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THE Welsh Nonconformists of Cardiff have arranged a united preaching service for St. David's Day. The invited preachers are the Revs. Dr. Probert, of Bangor, and S. T. Jones, of Rhyl. IT is reported from Holyhead that the mansion of Ucheldre, at Holyhead, with its magnificent park and charming surround- ings, is about to pass into the possession of a Roman Catholic Sisterhood. The Tribune, the great Liberal daily. celebrated its first birthday on Tuesday last, A special and interesting number was issued on the occasion giving an account of its first year's work, and it is evident that this latest venture in journalism is going to stay. AMONGST the Welsh residents of the city of Kingston, Jamaica, where a terrible earth- quake calamity took place this week, are Dr. D. J. Williams and Mrs. Williams, both well known at Aberystwyth. Dr. Williams, who formerly lived at Broncaradog, has been for some years medical superintendent of the Kingston Asylum. SHEEP-STEALERS who were convicted and sent to prison formerly were punctured with Indian ink on the wrist, a brand which, as sailors know, is indelible. It is stated that the only survivor of those barbarous days is now an old man of 86, and has for two generations been following the trade of butcher at a small town in West Wales. AN admirable account of Vaughan, the Silurist, is given in the third volume of the History of English Poetry "—a vast work of lasting value recently completed-by Mr. W. J. Courthope, who describes the Welsh poet as the lineal progenitor of Words- worth." Vaughan was a physician, born at Newton, on the Usk, and he lies buried at Llansantffraid Church, near Brecon. SIR JOHN PULESTON'S annual treat to the poor Welsh of the East End of London will be given on Thursday next, 24th, at the Schoolroom of the" Lycett" Wesleyan Chapel, opposite Stepney Green Station. Tea will be provided from 5 to 6.30 p.m., and a public meeting will be held at 7, when Sir John and others are expected to address the gathering. IT will, probably, surprise most people to learn that at the present moment the wealthiest British woman living is a Welsh woman; more, that she is single; and, further, remarks a contemporary, that it may be doubted if one in a hundred thousand (outside of Wales) has ever heard her name Miss Emily Charlotte Talbot was one of the three children of Mr. Christopher Talbot, a popular M.P. of the mid-Victorian Era. The only son died in early youth, and Miss Talbot's sister, somewhat younger than her- self, became the wife, just forty years ago, of Mr. Fletcher of Saltoun. Miss Talbot re- mained at home, keeping home for her father at beautiful Margam Abbey, Glam- organ, and on his death, which took place some sixteen years ago, his devoted elder daughter found herself left his sole executrix, and owner of all the Talbot real estate, valued at about a million and a half sterling, as also of a reversionary interest in a huge trust fund in Consols. From her youth upwards Miss Talbot has closely associated herself with the Principality, and she is much loved and respected by the inhabitants of Port Talbot. Though she has a beautiful London house in one of the old-world Marylebone squares, all her interests in life are concentrated in Wales, where she has two magnificent properties, and where she is at once splendidly and unostentiously charitable.

Bwrdd y Gol.