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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


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