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MACHYNLLETH. THE SANITARY STATE OF THE TOWN. At the adjourned meeting held on the 26th ult., at the Board Room of the Workhouse, there were present-the Rev. W. G. Davies, chairman, Mr E. Davies, deputy- chairman, Mr R. Gillart, Mr G. W. Griffiths, Mr John Owen, Mr John Davies, Mr Morris Davies, Mr John Davies, Mr Evan Jones, Mr W. Ryder, Mr Robert Roberts, and Mr Griffith Griffiths, guardians; Mr D. Howell, clerk; Mr C. F. Thruston, Mr Sackville Phelps, Mr E. Morgan, Mr Thos. Morgan, Mr J. O. Jones, Mr Strausbourg, Mr Richard Jones, Mr David Jones (Uni- corn), Rev. G. Griffiths, Rev. J. M. Jones, Mr David Owen; Dr Lloyd, and Dr Pryce. Mr Szlumper, of Aberystwyth, was also present. Mr HOWELL stated that in accordance with the resolu- tions agreed to at the last meeting, he had issued notices, warning owners and occupiers against permitting the ex- istence of nuisances, and also requesting applications to be made for an inspector of nuisances for the town and liberties of Machynlleth. He had received applications from Messrs Richard Williams, Robt. Edward Stephens, Lumley Williams (Tymawr, Eglwysfach), David James (Miners' Arms), Wm. Davies, cabinet-maker, John Owen, joiner, David Lloyd, and Edward Morgan, county court bailiff. It appearing that Mr Lumley Williams had filled the office temporarily upon a previous occasion, it was moved by Mr C. F. THRUSTON, and seconded by Mr EDWARD DAVIES, that Mr Lumley Williams be appointed inspector of nuisances for the town and liberties of Machynlleth, at a salary of £1 per week, the engagement to be terminable at a week's notice. Mr JOHN JoRES moved as an amendment, and it was seconded by Mr MORRIS DAVIES, that Mr David Lloyd be appointed. On being put to the vote, the amendment was lost. Mr GRIFFITHS proposed, and Mr GILLART seconded, the appointment of John Owen; this amendment also was lost. David Jones was next proposed by Mr JOHN DAVIES, but found no seconder: and Edwd. Morgan, proposed by Mr ROBT. ROBERTS, shared a similar fate. Mr Lumley Williams was thereupon appointed. On the motion of Mr GILLART, seconded by Mr GRIFFITHS, it was unanimously resolved that the salary be charged against the town and liberties of Machynlleth.' Mr E. DAVIES moved, and it was seconded by Mr GILLART, and carried unanimously, that Mr Szlumper be instructed to prepare a report upon the present drain- age of the town of Machynlleth, with recommendations as to improved drainage, and estimates of cost of the same, and to supply the Board of Guardians with sections and rough sketch plan upon which his report may be founded, and that his report also include the desirability of a supply of water for flushing purposes. The cost not to exceed 218." It was understood that the expense should be defrayed by voluntary subscription, and that when the works are constructed the sum of 218 is to be deducted from the usual commission of five per cent., assuming that Mr Szlumper should be hereafter employed. It was resolved that the inspector lay before the Guardians, at their next meeting, a list of those houses which are not provided with sufficient privy accommoda- tion, and give the names of landlords and tenants. COUNTY COURT, MONDAY.—Before Thomas Hum- phreys, Esq., Deputy-Judge. The cause list contained three adjourned hearings, ninety original hearings, seven commitment hearings, eleven adjourned commitment hearings, and one appli- cation in bankruptcy. Evans Vt Evans.—Robert Evans, a miner, was sued by Morris Evans, shopkeeper, Dylife, to recover £ 5 8s. 5a. for goods supplied. -The defendant appeared and admitted the debt, but asked for time to pay. He had been em- ployed at theDyforgwm mine, and jE9 10s. was owing to him by the agent—An order was made for JS1 per month. Holt v. Davits.-Mr Robert Holt, timber merchant, Rhiwlas, near Machynlleth, sued Mr William Henry Davies, Aberystwyth, for the recovery of 225, half a year's rent. Mr Davies admitted the debt, and pleaded a set-off of 211 3s. 9d., having paid the balance of 213 16s. 3d into court. Mr Davies was formerly a tenant of Rhiwlas, near this town, under a lease from his brother, the owner of the estate. In the course of last year the property was sold by auction, and purchased by Mr Holt. Mr Davies, for some time did not know that the estate had changed hands, and continued paying the rent half- yearly in advance. At the time he ceased his occupation of Rhiwlas, he left in the house a bookcase, some piping, roller blinds, and other articles, to which Mr Holt had taken as being owner's fixtures, and for their value the set- off was pleaded. His Honour held that the pipiing was a fixture, but that the bookcase and roller blinds were not. He allowed the deduction of jOl 7s. 9d. on account of in- come tax which had been paid by Mr Davies, on behalf of his brotherJ giving judgment for £ 9 16s., in addition to the amount paid into court. If the bookcase and blinds were not returned within a fortnight, the judgment would be for £"2 only. Evans v. Tama.-WiUiam James and Martha his wife, Tynycornel, were sued by Morgan Evans, to recover 29 17s., balance of account for wages due. The case was a very complicated one, and engaged the attention of the Court for a long time. The plaintiff, a labouring man, entered tha service of Mr Jenkins, who was the first husband of Mrs James, in 1861, and left in May, 1863. He received no portion of his wages. and the amount due to him when he left was £2Q. In May, 1864, he again entered Mr Jenkins's service, and received 25 10s. on account of the previous balance. He received various sums from Mr Jenkins, and claimed a balance due to him on the old accoant of L9 I7s.—Mr David Pugh, who appeared for the defendants, said that his clients had no desire to act unfairly towards the plaintiff, but they thought that the case required some explanation, and thus it was brought into court. An account book, shewing the transactions between Mr Jenkins and the plaintiff was handed in, from which it appeared that there was nothing due to the plaintiff.—Mrs James was called to prove that there had been an account of settlement, and that the present claim had not been preferred until a fortnight after her late husband's death, which occurred lastvear. —Mr David Evans, from the office of Messrs Howell and Morgan, said that* the estate of Mr Jenkins was wound up in that office, and that plaintiff had made no application as a crediWr.-His Honour said that it seemed utterly improbable that a man should work for the time that plaintiff had done, and receive no wages for four years, and until he returned to the old hiring. He also com- mented strongly upon the fact that the claim had not been sent in prior to Mr Jenkins's death. He gave judgment for the defendants. Before the Court rose, plaintiff returned and asked for a new trial. -His Honour said that he might have one upon giving the necessary notice, but advised him, if he was a sensible man, not to persevere with his intention, but to avoid further expense in connection with the matter. Peat v. The Cambrian Railways. -David Peat, Llanbryn- mair, sued the Cambrian Railways Company, for the re- covery of 21 9s. 9d., for damage caused to a crate of glass by the negligence of the company's servants. In December last the plaintiff received a crate of glass consigned from Liverpool, at owner's risk. He took the crate away from the railway goods yard, and paid the carriage 6s. 2d. In a day or two afterwards ne complained that a quantity of the glass had been broken, and instituted the present pro- ceedings. Mr George Dodwell, stationmaster at Llan- brynmair, and Mr George Thomas, the inspector of the eompany, appeared on behalf of the railway authorities, and invoices were put in, shewing that the crate had been consigned at owner's risk.—His Honour said that he had no alternative but to give judgment for the defendants, and at the same time, ne commented in strong terms upon some discrepancies in the evidence given by the plaintiff and that of Mr Dodwell. Costs were asked for and allowed. In re Owen Hughes, a Bankrupt.-On behalf of this bankrupt, a slate agent, living at Eglwys fach, Cardigan- shire, Mr David Pugh applied for an adjournment, which was granted and protection extended. c

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