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I MACHYNLLETH. I THE STATION.—The station buildings at this town are now nearly completed, and although not much can be said of its architectural effect and beauty, yet the situa- tion is delightful in theextreme, and the accommodation afforded by its erection will be greatly appreciated by the public in general. The refreshment room in con- nexion with the establishment has just been opened by Mr. Rowlands, landlord of the Wynnstay Arms Hotel, Machynlleth, whose civil manners and careful attention to business will we doubt nqt be fully recognised by visi. tors in general. INQUEST.-An inquest was held on the 16th in st., at the village of Esgirgeiliog near Machynlleth, before Captain Lloyd, Coroner, on the body of William Wil- liams, (turner), of that place, who had met his death the previous day by falling down a dingle some few feet deep. In the fall he alighted on some timber. He was taken up dead. Verdict Accidental Death." PENNY READINGS.—The third course of these pleasant entertainments for the people took place at the Vane Hall, in this town. on Wednesday evening last. The chair was occupied on the occasion by S. Phelps, Esq., Maengwyn House, who introduced the business of the evening in a suitable address, fraught with good sense and practical bearing. The programme of the evening consisted of the following choice selections. "Can a chyd. gan," Song and choruses, Hen wlad fy Nhadau by Miss Williams and Co. Reading. Tune "Young's night thoughts," Mr. Jones. A song, Caru'r Lleuad," Owain Alaw, by Mr. D. Jones, Adroddiad," Recitation (Pigion) selections of Mr. C. E. Jones. Song, Fathers' Love (Wallace) by Mr. J. R. Rowlands. Reading, "Alexander Selkirk" (Cowper), (by Mr. R. Jones. Piano Duett, by Misses Jeffreys and Meares. Read. ing, Y Llythyr God," (Ceiriog) by Mr. Thomas Thomas. Song, "The Bridge," (Lindsay), by Mr. Meares. Reading, Myfyrdodyr Afrailon," (Blackwell),;by the Rev. H. Parry. Song, (Italian) by Miss Meares. In the unavoidable absence of Mr. Thruston, of Talgarth, who was to have read selections from Pickwick," the Right Hon. Earl Vane kindly read a selection from Sir Walter Scott." Mr. J. Morgan follo;ved with a recitation Curran's defence." Glee, May Day," (Muller) by Messrs. Rowland, Davies, Jones, and Lloyd. Finale, God save the Queen." The room was densely crowded by persons from all grades of society in the town and neighbourhood. Without passing any eulogy upon any of the performers tin particular, we are gratified to state that the whole of the entertain- ment'was such as to be highly appreciated by all present, as evinced by the frequent bursts of applause that re- echoed from all parts during the performance. A vote of thanks was passed on the motion of Earl Vane to Mr. Phelps for his kindness in presiding, to which that gentle- man replied. It having been discovered that a famous Welsh poet named Glan Alun was accidentally present at the meetihg, he was requested to come forward and address the meeting. His appearance on the platform was the signal for loud cheers. He spoke in characteris- tic style of the gratification it afforded him in being a witness of their proceedings there that evening. The happy combination of persons of all classes of Society on a social meeting of this nature for mutual amusement and improvement was, in his mind, a sure indica- tion of a glorious future to the interest of freedom and of science. A great deal had been done by the penny system. What incalculable benefit had resulted from the penny postage ? and how great had been the facility for travelling by the penny a mile system and who could estimate the happy results of the penny reading societies ? He hoped they would persevere, and he trusted he should also do the same. (Cheers).


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