MONTGOMERYSHIRE INFIRMARY NEW BUILDING FUND. TOTAL AMOUNT REQUIRED £ 6,000. AMOUNT PROMISED TO JUNE 19: JB5.584- AMOUNT YET TO BE RAISED: JS416. Paid and promised during the past week:— £ s. d. Messrs G. and M. Morton, Birm- ingham 3 3 0 Bey Canon Williams, Newtown Rectory 2 2 0 Mr D. E. Swain, High-street 2 2 0 Mr Richard Jones, Pendinas 2 2 0 Deeds, not Words 2 2 0 Mrs Barratt, High-street 1 1 0 Mr E. Wilson, High-street 1 1 0 Mr George Spoonley, Liscard 1 1 0 Nir E. C. Phillips 1 1 0 Messrs Dickson, Ltd., Chester 1 0 0 Messrs Parry and Harold Phillips 0 10 6 Messrs Bradley and Co. 0 10 6 Mrs Scott, Tunbridge Wells 0 10 0 Mrs Taylor, Bridge-street 0 10 0 Mrs Hatherill, High-street 0 10 0 Mr C. T. M. Taylor 010 0 The Cambrian Mills, Ltd., Newtown 10 10 0 Employees at Cambrian Mills 6 18 1 Per Mr Evan Bebb and Mr Evans, Tvnyreithin Mr Evan Ashton, Coedmawr 1 1 0 Mr David Jones, Scafell 1 1 0 Mr R. Pryse, Red House <0 10 0 Mr H. Bennett, Pentrehedyn 0 10 0 Mr Evans, Tynyreithin 0 10 0 Mr E. Bebb, Lluest, 0 10 0 Mr Rogers, Lower Bryn 0 10 0 Mr Lewis, Frydd 010 0 Mr Hatherill, The Bryn 0.10 0 Mr Jones, Stone House 0 10 0 Mr Lewis, Scafell 0 10 0 Mr and Mrs Sturkey, New House 0 10 0 Sums under 10s 518 0 Per Mrs J. Mallon, Liverpool: — Mrs J. Mallon 010 6 Mr J. Williams, Liverpool () 10 6 -Stims under 10s 13 0 The canvassing of Newtown and Llantywchaiarn by Mra Edward Powell has practically been com- pleted, and we are desired to respectfully request those who have not contributed, but intend doing so, to forward their donations at an early date either to Mrs Edward Powell or to one of the committee who accompanied her. Many persons were absent from their homes when the various dis- tricts were visited, and although further visits were made, it was found impossible to personally inter- view everyone. This will not, it is hoped, prevent their recognising the importance of the appeal, and of responding to it, as their means may permit. It is intended shortly to publish a full list of Newtown subscribers of the amounts less than 10s. Donations of that sum and upwards have already been given in these columns. In anticipation of the large number of people expected in Newtown on Saturday next on the occasion of the R.W.W. Sports, arrangements are being made for collecting in aid of the above funds on that day. A number of ladies have consented to assist, and it is hoped that those from a dis- tance interested in the County, who make this annual visit to Newtown, will have ample oppor- tunity of showing their practical sympathy with this worthy object.
LLANFYLLIN SENSATION. MOTHER AND DAUGHTER CHARGED WITH HOUSE-BREAKING. At the Town Hall, Llanfyllin, on Satur- day, before the Mayor (Mr Ellis Roberts), Messrs J. P. Williams and William Jones, Elizabeth Lloyd (17), of Bridge-street, was -charged with entering the dwelling house of Mr Robert Arthur Jones, Brynderw, and stealing the sum of 5s. Mary Onions, her mother, was also brought up for aiding and abetting Lloyd. Robert Arthur Jones said he handed to P.C. Hamer on Friday morning the two half-crowns (produced), which he marked, so as to identify them. In the afternoon he put those coins into a cash-box in the kitchen, with some coppers. He locked the box with the brass padlock, and gave the key to his wife. P.C. Hamer remained in the house while he and his family went to attend a preaching meeting. He shut, but did not lock all the doors. P.C. Charles Hamer stated that after prosecutor and his wife went to chapel, he went upstairs and watched through a front window. After watching some time, he saw the two prisoners coming up towards the back entrance of the yard, and heard the elder prisoner say, Ask her if she wants any you can go to Glanyrafon this evening." Elizabeth Lloyd then unlatched the yard door, while Mrs Onions went up the lane. He then saw Lloyd come to the side door, and heard her tapping at the kitchen door several times very quickly. He heard the door being opened and the "knob being turned. He heard the prisoner Lloyd say twice, Are you in, Mrs Jones ?" and then she walked across the kitchen, and he heard a noise, as if she was meddling with the cash-box. In a few minutes she left the kitchen and fastened the door be- hind her, and crossed the yard and went in the direction of her mother. He then came downstairs, and with the key produced he opened the box, and saw only the coppers in it. He followed the prisoners, and said to Lloyd, What have you in your pocket ?" Mary Onions said, Show him, girl!" Lloyd put her hand in her pocket, and brought out the two half-crowns wrapped in paper. She said, My mother gave me them to keep." The elder prisoner also made a statement. The younger prisoner afterwards made the -following statement:—"Mother often sent me to see if Mrs R. A. Jones would like to get some butter-milk from Glanyrafon, and she had a key belonging to a little box. I took it with me without mother knowing, and tried the lock of Mrs Jones' box, and I took from it the two half-crowns and some coppers. I did not count them. I after- wards went up after my mother. I threw the key over the hedge in Mr Arthur Pughe's field. Mother told me to try and get a few coppers if I could." The magistrates committed both prisoners for trial at the Quarter Sessions, and bail, which was forthcoming, was allowed.
Berriew Stock Sales. If the enthusiastic way in which Messrs Morris, Marshall, and Poole were received at Berriew at their opening sale on Friday last is anything to go by, it is safe to pre- dict • a satisfactory revival for these sales. There was a large company of farmers, dealers, and others present, and, under the circumstances, a good show of stock, which met with a keen demand. Mr Morris Evans made top price for lambs, his 20 making 27s 6d, a number of other bunches ranging from 20s to 27s. Ten nice quality wethers from Mr Jones, Dollas, realised 45s, and forty wethers and lambs from Mr Davies, Felindre, also done well. Several lots of store pigs were disposed of at satisfactory prices. The cattle were a short supply, but of ex- cellent quality, and buyers on the look-out for useful store cattle will do well to bear Berriew auction in mind. Those offered on Friday were principally yearlings, and they met a very keen trade. Three beautiful heifers from Mr Evans, Hollies, made £ 11 5s each, Mr Rees' bullocks realising the same figure, and a nice pair of bullocks from Mr John Roberts made £ 20. Two heif- ers from Mr Evans, Keel, realised E22 10s, and a number of smaller yearlings from £ 6 5s to ES each. Heifers with calves made up to E16 12s 6d. After the auction a meeting was held at the Talbot to discuss matters in connection with the sale. Mr Job Watkin, Luggy, pre- sided over a large and enthusiastic company, and was supported by Meesrs Evans, Wern- llwyd, Davies, Felindre, and most of the leading agriculturists in the district. It was decided to hold five auctions in the year to begin with—two in the spring and one each in June, September, and October, the understanding being that more would be held if the supply of stock warranted it.
WANTED-A CHAFFEUR. County Surveyor and his Mptor Car. A Handsome (?) Offer. "The Surveyor having asked for a contribution from the Council towards the wages of a chauffeur when engaged on county work, your Committee referred the question to the Council." The above minute in the report of the Main Roads Committee confronted the County Council in their deliberations at Welshpool on Friday. I may say when this question came on before— remarked the Chairman (Mr Hugh Lewis)— many members had left, and those who remained did not like to take the responsibility, and thought it would be best to leave the matter until I the Council meeting and hear what the Surveyor would have to sav. The County Surveyor (Mr G. H. Hutchins) I should like to read the letter which I wrote to the Council before. It has been repeatedly urged upon me that I ought to have a motor-car, as I should then be able to get about much quicker than hitherto. I don't feel able on my present salary-which was fixed 20 years ago when the work was considerably less than it is now-to provide both an expensive motor and a chauffeur myself, but if the Council will provide a chauffeur I will undertake to purchase the car. All I ask you to do is to provide a man who will look after the car and see that it is not damaged. I could not get a good man under 25s to 30s a week, but I think I ceuld make some arrangement with a man who would willing to get on to the steam roller and drive it, and to drive me when I wanted to go out. If I employed him on your work TT TS ONLY IT1 AIR that I should ask for something towards increased travelling expenses. I think it would be very much in your favour. The Chairman: What would be the actual cost, Mr Surveyor? The Surveyor: I should not think it would be more than .£26 to X30 a year. Mr Marshall Dugdale: But the car could not stand idle for many days and then be called out. The Surveyor: Then that would be my loss. Mr Lloyd: I understand that the Surveyor offers to provide a car. He also offers to provide a chauffeur. All he asks is that we should give something towards the cost. I think we should accede to this very proper request. I note that in some other counties they provide the surveyor with a motor-car, but we are not asked to do this, we are simply asked to subscribe or allow an amount not exceeding .£30, and for the first year I move that we allow him the sum of .£25. The Colonel: I beg to second that, and I think we should be DOING VERY GOOD WORK. I certainly think the County Surveyor ought to have a motor-Cd-r. Mr Lloyd: Now we have a capital opportunity for our main roads. There is very great difficulty in covering all those roads in a reasonable time either by driving or rail, and I think it is a very reasonable request. The Colonel: The County Surveyor is supposed to keep a horse, and a motor-car is very much more serviceable than a horse, and be can keep on the road with it. Mr Hurlbutt: I have pleasure in supporting this. I think I have abused the Surveyor more than anybody else for not being on the roads. When be attends future meetings, after having been out in his car, he will have seen and felt- (laughter)-wbat the roads are like. Thus I con- sider giving the .£25 is much the better way. I think he will be able to get a chaffeur. though at a far cheaper rato than he anticipates. Mr Powell: But X25 is very little indeed. Would it not be better for us to leave this matter to the Main Roads Committee to deal with. The Surveyor: If I want to get a good man I must get him a permanent job. With my steam roller I have an engine driver and assistant. If I could get a man who has been a fitter i and assist- ant I could take him out as motor driver. I should still be doing your work instead of THE MAN ON THE STEAM ROLLER. I want to use one of the men who is driving the engine now. Mr Powell: I take it that the idea is to get another man to drive the engine. I suggest that it should be left to the Main Roads Committee. Mr Hurlbutt: The best plan is to allow the Surveyor £ 25. It will go very far to get a good man. Mr Lloyd: May I just say I am sorry to mis- understand the Surveyor. I thought he had conveyed the point perfectly clearly to us. If he did not state everything he wished to state that is not our fault. He made it clear that he would provide a motor and chauffeur to travel over the county roads, which would entail a cost of from £ 25 to X30 a year. He asked for an allowance of this sum, so I thougt that .£25 a year would be sufficic-nt-that is 10s a week all the year round. If he wanted an increase we can make one later in the vear. I must adhere to my resolution. Mr John Davies: It seems to me to be rather mixing up the business of the Council if you allow the Surveyor to take a man away from the engine to drive a motor-car; you should have the thing distinct. If he is to have a motor-car then let him have a certain Rum. But I don't think it is right to give so much and allow him to take the the man from other work. Mr Edward Powell: I quite agreed with that, and I propose that the matter be referred back. By a majority of 15 to 9 it was decided to refer the matter back to the Main Roads Committee.
The Ratepayers' Friend. i MR. ADDIE BRINGS FURTHER CHARGES OF EXTRAVAGANCE. At Montgomery County Council on Tuesday, the Finance Committee asked for a further ad- vance of .£218 in respect of the provisions of a tpuitable water supply for Carreghofa Schools. Mr Addie solemnly rose and said he was very sorry to again raise an objection to this extra ex- penditure, though he did not object to the supply- ing of the Schools with water. He had raised the point at the Finance Committee and felt he ought to do so at the County Council. It seemed to him completely irregular if they had to go to the Edu- cation department, not once, but twice or three times for extra expenditure. If the cost had been properly thought out and the case put before the Education Committee it might have been done in the first instance. It seemed to him that coming with these extra sums on almost every occasion showed a want of thought. They seemed to be asking for a water supply of which they knew nothing about. What they were being asked to do at the present moment was to spend .£218 on a supply, whether good or bad. He was sure that as private individuals they would take good care that they would not pay such an amount without knowing what they were paying for. He thought thep should guard the interests of the ratepayers just as they would guard their own, they ought to have had a proper scheme before them. He would move as an amendment that the matter should be referred back. Mr Dugdale said that he was informed that the supply would be quite inadequate in the summer months. A certain sum had been devoted for getting water from a particular well and now an extra sum of X200 was asked for. He thought it was a very wrong thing that the ratepayers money should be spent without giving them the fullest particulars in order that they who lived in the country, who paid rates, should know how the money was spent. Mr Richard Jones: This proposal is made in the interest of tie ratepayers. The contract for Car- reghofa School has been let since last November. We have had a good deal of correspondence with the Railway Company to acquire water for this School in the cheapest possible way. If this cheaper scheme can be brought about it will cost .£50 but we are not in a position to say whether we can acquire it or not. We are asking for this additional loan to provide, if necessary, for a more expensive scheme, that is to acquire water from a more distant source. We shall not be able to begin the school until we get consent from the Local Government Board for the loan. The summer is going and the contract has been let and we hope the Council will allow this proposal to go through. The money may not be needed and we are only providing against contingencies. On a division Mr Addie's amendment was lost by a large majority, the only Liberal supporting it being Mr Ll. D. Humphreys.
DISSOLUTION AT HAND. Bicton Question again Considered. A communication from Mr Churchill, the Home Secretary, was read at the quarterly meeting of the County Council to the following effect:— In pursuance of the powers conferred on me by Section 267 (Sub-Section 4) of the Lunacy Act, 1890, I hereby consent to the resolution passed by the majority of the whole of the mem- bers of the Visiting Committee of the Salop and Montgomery Counties and Wenlock Borough Lunatic Asylum, to the effect that the existing union of the County of Montgomery be dissolved, and to the further resolution that such dissolution should take effect on the 31st day of March, 1911, and that upon such dissolution the value of the share which the County of Montgomery have in the property of the Asylum be paid in money to the County of Montgomery, such share to be ascertained by arbitration in the event of the parties being unable to agree The Chairman (Mr Hugh Lewis) said he was suie that the communication did not come as any surprise to the members of the County Council, and thought the order of dissolution would be re- ceived with satisfaction by the majority of the members, although there were some misgivings on the part of a certain number of them. He did not think that was the time to go into the details of the question. The proper course would be to appoint an Asylum Committee, who would have the power of visitors to provide for the proper accommodation of the lunatics of the county. I Mr Richard Lloyd agreed that it was not the time to make any remarks upon the question. He moved that the order of the Secretary of State, as well as the letter from the Visitors, be acknow- ledged, and that both be referred to the special Asylum Committee, to be dealt with as they considered best. Before any important action was taken, however, they should bring the matter for the approval and sanction of the County Council. He presumed that the date fixed by the Secretary of State was not a fixed date, but that the Secretary of State had full power to alter the time if he considered it advisable to do so. It was more than probable that the date would have to be extended. Subsequently, on the motion of Mr Richard Lloyd, it was decided to ask the Home Secretary whether there would be any objection to the time being extended. The Committee were also allowed X200 for the purpose of obtaining any information which might be expedient in connection with the approaching dissolution.
MIDDLETOWN. WESLEYAN SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION.-The annual conference in connection with the Welsh- pool Wesleyan Circuit Sunday School Union was held in the Wesleyan Church, Middletown, on Thursday. In the afternoon the conference was presided over by the Rev. C. A. Sheppard, Welsh- pool, when representatives of the schools were present from Welshpool, Montgomery, Providence, Deep Cutting, and Middletown. The Secretary (Mr J. H. Twist) read the annual report giving the total number of officers, teachers, and scholars for the year, which shewed a well maintained standard of attendance. The visitors' reports on each school in the circuit were read and discussed. The Chairman also gave his report of the recent Scripture examination. Votes of thanks were ac- corded the retiring officers. This following officers were re-elected: President, Rev. C. A. Sheppard; vice-president, Mr Percy Adams; treasurer, Mr R. F- Taraes; secretary, Mr J. H. Twist. The con- ference was followed by a tea, when the following ladies presided at the tables and assisted: Mrs Twist, Mrs Woodhouse, Miss Hilditch, Miss Pugh, and Miss H. Davies. In the evening there was a public meeting presided over by Mr F. G. Robin, B.A., of Shrewsbury. A comprehensive paper on "Child Nature" was read by the Rev. C. A. Shep- pard. The Choir (under the baton of Mr John Davies) rendered musical items, entitled "The mists rolled away and Forward." It was de- cided to hold next year's conference at Deep Cutting on the second Thursday in June.
BOWLING. WELSHPOOL v. ABERYSTWYTH. Last Saturday afternoon the Welshpool Bowling Club entertained an Aberystwyth team. An excellent tea was served by Mr Hall (Bull Hotel), after which (in the unavoidable absence of Mr J. W. Davies, mayor of Green), the Mayor of Welshpool (Mr T. J. Evans), voiced in happy manner a cordial welcome to the visitors. What- ever the result of the match, he remarked, Welshpool were always very pleased to play Aberystwyth, either at home or away. The home players won the match by 294 to 152. Scores:— WELSHPOOL. T J Evans and W Baker 54—11 J Pugh and J W Wilson 46-20 J Lambert and E Stocktol1. 49-26 T Hiles and T R Jones 47-27 H Harper and Rees James 49-33 W H Price and G M Parry 49-35 ABERTSTWYTH. R Mcllquhan and Bert Jones 45-37 J Baird and J Garner 35-47 J L Richards and W Morgan 28-53 E Hindley and E H Harding 19—54 A C Powell and W H Jones 14-49 J Owen and J Morgan 11—54
CRICKET. MONTGOMERY v. NEWTOWN. Played on Saturday at Montgomery. Newtown batted first, and four wickets tell for a very few runs. Pennington made an excellent stand, but was, unfortunately, run out. Shaw bowled very well for Newtown, and took 9.ve wickets for seven runs. Scores NEWTOWN. W R Shaw c Hamer b Williams 5 W Watkins c Hamer b Withers 0 J LI Roberts lbw b Withers 5% A N Powell c Fartnei b Williams 0 W F Richards c Farmer b Withers 6 T E Pennington run out 32 H E Breese c Withers b Kilvert 3 E E West b Howard. 0 T Richards b Howard 3 P W Jones c and b Withers 4 P Powell not out 3 Extras. 8 69 MONTGOMERY. A Withers b Jones 0 S Hamer c Pennington bShaw 16 W Vaughan b Powell 1 T Howard b Pennington 0 T Kilvert b Shaw 16 C B Williams b Shaw 0 C P Davies st Roberts b Pennington 0 A Farmer b Shaw 3 J H Ray not out J E Tomley run out 4 J Davies b Shaw 3 Extras 4 51 WELSRPOOL v. BUILTH. The Builth XI visited Welshpool on Friday, and sustained a defeat. Scores: BUITTH. R J Owen, c F Lambert, b Bishop. 46 A Evans, c F Lambert, b Owen. 24 J Ward, c Hilton Jones, b Webb 8 L N Evans, b C Bishop. 25 F Evans, c Pape, b F Lambert. 16 Rev D Williams, b F Lambert. 8 S William, b F Lambert. 0 I Pugh, lbw, b C Bishop 8 Barberry, c Hilton Jones, b Lambert 3 Dr E Watkins, not out 1 G Jones, b F Lambert. 5 Extras. 8 Total.152 WELSHPOOL. H Bushell, b A. R Evans 58 F W Pape, b A R Evans 9 W Perry, c Barberry, b A Evans 10 J Hilton Jones, b A. R Evans 34 J Hart, b A R Evans 4 F Lambert, b Barberry. 2 T S Collinson, b Barberry. 9 L Webb, c S Williams, b L Evans. 25 G Roberts, c G Evans, b G Jones 3 C T Bishop, b Barberry 3 G Owen, not out.. 7 Extrasl. 15 Total 189
NEWTOWJN. A NICE lot of canvas shoes, and cheap, at Riekards's, 30, Bridge-street, Newtown. [Advt. To FAnmERs.-Howing machines that require repairs and over-hauling should be sent in at once to Norton and Co., Old Foundry, Newtown. [Advt. COAL AND LINE.-If you want good quality Coal at reasonable prices, either in truck or cart loads, or in cwt. sacks, try JOHN SMOUT, No. 13, Cainal Wharf, Newtown. FAdvt. MR. T. MALDWYN PRICE, R.A.M., visits Llanidloes on Tuesdays and Newtown on Satur- days Lessons given in Singing, Pianoforte, Violin, and 'Cello. He may be seen at Mr Fvan Bebb's, Broad-street, or Salop-road, Welshpool. PARENTS PLEASE NOTE.—A pure sweet gives not only pleasure, but also nourishment to grow- ing children. All the ingredients used in making Ann Taylor's Everton Toffee are pure and whole- some. It is as nourishing as it is delicious. You will like to see the Choice Selection of Ladies' Embroidered Blouses and Underskirts which we have on view this week. Also the Newest Styles in Ready-to-wear Hats, at Misses Goodwin,7, Market Street.—Advt. FURNITURE.—Have you visited MORGAN'S Fur- niture Warehouse? If not, it will pay you to do so. It's the largest stock in the county, and the business is carried on in a warehouse, where rents and expenses are very low compared with expensive shops and assistants. This means a large discount to the pur- chaser. Call and see for yourselves.— Advt. NEW DESIGNI IN BLOUsEs.-A. wonderful selec- tion awaits your pleasure here. When you pay us a visit you will surely be delighted with the goodness and the excellent value of all cur New Goods. Our aim is always to satisfy our Customers, and we do all in our power to achieve this aim.-LEwIS'S, London House, New- town.—[Advt.] -J MR. J. MACRONE, New-road, had the honour of giving a recital in St. Giles Church, Cripple- gate. on his recent visit to London. THE REV. T. E. WILLIAMS, Newtown, the president of the Baptist Mission, occupied the chair at the Annual Meeting of the South Wales Baptist College on Tuesday. CYCLING CLUB.-On Wednesday, the weather being favourable, a good number of members of the Newtown Cycling Club mustered, and cycled as far as Bettws. ANNOUNCEMENT. The engagement is an- nounced of Mr. Richard Llewelyn Mytton, Glan- hafren, Newtown, youngest son of the late Captain Mytton, of Garth, and Eleanor Gaenor, only daughter of Mr and Mrs Norris, of Bristol and Machynlleth. The marriage will take place in August. RECITAL.—On Saturday evening, the Newtown Silver Band, under the conductorship of- Mr T. Reynolds, gave a recital in Clifton Park, to the enjoyment of a large audience, which included visitors to the town. The following was the programme :-Overture, Diamond Star selection, Messenger Boy waltz, Souvenir"; selection, Mirella gavotte, Esperanto." ANNIVEESARY.—On Sunday week the Crescent Calvinistic Methodist Church held their anniver- sary services, when the preacher at the three services was the Rev Barrow Williams, Llan- dudno. At the morning service he took his text from Luke vii., 40, and in the evening preached a striking sermon from the text Behold the Limb of God." Good congregations attended all the services, and the collections as usual were satisfactory. TUESDAY'S MARKET PRICES. —Chickens, 4s Od to 5s od per couple; hens, 3s tfd to 4s Od per couple; ducklings, 5s 6d per couple; butter, lid to Is Od per lb; hen eggs, 14 to 16 for Is; duclo eggs, 14 for Is; beef (retail), 6d to 9d, (whole- sale), 7d to 7id; mutton (retail), 7d to lOd. (wholesale), 7d to 8d; lamb (retail), 8d to lOd, (wholesale). 8d to 8id; veal (retail), 6d to lOd, (wholesale), 7d to Hd; pork (retail), 6d to 8d, (wholesale), 6d to 6ld per lb GOLF.—A match was played on the G ro links on Saturday with Machynlleth. Scores:— Newtown. Machynlleth. W E Pryce-Jones i A 0 Davies i W E Stevenson 1 D Jones 0 E Jones Williams 1 AH Meyler o R M Lloyd 1 J G Jenkins 0 0 D S Taylor 1 F J Davies 0 J Wall I J T Humphreys 0 A W Rarratt. I T Povell 0 J Arthur Jones 1 J H Edwards 0 7a i WINDOW BREAKING.-On Tuesday a farmer was driving a flock of sheep down Broad-street, when an old "tup," who did not appreciate the "noise and din," made off down Old Church- street. But before he had gone far the dog succeeded in turning him back, and as be was passing Mr Crofts' window he saw his reflection, and desiring to make a closer acquaintance with his double, charged through the tflass. Before it could be dislodged from its position the sheep broke a glass shelf and damaged several pairs of boots. The sheep was slightly cut about the neck. The hole made in the glass was consider- able, and the crash could be heard a long way off. With his usual business smartness, Mr Croft had the window at onoe boarded up, and humorous placards posted up, which turned the accident to good account. SATURDAY NEXT.—The last day of next week will be one when many hearts throb at the pros- pect of a feast of unalloyed pleasure, for it will be the town's annual gala day. It will witness the incursion into the town of many thousands of excursionists from the country districts, from the neighbouring towns and villages, from the colliery districts of South Wales, and from Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cheshire and the Midlands. The Mecca of all these pleasure-seeking pilgrims will be the airy Recreation Grounds of the R.W.W., where the great annual Athletic and Musical Fete in commemoration of the Knighthood of Sir Pryce Pryce-Jones will be held. Over .£350 in prizes will be shared among contestants in the sports arena and in the musical events. The programme contains a heap of varied and attract- ive items, and the entries have exceeded the fondest hopes of the Secretary (Mr J. Maurice Jones), who, by a thoroughly workmanlike com- mittee, has throughout been the deus ex machina of this annual function. Two of the tram cars which surround the course will be converted into temperance booths. Te trust that the spell of fine weather will continue and smile upon the efforts of the promoters who are providing such a splendid fete. H I WESLEYAN CHURCH.—The Anniversary Services in connection with the Wesleyan Sunday School, were held on Sunday, June 19th, at the Victoria Hall, in consequence of the Chapel being in eoutse of renovation. The Pastor (Rev T. Llew. Jones), conducted the services in the morning, afternoon and evening, and delivered eloquent sermons to crowded congregations. The musical programme, which as usual was of a high urder, consisted of solos, duets, trios and choruses. The recitations were well chosen, and well delivered by the following:—Sydney Griffiths, Edith Jones, Constance Teece, Frank Evans, Nellie Edwards, Lizzie Bennett, Tom Beddow, Bertha Swain, Nita Taylor, Ada Morris, Evelyn Rickards, Willie Pritchard, Rosa Swain, Maldwyn Taylor, Ada Jones, Bertie Edwards, Dorothy Davies, Florrie Roberts, Hilda Swain, Walter Griffiths, Gwen Davies, Matie Taylor, May Griffiths, and Emily Jones. The soloists at the afternoon service were Misses M. Turner. Ada Oliver, Cera Williams, Connie Whittal-Ler, Bessie Taylor, Dorothy and Hilda Davies, Lizzie Bennett, Gwennie Davies, May Williams, Marjorie Evans, Gertie Oliver, Ida Evans, Nellie Edwards, and Master Fred Morgan. Choruses and choral marches wete brightly rendered by the Choir and a Duet by the Ladies Choir.—At the evening service the building was crowded, when the soloists were Miss E. J. Taylor, Miss Winnie Edwards, Miss B. Jones and Miss Doreen Taylor. The trio" I waited for the Lord," was well sung by the Ladies Choir and the Chorus We never will bow down" was excellently rendered 'by the full Choir under the conductorship of Mr O. D. S. Taylor, whose skill as a choir master, and trainer of children was again evidenced in the happy bright manner in which the various pieces were rendered through- out the day. The Organist, Mr D. W. Oliver, presided at the otgan for the J6th successive year with all his well known ability, his accompani- ments to the goloo etc., being a feature of the musical services. Deprived of the assistance of the Chapel Organ, the piano was introduced into the services and the duties of Pianist were in the capable hands of Miss Gwen Taylor. The collections during the day, amounted to the sum of c24.
LLANGURIG. APPOINTMENT.—Mr Thomas James Jones has been appointed on the Contagious Diseases of Animals Committee of the County Council, in place of Mr J. R. Pryse, Pantdrain.
WELSHPOOL. GRAND DISPLAY of new goods on show at BOWEN'S, the well-known cash drapers, Berriew- street. THE DAIRY.-Our "Princess" Separator has I been awarded over 100 medals. The most reliable; easiest to work; British made.-Call and inspect at HUKPHBJBY JONES & SON, Hall- street. [Advt. ASSESSMENT.—The Forden Union Assessment Committee last Wednesday algeted Mr William Humphreys, J.P., to be their vice-chairman. WATER SLIPPLY.-The latest report of S&nitary Inspector Wynne states that the filters at the waterworks have been cleaned, and are working satisfactorily. ALDERMAN Edward Wyke has been elected by the Town Council to represent the borough on the Court of Governors of Aberystwyth University College. THE ASSIZES.—Mr. J. D. Rees, M.P., has promised to support to the best of his ability the Town Council's protest in removing the Assizes from Welshpool to Carnarvon. THE CROSS PUMP.-The Town Council has decided to spend not more than 10/- in gilding the inscriptions on the Cross Pump, whose grey granite has recently been smartened up with paint to resemble marble. REMEMBERING THE PooR.-The Forden Guar- dians last Wednesday passed a vote of thanks to Mrs Roper, Salop-road, for her kindness in sending ilb of tea, lib of of sugar, and a sponge cake for each of the female inmates in the Workhouse. WILL THE YEOMANRY COME ?-Colonel Robert Wynn has thanked the Town Council for their invitation to the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry to encamp at Welshpool next year. It will be care- fully considered, he said, but the decision will be in the hands of the General Officer commalding at Chester.—•• Would any good purpose be served by sending an invitation from the Town Council to the Qfficer Commanding ? asked the Mayor (Councillor T. J, Evans), last Friday.—"Not at present," replied Dr. Marston. So the Council took no action. MATRIMONIAL.— At St. Barnabas' Church, Rotherhithe, London, the marriage took place a few days ago between parties who are well-known in Welshpool. The bridegroom was Mr Hugh Sapple, a popular young townsman (second son of Mr James Sapple, 15, Clifton-street) who is now on the Manchester Police Force. The bride was Miss Edith Primrose Tipping, formerly of Welshpool. The Vicar (the Rev. Francis Swales, M.A.), performed the ceremony, the bride being given away by her step-father. Mr and Mrs Sapple went to Surrey for their honeymoon. THE ALMSHOUE.-The- printed minutes of a special meeting of the Town Council held last month, record that on the motion of Councillor Pryce Jones, seconded by Alderman Harrison, it was resolved to ask the Vicar and Church- wardens whether they would be prepared to hand over the almshouse in Union-street to the Council in the event of the Council undertaking to repair and maintain the property. When this minute came up for confirmation last Friday, Alderman Harrison asked was there any further communica- tion in regard to the matter. The Town Clerk replied in the negative. A LESSON IN CLEANLINESS.—Welshpool children attending the primary schools received last Thursday the following circular from thg Mont- gomeryshire Education Committee to take home to their parents:—"The Education Committee desire to impress upon parents the importance of sending their children to school in a clean and satisfactory state. They are pleased to be able to say that the majority are a credit to their parents, but there are a few children in every school who are not as clean as they should be, and the presence of such in school with dirty heads and flea-bites on the skin is most objection- able. The teachers have had instructions to exclude from school children who are so affected. The boys' haix should be closely cropped, and the hair of girls plaited and tied with ribbon. It is earnestly hoped that parents will co-operate with the Education Committee in their efforts to raise the standard of cleanliness in the Elementary Schools." IMPORTANT OPEN-AIR COMMITTEE.—An inter- esting week-end development has taken place in connection with the proposed new site for tipping the town refuse. Alderman Harrison, according to his resolution, which appears in another col- umn, got the matter referred to the Sanitary Committee, with full power to act generally in the matter." The Sanitary Committee consists of the whole Council, and generally its recommen- dations come up for confirmation or otherwise at the monthly or Ia8 special meeting, in the presence of the press. Now, however, the Council has granted itself the power to act- without the press, who represent the ratepayers. Since last Friday's meeting a notice has been sent out, calling a special meeting of the Sanitary Committee "to confer with Mr Addie and Mr James W. Davies as to terms for taking over the field for refuse disposal." The meeting place will be on the field itself between the canal and the railway, at half-past three o'clock next Friday afternoon. A LICENSEE* s APPLICATION. -Mrs Rudge, Mermaid Inn, has made the following application to the Town Ccuncil Since the passing of the Budget at the end of April last the price of the occasional license, which I am granted for the fortnightly fairs at the Smithfield, has been raised by the Excise Authorities from 2/6 to 10/4, which on the 36 licenses I take out in the year amounts to an increase of .£10 8s. 8d. This increase in license duty will make a serious difference to the small profit which I make on the fair takings at the Smithfield, and I beg you to bring the matter before the Town Council and ask them whether in the circumstances they would be willing to reduce the rent which I now pay for the building "—At the Council meeting last Friday Councillor A. E. Bond asked what rent did Mrs Rudge pay.—The Town Clerk: It is .218 in the agreement, but someone said it was Y,16. -Councillor R. Jenkins: I beg to propose a reduction of X3 in Mrs Rudge's rent.—Councillor Pryce Jones: I beg to second this proposition. I think we ought to meet the tenant under these exceptional circumstances.—The Mayor: To take effect from when ?—Councillor Jenkins: From the time she begins to pay the increased revenue.— The Council decided to grant the application as from March 25th last. PRESENTATION TO MISS EDITH HARRISON.— It would be well, if ladies in similar positions to Miss Edith Harrison. would take an active part in Sunday School. It would be well for the Church, and for its future, for the Sunday School is one of the best feeding-grounds for the Church," said the Vicar of Welshpool on Sunday afternoon. On behalf of the teachers and scholars of Christ Church Sunday School the Rev D. Grimaldi Davis, D.D., presented a set of silver spoons and tongs, engraved with her monogram, to the second daughter of Mr and Mrs G. D. Harrison, Fronllwyd, who will be married next Wednesday week to the Rev Herbert E. Cooke, vicar of Stoneleigrb, Warwickshire. Miss Harrison has been associated with the school for about eleven years as teacher or superintendent, and the Vicar testified that upder her superintendence the school, which had been left in excellent condition by Mrs Shuker, had continued to prosper and progress. By taking an active part in Sunday school work Miss Harrison followed in the foot- steps of her grandmother, who had been an earnest Sunday school worker, and bad devoted many years to that most excellent work.—Miss Harrison made a befitting acknowledgment of the presentation and good wishes for her future happiness. Whilst the duties of Sunday school teacher, and especially of superintendent were rather arduous, she confessed that she had spent some of the happiest years of her life in Christ Church Sunday School. A BAD LiiNc.UIST.-When the name of William Jones, Bowling Green-lane, was called out at the Borough Sessions last Tuesday he did not appear to answer a charge of using obsoene language, but a woman stepped forward as his representative. "It's always the case; he never appears com- tnented Sergeant Hughes. He's gone to the fair," explained the woman. "It's only an ex- cuse," persisted the Sergeant. He never does appear." There's a sheep fair at Newtown," said Deputy Chief Constable Williams. P.C. Casewell said that at 8-30 on the 7th of this month he came up the Red Lion "shut." There were a lot of children and ladies about. I heard the defendant using disgraceful language. He kept on for about five minutes. I went to him. I took him by the collar and marched him up the shut,' and told him to go home. He gave a lot of cheek, and used bad language up the street afterwards."—Defendant s representative: I'll pay the money if you put a fine on him.—Sergt. Hughes said that there were 10 previous oonvic- tions against defendant.—The Justices' Clerk (Mr C. Pryce Yearsley) How many for obsoene language ?-The Sergeant: Three. -Defendant had been fined Xi, including costs, 10s and costs, 15s, including costs, for obscene language, and since November last the police, said the Sergeant, had cautioned him twice to his knowledge.-The Mayor (Mr T. J. Evans) announced a fine this time of XI and costs,- Defendant's representa- tive Please, sir, give time to pay.—The Mayor: How long do you ask for ?—A month.—The Bench allowed 14 days'. Mn THOMAS, ironmonger, Welshpool, is now offering Tanned Strawberry Netting, Wire Net- ting, Trellis, and all Garden Requisites. [Advt. PERSONAL.—The Earl of Powis was a guest of Major Lloyd at Leaton Knolles, Shrewsbury, last week for the West Midland Show. TENNIS. A quartette of Newtown tennis players—Mrs Guest and Miss Gittins with Messrs D. Morgan and W. James-visited Welshpool on Saturday afternoon, and played the following representatives of the Maesydre Club—Misses Nellie Tele and Gwladys Jones with Messrs. E. Gwalchmai and R. B. Taylor. The more experienced visitors scored an easy victoxi-, ANGLICAN ENTERPRISE.—About 20 members of the Church of England Men's Society walked out to Coedydinas Cottages on Sunday evening to hold an open-air service in an enclosure behind Mr Higin's house. From the Belan countryside some 60 men, women, and children joined them, and a hearty service was en j eyed. The Rev. Douglas Morgan (senior curate) intoned the pray- ers. Messrs. S. Grand and W. E. Smith read the lessons, Mr Arthur Price gave an address, and Mr Rex Manford accompanied the singing. LOCAL DOCTOR HONOURED.—The King, as Sovereign Head of the Chapter of the Order of St. John cf Jerusalem in England," has been pleased to consent that Dr. George A. Skinner shall be elected an associate of the Order, and will confer upon him the decoration, which consists of an eight-pointed star. This honour is in recognition of the 15 years' continuous work which Dr. Skinner has done in furthering the principles ef first aid, and this energetic townsman of Pool is to be heartily congratulated on such an attain- ment. A MISHAP.-Charleg Williams, a youth, living at 3, Greenfields, met with an accident last Monday whilst working at the Salop-road leather factory. A pair of large shears with the ends turned up lay on the ground, and, as he went along, his foot caught against them. The shears tilted up and the point ran into the side of the foot behind the ankle, dividing a large blood vessel. Williams bled profusely, and was taken to Drs. Hawksworth and Crump's surgery, where he was chloroformed, and had to be detained for three hours.
MONTGOMERY. AMONG those whose names appear in the first- class in the Cambridge Classical Tripos we notice that of Mr Charles Cuthbert Brown, scholar of Trinity College, son of the Rev Ernest Brown, late rector of Montgomery, and grandson of the late Rev George Cuthbert. FIRST BLOOD.—Mr Arthur Vaughan, of Court Calmore, has the reputation of being the first to cut his hay in the district, and this year he has not belied his reputation. The sweet June crops were actually being carried on Friday, and pas- sengers in the trains were much interested in the operations. SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A COUNCILLOR.— Before Mr T. Soley on Saturday week, Pryce Richard Eaton, a member of the Town Council, was charged with a dtiminal offence against Annie Mary Jones, under 16 years of age, who had been in domestic service with him. He was remanded until the Petty Sessions, on Thursday week, bail being allowed in the sum of .£23 him- self, and one surety for a similar amount.
CAERSWS. IT is with profound regret that the inhabitants of the ancient city have had to part with Miss Blodwen Jones, Pust Office, who was one of the two recently selected by the Montgomeryshire Nursing Association for twelve months training at the Nurses Home, Howard-road, Plaistow, London, E. Miss Jones was a faithful member of the Baptist Church in Caersws and a Sunday school teacher; a very good musician and a most acceptable singer. She was a most useful mem- ber of the United Temperance Party, where her services were most invaluable, especially in the rendering of Welsh solos. The citizens have no hesitation in predicting that she is destined to make a mark for herself in a London Baptist Church, and she leaves with their sincerest and best wishes. OBITUARY -On Tuesday evening, after a short illness, Mrs Jaue Roberts (aged G4. years) the beloved wife of Mr Thomas Roberts, of Severn- street, passed away. Deceased was a consistent member of the Calvinistic Methodist Church. The funeral took place on Friday, the place of in- terment being Llanwnog Churchyard. The Rev. Richard Jones, M.A (C.M.) officiated at the house and the Rev Darbyshire Roberts, M.A., officiated in the church and at the grave. The bearers were Messrs Daniel Owen, Edward Bennett, William Hamer and E. Rogers. The chief mourn- ers were Mr T. Roberts (husband) and the Misses F. and N. Millwood (nieces). A large number of wreaths were sent.
MOCHDRE. YOUR BOOTS want repairing! Take them to Rickards's, 30, Bridge-street, Newtown. Advt. WE regret to announce the death of Mrs Fran- cis, widow of the late Mr James Francis, New Inn, who passed away on Saturday, June 11th, after an illness of about four months duration, borne with Christian-like fortitude. Deceased, who was well known and very highly respected, resided at the New Inn for 48 years. Her husband pre-deceased her nine years ago. The funeral, which was a public one, took place on Wednesday at the Mochdre Parish Churchyard, when a large number of relatives and friends attended to pay their last tribute. The service in Church was fully choral, and as the funeral cortege entered the Church suitable music was played on the organ. The hymns, < Days and moments quickly flying,' and < When our heads are bowed with woe' were very impressively sung by the choir. As the cortege left the Church the Dead March was played by Mr J. G. Inglis, this being the first occasion that the Dead March had been played on the new organ, which had been opened only the previous Thursday. The Vicar (Rev T. J. Roberts) offici- ated. The beautiful oak coffin with mahogany beading and massive brass fittings was supplied by Mr D. Tilsley, Mochdre. Deceased leaves five daughters to mourn their irreparable loss, with whom the greatest sympathy is felt. Floral tributes were sent by Lottie, Maria and Jack, Fanny and David, Annie and Fred, Babsie, Beatie and Ernie, Nesta and Nora, Mrs Lewis and family (Kingcoed), Mr and imrs Lewis (Peny- graig), Mr and Mrs R. and Miss Jones (Newtown), Rev T. J. and Mrs Roberts (Vicarage, Mochdre). Rev J. E. and Mrs Tompson (Esclusham Vicar- age), Mrs Cleaton (Llanfair-road, Newtown), Mr and Mrs Inglis (School House), Mr and Mrs D. Orrells (Talwrn), Miss A. Wilding (Village), all at Refel, Mrs Mostyn (Hyde Park), Mrs Buckley (Hyde Park).
THE EYESIGHT .OF THE WORKERS. Highly Important Departure by the County Infirmary. As will be seen by a report in another column, the Board of the Montgomeryshire Infirmary have completed arrangements with the Education Authority, whereby school children having de- fective eyesight may be treated at the institution by that eminent specialist-Dr Russ Wood. It is intended to extend this great boon by the issuing of tickets to subscribers, whereby persons who are eligible, may receive free treat- ment at the same hands. What this new departure will mean to the working classes of the county it is impossible to state, but the advantage alone of having treat- ment near their homes—and that of the highest character-it is difficult to over-estimate. The" recommendations," 11 hich are shortly to be issued by the Board, will be granted to sub- scribers at the rate of three for each guinea annually subscribed. Each recipient of a ticket 1 will be entitled to receive treatment for four months. Further and fuller particulars will be given at an early date. We trust that this public-spiritedness of the Board will receive that encouragement it so richly deserves, and that the efforts of the man- agement to still further medically aid deserving cases will meet with the financial support which the extension of its work will demand.
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LLANIDLOES. Obituary.—We regret, to record t i'-e> dea.th/ of Mrs Ann Hamer, widow of the late Mr Solomon Hamer, who passed away at her residence, the Royal Oak Inn, on Friday afternoon. Mr? Hamer had been ailing for some months, having had a paralytic seiz- ure, and although her condition improved some little time ago, she again gradually got worse. She leave.- five children witii whom the townspeople express feelings of the deepest sympathy. The funeral takes place on Tuesday afternoon. Borough Band.—The annual meeting of the Band was held in the Bandrocra on Men- day night last, when there was a full attend- ance. The following were elected officers for the ensuing year :-Ü ,nductor, Mr W. H. Hughes bandmaster. Mr Idris OWED secretary, Mr R. H. Roberts treasurer, Mr J .Morgan assistant, secretary, Mr Bert Davies librarians, Messrs C. Meredith and C. Edwards. A strong committee was appointed to conduct the affairs of the hand, and all are looking forward to having a successful vear. Accident.—Mr Torn Evans, of Maesllan, was the unfortunate victim of a serious ac- cident at the Van Mines on Monday after- noon. The miners were preparing 'to pro- ceed to the shaft to come out, one of whom was engaged in removing some planks. One of these accidentally fell, knocking Evans off the platform where he had been wi irking and precipitating him several feet. He wu-s unable to move, and had to be carried out of the mine. He was immediately conveyed to Dr Davies *,urLerv. where it was iourxi that his leg was broken in two place. Under skilful medical attention voung- Evans is on the way to recoverv. Obituary.—It is with the deepest regret we record the demise ..f Mrs Annie Jones wife of Dr Robert J. Junes, who passed- away on Thursday morning last after a short, illness following confinement. Mrs Jones was but 29 years nf age, and was t-ho daughter of Mr and Mrs Breese, of Gwernerin, Llandinam. She was married to Dr Jones only a year ago, and in thi«? .sudden and premature loss the sympathies of the inhabitants of the whole district are extended to the doctor and relatives. Mrs Jones, during her short, period of life at Llanidloes, was a welcome visitor in every home where the doctor's presence was re- quired, and the patients will miss her greatly. The funeral takes place this (Mon- day) afternoon at Llandinam. Anniversary Services.—The Sunday School anniversary services in connection with the English Wesleyan Sunday School were held yesterday (Sunday). In the morning and even- ing sermons were delivered by the Rev W. Beale, of Oswestry, and at both meetings the choir rendered special music. In the afternoon a miscellaneous programme of music, recitations, etc., was given by the scholars as follows:—Recitations, 55th chap- ter Isaiah, Miss E. Thomas recitation, Sunshine,' Miss Phyllis Jones solo, Come, ye happy children,' Miss Phyllis Jones recitation, 23rd Psalm, Miss Ethel Morris recitation, Miss Edwards recita- tation, 90th Psalm, Miss H. Thomas re- citation, Two sides to a page.' Miss Ida Jones recitation. All things bright and beautiful,' Miss Gwladys Lewis recitation, A minute too late.' Miss Mvianwy Jones. During the afternoon the choir nicely ren- dered several hymns. The Rev W. Beale delivered a short address to the children (m. "Character." Miss Annie Roberts, tha chapel organist, accompanied in her usual good stvle. OLD HALL SCHOOL.—The following item ap- peared in respect of the Executive Committee of the County Education Authority at Monday's meeting: '• It* was reported that the loan in res- pect of this school was overspent at the present time to the extent of X5 18s lid, and that this amount would probably be increased by a further payment to the contractor. Resolved—That the sum overspent be transferred to and paid out of revenue, and one-half charged upon the district concerned. Further resolved-That the non- septic filter tank be not provided, and that the sum in respect of this item be deducted from tho amount of the contract, the County Surveyor to enquire and report as to the sewage being disposed of by emptying the same on the adjoining land. That the County Surveyor be requested to hand in certificate for final payment as soon as possible, and that he get the existing well of the school premises cleared, and the water analysed."—This was agreed to.
MACHYNLLETH. Golf.—The local club sent repjesentatives to play against Newtown on Saturday, when the latters proved the victors after an en- joyable game. Obituary.—The death of Mrs Lumley Jones took place on Thursday afternoon last. Deceased was the wife of Mr Lloyd Jones, who is one of the leading Liberals m the town. Much sympathy is expressed with the bereaved husband and to Mrs Lumley and family. The deceased wa well-known as a singer of repute, and freely gave her services in any good cause. She will be much missed in local musical circles. The deceased was a sister of Messrs John and Fred Lumley, two local musical celebrities. Presentation.—A large gathering assem- bled at Gentleshaw School, near Lichfield, on 6th June, to do honour to a native of Machynlleth (the Rev James Gillart, and his wife), who was presented with handsome gifts in recognition of 25 years' devoted ser- vice as vicar of the parish. Mr Gillart was presented with a. cutlery canteen in a beautiful polished oak York cabinet, to- gether with a handsomely carved 1730 old oak grandfather clock. The joint gifts. to the Vicar and his wife were a fine bookcase with bureau centre, silver table lamp with silk shade, a silver fire-vase flower stand, four silver flower vases to match, and a pair of silver candlesticks. Lady Alexander Paget. made the presentation in a happy speech, which was received with great en- thusiasm. Mr Gillart thanked the donors on behalf of himself and his wife, and "feel- ingly alluded to his work in the parish and the happy feeling that existed between his family and the parishioners generally. The rev. gentleman is a son of the late Mr Richard Gillart, of Llynlloedd. and brother family and the parishioners generally. The rev. gentleman is a son of the late Mr Richard Gillart, of Llynlloedd. and brother to Messrs David Gillart (auctioneer). Rich- ard Gillart, J.P. (Plas estate agent), and Mr Edmund Gillart (solicitor and under- sheriff). SLEEPING OUT.-Before Mr T. R. Morgan, on Saturday, William English, a wayfarer, was charged by P.C. Richard E. Jones with sleeping in an out-building at Tyurhir, Isygarreg. The Officer proved the case, but the prisoner waa discharged with a cantion. CHAP.ITY -On Wednesday a special meeting of the Urban Council was held to receive a report of a committee regarding th. charity of the late Mr Edward Morgan in connection with the organist fund. The Committee considered that the charity was partly ecclesiastical and partly non-ecclesiastical. and recommended that the scheme should be apportioned. R.W.W. SPORTS.-Under the conductorship of Mr J. O. Williams, the Maebynlloth Male Voice Choir are preparing for the competition at the Royal Welsh Warehouse Sports, on the 25th June. The test pieces are "On the Ramparts" (Saintis), and Sorrows Tears (Cornelias), the latter to be unaccompanied. Mr J. O. Williams' Glee Party is also competing, the pitce being "Cwsg fy Maban, Cwsg" (W. M. Roberts). THE REASONS WHY!—Mr Haydn Jones, M.P., takes in hand the Board of Agriculture, and wants to know why the Welsh-speaking inspectorof the Board in the Machynlleth division was recently removed to another part of the country (where Welsh is of no use), whilst hie successor, what- ever his other qualifications may be, has not, it appears, the knowledge of the vernacular which is required in the Machynlleth district. Mr Jones also calls attention to the Charity Com- mission, and seeks to know from the member who represents the Commissioners in Parliament what steps are taken to render periodical statements of the income and expenditure of charities; whether the statements of account of charities received by the Charity Commissioners are audited. aud; it so, by whom.
THE BOROUGJT MEMBER writes asking to he excused for unanswered letters and delayed answers. Owing to the illness of his secretory he is overwhelmed with correspondence. He concludes: I hope to cope with it all by degrees. and asking meanwhile for the of my friends."