KIDWELLY. MUSICAL ^ESOP.—Such was the title of an entertainment given at the National School on Monday evening by the St. Mary's juvenile clioir, under the leadership of the vicar and Mr E. Lewis. The readings were recited by the children, Miss Jones, the Vicarage, accompanying, There was a good attendance. COMPETITIVE MEETING.—What appG&rs to be a very interesting and successful meeting was held at Siloam Baptist Chapel, here, on Saturday evening last. It was, it seems, a competitive meeting got up amongst the Baptists themselves. The weather was so exceedingly bad that many failed to be present, but those that were brave enough to go out through the rain were amply rewarded. We are sorry we cannot give the programme, as reporters were not invited but we learn that prizes were given for singing and reading, the adjudicator for all being Mr E. Lawis, National Schools, who, we are pleased to hear, gave universal satisfaction. The chairman was Mr W. Walter, Tin-house superintendent. PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held at the Town-hall on Monday, before Messrs T. Morgan (mayor), and T. W. A. Evans. Elizabeth Thomas, wife of John Thomas, late of Causeway street, Kidwelly, haulier (better known as Jacky Court) charged her husband with assaulting and beating her on the 25th and 26th of December last. This was an adjourned case from last Court. Mr F. N. Powell, Llanelly, ap- peared for the defendant, and pleaded not guilty. The case was proved, and defendant was fined tl and costs. The complainant also ap- plied for a judicial separation order, which was granted, with an order of 5s a week towards her maintenance. Upon the defendant being con- victed of the assault, Captain Scott applied to the Bench for an order of forfeiture of the recognizance entered into by the defendant on the 20th of December last, when before the above magistrates charged with being drunk and disorderly and assaulting the police by pointing a gun towards them, and threatening to shoot. As the appli- cation was not pressed, the recognizance was not demanded. P.S. Jones charged David Jones Hodges, 53, Martin-street, Morriston, tin worker, with being drunk at Causeway-street, Kidwelly, 1:1 on the 27th December last. Mr F. N. Powell appeared for the defendant, and pleaded not guilty. The hearing of this case took up some time. The evidence went to show that on the 27th December, defendant was seen to enter the Pelican Hofel at 10.15 p.m. At 10.30 p.m. the house was visited by Sergeant Jones, and the de- fendant said that he was a lodger, also the land- lord, Alderman Randell, said the same. At 11 p.m. the defendant was seen to leave the hotel, in company with his young woman, Susanah Lewis, very drunk, and went into the house of Wm. Lewis, in Causeway-street, where they re- mained till 12 20 a.m. He afterwards went to the house of Samuel Davies, in Station road, where he slept for the night. On the 28th, at 10.30 a. m as he was leaving his lodging he was met by the complainant, who asked him how he came to tell him he was going to lodge at the Pelican. He replied that he did think of doing so, and gave his name as David Jones, of the Cross, Morriston, labourer, against whom a summons was applied for, and forwarded for service, with the result of its being returned un- served. Subsequently, his proper name and ad- dress was obtained, and the present summons served. The complainant was corroborated as to the drunkenness by P.C. Jones. Alderman Randell, landiord of the Pelican, and Susannah Lewis, the defendant's sweetheart, were called, and swore that the defendant was perfectly sober. Captain Scott here applied for an ad- journment for further evidence in support of the police, but the Bench decided to dismiss the case. Snnday Closing: P.C. W. H. Jones charged Wm. Horton, Parkymenous street Morgan Rees, New-street; and Wm. Phillips, Spring Gardens, all of Burry Port, tinplate workers, with being on licensed premises during illegal hours on Sunday, the 25th ult., to wit, the Pelican Hotel. Phillips was the only one that appeared He pleaded guilty, and was fined 5s. and costs. The other two were lined 7s 6d each and costs.—Morgan Rees was also find 5s for be- ing drunk on Sunday, the 25th ult, in Causeway- street, Kidwelly. Same complainant charged Daniel Barrett, Penged Hill, Kidwelly, an old Offender, with diunkcnnooo. Defendant did not appear. A warrant was ordered for his appre- hension.—P.S. Jones charged John Davies, the old Forge, with drunkenness. Fined 5s and costs. ENTERTAINMENT.—'The last but one of the series which are held in the National School here in connection with St. Mary's Church came off on Thursday evening last, and was, we believe, the best that has yet been given. The chair was ably filled by the vicar, while Mrs W. Gravell was, as usual, a splendid accompanist. The pro- gramme was as follows Piano solo, Harlech," Mrs Gravell; duett, "Hearts and Homes]" Masters W. Gravell and D. Harris recitation, "The Man and the Fiend," Master Vincent Lewis; song, "The Song that reached my Heart," Miss Lizzie Williams, Llanelly. This young lady had a very sweet voice, and received an encore for her tasteful rendering..We hope to hear her again. Song, Robin Adair," Miss Maggie Williams, Llanelly duett, Messrs Beynon and Lewis; comic song, Bradshaw's Guide," Mr John Vaughan, the old Kidwelly favourite, who, of course, received an encore, but did not respond. Song, "Love's old sweet song," Miss Bruce Sutherland, Llanelly. This young lady would have taken better with a song of lighter character. Violin solo, Valse best of all," Mr T. C. Thomas, accompanied by Mrs W. Thomas; song, el "An Englishman's Song," Master W. Gravell; comic song, The Whistling Wife," Mr 11 J. F. Lloyd, Carmarthen. This was Mr Lloyd's first appearance at Kidwelly, and we are glad to find he created a very favourable impression. As an core he gave the new song "Up to Date"; song, "At the Ferry," Miss Suther- land song, Good Company," Mr T. Beynon duett, Juanita," Mrs Gravell and Miss Davids • concertina solo, "The Bells," Mr D. J. Griffiths! This solo was splendidly played, but was rather too long_ Song, By the Fountain," Miss Lilly -Harris, elindre. Miss Harris has a very nice voice, and she rendered the song with much pathos. Song, My Queen," Miss Davids, who also possesses a very sweet but rather a weak voice; Comic song, "A Poor Married Man," Mr J. Vaughan, whose get up in this song was simply immense. In response to an encore he gave I traced her little footsteps in the Snow," the audience taking up the chorus well in each Bong. Piano solo, Great Eastern," Mr Gravell, with vocal effects by the Masters Gravell (3) who, dressed as Jack Tars with Union Jacks, sang Rule Britanuia and "God save the Queen." OBITUA]TY. -Hardly within the memory of the inhabitant have there been so many houses tirSe.hne as there are here just now, no less than f,„ir aeauis navmg taken place within a very short ppriod a few hours almost. Friday morniiw it was announced that Mr, Anthonyf „ife „f °MJ Henry Anthony, of G.,dd, died very suddenly from heart disease in her 75th. year, she being in her usual health an hour previously. On the same day Mr David Thomas, shoemaker, Was also struck down very suddenly. Mr Thomas also was a sufferer from heart disease. Both were faithful and zealous members of the Morfa C.M. Chapel, and the chapel will feel their loss gieatiy, especially that of Mr Thomas, who was a most useful member. He was also a poet in a sinall way, and often effusions from his pen ap- peared in the local press under his nom de plnme Cromwell. Mr Thomas was (i3 years of age. The mortal remains of Mr Thomas were laid in their last resting place on Tuesday, amid uni- versal signs of genuine sympathy. The funeral was a very large one, and said to be the largest Vn at Kidwelly. It was attended" by othe^ ST' C.ou1ncillor Stephens, Mr Smart, and other influential men. The Rev Edward Davies read a portion of Scripture, and prayed at he James' e""fK £ e ChaPel (Horeb/the Rev» CamLH Pembrey Wyndham Lewis, (I) Kid 'J°nes' Llanelly — Jenkins DathpHo*6* a,K^ Owen spoke, and made P etic references to the deceased. The Revs rv v'ofeSjai1^ J • P. Jones officiated at the grave. "TKo A m y morning, Mr Thomas Wheeler, of fill li •' died' after a very long and pain- tul illness ,n his 65th year and ere night, on the same day, Mrs Mary Williams, wife of Mr Thomas Williams, hall-keeper and town crier, was taken after a paralytic stroke which she received the same evening, and after which she did not regain consciousness. Mrs Anthony and Mr Wheeler were buried at the Kidwelly Church- yard, Mr D. Thomas was interred at Horeb C.M. Chapel burying-ground, Mynyddygarreg, and Mrs Williams at Capel Sul (I.) burying-ground. In addition to these, we have to record also the death of Mrs Ann Rees, of Bont Farm, on the 12th of last month, in her 71st year. Mrs Rees was a faithful member of St. Mary's Church, Kidwelly, and she was interred with her husband, Mr D. Rees, and her son, the Rev. Wm. Rees, B.A., Oxon, who died at the commencement of what promised to be a most brilliant career. Also of the infant son of Mr Morley, roll turner, of Gwendraeth Town, who died of a tumour at the age of 10 months, and who was interred at St. Mary's Churchyard. TOWN COUNCIL. The usual monthly meeting of the Council was held at the Town-hall, on Monday evening, and there were present: — Aldermen Morgan (mayor) and Randell, Councillors J. G. Anthony, D. Harries, W. Wilkins, W. Gravell, D. J. John, E. V. Davies, D. Stephens, J. Owen, Jos. Wild, and the town clerk, Mr D. C. Edwards.—A letter was received from Councillor Stead, explaining his absence and calling attention to the very bad state of Station-road. He asked the Council to see to it at once, or he would be obliged to take legal steps in the matter.—A letter was also read from Mr D. Evans, Wellfield, Llanelly, chairman of the directors of the Gwendraeth Tinplate Works, complaining of the state of the road from the works down to the station, and stating that if any damage was sustained to any of the company's goods by passing over the road, they would hold the Council responsible.—As to the new railway bridge over the river Gwendraeth, the company that owing to the threatened opposition by the Council of their Bill in Parliament on the embank- ments & the contracting of this bridge, a part of it had been withdrawn.—The Clerk was directed to write to the company, stating that there was no intended opposition to be made by the Council to the Bill at all.—Mr Morgan, the present collector of rates, was appointed collector of the new dis- trict and water rate, at a salary of R- 12 a year.— Mr Stephen's application for silica from Mynydd- y-Garreg, was considered at some length, and as the carts that at present carry down Messrs Stephens' stones did so much more damage to the roads than the value the Council received for the silica at present, it was thought that Messrs Stephens ought to be made to pay more for it than they had done heretofore, and it was also thought that Messrs Stephens ought to use carts with wide wheels for the work. It was resolved to call a meeting of ratepayers, and to lay the matter before them.—A letter from the chairman of directors of the Gwendraeth Tinplate Works was read, complaining of the state of the road from the works to the G.W.R. station. The road is cut up by the carts carrying stones.
LLANDEBIE. GENEROSITY. The Right Hon. the Earl of Cawdor has liberally sent ZCIO to be spent in coal and divided among the aged and poor in and about this village. The distribution was made by Mr G. Griffiths, Maesyffynon, and the coal was kindly carted to the recipients by the neighbouring farmers. The noble and kind hearted Earl is deservedly praised for his princely donations wherever want is felt.
YSTRAD. TEMPLE BAR TROTTING MATCIIES.-The annual trotting, steeple, and flat races ramp off at Temple Bar on Wednesday week. The m.at.ier on the whole was favourable, but the rather heavy down- pour of rain in the morning damped the ardour of a few, and the roads were not, in consequence, in a very satisfactory state. The course was heavy and stiff, but fortunately there were not many "spills." The judges were as follows Cobs, Messrs D. Evans, Pantrhewfacli B. Lloyd, Cefn and J. Thomas, late of Cwmbwch. Hounds, Messrs J. Jenkins, Glanwern, and J. Jenkins, Llainmanal. MrS. Davies ably fulfilled the duties of starter. The awards made were :— Cobs 1, Mr D. Jenkins, Glanwern 2, divided between Messrs D. Thomas, Llysfaen, and T. Jones, Caerfoel. Best hound under 12 months old and belonging to the Neuaddfawr kennels 1, Mr E. Hughes, Nanthenfoel; 2, divided between Messrs J. Davies, Rhywonen, and J. Jones, Ffosffald. The result of the trotting matches was as folio wo --For lioraco and porxioe urtclor 3 years old 1, Mr J. Thomas, late of Cwmbwch 2, O. Jones, Eagerwenfach; 3, J. Morgans, Ffynant. Second race (open to farmers only) 1, O. Thomas, Esgerwenfach 2, divided between Messrs J. Thomas, Cwmbwch, and J. Rees, Pantyrhen. Steeplechase (open to all comers): 1, Mr J. Jenkins, Blaenplwyf, "Kittiwake," came to an easy win. Mr E. Williams landed Penrhywmawr mare second, and Mr J. Marsden, Dyffryn, had a tight run for third place, which he only secured by half a head. Steeplechase (open to horses under 3 years old and ponies under 12 hands) This race was keenly con- tested, and finished by Mr T. Thomas, Cwmgy- feile's pony passing first; Blaenplwyf's "Lacrosse" second, and Dyffryn's White Nose" third. Flat race: In this race old "Madonna," piloted by Mr Evan Williams, hoisted Blaenplwyf's colour first, and was loudly cheered, and "Cerngoch," the local bard, rhymed the following :— Un dyn yw'r hen Madonna" Pan yn rhedeg y tro diwedda, Er droa bump ar ugain oed Hi ar ei thro'd oedd gynta. Cwmgyfeile coming second, and Dyffryn's White Nose third. The meeting was concluded by an egg and spoon race, which was run in heats, and in the final the winner was Mr D. Jenkins, hailing from Tirbach, Llancwnlle, who was closely fol- lowed by Mr J. Smith, Talsarn.
LLANDOVERY. Another entertainment was given at the Town Hall, on Thursday evening last, under the pre- sidency of the Rev. J. M. Saunders, M.A., by our temperance friends. As showing the interest taken in the movement here, we may say that the audience numbered between 200 and 300. The proceedings were as usual conducted in a most orderly and friendly spirit. Below we append the evening's programme Address, the chairman; song, Miss Sarah Rees; adroddiad, "Dyn rhyfedd yw Shon wedi meddwi," Mr William Davies, Lampeter trio, "0 na bawn yn seren," Mr William Evans (junior), Miss Agnes Thomas, and Miss Amelia Thomas; song, "Breuddwdy bardd," Rev. John Williams (curate) adraddiad, Was not my grandfather a wonder- ful man?" Mr Morgans, chemist (of Llanybyther); song, Mr William Evans; address, Mr J. Williams song, Mr William Thomas duett. Sunshine and Shadow," Rev. J. Williams, and Miss Sarah Rees song, "Cymry fu Cymry fudd," Rev. J. Williams (curate). The proceedings were brought to a close by the singing of the Welsh National Anthem, the solo being taken by the Rev. J. Williams. A public meeting under the auspices of the Church Mission Society was held on the Town Hall, on Monday evening, under the presidency of the mayor (Mr J. Watkins, Bank). The society it seems has arranged for holding simultaneous meetings during the week in Wales and Yorkshire. Special deputations are sent to each place. The object of these meetings is to arouse all Christians to a livelier sense of the responsibility resting on the Church of Christ, and every member of it to undertake vigorously the evangelization of the world now by God's providence to us. These will, therefore, be no special advocacy of any particular Missionary Society, but of all mission work in general. The meeting at Llandovery was well attended. The deputation was the Rev. W. Scott, M.A., vicar of Siebech and Minwear, who delivered a splendid address.
YSTRADFIN. EARL CAWDOR'S MUNIFICENCE.—On Tuesday, of last week, ten tons and a half of prime coal, kindly given by Lord Cawdor, was distri- buted amongst the deserving poor of the above parish. The generous gift was very thankfully received, and greatly valued by the recipients, to whom it was a great boon conferred at a most opportune time. After the coal had been paid for, there was a little balance left of his Lordship's donation, and this was given away in money to the few aged and sick people in the parish. Many a heart has been gladened and hearth brightened by this most kindly and charitable act, and, we are sure, the noble and kind Earl could never wish for a better return for his characteristic kiudness.
LAMPETER. DEATH OF ALDERMAN EDMUNDS.—It is with deep regret that we announce the death of Mr Alderman Thomns Edmunds, of this town, which sad event took place on Wednesday afternoon. Mr Edmunds, who was 59 years old and unmarried, was descended from one of the oldest families of Lampeter, and was much respected. He was a brother of the late Rev. William Edmunds, formerly head master of the Lampeter Grammar School, and rector of Roslie. He was a staunch Churchman and an ardent Conservative. His only near living relatives are the children of his deceased brother, Edmund Edmunds. SOlItF,E. -The fourth annual soiree in connect- ion with the Lampeter Workingmen's Conserva- tive Club, was held at the St. Peter's Boys' Schoolroom on Wednesday evening the 28th ult. The room had been neatly decorated for the occasion with evergreens, flags, and suitable mottos by the following members of the club viz —Messrs J. W. Edwards, S. Davies, S. D. Jones, E. W. Richards, R. E. Davies, and W. Davies. The meeting had been announced to commence at 8.30 p.m., and by nine the room was pretty well filled, when dancing was started by Mrs Roderick Evans, Apothecary's Hall, and Mr D. Jones, Old Bank, who were soon followed by many other parties that had been anxiously wait- ing for the start. Soon afterwards Col. Davies- Evans, of Highmead, Lord Lieutenant of Cardig- anshire, entered the place of amusement, and joined in the festive dance. This patriotic gentleman after attending a Conservative meet- ing held at the Town Hall in the earlier part of the day, remained in town until evening for the purpose of attending the Soiree, and thus he showed a good example to other Tory families of the town and immediate neighbourhood. We should, however, state that Mr Harford, the presi- dent of the Club, saw Mr Roderick Evans in the course of the day, and expressed his deep regret at not being able to attend the soiree, as he had to leave town by the afternoon train so as to fulfil an important engagement elsewhere. At occasional intervals refreshments of various kind were handed round the room. This part of the proceedings was under the careful management of Mrs James, Bangor House, Mrs D. Jones, Station Terrace, Mrs O. Evans, the School House, Mrs D. P. Thomas, College Villa, and Miss Jones, Ivy Bush, whose epicurean selection of refreshments was exceptionally good, and gave entire satisfaction to all. The programme was interspersed with a few songs, which were well rendered by Miss Maggie Hughes, Station Terrace, Miss Maggie Jones, Lion Hotel, the Rev. J. R. Jones, Mr D. F. Lloyd, and Mr Taylor. The Rev. J. R. Jones, who was in capital form sang The white squall' in splendid style, and well deserved the loud applause accorded him. Miss Mary Hughes, the newly elected organist of St. Peter's Church, accom- panied the singing and dancing almost through- out the whole evening in really first class style. The duties of M.C, fell to the lot of Mr E. W. Richards, who deserves great praise for doing his work so well. The young gentleman has done much in the past two years towards instructing the young folks of this town in the art of dancing. If any of these young ladies and gentlemen feel that they have derived some benefit from his voluntary labours, let them shew in some practical manner that they appreciate his services. They have a splendid opportunity to do so before he takes unto himself a partner for his joy and trouble, and no time should be lost as he has been knocked down in the Parish Church for the third and last time. The dancing wae kept up briskly until about two in the morning, and after the National Anthem all left quietly for their respective homes. PETTY SESSIONS were held at the Town Hall on Friday before Messrs T. H. R. Hughes, Noyaddfawr, and John Fowden, Bank Hall. Thomas Evans, late of Lampeter, labourer, was charged by Superintendent David Williams, of Llandyssul, for being drunk on the highway at Lampeter on the 8th January last. P.C. David Davies, sworn, said: On Thursday the 8th inst, about 9.45 p.m. I proceeded to the Common and saw the defendant in Peterwell Terrace. He was driink.-P.S. Denis Williams, sworn, said I saw defendant at eight p.m. on the 8th inst in High- street. He was drunk then. The defendant appeared, and read a long defence from his own niaiiuaoript, denying tbo nfFenoo, and challenging the veracity of Sergt. Williams' statement of having seen him on the 8th, and gave a long report of himself on the night in question.—The Bench how- ever fined the defendant 2s 6d and costs, or in default seven days hard labour, but allowed the prophet until three o'clock to find the money, this indulgence was given him in all probability to give him an opportunity of exercising his legs and of clearing out, and he was no sooner out of the Town Hall than he looked up and down the street, and at once started for the Lampeter Mountain saying as he went, Here's off at four miles an hour till three o'clock," and he has kept his word as he has not been seen since at Lampeter, but he is perhaps respected in his new country. The Lampeter constables however, cannot trace him, what is still more strange, wont try to find him as there are none so blind as those that wont see.- Maintenance: John Davies, of 28, Pwllfa Road, Cwmdare, Aberdare, and Evan Daviea, of 2. Howell's Road, Cwmdare, Aberdare, were summoned by David Evans, collector to the guardians of the Lampeter Union, to contribute towards the maintenance of their mother, Mary Davies who had become chargeable to the Lampeter Union. Both defendants appeared.—David Evans, sworn, said I am collector to the guardians of tne Lampeter Union. Mary Davies, the mother of the defendants, John Davies and Evan Davies, is chargeable to the Lampeter Union, and is in receipt of 2s per week. Evan Davies and John Davies are colliers, and are h my opinion able to maintain their niother--Cross- examined by defendant John Davies: I have been informed that colliers earn on an average 40a per week.. Orders were made of Is per week on each defendant and costs.—David Jones, of Cwmback, Llanwenog, mason; Evan Jones, of Tyncae, Llanwenog, farmer; and Mary Jones,of Clynmelin, near Pencader, spinster, were also summoned by David Evans to contribute towards their mother, Anne Jones, who is chargeable to the Lampeter Union. In each of the above cases Mr David Evans produced autborites from each defendant to the complainant to ask for and consent to orders cf 9d. 9J,: and 6d being made in each case respectively, and the complainant having been sworn in support of the consents. Orders were made accorclingly.-Ti-ansfers: Mr Thomas Lloyd, solicitor, Lampeter, applied to have the licence of the Castle Hotel transferred to Miss Elizabeth Davies of that place, which was granted. A temporary authority to sell at the Alltyblacca Arms, Llanwenog, was granted to Evan Davies.
PENBRYN. GENEROUS ACT.-Tlie chancel of this Parish Church has recently undergone much required repairs at a cost of some £ 60. The sum of zC55 remained a debt on the Church, and Mrs Brig- stocke, with her characteristic generosity, sent a cheque for the full amount to the Rev. Thomas Jones, vicar. This estimable lady is deservedly popular and highly respected in her neighbour- hood for her numerous acts of charity. The Church of Penbryn warmly thanks her for her kindness in wiping off this debt.
LLANGADOCK. BOARD SCHOOL.—The School Board decided some time ago to give prizes for regular attendance, and on Friday, the 16th ult., the first distribution took place at Llangadock School. All the children who had not been absent more than six weeks during the year received a book. The value of the prizes ranged from Is 6d downward, according to the number of attendances made by the recipients. The local members. Miss Jenkins, Mr Phillips, Mr Edwards, and Mr Allen, together with Mr Morgan (schoolmaster) and Miss Meredith (schoolmistress) superintended in awarding the prizes, and the children appeared to be very pleased, especially the infant department, whose little faces heaved with joy as Miss Jenkins handed round the prizes.
CONWIL CAIO. EDUCATIONAL.—We are pleased to learn from the Scotch papers that Mr Walter Williams, M-RCV.S., F.R.M.S., has passed his final examination in connection with the Royal Veterinary Society with distinction. He is the eldest son of Mr David Williams, of Llandre, and has for the last three years studied with marked success at the Royal Dick College in Edinburgh. For distinguished proficiency in the various practical divisions of his science, he holds many certificates and testimonials, and after the result of his final go" was made known, lie was elected to a fellowship of the Veterinary Medical Society.
) MANORDEILO. TREAT.—It will be remembered that a few weeks ago we published a report of a treat given to the children of the above locality and their parents, through the kindness and generosity of Miss Lewis, Capel-Issa, of the above place. It is our great pleasure to again publish an account of a splendid treat given by the same lady, in her equally kind and generous manner to the neigh- bouring adult population of the above district irrespective of party or creed on Thursday evening 29th ult., in the form of a vocal and instrumental concert, supper, and dance, which it is her annual custom to give. Amongst those who were present we may especially mention in addition to the kind donor herself, the names of Mrs Wyndham Lloyd, Mrs J. C. Richardson, Mrs Lloyd-Harries, Captain Lloyd-Harries, Revs. W. Alban Lloyd, Caledfwlch and M. Jones, Cwmivor; Mr James, School-master, &c. The rooms were most tastefully decorated for the occasion while the tables were loaded with a plentiful supply of choice provisions. About a hundred guests sat down, and did ample justice to the sumptuous repast. Mrs Cairns, Miss Mary Lewis, Miss Jarman, and Mr Giffard, spared no pains in setting out the good things provided to the best of advantage, whilst Mr Sevill, of Tregib, lent his willing hands to perform the carving. The concert which was of a highly creditable character was given in the adjoining hall. Appended is the programme by which it will be seen that Miss Lewis had been successful in securing the services of the far famed Captain Lloyd-Harries, whose repute, as violinist is well-known. His playing was rapturously encore and which were kindly responded to each time :—Part song, Awake my true love," solo, Star of BetLlehem," Miss Lewis violin solo, Captain Lloyd-Harries; trio, "The chimney sweepers," Messrs R. and W. A. Rees, Glanrwyth, and James Thomas, Llanwrda; solo, "Chwyfio'r cadach gwyn," Miss Thomas, Board Schools; solo, "The British Lion," Mr James Thomas, Llanwrda; violin solo, Captain Lloyd- Harries; trio, "Fy nhad wrth y llyw," Misses E. A. and E. J. Thomas, Board Schools, and Mr Thomas, Post-master; part song, -1 who wotild o'er the downs," Capel-issa party; solo, "Come into the garden Maud," Mr R. Rees, Glanrwyth trio, 0 restless sea," Miss Mary Lewis, Capel-issa, and Messrs R. Rees, and James Thomas; violin solo, Captain Illoyd-Harries; solo and chorus, "The ring-tailed coon," Mr Giffard, Capel-issa, and party; comic song, I was in it," Mr W. A. R3es, Glanrwyth; o]o and chorus, "Good night," Mr Church, Glanbrydan Park, and party; part song, See our oars," all joining. The majority of the pieces were .encored, and the singing without excep- tion gave great satisfaction especially the comic song, which was exceelingly well rendered. The dance followed, and was taken up most vigorously by a number of the guests, who appreciated it very much and kept it up until an early hour of the morning. The dance music was supplied by Miss Lewis, Mrs Lloyd Harries, and Mrs J. C. Richard- son. Speeches were delivered by the Revs. W. Alban Lloyd, and M. Jones, Alderman Davies, Cwmivor; and Mr Rees, Glanrwyth, each of whom spoke in eulogistic terms of Miss Lewis's liberality, and her kindness in entertaining the company there that evening. Each of the speakers con- curred in saying that as years rolled on, the treat appeared to them to be more of a success each time. Miss Lewis in responding, said it was a source of great pleasure to her to have met them there that evening. She trusted they had all enjoyed themselves, and hoped she would be spared to meet them all there again next year. Votes of thanks were also accorded to Captain Lloyd- Harries for his great kindness in playing such rare selections of music on his violin, and to Mrs Lloyd- Harries for having rendered such valuable assist- ance as accompanist for the evening. Captain Lloyd-Harries responding, said it was his great pleasure and delight in doing what he could to further their enjoyment, and expressed himself thankful for the kind references bestowed upon his wife. "Three times three" were afterwards given to Miss Lewis, coupled with the names of Captain and Mrs Lloyd Harries, aud Mr Wyndham Lloyd. The singing of "For she's a jolly good lady" and the National Anthem terminated a very happy evening enjoyment, after which the company dis- persed for their respective homes.
PONTRHYDFENDIGAID. WATER CO--NIM.ITTIE. -This committee at present makes a final effort to clear off the debt remain- ing on the water scheme executed some three years ago. The village through the exertions of the committee is providsd with an abundant supply of spring water convenient and healthy to the consumers. The total cost amounted to zC125, defrayjd through voluntary contributions, rather than an appeal to the rates. Some 15 guineas remain as a balance against, and it was decided at a recent meeting, that the chairman, Mr D. Jenkins, and the secretary, Mr J. Rees, should canvass the villagers for pecuniary help in order to wipe off the bebt. It is gratifying to find that the canvassers are cordially received by the villagers, with a few exceptions. Once clear, the committee will have a full hand to deal with other defects in the comfort and appearance of this healthy village, and make it more attractive to visitors who resort here in summer. It would be a good and pleasant step to see the occupiers in Bridge-street, following the example of those in Terrace Road, and Teify Terrace, in cultivating fenced flower gardens in front of their dwellings, and with improved buildings in other parts of the village, and re-novation of the old British School- I room, now in prospect—the real assembly-room of the neighbourhood—the village will compare very favourably with most country villages. INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION.—It appears that the Joint Education Committee will sit at Aberyst- wyth, in the course of this month to further consider the claims of different places for the allocation of the Intermediate schools. The valu- able endowments of Ystradmeurig, will also be considered, and it is of importance I that the com- mittee formed to watch the interests of this district, should be up and doing, and not be the victims of babyish wail in future when the grapes are gone. THE BOARD SCHOOLS.—The Bont and Abbey schools have had their respective reports, and it mustbeasourceof great pleasure to all concerned to find that these schools have done well again in the past year. The prospects for months before examination were very gloomy, owing to a serious amount of sickness affecting the children, yet it appears that the Bont School has obtained the higher grant on all points, accompanied by a very creditable report. The Abbey School has also done well, and with a recently elected Board whose seats are now safe for nearly three years, it is expected that, like new brooms, they will sweep clean, the cases of irregular and sometimes bad attendance which exist. It is their duty to do so, in relation to ratepayers, teachers and especially the children. METHODIST MISSIONARY JCJIULEE FUND. — The Rev. Thomas Levi, visited the Bont C. M. Chapel, on Sunday, January 25th, and discoursed on behalf of the Khassia Hills and Sylhel Missionary Fund. At the close of the evening service, nearly £75 were promised as subscriptions towards the fund, which was very creditable considering that the congregation Unlnnoft to -flip. frmn hnnrl t/I innnfrli 11 UUl.Vl.a5U va& &&. "I..L.J, Ilu,l.a\A U".1 .11.J.VL.I..I. vla-:).. J. William Jones, of Birmingham, and a native of I Bont, takes great interest in the movement, and headed the list at its start with EIOOO.
CILYCWM. SCHOLASTIC SUCCESS.—Among the list of successful exhibitioners at St. David's College School, Lampeter, we are pleased to find the name of a very promising young boy from this place — John E. Thomas who was awarded £3 :3s exhib- ition. He is the son of Mr Enoch Thomas, head gamekeeper, to Mr R. Campbell Davys, of Neuaddfawr, and is about 13 years of age. He was a pupil attending this village school, where he successfully passed the seventh standard. His further success reflects great credit on the boy, and on this village schoolmaster. SAD ACCIDENT. —Last week a very sad accident happened to a labourer, named John Davies, Bwlchgarreg, near Porthyrhyd, whilst he was engaged in constructing a new road to a farm house called Tynybedw. It seems that he had occasion to blast a piece of rock which stood in his way. The shot did not" go off," but while he was engaged in putting a second dose in the rock, a small quantity of powder, which he did not clear out of the hole, somehow exploded, injuring the man fearfully about the face, and breaking his arm. It is a wonder that he escaped with his life.
ST. CLEARS. SCHOLASTIC.—Among the successful candidates of the last preliminary examination of the Pharmaceutical Society, we are pleased to find the name of Mr William George Hams, of Narberth, a pupil of the Rev. John Evans, B.A., St. Clears Grammar School.
ABERYSTWYTH. THE monthly fair on Monday last was but very slightly attended and supplied with cattle. There was a good demand and fair prices for what animals were brought in. INIUSICAL.-The results of the examinations held in connection with the London College of Music in December last have just been published. Masters Arthur Rowley passed Junior Violin with honours, and Herbert Hughes and LI. Edwards Violin Eie- mentary. Miss Maggie Rea took advanced Senior Certificate for pianoforte playing. The above were pupils of Mr C. K. Wheatley, on whom their successes reflect great credit. Mr E:ioch I) ivie-, of Towyn, took his Diploma of Associate, and Mr Samuel Prosser, of Borth, gained a certificate cf proficiency as a teacher. Mr C. K. Wheatley is the local representative of this College at Aberystwyth. HOLY TRINITY BRANCH OF THE MINISTERING CHILDREN'S LEAGUE.—The festival of the above league was held at the Town Hall on Thursday of last week, conjointly with that of the Juvenile Temperance Society. This league is under the presidency of the Countess of Meath, and has for its motto, "No day without a deed to crown it." It has but one simple rule, which is, that every member must try to do at least one kind deed each day. The children this year were resolved to let their kind deed take the form of an invitation to the workhouse children to take tea with them, and afterwards to share in the delights of a Christmas tree and magic lantern entertainment to this end. The little people each brought a present fur those poorer than them- t, p selves, and also had been busily at work for more than six months dressing dolls, etc. Tea was on the table at half past five o'clock, and after- wards the beautiful tree, so kindly given by the Countess of Lisburne was speedily despoiled of its numerous, and in many instances really expensive gifts. The evening was concluded by an exhibition of a very large and varied selection of magic lantern slides, given by Mr Colby, of Carregwen, who is always so kind and ready to give treats to the little folk. The members of the Y.M.F.S. were also invited to be present at the lantern entertainment. The following ladies assisted Mrs and the Misses Williams, Evelyn House; Miss Sylvanus Williams, Miss Lena Price, Miss Collins, Misses Biddulph, Miss Booddles, &c, The principal contributors to the festival were the Countess of Lisburne, Mrs Vaughan Davies, Tan y-Bwlch Mrs Edward Jones, Fron-y-gog Mrs Rice Williams, Mrs Lewis, Vaynor-street; Mr Tom Griffiths, Mrs Williams, 54, Terrace. THE MARRIAGE OF MISS SMITH.—The following is the list of the wedding presents, which we un- avoidably held over from last week The bride- groom, diamond gipsy ring, pearl and moonshine brooch, sealskin muff, silver tea caddy; Mrs Smith, piano, solid table silver, antique glass, house and table linen; Mrs Howell, handsome marble time- piece j. the Rev and Mrs H. M. Hughes, Liverpool, pair of bronze ornaments; Miss Smith, solid silver sauce ladles, Russian leather silver-mounted dress- ing case and travelling bag, ornaments; Mr and Mrs Palethoipe, Hull, Brownfield dinner service; Mr J. R. Howell, set of cutlery and table silver; Mi- W. R. Howell, Views of Venice; Mis Smith, Pier House, set of four solid silver salt cellars in case, double set of chamber ware; Dr. and Mrs J. J. Rowlands, set of silver dish covers; Mr G. E. Smith, Uxbridge, solid silver tablespoons, orna- ments; Miss Lucy, Masters H. C. and A. Smith, combination tea and coff 'e service, Japanese tea tray Mr H. Pugbe, handsome fish carvers in case; Mr Dyball, solid silver muffineers in case; Miss Griffiths, silver sugar basin; Mr and Mrs Latham, Hull, sardine case; Mr E. R. Gyde, olive wood tea caddy; Mrs and Miss Rea, silver coal scuttle, sugar basin; Messrs. J. R. Phil!ips & Co., Bristol, silver and ruby glass ilower stand; Dr. Harries, silver drinking tankard; Mr Massey, silver teaspoons; Miss Isaac, bread plate and spice box; Miss Jones. Plas Crug, butter cooler; Miss Lucy Smith, tea cosy, and hand-painted milking stool; the Mayor, and Mrs David Roberts, silver hot water jug; Mr and Mrs Jones, Assembly Rooms, china tea kettle and stand; Miss Lydia Jones, old-fashioned china cream jug and sugar basin; Mr R. Jones, Grnig Goch, silver salver; Messrs G. and H. Divies, silver and glass biscuit box; Mr Scott, silver cake basket; Miss F. H. Bradbury, silver and glass butter dish; Miss Ellis, hot water jug; Mr Bicker- saff, evening shoes; Mrs Emanuel, toilet set (eight pieces); Mr Emanuel, enamelled slate teapot stand Mr D. M Davies, handsome silver egg- stand; Mr and Mrs Parton, silver aud ruby glass card basket; Sergt. Dallison, nut crackers; Mrs Neale, pair of vnses; Mrs James, hot water jug; Mr Howell, eider down quilt; Miss Garner, after- noon tea set and tray Mr and Mrs Jones, Oswestry, silver and china biscuit jar j Mr R. J. Jones, Gas Works, fancy butter dish Miss Thotras, table cover; the Misses Evans, Padnm Temperance Hotel, silvei and ruby glass butter dish; .J\Irs Cornelius Roberts, set of handsome J'JCJS and water bottle; Miss Alice Vale, china fruit (listi Mr W. Morgan, silver and ivory bread fork Mr R. S'rain, Shrewsbury, cheque; a friend, a dozen en»rav>d tumblers: Mr W. Mitchell, Bristol, cheqie; Mr John Watkins, jun., silver pickle fork, cheese scoop, an I butter knife in case; Mr, Mrs ami Ii", Roberts, Lion Hotel, cise of two silver salt cellars Mr and Mrs Morgan, New Inn, silver crcam j'ig Mr and Mrs II. E. Wheatley, brass kettle and spirit lamp on staud; Mr Rowley, case of silver serviette rings; Mr C. K. Wheatley, silver tea. aud coffeepots; Mr and Mrs Gibson, Sheffield, hand- some album; MrJ. D. Highes, china sardine c ise; Mr W. H. Wemyss, carpet s veeper; Mr Lewis Hopkins, alaium clock; Mr R. Hughes, Medical Hall, music stool; Mrs Hughes, Queen-street, china cup and saucer; Mr Makiu, alarum < lock Miss Lewis, Pembroke Dock, afternoon tea table civer and antimacassar, &c,. Sr. MARY'S CHURCH ("ELSti).-The oldest organ that ewr was built iu the t >wn was that <>f old St. Michael's. It was provided above 50 years ago, and was renovated on one occasion, when it was removed from the old-fashioned organ lofo to the chancel, under the auspices of the Rev. Chancel or Phillips, the then vicar. The Welsh Church people had fu'ly subscribed for an organ for St. Mary's some years ago, and the in«>ney was deposited in the bank. No steps, however, had been taken to provide a new organ. I When St. Michael's and All Angels was com- | pleted it was found that the old organ was not suitable, and it was suggested to sell the organ to I St. Mary's and obtain a suitable and more costly one for the new Church and so it was arranged. Messrs Nicholson A Co., Worcester, the cele- brated organ builders, were engaged to provide a temporary organ for the new Church until the new organ is completed, and to repair and remove the old one to St. Mary's. The latter work has been proceeded with, and is now com- pleted under the management of Mr George Dix and his assistant, Mr West, in a thoroughly sacisfactory manner. It was found by these gentlemen that the old organ was of far superior description in niateiial than was thought of; and after providing new bellows and internal renova- tion it will prove to be the most superior instru- ment ill the town. On Sunday night last it was announced that the opening services will be held on Sunday and Tuesday next, depending upon securing a special preacher. After the service a. practice was held, and the capacities of the organ were fully illustrated by the perform- ance of two anthems, hymn tunes, and service by Miss Griffiths, and a subsequent most elaborate performance thereon by Mr Dix. The position of the organ is beneath the arch next to the chancel in the south aisle of the Church, and its position improves the character of the appearance of the interior very materially, and its acquisi- tion will prove a great attraction to this beautiful Church. A MoNTH IN NORWAY was the last annual holiday reprieve taken from his arduous duties by the Rev. J. H. Protheroe, M.A., vicar of St. Michael's and All Angels. It is well known hy all who have the privilege of understanding the character and activity of the rev. gentleman that he is not one who is likely to hide his lights under a bushel; and so on Tuesday, the 27th ult., he treated us with the result of his very interesting experiences and educational acquisi- tions in the land of the Vikings, by means of a lecture at the Old Assembly-rooms, the proceeds being devoted to the Parish Church library and magazine funds. We are proud to say that the room was crowded even to excess, and, therefore, a good round sum must have been realized. The lecture was illustrated by beautiful and realistic dioramic views of the picturesque scenes which the vicar had the advantage of witnessing during his month's sojourn. The manipulation of the views and lantern was entrusted to Capt. Morris, of the Church Army, and our agent, Mr J. E. J. Lloyd, printer and publisher, who performed their work, with but one or two exceptions, must admirably. The lecture was most exciting, and drew out the versatile descriptive powers of the lecturer to their fullest extent as the different romantic and sometimes terrible views were shown on the canvass. Some most amusing episodes were also relatedin reference to travellers, and the character and habits of the Northmen of Scandinavia their political, religious, and moral condition were treated upon to the greatest edification of the audience, who seemed thoroughly to enjoy and appreciate the novel information so pleasantly imparted of this strange land for the space of two hours and a half. At the conclusion votes of thanks were warmly accorded to the lecturer and all who had assisted in promoting the success of the entertainment.
Epps's COCOA.—GRATEFUL AND COMFORTING.— 13Y a thorough knowledge of the natural laws which govern the operations of digestion and nutrition, and by a careful application of the fine properties of well-selected COCOA, Mr Epps has provided our breakfast tables with a delicately flavoured beverage which may save us many heavy doctors' bills. It is by the judicious use of such articles of diet that a constitution may be gradually built up until strong enough to resi-t many tendencies to disease. Hundreds of subtle maladies are floating around us ready to attack wherever there is a weak point. We may escape many a fatal shaft by keeping ourselves well fortified with pure blood and a properly nourished frame."— Civil Service Gazette. — Made simply of boiling water or milk. Sold only in packets, by Grocers, labelled JAMES Epps & Co., Homoeopathic Chemists, London."—Also makers of Epps's Afternoon Chocolate Essence. THE UNEMPLOYED IN EAST LONDON.—At a time when much thought is being given to this matter, a practical suggestion may he of service. Last year more han £ 300,000 worth of foreign matches were purchased by inconsiderate consumers in this country, to the great injury of our own working people, so true is it that evil is wrought by want of thought, as well as want of heart." If all consumers would p rchase Bryant and May's matches, that firm would be enabled to pay £1,000 a week more 11 wages.
LLANDILO. THE GuILD.-The weekly meeting of the young people's guild was held at the Memorial Hall on Tuesday evening, when the following was ren- dered :—Reading, Miss Thomas, assistant mistresa at Frairfach Board School; harmonium solo, Mrs Hugh Hopkin; recitation, Miss Mary Watkins; address on temperance, Mr D. Morgan; solo, Miss Margaret Evans. TEMPERANCE.—A meeting of this character was held at the Memorial Hall on Sunday evening, when Mr W. Williams, Greenfield-place, occupied the chair. A recitation was given by Master Cuthbert Thomas; addresses respectively by Mr Evans, insurance agent, and Mr D. Morgan; and a solo by Miss Mary Jane Richards. The attendance was good. HEDGING MATCH.The sixth annual hedging match of Trapp, took place on Thursday, of last week, at Onnenfawr. Diapite the miserably wet weather, 16 competitors put in appearance. The following were the awards.—1st Class: 1st, David Jones, Cwmcennen; 2nd, Daniel Williams, Maesllyn; 3rd and 4th, divided between Thomas Jones, Cwmcennen and Evan Thomas, Maesyfallen 5tb, Evan Thomas. Treiorwg. 2nd Class: 1st, David Moiris, Castell; 2nd and 3rd, divided between Thomas Morris, Castell; and J. Price, Penybauk; 4th, William Francis, Maesefan 5tb, David Williams, Penygarn. Third Cbiss for boys under 18 years of age, 1st, M. J. Rees, Gorse; 2nd, William Morris, Castell. Baskets: 1st, Benjamin Griffiths, Brynglas; 2nd, Evan Thomas, Treiorwg. Sticks and Beehive Benjamin Griffiths, Brynglas Spoons: 1st and 2nd; Evan Thomas, Treiorwg; Brooms: 1st, Timothy Davies, Trapp; 2nd, Evan Thomas, Treiorwg; Ladles: 1st, Evan Thomas, Treiorwg; 2nd, Thomas Jones, Cwmcennen. The judges were Messrs William Davies, Tynewydd; David Griffiths, Penwaun and John Jones, Lhvynbedw. Dinner was provided by Mr and Mrs Evans, Oaenfawr; for all officially concerned in the match. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. Tha usual fortnightly meeting was held at the Town Hall, on Saturday last, when the chair was occupied by Major Thomas. The other members present were: Messrs David Davies, William Rees, John Jones, Isaac Edwards, James Rees, Joseph Harries, Henry Jones Thomas, William Jones, Henry Davies, Evan Thomas, Morgan Davies, William Griffiths, and Thomas Davies.-A pauper's mowy: During the consideration of relief, one of the relieving officers (Mr Davies) informed- the board that an aged pauper named Elizabeth Davies, living near Bird's Hill, Llangathen, had recently died. There had been [found £ 22 odd in her house, which the officer had taken charge of. It was stated that the board could only retain one years relief and costs of burial, and that the balance would be kept in hand until some next of kin would claim it.-The House: Mr W. Simon, the master of the Workhouse, reported that the number of inmates for the previous two weeks was respectively 37, and 37 as against 36, and 36 for the corresponding periods last year. Vagrants, 7 and 12; corresponding weeks last year, 9 and 19; being a total decrease of 9, during the fortnight.—On the 18th ult, Sunday School was kept on the 21st, Rev. Mr Roberts (W) preached in the evening, Sunday School was kept on the 25th.-The treasurer's report showed amount of calls due to be £ 51-3 Is 4d; balance in hand, XIIO.-il,)-oz)osecl increase in the number of OLiardians: Mr D. Davies briefly remarked that his parish (Llandebie) was entitled to an increase in the number of guardians, viz: from three to four.— The clerk said he would have to get a vestry meet- ing first, and then communicate with the Local Government Board. He thought that if Mr Davies waited until the census was taken it would make his case stronger as the exact number of the popu- lation would be given.Ilr James Rees said they at Cwmammau, were also entitled to three, if Llandilo had six.-Tlie Chairman laughingly remarked that they at Cwmnmman were the lead- ing men now, and of course could procure it. He agreed with the clerk that it would be of advantage to them to wait for the census.—The Clerk, how- ever, said that it would be necessary to hold a vestry meeting at once, and then wait for the census to ascertain the precise population.-The Chairman: The population is increasing, so you will have a better claim.—A Sanitary meeting was next held but no business of public interest came before it. SMOKING CONce lT. The second of a series of smoking concerts in connection with the Llandilo Company of Volunteer;, took place at the Drill Hall, on Thursday evening of last week. If the attendance on the first occasion was discouraging to the promoters, it was not the case with the present one, and we are almost sure when the next entertainment of the same character takes place the spacious edifice will be more than comfortably filled if the event will be still better advertized. The Volunteer Band, under the leadership of Band Master Howells opened the concert with a selection entitled "Martha," which was well received. Mrs E. Cobuer who created such a favourable impression at the previous entertainment, was to follow with a song, but owing to indisposition, she was unable to attend. A recitation, Ivau the Czar,' was ably given by Sergeant George Jenkins. Private M.Thomas was very successful in his rendering of the comic song, "This is to square the Missus." The pretty overture, "Tancredi," was rendered at the piano- forte by Miss Lafferty, and Mr F. W. Cornish, in a highly effective manner. Lieutenant T. G. Williams as a vocalist unmistakeably gains favour, and his rendering of the fine song, Good-bye sweetheart, good-bye," earned well-merited applaudits. Miss Edith Parry was the only songstress of the evening. Being young she has not yet appeared much in public, and on the present occasion, she created a most favourable itupr ssion, especially in the song, "Cleansing i'ires." She possesses a voice of power and sweetness, which many an average good sopranoist lui^ht envy. If properly trained, Miss Party lIud, ubtedly tas a promising future before her. If Private George Fuller were a few inches taller, he would make a. realistic man iu blue" in his comic sorg, "Ask a Puiiccman," but to make up in height he did well in circumference. Not only his figure, but his rendering of the song created roars of laughter. It was a real treat to lovers of stringed instrumaats to hear a cello solo, "Reverie" (Emile Dunkler), Ly Mr Coruish, which sounded well in conjunction with an aecompauiment on the pianoforte by Miss Lafferty. The Charge of the Light Brigade," was excellently recited by Lieut. T. G. Williams. The audience deojauded a repetition, but no compliance was made. Master Ernest Lloyd appears to be a conglomeration of divers qualities. Whatever role ho undertakes, be is a perfect master of it., as a comic singer, an actor or reciter, he is unequalled at Llandilo for his age. In the song, "Something went wrong with the Works," he quite brought down the Lou;e. The song, "The sailor boy," met with a very cominend- aDie exposition ny cergeant Ueorge JerUms. Proceeding the finale, tbe nigger vocal duet, "Two Johnnies in love," was capitally rendered by Privates M. Thomas and (Jeorge Fuller. The chair was efficiently occupied by Major Thomas, and the accompanists were Miss Lafferty and Mr P. W. Coruish, who ably discharged their duties.