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LLANIDLOES,—THURSDAY. Before J. R. Pryse (chairman) and J. Kitto, Esqril. SCHOOL CASES.-WilliaM Jones, clerkof the Llan- gurig School Board, summoned Richard Evans, Twy- gwyn, with not sending his daughter regularly to t school. Defendant's wife appeared and said that her daughter was suffering from the English cholera, and was under the care of tha Doctor.—Case dismissed. Mary Jones, Herbrisg, Llangurig, also summoned for a similar offence was fined 4s including cot)ts.-Ann Griffibhs, Blue BeU, Llangurig, was also summoned by the same officer with causing her child to be kept from school, and was fined 5a.—Mr Owen Mills, school atlendanoe officer, Llanidloes, addressed the Bench, and said that the Board Schools and National Schools of the town during the last year had suffered great losses owing to the bad attendance of scholars, and tne Board were determined to be more strict in future. At the last Board meeting 28 cases were ordered before the magistrates. Owing to the num- ber being so large they aecided to take ten at a time. He haJ brought that number before the Bench that morning, and he could state that all the children summoned were well able to attend school the day that they were served with a notice.—Edward Davies, Great Oak-street; Edward Ralph Owen, John Jones., and Evan George, Church-sireet, were fined 5s, including costs, for not sending their chil- dren to school.—Edward Owen, Penygraig, and: Margaret Morris, Short Bridge-street, were fiued i 2i 6d for not sending their children to school.—John Jones, Josiah Elias, George Thomas, painter, and John Evans, Church-street, were summoned for the same offence, but the cases were dismissed, the parents being cautioned to send their children regu- larly to school. MONTGOMERY COUNTY SESSIONS, THURSDAY. Before N. W. Fairies-Humphreys, Esq., and Captaiu H. O. Johnes. SEVERE REMARKS FROM THE BENCH.— ALLEGATIONS AGAINST A SCHOOL- MASTER. The only business was the hearing of a large batch of school cases entered by Messrs. Tomley & Oliver for the Forden Union School Attendance Committee. The cases entered by Mr Tomley were against persons residing within the sessional division for which the justices sat, but a number of Mr Oliver's were against Shropshire people. Mr Tomley's eases were adjourned to permit of improved attendance. On tho otiier cases being called, the chairman (Mr Fairies-Humphreys,) asked Mr Oliver in which parish the defendant (a John Rimmer) lived? Mr O iver: Stockton Wood, in Chirbury pariah, Shropshire. What is the reason that the school cases are brought from Shropshire to the Montgomery Session? I believe there is a new arrangement or disarrange- ment, the Central Police Station and Magistrates Offices are erected at Pontesbury, which is between nine and tea miles from these people's residence. The sessions that used to be held at Marton were removed lately. How tar is Marton from Pontesbury? Between lime and ten miles. How far is Marton from here?—Six miles. And is there no Petty Sessions held between here and Pontesbury ?—No. P.C. Pryce said tnat it gave the police a lot of extra trouble to serve the Shropshire summonses, as some of the summonses had to be taken a long distance. Mr Fa rles-Humphreys: Is it provided by any fipecial order that the magistrates for one county can adjudicate up-m cases brought out of another? Mr Oliver: I am given to understand that the cases may be heard in the Forden Union. In reply to further questions from the Bench, Mr Oliver said that it was exceedingly inconvenient to bring the people to Montgomery, but he did not know whether the expense or the summonses was greater. There were magistrates living in the parish of Chirbury, and near Marton, Sir Offley Wakeman and Mr Mostyn-Pryca. The sessions for the hundred of Chirbury used to be held at Marton, and it was under the C mnty Council or Quarter Sessions that the new arrangement had been made, and it was greatly to the inconvenience of the people. The Cuair nan said the water ought certainly to be laid before headquarters. fhere was a very large extent of 8 ropslnre many miles away from a c-,urt- house, and the work was thrown on to the Mont- gomaryshire magistracy, a.id he must say that school" cases were njt altogether agreeable. It was sevefi- Uea miles from his residence at Cwm, Bromley, in ,Bromptot, and Rhidton, to the nearest petty sessional -eoarthonsa—that at Pontesbary-and an informant would ha.va to be taken all tnat: distance, and there was no railway communication at all. He certainly thought that attention should be called to it, and he objected exceedingly to doing what the Shropshire maieta é could very well do, as there ought to be a cessions held at Chirbiwy. He knew the district very well, and could safely say that this was incon- veniesicin^ the peo'plo-and poor penple chlefly-very much. Captain Johne3 concurred, and said that the matter muse be brought bafore Quarter Sessions. Before the cases were proceeui.d with a letter was handed to the Chairman, who after it had tem perused by the Bench, said that the action of the clergyman who had written it was very decidedly disapproved of by them, as be endeavoured to interfere with the ends of justice. That clergyman, he said, speaking of the cases brought from Shropshire, aekod that the summonses might not ba dismissed, and after adding the names of the persons summoned, went on to say ths.t there were no legal ejeensos for the offences.. He (the chairman) had not aeon any- thing more indecent than that a clergyman should attempt to prejudice thccisaj against the defendants. Captain Jonncs characterised the communication as a gross interference with justice, to attempt t; pat unsworn evidence before the Court. Tile name of the clergyman did not fcranspiie. Tne hearing of th(! cases wns then proceeded with, but not without a protest from the Bench, n ho said that were it not for the sake of the defendants jthtf wopld deelino to fceax the pases. J Six summonses were brought against paren V whose children attended Marton school. Thes defendants were unanimous in declaring that th children would not go to F-chool on account of thei harsh treatment by the schoolmaster. One defendant said that hi? boy had to be attended by the doctoi on account of the effects of a blow on the side of hit head. Another woman, with tears in her eye, declared that blows on the side of the head with t ruler bad caused her child to become deaf, and she was afraid to report it. The whole of these cases were dismissed by th< Beech, an intimation being given to the defendlnt that they should report the matter to the schoo managers. A number of other school cases were heard, attend- ance orders being made and adjournments granted. MONTGOMERY BOROUGH SESSIONS. THURSDAY".) Before the Mayor and Captain H. 0. Jones. SCHOOL CASES.—On the information of Robert Tomley, Richard Jones, of Arthur Street, and John Davies, of Kerry Street, were both fined for not send- ing their children to school. In the first case a fine of 58 was indicted.—In the second case a similar fine was inflicted, the defendant's daughter having only attended school 162 times out of a possible 285. LLANFAIR SESSIONS,—SATURDAY. Before Rev S. Reed (chairman), and Messrs Houns- field and Watkins. D.C.C. Crowden was also present. CRUELTY.-P.C. Davie3 charged T. Howelli. LUnerfyl, with cruelty to a sow. Fined 7s including c )S(.8. LARCENY.—Martha Williams charged Watkin Francis with stealing half-a-sovereign on the 18th August.—Complainant stated that she was servant at the Vicarage, and defendant, while engaged in some mason work there, took half-a-sovereign out 01 her purse which lay on her dressing-table.-Franci,- pleaded gnilty, and was fined X3 including coats. Ass-AULT.-F.obart Richards, Gwaenymaglau, was charged by David Jones with assaulting him on the 13th October. FinedXI including costs.
MONTGOMERY TOWN COUNCIL. ?
MONTGOMERY TOWN COUNCIL. ? THURSDAY. Present: The Mayor (Alderman N. W. Fairies- Humphreys) in the chair Councillors E. R. Jamas. T. Williams, G. Farmer, E. Williams, W. Mickle- burgh, and J. Withers, Messrs C. S. Pryce, J'own Clerk, W. P. Hole, Surveyor, and R. Tomley, In- spector. WATER SUPPLY. A committee consisting of the Mayor and Council- lors James and Farmer, was appointed to have some incidental alterations, necessary before the laying on of the water, carried out. DBPUTY-MAYOB. It was reported ts tne council, Dy the Mayor, that Councillor E. R. James had been appointed by him as his deputy for the performance of the duties of the mayoralty during his absence. FIRE ENGINE.—This matter, which had previously several times adjourned, was again brought up. The Mayor stated that as there wafe now a sufficiency of water, thq fire engine could now be properly tested. He promised to have this done at once, and the mat- ter cou!d then be further dealt with. FINANCIAL. The bills for the past quarter were ordered to be paid, as were the salaries to the different officers due at Michaelmas. This was all the business of public interest.
LLANlDLOiiS COUNTY COURT,-MONDAY.
LLANlDLOiiS COUNTY COURT,- MONDAY. Before His Honour Judge David Lewis. JUDGMENT SUMMONS.—David Jones and Co., Shop-yr-Oen, Llanidloes, applied for a judgment sum- mons against David Jerman (mason), Llanidloes. Tcie amount due was .£2. Plaintiff said that defend- ant earned 21s per week and had no cause to lose a single week's work since February last.—Defendant's wit", appeared and stated that some weeks her hus- band only got about 109 or 128 a week, owing to the unsuitable weather.-His Honour asked plaintiff for written statement of defendant's wages supplied by defendant's master.-Plaintiff did not think it necessary, his statement being correct, but he Aould get the full particulars written by the next court, and the case was adjourned.
SUICIDES AT SHREWSBURY.
SUICIDES AT SHREWSBURY. On Wednesday week, Mr R. E. Clarke, coroner for the borough of Shrewsbury, held an inquest on the body of Rev William Sandford, of Kingsland Grove, formerly rector of Bicton, who died that morning from self-inflicted injuries.—Mr Folliott Sandford, brother of the deceased, said that deceased had always been a very quiet and reserved man, and was compelled to give up his clerical duties some years ago. He had suffered much from gout. He had written to witness asking him if he could be sent to Dr Hyslop's private asylum, and steps had been taken with that object. On Monday, October 2nd, witness called for deceased to take him for a drive, but he refused. Witness left him in his dressing- room, and went for a drive with the deceased's wife, and he was still in the dressing-room when they returned.—Emma Jones, cook, said that while her mistress was out she went to the dressing-room, and spoke with the deceased. When Mrs Sandford came home she went to the door, but the deceased would not open it, and she said she would have it broken. Deceased then came out of the room, and his wife tjok him to the bedroom. There was a lot of blood on his clothes, on the floor, and in the washing basin. Dr Eddowes, who was sent for, said that there was a jagged wound on the deceased's throat, a wound four inches long on the left side of the chest, and the lung was cut. There was also a wound on the left thigh. The deceased was quite conscious up to the previous Saturday. The razor produced would have inflicted the injuries.—A verdict was returned that "the deceased died from self-indicted wounds while in an un-sound state of mind." Later on in the day Mr R. E. Clarke held an inquest at No. 2, Cannon-street, on the body of John James, aged 42, a commercial traveller, in the employ of Messrs. S.ngleton & Co., Shrewsbury, who was found dead in his room that morning.—Ernest Jno. James, son of the deceased, stated that he left, nis father eating his supper the previous night. 01. going to his father's room next morning, about ten o'clock, he found him with his back against the oedpost. H3 spoke to him, but he received no innvver.—Dr. Cureton said that on entering the bedroom that morning he found bim in the position described, and also noticed the window cord around his neck. He appeared to have been dead three or four hour:?, dea-,Ii having been caused by fetrangula tion.-A verdict in accordance with the medical teotimony was returned.
EFEL FACH. EVENING CONCERT.—On Friday evening a concert in aid of the funds of the Assembly Rooms, Efel Fach, was held. There were about 400 present.—Mr Clement Macguire Kershaw, of Newtown, occupied the chair, and appropriately opened the meeting. In doing so he referred to the energy of Mr William Franeis in getting up the concert, and said their thanks were due to every one of the ladies and gen- tlemen who had come to help them. He had much pleasure in contributing £ 1 la towards the funds (cheers). The programme was then proceeded with, and opened by the Newtown glee party singing a part song, li Spring." Mr Gilbert Trow elicited an encore for his fine rendition of "Shipmates," and tater in the evening he was again successful with "Four jolly smiths." A duet, The two cousins," by the Misses Maggie Evans and Annie Barratt was especially worthy of note. Miss K. Pritchard made an auspicious appearance, and, with cultivation, will prove a talented vocalist. She sang with much feel- ing Hosauna in exoelsis." Mrs Kershaw followed with a pianoforte uoio, after which M. E. O. Jones gave Is that mother bending o'er me?" The quar- tette party acquitted themselves with coedit in A bank of daisies while a duet, Shepherd aud maid," by Miss A. Barratt and Mr Wm Francis, was a pronounced success. Mr T. H. Downing intro- duced thd comic element with The bounder's foot- ball club," and aa an encore, gave But I'm not." He was even more successful with Daisy" in the second part. My lady the countess," as trio, by the Misses Evans, Barratt, and Pritchard, was the best performance of the evening. All three artistes are pupils of Mrs Tanner-Francis, and their finished len- deriug of the piece speaks eloquently for the train- ing they have received. Miss Maggie Evans sweetly saiig w The holy city," while Mrs Tanner-Francis' -iong, Sunshine and rain," was much enjoyed. The remainder of the programme was occupied by the performances of Messrs Francis and Trow, Mrs T. Francis and Miss Evans, the Newtown party con- cluding the concert with a trio, The chough and the crow." Mr W. Francis oonducted, and Mra Kershaw efficiently presided at the piano.
LLANSILIN. MOELFRE BOARD SCHOOL.—On Thursday the scholars, together with tneir patents and ftiends, tiad the annual scnool treat. The weather was rather cold, and occasional showers slightly marred the pleasures of the day, but notwithstanding these drawbacks all the children were present, and a large numbe>- of their friends. The tea tables were pro-ided over by Mrs Lewis, of Gianyrafon, Miss Morris, of Lloran-issi, and Miss Morgan, the Park, and the following ladios rendered valuable assist- &nce:-Mi,gs Davies, Wernit fa, Miss M. E. Evans, the School, Mrs Hamer, the School, Miss Lewis, Gianyrafon, Mrs Lloyd, Tanygraig, Miss Lizzie Morris, Lloran-issa. Mrs Owens, Bronhuddan, Mrs Mrs Richards, Ty'nllyn, Mr Wm. Lloyd, Tanygraig. After tea the children proceeded to an adjoining field belonging to Mrs Williams, Berthllwyd, where they ran for a large number of h%ts, stockings, toys, and other articles. The racing was superintended by Messrs Morris, Whitfield and Hamer. In the evening a very successful concert was held in the Schoolroom, under the presidency of T. Morris, Eiq J.P., and among those present were Dr. Jones, the Rosset, Watkin Richards, Esq., Glasgoed, Rev. J. Williams, Llangadwaiadr, Rev. D. Jones, Llansilin, the Misses Morris, Lloran-issa, Mrs Morris, Ltorad-ucba, Edward Morris, Esq., Lloran-issa, and others. Tho following programme was very success- fully performed, Miss Maggie Evans, the School, being the accompanist:—Address, The Chairman song. All through the night," Children song, "Y fenyw fach a'r beible mawr," Miss M. E. Jones; song, My grand-dads' song," Children; duet, Messrs R. and D. Morgan; song, "School Slates" (action chorus), Children; duet, "Deuwch ataf fi," Misses Morris and Jones; song; "The milkmaid," Children song, Cymro dewr," Mr O. Ellis song and chorus, "Y gath a'i rhai bychain" (encored). Miss Dora Watkin quartette, Ti wydost beth dywed fy nghalon," Llansilin Party; song, "The hobby-horse (action chorus), Children trio, "Tri Morwr" (encored), Moelfre Party; catch for six voices, "This is the house that Jack built," Children; song, "Nedi Jones" (encored), Mr J. Davies; humorous duet, "Tonic sol-fa duet" (encored), Messrs O. Ellis and J. Owen; humorous catch for six voices, with Coda and actions, "The German Bind," Children. Distribution of prizes by Mrs Moiris and Mrs Lewis. Speeches by the Chairman, Dr. Jones, Rev. J. Williams, B.A., Rev. D. Jones, Mr Richards and Mr Hamer. Song, "Home, sweat home," Children; finale, Hen wlad fy nhadau."
HUNTING. The Severn Valley Harriers met at tho Sarn, ICsrry, on F;iday, October 20th, when among those present were M A. D. Dnwson, Hugh L'!wis Glanhafren, L<»wi* J ones, Richard Hennett, t >wn, Thomas Jones. Cwmearl, and Humphreys, Garthmyl. The master (Mr Davies, Manningtou Hall) was un- avoidably not present, and the dogs were hunted bv Old Alick." There was not at al: good sport, and no enjoyable runs to-,k place. The hounds made several finds, but 'ost scent and did not kill. Printed and Published by JOlIN PHILLIPS (Fron Terrace, Llanllwchaiarn), aud WILLIAM PUGH PHILLIPS (19, Broad-street, Newtown), at St, Mary's Printing Works, Old Churah-street, NoW town.
LOCAL POLICE COURTS.
LOCAL POLICE COURTS. 'XV, ELS-U- lOOL,-TUFSDAY. Before his Worship the Mayor, D. P. Owen, D. Wailt and W. Rogers, Esqrs., and Col. Twyford. SPBCIAL CONSTABLES.—Special constables for the ensuiDg year, under the Aluriicipil Corporations Act, were appointed by the Bench. AN OLD OFFENDER.—Joseph Morris, timber haulier, Maesbury, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in High-street on October 16th. Defendant pleaded guilty. P.S. Humphrejs proved the case, and said defendant was an old offender. The magistrates ordered Morris to pay a fine of 10. including costs, or in default 7 days imprisonment with hard labour. THEFT OF A PIPE.—Joh% Price, labourer, of Raven-square, Welshpool, was charged with stealing a pipe, value ls, the property of Thomas Griffiths, of Tanyfridd, on October 18th, at W elhpool.- Prosecutor said on the dCloY named he went into the parlour of the Look ani smithfield Inn. Prisoner and some other men were also in the room at the time witness walked into the ho-ise. He had a wooden pipe in his ruoath at the time, and shortly afterwards he placed it on the mantelpiece. When he wauted it a few minutes after, he discovered that the pipe had disappeared. He identified the pipe produced as the one that he lost-In answer to the Mayor aa to whether defendant wished to ask any questions, he said prosecutor did not ask him for his pipe, neither did he (prisoner) see Griffiths with a pipe in his warmth.—P.S. Humphreys said on receiv iog information of the theft he went to the parlour ol the inn, where prisoner said he suspected that prisoner had stolen his pipe. Witness commei ceJ to search the defendant, and while thus engaged he observed the prisoner take the article out of one o his pockets and plac-j it underneath him on the seat Witness spoka to prisoner, and said be should charge him with the theft.—Prisoner, in answer to the charge, elected to bd dealt with summarily, and said he took the pipe, but not with the intention of steal- ing it.—The Bench found prisoner guilty, and dis- missed him under the First Offenders' Act. BREAKING TREES FOE FiRE:VOOD -Fd va a Jones, labourer, of Norfolk-row, Welshpool, was charged with steaii- several pieces of wood rails, the property ot Edward Ho.loway, of Dutson, at Welshpool, on Oct b r 7th—Mr Holloway said ha bad a rail fence on his property, and on the day in question he missed some of the rails in fact, he had been constantly missing rai:s for the past 12 months. —Aaron Watkin deposed to seeing defendant on the day in question carrying some wooden raita across a field, near Savern Cottage.—P.S. Humphreys also gave evidence. He said he saw prisoner on October 7fch carrying some wooden raiiiug under his afri £ D- They had evidently been cut down with an axe. The police received continuous complaints from the agents dtthe Earl ot Powis concerning the removal of the rail fence.—Defendant denied that the rails were the property of complainant, and asserted that he had obtained them from off the property of Mr ltogers, ot Tanyllan, for whom he worked and he had per- mission to take away anything which was of no use. As it happened, the rails in question had been broken down by the cattle in the field.-The Mayor, in dis- missing the case, said that the Bench felt strongly that the growing practice of taking firewood and cutting down hedges and fences in the neighbourhood was getting scandalous. It was a very serious matter t3 the farmer, and they felt that if another case was brought before them, the prisoner would be severely dealt with.
LLANSAINTFFRAID EISTEDDFOD. The second general Eisteddfod gathering came off at the capacious village hall, Llansaintffraid on Friday, and was a great success. The first meeting was held in the afternoon, when there was a crowded and appreciative audience. The president was Mr A. C. Humphreys-Owen, who, in the course of his address, congratulated everyone there upon being as. sembled under such delightful circumstances (hear, hear). Speaking of Eisteddfodau, he said he sup- posed thAv were all aware that the Eisteddfod was one of the most ancient institutions of one the most ancient races of the world. The winners in the musical competition were: competition in singing If papa were only ready," 1st Tetitia Bryan, Llantyllin, 28. Pianoforte solo competition, "Arabesque," 1st Edith Hamer, 28 6d. Children's choir competition in the singing of Diolchgarwch yr aderyn," two choirs competed, Llanfyllin and Llansaintffraid. Mr Wilfred Jones, R.A.M., London, in making his adjudication, said that both choirs sang very sweetly, but Llansantffraid had not read the notes properly, and the prize, 15s, would be awarded to their opponents (applause). The con- ductor was then invested by Mrs Humphreys-Owen. La-dies' choir competition, 0 happy pair," two choirs entered—Meifod and "Daughters of Ffryd." The former being declared the winners of the .£1 prize offered their conductor was invested by Mrs Perrott. Trio competition, 1st Llansaintffraid Party 3a., Miss Mary Jane Wynn, Llansantffraid, being in vestor. Bass solo competition, Comrades Still," 1st W. Hughes, Oswestry, 2í1 6d.
CARNO. THE WELSH LANGUAGB.—On Tuesday a branch of the Welsh Phonetic Society was opened at the Oed Schoolroom in connection wiLh the Carno Literary Society. The teachers are Messrs David Pugh, Efel- newydd, and JOilll D »vight Evans, and they have suc- cessfully passed as qualili'id teachers of the language,
— + Mr Homersi.am Ccx, after twenty-one years' ser. vice aa County Court Jiuige, has tendered his resig- nation to the Lsrd Chancellor, by whom it has been accepted in gratifying terms. A marriage has been arranged between Mr C. M. S. Humphreys, of Garthmy! Hall, and MrsChadwick, widow of Major Cliadwick, 4th Dragoon Guards. [The happy event is arranged to take place in next month.
NEWTOWN. THE GAS CQMPANY have issued notices to their customers, stating that owing to the advance in the price of coal, they will be unable to allow the usual iifcount off the current and next quarter's accounts, adding that they take this course in preference to raising the price of gas, as other companies have done. WESLEYAN CHUBCH.—On Wednesday evening Mr and Mrs Morgan Davies, of Park-street, kindly entertained the members of the society to tea. In he evening a meeting of the Local Preachers Im- provement Society took place, when Dr D. B. Ross presided. The Rev F. Hunter gave an excellent paper on Self-respect," upon which an interesting discussion ensued. MR. BELL'S CONCERT.—On Friday next the con- cert of vocal and instrumental music, announced by Mr G. H. Bell, will be held in the Public Hail. As it will undoubtedly be the best concert given in the town during the season, it is to be hoped the pro- moter will bo well supported. The instrumental selections alone should attract a large audience. L'he prices of admission are low, and in our adver- tisement columns may be seen a long list of the talent engaged. THE MONTGOMEBYSHIBE BREWERY COMPANY, LIMITED.—On Thursday in the High Court of Justice Chancery Division, before Mr Justice Vaughan Wil. iams, Mr J. W. Spaokman and another petitioned for t compulsory winding up of this company. At the date of the petition the company was indebted to him in over £ 6'77. There were other debts, amounting to j £ 622 8s 8d. The petition alleged that there were consider lble amounts of real personal estate belonging to the Company. A receiver was appointed on Aug. 24th in a debenture holder's action, and he did not oppose the present application. A creditor for £ 420 supported, and Mr Justice Williams made the order. MILFOBD-BOAD LITEBAKY SOCIETY.—The weekly meeting of the society was held on Wednesday even- i zig, the 28th insc., when Mr T. Jervis took the chair. rhe subject for debate was whether the learning of the heathens was favourable or unfavourable to Christianity at its commencement." Mr J. Rowland i opened on behalf of the affirmative, and he was supported by Messrs. R. Rees, M. E. Williams, H. Davies and R. Jones. The negative was taken by Mr E. Hughes, who was supported by Messrs. W. Hamer, R. Whittington, E. J. Hughes, J. E. Thomas and Mrs H. Davies. After a warm discussion the meeting divided, when 15 voted for the affirmative, 3 for the negative; several remained neutral. There was a good attendance. INFIRMARY SATUBDAY.—The mills and workshops of the town were visited on Saturday by bevies of tadies, who solicited subscriptions in aid of that de- serving institution, the county infirmary. As it is maintained by voluntary subscriptions for the benefit jf the working class, it would be but natural to ex- pect that the small amounts asked for on Infirmary Saturday would be forthcoming. We regret to hear uhat there was a coiJ-iderabie din inution in the amount received as compared with last year. Bad trade mty possibly have something to do with the tailing off, but the attendance at the football match ohe same afternoon gave no proof of it. Would it not De possible for the Football Club to give a mtitoh in aid of the Infirmary ? If one of the members were llUrt in the fijld, wo lid he not be taken to the In- dr ary. FURTHERING TEMPEBANCE.—On Saturday even- ing, October 20th, a meeting of friends of temperance! was held at the Victoria Hall for the purpose of forming a branch of the British Women's Temperance Society. Mrs Edward Davies, Pias Dinam, was tppoiuted president of the Society, Mrs Pratt as treasurer, and the secretarial duties will be under- taken by Miss Phillips, Piasyndre, and Mrs Chas. Jones, Brynllys. On Sunday afternoon, under the auspices of the Society, a-temperance meeting was be.d at the Victoria Hall, Mr George Morgan, C.C., prjsiding. The proceedings were opened by Mr David Owen, and afterwards Miss Hood (Lady rienry Somerset's secretary) gave a brilliant and interesting address. At eight o'c ock another gathering was held. Mr J. C. Gittins occupied this chair, the meeting being opened by the Rav David Lloyd Jones, of Llanriinam, who was followed by Miss Hood. Nearly 100 women have already joined ttie Society, wu ch promises to b a splendid sucuess. OOO-AN RECITAL.—On Thursday evening last Mr J. Macrone, organist of the parish church, gave an organ recital. The church was well filled with an appreciative audience. The vocalists w^re Mis> Minnie Thomas, soprano, and Mr Frank Jones, bari- tone. Mr Jones ia to be highly commended for tht beautiful rendering of both his fOugs, "The Crown of Glory" and "The Valley of Shadows." Miss Thomas, a pupil of Mr Macrone, is the possessor of a rich soprano voice, which waa heard to advantage in Cowen'e "Better Land," but" Ord. pro nobis" was, perhaps for taste and pathos, the best delivered. The pieces played by Mr Macrone were excellently executed, but The Abbey Chimes was apparently the most, (appreciated by the audience, the piece depicted au evening service interrupted by a stoim. The foliowing was the programme Fanfare Jerusalem the Golden,' varied vocal, The Crown of Glory' sonata, No. II, Mendelssohn Andante, in G, Batiste; vocal,1 The Better Land' grand solemn march, Smart; 'The Abbey Chimes,' Lyle; vocal, The Valley of Shadow Offertoire in A, Wely vocal, Ora pro nobis'; pastoral in G; Hallelujah,' iSc. fhr>v«n BOWLING GREEN.-A plot of ground situated at the back of the Bear Hotel, which for some years has been used as a kitchen garden, h-ia now been converted into a bowling green by Mr Pryce Wtlaon Jones, proprietor of tad hotel. A curious coin- cidence is tnat about a century and a half ago the same gNUGd was used for a bowling gieen. The extent of the grouad will be about forty-five yaras by thirtv, and will be one of tho be3t grounds in .North Wales. The groonds having such a central position tne players will have a decided advantage over other towns, the players generally having to walk a distance to their ground. Not only being central, the ground is also quite private, not being overlooked by surrounding dwelling houses, a::d it further commands a very pleisant view. A pavilion will be erected for the convenience of the member,; and players. A. club has been formed, having for its officers Mr Ed. Powell (chairman), Mr R. Jones, National and Provincial Bank (treasurer), and Mr W. P. Phillips (hon. sec). All persons wishful of joining must be balloted for by the members. The bowling club will have the exclusive right to the green for three nights of the week. PICE-ENTATION.-At the close of the service at the Baptist Chapel, on Sunday evening, the mem- bers of the choir presented their conductor (Mr W. Jenkins) with an album, containing an address, and a raassive marble timepiece, on the occasion of his marriage.—The Rev T. E. Williams, pastor, pre- sided, who, affer a few appropriate remarks, called upon Mr James Davies to make the presentation on behalf of the choir. Mr Jenkins suitably responded. The address read as follows. To Mr William Jenkins. We, the members of the Baptist Chapel Choir, Newtown, offer you our most cordial and sincere congratulations upon your marriage, and it is with the truest feelings that we may express a wish that there may before you a long life of nnmingled happiness. We feel that we cannot allow the auspicious event to pass without paying to you a tribute of the great respect, high esteem, and r, 801 affection with which we have always regarded you. Moreover, the occasion of your marriage affords an appropriate opportunity of recognising the constant aud valued services you have rendered to the choir as conductor during a period of twelve years, and we trust that you will accept the marble timepiece accompanying this a1 bum as a slight token of our interest in your welfare and future happiness." Then follows the siguatures of the choir members,
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NOTES (H FOOTBALL. [BY WANDERER.] OJ. Saturday week a football mitch wa3 played be- tween Llanidloes and Aberystwyth at Llanidloes The homo team were fortunate, and came off winners oy f jur to one. This is a good start for Llan- idloes, and it is hoped that they will be successful in their cup ties. T.e second encounter between tho. Druids and Chir'c too it p;p.ee on the ground of- the former on Saturday week. The game was even, but the general opinion wah that the Druids would wiu. Contrary to expectation, within ten minmes from the start, the Chirk team scored- The Druids kicked arzoal, over which there was a dispute, which ended in the Chirk players leaving the field. They returned, and at once made a ru it for the home territory, and came off the winners by two goals to one. WELSHPOOL v. LLANFYLLIN.—These teams met )n Saturday on the ground of the formpr, Henfaes Field. Tne visitor&iwt.o only brought ei<?ht men, got ood substitutes in Horley, Evans and Farr. Llan- ryllin were fortunate to win che toss, and kicked wirh .he wind, which was blowing very strong. The 10lliPstfJr,¡ repetedly attacked the enemy's citadtd, md several corners wore given, ul!imately with good ffe-c t, Thomas placing ihe ba:l in front of goal, when It was nicely headed in by Astley. Soon afterwards Llanfyllin by good play scored, thus equalising. In stscond half the home team, although supported .vell by their backs, failed lev a long time to get the leather b3tween the posts, owing to the admirable jlay of W-eeler and his partner, but eventually Davies, with a neat run, notched point number two. From now to the end of the game it was give and sake play, the home side provirg the stronger. 8. Heath played a sterling game. The forwards were not up to the mark, keeping the ball too long, jujd not doing aufftoient passing,
LLANIDLOES. TOWN COUNCIL ELECTION.—On Thursday evening a meeting of the Liberal burgesses of the Borough of Llanidloes was held in the Public Rooms, when Dr Morris occupied the chair.—The secretary (Mr R. Morgan) pointed out that nine candidates had been nominated for five vacant seats on the Town Council, and it was thought advisable to select five out of the nine whom they would support as a party, for if the Liberal votes were scattered among the eight Liberal candidates the Conservative candidate might slip in.—The Chairman said that they had a most vital question to consider, and he was of opinion that five should be selected out of the eight candidates by ballot.—Mr Morgan concurred with the chairman. If they had only five candidates he would have no doubt as to the result. He was afraid that the three who were not selected would take offence,—Mr W. Ashton thought that it would have been well to ascertain beforehand whether each of the candidates would be willing to submit to the de. cision of the meeting.—Mr Morgan and Dr Morris left the room to visit the candidates to ascertain whether they would abide by the decision of the meeting. When they returned they said that all the candidates had consented to abide by the decision of the meeting with the exception of Mr T. Pryce Jones and Mr Elias Dakin.—Mr Thomas George spoke in favour of the meeting selecting five candi- dates, but Mr Pugh thought otherwise, and said that the three who would not be selected had their friends, and he was afraid it would cause a split in the party.—Mr John Davies proposed that they should select five out of the eight Liberal candidates, which was seconded by Mr John Morgan.—Mr John Owen did not agree, and proposed, as an amendment, that no action be taken, and Mr Richard Banford seconded, and on a division taking place, it was shown that there were as many in favour of the reso- lution as the amendment. The meeting terminated without arriving at any decision. TEMPERANCE MEETING.—On Thursday evening the Baptist Schoolroom was crowded, chiefly with ladies, to hear a lecture on temperance by Miss Hood (private secretary to Lady Henry Somerset). Ihe chair was occupied by the Rev Maurice Griffith, M.A. The lecturer spoke for a considerable time on the evils of drink, anct pointed out the advantage of total abstinence. Miss Hood concluded with an ear- nest appeal to the women to help in subduing the terrible liquor curse.—A hearty vote of thanks was accorded to Miss Hood for her excellent address, and the meeting concluded with a. prayer by the chairman. Prior to this, at the Baptist school-room, a temperance conference was held which was addressed by Miss Hood. There were about fifty ladies present, and it was decided to start a Women's Temperance League for the district, and to hold fortnightly meetings for the present. Mrs Edward Davies, Plas Dinam (who was present), was elected the first president, and Miss Morris (Bodlondeb) and Miss Ashton (Great Oak street), joint secretaries. The meeting throughout was most enthusiastic, and augurs well for the future of temperance in the dis- trict.
LLANFAIR CAEREINION, TEMPEBANCE.—Miss Hood, one of Lady Henry Somerset's lieutenants as she is styled, ad-, dressed a large public meeting at the Board Schools on Wednesday evening. P ior to the meeting a con. f-rence of ladies convened by the hon. secretary (Mrs Theodore) was held, at which a branch association was formed. The public meeting was presided over by Mr John Jehu, C.C., who at the outset made a sensible speech, in which he expressed his lonsr- formed conviction that total abstinence was the only safe path to travel, and urged the total abstainers to fight their battle in a christian spirit. Miss Hood kept the audience spell-bound for about an hour, and her remarks were continually applauded. The Rev E. Griffiths, Meifod, an old temperance veteran, in a splendid speech, proposed a vote of thanka to Miss Hood for her lecture, which was seconded by Mr Samuel Ellis, who has been an abstainer from birth. The meeting terminated with a vote of thanks to th3 Chairman. Mrs Thoodoro (secretary), Mrs C. W. Humphreys, and Miss Morgan, draper, then went to 'the door to solicit names of ladies ready to take the pledge and join the association as the audience parsed out of the room. Ve are told upwards of 70 ladies joined that evening.
SHROPSHIRE AND DISTRICT LEAGUE.
SHROPSHIRE AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. So far as is known the following is the result of the matches in the League played:- Matches Goals P. W. L. D. Foi. Agst. Pts. Shrewsbury Town 0 5 1 0 25 17 10 Newtown 4 4 0 0 23 4 S Whitchurch 4 3 1 0 18 7 6 St. George's ii 2 1 (> 9 5 4 Ironbridsre 3 2 1 0 9 9 4 Hereford 3 1 2 0 6 11 2 l 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 i ► Newport ft 1 5 6 14 Z3 2
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THE WELSH UNIVERSITY COLLEGES.
THE WELSH UNIVERSITY COLLEGES. A meeting of the Court of Governors of the University College of Wales, Ab"rystwith, was held at the College on Wednesday. Mr T. F. Roberts, Manchester, presided, and there was a large attend- ance of Governors from the Mid-Wales counties Principal Roberts introduced the report of the council. Referring to the agricultural department, he said there were ten students in the College study ing agriou'.tnre. The department, however, only had a X500 grant from the Government, while Bangor, Leeds and Durham Colleges obtained £800. Seeing that the College was doing commensurate work, an application to the Board of Agriculture for an increased grant was likely to be successful.—The President having congratulated the Court on the success of the College, the Court supported the application for an increased grant for agriculture, which Alderman Jones, of Aberystwith, seconded.— The best thanks of the Court were accorded the Aberystwith Corporation for their generous gift of a site for a hostel on the Parade worth XI,000, and the College Council were urged to immediately set about erecting a building at a cost of X15,000, capable of accommodating 200 women students.—Mr H, C. Fryer proposed that in the event of any one Univer- sity College centre being chosen as the seat of the Welsh University, the central and accessible position of Aberystwith pointed to it as the natural seat of the University, and that the Court should piedge itself to provide the necessary accommodation for the University.—Principal Roberts seconded the proposition, and said that if the issue lay between Aberystwith, Bangor, and Cardiff, Aberystwith was in duty bound to make the best claim it possibly could on behalf of their College, and he believed the more those claims were scrutinised the more sub- stantial would they appear.—The proposition was unanimously agreed to, and the Court rose after deciding to hold the March meeting at Dolgelly. The half-yearly meeting of the Court of Governors was held, on Wednesday, a Bangor College, when Mr W. Rathbone, M.P., presided. Letters were read from Lord Penrhyn, Colonel Platt, and Mrs Thomas, St. Anne's, requesting that their names should be removed from the list. of governors in con- sequence of the action of the College in the dispute between them and the directors of the Hali of resi- dence for women studeuts.—Mr John Roberts. Bryn- gwernalic, nominated by Principal Price and Princi- pal Reichel, was unanimously re-elected treasurer for the ensuing year.—Mr W. J. Parry, Coetmor Hall, Bethesda, was nominated by Principal Reichel and Principal Price, and wag unanimously re-elected au.iitor.—Mr Bulkeley Price, chairman of the Council, proposed the adop ion of the report, which relaterl to finance, the conditions under which the in- struction of women students were carried on, and the report of the Senate for the season 1892 3.—Prin- eipai Reichel (?) seconded, and it was adopted.—Tho Registrar read a letter which bad been sent to the Cout.cil by Mr W. A. Darbi-hire. ch airman of the directors of the Ladies' Hall, in which he seated that he had been requested to direct the attention of the Council to the present position of both Senate and Council as regarded the College Hall for women and Miss Hughes, the Lady Principal thereof, in having withdrawn the licence, and refused to receive stu- dents from the hall on the ground that the Lady Principal declined to withdraw charges against a woman student which it has now been shown before the High Court of Justice she never made, and fur- ther calling upon the Council to make such repara- tion as may still be in its power both to Miss Hughes and to the company for the grievous wrong thus done. The meeting directed that a let'or be sent to Mr Darbishire, stating that the C 'u'.oil could not admit the claims made by him oa behalf either of Miss Hughes or the Directors of the Hall. Mr Thornton Jones referred to tho resignation of Lord Penrhyn and other influential gentlemen from the governing body of the College, and said the loss of such support, and patronage was a factor of very considerable inl- portance. Mr Bryn Roberts, M.P., moved that the Council bfl thanked for their report, that the meeting approve of the conduct of the Senate and Council throughout the disputa with rsspect to the Hall of residence. Mr Lloyd George, M.P., seconded, and it was supported by Mr Henry Lewis, and carried by 31 Totea to four.
MACHYNLLETH ANGLING.—Good sport has been obtained on the Dovey by several members of the Dovey Fishing Club. Mr J. G. Martin h':a landed two splendid fieb weighing 16Ibs and 191b3 respectively. INSANITATION.—Tne Parochial Committee met on Tuesday, when Mr E. Rees occupied the ohair. Mr Humphreys, Inspector of Nuisances, reported that nuisances existed on Penr;iiit Hill, and after a dis- cussion, the Committee ordeted the Inspector to øerve notices for the abatement of the nuisances witbin T. days upon the owners. If the notices were not com- plied with proceeding's were ordered to be instituted. BIBLE SOCIETY'S MEETING.—The annual meet- ing of the local auxiliary was held at the Town Hal) on Monday. There was a good audiecce. The Rf Josiah Jones (Congregational minister) presided, made an interesting spcech. He was followed by Rev Abel Parry, Ctfn Mawr, deputation from i parent Society, who gave an interesting and detailed account of the work of the Society. The meeting was also addressed by the Rev T. i1. Roberts and J. Roberts, Alderman Edward Davies, Messrs Edward Rees, and J. B. Davies. The report of the year was read by Mr Edward Rees, which showed a slight de- crease in the collections for the district. MARRIAGE.—The marriage was solemnised, on Wednesday, at tho Maengwyu Chapel, by the Revs T. J. Thomas and J. Roberts, between Miss Margaret Pugh, second daughter of Mr John Pugh, Maes- llwyni, to Mr Humphrey Jones, builder, Penegoes. The bride was attended by her sister as bridesmaid and Mr Evan Jones, ironmonger was best man. The happy pair left in the afternoon amidst showers of rice, for London, where they will spend their heney- moon. After the ceremony, a reception was held at the bride's house, and a. large number attended. The presents were numerous and costly.
DOVEY, MAWDDACH, AND GLASLYN…
DOVEY, MAWDDACH, AND GLASLYN FISHERY BOARD. The quarterly meeting of the Board of Conserva- tors of the above rivers was held at Barmouth on Thursday, Oct 19th. under the presidency of Mr C. R. Williams, DolnflynJJyn. A discussion arose as to the poliurion of the Mawddach, and the l'isbery Officer reported that whether the slime emptied into the river was poisonous or not it was damaging the spawning, which waa really worse than poisoning. It was stated that Mr Pritchard Morgan was trio starter of the company, who emptied the filth into the river, and it was decided to take Counsel's opin- ion upon the point.—On the question about closing the rivers at t^is end of October, Mr David Evans, of Cemmaes, strongly urged the point, which was stren- uously opposed by other members. An amendment was moved by Mr Davies Williams (Machynlleth) that specimens should be taken from each river, and submitted to the Boatd of Trade, and this was ultim- ately carried.—Tho river bailiffs submitted reports on the river. ^T&Wddach and Dovey.—A somewhat heated discussion took place over the appoint- ment of water bailiffs and the amount they were to receive as salaries.—Mr Davies Williams said that there were a great many complaints made that fishing w,is carried on on Sunday. There used to ho a nue of the D„.vey Club prohibiting fishing on Sunda- but now he observed that that rule had been omitted. He suggested that application bo made to Sir or the Dotey Club to reinstate that inle.—Mr Borsi-ali said he would undertake on behalf of the Board to do that, but, as a matter of fact, he believed bunday fishi;:g was illegal.—The Chairman ;;dd it was i legai. He had noticed, a few day's previously, in the newspapers a conviction for it.—Mr Davies Williams proposed that they request the Dovey Club to prohibit fishing on Sunday, and it was agreed to.