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THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE COUNCIL.

LOCAL INTELl JGENCE.

!MARRIAGE OF MR. R. GORING…

THE LOCAL PILOTAGE. -.-

RETURN OF MISS ELEANORI JENKINS,…

OUR VOLUNTEER CORPS.

THE SECOND XI. CRICKET TEAM.

ITHE PROPOSED PARK.

THE LOCAL POLICE AT BRYNCAERAU.

BEHIND SWANSEA ROAD.

I WELSH IN OUR SCHOOLS.

BLACK CLOTHES AND A BLACK…

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BLACK CLOTHES AND A BLACK BAG. On Easter Monday a local brewery traveller was in the Amman Valley, canvassing his customers for orders aud delivering accounts, and receiving payment for as many as his silvery tongue could win. He always carries a black bag, but does not always wear a black I suit. On Easter Monday, however, he douned the sable suit, in the first place because the alternative suit was dirty, aud secondly because it was Easter Monday. When he stepped out of the train at Ammanford, he looked for all the world like a Methodist preacher on a" bitb," the black clothes fitly harmonising with a native pious exterior. It so happened that on the same day the Methodists of the district were engaged in a great musical and preaching festival, but our friend, not being a Methodist, passed by the sacred edifice in favour of the "pubs," where he was busily engaged all the morning. At mid-day, while in search of a re- freshment house, he was met by a number of Methodist deacons, who immediately assumed that our friend was "one of the visiting brethren," and almost carried him into the vestry, where a substantial meal had been laid, and of which he, nothing loath, sub- stautially partook. In the afternoon, he was again engaged in recommending barrels and receiving payment of accounts rendered," and had completed the day's business when he was again accosted by the deacons and once more fared sumptuously in the vestry. For shame's sake, he resolved to attend the evening service, aud return home by the special late train. In the chapel he was observed by one of his vestry friends, and a solemn deputation waited upon him to introduce the service. Rumour deponeth that at this juncture the bubble burst, and that the truth was disclosed, but we dare not vouch for its accuracy.

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