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NEWPORT, PEM Picture Post Cards of Cwmyreglwys, ahow- ing the pluoe and sea, also the old churchon the shore and cottages the Gwaun Valley Newport (Pem.) bay, Newport Church, Nev- ern church and other local views, on sale at the" Echo Offices. Price, 7 cards for 01 (post free, 7-1). Wool.—The wool fair at Cardigan on Tuesday of last week proved more encourag- ing than that of the previous year when wool sold at from 6\1 to 81 per pound. This year's prices ranged from Ill to Is for ordinary wools the finer sorts Is l I. There was a good attendance of dealers. S P.G.Witi-i the approval of the Rev James Williams, rector of Dinas, and Rural Dcaii, whofe recent appointment to that office has given general satisfaction through- out the whole of the Rural Deanery of K"mes, the Rev Isaac Morgan, vicar of Eglwyswrw, the energetic honorary secretary of the society for thti propagation of the gospel in foreign parts, is endeavouring to urrange an exchange of pulpits between the clergy of the Rural Deanery, to plead the L cause of this excellent society. The scope of the operations of this society is extensive, aud it is responsible for the maintenance of a large number of bishops, ordained missionaries, chaplains, lay teachers, students, and children, in all parts of the world. It is to be earnestly hoped that Mr Morgan's efforts will be crowned with success, and that the clergy will readily lespond to his appeal, by effecting an exchange of pulpits, and making substan- tial offertories towards the funds of the society. On Saturday next, the Rev Canon Camber Williams will preach at Newport Parish Church at 10 30 a.m., and at Nevern Parish Church at 6 p m. The collections at Nevern Church, both morning and evening, will be given to the Church Pastoral Aid Society. On Monday next at 11 a.m., at the Church Chapel, Newport, the clergy of the Rural Deanery are requested to meet the Rev Canon Camber Williams, to consider the desirability of holding mission services in the deanery. HorLicult.ure. -The lectures on horticul- ture by Mr Pickard proved quite an attrac- tion, and if they were not attended so largely as they should have been it was owing to the hay harvest, in which everyone who has time is engaged. A few notes will be found under I. Diul:ts" on the lecture there, and apply very much in the same way to the lectures at Newport. There is one important factor which should not be overlooked, and that is the wealth of wild ilora and plants on the commons. It is difficult in the absence of a school of botany, perhaps, to got the people to appreciate t'le generosity of nature in respect to the outlying lands of the place, yet to visit. cl e ors this factor is of inestimable value, and a priceless asset to the place. Kindred lectures appeal more to the rural population than to the dwellets in the suburbs of cities, because country people live to a great extent, on their gaidens, the products of the poultry yard tind such like means, whereas those that dwell in the towns depend solely on the market and similar sources of supply. Dr Havard and Mr Dewi Harries, have conferred a boon which it is hoped finds appreciation and if it were possible to procure the services of a practical poultry keeper and bee-keeper to deliver a couite of lectures on these subjects it is doubtless they would be highly valued. Poultry rearing is evidently qiiite a fashion- able occupation even among the well-to-do, while it has singular charm for those who take an intelligent interest in roultry. The dwellers on Parrog vie with each other in the breeding of the best strains calculated to combine the most prolific layers and, at the same time, good table birds. Again there are cookery classes being held all over the country, and there is no reason why the lecturer under the County Council could not be induced to visit the ancient and loyal borough and Dinas. No doubt, Dr Havard as the local representative could accomplish the object. Otir young girls and matured dames likewise, cannot know too much of the culinary art in these competitive days. It seems ungallant to make such a sweeping statement in respect to our fair sisters, bat it is to be feared that there is much truth in the word. The sole aim, according to lady writers in well-e3tablished journals, of our girls is to occupy the position of wife at all hazards, in spite of the often times endless misery, the larger responsibilities and worries, of the married over those rho remain in single blessedness. Which ever way fate decides, our daughters cannot know too much 0 of household economy, and how best to assume the role of ministering angel, to guide to comfort and command." An all- prevailing notion among the fair is to attract their opposites as much as possible by donning as much costly finery as possible, forgetting that "life is real, life is earnest," and that the girl whose chief recommendation is her chic figure in trimmings, is the very one to sorrowfully discover in the race of life, how utterly valu-less are appearances without a good store of knowledge and without an abundmce of sound, common-sense, This latter will carry her even further than know- ledge got from books, but it is difficult per- haps to have one adequately without the other. Girls in good health ought never to I utter the complaint of being unhappy, because there are so many occupations open to them which would not only conduce to their own happiness, but to that of those around them Lectures on cooking and such like arts are sure to create interest among the fair of the ancient town and it is hoped that during the winter the opportunity will be forthcoming. Busy Bees.—On Wednesday afternoon at Llwyngwair, Mrs Bowen entertained to tea all the workers for the bazaar to be held in aid of funds for the proposed sanatorium for the three counties. They assembled, in most beautiful weather, at the mansion where the works of art evolved by the busy bees, were inspected by the lady bountiful of Llwyn- wair, before the gifts are despatched to the bazaar. There were ladies from Dinas, Nev- ern and Newport, and a very pleasant after- noon was speut. Preaching.—On Sunday next at Ebenezer ix young students will conduct the services and preach during the absence of the pastor, the Rev J. G. Morris, who is on holidays. Two will preach at each ff the three services. They are from the Old College School, Car- marthen. Accident Averted.—Through the heedless- ness o! an Italiano Organecr, a very serious accident was narrowly averted on Tuesday near the Ll wyngwair Arms, A trap had been run out of the coach-house when the Crymtnych coach Came up, and the organ grinder on the Cross refused to desist until he saw the horses of the coach preparing to dash (fl. They collided slightly with the trap, and but for the clever handling of the driver the results wsuld no doubt have been serious, all owing to the I. Don-petro-oHyo with the wheezy old organ. St Mary's Chuich. —There will be large congregations at St Mary's Church on Sun- day next to hear the Rev Canon Camber Williams, who is announced to preach at 10 a.m. (Welsh) 11-15 (English); and at 12 30 will address the Sunday Scholars and other children. In the evening be preaches at St Brynach's Church, Nevern. Bethlehem. Last Sunday the Rev T. Garnon, of Fishguard, charmed large congre- gations at Bethlehem Church with his true, simple grandiloquence. The rev gentleman gave the people an exceptional treat. Convalesence.—Everyone is pleased to see Dr Rees convalescent and again about town. We trust that vigorous health will continue. Reciprocation,—" Kind regards from one of the Newport Boys." Such was the greet- ing the Echo" representative receivel on Sunday last, on a picture postcast of Pompei, Nopoli. We reciprocate the kind sentiments and wit-h the sender bon voyage and safe re- turn- It is a consolation to know the Echo reaches the boys of Newport in distant places, and affords some little pleasure to them. Sheep Worrying.—Having had at least C3 In two lambs driven over the rocks at Holm House, Mr Howells has been compelled to insert a notice in another column, warning trespassers that they will be prosecuted Now the loss of two lambs amounts to several sovereigns, and surely those who are allowed the privelege of strolling through the fields ought to leave their dogs at home or refrain from taking them into fields where sheep "are grazing. It is nothing lets than an abuse of kindness for any one to tell the hard working tenant-farmer who is mindful of his stock, that he has no right to order dogs and trespassers off the field. Yet this actually occurred one day recently. Now, suppose in a town one man commits damage to the extent of only a few shillings, why, there is no end of fuss which probably ends in a law suit. Is not the farmer entitled to similar consider- ation as claimed by the dwellers in towns ? In fields near the cliffs several hundred feet deep, dogs ought never to be allowed particu- larly if sheep are there. —Another good report is to hand of a young woman who artfully put a stop to the ravages of two young dogs on Sunday evening last. It seems that she was coming over the mountain when the saw a dog mauling the sheep about. A sterner member would have immediately proceeded to chastise the tyke and give chase, but not so with the girl. She entiewd the dog to her and quickly tied her apron over its head. Another dog way was similarly treated and the two were detained until the following day when they were claimed by the owners and, it is said, killed. About twenty lambs weie severely injured by the ferocious canines. Dogs are liab!e to tackle sheep in isolated places during the hot weather so that it is to be hoped owners of such aniruals will keep them chained. Obituary.—Sympathy is expressed with Mr Evan Boven, of llJwen Bros at the loss he has sustained by the death of his wife on Monday last at Glenhurst, Cardigan, at the earl". age of 30, and after A rather prolonged illness. For sometime she was in a Sanator- ium and improved considerably but again relapsed and died as stated leaving one child. Deceased was a native of Swansea, highly respected and was a faithful member of the Parish Church, Cardigan. She was married only three years. The obsequies take place to-day (Thursday) at Cardigan. Fishing.—Seine fishing has turned in better than for some years, last week Capt Ellis's boat bringing in no less than sixteen large salmon, one weighing close upon a quarter of a hundredweight and others little less. Visitors.—At Llwyngwair Arms Hotel, are Mr and Mrs D E Thomas (Senior), and Mr and Mrs Thomas (Junior) and son, from Haverfordwest.—The Rev David Griffiths, from near Brecon, and a native of Newport, is on a holiday visit. Many have rsrrived for the holidays, but next month a very large number is expected. Apartments are being snapped up briskly.





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