Hide Articles List

4 articles on this Page

Home News.


Home News. CARDIGAN. A David Jenkins Musical Exhibition" is offered for competition at the Aberystwyth College at the commencement of next session to students intend- ing to proceed to the degree of Mus. Bac., and who have already matriculated. Full information may be had on application to the registrar of the college. An exciting incident was witnessed last week at Aberystwyth, when some lady visitors were bathing on the south side, where the heaviest seas are usually experienced. After being in the water a few minutes one of the ladies was carried out of her depth by the under-current, and would have been drowned had it not been for the efforts of Mr. Ernest Brooks, of Rugby, who had that moment arrived on the beach. The lady had gone down twice, when Mr. Brooks, fully dressed, with the exception of his coat, swam to her rescue, and with difficulty brought her to shore in an unconscious condition. The eleventh annual assembly of the members of the British Chautauqua has opened at Aberystwyth. The number in attendance is over 100, and the Alexandra Hall of Residence has again been let by the college authorities for the use of members. This year's president is Dr. M'Harry. A reception was given in their honour at the Waterloo Hotel by the mayor and corporation, and addresses of welcome were delivered by the Mayor, Principal Roberts, and the Rev. G. Eyre Evans. Dr. M'Clure, head- master of Mill Hill School, Dr. Morris, a coloured minister from New York City, and the Rev. John Bradford, of London, replied on behalf of the Chautauquans. CARMARTHEN. Mr. Abel Thomas. M.P., and Mr. W. Jones, M.P., addressed a meeting at Ammanford on Saturday night in support of the Revolt Campaign Fund. The Rev. J. Wyndham Jones, Congregational Minister, Aberedw, near Builth, who was spending a holiday with his family at Llanstephan, was drowned while bathing during the high tide on Friday evening. CARNARVON. The Rev. John Owen, the well-known chaired bard Dyfnallt, minister of the Ebenezer Congrega- tional Church, near Llanberis, has received a unanimous invitation to become the pastor of the Sardis Congregational Church, Pontypridd, in succession to the late Rev. W. Isaac Morris. At Portmadoc it is proposed to raise a memorial column over the grave of the late Mr. John Williams (loan Madog) in the Ynyscynhaiarn Churchyard. loan Madog, who died in 1879, was the author of the two well-known lines :— Gwaed y groes a gwyd y graith Na welir mo'ni eilwaith. DENBIGH. Mr. Lloyd George, M,P., has definitely promised 0 to address a meeting at Wrexham at the latter end (of September in connection with the Welsh Educa- tion revolt. The Rev. R. J. Williams, of Liverpool, secretary of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Foreign Mission- ary Society, has received a cablegram from India announcing the death of Mrs. E. H. Williams, wife •of the Rev. E. H. Williams, superintendent of the Calvinistic Methodist Mission Stations at Maw- phlang and Khadsawphrah on the Khassia Hills. Mrs. Williams, who was in her 37th year, was a daughter of the late Mr. John Roberts, of Plas Einion, near Ruthin. The proceedings at the opening of the Corwen Eisteddfod on Monday were n)arred by a painful sensation caused by the telegraphic intelligence conveyed to Mr. Harry Evans (Dowlais) of the death of his father. Shortly after reaching the eisteddfod marquee Mr. Evans was handed a telegram stating that his father had died suddenly, and the popular adjudicator fainted. Restoratives were applied, and Mr. Evans, grief-stricken, hurried away, and the musical adjudication was entrusted to Dr. Dan Protheroe. GLAMORGAN. On Sunday night last the Tabernacle Welsh Baptist Church, Cardiff, unanimously agreed to invite the Welsh Baptist Union to hold its meetings in Cardiff in 1906. An alarming railway accident occurred at Bryn- mawr on Saturday night, when a heavy coal train from Blaenavon ran wild on a steep gradient. The train cpllided with some empty passenger coaches, and the engine and seven waggons left the metals. The many friends of Rev. W. Tudor Jones, F.R.G.S., of Swansea, will be glad to hear of his success in the renowned University of Jena. Last Saturday he succeeded in passing the examination for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy there, and his dissertation has received the highest mark from the Philosophy examiner, Professor Eucken. The subject of the dissertation, written in German, is "The Idea of Personality in the English Thinkers of the Present." We offer to Dr. Jones our sincere congratulations. Mr. Evan Roberts is at Swansea this week, and shows continued aversion to being interviewed. He has spent a good deal of time on the Swansea sands, and one day went for a drive to Oxwich. On Saturday he paid a short visit to Swansea Hospital, and conversed with a Loughor patient. Mr. Evan Roberts, who is the guest of Mr. Lloyd, builder, Swansea, has made no definite arrange- ments with regard to the future. It is understood, however, that he will conduct another revival crusade during the coming winter, and that Swan- sea will be one of the first places visited. MERIONETH. Cyril Cutler, who has several aliases, and who describes himself as an American, was charged at Festiniog Police Court last Monday with having obtained 5s. by false pretences from the Rev. D. Hoskins, a Calvinistic Methodist minister, on August i. The accused, who is wanted for several offences in other parts of the country, went to Mr. Hoskins and said that he was in a bad plight, owing to the non-arrival of his brother, and he persuaded Mr. Hoskins to lend him 5s. until the evening. The accused making no appearance to repay, Mr. Hoskins informed the police, who arrested the accused at Bettws-y-Coed. The Bench sentenced him to three months' imprisonment. MONMOUTH. At a general meeting of the Abergavenny Eisteddfod Committee the accounts showed deficit of £14 is. A resolution was unanimously adopted that unless by October, £100 should have been deposited in the bank as a guarantee fund, the Abergavenny Eisteddfod be abandoned. RADNOR. There is a place-name in Radnorshire which, though only composed of THREE syllables, of THREE letters each, has THREE D's," THREE O's," two L's," and a "W." It is DOL-DOW-LOD. At the monthly meeting of the Radnorshire Edu- cation Committee, held at Llandrindod Wells on Monday, the Chairman (Alderman Rogers) pro- posed that the county join with other counties in promoting the experimental and educational farm in association with Aberystwyth University College, and that £25, the quota payable by the county on Its assessable value, be paid. Mr. John Stephens, New Radnor, seconded, and the motion was unani- mously agreed to. "Gwydderig," Ammanford, is justly considered one of the finest englynion manufacturers going. A friend of his some time ago had the misfortune, when in drink, to break his leg, which had to be cut off. A cork substitute took the natural limb's place, and some time afterwards the victim had the artificial limb broken also. The case demanded a note of sympathy from Gwydderig," and he wrote as follows Toraist un goes oedd naturiawl,—toraist Arall gelfyddydawl Ofer tra 'r pethau yfawl Dy goeso di, gwas y d--l.