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TOWYN. PROPOSED GAS WORKS.—A meeting was held in the Town Hall, on Wednesday evening, for the purpose ot promoting the establishment of Gas Works in the popu- lar and attractive watering place, Towyn. From the prospectus handed round to the parties attending, we gather that the scheme has been originated by strangers, Mr. James, Solicitor, of Wellington, Salop, appearing in the interest of the promoters. Among the local sup- porters we may name Mr. John Lloyd, of Bronyfrys, Towyn and Newbridge, Ruabon, who has not only put his name down for 20 shares himself, but has canvassed his friends in other places succeeding as we are informed, in getting 95 shares taken up in Oswestry alone. Amongst these we may mention Mr. T Savin, 20 shares; Mr. John Minshall, ironmonger, 5; Mr. Bassett Solici- tor, and Secretary to the Oswestry Gas Works, 5 Mr. C Minshall, Solicitor, 5; Mr. Jones, hop merchant, 5 Mr. Henry Weaver, 5 Mr. n. Davies, 5, &c. The prospectus states that the proposed capital of the com- pany is to be X 2000, but it is not anticipated that more than iCI500 will be called upon until such time as the proposed terrace is built on the beach, and the town itself increases in magnitude. ro,p,ntn. a!õo state" that the party who is e. eting gas works, at Aberdovey, at his own cost, has otto. -id oa,j vuird of the capital of the proposed works at Towyn,. also to build the works, and afterwards work them on a lease at a per cent, on the outlay, or if the Shareholders pre- fer it, to take the management for the Company. The meeting was souuu uied for five o'clook, at the Town Hall. Amongst those present we noticed John Lloyd Jones, Esq., (who took the chair), Mr. John Lloyd, Mr Richard Price, Pali Mall; Mr W. W. Jone., dmper; Dr. c. Wce Williams; Mr. John Jones, London House; Mr O. Jones; Mr. Parry, Corbet Arms; Mr. Wm. TV,vies Corn Merchant; Mr. Hunt; Mr. Owen Daniel, I dr'?r Mr.RowIan.)., Ta.yhont; Mr. Richard Owen, grocer; Mr. W. Davies, College Gre.n; Mr. Robert Vaughau, Red Lion; -Mr. Jones, Ll«dll"V;1> Mr Junes, Solicitor, Wellington, and Mr. Ettwardi, Gas Engineer, also attended, in order to explain the suhouie figuratively" and practically. The chairman i in c unuieucitig the proceedings, after lamenting tli;tt some one older and more experienced than hílf,'k'li h.\tl not been ciiled upon to preside, observed that Kaihvajs were public affairs, they benefitted the whole conntiy through wiueh they paMed, and the support a comsuny i, was ,pred -ver a tvli,,I(t (Iiitriet; i)iit in a shenie likfj the ga< work,, it was the town only Hmt to ..nctit. ?.) tl e promoter, had a right to ?[?t a hwge I .-tWlllUt of support from the inhabitants, He remmM t?'.u that it wa. high ti..? they set aoou^t e hndinj, out some new H"ht for the work of ,Imining wa; héiíl SO ?.o?y ?ued that they would .oon be left without at? rush? in the mar? (cheers and ianghter). He t?a called upou Mr. J?UlM to give ? liuindil explana- tion. Mr. JAMKS then pointed out tlie'tdviz)tagcq of establishing gas works, both as an improvement, to the town, and as an investment for capital, and Mr. Edwards (who is now erecting gas work at Aberdovey), went into figured in ordor to show the probable cost of the works. Mr. JOHN" LLOYD then addressed the meeting in Welsh, and in the course of his speech observed that I the leason why he busied himself in the matter was, that he had always felt a lively interest in Towyn, and when he heard of this scheme, and had a prospectus phced in his hand, he set to work and try and further the scheme, and to show the opinion the English people had of such work;, he could tell them that in Oswestry, on the previous day, he had succeeded in getting A'.J 5 subscribed in something like three hours and a half (hear, hear). This meeting was called to test the feel- ing of the inhabitants on the subject, and he had hoped that it would have been more fully attended. The meeting at this point assumed a conversational character, and before the parties separated the following subscriptions were announced:—^1 r. Parry, Corbet Arms, 6 Bhares Mr. Maddock's, Marine Hotel, 5; Mr. W. W. Jones, 4; Mr. Hunt, 3; rr. R G. Price, 3; Mr. Jones, London Home, 2; Captain W. Dafie?, 2.




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