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FISHCUARD. Convalescent.—Everyone will be gratified to know that Mr. W. R. Williams, Inspector-Gen- eral of Irrigation, Cairo, Egypt, is now ap- proaching convalescence after a trying opera- tion for appendicitis. For Strumble.—On Wednesday afternoon Mr. E. W. Rees, head-master of the National Schools, accompanied his boys to Strumbu Head for an object-lesson on the working of the intricate but beautiful mechanism. The day was fine, and the outing afoot was keenly enjoyed. The exhaustive description in last week's "Guardian," of the lighthouse formed the text-book and reference. Four Flashes.—The reflection of three of the four flashes from the Strumble Head "lantern" are visible evening at Fishguard and the sur- rounding district. Of course, the side of the light facing seawards is not visible, hence the impression that the flashes are but three in number. It is the fact, nevertheless, that the light gives four flashes every fifteen seconds. Sad Demise—There died in France a week ago Miss Kathleen A. Day, formerly of Whit- church, near Cardiff, niece of Mr. S. P. Jones, of the "Western Mail," in her thirtieth year. The deceased, who was highly accomplished, was a frequent visitor to Fishguard, of which her mother is a native, and where many near relatives still reside. Among them are Mr. Enoch Davies (Lower Fishguard), Mrs. Jones (High Street), and numerous others, and natur- ally deplore the loss at so early an age of a most affable and winning personality. Deceased was an especial favourite. St. Mary's.—Last Sunday the vicar (Rev. W. Evans, M.A.) delivered two pointed and able sermons embodying a few plain home truths. He said that people usually preferred hearing nice things spoken rather than those of reproof. Referring to the Saints' Days, especially that of St. Paul, which was commemorated the pre- vious day (Saturday), he opined that if it had been St. David's Day the Church would pro- bably have been filled, yet while the one they coinniemorated was a red-letter day in the annals of the Church and Christendom, that of St. Davids was only a black-letter day. They heard much of Welsh patriotism—he doubted not he had as much Welsh blood in his veins as any present-but was it real and true pa- triotism or merely sentimentality? St. Paul had left a far deeper impress upon the Chris- tian world than any other Saint, and it was their duty as Christians to commemorate the days set apart for that "purpose. A branch of the National Council of Church School teachers was formed at the Fishguard National Schools on Saturday, January 25th, 1908. The branch represents the whole of the certificated church school teachers in the dean- ery of Fishguard, and its chief object is to provide machinery for givnig rapid and effec- tive voice to the collective opinion of all or- ganisations of church teachers on questions affecting the interests of religious education. It was felt to be very necessary that an associ- ation of this character should be formed with- out delay, so that a teacher, thoroughly re- presentative of the church school teachers throughout the diocese, may be elected in time to take part in the work of the National Council in its action in regard to the coming Education Bill. That measure, there is good reason to expect, will gravely affect both the actual livelihood of many teachers now at work in church schools, and those spiritual and moral intereests of the children entrusted to them which have always been regarded by them as of paramount importance. Mr. Mark Hale, Tredavid School, Dwrbach, has been ap- pointed secretary. Saturday "Smoker."—Last Saturday evening's "smoker" at the National School was excep- tionally well attended, and the entertainers were in good form. The vicar opened the proceedings with some cheery remarks. The Welsh Anthem was followed by a piano solo by Mr. Bert Lambert and a reading by the vicar. Mr. Pyle added a recitation, "The Re- cruit's Reply to the Colour-sergeant," in g(;,¡j style. Messrs. Rogers and Pitt were associated in a melodion and piano solo effectively. The vocalists were: Messrs. S. J. Pitt (who also accompanied with Mr. Lambert), W. Thomas, F. Rogers, Bob Smith, W. R. Evans, Roach, and Howarth. Miss Towner kindly added to the evening's enjoyment with a nicely rendered song. Coffee was in much demand, being dis- pensed by Mrs. Evans (Vicarage), Mrs. Towner, Mrs. Honor, the hisses Towner, Miss Smyth, and Miss Kelly. In honour of Fishguard winning the "Soccer" match against Milford by 7 goals to 2, "Saucepan Fach" was rendered, and the National Anthem brought one of the most successful "smokers" yet held to a clo?-<\ Baptist Entertainment.—The Baptist chapel at Lower Town was filled to overflowing on Friday evening last, when the third of the series of the winter entertainments, in connec- tion with the sol-fa classes, was given.—These classes, it should be stated, are a source of much interest, the conductor being Mr. T. Bowen, Lower Fishguard, to whom much credit is due for their continued success.—In the un- avoidable absence of the pastor (Rev. Dan Davies), Mr. David Griffiths, High Street, pre- sided and opened the proceedings with a pithy address, creating no small diversion. To the many contributors he gave encouragement for their exceptionally clever efforts. The follow- ing took part:—Messrs. Enoch Davies, William Gwynue £ vajis, T. Bowen, Ben Bowen, D. B. twen, W. John Price, Geo. Harries, Arnold Evans, Baden Collins, Teddie Collins, Willi. Bowen, D. Oakley Davies, Edward Davies, Frank George, Lawrence Davies, Willie Harries, Misses Daisy Jenkins, May Evans, Alice Evans, M. J. Matthews, S. A. Davies, May Harries, May Evans, Mattie Evans, Bessie Thomas, Minnie Harries, Florence James, Mary Rey- nolds, Katie Evans, Rachel M. Williams, Sally Harries, Lizzie Owen, Bowen. A feature of the evening was the children's choirs, led by Mrs. Geo. Collins and Mr. W. Gwynne Evans, both of whom sang exceedingly well, and re- flected credit on the conductors. The Lower Fishguard Choir (conducted by Mr. J. Hicks) is also worthy of special mention, who also sang with effect. Mr. Enoch Davies proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman, which was seconded by Mr. Edward Davies and carried amid plaudits.






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