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TREFEIRIG. FIRF..—On Friday morning, the inhabitants of Salem, Llwynprisg, and Penrhiw, were alarmed at an early hour to find that Lletty-evan-hen, a large farm- house situated at a considerable distance up the mountains was on fire. The farm-house stands at a considerable distance from any other house, and when first observed by the surrounding neighbours it was seen that all hopes of saving the house were in vain as the roof had already fallen in, and all that re- mained were two chimney-stacks and a part of the house walls. Therefore the first thought of the neighbours was for the safety of the familv who lived in the house. This consisted of Mr. Jenkins and his wife, a son and daughter, a manservant and a maid. It was soon found that they were all safe, and that they had abandoned the house after all their efforts to save it were futile. The origin of the fire is a complete mystery. The son entered the house about midnight, and states that all was safe at that time. Mr. Jenkins was awakened about 4 o'clock by hearing some unusual noise about the house. He got up, and on opening his bedroom door the flames rushed into his room. The flames, which had already entered the bedroom of the manservant, spread so rapidly that the members of the family could only escape with their lives, nearly the whole of the household effects being destroyed. None of the out-buildings were attacked by the fire. Much sympathy is felt in the neighbourhood with Mr. Jenkins and the family. CONCERT.—A highly successful concert was held in the Baptist Schoolroom, Pontrhydybeddau, on Satur- day evening, 8th inst., under the auspices of the Trefeirig United Choir. In the unavoidable absence of Dr. Jones. Y IFagwyr, the chair was excellently filled by Capt. Francis, Cwmsymlog, while the Rev. D. C. Davies, acted with much ability as conductor of the concert. The choir was fortunate in obtaining valuable assistance from willing friends at Bow Street, Penllwyn, and Goginan. Among those who so largely contributed to the success of the entertain- ment we must not forget to mention the names of :he Misses Pearce (Penllwyn), Evans (Penybryn), lames (Llety-spens), Sarah E. Jones and Letitia Jones, md Mrs James Davies (Cwmerfin), and the Messrs. VIeurig Edwards (liow Street), R. Thomas (Bow Street) ). Morgan (Bow Street), Isaac Jones (Penllwyn), H. L Evans (Penyhryn), J. R. Jones, Board School. (Goeinan), John Thomas Gwarhos, Wm. Evans (Penybont), J. Lewis ;Thomas (Tanllidiart), William H. Thomas (Tynewydd), W. H. Hughes (Penybont), and Thomas Morgan (Llwyn-prisg). The perform- ances throughout reflected the highest credit upon those who took part in them, but we cannot refrain from specially mentioning MissPearce, who sangwith f,reat taste; Mr. H. M. Evans, who sang "O na byddarn haf o hyd, Mr. Meurig Edwards who de- lighted the audience with a song from Mynvddog, and Mr. R. Thomas, who gave a capital rendering of Y Bachgen Dewr," Other items of special interest ing were a quartette by Mr. J. James and party, a male voice party led lry Mr. Hugh Morgan, who sang Hiraeth," a ladies choir conducted by Miss Evans (Penybryn), who sang "Clvchau Aberdovey," and the United Choir under the conductorship of Mr. J. c James (Lletty-spens), who gave ane rendering of the anthem, NN-Iwn." The duties of accom- panist were admirably performed by the Misses J. Jones (Minafon), and M. E. Hamer-Evans (Hoard School). The usual votes of thanks brought a most enjoyable evening to a close. The greatest praise is due to Mr. J. James, Mr. Meurig Edwards and Mr. J. Thomas (secretary), for the great pains they have taken to provide such a musical treat.



Iairbourne, near Barmouth.

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