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THE LATE MR SACKVILLE PHELPS.

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MACHYNLLETH. CHARITY. The usual gifts of beef, bread, clothing, coals, etc, given each year by the Mar- chioness (D) of Londonderry, were on Saturday distributed to a large number of recipients at the Vane Hall. Mr R Gillart, J.P., superintended the distribution, and he was assisted by the Rev Canon Trevor, the Rev D T Hughes, Mr T Carruthers and Miss Jones. MUSICAL SUCCEss.-Miss Gwendoline Rowlands, daughter of Mr John Rowlands, passed the Second Grade of the Incorporation Society of Musicians in pianoforte and theory of music, at the examina- tion held in Wrexham on December 11th. She is a pupil of Miss Minnie Clark, I.S.M., Newtown. CHRISTMAS DAY.—There was Welsh Communion at the Parish Church at 9 a.m., a full choral cele- bration ^at 11, and Welsh Gosper at 7. Carols were sung. Ihe church was tastefully decorated with evergreens. Canon Tte. r preached in English, the Rev D T Hughes in Welsh. All the shops were closed,-A football match in the afternoon between the Town and the Railway Officials ended in a win for the former by three goals to two: a hard game, CAROL SINGING.—The Church choir in charge of Mr Howell, organist and choirmaster, was enter- tained to an excellent dinner on Monday evening by Mr and Mrs D E R Griffith, Bank House. Over 40 sat down. Ringing cheers were given to Mr and Mrs Griffith for their kindness. Carols were sung during the evening. Mr Griffith is Churchwarden of the Parish C hnd., Trevor. These Christmas outings with carol singing are thoroughly enjoyed. THE WORKHOUSE—Special fare, consisting of geese and plum puddings, was given the inmates on Christmas Day. A donation of £1 which had been received was expended on tobacco, tea, cakes, &c. Numerous periodicals also came to hand, and these were distributed amongst the inmates. Cakes, &c., were sent by Mrs Thomas, Mrs Lloyd (Newcastle Emlyn), and Messis Richard Gillart and David Evans. The last named with Mrs Thomas, a lady Guardian, was amongst those pre- sent at the dinner. ANNUAL SHOOTING CONTEST.—This annual event held in connection with D Co. 5th Batt. S.W.B., took place on Boxing Day at the Range on the Com- mon. The weather was much against good shoot- ing, a high wind accompanied by cold rain blowing over the hills. The cup, which was held by Sergt Sadleir, again fell to his share, together with a medal and a money prize of 10s. There were in all twenty competitors. The following is the list of those who won prizes :—Sgt Sedleir, cup, medal and 10s, 78; Coi-Sgt Wilson 10s 6d, 77; Corporal Hughes 10s, 65 Pte Pearce 10s, 64; Col-Sgt Jones 8s 6d, 63; Pte Cule, box of cigars, 59 Cpl Leake, turkey, 46; Pte Harding, goose, 39; Pte Francis, four bottles of wine, 35; Cpl James, a prize, 33 Pte J Thomas, 6lbs beef, 30; Cpl Edwards, 5 cwt coal, 30; Pte J 0 Morris 2s 6d, 30. Thel prizes will be distributed this (Saturday) evening. DEATH ABROAD. — The death took place on November 25th, at Pittsburg, U.S., of Mrs Mary Wilson Davies. The deceased left for America in 1871 and was in her 74th year when she died. CHRISTMAS NIGHT.- On Christmas night Coun- cillor R Rees, J.P., presided over a well-attended competitive and miscellaneous concert which was held in the Town Hall. Mr Arthur Davies, the chief artiste, was a great success, his singing of tl Dream of Paradise earning rapturous applause. The singing of the Graig United Male Voice Party (condacted by Mr John Lumley), was also much appreciated. Mr J Tregonning was the secretary, and ably discharged his duties. The programme was as follows: Pianoforte solo, Miss Nellie Jones; address by the Chairman chorus, On the ram- parts," Graig United Male Voice Party; song, Dream of Paradise," Mr Arthur Davies; competi- tion duet, Flow gently, Deva," Messrs J Lumley and Trevor Jones; song "Y Plentyn a'r Gwlith," Miss Winnie Edwards; solo competition, MrJ Hum- phreys, Doll street; song, Mr F Lumley; chorus, "The Pilgrims," The Male Voice Choir; song, Merch y Cadben," Mr,Arthur Davies; competition double quartette, Messrs J Lumley and party song, "Lead, kindly light," Mr Arthur Davies; glee part song, competition party of sixteen mixed voices, "Blodeuyn bach wyf fi mewn gardd," Mr J Hum- phreys's party; finale, Hen wlad fy Nhadau." The proceedings were held under the auspices of the Independent church.

IABERYSTWYTH.

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