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Bankyfelin Notes.


Bankyfelin Notes. It was getting rather late w hen we made fur home from Carmarthen one Saturday, about a fortnight ago. As we were walkiug up 0110 of the streets, nothing broke tho dead .silence of the night, only the sound <"aijsod by the footfall of the Bobby" going round his beat. We were passing by one of the Coffee Taverns, when we heard the piercing cry of a young belle. We stopped and drew near to the building from whence this agonizing cry came. Attirst we thought pome one was assasinating this young damsel. These were the words that lell upon our cars:—"0 John, 0 John, John bach, ble mae John heno ? paham na ddaw yn ol ?" Then followed a series of heart-rending cries that made our very system quiver. We were as if pinioned to the pavement, and gazed in utter bewilder- ment towards the direction of those astounding cries. Then we noticed coming towards us ono of the Blue Coats." Fearing he should suspect us as having something to do with this melee, we endeavoured to make the best of our way up the street as soon as possible. All along our way home those shrieks rang in our ears. All this remained quite a mystery to us until now of late when this strange affair was elucidated to us in the following manner. Those cries (as it was solved to us) came from a young lady who is in the strong, firm clutches of Cupid. It seems her young man had gone to L for a few days. The parting with her dear —— had afiected her to such an extent that she fell asleep that night and dreamt of her darling. In her dream she saw-Ii Hold hard no more or I'll break yer blessed neck if you split." mind, thou Sweet Marie, By and bye lie* 1L come to thee, And from L he will bring To you what we call a r-g, For the ring give him a kiss 0 you pretty little miss." As one of the young Aquilæ" was going along the road from Carmarthen town to the Junction, he was surprised to see so many—as ho thought—of wayside travellers. They seemed to him to be taking a rest after a hard day's toil, but it was not so, for this day happened to be a Sunday. It was late, and the young Aquihe was going back, after a ramble about the town, to the dear and peaceful neighbourhood ot Bankyfelin, by the last down train from the Junction. What struck him most was that these travellers by the roadside were in pairs, and about twenty or thirty yards apart. He thought they must have walked a considerable distance that day. He had compassion on one pair, who seemed to him to be quite done up, so he ventured to ask them how far they had to go that night, and how far they had come, and as it was now getting dark, if his services to them would be in any way acceptable, or be the means of relief to them in their distress. To his surprise this charitable benevolent spirit of his was met with "hair curling" epithets irom the male companion. At this, he at once took to his heels, and, as he was from the country, lie thought at the least offence the town crackers would at once destroy him. So off ho bolted, every moment thinking this fellow was after him, and, as he passed each pair on his way, he thought he increased his speed tenfold each timo, for he thought all those would join in his pursuit. After he had passed about a score or more, he thought his flight was increased to lightening speed, and nearly knocked off one of tho gate posts leading to the Junction by his velocity. On the platform he tried to soothe his excited mind, as he thought that the fear was now over. He asked a bystander who were all those people on the roadside, as they had given him a terrible fright. "Ob," he said, they are sweet- hearts out courting." He thought that assertion was rather mild, for he said there Was nothing sweet about one fellow he had met on the road, which had caused him all this bewilderment. He thought this fashion of courting was worse than the country isshion. He says they do not think of going Out like that in the country, but wonld rather do their wooing before a nice bright hre in the kitchen, than be as exposed to all the passers by in such a much-frequented thoroughfare. -0-- Dernyn heb ti attalnodi. Fe rhoddir pwys o ganwyllau yn wobr i'r un a'i darlleno yn oreu, yr cnwau i fod yn Haw yr ysgrifenydd ar y Slain o Mehefin. Cyfeir- iad — Greogeri Manifastus Quilmonitus, Belle Fon Roch Buildings, The Parisian Avenue, Bankyfelin. Yn nofio oedd cath mewn ffiol gawl oedd llygoden yn bwyta asenod a chefiylau sydd ddefnyddiol i ddarllen y Reporter sydd dda cits a clrwgdybus ydyw rhai dynion da sydd gymmwynasgar i hedfan yw rhyddid yr aderyn bach cig mocliyn yn inhen y ty sydd dda i'w fwyta yn Gaerfyrddin mae merched liir a llyda1 yw'r afon yn Bankyfelin mae dynion du i gyd yw lliw y cwrcath gwyn yw lliw hosannau du y merched sydd o wlan cpifyi haiarn am deithio dros fryniau thai a meusydd yr elied y wenol yn yr haf mae amser rhew ac eira wedi myned heibio asyn gwyllt aoth y dyn yn Bankyfelin gwertliu y Reporter am chwe-cheiniog yr un yw cariad nn ferch yn Bankyfelin os deg mlynedd. -0- Everybody tries to enjoy themselves and to make as much iun as they can on a Bank Holiday. The towns people go out to the country, and the country people flock into the town. The people of the seashore anticipate to breathe the light, balmy air of the mountains the inhabitants of the hilly districts rush to the sea. Exchange is no robbery, but possibly this spirit of give and take may be carried on to too far an extent. ■*jastWhit-Monday two young damsels from Carmarthen came out to the country to spend this imporant day, and thought they should trace their steps to tho quiet little village of Mydrim, for they understood that there was Cymanfa to be held there that day. ^Shortly after ten o'clock in the morning these two" gays" from Carmarthen could "e seen entering the village. They were Very smartly dressed, and as is always our custom in the country to know who is every stranger, where they come from, ^'liere they are going to, and what they have been made of, so wo were not a little anxious as to the interest of this couple. We Avere unable to delineate their physiogs Properly, as they wore very heavy falls, but, could see, for all that, that they were bout on mischief, with an air of fun w henever possible. We could see that they ere looking out for a sweetheart each, but Ilclee.d the country fellows thought that such a privelege as to walk with these smart grangers was too much to be allowed to lem, but before evening, we saw that the Carmarthen girls had been suceesssful in Rapturing two country fellows whom they îl. ff trunipliantly towards Carmarthen, his is not so much to be wondered at, when e consider that it is leap year. It was seen lat the fellows were very quiet, and the pr's had to do all the talking, and it was lrd to get the two young men even to smile v all. Tho girls played their cards the best they could, but the fellows were very shy, as ey thought that such personages as these -Tr^6 too high for them to be familiar with. fA. n they had sent them some miles, the r,e. *°ws thought it would be better to return. 10 girls could not draw them any further, so they were to part. Now, you young girls, did you kiss those fellows ? We were surprised when we peeped over the hedge to see such an affectionate parting We have received complaints that the bowleis of the young men have been badly knocked about. We are pleased to find that there are more of theso 10s 6d hats to be had at the establishment where these young ladies hailed from. Now then, you town girls, do not think you can do as you like when you come out to the country, by hugging and kissing the country fellows and spoiling their hats, and do not let yourselves be carried away by the exuberance of your verbosity. -;)- That doleful and miserable expression of anxiety and vexation which had imprinted itself upon the countenances of the farmers in tho locality is beginning to disappear, and beams of hope and cheerfulness are beginning to irradiate their faces as those glorious showers of rain descend upon the parched land. The few l'howers of rain we have had have been somewhat local while a few fields here and there received a good drenching, others a short distance away were comparatively untouched. -0- I have not for a long time heard the animating strains of the Bankyfelin Brass Brass what has become of it? We have many young fellows in the neighbourhood who are good trumpeters and are much interested in the band; therefore it would not be a bad idea now that this drought causes so much melancholy if the Conductor were to once more muster the members and favour us with a few selections as we are in so much need of exhilaration-which would be far preferable to those torturing strains which have lately been inflicted upon us by our German cousins. The Social lea g°iven to the juvenile mombers of Cana on Friday last was well enjoyed, and at the concert in the evening there was a good attendance, and the several items on the programme were well appreciated. -0- The young damsels of the neighbourhood were never so fashionably and elegantly attired, and the large number of youthful swains who had been attracted to the concert seemed perplexed in the matter of choice. It was evident as the midnight hour approached that they had decided who possessed the most bewitching charms, as the monotonous silence of the neighbourhood was broken by shrill whistles, followed by a series of sharp metallic noises, the timbre of which was something betwoen a yell and a shout—signals that are well understood in this locality. v --0- Now this admirable form of generosity-a social tea followed by a concert—has a two- fold effect. In the first place it encourages the young members in their fidelity to the Sunday School; they become more zealous and faithful in their devotion, and their attendance on the Sabbath becomes markedly regular. Secondly, it is at one of these pleasant gatherings that a. young fellow who is rapidly growing into full- blown manhood is first struck by the charms of Venus," he forgets the exhilarating enjoyment derived from a ride on his bike," and becomes more intent upon ingratiating himself into the good graces of his Angelina," with the result that a fervent courtship ensues, which ultimately lands the pair in that blissful state of connubial life which makes them, in quiet moments, when they reflect upon the pleasant reminiscences of the past, bless the very day upon which they met in that dear Sunday School. --0- The members of Cam Sunday School were given a social tea last Friday afternoon, and a competitive meeting in the evening. The tables were nicely decorated by the young ladies, who also served the tea. The rich- ness and sumptuosity of the tea could not but have satisfied even the most luxurious tastes. The supply of cake, etc., was very large, and other delicacies were numerous. Tea commenced somewhere near 3 o'clock, and kept up till after 6 o'clock. The competitive meeting commenced at 7.30, when Professor Jones, Carmarthen, took the chair. Mr Jonas kept tbe audience in a happy mood, and, by his witty and ready sayings, proved that the right man was in the right place. The singing and the reciting were very creditable. We are very glad to see that some of the prizes given were won by Mr Davies, Smith Arms, who for his musical talent is well known. The meeting broke up at 9.30, and all went home with the impression that the after- noon and evening had been most enjoyably spent. -0- Great pains are taken by the different gardeners of the village and neighbourhood in cultivating the emblem of our noble and gallant little Wales—the leek. The leek contest at the Bankyfelin Shows is one of the keenest competitions, to say the least. The leeks grown for, and exhibited at our annual show at Bankyfelin cannot be surpassed for miles around. Even in the whole of Wales, at any show in the country, leeks of better quality and larger dimensions cannot surpass those shown at Baukyfelin. One of the Llysonen gardeners last year succeeded in obtaining 1st prize at the Neath Horticultural Society's Show. -0- One of the intending leek competitors visited another competitor's garden last week, and on viewing the leeks was so much taken aback by their enormous size that he had to take to salts to cool his blood a little, as he got into such a state that his weak and nervous system got so inflammated by that awful shock. We are given to understand that the Bankyfelin Children's Choir and the Banky- felin and Llanguuuock United Choir are making preparations so as to compete at the Johnstown Eisteddfod next September. Let all the singers rally round their conductors, so as to ensure a prize at the forthcoming eisteddfod. -0- How refreshing were the showers we had this week and last. It was so pleasant to walk into the garden after a shower had passed, to see everything looking as if new life had been given them. The appearance of the flowers, the vegetables, and the fruit were as if praising, in their own language, for the heavenly water to quench then- burning thirst. SCHPBECZT.


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