Gohebiaethau. [Nid ydym mewn un modd yn gyfrifol am syniadau ein gwahanol ohebwyr.] THE NATIONAL WELSH FESTIVAL. To the Editor of "THE LONDON WELSHMAN." SIR,-When I wrote you my letter above the nom-de- plume of Patriot," I fully anticipated that there would be a request for my name and address, and that antici- pation has been fulfilled. I, however, fail to quite grasp the object and meaning of Mr. Mason Williams's letter to you in your issue of last week. Am I to understand, that upon my name and address being known, I am to be subjected to a severe cross-examination and terrified into a recantation of my views or, on the other hand, does he intend to deal openly with the question through the columns of your paper ? The latter condition is the only one I can agree to, and upon a notification from him to this effect, I shall be prepared to disclose my name and address. Yours, &c., PATRIOT. EISTEDDFOD BOXING NIGHT. At Olygydd JI LONDON WELSHMAN." SYR,—Caniatewch i mi ofyn i ysgrifenyddion cyfar- fod Boxing Night yn y Memorial Hall, os byddant mor garedig a chyhoeddi, yn y WELSHMAN, y feirn- iadaeth ar y cyfieithiadau ynghyd a'r cyfieithiadau buddugol. Mae yn bur debygol i mi y bydd yn dda genych roddi lie iddynt, gan fod y ddau baragraph yn siarad ar destynau dyddorol, sef y Rhagrithiwr" ac Idleness." Nid wyf yn ystyried fod y cyfarfodydd yma yn dod i fynu a'u safon bnodol os na fydd yma ryw fath o addysgiaeth i'w roddi i'r cystadleuwyr. Eisieu dysgu sydd arnaf fi, a chan i mi anfon i mewn ar y ddau destyn, ac heb fod yn oreu ar un o honynt, mae yn amlwg i mi fod fy nysgeidiaeth ar gam yn rhywle. Yr wyf yn dymuno gwybod ym mha Ie. Ydwyf syr, yr eiddoch, GWINOLL. At Olygyddy "LONDON WELSHMAN." SYR,—Carwn wneyd sylw ar lythyr eich gohebydd James Owen, yn eich rhifyn diweddaf, ym mha un y ceisiai ddadansoddi nodyn a ymddangosodd yn y golofn Am Gymry Llundain yn eich rhilyn am yr wythnos flaenorol, yn ymwneyd a'r Eisteddfod uchod. Hwyrach," meddid yn y nodyn, mai gormod o gyfyngu sydd wedi dod arni (yr Eisteddfod). Pan yr apelir at holl Gymry Llundain am nodded, dylid rhoddi testynau mwy cyffredinol i gystadlu arnynt," &c. Yn y blynydd- oedd a aeth heibio yr oedd Eisteddfod Boxing Night yn sefydliad blynyddol poblogaidd yn ein mysg, a'r testynau ynglyn a'r cyfrywyn dra chyffredinol. Ond, yn ystod yr ychydig flynyddau diweddaf yr ydys wedi sylwi fod cryn dipyn o gyfyngu wedi bod ar y testynau, a diau fod hynny yn cyfrif, i raddau helaeth, am y difaterwch sydd ymhlith ein cydwladwyr ynglyn a'r wyl hon. Credaf mai gwastraff ar eich gofod a pheth di-alw-am-dano ydoedd Ilythyr eich gohebydd. Gwnaed ei hun yn fwy hyddysg a hanes yr Eisteddfod hon, ac yna feallai y ceir ganddo syniadau tecach ac eangach. Yr eiddoch, &c., CYMRO. At Olygydd y "LONDON WELSHMAN." SYR,—Cwyna Mr. James Owen, King's Cross, yn eich rhifyn diweddaf o berthynas i nodiad o'm heiddo ynglyn a'r Eisteddfod uchod. Dywed fod o fewn fy saith llinell ddau haeriad anwireddus, ac yna a ymlaen, fel traeth- odwr ieuanc i geisio gwrthbrofi un o'r ddau. Goddefwch i mi sicrhau Mr. Owen ar y cychwyn mai nid ar antur, nac heb ymgydnabyddu a'r ffeithiau, yr wyf yn ysgrifenu i'r wasg un amser, ond mae'n amlwg mai nid dyna ei reol ef. Yn y lie cyntaf, os gwyr eich gohebydd rywbeth o hanes yr Eisteddfod hon boed iddo gydmaru y cynnull- iadau yn y blynyddoedd hyn a'r hyn a welid yn Exeter Hall ers talm; ac wedi iddo wneyd hynny a deall cywirdeb fy nodiad boed iddo fel dyn gymeryd ei bin a chydnabod ei anwybodaeth a'i angharedigrwydd o alw ffaith yn "haeriad." Yn ail, amheua'r "cyfyngu" sydd arni, ac ar y pen hwn â mor bell a cheisio dadleu tros ei farn. Yma eto y mae yn druenus o anwybodus. Cymerer y tri thraeth- awd fel engraifft i. Y Beibl; 2. Charles o'r Bala 3. Ann Griffiths. Y ddau olaf o'r tri yn brif gymeriadau Methodistaidd A oes eisieu ychwaneg o ffeithiau ar Mr. Owen? Da genyf ddeall i Mr. Owen ennill ar y traethawd, "Y Beibl," ac mae'n sicr fod ei wybodaeth o hanes hwnnw yn llawer mwy na'i wybodaeth o hanes yr Eisteddfod hon, neu yn wir rhyw gystadleuaeth hynod o wael ydoedd. Yr eiddoch, Y NODWR. PWY BIA'R DIWYGIAD ? At Olygyddy "LONDON WELSHMAN." SYR,—Yr ydych yn eich rhifyn diweddaf yn amheu cywirdeb y Daily News ynglyn a'r syniad mai'r Parch. F. B. Meyer oedd cychwynydd y mudiad ysbrydol presenol yn Nghymru, ond ni ddywedwch i bwy y perthyn y fraint o gyneu'r tan yn yr Hen Wlad. A oes sicrwydd pa le y dechreuodd y cynhyrfiadau presenol, a phwy oedd yr arweinwyr ynglyn a'r gwaith ? Dywed Mr. Evan Roberts ei hun mai plentyn y Diwygiad yw ef, felly rhaid fod y Diwygiad wedi dechreu cyn i Mr. Roberts ddechreu ar ei genhadaeth. Carwn gael ychydig o oleuni gennych ar ddechreuad yr hanes rhyfedd hwn. Yr eiddoch, PERERIN.
Football. RUGBY. RESULTS AT A GLANCE. Gloucester, i goal, i try (8 points); London Welsh, i goal (5 points). At Queen's Club. London Welsh 2nd, 3 goals, 5 tries (30 points) Sutton 2nd, i try (3 points). At Sutton. London Welsh B," i try; Streatham "B," I try. At Streatham. The game versus Gloucester, at Queen's Club, was a pleasant change from the Newport en- counter, and we were treated to some exceed- ingly keen and exciting football with a dramatic finish to wind up with, for Gloucester did not make victory secure until the last minute of the game. London Welsh were the first to press, their forwards showing pace and skill in the loose, and a promising movement ended in nothing through Morgan being at fault in handling-a sight seldom witnessed-and Gloucester obtained temporary relief. Play, however, settled down in midfield, Gloucester having the better of the tight scrums, but being unable to make much headway, for the Welsh tackling showed a marked improvement. Both sides attacked in turn, but the respective backs did not seem to get well together, and little ground was gained by passing movements until Morgan, with a useful run, took play into Gloucester territory. Here a scrum was formed, Gloucester obtained possession, but Rowlands was on Gent so quickly that the latter's pass was faulty, the ball going over the Welsh outside half's head and dropping out of reach of any Gloucester player. Maddocks was quick to see his opportunity, scooped the ball up quickly, and cleverly drawing the Gloucester wing from his position easily dodged him and Romans as both were running top speed for him. This left him a clear course, and he scored a magnificent try underneath the posts. Harding easily converted. Maddocks showed splendid opportunism in seizing this opening, and proved what a clever three-quarter he is by utilising it to the full. With a five point lead to encourage them, the Welsh played with rare dash, and Harding, Coppock, and Hawkins were very prominent with some magnificent loose dribbles, which were not sufficiently well backed up. Just about this time Gloucester, securing the ball in five scrums out of six, made desperate attempts to score, but the Welsh defence was- adamant. A series of hard scrums on their line were fruitless, Harding leading his pack well and outwitting the attack with splendid rushing and wheeling. Fresh attacks by the Welsh were of no avail, their backs, though playing well individually, lacking cohesion, and half-time arrived with the Welsh holding a lead of 5 points. As in the first half, the game was splendidly contested on the resumption, the exchanges being of a most even character. Rees made a mark, but the kick by Lewis failed. The latter had been showing excellent form, and we were treated to several smart runs with combined passing between him and Maddocks. The Gloucester forwards now became aggressive, and Partridge was prominent for good defensive kicking. Lewis, Maddocks, and Morgan again took up the running, and when in the Gloucester 25 Lewis made a lovely attempt at dropping a goal, which went over one of the posts. The referee disallowed the point, although players standing near Lewis, and at a more favourable angle, contended that the goal should have been allowed. Nothing daunted, the Welsh came again, but passing was faulty, and Hall inter- cepted and ran quite twenty yards before he was tackled. From the ensuing scrum, Gent sent the ball well out to Stephens and, after after travelling along the whole Gloucester line, was grounded in the corner by Hall. Romans failed with the kick. "Time" was now drawing near, and the visitors made desperate efforts to gain the lead. After a succession of scrums the ball came out on the Gloucester side, all their backs handled, and a really good movement ended in Hudson dodging over with a try which Romans easily converted. Immediately after- wards the whistle went, Gloucester winning one of the most finely contested games witnessed at the Queen's Club enclosure this season by 8 points to 5. In a sense the homesters were unlucky to lose on the call of time, but there is no denying the fact that the visitors stayed better, and that the margin just represents that slight difference in finish that existed on comparing the back play of both teams. In the tight scrums the Gloucester pack did best, their heeling being particularly clean, but in the open we would award the palm to the London Welsh, whose forwards showed rare dash. C. E. Lewis's debut for London Welsh was a success, and we are glad to learn that this clever player has accepted a post in town. Maddocks was in fine form at centre, whilst Morgan did well, but was too well marked to get many chances. He also seemed to be wisely holding himself back, doubtless in view of the great struggle at Cardiff to-day. Stringer, in the centre, was not a success, and we fancy he would do better at full back. R. Rees, who held the last line of defence on Saturday, was fairly good; in fact, his tackling was excellent, but he lacked judgment in gauging the flight of the ball, and his fielding at times was inaccurate. We feel sure, however, that he has the making of a good full back, for he kicks well and his tackling is most plucky. Experience seems to be the only thing lacking. We advocated last week the inclusion of a few A team men when any vacancies occur, and were glad to note the inclusion of Davies at half. He was billed as H. Morris," and a large number of people went away from Queen's Club feeling certain that the "Old Llandoverian" had played. This is sufficient praise for a young player totally unused to first-class games, and we were particularly pleased with his initial exhibition, his defence being good. Rowlands played his usual plucky game, the amount of tackling a man of his stature gets through with impunity is wonderful. Playing inside half for London Welsh has been rather a melancholy ex- perience for him this season we fear, for he has had the misfortune to generally play behind a pack beaten in the tight scrums. Of the forwards Harding, Partridge, Coppock, and Hawkins were the pick. We thought that the first named in view of to-day's International might not let himself go, but this fine forward seems incapable of taking part in any game without infusing all his customary vim and dash into everything he does. The A team were again without a fixture on Saturday, but the 2nd XV pursued the even tenor of their way, beating Sutton 2nds by 3 goals 5 tries to a try. There seems to be scoring talent in this team-talent the first team Selec- tion Committee would be well advised to watch -for in their last four engagements they have scored 118 points Their record is-played 11, won 9, lost 2 points for, 219 against, 38. A record, we should say, unequalled in London. The "B" met Streatham "B," and only managed to draw through one or two players failing to turn up and having to play short. To-day London Welsh play London Scottish, a fixture that should attract a very Celtic crowd to the Richmond Athletic Giound. The Scots aie distinctly lucky in their date, for London Welsh have Harding and Morgan playing for Wales, with Maddocks and Williams as first reserves-no small loss this to even the strongest club. It will, however, afford the Welsh the opportunity of including Treharne, a Cardiff flyer, on the wing to Lewis, while the other positions in the absence of the stars will be well looked after. Nevertheless, if London Welsh, handicapped as they are, win, it will be the finest performance of the season. A victory against the Scottish, and another at Cardiff v. England, will on Saturday be a source of pleasure to CYMRO.