(I Some o.f the papers are still announcing that the Rev. Eiphel Lewis won the chair at Car- narvon. Mr. George wood, the well-known actor- vocalist, lost a £ 4-0 diamond ring in Newport ,the other day. A well-known commercial has said that there are more umbrellas sent to Swansea than to any other town he knows. .1.. pike weighing 211b. has been caught at Bala. The story has been told three time, and the weight is the same every time. Mr. Henry Owen, the author of "Gerald the Welshman" and editor of "Owen's Pembroke- shire, is a brotiier of Judge Owen. A.tlerman Tiiomas Rees says he. and his colleagues at the aldermanic-creseent are t-ha "ballast, not the brains," of Cardiff County Council. J Down at Fenyside one young ladv asked another, JWhere are you now?" to which the latter replied, "I am nowhere now, I am married." Carmarthen Baptists are moving with the tunes. Their annual treat is on Tuesday, and they had engaged Studt's merrg-go-round, swings, &c., for the whole day. Can. this be true? The "JNational Observer" says of the naming of the little Prince:- 'David,' as representing 'gallant little Wales,' was resolutely opposed for a considerable period." Amongst the wedding presents of the Hon. W. I1- D, Smith, and his bride were a. pair of silver salt cellars from the Earl and Countess of Jersey, and a silver-mounted blotting-book from Lady Wimborne. Besides Ford in Northumberland, St. Briavels in^ Monmouth, and Grej^stoke in Cumberland- all castles celebrated in the annals of history— Broohel Castle, in the island of R-aasay, near Portree, is also in the market for letting. The "Musical Herald" picks out a line from (Mr. Lewis Morris's eisteddfod ode — The- tiiunderous music of me emulous quires"—and says, in its compressed pioturesqueness, it is quite Tennysciiian. Two Penarth ladies were discussing a recent- divorce case, and one said, "That sort of cases should be heard in camera." Said the other, confidentially, "I can never make out how that is done; by the aid of photography, is it ziot i" A Llanelly marksman has just brought off a double event. He aimed for a "'bull's-eye" on the Stradey range, and hit it. The bullet- in its flight nearly caught a cow's eye as well, passing through the fleshy part of the neck. Mr. Thomas Cordes has taken the old turreted castle of Inglismalclie, Kincardineshire. The fishings and shootings have a high reputation. Close by are the imposing ruins of Edzell Castle. an old seat of the once powerful family of Lindsay, now the property of Lord Panmure. One of the reporters at the Albion Colliery inquest- forcrot to carry his hat with him when the room was cleared to enable the jury to deliberate in private, and he went about for illours hatless and thinking bad words. Two noteworthy weddings have taken place in the Barry district during the past week, a gentleman of 65 being- married to a blushing damsel of 24. The second was ain which the joint ages of the contracting parties did not exceed 32. The little Prince with many names is usually believed to be called David after the Patron Saint of Wales, but now someone comes for- ward with another theory, and declares the fhttle ohap can trace his ancestry right back to Iving David of the Scriptures. The Hon. W. H. Shortt and Mrs. Shortt, of Youngsville, Pennsylvania, have just cele- .,s brated their golden wedding. The lady is of Welsh extraction, and has many friends in Cardiff and other parts of Wales. Her career lias been a happy one, though Shortt! One of the historic cheques that have passed through the Bank of England bore the signa- ture of a Welshman—Mr. Gower. of Glan- ciova-n, in Pembrokeshire, some time chairman of the Great Western Railway Company. Whilst acting in that capacity he once signed a cheque for one million sterling. At the coming Edinburgh meetings of the British Association, jrrincipal Viriamu Jones will read a, paper on the determination of the ohm in absolute measure and in standards of low electrical resistance. Mr. W. H. Preeo-a III re will read papers on electric signalling without wires, &c. Dr. Haldane will speak on the immediate causes and prevention of death by suffocation after colliery explosions. Mr. Ivor Churchill Guest, the heir of Lord Wimborne, of Canford Manor, will celebrate the attainment of his majority in about a fort- night, at Canford Manor, where, doubtless, the tenantry and neighbourhood will have joyful cause to remember the occasion. Mr. Guest, who has been a second-lieutenant in the Dorset Yeomanry since 1891, was born on January 16, 21 years ago, so that the celebration is some- what late in the day. Some laughter was raised in the Probate Court on Thursday during the hearing of a will case- by the great number of persons named Roberts and .Tones that were referred to by some of the witnesses, whose names were ailso Roberts and Jones. The foregoing became so numerous as to cause his lordship, to say he was afraid, without great care was taken, they would lose them- selves amongst the Robertses and the Joneses. An observer of sounds has traced some of the phonetic peculiarities which exist in the Gwentian and Dyfedic dialects in the two pltioe- joames Llan-gatwg and Llangadog. Often where the Gwentian employs the hard the Dyfedic haS the soft dental. Thus, a Shir Gar man or a Cardi invariably says "odw" and "odi" I am, or I have," and "Yes, he or she is"), whereas in Glamorgan or Mon- mouth the words become "otw" and "oti." This is why we have the two forms Llangattwg and Llangadog, the former in Glamorgan and the latter in Carmarthenshire. We have Mcnte-Cristo with us still. In Lord Bute's castle gardens at Cardiff there is now growing a vine which will be a novelty in its way. It grows out of a large pot, and after shooting upwards for some feet it is trained outwards in all directions till it assumes the form of a large umbrella. A table divided in two halves closes on the handle of the umbrella-like vine, giving it the appear- ance of growing through a bole in the centre of the table. Round this table Lord Bute and his friends will sit, and they will reach up for the grapes and cut off just what they want. There is a touch of luxury about this method that is almost deliriously exhilarating, A somewhat unusual event took place recently at Silliwen Baths, Bangor, when two young girls, aged ten and fourteen respec- tively, members of St. Mary's Church, Bangor, were baptised by immersion in the sea. A large crowd lined the shore in the vicinity of the bathing vans, and all points of vantage in the woods and on the. cliffs adjoining were ocoupied hy a large number of people. The proooedings commenced with the s;ng.ing of a hymn, the ohoir of the church being present, after which the first portion of the service was read by the Rev. Edwin Jones, vicar of St. Mary's. The remainder of the service and baptism was carried out by tho curate! By all appearances Priory-street- has been visited by one of the plagues we read of in Biblical history. A fine specimen of the lizard made the acquaintance of Mr. John Thomas through his tap a few clays ago. and was honoured by a presentation to Mr. James Brigstocke, who intends sending it up to the Zoological Gardens. These miniature croco- diles are very fond of visiting the upper Priory-street folk, and many assure the "Welshman" that they could earn a decent living during the great depression if the town council would only offer Id. for every lizard's and tadoole's head caught in this way. In a little over a pint of water one man had no less than fourteen lizards, and now it is said that Mr. Brigstockfi's supply of filters has rua ottS. The Vicar of Swansea (Canon Smith) and Mrs. Smith have left Swansea for a few weeks' change. The "Morning Leader" tries hard to write "Taibach," but "Taiback" is the best our pink contemporary can do. "You ai-a fined twenty-one days or fourteen shillings," remarked an aldermanic justice to a prisoner at Newport Police-court. There are now nearly a hundred navvies There are now nearly a hundred navvies engaged upon the new dock works at Barry, but a large accession will be made in a week or two. A very cleverly written article and a capital port-rait of Councillor Edward Thomas ("Coch- farf") appear in this month's issue of the "Hauwr." Lord and Lady Swansea, with the Hon. Muses Vivian, on Friday arrived at Single- to ■> Abbey, where they will spend the next few months. I Lord and Lady Wimborne and the Hon. Elaine Guest left Arlington-street on Mon- day for Petworth, Sussex, on a. visit to and Lady Leconfield. One of the Japanese ironclads which will figure in the coming war is the Hiyei, built at Pembroke Dock in 1878. Her tonnage < 2,230, her horse- power 2,270, her speed thirteen knots, and she carries nine guns. The Swansea. Parish Church, authorities have now £ 7,000 in the bank towards re- building the structure. When another £1,000 is collected Canon Smith is prepared to advance £ 2,00ti, free of interest, so the re-building scheme may be commenced. M. Barbier's remarks are producing results. Inspired by his advice as to the potentiality of Welsh as a vehicle and instrument of the tender passion, a number of Cardiff ladies who are on the borderland of old maiden- hood have set their n-eads together with a view of learning the language of Eden. People going to Brecon this week should take their tobacco with them. There will be about 300 Calvinistio Methodist. ministers and about the same number of deacons discussing association affairs, and so many will be smoking the. pipe of peace that it is expected by Friday there won't be an ounce of the weed to be had for love or money. Billiards evidently have a charm for the members of the Radical Club at Pontypridd, for the receipts1 from the, two tables- last year, so it was announced at the annual meeting on Friday, were £50 in excess of those of the pre- vious year. This, however, re-presents the balance in hand, and without this increase r would be on the wrong side. If the Penarth Local Board would leave Sun- day golfing and Sunday boating' alone and devote their attention to the work of scavenging, which comes directly under their control, both residents and visitors would be more pleased. The beach, strewn, as it is, at neap tides with paper and all sorts of rubbish, is a. disgrace to any seaside resort. As the Welsh competitors were on the way to Bisley, and while the train -was in an English station, they struck up Land of My Fathers,' when at once a cry was raised of Here are the Welsh The crowd on the platform made a rush for the carriage, and till the train steamed a,way the Welsh marksmen were the sole objects of popular attention. The Great Western Railway Company have issued a small hand-book for tourists who are inclined to North Wales for their holidays. The pronunciation of Welsh place-names is given in some instances, thus Dogolley as "Dol- getliley." This is bad: still, it must be admitted 'tis a distinct advance on Abergeel, which is the North Western porters' equivalent for Abergele. Two sermons by eminent Welsh preachers are published simultaneously, one by Arch- deacon Howell on "Prayer as an Aid to the Life of Godliness," the other by the Rev. Hartwell Jones on "Religious Eclipse and National. Deoline." Mr. Jones is very severe on the progress of irreverence in A\ ales, to which he incidentally mentions "the columns of the Welsh press often testify." He warns Welsh Nonconformists of their attitude towards the great problem of religious education. One of those dreadful fellows who want to analyse everything writes thusly:—It is said that in the Welsh lanmiage there is no word for a "kiss," "cusa-n," the expression now in common use, being of comparatively modern origin and a form of the English word. The inference is that kissing was unknown in Wales before the arrival of the English. This is quite possible, for love itself, as now practised, does not date further back than the age of Romance in Europe. There are to be great doings at Canford Manor in a few days in celebration of the coming of age of the Honourable Ivor Guest, Lord Wimborne's eldest son. Mr. Ivor Guest (says the "Morning Leader") really came of age some months ago-Iio was born on January 16, 1873-Dut as he was travelling in India, at that time the festivities were postponed until his return. Lord Wimborne's fortune is entirely founded on the iron trade. It was his father," Sir John Guest, whose energy and fore- sight built- up the great Dowla-is Ironworks in South Wales which produced the moiv;y that has been spent with such a lavish hand on the house and grounds of Canford, in Dorset- shire. St. Stephen's, Caerwent,, is one of the oldest ecclesiastical foundations in Wales, an illus- trated article in "Church Bells" tells us, and forms a species of connecting link between Wales and some worthies of the New Testa- ment-, for Caerwent was the chief city of the Silures when Caract.acus (or Cara.dog) was King, who was afterwards taken to Rome. "It Is said that Caractacus and his family heard St. Paul preaching the Gospel at Rome, and that when they returned home from their cap- tivity they introduced Christianity to their own countrymen at Caerwent. The children of Caraotacus—Linus and Claudia- are supposed to be referred to in 2 Tim. iv. 21. There is a local tradition that the hero was buried about a mile from Caerwent." Another stab in the back for poor Taffy, this time in the "Standard" from one "Gwyllym Saes," Honeywell-road, Wandsworth, who says: —"Anyone conversant with Welsh life knows how stupid it appears in every-day conversation. One has come into, say, a Welsh village, and got to know certain Da/vieses and Lewises, but it is hard to recognise him who is spoken of as Gwyllym Ty-isaf as the Mr. Davies of yester- day, or Evan Llyn-cwm-llwch as the Mr. Lewis one met this morning. Why do not Welshmen take as surnames, legally and for good, the attri- but-al adjectives by which they are known? William Thomas, distinguished by Tynawern (the house in the wood), would always be identi- fied in William Tynawern, and David Morgan as David Poothlapant (Pwll-y-pant, the bridge over the river pool) would ever be correctly distinguished. W, ill 'Young Wales' utilise this suggestion? It might lead much earlier to a nation.' Whilst Daniel Rowland and Howel Harris —-those old Welsh worthies—were communing about holy things their children were busily engaged in the prosecution of much more ¡ worldly matters. The newly-published number of "Wales" contains a letter from young Harris to Miss Rowland, dated IJlan- geitho. November 17, 1768, in which he re- proa.ches her for marked indifference to his suit. Incidentally lie complains that- "at the opening of Lady Huntingdon's Chapel vour vary countenance- even despised tne, denying exchange of words, a very poor return for the mo-it honourable love that ever pos- sessed the heart of man," added to which the young fellow had heard his inamorata was engaged to the "master of the college." It will be interesting to learn from future numbers of "Wales" what success attended the love of "Your most affectionate, humble servant, N. Rowland." A Severn Tunnel hero ha-S just passed away at Liverpool in the person of Mr. G. O. Formby. Eleven years ago he gallantly lie-aded a party which descended the Severn Tunnel shaft to rescue 50 men suddenly imprisoned in the work- ings by the inrush of a. tidal wave during a gale which affected nearly all parts of the country. The water had extinguished the boiler fire of the winding engine on the bank and rendered the cage useless. As soon as the high tide began to recede a boat was lowered and launched in the tunnel by Mr. Formby, then a young engineer, and others. After considerable diffi- culty the workmen were rescued, only one life being lost, that being a man who fell off the shaft ladder under the weight of descending water which he unsuccessfully endeavoured to face. There is little doubt that Mr. Formby's plucky conduct on that occasion sowed the seeds of disease, which, after prolonged suffering, terminated fatally on the 22nd issfc, closing a osreeff of or and great prosaist,
LOCAL SUCCESS AT THE R.A.ffl. A PROMISING LADY STUDENT. Miss May Bailey, daughter of Mr. Jesse I e) r, of Abercarn, has during the present week taken a medal at the Royal Academy of Music for solo singing, and another for elocu- tion, and altogether has opened so far a most distinguished career. From her early childhood Miss Bailey gave evidence of artistic and musi- Miss MAT BAILEY, Abercarn. I cat faculties far above the ordinary run, and at ¡ fourteen years of age sang and acted the part of "Jacqueline" in "Rose of Savoy" in an entertainment given by the pupils of the Misses Ballant-yne and Heathcote for the benefit of the children's ward of the Newport Infirmary, and the performance was so full of merit all round that there was a strong desire on the part of the Newport people for the piece to "run a week. At fifteen years of age Miss Bailey passed the Senior R.A.M. Examination, and gained prizes for painting at local exhibi- tions. On leaving her school at Newport she proceeded to Brussels to take languages and painting, with the object of being an artist and to study under an old Flemish master, viz., Monsieur Le Gendre. Subsequently she went to the Royal Academy with the intention of furthering the piano, when the examiners fancied the voice and strongly advised her to cultivate it as the principal study. This advice was acceded to, and the pianoforte became the second study. Miss Bailey was invited to join the operatic class at the Academy, and got en so well that, having studied and played several partis (the chief of which was "Baucis" in "Philemon e-t- Bauci-s"), she was awarded a medal last year for operatic singing, and has added to that success by being awarded this year medals for both solo singing and elocution. I '¡j,,
THE NAYnrMANlffUYBES. MELANCHOLY EVENT AT MILFORD. On Saturday morning several divers belong- ing to the C. Blue Fleet, then lying in Dale Roads, Milford Haven, were down searching for a lost torpedo from H.M.S. Benbow. One of the divers—William Comdon, A.B from H.M. cruiser St. George (Captain Edmund of the divers—William Comdon, A.B from H.M. cruiser St. George (Captain Edmund S. Poe)—Jiad been down a few minutes, when Gunner George Jeans, who was in charge of the diving boat and apparatus, noticed an un- usual quantity -if air coming to the surface of the water, and t( Id the other diver, Thomas Cabe, to signal to Comben, who was then in about nine fathoms of water. He did so, and, receiving no, answer, Gunner Jean or- dered the man to be pulled up at once, and on removing the glass of Comben's helmet, found he was breathing slightly, was bleeding tt the nose, and had commenced turning colour. Staff-surgeon Hunter, of the Benbow, the nearest vessel, was sent for, and arrived before the unfortunate man was taken into the boat. The doctor used every effort to restore con- sciousness, but his patient never rallied, and died in an hour.-An inquest was held in the dockyard, where the body h&d been removed, before Mr James free, county coroner. Superintendent Evans, cc-unty constabulary, Chief-inspector Carter, Metropolitan Police; and a number of officers of the fleet were also present. The sad event stems to have east a gloom over the whole feet.—The evidence of Gunner Jeans showed that everything was done to ensure the safety of the deceased when under water, and he jfava it as his opinion that while walking along the bottom the deceased must have st joped to feel for the drift line, and thus lessened the qwetity of air, and must then have placed his hand to the valve of the hemet and opaned it, instead of closing it, as it was found open v hen the man came to the stirf-i--o.-The jury returned a verdict that deceased died from suffocation while diving to recover a lost torpedo.—On Sunday afternoon the remains of the ,b:eao"'cl were interred at the Public Cemetery, Pembroke Dock, with full naval honours, the hearse being followed by most of the officers and seamen and Marines, the latter forming a firing party. tnjiprwvi nmiiwimnii mmi 'lamiaim it*
COAL DUST IN MINES. SHALL EXPERIMENTS BE MADE IN SOUTH WALES. The reply given by Mr. Asquith to Mr. D. A. Thomas, M.P.'s question on Thursday last, whether the Home Office would cause experi- ments to be made in South Wales to illustrate the effect of coal dust in producing and inten- sifying explosions in mines, has caused <on- siderable dissatisfaction in mining circles. Mr. Asquith concurred with the opinion of the Royal Commission that no more experiments were necessary, but Mr. Thomas pointed out that these experiments had not been made in South Wales, and until the miners could see the results themselves they would not appre- cia-te the importance of the investigations made .Ive by Mr. Hall. In a subsequent conversation Mr. Asquith stated he had no objection to experiments being made in South Wales, pro- vided the expense was borne by the colliery proprietors of the miners' organisations who desired them. This is all very vo; ,l, and there is no doubt that both colliery owners and the miners' associations will readily con- tribute to any expense which may be necessary. Still, in a matter of such importance, and espe- cially after the melancholy occurrence at the Albion Colliery, we should have thoucht that the Government would have granted every facility to enable miners to witness the disas- trous consequences of coal dust explosions.
ASLEEP ON THE LINE. SENSATIONAL INCIDENT NEAR NEWPORT. A sensational incident occurred on the Great Western Railway between M-arshfield and Cardiff on Friday evening. While the passenger train which leaves Bristol a,t 6.8 p.m. was reducing the distance between the two places named the driver, William Thorne (who is one of the oldest engine-drivers on the Great Western Railway system.) noticed some- thing lying on the rails ahead. He imme- diately shut- off steam, the fireman put on the bra.ke. and the train was stopped just in. the nick of time, for upon jumping off the engine and going to the spot where the object was Thorne found that the obstruction was a man lying, asleep, across the metals. The slumberer was awakened, and for a time seemed quite dazed. '7 .hF
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MINERS PERMANENT FUND. CONFERENCE OF AUTHORITIES AT THE MANSION HOUSE. Owing to the inability of Lord Bute to pre- side over the conference of authorities of Miners' Permanent Societies and others interested in movements for relieving distress caused by accidents in mines on Friday afternoon at the Mansion House, the chair was taken by the Earl of Crawford, K.T., president of the asso- ciation. There was a large attendance of mem- bers present, and amongst others were Lord Tredegar, Sir David Evans, Sir Francis Powell, M.P., Mr. Alfred Thomas, M.P., Colonel Blundell, Mr. Henry Richards, Dr. Parry (Ferndale), Mr. Evan Owen, and numerous delegates from North and South Wales and I English districts. The Chairman, in opening the proceedings, regretted that peremptory duties had com- pelled Lord Bute to be absent that day. At the time the meeting was summoned 'no one could have foreseen that the district over which Lord Bute was president would be visited by a terrible disaster, second only to the Oaks explosion of some years ago. Their meeting must be considered as a meeting of condolence with those who were spared, and with those who were left behind by those who had perished during the past year. Of course, it wa.s inseparable with such a- business as that of the colliery business that accidents should occur. The larger number of accidents, he knew, occurred singly, but what always moved the public and also tiieir own hearts was when a large number of beings were suddenly swept away in a. moment of time by some action which, as a rule,, was never explained. It was a. curious thing that advance of science, that the advance of knowledge as to the best means of work- ing, the most modern applications of science in the getting of coal, to the winding of coal, to the haulage of coal, and even to the getting down of the mineral itself, had all been applied in the Albion Colliery. The matter was a. most serious one, and should be iveii serious attention to by all those who had to clo with the management of large colliery busi- nesses. The president concluded by reading the following resolution:—"That this confe- rence hetsiF tenders its sincere sympathy to the sufferers by the recent terrible accident at the Albion Colliery in South Wales, ex- press.e.s its thankfulness that the men who unfortunately lost their lives had all taken the provident precaution of enrolling them- selves as members of the Monmouthshire and South n ales Miners' Permanent Society, ant, trusts that the society will be generously assisted in meeting this most exceptional strain upon its resources." Lord Tredegar having seconded and Sir David Evans supported, the resolution was oarried unanimously. Mr. Louis Tylor (Cardiff) expressed the gratitude of the people of South Wales for the vote passed. REPORT OF THE COUNCIL. ml_- --J, J..l _1 _LL _1_L1.1 nut; rejjuru oi uie council was men SLLDIIIIDLPU and seconded by Mr. N. R. Griffith, of North Wales. The report showed that the total mem- bership of the societies was 299,027. The accu- mulated funds amounted to £ 525,672, and the revenue to £ 24-7,531. Th number of widows in receipt of annuities was 2,728, the number of children 3,940, and the number of disable- ment cases dealt with during the year was 39,917. There had been increases of 3,351 in the number of members, and of £ 37,059 in the accumulated funds, and of 1,588 in the number of oases of disablement. The total number of deaths amongst the members in 1893 was 475, as compared with 641 in the previous year. It was pointed out that all the statistics for 1893 were, as a matter of course, materially affected by the prolonged cessation of work at many collieries. The Thornhill disaster in Yorkshire was mentioned, and it was noted that, although the colliery was not connected with the Per- manent Relief Fund of the district, there had been received a sum sufficient to provide allow- ances larger than can be given by the per- manent societies. The report proceeded to state that the conference again met under the cloud of a great colliery calamity—the largest attri- butable to any similar disaster in England and Wales since the Oaks explosion in 1866. Ali the deceased were members of the Monmouth- shire and South Wales Miners' Permanent Pro- vident Society, which had, therefore, to bear the strain of the fifth great explosion occurring in succession in this coalfield. The Lord Mayor had kindly opened a Mansion House Fund, and the local efforts were strenuous, but the dis- trict had been so frequently tapped under cir- cumstances very similar—though not so disas- trous and on so great a scalp-that every effort would be necessary to obtain funds sum- cient to cover so appalling a disaster. Coupled with the thanks due to the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor for his kindness in permitting the holding of the conference of the association at the Mansion House, the coun- cil asked that there should be an expression of gratitude for his prompt response to a request from South Wales that he would assist in rais- ing the funds necessary to meet the distress arising out of the recent colliery disaster there. The report was unanimously carried. AGED AND INFIRM MINERS. The President then called upon Mr. Francis G. P. Neison, F.I.A.F.S.S., to read a paper upon a benefit for aged and infirm miners, the qualifications for the receipt of the allowance (5s. per week) being the attainment of age 65, and then incapacity for labour. The paper wound up with a series of practical recommen- dations for the management of "aged and in- firm" funds. Discussion followed. After a resolution had been passed, a note was read by the secretary, Mr. George L. Campbell, accompanied by a report of his paper presented to the conference of 1890 upon colliery disaster ielief funds since 1862 and the unexhausted surpluses. Mr. Campbell said it could not be too repeated that there was no Permanent Mansion House Fund for dealing with distress arising from mining accidents, and that throughout the kingdom there were no moneys immediately available for such a purpose, though there were large surpluses in existence. Three cases in which great national funds had been raiset since 1862 were the Hartley, the Oaks, ap the Abercarn. Concerning the administrate of these, Mr. Campbell in the note gave tu particulars, and in conclusion expressed opinion that a remedy for the existing sti*, of affairs was to be found rather in a alteration of the law than in any special ieK. lation for the amounts contributed bv public towards the relief of distress caused mining accidents. With safety it might stated with regard to all the funds establish since 1862 that there had been no misapp^1 tion of any surplus. The bulk of thein j have to be dealt with when public opinion a the law were in agreement as to how this co be done effectively. ELECTION OF OFFICERS. After the papers had been read the proceeded to elect the officers of the associat1^ for the ensuing quarter.—On the motion Lord Tredegar, Lord Crawford was re- to the office of president, and Mr. Ai r 34 Thomas, M.P., moved the re-election of the vice-presidents who acted last year. The motion was carried unanimously. After the council had similarly been elected votes of thanks to the Lord Mayor granting the use of the Mansion House, anc the chairman, having been passed, the procee ings terminated. -Á', 1:tn'"
PREPARATORY TEACHING. VICE-PRINCIPAL THOMAS, OF OXFORD, ON vVELSH EDUCATION Professor Ll. Thoma.s (vice-principal of Jess College, Oxford) on Saturday afternoon i tributed the prizes to the students at C>o House College, Rhyl, North Wales, and in course of his remarks dealt with the question Welsh education. He said :-It is impassible exaggerate the importance and the value of P j paratory schools. In every undertaking, a1' not the least in education, success depends very much sn the beginning. It is not that expect a great amount of knowledge to beincl cated at such schools—it is injudicious, and dangerous, to force youthful intellects—but right method's of acquiring knowledge cannot taught too soon. It is remarkable, consider1 » the importance of higher preparatory educatao > that it has always been ignored by the (5o"^e ment of the country. But it has not, thereto been neglected. It has passed into prita hands. This is not the place to talk politic > but, as I have mentioned the Govei ment, it may be as well very briefly to call attention to what it has done I higher education in Wales. Luckily, what;B been done is due to the action of both parties, so it may be freely criticised. first step was the establishment of the uni-fer, sity colleges. I have recently had_ the opp tunity of seeing the combined teaching these colleges under one roof. Its strength a variety are marvellous. No one could ever ha." imagined that so much talent could ever be 001" centrated in a little country like Wales. g st be presence of such men in the Principality mo3,, a continual stimulus to educational actlVl But, notwithstanding, there has always uneasy fear that the Government began wrong end. Its action has been compa,i'eCl that of an inexperienced housemaid who tries light a fire from the top. It is quite ce, ^e3 that if the preparatory and intermediate stag are not attended to there will be no na't material on which this superb machinery c work. Perhaps it was the consciousness this which hastened the passing of the In g mediate Education Act. Whether the 4- necessary or not is much disputed, but it J1 be safely said that, if wisely administered, may be beneficial. But if it is used to or supersede the old grammar schools, have done such good work in the past, to -bid courage classical studies—above all, to for ø. religious education and instruction, it will D failure. These objects will not be _negle° The demand exists, and the supply is^ snr?i)ey follow; but, like preparatory education, will pass into private hands. We shall t witness the sad spectacle of elaborate and c | plicated machinery, machinery which is 0 of t no real work. Let us hope that by wise use old institutions, by liberal lines of study> large concessions to religious convictions, 9^ useless dissipation of energy, such wanton of power may be happily spared. .J,-
WILL OF THE LATE REf. W. BRUCE. j The will of the Rev. William brother of Lord Aberdare), of Brynder Usk, Monmouthshire, who died on Marcn jj. was proved on July 12 by Douglas Close mond and the Yen. William Conybeare P Archdeacon of Monmouth, the son, the a^afce executors, the value of the personal e' amounting to over £ 31,000. The testator all the mines and minerals in the parish^j^t Aberdare and Llanwonno, Glamorganshire he has power to appoint under certain se ^jg i. lr.ents and his father's will or otherwise t0-ri)r V son, William Conybeare, subject to his one-third or the net income each to his brotw^ ( Alfred Crawford and Charles Rowland tie.^ for their respective lives. There are ^^jl- legacies and provisions for his wife a-nd dren, and legacies also to executors, sefv d and others. As to the residue of his rea oil personal estate, he gives one-third eael, Ifroci trust, for his sons, William Conybeare, A Crawford, and Charles Rowland Henry- --=-
STIIANG-S SUICIDE OF A GIRL-^ On Saturday a warehouse girl, named i Bosomworth, in the employ of Mr. A- worth, M.P., committed suicide at eeJ1 under peculiar circumstances. She had JJ) teased by the other girls as to her cofflP^ paJe* they giving her the cognomen ox Pretty face." This preyed on her mind, oi leaving the mill she purchased a quant1 carbolic acid and drank it while in bed- was removed to the infirmary, but died In a. minutes. _&&&*
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