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ENLIGHTENING THE WELSHMEN.
ENLIGHTENING THE WELSHMEN. AFTER some delay "his constituents and: -friends 11 have presented to the MEMBER for the Montgomery boroughs three silver vases "m recognition of his services to the Unionist cause." The presentation was made at Welshpool on Thursday evening week, by the EARL OF POWIS, in the presence of a large and brilliant gathering. The MARQUIS OF LONDONDERRY attended to make a. speech, and a live Duke, a Lord or two, and three or four Members of Parliament, added -to the lustre of the occasion. In addition -the moat noble MARQUIS OF SALISBURY wrote a letter testifying to his sympathies with the object -of the meeting. The MEMBER for the boroughs, It may be freely granted, fully deserved this public recognition of his services to Toryism. But his success at the polls may certainly be described as a personal rather than a party victory; and in readiug the speeches delivered on Thursday evening, it seems evident that the speakers were fully cognisant of this fact. With the BOBOUGH MEMBER'S speech we shall now say but little. It affords ample opportunities for .criticism, which will be forthcoming when the 4jeea«ion presents itself. Denunciation of the -petition and its authors was to be expected, and was not wanting. The sketch of his political career was perhaps hardly palatable to the men who had fought the battle of Conservatism in .Montgomeryshire all their lives; and his re- funding the audience that the Boroughs EJECTED in 1877 the then LoRD CASTLE- KIAQH and subsequently elected him was probably an ebulition of self-glorification to be pardoned, when the excitement of the evening -was taken into consideration. Perhaps the HONOURABLE MEMBER will at the next Con- servative meeting supplement the interesting narrative of his political life by giving an account d the ten years previous to the date at which lw commenced it on Thursday. It will probably be quite as interesting and possibly more instructive. The chief speaker of the evening was the IfARQUIS OF LONDONDERRY. The oldest voters living in the boroughs will better recollect this gentleman as LORD CASTLEREAGH, for as such he solicited their suffrages on behalf of the Con- servative party in 1877. As Colonel HARRISON remarked, "to the loss of the boroughs," his LORDSHIP'S valuable services were then declined. Since that time much has happened. Instead of occupying a seat in the Commons, where all around is turmoil and confusion, the noble MARQUIS sits in the blissful tranquility of the Sovute of Lords, having taken his seat by virtue of being a born legislator. It cannot be doubted that it was with some amount of pride that LORD LONDONDERRY visited the county. Having re- weired new light he wished to improve the political understandings of benighted Welshmen. But for some reason or other his LORDSHIP was doll—insufferably dull. Scarcely a joke enlivened fcislong and weary oration; not a brilliant point Inspired the audience. But there is one never-fail- ing method adopted by Tory orators, when other modes of awakening applause have failed, and that is to follow an example unworthily set by LOUD RANDOLPH CHURCHILL—to abuse and mis- represent the greatest political leader of modem times. What the Tory party will be aVe to talk about when Mr. GLADSTONE does pass away, must be to them a matter of serious considera- tion, The only deduction sensible men can draw from such policy is tnat having no proginmme, and being destitute of arguments, they seek to elevate themselves in he affections of the people by the abuse of an honourable opponent. However duch some of our political friends may think Mr GLADSTONE'S policy is at fault (and there is no doubt that many persons honestly are of that opinion), he is a man of brilliant genius, an orator of the finest order; his statesman-like qualities towering majestically over any living man, that the whole nation should be proud of possessing him; most of all, those Jingoes who atedaily reiterating boastful words concerning the greatness and power of the British limpire. The Irish Question remains unsettled. Speaking generally, whether Home Rule is right or wrong, the spectacle of the veteran leader, of 83 years, frying to work out the solution of the problem .-ought to command the admiration, or, at least, the tcespect of every man who by birth is attached <to the nation. The two topics touched upon by the noble LORD ,were the Welsh Church and Ireland. If his ■LOBDSHIP'S arguments were weak, he is to be .complimented for his honesty and candidness. It ,would not be.,surprising to learn that he was more .so than can be pleasing to the BISHOP OF ST. ASAPH. This reverend prelate, at Welshpool, said the reason the Church party was opposing Dis- ,establishment and Disendowment was not that they feared for the Church; it was for the people! To tue what promises to become a historic phrase, ,-the proof of the pudding is in the eating of it," ADd Welshmen do not accept this disinterested at- 4&ade on.the part of the Church. We thank LORD IK>MDONDKBRY for completely dispelling this JDncory "fear for the people." He says if the Church is Disestablished, in all probability Dis- 4ndowaLent would follow, and consequently the Church would be ruined. Here is the key to the ggfcoation. Nonconformists feel that the position 4f the Church to-day is purely superficial, and is auty maintained because it leans on the State. At a. whole, the Church does not triumph by the imate icerits of its own faith, but by passing an Aefc of Disestablishment and Disendowment, a Idgber itoue and deeper spirituality would be -introduced. It is ridiculous to talk about the tteeewsity of the existence of the Church in order ,that Christianity may be recognised. it the Church were disestablished, leaving Dissenters ,Out of -the question, there would still remain good .And faithful churchmen and devoted clergymen,- mho would continue unabated their ministrations Although disclaiming that he spoke from a party joadve.. LORD LONDONDERRY'S candour was further displayed when he informed the meeting that it ..trU the duty of all lovers of the Church to rtsombine and devote themselves heart and soul to dbrip the Unionist party. Hitherto it has been iSie boast of the Church that it is not a party institution, and any insinuation in that direction lw been indi-nautly repelled as being false. These little vagaries and opposite statements can be emily remedied if the noble MARQUIS would eoafer with the Church Defence Association, or almost any clergyman, who would moreover Worm him that the correct way to refer to the Church in Wales is the Church of England in Wales, and not, as he stated, the Church of Wales. Space will not permit us to do more than men- lion the debut of the Conservative candidate for the county. It will not be necessary for Mr TRTFJKSK EENDEL to conduct another political aimpaign in the county. Mr ROBERT WYNN, if ftirfcSendfl allow him to speak, will make Mr ,L.' seat still more wcuce. A LAND COURT FOR WALES. THE sittings of the Welsh Land Commission continue to afford interesting reading matter to all persons connected with agriculture. There can be no question as to the usefulness of the ap_ pointment of a Commission, judging from the dis. closures of the varied wrongs suffered by tenants, and it must not be forgotten that the witnesses speak in the names of hundreds of their brethren, who are deterred coming forward to ventilate the;r grievances,and so prevents the Commissioners from obtaining a true knowledge of their difficulties. One remedy the tenants with practical unanimity seemed agreed upon-the establishment of a Land Court for Wales. With equal unanimity the landlords are of opinion that this innovation would inevitably estrange the peaceable relations between landlords and tenants. They argue that if a tenant requires a re-adjustment of his rent, he should go to the agent and state his case. Sup- posing the landlord granted the request, the ap- plicant could not fail but to feel he was under an obligation, and therefore in endless ways it would be extremely injudicious for him to adopt other views than those of his landlord. Practically, this means robbing a man of the dignity of his in- dependence of thought, and it is a system which has a pernicious infiuenee. Favour, or a 10 per cent. rebatement are not what farmers cry out for; all that they ask is to be justly and honestly dealt with. A Land Court is established for the purpose of met. ing out justice not merely to the tenant but also to the landlord, and the arbitrators are un- biassed and disinterested persons. If the land- owners have been guilty of all the beneficent acts of generosity which have been ascribed to them, and decidedly not guilty of any of the dishonest practices and mean tricks with which they are charged, it is but a natural enquiry to make as to how an estrangement can possibly take place. It landlords can prove that their dealings with their tenants have been just and are at present honour- able, an impartial ciitic would certainly imagine that the farmer would be made ashamed of him- self, while his noble and thoughtful landlord would be elevated to the position of a god. The real truth is that many landlords-with honour- able exceptions-fear that its establishment would decrease their rent roll, while it would place the tenant farmer on a more secure footing. The fact tnat landlords are opposed and tenants in favour of a Land Court should of itself be ample evidence to the Commissioners that the request of the far- mers does not come before its time. Besides, is it within the power of the human mind to imagine anything further apart or more wiiely estranged than these two bodies of men are to-day ? THE STAR" ON THE BOJr.OUGH PRESENTATION. LORD SALISBURY, in a letter to Sir PRYCE PRYCE-JONES which was read at the Welshpool piesentation, said that although the verdict and judgment in the O'BRIEN case were given on his side, 'his innocence cost him five thousand pounds.' We are heartily glad to hear it. LORD SALISBURY'S success in that case was the result of a series of the most questionable decisions given by judges during receat years. Five thousand pounds seems to be the standard price for indulg- ing in the unmanly method of political attack il- lustrated by thd O'BRIEN action. MR. FARQU- HARMON was condemned to pay it; the ex-Premier has had to pay it, in spite of what we must not call judicial whitewashing, and we trust that no man who aspires to great position, be he marquis or commoner, may be permitted to besmirch the character of an antagonist even if he be only an Irishman,' without being sharply reminded that public opinion sets a limit to-liceneet w4mtover may be done on the Bench." SCARCELY HUMAN." LORD PENRHYN owns forty thousand acres in Carnarvon, so that his own affairs have naturally come within the scope of the Welsh Land Com- mission inquiry. His income is for the most part not an agricultural one, as his great wealth comes from the Penrhyn slate quarries. He has, how- ever, hundreds of tenants who are taught to look up to their landlord as something scarcely human. It was LORD PENRHYN who advised the PRINCE OF WALES not to go the Bangor Eisteddfod in 1890, because at Wrexham, two years before, the Home Rulers had taken advantage of MR. GLAD- STONE'S presence to give him an address. Rumour says that LORS PENRHYN will think twice before advising the PRINCE OF WALES on such matters in future. IMPROVEMENT OF NEWTOWN. REGARDING the well-intentioned attempt of the Newtown Local Board to transform the banks of the Severn, at Short Bridge-street, from a dust heap into something approaching what it was originally intended for, the effort can be said to have met with the hearty approval of the whole tiwn. It is rather difficult to comprehend where the question of any infringement upon public rights comes in, for although there are posts placed into the ground, there is sufficient room to allow a horse and cart to pass through. If this is to be their permanent position, we fail to see how the slightest benefit can accrue. It is perfectly indifferent to the itinerant fraternity or anybody else whether they draw their portable houses through two abreast or in single file, so long as they can get on the green. At present the place is as accessible as of old, but if a locked gate were put up, the key to be obtained from the Surveyor, if legitimately required, the barrier would be an effectual preventative. Dr. PALMER, the medical officer, has reported the spot as being a nuisance injurious to health, and the Board would be perfectly justified in taking such pre- cautions as would prevent the green being fur- ther fouled. Now that Clifton Square is becoming an ornament rather than a disfigurement to the entrance of the town, the Board should certainly take steps to efface from observation the filthy scene which now welcomes visitors immediately upon entering the town. I
A WELSH ALMANAC.-Many of oar Welsh readers will be glad to hear of a good Welsh almanac. We understand that a copy of Almanac y (Jweithiwr (the workman's almanac) for 1894 may be had gratis from any chemist or patent medicine vendor in the Princi- pality. To those who read Welsh this almanao is most interesting, as it contains a selection of racy and humourous tit-bits in prose and poetry, together with postal, legal, and other information, and a complete list of all fairs held in Wales. We can further state that ehould there be any difficulty in obtaining a CODY. the publishers—Quinine Bitters Manufactur- ing Company, Ltd., Llanelly-will forward a copy o* copies free to any address on receipt of a stamp to cover postage. MONTGOMERYSHIRE INFIRMARY.—The report for September was as follows :-Iispatieitts In the house at commencement of month, 4; admitted during month, 4; deaths, 0; discharged, 2 in the house at the end of the month, 6. Outpatieittt Attendances during month, 134. Donations: Flowers, Mra Edward Powell; game. Mr Savage, Glandulas plants, Miss Thomas, L ighton grapes, Mrs Pur- chas; fruit and flowers, Lady Pryce-Jones; flowers, Miss Bowen; flowers, Miss Thomas, Dolguan; fruii and vegetables, Mr Scott Owen vegetables, Mr W. G. Cotiie; grapes, Aberhafesp Church Harvest Festi. val apples, Bottws Church apples, L'amdioes Church; flowers, fruit and vegetables, Newtown Church Sunday School; eggs, fruit, and vegetables, Llanmerewig Church; grapes and apples, Fron Ghuroh; flowers, fruit and vegetables, Tregynon, Church.
NEWTOWN. j Mr. EGBERT ROBERTS, a native of Newtown, has just inaugurated an attractive and highly successful series of Saturday evening musical entertainments at Middleton Hall, London. One of the principal features of the programme is the exquisite playing of the Pompadour band, composed of 50 ladies, with winsome faces, and musical talent to their finger tips EVENING CLASSES.—Evening classes are being held every evening in the New Church St., Board School, and commenced on Wednesday last. The pu- pils are carefully instructed by Mr D. J. Saerand Mr J. Wall. The classes have so far been a success. The subjects taken are elementary letter writing, ad- vanoed reading, arithmetic, human physiology, sci- ence, life and duties of citizenship, geography, and practical and theoretical music. That veteraa. sol-faist, Mr Hugh Davies, who has trained so mauy of the musicians of Newtown and district, has consented at the urgent request of lovers of music to hold elementary and intermediate classes during the coming winter in the Victoria Hall. As is well-known, Mr Hugh Davies will be leaving the country for South Africa, and we sincerely trust that his kindness in undertaking those classes will be ap- preciated by those desirous of acquainting them- eelvoa with the principles of music as laid down in sol-fa system. The first class, as announced in our advertising columns, will be held on the 31st inst. The fees are extremely low. SALE OF WoRK.-rhe baztar in connection with! the Bapt.st Church reported in our last i-sue was continued on Monday afternoon. In the evening the portion of the goods remaining over were put up and aoid by auction by Mr A. S. Cooke. The gro-t- receipts amounted to about .£240, and the event may b ) clas8ed a. a pronounced success. In our rppor, last week, owing to inadvertence, the names of Mis* .Ton"s, Kerry-road, as assisting at the fine art and bookstall, and Miss M. J. Lewis, at the refreshment stall, and Miss Annie Watkin, Machynlleth, at N0. 3 stall, were not given to oar representatives all these ladies rendered efficient aid to their respective departments. Mr John Andrew and Mr Samuel Owen were most active in their exertions with the show of mnmtnified ancestors. Mr F. T. FRY, of Cowley-road, Oxford, writes:- It may be news to many cycling readers of your paper to know that Mr C. E. Gittins, late of New- town and Welshpool, is becoming a very promising rider. This year he has won several prizes around Oxford racing circles, aad ranks among its first-class men. A month ago he succeeding in winning the Oxonian C.C. 15 mile path race for the silver chal- lenge cup against eleven competitors. He also ran third in the 50 mile Oxonian C.C. race, after sustain- ing a severe fall. He ran second in the one mile scratch race for the championship of the East Oxford C.C., being beaten by only six inches. A few days ago he succeeded in breaking the Oxford local 12 hours' road record by 4 miles, cover ng 162 miles in 11 hours 50 minutes, thus beating the local re- cord by 4 miles, and finishing 10 minutes inside time. For this he Las received the Oxonian C.C. gold medal. LITERARY gOeIRTY.-The fourth annual session of the Milford Road Congregational Chapel Literary Society was very successfully opened on Friday. The officers appointed were Mr Hugh Davies, president, Mr E. W. Hamer, treasurer, and Messrs J. E. Thomas and David Hamer, hon. secretaries. The Bible class was conducted by Mr K. Jones. The members of the society and the children of the Band of Hope sat down to an excellent tea. which was Drovided in the chapel by Mr and Mrs R. Rees, Park-street, and they were assisted at the tables by Mrs W. Roberts, Mrs R. Jones, and Mrs T. Williams. An entertainment was subsequently held, with Mr Hugh Davies in the chair. The programme, which consisted of songs, recitations, aad dialogues, Wa!! creditably carried out by the following; Meters R. O. Williams, M. E. Williams, T. Jervis, E. Hughes, R. Whittington, J Jenkins, Mra H. Davies, Miss Myfanwy Davies, and the Children's Choir. Miss Ethel Jones took the prize for reading a portion of the scripture, open to children. The society promises to have a successful season. CRESCENT CHAPEL.—On Friday, October 13th, tke members of the Band of Hope gave a musical evening in the SchoorGom, when the Rev E. Ptry pre"ided. There was a good attendance, especialiy of parents and the Sunday School teachers. The Chairman, in an interesting address, stated that the object of the Band of Hope was to teach ttie child- ren the principles of temperance that the question was placed before the children ia ali its aspects— social, physical, moral, and spiritual. Not only did they teach temperance, but they frequently dealt with other questions such as truthfuiness, obedience, uprightness, respect, and the importance of punctu- ality. Ha urged the importance of the co-operation of the pareuta in carrying out the aims of the society. Addresses were also delivered by Mr J. C. (lit:ins and Mr E. Bebb. Tne following programme was very creditably rendered:—Recitatijn, Ernest Clarke; pianoforte atTd Violin duet, Misses Dolly aad Minnie Gittins; recitation, Jessie Mclunes; reading, W. Wooding chorus, the Choir; recita- tition, Miss Pollie Breese; duet, Mioses Hughes; recitation, Joseph Challinor; part song, Choir; closing hymn, Choir. FOOTBALL CONCERT.—For some years tie New. town Football Club has been handicapped in their efforts by a debt, and in order to reduce this a con- cert was given in the Public Rooms, on Friday evening Prior to its commsncement the Newtowri Silver Band paraded the streets, headed by several torches. A la-ge and enthusiastic audience assem- bled in the hail, which was artistically decorated. Over the stage a large motto, "Success to the Champions of the Shropshire League," faced the audience, while the words Piay up Newtown were fixed on the gallery. Numerous devices of men and things appertaining to the foo- ball field were also to be seen. The Newtown Male Voice Party commenced the programme by rendering in fine style The Soldiers' Chorus," which was well received. Miss M. Price, London, sang with beautiful effect, Angus Mac Donald," and received an encore. A quartette was next on the programme, but owing to tne indisposition of Mr Corfield the piece co-ld not be rendered. Mr G. M. Etans admirably filled the vacancy, after which Mr E. Cleeton won golden opinions with his song Good Company." He was vociferously encored, to which he responded. Mr W. Nock varied the programme with a cornet solo, which was well executed and encored, and was followed by Mr W. Richards, an old favourite, who sang a good Bong. The Severn Handbell Ringers performance, "The Princess Polka," was much appreciated and deservedly applauded, the ringers having again to respond. Miss Piice was again encored for her song The green trees whispered," and Mr T. H. Downing concluded the first part cf the programme with a comic ditty, entitled The Bounders Football Club." He sang in character and his ludicrous appearance, combined with natural comic talents, created intense fun. As a mattr of course he was encored and replied. After the interval the Male Voice Party gave a brilliant rendering of Sullivan's "The Beleaguered," which received an undeniable encore, and was followed by a song by Miss M. Price. Mr W. Richards feelingly eang" The land of the Harp." and was encored, after which Mr Charles Keedwell gave a highly creditable performance with the handbells, rendring a solo, The death of Nelson." Mr F. P. Keay, got up as a negro, ren- dered Push dem clouds away," and at the conclu- sion the delighted audience gave the artiste unstinted applause. Weep no more, my lady was given by the Severn Handbell Ringers, Mr J. H. Humphreys taking the solo, being efficiently supported by his colleagues. Miss Pryce followed with Alone on the Raft," and the Ringers gave a further exhibition 01 their akill by rendering "Cambria." The Male Voice Party in prbiseworthy style ooncluded the pro gramme with a Glee, Comrades," and the audience dispersed cn singing the Welsh National Anthem, Land Of My Fathers." Mr G. G. Trow efficiently acted as conductor of the Glee Party. FORDEN. THE WORKHOUSE.—On Thursday, the 12th inst., the Harvest Thanksgiving Service was held in the chapel of the Workhouse, which was very tastefully decorated f,}r the occasion by Miss Davies, goveraess, Miss Bright, seamstress, and Alias Breeze, nurse. Prayers were read by the Rev J. C. Vize, chaplain, and the lessons by the Rev J. Sawer, vicar of Leigh- ton, who aleo preached an eloquent sermon from the text." They that sow in tears shall reap in joy." Mi-;a Woolley, High-street, Newtown, ably presided atthe organ. CARNO. THE HARVEST FESTIVAL was held in the Church on Thursday, the 12th inst. Holy Communion was celebrated at 10 a.m., and an English service, which was fully choral, took place at 3 p.m., the preacher being the Rev. Morgan Jones, R.D., Vicar of Llan- dinam. A Welshlservice was held at 6.30 p.m., the xfcev. R. Richards, rector of Darowen, being the preacher. The cle-gy assisting in the services were the Revs- D. Parry, Llanwnog; J. Hughes, Caersws R. L. Pertheroe, Penstrowed and the Vicar. The collections, which amounted to e2 14a 3d will be equally divided between the Bangor DioceaanChnrch Extension Society and the Montgomeryshire Infir- mary. The Church was artistically decorated by Mrs Evan Jones, Misses Adams, Ethel Adams, Clayton- Boyes. Jarrat, Tybrith Astley, Sarah Jones. S. E. Gittins, Mary Swancott, M. E. Humphreys, Mrs Breeze, Mrs' Moses Jones, Misses Lizzie Evans, Susannah Andrews and Edith Morgan, assisted by Mr Thomas Gittins and many willing boys. On the previous evening Miss Astley, deputed by the choir, presented a most baudsome altar cloth to the chareh. The members of the choir and two or three friends readily contributed towards purchasing the much- needed Cloth."
WELSHPOOL. CONSERVATIVE CLUB.—A billiard handicap for unsuccessful competitors in previous handicaps has just been finished at this Ciab. Mr W. Jari-ran was successful, his opponent in the fiuai ronnd being Mr M. T. Davies. IMPORTANT SALE.-On Thursday the Dragon Inn, 10, Mount-street, containing bar, parlour, sitting room, kitchen, back kitchen, four bedrooms, brew. house, stabling, etc., was submitted by Mr T. S. Pryce for sale by auction, and purchased by Messrs Lassell and Sharman, Caergwrle, Wrexham, for .£635. No. 40, Mount-street, became the property of Mr E. Morgan Jones, accountant, Welshpool, for .£330; and seven other cottages, numbering one to seven, in Dragon-square. Mount-street, were pur- chased by Mr Morgan Jones for X185. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.—-The anniversary services were conducted at this church on Sunday, when the Rev J. Idrisyn Jones preached both morn- ing and evening. In the afternoon a selection of Old Welsh and English Melodic" was given by the Choir. efficiently conducted by Mr Maurice Evans. The accompanist was Miss M. Francis. An address was also given by Rev Idrisyn Jones. The audience was large, and collections were made at each service in aid of the Church funds. YEOMANKY DRILL.—The B Squadron (Welshpool and Guiisfield Troops) of the Montgomeryshire j Yeomanry Ca valry, were drilled in G.rth Park on f Saturday week, Lieutenants F. Williams Wynn and ( A. P. Lane being iu charge. The men were put through euadron drill, parade movement, and sword exercise, and acquitted themselves creditably. At| the conclusion of the mancouvres a dinner, provided bv the officers, was served by Mr Jones, of the King's Head. Quarter Master Davies proposed the health of the Officers, and a!so that of Sergeant Major Je»tic% both of which were heartily drunk. WESLEYAN CHAPFL.-The Evangelistic services conducted throrighont the week by Mr and Mrs Evans, to which refer- ence was made in last week's issue, has been attended with marked success The meetings throughout have been crowded, and it was roughly estimated that on Snndoy even- ing about 800 persons were present It is hoped these meet- ings may re-animate the churches in the town, *nd that they may unitedly put forth those energies which are practically now dormant The meetings will be brought to a close this night (Monday), when Mrs Evans will give a characteristic sketch from a Gipsy Tent to a Platform" TOWN COUNCIL.—Of the four retiring councillors only two offer themselves for re-election, namely Mr E 0 Jones, (Tuilsfield ward, who has filled the mayoric chair since November last, and discharged the onerous and important duties of his office with much tact and ability, and added that grace and dignity to the chair. In again coming forward for the division which he represents, if another candidate be forthcoming he will have but a forlorn hope, as Mr Jones is a very strong candidate, and will probably be returned by a largtl majority. Mr T S Price, who again appeals to the electors of Llanerchydol ward, has done yeoman service for the working classes, and in his rough and ready style has brought measures conducive to improving the town, and if again elected he will, as in the past, faithfully serve the ward which he represents. Mr Howell Williams, of the Oross Keys, whose address was issued on Saturday, will be his opponent, and this gentleman will have to be up to concert pitcli if he wishes to be at all near the figures which will place Mr Pryce at the head of the poll. For Buttington ward, which was formerly represented by Mr John Jones (late;, of Bnll Hotel, two candidates are already in the field, Mr Aaron Watkin, builder, and Mr J Cowan, chemist The former is a practical man, and his experience would evi- dently assist materially the ward he wishes to return him, while the latter gentleman, who is a keen bnsiness man, and well up in finance, would also look after the interests of the ratepayers. Mr George Davies, for Castle ward, does not again seek re-election. Mr R P Jones, Fark, farmer, is so far the only candidate for this ward It is necessary that in a municipal borongh there should be a representative on the council who has the welfare of the agriculturists at heart, and willlmard their interests. TOWN COUNCIL.—LIST OF ATTENDANCES :— 1890-1 1891-2 1892.3 Tl. R The Mayor (Clr. E. O. Jones) 14 12 15 41 Alderman W. A Rogers 14 17 12 43 Alderman Harrison 14 12 11 37 Alderman T. R Morris 13 13 11 37 Alderman C. Mytton 14 13 2 29 Councillor D. Richards 17 11 14 42 Councillor D. Jones 17 15 16 48 Councillor Hawksworth. 9 10 5 24 Councillor T. Pariy 16 13 12 41 E Councillor G. E. Davies 12 12 10 34 ('ouncillor J. Pryce-Jones. 16 14 30 Cjuncidor C. Galloway 15 14 29 Councillor J. H. Anderson. 21 15 14 zo R Councillor T. S. Pryce 15 10 13 38 Councillor E Langford Jones 9 7 16 R Councillor Johu Jones 13 12 25 (R Retiring Councillors. Mr John Jones has left the town).
LLANIDLOES. TlIe GLYNNE MILLS have re-commenced work at full time, and there is a slight improvement in trade. SUCCESS.—A first-class Queen's scholarship has been gained by Miss E. J. Kitto, pupil teacher atthe Glandwr Board School. Sne will enter the Home 1 and Colonial Training College for two yearl in January next. Miss Kitto has also won three draw- ing certificates from the Science and Art Department, Kensington. TttE MUNICIPAL ELECTION.—There is every probability that a contest will take idlace in the borough. The retiring members are Councillors S. Meddius, Richard George, and Elias Dakin, but there are four vacancies. In addition to the ratinng councillors seeking re-election, Messrs Evan Wi!liams and A. J. Morris have issued addresses, and othqr gentlemen one said to have decided to come out. Nominations can be received up to Monday, October 24th, and it is competent for candidates to withdraw up to Wednesday, 25: h inst. HORSE FAIR.—This fair was held on Thursday last. and there was a large attendance of stock, chiefly colts, which were offered for øa.b, and al- though there were not many distant buyers present, still a considerable amount of trade was done at slightly advanced prices. EDUCATIONAL. -There were ten competitors at the recent examination for the four exhibitions given by the Bangor Clerical Education Society. Amongst those successful we arc pleased to notice the name of Mr David M. Davies, Durham University, son of the Mr Davies, Nantygeifr, Llanidloes. OBITUARY.—The death is announced of Mr Howell W. Lloyd, of Rhaggatt, Merionethshire, a well-known Welsh antiquary. He materially assisted the late Chevalier Lloyd, of Clochfaen, Llsngnrig, in his his- tory of Powys Fadog. Deceased was 76 years old. PREACHING SERVICES.—The Baptist Church held their annual preaching- services, on Tuesday last, when able sermons were preached by the Feve. C. Davies, Cardiff, and E. M. Thomas, Carmarthen.1 The meetings were well attended, and good collections made in aid of the Chapel Funds. MUNICIPAL ELECTION.—Thru contest promises to be an exciting one. There are several candidates ntmed for the five vacancies to be filled on the 1st November. The three retiring councillors are Messrs Samuel Meddins, Elias Dakin, and Richard George. In addition to these, the following gentlemen are mentioned aA probable candidates Messrs Evan Evans, shoemaker Evan Williams, ironmonger; A. J. Morris, draper; Daniel Higgs, grocer; Thomas Pryce Jones. chemist; and John Jervis, barber, all of which are Liberals in politics. The last day for receiving nominations is Friday, five o'clock, with. drawals Wednesday. »
EXHIBITION OF FIR a BRIGADE…
EXHIBITION OF FIR a BRIGADE DRILLS. On Saturday afternoon an interesting and instructive exhibition of modern fire appliances and firemen's drill took place at the top of Hign-street, Newtown. The newly organized brigade, under the captaincy of W. F. Thomas, were called to an imaginary outbreak of fire, which was sap- posed to have broken out in a large factory immediately opposite the west side of Messrs Barrett and Souse wool warehouse. The site was well chosen, and it afforded the in- habitants a good view and idea of wnat really could be done by a well-organized, smart, and highly efficient brigade. The volumes of water were directed against the imaginary buildiag. The reel was sent forward npon the alarm being received at. the engine house, and immediately upon arriving at the conflagration, the hose was run off, branches fixed, and the nieu were playing upon the burning mass in a short time. Following the reel came the escape and ladders, Shand, Mason and Company's latest addition for saving life, and by the use of waicu some sixt men can easily take hose up a lad- der and play down upon the fire. The men at once got their ladders erected and the hosemen ascended to the eaves of tha lofty warehouse. Within a few minutes of the arrival of the reel and escape, by a system of signalling, the engine was summoned and arrived on the scene shortly afterwards, under the charge of the Captain of the Brigade, the men being equipped in their new uniforms, the engine was one of Shand Mason's large manuals which has J 8ceatly been preseu^u to the Local Boaru by the Alliance Assurance Companv, Shrewsbury branch, thus siving the town soiaf .t:15ù. Captain Tnoinas, we understand, was in- strumental in obtaining the engine from the Company for the use of the town. Till" engine was taken to a hydrant op- posite the Salt Warehou-e, where a snpply of water was obtainable. Captain Thomas, mounting his engine, de- livered over to For.man Trauchard, lata of one of tile princi- pal Chicago Fire Brigades, a single length of canvas hose, with which he immediately rushed otf. The reel, with several lengths ol hose still upon the barrel, was cleverly run up and attached to the engine connection. The hosemen a' ouce ascended the ladders, by which the previous host man had gone up, and comma need playing upon the scene of fire." Upon finding: that three jets were insufficient, four: other lengths of hose were attached ou the off-side of the en- gine, and it was exceedingly gratifying to observe an amateur brigade, n cently formed, smartly run out several lengths of host), oartfully ocnnect, fix branch, and play upon the stal- wart oaks and elms. Afterwards the esoapemen WTit through a series of interesting drills for rescuing life. They placeu their ladder." and the shoot against a window of considerable height, and Firemau Manuel, who was in charge of this branch, and sent down a number of persons, who were duly received into the arms of Lieutenant Swam and the men under his command. Experiments were also made at Messrs George Morgan and Coy's, warehouse, Bryn Street, and were Wt 11 carried out. Great credit is dam to Capt. Pryce- Jones for his unflagging interest in the Brigade, and Mr G. H. Ellison, chairman of the Fire Brigade Committee, and, in fact, to the whole of the members of the Board, for recognis- ing their duty to provide proper fire appliances. The Bri- gade appeared for the first time in public, resplendent in their new uniforms, the tunics being supplied by Mr Morgan Davies, tailor, of Park-street. The performance of the men was creditable, aud speaks well for the training they hav« received fron tbe eaurfetU UapUia.
GARTHMYL. On Friday next a concert, under the general conductorship of Mr William Francis, is to he held in the Assembly Rooms at Efel Fach Mr Francis brings with him a galaxy of vocal talent from Xewtown, and the audience is sure of having a rich musical treat Clement 21aguire Kershaw. Esq. is
GARTHMYL. On Friday next a concert, under the general conductorship of Mr William Francis, is to he held in the Assembly Rooms at Efel Fach Mr Francis brings wilh him a galaxy of vocal talent from XewtowTi, and the audience is sure of having a rich musical treat Clement Maguire Kershaw. ESQ is announced as the chairman.
LLANFAIR CAEREINION, I REVIVAL MRICTINGS.-The Rev. John Roberts, of Rock. Radnorshire, held a series of revival meetings at Zion Baptist Chapel throughout the past week. The meetings were very well attended, and the services were very impreseive and much appreciated.
LLANWRIN. LECTURE—On Thursday evening, the 19th inst, Mr Jonathan Davies delivered a lecture in the Schoolroom, on the Welsh Colony in Patagonia" Mr Henry Silvan-Evans, M A, presided After an introdnctory address by the presi. dent, Mr Davies, who has resided for upwards of 16 years in Patagonia, gave a most interesting and graphic description 01 the Colony, together with the mode of life and prjspei ts of the Welsh Colonists. Mr Davies also exhibited the skin;, of several wild animals found in the Colony.
MONTGOMERY. LECTURE.-On Friday evening the Rev. Thomas Evans, of Londou, the well-known temperanc- orator, gave a lecture in the Town Hall, on Battle fought and won by the Coldstream Guards." Thi lecture was given under tha auspices of the Baud o Hope, and the President of the Montgomery Branch Coun. E. R. James, presided. There was a largo, attendance, and the lecture was mach enjoyed b) those present. The usual votes of thanks wert passed at the close. MUNICIPAL ELECTION.-As the let of November approaches the interest taken in this election in- creases, and on the verge of the nomination day (24th inst.) the feeling is intense. Politics wer. introduced at the beginning, and now the issu promises to be a pnrely political one. The fight, unless a truce intervenes, will be the liveliest witnessed since the creation of Montgomery as t Municipal Borough, in 1886. Mr John Mickleburgh, after issuing an address declaring himself a candidate has notified his withdrawal, and states that the two Conservative candidates, Messrs. Wm. Jones an Archibald Graham will have his hearty support. Mr John Withers (Liberal), has, we understand, signifies his intention not to seek re-election, and the Liberah have, while casting about for the most suitabl. candidate amongst their number, lost valuable timr in making a fiual choice. The selection now rerts between Mr Thomas Davies, of Castle-street, and M James McGavin, of Arthur-street. Either of thest gentlemen is willing to stand as a Liberal candidate, but matters now remain in a state of armistice, pending negotiations between the Liberal and Con- servative parties which, with a view of saving the expense of a contested election, have been opened with the idea of returning one member of each party.
MACHYNLLETH. CABBIAOK ACCIDENT.-on Wednesday the 11th inst., while a lad named W. Rees was driving up Mseiagwyn-street a pony and low" Battleden Car, belonging to Mrs Lewis Morris, of Norton House, a slight accident occurred to a bystander. Rees, seeing a group of men standing in the way, shouted to them, when all but one moved aside for him to pass, but unfortunately, Mr John H-Ibea, Commins Coch," was knocked down by the shaft, he being rather slow in geting out of the way. Fortu- nately, the carriage did not go over him, and his injuries are but slight, as he walked at once to Dr. Mathew's surgery, where he was attended to by the medical gentleman. A little afterwards he rode home on horseback, a distance of over six miles, and has since been able to come to Machynlleth to look after his business. It was rumonred that a little child was knocked down at the same time, but it is not correct, as the child fell down some distance from the carriage and was picked up none the worse. A PAINFULLY SUDDEN DEATH.—On Wedn sday morning an inquest was held at Tymawr, Darowen, near Machynlleth, before John Rowlands, Etq Machynlleth (coroner), and a jury over whom Mr John Jones, Nantyfilldir, was foreman, touching the death of Thomas Wi liams, Cilewnmaiswr, Llanbryn- mair, farmer.-Richard Williams (non) identified the body. He last saw him on Monday, when he went to the Machynlleth sheep fair, with come a/Jeep to sell. He heard no complaint as to his hCdl; h was gener- ally in good health; and was aged 55 years. Dr. Edwards had been attending him with regard to ti hearing some time last winter.—Thomas Jones, Tymawr, said he was connected wiih the deceased through marriage. The deceased came to Tymawr on Monday morning on his way t ) the Machynlleth sheep fair. Both he and the deceased came UD to- gether from the fair. Deceased stayed with witness at Tymawr for the night. They bad supper together. and deceased appeared to enjoy it. About 9.40 they both went to bed and slept together. Deceased slept soundly for a short time, when he awoke, and was afterwards very restless. About 11 o'clock witness heard deceased groaning once or twice, but witness received no reply to his questions as to what was the matter. Witness got up and obtained a candle, and on coming back found that deceased was not breath- ing. He lay partly on his right side. He never complained of anything being the matter. Witness and deceased had been eating together in Machyn- lleth about one o'clock when deceased ate heartily. They both had something to eat an hour after reach- ing Tymawr. In ascending a hill close to the honse deceased seemed to climb it naturally.—Dr. David Edwards, surgeon, of Cemmaes, said he knew the de- i ceased well and attended him on several occasions. He saw him last in the spring for snperrelogation of the external ear. Both ears were affected, but from that time recovered. He had examined deceased's boay, and found no external marks of violence. The snddeness of the attack and quietness pointed to sud- den syncope. He was of opinion that deceased died of heart decease.—The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical testimony.
THE COAL CRISIS.
THE COAL CRISIS. The colliery strike ia not yet terminated though most of the pit? In Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Warwickshire, and Staffordshire, have recommenced working at the former rate of wages. In south Foi kshire and in Lancashire the coal owners have atill insisted on a reduction of ten per cent. At St. Helens in south Lancashire on Tuesday, there was a fierce riot at the colliery of Messrs Bromilow Foster & Co. A few men engaged :n clearing the flooded pits and workings of the water that haa filled them were savagely attacked by a mob of several thousand colliers on strike; and the under manager named Briscoe, on coming up the shaft was terribly beat an with bludgeons. The police attempted to rescue him but the mob crowded on the banks lining the road- way and threw bricks and heavy stones. The police were utterly powerless to cope with their assailants and several fell dreadfully injured. Making an effort to march back toward the town, they were again assailed witb bricks and stones and bad to flee pell- mell. Great damage was done to the buildings. Tne majority of coal owners are beginning to feel their heavy losses acutely, and it is doubtful if some of them will ever again be able to work at a profit. With these the temptation to reopen and to com- pensate themselves out of the high prices of coal is exceedingly great, and it is doubtful if they will be able to resist for many days, 'I he losses sustained by owners of idle collieries range from J680 to 4;200 per day. All hope of the men submitting to any reduction of wages has now been abandoned. At Sheffield many steel works have been closed because sufficient coal could not be obtained at any price. The distress is becoming so acute in Sheffield that the Mayor has decided to propose to the Corporation that a loan of 415,000 shall be asked for to expend in improvements which will provide men with works useful to the town.
INOTES ON FOOTBALL.
NOTES ON FOOTBALL. [BY WANDEBEB.] In the Lancashire Junior League, Shrewsbury Town beat Wellington St. George's by six goals to none. Shrewsbury Town were engaged playing Darby County Amateurs on Saturday week, when they proved successful by seven goals to three. From the first they showed their supeiiority, although during the second pare of the game the amateurs exhibited good form. E. Bowdier, R. Jones, Evers, and Hobin did excellent work for the Town. In the English Cup Tie Newtown journeyed to Macclesfield, and despite a journey of five nours they showed auoh sterling combination that at the call of time both sides had scored five goals each. Iron- bridge met Hedneaford Town in the same competition and singularly enough they made a draw, each team notching three points, xet another of the Shrop- shire League teams were engaged in the tie, St. Georges having to face Walsali at home. The match was watched carefully by a large crowd. 1 he Dra- gons played their usual piucky and fast game, but their opponents were the stronger in combination. The end left the Dragous hotauurebiy defeated by three goals to Ril. I regret the resignation of Mr Walter Evan*, the hon. secretary of tne Newtown Football Club. For six yeirs he filled that office withgreai efficiency, affabil- ity and zeal, and his loss—nowever good his succes- sor may be-will long be felt. Mr Evans has the satisfaction of knowing that his effort* have not beeL in vain. The Club has gone up and become one ot considerable fame during his term of office. A wore of praise is also due to Mr Evans for his consistent courtesy to representatives of the Press, to whom he afforded every information he possessed. His sue oeesor, Mr Fred. R. Lloyd, has- assisted Mr Evans or a long period, and will prove a worthy successor WELSHPOOL V. OSWESTRY OlD BUYS.—Piaye- on the ground of the latter On Saturday, Octobe: 14tn, and resulted in a win tor the homesters by au I goals to oiw. WELSHPOOL RESERVE V. OSWESTKY ROVERS—' Played at Welshpool on Saturday, October 14th, on -he Hentaes Field. A fair number of spectators were hT% t ^^omestirs won the toss, aud during [ hret half-the ball was repeatedly iti the I' visitors quarter, no less than four corners being acceded to the home team. T. Thomas, whu played well throughout, scored from a beauty just before the call of half time. On crofisimr ov. thA Rr.v. strong wind iu their favour gained several oot- aers" but failed to score, whilst the reserve men aarrowly missed lowering their opponents colours. The game ended in favour of the home team by one, ijoal to ml. lownsend Williams played in good form, md with more practice will make a fine acquisition J° J team- J^es and G. Howells also played a g'ood game. F J MONTGOMERY JUNIORS V MR. T. H. DAYIES'S I. A match was played at Montgomery ou Satur- uy'.r? ber between a team styling themselves tne J uniors, and a scratch XI captained by Mr i onV163'j £ ?, £ ame did not oommeno until atter 4 oO, and while the Juniors played waL tee strong wind, which blew from goal to goal, played uled even. Soon after croesirg over, darkness came jn and the game had to be abandoned as a draw two goals each, and an additional one scored bv Mr uavies s XI being disputed. A victory for the latter earn was doubtless created by the fiae play of Shep- lerd in the Juniors goal. The Juniors oac'is, W. Jones and I. Williams also played splendidly, and tne halves did well, bat the lorwards were but miuor tight, with the exception of H. Evans, who worked like a nigger. A. Eaton scored both points for the atner team.
SHROPSHIRE AND DISTRICT LEAGUE.
SHROPSHIRE AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. Whitchurch notched another point in the League when they beat Hereford on Saturday week by six goala to one. P. C. Morris, the Welsh International, played for them for the first time this season, and tble.r cuccess is largely attributed to hie efficient aid. rhe Whitchurch team are only two points behind Newtown, and are on the same mark as Shrewsbury Town. The latter team will have to play their best when they meet Whitcnurch. Newport on Saturday week played their first League mat-on at home, when they met Wellington. 1 am pleased to say they scored tneir first point. They are now at the bottom of the League. They have been, however, somewhat unlucky, having played dve out of six matches from home. They must not, however, be disheartened, but must "piay up," and so creep towards the top. So far as i8 known the following is the result ef the matches in the League played:— Matches Goals P- W. L. D. For Agst. Pta» Shrewsbury Town 6 5 1 0 25 17 10 Newtown 4 4 0 0 23 4 8 Whitchurch 4 3 1 0 18 7 6 St. George's 3 2 1 0 9 5 4 Ironbrioge 3 2 1 C 9 9 4 Hereford. 3 1 2 0 6 11 2 Wellington Town 4 1 3 0 6 14 2 Oswestry United 5 1 4 0 9 18 2 Market Drayton 4 1 3 0 6 16 2 Newport « 1 5 0 14 23 2
WELSH LEAGUE. In this competition the Druids visited Ehostyllen to play the Rhostyllen Victoria. In all the League matches, with one exception, the Druids have been fortunate enough to get them played at home, and as they should, now head the list. This match was therefore awaited with keen interest to see whtther they would "come off" away from home. They did pla.v. and roughly, too, and although they beat Rhostyllen by three goals to one, two of their players exhibited such rough play that they had to be turned off the field.
SATURDAY'S MATCHES. The return game between the Montgomery Juniors and the Station team was played on the ground of the former, and resulted in a draw, each team scoring four goals. Welshpool visited Wem, and after a hard fight came off victors by one goal to ml. At home Welsbpool Reserve met a team from the Cambrian Works, Oswestry. The home team were again to the front. During the first half no goal was scored, but the leather was for the greater part in the enemy's territory. In the last half the Reserve managed to put on four goals to one by their oppo- nents. The goal scored by Jarman was a beauty, and Howells put in a clinker. Townsend Williams, G. Howells, F. Oliver and Parry play< d a rattling good game, while the two men on the right wing for the Cambrian, together with the backs, played in dash. ing style. Newtown suffered defeat at Macclepfield. Toe previous Saturday they made a draw, each team scor. ing five goals each, but upon the last occasion they were defeated by five goals to one. During the iir half Newtown were equal to them, and the ssjre stood at one goal each, but in the second half the homesters added four more to their scare. Oswestry United met Shrewsbury Town at Oswes- try in the Shropshire League. In the ftrstbalf things looked black for the visitors, the homesters having scored two goals to none. Upon changing ends the homesters were taken down, and the visitors won the game in brilliant style by three goals to two. Shrews- bury now heads the Leagae. NEWTOWN RESERVE v. CAERsws.-This match was played on Saturday on the Cannings before a fair number of spec- tators. The home tepm won the toss, and elected to with the sun at their backs. From the kick-off the home- sters pressed and showed their superiority throughout. In the first half the homesters scored five goals to the visitors none. In the second half the visitors rarely crossed the uai;- way line, and the game was a oue-sided affair, the homr: te) continually bombarding the visitors' t*oa], and goal ai't-r goal was scored the only breakjbeiug when Caersws scored their first and only goal. When tke whistle blew annouueieg that time was up the homeaters were leading by 16 goals to one. For the Newtown team Do vies, Matthews, Geutle t-Ll Blackwood played a good game, and give promise to become prominent pinyers in the first team in the future. The Wolverhampton Wanderers played Bolton in the English League The Wolves played a rough game through- out, and met with great disfavour The Bolton men played a fine combination game, and in the first half scored two goals to the Wanderers none In the second half play was very even, neither team being able to gain any advantage, and at the call of time the game was in favour of the Bolton lads by two goals to none Everton had Darwen at Everton, and "ran rings round them" Play throughout was one- sided, Everton's fine combination completely lIaftliuz the visitors, who managed to score 1 goal to the homesters' 8 Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday made a drawn game of three goals each at Derby Sunderland suffered de- feat at Blackburn by four goals to three At Nottingham Notts Forest beat Stoke by two goals to none The Albions were defeated on their own ground by Aston Villa by six goals to three Burnley beat Newton Heath at Burnley by four goals to one
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. THE UNITED PACK. WILL XXXT. Wednesday, October 25th Kerry At 8 a.m. THb SEVERN VALLEY HARRIERS. WILL HBET. Tuesday, October 24th Caerhowel Friday, „ 27th Trehelig, (at 12 o'clock. Each day at 11 o'clock. S. D. PRICE-DA VIES, Master. BEBB'S GENUINE HOME-MADE SAUSAGES Made daily From the Finest Home-fed Pork. Pressed Tongue, Brawn, Pork Pies. 45, BROAD STREET, NEWTOWN. 242 C. J. NEWELL, MARKET ST., NEWTOWN, Is showing a very Large assortment of Ladies' Cashmere Stockings, and Extra Double-kneed for Boys. LADIES' HEAVY WOOLLEN STOCKINGS nC GREAT VARIETY. ALSO A LARGE STOCK OF Men's Woollen and Home Knit. STOCKINGS KNIT TO ORDER, ANY SIZE OB QUALITY. Home Made Stocking Yarn and German Yarns in Black and Fancy Colours. Customers may have their Wool Syphnffd for Yarn on the usual torauu