FISHGUARD AND DIS- Tiucr. Tliuiic. w h" are intimately acquainted with .tlie aflaivs i'i UuiHhvicK wit Inn tlie last lew \„ A. v. nl have noticed tJie sjicnt and lInuh- litinive manner in which tiome individuals have pe.jovcred in their etiorts to cany some ;uejal schemes into eflect. No one has con- t. ived to do more in this diiection withoufi making liiiiiself prominent than Mr. J. W. Canning, whose natuie it is to avoid pub- licity in evclY possible form. But now it is a peasme to learn that some of the most influential men in the district have decided to recognise Mr. Canning's services by giving him a suitable present as well as a testi- monial. How ready the Cloodwick inhabitants are to recognise merit was shown at the time oi the departure of the Rev. S. B. Williams, and it is an additional credit to them that they are now doing honour to one who has been content to labour in his own quiet way, without seeking the plaudits ot tnc crowd. o—o—o The Lighthouse which the Brethren of Trinity House have decided to erect at Strumble Head, and which is already "under weigh," so to speak, will be welcomed as another guard of safety to mariners, and, let us hope, will prevnt shipwrecks on this point of the coast in future. But as most improvements have tiieir drawbacks, so in this case. Bird lovers cannot but feel some regret at the lact that the gulls which have so long priated the sister island to that on which tlio lighthouse is being built, will no longer find there the desired seclusion, and wiil in- inevitably be obliged to leave. Probably the nesting-season will be over this year before they are frightened away, and the colony will have time to select a new spot and "move house" at leisure before the next season comes round. o—o—o Few people, besides naturalists who are closely interested in the subject, are aware that probably tne be?,ion of cliff birds' eggs outside the lvensington Museum, is possessed by Dr. lJropert, LL.D., J.P., of St. Davids. Among his other acti- vities Dr. Proeprt has rendered a great deal of assistance in classifying the birds of Pem- brokeshire. He has some specimens of rare birds at his home, which have been killed at one time or other within the district. Among these is a fine bittern wli.ch yas shot on a marsh close to St. Davids, and another case contains a beautiful specimen of the great northern diver, the bird having been found one day Oil the shore in a dying condition alter a great storm. o—o—o The unfortunate destruction of trout in the The unfortunate destruction of trout in the (jloodwiek brook will remind many of tne I criminal, wholesale slaughter of fish that an- nually occurs in some parts of the county at this time of the year and onward till the end of summer. The inveterate poacher is often a sportsman at heart, but the person who wilfully poison:; a stream for the sake of an easy haul of fish deserves to rank higrt up—or rather, How down—amongst the criminal section of the community. There is no evi- dence to show that the brook near Uoodwick was poisoned wilfully; indeed the supposi- tion is that no one could be held respon- sible in the slightest degree for what hap- pened, and that it was done by pure accident. There is no reason to believe either that it was the result of a leakage from the gas- works.
Annual Meetings at Tabernacle.—The an meetings at Tabernacle Congregational Chapel will take place on Tuesday and Wed- nesday next, when the preachers will be the Revs. D. Lloyd Williams (Machen), D. G. Wil- liams (St. Clears), and Lloyd Morgan (Pont- ardulais. We are pleased to welcome home another "old Fishguard boy" in the person of Mr. Beuamin Thomas, son of Mrs. Sarah Thomas, High Street, who has been for a period of over three years at Johannesburg, South Af- rica. He arrived home la:;t Friday. Mr J. Worthington, J.P.—Residents of the district, and people in every part of the county, will be sorry to hear that little or no perceptible change for the better has taken place lately in the condition of Mr. J. Worth- ington, J.P., who is confined to his bed. Mr. Worthington has been in bad health for some time past, and a great number of sympath- isers deeply regret his long absence from their miist. Lecture at Tempeiance Hall.—The Rev. D. Davies, Cadle. wiil give a lecture this (Fri- day) night, at the Temperance Hall, Fish, guard, when the subject will be "A Tour through Egypt." Mr. Davies was at one time minister of Tabernacle Congregational Chapel, and is a close relative of Mr. Walter Wil- liams,1 C.C., Fishguard. The chairman of the evening will be Mr. W. R. Williams, Mr. Walter Williams' brother, who himself holds an important official position under the Gov- ernment in Egypt. Social at the National School.A delight- fully pleasant evening was spent on Friday last at the National School, when a social was held in order to provide a tea-urn and a full set of crockery and other articles to be used at the school on the occasion of similar entertainments. The organisers were Mrs. Capt. Lewis and Mrs. W. J. Vaughan. Light le/reshments were provided, and danc- ing was indullged in till midnight. Not the least enjoyable part of the programme, how- ever, was a song given by Miss Tavener, and a violin solo, excellently played, by Miss Carev, who was accompanied by her lather, Mr. T. H. C arey, Mus. Bac., organist of St. I Mary's Church. The accompanist for the evening was Miss Lily Rosser, A.L.C.M., and Mr. Sidney J. Pitt acted as M.C. Jiechabites at Cardigaii.-Tlie annual meet- its- of the North Pembrokeshire and South Cardigan District of the Independent Order of Reehabites was held at the Temnerancc Hall, Cardigan, on Wednesday, April 18th. The Fishguard delegate was Mr. W. O. Thomas, Railway House. Mr. Enoch Davies, builder, Lower Fishguard, was elected District Chief Ruler for the ensuing year. There ports showed that the distiict societies are in a flourishing condition. The delegates received a corria!]. welcome from the Cardigan Temperance Association, by whom they were entertained. The Congress was visited by the chairman and secretary of the local Tem- perance Association, who both gave addresses. The meeting will be held next year at Hebron. Forthcoming Eisteddfodau.-The Rechabite eisted Ifod, which was postponed from Easter Monday, will now take place at the Temper- ance 11 all on Friday, May lltli, when Mr. W. L. Williams, C.C., Cefnydre, will act as chairman. The adjudicators will be: Music, Air. W. D. Evans, L.T.S.C., Solva; recitations, ltev. W. Evans, M.A.; essay, Mr. H. A. Wil- liams, Letterston; handwriting, .Mr. 0. Gled- liill, B.fcsc.; prize bags, Mrs. W. U. Thomas and Mis. J. Evans. The conductor will be Mr. J. Evans, L.T.S.C., and the accompan- ists, Miss E. A. Howells and Miss Ruby Davies. All further information may be obtained of the secretary, Mr. P. Williams, Castle Hill, Fishgua d. Another eisteddfod, which pro- mises to be an event of considerable import- ant*, wiT be held at Tower Hill, Fish- guard, "11 June 15, when the prize in the chief citotxj competition will be iE20, and lor the male voiee choir £15. The adjudicator of the music will be Mr. J. T. Rees, Mus. Bac., Aberystwyth, The presidents will be Dr. Owen, J.P., Sir Marti-ine Lloyd, and Mr. E. D. Jones, J.P. Programmes can be ob- tained for 22d. post free from the secretary, JIr. O. D. Jones, Council School, Fisliguftrd. Aew Freemasons' Lodge.—The consecration of tjje new Kemes Lodge, No. 3,152, took place tJtj Friday, the 20th inst., in auspicious wea- tiler. The ceremony was conducted by the V. W. Biti, Canon Bowen, PGC, DPGM, and liis officers. W, Bro. J. D. Perrott, PGW (Aber- ystwyth), W. Bro. J. E- J ones, PJ GW <Lia?i- Hy." W. Bro. F. Muncaster, PSGO (Tenby), W. Bro. B. M. Beer, PJGD (Pembroke Dock), W. Bro. W. Bowen, PPGSW (Llanelly), W. Bro. JJ, Davies, Pro. uC (Nash), W. Bro. T. G. Gregory, pro. UDC (Tenbv), W. Bro. R. Lock, J'DGDC <Tenby). After the Lodge was formed W. Bro. Cuthbert Thomas was installed by <lM; V. W, Cnon Bowen as the first W.M. of the Kemes Lodge. Bro. Thomas then in- vested his officers: Bro. Tombs, SW, Bro. iBonvoiini, JW, Bro. T. Matthews, secretarv: W. Rees (BDGP, China), treasuicr; Bro. T. Lewis, SD; Bro. Rev. W. Evans (PPGC), J I); Bro. H. R. Felix, Org; Bro. J. M. Owen, 1G; lh. T. H. Evans, steward; Bro. J. Lewis, Ty. The visitors were numerous anli distin- guished. Amongst them were: W. Bietlren W. G. Beer, PM, PGJD (Pembroke Dock), W. T. xoill, PM, PP>Std B (Pembroke Dock), W. H. Owen, PM, PPGP (Pembroke Dock), J. Otitvby, WM (Pembroke Dock), A. IT. Brook- mun, PM. PPG, JW (Tenby). W. E. Jenkins, PM, PIMP, J. A. Davies, PM, PPGP (Yar- bertla), E. Palmer, PM, PPGP (Tenby), L. H. Thomas, WM (Haverfordwest), S. G. Rogers, PM, PPG StdB (Tenby), Thomas Rogers, PM, PGDW (Haverforwest), Cliarle-i Mathias, PPGR. PM (Tenby), T. G. Marshall, PGC (Waiwyn's Castle), E. H. Ellis, PGS, Brethren J. R. Phil- lips, D. Lloyd, W. R. James (Narberthi. J. H. Col. F. D. Phillips, W. D. Phillips illav fordwest), England (Tenby), D. Evans Jones (Risca), J. C. Yorke, Jas. Thomas, T. Evans (Fishguard). After the ceremony the banquet was held at the Commercial Hotel. An Enthusiastic Agricutuiist.—It will be re membered that some time ago Mr. J. C. Yorke, J.P., read a most instructive pap. r before the North Pembrokeshire Agiic ul; 11: .1. Society at one of their meetings at tin; Com- mercial Hotel, Fishguard, on the hrud of Welsh Black cattle, upon which subjcct. he may weU he regarded as an authoiify. A other paper will be read before the sane soc e*y 011 Thu sday afternoon next, at the same place, by Mr. Edward Perkins, Peny: gwarne, whsn the subject will be M.nui and its application." There arc few ii., i who can spea'k with more authority upon this subject than Mr. Perkins. He has be. 1 a practical farmer all his life, and has stuciitd farming on scientific principles. He wis well known for many years as one of, h.. leading agriculturists in the neighbourhood of St. David's, and more recently he has been the pioneer of modern methods of farming in the district of Peneae Some ten years ago he re-, signed the control of his farm in favorr of his son, and many thought tlaat from tlilt' time forward he was going to enjoy a well- earned rest, and that he would henceforth live in retirement. But Mr. Perkins held dif- ferent views, and lie availed himself of this larger leisure to further add to his sto: c of knowledge. He commenced a course at Aber- ystwyth College, and studied chemistry in or der to analyse the properties of the land he had to deal with. He has carried oil expe: iiiients in th's direction ever since, and the fruit of his enquiiing mind is noticeable to-div on eveiy hand, for others have benefited from the vari- ous experiments he has conducted during these years at Pencaer, and many farmers are in- debted to him for the hints lie has given them. Mr. Perkins has nevrv aspired frr public honours, though he has field offices in his time, but his has been a most useful career throughout, and his neighbour- have a'ways lega'ded him as a :trong teadc:' in all matters affect ing them as a community. He is widely iead, and has a large fund of general knowledge. To show how open- minded he is in farming matters, as well .is in everything else, he was at one iime 1 famous breeder of Welsh Black cattle, and took nrizes all over the county, but then, took nrizes all over the county, but then, changing h: opinions, he took to Short- horns, and now acrain he has returned to h's fovn:er favourites, and has once mo; e adopted the old breed. It is expected that what he wi'l have to say on manure on Thurs- day next will be of deep interest to all farm- er: both in the district where he lives and in other parts of the county.
STKUMBLE HEAD LICHTHOUSE, Some lime it was announced in this paper that the iiiethien of Tiinity House inviting tenders for the construction ol a lightnouse at Strumble Head. The need fo/ a light at this point has been the subject of discussion among mariners and others lor years. The opening of the new route 10 Ire- land during the present summer ha: rendered its erection still more necessary, as the Great Western Railway's boats wiil be constantly passing between Goodwick and Rossuaie in all kmds of weather. we are able to state that the contract for building the new lighthouse has been given to a Devonshire man" Mr. Bob Jones, of Lyn ton, and the amount of the contract is over £ 27,000. This week workmen have arrived on the scene, and are already busy making a road to take the materials down over the fields to the edge of the cliff, where a bridge will have to be first constructed, of a. tem- porary nature, to span the narrow channel that divides Careg-Onen Island (wher the lighthouse will stand from the mainland. A permanent bridge will have to be made afterwards for access to the lighthouse. A lift, running on rails above, will be fixed by the contractor at the outset, and take ove • stones, mortar, etc. It will be some time, however, before the actual building com- mences, as besides these prepartions, the rocky point of the island will have "0 he levelled, and a considerable portion of it have to be removed. There will soon b< 40 men at work, and it is expected that many more will be employed before the sunimev is very far advanced. The materials will all come by rail to Goodwick, and thence by road. It is probable that a traction engine wili be used for the hauling. -+-
IS CONSCRIPTION NEEDED? VIEWS OF THE GOODWICK DEBATING I SOCIETY. The Goodwick Debating Society held their last debate of the season, but not tiieir last meeting, on Friday evening. In the absence of Mr. U. Lamberi Gibson, Mr. A. B. Edwards was elected speaker for the evening. The subject was "■Conscription." Aix. G. E. Dunsdon moved that consciiption was desir- able, and gave some cogent reasons in favou; of it in the paper which he read at Ile open- ing of the debate. The opposed was Mr. H. D. Johns, who a;'o read a good paper on the subject. Mr. Dunsdon said that it was to be re- gretted that there were so many bigoited ob- jections to conscription by those who had never troubled to enquhe into its advan- tages or disadvan ages, but who commented directly the subject was mentioned unreserved- ly to coiidemn it, us ng against it such ph ases as "The blood tax" ana "The cuise of mili- tarism." One of the benefits of consciiption Mr. Dunsdon assented, would be its natural tendency towards the extinction of that species of politician whose sole desire seemed to be the colouring of the whole, wo Id red, or as much as was possible of it. They would see the disappearance of patriotism by proxy with the introduction of conscription. No one could deny that their military system wanted altering. Lord Roberts had said a short time ago "That the armed forces of this country" c e absolutely unfitted and unp, c, pared for wa; The only tiue safeguard against war, the speaker maintained, was that the armed forces of the Crown should be in such a state of readiness and efficiency that it would not be to the interests of any Power to risk war with us. He thought the forces were not in such a state of xeaciiaess- at the present time. This was proved by the South African war. The Duke of No.foi folk's Commission had almost advised con- scription, and what the army may have to do on the vast frontiers of the Einphe some day made the subject worthy of deepe con- sideration. On the supposition of Ryssiai agression in Afghanistan a large army from home woul'l be lequired, because the native troops would have to remain in India, and it was imperative, in the event of war with Russia, to have a large army. In other countries universal and compulsory military service was regarded as the natural covolMa. y to universal and compulsory national educa- tion, whilst the duties of State to individual and aid of individual to State were recogniscd as logically leciproca' Mr. H. D. Johns brought forward many arguments to show how conscrip: ion would be a curse and not a benefit to the coviiit.N' It would undermine our social life, and from an economical point of view it would ruin many of our institutions financially. He mentioned how it would take the best years of a young mail's life to tiain for the aimy, instead of allowing liiiii to follow his occu- pation, and he showed how often young. fellows on the Continent reveflted against this system, which made them leave the country rather than submit to the tyranny that en- fo-ced military training upon them. He be- lieved in voluntary service rather than in conscription, and there would be 110 need for this country ever to fear so long as they had a strong volunteer force. He aiVo ad- vocated rifle clubs in every village, and thought rifle shooting could be made a na tional sport. Mr. A. H. Clark said lie did not agree with the honourable mover, who was inclined o speak disparagingly of the regular forces. He was of opinion that conscription would he a backward step, and one which that house should not encourage. Mr. Moses spoke to the effect that every young man should volunteer hit; services for the defence of his country if necessary, but did not believe in a term of compulse; yr- training. Other speakers against consciip- tion were Mr. D. < L. Llewellyn, Mr. Bi'ewitt, Mr. J. W. Canning, Mr. T. G. Harries, Mr. E, W. Watson, and Mr. F. Griffiths, and the speaker, :M,r. A. B. Edwards. Mr. J. C. Boweij supported the 1110\ e'v. The voting showed that there was a laige majority against conscription.
EOONOMIOAL & RELIABLE. BORWICK Is The best BAKING POWDER in the World. Sold evorywhwo in t d. and 2d. packets; I ftlso e4. in <•*■* iknd i" TIN CANISTERS.
LLANWNDA PARISH COUNCIL. The annual meeting of the Llairvn.la Pa 1 Council was held on Saturday e\-e,.j.ig Ia., when the Chairman and other officials we J i'tcd for tire vear. There were p.es. nt M ess- \Y. Reynolds, D. 1 .ewis, James Thomas, J. C. Bowen, D. II. Perkins, J. W. Lieweliin. Will.ams, and the Cierk <Mr. James Evansi. JL. Vincent Joints was also present as a iitenib n ot the Parochial Comiti'Mee. M Howell Perkins. Penysgwame. was appointed chairman pro tent. :\11. W. Ti, bowel1, was ie-cleeted chairman for the en- suing year, and Mi. J. Williams, Pontiago, was le-elecfed fo the vice-chair. Mr. Da\ Morris, Trefasser. was rt-appoin-e 1 treasu: ■ Mi. Thomas James., Caerlem, and Mr. Ar- thur Davies, Goodwick, weic selected as ove see, There was no other business of public interest. PAROCHIAL COMMITTEE. A meeting of this committee, composed of 'he members of t)i. Coti.)(i], ,tii(i Nll. V 11c nt Johns, was held afterwards. A < o 11- munication was icad, referring to 1I13 diain- e a, a quest:on which was con- sidered at some Icng lr. Tile ChairJllan gal" an account of the number of trees planted in the CPllle'ery, amI the hill fo:' tJll"" \s ordered to be sent to the Rural Distiict Council. It was also decided that a man he engaged to clean the paths at the Ceme- tery, and that the gate be painted. On the application of Mr. Dd. Lewis, it v as de- (ided that vd es should be laid to take ihe water that passes Mr. David John's house, ami that the two distiict councillors he entrust'd with ihe matte; A
MR STANLEY ROBERTS ON CON- STITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT. The last of the series of lectures on "Con- stitutional Government." was given by Mr. Stani y Roberts, M.A., at the Reading Room, Goodwick, on Monday night, when the chair was taken by Dr. Williams, Drint. Mr. Roberts, on this occasion, took ",Fede,3- tion" as his chief subject. lie exj/anted at some length ihe difference between the English Constitution and the written Const'tu- tions of Federal Stales. Ours was an elastic Constitution, and the other lie described as rigid. One strange anomaly was iiioticerl in the Constitution of the United States; though America was considered to he the most de- mocratic ci.ntry in the world, the power of the American President was greater than the power of our King. and the powers of the American House of Representatives were much less than those of our House of Commons. In America, strange to say, the part of the Constitution which had least power was the House of Representatives. The reason for that was tha: the President held office for a defmife period, and that as his subordin- ates held office for the same Cength of time under him, they could defy pubic opinion if they liked, and it would be 110 easy task to turn them out of off;ce before the expiration of their term. It was intended to make the American President the counterpart of George III., and to avoid what was considered dan- gerous in the British Constitution of the time. The Senate held office for three times the term the House of Representatives did, as •fine was elected for six years, and the for two years. The Senate in America shared with the President some of the great powers of State, and as the Cabinet do in this coun- try. Apart from the length of time, the Senate held office they were not elected di- recti y by the electors, as the representatives were in ftlie Lower House, but they were elected by the State Parliament. Lastly, in niAeric-a, they had the Supreme Court, which consisted of experts in law, nine in num- ber, who were appointed for life by the Pre- sident and Senate, and they could not be removed unless rhen, tJid. something rery wrong. The popular voice could not ioucti them at all. At the end of the lecture some questions were asked by Mr. Clark and Mr. Edwards, to which Mr. Roberts gave satisfactory an swers, and Mr. M. Moses gave some of his own experiences of American eleeteons. Before the close of the meeting the Sec e tary pointed out that that was the last meet ing of the Goodwick Debating Society, and he invited suggestions from those presen* as. to the form of the presentation by the mem- hers to the Rev. S. B. Wirliams, the founder of the society. It was decided to leave itiattei, in the hands of the secretary. Hearty votes of thanks were passed to Mr. Roberts for lectuiing, and to Dr. Williams for presiding. —
LETTERSTON ANNUAL SPORTS. TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—As chairman of the committee of the above sports, may I point out to those of your readers, who kindly subscribed last year, and who will 110 doubt renew their donations this year, and to intending subscribers, that they are lending their support not oniy to manly pastime, but also to further the veiy woithy object the committee have in view of eventually applying the accumulated balance to the establishment: of a public eading room at Letterston, which will be a great boon to those residing in the immediate neighbour- hood.—Yours, etc., GEORGE C. CHURCHWARD. Letter ton, 18th April, 1906.
LETTERSTON. Letterston and District Temperance Society. —The annual meeting (gymanfa) will place next Monday week, May 7th. at Letters- ton. Eminent speakers have been engaged and we. trust that every effort win be made to make it the most successful gymanfa held in connection with the society. Cheal) tickets will probably be issued from Puuchest- 11 and Goodwick Stations. »
GOODWICK. Wedding.—A pretty wedding took place at St. Mary's Church, Tenby, on Wednesday, Apiil 18, the contracting parties being Mr. Albert Jenkins, of Goodwick, and Miss Annie Merriuian, of Tenby. The ceremony was pe fonned by the recto., the Rev. N. Chetwode Run, M.A., assisted by t lie old curate of Goodwick, the Rev. S. 15. Williams, M.A. The happy couple left for Tenby by the even- ing train, and are settled in their new home at Pen Cw. Poisoning the Brook.—An inquiiy should be made info the fact that the biook above the bridge near the gasworks was poisoned by some means or other on Friday last. Hundreds of trout of all sizes wee picked up dead that day, and whether some despicable persons intentionally put lime in the brook to kill the fish, or whether the slaughter was the result of some leakage from the gasworks, the matter in any case should be made the subject of an enquiry by tho: e who look after the interests of spoilsmen in the district. •
RHOSYCAERAU. At a meeting of the above church held on Sunday, the 15th inst., it was announced that the pasto the Rev. J. G. James, had IC ciived a unanimous call to the pastorate of the Congregational Churches, of Bvynseion aii, Carfan, near arbenh. It is now over six years since Mr. James took up his work a Rl}(>! ycareftti, an 1 (Illriiig illat lillie lie lia:4 won tJin es'ttpni i)hfl cuvdial co-operation o the whole church. The fiiends at Rhosy- caerau wne natuially loth to lose the services of their minister, and therefore unanimously passed the folion\-iiig i-esoIulii)ii, \Iiieli 'N\-a.,z moved by Mr. W. G. James, Pantyphillip, and seconded by Nir. Joseph Roberts: "That, in view of the call which ilfr. Jailles has received to the pastorate of the churches of P-yn seion and Carfan, we rj a church at Rliosy- caerau, heieby express our appreciation of his able teaching and of his faithful, though unassuming work amongst us dining the six y-ars of his ministry here: that the departure of Mr. James from our midst would occasion wido--spread sorrow in the church, and we therefore express the hope that he mav not sever his connection with us, but'may, under the blessing of God, see his way clear to con- tinue his work amongst us indefinitely." ft ;s gratifying to note tlial in response to this appeal Mr. James has decided to remain at Rbosycaerau. +
HENRY'S MOAT. 'Farm Operatiolls.-The long, wet wilder hr: been followed by a spelll of bright r.nny weather. The prevalence of dry winds has enabled the farme s to push forward opera tions on the farms, when the ploughing and s iwing 1111". completed. Tlu lambing season has been exceptionally fav ourable, and but losses are reported Except, however, rani, is so much wanted, idioul 1 come shortly, it is feared the grass crops will be short.
CLYNDERWEN. The Clynderwen Agricultural Society have taken iiesh heart again. Tne recent appeal has met with very encouraging success: so it has been resolved that the show is to he continued, hut 011 an earlier date. and on more attractive and economical ..nes. Any well wisliers of tlie show would tio wed to communicate with the secretary, Mr. H. Mor- iis, any suggestions and encouragement they may leef disposed to ones. A very interesting and eujoyalt'.e ente.tj'i- luent was given in the Clynderwen club-roo.11 un Friday evening, consisting of a choice .-etc- lion of vocal music, etc. A few I.,iizes e o.lered for competition. Mr. John Jones, sta- tion master, Clynderwen, presided. Mr. 1J. Davies, Maengwyne, adjudicated in music, and Atr. Juiin Morris. Llandissiiio, in the test of general knowledge of the life of Elijah. The i(ev. Evans, of Ftynon, delivered a very intcr- esing address on the entertainment, and especially the motive which actuated the promoters of the meeting, whicit was to iai: e funds to provide some little eOlllfuJ t fpr the young IIlan. Arnuld Johu. who met w,,h a sad accident in Penlan Quarries last year, and by which he unfortunately appears to be com- pletely crippled for life. It is very pleasing to note the hearty response of the neighbour- hood generally. It is stated that some- thing like £ 14 was reali-sed after cleaiing all expanses. » ,'xp""e,. LLANDISSILIO
The Llandissiiio Parish Council are to be congratulated again over the very suecess- Jul two weeks cookery class conducted in the i y Blaineonin School-room Ity Miss E. S. Davies, Professor of Cooekry, of Xantcaredig. The pupils were: Miss Thomas, Tyliene; Miss How ells, Penpark; Miss Morris, Gowerville; Miss James, Pwllirarian; Miss Evans, Portisbach; Miss Jones, Rhydwen; Miss Lewis, Pantynien- in; Miss Nicholas, Llwycellyn: Miss Jenkins, Oakland; Miss Phillips, Glandwr House; Miss Thomas, Marble Hall; Miss James, Blenlytliy. The whole proceedings caused much kin dis- interest throughout the neighbourhood-good numbers attending daily to witness the skit! ful (le ails of the kitchen, etc.—and crowds came together every evening to participate in the sale of the dainty things prepared dur- ing the day, everything being purchased at good prices. A pleasant and interesting con- cert and entertainment on the Tuesday even- ing concluded the highly pleasing and suc- cessfulj event, and there is a general desire that another such class should be arranged at some convenient time and place during the year.
CASTLEDWYRAN. Parish Council.—At the Castledwyran Paiish j meeting, Air. John Davies, Glanrliyd Farm, was du.y appointed chairman; Air. J. Howelis, j Penpark, and Mr. W. James, Rock Terrace, overseers for the ensuing year. Air. Thomas James, Ffynonbrodyr, who has been the weHl respected chairman for In any years, owing to bereavement and declining age, had inti- mated his inability to continue in office. Very kindly references were made to his many years of activity and usefulness in the parish, and a cordial and sincere vote of sympathy with liini and his family in tlieii: sad be- reavement was passed.
CAMROSE. Parish Council.—The annual meeting of this Council was held at the North Council School, when there were present: Rev. J. tiiluert Rees, Messrs. J. Alarr, Thomas Ala- thias (Dudwell), Wiliiain Bevans, John Har- ries, W. Fry, Levi Griffiths, T. H. Mathias <Wolfsdale), and the Clerk (Mr. John Berry). Rev. J. Gilbert Rees and Air. W. Hancock were re-appointed chairman and vice-chairman re- spectively for the ensuing year. The an- nual accounts were passed. The overseers for the year are Messrs. William Berry, White- horn, and John Thomas, The Kilns. The chairman, having been deputed by the Coun- cil to interview the Clerk of the Peace as to the proper method of obtaining possession of the parish tithe map, reported that the Parish Council must make application to the County Council to obtain it for them, but that the latter must first be satisfied that the Parish Council has a receptacle for its safe custody. It was decided that if a new tithe map could be obtained for a sov- j ereign or less, it should be done, but should it cost more, the matter should be referred back to the Counci-1 for further consideration The chairman and Mr. Fry were authorised to obtain prices, etc. A long discussion arose as to the improper rolling of the county main roads. It was stated that the roads are too much rolled. The face of the roads, however good, is picked up, road material is put on, and the road is rolled to such an extent that the new material is reduced to powder, which is afterwards blown away by the wind, or washed into the gutters by the first shower of rain. The road is really worn out before it is used, and becomes in wet weather a disconnected series of mud and water pools. Could this unnecessary work of the steam roller be transferred to some of our parish roads, the stones, the greater number of which are now kicked into the grip, would set earlier than they do at pre- sent, and the ratepayers would be greatly relieved in pocket, temper, and in the wear and tear of their vehicles. The Council gen- erally concurred in the complaints made, and expressed a wish that those who have control of the main roads would see whether it was not possible to improve (?) the roads at less expense than at present. »
MATHRY. The social 011 Thursday last, patronised by a large company, was a. thorough success, and reflects great credit on the promoters. The Easter vestry was held on Thursday. The Rev. D. Griffiths presided. The accounts were duly audited, showing a very creditable balance in favour of the church. They wen examined and passed. Messrs. Thomas Grif- fiths,. Priskilly, and J. Jenkins, schoolmaster, were appointed churchwardens. The annual parish meeting was held in the school-roni. Air. Lewis. Penybank, presided The following officers were unanimously re- elected: Mr. Griffith, Castle Cenlas, chairman Air. Lewis, Penybank, vice-chairman; Air. Jen- kins, School House, treasurer; Mr. B. Griffiths. Lower Mabus, clerk; Alessis. George Scale Roberts and B. Griffit hii overseers. Hearty votes of thanks were passed, and the popular vice-chairman was congratulated on his marriage.
TREFGARN OWEN. Cumwt.-A very successful concert was held at the Council School room on Tuesday even- iug, ..pril 17th. The chair was occupied by Air. A. O. Williams, St. Davids, who carried out his duties very efficiently. The school- room was packed to its utmost capacity, and it was to be regretted that the rowdy element was much in evidence at the back part of the room, and, although asked repeatedly by the chairman to give a hearing, they blankly refused. In future, we would suggest that a "man in blue" be requisitioned, as it is verv unpleasant for those who; attend with the object of listening to the music, to be an- noyed in this manner. The artistes performed their work creditably. The accompanists were Mrs. A. O. Williams, St. Davids: Miss Berry, and Miss A. E. Howelis, Fishguard; and Aliss Williams, Rudbaxtun. The concert had been organised by the lady members of the church, with Aliss Lottie Thomas as secre- tary, the secretarial work being carried out to the satisfaction of all, and the success I of the concert must in a gioat degree be at- tiibuted to her efforts, supported by others who :;pared no pains to ensure success. We compliment the church on having a band of lady workers who are capable of organising such a concert. We append progi-aiiiiiie:- Part I. Solo, "The Land uf the Harp," Air. Thomas, Rogertson. Solo, Eileen Allanah," Miss Berry, Fish- guard. Fo'o, "Anchor," Rev. Richard Williams, fit. Davids. Solo, Astiti)re," Miss Rusa Williams, Rud- baxton. So'o, "Genevieve," Mr. Edwin Wrilcox, Penv- CIVIII. Solo. "The Old Brigade," Mr. W. J. Morris, Letterston. Solo, "Alone un the Raft," Miss Bessie bett. Solo, Bugail Hafwd y GWHI," Air. J. W. Evans, Fishguard. Solo, "Queen of the Ea«th." Mr. Morris. Snlo, "The Bugler," Mr. Morgan Lewis, Fish- gua-.d. Part n. So'o. "Gwlad y Delyn," Mr. Edwin Wilcox. Sol The Diver," Rev. R. Williams. Solo. "A May Morning." Aliss Rosa Wil- lial!l; Recitation, Miss Hilda Thomas. Solo. "There's a girl wanted there." Mr W. J. Solo. "A warrior bold," Mr. Lewis, Fish- guard. t V So:u, "Japanese Love Song." Miss Bcriy. Solo, "U Rlnowch i mi Bregeth Gymraeg." Aliss Narbett. Duet (humorous), Air. and Aliss Williams, Rudbaxton. Solo, The Veteran's Song," Mr. Thomas. Solo, "Isn't that like a man." Air. Williams. R nibixton. Finale, "Hen Wlad ly Nhadau." The Hev. J. H. Iiionias. the respected pastor of the church, expressed his warmest tha tks to all those who had assisted in any- way. and he was proud to say that all tne arti: tes had given their services giatuitously. They had li.t,iiell that evening to high class music. He also wished to especially thank Mr. VSillianis for presiding, and for the killd a id sy npathetie words he had spoken. Airs. Nic'iola-, Hay sea-tie, who takes a keen interest in the work of th1 church, seconded, and th's termiinted a very successful concert. A cuffee supper was provided at the close. »
DINAS. On Sunday la-t Air. Owen Howelis. from Caersalem Church, who intends entering the ministry, preached a trhl sermon at Hebron. The sermon was generally appreciated. Oil Alonday the Rev. Morgan Lewis, Cwmsifiog. P ear bed an appropriate sermon at the san'e chapel. Air. Lewis was officiating at Fish- guard on Sunday, and has been spending a short time in the district. The anthems chosen at Tabor for the Whit- sun festival are "Beth yw'r udgorn glywd i'11 seinio" and Ar lan Iorddonen ddofn." both by Mr. T. Gabriel. F.T.S.C., Bargoed. A large contingent of singers turned up last Sunday night at the first practice.
NEWPORT Mr. Bowen. Llwyngwair, was one of the judges at the puppy show held in connection with the Plasgeler (Llandy.-sul) Harriers last week. Lecture.—Rev. Lloyd Atorgan. Pontaidulais, will give a lecture ai Ebenezer Chapel on Thursday evening next, when the chair will be taken by the Rev. 1). (j. Phillips, R.D. The subject of the lecture will he Rhwng Ei gryd A'i Grwys (Between His cradle and His Cross>. Mr. J. Bancroft. II. Al.I.. has visited the elementary schools of the district ihis week, as well as those of other parts of North Pem- brokeshire. I The winner of the prize in the chief verse 1 competition at the recent eisteddfod, who had I signed himself Disgvbl Arall," has turned out to be the Rev. J. LI. Morris, Caersalem. The winner for the rhree best jokes was Air. Win. Thomas, Newport. The Rev. D. J. Evans was recently elected to fill a vacancy 011 the St. Dogmael's District Council without the necessity for a poll tak- I ing plac. The appointment i:; a popular one from every point of view, and all mav feel certain that Air. Evans will be a good representative.
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