Home News. I ANGLESEA. The ancient parish church of Llanfaethlu, Angle- sea, is now undergoing restoration and renovation at the sole expense of Lady Reade (of Carreg Lwyd), whose ancestors have been closely associated with the church for many generations. A proposal was made at the Anglesea County Council recently that the travelling expenses be paid of the Council representatives attending com- mittee meetings at the Denbigh Asylum. It was seconded by Mr. W. D. Jones. In the opinion of Captain Laurence Williams the representatives ought to be patriotic enough to pay their own rail- way expenses or resign their seats. He failed to see why the Council should differentiate between one committee and another. Professor Morris Jones, on the other hand, thought that the railway companies should be patriotic enough to allow the committeemen to travel free. He was spending more than he could afford in railway fares. The proposal was ultimately adopted. CARDIGAN. The application of Dr. Bonsall for an increase of salary as medical officer to the Aberystwyth Work- house having been refused' by the Board, he recently sent in a letter resigning his appointment as medical officer for the house, but retaining those of medical officer and vaccination officer for the district. The salary paid for the house duties was ^30 and for the district £ 25, which Dr. Bonsall considered altogether inadequate. CARMARTHEN. Some mystery attends the death of a young collier named David Henry Griffiths, living at Five Roads, near Llanelly, who left home on Monday last and attended the Llangennech Fair in the evening. His subsequent whereabouts were unknown until Thurs- day evening, when he called at his sister's house at Incline Row, Cwmfelin. He immediately became ill and lapsed into unconsciousness. Dr. Johns, Llangennech, and Dr. J. L. Davies, of Llanelly, attended, and lie was removed to the Llanelly Hospital. Ten minutes after his admission he died. The cause of death is a mystery. CARNARVON. A prize of £25 is to be offered at the next Easter Eisteddfod at Carnarvon by Mr. R. A. Naylor, the Unionist candidate for the Carnarvon Boroughs, for a Welsh National Anthem, with Welsh and English words. The sentiments to be expressed are those of love of country, of brotherhood, and of loyalty to the Throne. Competitors must either be of Welsh nationality or resident in the Principality. DENBIGH. The thirty-three applications for the Town Clerk- ship of Wrexham, which has been held for a quarter of a century by Mr. Thomas Bury, have been reduced to four, viz., Mr. Lawson Taylor, Deputy Town Clerk of Burnley; Mr. Alfred Wickham, Assistant Town Clerk of West Bromwich Mr. F. R. Duxbury, Assistant Town Clerk of Eccles and Mr. A. H. Redfern, managing clerk for Messrs. Iveson and Macaulay, solicitors, Liversedge. GLAMORGAN. At the South Wales and Monmouthshire Tonic Sol-fa Association's Annual Conference on Satur- day at Mountain Ash, Mr. D. W. Lewis presiding, steps were taken to arrange, in conjunction with the North Wales Association, the establishment of scholarships in music in recognition of the services of Mr. Eleazer Roberts, of Liverpool, on behalf of tonic sol-fa. Mr. C. W. Hedden, a senior assistant in the reference department of the Cardiff Central Library, has just been appointed librarian of one of the new Carnegie District Libraries in Glasgow. Mr. Hedden has been connected with the Cardiff Libraries since 1891, and he will take with him to his new sphere of work the good wishes of a large circle of friends. Mr. Arthur Evans, one of the teachers at the Barry schools, in the course of an article in ■*
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Football Chat., [By PEL DROED.] Saturday's Football.-A feature of Welsh football clubs this season is inconsistent play. Three weeks ago the Cardiff team decisively beat Newport; on the following Saturday they vanquished Swansea: on Saturday last they went to Gloucester, and after an exceedingly slipshod display managed to effect a draw, one try each! Newport performed indifferently against Blackheath on Saturday week, but on Saturday last they easily defeated Llanelly, who are a very strong team this season. Newport won by 3 goals (14 points) to 5. Swansea just managed to beat Bristol at St. Helens by 2 tries to a goal. The Bristolians are a much- improved team this season. London Welsh achieved their fourth win by defeating Catford by 15 points to 6. It is evident that the London Welsh are a good lot this season. Their first real test, however, will be on November 13th, when they meet Swansea on the Essex County Ground, at Leyton. A big "gate" is con- fidently anticipated. These visits of the crack Welsh teams are far too few, and it would be a good thing for London Welshmen and Londoners also could they see a little more of the best Welsh football. We understand the New Zealand team have been invited, and will be present to view the game. The New Zealanders.- The exploits of the All Blacks continue to be the leading topic of conversation in Welsh football circles. I am informed that applications for seats to witness the match between our doughty visitors and Wales, on Dec. 13th, continue to pour in, and a large number have already had to be refused. Much speculation exists as to the probable composition of the Welsh team. It is pretty generally agreed that R. Owen (Swansea) and Percy Bush (Cardiff) will be the half backs, and Winfield (Cardiff) full back. Admirers of E. T. Morgan (late London Welsh) are also hoping that he may be prevailed upon to train himself for this great match, and play as one of the three-quarters. E. T. Morgan has played ex- cellent games for Wales in past seasons. Gordon (Swansea) and Ralph Thomas (Cardiff) are also strong favourites for positions in the three- quarter line. A few weeks ago, Welshmen were hopeful that Cambria would beat the New Zealanders, but there is very little of such confidence at present. For example, the New Zealanders defeated Gloucester by 44 points, and Gloucester drew with Cardiff! Whilst Swansea only just managed to defeat Bristol, the latter were severely trounced by the Colonials. We trust our team will enter into the struggle with the firm determination of emerging victors. Optimism is a sine qua non for the would-be successful football team, and we have no doubt the Welsh contingent will be thoroughly im- pregnated with that all-important commodity. Granted that we ought to be able to put up a very stiff game for the All Blacks, even if we cannot vanquish them. Minister on Football. — A recent sermon delivered to young people at Park Congregational Church, Llanelly, by the Rev. Iona Williams, has created much comment and interest. Mr. Williams said, if they expected him to curse football they would be disappointed. He owed too much to the game. For five years he played football two or three times a week, and he felt nothing but gratitude when he thought of all it had done for him. But he thought there was a most pernicious confusion of ideas abroad to-day with regard to the game. It was talked about everywhere It was estimated that in thirty important matches on a recent Saturday there were one hundred spectators for every one player. He (the speaker) would have every young man play football for himself during the years of his physical growth. He could not think of anything better than football as an exercise, but there was nothing more harmful to the physique of the nation than this looking on. People now lounged about reading the exploits ef cricketers, never learning to handle a bat.
Ysbryd yr Oes," holds that no teacher should be entrusted with the teaching of Welsh who has not a thorough knowledge of the language. The result of allowing incompetent teachers to undertake the lessons poisons the mind of the child and leads him to hate the language he should love. He urges the Cardiff Committee to see that their Welsh teachers have efficient knowledge of the language, and he does not despair of seeing the majority of Cardiff people able to converse in the language of Gwalia. MERIONETH. The monthly meeting of the Dolgelley Board of Guardians was held on Saturday, Mr. Hugh Evans (Barmouth) presiding. The questjon of the high sum paid to union medical men for what is termed expensive medicine for paupers was again discussed. At a previous meeting it was shown that the ex- penditure on expensive medicine in the Dolgelley Union amounted to £92 10S., or 3s. 1 id. per pauper, whereas in nearly all the other unions in North Wales the expenditure was under 8d. per pauper. The Committee now recommended that the sum of 8d. per pauper be allowed to the medical officers for expensive medicines, this sum to be added to their salary, according to the number of paupers in their respective districts. Eventually it was decided to invite the medical men to meet the Committee, with a view of arriving at a fixed fee. MONMOUTH.! Newport Free Church Council took a new de- parture on Monday evening, when, on the invitation of Mr. Alexander Taylor, the president, 20 dele- gates from the Newport Trades Council met members of the Free Church Council at dinner at the Shaftesbury Cafe. Mr. Taylor remarked that he did not see why there should not be a better understanding between the Free Churches Council and the Trades Council. The churches, he thought, ought to identify themselves more definitely with the needs and interests of the people, with the housing and other questions, and with the pro- motion of more harmonious relations between capital and labour. The Trades Council delegates agreed, and promised to convey the views of the Free Churches to their Council. MONTGOMERY. Mr. Hugh Lewis, one of the Progressive leaders on the Montgomeryshire County Council, has just received from Mr. Herbert Roberts, M.P., the chairman of the Finance Committee of the Welsh Campaign Council, the following letter :— Bryngwenallt, Abergele, October 28, 1905. Dear Mr. Hugh Lewis,—I gather from certain statements which have appeared in the press that the opinion has been expressed that there will be a deficiency in the supply of coal to the Council schools in Montgomeryshire during the winter months. I understand that, as chairman of the Campaign Committee in your county, you have already given an assurance upon this point; but in order to make it absolutely clear that the children of these schools will not, under any circumstances which may arise, suffer from lack of warmth, may I ask you to make it known that, to meet any deficiency of fuel for these schools, your assurance will have behind it the guarantee of the Central Fund ? In the heat of political controversy it is perhaps inevitable that statements based upon inaccurate information should be made, but I am sure that there would be general agreement as to the necessity of cancelling without delay a false impres- sion upon a matter affecting the health and comfort of the children attending the schools referred to.- Believe me, &c., "HERBERT ROBERTS."