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TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN WALES. Inferring from a Blue Book just issued, we regret to find to what a small extent the enthusiasm for technical education prevails throughout the greatest part of Wales. Gla- morganshire is the only county where technical education is fairly supported. For all young people it is indispensable that they should have a thorough practical training for what they are going to be in after life. Other things being equal, those who have had a suitable combination of theoretical and prac- tical education, are generally the most successful in their career. Therefore all County and Parish Councils should encourage the study of agriculture and other kindred subjects in rural districts in Wales.
SWANSEA WAKING UP. It is evident that the citizens of Swansea are beginning to show signs of recuperation in Corporate life. They have recently made several far-reaching proposals, which, if duly carried out, would not fail to further materially the prosperity of the whole town. The chief one of these projects is the resolution to build new docks, involving an expenditure of £ 100,000. In consequence of very arbitrary restrictions, Swansea has hitherto been hin- dered from becoming a highly thriving port. It possesses many natural advantages, and its people should therefore be urged to remove the present artificial obstacles, in order to advance more speedily the industrial and commercial development of the town.
MR. ASQUITH AT SWANSEA. Mr. Asquith delivered last Saturday a brilliant speech at Swansea. He dwelt in a very fitting manner upon the wide question of labour, which is always well handled by the late Home Secretary. Always when speaking upon the subject he displays a considerable amount of natural sympathy for the manual workers, on whose behalf he has been the means of securing very useful aad beneficial legislation. Mr Asquith protested eloquently against that false Eastern Policy, which now unhappily makes the British People so power- less to check the complete extermination of the Armenians by the barbarous Turks.
THE FATE OF DISESTABLISHMENT. At Swansea last Saturday Mr Asquith gently alluded to some of the obstacles that befel the fate of the Disestablishment Bill under the late Government. He impressed upon his audience the result of exercising too much individual freedom on endeavouring to secure the passing of important national measures. However, let us sincerely trust that a greater spirit of combination will prevail amongst the Welsh Members in the future, so as to obtain a practical response to the aspirations of the majority of the Welsh people.
DEATH OF A SWANSEA PUGILIST. The sad death of a pugilist at Swansea last week will inevitably cause many to deplore that standard of public opinion which tolerates so much glove fighting in our midst. We admit that no more blame is possibly attached to the survivor than Davies, who was acci- dentally killed, but we do protest strongly against the general prevalence of glove fighting in the boxing saloons of our large towns. Broadly speaking, the environment of pugilistic resort is always such as to repel anyone who has a moderate amount of self- respect, or reverence for anything higher than a mere display of brute force.
AMERICA AND AGRICULTURAL DEPRESSION. The American farmers now feel the de- pressing effect of over-production. The rapid development of railways and other means of communication in America during the last 20 years is without a parallel in any part of the world. Hence the result that enormous fresh supplies of wheat are continually brought over from the newly-opened districts at cheap rates into the British markets. The Americans have all along been producing more than what is necessary for their foreign trade. There- fore they have not only contributed to lessen agricultusal prices in this country, but have managed also to create a similar depression amongst themselves as well.
CUBA. The public expression of sympathy lately made by the United States, on behalf of struggling Cuba, has encouraged the insur- gents to redouble their efforts to secure Home Rule from the Government of Spain. Last week the Spanish troops suffered terrible defeats at the hands of the insurgents, who have had so far the best of the chief engagements. It is reported that General Weyler, whose cruelty is proverbial, intends to resign. He has evidently come to the con- clusion that the reconquest of Cuba is a most difficult task, and would involve a large sacrifice of men.
DEATH OF MRS. THOMAS, YSGYBQRWEN. With sorrow we learn that Mrs. Thomas, Ysgyborwen, Aberdare, died last Saturday, at her town residence in London. The deceased lady was the mother of Mr. D. A. Thomas, M.P. for Merthyr. She was highly popular in her native district, and was known far and wide for her sterling devotion to her people and language. Before her eye-sight became somewhat dim, nothing gave Mrs. Thomas greater happiness than the studying of Welsh history. Owing to her weak state of health during the last few years, she had been pre- vented from paying a visit to her Welsh home. Previous to her passing away, she expressed her wishes that she would like to be buried at Ysgyborwen. All will sympathise with the relatives for the loss which they have sustained in the death of one of the most patriotic daughters of Wales.