Home News. CARNARVON. In response to representations by the Railway Facilities Committee of the Llandudno Urban District Council, the London and North-Western Railway Company have arranged to grant tickets to a dozen places of interest in North Wales from Llandudno at cheap fares on Mondays as well as Wednesdays and Saturdays. The tickets for the outward journey are available by one or more con- venient trains which are specified, and holders of the tickets may return by any train. These tickets will, no doubt, be very largely used by visitors in the spring and early summer, before the usual summer facilities are put into operation. It would be an improvement to issue the tickets for Bettws-y-Coed and Llanrwst by the 9.30 a.m. train instead of the 8.15, the latter being rather early for holiday-makers. Mr. T. Westlake-Morgan, organist of Bangor Cathedral, has this week been the recipient of an illuminated address, signed by the senior resi- dentiary canon (Archdeacon Williams), the two minor canons, six lay clerks, twelve choristers, vergers, and other officials of Bangor Cathedral. The presentation took the form of a surprise packet. the well-known organist being greatly astonished one evening to find the Cathedral practice- room invaded for the purpose by this influential deputation. The proceedings were of a very cordial nature, the address concluding with the sincere wish that Mr. Westlake-Morgan might continue long as organist and master of the choristers, which ancient and honourable post he fills with such conspicuous ability, affording to all cultured lovers of church music genuine delight. DENBIGH. Early on Thursday morning Mr. J. Hughes, jun., Yew Tree Farm, Rossett, discovered a man lying dead on the footpath at Marford. The body has been identified as that of John Davies, painter, aged 59 years, who is said to be a native of Chester. GLAMORGAN. A London weekly paper the other day referred to the member for Mid-Glamorgan as Sir" S. T. Evans. Is this a case of intelligent anticipation ? A middle-aged woman, Mrs. Mary Macdonald, wife of Mr. Alexander Macdonald, i, Pedwranfach, Lower High Street, Merthyr, met with a shocking death on Monday evening. She was proceeding up Picton Street when a Great Western Railway goods dray was coming out of an entry. She was knocked down and the front wheel passed over her chesty inflicting terrible injuries. She was dead when picked up, and the body was conveyed by the police ambulance to her home. The driver, who was leading the horse out, heard a shout but could do nothing to prevent the accident. At Pwllgwaun, Pontypridd, on Monday night Sir Alfred Thomas, M.P., referring to secular instruction in schools, said he did not agree with the teaching of religion in State-aided schools. He was going somewhat before his friends, perhaps, in this direction, but he held that the State had nothing to do with the religion of any person. Some had been speaking very freely about his declaration. There was a Scriptural quotation, Woe unto him of whom everyone speaks well." Well, he had got out of the woe, at any rate. It was quite indifferent to him what persons thought of him so long as he believed himself to be right. He had one great objection—the teaching of religion in State-aided schools by Agnostics, and in one instance he knew it had been done. The Rev. Wm. Saunders moved, at a meeting on Tuesday of the Glamorgan Education Com- mittee, that a committee be appointed to consider the advisability of delegating greater powers to local groups of managers of Council Schools. He thought the appointment of teachers and the dealing with many details that at present burdened the Central Committee could be dealt with advan- tageously by the local groups who at present occupied a farcical position, having no control over the teachers. If they adopted his suggestion the schools would be more efficient and would be
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Football Chat. fBy PEL DROED.] London Welsh in Form.—The London Welsh were in rare fettle last Saturday when they defeated Guy's Hospital by 5 goals (one penalty), 5 tries, or 38 points to nil! The London Welsh were infinitely superior to their opponents in every department. Harding scored thrice, Maddocks thrice, and David and Williams once. Harding kicked the penalty goal, and the con- version of the tries was the joint work of Harding and Lewis. Bravo, London Welsh! You did right well. Keep up that form and you will be good enough for any company. Matches in Wales.-Cardiff defeated Bristol on the same day by 30 points to I I; Swansea drew with Llanelly, a try each Newport defeated Gloucester by 9 points to 5. Of the three matches, the toughest struggle was between Swansea and Llanelly. The latter side have much improved lately, and on the day's form were quite equal to the All Whites. Bristol gave Cardiff a very good game, their forwards were better than those of the Cardiffians, but their backs were inferior. Wales v. Scotland.-These notes are being written on Tuesday night, and as the Welsh side to meet Scotland is not to be picked until the following evening, I am not able to offer any opinion as to the composition of the same. There seems to be a very general impression, however, that Percy Bush, the Cardiff captain, will not be picked, and that Gibbs (Cardiff) will be selected in his place. Of the two players, Gibbs is certainly the most consistent. Some followers of the game are also doubtful as to whether Maddocks of the London Welsh will be selected. It is true that Cecil Biggs, of Cardiff, whom rumour credits with supplanting p n him, is a little faster than the London Welsh- man, but after Maddocks' very good display against England, it would be exceedingly hard lines were he not picked against Scotland. Wales v. New Zealand.-I understand that a well-known firm of London watchmakers have decided to present each member of the Welsh team that beat New Zealand with a silver lever watch. The Late Mr. Harry Girling.-The estate of Mr. Harry Girling, who, in his day, was con- sidered one of the best Rugby forwards that Wales ever had, and who also, at one time, captained the Cardiff team, has been proved at £ 1,J°9 19S. Mr. Girling died in Algeria on October 28th last, at the age of 45. Welsh Association Cup.—To-day's (Saturday) ties in the Welsh Association Cup are arousing keen interest. They are as follows Wrexham v. Broughton United. Wellington v. Rhyl. Chirk v. Oswestry. Treharris v. Shrewsbury or Whitchurch. All of the above clubs have held the trophy with the exception of Treharris, Broughton United, Rhyl, and Whitchurch. Wrexham have been doing so well in the Birmingham League this season that it looks as if they will prove winners of the Cup this time again, but Treharris are also determined to strain every nerve towards securing the honour. The Cup has never yet been won by a South Wales team with the exception of Aberystwyth, but even the latter club is a Mid-Wales team from a football point of view.
Wyddoch chi be roddodd ddechreuad i'r ym- adrodd "cicio'r bwced?" Wei, fel hyn y bu. Yn y dyddiau dedwydd hynny gynt pan oedd Bess yn teyrnasu aeth crydd o'r enw Hawkins, mewn trefn i rwymo cortyn am ei wddw i grogi ei hunan, ar ben bwced, ac wedi llwyddo i wneyd hynny ciciodd y bwced i ffwrdd nes yr hongiai gerfydd ei wddf rhwng nenfwd a llawr. Dyna roes fod i'r ymadrodd.
worked more economically. As an instance of the latter statement, he said at Ogmore alterations cost r k20 per head as compared with £ 7 per head under the old authority. They also paid very much more for water, and in other ways money was spent to a larger extent than would be the case if the local managers had more power. At present teachers took no notice of the orders of the managers, who they knew had no power over them. Alderman Llewellyn, in seconding, said it was an insane thing that the members of the committee should have to come three or four times a week to Cardiff to deal with matters of detail that could be better attended to by the local groups of managers. The motion was passed. MERIONETH. The Rev. Edmund Thomas Watts died on Satur- day morning at his residence, Henfaes, near Dol- gelley, aged 77. Mr. Watts for a number of years held the living of Bryncoedivor. Relinquishing the living on being appointed inspector of schools, he removed to Criccieth, where he remained during the time he held the inspectorship. He returned to Henfaes about 25 years ago. He was identified with ecclesiastical work in the neighbouring parishes as a zealous Churchman, and was held in very high respect by all classes. MONMOUTH. At the recent Metropolitan examinations at the Royal Academy of Music, Miss Beryl Ferguson, Llanayo, Usk (pupil of Mr. A. W. Bartholomew, Newport), obtained the highest L.R.A.M. violin diploma, Class A. If any Die Shon Dafydd hugs the delusion that the people of South Monmouthshire have forgotten the land and language of their fathers, let him attend a few meetings in the present political campaign in the constituency. Colonel Ivor Herbert, the Liberal candidate, himself a fluent Welsh speaker, calls out all the latent Welsh patriotism of his supporters, and encourages every- thing that he deems racy of the soil. At Abercarn Hen Wlad fy Nhadau" was sung by the audience with a tervour that can be commanded only by Welshmen, and so catching was the enthusiasm that when the last note of the anthem was sounded by the soloist Colonel Herbert jumped to his feet and led the chorus as if he had been a musical conductor all his lifetime. MONTGOMERY. At a meeting of the Montgomeryshire County Council held on Monday, Captain Mytton pre- siding, Mr. Richard Jones moved :—"That the Council delegate to the Education Committee all powers under the Act except the power of raising a rate or borrowing money, and the powers of the Council under section 18 (c., d.) of the Act and the power of making orders upon the county treasurer for the payment of money. Provided that the Education Committee submit annually to the Finance Committee of the Council an estimate of their receipts and expenditure for the ensuing year on or before such date as the Finance Committee may from time to time appoint. That the Com- mittee from time to time present to the Council reports of their proceedings." PEMBROKE. At the Pembrokeshire Assizes on Saturday, before the Lord Chief Justice, George F. Collins, auctioneer, Narberth, sought to recover damages for alleged libel from Mr. Thomas Ford, merchant, Pembroke Mills. Mr. Abel Thomas, K.C., M.P., and Mr. Marlay Samson (instructed by Messrs. Stokes and Stokes, Tenby), appeared for plaintiff, and Mr. Ivor Bowen (instructed by Mr. R. G. Gilbertson, Pembroke), for defendant. The alleged libel was founded upon a letter which defendant sent to the Board of Trade, in which he alleged that plaintiff, who was acting as auctioneer in the administration of the affairs of John Shears, a bankrupt, had passed over certain goods, and sold others below their proper value. The jury found that the defendant wrote the letter believing it to be true, but it had not been borne out by the evidence it was, however, a privileged communica- tion, and written without motive. Judgment was given for the defendant with costs. RADNOR. The new member for Denbigh Boroughs, Mr. Clement Edwards, barrister, is a native of Knighton, Radnorshire, and had to begin earning his bread at the age of 14. As a boy he worked on the land, but in 1889 he was helping the London dockers in their famous strike. Subsequently he became a journalist, and when Mr. T. P. O'Connor founded the Sun, he was chosen to be Labour Editor of that paper. He has written much on economical and educational questions.