Home News. ANGLESEA. The annual vestry was held on Friday at Holy- head, the Rev. T. Edwin Jones, the new vicar, pre- siding. The Chairman called attention to the fact that £ 1,000 was left by the late Miss Ellen Owen to erect a church house. As far as he could ascer- tain no progress had been made during the past year. A site had been purchased near the Market for £100, and with legacy duties the amount would be brought down to about £ 800, but the interest had been accumulating. The Rev. James Jones was the legatee, and the matter rested with him. A committee was appointed to assist the vicar and churchwardens in carrying out the scheme, and it was decided that the Rev. James Jones be com- municated with. CARDIGAN A two days' bazaar at the University College, Aberystwyth, in aid of the Athletics Equipment Fund, was opened on Wednesday by "Allen Raine." It is ihe intention of the promoters, who are mainly old students, to secure sufficient funds to purchase a field large enough to accommodate all the athletic clubs of the college. Allen Raine," who was warmly received, said she was not an admirer of excessive devotion to sports and games, which seemed to be such a marked feature of the present time. Still her sympathies were with the young people who wanted to have them. The new public library at Aberystwyth, which has been erected through the munificence of Mr. Andrew Carnegie, who gave a donation of £ 3,000, was opened on Friday last. It has been erected on a site given by the Corporation. It has a news- room with seats for 36 readers, a lending library with shelt accommodation for 10,000 volumes, and a reference reading-room with shelving for 2,000 volumes, also an artroom on the first floor having an area of 1,458 square feet. The opening cere- mony was gracefully performed by Mrs. Vaughan Davies, wife of the county member, who was pre- sented with a silver key by Councillor Samuel, chairman of the Public Librarv Committee. CARNARVON. The Rev. J. T. Lewis, curate of Pwllheli, who is leaving this month to take up a living in Canada, is to be succeeded by the Rev. R. Cynfelin Jones, late of Holyhead. Mr. Lloyd-George has consented to perform on May 12 the opening ceremony in connection with new waterworks in the rising seaside resort of Nevin, on the Lleyn Peninsula, constructed at a cost of £ 4,000. A dove, which worked its way into a cell ot the Pwllheli police station and which was expelled with great difficulty, made its way back in a few hours and insisted on remaining there, the police eventually surrendering and giving it some food. At a meeting of the three Executives of the Car- narvonshire Constitutional Association, representing the three Parliamentary divisions, held on Monday at Carnarvon, the following resolution was unani- mously adopted, on the motion of Colonel Platt, president of the Association, seconded by Mr. H. Lloyd Carter :—" That this meeting regards the recent Education Bill as unjust, inequitable, and detrimental to the rights and legitimate claims of denominationalists, and pledges itself to a deter- mined opposition of such Bill." DENBIGH. Two months ago the Town Clerk of Denbigh verbally resigned his office as a protest against the remarks made by Councillor Roger Pryce, but afterwards withdrew it. At the monthly meeting of the Town Council on Thursday evening the borough surveyor (Mr. John Davies) objected to certain remarks made by Councillor J. Morris Davies, and requested the Mayor to accept a month's notice of his resignation. Mr. Morris Davies said he did not in any way mention the surveyor's name, and in this view he was upheld by other members of the Council. FLINT. On Easter Monday some of the visitors to St. Asaph Cathedral played a silly joke with the clock, with the result that it was stopped. They also scattered the surplices and other vestments hanging in a partitioned-off robing room over the floor. Steps are being taken to ascertain the names of the individuals concerned. GLAMORGAN. One of the leading officials in the Cardiff Tram- way Department was surprised to find one day this week that his face had become spotted red during a shower which he experienced on one of the Channel boats. He thought little of it at the time, but later on one of the local councillors was telling him that his daughters mentioned the same thing as having occurred to them. As it was raining at the time, this gentleman went outside to see for himself, and was much astonished to notice that wherever the rain fell on his hands it spotted them red. The only conclusion to which they could come was that the colouring was brought about by some of the volcanic dust which had been carried over from Vesuvius.
"PRYSE GOGERDDAN." An Old Cardiganshire Family. The death took place on Saturday afternoon of Sir Pryse-Pryse, Bart., Gogerddan, near Aberystwyth. The first baronet, created in 1861, he was the son of Mr. Pryse Loveden, and was born in 1838. He was educated at Eton, and was cornet in the Horse Guards Blue, 1857-8. In 1859 he married Louisa Joan, daughter of Captain Lewis, Llanlear, and in 1861 was high- sheriff of Cardiganshire. He was a member of one of the most illustrious Welsh families, which in its twofold line of descent, Welsh and Norman, shows in each case a princely origin, the paternal, purely Welsh, coming down from Gwaethfold Fawr, Lord of Cardigan, in the eleventh century, and the maternal, through a series of female links, descending through Lord Berkeley and the Dukes of Norfolk from Edward 1. Members of the Gogerddan family have off and on since the time of Mary represented Cardigan and County Boroughs in the House of Commons. A Sir Richard Pryse was one of the six members returned for the whole of Wales to Cromwell's Commonwealth Parliament in 1653. For many years Sir Pryse-Pryse had lived a quiet life at Gogerddan, interesting himself in agriculture and the management of his large estate. Sir Pryse-Pryse was a model landlord, and was beloved by all his tenants. He was a kinsman of the Earl of Macclesfield. He is survived by his wife, five sons, and two daughters. His eldest son died in 1900 from blood-poisoning, as the result of a fox bite. The remaining children are Captain Edward Pryse, Noyadd Trefawr, Newcastle-Emlyn, who succeeds to the baronetcy; Mr. Lewes Pryse, Cwmcoedwig, the energetic manager of the Welsh National Agricultural Show; Mr. George Pryse, inspector under the Board of Agricul- ture; Mr. Herbert Pryse; Mrs. Edward Powell, Nantyreos and Mrs Loxdale, Castle Hill.
CARDIFF LADIES' CHOIR. Cardiff is well known for its musical celebri- ties. Its musical aspiration has made it the nursery of musical talent. It was there that the much lamented Dr. Parry, the great genius of our nation, found the atmosphere most congenial to his aspiration. And is it not from there that the world-renowned Madame Clara Novello Davies, another musical genius and conductress, hails from ? We are glad to record another grand success and hail another star" in the musical firmament. At the Abergavenny Musical Eisteddfod, the other day, the Cardiff Ladies' Choir, under the leadership of Miss Morfydd Williams, R.C.M., gained a notable triumph, being awarded the first prize, in which eleven choirs competed for the best rendering of "Jesu, Lover of my Soul" (Protheroe), and another prize for platform despatch or expeditious despatch of choir on stage. The adjudicators, Dr. Coward and Mr. D. Jenkins, congratulated Miss Williams and the choir, and said that they deserved great praise for their perfect rendering of the music, and to win the prize in such a grand competi- tion was a mark of high merit and a great honour to Miss Williams. Miss Williams has a wide circle of friends in London who will rejoice in this mark of success, and need we say that she is the sister of that great favourite and beloved of all the Welsh of London, the late Madame Annie Williams.
Athletic Chat. [BY CEREDIG.] Last Saturday's Football.-The leading Welsh football clubs concluded their fixture lists on Saturday. Cardiff, by their easy victory over Llanelly, completely vindicated their right to the title of Welsh Rugby Champions. Their only defeat this season was at the hands of the famous New Zealanders, and even that solitary defeat was due to a mistake on the part of one of the Cardiffians. Newport won a fine victory over Devonport Albion. The Usksiders played magnificently, far better than they did in any of their previous matches, and their supporters hope that this is a good augury for next season. Visit of the South Africans.—The South African football team will play several matches in South Wales on the occasion of their forth- coming visit to Great Britain, and. it will be interesting to see whether their visit will create as much interest as that of the New Zealanders did. Probably not, as South Africa is not to be compared with New Zealand as a recruiting ground for crack footballers. Cricket.—There are fairly good cricket teams at Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Llanelly, Brecon, and Builth, but cricket cannot be described as a popular pastime in Wales, although there is more interest felt in the game to-day than was the case ten years ago. Cricket lacks that excitement which is associated with football. Moreover, a football match is over in an hour, or an hour and a half, whereas a cricket match takes many hours, and sometimes days, ere it is brought to a finish. In this strenuous and hustling age it hardly suits the South Wales crowd. Next Season's Soccer Internationals.—The English Football Association Council have just arranged the locale of next season's Association Internationals. That between England and Wales will be played at Craven Cottage, Fulham. Bolton Wanderers F.C.—This crack Associa- tion club have re-engaged Davies as goal- keeper. Davies is a Welshman from Car- marthenshire. Cycling and Motoring.—Cycling and motoring are more popular than ever in Wales. The number of motors is larger this spring than has ever been the case. One of the most popular runs is to motor to London and back. This is generally accomplished within the space of three and a half .or four days.
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