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Home News. ANGLESEY. Mr. Richard Morris, of Bala-Bangor College, has accepted a call to the pastorate of Llanerchy- medd Congregational Church. 11 The High Sheriff of Anglesey (Mr. John Prichard Jones, of Bron Menai, Dwyran), has appointed the Rev. T. Lloyd Kyffin, rector of Beaumaris, to be his chaplain. Captain Lawrence Williams, Pentraeth, Anglesey, has been selected Conservative candidate for Angle- sey. He is a member of the County Council, and defeated a well-known Nonconformist Liberal last March on the education question. During his stay in Anglesey Mr. Evan Roberts, it is said, will pay a visit to Mr. Robert Davies, of Bodlondeb, the millionaire whose benefactions to religious and philanthropic agencies in Wales are almost beyond computation. His contribution to his own church at Menai Bridge last year totalled £ 1,200. During the last fortnight he has distributed about £ 2,000 among Welsh churches in South Wales. BRECON. The railway company are erecting a bridge across the railway at Llanwrtyd station, so that visitors can go without any interference to Abernant Lake. The water will be let in on the 1st June, and the Lake Hall will also be ready to accommodate visitors and parties from that day. There will be at least three acres more under water this year than last. CARDIGAN. At a meeting of the Council of Aberystwyth College held last Friday, Miss H. M. Stephen, warden of the Victoria University of Manchester Hall of Residence for the Women Students, was appointed warden of the Alexandra Hall of Resi- dence. Cardigan possesses a public official who amalga- mates the duties of water inspector, market inspec- tor, keeper of the public buildings, lamplighter, &c., all for a guinea a week. At a council meeting just held, in answer to some complaints as to water- fittings, he said "he did his best he worked eighteen hours a day, and even a horse wanted rest sometimes." What will the advocates of eight- hours-a-day-work say to this ? CARNARVON. A nightingale is said to be trilling nightly in the Wern Woods, some two miles from Portmadoc. Pwllheli, which had 140 applications for a permit to bring in a band over the summer, has given the privilege to an Altrincham combination conducted by Mr. Noble. For the past week the men of the 3rd Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers have been endeavouring to find the famous goat presented about six months ago to the battalion by King Edward. The goat was brought to the camp at Conway a few days since, but the very day of his arrival he broke loose. Two companies have been scouring the countryside in search of him, and, much to the relief of the men, the prodigal was discovered near Tal-y-Cafn Llandudno Hospital has come in for a handsome windfall. It consists of ^10,000 left by the late Mr. Richard Owen, of the Clock Tavern, Llan- dudno. Mr. Owen died last September, and in his will stated that if neither of his two sons left children, or if they left children who did not attain the age of 21, the greater part of the estate should go to the Llandudno School Board and the cottage hospital in equal parts. As the school board -was defunct at the time of testator's death the portion bequeathed to that institution reverts to the family. Both Mr. Owen's two sons have died since Sep- tember, and the moiety intended for the school board will go to Mr. Owen's only daughter. When the magistrates for the Carnarvon county division assembled on Saturday the Chairman (Mr. John Menzies) announced that Mr. Lloyd Carter had been appointed Clerk to the Court in the place of the late Mr. Lewis R. Thomas. The appointment had been unanimous, not only by the vote of the magistrates present but also through the support of several who had written to apologise for their absence. The new clerk is a partner in the legal firm of Messrs. Carter, Vincent, and Co. He has practised in the district since his enrolment, about twenty years ago. He has also taken a prominent part in the affairs of the county and town of Car- narvon, where he is very popular. This year Mr. Carter is Under Sheriff for the county, an office which he has held on several previous occasions. The revival movement in the camp of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (Militia) at Conway is making extraordinary progress, and there are 22 Militiamen who have professed conversion. The effect of the movement on the canteen has been most marked, and the Mayor of Conway and prominent residents have commented upon the excellent behaviour of the men, who not only attend the revival services most regularly, but observe a form of family prayers in their tents every morning and evening. During the day small knots of the men can be seen on various points of the Morfa holding impromptu services. The Evan Roberts of the camp is a Bangor entertainer, known as Ap Harri," who holds the services in a marquee provided by the colonel; and the men have such faith in him that he acts as arbitrator when disputes arise between them. DENBIGH. Mr. Clement Edwards, for the first time since his adoption as the Liberal candidate for the Denbigh Boroughs, has become a resident in the con- stituency. He has just taken Ainsdale, a pretty house in Holt, once the residence of Mr. Samuel Dale, one of the leaders of the Liberal party in the boroughs for many years. At the last Wrexham County Council several applications were made on behalf of Mr. Woolfe Jackson, money-lender, with respect to moneys due. The defendants resided in the Wrexham district, but the moneys had been sued for in a Lancashire court, and his Honour Sir Horatio Lloyd declined to make the orders asked for. Further, he inti- mated that if Mr. Woolfe Jackson persisted in entering people living in the Wrexham district in a distant court like Manchester, where the defendants had less opportunity of defending themselves, owing to the cost of getting there, he would not help him to obtain the fruits of the orders thus obtained. GLAMORGAN. The spirit of the age has reached the kitchen. A Cardiff lady advertised for a general. The only applicant was from the Rhondda, and she wrote:- Are there any boots to clean, as I strongly object to this ? Is the washing put out? Is there much other work to do, and can I have three evenings out each week, and every Sunday off?" Mr. Thomas Stephens, the well-known conductor of the Royal Male Voice Choir, was thrown out of a trap at Aberaman on Thursday night last, and was removed to the Bruce Arms, Mountain Ash. He was badly bruised about the body, and sus- tained some injuries to his skull. After being un- conscious nearly all the morning, Mr. Stephens was somewhat better on Saturday afternoon, and was removed to his home in Llantwit-Vardre. Mr. Lewis, of Cardiff (Canada), who is largely concerned in the Canadian metal trades, announces that he is about to proceed to South Wales, and there will select 200 skilled Welsh tin-platers for his Canadian business. These men will be sent to Toronto by Mr. Lewis as part of a scheme for developing the tin-plating establishment which he controls at Morrisburg, in Ontario. A meeting of the committee of the Cardiff Cor- poration charged with the civic arrangements for the Prince of Wales's visit to the town was held on Thursday, when. the Mayor (Alderman Robert Hughes) presided. Progress was made with the programme, and it was resolved that a fund be started to defray the expenses of decorating the town on the 28th and 29th of this month. Merthyr Incorporation Bill on Thursday came before the House of Commons Committee on Un- opposed Bills for confirmation. The measure has already passed the House of Lords. The Bill pro- vides for adjustment of the proper rights and liabilities of the Urban District Council, whose legal successors the Corporation will be for all purposes. Mr. Boyce, representing the Local Government Board, explained the substance of the agreed clauses, on the settlement of which the petitioners, who appeared in the other House, had dropped their opposition. The Committee found the preamble proved, and reported the Bill to the House for consideration. At the Hafod, Swansea, on the site of a tip near the Great Western Railway bridge, Mr. R. Glyn Vivian on Saturday in the presence of a number of working folk, laid the foundation-stone of a miners' mission-hall, the first of a series which he is to establish, at a cost of £ 78,000, in different parts of the world. Mr. Vivian was accompanied on the occasion by his sister, Miss Dulcie Vivian, Colonel Phillips, of the Brighton Mission, who is under- taking the management of the scheme Mr. H. Eccles, high sheriff; Mrs. Eccles, Dr. and Mrs. E. Davies, Dr. Gomer Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. W. Rice Evans, Councillor William Williams, Dr. and Mrs. Jones Powell, Mr. Herbert Morgan, and others. The hall will accommodate about 300 persons, with vestries, &c., adjoining. The building will be of late Gothic design, plain in character. The funeral of Mr. Robert Bridcut, formerly Con- servative agent at Cardiff, took place on Saturday at the cemetery, Cathays. Those who attended included the Mayor of Cardiff (Alderman R. I Hughes), Mr. J. Herbert Cory (chairman of the Conservative Association), Mr. H. Fraser, jun. (chairman Cardiff Conservative Club), Dr. Henry Campbell, Councillor Dixon, Messrs. W. B. Francis ? Jas. Thornton (Conservative agent), C. H. Thomas, R. L. Paxton (hon. secretary Tariff Reform League), W. H. Cullen, E. Quigley, C. E. Waring, W. H. Simpkin, W. B. Griffiths. J. E. Smith, S. Jacobs, and Wm. Richards. The officiating clergyman was the Rev. T. J. Richards. Amongst the senders of wreaths were Mr. R. A. Ratcliff, M.P., Mr. J. Herbert Cory, the Conservative Association, and Cardiff, Canton and Pontycymmer Conservative Clubs. After a short period of comparative quiescence the Pentecostal Dancers," who still disport them- selves at the Oddfellows' Hall, Dowlais, have taken a new lease of life. Following on his sudden re-call to the States, owing to the serious illness of his wife, the place occupied by Brother Obadiah Kent White, the organiser and leading figure in the movement on this side of the water, has been filled by the arrival of Brother J. W. Hubbart. The new-comer has already declared that he intends to make it everlastingly hot for the folk of the old town." The sacrifice of all worldly possessions is one of his pet themes, and if people were endowed with the proper spirit they would, he said, come up right there to the front and lay their belongings on the altar. Women he called upon to give up their wedding-rings, jewellery, and other personal adorn- ments, and men their goods, banking accounts, their everything. MERIONETH. Mr. Meyrick Roberts, of Towyn, has been appointed Chairman of the Governors of the Towyn County School, for the ensuing year. Merioneth has one public official who does not cost the county a penny. This is Mr. Haydn Jones, who acts as honorary clerk to the education com- mittee. One would think this was an arrangement which would please everybody. Yet one West coast newspaper is clamouring for a paid secretary. Clearly, the proprietors do not pay rates m Merioneth. At Bala a public welcome was given to Captain and Mrs. R. K. Price, Rhiwlas, on their return home from their honeymoon. Dr. Williams presented an illuminated address on behalf of the town, con- gratulating Mr. Price on his marriage, and a bouquet was presented to Mrs. Price. Addresses were delivered by Mr. G. Rees, Colonel Evans Lloyd, Mr. Evan Jones, Mr. Price, the Rector of Bala (the Rev. J. Davies), Rev. J. Howell Hughes, and Mr. R. J. A. Pri ;e. Mr. Price and Mr. Brassey* M.P., suitably acknowledged the reception. At the Victoria Hall the tenants were entertained to dinner by Mr. and Mrs. Price. On behalf of the tenants, Mr. R. Evans presented Captain Price with a hand- some address and a dogcart. In the evening the workmen on the estate, keepers, &c., were enter- tained to supper, and Captain and Mrs. Price were presented with a handsome silver bowl. PEMBROKE. Mr. Wynford Phillipps, M.P., has had a copy made of) the painting of Richard Fenton, the Pembrokeshire historian, and it is now hung in the Shire Hall at Haverfordwest, for the assizes. The portrait is a life-size one, and has been copied by Mr. Arthur Nowell. The original picture is by SIr William Beechey, R.A., Court painter to George IV., in the early part of the eighteenth century. Haver- fordwest people are now sitting down waiting (0l some other generous donors to enrich the Shire Hall with companion portraits of Sir John Perrot and General Picton.