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MACHYNLLETH. SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION.— This election will take place on December 2nd. The following are the members of the present Board :—Rev Canon Trevor, Rev Josiah Jones, Rev W. S. Jones, Rev D. Morgan, and Mr Richard Gillart. The nominations close on November 20th, and the last day for with. drawals is November 25th. AGRICULTURAL LECTURE.—On Monday evening Mr Tom Parry, U.C.W., Aberystwyth, delivered a lecture at the Vane Hall on agriculture, confining his remarks to the laying down of land for pasture. Mr R. Gillart presided, and said he thought the lectures would prove of great importance to farmers and their sons. INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL. Mrs Davies gave the second tea in aid of the Intermediate School build- fund on Thursday afternoon. The Vane Hall was crowded and the proceeds amounted to between £ 8 and X9. LITERARY SOCIETY. The Rev. W. L. Jones pre- sided over the meeting of this society held on Monday evening. The weekly events were given by Mr D. Lloyd Jones Miss Jennie Leek give a reading and a debate on Arbitration v. War took place. Mr T. Bowen and Mr Ashton spoke in favour of Arbitration and Mr R. Jones and Mr E. Edwards in favour of war. On a division, twenty voted for arbitration and ten for war. ACCIDENTS.—A serious accident occurred to a man named Hugh Edwards of Pontcarneddi whilst engaged in blasting operations at Cwmebol Slate- works, Pennal, last week. He charged the hole whilst hanging on to a rope attached to the rock, and before he had time to get to a place of safety the explosion took place. The debris, fortunately, was blown over his head and fell on the ground several yards distant.but two large stones caught him on the head and arm, severely lacerating the latter, whilst his head was m-ich bruised.—On Monday evening, whilst returning home on her bicycle from ''emnies, Mrs arruthers met with an accident near velinger- lig A dog rushed at her and, iosin control of uer machne. she foil on to the rrad. f-be was much b¡uiEcd and received a severe shakinL,O Tuesday evening ai, accident occurred to the eight-year-old son of Mr William Lewis, school attendance officer. He btoke his arm whilst playing leap-frog" with some companions in Maengwyn Street. — The patients were all attended to by Dr. Williams. FUNERAL.—The remains cf Emily Evans, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Evans, G" enfieid Street, were interred in the Parish Churchyard on Wednesday. The Rev. D. T. Hughes (curate) officiated at the house in Welsh. The body was met at the Church by the clergy and the surpliced choir. Two favourite hymns of deceased's were sung most effectively by the choir, viz., Days and moments quickly flying," and Christ hath gathered in His own," Mr. Roger Howell, School- house, presiding at the organ. The body was carried out of Church preceded by the choir singing the Nunc Dimittis." The Lesson was read by the Rev. Humphrey Lloyd, curate of Trefnant, St. Asaph, an uncle of the deceased. The coffin was covered with wreaths, sent by the following :-The Marchioness (D.) of Lon londerry, Miss Griffiths (late Rectory), Miss Pughe (Bank), Miss Edwards (Rhiwlas), Mrs. Joseph Evans (Fronygog), Miss Bahham and Miss Merrett, Miss Lizzie Lewis, Miss Edith Lloyd, Miss Agnes and Edith Jones, Miss Nelly Harries (Station), Miss Lily Owen, Miss L. Evans, Miss Evelyn Pearce, Miss Polly Leeke, Mrs. Edmunds (Wynnstay Hotel), Mrs. Parsons (Burcombe House), and others. The hymn 0 fryniau Caersalem" (Elliot) was sung by the choir at the grave. EISTEDDFOD.—A report of the afternoon meeting appeared in our last issue and we now give below the result of the evening meeting: At the evening meeting Dr E Davies Rees presided, and there was a crowded audience. Mr David Morgan opened the eisteddfod by singing Hen Wlad y Menyg Gwynion," and several englynion were afterwards given. Mr Teddy Jones was awarded the prize for the violin solo, and Mr John Lumley and party won the prize for singing Hiraeth y Cymro." For the essay "History of religion in Machynlleth," Mr Jones, Union Workhouse, was awarded the prize (10s 6d), which he returned to the Committee. Mr John Lumley was awarded the prize for the tenor solo Llwybr y Wyddfa." There were twelve competitors in reciting Ymson y Llofrudd," 1, R E Jones, Towyn. For the duet, tenor and bass, Messrs. J E Roberts and Isaac Jones, Abergynolwyn, were awarded the prize. Gwilym Dyfi proved the winner out of seven com- petitors on the elegy to the late Mr. Adam Evans. Miss Lizzie Evans, Abergynolwyn, was awarded the prize for singing Merch y Morwr." Four came forward in the penillion singing competition, and as neither had observed the proper rules, the prize was divided between the fonr. The entries for the basso solo numbered twenty-three, and the prize was divided between David Price, Corris, and Isaac Jones, Abergynolwyn. The Corris Male Voice Party, conducted by Mr. H. Jones, were awarded the prize for singing Wyr Philistia." SAD BURNING FATALITY. On Thursday evening Mr. John Rowlands, coroner, held an inquest at the Town Hall, Machy- nlleth, on the body of a woman named Mary Jones, aged 84, a pauper residing at Penrallt Street, Machynlleth, who died through severe burning on the previous evening. The evidence of Elizabeth Thomas, a neighbour of the deceased, was to the effect that she saw smoke coming out of the house of the deceased. She called a man named Holt, and they went into the house. They found the deceased behind the door with her clothes all on .fire.-P.C. Tudor stated that he was called at seven o'clock, and the deceased died in the course of ten minutes. He put the fire out with the assistance of others.—Dr. A. O. Davies said that when he was called in he found the de- ceased lying on the floor with her clothes all ablaze. Her arms and face were per- fectly black, and he threw a quilt over the flames. The deceased held a lump of coal in her hands, and the marks on the face would seem .to show that she had fallen into the fire. His opinion was that she died from shock following the burns. —Mr. Joseph Evans, J.P., said that he felt the accident deeply. He had tried to get someone to look after the de.eased.-The Coroner having summed up, the jury returned a verdict that the deceased died from shock, consequent on her clothes and body taking fire.-Dr. Davies desired to say that P.C. Tudor was deserving of much praise for the way he behaved in putting the fire out. COUNTY COURT.—SATURDAY. Before His Honour Judge William Evans. FALSE SWEARING IN COURTS OF JUSTICE. On behalf of the officials of the court, Mr David Evans (the registrar) begged to offer His Honour their most sincere congratulations upon his ap- pointment to the district. The appointment gave great satisfaction in the country and he hoped that His Honour would live long to discharge the duties. -Mr John Rowlands, solicitor, on behalf of the suitors and advocates of the court, also con- gratulated His Honour. It was gratifying to find that His Honour bad been appointed to the judge- ship and, as had already been stated, it had caused general satisfaction in their midst. He was sure that the suitors would feel highly gratified to know that they would be permitted at all times to give their evidence as far as possible in their own language, as it had already been the custom in that court for some years. It would be further gratifi- cation to them to know that His Honour was conversant with that language. As regards the advocates it would be their privilege and duty to help the court at all times in the discharge of its duties. — His Honour said that he was very much obliged to the officials and advocates, who he had atwavs found assisting him with their advice and knowledge in matters which came before that court. He was quite sure from what he had seen of them that the relations hitherto existing between him, and they knew that he was no stranger in that country, would continue. He took occasion on the previous day to make a few remarks with reference to the very commonly stated charge that false swearing was more common in that Principality than in other parts of the Empire or Kingdom. Dealing with this statement he was simply dealing with it so far as it raised any distinction between Wales and the other parts of the empire. Now he had nothing to do with questions ot isolated false swearing because any- body with ary experience must, know that in every country and every court instances of false swear- ina tuitjht occur. He was simply dealing with the distinction such as that set up, and all he said was that he had not discovered that such distinction did exist between that country and any other part of the United Kingdom. As regards the speaking of Welsh he thought it a righr, on the part of the witnesses that they should be allowed to give their evidence in their own language. So long as he occupied that position he would always allow any questions ol isolated false swearing because any- body with ar,y experience must, know that in every country and every court instances of false swear- ina tuitjht occur. He was simply dealing with the distinction such as that set up, and all he said was that he had not discovered that such distinction did exist between that country and any other part of the United Kingdom. As regards the speaking of Welsh he thought it a right on the part of the witnesses that they should be allowed to give their evidence in their own language. So long as he occupied that position he would always allow any witness who came before him to give hia evidence in the language in which he thought. ANWYL V. JONES.—Mary Anwyl, Llain, Melin- byrhedyn, sued Richard Jones, Brynbrain, Daroweu, farmer, for the sum of L3 10s, being the amount due for a sheep, clover seeds, &c.—There was a counter-claim for £ 2 12s, in respect of a chaff- cutter, labour, &c.—Mr John Rowlands, solicitor, appeared for the defence.—The case was adjourned from the last Court in order that the plaintiff might amend the summons by joining her son, who was the tenant of Brynbrain, as co-plaintiff. The plaintiff said that her witnesses had not reached the Court, and his Honour agreed to hear the plaintiff.—The dispute was so trifling that his Honour suggested that the parties should settle the case amongst themselves. This the plaintiff refused to. do.—The defence was that the plaintiff was not the tenant of the farm.—The Judge said the plaintiff had plenty of opportunity of putting matters right, and if she had been represented he would have given judgment against her long ago. He would give judgment for defendant.—Mr Row- lands said that under the circumstances they would abandon the counter-claim.—His Bonour said it would be better to say that defendant would not proceed with the counter-claim if the plaintiff pro- ceeded no further.

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