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KIDWELLY AND DISTRICT. [By RAMBLER.] We have made arrangements by which we shall in future present our readers with news from" Y e antiente borough of Kidwelly" and its immediate neighbourhood. An election will be shortly held at Kidwelly for the seat on the Llanelly Board of Guardians, rendered vacant by the appointment of Mr John Morgan, of Garreg, to be rate collector for the parish. It is more than 30 years since we had an election of this kind before. A vacancy occurred then, and a vestry was called, when Mr Edward Kins, of Shintor, was nominated, and the vestry pledged itself, come what might, to support its man. Four days afterwards Mr John Thomas, the then landlord of the Pelican Inn, was also nominated. A great fuss was made, and placards were printed in favour of Mr Thomas. Election songs were sung one beginning some- r, 11 thing -as-fo-ll()ws Kidwelly voters, don't be such fools, As to let deceivers make you their tools." Mr King was, however, returned by a great majority. The gentlemen nominated this time— and they are both nominated at vestry meetings —are the Rev. D. G. Owens, C.M. minister, and Mr Daniel Anthony, Penlan, farmer. Each can- didate has commenced the work of canvassing, and lively times are expected. The Town Council (which holds its meetings on the first Monday of every month) a week or two ago revived the now perfectly useless custom of walking the bounds of the borough. The luncheon that was given, at the end of the journey, by Councillor Stephens, however, was a first-class affair. Tea and concert was held, in connection with the Methodist Church worshipping at Horeb, Mynydd-y-Garreg, on Saturday last, which turned out a great success. The principal artistes at the concert were-the Misses Rosa and Lana Arthur, Llanelly; Dr. Jones, M.D., London; and Messrs. Lewis, Beynon, and Morgan, Kid- welly Mr J. Jones, organist of Llandefeilog Church, accompanied. Piano solos and duets were also given by the Misses Stephens, Arlais, Kidwelly. The Mayor of Kidwelly presided. On Thursday last, while the daughters of Councillor D. Griffiths, London House, were driving a trap to Llandefeilog, part of the harness broke, and the young ladies were thrown out, but happily did not receive any severe injuries. On Saturday last Mr James Randell was sharpening an instrument at the Gwendraeth Tinplate Works when, hy some mischance, three of his fingers were completely severed. On Monday, at ths same place, Mr David Hughes, pickler, had his head cut open by a stone which a boy pretended to throw at another, but instead cast it over his head against Mr Hughes, who happened to be standing near at the time. The new building, the Methodist Schoolroom at Gwendraeth Town, was formally opened on Sunday last. Special services were held all day in connection with the opening. In the morning the meeting was held in the Schoolroom, when a sermon was delivered by the Rev. J. Wyndham Lewis, of Carmarthen. In the afternoon and evening the services were held at the Morfa Chapel, sermons being delivered by the Rev. W. P. Jones, of Kidwelly, and the Rev. J. Wyndham Lewis. The new schoolroom is built of corru- gated iron, and is capable of seating some 200 persons. Mr Harbrough, of London, was the builder. On Tuesday evening we visited the little village of Llansaint, which is situate on an eminence about three miless from Kidwelly, where, in the National School, a concert was held, the Rev. J. R. James, vicar of Ferryside, being chairman. The schoolroom was crowded almost to sufloca- tion. The artistes at the concert were Messrs. Lewis and Beynon, of Kidwelly Messrs. Rees and Beynon, Llansaint and Mr John Yaughan, Llandefeilog, who convulsed the audience by his comic songs. Mr J. D. Jones, Llandefeilog, accompanied. A very interesting meeting was held at the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Llandefeilog, on Monday evening. I am told the occasion was that of presenting the minister, the Rev. Lewis, with a purse containing £ 20, as a mark of the congregation's esteem, and as a testimonial of his good work during his stay at Llandefeilog. The rev. gentleman is leaving in a few days. Amongst those who spoke at the meeting were the Rev. J. F. Herbert, vicar of the parish, and the Rev. D. G. Owen, C.M., Kidwelly.


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