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REVIEWS OF PUBLIOATIONS.
REVIEWS OF PUBLIOATIONS. CYMRU (6D).-TheJanuarynumber of Cymru, the national magazine edited by Mr. Owen M. Edwards,, is by far the best that has yet appeared. It is not too much to say that there is not an uninteresting page in the whole magzine, and we were quite unable to put it on one side till we had read every syllable. Even in the case of our most interesting magazines, one is apt to pick and choose articles for reading, but such is not the case with Cymru. We began with the editor's History of Wales," and we did not rest till we had read Mrs. Oliver Jones' description of Dafydd ap Gwilym's meeting with Morfudd. It is a most wonderful sixpennyworth, and surpasses our most sanguine expectations—and we expected great things from Mr. Edwards. The editor's History of Wales" enters uponite second stage—the his- tory of the Welsh. Hitherto the writer has been dealing with Saxon, Roman, and pre-historic Britain now he intends dealing with the history of Welsh Britain from 600 A.D. onwards. A map of Great Britain is given, which is characterised by all the author's neatness and accuracy and these maps, showing the extent of Welsh Wales at different periods, will be invaluable to the student j of history. As Mr. Edwards says, the field of Welsh history is practically unexplored. Hitherto we have only had histories of princes and chronicles of events. The his- tory of Wales is uninteresting," said Russia's historian, because it is from an English- man's standpoint it is looked upon. Let a Welshman tell the story of his country in full sym- pathy with her. Such a story will be new and in- teresting." And this Mr. Edwards proposes to do, and we believe he will succeed. A new writer has been fouud in Mr. T. J. Hooson, who contributes an extremely pleasant and well-written article on one of the strangest personalities of the "Diwyg- iadau" of this century, Ismael Jones, Rhos Llan- erch Rugog." Another new writer, whom we hope to hear of again, is Mr. Thomas Davies, Aber Aeron, whose account of a visit to Brutus' grave in Llywel Churchyard is very interesting and readable. Cymry Byw is this month represented by Mary Davies, the sweet singer of Wales, and an excellent photograph of her is given. Ty Coch, the birthplace of Ap Vychan, the poet-preacher of North Wales, is the Welsh Home," of which a charming account is given, and Rhys y Gader," an old deep-drinking parson of the 17th century, who was converted to a more serious view of life in his old age, is the Unknown Poet of the month. Mr. Henry Hughes, Bryncir, gives an account of Simon Llwyd the first, who is mentioned several times by Howel Harries in his letters. Mr. D. Samuel contributes an appreciative sketch of the late John Evans, Aberystwyth, the teacher of Dr. Lewis Edwards and Henry Richards, which forms the first of a series of articles which will appear on "The Schoolmasters of Wales." "Lleygwr" has a good, if somewhat dry, article on Welsh Preachers and Journalism," in which he falls foul of Mr. Tudor Evans' recent article on Welsh journalism in the Welsh Review. The editor commences a history of the reformation in France—a translation of his essay on the subject, which should have, but for a technical objection, gained the Arnold prize at Oxford. This fact speaks for the merit of the work. The first instalment is most fascinating the writer's com- parison of Lutheranism and Calvinism and his brilliant descriptions of Lefevre and Farel, of Margaret of Valois and Clement Marot, stamp him as a historian of the first rank. The tale Journey to Hell is continued, and the second is far more interesting than the opening chapter. Mrs. Oliver Jones' nov«A, Y Fun o Eithinfynydd," is very pleasant reading, though it is not marked by any conspicuous- literary or dramatic power. The poetry, on the whole, is very good but how on earth the editor allowed Gwyndud Jones of Penrhyndeudraeth's Cymru Fydd to appear we are at a loss to understand. It is the one bad thing in the magazine. The editor's notes are lively, and the Notes and Queries are interesting. We can un- hesitatingly commend Cymru to all our Welsh readers who wish to know something of the history and the literature of their land.
ORIGINAL POETRY. THE LATE DUKE OF CLARENCE. IN MEMORIAM, JAN. 14TH, 1892. ] A Royal 6ister mourns her dearest one, Bereft of him, who was her all in all, Never on earth to see his smile again, And nevermore to answer at his calL To wander side-by-side 'neath sunny gkiec, And feel the loving clasp of his dear hand, Ah, nevermore but still, our God knows best— He called him to the happier, better land. No hand but His can raise the drooping head His arm alone can stay the faltering will; Only His touch can heal the bruised heart; His tender accents whisper Peace be still." Cadoxton. A. M. S --0<-
THE DROWNING OF A MEDICAL…
THE DROWNING OF A MEDICAL GENTLEMAN AT BARRY. THE INQUEST. At the Marine Hotel, Barry Island, on Saturday (before Mr. E. B. Reece, coroner, Cardiff, and a jury of whom Mr. Hooper was foreman) an in- quest was held into the circumstances attending the death of Mr. Thomas Magor, M.R.C.S.. L.R.C.P., &c., aged 55, late of Cornwall, but latterly of Travis-street, Barry Dock, who was drowned in Barry Harbour on Wednesday night. Evidence of identification was given by Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas, living at Travis-street. Barry Dock. who eaid she was the wife of Sidney Thomas, electrical engineer. She recognised the body to be that of Mr. Thomas Magor, who had lived with her for the past two months, occupying three rooms. Deceased was a surgeon, and came from Cornwall, coming straight from home to Barry Doek. He had been very peculiar and strange in his manner for the past three weeks, especially at night. He went to bed very late, and on Wednesday morning he got up about half-past three. She got up to see what he wanted up so early. He 6aid he only wanted a dose, and told her to go back to bed, which she did. She last saw him alive shortly before noon on Wednesday. His body was recovered on Thursday morning in the harbour. She was very anxious about him, a.nd remained up waiting for him nearly all night on Wednes- day. She did not think he was short of money, but he had not paid her for hie board and lodging for the past three weeks. He had given way to drink very much lately, and had spoken to her husband and herself about taking a dose of poison or drowning as an easy and quick method of getting out of the way without any fuss if he could not secure a practice. Samuel Sethridge, labourer, East Barry, said on Thursday morning he was at work at the new railway sidings on Barry Island, when about a I quarter-past eight he saw the body of the deceased as the tide receded lying on the pebbles on the beach in the harbour close by. He procured as- sistance and pulled th" body out. His hat was also found on the beach close by. j Police-constable George David Barnes, stationed at East Barry, said he received information of the finding of the body about half-past eight on Thurs- day morning. He went to the island and saw the body. Deceased was fully dressed with the exception of his hat, which was found on the bank about three yards away. On search- ing the body he found a silver watch, a handkerchief bearing the name of Thomas Magor," 16s. 3d. in money, a pair of spectacles in a case, a pair of gloves, pocket-folding scissors, and several pieces of paper. Police-sergeant Evans in charge of the East Barry district, said deceased was known to Coun- cillor Munn, of Cardiff, and had a brother in Corn- wall. Five years ago deceased had a large and lucrative practice in London, but in consequence of severe illness, which culminated in dropsy, he was obliged to sell his practice, and he retired to Cornwall. After partially recovering his health, he came to the Barry district, but his mind had become unhinged, and he had behav ed very strange of late. Deceased was a fully qualified surgeon and physician. The Coroner said there was no doubt that the deceased gentleman had met his sad end by com- mitting suicide while in a state of temporary in- sanity. At the same time it was quite possible he had fallen into the water accidentally. He would, therefore, advise the jury to return an open verdict. The jury accordingly returned a verdict of Found drowned," adding that there was no evidence to show how he got into the water.
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CONGL Y CYMRY.
CONGL Y CYMRY. LDAN OLYGIAETH LLWYDFRYN."] AT GYMRY CADOXTON, HOLTON, A BARRY. MR. GOL.,—Bvddaf ddiolchgar am gyfleustra i alw sylw Cymry yr ardaloedd yma at fudiad sydd ar droed er cael mwy o undeb rhwng y gwahanol enwadau Cym- reig a'u gilydd. Credaf y dylai fod cymundeb amlach rhyngom fel Cymry, fel y gallom fod ,yn fwyo allu a dylanwad yn y lie. Yr ydwyf yn amgau cylch-lythyr at yr eglwysi Cymreig ar y mater. Byddwch cystal a'i gyhoeddi.—Yr eiddoch yn ffyddlawn, J. D. DAVIES, Yeg. CYLCH LYTHYR AT EGLWYSI CYMRAEG CADOXTON, HOLTOK, A BARRY. Anwyl Frodyr a Chwiorydd,—Y mae amryw o honom yn teimlo er ys llawer dydd y dylem fel Cymry obobenwad gael adnabyddiaeth lwyrach o'n gilydd,. fel y gallom fel cenedl fod o fwy o allu a dylanwad yn y lie; ac y eaae y cyfarfodydd gweddïau undebol gawsom ddechreu y flwyddyn hon wedi cryfhau y teimlad hwnw, ac yr ydym yn credu y buasai cael cymanfa ganu undebol rhwng y gwahanol enwadau i raddau helaeth yn cyrhaedd yr amean hwnw. Heblaw hyny, byddai detholiad da o donuu ac emynau o lyfrau y gwahanol enwadau yn fanteisiol iawn pan fyddai 1 cyfarfodydd undebol, cyfarfodydd pregethu, &c., yn cael eu eynal yn y gwahanol eglwysi. Byddai y rhag- leni (programme) hyny wrth law, a gallai pawb felly uno i ganu mawl, yr hyn fyddai yn nerth a bywyd i'r cyfarfodydd. Ar ddiwedd pythefnos o gyfarfodydd gweddïau un- debol a gynaliwyd yn Holton a Cadoxton, penderfyn- wyd, gyda brwdfrydedd, ein bed yn danfon cylch- lythyr at holl eglwysi Cymreig Cadoxton, Holton, a Barry, i ddymuuo arnynt gydweithredu, ac i benodi tri brawd i gynrychioli yr eglwys, ac i ddyfod a theimlad yr eglwys ar y mater i bwyllgor a gynelir mewn ystafell yn yr hotel newydd ar gyfer y Police-station, Holton-road, nos Wener, Ionawr 29ain, i ddechreu am saith o'r gloch. Dymunol fyddai fod gweinidog pob eglwys- (lie y mae gweinidog i'w gael) i fod yn un o'r tri cynrych- iolydd. Arwyddwvd, J. D. DAVIES, Ysgrifenydd. D. JONES (W.). PARCH. W. WILLIAMS (C.M.). PARCH. W. TIBBOTT (A.). CYMDEITHAS DDIWYLLIADOL GYMRAEG PENYBONT. Cyfarfu aelodau y gymdeithas nchod nos Lun di- weddaf yn yr ysgoldy perthynol i'r Methodistiaid yn y dref. Yr oedd, a dweyd y lleiaf, yn bleser i fod yn bresenol, ac yn galondid wrth weled cynifer o Gymry ytt feddianol ar gymaint 0 sel a chariad at, a thros, eu hiaith a'u gwlad. Cymerwyd y gadair gan y brawd W. Thomas, ac yn union ar yr amser penodedig (sef haner awr wedi wyth) cymerwyd dadl i fyny gan y brodyr John Lewis a D. Lewis ar "A Ddylid Talu Aelodau Seneddol." Llanwyd gofyniadau yr ochr gadarnhaol yn nodedig o dda gany brawd cyntaf yn ystod ei araeth ddoniol a phell-gyrhaeddol, ac yna cododd y brawd arall yr ochr amheuol yn uchel iawn drwy engreifEtiau rhagorol, yn cael en gosod allan mewniaith syml, hynaws, a phur, ac ar ol llawer o ddadleu gan y brodyr canlynol—W. M. Davies, D. P. Morgan, W. Walters, Jenkins, D. Thomas, Jenkins, Morgan, Evans, ac eraill, cafwyd ymraniad ar y cwestiwn fel y canlyn :— Dros, 9 yn erbyn, 12. BARDDONIAETH. PENILLION PRIODASOL 1 MR. W. LLEWELLYN WILLIAMS, B.A., GoLYG- YDD Y SOUTH WALES STAR," A MISS NELLIE JENKINS, GLANSAWDDE, LLANGADOCK. Fe fethedd Williams ddala Yn hwy beb brofi'r dw'r Ddarparwyd gan Ragluniaeth I loni calon gwr Bas nentydd hen lancyddiaefch Sychasant oil o'r bron, 'Doedd ynddynt 'run dyferyn I'w wneuthur ef yn lion. Pob mwyniant i ti beunydd, Fy hoffus gyfaill mwyn, Yng nghwmni'th Nelli hawddgar, 'Rhon ddenodd di a'i swyn; Haul llwyddiant fo'n pelydru Ar lwybrau'ch bywyd oil, A'ch camrau fo'n ddilithr, Yn union a digoll O boed i chwi'ch dau bellach Hyfrydwch yn y byd. A bydded i chwi ffrwytho Ac atnlhau o hyd A phan derfyno'ch dyddiau Ym myd y cystudd mawr, Derbyniad helaeth gaffoch I'r nefol dyrfa fawr. lOAN DDYFRI. LLINELLAU AR GWRDD TYSTEB YR HYBARCH J. DAVIES, TAIHIRION. Hyfrydwch yr awen drwy'r oesoedd i gyd Yw craffu ar ffyrdd rhagorolion y byd Ce's inau beth pleser ar ami i dro Wrth wylio teg rodiad Archesgob y Fro Yn myn'd fel Apostol, a'i ffon yn ei law, Er eadw'r ddiaddell rhag perygl a braw. Dilynwch ei gamrsu, mae'n garictor pur, Heb gonglau na phlygion—mor loewed a dur Gweinydda wrth alwad y Cymro neu'r Sais, Pregetha a'i droed, gyda'i logell, a'i lais 0 blwyf Llangyfelach i derfyn y Taf Ei folawd ddadseinir p'le bynag yr af; Taihirion a Bronllwyn ddadganant ei glod, A gwyr Efailisaf, tra'r achos mewn bod, Anwylant ei enw Gwyllt Walia bob darn Sy'n edrych i fyny at Dwyn Penygarn I Nid esgob daearol. nac archesgob chwaith, Roes drwydded i'n harwr i fyn'd at ei waith, Ond clywodd lais Rhywun tirionach a mwy Na'r bodau sy'n gosodeu gweis ar y plwy', Yn cynyg yr ernes, yn erchi yn fwyn— Os wyt yn fy ngharu, dos, portha fy wyn." Aeth yntau yn hwyliog, cysegrodd bob dawn Er rhoi i'r Gwinllanydd ei ddwrnod yn llawn; Ac os yw'r blynyddoedd yn gwynu ei en, Nid yw yn heneiddio wrth fyned pi hen, Ond orys yn ieuanc a chawraidd hyd drano— 'Does damaid o drvst na phrioda'r hen lane A theilwng coffhau ddweyd o Paul, 'r ysgolhaig, Fod esgob i fod yn wr i un wraig A syn na Iwyddasai ymgeisydd mor fwyn, Ac yntau fynyched yn adrodd ei gwyn, I gwrddyd cydmares—pwrcased swyn serch, Lie da yw colofnau y Star i gael merch Mac'n awr yn oludog, ac aur lon'd ei bwrs, A'i ddarlun yn barod i'r parlwr, wrth gwrs. Oes yma un Efa ddyngarol ei rhawd, Ro'i hunan o'i gwirfodd yn dysteb i'r brawd ? Mae gwel'd a chydnabod rhagoriaeth bob pryd Yn iwmbwl i eraill a bendith i'r byd. Croeswen. C. TAWELFRYN THOMAS. CYFARCHIAD I MRS. PHILLIPS, WENVOE BAZAAR, AM EI RHODD HAELIONUS 0 SET 0 LESTRI CYMUNDEB O'R FATH OREU I EGLWYB BRYN- SEION, CADOXTON, AR DDECHREU Y FLWYDDYN 1892. Rbodd i Dduw ni chyll ei gwobr, Nid â,'n anghof yn y nef Pwy allasai wneuthur rhagor Modd i gofio 'i angeu Ef ? Caiff y weithred ei hadgofio Mewn cysondeb gan y saint, Bob tro'n wir y gwnant gymuno, Am ei rhoddi—mawr yw'ch braint. Mae yr achos wedi ei gerfio Ar eich calon, anwyl chwaer Ac wrth feddwl ceir chwi'n wylo Yn y nos y dagrau claer, Hwy gostelir gan angelion— Maent yn werthfawr yn y nef- Can's esboniant y dirgelionj Eich bod yn ei garu Ef. Cof-adeilad hardd a godwyd Genych chwi yn Seion Duw 'Nawr eich enw anfarwolwyd, Gweithred eich gweithredoedd yw Wedi marw, ceir chwi'n siarad Yn y rhodd ardderchog bur Traethu'n glir am faint y oariad A'i cyfiwynodd hi yn wir. Arwvdd ydyw'r rhodd i'ch roddi Eich enaid iddo Ef o'r blaen Rhodd eich calon wnaeth flaenori, Twymodd hono fel y tan o bur gariad at eich Ceidwad Nes dymuno rhoddi 'nawr Rhoddit ydyw nodwcdd cariad— Cariad rodda roddion mawr. Mae eich enw yn gerfiedig Ar y llestri arian hyn Deil y cerfiad yn weledig 'Nol eich myned drwy y glyn Bydd eich coffa yn fendigaid Yn y rhodd ddaionus hon 'R enw welir gan anwyliaid, A'ch olafiaid oil o'r bron. Wrth derfynu, pur ddymunaf Am ogoniant nef i'r rhan Dyma'r fendith fawr ragoraf, Fel cewch wybod yn y man Nawnddydd tawel fo eich tynghed, Goleu'r N efoedd ar eich taith Pan yh marw nef agored, Byw a gaffoch flwyddi maith. Cadoxton. W. TIBBOTT.
BARRY AND CADOXTON BURIAL…
BARRY AND CADOXTON BURIAL BOARD., The monthly meeting of the Barry and Cadox- ton Burial Board was held in the local board-room, Codoxton-Barry; on Tuesday night. There were present Mr. J. Robinson (chairman), Rev. G. LI. Williams, and Messrs. W. Thomas, J. Barstow, B. J. Davies, R. S. Robinson, G. Garnett, W. Adams, --Phillips, and J. A. Hughes (clerk.)-The Clerk reported that during the past month there had been 23 burials the amount received in fees was £ 14 8s. 6d., and the amount expended for care- takers" wages was £ 12.—Mr. J. C. Pardoe, the local board surveyor, presented his report as to the marking out of the cemetery. He submitted the new plan which had been prepared, and which showed that whereas the number of grave spaces was 2,263, they now numbered 2,333, small graves spaces, also, not being taken into consideration. He made various suggestions, including one for additional grave numbers. Mr. W. Tnomas pro- posed, and Mr. B. G. Davies seconded, that the additional markers enould be obtained, which was agreed to.—Mr. Pardoe also submitted plans and sections for the proposed drainage of the cemetery, and' said that the best position, in his opinion,, would be along the lower boundary ground. Several cross drains were also suggested. The cost he estimated at £ 320. He said that the Chairman of the Board had approved of the scheme.—The Chairman said the scheme seemed to be an expensive one, and perhaps thoy could do without the cross drains for the present.—Mr. B. G. Davies agreed, and moved that the main drain should be constructed first.- Mr. Barstow suggested that the main drain, two side drains, and centre drain be constructed.-—Mr. Davies agreed, and altered his resolution accor- dingly, which was unanimously agreed to.—Mr. Pardoe was instructed to prepare the specification, and it was decided to advertise for tenders.—The following bills were passed :—TTie Arch itect, 3,&veT- tising, 15s.; rent of room, 15s. Knight and Co., certificate book, 5s. 6d. Smth Wales Star, print- ing and advertising, £ 3 6s. 6d. clerk, petty cash, £ 8.—The Clerk's and Treasurer's books were examined and found correct.-The Visiting Com- mittee made no special report. Messrs. G: Gar- nett, E. Phillips, and Dr. Powell were appointed Visiting Committee for the ensuing month.-The next item on the agenda was to consider the ques- tion of erecting a wall around the caretaker's house. The plan was approved, on the motion of Mr. W. Thomas, but it was decided to put the carrying out of the work in the contract for the erection of the proposed cemetery chapel.—Mr. W. Thomas moved that in future Barry meetings should be held in the clerk's office, near the market. Mr. Garnett seconded, and it was agreed to.-A letter was read from Miss J'enner in reference to the land the Board had bought near the cemetery.—Mr. B. G. Davies proposed that the letter be allowed to lie on the table.—Mr. Barstow seconded, and Mr. W. Thomas supported the resolution, which was un- animously agreed to. Air. Williams (Messrs. Bruton and Williams) submitted the plans for the proposed cemetery chapel, which is to cost about £ 1,000. In reference to the heating apparatus. the Chairman said that in company with Canon Allen and Mr. Barstow he had at the recommenda- tion of Mr. Williams visited Peterstone Church, and had approved of the heating apparatns there, which it was proposed to place at the cemetery chapel.—Mr. Barstow moved, and Mr. Davies seconded, that the architect be instructed to ar- range for warming apparatus similar to that in existence at Peterstone. This was agreed to.— Mr. Barstow proposed, Mr. Phillips seconded, and it was carried that the Chairman should go through the specincation as prepared by the architect.—Mr. Davies moved that as soon as the specification is approved, advertisements be in- serted in the South Wales Star and other papers, for tenders to erect the cemetery chapel.-A sketch of a tombstone 'for the cemetery was approved of.- A long letter was read from Miss Jenner, Wenvoe, asking for certain particulars as to a piece of land the board had recently purchased. While the letter was being read by the Clerk, Mr. B. G. Davies moved that the letter be allowed to lie on the table, which was unanimously agreed to.—Mr. Garnett, addressing the board, said he hoped that the contractor for the new cemetery chapel would employ local men, and, as far as possible, use all materials which could be procured locally.-The assistant grave-digger asked for an increase of salary. His present wage is 23s.—Mr. Barstow moved that it should be increased to 24s.—There was no seconder.—Mr. B. G. Davies proposed that it should be increased to 25s. Mr. Garnett seconded.—Mr. E. Phillips moved that the salary should remain as at present.—Mr. W. Thomas seconded.-The voting was as follows :—For the resolution Messrs. Davies. R. S. Robinson, Garnett, and Adams (four). For the amendment: Messrs. J. Robinson, W. Thomas, Barstow, and Phillips (four). The Chairman gave his casting vote agaiust the proposed increase consequently the resolution fell through.—The caretaker reported that the remainder of the trees at the cemetery would be planted the following day.—This was all the business.
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CORRESPONDENCE. THE MEETING AT 6ARDIS VESTRY. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. SIR,-In your issue of January 8th—in reference to a meeting held at the Sardis vestry—I beg to state that I have not been properly reported in my speech. After the words. multiplied by two," you also should have said, If the LocaSl Board and others oppose us, who can say what the cost will be." Again, after the words, One grave was dug and one funeral sermon took place," you should have said as follows :-I- But on this occasion, and I believe at all other times when asked for, the over-charges have been returned but what I com- plain of is that these rules or bye-laws are not altered." I may further say of the said meeting, there was no vote of censure passed on our esteemed friend Councillor James Roberts or the Chairman of the Pontypridd Local Board. Hoping you will insert the above corrections in your next issue,-Yours, &c., y WILLIAM MORGAN, Member of the Glvntaff Burial Boar d 8, Station-terrace, Pontypridd, January 16th. [It was not stated that a vote of censure was passed on Councillor Roberts. The report said that Councillor Roberts was censured by one of the speakers.—ED. S. TV.S.] THE BOYS' BRIGADE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH WALES STAR. Dear Sir.-Will you allow me through the me- dium of your paper to draw the attention of parents and others to the fact that a company of the Boys' Brigade is being formed in this district. As it may not; be generally known what is meant by the term Boys' Brigade," I will endeavour to explain. The idea was first started in 1874, when there was only one company, and it may here be interesting to give some statistics, showing the present strength •of the brigade, and setting forth ite remarkable growth during the seven years ending 1890 No. of No. of No. of Year. Companies. Officers. B«ye. 1884 l 3 80 1885 5 20 268 1886 44 136 1999 1887 124 385 6116 1888 220 706 10388 1889 313 1023 14372 1890 430 1350 18000 There are now over 20,000 boys who belong to this brigade, and this throughout the United King- dom only but the movement has spread with amazing rapidity in the United States and el*e- -where. It is needless to point out the many advantages to be gained by bovs who become members of this Company. It is conducted on strictly military principles, and. therefore not only will their General appearance and physique be considerably improved, but the boys will be trained to a system of discipline, obedience, and cleanliness, all these principles are strictly enforced in the brigade, with a. view of promoting among them the habits of self-respect and reverence, and all that tends towards a thorough Christian manliness. Besides this special care is devoted to their moral and spiritual training, indeed this thought is upper- most. Such an organisation, your readers will all agree with me. deserves the hearty support and oo-operation of everybody. The movement is in connection with the English Calvinistic Methodist Chapel in Court-road (although it is open to all denominations, it being one of the rules of the brigade, that the company be attached to some religious body), and drill meetmgs^or ''parades are held in the School-room, under the Chapel on Tuesday and Friday evenings. in each week at seven pm. Adults are earnestly invited to come to see some of these 'drills, and witness the good done, and to enlist their sympathy with the move- ment. I may add that boys between 12 and 17 years of age only are eligible. Friends are needed to carry on the work, and the smallest contribu- tions will be gratefully acknowledged by the Rev. J. W. Matthews, Springfield, Cadoxton. Any in- formation regarding the Boys Brigade will be gladly furnished either by the Rev. J. Matthews, or myself. Thanking you in anticipation, I re- main, yours truly, WALLACE DAVIES) Captain 1st Cadoxton, Barry Company Boys Brigade." Beaufort Villa, Kennilworth-road, Cadoxton. TORY JOBBERY IN THE APPOINTMENT OF REVISING BARRISTER. TO THE EDITOR OF THE: SOUTH WALES WAR. I was very pleased to read the scathing articles in which you condemned the appointment of a monoglot Englishman as County-eourt judge in Mid-Wales,, but I believe another important one has been perpetrated by the same class. It is cus- tomary to appoint as the revising barrister the senior barrister the one having the longest standing at the Bar-but that rule has been ignored in the present case. The senior barristers are Messrs. D. Lloyd-Lewis and David Lewis, of 15 and 17 years respectively. Both are capable of the work, on account of their knowledge of the Welsh tongue. There are several others following at their heels, fluent of pen and eloquent of tongue in the Welsh vernacular. I hold a knowledge of the Welsh language a pre-eminent qualification in a revising barrister, but the above gentlemen were not invited to take their proper turn as such, but were rather ignored, and the appointment given to Mr. Woodfall, a barrister of six years standing only at the Bar. The appointment is, I think, a direct snub to the national movement in Wales. In my humble opinion the question is one that skould be ventilated possibly more may be in it than appears on the surface. It would be well to find out in whose hands the appointment was, and what were the conditions of the appointment. But, apart from the present revising barrister, is it possible for an Englishman to correct mis-spell- ings in the names of places and people which are entirely Welsh. For instance we state the name Rhydderch," Prydderch," and such Welsh names are not pronounceable by Englishmen. Again, the names of places-" Blaenllechau," Gilfach Goch, Llwydcoed." Of all legal appointments, I take it, that there is not one that needs a knowledge of Welsh as a qualification more so than that of a revising barrister.-Yours, &c., PORTH jAWL. fWe commented on the appointment of Mr Wood- fall last August, and were the only paper, we be- lieve, that did so. Mr. Woodfall is brother-in-law to the Lord Chancellor.-ED. S. W.-S. J
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THE ALLEGED LIBEL IN THE WELSH REVIEW." Mr. W. T. Stead has abandoned the action for libel which he contemplated bringing against Mr. j Harold Frederic and Mr. Ernest Bowen Rowlands, editor of the Welsh Rm-'t-ew, on account of state- ments contained in the article entitled The Issue Outside the Forest of Dean," which appeared in the January number of that magazine. Mr. Frederic has withdrawn his statement and ex- pressed his regret, and Mr. Ernest Bowen Row lands has undertaken that Mr. Stead's rejoinder, which is entitled '"Ananias and Sapphire," shall appear in his next number, and close the con- troversy.
LLANDOVERY ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS.
LLANDOVERY ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS. The following entrance scholarships have just been awarded at the above schools —W. O. Hughes, Grammar School, Aberystwith. £ 25 D. E. Williams. Trinity Higher Grade School, Swan- sea. £20; James Evans, Trinity Higher Grade School, Swansea, £ 10 W. J. Williams, Grammar School, Dolgelley, £ 10 D. A. Williams, Grammar School, Abcrystwyth, £10; H. B. Owen, of Con- way £ 10: W. B. Griffiths, National School, -Criccieth. £ 8 8s. T. Jenkins. Old Bank School, Aberystwyth, £ 8 8s. D. R. Evans, Board School, Talley, and A. H. Owen, of Conway, £ 4s. 4s. each. Foundation scholars-J. E. Richards, Grammar School, Aberayron, £ 8 8s. T. Harries, of Llan- geler, £ 8 8s.; D. Jones, Grammar School, Pen- .cader, £ 8 8s. E. P. Price, National School, Llan- dovery, £ 8 8s.; and Gomer Evans, Higher Grade 'School, Ystrad. Rhondda, je8 8s.
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MINERAL TRAIN ACCIDENT NEAR WENVOE. On Friday night, shortly after eight o'clock, several trucks of a coal train got off the rails, both lines being blocked for several hours. Break- down gangs quickly arrived, and up to a late hour were busy engaged getting the lines clear.
BARRY DOCK WEEKLY TIDE TABLE.
BARRY DOCK WEEKLY TIDE TABLE. Morn. After. Ht. h.m. h.m. ft. in. Jan 22 Friday. 11 54 11 55 27 6 „ 23 Saturday 12 18 12 46 26 9 „ 24 Sunday 1 17 1 54 25 9 „ 25 Monday 2 32 3 11 26 0 26 Tuesday 3 49 4 28 27 3 27 Wednesday 5 1 5 31 29 13 „ 28 Thursday. 6 0 6 25 31 1 FoiiLICK'S is the Genuine Shop for all kinds of Clothing. Corner of Barry-road and Main- street.—Advt.
LLANTWIT-MAJOR NOTES. The sad death of the Duke of Clarence reminds us that in September, 1888, the lady who was short- ly to become his wife, Princess May, visited our ancient town, and she and her mother, the Duchess of Teck, took great interest in the work of explo- ration which was then being carried out at Caer- wr-Gan, under the supervision of Mr. Storey, the curator of the Cardiff Museum. The royal party, together with the Countess of Dunraven a.nd her daughters, paid a visit to the field, and also our old church, and other places of note in the neigh- bourhood. When visiting some of the old tenants of the Earl of Dunraven, the Princess became the heroine of the following interesting adventure. The party put up at a large farm house, and became dispersed over the place. When the old gentleman farmer, who was much excited at the advent of the royal party, and fluttered how to properly entertain them, met a charming young lady whom he mis- took for the governess in charge of the daughters of the Countess, and addressing her, implored her to instruct him in the proper way to address their royal highnesses, adding that he was not used to the presence of royalty. The young lady laughingly replied that, indeed, she did not know, but she did not think it mattered much. Judge of the old gentleman's consternation when, in a few months' time, the Countess introduced the supposed governess as Princess May of Teck. Amongst other places visited by the Royal party was Flemingstone, the home of old Iolo, and the church in that village where the late Countess has erected a tablet to Iolo's memory. Within this church Iolo was buried and Taliesin his son. But to the everlasting disgrace of Llan- twit parish they refused to incur the expense of taking the body of poor Peggy, his only daughter, to lay with them, notwithstanding the earnest wish" of Peggy to be buried with her father, and had it not been for the kindness of a lady who lived at Merthyr (we believe, if our memory serves us rightly, that her name was Mrs. Gwylt), who placed a headstone at her grave, this talented daughter of a talented father, who did so much to unveil and lay tare the important part our town had played in making the history of our country, would still be lying in a nameless grave besides the old church at Llantwit-Major. Peggy's love for her father, or, as she preferred to call him, her daita. amounted almost to mad- ness. She ofttimes told her friends that she did not want to go to heaven if her father was not there, and that if they did not bury her with him that she would haunt them and ride on their i backs, We do not know if the people that were responsible for refusing her request as to her last resting place were ever troubled by her spirit, and we sometimes feel sorry that we never heard that she was allowed to return to this earth to punish them for their meanness. Taking advantage of her love to her father, some person or persons played on Peggy one of the cruelest and most brutal practical jokes that we ever heart of. Peggy was at that time living at Lanmaes, and one night a letter purporting to be sent by her father was placed under her door. The letter informed her that at a certain hour of a certain night her father would pay her a visit. Peggy's love of flowers was intense, and her little garden contained magnificent specimens, which she took four times every year to decorate her father's grave with. When she received this vile letter, Peggy at once commenced to set her little cottage in order fit to receive her father, and cut the whole of her splendid flowers to dress it. And a friend who saw the room informs us that the taste displayed on the arrangement of the flowers was marvellous. But after watching and waiting only bitter disappointment was her lot. Daita came not. It passes human comprehension. Devils it may be, understand what enjoyment those brutes derived from playing on the feelings of a dutiful child, fj
PENCOED NOTES. LBY ROVER. J A CRACKED LADDER. I attended a sale recently conducted at—well, never mind where, gentle reader. A ladder was put up for sale, and a friend of mine who holds a prominent position under a prominent personage made a bid several times, but ultimately the auctioneer knocked it down to another bidder. No sooner was it knocked down than a rev. gentle- man made his way through the crowd to my friend to inform him that there was a crack in the ladder. Yes, I know," said my friend, and I dropped my bidding when I reached the crack." The ready and witty retort elicited rounds of laughter from the bystanders, and the person who had bought the ladder drew a terribly long face, and no wonder. A CRITICAL PARSOK. A few Sundays ago a certain clergyman held forth in Welsh on the 13th verse of the first chapter of the Book of Revelation. If the reader will turn to that text he will find in it a reference to "candlesticks (ca■ iwyllbrc-n), and garment" (gtchg lacs). Now the clergyman in question found fault with these translations. It was sheer folly, he said to call a thing a candlestick, which had no stick, but brass about it, and he suggested that the thing should be called csmwyllydd (candle, I suppose) in future. Authors of future die- tionaries will please make a note of this. The rev. gentleman having laboriously dwelt upon the feasts and the collects which their Church" provided for the same, and the historical know- ledge of Jesus Christ which people would obtain if they attended their Church," he proceeded to explain the giving lacs. Said he in Welsh, This was not a white one, but a blue garment." A few such sermons as the one I have referred to would soon toll the knell of Disestablishment and Disendowment. BONVILSTONE EISTEDDFOD. Several friends in this neighbourhood had arranged to attend the above eisteddfod on Christ- mas Day, but at the last moment they failed to muster pluck enough to face the bitter weather. They will, perhaps, be glad to know that I have the authority of the treasurer, my friend, Mr. Griffiths, Redlands, Bonvilstone, for stating that the eisteddfod was a financial success. I heartily congratulate the committee, especially as they had such odds to contend with. The tragic end of the genial Mr. Mackenzie Thomas, who was to be the president of the day, had shocked the whole neighbourhood, and it was only) meet and natural that the eisteddfod should be less lively than usual. THE LATE PHILLTP GRIFFITHS, ALLTWEN AND LLAXHARAN. The late Rev, Phillip Griffiths, Alltwen, was a favourite everywhere he was known, but not more so anywhere than he was at Llanharan. Truth to tell, the Llanharanites found but one fault with the good old soul, and that was, that his visits to them were not frequent enough. He once visited Llanharan after he had made a tour through the vale. One of the first questions asked him there, as usual, was where had he been so long, and why did he not visit them oftener. Well," said the old patriarch, I have just been through the Vale of Glamorgan, and there I saw that every farmer tilled his own field, and it is my duty to look after mine at Alltwen." Mr. Griffiths had lived the greater part of his life before the Great Western Railway was constructed through Glamorgan, and he therefore had to travel on foot or on horseback. Once upon a time he visited Llanharan in the depth of a severe winter, and he found the journey very fatiguing and trying. When leaving, a warm-hearted old sister told him, "Cofia di, Phillip, taw ti sy i nghladdu i pan fydd af farw." "Rhaid i tithan. Nanci, gofio marw yn yr haf," was the reply of God's man. May no irreverent foot ever tread upon his grave THE SITUATION AT COITY. With reference to Mr. Peters, the late master of the Board School at Coity, the School Board still refuses to bend, and the bulk of the ratepayers still declare that they will bend or break them. In the meantime considerable alterations and im- provements are being made at the premises where Mr. Peters still teaches his eighty young ideas how to shoot, These improvements, of course, incur expense, but Mr. Peters' supporters are only too eager to bear it. The case is attracting great at- tention in scholastic circles, and already TJw Schoolmaster, the official organ of the National Union of Teachers, and The Schoolmistress have published several leaders and leaderettes upon the affair, and it is needless to add what side they take. The term of the present Board expires in November next, and unless a great change comes o'er the spirit of the dream in the meantime, the result is a foregone conclusion. When the mem- bers emerged from the schoolroom after their last meeting, they were met by a roadful of children, who lustily sang Rhai aewr yw gwyr y Coity "— a song specially composed for Mr. Peter's recent testimonial meeting.
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FOLLICJC'S is the Best Shop for Jewellery. Splendid assortment and at all prices. Corner of Barry-road and Main-street.—Adrt.