COMING-OF-AGE OF MR. HUGH HARRISON. &EJOICIXGS AT CAERHOWEL. Respite the ominous claps of thunder heard in l^e neighbourhood on Tuesday evening and the Sphering clouds which betokened a heavy storm, the leather turned out to be of a favourable character on Wednesday morning, and though rain have been a welcome visitor from many Points of view, the admirers of Mr Hugh Harrison, 'hose coming of age they were about to celebrate, felt relieved that Jupiter Pluvius had withheld his showers for the greater part of the day at least. Montgomery was en fete for this interesting oCcasin, and is was only natural, the Harrisons, of Caerhowel, having, as set forth in the address, Performed an important part in the administrative "'ark and general weal of the town, as well as of the county generally, and the 20tli May, 1896, will y I ever be remembered by young and old alike. The I Ilcion of Caerhowcl had so endeared himself to those with whom he came in contact during his bOYhood yiars that it was no surprise to see such a k^ge and representative assembly present at ^aerhowel on Wednesday on the occasion of his ^niing of age, and the handsome gifts of which Mr liu.gh Harrison was the recipient is but a j|angible proof of the cordial relations existing etween the family and the tenantry of the Caer- ^Qvv'el and Glyn estates. The proceedings com- menced at noon with the presentation before a rge assembly, on the green facing Caerhowel, to "r Hugh Harrison of a quantity of silver plate and handsome illuminated address on behalf of the e^auts of the Caerhowel estate. THE PRESENTATION. THE PRESENTATION. Mr J. F. FRANCIS, the Gaer, Forden. in making j J?e presentation, said it was with very great Pleasure that he asked Mr Harrison, in the name of subscribers, to accept the accompanying d(Jresg ancj ai]ver bowl and tray, and to offer him eir most hearty and sincere congratulations 1l the occasion of the attainment of his majority, at the same time to wish him a long, a happy, t a prosperous life (cheers). He (the speaker) he could not wish him anything better than bat he might be held in the same respect and steem as bis worthy father was held in at the time (loud cheers). ^r J, E, TOM LEY (the hon. secretary of the Premutation committee) then read the address as Allows TO HUGH ROBERT EDWARD HARRISOX, ESQ. Qn behalf of the tenants on your father's t&tes and your friends and well-wishers, we offer u. our heartiest congratulations upon the attain- of your majority. tr For many years in successive generations the prisons, of Caerhowel, have been closely identified the administrative work and general weal of e town and county of Montgomery and have rned. the gratitude of all classes of the community y their devotion to the public service, while as ^e*ierous landowners, taking a warm and active j^erest in the welfare of their tenantry, your respected father and his predecessors have dly gained the love and esteem of all with fWQ they have been brought into contact. la testimony of these kindly feelings we ask piacceptance of the accompanying pieces of £ e, &c., while wishing you all happiness and 0sperity, we most earnestly pray that your father 8Pare<i for many years to watch and guide pf r career, in which we feel sure that you will faii^ a worthy representative of an honoured Signed on behalf of the subscribers, J. FRED FRANCIS, Chairman of the Committee. „ "J. E. TOMLEY, Honorary Secretary. April 16th, 1895." "r E. JONES (Henblas) said it gave him great P'easnre to be there that day to offer Mr Hugh Prison on behalf of himself and his brother tenantry' on the Glyn estate, their heartiest con- solations on the occasion of his coining of age— applause)—and he had every confidence that he WOTild prove himself to be a worthy son and 41lecessor of that noble family—the Harrisons, of paerhowel (cheers). It was not often very pleasant tfie Tnouthpiece of other people, but it was to the contrary on the present occasion, when wishes of every tenant on the Glyn estate QlejT^ended to him (load applause). They were ak._ &lao to acknowledge the kindness which had go'ys been bestowed on them at all times by their of" landlady, Miss Mytton (cheers)—whose acts tio geniality had won for her the esteem and admira- *H<? °f a11 parties-rich and poor alike (hear, hear, Ojj/fPplanse) They also availed themselves of the ttf^unity of congratulating Colonel and Mrs and upon that happy and interesting occasion, acr> conclusion he again asked Mr Harrison to lHd6pt from him- on beha,f of th.e Gly? tena.ntrY few friends, the accompanying pair of silver in sticks and the walking sticks, which he hoped tne^ar.s to come would call to mind many pleasant j °rie8 of his past career (cheers). pre8r" HUGH HARRISON, in acknowledging the Pfe etl.^ation, said be was afraid he could not ex- thejp ^ords the intense gratitude he felt for l-efer andsome presents and good wishes. They ^0\ye^6^ *n the address to the Harrisons, of Caer- adtuj -laving taken an important part in the and o l8trat^ve work and general weal of the town «onl(3OQn^y Montgomery, and he was sure he fatnj] r,°' better than try to live up to the have?.'r.a^'tions (cheers). In this it was nice to hi8 le^r good wishes at the commencement of to Teer> and they would be an incentive to him they ,eavour to fulfil those traditions (applause), that h- a'so referre<l to the good understanding C!aerh a<^ existed between the tenantry on the that anc^ G1Jn estates. He only hoped that Stan,j; 0Q continue to be so, for a good under- wear) between thsm was the best for all (hear, 8ai(j He asked them to believe him when he occagj at he would never forget that memorable f°r «». an<^ with the able guidance of his father ^°r the^r ^ears to corne he hoped to fit himself lie fejfc which was before him (loud cheers). Him SSQre the-v were all equally pleased with to healfu sPea^er) upon his father's gradual return t •' anc^ the7 sincerely hoped he would con- °improve from that time onwards (hear, thejf u- thanked them one and all for ol ness on that and other occasions (cheers). • HARRISON said he must be allowed to in com' 18 s*ncere thanks for their great kindness he ijQ *^8 there that day, and, so long as he lived, his an !n some small degree, to be able to show reciati°n of that kindness (loud and con- „S«pElanse>- °Rh Pr .Cy cheers were then accorded Mr. anri vr r"son, followed with cheers for Colonel At th* 1Iarrison- trait a j ^eac^ of the address are three large por- *nd v^ ons of Colonel Harrison, Mrs. Harrison, C°l0Ur J*- Hugh Harrison, which are beautifully addreg miniature style. At the foot of the *nd j.},8 are ^Wo water colour views of Caerhowel, *irtntn cres';» coat of arms, and motto Basis sid6a c°n8tantia," of the Harrison family. The ■UrQjo address are treated conventionally, and nted with Mr. Hugh Harrison's monogram the ere Walea 6L crest and badge of the 4th Batt. South Liente rc*erers, in which regiment he is a -hole is mounted in a massive It. and°AT ^is^ Kold, and was supplied by Messrs. the v V Wen> Welshpool. The plate, which is Henry guineas, was supplied by Mr. Passive -f °f Shrewsbury. It consists of a —i?1 bowl, 16 inches in diameter, on an Solid lr-i ^and80inely ornamented,and a beanti- ^°th the^ VSr tray> twenty-seven inches in length. Gf ow^ and tray bear the Caerhowel crest, s'antia" ?rms' an^ motto, "Basis virtutum con- H. R ogethe with the inscription Presented Wishers' Harrison, Esq., by his friends and well- 1896 8 twenty-first birthday, April 16th, aQd reflepf work was of a chaste description, P^ed it Rreat credit upon the firm who sup- "■ ?ng Stict8r .^an.dlesticks and sil ver-mounted walk- ^scriptj^' ivory handles, and bearing suitable ^ere alsn S' rom ^'e tenants of the Glyn estate, Very handsome. After th THE LUNCHE0N- a larjje ^resen'-at10n an adjournment was made grounds w>>ar(^tlee s'tnate in another portion of the ^t down to 6re so.me three hundred invited guests by M. a capital luncheon served in excellent ^ewsbm-n- SrLS mmer and Son, of Castle Street, 80ury, the following being the. MAW • MENU. nnaise and Cucumber. Boned Turkey with Tongue. n Spiced Beef. arters of Lamb with Salads. Pio- tongues Garnished. Pies.^ Veal and Ham Pies. Sirloin of Beef. P Lobster Salads. Winn jf,Bt °bicken and York Ham. ° Jellies. Fruit Jellies. Whip Cream. Cakes (varied). Col Harrison presided, and he was supported by Mrs Harrison, Mr Hugh Harrison, Mr and Miss Harrison, Major General the Hon and Mrs Herbert, the Hon R C and Mrs Herbert, Capt and Mrs Mytton (Garth), Lady Pryce-Jones, Major General W E Montgomery, Major and Mrs Corbett-Winder, Capt A R Pryce (Cyfronydd), Miss Mytton (Welsh- pool), Capt R W Williams-Wynn, Mr A C Hum- phieys-Owen, M.P., and Mrs Humphreys-Owen, Capt Genth, Mr C. E. Howell (Welshpool), Mr and Mrs R E Jones (Cefn Bryntaleh), Mr and Mrs G D Harrison (Welshpool), the Mayors of Welshpool and Montgomery, Rev Prebendaries White (Church- stoke), and Burd (Chirbnry), Revs W L Martin (Bernew), W E Brown (Montgomery), J Hughes (Llangurig), J P Morgan, Maurice-Jones (Conway), T D James (Llanfair), &c. The guests also included the followinfr: Messrs Atkinson, E Andrews, and J H Anderson (Welshpool). Messrs R Barker, J Bowen, George Bailey, R H Bunner (Montgomery), Miss Bryan, Miss Bayard, Rev E and Mrs Brown, Mr Pryce Barrett (Welsh- pool). Mr G J Clipston (Montgomery). Messrs Edward Davies, C P Davies, James Davies, W Davies, Mrs G Davies, Mr Wm Davies, Miss Davies, Messrs W J Danilv, Maurice Davies, J W Davies, W R Davies, W Downes, David Davies, John Davies, Morgan Davies, Richard Davies. Messrs R J Edmunds (Edcert-on, Forden), P R and A Eatrn and Ernbrey (Montgomery), Mr G E Evans (Wilshpool), D Evans, Wm Evans, J Evans (Welsh pool), J E Edwards, R Evans, Miss Evans. Messrs Wm Farmer (Welshpool), Forbes, Mr and Mrs J F Francis (Gaer). Messrs D and E Gethin, Edward George, Dr Gill (Welshpool), Messrs Edward Gethin, T II George, Howell Gittins, Graham, L Griffith, T Green, Edw Green (The Moors), Tlionia3 Griffiths, W George. Messrs Joh.i Hughes, W P Hole (Crowthers Hall), R Hughes, T Hotchkiss, R W Hughes, C.C., T J Hounsfield, A Humphreys, Dr Humphreys. Messrs T Jones, J B Jones, T Jones, J Pryce Jones (Welshpool), Thomas Jones, W Jones, Evan Jones, R Jones, J N Jones, Ellis 0 Jones (Welsh- pool), E Jones, 0 L Jerman, D Jones, John Jerman, Mr and Mrs Jones, Messrs J Jones, E Langfora Jones, Maurice Jones, Mr Jones, Mrs Jones, Miss Jones. Mr George King. Messrs T Langford, W H Langford, Langford (Chirbury Hall), F Langford, C Lewis, J Lewis, Lloyd, R Langford, David Lloyd, and Owen Lloyd. Messrs R Morgan, William Morris, the Mayor of Welshpool (Mr W. Forrester Addie), the Mayor and Mayoress of Montgomery (Mr and Mrs E R James), Messrs Edward Morris, Samuel Morris, Miss M S Morris, Mr and Mrs E H Morris (Chirbury), Rev J P Morgan, Rev W L Martin, Dr Morgan, Messrs J Morris, W H Morris, J D Marshall (Montgomery), S 0 Miller (Abermule). Messrs H Owen, C W Owen, R Owens, Owens, Maurice Owen, H Scott Owen (Cefn Gwifed), J W Owen. Mr W E Pryce-Jones, Messrs John Pilot, John Pickstock, senr. and innr., Parry (Rhosddu), R Price, Matthew Powell (Welshpool), John Powell, David Pryce, W Pugh, J Pugh (Pool Quay), M Pryce (Eyton), W Pryce (Montgomery), Edward Powell, G Price, E Pritchard, C S Pryce (Mont- gomery). Messia John Richards, Thomas Rees, David Rowlands (Welshpool), D Richards (Royal Oak, Welshpool), John Roberts, J Rees (Pentre), D Roberts, E Valentine Rees. Messrs Stephens, W Stourton, S Smith, John Sayce (Welshpool), Mr and Mrs Charles Shuker (Welshpool), Messrs John Shuker, Henry Smith, T Soley (Montgomery). Messrs A D Thomas, R Turnbull, R Tomley, J E Tomley, J Tipping, Lewis Turner, Tonks, C Thomas, H Tudor, John Thomas, and Thomas. Messrs W Vaughan and A W Vaughan. Messrs Thomas Watkin (Llanfair), T Watkin, C B Williams, C Withers, R White, Rev Preben- dary and Mrs White, Messrs C P Winnall (Welsh- pool), G'J Wroughton, E Williams Wood, Mrs Welch, Messrs C Williams, E Williams, Mr and Mrs Williams. Luncheon over, the CHAIRMAN said that that day was one which must be very loyally kept by all the inhabitants of this Empire, because it was on that day that Her Majesty the Queen celebrated her birthday, and, therefore, he asked them to drink with every possible loyalty the health of Her Majesty the Queen (cheers). The toast having been accorded musical honours, c!1 The CHAIRMAN said that he again had to ask them to drink to the health of The Prince and Princess of Wales and the rest of the Royal Family." It was a toast which required no words of his to commend it to their notice, and he there. fore asked them to receive the toast with every possible loyalty (applause). Mr HUMPHREYS-OWEN, M.P., said he was entrusted with the toast which was only next to the loyal toast, that was The Army and Navy and Auxiliary Forces of this country. It was a toast which was especially welcomed on that occasion- (applause)—because their host that day had for many years served in a distinguisbed/ capacity at the head of the gallant regiment of the 4th Batt. South Wales Borderers (cheers). And they looked forward to his eldest son, in whose honour they were there assembled, entering upon his army career, and serving his country in his turn, as he was sure he would do, as a good and gallant soldier (cheers). The two services of the navy and army were inseparably bound up with the joys and sorrows and with the giories of this coun- try (hear, hear). Whether the riavy was pressing through the thick-ribbed ice in the polar regions, where it had rendered much assistance to science, or whether the army was bearing the torrid heat of Africa, they always did their duty gallantly, as became Englishmen and Welshmen (loud applause). It was an old habit in the days of Queen Bess when a man entered an eating house to cast away his sword and say Heaven send me no need of it." They would all unite in saying of our army and navy Heaven send 118 no need of them (applause). Still, if they would some day have need of them, they felt sure the sons would emulate the days. of their fathers, and by that means the glory of Britain would never diminish (loud cheers). Major General MONTGOMERY, whose name was coupled with the toast, in response, said that with regard to the navy-that magnificent service of the first line of our Imperial defence, he only wished there was a sailor present to take the bur- den off his shoulders. As was well known, the general public opinion was tending to the most liberal supply of money towards t >e needs of th9 navy, and le was sure it would a sad day for England through any change of Government and political feeling if that opinion should be in any way modified (hear hear and applause.) As re- garded the army, as they knew, his nephew had, with great credit to himself, passed most success- fully through all the severe examinations for en. trance into the regular army (loud applause), and when they came to think of him as a first-class cricketer, a good rider, and a good shot, which fact was very liable to make a young man distract his thoughts from those of books, and vhen they also came to think of she keen competition nowadays to get into the army, he believed he was right in saying that his success reflected greatly to his credit (cheers.) He had postponed his pleasures to a later period, and they all wished him a happy and prosperous future (hear, hear). His esteemed father must be the more pleased to see him a regular soldier; his father started with the lowest militia rank, and having gone through the ranks had now commanded his battalion for years (loud applause). No man living could do more than that (hear, hear). Hav- ing referred to his nephew as a soldier, and the young gentleman's father as a member of the Reserve Forces, he would like to say a few words about the personnel of the individual soldier. He was informed by a high official in the Horse Guards the other day that recruiting was going on ex- ceedingly well, i.e., that the numbers were fully up to the number required and that they could not accept any more men; therefore, they had the pick of all those that did offer themselves, and that said a great deal, they having got up the numbers so fyir as Parliament voted money for them. This volunteering for the Army might be due partly to the present agricultural and industrial depression still, he did not think there was such an acute amount of depression to answer for the good re- cruiting going on at the present time. He should imagine that the public generally seemed to know more of the life of a soldier; they had begun to find out that a young man when he entered the service was well looked after, and that he did not necessarily lower himself in the world. If they only knew of the amount of care taken when a boy joined the Army they would be surprised he was, in fact, looked after just like a young horse or colt. The institutions connected with any regiment were also very perfect; the libraries were models of comfort, and there were excellent football and cricket clubs connected with them. As to the Auxiliary Forces, the Militia was the old fashioned backbone, followed by the I-olunteers. The latter, he believed, had saved the country from conscription, and he only hoped the Government would see their way to help them as much as possible (hear, hear, and applause). Captain PRYCE, Cyfronydd, said he believed it was customary when a toast was given a person to submit that they wished it had been placed in better hands. He did not wish to make use of such a stereotyped expression that day. He was indeed very proud to be there that day to propose the health of Mr Hugh Hal rison and to know that the toast had been placed in his hands (cheers.) Out- ,i side his own immediate family, there were very few people in Montgomeryshire who had watched his career from a lad more closely and certainly none with more interest than he himself (loud applause). He believed he was fully capable of telling them the truth about the young gentleman whose coming of age they celebrated that day. He could only state to them what they knew already, that his career up to his twenty-first birthday been a total and complete success (hear, hear, and applause.) He had not only been appreciated by those with whom he had been associated, but by those who had been set over him in his studies. &c. And he (the speaker) thought that when he as a Montgomeryshire lad, went to Lord3 and at the time wore the Harrow lads out, he did not think there waa a man or woman in Montgomeryshire who was not exceedingly pleased when he or she heard it. He (Capt. Pryce) considered be had been very successful in passing for the Army, which was a difficult thing to do now-a-days. It was a much easier thing when he (the gallant captain) got in. otherwise he would never have found himself there (laughter.) However, to be so successful was very creditable to him, and he asked those present what had brought about this state of things ? He thought they would agree with him when he said that it was due to the good example set him by his father and mother (loud and continued applause.) As it was stated in the address that was presented to him earlier in the day, he was the worthy son of a worthy father and mother, and he was certain that all through his life he would keep the precepts therein mentioned to the front (applause). There was no doubt that he would always remember the kind friends he had met there that day and the example and precepts set him by his father and mother (hear, hear). It was a wrong thing to be jealous, but he envied Captain Wynn, who was about to propose the health of Mrs Harrison. How- ever, he was not going to sit down without paying the highest possible tribute to Mrs Harrison, and although it was awkward to praise people to their faces, if they could show him a better lady in this coumy he would like to have her photograph in order to have it framed (laughter and applause). He wished all present to fill their glasses for this toast, and he said feelingly, thoughtfully, and truly, that all present there that day, both inside and out- side the tent, would heartily join with him in wishing Mr Hugh Harrison every success that this world could give him. and he knew they would do that from the bottom of their hearts (loud applause). He now wished to propose most feelingly and heartily his very good health, and they were proud to be there that day to do him honour (cheers). The toast was most enthusiastically drunk with musical honours. Mr HUGH HARRISON, who was well received, said he was afraid he hardly deserved all the kind things that bad been said of him if so, then he believed he would do well. He would remember that day all his life it was a great incentive to strive to do well, knowing he had so many friends in Montgomeryshire who .wished him well on that day (applause). Really, he did not know how to thank them enough. Captain MYTTON said he did not remember a single occasion on which he had risen to propose a toast with greater sincerity and pleasure than he did in proposing the health of Colonel Harrison (cheers.) It was just twelve months ago that a gloom pervaded the whole of Montgomeryshire when they heard of the serious illness of the gallant colonel, and now, truly, their sorrow had Vbeen turned into joy when they saw him presiding at that table with his accustomed geniality (applause.) There was something in the character of Colonel Harrison, as they could well see by the number of people who had assembled there to do honour to his name, which endeared him dearlv to them all (hear hear and applause.) If they looked back at his public life in Montgomeryshire they could see that he had devoted himself honestly and earnestly to the welfare of this i °.y (applause.) He had commanded the militia with great eclat (continued applause). He had command of a very nice serviceable regiment in this county, and when they had gone abroad they had proved a credit to the county as well as to themselves (loud applause). If they took the gallant Chairman in the various capacities in which he had acted throughout the county-alii a member of the County Council, as Chairman of the Forden Board of Guardians, and various other capacities, —they would see what real good work he had done (hear, hear). His fitting application to business had produced good results, and be (the speaker) feared the Forden Board of Guardians were now seriously lamenting the loss of his services (hear, hear). On every occasion that he had worked with the Colonel for nearly the whole of his lifetime— since he grew np to manhood—he had seen that he had endeared himself both to his foes and friends alike (cheers). And there was really something in his character which had won. him the respect of both parties though of strong political feeling, he bad never offended those who thought differently to him, simply because he had endeavoured to do justice wherever he was, and foes and opponents alike would feel the loss of a strong man command- ing the other party (hear hear, and applause). It was with the greatest satisfaction they saw him presiding over that assembly that day, and he asked them heartily and with all sincerity to drink long life and happiness to Col Harrison, and may that day on which he had seen his son come of age be a. blessing to him, and may he be able to remember it all his life (loud cheers). J lie toast was received with acclamation, and Colonel HARRISON, replying, said words indeed failed him to in any way express to them his grati- tude and thanks for the kind manner in which they had received the last toast. It was a very proud day to him, and he could not thank them sufficiently for their kindness in coining there that day to do his boy honour (applause.) He sincerely hoped that as long as he lived he would remember that day, and that he would endeavour to do his duty all his life. It was impossible for him to express in words a"They had been good friends all the years of his life, and he devoutly hoped many years were before them to live together again (hear, hear and applause.) He was sure they would believe him when he said that never would there fall from his mind the kindness they had shown him on that occasion. He sincerely hoped his boy would re- member the kindness extended to him that day all his life, and that he would prove himself to be a good and honest English gentleman (loud cheers.) Capt. WYNN said he had the pleasure that day of proposing the health of Mrs Harrison and the younger members of the family (applause). They were there that day to wish Air. Hugh Harrison happiness and a prosperous life, but in wishing him all that the world could give him they must not forget what he owed to the guiding hand which had brought him up these 21 years, and he was of opinion that to that hand he owed a great deal for the pleasing manners and gentle courtesy which they had found in him that day (hear, hear). Capt. Pryce had stated that he was jealous of him (the speaker), but he thought he could say that he need not fear that jealousy, and that Capt. Pryce would have to turn his hand to other photographs besides Mrs. Harrison's (loud laughter). His connection with Caerhowel during the last few years, he was glad to say, had been a close one, and many times the kindly welcome he had received from Mrs Harrison had smoothed and taken away the sting of a long and trying day. It was the same tact and faithfulness for others which bad stredgtb ened and made the good feeling which existed between the Harrison family and the county of Montgomery (applause). He hoped that as long as Col. and Mrs Harrison were left there that that feeling would be maintained, and that in time to come the other members of the family would try to follow in the steps so well set them by their respected father and mother (cheers). As in due course it would come when Miss Harrison would be taken from her nest, he only hoped that she would not remove from the borders of Montgomery- shire, but that they should find her in the country there (hear, hear). To Mr Pryce Harrison he would say from experience that there was a worse thing than being a younger son, and if he would only stick to the elder members of the family no- thing would go wrong (hear, hear). With the toast he coupled the name of Mr Pryce Harrison, which was well received. Mr PRYCE HARRISON suitably replied in the course of a neat but brief speech. Major General the Hon. W. H. HERBERT said the next toast was placed in his hands, and he had great pleasure in proposing to them the health of the tenants of the Caerhowel and Glyn estates (applause). Many of the tenants of these estates were descendants of families that had been on those estates for four centuries. He was happy to see that this had not died out, one man who died last year having been succeeded by his niece in the tenure, and it was this tenure of successive genera- tions which had proved a blessing to tenants and landlords. When there were new tenants it was impossible to have that feeling of mutual confidence, trust, and respect which was borne by a tenantry that had lived under the same family and known how to respect the fathers and grandfathers of the present landlords, whilst the latter had been brought up to love their tenantry and to have a desire to always see the same families living on their estates. In these tays of depression nothing could avail so much as thorough confidence and trust between landlord and tenant, and it was a real pleasure to see a meeting like that, and to see such a proof of that corfidence and love, which they had shown so libtraliy by the magnificent g-ifts they had tendered)Ir Hugh Harrison that day. He hoped the same good relations would continue, and he hoped that as in due course when Mr Hugh Harrison's son came of age he also would have the pleasure of seeipg the sons of the present tenants assembled in a siniiJar manner as they were that day. Mr J. F. FRANCits, i1 responding on behalf of the tenants of the Caerhowel estate, said it had been his privilege to know Col Harrison all his life, although he had been a tenant of his but a very few years. He could noi speak too highly of him as a landlord and of his k ndly feeling at all times to the tenants. He had always found that anything they asked for Col Harrison willingly conceded, so far as it was in his power. He was glad to see his health so much improved, and they all sincerely hoped he would be spared to be their landlord for many years to come (applause). Mr THOMAS, on behalf of the Glyn estate, also responded. Rev E. BROWN, in siijmitting the health of His Worship the Mayor of Montgomery (Mr E. R. James), remarked that most people who visited Montgomery expressed tieir astonishment at three things; first, at the situation of the town so far from the Cambrian Railways Station, secondly, that Montgomery was Euch a small place, and thirdly, that such a small place boasted of a mayor. Although they were far fr0ni the railway station they were proud of their town and of their Mayor. Their kind host was theif first mayor, and lie had been elected to the position for the second tima, and he hoped he would soon fill that same office again. The gallant colonel set succeeding mayors an excellent exampls Applause). The present mayor was a Montgomeryshire man, born and bred as the saying was. He W-)s well known to all present as a man of excellent business habits and qualities, and they were exceedingly pleased to see that those business qualities had been rewarded by his being made a justice of peace (loud applause). The MAYOR suitably replied. Mr R. E. JONES gave the health of the Com- mittee coupled with the lIon. Sec. Mr J. E. TOMLEY (hon. sec.), in responding on behalf of the committee, heartily thanked them for the manner in which the toast had been given and received. He thought tl at thanks were hardly needed by the members of the five or six commit- tees which had worked in connection with that day's rejoicings. The members had discharged their duties willingly, cheerfully, and well, and bad been delighted in working for the object of that day's gathering. He felt that they had had the county at their oacKs, tor from east and west, north and south, subscriptions had flowed in and the out- burst of feeling had been spontaneous (applause). The subscribing of about £ 250 in a few short weeks was eloquent testimony to this (applause). Speaking for himself, his services as hon. sec. were cordially rendered, and it had given him very great pleasure indeed to testify in that manner to the esteem in which the young men of the district held Mr Hugh Harrison. On the cricket field they looked upon him as their hero, and the day upon which Mr Harrison, playing for Eton, bad demolished the Harrow vvickets and accomplished a remarkable performance was truly a proud day for Montgomery. In the successful career which they felt Mr Harrison was destined to follow in the future it would ever be their pride to claim him as a Montgomery boy, born and bred (loud applause). This concluded the toast list and an adjournment was made to THE SPORTS, which took place upon the lower grounds. The Gro," a spacious field, roped out with racing tracks, football enclosure, etc., and with a great crowd of spectators, the H8Ually quiet enclosure on the banks of the Severn presented a very animated and unwonted appearance. There was a large variety of events, numbering in all twenty-seven. The officials are given elsewhere, and it is only due to these gentlemen to say that everything was managed in 11 a very satisfactory and pleasant manner. A greasy pole" laid across the river caused endless merriment by the futile efforts of competitors to reach a substantial leg of mutton attached to the end and their immersion in the stream en route. Another source of amusement was the open obstacle race, in which competitors had to cross and re-cross the stream by way of the fords, emerging to crawl under a tarpaulin that concealed a liberal sprinkling of soot. The follow- ing were the results of the different evpnt,. Mile Race (open).-l G Eans, 2 T Bird, 3 Bees. 120 Y ards Race for boys under 12.-1 F Cookson, 2 A Lin, 3 W Harris. High Jump.-l F Owen, 2 A Evans, 3 B Mold. Peate 8 T^8 H Treutham' 2 T Obstacle race (local) -1 T Peate, 2 J Davies, 3 F Price. cont^-Trentham's XI beat Salmon w J Ye.re'. ^known beat Forden, W a ^yevi 4r0Utld' Welshpool Unknown beat Trenthams XI, Weaver's v T j, w. fiTial Welshpool Unknown beat Weaver's XI Gittinstei milG (°pen)'^1 T Peate,' 2 TBird, 3 Potato race. -1 T Bird. 2 T Peatp s niiver ^Donkey raee. 1 Mr E K ""Sort the Long jump.-1 F Owen, 2 A Evala., 3 B Mold. Gills race.—1 S J EVCINS 9 T ° O Crowther. 1 L Corfield, 0 220 yards race for boys under i A 2 F Cookson, 3 D Rees. 1&1 A EvanS' 1 Half-mile race (local)-1 T Peate, 2 T Bird, 3 A Evans. Bicycle race—1 E Edwards o r Pig race—R Beedoes ^orns"i Smoking match—T Cliidlev Race for men over 60-^ w Bedward 2 R Davies 120 yards flat race (open)-l Heafch 2 Peate, 3 T Bird Married women's race-1 Irs Pritchard; 2 Mrs E Evans. Three-legged race-1 Bevall aud Evans, 2 A Evans and J Jones, 3 Watkin and Gough. Obstacle race (open) 1 J DaviesTT Peate, 3 A Evans Tug-of-war-1 Bowcn's party ?aC9eTfwr^n °r 40AnlUnder 50 -1 J Mar- pole, 2 J Whittingham, 3 E Evans Sack race-1 R Jones, 2 M Bowen Treacle bun contest-l E Morris, 2 W Brown Bird y 16 raC8 (l0eal)-l T Peate, 2 J T fVpfn0°n three thousand rrr °iea p7\ided a tent pnt UP ^errp0?' JV^les being excellently presided over by the ladies of the district ?? the sward to the strains of the Military Land of the 4th Batt. South Wales Borderers, under Bandmaster Fred Owen, which disonrsed capital music. At the conclusion of the 8Port8 fche izes W0D by the successful competitors Were dfgtributed by riZuarr\T^d hearty cheersfer the i ST crOWd "loved to the opposite end of the ground, where a ma ificent dis £ lay of fireworks was given by Messrs James Pain and f v?", i" -great • 'V^ber of rockets were despatched on their aerial journey) and a fire balloon was successfully 'launched. Coloured fires, WGr/f of the fixed pieces showered forth a veritable Niagara of ,den sparks. To conclude, a colossal fire portrait of Mr. Hugh Harrison was shown in thousands of diamond jets. This was greatly admired, and was received with hearty cheering. A final despatch of a lial'Vo of rockets concluded the festivities and brought to a close a day long to be remembered by all present. The following is a complete list of those who took a prominent part in the day's proceedings, and to whom many thanks are due In charge of commissarat department: Mrs Soley Mrs Allan, Montgomery, and Mr A. E. B0nd Weishpool. Tea Committee: Rev. E. W. Brown, Messrs E. R. James, W. Owens, John Davies James Davies, G. J. Wroughton, C. Williams, T. Jones, Wm. Jones and Evans, Cefngwernfa. Sports Committee: Messrs C. S. Pryce, S. Miller, j. H. Stephens, C. P. Davies, C. B. Williams, F. Langford, and James Davies. M.C.'s of drnciug Messrs T. H. George and J. G. Miller. Decoration Committee Messrs C. S. Pryce, P. Langford, E. Williams, and S. Davies. Stewards of Sports Messrs S. Davies, T. S. Davies, A. Eaton, R. T. Harris, and M. Davies, in addition to the members of the Sports Committee. Football referee, Mr J. Pugh, Pool Quay. Chair- man of all committees: Mr J. F. Francis, Gaer. Honorary secretary, Mr J. E. Tomley, Montgomery. Tea makers Mrs E. R. Janieg, Mayoress of Mont- gomery Mrs Brown, Rectory, Montgomery Mrs Jones, Llwyn Cottage; Mrs c p Davies, Mont- gomery Mrs C. S. Pryce, Clawddydol; Mrs Davies, Hendomen; Mrs Owens, Janiesford Mrs Bowen, Munlyn Mrs Williams, liern Mrs Francis, Gaer; Mrs Davies, Red House; Mrs Hughes, Munlyn; Mrs Pritchard, Red House; Miss Holl, Llanyny- coroth; Mrs Lewis, Trwstliewelyn; Mrs Lewis, Green Lane; Mrs L. Turner, junr., Garthmyl; Mrs Corfield, Cefnllan Mrs Bromwell, New House Mrs Watkin, Henfron; Miss Stephens, Abermule.
LLANFYLLIN. COUXTY COURT, Tuesday.—Before his Honour Jr.dge David Lewis.—Before commencing business Mr W. H. Bott asked permission to say how exeeed- ingly pleased they aii were to see his Honour once more in Court. He hoped the change his Honour had had would prove to be thoroughly beneficial, and that his health was now permanently estab- lished, and that they might see him in future able to be constantly amongsc them in a satisfactory state of health.—His Honour thanked Mr Bott, and said Mr Bott could not be more glad to see him than he was to see Mr Bott.—John Davies sought to recover from Allen Davies the sum of cE5 3s 4d, balance al!eged to be due upon the sale of four pigs. -)Ir Bott appeared for defendant.— Plaintiff's wife appeared, and described the sale of the pigs. Defendant did not go to see them. He bought them at so much a pound. There was no mention of their having to be under 601bs in weight. They came to X6 3s 4d altogether, and defendant had paid X3 on account.—Owen Hughes was called and proved weighing the pigs in the presence of the wives of plaintiff and defendant.—The defence was that the pigs were sold as porkers, and ought therefore to be under 60lbs in weight. Porkers fetched Id a pound more than pigs of heavier weight. Defendant bad sent the pigs away, but three of them were over weight, and dealers would not pay for them the price given for porkers. He had, therefore, lost money on the transaction. Mr Bott worked out the figures, and offered to pay 9s 6d.-His Honour said the case was perfectly simple. He believed the story told by plaintiff's wife. Defendant's wife was present at the weigh- ing of the pigs, and she was not called by the defendant.—Judgment, therefore, for the plaintiff for the full amount claimed. THE FALSE PRETENCES CASE. This case, which had been adjourned from the previous week, came up for hearing at the Llan- fyllin Police Court on Thursday, before C. R. Jones and John Lomax, Esqrs.—John Smith, 3, Bell Place, Dudley-road, Wolverhampton, was charged by David Jones, farmer, Trewylan, with having ob- tained from him a bay cob value X20 on Jan. 30th, and a grey mare value £10 on January 31st by false preteiiees.Ilr Martin Woosnam, solicitor, cwtown, appeared for the prolocutor, and Mr \V. A. Foster, solicitor, Wolverhampton, for the defendant.—After some iegal argument and after the depositions had been taken, it was agreed to go into the case in toto. -The prosecutor repeated the evidence given at the previous hearing, and which appeared in our last issue, and added that defendant afterwards pur- chased a couple of ducks for 6s 6d, and these were also to be paid for at the station. Prosecutor bought a halter for the mare, and defendant sent his man along the road to Oswestry with her. Witness went to Llanfyllin and took out a warrant. Some time afterwards he proceeded to Wolverhampton and recovered the horses.—Cross- examined by Mr Foster Witness stated the prisoner was not a stranger to him. He had had dealings with him before. On that occasion he sold the prisoner and another gentleman two horses tor Xbb. There was nothing said about paying for the horse at Llanfyllin fair. He did not remember the prisoner saying he had not sufficient money with him to pay for the cob. He (witness) remem- bered signing his name in a pocket book on that occasion, but it was to show that the horse had been bought from a breeder. He did not recollect what was written in the pocket book or who it was that wrote it. On the pocket book being pro- duced, witness admitted the writing in the book to be his and also the signature. He never said the money would do at any time. Arrangements were made for the sale of a young mare, and both pro- ceeded to Llansaintffraid at seven o'clock. He (prosecutor) had had a glass of liquor that night. He might have slept while he was waiting at the station. They agreed to meet at Llansaint- ffraid station next morning. They met next mcrning but witness was not willing to see the mare. The prisoner insisted on coming to see the mare, and witness might have asked for .40 guineas, but it was afterwards sold for £ 40 less, ten shillings luck money. The prisoner agreed to pay the money at the railway station. No price was named for the pedigree colt. He agreed that he would give the value of the colt when he received it. The paper produced was in his own handwriting. He did not under- stand that the writing of the paper was a different agreement. He did not exactly understand what he was writing when he wrote it, but he knew now, and if he had understood then he would not have written it. He went to Wolverhampton in search of the pedigree colt on 4th Feb. alone. If he had had the pedigree colt the value would have been deducted out of the value of the "ther horses. He went to the Wrexham Hotel, Oswestry, on the 5th to settle about the horses.—P.S. Bates, Wolver- hampton, stated he knew the defendant, John Smith. Witness saw the prosecutor at Wolver- hampton on the 4th Feb. The rent of the house occupied by the prisoner would be 4s or 4s 6d a week. Witness had known the prisoner seven or eight years. He was what was called a guinea hunter."—Alfred Estyn Powell, booking clerk at Oswestry station, said he saw the prisoner on Jan. 31st. There was another man along with him, and two horses were booked from the station. One of the men said the horses were to be booked in the name of Clare," when the other man touched him on the arm, saying, Don't be a b-- fool; book them in the name of Smith." Police,Sergeant Meredith, Llanfyllin, gave evidence as to the finding of the horses. One was found in a stable belonging to the defendant's brother and another was traced and found in Dudley.-On the charge being read Smith pleaded not guilty.—The case having been summed up for the defence the magistrates after consultation decided to return the accused for trial at the Quarter Sessions, aud was ordered to find bail, him- self in C50 and two sureties of X50 each. WORTH EN. DISASTROUS FIRE.—Yesterday week about 2 p.m. a disastrous fire occured at Mr R. W. Tim mis' Brockton House. There were plenty of willing hands at the scene of the fire from Brockton and Worthen, but the flames had got such a bold on the top part of the house that all that could be done was to clear the lower rooms of the furniture. This was soon accomplished but much was damaged. The Alliance engine was at once tele- graphed for from Shrewsbury and arrived in little over an hour and speedily began to play, water being plentiful. The lower rooms and cellar were partly saved, but in less than two hours from the discovery the house was gutted and is now a ruin. Mr Timmis is fully insured for his furniture, but the structure, which is the property of Rev W C E Kynaston, of Hardwicke, is only partially insured. IICLUB ANNIVERSARY.—On Thursday week the members of the Friendly Society celebrated their anniversary. The muster for procession was but small owing to several unavoidable circumstances. Having attended service at the Parish Church where the service was conducted and sermon preached by Rev Riley Relton, they visited the Rectory grounds and afterwards returned to the clubroom where Host Mansell had provided a capital repast which was partaken of under the presidency of the Rector. The loyal toasts were given by the Chairman and duly honoured. Mr T. J. Joues gave The bishop and clergy,, coupling therewith the name of their worthy Rector (the respected chairman) to which the latter very feel- ingly replied. Other toasts followed, including that of Success to Brockton Friendly Society." This was responded to by the secretary The younger portion then adjourned to the Green to enjoy the pleasures of swing boats and dancing to the strains of Mr Bowdler's excellent band. DOLANOG. THE SCHOOL.—Rev. J. Hamer Lewis, the Diocesan inspector, examined this school in religions knowledge on April 24th, when all the children were present. The following report has been receivedThe children in the highest groups passed on the whole a good examination the lower divisions were not so satisfactory. Religious education as a whole Very fair'; discipline and tone Good.' On Friday, Rev. D. Evans, vicar, and Mr J. Thomas, churchwarden, distributed the certificates to the following chil- dren :—First class Emmie Williams, Polly Edmunds, Margaret Evans, Margaret Jones, David Harris, and John Jones second class Elizabeth Jones aLd John Evans: third class-: Elizabeth Price, Mary Gittins, Margaret Watkins, Margaret Edwards, Jane Morris, David Thomas, and John Price; 4th class: Richard Jones, Willie Thomas, and George Harris. KERRY. DEATH OF MR THOMAS BROWN.—After an ill- ness of some week, pneumonia and other causes, this widely known and has highly valued and re- pected Kerry man died rather suddenly on Satur- day last. In his business as castrator, the deceased was sought by farmars and others not only in his own and adjoining parishes, but over a district extending into Shropshire, Radnor, Cardigan, and Brecknock, and he enjoyed the confidence of all stock breeders who could secure his services. His loss will be greatly felt and regretted wherever bis qnaint manner, but ample knowledge combined with extreme caution and sterling character have made him so well known. The funeral took place on Tuesday at four o'olock.
OSWESTRY. RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL, Monday.—Mr. Edwd. Jones presided.—The Clerk (Mr. C. II. Bull) said in reply to their letter to the Cambrian Railwavs Company as to the repairing of the approaches to their bridges Mr. George Owen had written statini: that the matter would be placed before his directors. He asked for the number of bridges with the length of the approaches. He (the clerk) bad written s:ating that there were fonr bridges, an* he had put the cost at JS2 for the first year and 30s after- wards for each bridge.—These terms were ap- proved of.-The County Council of Salop wrote asking if the Board wished to retire annually by one-third or altogether at the end of three years.— On the motion of Mr. Bulkeley-Owen, seconded by Mr Lees, it was agreed to adopt the latter course. —A letter was read from the Local Government Board asking that the Council should adopt the Infectious Diseases (Notification) Act, 1839.-0n the motion of Mr. Bulkeiey-Owen, seconded by lr. Goff, it was crrrced not to adopt the Act.—The Surveyor (Mr. Forrester) reported several cases of encroachmentsy and a committee was appointed to visit the places.—Mr. Humphreys called attention to a dangerous culvert near Fernbill.The neces- sary repairs were directed to be carried out.—Mr. Lees read a letter from Messrs. Wilkinson and others in regard to a lane leading from Middietown, and asking why it should not be repaired.—The Chairman said if they took over this road they would have to take over a great many others. He thought their reply must be that it could not be done. bcHooL BOARD, TUESDAY.—Present: Mr George Owen (chairman), Rev. J. J. Poynter (vice- chairman), and Rev. T. Redfern with Messrs J. C. Bull (clerk) and R. T. Gough (school attendance officer).Mr Gough reported that on Apri! 27th the schools were closed for a fortnight in conse- quence of the epidemic of measies in the town, and it had been found necessary to have a further extension until Monday, when the schools were re-opened. The attendance however was worse than previous to the closing of the schools. The attendances on the previous day were :—Board Boys 120 out of 200, girls 82 out of 182, infants 56 out of 175; Trinity Mixed 172 out of 258, infants 79 out of 150; St. Oswald Boys 143 out of 187, girls 97 out of 156, infants 83 out of 132; Roman Catholics: 45 oat of 87; Board Schools (Tuesday morning) Boys 147, girls 98, infants 78.—Messrs E. Williams-Vaughan and Owen Owen were appointed visitors to the schools for June.—A letter was read from Mr Ferrington, clerk to the Free Library Committee, stating that the committee did not see their way to grant the app'ication of the Board for the use of books among the scholars as an experiment, but they had appointod a sub-com- mittee to consider hat special facilities could be made for providing the scholars with books. --The Vice-Chairman said he was very much disappointed that the motion was not carried at the Free T ibrarv Committee.—The Clerk presented the annual report of the Government inspector. —The Board then rose. INCORPORATION. MONDAY. Present: Messrs E Jones (chairman), J H N Walford, S Parry-Jones, Andrew Peate, E Fox Davies, G J Dumville-Lees, E Goff, J Richards, W E Frith, J Sands, W Humphreys, Rev T M Bulkeley Owen, with Mr J C Bull, clerk, and Mr C H Bull, assistant clerk. REPORT. The Clerk reported the out-door relief for first week to be C20 16s Id to 296 recipients against £ 23 19s Id to 340 recipients last year. Numbe'- in the House, first week, 147 against 150 last year. Out-door relief for the second week, £ 20 6s 3J to 298 recipients against X22 15s 8d to 347 recipients last year. Tramps relieved, 261. THE CHAPLAINCY. The Chairman said Rev J. Evan Jones was leaving Oswestry and he believed Mr Bull had his resignation. Mr Walter Williams, brother to the headmaster of the Oswestry Grammar School, had written applying for the office.-The Clerk read Mr Evan Jones's letter resigning the chaplaincy and thanking the Board for their confidence in him and kindly consideration towards him during his tenure of office.-After some remarks Mr Walford pro- posed and Mr Parry Jones seconded that they advertise for a successor.—Mr Bulkeley-Owen proposed as an amendment, and Mr Richards sedonced that they do not advertise. Four voted for the amendment which was lost. MISCELLANEOUS. Messrs J. Sands, W. E. Frith, and E. Fox-Davies were appointed a committee to visit the House dur- ing the next fortnight.—The Master reported that Mrs Bott and Mrs Evan Jones had sent books for the inmates.—Mr Peate moved that a committee be appointed to visit the county asylum and look after their pauper lunatics there. He proposed the committee consist of the chairman, Mr Walford, and Mr Parry Jones.—Mr E. Fox Davies seconded, and the motion was carried, Mr Peate's name being put in the place of that of the chairman THE DISTRIBUTION OF INDOOR PAUPERS. The Master submitted the following statement showing the parishes in the Union from which the inmates of the House had been drawn during the past six months :-Oswestry town 167, or 50 per cent. Oswestry rural 83, or 24-82 Llansilin 12, or 3"6; Llanyblodwel 7, or 2 2 Selattyn 15, or 4"4 Llwyntidman 1, or "29 Sychtyn 0 St Martin's 16, or 4 7 Whittingtou 14, or 4-2; Chirk 7, or 2 2; Westfelton 1, or '29; Ruyton 6, or 1'8; Knockin 0; and Kinnerley 5, or 1"5 total 334.— The Chairman said the statement showed that the town of Oswestry had the honour of sending nearly all the paupers into the House (laughter). T LLANGADFAN. PARISH MEETING.—This meeting was held in the National School on Friday week, in accordance with an order of the committee of the County Council.- At 7.15 p.m. Rev. H. Jones, chairman of the late Parish Council, rose and explained that he did not intend that evening to claim the right of presiding over the meeting, though the County Council had decided that he had a perfect right to do so. There had been in the course of the year a great deal of writing regarding his claim to the chair, and be, as chairman, had felt it very much. He came there that evening to deliver up into the hands of any person appointed by the meeting, all papers that had been sent to him as chairman, but upon no consideration whatever would he take the chair. He then read out the notice ordering anew election -Rev. D. C. Jones proposed Mr T. Jones, Stone- house, as chairman.—Mr R. Owen (Cann Office) seconded, and the motion was carried without dis- seut.-Air Jones then assumed the chairmanship of the meeting, and with the consent of those present, Mr 1.1. Rowlands was appointed clerk — Eighteen nomination papers were then handed in all of them being declared valid.-The following were the candidates nominated (* denotes a mem- ber of the late Parish Council) :-Conservatives: David Davies, Tynfedw; Edward Davies, Lletty- piod; Edward Edwards, Blowtybach; *James isr ?• MiiisJopeu' irs? Owen Cann Office; ^nd E. Watkins, Rhyd-'y-lH Libemls *David Davies Penybont; #David Evans' Gerddi; David Evans Foel; John Evans, Biyn Cyrch; Robert Hughes, Ffriddgowny; Da^d Jones, Llwydgoed *John Jones, Talwrn Joseph Jones, Pantrehedynog; and Rd. T. Mills, Tyntwll. -.tin opportunity was then given to question itlie candidates. Mr John Jones, Talwrn, wished to know, before the show of hands was taken, if there was a possibility of a settlement being arrived at, either by one party withdrawing altogether, or of nine, consisting of members of both parties, doing so.-Mr Robert Hughes suggested that the fairest way was to allow the late Council, he did not mean the recent abortion, but last year's Council, to be re-elected for this year. Being himself a -member of that Council he did not think that it was his place to press the matter.—Mr Evan Jones thought perhaps it would be better for the old members to retire and give the new ones a chance. They would then have fresh blood in the Council.—Mr Jones, Talwrn, strongly supported Mr Hughes's sugges- tion.—Mr James Jarvis If you are so much afraid of a contest why dOl/t you withdraw in a body.- Mr Jones was not afraid of a contest, but he thought it only fair that the Liberals should have five representatives on the Council, as the Conser- vatives had their representative (Mr R. Owen) on the District Council, and the Parish Council had very little power except through the District Council — Mr David Davies. Penvbont, thought. this was the best solution of the difficulty. He had always done his best during the past year, and in fairness to the parishioners he thought they should avoid the expense of a contest.. The old Council had been elected by the ratepayers and ought, in his opinion to remain in autho ity.-Mr Richard Owen said that after the treatment the Conservatives had received at the recent parish meeting he was surprised to hear so much talk about fairness. If there had then been anything like fairness there would have been no necessity for the meeting that evening. It was not nght for one man, or one or two men, to take upon themselves the responsibility of settling the matter for the whole parish. Let the electors have an opportunity of setting the matter for themselves. i T 1 thought they were only wasting valuable time; the Parish Meeting was not the place to try to come to an arrangement-—Mr D. Davies said they had agreed before coming to the meeting lliat if the Conservatives would accept the arra, ment, the fuur new Liberal candidates would witb- dra-Tiie Hector leplied that if they had made such an agreement they should have let the Con- servat.ivesj know before the meeting commenced. He thought there was no chance of a settlement being arrived at —The Chairman thought they were as far as ever from having the matter" settled, and proceeded to put the names to the meeting.—It was at once seen that a poll was inevitable, both sides abstaining from showing bads. Only one hand was held up throughout this part of the meeting.-A poll was demanded by Mr E. Jones, liwleh, aud supported by Mr R. Owen. Cann Oftice.-The majoriry of the electors—including all the Liberals -lefr the meeting before the ten minutes ailowod for withdrawn] of the demand for a poll thus giving Mr Jones an opportunity of withdrawing his demand and having the eight (of whom >ix iveje Conserva- tives) voted for by one elector, declared elected.— Looking upon this as savouring of shaip practice, Mr Jones decided to let the matter be fairly settled by the electors.—The poll is fixed for Saturday, June
WELSHPOOL. PETTY SESSIONS, TUESDAY. Before His Worship the Mayor (Mr W. Forrester Addie) Col W. J Twyford, Messrs D. P. Owen, Charles' E. How?; W. Rogers, D. Jones, and J. Reese. DRUNK AND EFFUSING TO QUIT.-Robert Fvanp of Welshpool, who did not appear, was summoned for this onence.-P.C. 24 said that on the 4th inst. about 2 p.m. he was called by Mr. Morris, Corner A-aults, to tlirn defendant out. He refused to go aud had to he forced out. On the Cross afterwards he made use of very foul language.—Fined 10s. DRUNK.—Thomas Gardner was charged with being drunk and disorderly on the 9th inst. m Wellington street.—P.C. Rowlands having proved the case, defendant was fined 10s. FELLOW-WORKMEN AND NEIGHBOURS FALL OUT. Some considerable time was next occupied in hearing a series of assault summonses issued by William and Ann Weaver against Moses and Mary Cadwaiadr, both parties living at the Glyn, Golfa. There were cross-summonses against the Weavers. Both the male defendants are employed on the Powis Castle estate. lr. Martin Woosnam ap- peared for the Weavers, aud Mr. T. Price Year sky tor the Cadwaladrs.—Mr. Woosnam said he ap- peared for Weaver and his wife. It appeared to him that the evidence would be the same in all the cases, and therefore he suggested that all the sum- monses should be taken together.-To this sng- gestion the Bench agreed.-Mr. Woosnam, in opening his case, observed that on the 14th in«t Cadwaiadr and his wife assaulted Mrs. Weaver and her husband. On the 15th, that was the morning after the alleged assault took place—summonses were taken out by Weaver against Moses Cadwaiadr and Ann Weaver against Mary Cadwaladr. After these summonses were perved upon the Cadwaladrs, they, or rather Mary Cadwaladr, the next morning took out summonses against William Weaver, and on Monday last he RnmvW --Fr- under the advice of his learned friend—a cross- summons was issued by Moses Cadwaladr againat William Weaver. Going into the facts of the case he said they were very simple. On the 14th inst. Weaver. who was foreman drainer for Lord Powis was performing his usual duties at Pool Quay, and when returning in the evening with his wife he met Cadwaiadr and another man. The latter, after exchanging compliments with Weaver, walked OD. Cadwaiadr walked by the side of the trap, and used language which he would not attempt to repeat, towards Weii-er. The latter went on, Cadwaladr following, and when near the house, Cadwaiadr, who lived next door, ajd who had by this time preceded them, appeared on the scene after having divested himself of his coat and vest, and wanted to fight. Weaver took no notice of him, and went to feed the horse. Mrs Cad waladr was there with a large stone in her hand, and assaulted Mrs Weaver, who suffered very much from chronic asthma, very grossly. Weaver natnrally went to the assistance of his wife, and he was struck down by Cadwaiadr. When on the ground the latter irot upon him whilst Mrs Cadwaiadr struck him on fhe nose with the stone. There seemed to be no provocation in the slightest degree for this unpro- voked assault What he asked for was that the Weavers shou.d have peace and quietude to attend to their duties, which Weaver had followed on Lord 1 owis s estate xor 33 years, and during that time not a word had been said against Weaver, and it was true that he had never had occasion to appear in the courts, and that said somethin -),Ar IL earsley, for the defence, said the Bench were aware that in this case cross-summonses had been issued against the Weavers, and although his learned friend showed that the Cadwaladrs were the aggressors, he thought he would be able to show that the Weavers were the transgressors. Cadwaladr was not drunk but sober on this occa- sion. After his day's work he proceeded home. He was overtaken by the Weavers, who were driving. By way of a joke, he asked Weaver how much be would take for the horse and trap would £ 30 buy the lot He (Mr Yearsley) thought Weaver might have taken it at all events in the spirit in wbicli it. was intended. Proceeding up the road together, hot words ensued between them, and he did not think one was worse than the other. When they got to the fiat, Weaver drove on and proceeded "i-rivi6 aDd bj the time Cadwaiadr -lined, Weaver was still there. It showed, to W Ieast' that the infcention to wait there r, W:-a;er was the instigator of the row, and adwa.adr and, if he wished, Weaver could have gone on before. Mr Rogers: But Weaver said "oss-e^ammation that the reason for that ymp the fact that he had a heavy load. Mr. YearsW proceeding said that having reached the gate 1^ S Veeav °US,e8',CadWaladr Procse<Jed down the ffde'ofLm t'l vg-hiS k°rse and trap by the waladr tlUg hitn a11 the while- Cad- securin°- hi- w"'6 °W ^onse, whilst Weaver, after Cadwaiadr to fi~ht Th^t' Cam8 ch,allenged no/i 1 j Ihe two women then met, Mrs Cadwaiadr persuading Mrs. Weaver to go into utonthr ^StrUck MrS" Cadwaiadr, where- rn. i l""r s husband came to her assistance, hen there was a scere, and doubtless Weaver got on I ordSVM -1- Cadwa5a^ had been emplo^d on Lord I owis s estate for over twenty years and bppn^np^i k6611 court before. The parties had ^•r^b°arS f°r two years.—Evidence for and thp Ro 1C parties having been heard, 1 retired and on their return into court e t ecieion wa,s given. Moses Cadwaiadr was fined -El, and he and his wife were bound over to keep the peace with the Weavers. The case against the latter was dismissed, but they also were bound oTer to keep the peace, each in the sum of ElO; each party to pay their own costs.—The Mayor did not adjudicaie in this case. OBSTRUCTING THE POLICE IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTY.- Thomas Ellis, landlord of the Talbot I ua, Welshpool, was summoned for obstructing the police in the performance of their duty on the 4th inst.—Mr T. Pryce Yearsley appeared for the defendant.-P.C. Roberts was ordered out of Court while P.C. Rowlands gave evidence.—P.C. Rowlands deposed that on the day in question he visited the Talbot Inn, accompanied by P.C. Roberts. When he arrived in the doorway the defendant was standing in the passage, And asked" what -do you want here you b- Ellis also took hold of him by the left hand, and made use of very bad language. He afterwards looked round the place, and had no objection to make with what he saw there.-P.C. Roberts was called and -1"> .h. evidence.—Mr Yearslev asked the witness to produce his note-book, whereupon had a rieht^o°mnP' muvch questioned whether he .il i, make such a request.—Mr Yearsley larityoffhrev dL^Tthrt^fh.116 *1™' ever, having stated his reason, he would not press tion r Yearsley said there was no inten- th 0f rr?L t^e officers in the performance of their duty-The Bench fined the defendant 10s or seven days' hard labour. MISCELLANEOUS.—Eliza Evans, of Rock Terrace charged Mary Annie Evans with not keepiDe- a do? under proper control.—Fined 2s 6d including cost? -Itr T. A. Basnett, school attendance officer, charged several persons with neglecting to send their children to school, and orders were made for attendance or fines inflicted. BERRLEW. ST JOHN AMBULANCE Assoc]ATION.-On Satur- day, an examination of the members nf > class was held at the Refel Schoolroom Ti has been conducted by Dr T. W \v~t class presented themselves for examination^1"8 and. 10 being Dr Thomas, oi Welshpool VrJ w exaimner Owen (honorary secretary) and "viBO nmptreyB" Rhiewport) were also present, during tu "e11 (of tion. the examiua- LLANGYNIEW PARISH MEETING.—At a Dari t! the National Schoolroom on Tfe ™eetlnR held in- some discussion a resolution w.J W?ek> after ing the need of liavino- n n adopted expreas- neighbourhood. A coov' of JailwaJ through this warded to the Countv fV, -,e resolation was for- co-operate with them asking that body to the provisions of the I in9nence to tare out. S t Railways Bill carried