UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF NORTH WALES, BANGOR. Miss C. Edwards has been appointed Assistant Mistress at the Preparatory School and Kinder- garten attached to the Day Training Department the University College of North Wales, Bangor, in place of Miss Cunradi, who is taking up work in America. Miss Edwards (who is a daughter of the Rev. Llewelyn Edwards, M.A., formerly of Ardwyn School, Aberystwyth), holds the higher certificate of the National Froebel Union with distinctions.
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Notes of the Week. Destruction of War Stores.-On Saturday the War Office issued a "Return of Stores and Supplies dispatched to South Africa during the period 1899-1901, destroyed locally." It is sorry reading for the public, which has had to bear the whole loss, amounting to nearly ^300,000. The War Office officials do not know from whom they bought more than one- third of these supplies. This is additional evidence of the urgent necessity for a thorough over-hauling of the department. No trading firm would dream of conducting its business in such a slovenly fashion. Here is a table showing the quantity and value of the several articles destroyed Stores Destroyed. Quantity. Public° Preserved meat 2,140,906 lbs. ^S3>3°7 Meat and vegetable rations 2,783,744 139,194 Emergency rations 843,874 56,258 Ham 138,428 lbs. 6,318 Bacon 33,824 lbs. TjSS0 Yeast cakes. 576,890 1,000 Oats 1,141,750 lbs. 4,840 Compressed vegetables 90,909 lbs. 2,270 Small arms ammunition 7,210,792 rds. 29,200 £293,937 By way of explanation the War Office states that: The oats were bad through heating caused by inadvertent insertion of wet bags in the centre of the stack, also through rough weather and length of time stacked." The emergency rations" were destroyed because of deterioration." The small arms ammunition was "rendered unserviceable through conditions of active ser- vice." It is further stated that the 7,210,792 rounds were condemned and broken up on return to this country. They formed a portion of 50,000,000 rounds returned from South Africa, and represent the total found unservice- able up to date. The reasons assigned for the destruction of other stores are: i. Length of time the supply has been in the country. 2. Want of storage accommodation. 3. Climatic influence. The names of nearly twenty contractors are given, but some cannot now be traced. Here is the list:- r 1:.> Not known ••• 106,950 London Canning Company 5,808 Maconochie Bros. 106,003 J. Moir and Son, London 2,933 C. and E. Morton, London 2,337 W. Bruce, Aberdeen 12,030 Moir, Wilson, and Co., London 5,313 Poulton and Noel, London 2,063 J. A. Hunter and Co., Liverpool 1,55° Armour Company 7,069 H. W. Huckvale and Co., London 1,000 Sydney Meat-Preserving Company 3,752 Armour's Canning Co., London 3,870 Armour Packing Co., London 1,093 Baynes Bros., Brisbane 1,766 H. Chamberlain, London 1,200 Ammunition 29,200 £ 293,937 As to ammunition, the War Office do not know from whom it came. They simply state in a note Small-arm ammunition of the nature referred to has been supplied-by Messrs. Eley Bros., the Birmingham Metal and Munitions Company, Limited, Messrs. Greenwood, Batley, Limited. Messrs. Kynoch, Limited, Royal Ordnance Factories. It is not known from which of these manufacturers the cartridges were obtained. They probably include supplies from all. Lord Dunraven's Irish Scheme.-For a member of the Carlton and Constitutional Clubs to be the special guest of a body of declared Liberals is something quite novel in the history of English politics. But the fact goes far to prove that there is a growing convic- tion in the minds of politicians that the eternal Irish question can only be settled upon lines that commend themselves to both parties. Lord Dunraven has made the state of Ireland a special object of study, and he has arrived at his conclusions by starting not from a Nationalist but from an Unionist standpoint. The picture he drew in Manchester, on Friday, of the state of the Sister Isle was a dark one indeed. Everything in the country is rapidly declining except poverty, disease, and taxation. It is sinking faster than any other country in the world. And he asserts that he and Mr. Antony Macdonnell took the situation into consideration with the full consent of Mr. Wyndham and Mr. Balfour. Though the Irish Secretary has resigned and the Prime Minister has yielded to the irreconcilable Orangemen, Lord Dunraven has stuck manfully to his guns. He avoids the hated term Home Rule, which does not much matter, inasmuch as a rose under another name smells just as sweet. But he is very strongly of opinion that Ireland could be given a very large amount of legislative control over her own affairs, and also, what is still more important, control over the administration of her finances, whilst retaining the supremacy of the Parliament at Westminster. Should Lord Dunraven carry with him any considerable number of his party, we might hope for the early settlement of this vexed question. Welsh in the Schools.- Educational authorities and teachers in Wales are deeply engaged in considering the proposals to teach Welsh in the elementary schools of the country. It will be remembered that the Carnarvonshire County Council has adopted a scheme under which Welsh is to be taught to the infants before beginning to familiarise them with the tongue of the Saxon. Judging from what takes place at conferences called in various other counties to discuss the matter, there are three parties taking somewhat different views. First, the ardent Welsh Nationalist, who thinks the preservation of Welsh a matter of prime import- ance, and who loses patience with all those who fail to follow; secondly, the English resident who regards the Welsh tongue as a survival of barbarism, and gets wild when the idea of teaching it in the schools is mentioned to him thirdly, those who have no very decided views one way or the other, being quite willing to allow Welsh to be taught provided no cast-iron rules are laid down, and provided also that due regard be had to the comparatively short time within which the education of the children has to be completed. It is very difficult to say which party is the strongest. The second is very noisy, and has the authorities in Whitehall at its back. But the first is working quietly and resolutely, and is continually making converts from among the third. We should think that a majority of the Welsh people have been con- vinced by this that their children would be better qualified to master other branches of study if they were first thoroughly grounded in the knowledge of their mother tongue. The Latest Invasion of London.—The resolute army of a hundred and fifteen bootmakers from Raunds 'are determined to demonstrate that there "is nothing like leather." They discarded the usual mode of travelling, they won the hearts of the inhabitants of every village and town they marched through, they have taken London by storm, and their leader managed to startle the House of Commons. Better still, they have got the War Secretary to inquire into their grievances, which he had ignored entirely during ten weeks of persistent petitioning. It is true that he has refused to see them, and perhaps wisely. Straps as well as boots are made of leather, and though the material is splendid comfort underfoot, it is not quite so pleasant about one's head and shoulders. But all's well that ends well, and these fearless men will march homeward this week with lighter hearts, if with boots somewhat worn out.
atynt daethom i gyffyrddiad ag amryw yn ofni y dyfodol, ac o'r braidd nad oeddynt yn amhe ua fyddai effeithiau y Diwygiad mor ddaionus ag y tybid. Cydnabyddent oil fod y Deffroad wedi bod o fendith dirfawr. Ond dywedent fod y misoedd er dechreu y gauaf wedi bod yn fisoedd dilafur a diwaith bron ym mhob man. Rhodd- wyd cyfarfodydd darllen a chyfarfodydd diwylliadol heibio yn Ilwyr, ac ni welent nemawr arwyddion eu bod i gael eu hail- gychwyn yn fuan, a phryderent rhag i blant y Diwygiad dyfu i fynu yn weiniaid o feddwl ond yn gryf o deimlad. Nid oes un ddadl nad yw teimlad byw, effro, angerddol yn gofyn meddwl cryf i'w reoleiddio a'i gadw dan awdurdod. Mae gorfeithriniad teimladau i'w ochelyd lawn cymaint a gorfeithriniad y deall a'r rheswm. Mae'r hwn sydd yn galon i gyd," fel Dafydd ap Gwilym, yn agored i brofedigaethau lawn cyn waethed a'r profedigaethau y syrthia yr hwn na fedd fwy o galon na phaladr ia iddynt. A thra na fynem ysgrifenu hanner gair a allai roddi achlysur i neb iselu cyfarfod gweddi a chanu mawl, dylid cofio mai moddion ac nid amcan ydyw. Mae iachawdwriaeth yn golygu diwylliant a dadblygiad yr holl ddyn ym mhob cyfeiriad dichonadwy. A dynoliaeth wedi ei thyneru a'i nawseiddio yn nhan y Diwygiad yw yr hawsaf i'w diwyllio. Nid ar eglwysi Cymru yn unig y gorphwys y cyfrifoldeb y cyfeiriwn ato. Mae yn llawn cymaint o gyfrifoldeb ar eglwysi Cymreig Llun- dain. Ychydig ryfeddol sydd yma 0 leoedd dibrofedigaeth i'r rhai y gall pobl ieuainc droi i mewn yn eu horiau hamddenol. Mae yr ystafelloedd darllen yn y llyfrgelloedd cyhoeddus yn hynod o anghartrefol, ac, fel y dywedwyd eisoes, ni roesawant neb ond darllenwyr. Hyd yn nod pe caem sefydliad Gymreig megis Exeter Hall mewn rhyw fan canolog, byddai allan o gyrhaedd y lliaws lie bynag y'i gosodid. Dylai fod rhywfan ym mhob dosbarth o'r Brif- ddinas lie y ceir Cymry, i'r hwn y gallent droi i mewn a theimlo yn berffaith gartrefol ynddo, naill ai i ymddiddan, darllen, ysgrifenu, neu yniddifyru yn ddiniwed. Ac ni fedrwn weled fod yn bosibl darparu manau felly ond drwy i'r eglwysi gymeryd y mater i fynu o ddifrif. Na adawer i ragfarnau sefyll ar v ffordd. Yr ydym yn apelio yn arbenig at y rhai a feddant gartrefi clyd i dreulio oriau min nos ynddynt, ar iddynt beidio gwrthwynebu taflu yr ystafelloedd ynglyn a'r capelau yn agored bob nos. Mae cadw Cymry ieuainc na feddant gartrefi yn y Brif- ddinas rhag myned yn aberth i'r profedigaethau a esyd y gelyn o'u blaen yn werth rhoi heibio bob rhagfarn a phob traddodiad o eiddo y tadau 0 r neilldu er ei fwyn.