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PERSONAL The Marquis of Anglesey has arrived at Plaa Newydd from London. A stained-gla^s window has been erected in Bangor Cathedral in memory of the late Bis- hop Campbell, The iDuke and Duchess of Portland left London on Wednesday for Plas NewVdd, on a visit to the Marquis of Anglesey. On Tuesday the funeral took place at Scar- borough, near Reverley, of the Rev John Williamsl a former rector of Newtown, The Duke of Westminster, wdio has been on a big-game shooting expedition in Northern Rhodesia, is expected to arrive at Southamp- ton on Saturday. Mr and Mrs Lloyd*- George were among the gueste of the .King and Queen at the State Banquet given at Windsor Castle in honour of the King and Queen of Norway. Mr Osborn Roberts, brother of Mr J. Herbert Roberts, M.P., is shortly to be married to Miss Maude Strover, daughter of the lata General G. A. iStrover, of Upper Burmah. Dr T. Witton Davies, of Bangor, lectured in Welsh a few days ago at 'Sardis Chapel, near Amlwch, on Through Palastine on Horse- back." Diagrams, curios, and costumes were showtt. $ The Marchioness of Bute, who takes a lively interest in the revival of the Gaelic language, has issued notices for a preliminary meeting in Rothesay for forming a Bute branch of The Rev Canon iEvan Thomas Davies (Dyfrig), for 16 years vicar of Pwllheli, has 'been offered and has accepted the rectory of Gaer- wen Anglesey, Vacant by the death of the Rev' W. G. Griffiths. The Senate of the University College at Ban- gor have appointed Mr N. O. Meredith, M.A., lecturer in economics at the Victoria University, to deliver the George Rae lec- tures for this session. The current number of the "Celtic Review" contains an interesting article by Professor Anwyl on '"Celtic Goddesses." He states that the River Dee gestls its name from one of these interesting dieties. His Honour William Bowen Rowlands, Judge of the County Court on the iBirkenhead Cir- cuit since 1900, who died in London on tlae 4th September last, aged 67 years, left estate of the gross value of £4,118. A movement is on foot to present the Bisiboy õf ;Sit. David's with a motor-car. Lord Ken- sington has forwarded, a letter to the church- wardens urging them to collect for the pur- pose. The subscriptions are confined to lay- men. At iLlan.brynmau- Parish Church a. stained-glass window has been dedicated to the memory of the late William and Elinor Howell, par- ents of the late Mr Abraham Howell, Wtlsh- pool and Rhiewport, Montgomeryshire, and Mr D. Howell, Machynlleth. The window, which has cost B250, has been provided by grandchildren. William Howell was a de- scendant of one of rthe three brothers who were converted by the sermon of Howell Harris on his ¡first: visit to iNorth Wales i* 1739. Lord Newborough has been laid up for the past fortnight at his residence in Portland-place suffering from a severely sprained ankle, tlAt hats caused him intense pain. He is now somewhat better, and able to get up for a few hours daily. The Rev W. Hopkyn Rees, the well-known Welsh Chinese missionary, formerly of Cwm- avon, who has been in this country on fur- lough for several months, has j'ust started back to China, accompanied .by Mrs Rees and number of new workers. A handsome window has been erected by the friends and neighbours of the late Sir Robert A. Cunliffe, Bart., of Acton Park, to hie memory in the St. Giles Parish Church, Wrexham. Sir Robert was at one time M.P. for Denbigh Boroughs. Father Hayes, the well-known Catholic tem- perance advocate, bate just been speaking on his favourite subject aft a Nonconformist Chapel at Liverpool, and advocated a closer union between the churches in combating the greatest evil of the age—drink. The visit of the Rev Seth Joshua and Mr 6am Jenkins, the Welsh evangelists, tto America, continues sto arouse great religious fervour, especially amongst the Welsh people, and the tour, which was originally to end at Christmas, will be extended toill the spring. Mr Horace Jones, "the latest Welsh comedian," who created a furore in Liverpoolla.st week, was born in Liverpool, the son of Welsh parents, his father belonging to Anglesey and his mother to (Denbigh. His .principal sketch depicts an eccentric Welshman at a football match. An Aberdare postman and an Aberdare milk- maid were wed the other day. The postman in his uniform at the close of his rounds turned into the church. The milkmaid did the same, leaving her tins at '.he church door. After the ceremony both took up the broken threads again and went their ways. Lord Calstletown, president of the Celtic As- sociation, and one of the presidents at the National Eisteddfod at Carnarvon, is the new Chancellor of the Royal University of Ireland, and the fii'st honora.ry degree he con- ferred was that of Dootor of Literature upon Dr Douglas Hyde, president of the Gaelic League. The Cardigan County Council has confirmed an arrangement for the payment of the promised contribution of '£2,000 towards the building fund of the National Library of Wales, which is to be located at Aberystwyth. The amount is .to be paid in four annual instalments of £500, and will be made a charge upon the technical instruction, Jjt is -with reported that the temperance cause hate made substantial progress in every part of (Montgomeryshire except that which is geo- graphically connected with England. There was comparatively more drinking on the border around Offa's Dyke than in any other part of the county, and but few temperance people were to be found in the churches of that district. "There is nothing'but Home Rule or destruc- tion before us," exolaims a writer in the November "Traethodydd," who pleads for the formation of a new party with a new cry in Wales. "I have," he continues, "thought of every conceivable scheme for better the conditions of those among whom I live, and my firm belief is that the only way is to secure Home Rule for Wales." Mr William Jones, the member for ArVon, with the consent of the Liberal Association of his division, has accepted an invitation to accompany Mr fSamuel iSmith on a. voyage to India. Mr Jones intends to leave this coun- try on the 23rd lnst., and hopes tto return in time for the opening of Parliament next year. On his way home he proposes to pay a special visit of inspection to Egypt. A number of Denbighshire educationists were present as a deputation in the House of Com- mons, on (Tuesday. The deputation, which included Mr D. B. Davies (Denbigh), Air W. G. Dodd, l(Llangollen), Mr J. E. Powell (Wrexham), and Mr J. C. Davies, inspector of technical education, had a consultation on a matter of great local importance with iVlr Herbert Roberts and IMr Uiement iktwa-rda. }. Accompanying the appeal to the Welsh Con- gregational Churches for 100,000 sixpences towards the Dr Griffith John Jubilee Fund, is a. characteristic letter from Dr John himself, in which he recalls iiow, more than 50 years ago, as a student at the Brecon Memorial College, he heard the Divine call to the mis- sion field, and relates some of the results which have followed his long years of service in China. The difficulty of obtaining adequate discussion of the amendment on the paper with. refer- ence to the rights of tenants to sell produce alt the end of iftie tenancy, has induced Mr Ellis Davies to accede to the suggestions of the Front Bench to withdraw it. The Soli- citor-General approved the principal em- bodied in the amendment', but under the cir- cumstances there was no chance of incorpora- ting it in the Bill. The lists of names of children in the schools of I Wales at the present time show that Welsh Christian names are coming iitto favour. The ¡' Isabella Angelinas and the iMajtilda. Lavinias are decreasing at the same ratio, and even the Catherine Annes and Mary Janes are passing away. Gwladys, Gwen, Dilys, Ifor, Idwal, Aled, Yorwerth, Ceinwen, Llywarch, and Griffith appear on only one page of a Welsh county school report. Sir Vincent Caillard, chairman of th« Tariff Reform Commission, speaking at Aluiswell Hill, said Mr Lloyd-George had recently re- presented the increase'of-wages in relation to exports between 1895 and 1905 as fifty- one million sterling, but he (Sir Vincent) had found that the increase was only fifteen millions. Mr Lloiyd-Kieorge's figures were entirely misleading, and twas a matter of doubt whether he knew in the least what he was talking about. The following letter has been received from Mr Evan Roberts by the Rev E. W. Peaxce, secre- tary of the West Glamorgan G.J\1. Monthly Meeting —Great Glen, Leicestershire,—Dear Brother in Christ,—1 am sorry that I have not answered your letter sooner, but it was overlooked. I should be very glad if I could be with you to meet the young people, but as I am away fromWaletS at present I cannot come. I found the meetings at Llandrindcd greatly try my strength, and I still require further rest. LUay the 'Lord bless you abund- antly, and reveal to young men the word of the Cross as the power of God.—Yours, in I the Master's service, Evan Roberts. The people of Carnarvonshire have been curious i to know wha.t has become of the pituresque I Mr Naylor, who accepted the unpromising I tact of "turning out LloydJ&eorge" at the last General Election. News has come that I he is selling his collection of old china at Thelwall, in Cheshire. The death took place at Wrexham, on Sunday, of the oldest County Court official in North 'Wales, Mr Charles, Glascodine. Mr Glasco- dine, who was in his 89th year, came to Wrexham from South Wales, was connected with the Wrexham and Llangollen County Courts for 54 years. The Rev 'John Fisher, B.D., of Cefn, St. Asaph, and the Rev S. Baring Gould, M.A., are preparing for publication a work dealing with the lives of the British saints, which is to be brought out in four demy 8\"0 vo- lumes, under the auspices of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion. The iLodon County Council ha;s approved of I classes in the Irish language and literature in nine London districts. The teachers are Gaelic (Leaguers, so that this action of the L.C.C. practically endows the Gaelic League of London to the extent of some .£200 a year. iWihere does Welsh come in? The death is announced of Mrs H. Clarence •Whaite, the wife of Mr (H. Clarence Whaite, President, of the Royal Cumbrian Academy, Conway. Mrs Whaite was a native of Aber, North Wales, and much of the interest taken in Welsh subjects by her talented husband ■was no doubt due to her influence. Mr Owen M. Edwards, Il\LA., in the current number of "Cymru," states that the County Councils in Wales ought to ask the railway companies to provide officials who understand Welsh. He addis: "1 saw monoglot Welsh- men receiving very great injustice this year because none of the officals could speak their I language. Among the officials of the London and North-Western and the Cambrian I heard the most Welsh, aad anwng the officials of the Great Western Railway Company I heard th* leaet." The Rev E. Jones, Carnarvon, who, together with his daughter, Miss Jones, is now on a visit to America, will sail for this country on the 21st inst. The rev. gentleman took a prominent part in the C.M. Assembly held at Venedocda last month, and was accorded a most enthusiastic reception. He has re- ceived invitations to preach at similar (gatherings in Wisconin,' Chicago, Racine and Milwaukee, Columbus, Wilkesbarre, Pitts- burgh, West Bangor, New York, etc., but he oannot accept them. He does not intend to go from Venedocda to any place. He hopes to be in Carnarvon by the first Sunday in December. (What do Welsh musicians say to this Pan- Celtic Note" :—"d learn that .Mr Alfred Per- I cival Graves is engaged 0.. a set of words for a "Heathen Song," to the music of that magnificent air known als. Brian Boru's March. That is a happy inspiration. The test of a good march is that it can b* sung on the march. Very few British matches can- WTiterS of marchessbould allow plenty of soom for breathing between successive lines. The Marseillaise is a good model. The best of Welsh marches, the "Men of Har- lech," is disqualified on this score. The Welsh, the "singing nation," have ceased to I be a marching nation." 0 I
















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