WHAT THE SWEEP SAID. A lady who owes probably her life, certain- ly her health and happiness, to a sweep who came to her house on business," has been visited by a Newark Advertiser reporter. For fourteen years, Mrs Pegg (of Cotham. near Newark) had been through the fires of affliction. "For twelve years," sbe^said, I was like a woman three-parts dead/ She had a combination of complaints, chief of which were a very bad digestion and a torpid liver. She could not digest her food, and every meal used to bring on severe pains. Her blood became impoverished, and doctors could do nothing for her. I cannot refrain," said Mrs Pegg, from expressing the great gratitude of my heart. For fourteen years I suffered much. So weak did I become that to walk upstairs gave me very great difficulty, and I bad to gasp for breath. Whatever I ate caused me intense suffering, and I soon became unable to do my work; life was a burden to me. One day, when our sweep came to clean the chimneys he noticed how ill I looked, and he said, Why don't you try Dr Williams lJink Pills for Pale People ? I had tried nearly every medicine advertised, and the doctors could do me no good, so I had little faith in anything. However, after talking it over with my husband, we determined to give the Pills a trial. That is three years ago now, and you would hardly know me for the same woman. The first box began to do me good, and, persevering with them, I quickly got quite well. Dr Williams' Pills have done wonders for me. there is nothing like them. They are our family doctor now. Whenever I feel run down, instead of sending for the doctor, I fly to Dr Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People." The old, unscientific days, when all family medicines wers simple purgative pills or mixtures, are gone by. It is recognised that an aperient is only a temporary remedy the medicine that is to cure must cure not sym- toms but the causes of disease. Dr Williams' Pink Pills, the safest and most universally useful family medicine ever compounded, are not a purgative at all. They strengthen, instead of purging and weakening; hence their world-wide celebrlt 1 for the cure of anaemia, rheumatism, bronchitis, asthma, consumption and decline, scrofula, and chronic erysipelas. They are also a splendid nerve and spinal tonic, and thus have cured manv cases of paralysis, locomotor ataxy, neuralgia, St. Vitas' dance, and nervous headache. It is necessary to take care not to take a substitute pills coloured pink in imitation of Dr Williams, and sometimes actually called Pink Pils, are offered by some otherwise respectable tradesmen. Not one person was ever curci by a substitute, however; therefore do not be deceIved mto paying for anything that does full name, Dr Williams' p">k People on the wrapper. In oaeie °* is better to send direct to D* Medicine Company, 46, Holborn-via London, E.C., inclosing price, 2s 9d for one box, 13s 9d for six. The pills can be obtain- ed of most chemists, but it is important to look for the full name, so as not to risk wan- ing a substitute, and readers should pay no attention to anything that is said to induce them to accept such substitute.
COMMERCIAL TRAVELLERS' ASSOCIATION. On Saturday, at the Grosvenor Hotel, Chester, the annual meeting was held of the Chester and North Wales Commercial Travellers' Association. The chair was oc- cupied by Mr J. G. Hardie, the retiring president.—Mr E. Williams, the hon. secre- tary, read the eighth annual report, which announced a continuance of the progress made by the branch in past years. The membership now stood at 336, being an in- crease of 36 on the year. During the year a resolution had been forwarded to the secre- tary of the Commercial Travellers' Benevo- lent Institution asking that the claims of Liverpool, Chester, and North Wales should be considered when a. vacancy arose on the board of management. A resolution had also been sent to Mr R. A. Yerburgh, M.P., thanking him for his services to the public in general, and the commercial body in par- ticular, in securing a Parliamentary inquiry into the money-lending question. A com- mittee was appointed last September to make a complete record of all moneys sent up by the Association to the Commercial Travel- lers' Schools and the Benevolent Institution, but their report was not yet to hand. At the annual dinner held at Chester, in Janu- ary, the amount subscribed to those two in- stitutions reached the record total of J3156, exceeding last year's total by £ 30. Last month the annual dinner was held at Wrex- ham, and the contributions there amounted to £64. The losses by death during the year had been unusually heavy, the list in- cluding Mr Leeming, Chester; Mr C. Stevenson, Cheadle Hulme; Mr C. R. Earle, Northwich Mr R. Roberts, Chester (one of whose children was to be nominated for the Commercial Travellers' Schools); and Mr Christopher Mills, of Chester, who died on Saturdav morning at Pembroke.—Mr R. Swancoat, the hon. treasurer, submitted a statement of accounts, showing on the general account a small balance to the good.—Mr Henry Jones, one of the trustees, announced that on the benevolent fund account there was a balance of £92 after several payments had been made.—A vote of thanks was passed to the retiring officials, on the motion of Mr J. A. Lloyd, seconded by Mr D. E. Evans. The election of officers was then [ m-oneeded with. and resulted as follows :— f President, Mr T. Owen, Chester; local vice- president, Mr E. Williams; country vice- presidents, Messrs W. T. Roberts, Wrexham, I and L. Hartley, Bangor; treasurer, Mr J. S. Arnold;1 secretarv, Mr D. E. Evans; elec- tion secretary, Mr H. Miller; hon. solici- tor, Mr W. H. Barnes. The following were elected on the committee for one year:- Messrs W. T. Adams, M. C. Sunter. G. Davies, J. H. Jones, and W. Millar and the following for two years —Messrs R. Swan- coat, J. G. Hardie, H. Jones, H. R. Tho- mas, and D. Williams.—A vote of con-, dolence with the widow and family of the late Mr C. Mills was passed. u. u
Miss Benta Francis, who is descended from one of the ancient families of Wales, and who is known in London and Milan as an operatic star, has written a delightful book for children, entitled1, "The Gentlemanly Giant and other Demizenis of the Never, Never Forest," which is illustrated by Mr Geoffrey Strahan. EXTRACT FROM A LECTURE ON FOODS AND THEIR VALVES," BY DR. ANDREW WILSON, F.R.S.E., etc. —"If any motives first, of doe regard for liealth, and second, of getting fall food value for money expended—can be said to weigh with us in choosing our food, then I say that Cocoa (Epps s being the most nutritions) should be made to replace tea and coffee without hesita- tion. Cocoa is a food; tea. and coffee are not foods. This is the whole science of the matter in a nutshell, anrl h* who rung mav read the obvious moral of the story." 575rlS8o
FOOTBALL. THE WELSH JUNIOR CUP (SEMI- FINAL TIES). STANSTY VILL4 v. SINGLETON AND CO L:h: (Shrewsbury). At Chirk, on Saturday, an extra half hour was played. Resu it :Singleton, one goa); Stansty Villa, one. BANGOR RESERVES v. RHOS EAGLE WANDERERS. At Rhyl, on Saturday. The game was well contested tbronyhout, and ended in a victory for Rhos Eagle Wanderers by three goals to two. < NORTH WALES COAST LEAGUE. BANGOR v. RHYL TOWN. At Bangor, on Saturday. The home team won by four goals to one. LLANDUDNO SWIFTS v. RHYL AMATEURS. At Llandudno. Result: — LIbcdadmo, twelve goals; Rbyr one. Matches. Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. Pnts. Llandudno. 8. 6. 2. 0.31. 8.12 Bangor 8- • 5"* «"* Rhyl Town 7. 4. 2. 1.14.11. 9 Rhyl Amateur 8.. 3. 5. 0.12.34. 6 Carnarvon 6. 1. 4. 1. 9.15. 3 Holywell 5. 0. 4. 1. 6.20. 1 » THE ANGLESEY LEAGUE. 3 LLANGEFNI v. HOLYHEAD UNITED. At Llangefni, (In Saturday. A well-con- tested game. Result:—Llangefni, one goal; Holyhead United, none. MENAI BRIDGE v. HOLYHEAD SWJFTS. On the ground oi tlx. former, on Saturday. Result:—Menai Bridge, one goal; Holy- head Swifts, nil. FOR ACHES AXI) PAINE8 RUB IN
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COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTIONS. The following is a list of the results of these elections in North Wales. An asterisk denotes a new member — ANGLESEY. Aberffraw: Robert Lewis (R.), 94; Tho- mas Williams, 71; John Prydderch, 33. Bodwrog Henry Roberts (R.), 107 Owen Parry (R.), 101. Gaerwen: T. Evans (R.), 122H. Wil- liams (Llafur). 106. Holyhead (North-Central): R. P. Williams (R.), i25; W. S. Owen (R.) 65. Holyhead (Western): John Roberts, 58; John Thomas, 58. Holyhead. (Eastern) Thomas Williams, 60; H. Wilson, 46. Llandegfan O. Jones defeated R. Roberts. Llanfaelog: *Robert Jones, 194; William Prydderch (R.), 65. Llangefni: *T. Nicholson Jones (C.), 100 E. Williams (R.), 78. Llangristiolua Ail-etholwyd O. H. Foulkes gyda mwyafrif o 21. Pensarn: Lewis Hughes (R.), 141; Cap- ten W. M. Preston (C.), 111. Trewalchmai: Mr Humphrey Owen was elected by a majority of 96 votes over Thomas Rowlands. In Holyhead (Western Ward) the two candidates were equal, and the presiding officer (Mr W. Jones, Menai Bridge) gave his casting vote for Mr John Thomas, and Mr John Roberts, the other candidate, gave notice to appeal. Unopposed returns Amlwch (three): O. E. Jones, J. Hughes W. Thomas. Beaumaris (two) Colonel Hampton Lewis, H. Thomas. Bodwrog O. Parry and H. Roberts. Bodedern: W. Owen. Henblas: O. H. Foulkes and W. Hughes. Holyhead (Northern): J. M. Prichard (C.). Holyhead (North-Eastern): W. D. Jones (I.). Holyhead (South-Central): T. Forcer Evans (C.). Llanbadrig: W. Edmunds. Llanerchymedd: E. Roberts. Llanfaethlu R. Jones. Llanfair P.G. J. Williams. Llanfechell: J. R. Hughes. Llangefni: T. N. Jones and E. Williams. Llangoed: D. Roberts. Llangwyllog: A. M'Killop. Llantrisant: J. Jones. Menai Bridge R.W. Roberts. Moelfre J. R. Roberts. Newborough R. P. Jones. Penmynydd: J. G. Jones. Penrhosllygwy: T. L. Edwards. Pentraeth: W. Elias. Rhosybol: O. L. Jones. Trefdraeth: Rev David Rees, Ty Calch. Valley: V. Pierce. CARNARVONSHIRE. Abersoch *W. Pritchard (C.), 206; A. Williams (R.), 187. Bangor (West Ward): Dr Langford Jones (C.), 213; T. Edwards (L.), 207. Carnarvon (East Ward, Division I.) R. Thomas (C.), 225; W. M. Roberts, 144. Carnarvon (East Ward, Division II.): *J. T. Roberts (R.), 162; J. R. Hughes (R.), 160. Conway: Dr R. A. Prichard (C.), 379; J. Williams (R.), 200. Criccieth Robert Thomas (R.), 153; J. T. Jones (R.), 118. Llanfairfechan: R. Hughes, 236; Col. Platt, 226. Llanrug: *J. O. Hughes (R.), 320; T. R. Jones (R.), 233. Llanystumdwy: *William Roberts (C.), 245; John H. Davies (R.), 211. 245; John H. Davies (R.), 211. Llysfaen *Ephraim Wood (C.), 298; Ro- bert Evans (R.), 263. Pentir: *H. Owen (C.), 167; R. Edwards (R.), 116. Sam: *Col. Wynn Finch (C.), 222; W. Williams, 119. Unopposed returns Aber and Llanllechid Humphrey Ellis. Aberdaron: *E. R. Davies, Pwllheli (R.). Abererch: Dr Griffith. Bangor (North Ward): *W. Farrar Ro- berts (C.). Bangor (East Ward) David Williams (C.). Bangor (South Ward): E. Myrddin Jones Beddgelert: E. H. Owen. (R.). Bethesda (No. 1.): John Jones. Bethesda (No. 2.): G. Brymer (R.). Bettwsycoed: Peter Mclntyre. Caerhun: Hugh Owen (R.). Dolbenmaen: R. Rowland. Llanaelhaiarn: G. Farren. Llanberis: G. Hughes. Llandegai: Lord Penrhyn. Llanddeiniolen (Upper): David H. Wil- liams. Llanddeiniolen (Lower) Henry Parry. Llandudno (North-West): Richard Con- Way. Llandudno (South-East) William Evans. Llandwrog (Lower): Rev Howell Roberts (R.). Llandwrog (Upper) *H. Menander Jones (R.). Llanllechid: Humphrey Ellis. Llanllyfni (North-East) T. Robinson (C.). Llanllyfni: John John Evans (R.). Llanwnda: William Jones (R.). Nevin Dr Evans Hughes. Penmaohno: *D. Jones (solicitor). Penmaenmawr: C. H. Darbishire. Portdinorwic: John Hughes (R.). Portmadoc (South): J. Jones-Morris. Portmadoc (North): Richard Davies. Pwllheli: W. Anthony (R.). Trefriw John Evans Jones. Waenfawr: R. O. Jones (R.). DENBIGHSHIRE. Abergele (rural): Abraham Ffoulkes, 180 Joseph Jones, 161. Abergele (urban): J. G. Miller, 240; J- T. Millward, 99. Bersham: B. Harrison (R.), 464; G. J. Finlay (C.), 381. Burton: Boydel (C.), 208; Sadler (R.), Cefn Mawr: E. Lloyd Jones (C.), 591; Christmas Jones, 521. C- S. Mainwaring (C.), MO; John Roberts (R.), 60. Denbigh (West): A. O. Evans (R.), 193; ory (C-), 185. Denbigh (East): Dr Lloyd (R.), 210; wynne Edwards (C.), 192. (^*n>: T- Geo (»•>■ 161; (C0ri25am Pend(;r,nis (R.), 212 Hughes Co&SandLh i°DeS ("•>' 236 H.GDta £ ? (Kl$6 Canlifle (C.), 148; T. wSin fik1M; H' GLMg £ n?): i«a ,onea <»•>• i83>- w- **««■ Llanrhaiadr-yn-Cmmerch: jnbn t,^o 202; John Williams, 126. Jones' LlanrhaiadiVyni-Mochiiant: Tl xt™-™ 162' E. Evans, jun., 142. Ll'anrwst. (Tre'rdre) 0. Isgoed Jones (R ) 271: W. Hughes, .193.. ■" Liantysilio: David Roberts (C.), ,121; C. W. Thomas (R-h 120. Marchwiel: Evans (R.), 153; Jones- Parrv (C.), 101. Mine-ra: H. Venables (C.), 205; Rev E. K. Jones (R.), 191. Ruthin: S. Grcsson Ellis (C.), 264; Dr Medwvn Hughes (R), 233. Wmxham (North): R. J. Powell (R). 249; LI. R. Brown (C.), 187. Wrexham (South): Bonsen (C.), 324; Sauvage (R.), 240. Wrexham (East): W. E. Samuel (C.), 326; F. R. Campbell (R.), 55. Wrexham (West): R. Williams (C.), 256; S. Jones (R.), 255. Liberal gains Henllan, Ecclusham, March- wiel, Llanfair D.C., Llandyrnog, Llanar- mon-yn-Yale, and Eglwysbach—8. Tory gain: Burton—1. Net Liberal gain, 7. The Liberals will have a majority in the new Council of about half-a-dozen. Unopposed returns :— Broughton: J. Harrop (R.). Brymbo J. H. Darby (I.). Chirk: R. Myddelton Biddulph (C.). Colwyn Bay (Local Board District): T. Parry (R.). Derwen: J. Hughes. Gwersyllt: J. Allen (R.). Holt: E. Bellis (C.). Llanfairtalhaiarn: W. Griffith. Llangollen: R. F. Graesser (C.). Llangollen (Local Board District) W. G. Dodd (R.). Llangwm: Hugh Hughes. Llansannan E. Roberts. Llansantffraid-glan-Conway: A. Borthwick. Llansantffraid-glyn-Ceiriog F. E. Rooper (C.). Llansilin: T. Morris. Llanrwst: Rev H. Rawson-Williams. Pant and Ponkey: E. Hooson (R.). Rhos and Penycae J. Rogers (R.). Ruabon and Erbistock Sir W. Williams- Wynn (C.). Stansty W. Ellis (R.). FLINTSHIRE. Bistre: James Peters (R.), 224; H. Hughes (C.), 142. Brynford *J. P. Jones (R.), 117; S. Jones (R.), 110. Caergwrle H. G. Roberts (C.), elected. Cileen: *Basil E. Phillips (C.), 154; Henry Lloyd Jones (R.), 154. Connah's Quay (Wepre): James Prince (R.), 136; Edward Blane (C.), 118. Connah's Quay (Golftyn) Charles Davison (C.), 183; Oliver Ellwood (C.), 70. Dyserth John Jones (R.), 227; R. Conwy Bell (C.), 184. Haikin: *H. Lester Smith (C.), 252; Goodman Ellis, 155. Hawarden *Horace Mayhew (C.), defeat- ed Mr Hugh Davies (R.). LIanasa Robert Jones (R.), 207; Charles J. Batters (C.), 157. Mold (East): H. J. Roberts (R.), 182; W. Wright (C.), 122. Mold (West): *Major Lloyd (C.), 173; Dr Edwards (R.), 141. Newmarket: *Rev Edward Pierce (R.), 128; Dr J. T. Jones (C.), 106. Penyffordd Mr Bellis. Rhuddlan: *C. W. Jones (R.), 166; R. C. Enyon (C.), 141. Rhyl (West Ward): *F. J. Gamlin (C.), 260: W. Elwy Williams (R.), 186. Rhyl (South Ward): R. Llewelyn Jones (R.), 266; J. S. Greenhalgh (I.), 125. St. Asaph: *Col. Howard (C.), 190; John Peter Jones (R.), 166. At Cilcen the presiding officer gave his casting vote for Mr Phillips. Unopposed returns: Argoed Charles Peter Morgan (C.). Bagillt (West) Samuel Davies (R.). Bagillt (East): Robert James Jones (R.). Bangor: Lord Kenyon (C.). Bodfari: Edwin Morgan (C.). Broncoed Edward Price Edwards. Caerwys: William Thomas (R.). Ewloe George Herbert Alletson. Flint (three Wards): Alderman James L. Muspratt (R.), Dr Humphrey Williams (R.), and Mr T. W. Hughes (C.). Ffrith: Rev John Smallwood (R.). Greenfield: John Kerfoot Evans (R.)i Hanmer: Joseph Henry Warburton Lee (C.). Holywell: Urias Bromley (R.). Leeswood Thomas Parry (R.). Mostyn Lord Mostyn (C.). Northop: William Astbury (R.). Overton: Walter Hargreaves. Queensferryt: Robert Podmore. Rhyl (East): Samuel Perks (C.). Saltney: Edward S. Taylor. Tryddyn: Rev William Williams. Whitford: Harry Alexander Cope (C.). MERIONETHSHIRE. Llangelynin: F. W. Kirkby (C.), 99; T. Lewis (R.), M. Unopposed returns — Abercorris: Morris Thomas. Aberdyfi: William Jones. Bala: John Parry. Barmouth: John Evans. Bowydd: D. G. Williams. Conglywal: Dr R. Roberts. Corwen (North): W. Foulkes Jones. Corwen (South): R. D. Roberts. Cwmorthin: Humphrey Roberts. Cynfal G. H. Ellis. Diphwys: J. Lloyd Jones. Dolgelley (Rural) John Roberts. Dvffryn *John Davies. Gwyddelwern *John Jones. Harlech: *R. Richards. Llauaber: Dr Charles Williams. Llandrillo: E. Jarrett. Llandderfel: Thomas Jones. Llanegrjn W. R. M. Wynne. Llanfachreth: *Griffith Price. Llanfor John Lloyd Jones. Llanfrothen: *E. Bowen Jones. Llansantffraid: *Davidi Edwards. Llanuwchllyn: R. E. Roberts. Llanycil: *John Thomas. MaenoSeren J. Parry Jones. Maentwrog: W. E. Oakeley. Mawddwy: *J. H. Bullock. Pennal: *R. Charles Anwyl. Penrhyn: R. G. Pritchard. Rliiw: D. G. Jones. Talsarnau J. Bennett Jones. Teigl: E. P. Jones. Towyn (Rural): Humphrey Jones. Towyn H. Haydn Jones. Ystradau: William Davies. MONTGOMERYSHIRE. Isygarcg and Uwchygareg Pritchard (R.), 55; Gilbertson Pritchard (C.), 46. Machynlleth: Richard "Rees (R)., 207; Lord Henry Vane Tempest (R.), 201. Penegoes and Darowen: J. H. Roberts (R.), 125; N. B. Owen (C.), 100. The following were also elected: — Aberhafesp: Hamer (R.). Llandinam Edward Jones (R.). Llanfechain: R. O. Serratt (C.). Llanfihangel: G. M. Evans (R.). Llanfyllin J. Lomax (C.). Llangurig: J. Pryde (C.). LIanwnog Richard Jones (R.). Meifod: Williams-Wynn (C.). Tresynon: Evans Lewis (R.). Welshpool: Captain Loyell (C.), a D. Richards (C.). Tregynon E. Lewis (R-). Unopposed returns: — Berriew: A. C. Humphreys-Owen, M.P.. Camo: W. Theodora. Cemes: M. E. Francis. Churchatoke W. Davies. Deythur: G. Kempster. Forden D. Rogers. Guilsfield (two): E. Green, Captain Myt- ton. Llanbrynmair D. Howell (R.). Llandyssil: R. E. Jones. Llanerfyl: W. F. Addie. Llandysilo: F. Pryce. Llangynog: J. T. Williams. Llanidloes (three): W. Aston, E. Bowen, E. Ghapman. Llanllwchaiarn C. J. Newell (R.). Leighton J. Naiylor. Montgomery J. Davies. Newtown (four seats): Major E. Pryce- Jones, M.P., B. Lloyd, C. J. Newell, H. Lewis. Pennant: J. Roberts. Trefeglwys D. Jones. The Liberals have a majority of six.
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WELSH MATTERS IN ( PARLIAMENT. THE BENEFICES BILL. On Monday, on the motoin for the reading of the Benefices Bill, introduced by the Gov- ernment, Mr Brvmnor Jones moved its rejection. He thought that, in view of the other im- portant matters mentioned in the Queen's Speech, the House had some reason to com- plain of the prominence given to a measure of this comparatively subordinate character. He wanted to ascertain what section of the Church of England and of the <v.n.>try de- manded that so prominent a place should be given to this bill, and why the House was not going on with more important business (hear, hear). He recollected a sentence in an able treatise written by Mr Balfour which perhaps threw some light on the noint. It was to the effect that under certain circum- stances there was a very strong tendency for philosophy which ought to be a judge of faith to become it sservant, and that this was so in the days when theology was supreme. The construction he placed on the present action of the Government was that Mr Bal- four had allowed himself to be the servant and tool of the High Church party (cheers and cries of "Oh"). There could be no ob- jection to a bill putting do sl simonical prac- tices, but he was opposed to changes being n.ade in our ecclesiastical laws that would make the clergy a mere army marching at the bidding and dicta^im of the bishops. He objected that the j.roaent bi I abridged the powers of patrons of livings without givirg compensation and wiVio'il giving any increas- ed powers to parishioners. It increased the power of jurisdiction of the bishops of the Church of England, and this under existing circumstances, ao l having regard especially to experience in Wales, and was, he held, inexpedient—(hear, hear)—and he further objected that the bill created a new appellate court in which, with the obvious intention of aggrandising the power of the archbishops, the temporal judge was subordinate to the spiritual (hear, hear). If Churchmen con- sented to Disestablishment and Disendow- ment they might reform and improve them- selves in any way they liked. The opponents of the bill were actuated by no hostility to the Church when they criticised and opposed measures like this one (hear, hear). Mr H. S. Foster seconded the motion. Mr Spicer, in supporting the amendment, said he would only be too glad to leave Churchmen to deal with this matter if the Church were free to manage its own affairs, and had not to come to this House to ask I to be allowed to make any alteration in the I government of the Church. But that day had not yet come, and therefore he felt that he had, equally with every other member, a responsibility of which he could not free himself. Mr Sydney Gedge could not say that the bill was perfect, but he considered it was better to pass this bill into law with its im- perfections than that the present scandals should continue. Mr Wallace (Perth) supported the bill as a Free Churchman. Mr Perks saw no reason why he should not heartily support the bill. There might have been a time when Dissenters used to hold the opinion that it was better the scandals of I the Church should be encouraged rather than retarded by legislation in order that it might hasten the time when the Church would be Disestablished and Disendowed. He had always felt that was a foolish policy and an un-Christian policy. Mr Balfour thought the Government might congratulate themselves upon the reception which the bill had met with. The general objections to it appeared to be of a fantastic character. The hon. member who moved its rejection was opposed to it because It he thought its effect would be to destroy or im- peril the Protestant religion, to augment to a perilous point the power wielded by the bishops, and to carry the Church of England and those connected with it some long dis- tance Romewards. These fears appeared not to belong to the world in which we lived, but to some fantastic creation of the hon. gentleman's own brain. The hon. member dragged in, in connection with his attack upon the episcopacy, a special attack upon the Bishop of St. Asaph, and read out a long protest of the clergy of the diocese against some action in which the bishop was concerned. He (Mr Balfour) believed that if the theory was that this bill was to diminish the legitimate power of the laity and to in- crease the illegitimate power of the epis- copacy a worse example could not have been chosen by the hon. gentleman, because he (Mr Balfour) believed that the laity to a man supported the bishop (Opposition cries of "No"). He did not mean Nonconform- ists. He believed the bishop to be a most able and devoted servant of the Church. Mr Humphreys-Owen, while supporting the amendment, disclaimed any desire to per- petuate scandals in the Church. I The House divided — For the second reading 243 Against > 57 Majority for 186 I Mr Balfour moved that the bill be sent to the Grand Committee on Law. The motion was agreed to. THE ROYAL SHIELD AND STANDARD THE DESIRE OF WALES TO BE REPRESENTED. In the House of Commons, on Monday, Mr Maclean asked the First Lord of the Treasury if Her Majesty's Government would take into favourable consideration the desire of the Welsh nation that the arms of Wales should be represented upon the Royal Shield and Standard of the United Kingdom, and also upon the Union Jack. The following questions were also on the paper Mr F. F. Begg asked the First Lord of the Treasury whether Her Majesty's Govern- ment could see their way to advise the pro- priety of a change in the Royal arms of dominion, embodying a recognition and com- memoration of the extension of Her Ma- jesty's territories in the colonies and the I Empire of India during Her Majesty's reign. Mr Parker Smith asked the First Lord I whether he would advise the inclusion in the I Royal arms, according to the practice of all Soverigns from Edward III. to William IV., of quarterings representing the principal countries in the Empire. Mr Balfour: I have the utmost sympathy with th esentiments of Welshmen for their Principality. In my belief there is no an- tagonism whatever between such sentiments of local patriotism and the wider internation- al Imperial policy. But I think my hon. friends will feel with me that if we alter the Royal arms many other parts of Her Majesty's dominions besides Wales wpuld have to be considered (hear, hear). As re- gards the Union Jack, it would be no light matter to alter a flag under which we have fought from the days preceding Trafalgar. WALES AND THE GRANTS TO MUSEUMS. „ In the House of Commons, on Tuesday, Mr Herbert Lewis moved: -"That in the opinion of this House it is unjust that Walts should receive no share of the museum grants of the United Kingdom, and that it is expedient to make proven s-Imilar to that made for Scotland and Ireland for the expenditure of a due thare of the museum <rrant in Wales." He said the motion was in precisely the same terms as previous re- solutions he had moved on the same subject. All Welsh M.P.'fi* whatever their politics, were united on the question, and he I (I also the support of every educational autl-oritv in Wales. It was unnecessary to argue the principle, for the right hon. gent's. (R'r John Gorstj predecos<*nr admitted it, and the right hon. gentleman himself two yenrs affo ov^osed the motion simply because he said Wales hai no educational capital. If the Government would guarantee the grant the capital would, as in the case of the Welsh University, soon be forthcoming, or, as had been suggested, the museum could be put in one town, the national library in another, and the national art gallery in a third. He found that jM.7,000 was given to Scotland as a museums grants and £ 51,000 to Ireland, and therefore Wales had a claim. About the only thing needed) to complete the Welsh educational system was a museum, which was a necessary adjunct, and meanwhile whenever any objects c1 interest to the Principality were to be sold they were lost to Wales. They coula not expect much sympathy from the Govern, mcnt in regard to the great questions on which they differed from the Welsh mem- bers, but he thought they could look to jgo Government, who must acknowledge the self- denying efforts of the Welsh in the cause of education, to promise that, if not in this year's, at any rate, in next year's, estimates there would be a Welsh museums grant. Mr S. Smith seconded the motion. Six J. Gorst was rather disappointed that the hon. member had' not altered his resolu- tion, because he thought that two years ago he convinced him that it was an exaggeration to say that no share of -he museum grant fow the United Kingdom was spent in Wales. He then told the hon. member that Wales received a very considerable proportion of the English museums grant and he had now fortified himself with figures to prove that statement. He found there was a VtTy ex- cellent museum in Wrdes. That museum had every year a lanrc loan of objects sent to it from South Kensington Museum. Last year, there was an exhibition at Cardiff ot Welsh industries generally, and a separate' lean was made to that exhibition of objects from South Kensington. He also found that out of the very sc.all sum which was annually placed at the disposal of the Science and Art Department for saving financial aid to local museums, Cardiff had twice in the last few years received a sTraII grant (An Hon. Memiber: "How much'). It was £ 26 (laughter). That sum was not so verr syiall as might otherwise appear. For Cardiff, it was a fair percentage of the whole amount devoted to England and Wales. The grant would have been given again to Cardiff in 1897, but, unfortunately, the whole of It <vaa spent in giving to fhe different museums re- productions of works of art. He also found that there were objects lent from the South Kensington Museums to schools of art in Aberystwyth, Cardiff, Carmarthen, Denbigh, Swansea, and Wrexham. Therefore, he thought it was not quite fair to state that Wales received no share whatever of the I museum expenditure. It received very much the same share that towns of Yorkshire and Lancashire received. The share was less than they would like to see, but he could assure the hon. member for Flint that every effort would be madie to meet the crowing education of Wales by an increased disrfrihti- I tion of objects of art. It might be a question whether it might not be desirable hereafter I to establish some branch of South Kensing- ton in Wales, and if there was a place whirfU would be the centre of intermediate education I in Wales, it might be desirable to hare the museum there. But if he were to esHblisll j a museum to-morrow, he could! not put it in 1 Cardiff, because Cardiff was not recocmisedl 3.9 the head and centre of Welsh education, and because in Cardiff there was alreadv., a museum, and any funds which were avail- able would be far better spent in improving the existing museum in Cardiff, than in set- ting up a new museum. He assured hon. members from Wales that they would hayo I greater grants in a few years when their d- mirable system of education began to l oir fruit (hear. hear). Mr J. W. Philipps said' the right hon. gen- tleman had told them he was willing to send round plenty of good casts from good objects, and that good casts from good objects wer<3 better than bad originals. The right hon. gentleman was right, but they did not want to have an increased number of little plaster casts- Wh" hi:" b,,n. frlctad ■-Ec.iited, MaA wha-t they wanted in Wales, was a national I museum, which would1 embrace every depart- ment of Welsh life and history and anti- quity (hear, hear). They wanted a museum I that would do for Wales what the British A Museum dSd for England (hear, hear). The House divided, and there voted' — For the motion 66 Against 85 I Majority against 19 The result was greeted with Opposition cheers. PETITIONS AG AINST A RAILWAY ( BILL. PjVtions against the I.oi.d'-n and North- Western Railway Company (Wales) Bill hava been depositedl in the House of Lords bv the following: — Abergele and Pensarn Urban District Council, St. Asaph (Denbigh) Rural District Council, P.hyl District Council, Great Western Railway, Thomas Williams, British Gas. Light, and Coke Company, Walkers, Parker, and Co., limited, Holywell; Halkyn Mining and Tunnel Co., Limited, Dee CoTho servancy Boardl, G. O. Newton, J. A. Keates^ Flintshire County Council, and others.