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: YR WYTHNOS.

Y Senedd

Y RHYFEL YN AFFRICA.

Llith o Landyssil.

; MACIIYNLLETH.

LLANILAR.

ið- BARMOUTH.

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BARMOUTH. THE BRIDGE -At the meeting of the directors of the Cambrain Railways Co., held in London last week, it vAO stated that the work of strengthening the Barmouth Bridge cost £ 3,200. LOCAL ELECTIONS.—As those who aspire for municipal and other local honours have been nominated to serve on the various pubic boards, the possibility is that there will not be a contest to fill the seats on the Board of Guardians, Urban District Council, and the School Board for this distict. ST. DAVIE'S DAY.-The Welsh Presbyterians worshipping at Park Road Chapel held their annual concert at the Assembly Rooms on the above night, when a large number were present, and a sub- stantial sum realised (most of the artistes gave their service free of charge), which will be appropriate for 1 iquidating the remaining debt on the chapel. The members of this young branch, which is an offspring of Caersalem Chapel, have worked assiduously since the cause was established a few years ago. The Rev R. Ernest Jones is the pastor. ACCIDENT.—On Saturday night week an elderly woman was coming down from Penygraig after ten o'clock, where she had been attending an in- valid grandchild when, turning a sharp corner, being pitch dark, she ca,me in contact with some- thing laying on the steps which caused her to tumble, and in the fall she was badly hurt. This something turned out to be a drunken man, or a man who had made a beast of himself. Should not the Urban District Council see that the lamps are not put out till all the public houses are closed, as this is only one of several accidents that have happened through drunken people laying across the steps on dark nights. TEMPERANCE.—Early Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock united temperance meetings are held alternatively at the various Nonconformists chapels, the ministers that occupy tbj pulpits for the day are invariably the speakers, Itill the attendance is but meagre. This may arife from the apathy of the churches on the great temperance question.— St. David's Welsh Church Temperance Association weekly meetings in connection with this church are held every Tuesday evening at the Schoolroom and are largely attended, not only by Conformists but by Nonconformists as well. A varied pro- gramme is provided for each meeting. Last Tuesday evening Mrs Ann Blacker, a retired captain of the Salvation Army, gave one of her stirring addresses on temperance, the first she has given in the vernacular. At the close several sigiaed the pledge, which is invariably the case at each of the meetings. Mrs Blacker, who is a native of this town, joined the Salvationists when in service at Northwich several years ago, and soon became a very useful member, and did some splendid work in the Army. After being appointed a captain she visited Cheshire, Yorkshirire, Lan cashire, and even Glasgow in the north. To hear her relating some of her experience at the latter place when visiting the slums as to the low state and the depravity of their occupants caused by drunkenness is really heart rendering.

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