Home News. CARMARTHEN. At Carmarthenshire Quarter Sessions on Mon- day Thomas Witzel Rees (42), a carpenter, was charged with biting off the thumb of George Oxen- ham, during a struggle, at Llandebie Railway Station, on March 3rd. Prisoner, who pleaded that he only acted in self-defence, was found not guilty and discharged. A valuable collection of documents is reported to have been discovered stored away in a room at LI wyn worm wood, near Llandovery, and to have remained there since the death of the owner, Mr. D. Williams, an attorney with a large practice in South Wales. Some of the MSS. are said to date back to the fifteenth century, and relate to some of the principal families in South Wales. The bulk of them are title deeds, and many are in Latin. CARNARVON. A monument—an obelisk of white Italian marble, 15 feet high, and very elaborately carved—is to be erected over the grave of the late Principal Gethin Davies at Glanadda Cemetery, Bangor. The authorities of the North Wales University College, Bangor, are about to obtain competitive plans for the proposed new college buildings, and it is hoped that the foundation-stone laying cere- mony may take place next year. The annual Labour demonstration of the North Wales Quarrymen's Union is to be held at Llan- dudno on the 7th of May. Mr. William Jones, M.P., is expected to preside over the public meeting, and the speakers will include Mr. Llewelyn Williams, M.P., and a Labour member. At a meeting of the Governors of the Carnarvon County School on Friday Mr. J. R. Pritchard asked the head master why the school was not closed on St. David's Day. The Head Master (Mr. de Gaudin) I gave a holiday over the Monday. Mr. Pritchard The Welsh people like their holiday on their saint's day. The Head Master I did it because the children like to have a long week-end. Mr. J. T. Roberts said that it was rumoured outside that the holiday was so arranged in the interests of the teachers, as so many other things were. The Head Master I think it is a good thing for the children to have an interval in the middle of the term. Mr. Pritchard But the day is meant for a national holiday, and I think the county schools ought to show an example to others. Mr. W. G. Thomas submitted that the day was not intended as an interval in the middle of a term. The object was to impress the national spirit upon the children. The Chairman (Mr. Issard Davies) had no doubt that now that the day had been fixed the head master would see to its observance. DENBIGH. The death is announced of Mr. Hugh Lloyd Roberts, C.B., who until last year, when he retired owing to ill-health, was inspector of audits under the Local Government Board. Mr. Roberts, who was a native of Denbigh, was a member of the Bar, and he held for many years the office of treasurer of the Cymmrodorion Society. FLINT. The Bishop of St. Asaph was taken suddenly ill Monday morning, and the confirmations arranged for that afternoon were hurriedly abandoned. A fund is being raised to present a testimonial to the Rev. Benjamin Evans, who has been for thirty years pastor of the Baptist Churches at St. Asaph and Rhuddlan, and whose health is not at present very satisfactory. Mrs. Anna Maria Morgan, of Upper Berkeley Street, Portman Square, London, W., widow of the Ven. Archdeacon Hugh Morgan, of St. Asaph and Rhyl, left 2,500 to the St. Asaph Church Extension Fund and £ 2,500 to the St. Asaph Diocesan Educa- tion Society, these bequests being in accordance with the verbally expressed wishes of her late hus- band. The estate was sworn at £ 9,060. Sir William Grenville Williams, fourth Bart., of Pengwern, and Bodelwyddan, both in the county of Flint, a prominent Freemason and Provincial Grand Master of Wales, Deputy-Lieutenant for Flintshire, High Sheriff for the county in 1883, formerly a captain in the 1st Life Guards, and after- wards Hon. Colonel for the Montgomeryshire Y GOMER PRESS, 9, RED LION COURT, FLEET
Yeomanry, who died on the 29th August last, aged 61 years, son of the third baronet, and brother of the Bishop of Bangor, left estate valued at £ 24,063 13s. 5d. gross, including personality of the net value of £ 9,836 3s. 4d., and by his will of the 18th March, 1885, he left the whole of his estate to his wife Dame Ellinor Harriet (only daughter of Mr. Willoughby-Hurt Sitwell, of Ferney Hall, Salop) who, however, pre-deceased him, and letters of administration with will have been granted to his brother, Captain Owen John Williams, of Plas- yn-Cefn, St. Asaph, and his brother-in-law, Mr. Francis Hurt Sitwell, of Ferney Hall, Salop, as uncles and guardians of the testator's infant children, Elinor, Henrietta, William Willoughby, Hugh Granville, and Francis Edris Williams. GLAMORGAN. It is rumoured that certain school teachers in Cardiff are encouraging their pupils to bring them wild birds' eggs. Can this be true ? If so, the less we hear of nature study in our schools the better. The coal shipments from Cardiff during March amounted to 1,534,304 tons, an increase of 371,702 tons on the corresponding month last year. Swansea, Newport, Neath, Llanelly and Port Talbot also show substantial increases. Upon a ballot Mr. William Jenkins, of Cymmer, has been elected Permanent Secretary to the Western District of the South Wales Miners' Federation, receiving a majority of 1,078 over the total votes recorded for Mr. D. D. Williams, of Glvneath. The rumours are persistent in Mid-Glamorgan that Mr. S. T. Evans, K.C., M.P., is to be made a Judge, which would create a Parliamentary vacancy in the constituency. The seat has been earmarked for Labour, and the miners are already taking steps to form a local Labour Representation Committee to organise the Labour forces in the division, so that they shall not be caught napping in case the appointment of Mr. Evans comes unexpectedly. An absorbing question is who would be the Labour candidate. There are three miners' agents in the division whose claims have to be considered—Alderman John Thomas, Garw Valley, Mr. Tom Davies, Ogmore Vale, and Mr. Vernon Hartshorn, Maesteg. Of these Alderman Thomas is much the senior as regards years of service in the district. MERIONETH. There is an epidemic of sheep-worrying in Merionethshire just now. In Wales it is believed that once a dog has tasted blood nothing will cure him of his evil habit, and a calamity of the above kind can only be averted by destroying every dog in the stricken districts. If this rule holds good nowadays, there will be a wailing and gnashing of teeth among the Merionethshire doggies very soon. MONMOUTH. Among the members of the Monmouthshire County Council may be found a Viscount and two Butlers, three doctors and a nurse, a Monk and an Onion, a Brace of M.P.'s, a Baker and a Roll, a Jacob and a Daniel, Caleb and Nehemiah, Peter and little Benjamin. RADNOR. The next meeting in furtherance of the proposed Welsh National Education Council will be held at Llandrindod on Friday, June ist. Notices will shortly be issued by the Lord Mayor of Cardiff, who has fixed upon June 1st after consultation in London with Mr. Lloyd George and other leaders of the movement. The meeting will be for the purpose of formulating a scheme to give effect to the resolutions adopted at the National Conference at Cardiff on March 23rd. The nomination of delegates is left to the various County and Borough Councils, some of which have already made their selections, and all of which have been asked to nominate by May 24th.
MAE llawer o ddyfalu pwy a benodir yn olynydd i'r diweddar Farnvvr Gwilym Williams yng nghylchdaith Morganwg. Dywedir fod Mr. Bryn Roberts, A.S., a Mr. Samuel Moss, A.S., yn ymgeiswyr, am y swydd. Buwyd yn enwi Mr. Lloyd Morgan, A.S., hefyd, ond hysbysodd ef nad oedd yn ymgeisydd. Mae y ddau aelod Seneddol a enwir yn awr yn medru Cymraeg, ac y mae hynny yn gymhwysder hanfodol. Ond ceir. un gwr ar Gylchdaith Deheudir Cymru sy'n meddu pob cymhwysder, a hwnnw yw. Mr. Lleufer Thomas.
Football Chat. fBy PEL DROED.] London Welsh Still Going Strong.-After their brilliant victories in. February and March the London Welsh succumbed to Newport on Saturday week, as reported in the WELSHMAN, but on Saturday last the London Welsh were their real selves again, and beat Catford Bridge by 26 points to 13. The match was played in beautiful weather, and proved a most interesting one. There was no mistaking the superiority of London Welsh, and had they played with the same vim and dash against Newport on the previous week there is every reason to believe that they would have vanquished the Usksiders, instead of vice versa. Maddocks, Rowlands, Jenkins, and Timmins were the scorers against Catford Bridge. Praise for Maddocks.—Reviewing the London Welsh v. Newport match, the Newport repre- sentative of the Cardiff Evening Express remarked in the last issue of that journal Of the Welsh three-quarters, Maddocks stood out conspicuous. He was, no doubt, the best back on the ground last Saturday. There was real class about all his play. His try was of the order which Pearson may almost have been said to have invented." Wallace Watts: A Veteran Player.— Wallace Watts, who turned out for London Welsh against Newport, is a very remarkable player. The following comments, which I cull from the Cardiff Evening Express, will be read with interest by those readers of this "Football Chat" who may not happen to have seen them — "The veteran, Wallace Watts, is a remarkable player. W, H. Watts has probably the longest record as a first-class player of any man— certainly of any man at present playing. He has been at the game now for 22 years, and is a very useful man still. He puts a lot of fire into his play as an extra half or flying man. He did some excellent tackling, dribbling, and opening out last Saturday. Wallace Watts, in fact, deserves a note to himself. He is one of those who formed the Newport invincible team of 1891-92— the only one who is still playing. He had been playing for Newport for some seasons before that (beside counting the time when there was a break owing to his being away), and he had long before that played for the redoubtable Maindee Club. He played in a dozen international games. He first got his cap in 1892-four years before Gwyn Nichols, who is now credited with being of a retiring disposition. Gwyn ought to look up Wallace Watts and get the secret of perpetual youth from him. Twenty-two years is a good long time for a man to play football. It tempts one to go on for another three and make up the quarter century." Last Saturday's Matches.—Last Saturday was not a very satisfactory one from the Welsh footballer's point of view. The three leading South Wales Clubs, viz., Cardiff, Swansea, and Newport, were all engaged with English clubs, and, although the Cardiffians easily vanquished Devonport Albion, and thus upheld their record of being the only football team undefeated by a British side this season, Swansea unfortunately went down before Bristol, and Newport before Gloucester. Both Swansea and Newport have fallen sadly off this season, but there are indica- tions that there will be a great improvement next season, as several young and promising players are to be introduced into the ranks of the respective teams. Lacrosse.—Attempts are being made to popularise this game in South Wales, and during the Easter holidays a South Wales team will play Essex at Penarth.
S'l KEET, L.C., ti 111 boll Cyhotddiadau'r Lyd a'r Bettws.