LLANGUNNOR. THE PARISH CHURCH.—Last Sunday evening, I had the pleasure of attending divine service at the above parish Church. Being informed that the service began at six o'clock, whereas it begins at 6.30, I reached there in very good time. The half hour was spent in looking over the Church- yard, which is kept in a neat and praiseworthy condition, and overshadowed with large and well developed yew-trees, whose massive boughs and heavy foliage lend an aspect at once inspiring and reverential to the whole place. Under the shade of these trees calmly lie the bodies of many thousands who have preceded us, and whose memories are kept alive by varied tablets erected over their resting places. That they are still held dear by the living is evidenced by the fact, th3t fresh wreaths are frequently placed on their graves by loving relations and friends. The service began punctually at 6.30 o'clock. The vicar (Mr Jones) who is, I believe, also the Rural Dean, occupied the pulpit. If he is not a brilliant and eloquent preacher, his hearers cannot but be deeply impressed with his Christian sentiment, his genuine earnestness and practical admonitions. The congregation was large and devout, and possessed the virtue of punctuality to a degree seldom met with in country parishes. The singing of the responses throughout being congregational hearty and well rendered, under the able leader- ship of the lady organist, to whose rare voice and musical proficiency I would imagine the Church owes much of her signal success in this direction. At the practice after the service, again, she was the principal instructor. It was gratifying to notice such a large number of the congregation, young and old, remaining behind for this, when the hymns, chants, etc., for the following Sunday were carefully practiced. One other noticable feature to be observed is that lay help is not "boycotted in this Church. An elderly gentle- man read both the lessons in a plain and distinct tone. This is as it should be, and the vicar is to be complimented on it. The Church at Llangunnor is decidedly in a healthy and flourishing con- dition.
PENDINE. EISTEDDFOD. 1 hear that an Eisteddfod is to be held at Pendine on Thursday, the 71h of August. The proceeds will go towards the C. M. Chapel. It is being held at an opportune time, and, I venture to predict, the event will meet with much success.
LAUGHARNE. INCREASED POSTAL FACILITIES.—It is currently reported, that in all probability, we shall soon have a third delivery of letters, etc., at Laugharne. The third delivery will take place after the arrival of Mr Evan David's break at 8 p.m. ROSE FEMALE SOCIETY.-The members of the Rose Female Benefit Society celebrated their anniversary on Thursday, the 26th ult. Headed by the Laugharne Drum and Fife Band, the mem- bers marched in procession to St. Martin's Church, to attend divine service. Evensong was said, and the sermon preached by the Rev. W. H. Harrison, B. A. In the evening the members t z!1 partook of tea in the National Schoolroom, and wound up their festivities with dancing. FARM AND GARDEN SOCIETY. There is no doubt about it, the farm and garden society has now become defunct. For many years it was a flourishing society, and its annual exhibitions met with unqualified success. To look back is painful, and I am equally pained to chant a requiem over its grave, Is it being too sanguine to entertain the hope that, phoenixlike, it may yet rise from its own ashes, and once again renew its youthful vigour ? I sincerely hope it may. It grieves me to see an old institution fall through. Besides being inexpensive to manage, the garden department was ever popular. I sincerely hope to see it resuscitated. VEHICULAR OPPOSITION. Mr Evan David, Dragon House the Great Western Railway's representative at Laugharne—who has shown such commendable enterprise in running his break, and omnibus, to meet the trains at St. Clear's station, is about to experience a little opposition. Mr Evan David's courtesy, energy, and spirit of enterprise, has been thoroughly appreciated by the travelling public. They have not been slow to avail themselves of the boon offered to them—vehicular convenience at a most reasonable fare. I hear that Mr J. J. Benjamin, of the Globe Inn, Laugharne, is going to run an omnibus to meet the trains at St. Clear's station. I am of opinion that there is no room for opposition in this line, at the present, at any rate.
LLANFIHANGEL-YSTRAD. INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION.—At the quarterly meeting of the Llanfihangel-Ystrad School Board, held on June 28th, all the members being present, it was resolved and carried unanimously "That, in the opinion of this Board, the town of Aberayron is the best locality for an inter- mediate school for central Cardiganshire, and that the clerk be directed to put himself in communication with the Aberayron committee with the view of extending to the committee the Board's support in any way thought advisable." The resolution was signed by the chairman (Mr David Jones), and Mr Jenkin Jenkins, clerk, and has been acknowledged by Mr L J. Robert*, the secretary of the Aberayron committee. There is a strong feeling in this locality that a school should be located at Aberayron, owing to the cheapness of the place, its healthiness and its central situation.
LLANDYSSIL. PETTY SESSIONS. —The monthly sitting of the magistrates for this district took place on Thurs- day, when Sir M. O. W. L'oyd, Bart., Messrs J. P. V. Pryse, A. H. Jones, Charles Lloyd, and T. P. Lewes were present. Mary Evans, Porthyrhyd, Llanybyther, was fined 5s. and costs for having been drunk and disorderly at Llanybyther village, on the 2nd ult.-Morgan Rhydderch, of Abergorlech, who was found drunk while in charge of a cart, and two horses on the 20th of May last, was fined 5s. and costs.—Moses Williams, of Glandwr Lledrod, was fined 10s. and costs, for having ridden a pony furiously at Llanybyther, on the 2nd of June, the defendant being at the time also in charge of an entire horse. -In the case of Esther Davies, Coe 111 wydon, Llanfihangel-ar-arth v. Mary Evans of Byrgumuchaf, Llanfihangel-ar-arth, charged with an assault on 2nd June, the bench dismissed the complaint and ordered defendant to pay costs. Mr J. P. V. Pryse, Bwlchbychxn, charged Colonel Coles, a gentleman, staying at the Black Lion, Llanybyther, and a man named Thomas Brown, residing at Llanybyther, with having committed a trespass by entering on certain Crown lands, in the parish of Llanllwlli, on the 18th ult., in pursuit. of game, the complainant having the sole right of killing the game on such lands. Mr Pryse prosecuted, and Mr John, of Carmarthen, appeared for defendants, and after a lengthy hear- ing the bench dismissed both cases. -Margaret Evans, Glandur, Llandyssul, widow v. James Phillips, Factory Synod Inn. In this matter the complainant sought to recover from defendant, 210 damages said to have been sustained by reason of the latter having absented himself from the former's employ before the expiration of the term for which he had contracted to serve her as a servant in husbandry. Mr W. E. George, solicitor, Newcastle Emlyn, appeared for complainant, and Mr E. J. Thomas, Newquay, defended. After a long and careful hearing, the magistrates decided to older the contract to be rescinded, defendant to forfeit E4 Is. of the wages turning to him and to pay costs.—Regina v. Michael Mc'Dalmont, of Liverpool, labourer, charged with stealing a portion of a cart harness from a stable at the King's Arms, Llandyssul, on the 10th ult. The case being a trivial one, the bench only ordered defendant to be imprisoned for one day.
LLANELLY. QUOITS.—A match between M'Gibbon, of Llanelly, and Selby, of London, was played on the Llanelly ground on Saturday, and ended in a victory for M'Gibbon, who scored 61 to Selby's 48. PRESENTATION. -An interesting presentation was held Saturday evening last at Trinity School- room, when Mr Islunael Harries was made the recipient of a silver pencil case (from the Brynhyfryd Lodge, I.O.G.T.), an inkstand (from the Excelsior Tent, Rechabites), and an emblem of merits from the Carmarthenshire District of Rechabites. The presentations were made by Bro. WIll. David, P.G.M. (district secretary of Rcchabitc8) Bro. D. Griffiths, and John Hughes (Grand Chaplain W.G.L.W.). Mr Harriet left Llanelly a month ago to occupy the position of secretary and registration agent of the Aberdare Liberal Association. RATEPAYERS' MEETING AT FELINFOEL.A. well- at!ended meeting took place at the Board School, Felinfoel, on Saturday afternoon, Mr D. John, junior guardian for the Hengoed hamlet, in the chair, for the purpose of electing a committee to confer with the representatives of the district on the county council, board of guaadians, &c., on important matters to come before these bodies. The local representatives had expressed a wish to that effect. Councillor T. Jenkins gave an account of his stewardship, and at the close a committee was formed for the purpose indicated. FATAL ACCIDENT. —A sad accident occurred on Monday afternoon at Llanelly, whereby a young man named Henry Lewis, about 20 years of age, employed as an haulier by the Great Western Rail- way to deliver goods lost his life. From the evidence given at the inquest, held on Tuesday at the Half Moon, Llanelly, before the depoty- coroner, it appears that the unfortiunate young man was driving down Mount-pleasant about three o'clock, standing on the shaft and leaning to the same time on the fore-part of the waggon. His cap fell off, and in replacing it he must have slipped off, and whilst endeavouring t I prevent himself falling under the wheel., he made a somersault, with the result that both wheels passed over his abdomen. Dr Evan Evans ordered his removal to the hospital, where he died shortly after seven o'clock.—A verdict in accordance with the evidence was returned. RECOGNITION OF BRAVERY.-Humli Hughes, the man who saved a young lad, Thomas Haydn Daniel, from coming to a premature end by drowning in the dock on the 10th of May, received an acknowledgment of his bravery from the Royal Humane Society in the form of a bronze medal and a certificate of merit. The rescuer had only a short time before his gallant deed come to Llanelly, where he was employed at the lead works. The circumstances of the case deserve chronicling. Hughes saw the young lad fall in ir into the water some distance off (about 200 yards), and immediately running to the rescue, he plunged from the quay of the dock into the water a depth of 16 feet. The lad was disappearing for the third time below the water when he caught hold of his hair and succeeded in holding him up until a boat came to their assistance. The medal and certificate have been obtained through the Rev. J. Meidrym Jones, of Llanelly, who wrote explaining the circumstances of the case to the society. A public meeting will shortly be held to make the presentation.
NAR BERTH. A VERY heavy shower of rain and hail passed over this town on Saturday last, and many houses in the lower part of the town were flooded. PETTY SESSIONS.—At the weekly sitting of the above sessions held on Thursday, at the Court House, Narberth, before (Messrs R. H. Buckley, W. James, G. P. Brewer, and R. G. Lewis,— Benjamin Lawrence, of Rumbly Way, near Tenby, summoned John Ormond, of Tenby, and John Morse, of Cornish Downs,- near Tenby, for an assault committed upon him at his dwelling-house at Rumbly Way. Mr R. D. Gilberston appeared for defendants. The complainant in his evi- dence, said that defendants came to his door on on the previous Saturday night and forced it open, and committed the assault upon him. In the course of his cross-examination, the defendant admitted that on the nfight in question the defendants with a number of other persons were carrying an effigy of himself round about his house. After a lengthy bearing, the Bench thought the assault was a very grievous one, and fined the defendants E5 each including costs. CONCERT. —On Friday evening last, at the Board School, Narberth, a concert was held in con- nection with the above school. The concert was a great success, the large schoolroom being well filled. A select programme was gone through, and the scholars in every way creditably acquitted themselves, and great praise is due to their schoolmaster (Mr E. Owen), for the manner in which he trained them. The piano was ably presided over by Miss Bessie Thomas and Mr Roger Wilkins. The annual donation of 210 given by Mr R. Ward, J.P., of Sandstone, for distribution amongst the most deserving pupils of the schools, was also distributed. MA.RRIAHE. The town of Narberth was quite en fete on Tuesday, on the occasion of the marriage of Miss Bessie Thomas, eldest daughter of the Rev. Benjamin Thomas, Baptist minister, Narberth, and editor of the SerenCymru, to Mr David Humphreys, of Dyffryn Woollen Mills, near Narberth. The wedding took place at Glanrhyd Baptist Chapel, the officiating ministers being Revs. J. Williams, J. Edwards, R. Sir- howy Jones, and B. Thomas (father of the bride). The happy pair left by the 1.35 train en route for the Isle of White.
NEWCASTLE EMLYN. We are pleased to hear that Mr John Howard Jones, son of the Rev. E. Aeron Jones, late minister of Ebenezer Independent Chapel, in this town, has successfully passed his tinal M.B. and C.M., at Edinburgh University. PETTY SESSIONS.—Messrs. Joshua Powell and David Lloyd sat at the Lamb Inn, Adpar, in this town, on Monday last, to deal with a prisoner from Llandyssul, who had been locked up on the previous Saturday, charged with two different offences. He was first of all charged with having been drunk & disorderly, which was admitted, and the bench sentenced him to 14 days' imprison- ment at Carmarthen Prison. The second charge was that he had assaulted P.C. David Jones, Llandyssul, while in the execution of his duty, on Saturday. This the prisoner however denied, and the constable gave evidence as to what had taken place. The bench were satisfied that an assault had been committed and sentenced defendant to a further of term 14 days.
LLANDOWROR. AN entertainment was given at the National Schoolroom on Thursday evening last by the school children, and the excellent way they went through the following programme reflects great 11 r;1 =, credit on Miss Davies --Drill; song, "If I were a sunbeam," SchoolChoir; dialogue, 'Never be late,' B. and J. Thomas; action song, "Cock spar- row," Juniors song, "A boy's best friend," D. and J. Morris; recitation, "Freddie and the cherry tree," Infants song, When the children are asleep," Miss S. Davies chorus, Wind of the West," School Choir dialogue, The lost thimble," A. Phillips and M. A. Williams action song, "Charlie had a fiddle," Juniors; song, Yr eneth fachamddifad," E. Isaac; action z, song, A soldier's life," Junior lads dialogue, Dolly's mamiua and the doctor," G. Howells and M. Morris; chorus, Oh music, sweet music!" School Choir; duet, "Where are you going to ? H. Davies and E. Howells song, Standard song," Lads recitation, Auld Robin Graj," S. J. Davies action song, Infants; duet, The Sisters," Annie and Esther Phillips chorus, "Laughing song," School Choir; dialo- gue, Neatness," H. Davies and G. Jones song, The very worst girl in school," E. Phillips drill, The keel row;" song, The Better Land," Miss S, J, Davies; marching song, Infants; song, "A flower from my mother's grave," B. Thomas; chorus, "Thu village chorister," School Choir; song, "The hobby horse," H. Davies and Co. chorus, "Auld Lang Syne," School Choir; finale, "God save the Queen."
DYFFRYN CLETTWR. Last Saturday the inhabitants of the above vale had the pleasure of witnessing an otter-hunt —a rare thing in this locality. The hounds belong to Capt. Lewes, Llysnewydd. The Master with his young pack made his appearance at Pont- dolfor" punctually at the hour specified. He could not but be well satisfied with the meet, for there was a large concourse of people who had come hither from almost every direction to con- gratulate him upon his securing the new and popular pack. Amongst those present we noticed Sir Marteine Lloyd, Bart, Brouwydd and a friend, Col. Le'Strange, the ladies of Dolellan, Mr Hughes, M.F.H., Neuaddfawr and several other distinguished gentlemen whose names we were not able to get also Messrs. Daniel Evans, Porth Hotel; E. Evans, T. H. Davies, solicitor; and J. Davies, Shop, Llandyssul J. Davies, Ferdrefawr Thomas Evans, Camden Mansion E. Jones, Aberseinon John and James Williams, Henbaut Hall Watkin Davies, St. David's E. E. Evans, Penparc Rees Thomas, Greenpark Wm. Jones, Gelliaur Thomas Davies, New Town J. R. Thomas, John Thomas, and D. H. Evans, Pontshan David Jones, Rhydowen etc. The river Clettwr as far as Gwarllwynoidos was drawn blank, not hardly any track of an otter being detected by the hounds. However, the inhabitants of the district appeared in their conversation to be very positive that otters ought to be found in the river Clettwr without fail, for they are constantly and frequently seen on its banks. Some persons are of opinion that otters do not make a long stay in small streams such as Clettwr and Cerdin, and that they only go up these rivulets occasionally and return again during the same night. There are otters in the Clettwr, and we hope to see Capt. Lewes and his hounds here again immediately the hay harvest is over. It has now just reached my ears, and I believe I better announce it to the Board of Conservators by means of the colums of the JOURNAL, that some evil disposed person or persons has or have wholly destroyed the fish wf Clettwr-fawr for a considerable distance by means of lime. This mischief became known to the public last Sunday. A sackful of lime was put into the river Clettwr- fawr immediately below the bridge near Pont- shan, and it is widely believed that there is not a single trout spared between there and Rhydowen bridge. Thousands, no doubt, have been picked up by the pe, -ple of the place. It is als.) believed that the evil-doers are well known to a certain young man in the neighbourhood, who was going home late that very night from L'andyssul, and it is to bi hoped that this gentleman will, as a warning t, o hers, proceed against them.— DYFFRYN TEIFY.
LAMPETER. VESTRY.—A vestry meeting was held on the 27th ult., at the Board-room, for the purpose of considering what steps to take to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Mr Evan Davies, the late assistant overseer. Mr David Lloyd (church- warden) was, in the absence of the vicar, elected chairman. There were present Mr John Morris and Mr David Price, overseers Rev. Rees Cribin Jones, Aldermen Thomas Lloyd and J. W. Evans, Councillor D. T. Davies, and Messrs. W. B. Price, Doldrement; John Evans, Pontfaen Thomas Owen, stationmaster; David Davies, LIetty'rtwppa and about 50 other ratepayers. The notice convening the meeting having been read by the chairman, Mr David Davies, Lletty'r- twppa, proposed, and Mr Jenkin Jenkins seconded, that an assistant overseer be appointed for the parish to perform all the duties appertain- ing to the office of overseer of the poor.—Mr W. Bankes Price proposed as an amendment, and Mr John Evans seconded, that the overseers should perform the duties with such remunera- tion as they are entitled to by law. The amend- ment having been put to the meeting was lost, 11 It, four only voting for it. The motion of Mr David Davies was then put and was carried unanimously. Mr David Davies proposed, and Mr Jenkin Jenkins seconded, that the salary of the assistant oveneer should be 1:25 per annum, together with such allowance as the revising barrister may allow. -Mr William Williams proposed as an amendment, and Mr John Evans seconded, that tenders should be invited for the performance of the duties. The amendment having been put to the meeting was lost, only ten voting for it. The motion of Mr David Davies was then put, when it was carried unanimously.—Mr Jenkin W. Evans proposed, and Mr David Thomas Davies seconded, that the election of the assistant over- seer should take place by ballot, and the same was carried unanimously.—It was also resolved unanimously that a vestry meeting to elrc* an assistant overseer be held on Saturday, the 5th .July next, at three o'clock in the afternoon, at the Board-room of the guardians, and that candidates were required to send their applica- tions, together with the names of their proposed sureties, to Mr John Morris, one of the overseers, on or before the 2nd day of July. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. A meeting of the Board was held on Friday, the 27th ult. Present: Mr David Davies, Felindre (in the chair) Messrs T. H. R. Hughes, Neuadd-fawr John Fowden, Bank Hall; David Davies, Lampeter Thomas Price, Llanycrwys Daniel Evans, Llanfihangel rhos y corn William Rees, Llangybi; Wm. Williams, Llanllwni David Thomas, Llanwenog Evan Davies, Llanwenog Thomas Evans, Llanwnen and Thomas Evans, Llanybyther. The out-relief during the past fortnight was, per Mr David Parry, Lampeter district, for 328 paupers, E34 18s. per Mr David Evan?, Llanybyther district, for 317 paupers, £ 37 17s. total, £ 72 15s.— The number of inmates in the House during the fortntght were 27 corresponding weeks of last year, 2(5. Vagrants relieved during the fortnight, 28 corresponding period last year, 18. The Clerk was directed to write again to the clerk of the Tregaron Union, inquiring whether the Guardians of the Tlearon r nion would accept the pauper, Eleanor Morgan, without an order of removal.—Orders were signed upon the following parishes, to pay to the treasurer in two equal moieties on the 11th day of July and the 8th day of August next, the following sums, namely :— Bettws Bledrws, £ 30 Cellan, 244; Lampeter, L150 Llanfairclydogau, 1:68 Llangybi, £ 34 Llanwenog, £ 144 Llanwnen, 1:36 Silian, E30 Trefilan, E32 Llanybyther, £44; Llanycrwys, £ 20 Llanfihangel-rhos-y-corn, A:28 Llanllwni, £ 30 Pencarreg, £ 42 total, £ 732.
LLANYBYTHER. SCHOOL TREAT AND ENTERTAINMENT. Last Friday afternoon, the 27th ult the scholars at- tending the above Board School sat down to an excellent tea provided by the teachers, who had got up an entertainment for the evening to de- fray its expenses. The cake which was made by Mrs Williams, Llwyncrwn Mrs Thomas, Pistillgwyn and Mrs Felix, Glanduar, was of excellent quality. Tea over, they indulged in various games, and were treated to sweets by Mr Thomas, the schoolmaster, and Mrs Jones, the Parsonage. In the evening an entertainment was held. The chair was taken by the Rev H. Jones, who is always ready and willing to render his services whenever required. The large room was well filled by an audience, who looked forward to spending an enjoyable evening, which they undoubtedly did. The proceedings con- sisted of vocal music, recitations, dramatic per- formances, &c. Those who had the pleasure of hearing the little ones go through the different pieces allotted to them were quite satisfied, and did not feel at all sorry that they attended. The Misses Williams, of Llwyncrwn, deserve special mention for the pains which they had taken in preparing the singing for this event. The sing- ing of various airs by the school children under their guidance was most pleasing and sonorous. The majority had their interests centered in the clever performance of several dramatic pieces by the school staff, under the tuition and super- intendence of Mr David Felix. In Tit-for-Tat," Hugh Felix appeared as Charles Talboy, and Johnny Davies as Thomas Sparks. Both sustained their parts effectively, and were received with roars of laughter. The lecture on "Unnatural History" (donkeys being the sub- ject) by Mr J Thomas, Pi^tiilgwyn, was most humorously given, and was heartily applauded. Lodgings to Let came in for a good share of praise. Miss J. Williams appeared as Mrs Fizzy, J.Thomas as Pompey, Johnny Davies as Zeke, Hugh Felix as Moses, and Tom Felix as P.C. 2332, all of whom exerted themselves to the best of their ability to produce a proper effect, and were enthusiastically applauded, as was also Bones and his Tale," which created roars of laughter. Before the singing of God save the Queen," a vote of thanks was given to those who had assisted at the tea, and also to those who had got up the entertainment. A vote of thanks was also proposed to the chairman, which was heartily responded to and this brought a most enjoyable evening to a close.
TRESAITH (CARDIGANSHIRE). TRAETHSAITH (or rather Tresaith, as it is now called) is a quaint little place in Cardigan Bay, not situated in the midst of blossoming orchards, nor surrounded by fields as green and fertile as they might be if unaffected by the sea-air but, nevertheless, a delightfully pretty spot, chosen by holiday seekers for its extent and firmness of sauds, and consequent good sea-bathing. A few years ago there was only one little hut to be seen on the shore, and the visitor had to be content with such fare as could be provided for him by good old Jacky and Peggy, who resided in it. Now, however, this worthy couple have, like John Anderson and his wife, gone hand in hand down the hill together," and, while they are resting at the foot, new buildings are spring- ing up around and what at one time was a wild and picturesquely desolate spot, threatens to become a town, and, Heaven forbid, a fashion- able one Already usefully shaped houses, with gables and angles, are dotted in the amphi- theatre overlooking the sea, and a pretty Swiss chalet at the top, built by a London architect, reminds one of the monastery of Saint Bernard. The sands are often crowded with visitors, and frequently (sad to relate) slme of the fair sex may be seen with cigarettes in their dainty little mouths, and a cloud of smoke concealing their charms. In these days of change and fashion one must not think of objecting to innovations of any kind, as probably we shall be met with the French reply, Arons aeons change tout cela but at least, for a while, our primitive Welsh women may be pardoned for failing to prefer a cigarette on Sunday to attendance at Divine worship. It would be ungallant, perhaps, to peep behind the scenes of the private and domestic life of any- body, but we cannot help supposing that on Holy days, at any rate, rosaries and breviaries, with monk-Latin and vows of poverty, would accord better with the accomplishments of "ministering Angels" than indulgence in the narcotic properties of the tobacco plant. By-the- bye, what a great drawback to the place is the fact that there is no hotel or room of any kind for social talk or gathering, and the nearest post 11 cl office is more than a mile away. An iron build- ing would not cost much, and might be used on Sundays for religious service, and on other days for music and entertainments.
NEW QUAY. PUBLIC MEETING.—A croded meeting of the inhabitants was held at the board school on Mon- day evening to consider what steps are again to betaken to secure an intermediate school in the place. The Rev D. Griffiths presided.—It was resolved that four gentlemen should be added to the former deputation, to prepare and present to the joint committee a supplementary estimate setting forth the claims of the town. It was also resolved that the place be forthwith canvassed for promises of subscriptions, and a list was opened at the meeting, Dr Evans and Captiiu Thomas, Park-street, heading it with promises of C50 each, and before the close of the meeting the promises amounted t) 2214. The utmost enthusiasm prevailed.
ABERAYRON. TRINITY CHURCH.—The annual treat for the scholars of the Sunday School of the above Church will take place next Tuesd iy at Lam- peter. VISITOR' -T li ere is a good number of visitors in Aberayron at present, 0 chiefly of the countiy class. Several houses in the place have been engaged by English fam lies for the next few weeks, so there is every prospect of a good season before us. A TitF,.tT.Iberayroi is now so rarely visited by anything like a gJOd show, that a very larg j =1 cl nuiii er of people availed themselves of the opportunity offeied them last Saturday of seeing what was described as the "greatest show on earth," viz., Bostock <&; Bailey's Circus, Museum, Menagerie, and Hippodrome. People were c >ming into the town from all parts of the neigh- bourhood all day long, and it was admitted that they all had their money's worth. The show was undoubtedly the largest that has ever been seen here, the chief features being the menagerie and museum, the circus and hippodrome being nothing very superior. They gave two perfor- mances. Several thousands visited it during the day. The tent was erected in a ficid belonging to Mr Francis Evans, and which is suitably for that purpose. INTERMEDIATE EOUCATION. Vigorous efforts are now being made in the town to get one of the proposed intermediate schools located here, and the inhabitants show that they realise the impor- tance of the movement. If the decision of the Joint Education Committee will be made in favour of those towns which will show themselves most capable of public-spirited effort, it is confi- dently anticipated that Aberayion will stand an excellent chance. After the Joint Education Committee sat here on Thursday the enthusiasm of the inhabitants was thoroughly roused. A public meeting was held in the evening in the Assembly Room, which was full to overflowing, and the plan of campaign was discussed. The Rev W. O. Edwards, vicar, Mr Councillor John Huuh Jones, and Mr Evan Jones, Feathers' Hotel, were appointed to work the Aberayron district; while Dr Davies and Mr Thos. Davies, Compton House, were allotted the task of enlist- ing the aid of Llanon. Mr L. J. Roberts was re-appointed secretary, and Mr Thomas Hughes treasurer and we are glad to say that all are working indefatigably. At the meeting on Thursday evening over zEI50 were promised towards the erection of a building, and we under- stand that in two days the list had reached between £ 400 and R500. An appeal for £1,000 has been published, signed by the vicar, Messrs. J. H. Jones, Evan Jones, and L. J. Roberts, and we have no doubt that this will be obtained in a few days—a consummation devoutly to be wished. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—A meeting of this Board was held on Wednesday (25th ult.), when there were present, Messrs. Thomas Jones, Llan- arth (in the chair), Jenkin Jenkins, Ystrad Zacheus Ellis, Llanbadarn Trefeglwys Morgan James, Llanerchaeron; Owen Lloyd, Llandys- silio Samuel Kvans, Llanllwchaiarn Evan Evans, Dihewid and B. C. Jones, clerk. Out- relief administered during the past fortnight Llansantffraid district, per Mr David Jones, £ 42 12s 6d to 136 paupers Llandyssilio district, per Mr David Davies, J634 19s 6d to 138 paupers. Number in the house, 11. against 13 last year. Vagrants relieved during the past fortnight, 42 corresponding period of last year, 37. Meetings of the assessment committee and school atten- dance committee were also held. PETTY SESSIONS.—These sessions were held on Wednesday (25th ult.), before Mr T. H. Maddy, Capt. Longcroft, and Mr John Parry.—Thomas Evans, licensed victualler, Cross Hands, Llanarth, was summoned for supplying adulterated rum at Capel Cynon. P.C. 24 proved the case, and defendant was fined ti and costs.—John Jones, mariner, Pantcefnfach, was charged with being drunk at Llanarth on the 17th ult. P. C. Phillips proved the case. Defendant did not appear, and was fined 5s and costs.—Thomas White, stone-cutter, 5, Darkgate-street, was charged with a similar offence, and was fined 5s and costs, or in default seven days'imprisonment. John Jones, cattle dealer, Cefngarn, near Llan- geitho, was charged with a similar offence on the 17th ult. Defendant did not appear, and the case was adjourned for a month, the Bench con- sidering the service of summons on the previous Monday too short.—Thomas William Morgan, mariner, Llanon, was charged with being drunk at Llanon on June 7th. P.C. David Thomas said that between 10 and 11 on the night in question he saw the defendant drunk on the high- way. On being advised lie went home quietly. The Bench fined defendant 6d and costs.
TALSARN. 'I WEDDING.-un rrtaay weeK last were soiemnisea the nuptial bonds between Mr Edward Davies, Clynglas, Cribin, and Miss Mary Davies, the only daughter of the late Mr Saunders Davies, Felin- fach. The interesting ceremony took place at the pretty little seaside town of Aberayron. The in. habitants of the village and the immediate neigh- bourhood were aroused at what must have proved an unusually early hour, for as early as 3.3U a.m. the loud and frequent reports of fire-arms sounded through the valley and echoed in the distance. As the morning wore on these early birds were re- inforced, and the shooting became general. The inhabitants turned out en nuisse to give the con- tracting party a hearty welcome on their departure. Arches spanned the road, and flags waved in the breeze. The village school bell tolled its merry peals from an early hour, and all seemed to unite with one heart and one wish for the young couple. A capital dinner was supplied to a large circle of friends at the bride's home by her brother, Mr Saunders Davies, and in the afternoon the female portion of the inhabitants and the children were treated to a sumptuous repast of tea and cake. The wedding presents were both numerous and valuable. Appended is a list of the same:—Bread and cake plates, T. Jones, Dolfridi; cheese stand and butter cooler, Hannah Evans, Ddol; parlour clock, Mr and Mrs Davies, The Mill; cruet stand and sugar basin, Margaret Davies, Commercial House, china teapot and stand, Mrs Jenkins, Aeron Villa; flower pot, Mrs Jones, Board School; egg- stand, Mrs Hughes, Rhydyfydyr; china teapot, Mr Jones, Ddol; china tea-kettle, Mrs Thomas, Hengell, New Quay; two water bottles, Mrs Evans, Mynach Arms; china tea kettlp, Mrs Evans, Gil- fach dessert plates, Miss M. Watkins, Bedlwyn alarm clock and album, Mr and Mrs Jonathan, Llwynderi; bread stand, Miss Howells, Ystrad House; water jug, Mrs Jones, Tyngwndwn; cream jug, Miss Elizabeth Davies, Tyny- gwndwn; teapot and pair of ornaments, Mrs Jones, Penbont; pair of vases, Miss E. Hughes, Nanthenfoel; antimacassars, Miss Jane Hughes, ditto; antimacassars, Miss H. Hughes, ditto; pair of jam dishes, Miss Jane Jones, Plasbach teapot and egg stand, Mr & Mrs John Williams, Plas- cauol; egg stand, Miss Catherine Williams, ditto; water bottle and tumbler glass, Mrs D Lvies, Plas- newydd winne glasses, The Misses Davies, ditto jam plates, David and John D,ivies, ditto; glass water jug, John Owen, Salem; china candle sticks, Anne and Margaret Owen, ditto sugar bowl, Mrs Jones, Cwmere; basket, Miss Rachel Jones, ditto; candle- stick, Timothy Jones, ditto; sugar basin, Miss Jane Davies, Aeron Villa; money, Mr Jenkins, Post Office; bottle of whisky, Mrs Jenkins, Llain. manal; sugar basin, Hannah Evans, Tyngwndwn money, Mr Jenkins, Blaenplnryf; ornaments, Mrs Jones, Pencnwc; sugar basin, Martha Jenkins, Llainmanal; set of three jugs, Mrs Jenkins, Glan- wern; ornaments, Hannah Owens, Old Post Office cheese, Mrs Davies, Blaencwm; money, Mrs Evans, Tanygraig; pair of glass globes, D. Jones, Pen- bont; china teapot, Jane Davies, Pen« ernfach bottle of whisky, Mrs Evans, Red Lion; handsome parlour lamp, Miss Davies, Penbrech; bottle of whisky, Mrs Rees, Vale of Ayron; silver cruet stand, Miss Jones, Bush, Lampeter; spiral flower vase, Miss C. Jones, Old Shop, Cribin bottle of rum, Mrs Morgans, Gronwy Arms; bottle of liquor, Nathaniel Jones, Eden; cream jug, Nancy Hughes, Llainmanal; pair of ornaments, Miss Jane Jenkins, Board School; spill holders, Miss Jane Howells, Brynog; ornamental tea-kettle and candlesticks, Mrs Thomas, Plough, Lampeter; teapot, Mrs Jones, Troedyrhiw; tea-kettle and stand, Mrs Evans, Hengell, New Qllay; butter cooler, Mrs Owen, Tycam; candlestick, Gwen and Hannah Owen, ditto; toast rack, Elizabeth Jones, Cwmere; china candlesticks, Dinah Thomas, Cwmereucha; china cruet btand, Mrs Jones, Cwmereucha; water bottle and glass, Mrs Jones, Graig; pin-cushion, Mary Ann Matthias, Brynog; ornamental flower pots, P.C. Thomas; silver tablespoons, D. Price Jones, Rbydygof; sugar husiu, Mrs Jones, Fron- issa; set of jugs, Mrs Richards, Brynog Arms; egg cups and niugs,, Mary Aun, Willie, and Maggie Richards, ditto; cruet stand, Miss Jones, Penwern cheese stand, Mrs Jones, Castle Green biscuit stand, Mrs Phillips, Temple Bar; cheese stand and butter cooler, Mrs Davies, Pontmarchog; cup and saucer, Anne Jones, Brynog Arms ornaments, Jane Jones, Vale of Ayron; ornamental jug and two glasses, Esther Davies, Cefn Ystrad; pair of vases, Mary Davies, ditto; ornaments, Elizabeth Jones, Post Office; jug, Catherine Jones, Llwyn- deru hot water jug, Miss Morgan, The Vicarage biscuit dish, Anne Evans, Cwmere; canister and jug, Sarah Williams, Belle Vue; cheese stand, Mrs Evans, Danrefel; hot water jug, Mrs Evans, Oak Cottage; flower pot, D. Jones, Maesllan; butter cooler, Mrs Jones, Llettybowen; pair of ornaments, Elizabeth Howells, Dolboidy; ornaments, Margaret Williams, Belle Vue; wedding cake, Messrs T. Evans & C, Walton, Liverpool; ditto, Mrs Evans, Hengell, New Quay.
LLANDOVERY BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The usual fortnightly meeting of this Board was held at the Town-hall on Friday, under the presidency of Mr George Jones, Ystrad. There were also present Col. D. E. Jones, Velindre Messrs W. N. Lewis, (V. C.,) Cefngornoth Daniel Williams, Pentre House J. R. Price, Plasydderwen .1 hit Lewis, Llandeusant; E. Williams, Glaumorlais; Williams, Cwmllynfe Wm. Davies, Llangadock R. Williams, Nanturnor; Griffiths, Brynwhith Griffiths, Gwergwynne; W. P. Jeffreys, Cynghordy Wm. Williams, Garth W. J. Evans, Fron Pelham Thursby-Pelham Evans, Mount and Evans, Abergwenlais. —The Treasurer's account showed a balance in hand of E730 15s. 5d.-Col. Jones, after enforced absence from late meetings through illness, appeared at the last sitting, and was warmly greeted by his brother Guardians, all of whom seemed very glad to have him a'tiongst them again. Our (readers will be glad to hear that the Colonel seems to be re- covering very favourably.—The reports of the relieving officers were read.—Mr Williams re- ported the number relieved in his (No. I) dis- trict for the week ending June 19th, to be 202, at a cost of £ 25 0s. 2d. corresponding week last year, 220, at a cost of 227 4s. for the week end- ing June 26th, 202, at a cost of 923 17s. lOd. corresponding week last year, 220, at a co,t of £ 25 4s. Mr Powell said that the number re- lieved in his (No. 2) district for the week ending June 19th, was 181, at a cost of £ 20 lis. °; corresponding week last year, 184, at a cost of I y E19 2s. 6d. for the week ending June 26th, 181, at a cost of J620 6d. corresponding week last year, 184, at a cost of £ 19 2s. 6d.—The Master reported that an old inmate, named Anne Williams, aged 75, had died since the last meet- ing of the Board. A few days before she died, this old lady remarked to Col. Jones that she wished she had gone to the House ten years be- fore she did, instead of starving outside on 2s. 6d. a week. —The Master reported that the number of inmates were last week, 25 again,t 21 in the corresponding week last year; this week, 25 against 32 in the same week last year. Tramps last week, 9 against 13 in the corresponding week last year this week, 15 against 5 in the corresponding week last year. The Master sought the advice of the Guardians, with regard to a female inmate, named Evans, from Llandeusant. From the master's statement, it appears that the person in question, who is a very strong, powerful looking person, as soon as he turns his back "takes the house by storm, and generally acts as she pleases." That morn- ing she took the libel ty of putting in an ap- pearance before the B ar(I without permission.— The Chairman warned her, and intimated that if she continued her misbehaviour she would be brought before the magistrates, and dealt with in tile usutt way. -MrPowell,leflreys eii(juire(I how it was that no school attendance officer was ap- pointed at Cynghordy school.-The Chairman re- plied that if they were desirous of having one the official could be appointed, but lie pointed out that his salary would be a local charge to the parish of Llanfairarybryn. This ended the business.
THE LATE MRS. PRICHARD, TYLLWYD, NEWCASTLE-EMLYN. From the Norwood Nea's and Crystal Palace Chronicle," we take the following tribute to the memory of the above well-known and extensively respected Christian lady, whose lamented death took place a few days ago. The deceased was a sister to Capt. Jones-Parry, J.P. of the same place. The passage runs :—In recording the death of Mrs Prichard, late of Pen Morfa, Belvedere-road, Upper Norwood, we would draw the attention of our readers to the loss the inhabitants of the neighbourhood, especially the poorer ones, have sustained. Mrs Prichard, who was descended from one of the most ancient families of North Wales, bftforn takina im Vit-r residence with her sister in Norwood, resided for many years with her late husband in Cardigan- shire. There as the wife of a Justice of the Peace, and Deputy Lieutenant, a large sphere of usefulness opened itself, and the crowds of poor people who attended her funeral gave testimony to the fact that though she had for some time ceased to live amongst them, her memory was still held in high estimation. The school-house at Blaenporth is a lasting memento of her energy and generosity, whilst the rebuilding of the Parish Church proved her anxiety to have all things decent and in order. The children of the school, in which she took so much interest, lined the road to her grave, and genuine sympathy was expressed on all sides with the family in their sad loss. Of the good she did amongst those amidst whom her lot was latterly passed, we need say little. Those whose business it is to find out and relieve distress best know how large her heart was and how ungrudgingly open her hand. Whilst sympathizing with the sorrows and sick- ness of others, her own were borne with true courage and resignation, and it may truly be said of her that she exercised a gentle influence for good, and left a bright example behind her.
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DEATH OF LORD CARNARVON. We deeply regret to state that Lord Carnarvon, after several week's illness, died at half-past five o'clock on Saturday afternoon last. The deceased earl was surrounded by his family at the time, and the Queen and the Prince of Wales were at once apprised of the sad event. The Right Hon. Henry Howard Molyneux Herbert was the eldest son of the third earl by Henrietta Anna, daughter of Lord Henry T. Molyneux Howard, and was born on June 24, 1831. He was educated at Eton and at Christ Church, Oxford, where he had a most brilliant career. He graduated as a first-class in classics in 1852, and D.C.L. in 1859. Lord Carnarvon, who represented a younger branch of the noble house of Pembroke, succeeded to the title during his minority. Soon after taking his seat in the House of Peers he made his maiden speech, on which he was highly complimented by Lord Derby, who, in 1859, nominated him High Steward of the University of Oxford. He was Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies in Lord Derby's second Administration, 1858-9, and was appointed Secretary of State for the Colonies in Lord Derby's third Administration, June, 1866. As Secretary for the Colonies, it fell to Lord Carnarvon's lot in the Session of 1867 to propose in the House of Lords one of the most important and far-reaching of the schemes of policy which have distinguished Her Majesty's reign, that for accomplishing the confederation of the British North American Provinces, an Act which is quite enough in itself to render Lord Carnarvon's second term of office historical. Upon the introduction of the Conservative Reform Bill, Lord Carnarvon, with Lord Salisbury, then Lord Cranborne, and General Peel, quitted the Government, and remained out of office till the formation of Mr Disraeli's Ministry in 1874, when he was once more appointed Secretary of State for the Colonies, and once again it fell to his lot to carry out some of the most difficult work that can fall to the lot of an English Ministry—to complete the Ashantee war, which his prede- cessors had begun, to reorganise the Government of the Gold Coast, to abolish slavery in that region, to carry out the annexation of Fiji, and to find a solution of the long-standing difficulty with the Orange Free State and the Transvaal. He resigned his seat in the Cabinet, January 24, 1878, in consequence of his disagreement from his colleagues as to the policy of ordering the British fleet to proceed to the Dardanelles. His Lordship considered this to be a departure from the policy of neutrality which the Government had pledged themselves to preserve as long as neither of the belligerents infringed certain con- ditions which her Majesty's Government itself had laid down. Lord Derby, Foreign Secretary, tendered his resignation at the same time, but consented to resume his post after the order respecting the fleet had been countermanded and explanations had been made with his colleagues. It is generally understood that Lord Beacons- field pressed upon Lord Carnarvon the highest of all the appointments under the Crown—that of Viceroy of India—and if Lord Carnarvon had seen his way to accept the appointment, he would probably have left as strong a mark of his in- dividuality upon India as he left upon Canada and Africa but Lord Carnarvon, in declining India, accepted in Lord Salisbury's Government, in 1885 the appointment of lord-lieutenant of Ire- land, an appointment which he held from June, 1885, to January, 1886. Personally Lord Carnarvon's appointment was received with the greatest satisfaction in Ireland, but after the fall of Lord Salisbury's Administration a persistent effort was made by Mr Parnell and his friends to misrepresent one of the incidental acts of Lord Carnarvon's Viceroyalty-his interview with Mr Parnell. It is quite unnecessary to say that four-fifths of the statements made about that in- terview by the Parnellites, and which were en- dorsed by Mr Gladstone, were pure and un- adulterated fables but it may be as well to put clearly and distinctly upon record the conditions under which the Viceroy explicitly stated to Mr Parnell that he was acting in seeking this inter- view with him. "The three conditions upon which I stated to Mr Parnell," said Lord Carnarvon in the House of Lords, upon which I could enter into any conversation with him were, first of all, that I was acting of myself, by myself, and the responsibility was mine, and the communications were from me alone that is, from my lips alone. Secondly, that that con- versation was with reference to information only, and that it must be understood that there was no agreement or understanding, however shadowy, between us and, thirdly, that I was there as the Queen's servant, and I would neither hear nor say a word that was inconsistent with the union of the two countries. To these conditions Mr Parnell consented, and I had the advantage of hearing from him his general opinions and views on Irish matters." That, in three sentences, is. the long and short of the so-called negotiation with Mr Parnell but it may be as well to put on record also the precise nature of Lord Carnarvon's views upon the extension of what is called local self-government to Ireland. "My name," said Lord Carnarvon in the House of Lords, has been more than once used in connection with this question, and I have been represented as being favourable to the late scheme, as I must call it, of Her Majesty's Government. My Lords, I say at once that I am not favourable to it. I would gladly see some limited form of self-government, not in any way independent of Imperial control, such as may satisfy real local requirements, and to some extent national aspirations; I would gladly see a settlement where, the rights of property and minorities being on the whole secured, both nations might rest from this long and weary struggle, and constitutional progress might be patiently and gradually evolved. But I cannot say that this scheme is such a settle- ment. It would not be in order to discuss it,, but in one single sentence I believe it to be- financially unsound. I believe that it heals none I"f the old wounds, that it settles nothing upon a lasting basis, that it leaves open that great ques'ion which lies fundamentally at the root of every other question in Ireland the land question—and that it leaves open that burning question of Ulster. Still more-and my last is perhaps the gravest complaint against it by the tumult and the passionate feeling which is evoked, by the hopes which it has conjured up, which cannot be gratitied, it has virtually post- poned to a very distant day that settlement which I so much desire to see." The death of the Earl of Carnarvon leaves vacant two important offices in English Free- masonry—one, that of Provincial Grand Master the other, that of Provincial Grand Master for Somersetshire. He married, firstly, in 1861, Lady Evelyn Stanhope (who died in 1875) and secondly, December 31, 1878, Elizabeth Catherine, daughter of the late Mr Henry Howard, of Greystoke Castle, Cumberland. He is succeeded by Lord Porchester, his eldest son by his first marriage.
LOCAL FAIRS FOR JULY. Brecon I I Haverfordwest. 15 Dryslwyn 1 Llansawel 15 St. C'ears 1 Llandebie id Swansea 2 Narberth I Hay 3 Newcastle-Etnlyn 17 Maenclochog 5 Penrice. 17 Aberystwyth 7 Reynoldston 17 Llandovery 8 Caerpbilly W Llangadock 9 CaerJeon 20 Lampeter 1(> Llanybyther 21 Carmarthen 10 Letterston 21 Talgarth 10 Canton (Cardiff) 22 Little Newcastle lo Kittle 24 Clynderwen 15 Llandilo 28 Aberdare. 15 I Pembroke 'S Llandyssil 15 Crymmycb 2 Carmarthen 15 Neath 31
On Tuesday, at a meeting of the North Wales Liberal Federation, a resolution was passed asking that the Welsh portion of the £ 350,000. part of the new licence duty now available for allocating, should be applied to the purposes of intermediate education, urging the Welsh members of Parliament to spare no effoits to secure such application of the fund, and express- ing the hope that the national and non-party character of this demand would commend it to the favour of all sections of the community. A similar resolution was passed on Tuesday by the North Wales Joint Education Committee.