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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.