Home News. ANGLESEA The remainder of the personal effects of the late Marquis of Anglesey, which include a large quantity of valuable furs, will be shortly sold by auction at Llandudno. The other day at Holyhead, whilst the dredger Pick-me-up was carrying on operations in the harbour a soldier's coat was picked up, with four medals attached. The medals were—i, South Africa, 1901-2 2, distinguished conduct in the field; 3, Transvaal three clasps (Dreifontein, Paardeberg, Cape Colony) 4, Hazara, 1891. BRECON. On Friday a beautiful memorial brass tablet was erected in the Priory Church, Brecon, to the memory of the late Sergeant H. Hook, V.C., one of the gallant 24th (South Wales Borderers), who defended Rorke's Dritt against Cetewayo's hosts in the year 1879. The tablet is affixed to the north chancel wall, and bears the appended inscription —" To the glory of God, and in memory of Ser- geant H. Hook, V.C., 24th Regiment, who died 12th March, 1905. This brass is erected by officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of his regiment, in memory of his distinguished gallantry at the defence of Rorke's Drift, 22nd January, 1879, for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross." Enclosing the inscription is a very neat oak-leaf border, and on each side of the hero's name the artist has very appropriately introduced Zulu shields and assegais, the other weapons which Hook and his comrades had to contend against in defending the wounded in the burning hospital at Rorke's Drift. Surmounting the inscription is the crest of the regiment—the sphinx and the dragon--together with the wreath of immortelles (awarded to the gallant 24th) surmounted by the Imperial Crown. CARDIGAN. Secondary and Grammar Schools used to flourish in Cardiganshire two centuries ago, and that accounts for the fact that the county has been a nursery of clergymen, ministers, and schoolmasters. It used to be a common thing early in the nine- teenth century to meet men working upon the roads who could repeat passages from Horace or Homer. Rev. David Glyn Davies, of Glynneath, the chairman of the Glamorganshire Congregational Association, is a native of Newcastle Emlyn, his parents being members of the Established Church. Their two sons, however, became Congregational ministers. When 13 years of age Mr. Davies became a member of Salem, Penboyr, and when 15 he commenced to preach, and received his education with the late Rev. Owen Evans, of Cefncoed-y-Cymmer, near Merthyr, at the close of which he entered the Brecon Memorial College in 1857. He has since been in the ministry at Risca for some 13 years, and since then for the past 30 years at Glynneath. CARMARTHEN. Miss Margaret Rosier, Ph.D., an Austrian lady, has come to Carmarthen to learn Welsh. She is being privately coached by the Rev. J. B. Thomas, Old College School. The Bishop of St. David's and Mrs. Owen hope to return from Switzerland to Middleton Hall on Friday, September i. Their return has had to be postponed owing to the illness of Mrs. Owen, who is now convalescent. Earl Cawdor, First Lord of the Admiralty, authorises the announcement that there is no truth in a report that he will resign his office if his health does not improve. His Lordship is now much better than he was some weeks ago. CARNARVON. Lord and Lady Penrhyn have arrived at Penrhyn Castle, Bangor. They will next week have a large party at Glyn Conway to drive the extensive moors on his Lordship's estate in Carnarvonshire and Denbighshire. Mr. E. Alfred Jones, of London, who is now staying at Portmadoc, is preparing an article on "The Civic Plate and Regalia of the Welsh Boroughs for Y Cymrodor," and another upon
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THE TONIC .sOL=FA COLLEGE. Welsh Prize Winners. The thirtieth yearly vacation course, held at the Tonic Sol-fa College, London, closed on Wednesday, the 16th inst, and the following Welsh students received prizes and certificates Miss Maggie Griffiths, Gaerwen, Anglesey Messrs. Thomas Griffiths, Aberfan; Morgan Rees, Y stradgynlais; W. Davies, Deganwy > D. de Lloyd, B.A., Mus. Bac., Aberystwyth; W. George, Merthyr; D. W. Roberts, Gwaun- caegurwen. In closing the session, Mr. Curwen remarked on the increasing number of students, which was no doubt due to the practical nature of the course, the training in conducting the choir and orchestra, and in class teaching, the practice in voice and ear and in composition.
Football Chat. [By PEL DROED.] Indications go to show that interest in foot- ball is as great as ever, and an interesting season is anticipated. The London Welsh F.C. have arranged one fixture with Cardiff and one with Newport. The former will be played just before Christmas and the other on March 31st-both in Wales. Mr. Percy Bush has been elected captain of the Cardiff club. He plays a clever game at half-back, and greatly distinguished himself in Australia whilst playing with the British Football Club. Representatives of the Northern Union pro- fessional Rugby clubs have been visiting South Wales lately, with the view of inducing prominent local players to "go North," but their efforts were not very successful. It is stated that Dan Rees, the famous Swansea three-quarter, was offered as much as £300 in hard cash, with a guaranteed situation at a good weekly salary, but he refused. The only "capture" of any note was Jim Davies, a very smart Swansea player. The New Zealand team are shortly due in Great Britain. Amongst their fixtures are a match in December with the Welsh team. Roose, who played in goal for Everton last season, has joined the Stoke team, for whom he has played in several past seasons. Aberystwyth hope to have a strong Association club this season. The Welsh Association have a balance of £449 17s. 4d. in hand. Mr. S. D. Edisbury, of Wrexham, has been reelected president. Wrexham, the best Association club in Wales, are playing in the Birmingham League this season. This is a decided step forward for this promising organisation. A rising Rugby team is that of Pontypool. It was particularly strong last season, and some of its performances fully entitled it to the descrip- tion of a first-class club. The club does not, however, figure on the fixture lists of the leading Welsh teams. Willie Arnold, who played so brilliantly for the Swansea team up to the period of his unfor- tunate injury last season, is now quite fit again, and if he is successful in obtaining a post at Newport for which he is applying, his inclusion in the Usksiders' team is a certainty. Willie Llewellyn, the Welsh International skipper, and ex-London Welsh, is likely to play for Newport this season again.
the coats of arms. Mr. Jones also proposes to bring out shortly an illustrated book on the Church plate of the diocese of Bangor. The electrification of Snowdonia is proceeding apace. The great power station near Llyn Llydaw is almost completed, and a network of electric cables is being laid over the mountains. The work- men are encamped in tents on the slopes of the Snowdon range. It is proposed to work some of the Festiniog slate quarries by electric power generated on Snowdon, and the first experiments will be made at the Rhiwbach and Oakeley quarries. DENBIGH. Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart., the Master of the Wynnstay Hunt, has had built a motor van for the purpose of conveying the hounds to the more distant meets in Cheshire and Shropshire. Hitherto the hounds have been sent by a special railway coach or taken on overnight. Last week the whole of the men employed at New Broughton Colliery, near Wrexham, came out on strike. A new seam of coal was recently opened, and a new system of working was inaugurated. The men alleged their inability to make a living wage under these new arrangements, and gave in their notices. The management agreed to withdraw the new system of working, but refused to accede to the men's demand for an increase in the tonnage price. The men accordingly came out on strike. GLAMORGAN. Since Mr. Keir Hardie (says the Western Mail) has been seen wearing sandals Mr. W. T. Stead has taken to calling him a prophet. An accident happened at No. 3 new sinking pit of the Powell Duffryn Colliery, New Tredegar, on Saturday, resulting in the death of Fred Clarke and injury to Thomas Layman, both sinkers. The annual report of the Committee of the Welsh Museum, at Cardinf, just published, records some important acquisitions, and mentions that £ 700 has been expended for specimens alone. At a meeting of Liberal delegates representing the Gower division of Glamorganshire, on Saturday, it was decided to resuscitate the Liberal Associa- tion and to take steps to select a candidate to contest the seat at the forthcoming General Election, Mr. J. Aeron Thomas, the present member, having decided to retire from the repre- sentation of the constituency. MERIONETH. At a meeting of the Merionethshire Campaign Committee on Thursday at Bala, a unanimous hope was expressed that the Education Committee would relax no effort in their fight against the Board of Education. The committee were thoroughly satis- fied with the reports as to the progress of collections towards the campaign fund in support of the Welsh revolt. MONMOUTH. A new way of enticing the public to a meeting has been adopted at Newport. On the invitation to a meeting held on Monday there was this foot- note Subscriptions and donations will not be asked for at this meeting." The "not" was emphasised by a heavy underline. The Court Circular states that before leaving Cowes, his Majesty decorated Miss F. Addams Williams, matron of the Netley Hospital, with the Royal Red Cross. Miss Williams is a native of Monmouth, and a daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Addams Williams, who for many years occupied the town clerkship of Monmouth. It will be remembered that Miss Williams did splendid and most important work in South Africa during the war, and the recognition she has now obtained of her ability and prominence in her profession will be specially gratifying to her many Welsh friends. MONTGOMERY. Mr. Humphreys Owen, M.P., who some time ago had a severe fall, has recovered much of his strength since the accident, though the doctors have insisted on his abstaining from work for some little time longer. PEMBROKE. Mr. Evan Herbert, a student at Trevecca College, has accepted the call which was given him by the Calvinistic Methodist Churches at Solva. Mr. Henry Allen, K.C., of Cresselly, ex-M.P. for Pembroke County, is in his ninetieth year, but as hale and hearty as ever, so Sir Owen Scourfield told a sympathetic audience the other day. RADNOR. Mr. Gilbert (son of Mr. Reginald Gilbert, Glanwye, near Builth Wells) caught a pike weighing 141b. on Thursday last. Inside it was a 2lb. chub.