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NEWTOWN. ST. MARY'S CHURCH AXD THE POOR.-The Rev. n. E. Taylor, brother to the late rector, has carried out the cus- tom, so long established by his brother, of regaling, on New Year's Day, the poor communicants at St. Mary's Church with a substantial dinner. On New Year's Eve, the churchwardens distributed over six tons of coal to the r i-t r m deserving poor attending St. Mary's Church, the expengd being defrayed out of the offertory made on Christmas-day. The coals were supplied at cost price by the North and South Wales Coal and Lime Company. Mil* BRISCO S RENT AuuiT.—Mr. Brisco's lt:tlf-yearly, rent-audit dinner took place at the King's Head, on Thurs- day, an excellent dinner being provided by Mrs Kinsey* Mr R. Sturkey presided, and Mr Pryce Jones occupied the vice-chair. TEA MEETING, &-c.-Oii Monday last a tea meeting and literary entertainment were held at Bwlchyfrydd Congre- gational chapel. Notwithstanding the unfavourable state of the weather, about 500 sat down to tea. When tea was 7eF> the Rev. R. Lumley, minister of the place, took the* chair, and informed the audience that the present meeting was only one of a series which the promoters purposed holding in connection with- that place of worship. and that their object was to stimulate the young people to lf-im.. provement; to teach them to live as they ought. and thus make life a pleasure and a reality. The competitions of the present meeting would be confined to readings and recitations, but at future gatherings it was intended to offer prizes for singing, musical composition, writing, geo;- graphy, and arithmetic. A quartette was then sung, CONCERT. A performance of sabred music was given in Jinf yan Chapel in this town on Monday evening. 1 he pieces selected included some of the choicest prodnc* tions of Handel, Haydn, Mozart, and Schachner. The vocalists, under the conductorship of Mr D. Emlyn Evans, included the principal amateurs of the town. The bar. monium and pianoforte were entrusted to the skill of Mra R. Lloyd and Miss E. Evans. Addresses were delivered jy the Revs. J. Jones and W. R. Carlyon. The chair was occupied by Edward Hall, Esq, The" whole perform- ance passed off to the satisfaction of the most fastidioug,' With the efforts now made for the cultivation of mtisi, in Newtown, we have reason to believe that considerable iir provement will be soon visible in congregational "¡n¡i and that Newtown will regain its once high lxwit-oi musical talent.




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