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WHATELEY'S "WHAT NOTS." WHITLAND. THE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL. Whateley believes that a good many, if not all, of the good readers of THE JOURNAL will be pleased to learn that the sum total of the sub- scriptions promised towards the guarantee fund of the above is now over £ 400, so that in this instance the rolling stone does gather moss the snowball here (in June) assumes increasingly large proportions, and the claims of Whitland now appear in an unmistakeably tangible form, and ought (as 44 Whateley opines) to catch the I deliberative eye of the educational committee of the councillors in July. At any rate nobody after this I hope will have the temerity to accuse us on the banks of the Tave of any want of patriotism, and apply to us the old Welsh apothegm, which his trusty colleague at his elbow, with no small amount of gusto, dictates and explains to 44 Whateley," CAs yw'r gwr ni charo'r wlad a'i I mago." THE BUTTER FACTORY. The butter factory at Santa Clara is now an accomplished fact, and we Whitlandites wish our brethren the shareholders a big dividend, and the honest farmers who entrust them with their milk much prosperity as the result. "Whateley" regrets exceedingly that his prior engagements in Pembrokeshire prevented his being present at the luncheon on the opening day, when he learns Miss Phillips, of the Hotel, served a sumptuous dejeuner at the expense of Mr Tregoning, of Iscoed, the father of the movement in this country. 44 Whateley" read with great pleasure the postprandial toasts and replies, but looked in vain for a speech from a gentleman who is an ardent supporter of the institution, and has largely contributed to its success, viz., Mr J. Davies of the Bank. A word more in conclusion. 44 Whateley" begs to dissent from, and question the logical sequence of, an argument put torth by a somewhat too enthusiastic Santa Claraite at an intermediate school meeting in that town not very long ago, to the effect that the fact of that township having been selected for the factory is a valid reason why it should be selected, also against the stronger claims of Whitland, as Whateley thinks, as the centre for the higher educational institution. Not quite so fast, my excellent Claraite. 44 Whateley" means no offence when he says such an argument will not only hold no water, but literally tells against your claims and plays into our hands this side of the railway tunnel. Of course, you will allow Whateley to be a Whitlandite to the very backbone first, and a supporter of your interests afterwards. One of my colleagues, from whom I differ on Sundays, furnishes his notes of a ruridecanal meeting held at Lampeter-Yelfrey on Thursday afternoon last. After the usual shortened service in Church, and with the Rev. D. P. Evans, R.D., in the chair, and the Revs. D. Howells, R. Da vies, A. Britten, T. Da vies, O. J. Thomas, W. Davies, J. E. Jones, T. Jones, and Canon Edwards (Denas Powis) present, the meeting was opened with prayer by the chairman, when I. Tim., chap. 4, was read in the original, and a useful and interesting discussion on the great truths enunciated therein by the Apostles followed, the visitor's (Canon Edwards) help being much appreciated by the meeting. The Rural Dean next introduced the subjects proposed for dis- cussion at the next autumn conference at Swan- sea. Then the Rev. Canon Edwards was called upon to address the meeting on foreign missions, which he did in his own unobtrusive but highly impressive and interesting style, carrying con- viction home to the minds of all present, and enlisting much interest in favour of missions to foreign parts. My colleague adds he would not miss an opportunity to hear him again on any consideration. Lastly.—The Rural Dean was desired by the clergy present to draw up a resolution, which was carried unanimously, con- gratulating the Rev. J. Lloyd, vicar of Carmar- then, on his promotion to the important positions of Suffragan Bishop of Swansea and Canon of St. David's Cathedral, in the room of the late Canon Williams. The chapter desired to add that it considered the Bishop had made a wise selection, and that the Church in the Diocese would benefit by it. The meeting then formed itself into a ruridecanal board of education meeting, and grants were recommended towards the following schools, viz., Lampeter-Yelfrey, Tavernspite, Llanddowror, St Clears, and Llanfallteg. The good secretary, the Rev. T. Jones, Rector of Llanddowror, who has discharged his duties very successfully for the last three years, tendered his resignation, but eventually, at the urgent request of the meeting, kindly withdrew it for another year. The meeting having been closed with prayer, the clergy, my colleague says, were invited to partake of the hospitality of the Rural Dean and Mrs Evans. ====================




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