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?YIR. ,;on i-T MOriLEY POSSIBLE] MEMBER FOR MONTGOMERY- j SHIRE. j Mr Maltman Barr;, who is at present in Newcastle, on Thursday wrote to the local press as follows It will be of some interest to vour veauers to lea,rn that provision has been made tor Mr John Morley's finding a safe seat elsewhere m Z, the anticipated event of his defeat in New- castle a few days hence. I believe that the seat selected is Montgomeryshire, Mr Stuart Rendel, its present occupant and Mr Gladstone's favourite host, receiving a n peerage." With respect to the above fr. Rendel telegraphed on Saturday Know nothing whatever as to rumour respecting Mr. John Morley and Montgomeryshire."
" OLDE WELSH FA YRE AT NEWTOWN."
OLDE WELSH FA YRE AT NEWTOWN." THE OPENING CEREMONY. One of the prettiest spectacles which have recently been witnessed in Newtown was a nghte merrie olde Welsh Fayre," which wae opened Oil Monday after- noon in the Public Hall, in aid of ye Bnilding Fund of ye National Schools of Newtown." There being a debt upon the schools of about £800. Lady Pryce-Jcnes kindly undertook the laborious task of organising a bazaar, which ultimately took the form of a Welsh Fair, with the object c. f extinguishing it. The Hall had practically been transformed into a picturesque Welsh village of two or three centuries ago, aud the artistic judgment and marked attention to detail which was evident on every band poke volumes for the skill and labour of the promoters. Ita inferior was profusely decorated for the occasion, and the Stalls, which represented various types of 16th and 17th century architecture, looked exceedingly quaint, laden with an infinite variety of wares, and attended to by "ye faire ladies" attired in fancy costumes, among which the Welsh, with the familiar hat and shoulder-wrap, frequently appeared with appropriate effect. The atalis were ten in number, and were distinguished by the following signs YE OLDE MARKET HALLE. This stall, which was a faithful and most interest- jug reproduction of the old Market Hall, as it stood in Broad-street many years ago, occupied the western end of the hall, and was under the charge of Mis- tresses Pryce-Jones and K. C. Pryce-Jones, assisted by Mistresses Hardie, Hounsfield, Lane, and Norah Powell. It consisted of four spacious arches, occu- pying the entire width of the building, and under these were served all needfulle meates and drynkes for hungrye and thyrstie folkes." The tables wore beautifully decorated with flowers, plants, ferns, laurels, etc., and in the midst of these delightful aurroundings was esconced the band of Mr G. H. Bell, which throughout the holding of the fair dys- coureed sweete musick." The exterior of the old hall was gaily decorated with flags. The civic powers, which in former days conveyed many to the crib," which was situated in the old Market Hall, were not represented on the present occasion, but the at- tractions resorted to were equally powerful with those of the olden days, and many were compelled, by its irresistible charm, to visit the old structure so prettily revived. YE ANCHOR AND TE RISING sulf were the two stalls which occupied the opposite end of the room. The former was temptingly decked out with farm produce, and was under the care of Mistress Pryoe, of Brynaire, assibted by Mr Pryce, Miss Pryce, and ye young folke." Amongst the exhibits were dressed and live poultry, vegetables of various kinds, butter and eggs, flowers, fruit, and ferns. There was also a bag of corn, and an interesting placard stating that a ton of straw would be raffled for in the evening. Its sister-stall was also devoted to the practical rather than the ornamental. Mistresse Kinaey superintended it, aad in the task-she was assisted by Mistresses Lewis and E. Kinsey. The articles for Bale, which were tastefully arranged, included all forms of groceries, and sweets, pickles, soap, and other domestic requisites. The remainder of the stalls occupied both sides of the Hall. and the particulars respecting them we give below. On the left of the entrance was the Indian stall bearing the sign of TE GOLDEN HEABTE, together with the motto Brotherly kindness oharity." It was attended to by Mistresse F. Utten Purchas, assisted by Mistresses Davies, Isabelle Jones, Pughe Morgan, Humphreys, Savage, Williams Alioe Jones, and Morgan. Its contents included a choice selection of Indian articles, such as vases, curtains, shawls, mats, fans, bells, and other curios one or two little figures representing apparently Heathen Deities and a useful stock of tea in packets. Adjoining this stall was YE LEEKE, of which Ladie Pryce-Jones waa the superintendent. Her assistants were Mistresses Blythe, Hainsworth, Jones, Taylor, CJark, Evan-Jones, Hemming. Thomas, Walton, Evans, Gibson, Meredith, and Williams. It was laden with an assortment of pretty fancy articles, such as fans, photo-framee, old paint- iniB, silver goods, and china ware, baskets, two large photographs by Mr Mr John Owen, Newtown, of the Bishop of St. Asaph, and the Rev J. Williams, late rector of Newtown, etc., etc. Further on, on the same side, was YE WHITE ROSE, presided over by Mistresse Edward Powell, whose auistants were Mistresses Adderley, James, Trevor, E. Blythe, E. Owen, Clara Jones, and Owen. It was laden with a number of beautiful Japanese trays, handsome tables, silver afternoon tea services, dinner and tea services in china, bamboo ornaments, all kinds of needlework, fancy baskets, silk cushions, etc. On the opposite side of the hall were three stalls of like dimensions, but differing in the goods they displayed. TE REDDX ROSE, which was wholly devoted to fancy work of every conceivable description very tastefully arranged, was presided over by Mistresse Welsh and Mistresse W. Walton, assisted by Mistresses Bryan, Gaurd, Graham, Narea, White, Gibbings, and Walton. YE GOLDEN FLEECE, which came next. and bore the date A.D. 1627, had a collection of photo frames, fancy mirrors, mats and cushions in silk, and bric-a-brac of various kinds. This was unier the charge cf Mistresse Talbot and Mistressp. Fishbourne, who were assisted by Mis- tresses Talbot, Jones, and Ricardo. TK SHAMROCK, A.D. 1624, was the Parish Sall. and was furnished with an abundant stock of linen and fancy elothing, together with a variety of articles of general interest. Mistresse Fishbourne superintended the business here, her assistants being Mistresses Ashworth, Dolby, B. Jones, Macrone, A. Powell, Percival, Barrington, Downing, Jones. Milner, B. Rowlands, Talbot, Barratt, Griffiths, Macrone, Palmer, Swain, Turner and Williams. Immediately in front of the old Market Hall was YE POSIE, at which Miss Ida Gibson, with the assistance of alle ye young folke," dispensed posies for sweet ladies and brave gentlemen." In addition to what we have mentioned above there were fish ponds, lucky bags, a weighing machine, skirt dancing, and many other entertainments, which were organised by the Misses Walton, Master Harry Pryce-Jones, Master Arthur and Sydney Powell, and other of tke juveniles. The fair was announced to be opened by the Dowasrer-Maehioness of Londonderry at 2.30 of ye clock," but owing to the train being late she did not arrive until some time afterwards. When her lady- ship entered the room, accompanied by her son. Lord Henry Vane Tempest and Sir Pryce and Lady Pryce- Jones, the party were very cordially received, and the band played "God save the Queen." Amongst those present at the opening proceedings, in addition to the stall holders, were the Dowager Marchioness of Londonderry, Lady Sudeley and the Hon. Miss Hanbury-Tracy, Sir Pryce and Lady Pryce-Jones, Mrs R. E. Jones, Cefn Bryntalch, Mr and Mrs Lewis-Andrew, Glanhafreti, Mr and Mr Hounarneld, Glyncogan, Mrs and Miss Nares, Mr Edward Powell, Captain and Mrs Pryce-Jones, Mr W. E. Pryce-Jones, Mr A. W. Pryce-Jones, Mr Fred Lloyd, Dr. Purchas, Mr Norman, Mr Albert Lock, Mr E. B. Proctor, Key. E. A. Fishbourne, Rev. F. M. Hamilton, R-v. J. Dixon, AberhatVsp, Rev. awl Mrs Pughe-MOVE an, Dolfor, Rev. J, Fisher, Rev. J Roberts, Fr<-<n, Rev. R. Evan Jones, Rev. J. Willi■:&■»>• ^late of Newtown), Mr J. T. Wiliiatr.s. Mr Scntt Owfn, Mrs Chadwick, the Misses Jones (the H n), Miss LanLywrwrthy. the Aliases Savace, Miss Lane, Waishpcol, ;\1 r" inforl-v E. Park, l\: r Bariington, Miss Turner, Mr and Mrs James, iiir and Mrs E. Owen, Mr J. Owen, Mrs Lanjb^rt. Mrs Lloyd H^ighos, ^rs W lliams, Stalloe, Mrs Bebb, Miss Woosnam, etc etg. Tor, PR.çE..Tors1 in f'T1t toe r-oeeo • iKor nil rgiv-e t; ?-•'> ~<;h:on<v-s'. .1:4\" rJ wsa always *.v\;>u van vi-:te x "'r„'t oi ?>I.T native c VN y It v.-aS vv/'hlntr 'i* i*r to bo e^gpged in t.be promo"ion of a,;i ..goi works, both by her pre*o»ce ai.-d i.or p.tron- j age. In h?r presence it would not be pleasing or I proper tt, enumerate all she had dore and was doing, and it w is moieover unnecessary, inasmuch as those who read their papers were already aw:,re of them (hear, hear). It was not the first occasion on which he had been associated with her in charitable and public woiks, such as they had come there to in- aug-uvate. When be saw the unfavourable state of the titmosphFr, and the heavy clouds and down- pourinas of the morning, he was almost afraid they were not going to have Quefii 's weather, but he was glad it had turned out *o fine, because on all previous occasions the movements inaugurated by her ladyship had been most successful, The latest of these was at Barmouth, where the results achieved far exceeded the anticipations of the Rector of that parish (ap- plause). As to the results of the present movement he did not care to prophecy propheoying, as they knew, was a dangerous practice, and he would rather prophecy at the eud of the week that they had achieved not only all they wanted, but a trine in excess to he handed over for the National School Funi of the future. He was not disposed to take up their time any further, at the fair lalies by whom he was surroutiJed were waiting to receive the gold and the silver-the coppers they would put aside until the following day 1, iau L-h ter) -which they had brought to invi st. But be thought it necessary to lay juat a brief statement before them as to the object of the fair. It was no news to the good people of Newtown that there was a debt upon the Newtown National Schoels. Those who had incurred the liabilities were not ashamed of the debt. Of course it was always better that they should pay as going on, but there were very few things done in this old troublesome world of ours without -mail beginnings. The money they were asked to subscribe that day had been spent in a noble work, it was a legitimate debt they were desirous of extinguishing, and full value bad betn received for the money which had been laid out (annlause). In round figures the debt amounted to £ 726, and he believed every penny of that money would be raised before the close of the three days' proceedings. He would say nothing more ercept state that the articles they saw around them had not been marked at fancy prices instead of marking shilling articles at 5a they would find in many instances articles worth 5 marked at the smaller amount (laughter). He had now the honour of calling upon the Marchioness of Londonderry to pronounce the bazaar open, and of expressing the hope that those who had ccme to the bazaar would open their purse strings and buy freely. He had also to request the Rev J. Williams to propose a vote of thanks to her ladyship and the Rev E. A. Fishbourne to second it (applause). The DOWAGER-MARCHIONESS OF LONDONDERRY who was received with applause, said •.—sir rryce Pryce-Jones, ladies and gentlemen, I thank you sincerely for the kind welcome you have given mp to-day, but I feel that your thanks are quite out of proportion to my merits on the contrary my thanks are due to you all for giving me this opportunity of assisting, however humbly, in this good work (applause). Newtown has an especial interest for me, as I can remember through the dim and very distant past the kindness shewn to my dear parents here (applause), and also the happy days of childhood spent at Dolforgan. In fact I even recollect accom- panying my dear sister when she laid the foundation stone of the schools here many years ago. Therefore I thankyou very warmly for giving me the opportunity of being present to. day, and of wishing every success to this undertaking. However, I am not here to speak of myself, but to wish the bazaar all possible success, and the sooner we turn to business the better, for I see several gentlemen whose hands are moving most restlessly and aimlessly in their pockets, and the sooner they withdraw the contents of those pockets and deposit them with the fair stall holders, the better will it be for the bazaar (laughter and applause). Will you now allow me to pronounce the bazaar open, and to wish it every possible Buccess (applause). The Rev. J. WILLIAMS, in proposing a vote of thanks to her Ladyship, said the scene that day must remind her, and also Lady Sudeley, of what took place 18 years ago. They were very much indebtod to both of them, and would never forget their kindness. Lady Londonderry came there then to help them to alter the church—a very good work- and now she had come to help them to clear off the debt on the National Schoois. He was himself very much obliged to her, because with Sir Pryce-Jones and Mr Sturkey he was responsible for the amount, and, therefore, her kindness came home to him in a special manner. If he might be allowed to say so, he was atraid their good friend Sir Pryce-Jones had made a slight mistake with regard to the amount. Instead of being .£726, the debt amounted to .£842, and he hoped that would be an additional incentive to the ladiea and gentlemen the movements of whose hands her ladyship had humorously referred to, to do something in 'a practical way to extinguish the debt (applause). The Rev. E. A. FISHBOURNE having seconded the motion, it wis carried amid applause, and the company at once went to business, the band playing, upon the conclusion of the addresses, "God bless the Prince of Wales." In the -evening the Misses Walton, Dolforgan, gave some admirable exhibitions of Skirte Dancing," a modern accomplishment which was beautifully per- formed. In addition to the dancing, musical selec- tions were given by several ladies and gentleman, and ample provion was made to enaole all visitors to pass their time most pleasantly. The stalls, which looked exceedingly pretty in the daytime increased in charm under the influence of the gas lights and the Chinese lanterns, which added many fairy like aspects to the scene, and developed features of beauty not other. wise noticeable. The fair, which was continued throughout the week, was liberally patronised, and the hall each evening presented a brilliant scene. Although the actual sum realized has not yet been declared, it is expected that the bulk of the debt has been extinguished. The result must be especially gratifying to Lady Pryce-Jones, who, acting as both secretary and treasurer, has spared herself no pains or expense to ensure success, and also to the many assistants who supported her in the good work.
WELSH INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION.
WELSH INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION. LLANIDLOES SCHOOL DISTRICT. GENEROSITY OF AN ENGLISH LANDOWNER. Charles John Morris, Esquire, of Dol-llye Hall, and of Woodeaton Manor, Stafford, and Oxon, Salop, who is the largest landowner in the district of Llan- idloes, has relieved the local education committee from much anxiety by most generously offering to them a very convenient site for their school buildings with a recreation ground. We would respectfully invite the Welsh landowners to follow Mr Morris's liberality.
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FORTHCOMING LOCAL FLOWER SHOWS. During the week upon which we have entered three important shows will be held. On Thuraday, the annual show in connection with the Llanidloes Floral, Horticultural, and Cottager's Improvement Society takes place. The attractions, thanks to the labours of an excellent committee of management, are fully up to the average, and inelude sheep dog trials, horse and dog shows, football tournament, and the usual excellent display of flowera, plants, etc. The Newtown Brass and Reed Band will play-selections during the day. Cheap fares will as usual be offered by the Cambrian Railways Company. On Friday, the fifth annual horse, cattle, sheep, dog, poultry, and horticultural show, together with horse-leaping and sheep shearing competitions takes place on the Plas Machynlleth Grounds. A visit to this show is always a pleasant out, the surrounding scenery being delightful, and the competitions thoroughly worth seeing. On Saturday, what is entitled a "Summer Festival" will be held at Kerry. The attractions include trotting matches, flower show, farm and dairy pro- duce, bees, honey etc. No doubt a large number will take advantage of the holiday to visit this always pretty centre.
« BIRTHS AND DEATHS IN MONTGOMERY —The quarterly returns shew that the state of mortality in Montgomeryshire has been good, the deaths being 328, or a little less than the average. Good reports are made as to the cautes of death, the fatal reanlts being singularly few in number. In Machynlleth, Newtown, Forden, aud Llanfyllin the deaths were below the averasre. -a, Sa gS S •= ~33 s Registration e *3^ Jj "1 31 districts or Union3 .o C «J3 in Salop and -g g £ -g fc "S Montgomery- "5 2 K g w s a .2 shire. §■ c J5" 5 "§ ■ £ "= S"2 2 S pa ?, aoi A", MONTGOMERYSHIRE. Mnoliynlleth 10818 55 59 — Newtowii 21722 143 111. 3 Forden 16313 102 78 3 Llvinfyllin 18-136 128 so- 1 Note.—The districts are collections of contiguous I parishes, or places oombmed for the purpose of regis- tration. They are nearly always identical with the Poor Law Unions of tha Mine names.
T^WTOvTN. ].»-:ASR: AND LVI:"I: BA"H.— HO «'GAL-H reoit-ui ot' the S-J;I:-OH S given at the Ore;-co;i' cn Kn-lay eVtiii-.ius -Mr II. C. Taylor couductinc. Tbo following wa^ the programme :—March, To the Kn-lay eVtiii-.ius -Mr II. C. Taylor couductinc. The following wa1 the programme :Ilarch, To the FiOiic" election, II Guirmento valse Somer ilegeu overture, Symphouia." VVESLEYAN CHAPEL.—On Sunday the special, preacher at this chapel was the ReV David Young, of Sheffield, who delivered excellent sermonB morning and evening. There were large congregations, and the special music rendered by the choir included a quartette sung by Miss Turner, Miss Oliver, and Messrs Oliver and Cecil Taylor. RHYDFEIIIN BAPTIST CHAPEL.—The re-opening services of this interesting old edifice, which has recently undergone considerable alterations and repairs, are fixed for Friday next, the special preachers for morning and evening being I Rev. C. Griffiths, of Bristol, and the Rev. T. E. Wiliiams, of Aberystwyth. The afternoon will be occupied with a tea meeting. NEWTOWN AND DISTRICT HOMING SOCIETY.— On Friday, August 5th, in connection with this flourishing society, a young birds' fly took place, the distance being from Nantwich (Cheshire) back to Newtown. Great interest was taken in the event by a large number of townspeople. The result was that Messrs Jones and Scott were winners of the Erst and second prizes with two ex- cellent birds, while one belonging to Mr W. Murray c-ime in a good third. NKWJO.VN WESLEYAN CIRCUIT.—The Rev John Harris will preach his farewell sermon at tho Wes- leyan Cha.,elllext Sunday evening (D.V.) prior TO his removal to his new sphere of labour as superin- tendent of the Chipping Norton circuit, Oxford. No doubt mar.y of the friends will be glad to avail them- selves of this the last opportunity of hearing him preach as their pastor. The Rev Frederick Hunter will succeed Rev John Harris as superintendent from Binpley circuit, Yorkshire, and will occupy the Newtown pulpit the first Sunday in September.
WELSHPOOL. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY.—At the Borough Petty Sessions on Tuesday, before D. P. Owen and W. Rogers, Esqrs., George Learett, Raven-streec, and Charles Oliver, Brook-street, charged by P.S. Humphreys with being drunk and disorderly, were fined-Learett 8a, and Oliver 10s, including costs. ALLEGED INDECENT ASSAULT AT LLANSANT- FFF.AID.-At the County Police Court on Mjnday, before Capt. Mytton, Wm. Jones, 18, labourer, of Fridd, Llansantffraid, was brought up in custody of P.C. Brumwell, charged with committing an indecent assault upon Louisa Ann Lewis, aged 10, daughter of Evan Lewis, of Glanverniew Cottage, Llanrai tffraid, on August 8th.—It appears that on the day in question the little girl was left in charge of the house, and the accused, who wa somewhat under the influence of drink, called at the house, and, it is alleged, committed the assault.—Information was given to the police, a wariant issued, and the accused apprehended by P.C. Brumwell—After hearing the evideoce, the accused was committed to take biatrial at the Quarter Sessions. ANNIVERSARY SERVICE.—On Sunday last, at the Presbyterian Chapel, the Sunday school anniversary took place, when sermons were preached by the Pastor both morning and evening. At the afternoun ervice recitations were given by Miss Myfanwy Reese and Master Bob Davies, and hymns sung by Mrs Simpson, Miss Webb, Master W. James and Mr D. Jones. Certificates for examination belonging to the Presbytery were handed to sixteen children, Miss Beatrice Owen receiving a prize, the following gain- ing cards of merit:—Winnie Owen. Annie V. S Davies, Alice Baines, Ada JIi., Gertie Baines, Jennie Preece, Mary Jane Owen, Bob Davies, Harry Pierce, Arthur Jones, H. Baines, Grotius James, Rd. Hughes, Willie Langdon, and Lawrence Jones. Mi-s Antonia James, with her usual ability, presided at the harmonium, assisted by Muster Grotius James on the violin. Collections were made at each tervice in aid of the Sunday School Funds. MARRIAGE OF THE REV. J. C. COLWELL.—On Tuesday, 16th inst., a marriage was solemnized at the Wesleyan Chapel between the Rev J. Cullis Colwell, junior Wesleyan minister, and Miss Minnie Bell, youngest daughter or the Rev. John Bell, of Oswestry, formerly superintendent of the Welshpool circait. The bridegroom arrived in chapel shortly before one o'clock with his groomsmen, Rev. J. W. Colwell. Mr Herbert Bell, and Mr William A. Bell. The bride arrived shortly afterwards. The officiating minister was the Rev J. father of the bride. The bride wore a dress of white cashmere and tulle veil, with wreath of orange blossoms, and Qarried a lovely bouquet. The bridesmaids. Miss Bejii, liaise Julia Bell, and Misa Colwell, were dressed in salmoD. coloured costumes, with hats to match. The service was choral, under the conductorship of Mr Tom Davies. Miss Antonia James, who presided at the organ, played the Wedding M*rch as the party left the chapel. A pleasing incident was that of the bridegroom's youngest sister, Miss Flossie Colwell, who oarned a basket of beautiful flowers and scattered them along the aisle to the carriage. A larga number were present witnessing the ceremony. A reception was afterwards held at Cleveland House. Mr and Mrs Colwell left by the 1-3 p.m. train for the Lake District, and, after the honeymoon, he will reside at Tutbury, belonging to the Uttoxeter circuit. The presents, which were numerous and costly, in- cluded two handsome gifts from the boarders and day pupils of the Cleveland House School. It may be added that on Mr Colwell's departure he will be much missed, as he is extremely popular, not only in the circuit, but amongst the Nonconformists of the town, amongst whom, by his enthusiastic and energetic abilities, has won for himself a name which will remain. Besides being a strong advocate of temper- ance, he was also the president of the firit United Mutual Improvement Society of the town. Mr and Mrs Colwell have the good wishes of their friends and acquaintances that in their new sphere of labour and new home they may work with that assiduous care in which so far they have been successful.
LLANIDLOES. ANNUAL TRIP.—The annual excursion of the Llanidloes Parish Church Choir this year took place on Thursday last, when the members and a number of friends went to the flower show held at Shrews- bury. The day was pleasant, and they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. RENT DINNER.—The half-yearly rent audit of the Green estate was held at the Royal Oak Inn, Llanid- loes, on Wednesday, when the rents were received by Mr Richard Mills the highly respected agent to the estate. Afterwards the tenantry sat down to an excellent dinner which had been provided by Mrs Hamer, the landlady, and after drinking the usual toasts, the company dispersed. DEATH OF ALDERMAN JOHN JAMES, ABERYST- WITH.—Alderman John James, of Aberystwith, was on a visit to a neighbour about nine o'clock on Monday night, when he suddenly fell, and expired. Death is supposed to have resulted from syncope. Mr James was a native of Aberystwith, and after a successful career in London as a grocer, came to Aberystwyth about 20 years ago. Since then he has occupied a seat in the Council, of which body he was an alderman. He had also been mayor of the town. He was one of the representatives of Aberystwith on the County Council, and the first Liberal chairman of the Cardiganshire Joint Police Committee. He was actively engaged in various businesses and his death caused quite a feeling of consternation on Monday night. The deceased, who was formarly proprietor of the Trewythen Hotel, Llanidloes, was in his 59th year. TEA PARTY.—On Thursday last tea was given to the children attending the Welsh Calvinistic Metho. dist Sunday School by a few of the most ardent friends of the school, and the fact that it was given privately, without any officialism, made it the more pleasant. The tea was provided in the spaoious building at Penrhiew Farm through the kindness of Mr Edward Hamer, of the Royal Plynlimon House. The tables were eight in number, and were presided over by the following ladies: Mrs N. C. Jones, Dolhafren, Mrs Richard Bunford. Mrs Elias Dakin, Mrs John Meredith, Mrs John Mills, Miss Maggie Owen, Miss Emily Davies, Miss Sarah A. Meredith, and Miss Annie Jervis, assisted by Miss Jones, Bank, Miss M. M. George, Miss Margaret Jane Owen, Miss Annie Ingram, Miss Hannah Elizabeth Ingram, Miss Winifred A. Brown, Miss Hannah Jervis, Miss Mary Evans, and Mjss Sarah Jones The cutting was efficiently attended to by Mrs A. Brown, Higngate, and Mrs Jerman, Cwmere. Between 200 and 300 sat down, and after all had partaken of the good things provided for them, they adjourned to the adjoining field, where the usual games were played for some hours, and as the shades of evening began to fall the party wended their way homewards, after having en- joyed a most pleasant evening. Much credit is due to those gentlemen and ladies who so very kindly arranged the treat for the children. Their generosity was highly appreciated by all.
CARNO. MEDICAL SUCCESS.—At the recent Intermediate Examination in medicine held by [he University of London, we are glad to find amongst the successful candidates the name of Mr Joseph Ashton, son of Mr John Ashton, Carno. He was tmccessfnl in all the subjects of examination, viz.—Anatomy, Physiology and Histology, Materia Medica, Pinvrmaceutical Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry. He is now qualified to go in for the final examination for the degree of M.B., (London). Last January he success- fully passed the Primary examination of the Conjoint Board of the Royal College of Phvsioiaos and Surgeon* fitr the diploma of M.R.C.S., L.E.C.P.
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7rAiH>r^: :h '• —Oi nic-r.ic was h. Id in o;. Dir.iio, by ,r::li i pevmis-Sitm of Mr Tloti'hki.xs, by th-; membfrs of the churcn choir and tho'r tru'ndo. Tiio company, which numbered nearly 70, arrived shortly after two o'clock. The sterner iex w."re then toid off to gather wood for thi making of fire, while the ladies were employed in preparing the eatables. About four o'clock a merry party sat down to the good things provided. After tea an excellent band under the management of Mr E. Morris, played for dancing. During the interval songs were indulged in. and I other games. About eight o'clock all were delighted i I at the lovely sunset, the trees being all tinted with gold, out-rivalling the hues of Autumn. About 8-30 the company dispersed after giving three cheers for Mr C. Butler for the energy he had displayed in arranging me pic-nic.
CEFNYCOED, LLANDYSSIL. SCHOOL TREAT.—The teachers and scholars, and a large number of friends of Bethesda C. M. Sunday School, had their annual treat on Wednesday, the 10th inst. Tea was served in the spacious sheds at Gwernybuarth the operation continued from 3-30 up to 7 o'clock, and ample justice was done to the good things provided. Afterwards an adjournment was made to a field, where the re-t of the evening was spent in various sports and competitive games. The weather, of which we so often camplnin, was perfect, and all enjoved themselves thoroughly. Great praise is due to the ladies, who so cheerfully devoted themselves to ministering to the needs of the large company, and to the indefatigable super- inteudant, Mr JonE-s, of White Hall, and also to the kind family at Gwernybrurth, who placed their premises at the disposal of the school. Before dispersing cheers were given for Mr and Mrs Hamer.
MONTGOMERY. FIRic.-On Saturday evening, a st :ck of clover in a field near Hendomen lane belonging to Mr Vaughan, of the Siglen, was discovered to be on fire. An alarm was immediately raised, but owing to tbe thinly populated neighbourhood, aDd the scant assistance which could thus be rendered, a considera- ble portion of the stack was demolished ere the flames could be controlled. The cause of the fire is, we believe, unknown. FLOWER SERVICE.—On Sunday afternoon, a special service was held in the Parish Church, which was largely attended. Flowers were brought by the children of the parish and deposited at the altar, where they were received by i he Rector, the Rev. F. W. Parker. An appropiate sermon was preached by the Rev. J. Parry Morgan, rector of Llandyssil. The destinations of the flowers, each bunch of which was adorned with a text chosen by the donor, are the Children's Hospitals at Myrtle street, Liverpool, and Great Ormonde street, London.
FORDEN. TREAT TO THE WOAKHOUSE CHILDREN.—On Wednesday afternoon, through the kindness of Mrs. Mostyn-Pryce, the children from the union were entertained at Gunley. Upon their arrival in a con. veyance lent by Mr Francis, The Gaer, they were received by Mrs, the Miases, and Master Mostyn- Pryce and guests, who at once arranged for the amusement of the children. After Mrs Mostyn-Prycc had given each a nice ball, sack, three-legged, and other races occupied the time until tea, which was served on the east lawn, the Misses and Master Mostyn-Pryce finding great delight in attending to the wants of each little guest. Tea having been despatched, swinging and a walk through the grounds and gardens was greatly enjoyed, the pleasure being unbounded when everyone was presented with a bunch of flowers, a penny, and a bun to take home. The children having sung both Welsh and English National Anthems together with" Home, sweet Home," the seamstress and school-mistress thanked Mrs. Mostyn-Pryce for her great kindness and amid cheers for the Gunley family, the little band returned to the place they call home," there to talk of the days' pleasure and wonder, and hope that Mrs. Mostyn-Pryce will live for a long time and remember them again, as she always has done both in the summer and with her annual Christmas Tree, when both young and old partake of its richly laden boughs.
RHAYADER. OBITUARY.—We have to announce the death of Miss Elizabeth Jones, ef North-street, Rhayader (daughter of the late John Jones), who died on Thurs- day evening in last week after a protracted illness. Miss Jones was highly respected among a large circle of friends and acquaintances, and her lops will be especially deplored by the Wesleyan Methodists of this town. The deceased was a prominent Wesleyan, and for many years occupied the position of leader of the junior class. The funeral took place on Monday at the Wesleyan Chapel. COUNTY COURT, Tuesday. Before his Honour Judge Beresford.—There were ten ordinary and four judgment summonses for hearing.—Albert Charles Blake, of Llandrindod, sued J. Smith, Llandrindod, to recover .£12. half-year's rent of house in Station- road, Llandrindod. Mr R. Morgan appeared for plaintiff, and Mr H. V. Vaughan for defendant. Plaintiff said that defendant agreed to become tenant of a house then in course of erection, no arrangement being made as to rent. Several additions and altera- tions were made to the house at the request of defen- dant. When the house was completed plaintiff said he should require a rental of £ 24 per annum, and this the defendant refused to give. Defendant stated that he asked for first refusal of the house, at the same time remarking that he was not prepared to give more^ than £ 18 or £ 20 rent. Plaintiff said We shan't quarrel about the rent." No arrangement was made as to rent, and when plaintiff insisted upon a rent of .£24, defendant refused to take the house.- The Jury returned a verdict for defendant with casts.
LLANDRINDOD WELLS. CONCERT.—On Wednesday evening a well-attended concert was held in the Methodist Chapel, under the presidency of Mr E. Davies, Port Talbot. An excel- lent programme was performed by the following:— Mrs Simon, Miss May Johns, Miss David, Miss Amelia Thomas, Mr Charles, Mr Morris Jones, and Mr Joseph Ellis, assisted by Mr W. Thomas's Juvenile Glee Party. The proceeds were for the chapel funds. ENTERTAINMENT.—An entertainment, in aid of the Cottage Hospital was given at the Rock House Hotel on Friday evening. Mr Thomas's Juvenile Choir took a prominent part in the programme, being assisted by the following ladies and gentle- men :-Miage David, Miss A. Thomas, Mr Dan Price, Mr Morgan, and Master E. H. Evans. A collection was taken, and a substantial sum was realised for the Hospital. LOCAL BOARD, Friday.-Present :-Dr W. Bowen- Davies (chairman), Messrs J. Hurat, T. Edwards, H. Pritchard, and W. Gittoes, with the Clerk (Mr D. C. Davies). The special committee appointed to inspect and report upon suitable sites available for a ceme- tery submitted a report, but, aa it was incomplete, the matter was again deferred to obtain a fuller report. It appeared that few, if any, of the land- owners within the district would sell land unless under compulsory powers, and it was decided to authorise the committee to negotiate with owners in the adjoining parish of Llandrindod.—The Lighting Committee was requested to meet at an early date to fix upon the exact sites for the new public lamps. The Inspector of Nuisances reported upon various nuisances, and the offenders were ordered to be cautioned.—In the Surveyor's report it was stated that he had called the attention of Mr. E. Burton, of Leamington House, and Mr A. C. Blake, Waterloo. road, to the necessity of their submitting plans and specifications of their new buildings to the Board for approval.-The Surveyor also reported that Mr Evan Hamer, Middleton Arms, had opened a drain in front of his house, aud left it in a very unsatisfactory manner. The Board directed the Surveyor to see that Mr Burton's workshop was properly ventilated, and the Clerk was instructed to write to Mr Hamer respecting the drain complained of.—On the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Mr Gittoes, the Clerk was directed to request the Post Offioe authorities to have the official designation of the Post Office altered to Llandrindod Wells instead of Llandrindod." —The Chairman reported that he had an interview with the district manager of the railway regarding the complaint about the management of the refresh- ment. rooms, and the Clerk read a letter from Mr H. Vaughan-Vaughan, solicitor, Builth, on the same subject.—Amongst the correspondence read was a letter from the County Surveyor asking for particu. lars to be fnrnished him as to the expenditure upon the scheduled roads in the district. The Clerk read the cost of material and labour on the scheduled roads for the past year, which had been X 16 9t1 6d. +
The Revs. J. Pryce Davies M.A., (Chester) Griffith Ellis, M.A. (Bootle), Lewis Ellis (Rhyl), and T. J. Wheldon, B.A., Bangor, will represent the Calvin. istic Methodists at the Pan-Presbyterian Council to be hold next mouth at Toronto. SHKEWSBURY CORN MARKET, SATURDAY.— Farmers are everywhere bu-y in the fields, and a large breadth of Spring corn has been cut, but wheat is s: ill behind, and will require a fortnight's sunshine before it is ready for the sickle. Barley cut up a heavy crop, but zs a-)d peas will be under an average. During the past week the ceneral corn trade has been extremely drill', and sAters of wheat have had to .face lieavy losses. Flour has been inactive, and the demand for offals has been restric- ted. Our market here to-day was v, ry thinly attended. Wheat mU8 be quoted fully 21 per bushel lower.-QuotMionil.-White wheat 48. 8d. to 48, lOct. per 75lbs red wluat 4s. 5d. to 4s. 7d. per 75 lbs barley 3s. 9d. to 4s. 3d. per 701bs old oats 16a. Od, to 19s, Od. per 2251bs; pease 15a. Od. to 16a. Od. per 2251ba; beans 16s. Od. to 17s. Od. per 2401bs.- W^ L. Browne and Co's Circular,
:■"tgozltjts"YE •- CL 'c, 7. On Fr:uay last the annual cla^p-firing1 art! prize shooting of the Berricw (Captain Robinson's) squad- ron of the M.Y.C. took place at the Penarth Range, Newtown. Some excellent shootinsr was witnessed, Trooper Griffiths (Llandyssil) ultimately proving himself to be the best marksman. After shooting, tbe men, who presented a very smart and eoldierly appearance, were marched to the New Inn, Newtown, where an excellent dinner awaited them, and sup- plipd in Mr and Mrs Stokes' well-known style. Capt. Robinson presided, and was sUDported by Capt. E. Pryce-Jones, Sergt.-Major Kirby, Sergt.-Major Brown, etc. Songs were given, and a very convivial evening was spent. Captain E. Pryce-Jones's troop went through the annual class-firing, and competed for the troop shooting challenge cup and money prizes, on Satur- day last at the Ponarth range, near Newtown. Some very good scores were made during the day, con- sidering the brilliant sunshine, which made it very ? difficult to get correct sighting. There were about 36 competitors, and great interest was evinced in the shooting, as Sergt. W. C. H. Jones bad won the cap twice previously, and had only to win it once more to secure it as his own property, which he did in good style. The following were chief scorers:— Points. 1st prize (silver cup) Sergt. W. C. H. Jones 76 2nd (.£1) Trooper A. W. Barratt 75 3rd" (10s.) 11 J. Lewis 73 4th,. 11 J.Pritchard. 69 5th.. „ WT. Pryce 68 6th.. C. 63 After the shooting the men were marched back, preceded by the Newtown Band, and were entertained to dinner at the Buck Inn, presided! over by Captian E. Pryce-Jones, who was supported by Sir Lennox Napier, Mr Norman, and the N.C. officers of the troop.
CRICKET. NEWTOWN V. GUILSFIELD. The above teams met on Saturday for the return match on he Newtown Ground. Newtown batted first, and put on the century before the fall of the last wickets. Mallinson, Taylor, and Breese were the only double figures. The visitors then went in, and looked like winning, having 56 to their credit for the loss of only three wickets. Robinson played a very useful innings, scoring 38, when he was caught and bowled by Tom Jones. Not until58 went up was any change made. O. Taylor was then put on in place of P. W. Jones; this had the desired effect, the last seven wickets only making 18 runs. Taylor 3 for 7, Tom Jones 3 for 27, P. W. Jones 1 for 29, Walford 1 for 2. This put Newtown with fourteen wins to their credit against three losses. Next week they visit Aberystwyth. The following were the scores:— NEWTOWN. W F Riohardslbw., b Makepeace 0 H Mallinson b Makepeace 10 O D S Taylor c and b Thomas 22 H E Breese o Owen, b Thomas 26 CCJoneebThomas 9 W Walford c Auetin, b Makepeace 8 A Toby b Makepeace. 2 P W Jones b do 4 Tom Jones o Owen, b Thomas 1 J E Williams not out 2 E B Rooae b Makepeace 0 Extras. 16 100 GUILSFIELD. A Robinson e and b T Jones 38 H Mytton b T Jones 3 C M Thomas b P W Jones 0 H D Barrett run out 11 Makepeace b T Jones 2 G Owen c P W Jones, b Taylor 4 G H Mytton run oat 0 E Herbert b Walford 3 R E Jones b Taylor 2 F Austin b Taylor 0 E Lloyd not out 2 Extras 9 74 WELSHPOOL V. OSWESTRY. Played at Powis Castle Park on Saturday last, and after an exciting finish, the visitors won by 7 runs. For the home team H. A. Harrison, Mont- gomery, played capital ei. Icket for 12,-four threes, while for Oswestry Captain Hamer aud H. W. Sabine were top scorers. OSWESTRY. R T Gough c Lewis, b Baines 0 F C Campbell b Baines 1 G Whitfield b Hart 2 R Hughes b Baines 1 Capt. Hamer c Baines b Hart 17 Rev R M Green c Baines b Hart 2 A G Price b Hart 2 F J Gough b Hart 1 H W Sabine (not out) 6 Serj. Wilson b Baines 2 H Vaughan b Hart 1 Extras 9 44 WELISHPOOXI. Baines b R T Gough 1 Pugh (run out) 5 J Yearsley b R T Gough 5 H A Harrison c F Gough b R Gough 12 Jones t F J Goughb RT Gough 0 A E Hillman b Sabine 5 H Lewis c F J Gough b R T Gough 2 J Hart c Whitfield b R T Gough 3 Williams b Sabine 0 H Dovaston (not out) 0 J E Jones b R T Gough 0 Extras 4 37 The home team were afterwards photographed by Mr J. H. Anderson. The was a large number of spectators present witnessing the match. MONTGOMERY F. R. W. WAREHOUSE. This match was played on the ground of the former on Saturday, when the visitors received the most severe beating which has for some years been administered to them on the Lymore Ground. The following were the scores R. W. WAREHOUSE. W Morgan b Williams. 0 F Marston b A Eaton 0 W R Wood b Eaton 2 A Edwards b Williams. 4 J L Williams b Eaton 12 E R Pugh b Eaton 0 E A Taylor run out 10 A W P Jones c Harris, b Eaton 0 F P Keay not out 3 A Tucker b Eaton 0 A Jones b Williams 1 Extras. 8 40 MONTGOMERY. A Eaton b Edwards 29 R E Harris b Williams 9 T S Davies at Taylor, b Pryce-Jones 19 C B Williams b Pryce-Jones 7 C S Pryce c Marston, b Pryce-Jones 0 C P Davies at Taylor, b do. 0 W Fitzhugh do. do. 19 P K E »ton b do. 8 J E Tomley b Edwards. 5 L Griffiths not out 1 J Tipping b Edwards 10 Extras 14 121 WELSHPOOL V. NEWTOWN. Played at Newtown on Saturday week, and re- sulted in a decisive win for the former:- WELSHPOOL. J Pugh, b Taylor 12 Baines, c Kelly b Taylor 20 T H Yearsley, b Taylor 7 H R G Harrison, b Wilson 33 F G Nicholls, run out 0 DR Jones, b T Jonf-s 1 A E Hillman, b Jones 0 R J Williams, b Richards. 4 R DovaFton, c Breeee b Wilson 3 D S Williams. not ont 5 H Smith, b Walford 2 Extras. 14 101 NEWTOWN. W F Richards, run out 11 H E Beese, b Baiues 5 A J R Wilson, b do 0 E H Keliv, b do 6 Tav or, c Dovaston b Yearsley 5 H Hibbott, b Baines 4 C C Jones, c Smith b Dovaston 5 T Jones, b Baines 0 W Walford, st Nicholls b Baines 8 W Jones, not out 0 H Lewis. b Baines 0 Extras 4 4&
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-t-" £1j B .l'.¿L; i., The weather has been very favourable rov harvest- ilJg, and the wheat crop, which aI, midsummer did i.,ot look like coming within 250,000 qr. of as eight- million total, is now expected to be 250,000 vtv, over the eight millions. There has therefore been a net improvement on the six weeks equal to half-a-nul!ioa qr. on the yield. When all is said, however, the Eng.. lish wheat crop of 1892 will not be an average, and even with continued fine weather the total out-turn will probably be a full half million qr. short of what it was last year. Barley lias come on remarkably wall of late, and will now be very nearly an average in bulk, while the quality will be better than usual. Oats have not made at all equal progress to that made by wheat and barley. Opinion continues to vary with respect to this crop, but the best judges put the promise at from 5 to 10 per cent. under the mean. Bearis for the second year in succession are » disappointing yield. About a third of the wheat in Sussex, East Essex, and the Isle of Thanet is in shock, but there are plenty of districts south of the Thames where no wheat has yet been cut, and ibe East Anglian farmer is as a rule only making a begin- ning from to-day (August 15). The fine weather and upright condition of the crops facilitate ft rapid harvesting. English wheat is in better- supply than usual for the fag-end of a cereal year. Lincoln and other markets come 6J lower on tb, week, and there is a very general disposition to clear old corn at 30s to 32s for red wheat, 504 to the qr, and 32s to 34s for white. The present average I,lgf 4801b is equivalent to 31s per 5041b. Sales thus far are estimated to have equalled 6 960,607qr against 7,595,722qr last year, and 7,958,319qr in the year before. The reserves of unsold English wheat we-. reckoned at980,000qr on August 6th; they may noW be put at 860,000qr. Foraign wheat has advanced 3d per qr for Indian sorts, the final crop report* showing that the yield was seriously deficient, A similar fractional advance is quoted on American wheat owing to a decline of over 3 per cent on the promise of the spring wheat crop. Russian wheat, on the other hand, is 6d lower on the week, while Californian, Chilian, Australian, and Argentine may be called unchanged, but with a tendency apainet the holder. Flour is the turn easier. At the Baltic there has been a fairly good demand for Californian wheat cargoes at 348 6d, or 3d declined on the week, and also for Walla Walla at 32a t5d per qr., at a Bimilar decline on that quality. Tbe sales of these two sorts of Pacific wheat have exceeded 50,000 qr., or twelve times the volume of London business in English wheat. Other cargo sales have included New Zealand wheat at 30». 6a., a decidedly low price. No. 1 Northern spring, three cargoes, at 31s. 3d. No. 2 at 28s. 3d.; fire 1.6 Plata at Sis. 3d. and six cargoes of No. 2 Caloutta at 31a. per qr. Maize cargo sales have been briak, and have included over 150,000 qr. of round corn for September and October shipment; sales of Argentine have also been liberal. Prices have been :-Golots, 23s. 3d best La Plata, 22s. 6d.; second, 22a. 3d. f third, 21s. 9d. per qr.; Danubian, 22s. 6d. per qr. ? Poti, 22s. 6d.; Samsoun, 22s. 3d.; Salonioa, 22s. 6d. per qr. American is held for 23s., which is above buyers' views. Other cargo pales have included Saida beans at 22s. 6d., Casablanca at 26s, 3d., Smyrna at 26s., Saffi at 26s. 6d., and Barbary si 27d. 3d. per qr. Twelve cargoes of Azoff barley have been sold for automn shipment at 17s. 3d. per qT. The new Egyptian cotton-seed crop is offered tor November shipment at J66 per ton.-Mark LOW- Express.
GARDEN AND INDUSTRIAL SHOW…
GARDEN AND INDUSTRIAL SHOW AT CORRIS. The above second annual show was held on gatior, day week on a field near the Railway Station. The exhibits numbered over 500. They consisted of good display of garden produce, dogs, poultry, butter } and in the industrial branch, carving in stone and wood, needlework, drawing, &c. The success of the show was augmented by the competitions in slate splitting, lamb shearing, and sheep dog trials. A practical demonstration in butter making was giyeø by Miss Phillips, of the Agricultural Department, University College of Wales, who went through the process of butter-making, explaining the rao4tM method and giving detailed instructions in regard to dairy management whieh were much appreciated by the audience. At six o'clock the prizes were dis- tributed by the Marchioness (D) of Londonderry, Her ladyship, accompanied by Lord Henry Vane Tempest, bad arrived on the ground an hour viously, and after inspecting tbe show appeared OH the platform, and was wen received. Mr Edward Williams, Frongoch, chairman of cc mmit-tee presided. The names of the successful winners wote announced by Mr Morris Thomas, C.C., and the awards were then presented by her ladyship. After the distribn» tion, Mr Edward Williams proposed a vote of thanks to the Marchioness of Londonderry for her attendance at the show, and spoke of the kindly iuterest and sympathy shown at all times by her ladyship to the inhabitants of Corris. The Rev R. J. Edwarde seconded the proposal, which was passed entbaoi- astically. Her ladyship replied in well-chostn words. She remarked on the usefulness of these shows in promoting thrift, and in cultivating BP rational and elevating taste in the study of nature and other pursuits. The present show was an ad- vance on the one held the previous year which she had the pleasure of attending, and no doubt as the inhabitants intended it to be a permanent institution* the future ones would excel the one held that day. Three hearty cheers were given to her ladyship for attending, and the proceedings terminated. The Corris Brass Band was in attendance during the d&Y, The committee, of which Mr Edward Williams is chairman, Mr Humphrey Davis, J.P,, treasurer, and Mr William Jones, secretary, are to be congratulated on the eucoess of the show, which will probably encourage them to make a more extended one neJv year. Among those who visited the show we noticed Mr and Mrs Phillips, Mr Wakefield GarthgwyniOB, Mr Edmund Gillart, Machynlleth, Mr David Gillart, Llandudno, Mr and Mrs Soley Newtown, Mr and Mrs Lindley, Manchester, Mr and Mrs Savage,Trefeglwlol, Miss Savage, Caersws, Miss Roberts, Cheater, Mr W. Roberts, Birkenhead, Mr and Mrs J. J. Machynlleth, Dr Matthews, Machynlleth, Rev J. J. Davies, Machynlleth, Mrs Edmunds, Machynlleth, Miss Rees, Australia, Dr Rees, Machynlleth, Mr W, O. Roberts, Towyn, Mr Meyrick Roberts, Bryn- eglwys, Mr Edward Davies, Aberangel, Mr Hugb' Evans, Brithdir, Mr G. Parsons, Machynlleth, Mf-T» Lloyd, Machynlleth, Mr and Mrs Humphrey Davit/- Abmorris, Mrs Edwards, Vicarage, Dr Jones, Brony-r- gruy, Mr and Mrs J. R. Dix, Mr Henry Owen, Mide Evans, Mrs Lewis, Mr ani Mrs Richard WilliaiMr Miss Bright, Miss Williams, &c.
The Rev. J. Pnleston Jones B.A., Welsh Calvitt' istic, a nephew of Sir Pohn Puleston, has been in vited by Canon Fremantle to preach next Sunday ill the crypt of Canterbury Cathedral. Mr Puleston' Jones, who is totally biind, is considered one of the rising preachers in Wales. THE WINTER Assizils.-Friday week's Gazett. gave notice that for the Winter Assizes the counties of Montgomery, Merioneth, Denbigh, and Flint will be united, and the Assizes will be held at Ruthin, and that Carnarvon and Anglesey will be united, ana the Assizes held at Carnarvon. THE SHROPSHIRE AND WEST MIDLAND AGIU:" CULTURAL SOCIETY.—A meeting of the Council wae held at Shrewsbury week on Saturday, Mr W. E. M. Hulton-Harrop in the chair. The Secretary, Mr A. Mansell, reported that there was a loss of £ 140 upon the three days' show at Welshpool, and it TOW decided to hold the show of next year on the last three days of June, at Knighton, Radnorshire. Several protests which Were entered at Welshpool were considered, but no decisions were arrived at, the business being adjourned to a special meeting of the Council. A Swiss VILLAGE BURNT DOWN. Followinr upon the avalanche disaster at St. Gervaise and the boiler explosion on Lake Geneva, the delightful Swise village of Grindelwald has now been almost com* pleteiy destroyed by fire. Grindelwald, as our readers are now aware, is the centre at which the Reunion Conferences, organised by Dr Lunn, editor of the Review oj the Churches, are being held. August is n.a exceedingly crowded month, and the hotela are full of English, German, and American visitors, tbertJ being at least 100 of Dr Lunn's party. The principair hotel is owned by the Brothers Boss, and consists of three large and handsome blocks-the Hotel Bar, the Hotel de Fours, and the dependence of the latter, the whole having about 350 bedrooms. At the Hotel de' l'Ours on Thursday afternoon afire broke out, and all the surrounding buildings being of wood and as dry as tinder, and a high wind prevailing, the fire soon caught the adjoining buildings, afterwards spreading to the railway station, the telegraph office, the English church, the Cafe Oberband. and about 60 shops and chalets. One telegram stated that 1500 tourists were left without accommodation and their effects destroyed. The visitors, including many ladies, gallantly joined in assisting to stop the fire and formed a chain, along which buckets of water were passed from the Lutschine to the scene of the fire, But the wind which prevailed neutralized their' efforts, and so fiercely did the fire burn and no numerous were be sparks that villages two and throor miles west of Grindelwald were endangered. Printed and Published by JOHN PHILLIPS (Froø Terrace, Llanllwchaiarn), and WILLIAM PUOK" PHILLIPS (19, Broad-street, Newtown) at St Msir's Printing Works, Old Chureh-strest NqWr- twa.