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ECHOES OF THE WEEK. I

THE- WELSH UNIVERSITY OFFICES.

TEA AT MAESCANNER CHAPEL I

THE SOCIETY OF RAILWAY SERVANTS.

THE LATE MR. H. J. HOWELL.

BOARD OF GTTARDIANS —

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I MUSTARD AND CRESS. I ———— ————— Mr. John Bourne is recuperating at Tenby. An interesting local marriage is to take place in & few days. Fourteen girls have been capped M.A. at Edinburgh University. Mr. Chamberlain says he derives more pleasure from gardening than politics. Mr. Harry Bowen was referee at Swansea on Satur- day aud Easter Monday. The midnight express on Thursday did net arrive until two o'clock on Good Friday morning. The football tournaments, announced for Good Friday at Halfway, have been postponed until Saturday next. Mr. Jehu Thomas, Llanelly, was one of the adjudi- cators at the Pembroke Dock Eisteddfod on Easter Monday. A large number of the Llanelly scholastic fraternity are at Swansea, attending the annual conference of the N.U.T. Melodrama is the order of the week at the Royalty Theatre, the boards being occupied by the play entitled The Gambler's fate." The Queen's famous plate of solid gold has been removed from Windsor to Buckingham Palace in readi- ness for the jubilee celebrations. Earl Cawdor has returned to Stackpole Court from a voyage to the West Indies, and has considerably improved in health by the change Miss Claudia Williams and Miss H. J. Williams took part in a sacred concert held at the Royalty Theatre on Good Friday evening. There is nothing like law for holidays. The solicitors' offices in Llanelly were closed on Thursday and were not reopened until Wednesday morning. It is high time we had a new set of Intermediate School governors. A quorum is the exception at the various meetings summoned in the usual way. The chairman of a meeting at which the Rev. Ossian Davies was a speaker the other day, said that Mr. Davies was Ocean in name and Ocean in speech. Rapid progress is now being made with the laying out of the grounds environing the Town Hall. It is evident that our municipal authorities intend surround- ing themselves with a miniature Paradise. Mr. John Bourne, all ex-chairman of the Llanelly Borough Council, and Mr. John Griffiths, the present vice-chairman, were in conclave at the Gate Hotel, Tenby, on Easter Monday. The magistrates had a short sitting yesterday. Nowadays, the court rarely rises on a Wednesday until late in the afternoon. Yesterday, however, all the business was despatched shortly after noon. The fancy dress ball tomorrow evening under the auspices of the Llanelly Cricket Club promises to be a great success. A large number of friends from adjoining counties will be present on the occasion. The Llanelly Town Band prize drawing is postponed to May 15th. Tickets to be had from Messis. Tom Hughes, J. Hansard, and James Samuel, and members of the band. Book of 6, 2s. 6d., book of 12, 5s. single tickets od- A Llanellyite, recently returning home from his holidays, walked into Merthyr Tydfil station, and in asking the booking-clerk for his ticket, simply said, SoSpy.n fach, please." The ticket was handed over without any further inquiries. The chorus of the Greek war song is as follows :— Sons of Greeks Let us go In arms against the foe, Till their hated blood shall flow In a river past our feet. A well known Ebbw Vale politioan, who was at a church meeting at which the organist was receiving a testimonial, expressed the hope that Mr. would live for many years to enjoy the present of which he was the recipient." The present was the sum of ten pounds. Mr. John M. Howell, J.P., of Aberayron, brother of Mrs. D. Evans, Goring Road, was elected chairman of the Cardiganshire Joint Standing Police Committee on Thursday last. He is also at the present time chair- man of the Parish Council and of the Rural District Council of Aberayrou. This is absolutely true. A minister near Swansea, during one of his ministerial visits, expressed to a mother his regret that her son John was not a fall member ot his chapel, aud added, "You are a most honourable member i you attend the meetings, you pay regularly the pew rent, and you entertain the preachers handsomely. Cannot you induce John to follow your example ?" It's no good," replied the mother; John has joined the Oddfellows this last two years." Says a writer in the Mornincj Leadei-By the way, I can fancy worse ways of getting a living than that suggested in the following advertisement:— GENTLEMAN, wishing to add to an inade- quate income, OFFERS his SERVICES to Ladies desiring an Escort for Theatres, Amusements,. Social Functions, or Extensive Travelling speaks French and German. There is a refinement about the allusion to an inade- quate income" which I like. It is far nicer than talking about being "hard up," or"stoney broke, or up a tree," in Queer-street," or anything of that sort, and it means very much the same thing. I hope he will get taken on. I should like to see him in the active duties of his profession at a social furition- The Pupil Teachers' unbeaten record in the domain of football will have to be amended. Last Thursday an "inspired paragraph" appeared in this column to the effect that the Pupil Teacher's team was the only one in the district with an unbroken record, having played two matches and won two. On Thursday a second match was played with the team of the Inter- mediate School, and the Pupil Teachers went under. Six yuars ago to-day (says the Western Mail) Major Jones took a step which it would be interesting to know if he regrets. It was on that day that he resigned his appointment as United States Consul at Cardiff in order to embark on the squally sea of politics. Car- marthen Boroughs fell prone at the major's feet, and he blossomed forth an M.P. Now, after six years we find him devoting his energies and eloquence to journalism, politics knowing him no more. Since Adam cut his initials in the bark of the tree of Eden boys of every generation have done the same. In the neighbourhood of the once famous Ffrwdvale "College," in the top end of Car- marthenshire, there can be seen the initials D. L. P." and T. D., Dowlais." These were cut half a century ago by Mr. D. Long Price, the present Carmarthenshire county treaurer, and the Rev. Thomas Davies, who recently retired from the pastorship of Siloah Chapel, Llanelly, The two were fellow-students at the famous old seminary. A fact that may excite some curiosity is that local ironmongers have been doing a particularly good trade in gardeners' tools this season despite the unfavourable weather. The explanation offered is that in fine weather, these tools are loaned over the garden walls from one to the other. This season, however, there has been so much rain that each possessor of a tool has required it all to himself, as the opportunities for using it have been so few. His neighbour has, there- fore, been obliged, to purchase the tool for himself. It's an ill wind that blows nobody good. On Easter Monday two solicitor's clerks, residents of Llanelly, determined after a long and laborious consideration, to spend the afternoon at the Mumbles, whither they proposed to journey on their bikes." Not long after their arrival at the favourite watering place, the rain came down in torrents and the question of returninghome had to be immediately discussed. A suggestion was made that the machines should be pawned, and the pledges redeemed another time. Eventually, this suggestion was ruled out of court, and the trippers resolved upon wheeling their bicycles home through the mud and rain. It would be unkind to disclose the time when they reached home. Another Crimean veteran has passed away in the person of Lewis Hughes, of Carmarthen. Hughes, who was about 70 years of age, enlisted in the 1st Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment (late 381;h) in 1816, and saw a good deal of active service. After a couple of years in North America the regiment landed in Gali- poli, in 1854, and went from there to Varna, eventually landing in the Crimea and taking part in the Battle of Alma. Lewis Hughes also fought at Inkerrnan, aud was present throughout the seige and fall of Sebasto- pol, and was engaged at.the attack on the cemetery. At the outbreak of the Mutiny, Sergeant Hughes landed with his regiment at Calcutta, and, being despatched to the front, took part in several minor operations on the road to Lucknow, and as a non- commissioned officer in the light company of his regiment saw some stirring times while bringing a seige train from Agra to Cawnpore. He took part in the capture of Lucknow, under Sir Colin Campbell. After fourteen years' service the old soldier was granted a free good conduct discharge. He was in possession ot three medals (one being the Turkish medal), with clasps for Alma, Inkerrnan, Sebastopol, and Lucknow. Since leaving the Army, Sergeant Hughes servtd. in the Cardiganshire and Carmarthen Borough Police, and was superannuated from the latter force six years ago.