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GENERAL INTELLIGENCE.

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PEMBROKE DOCK.

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PEMBROKE DOCK. TEMPERANCE HALL.-A errand concert of vocal and instrumental music was given last Friday evening by the amateurs of the town, to celebrate the re-opening of the building, the proceeds to be devoted towards the expenses of the ealargement. Our congratulations are due to the trustees of the Temperance Society for the public spirit and. enterprise they have evinced in undertaking the responsibility of the improvement. The town had long felt the need of a good spacious public building, and this want has now been amply met. The changes made in the entrances are marked advan- tages. The platform, also, is now in direct com- munication with a most convenient suite of ante-rooms. As we are deficient of sufficient musical ability to attempt a critique, even if we possessed the other desideratum, space, we must be content to say that those most con- cerned, the listeners, were evidently well pleased, if the frequent bursts of applause are any criteria to judge from. It is but scanty praise to say that the different parts were admirably sustained; this the vast audience, no doubt expected, from the well known reputation of the amateurs taking part in the programmeâwe almost think artistes would be the more correct word, as the cast in- cluded Miss Lloyd, Messrs. Blake, Radmore, Hancock, Powell, Griffiths, Blackwood, &c., &c. After these names the fullest and finest interpretation of which the various pieces were capable was ensured. Although this is the first grand concert that we remember Mr. Blake conducting, the success of which we freely ascribe to him, yet without detracting from him it is only fair to mention that his duty must have been considerably lightened by having such veteran instrumentalists as Messrs. Radmore and Hancock to support the work of his baton. We may say without prejudice to anyone that the singing of Messrs. Blackwood and Griffiths were specimens of high art, particularly Mr. Griffiths in Remember now thy Creator" was a triumph in every phase of vscal execution. Both singers were loudly ap- plauded in their respective solos; the latter being com- pelled to respond to an encore from all parts of the house Miss White as leading soprano, and Miss Edwards as con tralto acquitted themselves to perfection. Misses Lewis and Morgan also sang very sweetly, and were loudly ap- plauded. Miss Lloyd deserves spesial notice, as her ac- complished and finished style on the Harmonium contri- buted much towards the success of the concert. At the close of the interval between the first and second parts, Mr. H, R, Road, president of the Temperance Society, came forward and thanked the audience for the support rendered to the trustees by such a full house. We were informed that the result in a pecuniary sense is very satisfactory. â

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LLANELLY.

COWBRIDGE.

SHIP ON FIRE IN CARDIFF DOCKS.

dARDIFF BOARD OF GUARDIANS.

LLANDAFF HIGHWAY BOARD.

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