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MACHYNLLETH. ROYAL NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD.—Ten choirs have CaS Shi >" -ST"a chiet' choral competition at ■nn l.,?. mcluues one from Machvnlleth, the conductor being Mr. J. O. Williams, builder. MUSICAL FESTIVAL.—The Independents of the dis- trict ot Machynlleth held their annual musical festi- \al 011 Monday, the conductor being Mr. M O Tone« Ireherbert; vice-conductor, Mr. J. O Williams' Machynlleth. The Rev. Rhys Davies, Corris pre! siueu. I lie first meeting commenced at 2 o'cloek which was overcrowded and manv had to stay out- side. line following tunes were sung: Stella Bethanj, Rhyl, Belmont, Phillipi, Austria Tallis: Xazareth, and the anthem, "Mor Weddaidd." The evening meeting commenced at six and the following tunes were sung Wells New, Glan Lliedi, Bryn Seion, St. Aelred, Xeuaddlwyd, Eden, Ebeuezer, k8- ? i0Cu i3 anthem, Hynod yw Duw yn Judah, also a competition on a congregational tune, when out of 10 competitors, Daniel Hughes, Pennal, was awarded the first, and Edward Rowlands, Llan- irjnmair. the second prize. Votes of thanks were passed to the chairman, conductor and accompan- iEt. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL.—TUESDAY. Present: Mr. W. M. Jones, chairman; Messrs John Thomas, Richard Owen, R. (iillart, D. Smith, T. Parsoiis, Richard Owen, and Edward Rees, with Mr. J. Rowlands, clerk, and Mr. John Jones, inspector and surveyor. Mr. J. Rowlands applied that the water mains be extended along the new street in Pentrerhedyn-street, so that the new houses could be connected.—The application was referred to the Streets Committee, and the Surveyor was directed to prepare a sketch of the pipe line and estimate of cost.—It was resolved to execute the agreement with the Marchioness (D) of Londonderry af thTylnland warehouse in Maengwyn-street, at a rent of L3 per annum. A letter was read from the Montgomery County Council asking for the length of the streets for which a grant is applied for and the amount of contribution the Council claims. -The Clerk reported that the matter had been considered by the Streets Committee, and that a reply had been sent as follows -Ma,eng, *n-street to Clock Tower 551 yards, average width 24 yards Lledfair Gate to Clock Tower 404 yards average width 16 yards Clock Tower to Rail- way Station 468 yards, average width 16 yards. The Surveyor estuuattid that £ 75 would be required for the first length, iE50 for the second, and £75 for the third, A letter was read from Mrs. Evans, Fronvgog, acknow ledging the vote of condolence passed at the last meeting.—A letter was read from the Treasurer respecting the charge of L15 3s 9d in respect of the overdraft. The Clerk reported that he had written to the Local Government Board asking their sanction to the payment. The sanction of the Local Government Board to the appointment of Dr. A. O. Davies as medical officer, and of Mr. John Jones as sanitary Inspector, was read, and the Clerk was directed to apply to the County Council for repayment of a moiety of their salaries.-On the recommendation of the Finance Committee bills to the amount of £94 12s. 8d. were passed for payment.—The Clerk reported that the balance in the Treasurer's hands would be very small, and he was directed to ascertain their terms for a temporary overdraft.—The report of the Sanitary Committee was read and adopted.—The Inspector was directed to take proceedings in respect to the nuisance complained of. Notice had been given, but not complied with.—The Clerk was directed to pre- pare the necessary lease with Mr. David Wood for his slaughter house in the Garshon, and the Surveyor was directed to place the same in proper order according to the instructions of the Sanitary Com- mittee.—The Svrveyor reported that the ditch in Caebach-y-Boot had been cleaned, and directions were given that it should be flushed three times a week.—The Streets Committee's report was read and adopted.—The Surveyor's estimate for the year, amounting to Z251 5s. 9d., and £74 10s. for public lighting, was approved.—The Clerk asked for direc- tions to prepare the estimate for the next rate.-It was resolved that lie should provide in the estimate the amount required under the Public Libraries Act. He was also instructed to prepare the rate, and de- duct his charges from the Collector's commission.- It was resolved that an extraordinary meeting be held on June 20 to consider the estimate, make the rate, appoint a collector of general district rates, and further consider the sewage disposal scheme. PETTY SESSIONS. Before Major Bonsall, Messrs. Davies, Dolcaradog. Anwyl. Llygwy, Edward Rees, William Jones, E. Hughes, and D. Evans (clerk).—The Chairman, before proceeding with the business, referred to the death of Capt. Joseph Evans, Fronygog, whose seat was alas seen empty that day. The other magistrates also referred in feeling terms to the death of Mr. Evans, and a vote of sympathy with Mrs. Evans and family was passed. An application for the transfer of license from D. Davies, Glyndwr Inn, to Mr. James was granted. Hugh Jones Arthur, Graig- fach, was charged with assaulting P.C. Pugh on the 17th May and also for being drunk and disorderly. On the 17th May, by Sergt. Hamer, the same defend- was charged with being drunk and disorderly. Fined 10s. including costs in the first place, and 5s includ- ing cost in the other cases. Defendant applied for a month to pay, and the Bench warned him if he would appear again they would deal with him more severely. STRAYIN(;. J. Morris Tinman, Cardigan, was charged with allowing two horses to stray on the road between Coitins Coch and Llanbrvnmair, and also with lighting a fire within 50 feet from the road.- Fined 5s. including costs in each case. ShiEEP ScAE.-D. Thomas, Trefeis, and Daniel Owen, Browen, were each fined 6d and 4s 6d costs for re- moving sheep with scab. DRUNKENNESS. Catherine Arthur, Machynlleth, who did not appear was fined 6d and 4s 6d costs for having being drunk May 15th.—D. Rees. Llanbryn- mair, was fined 10s including cost, or in default ten days for having been drunk and disorderly. NON-MAINTENANCE.—H. Pugh, Aberllefenni. was ordered to pay towards the maintenance of his mother at the Union. Judgment was entered against D. Jones and John Parry for neglecting to contribute.




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