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ABERYSTWYTH. DEATH or MR. EDWARDS, BUTCHEFt.-We regret to announce the death of Mr Edward Edwards, butcher, which occurred on Christmas day at his residence in New-street. He was 73 years of age. He was father of Mr Richard Edwards, butcher, and was greatly respected as a mos: straight-for- ward and responsible man of his trade for a great number of years. He leaves a widow to mourn his IOJS. The funeral, which was numerously at- tended, took place at the Cemetery on Wednesday. He was a worthy and irreproachable member of the Shiloh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. SAD DEATH raom SKATING ACCIDENT.—A young man, IS years of age, named Mr Sydney Jones, son of Mrs Lumley Jones, widow, North Parade, was skating on Pwll Simon the afternoon of Christmas day, and fell backwards, receiving a concussion of the skull, breaking his arm and receiving other injuries, from which, notwithstanding the assid- uous efforts of Dr Harries, it is melancholy to state he died on Tuesday morning. The deceased for some time was a printer at the Observer Office, but had discarded that employment, and now fol- lowed tin trade of joiner. Great Sympathy is felt for his bereaved and widowed mother. MONTHLY FAIR.—The usual monthly fair was held on Monday. There was but a limited supply and slow demand. It is hoped an improvement will arise ere long. THE CONSERVATIVE CLUB ROOM-—A new table has been supplied adapted to the large reading room at the new Club premises. It was built on purpose by Mr John Williams, carpenter and joiner, and is most appropriate. The new billiard table, it is expected, will be ready ere long. Navv YEAR'S WATCHNIGHTS —Watchnight ser- vices were held at St. Michael's and St. Mary's Churches, and in Wesley Chapel, Queen's-road, and also at the Church Army Rooms and Salva- tion Barracks. Having attended the St. Mary's Welsh services, the Church was crowded, and even standing room could not be obtained. The services and sermon by the Rev. Mr Davies, the curate, were most impressive and appropriate, and it is gratifying to state the congregation con- ducted itself most decorously, and seemed much moved by the seriousness of the proceedings. The choir sang very effectively, and Miss Griffiths presided at the organ. THE DOLGELLY EISTEDDFOD. Two brass bauds from this town, viz., the Briton and the Excelsior, competed for the brass band prize at this eisteddfod, on New Year's Day, but neither of them succeeded. The first prize of 215, was wun by the Blaenau Festiniog, and the second of jE5 by the Portmadoc Band. The Briton band was described in the adjudication to be excelling in tone. LOCAL EISTEDDFOD.—A local eisteddfod was held on New Year's night, at Philipps' Hall, in Terrace-road, and there was a very full attend- ance. A varied competition in music, recitations, lectures and reading was gone through. The chair was advertised to be taken by the mayor, but he did not make his appearance or intimation of his inability, which threw the proceedings very much out of the way. Mr David Owen, the chairman of the managing committee, however, most efficiently fulfilled the duties, and conducted the meeting to the entire satisfaction of the audience. ENTERTAINMENT TO THE EMPLOYEES OF NANT- EOS. With their usual kindness, Mr and Mrs W B Powell, of Nanteos, entertained their workmen on the estate to an excellent dinner on the even- ing of New Year's Day. After they had enjoyed the feast, the health of Mr and Mrs Powell and Mr Powell, the heir, were proposed amidst cheers, and heartily drank, as was also the health of Mr Sylvanus Lewis. Mr Powell and Mr Edward Powell, and Mr Lewis addressed the workmen and friends in very sympathetic speeches. Songs were sung by Mr Mr Edward Powell and Mr Joseph. Speeches were after- wards delivered by Messrs W Roberts, A Patter- son, J Bonsall, J Evans and D Jones. D Evans recited some very appropriate verses of poetry in honour of the event, and also Edward Morgan, Nanteos Arms. Songs were given by E Morgan, W Challinor, Mrs Challinor, Miss Thomas, Miss Williams, T Edwards, D Evans, J M Jones, T Griffiths and J Roberts. The party broke up at a late or rather an early hour, after passing a most enjoyable time in appreciating the abun- dance of good things provided for the entertain- ment.

















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