Search 15 million Welsh newspaper articles
23 articles on this Page
Llwyngwair En Fete. ----
Llwyngwair En Fete. WEDDING OF MISS BOWEN Celebrations at Nevern and Newport. [By our Special Correspondent.] A considerable area of what may be termed the extreme North County was practically en fete yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon upon the occasion of the celebration of the nuptials of Miss Violet Roquier Harriette Bowen, second daughter of Alderman and Mrs Bowen,. of Llwyngwair, and Mr John David Douglas Evans, J.P., of Ffrwdgrech, Lieutenant of the 24th Regiment of Militia, Brecon. The association of the bride's parents with the ancient borough of Newport and the feudal village of Nevern are so intimate as to rank second only to that of Sir Marteine Lloyd, Lord Marcher of the Barony of Kernes —the last of his rank-and the event was naturally regarded in both localities and their environs as a red-letter day in their modern history. The bridegroom, who succeeded to his father's Brecon estate in January, 1908, is, although still a young man, one who has made his mark in the world. In addition to holding His Majesty's commissions both in peace and in war-the former having been conferred as recently as a week ago-he has travellea extensively abroad, and indulged in big-game shooting in the Indian Empire. The ceremony was performed at Nevern T" ransn church, which the bridal party reached by a picturesque drive through the wooded glades of the Llwyngwair estate, which were just bursting into spring foliage, the hedgerows being resplendant with dense banks of primroses and other effective wild flowers. Happy the bride that the sun" shines on Those who place credence in the old adage will derive auspicious auguries from the ideal weather which prevailed throughout the whole of the day, despite the threatening aspect of the heavens for days past. Emerging from the serpentine, wooded drives of the estate, the bridal party crossed an open meadow, its route being gaily be- decked with tricoleur flags, and, upon approaching the bride spanning the Nevern River—which was in full flood—passed under a triumphal arch, decked with evergreens, and surmounted with the motto-worked in gold upon a red background—" Bars of iron cannot sever two hearts that united are." On the reverse was delineated, in blue upon a white background, Best of prosperity to your home." Above, floated, predominant amongst other flags, the emblematic dragon of the Principality. At the cross-roads another archway, flanked by a couple of Royal Standards, was encountered, its inscriptions being, Llusern yw dy air i'm traed (silver on light blue) and Gwyn fyd ach dilyno eich dan (red on white). Immediately ere reaching the entrance to the churchyard, the carriages passed under a span composed of flags of all nations. The lych-gate had been converted into an evergreen porch, giving access to the stately avenue of ancient trees which, leads to the more modern edifice some considerable dis- tance beyond. Within had been constructed a rustic pro- cessional arcade, surmounted by an emblema- tic white awning and paved with ornamental carpet matting, up which the principals and their guests passed incommeded by any pressure from the general public, who, none the less, found ample accommodation without the barriers. Admirable as were the scenic effects-both natural and artificial-en route, they paled into insignificance before the spectacle pre- sented by the chancel of the sacred edifice, in which the nuptial rites of the church were solemnized. The altar was decked with bunches of primulo obconica rising from banks of ver- dant moss, which were studded with brilliant- hued primroses, the contrast of the three colours being particularly effective. On either hand were banked lilium can- didum, arum lilies, spiraeas, and azaleas, relieved by palms, ferns and other foliage. The communion rails were decked with moss, studded with primroses, whilst im- mediately outside were dense banks of palms, spireas, and miscellaneous evergreen and other foliage plants. The windows of the chancel were also deck- ed with foliage relieved with spireas, etc. As the bride entered the church the Wedd- ing March from Lohengrin was played by Miss Hatwood (Llwyngwair), who presided at the organ throughout the ceremony, whicH was fully choral, the baton being wielded by Mr A Ward, the village schoolmaster. The officiating clergy were the Revs. L G Dickinson, of Eyre, Surrey Heywood Phillips, of Pembroke, and J 0 Evans, Vicar of Nevern. The bride, who was given away by her father, was charmingly attired in a princess gown of soft white satin, trimmed with yoke sleeves of fine tucked net, with a draped cor- sage, and finished with silver trimmings and a spray of orange blossom. The bottom of the skirt and train were embroidered with silver empire wreaths, and she wore a long white tuelle bridal veil over a wreath of orange blossom. She carried a sheaf of Mag- dalene lilies, and wore a nagnificent diamond necklace, the gift of the bridegroom. She was attended, in the capacity of brides- maids, by the Misses Caroline Blanch Bowen, Easter and Joan Bowen, Phoebe Evans, Wilma Bowles, and Rosamund Hill; each of whom was attractively attired in ninon of soft white satin, made in the Romney style, with deep waist-band ot rosYlDk satin, the fichu being fastened with a rose. With the exception of that of the last named (who wore a poke bonnet trimmed wi th rosebuds), each costume was surmounted by a large picture hat of white lace, trimmed with roses to match and finished with black velvet rosette and streamer. Instead of the customary bouquet each carried a white shepherdess' crook, to the handle of which a bunch of pink roses was attached by a band of black velvet. Each bridesmaid wore .a handsome pearl brooch, the gift of the groom. The duties of best man were efficiently dis- charged by Mr Hutchinson, of London, an old friend of the bridegroom during the latter's college days at Oxford. The ceremony opened with the hymn, Gracious spirit, Holy Ghost," acd, during the course thereof, the choir rendered the Psalm, God be merciful unto us and bless us," and the hymn," Oh perfect love," the latter being sung kneeling. Whilst the registers were being signed the hymn, "Now, thank we all our God" was rendered, and as the newly-wedded couple left the sacred edifice the strains of Mendels- sohn's Wedding March pealed from the organ. Once without the portals, a merry chime issued from the belfry of the tower, being echoed from the fane of St. Mary's, Newport, and Mr and Mrs Evans made their way through a dense crowd and an incessant shower of rice and confetti to their carriage in which they were speedily driven away in the direction of the latter's formal home, where a largely-attended reception was held by Alderman and Mrs Bowen, the customary toasts being felicitously proposed and enthu- siastically honoured. The gifts of which the happy couple had been the recipients attracted a great deal of attention by reason both of their great num- ber (some three hundred in all) and of their great value and variety. The display was an exceeding attractive one, embracing choice examples of the goldsmith's and the jeweller's arts, massive and filagree silver, valuable old china, works of art, and innumerable other articles of vertu and bric-a-brac. The groom's gift to his bride was a magni- ficent diamond tiara, which is capable of being converted into a necklace, and which, as already stated, formed part of the bridal costume. Her gift to the groom took the form of a valuable signet ring. Mr Bowen's presents were a lady's hunter a lady's silver- mounted dressing case, each article being engraved with the recipient's new monogram; and a set of old Queen Anne silver salt-cellars. The gifts of the groom's mother included a canteen of silver, a silver tea and coffee ser- vice, and a handsome diamond bracelet. A silver cup was presented by Mr Evans' brother officers in the Militia, and large and massive silver cigarettee box (inscribed) by Major Walters and the officers of the depot of the 24th Regiment, Brecon. Sir Charles Philipps' (of Picton Castle) offering was a silver-moun- ted barometer. A ruby and diamond brace- let was given by the brother and sisters of the bride a gold and turquoise necklace by her mother; a gold and pearl muff-chain by Major and Mrs Hill; a gold and pearl necklace by Mrs Bowen, of Cotham, Newport; handsome silver dishes by Miss Evans, of Cardiff, aunt of the groom; and a massive gold cigarette box, with a ruby catch, by Mrs Gwynne Holford, of Buckland. The tenants of the Llwyngwair estate, instead of combining as is often the case, made individual gifts, fre- quently of considerable value. The employ- ees upon the estate presented the couple with two silver bowls, and the indoor servants made them the recipients of inscribed silver salver. The tenants on the bridegroom's Breconshire estate at Ffrwdgrech presented a silver cake dish. Later in the day Mr and Mrs Evans left amidst hearty congratulations and good wishes upon their honeymoon. Leaving the estate, they motored beneath a rustic arch of evergreens, tastefully relieved by bunting, and passed through Newport Dinas, Fishguard and Goodwick, to the Harbour, whence they departed upon the Boat Express, en route for the Riviera, where the honeymoon will be spent. All along the route they were met with evidences of the interest taken by the general public in their welfare, Newport being one mass of flags and bunting from end to end, even the side streets presenting a brilliant spectacle, whilst the three other towns were not altogether devoid of decor- ative effects. Amongst the guests was Lady St David's, who accompanied the party to the Harbour Station, where an unexpected rencontre oc- curred with a friend of the bride who had just arrived from Ireland, and was quite un- aware of the auspicious event which had just been celebrated. At 9.15 p.m., a huge bonfire, which illum- inated the country for miles round, was lit upon the slopes of Carningli at Park-y- eribyn. j It should be added that the external decor- ations at Nevern were effected by Messrs Lloyd, (Velindre) and Marsden, (Ffynon- ddofn), and those within the Church by Mr Thomas Brindley, head gardener at Llwyn- gwair. A brass band discoursed sweet music in the grounds during the afternoon. o CELEBRATIONS AT NEWPORT. Residents of the ancient feudal Borough are never slow to celebrate with time-honour- ed ceremony any event of moment in the lives of those of the local landed gentry whose popularity, throughout many a generation, has endeared them to the general public, and on the present occasion they unquestionably surpassed themselves. j The preserce at the Castle of the bride- groom, together with Major and Mrs Lloyd (the latter a sister of the bride),* and of in- numerable other guests at Cotham, at the hotel named after the family arms, and at various residential premises lent an air of marked activity to the town for several days before the wedding. On the auspicious date motors and car- riages began to traverse the streets as early as six o'clock in the morning, whilst before ten there was scarcely a house, shop, or hotel which was not gaily bedecked with flags, streamers and bunting, the main road being spanned every few yards in this fashion. An ensign and other flags fluttered gaily from the lofty summit of St. Mary's Church tower, from which, later in the day, a merry chime of bells pealed out. The day was kept, to all intentions and purposes as a general holiday, hardly a resi- dent but took advantage of the favourable metereological conditions to attend the fun- ction, Practically all utilised the beautiful timbered walks across the estate, but few traversing the more lengthy main road, albeiet the latter contingent had, on the outward journey by far the best view of the arriving guests, only the bride and her immediate en- I tourage proceeding through the woods to the church. As the afternoon wore on, the populace clustered along the main road and upon The Cross, in order to catch a farewell glance of the young couple, whose fleeting passage in an enormous yellow car was greated with round upon round of euthusiastic cheers, and a further peal of bells. In the evening large numbers turned out to witness the bonfire on Park-y-gribin, which showed up magnificently against a dark, cloudless, star-bespangled sky. I I Appended is a list of the Newport decora- tions :-Summit of St. Mary s Church Tower, The Castle, Mrs Nicholas and Mrs Daniel, span Cross House, Miss Phillips, flag; span from Mr Williams, draper, to Mr J James; span, Bowen Brothers to Mr Davies, chemist; span from Mr J J Brown to Fountain House; Capt. James, Market street, flags; Mr W Jehkins, flags; Miss Nicholas, flag; Angel Coffee Tarenv-flags; Miss Daniel, flag; Miss Rowland, flag; Mr Varney, flag; Capt. Llewellyn, flag; Bank Terrace, span; Mrs Howells, flag; Mr D Mathias, flag; Mr E Williams, flag; Llwyngwair Arms, span Mr Williams, chemist, flag; Mr J Havard, span. Miss Morgan, flag; Mr Thomas, flag; Mrs Owen, flag; Mrs Lawrence, flag; Capt. Lewis, flag; Mrs Hogan, flag; Mr J P Brown, flag; Capt. Evans, Cambria terrace, span; Capt. Phillips, Abertawe House, span; Mr Hughes, Pendre, flags; Capt. Davies, Fern Cottage, span; Mr Felix, flags; Mr Lamb, flag Capt. Jones, flag Capt. Williams, flag; 6 Mr B Williams, flag Mr J T Isaac, flag; Mrs Thomas, Scolton House, flag; Mr G John, flag Mr D James, flag Mr J Thomas, flag; Mr Stephens, flag; Mrs Tudor, flag; Mrs James, Factory, flag; Mrs E Nicholas, flag Capt. Williams, West street, flag; Mr Will- iams, watchmaker, flag; Mr D Owen, flag; Mr D Morgan, flag; Mrs Rowlands, (lag Mrs Lodwig, flag; Mr J Phillips, Gwaunydd, flag; Capt. Thomas, West End, flag.
Pembrokeshire Brothers Killed.
Pembrokeshire Brothers Killed. Trehafod Colliery Victims. A distressing double fatality occurred at the Trevor pit, Lewis Merthyr Collieries, Trehafod, on Monday night, the victims being two brothers, James and George Morgan, Wayne-street, Trehafod, sons of Mr Thomas Morgan, who is a brother to Mr William Morgan, Parkymorfa, Fishguard, and Mr David Morgan, Middle Mill, Solva. The two brothers were regular visitors to Fishguard, and on the occasion of their last visit, were staying with Mrs Rees, at Jubilee Terrace. The deceased, who were engaged as colliers, had completed their day's shift, and had left their working places to proceed to the bottom of the pit, when suddenly a heavy fall of roof took place and overwhelmed both men. Two other workmen were approaching the spot at the time, and narrowly escaped a similar fate. These men raised the alarm, and a large body of miners immediately set to work to remove the debris from the im- prisoned men. Their efforts were speedily rewarded by the recovery of George Morgan, who was still alive, but he succumbed in a few minutes. The arduous task of removing-tons of stone and earth-which was not unattended by risks owing to the unsafe condition of the disturbed roof-was prosecuted with all vigour by the workmen in their endeavour to reach the other brother, but when his body was extricated from the centre of the fall' life was extinct. Both bodies were conveyed to the home of the grief-stricken father on an ambulance, preceded by a large number of workmen. The night shift at both Trevor pits and the night shift of the adjoining colliery, the Bertie, as a mark of sympathy, customary on these occasions, did not descend the mines on Monday night.
A Fishguard Mystery.
A Fishguard Mystery. Solva Sailor's Disappearance.. Is He Drowned ? At the time of writing (Tuesday) consider- able mystery surrounds the fate of Mr Gwynne Martin, a sailor, who is a native of Solva, and a brother of Mrs Griffiths, of Llanychaer. It appears that he had been engaged to sail on Thursday morning in a smack be- longing to Capt Phillips, of West-street, Fishguard. He came ashore at Lower Town during the course of Wednesday evening, and at 10.30 p.m. the boat was picked up by the G.W.R. launch St David' in the immediate vicinity of the Power House. Upon the news becoming public it was immediately assumed that he had lost his footing whilst endeavouring to board the smack, and had been drowned. That he was originally aboard the boat appeared evident from the fact that the painter by which it had been tied to the quay had been coiled up tidily. Enquiries, however, elicited the facts that the was seen on Fishguard Market Square at ten o'clock by the police that he subse- quently visited the Fishguard Arms and that he was seen in the Sailor's Arms, Lower Town, between a quarter and half-past ten. Yet the boat was picked up a mile and a quarter distant at 10.30 p.m. It appears fairly obvious that, if these statements are chronologically correct, he could never have been in the boat, and the surmise has been indulged in that he stood upon the quay, unloosened the painter and coiled it up in the boat from that spot, sub- sequently pushing the boat off and leaving it to drift. It however, stands to reason that, had he so acted-which he could only have done with the object of endeavouring to efface himself-he would not have immediately adjoured to an adjacent hostelry where he might be sure of being recognised. Yet, accepting the premise, this is what he must have done, for allowance must be made from the time which would be required to enable the boat to drift so far. The most reasonable suggestion which we have yet encountered is that some mischeivous person set the boat adrift after coiling up the rope, and that the missing man, imagining, in the darkness, that it was still at the quay- side, stepped into the water and was drowned, his body being washed out to sea.
. DINAS CROSS
DINAS CROSS An Explanation.—We regret that, as ex- plained in our last issue, the material for the compilation of our Dinas news came to hand too late for publication. We can only assure our readers that .the fault lay not with our- selves, that we had, in fact, taken greater precautions than usual to ensure detailed re- ports that week, but our arrangements were inexplicably miscarried. Medical.—We understand that Drs. Havard and Rees, of Newport, have purchased Gla- morgan House, Bwlchmawr and contemplate opening a surgery there at an early date. Congratulations.—We heartily congratu- late Mr Dcwi Harries, J.P., upon having at- tained the distinction—unprecedented we believe-of being elected as Chairman of the St Dogmaels Rural District Council for the third year in succession. Illness.—We regret to have to record that Mr Tom D Maurice, schoolmaster, has suffered a relapse whilst convalescent from his recent attack of tonsilitis. Hoax.An amusiug, but something dis- concerting, hoax was perpetrated by some anonymous wit on Saturday. A lady and a gentleman had driven off Cardiganwards early in the day on pleasure bent, but the rumour spread rapidly that the Registrar's Office in that town was their real objective. Hence they were received upon their return with the firing of guns, with lighted torches, and with other manifestations of rejoicing. It would be difficult indeed to say which party was the most astounded after explan- ations had been exchanged. Bungalow.—A bungalow is being _erected adjoining the post office facing the cross roads, for Mrs George, of Garn terrace. Llwyngwair Wedding.—Mr and Mrs J D D Evans, of Ffrwdgrech, Brecon, who motored through Dinas yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon en route for their honeymoon on the Reviera, found the villiage gaily bedecked with flags and bunting, an excellent display being en- countered at that portion of the road which passes between the Post Office and the Glan Hotel, where,included in an arch of flags,were the greetings Welcome, and Long Life! Spring,—Though long delayed spring is now master of the meterological and agri- cultural situations. Gorse is in abundant bloom upon every wayside, while fair amount of white blossoms are also to be encountered. Primroses abound, as do also other wild flowers, whilst corn and other cereals have already burst their earthy bonds.
GOODWICK Turbine Tattle.—The St. Andrew," hav- ing completed her annual survey and repaired the slight damage sustained whilst leaving dry-dock at Clydebank, arrived back on Fri- day morning after an exceptionally fast passage, and took her service on the station on Saturday afternoon. The St. Patrick toas left for Birkenhead in order to undergo her annual survey. The Great Western is still absent upon similar business, and on Sunday the Pembroke had again to work both the Waterford and the Rosslare services, completing the dual event at 6.40 p.m., when she reached the Harbour with 78 tons of cargo aboard. Trip to Manxland.— Arrangements are afoot for a special limited excursion from South Wales to Douglas, Isle of Man, during the Whitsuntide holidays, the vessel employed being the St. Andrew," which will thus be afforded a finer opportunity of demonstrating her capacity than is the case upon the short passage to Rosslare. There can be little doubt that, should the experiment be crowned with success, frequent trips will be made dur- ing the summer months. Personal.—Mrs W T Gray has removed to her new home and Mr and Mrs Charles Bowen are expected to take up their residence at Penrhyn at an early date. Improved Facilities.—A new motor omni- bus service with accommodation for luggage will run between Carmarthen and Llansteph- an, commencing on the 1st prox. It will connect with the 7.50 a.m., 9.5 a.m., and 4.25 p.m. trains from Fishguard Harbour, and also with the 12.15 p.m. from Goodwick. St. Peter's Church.—The choir of this place of worship is at present practising under the batons of Messrs Drake and Williams as an anthem for Whitsuntide the composition en- titled, Oh, for a closer walk with the Lord!" Illness.—We regret to learn that Mrs E Lincoln Lewis, wife of the Rector, had on Monday to leave for Cardiff in order to under- go an operation. Traffic.-As is customary at this season of the year the importation of cattle has fallen off considerably, but it is gratifying to note that the Irish cargo traffic shows marked signs of improvement. Male Voice Party.— This organisation, which has been phenomenally successful dur- ing its brief career, will compete at Letterston eisteddfod this (Wednesday) evening. Harbour Station.—Mr N P Mansfiield, Deputy Supt (whose place is at present being filled by Mr D J Elias) will resume duties on Monday evening after a fortnight's vacation. Elsewhere.—In other parts of this issue will be found references to the Booth boats, the Harbour Scheme, and the new Harbour Station and Quay Superintendent. More Gunpowder.—But a week has elapsed since we referred to the advantage being taken of the exceptional facilities provided locally for dealing with explosives. On Mon- day the s.s. Marie arrived from Arklow with a cargo of gun-powder for Thames Haven, and another vessel with a consign- ment of explosives for Llantrissant is expec- ted at the end of the present week. Coming Events.—A large party of guests proceeding to Llwyngwair, Newport, for the wedding of Miss Bowen (elsewhere reported) arrived by the afternoon boat train, to which was attached an invalid coach in which tra- velled the only son of the house, who was attended by a nurse. Dr Havard, of Newport, met the train and took charge of the invalid, who together with the rest of the party were conveyed to Llwyngwair in special vehicles. New School.—Notice of the new elemen- tary School to be erected at Goodwick will be found in our advertising columns. Customs Change.—The intelligent anti- cipation indulged in in -our last issue under the heading of Entre Nous" has been justi- fied. A letter intended for Mr Byrne, Cus- toms and Excise Officer, Fishguard, having been delivered inadvertently to Mr Leith, Customs and Excise Officer, Goodwick.
Llanwnda Parish Council. ---
Llanwnda Parish Council. The annual meeting of the above council was held at Henner Council School on Tues- day evening, April 20th, when there were present:—Messrs John Williams, Wm. Evans, J C Bowen, Arthur Davies, David Nicholas, and Dr. Williams. Mr Thomas James also attended the meeting.-On-the motion of Mr Wm. Evans, seconded by Mr Arthur Davies, Mr J C Bowen was elected chairman pro. tem.-The following were unanimously re- elected: -Chairman, Mr W. Reynolds, Tre- howell; vice-chairman, Mr John Williams, Pontiago treasurer, Mr D H Perkins, Pen- ysgwarne clerk, Mr James Evans, Cargowil. Mr John Williams and Mr Arthur Davies were elected overseers for the ensuing year. The accornts for the year ending March 2ist were examined and passed. The general accounts showed the payments to have been- of ^13 13s 8d during the year, leaving a balance at the end of the year of £42 8s 3d. —The lighting account payments to the r, amount of £ 51 us 4d had been made, leav- ing a balance of £ 48 4s 5d at the end of the year.—There are now 14 gas lamps and one petrolite lamp at Goodwick. Seventeen meetings of the Council had been held during the year. The following is a list of the members' attendances:—Mr J C Bowen 16, Mr Arthur Davies 12, Mr William Evans 15, Mr T E Williams 13, Mr John Williams 17, Mr Wm. Lewis 14, Mr B Morris i, Mr W Reynolds 5, Mr D H Perkins 10, Dr. Williams i, Mr D Nicholas 12.
J. FRANCIS (OF MERTHYR TYDFIL) Begs to announce that he has taken over the Gfocepy & paffiitaf e and Coal Business Of the late Mr. OUTHBERT THOMAS at the Supply Stores, Fishguard, And at the same time respectfully solicits a continuance of the Patronage which has been extended to his late esteemed predecessor. The Business will be conducted on similar lines to those adopted by the late Mr. Thomas, and customers may rely upon having prompt personal at- tention given to all orders.
COAL AND CULM at Lower Fishguard* A good supply of best Screened Coal and Culm will always be kept in stock, at lowest possible prices, Orders respectfully solicited.—Apply, J. Ayres (T Lamb), Lower Fishguard.
Concert.—The annual children's concert in connection with the National Schools will be held the first week in June and will be con- tinued for two nights. Welsh Industries.—Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales has signified her intention of visiting the Annual Sale of Welsh industries to be held at Hyde Park House, London on the 20th, and 21st of May. All goods for the Pembokeshire Stall must be sent on or before the 15th of May to the Honorary County Secretary, Mrs Owen Phillips, 76, Eaton Square, London, S.W. Lower Town Mystery.—The doubt enter- tained concerning the fate of a Solva sailor well known locally will be found set forth in another column. Theft of a Ham.—At the Market Hall, Fishguard, on Friday last before Mr T G Bennett, a man named Patrick Wheelan, a native of South Shields,was charged in custody for that he on the 22nd day of April, felon- iously did steal one ham of the value of twen- ty-eight shillings, the property of Mr 41fred Williams, of the Farmers Arms, Fishguard. Evidence was given by Mrs Williams to the effect that the accused came into the house about 10 o'clock the previous day and she served him with a pint of beer. He asked her if he should go into the kitchen to dry his coat, and she granted the request. Her hus- band happened to come down from upstairs a few minutes after, and saw something bulky under prisoner's coat, which she saw-at once was one of the hams that she had hang- ing in the kitchen. She valued the ham at twenty-eight shillings.—Prisoner was reman- ded in custody (no bail being forthcoming) to Newport Sessions on the 18th day of May. In the absence of Mr Walter J Vaughan, sol- icitor, Mr Sydney J Pitt acted as Magistrates' Clerk. New Petty Sessions.—A special meeting of magistrates will be held at the Town Hall on the 6th of May, particulars of which will be found in our advertising columns. At Home.—Mr Henry Thomas, nephew to Mr and Mrs Henry Evans, Lower Town, paid a brief visit home last week, returning to join his ship on Wednesday last. Police Drill.—Maesgwynne was this (Wed- nesday) afternoon the venue of an hour's drill by the members of the local constabulary who are under the jurisdiction of Supt. Rees Brinn. Funeral.—On Friday last the remains of the late Mr John Griffiths, High-street (form- erly of the Castle Stores) were laid to to rest in Hermon cemetery amidst the deepest mani- festations of sincere respect and sympathy. There was a numerous and representattve gathering present. At the house the Rev T Garnon read a portion of the Scriptures and the Rev W Morlais Davies offered prayer, and at the graveside the Rev J W Maurice, (Dinas) and the Rev J D Symmonds addressed the assembly on the many good traits in the de- ceased gentleman's character, the mournful proceedings being brought to a close by prayer offered by the Rev W Rees, Harmony. Dance and Social.—A highly successful dance and social was held at the Temperance Hall on the evening of Wednesday of last week, the proceeds being devoted to the funds of the Fishguard Association Football Club. Dancing commenced at 8 o'clock, and was kept up until midnight, there being about twenty couples present. Mr S J Pitt acted as M.C., and the refreshments were in the hands of Mrs S J Pitt, who was assisted at the tables by Mrs Capt. T Lewis, Mrs A J Hodges, Miss Lilly Williams, and Mr Charlie Patterson. The duties of pianistes were ably carried out by Miss L Rosser and Mr Sydney J Pitt. Hearty thanks are due to Miss Williams, Cartref, for the loan of crockery, &c., and for the gift of some of the refresh- ments also to Mr D G Bateman for the gift of lemonade, &c. The whole of the arrange- ments were in the hands of, and were carried out by, Messrs D G Bateman and S J Pitt, the hon. secs. of the club. Games, such as cards, draughts, dominoes, &c., were indulged in by the non-dancers. Death.—We regret to have to chronicle this week the death of Idris Vittle, eight years of age, nephew of Mr William Vittle of Tre- groes Cottages, Fishguard, which sad event took place on Sunday night last after a fort- night's illness. Idris was a bright and intelli- gent little fellow, popular with his playmates and of a winning disposition. The funeral took place this (Wendesday) afternoon at Hermon cemetery, the Rev Dan Davies offici- ating. Several members of the teaching staff of the Council School were present, as were also a large number of children. We join in heartfelt sympathy with the bereaved relatives in their hour of sorrow. Coming Concert.—A concert is to be held at an early date under the auspices of the Fishguard Choral Society. Territorial Topics.—The caps for use with the blue walking-out costumes have now been issued, and the parade to-night (Wednesday) will be in new uniform, the belts for which will be issued on parade. Instruction drill will take place at South Hook Fort, Milford Haven on Saturday, a special train convey- ing the local company from Goodwick which will be left at 2.15 p.m., approximately. The exact hour of departure will be notified later to intending participants, whose names should be handed in not later than to-night (Wed- nesday).
MAENCLOCHOG. A Popular Conductor in a New Role.-Fresh from his brilliant victory at Narberth Easter Monday eisteddfod, Mr D Evans, the success- ful choir conductor, acted mi the capacity of adjudicator of music at Dinas eisteddfod on Wednesday week. Besides winning prizes in the musical line, Mr Evans has won prizes galore for recitation, and his remarks, hints, and suggestions to the competitors indicated a student well refined by the cult of the ele- vated muse. He is a fluent speaker both in English and Welsh, and we feel sure that his services as adjudicator of music and recita- tions will be eagerly sought after in the near future. We have received, through Mr Jonah John, the secretary of the eisteddfod, the written adjudication of Mr D Thomas on the chief choral contest at Narberth. It was as follows :—Choir I: Good voices, with plenty of tone, but this is hard at present, and the bass at times were rough. The leads at pp. 2 and 4 were not in strict time. At p. 3 some incorrect notes were sung, and the intonation at the words "grossness quit" was rather uncertain. On the whole, the singing lacked breadth of treatment and warmth of colour. Choir II: Finer and softer tone than No. 1- better blend of voices—better choice of "tem- po for the chorus. This gave the choir a better opportunity of giving breadth of style and majesty of effect to their rendering. They achieved a better climax a p. 3. The leads at p. 4 were correct as to time of entry. There was more and better attempt at gradation of tone than Nb. 1, and their intonation through- out was good. The general effect was majes- tic as well as powerful. The prize is awarded to Choir II. -u-
HONOUR FOR MR DEWI HARRIES.
HONOUR FOR MR DEWI HARRIES. The annual meeting of the St Dogmaels Rural District Council was held at the Work- house on Thursday. Mr Dewi Harries J.P.pre- siding Mr Evan Lewis said that their present chairmen had been very faithful to the dis- charge of his duties, and he proposed his re-election for another year. Rev J LI Morris seconded. Rev E D Evans did not agree with the motion. Mr Harries had no doubt done his work well, but there were others who would like the office. He proposed the election of the vice-chairman (Rev Job Evans.) Mr H 0 Davies seconded. Mr G L Davies said that it was a feeling that the chairman should be elected for two years. There were others expecting to go through the Chair, but if they had to wait three years for each chairman, some of them would be old people when their time came. He proposed Mr E P Jenkins be appointed. Mr T Davies seconded. Rev Job Evans said he was not going to stand an election, so he would withdraw in favour of the Chairman. Rev E D Evans contended that was not right. They should not make a preference of one more than another. If they appointed the Chairman for another year, aud the next one only for two years, that would mean to a certain extent that he had not fulfilled his duties so well as the others. Mr G L Evans felt that they were setting up a dangerous precedent by the course sug- gested. As, however, both Mr Evans and Mr Jenkins withdrew, Mr Harries was re-elected unani- mously, and thanked the members for the hon- our.
I LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
I LETTERS TO THE EDITOR We wish it to be clearly understood that we do not in any way hold ourselves responsible for the opinions expressed in correspond- ence appearing under the above heading.— ED.
Soldiers in Uniform.
Soldiers in Uniform. To the Editor of the "County Echo." Sir, -Having seen in your last issue a letter by R. N." on the above subject, in which he confirms my last letter on the few points of my arguements, that those who wear His Majesty's uniform are not debarred from tak- ing part in the politics of the Empire. I happen to know that your correspondent holds a very high position in this Majesty's service and has occasion to handle the King's regulations in the course of his duty, so I hope that it will satisfy everybody that there is nothing in the King's regulations about political gatherings. And now just one more point: your correspondent under 'Entre Nous wishes to know, that if my contention be correct, how do I explain the fact that the local Territorials were officially informed that they could not attend that particular meeting in uniform ? I was not aware before that they were informed, but my explanation is this: A senior officer can make an order to that effect and put any place out of bounds, if he thinks necessary, and that order must be strictly adhered to, and if such an order was given previous to that particular meeting then those men who attended laid themselves open to severe punishment for disobeying orders from their superior officer; and if such an order exists throughout the army then it is a general order from the Commander-in-chief of the Forces or some other high personage, and not from the King's regulations. Perhaps R.N." will help me to throw further light on the above subject. Now that I have answered the above query as best as I can, perhaps he will answer me this: Why is it that in Hyde Park, London, where all sorts of public gatherings are held that you will see hundreds of soldiers and sailors mixed up in the throng. Now, if it was against the regulations they would not be there and if there was an order issued, I am sure they would not be made although they can issue an order to stop them. No one seems to trouble about it. Yet some one seems to kick up a dust about a few Terriers we have in Fishguard.—Yours truly, EX-FLATFOOT.
An Insult to Wales and Welshmen.
An Insult to Wales and Welsh- men. To the Editor of County Echo." Sir,—I cannot allow that unwarranted and cowardly desecration of the memory of the late Mr Tom Ellis, which appeared in a con- temporary last week, to pass unnoticed. We, Fishguardians and Welshmen, remember Tom Ellis as a man who had but one aim in life, and that was to serve Wales, and to give to its sons and daughters those advantages and privileges which would enable them to com- pete successfully with their more favourably placed brothers and sisters in the other coun- tries of the United Kingdom. He died in 1899, a young man of 40 years, a son of a poor tenant farmer, but respected and loved, and admired by all, irrespective of party and creed, for his sincerity and singlemindedness. When Welshmen, wherever they are met, make up their list of National Heroes, Tom Ellis' name is sure to figure prominently. In a Fishguard paper of last week, there appeared what purported to be a translation into English of a Welsh poem composed in memory of the late Tom Ellis. The transla- tor betrayed a hateful detestation of all things Welsh-a man conversant with our ancient and resonant tongue, but entirely devoid of any sympathy with our National ideals. We have not, however, to deal with the traitor who took the trouble to parodise the Welsh poem, but, with the person who allowed such a parody to appear in print. He, who is faulty of the latter injustice to our Nation, is a man lacking as much in good taste as he does in knowledge of English and Latin. This can be verified by referring to his leader' of last week, where he uses the phrase with the proverbial, cum grano salis." Any boy possessing a mcst element- ary knowledge of either Latin or English would know that the person who could write the above phrase was ignorant of the function of both Latin and English prepositions. I shall gladly credit him with ignorance so far as the latter are concerned. Is there a Welshman in Fishguard or the neighbourhood who will allow this enemy of his language and his National ideals to brazenly ridicule all that he holds dear? It is within my knowledge that this self- appointed dictator insulted the Welsh people of Fishguard on the night of the Urban Council Election in the most flagrant manner. A certain gentleman, rather high up on the poll, when called upon to respond to the crowd outside the Town Hall, was greeted with cries of Cymraeg," Cymraeg." He was quite capable of responding in that language to the satisfaction of the most critical in the audience, but a certain "Editor- proprietor within the precincts of the Town Hall greeted those appeals with repeated re- iterations of d--d nonsense." Are the Welshmen of Fishguard and dis- trict going to allow this alien, this enemy of their race, and this vilifier of their heroes, to dictate to them ? Until he knows our language, understands our aspirations, and admires our heroes, let him leave Wales, Welsh and Welshmen severely alone.—Yours, &c., WELSHMAN. [Several phrases of an exceedingly strong character have been deleted from the fore going letter.-Ed.]-
BONCATH. Independent Order of Rechabites.—On Sat- day last the annual meeting of the North Pembrokeshire and South Cardigan District of the above order was held at Vachendre, Boncath. D.C.R. Bro. Thos. Morris, Newport, Pem., presided. The following officers were also present: P.D.C.R. Bro. John Evans, Saundersfoot; D.D.R. Bro. Geo Davies, New Moat, Clarbeston D.S.J.T. Bro. T M Jenkins, Cardigan D.S. Bro. T Lewis, Boncath D. Trustee Bro. J Lewis, Moylgrove. The D. Treasurer Bro. P.W. Thomas was unayoid- ably absent. The following Tents were represented, Narberth Castle, Bro. J Lloyd; Hope of Whitland, Bro. Austin Thomas; Abode of Peace, Bro. W Morgan; Trewyddel, Bro. Edwin James; Precelly, Bro. J Lewis; Lily Tivy, Bro. L Thomas; Blaencefn, Bro. D P Jones, Trefdraeth, and Bro. E Lawrence; Foelgerwyn, Bro. Geo Davies; Dyffryn Taf, Bro. D Rees; Khama, Bro. W James; Gob- aith, Bro. T H George Heddwch, Bro. John Thomas Fishguard Harbour, Bro. J F Davies, Trefdeyrn, Bro. T Richards; Seren Cych, Bro. W Davies. The balance sheet for the year ending December 1908 was discussed, and on the proposition of Bro. J Lewis second- ed by Bro. Jon. Lewis it was unanimously adopted. Two new Juvenile Tents were instituted the beginning of the present year which, with the increase in adult membership and increased funds, shows that the district is in a flourishing condition. The reports from the several representatives were very encouraging. A motion from Seren Cych Tent to incorporate the trustees with the dis- trict officers was defeated, as was also a motion from Heddwch Tent for consolidation of sick funds. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year, D.C.R. Bro. Geo Davies, New Moat; D.D.R. Bro D P Jones, Rhyd Lewis. The D S J Tents, D.T.D.S. and Dist. Trustees were re-elected. Bro. T M Jenkins, Cardigan, was re-elected representa- tive for H.M.C. A very pleasant and inter- esting meeting terminated by a hearty vote of thanks to the elders of Vachendre Chapel for use of the same and to the ladies for their kind and genial attendance at the tables.
IN MEMORIAM. In ever loving memory of my dear mother, Elizabeth Williams, of Mountain View, Letterston, who died April 23rd, 1908. Asleep in Jesus-peaceful rest, Safe in His arms of love; Among the ransomed and the blest, Safe in her home above; No storms willl ever reach her there, No sorrow, grief or pain; For Jesus all her sins did bear, He suffered not in vain.
SCLEDDY. Last Friday the members of the Scleddy Reading Room gave an entertainment to the children of the district. Mr W R Eynon, of Fishguard, very kindly lent his fine grama- phone, und under the management of Messrs W Eynon and H Harper the fine selection of band music, solos, &c., were thoroughly ap- preciated. A cordial vote of thanks was passed to the above-named gentlemen for their kind assistance,
JUST ARRIVED, an extensive assort- ment of Silver and Electro-plated Goods, suitable for Wedding Presents, etc., and will be on sale at lowest prices. An early visit of inspection is invited. A large stock second-hand Bicycles on hand and to be cleared at low prices, also new Bicycles of splendid value for 1909. Customers requiring new or second-hand Bicycles will greatly oblige by giving an early call. We are sole agents for all leading makes of Cycles.— WILLIAMS BROS., Jewellers and Bicycle Agents, Newport. FOR SALE, an upright iron grand PIANO (by Rowland Warner), in splendid con- dition will accept —a bargain.—Apply, Echo" Offices, Fishguard. BOAT FOR SALE. A FIRST-CLASS Pleasure or Sailing BOAT, 15ft. long good beam.—Apply, Echo Offices.
New Harbour Scheme. ---
New Harbour Scheme. Urban Council and Parrog Bridge. Sanction to Plans Deferred. At the annnual meeting of the Fishguard Urban District Council, Mr Levi Evans, J.P., presiding, The Clerk (Mr A J Hodges) read a letter from Mr G Lambert Gibson, M.I.C.E., resident engineer to the Fishguard and Rosslare Ral- ways and Harbours Co., who, in accordance with the terms of that company"s Act of 1908, sent for the Council's approval plans of the bridge which is to carry the railway across the Parrog road. It would, he said, be recollected that, at the time that the plans had been deposited, the Council had objected to the bridge's width, and it had been agreed to increase this to thirty feet. Further, the company was empowered to construct four lines. As far, however, as immediate require- ments were concerned, two would be sufficient and he would be glad if the Council would agree to the construction of the bridge for two, and for it to be widened for four by permission, without obtaining further Parliamentary powers, when occasion arose. This, of course, only applied so far as the Council was con- cerned, assuming that existing powers had not expired in the meanwhile. Apart from the fact that the company did not wish to ex- pend money on temporily-unnecessary works, it would seem better for the road-traffic to be covered over as little as possible. The line, road, head, and other levels were in accor- dance with the Act, and, if the road were widened in the meantime, the subsequent widening of the bridge would not alter the surface of the road. Mr D J Thomas moved and Mr David John seconded that the matter be referred to the Bridge Committee. It was pointed out that there was no such committee. Mr B G Llewhelin said it did not affect the Council, and it would widen the roadway, a less length of which would be covered than was authorised under the Act. He therefore moved that the Council comply with the request. This was seconded by Mr D Rees. Mr E D Jones, J.P., said he never liked to go into those things off-handed, because they might miss something of importance—(hear hear) and, although, so far as he could gather from the letter, the suggestion was perfectly in order, he thought that it would be well if the matter were looked into a little more carefully, so that they might be quite sure that there was nothing there which would in any way prejudice the Council. He thought that the matter had better be deli- gated to a special committee with powers to act, or else referred to of the Standing Com- mittees. He did not see any objection to to tne company's proposals, but, at the same time, he had been pinched before—(laughter) r, —and he would like to look at the plans at leisure, and make quite sure that there was nothing behind the scenes, though he did not presume for a moment that such was the case, The Vice-Chairman (Mr T Lewis) moved that the matter be referred to a special com- mittee consisting of Messrs M D Jones, Llew- helin and George, together with the Clerk. Mr Llewhelin said he did not see the neces- sity it appeared to be quite plain. It was agreed OIl the motion-others hav- ing been withdrawn-of Mr D G Thomas, seconded by Mr D John, that the committee should consist of Mr E D Jones, Mr Llewhelin and Mr Francis George.
CARMARTHEN'S HINT TO FISHGUARD'
CARMARTHEN'S HINT TO FISHGUARD' From the neighbouring town of Carmarthen comes a hint which many Fishguard men and woman will do well to take advantage of. Mrs Margaret Jones, 64, Si Catherine-street, Carmarthen, says For many years I was a sufferer from kidney disorders, which brought on fearful pains in the small of my back and across my loins. I could scarcely turn in bed at nights, and I had great difficulty in getting straight after stooping. I got no rest night or day, and I used to feel tired and languid. My legs and ankles were swollen, and I was in a weak, run-down state. Doan's backache kidney pills, I am glad to say, have altered all this, and made a differ- ent woman of me. My back is free from pain now, and I am better in all ways. (Signed) Margaret Jones." Doan's pills are two shillings and nine- pence per box, or six boxes for thirteen shilling, and ninepence. Of all chemists and stores or post free direct from the Foster-McClellan Co., 8, Wells-street, Oxford-street, London, W. Be sure you get the same kind of pills as Mrs Jones had
New Harbour Station and Quay…
New Harbour Station and Quay Superintendent. His Farewell to Carmarthen. That Mr Charles Bowen, the new Harbour Station and Quay Superintendent will prove a welcome addition to the religious life of the community in general, and to the Baptist denomination in particular is evident from the following report, based upon one which appeared in a recent issue of the 'Carmarthen Journal." He presided on Good Friday in the English Baptist Schoolroom, at Carmarthen, over a converazine held for the purpose of welcoming the new pastor, Rev Gwilym Davies. He need not, he said, tell them on that occasion that .he was very pleased to see so many happy and smiling faces, which was an index that they had come to give a warm and hearty greeting to their guests, Mr Gwilym Davies, their newly-appointed pastor. He then turned to Mr Gwilym Davies, who was seated on his right, and said On be- half of the members of the congregation of this church, I give you a very hearty welcome and trust that you may have a very happy time amongst us as pastor of our church, and that you may be spared for many years to minister unto us. Let me assure you that the prayers of your people will be that you may be abundantly blessed in your good work, and that the blessing of Him who is the Chief Shepherd and Bishop of our souls may always rest upon you." Towards the close of the proceedings, Mr Rees Davies spoke in reference to the depar- ture of the Chairman and his family to Fishguard, remarking that Mr Bowen had been Superintendent of the school for sever- al years, whilst Mrs Bowen had associated herself with the Church work and the child- ren had been devbted to the school. By their removal the congregation was about to suffer a great loss, and it was with great reluctance that they, as a body, were being forced to realise the fact. Yet, while their departure was deplored, they left with the best wishes of all for every success in their new home. lhe Rev Gwilym Davies speaking as one of the rank and file, said Mr Bowen and fam- ily were known of good report, and, during the short time that he had been in Carmar- then,#e had received great assistance from him. He had been looking forward to many happy hours -uid the co-operation of Mr Bowen in promoting new schemes in the work of the Church, and his departure was a heavy blow which they would all feel for some time. Mr Bowen, speaking with emotion, thanked all for their good wishes in reference to Mrs Bowen, the children and himself, remarking that whatever they had done had always been a great pleasure, and no-one could realise their feelings in leaving the church and school after so many years of labour.
NEWPORT, PEM. Wedding.—In another column will be found a detailed report of the wedding of Miss Bowen, Llwyngwair, yesterday (Tuesday). Panegyric.^At Caersalem Chapel, on Sun- day the Rev J Ll. Morris delivered on elo- quent discourse, based upon the words, our friend Lazareth sleepeth," (St John xi, 22), to the memory of Mr Howells, a student for the ministry, whose untimely demise and affecting funeral have already been chronicled in these columns. Bi-Monthly Meetings. The bi-monthly meetings of the North Pembrokeshire and South Cardiganshire Baptist organistion will be held at Caersalem on Tuesday and Wed- nesday. A correspondent writes" I notice that a Newport coach is advertised to leave the town for Goodwick at 10 in the morning, and I would like to know what day does it do so or when is it to commence." Tall Tale.—Rumour hath it that, the other day, a local devotee of the piscatorial craft had just hooked a fine trout, and was in the act of landing it, when a hawk swooped down and appropriated the dainty morsal Aground.—A schooner ran aground on a sandbank at the Parrog on Saturday, and it is expected that it will be found impossible to float her ere the next spring tide.
Successful Eisteddfod at i…
Successful Eisteddfod at Dinas. The eisteddfod held recently in the Council Schools, Dinas Cross, was crowned with a measure of success which must have been gratifying indeed to all who had laboured so assiduously in its promotion. Ideal spring weather graced the function, and the attend-, ance at each of the competitive gatherings ex- ceeded all expectations, whilst the musical standard exhibited by the several contestants was of an exceedingly high order. Every pains had been taken by the various gentlemen responsible for the promotion of the event to ensure that no stone should be left unturned in order to excel all which had preceded it, and the function had b £ en looked forward to, both in the immediate locality and within a wide radius of environ- ment, with feelings of pleasurable expecta- tion, which were not belied when the event- ful day dawned. The interior of the spacious modern schools presented an exceedingly animated spectacle, to which a touch of nationalistic colour was lent by Mrs John, of Glendower, Dinas, in the form of a banner consisting of a red dragon beautifully worked by herself (for a gentleman resident in Panama) upon a white and green background. The same lady, who is ever to the fore when good causes stand in need of aid, also generously placed a piano at the disposal of the committee. The function was ably presided over by Capt James, J.P., of Glanteg, who discharged the duties of his office. in his accustomed breezy fashion. Mr E D Jones, J.P., of Pentour, Fishguard, who was also announced as one of the presidents was unavoidably absent; being detained upon business. The Rev W Glynfab Williams, Rector of St Brynachs, proved himself to be an ideal conductor. The various adjudicators, whose individual awards gave unqualified satisfaction, were as follows :—Music, Mr J Harries, Narberth test, Mr D Evans, Maenclochog essay, recitation and poetry, Revs J W Maurice and G Morgan, Dinas Cross, and Mr D P George, Tonrefail walking sticks, Capt James, Dinas Cross prize bags and fancy work, Mrs W G Williams, Rectory and Mrs G Morgan, Tyhen. Mrs J Evans, .Glanmor, and Miss M A Davies, Garn, who were also to have adjudicated in the last-named class, were unable, owing to illness, to do so. Miss E A Howells, of Fishguard, efficiently dis- charged the arduous duties of accompanist. The general arrangements were in the hands of a strong committee of which the Rector proved a very capable Chairman, and the Rev J Evans an able treasurer. Mr T D Maurice, the hon. secretary, on whose shoulders the bulk of the work of organisation had fallen, was unfortunately unable to be present, being confined to the house through a relapse during convalesence from a recent attack of tonsilitis. Appended is a full list of the awards at both the morning and the afternoon gather- ings :—Pianoforte solo for children under 16, The spinning wheel,' Miss Feetham, Maen- clochog. For the best d'oyley, for girls under 16, Miss Dorothy Jenkins, Dinas. Solo for boys under 12, 'Dim ond cludydd arfau,' Master Ewart Rowlands, Dinas.. Solo for girls under 12, 'No, not one,' Annie' Rowlands, Dinas. For the best pencil draw- ing for boys under 15-ist, Dewi Roch 2nd, Basil Williams. Essay, for the best descrip- tion of what may be seen from Garn Fawr, Dinas. looking seawards, Miss E R Jenkins, Dinas. Solo for girls over 12 and under 16, The King's business,' divided between Maggie Lizzie Thomas and Mary A Howell, Dinas. For the best cushion cover, Miss Nellie Murrow, Dinas. Contralto recit and solo, '0, rest in the Lord,' Miss Jenny Jones, Dinas. Recitation for children, Pruddgan,' ist, M E Perkins, Dinas special, Gretta Williams, Dinas. Translation, English to Welsh, confined to Dinas school children, Humphrey Roberts, Dinas. Children's choir, Milwyr Iesu,' first prize awarded to Dinas choir, but afterwards (on a protest that Dinas had not complied with the conditions) given to Newport. Soprano solo, "Neges y Blodeuyn,' Miss Evans, Manorowen. For the best drawn-thread traycloth, Miss E R Jenkins, Dinas. Tenor solo, 'Dacw'r Bwthyn gwyn i'm ganwyd,' Mr James Owen, Fishguard. For the best table centre, Mrs Johh, Dinas. Ladies choir, not under 21 voices, In the Gipsy's life you read,' Dinas Ladies' Choir. For the best hazel walking stick, Mr T Morris, Newport. Recitation for children, 'Hen gadair wag fy nhad,' M A Howells, Dinas. Baritone solo, Chiwifiw'n y Faner,' Mr Rees, Letterston. Translation from Welsh to English, confined to Dinas school children, -Rebecca M Jenkins, Dinas. Duett, any voices, own selection, Messrs J Owen and W Richards. Poetry, four verses, Dueargryn Messina,' Mr T Phillips, Maen- clochog. Solo for men over 50, hymn tune, Diniweidrwydd,' Cofia. f'enaid cyn it' dreulio,' prize divided between Messrs T Eynon and Enoch Lewis, Fishguard. Prize bags, Miss Nellie Murrow. Impromptu speech, prize divided between Messrs D J Richards and T H Evans, Letterston. Male Voice, not under 18 voices, Mae nhad wrth y llyw,' Goodwick Male Voice Party (con- ducted by Mr James Owen). The function resulted in between £ 15 and £ 10 profit.