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LLANARTH. PREFERMENT.—His many friends will be glad to learn that the Rev. D. J. Jones, curate of Llan- arth, has received the appointment of assistant missionary in the Diocese of St. David s. Mr. Jones is a young man specially suited for the work, and is much respected by the inhabitants of Llanarth, amongst whom his departure will be greatly regretted. BLACKSMITH'S UNlo-The blacksmiths of Llanarth and district have recently met to consider the present situation in regard to the increase of the price of iron and coal. All the members were of opinion that in order to get a fair return for their labour the prices of work would have to be increased. The printed rules and prices of the Lampeter Blacksmiths' Union have been under consideration, and these have been favourably reported upon. This Union also decided to draw out a price list for adoption in the district, and this was presented to another meeting held at the Club Hall, Llanina Arms, on Saturday last, and approved of. PRESENTATION,—An interesting -meeting was recently held at Alderman Davies's Schools, Neath, when Mr. D. J. Davies, formerly of Llanarth, and for many years headmaster at Neath. received presentation which had been subscribed for by "old boys and other friends. It was felt amongst a number of former scholars that some token of their regard should be offered to their old master on his leaving Alderman Davies's Schools in order to take up the mastership at Melyn under the Neath School Board. The movement was heartily taken up with the result that a handsome illuminated address and a purse of gold were handed to Ir. Davies with many expressions of go, i will and friendship. The chair was taken by the Rev. A. F. Evans. rector. The following per- sons spoke in high terms of Mr. Davies's good qualities and abilities The Chairman, Alderman Edward Davies, J.P., Messrs. D. Davies, T. Price, H. Evans, F. Taylor, J. Phillips, F. H. Brunton, J. Gi Davies, B.A., Newton, P. Davies, T. Brown; and G. Jarvis.

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