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ABERYSTWYTH. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—MONDAY. Mr W A Miller presided and there were present Rev T A Penry, Messrs G Fossett Roberts, J J James, T E Salmon, R Edwards, Edwin Morris, E Jones, Lewis Richards, W Morris, J B Morgan, R James, James Jones, E J Evans, Daniel Morris, John Jones, C Davies, J E James, T James, R Thomas, with Mr Hugh Hughes, clerk, and Mr D Davies, assistant clerk. OUT RELIEF. During the past two weeks Mr Joseph Morgan has distributed £50 13s in out relief to 155 paupers; Mr Vaughan £45 12s 7d to 155 paupers and Mr J J Hughes £40 4s to 145 paupers. ACKNOWLEDGMENT. A letter was read from :.1r LfJwis Lewis, ju*j, acknowledging the vote of confidence passed with his father by the governors on the occasion of his illness. THE HOUSE. The Rev T A Penry as chairman of the House Committee reported that the only man in the house able to give the master any assistance was abcut to take bis discharge. There would be no one to look after the tramps and do the baking. — Mr Salmon proposed that a small ccmmittee should be appointed. The question was a serious one and had to be faced. He wished Mr R J Evans would not take so much interest in the war news and give a little attention to this matter. The Chairman I see he has one eye on the paper and one on you.—Mr James seconded. — Mr W Morris said that the master had power to engage a man. —The Master Only for one day a week. — The Rev T A Penry pointed out that the House Com mittee had reported and their recommendation was entirely ignored by the board. Now re thought that the board should take the matter up. It was agreed that the master shorld procure help for the next two weeks and in the meautime the Committee would consider the matter. NO WONDER HE WAS SICK. At a previous meeting of the Board an old man in failing health applied through one of the reliev- ing officers for out relief. It was stated that quits recently, last September, he had had £36 left him and before deciding upon the application the Board required to know what had become of this money. Mr Joseph Morgan now presented particulars and the reading of the following items caused much laughter Twelve bottles medicine at 2s 6d, 3 ac 3s 6d, 9 at Is 2d, 6 bottles Francis' balsam at Is Id, 9 bottles Davies' pectoral linseed at Is Id, 3 bottles Gwilym Evans' quinine bitters at 43 6d, 2 at 2s 9d, and 2 at Is 3d bottle castor oil Is, 3 boxes George's pills at 10jd, 15 boxes same at Id, and 60 pots Leibig at Is 2d.—The Rev T A Penry said that it was evident that the mau had been jll a long time and it was a matter for pity rather than for langhter. — Mr T E Salmon It would have been better if the doctor had recommended brandy instead of that medicine (laughter.) No doubt the medicine had killed that man (more laughter.—The Chairman But he's not dead! (re- newed laughter.) The Board granted relief. VALUATION OF THE RAILWAYS. The Board accepted the offer of an English firm to value the Cambrian and Manchester and Mil- ford Railways Stations, yards, &c, at the rate cf 30s per cent on the ultimate rateable value. There was no other business. BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS.— WEDNESDAV. Before Messrs John Morgan and Thos Griffiths. DRUNKENNESS. — Mary Thomas and Anne Jenkins, two sisters, of Cambrian street, were charged with having been drunk in the borough on Saturday.—The defendants had been bound over to be of good behaviour, one on Saturday and the other on Monday, and in a few hours after having been hefore the Beuch, both women were found in a drurken state,Mary Thomas was fined os and costs, Anue Jenkins was also fined 5s and costs. SCHOOL CASK.— David Lloyd, attendance officer, charged Rd Evans, Skinner street, with neglecting to send his child to school. The boy was 112 years old and in Standard IV at the Board Schools. The case bad been adjourned four times, and there was an improved attendance.—The Chairman said that the boy had only just escaped being sen: to the Clio, but the father would be fined 5s. DEFECTIVE TROUGHINGS.— David Phillips, Terrace road, was summoned by Rees Jones, borough surveyor, with neglecting to keep the trough and down pipe of his premise's in good repair.—The work was now done.—The Chairman You will be fined Is.—Mr Phillips Oh thank you sir (laughter). NON-MAINTENANCE.—David Lewis, Caemain, Llan- ddewi, Aberystwyth, blacksmith, was charged by Mr Vaughan, relieving officer, with neglecting to maintain his mother, who was chargeable to the Union.— Defendant appeared and said he had nine children and could not affort to pay.—The Bench made an order for payment of Is 6d per week.
ABERDOYEY. DEBATING SOCIETY.—At the last meeting of the Calvinistic Methodist Literary Meeting, Mr W Jones Hughes presiding, a debate took place on whether the conquest of Wales by the Saxon bad been an advantage or a disadvantage to Wales. Mr T Bowen endeavoured to show that it had been great advantage, and Miss Pugh, Board School, pointed to some disadvantages which had resulted from the union of the two countries. A majority favoured the view that the union had proved a beneficial one. CRICKET—The local cricket club is at present spending about £30 to make a proper pitch on the land between the railway station and the main road leading from Aberdovey to Towyn. As a large number of cricketers visit Aberduvey during the season, this decision is a wise one. NEW HOUSES.—Mr A Williams, contractor, has erected two very fine houses on the front at Aber- dovey. One i being occupied by Dr Bonner. The other (Minydon) is neariug completion. The houses are exceedingly well built and cost about £3,000. Captain John Williams contemplates building a new house. THE INDEPENDENTS.—Mr J P Lewis presided over the deliberations of this society on Monday evening, when Mr John Lumley, sen, gave an address on The life of the late Hugh Owen, Bron- clydwr," a prominent figure in the history of Con- gregationalism in the Northern part of the Princi- pality. A debate then ensued on the influence of novels. Mr Williams. R.O., spoke to the effect that novels had had an elevating effect on the minds of the people. Captain T Walters spoke against this view. Mr W D Evans, hairdresser, supported the former, and Mr Philip Evans and Alderman J Hughes Jones the latter. On putting the question to a vote the latter view was carried by a majority. THE RECHABITES. — On Friday evening the Rechabite Tent held tn-: ir annual dinner at the Board School. During the year new members were enrolled, the membership now numbering 62. The juvenile tent shows an increase of 18 mem'bers, the members now being 39. The Ilechabite Male Voice Party gave a part song, after which Mr \V D Evar.s proposed the toast of the" Guests," to which Mr W J Ives, Mr John Lutnley, and Mr W Jones, C.C., responded. Mr Hugh Lewis contri- buted a song. Mr Ffestin Williams sung the solo of the National Anthem all present joining in the chorus. FOR THE FRONT.—Monday was a memorable day at Aberdovey as the towns people gave II. send off to Trooper Potter, fruiterer, of this town, who was leaving to (rejoin the Montgomery Yeomanry at Welshpool preparatory to leaving for the front. A desire was expressed in the town to give him a good send-off, and accordingly Mr Van Hove and Mr J Morris, grocer, went round the town to canvass for subscription. Nearly five pounds was collected and presented to him. Hundreds congregated to the station on Monday evening where the trooper had been dragged in a dog-cart lent <for occasion by Mr J M Howell, Craigydon. Here intense enthusiasm was manifested, and the scene was a touching one. Mr Howell presented Trooper Potter with the pnrse and money and wished him every success and a safe return. Capt John Bell also delivered a stirring speech. lie did not look gloomily at the reverses our army was at present experiencing. The nation had set its mind upon a victory they would undoubtedly have (applause).— As the train left, fog signals were fired. There was also a display of bunting in the town.
MACHYNLLETH. ON Friday, the 26th ultimo, the Rev James Gillart, M.A., Vicar of Gentlesbaw, attended a field parade at Lichfield of the Queen's Own Royal Staffordshire Yeomanry, of which regiment he is Chaplain. The parade was held for the inspection by the Commanding Officer (Col J Heath, M.P.) of the Staffordshire contingent of the Imperial Yeomanry, prior to their embarking for active service under the command of Captain Bromley- Davenport, M.P. After the official inspection the Rev James Gillart, addressing the men, said As your chaplain, I should like to say a word before you proceed to the Cathedral to take part in the farewell' service, which has been arranged before you embark for South Africa. You are going out to do your duty to your country and your God. To you and others is entrusted the care of England's Queen and England's throne. You will all re- member that the path of duty is the path to glory'; it is a noble and glorious call to go forth to defend your fellow-countrymen in South Africa. I know, brave officers and men of the Q.O.R. Yeomanry, that Staffordshire is and will be proud of you, and that you go forth determined to uphold the honour and name of our beloved Queen and country. Go forth also in God's might, and may the God of battles and the God of peace be with you to bless and protect you; may you return safely tovoar homes, with the honour and glory of victory resting upon you, bringing with you the joyous tidings of a long, lasting, righteous, and an honourable peace. I now ask you to accept from me, as your Chaplain, a prayer and hymn-book to take out with you." The Chaplain then presented to each one of the company, numbering 121, a com- bined prayer and hvmn-book, beautifully bound in khaki, with gold lettering on the cover, South African Field Force, 1899-1900, Q.O.R.Y. and in. side was written, Unto God's gracious mercy and protection I commit you. JAMES GILLART, Chaplain, Q.O.R. (Staffs.) Y. 26th January, 1900.The company then paraded for service at the Cathedral, and the Mayor, Sheriff, and the Corporation, attend- ed in civic State. The Lord Bishop of the Diocese attended the service and delivered a very impress- ive address. The Rev James Gillart is an elder brother of Mr Richard Gillart, J.P., the respected agent to the Marchioness (D) rf Londonderry.
LLANGURIG. PARISH CHURCH.—Owing to the continued indis- position of the Vicar, the services were again con- ducted last Sunday in the Church House. The service (morning and evening) was undertaken by Mr Churchwarden Pryse. At the close of the evening service Mr John Davies, Manager London and Provincial Bank, Llanidloes, delivered an interesting and instructive address on the life of the Royal Psalmist. The attendance at each service was remarkable, and especially in the evening when the Church House was crowded with an attentive congregation. RKNT AUDIT.— The half-yearly rent audit of the Clochfaen estate took place at the Black Lion hotel, on Wednesday, the 31Ft ult. In the evening the tenants, who numbered over 40, sat down to a sub- stantial dinner prepared by Mr Anwyl. Mr For- rester Addie, estate agent, presided, the vice- presidency being ably filled by Mr Samuel Jones, Tanllwyn. In proposing the toast of "The Queen," Mr Addie referred to the deep sorrow which the present conflict in South Africa occasioned Her Msjesty, and of her solicitude for her brave and gallant soldiers in that part of her dominions. He hoped the war might soon be brought to a close, The toast was received with the utmost enthusiasm, the company heartily joining in the National Anthem. Mr Samuel Jones suitably proposed the toast of The Prince and Princess of Wales." In introducing the toast of The Bishop and Clergy," the president referred to the absence of the Vicar and Mr Rowbotham, both of whom were unable to attend owing to illness. He hoped to hear very shortly of their convalesence.—The next toast was that of The Army and Navy," which was submitted by Mr Addie. He referred in eulogistic terms to the County Yeomanry who had volunteered to go to the front in defence of their QueeCl and Country. He was proud that Llangurig had added one to their number in the person of Mr J R Pryse, Pant- drain (cheers), who would shortly be leaving for the theatre of wa. He heartily wished him good luck, and hoped to have the pleasure of greeting him on his return home. He had great pleasure in coupling this toast with the name of Mr J R Pryse (cheers).—Mr Pryse, in rising to respond, was greeted with cheers. He was very pleased to have this opportunity of responding to the toast which they had so enthusiastically received, and he desired to thank all present for the kind manner they had received the allusions to himself as a volunteer. He thanked Mr Addie for his kind words and good wishes, and he hoped it might be his good fortune after the war was over to meet his Llangurig friends at a similar gathering (cheers). The recent news from the seat of war was un- happily not encouraging. But the reverses and checks which our arms had sustained would not discourage any of those who were going to the front (cheers). They might rest assured that whatever the duties of the imperial Yeomany might be the officers and men would not flinch from theirs (cheers) but would, as long as their lives were spared, up- hold the honour and fight, for the integrity of their country (cheers). He again thanked them one and all for their good wishes (loud cheers).—Mr Addie next proposed the health of Mrs Lloyd-Verney," and spoke of the personal interest she took in the welfare of all her tenants.— Mr Pugh, Tanvberth, on behalf of the tenants, suitably responded.—The neXG toast, introduced by Mr Addie, was Our Hostess," the president, referring in high terms to the excellent provision made that evening by Mrs Anwyl and her daughter, Miss Anwyl.—Before separating, Mr Edwards proposed the health of Mr Addie," which that gentleman duly acknow- ledged, and thus brought an enjoyable gathering to a ciose.
NEWTOWN. YEOMANRY CONCERT.—On Monday evening the members of the Imperial Yeomanry held a smoking concert at the Public Hall and a very enjoyable time was spent by the men and their friends. CHURCH PARADE.—On Sunday morning a large number of the local Imperial Yeomanry attended the Parish Church for Divine Service. Parading at 10-30 at the Armoury they formed fours and proceeded in remarkably good order down Broad- street, presenting a very smart appearance, being ail dressed in khaki. The return march was equally ivell executed, and the men were discharged by the Post Office. Captain Yerney was in com- mand. TREORKY CHOIR. On Wednesday evening the Newtown people had a rare musical treat when the Treorky male voice choir to the number of about 30 gave a grand concert at the Public Hall to a large and appreciative audience. The singing was throughout of a very high order, the soloists on each occasion being clamourously recalled. The part songs and choruses evinced a volume, com- mand of voice, and perfect and almost automatical understanding between conductor and choir, and a marvellous inflexion of vocal powers rarely met with. The audience was delighted with the pro- gramme throughout. R. W. W. RECREATION SOCIETY. On Friday evening of last week the annual meeting of the above was held at the society's rooms, Kerry-road, Colonel Pryce-Jones, M.P., presiding over a good attendance. The financial and sectional reports had been read by the hon. secretary, Mr J M Jones, which were considered very satisfactory on the whole. The c; icket section had not done so well as last year, but the football section had done better. The library section was well patronised, whilst the Entertainment Committee bad handed over the sum of £ 32 to the local War Fund. It was decided that the new committee be recom- mended to specially consider the sectional reports. After Mr R D Jones and Mr Wm Roberts were re- elected auditors, Nir Meredith, hon. secretary, submitted a suggestion from the committee fur consideration. He said that the Committee thought that a kind of death club or insurance might be arranged in connection with the Society which would make it a real and practical benefit to the members in times of need. For instance a member paying 3d a month his or her relatives might receive S3 at death and so on according to the subscription. He considered that sums now expended on departments not so universally patronised might be utilised towards this laudable object. A lecturer could be engaged to give them full particulars iu regard to life insurance etc The suggestion of Mr Meredith found favour with the members present, and it was unanimously decided that the new Council be asked to take the matter into special and early consideration. Votes of thanks to the patron, Sir Pryce Pry ce-Jones, the president, Colonel Pryce-Jones, and vice-presidents Messrs W E and A W Pryce-Jones were unani- mously accorded. A very hearty vote of thanks was accorded to the officials of the Society, Mi- Meredith, hon treasurer; Mr J M Jones, hon see; and Mr Cleeton, assistant hon sec, through the harmonious work and energetic efforts of whom the success of the Society has been mainly due. The proceedings then terminated. A FATAL ACCIDENT.—On Monday morning an inquest was held at the Montgomeryshire Infirmary, before Mr R Williams, Coroner, and a jury, of whom Mr W Cooke was foreman, into the circum- stance of the death of Anne Pugh, an old woman from Mochdre, who died as the result of injuries received by being knocked down and run over by a trap on Saturday.—Sarah Owen, Refel, Mochdre, deposed that deceased was her sister, and they lived together. She went to Newtown on Saturday morning. She was not deaf, but nearly blind with the right eye.—Mrs Hugh Lewis, of Glauhafren, said she was driving a dog-cart from Newtown on Saturday, about 12-30. Mrs Watkins sat beside her and the coachman sat behind. Near the top of Park-street there were a coal cart and donkey cart, both on the right side of the road. The donkey cart led by deceased was going in the same direction as herself. She saw there was sufficient room to pass on the left but not on the right, and therefore kept to the left. Mrs Pugh then started to pull to the left and witness called on her to move or get out of the way. She paid no attention and drew the donkey more into the road. It was impossible to pull up in time to prevent an accident. In a moment the old woman was knocked down and the right wheel passed over her. She pulled up as soon as possible and went into the house to which Mrs Pugh was carried. She then went for Dr Palmer. The mare was a quiet one and difficult to hold when excited.—Dr I Palmer described the condition in which he found Mrs Pugh. She was unconscious and died in about 20 minutes without regaining consciousness. He had since examined the body and found four- ribs on the right and two on the left fractured, and tho breast bone was pressed forward. It appeared that the ribs had penetrated the lungs. The im-adiate cause of death was shock and the difficulty to breathe caused by the injuries to the chest wall by the fractured ribs.—Mrs Watkins said that Mrs Pugh was quite an arm's length from the donkey. If she stood still or close to the donkey the accident might not have happened.—John Davies, coachman, said he heard Mrs Lewis shout- ing, and he turned round just as the dog-cart passed over Mrs Pugh.—Robert Jones, Mumford's court, said he was bringing a loaded coal-cart from the station yard. He saw Mrs Lewis drivicg up Park street. Just as Mrs Itewis got up to Mrs Pugh and the donkey-cart. Mrs Pugh was on the right, and began to draw to the proper side, the step of the dog-cart knocked her down, the right wheal passing over her.—After considering the evidence the jury returned a verdict of. Accidental Death. The funeral of the deceased took place on Wednesday. INTERMEDIATE GOVERNORS. A Meeting of the County School Governors was beld on Thursday, The Chairman, Mr Hugh Lewis, presiding. There were also present, Mrs T Mark Taylor, (vice-chair), Mrs|Williams, Mrs P Wilson Jones, The Revs T E Williams, and Elias Jones, Messrs W F Cooke, R S Lloyd, W Scott-Owen, D hamer, John Humphreys, with the Assistant Clerk, Mr C E Churchill. SCHOLARSHIP'S COMMITTEE. The above committee reported that they had met and awarded the two vacant scholarships on the boys side to Maldwyn Morgan, aid Bertie Morris, the two boys next oil the list of marks at the recent scholarship examination. With regard to the Chief Inspector's note on the excess in the number of Eoholarships in the Girl's School they recommended that, as great care was taken by the committee in the calculation of the number of available scholar- ships, the clerk be instructed to write to the Chief Inspector with a view of ascertaining what bad led him to the conclusion that the number awarded was in excess of that provided-for by the schema. -Ti,e report was adopted on the motion of Mr D Lloyd, and seconded by Mrs Taylor. VENTILATION. The Building Committee recommended that the attention of the architect be drawn to the lack of ventilation in the classrooips.-The suggestion was approved of. FINANCIAL. Bills amounting to X45 lls lid were, on the re- commendation of the Finance Committee, passed for payment. TENDERS FOR STATIONERY. Two tenders for the supply of books and stationery for the year 1900 were received-one from Messrs Park and Sons and the other Messrs Phillips.-Ilr Cooke said he was not at all satisfied with the manner in which the Governors distributed their contracts for stationery. He did not think all the tradesmen in the town had an equal chance of competing, and he would much prefer to see the old School Board system which gave the work in turn to three firms, adopted by them.—Mr Lloyd said each of three tradesmen had been asked to give estimates, and he saw no reason for inter- fering with the present system. He moved that the lowest tender, that of Messrs Park and Sons, be accepted.—The Rev Elias Jones seconded, and it was agreed to. THE CARETAKER'S HOUSE. The Sale of Work Committee reoommended that the erection of the caretaker's house be proceeded with as soon as sufficient funds were available for the purpose. They advised that the construction of a hall be deferred for the present, and that the Rev T E Williams and Mr Lloyd be appointed a committee to interview the persons whose sub- scriptions had r.ot been paid, with a view to fuducing them to maintain their payments.—The report was adopted, on the motion of the Chair- man, seconded by the Rev T E Williams. THE LATE SIR HENRY TATE. Mrs Agnes E Robinson, Aberhafesp Hall, wrote thanking the Governors for the vote of condolence they had passed with her in the death of her father, the late Sir Henry Tate. It was a great privilege to have had such a father. She would be very pleased to subscribe or to do anything in her power to help the Newtown County School if the Gover- nors would inform her in what direction help was most needed.—Mr W H Tate, Exchange Buildings, Liverpool, also wrote expressing his appreciation of the Governors' sympathy. APPLICATIONS FOR BURSARIES. Applications for bursaries weie received from Mrs E Ford, Unicorn Hotel, Caersws; Mr T Morris, Penybryn, Mochdre, and from Mr W Davies, Brook Cottage, Kerry.—The Clerk was directed to write informing the applicants that thpre was not at pre- sent sufficient money in hand to justify the Gover- nors in granting any more bursaries. WELCOME. The Chairman, on behalf of the Governors, ex- tended a hearty welcome to Mr G H Ellison and Mr John Humphreys, the newly-elected representa- tives of the Urban District Council in place of Mr Richard Williams and Mr John Hughes. He felt confident that the new members would take a warm interest in the work of the school. HEADMASTER'S ANNUAL REPORT. The Headmaster, Mr A S Tetly, presented his report on the work of the school during 1899. The year, he said, had been marked by less incident and change than the preceding one. Then they had only just entered into the Dew school buildings; now they had quite settled down in them and were carrying on the work with that comfort and regularity so needful to ensure success. On the 9th of March Mr Owen Owen, Chief Inspector of the Central Welsh Board, paid his yearly visit to the school. In July the oral examination of the lower forms and the general oral examination in French was undertaken by Mr E II Henley, M.A., and Miss L E Walter, B.So., conducted au examination in practical chemistry. The examination of the Central Welsh Board in all subjects on the curriculum took place by means of written papers. The only examination for scholarships was conducted by the headmaster of the Llanidloes County School. Mr Horsfall Turner. The remarks of the Chief Inspector on the dis- cipline and organisation of the school were eminently satisfactory, and his expression of appre- ciation of the methods of teaching adopted by the staff was very Encouraging. His concluding sentence, On every hand there was hard work and enthusiasm," was noteworthy. Every boy in tho school was now required to spend at least four hours a week in the laboratory or the workshop, and t his rule was productive of excellent results. Turning to the subject of languages, Mr Tetley ex. pressed a conviction that for all, except a small number of boys, Latin must be erased from the time table of the school. There was no room for it. A modern language would supply most of the men- tal training that was the chief value of Latin, and would, at the same time, serve a more practical purpose. All the lessons in French were now based upon the conversational method which pro- duced very effective results. In the course of time he hoped to introduce German in the same man- ner. For young boys German was far easier than French and was also, he thought, as useful if not more so. Mathematios, scienoe, and modern lan- guages must be the chief subjects for other teach- ing. All the boys took shorthand and nearly all book-keeping, but, as far as his experience went, these subjects were of little educational value. Shorthand, be would almost say, had none,and a boy could much more readily gain facility in the writing of it after leaving school. The school games had been carried on vigorously during the year, greatly to the benefit of the boys. The numbers in the school had been:-Spriug term, 53; summer, 53; Winter, 55. Of these, an average proportion of two-fifths came from rural parishes of the school district. During the year there had been a change in the staff, Mr Ware, who had been first assistant master since May 1896, had rpsigned in July to to take up a post at Cardiff. His place had been filled by Mr N Davies, B. Sc. In conclusion, on behalf of the staff, whom he thanked fo.r their loyal co-opertation, he wished to express his indebted- ness to the Governors for the sympathy and sup- port, they had extended to him in his work. -The Chairman said he thaught the report very satisfactory.—The Rev T E Williams proposed that the report be printed, and copies sent to the Charity Commissioners, the County Governing Body and the Central Welsh Board.—Mrs Taylor in seconding, said she thought that, as girls in these days so often entered commercial life, book-keeping would be a desirable addition to the curriculum on the girl's side of the school.—Mr Scott Owen could not quite see the necessity of having the report printed. In his opinion, it would suffice to send those interested copies of the local papers in which it would donbtless be published.—After further discussion the motion was put to the meeting aud carried. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL.—THURSDAY. Present: Mr A S Cooke, (Chairman,) presiding, Mr Edward Jones, (New Road, Tice-Chairman), Messrs John Humphreys, G H Ellison, Richard Brown, Wm Stokes, Samuel Powell, Evan Ashton, W"i Pry* John Richard Lewis, and Edward Jones, (Severn Place,) with the assistant clerk, Mr C E Churchill, and the surveyor Mr R W Davies. THE REPAIR OF THE STREETS. The Streets Committee reported that they had carefully examined the question of tha repair of the streets and the refusal of the County Council to contribute towards the same. They were taking steps in the matter and hoped shortly to present a report to the Council. RAILWAY COMMUNICATION. The Vice-Chairman again raised the question of the unsatisfactory railway communication between Newtown and the neighbouring towns. He thought it was a very serious matter that people who left Newtown at 7 a.m. should have to wait an hour or an hour aad a half before they could get on to Shrewsbury. Formerly it was possible to start from Shrewsbury by the 8-17 a.m. train and reach Newtown by 10 o'clock; now they bad to leave Shrewsbury at 6 a.m. He proposed that a com- mittee be appointed by the Council to call a public meeting a> debate upon the subject with a view to inducing the companies to establish a more satis- factory system.—Mr John Green seconded, and it was unanimously carried, the following bo ap- pointed as the committee:—The Chairman, Vice- Chairman, and Messrs J Humphreys, W Stokes, and G H Ellison. MUNICIPAL OFFICERS: PROPOSED SUPERANNUATION. A circular letter was read from the hon sec of the Municipal Officers Association, enclosing copy of a draft bill to be presented in Parliament with the object of establishing a scheme of superann na- tion for Officers in the employ of local authorities. The Council were asked to join in the petition.—A committee, consisting of Messrs S Powell, G H Ellison, and R Lewis, was appointed to consider the matter. THE NIGHT MAILS. The Postmaster of Newtown wrote that the Council's request for an extension of the time for posting at night had been forwarded to the proper quarters where it would be fully considered. COUNTY RATE. A copy of the proposed basis or standard of county rate, to be submitted to the County Council, was forwarded by Mr G D Harrison. Any objec- tions the Council might entertain were to be sent to him before the 11th of February.—Laid on the table. REPORTS. Payments of bills and wages to the amount of X721 Is 9d were passed on the recommendation of the Finance Corn m ittee.-Tije Treasurer reported that he had received zE503 lls lOd on account of general district rate, and had now a balance in hand of zE82 9s.—The collector, Mr G Trow, had banked during January on the general district rate zC341 15s lOd, district fund X8 8s and water accoant £153 8s. The totals up to date were: General district rate, C2,204 4s; district fund X159 13s; and water account £ 362 17s 8d. INFLUENZA AND MUMPS. The Medical Officer of Health, Dr Palmer, re- ported there had been a good deal of influenza and mumps during the past month and some of the elementary schools had been closed in consequence. He was glad to say that there had been no cases of notifiable infections disease. He had no detailed report to present on the health of the town during the past year as he bad been unable to draw one up owing to pressure of professional work. He must really urge UDon the Council to consider and act upon his last annnal report which, as far as ho could learn, had been laid on the table. LOSS ON THE ALLOTMENTS. In view of the fact that during the past ten years the annual loss on the allotments was £ 1 4s Od, the Council decided to raise the rents 5 per cent, which represents an increase of 6d or 7d on the annual average rentals. THE STATE OF NEW ROAD. The Surveyor said the New road was in a verv bad condition and likely to remain so unless a good coat of metalling were laid down.—The Vice- chairman said the disgraceful state in which the New road undoubtedly was could be attributed mainly to the overflow of water from the coal yards, from Brynaire lane, and from the timber yards connected with the station. Of course, the reason why the road had not been repaired was because they bad been unable to get an answer from the County Council to their ap- plication for a grant on the ground that it was a main road.—Mr Ashtnn characterised tho road as a disgrace to the community.—Mr Hum- phreys moved that the Surveyor be instructed to take the necessary steps to put the road in a satis- factory state.—Mr Pryce seconded.—Mr Green said the upper part of the New Road was in a fairly good state of repair.—Mr Edward Jones (Severn Place) remarked that there appeared to be some misunderstanding between their Council and the County Council in regard to the road. The late County Surveyor did not include it in the list of roads that were main. This was a most extraordinary thing, and he would most strongly advise the Council not to go to the expense of re- pair until it was definitely settled as to whether it was a main road or not. There was no doubt the road was worn out and, if it was to be made a good job of, would have to be re-mettaled with Penstrowed or some other kiud of stone. As an amendment he proposed that the question of repair be deferred until their exact position with the County Council had been ascertained.—Mr Ellison seconded.—After further discussion the amendment was carried. THE CEMETERY. During the month the nnnfber of funerals was one. Since the 31st March there had been 24, and since the opening of the cemetery 502. The fees during the month had amounted to X4 7s, and since the 31st of March to C51 7s. THE SHEEP PENS WILL THE COUNCIL TAKE THEM OVER? Pursuant to notice, Mr R Lewis moved the fol- lowing resolution That it is just and expedient that the Council take over the sheep pens and con- stitute the proceeds the property of the Council." Continuing, Mr Lewis said it was a most important matter, and he had heard that a profit of S100 per annum might be made if his motion were adopted. He asked for a small committee to investigate the question and see how far the Market Clauses Act would affect it.-Mr Ellison, in seconding the ap- pointment of a committee, said he felt keenly interested in the scheme.-The following members were then nominated :-The Chairman, Messrs E Jones (Severn Place), S Powell, G H Ellison, R Bowen, and R Lewis. THE PROVISION OF A WEIGHBRIDGE. Mr Lewis, in proposing that the Council provide a weighbridge for the benefit of the markets in the town, said that at present there was no means in Newtown of weighing live animals. Even Llanfair had a weighbridge and he was sure Newtown would not willingly own the superiority of Llanfair in any respect. The bridge should be erected near the railway station, and would, no doubt, pay its way if it did not, then it would, like many other things, have to be supplemented from the rates. The present system which obtained in Newtown of selling animals was a very fine thing for the buyer but a serious matter for the seller.—Mr Ellison seconded the proposition.— Ultimately the same committee as in the former motion were deputed to consider the question. THE PARISH DOCUMENTS. Yet another matter did Mr Lewis bring up for discussion. This time it was That application be made tc the custodians of the Parish Documents for Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn to transfer the same to the Council." Mr Lewis, enlarging upon his proposition, said if they adopted it they would only be following the precedent of Llanerfyl Parish Council which had made application to the County Council and obtained their desire. He supposed to be in accoid with the rules of red tape," they must go about the matter in the same way as Llanerfyl. The Vice-Chairman seconded. Mr Ellison said he would like to feel sure that the documents really belonged to the Council, before they made any such application.— Mr Lewis was convinced that the Council had a right to apply for them.—The Chairman Appoint a committee to discuss the question.—Mr Lewis did not see the necessity for a committee. The County Council having established a precedent in the case of Llanerfyl would be bound to grant them the same privilege.-Fitially the motion was carried and the Clerk was directed to make the needful applica- tions. A QUESTION OF RATE. The Vice-chairman said that some time ago the rateable value of the Cambrian Railways was greatly enhanced, but in the opinion of the Finance Committee it had been apportioned in a very un- fair manner to Newtown, and he moved that they as a Council, enter a protest with the Assessment Committee of the Caersws Union objecting to the way in which the rateable value of the Cambrian Railway Co had been divided. It made a very serious difference to the Newtown rates.-I,lr Lewis seconded.—Mr Ellison considered that the Assess- ment Committee at Caersws had acted with scant courtesy to the Council. They should have heard both sides before they took the responsibility of revising the order of things in such an arbitrary manner.—Mr Humphreys agreed with Mr Ellison. -The proposition was then put and unanimously agreed to.
OSWESTRY. HOLY TRINITY CHURCH. At this church on Sunday evening a selection from Mendelssohn's St Paul was given by the choir under the leadership of the Vicar the Rev T Redfern. The soloists were Messrs C E Maltby ani Dew. CRICKET CLUB ANNUAL MEETING. On Wednesday evening the annual meeting of the cricket club was held at the Wynnstay hotel. There were present, Dr Cartwright (presiding), Messrs G Inglis, W H Gough, R T Gough, W G Gough, G Whitfield, E M Gardner, A Minshall, J Whitridge, E R Jones, R Kay, W H Norn's, B Gotfgh, Broadwood. W H Ellis. A W Sabine, W T Skene, Rev W D Williams, with Mr F C Camp- bell (hon sec), and W K Minshall (hon treasurer). —The Treasurer submitted the annual balance sheet and said that the subscriptions amounted to £ 76 8s 6d, showing an increase of X2. They had lost through death and removal fifteen members, but through the energy of the lion sec, chiefly, 23 members had been added to the list (hear, hear). The rents, rates, and taxes had been less, but the wages of a professional were £ 40 as against £ 32 in the previous yea-. The balance was £ 8 18s 3d —(hear, hear)—being about X7 less than last year, but they had paid an old bill cf X4 during the year. It shewed that the club was in a healthy condition to be able to keep going with such a heavy expenditure an- nually. If during next season they would not be able to get tbe receipts to tally with the exoendi- ture, they would find the balance gone at the end of the year.—The Chairman said that in conse- quence of the club managing with very little clicketing material daring last season, the expenses under that head woold be heavy in the coming season. He thought that the subscriptions were small for a place like Oswestry, and hoped they would increase. He was sure they could compli- ment the treasurer and secretary on such a credit- able balance-sheet (applatise).-The balance-sheet was adopted.—The Rev W D Williams suggested that the club could increase the receipts by letting the boards around the field for advertising pur- poses.-On the proposition of Mr W H Gough, the matter was referred to a committee to deal with, and the Rev W D Williams and Mr G Whitfield, the Secretary and Treasurer were appointed on the committee. Mention was made that certain persons who played during the season made use of the privileges and bad not paid the subscription. Their names were asked for, and ultimately it was agreed to strike off ile list those who did not pay subscriptions.—The following officers were elected President, The Mayor (Mr R H Mason) vice-presidents, Lord Harlech, Lord Trevor, Mr Stanley Leighton, M.P., Col Fisher, Col Maltby, Major Russell, Dr Lewis, the Revs N Of,'ilvy, T Redfern, and Dr O'Toole, General Schreiber, Dr Bullock, Messrs J J Lloyd Williams, J Parry Jones, G J Dumville Lees, R G Venables, T Longueville, George Owen, M B Lawford, G V Williams, J Grant, A E Payne, W F Rogers, E Williams Vaughan, S Parry Jones, R LI Kenyon. N E Tidy, E L Mylitis, T H Craven, J P Shea) her, P H Minshall and Rev T M Bulkelev-Owen.-It was resolved to ask Mr A Wynne Corrie to be patron.—On the proposition of Mr W G Gough, seconded by Mr W K Minshall, Dr Cartwright was unanimously re-elected captain of the team, a tribute being paid to his services.—Dr Cart- wright acknowledged the honour. On the proposition of the Chairman, seconded by Mr G Whitfield, Mr W G Gough was unanimously re- elected vice-captain.— Mr Gough also returned thanks.—The following were appointed on the com- mittee Messrs W H Ellis, W H Gough, R T Gough, G Whitfield, A Minshall, W H Morris, E R Jones, J Whitridge, J V Jones, R Kay, A W Sabine, W T Skeene, and the Rev W Williams.-The Match Committee was re-appointed with the sub- stitution of Mr G WhitQeld for Mr How who had left the town.—Mr W K Minshall was re appointed hon treasurer.-Tlie lion Secretary (Mr Campbell) was proposed to the position by the Chairman, who said they owed a debt of gnititude to Mr Campbell for the way he had performed the duties.— Mr Skeene seconded the proposition.—Mr Campbell declined to again act, but ultimately upon Mr Inglis promising to assist, Mr Campbell consented to accept the position.—On the proposition of Mr W H Gough, seconded by Mr A W Sabine, votes of thanks were accorded the hon secretary and hon treasurer.—Mr Sabine was re-elected cipt. and sec. of the second eleven.—The Rev W D Williams having suggested more seating accommodation 011 the field, Messrs E M Gardner, the Chairman and the secretary promised to give a seat each. The com- mittee was asked to see to this matter also.)Ir H Gough suggested that some kind of gymnastic dis- play to be held on August Bank Holiday should be promoted in aid of the Club's funds.—The Chair- man supported.—A sub-committee was appointed to go into the matter, and the Chairman promised X5 to give the rL ovement a start.—The Chairman said that the Club played 20 matches last season and lost two (applaube)-oti occasions when they were a weakened team. He stated that Mr Pitch- ford, the professional, had been again engaged for next season. A vote of thanks to the Chairman for presiding terminated the meeting. "FASHION AND HEALTH." The second of the series of lectures under the auspices of the Free Library Committee was given at the Public Hall on Monday night by Dr Andrew Wilson, F.R.S.E., F.L.S., the subject being Fashion and Health-a text for the times." There was a large attendance again. The Mayor (Councillor R H Mason) presided, and introduced Dr Wilson.— The lecturer, who was warmly received, expressed great pleasure to come and lJecture to an Oswestry audience once again (applause). He could assure them he had lively recollections of their kindness to him when he appeared there before and lectured under the Gilchrist Trust and he was reminded CC them when he was in tbe immediate neighbourhood recently 011 a Gilchrist tour. Dr Wilson then pro- ceeded with his subject which he treated in a masterful manner. He dealt with the subject from a social and evolutionary standpoint. He said if they thought he was going to denounce fashions all round they would be much mistaken, yet some of them he would denounce. He defined fashion as a human hankering after the beautiful, whether it be in houses, wall paper, furniture or anything. If they strove to follow' that which was beautiful they only followed a natural instinct. lie pointed out that with regard to birds, there was more beauty in the male and because the colour of the female was like her surroundings the cares of maternity were likely to prove less dangerous to her. He mentioned two instances, that of the grouse which was the colour of heather and that of the partridge which was the colour of a ploughed field, both of which could not be seen at a Jittle distance. The same applied tj.quadrupeds, but when they came to our own sphere they would find things reversed (laughter). Upon woman's shoulders was put the task of being beautiful. If they foard any of the fashions injurious to health they ought to reject them. All fashions directly, or indirectly had a religious source. By means of an oxy-hydrogen lantern manipulated by Mr Charles Williams, views were thrown on a screen shewing how fashions grew, the evolution of dress and decoration, vagaries of fashion amongst sava?e3 as seen in the teeth, ears, feet, head &c. The lec- turer remarked that there was no need to go to distant lands for fashion of ear-piercing for that prevailed in this country, and as for wearing cf armlets by certain tribes (a sign of bondage in his opinion), something similar could be seen in this country, only the ladies had allowed the armlet to slip down to the wrist and called it a bangle. Other views shewed the injurious effects of tight lacing. —The lecture was most interesting throughout, and despite a bad cold, the lecturer bad a pleasing style of delivery.
LLANFYLLIN. CONSERVATIVE CLUB. The annual general meeting of the members of the Llanfvllin District Conservative Club was held on Monday evening. Mr W Stray was voted to the chair. There wps a fair attendance of members. Mr R 0 Perrott was elected president of the club for the year. The General Committee and ether officers were aloo elected. The statemeat of accounts for the year and the report of the General Committee were read and adopted. MYLLIN LITERARY SOCIETY.—A very good com- petitive meeting was held on Wednesdav eveni: The following were the competitions :—Best letter to a member of the society written bv an old Myllinite now in India 1, Mr H M Watkins and Mr C E Palser; adjudicator, Mr W Stray. Best four lines of poetry on war: 1, Mr R Richards. Best speech upon attaining the age of 21 years 1, Mr E M Watkins. Best answerinir of ait- dnostmno -0 '1'V''V.LJ.1;J in literature 1, Mr H M Watkins. Best reciting of not more than 30 lines of Shakespeare 1, Miss Lily Watkins. Mr Hugh Davies presided. Votes of thanks were passed to the Adjudicators and to the Chairman.
CEFN CANOL. LECTURE.—At the Methodist Chapel on Tuesday night, before a large audience, a lecture was given by the Rev J M Edwards, harriey, on the Drink Traffic." The chair was occupied by Mr Edwards, C,,
WELSH BREACH OF PROMISE SUIT. GOVERNESS'S ACTION AGAJNST AN INDIAN BANKER. Before Mr Justice Darling and a common jury, in the Queen's Bench Division on Thursday, the case of Owen v Moberley came on for hearing. This was an action by Rose Eleanor Marie Owen, Criccieth, Carnarvon, to recover damages for breach of promise of marriage. The defendant, Charles II P Moberley, was stated to be superintendent of the Loan Department of the Bank of Bengal at Calcutta. Mr Ellis Griffith, M.P.. and Mr Davenport were counsel Ifor the plaintiff, and Mr B A Cohen appeared for the defendant. Mr Griffith, in opening the case to the jury, said the plaintiff was 28 years of age. She was a gov- erness, and in February, 1895, she went out to India, where a year later she was introduced to the defendant at a dinner given by a professor at Agra College. He seemed to be greatly attracted by her, and they met daily, the defendant taking her for drives. From him she received presents of a silver buckle and a gold brooch set with pearls, and he also promised her a cat's-eye ring. Many letters passed between them, the defendant addressing Miss Owen as My darling little girl," and signing himself Yours ever, Charlie." He sent her his photo. Mr Cohen These letters have not been produced. Mr Griffith said he would tell the jury why. On December 20th the plaintiff arrived at Cawnoore, where the defendant happened to be on the business of his bank, and he met her and took her to the Empress Hotel. She remained at the hotel a fortnight, the defendant writing her dailv. In February he promised to marry her, repeating the promise on three occasions in that month. On one occasion he said there was a church near, where the ceremony could be performed quietly. In April the defendant took rooms for her at a Calcutta hotel, and told her to buy a wedding-ring, for which he gave her the money. Subsequently she passed at Mysore as Mrs Charles," at the defendant's request, and he paid all her expenses there. At Lncknow he noticed her wedding-ring, took it off and put it on again saying, "You are mine now." She became very ill, and when about to go ;to a hospital the defendant came to see her and took away all the letters he had written to her, saying that letters were dangerous things to lie about; but despite his solemn promise to return them he had never doue so. After the birth of a child the defendant seemed anxious only to get rid of her, and sent her to England in December, 1897, at his own expense. Her friends turned against her, and this poor, friendless girl was left in deep distress, on one occasion being on the eve of going with her child to the Workhouse, but despite this the defen- dant took no notice of her repeated letters. The plaintiff went into the witness box, the child, a little boy, toddling after and refading to leave her. She gave evidence in accordance with her counsel's statement. Mr Griffith 1 call for the letters. Mr Cohen said he had not got them. Mr Griffith claimed that in those circumstances he was entitled to call secondary evidence. The plaintiff, further examined, said in three of the letters there were references to marriage. In answer to one letter, in whir'h she had asked him to save the child's name, he said that if ho married it would only be to be married, and he would never live with her. Cross-examined by Mr Cohen From first to last she might have received about £ 30'j von: .Moberley. In one of her letters to him she wrote After all this I never expect you to like nc". Mv one ambition is for you to like our boy. I have noways told you I will go out of your way if yon will stand by our child. I never forget you told me that you could marry me. I will respect your honour, but I expect you to do your duty." j Mr Cohen After that, do you still winh the jury ] to believe that Moberley promised to marry you ?— j Yes, because he said he would marry 'lie, though he would not live with me. ] Has not Moberley always denied that the child was his ?—No, never before the birth; though he has deuied it since. Mr Cohen read a letter sent by tha defendant's solicitor, saying that Moberley declined to help her so long as she persisted in molesting him with cor. respondence, and giving out that the child was his, but that ho was willing to help her with a final present of zC20 to clear off some debts, provided sh e wrote and said she would not molest Tiim further. The plaintiff: I replied that I could not accept the bribe. Mr Cohen You wrote to the defendant's sister; I could have shown you letters to prove that Mob- erley liked me once, but he took them away from me before I was ill, at my request." Is not that the fact? No; I remember that he suggested taking them himself. In further cross-examination the witness said that a packet of letters which the defendant took away with his letters from her box, and which counsel called Algv'a letters," were from a friend in India. Sue denied any aspersions made on her character by the defendant. Her uncle, a Church of England clergyman, had assisted her, but he was now dead. She was introduced by two lady friends to Professor Douglas of Agra College, at a tennis party, and he invited her to the dinner at Agra, at which she first met the defendant- Mr Justice Darling Were you not in a different position-a nursery governess and a Professor of Agra College?—The witness said she had been introduced to him by lady friends. Mr Justice Darling: You were the only woman present at the dinner ?-YeR. Questioned further, the witness said it was false to say that at the dinner she kissed Moberley or anyone else, or that she permitted them to kiss her. After dinner Moberley and another man drove her to her hotel, and the former asked if he might take her for a drive next morning. Mr Cohen That was the first time you had seen him ?—Yes. You say that at Cawnpore he enrae to see yon every day as a friend for the next fortnight. Why did you allow him to do that ?-Because I had known him a year previously, had given him my full confidence, and trusted him to behave as a gentleman. Re-examined by Mr Griffith: When the defend- ant said he would marry you, but could live with you, did he give any reason ?—Yes, but I pro- mised him on my honour that I would not disclose that reason. Mr Griffith said that was the plaintiff's co ;o. Mr Cohen submitted that no case had been made out. Assuming that the letters which the plaintiff had stated had been written to her contained what she said it only amounted to another statement by her that the defendant verbally promised to marry her, and there was no corroboration. Mr Griffith argued that if the letters had been produced they would nave been corroborative evidence, and that in their absence he was entitled to put in secondary evidence of their contents. Was it to be said that a defendant could avail him- self of his own fraud-for that was what it amounted to-in not producing the letters which contained the promise of marriage. If the defend- ant's contention was good a man had only to get possession of his letters containing his premise to marry, by fraud, to steal them, to suppress them, and there was an end of all corroborative evidence. Mr Justice Darling said that he had formed a de- cided opinion on the case. Tho statute 32 and 33 Victoria decided that a plaintiff's evidence in a breach of promise action did not suffice n less his or her testimony shall be corroboiated by some other material evidence in support of such promise." Here the plaintiff hAd given evidence, and she had said that certain letters were written to her by de. fendant, which were not produced; there was no testimony but the plaintiff's testimony, nnd it was imposibie to hold that to be "other material evi- dence." Consequently there was no corroboration and on that ground ho felt bound to withdraw the, case from the jury. Mr Cohen We do not ask for coats. Accordingly judgment was entered for the defen- d an t. ♦
LLANYBLODWEL. PARISH COUNCIL. A meeting of the Parish Council took piace yesterday week at Llunvblod. I wel. There were present Messrs John Pugh (chair- I man), John Griffiths, Thomas Jones, and David IVilliaris, with Mr J J Ellis, clerk.-Tho Clerk ,va instructed to ask Mi-s Leslie to fence the side of the river Tanat. Order3 were given for the repair of the footbridge leading from Brynygrons to Rhyd Meredith, and for the repair of the footpath near Nantmawr rocks. Mr D Williams was instructed to view a footpath near the Nut Tree to see if it had been attended to.
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