Home News. ANGLESEA. Mr. David Davies, M.P., has acquired some sporting rights in Anglesey, where he last week entertained the President of the Board of Trade. The death took place on Monday of Lieutenant J. L. Hampton Lewis, Royal Artillery, eldest son of Colonel Hampton Lewis, of Henllys and Bodfor, Anglesey. The following were elected officers for the ensuing year at the Grand Lodge of Wales, held at Llanerchymedd :—G.C.T., the Rev. Rees Evans, Llanwrtyd G.V.T., Sister Jeannie Hughes, Llan- erchymedd G. Chap., the Rev. Thomas Hughes, Brynsiencyn G. Sec., Bro. O. N. Jones, Pwllheli; G. Adviser, the Rev. J. Williams, Abergwynfi; G. Treas., Bro. G. Williams, Denbigh; G.S.J.L., Bro. J. Morris Jones, Denbigh G.M. Bro. O. Llew. Owen, Talysarn G.A.M., Sister Roberts, Mersey Lodge, Liverpool; G.A. Sec., Bro. T. J. Jones, Alltwen G. Sent., Bros. J. Jenkins, Llanelli, and R. J. Jones, Rhondda G. Messenger, Sister Owen, Llwynpia. CARDIGAN. On Saturday afternoon an undergraduate of St. David's College, Mr. Peter Self, a native of Nor- wich, was accidentally drowned in Pwll Bailey Coch, in the river Teifi. Mr. Self, after playing in a tennis tournament on College Green, went to bathe. Some boys who saw him sink gave the alarm, and there was a rush for the river. After some time Mr. E. J. Pugh recovered the body, and Dr. E. H. Griffiths, who soon was on the spot, made every effort at resuscitation, but without avail. The body was conveyed to St. David's College, the undergraduates following with uncovered heads. CARMARTHEN. Under the auspices of the Welsh National Liberal Council, a conference ot delegates from Liberal Associations and clubs and Free Church Council branches in West Wales was held at Car- marthen on Saturday. The conference welcomed the Education Bill, but expressed strong disapproval of Clause 4 as violating the principles of the first and second clauses, and suggested its withdrawal, or, it the Government considered it essential, that it should be safeguarded against further concession to sectarian demand. CARNARVON. After serving 32 years of his life in prison and penal servitude John Jones, a labourer, 52 years of age, was at the Carnarvonshire Assizes on Satur- day sentenced to a further period of seven years' penal servitude. He was charged with the at- tempted murder, in February last, of an old woman who resided in a lonely cottage near Pwllheli. The outrage occurred in broad daylight. Attracted up- stairs by a noise the old woman found a man under the bed, and just as she was turning to go back he attacked her savagely and struck her on the head with some blunt instrument, which inflicted seven wounds, all penetrating to the brain. The motive for the crime was robbery, a sum of ^10 having been extracted from a drawer upstairs. Prisoner was found guilty of the minor charge of causing grievous bodily harm and sentenced as already stated. DENBIGH. The fifth session of the North Wales Summer School of Theology is to be held at Wrexham at the end of this month. The special lecturers are the Rev. Dr. Garvie, Professor of Ethics and Com- parative Theology at Hackney and New Colleges, London, who will lecture on "Modern faith and modern unbelief concerning God, Christ, and Man." the Rev. Professor W. B. Stevenson, M.A., B.D., of the Bala Theological College, who will lecture on The Messianic Prophecy in the Book of Isaiah," and the Rev. E. Lloyd Jones, of Manchester, who will lecture on The Pilgrim's Progress." FLINT. The Welsh summer school this year will be held at Rhyl, and education authorities throughout Wales are offering every inducement to their teachers to attend the course. For instance, the Glamorgan Education Committee have decided to offer 20 scholarships of ^3 each, the Rhondda Education Committee 10 of ^3 each, Mountain Ash 6, and Denbigh, Flint, Montgomery, Merioneth, Carmarthen, and Pembroke Committees are likely to make similar concessions. The death has occurred of Mr. Charles W. Jones, Rhyl. On Wednesday Mr. Jones was seized with a stroke, and it was clear almost from the first that the case was hopeless. Mr. Jones was born at- Tranmere on January 23, 1852, and was educated at the St. Asaph Grammar School. He represented Rhuddlan on the Flintshire County Council, and was a most assiduous public servant. He was a member of the Flintshire Education Committee and also of the Flintshire Standing Joint Committee. He was, moreover, a prominent Liberal. As head of the firm of Charles Jones and Sons, timber mer- chants, he occupied a foremost position in the local commercial world. Mr. Jones was also a deacon of the Presbyterian body and a staunch teetotaller. Twelve months ago Mr. R. Llewelyn Jones died with painful suddenness. It is feared that over- work has brought about the collapse of his brother. GLAMORGAN. General Sir Charles Warren, K.C.M.G., visited the Rhondda on Saturday and witnessed the com- petitions of local ambulance teams for the shield which the gallant officer presented for competition two years ago, and in presenting the trophy to the successful team expressed his gratification with what he had seen. A conference has been arranged to be held at Cardiff in October of representatives of the South Wales and Monmouthshire University College and delegates from local industrial and educational organisations in connection with the Workers' Education Association, whose object is to promote higher education for working men. There is just now at Swansea on a visit to his brother (Mr. T. P. Richards, J.P.), the Hon. William Richards, president of the Charlottestown Steam Navigation Company, Prince Edward Island. He was born in High Street, Swansea, 87 years ago. Sixty years ago he left the town and settled at Prince Edward Island, where he built no fewer than 93 barques. He has been a member of both the Lower and Upper Houses of the island Legislation. A meeting of the Council of the I.L.P. branches in Mid-Glamorgan was held at Bridgend on Satur- day, Mr. H. Johns presiding. Messrs. H. John, Briton Ferry Edward Edwards, Ogmore Vale and Meth Jones, Pontycymmer, were elected the Council's representatives on the executive of the newly-formed Mid-Glamorgan Labour Party. The chairman said that the latter had accepted the policy of independence without reserve. Pre- liminary arrangements were made for a Labour demonstration at Porthcawl, on August Bank Holiday, at which it is expected one of the members of the Parliamentary Labour Party will be present.
BANGOR COLLEGE'S WELSH LIBRARY. The most sanguine friends of the Welsh Library of the North Wales University College, Bangor, could not have desired greater progress than has been made in the collection of a work- ing library for the Welsh Department of the College during the present session. The gifts of books have been both numerous and valuable, and comprise some extremely rare Welsh books. The gift of the .entire Welsh collection of the late Mr. W. Cadwaladr Davies, recently an- nounced, and now added to the library, has greatly enriched the reference side of the collec- tion. In addition to these gifts the Welsh librarian, Mr. T. Shankland, reported to a com- mittee recently held that he had acquired for the library by purchase since the last committee more than a thousand items, many of them very interesting, and some unique. He had been invited to make the first selections from the libraries of three recently deceased Welsh bibliophiles, viz. Hwfa Mon, the Rev. T. Dennis Jones, Llanllechid, and Mr. R. J. Humphreys, of Bangor. From these libraries he had purchased a large number of rare first editions of Welsh poetical pamphlets, a collection of topographical works and parochial histories, and almost a complete collection of works relating to the parishes of Bangor, Llandegai, and Llanllechid. The Welsh librarian has also nearly completed the sets of academy and society transactions, and the leading magazines. The Welsh library now includes a number of the most precious books in the Welsh language, and those engaged in original research will find there a large number of the standard books of the language, the literature, the laws, the histories, the biographies, and works on the topography, and local history of Wales.
PREACHERS AND MINSTRELS. Rivalry on Rhyl Sands. Since the opening of the season mission ser- vices have been conducted on the Rhyl sands each evening, opposite Queen Street. A con- siderable congregation of people collects, hymns are sung with lustiness, and extempore prayers and Gospel addresses are delivered by various persons, whose utterance has a varying degree of loudness. Within a hundred yards of the spot is the minstrel pitch, where entertainments are carried on simultaneously with some portion of the services. When the hymns are being sung and the minstrels are indulging in a song or chorus at the same time on the quiet summer evenings the sounds decidedly clash. The matter was referred to at the meeting of n the Rhyl Council on Monday by Mr. S. Perks, who said he had been complained to by the occupants of several houses opposite the site of the services. An invalid lady, who sat indoors a good deal with the window open, suffered much from the annoyance of the services, and in another case some small children were prevented from going to sleep, the missioners going on with their ministrations to ten o'clock at night. He did not want to raise the question as to whether there should be services or not, but he moved that they should be held at different points, and should not continuously be in one.place. Last year something was paid by the missioners for the privilege of conducting services in this particular position, but this year no one had made application for the site, and the services were being carried on in an unauthorised manner. He objected to a continuous nuisance at one spot. Mr. Joseph Jones, who seconded the motion, said he had had many complaints made to him. The Council seemed to be inconsistent; they refused to allow the band to play sacred music on the promenade on the Sunday evening, while these men were carrying on these services, with a certain amount of bawling and nuisance. Mr. Tilbv moved that the Clerk should see the men and try to arrange the matter amicably. He was sure the people had no intention to be a nuisance, and if their attention were called to the complaints he felt sure they would comply with the wishes of the public. Mr. T. D. Jones seconded the amendment, which was carried.
ORDEINIO. Ordeiniwyd y gweinidogion a ganlyn i gyfo lawn waith y weinidogaeth yng Nhymdeithasfa Chwarterol y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd a gyn haliwyd yn y Drefnewydd, Maldwyn, yr wythnos hon :—Meistri. D. E. Jones, Dwyran; W. Llewelyn Lloyd, Elim; H. C. Lewis, B.A., Beaumaris W. H. Jones, Valley J. W. Jones, Bwlchdderwydd; D. Ffoulkes Roberts, Rhyd- bach; John Pritchard, M.A., B.D., Cesarea; E. J. Jones, B.A., Llangernyw; H. Jones Davies, Bethel; O. J. Griffith, B.A.; Dolwydd- elen; R. Foulkes Parry, Afonwen; W. Wilson Roberts, Llanddulas; H. P. Roberts, B.A., Coedpoeth; D. E. Roberts, Northop; H. H. Jones, Tryddyn; W. M. Williams, Cwmtir- mynach; W. R. Jones, Tregeiriog J. Foulkes Ellis, Rehoboth, Corns; T. J. Jones, Bethania, Corris; H. Levi Jones, Croesor; Theophilus Lewis, Dolgelley; Griffith G. Owen, Llanfach- reth; J. M. Davies, Park J. E. Roberts, Bettws R. D. Edwards, Amwythig a R. Ernest Jones, Saughall.
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