-n_n_ Home News. ANGLESEA. "Watch found on the road by an honest member of the Menai Bridge District Council. Inquire at the Police Station." So runs an official notice out- side the Menai Bridge Police Station. CARDIGAN. The Right Hon. Ailwyn Fellowes, M.P., (Presi- dent of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries), will open the College and Counties Training Farm at Aberystwyth on Friday, June 23rd, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. While returning from service in the Welsh Wes- leyan Chapel, Aberystwyth, last Sunday morning, Mrs. Margaret Richards, widow, residing at Tre- fechan, was seized with sudden illness near the railway station. She was carried to the station- master's house, and afterwards conveyed on an ambulance to the infirmary, where she expired in half an hour after admission. She was 72 years of age. A Cardiganshire farmer pleads that an excess of buttercups in grazing land tends to impoverish the milk of the kine that feed upon it. Juvenile butter cup gatherers used to be taught that persons upon whose faces the flower will reflect its rich, yellow colour is fond of butter. There is apparently a want of harmony between the botanic qualities of this golden flower and its popular prophetic value. Addressing a large gathering of the clergy and I z, laity at Aberystwyth, the Archdeacon of Cardigan said that the religious education of the living generation could not be sufficiently attended to in their Sunday schools, and in those parishes where there was a church or non-provided school, he hoped that every effort would be made to train up the children in the faith of their fathers. But if there was no such schools, as he feared was the case in a large number of parishes in that Arch- deaconry, he hoped that the clergy would do all in their power to assemble the Church children in the 'Church or some other convenient place once or twice a week. In these days of educational con- troversies it was the children who suffered, and it was the duty of the clergy to feed the lambs of their flocks. He was glad to report that, notwithstanding a decreasing population in the rural parts, the number of Sunday scholars had gone up consider- ably. CARMARTHEN. The Carmarthen Town Council have decided to accept, as a gift to the borough, the Fallen Heroes' Memorial, which has been subscribed for through the columns of the Journal, and the foundation of which Lord Roberts is to be asked to lay at the end of August. Two sites have been suggested, viz., Guildhall Square and the front of the Infirmary, and the former has been selected by the Corpora- tion by the casting vote of the Mayor, Mr. E. A. Rogers. CARNARVON. The only response to the Vicar of Conway's challenge to passive resisters is an invitation to a public discussion received from a brother clergy- man, the Rev. W. J. Spriggs-Smith, vicar of Ter- rington St. John's, Norfolk. The Vicar of Conway, in his reply, insists that as his challenge was made first it should be settled first. A notable addition has just been made to the ranks of Welsh lady evangelists. Mrs. Fanny Jones, a daughter of the renowned Jonn Jones, of Talysarn, and sister of the Rev. D. Lloyd Jones, M.A., Llandinam, has been on a visit to the Vale of Nantlle, her native place, and on Wednesday evening addressed a crowded congregation from the pulpit of her father's old chapel at Talysarn. The last was an exceptionally sunny month at Llandudno, according to Mr. W. Little's records, there being 249.1 hours of direct solar radiance recorded, as compared with 201 hours, which is the average for May of the past seven years. There were 19 cloudless days, and the rainfall amounted to only half an inch, as compared with an average of two inches. The mean temperature was 5 I.8deg. (Fahrenheit), the mean daily range being 12deg. DENBIGH. It is announced on authority that Mr. David Davies, of Llandinam-who spent a few days in Cardiff this week-has given no sanction to the story that he will contest West Denbighshire as a Unionist, in opposition to Mr. Herbert Roberts, M.P. In addition to the new golf links which will be opened at Llanrwst by Earl Carrington next week, a scheme has been formulated for acquiring a stretch of land along the banks of the river Con- way near the old bridge and converting it into a promenade. On Saturday a new service of road steam motor omnibuses was started between Llangollen and Oswestry. The first car departed from Llangollen at 10 a.m., and returned from Oswestry at 12.15 p.m. To-day 'buses will leave Victoria Square, Llangollen, at 9 a.m. and at 1, 4, and 7 p.m., the first three journeying to Oswestry and the last only to Chirk and back. The Oswestry journey will occupy 60 minutes for the twelve miles, and the fare is is. 2d. It is expected to start the Llan- gollen-Bettws-y-Coed service on Thursday. Some excitement has been caused in Denbigh- shire by the refusal of the vicar of Holt (the Rev. Jenkyn Jones) to allow a Nonconformist minister to conduct .the burial service, in the churchyard, of the late Mr. William Davies, of Wrexham, a non parishioner. The Rev. L. J. Havard, a Baptist minister, accompanied the mourners from Wrex- ham to Holt, and in the village a service was held, at which Mr. Havard spoke. He regretted that a little more charity had not been shown. The vicar met the funeral and conducted the service at the graveside, the mourners deciding not to enter the church. A case of interest to those who take apartments at the seaside was decided last week by Sir Horatio Lloyd. The plaintiff, for whom Mr. Bernard Lowe appeared, was Miss Harvey, of Marathon, Colwyn Bay, and the defendants were Mr. and Mrs. Wat- kins, of Rainhill, Liverpool, who, it was stated, took rooms for a period of two months, for which they paid weekly, and at the end of a fortnight they left after giving a week's notice. His Honour held that rooms could not be given up in that way when they had been engaged for a period, and judgment was given for the plaintiff for _f ig, the amount claimed. The point upon which the case bears is that people taking rooms for a term at the seaside, at so much per week, are not entitled to leave at a week's notice, as is quite commonly supposed to be the case. On Friday, afternoon, in the presence of a large assembly, Mr. J. Herbert Roberts, M.P., unveiled a memorial column to the late Edward Parry, of Bryn Bugad, one of the pioneers of Welsh Cal- vinistic Methodism in West Denbighshire. The column, which is of marble, has been erected in front of Capel Mawr, Llansannan, in which parish Parry began his work. Parry, who was a joiner by trade, did a great work between 1723 and 1786 in disseminating the gospel and planting churches. He was the author of Caned nef a daear lawr, and Blant afradlon at eich Tad, and several other hymns now used in Welsh chapels. In addition to the memorial column a tablet has been placed in Tanyfron Chapel. GLAMORGAN. In the House of Commons on Monday the Municipal Corporations (Merthyr Tydfil Scheme Confirmation) Bill came up for consideration on the report of the Committee to which it had been referred, and was ordered for third reading. It's no good asking me any questions I have no intellect," was the frank and distressing confes- sion of a fireman who at Swansea Police-court had to be fined 7s. 6d. for indulging in the enemy" that put into the mouth steals away the brains." Mr Blandy Jenkins wants all the Glamorgan police to be supplied with note-book and pencil, so that each man may make a note of the number of every motor-car that passes. The plan does not seem a complete check. It will not prevent a single accident, and only aims at getting hold of the cause. It seems to us, says the Western Mail, that the difficulty will never be really solved until every pedestrian carries on his back a bag of dynamite. If this is done we predict that in a week there will be no more motor-car fatalities. Alderman Prosser asked, at the meeting of the Glamorgan Standing Joint Committee at Cardiff on Monday, why all the Conservative clubs in the valleys were not treated in the same way as the other clubs ? The Chairman (Mr. O. H. Jones) I am not aware that they are not. Alderman Prosser I am told that the police in- spected all the clubs a week ago, and passed by the Conservative clubs. Mr. J. W. Evans Naturally. Captain Lindsay There is not the slightest political feeling in the matter. The police go through all the clubs, and it is the clubs we find the most complaints against, whether Conservative or not, that are proceeded against. Mr. Gwyn Morris I suppose if they were called Constitutional you would still look after them, Captain Lindsay ? The Chief Constable Certainly. MERIONETH. Mr. W. E. Oakeley, chief proprietor of the Oakeley Quarries, has accepted the office of alder- man in the Merioneth County Council, and it is believed that his son, Mr. Edward de Clifford Oakeley may be persuaded to become a candidate for the vacant councillorship. Twenty-four children out of 33 on the register were withdrawn from Llanelltyd (Merionethshire) Church school and taken in vehicles yesterday morning to the Council school at Dolgelley. Arrangements have been made to give the children daily a midday meal and to convey them beck after school hours. Following the withdrawal of Nonconformist children from the Llanelltyd Church school, the Church party have intimated their intention of transferring a number of boys of the Waifs and Strays Home" from the Dolgelley National school, which they attended, to Llanelltyd, so as to com- plete the number of scholars necessary to carry on the school there. They also intend withdrawing their children from the Council school at Islawrdref, and thereby, they declare, this school will fall short of the necessary number of scholars. At Llan- fachreth and Bryncoedivor Church schools three- fourths of the children are Nonconformists, and if the example set by the Llanelltyd Nonconformists is followed these schools are also doomed. MONMOUTH. The silk ensigns subscribed for by the ladies of Monmouthshire were despatched last week to Captain Reynolds, the commander of H.M.S. Monmouth, and were used by the ship when acting as escort to the Victoria and Albert, in bringing the King of Spain over from Cherbourg on Monday. After losing traces of his brother for fifty years, Mr. W. Richardson, of Blackwood, has just learned that the one who has so often occupied his thoughts is coming home from Australia. After a prolonged Colonial career, in which the vicissitudes of the goldfields played a prominent part, the home-land has asserted its charm to soothe the closing years of a wanderer's life, and, leaving beneath a Southern sky the grave of his wife, Mr. Richardson is return- ing to Wales, having gained something valuable in addition to experience. At an early hour on Monday a splash was heard in the canal at Newport near the Moderator Wharf. Police-constable Nurdin ran down to the spot where the sound came from, and found a man struggling in the water. He pulled him out. The man did not seem much distressed, and said that he was a ship's fireman, named John Barnes, and had been in Cardiff during the greater part of Sun- day, but found Cardiff such a dry place that he could not stick it. I could not get a drink in the place and was bound to come to Newport." After he had overcome the Welsh Sunday Closing Act to his own personal satisfaction he wandered about looking for lodging and fell in the canal. MONTGOMERY. The death is announced of the Rev. Thomas Thomas, rector of Mallwyd, Montgomeryshire. Mr. Thomas was ordained in 1850, and filled several curacies. In 1870 he was appointed rector of Llan- fair-juxta-Harlech, and nine years later was pre- ferred to Mallwyd. The living is in the gift of the Bishop of Bangor, and is returned at £340 gross. b A representative committee has been formed in the Llanfyllin district to arrange for the celebration of the centenary of the death of the sweet hymn- writer of Dolwar Fechan. She was buried at Llanfihangel-yng-Ngwynfa, on the 12th of August, 1805. A national demonstration is being arranged to be held at Llanfyllin on the nth August of this year. Some well-known men are being asked to be present, and all the religious denominations are requested to send representatives. Speeches will be delivered and a selection of the hymns will be sung. An influential gathering is expected, and every effort will be made to accommodate visitors from distant places.
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