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Eglwysfach, Glandovey.







LLANILAR. HAS TAKEN FLIGHT.—The village tub LLANILAR AND KIMBERLEY.— We understand that Mrs J. B. Niblock of Ealing Park, W., youngest daughter of Mr William Morris of this village, is related by marriage to Mr Henderson the Mayor of Kimberley. PENTRELLYN'S POPULATION.—A correspondent draws our attention to a curious and interesting fact in connection with the population of this hamlet, namely, the preponderance of widows and old maid. and asks us if we can account for it. We caniu ■. unless political economy has something to do wit it. THE M. & M.—The engine of the market train due at Aberystwyth last Monday at 10 15 a.m. was disabled opposite Pantmawr and was delayed an hour in consequence. When the passengers found that the train got to a stand-still a rush was made to the windows as if they expected the Boers to appear on Pantmawr Castle where by the way, no doubt many a battle has been fought before now by our ancestors in the long time past. NoBoers how- ever appeared, but after a little waiting an engine was seen coming to the rescue from the directiorj of Llanilar and by its timely assistance the un- fortunate train was soon on the move again. Some praise is due to the railway officials for their quick steps in getting the relief engine to the rescue. A QUARTER OF AN HOUR'S EXCITEMENT.— Shortly after four o'clock on Sunday afternoon last the two and a half year old little girl of Mr Edward Edwards, Ty Mawr, emulating the classic example of Socrates took a lighted candle out in broad daylight, but unlike the great philosopher "Lizzie fach" did not trouble about honest men. She, instead, sought out her dada's hayrick, and set it ablaze. The alarm was promptly spread through the village, and the villagers with scarcely an exception, hurried, pail in hand to fetch water and help put out the fire, but their efforts would have proved futile had the rapid progress of the flames at the very start not been held in check by Mrs Edwards and Mr and Mrs Jenkin Jones, who very soon emptied the latter's large water butt, which was close at hand, and fortunately nearly full. Help soon came, and among the first to arrive was Mr Teddie Hughes who soon set to work like a Trojan. In a few minutes Mr. J. J. Morris came to his assistance, and the two scaling a ladder mounted the rick and began pouring water on as quickly as the many willing hands could hand the buckets up. The flames by this. had reached the boards of the hayhouse, and things were looking serious, and in spite of their splendid pluck the two had to descend on account of the suffocating volumes of smoke which filled the space between the rick and the zinc roof. But if the rick was to be saved it must be done from the top, so after a brief rest, up went the dauntless two again, and while one poured the water on, the other pitchforked the smothering mass to the ground, while Messrs. William Morris and Thomas Evans hammered down the burning boards. It was just about this time that a some- what comic incident occurred. While the two stalwarts on the rick were battling with might and main with the fiery elements, a running comment and innumerable orders were hurled at them from the people below. The sweltering two stood it patiently for a time, but eventually they gave vent to their feelings by shouting, Oh, hang it; it's easy enough for you down there to talk you hold your tongues and just hand the water up." And they did. Meanwhile, inch by inch, second after second, their magnificent efforts told, and they were fast getting the mastery over the flames. That's right neighbours hand the water up to them as quickly as you can. Now they have the flames well under, a few more seconds, and bravo, the rick is saved, all but a few hundredweights. The rick, it should be mentioned, is.situated in the garden surrounded by the cowhouse and sheds, and about a dozen yards from the house and separated from the village school by the width of the roadway only, and each and all would have been in jeopardy if the flames had not been subdued. Mr. Edwards, the owner, was from home when it all happened. PETTY SESSIONS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd. Before Mr. D. C. Roberts (chairman), Mr. Thos. Griffiths, and the Rev. T. Mason Jones. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE.—William Jenkins was summoned at the instance of the Croyddyn Upper School Board for not sending his two children regularly to school. The number of times the children had been absent being proved by Mr. Morris Morgan (clerk).—The Bench imposed a fine of 5s. in each case.—A summons for a similar offence had been taken out against David Jones, Tanrhiwfe'len, also in respect of two of his children. —A similar penalty was imposed in these cases. FURIOUS DRIVING.—Morgan Morris was charged with furious driving on the highway on the 8th ult. P.C. Richard Griffith said at about 4 p.m. on the date named he saw defendant driving a pony and trap down Rhydyfelin Hill. He was driving as fast as he could from top to bottom, and was whipping the pony all the way, and continued to do so until he went out of sight. The reins were hanging loose, and defendant had no control over the pony. Defendant had bis mother in the trap with him. Cross-examined, the constable admitted that accused was not galloping, but, he was going at a very sharp trot down the hill.—The Bench im- posed a fine of 5s. and costs. CHARGE AGAINST A PUBLICAN.— Evan Evans, Farmers' Arms, Llanfihangel Croyddyn, appeared to answer two charges, viz., selling to drunken persons on his premises, and for permitting drunken- ness on his premises. P.C. M. Thomas said at 8-30 on the 9th December last he visited the Farmers' Arms, and amongst others in the kitchen he saw Lewis Powell and Evan Pugh Evans, the latter being defendant's son. Both were supplied with beer. At 10 p.m. he saw the two persons named leave the house. Both were drunk, and in a short time they became very disorderly. He asked them. to go home, but they refused for some time. Later on he saw defendant and asked him why he had given so much drink to the young men, and he said his son had gone past him. The other man had paid for two pints for himself and for one for his son.—A witness named John Thomas Evans, living at Minffordd, gave corroborative evidence as to H, (ljhllrbance outside thf house, and Evan Powell, Llanfihangel, Croyddyn, also gaveevidence in support of the prosecution.—Defendant then entered the witness box, and >aid Lewis Powell and Evan Pugh Evans came into his house jween 8 and 9 o'clock. A man named Pugh also came in with them. They remained till 5 to 10. They were quite sober on leaving his house. There was a scuffle outride the house, and then the constable came up. He did not tell the constable that Powell had paid for two pints and Evan Pugh for one. Cross-examined, defendant -aid he was in the house the whole of the evening. His wife supplied the beer to Powell and Evans. He (him- self) was perfectly sober, and had had nothing to drink that day. For the defence defendant's wife, Isaac Pugh and James Lewis. Cnwchcocli; Johh Morgan xilaenrhos; Lewis Powell, Llanfihangel; and K:c ird Evans, Tanllan; were called, all of whom swore that the two men named by the con- stable left the premises quite sober.—The Bench imposed a fine of 20s and cosi .,i i the charge of selling to drunken persons, but the charge of per- mitting drunkenness on his premises was dismissed. AN UNINHABITABLE HOUSE.-At the previous sessions David Jenkins, Glangorse, Llangwyryfon, was ordered by the Bench to make certain repairs to a house of which he was the owner, and which had been declared unfit for human habitation by the sanitary inspector. Jenkins now appeared before the Bench and said that the tenant (John Evans) had refused to allow the workmen to do anvthine to the house. Evans, who was also present, denied this statement, and said he was quite willing to give every facility to have the work done, and always had been.—Jenkins thereupon promised to have the work done, and the Bench ordered him to-have it completed within a month.