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Memorial of the Late Lady Londonderry. UNVEILING CEREMONY AT MACHYNLLETH. The unveiling of the bronze bust, of the late Lady Londonderry, which has been executed by Countess Gleichen at a- cost of £ 450, took place at Machynlleth on Wednesday afternoon. The bust has been placed on a pedestal which has been erected on the green plot alongside the Cottage Hospital, an institution which was for many years maintained by her ladyship for the benefit of the sick poor. The following in- scription appears on the pedestal:—• MARY CORNELIA, Fifth Marchioness of Londonderry, 1828-1906. This Bust is placed by ,a grateful community and many friends, in whose hearts she is en- shrined, to perpetuate the memory of one who by her wide sympathies, good life and good works, endeared her.self to all in this ancient town. A beautiful wreath composed of heliotrope orchids, lilias, and asparagus ferns, and bear- ing the 'words In loving memory," was seiit by Lord Londonderry. Lady Allendale also sent a lovely wreath of white blooms and violets* Notwithstanding the inclement weather, a large number of people assembled to witness the cere- mony, at which a, contingent of the Fusiliers, under the command of Surgeon-Lieutenant Wil- liams, were OIl duty. Amongst. those present were 'the Lord Bishop and Mrs Williams, Lord Herbert. Vane-Tempest, Col Appleby, Canon Rowlands, Aberdovey, Rev T. LI. Williams, rector, Major and lVIrs, Bonsall. Col E. Pryce- Jones, Mrs Norton, Messrs R. W. Henry, R. Gill-art-, E. Rees, J. Pugh, H. Lewis, E. Mor- gan, E. Gillart and Mrs Gillart, D. Gillart, Dr and Mrs Davies T. Parsons, J. M. Breeze, F. M. Campbell George Pryce, J. O. Sullivan, John Jones, J. 'Evans, J. J. Jenkins and Mrs Jenkins Rev Jcs-iah Jones, R. Rees, Rev D. Cunllo Da.vies, J. H. Roberts, Mrs Port, Mrs Dr Williams and -Mies Williams, Miss Anwyl, Frondeg, Mr A. Gribble and Mrs G-ribble, Rev R J. Morgan, Cemmaes, Mrs Ffoulkes Jones, etc. The proceedings opened with the singing by the male voice choir of "Lead Kindly Light," Mrs Trevor Jones accompanying. Thereafter the Lord Bishop of Bangor ascended the plat- form and performed the unveiling ceremony. His lordship said be had been asked as their Bishop to unveil that memorial of one whom they all dearly loved, and he believed they were all united in one sentiment of respect and af- fection for one who had been kind to them since their boyhood (hear, hear). He was not going to anticipate what those would say who would come .after -him. but he would say that, she was, one who emiphaticalily loved lie-r ineighbonrs (hear, hear). Knowing as she necessarily did by virtue of her high position-, the men and women of all countries, she was however, most at home and most happy in Machynlleth, where she was born, and which she loved so well (hear hear). And next 'to her own- family the people of that town- and district- occupied the warmest- part of :11er heart, and they were glad to come and show their respect and affection for 'her memory. The bust, would serve to remind future "generations of what a- kind friend they all had in the late .Lady Londonderry (hear, hear). The choir next sang The Pilgrims," Mr David Williams taking the solo, after which Mr Edward Rees spoke. He said:—It gives me very great pleasure to say a few words- on the important and interesting occasion of the unveiling of the beautiful and artistic statue in memory of the late Dowager Marchioness of Londonderry, a great -and a true friend to the .inhabitants of Mjac'hynlletn and the neighbour- hood, and to the poor especially. I deem it a privilege and great honour conferred upon me by the committee in inviting me to. t-ake part in these proceedings. I presume that it is to some extent owing to the fact that I happen to be one of the few who remain who are able to go back some distance of time in recollections of the PIas Famil-" and have for over 40 years interested myself in almost all functions con- nected with the noble family. Though I am not .able to remember Colonel Edwards as (suoh, I well remember him as. Sir John Edwards. His name was a household word in Machyn- lleth when I was a boy, and I believe that it is so still to some extent in some, families. Of Lady Edwards the majority present, I should .say, recollect, her presence aiiiong,us, but I lia-ve a clear recollection over fifty years ago of her kindness to and sympathy with a family where the head had been bedridden .for a length of time. She was const-ant in her enquiries, and owing to her generosity, supplies of re- quisites and luxuries for a sick room were not wanting. Lady Londonderry continued the same charitable acts to hundreds of families to the end of her days (hear, hear). Those kindly taicts won for her the grieiat .respect of the in- habitants of the town and neighbourhood. Her kindness was not confined to the town but was extended to the villages and country around. In fact Lady Londonderry was very much be- loved by all classes rich and poor. In the im- mediate proximity we have proofs of her Lady- ship's good -and charitable work. First of all I refer to the Londonderry Cottage Hospital, a most useful and beneficial institution, quite a God-send to the town, where the sick and in- jured are successfully treated and kindly and tenderly .nursed -and attended to (applause). Previous to the building being converted to an hospital, which was a very happy thought of her ladyship, it wa,s tised as a school for infants, founded for the purpose by the Marquis and Marchioness.. The foundation; stone was laid by her ladyship, and erected to, commemorate the birth of their eldest son Lord Gastlereagh, now the Marquis, of Londonderry. In- dependent of the cost of the building, during the 38 of .its existence a-s .a school for in- fants, the cost of maintaining amounted to £ 1,800 in excess of the: reeeipt.s..from the Gov- ernment and other sources—equal to an average ■of a yearly sum of over £ 47, which had been entirely met by the noble Marquis, and Mar- chioness. The late Marquis was a great- favour- ite in Machynlleth and his memory is very much respected to this day, especially by those who had the privilege of coming in contact with him. He took great interest, in our town mat- ters. I may quote the words of the late Mr David Howell on the occasion of the laying of the foundation stone of the memorial tower. He fioid The noble Marquis has be,e-ni fore- most in the performance of every duty, and in the promotion of every ,good work ever since he came to reside among us." I -often heard it said that Lord Londonderry was delighted -with the neighbourhood, and that he generally bene- fited very much through the change from Lon- don fog to the salubrious air of Machynlleth (hear, hear). We have another instance close bv of the good works of the Marquis and Mar- chioness in the almshouses, which were, I be- lieve, erected in 18GS, and which are a picture of comfort an ornament to the to.wn, and a home to the widows. And I may ;add that this beautiful bust is another ornamental addition in this spot to the appearance of our ancient and beautiful town. Further, it expresses the good feelings of the inhabitants of the town and neighbourhood, and the high estimation in which the noble lady was held by them. She had a warm place in the hearts, of all the rich and poor, -and I may say that Lady London- derry was deeply beloved by all who knew her. Machynlleth had during the last half century seen; /the ndble..family several times under heavy clouds and in deep waters, and has had opportunitie.s of expressing their deep sympa- thies. On other occasions when the. skies were derlor in days of sunshine, Machynlleth has not failed in their rejoicing (applause). I may be allowed to quote the words of the late Marquis on a. very auspicious occasion, when he said: This day will never be -effaced from our mem- ory while life lasts, I am equally sure, for we. cannot forget the kindness we have always re- ceived when we live among you. What we have seen to-day will add one more link in the chain of respect- and affection which has now so long bound us together, and for which we must ever feel deeply grateful." I may add that I have no doubt that this interesting me- morial will also prove another link in the chain of kindly feeling which has for so many years existed between the Pl18.s family and the inhabi- tants of the old town and neighbourhood of Machynlleth (applause). The inscription on the pedestal is very appropriate, and well worded. It contains the truth, all the truth, and nothing but the truth, put in a. very small compass. "This bust is placed by a grateful community and many friends in whose hearts ehe is enshrined to perpetuate the memory of one who, by her wide sympathies, .good life, and good works, endeared herself to all in the ancient town." Dywedaf eto "Yr hyn a all-odd hon hi a'i gwnaeth." Y mae yn haeddu e-ael gwneuthur o honom iddi yn goffadwriaeth am ei thiriondeb a'i gweithredoedd da, sydd yn llefaru eto ac a. fvdd yn llefaru am oesau i ddyfod (applause). The Rector .said they had all listened with the very deepest interest to the brief but strik- ingappreciation by the Bishop of the diocese and he supposed if they searched the whole of North Wales they could not find a living per- son who could speak with such authority, ex- perience, and knowledge, arising from years of life-long friendship with Lady Londonderry. In Mr Edward Rees and other speakers they had the conscript fathers of the town, and their tribute would carry weight because of its local knowledge and long experience of her life. Personally he was brought into intimate rela- tionship as rector. He thought he could sin- cerely say that her ladyship was one of the most lovable and beautiful of characters that it had ever been his privilege to know or to co- operate with in social and religious works (hear, he,ar). As he looked round he saw many who like himself were friends of her. They thought z7, of her first and foremost as a true friend, and to enjoy 'her .friendship was indeed a privilege, and not only -so but a liberal education in kind- ness, in courtesy, and in all th-ose amenities which add to the dignity and .sweetness of life (bear, hear). Her kindness and hospitality to friends were equal to if not excelled by her generosity to the poor. In unknown ways and unoistentatiously she did good and befriended all sorts and conditions of people. He was sure there were many hearts there that day in which there was -already an invisible memorial of gratitude and respect.for her. In her later days she told him that one of her greatest plea- sures .was to give pleasure .to others. She lov- ed to be amongst them doing good, especially to the sick -and poor, and he believed it would be no exaggeration to say that the people of Machynlleth and neighbourhood had the high- est place in her heart. She had travellc-ld far and had seen men, cities-, and manners. 8h,e knew in her time half the crowned 'heads of Europe. But in spite of that she loved to dwell amongst them in a. noble endeavour to dis- charge the high responsibilities of her position and. in that endeavour did lasting .good (hear, hear). It was natural for him to think of her as a..Christian lady—a Churchwcanan who em- bodied her Churchmanship in her life and char- acter. Sometimes she prided herself on being a genuine Welshwoman, and .certainly one of the evidences Clf that was the deep religious nature of her character. It was her religion that .gave her such high ideals of life and duty in this place. Although she belonged to the nobility of the world, her consistent Christian character was such that 6he might be said to also belong to the nobility which was not of c: rl ,J..l.H.v V..I.o.L. 'Tis only noble to be good; Kind hearts are more thnn coronets, And simple faith than. Norman blood. (hear, hear). To-day they thought of her as a public benefactress. They had only to look round and they would see monuments of her munificence; in the chu-rdhes which she had built and endowed and continued to beautify and adorn; also in the Londonderry Cottage Hospital, in the almshouses. All these would go oni from geme-ration to generation telling of her good work. They as a committee hoped that bust would tell generations yet to come of the respect and deep admiration which they hod for her life. Many of them in passing that old spot would lift up their eyes and take fresh courage from her beautiful life, and get some inspiration to .make this life- (1, worthy one, and heaven a surer heritage (hear, hear). Those of them who knew her best knew full well there was something so kind, so gracious, and so sympathetic in her personality to which no human words could do justice and pronounce- a proper appreciation of her life. They could only say as the Bishop told them, they all loved her because she- was such a. lovable character; and they all admired because amid all the changes and chances of this mortal life she clung to high ideals, reminding them of those great worcb: "Whatsoever things a,re true, boonest. just, and pure whatsoever things are lovely and of good report, think -of those things." As they rejoiced in- unveiling that bust they all rejoiced in having amongst them her youngest son to dwell ,amongst them in the old ancestral home, striving and striving suc- cessfully to carry on the good name and high traditions of the family. Might he live long amongst them not only to. enjoy the privileges but also to discharge the responsibilities of his high position. To him every one of them would say Look to the rock whence you were hewn, be inspired by the memory of the sacred past, and in the power of inspiration realise more and more ,as his noble mother realised that life is an opportunity for doing good. On this great occasion when all theso indefinable thoughts and jmemories CamfJ crowding on them surely all of them would feel the truth of these words We live in deeds, not years In thought, not breath; In feeling, not with fingers; on the dial. He lives .most who thinks, most, Who feels the moblest and -acts, the best, (cheers) The- Rev J. Jones-, who was introduced by the Rector as the "father of them all," spoke of his respect a-nd admiration for the- Marchioness, ,and dealt with incidents when lie first met her ladyship shortly after he began his pastorate 55 years ago. He was then an a, visit to a woman >c.aP.eIC1, Mary Jones living on the Garshon, and her ladyship came in at the sasne time. He did not know her ladyship at that time, but to .P him that was one of the notes in the anthem of her 'life (applause). Mr John Pugh, chairman of the Urban-Coun- cil, referred to the high position Lady London- derry held and her leaving the glamour and flit- ter of courts to come and live quietly amongst them at Machynlleth. He w'as one of those who was educated in the infant school, now serving as a. hospital, and as it was the only school in the town for infants the town was under a last- ing debt of gratitude to Lady Londonderry. She also put up almshouses, .and it was one of the most beautiful traits in her character that she. was always interested in the sick and poor. Lady Londonderry also took ,& keein interest in the boys and girls of the town and many a one now holding high positions owed them. in a large measure to the kindly iniluences of her 'ladyship (hear, hear). It was an illustration of her ladyship's goodness of heart that notwith- standing the many important calls upon, her time and in other and more exalted directions she always- found time to look after the bovs and girls (applause). Her ladyship also took the keenest, interest in the church of her fathers, and made mainy sacrifices for it. That was one of the duties, they a.Tl owed to the churches. In her caie of the poor her ladyship made it a personal matter which could not be .met by sending help; it was always her desire to make -a personal visit (hear, hear). She also took keen interest in elementary education; and did all she could to help the National school when there was no other school in the town. He thought they were under a great debt of grati- tude to her on that account, They of the pre- sent generation needed no memorial to remind them of the great loss they had sustained, but that bust would serve to .remind posterity of the great and noble woman who once lived in their midst and who had fulfilled her duty to her God and to her neighbours, (applause). Speaking on behalf of the tenants. Mr John Jones, Glanmerin, said Lady Londonderry once told him. that she loved Machynlleth, and al- ways regarded it as her home. When education was made compulsory her ladyship did not put the money spent on her private schools into her pocket, but she at once put the money to keep up the hospital. As tenants they all had the highest respect for Lady Londonderry be- cause she not only knew them personally but she evinced an intelligent interest in agricul- ture which endeared her to them all (applause). Lord Herbert Vane-Tempest -was received with loud applause on rising to reply. He said he felt that after the very impressive and eloquent addresses they had already heard there was very little for him to say. He would like to it-hank the Lord Bishop for his presence that day, a. tribute which they appreciated to the fiddest. He would also like to express his re- gret that his brother, Lord Londonderry, and his sister, Lady Allanda-le. were unable toO at- tend. He could assure them that it was a mat- ter of the most vital importance that had pre- vented them from earning there, otherwise they 'would have made a point of attending. As remarks had been made as to the site, he con- sidered that the committee had done well -in. selecting that spot. It was more than suitable. There t'he bust of his dear mother was sur- rounded by her philanthropic works, facing the church she loved so well and looking down 'upon those who were near and dear to her but who were called away before her, and to'whom there was no more noble devoted wife and mother (hear, hear). He expressed the senti- ment of all present that everyone who knew her would pass that bust with feelings, of the greatest -affection and respect, realising that it was a memorial of one who was always- ready* to extend the hand of charity and friendship to those in need of it, irrespective of their spheres or denominations in life (applause). He could only quote a verse, the lines of which he thought were extremely well adapted for that occasion- Lives of great women all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints in the sands of time (applause). The proceedings, closed with the singing of "0 Fynarn Caersalem." The base of the pedestal was prepared by Mr J. 0. Williams.
-+- Mr David Davies' Foxhounds. The open meet of this pack was at the ken- nels. Plas Dinam. on Monday, when bre-akfa-st was served -to .a large field, which included the following—the master, Mr -and Mrs Hugh Lewis (Gla.riha.fren), Mr E. and Miss Jones (M-aes- rnawr Hall), Messrs. E. W. Pryce-Jones- (New- town), N. Bennett Owen (Gwernavon), E. W. Savage (Glandulas) M. Kinsey (M-aesanawr), a guest at Gwernerin, Edwards (Talgarth), R. Bowen (Craigfryn), F. W. Watehorn, J. Jones and groom (Lion Hotel, Trefeglwys.), Savage (Glanvienon). Williams- (Glyn). Williams (Bwlch llvn), R. Savage (Emporium), Evans (Penrhy- 1km), J. G. Miller, C. Miller, W. C. H. Jones ((Newtown), and the hon sec. of the 'hunt, L1. Thomas (Pest Office), Hamer (Llandinam Hall), Hamar (Pwllan), Hughes (Tynywrtra), G. Ford (Caersws), H. Reese (Lion Hotel), and Miss Myfanwy George, the little daughter of Mr W. George, huntsman-, who rode astride on an. old favourite; hunter, and followed nearly to the finish. A move was made for Penstrowed, but failed to 'find, such a thing not having occurred since the conimen,cement of the hunting of this pack. Frydd Wood was drawn, but this -also proved blank, owing no doubt to the shooting party being there on the previous Friday. Sport being denied them in that direction-, the field ,and hounds galloped up over Dolhafren Hill to the Cwm Rocks. T'he hounds had scarcely been' put '1.11\ when a fox was viewed away ,anel making way along the side of the rock be went through the planting, up the bil-l to Per- thybee stone wall, where he was headed back by some footmen. Going back down Havod Hill, across Penthryn Farm, into Hafod Rough Fields, he crossed the road and down the. dingle to the Dinnant, where the hounds had a check owing to the fox running up a line until lie came to a cart and turned back and crossed his> line. Old Woodman however, Bloon settled matters. Picking up the line he led the way, the others, following, down the Havod planting, crossed the meadows into Kineoed Rock, on to the road, where the- hounds had a slight check again. The Master assisting hounds over the dingle soon got them on to the line again. They raced away up by Llwynmadoc and New House, up Jarman's lane. across Penygraig and Kincoed Hill where the bounds began to press. Crossing over to Tynywern Rock, Reynard ran up Dygwm Rock, up the hill aa if making for Llandinam, when he turned sharp left-handed up Esgaergielog Hill to Coedpceth Hill Gate. Here he doubled, back down the Turbary cross- ed over to Dygwm Hill, and Bronllan Bank. By this time the shades of night were falling fast, and the Master with -great difficulty blew his hounds off after 2-i houra run. ONE OF THE HUNT.
— CUMBRIAN RAILW A VR.A pprOXllnf\t¥, rornrr of traffic rnoeipte for week finding'November 7th, 1909. Miles open, 280. Passengers, parcels, horses, carriages, dogs and mails. £ 2,284 merchandise, minerals, aud livo at.nak £ 2 968 total for the week £ 5 252; gate from commencement of half- year £139,968. Actual traffio receipts for the cor- responding week of last yea'" Milae open. 280. Passengers, parcels. Ac., .£2,349; merohandi"* minerale. &c., £ 3,058 totai for the W-IHk S5 407 »ererree,nte from commencement of half yetir £ 139,943. DooreaR^ for the week, ptMsengerS) paroeis. &0., F65 decrease, merchandise, minerals. Ao., £ 90; total decrease for the week, f 155 aggregate increase passengers, p»roela, Ac. .€375; aggregate decrease merohHndise, minerals &c., £ 350 aggregat," increase from rommmce- ment of balf-ve^r C25 writes in that paper conecrning impressions of Winnipeg received after an absence from that city of six years —" The .change in the life of the streets is most wonderful. Five years ago, given up to the ordinary vehicles of commerce, interspersed with an occasional covered buggy, the streets of Winnipeg resound to-day to the 'honk of ,motor cars and the trumpeting of four- in-hands. Dog-carts and handsome triaps of till descriptions roll softly by on rubber tyres,, while an occasional hansom gives a curious old- world touch to the '.scene. The street cars arc better than those of Toronto, because each caI carries its own electrical air compre&ser. mirror fixed on the outside of the car enabl<3s the -mot-orman to see if passengers are safely o.r off the car; electric push (buttons are withlV the reach of every passenger. When one ho8 once used one of these convenient inventions -for stopping cars, the servility of endeavouring to catch the eye of a haughty and busy con- ductor grates, on one. And those same street etirs bear names strange to one who knew Winnipeg six years ago_ names known then- only as those of villages, from four to. 20 miles distant from the centre of the -city-to-day they are considered the suburbs."
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Election of Mayors. ) WELSHPOOL A DISGRACEFUL DIS= TURBANCE. In view of the recent popular agitatien in favour of the purchase of the Henfaes ffitat,e for sanitarv objects and the known opposition offered to" that project by the Mayor-elect (Councillor T. J. Evans), much public interest was taken in, the meeting of the new Council on Tuesday. Some part of this interest had been artificially whipped up by the circulation on the previous day of 1n1 open leHer" to the bur- gesses calling on them. to rally in great. num- bera" in the Council chamber end see that the Town Council obey" the resolution passed at last week's public meeting in. favour of the -election of a mayor who is not opposed to the Henfaes scheme." Another leaflet was circulat- ed on Tuesday morning inciting the burgesses to A-,atch the proposing and seconding of the Mayor-elect," and if the proposal is not satis- factory, be ready to act," These inflammatory leaflets'bad the effect of greatly augmenting the public attendance that is usual on the occasion of the election of Mayor, and the Council cha-miber was uncomfortably crowded. No doubt very many came to show in a bona-fide manner their strong support of the Henfaes proposal, and to indicate by their presence that -they were in sympathy with the resolution pass- ed at the ratepayers' meeting a week ago; but, on the other hand, there were those who at- tended from curiosity and in the expectation of seeing some fun." vYblt "fun" there was, the sequel will chow, was of a. sadly dis- graceful character. The following members of the Council were present—the retiring Mayor (Dr Thomas), the Mayor-eiect (Councillor T. J. Evans), Aldermen Harrison, D. Jones, -and E. Wvke Councillors Rogers, Jenkins, Pryce Jones' T. F. Hiles, G. Mac-queen, W. Humph- reys., F. E. Marston, A. E. Bond, E. Stockton, with' Messrs C. Pryce Years-ley (town clerk), E. W-atkin '(assistant clerk), G. Snook (surveyor), W. Wynn (sanitary inspector), A. E. Breeze (finance clerk), and T. Elledge (collector). The retiring Mayor presided. z' or Mr Macqueen, in rising to propose the elec- tion of the new mayor said that although a-s it happened they were all old members around the Board yet from the 1st of November they be- ■wan the work of yeor <is & new Council and their first duty was to elect a Mayor. It was with a feeling of some regret that they pro- ceeded to that duty. For the last two years they had been very "iQhly presided over by their friend and colleague Dr Thomas, and they felt a tinge of regret at the dissolution of that rela- tionship in having to appoint a successor. The uppointment of a. Mayor was a very important duty—a duty which had been entrusted to the Council by their fellow citizens, the electors of the borough. When the ratepayers elected the Council to represent them -at that Board, they practically said to them: "You must elect the Mayor; we entrust that duty to you. You must appoint the best man you can get and we won't interfere with that .appointment." The Coun- cil realised the importance of this duty when they came to consider the difficulty of getting some one who was able and qualified and will- ing to preside over the bench of magistrates in the adjoining room -and preside over the Coun- cil at that table with dignity, with firmness, and with tact. The Council required someone to preside over them, to keep them in order, and to expedite the business of the borough. It W33 not always an easy task; they all liked to h&ve their own way, and sometimes they -all wanted to speak at once—.(laugnter) and if that was permitted the business would not be done. They wanted someone with business qualifications who woidd see that the work of the borough was- carried on in a business-like manner end would do -his best to prevent them from wasting the funds of the borough in selfish fads and foolish projects (hear, hear). No one would believe what a talent- Councillors had for voting money .away foolishly (laughter). They must either be beating on the canal or buying estates or squandering the money in some other reckless manner, and it was necessary that they should have someone in the chair who could look after that. Above all they wanted some one who knew hie own mind, who would speak his mind fearlessly and forcibly, and who would be neither flattered, frightened nor .intimidated by party or by press (applause). He was glad to say they bad such a one in their midst a gentleman ftt that, table who for some years !§ad been of great assistance to the Council in its work. He had done .a great deal of work already and if they put a little extra on his 3hould.ers it was not by way of punishment but bv way of appreciation of what he had shown himself able for in the past. He was a native of the borough., he had -an interest in it, and he bad its general interests >at heart. He (Mr "Macqueen) was sure he would endeavour to promote the well-being of all within, the borough from the richest to the poorest, with the best of bis ability and in a straightforward fearless -manner, and he would never be flattered nor frightened, to the right or to the left, by friend or "by foe (applause). He was sure if the gen- tleman he was about to propose would under- take this onerous and thankless task lie would fulfil the duties with credit to himself .and for the benefit of all his fellow because he was gifted with ability, he could spare the time, and he .could afford the little bit of cash neces- sary to carry out the duties of the office. In conclusion, Mr Macqueen [1,aid he had very groat pleasure and he felt it a very great honour to put before the Council the name of Mr Thomas J. Evans as Mayor of the borough for the en- suing year (loud apprise and some booing). A Alderman Wyke said it' gave him very much pleasure indeed to second the proposition, and he 1211dorsed all that Mr Macqueen had said. The retiring Mayor: It has been proposed .and that Mr T. J. Evans be elected Mayor. Is there any amendment, or does any- one wish to speak to the motion? Mr Bond (who was received with some cheers from the &pe-ctators) I wish to ask Mr Evans one question -and that is if he will be so kind as to state his views in regard to the Henfaes scheme (applause). I feel confident that if Mr Evans will only do that, it will help myself and gentlemen sitting around this table to record our votes to-day. You are all aware of the two important meetings that have taken place re- cently. We cannot shut our eves to the fact that the town is awake to the fact that we re- quire a dumping ground for our refuse (ap- pVus.e). Dr Marston Mr Chairman. I think Mr Bond is out of order. We are not considering the Henfaes scheme to-day we are met here simply to elect our Mayor (applause). The M iyor Mr Bond is not quite in order, 'but everybody is entitled to speak to the motion. Any other remark? Mr Rogers: There is no amendment, The Mayor: No other gentleman to propose? If not, I put the motion to the meeting. At this point an extraordinary disturbance .arose. Mr J. G. Morris, Berriew road, who has lately forced himself into some notoriety in connection with the Henfaee agitation and who was responsible for the leaflets already referred to, was discovered standing on a chair in a corner of the room. Holding some papers in his hand and obviously in -a state of high excite, anient, he opened in loud tones A.e- a re- presentative burgess of this town- Hia further utterances were drowned in protests by the .members of the Council against this disor- derly outburst, and in angry shouts and retorts on the part of many of the public. The inter- rupter, however, continued to shout what was evidently a prepared speech or a resolution, but owing to the violent excitement into which he bad wrought himself as well as to the hubbub in- to which the general ■proceedings were thrown, his words were intelligible to nobody. The Mayor rose to his feet, and Alderman Herr'son. calling attention to the fact, demanded silence •but the .interrupter continued bawl-ing. regard- less of this and other .appeals for order. In -the. midst, of the scene, Dr Marston and other I member.* called, Where are the police ?" and at the time the Town Clerk crossed the room and directed Sergt Hugheg, (who, with P.C. Jones, was standing near the door) to deal with the -author of the disorder. "I beg to propose in the interests of —— the excited individual went on amid renewed cries of "Put him out" and "Order for the Mayor." Sergt Hughes, follow- ed iby P.C. Jones, now approached Mr Morris and, amid much confusion, took him from his chair and moved him half way across the room. He was by this time in a strange ,condition of hysteria, but he started shouting again, crying, "Will any burgess second my resolution?" To this a .tailor named Charles Thomas, respond- ed with: "I beg to second it," Mr Morris a,g3.inbegan to call out, and Alderman Harri- son rose and addressing the Mayor (who had remained upstanding and silent) asked: Is it in order, when the Mayor is en his legs and about to put the motion, for anyone to address the Council?"—The Mayor: "No, sir."—Alder- man Harrison: No; respect is due to the chair at any rate. We in Welshpool have been accustomed to reverence the chair—(loud ap- plause)—arid we shall not be put down in this fashion (loud applause). The Council will sup- port the chair" (applause). — Mr Morris (greatly excited) "The town will not be put down by the Town Council. It is a minority of the Town Council who-" renewed shouts of Order" and "turn him out," in tlIe midst of which Sergt Hughes laid hold on the inter- ruptor and jerked him towards the door. Mr Morris app-e-aled to the officer to let him remain and the latter, having cautioned him to main- tain decent order, refrained from ejecting him. The sergeant and the constable, however, stood near the interrupt-or for the remainder of the proceedings which ha did not again disturb ex- cept when he appealed to the townspeople to vote *against Mr Erans' election "—an appeal which met with no response. Order having been restored, the Mayor put the motion for the election of Mr Evans to the Council when the following held up their hands Aldermen Harrison and Wyke, Councillors Rogers, Marston, Macqueen, Hiles Stockton, Humphreys and Jenkins. The following ab- stained from voting: The retiring Mayor. Al- derman Jones, and Councillors Pryce Jones and Bond. The retiring -Mayor then invested Mr Evans with the mayoral chain, and having wished him in a fe.w fitting words .a, .happy and prosperous year of office, he vacated the chair in his favour. The new- Mayor, in returning thanks, said Mr ex-Mayor, Aldermen and Councillors, I beg to thank Mr Macqueen for proposing me as mayor of the town of Welshpool, and Alderman Wyke for seconding. I trust with your help and co-operation- that in the ensuing year we shall have -a very happy time and shall do our work thoroughly and efficiently and for the benefit of the whole of the ratepayers of the borough (applause). I thank you, gentlemen, for the honour you have conferred upon me, -i and I hope that with the assistance of the town clerk and the other officials, we shall go on ■and have a pleasant and -useful year. I appre- ciate greatly the honour of being mayor of the little town in which both my wife and myself were born (applause). Before confirming the minutes of last meeting when the notorious motion was carried to apply to the agent of Lord Powis for ground on which to dump refuse, Dr Thomas observed that he supposed that confirmation simply meant that the minuteg were a. correct record of what took place. If so, he would give notice of motion with regard to the transaction that was carried through at that meeting. The Town Clerk If you confirm the minutes, you confirm them only as being a correct re- cord of what occurred. Dr Thomas All right. Mr Pryce Jones (to Dr Thomas) Do you make a proposition. Dr Thomas No; I have given notice of motion. The following were re-elected Aldermen on the motion of the Mayor, seconded by Mr Pryce Jones Messrs David Jones, G. D. Harrison, T. R. Morris and E. Wyke. The medical officer (Dr Crump), was re-appointed on the motion of Mr Rogers, seconded by Mr Bond, and the sanitary inspector (Mr Wynn) on the motion of Mr Rogers seconded by Alderman Wyke. Dr Marston was re-elected a governor of the University College, Bangor, and the Rev J. Stroud Williams wttsappointecl a member of the Public Library Committee in room of the late Mr Frank Roper. Mr Jenkins, in proposing a vote of thanks to the ex-Mayor for his services during the past year, said he was deserving of their gratitude, and he was only sorry he could not find words good enough to express their feelings in. the matter. Alderman Jones .in seconding the motion, said that in his experience of the Coun- cil he bad never known a mayor who had paid greater attention, to the duties of the office and carried them out in a more pleasin,t manner than the ex-Mayor. He need hardly remind them that in discharging these duties, the ex- Mayor, as a. medical man had sacrificed a great deal of what must have been to him very valu- able time (applause).—Mr Bond supported the motion, which was carried with -acclamation-. The ex-Mayor, in reply, -said he greatly appre- ciated the kind words said of him, He could honestly say that during big occupancy of the office he had tried conscientiously and faithfully to discharge the duties which devolved on him (applause). He could assure them that he had derived .a great deal of pleasure in the chair and otherwise. As Alderman Jones had said, the duties entailed the sacrifice of much valuable time, but anyone taking over that important office must be prepared to do this if .he intended to act up to the terms of his election (hear, hear). He would not trouble them with a recapitula- tion- of the work done during the two years lie had filled the chair beyond assuring them that the financial position of the town. was a good and sound one, and that it compared most fav- ourably with any other town in Montgomery- shire (hear, hear). He referred to his. interest in the Henfaes scheme and in sanitary matters generally, and said that while he hoped to prove himself loyal and true to the Mayor in every possible way. he would naturally take up a strong attitude on. the Henfaes, scheme (ap- plause). He knew the Mayor would not, treat that as a personal matter (hear, hear). Mr Evans .and himself were friends, -and they hoped to continue friends (applause). As they knew, good always came out of opposition; but which side would conquer lie could not say. He only hoped they would succeed in framing the best scheme for the cak-e of the town and the pros- perity of the borough (applause). Proceeding, the ex-Mayor proposed a vote of thanks to the Town Clerk and other officials, whose .help in every possible way he acknowledged. The Cor- poration were most fortunate in having officials who were conscientious in the discharge of ,their duties. Mr Marston, in seconding, said the town clerk was -most excellent man and always appeared to have the business of the Council at his finger- ends. Dr Crump was a most efficient medical officer, and spent a- lot of bis time hunting microbes at the Black Pool (laughter and ap- plause). Mr Wynn ably assisted him, and they all had respect for their old official. Mr Snook. Mr Hiles drew Mr Marston.'s. attention to 'his omission of the names of Mr Breeze and Mr Elledge. What their finances would be without Mr Breeze, he said, he did not know, and he 'heard on all sid-e-s that Mr Elledge was -a very smart official. Mr Marston I am obliged to Mr Hiles for mentioning Mr Breeze and Mr Elledge. Their name.s just escaped my memory for the moment. —The veto of thanks was cordially awarded, and the Town Clerk briefly replied. With regard to the re-election of committees Mr Hiles moved "That the committee now known as the Sanitary, Water and Fire Brigade Committee be divided into two com- mittees, one to be known as the Sanitary and Sewers, and the other as the Water and Fire Brigade Committee, each to consist of not more than eight members." This, he Faid was the third time lie had brought fôrward this mo- tion, and it seemed to him that the difficulties they had got into of late might pertly, at all events, have been- avoided if the idea had been carried out.. The present committee consisted of the whole Council, a, .number far too large, and a system which as -far as he knew was not followed generally elsewhere. The work of managing the sanitation, the sewerage, the water supply, and fire .brigade affairs was too great in an immense area like theirs to be dealt with at one sitting .per month, or by one single com- mittee. They met at lialf-p-ast ten and often after two hours or more of talk they were either not nearly through the agenda, or they rushed through important -matters in great haste. The work of the two officials, the surveyor and the water inspector, seemed to have ibeen very mix- ed up, and he had heard m-embers ask "<Yd1, who is to see to this? Whose work is it? Mr Snook's or Mr Wynn's?" The motion, if carried, would sharply define the separate work of com- mitteea and officials, it would lead to greater efficiency, and more interest being taken in necessary .detnils-(hear, bear)—and the con- stant overlapping which they at. present ,experi- enced would cease. The sense .of responsibility and consequently the efficiency would be far greater with 'members of a small committee than with those of tlie maximum number. They would feel themselves more bound to become experts with the few important matters, they bad to deal than with the present over- whelming burden of serious and intricate af- fairs. He looked .upon this as a, very grave question. Mr Manston seconded. He thought they wfust- -ed a. good deal of time over the present com- mittees, and he thought Mr Hiles'. idea, would work more satisfactorily. Dr Thomas pointed out. that what Mr Hiles proposed had been tried on a. previous occasion and had been found a failure (Mr Hiles: When?). The difficulty was to separate the duties of the various departments, in the way suggested. It was carried that the committee remain as at present. As to dates for the Christmas markets, Dr Thomas proposed and Mr Macque,en seconded that a committee, be appointed to consult with dealers on. the subject,—Alderman Jones, on the other hand proposed the following dates Monday, 13th December, for live stock; Mon- day, 20th December, for live and dead, stock; .and Thursday, 23rd December, as a special market.—-Mr Humphreys seconded this, but Dr Thomas' motion was carried.—A committee was appointed and it was agreed to advertise the markers in the COUNTY TalEs. The Town 'Clerk presented the record of at- tendanes of members at the Council and com- mittee meetings during the years as follows: — The Mayor (Councillor Thomas) 55, Aldermen Harrison 30, D. Jones 20, Morris 4 and vVyke 46, Councillors. Bond 51, Evans. 32, Hiles 37, Humphreys 50, Jenkins 41, E. H. Jones 9, J. P. Jones Macqueen. 32, Marston 22, Rogers 32, and Stockton 46. The Town Clerk read a- letter from Father Moore communicating the result of the rate- payers' meeting on the Henfaes question over which he presided. Dr Thomas produced the requisition, that had been presented to him as Mayor when- he called the meeting in question. He expressed the view that the Council should pay a little respect to the feelings of the ratepayers in this matter (applause). The meeting was attended by from 400 to 450 people, and -as representa- tives of the ratepayers, he thought they should carry out as far as they could the feeling of the community generally. Dr Thomas, observing the Mayor and Town Clerk in, consultation, here paused and said If I am not in order I will stop. The Mayor I think your purpose has been obtained. You have presented the petition and no one objects to you doing that, but I don't think we .should go on and discuss the matter. We are cognisant of Wlwt took place, and it would serve no good purpose to continue. Dr Thomas If that is your ruling, I submit > to it. But there was a further meeting. The Mayor I don't think that at a meeting of this description we should enter upon any discussion. We shall possibly have an oppor- tunity of thrashing the matter out at our ordin- ary Council meetings. To-day we meet simply to make elections. Dr Thomas If that is so, I do not see why the letters should be read at this meeting. If the letters -are- submitted they ought to be sub- ject to discussion. Mr Mfrston I move that they lie on the table. The Mayor: The Town Clerk has got the let- ters -and he will read them. I do not wish to eilenceallyone at .all. I wish to be fair -and impartial, to let everybody have his due and to treat him 'as an honourable man as I wish to be treated myself. The Town Clerk then read a letter communi- cating the result of the second meet- ing. Dr Thomas Bowing to your ruling, I defer my comments till next meeting. Mr Evan Davies, builder, Waterloo, was ap- .pcnnted an assistant overseer for Guifcfie'ld Within, and the Mayor, ex-Mayor, and Coun- cillor Rogers were. appointed 'a conimittec to at- tend the County Council enquiry, on Friday, 19th November, into the matter of the union of the urban parishes of Cletterwood, Hope, and Trewern. The Mayor announced his intention- to -at- tending Divine service at the Parish Church on Sunday morning and mvit-ed his colleagues -and the burgesses generally to accompany him on that occasion. On the rising of the Council, the Mayor enter- tained the Council, officials and representatives of the Press to -refreshments in the judge's- re- tiring room. °
Personal. Mi- Maurice Ifian Hamilton Anwyl, son of Mr R. C. An-wyl, of Lligwy, Machynlleth, having passed the Royal Military College examination ■for the Army, hts been' appointed Second- Lieutenant in the Royal Welch Fusiliers. Th.3 King's Birthday Honours, published this week, included the K.C.M.G. for Mr O. C. Phillips. M.P., chairman of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, who unsuccessfully op- posed Col Pryee-Jones for the representation, of the Montgomery Boroughs in 1895. Lord Herbert Vane-Tempest has returned to PI as Machynlleth. It is announced that next- spring a new branch of the Quebec and Lake St John Railway will be started, running from Roberval north-west- erly to the recently opened mining district of Chebonga.mcn. The line will be proceeded with during the summer to Chute a I'Our- 30 miles north-west of Roberval. At this- point there are very extensive water powers which -are owned by the Provincial Government of Quebec. It is stated that an American paper concern is negotiating for the purchase of these powers, and will build large mills there 3"'1 soon as the railway communication is secured, which will ■probably lead- to the erection of-a new town. The Provincial Minister of Colonisation has promised that the Government will aid the new r.oad in every possible way, as .it runs through a valuable colonization district.