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MACHYNLLETH. ACCIDENT.—At noon on Saturday last a man named David Williams, about sixty years of age, employed as a labourer to repair the approaches to the railway station, was attempting to cross the line as a train was entering the station, and was knocked down by the engine, and sustained a severe fracture of the thigh. He was re- moved to his lodging, and attended to by Mr D. R. Pughe, surgeon. The limb has been set, and we learn that the sufferer is progressing satisfactorily. DEATH FROM BURNING.—Mr D. R. Pughe, coroner, held an inquest on Saturday evening, touching the death of Jane Williams, eleven years of age, daughter to John Williams, labourer, living in the Garsiwn, Machynlleth. The deceased, on the 21st ult., whilst her mother was out working, went to the fire to raise the kettle a link or two higher up the chain by which it was held over the fire, and in doing so her clothes became ignited, and she was badly burnt. Mr Lloyd, surgeon, attended her, and ad- ministered the proper remedies for her severe injuries; but the poor child expired on the 30th ult. The jury returned a verdict of Death from burning." WALKING THE BOUNDS OF THE PARISH. -A vestry meet- ing was convened on Saturday last, Mr David Howell in the chair, when, in accordance with a public notice that had been given of the intention of the vestry of propos- ing that the boundaries of the town and liberties of Machynlleth should be perambulated, it was resolved that perambulation was desirable, and that it should be commenced on that day (Saturday), and that, where de- sirable, stones or other marks should be fixed or made, with the view of preserving the ancient boundaries. Several persons took part in this old-fashioned practice, which, we believe, was considered expedient on account of certain landed proprietors of the town and neighbourhood having attempted to make encroachments. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY.- -Before Major Davies and J. R. M. Ford, Esq. Assault.John Jones was summoned for having as- saulted William Jones. The parties reside in the parish of Cemmaes, and it appeared that on the 17th of December the complainant was in the Penrhos Arms public-house, at Cemmaes, and met the defendant there with a man named Thomas Leek. Some conversation took place and the defendant used threatening language and attempted to strike the complainant.—Defendant admitted having used a threat.—Fined Is., and cos..s, 9s.—Leek was also summoned by the same compla nant for aiding arid abetting Jones.—He was also fined, including costs, 10s. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, WEDNESDAY. -Present Mr Edward Davies (chairman), the Rev. Geo. Griffiths, Messrs R. Gillart, G. W. Griffiths, John Owen, Robert Roberts, Owen Daniel, John Jones, Richard Jones, and Morris Davies. Finance.—The amounts expended by the relieving officers upon out-door relief during the past fortnight were reported as follows Mr Lewis vVilliams, Machynlleth district, 258 lls. Mr Daniel Howell, Darowen district, JE53 19s. Mr William Bell, Pennal district, JE64 8s. 6d.— Balance at the bank, t535 17s. Id. Bills.-The usual quarterly bills were examined and passed. The Master's Report.— Mr Thomas, the master, reported that the number of inmates at present in the house was thirty-eight. Nineteen tramps had been relieved during the past fortnight. Vaccination. -The registrar of births produced lists of persons who had neglected to comply- with the require- ments of the Vaccination Act during the past half-year.— After some discussion the Rev. Geo. Griffiths proposed, and Mr Gillart seconded, that the guardians take proceed- ings against all defaulters.—Agreed to.-Attlie suggestion of Mr G. W. Griffiths, it was agreed that the registrars should be requested to furnish the guardians with the names of all defaulters since January, 1(868.—The clerk was directed to write to the medical officers of the union, } imforming them that proceedings are to be taken against defaulters, and requesting them to forward all certificates of cases that had been attended to. The Board sat nearly four hours.












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