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DEATH OF COLOXEL T. PICTOX TURBERVILL. It is with unfeigned regret that we record this week the death of Colonel T. Picton Turbervill. which took place on Monday evening last at his Gla- morganshire residence, Ewenny Priory, Bridgend, He had been for sometime in delicate health, and died from the effects of a paralytic seizure. 1\1rs. Turberville was suturing from indisposition, and was thus unable to give to the invalid the benefit of her devoted care. Deceased was attended by Dr. Graves, assistant to Dr. Naunton Davies Bridgend, and Dr. C. T. Vachell, of Cardiff, paid frequent visits to Ewcnny Priory. The gallant colonel's name was a household word throughout the district, where he led a life ot useful public service and great philanthropy. He was the eldest son of the late Captain Thomas arlov.ox the Royal Bengal Engineers, and of Catherine, a daughter of Mr. Thomas Picton, of Poyston. Rudbaxton, Pembrokeshire, and a grandson of the late Mr. John Warlow, of Haverfordwest, in that county. The deceased gentleman was born at Cawnpore, India, in the vear 1827, and was. therefore, at the time of his death, aged 64. In his infancy the lad was sent to England to escape the perils of the Indian climate, and later to receive his education. In due time he entered Woolwich Academv, and received there his early military training. He entered the army and received his commission in the Royal Artillary in 184S. Eight years later— durin" the Crimean War—he was appoiuted one one of a small commission to visit America in order to purchase armaments for the British Government. On his return he was alloted the position of assistant superintendent of the Royal Arms Factory at Enfield; and a year afterwards he was made superintendent of the Small Arms Department at Birmingham. In course of time, he succeeded to the Turbervill property. previously held by his cousin. Miss Turbervill. These estates came into the possession of the Picton family in the year 1797, and heirs to the property assumed the name of Tiirbe^iil. U. to the estate the snbjeet o th.S notee dropped the name of Warlow and OOK .hat of 1Lur- bervill. He married in 1357 Lucy Elizabeth Connop. the only daughter of Mr. Henry Connop of Birdhurst, Croydon, Surrey. Col. was a justice of the peace and d_epn.y-lieutenant of the county of Glamorgan, ami m the \eai 1876 served the office of High SaeriLt, and sustained in worthy stvle the dignities of the ofllce. Once settled on his estates, he took an active prtrt in their administration, and soon made Iwmself known by his kindly natuie anu disposition- He took a deep tewrtte agriculture, and evinced a warm synipadi} \\ith ht tJLntrv at periods of agricultural depression. Colonel Turbervill. in addition to his pioperty in the rural districts surrounding his residence at -p p,f,-v held considerable tracts 01 ta the Llynvi and Rhoadd» YaUeys. In these places he has provea himseh a benefactor to the collier and h^ fami th<3 H the^SJhment of the Rest, or SvSit at Porthcawl, the gallant colonel g:ive a handsome donation, to the funds. ThS amount he has from time to time supplemented with large sums. and, in addition, he freely gave his time m tne Administration of this useful institution He contributed liberally to the South Wales and Monmouthshire Miners' Permanent Fund. The gallant colonel had always shown deep interest in the welfare of the mining population of the Ehondda. and of the urban district of Bridgend. >uite recently he gave a site in the former district, and handsome money contributions to both, towards the establishment of intermediate schools Colonel Turbervill was a Churchman, and the patron of three livings. In polities lie was a staunch, whole-hearted Liberal. After the redis- tribution of seats in 1«85 he was invited to stand for tllC Southern. Division of Glamorgan, but de- clined" on account of growing infirmities. He, however, consented to act as the first president of the Divisional and Bridgend Lioeral Associations and took an active part"in promoting the election of 1fr. A-hur J. Williams to Parliament,. There was no issue of his marriage and the settled estates pass into the hands of Colonel Piccon Warlow, of Laleston House, near Bridgend. Tne funeral takes place to-day (Friday), at 2.30 p.m. VOTE OF SYMPATHY BY THE BRIDGEND SCHOOL BOARD. At the usual meeting of the Bridgend Local Board on Tuesday night, the following resolution was unanimously passed, on the motion of the chairman :— That this Bow! desires to rccor ^its sense of the loss sustained to the town and district, ..y t.ie recem lamented death of Colonel Turbervill, and vi»ht0 to convey its cordial sympathy wita Airs. 1 u-.bLrv J1 her bereavement.. The Clerk was deputed to forward the same to Mrs. Turbervill.
THE LATE MR. DAVIES YN YSMAERDY, NEAR LLAXTRISATS J. An esteemed correspondent writes The death ot Mr Thomas Davies, ageci 82 years, lnj^mucnij Farm which took place on the 7th mst removed a well-known and respected member of a widely known and spectabie I^tvies^ Cwmsacrbran, Jtr^yf^y^^ four brothers and fne sie^i- p j Tanvrallt. Pentre the late M.. E. Da\ 11. ™ ro*e"Hill. Ystradyfodwg the Lates Mi. J. TP Brvnfedwen: Dr. Davies. Aberdare; Mis. Evans. Bute Hotel. Treherbert: ilTs Jeiikms^ wi e of "Mr' Jerkin- survevor. Treheiuert Mit>. DaA id. wife of the late Mr. David, Shop y-Gareg, Peny- irai", and mother of Dr. ^ashmg^on Da ud, Mr* Griffiths, wife ot Mr. Griffiths, !2Sr&*SMa*«5 to «*>* wite thS R»v..T. Riehards. Pontypridd. The deceased married Miss Ann Llewellyn, daughter of Mr. "HowellLh-wellvn, Blaenycwm. a niece ot the cele- brated Thos. Liewellvn. the Rhondda bard, and a cousin of M r. Ho well Llewellyn. the present manager of the Dunraven Collieries, Treherberi. Mr and Mrs. Davies had a family of seven—viz Mr. William Davies, Tvlcha Fawr. Tonyrefail; the late Mrs. Williams. wife of the Rev. Rufus Williams. Nebo, Y strad; JI r. Howell Davies, relieving officer of Llantrisant parish Mr. T. Davies Imperial Hotel, Porth: Mr J. Davies, Tuberville Hotel. Llan- harran *Mrs. Edwards, Graig Lwyd Llanharran and Mr. E. Davies. Boars Head Hotel. Llantrisant. The dfKieased gentleman's father was the owner of CwnisaerbrenT but early m.this ccntury he dis- posed of it to the late Marquis of Bute for £ 11,000, and it is said that the place yields an annual in- come in excess of that to the present Msirquw. To this sale is probably due the existence of that busy centre of industry known now as Treheibert. In 1853 Mr. and Mrs. Davies removed from the Rbondd-x to Ynysmaerdy. and there, on the banks of the tuneful Ely. both ended their days in o.r\A plenty having" had the satisfaction peace a children settled down in im- 0 J1 f^beres Of l ie. Unlike his brothers, Mr. CerXSd tVspend hiM^^a, IN. the madding crowd's ignoble strite. His sober wishes never learned to straj Along the cool sequestered vale of lite He kept the noiseless tenor of his way. But for all that Mr. Davies was a shrewd man of business, a man of sterling worth, and of him it v trulv said. A man he was to all the coiritry dear." Had he been visited, like Abou- Ben Adhem of old. by an angel writing in a book of gold, he could have honestly asked I p.ay thee then write me as one who loves his fellow- men." tor-he never lost the opportunity to do a neighbour a o»"Se I2th fnst amidst" e™rj manifestation of sorrow by a very large circle of relations and friends.
THE BMDGEND EISTEDDFOD. THE LORD MAYOR OF LOXDOX TO BE INVITED. We understand that the committee of the above eisteddfod intend forming an influential deputa- tion to wait upon Alderman Evans, the Lord TVTnvnr of London, with a view of securing his if nf the Bridgend Eisteddfod next year. The deputation will shortly wait upon his lordship, i nmnn^-t those who are expected to constitute Ae Si-ht Hon. the Earl of Dunraven. K.G., Tud-e Gwilvm Williams (Miskin Manor), and Mr. A J ffiliiS, M.P. for South Glamorgan. =
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CORRESPONDENCE. THE NEW THEATRE AT BARRY. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAB. SIR.—Having heard that it is intended to float a company for the purpose of erecting a theatre and opera house at Barry, I should be glad if you would allow me space to make a few remarks on the subject, and to call attention to intending investors to the following facts. Cardiff, with its very large population, is unable to support two theatres, as the Grand Theatre, which is owned by a limited company, and has been opened five years, has not up to the present day paid one halfpenny dividend, although it has the advantage of having an hotel attached to it. Surely a small place like Barry and Cadoxton would not be able to support more than one. As an example of how the pro- posed speculation is likely to succeed, I may in- stance the market-halls of Barry and Cadoxton. When will the shareholders get a return for their capital ? The one at Cadoxton is now let for a circus, and for happy evenings for the people. Was that the original intention of the directors when they issued their prospectus No doubt we shall be seeing the Barry Theatre and Opera House I turned into a barracks for the Salvation Army, or something of that sort. I should think that one theatre bringing good companies into the district would be better than two houses competing in such a manner that neither would be able to cater properly for the taste of the residents. I should :hink that the public of Barry and Cadoxton have lad enough of public companies for some time to jome. Because one great undertaking has proved !O remunerative it is not to be supposed that every !peculation will turn out successful.—Yours truly, A DELUDED SHAREHOLDER. WHY WALES SHOULD HAVE HOME RULE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALETI BTALI. The Reform Act of 1884 marked a new era in ,he history of Great Britain find Ireland, for through it two million people were granted the dght of citizenship but although the country low possesses the power of making and unmaking parliaments, it is evident that the power given to jhe masses is not the sole cause of the demand for •elf-government, a boon now asked for by the Deltic races of the British Isles. No, for tt-c need )f Home Rule was apparent to all previous to the massing of the franchise. What the franchise did vas to give the people power to demand what they for ,-ears had been asking for. Last, but not least, in the lemand for Home Rule is law-abiding Wales. ^.nd that her appeal should be satisfied is evident r'or several reasons, the chief of which I enumerate n order to satisfy would-be opponents to any neasure of self-government. In the first place Wales should have Home Rale because her repre- sentation in the Imperial Senate is by far numeri- cally less than any other part of the British Isles :'or under the present order of things the presence )f Welsh representatives at Westminster is of no ivail unless the bold and haughty Saxon looks lown with mercy on our country. It will be dearly seen that England already enjoys the •ight of self-government, and if the principle is ound. in one case, it must of course be sound in the )ther; therefore Wales should either have the lame number of members at Westminster as inglnnd has. or England should grant Wales a varliament of its own. Some may say that the preponderance of popu- ation in England gives the English a right to a preponderance of representation. Now. if Erig- and. Ireland. Scotland, and Wales were inhabited JY one nation—that is, one people of one tongue, :iid living under the same circumstances—the j-gument no doubt, would be a strong one but as he inhabitants of the four countries differ so far .s the east is from the west, so far should the laws hat govern them differ. Again, it may be said hat the Principality is a conquered province, and ,8 such should submit to English rules. In ,nswer to this I would say that it is a very unwise llQ dangerous policy for an united empire to reat any part thereof as a conquered part, and ispecially a law-abiding part; and again, in unity II strife should cease. Well, how is this strife to :ease.' Only by giving the nation their just lemands. Again. Wales should have Home Rule, )ecause she has asked in vain for justice from England. Wales has for centuries asked for bread ,nd has received a stone. She has asked for eligious equality, and has been taxed towards main- paining the Church schools, where the doctrines of he alien institution are preached to the scholars. III a word, the forcing of an alien Church and oreign-tongucd ministers on any nation would be uiTicient to justify the same in demanding self- government. J Some may ask, would those rrievances cease to exist if the Principality deceived Home Rule ? I unhesitatingly say they vould. because the nation has for years made up heir mind on the diiferent questions and to hink that the English Church would remain established in Wales when the said country tbtains autonomy is quite as absurd as to expect now to remain on the ground before the scorching ays of a July sun. The Welsh Parliament would )c a reflex of the Welsh nation, and as such would levote its energies to redressing the grievances of he community. Wales should have a Parliament if its own, because such a concession to the Prin- cipality would tend in the direction of strengthen- ng our glorious Empire because who would deny hat the present condition of Ireland is not a ource of weakness to the British Empire an sland where we are compelled to maintain an ii-my stronger in number than the one commanded JY Wellington at Waterloo It is true that the condition of Wales has not reached this climax, )ut there is danger of the Welsh nation being Iriven to despair, and all will acknowledge that lespair is the natural parent of all things tending ,o evil. Now, so as to consolidate the Empire, the bspirationa of the diiferent sections thereof should Je satisfied without delay. We have only to cast JUr eyes across the silver streak of the broad itlantic to see the folly of refusing to entertain ;he prayer of the nation when seeking justice. \gain. if any instance should be required, as to dome Rule being granted, and yet the unity of the Empire, maintained, we may at once point to Sweden and Norway, which after the great war ivere united upon a footing of strict legislative ndependence and coequality. In the next place :he present aspect of our land- laws calls loudly for self-government, for it is impossible almost to travel about without gazing on thousands of acres of uncultivated land which has been rendered so through the absolute frivolity of our territorial magnates, who delight in keeping the land of the people for the purpose of rearing wild game, &c. Truly has it been said that the labourer has been divorced from the soil. Now, while things remain as at present it is folly to expect any reform in the land Laws, for at St. Stephen's is to be seen a Parlia- ment of landowners. Therefore, the only remedy is a Parliament in AVales. Again, the Principality should have Home Rule, because the people thereof are capable of managing their own affairs, for in ordinary intelligence the Welsh nation can claim a place amongst the nations of the earth. The Welsh have also at all times been loyal to the Sovereign of the realm, therefore they have a right to expect some return for such loyalty, and without claiming to be a prophet I venture to predict that when a subordinate Parliament is established in Wales that her inhabitants will be stronger than ever in their allegiance to the Crown of, England.—I am. &c., D. THOMAS. Penygraig. » — CROESYPARC BAPTIST CHAPEL. TO THB EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. SIR,—It surprised several of us when we saw a paragraph that the doors of this chapel are likely to be closed from the want of ministerial funds, fcc. I think in fairness to the public, and especially to those more interested in the place, that a little explanation is desirable. With regard to the funds, the last minister that was here, namely, Mr. Thomas Humphreys was here about nine years, and during that period he had not to go once without his agreed monthly salary being paid him promptly, and, as a rule, a surplus collected above the agreed salary was handed over to him quarterly and at the close of his ministry, about a fortnight ago. in addition to what was due to him, a sum of about three months' salary was given him, collected solely amongst the regular attendants of the place. So it is absurd for anyone to say that there is the least difficulty with the ministerial fund and also the chapel is free of any other debt. A rumour was current around here, the other day, that a clergy- man had said that he would see the doors of Croesy- parc closed, and no doubt such agreeable informa- tion for the Wrxtrm Mad emanated from that source. If Croesyparc will prosper in the future as in the past, there will be no thanks for it to some of the Conservative aristocracy in the neighbourhood. I have been told that a lady has commenced a Sunday after- noon reading-class at her own house, and her first pupils arc a few children who used to attend Croesyparc School, and I have also been told that this lady tried hard to get other children who were attending Croesyparc School, but the parents of the latter were too firm for her. There is no doubt but that this lady is a Churehwoman. and in a thickly-populated district like this where there is plenty of room for all the children at both church and chapel schools, it would be far more honourable on her part to attend the church school, and get to her school children that do not go any- where, and not try to induce children that are regularly going elsewhere.—I am. &c., THOMAS REES. Trehedyn House, Peterston-super-Ely, Cardiff. THE SCHOOL BOARD JOBBERY IN THE BARRY DISTRICT. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. SIR,—I very much regret, in the interest of our: Board, that not one of its members has a single word to say in defence of their recent conduct. In reply to your correspondent in last week's Star, I beg to say that I perfectly agree with him, that the fact that a man is himself a brilliant scholar is not always a guarantee that he excels as a teacher. In the case referred to in my former letter, this happy combination exists, as testimonials in possession of the Board most clearly prove. The gentleman instanced by me is not only head and shoulders above most of his competitors, and even the one appointed, or shall I say smuggled into the position, but his school has always acquitted itself creditably to himself and all concerned, securing every year the excellent merit grant," which, to my knowledge, no school in this district has yet done. If such has been accomplished in one of the most Welsh-speaking centres of the Principality, is it not reasonable to expect that the same teacher would acquit him- self equally satisfactorily in a district where the child-population is largely English ? In reference to the mastership of the Barry Schools, the appointment is not legal, as the notice required by the Board was not given, neither the requirements of the Educational De- partment complied with. It is usually the practice of all Boards to advertise before filling up any public position, but in this case a departure has been made in order to blind the Welsh. The whole affair is an insult to intelligent working men, who liave the interests of their children at heart, and cannot be better termed than a piece of jobbery from beginning to end. While there was a public idvertisement, the result in th3 former case was a foregone conclusion. This, at least, was the opinion )f several of the applicants. One is entirely sick of learing of people parading their Welsh patriotism it the Cymmrodorion, and sense of justice then remaining silent, and pocketing their principles when it suits them. Were the members tied in diis case Had they already committed them- jeives before the election We want some Junius )1' other to bring into the glare of day the pro- jedures of our public bodies.—Yours, &c., Nov. 25th, 1891. NOT AX ASPIRANT. THE NEED OF A SAILOR'S REST AT CADOXTON. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES RTAR. Sin,—I should like to draw the attention of ;hose who are interested in the temporal and spiritual welfare of sailors, to the great need of a respectable and comfortable rest or institute in Jadoxton. This need has been plainly brought to uy notice three times lately. Will anyone up- aold me in this idea, and oome forward with advice md help. I hope so. Do not let us forget our jrothers who are so often "in peril on the sea. for jur sake.—I am. &c.. A. M. SCANTLEBURY. — AN INCIDENT AT A MERTHY-RDOYAN FUNERAL. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES 1ST All. SIR,—Having attended a funeral of a much respected friend, viz.—the late Mr. James Mooney it Merthyr-dovan Cemetery on Tuesday last, I was somewhat surprised to see the unchristianlike oehaviour of a certain rev. gentleman. This gentleman is one whom I would look to as one vho instils in to the souls of those under his care :he Christian example of doing unto others as he vould have them do unto him. But in contra- diction to this precept, I may say in defiance of luch, he stood at the grave side during the service vitli his hat upon his head, while all those irouud uncovered. Had he been present at a Vlahommedan funeral he would have been perfectly ustified in keeping his hat upon his headinaccord- ince with the rule laid down in the Koran, but n Christian Britain, where we are presumed to je the more civilised, for a man, and especially a rentleman of his sacred calling, to remain covered vhile the holy intercessions ascend to Heaven on jehalf of the departed soul, is nothing short to ny mind of irreligiousness it-self. I hope the •everend gentleman will apologise for his act, md thereby heal up a wound which would other- vise remain an everlasting pain to those who vitnessed this painful incident.—I am. ,c., T. J. O'KEEFFE. Cardiff, November 28th, 181)1. —o— THE SAD DISATER AT BARRY DOCK. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. SIR,—Having been interrogated by several as to ny connection with the committee for the relief ¡f the bereaved families through the above disas- ter. I wish to place my position plainly before the mblic through the medium of your valuable col- lmns. Being interested in the R.A. Order of SutTaloes, and knowing the unfortunate men were jelonging to that order. I immediately made ar- 'angcments for appeals to be circulated to every odge in the Kingdom. On Monday, the 16th nst., Mr. H. De Boer (of Messrs. L. Gueretand Co.), ivlio is also a member of the order, waited upon TIe and requested me to accept the honorary secre- taryship of the committee, stating that he had iroposed me and I had been accepted. He also "equested me to accompany him to a meet- ng to be held at the Barry Dock Hotel at 4 p.m :hat day. I did so. accompanied by Mr. De Boer, ivho introduced me to those present. I was in- structed to write, on behalf of the committee, to :he Marquis of Bute. Lord Windsor, the Lord Bishop of LlandafT, Major-General Lee, Colonel Page, J.P', Colonel Ingram. Colonel Hill, M.P., Colonel Guthrie, J.P.. Sir Morgan Morgan, Sir W. r. Lewis. O. II. Jones, Esq., tec., requesting their kind and distinguished patronage towards a forth- coming concert. Previous to leaving the hotel, Lhe names of the committee were dictated to me by Mr. De Boer for the purpose of publishing, and not till then did I understand there had been no proposition as regards myself. Upon retiring, Mr. De Boer's last instructions were that I should write the letters and leave the signatures blank, for him to call at my office and sign them. Upon the letters being written. I sent my boy to his office, but he, unfortunately, was too busy, arriving about 7 p.m., at which time I had signed and sealed the letters in question, Mr. De Boer undertaking to post them. No replies have as yet been received by me. Taking these facts, and giving them serious consideration, I considered it my duty to point out the peculiar and unthankful position in which I had been placed, particularly upon being questioned upon the matter, and hear- ing it rumoured that more prominent men were required to act on such committee. In connection with this movement I may state that previous to Mr. De Boer's invitation to attend the meeting referred to, I was acting as honorary secretary on behalf of the Loj'al Victoria Lodge of the R.A.O.B., Barry Dock, Relief Fund for the bereaved families, and am still occupying that position, but I am not all connected with the com- mittee of which Mr. De Boer is the secretary. I enclose copy of the appeal and lists sent out by me to 541 Lodges up to the present, together with specimens of the replies, which you are at liberty to publish. Buffaloes who have not contributed as yet to the Barry Relief Fund are respectfully requested to do so. All subscriptions will be thankfully re- ceived and duly acknowledged by me. Mr. D. W. Jenkins, S.P. Loyal Victoria Lodge, has been appointed hon. treasurer, and a committee, con- sisting of twelve, has been formed. Thanking you in anticipation, and for past favours, I remain, —Yours, &0.. J. HARRISON, Hon. Sec. R.A.O.B. Barry Relief Fund. Kingsland Crescent. Barry Dock, Nov. 24. 1891. P.S.—The Grand Lodge of England, Fleet-street, London, lias decided to support the movement from the Widows and Orphans' Fund, and replies are to hand from Stratford on Avon, Birmingham, Cardiff. Bury, Lancashire, Farnham and Woking. Surrey, tec., tec. [Mr. Harrison encloses copies of letters, giving assurances of support from Buffalo Lodges at Bir- mingham, Woking (Surrey). Bury, Barnsley, and Farnham also copies of the printed circular and subscription list issued by him towards securing aid for the afflicted relatives of the three unfor- tunate members of the Order. The Woking Lodge sends lbs., and the Farnham Lodge, besides sending a grant of 18s. 6d. from their funds, have also opened a subscription list, which up to the 10th inst. had readied 17s. 6d.—ED..V. 11". S. J OUR NANTYMOEL CORRESPONDENT AND HIS CRITICS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. SIR,—I trust I will not be looked upon as a person rushing madly into print at once without a cause, and seeking notoriety but, being a con- stant reader of the Nantymoel Notes and News in your valuable paper. I was both surprised and grieved to notice that your anonymous correspon- dent, in his self-asserting superiority, had con- descended to notice the Echoes" in your contemporary. Now, I am not given to criticise, but still I like to see fair-play given. I believe, Mr. Editor, that you are not narrow-minded, and, therefore, you will admit that the reading of that contemporary does not diminish my admiration of the St(t r in the least. In the first place, h9 finds fault with that corre- spondent for" inserting what to him appears as uninteresting paragraphs," and also for" straining every nerve to collect news." Dear me! I always thought that that was one of the functions of a local paper, but if your contributor sees that the act is wrong, why does he himself fall into the same error. Take for instance that nonsense about the useful policeman, and the mildewed joke about Rechabites. A gentleman of his position ought to know better than to advise some one in particular, and probably the readers of the St a r in general to keep the matter of a Rechabite drinking —a secret. He should at once perceive that it would be the duty of all right-minded people to inform the officers of the Rechabite Tent, and have proper measures resorted to, instead of being accessory to a mean act. Secondly, your correspondent cannot trust to the exuberance of hi3 news-gleaning faculties to provide notes for intelligent Nantymoelians, but has to ask the aid of outsiders. Thirdly, I noticed that your correspondent had no notes the week before last. His contemporary had. and what was the result His envious feelings found vent the following week in insinuat- ing and fault-finding. From the tone of this letter, it may appear that I may have a personal motive in inditing it, but I wish it to be borne in mind that I was actuated by nothing., but feelings of fair play. Thanking you for the anticipated insertion.—I am. &c., — A STARRITE. COAST COMMUNICATION. TO THE LDITOn OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. SIR,—Including 58 signal stations, the United Kingdom has 630 coast guard stations and detach- ments, which, in case of war, will be increased by 78 extra stations, within a mile of a telegraph office. At present these G80 coastal stations are locally '• near" to telegraph stations, open only from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and generally closed all Sunday. It appears that no information has hitherto been collected or published as to the dis- tance of these coastal statious from local tele- graph offices, open all day and all night, including Sundays. For defensive purposes during war, and to save life and property at sea, including stranded vessels, both during peace and war. each of these coastal stations should have its coast guards, now numbering 4.200 men, taught and trained to work telegraph instruments, kept at each coastal station, open day and night without intermission. These coastal stations should form a complete continuous telegraphic circuit round our coasts and islands, also communicating with life boat stations, and with inland telegraph stations, so as bo keep the authorities and Lloyd's informed. For 1891-92 the surplus postal profits have been estimated at £3.371,000. part of which should supply the present deficient Telegraphic British Coastal Communication. Even if such charges for a coastal service cost £ 100.000 or more yearly, the country must have it. However, probably a scheme could be arranged to make such necessary national improvements soon financially self-sup- porting. The following table shows that these 680 coastal stations are at varying distances, some up- wards of 35 miles from the ''nearestlocal tele- graph office, which offices are mostly open from 8 a.m. !:o 8 p.m. and closed usually all Sunday :—Under -J iu;ie, 228 coastal stations under 1 mile, 74 coastal stations under 2 miles. 57 coastal stations under 3 miles, 76 coastal stations under 4 miles, 60 coastal stations under 5 miles. 58 coastal stations; under 6 miles, 39 coastal station under 7 miles. 24 coast. 1 stations raider 10 miles, 25 coastal stations under 15 miles. 29 coastal stations under 20 miles, 5 coastal stations; under 25 miles, 1 coastal station under 30 miles, no coastal station; inder 35 miles, 4 coastal stations under 40 miles, I coastal station total. 680 coast guard stations md detachments.—I ran, Sir. yours. &C.. J. LAWRENCE-HAMILTON. M.R.C.S., Late Honorary President Fishermen's Federation. 30, Sussex-square. Brighton, November 23rd, 18D1. TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS. AESitKGASr, tec.—We regret we cannot insert your letter >v •• Present "Events on lln Barry Rail- way" unless Vutx are willing to attach your real name.
REVIEWS OP PUBLICATIONS, Cnrm; (Gd.)—The fourth number of Mr. Owen Edwards' National Magazine is even brighter and nore readable than its predecessors. The only :ault that could be urged against the previous lumbers was that the editor was overtaxing his powers by trying to write the whole magazine him- self and though Mr. Edwards is perhaps the most versatile Welsh writer of the day, he could not be expected to write unaided a whole National Maga- zine every month. This month, we are glad to see, 1e is being supported by well-known writers, and ve hope thjt this will give him leisure to continue lie Taith i Annwn," which, after commencing so promisingly in the first number, has since disap- peared. One cf the best features of Cvmru is lie series of articles on the History of Wales." fliis month the editor deals with the Roman conquest and occupation of Britain. Henry Hughes deals with Siarl Marc, one of the un- known bards of Wales," in an interesting, though light, paper. Edward Edwards is capable of better tilings than his article on Bangor Univer- sity College, which is hastily written, and thin and elongated. Gohebydd y BwchGafr." is a pleasant skit bv Robert Ravies on some of the ambitious and able, but unsuccessful journalistic ventures sf the Principality. Robert Griffiths, cf Manches- ter. contributes an interesting account of Dafydd 7 Garreg Won," and If an" T. Davies" supplies "Dychmygiu Llannwehlyn." The Rev. D. Davies1 (of Castell Howel) celebrated translation of Gray's Elegy" is re-printed, and Goreuon Eglynion fy Ngwlad" contain some very indifferent stanzas on very indifferent subjects. Mrs. Oliver Jones'his- torical novel, Y Fun o' Bithiufynydd," has at all events the advantage of possessing an excellent hero in an idealised Dafydd ap Gwilym." The best thing in the whole number, however, is Mr. Owen Edwards' article on "Welsh Elegies." Songs of the grave and death are the first songs of Wales." he says. How wretched am I—the brave arc dead.' That is the first note of Welsh literature. The Black Book of Carmarthen is the first bock we possess, and the first song in it is an elegy on two heroes who had fallen in the fight." The writer divides Welsh elegies into three great periods. The first is the period when the princes were the makers of W« Ish history, and when their praises were sung by their bards, and when their death was sincerely mourned bv their countrymen. This period culminated with Tudur Aled at the beginning of the sixteenth century. Though reverses and suffering failed to make the bard desert his prince, a change came over the character of the princes, and I can hear the song of those who once mourned for them failing and becoming silent. When the son and grandson of Owen Tudor sat on the throne of England the Welsh princes became the upholders of the arms of the King of England, instead of being rebels as before. It was Sir Rhys ap Thomas that kept Henry VII. on his uncertain throne. The other princes allowed Henry VIII. to change even their religion as he pleased. And the command of the Welsh Tudors was— that the Princes of Wales must become English- men as soon as they could. And they did their best to obey the command, and by to-day their descendants are aliens in their own land." After the Tudors came a period of decay, a period of forced and artificial elegies, when bards aimed at the perfection of rhythm and grace of style attained by Tudor Aled, but failed to display any origin- ality of treatment or sincerity of feeling in sing- ing the praises and mourning the death of princes who understood not the language of the bards a period when Edward Morris complained— Mac iaith gain Brydain heb bris, Mae'n ddiwobr, mae'n ddibris Pa wr ¡t 1 dwg, pa air (la. Pa sicrwydd pwy a'i swcria. ? Pwy a wna, liid o'm pen i, Nod addysg, farvvnad idui. The third period is the "Periocl of the People." which the writer promises to treat of in the next number. Cyairu," we are glad to hear, has already a circulation four times as great as that of its predecessor,Cymru Fydd." and we feel confi- dent that the magazine, conducted as it is, will prove to be a financial, as it is a literary, success. [Carnarvon D. W. Davies and Co.] THE ORDINAL OF EDWARD VI. [by Dom Wilfred Raynal, O.S.B., Canon Penitentiary of Newport and Menevia], This is a handy little work which essays to limit the complex controversy of Angli- can Orders to the examination of the validity of the forms introduced by Edward VI. It is written, of course, with a distinct Roman Catholic bias, and is valuable as showing concisely and clearly the case against the Church of England. It en- deavours to prove, from Liturgical tradition and theological principles, that the forms introduced by Edward VI. were insufficient to confer a spiri- tual character, and that Anglican Orders are not merely doubtful, but absolutely null and void, Apart from its theological import, the little book is useful as giving the Catholic view of the English Reformation, its promoters and enemies. —[London Thomas Richardson and Son.] WHO AND WHAT IS CHRIST.' (Is.).—This is a translation of the popular German pamphlet. -T ti-V ist Christ us. which was meant to be an answer to the later forms of German scepticism. The answer is plain, untechnical, and vigorous but it is withal strictly logical, and within its prescribed limits it is exhaustive. The writer explains what he tries to prove in page 9 Firstly, that no man who will not believe in the Godhead of Christ can call himself a Christian and, secondly. 1 that Christ's judicial declaration on oath as to his Godhead and Messianic dignity, which was sealed by his death. Is in itself perfectly credible." The pamphlet leals with the Ii Possibility of Christ's Testimony," 'The History of Christ." "The Teaching of Christ," The Miracles of Christ." and •' The Resurrection." We have no doubt that the trans- lator's hopes will be fulfilled, and that it will be found serviceable as a popular manual on the fundamental questions of Christianity." The luthor's standpoint may be seen from his conclud- ing words We. Christian people, have no other civilization than that which was brought by Christianity if we throw this away, we have lone. No human society can stand upon itheism. Back. then. in all earnestness to Christ. ir onwards into the 2.bys: [London St. Anselm's society, ii, Agar-street, Strand, W.C.] BARBARIC GREECE AND ITALY (by G. Hart- ivell Jones, Professor of Latin. University College. Cardiff).—The paper which Professor Jones read jefore the British Association this summer is now published in pamphlet form. It possesses the nerit of being intelligible to those who know ittle or nothing of the literature and customs of Rome and Greece, while it contains the fruits of ;he labours of the most: modern critics and scholars, rhe conclusions that Mr. Jones arrives at are (1) I'he level of the early Greek and Italian, materially, socially, morally, and religiously was little above he level of the savage races of to-day (2) The julture of the Greeks and Italians may be said to late from their contact with Eastern races (3) [lie criteria of the growth of civilization in Greece md Italy must be sought in archaeology and in aws, customs, and traditions, as much as, if not nore than, in the science of language (4) The :arliest civilisation of Greece and Italy, if syste- natically examined, would throw light upon many problems, and would reveal matters of jaraniount interest to anthropologists. [London A'hiting and Co.] LECTURES ON' THE PRESENT POSITION OF THE CATHOLICS IN ENG-LAND (2d.).—We have received he third and fourth of Cardinal Newman's lec- ures. Both are extremely well written, and sxplain the injustice which Catholics have aboured under through the prejudice of the average Englishman, with intense dramatic power, Its exposure of the Eligius calumny, started by MosLeim and continued by Jortin. Maclaine, tobertson. White, and Ilallam is most masterlv, vhile there are many very interesting little bits of autobiography interspersed. [London IS. West- square, S,B,] RISE AND GROWTH OF THE ANGLICAN SCHISM. —[By Nicholas Sander, D.D.. with a continuation )f the history by the Rev. Edward Rishton. E.A.. )f Brascnose College, Oxford.]—This is a transla- ion cf the once well-known work of the Catholic iriest, Dr. Nicholas Sanders, which was first publ- ished in 1585, by Rishton. another Catholic )riest. X eyer has a work been criticised nore freely, and never have harsher epithets >een applied to any book. Francis Mason, u his Vindication of the Church of •higland," thus speak* of the book." Though in the ibelof Sanders, concerning the Schism, the num- -.cr of lies may seem to vie with the multitude of ines." Camden calls him "a liar." Heylyn calls lis boo £ pestilent and seditious. Strype alludes 0 it in these words Sanders, in his lying book 'f the English Schism Collier says that he vas almost as bad an historian as he was a sub- ed." and Burnett says that Sanders had so ,-iven himself up to vend reproaches and lies, liat he often does it for nothing." That the History is written with bias and prejudice sroos vithout saviug. What historian, and especially vh at ^ecclesiastical historian of the sixteenth cen- ury is without these 1 That there are grave mis- representations of events and persons is easily inderstood when we consider that the writer was n exile and a sufferer in the cause of his religion. hit the book is not written with more animus igainst Protestants than is seen in Protestant v, vriters of the age of Elizabeth against Catholi- cism, or in the History of England by Mr. J. A. froude. The translation is by Mr. David Lewis, vhich is equivalent to saying that it is excellent: ,nd it is prefaced by an introduction wherein the ranslator attempts to defend Dr. Sanders from ome of the graver charges against his accuracy nd veracity. Mr. Lewis was. we believe, a Vice- 'rincipal of Jesus College. Oxford, and a brother of the present Dean of Bangor.—[London Burns nd Oates. J
CONGL Y CYMIIY. .Á." 'Ã .A 1 LL 1.. [DAX OJA'GIAETH LLWYDFRVN.] BAKDDONIAETH. ADGOFIOX INi-;r OES. O. fwthyn anwyl; gloywaf glcd Ddymunwn roi i ti: Ryw fil adgofion ddont a llwyth 0 wersi dwys i mi. Cof genyf lawer hwyrddydd lion, Pan ar dy aelwyd lan, Y cyd-eisieddvvn gvda'ni taid A'm nain o gylch y tan. Fy nhad a'm mam. yn lion eu gwedd, Eisteddent yn gytun Boreuddydd oes hapusaf awr Ym mhlith lioll oriau dyn." Pryd hyn gosodir yn y tir Sylfaeni'r oes i dd'od. 0 bur gydwybod fedd y rhai Fo'r adeilad er eu clod. Cof genyf lawer erwin nos Pan ruai'r daran fry. Pa mor ddiogel teimlo wnawn 0 fewn dy furiau di. Cof genyf werd yr eira gwyn Yn cuddio'r ddae'r i gyd, A minau'n dawel ger y tan Y11 y bwthyn byehan clyd. Ond gwell i mi na'r cartref clyd, A gwell na gwres y tRam, Oedd cariad gwresog gurai dan Hoff fynwes gynhes mam. Pa iaith. pa feddwl, byth all ddweyd Am gariad hynod mam I iacliau clwyfau 0 bob rhyw. A gwella pob rhyw gam. Cof genyf weled wedi hyn Yr ardd yn werdd ei lliw, A chlywcd mam yn dweyd yn brudd, Eich tad aeth fry at Dduw." Ac wedi hyn daeth haf yn hy' A gwisg o fiodau cain Ond chwythai'r awel falmaidd si Uwch beddrod oer fy nain. Rhyw dd'od i fvn'd yw oes pob dyn, O'r groth i ddyfnder bedd. A d'wed henafgwyr wallt-gwyn doeth Mai mebyd bia'r wledd. 0 na chawn dreulio'm hoes i gyd Mor onest ac mor bur. Gaii gofio cynghor un sydd hoff Bob amser d'wed y gwir." Doed gwyw adgofion mebyd. oil I'r diwedd gyd a mi Ac nac aed gair fel hyn ar goll Cais gwmni uwch na thi." Er gweled cyfoeth byd yn ffoi, A theithio gyda'r tlnwd, Daw geiriau ar adenvdd cof Pob dyn sydd i ti'n frawd." Ac er i'm geisio lawer ffordd Mewn garw fyd i fyw, Y goreu oil yw cynghor mam Byth anrhydedda Dduw." D. PUGHE MORGAN.
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