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THE MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS- -
THE MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS- NOMINATIONS. The election for seats on the four Town Councils within the county will not pass away uncontested. In each of the boroughs more than usual interest is taken in the events. The severest contests will take place at Montgomery, where Mr James MacGavin, Arthur-street, veterinary surgeon, will oppose the two Tory candidates, Messrs William Jones, Llwy. nobin, and Archibald Graham, Rhydwhiman. The Tories are sanguine that they can carry the two seats. Mr MacGavin will have a. strong followint, and if the Liberals work, as only Liberals can, they will probably place him at. the top of the poll. It is pleasing to note that at Welsh pool politics do not enler into ci\ic life, and a man's political convictions are not judged the standard of his abilities to govern the borough. The Mayor (Councillor Ellia O. Jones) is returned unopposed. The other retiring members are Messrs G. E. Davies and T. S. Pryce, and from their pist conduct and ability there is no reason why they should cot again find seats on the Council for the Llauerchydol and Castle wards. For the honour of representing Buttingtou ward, Mr J. Cowan and Mr A. Watkin do battle. At Llanfyllin there are four vacancies, for which seven candidates were nominated. Mr Da.vid Davies (Lledfron) was dis- qualified because his nomination paper wrongfully stated the day of the election. A majority of Liberals is sure to be return-id. At Llanidloes there are no less than nine candidates for five seats, eight Liberal and one Conservative. The retiring members are Mossrs Richard George, Samuel Moddins, and Elias Dakin. The former will occupy a high place on the poils, and Mr Meddins will obtain good support. Mr Daniel Hisgs, an old conncil!or, solicits the suffrages of the electorate, and Messrs Evan Evans and A. J. Morris, although defeated last year. are in the field. The new candi- dates are Messrs Evan Williams, ironmonger, and T. Pryce Jones. The Tory candidate is Mr E. Williams (Aberyiiaut), and his only chance of being successful is in the fact that there are too many Radicals anx- ious for places on the Council. The nominations are ae under:— WELSHPOOL. BUTTH-GTON WARD.—Joseph Co;van, chemir-t, proposed by Robert Thompson, and seconded by Thomas J. Bratton: Aaron Watkin. builder, proposed by David Wall, and seconded by Richard Jones. CASTLE WARD-George E. Davies, chemist, pro- posed by Herbert Hawksworth, and seconded by Pryce Barrett; Richard Parry Jones, farmer. Park Farm, proposed by John Davies, and seconded by John Jones. LLANERCHYDOL WARD—Thomas S. Pryce, auc- tioneer, proposed by William Wakefield, and sec- onded by Thomas Howells Robart Jones, tailor, proposed by Edward Wyke, and seconded by James Baker. GUILSFIELD W APuD-ElHs O. Jon" (Mayor), tim- ber merchant, proposed by Edward Grean, and sec- onded by Edward Jones. MONTGOMERY. Jas. McGa.vin. Arthur-street, veterinary snrgeon, proposed by John Powell. and seconded by Thomas DavieR William Jones, Llwynobin. farmer, proposed by Charles Pryce Davies, and fleeondid by Stephen Da-,rits; Archibald Graham, Rhydwhiman, gentle- man. proposed by Thomas Williams, and seconded by Edward Williams. LLANIDLOES. Alfred Jabez Morris, proposed by E. Hamer, and sconded by A. J. Francis; Daniel Higgs, proposed by J. F. Richards, and seconded by Evan Burford; Thomas Pryce J onos. proposed by Edward Davies, and seeomied by Edward Bo.ven Richard George, proposed by S. Pugh Davies, and seconded by Samuel Mf-ddins; Sa.muel Meddins, proposed by David Rees, and seconded by Edward Benbovr; Evan Widiairis, timber merchant, proposed by J. Si'.ihald, and seconded by E. D. Marpolo; Eviin Williams, ironmonger, proposed by Thomas Morris, and sec- onded by C. E. Pryce; Evan Kvaa-, proposed by Divid Owen, and seconded by David Jones *E'iaa Uakir). oroposed by Wm. George, and seconded by Jam" Kerr. Those m irked are the retiring coun- cillors. LLANBTLLIN. John Ryle, propoied by Rev T. Jones, seconded by liobert Richards John Lloyd, proposed by Roger Edwards, seconded by John Jones; Evan Watkins, proposed by John Jones, seconded by Ellis Roberts Thomas Roberts, proposed by 0;ven Jones, seconded by Edward Davies David David (Pantybedw), pro- posed by J. Pentyrch Williams, seconded by Roger Edwards William Jones, proposed by Robert Jones, seconded by John Jones; David Davies (Lledfron), proposed by Hugh Joues, seconded by C. R. Joyes (disqualified).
IODDFELLOWS' CONCERT AT MONTGOMERY.
I ODDFELLOWS' CONCERT AT MONTGOMERY. Seldom has such a uniform degree of success been reached by any entertainment at Monteomery as that attained by the concert held on Thursday in aid of the anniversary fund of the Ark of Friendship Lodge' of Oddfellows. The Town Hall presented a bright and gay appearance nnder its festive adornment,/ and in which a prominent feature was the silken banner and regalia of the Order, which draped the walls, mingling prettily with these were mottoes, flowers, evergreens, &c, the whole having been tastrfuliy arranged under the superintendence of Mrs Lucas. Iir;>au-street. who was assisted by Mrs Marshall. Mrs L. Griffiths, Misses L. and M. Lucas, Miss Tomiey, Mi; s Soley, Miss Jennie Thomas, Miss Ellen Eaton, Miss M. and S. Proctor, Miss Agnes Jones, Messrs r. H. Evans, LI. Bamaby, A. Eaton, A. Lucas, J. E. Tomiey, etc. The concert was unuer the distinguished patrou. age of his Worship the Mayor Nioholas VVaison Fairies-Humphreys. Esq., J.P.), the Right Hon the Earl of Powits, Sir Prycu Pryce-Jones, M.P., Stuart Rendel, Esq, M.P.. l:vs E. W. Brown, rector of Montgomery, Rev Preb. J. Burd, vicar of Chirbury, Rev H. T. Cowper Smith, Hon F. S. A. Hanbury- Tracy, Colonel R. J. Harrison, J.P., A. Howei;, Eq'.1 J.P., A. C. Humphreys-Owen, Esq., J.P., F. Xi. Lloyd, Esq J. M. E. Lloyd, Esq, M. M. Lloyd, E-q, C. Wbitley Owen, Esq, J.P., Philip Wright, Esq, J.P, etc. The assemoly room of the hall had been augmented by the removal of a partition, which ma.de available the extra spaoe of the justices' court, but notwlthiltandiug- this there was scarcely stand. ing room to be baa. Most of the elite of the ueigh. bourhood were represented amongst those purchas- iug tickets or occupying the reserved seats. Tiie artitses were maiuiy local, but a high standard of excellence was siwwu in the music rendered. Miss Bezeie Bevau. who has been scoring heavily lately, was in fine voice, and met with grand reception, both her songs being emphatically eucoied. MIES Maggie Evans, of Ne wto., it, despite a trifling nervousness at the commencement, made full amends later on, and was recalled after her rendering of "Darby and Joa.n." The duet, The Two Cousins," whicn was given by Miss Evans and Miss Annie Barrett, proved immensely taking, and its encore was uudeniable. No more rapturous applause greeted any singer than the outburst which saluled Mr Evan Jones' rendition of rhe Old Folks at Home," and it is anything but idle flattery to say that this gentleman's fine alto voice is not excelled by any male vocalist in the county. A party, under the conductorship of Mr J. Tipping, gave tasteful performances of the glees Three Doughtie Men and The Song of the Skaters," and Mr Tipping sang very effectively "The Vagabond and Ino Tar's Home," both of which were very well recaivod Mrs Griffiths sang Stephen Adams' fine song Le Iloly City very nicely, and Mr 1\ J. Griffiths, who is always a priuie favourite with tho Montgomery people, could not but respond to the encore which greeted his singing of The Skipper's Cheer." No small measure of talent was needed to give the ekiliul exposition of pianoforte playing shown by Mr J. C. S. Keedwell in his selec- tion of the Sabbath Evening Chimes," and the whole of the accompaniments were very ably per- formed by him. Me F. H. Shayler, of Welohpool, gave two violin soios, and showed masterly skill in his manipulation 01 ihat instrument. A sine qua itoti at Montgomery concerts is the attendance ot Mr T. F. Perks, the renowned Shrewsbury comic. With side-splitting t*afciii*s of fun, varied by outbursts of patriotic fervour, or again by a side show of mock melancholy, he kept ;he audience in alternate spells of humour and -chiefly the former—and encores once and sgnin kept him on the boards until he must have nearly exhausted his repertoire. Towards the closo of the concert the Mayor (N. W. Fairies-Humphreys, Esq.) said that as an O lUfellow he wished to return thanks on behalf of the Com- mittee to the artistes who had so kindly given their services, a motion which A'a-< carried by acclamation. The wh >ie ot the arrangements for the concert devolved upon a c >L. uiLti;e of Oddfellows, of which Mr A. Eaton, N.G was chairman, and Mr J. E. Tomley, P.G., was s oreta y. The following was the programme Pianotorte solo, "Sabbath Evening Chimes, Mr Keedwell; glee, roree DoughtIe Men,' Mr Tipping's Pitrty so:.g, Is that mother bending o'er me f" AIr E. 0. Jones; song, "My heart and thine," Miss Evans; violin solo, "Le Keve Mr F. H. Sh-sylcr; song, "When the heart ia young" (encored), Miss Bessie Bevan; song, Tiie Vagabond," i.fr. J. Tipping duet, The Two Cousins (encored), Miss Maggie Evans and Miss Annie Bmatl comic Yong, "In Jah," Mr T. F. Perks.—Part JI G.ce, "Song of the Skaters," Mr Tipping's party; soi)^. "The old folks at home" (eucored), Mr. O: Jones song, The Holy City," Mrs L. Gr, Mthe song, The Skipper's cheer" (en- cored), Mr H. J. Griffiths; violin solo, "Berceuse," MrF. Ii. Shayler; song, "Darby and Joan" len- cored), Miss Maggie Evans; song, "The Tar's Home," Mr J. Tipping; song, "Tit for Tat" (encored), Miss Bessie Bevan comic song, Second- hand Clothes" (encored), Mr T. F. Perks; finale, God save the Q'leen."
♦ TENANTS' BALL AT POWIS CASTLE.
♦ TENANTS' BALL AT POWIS CASTLE. Ofi Tuesday night the Earl and Countess of Powis gave a b,,Ii at Powis Castle in commemoration of the birth ot their son and heir, the invited guests inciud- ing the tenant's and chief tradespeople of Welshpool. The decorations for the occasion were very elaborate and beautiful. The approach to the Castle Court was illuminated with rows of glittering fairy lamps, whde the drive was bordered with a large number of these pretty illuminations. The Court; itself was covered with a canopy of red and white suspended from V ÐIJctian masts entwined with box and bay, and prettily illuminated with lamps. On the right hand side was an exquisite decoration of groups of plants arranged in toe form of a garden, aLd con- sisting of tree fernE, palms, maiden hair ferns, ooleus, dracasnas, and 11.twering exotics, whioh looked exceed- ingly basiutuui when illuminated. The Castle steps were bordered with plants foliaged and flowering in pots. The quadrangle was covered with transparent canvas, under whioh was stretched a canopy of w',i-ite bi rdored with red, while the walls were also beautifully draped in the same colours. Here again the of fairy lamps, &a., had a pretty effect. At the end of the gallery leading to the terraces wa a magnificent imitation of a fairy grotto, where Chieesj and fairy lamps gleamed down on a fine fern tv. e .urrounded by all the choicest, and loveliest flowering and foliaged productions of the hothouse, interspersed with ferns ef every variety. The vails were clothed with oak and birch, and the whole effect was exceedingly pretty. The steps of the ball room on the left of the court yard were draped with red, and the approach was bounded with another fine group of plants, as was also the bail rnum door. The orchestra was bid by a curtain pampas grass and bullrushes, while the pillars we.-v- entwined with evergreens. Each IV ,'as window was tiuiielully draped with red and relieved with suspended baskets of flowers, while the candf- 13,bl: we-o clothed in evergreens, red and wnite pampas grass, and trailing ivy. Tilr cornices were festooned with evergreens, and at tho end ot tho room next to the museum -as the "Clive," worked in nobly proportioned letter. in rcc;d and white dahlias. The quadrangle and the gallery running alongside were uaed as supper rooms, the museum as a retiring room, a room to the riliit of the ball room as a smoke and card room, and there were also two refreshment rooms at the bo-.tom of the grand staircase. Every- thing that possibly could be done to ensure the com- fort of the guests was admirably arranged. The fli»ra! decorations were under the care of the head gardener, Mr Lambert, who was assisted by the estate officials The floor was in excellent condition, and the music was supplied by Mr Wm. Streater, ot Liverpool, ai d the following was the programme of dances: -Couiitrv dance, waltz, polka, lancers, polka. waltz, qusdrille, mazurka, waltz, polka, lance:3, waltz, Highland schottische, lancers, poika, waltz, polka, lancers, galop, Sir Roger de Coveney, God save the Queen. Dancing began shortly niter nine o'clock, and Lord and Lady Powis had a hearty reception. The house parly included the Earl and Countess of Powis, Lo.d and Lady Arthur Butler, Mr and Lady Louise Luder, Lady Ada Osborne, Lady Magdalene Herbert, Lady Margaret Herbert, Major and Mrs E. W. Herbert, the Hon. Miriam Tuelluson, the Hon. Tafctou Willoutihby, the Hon. F. Hill, Mr l't W. Williams-Wynn, Mr Wombwell, and Mr Williamson The invited guests were Captain and Mrs Mylton and partv, Garth, Major and Mrs Corbett-Winder and partv, Vayrior, Colonel and Mrs Harrison and party, Cae-'howel, Colonel and Mrs Heyward, Crosswomi, Mr l1-'ld Mis Humphreys-Owen, Glaasevern, Miss Navior an 1 ps.rt.y, L".gh'.on Hall, Captain Pryoo and party. Cyfronydd, Mrs Lovelt, Hauerchyd.)), Miss Corrie, Dy, 8 Mf Thompson Harrison, Clifton. Mr and Mrs G. D. Harrison, Fronllwyd, Mr and Mrs Salt, Shrewsbury, thi Mayor and Mayoress of Pool. Mr 0 and Mr A. H. Jones, the Rev G and Mrs Davis, The Vicarage, the Rev F. H. and Mrs Haw. kins, Pool, the itev L'ewelyn Jones, the Rev J P Lewis, the lie.- T. Hughes, Buttingion, the Rev John Burd, Chirbury, tha Rav R. J. and Mrs Roberts, Poo! Q.: *y, thu Rev B. W. and Mrs Brown, Mont gomery, the Rev Cecil and Mrs Hook, Oswestry, the Rev G. and Mrs Widiams. Trefonen, the R*v R. M., M'-f and tiie Mis-«ei White, Churohstoke, Mr, Mis and Mr J. H. Ad lie, P>wis Castle Park, Mr and Mrs Long, The Dairy, Mr F. D. Wood, Pool, Messrs W. aud G. Fit,z;ugh, Montgomery, Mr and Miss Aatei ley, Pentref, Llanvmynooh, Mr Heathoote. Powis Castle Office, Mr E. A. and Miss 0" Welshpool, Mr, Mrs and Miss Roberto, High-street, Mr Mid Mrs liJ, I Smith, Berriew-street, Dr and Mrs Hawksworth, Park-lane, Dr Cawthorne, Park-lane, Dr Gill, High. street, Dr Marston, High-street, Mr and Airs Thomas, Severn-street, Mr and Mrs Richards, Royal Oak Hotel, Mrs and Miss Hurst, Castle View, Mr Oak Hotel, Mrs and Miss Hurst, Castle View, Mr Mrs and Miss Clarke, Lion Hotel, Mr and Mrs John Smith, Hollybush, Mr and Mrs Albert Smith, Colien t Buildings, Mr Wm. Baker, Mr and Mrs Farmer, Mr and Mrs W. M. Ireland, Mr and Mrs Wm Roberts, Mr A. Parry, Mr and Mrs Wm. Gwilt, Mr and Mrs T. Griffiths, Mr aud Mrs John Sayce, Mr and Mrs Pryce Barretc, Mr acd Mrs C. Galloway, Mr, Mrs, Mr A. and Miss Watkin, Mr and Mrs Rogers, Penylan, Mr and Miss Rogers, High-street, Mr aud Mrs Stockton, Mr and Mrs Jas. Baker, Mr and Mrs Gittins, Mr and Mrs E. Wyke, Mr Josiah and Mrs Brick, Mr John Eddowes, Mr Bluck, Mr and Mrs Testar. Mr and Mrs Matthew Powell, Mr, Mrs, Mr Robt. and Miss Owen, Mr, Mrs and Miss Thomas, Mr, Mrs. and Mr James and Miss Davies, 1, High-street, Mr Arthur and Miss Kate Mallinson, Mr and Mrs John Ev-ms, Mr. Mrs and Miss Morris, Broad-street, Capt and Mrs Tigar, Clive.place, Mr, Mrs, Mr (jun) and Miss Jones, Clive-place, Mr and Mrs T. P. Jones, Clive- place, Mr and Mrs Samuel Morris, Mr and Mrs G. E. Davies, Miss Robinson, Mr and M;a;¡ Collender, Mr and Mrs J. H. Davies, Mr and Mrs W. A. Roters, Mr, Mrs, Mr Joseph snd Miss Morris (Severn Villa), Mr and Miss E. L. Jones, Mr, Mrs, Mr W. aiid Miss Marris (Foundry), Mr and Mrs Morgan Morris, Mr and Mrs Bushell, Mr John, Mr Dtvid and Miss Lloyd, Hall-street, Mr and Mrs Wall, Church-bank, Mr and Mrs Cowan, Broad-street, Mr and Mrs T. Rowley Morris, Mr and Mrs J. H. Anderson, Mr and Mrs Henry Lewis, Mr and Mrs T. J. Evans, Mr and Mrs and Mrs 10. Hughes, Mr and Mrs Richard Jones, Bank-buildings, Mr and Mrs S. Suiter, jun, Mr and Mrs D. Rowlande, Mr and Mrs G. W. Gowan, Mr W. Humphreys, the Editor Oswestry Advertizer, Mr lind Mrs Statham and Mr R. H. Bunner, Mr and Mrs R Evans, Mr and Mrs C. P Davies, Mr and Miss James,. Mr and Mrs E. R. James, Mr and Mrs C. S. Pryce, Dr. Morgan, Mrs Watkin, Dragon Hotel, Mrs J. S. Allan, Mr and Mrs McGavin, Dr. Robertson, Mr and Mrs C. B. Williams, Mr and Miss Mickleburgh, Miss Wilding, Miss Davies, Broad-street, Mrs Allen, Chnreh Bank, Mr and Mrs feoley, Mr and Mrs Jones, Park Farm, Mr and Mrs Davies, Moat, Mr and Mrs Bullock, Llwynderw, Mr, Mrs. and Miss Evans, Wernllwyd, Mr and Mrs Jones, Mount Farm, Mr and Mrs Leach, Cwm Farm, Mrs and Walter Colley, Penybryn, Mi and Mrs Higgins, Coedycwm, Mr and Mrs Willis, Sylfaen, Mr and Mrs Evan Kinaey, Buttington Hall, Mr and Mrs Mvtton, Buttington Hall, Mr and Mrs Bickerton, Brookaider Mr and Mrs Thomas, Garbett's Hall, Mr and Mrs Green, The Moors, Mr and Mrs Edwards, The Green, Mr and Mra Morgan, White House, Mrs Davies, Dragon Inn, Buttington, Mr and Mrs Morgan, Cletterwood, Mr and Mrs Davies, Stone House, Mr and Mrs Davies, Cwmbychan, Mr and Mrs Whitehall. Tanvralt. Mr and Miss Green, Tynvcelyn, Mr and Mrs Green, Maesydd, Mr and Mrs Green, The Bank, Mr and Mrs Colley, Coppice, Mr and Mrs Jones, Penliwyn, iVlr, Mrs, and Miss Hole, Crowther's Hall, Mr E. and Mr C. Jones, Bank, Mr, Mrs, and Miss Jones, Manor House, Mr and Miss Francis, Derwendeg, Mr and Mrs Jones, Dyer's Hall, Mr and Mrs Griffiths, Varchoel Hall, Mr and Mrs Davies, Coppice, Mr and Mrs Higgins, The Wern, Mr and Mrs Evans, Cloddia, Mr and Mrs Poweil, Leighton, Mr and Mrs Green, Redhouse, Mr and Mrs Jones, Mathrafal, Mr and Mrs Richards, Greeuhj.ll, Mr and Mrs Couud, Churohstoke Hall, Mr and Mrs Webster, Coruden, Mr and Mrs Jones, Llwvnrobin, Mr and Mrs Mitchell, jun., Old Castle, Air, Mrs, Mr T. and Miss Williams, Stalloe, Mr and Mr Davies, Hendomin; Mr and Mra Owen, Shammasford, Al i- Langford, Court Calmore, Mr, Mrs, Mr E. and Miss Jones, Sutton, Mr and Mrs Jones, Rhydyware, Mr and Mrs Graham, Rhydywhiman, Mr aud Mrs Davies, Gaer Mill; Mr and Miss Langford, Chirbury Hall, Mr and Miss Jones, Heightley, Mr, Mrs, Mr W. H. and Miss Morris, Chirbury, Mr and Mies Lanaford,Walcot. Mr and Miss HotchkUs, Hockleton, Mr Williams, Rudge, Mr and Mrs Hotchkiss, Kings- wood, Mr and Miss Evans, Timberth, Mr and Mrs Whittingham, Lower Lane, Mr, Mrll, Mr (jun.) and Miss Holloway, Dudstone, Mr, Mrs, Mr (jun.) and Miss Wood, Dudstone, Mr and Mrs Evam. The Moat, Mr Mills and Mrs Groves, Rownall, Mr Walter and Miss Ward, Crankwell, Mr Farmer (sen.), Mr Farmer (jun.), and Miss Farmer, Winsbury, Mr, Mrs, Mr T. aud Miss Howard, Gwarthlow, Mr and Mrs Davies, Gwarthlow, Mr and Mrs Jones, Rockley, Mr and Mrs Blayney Ditches, Mr Walter Hodgkiss, Bank Farm, Mr and Mrs Jones, Bank Farm. +
Womwdl, Mr Robert W. Wynn, the Hon. T. Willoughby, Miss Walton, Captain a\d Mr* Arthur Wynn, Capt., Mrs and Misses Adams, Mr and Mrs Anwyl, Mr and Mrs W. Forrester Ad iie, Mr and Mrs Bonsall, Mr T. B. Barrett, the Rev W. Brewster, The Rev John Burd, the Rev R. D. and Mrs Bonnor, the Rev E W. 0. and the Mit-ses Bridgeman, the Rev J. Mrs a-ld Miss Baines, Mr and Mrs Bonsall, Mrs Buckley-Wdliams. Mr W. Clive Bridgeman, Mr and Mrs A. Bonnnor-Maurice, the Rev E. W. And Mrs Brown, Colonel Bromhead and Officers. Depot, S.W.B:, Miss Buckley, Major and Mra Best, Mr Hu¡.;h Bonsall, Mr E. Barkworth, Sir John Conroy, Miss Corrie, Dr B. W. Cawthcnrne, Colonel Carey and Officers, Depot K.S.L. Iifantry, Mr W. Crowe, the Riv Henry F. and Mrs Cowper-Smith, Mr Carre, the R ;v J. S. Dixon, Mr J. Pryca Davies, the Rev T. H. iind Mrs Davies. Mr and Mrs Alfred Darby, Mr, Mrs and the Misses Duzdale, Mr and Mrs C. T. Dugdale, the Rev D. Grimaldt and Mrs Davis, Mr and Mrs E. Davies, Mr and Mrs T. Devereux-Pryce, Misa Gertrude Drayton, Mr Fergusson Davies, Mr R. J. Edmunds, Dr and Mrs Joseph Evana, Colonel, Mrs and the Misses Edwards, the Rev Walter, Mrs and M<ss Evans, Miss Egan, Mr and Mrs Fairles- Huaphroys, Mr C. G. Forbes, Sir Thomas G and Lady Frost, Miss Frost, Mr and Mrs John M. Frost, Major and Mra Forbes, the Rev E. A and Mrs Fishbourne, Mr and Mta Furley, Mr Thomas aud Miss Gill, the Rev F., Mrs, Misa and Mr F. T. Green, Miss Giovannetti, Mr and Mrs William GlU, Mrs Ciongb; Mr John GiU, Mr and lira J. W. Gill. Mr and Mrs Genth, Capt. and Mrs Gaisford, Mr and Mrs Gibson, Miss Godwin, Col. Harrison and Officers 4th Batt. S.W.B., Miss Harrieon, London, Mrg R. Mostyn Harrison, Miss Harrison, the Misses Hav- hurst, Mrs Herbert, Rev J. E., Mrs and Miss Hill, Mr and Mrs J. C Hilt -in, I>lr and the Misses Howell, Mr C. E. Howell, Mr W. M. Howell, Mr and Mra H. L. Howell, Mrs D. and the Misses Howell, Lient.- Col. and Mrs Huddleston, Colonel and Mra Heyward, Mr T. J. Hounsfield, junr., Mr and Mrs Hamphreps- Owen, Rev F. M. Hamiltod.Mr A. E. LI. Humphreys, Major-General the Hon. William and Mrs Herbert, Lord Harlech, the Hon. R. C., Mrs and the Misses Herbert, Mr J. M. Howell, Rev Thomas Hughes, Mr G. H. H. and Mrs Hayhnrst-France, Rev F. H. and Mra Hawkins, Lady Mary Herbert, Mr Edward Herbert, Mr R. W. Hughes, Lady Magdalen Herbert, Lady Margaret Herbert, Mr Francis T. Higgine, Miss Harrieon, Mr Edward Hussev, Major W. C. Hunter. Mr T. D. Haw-b, Mr Thomas Hardie. Mr T. Graham Hughes, Mr Lloyd Hughes, Mr. F. Walsham How, Mr and Mrs B. and Mist. Jones. Mr and Mrs R_ E Jones, Cefn Bryntalch, Mrs and the Morris Jones, Mr and Mrs E. Manrice Jcnes Mr M. P. Jones, Mr Wilfred Jones, Mrs, Miss, and Miss G. Hanmer Jones, Mr, Mrs, and Miss Hanmer Hilton Jones, Mr G. E. Jones, Mr Hcighway Jones, Col. Lord Kilmorey and Officers of the Shropshire Yeomanry, Mr and Mrs R. C. C. Long, Mr, Mrs, and Miss Lees, Mr, Mra, and Miss Leslie, Marquess and Marchioness of Londonderry, Dowager Marchioness of Londonderry, Mrs Loveil, Capt aud Mrs Audley Lovell, Captain and Mrs Lovett, Major and Mrs Langlands, the Rev J. L. and Mrs Lewis, Mr M. M. Lloyd, Mri and Miss Lomax, Colonel Liddell and Officers 23rd Regimental Depot, The Rev. J. P. Lewis, Mr and Mrs Christopher Leyland, Mr Newill Lea, Mr and Mrs Jasper More, Mr H. Morris, Miss B. M. Mytton, Sir Thomas, Lady, and Misses Meyrick, Rev J. and Mrs Matthews. Col. Sir T. Meyrick and Officers 3rd Batt. K.S.L.I., Mr T. Mytton More, Rev. O. A. and Mrs Nares, Col. and Mrs Norton, Miss Naylor, Mr and Mrs Oakley, Mrs Owen, the Rev B. Trevor Owen, Mr C. Whitely and Miss Owen, Mr and Mrs Price-Davies, Major, Mrs and Misa Patchett, Mr and Mrs Spencer Phillips, Messrs H. and W. Pryce, Mrs Pryce, Capt. and Mrs Meyrick-Pryce, Capt. Pryce, the Misses Devereux-Pryce, Mrs and Miss Price, Mr and Mrs E. S. Mostyn-Pryce, Miss Price, Mr E. B. and Mrs- Proctor, Dr and Mrs Purchase, Mr Llewelyn Price, Mr Kynaston Perrott, Mr Archibald Read, Col., Mrs and Miss Read, Mr M. Read, Captain and Mrs fccobell, Lord and Lady Sudeley, the Rev J. and Mrs Sawer, Mr and Mrs Severne, Major Salnsbury, Mr E. Sydney St. B. Sladen, Miss Stuart, Mrs Scott, Mr and Mrs Arthur Sampson, Mr Shaw Safe, Mr Richard Sanford, Mr J. Arthur Talbot, the Misses Talbot, the Hon. F., Mra and Miss Hanbury Tracy, Lt. Col. and Mrs Twyford, Mr and Mrs Frank Trevor, the Rev Warren, Mrs and Miss Trevor, the Hon. Algernon Hanbury Tracy, the Hon. Ida Hanbury Tracy, Mr E H. Thruston, Mr and Mrs Turner, Miss Thistle, Mr Henry Tatham, Mr and Mrs Vickers, the Rev J. E., Mrs and Miss Vize, the Lord Henry Vane-Tempest, Lord Herbert Vane-Tempest, Sir Offley and Lady Wakeman, Mrs Welch, Miss Wilding, Miss Williams, Mr and Mrs Charles Woosnam, Mr and Mrs Wright, Mr C. W. W. and the Misses Williams-Wynn, Col. Sir W. W. Wynn, Bart.. and Officers M.Y.C., Sir W. G. and Lady Williams, Lady Williams-Wynn, Mr Js. Whittaker (junr.), the Dowager Lady Williams- Wynn, Mr John Whitaker (junr), Mr Dugald Whitaker, Mr and Mrs, O. S. Wynn, Mr and Mrs W. R. M. Wynne, Mr H. E. Whitaker,. Mr B. Whitaker, Misses Woodman, Miss Williams,. Mr G. W. Wake- field, Mr E. H. Williama, Mr John A. A. Williams Mr E. G. WiUiams-Vaughan. +
THE OTTER HUNT BALL.
THE OTTER HUNT BALL. On Friday evening the members of Mr Buckley's otter hunt gave a ball in the Town Hall, Welshpool. The room was beautifully decorated, and presented a bright and attractive appearance. A special feature in the adornments were the otter heads, no less than 24 trophies being on view, and ranged round the ball room they added considerably to its beauty: A large number of the members of the hunt wore their hunt coats, and mingled with the handsome costumes worn by the ladies, formed a brilhant spectacle. The music was supplied by Mr W. P. Phillips's Quadrille Band, Newtown, while Mr Bebb, of Newtown, gave every satisfaction in providing the supper. The guests numbered about 170, amongst the company being Mr and Mrs E. Buckley, Mrs Welch, Mr Rnd Mrs W. Lloyd, Mr T. Lloyd. Mr Thurston, Mits Hawkea, Mr J. Jenkins, Mr S. Hawkes, Miss Lewis, Mr T. Graham Hughes, Mr W. Jones, Mr H. Adams, Colonel Harrieon, Miss Winifred Herbeit, Mr P. Montgomery, Mr E. Hussey, Mr T. J. Houns- field. Mr Jenkins, Mr John Jenkins and Miss Mary Jenkins, Ruthin, Mr Lea, Miss L slie, Mr Lomax, Mrs and Mrs Hanmer Jones, Miss Williams, the Rev J. Roberts, Llanfyllin, Mr C. H. Corballis, Mr and Mrs J. M. Duedale, Mr F. Lloyd, Mrs and the Miasea Walton, Mies Stevens, MissM. M. Lloyd, Mr Perrott, Captain Owen, Oriccieth, Mr E. C. Williams Vaughan, Mr F. How, Mr R. Simpson, Mr R. de Burghs Hodge, the Mount, Oawestry, Col. Bonnor, Mrs Proctor, Miss E. J. Drayton, Capt. Pryce-Jones, Mr T. Hardie, Capt. and Mrs Morgan, Miss Morgan, MrW. E. Pryce-Jones. Mr H. D. Pryce, Mrs Purcbas, Mr Poundley, junr., Dr Thompson, Belmont, Miss Poundley, Mr Rawson, Welshpool, Mr A. R. Wilson, Mr, Mrs and Miss Elwell, Mr and Mrs Powell, the Misses Jones, Bank House, Newtown, Mr Sladen, Mrs Hayes, Mr Swetenham, Mrs Walton, Miss M. Walton, Mr W. S. Owen, Mrs Owen, Miss Lloyd, Captain and Mrs Westby, Captain Tolcher, Mr Winnall, Madame Price, Guilsfield, Mr Williams, Mist) Evaaa, Llansantffraid, Mr Wright, Major W. C. Hunter, Mr and Mrs Hinchcliffe, Col. Read, Capt. Norgate, Aberdovey, Mr Bather, Colonel and Officers, Brecon, Colonel and OfficerR, Depot,. Shrewsbury. Mrs Corbett. Mrs C. T. Terrick. Capt. and MI" Davidson, Oawestry, Miss Eean, Mr Fairies Humphreys, Mra Furley, Miss Harrison, Mr and Mrs G. D. Harrison, Miss Harrison, Rowanleigh, the Rev Thomas Hugnes, the Vicarage, Buttington, Dr and Mrs Hawksworth, Park-lane, Welshpool, the Misses Jones, Gungrog, the Rev Mr Jones, Tvcoch, Col. Liddell and Officers 23rd Regimeutal District, Wrexham, Mr and Mra Jt-por More, Bishop's Castle, Colonel Sir Thomas Meyric and Officers 3rd Batt. K.S. Infantry, Shrewsbury, Dr Marston, Welshpool, Mr J. Mytton More, Much Wenlock, the Misses Naylor. Leighton, Mr and Mrs John Naylor, Colonel and Mrs Norton, Mr A. D. OweD. Fron. fraith, Mr and Mrs Price Davies, Mrs and Miè8 Price, Great Ness, Shrewsbury, Mr. Mas and th" Misses Price, Llanymynecb, Mr T. Read, Mr and Mrs Sampson, Mies S'aden, Miss Thistle, Mr and Mrs James Whittaker, the Misses Whittaker, Winsley Hall, Mr and Mrs Wright, Colonel Sir W and Lady Wynn, Sir Pryce and Lady Jones, Mr W. and Mrs Wynn, Mr. Mrs and the Misses Wood, Hinton Hall, Shrewsbury, Miss Whittaker, Fother- ton, Miss M. Corbett, Captain Oottouy Mr J. R. Morris, Mr W. Watkins, Mr George Prvce, Mr F. L. Richardson, Mr T. A. Williams, Mr E. Bragg, Mrs S. Rhodes, Miss Cosens, Captain and Mrs Isborne, Mr a.nd Mrs Turner, Mr and Mrs A. Lovett, etc. The members cf the hunt who weie alao preeen were—Capt. and Mrs Pryce-Jones, Capt. Wertbv, Miss Lane, the Misses Perrott, Mr R. O. Perrott, Mr F. Lloyd, Mr and Mrs Buckley, Colonel Read, Miss Read, Mr and Mrs A. Davies, Mr Swetenham, Mr W. E. Pryce-Jones, Mr E. Jenkins. Mrs Williams, Miss Williams, Mr H. D. Pryce, Miss Leslie. Mr Lomax. Miss Lomax, Miss Buckley, and Mr and Mrs Hounsfield.
We hear that the Dolforgan Estate has been purchased by Mr. Willand, who has resided for some time at Mount Severn, Llanidloes. Referring to our advertising colums it will be seen that entries close on Saturday, November 4th, foi Lucas's, North Wales, Horse Sales and Show at Wrexham, taking place on November 11th. Miss Jenny D. Pryce, P,)ol Crescent, pupil of Mr T. M. Pryce, R.A.M., has successfully passed in higher d'viaions harmony and singing, of the Associ- ated Boards Royal College of Music, and Royal Academy of Music. The examiner waa the lato Sir W. G. Cusins. FORTHCOMING SAMCS.—Messrs R. Gillart and Sons, auctioneers, of Towyn and Machynlleth, will offer some important and highly attractive freehold farms, houses, lands, &c., for sale during the week. On Tuesday, Ootober 31st, at the Bear's Head Hotel, Newtown, nine well-built cottages, situated in Lian. llwchaiarn. will be brought under the hammer. On the following day, Wednesday, November 1st, at the Wynnstay Hotel, Machvnlieth, farms, houses, build- ings, and land, situated in the parishes of Machyn- lleth, Cemmaes, Pennal, and Towyn, will be put up for sale. SHREWSBURY CORN MARKET, SATURDAY.—The weather of the past week has been most favourable for field work. and much progress has been made. The wheat trade has continued plow at unchanged prices. Beat barley has realised former figures, but secondary qualities have declined Is per quarter, Oats have continued to be steady. Flour has moved slowly. Offals have been in good dema.nd. our market here to-day was well attended, and a iair amount of business tmnst)ired.-Q,iotat-,uus.- wheat 4s 2d to 48 4d per 751bs rod wheat 411 Od to 4 3d der 751ba; barley 4s Od to 5s 6d per 701bs ,ats 121 Od to 14a 6d per 2251ba peas 12s Od to 13a Od per 2251bs; beans 15a Od to IGs 6d per 240lbs.- W. L. Brovhh 04 Co's Ciremier.
-r"RAMBLER" AT BERRIEW.
r "RAMBLER" AT BERRIEW. My name is Rambler, and as it would im&cato I am fond of rambling; that is to say when it is fine weather. When it comes to a weary tramp of several miles in a pitiless rain, without a gamp, I en* tertuin a fierce dislike to expeditions into the cout try. Although I forcibly pointed this out to Mr EDITOR he was inexorable, and with a sorrowful oono* tena,.ce and moist skin, I commenced my pilgrimage to Berriew, at which village was to be held a Tory demonstration. I had not procee4ied far before I ob- served a bedrabbied-looking wretch in front of me, and who turned out to be a fellow scribe. Journalists are passionately fond of giving advice, butfclow in putting it into practice. I mentioned that [ was rapidly getting drenched, when my com- panion suggested that I should take off my wearing apparel and carry it along the road in a bundle to keep it dry, but as I was uncertain as to what atti- tude the parishioners of Berriew might adopt towards natural beauty I refrained. Ultimately we arrived at Berriew in a half soaked condition and. made our way to the Lion Hotel, and while tea was in course of preparation we toasted our clothes and each other before a cheerful fire. At seven o'clock by the aid of the lamps I found myself in the Assembly Rooms, where had gathered a fair audience. Colouel HARRISON presided and opened the ball. Taere is certainly about the speech ot the gallant Colonel a tone of conciliotion and tol- eration towards his opponents, and I was pleased to observe that he recount ed that Liberals weie neither fools ortraducers, nor Dissenteri heretics and thieves. Certain politicians should remember this lesson when they feel inclmed to be carried away by excessive ardour. Colonel HAKRISON seemed to think that non-payment of Sir PRYCE-JONES s costs in elec- tion petition will have an ill-effect upon the Liberal mind. So muca the woree lor the Radical parcy, and at the prospect ot gain he should rejoice instead of deplore. Of course reference was made to the rumour concerning tie probability of Mr GLADSTONE con. testing the cdnnty, in case Mr STUART RENDBL is removed to that "haven of rest"—the Houae of Lords. He also mentioned th possibility of Mr HUMPHREYS OwjEN as a candidate, and a gentleman whom they all respected. Captain JOHNES does not respect the CHAIRMAN of the County Council, but as he possesses not only the respect but the affection- of almost everyone within the borders-of the county, he will not be irreparably ruined by the loss of Captain JOHNES' good opinion. The CAPTAIN- however, be can remain on the gridiron until I haY* criticised Col. HARRISON'S speech. The CHAIRMAN frankly admitted that Nonconfor- mists were not striving for Disestablishment and Disendowment for the sake of enriching their awn ciuse, and he appealed to them not to seek to cri I& the efforts of their sister church. It used to btf Mother Church." I am glad she is climbing ttfp the gwnealogical tree. The Church has been down quite long enough, and will be all the better for having the musty associations dispelled by irfc'h-air, aud becoming impregnated with i.ew life. Mr RoBERT WYNN, the Unionist candidate, has one good point—he is commeudably brief. After bv has said all he knows he sits dowa. Like another gentleman, his strength ius in his silence, but as for legislative ability or state-manlike capacity, he in as completely void as a ga nea-pig is of a tail. The aietreised farmer should lift up him head and be tnankful, since there has come into the fiild an ajnri- cuitural candidate in the person of Mr WTSBW. Whether sleeping or waking, eating or drinkiBCr speaking or thinking, this is to be the one toplo which shall absorb ilis attention. Hearing such a declaration, I pricked up ears, anticipating to how a new creed frum a rew disciple. Instead, I was informed that Mr GLADSTONE, EX* oept devoting one iine in the QUEEN'S Speech to the agricultural depression, had done absolutely nothing, wnich profound statement was followed with aa in- telligent disquisition about every horse owned by the farmer paying 19s 6i to the highway rate. I have copy of the QUEEN'S Speech before me, and the re- ference to agriculture extends over seven lines. My cutting is from the Du*ly Sews. If Mr WYNN gained his information from that journal, which is liko Ca&sar's wife, the Times, the error is eaailjr explained. To an ordinary roii d like mine t-lw problem about 198 6d and horses is still an enigma. I fancy that Mr WYNN, in view of the hope ot attain* ment of his lond hopes and ambitions, would scarcely deem it prudent to say that the Welsh IAwmd Commission is useless, or to deny that the evidence proves conclusively the need ot the Reform of tbo Land Laws, the Establishment of a Land Court, th. Abolition of the Law of Distress, Fixity of Tenure. Compensation for Improvements, and Repeal of the Game Laws. A Land Commission for England IMV also been appointed. If Mr WYNN is the true agricultural candidate cl that he would have the electorate be.ieve, he cannofe shut out from his sympathies that large class of per- sona who labour on the land. The greatest MOVS- ment ever set on toot for the emancipation of the labourer is the proposal to establish Parish Council.. and Mr WYNN will have to put mora heart and on.- ergy into his support of tba: measure before he ga.1n8 the slightest place in the confidence of the votera. A present he favours it in one b, cath, and in the next he condemns it. Perhaps these incongruities are due to his ignorance as to the provisions of the- Bill. At WeUhpool I heard him say that the character of the Bill was not known, and at Berrie he remarked that it would not altsr the preae arrangements! At least six months have elapsed since Mr Poi brought it before the tiuu,e. 1: Mr WYNN study the measure he would be eniigntened, an were a sincere friend of the labourer he would realise that unless the Parish Councils Bill Ie; the existing arrangements it is of no earthly bene tic to thai ciass it seeks tu aid. It is a legislation entirely for the working man. It at class privilege, and Mr WYN N his no more of wincing the constituency than i have of j over the moon if he intends perigiinatiug the advocating and upholding the ascendancy of tl over the poor. The day when men as individt to be considered is happily gone, and there dawning an era when legislation shall recogni existence of all classes of men. The Unionist candidate appears to possess and antiquatf 1 ,-deas on Home Rule. 1 should thought that the endless discuaaions which 1 taken place on Home Rule, ana which daily come in the Press, he could have got together someth more entertaining th/in the flitnlent and stale art meob used by Cr-lonel SACKDISSON six or set years agj. T h-ive dirh-dup the various leaders, interspersed witu ciioice en., till would have beet. deciderily mjre am:.sing. A« it was I yawned and bemoaned my hare tate, though 1 confess to having faiu ly "saiiled at the exquisite metaphor of the BiU beirer r^ccned ci tr.e vis;< n-»iy waves in ,hich it, was engulf'D." it. i~ int^se ting 10 note Mr WYNN'ST deep c),,c rn le-t oy ^rantii.g H. Rue capital and ,;r,3,iiL woal. il., i'lom I-.eJaiid ua-J tho Britisii labour market be ft with Irish workmen, who wouli reduce the raw- of wage. It is said hat u¡ old workman hearing his master set forth th¡.; JO(Jl.rine :-e m..u cd, Na.y, master, don't ihee tel. ua that, for if thee believed it thos wouldt be the f st to vote for Home Rule." There is a good deal of shrewdness in these words every syllable is rue. So singular a solicitude in tkv welfare of the .v rking-man must, have a cause as acrunge as the eff ->■v.. For the fi st time in the history of the Tory part;, ii is pretendiii/ to betray an anxiety ia the wag?a received by the workers. Hitherto th# latter have bet a looked upon as beings necessary to exist for the rich inan's comfort, and whether they starved, sickened, or died from loathsome diseaet was a matte, which rever entered into the region of their thought. iiii deception is too apparent to M- beliived, and wen- it fictitiousness not easily diaw cerned, it wonid io too good to possibly be true. It needs but a r petitton of the performance which to(-)k place at t, letter part of the meeting to eD- tirely bast wh-er hopes Mr WYNN has of M#- cess. Mr RICHARD LANGFORD created a sensa1p>a* though perhaps l ot in the right direction. "Pootf deluded man, »i< thanks God daily for the House Os 'Lords! and tin audience cheered the sentiment. I AILYLE'S of the world was correct. I had tiie pleasure of being introduced to Mr LAJhJ- FORD, who chatted quite pleasantly until he dis- covered I was a Radical, when he changed hIs lo and bestoweu u on me a pitying gaze, such as ha would give a g,.Itleman from Patagonia, and turnel a. way. If Captain J OllNES was satiefied with hiserfor maiiee, it is LO z me to complain. I render unto age that res¡ .t and sympathy which it demauda, and in like ma. nd I regard his jokes. It is a pit, that the COLON SI. did not put a resolution pledging ti>e meet.ng r ..port Mr V.'YNN, as it would bar# afforded several pressnt an opportunity of shewing ahegianc to STDART RENDEL, who has no cau. I to worry about, 'hø security of his eeatyet. Mr WTKS has only to co: ime speaking a little longer, and the whole consti jency will hail with joy the advent ef. a speaker WI. ia oompeteat to deliver hiBBetf at to political ocatva.
PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS M ftbelow are inserted at the following charges: INSERTIONS. ■Situations Wanted £ o. f o Situations Vacant ords. 1 3 6 9 Apartments Wanted ——— ——" Atxirtments to Let a. d. B. d. s. d. s. d .Houses to Lot 20 10 20 36 4 I) -Houses Wanted 28 1 6 3 0 4 6 6 0 -Lmt or Found 36 20 40 60 76 Miscellaneous Wants 44 2 6 5 0 7 0 8 6 52 3 0 6 0 8 0 9 6 ..4 These prices are only applicable when the Advertisement is prepaid. SPECIA.L NOTICE.-If the advertisement is not accompanied by a remittance, each insertion will be increased by 6,1.
THE UNITED PACK.
THE UNITED PACK. WILL MSET. At 8 a.m. THb SEVERN VALLEY HARRIERS. I WILL MEET. 'foe*day. Oct. 31.Forden Station Friday, Nov. 3 Abermule Taeaday. Nov. 7 Llandyssil JPriday, Nov. 10 Revel Bridge Each day at 11 o'clock. S. D. -PitICE-DAVlES, Master.
PARISH COUNCILS. PABLIAMENT will meet on Thursday, Nov. 2nd, when the first Order of the day will be the second Wading of the Parish Councils Bill. For years this talked of measure has been dangled in front -of the labourer's nose, much in the same way as a. carrot is in front of a donkey—without any -ehaaee of his getting it. The opportunity has at last presented itself, and the Liberal party, true to their pledges to the country, will use every ,exertion to pass the reform during the coming session. Notwithstanding the Tory leader's Mieer that a circus would be of more benefit, the nak and file of the reactionary party, without risking the safety of their seats, dare not oppose the measure. They may seek to mar its scope of Operation by a side issue, while there will be, doubtless, a strong discussion upon that part of the Bill which relates to the Church. The imme- diate effect of the passing of this Act will be to bury the decrepit survivals" of Local Govern- ment. Order and organisation will be substituted Iør chaos, and instead of a few people governing -the Tillage, it will be under the control of the whole body of parishioners. Never since the 4tma that the rural labourer became conscious -&it he possessed a vote has there been jntro- ( dae such a democratic measure. To' every Village in England and Wales which can boast of Jt population of 300, or any rationally-defined Araa possessing that number of people, will be given a. Parish Council to manage all its civic affairs. The Council will be elected by ballot, and without plural voting, thus recognising the principle of one man one vote. It will appoint .overaeers for the poor, hold parish property, and will have the complete control of the machinery at the Allotments Act, besides which it is em- powered, to acquire if necessary recreation grounds; to improve water supplies; deal with, Misamtation; repair and maintain footpaths; control local charities, and many other things •which have hitherto been left undone. A District Council may delegate to a Parish Council any power under the Public Health Act which might be entrusted to a. parochial committee. The Chairman of the District Council is made a justice of the peace for the county, while henceforth the •fltergyman has no right to occupy the chair at a Puivh meeting, except at the invitation of his prisbioners. Such is a rough sketch of the Vrovisions and powers of the proposed Bill; and jtette persons, having any knowleige of the present gjrgtern of government in our parishes, will not .&-my,Umt the measure comes before it is needed. No doubt the Churchman is right when he says that the Bill is a meek and mild form of Dis- -estoblishment and Disendowment, and it is be- £ &oge that it is so necessary and will act so (3>en.e^centlj in the government of the people that ve express a wish that the full and righteous ttteosoxe, of which this is the earnest, may speedily follow. The ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY during A6 week has referred to the Bill as a measure of tfocil moment and so 10ng overdue, which cannot now be delayed, much less destroyed by any aition, however vigorous, from the Church of Jgeglajid. The words exhibit a more friendly -atutu" on the part of the Church towards the Sill than eould be anticipated, judging from the avu-arks made at various Church conferences. We tfeel sure that the Government would approach any suggestions which might be made by the ,emlesi-astical party in that attitude of conciliation ,and wneession for which a Liberal Ministry has always been celebrated, and by calm and dis- passionate reasoning on both sides, ere the year IMJ passed away, a reform will have been placed ..()11 the Statute Book, which shall be for the anivergal benefit of the poor, and the harbinger of A happier and brighter life than has yet been .taeir lot.
—————————| A GREAT PROBLEM.
————————— A GREAT PROBLEM. Mx. BIRCHAM, Local Government Board In- < spector, has said that Caersws Workhouse is a tMnMey for tramps. Whether this assertion be itrue or not the MASTER reported at the last meet- fug of .the Newtown and Llanidloes Board of -Onardi.tn,g •that these gentry were flourishing in appalling numbers. Vagrants in Belgium are i&eated in rather a novel way. So great a nuis- SMice had they become in that country that in 18&2 the State passed a law by which were es- ^-falHwhed depots de mendicite and maisons de rSgtage. Persons coming under the category of rtiiose who can but will not work are committed to the former for terms ranging from two to seven .,a.rs; and those persons who want but cannot obtair- work are sent to the latter home, and de- -iaioed until they have earned a certain sum of money by their labour. The problem to-day is -how can this class of persons be reduced or abol- jsked in England, for Caersws is not an isolated district. The Poor Law to a large extent is re- ,-aponzible for the existence of a vast pauper class. Belief cannot be giv n to a man unless he is ■literally destitute. He may have a comfortable ftooic, but being out of work he has no means of subsistence; yet the law compels him to sell his g&dM, live on the proceeds, and until he is home- less, moneyless, and starving it cannot reach out helping hand, and the acceptance of which traudg him as a criminal and marks him with the badge of inferiority. Of course there are a large ftamber of loafers, who find it more profitable to be unemployed than employed, but there are hundreds of honest men going about the country OpaSrinfr work. To legislate with fairness for the ,gma.fi& workmen and the lazy, indolent scamps 4JIo pwwl around, is one of the most difficult problems of the day. MR. FOWLER has sent out a circular to the Boards of Guardians, calling at- tention to the powers they possess in initiating useful public works. The Boards are not willing to start relief works for many legitimate reasons, but the question will shortly have to be seriously considered. An increased poor rate might push many struggling farmers and poor workmen into the great army of paupers, but the problem can- not be shelved, and some means will have to be adopted for the amelioration of the evil. LICENSING APPEALS LATTERLY there has been manifest on a few magisterial benches a feeling that the facilities afforded to "lovers of the flowing bowl" to wor- ship at the shrine of BACCHUS are far too numer- ous, with the result that in several towns need- less licenses have been refused. The owneis of these houses are almost exclusively brewers, who are as a class very wealthy. Money being no ob- ject, appeals are made at Quarter Sessions to get the refusal to grant a license quashed, and in numerous instances the appellants have been suc- cessful. It is must not be for one moment im- agined that any miscarriage of justice as being the cause of lte reversal of the decision. The packing of the magisterial benches with brewers, squires, and Church parsons, who are invariably infucated with old-crusted Toryism, is responsible for these singular proceedings. For instance, the Bench at Crewe decided that the renewal of several licenses in that town was unnecessary, and the brewers appealed against the decision. At Quarter Sessions the whole of the Cheshire magis- trates sat in j udgment, and while being entirely ignorant of the requirements of the town, for political purposes, the majority favoured the ap- peal. This fact only illustrated how great and ur- gent the need is for the LORD CHANCELLOR to appoint more magistrates of an impartial char- acter, while it proves how closely lords lieutenant have kept the judicial bench for men in agree- ment with Conservative opinions. OUR SPIRITUAL FATHERS. The BISHOP of EXETER has just delivered him- self on the action which two Archbishops and twenty Bishops took in voting against the Home Rule Bill. His Lordship says that he and his colleagues could not shut their ears to the cry of their Protestant brethren of Ireland. These spiritual authorities, he says, did not consult as to what should be their action, but by a common instinct they all found themselves in the same lobby. Surely there is nothing marvellous or strange about the statement. Their Lordships were merely following out the course adopted by their predecessors and others of that ilk in going against the will of the electors, and standing in the way of the democracy of the nation. Such has been their record and it would be almost a pity to dishonour the traditions of their spiritual fathers at the approaching close of their career. WORTHY OF ATTENTION SorlrE time ago we called attention to the want of support accorded by the Nonconformists chapels to the Montgomeryshire Infirmaiy, and we felt it our duty to give the Church credit for assisting the institution in the way she did. We are pleased to note that a concert in aid of the funds of th(# Infirmary will be given at the Providence Wesleyan C hapel, Garthmyl. The effort is worthy of emulation, and we trust that the concert will be a pronounced success. An excellent pro- gramme has been prepared.
COUNTY BALL AT WEI-SIIPOOL-
COUNTY BALL AT WEI-SIIPOOL- This annual ball was held in the Assembly Room, Welshpool, on Thursday last. The elaborate decora- tions, which were executed by Mr John Thomas, showed up the room to a great advantage, and the choice exotic plants were tastefully arrangea in front of the orchestra, and also in the retiring room (Council Chamber). The floor was polished by Mr J. Quinn, and the plants were sent by Mrs Naylor, Leighton Hall. Capt. Weatby, and Mr E. Buckley were the decoration committee, aid every- thing was arranged admirably. An excellent super du bal was supplied by Mr Evan Eebb, Newtown, in the Corn Exchange, this room also being tastefully dr (pfd like the ball room in red and white. The band was under the able conductorship of Mr J. Whittingham, and the music was as usual in first clss style. Over 200 were invited, including the following:—Mr W. H. F. Adams, Mr Forrester AdJie, Mr John Addie, Mr Bather, Mrs and Miss Beck, Lord and Lady Arthur Butler, Mr and Mrs Backiey, Mr Ernest Blagg, Mr H. Boker, Mr S. Cox, Mrs Curling, Mr J. S. Cbarlesworth, tlu Hon. Eleonara Chetwynd, Miss Mabel Corbett, Miss Coseng, Mrs and Miss Cerbett Winder, Capt. Cotton, Hon Darea Curzon, Mrs Chadwick, Sir Everard Doyle, Miss Davison, Capt. and Mrs Davison, Mr a."rl iirs Andrew Davies, Admiral Drummo id, Mr Ferguson Davits, Mr and Mrs J. Marshall Duedale, Major and Mrs Evans, Mrs Fitzansh, Mr Godfrey and Mr William Fitzhngh, Mr J. Filgate, Mr and Mrs Garnett, Hon F. Hill, Dr and Mrs Hawksworth, Col. and Mrs Harrison, Mr and Mrs G. D. Harrison, Mr E. F. D. Harrison, Mrs Hayes, Miss Hawk*, Mr Edward Herbert, Miss Winifred Herbert, Major Herbert, Mr Edward HllilRPY, Mrs Humphreys, Mr Martin and Mr William Humphreys. Mrs Itnd the Misses Humphreya, Mr, Mra and Mi-ti Hou' sfield, Mr T. J. Houosfield, Mr and Mrs Hiuchiifie, Mr R. de Burgbo Hodge, Mra Holme, Miss Howell, Mr J. M. Howell, Mr F. Graham Hughes, Captain Grahame Herbert, Mr J. Jenkins, Mr E. Jenkins, Rev Llewelyn Jones, Mr Walter and the Misses Jones, the Misses Johnes, Mr T. Simpson Jones, Mr and Mrs Kerr, Mr Wm. Lloyd, Mr Jack and Miss Lane, Mr and Mi"s Leslie, Miss Dumville Lees, Mr Hugh Lewis, Miss Lewis. Mr J. M. E. L oyd, Mr and Mrs Lloyd, Miss Lloyd, Mr all.) Mrs Arthur J. Lovett. Mr Loder. M.P., Lady Louise Loder, Mr F. H. Lloyd, Mr J Lamay, Dr Marston, Mit-s Evelyn, Montgomery, Mr Percy, Montgomery, Miss Miller, Mr John Morris, Mr and the Mioses Moon, Captain and Mrs Mytton, Mr and ilir., John Naylor, Mrs. Naylor. and the Misses Navior, Mr Ll. A. and MiesNares, Captain Nurgite, Mr G. K. O-vea, Captain and Miss Ooborne, Mr and Mrs W. Scott Owen, Mr Herbert D. Owen, Dr and Mrs P-imer. Mr H. O. and the Misses Perrott, Mr R Pryce, 31f Geo. Pryce, Madame and Miss Pryce. Miss Poundley, Mr Mrs and Misses Pryce, Mr and Mrs E. Powe.l, Sir Pryceand Lady Pryce Jones Misses Pryce Jones Messrs W. E. and A. W. Pryce-Jones, Captain E. and Mr. Pryce-Jones, the Earl and Countess of Ptwis, Mrr Lewis Price, Mr Cecil F. Rawson, Mra Rhodes, Ms Fred L. Richardson, Rev C. F. Roberts, Rev a.nd Mrs R. J. Roberts, ColoDel Road, Rev John Roberts, Mr Henry Sweteuham, Miss Stevens, Miss de W. Stoiiss, Mr Cunliffe Smith, Miss Sladeu, Hon. Maria t'hellasson, Mr and Mrs Thnrsby, the Hon. Charles Hill Trevor, Mr Normand Todd, Captain Tolcher, Mr and Mrs Turner, Miss Laura Trevor, Captain and Mrs Westby, Rev. R. Mrs and Miss Walton. Miss M. Walton, Mr Watkin Watkin-1, Mr H. E. Whitaker tind Mira Whitaker, Mr and Mrs W. H. Whitaker, Mr and Mrs J. Whitaker, Mr, Mrs Js. and the Misses Whitaker, Mr B. Whitaker. Miss Edith Whitaker. Mr and th3 Misses White, Mr F. A. C Wright, Mr F. and the Misses Williams-Wynne, Mrs and Miss Williams, Mr C. P. Winnall, Mr Williamson, Mr