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Home News. CARDIGAN. A bazaar was opened at the Coliseum, Aber- ystwyth, on Wednesday, by Mr. David Davies, Llandinam, in aid of the Tabernacle Welsh Cal- vinistic Methodist Chapel. The Church, which is the oldest Nonconformist body in the town, dating back to 1785, recently incurred a liability of £3,000 in the building of a fine new organ and the renova- tion of the chapel, and the bazaar was organised with the view of wiping off this debt. Mr. Davies was accompanied by his mother and sister. The bazaar was continued on Thursday, on which day it was opened by Mrs. Edward Roberts, Man- chester, wife of the High Sheriff of Cardiganshire. CARNARVON. In addition to Dr. John Williams and Dr. Robert Parry, both of Carnarvon, the Lord Lieutenant of Carnarvonshire has nominated Mr. C. G. Assheton Smith and Mr. Ernest Neele (chief manager of the Dinorwic Quarries) to be placed on the commission of the peace for the county of Carnarvon. At the last meeting of the Council of the Bangor University College the following resolution was unanimously passed :—" The Council has heard with profound regret of the death of Colonel the Honourable W. E. Sackville West, who was one of the original members of the Council, and for eight years its chairman. It recalls with admiration the marked business capacity, the courtesy and high sense of duty and the sound judgment and strict impartiality which, animated by a warm devotion to the interests of the College, enabled him to render to the institution, in the early days of its existence, services which can never be forgotten. They desire at the same time to tender to the members of his bereaved family an expression of their deep and respectful sympathy. DENBIGH. The following have been added to the commission of the peace for Denbighshire :—Messrs. W. C. Jones, Llannerch Park, St. Asaph A. L. Duncan, Trevalyn, Rossett; G. Robertson Sandbach, Stone- leigh, Rossett; and Major George H. F. Robertson, Gladwyn, Wrexham. MERIONETH. Captain David William Kirkby, whose death is announced, was the owner of the Maesyneuadd, Talsarnau, and Llanfedigaid estates in Merioneth- shire. He was a descendant of one of the oldest Welsh families and traced his descent to Osborn Wgdded, who settled in Wales in the thirteenth century. He was a fine sportsman, and hunted the Cornwall Hounds. He took no active part in politics or county matters, but was a staunch Churchman and Conservative. MONMOUTH. Mr. J. E. Southall, of Newport, the Welsh pub- lisher, has just added another (writes a Welsh cor- respondent) to the many services he has already rendered to the cause of Welsh teaching in Welsh day schools. In view of the Glamorgan County Council's decision that Welsh should be taught in their schools and their recommendation of the use of Welsh mottoes and proverbs, he is issuing a series of twenty-two Welsh mottoes in decorative and coloured designs, suitable for being hung as pictures on the school walls. Underneath the Welsh words is an English translation. One could hardly think of a happier or less ostentatious way of exciting the interest of school children in the native language, and in giving those unfamiliar with it a rough idea of its qualities. Welsh is par- ticularly rich in pungent and happily expressed proverbs, and any boy, whether Welsh or English, who learnt them would have distinctly enriched his mind in the process. In his selected texts Mr. Southall has included most of the greater proverbs, but one cannot help noticing the absence of such a robust national sentiment as Trech gwlad nag arglwydd." MONTGOMERY. The late Dowager Lady Williams Wynn, it appears, has by her will made provision for the establishment of a charity by which the poor of the Llangedwyn district will benefit for, it is hoped, all time. The late dowager also bequeathed a year's wages to each and all of her servants, with special bequests in addition to those who spent many years in her service.




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