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MACHYNLLETH. LEGAL.—Mr. David Evans, clerk to Messrs. Howell and Morgan, has passed his final examination, qualifying him to act as a solicitor. him to act as a solicitor. NATIONAL PROVINCIAL BANK—We understand that Mr. J. R. Hughes has been appointed to be the manager of the Aberaeron branch of the National Provincial Bank of England. Mr. Hughes's departure from Machynlleth will be regretted, as during the eleven years he haslived here he has made himself respected and esteemed by all classes of the community. MONTGOMERYSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. On Wednesday afternoon, July 4, a meeting was held at the Vane Hall, for the purpose of appointing district com- mittees, electing a local secretary, settling prize lists, and transacting other business in connection with the show. Colonel Strousberg occupied the chair, and there were present Mr. R. Gillart, hon. sec., Messrs. D. Gilbertson, J. Evans, Fronygog, G. Jones, Cefngwyrgrug, Morgan, Wynnstay Arms, Llanbrynmair, Edwards, Abergwydol, Rowland Wood, butcher, J. Morgan, Rhiw Lwvfan, Richard Jones, S. Brees, Croeslyn, G. W. Griffiths, Edward Davies, Dolcaradog, Evans, Lion Hotel, and Owen, Mathafarn. It was resolved to hold a meeting in each parish to further the objects of the society, and a strong committee was appointed to carry out this resolu- tion. Mr Richard Jones proposed Mr. Joseph Evans as one of the local secretaries. Mr. Davies, Dolcaradog, seconded this, and it was carried. It was proposed that Mr. Jones Gillart, should also be a joint assistant secretary, and this was carried. After a discussion, it was decided to appoint a committee to settle the prize list. HIGHWAY BOARD, WEDNESDAY, JULY 4.—Present: Mr. R. Jones, chairman, the Rev. J. W. Kirkham, Mr. Edward Lewis, Mr. Evan Jones, Mr. John Watkin, Mr. John Morgan, Mr. Thomas Brees, the Rev. William Richards, Mr. John Rees, Mr. David Lewis, Mr. Griffith Jones, Mr. Thomas Evans; Mr. John Williams, clerk. D illife,-road. A letter was read from Mr. Shone, the manager of the Dylife mines, to say that the road was in a very bad state.—The Rev. J. W. Kirkham entered into a Ion, explanation respecting the road, and said it had never been a hardened roaft.-After a long conversation respecting the legal and equit- able rights of the read, the Rev. J. W. Kirkham moved that the I Clerk of the Board should write to the Clerk of the Peace for a copy of a record in reference to the diversion of any road or roads in the township of Pennant, in the parish of Llanbryn- mair, during the year 1835, or subsequently.—Mr. Evan Jones seconded this, and it was carried.—The Clerk was instructed to write to Mr. Shone, and send him a copy of the resolution passed at the meeting. The Rate in A id. —The decision given by the magistrates respecting the rate in aid for the maintenance of the turnpike roads was discussed. The feeling af the Board was strongly ex- pressed that the Highway Board was unfairly treated. It wis said the money was spent in two sets of officers It was decided that the Highway Board Surveyor should, with the waywardens go carefully into the cost of repairing the turnpike roads, ana report to the Board at an adjourned meeting to be held in a fortnight. Surveyor's Report.—The report was read, and the several sug- gestions it contained were discussed and disposed of. Estimates.—The following estimates of expenses for the ensu- ing quarter were agreed to :-Cemmes £ 7, Darowen £ 18, Pene- goes, £ 12, Llanwrin £ 12, Uwchygarreg £ 9, Isygarreg £ 7 4s., town of Machynlleth £ IS, Caereinion-fechan £ 312s., Llanbrynmair £ 25. Notice of Motion.—The Rev. J. W. Kirkham said "that he de- sired to adjourn or withdraw a motion he had made to bring the turnpike roads under the Highway Board. He gave as his reason the scant courtesy with which the Board had been treated. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 4.-Before C. F. Thruston, Esq., Capt. Ford, and R. Jones, Esq. DrunkenneRs.-Humphrey Davies, quarryman, was charged with being drunk and quarrelsome in the streets of Machynlleth on Tuesday, July 3. —Fined £ 1, and costs.—George Evans was charged with being drunk and furious driving, on the 13th of June, at Cemmes. He was galloping.—Fined 40s. and costs.— David Owen, Brithdir, Dolgelley, was charged with being drunk and driving a horse furiously at Cemmes, on the 21st of June. He was holding fast on his pony, and was leading an entire horse.-J ohn Humphreys and R. E. Jones gave evidence to the effect that defendant was neither drunk nor sober.—Fined 29s., and costs lis.-Cliristopher Jones, a travelling sweep, was charged with being drunk on the 9th of May.—Fined £ 2, in- cluding costs.—Martha Jones, his wife, was charged with being drunk at the same time and place.—Fined £ 2, and costs.—The Chairman said he was requested by his brother magistrates to say that there were seven cases of drunkenness on the sheet that day. Henceforth the old scale of tines would be discontinued, and in future very heavy penalties would be inflicted, to see if they could put an end to the outrageous conduct which was dis- gracing the district.—Michael Manning, pedlar, was charged with being drunk on the fair day, June 26th.—Fined 10s., and costs, 98. Defendant did not appear.—Edwin Evans was charged with being drunk. He admitted the offence.—The officer said defendant scaled the wall about twenty feet high, and was re- captured in a pigsty.-Fined £1, and costs, 10s. The Turnpike Traxt.—^lr. Wm. Jones, Clerk to the Trustees, laid an information against the Highway Board for £ 189, a rate in aid towards repairing the turnpike roads.—Mr. Lewis Wil- liams, the treasurer, produced his books. The items for labour and material were gone into by the Bench. The result was that the sum of tl59 seemed to be required for the next six months. At this stage, however, the Surveyor was asked what the roads would cost for the next six months, and he said about £ 40 a month, instead of A:18 as for the last six months. This was for the Montgomery roads.—The Bench then said it was clear the sum required was much more than £ 189, and therefore the decision of the Bench was for £189, in two instalments, one on the 1st of August and one on the 1st Nov. Noit-Maiitteiiaitee.-Tho-,iias Thomas, relieving officer, was charged with refusing to pay 6s. contributions towards his parents' relief.—A distress was ordered. RENT AUDIT. The Marquess of Londonderry's Rent Audit was held by Mr. R Gillart, at the Lion, on the 28th of June, and after the audit the company proceeded to the I'las grounds, where they were received by the Noble Marquess and Lord Henry Vane Tempest. Subsequently they partook of an excellent luncheon, provided by Mr. and Mrs. Evans of the Lion, at the Vane Hall, where, in addition to the tenants, there were present:—The Marquess of Londonderry (who presided), Lord Henry Vane Tempest, Mr. R. Gillart, the Revs. J. M. Jones, D. Pryce, R. J. Edwards, J. Roberts, Mr. D. Howell, Dr. Llovd, Dr. Davies, Messrs. J. Jones Evans, G. W. Griffiths, H. Lloyd Jones, E. Williams, W. Wil- liams, Braiehgoch, J. J. Davies, Tynyberth, J. Owen, Llawrpene- goes, W. Hughes, C. S. Moon, Genwern, C. R. Kenyon, Bryn- llwydwyn, L. Pugh, Pwlliwrch, L. Williams, accountant, J. Evans, Lion Hotel, R. Smith, Glanclywedog, Llanidloes, H. Lewis, D. Evans, J. Dix, D. Davies. Mr. KENYON, in complimentary terms, proposed the" Bishops and Clergy, and Ministers of all Denominations," to which the Rev J. M. JONES responded.—He was very gratified he said, to find the toast so favourably received by a mixed company of Churchmen and Dissenters. (Hear, hear.) It was very pleasant for them as clergy and ministers, amidst graver duties, to be present on festive occasions such as the present. He concluded by saying he was sure all of them, clergy und laity, would wel- come the Montgomeryshire Agricultural Society to the town. Mr. DAVID HOWELL said it was his privilege to propose the next toast. He had on many occasions the pleasure of being present at rent dinners presided over by the respected agents of the large estates in this neighbourhood. But much as they re- spected those gentlemen—and they did highly respect and es- teem them for the manner in which they discharged their im- portant duties—he felt sure that they were all proud, and no one more so than Mr. Gillart, of the honour they now enjoyed for the first time in thirty years of having their noble landlord present as their* host at the audit dinner. (Cheers.) He need only mention another name to ensure the warmest reception to the toast, and that was the name of the noble Marchioness. (Applause.) He begged to propose, in the words of the old Welsh adage. Y gwr bia'r nenbren," the Marquess and Mar- chioness of Londonderry. The Marquess of LONDONDERRY, in responding, said Ir. Howell and gentlemen,—I return, on the part of Lady London- derry and myself, my sincere thanks for the kind manner in which the toast has been proposed and responded to by you. It is a somewhat curious coincidence that during the 31 years I have been an adopted son of Wales I have never till now had the opportunity of meeting my tenantry on the rent-day. I may, however, say that it was no fault of my own, but it was other duties that prevented me from being amongst you. It is, therefore, with great pleasure that I am for the first, but I hope not for the last, time—(cheers)—present among you this day,—a day which may be celebrated as the coronation day of our most gracious sovereign. I am fully persuaded that the alliance between landlord and tenant should be "live and let live"—(cheers)—and if any difference should arise the fault must be on one side or another. (Hear, hear.) During the thirty years that I have presided over the tenantry, I trust that through the exertions of our excellent agent everything has been done to promote your welfare. (Cheers.) It has been the earnest wish and earnest hope of Lady Londonderry and myself that we should follow in the footsteps of those who have gone from amongst us—especially those of my father-in-law, the late Sir John Edwards—a name which will ever be respected in this town and neighbourhoad to follow in his footsteps, and to hand down to posterity, to our children's children, a n;uae unsullied and unforgotten. (Applause.) I hope that the good feeling which has hitherto existed between the tentntry-tiidotirselves may last as long as we live. (Cheers.) The worthy curate of this parish has rather entrenched upon a question that I had to bring before you. I do nat blame him for it, for he, as well as myself, is anxious to get the Montgomery- shire Agricultural Society amongst us. I have been requested to accept the office of President of that Society. (Hear, hear.) I believe that the show will be held on September 21st. I have also been requested to provide a piece of ground for holding the show. I have also been requested—(laughter)—to subscribe towards the funds of the Society and I have also been asked— (i.tughter)--in the e7ent of Towyn, Scuborcoed, and other places being allowed to unite with the Society, to provide for special prizes for this neighbourhood. All these things I shall do. (Cheers.) And I hope that we shall all unite in order to have a good and satisfactory show. If we have a good show, it is pro- bable that in a few years the Society will again visit Machyn- lleth. (Hear, hear.) I have now merely to ask you to drink the Health of the tenants of the Londonderry estates," and I couple with the toast the name of Mr. Meredith, and our re- spected agent—Mr. Gillart. (Applause.) Mr. MEREDITH, in returning thanks, said that he did not think there was anywhere an estate where better feelings existed between landlord and tenant than on the Plas Machyn- lleth estate. (Cheers.) On the one hand he did not think that there was any landlord who had shown greater kindness and a greater desire to see all his tenants happy than the noble Mar- quess had—(hear, hear)—and, on the other hand, he micht say that that a more industrious and thrifty tenantry than that of the Plas estate could not be found. (Hear, hear.) Sir. GILLART, in responding, endorsed the sentiments ex- pressed by Mr. Meredith. He agreed with him as to the relation which ought to exist between landlord and tenant, and he was glad to say as regarded the Plas Machynlleth estate, that such a relation did exist, and, in discharging his duties as agent, he had always endeavoured to avoid everything that would mar this good feeling. (Hear, betr.) This was the thirty-fourth rent-day he had attended since he had undertaken the agency of the estate, and during his agency many changes had taken place in the tenantry. He wished to refer to a subject in which, he believed, they all felt an interest, and that was the Mont- gomeryshire Agricultural Show, which was to be held at Mach- ynlleth. He had been asked to undertake the office of honorary secretary and although he could have wished the appointment to have fallen intll abler hands, still he felt determined to do his utmost in that capacity to make the show successful. (Cheers.) Although, as he had said at the committee held at Llanidloes, they at Machynlleth could not compete with Llanidloes :nd the other towns in which the show had been held, still with co- operation they would not discredit Machynlleth on the 21st of September. They could not successfully" compete with other districts in the county as regards animals, but they had special prizes for the-Machynlleth Union and parish of Llanfihangel-y- DPtennant. Withregar(I to the necessary funds he might mention that there was a balance from the local show held years ago, which might be used, but tliev must not depend upon that. On the whole, farmers had not seen Vietter times than the present, and he hoped they would all contribute as liberally as possible. They ought to have £ 200 from the district, otherwise they would disgrace themselves. Collectors would call upon them in a few days, and when their contributions would be brought together he hoped that the amount would exceed what was now antici- pated. The special prizes would be confined to the district of the original Machynlleth Agricultural Society. Hence they would not he competinsr with other parts of the county. Those residing in Montgomeryshire would be allowed to compete for the society's prizes. He had often wished that some members of the Plas tamuy should he present on rent-days, as he believed that it would strengthen the good feelings which now existed be- tween the landlord and tenant, and the oftener similar gather- ings were IwM the better. (Cheers.) Dr. LLOYD wished to propose the health of a hlly who. by her condescension *nd affability, had endeared herself to ail classes, especially to the poor. Although her ladyshin did not reside amongst them ot ¡,resent. yet he felt sure that her kind feelings towards iheui remained the same. They would all join in wish- ing Lady Kdward# LTug life and happiness. (Cheers.) The MARQUESS or LONDONDERRY said—For the honour you I nave_ done Lady Edwards in drinking her health, I return you my sincere thanks._ I need not say that her ladyship always s an interest in this town, and she is never happier than when amongst you, and I hope she will be long spared to visit ,\r next toast I have to propose to you is f Vls.ltors T who have honoured us with their presence here ;V6ning- believe that all those who hSre known me since LCame ^■on^t -vou that I have never presumed thrn,?»h Vh Ih i t any descriPtion. I have endeavoured « f *hole of my association with you to preserve a strict neutrality, and never to intrude my own political feelings upon any occasion. (Hear, hear.) But on this occasion I must touch slightly and I hope impartially, upon an event that has occurred in this county His lordship then proceeded to savthat when, owing to the death of the late Lord-Lieutenant, a vacancv had occurred m the representation of the Montgomeryshire Boroughs he had not the slightest idea or conception that he would be called upon to ask his son to become a candidate There being a division in the Conservative camp, and resolutions passed at Newtown and Llanidloes having been sent to him re- questing Lord Castlereagh to come forward, he (the speaker) against his own wish, agreed to do his best under those circum- stances. (Cheers.) Lord Castlereagh came down and fought these boroughs. (Applause.) Unfortunately, the main object lie had m view in bringing him forward, viz., the healing of a breach, h;td, he feared, been a great cause of his being defeated Dy a large majority. Although it was quite impossible under the secret voting to know who were friends and who were enemies, yet, from the local information he had received he felt certain tnat the resolutions received from Newtown and Llanidloes had been fulfilled. (Cheers.) He wished he could sav the same of the other end of the county but he did not wish to say anything lZ'tr,r:Dt- .Acc"r,,lln:-r t0 the principles in which lie had 1 beenbi ou„lit up, he would be the last to interfere with a person's ?1°^feehngs" (Cll(*re.) A man was bound bv 1 R -??e case> an(} conscience in the other. But with regard to the borough with which he had been associated for about thirty years, he might sa-v to the visitors present that although his tenantrv were free to exercise their own opinions, yet he should, as a 1 I, ;/61; i:Utl'0,'Sh perhaps prejudiced, tell them that thev had at the last election lost a good man—(apphwise)—and a mail who, like the speaker s father-in-law, would never barter his principles for a seat in Parliament. (Loud applause.) What* ever his future would be, he, as a father, would say that thev had lost a good and true man. (Cheers.) He wished to say one word more. He held that in secret voting canvassing should be done away with-(hear)-but he said that a man was no man who promised his vote and broke his promise. (Hear, hear.) He thanked the visitors who had favoured them with their pre- sence and he would conclude by saying that he thanked those kind friends who honestly, conscientiously, without fear or trembling, recorded their votes in favour of Lord Castlereagh. (Gheers.) He begged leave to counle with the toast the names of Mr H. Lloyd Jones and Mr. Smith, of Llanidloes. Mr. JONES having briefly responded, Mr. SMITH, in returning thanks, expressed a hope that the Machynlleth fanners would do their utmost to make the Agri- cultural Show as complete a success as the one held at Llanid- loes. Referring to the election, he said that if the other boroughs had worked so well as Newtown and Llanidloes, the Conservative candidate would have been returned. Colonel 8TROUSBHRH proposed The health of Viscount and Viscountess Castlereagh." He said that he could not allow the opportunity to pass without expressing his regret that thev had not elected Lord Castlereagh as their representative in the House of St. Stephen. He regretted it for two reasons, first because he (the speaker) was a Conservative, and secondly, be- cause the town of Machynlleth had lost an opportunity of forming a strong and valuable tie, and they could ill afford to lose such an opportunity. His opinion was that his defeat should be attributed to the objection taken to the Burials Bill introduced by the Government, and not to any split in the Con- servative ranks. On this point he differed from the noble Mar- quess. Lord Castlereagh had fought manfully and noblv— (cheers)-and what he had fought was, he felt assured, only a preamble to what he would yet fight. (Cheers.) He hoped that all present would work unitedly and resolutely in order to en- sure his return at the next election. (Cheers.) Lord HENIIY YANE TEMPEST (who was received with immense cheering), in the absence of his brother, thanked them for the manner in which the toast had been proposed and received. He wished Lord Castlereagh had been present to thank them per- sonally, as he would have been much more able to do so than himself. His brother would have been proud to represent the Montgomery boroughs in Parliament—(hear)— and he felt con- fident that had he been elected he would have represented the wishes of his constituents to the very inch. (Cheers.) But as the poet said :— It is not for mortals to command success. Though they deserve it." (Laughter.) And as the election had now passed away. he hoped they would all forget it. He also thanked them on behalf of his sister-in-law, to whom they had given a reception such as only Welshmen could give when she first came to Machynlleth. She had, however, only been twenty-four hours amongst them before she received the sorrowful news of the death of her father—Lord Shrewsbury which necessitated her return. He then proposed the Town and Trade of Machynlleth," and after dwelling upon the improvements that had taken place in the town, he coupled with the toast the name of Mr. G. W. Griffiths and Mr. Brees. Mr. GRIFFITH and Mr. BREES responded. Mr. JOHN EVANS proposed the health of Lord Henry Vane Tempest. (Cheers.) They all knew how great an interest his lordship had taken in the Sheep Dog Trials held at Machynlleth last October; and he had no doubt that his lordship would take an equal interest in the coming Agricultural Show. (Cheers.) He gave them the Health of Lord Henry Vane Tempest, and the Junior members of the Plas-Machynlleth family." Lord HENRY Y ASE TEMPEST, in a humourous speech, returned thanks. The Rev. R. J. EDWARDS, Corris, gave The Quarry Inter- est," to which Mr. E. WILLIAMS, Braichgoch Quarry, re- sponded. Mr. JAMES GILLART gave "The Host and Hostess," and Mr. Ev^'s having responded, The Noble MARQUESS said that before giving them the next toast he would read a telegram he had received from the Marchioness of Londonderry. L The telegram ran thus Pray remember me to all your friends and guests." His Lordship having given Our next merry iiiec-ting," the company separated, after spending a most enjoyable evening.







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