis, 1 b w., b Makepeace 5 H Dovaston, st Mytton b Robinson 0 J Pugh, c Howarth b Robinson 7 W Wynne, not out 5 H Smith, b Thomas I C White, c and b Thomas 0 Extras 8 99 GUILSFIELD. A Robinson, c garrison b Bainea 2 h w, b Dovaston 0 Makepeace, b Yearsley, 1 b Dovaston 0 Mytton, b Baines 0 b Dovaston 5 D Mytton, b Yearsley 5 b Dovaston 5 H Barrett, b Baines 4 c Lewis b Harris 6 Thomas, b Baines 14 c Baines b Dovas. 5 F Howarth, b Baines 8 G Mytton, b Baines. 1 not out 0 W Payne, b Baines. 0 S Shepherd, run out 2 notout 0 T Austin, not out 3 Extras. 5 Extras 10 43 31 +
ALARMING COLLIERY ACCIDENT…
ALARMING COLLIERY ACCIDENT IN WALES. 300 MEN IN PERIL. An alarming accident was on Friday reported from the New Dyffryn Collieries, near Rhymney, where 300 miners are employed. The banksmen were lowering a quantity of heavy timber into the pit, when the iron band encircling the brake of the great engine snapped in two. The engine consequently ran wild, and the ascending cage crashed through the head gearing, completely smashing one side of it, while the timbers were dashed to the bottom of the shaft, causing great havoc, and the miners were entombed. Fortunately the men heard the rumblings and hurried away from the pit bottom. No one was hurt, but the miners were subsequently extricated from the shaft with difficulty. The noise of the crash was heard a long distance off, and hundreds of people crowded rounu the pit. —
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SCALDED TO DEATH NEAR BISHOP'S…
SCALDED TO DEATH NEAR BISHOP'S CASTLE. THE PRACTICE OF "CHARMING" STILL IN VOGUE. On Wednesday Mr Richard Williams, F.H.R.S.. coroner, held an inquest at the Knnpps, in the pari-h of Snead, on the body of Minnie Jones, a little child who died from the effects of severe scalding. The foreman of the jury was Mr Thomas A Faircloush. Mary Ann Evans said she was the wife of Charles Evans, of the Knapps, in the parish of Snead, labourer. The deceased Minnie Jones was the illegitimate child of Rosanna Jones, domestic servant at the Lower Snead. and was one year and i-even months old. The child was placed by the mother with witness to nurse on Thursday we-k. On the 8th of August, after boiling some clothes, 6he ut the pot, contaning about two quarts of boilin" watc, on the floor in the kitchen. The fl,or wris very uneven. While she was wringing the elothfs she heard the little girl crying and the pot robing. Sh- looked round and found that the child had been scalded about the right shoulder and the ritht side of the face. She took her clothes off, put sooi« tu pentine on the shoulder, and sent the little boy t. the chemist at Bishop's Castle for linseed oil. 0" his return t-he applied the linseed oil to the f:v'e a-id the other parts which bad been scalded. She did nothing to the face until the oil came. At he time she did not think much of the face and ne -k *c■ildj, but there weie eome spots on the check and ear which were badly scalded. The same day he to I the child down to Alrs Montfcrd's, the Mill, to ie charmed. The Coroner: I suppose that didn't do much good ? Witness Well, I don't know you needn't lausfli I think there's a great deal in it sonnet mes. Con- tinuing, witness said she was afraid of telling the child's mother, for fear it would affect her reason, she having been in the asylum once. As the child got no better she took her to a doctor at Bishop's Ca-tle on Thursday morning. He dressed the wounds, and attended to her until Sunday night, when she died. Albert Evans, son of Charles Evans, said he was present when the accident occurred, but he did not see it. as he was reading a book. Sydney Albert Bankes Price, medical practitioner at Bishop's Castle, said on Thursday last the deceased Minnie Jones was brought to his surgery by the firtt witness. The child was very ill and had severe scalds on the face, head, and arm. There was some dressing, of which he disturbed as little as possible, as the child had to be carried home between two and three miles in the open air. He gave a bottle of medicine, and a mixture of linseed oil and lime water to be applied to the scalded parts. On the following Saturday he saw the child again. The arm and shoulder were better, but. the face and li<-a i very bad. IVIrs Evans had carried out his instructions as well as she could. She had no linseed meal when he came, so he applied flour to the face and h.ad. The child was very feverish and restless, and be considered the case a serious one. The immediate eau-e of death, which took place on Sunday night. was stiock and exhaustion resulting from severe scalding. The application of turpentine did no good and it might have done harm. The Coroner having summed up, the jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence. ♦
DEATH OF PREBENDARY WALTERS.…
DEATH OF PREBENDARY WALTERS. The Church in Wales has sustained a great logs in the death of the Rev Prebendary Walters, D.D., vicar of Llansamlet, Glamorgaanshire, which took place on Tuesday last, after a severe illness. He was in his seventieth year. He was ordained in 1846, and his early ministerial life waa passed at Bedwellty, Ystradgunlais, and Kilvey. In 1853 he became asso- ciation secretary for Wales to the Church Pastoral Aid Society, but in 1855 he returned to parochial work, being appointed rector of Ys'radgunlais, where he was formerly a curate. He held this living for eighteen years. As a preacher he was very popu- lar, his perfect acquaintance with the vernacular making his ministrations very acceptable to the poor of his district. In 1874 his old friend and patron Bishop Thirlwall presented him to the important living of Llansamlet, where he worked with great vigour till within a few months of his death. It may truly be said that in the revival of the Church in South Wales he took no inconsiderable part. As a speaker and a writer he was vigorous and trenchant, and throughout his career he was an ardent defender of the Establishment. He acted as one of the secre- taries of the Swansea Church Congress, was an active member of the St. David's Diocesan Conference, and was twice re-elected as proctor iu Convocation. H held the prebendal stall of Carfechell in St. David's Cathedral since 1836.
THE REGISTRARSHIP OF ST. ASAPH…
THE REGISTRARSHIP OF ST. ASAPH PROBATE COURT. A CURIOUS MISTAKE. At the present time much speculation is rife in various parts of North Wales as to who has been appointed registrar of the above court, the district including the counties of Flint, Denbigh, and Merioneth, the post having been rendered vacant by the death of Mr R. W. Sisson, Talardy, St. Asaph. On Saturday last Mr J. Pearce Lewis, solicitor, Rhyl, and at present general secretary to the Welsh National Eisteddfod, received the appointment by letter from the Registry Office, London, the tame being afterwards confirmed by telegraph. Mr Lewis entered upon his duties the same day, but on Monday evening received a letter from Mr Justice Jeune stating that, owing to a mistake, his name had been nominated instead of Mr J. Pryce Lewis, solicitor, Denbigh. Mr Lewis, however, has not yet given up all hopes of sacuring the appointment. <*
HOTEL THIEVES IN NORTH WALES.
HOTEL THIEVES IN NORTH WALES. SMART ROBBERIES AT COLWYN BAY. There is evidently a gang of accomplished hotel thieves carrying on operations on a large scale in North Wales. A few days ago we reported the ransacking of a well-known Llandudno home, and now we hear that on Thursday a sum of C20 was stolen from the Colwyn Bay Hotel, at Colwyn Bay, while the Hydropathic Institution, in the same town, suffered to an even greater extent. The police are making inquiries, but the thieves have not left the slightest clue behind. Hotel keepers, and especially hydro, proprietors in North Wales, should keep a sharp look out for these gentry, as the coast is evidently being systematically worked.
CARNO. CREIGFRYN CHAPEL.—The Independent churches of Carno and LlanwnJg have unanimously agreed to invite Mr J. A. Hughes, of Holyhead, to become their pastor. Mr Hughes is a young man, of about 25, who has completed the usual courses at Cardiff and Brecon Colleges, and is undoubtedly a gifted and talented preacher. SPORTING.—The bags of grouse taken this season in these neighbourhoods are much smaller than usual. It is believed that a great many nests were spoiled by the severe frost and snow, which came just when the birds were laying and sitting. The partridges and pheasants seem to have fared much better.
MOCHDRE. AcciDENTS.-OnTuesday evening week an accident, which might have been serious, happened to Mr William By water, of Esgairceiliog Hall, Mochdre. It appears that Mr By water was returning from Newtown market, and just after passing Nantoer he fell from his horse and was for some time uncon- scious. Dr. Silver was sent for. After a short time, we are pleased to state that Mr Bywater was able to proceed on his journey home.—Un Thursday another accident took place in the same vicinity. On this occasion a donkey, dmwing a cart, got frightened probably by the train, and ran away. The boy in charge being unable to hold him, a number of children, playing near on the footpath, were run over, and two of them, belonging to Thomas Jones, railway carrier, were rather seriously crushed under the wheels. The life of one little girl was at one time despaired of, but we are glad to stat? she is now approaching recovery.
LLANGURIG. School. TREAT.—Colonel and Mrs Lloyd-Verney gave a treat to the Board School children recently, after the inspection of the schools by the Rev. R. Temple had been completed. As usual the scholars of the three schools assembled at the village school, and marched to Clochfaen, where they were warmly welcomed by Mrs Lloyd-Verney. When the march past was completed they were taken into the Tenants' Hall to receive a toy each with which they could amuse themselves during the afternoon. These toys answered well the purpose for which they were given. At the same time rewards were given for regularity of attendance, skill in sewing and for conduct and diligence. These prizes were of a superior kind, amongst them being writing cases, work baskets, and books. The scholars afterwards spent the time until tea was ready in playing- games, comparing toys, blowing horns, etc. Tea time quickly came. Grace was sung before and after tea, and each school sang songs whilst seated at the tables, and each child was presented by Mrs Lloyd Verney with a book. After tea play was r suaieO. and Colonel LJovd-Verney, to tue great del :;t of the children, let off a lew balloons, but unfortunately the wind was too strong for success in this work. Appropriate speeches were made by the Vicar, the Chairman of the School Board, and Mr Davies, a member of the School Board. Mr Jarman, another member of the Board, was also present. Before separating hearty cheers were given by the scholars, who had thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
MONTGOMERY. APPROACHING MARRIAGE OF THE TOWN CLERK. —We understand that the marriage arranged between Mr C. S. Pryce, town clejk of Montgomery, and Mi?e Mary M. Newill, of Bishop's (;qi'tle.wiJ take place at the latter place en Monday, the 29th inst.
TREFEG-LWYS. IFUNEF.AL.-The funeral of Mr Daniel Tilsley, the Cyll Farm, aged 51, took place on August 19th. He was buried at, thH Tiefeg.wvs Churchyard. There were a great many pr. sent t here. Great sympathy is felt witti the brothers and sifters ut the decea-ed. PRESENTATION.—At the l ist meeting of the M. U. of Oddfellows, Trefegiwys, Mr E swaro Davies, jun.. Talgarth Millwts presented with a handsome volume, and the folloivinir lines w.re read the;e by the Tre- feglwjs local ba d:— Y mae odyddion fi-lanynant, Yn rhoddi cvfrol ddestlns If hrsgrifenydd Davies fw-vil. Sy'n ei waitli yn garepiis, Fe mn in gof bob tro y by d, Yn troi yr kaid dalenau, Mae rhod oedd hon heb EÍ8gwyl gndd, o Jan ei anwvl Siyndiau.
LL AN DIN AM.
LL AN DIN AM. DEATH OF rR OwE-i.-AVitn deep rjgret we have to record tbe de.b of Mr-Owen, of Lliiidinam Hall, one week aft,-r hr accoachmnt. H«r demise has thrown a ploom Ot'er all who knew her, and sincere sympathy is felt for Mr Owen in his tad and bitter bereavemeot. Nine months a,-O hA camo a happy bride to Llandii;am Hali, with every earthly prospect of happiness tor a iong period, but on Thur.»d*y ber mortal remains was taken back to her childhood's home for intermeat in :he family bnritl ground. Mr E. Davies, High Sheriff ot Montg (tneryshire, Mrs Davies, the Rev* Liovd Jones, M.A., and others,went Davies, the Rev* Liovd Jones, M.A., and others,went with the mourneis ail far as Ca rsws. the Rev LLyd Jones going- all the way to M-uai Riclg-e with the family for the intermenr on the day i, liowingr (Friday). Much sympathy is telt th- iu >;her and relatives of Mrs Owen, whose joy nt the birth *ocn turned into sorrow anti death. Truly may it be said of the deceased—"My days are past, my pu-poses are broken off, even the thought of my heart."
KNIGHTON. At a meeting of the Council of the Shropshire and West Midland Agricultural Society. held at Shrews- bury on Saturday, IVIr W. E M Hulton-Harrop in the chair, the Secretary (Mr A. Mautell) reported that there was a loss of £ 14j upnn tbA three d ys, show of this Yfar, which W>ii\ be,d at Welshpool on June 29th and 30th and July 1st. The Council de- cided to hold the show next year at Knighton, Radnorshire, on June 28th, 29th, and 30th. NEW POST OFFICE.—A new post office, which will be of great service to the neighbouring district, was opened on Monday at Llanbister. DAIRY CLASSES —The classes in connection with the Radnorshire County Council, uuder the tuition of Miss Gouldstone, which commenced on the 5th inst., terminated on Wednesday, when Professor Parry examined the studentR in the art of butter- making, and expressed himself much pleased with the le fficiency of the pupils both in practice and theory. Votes of thanks were accorded to Mr J. R. Bache for his great exertions in promoting the matter, and to Miss Gouldstone for her valuable instruction.
BUILTH. AGRICULTURAL SHOW.—The annual show and sheep dog trials in connection with the Builth Agri- cultural Society, were held on Thursday last on the Groe Green, Builth, a site charmingly situated for the purpose. As compared with its predecessors Thursday's show was fully up to the average. There was a slight decrease in the number of entries, but an entire absence of any signs of deterioration in the quality of the stock for competition. The weather throughout the day was very favourable aad there was a large attendance of the general public from the town and surrounding districts, whose numbers were further augumented by visitors from more dis- tant places who arrived by rail. The sheep Dog Trials were held in a field on the Brecon Road. They were a great success, upwards of .£73 being taken at the gate. Mr Rigoy's Turk and Mr R. S. Piggin's Ormskirk Charlie," ran a tie for firs; place, and on a second running Mr Rigby's dog clearly outdistanced the other, the time being 5 min- utes 35 seconds, to 10 minutes 25 seconds. Nlr J. Price, Eskirbir's Fain won the third, time 8 min- utes 35 seconds. The compst.tion was very keen throughout.
MACHYNLLETH. THE KIVER L>OVEF.—J ne recent raia has brought fresh water, and ooMequently the fishing has greatly improved. There are a good number of anglers staying in the town who are busy plying rod and line from early till late, and some fine catches have been made. THE PAROCHIAL COMMITTEE.—A meeting was held at the Boardroom on Tuesday, Mr Ed. Rees in the chair. A committee was appointed 1 o prepare a request to be sent to the County Council for powc-r to form a Local Board for the town. The Committee which had been appointed to consider the subject of street nomenclature reoommended that the old Welsh names of the streets should in all cases be retained, to which the meeting agreed. A letter was read from the Local Government Board directing the engineer to send in further and detailed plans of the work, that the dam must be constructed entirely of masonry work, and that the proposed backing up of the dam with earth could not be allowed. The engineer was instructed to prepare the plans as required. COUNTY COURT.—At the bi-monthly C urt, held on Monday before his Honour Juries Beresford. there were about a dozen only of undefended cases and four judgment summonses. Mr Ffoulkes J one.. was the only solicitor present. Appearing on behalf of Mr A. J. Hughes, Aberystwyth, he applied for a new trial in the case of Evans v. Stokes, heard at the last Court. His Honour said the matter had b- eii dealt with properly by the learned Registrar of the Mach- 5*nlleth Court; but it appeared from a letter from the Registrar of Aberystwyth Court that the b.iiliff of that Court handed the summons to the house- keeper of a Captain John Davies who h^d not returned it but kept it. The defendant, therefore, did not uppear to bive received the summons. A npw trial was granted. On the application of Mr Ffoulkes Jones, judgment was given for £5, money lent by Dr W. R. Williams, lUacnynliet:1, to Dr T. H. Lewis, Wrexham. THE BRITISH SCHOOL.—This school rtill keeps its ground. The report for 1891 w.isExcellent." and this year the inspector reports that it merits its character of last year." Tiie gra> t for 1891 was X159 12s, and for this yea.r it I* illici 3s 6 i. The pupils who sat for the Science and Art examina- tions have also done well. The report rnns as fol- lows :—Mixed School: This school well maintains its character of last year.—Infants' Class The infants are well taught. The full grant was earned, which amounted to .£166 3a fid.—Mathematics. Second class Griffith Edward Jones.—Agriculture. Second ciasi-, Pollie Thomas, James M. Jones, Margaret A. Lewis, David Owen, and Hugh Pash.-Tiieo-.etical Chemistry. First class A. M. Morgin, Muglona M. Roes, and J. Caradog- Ashton. Second class: B. D. Roberts and E. Evaris.-Practi-,a: Chemistry. First class: Maglona M. Rees, A. M. Morgan, B. D. Roberts, and Elizabeth Evans. Second Class John C. Ashton. BOARD OF GUARDIANS,—WEDNESDAY. Present: Mr Edward Hughes, Aberffryalan, chair- man Messrs David Evans, Gwern Iago, and John Kees, Ynys, vice-chairmen Lord Henrv Vane-Tem- pest, Plas, Machynlleth, ex-offieio: Messrs John Rowlands and Richard Ellis, Machynlleth Richard Owen, Nawlyn Rev Thomas Griffiths, b'or,,e Ellis Hughes, Cemmaes; Thomas Evans, Darowan Griffith Jones, Penezoes; Owen Edward?, Scubory. coed: Humphrey Jones and Evan James, Towyn; Mr Dd. Evans, clerk, and D. Morgan, assistant- clerk. STATISTICS. Out-relief administered during tea past fortnight: i, Machynlleth district, per Mr Jonn Jones, £ 23 Os. ld, to 94 psupers; Pennai district, per Mr William Jones, X26 lis. 61. to 98 paupers and Darowen district, per Mr Daniel Howell, £ 45 3s. lOd. to 175 paupers. Number in thn house, 36 last year, cor- responding period, 36. Vagrants relieved during the past fortnight, 61 s compared with 4S during the correspoiiding period of last year. THE MONTHLY MEETINGS. The Board decided to carry out the resolution passed a short time ago to hold the meetings monthly, and they will not meet for a month. TOBACCO FOR AN INMATE. The Rev Thomas Griffiths having again brought forward the question of the Board giving one John Roberts, an inmate, some tobacco, as remuneration for bard wotk in the garden, a discussion ensued, but no resolution to that effect was passed, several of the Guardians agreeing to pay for quarters of tobacco. INDUSTRY FOR THE INMATES. The R»v Thomas Griffiths gave notice that at the .iext m i-tin- of the Board he-waud call attention to the Gtjoitabiaiy of introducing some scheme ot in- dustry or industries to the inmates, especially young children from eleven to thirteen years of age. MASTER'S REPORT. The Master (Mr John Jones) reported that on the 9th of August Dr Southey, Commissioner in Lunacy, visited the house. The Revs Josiah Jones, John Williams, Penegoes, and W. S. Jones officiated at the house during the past fortnight.
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