LAMPETER PHEHENTATION.—On Monday evening last the parishioners of Pencarreg assembled together at St. James' Mission Church, to present the Rev. J. D. Lewie and Mrs. Lewis with a suitable testimonial on their departure for Llanarth. The testimonial took the form of an illuminated address, a solid oak roll-top desk, a pocket communion service, and a silver breafast servioe, subscribed for by the parishioners and friends in the neighbourhood, also a gold cross, the gift of the members of the St. James' Sunday School to Mrs. Lewis for her faith- ?ul service with them as a teacher for 18 years. The desk and communion service were presented to Mr. Lewis by the churchwardens, Mr John Ed- wards and Mr. Evan Thomas, while Mr. David Rees presented the address. The gold cross was handed over to Mrs. Lewis by the three little girls, A. E. Jones, Hannah J. Davies and Bessie Rees, members of her Sunday School class. The break- fast service was presented to Mrs Lewis by Miss Williams, Maescanol. Mr and Mrs Lewis suitably responded. Mr. Lewis, in acknowledging the gifts begged to thank the committee, the collectors, and the subscribers for such appreciative tokens of his 18 years' service among them. Before the presenta- tion took place a few solos and recitations were given as followsSolo, "Dacwrr Bwfnyn," Hannah Jane Davies; recitation, Ellen Ann Thomas; solo, "Merch y Melinydd," Bessie Rees; recitation, Y Niagra," Mr J. Washington Jones: solo, "Gweno fwyn," Katie Rees: solo, "Chwyfior Cadach Gwyn," Mrs Evans, Cwmane; solo, Mr John Davies, Islwyn; solo, "Dolly,' Ellen Ann Thomas. A WELL-DESERVED PROMOTION.-WE heartily con- gratulate the Rev. R. T. Jones, B.A., vicar of Glanogwen, Bethesda, upon his appointment, by the Bishop of Bangor, to the residentiary canonry in Bangor Cathedral, which became vacant owing to the death of Canon Hughes. The new canon is a native of Lampeter, and is a graduate of St. David's College. He was ordained in 1885 his first curacy being Pwllheli. In 1888 he was offered Bie vicariate of Nevin by Colonel Wynne Finch, which he opened. He had been there long before he re-epened the Mission Church, secured the ser- vices of an additional curate, and collected £2,000 towards a new church for which a valuable site was given by the •-Ion. I' G Wyrifi In fe was appointed a surrogate for the diocese of Ban- gor. After doing good work at Nev'n, the rev gentleman was in 1898 offered the benefice of Glanogwen by the late Lord Penrhyn. Very soon he set to work, and laboured energetically with the restoration of the church and schools in connection with the celebration of the church's jubilee at a cost of £1,189. In 1905 he was appointed secretary of the Diocesan Church Defence Society in suc- cession to the late Canon Hughes, and all who know him will testify to the splendid efforts he made on behalf of the Church, and his trenchant speeches all over the country. He was appointed rural dean of Arllechwedd in 1910, and was one of the four witnesses who represented the diocese of Bangor before the Church Commission. He is a member of the Bangor and Beaumaris Board of Guardians, having been twice returned unopposed. The ser- vices at Glanogwen are renowned for their hearti- ness, and the choir is considered one of the best in Wales. May Canon Jones be blessed with a long life to carry on the good work which is so near and dear to his heart. SOAR CHAPEL.—A meeting of the Christian En- deavour Society was held on Friday evening, when a paper was read by Mr John Rees, Peterwell-terrace, on "Church Membership." The Rev. Evan Evans, pastor, presided, and the following also spoke, viz. Aid T. Richards, Mrs Jones, Rhoslwyn, Mr. E. D. Rees, and Mrs. Morris, Station-terrace. MARRIAGE.—At Noddfa Chapel on Wednesday morning last, by licence, by the Rev. Daniel Jones, minister, in the presence of Mr. E. D. Rees, regis- trar, Mr. William John Davies, of Llanfairfach, Llanf&irclvdogau, farmer, was married to Miss Sarah Davies, of Teifi View, Llanfairelydogau. The bride was given away by Mr. Timothy Jones, of Pantmeurig, Pencarreg, and was attended by Miss Polly Evans, of Llanfairfach. as bridesmaid; while Mr. Daniel Davies-Evans, of Llanfairfach, acted as bosfc man.
LLANDYSSUL DEATH.—It is with regret that we have this week to record the death of Miss Mary Ann Fish, Charles- street, Llandyssul, the sole surviving daughter of Nr. and Mrs. James Fish, which Bad event occurred on Wednesday of last- week. Mr. Fish was an old Army pensioner, who had seen some service. After his retirement he occupied a post at the Joint Coun- ties Asylum, Carmarthen, for some years, and after- wards removed to Lampeter where he served as janitor at St. David's College. Miss Fish, a zealous Churchwoman, had been ailing for the best part of the past year, but at the last passed away very rapidly. She was a seamstress, and had filled the position of sewing mistress at the National School for quite a long number of years. The Rev. Henry James Fish, her brother and only surviving relative, i,« the curate of Llanfair, Abergavenny, and reached home just in time for the last parting. Deceased was about 52 years old. EBENEZER.—On Sunday evening of last week (in the absence of the Rev. D. Stephan Williams, pastor, who was preaching at Bethel, Aberdare), Miss Sarah Evans, Dolau Villa, read a very interesting paper on "Roman Catholicism." The Sunday School children were also taken through the first chapter of the New Catechism" (John Simon, Rhuthyn) by Mrs. D. S. WiIliam., Taliesin. The Misses Ray and Annie Jones, Spring Croft, rendered the solo, "Pa le mae y naw?" very acceptably. The meeting was introduced by Mr. David Jones, Black Swan, and closed by Mr. David Jones, Lleinau, in the customary manner. G.F.S.—A contingent of the Llandyssul branch visited Waunifor on Thursday evening in last week. Miss Allen Cilrhiwe, NArberth, the head cf the G.F.S. Temperance Department in the diocese, ad- dressed a meeting composed of the Llandyssul representatives and the Waunifor branch on "Tem- perance." Mrs. Lloyd proposed a vote of thanks to Miss Allen for her very able oration, and this was seconded by Mrs. J. R. Jones, Vicarage, Llandyssul (hon. sec. G.F.S.), and passed unanimously. Before breaking up all the visitors were very kindly enter- tained to a coffee supper by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lloyd. G.F.S.—On Friday evening there was a very suc- cessful entertainment provided by the members of the Girls' Friendly Society. There was an interesting lecture entitled "The G.F.S. round the World," illus- trated with beautiful lantern views. The descrip- tive paragraphs were read by the Rev. J. R. Jones, B.A., vicar, and the lantern was manipulated by the Rev. D. A. Jones, B.A., curate. The singing was oonducted by Mr. T. S. F. Morgan, C.M., and Miss Letitia Jonee was the accompanist. The songs d choruses by the members of the G.F.S. were very nicely given. Valuable items of the programmes were the songs, etc., given by Mrs. Pryce, Post Office; Misses Jeannie Jones, Cilgwyn-row; H. Langlev, Pendre, and M. A. Harris, Gilfachwen. The Rev. D. A. Jones, B.A., who had lent the lantern, also favoured the audience with a selection of humorous slides. The meeting was very well patronised, and the prospects of the G.F.S. meet- ings are of a very encouraging nature. FUNERAL.—On Saturday the funeral of Miss M. A. Fish, Charles-street, took place, the interment being at the parish churchyard. There was a large attend- ance of friends and others. The Revs. J. R. Jones, B.A., vicar, and D. A. Jones, B.A., officiated. De- ceased had been a faithful member of the church. and was held in high esteem among all. Deceased was 50 vears of agtl, and leaves a brother, the Rev. H. J. Fish, B.A., of Llanfair, Abergavenny. DEATH.—On Monday morning occurred the very sudden death of Mr. John Jones, tailor. Lincoln- street. Deceased was 81 years of age. and a native of Rhosbant, Bankyffordd. He was a very faithful member of the Tabernacle Church. He leaves a widow and sevral grown-up children.—Another sad death we have to chronicle is that of Miss M. A. Jones, Richmond Villa. Deceased died at the resi- dence of her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Jones, solicitor, Swansea. The body was brought home to Llandyssul on Monday. The funeral took place on Thursday at Gwernllwyn burial ground. Great sympathy is extended to all the relatives in their sad bereavement.
LLANWENOG PARISH COUNCIL.—The ordinary meeting of the Llanwenog Parish Council was held at the National Schoolroom, Llanwenog, last Saturday evening- ill. Thomas Bowen, Maesyfelin, chairman, presmed, and there were also present: Messrs D. B. Jones, Parky- bedw House: Ben Davies, Blaenhirbantuchaf: John W. Roberts, Tynporth Inn; John Rees, Bryneinon; Jonathan Davies. Gwynfryn; and Joshua Thomas, junior, Tycam. The last-named signed the declara- tion accepting the office of a parish councillor. The first business was to appoint a treasurer to the Council in succession to the late Mr David Jones, Old Bank, Lampeter. Mr D. B. Jones moved, and John Roberts secoriaed that Mr. W. G. Edwards, of Lloyds Bank, Ltd., Lampeter, be'appointed treasurer and this was carried unanimously. Mr D. B. Jones brought forward the question of revising the present overseers' list, and suggested that a committee be appointed to go fully into the matter and report to the next meeting of the Council. The following were appointed as a committee: The Chairman, Messrs D. B. Jones, Ben Davies. and Joshua Thomas. Bills were submitted and approved for payment.
LLANSTEPHAN EISTEDDFOD.—On Friday, 16th inst., a most in- teresting meeting was huid at the National Schools, and despite the most stormy and tempestuous con- ditions, a lair number had gathered together, and the competitions were keen. The president, Major T. H. Dowdesweli, V.D., was unavoidably absent through indisposition, and the Rev. J. M. James, B.A,, vicarin introducing the proceedings ex- pressed the sincere wish for a speeoy return to the normal state of liealtn. The aajudicators Music, Mr D. N. Jones, Carmarthen; literature, "jtiev D. Thomas, M.A., diocesan inspector of schools, and the accompanists, who effiji-jntty car- ried out their duties, were Misses F. Williams, Green, and Cissie Rees, Union Hall. The con- ductor of the evening was Mr D. Evans, Myrtle Cottage. Mr C. G. Lockyer worked unremittingly as hon. sec., and his efforts, despite tie unfavour- able elements, were crowned with -uccess, and the Rev J. M. James carefully handled the treasure that came within reach. The following were the awards:—Solo for children under eleven, "Myn'd tua'r Ysgol," Sarah Ann Williams, Mill Pond Cottage; recitation for children under nine, ing," Florrie Hoare, Bonville House; solo jcr girls under 15, "Killarney," 1, Phoebe Williams, gwyn; 2, Blodwen Lewis; recitation for girls utder 14, "Ring Out, Wild Bells," Louisa James, Read- ing Room; pianoforte solo for girls under 15, Saunders, Cwrtmawr, Llanybri; impromptu speeih, "The Aeorplane," no competitor deemed worthy of prispe; soprano solo, "Chwifio'r Cadach Gwvn," not one of those entered made an appearance; ouett (tenor and bass), ''The moon has raised her lamp above," Messrs Tom John and John Thomas, Ed- winsford Villas; lady's hat trimming competition, orJen to men only. This item created immvise amusement, and the efforts of some of :he c. m- petitors were most artistic. The task of adjudi- cating was difficult, and ultimately Mr. J. S. M.r- gan was awarded the prize. Mrs. James, The Vicarage.. and Mrs. Hamilton Roberts adjudi:ated this item; octette, "Crossing the Bar"; there was no entry; tenor solo, "Bugeiles y, Wyddfa," prize divided between Messrs W. James, Bridgend House, and W. Thomas, Parcnwc: recitation for a laHs, "Bob yn glanhau'r cloc," Mr George Thomas, Morfabach; bass solo, "Y Medelwr," Mr. T. Ed- ward Gwyn, Rose Cottage; male voice fifty, "Meibion y Bryniau,' "Seasiders" were declared the winners, conducted by Mr. C. G. Lockyer; quartette, Ddwy Lili," Mr W. James and party chief choral, "Awn i Ganaan," Parti Glanymor, led by Mr Georgie James." At the close the Vicar pro- posed the heartiest thanks to all who had in any way contributed to the success of the meeting. All had done well, and the adfuuTcator had given every satisfaction, and trusted that a future meeting would meet with more avourable conditions of wind and rain. The National Anthem concluded the evening. DEATHS.—The closing year is once fore marked by the close of human life in the district; on Thurs- day afternoon, the 15th inst., having reached the ripe age of eighty years, Mrs Sarah Jones, Old Post Office, breathed her last. She had only been confined to bed for a few w eeks, and the end came rather rapidly. The deceased had lived for over sixty years in the parish, and her reminiscences of those far off days were very interesting, and she was often fond of relating the greatly improved conditions of social life of to-day compared with that of her youthful days. She was of a cheerful disposition, with always a good word for her neigh- bours, but not a bad word had she. Her fondness for children was remarkable, and her kindness to them was proverbial, while to those around her she was always courteous, and she possessed the respect of the whole neighbourhood. The interment took place at the parish churchyard on Monday, 19th inst., when a large number gathered together for the final tribute of respect. The Rev. J. John, Bethel, officiated at the house, and the Rev. J. M. James, B.A., vi<&r# in the church and at graveside. The chief mourners were Messrs. David Jones, Dafen; William Jones, Merthyr Tydfil: Jonah Jones, Aberdare (sons); Miss Rachel Jones, Old Post Office (daughter); Mr Stanley Barker, Misses Grace Barker and Maud Barker, and Eunice Jones (grand-children); P.1r and Mrs T. Phillips, Dolau (cousins): Mr and Mrs Lloyd, Waunygroes, and Mr Lloyd, Ffynonwen (nephews and niece). Floral tributes were deposited by Mrs. J. J. Scott and family: Mrs R. H. Wado, Underbill House, and Mrs James, Mount Pleasant. Miss Jones takes this opportunity of returning her sincerest thanks to all the friends and neighbours for their unbounded kindness during her mother's last illness.—Another of the venerable personages removed in the dying year is Mrs Mary Harry, formerly of Penstar. She had only recently gone away to reside with her daughter at Maesteg, and the severance from her life-long home at Llanstephan did not help to pro- long her already long years of eighty. The inter- ment took place at Capel Newydd, Llanybri, yes- terday (Thursday). ACCIDENTS.—An accident which might have a fatal termination occurred to Mr. John Walters, Arfryn, on Friday evening in last week. While drying home in his cart round the sharp corner at the bridge he was suddently thrown out and Blighted on-liis head on the road, being dragged along for a short distance by the horse. Fortuiiately the horse was stopped at a short distance, and Mr Walters taken home, where he is now progressing favour- ably, though suffering severely from the shock. •On Tuesday in last week. Mrs Ann Morris, Well House, while trimming some branches in the back, had the misfortune to fall over a ledge, breaking her arm and a complete fracture of the elbow. She is also progressing slowly. STORMS.—in common with other parts of the country, the storm played havoc in the neighbour- hood. Trees have been uprooted and blown down in the Sticks, and at the entranoe to the Plas The Green suffered severely from the high floods and tides of Friday night. The entrances to the houses on the Green were lined with wood and clay, but the water managed to find its way over the whole of the Green. Very little damage was done though. A small part of the Green was washed away and a few boats were badly knocked about by the huge waves. The houses at Ferry Point had a few inches of water in them. and the Skipper had to leave his comfortable bungalow as David Jones was beginning to pay a visit to his happy home. A life on Davy Jones' bosom he does not mind, but he has a decided objection to Davy becoming too familiar with his best parlour. How- ever it was only a temporary discomfort, and the wind and water have helped to blow away many misunderstandings and bad looks which existed dur- ing the previous exciting days of elections, besides ridding the district of all cobwebs which had gathered during the year. PEHSOXAL.—Items of news of natives in a strange place are always welcome, and from a daily paper we gather that P.C. Morgan, of the Merthyr Police Force recently made a smart capture of a burglar. The constable saw the man with a parcel under his arm, which upon inspection was found to be stolen property. P.C. Morgan is the youngest son of the late P.C. John Morgan, of this village, and of Mrs. Morgans, Arlais. The contemporaries of T.V., as he is familiarly known, are glad to hear of his con- tinued smartness in the detection and prevention of crime. A irind, who recently undertook temporar|' charge of a school in Carmarthenshire, seemed to have performed his duties so satisfactorily that the local bard was moved to the following:— ysgolfeistr yn Cwmbach Yn derbvn parch gan fawr a bach, 'Does neb ond Duw sydd yn y Ne A wyr faint fyddaf yn y lie.. He left the week after. THE weather still continues its delugian ways, and the probability of Reasonable weather ■ for the Christmas holidays are very remote. As the day and season are immovable, it only remains for us to draw deeply upon the imagination for assistance to think of the really good old-fashioned Christmas of long ago. The only evidence of its existenoe is the shop windows and the domestic preparations for the annual feed, and its consequent attacks of dyspepsia and kindred complaints: but to all our readers far and near, a merry Christmas. To those bereft of their nearest and dearest may the old year— "Ring out the grief that saps the mind For those that here we see no more."
TUMBLE FOOTBALL.—One of the most interesting games in the Llanelly district on Saturday was the match between the Albions and Tumble, two of the best League teams. The climatic conditions were against good football, but in spite of this. both teams played very well. The play went all in favour of the Albions. who eventually won by 2 converted goals, 1 dropped goal, and 2 tries, to nii.
NEWCASTLE EMLYN P.S.A.—On Sunday an address was given by Mr. Evans. olva. and a solo was sung by Mrs. Morris, The Bank. DEBATE.—A good meeting of the Debating Society was held on Friday, presided over by Mr. D. Roy Evans. solicitor. A very able and interesting paper was read by Mr. W. R. Thomas, C.M., on" Women's Suffrage." Several members took part in the dis- cussion, and Mr. Evans declared that there was a majority in favour of Women 3 Suffrage.
LLANDlLO CHRISTMAS FAIR.—The Christmas Fair was held at Llandilo on Monday. There was a very good attendance and fair business was done. Yearlings sold from JB6 to JB8 10s; two year olds JB8 to &iii, cows with calves JB14 to JB19, and fat stock JB11 to JB15. In the horse department only colliers were on sale, and those changed hands at from £30 to jB36 a head. In the flannel department there was a good supply, but the demand was small. SEASONABLE BENEVOLENCE.—Following her usual custom at this season, Miss Havard, of Glenview, Crescent-road, has distributed a large quantity of coal among the deserving poor. This lady has throughout the years alleviated, especially at the winter season, the sufferings of many. Miss Havard comes from an old Breconshire family, al- ways known for its generosity. It may not be generally known that she is a cousin of Miss Mor- gan, the present mayoress of the historic town of Brecon. GOOD BUSINESS.—The approach of Christmas has led to the town daily bearing the appearance of a fair, and a good deal of trade has been made in fat stock and the sale of poultry. G08SIP.-Councillor W. Griffiths, J.P., the chair- man of the U..C. is unquestionably a loyal subject of Kingjjfreorge. That that is so even his greatest enemy would not dare to deny, and we feel sorry that we have rather hurt the councillor's feelings by finding it necessary in giving a brief report last week of the dinner in connection with the Coun- cil mart to omit his remarks in submitting the King and the rest of the Royal Family. This note we hope will make amends. THAT BIG Ox.—The prime ox belonging to Mr. W. Stephens, butcher, regarding which we had something to say last week, was slaughtered on JKonday to provide some juicy Christmas fare. A good crowd came to witness the last scene. BILLIARDS.—The billiard tournament at the Literary Institute is progressing very favoura'bly. Incidents connected with it still continue to keep ap keen interest. During the past week several in- teresting games have been witnessed. On Satur- day evening that veteran player, Jr. William Nathaniel Irussler, who is 82 years of age, was opposed to Col. Sergt. George W. Jenkins, and an exciting ^ame was played, Mr. Trussler succeeding in defeating his opponent by one. The highest break made was 11. EISTEDDFOD.—A grand eisteddfod (under the aus- pices of the New Chapel, Crescent-road) was held at the Victoria Drill Hall on Thursday evening, the inst. The adjudicators were:—Music: Mr K Telorydd Nicholas, Ystalyfera; literature, Rev TT. Roberts-Davies (C.M. minister), Llandilo; prize bags, Mrs Claud R. Davies, Derwien, Llandilo. The accompanists were Miss Maud Lloyd Davies 1 and Miss Ethel Williams, A.L.C.M.,Conductor, Rev. Alderman W. Davies, Llandilo. The chief awards were the following:—Pianoforte solo (for girls under 16), Miss M. W. Bowen, Rhosmaen-street. J Llandilo: solo for boys under 16, Mr G. D. Wil- liams. Cafe, Llandilo: recitation for children, Miss Pritchard, Llandebic: contralto solo, Miss Bron- wen Williams, The Cafe, Llandilo; champion recita- tion. "Dinystr Sodom a Gomorrah," Miss Gwen Thomas, The Union, Llandilo; soprano solo, prize divided between Mise Sims, of Llansamlet, and Miss Thomas, of Gorslas; tenor, Mr. Abel Thomas, Trapp, Llandilo; Congregational hymn for men over 50, Mr John Jones, Bridge-street, Llandilo; champion solo, Madame Bessie Morris, Ammanford; male voice, "Awn tua'r Gadfaes," Partyfron, Peny- groes: prize bags, Miss Jane Williams, Nanteinon. Llanddeusant; poetry (not over 30 lines, "Penlan Park," Llandilo), Mr Thomas Evans, Church-street. Llandilo. Mr O. P. Davies acted as secretary, and Mr T. A. Griffiths, manager Capital and Counties Bank Llandilo, acted as treasurer. A very sub- stantial surplus was made, the proceeds being in aid of the debt of the New Chapel. THE ARMENIANS AND THEIR GRIEVANCES.—On Sun- day the pulpit at the New Chapel (Congregational), Llandilo, was occupied by a missioner from Ar- menia, who, also on Monday evening, delivered an interesting lecture on the hardships that those hold- ing the Armenian faith have to undergo in the land of the dethroned Sultan. The lecture was illustrated by lantern views. The Rev. Alderman W. Davies, The Walk, officiated. WEEK-END ENTERTAINMENTS.—Another of the scries of pleasant week-end entertainments was held at Llandilo on Saturday evening, under the presi- dency of Mr. D. Morgan, 7, Bridge-street. THE "MUMPS."—A most unpleasant complaint is or are "the mumps," but two or more schools in the neighbourhood are closed on account of an out- break. SEASONABLE BENEVOLENCE.—following his usual custom at this festive season, Councillor W. Griffiths, J.P., chairman of the-Llandilo Rural District Coun- cil, has distributed a large quantity of prime beef amongst his tenants and employees. MUSICAL SUCCESS.—At the examination held at the Carmarthen centre on the 17th inst. by the London College of Music, Miss Lily Bright, daugh- ter of Captain and Mrs. Bright, of Woodvale, Llandebie, successfully passed the examination for the Diploma of Associatesliip of the College (A.L.C.M.). Miss Bright is the pupil of Miss M. Ethel Williams* A.L.C.M., oi Llandilo. Both pupil and teacher are to be congratulated. PRESENTATION.—At the Cawdor Arms Hotel, on the 12th inst., the presentation of a beautiful gold watch was made to Mr. W. Price Jones by a few of his friends as o token of their esteem, on h.s departure to Australia. Captain W. L. Roberts presided at the meeting, and the presentation was made by Air. J..Lewis Jones, who, in an excellent speech, expresed in a feeling manner the good wishes of the meeting. Speeches were also made by Mr. E. P. Jenkins, Dr. Lloyd, Mr. David Evans, Mr. A. S. W llliams, and others. Songs were sung by Mr. Ernest Lloyd, Mr. E. P. Jenkins, Mr. G. H. Fuller, Mr. D. M. Thomas, Mr. D. 0. Jones, and Mr. Oswald Rees. The proceedings terminated with "Auld Lang Syne" being sung, the parthy joining hands.
AMMANFORD SPECIAL POLICE COURT.—Held at the Ivorites' Hall, on Friday, before Messrs. Henry Herbert, Bryn- I. iharlais, and David Richards, Tirydail House.— P.C. Thomas, Penygroes, charged John Cotterel, a tramping labourer (who had been in the neighbour- hood of Penygroes for .about twelve months), with stealing a quantity of coal, value 3d., the property of the Emlyn Colliery Company, on the previous night.—Defendant pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to 14 days' hard labour.—The same defendant was charged with assaulting on the same night the watchman of the Emiyn Colliery Brickworks.—Sen- tenced to 14 days' hard labour, both sentences to run consecutively. FUNERAL.—The infant child of Mr. William Mar- shall, Penybank (who died last week), was buried on Monday at Ebenezer burial ground. The Rev. J. Griffiths, B.A., B.D. (pastor), was the officiating minister. AcciDBNT.—A young man named W. Morgan, Penybank, whilst following his employment at Park Colliery on Tuesday, met with an accident to his shoulder. Dr. D. R. Price, Ammanford, attended to the. injured man. DEATH AND FUNERAL.—On Friday, the 16th inst., the death took place ath Pantyffynnon of Mrs. Hannah West, at the rip, old age of 72 years. The deceased, who had been ailing for some time, suc- cumbed to senile decay. Much sympathy is felt with the family in their bereavement. On Tuesday afternoon the deceased's mortal remains were in- terred in the Ebenezer burial ground, when the pastor, the Rev. J. Griffiths, B.A., B.D., and Mr. Lewis (student) officiated.—On the same afternoon, and in the same grave, the infant grand-danughter of the above was laid to rest. Wreaths were sent by relatives and friends. FOOTBALL.—On Thursday, the 15th inst., on the Ammanford ground, a benefit match (in aid of the women and children who are now suffering want owing to the Cambrian strike in the Rhondda Valley) was played between Ammanford and Mr. George team. There was a fairly large crowd present, and a good game was witnessed. The final score was:—Ammanford, 1 dropped goal and 1 try; Mr. Rees' team, 1 try. C.TTM.S.—The weekly meeting of this society was held at the Church Room on Monday evening, when the subject for debate was "Conscrintion"—pro.. Mr. W. S. Hake; con., Mr. G. A. Hall. EBENEZER Y.P.S.—The usual weekly meeting of this society on Tuesday evening took the form of a Bible Class, and the subject under discussion was t Thess.. chap ii. LETTORE.—On Tuesday evening, at the Christian Temple, before a good audience, the Rev. Gomer Lewis, D.D., Swansea, delivered his very interesting lecture. "The World's Fair." The rev. gentleman was at his best, and kept the audience spell-bound. The chair was occupied by Councillor John Harries (Irlwvn), Bettws. The usual votes of thanks were given at the close. The. proceeds were In aid of Ir. John Aitchison. Bettws. whose wife last summer met with an unfortunate accident. GWYNFRYN M.I.S.—The weekly meeting of this society was held on Tuesday evening, when Mrs. Rosser and Mrs. T. Thomas took part in a dialogue, "Pa uri ai cyfleusderau neu anhawsderau yw yr amlycaf i fyw yn grefyddol y dyddjau hyn
TALLEY FOREIGN MISSION.—On Saturday evening, the 10th inst., a very pleasurable party gathered at the Vestry of Ksgairnaut (C.M.) Chapel. The object of the gathering was to receive the collection boxes, and to remit the donations to the Foreign Missionary Society. That the collectors had not been sleeping was displaced by the handsome haulage, viz., j38 16s. 6d., and for a. small country community at Talley we think it was an excellent Christmas box to those hard labourers who go forth at Christ's command to preach His Gospel to all the world. The President, Mrs. Davies, Cilywern, was assisted by an accompaniment ot arduous workers. Mrs. Sellick, Bank Olewydd, the hon. treasurer, together with the Hon. Secretary, Miss Rees, Glan'rafonddu- ganol, gave a very intheresting report of their stewardship, and Mrs. Perkins, Cwm Farm, Talley, kindiy addressed the meeting with cheering words for their future efforts. Miss Rees, the hon. secre- tary, afterwards spread a table before them, and all joined in a hearty tea. One can imagine how the good ladies enjoyed their tea. Good luck to them and a happy Christmas to all- WEDDING.—At the Parish Church of Llanwrda on Tuesday, the 6th inst., Mr. William Price Thomas, of Edwinsford Forge, was united in Holy wedlock to Miss Carrie Thomas, of Cwmclyd, in the parish of Lianwrda. The bride, who was attired in a cream coloured costume, with hat to match, was given away by her father. She was attended by three brides- maids, viz.: Miss Evans, Troedrhiw'reagair; Miss Davies, Llwynpiod, and Miss Williams, Llanwrda Farm. The officiating minister was the Rev. J. Alban Davies, vicar of Talley, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Morgans, vicar of Llanwrda. The bridegroom's best man was Mr. Evan Caradog-Davies, of Talley. After the ceremony the wedding breakfast took place at the house of the bride's father, the happy couple subsequently leaving for Cardiff, where the honeymoon was spent. The presents were as follows: —Bridegroom to Bride, gold pendant; Bride to Bridegroom, silver-mountod walking stick; Rev. G. Morris, vicar of Llanwrda, cheque; Mr. R. H. Thomas, London House, portrait; Bride's Mother, old oak chest and drawers; Bride's Father, coal scuttle; Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Llwynpiod, tea ser- vice; Mr. and Mrs. Williams, London, cheque; Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Uangyfelach, silver jam stand; Mr. A. W. Davies, Gorseinon, hearth rug; Miss M. J. and S. A. Davies, Llwynpiod (nieces), oak tray; Master Ieuan Davies, Llwynpiod (nephew), tray cloth; Mr. and Mrs. Evans, Troedyrhiw (uncle and aunt), bedroom ware; Miss Evans (cousin), tray cloth and d'oyleys; Mr and Mrs Evans, Penybank Village (cousins), cheque; Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Capel Isaac, present; Rev. J. Davies, late Llanwrda, pair silver jam spoons in case; Mr. D. Price, Glan- dulais (landlord), cheque; Miss Price, Glandulais, table cloth; Miss M. Price, Glandulais, ornaments; Mrs Isaac, Cwmbran, towels; Miss Thomas, Lloeger- fach, fruit dish; Mrs. Thomas, Bankynos, silver jam spoon; Miss Davies, Plasywenailt, hand-painting framed; Mr. Thomas, late Lloegerfach, cheque; Mr. and Mrs. Wiliams, Llanwrda Farm, cheque; Miss Williams, Llanwrda Farm, ornaments; Miss B. Wil- liams, Lianwrda Farm, silver jam stand; Mr. and Mrs. Morgan, Cynill, dining-room lamp; Miss Jones, Llettyrewen, brush and crumb tray; Mrs. Evans, Frwdlo, table cloth; Miss Evans, glass water jug; Mrs. Davies, towels; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, late Frwdllo, pair ruby sait cellars, sugar basin and cream jug, and water jug; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, Llan. gadock, cheese stand; Mrs. Williams, Station House, cake stand; Miss Williams, Station House, jam dish; Miss Davies, Vie of Towy, cheese stand; Mrs. Williams, Cross Stores, jam dishes; Mr. and Mrs. Morgan, Doldderwen, cheque; Misses Davies, Hen- bias, silver tea spoons; Misses Morgan, Cilycwm House, Llandovery, window curtains; Mr. Jones, Alma, white counterpane; Jenkins and Sons, slip- pers; Mrs. Rees, Vale of Towy, wine glasses and sugar basin and cream jug; Mrs. Morgan, Plasy- greyon, afternoon tea cloth; Miss Webb, London, silver teaspoons; Mr. and Mrs. Davies, The Village Farm, Leicestershire, present; Mr. and Mrs. Harries, Bryn View, silver sugar sifter; Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Clvdach, cheque; Servants of Llwynpiod, brass kettle and toilet, set; Mrs. Jones, Bridgend, tea- things Mr. and Mrs. Humphreys, Gowerton, pre- sent; Mrl". Morgan, Royal Oak, teapot; Miss Morgan, Hitting; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert, table centre silk; Mrs. Jones, Plasnewvdd, present; Miss Howells, late L'anwrda, present; Miss Thomas, Brownhill, bread dish and ornaments; Miss Wil- liams. Glanyrafon, cheese stand; Miss Davies, late Royal Oak, present; Mrs. Bens/on, cheque; Mr. Roberts, Crown Stores, ornament; Liverpool Friend, photo frame; Miss Weatherly, satin-lined work bas- ket; Mrs. Griffiths, China Shop, Llandilo, silver sugar bowl; Mr. Price, Halfway, cheque; Mr. Evans, Penybank, bread boards; Mrs. Thomas, Penlanfach (aunt), present: Messrs. Tom and Willie Edwards (cousins), pair of oilpaintings picture; Misses Annie and May Thomas (sisters), cheque: r. Albert Thorpas (brother), present; Miss Weatherlev, writing case; Mrs. Moulton, photo frame (bronze); Miss Wiklewright, picture; Mrs. B. Williams, Bryngwyn, cheque; Mr. Isaac Jones, Abercrumlin, cheque; Mrs. Owen, Mill, cheque; MI. Thomas, Plasnewydd, book: Mrs Edwards, Tondu (aunt), present.
oWMUWiLi EISTEDDFOD.—On Saturday afternoon, a very suc- cessful eisteddfod was held at Cwmgwili School, under the auspices of Gibea Sunday School. The president was Mr. W. Greville, C.C., who delivered an appropriate address during the evening. The adjudicators were: Music, Messrs. J. Bevan, A.C., R. W. Jones, A.C.; literature. Rev. Garmon Thomas, curate of Tycroes. Mr. Thomas aiso acted as conductor. The following were the awards:— Solo for children under 10, "Fendigedig Iesu"; Annie May Jones, Cross Hands. Recitation for children under 10, "Ymlaen chwi filwyr Duw": Mgt. J. Davies and Olwyn Evans. Solo for girls under 16, "Nid oes un enw arall": Gladys Roberts, Cross Hands. Solo for boys under 16, "Hosanna": Wm. J. Davies, Gorslas. Answering six questions on life of Moses: D. J. Walters, Hendre. Soprano solo, "Golomen Wen": Mrs. Lang, Cross Hands. Recitation for children under 16, "Yr esgid sydd yn Igwasgu": D. J. Walters, Hendre. Tenor solo, "Nant v Mynydd": Divided between Tom Alfred James, Cross Hands, and Willie Edwards, Hendre. Bass solo, "Yr Ornest": John Rees Jones, Cross Hands. Quartette, y Coroniad": Richard I Jones and friends, Cefneithin. Best story: Wm. Williams, Lech Richards, and Fred Jones. Tycroes. Adult recitation, "Carwn ein Gwlad": John Harris. Capel Hendre. Duet, "Flow gently Deva": John Rees and F. Jones, Tycroes. Chief Choral, "Jeru- salem, fy Nghartref Gwiw." Two choirs sang— Cross Hands and Cefneithin. The latter (conductor, Asa Williams) was declared the winner.
LLANGATHSN RECITAL.—A recital of sacred music was given at the parish church on Sunday afternoon last, by the following well-known artistes:—Mis;> Olive Easton (vioalist), Lieut.-Col. Lloyd Harries (vio- linist), and Mr W. Baxter Brookes, F.R.C.O. (or- ganist). Very rarely is it possible to hear such exquisite rendering 01 sacred music in a country church, as was the case at Llangathen last Sun- day, and the big congregation which had come to- gether, every seat, induing the Cadfan Chapel, in The large edifice, being occupied, was a gratifying proof of the due appreciation oT Oils dlass of music proof of the due appreciation oT Has dlass of music in the district. This appreciation was certainly not confined to me class for it was evident that the leading -families in the locality—the professors, the farmers, and artisans—Church and Noncon- formists were all well represented in the con- gregation. The recital was preceded by a proces- sional hymn and a short service, the latter being intoned by the Rev. T. S. Jones, curate, and when Miss Williams, The Vicarage, presided at the organ. During the singing of the offertory hymn, a very substantial silver collection was made in aid of the restoration of Cilfargen Church, which movement is due to the zeal of Mr and Mrs Dudley Drum- mond. Appended is the programme, which the artistes rendered with unsurpassed skill and refine- ment Hymn 166; organ "010, Offertoire in D (Batiste): duet for violin and voice, "I waited for the Lord" (Mendelssohn); violin solo, "Benedictus" (Mackenzie); organ solo, Communion in F (Grison); song, 'Hear ye Israel" (Mendelssohn); hymn 307; violin solo, "Andante' (Mendelssohn; organ solo, Barcarolle from 4th Concerto (Bennett) song with violin obligato, Panis Angelieus" (Cesar Franck; violin solo, Andante Religioso (Vieuxtemps: organ solo. "Besper Bells" (Spinney); song, "Abide with me" (Liddle). •
SARON DEATH AND FUKERAlh-With regret we have to chronicle the death of Mr. John Richards, miner, Waunhavog, near Saron, whose death took place, after a comparatively short illness, on Saturday, the 17th inst., the cause of death being consumption. Deceased, who was 64 years of age, had been em- ployed at Caerbryn Colliery for 14 years. He was a faithful member of Saron Baptist Chapel. He leaves behind to mourn his loss a sorrowing widow and five children—four sons and one daughter—with whom the deepest sympathy is extended. The funeral, which was largely attended, took place on Tuesday at the burial ground of Saron Baptist Chapel. The Rev. D. S. Davies (pastor) officiated. Floral tributes were sent by relatives and friends.
LLANSADWRN 1 FESTIVAL.—The first -festival in connection with the Llansadwrn and District Temperance Associa- tion was held at Capel Zion, Llansadwrn, on Wed- nesday in last week, when crowded audiences at? tended throughout the day. The union is made up of the following churches: The Llansawel, Llan- wrda and Talley parish churches, Ebenezer, Capel Zionj Carmel, Waunqlyndaf, ESkernant, Cwmdu, Hermon, Cwmivor and Tabor. The president is the Rev R. Salmon, Llansadwrn; treasurer, Mr. f homas, Llechwedd, Manordilo; eta Rev. E. G. Rees, Carmel, and conductor, Mr. James Rees, Llansadwrn. Two meetings were held, viz., at 2 and 5.30. The introductory part of the after- noon meeting was taken by The rtev. D.' Bowen, Llansadwrn. The speaker was the Rev. L. Mor- ris (vicar) and the Rev. D. Bowen catchised the dhildfren on Demper&noe. At 5. Mrs. E,n3, Bw, recited a portion of the Scriptures, and the Rev. E. G. Rees led in prayer. Powerful speeches were delivered during the meeting by the Roev. J. Evans, Eskernant; Miss Rees, Cranogwen, and Mrs Thomas, Dowlais; recitation by Master D. R. Williams, Carmel, and a song by Mrs D. J. Lewis, Llanwrda. The meeting was crowded, many to gain admission. The singing throughout was admirable, many declaring it to be the beet I heard in this district for a long time. Tea was pro- vided between the two meetings, the catering being in the hands of Mr and Mrs Griffiths, London House. Everything passed off to the satisfaction of all.
LLANGADOCK FUNERAL.—The funeral of Mr. Jackson, Railway Hotel, Llangadock, which was very large attended, took place at the Cemetery on Wednesday. There was a very large attendance, and the Vicar (the Rev. W. Rees, R.D.), Rev. Thompson-Jenkins, vicar of Manordeilo, and the Rev. John Jones, vicar of Gwynfe, officiated. Before proceeding to the scene of interment a service was held, as well as at the old parish church. A full report will appear in our next issue.
LLANDOVERY OCCASIONAL COURT.—On Thursday, of last week, William James, an old veteran, aged 65, was charged before Alderman C. P. Lewis and Mr. B. Evans with stealing a sum of 2s. from the Blue Bell Inn, the property of Mr. James Hughes, the landlord. He was arrested by P.C. Reynolds, Cilycwm. On ac- count of his age the old man was bound over under the Probationers Act.
GOLDEN GROVE SUCCESS.—At the examination of the Associated Board of the Royal Academy of Music held recently in Carmarthen, Miss Lena B. Daniels, The School, Golden Grove, was successful in passing in the higher division in pianoforte playing. As she is only 13 years of age this reflects credit on her music teacher, Mr. P. R. Daniel, A.R.C.O., organist of Llandilo parlsB church.
LLANDYSSUL COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES AND ENTERTAIN- MENT. The annual distribution of prizes and entertain- ment took place at Llandyssul County School on Wednesday evening last. These entertainments are always very well attended, and this one proved no exception to the general rule. The chair was taken at 5.30 p.m. by Dr. A. T. Evans. Prizes were dis- tributed to the successful scholars by Mr. Frank Morgan. M.A., Keble College, Oxford, and Mrs. Morgan. The proceedings were opened by a piano- forte duett by Misses Gwen Lewis and Sadie Hodg- t-on. Then the Chairman, in a brief speech, intro- duced Mr. Frank Morgan to the audience, dwelling upon his many qualities as scholar and athlete. HEADMASTER'S REPORT. The Headmaster, Mr. William Lewis, M.A., made a very satisfactory report of the progress of the school during the last year, which ran as follows:— "Mr. Chairman Ladies, and Gentlemen,—I beg to submit to you my fifteenth annual report of the Llandyssul County School. The numbers on the roll, viz., 115, 112, and 103 ,for the three terms respec- tively, show a considerable falling off from the high water mark of two years ago. The decrease, no doubt, is due parti yto the reports of over- crowding of the teaching and other professions, and partly to the presence of so many private schools in our district. In spite of these reports our pupils have been very fortunate in securing employment. Last year ten pupils obtained posts as bank clerkB, and twelve were appointed assistants in elementary schools, while several others secured suitable employ- ment in various spheres of life. The majority of these pupils leave at the end of their third year, and as a result our higher Forms become comparatively smali, and our chances of securing certificates at the higher examinations much less. Although the num her presented for examination this year was lower than that of the last two years, the number of suc- cesses has beaten all previous records. Last June Griffith Rees, Aberbanc, passed the London Matriculation Eexamination. The Central Welsh Board results just received are very satisfactory, as the following list of successfulj candidates will prove:— Honours Certificate—David Llewellyn Jones, Llan. dyssul. Higher Certificate—Joseph Jones, Rhydlewis. Senior Certificate—John Daniel Bowen, Sarnau; John Rees Davies, Velindre; John James Evans, New Court; Martha Griffiths, Pencader; Johnny Hughes, Llandyssul; John Jones, St. David's, Llan- I dysul; John Price Jones, Pencader; Thomas Benja- min Jones. Llandysul; Thomas Lewis Jones, Velin- dre: David Thomas Morgan, Rhydlewis; James S. Thomas, Penrhiwpal; Mary Eliza Thomas, New- castle-Emlyn: David Williams, Llanwenog, and Griffith Rees, Aberbanc (Supplementary). Junior Certificate—John W. Davies, Tregroes; Phoebe Maud Davies, Newcastle-Emlyn, Rhys Beynon Davies. Ponrhiwllan; Dewi Aeron Evans, Penrhiw- pal: David Llew. Jenkins, Henllan; Nellie Jones, Rhydycymere Thomas Jones. Rhydvcymere Walter David Jones, Llandyssul; David Jacob Lewis, Llan- dyssul: Owen Ebenezer Thomas, Penrhiwpal. David Llewellyn Jones, Llandyssul, was the only successful candidate in the Honours Division in the county, and as top boy was awarded a Rendel Scholarshfp by the County Education Committee. Joseph Jones, Rhydlewis, with distinctions in I Mathematics and Chemistry, headed the list of higher candidates in the county, and was also awar- ded a Rendel Scholarship. At the Aberystwyth Entrance Examination he won a £20 Scholarship for three yearp, and was awarded the Loxdale prize of E5. given by Mr. Loxdale to the most deserving candidate leaving for the University. I ought to ndd that his marks in Mathematics were 84, 84, 81 I and 77, and in Chemistry 72, 76, 68 and (Eractical) 68. ILs 8uocess has been exceptionally brilliant for a boy of 17 year:- of age, who has been in school omj four years. However, I have the authority of nis Professor to f-rate that he sent up the best Chemistry pap"r of all the candidates at the Scholar- yhip J^xamination (applause). David Melville Jones, New Quay, has been j awardtd a format Scholarship of £4 Oa year, and ijas been foitunate enough to be admitted into the men's hostel at Aberystwyth. Last October, Cethin Jones, Llandyssul, gained an open exhibition in History at St. David's College, Lampeter. In February, James Edwardee Evans, Manchester, passed the Erelininary Law Examination, and after- wards accepted a berth in a large merchant's office with a view to going abroad in the interests of the I firm. Rachel Mary Jones passed the King's Scholarship I Examination with distinctions, and was offered ad- mission into Swansea Training College, but elected to accept a post as assistant for a time instead. Among the many successes of old pupils, I ought to mention the brilliant achievements of Miss May Jones, B.A., Pantycreuddyn, Llandyesul, and Mr. rl. R. Evans, B.A., Brynawel, Llandyssul. Miss Jones took the first place in Wales in the First Class in English Honours Examination, and was awarded a Keeling Scholarship of JB40 in order to pursue her post graduate studies at Aberystwyth. ) Mr Evans graduated with second class honours at I Cambridge, and was awarded the College Prize for Proficiency in Modern Languages. David John Jones, Llandyssul, who passed the London Matriculation before leaving school has re- cently been successful at the Civil Service examina- tion—Excise and Customs branch—and has ob- tained a post at Earl's çourt, London. Last July the Associate Board held its examina- tion in the school, and the following candidates gained certificates:—Lower division, Marian Bey- non, Laugharne: Vah Thomas, Newcastle-Emlyn; Gwen Lewis, Llandyssul: Sybil Lewis, Llandyssul. Elementary: Getta Thomas, Newcastle-Emlyn; Ellen Jones, Velindre; Rees Rees, Llandyssul; Lizzie Richards, Bwlchygroes, and Nesta Lewis, Llandy- ssul. In the course of the year the following pupils of Mr. Malkin, F.R.C.O., passed the Advanced Centre of the Associated Board: Ruby Thomas, Newcastle- EmlYD: Lita Thomas, Newcastle-Emlyn: Clara Jcnes, Derw Mill. Pentre Court; Annie Gibbon, Newcastle-Emlyn. Ruby Thomas also passed the Intermediate Centre in the same year. Both the boys and the girls continue to take a keen interest in athletics. The sports this yeaT, were the most successful we have bad, all the events
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DEATHS. HARRIES.—December 18th. at Davies's-yard. St. Catherine-street, Carmarthen, Sarah Ann, eldest daughter of Mrs. Ann Harries, aged 21 years. JEFFREYS.—December 16th, Walter Herbert, eldest son of Walter Powell Jeffreys, of Cynghordv Llandovery, in his 41st year. JO-NE"Decei-nbei- 21st, at 18, Wood's-row, Carmar- then, Gwennie. eldest daughter of Mr. William Jones, bookbinder, aged 22 vears. REES.-December 19th. at 31, St. Catherine-street, Carmarthen, Mrs. Ann Rees, aged 52 years. REES.—December 20th, at 20, Orchard-street, Car- marthen, Mr. Samuel Rees, aged 66 years.
At a meeting of the Literary Committee of the Wrexham National Eisteddfod of the year 1912 held on Tuesday night at WTrexham, under the presidency of Mr. John Francis, J.P., it was reported that the members of the Gorsedd Executive Committee had confirmed the subject chosen for the ode (Awdl). viz.. "Y Mynydd" (The Mountain), not to exceed 600 lines, for the bardic chair and a premium of £ 20 and also confirmed the subject chosen for the poem in the form of a pryddest. viz., "Gerallt Gymro" (Gerald the Welshman, or Giraldus Cambrensis), not to ex- ceed 800 lines, for the bardic crown and a premium of 220.
being very keenly contested. The medal kindly given by Major Cass, D.S.O., Dol'llan, again this year was won by Tom Ll. R. Jones, Pantglas, Pen- cader. This year again I have to thank the members of the staff for the ready way they set about pre- paring for the entertainment. The mistresses have been busily sewing for the last month, and the masters, although they could not ply the needle were always willing to turn the machine. All worked harmoniously with the object of making the function a success. Our thanks are also due to Miss Armstrong for painting the canvas at the back of the stage. It is a valuable addition to our list of properties. There has been no change in the staff. In con- clnsion I beg to express my gratitude to you and the Clerk for the interest you take in the school, and my coleagues for their able oo-operation throughout the year." PRIZE LIST. Prizes were then given to the following pupils by Mrs. Frank Morgan:- Honours Certificate-D. Ll. Jones. Higher Certificate—Joseph Jones. London Matriculation—Griffith Rees. FORM V. (SENIOR). Martha Griffiths-Form and English, Latin and Science. D. T. Morgan-Certificate, Mathematics, and Science. John Jones-Certificate and Welsh. FORM IV. J. Price Jones-Certificate, Form, Latin, and Science. T. L. Jones-Welsh and Certificate. Willie Hughes-English and Frenoh. Bessie Evans—Welsh. Daniel Daviee—Mathematics. FORM II. Jacob Lewis-Certificate, English, Welsh, Latin. Mathematics. R. B. Davies-Certificate and Mathematics. J. W. Davies-Certificate, English, French. Maud Davies-Certificate and Welsh. Tom Evans-Science. FORM II. Anne Owen-Latin, Form, English, Welsh. Gwen Lewis-Science and French. David Davies—Latin. The address delivered by Mr. Frank Morgan was a very sound and eloquent one. He said it was impossible to be original on an oocasion like this, but if he followed the example of most speakers, he would begin by commenting upon the famous. or rather, infamous report of the Central Welsh Board. This report embodies two distinct attacks. one on the Board nd the other on the existing con- tions of secondary schools. Some statements had been made to the effect that the report contained no sympathetic touch with the etrugling teacher. Such criticism was misplaced. He was convinced that education had no better friend that Owen M. Ed- wards, and in making these remarks he was only performing what must have been to him a verv dis- agreeable duty. He did not defend or criticise the report, but it was wrong to inulge in personalities against a man who had done so much for educa- I tion as Owen M. Edwards. However, whatever might be the rights and wrongs of the case, this report did certainly not apply to Llandvssul County School. He comented upon the brilliant successes of Joseph Jones and David Llewellyn Jones. Re- ferring to Miss May Jones, B.A.. who has had such a brilliant career at Aberystwyth College, she would never have attained her present high position if her education at Llandyssul had ben a merely "cram" one. He urged parents to make sacrifioes for their children, and to give them a chance of achieving success in the world by giving them a good educa- tion. Children ought to be allowed to remain at school for four or five years. They need not be dis- couraged by the reports that there would be no em- ployment for them. There is always plenty of room ot the top. Teachers ought to have a free hand in educating the pupils acording to their own ideas. He urged the boys to make loyalty their watchword. There is a strict code of honour among boys. They, should bring this code into the school as well as into the playing fields. Boys will sacrifice anything to save their side from defeat in cricket or football. They should also work quite as hard to maintain the good name of the school in their study. 1 Mr. Morgan's stirring address was received witii loud and sustained applause from the audience. The Chairman proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Morgan, which was seconded bv Mr. Crawford in a very bright and humorous speech. It was supported by the Rev. Gwiiym Rees; and Mr. Charles Lloyd Styte a f€W WOrds in his usual breezy, A play and an operetta was then acted bv the pupils, the programme of which is as follows — Spanish dance; "Pyramus and Thisbe" (adapted from Shakespeare s "A Midsummer Nights Dream"; characters: Theseus (Duke of Athens), Tom L. Jones; p Demetrius (Athenian Gentlemen), Griffith Davies and T. Mathias Jones; Philostrate (a Herald), O S. Roper; Hippolyta (Queen of the Amazons), Harriet Thomas; Hermia (married to Lysander), Sophia Evans; Helena (married to Deme- trius), Mallie Davies; Quince (a Carpenter), J. R. Davies; tenug (a Joiner), J. Pryse Jones; Bottom (a Weaver), William Evans; Flute (a Bellows-mender), T. B Jones; Snout (a Tinker), D. E. Jones; Starvel- lng^ J' Evans- Pianoforte duett, Imo- gen Williams and Alice Davies. ''The Svlvan Queen" (an operetta in two acts). Characters: A Hermit, Griffith Rees: Kate (an old woman), Getta Thomas; An Acrobat, Jacob Lewis; A Gipsy Woman, Girlie Edwardes-Evans; Selma and Bianca (players), Irene Thomas and P. M. Thomas; Sambo (the clown), Llew. Jenkins; Fantasio (a player), T. Elfyn Williams: Hermione and Joanna (village girls) Lizzie Nicholas and Helena Evans; other Village Birls, Boys, and other players. Both of these were very well acted, and were a credit to the staff and to the pupils. The play Pyramus and Thisbe," kept the audience in roars of laughter. Willie Evans, in the character of "Bottom," being especially good. The operetta, too proved a decided success, the scenic effect being ex. ceedingly pretty. The singing of "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau" and "God Save the King" brought the proceedings to a close.