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Here and There. WHILST all the denominations are exerting themselves over "twentieth century funds" in order to clear off chapel debts, the following may offer a useful hint to those causes, who hold it as one of the articles of their faith that the end justifieth the means Blaenclydach, Tonypandy, Nr. Pontypridd, Glam. A Grand Drawing on the Art Union Principle Will take place in the-PUBLIC HALL of the above place ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH, 1900. Under the patronage of J. D. Williams, Esq., J.P., Trealaw; D. W. Davies, Esq., J.P., Tonypandy; T. P: Jenkins, Esq., J.P., Llwynypia, and several other gentlemen of the district. The proceeds in aid of GOSEN WELSH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. PRIZES. £ s. d. 1. A Cheque* value 20 o o 2. A Suite of Furniture, value 12 o o 3. A Bicycle, value 10 o o 4. A Lady's Gold Watch, value 500 5. Books to the value of £4 (winner to choose his books 400 6. A good Quilt and Foot-rug, value .30 0 7. A Chest of Tea, value 200 8. A good pair of Blankets, value 1 10 o 9. Boy's Suit of Clothes, value 015 o TO. A pair of Shoes, value o 10 6 11. One Pound of the best Tobacco 0 5 o And 50 other various Prizes. All Monies, Duplicates, and unsold Tickets to be returned to Mr David Jones, 175, Court Street, Tonypandy, near Pontypridd, Glamorganshire, on or before February 24th, 1900. TICKETS, 3D. EACH BOOK OF TWELVE, 2s. Winning Numbers will appear in the South Wales Vail-v News, Western Mail, Tarian y (hveithhvr, Celt, Tyst, and Barter Fach. ? HERE is another, but slightly more classic example of pungent correspondence which the late Mr Ruskin wrote to some Edin- burgh students who begged of him a statement of his political ideas-at least, that they might know whether he was for Disraeli or Gladstone. Mr Ruskin wrote What in the devil's name have you to do with either Mr Disraeli or Mr Gladstone ? You are students of the University, and have no more business with politics than you have with rat- catching. Had you ever read ten words of mine (with understanding), you would have known that I care no more either for Mr Disraeli or Mr Glad- stone than for two old bagpipes with the drones going by steam, but that I hate all Liberalism as I do Beelzebub, and that, with Carlyle, I stand, we two alone now in England-for God and the Queen." THE educational wants of Wales are no longer spoken of; presumably they have all been supplied, and that the money may henceforth be devoted to luxury and ornament. It is now stated that between ^40,000 and C,50,000 is now proposed to be spent on the new University College at Bangor, and that the frontages and ap- proaches, which will be ornamental, will cost ^10,000. Three sites in Upper Bangor have been suggested, but an attempt is being made to locate the new college at Llanfairfechan. "Po'" JUSTICES' justice formerly used to be rather peculiar, but what can be said of the latest example from Colwyn Bay, where there appears to be a great deal of concern for the proper control of licensing business ? Two cases of licensing heard in the same court. In the first case where the police had neglected their duty the appli- cant succeeded in the next, where they were supposed to have exceeded their duty the applicant failed MR ERNEST RHYS, writing in a daily con- temporary, calls attention to the extent of Mr Ruskin's influence on Welsh thought, which he regards as greater than is popu- larly supposed. His name is coupled with those of Carlyle and Emerson, which stand the best of all tests-frequent and natural use in the pulpit. Mr Rhys refers to the great man's love of Welsh scenery, and says, ii of all the mountains of Wales Mr Ruskin centred his heart on those that form the symmetrical walls of the Vale of Llangollen," and equally with the beauty of the natural environment there appealed to him the life lived among them, pas- toral and simple, and far from any taint of smoky civilisation, which he abhorrrd." THAT Disestablishment has become a Church question seems certain, and the appearance of a journal as the organ of the "Churchman's Liberation League" will make it more widely known. Under those conditions the Liberationists will scarcely care for Disestablishment. WELSHMEN sometimes make curious blunders in English verbs. At a horse fair at Carmarthen the other day a man was trying to buy a horse, but he was not satisfied about the animal's eyesight. He don't look very good," was the way the would-be purchaser expressed it. The seller took this to refer to the horse's appearance, and they nearly got to a quarrel, when the horse walked up against a post, "I told you he not look very gojd," said the enraged Welshman. "By dash, I don't think he can look at all A COMMERCIAL traveller who was detained the other night at a little wayside Welsh junction had gone into the waiting-room, ,and was enjoying a cigar when a porter entered. The traveller, pointing to a printed notice overhead,. Smoking is Strictly Prohibited," remarked insinu- atingly, I s'pose this rule is not strictly enforced ?" Oh no, sir," was the confidential response nor the one underneath The commercial looked where the porter pointed, and read, Rail- way Servants are Not Allowed to Receive Gratuities."

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