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St. David's Day Festivities.




BORTH. OBITUARIES —During the past few days several deaths have occurred in the neighbourhood. On Tuesday, Richard Edward Richards, formerly an assistant grocer, died after a short but painful ill- ness, at the age of 24 years. The deceased was much respected by all.—After a long illness the death took place on Thursday of John Jenkins, mariner, Adelaide- place, at the age of 50 years. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon at Penygam cemetery. The Rev C. Jones officiated. The deceased leaves a wife and three young children to mourn their loss. His wife, who is also unwell, was unable to be present at the funeral. A collection was made for her and the young children at the funeral.—At Wednesbury on Wednesday week, the death took place, after about twelve months illness, of Miss Maggie Walters, niece of Mrs Rees, Taliesin House, at the age of 23 years. The deceased was well-known in Borth, having spent a considerable time at her niece's residence. The funeral took place at Wednesbury on Saturday. RECOGNITION.—On February 22nd at 112, Regent- street, London, a presentation was made to Capt. W. D. Jones, Convoy House, of this place, of a silver bowl on ebonized plinth by Captain R. C. Coates and his regiment as a token of respect and esteem for the worthy seaman who steered them o'er the main to South Africa. The following inscription is carved on the bowl by the Goldsmith and Silversmith, Company —"Capt. W. D. Jones. S.S. Montford, in reminisence of a pleasant voyage to the Cape on S.S. Montford from his military friends on board, November- December, 1899." Capt Jones has arrived for the second time at the Cape with the Imperial Yeomanry and H. A. C. Battery. There was a large number of persons present to witness the presentation. Capt. Jones who is one of the principal masters in the famous firm of Elder Dempster and Company,^brought home the charger of the late lamented General Wauchope. All who know Captain Jones acknowledge that he is full worthy of the great trust reposed in him, and we are glad to find that he has by his peaceful avocation been able to render his country a no mean service in its hour of trial and peril. CONCERT. On Wednesday evening a grand coucert was held at the ball rooms in aid of the Congregational chapel funds. Rev, J. C. Evans occupied the chair, and was supported on the plat- form by the Rev. J. Llewelin. Miss R. A. Jenkins, Rock House, acted as accompanist in a very credit- able manner. The following was the programme Part-song, the Talybont party pianoforte solo, Miss Florie Mevys; solo, Mr. Basil Hughes; the Board School party; solo Miss Lizzie Davies, Glanywern duett, Messrs. Prosser and Lewis solo, Mr. J. Harries recitation, Miss C. J. Pritchard solo, Miss L. M. Jones, Aberystwyth pianoforte solo, Misses Rees and Meredith solo, Miss Hughes, Corris; the Talybont party; solo, Mr. J. A. Jenkins; solo, Mr. Tom Jones; the Aberystwyth party; Pianoforte solo, Miss Blodwen Jones solo, Miss Getta Davies Board School party solo, Miss Mary Davies duett, Messrs Ellis and Williams; solo, Mr. D. T. Morgan, Talybont; solo, Miss Hughes, Corris duett, Messrs. Davies and Evans; solo, Mr. Jonn Harries; solo, Mr. Haydn Jones; the Talybont party; solo, Mr. Meyrick Edwards; finale, "God save the Queen." There was a good attendance, and an enjoyable evening was spent.