DOLGELLEY. SUCCESS.—The success is announced of Mr Robt Pagh Arran road, of the town, who has successfully passed his final examination for master mariner's certifica te. SERVICES.—Last Sunday the services at the local chapel were conducted as follows: Salem, Rev Evan Roberts; Bethel, Rev R Morris; Tabernacle, Rev W Parri Huws; Ebenezer, Cadvan Davies; Judah, Rev R G Roberts; English Congregational, H N Henderson; English Methodist. Rev Myrddin Rees, Pwllheli. WATCHMGHT. —The annual watehnight was held at the Wesleyan Chupel ou New Yoar's eve. Although the attendance was perhaps not as large as usual, the building was well filled. The chair was taken by tne pastor, the Rev D Thomas, while the proceedings were ably conducted by the Rev W Parri Huws, B.D., who recited some original engleyniou suitable to the occasion. The fallowing programme was lendered, all the artistes giving a very good account of them- selves: Ton gy nulleidfaol, Emyn 1, Gweddi Agoriadol; address, Chairman; chorus, Beth yw'r Udgorn," Cor Ebenezer; solo, Lleuad Dlos," Mr G Jones (Gutyn Eivion) Rong," Gyda'r Wawr," Miss L C Meredith; soug, Y Bugail," Mr W Roberts; solo, I will extol Thee" (encored), Mrs Eivion Jones; trio, Duw bydd drugarog," Mr and Mrs Eivion Jones and Mr H M Ellis song, "Y Gardotes Fach," Miss May Williams; duet, Mae Cymru'n barod ar yr Wys" (encored), Messrs W Roberts and H M Ellis; hymn tune, Sandon song, Y Dyddiau Gynt," Mrs Eivion Jones Bong," Dream of Paradise," Mr H M Ellis; duet, I. Canaf i'r Arglwydd," [Mr and Mrs Eivion Jones; song, "Bwthvm "y Amddifad," Miss Bertha Jones: chorus," Yr udgorn a gan," Cor Ebenezer; song, My hope is in the everlasting," Mr G Jones (Gutyn Eivion) song. Pwy sy'n myn'd i'w fagu ef, Mrs Evion Jones: hymn tune, Crugybar." Messrs John Roberts and D R Meredith ably acted as accompanists. PRESENTATION.—A short time ago a movement was set on foot, the object of which wad to suitably mark the departure of Mr H R Jones, of the office of Mr J Charles Hughes, who recently secured a good appointment in London. During his stay in Dolgelley of 14 years, Mr Jones assisted in every deserving cause, and his friends felt that he should not be allowed to leave the town, without the opportunity being taken of showing their apprecia- tion of his many services. With this object Messrs D G Wake. Williams and J Fitchard were appointed secretaries of the movement, with Mr T H Roberts as treasurer, and on Monday evening a complimen- tary banquet was held at the Ange o e a excellent repast kad been provided. Those present were Messrs T H Roberts, R Jones-Griffith, J S Fitchard, E Arthur William?, Meirion Davies, D G Wake-Williams, R Norbury Bickna l, Rodgers, H R Lloyd, Ed Griffiths (Brynadda), Edward Williams (Llew Meirion), W M Griffith, Mns Bac, Haydn Bevan, D K Moore, Dr Robt Jones. R Guthrie Jones, R Cattermole, and 0 0 Roberts. Mr T H Roberts in the chair. After- songs had been rendered by Messrs R Jones Griffiths, J S Fitchard, and E Arthur Williams, the Chairman in a brief but happy speech handed over the presenta- tion which consisted of a handsome album and a parse of gold. Mr Meirion Davies then rendered a song in capital style, after which Mr H R Jones suitably responded, expressiug his grateful thanks for the gifts and the feelings of warm friendship which they represented. A recitation by Mr Guthrie Jones followed and songs were rendered by Meisrs Edward Williams, H R Lloyd (N. and P Bank), R Jones Griffiths, S«rgt-Instructor Cox, and a very memorable and enjoyable evening was • —to a close with a song by Mr Meirion
BARMOUTH. A MEMORIAL SERVICE was held last Thursday to the memory of Mr Owen Griffiths, Porkington "V"1 t'11,-1,1"1. w,ol.. "PO- A ,f vyfio atou ouUucuij «*ru in ne ceremony was taken by the Revs R Evans (Har- lech), Barrow Williams (Llandudno), J Davies (Bentddu) and Evan Roberts (Dolgelley). There was a very large attendance and much sympathy was expressed with his widow, Mrs Evans (his daughter) and Mr Griffiths (the sou) who is now in Australia. ACCIDENT.-What might have been a serious accident occurred last week to Mr Morris Griffith, junr, joiner. While stepping from the ladder into the window he missed his footing and came down headlong from a good height, but by a bit of luck his clothing caught in some joists which broke the fall. He was unconscious for a considerable time, but it was found that no bones were broken and he is now progressing very favourably. PREACBING.-Preaching meetings were held here on New Year's day and on the previous evening, by the Revs W J Nicholson, Portmadoc, and Stanley Jones, Carnarvon, to very large congre- gations. W ATCHNIGHT.- Under the auspices of VVesleyan connection, a watchnight service was held, under the presidency of the Rev Cadvan Davies, in which the following took part: Misses Cissy Ames, Festiniog; Griffiths, Porkington; Jenny Jones, H Davies, and Messrs J T Owen, Festiniog; W J Jones and H Lewis, and a choir led by Mr Robert Griffith. The duties of accompanist were ably carried out by Miss Warren and Prof. Owen.
MACHYNLLETH. SOCIAL EVENING.—On New Year's Eve a social evening was held in the Wesleyan Old Chapel by the members of the young people's literary society of the Wesleyan Church. WATCHNIGHT.—At the Wesleyan Chapel services were held commencing at 11 o'clock, when the Rev J D Jones (pastor) preached an appropriate sermon. There was a good attendance. THE OLD AND THE NEW.—A muffled toll on the bells of the parish church accompanied the old year on its departure. On the stroke of twelve the bells rang out a joyous peal. Ihe ringers were Mr David Williams, the Rev D T Hughes, Messrs R Hughes, Lloyd Roberts, D R Roberts, and T Hughes. PETTY SESSIONS.—WEDNESDAY. Before Messrs W Bonsall, Edward Davies, R Rees Before Messrs W Bonsall, Edward Davies, R Rees and D Witringbam Stable. DRUNKENNESS.—Richard Griffiths, collier, Gar- shon, was charged by P.C. Ellis with having been drunk and disorderly in Pentrehedyn street on Dec 21.-The defendant did not appear.-P.C. Ellis gave evidence as to the misconduct.-The Clerk; Anything known about him ?-Sergt Owen said he generally got one when he came home from South Wales.—The Clerk Once a year.—Fined 10s, in- cluding costs, in default seven days' hard labour. P.S. Owen charged J Roberts, labourer, of Rhiw. folen, Penegoes, with having been drunk and dis- orderly in Maengwyn street on Dec 23. The Sergt said that the defendant, who did not appear, was fighting and swearing and creating a general dis- turhance.-The Clerk Did you take him into cus- tody ?-Sergt Owen: No, sir.-The Oerk Has he been before the Court before ?—Sergt Owen: No, sir; he is a native of Carnarvon-Fined 10s, in- cluding coats, in default seven days' hard labour. OBSTRUCTING THE POLICE.-Arising out of this case Evan Lewis, Bryntwda, Penegoes, farmer, was charged by P.S. Owen with having obstructed him in the execution of his duty on Dec 23.-The defendant did not appear. Sergt Owen said that the defendant in the previous case refusing to give his name, he and Constable Jones threatened to lock him up. At this point the defendant Lewis came up and demanded his release, at the same time putting up his fists in fighting fashion. He cautioned him not to interfere, but they would hwe been glad if he had taken the defendant off quietly. -Fined 10s including costs. WARRANTS TO BE ISSUED IN FUTURE. — The attention of the Bench was drawn to the fact that none of the defendants had so far put in an appear- ance, and the justices decided that in future when defendants were not present the cases would be adjourned, and warrants issued for their appre- hension. DRUNK ON LICENSED PREMISES.—Morgan Jones, farmer, Cwmdyryn, Uwchygarreg, was charged by P.C. J D Jones with having been found drank on the licensed premises of the Red Lion on Christmas ENe. The defendant did not appear.-P.C. Jones said that he went to the Red Lion and found the defendant in a drunken state. He went out when asked to do so.—The Clerk: Where did he get the drink ?-The Constable I don't know.-Fined 10s including costs. ON CHRISTMAS DAY.-P.C. Ellis charged John Evans, labourer, Llwynglas, Bont, with having been drunk on the highway on Christmas Day. The defendant did not appear.-P.C. Ellis said that the defendant was swearing and wanting to fight the best man in the place.—The Clerk Were there any men there ? No.-You were the only one?—Yes. Fined 10s including costs, in default seven days bard labour. THE NEW ACT.The Bench called the attention of the police to the new Act regulating the sale of drink to children, and they were directed to pay attention to the dinner hour period. THANKS TO THE CLERK.—On the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Mr Stable, the Bench passed a vote of thanks to the Clerk (Mr David Evans), for the excellent work done by him, and wished him a happy New Year, and expressed the hope that he would long remain with them to dis- charge the duties of the office.-Mr Evans replied, and referred to the cordial relations that had always existed between them. THE PRINCE OF "WALKS.-—On the motion of the Chairman, it was agreed to send a resolution con- gratulating H.R.H. Prince of Wales upon his accession to the title, and wishing him all joy in his new office.
♦ MARKETS WELSHPOOL GENERAL, Monday. Wholesale price Butter, Os Od to Is 3d per lb eggs, 0 to 10 for le; fowls, 3s Od to Os Od chickens, 4s 6d to 5s 0 d; ducks, OsOd to 5s 6d; rabbits. Is 6d per couple. N EWTOWN GENERAL, TUESDAY. Eggs 0 to 12 for IS; butter Is 3d to Os Od per lb; fowls 3s Od to Os Od chickens Os Od to 4s 6d ducks Os Od to 58 Od rabbits, ls6d per couple. LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY. — Wheat, fair inquiry, hair-penny to penny over Friday. 1 Boston, new, 6s 3|d to 6s 4d; 2 Kansas, new, 6s 3d to 6s 3J?d; Red Winter, 6s 4%d to 6s 5d. Beans, Saidi, 33s 3d to 33s 6d. Peas, 6s lid. Oats, new white, 2s lOd to 3s Id yellow, 2s 8d to 2s 9d black, ;2s 9d to 2s lOd. Maize, slow trade, old mixed, is 8d; old, 5s 8id. Flour, 6d dearer. LONDON HAY AND STRAW, TUESDAY.—Prices :— Good to prime hay, ICOs to 115s Od inferior to fair, 80s to 95s good to prime clover, 95s to 110s interior to fair ditto, 80s Od to 90s mixture and sainfoin, 90s to 105s Od straw, 28s to 40s per load. LIVERPOOL CATTLE MARKET,MONDAY.—Numbers: Beasts, 1,574'; sheep, 3,437. Quotf tions :—Beat beasts, 6kd to 6^d seconds, 5jd to 6d; thirds, 4^d to 5id; best Scotch sheep, 8d to 01; other sorts, 6d to 7jd lambs, 6id to 7J;d per lb. The supply of stock was larger than last week, showing an increase of 340 beasts and an increase of 769 sheep and lambs. Demand fair for a'l classes at about late rates. BIRMINGHAM CATTLE, TUESDAY.—Short supplies generally, and a fair demand. Prices ruled as follow :—Beef, llerefords, 5d to 6gd shorthorns, 6d to 61d; bulls and cows, <|d to 5Jd; calves, 6d to 7d; wethers, 71d to 8jd ewes and rams, Sd to 6d per lb. Bacon pigs, 9s Od to 9s 3d porkets. 10s 6d to 10s lOd sows, 7s 9d to 8s Od per score. SALFORD CATTLE, TUESDAY. —At market Cattle, 2,764, trade rather slow; sheep, 6,573, de- mand quiet, prices favouring buyers; calves, 126, with a fair trade. Quotations :-Cattle, 41d to Bid; calves, 5dto8d sheep, 6d to Bid per lb. CORK BUTTER, Thursday.— Primest, —s; prime -3; firsts, 114s seconds 92s kegs, —s thirds 91s kegs -s fourths -8; fifths -8; choicest -8; choice —s superfine 126s kegs 03; fine mild 98s mild —s choicest boxes —a choice boxes, 94s; 10 cwt of fresh butter A, 104s to 103s; B, 92s to 90s factory seconds, —. Total number of firkins 13. OSWESTRY MONTHLY HORSIt FAIR.—There was only a small supply of horses and the demand was not brisk. Cart horses sold at from £45 to £50, and cobs and hacks £18 to £25. OSWESTRY BUTTER AND CHEESB FAIR. At the Powis Hall on Wednesday, 100 tubs of butter and 56 cheeses were pitched. Quotations -.—Butter, lOd to lid per lb. Cheese: Skims, 27s 6d to 30s Od half meated, 35s Od to 40s Od fat, 45s to 50s per cwt. Bacon Flitches, 71d to 8d; hams, 93?d to lOd per lb. OSWESTRY CORN MARKET, WEDNESDAY. — The lowing were the quotations;—White wheat (old) 4s 2d to 4s 4d white wheat (new), Os Od to Os Od per 751bs red wheat (old), 4s 3d to 4s 5d red wheat (new), 03 Od to Os Od per 7bibs old oats, 15a 6d to 16s Od new oats, 12s Od to 13s Od per 200lbs; malting barley, 16s Od to 20s Od; grinding barley, 14s Od to 15s Od per 2801bs. OSWESTRY GENERAL MARKET, WEDNESDAY.— Quotations :— Butter, Is 2d to Is 3d per lb; eggs, 0 to 9 for Is; beef, 7d to 8d mutton, 7d to 9d lamb, 8d to 9d veal, 7d to Cd pork, 6d to 8d per lb fowls, 4s 0d to 5s Od per covp'e ducks, 5s Od to'6s0d; rabbits, 2s 2d to 2s 4d per couple; geese, 8d to 9d turkeys, Od to Is per lb honey, Is per jar potatoes, lOd to 13 per score carrots, Os to 4s per cwt cabbages, 2d to 4d cauli- flowers, 2d to 4d each; celery, 2d to 4d per stick; apples, Is 6d to 3s per 100; pears, 5 to 10 a Id walnuts, 4d to 6d per hundred filberts, 5d to 6d per lb chestnuts, Od to 2d per lb. OSWESTRY WEEKLY CATTLE FAIR.— There was an average supply at the Smithfield on Wednesday, and the sales were good. Beef was a fair trade, store cattle showed an improvement and other stock were about the same. Messrs Whitfield and Sons sold 223 cattle and calves, and 764 sheep Messrs Hall, Wateridge & Owen sold 73 fat cattle audanumber of sheep Messrs Whitfield and Rogers sold a large quantity of stock, as did also Mr T Whitfield, Junr. Prices ruled as follows Beef, 61d to 61d per lb; veal, 7d to 8d per lb; mutton, 7d to 8d lamb, 7d to 71d per lb pork pigs, 10s Od to 10s 6d; bacon pigs, 83 6d to 9s Od per score. ELLESMERE, TUESDAY. -Quotations as follows I Wheat (new) 13s 6d to 14a 6d per 225 lbs malting barley, 18s Od to 20s Od per 280 lbs; oats (new), 12s Od to 14s Od per 200 ibs butter, lsld to Is 3d per lb; eg-gs, 9 to 10 for Is; fowls, 4s Od to 5s 6d ducks, 5s Od to 6s 6d; rabbits, ls8d to2s0d per C'npie. WHITCHURCH, FRIDAY. Wheat, 4s 2d to 4s 3d per 75 lbs; barley, 4s Od to 4s 3d per 70 lbs oatp, 3 j 9d to 4s 3d per 50 lbs eggs, 8 to 10 for Is; butter Is 2d to Is 3d per 16 oz fowls, 3s 6s to 4s 6d ducks, Os Od to 5s Od per couple potatoes, 2s 6d to 3s per cwt; beef, 6d to 9d mutton, 7d to 9d lamb, 7d to 9d veal, 7d to 9d pork, 7d to 8d per lb rabbits, Is 10d to 2s Od pei couple apples, 2d 3d to per quarter; geese, 9d turkeys, Is per lb. BRADFORD WOOL, THURSDAY.—The bright, pro- mising market with which the old year closed has been followed by one which has been in nearly every respect satisfactory. In all fine wools the better prices of Monday have been maintained, and even if business to-day has not been large, it has been because spinners have covered themselves for the time being, and with advanced rates will not come into the market if they can help it. It is, however, a very good feature that some activity has at last been shown on the users' side of the house." While topmakers have for some months shown a firmness of attitude, as to which spinners and manufacturers manifested considerable in- credulity, it now appears as if consumers of the raw material were admitting increased activity on their own part, and the result is a sounder feeling throughout the trade, from which, fortunately, any spirit of speculation is entirely absent. There has been, however, sufficient demand for topmakers now to ask 211d and 21d for super 64's merino, and 20kd for the best of super 60's ordinary merino and 60's B.A. have also come up in quotation to 19Jd. In fine crossbreds, both 58's and 56's are a farthing dearer than last-mentioned rates, but 50's medium are rather sluggish at something under 12d. In the lower grades 40's are nicely recovering to 7jd, and 36's and 32's are stiffening Ft 7d and 6|d. In English wools the effect has not yet been felt, and it is only the very best classes of lustre sorts that are maintaining their value. Indeed, during the last ten days some English wools have lost in value. Lincoln hoggs are to-day difficult to sell at even 74d and while some Lincoln wethers were sold last week at 5d, buyers will not do business to-day at 4gd. Best North hoggs are 8id and Yorkshire hoggs 9jd. Deep hoggs from the Midland counties are nominally 5|d, with wethers at 4fd. White super hoggs are sold with difficulty at 6d, and wethers are barely worth 4|d. Half-bred hoggs are down to 7d and wethers to 5|d. Selected Irish hoggs can perhaps make 7d, but wethers are not worth more than 5td. Kent wethers are also down 2 to the same figure. It is doubtful if pick" Shropshire hoggs will make more than 71d, and wethers are cheaper proportionately.
DOLGELLEY CHALLENGE CUP. SEMI-FINAL. TOWYN v DOLGELLEY VOLUNTEERS. This fixture was played off on New Year's Day at Dolgelley, and as the eisteddfod bad drawn large crowds into the town the gate was a decidedly good one. The game was in charge of Mr R Llewelyn Evans, Portmadoc, who got through his work to the thorough satisfaction of both sides. The game opened out quietly, the Volunteers, who had the wind at their backs, being the most piominent, but they should have pressed their attacks more strongly whilst they had the oppor- tunity. They, however, made the fatal mistake of taking it too easy at the start, and the Towyn defence easily warded off their attacks. After some desultory play the visiting forwards got into their stride, and, after some exciting work in front of goal, Archie Evans scored with a good shot. The Volunteers then woke up and played vigorously but the visitors were not to be denied and after really splendid play Gladstone Davies sent in a peculiar shot which just glanced the corner of the post and slipped in, Arnfield making no attempt to save, for which he certainly could not be blamed, as it was impossible to judge it. Midfield play ensued after this but there was not much interesting play. Half- time arrived with the score—Towyn 2 goals, Volunteers nil. After the change of ends the Roveig pressed from the outset, and after pretty com- bination, Bob Jones added a third. They were down again shortly afterwards, the left wing being very prominent. A well aimed attempt by Harry Cotton found the net, and a few minutes after Bob Jones added afnnT-fti. Thn Vnlnrtnois pegged away gamely, but the severe strain quickly began to tell. A shot by E Jones was neatly planted in the goal, and there was a rush, but George Davies succeeded in eluding the packed defenders and headed in smartly. This appeared to stimulate their antagonists and Jones was tooted with a difficult shot, which he cleared in fine style. It was only a flash in the pan, and, after further good work on the right, George Davies added the seventh and last goal. The homesters relied entirely upon defence for the remainder of the game, but there was no further scoring, and Mr Evans blew his whistle when the score standing at. Towyn 7 goals Volunteers nil. The date of the final has been fixed for February 1st, when Towyn Rovers and Dolgelley Town will meet. It is to be hoped that a special train (or, at lease, additional coaches) will be provided, as it is probable that a large crowd will be present.
ON EVERY THURSDAY and SATURDAY in JANUARY (for exceptions see the Com- pany'sannouncements) FULL-DAY & HALF-DAY EXCURSION TICKETS will be issued to LIVER. POOL Lime Street, Edge Hill, Spellow, (r Walton), and to MANCHESTER (London Road), as under :-From Oswestry, full day at 8 40 a.m. and half-day at 11 40 a.m. and 1 55;p.m. (via Whitchurch and Crewe) from Ellesmere at 9 0 a.m for full day, and 11 55 a.m. and 2 15 p.m. for half-day; Third-class fares for full day To Liverpool, 3s 9d To Manchester, 3s 9d. Half-day To Liverpool and Manchester, 2s 9d. Passengers return the same day from Liverpool (Lime Street) at 6 50 p.m., or 11 55 p.m., Edge Hill at 12 0 midnight; and from Manchester (London Road) at 7 0 p.m. or 12 0 midnight. PRINTING of every description executed neat quick and cheap at the COUNTY TIMES Office Welshpool.
ABERGYNOLWYN. SCHOOL BOARD.-The monthly meeting of the Board was held at the school on Friday. Mr Griffiths was in the chair.—It was decided to make a further application for the additional grant of £ 21 due. Consideration of the county scheme for the education of pupil teachers was postponed to the next meeting. NEW YEAR'S EVE IN THE QUARRIES. Yes, it is New Year's Eve even on the mountains amidst their awful solitude, where the snow and mist fight for supremacy during six months of the year and a miserable evening it is from an atmospheric point of view. Darkness setting in very early and before six o'clock the presence of the mist has made it impenetrable. Yet there were indications early that it was an unusual even- ing and that the monotony of our existencee was going to be broken. If rumour lied, not a grand meeting was going to be held in No 2 Barracks, and rumour was right. A right royal and unique enter. tainment was to be given by as motley a crowd of artistes as ever appeared to perform. Peering into the spacious kitchen early in the evening we find the men all busy preparing an early supper. Robin is making porridge, Billy is cooking a rabbit, while Bob is hunting for a toasting-fork to make his red herring palatable, and uncle is waiting the kettle to boil to start on his tea and eggs. All gather round the fire, perfect unison shown, and everybody respecting the others' rights, with never a bother from year's end to year's end. They arriye with their well-filled wallets from their homes over the mountains, 8 and 10 miles off, in time to start work on Monday and live the re- mwuder of the week in the barracks, each one "i -,z; *?,iur"f-a iivfU°'WffcCC" band The absence of a drum is made up by the wooden partitions- Slate saws made up for the cymbals, while the little tambourine kindly 1 on the part of the mouth xiiaea any Slip organists. "Home, sweet home" is struck up by the tintinnabulation makers, and is immediately taken up by the crowd which by now has filled the room. A cornet solo ia played by a lanky member of the orchestra on the quarry Fire bugle in a manner that will be long remembered. Oh the bottled-up cat-like wailing, screeching, and cater wauling, it was immense. Wagner is not in it with this and the wooden partition drumming. Old Bob next hops up and in his inimitable style treats the company 'midst vocifuous applause to Pastai Llangollen." Just now the first discord is struck. Muffled expletives come bursting through the holes in the ceiling and the company are most uncourt- eously told to go and drown themselves or be attached to a Salvation Army. Investigation proves it to be Sam in bed, he is unpoetical enough to get tired on New Year's Eve. It is his own fault and the company don't care, but the next moment old Welsh airs are flying out of the throats of all and the tired one's reasoning and uncivil advice are drowned in the medley of sounds. The programme is kept up till close on the witching hour when a move is made for the great quarry bell to toll out the old and ring in the new. But a difficulty here arises for obvious reasons Lewto cannot take the wooden partition with him to beat time to the band. But with his usual ingenuity he finds and commandeers a bucket. Rees having howled two or three times on the bugle, a start is made for the bell through the pitch darkness. But, darkness or no darkness, the desire to be first to the Bell affects all, and in a shake the band is off. The crowd following carefully are alarmed to hear awful language being used, and fearing an accident has happened rush forward only to find that the bucket-whacker is in distress, having lost both shoes in his mad rush through the mud for the bell. Before he is appeased a blast on the bugle, followed by the uncanny sound of the lonely bell tolling off the old '01, reminds us of our objective. Here we find the crowd collected in the. shelter of the drum house. The old Welsh hymn Yn y dyfroedd mawr ar tonau is feelingly sung, then the bell stops only to peal forth the news the next minute that 1902 has arrived. The bugle sounds again and the march home is started, the band giving out never. to-be-forgotten music. Before dispersing a call must be made on Tommy, but Tommy does not like it and throws cold water on the whole affair, and the crowd. Each one then silently slips in, thankful for even a change like this in the monotony of our lives, amidst the cold and lonely surroundings.
the male voice choir under the leadership of Mr Jno Lumley, and further recitations were delivered by Messrs R Ll Hughes and J E Jones. Altogether the meeting was the most successful held here for a long time, and it was the unanimous wish that a similar meeting be held again shortly.