Home News. ANGLESEA. For some years past a shortage of water has existed at Holyhead, and the quality has also been the subject of complaint. An agitation has been going on with a view to the buying of the water- works by the town. It has been determined by the Company to improve the supply, and they are now moving to acquire lands and purchase of a large lake known as Llyn Traffvyll, some eight or nine miles from the town. When the lake is acquired the purity of the water will be much enhanced, and the supply will be adequate tor a town of much larger size. The piping will pass through Bodedern, Valley, Caergeili g, and other villages, which will benefit by the new scheme. I BRECON. A suggestion has been made that the freedom of Brecon should be conferred on Alderman Vaughan Morgan, London's Lord Mayor, who is a native of that county. Attention is called to the fact that the History of the Churches of Brecknockshire" is nearly con- cluded and ready for publication. It has been most carefully compiled, and will be found full of interesting details. It will be beautifully illustrated with views of all the churches and of anything of special note to be found in them it will also have reproductions from photographs of nearly all the old inscribed stones in the county, these latter by kind permission of Mr. T. M. Franklen, of St. Hilary, Glamorgan. CARMARTHEN. The county of Carmarthen, and the town of Llanelly in particular, have sustained a great loss by the death at the comparatively early age of 54, of Mr. Gwilym Evans, J.P., of "Quinine Bitters" fame. By the discovery of that well-known medi- cine Mr. Evans made a name and a fortune for himself. He was connected with a large number of local industries, and until his health failed took a very prominent part in the affairs of the county, having been chairman of the County Council and a member of the Education Committee. At one time he was chosen as Liberal candidate for the united boroughs, but retired before the election. CARNARVON. Daily additions are made to the list of patrons of next year's National Eisteddfod at Carnarvon. Among the latest to signify their pleasure to act in that capacity are the Lord Mayors of Liverpool, Cardiff, and York. Mr. R. A. Naylor, the Unionist candidate for the Carnarvon Boroughs, has offered the committee a sum of £30 to cover the amount of the prize to be given in the ladies' choral com- petition. A burning question among Carnarvonshire rate- payers just now is that of providing new county offices. The Save the rates cry has been raised, and one correspondent suggests that the historic Carnarvon Castle should be. adapted, and that the county offices should be placed at one end of the quadrangle and the county asylum the other end. A wag objects to this on the ground that a stranger may walk into the Council chamber some day, and think he is in the other institution. A similar mistake might be made in other places than Car- narvon. Professor Kuno Meyer on Friday night delivered an address to the Kymric Society, Bangor, on Foreign elements in the Welsh language." After pointing out the bearing of language, properly studied, on the political, social, and literary history of a nation, and insisted that it was a better guide in remote periods than either anthropology or archaeology, he dwelt on the backward state of Celtic studies in this country, the cause of which was to be found in the antiquated systems and false methods of teaching and learning largely employed in the British universities. As long as the successful passing of examinations and the obtaining of a degree were considered the chief incentive and main end of study, no genuine scholarship, no advancement of learning, no train- ing of capable teachers was possible.
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GWR yn caru cartref ei hynafiaid ydoedd y diweddar Barch. D. Lloyd Jones, Llandinam. Pan ddaeth Tanycastell, Dolyddelen, i'r farch- nad amser yn ol, fe brynodd y lie ac ar lanerch o flaen y ty fe gododd gofgolofn i'w dad a'i dri ewyrth. A phwy na fuasai yn barod i wneyd yr un peth pe yn meddu tad ac ewyrthod cyffelyb i fechgyn Tanycastell." YN 01 yr arwyddion presenol nid llawer o firi lecsiwn fydd yng Nghymru pan ddaw yr ethol- iad. Dywedir mai mewn dwy yn unig, allan o'r wyth-ar-hugain etholaeth a gynrychiolir yn awr gan Ryddfrydwyr, y mae ymgeisydd Ceidwadol ar y maes. Ond y mae ymgeisydd Rhydd- frydol ar y maes ers misoedd ymhob un o'r chwech etholaeth a gynrychiolir gan Geid- wadwr.
Football Chat. [By PEL DROED,] Saturday's Matches.—The stormy weather greatly interfered with the football matches on Saturday. Cardiff went to Swansea and defeated the "All Whites" by two goals to nil. The match occasioned much interest. The great fault of the Cardiffians has hitherto been incon- sistent play, but of late they seem to be playing a more consistent game. Percy Bush, the Cardiff Captain, was the shining light in the encounter. Newport showed very much im- proved form and easily vanquished Bristol. Penarth, after their previous Saturday's indifferent display against Penygraig, also showed their truer form and defeated the smart Pontypool team. The London Welsh journeyed to Devonport to play the crack Albion team, and were defeated. London Welsh v. Devonport Albion.- The football critic of the Western Morning News (Plymouth), writing in reference to this match, states that the very inclement weather greatly interfered with the proper exposition of the Rugby code, and much of the game's interest was lost in consequence. Of finished play as one has become accustomed to look for at the Rectory field," the critic goes on to remark, there was little or none, and play was almost solely confined to the forwards. The Welshmen were splendidly led by Harding who is still playing as well as ever. The Welsh back played well." Welsh Trial Match.—The chief football attraction in South Wales to-day (Saturday) is the Trial match, Probables v. Possibles, at Cardiff Arms Park, at the conclusion of which the team to represent Wales against New Zealand on December 16th will be definitely picked. In the Probables W. M. Llewellyn (formerly London Welsh) and E. T. Morgan (ditto) figure at three-quarter, and A. F. Harding, J. F. Williams, and J. C. Jenkins (all London Welsh) in the forwards. In the Possibles team Maddocks (London Welsh) appears. It will thus be seen that the London Welsh are well represented. Percy Bush (Cardiff) and R. M. Owen (Swansea) figure at half-back in the Probables side, with Winfield (Cardiff) at full back, and Pritchard (Pontypool), Joseph (Swansea), Travers (Pill), Brown (Cardiff), and the three London Welshmen already alluded to, in the forwards. It ought to prove an interesting struggle, and a capital Welsh side ought to be evolved by the selection committee to meet Seddon's boys." Suits Lost.-It is interesting to note that a Swan- sea tailoring firm offered to present each member of the All Whites" with a suit of clothes should they preserve their ground record by the end of the season. Last Saturday's defeat, however, has" non-suited" the Swansea players. Ping Pong and Marbles-The New Zealand Times, after recording the victorious progress of the New Zealand Football team, sarcastically wonders whether the people of Great Britain can play anything besides ping pong and marbles." Let us hope that the boys of Gwalia will prove to this colonial pressman that in Wales at any rate, they even play better football than they do in New Zealand. WALES V. NEW ZEALAND.—Visitors to Cardiff for above Match should inspect Baker's Grand Show of Birds in Queen Street Arcade. [ADVT.]
MAE Mr. Evan Roberts, y Diwygiwr, wedi dod allan o'i neillduaeth unwaith eto. Ymwel yn awr ag amryw o'r llecedd ym Morganwg y bu yn cynneu tan y Diwygiad ynddynt flwyddyn yn ol. Ar y 4ydd o Ragfyr dechreua ar fis o gen- hadaeth yn Sir Gaernarfon o din nawdd Cyngor yr Eglwysi Rhyddion.
GLAMORGAN. Pathetic scenes were witnessed at the mouth of the Upper Bank Colliery, Llansamlet, near Swan- sea, on Monday, when the mine was suddenly flooded. One hundred and fifty men and boys were in the gravest peril. Eventually, however, all were rescued, though many had miraculous escapes, being swept along the levels by the rush of water. If lectures can do it, the Glamorgan farmer ought soon to be in a position to beat down the most strenuous competition. There is a movement on foot to establish a winter course for farmers at Cardiff University College, and a suggestion has been made that market-day lectures on agriculture should be given at different market towns in the county. The body of the young girl drowned in the canal between Nantgarw and Taffs Well has been recovered. Her name was Catherine Lewis, and she lived at Craig-yr-allt Cottages, Nantgarw. It appears that an effort to rescue her was made by a young man named George Evans, of Glan- yllyn, but he was unable to reach her. Mr. Tom Stephens, the great Rhondda con- ductor, who recently underwent a serious operation at the Cardiff Infirmary, being unable to speak, wrote as follows During my life I have sung a great deal for the public, but far too little in praise of my Master. If my life be spared I shall remedy that and con- secrate my talents to the One who endowed me with them." Mr. T. Jeremiah Williams, of Morriston, has been selected by the Liberal electors of the Gower Division as their candidate at the forthcoming General Election in place of Mr. J. Aeron Thomas, M.P., who is retiring. Two Williamses offered them- selves, and the question of deciding which of the two should be the man was referred to the electors. A test poll was taken, and Mr. Jeremiah Williams received 2,801 votes as against 2,251 given to Mr. J. Jay Williams. MERIONETH. The funeral of the late Rev. D. E. Hughes, curate of Llanfairfechan, and second son of the Rev. W. Hughes, vicar of Llanuwchllyn, took place on Saturday last in Llanuwchllyn Churchyard, with many manifestations of sympathy and sorrow. The burial service was taken by the Rev. the Warden of St. Michael's College, Aberdare, and the Rev. F. P. Watkin Davies, rector of Llanfairfechan. MONMOUTH. The Unionists of North Monmouthshire have invited Mr. W. Lewis, J.P., of Glansychan House, Abersychan, to contest the seat at the next election against Mr. R. McKenna, the present member. Mr. Lewis has not yet consented. William Bevan, an ex-Army man, who killed his unfaithful wife in Newport in September last, was on Monday, at the Monmouth Assizes, found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to penal servitude for life. He broke down several times whilst giving evidence on his own behalf. MONTGOMERY. The Rev. Thomas Davies, Wesleyan minister in the Llanfyllin circuit, died on Saturday evening, aged 38.. A native of Tregeiriog, he completed his college course at Didsbury in 1894, and was honoured by being invited to spend the first three years in the Wesleyan Methodist ministry at Llanrhaidr, his home circuit. Since then he has travelled in Tregarth, Dinas Mawddwy, Portmadoc, and Conway circuits with marked success. In August last he went to Llanfyllin circuit. His widow is a daughter of the late Rev. John Hughes (Glanystwyth). The interment took place at Oswestry on Wednesday.