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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."