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Home News. ANGLESEA. The officers of the Armenia Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church, Holyhead, have received a donation of £ 100 from an anonymous donor. In view of the mission work which is being under- taken by the church the money will prove very useful. Creditors of the late Marquis of Anglesey re- ceived on Monday warrants for payment of a further dividend of is., making a total of 7s. It is expected that another and last dividend of the same amount will be paid out of rents accruing for four months prior to his Lordship's death. Anglesey Castle is still empty. The London and North-Western Railway Com- pany have again put on their special Sunday steamer at Holyhead, which conveys butter from Dublin for the English markets. This will entail the employment of a large number of men every Sunday, and this fact has given rise to much criti- cism. The special steamer was run last spiing and summer, but was discontinued on account of traffic falling off and of the organised opposition of the churches at Holyhead. It is expected that the directors will be again approached to dis- continue the service. CARNARVON. The Rev. Thomas Davies, Llanbedr, Vale of Conway, has accepted the call to the pastorate of the Deganwy Street Welsh Congregational Church, Llandudno. A public subscription list has been opened to- wards placing a stained-glass window in Ynyscyn- haiarn Church, Portmadoc, to the memory of the late Ailtud Eivion, who was the oldest bard in Wales when he died. Ministers of religion and others in the town of Carnarvon having charge of the services held in the workhouse, have written to the Guardians com- plaining of the smallness and the defective ventila- tion of the room in which the services are held. It has been decided to refer the matter to a com- mittee. Welsh educationists, and particularly the mem- bers of the teaching profession, will learn with regret that Mr. John Price, Principal of the Bangor Normal College, has tendered his resignation to the Committee of Management, by whom it has been accepted. Mr. Price has been at the head of the College for about fifteen years, and for more than thirty years previously was Vice Principal. There is scarcely a district in Wales which has not one or more male teachers whose studies have been conducted under his direction. He was for a long period the chairman of. the Bangor School Board, and in other capacities has proved himself .a capable and progressive educationist. DENBIGH. At Llangollen on Tuesday the death was announced of Mr. Robert Jones, better known as Telynor Tegid," who passed away at his residence at the age of 72 years. In early boyhood he made a study of the triple harp of Wales, and for upwards of half a century was a thorough master of the instrument. At Christmastide it was customary for him to make a tour round a circle of the great houses of North Wales, where his coming was always anticipated as a feature of the season's festivities. In a competition where he was pitted against some of the best harpists of Wales he carried off the golden harp presented by Lady Llandover for the best performer upon the national instrument. Some years ago during a memorable visit of the Queen of Roumania to North Wales he was summoned to Mostyn Hall to perform before her, and one of his most treasured possessions was .a portrait of the Queen-poetess. FLINT. The Flint Town Council on Monday decided on the proposition of Alderman J. L. Muspratt to support the claims of Aberystwyth for the National Library and Carnarvon for the museum, and failing either places being secured the Council asked for North Wales to be represented on the Trust of the Museum and Library. GLAMORGAN. Mr. Joseph James, B.A., Brecon Memorial Col- lege, has had an unanimous call to the pastorate of Bethesda Congregational Church, Ton Pentre. The Rev. A. W. Pearce, Calvinistic Methodist, Porthcawl, has received a call to the pastorate of Birchgrove Church, Llansamlet. He has not yet decided. On Monday the Beaufort Tinplate Works, Morriston, were restarted under a new Company after months of idleness. Out of 120 millmen 75 have already been re-engaged, and the mills are worked in six hour shifts. The tinhouse, owing to alterations, will not be ready for some time. Letters of administration of the effects of Mr. Daniel Thomas Phillips, of 20, The Walk, Cardiff, United States Consul, who died on January 3, intestate, have been granted to Mrs. Emma Line Phillips, the widow, the gross value of the property being 61,141 18s. 8d., and the net personaity £ 983 IOS. The sureties are Mr. Evan Griffiths, of 8, Fitzalan Place, Cardiff, and Mr. David Lloyd, of 41, Harriet Street, Cardiff. The Rev. D. M. Rees, of Madagascar, who came to England last year to undergo a serious opera- tion in London, is now resting at the home of his brother-in-law, Dr. Trow, of Penarth. Mr. Rees expects to be well enough to return in May. It is interesting to note'that in connection with the new chapel which he is building there will be a bell presented by his mother church at Llanelly. Mr. Rees' efforts among the people of Malagassy have been highly successful. A meeting of the Mid-Glamorgan Association of the National Union of Teachers took place at the Central Council Schools, Port Talbot, when Mr. T. Morris, Briton Ferry, presided. The attendance was very large. The following resolution was passed unanimously That in view of the great diversity of treatment meted out to teachers in the service of the Glamorgan Education Committee, it has become an urgent necessity to take steps to secure (a) the National Union of Teachers' scale of salaries for assistant teachers (b) a satisfactory scale of salaries for head teachers (c)'a system of promotion and (d) that all teachers, irrespective of serving in provided or non-provided schools, be immediately placed upon the same basis of treat- ment and payment." Further arrangements have now been completed in connection with the grand bazaar which is to be held in Cardiff on April 28th, 29th, and 31st in aid of the Cardiff and District Band of Hope Union, and which is to be opened on the first day by H.R.H. Princess Christian, who will be accom- panied by H.R.H. Princess Victoria. On the open- ing day the Bishop of Llandaff will preside, and among those present to support their Royal High- nesses will be Lord and Lady Windsor, Colonel and Lady Eva Wyndham-Quin, and Sir E. J. Reed. On the Saturday Sir Alfred Thomas will preside, and the opening ceremony will be per- formed by Lady Eva Wyndham-Quin, and on the third day Councillor Sidney Robinson will pre- side, and Mrs. Godfrey Clark, of Talygarn, will perform the opening ceremony. MERIONETH. One of the rare instances of an estate falling to the Crown owing to there being neither a will nor a relative comes from North Wales. Mr. David Williams, otherwise David Lloyd Williams, of 14, Dorvill Street, Festiniog, who is recorded as having died in the River Cwm Bowydd, Festiniog, on January 7," left property of the value of £ 1,026. He was a bachelor, and died intestate. Letters of administration have been granted to the solicitor for the affairs of His Majesty's Treasury and his successors in office for the use of His Majesty. Yesterday the Rev. R. B. Jones, of Porth, and Mr. Emlyn Davies concluded a three days' mission arranged by the Baptist Church, at Corwen. The meetings were held at the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, and that building, though large, was too small to hold the congregations. Mr. Jones gave several very able addresses bearing on the Christian life, and related his personal experience. The meetings were cbaracterised by much fervour and enthusiasm. Prayers were offered from all parts of the building, the simple petitions of some women and young people being peculiarly affecting. MONMOUTH. A woman told the Blaina magistrates the other day that she would rather go to gaol than pay the ten-shilling fine. Show her where she will have to go," said the Magistrates' Clerk to a policeman, that will bring her to her senses." A few minutes later the Clerk said She has paid up quicker than I thought she would." The English Reformed Church at Hamburg has unanimously invited the Rev. E. Walrond Skinner, of Dock Street Congregational Church, Newport, to become its minister. Mr. Skinner has laboured in Newport for 22 years, and for a long period has p b acted as the secretary of the Monmouthshire English Union of Churches. The executive of the Labour Representation Committee have considered the Newport appli- cation that Mr. Ben Tillett be allowed to contest the Monmouth Boroughs, but have deferred deci- sion until a future meeting. In the meantime they will cause inquiries to be made in the constituency as to the unanimity of the Labour party and the probable extent of financial support which would be given him in the district. This decision will be conveyed to the leaders of the Labour party at Newport in due course. x MONTGOMERY. Canon Williams, rector of Newtown, speaking at the prize distribution in connection with the evening continuation schools in that town, deplored the fact that in the heart of Wales they did not teach the Welsh language at the classes, Do not be ashamed of your country and your language," he said. It is a noble language, a language that will not bring you wealth or anything of that kind, perhaps, but something better. It is a language that will go to your heart, if you know it well." The Bishop of St. Asaph the other day conducted a confirmation at Llanfyllin Parish Church. There were 95 candidates presented, gathered from the parishes of Llanfyllin, Meifod, Llangynow, Bwlchy- ciban, Llanfechair, Hirnant, and Pennant. The Bishop afterwards gave an address in Welsh and English. A feature of the confirmation was that quite half the candidates were adults. This, and the greatly increased number of candidates over those presented last year, is due, the rector of Llanfyllin suggests, to the revival. PEMBROKE. A party of friends, gills mostly, were very demon- strative in bidding good-bye to each other at Maenclochog Station. There was a good deal of kissing and throwing of kisses, and the guard-a Cockney--who was impatient to be off, got restive. At last he could stand it no longer he bade them have done, and called out to his fellow-official, All right, behind, Jack ?" All right," responded Jack, "Then, right away," said the guard, holding out his flag, and away the train steamed amid a perfect avalanche of waved kisses.
Football. WELSH football was more than usually interesting on Saturday last, as, in addition to the games between London Welsh and Bristol, Swansea and Gloucester, Cardiff and Leicester, and Newport and Devonport Albion, we had also the Wales v. Ireland international. WALES V. IRELAND.—The last of the inter- nationals of the season ended in a draw of 2 goals each at Belfast on Saturday last. This was very creditable considering the fact that the Welshmen were minus some of their crack players, notably Roose, the Everton goalkeeper, and A. G. Morris, of Notts Forest. As it is, Wales occupies second place in this season's International Association contests. LONDON WELSH v. BRISTOL.—Despite a weakened team London Welsh gave Bristol a very good game. The Bristol papers pays a special compliment to A. F. Harding, who played at full back. Had London Welsh been able to play their strongest side they would probably have won. Result Bristol, 12 pts. London Welsh, 6 pts. SWANSEA V. GLOUCESTER.—The latter team gave Swansea a rare shaking up, the invincibles winning by a very narrow margin, George Davies gaining the points in the first half- There is a suspicion that the Swanseaites are getting somewhat "stale," now the season is drawing to a close. Result: Swansea, i dropped goal; Gloucester, nil. CARDIFF v. LEICESTER. — The outstanding feature of this game was a wonderful run by the evergreen Gwyn Nicholls. By the way, Nicholls has promoted a match in aid of the Cardiff Welsh National Library Fund, the respective contestants being East Wales and the West of England. Result Cardiff, 6 pts. Leicester, nil. NEWPORT V. DEVONPORT ALBION.-For the second time only in thirteen years Newport succumbed to the Albion team. During the whole of that time the Welsh club have always held the upper hand. We do not begrudge the Devonians their success, it will but serve to spur the Welshmen on to even greater efforts in the future than in the past. The pace was very fast throughout the game. The Devon men won on their first line, on the middle line the Newport team was cer- tainly the cleverer, and could they but have held the Devon forwards, victory might easily have gone the other way. Result: Devonport Albion, I dropped goal; Newport, nil.