Home News. ANGLESEA. A large number of vessels put into Holyhead Harbour of Refuge during the gale of Saturday and Sunday. Several of the sailing ships in the harbour have been there since the first week in December the continued storms have prevented them from proceeding to their destinations. The Rev. T. Edwin Jones, M.A., vicar of St. Mary's, Bangor, has accepted the living of Holyhead) which is in the gift of the Principal and Fellows of Jesus College, Oxford. He is an earnest advocate of Disestablishment, and a few years ago published in his parish magazine a scheme for the Disestab- lishment of the Church. BRECON. A Gas Bill for Llandrindod is being promoted b and will come forward in the next Session of Parliament. Local opinion on the subject is some- what divided. Mr. Sidney Robinson, M.P. for Breconshire, visited Builth Wells on Monday, and was heartily received by the townspeople. He was met by a representation of Liberals, consisting of Alderman John Pierce and Messrs. A. P. Morgan, Herbert Lloyd, G. E. Sayce, and Walter Evans, who subse- quently introduced the hon. member to many farmers and townspeople. CARDIGAN At an early hour on Monday morning a fire broke out on the premises occupied by Lewis Jones, tailor, Llanbadarn, Aberystwyth. The fire spread to the shop and speedily destroyed the stock of cloth, etc. Information was conveyed to Aber- ystwyth, and the fire brigade was quickly on the spot, and their operations checked the spread of the fire. At a meeting of the Aberystwyth Board of Guardians, on Monday, a letter was read from Dr. Price Thomas resigning his post as temporary medical officer of the workhouse. The Clerk reported that he had received no further communi- cation from the Local Government Board in reference to the position of Dr. Bonsall, who, having resigned the medical officership of the workhouse, declined to give up also the post of district medical officer and vaccination officer. The Guardians maintain that, having resigned the one, he should also relinquish the other two, inasmuch as the three posts were included in one appoint- ment. CARMARTHEN. Llanelly folks are noted for many things. Their latest is a revised version of Sospan Fach" :— Mae'r Tories i gyd wedi scwto, A Balfour ei hun wedi myn'd Does'neb ar y ddaear yn lleisio Fel pe wedi colli unrhyw ffrynd. v- CARNARVON. Letters of administration have been granted to the three elder nephews of the late Mr. Robert Davies, Bodlondeb, Bangor, the famous Welsh philanthropist, the gentlemen referred to being the sons of Mr. Richard Davies, brother of the late Mr. Robert Davies. The estate has heen sworn at £ 420,000. Mr. Davies died without making a will. The administrators are Messrs. J. R. Davies, H. R. Davies, and E. L. Davies. DENBIGH. It has been decided to make an appeal for 'con- tributions to a fund for the purpose of perpetuating the memory of Morgan Llwyd o Wynedd, the Welsh Nonconformist Puritan mystic, as a thank- offering for the great religious revival with which Wales has been blessed during the recent months. Mr. Alderman Simon Jones, of Wrexham, has been appointed treasurer to the fund, and the Rev. Peris Williams, of Wrexham, secretary. On Sunday there was a terrible accident at the Brymbo Steelworks, near Wrexham, which resulted in the death of a foreman pitman, named John Jones, thirty-seven years of age. It appears that Jones had the charge of a locomotive travelling crane, and was using it for the purpose of moving a large piece of iron. By some means the crane overturned and Jones was found partly pinned beneath the boiler, the hot water from which was pouring over him, causing terrible scalding. He died in Wrexham Infirmary at four o'clock on Sunday afternoon. FLINT. John Trueman, of Holywell, was carting the county weights (used by the police for testing pur- poses) from Mostyn to Holywell on Friday, when he accidentally fell under the wheels of the lurry, which went over him, fracturing one of his legs. The lurry weighed about a ton and the weights another ton. GLAMORGAN. The efforts to extinguish the fire which followed the disastrous explosion in March last in No. i Pit of the Cambrian Collieries, Clydach Vale, have at length been crowned with success, and it is hoped that a large number of men will again soon find employment in this seam. Mr. Henry Davies, county mining lecturer for Glamorgan, is about to publish, through the Educa- tional Publishing Company of Merthyr, his popular lectures on Colliery Accidents their Cause and Prevention." The work will be in the market by the middle of the present month. Principal Griffiths, of Cardiff University College, speaking on Saturday, said it was his determination to have in South Wales the leading school of mines in the world. Sir William Thomas Lewis had told him that if the workmen would move the royalty owners would do their share, and the colliery owners had told him the same. He wanted to see not only a great school of mining in South Wales, but a school of research also, which would be the means of increasing the safety and comfort of the men and increasing the profits of the owners. Speaking at Abercynon on Monday, Sir Alfred Thomas said he was fully satisfied with the Premier's assurances on the question of Welsh Disestablish- ment. As to what he would consider a reasonable time for the introduction of such a measure, Sir Alfred said not sooner than the second nor later than the third Session of the new Parliament. In view of the gigantic Government majority he dis- counted the effect of opposition by the House of Lords, Mr. Gladstone having carried Irish Dis- establishment with a smaller majority than Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's. A new English Baptist Chapel was opened on Monday afternoon at Maesycwmmer by the Rev. D. J. Hiley, Bristol. Prayers were offered by the Rev. T. Batstone, of Raglan, and hymns appropriate to the occasion were sung, Miss M. Cross being the organist. Mr. Hiley delivered a striking sermon. Other ministers present were the pastor of the new chapel, the Rev. Ambrose Lewis, and Revs. A. S. Evans (Blackwood), E. George (Argoed), T. J. Hughes (Maesycwmmer), H. Abraham (Newport), D. B. Jones (Caerleon), Owen (Pontypool), D. F. Walters (Bargoed), and I). Llew Morris ("Ogwy") Pengam. b The Deputy Coroner (Mr. Edward Powell), held an inquest at Neath on Monday on the body of James Southwood Thomas, collier, of Neath Road, Briton Ferry, who was found fearfully mutilated near the Jersey Marine Station, on the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway, on Sunday morning. The inquest was adjournedtill 9 o'clock on Tuesday morning, as there was a lack of necessary evidence. A doubt arose as to whether the man had been knocked down by the engine or had fallen from a carriage. Most of the engines had been examined, but no trace of blood was found on them. Mr. Powell ordered Dr. Jones, of Skewen, to make an examination of the body. MONTGOMERY. A meeting of both the county and borough Con- servative associations of Montgomeryshire was held at Welshpool on Monday, when the position of the party was discussed. Mr. J. Lomax presided. On the motion of Colonel Pryce-Jones, seconded by Mr. A. Williams Wynne, a vote of thanks was accorded to Major R. Williams Wynne, the former candidate for the county, for his services to the party, and also to Mr. C. E. Howell and the Misses Howell, of Rhiewport, for their generous donations to the funds of the party. PEMBROKE. Mrs. George Vaughan, Military Road, Pembroke Dock, who gave birth to triplets on the 20th ult., has received through the Rev. Silas T. Phillips, B.D., Vicar of Pembroke Dock, a King's bounty of £ 2. In consequence of fresh northerly wind prevailing in the Channel four large steamers, homeward bound, had to put into Milford Haven for coals on Sunday, the largest of which was the s.s. Menpthah," from Alexandria for Liverpool, which had on board a number of passengers. At Tenby Police Court on Monday the Mayor (Mr. Councillor George Thomas), on behalf of the inhabitants of the town, presented Police-Sergeant Hart, upon his retirement, with a purse of £ 26 10s. as a mark of their esteem, and in appreciation of the way in which he had discharged his official duties.
Football Chat. [By PEL DROED.] Wales' Reserve International.- There is a prospect of J. C. M. Dyke, Penarth, and the Welsh International Reserve goal-keeper, be- coming connected with the London Welsh F. C., as the clever player is about going to London to engage in medical studies. There are many competent critics who think that Dyke is quite as good as Winfield, the Welsh Inter- national full-back. London Welsh v. London Scottish.-London Welsh played the London Scottish on Saturday, and, despite the fact that they were minus Harding (capt.), J. F. Williams, and H. T. Maddocks, who were doing duty for Wales at Cardiff, managed to secure a victory of one goal, one try, to nil. Morgan and Watts were the scorers for the Cymry. The general tenour of the football critics' comments on the match shows that the display of the London Welsh was not so good as the form they showed in their two previous matches. Wales v. Scotland.-This match on Saturday was a very ordinary affair. Keenly contested it undoubtedly proved, but it was void of those smart bits of combined play which we are customary to associate with Welsh sides". The only bright feature of a ding-dong game was the splendid run of Maddocks, who is certainly justifying his selection as an International. Teddy Morgan was somewhat off colour. Nicholls, the Welsh captain, did well, but he missed the clever Gabe, who was on the injured list. Nicholls and Gabe always hit it off well together. The Scottish forwards were a fine lot, and beat the Welsh seven; some of the latter were certainly poor. The Scottish backs, however, were very indifferent, and not nearly so good as their Welsh contemporaries. The score of three tries to a penalty goal, rather flatters Wales, but, on the day's form, they were certainly the best all-round team. Compared with the Wales v. New Zealand match, the game was far behind, both in the brilliance of play and the enthusiasm of the spectators. The latter, by the way, were a small number for an International match. Same Old Story.—The Press facilities were, as usual, not satisfactory, and, however better the Welsh footballers can play than their English, Scottish, and Irish contemporaries, it is the opinion of all reliable journalists that-the Press facilities in Wales are decidedly inferior to those of either the other three nationalities. Wales v. Ireland.-It is a certainty that in the match against Ireland at Belfast, there will be several changes in the Welsh side. Two, at least, of the forwards will be substituted, and at half-back there will also be a change. The seven forward formation is also doomed, and the old style of eight forwards will be reverted to. The latter change will be particularly needful against the Irish side.
GALLAHER'S JERSEY. — When Wales van- quished the All Blacks, the New Zealand captain exchanged jerseys with the victorious Welsh captain. Gallaher's jersey is now on view in the shop windows of Mr. Ingram Rees, the well-known and increasingly popular athletic outfitting establishment in St. Mary Street, Cardiff.
A VERY human story is told in a daily paper. "What is the matter, darling?" asked the con cerned mother when her small son came to her in tears. Well, you see, mummy, daddy was hanging a picture, and he dropped it, and it fell on his toe." But that is nothing to cry about," cried the mother, cheerily; "you should have laughed at that, sonny." I did, mummy," responded her small son, regretfully.