LLANDYSILIOGOGO. To the Editor of THE JOURSAL. SIR,—Kindly allow me to correct an error, which crept into your report of the re-opening services at Llanclysiliogogo. The error I refer to is contained in the sentence, The whole work coat about 9150. Instead of this it should be, "The whole work cost about E400. I shall be obliged by your inserting this correction in your next issue. Yours faithfully, D. RICHARDS, vicar. Llandysiliogogo, June 23rd, 1890.
To the Editor of THE JOURNAL. Dear Sir, With regard to the liming of the brooks about Llanybyther, I beg to say that my attention has been drawn to the river Duar," which runs for about half-a-mile through my farm called" Capcoch," where my children used to have some fishing, but this year every fish has been destroyed. This is too bad, for I had not taken steps to preserve it. If such a destruction of tish happen again, I shall be prepared to offer a reward for its prevention, etc. Yours faithfully. D. P. DA VIEB. Lampeter.
THL CLERGY HOUSE OF REST. To the Editor of THE JOURNAL. Sir.Will you kindly allow me to make known to the clergy the House of Rest which Mrs Richard- son, of Glanbrydan Park, has so thoughtfully built for them. The following are the rules The object of Gwestfa is to supply comfort- able rooms for clergy requiring a change, from overwork or other causes. The rooms will be rent free. Visitors to provide their own food, and to make a small payment of 2s a week to the house- keeper for attendance and cooking, or Is 6d each, in the case of two persons sharing the large bed- room. No extra fee to be given on leaving. If preferred, board included at 12s a week. All appli- cations in the diocese, without exception, to be made through one of the Archdeacons. No visitor to remain longer than one month. Convalescents, recovering from any infectious disease, will not be admitted. Visitors are requested to enter their names and addresses in the book provided for the purpose. "Gwestfa" was opened on Monday, April 14th, 1890, for the reception of visitors. It is requested that a week's notice may be given to Mrs Richardson, before leaving, and that any com- plaints should be made direct by letter to her. Glan Rhyd Station is within five tnintites' walk of Gwestfa." Clergy and their wives or young men reading for orders received." I am, yours faithfully, A CLERGYMAN.
INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION. To the Editor of THE JOURNAL. Sin,-The Committee of Commissioners and County Council met on Thursday, the 3rd of July, to receive deputations from different localities urging their claims for selection for one of the intended new schools. At the last meeting of the committee it was stated that those places would be selected where buildings fitted for the purpose could be offered or where the inhabitants could defray the expense of erecting suitable school buildings; because the halfpanny rate, producing Xl,200, would merely be sufficient for the purposes of education, and there- fore quite inadequate and inapplicable for building premises. In other words, we may take this to signify that the new schools would be given to the more wealthy districts, where there are the largest merchants, the greatest number of tradesmen, and the most men of property. Now, Sir, this is not what the Government intended in passing this Act. It is oue of a series of Acts the objects of which were to extend educa- tion to all classes. Formerly schools and colleges were founded for the wealthy; now schools and colleges are established for the masses, that every man°in England may have the power of raising hiwself in the social scale if he has the will and the intellect to do so. These Intermediate Schools, therefore, should be established not where they can be most easily erected, but where they are most wanted. They should not be placed in localities where there are already good schools nor should they be placed in localities the inhabitants of which could easily build schools for themselves; but the committee should take a map of the county and determine carefully—taking into consideration the population, the means of access, the wants of the people, and very other circumstance- where such schools would be most desirable. If this be so, we are beginning at the wrong end. Instead of giving the halfpenny rate to those localities which can offer buildings, or offer to build school premises, we should first determine where schools are most needed. Moreover, there is a serious objection to establish such schools in old premises. These premises would require great alterations and additions in order to make them appear suitable for the pur- pose but such alteration would appear mere patchwork, and an awkward adaptation to the purposes required. Fresh alterations would be constantly necessary, great and useless expenditure incurred, and eventually it would be determined to sell the building and erect new schools elsewhere. This is always the case in such circumstances. Would it not be unseemly to have such make. shift buildings for Intermediate School-, while many of the National Schools are handscme and com- modious buildings ? And is it seemly that while the National Schools are built by skilful architects with every modern requirement and with every elegance, and at public expense, the Intermediate Schools, which would aspire higher, should be built in a haphazard fashion, mixing new with old, and limited in every part by economy of means, from the difficulty of raising private subscriptions, where none but the very rich would offer to give anything. Let us look at it also in another point of view. The great schools of the metropolis are being gradually moved into the country. The Charter. house, St. Paul's School, and many others have been 80 removed-Christ's Hospital is to follow. It is found that boys can do their work better when their health is more considered, and that their moral treatment is safer in the country than in town. Why, then, should these Intermediate Schools be built in towns, or be located in towns? That they must be near towns, or near stations, is evident, from their being day schools, but let them be built outside of towns, in the open country, with spacious grounds for recreation, with pleasant surroundings, away from the idle gossip and con- tamination of a town, with all its temptations, and let it be a building of which the students may take pride in, and past students may look back to with pleasure. But it will be said, All this requires money, and W8 have no money." It is true. The Government have given us the schools, but they have not given us the school buildings. Let us show that we appreciate the benefit which they are conferring on us, and which we feel will be a great benefit, by contributing what is in our power towards erecting premises for the schools. We have been taxed by the Educational Commissioners for building National schools, let the County Council now ask the Government to allow us to tax ourselves for building these intermediate schools on a right and proper basis by having a building rate for the first year, without determin- ing where the schools are to be and then let the committee meet and determine the sites. We need not make this a national measure let us of Car- marthenshire set the example to other counties. Yours, &c., ==================== X.
THE DISESTABLISHMENT CAMPAIGN. To the Editor of THE JOURNAL. | Sitz,-A few weeks ago it came to my lot to be presented with a little book published by the Rev. I W. Thomas, Whitland, on the above question-the one vital question which absorbs the attention of nearly every nonconformist minister at the present tirne-and I crave a small space in your valuable paper to make a few remarks upon its -ontents. It is not with Mr Thomas' stiff expressions and non- idiomatical sentences or his style I have to oeal with, but with what Mr Thomas has been pleased to term" facts, figures, and omens." To attempt to criticize the book in its entirety in one letter would in itself be a folly, so with your permission, Ei:, I shall confine myself in this letter to Mr Thomas' "preface," reserving for some future time the remarks on the thirteen chapters into which the book is divided. Mr Thomas most consider- ately, in presenting his pamphlet: into the hands of both Dissenters and Episcopalians, asserts that he is not conscious of having used any immoderate, extravagant, and disresjTectful language in the course of the controversy in which he was engaged when be wrote the pamphlet. Now. sir, I believe that before a book can be thoroughly under- stood and appreciated, the reader must first grasp the writer's manner of writing, and the meaning conveyed ia his expressions. Let us, then, see what Mr Thomas's opinion is regarding "immoderate, extravagant, and disrespectful language." In the first chapter, he says that Churchmen "throw dust into the eyes of the public," and have an object to gain by pleading that the Church of England is not as an establish- ment, a state organization. Therefore, to say that one's opponent condescends to attempt to mislead anyone when he does not, is moderate language. I should indeed be most sorry to say that many of Mr Thomas' statements, which I personally dis- believe owing to their not being well founded, were made in order to increase Nonconformist hostility towards the Church, or for any other motive than for which Mr Thomas made those statements. This is most unfair and unbecoming of a fair con- troversialist, but I might as well speak plain, and say that many things contained in the book were written in ignorance, and are directly incompatible with the works of more eminent scholars than Mr Thomas, of Whitland, and men who would not sacrifice their honourable position in the scholastic world for the sake of furthering the interest of any particular party. Will Mr Thomas dare, uublush- ingly, to assert that Dr Stubbs, the well-known historian, would condescend to make use of state- ments which he knew would be misleading in order to strengthen the cause of the Church ? Then Mr Thomas's idea of "resDectful" lanizuaze towards his opponents. Speaking of the Church, he says "Its enthusiastic adherents call it the poor man's church,' but very few of this class attend it, and the few who do are not allowed to approach the coinhiunion table at the same time as the rich. They must wait their turn, and partake of the bread and wine after their more lucky superiors." Undoubtedly, Mr Thomas being such an authority would not make that statement without being able to prove it. So would be kindly inform the world at large the name of the clergyman who refused the sacrament to the poor the same time as the rich, the name of the church and of the person to whom the Hoiy Elements were refused in that particular case. If Mr Thomas will not, then we shall know how much stress to put on his state- ment, and regard them as being the concoctions of arrogant spirits and tainted brains. With your permission, sir, Mr Thomas's first chapter The Church of England as an establishment a state organization will be discussed. Thanking you in anticipation for inserting this, I remain, yours, PHIL CARON. Lampeter.
REV. D. 3. DAVIES, CARMARTHEN, AND THE TEMPERANCE CAUSE. To the Editor of THE JOURNAL. SIR,-At the request of the indefatigable secretary of the blue ribbon movement (who is a Churchman), I attended their meeting on Sunday evening last, and was pleased to see sush a vast gathering. I succeeded also in having a good few of the members of the Church of England Temperance Society along with me, who have not attended once these Suuday evening meetings ever since we (Church- men) were boycotted" in February of last year. The meeting was being conducted with decorum and decency, when, suddenly, without being called upon, the Rev D. S. Davies, of Union-st., (C) jumped upon his feet, and made such personal and abusive remarks, never to be equalled on an election plat- form, and appeared more of a mountebank than a minister of the Gospel, and of a clown than a peacemaker. He spoke in the most abusive terms of Churchmen, Conservatives, and publicans, and said that he thanked God he had no publicans in his Church. He did not want them, but the Church of England were proud of them." What induced the reverend gentleman to make such remarks on a temperance platform was the Licensing Bill brought forward by Mr Ritchie in the House of Commons. I am as much in favour of sobriety as any one in Carmarthen, and wish all temperance societies every success, but I firmly believe that such remarks as were made on Sunday evening by the Rev. D. S. Davies do more harm to the cause than we can imagine, and the sooner the committee put down such i diotic addresses, the better.—W.M
THE LATE MR. W. R. H. POWELL, M.P., MAESGWYNNE. On Friday, the 27th ult., mid favourable weather, the tenants of Maesgwynne and hundreds of their neighbours and friends met at Llanboidy, to take part in (what was to them a very pleasant and grateful ceremony). Highly expectant were the crowd who had congregated long before the time appointed for the ceremony to begin, and contrary to all preceedents there were no baby's melody throughout the proceed- ings. At half-past twelve, Miss Roch, amidst most hearty and prolonged cheers, unveiled a very handsome drinking fountain which had been erected in commemoration of the completion of a work, designed by Mr Powell, and carried out by the ladies of Maesgwynne, for the supply of water to the village of Llanboidy, at a cost of about E500. After the ceremony, a public meet- ing was held at the Market-hall, Mr J. Bagnal Evans, J.P., in the chair. The Chairman alluded to Mr Powell in a most pathetic manner, and told the audience that if they wished to see monuments of Mr Powell, they had only to look around. The Rev. W. Rees (vicar) said that they had lost a man who had been a great boon to the country, a friend to his opponents as well as to his supporters, always ready with his pen and purse. The Rev. D. 8. Davies, Baptist minister, in combined Welsh and English, gave as a reason why he had become so attached to Mr Powell- because he could not help it. Mr Powell was one who delighted to associate with the people, and instruct them in their different callings. He was one who had trod so heavily that he had left his foot prints on the sands of time. Mr Thomas Castell (in Welsh) referred to Mr Powell as a kind landlord, and said that if all landlords were like him, they would required no land laws. He likened him to the fountain which required only a slight touch to become one's friend. The Rev. W. Thomas, Congregational minister, Llanboidy, said it was with a mixed feelings of grief and joy he addressed them. Grief at the loss of Mr Powell--joy in having his likenness still amongst them in the ladies of Maesgwynne, who possess his spirit and genius, and tread in his footsteps. He said Mr Powell was in advance of his age on the educational question that. he had provided for the education of the neighbourhood long before any Govern- ment had dreamt of projecting a scheme. Mr Powell believed in educating the working class, and in this he proved himself a philosopher. Blood told in horses, intelligence in men. The intelligent man was a better labourer than the stupid man. His activity knew no bounds, and activity with mistakes was better than indolence without mistakes. By birth, an aristocrat by conviction, a democrat by faith, a theocrat; Mr Powell was by christian necessity, a re- former. Mr Philipps, Sweet Briar House, referred in a very amusing manner to the hygienic powers of the water. Mr J. L. Walters, chemist, to shew Mr Powell's activity, having been with him during a very severe illness, could say he was a most brave patient, and thought of his Parliamentary and social duties in the midst of his pain. He was writing letters an hour after he thought he was dying, and the excuse he gave why he did so was-lie had no time to spare. Mr Walters, speaking in his professional capacity, said the water was much purer than the one they had been previously using. After the usual vote of thanks to the chair- man, the meeting terminated. In the afternoon, about 500 children and adults partook of tea and cake. The cake was given by the ladies of Maesgwynne, and the tea by Mrs Philipps, Sweet Briar House. After tea, sports were held in an adjacent field, when about JE5 were given amongst the children. Very great praise is due to Mr James, school- master, and the children for the very pleasant musical entertainment they have the people. Also many thanks are deserved by the ladies who waited at the tea tables.
LLANELLY EISTEDDFOD. This eisteddfod was held on Monday last, which was a fine day. The spacious Market hall, where the eisteddfod was held, was densely packed, and hundreds were unable to gain ad- mission, and had to be satisfied with listening from a raised platform outside the hall. The presidents of the eisteddfod were Lard Ashburnham, Sir A. K. C. Stepney, Bart M.P., Mr D. Randell, M.P., Major Bythway and Mr Joseph Mayberry, and conductor, Mr John George. Adjudicators, Signor Alberto Randyger Mr D. Jenkins, Mus. Bac. and (for tests), Mr Dyfed Lewis and Messrs A. W. Swindell, H. Radcliffe, and Luther Owen accompanied. Both Sir Arthur Stepney and Lord Ashburnham were unable to be present, and the chair was taken by Mr Randell. The following were the COMPETITIONS. BASS SOLO, "Now Heaven in fullest glory Shone" (from the Creation), prize El Is. Twenty-five competitors, three selected to ap- pear at the eisteddfod. The conductor here in- troduced Signor Alberto Randeggar and Mr David Jenkins, Mus. Bac., as the musical ad- judicators for the day. Winner, Mr Evan Evans, Morriston, who was invested by Madame Martha Harries, R A.M. CHILDREN'S COMPETITION. Sleighing Glee (Dr. Parry); not less than 30 voices. Prize E5. Four competing choirs—Dafen Choir (conductor, Mr J. Morris) Llanelly Choir (conductor, Mr D. Jones) Llangennech Choir (conductor, Mr J. C. Harries) and Melyn Choir (conductor, Mr S. Arnold). Winner, Dafen Juvenile Choir. '1'1". "n;¡"+-H" n.n.. inmiitort hu TVTisa TVTarinrmft xne WNUU WUI N no IIUKOIW UJ "UJa.I • Evans. CONTRALTO SOLO.- Glory to Thee, my God (Gounod), in B flat or C. Prize, 21 Is. (given by Mr Te-id James). Eleven competitors, three appearing on the platform. Winners, first prize, Miss Kate Morgan, of Dowlais, and the second prize 10s 6d (given by Major Bythway), Master David Rees, of Felinfoel. — Mr W. Y. Nevill invested Miss Morgan, and Mrs Harries (Llangennech) Master David Rees. TENOR SOLO (prize, £1158), J. Henry's "Gal- wad y Tywysog." Sixteen competitors, three of whom sang on the platform. Winner, Mr D. Howells, Fern(-Iale--his voice was excellent, and his knowledge of the song perfect. Miss Randell, Ivy Cottage, invested the successful competitor. GLEE COMPETITION (prize, £10). There is beauty on the mountain (Goss). Three choirs had entered — Llwynhendy Glee Patty (40 voices), conducted by Mr D. P. Thomas Waun- gradog Glee Party (40), Mr T. D. Jones Saltaire Glee Party (30), Mr R. R. Widdof, Mus. Bac. The conductor expressed regret that the famous party from Yorkshire had not made an appearance. Mr D. Jenkins delivered the adjudication, and said that it was a pity the beautiful glee had not been rendered without accompaniment; that was intended only for rehearsals. Had they sung without accompani- ment they would not hesitate to give the prize, but they questioned whether any choir was deserving of the full prize. The Waungradog Choir was the best, and therefore they awarded it a prize of seven guineas.—The conductor was invested by Miss Parry, Bethesda. MALE VOICE COMPETITION. Wyr Philistia" (D. Jenkins). Not less than 30 voices. First prize, E25 2nd. ditto, E10. The greatest in- terest was centred in this competition, and no fewer than eleven parties competed, viz., Glantawe, Mr John Jones; Llanelly, Mr J. Thomas Canigwyr Gwrywaidd Treboeth, Mr D. Roberts Llansamlet, Mr J. Thomas Brynamman United Maesteg Ministrels, Mr S. Hopkins Llandilo United, Mr J. Cobner; Aberamman Orpheus, Mr W. James Morriston, Mr J. A. Williams Maesteg Harmonic, Mr J. D. Morris and Llanelly Philharmonic, Mr T. Daniel. It was an exceedingly close com- petition, and there were words of commendation for all the competitors. Four parties reached the same number of marks, viz., 17 out of 20. These parties were Brynamman, Maest eg (No. 10), Morriston, and Llanelly Philharmonic. Glantawe was very good in melody—in fact, bright and brilliant — and were awarded the second prize. The first prize was given to the Llanelly party, under the leadership of Mr John Thomas.—The decision was hailed with great applause, and the successful conductors—Messrs Thomas and Jones —were invested amid a scene of great excite- ment by the Misses Tregoning, of Iscoed. SOPRANO SOLO. "Llwybr yr Wyddfa (Davies). Prize El Is. Out of six competitors three were selected to sing at the eisteddfod. The winners were Miss Miriam Griffiths (Glan- amman) and Miss Gwen Prosser (Pontardulais), between whom the prize was divided, and both were invested by Mr D. William Rees, solicitor. BRASS BAND COMPETITION.—"Victory." Not to exceed 25 instruments no reeds. Prize RIO. There were four competing bands, viz. :—Fern- dale (Mr W. R. Howe) Llanelly (Sergeant Samuel); Ystalyfera Temperance and the 1st Glamorgan Artillery Volunteers (Mr G. Hanney). Winner, Llanelly Band. Miss Gertie Williams (daughter of Mr Jeremiah Williams) invested the successful conductor. CHIEF CHORAL COMPETITION. The chief choral competition came next, for choirs of not less than 150 voices. The com- petitive pieces were :-(a) "Rise up, arise" (St. Paul), and (b) Ffarwel i ti, Gymru fad (Dr. Parry). Prize zElOO, and E2 to each unsuccessful conductor. There were six competing choirs, viz. :-Swansea United (conductor, Mr J. D. Thomas), Porth and Cymmer (conductor, Mr Taliesin Hopkins), Capel Als United (conductor, Mr Seth Jones), Dowlais Choral Society (con- ductor, Mr W. Hughes), Dowlais Philharmonic (conductor, Mr John Davies), and Parish-hall United Choir (conductor, Mr W. Bassett). Dur- ing the competition the spacious hall was literally packed with people, and the excitement was intense. Large numbers were unable to gain admittance, and these listened to the singing from raised platforms abutting upon the walls of the hall. The adjudication was given at seven o'clock by Signor Randeggar. He assured the audience that he and his colleagues had given the competition their most careful consideration, and he trusted that the decision would be satisfactorily received by the audience, and in the spirit of justiceill which it was given. He had no hesitation in saying that it was worth the journey from London to witness that marvellous competition. It was a splendid one in every respect, and shed honour upon the Principality. It would be his pleasure and duty when he returned to London to tell musicians how much Wales did for music. He took enor- mous interest in these events, knowing as he did how beneficially they affected the nation which took part in them. He and his colleague had no hesitation as to which choir should receive the prize. They awarded it to the choir which, while having the finest volume of tone, did not over- step the boundaries of refinement. The success- ful choir had mellow voices, the parts were well balanced, and all the singers in perfect tune, and they were accompanied with the greatest refine- ment, and excellency of finish. Even the successful choir, however, had made one mistake in the second piece, and he mentioned that to show what careful consideration they had given the matter. He had no doubt, however, that they were pain- fully waiting the name of the choir. It was Porth and Cymmer, led by Mr Taliesin Hopkins. After the cheers had died away, the successful conductor was invested by Mrs Bythway. THE CONCERT. In the evening a grand concert was held, under the presidency of Major Bythway, when the Llanelly Choral Society gave an excellent per- formance of "The May Queen," assisted by the following eminent artistes:— Madame Clara Samuel, Miss Maggie Williams, Mr Dyved Lewis, and Mr Robert Grice. The accompanists were Messrs. A. Wr. Swindell, Luther Owen, and LI. Ivor Evans. The conductor was Mr R. C. Jenkins, and the leader of the band Mr W. F. Hulley.
The latest assertions to hand about the excava- L tions under the Palace at Gatschina show that the Czar and the Imperial family had a narrow escape. A barrel supposed to coi; ain wine was found to be half full of dynamite, MHI it is a marvel how no j explosion occurred whil; the ban el wap boing roll* 1 into the cellar. The question is, who placed the barrel in the cellar.
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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-> r EDUCATIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS. CARMARTHEN. GIRLS' COLLEGIATE SCHOOL, 10, QUAY STREET, CARMARTHEN. PRINCIPAL MRS. W. MARLES-THOMAS PUPILS have passed the South Kensington Ait and -L Science: First Class College of Preceptors Junior and Senior Society of Arts, Oxford and Cam- bridge Local Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College Examinations. First Class Honours, Special Distinctions and Prizes, have been gained in the above Examinations. HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS CARMARTHEN. A B0AR1)IN<< AXI) DAY SCHOOL. PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL THE LORD BISHOP OF ST. DAVID'S. LADY PRINCIPAL Miss ARTHY. M.R.C.P., Certificated in Honors, Cambridge University Certificated, 1st Class, by the Council of Education German Diploma. LADY SUPERINTENDENT MRS. ROBERTS. ASSISTANT TEACHERS Miss K. S. GILES, Certificated Cambridge, Oxford, and Trinity College, London, and in Mathematics, Mechanics, Chemistry, and Drawing by Science and Art Department, South Kensington.—Miss RANDALL, Certificated, 1st Class, r, by the Council of Education in Botany, Hygiene, Agriculture, Chemistry and Drawing by the Science and Art Department, South Kensington Trinity College, Theory of Music; Kindergarten, Needlework, and Drill Certificates.—Miss GILES Certificated, College of Preceptors in Drawing and Mathe- matics by the Science and Art Department, South Kensington. NON-RESIDENT -MISS BUCKLEY, Associate in Music, Trinity College, London; Senior R.A.M. and Trinity College Certificates (Organ, Piana, Theory); Society of Arts, 1st Class in Music Cambridge Higher Certificate. DRAWING MASTER—MR. W. JONES, Higher Certi- ficates South Kensington. Music MASTER—MR. COOKE, Organist of Christ Church. DANCING MISTRESS—MISS AYLING. THE School gives an excellent education on very moderate terms. Admirable accommodation for Boarders, under the superintendence of a Clergyman's widow. Pupils prepared for public Examinations. Half-term Monday, June Kith. The Council of the High School offers THREE ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS of fifteen pounds each, available in September, 1890, and renewable at the close of each year. An Examination of the Candidates for these Scholar- ships will be held at the School in September. The subjects of this Examination with all particulars as to School fees, board and tuition, may be had on application to the Principal on or before September 1st, 1890. QUEEN ELIZABETH GRAMMAR SCHOOL, CARMARTHEN. FOUNDED, 1576. Chairman of Governors: VISCOUNT EMLYN. Head Master—J. J. LLOYD-WILLIAMS, M.A., late Classical Scholar of Jesus College, Oxford Head Master of St. David's College School, Lampcter, 1883-87. ASSISTANT MASTERS. ,Mathematics-E. H. HENSLEY, M.A., late Scholar of St. John's College, Cambridge; Bell (Uni- versity) Scholar, 18S2; Twelfth Wrangler, 1885. The Natural Sciences and Preparatory Side—W. S. WATERFIELD, B.A., Merton College, Oxford; 2nd Class Final School of Natural Science. Lower Mathematics and English-S. E. DAVIES. Music—Instrumental and Vocal- C, VIDEON HARDING, Organist of St. Peter's, Carmarthen. Drawing (in all its branches)-IV. JONES, Head Master of the School of Art, Carmarthen. Drill-Instructor—Sergeant-Major COOPER. milE School is a first grade school, and prepares I for Scholarships at Oxford and Cambridge, London University, the Welsh University Colleges, Law and Medical Examinations, Banks, etc., and all branches of business. All boys are taught Latin and French. Each form has a distinct classical and modern side. In the latter special attention is devoted to Mathematics, English subjects and modern languages, and teaching is also given in Chemistry, Physiology, Physiography, Mensuration, Mechanics, Physics, Principles of Agriculture,etc Two Board- ing-Houses (with private studies); nnder Head Master's Supervision. Spacious Laboratory, with benches for Practical Chemistry. Large Gymnasium (50 feet long by 25 feet wide) with all appliances. Cricket and Football Field. The List of Honours since January, 188S, includes Scholarships and Exhibitions at Oxford and Cam- bridge in Classics, Mathematics, and the Natural Sciences—total value over £ 750. Medal and two proximo accessit for Medal, Edinburgh University proxime accessit for Powis Exhibition, value S;60 per annum. Over 90, first and second classes Science and Art Examinatiots, South Kensington. Place in 1st and 2nd Division, London, Matricula- tion. Higher and Lower (Oxford and Cambridge Schools). Certificates, Scholarships at Lampeter College, etc., etc. The Annual School Scholarships and Exhibitions, ranging from X25 to .£.1, 4s each per annum, value in all about X250 per annum, are offered for com- petition on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 29th and 30th, 1890. The Oakley Scholarship, value £0 8s per annum, confined to boys educated for at least three years in some public Elementary School within the Borough of Carmarthen, will be awarded at the same time. No religious restriction is attached to any of the Scholarships or Exhibitions. During the Examination, Candidates from a distance will be boarded and lodged, free of charge, in the Headmaster's house. Masters of Elementary and Preparatory Schools and intending Candidates can obtain now full particulars of subjects, &c., from the Headmaster. School re-commences Thursday, May 1st, 1890. LAMPETER. THE COLLEGE SCHOOL, LAAIPETER. Head Master and Tcachcr of English SIlIJects-Rev. T. M. EVANS,B. 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