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WHATELEY'S "WHAT NOTS." ) W HITLAND. My good colleague says the Henllan-Amgoed Sunday-school Cymanfa held on Monday, the 9th inst., was, as usual, well attended. The weather being favourable, schools hailing from Whitland, Llanboidy, Capel Mair, Cwmwiber, and Henllan took part in the proceedings. Each school had its children's picnic, in addition to the adults exercise. The former were cate- chised by the schoolmasters, Messrs. Scourfield and Sampson. Addresses were also delivered by Messrs Scourfield and Phillips (Llanboidy) on Sunday-schools. The rowdy element made itself pretty conspicuous around the entrance to the gallery as the day wore on, and caused some confusion amongst the audience. Whateley's colleague is under the impression he heard a sug- gestion made that henceforth arrangements should be adopted to enforce silence at the meeting. Several sweet anthems were discoursed in the course of the day, which Whateley would like to have heard if he had been within hail. The Intermediate School subscriptions have, for Whitland, now been promised to the tune of over JE300, and the enthusiasm of the Whitlandites is worthy of the good cause. Our friends at Nar- berth dealt us more than one blow below the belt at their last meeting, which the Councillors ought to put down perhaps, but not to their credit at any rite. Let us fight the battle hon- ourably, and accept the committee's decision, whatever it may be, with as much good grace as ye can command. The third meeting was held at the Board Schools on Thursday evening, at 7 p.m., under the presidency of Dr. Phillips, as usual, but was adjourned for a week. MYDRIM. At the above large and well restored village Church, on Wednesday, the 10th inst., the Welsh Church Sunday-schools of the Deanery of St. Clears or Lower Carmarthen held their annual festival (the English schools having had theirs at St. Clears on Whit-Monday), Miss Bowen Jones, the worthy hon. sec., having made preliminary arrangements for the celebration. In spite of some heavy showers in the early part of the day, the schools had all arrived on the scene by 10.30 a.m. They were the following:âMydrim, Llan- fihangel, Llanwinio, Llangan, Henllan-Amgoed, Eglwys-Fair-a-Churig, Llandyssilio, Monachlog- ddu, and Llanfyrnach, numbering in all about 500 scholars. After a short rehearsal (in Church) the scholars were formed into a procession, each school having its grand banner borne aloft, and the following clergy (surpliced) leading the way to Church singing a Processional Hymn :âThe Revs. D. Pugh Evans, R.D., A. Britten, W. Davies, J. N. Jone, T. Phillips (vicar of Tre- garon), D. Griffiths (Monachlogddu), J. E. Jones, E. Rowlands, J. George, D. Davies (Llanybri), J. Lloyd (Llanpumpsaint), T. Davies, T. Thomas, D. Howrells, Samuel Davies, O. Davies, (Llaw- haden), and J. Davies (St. Clears). The Rev. W. Davies, vicar of Llaufihanyel-Abercowin, conducted the music as before. The Rev. J. E. Jones, of Llandewi-Velfery, was the intoner for the day (as at St. Clears), and Mr Walter Spurrell, Carmarthen, presided at the organ At 11.30 a service similar to that given at St. Clears on Whit-Monday was gone through very creditably in Welsh, the Church hymns and the anthem being those selected by the committee of the Association for the occasion. The Rev. D. Davies, vicar of Llandybie, catechised on the History of Solomon. The Rev. D. Pugh Evans, R.D., concluded with a prayer and the Blessing, thj school then leaving the Church in an inverted order to that in which they had entered. The scholars were now provided with their own luncheons at the Schoolroom, and the clergy and visitors were hospitably provided for by Co!. Howell and Mrs Howell, of Penrheol, at the Fountain Hotel, in the village. At 2.15 p.m. the scholars fell in, and were marshalled into Church in perfect order, singing another Welsh Processional Hymn, and led by the clergy in surplice, as in the morning. After a short ser- vice, intoned by the Rev. J. E. Jones, the Rey. J. Lloyd, vicar of Llanpumsaint, catechised on "The Morning and Evening Prayer" (by Palmer, and translated into Welsh by the con- ductor of the music). The Rural Dean, after another prayer, pronounced the Bendiction. The scholars were then again marched into the School- room, where a capital repast, in the shape of tea and cake, awaited them, and provided gratis by the good people of Mydrim. Col. Howell and his good family, Mr and Mrs Thomas, of Derry (with Miss Lougher), Mr and Mrs Thomas, Pantowin, and a host of other good and loyal parishioners, unknown to my colleague, loyally assisted the Rector and Mrs Britten to make the services and the day throughout a grand success. A warm vote of thanks was moved by the Rev. T. Jones (LIanddowror), and seconded by the Rev. J. E. Jones. The services passed off to the satisfaction of all, the musical portion being well rendered, and the answers coming from the various schools this time, and, on the whole, reflecting much credit on the scholars and their teachers. The catechisers had showed a com- plete mastery of the subjects in hand and much tact in eliciting correct replies. Whateley hears they suggested that in the future, as much as possible, the adults ought not to exhibit too much anxiety and undue haste in answering, but that the children ought to be allowed a fair chance and encouraged to do what they can, the adults merely stepping in and tilling up the gap in the event of the younger portion failing to satisfy the examiner. "Whateley" (had he been there) would have seconded that, as the express command of the great Master is "Feed my lambs." My colleague was very pleased to find four children of the late Mr W. Spurrell, of Carmarthen, present, and rendering material assistance during the day, viz the organist, the Revs. W. G. Spurrell, master of the Cathedral School, St. David's, hia brother (the curate of Wrexham), and his sister, of Carmarthen. Their late father had the interests of the Welsh Church warmly at heart. "Whateley" has no space to devote to the Butter Factory this week, but he hopes to advert to the subject again. V. My colleague reports, in conclusion, on the loyalty and support of the clergy at Mydrim, and he trusts that another year the Rural Dean, the Hon. Sec., and the Association will have the satisfaction of seeing the one or two parishes in the deanery, which have not as yet a Sunday- school, make a great effort to start one, and be able to exhibit their pretty banner at the annual festivals. He says he thinks they are already tired of their terrible isolation. It is really a great credit to those schools outside the deanery, who performed a journey of from 15 to 20 miles, to get to Mydrim on Wednesday last. Whate- ley's" colleague ends by giving them the usual Three cheers." ..8 WThateley begs to hud a postscript for once in justice to the good Mydriruites. The follow- ladies presided at the tea tables and provided milk and butter :âMrs Thomas (Derry), Miss Howell and Miss Rosalie Howell (Penrheol) Miss Lougher (Derry), Miss Thomas (Lan), Miss Walters (Plasparke), Mrs Thomas (Pentowin), Miss Davies (Pannerdog), MrsJones(Gaedllegan), Miss Lechmere (Vicarage), Mrs and Miss Davies (Pant). Mrs Jones (Village), Miss Williams, and Mrs Harries undertook the work of cutting the cake and the bread and butter for the tables. The admirable arrangements were under the supervision of Mrs Britten, who even saw to the boiling of the water, as my colleague noticed that she bore evident traces of having been in the smoke. As he said before, the luncheon was provided by Col, Howell, who also, together with Messrs Thomas (Derry), Lewis (Pendine), i Thomas (Lan), Davies (Pantyronen), Thomas (Pcnian), and Roberts (Smithy), did their work well.

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