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HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. THE SEVERN VALLEY HARRIERS. The Master rell,Tets that the Harriers cannot hunt 4tt the 7th and 10th of November. THE PLAS MACHYNLLETH HARRIERS. WILL MEET Tc^sday, November 7th Rhiwlwyfen Friday, do 10th. Cwmllowy Each day at 10 o'clock. THE GLANYRAFON HARRIERS Will meet at Cyffiau, Trefeglwys, on Thursday next, the 9th inst., at 9 a.m.
Th" genial weather came to an end with the last day of October. A sharp frost set in on Monday might. and Tuesday was very cold, the hills having a mantle of snow. J- "J'I T' tf TT_ a At the last meeting or tne ijianiyinn union assess- ment Committee, the assessment of the Liverpool Coro-ation Waterworks in the Union was increased from i.5,000 to xs,ooo. The earthquake, mentioned in another pait of this f*tp<!r, was extensively felt in Montgomeryshire, and we have received reports from a number of corres- pond" rte describing the alarm which it caused. fAdv Henry Somerset, the renowned Temperance advocate, has consented to deliver addresses in New- town n December. The newly-formed Womens' tTevuoerauce Association will be greatly strengthened by It-r visit. Sir Pryce Pryce-Jones paired with Mr D. Randel!, member for West Glamorganshire, for the first two ooening days of Parliament. On Fridav Sir Pryce the guest of the Lord Mayor of Manchester, on t occasion of the entertainment by the latter of Ker Majesty's Judges of Assize. A marriage has been arranged, and will shortly ■fetke place between Helen, youngest surviving gstuvbtev of the Rev. O. A. Nares. Kerr3 and Herbert F. Moseley, of Moorend House, Hambrouk, Glos., and younger son of the late Edward Moseley, of Wan- sSfcetd., Essex. ORWIZ,TF.Y BUTTER, CHEESE, AND BACON FAIR.- This trorthly fair, which is generally the largest in the veir for these commodites, was held in the Powis Had mi Wednesday, when there were upwards of 2440 < ub" of buiter and about 420 oheepe pitched Batter realized Hid. to Is. per lb. Skim cheese, 511 to 30f! half-meated 35s, to 40a.; and fat cheese, 45a to 524q 6d per cwt. There was a fair supply of tiams nnd flitches of bacon, the former fetching 9d to 10, and te latter 7d to nd per lb. AN IMPORTANT SALE is announced by Messrs. Marshall, and Poole, at Oakeley, Bishops C"tt. Ti-. consists of the contents of that old mansion, unth the faeir-looms of the Oakeley family, the antique fcrmtarf, valuable paintings and engravings, the lib- tary of rpre books, and the curios brought to England fcyiwvre'fll distinguished travellers. The items number cearty twelve hundred,and are catalogued for a three days* s&» in a bulky pamphlet,for which the Auction- eer* are under the necessity of charging sixpence. Rut eveo for those who do not intend being present. its pa-sres will prove highly interesting, as many of -the fttt'.ctes are unique. It is only once in a decade that sale of this character takes place in a district. SHREWSBURY CORN MARKET, SATURDAY.—The corn trade during the past week has not been active, -ard markets have been more thinly attended. Wheat has moved slowly at former prices. Fine <j,arl«y has found buyers at unchanged quotations, "hut ursoocdary qualities have been difficult to dispose of evet. at Is per quarter reduction. Oats have .confirmed to be firm in value. Flour has been dull. IH off a fair trade has transpired at steady rates. -Out market here to-day was moderately attended. '\1r"'I"t was unchanged. Fine, mellow barleys were dv. but other sorts were lower. Oats were firm. -—^notations.—White wheat 48 2d to 48 4d per 75 Hd wheat 4s Od to 4s 3d per 751ba barley 4s to ft* 6d per 701bs oats 12s Od to 14s 6d Ter 225 tb* j pras 12s Od to 13Fi Od per 225lbs; beans 15s Od to t6 fid per 240Ibs.- W. L. Browne and Co's Circular. FR-OPKRTY SA.LP.Messrs R. Gillart and Sons, of T<wv« (Merioneth), and Machynlleth, recently con- oinetel a very successful two day's sale of valuable booproperty and freehold farms in North Wales. <0a Thursday, October 31st, at the Bear Hotel, New. town. two lots of substantial dwelling houses, situate an Crescent-street. and Commercial-street, Newtown, disposed of, and realised good prices. On Wednesday. NrremW 1st. at the Wynnstay Hotel, Machynlleth, Messrs Gillart and Sons, submitted for eabfc; competition some very desirable freehold Itamit and ace, uiodation lands, together with 4a.luahle bouse a ><! cottage property. Several of the Wo. inludin Doltwymyn Farm, in the rarish of <Cecsme«, cottages and gardens at Cwmllinau, mtnee, houses, shop and premises at Pennal viijjig*. and the freehold reversion of some excellent tUI8, shops, and premises in the town of Towyn, were MId at good prices. The unsold lots include <e*tnaA>bs farms, lands, and cottage property, situate tte&t to Machynlleth, all of which are likely to be Aiw).tpd of privately.
LLANIDLOES. JTTTCCXMRITION MEETINGS.—On Sunday last and •&)i*day (Monday), special services were held by the Cani>.gj,tíonal Church, Llanidloes. The pulpit on Sunday was occupied by the Revs D. Adams, B.A., Betbeeda, and W. J. Nicholson. Portmadoc. On Monday, a recognition meeting of the Rev J. L. Martin, as paator of the church, was held, when ,adJ,eef.es are announced to be given by the Revs J. Jcupe, Machynlleth, D, Stanley Davies, Llanbryn- nair. J. C. Jones, Llanfyllin, the ministers of the to-'n and others. SEXOCFL BOARD.-The monthly meeting of the Llanidloes Stfbool Board was held on Monday evening, when there were present: Messrs E. Davies (chairman), E. Boweti, William <>vc?gN'. T. Humphreys, Dd. Jones, David Lloyd, together wtth Starrs John Davies, clerk, and O. Mills, attendance Bflls amounting to £31 9s 2d were ordered to be application of the sewing mistress for an increase %t gajsur?, which was deferred from last Board meeting, was •fartke* (deferred, as a re-arrangement of the school staff will be made before the Christmas holidays.—The headmaster of the,, Qlandoor Schools recommended the committee to put Hve dfcffts into the classroom from the Infant School, which had been condemned by the inspector, and that they should IKJ teulaeed by five new desks of given dimensions, which woaia facilitate the teaching of drawing and writing.—This riei to.—A hearty vote of thanks was accorded to Kr* pa.i l Greenfield for her kindness in treating the scholars at Maahdd School.-A-ir Hugh Davies, a manager of the Old Kail School, tendered his resi,-uation.-The Clerk was Erected to write Mr Davies, asking him to reconsider the flta&ttfr. TOWN COUNCIL. A P.V,cial meeting of the Town Council was held at it* Public Rooms, on Friday evening, for the purpotl, of formally electing a Mayor for the ensuing vear. There were present Alderman Edward Í)ø.v:6i\ (Mayor), presiding, Aldermen Daniel Davies, Jgdward Bowen and William George, Councillors |lu}?.&vd Morgan, George M. Benbow, George Kercorob, William Ashton, Elias Dakin, Riohard aeorge, John Williams, John K. Jones, Alfred J. \Mo*-ri». John Sibbald and Evan Williams. Messrs Tbomae Jerman and John F. Jones (clerks). The -Mayor said it was usual to hold a special of the Council, prior to the annual meeting en i-Msth, for the purpose of formally electing a .geutlkmau to fill the position of Mayor, and with jiermiasion he had very great pleasure in pro- p"finer that Alderman William George be their M&*or for the coming year. Alderman Edward Bowen seconded the proposition, wlkiclh. upon being put, waø declared to be carried vtitt it imonsty. A5d«nnan William George, in rising to return -fchsitkf. said he thanked them for the honour they vr"VOd conferring upon him, and in promising to ■ it, he did so with reluetance. If he consulted fiis own feelings and acted upon them, he should b" no hesitation whatever in refusing the honour, but tbere were occasions on which a person had not ..to do go, and he supposed that was one of them (heart hear). Having sat down, Mr George agiin roe?, and eaid that perhaps he should inform them xtbal he intended following the custom of the last few yearn,,not to give a banquet. Councillor Evan Williams said he regretted very mnch that that good old custom was dying out sw<*K«#fc them. He thought that the gentlemen who accepted the Mayoralty should also give a banquet. ft wo* asual, and he regretted one was not to be fta'A, Alderman William George said he did not come to ■fliat conclusion that he might shirk the expense of a feju qtstffc. hot he intended giving its value in flannels or metbin? similar to the needy poor of their town. ttn hoNCht he would be doing more good in helping t"'I' who could not help themselves, than. to give a C'OUl);: of hours pleasure and a sick headache next ".tjjv to those who could purchase it themselves, if dWP1 600 desired. He therefore hoped that the AMdaii he had come to would be approved of by Uttrn. (hew, bear). Tim Vayor said that being the whole business of 4b* meeting, it was at an end.
CONCERT AT NEWTOWN.
CONCERT AT NEWTOWN. It is, in some respects, unfortunate that the people of Newtown are such music-lovers,—for if any object, charitable or otherwise, is in need of funds, recourse is at once made to the inevitable concert as a means of raising the needful. It follows as a matter of course that many of these attempts at money-raising are really harmful to the progress of music, as the re- hearsals are scanty, and solos and concerted music are rendered often-times in a manner which is neither pleasing or artistic. Concerts which are intended to further the art are thus placed at a considerable dis- advantage people are tired of the continually re- peated request to buy a ticket," and even when a first-class programme by first-class artistes is pre- sented the result is sure to be disastrous to the pro- moter unless his canvass for support is as untiring as that of a candidate for municipal or parliamentary honours. This preliminary is necessary to account for the absence of a crowded house at Mr G. H. Bell's evening concert, given at the Public Hall, on Friday evening. The bill of fare" was an excellent one. and the nrices of admission were verv reason- able, and yet—the audience was not such an one as might reasonably have been expected from music. loving Newtown." We trust the beneficiare will not be out of pocket by the affair. The programme included half-a-dozen selections by an orchestra of about 26 performers, under the able leadership of Mr Charles Stephenson, of Wrex- ham. The oonductor-Mr W. S. Stephenson-suo- ceeded in obtaining an excellent interpretation of each of the items. The playing was a great treat, especially to those who have rare opportunities of hearing an orchestra of the strength and quality of the one under- review. A violin solo by Miss- Elsie Ur^yne was played in a style which evidenced care- ful training, and reflected considerable eredit upon the young artiste. Mr Frank Hatton appeared as flautist in the place of Mr W. Underwood, who was indisposed. The substitute pioved fully capable of the task set him, and his two solos-flute and piocolo-were redemanded. The star of the even- ing" was Mr Walter Hatton,. whose 'cello playing was perfection-his mastery over the instrument, the ease with which he performed the most difficult pas- sages, his wonderful shakes, his superb bowing, his double-stopping, were all points which the amateur player could but admire and praise. It was in vain that Mr Bell asked that no encore should be de- manded in the second part-Mr Hatton had to play once more. We trust he will soon visit us again. The vocal part of the programme was enriched with songs by Miss Jennie Pritchard, R.A.M., who also joined in a duet with Mrs Tanner-Francis and a song by Mr C. E. Clark. The duties of conductor were admirably carried out by Mr W. S. Stephenson, and Mr Bell, at the pianoforte, was-himself! Is it needful to say more r If we have any fault to find with him at all it is because he did not play one of his delightful pianoforte so'o«. Nearly every item in the first part was encored. The full programme was as follows:— Dance Antique I Silks and Satins Orchestra Solo (Flute): Mr F. Hatton Song • Summer Night'Miss Jennie Pritchard Solo (Violin) Le Pirate Miss Elsie Brayne Valse Militarie Grenaidiers Orchestra Solo (Violo-icello) Spanish Dance Mr Walter Hatton Duett I In the dusk of the Twilight'Miss Pritchard and Mrs Tanner-Francis Intermezzo. Cavalleria Rusticana Orchcstm Selection Haddon Hall Orchestra Solo (Piccolo) Mr F. Hatton Song MiaPiceeralla Miss Pritchard solo (Violoncello) w- Eattoa Selection Murmuring Stream' Orchestra Song My Queen' Mr 0. E. Clark Galop Post Horn* Orchestra We are pleased to hear that the talented Flood. I Porters will give a concert in Newtown very shortly. The golden opinions they won on the last occasion should ensure a splendid reception. I
MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. -
MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. Wednesday was a bnsy day at Llanidloes. Llan. fyllin, Welshpool, and Montgomery. The election of councillors to fill the vacancies which are created annually is the time when the political parties generally have a teat of strength. Welshpool, it is pleasing to observe, are is exception in the county, and the burgesses are to be congratulated upon their non-political bias when voting for a candidate. LLANIDLOES. When the poll opened at 8 o'clock there was a drizzling rain, which continued to make things un- pleasant for voters throughout the day. Until the evening the streets presented a particularly quiet appearance, except that outside the Town Hall was a small group of candidates anxious to serve the burgesses. At dinner-time only about 100 had polled, which total was doubled at four; and at 5.30 those registering their votes amounted to 250. The various miils closed at six, and after that hour the presiding officers were made busy owing to the operatives coming up strong. The poll closed at eight o'clock, the total number of electors voting being 449. The candidates present were—Messrs Richard George, Evan Evans, Daniel Higgs, T. Pryce Jones, Elias Dakin, and Evan Williams; and in addition, Messrs Thomas George, Edward Bowen, John Williams, Evan Davies, John Morgan, Henry Mills, Charles Owen, David Rees, and John Davies. One remarkable feature in the voting was the tendency to be more sectarian than political. At 9-40 the Returning Officer announced the figures as follows SUCCESSFUL. 1 *Samuel Meddins (Wesleyan and Liberal) 256 Evan Williams (Churchman and Tory). 234 *ttichard George (Welch C. M. & Liberal) 217 *Elias Dakin „ „ 173 Alfred J. blorris (Eng. 159 UNSUCCESSFUL. T. Pryce. Jones (Welsh „ 149 Evan Williams (Eng. 136 Evan Evans (Liberal). 121 Daniel Higgs (English C. M. & Liberal). 117 Those marked with an asterisk are the retiring councillors. u j Mr Evan Williams proposed a vote of thanks to the Returning Officer, and Mr Richard George seconded, expressing satisfaction at the manner in which the officer had fulfilled his duties.—The Mayor acknowledged the vote, and immediately afterwards announced the figures to the large crowd, numbering several hundreds, awaiting the result outside. The result was received in silence, and was evidently not popular. The presiding officers were Mr John Jones (east ward) and Mr Thomas Jerman (west ward). The Tories supported their man with great loyalty, as can be seen from the fact that he had 69 plumpers, his nearest competitor being Mr Samuel Meddins with 12. The plumpers received by the candidates were as follows:—E. Williams, G9; S. Meddins. 12; E. Dakin, 4; E. Williams, 4; R. George, 3; D. Higgs, 3; A. J. Morris, 2; E. Evans, 1: and T, P. Jones, 0. 44 voted for only two candidates, 42 for three, 56 for four, and 209 for five. ABERYSTWYTH. Out of the following candidates the first four were elected:—Mr R. J. Jones (C), 551; Capt. Doughton (L), 472; Messrs W. H. Palmer (L), 451; John Jenkins (L), 435; R. Peake (L), 399; J. Edwards, 342; J. Mathias (L), 397;. G. Wilkinson (L), 168; W. Wemyss (C), 124; Dr Beddoes, 232; Colby, 123. BISHOP'S CASTLE. There were six candidates for four seats. There was only one polling station, viz., the Town Hall. The presiding officer was the Town Clerk, Mr E. Griffiths; the polling clerk Mr John Griffiths. The register contains 304 names, 253 of which polled. The contest wis not on political lines, and, as the figures show, the fight was a stiff one. Result:— A. Greenhous (ex-mayor), 147; *John Roberts, 137; *Geol.'ge Edwards, 136; Thomas Jones, 128 (elected; Walter James, 126; *Dr Boa, 109. Those marked with an asterisk were the new candidates. Great interest was manifested. After the declaration, Mr George Edwards proposed a vote of thanks to the Mayor (Councillor Strawson), which was seconded by Mr Walter James. All passed off pleasantly. LLANFYLLIN. The poll opened quietly at eight o'clock. Mr C. R. Jones was the presiding officer, and Mr Thomas Edwards the polling clerk. The number of vacan- cies was four, and there were six candidates, viz., Mr David Davies, Pantybedw Mr William Jones, Glandwr; Mr John Lloyd Lowe, Cross Keys Inn Mr Thomas Roberts, Royal Oak In a Mr John Ryle, Rose Villa; Mr Evan Watkins, auctioneer. Out of a register of 338, the number who recorded their votes was 295. Results :-L,oyi Lowe, 173: Watkins, 169; Jones, 155; Ryle, 152; Roberts, 145; Davies, 142. The first four were elected. The declaration was received with enthusiasm. OSWESTRY. T In the West Ward there was no contest, Messrs R. H. Ellis, solicitor, Cae Hendre, W. Aylmer Lewis, surgeon, Church-street, and R. H. Mason, Lord. street, being returned. In the East Ward, Mr W. II. Lacon, Lego-IItreet, received 243 votes Mr W. T. Jones, Qaaen's-road, 236; Mr W. H. Spaull. Willow. street, 207; Mr R. H. Davies, Oswald-road, 200; and Mr C. J. Poole, Church-street, 118. The last two were not elected. The result was received with much cheering. MONTGOMERY. The Liberals of this borough must acknowledge themselves worsted in the struggle for the two seats on the Council, which terminated on Wednesday, and resulted ia a Conservative gain. One Liberal and a Tory member retired from the Council, and the taction of the latter party oonaisted in first pro. posies and then refusing a compromise, leaving the Liberals at the last moment compelled to take the field against a prepared organisation. Mr McGavin fought hard and well, but had to encounter the fact that many of his possible supporters had already promised his rivals their votes Notwithstand- ing this it is on dit that about sixty voters "plnmped" for him, and, though contesting with a forlorn hope. the Liberals must have rallied well. The number on the register was 231, and out of these 215 recorded their votes, A numerous staff from the Conservative Club aided Messrs Graham and Joaes in gathering up the fragments to tin poll, while Messrs E. R. James, T. Davis, and J. Withers worked energeti- cally on behalf of Mr McGavin. The polling station was at the Town Hall, and was presided over by the town clerk, Mr C. A. Pryce, who was assisted by Mr J. E. Tomley. The voters came up at reguiar intervals throughout the d-ty, the only busy time being in the last hour. Promptly at eight the poll closed, and the counting commenced in th-i presence of the returning officer (the Niyor, Alderman N. W. Fairies-Humphreys), the candidates, and their agents. A considerable number assembled outside the Town Hall to await the declaration of the poll, and the result was announced from the window of the Council Chamberabont nine o'clock, as follows:— Jones lo9 Graham 136 McGavin 88- ine result was received witn some cneering, ana on quietness being restored, Mr JONES stepped'to the window, and said he was very proud of the honour they had done him that day in returning him at the head of the poll. He would not have come out, but that he wished to see the freemen of the borough represented on the To vn Council, and he thankel them for returning him (cheers). Mr GBAHAH said he had to return his sincere thanks to them for electing him as a Town Council. lor. He thought no'election could have been more fairly and amicably carried out. He trusted he would be able to do his duty to them. Of course, the first &tep to the Mayoralty was that of Town Councillor, and it was a great dignity to look forward to (cheers). Mr MCGAVIN said they all knew that at the last hour-the night before tha nomination day—he was asked to come out as a c-iu lidate for the Council. He did so against his will, but for the benefit of the ratepayers of the town. He thanked them very much for giving him 88 votes after coming out at the last minute. He did not consider it was a defeat at all; he really thought it was a success. He hoped now that he had started that should they all be spared for another year they would then give him better support (hear, hear). He had also to thank those upon whom he had calle who could not give him their votes, but who received him very cor- dially, and he hoped another year to have their assis- tance (cheers). After a few words of conciliatory advice from the MAYOR the crowd dispersed, after again cheering the candidates. Within the room, a vote of thanks to the Mayor for the impartial manner in which he had conducted the election was accorded, on the motion of Mr THOMAS WILLIAMS, seconded by Mr McGAvis, was briefly acknowledged by Mr FAIRLKS-HUMPHRKYS. WELSHPOOL. Three outof the four wards were contested, Mr E. j 0. Jones (mayor) having the satisfaction of a. walk over, much to the disappointment of some of the present members, whose views in municipal matters are not in accordance with the representative of the Guilsfield division. Seve at well-known public men were pressed to come ou for the ward, but none were forthcoming to take up the cudgels against the re-elected member. For Oastle Ward, Mr G. E. Davies, who at one time did not intend seeking re. election, was induced by influential ratepayers to offer himself as a candidate, having for his opponent Mr R. P. Jones, Park. Tae latier gentleman is com- paratively little known, and it is stated that he did not come forward to gratify his own ambition to come a member of the Tovn Council, but in accord- ance with the wishes of a section which has con. siderable weight in the c role in which they move. Buttington Ward electors bad secured two good c.n- didates in the persons of M r J. Cowan and Mr W. Watkin, either gentleman would certainly add to the dignity of the Council. Llanerchydol division had for their candidates, Mr Robert Jones, a former member, and Mr T. S. P.ice, who has represented the ward for the last thrie years. The day of the poll turned out anything Out promising, the wether being cold and showery. Mr G. D. Harrison, Mr T. R. Morris, and Mr W. A. Rogers were the pre- siding officers. Throughout the morning very few of the electorate had recorded their votes, but towards evening things became a little lively, and a few vehicles were employed to bring the outlying voters to the poll. The tailors and bakers played a conspicuous part for their respective candidates, f Soon after 8 o'clock a crowd assembled outside the Town Hall, awaiting the. result. Nothing of a striking occur- rence took place except an occasional oracner being let off by the juveniles, and the ¡ policemen having a very quiet time of it. Shortly before nine the result of the Buttington Ward was made known—a majority of 76 for Mr Watkin. It was a foregone conclusion that Mr Cowan would be defeated. He made a fairly good stand against such a strong opponent, considering that Mr Watkin is so well known in Buttington and district. Everyone expected that the fight in Llaneichydol Ward would be a close one. Mr Robert Jones (who owns a con- siderable amount of property in the division) had to contend against a very strong opponent in Mr T. S. Pryce, the latter gentleman having been before the electors for a number of years, and generally con- sidered the working-man's candidate. Surprise was manifest on all sides at the majority by which Mr Jones was returned—23. Cistle Ward returns were awaited with interest, and to the credit of t h defeated candidate it may oe mid that he had to ex tend against a great number of workers who devote i all their energy to secure the return of their man. Mr Davies was defeated by a majority of 22, The successful candidates, mmii to the chagrin of their supporters, did not delivor addressee. It is said to have been one of the quietest elections ever held at Welshpool. Shortly after 10 o'cloek all was over, the last of the nJiy citizens having just left, amid the strains of The Land of my Fatheis." The official figures were: BUTTING CON WARD. A. Watkin 136 J. Cowan 60 CASTLE WARD R. P. Jones 102 S.Davies. 80 LLANERCHYDOL WARD. R. Jonas 137 T. S. Pryce 114 Nothing so far is definitely settled as regards the election of a new Mayor. Aldermen T. R. Alorris, C. Mytton, and the retiring Molyor are mentioned as probable candidates. Tae two former gentlemen have already attained to thit high position, and the present Mayor has made himself extremely popular during his year of office w-th all parties.
GARTiiMYL. PROVIDENCE CHAPET.An evening concert was given on Thursday in aid of tha funds of the Mont- gomeryshire Infirmary. The chapel wan filled with an appreciative audience, nnd the committee are to be congratulated on the sac(,e.R;i which attended their efforts. Mr Edward Jonei. Newtown, occupied the chair, and in an introductory speech referred to the noble object the Providence friends had in view in organising the concert. They could not place the proceeds of that meeting in more deserving hands than in those connected with the Infirmary. The programme was long and varied, and contained an excellent selection. The narty from Bettws which included Mr H. Griffith, Mioses Watkin Jones, B. Jones, Bennett, and Messrs G. Bliss, W. Baxter. T. and J. Howell, gave a very good rendering of thpir several pieces, some of which where extremely diffi- cult. Miss Bessie Bevan sang with that taste which has characterised her of late, and her songs delighted the audience. Miss Cookson, who possess a fine soprano voice, sang with/much expression, and th" encore she received wa< fitirly won. Mr Alfred Jones, of Welshpool, acc impanied with considerable skill, and contributed some organ lIolos in excellent style. The following ww the programmeOrgan solo, "Welsh Airs," Mr Alfred Jones glee, Com- rades song of hope," Mr H. Griffiths and pa,ty 8010, Selected," Mr G. Bliss duet, "AB C," Messrs G. Bliss and D. J. Howell; -oTi;r, Gates of tho West." Miss Bessie Bevaa, enoo e elee, CPrnovole," Mr H. Griffith and party; so o, A Toll," Miss Cookson (encored); solo, In native worth." Mr J. Howell; solo," The lisrht in the window," Miss B. Davies quartette, T'was on a bank," Mr H. Griffiths and party duet, Minuate gun at sea," Messrs J and D. Howell; qnartette, The letter." Mr H. Griffith and party (encored) organ solo Guardian Angnl Mr Jones; quartette, -Tudea," Mr H. Griffith and party; duet, "Exoelsior," Messrs G. Bliss and W. Baxter; song, "Lady of the Lea," Miss Bevan (encored); organ solo, Mr Alfred ,Ton«s; ouartette. Stars of des -or,diur night." Mr Oriffith and party; song, "The Better Land," Miss Cok- son trio, Swell the Luty Ch>ms." Mr Griffith and party duet, L-.rbo-ird watch." Messrs J. and T. Howell song, Mr H. Griffith duet, Betty Wynn," Messrs J. and T. Howell (encored); glee, Balmy May," Mr H. Griffith and partv. Mr Jon e proposed a hearty vote of tbanks to the (srtiates) for their kindness in giving their services that night. Mr George Hioks ably aMOdJed. The singers were at the finish entertained with a substantial supper. Those who renders I assistance where Mr T. G. Evans, Mr W. Blaoc, Mr Hicks* Mrs f. Price. Half. way, and Misa JenniV Evm*. The organ was kindly lost by Mr T. G. Evans, Halfway House.^
LOCAL POLICE. COURTS.
LOCAL POLICE. COURTS. NEWTOWN,—WEDNESDAY. Before R. Lloyd, Eaq. His FIRST OFFFNCe.-William. Johnson, horse trainer, was charged with being drunk and incapable on the previous uight The defendant was brought up in custody.—P.O. Davies said that on the previous night he was on duty in Severn Street, and he found the defendant lying down drank by the gate that leads into the King's Head yard. It was then about eleven o'clock. The defendant; who was quite un. able to take care of himself, used very bad language on his way to the station, where he was locked np.— Defendant (whose face was severely cut and bruised): Did you not poke me in the back by the Greyhound Inu ? No. -Was I not walking along, tne street when you came and poked me in the ribs. And not only that but you abused a fellar, and throwed me about. aud knocked me, and tore my clothes. I wis just like a donkey by the way you treated ine ? Nothing of the kind.—P.S. Morgan said thlt he saw th de- fendairt at three o'clock in the aftern on in the fa.ir. when he had charge of a pony, and they took the ani- mal from him as he was not capable of looking after it. They handed the pony over ro the owner.—De- fendant How was it you did not charge me at three o'ciockp There is a subsequent charge. You are not charged with being drunk in the afternoon.—I want to know how you did not take me into custody't Because you might have been capable ot taking care of yourself, bat not of the pony.—D fendint (laugn- ingi Oh, I see.—In reply to Mr Lloyd the defenOwnt ,said that he was very sorry for what bad ocearred, but at the sametime he did not see any necessity for being abused. If the police saw a feil.tr druuk why didn't they take charge of him. He had never been in trouble beiore.—He was fined 10s including costs, in default seven days imprisonment. Allowed 14 days to pay. SUSPICIOUS CRAF.ACTRRS. -George Chat.tison and Thomas Jervis, two elderly men, were brought up in custody, charged on suspicion with picking pockets in the fair on tee Tuesday afternoon.—P S. Morgan said that during the fair, which was one of the largest in the year, and when great crowds were about the streets, he observe Ithe two defendants promenading about and pushing through the crowds in some of the thickest quarters. His suspicions were aroused, aud from what he beard he caused them to be watched by men in private clothes. One of the men caught the prisoners in the act of picking a woman's pocket, and he took hold of them and gave them ioto custody, This witness was not able to be present that day, and he asked for a remand for eight days.-P.C. Davies said that he had also watched the two prisoners on the previous day. They were together proceeding up t Broad-street. About three o'clock they were in I High-street, and shortly afterwards were handed over to him by a poultry dealer's asaistaut named bpencer. In the presence of the prisoners Spencer said that he saw them attempting t) pick noekets, Jervis said No, I did not. Ask that lady if I did (pointing to a woman standing by). Witness did not ak the women, but he took both men into custody on the word of Spencer. At the station they were searched, and on Jervia they found 12.J 4H, and on Chattidou 12s 8d.—By Jervis: Did you see me doiLg anything wrong? No, I did not.—If you had sus- picion before why did you not lock me up?—P.S. Morgan said that neither of the prisonets appeared to have any business at the fair, and there were several purses lost during the day. He was almost certain that he had seen Jervis before.—Jervis: You never have seen me before. I "as buying one of the watches, when a man came up and said You picked that lady's pocket?" The lady said "No, rio; nothing of the kind. I have net lost anything," and both these ladies had refused to cotne to give evi- dence. It's a shame, an«i I never did anything what- somefer.—Mr Lloyd: You have both heard what the police have said. They say they saw you two or three tim'ts during the day, and as you did not appear to have any business they became suspicious. They now ask for a remand until they briu forward the w.tness who, it is alleged, saw you com fitting a theft. Do yuu wish to say anything against being remauded. If you have anything to say I am prepared to listen to you. You are at liberty to say what your busi- ness or occupation is, where you orme from, and your place of residence.—Chattison said that he followed a galvanic battery at fairs.—Mr Lloyd: Where do you live?—-I do not live anywhere. I trivet about from town to town. There's my pocketbook with the name of the maker of the machine in it, and you can send to him t, see whether I follow a battery or not. I had one at Caernarvon last summer, and have had two since.—Jervis aid the police never a-ked him what he was; but he might tell them that he was a hawker in jewellery, and unfortunately got on the drink, and now he had none at ait. As regard* r si- denop he had none. He lived from town to t /wn, and he came to the fair expecting to meet a friend. He hid never seen Chattison before tho previous day when they were taken into onstody.-P.S. Morgan re- peated his request tor an eigntdays remand.—Jervis Eight days! I think its a shame. I should say that it ought to come off to-morrow.—Mr Lloyd asked if the police conid do with a shorter demani.-P.S. Morgan: We shall want some time to fiud out the character of these men.—Mr Lloyo l'hen the case will be remanded until twelve o'clock to-morrow, when the evidence of Spencer can be taken, and, if necessary, another application ctu then be made for a further remand -Jel vis: I think it is me eiy non- sense to plan such a tale-Mr Lloyd It, is not for you to say so -Ctiactiioa a6ktl( that the police should write to the maker of the galvanic battery, in order to find out if what he k,.aid was not correct.-Mr Lloyd: Yon may rest ansured that they will make the necessary enquiries.—On Wednesday morning the two prisoners were again brought np before R Lloyd and Hugh Lewis, E»qrs., when the following evidence was taken.—Joseph Spencer, assistant huckster, WelEhpool, said that ou Tuesday he 8W the prisoner Chattison in High-street, near to the Market Hall, about one o'clock, when he put, his hand into a iady's pocket and took something out and walked sharply away into a publichouee. In a few minutes he re- turned, and again put his hand into another lady's pocket and walked away into the same pubiichouse (the Angel.) Witness followed him, and/On coming out he was joined by Jervis, and they went into the Market Hall together.—Prisoner (interruption): Oh, you scoundrel. They have planned it ail.-Witness continuing, said that he went in search of an officer, and found prisonertq again about two o'clock coming out ot the Market Hall into lligb-street. They passed close by him, and Chattison nudged Jervis, when the latter went up to a lady who was standing in front of witness and he put his hand into her pocket. Witness then took hold of the two prisoners and gave them into the custody of P.C. Davies, telling him that they had been attempting to pick a lady's pocket. Both prisoners then said that he had made a great mistake. -By the Bench: He clearly saw the man put his hand into the lady's pocket.—Jervis cress-examined the witness as to what the lady said when nsked if he had lost something, and when he was contra dicted called witness a liar -ff. Handy, huckster, Welsh- pool. said that he saw the two prisoners toother by the Blue Be l Inn -ibouc 10-30 (In Tuesday uioeijirg. A farmer's wife came to him with a backet of fowls, and while witness was talking to her about tne price of the towls, Jervis. who had an overcoaton h s right I arm and an umbrella under his left, came up close to her. The woman turned round and saict to witness This man had his band in my pocket Jervis said "Nothing d the kind." and walked away. The other pritioner then said It mu>t be a mistake how much do you want for th- fowls." He then walked away. WitoetS at <>nce gave information to tha police.— Chattisun asked witness if he was quite sure that it was he who came to the w man.—Witness: 1 am quite pure, my dear boy.—Jervis cross-examined, and wanted to know how, if he had a coat on his right arm and an umbrella in his left, he coald possibly out his hini in anybody's pocket.—Witness ail that he (I id not say that he had th- nmbrella in his left, hand, but un te' his left arm.—Prisoner contradicted him, u.nd ■ he depositions were referred to, and f hey bore out the statement rnvie by witness, whereupon the pri-oner asserted that the depositions wera wrong.— Both, prisoners made rambling statements in their defence, and wanted to know with what thiy were oharged. Jervis became so excited that he called Spi-n,ier a linr. io wbich Chattison replied Oould you not be more polite, and ssy that what be said WHS false." He appealed to the Bench to let him have some proof of the picking of pockets, as what they bad heilid was all a pack of lies.-The Chair- ma.n eaid that they found the ca-e made out against them, and each would be sentenced to two months' imprisonment with hard labour. Before R. Lloyd and Hugh Lewis, Esqrs. A YBTKRAN OF THE ROAD.- Ellen Thomas, 72, who, accompanied her husband, obtained her living by ringing and begging round the country, was brought up in custody charged with being drunk and using bad language in Broad-street on the previous diLy.-After hearing the evidence the Chairman said that as the defendant was an old woman they would oot send her to prison, but if she was again found about the streets drunk and begging, they would be obliged to do so. They would let her go if she pro- mised to leave the town imme(tiately.-This she pro- mised to do, and left the Court thanking the Bench, and pouring forth her maternal blessings. TEARING His CLOTBBs.-George Wood, a tramp, was brought up in custody and charged with wiltully tearing his clothes at theCaersws Workhouse-John Evans, taskmaster at the Workhouse, deposed that the defendant was admitted on the previonis evening, and while they were breakfasting that morning the defendant tore up his clothes. Witness spoke to him about it, but he said nothing. A man who wafi in his room eaid that the elothee were very mzged.-On being acked what he had to say. defendant (who ap- peared in a "88 nit) said that be lu no excuse, only that they were not fit to wear. The tronger;, were torn in ilnch a manner that it would have been improper for him to h we walked the streets of any town. He had been OLT of work for nine weeks, and was not in a po-ifcum to bu,, any.—T ie 'iiai'r rr after he had questioned bim as to wheri he had worked and the auiouat i'f wages he received, said it was evident by his own admission that be ought not to have been in that state, and sentenced him to 14* days hard labour. MAC EL YN h LET H,—WEDNESDAY. Before Major Boris* (uhaiissa-in), Joseph Evans. iJsq "lid T. W. iJoii.saJl, Esq. ARREARS.—Hugo Pu^h, I^yyarreg, Griffith Jones, Penegoes, and Wiiliam xie :s. C' aereiuionfechan, over- oeerl- of the several parisn«s, were charged by the gnardians of the Macnyuil^th Union, for not having I paid into tiie Treasurer s ha:r'r, ihe arrears of calls. The Bench made au order to pay within 14 days in j each Cii.fe. ¡ IGNORANcR. Rees Davips, Bodcoll, Devil's Bridge, arid Simon Jone*, Br^vyao, Scuborycoed, Ca-digan, were charged with having removed sheep to the county of Munigoiiiery, in eoiitravention of the local authority, oil Ootooer 16th. Defendants pleaded truiity, out nrared in xtenuation of their con- duct ignorance of the law.—Dismissed on payment of coats. SCHOOL CASR.-Evan Edwards, Doll-street, Mach- ynlleth, was samm.-uea fur not having eent his I child to school regularly.— Mr Dd. Humphreys, school attendance officer, having givea evidence, the 2a-e was adjourned. I WITHOUT diciNe.- William Dugan and Isaac Morgan, timber hauliers, Llanbrynmair, were sum-! rnoned for riding witnout rein*, on 1st October.—P.C. Edwards deposed to uav>ng seen the defendants on tbe day iu question riding on a cart without reins. A previous conviction was proved sgaingb-.Dugaii, who ¡ Whs fined .£1 including costs, and Morgan lus includ- ing costs. .NOT PROVEN.—Joseph Evans, labourer, Gian- hatren, Llanwrio, wascha ged with trespassing in search of game on land in the occupation.,of William l^^y" G.anfechan, on September 31st.—Mr Martin Woosuam, Newtown, appeared for defendant.—Ed. Parry, gamtkeeper, Glauwrin, Llanwrin, said at about haif-ya-t six o'clock in the morning of the 3lat September, be saw d.-fen(i-nt, on land belonging to B.aeufechan, tenanted by Mr Williams. Hi;: observed defendant with a dog and gun near a bush,- Wune.-s went up to defenoant aud at-ked him if he had had authority to shout oa the land, and he replied that he had not got it with him. The reason witness brought the case forward was because defendant did not produce his authority when requested to do so. Witness went on the field to go to where defendant wa.s standing, but he was not trespassing. Mr Woosnam produced the authority, and said if Edward Parry had gone with defendant, he would have-shown him It.-The Bench diMuissed the case. FARMERS QDASREL Ovua A PIG. —William Micab, faimer, of Pautgias, Uchygarreg, wa&ckarged with assaulting and beating Evan Owen, farmer, of Ceniartn, of U webygarrtg, on 29th September. There was a cross-summon* betweeu the partiee. Mr Martin Woosnam, of Newtown, appeared forMicah, and Mr W. P. Owen, Aberystwyth, defended Owen. William Micah, one ol tue defts ndants, L said his fdo: her sent him with a horse and cart to fetoh. a dead p:g which Wdg in Ciniarth Wood. Witnessv-pnt-tbe animal in the cart aud defendant's father took it home, telling Jim to tak-i home a live pig os else it would be killed also. Owen was standing in&ide the drive fence leading to Plus Coniarth, and,, witness told Owen that he had better take charge of his ser- vant boy u he had killed one of his pigs. Words en. sued and Owen struck him with a stick. Witness got hold of the stick, and struck him in self-defence. H th advocates agreed that an assault had been committed, and each party was bound ovæto keep the peace for twelve mouths, and to pay their own cools. A TRUMPERY CHARGE AGAINST A, IAD. Edward tlu^hes, agtsd 15, larm igervant, Glany- rafon, Tafolog, Cemmaes, was charged with having in his possession a gaff under such circumstances as to sat.sfy » Court of Nummary Jurisdiction that he intended at the time to catch or kill salmon by means thereot-Alr Martin Wooanam defended. --I?xederick Wakefield, river watcher, Cwmsiine, Ceminaes, said thit he was ou dnty at Tafolog on the day in ques- tion, when ke saw defendant leaving the Tafolog Brook. When witoees went down to defendant the lattdr went away. Witness noticed that there was a stick lying on tue ground near the place where de- fendant stood, while Eilis Jones, another keeper, fol- lowed the iad. They were 30. to 40 yards away from defendant.—By the Bench: I did not see a gaff in defendant's plissessioit. -Ellis Jones said caitne 3rd October, he wa» with the last wune-s at Tafolog, j when he saw defendant coming from the river. De fejdant on feeing them picktia up agaif, PP-t it under his coat and ran away. The gaff produced was the otie wittics* picked up. It was in his right baud, and witness saw bim uut it in the h-dge. Witness asked defendant where the gulf WAS, and he said he knew nothing about a gaif. Cross-examined by Mr Woosnam: Were-you with Wakefield when you first saw the boy ?—Ye«, sir. How far wer-i you irom the boy at this time?- About five cr six yards. Wakefield gays that you were 30 or 40 yards away. Am I to tin ler«iand that he has stated that whien was untrue?—Yes, sir. Oh then you do not agree with your comrade ?—It is untrue, sir. The boy was in the field when you saw him?—No, he was by the brook. You say you took the gaS out of the-bush after you saw hini F-Ye!i, air.. There ia no hedge between the road and the brook ? -No, Bir. Then where was the bush ?-By the brook, sir. But there are no bushes by the brook or the hedge ? —Oh, it waa oa the other side of the road. Then this boy was not by the brook when you saw him ? —Yes, sir. Well how could he take a gaff from the opposite side of the road when he was by the brook ?—No answer was given to the question, and much laugbter: ensued. Now, come, let's have the truth. Did you see the gaff? -Yes, air. You could see it plainly from where you and Wake- fit-i-i ut,)o,]?--Yes, t-ir. Whe. her that waa 40 yards away, or six yard. r- Yes, sir. But Wakefield says he could notsee the gaff. Is thiit untrue ?—No answer was received. At this stage of. the proceedings the Bench con- ] suited with the Cierk, and stated that the evidence was most cootrad etory, and they would at once dis- miss the charge with costs for defendant (applause), WhlLSLLPOOL—MOXDAY. B-fore Mfssra W. Rogers and T. K. Morris. PKUNK—Mar^arafc Williams, hawker, Wrexiiam, was charged by Police-constable Rees with being drunk ^nd disorderly in Mount-street on the previ- ous Saturday Adjourned for a fortnight.—Wm. Lamprey, Kb'iu-tr, Somerset, was charged by Sergrant Fluinphr,-yi with being drunk and disorderly on Saturday, the 28iu of October, in New-street, and fioed 7s 61.
LLANBRYNMAIR. The to th effect that the now famous. Llanbrynmair Ohapet dispute had been settled ap- pears to have ben a litt e premature. Negotiations w,, b a viev to a s -ttiernent have been proceeding nt i t<>rvaU for thu last, twelve months, bux so far with- out a 6--tti-fal.ory r. gu t. The chapel continues in tun meantime to ne nsed by the Melho list congrelfa.. tion, but th., uncertainty which prevails as to tutufe doveiopm-nts atarully gives cau,-e.for some anxiety oil the ^art of tho pastor and the officers of fibe church.
MACRYNLLETH. LIBERAL CLUB.-A meeting of tin committee of management of the Libeial Club was held at the Club E oins ou Thursday evening; Mr Ffouikes-Jones pro- side 1 aud there wts a food attendance. A long. dis- cussion ensued as to th 1 Ftalte of the party which was reported to be in a healthy coalition. Wiih a view of creatine more en- thusiasm and 'nvigo ating the Radicals with n--w life, it was decided to ho'd monthly meetings at the Club, on the mot-ion of Councillor E. Rees., seconded by the Rev. r. or Thomas. It was also decided to ask Alderman John Jones (Llanfyllin) to dome down and open the lectures.
MONTGOMERY. THK EARL OF POWIS BIADE A FRKEMAN -On Tuesday evening thi Mayor of Montgomery held his Court for receiving c'ain s and objections to the roll of freemen for the borough. The bnaines8 was of a formal character, ani no objections were made. Amongst the claimant^ who were admitted were the Right Hon. Ge)r,e Char;ee, Earl of Powis. ThPjr qua ifieation b'dng thvii of lineal descent from the original burgesses," to whom the freedom of the borough, with various rights and privileges, was ac- corded in the rfign ftienrylll. There are at pre- snt. no honorary fr^enon. The total number en. rolled are a »venty-e;ffl.t. PROPOSED CRICKKT LEAGUE FOR MONTGOMERY- SHIRE.-—A eircit,ar lt'er has been addre*»»-d by Mr J. Pugh, of Pool Quay, to each of the clabo in the county proposing the formation of a cricket loaeue. A special meet ne of the Montg,)meey Club Com!nitt-e was held at the filu > headquarters on Thur-iday evening, the captain.\ Mr C. S. Pryce, presiding, when it w.*s unanimously decided to acoord with the proposal, and a fctronc fefcling was shewn in favour of it. It is to be hoped that other olubs will take the matter up in the oarue spirit, and that next seaMm will witness the anpearance of such an organisation which cannot bat »øll.fI#U the gtotng of the gtmc iu the distxiat,
NEWTOWN. I NEWTOWN OCTOBER FAIR.—There was a larrc i or both horses and cattle at this !air on Tutfs- J day, bnt a scarcity of dealers. There was a be:r [demand for borses and cattle but prices rialed low. [ NBWTOWN SHEEP AND PIG FAIR.—There was a, [large attendance at this market on Monday ana Ib. izood supply of sbeep and pigs. Sheep sold well an i wert) cleared out at an early hour at an advance or 3s per head on the previous fair. Ttjere were a f«w pork's on oiTer which noid well at ojkl to 6d per jo. There wer* pienty of cart pigs to De haa at prices ranging from 10s to 2'.t8. Monday mid-nay a fire out in the shop of Mr G. Astiey, Short Bridge-street. It appears that th* eas inspector, Mr Kidman, went to the Mhlp to examine the meter, which ill situated beneath tt-o window, before harwe acurthin. Tbe inr-pector struck p. mateb to eximine the pipe, etc., awi finishing his business threw the IBatch un the ground. The match not being extingui-hed cucght the curtain and soon enveloped the shop ia fiimes. A large quantity of piitteras and other trade requi-ites wersr destroyed.- The flames were-soon ext-ing there. being a good supply of water on the premise^. Ihe amount of the damage is small, but only ior thr speedy action of Mr A-tiey the results mast httve been serion«. TEE COR^RTV RARE.—-AT the msetiag of tbe County Rate Basis Committee held om Friday- wi omitted to place in our report ttie point raised. %y Capt. ?i?oe-J<KM4, wiio mid iie presumed it was understood that the Confcndtce was quite aware that trfie deductions- were to cover tho expense of repairs, insaranse, and otoer repairs that the landlord was called upon to spend anutvi-lly. in oN!.tm to ket*s>tlie place iu such, repair as-to commasd a rent which the tenant was called upon to jrty. Tenants' repairs-, as he uudorgtx.d it, were not to be eonsiiieivri; but he wished the Chair- man to answer the question.—Mr Hjumphre^s-Owen was understood to reply that tbev were So be cci)sii-terede- Captain 1'1-yce.,T'tmes-tlH'n q?mted from astle'8 L¡,w of Rat- ing, I¡t! :3\)0, in-the case of./ft'gina v. Wid' an olålliOll given by Lord Chief Justice Coca-burn, as fdliows: In order therefore to give-offtet to tire-intention ef the Legislature it, is necessary to consider these expenses ae-added to the rent, but these have te-ia- dedncte<i>by the landlord thas leavinfr the rent actually paid by the Doaant as tie amouul on which the rate onght to-be bilged. Vc therefore answer the ques- tion by saying tb.»t:th<? cost. o& repairs boime by the tenant omriit not to be detected from th« rent actually paid, and that the rent fo paid is the rateable valnptof, tne premises.' —Mr Hnmphreys-OWcn sa.id ho. stilL adlwlJed to h is- opinion. KBTURS HOME OF MK. AND MK-S. JONES- GRIFFITH—On 'Thursday evening Oetober 26th, on the returning home of Mr and Mrs U. Jones-Griffith, after their wedding and h meyuwon, the happy pair was met at the Railway Statiou, Dolgeiiey, by a large concourse of friend. The horees wcw unharnessed from tbe carriage-and the oowd drew Mr and Mrs Jones-Griffith to their residence at Cbedyeymmer, After their arrival a oommitte* appointed at a public meeting to welcome the young people were intro- duced, and presented Mr JoBSf-Griflith with an ex- ceedingly h&ndsome gold watch be-Aring the inscrip- tion: '• Presented to Mr Robert Jones-fckiifttii by his friends and neigbbeuru on the occasion of his mar- riage. Dolgelley, 12th Oetober, 1893;" The watch was presented by^MFRT. P. Jones-Parry, tihe chairman of the committee, who,, with Messrs Ji. Clin a. Hughes, W. Williams, Maeeftynon, and. Dr John Jones made appropriate speeches-i to whieh Mr Jones-Griffith responded. SACRED CONCERTS—Tbe second, wa--red concert organized by the Newtown Competitive Choir was given on Sunday mght in the- Public Hall. The buildinsr was packed. Dr. Bidea-ocoapied the chair, and said there could be no qnastiou that entertain- ments of the character portrayed' by the programme were elevating. The ohoir were aseistad. by Milke Jennie Pritchard,.who, s-ng beautifully throughout. The following is- the- programme(">peaicg hymn, "Crown Him," Ohoir eacred song, ""Jintreat me notleave thee," Miss Jennie Pnitchard; air, "If with all your hearts, Mr W- Richards; double quartett, Nothing. true but Hea-wen," members of the Choir: duet, Love divine," Miss J. I?ritch#ird and Mr C. E. Clark. hymn, Jesus lover of my sonI," the Choir; air, 0 rest in the Lord," Miss M. J. Lewis air, I will sing," Miis J. Pritchard quartett, "God is a spirit." Miss J. Pritchard and members of the efaoin;. chorus,, Worthy is the Lamb," the Choir: The concept ended with the singing of the dozolomy. ALL SAINTS' H.M'$.MT F-kSTru.AT- The annual thanksgiving services were held, iti this Church on Wednesday, when-holy communion was held at 8-30, litany at ll-3ft, and evensong at 7r30. At the last, named service the church was crowded. The Rev E. 0. Jones, vicar of,Ll-.nidloes,.preeohed a most appro- priate sermon, taking his text fpom the let Thessalonians, 3 chap., and 13th ver..e, To the end, He- may cstab&ish your hearts unblameable in holiness before Godv even our Father, at the comiag of our Lord Jesus Cliri,.t, with all his sins." The choir, tuider the eonductorsbip of Mr T. M. Taylor, sang in excellent Ptyie, '"Magnificat," and Nunc Diaaittia, by Staisaer in B fiat; the harvest ar.them, The- harvest is- the end of the world," by Soinuey and the anthem for All Sairts' Day, le that stand i« the bouse of tbe Lord," by Spinney, were rendeaea with mush taste and precis- ion. The little church was bant somely decorated with fruit and flowers, and looked exceedingly well. The decorations were undertaken by M, re E. Powell and Misses Pryce-Jones, by Mr Shute, gar- dener at iJolerw. The re-table was decorated very tastefully with.vases of ohrysantheasBms, both white and yellow, and.looked pretty. The choir stalls were embellished with.chrysanthem»MS, primal, and aram lilies. The reading desks were decorated the samet as the choir stalls.. The pal pit was very handsomely b-decked with chrysanthemums and dahlias of different colours, and ferns and asparagus heads, and numerous flowers. iStandiag beside the lectern was a beautiful yellow chrysanthemum in pot, which stood as high as the lecte'-n, and gave it a pleasing appearance. Tbe pillars were beautified with bands of oats and evergreens, ariistiealiy arranged, and lying on the windows were iarge bunches of vege- tables. The gas brackets were entwined with ivy leaves.-The services were continued on Sunday when there was a children's service in the afternoon, and even-song at 6-30, when the Rev J. Pagh, Dolfor, preached an excellent sermon to a large congregation. sale.—The Rummage Sale, organized by Mrs Evan Jones, the Vicarage, iu aid of the school improvsment funds took place on Saturday in the National School. rhe sale commenced at half-past; two, and immediately the doors were opened a large crowd filled the room. The sale was opened by Sir- Pryce Pryee-Jones, M.P., in an appropriate address- He expressed a hope that a good sum would be rpalised towards t^e necessary improvements which tbø-. manageBS wished to earry out —The Rev R. Evan Jones (viear), on behalf of his wife, proposed a vote-of thanks to Sir Pryee for opening the sale, and espress- ed his, regret that Mrs Evan Jones was unable to a'tend.—Mr W. Thomas, Dolguan, seconded. The interior of the school was arranged in eueh a manner that the large quantity of articles. were corjspistiousiy displayed, und great praise is due to those ladies who assisted Mrs Evan Jones. Therw was a large attelidanoe of buyers, business was brish and the stalls soon hegau to look sparse. The antowit taken was about .£45, and tha sals-was a. deeided success.
WELSHPOOL. PausEifTATiON.—On Tuesday eveninp, the detcons and aaembers of the choir of the CongTeg-ational Church were provided with a tea. by Mr A. E. Bond, at the Schoolroom, 5»ew Cb.ur<<ee, on the oecasieo of a presentation to Mr Kichard .T. Williams, late of Glauhafreu. About sixty sat down. The chair was taken by Mr Jiacqueen. Mr Maurice Evans amÜ," -lie presentation, which c'Jusj2tæà of a brown, leather bag- w;¡11 a brass plate, (suitably inscribed. Mr, Williams acknowledged the present. Other: addresses were.. delivered by Messrs K. Powell, Dax. Bond, aad Blair, and a*, son if by Mr J. J ones. THII: COFFFE HOUSE.—The genfraLmeeting of th$. Welshpool C.,ffee House Company was held at tho, Coffee House on Mqxidiy, when the following were present: C d. Twyford, Messrs. T. R. Morris, R. Powell, the Rev. J. S. Lewis, vicar of Guiiefield, Xp John Evans, secretary, Messrs. E. P. Hughes and J. Pryce Jones. The report of the directors and. statement of accounts were read, and showed that tho Company had improved financially during the past year. The reports were adopted, and Mr l5. P. Hughes was appointed auditor. A hearty vote of thanks was passed to the chairman of the Company* Col. Twyford. EVENING CONCERT.—In connection with the opening cttlip Church Honse a sncce-isful conaert was held in the Towa Hall ou Thursday nig-ht. Mr W. F. Addie presided, and was supported ':>T the Mayor, the Ticar, and other gentlemen. The String Band seen red encores for both their perfonoasaee, and similar honours were earned by Miss Lane, Rev J. W. Thomas, Mr T. M. Price, aibd the Male Voice Party. The following m-as the programme: Mazurka Russe, La Czarine,' String- Band; SOJIg, Yeoman's Wedding Simg,. Rev J. W. Tuomas son?, Tell her I love her so," Miss Lane; readin-j, Rev Ll. Jones; quartette, 'The Three Chafers,* Male Voice Party; dtwlowue, 4 A backward Child,' Mrs Hnddleston i-rul Itrb Hawkins; govotte, I Philoinene, String Baud; song-, Mr T. 24. Price; song, Sunshine Rain,* Miss Lane; quartette, 'A Frank]yn's Dogge,' itale Voice Party; song, 'Good "itight" Rev J. W. Thomas. +
SCMKARY OR NEWS.—It is rumoured that the new Mayor ci Montgomery will be Councillor Edward Williams, of -Cae-r-how-el.-The- opening meeting of h winter session of the Band of Hope in oonnection with the Presbyterian Chapel, Montgomery, was h»ld on Vriday.-At Berriew, on Saturday, Moses Evans, Ejonhinlog, and John Evans, JUanaton, were fined foi being drunk and disorderly.—The parish- ioners of Cemmaes have pulled down the fence en- closing the Cwmlline oonmon land,-Mr Hamilton Prion, of Cyironydd, has been appointed an inspec- tor unier the Board of Agriculture.-Welsbpc"t beat Wflshpool Igese;Toe, on Saturday, in the foot- ball field by 11 goata to two.-The opening match "e the Newtown Heokey Club took place on Saturday the local team completely vanquishing Shrewsbury by i «»i» to 1.