CARMARTHEN. TRADESMAN'S BALL.—It has been arranged to hold a Tradesmen's Ball on the 21st inst. CONGRATULATORY.—There were no cases of any nature to be heard at the borough petty sessions on Monday. W-A,TCHNIGHT. -Watch night services were held on New Year's Eve at the Wesleyan Chapel and the Salvation Army Barracks, and were well attended. CARMARTHENSHIRE INFIRMARY.—The secre- tary begs respectfully to acknowledge the follow- ing —The Misses Hughes, 6, Parade, clothing, &c., for the children. JOINT COUNTIES ASYLUM.—By the death of Mr T. J. Evans, J.P., Brecon, a vacancy is created in the treasurership of the Joint Counties Lunatic Asylum. „ ST. PETER'S CHURCH.—The offertories at St Peter's Church during December amounted to R17 18s 7d, of which 28 4s 7d was devoted for the relief of the poor of the parish. SPORT. Tha annual meet of the Carmarthen- shire Hunt took place at the Guildhall Square on New Year's Day, but red-coats were few and far between. THE WEATHER.—When the people opened their eyes on Motday morning they found the ground covered with inches of snow, which Ivas gradually thawing. Towards evening frost set in and the already slippery streets were frozen over to the discomfort and dangers of all passengers. The snow had not altogether dis- appeared on Tuesday morning, when rain fell and kept showering throughout the day. Since then the weather has been dull and not so cold, but a thin sheet of snow fel on Thursday morning. CYCLISTS' CARNIVAL.—The result of the grand cyclist's carnival at Swansea on Monday evening was that £110 10s 3d was collected in boxes along the route. Besides this, however, a mumber of tradesmen, publicans, bakers etc., had collecting cards, the amounts collected on which will greatly augment the above sum when sent in. Carmarthen cyclists, take this as an example for your next carnival. THE CARMARTHEN TEMPERANCE SOCIETY held its weekly meeting on Sunday evening last, at the Salvation Army Barracks, Mr D. Davies (Dewi Vychan), Picton-terrace, the newly-elected president in the chair. There was a large attendance. Addresses were given by the chairman, Mr Gwilym Samuel, and the Rev D. S. Davies. A solo was also given by Mr Rowland Hughes, of the Presbyterian College. Rev D S Davies closed the meeting by prayer. FOOTBALL.—Carmarthen Wanderers v. Tenby Played on the ground of the former on New Year's Day in dull weather, and in the presence of a fairly good number of people. After a very one-sided game, the play resulted in a win for the Wanderers by 2 goals (1 penalty) 4 tries, and 8 minors to 1 minor. The scorers were:- Willie Griffiths (2), Tom Thomas, captain (1), W. Jones (1), and J. Lewis (1). The try and penalty goal were kicked by Harry Lewis. For the visitors. Nicholls, Moore, and Lockwood played well. Mr S. Stickland, Carmarthen, acted as referee. SCHOOL BaArtD.-At the last meeting of the old Board on Wednesday night. Principal Evans, Presbyterian College, presiding, the members accepted the tender of Messrs J. and Daniel Jones, contractors, Carmarthen, for the sum £ 1,471 7s, for the erection of a new infants' school in Pentrepoth and for effecting alterations to and improvements in the existing buildings. Principal Evans, the vice-chairman, was cordially thanked for his excellent conduct in the chair during the past year. FIRE. -On Sunday evening a fire was dis- covered in a large cupboard on the staircase of the Boar's Head Hotel, greatly alarming the occupants and the residents at Lammas-street. The Fire Brigade were promptly on the scene, but their services were not required the fire having been already put out. The fire was confined to a cupboard, which contained a quantity of miscellaneous articles, and we are glad to state that the damage is not very great. OBITUARY.—-We have to record the death of another old inhabitant of the district in the Srson of Mis* Ann Lewis, who died at 4.30 on onday afternoon, at the Old Bull, Guildhall- square, in her 74th year. During the long period she held the licence of the above house, in con- nection with which she kept a cookshop, not a single complaint was made against it to the magistrates. This is saying a good deal, con- sidering the public house is situated in one of the busiest thoroughfares of the borough. The old lady is said to have succumbed to dropsy after a patient illness. CARMARTHENSHIRE STEEPLECHASES. A meeting of the subscribers to the above was held at the Boar's Head Hotel, Carmarthen, on Saturday afternoon, the gentlemen in attendance being Mr Thomas Morris, Coomb (in the chair) Mr T. Jenkins, Mayor of Carmarthen; Mr Vincent Howell Thomas, Starling Park Mr H. Brunei White, solicitor; Mr Henry Cadle, pro- prietor of the Half Moon Hotel Mr D. H. Thomas and Mr D. H. Thomas, jun., Derllys Court; Mr J. F. Rees, veterinary: and Mr Thomas Rees, Llanstephan.—It was decided to hold the annual steeplechase meeting on the 3rd and 4th of February instead of the 27th and 28th January, as previously announced, so that the event shall not class with others. PRAYER MEETINGS.—The annual evangelical alliance prayer meetings have been held in the town during the week. They commenced on Sunday last with a service at the English Congre- gational chapel. On Monday, the Rev T. Mortimer Green lead the prayer meeting at the English Wesleyan Chapel Tuesday, the Rev H. S. Barton at the English Baptist Chapel Wednesday, Rev D. J. Thomas at the Zion Chapel; Thursday, Rev T. M. Green at the Congregational Chapel; Friday (to-day), Rev D. J. Thomas will at the Wesleyan Chapel. On Saturday the meeting will be held at Zion by the Rev H. S. Barton, and on Sunday, the last day, at the Baptist chapel by Rev G. Evans. SIGNAL HONOUR CONFERRED ON A CARMAR- THEN MAN.—A grant of 235 has been offered by the Royal Society out of the Government Research Fond, to Professor D E Jones (late of Aberystwyth), and son of Mr Daniel Jones, Priory-street, towards the expenses of complete- ing certain electrical research work commenced by him at the University of Bonn last summer. We understand that an edition of 3,000 copies of Jones's h Heat, Light and Sound," which was published by Messrs. Macmillan, last April, has already sold out, and that he is engaged upon two other text books, for the same well-known publishers. SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION.—ON Tuesday the Mayor (Mr Thomas Jenkins), acting as returning officer, declared that the following gentlemen had been elected members of the Carmarthen School Board for the ensuing three years, viz., -Mr E. G. Baker, vice-principal of the Training College; *Mr T. W. Barker, solicitor; Mr T. E. Brigstocke, wine merchant; Principal W. J. Evans, Presbyterian College; Professor D. E. Jones, Presbyterian College; *Rev G. H Roberts, Baptist minister; and Mr Thomas Thomas, brewer's secretary. The gentlemen whose names are preceded by an asterisk occupy the seats of the Rev C. G. Brown, principal of the Traiuing College; Mr W. Lewis Hughes, surgeon and Mr John Hughes, F.R.C.S.. the chairman for many years. ST. DAVID'S BRANCH OF THE G.F.S.-The annual festival of the above branch was held last Tuesday. It commenced with the special service at Christ Church at five o'clock, after which the associates and members adjourned to the National and Practising Schools, where tea was provided, followed by a most appropriate address from the Rev T. R. Walters, on the objects of the society, which was listened to with great attention. The premiums (16 and bonuses (36), were then presented to the members. Votes of thank9 were given to Mrs Stickland for having so readily undertaken the secretaryship during the past year, and to Miss Elworthy for so kindly lending her harmonium at the weekly meetings during the past six or seven years, and every wish for her future happiness. At the close of the meeting nine girls were admitted as members. There were between 80 anci 90 associates and members present, lnS six old members who are now married. The branch, which consisted of the parishes of St. David s, Llanstephan, and Llanybri, at the close of last year had 101 members. ¡' J SAD DEATH. —It is our sad duty to chronicle the untimely and terrible death of Owen, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Junes, who up to June last, kept the Blue Boar, Water-street, in this town, Deceased's father, who is a sorter, had left Car- marthen with his family to work at Cardiff, where deceased, who is only 14 years of age, was em- ployed as engine cleaner on the railway. On Wednesdny 30th uIt. the lad was crossing the metals when he was knocked down by a passing train, which he had not been able to hear approaching, owing to the boisterous weather, and killed. The body was conveyed to Carmar then, and buried in this cemetery on Tuesday, when the Rev. D J Thomas, Congregationalist, officiated. The funeral was largely atrended, and much regret is expressed by all for the sorrowing parents. AMATEUR CYCLING CLUB DINNBR.—A me«. dn of the committee of the above affair was held on Monday evening at the Nelson Hotel, Mr H. W. Davies (one of the vice-chairmen) presiding. It was resolved that the tickets for the dinner (which will take place on Thursday evening, the 14th) be 3s., and that Mr A. J. Jones, Fruit Stores, Dark-gate, be honorary secretary for the event. As the number of tickets are limited, we would impress upon the members of the club the necessity of securing their tickets at once. The affair promises to be a grand success. It is hoped that the president of the club, Mr T. Jenkins, will preside, and that the half-dozen vice-presidents will also support his worship. The annual general meeting of the club will be held this (Friday) evening, at 8.30 sharp. All members and cyclists are invited to attend, as the election of officers and other urgent business will be transacted. ZION CHAPEL SACRED CONCERT.—On New's Day the annual sacred concert was rendered by the choir of this place of worship. It is to the credit of this choir that it has introduced the Car- marthen public daring the past few years to some of the choicest works of the great masters. The work chosen for this occasion was the touching oratorio of Dr. Stainer, entitled "St. Mary Magda- lene. The work consists of three parts or series. Adopting the traditional, though probably false idea, the composer identifies Mary Magdalene with the woman that was a sinner, and we are intro- duced to her low bending over the feet" of her Lord, washing them with her tears and wiping them with the hairs of her head. The second scene presents the Magdalene at the cross, and the composer has succeeded in interpretting most pathetically the feelings that filled her soul, as, despised and lenely," her Lord hangs upon the tree. In the third scene we are at the opened grave, and the conflict in the mind of the Magda- lene leading up to the triumphant Rabboni is most graphically portrayed. The work thus reaches its climax in the chorus and quartette Magdalena part is wailing." The solo parts throughout were most effectively rendered by Mrs Thomas, Miss Bona, Mr James Morgan, and Mr T. Conwil Evans. Mrs D. Maurice Jones presided at the organ, Miss Ida Stephens at the piano, and the choir wait directed most skilfully by Mr. D. C. Davis. It is very pleasing to find the efforts of the choir increasingly appreciated, for a much larger audience gathered on this occasion than had been attracted last year by the better known Stabat Mater." PENUEL BAPTIST CHAPEL, -On Ohristmas Day a very successful Welsh literary and musical entertainment was held at the above chapel in aid of the funds of the Sunday School. The re- spected pastor, Rev G. H. Roberts, presided and the following miscellaneous programme was gone through, in such a way as to render enjoy- ment to all present :-CAn agoriadol, Bedd Llewellyn," Mr John Rees adroddiad, Mr J Chamberlain Lewis unawd ar y Berdoueg, Miss A M Lewis dadl, Y Folwen ar y Mur," Miss M Ho wells ac eraill deuawd, Misses S E Davies a C H Harries unawd, Mr D George Jones adroddiad, "Santa Claus," Mr John Morgans tnawd, Messrs Hywel Jones a J a G Rees unawd, Llythyr fy Mam," Mr W Thomas adroddiad, Y Plentyn Prydferth," Mr J H Rees unawd," Alone on the Rift," Miss S Jones unawd ar a Berdoneg, Miss C Jones deuawd, Messrs Hywel Jones a Rees adroddiad, Mr J Davies unawd, Miss Morfydd Williams canig, Y Ffrwd," Mr G Rees a'i barti adroddiad, Mr George James unawd, The Little Hero," Mr T Conwil Evans unawd The Guiding Lights," Miss R. Williams in wad ar y Berdoneg, Mr T S Puddicombe deuawd, Messrs J a G Rees adroddiad, Christmas at the Workhouse," Mr D Hinds unawd, "Gwlad y Delyn," Mr T Conwil Evaus deuawd Angel Whispers," Misses R William a S E Davies adroddiad, Mr Owen Jones unawd, "Rwyn myn'd i'rNef," Mr Hywel Jones; pedwarawd, Mr G Rees a'i gyfeillion; rhanan, Gwlad y Brython," Male Voice Party. DEATH OF A COUNTY COUNCILLOR.—We regret •o have to announce the death of Mr John Evans, of Alltycadno, Llangendeirne, which *ook place at five o'clock on Tuesday morning in his 79th year, after a brief illness, during which he was attended by Drs. Williams, Ferryside, and Price, Carmarthen. Last Saturday fortnight be was seen at Carmarthen Market looking as hale and hearty as possible, and it is supposed that while coursing a iay or two subsequently he caught a chill, which resulted in congestion of the lungs and bronchitis. He was married to a Miss Andrews, of Ailais, Kidwelly, who pre-deceased him without issue. A more genial and charitably- disposed neighbour could not be found in the dis- trict. in which he resided all his lifetime, and the poor found in him a real friend who will be greatly missed. He took a very lively interest in Poor- law administration, and was a guardian in the interest of his native parish for over half a century, being constantly elected without opposi- tion, and so he was deservedly appointed chairman of the Carmarthen Board on the recent resigna- tion of Mr John Hughes, F.R.C.S. When the Great Western Railway Company extended their railway to this portion of the Principality. Mr Evans was the chief land valuer, it being admitted on all hands that no one could discharge such onerous duties better than he. He was a member of the Carmarthenshire County Council, chairman of the Western Division Roads Committee, a com- mitteeman of the Carmarthenshire Agricultural Society, and a most useful member of the Carmar- thenshire Farmers' Club. He introduced the Shropshire sheep to this part of the South, was a noted breeder of shorthorns, and a holder of many valuable prizes, for the production of the best class of horses at the leading shows of the United Kingdom. He was a Baptist by religious pro- fession and a Gladstonian in politics. COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS. -At the Carmarthen county petty sessions on Saturday—(before Mr Lewis Morris, in the chair, Mr C. W. Jones, and Mr Dudley Willioms Drummond)—one Edwin Davies was charged with absenting himself from the 1891 training of the Carmarthen Militia, and lined 92 3s Od including costs —John Rees, John Jones, William James, and Evan Williams, all of Llanpumpsaint, were charged with illegally catching salmon with a garden fork. The four defendants pleaded guilty, and were fined fourteen shillings and costs each, with the exception of Jones, the charge against whom was withdrawn owing to his youth. He was only 14 years of age, whilst the eldest defendant was ouly sixteen. Stephen Gwyther, who until recently has been working as a collier in Moun- tain Ash, was brought up in custody charged with disobeying two orders in bastardy.—Margaret Howells, a respetable-looking domestic, in ser- vice on a farm in the parish of Llangunnor, I proved two orders, made in June, 1889, and October, 1890. in respect of two children, of which defendant was the father. He had not paid anything for six months past. It was elicited I that defendant had promised to marry the girl, but had failed to do so when the time cirae.—The Chairman (Mr Lewis Morris), in stating ihe decision of the bench, viz., that defendant be committed for a months' hard labour under each warrant, delivered a little homily on the desirability of the defendant redeeming his promise to the girl. His im- prisonment would terminate directly he married the girl. Defetidant I am ready to do that now. —This concluded the business, but the bench sat on. and the public lingered, inter- ested spectators of what ensued, for Gwyther rerewed his advances towards the girl, evi- dently negotiating for the tying of the knot, which would suffice to nullify the warrants of commitment which were thereby made out. The negotiations were protracted, and in them the girl's mother and a friendly policeman occa- sionally took a hand; but, appar. ndy. 00 definite result was reached, for defendant was presently matched off to gaol, and the court rose. ANNUAL TEMPERANCE MEETING.-The fifty- isixth annual temperance meeting in connection with the Carmarthen Temperance Society was held on New Year's evening at the schoolroom of Water-street Chapel, under the presidency of Rev D. S. Davies, who was supported by Councillor John Lewis; Mr William Davies, Johnstown Revs. J. Wyndham Lewis, and Edward Davies, and notwithstanding the counter attractions in the town on that evening, the attendance was good—some 400 persons being present. The meeting commenced by singing a hymn, after which Mr James, of the Presbyterian College, read a portion of Scripture and offered up a prayer. Another hymn was here sung, and the chairman of the evening in the course of his address, referred to the death of the Rev John Thomas, of the Tabernacle, and also to the illness of the Rev G. H. Roberts, Penuel chapel. In referring to the progress of the temperance principles in this country, the chairman said it was not the opinion of medical men that had changed the country on their side, but it was such meetings as those held that evening and on Sunday evenings. It was the working men that were doing the work. After some further remarks, the chairman called upon the speaker of the evening, the Rev Daniel Jones, Baptist minister, Whitland. The rev. gentleman spoke for 40 minutes, and was loudly applauded at intervals. In the course of his able address, the lecturer condemned the evil and low practice of giving intoxicants at public sales, and characterized it as abominable, dishonest, and barbarous it was nothing less than a deliberate attempt to make persons give more than the actual value. for the goods they purchased. Their churches, he said, were silent upon this head. The brewer says to sign the pledge, but their churches say to drink. It was very slow the temperance movement was going on in their churches, and someone was wanted to go around them in order to give a lesson on this head. The lecturer resumed his seat amidst loud applause.—The next speaker was the Rev Edward Davies, of Priory- street, who said the church of God must, in all earnestness storm the fort and fortresses of the enemy. It was part and parcel of their work to do so, as temperance was a great stumbling block to the extension of Christ's Kingdom.— Rev. J. Wyndham Lewis also made a few remarks. Votes of thanks to the lecturer and chairman brought the meeting to a close. —Two pledges were taken.—At the committee meeting held afterwards, Mr Davies, (Dewi Vychan) Picton-terrace, was appointed president of the society for the ensing quarter. The office of secretary has not yet been filled. ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S EVE BALL.—The most successful ball ever held in connection with the Carmarthen Quadrille Class came off at the Assembly Rooms on New Year's Eve, and it must be admitted that the affair reflected the greatest credit upon the secretary, Mr A. J. Jones, Carmarthen House, Dark-gate, and the committee generally, all of whom worked (to- gether with the young ladies) unremittingly for the success of the undertaking. The rooms were gaily decorated for the occasion, with ever- greens, fairy lamps, Japanese lanterns, flags, &c., and nicely executed mottoes "Success to the Quadrille Class," "Welcome," and A Happy New Year"—were sent by Miss S. A. Rogers, Chapel-street Miss Clare, Golden Anchor; and Miss L. Messenger (Mrs D. LJ. Rees) respectively. Dancing commenced about 9.30 p.m., to the strains of Messrs Lewis's String Band, and was kept up with spirit until six o'clock the following morning. Supper was served at 12 o'clock, and New Year's greetings were freely exchanged over the festive board. The stewards were Mr Herbert W. Davies, Union-street; Mr A Daniel; and the secretary, Mr A. J. Jones, and it goes almost without saying that they carried out the duties devolving upon them with satisfaction to all. The refreshments were supplied by Mr J. H Spurry, of the Red Cow," and if we take Mr Spurry's initial appearance as a precursor of his future conduct, we can predict for him a generous support in the line which he has under- taken. Mr Galloway, of Queen-street, catered for the supper, which he did in his usual style. The committee, who carried out the arrange- ments so successfully, were Messrs A. J. Jones, Dark Gate Evan George Davies, Union-street William James, Bridge-street; T. Williams, Lammas-street; E. Waters, Glannant-road Fred Trenchard H. W. Davies; J. Wright I Davies, Chapel-street A. Lloyd Davies, Spil- man-street; and J. E. Davies. To them a meed of praise is due, as from first to last the affair went off splendidly. Expressions for a recur- rence of the affair at an early date being made on all sides.
FERRYSIDE. SERVANTS' BALL.—A Ball was given by Mr and Mr* Drummond, of Portiscliff, to their servants and friends at Portiscliff, on New Year's night. The gathering was the most popular of the Christmas and New Year's festivities in the neighbourhood. A quadrille band from Llanelly was engaged for the occasion, and rendered most excellent music. The ball was held in the spacious dining room at Portiscliff, beautifully decorated, and commenced at 9.30 p.m., when Mr and Mrs Drummond led off with Sir Roger de Coverley." There were also present the Misses Cliffton's, relatives of Mrs Drummond. A sumptuous supper was provided in the large servant's hall, which was most artistically decor- ated for the occasion. To enumerate all the good things provided for the enjoyment of those present would occupy too much space, but suffice it to say that everything was there in abundance to make glad the heart of man. The health of Mr and Mrs Drummond was proposed, which was drank with musical honours amid loud ringing cheers. Dancing was then resumed until 3.30., and terminated with the singing of God save the Queen."
LLANYBRI. ENTERTAINMENT.—On New Year's Eve a most successful entertainment was given at the National schoolroom of the above place, which was patronised by the elite of the neighbourhood, including the three neighbouring incumbents, Miss Rees, Llangunnog, the Misses Scott, Miss Seyfreid of Coomb, Mrs Rees, Union Hall Hotel, and N. Church, Esq., who always support a good cause. The programme is appended :-Pianoforte solo, Miss N. Davies. The popular farce, Paul Pry, "which was exceedingly well performed by the following —Miss Careless, Miss Davies, Mrs Evans, Miss E. Jones, Mr Williams, Mr Elias, j Mr D. Evans, Messrs John and Johnnie Davies. Song, The Bridge," the Rev T. Thomas, rector of Henllan Amgoed 0 na chawn farw yn yr haf," the Misses Stevens, Lan The brick came down," Mr Williams; "Excelsior," the Rev T. Thomas solo, Miss Stevens pianoforte duett, the Misses Davies, Vicarage; Postman's Knock," the Rev Mr Thomas; The posie in my 'cot," Rev W. Ll. Rees, vicar of Llangunnog. All of the above were warmly applauded. The enjoyable proceedings terminated by the performance of another laughable farce entitled- ) "Off Duty." Best thanks are due to Miss Careless and others for their material assistance in making the entertainment a success.
I BORTH. ST. MATTHEW'S CHURCH.—In the chancel of the above Church, Col. and Mrs Feilden, have lately put up a very chaste memorial window to their eldest son, who died in 1890. The design is that of the Good Shepherd. It was exe- cuted by Mr Arthur Dix, of 38, Berners-street, 1\ London, and it bears the following inscription; I -To the glory of God, and in loving memory of Geoffrey Richard Feilden, born, 1883 died, 1890 The window is a very pleasing addition to the Church.
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I NEW YEARS EVE AT HIGHMEAD. With the characteristic kindness and foresight of e Hi-i-mea family, the Lord Lieutenant of Cardiganshire had arranged a pleasant evening entertainment. at the mansion on New Year's Eve for the enjoyment of the tenants and the neighbouring country people. The spacious Organ Hall—memorable as the room where Mr Joseph Chamberlain delivered hia last much discussed political speech in the Principality— had been tastily adorned with banners, ensigns and emblems, whilst in front of the magnificent and mellow-toned organ had been erected a stage fitted up with scenery and footlights preparatory to the performance of a one-act comedietta which occupied the second half of the evening's programme. In front of the stage were placed beautiful exotic and indigenous plants and ferns, all contributing to lend the room a really festive appearance. When the hour for commencement arrived, the seats, which had been arranged in terraces at the back, were well filled. The front seats were occupied by the house party, and the body of the hall was comfortably packed with an audience comprising all the persons who could possibly attend from the country and villages around, very many coming even from Lampeter, for all know that an invitation to Dolau-bach means a veritable treat. We were truly sorry to learn that Mrs Davies-Evans could not attend owing to indis- position, and many were the expressions of regret at the kind lady's absence as she has endeared herself to all who have come in contact with her. The weather was very favourable. Shortly after 7 o'clock the appearance of the Lord Lieutenant at the organ was a signal for loud and hearty cheers and everyone prepared themselves for a pleasant evening's entertainment. The first item was an organ introduction by the Squire who is clever master of the instrument. Then followed a rich treat in the rendering of the song, "The Sailor's grave," (Sullivan) by the famous Welsh tenor, Mr Hirwen Jones. This gentleman has been patroni ed by Royalty and his rendering of the several songs on this even- ing in his effusive and melodious voice proves him to be a vocalist of vocalists. He takes the high- est notes with the greatest ease without any visible effort or strain, and hie distinct articula- tion combined with his other high qualities captured the audience, who loudly applauded until Mr Jones favoured them with an encore. The next item was a solo by Miss Jones, Penylan, who sang very sweotly that beautiful song, "Ora Pro Nobis" (Piccolomine). Miss Jones is a great favourite with audiences in this county and her appearance was greeted with welcoming cheers. She was accompanied on the organ by the Lord Lieutenant. An encore was again demanded and Miss Jones responded with The Spring Legend." Then came a little of the comical element. Mr C. Duckworth, of Orchardleigh, was announced to recite How Bill Adams won the Battle of Waterloo." The Lord Lieutenant appeared on the stage and said in a serious tone that he had a friend to introduce, who could talk to them of old times. He was a very old man and he was one of the few survivors of the Battle of Waterloo." This announcement opened the eyes of those who had no programmes and who therefore were not aware of the piece that was to follow. Taking the statement as correct they were eager for the introduction. And added the Colonel, had it not been for my friend's discretion on that occasion I am afraid the Duke of Wellington would not have been able to take much credit to himself-" This clinched the eager expectation of the unsuspect- ing, to the amusement of those who were in the "Know." Then Bill Adams in the person of Mr Duckworth, was led on to the stage and intro- duced as the veteran spoken of. He was dressed in the military style generally attributed to old army pensioners and supported himself with a stick. He recited the spicy piece in an im- mensely comical way, looking so knowing and bouncy as the imaginary Bill Adams," the very sight of whom, according to his own version, made doughty generals turn on their heels and fly. The way in which he minced the incidents of that memorable battle, made two personages of Napoleon Bonaparte, coupled the names of Nelson and Blucher with the enemy, and libelled Sir Garnet Wolseley, provoked genuine mirth and his effort was enthusiastically applauded. Mr Saunders-Davies, of Pentre, next sang the solo entitled Sweet vision of delight (Leoni), and deservedly won the plaudits of the audience. The next performance was something new, namely, a whistling solo, "Love's Dreamland," by Mr Wodehouse. This gentleman can pride himself on possessing much self-control, for all know that to whistle a song before a sea of giggling faces is a most difficult task. Yet not a smile could be seen on Mr Wodehouse's face and his whistling throughout was clear and un- broken. The audience were delighted and cheered heartily. Mrs Wodehouse accompanied on the piauo. Mr Hirwen Jones again appeared in company with Mr Saunders-Davies to sing the duett, Row us afar," (Manzochi). This was a treat. Words cannot convey the excellency of the singing, nor sufficiently praise the rich voices of the two gentlemen who sang beautifully and blended well together. The audience were not backward in noting this, and their loud calls for an encore showed how highly they appreciated the duett, which is, indeed, very pretty. An encore was given-the company would not otherwise be appeased. Miss Agnes Harford, of Falcondale, next sang Orpheus with his lute," her beautiful and bell like voice, and finished style was deservedly ap- preciated. Mr Miles then gave a piauo solo, and showed himself to be a clever mampulator of the instrument. The solo, "Zelina" (Ondin) was given by Mr Hirwen Jones in a masterly manner, and he was of course encored, when he responded with a Welsh song, suitable for the occasion, entitled Nos Calan." The latter delighted the audience, who applauded until Mr Jones re- appeared on the stage to return his thanks. Part I. concluded with a comic song, "So it was" by Mr Grismond Saunders-Davies. This was enjoyed immensely, as Mr Saunders-Davies was very funny, and his action, style and witticisms make him a good comedian. He was loudly encored. After a short interval, during which the stage was transformed to represent the interior of a farmhouse, the curtain rose on Part II. of the programme- a comedietta, in one act, entitled The Little Sentinel." The characters were Wheedleton Coaxer, an elderly lady-killer, Mr Edwin Saunders-Davies Captain CouHington, a dragoon, Mr Campbell Duckworth Sim, a young farmer, Mr Grismond Saunders-Davies Letty Hawthorne, a young widow, a proprietress of a farm, Miss Jones, Penylan May. her friend, the Little Sentinel, Mrs Wodehouse. The get-up was perfect. Mr Coaxer was dressed in a nobby costume; prided himself upon his taking manners, and with his white top hat, thought himself quite a fanciful lover, and a good catch for any marriageable young lady. Captain Courtinyton was faultlessly attired in a military suit, and made himself a splendid ornamental soldier with nothing to recommend him but his commanding appearance. He was a dude in the extreme, and his "ums" and" aha" and doddling ways drew forth screams of laughter. Sim, May's lover, acted splendidly, and bore his many trials with his seemingly flippant sweet- heart in the way generally attributed to rejected lovers. Letty, as the widow, looked very marriageable, and played havoc with the tender hearts of the three love-sick males. May acted herself as a staid young lady, anxious for the future happiness of her absent brother, and succeeded in her well-laid plans, though much to the discomfort of Sim and herseif. All five played in a manner hardly to be surpassed-in such a way as to convey clearly to the audience the nature of the plot. The audience were enraptured and were thoroughly amused through- out. We will endeavour to give a short sketch I of the comedietta, as it will give some idea of the nature of the act and the mirth it was, with the help of such good actors, bound to evoke. Mr Coaxer opened the play by entering the young widow's house to pay his attentions to her, as he was far gone in love with her. Finding the widow absent, he left on the table a handsome bouquet for her acceptance as a token of his adoration, and then went out. In a while Captain Courtington arrives at the house on a similar errand, but finding the widow absent, he also put on the table a bouquet for the same i reason, and left. May now appears, and suddenly seeing the bouquets she wonders where I they came from and for whose acceptance they are meant. She comes to the conclusion they have been left for Letty by her two dandy lovers, and as that lady is engaged to her brother. 11 cl who is away in America, she resolves to play sentinel, and conceives a plot by which the flowers shall not resell Letty"s hands, thereby hindering her, to some extent, from encouraging the advances of the two lovers, whom she was afraid were taking her brother's legitimate place in Letty's heart, which, bye-the-bye, was a very changeable one. With this intention in view, May proceeds to throw the bouquets into a soup tureen hidden in a box in the room, but as she shuts the lid she is seen by Sim who has unex- pectedly come on the scene. May is embarassed and sits on the box, fearing Sim, her lover, will open it and discover the flowers. Sim is of a suspicious temperament and crossexauiines May as to what she is concealing in the box. Thou follows a little scene between them. May persists that if Sims loved her as he wished her to believe he ought to trust her, while Sim, who has been driven almost mad with suspicion and jealousy, as persistently insist3 on seeing "the interior of that box." During this altercation the young widow comes in and wishes to know the cause of the quarrel. Sim splits about the box and leaves the room with the injunction I say, Miss Letty, keep your eye on that box, will yer and to May, Mind you, you are not going to bamboozle me." May has now to obey urders and also leaves. Letty, left to herself, forgets about Sim's words and thinks nothing of the box and its contents. The young widow muses to herself that it is about the hour she expects the Captain to call. She could not make out what had come over May after her brother had gone away. If she was engaged to her brother, Frank, there was no harm in a little flirtation with one or two admirers, in his absence. As she thus solilo- quises, in comes the masher Captain, who at once inquires in his drawling tone as to how she liked the bouquet he left her. Before she has the opportunity to state that she has not received it, May enters and interposes by stating that Mr Coaxer is outside. That gentleman is announced, and, after casting an ugly aide-look on his rival lover, pettishly asks the pretty widow how she liked the daffodils he left her. May, at this point, shows unmistakeable signs of gladness at having brought the rivals face to face, but at the same time, dreads publicity to the trick she had played on them. The blushing widow denies all knowledge of the bouquets and then a spicy bit of fun ensues The two butterflies," as May terms them, accuse each other of destroying the other's gift and both swear most positively that they left flowers on the table. A tussle takes place, but May cools their wrath by pouring water on their soft II nuts" to the evident delight of the lady love. Mr Coaxer commences a search and finds the bouquets in the box, whilst the dragoon carries on a whispered conversation with Letty. May thinks this whispering very impolite and gives the captain a crack on the ankle with the sweeping brush-acciden tally of course. He limps around the room nursing his foot, and Mr Coaxer, taking advantage of this, tries his hand at telling secrets, but he receives similar treat- ment at May's hands, who shows the state of excitement she is in by saying that for two pins I would lay both of you low." The two swains look sheepish after this threat, and take their departure, each intending to return and pay their court at the earliest opportunity. The widow is again left to herself. She thinks over what has occurred, and half concurs that May is right in trying to discourage the two men, but ultimately consoles herself by saying that there is no possible harm in a little innocent flirtation in her intended's absence. In comes the captain again, looking about like a thief, but finding Letty alone, he becomes bolder and at once drops on his knees and "pops the question." Letty secretly enjoys her quaint position and giggles and blushes encouragingly. She thinks there is no harm in at least listening to his furtive pleading, and they arrange to meet at the Old Mill in ten minutes time in order to enjoy a quiet stroll, as she wished to hear a declaration from the lisping captain." She leaves to dress and in the meantime the dragoon looks.about for his cap to go. But May, who saw and heard what had passed, had been at her games again and hid his head-gear. May, full of devilry, begins to sob and explains that widows could have plenty of suitors when a lonely young girl like herself was left in the cold. The soldier brushes up and thinks he has made another conquest and, true to his changeable nature, begins to soothe and careis May, who was trying on a little flirtation herself. She takes up the discovered bouquet brought by the captain, kisses it over and over again, and pressei it to her heart. Captain Courtington is in ecstacy, and flatteringly protests he had never before seen "such gwace and feechaws"; "princes would be pwoud to pwostwate them- selves before you." May jealously reminds him that he has promised to meet Letty, but he now says he never really thought much of Letty, and if May would but give him "the word" he would leave the former in the lurch. May gives him encouragement and arranges to meet him at the Old Mill in ten minutes time, much to his chagrin, as he had a few minutes previously made an appointment with Letty at the same time and place. He, however, feels proud of his "lady- killing powers and kisses her hand. But to make matters ten times worse, Sim, May's hitherto faithful lover, in peeping in at the window, catches him in the -act. The dragoon goes out and trips against Sim, who enters the room. p o May pouts and mutters that it is very provoking for certain young men to always turn up at the wrong moment, although in her heart of hearts she does not wish to try Sim's feelings too far. Sim gives her a sound lecture on her inconstancy, and asks peremptorily Say, be I your lawful sweetheart or not/If He had no con- fidence, as he said, in the officer with the long straw-coloured whiskers. May, in her tllrn, gives him a bit of her tongue, and says he ought to have more faith in her. Letty now arrives on the scene in a rage as she has been to the mill, and the Captain had not turned up. Sim joins in the tirade, and goes out to pull his straw-whiskers if he can find him. May also retires, and Mr Coaxer now join3 the widow, who c msoles herself with the fact that, though the Captain proved faithless, she could still have a little flirtation at this new arrival's expense. Mr Coaxer finds Letty in a fury, but he is not abashed, and after growing eloquent over his true (?) love, wins her consent to go out with him for a drive. But Miy has again unexpectedly arrived, and scents what is going on. Mr Coaxer lauds himself on having knocked out the dragoon, and Letty goes to make ready for the drive. May takes the old boy in hand, and carries on a similar game to what she had with the Captain. Mr Coaxer proves himself to be quite as flippant as his rival, and makes love to May, whom he wants to take for a drive in the carriage that was waiting at the door. The pair become seem- ingly very loving, and Sim, who has become very suspicious, is watching all that is passing from a quiet little corner. Mr Coaxer goes on his knees be- fore May, and is caught in that position by Sim and by Letty, 'who had returned disappointed of the promised drive. Sims takes hold of the deceitful Coaxer, and handles him very ronghly, and kicks him out with his heavy hob-nailed boots. Sim goes up to May and vows he will have nothing to do with her, and Letty in order to spite May for her tricks grows fond of Sim. Sim for a similar reason goes on his knees to Letty, and when May reproaches him, he bluntly tells her to "stand back, young female." May is afraid that she has carried her trickery too far, and is quite broken-hearted, while Letty rejoices at her grief, and at having found means for a third flirtation ofter the two others had dismally failed. May is in the act of explaining her conduct in the whole affair, and why she had misled the two men, when who should come in arm in arm. but Mr Coaxer and the Captain. The plot has now become knotty, andan explanation must be given. The two quondam lovers protest that May's con- duct was outrageous, in having not kept her appointment with them. Letty begins to open her eyes to the reason they had not kept their appointment with her, and as she is about de- manding an explanation in comes Sim carrying a formidable pitchfork with which he belabours, and prods the dudes unmercifully for the part they had played with the ladies. May now gives a full explanation of the whole affair. She con- fesses she had hindered Letty meeting the two as it would be improper owing to the engagement with Frank, her brother. She also prides her- self with having laid open the inconstancy, and the softheadedness of the two. Letty awakens to the folly of her actions, and thanks May for her foresight and guidance. Sim asks May's forgiveness forhis lack of confidence in her, and calls "himself a silly obstreperous fool May forgives him, and they are true lovers once more. Sim now imparts the welcome news that Frank has arrived in England, and the two dandies, who have been almost dazed with the fact that they had been so completely fooled, turn on their heels and go away never to return. May finishes the Act by cautioning young widows and engaged young ladies not to flirt, and play, and trifle with the hearts of other men, for the outcome of it may be serious, because every engaged young lady misjht not be safe-guarded by a little sentinel The curtain then dropped, but the audience kept up a hearty cheer and clap until the actors showed themselves again. The above is a rough idea of the plot which is full of life, and the audience is kept spell-bound throughout wondering what the end of the mazes the actors had wound round themselves would be. All five acted splendidy —their better could not be possibly wished for. The entertainment then terminated with the hearty singing of the National Anthem. A jollier and pleasanter New Year's Eve the people around never spent. The general public then left, and the house- party shortly afterwards commenced a dance in the magnificent dining-room. Everything passed off splendidly, and after waiting the New Year in the evening's programme was concluded. I c.,
LLANFIHANGEL GENEU'R-GLYN. W ATCHNIGHT.-As is usually the custom at Llanfihangel, a "watchnigbt" commencing at 11 p.m. WJS held at the parish church on the last day of the last year, when a large congregation was present. 10 the -.absence) of, the: vicar, who was unable to attend through indisposition, the Rev J. D. Timothy, curate of Borth, conducted the service and delivered a very able sermon. The lessons were read by Mr J. M. James. At il.58 p.m., the members of the congregation were asked to offer up a silent prayer to Heaven while the last two minutes of the old year were dying away. The watchnight having ended, the members of the choir assembled themselves at the vestiy room, where Mrs Jones, Wileiriog, a member of the choir, was presented with a most handsome lamp given to her by the members of the choir on the occasion of her marriage to Mr Griffith Jones, Cyneiniog, as ft token of regard an slight recognition of her faith. flil services 10 the choir previous to her marriage. Mrs Jones returned sincere thanks to all the members of the choir who had so liberally contributed towards the present, and thus brought the proceedings to a close. Long life and happiness to Mr aud Mrs Jones.
LLANELLY. BOARD OF Gc ARIHASS. -At a meeting of the B,)ard of Guardians on Thursday week, Mr Hugh Nevill presiding, a discussion ensued with reference to the master of the Workhouse. At the last meeting it was decided to ask him to resign, as the Board was dissatisfied with the manner in which he kept the books, but at Thursday's meeting an applica- tion was received from the master asking if he should he should hold the office for three months. After a pretty long discussion, in which Mr. Thomas Jones held that an indoor pauper had been assisting the master in keeping the books, which several of the guardians considered im- proper, and the Clerk having stated that an improvement had occurr in the books during the past fortnight, Mr Evan Evans (Llanedy) moved that the application be granted. This was duly seconded, but Capt. Hy' Rees proposed an amendment that three months' notice be given to the master, with a proviso that if at the end of that period he proved himself capable of filling the office it should be cancelled, and he would continue in office. Mr W. S. Marsh seconded Ultimately the resolution was with- drawn aud the amendment unanimously carried, after which the master thanked the Board for its consideration.
NE WC ASTLE-E MLYN. SPECIAL SESSIONS.—At the Magistrates Rooms, on the 4th day of January, before Mr C H L Fitzwilliams, David .Jones, Trebedw, navvy, was charged with being drunk and incapable on the 2nd inst. Fined 6s 3d including costs -On Tuesday, the 5th, before Mr C H L Fitzwilliams and Dr. D Lloyd, P.C. David Jones (28), Llandyssul, charged Jeremiah O'Doude,a tramping shoemaker, with being drnnk and refusing to quit the Porth Hotel, Llandyssul, when requested by Mr Daniel Jones, the occupier, to do so on the previ HIS day. Prisoner pleaded guilty, and was fined 9>1 and costs, in default 14 days with hard labour. The same'prisoner was further charged by Mr Daniel Evans, Porth Hotel, Llandyssul, hotel proprietor, with wilfully and maliciously damaging the front door of his hotel, on the 4th inst, to the amount of 15s. From the evidence produced, it appears that prisoner, who is a cripple and uses a crutch, after being turned out by Mr Evans, hainmered the door with his crutch until he knocked in some panels. Prisoner admitted the offence, and said he did it in a heat of temper while under the influence of drink. Fined 19s 8d including costs or 14 days hard labour in default. Prisoner being unable to pay the amount forth- with was taken to Carmarthen Prison. í
CONWIL EL VET. 1 r.1 AsSAULT--The peace and goodwill which should exist, especially at the beginning of a new year, was unfortunately broken at this village through a fracas, on New Year's night, between the water-bailiffs, police, and some of the inhabitants. Hard aud damaging blows were giveu and received on both sides. The officers, it is alleged, using their staffs rather freely, as Dr. Edwards was afterwards employed for an hour or more dressing the wounds of the civilians. Various conflicting statements are made as to the occurrence, but as summonses and cross-summonses have I een issued by the several parties engaged, and returnable for Saturday next, we do not consider it advisable to give currency to any of these. It will be remembered that a few weeks ago three persons from the neighbourhood were convicted and fined for salmon poaching. Unfortunately with a mistaken zeal some from the district got up a concert to defray the costs. The concert was he'd New Year's evening, under the presidency of Rev D. Picton, and as was prognosticated by some, this so elated the ,masses, that after the meeting they paraded the village, martyrising the convicted ones, and singing songs. Later in the evening the fracas referred to happened I between some of the party and the officers. For particulars we must wait for the version of the I parties at the Police Court.
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