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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 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 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'. ^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.