"BARDD CWSC." tl- The following appeared as a leading ar- ticle iit the "Liverpool Mercury" on Mon- day Those who have pleaded for a just recog- nition of the WeMi language in the schools I ai d law courts of Wales, and for the proper calendaring of Welsh works in the Briti-h » Museum and elsewhere, have often been j met with a challenge to produce some tan- ] irible evidence of the value of Welsh. If there is a Welsh literature, let it be trans- ) Inted, so that a discrinmating English; public can see its worth for themselves. There is a specious but superficial reason- i ableness about this demand which has h d f many, including some Welshmen, to imagine that t is unanswerable. Such an idea is en-' j tirely mstaken. In the first place, a food deal of Welsh literature is archaic, and, if j translated, would be appreciated only by I those readers who are willing to bring to its | perusal the studious care which must be bestowed on Chaucer or the Vision of Pier's Ploughman. And asecond difficulty of equal importance is the hopelessness which which may well be felt in attempting to translate a literature whose beauty is almost inseparable from its form. But, hard as the task is, it is being essayed by various hands, and the English reader who cares for such things has now at his disposal an excellent rendering of a famous Welsh book, 1 "The Visions cf the Sleeping Bard" (London, Simpkin, Marshall, and Co.). These "vis- ions" are allegories, written in remarkably virile prose, by Ellis Wynne, who was rector of Llanfair, near riecli, from 1711 to 1734. Very litle is known of the author except that in 1703—a year after the publication of De- foe's "Shortest Way with Dissenters," ar.d a year before Swift brought out his "Tale of a Tub"—his work made its appearance in I London, as a modest little volume of 150 pages under the title of "Gweledigaethau y Bardd Cwsc." But this one fact in his) career served to make his name a.s much a I household word in Wales as that of Bunynn is in England. The parallel happens to he more than usually true. Their subjects are j similar. Bunyan wrote of the dream in which he saw Christian make his chequered way to the Celestial City. Ellis Wynne de- picted his visions of the World,of Death, and j Hell Both wrote with a strictly moral pur- pose, yet both have such charm of style that their works have become literary classics. "No better model exists," observes Mr Gwyneddon Davies, to whose taste and skill we owe this translation of the ''Visions," "of the pure idiomatic Welsh of the last cen- tury, before writers became influenced by English style and method. Vigorous,fluent", crisp, and clear, it shows how well our lan- I guage is adapted to description and narra- tion." Like most great books, it stilt retains its human interest; its grim humour has kept its pungency, and its descriptive pas- sages are as vivid as when they were fit penned. Its obvious merits attracted tne attention of that wayward genius, George Borrow, who published a translation in l SGO. In spite, however, of this compliment, the "Visions" are little known among Ei.gli^h reaClers, and it will be instructive eo see whether the wider catholicity of taste which has been developed during the gener- ation that has intervened will give Ellis ynne his due phve in universal literature.
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FOOTBAJLI* = CARNARVON v. RHYL. The Oval, Carnarvon, was on Satur- day the scene of two football matches, the first being one between the Carnarvon Celts and the Ironopolis Reserves, the sec- ond between Carnarvon and Rhyl. The first match resulted in a draw, none of the teams scoring. Naturally, the greatest interest was taken in the second one, as it was a return League match. The weather was all that could be desired, but towards the latter part cf the game, it became rather threaten- ing. A few minutes before 3.30, when the kick off was to take place, the Carnarvon team made its appearance on the field, their new colours being red and black shirts, and blue knickers. Owing to some misunder- standing, their goalkeeper, J. Hughes, had to play in his "own clothcs As usual, a. rumour obtained currency in lie field to the elT.,ct that the Rhyl team had not arrived. but, happily, to this there was no founda- tion, and the eleven men from Rhyl were to be seen making their way to the field, each wearing a red and white shirt and blue knickers. Now, after all the players had arrived, each went to his own position as follows CARNARVON. J. E. Hughes. J. O. Williams. H. Evans. J. Griffith. D.S. Jones. R Pritchard. Morris. R. E. hoherts. D. J/Jnnes E. Williams. IV. Owens. 0 W.f Jones. 1. Williams. C. Jones. G Evans. S Parry T. Middleton. H. Middleton. Garrod Jones. B. Jones. Street. Glass. RHYL. The referee was Mr W. Price Smith, of Banger. Carr-irvon won the toss, and abcut 3.45 the ball was sent rolling by Charlie Jones. At the very beginning, Rhyl made a run towards the Carnarvon goal, but they failed to pass J. Owen, who sent the ball back. Aain, the visitors got possession of the ball, and another run was made by them towards their opponents goal, and this time they were favoured with a corner kick, which, however, went behind. The ball was kicked from the goal by J. Owen, and it | dropped near a Carnarvon man, who passect it to one of his colleagues, and a run to- "vards Rhyl goal was made. After very fine Ptav i'l front of this goal, D. S. Jones had his fling, but the ball went over. From the goal kick, Rhyl once more visited the other end of the field, and after some hard work in front of the goal, the ball was accidentally ■;hot by one of the Carnarvon men behind their own goal. This was a second corner for Rhyl, but this again followed suit v.th the first ore, and went behind. After this, the visitors' goalkeeper had some hard time of it, as tl'3 home team had made a clean run towards him, and were shooting for the goal all the time. However, they failed to .score, and in a minute or two after the goal kick was given, Rhvl was favoured a free kick, as the result of one of the other team fouling. The ball dropped some few yards from the Carnarvon goal, where one of rhe home team handled it, as the result of which another free kick was given them, which, however, brought forth no good fruit. At this stage, a rather unhappy incident o .• eurred, as the result of which the game was stopped for about five minutes. D. S. Jones, one of the home team, had been exchanging I some hot words with one of his opponents I since the commencement, and at this point, it got further than words. When it was realised by the spectators that Jones had received a blow, some hundreds of tium rushed to the middle of the field, and un- fortunately, took the greatest part in tbe row. Had the outsiders kept themselves cool, the game would have been proceeded with at once. But this they were L'nahle to do, and without thinking that their own men have to visit Rhyl again, thej rushed over the barriers, as stated above. When the visitors saw that this was how they were going to be treated, some of them made their way towards the gate. However, they did not leave the ground, and in about five minutes the game was resumed. Once more, let us say that had the spectators kept themselves outside the ropes, the match on Saturday would have not created a history to itself as it has done. To proceed with the match. Carnarvon made a run towards Rhyl gpal, but the left outside wing gave a "wide." After this, the home team pressed hard for some few minutes, and very fine play was witnessed in front of Rhyl's goal. Eventually, the Rhyl team managed to run up the ball towards their opponents' goal, and another corner kick was given them. A. splendid shot was given by a Rhyl man, the ball dropping in front of Carnarvon goal, and with the result that the Rhyl inside left managed to score the first goal of the day. After the re-start, Carnarvon made a good attempt to visit their opponents' goal, and Bob Edwards gave a magnificent shot which dropped right on the Rhyl cross-bar, and went behind. The visitors' goal-keeper sent the ball to one of his colleagues, and a run was made towards the homesters' goal. They bad another corner kick, and Jack Hughes saved a splendid shot, by fisting the ball out. The first to take possession of it was Will Morris, who passed to W. Owen, who again passed it o,i to E. Williams, but < ie Rhyl back managed to geli i. from Will- ms, and sent it living vo the middle of the field. In the course t a few minutes, both teams had each a free kick, but none of them'managed to score, and about 4.45 the referee blew his whistle for half time, the score being,
RHYL, 1; CARNARVON, 0. After the game was resumed, two or three of the home team kicked the ball towards their own goal, and it was difficult to sav at first whether they were aware that they were not to kick in the same direction as in the first half. However, this error was soon rectified, and Will Morris managed to run the ball towards the Rhyl goal, and gave a splendid shot, which dropped in front, but no colleague of his was there to take charge of it, and the Rhyl goalkeeper did not miss his opportunity. WiU Morris again got pos- session of the ball, and ran up towards his opponent's goal. This time, however, he found a master in the Rhyi full back, who managed to get it from him, and sent it to the middle. W. Morris was again after it, and succeeded to get possession of it. He made another attempt to reach the other end of the field, and when within a few yards he gave another splendid shot, but the left wing were again "too late." The two teams continued to play hard until the referee blew his whistle for "time up," the score still being RHYL, 1 CARNARVON, 0. ATHLETE.
WELSH JUNIOR CUP DRAW. The draw for the first round of the Welsh Junior Cup competition took place at Wrex- ham on Friday pvening, with the following result — Div ision 1: Llandudno Swifts Re- serves v. Carnarvon Ironopoli- St. Asaph v. Llandudno Victoria, Bangor" v. Penmaen- mawr Swifts, Rhyl Town v. Rhyl Amateurs. Division 2: Flint Reserve v. Wrexham Uii Boys, Rossett v. Stanley Villa, H ly.voil Ro- j
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ANGLESEY LEAGUE. A meeting of the above league's committee was held at Llangefni on Monday, to make fixtures lor the season. The first round ha.s been played, the result of which, as will be remembered, was that Llangefni was beaten by Beaumaris by 4 to 2; Amlwch by Menai Bridge by 2 to 1; and Llandegfan by Holy- head by 5 to 1. The second round stands as follclws:-Aiiilwcb v. Holyhead, October 20; Llangefni v. Llandegfan, October 23rd Menai Bridge v. Beaumaris, October 16th: 3rd round, Llangefni v. Menai Bridge, Nov- ember 6; Holyhead v. Beaumaris, Novem- ber 6: Llandegfan v. Amlwch, November C 4th round, Holyhead v. Llangefni, Nov- ember 20; Llandegfan v. Menai Bridge, November 20: Amlwch v. Beaumaris, Nov- ember 20 5th round, Holyhead v. Menai Bridge, December 18th; Llangefni v. Am- lwch. December 18th; Beaumaris v. Llan- degfan, December 18th. The matches will be played on the ground of the last-men- tioned team in each causes.
FESTINIOG SCHOOL BOARD. A special meeting was held on Friday even- ing, ?.Lr E. P. Jones presiding. A letter was read from Mr Dodd, head master of the Fe.-tniiog Intermediate School, asking for the use of the tools, &c., belonging to the higher grade school on Saturday mornings, classes for technical instruction for the boys in the intermediate school having been ar- ranged for those mornings. The request was granted. A letter from Miss Wynn Thomas, Bala, accepting the post of cookery mistress was read, and arrangements made for her to commence her duties forthwith. Sixteen applications were received for the LX vacant post of second master at the boys' higher grade school, salary £ 100 per annum, and on the motion of Dr Evans, seconded by the Rev J. R. Parry, Mr David Edwaxds, of the University College of Wales, Aberyst- wyth. was unanimously selected. Some dis- cission followed upon the desirability of ad- opting the facilities offered by the Post- ethce Savings Bank to t?ach thrift to tl e children, and it was resolved that the sys- tem be adopted in all the schools under tho control of the Board.
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CONWAY AND COLWYN WATER BOARD. MR BFGBIRD'S CLAIM. A meetirg of this authority was held on Friday at Conway, the Mayor (Dr R. Arthur Prichard) presiding.—The Cierk (Mr Parry), in reply to Mr Evans, said that arrangements were being made for die applications for a loan.—A letter was read from Mr Bugbird, the contractor, for the works, declining tc accept the offer of the board in final settle- ment of his claim, and expressing his wil- I lingness to refer the matter to arbitration. The board had offered :Uè'li on a claim of £ 1764.—Mr J. Roberts considered arbitra- tion preferable to litigation.—Mr Hugh Hughes was of the same opinion. The board had already lost thousands of pounds in law suits.—Mr Hugh Owjn thought that the contractor had already had too much of his own way, and had treated the board as child- ren. He (Mr Owen) was in favour of a thorough investigation cf the scheme from beginning to end, so that the ratepayers might, know how the money had been spent. He proposed that the board adhere to its original offer of £ 1280.—This was seconded. by Mr William Davies, who complained of the absence of a financial statement for the year ending March.—The Clerk explained that the delay was owing to there having been no audit on the part cf the Local Gov- ernment Board.—Mr Edward Roberts opposed to arbitration and in favour of pay- ing the full amount.—The Clerk said that the offer was £ 154 in excess or the certificate given by the eng;Te" Tho, Fngineor (Mr T. B. Harrington. C.E.) said there were about a dozen items in dispute between him- self and the contractor, only three or four of which were of any magnitude. He sug- gested that a deed of reference should be ,drawn up, embodying the disputed items, and submitted to some professional gentle- man to be mutually agreed upon. This could be done in a short time and at very %7 little cost.—Mr Hugh Owen r talked that ih6 original contract for carrying out the works was £ 21,000. and Mr Bugbird had al- ready been paid £ 29.000.—The Engineer said that Mr Bugbird h'.d rot received any- thing like that sum.—Mr Hugh Owen: I got the figures from the clerk.—Mr Bugbird said that if the board would pay him £ 1700 be would relinquish any claims he had for stoppages, and hindrances, and the works being extended over such a long period. He was not prepared to reduce the claim.—The I Chairman pointed out that there were no j particulars of the claim for £ 1764 10s 3d I which had been sent in hy the contrmtor. Mr Bugbird remarked that his reputation J as a contractor had suffered owing to the j long delay in carrying out the work through I circumstances over which the engineer and himself had not the slightest control.—The Engineer was of opinion that due diligence had been shown both by himself and also by the contractor.—Mr Bugbird; T am quite satisfied with that. I was entitled to an op- inion by way of exoneration.—It was eventu- ally agreed to refer the disputed items, re- presenting R638 14s 7d, to Mr Thomas Jones, C.E.—Replying to Mr W. Roberts, the Clerk said that all the calls had been paid by the constituent authorities—Mr Hugh Owen handed in a notice of motion to be dis- I cussed at the next meeting as to the cost of the scheme of bringing water from Cowlyd | Lake. i -.——————————.———
I PORTMADOC POLICE COURT. Friday.—Before Messrs R. M. Greaves (in the chair), J. R. PncLard. R. Rowlands, and J. Davier ASSAULTING THE POLICE.—Ellis Griffith was charged by P.C. Owen with being drunk and disorderly, and with as- saulting the informant. Mr William Geofge appeared for the prosecution. The I defendant was alleged to have been drunk and disorderly at Criccieth, and that he struck Owen. Evidence was given by Mr Robert Jones, builder, in support of the charge, and by John Pugh fcir the defenoe. —Fined 20s and costs, lis 6d. THE GAME LAWS.—William Wright, and R. Lewis, Criccieth, were summoned at the instance of Rickard Davies, Tanyrhiw- iau, Jor havging been on preserved lands in pursuit of glwe, on the 30th ul, MrCled- wyn Owen, Pwllheli, appeared for the pro- and Mr W^illiam George for the defence. The evidence showed that fendants let off shots at a covey of part- ridges, but no bird was then found to have b< en shot. The defendants were on the land, and V right carried a gun. A few days afterwards a workman found a wounded bird and a dead bird in the field. Tbe defence was that the d^fenants werE} not on the Ian in qustion; that they nsrer hot at the partridges, and that. thev were on the sea shore shooting at a pigeon, which whirled round, thinking it had fallen on the railway went in se arch for it. Whilst on the railway, the prosecutor appeared. A witness said that he saw no one on the field in question when the shots were heard.- The case was dismissed.
ser/i v. Caergwrle Wand-rers B:, eki, y Victoria v. Mold Reserve. Division o Druids Resrrve v. Adwy United, Rlios Albion v. Rhosengle Wanderers, Filesmere Rangers v. Bwlchgwyn, Erddig Albion ». Chirk Reserves. Division 4: Singleton v. Coles, Welshpool United T. Oswestry United Reserve, Derwen Rangers v. Newtown Re- serve, Hanwood Rovers v. Aberystwyth, Congregational United a. bye. Ties to be plaved on or before November 20, kick otf at :2.30,
Continued from Page 6 deliberations and controversies about prim- ary education. He did not think that was quite a sufficient reason. Others, again,, pointed out, what was perfectly true, that most of our legislators in both Houses of Parliament were rich men, who found in the public schools and universities and in the ox- i pensive private schools that led up tc th?m art admirable provision for their own sons and daughters, and the conclusion was de- duced that they did not take the trouble to consider the needs of the middle class, who could not afford the same expensive educa- tion. Although there might be some ele- ment of truth in this theory, he hardly thought it a sufficient explanation of the pre- sent condition of things. Then they were told that in England, unlike Wales, they had so many different interests and authorities to deaJ with that it would be a very ditnoui? task to reconcile them before proceeding to legislation with a view to unification. That was perfectly true. He remembered he wa* told before he ventured to recommend the appointment of the Royal Commission cn Se- condary Education that such a Commission would only hinder progress. He did not be- lieve that ;hat had been the result of the Commissior. He believed its effect had OP2 i to enormously reconcile differences by bring- j ing together the representatives of the var- ious interests concerned, and to prepare the way fer the satisfactory solution of a dim- cult problem (hear, hear). And he would remind that audience of the fact thnt on tht Royal Commission for the first time hi f ie history of this country they placed three w >- men members, in whose appointment h(, very proud to have been an instrument (ap- plause). Whatever the reason of the present condition of affairs in England, he thought there could be no doubt that we had many lessons to learn. Whether or not we should give, as Wales had given, great power in, o the hands of local authorities, it was i>.greed on all sides that at all events we needed a central authority too. If we ptriild not hare JI, Central Board like that in Wales or a c"n- tral university—for England was too big: for that-he hoped that those who controlled education would find it practicable to estab- I lish some representative central body of a consultative character. Such a body oueht to be of the highest value to those in author- ity. He was certain of this, that no De- j partment would be wise if it were jealous (f a consultative council, and he was also cer- tain that a council which need not in any way interfere with the Minister for Educa- tion or with this Department, but which should represent the great educational in- stitutions ofEngland and report from time to time what was being done, and give advice to the Department—such a council conld only impart strength and effectiveness to any Minister or any Department who might take up and prers: forward the work of organis- ing secondary education in England (ap- plause). What he felt in all he had been speaking about was the debt of gratitude ro I owed to Waes for the example she had set in these matters, and above all to the self- denying labour and earnestness of those who had forwarded tho great cause. He felt con- fident that the students who would "oe brought up there in future days would not willingly let die the memory of the men and W il women who had done so much in the last ten years to build the foundations of the splen- j did structure of the Welsh educational sys- tem (applause). At the conclusion of Mr. A eland's^ ad- dress Mrs Mary Davies sang the old Welsh I melodv "Llwyn Onn" with much pathos. Mr A. G. Vernon Harcourt said his ex- perience of university teaching had long taught him that college life was as profitable and enjovable for .girls as for men Co-edu- cation, as the Americans called the equal teaching of the sexes, was now an absolute success. There was nothing doubtful or an- certain about it. Mr Mackail said that in no country .is higher education pursued with greater i-i- dour and greater unanimity than, in ul"• It gave him pleasure to think that that struc- ture was not a mere dead fabric but a living organism striking downward and bearing fruit upward. The opening of that hall of residence was a sign of the growth of W elh education The older Universities had to face in f;ome form or another angry con- troversies respecting the sex problem, c-t it was the distinguishing glory of the Cni- versitv of Wales that from the first she de- termined that the sex problem should not exist, and that within her borders men and women alike should be human (laughter and applause). He was able on this occasion to join with his own congratulations those of his wife's father, the illustrious painter Ed- ward Burne-Jones—(applause), the re-crea- tor in form and colour of the legendary past cf Wales, one, too, who had followed the modern renascence of Welsh nationality with keen and practical sympathy, for never throughout his life had Burne-Jones forgot- ten his Welsh blood or ceased to love the j land off his fathers (applause). Mr T. E. Ellis, M.P., thought there were two forms of service performed by the new University Hall, the first a service to the State and the second a service to the Prin- cipality. If he was rightly informed, a larcc- proportion of the students whose privilege it would be to reside in that hall were normal students. They were preparing themselves for the work of primary teaching, mainly in Wales. So far he knew this was the only profession for which the State made a large and almost personal subsidy, and 4t gave th's subsidy both to pupils who were taught in in- stitutions established exclusively for the pur- pose of training teachers and also to primary teachers who mingled their lives and stu- dentship with those who were preparing for the other great professions. The State was evidently still in some doubt iq to which was the better training, but it offered a certain clue to its idea by giving the larger subsidy to the former class. He hoped that Mr Mac- Kail, from what he had seen in Wales, would now be able to bear to the Education Depart- ment a report which would have the effect, cf making the authorities feel that the sys- tem followed in Bangor WitS not less valuable than the normal system (hear, hear). The service that the University Hall performed to Wales was that it represented the unity of knowledge and social fellowship, and would enable them to attain to unity in learning, in organisation, and in spirit. He hoped the students within its walls would learn to know Wales, to respect its characteristics, its lan- guage, to drink of its spirit, to appreciate the glowing ideals an dhopes of its teachers and workerR, and to fit themselves for its I highest service (applause). Principal Reichel, in thanking the visiter"; for their presence and speeches, stated that he had received by telegraph the congratula- tions of the Aberdaro Hall, Cardiff, on the opening of the new hall in Bangor. The Hon. G. T. Kenyon, the Bishop of Bangor, Lord Mostyn, and many others had also .ent their congratulations. DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDING. The University Hall (women's hostel) was built by tHe Bangor Women's Hostel Com- pany, Limited (being a company of ladies and gentlemen interested in the educational progress of Wales) as a hall of residence frr the women students at the University Col- lege of Bangor. It is delightfully situated in Upper College road. Itis in the Queen Anne style, and is built of red brick and terra-cotta from designs by Mr Frank Bell is, of the firm of Grierson and Bellis, Bangor. The building consists of a basement and four stories, the main block being Hrmked ,.t either end by a wing placed at r.Mit angles. Through the building there runs a main co- xidor with staircases at either end. principal rooms on the ground floor are the dining hall, drawing-room, two common studies, housekeeper's room and office-, cloakrooms, dormitories, kitchens, &c. on the first floor are fine students' double study, bedrooms, six single, and cubicle acconimod- ation for nine. On this floor also is the In lV principal's suite of rooms, with heated linen rooms, bathrooms, etc. The second floor is practically a replica of the first floor, except •chat here is provided an isolated sickroom, with hospital bath for use adjoining. In the attic are servants' quarters, with box and store rooms. There is accommodation for "0 students. The gas fittings and electric bell fittings have been carried out by Messrs Francis Williams ad Co., Bangor. A special feature in the im rnal arrangements is tt;e Faience fireplace- throughout, from the spe- cial designs of the architect, and made, gether with nil the brick and terra-co,ta work, by Mr J. C. Edwards, of Ruabon, wuo, through his representative, Air Halsey, has taken considerable interest in the work. Ti e grounds contain two large tennis courts anri a croquet green. The cost of the structural portion of the buildings is £0000, an ad i- tiona) £ 200 having been expended on the 'grounds. The whole of the work has be-m carried out by Mr Evan Williams, of Garrh. danger. M