UWCHYGARREG. DEATH.—The death took place very suddenly on Thursday last of Mr Richard Tudor, of Soar. at the advanced age of 79. Deceased had been for many years a shepherd in this district, and was greatly respected by the villagers. He leaves three daughters to mourn their loss, with whom much sympathy is expressed. The furneral took place on Saturday last at the cemetery, Rev the Wnion Evans officiating at th house and graveside.
TREGARON. W ATCHIGHT.-At eleven o'clock on New Year's Eve, in accordance with an ancient custom in the town. the Wesleyans held a meeting at their chapel, Mr J Thomas preaching. The place was well attended, and the service all through was very appropriate to the season. FUNERAL.—As announced in our last issue, the funeral of Mr E H Bebb, Camerfawr, took place on Wednesday at the C.M. Cemetery, Tregaron. The Revs Morgan Evans, Tregaron, Rees Morgan, Llan- ddewi, and John Bowen, Pontrhydfendigaid, offici- ated. The funeral was an exceptionally large one, shewing that the whole neighbourhood was in sincere sympathy with the bereaved widow and her little children. The chief mourners were the widow, three brothers, sister, and father. MONTHLY MARKET.—The weather turned out very wet, which was rather against the attendance of buyers at this fair on Tuesday, but the prices were very fair, and the demand was very satis- factory. Cows with calves sold at from Z14. Our correspondent states that the farmers would act for their own benefit should they discontinue the ruining habit of selling to buyers between the markets. This undoubtedly has a tendency to keep new and additional buyers away and, thereby, of keeping the prices down. CHARITY.—On Saturday afternoon and evening last a tea party and Christmas tree were given at the National School in aid of Dr Barnardo's Homes. Mrs Powell, Sunny Hill, supplied all the necessaries, and was assisted at the table by Mrs Powell, Glan- brenig. Admission was through tickets—Is 3d, 9d, and 6d each respectively. We are glad to state that this worthy object was largely patronized, and that a considerable amount was obtained towards the Homes. Mrs Powell is to be praised for moving in this direction, which, as a rule in this neighbourhood, receives but little attention. NEW YEAR'S DAY.—This day- was one of exceptional rejoicing at Tregaron, being the day of the annual turn-out of the ancient Friendly Society of the Bee Hive. The weather being fine, it was very favourable to the day's proceedings. The lively sound of the Tregaron Brass Band was heard early in the morning when on the march to the meeting place of the members. The procession was formed in front of the National School, and started at 10-30 to the Vicarage, where the Vicar with Mr C Le Brun Powell, Sunny Hill, and Mr C W Powell, who are honorary members of the Society, joined. The procession then returned to Church, where the Vicar preached from St John, second chapter, 16-17 verses, his remarks being very appropriate and effective. The general meet- ing of the Society was held after the religious service. The Vicar was for the second time elected chairman, and the Treasurer (Mr T Jones, postmaster) was again re-elected. The Secretary (Mr D Thomas) also was re-elected. Eighteen new candidates for membership were proposed and accepted, and it is to be hoped that these young men will deem it a wise step to join the Society.
Cywiriad Gwall. [To the Editor of the Welsh Gazette]. Sir.—I beg for a little space in your valuable paper to correct an error which happened in your report of the Goginan Competitive Meeting in your last issue- Your correspondent stated that a party of eight from Cwmerfyn under the conductorship of Mr J James won on the tune "Tanyeastell," whereas no party competed on that piece under the conductorship of J James, the winning party being the Penllwyn party, under the conductorship of Mr J Hugbes,PenbGntpren. To be fair to the Penllwyn party I hope these lines will be published, Yours truly, DAVID DAVIES, Secretary.
ST. DOGMELLS. DE.ATII.-Wecleeply regret to record the death after a short illness, of Miss Nellie Rogers the youngest daughter of Mrs Jane Rogers, Mwtshwr, St Dogmells. Deceased who was only sixteen years of age, was a faithful member at Blaenywaun Church. She died on the 26th ultimo, and was buried the following Tuesday at Dlaenywauil cemetery. PRESENTATION.—Mr Garfield Jones, the eldest son of the Rev E Talfryn Jones, Seion, Llanelly (formerlyi pastor of Blaenywaun and Gerazim) was presented last week with a gold watch and chain at Llwynpia, Rhondda Valley, on his departure from the place. His employer, Mr Jenkins chemist, pre- sented him with the gold chain and his numerous friends the gold watch. SCHOOL BOARD.—An extraordinary meeting of the Board was held last Wednesday week to con- sider the applications for a new headmistress for the girls' department.— Captain Geo. Richard, (chairman) Messrs H 0 Davies and W Gwynne and Mr E Davies, deputy-Clerk were present.—There was only one applicant for the headmistresship and as this candidate's qualifications were not entirely satisfactory, it was decided to advertise again, and ask Mrs Evans the present headmistress to continue in school for another month.— The Board in conjunction with the medical officer, D Havard, have considered it advisable as th measles are still prevalent, to close the schools fo anther week.
NEW QUAY CHRISTMAS TREE.—A very successful Christmas tree was held at the Tabernacle Vestry last Friday evening, when the children enjoyed themselves with a cup of tea and some games. DISTRICT COUNCIL.-The vacancy on the New Quay Urban District Council, caused by the death of Mr Wm James, North End, has been nlled by the unopposed return of Mr John G Rees, builder and contracter, who is a pronounced Radical und not untried. MUSICAL SUCCESS.—At the London College of Music Examinations which took place last month, Mr C Marsfield, Mus. Doc. L.C.T., F.R.C.O., being the examiner, the following pupils of Miss Thomas, L.L.C.M., Affines House, were successful. Intermediate section J K Davies, Guildhall, and Elizabeth Rees, Morfa House. Elementary section: Greeta Thomas, Bodwina. The result reflects great credit on Miss Thomas as a teacher of music. A SUCCESSFUL MEETING.—On New Year's evening a very successful entertainment and com- petitive meeting was held at Towyn Congregational Chapel. The meeting was announced to commence at 6 30 p.m.. but long before that time the building was quite full, in fact there was not an inch ot space unoccupied. The Chairman, the Rev D M Davies, commenced punctually to time and, after wishing the large audience a very happy New Year, called upon Miss Ryda Rees (bronze medalist) to give a pianoforte solo. This was rendered in good style, and was much appreciated by the audience. This was followed by a song Nelly's Faith," by Miss Rosalind Lewis which was rendered in very good taste. Among many interested events which took place, the questions on general knowledge given by Mr Jenkin Jones, Brynaman, proved a great success, some of the answers given by Master Stanmor Lewis created roars of laughter, for in- stauce. Question Who is the chairman of the Urban District Council 7 Stanmor, Wm Evans, clerk. Question Who are the magistrates of New Quay—those people who add J.P. to their names ? Stanmor, J P Davies, Cambrian House. No one was able to answer the question Who is the county councillor tor New Quay ? So it may be taken for granted that the C.C. is quite a stranger among the rising generation of the place. Another very interesting event was the recitation of Herler's hymn Bydd goleuni yn yr hwyr," eight contested and the competition proved very close and exciting one. The first prize was awarded to Miss Annie Sarah Evans, and the 2nd to Miss Ryda Rees. In the impromptu speech again Stanmor Lewis carried the prize with honours, with Lewis iscott Jones second. In the general knowledge competitions Mr D Rees Davies was first, and LeA\is Scott Jones second. The pennillion singing which with a local colouring by Mr Jenkin Jones, Brynaman, simply brought down the house, and he had to accede to an encore. Special praise is due to the Misses Etta Thomas, Dora and Emy Davies for the excellent way they had prepared the children for the choruses and the action songs. The singing by the children was in itself a real treat, and many no doubt would hail with pleasure another opportunity of hearing them again. For the best poem on the "Fisher- men of Cardigan coast," the prize was awarded to the Rev D M Davies. The following was the pro- gramme for the evening Pianoforte solo, Miss Ryda Rees song, Nelly's Faith," Miss Rosalind Lewis adroddiad." A welwch chwi fi," D James Davies; dadl, J B Williams and Evan Evans; chorus, 41 Babylon is fallen," Miss Thomas and party solo, Mr Joseph Evans; adroddiad, It Yr hen lane," Maggie Hopkins;adroddiad, "Priodas Ann a Hugh," Evan Evans duett, Miss Mary Davies and E 0 Davies adroddiad, Enw ar yr Eira," L Ketmia Jones occupation song, Miss Dora Davies and party adroddiad," Collii'r ysgol," J H R Evans adroddiad, 44 Y gwyddel ai fochyn," Evan Hopkins; quartette, Naomi Jones and party recitation, 44 The reason why," T H Williams recitation, Fie for shame my Polly," J G Jones adroddiad, 44 Yr eneth deg benfelen," D J Davies adroddiad, Ceunewydd," Stanmor Lewis adroddiad. Wrth fyned ir gwely, E Ithel Jones action song, the Chinaman," J P Davies and party; adroddiad, 44 Blodau'r claf," Nellie Catherine Jones can 41 Myfi sydd yn magu'r baban," Miss Glendora Jones; song, 44 Jingle Bells," Miss Thomas at.d party adroddiad, Dwy law," Magdalen M Davie; duett, 41 Billy Hood," Alice Philipps and party adroddiad, 14 Paid rhoi dy fys yn y potes," Lizzie Davies song, "On the Zuyder Zee, Rosalind Le wis; adroddiad. Lewis Scott Jones penillion singing, Mr Jenkin Jones adroddiad, "Hanes fy Nhadcu," Stanmor Lewis adroddiad, 44 Dalwyd y Cadnaw or Diwedd," M Davies; adroddiad, 44 Breach of promise," Mr D Enoch song,44 Eleven little dolls." Miss Dora Davies and party song, Mr Jcscph Evans. The adjudicators were the following gentle- men—Recitations &c.,Rev W Jones, Bethel music, Messrs G Ivor Davies, J P Davies, and Evans poetry, T P Evans, Caewedros.
LAMPETER. PRAYER MEETINGS. During this week the customarv prayer meetings of the first week in ilie year are held each evening at the various places of worship WATCHNIGHT SERVICE.The Wesleyan denom- ination held their annual watchnight service at the Wesleyan Chapel on Wednesday evening last, the pastor Rev W T Ellis officiated. MONTHLY MARKET—The usual monthly market was held on Monday last, but owing to the great demand for trussed poultry during the past week, the supply of live poultry was consequently small, and prices were high. FOOTBALL —For the fourth time in succession Mr Strand Jones was at Llanelly on Saturday even- ing last, selected to play full-back for the-Welsh International team at Swansea on Saturday next, against England. SUPPER-The members of the St Peter's Church Choit, together with those who assisted in the management of Thursday night's operetta Nvi-r(! -ii Friday evening last entertained by the Rev and Mrs Jones, Vicarage, to a splendid supper at tie Walter's Commercial Hotel. The caiering wa., ably carried out by the proprietress, Mrs Walters, and needless to state all present thoroughly enjoyed themselves f SCHOOL BOARD.—A meeting o the members of the School Board was held on Thursday last at the Clerk's office, the Vice-Chairman (the Rev Evan Evans) presided. The other members present were the Rev R C Jones and Mr William Davies, with Mr D F Lloyd, clerk. There was no business for trans- action. The Clerk -*reported that the accounts for the past year were audited on the 16th December and found correct. NEW YEAR'S DAY.—This day is now regarded as an annual holiday, and the shops were all closed. The old custom of collecting calenig" seems to be as popular as ever, and there was a very large number of women and children about the streets in the early hours of the morning collecting "calenig." Lovers of sport went to Cribin where they joined ,tbe annual meet at that place in connection with the Neuaddfawr foxhounds. WATCHNIGHT SERVICE.—The usual watchnight service was held at the Wesleyan Chapel on Wednesday night, when the pastor Rev T W Ellis preached an appropriate sermon. The service was well attended, the chapel being almost filled. Amongst the congregation was Mrs Enoch J<>ncs, who attended the service for the 66th time without a single break. Mrs Jones was once very popular in these services, more especially on Christmas eve when she took a prominent part in carol sing- ing « THE MERRY MILKMAIDS." The old adage what is worth doing, is worth doing well is an excellent motto which should be borne in mind when organising every movement, and this was undoubtedly the case in the performance given by St Peter's Church Choir on Thursday evening. The choir gave an excellent rendering of Charles H Gabriel's 14 Merry Milkmaids," an operetta in two parts. The College School Hall was filled to its utmost capacity, but notwithstanding the overcrowding, the best of order was ODserveci Dy tne audience. itie stage had been beautifully decorated,and the acting of the company as a whole gave great satisfaction. Mr ART Jones acted as stage manager. Owing to the success of the first performance, a second was given on Friday afternoon, when there was again a good attendance. The proceeds were in aid of tfce Church organ fund. THIS PAPER.The WELSH GAZETTE has a larger circulation in this town and district than any of!,Pr paper. All persons who desire to become sub- bribers should give their names to Mr E S Morris. Ystrad House, manager of the Caxton Hall or Mr H C Morris, Railway Bookstall. The quarter com- mences to-day Is Id per quarter, or 4s 4d a year. HOME-COMING.—Mr and Mrs S Von Davies, Coronation Stores, were accorded a hearty reception upon their return home from their honey- moon. They were met at the Station on Saturday night, by a torch light procession, headed by the town brass band, and drawn in a landau by a large concourse of friends to their home. Mr Davies, having alighted, thanked all present for their kind reception, which was wholly unsought and un- expected on his part. A TREAT TO THE INMATES.—Through the kind generosity of Mr J C Harford, the inmates of the Workhouse were on New Year's Day able to enjoy an excellent dinner. Mr Harford had sent a large quantity of game, which provided a good feast. The gift is an annual one, and illustrate, the sympathy between the kind donor and the inmates. In the afternoon Mr and Mrs Walter Davies, London House, entertained the inmates to an excellent tea, cake, &c., which they all thoroughly enjoyed, after which Mr and Mrs Davies distributed tobacco, sweets, oranges, and handkerchiefs. INTERMENT.—The remains of the late Mrs Sarah Davies, Victoria-terrace, wife of Mr David Davies, formerly of Brynmeddig, whose death at the age of seventy-three years was chronicled in our last week's issue were interred on Saturday afternoon last in the St Pelers Churchyard. The funeral was very largely attended, there being present many persons from Llanybyther. The Revs W J Evans, and D J Jones, officiated. The chief mourners were Mr David Davies (husband), Mr Evan Davids (brother), Alderman and Mrs Joseph Davies, Mr and Mrs Tbos Davies, Llanybyther, Mr John Davies, Mrs Evan Davies, Mr Davies (sons), and Mrs Davies, Mr David Owen, and the Misses Owen, College-street. Floral tributes were sent by the deceased's grandchildren, the Misses Owen, College. street, and Miss Day, London. ANNFAL TEA PARTY.-The members of the Brondeifi Unitarian Chapel sat down to enjoy themselves of an excellent tea, cake, buns, and ot her delicious pastries, which was provided for them by a large committee of ladies at the school- room on Tuesday in last week. Mrs R C Jones, Otrin' re House, was the president of the committee. All Laving done ample justice to the good things provided and the tables cleared, a competitive meeting was held under the presidency of the Rev R C Jones. Mr D Rhoslwyn Davies conducted. The adjudicators were Messrs Timothy Richards, Ardwyn, and Evan Davies, Soar House, who carried out their duties to the satisfaction of the audience. A report of the meeting would be incomplete without a mention being made of the services of Mr Hevin Williams, who has the hearty thanks of all for his incessant labour with the sing- ing. Appended is a list of competitions and prize takers :-Children under eight years of age, hymn tune, 4i Spohr," 1 Sarah Davies; children from 8-12 years, hymn tune Dyhead," 1 Stanley Price, 2 Evan Davies; children from 12-15 years, hymn tune Hermas," 1 Elizabeth Davies singing at sight, 1 Dinah Jones, 2 M A Davies to children under eight years of age, hymn six from" Perlau Moliant." 1; Emlyn Price and Ivee Davies (equal), 2 Sarah Davies children 1-12 years of age, Psalm 113, 1 Stanley Price, 2 Tom Davies; children 12.15 years, stanzas in memory of the lateT H RHughes, Esq., Neuaddfawr, 1 Elizabeth Davies, 2 Martha Evans. DEATH OF AN OLD STUDENT.—St David's College has lost an old student by the death of the Rev Canon D Jones, rector of Marchwiel, near Wrexham. The sad event occurred very suddenly, and it does not seem that Canon Jones bad com- plained of any indisposition. He was about sixty- four years of age, and was educated at St David's College, Lampeter, where he held the Eldon, the Burton, the Welsh, and a Senior scholarships. He was ordained in 1864 and priested the following year by the Bishop of St Asaph. His first curacy was Llangollen, where he worked with great success for six years, and was then prDmoted to the vicarage of Dysertb, in Flintshire, where he remained for eleven years, at the close of which he accepted the living of Llanrbaiadr and Mocbnant, once held by Dr William Morgan, the first tran- slator of the Bible into Welsh. After a period of ten years, during which he did much excellent work, he was appointed to the living of Marchwiel. PROFESSOR WILLIAMS AT LLANBILO.—At St Teilo's Church, Llandilo, on Friday last, the new vicar, Professor Robert Williams, Lampeter, was inducted, in the presence of a large congregation. In the course of a sermon preached by the Bishop of St David's, emphasis was laid on the position of the laity in the ordination service. One of the great principles of the Reformation, said the Bishop, was that of restoring to the laity their Scriptural and proper place in the Church and in public worship. He emphasised the point as it was une of importance. His lordship spoke in the highest terms of Professor Williams, whom he bad known as a pupil and afterwards as a colleague and friend, in whom he was able to repose the fullest confidence. After the service tea was partaken of at the Drill Hall, which had been tastefully decorated for the occasion. The Bishop presided and addresses welcoming the new Vicar were delivered. The Bishop described the new Vicar as one of the most eminent Welsh scholars of the day. Professor Williams expressed gratitude for the warm welcome given him. AN EXTRAORDINARY CASE. ALLEGED CATTLE MAIMING. COMMITTAL OF THE ACCUSED. At. the Llansawel Petty Sessions on Tuesday, before Sir James Drummond, Messrs Meuric Udyd, and Lewis Davies, a young farm servant, named David Evans, of Caeronen Farm, Cellan, was brought up in custody, charged by Superintendent Evans, Llandilo, with maiming a cow, the property of Wm Dd Williams, Postgwyn, Treherbert, be- tween the night of the 27th December and the morning of the 28th.-Mr T G Phillips, Llandilo, prosecuted, and Mr Daniel Watkins, solicitor, Lam- peter, appeared for the defence. Wm Dd Williams, Postgwyn. Treberbert, owner of the caw, said that he remembered the night of 27th December last. About midnight his wife awoke him, and said that someone was knocking the door. He did not hear anything, but got out of bed, raised the window, and asked what was the matter. He did not see anyone, but someone spoke to him. Witness again asked what was the matter. Someone said, "MissDodd, give me a glass of beer." Witness replied that he must go further on, as he did not sell beer. He (witness) could not say that the enquirer was drunk, but he could not form an opinion, as he did not see any- one. A voice again asked, 14 only one glass I want." Witness having replied, put up the window and retired to bed. In a short time afterwards he heard the door of the env-house being opened. Everything was quiet tor three or four minutes when he heard a voice from outside, speaking loud and wild, which he could not understand, as it was a windy night. Then he heard a noise in the cow-house, and the cow began bellowing. His wife then began to cry, and he offered to go down, but she prevented him, as she was very much frightened. He again went to the window, and called out at die top of his voice in Welsh, what is the matter, but, he had no reply. He then went back to bed. He went into the cow-house about 7 30 next, morning and found the trout door closed, the back door wide open, and blood all over the place where the cow >tood. He found: inside a stick, which he now i lentified. He also found that one of the cows had been stabbed on the left side. He then sent for the veterinary surgeon and the police. He did not know the prisoner. By the Bench:—He only heard one voice; it was a strange voice. He had never seen the prisoner before P.C. Morgan, Llanybyther, deposed that on the 28th ult, about 3 p.m., in consequence of informa- lion received, he proceeded toPostzwvn,Penearree. Th< re he found a cow in the barn. It had been slabbed on the left side in twelve places, apparent- ly with a pointed instrument. There was a lot of Mood on the cow. The last witness handed him a cane, which he said be had found in the barn. He then examined the place. At the rear of the premises there was a field, and in this field about 20 yards from the barn door he found footprints. He traced the same through the field for about 50 yards, until he got to the main road leading from Lampeter to Ram. He then lost the foot- prints owing to the rain. He continued his en- quiries, accompanied by the Lampeter police until midnight, but failed to get any clue. Next day, he resumed enquiries, and eventually be found footprints similar to those at Postgwyn on the Cellan Road. He followed them within a yard of Tafarndy, Cellan. There he made further enquiries, and found that the prisoner had slept in the storehouse of Tafarndy on Sunday morning and Snndav night- havinc bepn awnv fmm r.-inrnna-r, -0 -J .,LL'V'I..L& ,U.J.V.I..j-¡U Fari-n, his place of service, since Saturday night. He (witness) then searched the districts of Cellan and Llanfair for prisoner up to 8 p.m., but failed to find him. On the 30th ult., witness left Llany- byther by the 7 a.m. train, aud made further inquiries in the Cellan district, eventually finding out that the prisoner bad been seen at Llanddewi- brefi the night previous. He arrested the prisoner at 12 o'clock that day, and then examined his boots, which corresponded with the footprints 1 tounrt at rostgwyn and Cellan. On the inside of the tips were four nails and outside the tips were six nails on the soles. He had brought a footprint, which represented the boots. He then asked the prisoner to account for himself on the Saturday night previous. Prisoner replied" I was in Lam- peter until stop tap at the Bush, and then went I to the barber's shop to have a hair cut. I then went home." Witness then asked him if be r had slept at his bo ;,e on Saturday night, and PJlsoncr rcplit-o. tiiat he had slept in the storehouse -fafarndy, Ccl!a.i>, .,j; Sunday night with Dai y.\ *•'• iiiither questions, prisoner said that he had nut been =jt Caeronen since Satur- day night,and had not bt in to the Ram. He went straight to Cellait, ;I the stick was not his. Prisoner then began !< .-hiver and pau-e, and said 4 Jim the Glyn told Ilk mm, Mr Dodd wanted to kill a bull, and asked n to -,ome with him to the Ram. I went to the Ram with Jini,atid went into the barn, which Jini Told me was the slaughter house. I then said, ■■ I'll kill the bull." I then took out my knife, wiich I have given to Ben Llanfair, and stabbed rhe bull in the forehead. Jim then told me to it in the heart, as it would bleed sooner. I then stabbed it about the sme. Jim ran away somewhere, and I did not see him again. Then I went out through the back door and went to Cellan. 1 told you an untruth about the cane. That cane is mine, t'm not going to take all the blame." H.iving cautioned the prisoner, he charged him with|nianiiing a cow, the property of Wm D IVilliams. Prisoner replied 1 (iid stab the bull with a knife. Jim Glyn told me that Mr Dodd wanted to kill ii. I was in drink at the time. I am very sorry." He then cor.veyed the prisoner to Llansawel lockup P.C. Morgan added that at about 3-30 p.m. on the same day he saw Jim Glyn referred to; the prisoner being present He witness asked James Davies (Jim Glyn) if he was in the company of prisoner on Saturday night, and he replied Ale I no." Prisoner then said:— "James Davies, I met vou by Teify Castle on Sat- urday night, and you told me that Mr Dodd, Ram, wanted to kill a bull, and yon asked me to come with you. I went with you to the barn, which you said was the slaughter huuse. I then said I'll kill the bull. I took out my knife and stabbed it in the forehead. You then said stab it through the heart, it will bleed sooner." James Davies replied, 14 Be you careful Dai. Do you mean to say I was with you Saturday night stabbing a cow ?" Prisoner replied, I can t swear it was you, but be called himself Jim GI i), and I thought it was you. There was someone with m anyhow." James Davies then asked the prisoner, how was the man dressed. Prisoner replied "As you are now." James replied that, he was dressed in a dark coat and vest, and brought them out of the bouse. James Davies said that he went to Lampeter with Louis Dodd and Miss Thomas, Fron and came back at 9.45., and went to bed. David Thomas, Harford-square, butcher, deposed seeing prisoner under the influence of drink at the slaughter-house on the 27th December about 11.30 p.m. Ben Davies, Llanfair Bridge Inn, stated that the prisoner called at his bouse on Sunday, the 28th ult., about 10 a.m., and asked for a pint of beer. Witness asked him where he had come from, and prisoner replied from the Ram. Witness gave him a pint of beer, and he was treated with another. Witness asked prisoner what was he doing in Ram, and be replied that he had been killing a bull with James Glyn and Mr Dodd, Ram. Prisoner then went away. Wit- ness saw him again about 6-30 p.m., when piisoner gave him a knife which he had promised witness. Mr D P Davies. veterinary surgeon Lampeter, said that he was called to Postgwyn about ten a.m. on Sunday, the 28th ult. He examined a cow. on which he found twelve wounds, which possibly had been inflicted by the knife produced. The wounds were mere scratch s, with the exception of one punctured wound. T ie cow was excited, and seemed to have been abilsed James Davies, Glyn, said that he was not in the company of the prisoner on Saturday night. He went to bed at eleven p ni., and did not get up that night. He did not hear of any bull going to be killed. This was all the evidence, and prisoner, who re- served his defence, was committed for trial to the Carmarthenshire Quarter Sessions, to be held on Friday.
TALYBONT. A BOY IN TROUBLE.—On Tuesday, at the Police Station, Aberystwyth. David Jenkins, aged 13 years, a native of Taliesin, and now in service at Belle Vue, Llanilar, was charged before Mr David Howell with picking the pockets of two women at Taliesin on Friday night last, and abstracting two purses, each containing money. The boy was remanded in custody till to-day (Thursday) at* Talybont Petty Sessions.
MACHYNLLETH. P A ewe belonging to Mr Richard Gillart, Machyn- lleth, dropped a lamb on Christmas Day-quite an early arrival. THE REV D. T. HUGHES, formerly of Machyn- lleth, was last week inducted at the Parish Church, Talsarnau, to the rectorship of Llanfibangel and Llandecwyn. The ceremony was performed by the Archdeacon of Merioneth, assisted by the Rev J Hughes, vicar of Penrhyndeudraeth, and the Rev H Williams. SCHOOL BOARD.—A meeting of the School Board Was held on Friday morning last when there were present—the Rev W S Jones (chairman), the Rev Josiah Jones, and the Rev J D Jones, with Mr D D Williams (clerk). The meeting was called for the purpose of making arrangements for the opening of the new school buildings, and it was decided that the ceremony should take place on the afternoon of Thursday, February 12th, and that invitations to attend be sent to Cel. E Pryce-Jones, M.P., Mr A C Humphreys-Owen, M.P., the Urban District Councillors and the officials, the Governors and staff of the Intermediate School, Mr Darlington (H.M. Inspector), Principal Roberts, and the architect and contractor. EISTEDDFOD DYDD CALAN. The annual Church eisteddfod, was held on New Year's Day at the Town Hall. At the afternoon meeting Mr D E R Griffith, L and P Bank, pre- sided, in the absence of Mr F M Campbell, who was called away to London ;*and the duties of con- ductor were taken by Mr D J Davies (Glan Teifi.) The evening meeting was presided over by Mr R Gillart, and in the absence of Morfa" (the Rev DT Hughes), the conductor, Gl,.in Teiti" again took charge of the proceedings. The treasurer was Mr Edward Edwards, and the secretaries Messrs D J Davies and W Williams, Skinner's Arms The usual vote of thanks was passed to the presidents at the end of the afternoon and evening meetings. The duties of accompanists were ably Undertaken by Mrs Dr Davies and Mrs Trevo- Jones. Appended is a list of the competitions and prize winners:—Eisteddfod song, Mr E Edwards. Recitation hymn 271 (boys under 12); 1 Alf. Pierce. Adjudication, crochetted or knitted lamp mat (girls under 14), 1 Maggie Humphreys 2 Betty Whittaker. Solo (girls under 17), Breuddwyd y Frenhines," 1 Dorothy James; 2 Edith Davief, Pianoforte solo, "Air du Dauphin" (under 16), 1 Ellen Grace Jones. Recitation, hymn 569 (girls under 12), 1 Louisa Owen 2 Blodwen Humphreys. Solo for boys (choir), Flower from Mother's Grave," 1 Eddie Pearce. Tenor solo, I'll sing thee songs of Araby," 1 E Edwards. Trio for girls under 17, Fair Flora Decks," a party from Bow Street gained the first prize. Linen apron (girls under 16), 1 Nellie Evans, 2 Betty Whittaker. Quartet, Lux Benigna," 1 D Williams' party. Essay, Sir John Edwards, Bart., Plas, Mach- ynlleth," 1 Demmedrys," Llanbrynmair. Best wit, one minute allowed, divided between Rowlands Bow Street, and E Edwards. Writing 97th Psalm, 1 Kate Williams, 2 Maggie Humphreys, 2 Blodwen Humphreys. Juvenile choir contest (not over 16 years of age), 1 Graig Juveniles. Selections of Welsh airs on fife or whistle, 1 Owen Arthur. Evening meeting: Eisteddfod song, Mr D Williams. Duett, Mae Cymru'n barod ar y wys" 1 Erfyl Watkins and Trevor Jones. Sofa cushion in patchwork (girls under 16), 1 Marie Greenfield; 2 Nellie Evans; 3 Mabel Morris. Solo for any brass instrument" Jennie Jones," 1 B Davies, Corris. Freehand drawing of an elephant (children under 12), 1 Stewart Williams, 2 Alf Pearce. Recitation, Ymsom y Ilofrudd," 1 R Jones. Carved wooden knife and fork with date 1903, 1 R Jones, Doll. Soprano solo, 44 The Snowdrop," 1 Misd Frances Lewis. Nightdress, (girls under 16), 1 Nellie Evans, 2 Blodwen Humphreys. Contralto solo, 0 thou that tellest," 1 Ellen Grace Jones. Pair of d'oyleys (females over 18), 1 Mrs James, 2 Miss Edmunds, Llanfyllin. Bass solo, Is not His word like a fire 1" 1 D Williams. Best wit, Owen Morris, sen. Male Voice Choir, Rock of Ages," John Lumley's party. White linen table centres worked in silk (girls under 16). 1 Edith Lewis. Brass Band contest, 0 Father, 1 Corris Brass Band, 2 Aberllefenny. TRADESMEN'S ANNUAL HUNT. This popular event was held on New Year's Day, when there was a gathering of some hundreds of sportsmen at the kennels, Llynlloedd, both on horseback and on foot. With their usual kindness Messrs R and E Gillart provided a substantial breakfast and other refreshments, to which full justice was done. Amongst those present at breakfast were Messrs R and E Gillart, David Gillart, Mrs Miss and Masters Jones Evans, Fron- gogo Mrs Sturkey, Frongoch: Major and Mrs Hugh Bonsall, Galltyllan; Dr A O, Miss and Master Davies, Penrallt; Mr and Mrs D E R Griffith, London and Provincial Bank, and Master Geo. Griffith; Mr Howard Daniel, Towyn; Mr R Jones, Yet. surgeon, Towyn; Mr and Master Latimer, Corbett Hotel, Towyn; Mr and Mrs Davies, Wynnstay Hotel; Mr and Master, Jenkins, Jfational and Provincial Bank Councillor John Pugh, and Dr Pugh. There were also at the meet Mr John Evans, merchant, Mr Carruthers, Mr Gribble, Mr Owen Morris, a veteran sportsman, Mr Sydney Griffiths, Mr Pearce Ellis. Sergt-Instructor Wilson, Mr D P Jones, Mr W Sadleir, Mr George Prvce. and many others. Hounds drew Llynlloed, Gellylydan, and Cae Bobian woods blank and the woods in the direction of Llyfnant Valley. A fox was, however, started on Caerhedyn farm at about three in the afternoon and he was hunted without a break until about eight o'clock at night when the hounds were reluctantly called off. In this respe t it is one of the most remarkable runs of the season and fully maintained the traditions of the New Year's Day meeting which is so much looked forward to by all lovers of hunting in the neighbourhood. Huntsman Hughes had his pack in excellent fettle. It was at .the request of the farmers of the district that Lord Henry undertook the keeping of a pack of fox- hounds as well as one of harriers. The result has been to greatly reduce the number of foxes, which used to do great damage, and at the same time to provide good sport. Hares being very plentiful in the district the harriers have enjoyed excellent sport during the season, killing as many as three and four in a day. URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of this Conntil was held on Tuesday last at the Town Hall, Mr J M Breeze (chairman), presiding. The other members pre- sent were Messrs David Smith, Richard Rees, Edmund Gillart, Richard Gillart, John Thomas, Evan Reese, J 0 Williams, and Richard Owen, with Mr John Rowlands (clerk), Dr A 0 Davies (medical officer), and Mr Evan Humphreys (surveyor). GAS MAIN AT IORWERTH-TERITACE. The Clerk reported that he had sent a com- munication with regard to the laying of this main, but had received no r<ply.—Mr Edmnnd Gillart did not think that the master should be allowed to drop. He suggested that the Clerk write asking for a reply.—The Chairman remarked that it was time they had a reply.—The Clerk said that, he -asked in the letter for names of owners of pro- perty near, but he had not received any.—It was decided that the Clerk write asking for a reply. CAEBACH DRAIN. The Clerk reported that the drafts of the agree- ments between the Council and SirWatkin Williams Wynne, and the Council and Lady Londonderry, had been returned signed. A few words in Lady Londonderry's agreement had been crossed out by Mr Gillart, but the Clerk suggested, if agreeable to Mr Gillart, that the agreement stand as already drawn.—The Chairman suggested that the matter be left between Mr Gillart and the Clerk, and this was agreed to. ABSENTEE. A letter was read from Mr R Gillart informing -the Council that Lori Henry Vane Tempest re- gretted that he would be unable to attend the meeting. SPEED OF MOTOR CARS. A communication was read from the Mont- gomeryshire County Council forwarding a copy of a resolution passed at its last meeting. The re- solution was as follows Resolved that the Local Government Board be informed that in the opinion of the Council, a number should be conspicuously attached to all light locomotives while in use upon any highway, main road, or thoroughfare, either by night or by day."—Mr Richard Rees explained that be brought the matter forward, and that this was the result.—Mr R Owen asked what was the object of having a number attached.—Mr Rees: So as to identify the owner.—The Clerk, in answer to a question, said they could regulate the speed of locomotives by other means.—Mr Edmund Gillart asked had they any power to make byelaws ?-Tbe Clerk: No.—The Chairman thought they should wait until the Council had decided upon some steps.—Mr R Gillart asked were they right in allowing a matter of that kind to slip by. A serious accident mig-ht occur, and he thought somebody's notice should be drawn to the speed of motor cars.—Mr Edmund Gillart proposed that a communication on the matter be sent to the local Bench.—Mr Richard Owen seconded, and the proposition was carried unanimously. FINANCIAL. The Finance Committee recommended payment of bills for the past month, which were passed. The annual small payments in lieu of lamp posts, etc, were also passed.—The Clerk. before reading the report of the Collector, said that be did not receive the books until that morning, and he had, therefore, been unable to certify their correctness. -Mr Richard Gillait, proposed that the Collector's attention be called to the resolution passed, that, the books should be delivered on the Friday previous to the date of the meeting.—This was seconded and agreed to.—The books showed that the amount of rate due was L405 17s. £ 127 lls4d had been collected and paid into the Treasurer's hand*, leaving a. balance of P,278 5s 8d due.—The Collector (Mr D Davies Williams) said that the next meeting would be the last but one of the year. It would be necessary to give final directions with regard to the collection of the rates. He wished to know whether it was the wish of the Council that he should present a list of all those in arrears.- It was decided that the Collector should present the list as suggested by him. INSANITARY BUILDINGS. The report of the committee appointed at tie previous meeting to visit stables in the town ws read. With regard to that of Hugh Hughes, it wis resolved that the Clerk should inform him that tie building had been erected in contravention of tie bj'clawi;, and that if he used it, it would be on lis own.'responsibilitv. It was decided that WmWillian^ be informed that the plans of his building could lot be passed, and if he proceeded with the buildng he would do so on his own responsibility. ?he building of R Jones should be demolisbed.-Mr Edmund Gillart remarked tkat if Williams had proceeded with the building he bad gone agcinst the Council. If they had byelaws he tboughtthey should be adhered to and not be violated at people's own will and pleasure.—Mr David Smith: Wlat is there against the plans ?-The Clerk: They a'e not in accordance with the byelaws generally.—Mr David Smith did not think Williams was dtfying the byelaws. It was done through ignorance—Mr Edmund Gillart It is not ignorance when ae has been told.—Mr II Owen Is it a nuisancet-The Surveyor: No.—Mr Richard Rees asked vas the manure taken away Iaily?- Tbe Surveyor: Yes Mr R Owen thought that as there was no ruisance they could pass the matter on.—Mr E Gilart said it was not a matter of whether there was a luisance or not. If building of that kind were jut up as they bad been, he did not know where it w)uld end. The next person who pnt:npa buildin:wouH say "you allowed Mr Williams to pu4 up a buildirg without sayinsr anything, so why do you stop rœ? "-The Chairman That is hardly correct, as itstates in the 'report that if he proceeds with the biilding, he does so at his own responsibility.—Mi E Gillart said they should treat all on the same footing. The Chairman As far as I understand, t113 bye-laws do not treat with sheds.—Mr Evan Reese said the bye-laws treated with stables,-It did not matter whether they were of iron, stone or wood. He would like to have the view of the meiical officer on the subject.—Mr K. Owen said they could leave the matter, and if the surveyor found any nuisance there, it could be demolished.—Mr R Gillart said he thought they were in a curious position with regard to theee places. One of these men lad not been stopped, until be had completed the building, and he was not sure that another man aad not been allowed to go on to a certain extent, before being warned. They had, however, full power at any time to have them removed, if ttey became a nuisance. There was no doubt that they should not have been built; one of them was so bad that it had to be removed. The committee took into consideration the possibility that other people might come forward with plans, and so they pro- tected themselves by adding the words already referred to.—Mr R Owen proposed that the com mittee's report be adopted. This was seconded and unanimously agreed to.—The Medical Officer said that these places had been put up ivdiscrimin- ately by people who did not know vhat to do. This building had been put up, and no plans bad been submitted, and it was almost completed when they went to see it. He did not tlink people should do things like that. There was a liability of Z5, and he thought the Council should take some steps to stop such proceedings.—Mr Richard Gillart suggested that in order to carry into effect what the medical officer had said, notices should be printed and circulated stating that no building was to be put up without plans being submitted and passed. He proposed this be done.-Mr R Owen seconded the proposition was agreed to. STREETS AND SANITARY COMMITTEE. This committee recommended, on the Medical Officer's report, that the manure heaps in the Park should be removed.—This was agretd to.-Arising from the Inspector's report, the Conmittee recom- mended that provision be made in the next estimates for the procuring of a firehose, and also the preparing of side walks in the town.-Mr Richard Rees thought they should ttst the hydrants at times, so as to be prepared for fre. They were never tested, and if a fire occurrjd they perhaps would not work. He suggested toat the Surveyor be instructed to test them.—The Chairman thought that would be a very good plan. He did not think they knew exactly where the hydrants were.—The recommendation was a(lopte(i.-A communication had been received from the Home Office drawing attention to the fact that a she was required at Nantcerrigyclocbdy Quarry, an the Committee recommeeded that one be procured, the cost not to exceed 35s. This was agreed to. APPOINTMENT OF GOVERNOR. The next business was to appoint a governor to represent the Council on the County School Governors, in succession to tjie Rev D T Hughes. Mr Richard Rees proposed M* J M Breeze. He had taken a good deal of interest in education at Machynlleth for many years. He bad been a very staunch supporter of the school, and in his opinion, Mr Breeze would be an acquisition to the .r. '1 mt__£"'1L_ 130cjy —Mr David ttmitn seco><iea.—xne unairiijuli (MrJ M Breeze)said he would rILtber not be appointed. —Mi Edmund Gillart was proposed by Mr R Owen, but be also declined, and Mr David Smith pro- posed that Mr Breeze be pressed to accept the position.—This was agreed to, and he was eventu- ally appointed. SMALL FOX. The Medical Officer asked to be allowed to say a few words. They had nc doubt heard that there had been an out-break of small pox at Newtown. That was a matter of great importance, as they had no means of isolating anyone in the town, should an out-break occur. It was necessary that some means of isolation should be provided.—Mr Richard Rees remarked that at Welshpool they bad prepared for it. He quite agreed with what Dr Davies bad said. There was a lodge at New- lands which he understood was vacant.—Mr Evan Reese: No, it is not.-ldr R Rees Well, I think we should prepare for the worst.—Dr Davies sug- gested that a letter be sent to the Master of the Union Workhouse stating that in case of anyone going there from the direction of the infected area, they should be thoroughly disinfected before being taken in. The danger was that it would come in in that way.—Mr Richard Rees proposed that the matter should be referred to the com- rnittee.-Ali- R Gillart proposed that a sub-com- mittee be appointed, as it was a serious matter. This was seconded and agreed to, and the follow- ing were appointed The Chairman, Vice-Chair- man, Messrs John Thomas, Henry Lewis, and Evan Reese.—It was afterwards decided that a letter he sent to the Workhouse Master, as suggested by the Medical Otricer.-Dr Davies remarked that there was great safety in vaccination, and if any person of the town was desirous of being vaccin- ated as a precaution againt an outbreak of small pox, he was prepared to vaccinate gratuitously. -Mr Richard Rees said the townspeople should be acquainted with this offer. The Medical Officer said that he was being visited that day by aGovern- ment:official ,who he wassure would help them about getting the isolation hospital. With their permiss- ion he would draw his attention to the matter.— Mr R Gillart thought it would be advantageous if the committee waited upon him.—This was eventu- ally agreed to.-Mr Edmund Gillart: What time is the vaccination? The Medical Officer: Any time you like. I do not think you want it again (laughter). Mr Gillart: No thank you. Once is enough for me (renewed laughter). DATES OF FAIRS. Mr R Gillart said that he thought it would be very desirable to have cards printed and distributed about the country giving the dates of fairs. It was done at other places, and was much appreciated being very useful. He proposed that this be done for the year 1903.—Mr H Rees seconded, and the proposition was carried unanimously. FORMATION OF A LIBRARY. REPLY FROM MR CARNEGIE. The Clerk reported that after the public meeting held at the Town Hall with regard to the establish- ment of a Public Library, a letter was written to Mr Carnegie's secretary, informing him of the steps decided upon, and stating that the Public Libraries Act had been adopted, and that action would be taken to secure the required amouut. He received the following letter in reply, dated the 17th Dec,, which was written from New York :—" Dear Sir,- Yours of the 7th October received. As a supple- mentary income of £35 per year would mean the raising of at least L1000, and as in any event a tow. of this size would not receive more than iClOOO for its building from Mr Carnegie, it does not seem a very practical proposition. James Bertram." The Clerk said that the letter implied that if they pro- ceeded with the movement, they would have a contribution of E1000 towards the building. He took the latter part of the letter to be a question whether they considered P.60 was sufficient,although in hiA previous letter he said that L60 was the amount, to be guaranteed. He thought Mr Carnegie was willing to meet them. The question for them to consider was how to make up the money. In his opinion, they were now in a position to go on with the matter, after informing him that they were pre- pared to find a site.—The Chairman asked would it not be well to go round, and see if they could collect the £ 1000.—Mr R Owen said the only way was to go round and get the money. Did they con- sider that contributions from the chapels were a permanent source 1 After a few years, it would be more difficulty to raise money.—Mr Edmund Gillart said it was not supposed to tell Mr Carnegie what propositions were made with regard to raising the money; simply to inform him that they were prepared to fnd it.—Mr R Owen asked could they not call a (ommittee.—The Clerk said he thought the Council should take the matter in hand.—Mr R Owen said i,itey must ecure the £1,000 first before they could get the money.—Mr R Rees asked how did the Clerk interpret the last paragraph.—The Clerk said they were expected to consider whether they thought B60 a year sufficient. He took it that they were invited to answer the letter.—Mr R Rees asked what was their position as a Council in buy- ing a site.—The Chairman said the Council could procure a site independent of the penny rate.—Mr Edmund Gillart said it was due to those who attended the public meeting to inform them of the reply from Mr Carnegie as it would create more enthusiasm. He thought a public meeting should be called and the letter laid before it so as to decide on what course to take.—Mr Evan Reese asked would it not be well for the Council to be prepared to offer a site.—Mr David Smith proposed that a public meeting be called to consider the matter. -Mr R Owen How far can the Council go in providing a site?-The Cleik: I do not think there is any limit.—Mr R Rees said that it would be well to call a public meeting, and the ratepayers could ask the Urban Council to take the matter in band. It wasmost important tojhave the voice of the ratepayers on the matter.—The Clerk reported t,hat one application had been received asking the Council to provide a site. i.e., from the Coronation Committee, which was a most representative one.- Mr R Gillart asked what harm was there in going to the public meeting and saying that they were prepared to find a site. It would be better policy to go to the meeting and consider the letter there, —The proposition that a meeting be called was then seconded and carried unanimously -Mr Evan Reese suggested that the time of the meeting should be at a quarter past eight on Friday even- ing, and this was agreed to. He also proposed that the Clerk write to the Uwchygarreg and Isygarreg Parish Councils on the subject, and this was also agreed to. NEW YEAR'S DAY EISTEDDFOD. [To the Editor of the Welsh Gazette]. SIR,-There is no doubt that there was an impression that the above eisteddfod had established itself as an annual institution in con- nection with the Church Sunday School at Machynlleth. If it is to remain so those interested must take the necessary steps to present a repetition of the causes for the poor competitions on almost every item throughout the day and especially the musical part. Hoping to draw the attention of the committee to the fact that the public have noticed things were not as they ought to be and thanking you inticipation of allowing this letter to appear in your next issue.—I am sir, yours truely, Machynlleth, EISTEDDFODWR. January 5th, 1903. ..ii i •
NEWCASTLE EMLYN. (Other items on inside columns). FooTBALL.-This popular game is evidently in a flourishing state at Newcastle Emlvn just now. On Wednesday last the Emlyn Wanderers played the Emlyri Wednesday, and ran out victors by five goals to f(ia, On the following Friday the Llandyssil Rovers journeyed down and met the Wanderers. This proved a very interesting combat, but both teams lacked in combination. It resulted in a draw of one goal each. The Wednesday will play the Llan- dyssil 1st IX on the 21st inst, at Llandyssil, when, undoubtedly, a very exciting game will be witnessed. We are pleased to note that so many of our young men participate in this healthy and invigorating I ng pastime. They evidently bear in mind the old adge 11 mens sand in corpore sans "-a sound mind in a sound body. We hope that the real Welsh game- Rugby, will be adopted in preference to the Associa- tion code next season. CWRDD NOS CALAN.—An interesting competitive meeting was held at the Cawdor Hall, on Thursday evening, xflien the Rev J Symlog Morgan presided. and Mr J Phillips, headmaster of the Grammar School, conducted. Mr Phillip Davies (Ap Myrnach), Aber- porth, adjudicated the singing, and Mr J Phillips the recitations, etc. Miss Evans, Brynderwen, and Miss Williams, Danygraig, acted as accompanists to the satisfaction of all concerned. The following awards were made :—For best rendering by male voices of Croesi'r Anial," Emlyn party led by Mr Llewelyn Thomas best rendering of Y Blodeuyn Ulat by a party of twelve voices (mixed), Emlyn led by Mr LI Thomas. The prize for quartette 44 Niwl y Glyn was divided between Mr John Davies and friends, and Mr Ll Thomas and friends duett (soprano and contralto), Miss Thomas and friend duett (tenor and bass), Messrs Ll Thomas and D R Davies tenor solo, Mr John Williams solo, for children under 15, divided between Lizzie Davies and Maggie Davies quartette (at first sight), Mr LI Thomas and friends impromptu speech, Mr JNatn. iwans reciting Islwyn's translation of "Abou Ben Adhem," Miss Blodwen Rees reading unpunctuated passage, Mr Natli Evans best prize bag, Miss Elizabeth Evans. The duties of secretary were carried out by Mr A H Maurice, Adpar.
PONTERWYD. | CLADDEDIGAETH.—Dy#d Sadwrn. y 27ain o'r mis diweddaf, rhoddwyd gweddillion marwol Mr Rowland Rowlands, Gwarllyn, i orwedd yn mhridd- ellau mynwent Ponterwyd. Gwasanaethwyd yn yr angladd gan y Parch J Edwards, a Mr E Jones, Erwyd House. Yr oedd Mr R Rowlands yn un o aelodau hynaf eglwys Ponterwyd. Derbyniwyd ef yn gyflawn aelod yn 1842, pan ydoedd rhwng 20 a 21ain oed. Bu trwy ei holl fywyd yn hynod o ffyddlawn yn ngwasanaeth yr Arglwydd, Anaml y byddai boreu oaoooui yn oiynea neibio net) ton Rowland Rowlands yn y bregeth, a byddai yn dod nos Sabboth ar hyd llwybraa anhygyrch i'r capel. Nid oedd yn credu ei fod yn meddu argymhwysder i wasanaethu yn y cysegr, ond yn y cynteddoedd nid oedd neb yn fwy ffyddlawn nag" cf.-Dy(ld Mawrth. y 30ain o'r un mis, claddwyd un arall o aelodau ffyddlawn y Methodistiaid yn Ponterwyd, sef Miss Rebecca Hughes, Penybont. Yn ol ei dym- I uniad cafodd ei chladdu yn mynwent Ysbytty Cyn- fyn. Gwasanaethwyd wrth y drws gan y Parch J Edwards, ac yn yr Eglwys ac wrth y bedd gan y Parch C Evans, Vicer. Cafodd Miss Hughes ei dwyn i fvnu o'i babandod yn yr eglwys, gan fod ei mham yn wraig pur grefyddol. Bu yn ffyddlawn fel ath- rawes yn yr Ysgol Sabbothol am lawer o flynydd- oedd. ac yn sicr nid oes neb o athrawon y lie hwn wedi bod yn foddion i gychwyn cymaint o blant yr Ye-d Sabbothol yn mhen eu ffordd i wybodaeth Ysgrytbyrol na Rebecca Hughes.
CARDIGAN. NOT FORGOTTEN.—We are glad to find that this year again, Mr Morgan-Richardson has, in accord- ance with his usual custom at this time of year, given £ 10 towards the poor of the town. The amount is allotted yearly amongst the various places of worship in the town to be distributed as their respective officers think be-st. Needless to add that this invariable generosity of the kind- hearted donor is much appreciated. SCHOLASTIC SUCCESS.—Mr David Thomas, son of Mr William Thomas, 10, Ninian-road, Cardiff, is to be congratulated on his success in winning one of the two best scholarships for natural science in Sydney College, Cambridge. It is not long since we chronicled his success in passing the London matriculation at the earliest age possible. Mr Wm Thomas, above mentioned, is a -1 Cardigan boy," being a brother to the late Mrs Griffiths, Queen's Head.—The numerous friends of the Rev David Griffith Phillips, rector of Cilrhedyn, will be pleased to hear of the success of his son Herbert Phillips, who has been elected to a major exhibi- tion of £ 60 in natural science at Jesus College, Oxford. MKCHANICS' INSTITUTE.-For a great number of years complaints have been rife of the purloining of newspapers from the Reading Room before the specified time by those persons who have bought the same at the annual sale. In order to, if possible, prevent this, the Committee this year decided that members only would be allowed to attend the sale, consequently the attendance was not quite up to the usual at the sale held last week. The bidding, however, was brisk among those present, and at the close the total was only a matter of a few shillings less than last year. The auctioneer was Mr W Woodward, who gave his services gratuitously, a vote of thanks being passed to him on the motion of Dr Rees, County School, seconded by Mr 0 Beynon Evans. PARISH TEA.—One of the events of the year which is eagerly looked forward to, is the annual tea and entertainment in connection with the St. Mary's National School, better known as the parish tea and concert." This took place on Wednesday week afternoon and evening, being as usual a most marked success. Tea was served at four p.m., and was well patronised. The tables had been beautifully decorated with ornamental plants and cut flowers, and literally groaned under their weight of eatables of the choicest kind, which had been provided by the ladies in charge, among whom were the following :—Mrs Davies, the Castle; Mrs Davies, Claremont; and Mrs Parkinson, Priory- street Miss North, Mrs Haden, Miss Lewis, Lloyd's Bank; Mrs John Evans, High-street; Miss Phillips, Bridge House; Miss Rowlands, and Miss Morgan, Mrs Davies, Stanley House and Miss Clougher, together with numerous helpers. In the evening at 7-30 p.m. a short programme of vocal and in- strumental music was given by the following :— Pianoforte duet, Misses May and Linda Lewis, Lloyd's Bank; song, By the Fountain," Miss Thomas, Llechryd song, The Inchcape Bell (encored), Mr B T Jones; comic song, Our Side (encored), Mr Seaborn6 Morgan; trio, The Milk- ing Maid," Messrs Kendal, Owen, and Williams; song, Mr Teddy Owen. The latter part of the pro- gramme consisted of a farcical sketch entitled, 44 My Lord in Livery," with the following char- acters, Lord Thirlmere (H M S Pinafore) Mr Egerton Jones; Spiggott (an old family butler), Mr Llewelyn Davies; Hopkins (a footman), Mr J L Stokes; Robert (a page boy), Master D Alfred James, St. Mary's-street; Sybil Amberley (daughter of Sir George Amberley), Miss Alice James, Cae- morgan; Laura and Rosa (friends of Sybil), Misses Georgie and Rita Potter, Black Lion Hotel; the latter of whom undertook the part at very short notice, owing to the illness of Mrs LI Davies. The piece was exceedingly well performed through- out, all taking their parts in a capital manner. Mention should be made of the thorough manner in which Mr Llew Davies took the character of the old family butler. He did his part. as was remarked by a lady on the way out, as a born actor." The chairman of the evening was Captain T H Williams, mayor, who carried out his duties in a satisfactory manner. The singing of the National Anthem brought to a close one of the most successful entertainments held in Cardigan tor some time. We think we should not let the occasion pass by without remarking that the behaviour of the boys was most satisfactory, and a great improvement on former years. We under- stand there is a good surplus in hand which is to be devoted to the building fund of the National School. Next year, owing to the Education Act being passed, the money will be available for some other deserving cause, and we cannot do better than suggest that it be devoted towards the funds for a district nurse, which is being talked about at present, and we feel sure that the various chapels of the town will unite and hold a concert or other entertainment for such a worthy object. The matter is worthy of support, and surely if Cilgerran can afford to get a nurse, Cardigan ought to be able, because there is, if anything, more need for one in Cardigan than Cilgerrau. CARDIGAN RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. The usual monthly meeting of this Council was held on Saturday last in the Council Chamber at 11 a.m. when there were present Mr W Picton Evans. chairman Messrs Thomas Evans, J Jones, James Evans (Ferwig), Thomas Hughes, Evan Williams, and Captain Morgan. Sinitation.—The Sanitary Inspector reported that he had no formal report to make, but that he had been attending to those cases of complaint at Llechryd which he had reported at the last meeting. He was also pleased to say that the district was free of infectious diseases. Penffynon Well.-The Inspector reported that he had given Mr Morgan-Richardson the two sketches of the proposed improvement, but bad received no reply. He had called at the office on Friday and had been told that Mr Richardson could give no answer until he had seen the tenant. The matter was therefore deferred to the next meeting. Banltydyffryn Water Supply. — The following notice was on the agenda To consider the letter from Local Government Board declining to sanction the proposed loan of £ 400 for execution of works of water supply at Bankydyffryn, and to consider means of raising the amount."—The Clerk read the letter from the Local Government Board and the Chairman explained further some of the objections of the Board to the loan.—After a con- siderable and lively discussion it was decided, on the suggestion of the chairman not to come to any conclusion what to do that day, but to adjourn the matter until the next meeting, the Chairman and Clerk in the meantime to look into the matter and find out the best means of raising the money. Aberporth Beach Road.-A letter was read from the Surveyor suggesting the erecting of some pro- tection at a dangerous part of the road near Aber- porth Post Office. Previously the old footbridge afforded this protection, but that had now been re- moved and the spot was now dangerous to pedes- trians.—Mr T Evans suggested that, the best thing would be for a small committee with the Surveyor to visit the place to see what was necessary to be done, such committee to be empowered to carry out the work. —This was seconded by Mr J Evans and carried. The committee to consist of Messrs Hughes, Williams, and Morgan. Claim, for -Dantages.-A letter was read from Mrs Evans, Dyffryn, Aberporth, drawing the attention of the Council to the damage done to her lands in constructing the waterworks and enclos- ing a bill of £ 6.—Mr J Jones suggested that the work had improved the land and not damaged it.- Mr T Hughes said everybody knew before they pro- ceeded with the work that some damage would be done,"but he should likeJMrs Eviansto mention what itwas". He knew of a field of corn which was damaged and she certainly ought to get something for that, and if Mrs Evans mentioned some of the items the Council could better see the extent.—Mr Evan Williams suggested that E6 be paid, it was very reasonable and only what they expected.—The Chairman, however, suggested that the Clerk write acknowledging the receipt oft he letter and askMrs Evans to mention particulars of damages. This was eventually carried.
HENLLAN. HENLLANITES ought to feel very proud of their talsnted musicians who have scored so well during Christmas and New Year's Day. Mr Eben Jones, Tyhwnt, is to be congratulated on winning the silver cup in a baritone solo competition at Newcastle Emlyn. WEDDING.-On December 30th Mr Eben Jones, Cwrws Farm, Llandyfriog, was married to Miss Edith Jones, daughter of Mr John Jones, Bargod Villa, Drefach. Their friends wish the happy couple every success and happiness. DEmisF,It is with regret we have to chronicle the death of Annie, the little daughter of Mr and Mrs Jones, Cross Road. Her mortal remains were buried on Monday, December 29th at Henllan Churchyard. CAPEL DRixi)oi).-Da oedd gan wyr Capel Drindod gael cwmni Mr Rbystyd Davies yn eu plith ar ddecbren y flwyddyn. Efe sydd wedi ei ddewis i fod yn fugail ganddynt. Boed undeb gwresog bob amser yn 'ffynu rhyngddo a r braidd ac ar bobl yn gyffredinol.
Wales in London. The popular evangelist Miss Rosina Davies, of Treherbert, will conduct services on Sunday next, and on the following Sunday, January 18th, at Waltbamstow. The first general meeting of the Glamorgan Society, the latest county society to be established in London, will be held on Saturday evening, the 17th- inst, in the Australian Room, Inns of Court Hotel, Holborn. Since the inauguration of the Society last month, a bundred and thirty members have joined it. Lord Windsor is the president, and the list of vice-presidents includes the names of the Duke of Beaufort, Lord Dunraven, Lord Aberdare, the members of Parliament for tbe various constitu- encies in the county, and other gentlemen con- nected with Glamorgan. Mr Ben Davies, the Jcelebrated Welsh tenor, at- tained his forty-fourth year on Tuesday. He was born in:the Swansea Valley, and educated at the Royal Academy of Music, where in the ceurse of three years be won the bronze, silver, and gold medals. In 1882 be joined the Carl Rosa Company as leading tenor, and in 1887 made a reputation iD London by singing in 44 Dorothy," 44 Doris," and The Red Hussar." In 1891 he appeared as Ivanhoe, at rthe Royal English Opera, and his rendering of Faust in Italian won for him the offer of an engagement at La Scala, Milan. This, bow- ever, be refused. In 1894 he sang for the first time in tho U"nrl",l VAcfiual AU ¿.a.; &.08.1.. Shortly after noon on Saturday a violent storm of bail and rain passed over London and the district around. For some minutes partial darkness pre- vailed, and there were several flashes of lightning, accompanied by peals of thunder. the early morning had been fine, with bright sunshine, but the wind suddenly veered round, becoming some- what boisterous, while heavy clouds obscured the sky. In portions of North and South London the storm was exceptionally severe. There was a strong wind blowing, and at about twelve o'clock it increased to a gale. Large hailstones came down with great force. So severe was it for a time that a good deal of the vehicular traffic was brought to a standstill. A largely-attended meeting of working men was held at Deptford Broadway on Sunday morning for the purpose of urging upon the Penrhynquarrymen the necessity of remaining loyal to the principles of trade unionism and to pledge them support. Mr Bartlett (London building trade),who presided,said that as the representative of that industry he was in a position to state that the various'organizations in connection with the same were determined to continue to help the Welsh miners until the success- ful termination of their struggle. Mr Macdonald (Tailors) moved the following resolution That this meeting of members of trade unions, temper- ance and friendly societies, calls upon the Penrbyn quarrymen to continue their gallant struggle in the interest of trade unionism, and pledges itself to spare no pains in sending them all the financial aid possible (applause). They had the forces of labour at their backs, and despite the fact that labour had received several nasty blows, it was still able to show that. it was as strong as capital (applause). The resolution was carried with acclamation. A pretty wedding took place last month at St. Andrews Church, Croydon, between William Archi- bald Williams, a sergeant in the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, now at North Oamp, Aldershot, and son of William Williams, divisional inspector, Metropolitan police at Croydon, late of Llangwyry- fon, and Miss Nellie White, the only daughter of Mr White, Whytleaf-road, Purley. The bridegroom was in full regimental dress with the Egyptian medals he won at Omdurman when the regiment distinguished itself under Lord Kitchener. The bride wore a dress of pure white silk, trimmed with lace, a wreath of orange blossoms with a tulle veil, and carried a handsome bouquet of white chrys- anthemums and asparagus fern, her train was borne by little Georgina Williams, who was dressed in white silk liberty frock and hat to match, carrying a basket of white flowers. Miss Williams and Marion Rose, who were dressed in grey cloth cos- tumes and large white picture hats trimmed black with silver buckles, acted as bridesmaids and looked very pretty. The bride who was given away by her father looked charming. The bride- groom was attended by Mr Rupert Adams of Bishopsgate-street without, as best man. The Vicar of that parish officiated. A large number of friends and others had gathered at the church and showered the happy pair with rice and confetti as they left the sacred edifice. The party afterwards went to Cambrian Villa, Stretton-road, the residence of the bridegroom's father to partake of the wedding breakfast. In the evening Sergeant and Mrs Williams left by train for Brighton for their hoaey- moon, the bride wearing a travelling costume of blue cloth and grey hat trimmed with blue velvet and lace. A large number of valuable presents were received by the happy pair, including gifts from Messrs E M Evans. Islington; Adams, City; Wilkins, Croydon Mrs Herbert Chedrei, Norwood, the parents, bridemaids, and many others. The hrideeroom is among the voungest who holds such an importantnon-commissioned rank in hisMajesty's Foot Guards, and his friends believe that he will take his place among the commissioned officers at no distant date.