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COUNTY RATE BASIS.
NEWTOWN SCHOOL BOARD FINANCE. LAST week we published the annual financial state- ment of the Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn School Board, which at first sight must have rather startled some of our economists, seeing that it shewed an expenditure of Xi,ool 9s. 7d.. a sum equal to 9id. in 2 tfae æ, in addition to .£499 18s. the grant for pay- ment by results, aud ^280 10a. lOd. as the fee grant game received from the Education Department- Having a grand total of < £ 1.781 18s. 5d.. as against .£1,31>Í 8s. Od. of two previous years. IT most be borne in mind that the financial year tfodiag September 30th last was the first whole year itM.t the present Boatd have had control of the Sehools and its finances, for it is a singular fact- AlLd we think an unfortunate one—that although the financial year ends on September 30th, the old gourds do not go out of office till the following Jfa.lCb., consequently they have to make provision lor the year during which their successors take office, A coition of affairs which leaves it open to astute financiers on either side to work the oracle either in itevonr of the outgoing Board, or by the new Board .-111 against the old one. Of course we do not suggest jfar one .moment that such incidents do occur. Be ||ia.fc as it may, the present Board are in the unenvi- able position of having imposed upon the ratepayers the heaviest expenditure, and consequently the high- bit rftte that has yet been levied upon them for School Board purposes. TBU5 late Board gained very considerable notoriety fry what eorne were pleased to call their high-handed aebemes, but we think that if results are held to testify the means, they may fairly oiaim to have suc- d in the endeavours, which were to make the Uewtowu Board Schools models in their way- .combining efficiency with economy. Our readers will lie plowed to know that the result of the examina- tions as far as they are known at the time we write Are highly satisfactory; the Penygloddfa Schools, criuek mere, considered to be the weak point, have sum & large average attendance than ever they had, and bu gained the highest possible grant all round. Tb* only drawback being that the infants only got the 6d. per head, instead of the le. for singing. Boeh results are not to be got in a day, or sometimes ia a. year or more, and on the principle of giving credit to whom, it is due, we congratulate both the jBoaxd and the teachers. Wz would remind the Board that although in our opinion the ratepayers would not be unwilling to pay for efficient education, that with so large an expendi- ten they have a right to demand it, and when the Jay of reckoning comes at the end of their term of dtiee, if it has not been given and proved by results, they may anticipate a lively time, and must not ex- pect other than the fate of all failures and consider- sidering the agricultural depression, and also as jV,.e4, or, even greater depression in our local indus- teits, we trust that the Board while doing all they _II to promote efficiency, will not forget that eamomy with, and in addition to efficiency, will be Tibeir sore and only passport to the confidence of the 7tttepayens.
NEWTOWN SCHOOL BOARD FINANCE.
THK COAL WAR. Fos the first time in the history of Parliament it ft interfering with disputes between labour and oipi- -tal. and in accordance with the ancient traditions tatd its keen interest in the welfare of the R. it is has been left for the Radical Party to take tb. rrd stepv TTntH the present Adminis. feation toWi.er the reins of office labour had never ,been recognised to the extent that Mr MUNDELLA went. and this aot d arrangiog a conference between pasters and the men's representatives, with Lord ltosclazsgy7 as releree, is proof, if such were needed, the Liberals are the friends of labour, and that <&ev ace thoroughly alive to the tyrannies under wbteh the men groan. As might be expected, the .suoer*' representatives expressed satisfaction with £ be ameriiment's mediation in the coal strike, and under the shrewd and conciliatory guidance of Lord KOSKBEKRY the delegates arrived at an amicable .^Mtelusion on Friday, and work will be rcommenced forthwith.
THK COAL WAR.
THE PARISH COUNCILS BILL. THE discussion on the merits of this measure which took place at the Montgomery County Council Tuesday was, although long. not in the least ee tiresome. The debate arose on the submission of a(teport on various resolutions sent to the Council by táe County Councils Association. At the com- .ment Captain PRYCE-JONES objected to the wpavt on the ground that it was not within the pro- vim* of the committee to deal with the general merits of the Bill, but only with the resolutions relegated r for it special consideration. No doubt the Captain eccreA a point when he said -that many Councillors would be called upon to vote upon a subject about 47bigh they had but dim and, perhaps, inaccurate knowledge, but it was rather far-fetohed to maintain ithmk the committee had no right to go outsiae the eeeoiations. A committee is appointed to take into .jjooaideration the whole Bill, and if they are denied the power of making representations to the Council, ttben in the name of reason why should they be appointed? Whether their recommendations were i. lion altogether different aspect of the qnes- tion. That, making it possible for the County Conoeil to separate rural parishes from urban dis- tricts without the sanction of the Local Government JJoard was distinctly wrong, and we think we have 4SOBIE within the four corners of the worthy CAPTAIN'S action when we place a finger on that clause. -There is no ground for fear that the Bill will be -ea.ded by Parliament in the manner desired by jtb* Donnoil, but it is right to eay that the agreement 1'.0 each a clause would inflict the greatest injury and ihtinttioe on urbsn distriots. It reads well on paper to put trust to local governing bodies rather than to JxwaL Government Board offioiale, bat it would work .aoeiided if put into actual practice. On this point -the VICK-CHAIRMAN made some pithy and sensible ,remarks. It is worthy of remark, that the majority jMttght power to order the separation of a rural por- n fr(,va- an urban district, but did not ask for power to add rural portions to urban. The conflict btt..een town and country is gettiug acute, and our farmer friends must acknowledge we are only striving jfoe what is perfeetly legitimate, when endeavouring to prevent them having the final decision in a matter .whioh affects both interests alike.
THE PARISH COUNCILS BILL.
THE COUNTY RATE BASIS. I* another column will be found a comprehensive tetief from the pen of Capt. PKYCE-JONES on this vexed question, an which he clearly shows the iaiqeity of the arrangement suggested by the Con- ference. To him, Mr GEORGE MORGAN, and others, ^ooeiderablo credit attaches itself for fighting the twitle of the urban districts. One recommendation .of ,be Conference is to allow off land and buildingB -0 per cent. and land 7 £ per cent. In order to lay the easeelearly before the public we give an example. A farm (land and buildings) is let at £ 250, of which jam say 4!209 is for land and 450 for house and .foaiidinaw. According to the present proposals that virork« out as under 15 per eent. off JE250 212 10 lysed- 74 per cent, off JB200 land 185 0 46 per aeut. off X50 house, &o 27 10 1 .421210 JUt a glfcnoe it can be Been that the amount aUowed .&r log andbaildinga is absolutely disproportionate, md we may "well quote from the letter, If the "deduction made 10 years ago to oover landlords' wvst oon&i^ire4 rwwdttable, what Ww bap. pened in the meantime to justify an increased allowance ?" Perhaps there is a case for rating the houses and buildings separately, as suggested by Captain PRYCE-JONES at a recent meeting. People who live in towns and villages will not only have to pay an increased county rate. but the I suggested alteration will also affect their local rates. There is no doubt that the farming industry is sorely in need of relief, but our agricultural friends can hardly expect one part of the county will submit to bear such a burden for their especial benefit. It is, however, possible to raise the rateable value of the county without casting the slightest injustice upon anyone. It each Assessment Committee were to agree to thoroughly revise the valuation of country mansions, hotels, railways, canal, water and gas companies,or jointly employ a professional valuer to do the work, they would be doing a righteous act. Many of these concerns have vastly increased in value since the last valuation took place, and re- vision of these properties is urgently needed. Not only would the rural portion of the county benefit, but the urban districts would join in the advantages, and a result arrived at which would be fair and just to all concerned.
- THE COUNTY RATE BASIS.
FUNERAL ()F AIR. ABRAHAM HOWELL, J.P. The funeral of the late Mr Abraham Howell, J.P., of Rhiewport, Berriew, whose death was announced in our laat iseue, occurring at the age of 83, took place at Berriew on Thursday, amid every token of respect and manifestation of affection. Almost every blind throughout the village was lowered. The mournful cortege left Rhiewport about one o'clock. In the first carriage was Mr Hawks worth (the family snrguon), and the under bearers, Edward Jones, gar- dener, Llewelyn Evans, gardener, George Wilde, Walter Beedles, Lewis Purcell and Edward Jones, labourers, all of whom are employed on the estate. Following these in a hearse came the coffin (supplied by Mr J. rl. Anderson), which was of the best Eng lish oak, with solid brass fittings, and bore a magnifi- cently engraved plate, on which were the words Abraham Howell, born April 4th, 1810, died November 12lh, 1893." Next, walked the chief mourners,—Mr William M. Howell and Mr Charles E. Howell (sons), Mr A. C. Twentyman (son-in-law) and Mr H. Llewellyn Howell (son), Mr Joseph M. Howell (nephew), and Mr Llewellyn Twentyman, Mr Harold Twentyman and Mr Allan Twentyman (grandson), Mr Edward Jones, town clerk of Welshpool, (brother-in-law), and Mr E. L. R. Jones, Mr Alfred Ciarke, and Mr H. D. S. Powell, Mr Richard Williams, and Mr J. C. Gittins, of Newtown, Mr Daniel Howell, of Llanbrynmair, and Messrs A. E. Breeze, G. J. Salter, E. P. Hughes, and R. J. Evans (clerks at the office of Messrs Howell, Jones, and Howell), together with the ser- vants at Rhiewport bringing up the rear. After part of the journey had been traversed, the pro3ession was joined by the Mayor and Corporation of Welshpool. The Mayor (Councillor E. O. Jones) wore his robe and chain of office, and each member of the Corporation—Aldermen T. Rowley Morris and G. D. Harrison, Councillors D. Richards, Charles Gallo- way, T. Parry, Robert Jones, J. Pryce Jones, and E. Ling ford Joiies-earried a wand fastened to which were rosettes of crape. Mr A. C. Humphreys-Owen (chairman of the County Council). Mr Edward Davies, Plat3 Dinam, and Colonel Harrison also joined the procession, together with Mfsara D. P. Owen, S. Powell, and D. Wall (Welshpool Borough Magistrates), and Mr E. Maurice Jones, coroner. 1 he procession was met at the gates by the Rev. Joseph Brines, vicar cf the parish, and the surpliced choir sang the hymn, There is a laud of pure delight." Mr T. Maldwyn Pryce, R.A.M., of Welshpool, presided at the organ. The grave was in the new cemetery, and the burial service was con- ducted by the Rev J. E. Hill, rector of Shrawardine, and the choir eang Let saints on earth in concert sing." Among those at the grave side, not already men- tioned, were the Rev. Grimaldi Davies, vicar of Welshpool; the Rev. T. Hughes, Buttington the [Rev. Llewelyn Jones, Welshpool; Mr T. Simpson JoneB, Gungrog; Mr D. A. V. Colt Williams, Chester; Mr T. J. Hounefield, Glyncogan, In- spector Tfcomas, Cambrian Railway Company Messrs. T. Mor is, Coliender, C. P. Yearsley, Samuel Morris, Welshpool; Francis Laugford, Montgomery R. Owen, secretary to Welshpool Gas Co., W. Farmer, J. Danily, ex-ohief constable, Newtown; T. W. Davids, North and South Wales Bank, Welshpool; B Kiggins, Boffey, Thomas uritfiths, James Owen, John Goroall, J. Tilsiey, and a great number ot the farmers and tradesmen of the district; all of whom attended spontaneously, invitations aot having been issued. The undertaker for the funeral was Mr J. H. Anderson, of Welshpool, who carried out the arrangements most efficiently, with the assistance of Mr William Morris, of Broad street, Welsbpool. A large quantity of choice wreaths and lovely crosses were sent by a large circle of friends, among the sender* oemg :-The sons and daughters, Mr and Mrs A. C. Twentyman, Mr and Mrs Llew. Howell, the graud-ahildreu Mrs Howell and family, Craigy- don Mr and Mrs Bonsall, Morben Mr and Mrs E. Jones, M rand Mrs Burr, Shrewsbury; the Rhiew- port servants, Mr Edward Jones (gardener), Mrs Brownett, Mr and Mrs Wilde, the clerks at Messrs Howeil, Jones, and Howell; the servants at Canfield Gardens; Dr and Mrs Marriott, Reading; Mr and Mrs A. C. Humphreys-Owen, Major and Mrd Corbett Winder, Mr and Mrs Hounsfield, the Rev J. and Mrs Baines, Sir Pryce and Lady Pryce-Jones, Mr and Mrs Davies, Plas Dinam; Mr and Mrs Herbert- Norman, South Kensington Mr and Mrs Lloyd, the Rectory Mr Evans and family, Keel; Miss Lang, ridge, Mr und Mrs liewis-Andrew, Mr and Mrs D. A. V. Coit Williams, Mr and Mrs R. E. Jones, Cefn Bryntalch Mibis Foley, Mrs Waidson, Mrs Bennett, Coort Calinore Mr and Mrs Jones, Berriew Mill; Mrs Gornali, Mr Griffiths and family, Penysarn Mrs Griffiths, Keel Cottage; Mrs Bira, Capel; Mr and Mitis R. Lloyd, Mr and Mra Tilsiey, Mrs Lloyd Jenkin, Mr* Biockly, Miss M. J. Griffiths, Revel, Mrs Prycd, Morton Mr and Mrs Harding, Mr and Mrs Prycti, Pentreheylin; the Berriew School Child- ren; Mr Richard Williams, Newtown; Mr and Mrs Gittins, Newtowu Mr Richard and Miss Maggie Evans, Mr and Mrs E. Langford Jones, Church Bank House the Mayor and Mayoress of Welshpool; Mr L. B. Tweutyman and family, Wimbledon; Mr and Mrs Hawkswortb Mr and Mrs Boffey; and Richard and Alice Purcell."
FUNERAL ()F AIR. ABRAHAM HOWELL,…
THE COAL CRISIS. GOVERNMENT MEDIATION. Mr Gladstone in the House of Commons on Monday night fcaul: I wish to make known to the House a matter which perhaps they will regard us of some public imerast. The Government, like all members of the Houae and the public in general, have watched with painful anxiety the progress and the extended duration of the present coal strike-and matters have reached a point at which we think, that possibly a step may present some prospect of advantage. I have therefore addressed a letter upon one side to the employers and on the other side to the miuers- through their respective organizations. I will read the practical part of it It appears to them that advantage may accrue though a further discussion between the parties of the present position of matters under the chairmanship of a member of Government, who, it is hoped, will not be unacceptable to either side. Lord Rosebery has consented at the request of his colleagues to undertake the important duty which such a position involves. I have therefore to invite —in one letter the miners and in the other the coal- ownera—" to send representa,tivesto a Conference to be held forthwith under his chairmanship. In dis- charging this duty it is not proposed that Lord Rose- bery ishonld asaume the position of arbitrator or umpire, or hintsalf vote in the proceedings, but that he should confine his action to offering his good offices in order to assist the parties in arriving between themselves at a friendly settlement of the questions in dispute. Mr Gladstone's proposal that the masters and representatives of the men should meet in joiut con- ference, with Lord Rosebery as chairman, and prao tically as mediator, was heartily welcomed. At the conference of the Miners' Federation, a telegram was sent to the Prime Minister expressing on behalf of the miners hearty agreement with his suggestion. The Emergency Committee of the coalowners met and the secretary wrote to the Premier stating that the coal- owners aocepted the invitation of the Government to the join* conference. On all sides great satisfaction was oxpressed at the earnest desire of the Ministry to settle the dispute, which is crippling trade and causinc mu jh misery. HAPPY TERMINATION OF THE DISPUTE. The coal trade dispute, which has lasted sixteen weeks and caused enormous trade loss and great misery among other workpeople as well as the miners, was settled on Friday. The joint conference, sug- gested by Mr Gladstone, with Lord Rosebery a* mediator, met in the forenoon at the Foreign Office The minera' delegates insisted at the outset that the men should return to work at the old rate of waaes The uoal-owners, on the other band, contended that the rate of wages should be determined by the con- ciliation board. It was ultimately resolved that a board of conciliation should be immediately consti- tuted, and it was also decided that the men should resume work at once at the old rate of wages, that this rate of payment Should retain till February lat melt*
THE COAL CRISIS.
LLANFAIR CAEREINION. LECTURE.—The Rev H. Elvet Lewis, Llanelly, lectnred on "John Penry" (the Welsh Martyr), at Penarth Cbapel on Tuesday evening. The Rev J. Thomas, Coedpoeth, presided. The spacious chapel was quite full. The lecturer kept the audience spell- bound for an hour and half. The peroration was very effective. Votes of thanks to the Lecturer and Chairman were moved and seconded by Revs D. < Morgan and J. Rhydderch, and Messrs W. Theodore, C.C., and N. D. T. Watkin, Penartb. PREACHING MEETINGS.—Preaching meetings were held on Thursday at Jerusalem Congregational Chapel, when the Revs H. Elvet Lewis and J. Thomas, Coedpoeth, conducted the services. the congregations were very large, and the preaching was very able and effective. Collections were made during the afternoon and evening services. The Rev Elvet Lewis also preached at Llanfair Congregational Chapel on Friday evening. THE CHORAL SOCIETY'S CONCERT. Tne Llanfair Choral Sooiety, recently formed, with Captain Pryce, Cyffronydd, as president, and Messrs John Cooke Hilton, J.P., and John Jehu, C.C., as vice-presidents, held its first concert at the Board Schools on Friday week. The choir con- ductor is Mr E. Diyhurst Roberts, Board Schools; treasurer, Mr J. Richard Jones, Mount; secretary, Mr John Stephen Jones, Board Schools chairman of committee, Mr G. E. Edmunds, North and South Wa'es Bank. The first part of the programme was devoted to the performance of Dr Stainer's The daughter of Jairus." The artistes were :—Soprano, Miss Emily Wright. Acrefair; tenor, Mr T. Charles Jonea, Den- bigh baritone, Mr David Gittins, Llanfair; him, Mr G. Edmunds, The Bank; accompanists, Mr T. Maldwyn Pryce, R.A.M., Welsbpool (piano), and Mr Robert Davies, A.C Denbigh (organ). The room was quite full, and the singing through- out much appreciated. The cantata, which was composed expressly for, and first performed at the Worcester Triennial Festival held in 1878, is a beautiful composition, full of pretty novements and sudden changes, requirit g delicate handling and great precision in execution. The Conductor, noweve. had the choir well in hand, and the character of the cantata was fully main. tained throughout the performance and the com- poser's ideas therein well brought out. Miss Emily Wright, who is now under tuition with Mr Wilfrid Jones, R.A.M.. Wrexham, is a young soprano of whom we expect to hear much in future. She has a beautiful voice, and did her part admirably. Mr T. Charles Jones has a beautiful voiee, well cultivated, and well managed. His rendering of the tenor song, My hope is in the Everlasting," was most effective. Mr David Gittins did full justice to the baritone part in the trio, To Him who left his throne on high." Mr G. Edmunds was in splendid form, and with his round mellow voice rendered very effectively the hags solo, My little daughter lieth at the point of death." The duet, Love divine," by Miss Wright and Mr T. Charles Jones was capitally rendered, as were the Wailing (chorus of women), Chorus ot unbelievers" (male voices), and the full choruses, Awake thou that sleepeat" and To Him," which olotes the cantata with a fugue on the words, Amen, Hallelujah." Part II. of the nroirramme was as follows:- Duot (piano and harmonium)" War March of the Priests" Song "The Better Land"Mr Charles Jones Song "Gnrdotes Fach WiLs Wright Qaartett "The Letter" Messrs. Jones, Price, Roberts, and Davies. Full Anthem. Come unto Him" Sol-,g Gwlad y Delym" Soni; "I will extol thee" Miss Wright" Duet. Hywel a Blodwen" Miss Wright and Mr Charles Jones. Finale. Hen Wlad fy Nhadan" ,ua,le Miss Wright and Mr Charles Jones, were loudly encored for Gardotes Fach" and Better Land respectively, which were capital performances. air Price acquitted himself at the piano worthy of the occasion, as did Mr Davies as organist. The concert was one of the very best ever held at Llan- fair, and it is uot known that ever before an attempt was made here at performing a c intata. Mr T. Wat- kins. J.P., in expressing his own sentiments, as well as those of the audience, rightly said that the district w s very fortunate in having as a resident, a musician of Mr Robert's ability and standing. Mr Edmunds, bank manager, as chairman of the committer, expressed the gratification of the society at seeing such a good and appreciative company, and Mr Roberts expressed the hope that the choir would soon be strengthened by others joining it. The choir was a town's choir, as they could see from its mem- bers, who reprtstnted the various section* in the P'aCe LL AN AN N O, RADNORSHIRE.
LLANFAIR CAEREINION. '
WKUDING REJOICINGS—When it was announced th (t Mr C. R. Stephens, of Castle Vale, would shorily be married to Miss Mildred Lucy Forwood, daughter of the Right Hon. A B. Forwood, M.P., The Priory, Gateacre, Liverpool, the tenants and others belonging to his eiitati-s here and at Newtown decided to show their respect to him and his predecessors by making him a presentation on his marriage. With this uojeet in view a committee was formed, comprising the following: Messrs Thomas Hamer. Crycbell; Evan Thomas, G,anyrafou; Joaiah Pugh, Penybank and Thomas Morris, Brynddu; for Llananno. Messrs Edward Davies, builder; Thomas Evans, Bank Shop and David Humphreys, saddler, for Newtown; with Mr Aaron Moseiey, the agent of the, estate, as hon. secretary and treasurer. A handsome sum was shortly collected, and the committee selected as the presents a massive solid silver tea tray, and a pair of solid silver fUh carvers with ivory handles. These beautiful specimens of the silversmith art werf obtained from the Goldsmiths' and Silversmiths' Company, 112, Regent-street, London, through Mr Herbert Jones, watchmaker and jeweller, Newtown. They were exhibited for some time in his windows, and were greatly admired. The tra.y, which had Mr Stephens' crest and monograms inscribed upon it, also bore the following inscription: Presented to Cecil Raby Stephens, Esq., by the tenants and others connected with his estates at Llananno and Newtown, on the occ ision of his marrisee to Miss Mildred L. Forwood, November 15, 189, With the surplus funds the committee decided to give a tea to the children titteudiug Glan Ithon School, their parents, and any others who chose to attend. The tables were presided over by Mrs Moseley, Criggion, Mrs Thomas, Glanyrafon, and Miss Ph, Penybank, assisted by a host of willing helpers, including M'ss Watson, Drainilwynbir, Miss Lewis, Llether, Mus S. Pugh, Penybank, the Misses Morris, Glanyrafon, and many others. During the afternoon the children competed in races, etc., for prizep, a nice little selection being kindly given by Mr Herbert Jones, and a number of money prizes by the committee. Atter all present, numbering about 300, had partaken of the good things provided, a short entertainment was held, presided over by the Rev W. Thomas, vica.r, when congs, recitations, etc., were given by the school childien in a most interesting and clever manner, reflecting the greatest credit upon tbeir teachers, Mr and Mrs Evees.-The Chairman, in a wy impressive and telling speech, proposed" Long life, success, and happiness to the bride and bride- gTiiom." This was most cordially received by all those present, and ably responded to by Mr Moseley on their befialf, who also, as correspondent to the school, read tho report of H.M. Inspector on the recent examination, which had been received by that day's post, and which showed that the school had pa'-sod a most successful examination, and is in a very flourishing state. He also proposed a vote of thanks to the teachers and children for doing so well and for the beautiful entertainment they had given. This was most heartily accorded them, and acknow- ledged by Mr Evans. A vote of thanks to the tea- makers and th-.ir assistants was proposed by Mr Hamer, seconded by Mr Morris; also to the Choirman by Mr Moseiey, seconded by Mr Thomas. The sing- ing of the National Anthem then brought this very interesting meeting to a close.—The children, on leaving the room, were presented with a ban each, from ihe committee, and an orange -ach by Mr Nicholls, Tne Shop, Llandemy, who, we may state, supplied thi povisioxis, which gave every satis- faction. Moat ot the company then wended their way to the ruins of Castle Timboeth, a high eminence situated on Criggin Farm and overlooking Castle Vale, where a huge bonfire had been erected. Ringing cheers were here given for Mr and Mrs Stephens, and so closed an evening long to be remem- bered by the juveniles, and we think by all preB*nt. It is understood that a formal presentation of the wedding gifts will be made to Mr and Mrs Stephens on their home-coming to Cattle View after the honeymoon is Bpent,
LL AN AN N O, RADNORSHIRE.
DOLFOR. AGRICULTURE.—The fir*t of a series of lectures on this important and interesting subject was delivered in the Schoolroom oa Wednesday night by Mr Chap- man. The chair was taken by the Rev J. Pugbe Morgan, M.A., vicar. The lecture was illustratei by speciment- of local SOilol, and a collection of rocks, kindly lent by the Bangor University College. After the formation, distribution, and classification of soils had been dealt with, a discussion followed upon a leading article in the Live. Stuck Journal against the use of sheep dips." Those present were in favour of dipping once or twice a year, being of opinion that such was beneficial to skin and wool alike. The next lecture, November 29th, will be about theehemical substances necessary for plant food, to be followed by a discussion on the ,I Ventilation of stables and the general treatment of horses." A vote of thanks to the Chairman and lecturer closed what we hope was only the precursor of many such gatherings, having for their object instruction and amusement during the dreary nights of winter. A lecturer from Bangor U ni versity College wiu probably attend Wis sight, if satisfactory arrangements can 1M MAO.
CARNO. PARISH CHURCH EXTENSIONS AND IMPROVE- MENT.—For many years the east end of the parish church at Carno has been in a state of dilapidation, and about twelve months ago a committee was formed to carry out the work of restoration, and also to build a parochial room. Captain Aiams was elected chairman of the committee, a.nd has proved an indefatigable worker. Mr John Wileon acted as treasurer, and the Vicar, the Rev T. E. Jones, per- formed the duties of secretary. The church is a very ancient building, constructed of stone, and formerly belonged to the Kuights of St. John of Jerusalem. In order to have the church restored, a public sub- scription was got up, and a large amount collected. A parochial room was also erected in order to con- duct the services while the church was being re-built. The restoration was completed a few oays ago, and on Friday the re-openir.g eervices took p ace. There were present:—The Lord Bishop of Bangor, Canon Trevor, Revs. Morgan Jones, R.D., Vicar of LllLn- dinam, W. D. Roberts, Lltuidloes, T. H. Hughes, Llangnrig, E. Edwards, Trefeglwys, J. Hughes, Caersws, J. W. Kitkham, R.D., Llanbrynmair, W. G. Vaugoan, Llanbrynmair, W. Richards, Cemmaes, 10. A. Narea, B.D., Kerry, and T. Evan Jones, Vicar of Carno. The re-opening day (Friday) had been looked forward to with considerable interest, and the clergy of the rural deaneries of Arustley and Cyfeiliog and many other friends had been invited, the invitations being generally accepted, but, owing to the inclemency of the weather, only about half of the expected visitors were able to be present on Friday. Several gifts were made to the church on the ion of its restoration, namely, an altar cloth, subscribed for by the members ot the choir; book markers and harmonium curtains, presented by Miss Boyes, of T>brith, and an anupenuium for the reading desk; and flowers for the vases on the altar were sent by Miss Jarratt. of Bridlington Quay. The cost of the restoration of the building of the parochial room amounted to X200, and was executed by Mr E. H. Williams, Llanbrynmair. In the morning at 10-30 the first. service was held, when the prayers were intoned by the Vicar, and the lessons read by the Rev A. E. C. Adams, and the R&v Wm. Richards. A sermon was preached by the Kev Morgau Jones, R.D., vic ir of Llaiioinam, and there was a celebration of Holy Communion after the service, the celebrant being the Rural Dean, assisted by the Vicar. After this service the incited guests, adjourned to the Vicarage, where a luncheon had been kindly provided by Mrs Adams, Plasllyssyn, and Mrs Evau Jones, Vicarage, Mr Wilson, Aleppo inn, being the caterer. At 2-30 there was another service, the Litany was monotoned by the Rev W. D. Rooort6, R.A., Llanidloes, the sermon being preached by the Rev Ù. A. Nares, B.D., \icar of Kerry. After this service the guests retired to the Vicarage for tea, and at six o'clock an evening service was held, when the Lord Bishop of the Diocese preached. At the conclusion of each service a collection was made in aid of the church repair and the building, and large amounts were realised. The Vioarage is a well built and nicely situated house, and a little way from the Church. It was built about two years ago by the present Vicar at a cost of tl,100, the founda- tion stone being laid by his bon, Mattel John Sheppard Jones. I
MONTGOMERY. MISSIONARY MEETING.—In connection with the We-ieyan Missions a meeting was hold in the chapel on Thursday evening. Aiderman E. R. Jau es (C.C.) presided. Rev. R. W. Lowry gave the rel ort, and addresses were given by the Revs Da" son and Idrisyn Jones. CONSERVATIVE CLUB.—A smoking concert was held at the Conservative clubro.m on Thursday evening. CouncillorThoB. Williatnspiesided. Songs, etc., were given by the following: Mesors F. Ln g- f..rd, W. Davie, T. AlderA, B. Morgan. IS Davies, W. Maddox, H. Evans, C. P. Davies, T Williams, F. Davies, C. Baker, M. Finney, and T. W. Owen. BAND OF Horz.-A crowded meeting of the above was held in the Presbyterian schoolroom on Friday evening. Councillor E R. James presided. Ad. dresses were given by the chairman, Mr Evans (Moat), and Mr J. McGavin, and a couple of dialogues wit.h recitations, etc., were rendered by membens of the society. BROTHER'S UNION.—A tea was given to the members of this Union at the Temperance Rooms, on Friday. Amongst, those who assisted in providing were the Rector and Mra Brown, Mrs Harrison, Caerhowel; Mrs Jones, Sutton Miss Jellicorse, Ctun i etc. After tea a specid service was held in Church, and later in the evening the choir-boys were entertained to tea at the Reading Rooms. ACCIDENT.—A youth named Evans, employed at the Railway Station, while toying with a loaded pistol accidentally pulled the trigger, sending a bullet through the fleshy part of the hand. The hemorrhage from the" ound was great. The sufferer was sent to Welshpool by the next train.
LLANDINAM. K concert was given on Friday Evening in the Board schoolroom, by the highly trained choir from trie Wesleyaa Chapel, in Newtown. Dr. Ross, of Newtown, was voted to the chair, in the unavoidable absence of Edward Davies, Esq. The choir sang splendidly, with the instrumental and pianoforte accompaniments, under the conducsorship of Mr H. Carl Taylor. Miss Taylor sang Alone on tha raft" and Ye that lire weary," and W'I! pneored, and in reøpODae gave" Love's old sweetsong" The Taylor Quartett sang in splendid style. Mr H. Carl Taylor sang The death of Neleon," with cornet obbligato by Mr D. W. Oliver. Th Misses Annie and Hettie Oliver charmingly Eang the [''Convent bell." The "Sleigh ride" by the choir and orchestra was the trrandest treat of all; there was a vociferous encore, and the choir responded. Miss Morgan, a little maid from Newtown, skilfully performed on the pianoforte for one so young. Miss Edith Woolley, Newtown, ably accompanied. LLIDIART-Y-WAUN.—Through the munificence of Mrs Davies, of Plas Dinam, the scholars attending the above school were grandly entertained on November 15th. In addition to a sumptuous spread of most excellent plum cake, seed cake, and deHcious buns, with high-flavoured tea from Mrs Thomas, The Stores, of Llandinam, who, on this occasion, excelled her usual excellency in the matter of supply- ing first class viands. The worthy lady of Plas Dinam- with the view of encouraging regular attenda)ceat school, gave for distribution a large number of very nice and beautifully illuminated books. The many inducements that the worthy squire of Plas Dinam and Mrs Davies hold out to the several schools under the Llandinam School Board are worthy of the highest praise Mrs Roberts, the master's wife, was ably assisted by some; of the resident farmer*' wives, viz., Mrs Griffiths, Rhoswen, Mss Hamer. Hofod. fraith, Mrs Evans, Pant-y-dwgan, Mrs Griffiths, Grach, Pant Presb, &o. The tea tables were ueatiy laid out, with here and there some beantiful flowers were displayed to the best advantage, and which had a very picturesque appearance. All seemed to enjoy themselves most thoroughly.
LLANFYLLIN. THE NORTH WALTs TKMPERANCE UNioii.-The first meeting of the L'anfyllin branch was held on Wednesday evening. A very full room met the pre- sident, vice-president, and officers. The Rev. J. C. Jones, Congregational minister, conducted the meet- ing. Forty pledges were taken, and warm addresses wer" given by veterans in the Temperance cause. Satikey's "Toiling on" and "Almost persuaded" were gang, and MUs Lettia Bryan gave a solo, Come friends, the world wants mending," very sweetly. Several of the Band of Hope memberf4 joined in the chorus in their usual happy manner, Mr John Bryan leading. The meetings will be held fortnightly in each ahapel alternately.
NOTES OS FOOTBALL. Our Caerews rivals say they are determined to give Wrockwardine a hard task when they meet them on the Cunnings, at Newtown, in the 'Velh Junior Competition. They will arrive by special train at 1-30, accompanied by a large number of friends Tbeir backs played a fine defence against the Cam. brian Rovers, whom they beat by three goals to one, and they intend increasing their strength before they meet the holders of the Junior Cup. An inquest was held by the Middleborcugh coroner codeeriiing the death of a football player named G. S. Hoggarth, aged 19, who died from the effects of a charge received in the course of a mLteL, at Normanby The jury returned a verdict of accidental death, the charge being legitimate according to the laws of the gaine. On Monday evening, the Shrewsbury Coroner held an ioqnest on the body of John Henry Morris, of 26, Canal Buildinp, who died from injuries received on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the Wednes- day Charity Cup, the players being the Shrewsbury and Madeley town teama.-Herbert Evans said he was playing right half-back for the home team. After changing ends the ball. passed by the Madeley half-back to Wm. Evans. He then saw the deceased and Evans collide. He saw no unfair platy, and no blow or kick. When the deceased was on the ground he went up to him, and after asking him if he wae hart he said, It is a pity, bat I think it was purely accidental." Deoeased replieJ that it was done on pnrpoee.—Mr Herbert Walton, acting house surgeon at the Infirmary, said the body showed no external marks of violence. No poet-mortem had taken place, but be believed death was due to internal hemor- rbne.-A verdict of aooidctntal death was returned. —The President of the Club, Mr H. D. Gieen, M.P., volunteered to pay the funeral expenses. After the inquest Evans had to be escorted by the police to the station, owing to the show of hostile feeling to- wMds him by a large eiowd which bad assembled.
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WELSHPOOL. PPOMOTIo.-q.-Colonel Harrison,. commanding the 4th Batt. South Wales Borders, has promoted Sergrt. W. Ogborn, instructor of musketry, to be Sergeant- Major, re-Sergt-Major Chalkley, is discharged on a pension. OBITUAEY.—We record the death this week of Charles, son of Mr David Jones, grocer, High-street, after a lingering illness. The deoeased, who was of a. quiet disposition, bad endeared himself to many, and was much respected by all who knew him. He passed peacefully away on Monday last, at the age of 21 The funeral, which took place at Christ Church on Thursday, was largely attended. Beantiful wreaths were sent by friends and relatives. We also recorn the death of Mr William Bebb, of Severn street,.an old inhabitant of the town, after a lang illness. THE BRITISH SCHOOL.—At a meeting of the Managers, held on Friday night, Alderman T. B. Morris presiding, it was stated that the cost of carrying out the improvement required by the Ednea- tion Department would be £ 130, to be devoted to structural alterations and .£50 for the provision of a playground. After con,iderabie discussion it was iecided that they ecu d not see their way to raising so large a sum, and it was resolved that the schools be Iosed at the end of the current year. The meeting vas subsequently adjourned for a week in order that i further effort may be made to raise the tequitite noney to carry on the school.
LLANIDLOES. CONGREGATIONAL CHAPEL.-In connection with the Bible Classes held weekly at the above place of worship, a debate took place on Monday evening-last, when there were a large number present. The Rev T. L. Martin, pastor, presided. The subject for debate was That the Pulpit has a greater influence than the Press." The affirmative was opened by Mr Rd. Davies seconded by Mr J. T. Davies, and the negative was opened by Mr J. Ellis seconded by Mr G. Thomas, after a warm discussion the Pulpit earried by 19 votes to 6. The newly-elected Mayor of Llanidloes (Alderman W. George) has decided to celebrate his year of office by presenting the poor of Llanidloes with a quantity of flannel instead of giving a bat quet. We under- stand that he has received a list d nearly 200 names of deserving poor from the ministers of the town. The men are to be presented with a couple of pairs of flannvl drawers each, and the women with a flaDnel j petticoat. These will be highly acceptable at tais trying season. THE STORM.—The bigh wind which was blowing during the latter part of last week seemed to reach its height on Saturday, when the large window of coloured glass in the front of the Baptist Chapel was blown in by the force of the storm. The weatber has been intenbely cold, a light fall of snow occurring on Saturday afternoon. METHODISM IN WALES.—Dr. Gynhafal Jones has been taken to task by the Vicar of St. Asaph for having carelessly spoken at a public meeting at Rhyl, and leaving the impression that he imputed to the Church in Wales of 1743 toe errors of 1560." The Rev. Doctor's quotations from a Bishop's charge were so astounding that the Vicar probably could not convince himself of their truthfulness, but Dr. Jones was able to give chapter and verse for his statements, and so the Vicar had to fall back upon the minor complaint of careless speaking.. He is probably sorry now that be wrote on the subject. CONGREGATIONAL CHAp.EL.-In connection with the recognition services of the Rev T. L. Martin as pastor of the above church, as briefly reported in our last week's issue, the church desire very gratefully to acknowledge the receipt of a.five pound note (per J. Jenkins, Esq..) from John Williams Wiilans, Esq., of Woodlands Park. Altrincham, which was received unsolicited. Mr Wiilans until recently resided at M.junt Severn and took great interest in the welfare of the church. He will be known to our readers as the purchaser of the Dolforgan estate. Handsome donations were also received from Alderman John Jenkins, Esq., Edward Davies, Esq., J. D. Davies, Esq., and Miss Davies. The meetings were weU attended. MAYOBAL SUNDAY.—His Worship the Mayor (Alderman William George), who word the Mtyoral robe and chain of office, attended divine service on Snnday morning last, at China-street Welsh Calvan ietic Methodist Chapel. He was accompanied by the aldermen and councillors of the Corporation and other officials of the borough, together with a detach- ment of Volunteers and members of the Oddfellows and Foresters Friendly societies. Ap.-ocessiou was formed outside the Mayor's residence (Bryndwr), headed by the local Volunteer corps, under the com- mand of Sergeant Hamer, the members of tbe friendly societies, and following, these were the borough and district police, in charge of Inspector Like, the Mayor and, members- of the Town Council, together witn borough officials bringing up the rear. The procession passed through Hairen-street, Lo,. g Bridge-street and China-street. There was a large number of onlookers along the whole route. The Corporation sat to the left of the pulpit, tho other portion of the procession taking the centre. The minister who occupied the pulpit was the Rev D. Lloyd Jones, M.A., Llandinam, who took for his text the 11th and 12th verses in the 22nd chapter of St. Matthew. The sermon, which was mo&t power- ful, was delivered in the English language. The service over, the procession re formed, and escorted the Mayor to his residence, where bis Worship, in a brief speech, thanked the Corporation and the general public for accepting his invitation to accom- pany him to his. chapel. The streets were very crowded when thwprocession returned from chapel.
WELSH CUP TIE. NEWTOWN V. LLANIDLOES. The second round of the Welsh Senior Cup was played on Saturday at Newtown, on the Cannings, between the above teams. The weather was very unfavourable, a strong- wind blowing from the north-east, and for the best part of the game snow fell heavily. This match had been looked forward to with much interest, and a large number assembled on the ground. Newtown won.the toss,, and decided to play with the wind in their favour. Jones kicked off for Llanidloes, who immediately made for the home geal. A foul was given against them, but nothing resulted. Llanidloes were also granted: a foul, but they failed to get auv advantage. Davies fonled W. E. Pryce-Jones. Taylor took the free-kick, and placed it just under the bar. H. Davies fisted out, but Whalley securing, unerringly sent the bail through, scoring the first goal for the homesters in ex^tly three minutes from the start. W. Jones and Hampton made a pretty run down the wing, and secured a corner, but it was pot clear away. They again returned to the attack, but their efforts were fruitless. Pearson and Davies worked the ball down tne centre of tbe held, and did some tricKy play, out Taylor put an end to the excitement, and cleared beautifully. Newton were given a foul in the Llanidloes goal, but J. F. Jones aud Evans secured, and. dribbled the ball down to the home goal. Goodwin repulsed, and gave the ball to Morgan, who did pretty work. D. Jones dispossessed, and gave the ball to Jones, who, with the aid of Evans, dribbled the ball well into the home territory, and secured a corner. Jones took the comer, and placed it well in the goal, and Llanidloes equalised in a scrimmage. From the kick-oif the homesters pressed, but did not gain any advantage. Tucker secured, and sent in a beautiful shot, which was well cleared. Whalley got possession, and, with the aid of his colleagues, chevied the ball up the field, but W. E. Pryce-Jones shot erratically. Parry then made a creditable sprint, shooting wide. The homesters secured hands" in the visitors' goal, and Chapman securing, rose the ball over the bar. Parry and Morgan returned the ball, and W. E. Pryce-Jones scored an "off-side" goal. Morgan and his colleague resumed the attack, and Parry shot splendidly, but Tom Jones (one of the Llanidloes backs) in endeavouring to clear, scored the second for Newtown. At half-lime the game was in favour of the homesters by two goals to one. On resuming, Llan- idloes immediately pressed, and gave Humphreys plenty oj work, but they could gain no advantage. They continued pressing and experienced hard lines in not scoring, but the home defence was invincible, Taylor playing a splendid game. Tucker got possession and passed to Morgan, who ran the ball down the field, and finished by passing to A. W. Pryoe-Jones, and the latter sent in a hot shot which Davies just managed to stop. Parry and Morgan then made a rush down the field, Morgan placing the bail well in the goal. Exciting play followed, the ball being continually in the visitors' territory. At last A. W. Pryce-Jones secured, and with a fine shot sent the ball home, making- number three for the homesters. Llanidloes now taok up the press- ing, but they could not score. They k pt np the pressure for a considerable time, but their eiforts were tru.tiess. Whilley and W. E. Pryce-Jones secured, and with a splendid shot from W. E. Pryce-Jones registered nnmber four for Newtown. At the call of time the score stood, Newtown 4, Llanidloes 1.
WELSH CUP TIE.
BERRIKW FAIR.—Ut6?ul Cattle sold, and ia demand. Sheep, small supply, aud enqu red after. Pigs, slightly lower and not eo much enquired for. The Bishop of St. Asaph has appointed the Rev Cecil Hook, vicar of Oswestry, to the offico of rural dean of Oswestry, in succession to the late Rev. Richard E. Pryce, vicar of Morton. A new organ has just been opened at the parish church, Aichard's Castle. On the front of the organ is a brass plate with the following inscription This organ is the property of Ethel Jane Forsrer, and is lent by her for nee in the services of All Saints' Church, Richard's Castle." SHREWSBURY CORN MARKET, SATURDAY.—The weather of the past week has been seasonable, but to-day we have had a severe gale with a heavy fall of snow. "Wheat has been sparingly offered, tut the demand for it has bepn equally restricted, and former prices have been barely supported. Fine barleys have moved quietly at about former quotations, but secondary qualities have given way iu value. Supplies have fallen off. Oats have continued to be firm. Flour has been dull, and offals unchanged. Our market here to-day owing, to the gale, was thinly attended. Trade was quiet at unchanged prices.—Quotations.— White wheat 4s 2d to 4s 4d per 751 bs; red wheat 4a Od to 4s 2d per 751bB; barley 4 3d to 5s 3d per 70 lbs oats 12s 6d to 15s Od per 2251bs peas 12s 6d to 1Sa 6d per 2251bs; beaus 15s Od to 16a 6d per 240ibs. W. L. Brwmt and Co., Circular,
I NEWTOWN. I r'10 Jo^es, M.A., is announced to1 ( deliver h's popular lecture on the "Sun," at the W e!sh Calvin is tic Methodist Chapel to-night, (Monday). We have no doubt it will prove both interesting and instructive—.Advt. The ma-ica.) fraternity wiil not need reminding of the visit ot the Talented Isdy quartette on Thursday and Friday next, but we would recommend those who wish to fzpfnti a delightful evening, to he present at the V..ctoria. Hall, on one of, or the two evenings.. A FALSE ALAII:ti.-On Tuesday night, Mr. W. F. Thomas, captain of the fire brigade, gave a. false alarm, in < rder to test the smartness of his brigade. Within twomimres of n,e ctii five firemen appeared at the engine heme in their uniform. They immedi. ately got out the reel. auci run it up to a block of buildings close to All S ii,,t',i Chuu-h, where the fire was supposed to be, ,ij)d the hos-e was cut and tne menreudy to engage with a fire before the bell had ceased linking, The firemen are t.) be commended lor their smartness &n<J promptitude. MARRIAGE—Ih.J niarrinve of Mr William Peucerdd s\ the popular conductor (f the L;aMgoll'-i; Choral Society, to Miss Walker, formerly of J\ewtown, took place a< S;.rewi-bury, on Thursday. 'l'h. eveilt was sigu-ilized in Llangollen about noon by the firing of cannon and other formsof demonstra- tion. The honey moon ;-il I be spent on the Continent. On their return home, -Mr and Mrs Williams will be LL-e recipii-rits of a number of presentations, among which wiil be a substantial gift by the members of the Choral ?oei»ty MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY.-The above society in connection with the Wesleyan church, .opened their winter se-sion on Thursday evening with a tea aud conversazione. l'he Rev. F. Hunter, pre&ic.ent, occupied the chsir, and was supported by Dr. Palmer Dr. Hi ss, and Mr C. E. Newell. There was a large company present. Daring the evening songs, etc.. were sung by the choir, Miss E. Taylor, Miss Jeunic Lloyd, the Tsyior quartette, Miss H. Oliver, Dr. Palmer, Mr ButleJ, Mr C. Taylor, Miss E. H. Morgan. Ttie. reti est. mciits were superintended by Mrs. Hunter, Mrs Buniiett, Misses Evans, and Misses Hi n,, e. r. MILFORD-KOAD LITERARY SOCIETY.—The usnal weekly meeting in c jnnection with the Miiford-road Literary Society was htld on Wednesday night in the chapel.—Mr Joseph Jones presided, the subject for debate being, "Are strike the proper means of settling trade dispute,. —Mr Thpmas Jarvis opened the deoa.e in the affirmative, and Mr Richard Rees took up the negative. An interesting and instructing discussion ensued, in which Messrs W. Hamer, M. E. Williams, R. Whittington, D. Hamer, J. E. Thomas, E. Hughes, M. Owen, R. Jones, and H. Davies took part. Ur: a aivi.-io<i the affirmative was carried by 11 votes to 10.SeTeral present remained neutral. THE NEWTOWN- FLANNEL COMPA.NY V, GEOR,;B PHILLIFs.—At the Manchester County Court on Friday, this action came on for hearing.. Tne plaintiff company asked for Jtjlo 1(is 7d for damages alleged to have been sustained by them by reason of the defendant refusing to redeliver to them certain goods which he had promised to keep and re-de- liver to the plaintiffs on request. Mr E. Powell, of Newtown, appeared for the plaintiffs, and the defendant was represented hy Mr Charles J. Koberts, of Rochdale. The defendant set up. a counter-claim or set-off. He claimed to be allowed l; as commission on the obtaining of an order and the acceptance thereof by the plaintiffs from Messrs S. and J. Watts and Co., and £2 10s as commission on an order which he obtained from Messrs H. Bannerman and Son. The defendant is a commission agent carrying on business at 27, Lever-street, Manchester, and iu the year 1801 lie obtained, he said, two orders on behalf of the plaintiffs. The order in Meters Watt's case was executed, but Messrs Watts refused ancept- ance on the ground that the poods were not according to sample. It then, transpired that Mr Phillips got the order on the previous year's patterns. Hence the present dispute. With reference to MessrF Ban nerma." order, the plaintiffs professed to have no knowledge whatever of it,The Judge held that it was through no fault of the defendant's that the order from Messrs Watts went wron. The defendant had in his po.>SCS¡;j(H1 patterns from which he might sell, and no evidence had buen given to show that after a certain date it was the dutv of the agent not to offer the samples which he had had for a year. The plaintiff's had a remedy in their own hands they received the order on th old patterns, and it was their duty either to reject it or write aud ask the de- fendant about it. They, however, did nothing of the kind. The reason was obvious. They desired to get the order from a large firm like Watts's. Therefore they accepted the order without candidly informing Messrs Watts, as they might have done at the outset, that titev had received the order, and would try and make the best of it. Instead of that they accepted the order as if all were rigut, and then when it failed they stid "Oh, it is a mistake on the part of onr agent, who sold on the old patterns." Under these circum- stances, he held that the defendant was entitled to his com- mission oi 2 per cent, which on the value of the gocdf- sent amounted to tl3 15s. Touching the order from Messrs Bannerman, hR thought the probability was that it was con- signed to the waste-paper basket and forgotten. Verdict was therefore for the defendant on the counter-claim for A:13 15s, and judgment would be entered for the plaintiffs for tne bdanc., the phmtiil's to pay the defendant's costs on the amount recovered on the counter-claim and tke defendant to pay the plaintiffs costs up to the hearing. ACCIDENT.—On.Saturday, two horses attached to a cart belonging to Mr Bliss, of the Sewemge farm. which was standing in the coal wharf, got frightened at a passing train and galloped away. After Iloing a "bort distance tac cart was overturned, but no injury was done. MISSIONS.—On Sunday week, special sermons were preached at the Primitive M. tnorli-t chapei, by the Rev. George Eennieon, on behalf of Foreign Missions. On Thursday, a meeting was held in the chapel, when Mr Kichaid Lloyd cccupied the chair. Addresses were delivered by the Iievs. James Wright (returned missionary from Auatrel a), B. Wycherley, aud G. B-enuison. CHURCH SONJDAY FICHOO,In addition to the usual children's month y service held on the third Sunday of every mcntb. there was on Sunday a dit- tribution of prises to the scholars who obtained the highest number of attendances and marks daring the year. A special service was conducted in the churbti by the Rector (Rev E. A. Firhoourne) who addressed thetea.chere and scholars, uiging them to be more regujar in their attendance, and dwelt particularly on the reluctancy of ladies and gentlemen to assit-t as teachers in the school. The Koctor, with the assist- ance of Mr Bennett Rowlands, t-upcrinienderit, and Mr Wall, distributed nearly 100 bookl; amongst the scholars. There was a large coLgregation. KKCEABITE CONVERSAZIONE.—ON Friday evening a very successful Conversazione in connection with the Rechabitea was held in the Board Schools. About 200 sat down to tea., provided by Messrs Williams & Co., in their excellent st5 le, and tin; tables were pre- sided over by Misa Davies, Miss Jones, Mra and Miss A. Goodwin, Miss Bowen, and Miss Esther Williams. After full justice had been done to the good things provided, especially by the Juvenile members, who, thanks to the generosity of a few friends, were admitted free. Mr Richard Phillips presided over the entertainment. During the ev. niug-, sotgs, etc. were jjiveu by Miss M. J. Lewis, Mr C. E. Clark, Mr Tbos- !Eyan«, Mr J. H. Humphreys, Mrs Kershaw, Mr Bntler, and the Hamer Brothers. PKIMKOSE LEAGUE.—A meeting of the Hafren Habitation of the Primrose League was held in the Public Rooms, Newtown, on Friday evening. There was a large attendance, principally ladies. Lady Pryce-Jones, Ruling Councillor, presided, and there were !lho on the platform: Miss Jones, the Bank, Miss Blyth, and Mr W. R. Anthony, delegate from the Grand (.,cuucil.-l)urirj,- the evening Lady Pryot- Jones briefly introduced Mr Anthony, who com- menced his address- He said he was grieved to firid that Sir Pryce-Jones was an invalid, and that the hard work and anxiety and the worry of the last few months—worries to which he ought never to haTe been subjected if he had iiad fair play from the Radi- cals—bad told on him. He knew that Sir Piyce was exceedingly anxious to be present, and it was only under the stringent orders of his medical adviser that he had refrained from coming, and he was sure they did not wish him to run auy risk that would endanger his valuable life, and for that reason he had remained at Dolerw (cheers).—A vote of thanks was subsequently passed to Lady Pryce-Jonea and Mr Anthciiy. During the evening several excellent songs were given. a
THE NOMINATION OF SHERIFFS.—The nomina- tion of sheriffs took p:ac in the Lord Chief Jaatiee'd Court o" Monday, the Chancellor of the Exoheqoer presiding. The excuses, as usual, were numeioua. In Walei the only case deserving notice is that of & gentleman who was nominated for Merionethshire, being at the eame time Lord-Lieutenant for the ad. Joillir.g county, who thought he ought not to be aaked to fill both offices at the same time. The Council agreed, and he was excused. The following nomina- tionis were made. Montgomeryshire: Mr Sampeou Samuel Lloyd, of Dolobran; Mr Edward Arthur Bonnor Maurice, of iiodynfoel; Mr Edward Bernard Proctor, of Aberhafesp. Radnorshire William Edwir. P.-arse, of Mowden, Darlington, Yorkahire, Esq.; Edward David Thomas, of Welfield, Builth, Esq Powlett Milbank, of Norton Manor, Presteign, Esq. OAKSLET SALE.-Messrs. Morris, Marshall, and Poole conducted an important sale of the valuftble antique and modern furniture, works of art, antique silver, old china, extensive library of books, and other rare and interesting appointments of this mansion on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday last, by order of John Oakelev, Esq. A very Jarge and influential company assembled, many leading county gentlenen being present or represented, and a nnmber of the principal dealers from London, Birmingham, Wolver- hampton, Leicester, Chester, and Worcester, Here- ford, Shrewsbury, and other towns were also in attendance. The outslop-ue was a very heavy ore tor three days, about 1100 lots coming under the hamster. For most of the best lots there was keen competition and for maay of the antiques fancy pricen were paid, the general opinion being that the sale altoget-hr was an eminently aatiafactofy oue to the Vendor and tbf* Auctioneers.