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WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 1894.

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THE POST BAG. S Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone have gone to Lori Ketide! s place, Hatchlands, for a uionLu. Mr. Yates, who luts cremate! so many soei;} failure!; during his c r;er, is "Atlas(t) "to 0* cremated hi:m:eK Mr. Bnuiocr, M.P., says he believes he is ih, Oidy iran in the world who ever stopped his workt and called his men together and asked theai t. join & Trade Union. t,tlnularion or ihoOdaaof Horace i» now in tho press, and will be published in the course of the summer by Mr. Mm-ray. A is on a Welsh tran- siation of the same poet. Lleurwg hns borrowed nis nom dc vlv.yne froan the i.iimg of an ol'.l Wolsh saint, who gave h:« -1 u name io Llanourwg (correctly Llanllourtvg^ near Cardiff. I.leurwg is a form of l,uc*,ui uu& LncitVr, and ;>lso appears as Lleufer, and mean* a Lght bearer, The name :s an embodiment or the legend which refers to the introduction of Christianity io Britain by King Lucius, Ihe first of all Christian ;.in^s," On Saturday a itrong body of divinity were seen to enter the studio of Mr. Alderman Chapman, ir. High-street, Swansea. Thev were fourteen in number, tlic-ir united ace; amounting to 710 years. They wire representatives of officialdom* at the Ebenezer Congregational Church. The carnerr. soon transt'eVi'iSfd their individualities on -,paA- board, and they now lorni an interesting group a £ Mr. Chaplain's, whcic they add to the triumph. of his arc. "11 wy I," a Swansea correspondent, writes:— *• The-statoiueiit made by a Philistine Saxon,' and insetted in your Post Ba.g column this week, is, I think, an error, for I rcmbembcr when passing through Westminster Abbey to have noticed marble tablet to the mei-ory ot a Matisel from Margam, Glamorganshire. I believe the body is buried there. I am only speaking from memory, but I think the tablet is in the wall north side of the Nave. Doubtless the, e are other distin- guished Welshmen interred there if the reccrci was looked up." The Rev. Prebendary Kinsman, rector of Tin- tagel, whose denth at the ago of eight -three wa, recorded last week, was one of the most famous Cornish clergy of the old school. Like Rober.* Stephen Hawker, who was settled a few miles to the north of him at Morwenscon, ho was the friend of numerous emiNent pioplo who fo ind literary inspiration or bodily refreshment on that remarkable stretch 0: coast. He was at Tinsel wh n Tennyson came ta work up the local colour for his "Idylls of the King;" be was there many years later when Mr. Gladstone came as a. visitor to Sir Arthur Hayter, who has a house in th) village. More than one noveiht has put him into a book. Tm agel lies in a little hollow, mono- polising all the trees to be found along the coast for a stretch of five miles. From the study windows the eye travels down the valley to King Arthur's Castle, which stands high on a. rocky peninsula. To the right is the cove where the ninth wave brought the child Arthur to Merlin's feet, and above the ruined tower which is loeally knowa as the Roaud Table. For the greater part of Mr. Kinsman's residence there, Tintagel \Va, still.23 miles frota a railway, and during winter visitors were few. The Vic-tr, however; who was unmarried, amused himself by reading and paint- ing most assiduously, and might be setn in all weathers riding a etout cob across the downs. It is not quite clear how much in the £ the rates run to at Swansea—the figures are so high that everybody is afraid to add them up. However, they may be put down at 8s., and compared with,, be following: In Birmingham they pay 6s.Sd. in the S. In the 7s. list comes Bristol (7s. Id.), Leicester (7e. 6d.), Sheffield (7s. e £ <3.\ Wclverhamptoc (7s. Pd. and Coventry (7s. 4d.). Manchester men get off with a fraction over 5z. 6d., Nottiog" ham pays es.,and so doea West Bromwich Burton- on-Trent 5a. gel. Liverpool rates are very low* ahicunting to only An. lid. in the pound; those of Cheltenham aro 4■. 4d. Two trwns escopa with charges below Lli., Southpcrt with 3s. 10c7. and Lancaster with 3s 7id. Gateshead gets gas cheapest: (Is. 7 4-5d. per 1COO cubic feet), tnd Norwich pay: most (3s. 8d.). Chicago ban not taken altogether kindly to Ml\.é Stead's new work, "If Christ Came," which ia noticed elsewhere in our issue of to-day. This is what the Citizen of that city says about it:— Chief of cranks, Stead, had no sooner set foot in virtuous and sanctimonious London than he spewed his putrid bile on Chicago. l The Daily News gives publicity to his violent onslaught on our city-its aldermen, its,, law courts, and other organs of authority. Ha c added that Americans bad more to learn from the Old World than the Old World had to leara from them. The United States verily appalled me!" he said. No decent paper has a right to publish tho vile sputter in ga of this scurrilous scribe. The Old World is a fossilised, played-out old oddity. A young and exuberant. nation like ours marches lustily in the vanguard of modern progress-the ravings of the Anglo-Saxom madman to the contrary notwithstanding, The. New World evidently has nothing to learn from, the Old in the way of abuse. A well-known politician managed to elude tho vigilance e! the doorkeeper of tho House on the. day when the first Home Rule Bill was introduced, and actually took his seat on one oC~ the benches below the gangway; .but this remarkable achievement was eclipsed yesterday afternoon by two ladies. It appears, these ladies were escortetl te the httle nook neat the mt. B entrance to the House in order to give them the opportunity of viewing the interior 01 the Chamber. Their conductor left them and walkei towards the Treasury bench, and the ladies at once followed him, through the open deer as far as the bar. This invasion of the gentle-?1 sex created great consternation among the legisl: (.tu-s but the ladies themselves were obviously quite at ease, and iseemed much interts-ed in 'the seen. The Speaker was dczing at the time, but the officials at the door put an e»A to the tensien., bv promptly removing the lo.dies, who were informea; of the enormity of the effenee they had coinuHiteOt « Llansadwrufab writes The interesting word in use in those parts whence y«ar corrcs+ pondent Towi' writer, in, in my idea, incorrectly rendered; that is, if by ♦ those parts' are meant those ill tho neighbourhood of the River Towy, from Llandovery to Golden Grove, where the expressions tori eoCiJ, 'sfynvdd' (cut wood for lighting, beginning, oy drawing up the firo with), a"d ''sgynyadu'i tan' (l'S1^ the fire) Rre very common Had the word Ceagynydd' appeared in Clwb yr Hosan Las," in which _Carinarthettv shire conversational Welsh is jhoiieticallv, rati-,ci than etymologically, rendered, I should not hav» been a bit surprised, because Coc< 'sgyaydd, or Co'd 'sgynydd, who fluently spoken by a native, sounds very much like COST gvnydd,' which, therefore, undoubtedly ig a eor* ruption of tho compound word "coed-c^ CoNi 'Sgynydd.- But "Coecl 'Sgynydd is a term quite distinct from < coed-tan' (firewood) or 'Coed-ff wrn' (wood for burning in the brick-oven for bsking purpos^u^ and always signifies wood or sticks usad tl" light or regenerate ft coal fire in th grate. ''Sgynydd,' or 'Ysgynydd,^ means a mounter, and probably the word Coed '*gynyd* is used to signify the act of building up ib6 fire. I trust this wiU assist Towt up tracing the word t» its etynio.o^'Cft., spring, and that we shall, before L»on^. be favoured iu tho • Post Bag' with the true origi* of the word sgymdd' in its connection with lu»l, 1 have tried and failed to tc&oo it E!a i8»&c«.ovi;y to either 'ysgenu' (generate), 'yagym' (mount;, 'sugnu' (draw), or goscyutftaeo' (a fuel coir- ( BUTTL.H'.FL*