Home News. ANGLESEA. Owing to dissension on the temperance question, a number of Holyhead Conservatives are contem- plating severing their connection with the present Club and organising a new institution on tem- perance lines. CARMARTHEN. Speaking on Monday at a Consistory Court, at Carmarthen, the Bishop of St. David's said that if an attempt were made to tear the Welsh dioceses from their present position as an integral part of the province of Canterbury, the attempt would be resisted as strenuously, and he believed as success- fully, as it was on the last occasion. CARNARVON. Miss Leonora Davies, secretary of the Bangor Free Church Council, has received a letter from Mr. Evan Roberts in reply to hers asking the revivalist when he proposes to re-commence at Bangor his interrupted North Wales mission. Evan Roberts says he is unable to fix any date or make any arrangements, as he "has no light" on the subject. The inference is drawn from this letter that the mission is abandoned, if not permanently, at least till next autumn. The wife of a workman named Jones, living in a detached cottage on the Abererch Road, Pwllheli, was found on Monday afternoon lying unconscious at the cottage suffering from a serious scalp wound and concussion of the brain. She was alone, her husband having been out at work since the early morning. The room was in great disorder, and the police on investigation found that the sum of ^10 odd had been stolen from a chest of drawers. The affair is shrouded in mystery, the police last evening being without a clue. Mrs. Jones, who is aged 60, is in a very critical condition. Intended purely as a joke, an incident which occurred at the annual eisteddfod of the University College of North Wales at Bangor on Saturday was not taken in a humorous spirit by the gentle- man principally concerned, and the affair has caused some comment in the city. Two choirs entered for the female choir competition, the test piece being Go, Springtime, Go," which was com- posed by Mr. J. D. de Lloyd, Aberystwyth, who happened to be the adjudicator. The second choir appeared on the stage with cap and gown and their eyes covered with a black cloth, and the conductress wore the robes of a doctor of music. After pre- liminaries in the shape of running up and down the scale in a ludicrous manner, they gave a travesty of the piece. Amused at first, the audience after- wards shouted "Shame," and the choir left the stage amid chilling silence. One of the ladies publicly apologised to the adjudicator, who, how- ever, said they had carried the joke too far. DENBIGH. In East Denbighshire there was a fierce snow- storm during Thursday night, and hundreds of sheep are reported dead on the mountains. FLINT. The half-yearly meeting of the East Halkyn Mining Company was held at Chester on Saturday, the chairman, Mr. W. F. Mason, presiding. The directors reported that the total output of lead ore from the East Halkyn Mine and the Rhosesmor Mine during the half year had been 1,940 tons. The profit for the half year was £7,681 2s. lid., out of which £500 had been written off for depreciation. GLAMORGAN. Sir George Newnes, the member for Swansea, has presented the Rev. R. J. Campbell, of the City Temple, with a motor-car. James Driscoll and Henry Warren went on the Taff Vale Railway, near Ynysybwl, on Saturday, as a short cut home." On Sunday morning the dead and mutilated body of Driscoll was found on the line, while Warren was lying close by unconscious. On recovery he said that he and Driscoll were knocked down by a train.
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Football Chat. [By PEL DROED.] London Welsh v. Bedford.-The London Welsh were in good form when playing against Bedford on Saturday, whom they defeated by 13 points to 8 points. The London Welshmen's play was eulogised by the Press critics. Both A, F. Harding (captain) and J. F. Williams played for the London Welshmen, and did extremely well. Maddocks, after a brilliant run, had the misfortune to be tackled rather awkwardly. He was injured as a consequence, and left the field. Whether the injury will preclude his further playing football for the next few weeks remains to be seen. South Wales Matches.—Cardiff defeated Moseley on Saturday by the big score of 32 points to nil. The feature of the game was the brilliant play of Mr. Percy Bush, who made a welcome re-appearance after his recent illness. Swansea just managed to defeat Gloucester by a goal to nil. Swansea have never regained last season's form, although they got pretty near it in their match against New Zealand some time ago. Interesting Pictures.-Last week's Tatler had some extremely interesting pictures of the London Welshmen playing the Old 'Merchant Taylors. The one showing A. F. Harding, the captain, about to kick the ball, was exceedingly good. Interesting Facts.-The receipts of the Wales v. Scotland International match were £ 1,503, -one of the smallest International "gates for many years.—The Cardiff Football Club will proceed at the end of next week to Paris, where they play the leading French Rugby team.
After a long and painful illness the Rev. David Griffiths, pastor of Elim Welsh Congregational Chapel, Cwmdare, died on Saturday. The rev. gentleman was a native of Llanarth, Pembroke- shire, where he was born about 66 years ago. He had held the pastorate of Elim Chapel since 1869, while the charge of Rhigos Chapel had also devolved upon him for many years. Mr. Griffiths had from time to time occupied the highest offices in the denomination. An adjourned meeting of the Dowlais Federated District of Miners was held on Saturday. Mr. Thomas P. Williams, Twynyrodyn, occupied the chair. With regard to the election expenses, amounting to £400, incurred in connection with the return of Mr. Keir Hardie, letters soliciting financial aid were read from Mr. David Davies, secretary of the Merthyr, Dowlais, and District Trades and Labour Council, and Mr. Illtyd Hopkins, Aberaman, secretary of the Aberdare District of Miners. An animated discussion followed, in which it was pointed out that the rules did not permit of any grant being made for such a purpose, and the question of balloting the whole of the colliery work- men on the matter was deferred. MERIONETH. The dead body of an old woman named Margaret Thomas, 86 years of age, was found in the River Arran at Dolgelley on Sunday afternoon. MONMOUTH. Mr. Reginald McKenna, M.P., writing to a cor- respondent who complained of the omission of the hon. member's name from a recent list of Free Churchmen in Parliament, states I ought to be included in any list of Free Churchmen returned to Parliament. I am an Independent." Liberals of the Western Valley on Saturday celebrated the return of South Monmouthshire's first Liberal M.P., Colonel Ivor Herbert. Colonel Herbert, accompanied by Mrs. Herbert and Mr. D. A. Thomas, M.P., made a tour of the valley, and was everywhere received with much enthusiasm. Four publicans appeared before the Pontypool magistrates on Saturday on charges of disobeying the instructions of the justices in not closing their houses for the sale of intoxicating liquors after mid- day on January 22nd—the day of the polling in South Monmouthshire. An ingenious legal defence was raised in two cases.