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LLANDILO CHRONICLE. THE VOLUNTEERS. A Battalion Drill took place at Dynevor Park) on Tuesday last, when corps from Llanelly, Car- marthen, and Llandilo, attended the inspection. Fine weather favoured the event. SCHOLASTIC. We are gratified to learn that J. H. Allen, of Golden Grove, one of the pupils of Mr M. Davies of the Academy has successfully passed the entrance examination to the Memorial College, Brecon. Out of 28 candidates, 9 only succeeded. GENEROSITY. Sir Arthur Stepney, Bart., M.P., has very generously subscribed the handsome sum of £20 towards the funds of the forthcoming Llandilo Eisteddfod, for which the executive feel greatly thankful. TOWN CLOCK. Mr Ritchie (President of the Local Government Board) said in the House of Commons in answer to Mr J. Lloyd Morgan, that the Board's decision only applied to expenditure up to Lady Day, 1889, and future expenditure would no doubt, be dis- allowed by the auditor. TRAPP NATIONAL SCHOOL. On Friday the annual tea party of the Trapp National School took place on the mill field, kindly lent by Mr Wm. Lewis. Parents and friends (the latter from a great distance) joined to make the affair a thorough success. Abundance of food, sweets, and some money was forthcoming for the young ones' amusement, and a most enjoyable afternoon was spent, thanks to the energies of Mr F. Smith, the master. SPECIAL SERVICES. The half-yearly special services in connection with the English Congregationalists, worshipping at the Davies Memorial Hall, took place on Sun- day, when the preacher was the Rev E. Griffith Jones, B.A., of Park street Congregational Church, Llanelly. At 2.30 p.m. a popular service for children was held, conducted by the rev. gentleman. The congregations were large. Collections in support of the funds of the Church were made at the close of each service. PHILANTHROPIC INSTITUTION. The district half-yearly meeting was held on Thursday of last week at the Dynevor Arms, Cross Hands (or Tarian y Mynyddmawr" Lodge). The district officers present were E. M. Evans, P.G.M., D. Williams, P.D.G.M., Prit- chard Davies (treasurer), and Edwin Griffiths (C. secretary). Several lodges were duly repre- sented by their delegates. "Blodwen Wrallt Lodge, being unrepresented, was fined according to the rules. The application from the Aberavon district in their distress was fully discussed, and the several lodges did not feel inclined to contribute again, as most of them had subscribed to the general fund, but that if any lodges wished to subscribe Separately they should do so, and forward their .money direct to Aberavon district. The appli- cation of Sir John Stepney Lodge for accidental levy on behalf of a member of their lodge was fully discussed, but the meeting did not consider 4hat the application came within the 48th district Rule, and it was therefore refused. Bros. E..L. Evans and John Jones, Tarian y Mynyddmawr," were elected as delegates to at- tend the next A.M.C. Bro. Rees Jones was elected director for the district. The deputy grand master's chair resulted as follows :—Elected, Henry Oliver, "Garden of Penygroes" Lodge, seven votes. Non-elected, J. W. Jones, Loyal Hughes Lodge, three votes. The total furneral expenses paid was £72. Return of members for the half year was between 700 and 800 members, showing a general increase. The grand master and deputy grand master were duly installed. Several able addresses were given by the delegates. An excellent dinner was catered by the host and hostess. BARNABUS FAIR. This fair, the largest in the year, if we except the hiring fair of November, was held on Satur- day in weather very favourable. Not since the old prosperous times has been witnessed at Llandilo such a seething mass of humanity as was seen on this occasion, the only unidentical features were that there were happily very much less drunkenness and rowdyisms about, and the light fingered" fraternity were also con- spicuous by their absence. Horses were very numerous, especially carters and ponies, and some brisk trade was done. Cattle on the contrary were scarce, and the demand was slow. The" pleasure" fair being exceedingly large, it goes almost without saying that the merry go rounds and Womb well's menagerie did roaring business throughout the day.—The pig fair was held on Monday, when there was an extensive supply, which changed hands rapidly. ECCLESIASTICAL. It is with unfeigned pleasure, we have this week to announce that the Rev. W. Morgan Jones, B.A., son of the late Mr Thomas Jones, of New Road, and curate of Penmaenmawr, North Wales, was on Thursday, of last week, appointed to the Minor Canonry of Bangor, by the Dean and Chapter, out of seven candidates. The vacancy was caused by the resignation of the Rev..J. Thompson Jones, M.A., who has been appointed vicar of Towyn. The new minor canon was a foundation scholar of Llandovery College, from whence he proceeded to Christ College, Cambridge,) where he gratuated B.A. (3rd iu 1st class, Theo. in 1885. He was ordained deacon in 1886, and priest in 1887, by Bishop Campbell, and was appointed to the curacy of Llanllechid, where he remained two years. Subsequently, he was some time curate of St. Mary's Church, Bangor, where (says the Noith Wales Chronicle) "he made himself very popular, and his acceptance of the curacy of Penmaenmawr, was a cause of regret." After a short absence the rev. gentleman now returns to the city of Bangor, to officiate at the cathedral. Llandilo may well be proud of the distinguished progress of one of her sons. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The ordinary monthly meeting of this Board was held on Saturday, when Major Thomas occupied the chair. The other members present were (ex-offico) Col. Gwynne-Hughes, Mr J. L. Thomas, Mr G. H. Strick (elected) Messrs Thomas Powell, David Davies, Joseph Harries, Isaac Edwards, James Rees, Thomas Jones, Evan Thomas, William Jones, Henry Jones Thomas and Henry Herbert.—Mr Davies, re- lieving officer, reported the expenditure of relief in his (North) district for the previous week to be JE42 12s., as against j643 14s. 6d. for the corres- ponding period last year. Number relieved, 361, as against 345.- South district (Mr Watkins): 6d., as against JB47 8s. 7d. Number relieved, 340; corresponding period, 370.—The Master reported the number of inmates in the House for the previous two weeks to be 33 and 33, as against 26 and 26 for the corresponding periods last year. Vagrants numbered 12 and 6, as against 18 and 9, being a total decrease of nine. On the 8th, 15th and 18th, Mr Walters (B), and the Revs Mr James (M) and — Jones (W), attended respectively at the House and preached. On the 19th, the Workhouse children joined the Sunday schools of the Baptist and the Tabernacle in the excursion to Tenby; on. the 16th, at the invitation of the former, who de- frayed all their expenses. On the 19th, Mr W, Griffiths visited the House, and found the Same as usual clean and in good order.—The Treasurer reported that the amount of calls due was £51814s. Balance at the Bank, £ 410.—Tenders for supplying the Workhouse with provisions, &c. for the ensuing quarter were next considered. There were two tenders for flour and other groceries, viz., Mrs Ann Thomas, Bridge-street; and Mr Thomas Evans, Tea Caddy. On the motion of Mr James Rees, seconded by Mr Henry Jones Thomas, the latter's was accepted, his quotation for flour being 29s. 5d. per sack, while the former was a Id. higher. Mr William Lewis was the only tenderer for meat, and his was accepted. There was also only one tender for coal, viz., Mr D. Lewis, Cwmcibissaf, at 17s. per ton, best caebryn, which was accepted.—The Board next sat as Rural Sanitary Authority, when the only business was the fixing of a 9d. rate for the Cwmamman Water Works. The Board then rose after a short and uneventful sitting.

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