Gohebiaethau. A WORD FROM CANADA. To the Editor of CYMRO LLUNDAIN A'R CELT. DEAR SIR,-As a constant reader of your valuable journal, permit me the liberty of occupying a small portion of it for the benefit of Dear old Wales." I was struck by the words entitled" Lines suggested by St. Davids Day in your issue of March 2nd, especially, "Ye are not doomed to die! Youth yet prevails behold the future fame of Little Wales." Why the people of Wales have not looked the future of their Dear little Country in the face before now I cannot understand. Speak the grand tongue your father spoke of old" is a common exhortation, but are we doing this ? I am afraid not. There are thousands of Welshmen to-day who cannot speak their native language. They can go about and sing "Rule Brittania," "The Maple leaf for ever," &c., but as you said in your issue of February 9th, they cannot sing one word of the National Anthem of Wales. I enclose a newspaper cutting concerning a lecture given by a visitor to Wales during the late revival, which shows that the Welshman is honoured not only in Wales, but everywhere. I noticed a remark in your paper of March 2nd, stating that people were paid for booming Canada, I can truthtully state that it is so. Where the English papers say that a man can get from 4 to 5 dollars a day in Canada, I say from experience that they get about one-third of 4 or 5 dollars, which is barely enough to keep up with your running ex- penses. So I advise all enterprising young Welsh- men to stay at home, for they are a deal better off, as I have found out to my cost. Now I must conclude, wishing you and your paper every possible success.— I remain, your truly, D. THOMAS. The cutting referred to states that a Rev. J. W. Hoyt in a lecture at Ontario on the Welsh revival," said, among other things, that in his opinion and in the opinion of others, travelling in his party, a veritable pentecost had come to Wales, due, he believed, to the fact that the Welsh as a people, loved the Word of God and honoured it. They loved to hear it preached and sung, and they loved to teach it in the Sabbath schools and study it together. One marked feature of the Welsh Sunday schools was the presence of adults, not only young people, but people of all ages, who met on Sabbath afternoon to study the word of God. God had said Them that honour Me I will honour."
LLYFRAU CYMRAEG. GWYDDFA Y BARDD, sef gwaith Barddonol y diweddar Brifardd Cawrdaf." Mewn llian, 5/6. BYWYDAU ENWOGION, yn cynwys hanes Owain Glyndwr, Dic Aberdaron, a Twm o'r Nant (ganddo ef ei hun), yn nghyd a Breiniol Gofrestr o hen Frenhinoedd a Thywysogion y Brythoniaid er yr amser boreuaf. Mewn llian, 3/6. Y TAFOD 0 DAN, sef gwir nerth Cristionog- aeth, gan William Arthur, M.A. Mewn llian, 2/6. LLYFR Y RESOLUTION, neu hollawl ymroad i wasanaeth Duw, cyfieithedig gan y diweddar Doctor John Davies, o Fallwyd. Mewn llian, 3/6. IEUAN BRYDYDD HIR, sef ei holl weithiau barddonol ac amryw o'i lythyrau. Mewn llian, 3/6. EDMUND PRYS, Archddiacon Meirionydd, sef Traethawd Bywgraphyddol a Beirniadol ar yr hen Salmodlydd Melus o Feirion, gan y diweddar G. Jones (Glan Menai). Mewn llian, 2/6. Gellir cael yr oil o'r uchod ond anfon blaendal i P. J. EVANS, 80B, Queen's Road, Lavender Hill, London, S.W. WILLIAM DAVIES, Dairy & Life Insurance Agent, 160, HIGH HOLBORN. 100 gls. all 4d.; shop £20; 26 cows: good B. £ 1500 S.W.-80 gls. 4d.; shop 220; main road £ 1200 W.—55 gls. 4d.; shop 230; main road 2750 City—60 gls. 4d.; shop £ 25 20 cows; good jglOOO W.—52 gls. 4d.; shop 220; 2 prams £725 W.—54 gls. 4d.; shop 6C30; 2 prams £700 City-30 gls. 4d.; shop 945; pram C550 N.—28 gls. all 4d.; shop 217; pram £ 360 N.—40 gls. 4d., less 14 at 3d.; 2 prams 2250 Surrey-42 gls. 4d.; shop; good business £ 240 Indoor Takings— £ 50 quite genuine £ 200 Clapham Junction—18 gls. 4d.; shop 917 9180 Fulham-15 gls. 4d.; shop 930 £ 180 Lambeth-21 gls. 4d.; shop 210; good zC 180 Bow-26 gls. all 4d.; shopql5; pram 2160 Indoor Takings P,40 to 945 genuine jE160 Hackney-12 gls. 4d.; shop £ 16; nice spot 2150 Vendors please send your businesses to DAVIES for QUICK SALE.—Buyers come to DAVIES and be suited instantly. D. COOKSEY & SON, Inexpensive and Modern Funerals. (Price List on application.) 266, UPPER STREET, ISLINGTON, and 52, AMWELL STREET, PENTONVILLE. Carriage Department 97, CHAPEL-STREET. Telephone Nos. 30 and 601, NORTH. MHDee DAVIES, H.R.e.M., Teacher, L.C.M. Voice Production and Solo Singing. Telephone 8914 CeDtral. For Terms: Apply, 118, Euston Road.
LEGAL EDUCATION IN WALES. PROPOSED LEGAL CONFERENCE AT ABERYSTWYTH. A Conference of members of the legal pro- fession is to be held at Aberystwyth on May 4th to consider the advancement of legal education in Wales. Among those who hope to attend the Con- ference are the President of the Law Society, the Principal and Director of Legal Studies, the President of the Swansea and Neath Law Society, and several other leading representatives of the profession. Three matters will arise for discussion, first, the facilities which now exist for granting degrees in Law to Students about to enter the legal profession second, the provision of Lectures on various branches of the law to those who have already been articled or have begun practice and third, the appropriation towards these two objects of the grants of money now annually made by the Law Society on account of the work already done at Aberystwyth and Swansea, where lectures on the English Law are now regularly given by Professor Levi. At present the Faculty of Law at Aber- ystwyth possesses four groups of students- 1. Students who are taking the University degrees in Law. 2. Students who are studying law for the Home or Indian or Colonial Services, a sphere in which already very gratifying success has been achieved. 3. Articled Clerks of North Wales and Mid Wales. for whom special courses of lectures in Law are held at Aberystwyth. 4. Articled Clerks of South Wales, for whom special courses of lectures in Law are held at the Law Courts, Swansea. All these deprrtments are being carried on during the present year, and resulting in- crease of work calls for this Conference, in order to secure the approval and co-opera- tion of all who are interested in legal education. It is understood that all solicitors prac- tising in Wales are invited to the Conference, and there is every reason to believe that a large number will attend to support the President of the Law Society.
critical inquiry into what actually consti- tutes failure in life raises very searching doubts about the soundness of the whole proposal, so that we must now take up that question. The adverse factors in our environment are partly physical and partly mental. As I wish to discuss chiefly the latter I will mention physical disabilities and disease only briefly. Disease, however, is a simpler ex- ample, and illustrates the principles of my argument pretty well, so I will say a few words about it, and as an instance will choose consumption or tuberculosis. The tubercle bacillus, which, of course, is the cause of consumption, has found man a favourable subject for its growth, and conse- quently tuberculosis is a very widespread disease. Assuming now that the tubercle bacilli were shown to be a permanent part of man's environment, that they had come to stay for good, the attitude of certain public- spirited men is quite intelligible when they maintain that, the only method of dealing with the problem is to modify man by evolution, so as to make him better adapted to that particular feature in his environment. We must have a race," they say, that can resist tuberculosis. Therefore all those who are susceptible to the disease must be allowed to die, or at all events they must not be permitted to have children who, like their parents, will be susceptible to the disease." You will notice at once how contrary all this is to both the principles and practice of the medical profession, whose efforts are directed solely towards the prolongation of life and alleviation of suffering in all cases. As to the question of the patients marrying and Jhaving children, it is most doctors' ex- perience that their advise is rarely asked and never taken. The cry has therefore been raised that all efforts of the medical pro- fession, however beneficial to the individual, can only be harmful to the community be- cause they tend to save the weak and unfit, and so allow them to transmit their unfitness to the next generation. There are, however, some very important objections that may be raised against this simple view. In the first place, in the case of tuberculosis, it has never been proved that even the suscepti- bility to the disease is inherited, so that one great assumption on which the above views are necessarily based is, to say the least of it, insecure. In the second place, the evolution of a resistiveness to tuberculosis would take an infinity of time unless the opportunities of infection were fairly evenly distributed. It is obvious, however, that this is far from being the case. Whether an individual shall die of tuberculosis is determined, less by his susceptibility to the complaint, than by the amount of his income, or the locality of his birth. In the third place, it has been shown that tubercle bacilli need not be permanent features of our environment. Science knows that the disease could be abolished for all time if the task were seriously undertaken for a few years by a statesmanlike govern- ment. In the fourth place if all the horrible cost of millions of lives a year for some tens of thousands of years we managed to evolve a race resistent to tuberculosis how much really better off should we be at the end ? What would we have lost in other ways by the process ? If such a law as that proposed had been in operation 150 years ago we should have had no Keats, Mozart, Schubert, and many other delights of the world. For all we know to the contrary, certain kinds of genius may go with a distinct susceptibility to tuberculosis. Then, finally, why should we allow a miserable microbe like the tubercle bacillus to dictate to us what kind of a race we shall be ? Surely it is a far grander thing to belong to a race that has intelligence enough to exterminate the I'" tubercle bacillus, than to one that was merely proud of having developed, at a ghastly sacrifice, insusceptibility to tuber- culosis. Similar arguments, the evidence for which I cannot, of course, consider here, apply to similar diseases, so that we can claim that, at least over a large field, the teaching of Science justifies us in helping the weak, and shows us that our duty is to destroy the affliction rather than the afflicted. (To be continued.)