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LLANILAR. DOG OR VAMPIRE, WHICH ?—The neighbourhood just now is greatly perturbed and exercised over an animal, or rather a beast of prey, supposed to be of the canine genus, which nightly prowls about in search of domestic game and animals, and already two calves, sixty sheep, and a large number of fowls have been sacrified to appease his sanguinary craving. So deftly does he extract the blood of its victims that one would be led to conclude it was the work of a skilful butcher. Sometimes portions of the flesh are eaten, but as a rule the carcase is left severely alone when all the blood has been drawn. Armed parties have undertaken nndnignt excursions in quest of the supposed witch-dog or vampire, bnt he eludes all their strategies and artifices, and evades all their best aimed shots. As a consequence, the farmers, perforce, house their flock at night. Superstitious tales are at a discount. RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION.—A meeting was held at Carmel Chapel on Tuesday evening to consider Mr. Loxdale's reply to the petition which was presented to him in June last against religious instruction which obtained at that time at the Llanilar National School. Mr. Loxdale's reply, as interpreted by Mr. John Parry, resolved itself into the following proposal Instead of abolishing altogether religious teaching in the school, it was proposed to set aside three days a week for Scripture history pure and simple, and that the remaining two days be appropriated for Church catechism. But in order that the time set apart for the ordinary lessons might not be encroached upon, the school would in future be opened at 9 instead of as heretofore at 9.30. The attendance during this extra half-hour would be absolutely voluntary, the school proper commencing at 9.30 as usual. Subsequent speakers pointed out that as their great objection, viz.: compulsory attendance at catechism classes, had been removed they could see nothing in the proposal to cavil at or object to. It was therefore proposed by Mr. Daniel Morris, and seconded by Mr. J. Edwards, that the proposal be accepted, and this when put to the meeting, was unanimously agreed to. Mr. Parry was requested to acquaint Mr. Loxdale with the decision of the meeting, and also to thank him for his kindness in. and attention to the matter.

London Letter.



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