LLANGADOCK. PETTY SESSIONS.—These monthly sessions were held on Thursday week before Major Pelham and Captain Jeffreys. P.C. James charged David Rees of the Square & Compass Inn, Llansadwrn, with having refused to admit the police on Sunday. Mr James John, solisitor, Carmarthen, defended. Fined 5s. and costs. The same complainant charged Latimer Williams, Cefngornoeth, farmservant, with furiously riding a horse through the streets at Llangadock. Defendant appeared and pleaded guilty. It was dismissed with a caution.
LLANELLY. SAD DEATH.—An inquest was held on Tuesda,y at the Bridge End Inn, New Dock -before Dr J. D. Rowlands-touching the death during confine- ment of Harriett E. Williams, Campbell-street. After careful enquiry, a verdict was returned ot "Death from collapse, caused by hemorrhage. — The Coroner remarked that had a medical attend- ant been in attendance in time, the unfortunate girl's life would probably have been saved.
ST. CLEARS. ST. CLEARS GARDEN SOCIETY. The 7th annual meeting of the above society was held at Corous Inn on the 23rd inst., when there were present Mr Thomas Evans, C.C. of Treventy chairman, Messrs. D. Thomas, treasurer; J. V. Morgan, hon. sec; T. Guest, M. Phillips, Inspector Williams, Thomas Davies, W. H. Pensom, John Jones, David Evans, Richard Williams, B. Lewis, Daniel Davies, William Phillips, John Lewis, station S. Lewis and J. Thomas. It was unanimously resolved that Mr David Thomas of Clufon Mill be appointed treasurer in the room of the late Mr Joseph Waters that Messrs Thomas Guest and Powell be asked to act as judges of garden produce, &c. Mr John Phillips of butter and oat cakes Messrs Stone and T. Davies of poultry, alive and dead Mr W. Beynon of works of art, butter prints and walking sticks and Mrs Lewis, Railway Tavern for knitting that all the prizes be paid on the Friday following the show. Notice was given that the rules be revised at the next annual meeting. The retiring members of the'committee and other officers were re-appointed. Mr J. Phillips promised the use of the new fair field grates and the chairman, Messrs L. Evans, William Rogers, William Phillips, Benjamin Lewis and W. H. Pensom consented to act as stewards of the show. Considerable disappoint- ment and disgust were expressed at the action of of a section at St. Clears in starting an opposition society this year, which the meeting considered was clearly the outcome of spite towards the old one.
PENBOYR. A VERY successful children's festival, number- ing about 350 members, from the parishes of Penboyr, Llaugeler, Bangor and Henllan, Llanfair, Llandyfriog, Llangynllo and Newcastle Emlyn, was held at St. Barnabas Church, Penboyr, on Tuesday of last week. A sacred cantata called, Iesu, y Bugail Da," by the Rev. G. Williams, curate of Wrexham, was performed in a highly creditable manner by the children of the above named parishes, under the leadership of Mr. Rees, Penboyr National School. Great credit is due for the punctuality observed by the schools. They were, almost without exception, in their places at 2 o'clock, and a short rehearsal was held before the commencement at 2.30 p.m. The Church was literally crammed with attentive and reverent listeners, most of whom failed to have sitting room. The Rev W. Powell, rural dean, officiated in his usual efficient manner, and addressed the children before the close in fatherly and loving words, impressing upon them the duty of obedience and love to the Good Shepherd. The singing throughout was most satisfactory, but the rendering of "Yr oedd cant namyn un and Arglwydd lesu'r Bugail mwyn," deserve special mention for the pathos infused into the different verses. The rendering of the solo, Fel Bugail y portha ei braidd," by a young female Sunday scholar, Miss E. Jones, from St. Barnabas School, was very effective and praise- worthy for so young and untried a soloist. The recitation of the different schools also was good, the wording being quite distinct and intelligible. Miss Evans, of Pentre, presided at the harmonium in her usual masterly manner. The clergy of all the above named parishes were in attendance, and took active interest in the pleasant pro- ceedings of the day. Much praise is due for the arrangement in the Church, which was arranged so judiciously, that all shifting and confusion was avoided. Everything was carried through decently and in order. At the close of the festival, the children of the different schools were entertained by their several clergy at different places in the neighbourhood. Advantage was also taken of the day to regale all the members of the two Sunday Schools of Penboyr with tea and cake at the schoolroom. Over 250 members sat to enjoy the abundant good things provided, and ample justice was done to them. Thanks are due to Miss Jones, of the Rectory, and the Misses Evans, Pentre, in getting up the treat, and also to Mrs Jones, the Rectory Miss Griffiths, Pentre the Misses Elliott, of Dolhardd-fach; Mrs Jones, Tyhen Mrs Jones, Spring Garden Mrs Jones, Dangribin and other kind ladies, who assisted to wait on the different tables. Mr Jones, the worthy rector, was most attentive and indefatigable to make all happy and comfortable. It was an encouraging sight to the rector and teachers to see their Sunday scholars so numerous and promising. It is a proof of the Church work carried on in this parish. The weather marred the complete success of the entertain- ment as it turned out wet, which prevented the children from indulging in any out-door sports. It is to be hoped that the children's festival, which was the first of the kind held in this neighbourhood, will be continued in future years. The success of this one should stimulate everyone concerned to further efforts to perfect and perpetuate a children's festival, which will prove a blessing to the rising generation, and a source of strength to the Church in the district.
LLANRHYSTYD. UNITED DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD.—The first meeting of the new Board was held on Friday the 20th inst, at the Brynherbert board school. The seven newly-elected members were present, viz., Messrs. D. Rowlands, Mabwshen; E. J. Evans, Cnwcybarcut; Daniel Jones, Alltlwyd Evan Lewis, Sinnett Jones, Stephen Jones, and David Evans, Hafodglas. Mr E. J. Evans, who acted as clerk to the old Board, took the chair, Mr Evans stated that the first matter for their consideration was the election of a chairman for the new board, and as Mr D. Rowlands, had been placed at the head of the poll, and was in every respect fitted and qualified for the position, he (Mr Evans) had great pleasure to propose Mr Rowlands as their chairman. Mr E. Lewis seconded the motion. Mr D. Evans, Hafodglas, also a Radical member, proposed as an amendment that Mr Daniel Jones, Alltylwyd, a Nonconformist of moderate views, be chairman. This was seconded by Mr Stephen Jones, a Conservative. On being put to the meeting the amendment was carried much to the chagrin of the extreme section of the Radical members. Mr Daniel Jones then took the chair, and having thanked the four members who had supported him, said that had it not been for the action taken by a small outside clique, he would not have consented to take the presidency of the new board, but despite that, he trusted that all the members would henceforth pull together, that the schools might be benefited by their united action, and the ratepayers be eased of some of the burdens which they had to bear. Mr Sinnett Jones proposed and the chairman seconded, that Mr D. Evans, Hafodglas be elected vice-chairman. Mr E. J. Evans, the leader of the discontented Radical wing objected to this course being taken, he wished Mr Stephen Jones to occupy the rice-chair, but as this proposal found no seconder, Mr Evans, Hafodglas was elected. Mr D. Rowlands, the unsuccessful Radical candidate for the chair was chosen treasurer, on the motion of the chairman. Mr Rowlands, however, would hearken to no solicitation, and blankly refused to discharge the functions of the post. Mr Sinnett Jones. a Conservative was afterwards elected. Only two other matters of iutetest were discussed. A notice of motion was given by Mr Evans, Hafodglas, that the meeting of the board should in future be hel l in Brynwyr. schoolroom, and Mr E. J. Evans also gave notice that at the next boarù HI ating he wvuid propose that one of the head masters ai present, in their service he dismissed. There bein^ no "titer business the board rose after sitting for nearly l wo hours.
NARBERTH. 1 CHURCH PARADE.—On Sunday last the Nar- bertli Detachment of Rifle Volunteers, under the command of Captain Price, assembled at the East Gate School and marched to St. Andrew's Church, where divine service was held. The Rev. W. Scott, vicar of Plebech, preached. COUNTY COURT.-On Friday last, the 20th inst., the usual monthly sitting of the above court was held at the Court-house, Narberth. The non-contested cases, numbering 112, were dis- posed of by Mr Registrar Griffiths, and when his Honour Judge Beresford took his seat, the following came on for hearing Wm. Peregrine v. Ben Powis. Mr W. D. Lewis appeared for plaintiff. Order of 3s a nionth.-Beddoe v. Williamson and others This was an adjourned petition under the Trustee Act, 1850. Mr Lascelles appeared for respondent Williamson, and Mr John Roberts for respondent Edwin Phillips. Mr Lascelles applied for an adjourn- ment to the August court, which was granted.— David Morgan v. Major Birtwhistle This was an action for the recovery El 17s balance due for hay sold defendant. Plaintiff proved the sale of hay, but said that part was not delivered, and was at his farm. Defendant said that the remainder of the hay for which he was sued was spoiled, and would be of no use to him. He admitted that he had requested plaintiff not to deliver all the hay at the same time, as his (defendant's) stores were not large enough. Judg- ment for plaintiff for 1;1 17s and costs, to be paid upon plaintiff tendering defendant the remainder of the hay.- William Evans v. Mrs Williams This was an action for the recovery of 10s money paid for defendant's use. Mr Lascelles appeared for defendant plaintiff did not appear. Mr Lascelles applied for costs of defendant and her witnesses, which were granted. On Saturday afternoon a meeting of employes representing the four flannel manufactories within the neighbourhood of Narberth, namely, Dyffryn, Mr Humphreys Forest, Mr J. Jones Lan, Mr J. Williams and Gelly, Mr Thomas, was held at the Ivy Bush Inn, Narberth, for the purpose of discussing the question of wages, with a view to increase the prices quoted in the present list, and to secure the co-operation of all factory employe's within the counties of Pembroke, Carmarthen, and Cardigan, by the adoption of the same scale. There was a good attendance, and Mr B. Llewellyn, of Dyffryn Mills, Narberth, presided.—The Chairman said that weavers were still working under the old dispensation. The wages in every other branch of industry was improving, but not so with the weaving department. He believed that more persons were wearing Welsh and "jubilant" flannels to-day than ever, and yet, though the articles were so much appreciated and so much in demand, the employers were slow in considering their employes in the matter of wages. It was full time that the men should demand an advance. He blamed the workmen more even than the masters for not being more alive to their own interests. If matters were brought properly before the employers he believed they would practically indicate sympathy, and that justice would be awarded the men. The masters had a great many trials to contend against, and one of their greatest was against the Drefach and Newcastle Emlyn weavers, where the workmen received one penny a yard less than the Pembroke- shire weavers, and were really working under the sweating system, working 15 or 16 hours every day in order to earn anything like a week's wages. The masters there, were, therefore, able to sell their goods cheaper than their masters. He (the chairman) trusted that they would give the Trefach and Newcastle Emlyn weavers a pattern, and a pattern he hoped that would be soon followed. The present list of prices which had been made so many years ago was an unjust one, as since then there had been a great change in the weaving trade, and much of the work they had now was not included in their present list. He thought the best plan to pursue was to meet the masters, and place before them their grievances. Messrs David Lewis and Charles James, of Forest Factory; and William Davies and Thomas Lewis, of Lan Mill, also spoke in favour of a revised list with a view to increase the prices, and the latter stated that the weavers of Newcastle Emlyn worked almost day and night. He also wished to know if the inspector of factories ever visited Newcastle Emlyn, and if he did, why were such working hours allowed.— Mr Thomas Lewis, Lan Mill, said he disap- proved of the practice of allowing young people to work 15 hours a day in factories.- Mr W. Thomas, of Dyffryn Mills, said he believed his employer, Mr D. Humphreys, of Dyffryn Mills, was pre- pared to give advanced prices if others would do the same.—It was then unanimously resolved— (1) That we pledge ourselves to unite together to frame a list of prices, which shall be adopted by all the factories in the counties of Pembroke, Carmarthen, and Cardigan, according to the classes of work to be done. (2) That a committee of eight persons be formed from the representatives of the four factories present (with power to add to their number to revise the list). (3) That Mr William Thomas, of Dyffryn Mills, Narberth, be appointed secretary. (4) That the workmen of Newcastle Emlyn and Trefach Factories be communicated with, and asked to join and co- operate with this meeting. Also that the workmen from other factories within the three counties mentioned be invited to communicate with the secretary. (5) That this meeting stand adjourned until Saturday, the 12th July next, at three o'clock, at the Ivy Bush, Narberth, when all weavers or delegates from distant factories are invited to be present. The following were then elected as a committee :— Dyffryn, Messrs H. Cunnick and Dan Griffiths; Forest, Messrs John Mathias and Charles James Lan Mill, Messrs Thomas Lewis and David Williams Gelly, Messrs Wm. Davies and James Williams. A vote of thanks to the Chairman terminated the the meeting. The committee afterwards sat and framed a new list of prices, which will be sub- mitted for the consideration of the employers. A copy of the list will be forwarded by the secretary on application.
LAMPETER. THE COMPENSATION CLAUSES.—In our last issue we inadvertently stated that the letter sent by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in reply to a certain protest on the above clauses, had been received by the Rev. Daniel Jones, Lampeter, instead of by the Rev. Daniel Jones of Llanilar. It is need- less to add that the esteemed vicar of Lampeter had nothing to do with the matter, and we sincerely regret the mistake. SCHOOL BOARD.—At a meeting of the SchooJ Board, held on Tuesday last, the Rev. Danie1 Jones, vicar, presiding, Miss S. A. Evans, of Carmarthen, was unanimously appointed head mistress of the Peterwell Girls' School. This being the last meeting of the old Board, votes of thanks were passed to the chairman and vice chairman. PETTY SESSIONS —These Sessions were held on Friday last, the 20th inst, at the Town Hall Lampeter, before John Fowden Esq, the Ven. Archdeacon Edmondes, and T. H. R. Hughes Esq. —The summons issued by Mr David Parry, collector to the Guardians cf the Lampeter Union, for maintenance orders against the follow- ing persons were adjourned, viz — >Vm. Morgan, Hafod Castell, Pencarreg, in respect of his wife and children, Joseph Griffiths, St. Thomas Street Lampeter, mason, in respect of his mother, and Joseph Morgan, late of Tygwyn, Llanon, Carmar- thenshire, in respect of his wife. -David Jones of Cwmnant Cottage, Llanwenog, retired farmer was summoned by David Williams, of Llandyssul, Superintendent of police, for being drunk on the 26th May last, at the parish of Llanwenog. Defendant ndmitted that he was a little the worse for drink. Fined 2s. 6d. and costs to be paid in a month. James McLean of Tancoeducha, Llangybi, Fencer was summoned by the same .Y complaint for being drunk on the licensed premises of Derry Arms Llangybi, on the 12th inst. Defendant did not appear-service of summons having been proved, the defendant was fined 10s. and costs to be paid forthwith, and in default 14 days with hard labour.—David Evans collector of the Guardians of the Lampeter Union, applied for an order upon Evan Evans, of Tynewydd, New Cross, Golden Grove, mason, and Evan Pugh, of Treherbert Row, Pencarreg, to contribute towards the maintenance of their respective mothers, who are chargeable to the Lampeter Union. Order 6d. a week in each cane.—Mrs Jane Lloyd, of Hafodyrwyn, Llan- wenog, was appointed overseer of the poor, for the I parish of Llanweuog, in the room of her late husband, Mr Dd. Lloyd. -The Rev. Daniel Jones, vicar of Lampeter, appealed against a poor rate assessment for the parish of Lampeter, made on the 11th January last on certain tithe rent charge. Mr Thomas Lloyd appeared for the appellant, and stated that the tithe rent charge entered in the rate book is put down at Cl32 5s. gross estimated rental, and although the tithes had decreased annually for the last ten years, the same figures remained on the rate book, and all he wanted on behalf of the Rev. Daniel Jones was that he should be fairly assessed like any other ratepayer in the parisb.-Evan Davies Rees, sworn: I personally served Mr John Morris, one of the overseers of Lampeter, with a notice of appeal in this matter.—The Rev. Daniel Jones, sworn the value of tithe rent charge of Lampeter due to me for last year is E137 7s. lOd. The average annual amount of rates paid by me during the last three years is 925 16s. 6fd, and costs of collection 98 13s. 5d. After some discussion, the bench reduced the gross estimated rental to E102 17s. 6d. Mr Lewis Davies, being the chairman of the assess- ment committee of the Lampeter Union, retired from the bench pending the hearing of the vicars appeal. COUXTY COtTRT. This court was held here on Monday, the 23rd inst, before His Honour Judge Beresford. The indisputed cases were disposed of by the Deputy Registrar (Mr T. Lloyd) before his Honour sat. The judgment summonses were few.-Lloyd v. Jones: This was a judgment summons issued by Mr Thomas Lloyd, solicitor, Lampeter, against Stephen Jones, Blaenpat, Nantcwnlle, farmer & cattle dealer for E90 Is lid and subsequent costs, Mr A. J. Hughes, Aber- ystwyth. appeared for the plaintiff. Order, 14 days, warrant not to issue if E2 10 a month be 'd. I paid.—William James, Tymawr, Llanddewibrefi, Farmer, v Jane Jones, late Derry-garon, Tregaron Rees Jones, Tregaron, draper, and Evan Rowlands, Ystrad, farmer, claimants, Mr W. P. Owen, Aberystwyth, appeared for the execution creditors. The parties had settled the action out of court, and judgment was given in terms of the settlement. --David Lloyd, Lampeter, solicitor, v John Williams, Llanfairclydogau Margaret Jones, claimant. This was an inter- pleader issue directed to be tried in the county court by an order of the High Court of Justice. The claimant alleged that a cow seized by the ex- ecution creditor was her property. Mr W. P.Owen, appeared for the claimant, & withdrew the claim. The claim was consequently barred, & the claimant ordered to pay the costs.—George Phillips, Derry Ormond, v Catherine Davies, wife of Thomas Davies, Stag's Head, Tregaron. Thomas Davies, Stag's Head, claimant. Mr David Lloyd, Lampeter, appeared for the execution J creditor, and Mr W. P. Owen for claimant. The claimant, who was defendant's husband, claimed certain household furniture, &c., which had been 1 taken in execution by the plaintiff against the defendant. The case was adjourned to the next court at claimants request.—Anne Benjamin, Trafleuchfa, Llangeitho, spinster, v John Jones, Maesrhugfawr Stephen Thomas, Maesrhugfach and David Price, Bontgoy, all near Tregaron. Mr W. P. Owen appeared for plaintiff, and Mr A. J. Hughes, appeared for defendant. The plaintiff's claim was for R14 5s. being principal and interest due to her upon a promissory note His Honour having given leave to the plaintiff to amend her claim, the note was put in and admitted. The plaintiff was called in support of her claim. For the defence, Stephen Thomas and Morgan Evans were called, who deposed that the amount of the claim was to be paid on the condition that plaintiff and her father would carry out an arrangement which had been made between them and the defendants at the time, and which they had not done. Mr Owen, before the conclusion, withdrew from the case, judgment was given for the defendants.
ABERAYRON. CHORAL FESTIVAL. —The annual choral festival of church choirs in the Aberayron district of the Cardigan Archidiaconal Choral Association was held at Trinity Church, Aberayron, on Friday, the 20th inst., when there was a full attendance of choirs from the district. The various choirs assembled together by the National schools, whence having formed into a procession, they marched to the church, the various schools being preceded by banners. The Decani side was occupied by Llanbadarn Trefeglwys, Cilcennin, Aberayron and New Quay, and the cantoris side by Llansantffraid, Dihewid, Llanerchaeron, Llan- ddewi, Aberarth, and Llanarth. The building was crowded throughout the day, scores having to stand on their feet. Mr John Jones, the able and experienced choirmaster of Trinity Church, Aberayron, was a very efficient conductor, having previously held several rehearsals in the district, and the Rev. J. R. Jones, B.A., Lampeter, was the intoner, while Miss Maggie Davies, London House, ably presided at the harmonium. The same service books were used and consequently the same tunes, chants, and anthems were sung as at the Carmarthen festival recently held, and the preacher also was the same, viz.—the Rev. W. Jones, Llanon, Carmarthenshire, who delivered a suitable sermon. Two services were held at 11 a.m., and one in the afternoon. The singing in the morning did not strike us as being superior to that of previous years but in the afternoon there was obvious improvement, and it was conceded by all present that it far surpassed that of any previous festivals. The rendering of the two old Welsh tunes, Hyfrydol and Y Delyn Aur," was especially effective, being rendered with true Welsh hicyl, and we hope similar tunes will be selected for the next festival. INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION.—In accordance with a circular sent out to the inhabitants of Aberayron, and signed by several well known gentlemen, a meeting was held in the Assembly Room on Monday last, to discuss what means should be taken to forward the claims of Aber- ayron as a centre for one of the intermediate schools in Cardiganshire. There was a large number present and the vicar (the Rev. W. O. Edwards R.D.) was voted to the chair. After a long discussion it was decided to appoint three gentlemen to wait on Mrs Lewis of Llanayron, with regard to a site. Messrs John Hugh Jones, Munro Hughes, and Dr. Davies, consented to call upon Mrs Lewis. The following gentlemen were appointed as a deputation to meet the education committee which met here yesterday (Thursday). Dr. Davies, Messrs. Thomas Davies, Compton House, T. H. Maddy, Munro Hughes, Major Price Lewes, Dr. J. A. Jones, Bridge- street, Messrs J. H. Jones, B.C. Jones, L. J. Roberts, B.A., Evan Jones, Feathers Hotel, E. Lima Jones, Rev. W. Evans, Bridge-street, Rev. Evan Jones, Llwyncelin, Rev. W. O. Edwards, and Mr W. B. Hughes.
TREGARON. CHURCH FESTIVAL.—The third annual festival in connection with Ultra-Aeron Union, was held at St. Caron's Church, Tregaron, on Wednesday, 18th inst., and proved a decided success. The district from which choirs attended includes, Tre- garon, Llanddewi-Breti, Llangeitho, Nantcwnlle, Trefilan, Blaenpennal, Llanbadarn Odwyn, and Gartheli. The pretty little Church, though it can accomodate a little over 300, was too small, even for the singers to be comfortably seated, and there- fore admission to the Church was by ticket only. From one end of the Church to the other was a dense array of the sons of song,-fit sons and daughters of "Gymru gwlad y Gân." The day's proceedings commenced at the National school- room where a short rehearsal was held, and from thence the choirs marched in procession to the church singing the processional hyniii Chwifia'r ddisglaer faner," and accompanied by the strains of the Tregaron brass band. The following clergy surpliced followed,—the Revs. T. Phillips, Tre- garon Evan Williams, Nantcwnlle D. Worthington, Llangeitho D. Griffiths, Trefilan; J. T. Hughes, Llanfihangel-ar-arth T. Davies, Blaenpennal D. Jones, Llanddewi-Aberarth J. R. Jones, Lampeter J. Lewis, Llanilar and T. Davies, Gartheli. The service commenced at 11.30., when the Church was already uncomfort- ably packed. The service which was fully choral was intoned by the Rev. J. R. Jones, curate of Lampeter. The Venite' was sung in A to music set by Stanley. The special psalms were the 65, 92, 150, and sung to music set by (Garnett), Hey and Humphreys respectively. The lessons were read by the Rev. D. Griffiths and E. Williams. The Te Beum was sung to music set by (Sir John Goss), Benedidus (Caley from Beethoven), and Jubilate (Gilbert) were also well rendered. The anthem was Teilwng yw'r Oen," a pretty composition by our talented countryman Dr. Parry. The opening solo was taken by Mr D. J. Evans, Llanddewi-Brefi. The hymns Goleu nerthol yw dy Eiriau sung to tune Hyfrydol" and Aleluiah yr anwylaf," sung to the pretty melody, Y delyn aur was sung in a manner characteristic only of a Welsh congregation. The sermon was preached by the Rev D. Jones, Llanddewi-Aberarth, and it is need- less to say that he was listened to with rapt at- tention. The Rev. gentleman wished to enforce upon his hearers what the true ideal of public worship should be,—not to follow a popular preacher in order to satisfy his own fancies, but devoutly & with simplicity worship the Lord in his temple of holiness he afternoon meeting commenced at 2-M., when the Litany was in- toned, and the pulpit occupied by the same gentlemen as at the morning service. Another meeting was held at 6. p.m., but owing to the long distance some had to travel, and the incle- mency of the weather most of the strangers left I before the commencement, but notwithstanding this we had a very good meeting. The vicar of the parish the Rev. T. Phillips intoned the service, the Rev. J. Lewis, Llanilar read the lessons, and the Rev. J. T. Hughes, Llanfihangel- ar-arth occupied the pulpit. The sermon was in- deed a rare treat, and it would amply repay anyone walking a long distance to hear it. The anthem was again sung at this service, also the processional hymn, and hymns to the tunes of "Dorchester" and "Moriah." This gathering undoubtedly was the largest held in con- nection with the Choral Union of the Deanery, both in point of numbers and the quality of the singing. Great praise is due to Mr John Davies, Llangeitho, for having trained the choirs to such a state of efficiency, There yet remains a great deal of work to do before reaching perfection, but we should advise the choir leaders not to despond, —their labours must be crowned with success. We nearly forgot to mention the accompanist during the day was Mr Evans, Llangeithio, who efficiently discharged his generous duties, though everything passed off well, we missed the presence of our repected Rural Dean the Rev. L. T. Rowlands, Llanddewi Brefi, who through illness was unable to attend. We wish Mr Rowlands a speedy recovery.
NEWCASTLE EMLYN. COUNTY COURT. On Wednesday last, the bi- monthly sitting of the County for this district took place. There were no cases of public interest. PETTY SESSIONS. At the monthly Petty Sessions held on Friday last, before Messrs A. H. Jones and H. W. T. Howell, David Collins, a game keeper at Dolhaidd, charged John Jones of Parkyatyi, Llangeler, weaver, with tresspassing in learch of game, on the 13th of June, on land of Mrs Bilbrough. The Complainant was represented oy Mr John, solicitor, Carmarthen, and the defendant conducted his defence in person. The Bench, after hearing Fred Jenkins on behalf of the complainant, and John Isaac on behalf of the defendant, considered the case proved, and fined him 10s ann costs.—The application of Mr John Evans, late of the Bunch of Grapes Inn, for a transfer of his license to Miss Eliza Lewis, was adjourned. Bethel Calvinistic Methodist Chapel celebrated for its excellent singing, has now received an important addition in the shape of a magnificent harmonium, the tone of which strongly resembles that of an organ. The harmonium which cost 90 guineas, has two manuals and 20 stops is by Trayser of Stuttgart, and was selected by Mr D. Emlyn Evans, whose competent judgment in the matter has given universal satisfaction, Miss Ellen George and Miss Mary Jane Jones have under- taken the duty of playing on alternate Sundays, and so far have acquitted themselves admirably. ATHLETIC SPORTs.-The Sport Committee have held a series of meetings during the past month or six weeks, and the list of events is already before the public. There is a considerable increase in the prizes over last year. The Committee feel much indebted for the pecuniary support given them last year, and it is hoped that when the next appeal is made, it will be as liberally responded to as before. AT a Special Sessions on Tuesday last, William Rees, pig dealer, of Fountain-street, was charged before Messrs A. H. Jones and T. P. Lewis, with having been drunk and disorderly near Cawdor Terrace, early that morning. Defendant was found by P.S. John Williams, who urged the magistrates to inflict a heavy punishment, because defendant was constantly drunk, and penalties seem to have no effect upon him. P.C. Jones stated that he was often called by the neighbours to put a stop to defendants' disturbances. Sentenced to a month' imprisonment with hard labour.
ABERYSTWYTH. THE INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION ACT. On Tuesday evening a public meeting was held at the Town Hall to consider various matters con- nected with this Act. The Mayor presided. It was resolved to apply to the Cardiganshire Joint Education Committee for the establishment of an intermediate school at Aberystwith. Mr A. J. Hughes and the Mayor were appointed delegates to present the application to the Joint Education Committee at Aberayron on Thursday next. The meeting further pledged itself to do its utmost to obtain funds for the erection of school buildings in accordance with the requirements of the Act, and recommended that the district be sub- divided and collectors appointed. It was also determined to request the Town Council of Aber- ystwith to make a grant from the borough fund for the purpose of erecting an intermediate school in the town. Votes of thanks terminated the proceedings. ARCHIDIACONAL VISITATION. The Venerable William North, the Archdeacon of Cardigan, held his vernal visitation for the Aberystwyth District of the Archdeaconery of Cardigan, at Holy Trinity Church, Aberystwyth, on Friday last. The attendance of clergy and church- wardens was more numerous than on any previous occasion, demonstrating most conclusively the increased interest taken by both clergy and laity in the welfare of the Church under the present position, and with regard to the future prospects of ecclesiastical affairs in connection both with the internal and spiritual work of the Church and its external temporal political connection. There was also a large and influential congregation who highly appreciated the valuable and compre- hensive charge of the venerable gentleman. Churchwardens from 22 parishes and districts were presented and admitted, and the following is the list of clergymen who attended Revs Prebendary Williams, M.A., and W. Thomas, Holy Trinity William Evans, M.A., St. Michael's D. L. Davies, B.A., St. Mary all of Aberystwyth; J. Y. Evans, B.A., Llanbadarn- fawr; T. Morgan, Penrhyncoch; N. Evans, Llangorwen J. P. Poole Hughes, Borth; J. W. Morgan, Talybont; J. Rees, Capel-Bangor; W. Gabe, Goginan D. Owen, Eglwysnewydd D. Roderick, Llancynfelin; A. Williams, Elerch; D. Jenkins, Llangwyryfon; R. Lewis, Llan- ychaiarn J. M. Lewis, Llanddinol; T. Evans, Llanrhystyd D. Lewis, Llansantffraed; D. Alban, Lledrod D. Lewis, Rhostie; Wm. J. Williams, B.A., Llanavan; J. Jones, M.A., Ystradmeurig; T. Jones, Strata Florida; and J. Evans, Llanfihangel-Croyddin. There were but four absentees, amongst whom were the Rev J. Pugh, Llanbadarn, the rural dean, through illness, and great sympathy was mani- fested on his behalf. The Rev J. H. Protheroe, M.A., vicar of St. Michael's, who is in Norway, and the Rev J. M. Griffiths, vicar of Llan- fihangelgeneurglyn, who attended the visitation at Cardigan. The Litany, having been said by the Rev Prebendary Williams, the Archdeacon de- livered his address to the churchwardens and clergy. Commencing as to the marvellous activity of the Church in manifold departments throughout the British Empire, he referred them to the official year Book of the Church of Eng- 1 land, and recommended this wonderful com- pilation to their careful study, as a treasure of in- formation both practical and instructive. He then alluded at considerable length to the virulence of the opposition displayed in some parts of Wales, including this district, to the pro- gress and work of the Church, by designing, and unprincipled -non who, through misrepresentation, were instigating agitation and ill will against the Church and clergy. He strongly recommended the dissemination of cheap and brief histories of the Church, prepared by the Church Defence Institution, (which would instruct the people in the origin, progress, and present activity of the Church in this country, and he pressed the circulation of these and other pamphlets in the Welsh language by all the reverend and lay I brethren present.) He next referred to the question of voluntary elementary schools as raised by the appearance of the new elementary code, glancing at the summary of general grants, the individual grants for several subjects, the changed mode of examination, and the freedom of discretion opened to H.M. Inspectors. He instanced cases with regard to our religious education, in order to remind them of the hostile movemeuts which threatened to deprive us of the aid of various charities, specifying Betton's charity and Miss Hester Bowen's charity. He then proceeded to the question of the endowments of the Church, especially with regard to the tithe rent-charge and the grave condition of the clergy in this and other districts of Wales at the present moment, who had hope- lessly ceased from enforcing their just and legal claims owing to the violent outrages committed, the default of the official executors of the law and other causes. He urged united action, firmness and courage. He defined the clauses and prospective effects of the Bill now under dis- cussion in the legislature as to facilitating the recovery of tithes, and hoped it would pass through the crucial attempts to thwart it in the lower House and that England would realize the danger, which, on a more sweeping scale threatened the the Established Church, through piecemeal disintegration in Wales. The public service and ministration of the Church occupied a most important portion of the charge. The mode of reading and intoning the prayers in a reverential and natural manner (not studied and artificial intonation) with full emphasis being given on words, and expressions accentuated so as to affect the congregation at large. Much was also said on the responsive part taken by the congregation, especially as to the Lord's prayer, the two Creeds, and the general confession in the service of the Holy Communion. The musical rendering of a large portion of the service was commended when judiciously regulated, but he disparaged the tendency observed in restricting the compass of choral song to the practised choir as apart from the general congregation. Alluding to the hymnology of the Church and to "Y a committee having been recently appointed to revise this portion of the services. Examples were given of incongruous figures in hymns contained in our present Welsh hymnals, jarring upon the awe inspiring contemplation of the agonised Redeemer outstretched with racked limbs npon the cross in the dread torture of His passion. He instanced several others. For these and similar reasons he considered that an authorized revision of Welsh hymnology was 11 most desirable and deserving of approval. In concluding he specially and earnestly addressed the clergy, old and young, upon their responsibilities, urging the younger portion es- pecially to fix their aim for a life of godly service, to deprecate eagerness for promotion, and am- bition to get on," to be content to wait for God, and they would assuredly find that in ordaining their lot, he would do all things well for both His Church and for them. He afterwards made some very telling observations in Welsh, im- pressing upon the churchwardens the importance of their duties. A large number subsequently met at luncheon, under the presidency of the Arch- deacon, where several subjects touched upon in the charge were discussed in a most amicable and edifying manner.
THE PRIMROSE LEAGUE. ST. CLEARS. The annual meeting of the St. Clears Habitation (1032) of the Primrose League took z, place on Thursday week. The day being gloriously fine, a very large number of members and friends attended from far and near, and the proceedings throughout were carried out very successfully. Athletic sports were held in the afternoon, followed by a sumptuous spread ef tea and cake in the National schools of the town. After these the regular business of the Habitation was proceeded with. The following ladies and gentlemen have been unanimously re-elected officers for the ensuing year :—Ruling Councillor, Dr. Henry Lawrence executive council, Mrs Falkener, Laugharne Mrs Phillips, Clyngwynne Mrs Pugh, St. Clears Mrs M. Davies, Bankyfelin Miss Traffow, Plas Pantheol Miss Howells, Penrheol Miss Gelverton, Whitland Abbey; Miss Bowen Jones, Gwarmacoed. To these were added, Mrs Carver, Blaencorse and Mrs Thomas, Perkie. In the evening a public meeting was held in the schoolroom, under the presidency of the Ruling Councillor, and there was a large at- tendance. In his preliminary remarks, the worthly Chairman said he had to apologise for the unavoidable absence of Captain Jones-Parry, owing to a domestic bereavement. They all felt very sorry that Captain Parry was thus unable to be present and address them. Fortunately, they had found a true friend of the cause who, at the last moment, kindly came forward when asked to assist them, and who had the rare qualification of being able to address them eloquently both in English and Welsh. He begged to introduce to them Mr Pughe Davies. The Speaker was heartily received, and delivered able addresses. His Welsh speech was evidently a very telling one, and it was marked with frequent and hearty applause, his hearers being deeply impressed with it. Mr Thomas, Derry, then proposed a vote of thanks to the speaker for the able and convincing addresses they had just had. He urged them to consider well all that had been told them that evening, and strive to do their best for the party and the organisation they belonged to. Mr Pughe Davies replied, and proposed a vote of thanks to the Ruling Councillor for so ably presiding over that meeting. He was agreeably surprised to find such a large muster of good and enthusiastic supporters of the Primrose League at St. Clears. Their courteous Ruling Councillor had informed him that they numbered nearly 500 members. They had a powerful organisation —one that would have to be reckoned with when the next election came. He trusted they would all be firm and united in their action, and faith- ful to their principles. He hoped they would not be influenced by petty jealousy, but be content with the positions they found themselves in, and do all they could to assist their officers to increase the usefulness of the League there. Mr Guest Gardiner seconded. The Ruling Councillor, in acknowledging the vote, thanked the audience for the kind way they had responded. He felt he fulfilled the duties in anything but an efficient way, but what he did do was done in a true spirit. He urged one and all to try and assist him in strengthening their cause and adding to their numbers. He could only repeat the good advice of the speaker and Mr Thomas to lose no time in beginning to work and organise, and not to leave things to chance, not waking up until the last moment when too late, and making frantic and useless efforts to avert a defeat. By timely organisation and genuine work, we could in time convert our recent reverses into then well-earned successes. The singing of the National Anthem brought a most enjoyable afternoon and evening to a close. The warm thanks of the League are due to the following amongst other ladies for their kind assistance at the sports, the tea, and the evening meeting — Mrs and Miss Traffords, Mrs and Miss Howells, Mrs Phillips, Mrs Thomas, Mrs Mansfield, Miss Dixie, &c. HAVERFORDWEST. A most successful entertainment for the warden- ships of Wiston, Walton East and Clarbeston, was given at the Magistrates' Room, Clarbeston Road, on the evening of Thursday, June 19th. The proceedings commenced with a tea, and at 8.30 the chair was taken by Mr Lloyd-Philipps, of Pentypanc, the place of meeting being crowded to its utmost capacity. Addresses were delivered by Colonel Esmonde-White, the Rev. D. E. Williams, vicar of Llanhaden, and the H.ev. J. G. Lloyd, late hon. secretary to the Habitation. Colonel White spoke upon the improved condition of Ireland consequent upon the vigorous and statesman like policy of Mr Balfour, and lie also quoted some most interest- ing Irish election statistics as proving that, not- withstanding the present mis-representation of that country, a clear majority of voters at the last general election was in favour of the Union. Mr Lloyd criticised the Gladstonite idea of Welsh Home Rule, and showed the injury to the inhabitants of Wales, which would inevitably result from the coming into action of a policy of disintegration, and Mr Williams, in the course of a maiden speech in this district, urged upon all present the im- portance and the duty of beeoming thoroughly acquainted with political truths. Some excellent songs were then sung by Mrs Williams (Llanhaden Vicarage), Colonel White, Mr Williams (Wiston School), and Mr Duckfield (Clarbeston School). Mrs Lloyd-Philipps kindly acting as accompanyist. Colonel White afterwards gave a very amusing conjuring performance and a vote of thanks to Mr and Mrs Lloyd-Philipps and the other ladies and gentlemen who had taken part in the enter- tainment, which was proposed by Captain Higgon, R.A. (Scotlon) having been carried by acclamation. The National Anthem was sung, and the gathering dispersed. Mrs Lloyd Philipps has recently been ap- pointed (with the sanction of Lady Philipps, of Picton Castle, dame president), a vice dame president of the Habitation with especial charge of the Walton East, Wiston and Clarbeston wardenships. It is confidently anticipated that this appointment will be the cause of increased efficiency in these already flourishing warden- ships. 0
AMMANFORD NOTES. BLOOU AND FIRB. I hear that the Salvation Army are expected to pay us a visit next Sunday, and to hold a public meeting at the Hall. BUNKUM. I noticed an article in "Jottings" last week on a walk accomplished by a youth whom I well know. I would respectfully ask what guarantee the writer of "Jottings "has that the pedestrian 3id cover the distance mentioned. From in- formation I have received, I find he was seen in Llandilo at 1.30. Where, in the name of good fortune, was he until the hour he duly arrived in this locality, walking at the rate of miles per hour. BAND OF HOPE TEA PARTY. The members of the Band cf Hope at Pontamman were entertained to an exquisite re- past, prepared for them at Pontamman House, on Saturday afternoon last. There were fully one hundred present. The good things had due justice done to them, after which a few outdoor amuse- ments were the order of the day. A meeting was held in the evening, when a Mr Hall took the chair, and in a lengthy but interesting address gave some very amusing incidents of the drink question. Some glees were sung, and a dialogue was gone through, which was very entertaining. After the meeting, all the members dispersed to their homes after thoroughly enjoying themselves. Many thanks are due to Mr and Mrs Callard for the kind manner in which tbty entertained the members, and we hope that this Band of Hope may increase in number, and become a leading institution in the place.
THE NEW WELSH BISHOPS. CON SECT; A TT ON AT ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL. Four newly-appointed bishops, the Rev. Daniel Lewis Lloyd, D.D. (Bangor), the Rev. John Wogan Festing, M.A. (St. Albans), the Rev W. Sawmerez Smith (Sydney), and the Rev John Lloyd (Suffragan of Swansea) were on Tuesday morning consecrated at St. Paul's Cathedral in the presence of a large congregation, and a numerous gathering of Chnrch dignitaries. The following was the order of the ceremonial. The dean, canons, prebendaries, minor canons and choir were assembled in the South West Chapel of the Cathedral at a quarter before 10 o'clock. There they met the bishops designate and the assistant bishops, who were the Bishops of London, Carlisle, Lichfield, Bedford, Marlborough, Colchester, Llandaff, St. David's, and the Right Rev J. C. Campbell who has recently resigned the Bishopric of Bangor. A procession was then formed and moved from the West door to the choir, to the music of the familiar hymn "The Church's one foundation," members of the choir led the way, followed by the minor canons, the prebendaries, all proceeding two by two. Then followed the Archdeacon of Middlesex, the residentiary canon, the Proctor and Registrar. After them came the bishops to be consecrated, of Swansea, Sydney, St. Albans, and Bangor, attended by their chaplains. Then, after the Vicar-General, came the assistant Bishops, the Bishop of London coming last supported by the Dean upon his right, and by the Archdeacon of London upon his left, next the Apparitor-General and Secretary, and, finally :the Archbishop of Canterbury himself. Morning prayer had been said at 8 o'clock, and the Archbishop, who was addressing an unusually large congregation, in which the Principality was quite adequately represented proceeded at once to begin the communion service. The Epistle and Gospel were read by the lassistant bishops and the Kyrie and Nicene Creed (Weber in E flat) were exquisitely rendered by the choir. After this the bishop the assistent bishops, and the other bishops in attendance, proceeded from the Sacrarium to their seats in front of the pulpit. The preacher, the Archdeacon of London, entered upon an impressive sermon, his text was the 17th chapter of the Gospel of St. John, verses, 20 and 21.—"Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on Me through their word." Turning more particularly to the event of the day, the preacher said that they rejoiced that in the great Metropolitan cathedral the chosen bishop of the greatest of our Colonies received his consecration. They also rejoiced that at the same hour the seventieth Bishop of Bangor-a Welshman of the Welsh—bearing the same name as Daniel, the founder of his see, and a suffragan for Swansea—a Welshman, too, for the teeming population in the South of the Principality- were also consecrated. But they were able to rejoice, because the conviction of the spiritual unity relieved the weight which they would otherwise feel at the thought that in those sees there were great bodies of Christians who were not in visible unity with them. They who were going to Wales knew more of the problems than he could suggest. Their lot would be amongst a warm-hearted and generous people. They felt no jealously of the vigour of the Welsh Nonconformists. They could only grieve for the apathy of a former age, yet believing, as they did, that the old paths were best, they would rejoice, greatly if, by the spirituality of their (the new bishops') lives, the width of their charity, and their self-sacrificing devotion, conciliation, and tact they were able to restore peace and stability to the primitive establishment of the Christian faith in their favoured country-to all Englishmen so full of the deepest interest-and atone for the terrors of less happy times. In conclusion, the Archdeacon also addressed some words to the new Bishop of Sydney and St. Albans.—The sermon being ended, the Archbishop, bishops, and their chaplains, who occupied seats in front of the pulpit during the discourse, returned to the sacrarium, and the bishops-elect were conducted to the apse, where they put on their rochets. During their absence the anthem from Isaiah xl 31-'C They that wait upon the Lord" (Stainer) —was sung, and the Archbishop of Canterbury took his seat in the chair in front of the Holy Table. Returning to the sacrarium, the bishops- elect were presented to the archbishop, the pre- senting bishops in each case saying, "Most Reverend Father in God.—We present unto you this godly and well-learned man to be ordained and consecrated Bishop." This cere- mony concluded, in response to his Grace's formal demand, the Queen's mandate for the consecration was read, and the oath of canonical obedience, was also administered. The service then pro- j ceeded, and after the Veni Creator had been lung, the archbishop and bishops laid their hands I upon those to be consecrated kneeling in turn before them. After the service the procession returned in reverse order to that in which it had entered, the archbishop with the newly-conse- crated bishops preceding the others. The Kyrie, Nicene Creed, "Sanctus," and" Glora in Excelsis" were beautifully sung to music by Weber in E flat. The offertory was in aid of the Bishop of St. Albans' Fund. The London Gazette of Tuesday contains the following :—" Whitehall, June 23rd, 1890. The Queen has been pleased to direct letters patent to be passed under the Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, nomin- ating the Rev. John Lloyd, M.A., vicar of Car- marthen, to be suffragan of the See of Swansea." The Rev gentleman has also been appointed to the canonry of St. Davids, rendered vacant by the death of the late Canon AVilliams of Llanelly.