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From the Banks of the Dovey.

Aberdovey Water Supply.







» Gold Mining in Merioneth.





MACHYNLLETH. PERSONAL.—Colonel Strasburg is now staying at the Wynnstay Hotel, of which place he was the occupier a few years ago. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY.—Before Mr Richard Rees, and Dr. A. O. Davies. on Thursday morning last, William Ellis was brought up and charged by P.C. Pugh with being drunk and disorderly on the previous evening. He was fined 2s 6d including costs. COMPETITIVK MIEETIN.G.-The, silver cup, valued two guineas, which is being offered for the best rendering of any solo at the forthcoming competi- tive meeting to be held at Eglwysfach, is on view at the establishment of Mrs Wnion Evans, Maen- gwyn-street. The prospects for a successful meet- ing are exceedingly bright. FOOTBALL. On Saturday last a match was played on the Rectory Field between teams repre- senting the Machynlleth County School and the Llanidloes County School. The game ended in a win for the home team by two goals to one, E. Humphreys scoring both goals for Machynlleth. Mr Evan Jones, B.A., acted as referee. FORTHCOMING ELECTION.—The nomination of candidates for seats on the Urban District Council will conclude to-day (Thursday), and the election will take place on Monday, April 2nd. This year the four retiring members are all Liberals viz., Mr W. M. Jones (Mayor), and Mr John Pugh, for the North Ward, and Mr Richard Owen, and Mr Edward Rees for the West Ward. FIRE.-On Tuesday evening Penal woods, the property of the Hengwrt estate were set on fire. While a number of children were playing inithe woods one of them set fire to a large stack of heather with the result that the fire soon spread over several acres. Assistance soon arrived, but before the fire was extinguished, about four acres of oak trees were damaged. SUDDWN DEATH.—On "Wednesday morning of last week the death took place of Mrs. Thomas, wife of Mr. Evan Thomas, Aberllefenny. The deceased, accompanied by her husband, attended the March fair, and to all appearances was in the best of health. Between five and six o'clock when in Penrallt-street she was taken ill, and medical aid had to be summoned. She was removed to the London Hospital, but early on Thursday morning she died. Much sympathy is felt with the husband, who was only married about 12 months ago. COMPETITIVE MEETING.-—On Tuesday evening a very successful competitive meeting was held at Soar Congregational Chapel, under the auspices of the Improvement Society. The Rev. Wnion Evans occupied the chair. The following were the successful competitors in the different competitions: —Edward Jones, Anne Evans, ldris Jenkins, Mary Smith, John Elias, Edward Evans, John Evans, Miss Jenkins. Miss Morgan, Mrs Davies, Mr. E. R. Jenkins, and Mr. J. Richards. Songs were also rendered during the meeting by Miss Davies Ceniarth Farm, and the Childrens Choir also rendered selections. The competitions were keen, and the recitations were given in a most creditable manner. The adj udicators were the Rev. E. Wnion Evans, Messrs John Jones, Workhouse; M. J. Williams, Doll-street; and J. Richards, Cwmbyr. VI-IZ-WMN A T T T Ct.n.rl'\T MQ1 V» RVLTLTROR! FOOTBALL.-Last Saturday machynUeth piayea Newtown at Machynlleth before a fair number of spectators. Newtown won the toss and decided to play with the wind at their backs. Straight from the kick-off Machynlleth went for the Newtown goal, and Alf Edwards only just cleared before he was bundled into the net. Machynlleth continued to have the best of the game, and from a pass by Bob Humphreys, J. Edwards, the outside right, headed the ball into the net out of A. Edwards' reach amid tremendous cheering. After this re- verse Newtown woke up, and scored from a scrum- mage in front of goal. Half-time arrived with the score one each. The homesters, with the wind at their backs, resumed the game in a very spirited fashion, and Edwards, the Newtown custodian, saved shot after shot, and would not allow himself to be beaten. Thus one of the best games at Machynlleth ended in a draw of one goal each. OBITUARY.—On Monday morning the sad news reached Machynlleth of the sudden death of George, son of Mr Richard Rees, contractor, Maengwyn- street, at the early age of 20 years. The deceased had been for some time past practising as a medical student under Dr. Lewis, at Llandovery. On Saturday he had written a letter to be sent to his parents, but having evidently missed the post it remained unposted till Sunday, and it was de- livered on Monday morning at the same time as the telegram notifying his death was received. The deceased was one of the oldest pupils at the County School. Much sympathy is expressed with the family in their sad bereavement.—On Tuesday last the remains of the late Mr David Jones, Maesypandy, Aberbosan, were interred at Aber- hosan Cemetery. Deceased had been a faithful member of the Congregational Chapel for over 67 years, and for many years had held office as deacon. He was noted for his scriptural knowledge. The funeral was largely attended, the officiating minis- ters being the Revsi Josiah Jones, E. Wnion Evans and John Thomas. Much sympathy is felt with the bereaved family in their great loss.