1 LITERARY NOTES. The newest of Education Act manuals is a handy shilling volume by Mr Beriah G. Elvans, entitled "Llawlyfr y Oymro, ac Arweinydd yr Ymneillduwr i Ddeddf Addysg 1902." In addition to being a valuable handbook replete with informa- tion on Welsh education matters, especial- ly concerning the application (or not) of last year's Education Act, it has the ad- vantage of being prefaced by a masterly treatise by Mr Lloyd George, containing IÚs views of the Act, made known in the. famous Manifesto and in the subsequent speeches at Cardiff and elsewhere. Mr Evans, who is a veteran in this department of literature, tells the, story of Welsh edu- cation in a very interesting manner in the first two chapters, illustrating his narrati 1e with instructive figures and diagrams. Then follow the provisions of the 190*2 Act, with exhaustive expository note}!, given with special application to the working of the Act in Wales. The book is well produced, and forms an in- valuable guide to all Welsh educationists. The March number of "Temple Bar" con- tains a. paper on "Dante's Sordello" (who is also Browning's), by Miss Bowles Fripp; Canon Staveley contributes recollections of General Sir Robert White, with original letters; Mr Dutt writes of "The Maguj of the Marshes;" Mr Charles Oliver describes a Paris restaurant called "Vidrequin'sand "The Childhood of the German Emperor" in- cludes anecdotes of the Empress Frederick cludes anecdotes of the Empress Frederick and her father-in-law, the Emperor William. Fiction is represented by "Casa Grande," a story of thf "Wild West," by Mr Stewart Clarke; "The Coward's Wife," by Mr Oxen- den; "A Commonplace Story," by Mrs Baa- mer Williams; "Adam," a rustic sketch, by Miss Bolton; and the continuation of Mr Sid- ney Pickering's serial—"The Key of Para- dise." "Mac riillan's Magazine" for March contains the opening chapters of a new novel by Mr Stephen Gwynn, entitled "John Maxwell's Marriag?." The plot is taken from an inci- dent recorded in the annals of an Irish family, .md the story incidentally suggests as a background the Ireland of the Penal Laws and the Volunteer movement. "A special Correspondent" writes on the career of "Mon- sieur De Blowitz," and Mr T. E. Kebbel gives a sympathetic account of "The Quarantine Kennels," for dogs coming from abroad, near Mitcham in Surrey. Mr J. L. Etty contri- butes the sixth of his "Studies in Shakespeare's History." the subect. being Julius Caesar. "A Day of Best," by Mr Andrew Marshall, describes a Sunday in Southern Mexico, where the fourth Commandment is read, "Six diays Shalt thou labour and do all thy work, and oil the seventh siialt thou make up thy books." "The New Volapuk" by "Peveril Jolliffe," is an imaginary sketch, with amusing results, of an attempt to introduce a "new and more effective language," and "A Forgotten Jes- ter," by Mr John Fyvie, deals with the life and works of Douglas Jerrold. The number closes with a description of "The Abyssinian Army," which is specially interesting at a moment- when the forces of Great Britain and those of Menelik are acting in concert against the Mullah. "The Social Unrest," a volume of Studies in Labour and Socialistic movements by Mr J. G. Brooks (now published by the Macmillan Co.), is one of the most notable of many American contributions to the literature of this subject. It is primarily an analysis of the community's tfemper of mind, and Mr Brooks b.ises his conclusions upon the pri- vately expressed opinions of many capitalists, working men and skilled observers, on the various questions handled. The two essen- tial facts to him are, first, that capital, which by organised combination now regulates com- petition, resists labour's attempt to regulate similarly the struggle for work; and secondly that the gulf beween wealth and poverty is daily widening, while the poor through edu- cation are daily growing more conscious of the fact. He sees the only possible alterna- tive to a socialism mat will seek to control the natural monopolises and the grwii sources of supply in a. fuller recognition of partner- ship between organized capital and organized labour. The alternative, practical as opposed to thearetic socialism, is closely studied in its European workings, and he 3hows how far practical experience has miti- gated socialistic theory. On the other hand, the author can point to an hicreasng reason- ableness among the trades union leaders, and something of a new spirit in the younger capitalistic enterprise. America stands for modern industr'^Iism in its extreme develop- ment, and the special application of the book to American problems adds therefore to its logical completeness.
BANGOR SCHOOL BOARD, Principal John Price (chairman) pre- sided over the monthly meeting on Wed- nesday evening. The other members pre- sent were the Rev W. Edwards, Dr Richard Jones, Principal Silas Morris, M.A., Messrs H. 0 Hughes, and Charles Pozzi, together with the Clerk (Mr A. C. Downes). THE LOG BOOK TROUBLE. The Clerk reported that. the instructions of the Board with regard to the erasure of an entry in the log-bock of the St. Paul's School hiid been carried out by him. It was intimated that a letter had been re- ceived on the subject from Mr T. J. Wil- liams, the headmaster, but before its con- tents were divulged, a discussion occurred, the Rev W. Edwards proposing that it should not be read.—Mr H. O. Hughes moved, and Principal Silas Morris seconded an amendment, to the effect that the let- ter be read, and it was carried by the cast- ing vote of the Cl-iairi-tian.A letter, which was addressed to the Clerk, was as fol- lows: -Li,ing received copies of the resolutioil, passed by the School Board, I hereby afiord you full access to the log- book in compliance therewith. At the I same time I deem it my duty to point out that the action proposed to be taken by you at the instructions of the School Board is ultra vires and contrary to law. I make this statement after having the advantage of a legal consultation and counsel's opin- ion. The new Code. 1902-3, Appendix II., states 'There must be no erasures nor in- sertions.' Appendix 11., 34': 'Entries in the log-book should be made by the head teacher. No entry should be made by other persons except by the correspondent at the elose of the school year, by the managers who check the. registers perio- dically, and by the Inspector.' As I am held personally responsible for the log* book to the Board of Education, I hereby make a formal protest against the action proposed to be taken by you on the in- structions of the Board."—The Board did not take any action in the matter, and presumably the controversy is ended. THE HffiAEL NEW SCHOOL. The Board of Education wrote approv- ing the plans of the proposed new school at Hirael. Mr Glynne Jones also wrote asking the Board to take into considera- tion the early completion of the purchase of the site.—The Clerk informed the Board that tenders were being invited for the work.—It was agreed to inform Mr Glynne Jones that the Board would proceed with the purchase of the land as soon as pos- sible.—Mr H. O. Hughes complained that the work had been delayed for eighteen months, and the land, he pointed out, might be sold to builders.—Rev W. Ed- wards thought that the Board should obtain the sanction of the Board of Edu- cation before purchasing.—After Mr Lloyd Jones had pointed out that the Board had already committed itself to buying the land, it was decided to complete the pur- chase provided the treasurer advanced the money. THE G LAN ADD A INFANTS' SCHOOL. A communication was received from the Board of Education approving of the plans of alterations at the Glanadda Infants' School. RESIGNATIONS. Miss Katie E. Jones resigned her post as ex-P.T. at the Garth School, and Mus May Williams the position she holds at the St. Paul's School. The managers were instructed to make inquiries in order to fill the vacancies. COULD NOT LIVE ON JB40 A I-EAR. 0 A letter was read from a teacher com- plaining that he could not live in Bangor on the B40 per annum which was paid him by the Board, and he asked that it should be raised to £ 50 per annum.—-The Board declined to augment his salary. THE ST. PAUL'S SCHOOL-HOUSE. It was decided to lower the rent of the St. Paul's school-house to £ 8, and the Clerk was instructed to apply for a reduction in the assessment. A complaint was received that the house was damp. HEAD TEACHERS' SALARIES. Application for increased salaries by Miss Morris and Miss Griffith, head teachers of the St. Paul's Infants' School and the Garth In- fants' School, were referred to a committee. QUESTION OF NOTICE. Mr H. 0. Hughes directed attention to the case of Mr Thomas Williams, a teacher at the Garth School, who, he alleged, had left the employ of the Board without giving notice. If the Board allowed the matter to pass unheeded they would stultify themselves and render themselves liable to be treated in the same manner on some future occasion. It would be a dangerous precedent, and the Board should not condone such conduct.-Re- plying to the Chairman, the Clerk stated that Mr Williams had been paid his salary up to the time he laft the service of the Board.—It was decided to discuss the matter at the next meeting, the Clerk being instructed to place it on the agenda.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. "EDUCATIONALISTS AT BANGOR." Sir. I have to thank Mr Roome for affording me a whole evening's amuse- ment. His letter under the above title was most. entertaining, some portions bein ludicrous in the extreme. I could imagim him regarding himself with complacency after giving vent to such bombastic ex pressions. Of course, if Mr Roome chooser- to write absurd letters, he is at perfe t, liberty to do so. It hurts nobotly-b,-It himself. T There is one paragraph which, I presume Mr Roome considers an answer to the very simple question I asked in a former lett Does he really consider it such r On second thoughts I am inclined to believe it s one of those little jokes of which Mr Roome is so extremely fond. He cannot, and darp. not, attempt to answer that question. L?t your readers, Mr Editor, judge for them- selves. Personally, I have no wish to keep alive public interest in this subject. I am disgusted with the whole business. How- ever, if Mr Roome is really so very anxious to bring this matter up a.nd to discuss the merits and demerits of the case. I am pe fcctly ready to satisfy him. My former question admits of but one answer. Ther"- fore I challenge him to reply to this. How does Mr Roome, as a member of the National Union of Teachers, look upon the matter from a professional point of view ? To do him justice, sir, he did present your readers with two brilliant gems of wisdom. Here they are (1) That School Board members should possess any know- ledge whatever is a "totally unexpected" contingency; (2) "Accurate knowledge," and) Mr Roome spell one and the same thing. After this there need be no lies1- tation as to the constitution of the new Education Authority for the city of Bangor. With Mr Roome's permission, I shouid I like to .recommend him, before he again I passes judgment on the work of others, to study the art of writing simple, clear, straightforward English.—I am &c., T. WILLIAMS. THE MAITISHK-AJ jv-, AND LICENSING. Sir,—W hilst eveiy right-minded person,, whether a total abstainer or not, must sympathise with the magistrates in' their endeavour to promote sobriety, one may be pardoned for expressing a doubt as to whether the policy of reducing the number of licences—a policy that seems to be in vogue all over the country—is the best way of attaining the object desired. I have had conversations with several magistrates upon this question, and their reasons for reducing the number of licensed houses may be briefly put. thus — (a) That by taking some licences away the value of the remaining ones is thereby in- creased and' makes the licensees watchful as to whom they serve upon their premises, (bl That the result is a visible improvement, that sobriety is undoubtedly on the increase, and that therefore they ought to persevere. The first argument will be admitted by overybody, but that the second is purely hypothetical must also be admitted, and I am going to leave the public to judge between religion and edu- cation on the one hand and the watchful landlord on the other as to which is the. greatest factor in bringing about the pre- sent improved condition of things as re- gards sobriety generally. But, sir, allow me to enumerate a few of the arguments against the policy: (a) It is unjust, because in several cases a grievous wrong is inflicted upon a private individual, and it is doubtful whether that can be justified even in th interest of the community were it certain that it would be in the interest of the community —without some kind of compensation. I am not prepared to argue that the tax- payer should proviso .1,<> compensation. I am strongly of opinion that the trade itself should do so. It is undoubtedly the richest trade in the country, and one also in which the amount of wages paid bears the smallest proportion to the profits made of any other trade, and since the remain- ing licensees are the sole beneficiaries through the loss of a licence they should be the compensators. Take a small village where there are two public houses strug-. gling for existence, too poor to have a de- cent fire. One day one of them goes, and what was a poor living for two becomes a good thing for one. Result, a nice clean house, cheerful fire, better drink and a bet- ter class of customers, and more trade than was done by the two before, (c) By reduc- ing the number of houses the way is paved towards the creation of monopolies, and a monopoly in any trade is a danger to the community. For instance, if there were twenty public houses in a town, say of 2000 inhabitants, no brewery would ever think of buying them, as the cost of main- tenance, managing, licences, &c., would be too much, but if they are reduced to five or seven they are snatched up at prices out of all proportion to their structural value or position; thus the trade is gradually getting into fewer hands. and even they will combine Cole of these next days, and then there will be an octopus in the country with its tentacles reaching everywhere, which will be all-powerful both in Parliament and out of it. Pause, your worships. If anything is required to bring this matter home more strongly consider the alacrity with which the big brewers are giving up licences. These people are hard-headed, business people, who have made colossal fortunes, every one of them. Do you imagine that they are giving up anything by giving up these licences ? Is it believed that they are going to brew one barrel less beer as a re- sult? Not they. They are getting off* paying some hundreds of pounds for licences and hundreds more in wages. That is all. The last argument against is this. By reducing the number of public houses, the number of habitues are gathered to- gether more,—that is to say, a man is more likely to meet a number of friends at any given house. Add to this the ter- rible system o "standing drinks," as it is called, and the deplorable result is that a man who goes in with the firm intention of having only one drink, has to take half-a- dozen, or at least to pay for half-a-dozen, because on his entry he is asked by a friend what he will have, and he becomes at once one of the company. If he is a sensitive man he will not go out until he has stood a "round." Thus for one or two doubtful arguments for the reduction of licences there are many more against.—Yours, &c., JUNIUS.
FUNERAL OF DR.JOSEPH PARRY. The funeral of Dr Joseph Parry took place at Pen rth on Saturday, and was at- tended by sympathisers from all parts of the Principality. It was estimated that no fewer than 7000 people were present. The principal mourners were:—Mrs Joseph Parry (widow), Mrs E. W. Waite and Miss Dilys Parry (daughters), Mrs Haydn Parry and Mrs Mendelssohn Parry (daughters-in-law), Mr E. W. Waite, Barry (son-in-law); Alderman William Watkins, ex-mayor of Swansea (father of Mrs Mendelssohn Parry); and Mr C. Wil- liams, Tenby (brother of Mrs Haydn Parry). An impressive service was held at Christ Church, where Dr Parry had praved and sung and worshipped for many a long year. An eloquent address was delivered by- the IWv H. Elvet Lewis, Lon- don. INTERVIEW WITH SIR ALEXANDER MACKENZIE. A correspondent of the "Western Mail had an interview with Sir Alexander Mackenzie at the Royal Academy of Music. "I think his death a very great loss in- deed," said the principal. "There is no question as to the great abilities he pos- sessed, a fact I can emphasise not merely from having adjudicated with him at Eisr teddfodau or from having heard many of his compositions, but because for two years I was co-examiner with him in music at the Welsh University. His faculty for orchestral scoring was really remarkable. "You don't think his music suffered by reason of his early disadvantages in the way of general scholarship?" "I think not," said the principal, re- flectively. "I mean that what was natur- ally in him could not but come out. Pos-, sibly. it might have had the effect of cir- cumscribing his enthusiasm somewhat. Dr Parry's- want of restraint was rathei a national characteristic than a fault. It is the one point of all others that we are continually preaching. Here in England it is necessary to drive the quality of en- thusiasm into musicians, whereas it has to be, in a measure, driven out of the Welsh. So far as singers are concerned, the result of excessive emotional fervour is that they sing out of tune. Dr Parry," continued Sir Alexander, "was certainly a skilful artist, and although he was outside the current of musical progress down in Wales his knowledge was wholly up to date, whilst his ideals were certainly lofty. His achievements were in many way:, wonder- ful."
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i DO YOU KNOW CARNARVON AND DISTRICT. That Mr Robert Davies, Menai Bridge, whose munificent gift of R-10,000 to the Orphanage at Bontnewydd', was at one time the proprietor of the Vulcan Foundry, Car- narvon, which is now owned by Messrs H. Owen and Son? That Mr Davies is by profession an en- gineer? That at a meeting of the Chora] Society on Tuesday night it was stated that the late Dr Joseph Parry was the only man of genius Wales had produced? That this was no doubt a lapsus linguae? That the speaker meant. to say that .r Joseph Parry was one of the greatest geniuses Wales had produced? That at some of the churches and chapels of the town on Sunday the late composer's famous hymn-tune "Aberystwyth" was sung? That the late Dr Parry when on a visit to Carnarvon was often the guest of Dr and Mrs Parry, Ty Xewydd? That two of the Carnarvon football club have been selected to play with the West team against the East at Llandudno on Mon- day next.? That these players are Robert Edwards, left full back, and R. Oldfield, left half back? That the Marquis of Anglesey has accepted the presidency of the North WaJes Hor: Show? That Mr Ernest Pugh, of Lloyd's Bank, has been appointed to succeed Mr Herbe't Rees as auditor? That it is said that the menu of the St. David's dinner to be held at the Sportsman Hotel is to be in Welsh? That a Welsh song is likely to be rendered during the evening in honour of the Patron Saint? That if this be true Carnarvon St. David's Dinner Committee axe to be congratulated on their patriotism? That it is rumoured that a number of well- known gentlemen are negotiating for the pur- chase of the Union Foundry? BANGOR AND DISTRICT. That several local justices are very fond of putting questions direct to witnesses and de- fendants ? That, according to magisterial etiquette, all queries should be put through the chair- man of the bench, whose opinion he voices? That Colonel Lloyd made a very favourable impression at Menai Bridge on Monday, getting through the business in good time? That Mr W. George made an interesting in- I troductory speech? I That, judging by the figures adduced in favour of the renewal of the licence of one of the houses at Llangefni, public-house keeping is by no means an unprofitable calling? That as the result of the complimentary concert held last week a sum of L30 has been handed over to Mr Lem. Roberts, whose musical career in London wil be watched with the greatest interest by his many friends? That there was some plain speaking at the annual meeting of the Liberal Association on Friday? That Dr Evans, the president, did not mince matters? That he strongly urged the need for better organisation ? That a prominent tradesman said that he had been in Bangor for ten years, had always ] voted Liberal, but was never asked to join the Association ? That the police summarily ejected an "expectorator" from the court room on Tues- day week? That he is tb", second person to be so treated? That the ISlenai Bridge licensing bench on Monday sat until 7.30 p.m.? That the citizens of Bangor will have an opportunity of celebrating the memory of the patron saint of Wales, despite the rather un- willingness of the City Coancil? That a. banquet is to be held at the Albion Hotel on Wednesday, March 4th, Colonel Savage, V.D., having consented to preside? That the first decision of the Bangor licen- sing magistrates on Tuesday, the extinguish- ing of two licences at LlcJifairfechan, caused a good deal of surprise? That one solicitor arjjued that a certain house was wanted or else it would not be in existence? That the bench thought otherwise? That a resident of Bethesda, when asked to support his mother, urged that he was unable to work owing to "chronic melancholia" ? That the Guardians, at their last meeting, declared that the melancholy one must work if he wanted to recover? That Mr T. H. Roberts, University College, and Mr A. Mytton, formerly of Bangor, were included in the Welsh international hockey team, which was defeated by Ireland at Limerick on Saturday? That the Mayor of Bangor is to preside at the Foresters' forthcoming concert at the Pen- rhyn Hall? That the services of his Worship in similar capacities are in great demand, and that he makes an ideal president? That the Foresters are determined to make their concert a success, and that they have a representative list of patrons? That the Marquis of Anglesey delights to render pecuniary* support to deserving insti- tutions, such as friendly societies, &c. ? That these societies are a boon to the work- ing classes, and reaJIy merit the support of the wealthy? That the Corporation Bill was presented to the House of Lords on Tuesday and that there is no indication of opposition, a fact pleasant for the overburdened ratepayers of the city, who are already viewing with appre- hension the approaching heavy increase in the general district rate to meet the deficiences of the several accounts relating to the pier and the electric light works? That interest during the week has been centered chiefly in the work of the licensing sessions ? That the extinction of certain licences, which were clearly not needed, was a fore-' gone conclusion? That there were as usual on the bench some justices whose appearance at petty sessions is extremely rare and whose faces are some- what unfamiliar? That owing to an accident Mr Thomas Roberts, one of the most regular attendants at the sessions. has been unaitale to attend to his magisterial duties or from acting as deputy chairman of the Bangor and Beau- maris Board of Guardians? That the Talybont Parish Council nas revived the agitation for the construction of a railway station between Aber and Bangor? Thai the Penrhyn estate has been ap- proached upon the matter? That there seems no indication of any im- provement to the approaches to the railway station at Bangor ? That good progress is being made with the construction of the new pier at. Menai Bridge? That a Bangor firm has been fortunate enough to secure the contfact. for the greater part of the ironwork required? That rumours are current that a. second line o s earners is run -n coming season T^erpoo! to the Menai Straits? a„ e suddenly failed on Monday .night!
I EPISCOPAL PATRONAGE IN WALES. A notice of motion in the House of Lords stands opposite the name of Lord Stanley of Alderiev bearing upon the patronage exercised by the Bishop of Llan- daff in dioceses of Bangor and St. Asaph. Lord Stanley proposes to ask Earl Stanhope if he can justify the act of the Ecclesiastical Commission under his predecessor, by which in 1861 the patron- age of 24 benefices situated in the dioceses of Bangor and St.. Asaph, and belonging to the bishops of those sees, was trans- ferred to the Bishop of Llandaff, not- withstanding the divergence of the languages spoken in North and South Wales; and the fact that the "magni- tude of the see" had been largely in- creased prior to the. transfer, and other circumstances which militate against the transfer; and whether he will take into his consideration the necessity of obtain- ing powers to rectify this transfer by the restitution on the occasion of the next vacancy of the. See of Llandaff of this patronage to the North Wales sees, and to present, petitions from the Archdeacon- ries of Bangor and Merioneth. i- —
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LOCAL NEWS. Portmadoc. DR. JOSEPH PARRY. In most of the chapels, on Sunday, special tunes and hymns were sung in memory of the late Dr. Joseph Parry. THE PURITANS. The Rev. J. R. Ellis (W.) gave a lecture on "The Puri- tans" at Garth Chapel Schoolroom oil Monday. ACCIDENT. Whilst unloading beer barrels from a float, Mr David Hughes, servant in the employ of Mr G. E. Ro- berts, New Shop, fractured his arm. THE STORM.—The heavy gale that prevailed on Tuesday brought down some of the telegraph poles and wire on the Festiniog Railway on the Embankment, and the heavy rains caused the Glaslyn to overflow its banks for many acres. DEATH OF MR D. JONES. On Sunday evening Mr David Jones, son (C Mrs Jones, Queen's Hotel, died after a long illness. For years he was a member of the local Volunteer Corps. The deepest sympathy is felt with Mrs Jones, who net long ago lost two daughters. WEALTH AND POVERTY.—At, Z'on Debating Society, on Thursday, Misses A. Williams, Madoc street, and Mary Jones, Suowdon street, opened a discussion on "What conduces most to a religious life-- wealth or poverty ?" Poverty had the majority. CAKE FAIR. A cake fair was he'd at the Church Room on Tuesday afternoon and evening. There were also variety en. iertainments. The proceeds were in aill of the Church Endowment Fund. Re- freshments were provided in the lowe ■ room. The receipts amounted to £17 10s. A HORSE KILLED. A fine horse be- longing to Mr W. Prichard, grocer, Snowdon street, injured itself whilst graz- ing in a field on Saturday. It attemot d to jump over a gate, and fell, injuring its back and dislocating its feet. The ani- mal had to be destroyed. ROME.—Mrs Casson gave an illustrated address at the Church Room, last Mon :v-/ night, on "Rome." Mr David Will ams; Ivy House, was in charge of the lantern The Vicar presided, and on the motion of Dr. Sam. Griffith, seconded by Mr J. lobias, a vote of thanks was passed to Mrs Casson. A Vv EDDING.—A large number of people assembled at Salcim. Chapel on Tuesday morning to witness the wedding of Miss Myfanwy Evans, daughter of Mrs Walter Evans, Bank place, and Mr Owen Hughes, Cambrian Mills. The Rev W. J. Nicholson officiated. The best man was Mr David Roberts, New street, and the bridesmaids were Miss Ceridwen Evans and Miss Jennie Hughes. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr Walter Scot Evans. WOMEN AND PREACHING.—An :n terest.ing debate took place at the Memor- ial Chapel Mental Improvement Society, on Monday evening. The subject was "Should women preach in public?" Miss Roberts, Percy House, opened in the affirma' and Miss Ellen J. Jones in the nega- j tive. When addresses for and against were given by Messrs Elias Pierce, Harry Evans, David Owen, Hugh Hughes, R G.„ Humphreys, and Owen G. Prichard, the voting showed a majority of two again- CONCERT. --The last of the popular con- certs was held on Friday night, Mr John Humphreys presiding. The following amateurs sang —Mrs R. M. Greaves, Miss Pechell, Miss Bryant, Mr Watkin S. Wil- liams, and Mr A. G. Crick; instrumental- ists, Mrs J. E. Williams, Mr E. R. B. Thomas, and Mr J. Charles, and Miss L. A. Crick (the accompanist). Mr Hughie Jones, Penrhyn, recited and received quite an ovation. A ladies' glee party, conducted by the Rev T. A. Williams, also sang, and the "Cold Cream Card Band" played. Mr G. E. Roberts and Mr Arthur Evans were the joint secretaries. The concert. realised P-31. ENTERTAINMENT. An entertilli. ment was given at the Wesleyan Sciooi- room on Monday night. The Rev. J. R Ellis presided, and Mr Evan Moriin i (leuan y Gest) conducted. "Aberystwyt i
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PwllheEi. | MOHAMET. — Mr W. Llywelyn Ellis, bookseller, read an excellent paper at :.ht Penmount Literary Society, on Friday night, on "Mohamet and his religion." Mr W. Jones, Picton Castle, presided.. ST. DAVID'S DAY.-The members of the Y.M.A. will have a dinner In celebra- tion of St. David's Day at the Eifl Tem perance Hotel. DR. JOSEPH PARRY. Several tunes were sung at Penlan Chapel on Sunday in memory of the late Dr. Joseph Parry. WORKMEN'S DWELLINGS. Mr Badger and Mr Burridge opened a deba-j at St. Peter's Church Literary Society, last week, on "Should borough councils build workmen's houses?" Several othe • members spoke, and the majority voted fo-r the affirmative. DEATH OF MR J. JONES, BRYNf- GRO. On Tuesday morning Mr John Jones, Brynygro. Llanbedrog. died. He was a man of great influence in his (* trict, and a. deacon at Peniel Chapel (C.M ). CELEBRATION. A meeting was held at Goshen Chapel (O.M.), Trevor, on Sar- urday, to celebrate the liquidating of the debt on the chapel, chapel house, and tl: EO vestry room. Llinos yr Eift, Llew Arfon, and others sang; and speeches were -:e- livered by Messrs Richard Thomas, W Parry, T. Jones, and R. Jones. THE MAYOR, We are glad to team that Mr R. Owen Jones, the respected Mayor of the town, is recovering from h's indisposition. DEATH OF CAPTAIN REES WIL- LIAMS. Captain Bees Williams, Eagis House, South Beach, died on Saturday, aged about. 60. For a time he was a mem- ber of the Town Council. He retired upon his appoint ment as harbour master. He was a deacon at the South Beach C.M. Chapel, and was a. native of Portmadoc. SAND STREET EISTEDDFOD. On Thursday evening the sixth annual SanJ street eisteddfod was held. Mr R. Roberts, Hope House, presiding, and Llifon con- ducting. Adjudicators: Mr Wilfrid Jones, A.R.A.M., Mr W. Morgan Evans, Llifon, Mr D. R. Jones, Mrs Williams, Nannau Place; Mrs Dr. Rees, Mr Hugh Jones, Mr W. Jones, Frochas; Mrs Evans (Modryb), and others. Chairman of the committee, Mr G. J. Roberts; treasure- Mr R. T. Roberts; secretaries. Messrs G. C. Roberts and W. Williams. The pres dent referred to the death of !-or. Joseon Parry, and the audience, led b\ Mr Wil- frid Jones, sang "Aberystwyth" in memory of the departed Pencerdd. The presided proposed a vote of sympathy with Alder- man R. Owen Jones (the Mayor) in his illness, and it was passed. He also con gratulated the town upon the success of Miss Mary Hughes as a singer. The fol- lowing were the awards: -— Tenor solo, t Gutyn Eifion bass solo, Mr Ted Williams, Penrbyn; children's choirs, a choir con- cliiete(I by Mr G. Dorkins; second ebar-it competition, choir conducted by Mr W. Morgan Evans; first choral competition. Penrhvndeudraetli Choir (conducted by Mr Joseph Humphreys); male voice parties, a party conducted by Mr John Ellis; .pianJ playing, Miss Kate Roberts, Gaol street, recitation. Miss A. Williams, Pisgah; englyn, Mr R. G. Williams, Criccieth. verses, "Better things," Mr D. Jones, Trefor; oatmeal cakes Mrs Evans and Mrs Owen, both of Abererch road; principal recitation, Miss Gwladys Hughes. Dinor- wic: challenge solo; Mrs Alex. Hender- son Jones; challenge duet, Mrs Hende-- son Jones and Mr Alex. Henderson Jones: making a walking stick, Mr E. Tudor. Trawsfynydd; sketch of Plas-y-Ward, Mr Ted Edwards, Penrhyndeudract-h; sketch, of a donkey, Mr F. Smith, Sheffield; starching and ironing, Mrs Evans, Carnar- von road; playing a wind instrument, Mr Tom Ackers, Portmadoc. Great praise is due to the secretaries for the manner in which they worked to make the eisteddfod the success it proved to be. POLICE COURT. Wednesday, befo-c- Messrs R. Oarreg (chairman), J. P Griffith, W. Thomas, C. Lloyd Edwards, and the Rev. J. C. Williams Ellis. ALLEGED CRUELTY TO A BOG.— Griffith Jones, Marchrhos, Llanengan, was charged with cruelty to a dog.—The case was dismissed. Mr Parry appeared for. Ie accused. "HALF GLTLTY.DaN-id Davies, Bry 1- tirion, Abererch, when charged with being drunk and disorderly by the police, sai I that. he was about, "half guilty!" P.O. Williams and P.S. Jones gave evidence. Defendant. was ejected from a public-house —Fined 2s 6d!, costs 8s 6d.-Defenda.nt: Will you give me three months to oitv ? (laughter.)—A fortnight was granted. AIJLEGED POACHING. P.C. Wil- liams (51) summoned Lewis Roberts, Went, Nevin, and Wm. Williams. Well street, Nevin, for trespassing in pursuit of game. The informant saw the defendants on the 6th inst., and he took a beg with a net from Lewis Roberts. W. Williams an away. No game was found in the bag or on the person of W. Williams. Williams was charged with aiding and abetting.— Mr Evan R. Davies defended Williams. Air Davies said that Williams had simo y gone on an errand that ncght when P Ö. berts met him, and both went down the street, Roberts stating that he had be -n to Porthdinlleyn.- The case against Wm. Williams was dismissed, but The case against Roberts was adjourned, as the de- fendant. was not present. FURIOUS RIDING. Wm. Roberrs, and Robert Roberts, Quarry street, Four- crosses, were prosecuted by Mr W. Caer Jones, on behalf of the police, for furiouslv riding two cart horses, on January 28th.— R. Roberts pleaded guilty. Mary Jones said that when she was returning from Pwllheli the defendants came galloping-' he- horses after her. She did her best to get out of the way, and fell, one of the horses going over her.—Cross-examined William Roberts's horse was the other side when she got up.—Mary Evans said that it was near Henllan gate the horses galloped and Mary Jones fell. Witness ran to the otb ;r side and escaped. It was Robert. Roberts's horse that went over Mary Jones. — John Thomas, car driver, saw R. Roberts run over Mary Jones, who was injured. Mary Evans also fell, and was crying. He took the women into his car and carried them home. Both men were drunk. Evan. Evans corroborated. He was in last wit- ness's' car at the time, and was greasy surprised that. Mary Jones was not serious- ly injured. W. Roberts denied being drunk. lIe simply trotted; his hon -^— Fined £1 and costs, 24s 9d.each, or 21 days' imprisonment. ■!■ J.
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Sir Isambard Owen, Principal Rhys, of Jesus College, Oxford, and other distin- guished Welshmen, including many Non- conformists, have initiated' a movement for a national memorial to the late eloquent Dean of St. David's. This will take the. form of a restoration of the roofless chapol of St. Nicholas, in which, by special per- mission of the Home Secretary, Dea-i Howell was buried. It. is felt by Noncon- formists, as well as by Churchmen, that the restoration of his beloved, cathedral lay Po) close to the dean's heart that this would be the form of memorial he would most have desired'. His family have also intima- ted a. wish in the same direction. Promi- nent- men of all parties, religious or poli- tical, have expressed a cordial concurrence, and promised their co-operation. With reference to the. anTlïoching visit of the Canadian Farmers' Delegates to this country announced in our advertisement columns, we are advised by the Canadian Commissioner of Emigration that a mem- ber of the Delegation will be travelling through this county. His itinerary will be published within the next few days. Any person desiring to meet and consult this 1 gentleman, are invited to notify Mr W. L. Griffith, Western Mail Buildings, Car- diff.
There is yet another "anti" added to the long list of "antis" with which we are al- ready blessed. But, paradoxical as it ma.y seem, if the objects of the latest organisa- tion which has been formed in the borough of Guildford (Siii-reyl are faithfully carried out, there should in time be fewer "anties" in. that part. of the country. They ha.v? just established a new society, have lie young ladies of Guildford, called the "Anti-Marriage Society," membership of which is limited to spinsters of over seven- teen years of age. Rules have bee.i framed, and if they are respected, as the young ladies of Guildford swear they shah, poor Cupid will have to take wings ;.t (I iiy. His arrow will not penetrate tLc "Spinsters' Retreat," for the members are "compelled by the law of the society (a> to be entirely proof against the charms (?) of man; (b) to have a wholesome contempt or falling in love and (c) to abhor marriage.' Fancy that, now! But, as a sort of set of against these requirements, the membvs of the "Spinsters' Retreat" are "to wear their hair in a becoming manner, and are invited to make their appearance as at- tractive as possible-, but to be maidenlv in their conduct." Now, that invitation "te make their appearance as attractive as pos- sible" will, I am afraid, nullify the whoie object of the "Anti-Marriage Society." To have a. "wholesome contempt of falling in love," to be "proof against masculine charms," and "abhorrence of marritL,(- and that sort of thing is allright (on paper) But why, oh why, are these young damse invited to make themselves pretty? And the echo answers, "Why! dontcberknow to Cfetch' the Johnnies!" Now, Cupid, your charms I'm compelled to despise, My fre-edom of action I'm told I mus: prize; I'm warned against rot such as falling in Jove And henceforth must coo with the feminiiit,, dove, -Or I'll catch it 5 So fly away, Cupid, from Guildford, I say, Your arrow is useless and worthless this way; For the maidens divine of the Spinsters' Retreat Are told that, your charms with contempt they must. greet —But I'll watch it!
Was sung in memory of Penoerdd Amcri -,t. • Songs were given by Miss Pattie Mav Ro- L berts, Mr D. R. Jones, Mrs J. R. E! Miss and Nell Prichard recitations by Mr W. Hugheston Roberts and Mr J. P. ^fo- berts; Mr Tom Lloyd and Party WCq: awarded a prize for singing a quartette reading an unpunctuated piece, Mr Hum- phrey Lewis; Mr Willie Roberts and party gave- a glee, and: they also won a prize f r singing "Armageddon." Mr Wallie Wil- liaIn played a solo on the piano. THE MOCK EISTEDDFOD. Tie mock eisteddfod at the Drill Hall last week was a great success. The chair prize nf won by Mr Evan Evans, schoolmaster the best male voice party was one con- ducted by Mr R. G. Prichard. Amongst the other prize winners were Messrs C Davies, Samuel Hughes, Teddie Edwards, dentist; E. Jenkins, Robert Jones, Snow- don street; and others. Messrs T. Garth Jones, O. B. Thomas, and R. G. Prichard'.? comicalities created much fun. Mr J. O. McLean was the musical adjudicator I Captain Prichard adjudicated the essays, Mr D. O. M. Roberts the drawings, etc., and Eifion Wyn the poetry. Mr David Williams proved an excellent conductor. Mr R. Williams presided. The adjudicators and members of the committee wore hug rosettes that reminded the audience l. pancake Tuesday. THE SHOW AND SPORTS.-The com- mittee of the Horse, Dog, Poultry, and Cat Show, and of the Cycling and Athletic j Sports, met on Friday evening, Mr J. j Owain Hughes in the chair, and made the ( necessary preparations for holding the next show and sports. Dr Morris, Mr J. R. Prichard, J.P., and Mr R. G. Hum- phreys were re-elected chairman, treasur- er, and secretary respectively. The fol- lowing gentlemen form the Executive Com- mittee —Messrs John Jones, G-arth ter- race Richard Newell, Robert Roberts, R. Casson, R. Jones Morris, Dr Samuel Griffith, John Hughes, J. Lloyd Jones, J. Owain Hughes, John Humphreys, J. G. Jones, Newman, Dr Harry Griffith, Messrs W. H. Evans, S. Harrow, A. Tho- mas, W. Jones, Snowdon street; W. Jones, slate agent- John Jones. Netherton House; Captain Williams, Australia Inn; D. R. Evans, G. E. Roberts, G. J. Bar- nard, E. J. Williams, D. Breese, A. G. Edwards, J. Hammond, W. C. Logan, C. Griffith, J. Lloyd Jones, David Williams, R. G. Prichard, R. Price Lewis, Captain T. Jones, Messrs D. R. Thomas, C. E. Breese, Taliesin Griffith, Ellis Wilkin, D. Fowden Jones, J. J. Reese, R. Owen Wil- liams, Garll; W. Prichard, grocer; T. Morris, Monachdy; J. S. Griffith, Cric- oieth; W. Saddler Jones, Pwllheli; T. M. Jones, Sam Robert Isaac, R. E. Davies, D. E. Williams, W. O. Jones. j