Home News. ANGLESEA. Owen Williams, the sexton for the Church por- tion of the Maeshyfryd Cemetery, Holyhead, on Friday found in the rubbish pit a box containing the body of a newly born child. The police were communicated with and have made inquiries, but without result as yet. BRECON. The Lord Mayor of London (Alderman Walter Vaughan Morgan) has consented to become pre- sident of the Breconshire Agricultural Society, one of the oldest institutions of its kind in the kingdom, and has promised to attend the annual show to be held next September. CARMARTHEN. Rev. W. Nantlais Williams, Ammanford, has accepted a call from the C.M. churches of Cardiff Docks and Penarth. He has been pastor of Ammanford Methodist Church for the last six years. Mr. D. D. Walters, Crwbin, near Llangendeirn, Carmarthenshire, has been selected to take charge of the Welsh churches in Patagonia. Mr. Walters will be ordained to the ministry during the current month, and will sail shortly afterwards to labour among our fellow countrymen in the far-off Argen- tine Republic. CARNARVON. The Carnarvonshire County Council closed all the elementary schools under its jurisdiction on St. David's Day, and some of the secondary schools were also closed for at least a portion of the day and the whole of the following day. A cable message received at Carnarvon on Tues- day announced the death at Montreal, Canada, on Monday of Mr. Robin Bulkeley Hughes, eldest son of the late Captain George Bulkeley Hughes, and grandson of Major-General Hughes, ot Llwyni, Anglesey. Mr. Hughes was also a cousin of Mr. Lloyd Hughes, of Coedhelen, and Mr. Trevor Hughes, of Glascoed, Carnarvon. He married the daughter of Mr. Griffith Jones Williams, Dolgelley. He was in his fortieth year. The returns for February show that Llandudno did well in the matter of sunshine, 92.9 hours being recorded, which is the highest in the month of February since 1899, when 101 hours were regis- tered. In 1898 the total was only 44 hours, and two years later it was 48 hours. Last month's raintall came to 2.94in., and the mean temperature was 40.6 degrees Fahrenheit, which was about the average for the past twenty years. On two nights only did the thermometer fall below 32 degrees. DENBIGH. At Llangollen on Monday night a musical festival was held to commemorate the life and works of the late Dr. Joseph Parry, musical professor at the University College, Cardiff. A choir of 300 excel- lently-trained voices, under the leadership of Coun- cillor Pencerdd Williams, the renowned choral conductor, admirably performed selections from the deceased composer's works, with the assistance of a competent orchestra. Mr. Roberts, of Rhyl, the well-known Welsh historian, gave an address on the life of the late Dr. Parry, who, he said, was the brightest star that had arisen in the Welsh musical firmament. His nobly emotional music was destined to live long and secure him a place among the immortals. FLINT. Councillor the Rev. T. Mardy Rees, of Buckley, has in the press a volume of poems, entitled Breezes from the Welsh Hills." It will be issued by the Herald Office, Carnarvon. Mr. Rees is a South Walian by birth, and the chairman of the executive of the education authority in Flintshire. Mr. J. M. Edwards, M.A., head master of the Holywell County School, has formed a company for the purpose of giving representations of a play founded on Rhys Lewis," Daniel Owen's famous novel. The company is now on tour," and on Tuesday night gave a very successful performance at Halkin Village Hall. GLAMORGAN. Councillor Kidd, of Cardiff, has invented a trolley- head wheel for electric cars which is likely to effect a great saving in the expenditure for this particular article of electric tramway equipment. A girl, aged thirteen, named Lizzie Edwards, of Barry Island, has been discovered after eight days in an outhouse. She was terribly emaciated, and had evidently been without food for over a week.. We understand that the project for the erection of works on the Swansea Burrows by the Sulphide Reduction Company has been abandoned. The Swansea Harbour Trustees have under considera- tion applications for sites near the new dock from several other firms. The Lord Mayor of Cardiff, in accordance with the suggestion made by Mr. Lloyd-George, has now arranged to convene a conference of the Welsh education authorities and the Welsh members of Parliament for Friday, the 16th of March. Mr. Lloyd-George will be present. Details were received in South Wales last week of the murder in Darjeeling (India) of Mr. Ronald Goss, son of Mr. Herbert Goss, accountant, Swan- sea. Mr. Ronald Goss was a tea planter employed by the Darjeeling Tea Company. On 16th February he had retired for the night, and was sound asleep, when two natives made their way into the house, and crept stealthily to his bedroom. One of the men had in his hand a kukri-a native dagger—with which he dealt the sleeping man a fatal blow. One of the guests at the Cardiff Cymmrodorion banquet on Saturday waxed humorous over the request made in English and Welsh on the card in reference to the wearing of the leek. In Welsh it ran: Dymunir, ar i bob un wisgo cenhynen, Human cenedlae thol y Cymry" (guests are requested to wear the leek, the national emblem of the Welsh). On the other side, in English, the words were merely All guests are requested to wear the national emblem." Did the committee think, was his innocent query, that all Englishmen knew what the national emblem of Wales was, but that Welshmen need to be told ? MONMOUTH. The Pontypool justices have recommended the refusal of twelve licences in their district. John Harris Morgan, who is under detention on suspicion of being concerned in the death of Edith Wall, aged seven years, at New Tredegar, was brought before the Tredegar magistrates on Tues- day, and formally remanded until Monday. The body of a youth named Arthur Bendall, a native of Monmouth, which was washed away in the River Ebbw, has been recovered, after being missing for seven weeks. Bendall was playing football at Abercarn, when the ball was accidentally kicked into the River Ebbw. He went to search for it, and fell in. Search was made for him, but without success. At the inquest a verdict of death by accidental drowning was returned. MERIONETH. The death is announced of Mr. J. G. Owen, a native of Merionethshire, the last survivor in Chubut of the twenty-nine Welshmen who went out there in 1882 for the purpose ot forming a Welsh colony in that part of Patagonia. All the others have either returned to Wales, or gone to Canada, or are dead. The Society for Psychical Research, of which Professor Charles Richet is the president, is collect- ing information with reference to the mysterious lights which have been seen in the Egryn district of Merionethshire and the districts visited for the purpose of conducting revival services by Mrs. Jones, "the Egryn seeress." MONTGOMERY. During some drainage works on a field in the occupation of Mr. Richard Jones, of Pendinas, about a quarter of a mile from Pontdolgoch Station, two Roman roads were discovered about nine inches below the surface. They were well paved or pitched with stone. One of them is seven feet wide and the other twelve feet. They point in the direction of Carno, where similar sections of Roman roadways are to be seen. The field is the property of Mr. David Davies, M.P. Caersws is a well-known Roman station, and Roman remains have from time to time been found there. A few years ago the Cambrian Archaeological Association met there for their annual meetings, and some excavations were carried on under the direction of the Rev. Baring Gould and others. PEMBROKE. Next to St. David's the most sacred spot in Pem- brokeshire is Penally churchyard, where two beautiful Celtic crosses show that it was a Christian cemetery at least a thousand years ago, and pro- bably'much more than that. The old name for Pembroke Dock was Patrick Church, named after the patron saint of the Emerald Isle. The first Norman lord of the dis- drict was William de Patrickchurch. This name was afterwards shortened to Pater Church. At the time of the formation of the docks in 1814 many skeletons in stone coffins were dug up on the site of the old church. This is an interesting little fact which has escaped the historians that Pembroke- shire had its church of St. Patrick.
Football Chat. [By PEL DROED.] London Welsh F.C.-The London Welsh have scored another notable victory, viz., on Saturday when they defeated Devonport Albion, who are considered to be the best Rugby side in England. The London Welsh were certainly the best team, and thoroughly deserved their victory of I I points to 3 that is the unanimous opinion of the critics. Even the Plymouth papers admit the superiority of the London Welshmen. There is no doubt that on present form the London Welsh footballers are the best that ever represented the Cymry of the British Metropolis in the history of the Rugby code. The London Welsh are finishing up the season in capital style. To beat Bristol and Cambridge in succession, then draw with Northampton, and subsequently beat Devonport Albion is no mean achievement, and the London Welsh F.C. now deserves to be looked upon as one of the very best Rugby combinations in the British Isles. By the way, in last Monday's Daily Mirror one of the pictures showed" the London Welshmen running up the ball for the first goal in their match on Saturday. Bravo Wales!-The Association code is not played as extensively as the Rugby code in Wales, and this will probably account for the comparatively poor show that the Welsh As- sociation International side has made in past years against the English, Scottish, and Irish teams. But during the last few seasons Wales has improved her position considerably in the Association world, and on Saturday Welshmen were delighted to see their players defeat the Scottish International side at Edinburgh. Of the previous engagements Wales had proved successful only once, winning last year at Wrexham by three goals to one, so that Satur- day's second victory conclusively shows that Welsh Association footballers have shown decided improvement. The victory will give increased interest to the forthcoming encounter between England and Wales, at Cardiff, and a record gate is assured. It is pretty generally agreed that the chief feature of last Saturday's Welsh side was the splendid goal-keeping of Roose, who is a native of North Wales, and brother to the Rev. Mr. Roose, a well known Presbyterian Minister. Blew and Morris also played splendidly at full back, whilst W. Jones, Evans, and L. Jones, were the pick of the forwards. Wales v. Ireland.The meeting of the Welsh and Irish International teams at Belfast is, of course, the great event in the Rugby world this week. There are several changes in the Welsh side as compared with the one that defeated Scotland at Cardiff. A. F. Harding, the captain of the London Welsh F.C., retains his place in the forwards, but J. F. Williams of the same team does not figure this time. Maddocks, also of the London Welsh, is retained at threequarter and there is a very general opinion that this dashing player could not very well be substituted. He was certainly one of the best players on the field in the Wales v. Scotland match. Welshmen all the world over will heartily wish their team every success in Ireland and express the hope that they will secure the Triple Crown for the second season in succession, a really great honour from an athletic point of view. Last Saturday's Matches.-Cardiff nearly lost their record on Saturday. They took a weak side to Leicester, and at half-time had the mortification of seeing the home team leading. In the last half, however, the Cardiffians managed to get level, and the game ended in a draw. With their best side out the Cardiffians would undoubtedly have won quite a big victory. Swansea and Newport met in deadly interest at the Uskside enclosure, and the result of a vigorously contested game was a draw.