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MACHYNLLETH. ISITORS.—There is a good number of visitors in the town at present. The excellent fishing obtain- able in the Dovey forms the attraction. OBITUARY.—The death took place on Tuesday afternoon, at Cae'rgogrydd, Aberhosan, of Mr Hugh Pugh, formerly miller at Felinycoed, at the advanced age of seventy-five. Deceased was well known in the town and his friends heard of his death with regret. The funeral takes place to-day (Friday). POSTAL SUCCESS — Mr D. E. Jones, son of Mr Jones, sub-postmaster of Ceinws, and Mr E. R. Evans, son of Mr R. Evans, gardener, Machynlleth, two clerks under Mr Clements, postmaster, Mach- ynlleth. have been successful in passing the civil service examination. During Mr Clements's perioa of office at Machynlleth, which is less than two years, six clerks under his instruction have passed the civil service examination. ACCIDENT.—On Wednesday at mid-day whilst a horse attached to a waggon containing a load of soones was being driven from the Railway Station to Dovey Bridge, the waggon by some means or other broke in two. The horses got frightened and dashed away with a portion of the conveyance be hind them, but were caught a short distance lower down the road. The driver was slightly hurt on the side. The horae and waggon are the property of Mr Robertson, Goat Inn. MUSICAL.—Master Goronwy Davies, son of Mr Hugh'ies, cnemist, Machynlleth, has been suc- cessful in pissing the preliminary examination, grade 1, of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, recently held at Wrexham. He came out in the honours list, gaining eighty-seven marks out of the possible 100, the pass number of marks being sixty five. Miss Mary Hughes, daughter of Mr John Hughes, Dovey View, has passed the pre- liminary examination in connection with the Lon- don College of Music. At the i"esbyter:*u Chapel, on luesday evening, a h ctuic was delivered by the Rev Thomas Bournemouth, one of the best lecturers ot the; any, on Beside the Bonnie Briar Bu-h" (Tar: MtcLu-cn ) Mr Evans, who many years ago acted as master of Aberhosan School is well known in Machynlleth, and this fact, together wit-li his fame as a lecturer, resulted in an exceed- ingly large audience. The lecture, as could be ex- pected, was wonderfully interesting and entertain- ing. The proceeds will be devoted cowards the Chapel fond. Mr J. G. Jenkins, N.P. Bank, pre- sided over the meeting. Tla; OLUiSTKER*,— Beautiful weather prevailed during the annual training in camp of the Volun- teers at Porthcawl last week. During the week, sham fights were arranged and sports were also held. The inspection took place on Thursday under the direction of General Forestier Walker. The General made special references to the efficiency of the 5th Battalion, of which the Machynlleth (D) Company forms a part. The training ended on Saturday. The Machynlleth conting-nt arrived home at half-past eight in the evening. They marched in excellent order to the Armoury under the command of Lieutenant Wakefield and Ser- geant Instructor Hemmings aud were afterward dismissed. The streets were thickly lined with spectators as the volunteers marched past, and the soldierly bearing of the company was much re- marked upon. COUNTY SCHOOL SUCCESS. — Master T. W. Phillips, son of Mr Pnillips, schoolmaster of the British School, Cemmaes, and a pupil of the Mach- ynlleth Intermediate School, who last-year brought distinction upon the school by being the first in the list of sticcessiul candidates in the Cambridge local examination for the whole of the United Kingdom and the Colonies and who was awarded £8 by the Cambridge Senate, has this year again added to the laurels of the school by passing the London matriculation examination in the honours division. He was the fourth on the honours' list and has been awarded an exhibition of JE15 per annum for a, period of two years. Master Phillips, who clearly has a brilliant future before him, is not yet seventeen years of aõe. Miss Frances Reese, daughter of Mr Evan Reese, Mount Pleasant, another pupil of the school, has also passed the London matriculation examination. Mr Llewelyn Hughes and Miss Susan Humphreys, two pupils from the school,, have also succeeded in obtaining posts under the Post Office Department out of several hundred candidates. These constant successes reflect great credit upon Mr H. H. Meyler, the headmaster, and the other members of the staff, and the Governors of the school are to be congratulated on the marked progress of the school. SCHOOL BOARDI—The monthly meeting of the Board was held on Saturday when there were pre- sent the Rev W. g., Jones, the Rev D. H. Hughes, and Mr Richard Gillarc.—The Board voted ia favour of the Rev W. S. Jones, Mr John Row- lands, solicitor, and Mr John Marshall Dugdale Llanfyllin, and Mr R. Williams, Newtown, as the four governors to represent the Montgomeryshire School Board on the Governing Body of the Uni- versity College of Wales.—The Towyn and Pennal School Board wrote stating that they would be pleased to co-operate with the Board in securing better attendance at the schools—The annual re- ports were read.—The report of the pupil teachers examination showed that the four, candi- dates presented were successful, Miss Eliz. J. Evans and Miss Frances Davies passing the third year examination, Miss Maglona Williams the second year, and Miss Mary E. Jones the first year' examinations. The report as to the schools-was as. follows :—Mixed school: "This school/is taught by. sound methods and the progress made during' the last year has been creditable. Under these- circumstances the higher principal grant is now. t recommended, but attention should continue to ba. paid to those points in the work which were pointed out to the Masteap as being still compara- tively weak. The needlework of the higher standards is not strong though Improvement has been, made in the latter part of the year. The prsent. school premises are old-fashioned, inconvenient.. and not well arranged for teaching and it is hoped that the Board will now take into con- sideration the question of providing entirety new premises. Infant's school The order afid touve of this school is good and the children are welt aDd sympathetically taught. The slassroom is- badly ventilated."—The Education Department also directed special attention to the Inspec- tor's remarks on the unsatisfactory nature of the premises and to request that the Board would forthwith take the matter into consideration and inform the department what steps it proposes to take towards improving OF replacing tbem. The omission of the annual inspection oj the school in 1900 was. sanctioned,- The Clerk (Mr Davies Williams), 3aid the total grant was £247 10s 6d, an increase of about £3Qoa the grant of the last year.—Consideration ol the question of the premises was deferred to the next meeting.—It was resolved to ask Miss M. OWeD, the newly-appointed assistant mistress, to under- take the instruction of sewing for a consideration of £5 extra in her salary.—Kills and salaries amount" ing to JE121 were passed.