"V Oeninen" yn 25ain Oed. RHIFYN da dros ben ydyw "Geninen" Ionawr. Nid llawer o gylchgronau Gymreig all honi eu haniad mor bell yn ol a'r flwyddyn 1883 er, yn ol erthygl ddyddorol Anthropos, i lawer ohonynt gael eu geni tua'r flwyddyn hono, ond daeth dydd eu harwyl yn fuan iawn. Gwelir hefyd fod y clod am hyn yn disgyn i'r golygydd a'r sylfaenydd yn unig, ac y saif y Geninen i gario enw Eifionydd i'r oesau a ddaw fel gwr lien- gar, anturiaethus a llwyddianus. Ceir cipdrem lawn yn yr erthygl gyntaf ar hanes y cyfnodclion Cymreig yn ystod y chwarter canrif diweddaf gan Anthropos Erthygl fywiog a graenus, teilwng o'r lienor campus hwn. Pan yn ymwneyd a'r flwyddyn 1890, yn mhlith pethau eraill, gwelir y geiriau canlynol :—" Un arall o'r llu ydoedd Yr Athronydd Cymreig," dan olygiaeth y diweddar Monwyson. Credir iddo yntau ym- ddangos braidd yn anhymig, cyn i athroniaeth gael ei gwarthfawrogi yn briodol yn ein gwlad ond y mae yn dra sicr ei fod yn gyhoeddiad gwych, yn meddu ar safon uchel, ac yn rhagredeg- ydd i gyfnod gwell." Ofnwn ninau i Monwyson a'i fawredd ymddangos a diflanu cyn i'w wlad na'i enwad weled ei ogoniant. Eryr o feddyliwr oedd y diweddar Barch William Evans on- wyson), a ninau megis adar y to yn hel ein tameidiau yn rhy isel i lawr. Dyma ddywed am 1894, daeth y di- weddar Barch John Evans (Eglwysbach), jtfl "Fwyell" i goedwig llenyddlaeth. Yr oedd yr enw yn awgrymiadol; a gellir dweyd am y Golygydd, ddarfod iddo gyfodi ei "fwyell mewn dyrysgoed." Yr oedd min ac awch ar Y Fvvysll," er nas gellid dweyd mai" tori i lawr," neu ddinystrio, oedd ei phrif amcan. Ond purion peth fyddai cofio fod yna ddwy Fwyell" yn perthyn i lenyddiaeth Cymru-" Bwyall Llawdden" a "Bwyell Eglwysbach." I'r sawl a ddarllenodd y "FwyeIl" nid oes eisiau son am ei rhagoriaeth llenyddol. Beirniadaeth ar Chwarter Canrif o Lenyddiaeth Cymru yw'r erthygl nesaf gan wr o farn a Chymro pur, neb llai na'r cadeirfardd T Gwynn Jones. Nid yw pobpeth y Lenyddiaeth yn dda ganddo, a dengys y rhagoriaethau a'r gwendidau yn glir a theg. Doniol iawn yw ei ymdriniaeth a'r nofelau a nofelwyr: dyry yntau Daniel Owen ar y blaen hyd yn hyn ond gesyd obaith am ei hafal eto'n fuan iawn. Yn mysg ei sylwad- aeth ceir Yn y cyfnod hwn hefyd y tyfodd yr ystori fer a chawsom samplau rhagorol o honi gan Mrs Saunders, Miss Winnie Parry, a Mr R H Williams. Nid yw'r ystori fer yn nwylaw yr ysgrifenwyr hyn yn ddim tebyg i'r ystori fer Saesneg. Danghosodd Mrs Saunders allu mawr i ddisgrifio hen gymeriadau a rhoddi lleferydd i deimladau crefyddol. Y mae dawn Winnie Parry yn ddawn brinnach, y ddawn i weled a deall bywyd plant a hen bobl yn enwedig. Tebycach i'r chwedl fer Ffrengig yw eiddo Mr R H Williams, a medr olrhain teimladau nes cynyrchu'r un effaith ag a gyfyd rhai 0 ystraeon byrion Guy de Maupassant. Gair mawr onite, cydmaru Cymro ieuanc i un o'r gwyr blaenaf ynnglyn a'r math yma o waith; ond nid gortnod, gan fod dyfodol disglaer i'r Nofelwr hwn; ac nid rhyfedd ei fod mor naturiol a theimladwy, gan ei fod yn "fab y mynydd," wedi ei dynu drwy ddyfroedd chwerwon profedigaeth ac yn gallu bwrw ei galon ar bapwr yn rhwydd mewn Cymraeg glan ac ystwyth. Mae y Parch D Stanley Jones, er yn fyr, yn ysgrifenu'n dda ar "Oriel Goheb wyr y Geninen." Cwestiwn berwol y dydd, sef Sosialaeth," sydd gan Mr Edward Foulkes, Llanberis. Dwy dudalen gymer Elfed ar Y Pulpud a'r Iaith," ond y maent fel Elfed, yn llawn trysorau. Er engraifft, Y mae, eto, ryw goegni ysgoeheigaidd yn gyfrifol am lawer o eiriau estronol. Bu raid i bawb ohonom wrth amser i ddysgu nad oedd raid codi'r termau diweddaraf o'r llyfr newydd tanlli, er mwyn argyhoeddi gwrandawyr meddyldrwm ein bod yn ddarllenwyr, ac ar flaen yr oes. Ond wedi cael rhyw gymaint o brofiad mewn dwy iaith, anturiaf ddweyd nad oes dim yn werth ei gyhoeddi o'r pulpud nas gellir ei osod mewn iaith ddealladwy. Dichon y bydd raid gadael y term gwy- ddonol heb ei arfer, ond hawdd gusod ei gynwys mewn gair neu eiriau gyficant ei ystyr i'r gwrandawyr. Pan demtir ni i arfer termau o'r fath, doeth yw gofyn yn ddystaw-A ydynt yn anhcbgorol er mwyn goleuo, neu arfgyhoeddi, neu gadarhau enaid anfarwol ? Nid oes dim eiddilach na choegni, o flaen awel o ddi- frifwch." Dyma un arall, Nid oes yn holl gylch gwirionedd Crist ddim nas gellir ei draethu mewn Cymraeg glan- gan ddeall, wrth hyny, Gymraeg sydd yn byw heddyw, ac nid wedi gorphen byw ddoe. Os bydd arni eisiau gair o iaith arall, gwyr pa fodd i'w Gymreigio, a rhoi iddo, o leiaf, le gyda'r gweision cySog, os na fynn ei alw'n fab." Da iawn Elfed. Aed y genadwii adref. Tir newydd, fel arfer, sydd gan y Parch Rhys J Huws. Ei destyn ydyw "Ieuengrwydd a Henamt." Gwna waith da. Gorphena gyda'r brawddegau hyn _u Beth a gasglwn oddiwrth hanes cy- fundebau ac enwadau am Ie yr ieuanc a'r hen yn yr eglwys ? Cymerer y cy. fundebau Cymreig, er engraipht. Nod- weddir yr Annibynwyr gan ryw ieuen- grwydd rhyfedd codant angor yn ami, ami, a rhoddant le eithriadol i wyr ieuainc yn eu huchelwyliau a'u bywyd eglwysig; Perthyn iddynt hanes gogoneddus. Rhoddodd yr enwad ei waed a" arian yn ddiwarafun ar allorau rhyddid ond tybed fod pob j achos a, achleswyd ganddo yn deilwng o waed mor ddrud ac o olud mor brin ? Rhai o gyffelyb aidd yw y Bedyddwyr ond o orfod jw fwy cynullgar na'r adran arall o'r Cynull- eidfaolwyr. Rhydd y Wesleyaid le parchus iawn i'r hen a'r aeddfed ac y mae athrylith drefniadol fel yr eiddo Dr Rigg yn cael awyrgylch gydnaws a hi ei hun i dyfu yn nhrefniant y cyfundeb. Rhydd y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd le arbenig i'r ddawn drefn- iadol a medd y Corph athrylith i bwyllgora'n gall a threfnu'n ddoeth Mae llwyddiant yr enwad hwn i lyw odraethu anian wyllt y Celt, ac i reoli camrau beiddgar y Cymro, yn dystiol- aeth gref i werth amynedd, profiad, a phwyll. Gall y cfedwr cryf redeg pan fo enaid mewn pergl, a gall eistedd yn amyneddgar i drin y galon glwyfus- calon y byddai colli dyferyn o'i gwaed yn peri iddi beidio a churo, ac oeri am byth. Mor wasanaethgar ac mor dlws yw trigo o ieuengrwydd a henaint yn nghyd Pawb ei farn, ynte. Nid fel yna yr edrych pawb ar y cwestiwn Y mae yn y rhifyn dwysged o erthyg- lau penigamp ereill ar wahanol bynciau teilwng o sylw ond ni chaniata gofod i fanylu, ac yn eu mysg ceir un o waith y lienor Wesleyaidd gwych, Mr Edward Rees, Y.H., Machynlleth, ar 11 Lyfrydd- iaeth Machynlleth." Cawn y geiriau i'w barhau ar y terfyn yn dynodi fod ychwaneg i dd'od. Diolch am hyny. Telir gwarogaeth ynddo hefyd i'r Hy- barch Owen Williams, gyda'r Wylwn am Owen William,—ein gwrol Ddyngarwr diadlam,— Gwr uniawn, gw&r, na wnai gam, A'r dawnus wladwr dinam. Yn y Demi yn Hawn o deimlad,—dedwydd Y didwyll gymeriad Trwy ganmol y Dwyfol Dad, Codi a wnaeth y Ceidwad. Yn llawn, A'í ddagrau yn lli'—hyawdledd— Mawl-odlau addoli A'i holl nerth cymellai ni Am Ryddid i ymroddi. T. JONES-HUMPHREYS. Dolefus yw dy lwyfan,-O! Walia!- Owen Williams ddyddan Wedi 'i gloi o'th bwlpud glAn j- Greddfol i ti yw gruddfan. Collodd ein brodir dirion-dduwinydd Enwog,-collcdd Arfon Athronydd aeth ar union Yn wyn sant i fynwes Ion. GWESPYR. Yn ddios, y mae rhifyn Ionawr o'r Geninen yn un a'r, rhai goreu ac yn haeddol o sylw gan bob Cymro llengair. LEO. 0§0
O'r Wyddgrug. Nos Iau, lonawr 2il, yn nghapel Pendr.i, cynhaliwyd cyfarfod Henyddol a cheiddor- ol, o dan nawdd Cymdeithas y Bobl leu. ainc. Cymerwyd rhan yn y gweithrediad au gan y rhai canlynol:—Llywydd, y Parch M E Jones; arweinydd, y Parch T Nicholls Roberts beirniaid-Cerddoriaeth, y Parch. Thomas Morgan (M.C.), Wyddgrug; traeth- odau a'r Maes Llafur, y Parch. D Morris, CoedlLai; barddoniaeth, Mr R W Phillips, Wyddgrug; adroddiadau a'r ateb ar y pryd, Hanes Iesu Grist, a'r Holwyddorydd Bach, y Parch M K Jones a Mr John Hughes, Nursery, Wyddgrug. Gwobrwy- wyd y buddugwyr -an Mr John Davies, Cemetery House. Cyfeiliwyd gaa Mrs M E Jones a. Miss Gwladys Williams. Rhodd- wyd amryw o'r gwobrwyon gan gyfeillion caredig y lie, fel na bu raid i ni lyned yn ddwfn i drysorfa.'r gyindcithas, a bu aluryw o'r buddugwyr mor garedig atluol eu gwo- brwyon yn ol. Enillwyd ar y gwahanol destynau gan y rhai canlyiol:-Traethawd, "Y aiodd gor- eu i gyraedd rhai nad ydynt ya mynychu moddion gras," Miss Phillips, Bod Awen, Wyddgrug. Ateb gofyniad 21ain o'r Maes Llafur, Master Idris Roberts, Bod Awen. Baxddoniaeth, Stephan o flaen y Cyngor," Mr John Hughes, Nursery, Wyddgrug. Ate,b, Hanes lesu Grist, o'r Maes Uafur, Master John Griffiths, o eglwys y Taber- nacT. Ateb, yr Holwyddorydd, pen. ix- rhanwyd y gwobrwyon. Adrodd Emyn 848 o'r Llyfr Emynau (ti. rai rhwng 15 a 20 oed): laf, 'Miss Sarah Roberts; 2il, Miss Jane Jones; 3ydd, Miss Ada Davies, y tair o eglwys Pendref. Adrodd Psalm cxxi (i rai rhwng 10 a 15): laf, Master Walter Hughes 2il, .Miss Pollie Williams Sydd, Master John Griffiths, y cyntaf o Bendref, yr ail a'r trydydd o'r Tabernncl. Adrodd Emyn 908 o'r Llyfr Emynau (i rai dan 10 oed): laf, Miss Emily Thomas; 2il, Miss Sallie Williams; 3ydd, Miss Gwladys Ro- berts, y cyntaf o Bendref, yr ail a'r dryd. edd o'r Tabernacl. Unawd i ferohed o -bob oed, Miss Alice Jones, o eglwys y Tabernacl. Unawd i feibion o bob oed, Mr Llew Powell, Rhydymwyn. Unawd i rai rhwng 12 a 16 oed, ar y don 0 llefara, addfwyn Iesu," o daflen y Gymanfa: laf, Master Robert Phillips; 2il, Miss Nellie -P-arry; 3ydd, Master Arthur Thomas 4ydd, Miss Katie Jones, yr oil o eglwys Pendref. 0 Unawd i rai rhwng 9 a 12, "Can Gogon- o "I iant," o daflen y Gymanfa laf, Miss Emily Thomas 2il, Miss Sallie Willi-uns 3ydd, Master Henry Phillips, y cyntaf a'r trydydd o Bendref, yr ail o'r Tabernacl. Unawd i rai dan 9 oed: laf, Miss Edith Jones; 2il, Miss Myfanwy Dykins; 3ydd, Master Will- ie Weav or, y tri o Bendref. Daeth cynulleidfa dda yn nghyd, a chaf- wyd cyfarfod gwir ddyddorol. Yr oedd y 'gystadleuaeth ar y traethawd, y farddon- ip.eth, unawd y merched, ac unawd y meib- ion yn agored i bawb, a'r gweddill yn gyf- yngedig i aelodau Ysgolion Sabbothil Pen- dref a'r Tabernacl. Ar y terfyn diolchodd ein parchus weinidog i bawb a gymerodd ran yn y gweithrediadau. Yr oedd y cyfar- fod hwn yn un llwyddianus yn "nhob ystyr. GOHEBYDD IEUANC. Cynhaliwyd yr nchod yn Mhendref, Wyddgrug, prydnawn dydd Mercher, Ion. 8fed, o dan lywyddiaeth y Parch T N Rob- erts. Yr oedd hefyd yn breseiol y P-irchn David Morris, M E Jones, ac II R Owen ("lay agent"); Mr Thomas Williams, gor- lichwyliwr, yn nghyd-a chynrychiolaeth o eglwysi y gylchdaith. Dechreuwyd trwy weddi gan Mr Thomas Jones, Coedllai. PasiwycT diolchgarwch gwresocaf y cyfarfod i'r ddau otuchwyliwr, Mri John Williams, Moriah, a Thomas Williams, Wyddgrug, am eu gwasanaeth ffyddloa i'l gylchdaith, ac etholwyd Mr Thomas Williams am flwy. ddyn arall. Etholwyd Mr Wm Garston, Coedllai, yn lie Mr John Williams Ethol- wyd iMr Thomas Hughes, Gwernymynydd, yn ysgrifenydd y Cyfarfod Chwarter, i gy- meryd lie Mr Wm Garston, yr hwn a was- anaethodd y gylchdaith yn ffyddlon fel ysgrifenydd am flynyddoedd.
Football. THE COMBINATION. Table up to and including January nth. 1908 Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. P Tranmere 13 I t 1 1 ..14 ..23 Connah's QuaY17 ..10 4 3 ..37 ..35 ..23 Chester .14..10.,3.. I ..49..18..21 Whitchurch. 13 9 3 I ..52 ..23 -.19 Crewe Alex. 1 C> 8 6 2 ..39 ..28 ..18 Oswestry 13 8 2 3 38..17 ..19 Chirk 14 8 6 o ..28 ..22 ..16 Druids I 14 6 •• 7 •• 1 ••35 "S/ ••13 Nantwifch .13 4 6 3 ..32 ..35 ,.n Bangorl 14 5 8 1 ..24 ..42 ..11 Wrexham .17 •• 4 •• 2 -3I -46 ..IO Rhyl 13 4 •• 8 1 ..23 -.33 •• 9 Birkenhead 17 2 13 2 16 44 6 Welshpool .12 o ..11 I ..15 ..53 1 00000 SATURDAY'S COMBINATION RESULTS. Birkenbead. I Wrexham. o Chirk 3 Rhyl 0 Oswestry 5 Crewe Alexandra 3 •Home team. 00000 NORTH WALES COAST FOOTBALL LEAGUE. DIVISION 1. Tables up to and including January nth. Goals. P. W. L. D. F. A. P Carnarvon .13 8 4 1 ..36 ..25 ..17 Holyhead 11 8 3 o ..43 ..12 ..16 Beaumaris .n 7 •• 3 •• 1 "3° ••2I • •15 Bangor 10 6 2 2 ..37 •«19 •«I4 Rhyl Reserves.. 11 4 5 2 ..32 ..25 ..10 Coiwyn Bay. 11 5 t) 0 ••24 ..28 ..10 Llandudno 9 4 4 1 ..10 ••I4 •• 9 Llanrwst 11 3 6 2 ..14 ..31 8 Denbigh 9 3 5 1..16 ..23 7 Conway 12 3 9 o ..25 ..45 6 Bl. Festiniog 8 3 5 o ..15 ..35 6 00000 LAST SATURDAY'S RESULTS. Festiniog I Llanrwst o Carnarvon. 3 Denbigh 2 Colwyn Bay 5 Rbyl Reserves, 3 00000 DIVISION 2. Goals. P. W. D. F. A. P Rbuddlan C'ser 3 2 1 0 8 4 4 Denbigh Guild 3 2 1 0 7 4 Ruthin 3..2., 1..0..7..7..4 Denbigh Res ..2.. 1 1..0..8..4., 2 Corwen Res.. 2 0 2 0 2 5. 0 000000 RESULTS AT A GLANCE. Rhuddlan Conservatives 5 Denbigh Reserves 2 00000 COLWYN BAY CROAKING. Colw yn Bay have come out on top in their en- counters with the locals this season. Early in the season they overcame a weak side in a cup-tie by 3-1, and on Saturday they met what was really the third string of Rhyl and after an indifferent game ran out winners five goals to three. In the first half the game was of a fairly even character, the brothers Roberts at back were in good form and early on repelled several determined attacks by the Bayites. The visitors, however, forced the game and scored thrice. Rhyl were not idle, and as the result of smarts by Jewell, they found the net twice, thus crossing over a goal to the bad. On resuming the game became rough, the referee being quite un- able to control the players, and some of his decisions were most unsatisfactory. The visitors played a, shady game and the homesters retaliated, with the result that game lost all its charms, and finally end- in a win for the visitors. 00000 RHUDDLAN AND THE CHAMPIONSHIP. Rbuddlan are in fine fettle just now and are more than likely to make a bold bid for championship honours. Denbigh Reserves were the visitors on Saturday, and a gqod game was the result. Den- bigh went off with a rush and as the result of pretty play scored twice in quick succession. Despite th is reverse the Conservatives did not loose heart, but kept pegging away, and before half-time they had made the scores level, mainly through clever individ- ual efforts on the part of Roose. Kicking down hill in the second half the homesters had much the best of mo Iters, and fairly monopolised the play. Roose was again conspicuous and led his men admirably being inserumantal in the scoring of three goals. Denbigh made strenuous efforts to lower the Rhuddlan colours, but Jones and Barnett who were somewhat shaky at the outset, found their footing, and playing a sound game, frustrated all attempts to score on the part of Denbigh. W. Roberts in goal had a busy time of it in the fust half, and though he might have saved the second goal he played a great game, and with Roose shared the honours the day. OOOOO RHYL ROUTED. The colliers of Chirk proved too good for the locals. The score 3-0 hardly represent the play for although we admit that the best team won Rhyl had many chances, and several were made to score The Chirk defence gave nothing away and played a grand game from start to finish. They were quicker en the ball than Rhylites and snatched every chance that came their way. Their half-backs were a worry ing trio, and while they allowed the Rhyl forwards no quarter they plied their own men with innumer- able opportunities to shine, and here lay the strength of the homesters and the secret of their success. OOOOO
WELSH CUP. CHESTER OUST THE FAVOURITES. Chester and Tranmere Rovers met in their replay at Chester, and as the home team won 2-1 the cup will not, after all, find its way to the Wirral Penin- sular for the first time. The third round of the Amataeur Cup ties were played off on Saturdty- The closest game was that between Ruaban and Welfhpool, at the. last-named town. Aiter a keenly contested match, Ruabon retired defeated by 2-1. The Flintshire team, Burntwood United beat Llan- dudno Amateurs at Buckley by I-a; Wrezham Victoria, on their own ground were knocked out by Brymbo Victoria by 4—o toe holders of the cup, Buckley Engineers, overcame Oak Alyn Rovers, 2 o Towyn Rovers went under to Aberystwyth to the tune of 6-0; while even a worse fate befel Bangor, who were beaten by Holyhead Swifts by 9-0. BIRKENHEAD BEAT WREXHAM. The long rest which Wrexham have had since they were beaten at Rhyl on Boxing day seems to have no improving effect upon them, for they were beaten at home on Saturday by Birkenhead, after giving a very erratic performance. It is true the single goal scored during the game, which gave victory to the visitors, was of the soft kind, and ought to have been averted by the backs. Still the fact remains that they had many opportuities of scoring, but mulled them all. o
THE POWER OF INFLUENCE. Those who understand children best aro fully alive to the importance attached to the choice of youthful friends. They realise that the imitative faculty is instinctive with all children, and that lasting influences are often set in motion in quite infantile years. But this imitative faculty is bv no means ex- tinct when childhood is past. There are a certain set of people who take little or no pleasure in any society in which they do not themselves shine. ^ey feel hurt at seeming of no consequence. The world calls them "shy." In truth, the adjective "proud" would better describe them.
TACKING VELVET. Velvet should always be tacked with sew- ing silk. The thread should be cut every few inches in order to avoid leaving a mark on the material by pulling a long thread.
HOT MILK AS A STIMULANT. No one who, fatigued by over-exertion of body and mind, has ever experienced the re- viving influence of a tumbler of this beve- rage, heated as hot as it can be sipped, will willingly forego a resort to it because of its being rendered somewhat less acceptable to the palate. The promptness with which its cordial influence is felt is indeed surprising. Some portion of it seems to be digested and appropriated almost immediately, and many who now fancv they need alcoholic stimu- lants when exhausted by fatigue, will find in this simple draught an equivalent that will be abundantly satisfying, and far more en. during in its effects.
SOMETHING FOR YOUNG FOLKS. THE THREE TASKS. Once upon a time there lived near a large wood a King and his daughter. The King's name was King Fearless, and his ds.ughter's name was Princess Marie. The wood in which they lived was enchanted. One night while the Princess was taking her evening walk as usual she happened to go into the wood. When she had gone a little way she met a little man, who said: "Now you are in my power, and unless you promise to marry me I shall not let you go." The Prin- cess, weeping bitterly, said Yes," becauss she thought her 'life was lost. The little man then took her to his cave. and told his ser- vant to make the wedding feast ready. When the King heard that his daughter did not re- turn he cried with grief. He then said that anyone who would find the Princess could marry her. A poor man heard of the .news. and set out to find her. He walked on and on till at last he came to the cnchanted wood, and met the little man. The little man said: "What do you want The poor man then answered: I am locking for a Prin- cess." The little man then answered: If you will do three tasks for me you can have her. The first is to go to the fountain of life and fetch me water in a cup. The second is to get me a magic ring, and the third is to make me a big box out of this small piece of wood." The poor man set out OIl his way, taking with him a piece of bread. He had not gone very far when he met an old woman who was sitting on the road. She saw him eating the bread which he had. She then asked him for a piece he gave her half, and she said: "Now that you have been so kind to me I shall reward you. You can have three wishes." The poor v man said: I want a cup of water from the fountain of life, a magic ring, and a big box made out of this piece "of wood." She replied: "Go home, and you will find them." The poor man lvent home, and found everything ready. At least, so says the writer in the Lady's Pictorial" ho tells this tale. He took them to the little man, who gave him the Princess in return, and he took her back to the King, her father. Some time later they were married, and lived happily ever after, and took the little old man to ba their chief butler. THE CROSS SQUIRREL. Once there was a squirrel, says a writer in St. A ichulas, that did not like its home, and he used to scold and find fault with every- thing. Its papa squirrel had long gray whiskers, and so was wise—besides which he could shake his whiskers quickly. He said to the squirrel: My dear, as you do not like your home there are three sensible things you could do: Leave it. or change it, or suit yourself to it. Any one of these would help you in your trouble." But the little squirrel said, "Oh. I do not want to do any of those; I had rather sit en the branch of a tree and scold.' "Well," said the papa squirrel, "if you must -do that, whenever you want to scold. just go out on a branch and scold away at someone you do not know." The little squirrel blushed so much that ha became a red squirrel, and you will notice that to this day red squirrels do just that thing. THE BOY AND THE WHOOPING-COUGH. The Rev. J. G. Stevenson has written this true story about a brave little boy who was very ill. He was only a small boy, and his whoop- ing-cough was really very bad. Father made jokes about his having a hoop at last that no one could bowl; and mother gave him all sorts of curious medicines, and some of them were sweet. Also he made the best of it he could, and in between the paroxysms he played about in his bedroom, anQ was just as good a boy as he knew how. At night his mother used to light a little lamp, and it heated some strange liquid and made a not very pleasant scent throughout his room she put up with it because it seemed to help him to feel better. But once at about two o'clock in the night he had a terrible time. First his mother heard a little dry throat cough. Then came a whoop and a sound of gasping for breath, and she was up and hold- ing him and helping quicker than I can tell. His face went very. very red, and he looked up at his mother with eyes that seemed to be asking for something. But she could do little for him, and the hard struggle for breath had to go on until at' last it was over, and he got better, and lay back on his pillow, very weak. His mother watched him, and won- dered what he would say when he spoke; she tried to think of something nice and kind to answer if he complained. But he did not grumble. He looked up and smiled, and said: Oh, mummy, that was nasty How sorry I shall be when I hear that any other little boy has got whooping-cough!" Can you not guess how pleased his mother was to have such a brave little boy, and how delighted she was to hear him speak as he did? If you are a boy, has your mother got a brave If you are a girl, has your motner got a brave little girl? It is not good to make too much fuse even when you are ill. But it is good, and very good, too. to learn from your troubles to think kindly of other people. Next time you are unwell try and think how hard it is for other people to be ill. Do something like this with all your troubles. When you are hungry, think of the poor boys and girls whose parents can never give them enough to eat. When you fall down, think how it must hurt smaller children to fall, and remember to try and pick them up instead of laughing when they tumble down. Be brave; and be sorry for other people. These two filings will help a great deal to- wards being good all the time. NO ROOM. It had been a most delightful picnic, but it occurred to Bobby as he watched the elders of the party clearing away the remnants of the feast that he had eaten a great deal— perhaps a trifle too much for comfort. Would you like another piece of this cake, Bobby? asked a kindly-disposed per- son, surprising what she took to be a wistful look in the little boy's eyes. thank you." said Bobby. "I think perhaps I could chew it, but I know 1 couldn't uwullovv it." HOW THE CHINESE TRAIN BIRDS. The Chinese are very fond of all animals, and especially so of birds. They train and teach these latter in wonderful ways. A Chinese may be seen to go near a. singing- bird's cage and tell it to sing. and it would pour forth its little heart in melody. Birds never seem to have any fear of them. In the afternoons in early spring, or on a fine day in winter, one may see hundreds of well- dressed and dignified men. each carrying a covered bird-cage, taking tho birds \.out for the air. When they arrive at some open space in the city, or beautiful spot in the en- virons, they uncover the cages and hold them aloft, or simply sit with them on their knees, and the bird will sing as if its little throat would burst. They have absolutely no fear, and, though caged, seem to have a perfect understanding with their owners, and obey their voices. They are often let out of the cages when taken out for exercise, but they trill return at the call of their owners. I have pockets in my trousers. They're great: Now the I..>oy, can't say That I'm a baby any more: I'm five years old to-day. "Father," said a iittle boy to his parent the other day. are not sailors very, very small "No. my son," answered the father, What leads you to suppose that they are email?" "Because," replied the boy. "I read the other day of a sailor going to sleep in his watch." A teacher in a small school had been giving softie talks on the protective colouring of ani- mals, and she felt sure that her questions would ùe answered correctly. Why do we find :'0 many worms have a green colour*?" she Asked. Willie, the youngest, was called upon. 'C.-msa they aren't ripe yet." ho said. When they're ripe they're butterflies." COUSIN KATE. Torpedo-boat 71 collided on Tuesday with.. steamer off the Maplins, and was slightly damaged. In a. speech at Wellington, the New Zealand Premier declared that he would not rest satisfied until the "All Red" mail route was an accom- plished fact. The Persian people have issued & manifesto, appealing to the world to support them against the encroachment of the Shah oa their rights.
1 WISE AND OTHERWISE. The man with a question he thinks you can't answer is pretty sure to-ask it. As a rule, the less work a man has to do the louder he complains about it. Some people demand more gratitude for a pre- scut than the present is worth. "T me. Fanny, how much would you give to have blonde hair like mine?" "I do not know. How much did you give? Unlike the woman who has had typhoid fever, the bald-headed man gets little satisfaction in telling how curly his hair used to be. "Is it hard to propose to a girl?" "Depends on the girl." "How so?" "If she has been out several seasons it is hard not to." It must be some consolation to know that you made your late husband happy." "01). yes. Poor George was in Heaven until he died." Wouldn't you like to see yourself as others see you?" "No, indeed; I'm nervous. I had a nightmare, and it nearly gave me prostration." Towne: "You look rather weary, old man." Browne: Yes; I've had a trying time this past week." Towne: "Sick?" Browne: on a jury." Wigwag: "What is your wife mad about now?" Hen peck: "Her absentrnindedness. She was going to scold me about something and she can't remember what it was." "Two things make my wife very angry." "What arc they?" "To get ready for company that doesn't come, and to have company come when she isn't ready Johnny (sobbing): Does it really h-hurt you to whip me, mamma?" Ala: "Yes, my son; very much more than it hurts you." Johnny (drying his eyes): "I'm so glad." He: This shopping business is an awful nuis- ance! She: "Why, Henry? You have no rea- son to complain. I've done all the shopping. All you do is to carry the parcels! Percy: "Are you still keeping up your deep breathing exercises, old chap?" Ferdy: "I have discontinued it for a time. I am lodging next door to a glue factory just at present." "They says it's electricity," said Pat. as he stopped before the brilliant street lamp; but I'll be hanged if I can see how it is they make the hairpin burn in the bottle." Customer: "I must say. waiter, this is the first time I've ever had a really tender steak here." Waiter (aghast): "Good gracious! I must: have given you the proprietor's steak!" Tho Burglar (to Mrs. Jones): "If you venture to say another word. madam, I'll shoor." Mr. Jones (fascinated): jkI say, my good man. how much will you stay here for a week?" Husband (sighingp. She gave me her hand yesterday, and promised me that she would try to control her temper, and to-Tlay she threw rrio downstairs! 'Frailty, thy name is woman! "The man I marry." she said, "must be one who always thinks before he epeaks." "Then." replied the young gentleman at whom the shaft has been aimed, I fear he'll never ask you." Green: "I was the victim of a lynching party in Arizona once." Brown: You don't say?" Green: "Fact. I married the widow of a man who was strung up for horse-stealing." Indignant Maiden: "What did you mean. sir, by trying to kiss me? Commercial Youth (who was going to pop) Business. It is cus- tomary to sample goods before bidding for them." Mrs. Popinjay: "Socrates, why don't you say something to Angelina about sitting up so late with young Posebov?" lr. ^Popinjay: "Me? Why. I rather 'like it. It saves worrying about burglars." Mr. Phoxv: "Did you send the Borems a card for our 'at home'? Mrs. Phoxy: Yes: how could I get out of it?" Mr. Phoxy: "I'll tell Borem that Jenks is coming. Borem owes him money." Scruggs: "Now, Muggs's wife is what I call a self-sacrificing woman. She earned a thousand pounds for him last month." Mrs Scruggs: "Good- ness! How?" Scruggs: "Got killed in a railway accident." Mrs. Byers: Mrs. Cassidv next door was talking to-day about her Irish blood and too struggle of '98.' I wonder what she means' by that?" Mr. Byers: "Sounds like a fight at a bargain sale." Yes. it's. a very ingenious flying machine. It combines the minimum of weight with the maximum of power—in fact, there's only one thing the matter with it." "What's that?" "It can't fly." Towne: Of course the scheme is a good one, but do you think your wife will approve of it? Browne: Yes, if by careful hinting I can get her to formulate it herself and make her believe it's her own." Wife (looking up from the book): You know a great many things. John; now, what do you think should be done in a case of drowning?" Husband: "Arrange for some sort of a funeral, I should think A young minister, condoling with a house- breaker in gaol, droned: "Ah, my friend. let us remember that we are here to-day and gone to- morrow." You may be; I ain't," the house- breaker answered shortly. No," said the candid kleptomaniac. when I'm arrested for pilfering I never give my real name. It would compromise too many people!" "Indeed, and what is your name?" inquired the magistrate. "John Smith." An energetic barber, who had just opened his shop. announced himself as a tonsorial artist, physiognomical hairdresser, facial operator, cranium manipulator, and capillary abridger. Hair cut and shave with ambidextrous facility." Mrs. Blank is credited with saying that friends are like melons—you must try a hundred before you Ind one of the right sort." But it's something of a paradox, it. to cut a friend in order to find out what he's like? They took him to the sanatorium moaning feebly: "Thirty-nine, thirty-nine." "What does he mean by that?" the attendant inquired. "It's the number of buttons on the back of his wife's new frock," the family doctor explained. An old lady was telling her grandchildren about some trouble in Scotland, in the course of which the chief of her clan was beheaded. It was nae great thing of a head. bairns, to be sure," said the old lady, "but it was a sad loss to him." "If you'll always give me full swing." ob- served the pendulum. you will never have any trouble with your hands." I don't know," re- plied the clock. "If it wasn't for your going back and forth in my works, I never would have any srtrikes." Innkeeper (to visitor, a meteorologist): Two hours ago you said it was going to rain." Meteorologist: "YeII. was I right?" Inn- keeper: "No; but the other visitors must have heard you, because they have taken your um- brella with them!" The mother of the family caught Tommy giv- ing the baby's head a do^e of water with the flower sprinkler Why, Tommy what in the world arc you doing?" she cried. "Oh." said Tommy, "I'm just givin' baby's head a sprink- lin' to see if the hair won't sprout." Thumper occasionally says things that are wonderfully apropos," said one statesman. "Yes." answered the other; he's like our parrot at home. It doesn't know much, but what it does know it keeps repeating until some circumstance arises that makes the remark seem marvellously apt." Two men were talking about a friend and his motor-car. He seems to be very well satisfied with it." remarked one. Hasn't paid a copper in repairs all the nine months he's had it, he tells me." Yes," replied the other. I heard the same story from the fellow who's done all the repairs." First Showman: how, arc you getting on now:" &>( end Showman: Splendidly; simply coining money. Last year my principal dttraction was a fat man, and the bills for food simply ruined me. This year I am running a fasting man. and just raking in the coin. It's a splendid line. Yon should try it." A well-to-do Scotch lady one day said to her gardener, Man Tammas. I wonder you get married. Y Ollvc a nice house, and all you want to complete it is a wife. You know the first gardener that ever lived had a wife." Quite reet. missus," said Tammas, "quite rect; but he clidna keep his job lang after he got the wife." "Yes." said a. boy to a reporter who was look- ing for news, mother fell downstairs and broke tiller legs." "Nonsense! What do you take me for? exclaimed the journalist. Your mother hasn't got three legs." "I didn't say she had!" retorted the boy. "The legs belonged to the table mother fell against; she wasn't hurt .-t all! Mrs. Blazer: "Doctor, what are the symptoms 01" paresis?" Doctor: "Why. it usually manifests iLelf in strange, unusual, and altogether unex- ph'inable actions." Mrs. Blazer: "Just as I thought, doctor, and my husband's got it. He went fishing yesterday, and came home with an oty basket." Sergeant (to a soldier during exercise): "No. 67, if a riot were to break out and the command was given to fire, what would you do?" No. 67: "I would fire." Sergeant: "If that order meant. firing on your father and mother, what would yon do?" No. 67: "I would not fire." Sergeant: -Yhy not?" No. 67: "Because there would be no need, as they are both dead already." N. f, John Jones. aged tifty-five. a well-known Livprpool solicitor, fell down dead in the street whil j he was proceeding to business on Saturday. Th. Swazi chiefs sailed from Southampton on Saturday en route for South Africa. Chai ijed with shooting a clergyman named White, of Cashel. who was returning from offici- ating church service, the Rev. Gibbings, late R«>ctor of Ballingarry. Co. Tipperary, has been again remanded at Cloumel.
Bhuddlan Fire Brigade Ball. A very successful ball was held at the Plough Hotel, St Asaph, on Friday night, in aid of the funds of the Rhuddlan and Bodrhyddan Fire Brigade. The room had been most taste. fully decorated, and those responsible for the J decorations were Mrs Roberts (Plough Hotel), Mr Griffiths, Mrs Conwy Bell, Miss Gladys Bell, Miss Olive Bell, Mr John Cropper, Mr Benjamin Jones. Lieut Oldfield and Mr T Gri- ffiths undertook the arranging of the fire extin- guishing appliances, which were an important feature of the decorations. The ball was held under the patronage of Mrs Williams Wynn and Col. P R Johnston, C.M.G., and the latter opened the ball w.ith Mrs Johnston. The stewards were—Captain W Conwy Bell (Rhudd- lan), Gapuin Thomas Parry (Rhyl), Captain Robert Lloyd (Denbigh), and Captain Tegid Owen (Ruthin). Miss Conwy Bell and Mr A W Lewis admirably discharged the duties of hon. secretaries, and the arrangements were excellent. The music was supplied by Mr Horace Haselden's band from Rhyl, acd as usual this was very much appreciated. Mrs Roberts, of the Plough Hotel, catered in a most satisfactory manner. The ball was much en- joyed, and we understand that among those present were the following:—Col and Mrs Johnstor, Wygfair Isa; Mr John Cropper. Ruthin Captain and Mrs Tegid Owen, do Miss Owen, Bala; Miss Battine Williams, Ruthin; Mr Leonard Smith, do; Captain and Mrs Lloyd, Denbigh Miss Davies, Mold Mr G Parry Jones, Denbigh Mis es Roberts, old Alderman and Mrs James Hughes, Denbigh; Mr J Holland Roberts, do; Mr Alletson Jones, do Mr 'S Lloyd, do Mr D T Jones, Rhyl Mr Charles Connah, Mr Frank Connah, Mr W Gunner, do Dr Hutton, do Miss Griffiths, St George; Mrs Clough, Mrs Mountain, Mr Mountain, Rhyl; Miss Stanley. Rhuddlan Mr II J Osbormer, Crewe; Capt and Mrs Conwy Bell, Miss Gladys Bell, Miss Olive Bell, Rhuddlan; Miss Calvert, St George; Capt Parry, Rhyl; Lieut J f) Hughes, Lieut J Oldfield, Rhuddlan; Mr and Mrs Jami- son, St Asaph Mr and Mrs Howatson, do Mr and Mrs Tomkinson, St Asaph; Miss Lloyd, St Asaph; Mr Ball, St George; Miss Jones, St Asaph; Mrs Roberts, do; Mr Rose, Misc. Jones, Mr French, Bodelwyddan, e-ts. 0
[We do not necessarily endorse the opinions expressed by our correspondents.—ED.J THE POOR RELIEF FUND. To the Editor of the RECORD AND ADVERTISER. Sir,—At a. meeting of the Committee on Mon- day last, the Vicar in the chair, I reported that the fund was approaching exhaustion. JB73 had been subscribed, JB49 7s 2d spent on soup and bread, f:1d cheap meals (724 for adults, and 572 for children), leaving £24 2s lOd in hand, just enough to continue the relief on the same lines ior another fortnight. And it was resolved to continue -It for that period, and at the end, viz., on Tuesday, the 28th inst., at 11 a.m., for the 'Committee to meet again at the Council Chamber 'to consider .the position. Subscribers of 5s and upwards are members of the Committee, and all are invited to attend the meeting, without notice, other than this letter. The Committee also desirej me to make a further pressing appeal for more sub- scriptions, in anticipation, of very severe weather, and much want on the part of the poor. It is unnecessary for me to say but a word to a generous people sucli as we have in Rhyl. The quality of mercy is not strain'd, It droppeth as 'the gentle rain from haaven, Upon the place beneath." Yours truly, ARTHUR ROWLANDS, Council Offices, Hon. Sec. Jan. 22nd, 1908.
PROPOSED NEW PAVILION. To the Editor of the RECORD AND ADVERTISE*. Sir,—Upon reading the newspaper report of the last meeting of the Rhyl Urban District Council, I find that the Office of Woods has imposed upon the Council a payment of the sum of JB55 for the Crown mineral rights within the same area" (i.e., the a:ea of the new Pavilion and Gardens), the offer to te open for one month from the 9th inst." The Council have had to pay this money nclens volens, but I consider it a monstrous imposition and one to which the attention of the local members of Parliament should be called in order to Taise the question in the House of Commons. Does any one imagine for one moment that the minerals under tfhis small area of land are I worth a solitary 6d ? From my experience of the Office of Woods, if is srrprising to me iit has not claimed another JS55 for the sporting rights over the land, n- ^idering the vast quantity of game -n the shape of pheasants, partridges, grouse, woodcocks, snipes, landrails, and other birds (not omitting the big game; with which, vast tract of territory is rotoriously infested.—I fn, yours truly, F. J. GAMLIN. 17th January, 1908.
HINTS FOR TIl, HOME, j VIRTUE OF SALAD i IL. SFCLAD oil forms a most useful article of diet for delicate people. The invalid who not touch cod-liver oil should be encouraged to use freely mayonnaise dressing, and in eat- ing salad to pour over it a. liberal supply of oil. In cases where the for this is not, it can, generally, soon bo acquired. For some cases of debility and weak digestion, small doses of salad oil will do wonders. Many people have been able to give up the almost daily use drugs by taking instead a des- sertspooc/Jal of salad oil on going to bed. If the tastJ be disliked it can be taken with a little claret, which will quite disguise it. In the nursery, salad oil should be used for rub- bing into the chest-baek and front—when there is a tendency to weakness of the lungs. The pores of the skin will absorb it readily, and it will be found to have a nourishing and strengthening effect. TO KEEP GAME. Newly-ground coffee sprinkled over the game will keep it fresh in the most unfavour- able weather. Although only twenty-eight, years of age. Wil- liam Brown, an electrician, who died at Fuliiam, weighed 19st. Medical evidence at the inquest shewed that the heart weighed 2loz. (twice the normal weight of a man of his age), and the liver 71b. A terrible disaster took place at a Barnsley tthow on Saturday, sixteen children being killed and many injured through a crush on a narrow, winding staircase. Uermany nas an unenviable record regard to its child criminals. In 1905 the number of children convicted of serious offences was 48.003; in 1906. 51.232; and last year it was 55.211. the worst 'feature being, says the Observer, that the increase is principally in the graver offences, such as forgery and arson. Fire on Saturday destroyed the fine residence just built for Mr. French at Marske Mill, near Salt burn, doing £6,000 worth of da mace.
i'ilOUGIITFUL. TI1 "o is so kindly as kindness, and notlu-.0 ao ai truth. I evil may c vze upon a soul from w- aj. iail to oil. l:e it. But the smallest oil v.a, that is lo.cd and de- sired v.- -1 cont. -i in, will or-iplish what I the oiu.c us failed ia. The only hopeless evL evil that we do not hate, nor endeavour to escape from, but allow to remain. No man can produce great things who is not thorougnly sincere in dealing with him- self. Marcus Anrelius has drawn for us a most instructive lesson in his character cf An- touius. He says:—"Remember his constancy in every act which was comfortable to reason, his evenness in all things, his piety, the serenity of his countenance, his sv/eet- ness, his disregard of empty fame, and his efforts to understand things; how he bore with those who blamed him unjustly, without blaming them in return; how he did nothing in a hurry; how he listened not to calumnies, and how exact an examiner of manners and actions he was; not given to reproaching people, nor timid, nor suspicious—with how little he was satisfied, such as lodging, bed, dress, food, servants how laborious and pati- ent; how sparing he was in his diet; what firmness and uniformity in his friendships; how he tolerated freedom of speech in those who opposed his opinions; and how pious he was without superstition." Some say that the age of chivalry is past. The age of chivalry is never past, so long as there is a wrong left unredressed on earth, or a man or woman left to say, "I will redress that wrong, or spend my life in the attempt." Heaven is not reached at a single bound, But we build the ladder by which we rise From the lowly earth to the vaulted skies. And we mount to the summit round by round. I count this thing to be grandly true, That a noble deed is a step toward God, Lifting the eoul from the common &od To a purer air and a broader view. We rise by the thing's that arc under our feet, By what we have mastered of greed and gain. By the pride deposed and the passion slam, And the vanquished ills that we hourly meet. We hope, we aspire, we resolve, we trust. A sorrow your soul has changed into sweet- ness, into, indulgence of patient smiles, is a sorrow that shall never return without spiri- tual ornament; and a fault or defect you have looked in the face can harm you W no more, or even be harmful to others. Our ideal will never be met with in life un- less we have first achieved it within our- selves. It is a safe me; sure of men that is given in the saying, ".••0 is a largo man if he does not feel his duty is larger than himself." The young girl who feels that her soul is infinite and her duty infinitesimal, and yearns for a career accordingly, is measuring wrong. The young man who thinks himself very important, and his job beneath him, is out of all proportion in his reckoning. By using the correct rule cf measurement, much complaint may be avoided, and better work done all round. Just where you stand in the conflict, There is your place The first part. of our lives is the foundation part, conditioning all the future. The choices of youth are the all-important choices. The lad who thinks that he can fling away his teens and his twenties, and ther. "settle down" is only right in one sense. He can settle down to the bottom, along with the other wrecks. I would be pure, for there are those who trust me; I would be true, for there are those who CRre; I would be strong, for there is much to Sli, >i I would be brave, for there is much to d-. •. I woulu oe friend of all—the foe, the friend- less I would be giving and forget the gift; I would be humble, for I know my weakness; I would look up—and laugh, and love, and lift. Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbours, and let every year find you a better man. The. mere lapse of years is not life. To eat and drink and sieep, to be exposed to darkness and the light, to pace round in the mill of habit, and to turn thought into an instrument of trade—this is not life. Know- ledge, i- ,<1, love, beauty, Goodness — alone give true vitality to the mechanism of existence. The life of mirth that vibrates through the the tears that freshen the dry wastes within the music that brings childhood back; the doubt which makes us meditate; the death which startles us with mystery; the hardship which forces us to struggle; the anxiety that ends in trust, are the true nourishment of our natural being. • From the noble you will learn what is noble; but if you mix with ba3e men vou will lose the wits you have. Our rights extend just to the place where others' rights begin, and not an inch farther. Before we begin to talk about them, and urge them, it is well for us to examine boun- dary lines pretty closely. The man who "stands upon his rights," is not always a pleasant or well-poised figure; he often has one foot upon his neighbour's ground. Never swerve in vour conduct from your honest convictions. It is a dangerous thing to let our desires interpret our duties. Most of our blunders begin just here. The wish is FO often "father to the thought that we allow it to define 0111 duty, and thus assign it control over the will. Duty may go hand in hand with our wi^heN. But our wishes arc in the least led uy a sinful heart, they part at that point iron) the path 01 duty. Retter by far allow duty to direct than to follow the leadings of our wi.-h -s and deques. "For though tne Giant Ages he.1 the hill And break the shore, and everiuorp Make and !J"eck. and work their will; Though world on wrld myriad mvriadf roll Round us. cach with different power?, And other forms of life thau ours. What know we greater than the On God and Godlike men we build oofi. trust." —Tennyson, If every day we can feel, if only for moment, the elation of being alive, the reali* zation of being our best selves, of filling our destined scope and trend, we may be sura that we are succeeding. Undue praise is the poison of huinan aouls; he that would live healthily, let him learn to go along entirely without praise. j, "Our chief want in life," says Emerson, t "is somebody who shall make us do what we can. This is the service of » friend. With him we are easily great. There is a sublime attraction in him to whatever virtue there is in us. -How he flings wide open the door of existence! What questions we ask of him! What an understanding we have How few words are needed! It is the only real society. A real friend doubles my possibilities and adds his strength to mine and makes a well- nigh irresistible force possible to me." Life is to be measured by action, aiot by time. How long I shall live is in tho power cf others; but it is in my own .how well.