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THE AULD BRIG OF AYR.

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THE AULD BRIG OF AYR. Appeal by Lord Rosebery. On Tuesday night Lord Rosebery addressed a crowded meeting in Ayr Town Hall to raise funds for the preservation of the Ayr Auld Brig. He said the brig in question was excellent for pedestrians. He had tested it himself that day. It was of historical and hoary antiquity, and had been consecrated by the greatest of all Scottish poets. They had the auld brig, and they were bsund to preserve it. in the first place the responsibility of getting subscriptions necessarily rested with Ayrshire, for there Burns spent five-sevenths of hi3 life. The responsibility also rested on Scotland. If everyone who attended Burns dinners and made speeches about Barns, recited poems about Burns, and drank whisky in honour of ) Burns gave a shilling or sixpence to the central fund, the coffers would be overflowing, and thfy would have to gild the auld brig in order to expend their fund3. He appealed, too. to a wider audience—to those who honoured the essential dignity of manual labour. All those who worked with the hand could not fail to feel that their calling was raised and honoured by the immortal husbandman, who was also a, poet. Thera was one historical allusion con- nected with Ayr which he should like to take I notice of. Next year they could cele- brate if they chose the second centenary of the treaty of the Union with ELgland-a. treaty which had been beneficial to Scotland. There was one remarkable fact that the burgh of Ayr was the only burgh m Scotland that petitioned Parliament on behalf of that Union. The Chancellor, when he gave the Royal consent to the Union, said contemp- tuously or half pathetically, There is the end of an old song." It was the end of one old song. It was the end of the Scottish Parlia- ment. When Lord Seafield uttered that sneer, for sneer it was, he forgot that there were I many old songs that were the property of the common people of Scotland, songs rude, often I coarse, some obscene, and he cotlld not know because he could not foresee that within th e century of the treaty of the Union these songs were to be revived and hallowed and tra.nsmitted from baser metal into gold by the sublime alchemy of a great magician. (Cheers.) He was not inclined to think that either Ayr or Scotland or the worshippers and enthusiasts ot Burns would allow the stigma. to rest upon them of permitting to be destroyed for want of a small sum of money the monument to which he devoted one of the most immortal of his poems. (Loud cheers.)

TREDEGAR SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION.

Death of the Rev. G. A. Jones,…

- PIT CAGE SMASH.

---INTREPID SPORTSWOMAN.

:'MINERS FIGHT MR S. T. EVANS.

MR S. T. EVANS UNDISMAYED.

LADY SUFFRAGETTES ARRIVE.

DOCTOR JUSTIFIED.

WORLD'S LARGEST VESSEL.

I MR BELL, M.P., & SOCIALISTS.

A Cardiff Romance. 4-

PONTYPOOL FREEMASONS.

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